Remember When Trump Boasted He Was Sending an Aircraft Carrier to Deter North Korea? Well, He Didn’t.

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You may recall that last week, our so-called president Donald Trump bragged that he was sending a big deterrent signal to North Korea by commanding an aircraft carrier to sail to the Sea of Japan. Numerous pundits and cable news talking heads hailed this move as a sign of a new muscle-bound “Trump Doctrine.”

Well. Today the New York Times reports that even though this “big deterrent signal” was reported all over Asia and greatly increased tensions between the US and lots of other nations (not just North Korea), in the real world the carrier Carl Vinson was actually sailing in the opposite direction — to the Indian Ocean, for scheduled exercises with the Australian Navy.

WASHINGTON — As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior.

The problem was, the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the four other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula.

Just one more episode in the never-ending parade of fraudulent posturing from this gang of malevolent clowns in the White House.

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174 comments

1
darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:24:15am

Trump’s first attempt at dick swinging…

2
Jenner7  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:24:56am
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Dr. Matt  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:25:13am
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jaunte  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:25:17am

This won’t be the last time a Trump brag sails in the opposite direction he intended.

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:26:28am
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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:27:30am

re: #3 Dr. Matt

I love that Mike Pence’s DMZ photo op is getting so soundly mocked.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:28:14am

But remember, Obama was totally weak and stuff.

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jaunte  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:29:03am

Yammer loudly and stumble over a big stick.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:30:43am

re: #1 darthstar

Trump’s first attempt at dick swinging…

Yeah but did NK nuke America like it did during Obama? See, Libtard!.

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jaunte  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:30:51am
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Sir John Barron  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:31:39am

I can’t believe you guys are forgetting all about how N.Korea nuked us and invaded the U.S during Obama.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:32:14am

re: #11 Sir John Barron

I can’t believe you guys are forgetting all about how N.Korea nuked us and invaded the U.S during Obama.

I guarantee you if Trump said that, he could easily get 25-30% of his supporters to believe it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:33:08am

re: #11 Sir John Barron

I can’t believe you guys are forgetting all about how N.Korea nuked us and invaded the U.S during Obama.

My backyard still reeks of kimchi…

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Jay C  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:33:53am

OK: one bit from the linked NYT article stood out for me:

The saga of the wayward carrier might never have come to light, had the Navy not posted a photograph on Monday of the Carl Vinson sailing through the Sunda Strait, which separates the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. The picture was taken on Saturday, four days after the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, described its mission in the Sea of Japan.

OK, leaving aside the usual Trump White House Follies (Dog knows we can’t expect much from that buffoon-circus), I wonder why it took the media so long to notice that that YUUUGE ARMADA!!! - supposedly steaming around Korea to put the fear into L’il Kim — was actually a thousand or so miles away? I realize that the Navy (even in peacetime) may have its own notions of the “proper” publicity for its ship movements, but SRSLY: a Nimitz-class CVN, a couple of missile cruisers and a bunch of destroyers? They shouldn’t be that hard to spot: even after a week of looking??

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nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:34:19am

The USS Trump steams towards the future….

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:35:12am

What I want to know is, when will the Press stop reporting things the White House tells them as news, without first getting outside corroboration? How many times do they need to get burned to learn their lesson?

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:38:19am

re: #11 Sir John Barron

I can’t believe you guys are forgetting all about how N.Korea nuked us and invaded the U.S during Obama.

Remember Jade Helm!

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Timothy Watson  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:38:24am

So…what will Old Spice say at his next press conference? That the ships really went to the Korean Peninsula? That the military disobeyed an order from POTUS?

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Stanley Sea  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:38:36am

This is how it goes down. They are ready to do some sort of something.
The NYT calls for a quote on a story they are about to publish.

WH turns into shitstorm. Lots of yelling & blaming.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:39:47am

re: #11 Sir John Barron

I can’t believe you guys are forgetting all about how N.Korea nuked us and invaded the U.S during Obama.

FUCK YEAH! THERE WAS EVEN A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT IT AND SHIT!!

imdb.com

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:39:49am

So does Trump think he was being clever, or did his advisors lie to him because he wanted to saber rattle, but they didn’t actually want to add fuel to the fire?

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Stanley Sea  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:39:49am

re: #17 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

What I want to know is, when will the Press stop reporting things the White House tells them as news, without first getting outside corroboration? How many times do they need to get burned to learn their lesson?

Fail on the basic fact checking.

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jaunte  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:40:11am
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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:40:13am

We’re getting deployed…
Where to?
Can’t say…
Classified?
No…we really just don’t know…

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:40:30am

re: #15 Jay C

OK: one bit from the linked NYT article stood out for me:

OK, leaving aside the usual Trump White House Follies (Dog knows we can’t expect much from that buffoon-circus), I wonder why it took the media so long to notice that that YUUUGE ARMADA!!! - supposedly steaming around Korea to put the fear into L’il Kim — was actually a thousand or so miles away? I realize that the Navy (even in peacetime) may have its own notions of the “proper” publicity for its ship movements, but SRSLY: a Nimitz-class CVN, a couple of missile cruisers and a bunch of destroyers? They shouldn’t be that hard to spot: even after a week of looking??

The oceans are huge.

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jaunte  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:41:01am
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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:41:48am

re: #15 Jay C

…but SRSLY: a Nimitz-class CVN, a couple of missile cruisers and a bunch of destroyers? They shouldn’t be that hard to spot: even after a week of looking??

Who was looking? Trump said it, and the Press reported on that claim as fact. Because who bothers to check that sort of thing? I mean, why would the President lie about something so obvious, right?

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:42:18am

re: #23 Stanley Sea

Fail on the basic fact checking.

Hopefully, this will cause the media to question everything, but, at the same time, how do you fact check the movement of Naval vessels?

