The State Department Is Now Hyping Trump’s Private Club Mar-a-Lago as the “Winter White House”

The Trump gang is using government websites to promote his private club
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In today’s episode of “Donald Trump’s America - the Banana Republic Edition,” the UK State Department website is now promoting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago castle, calling it: Mar-a-Lago: The winter White House.

Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s Florida estate, has become well known as the president frequently travels there to work or host foreign leaders.

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Read the full story at ShareAmerica !

I don’t even know what to say any more. This just keeps more and more nightmarish.

UPDATE at 4/24/17 8:06:06 pm by Charles Johnson

The State Department has now removed this page from their websites.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:14:04pm
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Citizen K  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:15:24pm

And yet more Americans are probably outraged that Chelsea Clinton dare voice her opinion on something, or that some Democrat somewhere said a naughty curse word and called Republicans mean things.

ANd of course Trump will get away with it because he essentially owns all the possible outlets that could hold him accountable. Meanwhile, Op-Ed pages are still obsessed with trying to teach us that Clinton, and Clinton alone, is responsible for all of this because she was an incompetent harpy.

Oh, and they declared a Mistrial on the Bundy Bunch in Nevada. Even for the asshole who has been seen from god knows how many angles literally pointing a rifle at federal officials and agents. JJ McNabb suggests the Jury may have rejected conspiracy charges because of supposed lack of verbal communication of said conspiracy despite that not being how it fucking works at all by law.

I fucking hate everything right now. I fucking hate it and want to blow it up. At least until I come down and get to the point where I want to cry the rest of the night away.

3
Amory Blaine  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:15:46pm

Milwaukee only likes sheriffs that hate blacks.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:17:29pm

The degree to which Trump is debasing the office is just amazing and appalling. He might just destroy all faith in the presidency. I mean, what respect or trust in the institution is going to remain after he’s finished? Possibly none, which is a disquieting thought.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:18:04pm

Imagine how giddy the racists in Milwaukee have been when they have their very own black that hates other blacks. That’s why Clarke has been here in power so long. Dead detainees is a bonus to the scum in this area.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:18:11pm

re: #2 Citizen K

Replace Bundy and his cohorts with Muslim or non-White defendants who engaged in the exact same conduct. They’d be found guilty as hell. It’s amazing what you can get away with if you’re the right color.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:19:27pm

re: #1 Anymouse

I’m not going to disagree on, “Give them something to vote for,” though. There seems to be a distinct lack of motivating options in American politics these days. Bernie completely failed to stir my interest. Hillary had a powerful message, but lots of baggage - undeserved or not - that I still personally think affected her chances despite winning the popular vote.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:21:22pm

re: #7 thedopefishlives

I’m not going to disagree on, “Give them something to vote for,” though. There seems to be a distinct lack of motivating options in American politics these days. Bernie completely failed to stir my interest. Hillary had a powerful message, but lots of baggage - undeserved or not - that I still personally think affected her chances despite winning the popular vote.

The other way to word that first line would be “then run for office or find someone who will.”

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:21:58pm

re: #8 Anymouse

The other way to word that first line would be “then run for office or find someone who will.”

And now I feel like an utter heel for being too cowardly to take an active role in politics.

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BeachDem  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:22:47pm

Perhaps the most nauseating part of the Mar-a-Gaudy promotion by the State Department:

The State Department refers to Post’s thwarted last wish as “a dream deferred” ― a bizarre evocation of Langston Hughes’ 1951 civil rights poem “Harlem,” which begins, “What happens to a dream deferred?

huffingtonpost.com

Gah—I truly hate these repulsive grifters.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:23:25pm

re: #9 thedopefishlives

And now I feel like an utter heel for being too cowardly to take an active role in politics.

The idea that everyone is suited to politics is bullshit. We recognize that people have aptitude in other areas. I don’t give people shit because they don’t pick up on technical science concepts immediately.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:24:11pm

re: #1 Anymouse

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No, let’s just bitch. That’s easier.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:24:17pm

re: #11 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The idea that everyone is suited to politics is bullshit. We recognize that people have aptitude in other areas. I don’t give people shit because they don’t pick up on technical science concepts immediately.

I do./////

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Amory Blaine  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:24:40pm

The poor must rely on charity workers to get justice in america.

Facing a felony, would you want a private investigator? Some Wisconsin attorneys don’t use them

Malone spent five years behind bars, until a legal team investigated Fossier’s account, discovered the inconsistencies and asked for a new trial. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge David Borowski granted the request, in part because Malone’s lawyer failed to hire a private investigator.

“I can’t even conceive how that could have occurred on a homicide case,” said Borowski, who didn’t preside over the murder trial.

Malone, once destined to die in prison, walked free seven months later under terms of a plea agreement.

Across Wisconsin, dozens of lawyers representing the state’s poorest defendants are routinely not using private investigators, potentially exposing their clients to greater risk of conviction and longer stints in prison, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation has found. Taken together, those lawyers have represented more than 5,000 court-appointed clients since the 2010 budget year, some charged with murder, sexual assault and armed robbery.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:24:52pm

Kentucky’s governor put forth a plan to require people on Medicaid to “earn points” so they can see a dentist, by doing things like community service.

Of course there is no mention that a huge number of people on Medicaid are there because their jobs do not pay enough, they have children to take care of, or they are elderly. But sure, send them out as unpaid labour so they can earn enough points for a filling.

Do Republicans have to go to school to learn how to dispense with their empathy, or does it come naturally?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:25:27pm

re: #13 thedopefishlives

I do./////

I won’t say that I don’t lose my temper with chosen ignorance but that’s an absolutely separate concept.

No sarc, just exhaustion. Maybe the 12 miles after the 5:30am wakeup was not the best plan.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:26:08pm

re: #9 thedopefishlives

And now I feel like an utter heel for being too cowardly to take an active role in politics.

Lots of things one can do besides run for office. Promote someone else (even if it’s only in E-mail or something). Phone bank, write op-eds to the newspaper, &c.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:26:43pm

re: #15 Anymouse

Do Republicans have to go to school to learn how to dispense with their empathy, or does it come naturally?

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It’s beaten out of them as part of their upbringing. Ask me how I know.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:28:09pm

re: #18 thedopefishlives

It’s beaten out of them as part of their upbringing. Ask me how I know.

I think I’ll pass on asking that.

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BeachDem  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:28:19pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

No, let’s just bitch. That’s easier.

And let’s just bitch on facebook, because showing up is such a chore. (Word of explanation. Tess is an actual Dem—county elected officer. She’s 23 and she’s ACTIVE. This is her admonishing her fellow younguns for not showing up.)

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wrenchwench  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:30:12pm

I just need a little hamster nap.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:30:37pm

This fucking guy. Still isn’t finished trying to sabotage the Democrats.

medium.com

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:32:08pm

re: #20 BeachDem

And let’s just bitch on facebook, because showing up is such a chore. (Word of explanation. Tess is an actual Dem—county elected officer. She’s 23 and she’s ACTIVE. This is her admonishing her fellow younguns for not showing up.)

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She is so right on.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:32:09pm

re: #16 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I won’t say that I don’t lose my temper with chosen ignorance but that’s an absolutely separate concept.

No sarc, just exhaustion. Maybe the 12 miles after the 5:30am wakeup was not the best plan.

Chosen ignorance gets a pass from me. In all honesty, I’ve gotten a lot better at being patient with the techno-noobs. My in-laws have helped me calm down a lot there.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:33:34pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

This fucking guy. Still isn’t finished trying to sabotage the Democrats.

medium.com

Really cannot stand that guy. He’s not going to be the one adversely impacted by GOP policies.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:34:01pm

The”southern White House” has confederate connotations that infuriate me.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:36:40pm

re: #11 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The idea that everyone is suited to politics is bullshit. We recognize that people have aptitude in other areas. I don’t give people shit because they don’t pick up on technical science concepts immediately.

