Trump Rage-Tweets About “Ninth Circuit,” but His Executive Order Wasn’t Blocked by the Ninth Circuit

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Our purported president is embarrassing the nation again with a series of rage-tweets attacking the judicial system for thwarting his plans to install bigoted executive decrees. The Narcissist in Chief ranted this morning about how the Ninth Circuit Court blocked his unconstitutional effort to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities.”

There’s just one little humiliating problem with Pumpkin Pinochet’s diatribe: his “sanctuary cities” order wasn’t blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court, but by Judge William Orrick of the United States District Court in San Francisco: Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities.

As for his tiny-fisted threat to “see you in Supreme Court!” … well, this isn’t the first time he’s made this empty promise.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:26:21am

The idiocracy is upon us.

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:28:39am

“See you in Supreme Court!” He’s so used to making the threat of going to court and having the contractor on the other end back down. He still hasn’t figured out that he’s dealing with people who go to court all the time. I would suggest he read Brer Rabbit, but he wouldn’t get it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:31:58am
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Targetpractice  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:32:41am

He invokes the Ninth Circuit because that’s the Circuit that wingnuts regularly spit and cross themselves when they hear it invoked. In their dogma, it’s a breeding ground of liberal socialism that always gets overturned by SCOTUS, so if you hear that a court in the Ninth Circuit has ruled against a conservative, you just automatically assume that they’ll win when it goes before the SCOTUS bench.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:33:51am

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

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Deficits don’t matter.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:34:01am

re: #1 freetoken

Indeed.

Trump doesn’t know the difference between the various court levels, and no one around him can be bothered to correct him.

Add to that today’s dull thud of a tax plan that isn’t a plan but a bunch of talking points that were rehashed from the campaign trail and which doesn’t have enough information on which to actually determine how much the middle class gets fucked (on purpose, or not, the lack of brackets is a signal that they don’t know how taxes work), and it is as though Trump told Jared to go google how to do taxes, and he came back with a warmed over crap sandwich that Trump previously suggested.

It’s not only a crap sandwich, but it is internally inconsistent, and will blow up the deficit - for all those fiscal chickenhawks out there, who were all concerned about the debt will be silent because Trump guts revenues in the same way Kansas did.

In fact, it appears parts of this “plan” were cribbed from Kansas’ disastrous plan, and which did not lead to higher economic growth, but instead stagnation and a collapse of revenues forcing deep cuts to key state obligations - like education, roads, defense, etc.

So, Trump appears to have taken the worst from his own tax plan, combined it with the Kansas GOP’s worst ideas, and put them all together to form one huge dumbfucking idiotic tax plan that even some GOPers in Congress know will never make it past this one-page handout sheet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:35:03am
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Interesting Times  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:35:25am
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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:35:37am
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Timothy Watson  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:35:58am

re: #8 Interesting Times

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Fuck his feelings.

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Targetpractice  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:39:07am

FFS, even the “Ryan Plan” had more pages dedicated to it, and it was just as bad about large areas being labeled “And then magic happens…” when it came to explaining how the rich would get all these awesome tax cut goodies without exploding the deficit. This looks like the beginning of yet another Trump campaign promise ending up DOA.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:41:28am

I’m sure DD’ll be happy to hear this:

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EPR-radar  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:42:18am

re: #9 lawhawk

Repeal of the AMT and repeal of the estate tax are two of the biggest items on the plutocrat wish list.

Democrats should definitely not vote for any ‘tax reform’ that includes either of these poison pills.

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Kragar  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:42:43am
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CongoJack  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:43:58am

re: #11 Targetpractice

FFS, even the “Ryan Plan” had more pages dedicated to it, and it was just as bad about large areas being labeled “And then magic happens…” when it came to explaining how the rich would get all these awesome tax cut goodies without exploding the deficit. This looks like the beginning of yet another Trump campaign promise ending up DOA.

I am having deja vu with 2002 (ooh that rhymes)…

A tax cut in 2002 along with war spending almost destroyed us. A tax cut in 2017 this sharp would do the same but luckily no war…….yet.

Get ready N. Korea here comes the donald ready to start a war to get himself a tax break.

Side note: my father’s name is Donald (goes by Don) but it makes me sick thinking that people will name their child Donald (tRump) after this monstrosity.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:44:03am

@Protect_Wldlife
A very brave (or very silly) Jackal bites a sleeping Lion’s tail!

Canine FTW!

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danarchy  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:44:08am

re: #12 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m sure DD’ll be happy to hear this:

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DD? Daredevil? Darkwing Duck? I am drawing a blank here.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:44:27am

re: #11 Targetpractice

Even the flat tax/Fair Tax idiots have a more comprehensive idea on taxes than this gibberish.

It doesn’t even make it to frontier gibberish, that’s how lacking it is.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:44:44am

re: #17 danarchy

DD? Daredevil? Darkwing Duck? I am drawing a blank here.

My spelling is going to be awful here (which is why I abbreviated it) but Decatur Deb.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:45:13am

re: #2 Belafon

“See you in Supreme Court!” He’s so used to making the threat of going to court and having the contractor on the other end back down. He still hasn’t figured out that he’s dealing with people who go to court all the time. I would suggest he read Brer Rabbit, but he wouldn’t get it.

He probably thinks he has the court in his control now with the new Justice. So by saying see you in the Supreme Court he thinks he can win all there.

Everyday he shows he is clueless how this country has worked for over 200 years.

America was already great Donny. It is you that is making it less so.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:45:27am

Another day in America.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:45:36am

My wife just informed me that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will be making an appearance in my corner of the globe on Friday…

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear this week in a section of Long Island that’s been plagued by deadly gang violence.

The Justice Department says Sessions will speak on violent crime, gangs and MS-13 during an appearance in Central Islip (EYE’-slihp) on Friday.

Authorities suspect MS-13 members are behind the killings of four young people on Long Island earlier this month. They’re among 11 killings that have rattled working-class immigrants in the area since last year.

Literally just up the road from me. I may have to go and make my feelings known.

(Also - I love how they included the correct pronunciation of our little town in the story. Most people who aren’t from around here pronounce it ‘Izz-lip.’)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:45:45am

re: #12 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m sure DD’ll be happy to hear this:

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Targetpractice  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:45:57am

re: #18 lawhawk

Even the flat tax/Fair Tax idiots have a more comprehensive idea on taxes than this gibberish.

It doesn’t even make it to frontier gibberish, that’s how lacking it is.

This really feels like the result of his sending a survey around to his buddies on Wall St. on what they feel his tax plan should look like. It even looks like a damned Powerpoint slide.

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:47:07am

Anti-rage tweet (I’ve been beat):

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:47:50am

re: #16 Dr. Matt

Canine FTW!

What’s the jackal equivalent of “Hold my beer!”

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:50:06am

re: #22 makeitstop

My wife just informed me that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will be making an appearance in my corner of the globe on Friday…

Literally just up the road from me. I may have to go and make my feelings known.

(Also - I love how they included the correct pronunciation of our little town in the story. Most people who aren’t from around here pronounce it ‘Izz-lip.’)

Sessions will just propose getting rid of the working class immigrants.

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:53:12am

re: #25 wrenchwench

Needs moar naked mole rat…

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:54:49am

re: #28 Scottish Dragon

Needs moar naked mole rat…

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:55:44am
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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:56:20am

re: #27 Belafon

Sessions will just propose getting rid of the working class immigrants.

Oh, I’m sure it’ll be showboating of the highest order.

This ‘event’ will take place at the Federal courthouse (I can literally see it out my window), so I’d bet that public access to the perjurer will be pretty much impossible.

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BlueGrl21  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:57:24am

re: #15 CongoJack

Side note: my father’s name is Donald (goes by Don) but it makes me sick thinking that people will name their child Donald (tRump) after this monstrosity.

If we have an uptick in Donald as a boy’s name in the next couple of years….

My own side note: I went through hell trying to name my two sons. My husband, being a teacher and a coach, always had one kid with a name that I would suggest that had been a total ass. “Can’t name him that. It’s tainted.”

Then I had to deal with “That can be shortened to a profane nickname.” And, “That will get his ass kicked on the playground. No.”

We ended up with Nathan for our oldest…named after his two grandfathers, met the criteria. Our youngest, Jacob, absolutely CANNOT be called Jake. Worst student my husband ever had was a Jake.

Hell.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:58:49am

re: #22 makeitstop

My wife just informed me that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will be making an appearance in my corner of the globe on Friday…

Literally just up the road from me. I may have to go and make my feelings known.