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:43:50am

Heh…

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freetoken  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:44:19am

re: #15 Jay C

I realize that the Navy (even in peacetime) may have its own notions of the “proper” publicity for its ship movements, …

This ought not be ignored. Actual ship movements and public statements may not be the same, on purpose.

For all we know, Trump is about to start a war with Iran…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:44:29am
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piratedan  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:44:29am

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

and all this time I was attributing it to the remains of the folks killed in the Bowling Green massacre…. /////////////////

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HappyWarrior  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:44:39am

re: #27 jaunte

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Uh huh.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:44:46am

re: #30 darthstar

Heh…

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He was just performance artisting.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:45:24am

re: #30 darthstar

Heh…

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LOfuckin’L. I wish I was there to see this wackiness……sounds funny as all hell.

“Performance artist” as Jones’ lawyer says? Nah….he’s just loonier than a bedbug.

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piratedan  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:45:34am

re: #35 Timothy Watson

performing art without a license….

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:47:32am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:50:59am

re: #36 Dr Lizardo

LOfuckin’L. I wish I was there to see this wackiness……sounds funny as all hell.

“Performance artist” as Jones’ lawyer says? Nah….he’s just loonier than a bedbug.

I’ve always thought either Jones is mentally disturbed or he’s one big fat con.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:51:18am

re: #24 jaunte

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Did Mel Brooks script this trial?

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Timothy Watson  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:52:06am

re: #39 HappyWarrior

I’ve always thought either Jones is mentally disturbed or he’s one big fat con.

Yes.

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makeitstop  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:52:49am

In other news….Buh-bye, BillO.

With only six days remaining in Bill O’Reilly’s vacation, the pressure on the Murdoch family to decide the embattled commentator’s fate is intensifying. Three sources with knowledge of the discussions said that, while no final decision has been made, the Murdochs are leaning toward announcing that O’Reilly will not return to the air. Sons James and Lachlan have been arguing that O’Reilly needs to go, say these sources, though their father, Rupert, has resisted that outcome.

The prospect of dumping O’Reilly — once unimaginable — has gained steam this week due in part to street protests outside Fox News headquarters and advertiser boycotts on O’Reilly’s air. One network insider said Fox executives are alarmed by the severity of the ad-revenue decline. “It’s worse than Glenn Beck,” the insider said, referring to the advertiser revolt that helped derail Beck’s Fox News career in 2011.

Another factor: the Murdochs’ pending $14 billion takeover of European pay-TV provider Sky. On May 16, the British media regulator Ofcom is set to judge whether the Murdochs are “fit and proper” to own such a large media property. Removing O’Reilly could appease critics and help close the Sky deal. (In 2011, the Murdochs abandoned their initial takeover offer for Sky after the London phone-hacking scandal.)

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b.d.  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:52:51am

Brave Sir Donald sailed away….

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gocart mozart  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:56:47am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:58:37am

re: #42 makeitstop

In other news….Buh-bye, BillO.

“It’s okay Billy, we’re taking you to a nice farm upstate where you can roam free and sexually harass all the women you want. Oh and make racially insensitive slurs.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 18, 2017 • 11:59:07am

re: #40 Joe Bacon

Did Mel Brooks script this trial?

Nah, it’s too absurd for Mel.

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:00:40pm

Cowardly asshole ex-war hero cowers…film at eleven.

Syrian woman confronts John McCain for supporting the continuation of Syrias civil war. He can barely look at her

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:00:53pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

“It’s okay Billy, we’re taking you to a nice farm upstate where you can roam free and sexually harass all the women you want. Oh and make racially insensitive slurs.”

Maybe they could build him a studio there as part of the severance.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:01:27pm

re: #48 Belafon

Maybe they could build him a studio there as part of the severance.

He can go play in it like Beck’s fake Oval Office.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:03:38pm

re: #47 darthstar

Cowardly asshole ex-war hero cowers…film at eleven.

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McCain’s war record is separate from his political record which one of a war mongreling dipshit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:05:43pm

*blink*

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Dr. Matt  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:07:50pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:09:25pm

burn….

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:09:40pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

He probably also hasn’t seen the headlines about how state revenues are cratering, because he has the staff remove all of that from the newspaper.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:10:24pm

re: #52 Dr. Matt

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Did you really expect a dope to realize there is a dope epidemic going on?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:10:26pm

lolololol…

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nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:11:11pm

re: #50 HappyWarrior

McCain’s war record is separate from his political record which one of a war mongreling dipshit.

McCain is a comic! Let’s look at some older stand up, and the reviews (with smiling faces) and a lame ass “Uhh” from the Wanna Be Beach Boy Hisself…..*spit*

Trump spits in this guys face a hundered time and he goes and throws the lever for “spit on me again”….

John McCain: “Bomb Iran” (with bonus footage)

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Joe Bacon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:13:55pm

re: #56 Backwoods_Sleuth

lolololol…

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Did they cue the Twilight Zone music yet?

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lawhawk  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:14:14pm

So, Trump’s bark is again louder than its bite. Our allies can’t trust anything they’re hearing out of this Administration, and that’s yet another reason why Pence keeps going overseas - it’s a nonstop apology tour to placate our allies that Trump’s not the shit-show that everyone here knows he is.

Trump’s foreign policy is a shit-show, but the Times will treat it as a very serious thing.

Trump’s entire worldview is reactionary, and it makes no sense. It’s incoherent. It’s based on whatever he last read on Alex Jones’ site or Prison Planet or Gateway Pundit or heard on Fox News in the morning.

So, he claims that the Navy is sending one of its carriers to the waters off North Korea; that by itself is significant, since that’d reassure our allies in South Korea and Japan, and would also send warning signals to North Korea (a threat), and China would see the seriousness of the action.