Whereas I do, which is precisely why I’m not suited to politics.
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:36:48pm

re: #24 thedopefishlives

Chosen ignorance gets a pass from me. In all honesty, I’ve gotten a lot better at being patient with the techno-noobs. My in-laws have helped me calm down a lot there.

Noob is okay. Not wanting to learn isn’t.

If that makes any sense.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:37:31pm

re: #28 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Noob is okay. Not wanting to learn isn’t.

If that makes any sense.

Yes, I suppose I should have amended my statement to say, “Your inability to tolerate chosen ignorance gets a pass from me.” Because I feel the same way.

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EPR-radar  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:37:35pm

re: #15 Anymouse

Kentucky’s governor put forth a plan to require people on Medicaid to “earn points” so they can see a dentist, by doing things like community service.

Of course there is no mention that a huge number of people on Medicaid are there because their jobs do not pay enough, they have children to take care of, or they are elderly. But sure, send them out as unpaid labour so they can earn enough points for a filling.

Do Republicans have to go to school to learn how to dispense with their empathy, or does it come naturally?

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This is a big step towards bringing back indentured servitude. If that succeeds, restoration of slavery will be next on the GOP agenda.

Republicans are just evil.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:37:55pm

re: #28 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Noob is okay. Not wanting to learn isn’t.

If that makes any sense.

I get what you mean there.

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:39:28pm

re: #15 Anymouse

Kentucky’s governor put forth a plan to require people on Medicaid to “earn points” so they can see a dentist, by doing things like community service.

Of course there is no mention that a huge number of people on Medicaid are there because their jobs do not pay enough, they have children to take care of, or they are elderly. But sure, send them out as unpaid labour so they can earn enough points for a filling.

Do Republicans have to go to school to learn how to dispense with their empathy, or does it come naturally?

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More of that “Prosperity Gospel” bullshit of assuming poverty is a signal of moral failings rather than a bad roll of the dice. That the poor are just cruising along on neutral by mooching off the government than people who are honestly working their tails off but getting nowhere because the entire system is written to fuck people like them over in favor of people who make their wealth through speculation and rent-seeking.

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EPR-radar  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:40:02pm

re: #28 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Noob is okay. Not wanting to learn isn’t.

If that makes any sense.

Nobody is born knowing things, so simple ignorance is not a problem at all for me.

Willful and/or arrogant ignorance is what irritates me, especially when it takes the form of a meathead belligerently asserting that his ignorance is superior to an expert’s knowledge.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:40:39pm

The fucked up thing is their policies keep on getting more and more reactionary. And yet we have to hear from the far left about how we on the center left aren’t paying attention to the interests of the WWC.

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darthstar  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:41:25pm

Not just the UK - it’s on the State Department’s share.america.gov site share.america.gov - which is what feeds all the embassies.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:41:28pm

re: #33 EPR-radar

Nobody is born knowing things, so simple ignorance is not a problem at all for me.

Willful and/or arrogant ignorance is what irritates me, especially when it takes the form of a meathead belligerently asserting that his ignorance is superior to an expert’s knowledge.

A man who doesn’t know something but wants to learn it is a man I can admire. A man who doesn’t know something and doesn’t care to learn it will draw my ire.

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Varek Raith  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:41:55pm

I can’t shake this bad feeling….

Also, hello.

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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:42:34pm

Trump Holocaust remembrance speech uses wording similar to Holocaust Museum website’s

The Holocaust was the state-sponsored systematic persecution and attempted annihilation of European Jewry by the Nazi regime and its collaborators,” a Monday release from the White House reads.

The museum’s introduction page is nearly identical. “The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators,” it reads.

thehill.com

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KGxvi  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:42:46pm

re: #4 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

The degree to which Trump is debasing the office is just amazing and appalling. He might just destroy all faith in the presidency. I mean, what respect or trust in the institution is going to remain after he’s finished? Possibly none, which is a disquieting thought.

The thing about institutions is that they are bigger than one person. The presidency survived Nixon, it survived Andrew Johnson and Andrew Jackson, it will survive Trump. But we, as voters, have an obligation to ensure that it does. If we re-elect him, or we replace him with someone equally incompetent/corrupt/stupid/malicious, then it’s likely the institution will fail.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:43:06pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

This fucking guy. Still isn’t finished trying to sabotage the Democrats.

medium.com

At one time I thought his political insight was interesting. He started going off the rails during the primaries and that was it for me.

He also used to be a Republican. When he decided that the Democrats were his thing, he sort of went off like a zealot. While political parties need zealots (they are very helpful in everything from getting out the vote to volunteering and such), when they get an idea they can become destructive.

In Cenk’s case, it was when Sanders was losing a more-than-fair primary against Clinton. He could not let go of Sanders, and here we are.

While accusing others of playing “purity politics” he is doing precisely the same thing while denying it.

He dissembles in that article, claiming there is no “standard” or some coddleswop for “purity politics.”

Litmus test politics have been around a long time, as a former GOPer he should know (cough cough abortion).

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:44:27pm

FLIPS TABLE

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:45:05pm

re: #38 Skip Intro

Trump Holocaust remembrance speech uses wording similar to Holocaust Museum website’s

thehill.com

Lazy assholes.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:45:30pm

re: #15 Anymouse

Kentucky’s governor put forth a plan to require people on Medicaid to “earn points” so they can see a dentist, by doing things like community service.

Of course there is no mention that a huge number of people on Medicaid are there because their jobs do not pay enough, they have children to take care of, or they are elderly. But sure, send them out as unpaid labour so they can earn enough points for a filling.

Do Republicans have to go to school to learn how to dispense with their empathy, or does it come naturally?

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My belief is that it’s naturally occurring. Consider how much of Conservatism seems to be about not understanding anyone’s position or experience if it isn’t the same as yours.

Just as an example, on the difference between races in experience with interactions with cops. Conservatives generally have never experienced rude or threatening cops, so they assume that if you find yourself in a bad interaction with one, it must be because YOU caused it.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:46:37pm

re: #42 HappyWarrior

Lazy assholes.

Plagiarists even… but apparently we’re cool with that now. *ahem* Gorsuch *ahem* Melania.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:46:46pm

re: #43 Blind Frog Belly White

My belief is that it’s naturally occurring. Consider how much of Conservatism seems to be about not understanding anyone’s position or experience if it isn’t the same as yours.

Just as an example, on the difference between races in experience with interactions with cops. Conservatives generally have never experienced rude or threatening cops, so they assume that if you find yourself in a bad interaction with one, it must be because YOU caused it.

That does go to what I speak about how conservatives, even ones who aren’t exactly foaming at the mouth who lack empathy.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:47:13pm

re: #44 InfidelOfFreedom

Plagiarists even… but apparently we’re cool with that now. *ahem* Gorsuch *ahem* Melania.

I HAVE THE BEST WORDS……………THAT I TAKE FROM OTHER PEOPLE

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Varek Raith  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:48:18pm

re: #44 InfidelOfFreedom

Plagiarists even… but apparently we’re cool with that now. *ahem* Gorsuch *ahem* Melania.

I HAVE THE BEST WORDS……………THAT I TAKE FROM OTHER PEOPLE

;)

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:48:56pm

re: #47 Varek Raith

I HAVE THE BEST WORDS……………THAT I TAKE FROM OTHER PEOPLE

;)

Hahahha

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BeachDem  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:49:02pm

re: #38 Skip Intro

Trump Holocaust remembrance speech uses wording similar to Holocaust Museum website’s

thehill.com

Jared probably used “the google” to come up with his wording (hey, the guy’s really busy!)
/

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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:49:26pm

re: #44 InfidelOfFreedom

I got ten bucks that says Trump will say “jewelry” instead of Jewry. Hell, make it $20.