(Also - I love how they included the correct pronunciation of our little town in the story. Most people who aren’t from around here pronounce it ‘Izz-lip.’)

Are we going to need to start a collection for bail money???

By the way, I am familiar with Islip due to doing a lot of searching on the history of auto racing in this country. Islip was pretty well known for it’s little oval racing track now long closed. I loved looking at the old pictures of the stock car jalopies and the dudes that built and drove them.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:00:07pm

re: #21 Dr. Matt

Another day in America.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:01:06pm

About the Ninth Circuit being over turned, here’s a great breakdown by politico (I know, but they rely on SCOTUSblog for stats).

The basics is that the Supreme Court hears about 100-150 cases per term. Often time it’s because of what’s called a “circuit split” which means that two circuits have ruled on an issue in different ways and the Supreme Court needs resolve the difference (in that case one of the two circuits is going to get overturned). Now here’s the fun part: about 70% of cases get overturned by the Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit coming in at about 79% (2010-2015) is actually third highest behind the Sixth and Eleventh.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:01:45pm
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Puss Power  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:02:10pm

I meant to post some vacation pictures, but I forgot — maybe they’ll lift the gloom a little.

Tikal Temple 2
Tikal Temple 1
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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:03:40pm

re: #32 BlueGrl21

If we have an uptick in Donald as a boy’s name in the next couple of years….

My own side note: I went through hell trying to name my two sons. My husband, being a teacher and a coach, always had one kid with a name that I would suggest that had been a total ass. “Can’t name him that. It’s tainted.”

Then I had to deal with “That can be shortened to a profane nickname.” And, “That will get his ass kicked on the playground. No.”

We ended up with Nathan for our oldest…named after his two grandfathers, met the criteria. Our youngest, Jacob, absolutely CANNOT be called Jake. Worst student my husband ever had was a Jake.

Hell.

I feel for you. When we were picking baby names we asked various family members for suggestions. The universal answer was “I don’t know, but don’t name him/her after me.” Gee thanks. On the other hand, I kind of understand because most of the names going back a couple generations were seriously dated (Harold, etc.), painfully ethnic (Magnus!) or just plain weird. Also, no one living was looking for the confusion of 2 people with the same name. We did sneak in Nils for my son’s middle name.

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Puss Power  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:04:48pm

And some from Peru:

Vizcacha
Machu Picchu is Mine!
Guess Where?
BFFs
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Puss Power  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:06:22pm

And one more from the Tikal group:

Plaza with Mausoleum
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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:09:56pm
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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:09:57pm

re: #28 Scottish Dragon

Needs moar naked mole rat…

I’m sorry, I had to. Apologies to naked mole rats everywhere.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:11:00pm

re: #42 makeitstop

I’m sorry, I had to. Apologies to naked mole rats everywhere.

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This needs to go viral. Bigly.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:11:08pm

re: #42 makeitstop

Welp. I can’t unsee that.

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Puss Power  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:12:00pm

re: #44 calochortus

Welp. I can’t unsee that.

I wish we could make sure DT sees it. Everywhere. Every day.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:12:05pm
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Scottish Dragon  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:13:31pm

re: #42 makeitstop

I’m sorry, I had to. Apologies to naked mole rats everywhere.

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I need brain bleach. Ye Gods that is awful…

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:15:23pm

re: #33 ObserverArt

Are we going to need to start a collection for bail money???

I doubt that SCPD will even let demonstrators on the grounds of the court house. I might make a nice sign and go stand on the road that he’ll be arriving by, though…

By the way, I am familiar with Islip due to doing a lot of searching on the history of auto racing in this country. Islip was pretty well known for it’s little oval racing track now long closed. I loved looking at the old pictures of the stock car jalopies and the dudes that built and drove them.

Islip Speedway was owned (for the last couple of years before it closed) by a family named Cromarty - they used to have lunch in a diner I’d frequent and I got to know them after a while. Nice people.

For a time, they also owned the Amityville Horror House. They ended up selling it once the gawkers made living there unbearable.

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William Lewis  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:15:27pm

re: #37 Puss Power

I meant to post some vacation pictures, but I forgot — maybe they’ll lift the gloom a little.

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Nice. Reminds me of visiting Chichen Itza. When we went we were allowed to climb the main temple and that view of the jungle from on top was amazing.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:15:41pm
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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:16:34pm

Can’t wait to find out that Trump’s going all Red Wedding on the Senate. /you know Bannon’s thinking it. Admit it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:16:57pm

re: #36 Stanley Sea

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lockjawcanbefun  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:17:15pm

I know. I’m frightfully immature. Not immature enough to spend $10 for this, but still immature.

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Puss Power  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:18:55pm

re: #49 William Lewis

Nice. Reminds me of visiting Chichen Itza. When we went we were allowed to climb the main temple and that view of the jungle from on top was amazing.

Sigh. I got an attack of vertigo when I tried to climb at Chichen Itza many years ago, and had to stop halfway.

Some of the pyramids at Tikal (including Temple 2) have wooden staircases (with banisters!) inconspicuously sited at the back, which makes everything much easier.

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William Lewis  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:19:07pm

re: #32 BlueGrl21

If we have an uptick in Donald as a boy’s name in the next couple of years….

My own side note: I went through hell trying to name my two sons. My husband, being a teacher and a coach, always had one kid with a name that I would suggest that had been a total ass. “Can’t name him that. It’s tainted.”

Then I had to deal with “That can be shortened to a profane nickname.” And, “That will get his ass kicked on the playground. No.”

We ended up with Nathan for our oldest…named after his two grandfathers, met the criteria. Our youngest, Jacob, absolutely CANNOT be called Jake. Worst student my husband ever had was a Jake.

Hell.

Heh. When we were in the adoption process, if we had gotten a girl baby I wanted to name her for our maternal grandmothers - Vivalore Balbina. For some reason, Mary didn’t think that was a good idea ;) Instead we had our dear boy and gave him a first name of John for my Great great grandfather John Llewellyn and kept his birth name as his middle name - Lac. It’s Buddhist name meaning Peaceful. Hah!

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:19:16pm

re: #32 BlueGrl21

If we have an uptick in Donald as a boy’s name in the next couple of years….

My own side note: I went through hell trying to name my two sons. My husband, being a teacher and a coach, always had one kid with a name that I would suggest that had been a total ass. “Can’t name him that. It’s tainted.”

Then I had to deal with “That can be shortened to a profane nickname.” And, “That will get his ass kicked on the playground. No.”

We ended up with Nathan for our oldest…named after his two grandfathers, met the criteria. Our youngest, Jacob, absolutely CANNOT be called Jake. Worst student my husband ever had was a Jake.

Hell.

My rules were:
1. Can’t be abbreviated to a nickname.
2. The initials can’t spell out something obvious.
3. No one is a junior.
4. Since my last name is one syllable, the name has to have more than one.

The funny result of that is that all five of us have six letters in our first names.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:21:17pm
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Scottish Dragon  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:21:38pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:21:46pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I am really sick of Cillizza. What a putz. I can’t believe anyone takes his stupid political takes seriously.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:23:25pm

re: #56 Belafon

My rules were:
1. Can’t be abbreviated to a nickname.
2. The initials can’t spell out something obvious.
3. No one is a junior.
4. Since my last name is one syllable, the name has to have more than one.

The funny result of that is that all five of us six letters in our first names.

My niece, born in the 1970s had the initials E.R.A. for her maiden name. Coincidence?

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Kragar  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:23:29pm
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caseyjr  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:23:44pm

re: #21 Dr. Matt

Another day in America.

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Hawkins Middle School? Like in _Stranger Things_? OMG I hope Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will Byers are OK.

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:25:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:29:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:31:47pm
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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:32:54pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

[A fat Hamilton beaver that got stuck in a fence has been freed by the soapy hands of a quick-thinking animal services worker]

There are Officer Ediths everywhere!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:33:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:35:37pm
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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:35:40pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:35:43pm

re: #13 EPR-radar

Repeal of the AMT and repeal of the estate tax are two of the biggest items on the plutocrat wish list.

Democrats should definitely not vote for any ‘tax reform’ that includes either of these poison pills.

When Rachel had that show revealing the 2 pages of Trump’s 2005 (?) tax return, she also explained that without the AMT, his taxes would have been 90% lower than they were. So his proposal is clearly designed to shift the tax burden to the middle class.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:39:02pm

re: #10 Timothy Watson

Fuck his feelings.

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nines09  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:42:23pm

NSFW Go the f**k to sleep, read by Samuel L Jackson

Go the f**k to sleep, read by Samuel L Jackson

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Jay C  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:42:24pm

re: #49 William Lewis

Nice. Reminds me of visiting Chichen Itza. When we went we were allowed to climb the main temple and that view of the jungle from on top was amazing.

