The Bob Cesca Show: Brave Sir Donald Ran Away

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

Brave Sir Donald Ran Away: Radio god Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment joins us for the hour; The Wheel of Dictators; Trump loves autocrats and despots; North Korea is empowered by Trump’s loose language; Trump says Andrew Jackson opposed the Civil War; Trump runs away from John Dickerson interview; Making Smartness Ballsy Again; Pandering to Trump voters; Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats win big; Trumpcare is about to die again; and more.

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424 comments

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Joe Bacon  May 2, 2017 • 8:42:48pm

Love That Bob!

Oh, I died laughing at the Brave Sir Donald clip!!!!!

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scottslemmons  May 2, 2017 • 8:56:33pm

Considering the way the wingnuts are freaking out about Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue, is this a pretty good indication that they — and hopefully legislators — are hearing pushback about not passing Trumpcare? And if so, does this mean we should maybe be calling representatives who’d previously said they wanted to pass it, to see if even they are considering switching back to a No vote?

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retired cynic  May 2, 2017 • 8:59:31pm

re: #2 scottslemmons

I don’t know why not. Mine isn’t on any list, but I keep pounding on his door.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 2, 2017 • 9:00:46pm

re: #2 scottslemmons

Considering the way the wingnuts are freaking out about Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue, is this a pretty good indication that they — and hopefully legislators — are hearing pushback about not passing Trumpcare? And if so, does this mean we should maybe be calling representatives who’d previously said they wanted to pass it, to see if even they are considering switching back to a No vote?

YES! When these Republicans start fearing for their jobs, they just might change their minds.

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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 9:02:46pm

Dave Weigel has a righteous take about media criticism of Hillary Clinton.

…the firmly established narrative of Clinton and Trump is that she couldn’t connect to rural voters, whereas he was a “blue-collar billionaire” who made surprising emotional connections. Trump may be the first president whose plunge to 40 percent approval was marked by stories about the voters who still loved him. And Clinton may be the only politician who can talk about the need for rural broadband — at this point, an almost banal priority of rural politicians — and be accused of snobbery.

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JordanRules  May 2, 2017 • 9:03:25pm

These spinning fuckers know they are complicit.

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wheat-dogg  May 2, 2017 • 9:04:29pm

re: #2 scottslemmons

Considering the way the wingnuts are freaking out about Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue, is this a pretty good indication that they — and hopefully legislators — are hearing pushback about not passing Trumpcare? And if so, does this mean we should maybe be calling representatives who’d previously said they wanted to pass it, to see if even they are considering switching back to a No vote?

Kimmel made a good point. The USA is still the world’s leading economic and political power; it’s criminal that its citizens have to worry they might not have enough money to save a loved one from dying in hospital. The ACA, as flawed as it is, opened people’s eyes to the benefits of guaranteed health coverage — less worry, less costs, more security, a better future. Taking it away now would be akin to taking away Social Security — a politically unwise (and impossible) move.

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JordanRules  May 2, 2017 • 9:06:14pm
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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 9:10:21pm

Hmm. I’m starting to believe that this Twitter “like” was the real deal. Maybe not, but it was only her *second* “like” ever on her official Twitter account since she joined over seven years ago.

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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 9:11:53pm

Has a president of the United States ever gone through a divorce while in office?

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retired cynic  May 2, 2017 • 9:15:16pm

re: #10 teleskiguy

Has a president of the United States ever gone through a divorce while in office?

Not sure, but if it made him look sympathetic, I’m against it!

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Hecuba's daughter  May 2, 2017 • 9:20:21pm

re: #7 wheat-dogg

The ACA, as flawed as it is, opened people’s eyes to the benefits of guaranteed health coverage — less worry, less costs, more security, a better future. Taking it away now would be akin to taking away Social Security — a politically unwise (and impossible) move.

Too many Republicans do not as yet believe that and may still destroy the ACA. We need to keep pressure on them and force them to reach that conclusion. None of the great social programs that went into effect over the past century was passed by Republican legislators, except for the Medicare Part D, and that was an addition to the existing Medicare program. Republicans are not in favor of implementing programs whose main beneficiaries are the poor and lower middle class.

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Joe Bacon  May 2, 2017 • 9:21:21pm

re: #8 JordanRules

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Oh, if Comey got his hands on the Pee Pee Tape…

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Joe Bacon  May 2, 2017 • 9:23:09pm

re: #10 teleskiguy

Has a president of the United States ever gone through a divorce while in office?

None of them have gone through a divorce proceeding when they were in office, However Trump may break that record, too!

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JordanRules  May 2, 2017 • 9:23:38pm

re: #13 Joe Bacon

His Nazi cult might start releasing their own tapes in solidarity.

…and now I can’t stop shuddering.

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electrotek  May 2, 2017 • 9:24:11pm
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Stanley Sea  May 2, 2017 • 9:26:36pm

Trump just tweeted about Clinton.

Clinton earlier: “Better that than interfering in foreign affairs, if he wants to tweet about me…”

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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 9:26:49pm

re: #14 Joe Bacon

None of them have gone through a divorce proceeding when they were in office, However Trump may break that record, too!

That’s what I thought. Only one bachelor too*, in 227 years.

*James Buchanan (D - Pennsylvania) 1857-1861

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Joe Bacon  May 2, 2017 • 9:27:43pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

That’s what I thought. Only one bachelor too*, in 227 years.

*James Buchanan (D - Pennsylvania) 1857-1861

Cleveland was a bachelor as well. He married his legal ward after he was elected.

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JordanRules  May 2, 2017 • 9:28:07pm

re: #17 Stanley Sea

Yep. She told everyone how easy he was to bait.

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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 9:28:53pm

re: #19 Joe Bacon

Cleveland was a bachelor as well. He married his legal ward after he was elected.

Ah! You are correct! He did end up getting married though, unlike Buchanan.

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Joe Bacon  May 2, 2017 • 9:29:50pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

Ah! You are correct! He did end up getting married though, unlike Buchanan.

Oh there were all those gay rumors about Buchanan, Lincoln and Arthur…

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Wile E. Coyote's mom  May 2, 2017 • 9:30:25pm

Don’t know if you saw this but the police officer who shot a man in the back and tried to cover it up just pleaded guilty in the federal civil rights case. Make sure you read the quote from his lawyer. (Made me want to punch him in the face.)

It was a sweet plea deal for him. They drop 2 other charges and he doesn’t have to be retried by the state for murder, since the last time it ended in a mistrial. While the max sentence is life plus fines, there is no minimum. How much do you want to bet he gets off with a wrist slapping?

m.mic.com

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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 9:31:24pm

re: #22 Joe Bacon

Oh there were all those gay rumors about Buchanan, Lincoln and Arthur…

The Victorian Era. All that sexuality bubbling up!

Great novels, great music, came out of the late 19th century. But we Lizards all know that!

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Joe Bacon  May 2, 2017 • 9:33:18pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

The Victorian Era. All that sexuality bubbling up!

Great novels, great music, came out of the late 19th century. But we Lizards all know that!

Arthur was dying of Bright’s disease (Kidney Failure) while he was President.

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Stanley Sea  May 2, 2017 • 9:34:57pm

re: #23 Wile E. Coyote’s mom

Don’t know if you saw this but the police officer who shot a man in the back and tried to cover it up just pleaded guilty in the federal civil rights case. Make sure you read the quote from his lawyer. (Made me want to punch him in the face.)

It was a sweet plea deal for him. They drop 2 other charges and he doesn’t have to be retried by the state for murder, since the last time it ended in a mistrial. While the max sentence is life plus fines, there is no minimum. How much do you want to bet he gets off with a wrist slapping?

m.mic.com

Yup. No justice for Walter Scott.

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JordanRules  May 2, 2017 • 9:35:46pm

re: #23 Wile E. Coyote’s mom

Also of note, this is Obama’s DOJ that stepped in when state jury couldn’t get the job done. We won’t see federal redress any longer.

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Wile E. Coyote's mom  May 2, 2017 • 9:41:11pm

re: #27 JordanRules

They had a bs quote from Sessions saying he will still punish cops who are wrong. Yeah right

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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 9:46:05pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

Affordable rural broadband is a real problem (as I have noted). In my village board meeting tonight, it was announced that a couple contracting companies that provide other services have dropped us, because we are too isolated and they can’t make money.

No corporation is going to extend broadband services here. It figures the press would spin Hillary Clinton’s (and my) concerns about this into “elitism” and “she can’t connect with rural voters.” Gaaa.

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goddamnedfrank  May 2, 2017 • 9:46:36pm

Trump accusing Comey of unprofessional conduct should go over well.

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JordanRules  May 2, 2017 • 9:49:38pm
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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 9:51:20pm

re: #31 JordanRules

We will never be free of magic balance fairyism and Clinton Derangement Syndrome, will we?

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goddamnedfrank  May 2, 2017 • 9:54:24pm

She has now deleted it. Probably liked it by accident but LOLOLOL.

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JordanRules  May 2, 2017 • 9:58:36pm

re: #32 Anymouse

Seems not. It’s infuriating. They are so guilty and deep down they know it.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 2, 2017 • 10:00:44pm

re: #28 Wile E. Coyote’s mom

They had a bs quote from Sessions saying he will still punish cops who are wrong. Yeah right

Only if they harm a wealthy white conservative.

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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 10:02:22pm

I am really getting tired of wrestling with the VA over my medications. It started last year when I was going to Canada for the summer.

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Wile E. Coyote's mom  May 2, 2017 • 10:03:35pm

re: #29 Anymouse

Where I live, there is very few broadband connections and they cost a lot
for poor service. When my wifi kept going out for weeks at a time, I finally cancelled it and still had to pay for the rest of the month. Now I have my phone and nothing else that can connect. (One reason why my comments are short). Living in a rural area means being out of the loop.

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Joe Bacon  May 2, 2017 • 10:10:05pm

Wow! No home should be without their very own…TRUMP DUMP!

theindychannel.com

Chuck C Johnson’s Wet Dream Come True!
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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 10:14:10pm

re: #37 Wile E. Coyote’s mom

Where I live, there is very few broadband connections and they cost a lot
for poor service. When my wifi kept going out for weeks at a time, I finally cancelled it and still had to pay for the rest of the month. Now I have my phone and nothing else that can connect. (One reason why my comments are short). Living in a rural area means being out of the loop.

In the town in which I live, the only service is ADSL via Century Link landline service. The only places in town with Internet service are the village clerk’s office (paid for by the village government), and my house. Internet service costs 5% of my total disability income. For others in my village, it is simply too expensive. Satellite service is less reliable and more expensive. A few wealthy ranchers out in the county use it, but mostly there is no Internet service outside of the major cities (Scottsbluff, Alliance, Kimball).

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Wile E. Coyote's mom  May 2, 2017 • 10:32:25pm

Don’t know if anyone is NA but here’s a scholarship for a MFA.

powwows.com

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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 10:39:54pm

Nice to know conservatives support the US Constitution.

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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 10:42:18pm

Programming note: I need 340 more upvotes to break 47,000 karma.

Now all I need to do is come up with enough pithy or informative comments to earn that… .

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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 10:43:55pm
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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 10:53:34pm
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Anymouse  May 2, 2017 • 10:59:48pm
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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 11:09:09pm

Trump just tweeted about Clinton.

Clinton earlier: “Better that than interfering in foreign affairs, if he wants to tweet about me…”

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Wile E. Coyote's mom  May 2, 2017 • 11:15:08pm

Night

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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 11:15:54pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

She has now deleted it. Probably liked it by accident but LOLOLOL.

I don’t think so. We’ll call it a Twitter Freudian slip.

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teleskiguy  May 2, 2017 • 11:20:02pm

re: #47 Wile E. Coyote’s mom

Night

You sure do live up to your name, Quiet Storm.

Nothing wrong with that. Glad you can find some good stuff in this corner of the Internet.

Cheers! And nighty nite!

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teleskiguy  May 3, 2017 • 12:03:47am

An educator. Don’t hold your breath if you expect Fuckface Von Clownstick to address this in any way, shape, or form.

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freetoken  May 3, 2017 • 12:16:53am

Gaia’s kittens becoming quite the handful:

Gaia’s Kittens - Fosters for Purrfect Pals

The younger mother Harlequin, whose video’s I’ve not posted here as much, is doing fine, but intense action at the milkbar:

Rescued Momma Kitty Harlequin & her six kittens LIVE

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freetoken  May 3, 2017 • 12:20:32am

Moar kittens: the other feral, Corsica, is doing fine too:

Evolene & Corsica - Pregnant Ferals - Join the #KittenWatch

Her stablemate Evolene, though, lost all her kittens. She was just in too poor of health.

Sad that humans don’t take care of their pets… these female cats are put out there without being spayed. Glad that some people are kind enough to take them in and make sure the kittens find their way to a good home.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 1:29:08am

re: #29 Anymouse

Affordable rural broadband is a real problem (as I have noted). In my village board meeting tonight, it was announced that a couple contracting companies that provide other services have dropped us, because we are too isolated and they can’t make money.

No corporation is going to extend broadband services here. It figures the press would spin Hillary Clinton’s (and my) concerns about this into “elitism” and “she can’t connect with rural voters.” Gaaa.