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ObserverArt  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:49:39pm

re: #21 wrenchwench

I just need a little hamster nap.

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Zonked out! Too cute.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:50:20pm

re: #47 Varek Raith

I HAVE THE BEST WORDS……………THAT I TAKE FROM OTHER PEOPLE

;)

LOL, that can’t be true, because I have the best words … that I take from other people.

(As a sometimes editor telling people “no you can’t use that” or “wouldn’t that be better phrased this way”)

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:51:23pm

Jim Bakker: Buy My Food Buckets Before The Muslims Take Over

Today on “The Jim Bakker Show,” televangelist Jim Bakker spoke with End Times pastor John Shorey about the brutal oppression of Christians in the Middle East by terrorist groups like ISIS. According to Bakker and Shorey, such anti-Christian persecution is on its way to Europe and the U.S., and people must prepare by buying buckets of survival food—preferably from Bakker’s ministry.

Prices and selection are flashed right on the screen during this serious discussion:RWW News: Bakker: Buy Food Buckets Before Muslims Take Over America

No thanks JIm. Gay-Pagan-Satanist Survival Supply has much tastier grub.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:52:30pm

I heard this song for the first time today:

‘Mr November’ - The National

It was originally released in 2005, but there’s some serious allegories you can draw to November 2016.

Be warned there is copious use of the word “fuck” so don’t play it out loud at work or near impressionable yuts.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:52:48pm

I’m sure Kentucky Republicans are thrilled Bevin has found a comvenient way to skirt labor laws by making people “earn” their healthcare.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:54:52pm

re: #50 Skip Intro

I got ten bucks that says Trump will say “jewelry” instead of Jewry. Hell, make it $20.

Why don’t I just hand you the $20 now and save us the trouble?

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:54:53pm

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel

(cut for brevity)
No thanks JIm. Gay-Pagan-Satanist Survival Supply has much tastier grub.

LOL. Do you have their number?

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EPR-radar  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:54:54pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

A man who doesn’t know something but wants to learn it is a man I can admire. A man who doesn’t know something and doesn’t care to learn it will draw my ire.

I’m more forgiving than that. Someone who is clueless and doesn’t care is merely indifferent (e.g. me and just about all sports-related information). When ignorance is made out to be superior to knowledge is when it gets offensive. Imagine the reception I’d get if I starting talking baseball with real fans and arrogantly dispensed wisdom relating to the hexagon the players run along. Nobody would put up with that shit, and nobody should be asked to put up with it.

However, this is the situation in US politics, where nearly half the electorate is militantly ignorant about nearly everything relating to public policy.

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:55:35pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m sure Kentucky Republicans are thrilled Bevin has found a comvenient way to skirt labor laws by making people “earn” their healthcare.

As in Kansas, it’s exceedingly difficult for me to feel sorry for voters because this is what they voted for. Bevin made clear he was going to pull shit like this and they still voted for him. They totally bought into the bullshit that Kynect and Obamacare were separate and you could kill one and keep the other. If they get fucked sideways by the KYGOP, then it’s on them.

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wrenchwench  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:55:55pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:56:36pm

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel

Jim Bakker: Buy My Food Buckets Before The Muslims Take Over

Prices and selection are flashed right on the screen during this serious discussion:[Embedded content]

No thanks JIm. Gay-Pagan-Satanist Survival Supply has much tastier grub.

What, no heirloom seeds and gold coins? I feel ripped off.///

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:57:15pm

re: #59 Targetpractice

As in Kansas, it’s exceedingly difficult for me to feel sorry for voters because this is what they voted for. Bevin made clear he was going to pull shit like this and they still voted for him. They totally bought into the bullshit that Kynect and Obamacare were separate and you could kill one and keep the other. If they get fucked sideways by the KYGOP, then it’s on them.

Unfortunately those who voted against Gov. Bevin will get poleaxed as well.

My ire is reserved especially for the “both parties are the same so I don’t need to vote” crowd.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:58:00pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:58:08pm

An-a-one-an-a-two….

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:58:38pm

re: #63 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders. We regret any misperception and have removed the post.

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:59:00pm

re: #62 Anymouse

Unfortunately those who voted against Gov. Bevin will get poleaxed as well.

My ire is reserved especially for the “both parties are the same so I don’t need to vote” crowd.

Same, I do feel bad for those who got out and voted against Bevin, who worked to get the vote out and educate their fellow voters. But the fuckers who sat at home or threw their votes away because “Both sides are the same” deserve every bit of what’s coming.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:59:24pm

Okay, what’s this about?
Marine Le Pen Steps Aside as Party Leader (goes to the BBC)

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party.

The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Ms Le Pen told French TV she needed to be above partisan considerations.

Opinion polls suggest Mr Macron is firm favourite for the second round but Ms Le Pen said: “We can win, we will win.”

The French term she used signalled that the move to step aside would be temporary.

More at the BBC

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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 3:59:27pm

Shouldn’t that be “congratulate” them?

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wrenchwench  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:00:35pm

re: #65 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We regret any misperception

‘We regret that you read it wrong.’

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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:01:34pm

re: #67 Anymouse

Okay, what’s this about?
Marine Le Pen Steps Aside as Party Leader (goes to the BBC)

More at the BBC

Maybe she’s handing it over to her niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:01:45pm

re: #69 wrenchwench

‘We regret that you read it wrong.’

A non-apology apology. “We’re sorry if anyone took offense.”

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:01:45pm

re: #68 Skip Intro

The best honour they could give would be to throw the racists and Nazis out of their administration.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:02:17pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

I mean, it’s on-its-face shit, but I suspect there will be a deeper level of shittiness once we learned what counts as “acceptable” volunteer activity.

Also, a one-time $50 chit for a GED? $50 per annum for job training? It seems like a bunch of this involves (1) chits that provide less incentive that they would cost to achieve, (2) penalties that are easier to “hit” and more than outstrip chit benefits.

Also…the level of privacy invasion for this to function might actually be a job creator. (This makes me multiple kinds of suspicious. Cui bono? The mention of MCOs suggests the possibility of privatized fuckery.)

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Amory Blaine  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:04:41pm

re: #61 Targetpractice

What, no heirloom seeds and gold coins? I feel ripped off.///

You have to buy the prestigious Armageddon VIP package that includes the seven seals.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:05:18pm

Six hundred year old “George Washington” oak tree cut down.
bbc.com

A 600-year-old oak tree where President George Washington once picnicked has been cut down after starting to show signs of its age.

Working under a grey cloudy sky on Monday, crews in a New Jersey town cut down limbs and pieces of trunk as community members looked on.

“Everybody knows Basking Ridge because of this tree. It’s a sad sight to see it come down,” said one resident.

Acorns from the tree have already been used to grow a replacement.

A young 16-year old tree, only 25ft (7.5m) tall, already stands in the north end of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.

(more at the BBC)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:05:25pm

re: #73 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

It’s a pile of chit for sure.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:05:34pm

re: #74 Amory Blaine

You have to buy the prestigious Armageddon VIP package that includes the seven seals.

Do they taste like chicken?

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:06:04pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

Tiny little goat-pellet chits.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:06:26pm

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel

“Increasing food prices are coming. Call today!”

Hmmmm. Why would food prices be increasing? Could it be that a lot of dumber-than-stumps morons elected the stupidest motherfucker in America, and without even thinking about what would happen, he started harassing Latino immigrants, documented and un-, and soon farmers won’t be able to get pickers.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:07:23pm

re: #79 Blind Frog Belly White

Hmmmm. Why would food prices be increasing? Could it be that a lot of dumber-than-stumps morons elected the stupidest motherfucker in America, and without even thinking about what would happen, he started harassing Latino immigrants, documented and un-, and soon farmers won’t be able to get pickers.