Been there and done that: it also gave me an insight into the “mystery” of why the Maya built such elaborate high structures like the pyramids: the Yucatan is dead-flat, and heavily jungled: they built up the pyramids because they were desperate for some kind of view!

We stopped by Chichen Itza driving from Cancun to Mérida some years ago: Mrs. Jay fell asleep shortly after we left Cancun, and missed our driving up, then, down, the only hill we encountered in 100 km….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:42:30pm
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Ace Rothstein  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:42:49pm

re: #70 Hecuba’s daughter

They should refuse any debate about the tax bill until Pinochet releases his tax returns.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:44:14pm

re: #32 BlueGrl21

But Jake Ryan cancles him out!

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Timothy Watson  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:44:50pm

re: #71 GlutenFreeJesus

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:45:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:46:58pm
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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:50:59pm
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Scottish Dragon  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:53:24pm

re: #80 darthstar

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Puss Power  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:56:00pm

re: #81 Scottish Dragon

Jamili is making a distinction without a difference. If Russian agents were in the campaign to further Russian aims, then you have collusion no matter how he tries to parse it. (IE the campaign is, in effect, colluding)

So all the collusion is on the US side. So what, Jamili?

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:58:01pm

re: #82 Puss Power

So all the collusion is on the US side. So what, Jamili?

I think it’s probably safe to say our President’s team is dirty as fuck and we should probably be upset about it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:59:03pm

re: #80 darthstar

Collusion is the wrong word. A Russian agent doesn’t collude, rather, they are directed by Russia to work against the United States.

Collusion is what Trump’s people were doing

Treason is a better word

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:59:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 12:59:59pm

BURN

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:03:45pm

I filled Coulter’s comments with disgusting Coulter comments. Here is one.

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:04:17pm

So I saw that all 100 Senators were going to the White House today and it was possible Trump wasn’t even going to show up himself. Did that happen? If so, it’s not going to go over very well.

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:05:27pm
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Belafon  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:07:03pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because all Congressmembers were required to notify Joe when they signed up for health care.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:07:13pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:07:26pm

re: #87 gocart mozart

I filled Coulter’s comments with disgusting Coulter comments.

And here is another:

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity”.

that is what Free Speech is all about: the ability to say something like that and not be prosecuted.

Free Speech is not about being able to say something like that and still expect to be offered a public platform to express your views.

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:10:58pm
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sizzzzlerz  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:12:14pm

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Free Speech is not about being able to say something like that and still expect to be offered a public platform to express your views.

Or to say things like that and not expect blowback

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CongoJack  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:15:54pm

re: #32 BlueGrl21

re: #38 calochortus

I am having the same issue with my wife (a 4th grade teacher). There are names that are absolutely forbidden (Seth, Logan, Sebastien etc) because these kids were a monstrosity in her classroom. On the issue of people making fun of the name as they age - I liked Gordon but the wife said he would be galled Gordy (and she said it was like naming our son ‘fat’). At the moment we have the name set for our son (1st born) and we went with Nolan (for no apparent reason other than we like it) and Robert for the middle (both our grandfathers’ name). Keep in mind we talk about names for about 3 hours a nite for the last week and yesterday the decision was made.

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BlueGrl21  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:16:53pm

re: #91 lawhawk

The CBO have become my new heroes. They get these bills in and I KNOW there are staffers there working very, very late hours to go through it and get these scores out as quickly as possible so the American people will know the truth about the costs.

Seriously, I would send every member of the CBO roses and chocolate and a huge hug.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:19:28pm

re: #96 BlueGrl21

They might appreciate some coffee too. ;)

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:21:56pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:23:21pm

re: #47 Scottish Dragon

I need brain bleach. Ye Gods that is awful…

No shit. If I see one more picture of Coulter I’m going to lose breakfast and lunch.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:27:46pm

re: #95 CongoJack

I am having the same issue with my wife (a 4th grade teacher). There are names that are absolutely forbidden (Seth, Logan, Sebastien etc) because these kids were a monstrosity in her classroom. On the issue of people making fun of the name as they age - I liked Gordon but the wife said he would be galled Gordy (and she said it was like naming our son ‘fat’). At the moment we have the name set for our son (1st born) and we went with Nolan (for no apparent reason other than we like it) and Robert for the middle (both our grandfathers’ name). Keep in mind we talk about names for about 3 hours a nite for the last week and yesterday the decision was made.

There’s a joke about not realizing how many people you hate until you have to name a child. “We can’t name her Stephanie, that bitch pulled my hair and stole my boyfriend in the third grade.” “We can’t call him Adam, that asshole got me suspended junior year when he left weed in my car.”

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Kragar  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:28:11pm
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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:28:36pm

re: #97 GlutenFreeJesus

They might appreciate some coffee too. ;)

Only if it comes with Bailey’s Irish Creme.

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:30:01pm

re: #98 Jebediah, RBG

I read that last tweet as ‘shaving’…

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:30:49pm

re: #95 CongoJack

I am having the same issue with my wife (a 4th grade teacher). There are names that are absolutely forbidden (Seth, Logan, Sebastien etc) because these kids were a monstrosity in her classroom. On the issue of people making fun of the name as they age - I liked Gordon but the wife said he would be galled Gordy (and she said it was like naming our son ‘fat’). At the moment we have the name set for our son (1st born) and we went with Nolan (for no apparent reason other than we like it) and Robert for the middle (both our grandfathers’ name). Keep in mind we talk about names for about 3 hours a nite for the last week and yesterday the decision was made.

In 1965, my mom had twins. We knew 2 were coming, but not genders, so we had 4 names to pick. Mom had the first girl’s name picked (her aunt who had twins and named one for my mom) and she went with my pick for the second girl. We got two girls and the craziest has the name I picked. I regret what I have done to that name.

When I went off to college, my twin sisters named their cat after me. (‘They miss you!’ my parents said.) Turn out to be a tom. They loved to call it out by name to get off the couch when I came home, which happened less and less.

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danarchy  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:31:43pm

re: #103 darthstar

I read that last tweet as ‘shaving’…

You weren’t the only one.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:32:09pm

re: #104 wrenchwench

wrenchwrench is a strange name for a cat

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:32:32pm

@TB_Times 1m1 minute ago
Tweet at us what you think was going through this guy’s head as he pulled this boat trailer in a most unusual way through Pasco County.

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:32:51pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:39:31pm

re: #104 wrenchwench

In 1965, my mom had twins. We knew 2 were coming, but not genders, so we had 4 names to pick. Mom had the first girl’s name picked (her aunt who had twins and named one for my mom) and she went with my pick for the second girl. We got two girls and the craziest has the name I picked. I regret what I have done to that name.

When I went off to college, my twin sisters named their cat after me. (‘They miss you!’ my parents said.) Turn out to be a tom. They loved to call it out by name to get off the couch when I came home, which happened less and less.

I got to choose the nickname for my first sister. (The second only had one real option.)

That was probably the right level of decision making to give to a 4 year old anyway.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:41:01pm

re: #103 darthstar

I read that last tweet as ‘shaving’…

Well, it works for me that way, too.

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William Lewis  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:42:42pm

re: #108 darthstar

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That was a beautifully Christian thing to do to take back that cross. Thank you for sharing that, I passed it onto my priest.

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:43:33pm

Found an interesting quote in Washington Monthly that led me to this article (“Will We Abandon Women’s Rights in the Name of Progressive Politics?”) in New York Magazine by Rebecca Traister.

“Open your eyes to where the resistance is really coming from,” Hogue urged on Thursday. “There are literally millions of women who have been pouring calls into Senate offices, House offices, going to town halls, filing to run for office; we are literally three months out from the largest protest in U.S. history that was overwhelmingly women, in the name of women; that’s where the resistance is. This is the Democratic party base. So why is the place to start negotiating the place that pulls the heart out of the resistance?”

We have been chewing on this topic since the election, and I don’t think this article solves the conundrum, but it does give a good airing to the arguments!

It’s the women!

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:45:35pm

re: #42 makeitstop

I’m sorry, I had to. Apologies to naked mole rats everywhere.

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Eegad! What a disgusting creature.
(Those nekkid mole rat varmints are nothing to brag about either.)

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 1:48:15pm

re: #112 retired cynic

Found an interesting quote in Washington Monthly that led me to this article (“Will We Abandon Women’s Rights in the Name of Progressive Politics?”) in New York Magazine by Rebecca Traister.