Just clinging to their guns, Bibles and phone modems…

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wheat-dogg  May 3, 2017 • 2:28:18am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just clinging to their guns, Bibles and phone modems…

When I was a teacher in the States, our school had a tough time getting affordable health insurance plans, because it was small — 25 employees tops. Only Humana even bothered to bid. When the school joined a consortium of other local private schools, the insurers got only slightly more interested, because the pool was still very small — maybe 200 potential clients.

Telecom companies have the same business model. Though they are essentially providing a public service, their main mission is to make as much money with as little expense as possible. The ACA forced the insurance companies to offer plans to everyone, even people working in small businesses. It would take a similar law to force telecoms to provide broadband service to underserved communities. (Perhaps a better analogy would be the TVA, though.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 2:36:31am

re: #54 wheat-dogg

Or the postal service. We need to see that high speed Internet is a vital public service and it is in our overall interest to help provide it for everyone.

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William Lewis  May 3, 2017 • 2:46:21am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or the postal service. We need to see that high speed Internet is a vital public service and it is in our overall interest to help provide it for everyone.

Hmmm perhaps, since email is eating their lunch, giving the USPO control over a national broadband infrastructure would an appropriate way to modernize their services?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 2:52:12am

re: #56 William Lewis

Hmmm perhaps, since email is eating their lunch, giving the USPO control over a national broadband infrastructure would an appropriate way to modernize their services?

pipe dreams. we elected a President and Congress who would privatize everything in sight and sell it off to the highest bidder (and biggest campaign donor)

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wheat-dogg  May 3, 2017 • 3:07:06am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or the postal service. We need to see that high speed Internet is a vital public service and it is in our overall interest to help provide it for everyone.

Though China heavily censors and monitors its Internet services, anyone with a cellphone plan can access the ‘Net with at least 3G service. Getting landline service is more difficult in rural areas, but just about every small town has an Internet cafe (网吧 - wangba “net bar”) so anyone with a little cash can surf to his or her heart’s content.

Some cities now have 5G mobile service rolling out. And wifi is now very common in cafes and restaurants.

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Weaselone  May 3, 2017 • 3:19:58am

re: #56 William Lewis

Hmmm perhaps, since email is eating their lunch, giving the USPO control over a national broadband infrastructure would an appropriate way to modernize their services?

I’ve suggested this for years.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 3:28:49am

Our President is an excellent reason for why we should continue to support PUBLIC Education. Every time he speaks it’s another example of private funds gone wrong.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 3:34:05am

re: #60 Birth Control Works

Our President is an excellent reason for why we should continue to support PUBLIC Education. Every time he speaks it’s another example of private funds gone wrong.

But he has named as Secretary of Education someone who is intent on voucherizing and privatizing education in America to the greatest possible extent.

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William Lewis  May 3, 2017 • 3:48:15am

re: #61 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But he has named as Secretary of Education someone who is intent on voucherizing and privatizing education in America to the greatest possible extent.

Then run for your local school board as that is the best place to fight against her and her antiamerican vouchers.

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freetoken  May 3, 2017 • 3:56:34am

The original original, supposedly:

THE ORIGINAL MATCH GAME PILOT 1962

Brought to you by BromoQuinine, which allegedly has been sold since 1889.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 3:59:17am

re: #62 William Lewis

Then run for your local school board as that is the best place to fight against her and her antiamerican vouchers.

When the Fundamentalist Right recovered from being burned by Ronald Reagan, who used them to get elected and then cast them aside as soon as Nancy’s personal astrologer told them it was time to do so, they started insinuating their people into all levels of public life, including politics, the military and public administration.

School boards were a key target, as they shape the course of education and indoctrination.

They now have two major advocates in power, one as Secretary of Education and the other as Vice President.

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weave  May 3, 2017 • 4:00:09am

Redstate: Could Trump’s Religious Liberties Order Be A Godsend For Christian Business Owners?

A new report says Vice President Mike Pence has been leaning on President Trump to make good on some promises to his Evangelical base, and to sign a new order on religious liberties.

Christ if they try that bullshit they need to also pass a transparency law that says shop owners must put a sign on their shops indicating which groups they refuse to do business with. I should have a right to know so I can refuse to do business with them and anyone in the affected group should have the right to know so they can choose to do business elsewhere as well before being humiliated by being refused business, or as the writer of the Redstate article says….

No, going to a different baker or florist would be out of the question.

Remind you of anything?

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weave  May 3, 2017 • 4:05:24am

re: #63 freetoken

The original original, supposedly:

Wow… so blatant during the intros. Asked of the men “What do you do for a living?” To the females. “Where is your home?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 4:12:44am

re: #66 weave

Wow… so blatant during the intros. Asked of the men “What do you do for a living?” To the females. “Where is your home?”

that is one of the reasons I really liked “Mad Men”. It started in the same year that I did (1959) and really showed how America’s attitudes towards women and work radically changed over the course of a decade.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 4:30:21am

So, after watching the first 3 episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu I binged watched half the first season of “Underground” and now I’m having freaking nightmares.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 4:43:58am

Are we all feeling sorry for poor Ivanka yet?

“I worked and I was with my family; I didn’t do much else. Honestly, I wasn’t treating myself to a massage or making much time for self-care. I wish I could have awoken early to meditate for twenty minutes …”

“I realized that it might be helpful in changing the narrative - even in a small way - to, for example, debunk the superwoman myth by posting a photo that my husband candidly snapped of me digging in the garden with the kids in our backyard, my hair in a messy ponytail, dirt on my cheek.

More projectile-vomit inducing here.

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Barefoot Grin  May 3, 2017 • 4:51:42am

re: #69 The Vicious Babushka

Are we all feeling sorry for poor Ivanka yet?

More projectile-vomit inducing here.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 5:10:02am
a photo that my husband candidly snapped of me digging in the garden with the kids in our backyard, my hair in a messy ponytail, dirt on my cheek.”

Who thinks that people who dig in their gardens get dirt on their cheeks? I mean unless they are eating the dirt or taking a dump.

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steve_davis  May 3, 2017 • 5:15:38am

re: #66 weave

Wow… so blatant during the intros. Asked of the men “What do you do for a living?” To the females. “Where is your home?”

yeah, i was about to post something snarky about that.

“Hillary, do you hope to marry someone rich, or someone famous, when you grow up?”
“I wanna grow up to be president!”
“Oh, ha ha ha!! No chance of that. Even when you are the most qualified, some rich, dumb asshole from New York will beat you out because large segments of the population think you basically boil down to a baby factory with legs.”

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wheat-dogg  May 3, 2017 • 5:16:18am

re: #68 The Vicious Babushka

So, after watching the first 3 episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu I binged watched half the first season of “Underground” and now I’m having freaking nightmares.

I watched just the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale so far. I’ve got to work up the courage to see the next one. It’s disturbingly too close to reality.

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Bubblehead II  May 3, 2017 • 5:19:06am

Morning Lizards.

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Decatur Deb  May 3, 2017 • 5:23:47am

re: #70 Barefoot Grin

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The Green Acres remake is OK, but I really liked Eva in the original.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 5:29:41am

re: #75 Decatur Deb

The Green Acres remake is OK, but I really liked Eva in the original.

I just thought of Green Acres Melanie: “New York is where I’d rather stay…I just adore a penthouse view!”

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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 5:34:04am

Even when I was a Republican, I knew this guy was a toolbag:

Bryce Reeves, one of three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, has released a TV ad that depicts two cowled and head-scarved “terrorists” who frighten a suburban mother and her two children.

The ad, titled “Safety,” portrays terrorists, wearing camouflage jackets and carrying black bags, dashing to a vehicle as the mother — in a driveway across the street — drops a bag of groceries and then comforts the children.

“This is the America Obama left behind,” Reeves, a state senator from Spotsylvania, says in a voice-over.

“Terrorists living here. FBI investigating ISIS nationwide. Frightening families.”

richmond.com

This guy is running for Lieutenant Governor. What was does the Lieutenant Governor do? Runs day-to-day operations of the State Senate when in session, cast tie-breaking votes, replaces the Governor if he dies.

What the fucking fuck does that have to do with ISIS?

And, for a change of pace, check out the story’s comments. As if right now, they’re actually pretty good.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 5:34:46am
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Joe Bacon  May 3, 2017 • 5:37:37am

re: #50 teleskiguy

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An educator. Don’t hold your breath if you expect Fuckface Von Clownstick to address this in any way, shape, or form.

Yeah but if this guy was a Pulpit Pimpin’ Preacher, Orange Foolius would be Tweeting at Warp Speed!

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 3, 2017 • 5:37:56am

Today is Machiavelli’s Birthday.
“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” -Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (3 May 1469-1527)

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Joe Bacon  May 3, 2017 • 5:40:22am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or the postal service. We need to see that high speed Internet is a vital public service and it is in our overall interest to help provide it for everyone.

Reminds me of my French friends telling me about their Minitel run by their postal service. If the USPS had been allowed to do that they would be making a mint right now and they wouldn’t have to worry about paying those pension contributions.

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Joe Bacon  May 3, 2017 • 5:42:05am

re: #63 freetoken

The original original, supposedly:

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, which allegedly has been sold since 1889.

And a Poloroid camera…

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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 5:42:38am

re: #80 I Would Prefer Not To

Today is Machiavelli’s Birthday.
“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” -Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (3 May 1469-1527)

The number of jokes I could make about Rodrigo Borgia and Trump…

(Machiavelli talks about the Borgia family in The Prince.)

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wheat-dogg  May 3, 2017 • 5:43:26am

re: #81 Joe Bacon

Reminds me of my French friends telling me about their Minitel run by their postal service. If the USPS had been allowed to do that they would be making a mint right now and they wouldn’t have to worry about paying those pension contributions.

Wow! I’d forgotten about Minitel. When I was teaching in the States, the French teacher asked for my technical expertise to set up a Minitel account for her classes. That was when we had ADSL through Bell South in exactly one room in the school. Eons ago, it seems.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 5:43:33am
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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 5:44:03am

re: #77 Timothy Watson

This is the actual ad and not some SNL/The Onion/Borowitz parody:

Safety | Reeves for Lt. Governor

I would love to know what Sheriff’s Office gave him one of their vehicles to use in an ad…

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Decatur Deb  May 3, 2017 • 5:45:00am

re: #83 Timothy Watson

The number of jokes I could make about Rodrigo Borgia and Trump…

(Machiavelli talks about the Borgia family in The Prince.)

Hands off Lucrezia. The Padrone’s kids aren’t fair game.

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Joe Bacon  May 3, 2017 • 5:45:51am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When the Fundamentalist Right recovered from being burned by Ronald Reagan, who used them to get elected and then cast them aside as soon as Nancy’s personal astrologer told them it was time to do so, they started insinuating their people into all levels of public life, including politics, the military and public administration.

School boards were a key target, as they shape the course of education and indoctrination.

They now have two major advocates in power, one as Secretary of Education and the other as Vice President.

Actually they started to pack the school boards right after Roe v. Wade. I remember how the Catholic churches back home went insane the Sunday after that decision was released. In our 1973 School Board election back home, several Catholic priests and a Southern Baptist preacher ran for school board seats to put Jay-Zuss back in the school and one of the priests got elected. He just went out of his way to disrupt the school board meetings with his insane rants…

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Joe Bacon  May 3, 2017 • 5:47:27am

re: #70 Barefoot Grin

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Nope.

Little Evita can go CENSORED herself.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 5:48:50am

re: #86 Timothy Watson

This is the actual ad and not some SNL/The Onion/Borowitz parody:

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Video

I would love to know what Sheriff’s Office gave him one of their vehicles to use in an ad…

Well, being here in “NO GO ZONE” Dearborn, MI every day, the closest thing that we had to that scene was when some white guys decided to open-carry in the Ford Road Walmart and terrorize Muslim shoppers.

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Decatur Deb  May 3, 2017 • 5:49:55am

re: #89 Joe Bacon

Nope.

Little Evita can go CENSORED herself.

“I’m still called an admiral, though I gave up the sea long ago.”

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Joe Bacon  May 3, 2017 • 5:52:06am

re: #71 The Vicious Babushka

Who thinks that people who dig in their gardens get dirt on their cheeks? I mean unless they are eating the dirt or taking a dump.

Yes and I still remember all those Born again RepubliKKKlan KKKristians trashing Michelle Obama for tending to her White House garden.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 5:53:06am

Today’s GOP

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 5:56:05am

re: #65 weave

The misnamed religious freedom act is designed to enable discrimination and enables bigotry.

It’s the same fucking arguments made to support Jim Crow, segregation, anti-miscegenation laws, etc.

Religious freedom doesn’t extend to the government sanctioning bigotry and discrimination. Yet, that’s exactly what Trump and his cabal of cronies, let by Pence, want to do.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 5:56:38am

re: #88 Joe Bacon

Actually they started to pack the school boards right after Roe v. Wade. I remember how the Catholic churches back home went insane the Sunday after that decision was released. In our 1973 School Board election back home, several Catholic priests and a Southern Baptist preacher ran for school board seats to put Jay-Zuss back in the school and one of the priests got elected. He just went out of his way to disrupt the school board meetings with his insane rants…

I recall our priest calling for the excommunication of a Roman Catholic SCOTUS judge who voted in favor of Roe v Wade

And the Protestant Fundamentalists did not really jump on the anti-abortion bandwagon right away.