In a vaguely related topic, the price for both limes and cucumbers has gone up at the grocery store.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:08:42pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:09:24pm

re: #54 Timothy Watson

I heard this song for the first time today:

[Embedded content]

It was originally released in 2005, but there’s some serious allegories you can draw to November 2016.

Be warned there is copious use of the word “fuck” so don’t play it out loud at work or near impressionable yuts.

My wingnut cousin posted a meme on FB - “If you can’t say it without cuss words, it’s probably not worth saying.”

I restrained myself from responding with “Bullshit.” I find myself exasperated with people who get all wigged out over ‘salty language’.

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BeachDem  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:09:48pm

re: #65 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Of all the things the public should be informed about, Mar-a-Gaudy is WAY down the list.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:11:05pm
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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:12:50pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

My wingnut cousin posted a meme on FB - “If you can’t say it without cuss words, it’s probably not worth saying.”

I restrained myself from responding with “Bullshit.” I find myself exasperated with people who get all wigged out over ‘salty language’.

good.is

Here’s some good fucking news—research published last month in the journal Language Sciences indicates that a vulgar vocabulary isn’t the mental crutch many believe it to be. In fact, people who swear more may have stronger language skills overall.

In “Taboo word fluency and knowledge of slurs and general pejoratives: deconstructing the poverty-of-vocabulary myth,” psychologists Kristin and Timothy Jay, of Marist college and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, respectively, essentially pit two competing language theories against each other in order to determine the place of swear words within our broader language palette.

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makeitstop  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:13:03pm

re: #64 Skip Intro

An-a-one-an-a-two….

[Embedded content]

He’s so much easier to listen to that way.

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BeachDem  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:14:17pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

My wingnut cousin posted a meme on FB - “If you can’t say it without cuss words, it’s probably not worth saying.”

I restrained myself from responding with “Bullshit.” I find myself exasperated with people who get all wigged out over ‘salty language’.

If it weren’t for curse words, I’d essentially be mute.

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Anymouse  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:14:36pm

My hair is tired … I need a nap.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:14:56pm

Trump said his ratings are better than 9/11?

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mmmirele  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:15:31pm

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel

Jim Bakker: Buy My Food Buckets Before The Muslims Take Over

Prices and selection are flashed right on the screen during this serious discussion:[Embedded content]

No thanks JIm. Gay-Pagan-Satanist Survival Supply has much tastier grub.

Can I still order from Gay-Pagan-Satanist Survival Supply if I’m not any of those things?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:15:35pm

re: #87 BeachDem

If it weren’t for curse words, I’d essentially be mute.

If it wasn’t for bad luck words,
I wouldn’t have no luck words at all…

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:16:01pm

re: #85 Anymouse

good.is

As our First Sergeant said, “Profanity is the verbal crutch of an inarticulate mother-fucker.”

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:16:56pm

Clicking through to the Courier-Journal article:

Much of the administrative work would be delegated to five private managed care companies that oversee care for the majority of the more than 1.3 million Kentuckians enrolled in Medicaid. Mark Carter, CEO of the Louisville-based Passport Health Plan, which manages care for about 300,000 Kentuckians, said his organization is working to prepare for the changes.

Carter said the increased work will increase Passport’s costs, which likely will mean more costs to the state Medicaid program. And he said it’s inevitable some people won’t understand the changes or be able to meet new demands and lose coverage.

“It will take some time and there will be some fallout from that,” Carter said.

Another scheme where federal and state money funnels to private profit, but also creates an enforced customer-to-service interaction where the latter has all the leverage.

Cherchez la bloody femme indeed.

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Jay C  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:18:05pm

re: #67 Anymouse

Okay, what’s this about?
Marine Le Pen Steps Aside as Party Leader (goes to the BBC)

More at the BBC

Sounds pretty much like a publicity stunt to me. Marine Le Pen: who’s spent her whole political life associated with the FN is suddenly - now - going to step aside to get “above politics”? And kinda/sorta/maybe come back if/when she’s elected President? Or maybe not? Sorry, I detect the odor of merde….

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mmmirele  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:18:19pm

re: #73 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Also, a one-time $50 chit for a GED? $50 per annum for job training? It seems like a bunch of this involves (1) chits that provide less incentive that they would cost to achieve, (2) penalties that are easier to “hit” and more than outstrip chit benefits.

$50 doesn’t even pay for half of the GED test in Kentucky. There are four parts and they cost $30 each.

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Varek Raith  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:19:20pm

re: #89 Ace Rothstein

Trump said his ratings are better than 9/11?

He said something to the effect that because of him, CBS has its best ratings since 9/11.

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wrenchwench  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:19:54pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:20:10pm

Bevin’s entire proposal is like one massive example of how the GOP projects onto others what it wants to do. They constantly berate Dems who suggest that people be granted incentives to pursue healthy lifestyles, then work to impose programs that penalize you if you don’t live in a “moral” fashion. They go on about the size of the government, then promote programs that will require massive gov’t growth to accommodate the monitoring and paperwork processing needed. And they talk about the need for such programs to address “wasteful spending” by Dems, but when you actually do the math you realize any supposed “cost saving” from their proposals will be quickly eaten up by the reams of paperwork necessary to make said proposals work as intended.

They could just accept that Kynect and Obamacare are too popular to kill, but that would be political suicide.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:20:20pm

re: #90 mmmirele

Can I still order from Gay-Pagan-Satanist Survival Supply if I’m not any of those things?

Don’t know. You have to be a dumbass to order from Bakker, but I don’t think GPSSS would similarly prohibit sales outside their own affiliation groups.

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Puss Power  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:21:44pm

Still in airport. Flight cancelled. Next (pricy!) flight I could get leaves at 9:00. BLEEEEECH!

(First world problems, I know.)

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:22:01pm

re: #93 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Clicking through to the Courier-Journal article:

Another scheme where federal and state money funnels to private profit, but also creates an enforced customer-to-service interaction where the latter has all the leverage.

Cherchez la bloody femme indeed.

And if you follow the money, you’ll probably find that Bevin and/or his biggest donors are set to profit from even more government money going into their coffers.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:22:23pm

re: #96 Varek Raith

He said something to the effect that because of him, CBS has its best ratings since 9/11.

What a piece of shit.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:22:57pm

re: #96 Varek Raith

He said something to the effect that because of him, CBS has its best ratings since 9/11.

When your Presidency has to be compared to a terrorist attack…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:25:56pm

This…

Just….

I mean….

The State Department have now deleted the page advertising the President’s business. I’m totally mindblown that anyone who got a job in government thought it made sense to do that in the first place. But worse, nobody higher up said, “You know, advertising the President’s business on a government website is probably illegal, and is absolutely unethical.”

But, you know, don’t call his voters stupid.

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ObserverArt  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:27:23pm

re: #103 thedopefishlives

When your Presidency has to be compared to a terrorist attack…

His presidency is a terrorist attack.

American conservative terrorism.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:29:11pm

re: #101 Targetpractice

Clicking around, I do note that Passport is listed as nonprofit, at very least. But further digging notes that it’s “partnered” with Evolent in KY, which is a VA based, trade health corporation.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:29:14pm

re: #106 ObserverArt

His presidency is a terrorist attack.

American conservative terrorism.

War of terror.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:30:11pm

re: #107 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

This doesn’t add up to a smoking gun, but I find myself very wary of this kind of interlinkage these days.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:30:41pm

re: #106 ObserverArt

His presidency is a terrorist attack.

American conservative terrorism.

Aaaand we’re done here, folks. Internets have been awarded.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:32:15pm

re: #100 Puss Power

Still in airport. Flight cancelled. Next (pricy!) flight I could get leaves at 9:00. BLEEEEECH!

(First world problems, I know.)