“Open your eyes to where the resistance is really coming from,” Hogue urged on Thursday. “There are literally millions of women who have been pouring calls into Senate offices, House offices, going to town halls, filing to run for office; we are literally three months out from the largest protest in U.S. history that was overwhelmingly women, in the name of women; that’s where the resistance is. This is the Democratic party base. So why is the place to start negotiating the place that pulls the heart out of the resistance?”

We have been chewing on this topic since the election, and I don’t think this article solves the conundrum, but it does give a good airing to the arguments!

It’s the women!

I’m starting to think Obama got the nomination in 2008 because even the racists thought anyone was better than a woman president.

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:00:17pm
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BeachDem  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:00:24pm

re: #58 Scottish Dragon

Chris Cillizza is one of the most loathsome toadies in Washington right now.

Charles P. Pierce always nails the landing:

When the Smithsonian opens its American Museum of Feckless Journalism, the Cillizza exhibit is going to be right there in the lobby, across from the statues of Maureen Dowd and David Brooks.

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:03:26pm
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Timothy Watson  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:06:28pm

re: #117 gocart mozart

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It’s a power and control thing too.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:07:46pm

re: #109 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That was probably the right level of decision making to give to a 4 year old anyway.

Many moons ago, Robin Williams was on David Letterman and explained that they ended up with a daughter named Zelda because they let their son choose the name. You can probably guess what his son was obsessed with at the time.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:09:55pm

re: #119 Flying Squirrel Girl

Many moons ago, Robin Williams was on David Letterman and explained that they ended up with a daughter named Zelda because they let their son choose the name. You can probably guess what his son was obsessed with at the time.

I mean to be fair she still goes by the name I chose to this day. But my selection was limited to what were all reasonable names by an adult standard. >.>

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:11:17pm

re: #114 wrenchwench

I’m starting to think Obama got the nomination in 2008 because even the racists thought anyone was better than a woman president.

My personal opinion, and I have no data to back it up, is that in 2008 and 2016 there was a feeling of “we are okay with a woman as president, just not that woman.” I was never an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton, and honestly only decided to vote for her in the voting booth because I ultimately found her to be the least bad choice. I suspect that a woman will hold the office sooner, rather than later.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:12:29pm

re: #28 Scottish Dragon

Needs moar naked mole rat…

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Looks like a momma about to expel more naked mole rats.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:15:08pm

re: #121 KGxvi

My personal opinion, and I have no data to back it up, is that in 2008 and 2016 there was a feeling of “we are okay with a woman as president, just not that woman.” I was never an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton, and honestly only decided to vote for her in the voting booth because I ultimately found her to be the least bad choice. I suspect that a woman will hold the office sooner, rather than later.

My feeling, as a woman, is that this is ALWAYS the excuse and it’s a lie people tell themselves to disguise the prejudices they don’t want to deal with.

But again, personal opinion with no data to back it up.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:15:53pm

re: #119 Flying Squirrel Girl

Many moons ago, Robin Williams was on David Letterman and explained that they ended up with a daughter named Zelda because they let their son choose the name. You can probably guess what his son was obsessed with at the time.

F. Scott Fitzgerald novels?

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:17:03pm

re: #121 KGxvi

My personal opinion, and I have no data to back it up, is that in 2008 and 2016 there was a feeling of “we are okay with a woman as president, just not that woman.” I was never an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton, and honestly only decided to vote for her in the voting booth because I ultimately found her to be the least bad choice. I suspect that a woman will hold the office sooner, rather than later.

I think you’re right that there will eventually be a woman president, but I don’t think it was just Clinton’s “baggage.” Women are perceived to be less able, less suited to a wide variety of things because they are women. This doesn’t mean all women are perfectly suited to do everything, but you have to remember that women were not perceived as having sufficient emotional depth and technical proficiency to play in major orchestras until blind auditions became the standard. The fact that people can see that the candidate is a woman does affect many people’s subconscious thought. Not necessarily yours.

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Jay C  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:18:02pm

re: #117 gocart mozart

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Speaking of which, I wonder what happened with The Great Senate Summoning?
I read a report that Trump didn’t even stick around longer than 15 minutes- I also have to wonder how 100 (famously egocentric) Senators will deal with being bullshitted like this - assuming there really isn’t anything new they got told?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:18:18pm

How sad is it that Pakistan elected a female leader before the US.

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Jenner7  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:18:20pm
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electrotek  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:18:39pm

re: #121 KGxvi

My personal opinion, and I have no data to back it up, is that in 2008 and 2016 there was a feeling of “we are okay with a woman as president, just not that woman.” I was never an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton, and honestly only decided to vote for her in the voting booth because I ultimately found her to be the least bad choice. I suspect that a woman will hold the office sooner, rather than later.

I personally didn’t want Hillary in 2008, but when 2016 was getting close, I became an extremely enthusiastic supporter of her and hoped to God we would finally have our first female President who is not only qualified, but also present herself as how a President of the world’s greatest nation should be.

Instead, we get a sexual deviant whose vocabulary is worse than that of a 13 year old struggling to increase the word count in his essay for middle school English class.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:18:53pm

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

F. Scott Fitzgerald novels?

Isn’t every child?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:20:56pm

re: #123 klys (maker of Silmarils)

My feeling, as a woman, is that this is ALWAYS the excuse and it’s a lie people tell themselves to disguise the prejudices they don’t want to deal with.

But again, personal opinion with no data to back it up.

mind you, that wasn’t an excuse for me when Palin was on the ticket to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

But I otherwise agree with your assessment.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:21:30pm

re: #126 Jay C

Speaking of which, I wonder what happened with The Great Senate Summoning?
I read a report that Trump didn’t even stick around longer than 15 minutes- I also have to wonder how 100 (famously egocentric) Senators will deal with being bullshitted like this - assuming there really isn’t anything new they got told?

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:22:17pm

re: #123 klys (maker of Silmarils)

re: #125 calochortus

Those are valid points. And I think we can and should be comforted by the fact that she did win the popular vote. It ultimately came down to about 100,000 votes spread across three states. So hopefully, the prejudice continues to die.

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Anymouse  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:23:04pm

I’m gong to post and run here.
Felix Randomkitty update Number Seven (a) - (b) will be later today.

Felix took a turn for the worse yesterday evening, his temperature dropping to 94F. The kitty hospital wrapped him in hot water bottles to keep him warm.

This morning the physician/veterinarian was in again to see another animal and weighed in on Felix. His blood sugar measurement was off the scale (literally, it could not be measured with their equipment).

The veterinarian called me, noting that Felix needs regular insulin (he has been using a variety that goes for fourteen hours or so). I authorised the clinic to buy regular insulin (which needs to be used every one or two hours).

They noted just now that his blood sugar is down to 425 (still way too high), and he has perked up again (he even chased a mouse, though he didn’t catch it).

We’re off to the clinic to see him, and bring along some of his favourite diabetic cat food (the food we purchased through LGF - they don’t sell it at the clinic) to see if he will eat for us.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:24:48pm

re: #134 Anymouse

All the best to Felix.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:26:26pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

mind you, that wasn’t an excuse for me when Palin was on the ticket to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

But I otherwise agree with your assessment.

Palin was just completely unqualified.

No candidate gets my vote just because they have a vagina.

But to see the most qualified candidate in my lifetime, easily, defeated by the most unqualified man…yeah, I’m not feeling all that great about “I’m fine with a woman as president, just not this woman” as an argument right now. It should not have been close. (And yes, I realize there are a number of factors that made it that close, but. People are fooling themselves if they don’t think misogyny played a huge role here.)

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Anymouse  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:31:01pm

re: #136 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Sarah Palin would have been a nightmare in the VP slot, and the GOP knew it.

They had to double-down with Donald Trump.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:35:16pm

I know many of you here are wondering “So what has Calochortus been doing today?” (You’re not? I’m sure you’re just kidding.)

I installed a nice new faucet in the apartment kitchen (apartment was Mom’s when she was alive. Now we have a fabulous guest suite…) Anyway, I wanted a faucet with a ceramic cartridge since the chloramine in the water is really hard on the old rubber o-ring type, and a pull out nozzle, and they were on sale at Costco. No real problem putting it in-or even taking the old one out, which is so often the hard part.
So far, no leaks or anything. :)

For extra added excitement I defrosted the chest freezer as well.

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Jenner7  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:36:01pm

This seems fine….

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:36:19pm

re: #121 KGxvi

My personal opinion, and I have no data to back it up, is that in 2008 and 2016 there was a feeling of “we are okay with a woman as president, just not that woman.” I was never an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton, and honestly only decided to vote for her in the voting booth because I ultimately found her to be the least bad choice. I suspect that a woman will hold the office sooner, rather than later.