Instead, the carrier task force headed in the opposite direction - towards the Indian Ocean. Which means our allies are left holding the bag, since one of the deterrents to North Korean aggression is now not there, and North Korea sees Trump for the empty threat gasbag he always has been.

There are so many ways to skewer this latest Trump gaffe on military/foreign policy matters, that it boggles. No one in his inner circle cares to shed any light on any of this - mostly because they don’t care or wont listen to anyone who might know or care.

The JCS? These are the last line of defense here, and they’ve got to be running a fine line here. But something will give way here before long, and it will get very ugly in the chain of command, precisely because Trump’s not right in the head, nor are any of the people advising him.

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gocart mozart  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:18:34pm

re: #47 darthstar

Cowardly asshole ex-war hero cowers…film at eleven.

Syrian woman confronts John McCain for supporting the continuation of Syrias civil war. He can barely look at her

If all you are is a bomber pilot, your only solution is dropping bombs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:19:46pm

Beaver leads herd of cattle around a field in Saskatchewan, Canada. “A very Canadian moment on our Canadian ranch.”

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:19:46pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

If all you are is a bomber pilot, your only solution is dropping bombs planes.

FTFY

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gocart mozart  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:20:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:21:58pm

re: #63 gocart mozart

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They don’t care. They got the Supreme Court judge they wanted and the usual right wing promises about gays and choice.

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:23:51pm

re: #63 gocart mozart

Question the media needs to ask Spicer…”How involved is the President with his Chinese escort service?”

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:24:24pm

How long before Trump denies he said it?

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piratedan  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:27:49pm

re: #63 gocart mozart

but I’m sure that he’s only using the best people… and those could be American jobs…./////////

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nkdee  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:33:17pm

re: #19 Timothy Watson

So…what will Old Spice say at his next press conference? That the ships really went to the Korean Peninsula? That the military disobeyed an order from POTUS?

“I will check into that and get back to you,,,”

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lawhawk  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:34:03pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:35:07pm

re: #63 gocart mozart

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Though to be fair to Trump, he probably obtained that trademark to prevent others from starting Trump escort services.

slate.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:36:48pm

re: #65 darthstar

Question the media needs to ask Spicer…”How involved is the President with his Chinese escort service?”

The “explanation” was given back when this was first reported: supposedly trump organization got the trademark to prevent anyone else from getting it.

In my best Tommy Flanagan voice: “Yeah, sure…that’s the ticket….”

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:38:51pm

re: #70 Big Beautiful Door

Though to be fair to Trump, he probably obtained that trademark to prevent others from starting Trump escort services.

slate.com

How many other presidents have worried about that?

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ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:39:10pm

How long are some of the TV and other media going to be led around by the nose by Trump?

You’d think by now they would seriously doubt anything he says and does as a default setting. They should start any investigations of Trump activities knowing the possibility it is complete BS is somewhere around 90% and then build to see if you can find any facts and truths.

Oh wait…I’m sorry, what was I thinking? They don’t investigate. They bite on a story like it is a big bright shiny fishing lure.

Trump plays ‘em like a little 3” bluegill on the end of a salt water rod set up for fishing Marlin and other big game fish.

They are pathetic.

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lawhawk  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:39:22pm

Rule 1 of being President: Know where all the US carriers are at all times.

Rule 2: See 1.

That they completely botched this shows just how fucked up things are in the White House, and that basic logistics are beyond anything Trump and his toadies can understand.

It’s this kind of thing that can lead to ships getting sunk, lives lost, and wars start.

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lawhawk  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:40:46pm

There’s indeed a Trump tweet for every bit of dumbassery coming out of this White House under Trump.

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makeitstop  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:41:13pm

re: #68 nkdee

“I will check into that and get back to you,,,”

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danarchy  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:42:05pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

The “explanation” was given back when this was first reported: supposedly trump organization got the trademark to prevent anyone else from getting it.

In my best Tommy Flanagan voice: “Yeah, sure…that’s the ticket….”

In this case it is probably true. Apparently there was a non affiliated company that was operating as Trump Escorts that tried to capitalize on Trump’s candidacy. They were sent a cease and desist and changed their name to Mystique Companions. Because of China’s more or less first come first serve trademark policies they could still have trademarked the name in China.

washingtonpost.com

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sizzzzlerz  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:42:10pm

re: #11 Sir John Barron

I can’t believe you guys are forgetting all about how N.Korea nuked us and invaded the U.S during Obama.

Possibly the most devastating attack on the homeland since the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!

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ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:43:06pm

re: #15 Jay C

OK: one bit from the linked NYT article stood out for me:

OK, leaving aside the usual Trump White House Follies (Dog knows we can’t expect much from that buffoon-circus), I wonder why it took the media so long to notice that that YUUUGE ARMADA!!! - supposedly steaming around Korea to put the fear into L’il Kim — was actually a thousand or so miles away? I realize that the Navy (even in peacetime) may have its own notions of the “proper” publicity for its ship movements, but SRSLY: a Nimitz-class CVN, a couple of missile cruisers and a bunch of destroyers? They shouldn’t be that hard to spot: even after a week of looking??

I wonder if the Navy posted the photograph for a reason? Like a hint without calling out the administration.

I still feel the military is very suspect of The Donny and don’t want to be drug into some stupid action due to him being a fuck up.

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retired cynic  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:44:43pm

I read this NYT review of Shattered, and was appalled. Charlie Pierce was, too.

esquire.com

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:45:15pm

re: #59 lawhawk

So, Trump’s bark is again louder than its bite. Our allies can’t trust anything they’re hearing out of this Administration, and that’s yet another reason why Pence keeps going overseas - it’s a nonstop apology tour to placate our allies that Trump’s not the shit-show that everyone here knows he is.