They certainly though that they had found a candidate who would put God back into America’s schools, laws and public spaces with Ronald Reagan, and were bitterly disappointed.

But ow their long game is about to come to fruition: Trump impeached for High Crimes and Misdemeanors and Pence/Ryan running the country with a GOP majority.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 5:58:43am

MAGA

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Decatur Deb  May 3, 2017 • 6:01:03am

re: #95 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…snip
And the Protestant Fundamentalists did not really jump on the anti-abortion bandwagon right away.

By the mid-80s, they were at a deliberately coordinated rush for the school boards. One explicitly (and mistakenly) described to us the local effort to take over, using the imported “phonics” campaign as a wedge.

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jeffreyw  May 3, 2017 • 6:03:16am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 6:04:53am

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 6:05:25am

re: #93 Dr. Matt

The GOP can’t address substantive criticism of their #GOPDontCare about health plan (aka Trumpcare/Ryancare v. whatever).

There’s absolutely no math that makes any of this work. Every GOP plan comes down to millions fewer covered, higher costs for everyone but the rich, and tax cuts for the rich.

That’s every single iteration. And they wonder why it’s a “pipe dream”? There’s no wonder.

It’s basic fucking math.

If you seek to toss 20 million people from health coverage, you will incur the wrath of the American people.

If you seek to raise premiums for everyone with insurance (not just those via Obamacare) by 20% or more, you will incur the wrath of the American people.

If you seek to eliminate preexisting condition protections, you’ll again incur the wrath of the American people.

The GOP simply thinks that lying about their goals and intentions will be enough of a flim flam to get their bill out of the House, convince enough GOPers in the Senate so as to get to the president’s desk where Trump will sign anything he’s asked to without knowing what the fuck it is.

As it is, Ryan was caught lying about what his plan would do regarding preexisting conditions, and it’s the ss/dd from the GOP again today.

But the thing is that the GOP will not incur any of the consequences from this multiyear effort to sabotage Obamacare.

In fact, that Obamacare is working despite years of sabotage by the GOP is a testament to how well it is, in fact, working.

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Belafon  May 3, 2017 • 6:14:30am

re: #96 Dr. Matt

Remember when everyone freaked out over whether the Obama’s were paying for their own vacations?

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 6:16:42am

The whole farcical notion that the GOP will increase high risk pool coverage payment by $8 billion will end up helping a grand total of 76,000 people per year.

Considering that there’s millions on millions of people with preexisting conditions, this is absolutely laughable and a huge step down from the current coverage and protections for preexisting conditions.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 6:16:44am

re: #101 Belafon

Remember when everyone freaked out over whether the Obama’s were paying for their own vacations?

JudicialWatch (a Larry Klayman joint) published FOIA documents every week, tracking every nickel spent on the Obama’s travels.

Then they stopped.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 3, 2017 • 6:16:49am

Not good…

Nine Republican US senators yesterday submitted legislation that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from ever again using the regulatory authority that allowed the commission to impose net neutrality rules. The “Restoring Internet Freedom Act” would prohibit the FCC from classifying ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act and “from imposing certain regulations on providers of such service.”

Throttling of websites and online services might help customers, FCC says
The Internet “is threatened by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which would put federal bureaucrats in charge of engineering the Internet’s infrastructure,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). said in an announcement yesterday. “That is why I am introducing the Restoring Internet Freedom Act, which would nullify [the] Open Internet Order and prohibit the FCC from issuing a similar rule in the future.”

Lee’s bill was co-sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and James Inhofe (R-Ok.). In the announcement, Cruz repeated his charge that net neutrality is “Obamacare for the Internet.”

Obamacare for the internet? smdh

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 6:22:26am

re: #104 Unshaken Defiance

In other words, net neturality is a good thing, and we must stand opposed to it, because we must.

Anything Obama stood for, the GOP must oppose, regardless of the consequences.

The GOP doesn’t stand for anything beyond personal gain and enriching those who are already rich, all while shifting the burdens to those who can’t afford them (I really need to set up a macro for that).

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Belafon  May 3, 2017 • 6:22:48am

Lincoln, NE put Democrats in charge of the city council:

Tonight, Lincoln showed that they are fed up with how Republicans are governing and are rejecting the one-party rule in our state. Voters elected Leirion Gaylor Baird and Bennie Shobe to the City Council giving Democrats the majority. Voters elected Democrat Zachary Mora James to the Airport Authority, a critical infrastructure position for the growing city.

h/t Chris Reeves

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 6:25:15am

re: #103 The Vicious Babushka

JudicialWatch (a Larry Klayman joint) published FOIA documents every week, tracking every nickel spent on the Obama’s travels.

Then they stopped.

I wonder why. Any idea?

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 6:26:03am

re: #93 Dr. Matt

Today’s GOP

Transparency. Accountability.

/

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 6:30:10am

This is the GOP math I’m talking about. They simply don’t care.

But there are some other considerations.

Generally speaking, 5% of the population accounts for 50% of health care spending annually. The other 95% of the population makes up the remaining 50%.

What is that 5% of the population spending on/for? Well, there’s stuff like cancer, organ failure/transplants, catastrophic accidents/injuries, and often end of life care.

But that’s also separate from the fact that around 8-10% of the population has what would be considered a preexisting condition of some form or another. Anything from heart conditions, diabetes, to genetic conditions, or accidents/injuries (such as those that Chaffetz went in for surgery to address this week).

The GOP plans would essentially fuck all these people.

We’re talking about millions of people here. And the GOP simply doesn’t care about any of them. Not their voters. Not their constituents. Not any American other than those who would get tax cuts resulting from their actions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 6:35:07am

re: #109 lawhawk

We’re talking about millions of people here. And the GOP simply doesn’t care about any of them. Not their voters. Not their constituents. Not any American other than those who would get tax cuts resulting from their actions donate to their campaigns or PACs.

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Barefoot Grin  May 3, 2017 • 6:57:06am

re: #109 lawhawk

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This is the GOP math I’m talking about. They simply don’t care.

But there are some other considerations.

Generally speaking, 5% of the population accounts for 50% of health care spending annually. The other 95% of the population makes up the remaining 50%.

What is that 5% of the population spending on/for? Well, there’s stuff like cancer, organ failure/transplants, catastrophic accidents/injuries, and often end of life care.

But that’s also separate from the fact that around 8-10% of the population has what would be considered a preexisting condition of some form or another. Anything from heart conditions, diabetes, to genetic conditions, or accidents/injuries (such as those that Chaffetz went in for surgery to address this week).

The GOP plans would essentially fuck all these people.

We’re talking about millions of people here. And the GOP simply doesn’t care about any of them. Not their voters. Not their constituents. Not any American other than those who would get tax cuts resulting from their actions.

I saw a Republican congressman on MSNBC yesterday responding to these questions with: “this is what the people elected us for; this is what they want us to do.” No math required.

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 7:01:57am

re: #111 Barefoot Grin

Indeed. GOP spent 8 years screeching that Obamacare is evil and the worst form of government indentured servitude that must be destroyed at all costs.

The GOP lied at every step of the way, and their supporters bought it.

Now, this is the price. The GOP base demands it be destroyed, not knowing that it’s essential to their own health coverage and well being. The GOP can’t face this indisputable fact that they’ve lied for years and now have to carry through on the lie.

A few are starting to admit that this was all a sham - that there was never any intention of repealing Obamacare, but the GOP is still doing it by any means at their disposal - which especially includes flat out lying about what they’re doing.

None of this means Obamacare is perfect. It isn’t. But it’s worlds better than what preceded it, and millions of people have coverage that didn’t have it before - reducing uninsured rates to historic lows, reduced medically induced bankruptcies, and reduced indigent care costs nationwide.

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 7:06:21am

Comey Senate hearing starting now!

Live link from TPM

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 7:07:58am

re: #113 makeitstop

Comey Senate hearing starting now!

Live link from TPM

Grassley spreading bullshit already.

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 7:10:13am

Yeah, this hearing is gonna suck. Grassley filibustering to discredit any evidence on Russian collusion.

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 7:12:05am

Wow. Lie after lie after fucking lie.

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 7:13:04am

Morning!

So I got a surprise in my emails just now. A message from Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan. I can’t remember how long it has been since I wrote him. I paged it here, so I can look back for the date. I think maybe early February. And my email to him was my concerns about Trump and the need for the Republicans to do what is needed to keep him in line or dump him. Also about how Congress is listening and catering to wingnuts and not concerned Americans worried about things like healthcare.

So here is what he wrote back:

Thank you for contacting me, The first responsibility of the federal government is to keep the American people safe. That is why we are working every day to secure our borders, rebuild our military, and defeat the threat of radical Islamist terrorism.

Visit speaker.gov for additional updates on this issue. Thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,

Paul D. Ryan
Speaker of the House

Impressive isn’t it? The epitome of boilerplate. And it only took three months to respond. I feel so much more secure.

Oh yeah…Fuck You Paul D. Ryan.

(Does the “D” stand for Dumbass or Dickhead?)

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 7:13:24am
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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 7:13:31am

He’s turning all of this onto Clinton.

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Stanley Sea  May 3, 2017 • 7:13:45am

Who’s surprised?

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 7:16:33am

Grassley is filibustering until a scheduled vote.

This is going to go nowhere. Comey is just sitting there having to listen to Grassley trash the FBI.

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Dr Lizardo  May 3, 2017 • 7:17:37am

So, I’m seeing this, a trailer for The Dark Tower.

THE DARK TOWER - Official Trailer (HD)

The following could be a spoiler for those who’ve never read the works by King.

Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick/The Man In Black/Randall Flagg? Shut up and take my money!

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 7:18:39am

re: #113 makeitstop

Comey Senate hearing starting now!

Live link from TPM

I had starting to think congress and the media had forgotten all about this.

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 7:19:10am

re: #121 makeitstop

Grassley is filibustering until a scheduled vote.

This is going to go nowhere. Comey is just sitting there having to listen to Grassley trash the FBI.

“Hearings.”

This is about Senators like Grassley getting to hear themselves bluster, bloviate, and obfuscate, while the person who’s supposed to be giving testimony sits there and watches as their time gets used by the Senators pontificating.

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Targetpractice  May 3, 2017 • 7:19:40am

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

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The GOP set two high bars almost immediately after the stories about Russiagate began hitting the news: Evidence of active collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and evidence that Russian hackers had succeeded in changing vote totals. The argument being if both bars are not met, then there’s no scandal at all. They added a third bar later: If evidence showed that members of the Trump campaign were actively colluding with the Russians, then further evidence was necessary to show that Trump knew about the collusion.

It’s basically a rerun of Iran-Contra, that so long as they can claim that the guy at the top had no idea all this was going on, there’s no real scandal except a bunch of bad actors who were doing things he was totally unaware of.

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Barefoot Grin  May 3, 2017 • 7:19:42am

re: #121 makeitstop

Grassley is filibustering until a scheduled vote.

This is going to go nowhere. Comey is just sitting there having to listen to Grassley trash the FBI.

Party above country, every time.

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 7:19:50am

re: #122 Dr Lizardo

So, I’m seeing this, a trailer for The Dark Tower.

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Never read King’s Tower series but looks like they got two great actors. I look forward to watching it.

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 7:21:09am

re: #125 Targetpractice

The GOP set two high bars almost immediately after the stories about Russiagate began hitting the news: Evidence of active collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and evidence that Russian hackers had succeeded in changing vote totals. The argument being if both bars are not met, then there’s no scandal at all. They added a third bar later: If evidence showed that members of the Trump campaign were actively colluding with the Russians, then further evidence was necessary to show that Trump knew about the collusion.

It’s basically a rerun of Iran-Contra, that so long as they can claim that the guy at the top had no idea all this was going on, there’s no real scandal except a bunch of bad actors who were doing things he was totally unaware of.

And soon to submit a fourth qualification, that being even if Trump knew about it, they still need to prove that Trump actively initiated or participated directly in it.

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 7:22:10am

re: #125 Targetpractice

The GOP set two high bars almost immediately after the stories about Russiagate began hitting the news: Evidence of active collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and evidence that Russian hackers had succeeded in changing vote totals. The argument being if both bars are not met, then there’s no scandal at all. They added a third bar later: If evidence showed that members of the Trump campaign were actively colluding with the Russians, then further evidence was necessary to show that Trump knew about the collusion.

It’s basically a rerun of Iran-Contra, that so long as they can claim that the guy at the top had no idea all this was going on, there’s no real scandal except a bunch of bad actors who were doing things he was totally unaware of.

Also, the only scandal is Dems complaining about it.

/

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 7:24:32am

re: #125 Targetpractice

The GOP set two high bars almost immediately after the stories about Russiagate began hitting the news: Evidence of active collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and evidence that Russian hackers had succeeded in changing vote totals. The argument being if both bars are not met, then there’s no scandal at all. They added a third bar later: If evidence showed that members of the Trump campaign were actively colluding with the Russians, then further evidence was necessary to show that Trump knew about the collusion.

It’s basically a rerun of Iran-Contra, that so long as they can claim that the guy at the top had no idea all this was going on, there’s no real scandal except a bunch of bad actors who were doing things he was totally unaware of.

I assume that nothing will come of these hearings or media reports or anything like that.