‘Sooner’ would have been Hillary. They’re all ‘later’ now.

Also, what klys said.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:39:03pm

re: #134 Anymouse

Oh, man. Hoping for the best for your kitty.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:39:23pm
Today, I signed an Executive Order @ the U.S. Dept. of @Interior: ‘Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act’ whitehouse.gov pic.twitter.com

Today, I signed an Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education. EO: whitehouse.gov pic.twitter.com

I’m old enough to remember when EOs were Executive overreach…

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:39:25pm

re: #138 calochortus

I know many of you here are wondering “So what has Calochortus been doing today?” (You’re not? I’m sure you’re just kidding.)

I installed a nice new faucet in the apartment kitchen (apartment was Mom’s when she was alive. Now we have a fabulous guest suite…) Anyway, I wanted a faucet with a ceramic cartridge since the chloramine in the water is really hard on the old rubber o-ring type, and a pull out nozzle, and they were on sale at Costco. No real problem putting it in-or even taking the old one out, which is so often the hard part.
So far, no leaks or anything. :)

For extra added excitement I defrosted the chest freezer as well.

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So you did ‘let that sink in’. Good work!

OK, just the faucet. Close enough.

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BeachDem  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:42:58pm

re: #127 GlutenFreeJesus

How sad is it that Pakistan elected a female leader before the US.

As of 2014 (when I put a quiz together for Women’s History Month)

What country has the highest percentage of seats held by women in parliament or federal government? Women in Rwanda hold 64% of seats in the Lower House of Parliament. Cuba is second at 49%; Sweden has 45%—The US has 18%.

How many women have been or are currently serving as U.S. governors?

36.
As of 2013, This number includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Connecticut and Arizona are the only two states to have elected female governors from both major parties. 24 states have never had a female governor Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:43:56pm

re: #144 BeachDem

As of 2014 (when I put a quiz together for Women’s History Month)

What country has the highest percentage of seats held by women in parliament or federal government? Women in Rwanda hold 64% of seats in the Lower House of Parliament. Cuba is second at 49%; Sweden has 45%—The US has 18%.

How many women have been or are currently serving as U.S. governors?

36.
As of 2013, This number includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Connecticut and Arizona are the only two states to have elected female governors from both major parties. 24 states have never had a female governor Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

American exceptionalism!

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:45:44pm

re: #143 wrenchwench

Ha ha.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:47:28pm

re: #123 klys (maker of Silmarils)

My feeling, as a woman, is that this is ALWAYS the excuse and it’s a lie people tell themselves to disguise the prejudices they don’t want to deal with.

But again, personal opinion with no data to back it up.

Yeah, who would want to vote for a woman that was probably more politically ready for the job than any other woman I can think of?

Actually more prepared than a lot of men currently holding political office.

And if you make your excuse that it was because it was Hillary Clinton then you are making the excuse you can’t vote for a woman. Period.

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BeachDem  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:48:43pm

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m old enough to remember when EOs were Executive overreach…

Virginia Foxx smiling tells me all I need to know without playing the video. Sigh.

Wait, is that Virginia Foxx or a doppelganger?

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:49:09pm

re: #146 calochortus

Ha ha.

I dug up the tweet I posted Monday:

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:49:29pm
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BlackPearl  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:49:37pm

re: #145 klys (maker of Silmarils)

On the bright side as a Californian you have two female senators. As do I coming from Washington. The rest of the country needs to catch up.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:50:34pm

re: #149 wrenchwench

Yes, I remember that.

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:51:45pm

re: #127 GlutenFreeJesus

How sad is it that Pakistan elected a female leader before the US.

Pakistan (Bhutto) Turkey (Tansu Ciller) , Indonesia (Sukarnoputri), and Bangladesh (Khaledi Zia).
“But Muslim countries are backwards.”

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electrotek  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:54:00pm

re: #127 GlutenFreeJesus

How sad is it that Pakistan elected a female leader before the US.

Even though she was mostly responsible for the rise of the Taliban in 1995.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 26, 2017 • 2:58:08pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

Deficits don’t matter under Republican regimes when it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy and unnecessary wars.

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plansbandc  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:01:25pm

re: #16 Dr. Matt

I bet his friends double jackal dared him to do it.

I’ll see myself out…

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:02:09pm

Family friendly/some nudity
sunmeadow.org
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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:03:53pm

re: #155 Patricia Kayden

Deficits don’t matter under Republican regimes when it comes to tax cuts for the wealthy and unnecessary wars.

But, but the director of OMB says they’re trying to drive the savings toward the middle class. And Mnuchin says it will pay for itself. What could go wrong?

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:03:58pm

re: #128 Jenner7

Fascist. Doesn’t like a decision by a court — break it up just like what you’d expect in a dictatorship.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:04:59pm

re: #157 gocart mozart

Might need an NSFW tag on that.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:05:56pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course they did. Do you really think Republicans were going to suffer with you people at the hand of their own legislation?

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:08:30pm

re: #157 gocart mozart

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“Nudist resorts” still exist? Who knew? Pretty telling that wingnuts would consider this a scandal rather than a quaint throwback.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:08:55pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:09:20pm

re: #51 lawhawk

Van Hollen said the meeting was useless. Perhaps Democrats will not show up the next time Trump bellows.

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:10:33pm

re: #164 Patricia Kayden

Van Hollen said the meeting was useless. Perhaps Democrats will not show up the next time Trump bellows.

They have to. Otherwise we won’t find out what is actually said.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:13:06pm

Question re: HULU & watching the Handmaid’s Tale.

Wouldn’t it be wiser to wait for all the eps to be released before getting the free 30 day subscription so you could binge all of it at once?

Love,
Your local cheapskate

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:13:18pm

re: #164 Patricia Kayden

Van Hollen said the meeting was useless. Perhaps Democrats will not show up the next time Trump bellows.

trump wasn’t even there for 14 minutes; it was 14 minutes from he was seen leaving the WH until he was seen coming back to the WH.

my guess he was there just long enough for a photo op…and maybe that didn’t even happen.

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:15:20pm
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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:15:40pm

I wonder what it cost to charter buses to take the Senators over to the White House? I mean it must be all of a mile and a half. Couldn’t someone have cruised over to the Senate with the info? Could most of the Senators walked? It seems unnecessarily wasteful.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:17:29pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:20:23pm

re: #134 Anymouse

Aw, shit. Fingers crossed that he starts feeling better.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:21:58pm

Did Trump call all the Senators together as a demonstration to show he has control over them and he is in charge and he can toy with them at will?

Trying to think what he is up to…but with Trump we may never know. He may have had a plan for the meeting then like so much he has done so far, figured out it wasn’t going anywhere so he blew it off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:23:40pm

my cats are so predictably weird.

There’s a part of the house that has been closed off since they were born. The door to this until now secret place cracked open yesterday and they have both been all “omg…omg..OMG!!!!!!”

They are covered in cobwebs, so my guess is that I don’t have to worry about dusting that room…

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unproven innocence  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:23:52pm

re: #166 Stanley Sea

Question re: HULU & watching the Handmaid’s Tale.

Wouldn’t it be wiser to wait for all the eps to be released before getting the free 30 day subscription so you could binge all of it at once?

Love,
Your local cheapskate

Think I’ll wait for the DVDs to hit the bargain bin. Found some good stuff there occasionally, altho not so often these days. No one seems to know why. /

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:27:46pm

re: #157 gocart mozart

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This is the same outlet that reported the wild boar attack on ISIS:
Report: ISIS Militants Killed by Wild Boars in Northern Iraq
Three ISIS types bought the farm; or perhaps, in this case, the farm bought them.

Notice to wingnut militia: My Conspiracy Compound is guarded by whole herds of Soros-donated, genetically enhanced wild boars; and SOME OF THEM ARE GAY. I also have Fremen Rya-wolves and a feminist wiccan spell that will turn your Jack Daniels and Mountain Dew into mustard gas the second you cross the property line.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:27:59pm

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

Fascist. Doesn’t like a decision by a court — break it up just like what you’d expect in a dictatorship.

There’s been a lot of talk over the years of breaking up the 9th Circuit. The Ninth covers states that have about 62m people in it, and as a result it has 29 judges on the Court of appeal. For comparison’s sake, the next largest circuit by population is the 11th which has about 33m people (12 judges on the appellate court); and by number of judges it’s the 5th Circuit with 17 judges (and a population of 32.6m).