Year ago, I was detained at the airport for 3 hours because the guy with me, an employee of a business contact, had made a joke about a bomb. This was before TSA, thankfully, or I might still be languishing in FEMA camp. The comedian himself was actually arrested, held overnight, and eventually released (to the unemployment line).

qLp8xoTYh+s9a5mosMDSd2j2rYnynDTmDqOFsb9cjEtJ7095IY35KiRD+ISQiyugHLzMxA+L9NYOq+jGD+Fk7kvUyCoZBa8aOxxYlywN45Mfk6Eo58YxJIR1FAcUF2z8ik3qK/8CbRFAfa72+sXBgA==

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:32:33pm

Not exactly thrilled to discover that Passport Health Plan had a massive expenses scandal in 2011 and had to be reshuffled.

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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:34:47pm

re: #100 Puss Power

Still in airport. Flight cancelled. Next (pricy!) flight I could get leaves at 9:00. BLEEEEECH!

(First world problems, I know.)

They didn’t used to be. Maybe we’re not first world any more.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:35:05pm

re: #54 Timothy Watson

I heard this song for the first time today:

[Embedded content]

It was originally released in 2005, but there’s some serious allegories you can draw to November 2016.

Be warned there is copious use of the word “fuck” so don’t play it out loud at work or near impressionable yuts.

A great band. The 2008 Obama campaign use their song “Fake Empire” in an ad.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:35:10pm

re: #105 Varek Raith

Trump boasts of highest TV ratings since ‘the World Trade Center came down’

Jesus H. Christ when we will finally be rid of this crass flaming garbage dump of a human being masquerading as president? I don’t know how much more I can take.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:36:08pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:36:35pm

re: #115 InfidelOfFreedom

Jesus H. Christ when we will finally be rid of this crass flaming garbage dump of a human being masquerading as president? I don’t know how much more I can take.

Donald J. Trump is a master-level exercise in trolling by the Republican Party, intended to achieve a Guinness World Record for causing the greatest number of simultaneous strokes.

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Puss Power  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:37:15pm

re: #113 Skip Intro

They didn’t used to be. Maybe we’re not first world any more.

Since it’s weather related, blame (nonexistent, we’re told) global warming.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:37:43pm
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lawhawk  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:37:48pm

re: #75 Anymouse

There’s more at The Record, including video of the tree and more background.

I’ve driven past that church and the tree a couple of times. It will be sorely missed by the community.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:40:54pm

re: #117 thedopefishlives

Donald J. Trump is a master-level exercise in trolling by the Republican Party, intended to achieve a Guinness World Record for causing the greatest number of simultaneous strokes.

Nailed it! I hate that it’s working so well… but decency is a liberal weakness.

And if they can gut ACA the way they want, those strokes can be a pre-existing condition. It’s a plutocrat Yahtzee!

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:41:38pm

re: #121 InfidelOfFreedom

Nailed it! I hate that it’s working so well… but decency is a liberal weakness.

And if they can gut ACA the way they want, those strokes can be a pre-existing condition. It’s a plutocrat Yahtzee!

Oooh, damn, you’re good.

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EPR-radar  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:41:39pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

My wingnut cousin posted a meme on FB - “If you can’t say it without cuss words, it’s probably not worth saying.”

I restrained myself from responding with “Bullshit.” I find myself exasperated with people who get all wigged out over ‘salty language’.

I get that if you are a reporter for the New York Time, you can’t exactly report on the motherfucking Republicans in those terms.

But the language used about the Republicans in the news really is so watered down that it just helps normalize the wretched hive of scum and villainy the GOP has become.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:42:47pm

Man, discovery is going to be epic…

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lawhawk  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:42:55pm

These guys don’t give a shit about our soldiers or the Armed Forces, and of course the bots are out trying to claim that Obama was the one who didn’t care about the troops.

Obama actually thought about who, where, and how the troops were used, and made tough decisions to avoid losing American lives.

Trump’s busy firing off missiles, dropping bombs, and launching raids because he’s seeking to goose his ratings.

See the difference? Trump’s fan bots don’t.

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EPR-radar  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:44:37pm

re: #93 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Clicking through to the Courier-Journal article:

Another scheme where federal and state money funnels to private profit, but also creates an enforced customer-to-service interaction where the latter has all the leverage.

Cherchez la bloody femme indeed.

The GOP ideal of ‘properly functioning government’ is a scam that does nothing but funnel public funds to well-connected GOP cronies of the GOP government.

As always, this is made most clear in the GOP crimes projected onto the Democrats in wingnut propaganda.

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:46:47pm

re: #125 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

These guys don’t give a shit about our soldiers or the Armed Forces, and of course the bots are out trying to claim that Obama was the one who didn’t care about the troops.

Obama actually thought about who, where, and how the troops were used, and made tough decisions to avoid losing American lives.

Trump’s busy firing off missiles, dropping bombs, and launching raids because he’s seeking to goose his ratings.

See the difference? Trump’s fan bots don’t.

You gotta read between the lines here, Pence is basically saying that Trump will be the return to the days of limitless defense spending that primarily goes to private contractors and the wishlists of the military brass. That will “trickle down” to the average soldier…through combat pay.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:46:58pm

oh.
really?

imagine that…

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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:48:34pm

Orly Taitz’s Bowling Ball of Love, Charles Lincoln, speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, on Monday

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:49:05pm

re: #122 thedopefishlives

Oooh, damn, you’re good.

Too kind! I’d feel better if I had a stout glass of wine… ;)

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:49:07pm

re: #129 Skip Intro

He looks like Rush Limbaugh.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:49:35pm

re: #130 InfidelOfFreedom

Too kind! I’d feel better if I had a stout glass of wine… ;)

I restocked on whiskey. Of course, I had some at work earlier today, so I might be better off not imbibing tonight.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:50:16pm

re: #129 Skip Intro

Orly Taitz’s Bowling Ball of Love, Charles Lincoln, speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, on Monday

[Embedded content]

Gross.

Wonder if he hates that his name is Lincoln?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:50:24pm

re: #131 thedopefishlives

He looks like Rush Limbaugh.

looks like the love child of Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:50:48pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

looks like the love child of Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones…

and no, I will not apologize for that visual….

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:50:49pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

looks like the love child of Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones…

That would explain SO MANY THINGS.////

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:50:59pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

looks like the love child of Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones…

More like hate child.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:51:38pm

re: #137 InfidelOfFreedom

More like hate child.

I was trying to keep it SFW.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:51:38pm

re: #137 InfidelOfFreedom

More like hate child.

Ever wonder what the spawn of Satan would look like?

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:51:50pm

“…The U.S. military’s last evacuation exercise in South Korea took place in October and November last year, after Pyongyang successfully conducted its fifth underground nuclear test in September. It was the first such drill in seven years….”

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EPR-radar  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:52:49pm

re: #139 thedopefishlives

Ever wonder what the spawn of Satan would look like?

His orange face and bad hair was unexpected.

Edited to add: Perhaps a prior declawing is why Trump’s fingers are so short.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:54:12pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

and no, I will not apologize for that visual….

Why are you so mean?

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:54:38pm

re: #142 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Why are you so mean?

We’re liberals, we’re all heartless, unlike those “compassionate conservatives”.

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jaunte  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:56:21pm

By its failure to make anything close to a scandal of this,
our media continues to normalize the Trump Horror.

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EPR-radar  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:56:26pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

looks like the love child of Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones…

Conservative blowhards like Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones can probably reproduce asexually, since they are very primitive life forms.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:57:48pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:57:49pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

and no, I will not apologize for that visual….

I think Alex Jones looks like the love child of CEL and Limbaugh.

For those of you who don’t know who this guy is or what his, uh, “relationship” with Orly Taitz is all about, the Google is your friend. It’s hilarious.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:58:04pm

re: #130 InfidelOfFreedom

Too kind! I’d feel better if I had a stout glass of wine… ;)

Better than a wineglass of stout, which wouldn’t be enough.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:58:04pm

New Pod Save America

getcrookedmedia.com

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:58:37pm

re: #146 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Blimps? Cue the Hindenburg gifs…

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:59:48pm

re: #146 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

The downgrading of Trump’s promises has begun, but we’ll be told that this is a “good thing” because it somehow shows that he’s “pragmatic.”