Trump’s foreign policy is a shit-show, but the Times will treat it as a very serious thing.

Trump’s entire worldview is reactionary, and it makes no sense. It’s incoherent. It’s based on whatever he last read on Alex Jones’ site or Prison Planet or Gateway Pundit or heard on Fox News in the morning.

So, he claims that the Navy is sending one of its carriers to the waters off North Korea; that by itself is significant, since that’d reassure our allies in South Korea and Japan, and would also send warning signals to North Korea (a threat), and China would see the seriousness of the action.

Instead, the carrier task force headed in the opposite direction - towards the Indian Ocean. Which means our allies are left holding the bag, since one of the deterrents to North Korean aggression is now not there, and North Korea sees Trump for the empty threat gasbag he always has been.

There are so many ways to skewer this latest Trump gaffe on military/foreign policy matters, that it boggles. No one in his inner circle cares to shed any light on any of this - mostly because they don’t care or wont listen to anyone who might know or care.

The JCS? These are the last line of defense here, and they’ve got to be running a fine line here. But something will give way here before long, and it will get very ugly in the chain of command, precisely because Trump’s not right in the head, nor are any of the people advising him.

Also, I’m pretty sure the North Korean leadership reads the international media - indeed, they may well be the only people to have wide-scale access to it (at least in the uppermost echelons).

They read this and they’re going to conclude that Trump is a blustering blowhard, a paper tiger, all bark and no bite, however you want to say it.

And that could spell real damn trouble down the road.

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ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:45:36pm

re: #21 Dr Lizardo

FUCK YEAH! THERE WAS EVEN A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT IT AND SHIT!!

imdb.com

I saws it!!! It was on right after the one on The Bowling Green thing! Fox showed boff of thems.

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sizzzzlerz  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:45:42pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How can you have a video like that without have the theme from Rawhide being played as background music?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:46:20pm

re: #42 makeitstop

In other news….Buh-bye, BillO.

I just heard, in my mind’s ear, Orlando Bloom saying “The Murdochs are turning against Bill-O” in the same meter as “They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:46:39pm

re: #77 danarchy

In this case it is probably true. Apparently there was a non affiliated company that was operating as Trump Escorts that tried to capitalize on Trump’s candidacy. They were sent a cease and desist and changed their name to Mystique Companions. Because of China’s more or less first come first serve trademark policies they could still have trademarked the name in China.

washingtonpost.com

like that Chinese company that manufactured Trump Toilets?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:47:21pm

re: #83 sizzzzlerz

How can you have a video like that without have the theme from Rawhide being played as background music?

hahahahaaaaaa!!!!!!

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:47:22pm

re: #84 Blind Frog Belly White

I just heard, in my mind’s ear, Orlando Bloom saying “The Murdochs are turning against Bill-O” in the same meter as “They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard!”

Seems like it should based on the Time Machine.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:47:40pm

ADDLED

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ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:48:17pm

re: #29 Belafon

Hopefully, this will cause the media to question everything, but, at the same time, how do you fact check the movement of Naval vessels?

Call the Navy. Do not call the White House.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:48:58pm

re: #70 Big Beautiful Door

Though to be fair to Trump, he probably obtained that trademark to prevent others from starting Trump escort services.

slate.com

We will just hear a load of static about Bill Clinton’s womanizing and then they will change the topic…

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:54:09pm

re: #42 makeitstop

In other news….Buh-bye, BillO.

Coming soon on MSNBC: Morning Bill…

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:55:56pm

Not every country is a commercial entity for their leader’s family business.

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 12:59:56pm

re: #92 darthstar

Not every country is a commercial entity for their leader’s family business.

I don’t know. Maybe Boeing and others need to pay back some.

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retired cynic  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:00:54pm

Good Lord! I’m following the Jonathan Tilove tweet stream on the Alex Jones trial, and the guardian ad litem made $1,500,000 on that case! WTF!!!!!

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:02:47pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:04:03pm

re: #75 lawhawk

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There’s indeed a Trump tweet for every bit of dumbassery coming out of this White House under Trump.

How long until someone puts all that into a book?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:06:24pm

re: #96 ObserverArt

How long until someone puts all that into a book?

It could be the new desktop calendar with the trump opposite tweet of the day!

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:11:45pm

Sanity break: Astro Pic of the Day

Full res

What glows in the night? This night, several unusual glows were evident — some near, but some far. The foreground surf glimmers blue with the light of bioluminescent plankton. Next out, Earth’s atmosphere dims the horizon and provides a few opaque clouds. Further out, the planet Venus glows bright near the image center. If you slightly avert your eyes, a diagonal beam of light will stand out crossing behind Venus. This band is zodiacal light, sunlight scattered by dust in our Solar System. Much further away are numerous single bright stars, most closer than 100 light years away. Furthest away, also rising diagonally and making a “V” with the zodiacal light, is the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Most of the billions of Milky Way stars and dark clouds are thousands of light years away. The featured image was taken last November on the Iranian coast of Gulf of Oman.

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ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:13:20pm

Gawdammit!!!

I just read the Charles Pierce Esquire article. And his quote from the book says:

There was a perfect storm of other factors, of course, that contributed to Clinton’s loss, including Russian meddling in the election to help elect Trump; the controversial decision by the F.B.I. director, James Comey, to send a letter to Congress about Clinton’s emails less than two weeks before Election Day; and the global wave of populist discontent with the status quo (signaled earlier in the year by the British “Brexit” vote) that helped fuel the rise of both Trump and Bernie Sanders. In a recent interview, Clinton added that she believed “misogyny played a role” in her loss.

Hey…that’s been my line there in the bold. I’ve been ripped off! /

100
wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:14:20pm

It’s from last month, but it will never get old.