The real rub will be when something larger is at stake, some Russian act, some aggressive action, some foreign policy crisis, when the conflict engendered by their collusion causes a major fracture in the geo-political system.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 7:25:03am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 7:28:21am

re: #131 Dr. Matt

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 7:28:44am

re: #131 Dr. Matt

Bill O’Reilly: President Trump is right about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War, the morons on cable news are wrong.

Trump said nothing that can be objectively substantiated. He cannot be wrong because he basically did nothing other than to express an opinion about the outcome of conjectural events.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 7:33:10am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump said nothing that can be objectively substantiated. He cannot be wrong because he basically did nothing other than to express an opinion about the outcome of conjectural events.

He cannot be wrong except for that fact the Drump said Andrew Jackson was
“angry” about a war that didn’t happen until 16 years after his death.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 7:33:17am

THIS FUCKER==>

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 7:34:44am
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wheat-dogg  May 3, 2017 • 7:36:10am

re: #122 Dr Lizardo

So, I’m seeing this, a trailer for The Dark Tower.

[Embedded content]

Video

The following could be a spoiler for those who’ve never read the works by King.

[Embedded content]

Oh, dayum! That looks like a winner!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 7:36:22am

re: #134 Dr. Matt

He cannot be wrong except for that fact the Drump said Andrew Jackson was
“angry” about a war that didn’t happen until 16 years after his death.

He was not talking about the historical Jackson, he was talking about his own personal mythical Jackson.

/

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 7:38:42am

re: #135 The Vicious Babushka

THIS FUCKER==>

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 7:39:52am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He was not talking about the historical Jackson, he was talking about his own personal mythical Jackson.

/

This one

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 7:41:26am

Here it comes…metadata!!!

And oh how dramatic the delivery!!!

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Shiplord Kirel  May 3, 2017 • 7:41:37am

re: #136 lawhawk

Greed-crazed GOPlutocrats are just begging for a re-enactment of the whole pitchfork-Bastille-guillotine thing.

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 7:43:42am

I’m gagging.

Will Comey be nominated for an Oscar?

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Stanley Sea  May 3, 2017 • 7:44:37am

re: #143 ObserverArt

I’m gagging.

Will Comey be nominated for an Oscar?

I turned it off. I’ll follow here for the updates.

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 7:45:35am

If you’re listening… isn’t Comey admitting, right now, that he “Concealed” the Russian investigation by saying he had to speak out on the new revelations of finding new Hillary related emails?

“It makes (Comey) sick to think he may have had an impact on the election…”

Um. It’s not a hypothetical, it had one, dipshit.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 7:49:15am
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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 7:50:08am

And I love the argument that he shouldn’t think of the greater ramifications of his actions as FBI chief, as that would hurt the FBI as an independent institution.

Because… knowing the bigger picture always clouds one’s judgment?

I can’t follow this.

To me, this is saying: “I’m not responsible for the ramifications of my actions, because I refused to even look at the possible impacts of my work.”

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Romantic Heretic  May 3, 2017 • 8:01:23am

re: #11 retired cynic

Not sure, but if it made him look sympathetic, I’m against it!

Not to worry. Trump will find some way to look like an utter asshole. It’s his only talent.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 8:02:22am
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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 8:02:51am

re: #146 The Vicious Babushka

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 8:03:28am

Watched the first season of Weeds last night.

I like it.

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 8:03:46am

Comey is the most powerful person in Government right now. Not since J Edgar Hoover have we had such a politically influential FBI. And he carries himself like he knows it.

Leahy with a great question on how both investigations were treated… But jesus, the old guy sounds like he’s on his last leg.

Leahy pointed out that Its not about the fact that they were mostly quiet about both investigations, like Comey is asserting (to defend the FBIs “equal treatment” of both investigations), it’s about the timing of the last revelation before the election that is in question…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 8:05:47am

re: #149 Birth Control Works

Guard Dogs

кто выпустил собак?

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 8:06:39am

re: #151 Birth Control Works

I’ve had this crush on Mary-Louise Parker since she played Amy Gardner in the West Wing.

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Amory Blaine  May 3, 2017 • 8:09:39am

re: #151 Birth Control Works

Watched the first season of Weeds last night.

I like it.

That’ll change by season 4. :)

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 8:15:06am

re: #153 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

кто выпустил собак?

no habla espanola

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 8:15:20am

re: #155 Amory Blaine

That’ll change by season 4. :)

k

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 8:15:45am

: |

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 8:16:29am

re: #156 Birth Control Works

no habla espanola

Quién soltó los perros?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 8:17:22am

re: #158 Dr. Matt

James Comey says it made him ‘mildly nauseous’ to think that he might’ve had an influence on the 2016 election

putting your finger down your own throat can have that effect…

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Shiplord Kirel  May 3, 2017 • 8:19:46am

re: #158 Dr. Matt

: |

It’s made the rest of the country deathly ill.

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 8:24:54am

And here come the Russia bots as predictably as they’ve been since Trump jumped in to run for president in 2015. Defending Trump as always.

Deflecting attention away from Trump’s malfeasance; all the compromised people Trump surrounded himself with who were linked to Russia in multiple ways (including undeclared contacts, lying on security forms, lying to Congress), etc., and Trump’s own words that called for Russia to hack Clinton.

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 8:26:33am

Interesting, at least, that the “Collusion” investigation is still ongoing, and that Comey refuses to publicly discuss Carter Page.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 8:27:03am
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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 8:29:48am

re: #154 Major Tom

I’ve had this crush on Mary-Louise Parker since she played Amy Gardner in the West Wing.

I’ve liked her since the ‘80’s ‘90’s.

I thought she was around in the ‘80’s but apparently not in anything I saw.

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Teukka  May 3, 2017 • 8:31:00am
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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 8:32:37am

re: #166 Teukka

A friend of a friend of Trump…
Chechnya police: Kill your gay children before we kill them in torture camps

The “pro-lifers” will love it.

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Barefoot Grin  May 3, 2017 • 8:32:43am

So is this Comey, Grassley, or both?

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 8:33:28am

re: #146 The Vicious Babushka

Oh.

/

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 8:33:35am

This woman’s takedown of Ivanka’s book is epic.

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Teukka  May 3, 2017 • 8:34:31am

re: #167 Sir John Barron

The “pro-lifers” will love it.

Oh, I thought it was just my cynicism that told me that they’d love it and maybe have spontaneous emissions thinking of it.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 8:34:37am

re: #170 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

This woman’s takedown of Ivanka’s book is epic.

Architect is not a verb.

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 8:38:02am

re: #172 The Vicious Babushka

Architect is not a verb.

Quit English-Teachering us!

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Belafon  May 3, 2017 • 8:39:29am

#172 The Vicious Babushka

It is a verb and a noun.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 8:40:07am
Facebook is to add 3,000 people to its “community operations team”, to help spot hate speech, child abuse and self-harm being broadcast on the website.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it had been “heartbreaking” to see people “hurting themselves and others” in videos streamed live on Facebook.
He added he would make reporting problematic videos easier.
The move follows cases of murder and suicide being broadcast live on the social network.

bbc.com

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 8:40:20am

re: #174 Belafon

#172 The Vicious Babushka

It is a verb and a noun.

A floor polish and a dessert topping!

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jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 8:41:54am

re: #170 lawhawk

“I’ve used the word curate so many times now, let’s use architect instead.”
— How The Wealthy Work With Ghostwriters

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 8:42:01am

re: #172 The Vicious Babushka

Architect is not a verb.

Also, can we get unanimous consent to slap people who use the word ‘influencers?’

I’ve been seeing that term used a lot lately and it’s just an annoying word.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 8:45:14am

re: #178 makeitstop

Also, can we get unanimous consent to slap people who use the word ‘influencers?’

I’ve been seeing that term used a lot lately and it’s just an annoying word.

You prefer “trend-leaders”?
There’s no way to pleasantly represent the fact that most people are sheep following these trend-leaders.

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 8:45:19am

Am I wrong, or did Comey just describe Wikileaks as “Intelligence Porn?”

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Stanley Sea  May 3, 2017 • 8:46:59am

re: #170 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

This woman’s takedown of Ivanka’s book is epic.

The thing that stuck with me the most was The Princess telling women to rely on their “team”

Yeah right. We have teams. So fucking out of touch it’s insulting.

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 8:47:24am

re: #179 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

You prefer “trend-leaders”?
There’s no way to pleasantly represent the fact that most people are sheep following these trend-leaders.

I guess not.

But still - influencers??

It’s so clumsy. Might as well be saying ‘influencerators.’

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 8:48:51am

re: #181 Stanley Sea

The thing that stuck with me the most was The Princess telling women to rely on their “team”

Yeah right. We have teams. So fucking out of touch it’s insulting.

She makes Gwyneth Paltrow seem like a Woman of the People.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 8:49:15am

re: #175 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

bbc.com

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it had been “heartbreaking” to see people “hurting themselves and others” in videos streamed live on Facebook.
He added he would make reporting problematic videos easier.
The move follows cases of murder and suicide being broadcast live on the social network.

It might not have occurred to FB when they launched live streaming that it would result in people live-streaming murder/suicides, but on the other hand, they are living in a world and society that FB has helped to shape into its current state

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Bubblehead II  May 3, 2017 • 8:49:17am

re: #180 Major Tom

Am I wrong, or did Comey just describe Wikileaks as “Intelligence Porn?”

He did.

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Stanley Sea  May 3, 2017 • 8:50:39am

Oh and the hike through Patagonia.

Puleeze.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 8:50:53am

re: #182 makeitstop

I guess not.

But still - influencers??

It’s so clumsy. Might as well be saying ‘influencerators.’

I do like that better. Influencerators it is.

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 8:51:08am

re: #180 Major Tom

Am I wrong, or did Comey just describe Wikileaks as “Intelligence Porn?”

Trump loves it. So there’s that.

Right until he didn’t. It wasn’t dirty enough for him. /

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 8:51:43am

re: #173 Major Tom

Quit English-Teachering us!

Can men “architect” our lives, too?

//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 8:52:17am

re: #189 Sir John Barron

Can men “architect” our lives, too?

//

we engineer them

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 8:52:20am

re: #187 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

I do like that better. Influencerators it is.

LGF, rebuilding the language one buzzword at a time!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 8:52:49am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it had been “heartbreaking” to see people “hurting themselves and others” in videos streamed live on Facebook.
He added he would make reporting problematic videos easier.
The move follows cases of murder and suicide being broadcast live on the social network.

It might not have occurred to FB when they launched live streaming that it would result in people live-streaming murder/suicides, but on the other hand, they are living in a world and society that FB has helped to shape into its current state

People who live privileged lives where everyone they know has good jobs and can afford psychiatric care, might forget that a lot of people are criminally insane.

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 8:53:07am

We have a winner:

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 8:55:16am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it had been “heartbreaking” to see people “hurting themselves and others” in videos streamed live on Facebook.
He added he would make reporting problematic videos easier.
The move follows cases of murder and suicide being broadcast live on the social network.

It might not have occurred to FB when they launched live streaming that it would result in people live-streaming murder/suicides, but on the other hand, they are living in a world and society that FB has helped to shape into its current state

This reminded me. I keep hearing Zuck is still looking into a run for President.

No!

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Jenner7  May 3, 2017 • 8:56:01am
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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 8:56:32am

Franken: “Trumps business interests would make him amenable to (Russia).”
Comey: “That was not the basis for the ICs accessment.”
Franken: “…Is it possible.?”
Comey: “Possible questions are hard for me to answer…”

CLEARLY.

Franken: You’d need to know Trump’s business interests to answer that question.

Comey: “That you would need to evaluate that information to answer that question? I don’t know.”

WTF is gong on? You’re not sure if knowing Trump’s business interests is necessary for determining if the Russians have monetary leverage over Trump?

These hearings drive me nuts.

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BeachDem  May 3, 2017 • 8:57:48am

re: #170 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

This woman’s takedown of Ivanka’s book is epic.

Using “architect” as a verb is reason enough to loathe Ivanka.

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BeachDem  May 3, 2017 • 8:59:04am

re: #176 The Vicious Babushka

A floor polish and a dessert topping!

Let the “Haiging” begin!

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BeachDem  May 3, 2017 • 9:00:09am

re: #183 The Vicious Babushka

She makes Gwyneth Paltrow seem like a Woman of the People.

The Gooping of America!

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 9:00:47am

re: #195 Jenner7

This has been my fear for some time now. That people like Page, Flynn and Manafort go down, but everyone else in the administration gets a media scolding and continues on.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:03:46am

re: #193 lawhawk

Sen Graham: Is Russia still involved in our democratic process?
Comey: yes.

then it is not really a democratic process any more

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:03:49am
If ever there were a sign that the world is upside down, it is that a Muslim prince from an Arab royal family is now one of the leading voices defending human rights on the global stage. At a time when the issue seems to be taking a back seat everywhere, Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein of Jordan, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has excoriated Western politicians for their xenophobia and requested an investigation into allegations of torture in Bahrain — even as the United States announced it is lifting human rights restrictions on arm sales to the kingdom.

Before the U.S. election, Zeid stood in front of the U.N. General Assembly in September and decried “race-baiting bigots who seek to gain, or retain, power by wielding prejudice and deceit at the expense of those most vulnerable.”

Foreign Policy -pay firewall.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 9:06:08am
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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:06:17am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Quién soltó los perros?

nein

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:08:08am

I’d like to see Ivanka without make-up and in jeans.