The problem with breaking up the Ninth Circuit is California. We have almost 40m people living here. Justice Scalia, probably 10 years ago, said that breaking up the Ninth Circuit only works if you divide California. But then you run into problems where different appellate courts are potentially hearing appeals in the same state, which could mean, even temporarily that federal law would be different depending on which county you are in within California. It’d also create a nightmare on potential venue issues, if (for example) LA is in one circuit and SF is in the other, the procedural shannigans would be a major pain in the ass in trying to determine where a case should be heard.

I suppose one answer would be to make one Circuit consisting of California and perhaps Hawaii and the Pacific territories, and put the rest of the states in a new 12th Circuit. Then there’s the question of how you go about reassigning the judges, but since they’ve done that in the past, I’m sure we could figure it out.

Oh, and lastly, breaking up the Ninth Circuit isn’t going to stop the courts from ruling against Trump. Mainly because, since Marbury vs. Madison, that’s been a central role of the Courts - ask the ghost of FDR.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:29:23pm

re: #175 Shiplord Kirel

This is the same outlet that reported the wild boar attack on ISIS:
Report: ISIS Militants Killed by Wild Boars in Northern Iraq
Three ISIS types bought the farm or perhaps, in this case, the farm bought them.

Notice to wingnut militia: My Conspiracy Compound is guarded by whole herds of Soros-donated, genetically enhanced wild boars; and SOME OF THEM ARE GAY. I also have Fremen Rya-wolves and a feminist wiccan spell that will turn your Jack Daniels and Mountain Dew into mustard gas the second you cross the property line.

They aren’t known as FREE BACON for nothing.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:31:19pm

re: #172 ObserverArt

Did Trump call all the Senators together as a demonstration to show he has control over them and he is in charge and he can toy with them at will?

That’s exactly it. A typical Alpha Douchebag move.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:31:29pm

re: #169 calochortus

I wonder what it cost to charter buses to take the Senators over to the White House? I mean it must be all of a mile and a half. Couldn’t someone have cruised over to the Senate with the info? Could most of the Senators walked? It seems unnecessarily wasteful.

28 Senators are over the age of 70, 65 are over the age of 60… that’s a long way to ask them to walk at that age. Plus, there’s the chance that they could meet some of their constituents along the way and get an earful… we definitely can’t have that.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:34:33pm

re: #169 calochortus

I wonder what it cost to charter buses to take the Senators over to the White House? I mean it must be all of a mile and a half. Couldn’t someone have cruised over to the Senate with the info? Could most of the Senators walked? It seems unnecessarily wasteful.

Just think how much easier it would have been for Man-Baby to go to them?

But no, he had to show how dominant and fucking Alpha he is, and how they’re at his beck and call.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:36:24pm

re: #181 makeitstop

Just think how much easier it would have been for Man-Baby to go to them?

But no, he had to show how dominant and fucking Alpha he is, and how they’re at his beck and call.

And they are fucking rolling over for him.
They are pathetic.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:37:17pm

re: #181 makeitstop

Just think how much easier it would have been for Man-Baby to go to them?

But no, he had to show how dominant and fucking Alpha he is, and how they’re at his beck and call.

Knowing Trump, he’d have demanded it be a joint session speech, so he could get tremendous, just tremendous ratings, like nothing you’ve ever seen, really. And why subject the rest of America to that, again.

ETA: color tag doesn’t seem to be working.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:37:47pm

re: #180 KGxvi

28 Senators are over the age of 70, 65 are over the age of 60… that’s a long way to ask them to walk at that age. Plus, there’s the chance that they could meet some of their constituents along the way and get an earful… we definitely can’t have that.

Hey, I’m nearly 64, have a knee replacement and tendonitis in the other knee and 1 1/2 miles is nothing. Mr. C. and I have lots of friends who are over 70 who can hike us into the ground… But yeah, I know. It would be easier to take the info to the Senate, but the Trumpster couldn’t have that.

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SteveMcG RN  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:38:59pm

re: #175 Shiplord Kirel

This is the same outlet that reported the wild boar attack on ISIS:
Report: ISIS Militants Killed by Wild Boars in Northern Iraq
Three ISIS types bought the farm; or perhaps, in this case, the farm bought them.

Notice to wingnut militia: My Conspiracy Compound is guarded by whole herds of Soros-donated, genetically enhanced wild boars; and SOME OF THEM ARE GAY. I also have Fremen Rya-wolves and a feminist wiccan spell that will turn your Jack Daniels and Mountain Dew into mustard gas the second you cross the property line.

But first we UGU

EDIT - really NSFW

Gilbert Gottfried - Death or Ugu

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:40:27pm

OMG! This is gorgeous, like a dream, a 1930s fantasy come to life.
Embraer Manhattan Executive Jet

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:41:24pm

re: #184 calochortus

Hey, I’m nearly 64, have a knee replacement and tendonitis in the other knee and 1 1/2 miles is nothing. Mr. C. and I have lots of friends who are over 70 who can hike us into the ground… But yeah, I know. It would be easier to take the info to the Senate, but the Trumpster couldn’t have that.

A tweet went by me this morning about a woman who won her age division in a Senior Olympics footrace because she was the only entrant. 100 years old.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:42:34pm

re: #186 Shiplord Kirel

OMG! This is gorgeous, like a dream, a 1930s fantasy come to life.
Embraer Manhattan Executive Jet

the exterior pin strip suit is a bit much, but I do love the art deco interior.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:42:43pm

re: #187 wrenchwench

A tweet went by me this morning about a woman who won her age division in a Senior Olympics footrace because she was the only entrant. 100 years old.

I figure if I keep running long enough I’ll eventually start winning my age division, dammit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:43:27pm

Senators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefing

(warning: autoplay video at the link)

Nearly every US senator attended an unusual all-hands meeting on North Korea at the White House Wednesday, though afterward few said any new information emerged about the increasingly tense US standoff with Pyongyang.
Nonetheless, members of both parties said they were reassured by the hour-long administration update, which President Donald Trump appeared at only briefly before handing the session off to his top national security aides.
“It was a sobering briefing, and an important opportunity for the entire Senate to hear the emerging plans of the Trump administration to confront what is a very real threat to our security,” said Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware.
Other lawmakers said they learned little during the session, which was held in a large auditorium in a building adjacent to the West Wing.
“It was an OK briefing,” said Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The varied responses came after some grumbling from lawmakers about the highly unusual nature of convening the session on White House grounds instead of on Capitol Hill. Administration officials said it was merely a logistical choice rather than an attempt to convey any particular message.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led Wednesday’s session.
Lawmakers traveled together in a fleet of buses from across town to attend the hour-long mid-afternoon briefing. Returning to Capitol Hill, none said they heard any new revelations from the administration officials.

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:44:43pm

re: #186 Shiplord Kirel

OMG! This is gorgeous, like a dream, a 1930s fantasy come to life.
Embraer Manhattan Executive Jet

So, I assume Trump is going to have the government buy one for each of his kids

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:45:35pm

BBL

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SteveMcG RN  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:45:41pm

re: #187 wrenchwench

I’m half her age and I can’t run. I ride my bike 11 miles to work on dry days, I get plenty of exercise, but I have no running gait. If I try to run across the street it looks like an unfolding lawn chair. If I try to run up stairs (something I used to do all the time), I actually go slower than if I just walked up normally.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:49:51pm

re: #175 Shiplord Kirel

Good pigs!! Porky would be proud.

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:50:56pm

re: #193 SteveMcG RN

I’m half her age and I can’t run. I ride my bike 11 miles to work on dry days, I get plenty of exercise, but I have no running gait. If I try to run across the street it looks like an unfolding lawn chair. If I try to run up stairs (something I used to do all the time), I actually go slower than if I just walked up normally.

I used to have an 11 mile commute that I did on my bike. It was enough to get me in shape for a 6 day, 500 mile tour. Couldn’t limit it to dry days, though, because it was western Washington state.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2017 • 3:53:11pm

re: #170 Stanley Sea

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We eat our own. Of course Obama is probably thinking “fuck you, I’m not running for office again. Its time for me to get mine after putting up with eight years of this shit.”

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:02:19pm

Lizards, see you in the A.M.

And as usual, May the Deity of your choice smile down on you and yours.
Sleep well.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:04:41pm

Is there any real info on this new health care bill?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:07:24pm

re: #198 Stanley Sea

Is there any real info on this new health care bill?

no

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:08:44pm

re: #198 Stanley Sea

Is there any real info on this new health care bill?

Odds are it won’t cover abortion.

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:08:53pm

re: #198 Stanley Sea

Is there any real info on this new health care bill?

It promises to fuck over 24 million Americans and is so toxic that the GOP exempted themselves from it.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:10:14pm

I’m ready for my talking points to call my RWNJ congressman’s office.