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nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:18:33pm

Joe……And one of his kick ass bands……and he’s got a lot…..at a club…just a little club….

Joe Bonamassa - “Taxman” - Live at The Cavern Club

102
Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:20:41pm

re: #98 Shiplord Kirel

That is gorgeous, I would love to see a scene like that in person.

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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:22:01pm

re: #102 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

That is gorgeous, I would love to see a scene like that in person.

I got to see it when I was a teen and spent a year in Fiji. It was kind of cool to swim in glowing waters.

104
MsJ  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:37:29pm

re: #42 makeitstop

In other news….Buh-bye, BillO.

That the EU regulators are actually considering their purchase of Sky is very bad. Murdoch’s Sun was one of the things responsible for Brexit. That they did the whole hacking thing previously and fuck with American politics…well, if the EU lets them buy Sky, all I can say is the EU will get what it deserves. And the world will tilt further right than it already is.

105
wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:40:19pm

Stanley Sea is following We Want Plates. Don’t any of the rest of you care about food presentation?

/ok, sorta

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MsJ  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:42:19pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is the biggest beaver I have ever seen. Are they usually that big?

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Sir John Barron  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:42:21pm

re: #66 Belafon

How long before Trump denies he said it?

He did say it but he was kidding. You people need to stop taking the president literally figuratively just because he’s the president and when he says things, what he says matters, but not literally, not really, just kidding, take a joke.

//

108
Mattand  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:42:50pm

re: #105 wrenchwench

I ordered a mushroom burger from 5 Guys recently and got two bottom halves of a burger bun with some cheese in the middle.

The real kick in the tender plumbing was that no fancy slate was included.

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retired cynic  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:43:33pm

I’m listening to Alyssa Mastromonaco on Fresh Air and I love her. Immediately went and ordered her book, Who Thought This was a Good Idea?

110
retired cynic  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:44:18pm

And I should have said that she was deputy chief of staff for Obama for 6 years.

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wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:44:42pm

re: #108 Mattand

I ordered a mushroom burger from 5 Guys recently and got two bottom halves of a burger bun with some cheese in the middle.

The real kick in the tender plumbing was that no fancy slate was included.

It’s all about the details.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:45:21pm

re: #99 ObserverArt

Gawdammit!!!

I just read the Charles Pierce Esquire article. And his quote from the book says:

Hey…that’s been my line there in the bold. I’ve been ripped off! /

Read the article just now. Fox News had Trump’s back during the entire campaign; nobody out there was providing any assistance to Clinton and indeed the MSM were doing everything to damage her. The NY Times has been a disgrace in their treatment of the Clintons — and their hiring of Bret Stephens is not a cause of optimism for their future handing of any Democratic candidate

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Mattand  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:48:41pm

re: #91 darthstar

Coming soon on MSNBC: Morning Bill…

It’s funny because it’s going to happen.

NBC and CNN seem to be running neck-and-neck on who can go conservative house organ faster. I’m almost dying to see Megyn Kelly finally get on the air, mainly to see what kind of right wing shit show she’s going to bring to NBC.

Almost.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:49:04pm

re: #107 Sir John Barron

He did say it but he was kidding. You people need to stop taking the president literally figuratively just because he’s the president and when he says things, what he says matters, but not literally, not really, just kidding, take a joke.

//

He should include sarc tags if he doesn’t mean what he says — but then does he actually remember what he says? And nearly every statement would have to include them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:52:09pm

re: #106 MsJ

That is the biggest beaver I have ever seen. Are they usually that big?

ummm…maybe….

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MsJ  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:53:41pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

ummm…maybe….

I watch a show called Hope for Wildlife (a rescue series on a group that does wild animal rescue in Nova Scotia) and they have baby beavers periodically (which are the cutest babies ever!) and I’ve seen adults but nothing like that big boy. That guy is huge.

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nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:56:01pm

re: #105 wrenchwench

“Waiter? This in NOT Vermont slate. I wish to speak to the manager..”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:56:08pm

re: #116 MsJ

I watch a show called Hope for Wildlife (a rescue series on a group that does wild animal rescue in Nova Scotia) and they have baby beavers periodically (which are the cutest babies ever!) and I’ve seen adults but nothing like that big boy. That guy is huge.

We have beavers here in eastern Kentucky that can really wreck your vehicle if you meet one on the road.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:57:36pm

re: #105 wrenchwench

[Embedded content]

Stanley Sea is following We Want Plates. Don’t any of the rest of you care about food presentation?

/ok, sorta

Thanks for the reminder, I haven’t seen them on the timeline in a while!

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wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:57:41pm
121
KGxvi  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:58:36pm

So, odds that Trump will be the first president since Nixon to not eventually have a ship named after him? I’m assuming at some point that Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama will get ships. But I can’t imagine a USS Donald Trump sailing the oceans.

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wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 1:59:02pm

re: #119 Stanley Sea

Thanks for the reminder, I haven’t seen them on the timeline in awhile!

[Embedded content]

They recycle their old ones, but they’re still good.

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ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:01:36pm

re: #106 MsJ

That is the biggest beaver I have ever seen. Are they usually that big?

Speaker of beavers.

That isn’t the first time I’ve seen a herd of animals following a beaver.

What? /

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MsJ  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:02:17pm
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darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:07:12pm
126
darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:08:13pm
127
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:10:03pm

jeebus…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:11:36pm

re: #105 wrenchwench

“I’m sorry our chef hasn’t assembled your pulled pork burger, he’s very busy buying slates online.”

Food-on-slates is popular here on the Rhine, because the whole damn valley is made up of slate, which is also mined here.