We’ve seen Princess Catherine look more human than Ivanka.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:08:27am

re: #194 ObserverArt

This reminded me. I keep hearing Zuck is still looking into a run for President.

No!

I wouldn’t normally want him as President, but I’d replace our alt-President with him if that was an option.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:09:11am

re: #205 Birth Control Works

I’d like to see Ivanka without make-up and in jeans.

We’ve seen Princess Catherine look more human than Ivanka.

she is nonetheless appealing to peoples’ aspirations, and there must be a lot of people out there who see in her someone to emulate.

worked for her dad, too…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:10:46am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

she is nonetheless appealing to peoples’ aspirations, and there must be a lot of people out there who see in her someone to emulate.

worked for her dad, too…

Yep, just like her dad. She should set up a fake women’s business-school.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 9:11:17am

re: #205 Birth Control Works

I’d like to see Ivanka without make-up and in jeans.

We’ve seen Princess Catherine look more human than Ivanka.

I don’t want to see Ivanka without makeup. I’m afraid she will look too much like Daddy.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:13:09am

The Brainwashing of My Father

The Brainwashing of My Father—Sunday, May 7, 6:00 pm, Center for Inquiry, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Film screening arranged by Matt Barron.
As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, Right-Wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon for a media takeover by the GOP, The Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion, especially the universities, the media and the courts, and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:14:00am

re: #209 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t want to see Ivanka without makeup. I’m afraid she will look too much like Daddy.

Or Eric, who could use a LOT of makeup, and sunglasses to cover his creepy eyes.
Let’s just put him in a full-face motorcycle helmet to deal with the Trump mouth too.

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 9:15:14am

Comey: “We don’t confirm the existence of investigations except in unusual circumstances… we also whenever humanly possible, avoid any action that would have an impact on the election… frankly… we didn’t think we had a choice… we only had two actions…”

Blumenthal: “There was a Third Door available to you… late last year just before the election… to confirm the existence of an ongoing investigation about the Trump campaign, which was compelling interest and an unusual circumstance…”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 9:15:49am

re: #211 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Or Eric, who could use a LOT of makeup, and sunglasses to cover his creepy eyes.
Let’s just put him in a full-face motorcycle helmet to deal with the Trump mouth too.

Uday, Qusay and Evita all have that horselipped look, unable to close their mouths because their teeth are too big for their jaws.

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sagehen  May 3, 2017 • 9:16:55am

re: #179 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

You prefer “trend-leaders”?
There’s no way to pleasantly represent the fact that most people are sheep following these trend-leaders.

Connie Willis wrote a novel about that, published 20 years ago.

amazon.com

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 3, 2017 • 9:18:51am

re: #151 Birth Control Works

Watched the first season of Weeds last night.

I like it.

That was a fun series. I’ve really liked most of the stuff that Jenji Kohan directs.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:20:30am

re: #151 Birth Control Works

Watched the first season of Weeds last night.

I like it.

The 1st season is probably the best. The show gets darker and darker over time, which I’m fine with, but the plots also get more and more improbable.

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piratedan  May 3, 2017 • 9:20:31am

well… if Comey continues to play the earnest wolf shouter gig by stating that Trump financials aren’t part of the over all Russia probe in regards to their meddling with our election and hacking of the DNC, then will the IC folks that started the ball rolling step up and show their work that illustrates how our current administration and the GOP leadership is completely compromised. If they do so, will anyone report it? It appears that based on the framing of the questioning itself (at least in this open forum) that the GOP will persist to operate as though they were the injured party in all of this and continue to put party loyalty above that to the country.

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 9:21:25am

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Uday, Qusay and Evita all have that horselipped look, unable to close their mouths because their teeth are too big for their jaws.

Weak chins, too.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:24:15am

re: #215 sagehen

Connie Willis wrote a novel about that, published 20 years ago.

amazon.com

Bellwether —required reading, IMHO.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:25:16am

re: #220 Birth Control Works

More Teachers Are Creating GoFundMe Campaigns to Pay for Classroom Supplies

can’t they just use vouchers?

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 9:26:46am

BEES!

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Barefoot Grin  May 3, 2017 • 9:27:41am

re: #219 makeitstop

Weak chins, too.

Frank-Burnsesque

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:29:16am

re: #221 Birth Control Works

Bellwether —required reading, IMHO.

Or listening. There’s an audio-book.

I used to read books constantly, but then the Internet came along, and I’m reading constantly, so it’s nice to stop reading and listen to or watch something when I want to rest my brain.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:31:16am

re: #220 Birth Control Works

More Teachers Are Creating GoFundMe Campaigns to Pay for Classroom Supplies

My cousin’s husband did this a couple of years ago for his classroom. I was happy to donate, but we really should create a pro-education government so we don’t have to individually fund public education.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 9:32:04am
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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 9:32:43am

re: #223 Dr. Matt

BEES!

[Embedded content]

Nice!

It always amazes me people see a yellow jacket wasp and think bee. Wasps are assholes and they can keep stinging.

Hmmm. It is kind of like the people that see Trump and thought he was a President. He too is just an asshole and he keeps stinging us.

Just more uniformed Americans.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:34:14am

re: #225 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Or listening. There’s an audio-book.

I used to read books constantly, but then the Internet came along, and I’m reading constantly, so it’s nice to stop reading and listen to or watch something when I want to rest my brain.

The Kindle Book + audiobook are just $1 more than the audiobook alone, so I just picked up both. The software is supposed to keep them in sync so you can alternate between reading and listening.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:35:10am

re: #228 Dr. Matt

[Embedded content]

We probably won’t hear the NRA saying that gay people need to arm up to defend themselves.

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 9:35:26am

Comey makes no sense.

He said he disagreed with the characterization or term chastise as stated by Senator Hirono describing his 15 minute press conference to admonish Clinton before the election…

Then he, to support his actions, described previous actions by the FBI to “chastise” (his words) Lois Lerner, and therefore it is not unusual.

“It happens, its very unusual, but it happens.” As if his actions are out of his control.

He claims to not have given any thought to the impact or affect he might have on a political campaign. So he was as transparent as possible.

Earlier, Hirono said, since Comey had already acknowledged the ongoing Trump investigation, could he comment on its nature.

Comey: “No.”

One investigation gets press conferences and chastises the people involved, the other doesn’t even get more then an acknowledgement.

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 9:36:01am

re: #227 Birth Control Works

Los Angeles hits a milestone: 4 million people and counting

That’s twice the population of New Mexico. We have fewer people per square mile, and more water.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:36:20am

re: #229 ObserverArt

Nice!

It always amazes me people see a yellow jacket wasp and think bee. Wasps are assholes and they can keep stinging.

Hmmm. It is kind of like the people that see Trump and thought he was a President. He too is just an asshole and he keeps stinging us.

Just more uniformed Americans.

I had a nest of them move into the roller blind box in my bathroom. Pull on it and it turned into an angry wasp dispenser…

I was fortunate that he only got my arm, as I was dripping wet naked out of the shower at the time…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:37:09am

re: #233 wrenchwench

That’s twice the population of New Mexico. We have fewer people per square mile, and more water.

I visited NM as a teenager, and loved it. The clear air was amazing. I could see so far.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:37:47am

re: #235 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

I visited NM as a teenager, and loved it. The clear air was amazing. I could see so far.

I also spent some time there on family vacations and just loved it.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 9:38:25am

DAFUQ?!

@ABCPolitics
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Pres. Trump: “Now, Mr. President, with you we have hope” abcn.ws

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 9:39:22am

Cruz’s voice makes my skin crawl.

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 9:39:22am

re: #235 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

I visited NM as a teenager, and loved it. The clear air was amazing. I could see so far.

We have more Nothing than anyone. Nothing, as far as you can see!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:41:23am

re: #239 wrenchwench

We have more Nothing than anyone. Nothing, as far as you can see!

and you have Santa Fe

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:41:31am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 9:41:46am

re: #239 wrenchwench

We have more Nothing than anyone. Nothing, as far as you can see!

I do like open spaces. I even like my apartments better before I move my stuff into them.

I remember seeing distant mountains like they were 2 blocks away, because I’m used to all the water in the air in Illinois.

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Mattand  May 3, 2017 • 9:41:57am

James Comey is a partisan Whitewater asshole who knew damn well what would happen to the election when he announced “ZOMG HER EMAILZ!!!!” in late October.

Fuck this guy. He used the top law enforcement agency in the country to sway the election against someone he had been gunning for for years.

Seriously, fuck this guy and the assholes in the NYC FBI office who turned that group in a satellite Trump campaign headquarters.

Small comfort, but HRC still won the popular vote, even with the shit Comey threw at her (h/t Bob Cesca).

Also, fuck James Comey.

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Barefoot Grin  May 3, 2017 • 9:42:55am
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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 9:43:13am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and you have Santa Fe

Gotta keep the rich people somewhere.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:43:56am

re: #245 wrenchwench

and you have Santa Fe

Gotta keep the rich people somewhere.

Overpriced, but a wicked cool place to hang out

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 9:44:16am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I had a nest of them move into the roller blind box in my bathroom. Pull on it and it turned into an angry wasp dispenser…

I was fortunate that he only got my arm, as I was dripping wet naked out of the shower at the time…

My yellow jacket story is about out fishing with a friend on a local lake. Who expects yellow jackets in the middle of a lake?

A tree branch floating in the water came up and hit the side of the boat and got hung in the anchor line. I reached over the side to push it away and as I grabbed the anchor line I got stung three or four times in the palm of my hand.

There were several jackets on the tree branch and they were climbing onto the anchor rope.

Son of a bitch that freaking hurt!!! Hated the little buggers ever since.

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 9:46:58am

re: #246 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Overpriced, but a wicked cool place to hang out

When I moved to NM, I was offered a job there, and the same job in a small town. Pay was the same. Cost three times as much to live in Santa Fe. I think they’ve raised the minimum wage there since. But these were not minimum wage jobs. A little more.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:47:25am

Ann Coulter On UC Berkeley Speech, Border Wall & More | The View

Ann Coulter On UC Berkeley Speech, Border Wall & More | The View

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Barefoot Grin  May 3, 2017 • 9:48:32am

re: #247 ObserverArt

My yellow jacket story is about out fishing with a friend on a local lake. Who expects yellow jackets in the middle of a lake?

A tree branch floating in the water came up and hit the side of the boat and got hung in the anchor line. I reached over the side to push it away and as I grabbed the anchor line I got stung three or four times in the palm of my hand.

There were several jackets on the tree branch and they were climbing onto the anchor rope.

Son of a bitch that freaking hurt!!! Hated the little buggers ever since.

Mine was casually putting my hand on top of a tennis-net post. They came out of the hole on the side where the wire goes through. Only a couple of stings, but I said some words that would get one kicked out of Wimbledon.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:49:20am

re: #248 wrenchwench

When I moved to NM, I was offered a job there, and the same job in a small town. Pay was the same. Cost three times as much to live in Santa Fe. I think they’ve raised the minimum wage there since. But these were not minimum wage jobs. A little more.

Visited there once, met some locals, real estate agents and wholesale crystal dealers (not the meth, the esoteric kind).

They literally had a whole room full of shelves stacked with crystals of all shapes and sized (and purportedly of all healing/nurturing/enlightening powers)

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:49:29am

re: #225 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Or listening. There’s an audio-book.

I used to read books constantly, but then the Internet came along, and I’m reading constantly, so it’s nice to stop reading and listen to or watch something when I want to rest my brain.

Audible is my friend

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 9:51:04am
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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 9:51:14am

Trump thinks that Abbas and Netanyahu are going to do something that they’ve been unable and unwilling to do for the past decade? Hamas is going to change its stripes to spots?

Nothing about the relationships between the parties has changed. The cast of characters hasn’t changed either. They’re all comfortable with the status quo, because no one is being challenged and their power bases have consolidated.

The entire conflict has dropped off the map because of IS, which is a greater threat to the Middle East than Israel ever was. Heck, there’s not as much bitching about Iran these days (thanks to the Iran nuclear deal, but even Israel has to admit that it’s helped).

IS poses a greater threat to destabilizing regimes in the ME than Israel, and Assad’s managed to stick around through Russian and Iranian support and killing 2% of the population (over 400,000 dead).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:51:25am

re: #252 Birth Control Works

Audible is my friend

I put on some sort of Netflix series that is not interesting enough to occupy my entire attention and let it run in the background…pretty much the same thing

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 9:51:31am

re: #253 Dr. Matt

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oh, lovely

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 9:53:16am

re: #253 Dr. Matt

A missile was launched from the California coast today in a “nuclear deterrent” test, Air Force says

We can’t have California testing missiles right on the doorstep of the United States!!!

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Belafon  May 3, 2017 • 9:54:06am

#237 Dr. Matt

Abbas has Trump figured out: Stroke his ego.

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 9:54:40am

Comey said he’s not going to update the American People until the investigation is completed, and the FBI will not bring charges.

I certainly hope if it looks like war in Asia, Comey will find the time to write another letter a couple days before we launch our attack.

Comey: “I’ve had so many rocks thrown at me. Its been so hard.”

Listening to this hearing, all in all, has not made me feel better about any investiagtions.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 9:55:57am

re: #249 Birth Control Works

Ann Coulter On UC Berkeley Speech, Border Wall & More | The View

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Video

Did AC have facial surgery?