No points to find.

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whitebeach  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:11:11pm

re: #198 Stanley Sea

Is there any real info on this new health care bill?

It’s death panels all the way down.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:11:14pm

re: #201 darthstar

It promises to fuck over 24 million Americans and is so toxic that the GOP exempted themselves from it.

It should be a law in this country that any major reform being proposed by the legislature - tax reform, health care reform, etc. - should apply to the legislative members with immediate effect upon signature by the President. That way, they get to test it out before it becomes active for the rest of us, and tell us how well it works.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:12:29pm

The only new thing I could sleuth is they want to let the states decide about pre-existing conditions. Which should be an non-starter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:13:49pm

re: #205 Stanley Sea

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The only new thing I could sleuth is they want to let the states decide about pre-existing conditions. Which should be an non-starter.

And that pre-existing conditions don’t apply to Congress and congressional staff.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:13:56pm

re: #205 Stanley Sea

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The only new thing I could sleuth is they want to let the states decide about pre-existing conditions. Which should be an non-starter.

My understanding is that it’s the same as the last one except states now get to decide about pre-existing conditions if they allow high-risk pools and states can also make their own decisions about what constitutes essential health benefits.

You know, making it worse to bring the uber-conservatives on board.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:14:22pm

Vaporware

h/t lawhawk

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:14:50pm

re: #207 klys (maker of Silmarils)

My understanding is that it’s the same as the last one except states now get to decide about pre-existing conditions if they allow high-risk pools and states can also make their own decisions about what constitutes essential health benefits.

You know, making it worse to bring the uber-conservatives on board.

The nice thing is, the right-wing version of ZOMG PURITY PONIES still won’t be satisfied with it. Which gives it a shot at being defeated in like fashion to the previous attempt.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:15:14pm

On the tax reform front, a point I’ve seen raised on Twitter is the whole concept of “what about business expenses for individuals” with regards to this statement:

I mean, not that the whole mess isn’t a clusterfuck of awful anyway, but.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:16:13pm

re: #209 thedopefishlives

The nice thing is, the right-wing version of ZOMG PURITY PONIES still won’t be satisfied with it. Which gives it a shot at being defeated in like fashion to the previous attempt.

I think some of the notable uber-conservative nos from the last round have already signaled that they are ayes this time, which means getting to the moderates is even more important.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:16:32pm

re: #210 klys (maker of Silmarils)

On the tax reform front, a point I’ve seen raised on Twitter is the whole concept of “what about business expenses for individuals” with regards to this statement:

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I mean, not that the whole mess isn’t a clusterfuck of awful anyway, but.

Simplifying the tax code is a noble goal. However, doing so by fucking over the poor and middle class so that the rich can keep their tax dodges is not exactly what most people have in mind.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:17:24pm

re: #211 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Timothy Watson  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:18:10pm

re: #213 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Wittman a moderate?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(He’s my Congressman.)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:19:00pm

re: #214 Timothy Watson

Wittman a moderate?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(He’s my Congressman.)

You noted the quotes around “moderate,” I assume?

I think the names are based in part on R congresscritters in districts where Hillary carried the vote, but don’t quote me.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:19:48pm

re: #213 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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My dude isn’t on there. Like I said, typically RWNJ. Last trumpcare he was a no. I’ll call tomorrow to see where he’s at.

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:19:54pm

re: #210 klys (maker of Silmarils)

On the tax reform front, a point I’ve seen raised on Twitter is the whole concept of “what about business expenses for individuals” with regards to this statement:

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I mean, not that the whole mess isn’t a clusterfuck of awful anyway, but.

They’ll grow the black economy bigly! And 50 shades of gray economy!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:20:37pm

re: #216 Stanley Sea

My dude isn’t on there. Like I said, typically RWNJ. Last trumpcare he was a no. I’ll call tomorrow to see where he’s at.

It’s worth calling regardless. The more calls he gets, the more he might be willing to vote no again.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:22:22pm

re: #212 thedopefishlives

Simplifying the tax code is a noble goal. However, doing so by fucking over the poor and middle class so that the rich can keep their tax dodges is not exactly what most people have in mind.

Dope…most people do not count to the Republicans. They see it as take what we give you and be glad you worthless humans. Only job creators and long standing rich family money counts.

I just wished most people realized it and figured out they could change this is they weren’t so politically ignorant and willing to give it up.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:22:57pm

re: #215 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You noted the quotes around “moderate,” I assume?

I think the names are based in part on R congresscritters in districts where Hillary carried the vote, but don’t quote me.

Trump won the district 53.22%-40.97%. Wittman got 59.86%.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:23:17pm

re: #219 ObserverArt

You know I know this. The real trick is trying to convince the people who don’t.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:24:45pm

re: #220 Timothy Watson

My apologies for bringing in a clearly incorrect tweet then.

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whitebeach  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:28:12pm

re: #207 klys (maker of Silmarils)

My understanding is that it’s the same as the last one except states now get to decide about pre-existing conditions if they allow high-risk pools and states can also make their own decisions about what constitutes essential health benefits.

In most of the states where this will matter the primary disqualifying pre-existing condition will be excess epidermal melanin.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:28:31pm
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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:29:34pm

re: #213 klys (maker of Silmarils)

First time I’ve seen Rohrabacher referred to as a “moderate”.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:30:08pm

re: #208 Stanley Sea

I’m assuming someone pointed out to him that among those tax dollars are tax dollars from Puerto Rico… and that Puerto Ricans are, you know, American citizens.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:30:08pm

re: #212 thedopefishlives

Simplifying the tax code is a noble goal. However, doing so by fucking over the poor and middle class so that the rich can keep their tax dodges is not exactly what most people have in mind.

“Simplifying the tax code” by reducing the number of brackets is complete and utter bullshit. Nobody is that stupid that they can’t comprehend seven brackets. There are more brackets than that in March Madness and nobody complains about that!

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:31:10pm

re: #227 KGxvi

I’m assuming someone pointed out to him that among those tax dollars are tax dollars from Puerto Rico… and that Puerto Ricans are, you know, American citizens.

But they don’t even speak American!

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:31:12pm

re: #228 The Vicious Babushka

“Simplifying the tax code” by reducing the number of brackets is complete and utter bullshit. Nobody is that stupid that they can’t comprehend seven brackets. There are more brackets than that in March Madness and nobody complains about that!

I meant it in the context of reducing the number of deductions/credits/etc. It’d be easier if the taxes were less involved, but with a bigger gradient of rates (lower at the bottom end, higher at the top end), perhaps by adding additional tax brackets.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:33:38pm

Maybe the better thing to say is to just call your representative regardless, unless you know that there’s no possible chance in hell that they would vote yes on this clusterfuck of a bill.

Especially those of you with reps who have an R by their name.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:34:53pm

re: #228 The Vicious Babushka

“Simplifying the tax code” by reducing the number of brackets is complete and utter bullshit. Nobody is that stupid that they can’t comprehend seven brackets. There are more brackets than that in March Madness and nobody complains about that!

The real question with tax reform, that never gets addressed is what will someone’s effective tax rate going to be? I suspect there are going to be a lot of people under Trump’s planpowerpoint slide that are going to see their effective tax rate go up.

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wrenchwench  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:35:41pm

re: #231 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Maybe the better thing to say is to just call your representative regardless, unless you know that there’s no possible chance in hell that they would vote yes on this clusterfuck of a bill.

Especially those of you with reps who have an R by their name.

‘Regardless’ would be nicer than what I usually call him.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:35:44pm

re: #232 KGxvi

The real question with tax reform, that never gets addressed is what will someone’s effective tax rate going to be? I suspect there are going to be a lot of people under Trump’s planpowerpoint slide that are going to see their effective tax rate go up.

I haven’t run the numbers yet based on the brackets that lawhawk had in his comparison between HRC and Trump from on the campaign trail but I suspect we would be in that category.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:36:01pm

re: #231 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Maybe the better thing to say is to just call your representative regardless, unless you know that there’s no possible chance in hell that they would vote yes on this clusterfuck of a bill.

Especially those of you with reps who have an R by their name.

Mine is Erik Paulsen, who is probably the closest thing to a moderate on that list you posted. I guess I might have to summon the social energy to make a phone call.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:39:01pm

re: #231 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Maybe the better thing to say is to just call your representative regardless, unless you know that there’s no possible chance in hell that they would vote yes on this clusterfuck of a bill.

Especially those of you with reps who have an R by their name.

my congresscritter is Freedom Caucus…pretty much a waste of a call.
But I know where he lives, and I know his mom…so I have other avenues…

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:39:25pm

United Airlines kills VIP rabbit.