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Anymouse  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:12:37pm

Felix Randomkitty hospital update three, dead furnace update two:

I just got off the telephone with the veterinarian. Felix’s blood sugar count after a day is down to 304 (down from 520 yesterday, normal is 80-120). He continues on an IV for hydration, and is improving. A nasty eye discharge that developed in the car while we were taking him to the vet has cleared up: She said that is associated with dehydration.

He’s still not eating, so they force-fed him last night with a giant syringe. (Our tiny insulin syringes couldn’t even come close to his needs.)

She asked if there was any special foods he can be enticed with; my wife told him bacon, ham, and sausage (all of which Felix loves, and none of which are available at the veterinarian).

She started the cat on an anti-depressant this morning (not because the cat is depressed, but because the drug stimulates appetite). She is still waiting on lab reports about infection (blood tests have to be sent hundreds of miles away - the advantage of living in a rural area).

She also noted that the cat seems a bit disturbed by the music they are playing for him (Country & Western). I suggested ditching the C&W and replace it with music usually heard around our home: Progressive Rock, New Wave, or Irish folk music. She’ll look into that.

On the furnace: Woke up to a refrigerator for a house again. The gas company mechanic arrived right on time, noting “he hates to work on floor furnaces” (because you have to go under the house crawl space o work on them.

The thermocouple for the pilot light was burnt through (my suspicion, but I couldn’t get to it). Amazingly, he had a new replacement part for an old Montgomery Ward furnace built before my mother was born. Furnace fixed, enjoying warmth again.

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wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:13:48pm

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Food-on-slates is popular here on the Rhine, because the whole damn valley is made up of slate, which is also mined here.

Not quarried by hand?!?

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Anymouse  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:13:53pm
Sean McCabe @darthstar99

North Korea? Oh, he thought he said North Carolina…shucks…
3:08 PM - 18 Apr 2017

North Dakota. I’ll keep watch for an aircraft carrier task force going up US-385.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:14:53pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…

[Embedded content]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:16:51pm

re: #132 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

it’s just gobsmacking how scared they are of Ossoff.

And to outright LIE about his residency on election day during the final hours…good fucking grief.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:16:58pm

re: #130 wrenchwench

Not quarried by hand?!?

By dwarfs in tooled leather aprons during the full moon

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thedopefishlives  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:17:17pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:18:30pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s just gobsmacking how scared they are of Ossoff.

And to outright LIE about his residency on election day during the final hours…good fucking grief.

Lie? DT tweeted the Dem lives outside his district. DT never lies. It must be true. Confirmed. FACT.
////

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thedopefishlives  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:18:32pm

re: #131 Anymouse

North Dakota. I’ll keep watch for an aircraft carrier task force going up US-385.

I think it was a few years ago, but there was an article about a land-locked state (Wyoming, perhaps?) wanting to build a submarine.

138
CongoJack  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:21:37pm

re: #137 thedopefishlives

I think it was a few years ago, but there was an article about a land-locked state (Wyoming, perhaps?) wanting to build a submarine.

Hey now - there was a boat factory back in the day in Kansas. Granted those were made out of carbon fiber and were the size of a truck and trailer. But still… :D

139
nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:22:24pm

Doing yard work, in and out.. speaking of slate…back in 1970 a friend of mine on his way to Strawberry Fields fesival at the Mosport raceway in Bowmansville Ontario noticed a quarry off the North East Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike right before one of the tunnels… Slatington Pa. Or more accurate, Emerald pa. We went and searched out quarries to dive into, from height, because we were nuts about that at that time. Emerald Pennsylvania. THAT is the one we used more than others just because it was so great. You zoom in and you will notice outcroppings right in the middle, one was our 50 foot dive platform, and that little island off of it was recovery and the closet to the road was a 30 foot or so dive paradise. Deep, and cold with very large fish and spring fed clean clear water. He was in a bus so he was able to spot the quarry. We drove up from Philly and along with other crazies challenged ourselves to get brush burns on the way down from a 100 foot jump….or dive. Nobody ever died while my crew was there..but some SCUBA people went down and never came back up.. It was the old slate quarries, and they were nicely dug out so the water was under you at the top and not a leap, except for the badge of honor kamikazi cliffs close to the Turnpike…. Ain’t I a fountain of useless info?

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Sir John Barron  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:24:12pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…

I wonder if DT “learned” this from the same source as told him about Obama hacking him.

//

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:24:53pm

Waiter. There’s a fly in my slate.

142
CongoJack  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:30:16pm
143
Anymouse  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:30:19pm

re: #29 Belafon

Hopefully, this will cause the media to question everything, but, at the same time, how do you fact check the movement of Naval vessels?

Navy Times prints the location of every deployable command in a weekly map in the newspaper.

In addition, they’ve reported on the Naval exercise the USS Carl Vinson task force is involved with.

I subscribe to the print edition of the paper, so I knew the entire announcement was BS from the get-go.

Today’s notation:

Nothing to See Here: US Carrier Still Thousands of Miles from Korea (goes to Navy Times, more at the link):

WASHINGTON — For more than a week, media reports in the U.S. and around Asia routinely have mentioned the approach of the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson’s carrier strike group, seemingly implying an attack on North Korea could be imminent. But a week after the U.S. announced the carrier and its escorts would leave Singapore, forego port calls in Australia and instead return to Korean waters, the carrier and its group had yet to head north.

Rather, the ships were actually operating several hundred miles south of Singapore, taking part in scheduled exercises with Australian forces in the Indian Ocean.

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ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:30:21pm

re: #129 Anymouse

The thermocouple for the pilot light was burnt through (my suspicion, but I couldn’t get to it). Amazingly, he had a new replacement part for an old Montgomery Ward furnace built before my mother was born. Furnace fixed, enjoying warmth again.

I don’t think thermocouples are any different from those used back before your mother was born. It’s one of those items that works and was used for a long time so they are readily available. I would be surprised a repair truck didn’t have a few on board.