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  May 3, 2017 • 9:58:16am

re: #239 wrenchwench

We have more Nothing than anyone. Nothing, as far as you can see!

I don’t know about that. Nevada is very sparsely populated for the most part.

Really wish I could move to New Mexico. It’s not a possibility until my husband can retire which is about 14-16 years. :-(

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 9:58:37am
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jeffreyw  May 3, 2017 • 9:59:36am

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Pizza for lunch! Bacon!

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  May 3, 2017 • 10:00:38am

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Visited there once, met some locals, real estate agents and wholesale crystal dealers (not the meth, the esoteric kind).

They literally had a whole room full of shelves stacked with crystals of all shapes and sized (and purportedly of all healing/nurturing/enlightening powers)

Sounds like Sedona, Arizona!

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 10:01:07am

re: #252 Birth Control Works

Audible is my friend

Question for you about audio versus reading.

Do you find you retain more of the story and details from reading or from the audio being read to you?

There has been some discussion about learning regarding books or video (TV) and audio is part of that debate.

Some educators think by reading there is a more permanent storage of the info in the brain due to the work it takes the brain to make words into pictures and thoughts.

They believe when the info comes to you from audio and images it is too easy and the brain doesn’t process it in a way that makes you work to retain. They say that is why you can watch something on TV and a few minutes later have a hard time explaining in detail what you saw.

I’ve even seen people discuss the difference between real life images and pictures in a book or even more so on TV. The thinking there is the printed half-tone dots and the small pixels of video do not implant the same way as seeing it for real. The image is broken up and that is not hat mom nature intended.

I’ve always found all that interesting.

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FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 10:01:55am
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sagehen  May 3, 2017 • 10:02:15am

re: #235 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

I visited NM as a teenager, and loved it. The clear air was amazing. I could see so far.

I believe everything I see on TV. All I’ve seen of NM is “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”.

I’m glad I don’t live there.

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Skip Intro  May 3, 2017 • 10:02:34am

re: #249 Birth Control Works

Ann Coulter On UC Berkeley Speech, Border Wall & More | The View

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I really don’t give a flying fuck about what Coulter has to say about anything.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:02:37am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

Did AC have facial surgery?

How can you tell?

I think she is wearing less make-up as Fox requires it be applied with a spatula.

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 10:03:31am
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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 10:03:34am

re: #262 Dr. Matt

Trump won’t hold White House Cinco de Mayo celebration: report

If he did, it would end up like this story:
Baylor frat holds ‘Cinco de Drinko’ party. Students reportedly dressed as maids, construction workers

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Shiplord Kirel  May 3, 2017 • 10:04:06am

re: #253 Dr. Matt

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Not fake news, but non-news. These tests are routine, with several a year since the Minuteman I entered service in the early 60s. There were 5 in 2015. Minuteman III launch history.
The article is in error in stating that the Minuteman III has been in service “for 60 years.”
First launch was August 16, 1968, with operational deployment from April, 1970.

It is not part of some kind of nefarious posturing related to the current tension, as the quoted peace activists allege, since the launch has been planned and publicly announced for 10 months.

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in San Barbara, has criticized the timing and the Air Force’s motives for both launches. The organization has said the launches come amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 10:04:10am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

Did AC have facial surgery?

It looks like she had Ivanka do her makeup. Ten seconds of that video and I was about to hurl.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 10:06:30am

re: #264 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Sounds like Sedona, Arizona!

Yes, they have a lot in common. Also lived in Sedona, back in the early 80’s before the crystal head boom really hit. The esoterics were around but hiding in the woodwork.

I have always been amazed at how strongly psychic energy is drawn to places with beautiful scenery, a near-perfect climate and an abundance of well-heeled residents…

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:06:41am

re: #265 ObserverArt

Question for you about audio versus reading.

Do you find you retain more of the story and details from reading or from the audio being read to you?

There has been some discussion about learning regarding books or video (TV) and audio is part of that debate.

Some educators think by reading there is a more permanent storage of the info in the brain due to the work it takes the brain to make words into pictures and thoughts.

They believe when the info comes to you from audio and images it is too easy and the brain doesn’t process it in a way that makes you work to retain. They say that is why you can watch something on TV and a few minutes later have a hard time explaining in detail what you saw.

I’ve even seen people discuss the difference between real life images and pictures in a book or even more so on TV. The thinking there is the printed half-tone dots and the small pixels of video do not implant the same way as seeing it for real. The image is broken up and that is not hat mom nature intended.

I’ve always found all that interesting.

hmmm …

Audible (before that audio books-cassettes- from the Library) has certainly bettered my ability to listen and hear.

I retain more if the the words used in the book are foreign to me. Books written before 1900, translations, non-fiction with a science bent —I often can’t properly pronounce words from such books. I get much more out of such books when they are properly narrated.

I never would have finished War & Peace in book form.

Our brains are set-up for storytelling. So, yes, I probably remember the audio version more —at least in Fiction.

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 10:06:51am

re: #271 Timothy Watson

If he did, it would end up like this story:
Baylor frat holds ‘Cinco de Drinko’ party. Students reportedly dressed as maids, construction workers

That university sure has its issues. Bigot U.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  May 3, 2017 • 10:10:00am

re: #267 sagehen

I believe everything I see on TV. All I’ve seen of NM is “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”.

I’m glad I don’t live there.

Have you watched Longmire? It’s all filmed in New Mexico. Where the Sheriff’s office is located is actually the Plaza in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and my husband had taken the kids out to hike and he recognized the area where Walt’s house is located on the show.

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sagehen  May 3, 2017 • 10:11:22am

re: #265 ObserverArt

I’ve even seen people discuss the difference between real life images and pictures in a book or even more so on TV. The thinking there is the printed half-tone dots and the small pixels of video do not implant the same way as seeing it for real. The image is broken up and that is not hat mom nature intended.

I’ve always found all that interesting.

According to Marshall McLuhan (“The Medium Is The Message”), TV images imprint more deeply than print. Because they’re not broadcasting a whole picture, they’re broadcasting bunches of pixels and your brain has to do the work of turning it into a picture.

Also… TV is for “lots of stuff happening at once” split-attention holistic processing, while radio only works for “one thing at a time” linear processing. That’s why baseball is a radio game and football is a TV game.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  May 3, 2017 • 10:13:45am

re: #275 Birth Control Works

hmmm …

Audible (before that audio books-cassettes- from the Library) has certainly bettered my ability to listen and hear.

I retain more if the the words used in the book are foreign to me. Books written before 1900, translations, non-fiction with a science bent —I often can’t properly pronounce words from such books. I get much more out of such books when they are properly narrated.

I never would have finished War & Peace in book form.

Our brains are set-up for storytelling. So, yes, I probably remember the audio version more —at least in Fiction.

We are so different! I don’t retain anything listening to it. It’s like my brain shuts off and my mind wanders. I’m not an audio learner. I’m a visual learner. It worked really well with textbooks, especially if we were allowed to use them for open book tests because I remembered approximately where in a book I saw something and whether it was on the right or left page.

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sagehen  May 3, 2017 • 10:14:45am

re: #277 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Have you watched Longmire? It’s all filmed in New Mexico. Where the Sheriff’s office is located is actually the Plaza in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and my husband had taken the kids out to hike and he recognized the area where Walt’s house is located on the show.

But it’s set in Wyoming!! How dare they try to fool us like that.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 3, 2017 • 10:15:37am

re: #249 Birth Control Works

Ann Coulter On UC Berkeley Speech, Border Wall & More | The View

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Why would I want to listen to Coulter? Do you think I need more misery in my life? Why don’t you just suggest root canal without Novocaine and be done with it.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  May 3, 2017 • 10:16:06am

re: #280 sagehen

But it’s set in Wyoming!! How dare they try to fool us like that.

LOL! I love the show, but it drove me nuts to see New Mexico terrain and wonder how in the world they got people to believe it was Wyoming.

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 10:16:19am

re: #265 ObserverArt

Question for you about audio versus reading.

Do you find you retain more of the story and details from reading or from the audio being read to you?

There has been some discussion about learning regarding books or video (TV) and audio is part of that debate.

Some educators think by reading there is a more permanent storage of the info in the brain due to the work it takes the brain to make words into pictures and thoughts.

They believe when the info comes to you from audio and images it is too easy and the brain doesn’t process it in a way that makes you work to retain. They say that is why you can watch something on TV and a few minutes later have a hard time explaining in detail what you saw.

I’ve even seen people discuss the difference between real life images and pictures in a book or even more so on TV. The thinking there is the printed half-tone dots and the small pixels of video do not implant the same way as seeing it for real. The image is broken up and that is not hat mom nature intended.

I’ve always found all that interesting.

The testing I underwent in the big city was all about cognition, greatly about memory. They found that my visual memory was working pretty well, but that my audio memory was not where they would have expected it to be, pre-brain-injury. I could read a list of words and remember quite well, but when I listened to a list of words, I got lost before she’d get to the fifth one. Little drawings I did OK on.

This may be why I can post here, but other things are giving me more difficulty. Maybe we’re all visual thinkers here. But these things are subject to change.

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 10:18:25am

re: #271 Timothy Watson

If he did, it would end up like this story:
Baylor frat holds ‘Cinco de Drinko’ party. Students reportedly dressed as maids, construction workers

Aren’t construction workers part of the great White Working Classes?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 10:20:09am

re: #278 sagehen

According to Marshall McLuhan (“The Medium Is The Message”), TV images imprint more deeply than print.

I really get creeped out by anything that shows injury or damage to fingers. I find it easier to watch whole limbs severed than to see someone lose a finger.

I think it has to do with an image I saw on TV as a kid, there was a PBS broadcast on surrealism (it was late at night, past my normal bedtime) and there was an image depicting a smiling woman who had just bitten off all her fingers.

That really disturbed me back then and I think it has stayed with me ever since

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:20:34am

re: #283 wrenchwench

I am definitely a visual thinker.

Audio books helped me tremendously —not just in retention, but in able to think in sounds with pictures —I can now visualize better what I hear —where I used to have it written down.

does that make any sense?

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 10:21:33am

re: #284 Sir John Barron

Aren’t construction workers part of the great White Working Classes?

Not the ones who work with adobe (I ain’t talkin’ software, I mean the hard stuff).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 10:22:07am

re: #279 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

We are so different! I don’t retain anything listening to it. It’s like my brain shuts off and my mind wanders. I’m not an audio learner. I’m a visual learner.

Likewise here, I can listen and repeat something a dozen times and it will not stick. If I want to learn vocabulary or remember a telephone number I need to write things down.

Barring that possibility, I think just the action of tracing out the letters or numbers with my fingertip on a flat surface helps me remember.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:22:46am

re: #281 I Would Prefer Not To

Why would I want to listen to Coulter? Do you think I need more misery in my life? Why don’t you just suggest root canal without Novocaine and be done with it.

I’ve never seen her interact outside Fox. I thought seeing her with the ladies of the View would be interesting. And it was, she is still her little sorority sister self, but she can explain things in detail, which she is never able to do on Fox. Difference between male and female communication.

She looked healthier on the View too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 10:23:36am

re: #282 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

LOL! I love the show, but it drove me nuts to see New Mexico terrain and wonder how in the world they got people to believe it was Wyoming.

I recall the move Geronimo (great film with Robert Duvall and Wes Studi) was set in SE Utah. I recognized the mountains, those were supposed to be the Chiracauhas but they were the Manti-Lasal (I have been hiking in both ranges)

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:23:44am

re: #288 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Likewise here, I can listen and repeat something a dozen times and it will not stick. If I want to learn vocabulary or remember a telephone number I need to write things down.

Barring that possibility, I think just the action of tracing out the letters or numbers with my fingertip on a flat surface helps me remember.

My first audio book was a reading of Emily Dickenson’s poems, I had to listen to parts of it like 6 times before I could get thru an entire poem (most of hers were short). It really helped me.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 3, 2017 • 10:24:09am

re: #271 Timothy Watson

If he did, it would end up like this story:
Baylor frat holds ‘Cinco de Drinko’ party. Students reportedly dressed as maids, construction workers

Hispanic students should respond with a “Ball at the Mall,” where they would dress up (or down) as brain dead suburban mall rats.

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 10:26:07am

re: #286 Birth Control Works

I am definitely a visual thinker.

Audio books helped me tremendously —not just in retention, but in able to think in sounds with pictures —I can now visualize better what I hear —where I used to have it written down.

does that make any sense?

Yes. Your previous post addressed this: you get better at that which you spend time at. [This is why it is important not to be a hater. People who spend they’re time hating get so good at it, they don’t know where to stop.]

Better to listen to stories, and get better at learning about people who are not yourself. It shows!

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FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 10:26:10am

re: #287 wrenchwench

Not the ones who work with adobe (I ain’t talkin’ software, I mean the hard stuff).

It’s not all that hard when they’re working with it…

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 10:26:25am

Long and short is that Nate and Sam Wang each think that the Comey effect was 1-2 points by election day, and as much as 4 points in the runup to the election.

In other words, they think it was statistically significant enough to throw the election.

At the same time, Comey didn’t think it important to let people know that Trump was being investigated on multiple fronts from multiple agencies over his Russia ties/connections, and those of his cronies/advisers/family.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 10:27:00am

re: #284 Sir John Barron

Aren’t construction workers part of the great White Working Classes?