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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 4:59:55pm

re: #150 thedopefishlives

Blimps? Cue the Hindenburg gifs…

This is the Trump administration. They’re not blimps, they’re Zeppelins.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:00:17pm

re: #152 Skip Intro

This is the Trump administration. They’re not blimps, they’re Zeppelins.

And not the Led kind.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:01:18pm

Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

How long until we privatize and cut down the Redwood National Park?

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freetoken  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:01:31pm

Three cheers for fake news?

Recent presentation put up by UC, about what makes us human:

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow with Yuval Noah Harari

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jaunte  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:02:13pm

re: #154 Amory Blaine

Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

How long until we privatize and cut down the Redwood National Park?

If anyone owns a house, hang on to it.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:02:52pm

Aaaand I’m off to celebrate! Just got offered (and accepted) a new job with benefits and almost $10k more per year… And I don’t have to work for evil ins companies! YAYAYAY!

Feeling better… for now!

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:03:13pm

re: #157 InfidelOfFreedom

Aaaand I’m off to celebrate! Just got offered (and accepted) a new job with benefits and almost $10k more per year… And I don’t have to work for evil ins companies! YAYAYAY!

Feeling better… for now!

Congratulations!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:04:27pm

re: #152 Skip Intro

This is the Trump administration. They’re not blimps, they’re Zeppelins.

and they are made of lead and make some music the kids really like a lot…

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:04:31pm

re: #157 InfidelOfFreedom

Aaaand I’m off to celebrate! Just got offered (and accepted) a new job with benefits and almost $10k more per year… And I don’t have to work for evil ins companies! YAYAYAY!

Feeling better… for now!

So you’re picking up the first round of drinks tonight? Awesome!

//

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:04:38pm

re: #158 thedopefishlives

Congratulations!

Thanks! It was getting late so I figured I wouldn’t hear tonight… Now I can get some sleep!

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:04:48pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

I may have tweeted Donny T about this earlier

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gocart mozart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:05:33pm
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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:05:48pm

re: #160 Targetpractice

So you’re picking up the first round of drinks tonight? Awesome!

//

Heh might as well!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:06:17pm

re: #151 Targetpractice

The downgrading of Trump’s promises has begun, but we’ll be told that this is a “good thing” because it somehow shows that he’s “pragmatic.”

This morning I read a quote from the AP interview:

“I was on Wolf Blitzer, very fair interview, the first time I was ever asked about NATO, because I wasn’t in government. People don’t go around asking about NATO if I’m building a building in Manhattan, right? So they asked me, Wolf … asked me about NATO, and I said two things. NATO’s obsolete—not knowing much about NATO, now I know a lot about NATO”

Basically, he’s admitting he didn’t know anything when he ran for President. His whole schtick was that he was smarter and knew more than all those people in Washington, so he was the guy for the job. And now he’s openly admitting that wasn’t true.

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gocart mozart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:09:13pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:09:27pm

re: #165 Blind Frog Belly White

This morning I read a quote from the AP interview:

Basically, he’s admitting he didn’t know anything when he ran for President. His whole schtick was that he was smarter and knew more than all those people in Washington, so he was the guy for the job. And now he’s openly admitting that wasn’t true.

I still remember all the “serious” people who assured folks that Trump would surround himself with a cabal of knowledgeable people to cover those areas he was deficient in, apparently think that he was going to be another Dubya or Reagan. Those promises did not age well at all.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:10:01pm

re: #154 Amory Blaine

Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

How long until we privatize and cut down the Redwood National Park?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:10:44pm

re: #166 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Oy.

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freetoken  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:12:33pm

White nationalists - CalTech not your type of place. New vid from CalTech:

No Borders: Science and Caltech

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:12:57pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:14:17pm

re: #157 InfidelOfFreedom

Congratulations. :)

My sister started a full-time (not seasonal) position today that includes health benefits. There is much relief in the family. (Now just one more to get a job…)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:14:30pm

re: #171 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

But, you know, he’s a great negotiator. Indeed, he seems to spend a lot of his negotiating time negotiating with himself.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:15:34pm

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

But, you know, he’s a great negotiator. Indeed, he seems to spend a lot of his negotiating time negotiating with himself.

[Spinal Tap]
“I envy us.”
[/Spinal Tap]

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:19:14pm

Talk about lousy timing! A couple years ago, I used the WebMD calorie/exercise counter, and between diet and exercise, I lost about 25 lbs. Then came Thanksgiving and Christmas and the cold, dark, wet days of winter, and I stopped riding and stopped counting calories….

Okay, so here I am back at the starting weight again, and I decided I need to LOSE WEIGHT! and GET FIT!!! So, yesterday, I once again religiously logged every bite, and my ride and dog walk.

I just got an email from WebMD that as of Friday, they’re discontinuing that tool.

SON OF A BITCH!!!! Now I gotta find another one, and program my recipes into that!

Grrrr……..

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:19:57pm

re: #174 Barefoot Grin

[Spinal Tap]
“I envy us.”
[/Spinal Tap]

Puppet Show
and
Donald Trump

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:20:28pm

re: #175 Blind Frog Belly White

SparkRecipe has a reasonable tool. Or MyFitnessPal is the other big one that I know of.

I’m just upping my running more.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:23:24pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:24:10pm

re: #177 klys (maker of Silmarils)

SparkRecipe has a reasonable tool. Or MyFitnessPal is the other big one that I know of.

I’m just upping my running more.

Oh, to be young again. I’m TRYING to up the cycling, but between rainy Sundays, and then the yard going wild with weeds, and me being a lazy fuckstick, it’s tough. Luckily, any of my bikes fits in the Challenger with the back seats folded down, and it’s now light till >7PM, so riding after work is doable.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:24:55pm

The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard

I also quoted administrators at Jared’s high school, who described him as a less than stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s decision.

“There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,” a former official at The Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey, told me. “His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it. We thought for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted. It was a little bit disappointing because there were at the time other kids we thought should really get in on the merits, and they did not.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:25:04pm

re: #179 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, to be young again. I’m TRYING to up the cycling, but between rainy Sundays, and then the yard going wild with weeds, and me being a lazy fuckstick, it’s tough. Luckily, any of my bikes fits in the Challenger with the back seats folded down, and it’s now light till >7PM, so riding after work is doable.

Let’s just say I wasn’t really all that enthusiastic about my 12 mile run this morning.

But I did finish it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:25:37pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:27:05pm

re: #165 Blind Frog Belly White

When was the last time Trump “built” anything, anywhere, other than a golf course?

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:28:57pm

Public Service Announcement:

HOUSTON - Lowe’s Companies Inc. has identified a scam in which people are being fooled into thinking they’re receiving a $50 or $100 coupon on Facebook.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:29:17pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

My wingnut cousin posted a meme on FB - “If you can’t say it without cuss words, it’s probably not worth saying.”

I restrained myself from responding with “Bullshit.” I find myself exasperated with people who get all wigged out over ‘salty language’.

Tell your cousin to STFU!

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gocart mozart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:30:03pm

Trump: a fucking asshole just for the hell of it.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:30:36pm

re: #184 FormerDirtDart

That sounds like the Victoria’s Secret scam from a few years ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:30:37pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:32:52pm

Welp I started my “Free Trial” Hulu subscription just in time to watch “The Handmaid’s Tale” and found out that I can’t play Hulu on my xfinity box. To make it suck even harder, Panasonic Blu Ray has removed Hulu from their network options.

Guess I will just have to watch online.

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lawhawk  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:33:26pm

re: #180 Birth Control Works

The things that happen when your dad throws a couple million dollars at Harvard for the price of admission.