I have a hi-efficiency furnace I put in back in 2008. Now they are all electric start with no pilot light. No thermocouple any more to keep a pilot light burning.

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Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:32:48pm

re: #143 Anymouse

Thanks. I left the Navy and have rarely looked back.

146
CongoJack  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:33:23pm

re: #142 CongoJack

More BillO even - same topic - a little bit more info:
Bill O’Reilly On Chopping Block Amid Claim He Called Black Woman ‘Hot Chocolate’

147
Jebediah, RBG  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:34:07pm

re: #106 MsJ

That is the biggest beaver I have ever seen. Are they usually that big?

Did some research, this was the only answer I could find:

Primus - Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver

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wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:35:47pm

re: #139 nines09

Doing yard work, in and out.. speaking of slate…back in 1970 a friend of mine on his way to Strawberry Fields fesival at the Mosport raceway in Bowmansville Ontario noticed a quarry off the North East Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike right before one of the tunnels… Slatington Pa. Or more accurate, Emerald pa. We went and searched out quarries to dive into, from height, because we were nuts about that at that time. Emerald Pennsylvania. THAT is the one we used more than others just because it was so great. You zoom in and you will notice outcroppings right in the middle, one was our 50 foot dive platform, and that little island off of it was recovery and the closet to the road was a 30 foot or so dive paradise. Deep, and cold with very large fish and spring fed clean clear water. He was in a bus so he was able to spot the quarry. We drove up from Philly and along with other crazies challenged ourselves to get brush burns on the way down from a 100 foot jump….or dive. Nobody ever died while my crew was there..but some SCUBA people went down and never came back up.. It was the old slate quarries, and they were nicely dug out so the water was under you at the top and not a leap, except for the badge of honor kamikazi cliffs close to the Turnpike…. Ain’t I fountain of useless info?

The ‘public pool’ in Joliet, IL was a quarry. I swam in it in the 60s.

149
darthstar  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:36:45pm
150
MsJ  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:37:19pm

re: #136 Sir John Barron

Lie? DT tweeted the Dem lives outside his district. DT never lies. It must be true. Confirmed. FACT.
////

If Republicans didn’t have lies, they would (literally) have nothing.

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Anymouse  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:43:03pm

re: #137 thedopefishlives

I think it was a few years ago, but there was an article about a land-locked state (Wyoming, perhaps?) wanting to build a submarine.

It was Wyoming. They wanted to put it on a lake for state defence.

Nebraska honours people with an honorary Admiral designation for our non-existent state navy.

nebraskaadmirals.org

152
nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:43:27pm

re: #148 wrenchwench

Absolutely. There were public swimming holes that were quarries who hit springs and filled, or went bust. I drive past one on my way to Philly out by Valley Forge, and I swear I dove there years ago….It’s all built up around it and the walls and clear water are the focal point. Yep. Dive about 10 feet down and the temp drops to “GASP”.

153
Anymouse  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:44:40pm

Today’s guinea pig photo for Curious Lurker:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:45:19pm

re: #121 KGxvi

So, odds that Trump will be the first president since Nixon to not eventually have a ship named after him? I’m assuming at some point that Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama will get ships. But I can’t imagine a USS Donald Trump sailing the oceans.

Well, not in the right direction, anyway.

155
wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:46:08pm

re: #152 nines09

Absolutely. There were public swimming holes that were quarries who hit springs and filled, or went bust. I drive past one on my way to Philly out by Valley Forge, and I swear I dove there years ago….It’s all built up around it and the walls and clear water are the focal point. Yep. Dive about 10 feet down and the temp drops to “GASP”.

Now I’m missing RBS.

156
Belafon  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:46:32pm

re: #152 nines09

Absolutely. There were public swimming holes that were quarries who hit springs and filled, or went bust. I drive past one on my way to Philly out by Valley Forge, and I swear I dove there years ago….It’s all built up around it and the walls and clear water are the focal point. Yep. Dive about 10 feet down and the temp drops to “GASP”.

The state park near my childhood home town had a pool that was filled from an underground spring. In the middle of the summer, the water was in the 50s. You learned to jump in and wait until you got used to it.

157
wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:47:28pm

re: #154 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, not in the right direction, anyway.

A three hour tourrrrrrrrrrrr…

158
ObserverArt  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:47:32pm

re: #148 wrenchwench

The ‘public pool’ in Joliet, IL was a quarry. I swam in it in the 60s.

Joliet…that’s where all of the nuns from my Catholic school days were from. The Sisters of Saint Francis nunnery.

159
nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:47:47pm

re: #155 wrenchwench

You have to fill me in on that one.

160
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:48:34pm

re: #155 wrenchwench

Now I’m missing RBS.

He’s still spending most of his time with the dive shop and teaching classes.

161
Decatur Deb  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:49:35pm

Could re-christen the Admiral Kuznetsov.

162
Anymouse  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:49:35pm

re: #121 KGxvi

So, odds that Trump will be the first president since Nixon to not eventually have a ship named after him? I’m assuming at some point that Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama will get ships. But I can’t imagine a USS Donald Trump sailing the oceans.

USS Donald J Trump
163
allegro  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:50:00pm

re: #106 MsJ

That is the biggest beaver I have ever seen. Are they usually that big?

It was in Canada and yes, they often are that big in the colder climates. They need to be and to carry extra layers of fat to stay warm. See that in a lot of critters, like raccoons. They are enormous up there.

I could hear the “conversation”:
Cows: What the hell is THAT?
Beaver: Why you follow me?

What I found most unusual is a beaver in the middle of an open field like that. No visible stream, no food, i.e. trees.

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nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:51:13pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah…..Thank you. Divers love quarries. Rail lines, equipment, sheds, tunnels, cars….