HURR HURR TEH MESSIKENS TUUK THERE JERBS!!!1!!!!

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 10:27:28am

re: #294 FormerDirtDart

It’s not all that hard when they’re working with it…

Part of the time. They make the bricks, then they have to dry them and stack them.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:28:09am

Why Dodd-Frank - or its repeal - won’t save us from the next crippling Wall Street crash

Moreover, the laws have been reactionary - rather than visionary - resulting in competing concerns and duplicative audit and enforcement procedures. Not surprisingly, there is largely no coordination or communication between them.

Meanwhile, the SEC - as primary regulator - is bogged down with too many directives, many of which are under- or unfunded. For decades, whenever Congress passed a bill to “regulate” big changes in the markets - from market crashes to “advancements” such as mutual funds and investment advisors - the SEC has been required to add oversight of these new practices to their existing responsibilities. Dodd-Frank, for example, expanded the SEC’s role and called for additional internal audits of existing practices but - like past market-related legislation - failed to include funding for those activities.

Amid all the regulation, investor protection seems to have gotten lost.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:29:14am

re: #298 Birth Control Works

Unfortunately, however, Congress does not fund the SEC in a way that would allow it to pay for the skills or systems it needs to keep up with technological and other market advances. Following Dodd-Frank, for example, the SEC’s budget was actually reduced, even as its responsibilities multiplied.

In sum, what we have is a regulatory system that fails in its mission to protect investors. The structure used to oversee current investment practices, corporate disclosures, product development and technological advances is based on the market failures of 1929. It’s a bit like trying to surf the internet using a typewriter.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  May 3, 2017 • 10:29:49am

re: #288 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Likewise here, I can listen and repeat something a dozen times and it will not stick. If I want to learn vocabulary or remember a telephone number I need to write things down.

Barring that possibility, I think just the action of tracing out the letters or numbers with my fingertip on a flat surface helps me remember.

Yes, I absolutely get that! In school, I would take notes that I never reviewed. It was the actual act of writing it down that put it in my memory. The same with spelling. I do medical transcription and learned all the terminology on my own. I only have to look something up once and that’s it. I think that’s why I was always so good at spelling…actually seeing the words in print.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 3, 2017 • 10:30:02am

re: #298 Birth Control Works

Why Dodd-Frank - or its repeal - won’t save us from the next crippling Wall Street crash

If a bank/institution/industry is Too Big to Fail, it is Too Big to be Unregulated.

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 10:33:08am

re: #290 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall the move Geronimo (great film with Robert Duvall and Wes Studi) was set in SE Utah. I recognized the mountains, those were supposed to be the Chiracauhas but they were the Mani-Lasalle (I have been hiking in both ranges)

Music by Ry Cooder!

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FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 10:35:07am

re: #297 wrenchwench

Part of the time. They make the bricks, then they have to dry them and stack them.

Does anyone actually build with adobe bricks in ‘Merica? Pretty much just surface application for aesthetic value nowadays…

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electrotek  May 3, 2017 • 10:35:17am
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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:35:35am

Moral Foundations Theory was created by a group of social and cultural psychologists (see us here) to understand why morality varies so much across cultures yet still shows so many similarities and recurrent themes. In brief, the theory proposes that several innate and universally available psychological systems are the foundations of “intuitive ethics.” Each culture then constructs virtues, narratives, and institutions on top of these foundations, thereby creating the unique moralities we see around the world, and conflicting within nations too. The five foundations for which we think the evidence is best are:

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FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 10:36:01am
BREAKING: Students running out of a North Lake College bldg in Irving as police search for active shooter on campus.
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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 10:38:34am

re: #303 FormerDirtDart

Does anyone actually build with adobe bricks in ‘Merica? Pretty much just surface application for aesthetic value nowadays…

Most of what’s done now is to save old buildings in an historically accurate manner. It’s all finished with stucco. Lots of stuff is made to represent the old things.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 3, 2017 • 10:39:00am

good grief

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KGxvi  May 3, 2017 • 10:39:42am

re: #301 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If a bank/institution/industry is Too Big to Fail, it is Too Big to be Unregulated.

If a business is too big to fail, it deserves the Standard Oil treatment. As far as industries go, if there’s some sort of systematic failure within an industry that makes up a large part of our economy (say, banking) - or is tied to many parts of our economy (say, trucking) - we’re fucked. The point of regulation is to, at the very least, minimize the effects of the potential disaster (there’s not much we can do, for example, if diesel fuel supplies drop or a bad batch of rubber gets used for tires and completely screws up trucking for a month).

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 10:41:31am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 10:42:00am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

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KGxvi  May 3, 2017 • 10:42:41am

re: #282 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

LOL! I love the show, but it drove me nuts to see New Mexico terrain and wonder how in the world they got people to believe it was Wyoming.

Try living in southern California with movies set here. It never makes sense. My classic example is the final chase scene in Gone in 60 Seconds… it makes no damn sense to anyone who knows the area.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:42:44am

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 10:43:05am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

[“Frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought.”]

Just like the Civil War!

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jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 10:43:27am

Careless, and couldn’t care less.

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Charles Johnson  May 3, 2017 • 10:43:54am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 10:44:42am

re: #316 Charles Johnson

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makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 10:45:19am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

President Trump says of decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict: “Frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought.”

Every bit as simple as health care repeal.
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jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 10:46:27am

The old disappearing healthcare trick.

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:47:13am

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 10:47:13am

re: #316 Charles Johnson

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KGxvi  May 3, 2017 • 10:47:32am

re: #315 jaunte

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Careless, and couldn’t care less.

they were vetted, we had them fill out this form, it was the best form, asked all the questions, believe me, we know what’s going on… It’s really simple to, frankly, all the information is there on one page

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Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 10:48:21am

re: #279 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

I’m a visual learner. It worked really well with textbooks, especially if we were allowed to use them for open book tests because I remembered approximately where in a book I saw something and whether it was on the right or left page.

I know!!! I can see things on the page.

Audio books have helped me tremendously.

324
lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 10:49:20am

Again with this bullshit.

Were the emails send properly categorized as classified, or are we talking about the same misidentified emails that were identified as confidential in the margins, and therefore not classified?

Because I’m betting it’s still the latter.

325
jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 10:50:13am

re: #321 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

“There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.”

Ivanka and her daddy have demonstrated that they’re more followers of Aleister Crowley than any branch of Christianity.

326
Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 10:50:19am
327
FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 10:50:49am

How likely is it that your “choice” will already be hammered into your employment contract, and that you’re more than likely never going to see most of that “comp time” you’re owed?

“…The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would allow employees to swap overtime pay for “comp time,” a rules change congressional Republicans have tried to push through for more than two decades.

Here’s what you need to know about the Working Families Flexibility Act — and how it might affect you.

How would it work?
If you’re an eligible private-sector hourly worker, the bill would give you a choice: Do you want time-and-a-half pay when you clock extra hours? Or do you want to trade that for an hour-and-a-half of comp time you can bank and request to use at a later date?…”

328
Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 10:51:33am

Another day in ‘Merica

329
FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 10:53:30am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 10:55:18am

re: #327 FormerDirtDart

How likely is it that your “choice” will already be hammered into your employment contract, and that you’re more than likely never going to see most of that “comp time” you’re owed?

[Embedded content]

Your hours will be limited to 40/wk

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 10:55:31am

re: #324 lawhawk

Cute photo of Huma. Is she available? I never send dick pics to anyone, so I’m already a step up from her ex.

332
ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 10:59:32am

re: #302 wrenchwench

Music by Ry Cooder!

I still remember his haunting steady note slide guitar work on Paris Texas. I never knew a slide guitar could be a film sound track. The guy is a master of slide and I am not forgetting his great blues picking styles, etc. But that slide…

A little taste for memory sake.

Ry Cooder - Houston in two seconds (Paris Texas OST)

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 11:00:07am
334
lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 11:00:22am

Figures that she’d plagiarize herself (or her ghostwriter got lazy).

335
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 11:01:59am

re: #333 The Vicious Babushka

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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 11:02:13am

re: #334 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Figures that she’d plagiarize herself (or her ghostwriter got lazy).

Anyone run her book through one of those plagiarism checkers?

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 11:04:23am
338
FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 11:04:56am
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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:05:50am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

[Embedded content]

Everythang is so easy for The Trump…until it is not. And then the Fat Orange Menace will cry about how hard it is and Obama made it so.

Same shit different day. At some point America is going to learn he is just a lying puss bag of excuses. And because of his character and lack thereof he will be the most ineffective President ever. And he will have an excuse for that too.

340
FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 11:05:53am

Bernie Bros and purity pundits now have a sad…

341
KGxvi  May 3, 2017 • 11:05:54am

re: #327 FormerDirtDart

How likely is it that your “choice” will already be hammered into your employment contract, and that you’re more than likely never going to see most of that “comp time” you’re owed?

[Embedded content]

This is something that actually wouldn’t be a bad idea for people working in construction. You might have a stretch where you’re working 50-60 hours a week and then a month later you’re looking at 30 hours a week. But there definitely need to be some safeguards put in place to make it feasible (I say this as someone who has done wage and hour litigation in the past).

Things that I’d include, just off the top of my head: the election of comp time would have to be in writing and could be changed at anytime; an employee could not be terminated for refusing to do comp time; if an employee quits or is terminated, all comp time must be paid on the final paycheck (like vacation time)

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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 11:06:41am

re: #340 FormerDirtDart

Bernie Bros and purity pundits now have a sad…

[Embedded content]

THAT MONSTER!1!! WHY ISN’T HE PROTESTING AT A BARRICADE?!!??!?!!

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jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 11:07:25am
344
Belafon  May 3, 2017 • 11:07:31am

Charles (assuming you’re around),

An updated on my investigation on why I have trouble with LGF in Invincea. I am having trouble on this page (the reply and quote buttons don’t work, and when I post a comment it takes me back to the front page). The page prior to this works, as do all of the pages up until the previous Bob Cesca Show page. The good pages contain either pictures or Youtube videos. The pages I’m having trouble with have embedded audio.

345
The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 11:07:51am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 11:08:14am

re: #338 FormerDirtDart

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:08:53am

re: #315 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Careless, and couldn’t care less.

People need to figure out that a bad record as a bad person is what Trump is looking for in people.

Look at his administration and you are viewing a rogues gallery.

348
Birth Control Works  May 3, 2017 • 11:09:35am

bbl

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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 11:09:38am

re: #345 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

He had a serious girlfriend by the time he turned 28 (when he met Michelle)?! OUTRAGE IMPEACH!!!!

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Stanley Sea  May 3, 2017 • 11:09:42am

re: #326 Dr. Matt

[Embedded content]

Today is just fucked.

Tomorrow may be worse.

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 11:12:08am

re: #345 The Vicious Babushka

Barack Obama proposed to a serious girlfriend before he met his eventual wife Michelle, according to a new biography cbsnews.com pic.twitter.com

— CBS News

Now it comes out!!! Why were we not given this extreme vetting information before we elected him??!?!??!?!]

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FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 11:13:02am

I wonder if Ted Cruz is aware of this…

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jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 11:14:34am

“…The Alabama Senate voted to adopt House Joint Resolution 78 (PDF) on a voice vote on May 2, 2017, joining the Alabama House of Representatives, which voted to adopt the resolution in April 2017.

The resolution ostensibly urges state and local education authorities to promote the academic freedom of science teachers in the state’s public schools. “Biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, and human cloning” are specifically identified as controversial.”

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 11:14:58am

re: #350 Stanley Sea

Today is just fucked.

Tomorrow may be worse.

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 11:14:59am

re: #334 lawhawk

Figures that she’d plagiarize herself (or her ghostwriter got lazy).

Not the exact same quote. One has the —, and one doesn’t.

////

356
jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 11:15:21am

They forgot human-animal chimeras.

357
FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 11:17:21am

Am I the only one that thinks he’s giving himself awards?

358
jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 11:17:56am

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

Melted horse head?

359
Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 11:18:21am

re: #353 jaunte

Only “controversial”? I thought they’d declare those terms to be anathema.

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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 11:18:55am

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

Am I the only one that thinks he’s giving himself awards?

[Embedded content]

No, especially since a Google search returned no relevant results for him getting an award.

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Alephnaught  May 3, 2017 • 11:19:14am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Frankly, maybe” sounds like the possible title of a future autobiography by Noel Gallagher. (Of Oasis fame- their debut album was “Definitely Maybe “)

Also: “Frankly, maybe”? Is that like “definitely possibly pregnant”?

362
jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 11:19:30am

re: #359 Sir John Barron

I think the feeling there is that anything that causes argument should be avoided.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 11:19:32am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 3, 2017 • 11:19:51am
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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:20:00am

re: #340 FormerDirtDart

Bernie Bros and purity pundits now have a sad…

[Embedded content]

Hah. I was waiting for something like that to come out. People were so ready to jump on him for taking bucks for speaking. When I first heard about the $400,000 speech I commented we need to see what he would do with the money. I trusted him to be altruistic because Obama is a good man.

All of his critics were thinking how they would react with the money…selfish. It says more about them than about him.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 3, 2017 • 11:21:20am

re: #312 KGxvi

Try living in southern California with movies set here. It never makes sense. My classic example is the final chase scene in Gone in 60 Seconds… it makes no damn sense to anyone who knows the area.