It’s an open secret around here (Paramus is the next town over from the lair) in the Jewish community

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gocart mozart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:35:37pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:36:46pm

re: #181 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Let’s just say I wasn’t really all that enthusiastic about my 12 mile run this morning.

But I did finish it.

I’m often unenthusiastic about my rides during the last half of them. But since my route is generally out-and-back, the last half is too late to decide I didn’t want to go as far.

Funny how that works. I remember my old boss getting mad at me for coming in late one morning, back when I used to ride BEFORE work. I’d had a flat, and it took time to fix it. He said, “If you got a flat, you should have turned around and headed back!”

I told him that this flat occurred after I’d already turned around.

MOST flats do. There’s a reason for that.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:37:19pm

re: #186 gocart mozart

I am not sure but the Antiquities Act prevents that. Is lawhawk here? He might know.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:37:31pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:38:14pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:38:16pm

re: #193 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m often unenthusiastic about my rides during the last half of them. But since my route is generally out-and-back, the last half is too late to decide I didn’t want to go as far.

Funny how that works. I remember my old boss getting mad at me for coming in late one morning, back when I used to ride BEFORE work. I’d had a flat, and it took time to fix it. He said, “If you got a flat, you should have turned around and headed back!”

I told him that this flat occurred after I’d already turned around.

MOST flats do. There’s a reason for that.

My long runs are all out and backs right now. But hell, I was done this morning (with a 2 and a half hour run!) before I normally leave for my short runs.

Which is probably contributing to my brain being mush right now.

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:38:48pm

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m not quite sure which will be funnier: The gnashing of teeth of wingnuts as they find out that that “big, beautiful wall” will never be built, or the wingnut press trying to convince them that that’s actually a “good thing.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:39:34pm

Our new SCOTUS Justice y’all, cast his first decision to kill people.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:40:31pm

VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY:

Stealthing

Verb. The act of taking off a condom during a sex act without the knowledge or consent of one’s partner.

At least one man has been convicted for the felony crime of rape for stealthing.

Shameless Pages Post.

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gocart mozart  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:40:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:41:06pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:41:20pm

re: #146 FormerDirtDart

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:42:42pm

re: #197 klys (maker of Silmarils)

My long runs are all out and backs right now. But hell, I was done this morning (with a 2 and a half hour run!) before I normally leave for my short runs.

Which is probably contributing to my brain being mush right now.

Tell me about it. I did a 2 1/2 hour ride yesterday, then this afternoon I was trying to follow a webcast on querying and downloading data by the TB from the NCI, and my eyes kept closing. You know, sometimes - no, OFTEN - the people who know their shit have boring, drony, monotonous voices that just lull you to sleep.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:43:34pm

ZAPHOD!!!

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:43:40pm

re: #157 InfidelOfFreedom

Aaaand I’m off to celebrate! Just got offered (and accepted) a new job with benefits and almost $10k more per year… And I don’t have to work for evil ins companies! YAYAYAY!

Feeling better… for now!

congrats!
woo hoo!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:43:43pm

re: #200 Birth Control Works

VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY:

Shameless Pages Post.

I presume that’s supposed to read taking OFF a condom.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:44:39pm

re: #204 Blind Frog Belly White

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:44:56pm

re: #154 Amory Blaine

Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

How long until we privatize and cut down the Redwood National Park?

***”What they’ve done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace. It’s a disgrace,” Trump said last week, adding that he thinks the North American Free Trade Agreement is responsible for the dispute. ***

Man. This motherfucker has no clue. About anything.

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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:45:34pm

re: #186 gocart mozart

This website is buggy cookie-laden garbage.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:45:35pm

re: #208 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Birth Control Works  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:47:23pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:48:36pm

re: #211 Blind Frog Belly White

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:51:57pm

re: #214 Birth Control Works

Gun-Crazy Lawmaker Threatens Funding, Accuses Black Students of ‘Race-Baiting’ Over School Project

The people that some of our fellow citizens send to office these days. Man.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:52:01pm

re: #207 Blind Frog Belly White

I presume that’s supposed to read taking OFF a condom.

fixed —thanks

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Puss Power  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:56:22pm

In airport. Second flight now delayed. Will I ever leave this place?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:56:25pm
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Birth Control Works  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:56:32pm

bbl

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thedopefishlives  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:56:43pm

re: #217 Puss Power

In airport. Secomd flight now delayed. Will I ever leave this place?

Probably not. Especially if you’re in Chicago.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:57:50pm

So I registered for 2 tickets for Trump’s rally in PA. Of course, I’m not going. Helps to have a throw-away google voice #/email address to confirm registration with. If anyone else wants to, feel free!

donaldjtrump.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 5:58:49pm

re: #218 Birth Control Works

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Which explains why wingnuts oppose access.

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bratwurst  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:00:21pm

Stop giving this fuckwit a platform already.

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Targetpractice  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:01:25pm

re: #223 bratwurst

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Stop giving this fuckwit a platform already.

“Base stays strong.”

Translation: “Millions of rubes still convinced they’re gonna get a pony.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:02:16pm

re: #224 Targetpractice

“Base stays strong.”

Translation: “Millions of rubes still convinced they’re gonna get a pony.”

Exactly.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:02:45pm

re: #224 Targetpractice

“Base stays strong.”

Translation: “Millions of rubes still convinced they’re gonna get a pony.”

Or, if you were stupid enough to vote for him, you’re stupid enough to think he’s doing a good job.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:02:51pm

re: #221 GlutenFreeJesus

So I registered for 2 tickets for Trump’s rally in PA. Of course, I’m not going. Helps to have a throw-away google voice #/email address to confirm registration with. If anyone else wants to, feel free!

donaldjtrump.com

Nah, I think I’ll see Tom Perriello on Thursday night instead.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:04:42pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

There’s a thing going around to get tons of people to sign up for tickets… who have no intention of showing up. Of course, even if the room was empty, it would be the YUGEST crowd ever. Since 9/11.

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Puss Power  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:09:23pm

re: #221 GlutenFreeJesus

So I registered for 2 tickets for Trump’s rally in PA. Of course, I’m not going. Helps to have a throw-away google voice #/email address to confirm registration with. If anyone else wants to, feel free!

donaldjtrump.com

I’d rather be HERE (SoCal, not Chicago)!

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lawhawk  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:13:45pm

re: #194 PhillyPretzel

The Antiquities Act (currently codified at 54 USC 320301) makes it clear that a President may declare lands to be preserved under the Act - and limits further declarations of National Monuments within the state of Wyoming (the state was upset over expanding the monument in the vicinity of Jackson).

It’s not clear whether a president can revoke a national monument status previously designated.

Trump could damned well try to test that, and the GOP would go along with it, because they’re craven enough to do it. They’ll try to do it against Bear’s Ears, which sits on potential oil/mineral deposits, which also happens to be their way to open the door to going after ANWR and other protected lands.

Trump and the GOP are going wholesale after the Antiquities Act and the Wilderness Act. They’ve agitated to repeal or significantly curb them, all so that they can loot federal lands. In fact, Chaffetz was among those looking to sell off federal lands and ended up pulling the bill because he took a big hit in the media.

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retired cynic  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:22:35pm

re: #230 lawhawk

If they have to pass a law to remove the Antiquities Act, wouldn’t that need a filibuster-proof margin? Fingers and toes crossed!

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Joe Bacon  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:29:00pm

re: #189 The Vicious Babushka

Apple TV has Hulu!

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:29:38pm

re: #232 Joe Bacon

Apple TV has Hulu!

But I don’t have Apple TV. Yeah I know sux 2 b me.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:31:33pm

re: #233 The Vicious Babushka

How about amazon prime?
amazon.com

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Joe Bacon  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:31:58pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:33:44pm

re: #234 PhillyPretzel

How about amazon prime?
amazon.com

Not any help if I want to watch the Hulu series.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:34:19pm

I can watch online but I would like to watch on my big TV. First world problems.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:34:40pm

re: #223 bratwurst

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Stop giving this fuckwit a platform already.