165
Jebediah, RBG  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:51:20pm

re: #163 allegro

What I found most unusual is a beaver in the middle of an open field like that. No visible stream, no food, i.e. trees.

Big beaver ate’em all!

166
wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:52:43pm

re: #159 nines09

You have to fill me in on that one.

Reality Based Steve. I messed up once, thinking another ‘Steve’ was him. I used to know all the names, all the nics, now I can’t remember our MIA from Philly (or was it Pittsburgh?) with the kitties and the feline overlord in his nic, but not the one posting now as Feline Overlord…my brain is a mess.

I got the CL post! If it’s the one right after the new thread goes up.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:57:18pm

re: #156 Belafon

The state park near my childhood home town had a pool that was filled from an underground spring. In the middle of the summer, the water was in the 50s. You learned to jump in and wait until you got used to it.

One of the families at our church when I was a kid had an old concrete pool, filled from a spring. Green with algae. Colder than hell. The concrete so old that you really didn’t want to drag your bare skin across it getting into or out of the water. We used to have the Church Picnic at their farm - big ol’ house, old fashioned, but still functional pump in the back yard, grape arbor, lots of big trees…

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nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:57:57pm

re: #166 wrenchwench

Hugs, girl. You just keep going forward. I know. I’m skipping, missing, losing, chapters, but as long as I mumble pleasantly enough and smile and ignore that I cannot hear what was just said…Maybe that’s why I dig up old shit? It’s your tread getting thinner. Gets us all. You could stand on a corner and scream at passing cars…../

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:58:11pm

He83fh74mM8vaTHCn17cW8a6iKGi+xzT47wai4CDf1UF1ck4dhO0QieTSaS3Yn9BfbZEzuqdY0lCk/3A6+C9mglT3ncYjmJG4+abr3UMbbc3keiLBTfhQLGuaXs7+65WbB3rBIMm0AQSbI2nWBATUZVxk4azQZ0/USoFca/X5K7P3hYuAUXinYo98ZAsCcVUeu6VI2g8NFjUELHmyFGQyKsZ5RUca2yhsxEJEAAE+An5jfiLYde8UnPUpNz4MTK5jWODiyHBPgFt/FZa+Y+kRKCgZx41Drzp5ZkYMYbSU4qqH74HyKhe3XfwjLI822AJH4/2cWYkfBkSkZryJn45/t6eDlGdlmP52VD6FlPomko=

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:58:24pm

re: #166 wrenchwench

Reality Based Steve. I messed up once, thinking another ‘Steve’ was him. I used to know all the names, all the nics, now I can’t remember our MIA from Philly (or was it Pittsburgh?) with the kitties and the feline overlord in his nic, but not the one posting now as Feline Overlord…my brain is a mess.

I got the CL post! If it’s the one right after the new thread goes up.

Ideally, it would be a long post she’d labored on, then hit submit, only to find we’d all pissed off upstairs minutes ago.

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nines09  Apr 18, 2017 • 2:58:58pm

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

RbEWJcSowvDiH+AKtujkHg==

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wrenchwench  Apr 18, 2017 • 3:09:23pm

re: #170 Blind Frog Belly White

Ideally, it would be a long post she’d labored on, then hit submit, only to find we’d all pissed off upstairs minutes ago.

Certainly not enough work in mine to qualify on that scale.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 18, 2017 • 3:15:47pm

HW in the hospital.

This just made me cry

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dell*nix  Apr 18, 2017 • 6:05:10pm

re: #121 KGxvi

Not even a garbage scow?


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Why You Can’t Take a Flag to a National Cemetery Why You Can't Take a Flag to Arlington (or other national veteran cemeteries) Stars and Stripes, reprinting with permission an article from the Washington Post, explains why you cannot take a flag to Arlington National Cemetery (or any other ...
Anymouse 🌹
4 days, 7 hours ago
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Another Democrat Starting Trump Impeachment Process Come on guys, get behind the bill. All of us. we should get behind this bill as it emerges as fast as we attacked the BCA. Following Donald Trump’s equivocating of white supremacists and those who oppose them in ...
Unshaken Defiance
5 days, 16 hours ago
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How Militias Became the Private Police for White Supremacists Magazine Guns to a protest? Clubs? We can not tolerate anti American militias. The bloody weekend in Charlottesville that began with several hundred chanting white supremacists on a torch-lit march will long be remembered for the searing image of a ...
Unshaken Defiance
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Starting in 2018, Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty Can Be Transported by EMS to Veterinary Clinics ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Ambulances are for people. It’s always been the law of the land. In Illinois, it'll soon be "almost always". Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed House Bill 2661, Tuesday. It will allow police dogs to ...
Birth Control Works
5 days, 20 hours ago
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The New War on Birth Control - Pacific Standard Although it wasn't clear at the time, the attack on Phillips marked the beginning of a new anti-contraception movement—conceived in the U.S., but unfolding in Africa, where women's frustrations with the dearth of safe, effective family planning options are ...
Birth Control Works
5 days, 21 hours ago
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M83 - Do It, Try It (David Wilson Video) M83 - Do It, Try It video by David Wilson. Following the video's premiere at Sundance Next Fest it is now available to watch online. The track is taken from M83's seventh studio album Junk, available to buy & ...
Thanos
6 days, 11 hours ago
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Marvel’s the Defenders It’s all coming together. Learn about The Defenders from the stars themselves: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones. Marvel’s The Defenders premieres globally August 18, 2017, only on Netflix. Watch The Defenders on Netflix: netflix.com SUBSCRIBE: ...
Thanos
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AG Madigan Issues Guidelines for Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes “We took a comprehensive look at why sexual assault survivors rarely report their crimes to law enforcement, and it was clear that our criminal justice system can and must respond, investigate and better support survivors,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
Birth Control Works
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