Films set in DC and the suburbs drive me nuts.

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FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 11:21:33am

re: #365 ObserverArt

Hah. I was waiting for something like that to come out. People were so ready to jump on him for taking bucks for speaking. When I first heard about the $400,000 speech I commented we need to see what he would do with the money. I trusted him to be altruistic because Obama is a good man.

All of his critics were thinking how they would react with the money…selfish. It says more about them than about him.

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 11:22:26am

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

Am I the only one that thinks he’s giving himself awards?

[Embedded content]

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jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 11:24:37am

If a group wants to control every piece of information you receive, it’s a cult.

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:24:57am

re: #352 FormerDirtDart

I wonder if Ted Cruz is aware of this…

[Embedded content]

Well, it would be the first time he was aware of anything.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 3, 2017 • 11:26:24am

re: #369 jaunte

[Embedded content]

If a group wants to control every piece of information you receive, it’s a cult.

The CBO is controlled by a radical commie libtard appointed by Paul Ryan./

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jaunte  May 3, 2017 • 11:26:27am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 11:26:45am

re: #369 jaunte

[Embedded content]

If a group wants to control every piece of information you receive, it’s a cult.

Conservatism has been a cult for many years.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 3, 2017 • 11:27:17am

re: #334 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Figures that she’d plagiarize herself (or her ghostwriter got lazy).

Or, figured no one would read that far. Kinda like the description of the book of Tenses for Time Travelers in Hitchhiker’s Guide (or Restaurant at the End of the Universe) where the publishers stopped printing the variant tenses because no one would ever use them or read that far in the book.

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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:28:28am

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

Am I the only one that thinks he’s giving himself awards?

[Embedded content]

What is that, The Glass Buzzard???

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 3, 2017 • 11:29:22am
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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:30:21am

re: #360 Timothy Watson

No, especially since a Google search returned no relevant results for him getting an award.

His twit page says “Award Winning Journalist.” It didn’t say he bestowed it on himself.

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electrotek  May 3, 2017 • 11:30:23am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t ever want to hear wingnuts cry about human rights of Muslim countries if they continue to support this administration after this.

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lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 11:30:27am
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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:32:39am

re: #367 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Bernie? Liz?

Got anything to say…maybe to take back?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 3, 2017 • 11:33:32am
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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:33:35am

re: #369 jaunte

[Embedded content]

If a group wants to control every piece of information you receive, it’s a cult.

Or a gang.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 11:34:43am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

384
Romantic Heretic  May 3, 2017 • 11:34:46am

re: #312 KGxvi

Same here in Toronto. I remember watching a car chase on a TV series filmed here. One shot was through a road near a college campus. Next the cars are barrelling past City Hall, which is miles from the first shot.

I’m surprised I got my eyes to unroll.

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Timothy Watson  May 3, 2017 • 11:34:48am

re: #381 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Great, another illiterate.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 11:34:57am
387
EPR-radar  May 3, 2017 • 11:37:17am

re: #386 The Vicious Babushka

The Racist Keebler Elf (Sessions) really is a thin-skinned piece of shit.

388
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 11:38:00am

re: #387 EPR-radar

The Racist Keebler Elf (Sessions) really is a thin-skinned piece of shit.

This is how authoritarians are.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 3, 2017 • 11:39:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 3, 2017 • 11:39:40am
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ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:39:42am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

What is that old saying?

Ah yes…if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.

Well it worked for Trump. America fell for it.

America really is dying isn’t it?

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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 11:40:05am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Tillerson says US no more will condition foreign relationships on countries adopting US values such as human rights]

Take THAT, Jimmy Carter!

393
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 11:40:59am

re: #391 ObserverArt

What is that old saying?

Ah yes…if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.

Well it worked for Trump. America fell for it.

America really is dying isn’t it?

Maybe, but America traditionally swings back and forth as civilized people and right-wing monsters take turns over-reaching.

394
lawhawk  May 3, 2017 • 11:41:13am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 11:41:40am
396
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 3, 2017 • 11:42:20am
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Romantic Heretic  May 3, 2017 • 11:42:51am

re: #325 jaunte

That goes back to Athens.

The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.

Athenians to the Melians just before they killed all the Melian men and enslaved all the Melian women and children.

The Persians, that is the Achaemenids, get a bad rap thanks to the Greeks writing most of the history of that time. But I’d rather live in the Persian Empire than Greece. Slavery was illegal there, and they didn’t care how you worshipped as long as you recognized the Shahanshah as the Emperor.

398
Romantic Heretic  May 3, 2017 • 11:44:08am

re: #326 Dr. Matt

If Trumpcare passes we’ll discover how much it will help elected representatives torn to pieces by irate citizens.

399
ObserverArt  May 3, 2017 • 11:45:01am

Frustration level now exceeding maximum. Time to do anything else but hear about politics. Later.

Bashing drums sounds like a good thing.

400
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 11:45:16am

re: #396 Backwoods_Sleuth

401
Romantic Heretic  May 3, 2017 • 11:46:12am

re: #327 FormerDirtDart

Working Families Flexibility Screwed Over Royally Act

What the acts really about.

Serfdom, here we come.

402
Backwoods_Sleuth  May 3, 2017 • 11:46:31am
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Barefoot Grin  May 3, 2017 • 11:46:39am

re: #383 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

[Embedded content]

So much for American exceptionalism.

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unproven innocence  May 3, 2017 • 11:47:50am

re: #384 Romantic Heretic

Same here in Toronto. I remember watching a car chase on a TV series filmed here. One shot was through a road near a college campus. Next the cars are barrelling past City Hall, which is miles from the first shot.

I’m surprised I got my eyes to unroll.

Sometimes I count skidmarks to estimate how many dry runs a scene required. And in one car chase scene of an old Hawaii Five-0, I saw the lead car lose its hubcaps when cornering —all of five hubcaps fell off.

405
majii  May 3, 2017 • 11:49:30am

I’m trying to keep my mind occupied today, and I’m failing miserably. I lost my precious four-legged mixed Chihuahua last night. After his dinner, I let him out to use the bathroom, and while he was out, he was attacked by two other dogs while he was in our own yard. I called for him, and when he didn’t show up, I got into my car to see if he’d gone to a neighbor’s house. I didn’t see him there, but as I turned into my driveway, I saw him laying on the left side of it. When I checked him, he was still alive, so I put him on the backseat and went in search of an emergency animal hospital. None were open. I lost my baby, and I am inconsolable. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, and I can do nothing except think of how he should be here with me. I buried him in the backyard behind my garage because I know he wouldn’t like being buried in a sunny spot. I also had to make the difficult call to tell my daughter that he’d died. I am having a very, very, very bad day. One thing I am going to do is advocate for an emergency animal hospital on my side of the city. No one should have to drive for miles and miles, calling vets whose websites say they provide emergency animal care and discover that they’re closed. I am so sad today. My baby Winston didn’t deserve to be attacked by a set of roaming dogs in his neighborhood, in his own yard and die because of it.

406
Belafon  May 3, 2017 • 11:50:16am

#402 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’d heard the bill punishes states that continue to provide abortions.

407
FormerDirtDart  May 3, 2017 • 11:51:22am
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wrenchwench  May 3, 2017 • 11:51:46am

re: #405 majii

{{{{{majii}}}}}

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The Vicious Babushka  May 3, 2017 • 11:52:08am

re: #405 majii

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{majii}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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unproven innocence  May 3, 2017 • 11:52:15am

re: #405 majii

{ majii }

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Franklin  May 3, 2017 • 11:52:39am

re: #405 majii

I am so heartbroken for you. I can’t even imagine. I don’t have the words that will make you feel better. I don’t think anyone does, dogs are family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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Sir John Barron  May 3, 2017 • 11:53:21am

re: #405 majii

I’m trying to keep my mind occupied today, and I’m failing miserably. I lost my precious four-legged mixed Chihuahua last night. After his dinner, I let him out to use the bathroom, and while he was out, he was attacked by two other dogs while he was in our own yard. I called for him, and when he didn’t show up, I got into my car to see if he’d gone to a neighbor’s house. I didn’t see him there, but as I turned into my driveway, I saw him laying on the left side of it. When I checked him, he was still alive, so I put him on the backseat and went in search of an emergency animal hospital. None were open. I lost my baby, and I am inconsolable. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, and I can do nothing except think of how he should be here with me. I buried him in the backyard behind my garage because I know he wouldn’t like being buried in a sunny spot. I also had to make the difficult call to tell my daughter that he’d died. I am having a very, very, very bad day. One thing I am going to do is advocate for an emergency animal hospital on my side of he city. No one should have to drive for miles and miles, calling vets whose websites say they provide emergency animal care and discover that they’re closed. I am so sad today. My baby Winston didn’t deserve to be attacked by a set of roaming dogs in his neighborhood, in his own yard and die because of it.

Wow, I’m so sorry.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 11:54:58am

re: #405 majii

Sorry to hear about your loss. It seems like euthanizing all the wild dogs should be the priority, though emergency vets are good to have too. Where I live, any animal out without a collar, or dog off a leash, is likely to be picked up by animal control

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BeachDem  May 3, 2017 • 11:55:35am

re: #379 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Why are they hyping a week-old article? Didn’t suffer enough ridicule when it first came out?

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Dr. Matt  May 3, 2017 • 11:57:34am

re: #398 Romantic Heretic

If Trumpcare passes we’ll discover how much it will help elected representatives torn to pieces by irate citizens.

I would take an act of God for Trumpcare to pass the Senate. Pathetically childish Trump just wants to tout “a victory”. To him, the House passing Trumpcare is a “victory”.

416
Romantic Heretic  May 3, 2017 • 11:57:43am

re: #405 majii

I’m so sorry for your loss.

417
Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  May 3, 2017 • 12:03:33pm

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

“New” media? Bwahahahaha.

418
Puss Power  May 3, 2017 • 12:05:07pm

re: #405 majii

So sorry, majii.

419
makeitstop  May 3, 2017 • 12:08:17pm

re: #405 majii

{{{{{{majii}}}}}}

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 3, 2017 • 12:11:43pm

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

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scottslemmons  May 3, 2017 • 12:49:53pm

re: #405 majii

I’m trying to keep my mind occupied today, and I’m failing miserably. I lost my precious four-legged mixed Chihuahua last night. After his dinner, I let him out to use the bathroom, and while he was out, he was attacked by two other dogs while he was in our own yard. I called for him, and when he didn’t show up, I got into my car to see if he’d gone to a neighbor’s house. I didn’t see him there, but as I turned into my driveway, I saw him laying on the left side of it. When I checked him, he was still alive, so I put him on the backseat and went in search of an emergency animal hospital. None were open. I lost my baby, and I am inconsolable. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, and I can do nothing except think of how he should be here with me. I buried him in the backyard behind my garage because I know he wouldn’t like being buried in a sunny spot. I also had to make the difficult call to tell my daughter that he’d died. I am having a very, very, very bad day. One thing I am going to do is advocate for an emergency animal hospital on my side of the city. No one should have to drive for miles and miles, calling vets whose websites say they provide emergency animal care and discover that they’re closed. I am so sad today. My baby Winston didn’t deserve to be attacked by a set of roaming dogs in his neighborhood, in his own yard and die because of it.

Many, many, many sympathies. :(

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Jay C  May 3, 2017 • 1:30:12pm

re: #405 majii

So sorry, majii: hard enough enough to lose an animal companion, must be even harder when it’s to traumatic violence.
Condolences

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Major Tom  May 3, 2017 • 1:30:43pm

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

Is that a turkey head?

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Jebediah, RBG  May 4, 2017 • 9:52:25am

re: #405 majii

I am so sorry. Losing a beloved companion is hard no matter how it happens, but you have been given an extra helping of shit. I wish there was something I could do for you.


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How Militias Became the Private Police for White Supremacists Magazine Guns to a protest? Clubs? We can not tolerate anti American militias. The bloody weekend in Charlottesville that began with several hundred chanting white supremacists on a torch-lit march will long be remembered for the searing image of a ...
Unshaken Defiance
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Starting in 2018, Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty Can Be Transported by EMS to Veterinary Clinics ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Ambulances are for people. It’s always been the law of the land. In Illinois, it'll soon be "almost always". Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed House Bill 2661, Tuesday. It will allow police dogs to ...
Birth Control Works
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The New War on Birth Control - Pacific Standard Although it wasn't clear at the time, the attack on Phillips marked the beginning of a new anti-contraception movement—conceived in the U.S., but unfolding in Africa, where women's frustrations with the dearth of safe, effective family planning options are ...
Birth Control Works
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M83 - Do It, Try It (David Wilson Video) M83 - Do It, Try It video by David Wilson. Following the video's premiere at Sundance Next Fest it is now available to watch online. The track is taken from M83's seventh studio album Junk, available to buy & ...
Thanos
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Marvel’s the Defenders It’s all coming together. Learn about The Defenders from the stars themselves: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones. Marvel’s The Defenders premieres globally August 18, 2017, only on Netflix. Watch The Defenders on Netflix: netflix.com SUBSCRIBE: ...
Thanos
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AG Madigan Issues Guidelines for Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes “We took a comprehensive look at why sexual assault survivors rarely report their crimes to law enforcement, and it was clear that our criminal justice system can and must respond, investigate and better support survivors,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
Birth Control Works
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