Did he still push his “Food Insurance” scam?

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Cheechako  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:37:35pm

re: #237 The Vicious Babushka

I can watch online but I would like to watch on my big TV. First world problems.

You need a Cromecast device. It will rebroadcast what’s on your computer to your TV. Pretty good picture quality. Costs about $35. Apple also makes a similar device.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:40:17pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:44:19pm

I could buy a roku

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:44:31pm

re: #241 The Vicious Babushka

I could buy a roku

We like ours.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:45:58pm

re: #241 The Vicious Babushka

I could buy a roku

Sounds like a good NaNo title.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:47:49pm

re: #242 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We like ours.

What kind do you have?

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darthstar  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:48:19pm

re: #242 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We like ours.

I’ve got two of them now…interviewed with Roku a year and a half ago and they gave me one of their fancy ones for interviewing…unfortunately they didn’t hire me at the time, though I think if I went back I’d have a better shot now.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:48:49pm

re: #240 Stanley Sea

Trump tried to play Let’s Make A Deal and he got a…

Ah, Another FART of the Deal!
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Cheechako  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:49:26pm

re: #241 The Vicious Babushka

I could buy a roku

We had the Cromecast before getting a Roku. The cromecast unit is nice as you can put anything on your computer screen on to your TV.

We now use the Roku most of the time as we got rid of cable TV.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:50:01pm

re: #244 The Vicious Babushka

What kind do you have?

We have the Premiere+, although this is probably our …third? I think.

Honestly the private listening thing has been really nice, that’s one of the biggest improvements we’ve had over the previous versions. Works really well, nice and snappy.

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BeachDem  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:50:29pm

re: #144 jaunte

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By its failure to make anything close to a scandal of this,
our media continues to normalize the Trump Horror.

Take out “Mar a Lago” and sub in “Clinton Foundation event” and imagine the reaction if State promoted it

I imagine Maggie and Glenn would write 15 breathless columns about the horror of it all; then, when it turned out to be false information, they’d say a quiet “oops” on page 24 and continue talking about how the yam rode in a truck.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:53:21pm

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darthstar  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:55:18pm
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darthstar  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:56:26pm
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darthstar  Apr 24, 2017 • 6:58:49pm

So Le Pen dropped her leadership role in the nationalist party that got her to the runoff. Anyone else smell bullshit?

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:02:26pm

re: #253 darthstar

So Le Pen dropped her leadership role in the nationalist party that got her to the runoff. Anyone else smell bullshit?

Muchly merde wafting from the Le Pen camp.

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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:05:55pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:07:30pm

I thought my name was O. Shit for a while.

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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:08:53pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:10:08pm

When you bring a new rescue cat into a home with one or two already, you can only hope for the best. Hope they get along. Seems to have worked out after almost two years.

They just love the laundry. Pepper on left, Cinnamon aka Manksy on right

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Dave In Austin  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:10:52pm
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freetoken  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:23:03pm
“… The entire universe simultaneously goes over the edge…”

Quote from Leonard Susskind in one of his cosmology lectures.

Taken out of context it sounds funny.

Then you remember you’re living in a universe in which Trump was elected President.

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jeffreyw  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:28:53pm

re: #237 The Vicious Babushka

I can watch online but I would like to watch on my big TV. First world problems.

Imgur
Not a hill for a stepper.

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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:41:40pm

Bring back the guillotine! Firing squads! If we’re going to do this shit, let’s get serious.

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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:43:33pm

The state of Arkansas just tortured a man to death. Eighth Amendment, anyone? Bueller?

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ObserverArt  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:49:27pm

Is the way Jared Kushner snuck into Harvard a new type of affirmative action for rich kids that can’t cut it?

What was that about Obama’s grades again? And Trump made that a big thing too along with the birth certificate crap.

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freetoken  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:50:46pm

re: #264 ObserverArt

Money has always been the most affirmative of actors.

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calochortus  Apr 24, 2017 • 7:52:32pm

re: #264 ObserverArt

Is the way Jared Kushner snuck into Harvard a new type of affirmative action for rich kids that can’t cut it?

What was that about Obama’s grades again? And Trump made that a big thing too along with the birth certificate crap.

Nothing new. This has been going on for at least decades, probably forever in one iteration or another.

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calochortus  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:00:25pm

re: #262 teleskiguy

Apparently the stay has been lifted? That was fast…

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freetoken  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:04:00pm

If you desire to have an arrangement of individuals in a society so that there can be strata, then you need a way to separate individuals. This can be done a couple of ways, but the most direct way is to provide a means of resistance of any individual moving, i.e., changing stratus (whether the strata are discrete or continuous does not matter here.)

This resistance in our society is mediated by “money”. Think of the dollar as the particle of interaction, sort of the particle that precipitates out of a scalar field we call “wealth”.

By simply setting a minimum transition energy, er, price, for transitioning strata, we can keep inter-stratum dynamics at a minimum (if not zero, then some small constant.)

This is how our society works in general. It is the traditional mechanism of higher education, until low-cost open institutions came along.

Harvard is no different from any large number of old higher education institutions, where the primary goal was building a structure for the technical class of workers to be managed by an upper class, and the college degree was the sign of status and the means of measuring a person’s value and place in society.

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freetoken  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:04:47pm

(this is what happens when you watch too many physics videos while also reading social critique.)

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Charles Johnson  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:07:17pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:09:13pm

re: #270 Charles Johnson

More like “we’re just sorry we got caught.”

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Interesting Times  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:10:13pm

This is fine o_O

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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:14:38pm
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Kragar  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:17:20pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:20:01pm

Shorter one for a Monday night:

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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:20:37pm

re: #273 teleskiguy

This piece of work used the word “cuckservative” in a Reddit AMA.

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William Lewis  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:23:11pm

re: #275 Eclectic Cyborg

Shorter one for a Monday night:

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I don’t know, something sounds familiar about that… you a foreigner?

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:25:05pm

re: #262 teleskiguy

Bring back the guillotine! Firing squads! If we’re going to do this shit, let’s get serious.

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Hear! Hear! As I said in response to your page:

Deplorable. America has gotten soft. We just don’t raise people anymore who have the intestinal fortitude to pull a guillotine lanyard or spring a trap door. Hell, even putting a pistol to the back of someone’s head and squeezing the trigger is too much for them. Even ruthless types like politicians and tv hosts can’t be persuaded to do the job. I blame liberal education.

We are falling behind so many other countries, like Iran and North Korea. The latter has some decidedly effective methods. Let’s not even mention Saudi Arabia. How long has it been since you could legally lop someone’s head off in the west?

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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:26:28pm

re: #278 Shiplord Kirel

How long has it been since you could legally lop someone’s head off in the west?

1977.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:26:45pm
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retired cynic  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:29:18pm

re: #280 goddamnedfrank

BRAVO!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:32:20pm
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Romantic Heretic  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:34:25pm

re: #256 Shiplord Kirel

I once had a cat named ‘You Little Bastard!’

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retired cynic  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:40:06pm

re: #283 Romantic Heretic

I once had a cat named ‘You Little Bastard!’

My Pita is Pain in the Ass.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:42:20pm

re: #282 goddamnedfrank

Also notable: some Southerners—white ones with a vested interest in a certain narrative that denies any wrongdoing, not just before the war, but a century after—telling all other Southerners, black and white, what their heritage is about in the most let’s-use-1984-as-guidebook manner possible.

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retired cynic  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:42:51pm

re: #284 retired cynic

My cat, Pita, I mean.

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TedStriker  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:44:02pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:44:40pm
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TedStriker  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:51:25pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 24, 2017 • 8:52:23pm

re: #288 teleskiguy

fucking bloodthirsty country


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