‘Much-loved’ giant rabbit found dead after United flight to O’Hare’

washingtonpost.com

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:40:08pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

my congresscritter is Freedom Caucus…pretty much a waste of a call.
But I know where he lives, and I know his mom…so I have other avenues…

That counts.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:40:29pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

my congresscritter is Freedom Caucus…pretty much a waste of a call.
But I know where he lives, and I know his mom…so I have other avenues…

Nothing, but nothing, beats a good mom-shaming. DOOOO EEEEET.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:42:26pm

re: #239 thedopefishlives

Nothing, but nothing, beats a good mom-shaming. DOOOO EEEEET.

I’ve known his mom for more than 25 years.

Oh yeah…no better weapon than a mom…

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:42:42pm

re: #237 Skip Intro

United Airlines kills VIP rabbit.

‘Much-loved’ giant rabbit found dead after United flight to O’Hare’

washingtonpost.com

They are really on a winning streak lately.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:44:04pm

re: #241 InfidelOfFreedom

Waiting for the headline - Oh No! Hare at O’Hare.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:44:49pm

re: #241 InfidelOfFreedom

They are really on a winning streak lately.

Winning as bigly as Donald J. Trump.

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:45:09pm

re: #241 InfidelOfFreedom

They are really on a winning streak lately.

I wonder if Mark Halperin could be persuaded to switch to United?

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:45:09pm
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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:45:48pm

re: #242 freetoken

Waiting for the headline - Oh No! Hare at O’Hare.

Ha! You know it’s coming.

My dad used to write headlines… I always knew which were his by the corniness of the pun.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:50:04pm

re: #243 thedopefishlives

Winning as bigly as Donald J. Trump.

I’m already wondering if his animal murder-enthusiast sons are involved somehow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:51:15pm
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Timothy Watson  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:52:40pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They’re good dogs, Seth?

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:53:14pm

re: #249 Timothy Watson

They’re good dogs, Seth?

All dogs are good dogs.

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Donkey With No Name  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:54:00pm

re: #114 wrenchwench

I’m starting to think Obama got the nomination in 2008 because even the racists thought anyone was better than a woman president.

Ahem. ‘Real Americans, White Americans’.

I didn’t not vote for her because she was a woman, I didn’t vote for her because she was running the Bernie campaign eight years earlier.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:55:15pm
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jaunte  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:57:35pm

Putin is probably thinking about it.

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:58:07pm
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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 4:58:49pm

re: #253 jaunte

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Putin is probably thinking about it.

And no one actually covered the facts of trade agreements during the campaign, they just let Bernie and Trump set the narrative and reported people’s “feelings” about them.

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Le Coquí Résistance  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:00:14pm

re: #229 InfidelOfFreedom

But they don’t even speak American!

They speak Mexican and very bad American!!!!111

// Give me a minute while I wash my mouth …

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:02:02pm

heh

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:02:39pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:04:40pm

re: #257 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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All hat, no cattle.

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jaunte  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:05:23pm

“…The Daily Star story was cribbed from Pravda, a Russian publication that served as the government’s propaganda vehicle.
…….

The sensational story then bounced around a number of disreputable web sites [Gateway Pundit] that picked up and further spread the false information.”

Useful idiots.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:05:47pm

re: #257 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #259 thedopefishlives

As my late mom would say, “All show and no go.”

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mmmirele  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:06:23pm

The IRS and Postal Service investigators raided Benny Hinn’s Grapevine, Texas, offices today. Here’s an article, with auto-start video (sorry but it’s the best story of the bunch).

nbcdfw.com

I’m actually shocked. I would have thought the Trump administration would put the kibosh on this.

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:10:43pm

re: #262 mmmirele

Give them time. They will.

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majii  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:11:18pm

re: #123 klys (maker of Silmarils)

“My feeling, as a woman, is that this is ALWAYS the excuse and it’s a lie people tell themselves to disguise the prejudices they don’t want to deal with.”

What pisses me off the most about those who think women can’t/shouldn’t lead in politics is the fact that without them, they wouldn’t be around to say stupid sh*t about this matter. What a way to show a lack of respect for someone who fed your butt, changed your stinky, runny diapers, taught you how to function in society, made many sacrifices so you could have certain things she may not have had, etc. Being a mom and rearing a child to be a decent, productive adult is no small feat, and anyone who belittles us earns my well-deserved ire. My point is that if we’re important enough to give birth to them and rear them to the point where they can function in society by themselves, we’re worthy of their utmost respect. If my grandmother were still alive, she’d say these persons are “acting like they were raised in the woods and suckled by bears.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:11:58pm

re: #258 gocart mozart

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Ann Coulter: Kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity and Jews need to be perfected and the lady who wants Nuremberg style laws for citizenship.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:12:18pm

Not only is Spurs’ head coach Greg Popovich a very vocal critic of the pumpkin Pinochet, he’s also one hell of a tipper.
washingtonpost.com

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:13:45pm

re: #257 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Down here in Texas, we have a saying for those like Trump. “All hat, no cattle.”

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BeachDem  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:13:53pm

re: #208 Stanley Sea

Vaporware

h/t lawhawk

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Why do insurance companies need to be bailed out of Puerto Rico?
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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:15:29pm

re: #266 Ace Rothstein

Not only is Spurs’ head coach Greg Popovich a very vocal critic of the pumpkin Pinochet, he’s also one hell of a tipper.
washingtonpost.com

Easily my favorite coach of a team I don’t actively root for. The best coach in pro sports the past quarter century.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:15:32pm

re: #266 Ace Rothstein

Not only is Spurs’ head coach Greg Popovich a very vocal critic of the pumpkin Pinochet, he’s also one hell of a tipper.
washingtonpost.com

Great story! He’s one of the reasons I started rooting for them when I moved to Texas.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:16:33pm

re: #270 InfidelOfFreedom

Great story! He’s one of the reasons I started rooting for them when I moved to Texas.

He is such a great coach. His players are never selfish.

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BeachDem  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:18:18pm

re: #213 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Where do those two famous MINOs, McCain and Graham stand on this new bill?

Edited to add—I know they’re senators, but that usually doesn’t stop them from running their mouths on teevee about this, that and the other.

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mmmirele  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:18:43pm

The Supreme Court heard a case today involving revoking a woman’s naturalization because she lied about her husband being in a Bosnian Serb military unit. She was denaturalized and she and her husband were deported. The Justice Department’s argument was that any lie, no matter how trivial, was grounds for deportation.

mobile.nytimes.com

This is up there with those Trumpistas who want to make so-called “anchor babies” (aka BORN CITIZENS OF THE USA) into stateless persons by revoking their citizenship.

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:18:56pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:19:35pm

re: #272 BeachDem

Where do those two famous MINOs, McCain and Graham stand on this new bill?

Probably making noises about how since it’s a bill in the House at this point, they have no position. Like the courageous politicians they are.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:19:42pm

re: #269 HappyWarrior

Easily my favorite coach of a team I don’t actively root for. The best coach in pro sports the past quarter century.

I’ve been a Rockets fan my whole life, but I have a ton of respect for the Spurs organization.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:19:55pm

re: #252 InfidelOfFreedom

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I guffawed.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:20:05pm

re: #267 Ace Rothstein

In Chicago, we call people like him “asshole”.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:20:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:20:58pm

re: #276 Ace Rothstein

I’ve been a Rockets fan my whole life, but I have a ton of respect for the Spurs organization.

I casually follow the Wizards but I’m with you there. Such a respectable organization. They just win and develop talent.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:22:04pm

re: #279 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Holy patronizing shit, Batman.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:23:37pm
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InfidelOfFreedom  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:24:51pm

re: #279 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Because men should never be expected to respect women. After all it worked for our so-called president.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2017 • 5:26:20pm

wre: #279 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2017 • 7:41:11pm

re: #237 Skip Intro

United Airlines kills VIP rabbit.

‘Much-loved’ giant rabbit found dead after United flight to O’Hare’

washingtonpost.com

He should have agreed to be bumped!

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wheat-dogg  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:45:05pm

re: #262 mmmirele

The IRS and Postal Service investigators raided Benny Hinn’s Grapevine, Texas, offices today. Here’s an article, with auto-start video (sorry but it’s the best story of the bunch).

nbcdfw.com

I’m actually shocked. I would have thought the Trump administration would put the kibosh on this.

You might be able to skate away from criminal or civil charges, but the IRS *will* nail your ass for tax evasion, eventually. Remember how Al Capone got nabbed?


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