France Says “Non!” to the Far Right, Overwhelmingly Rejects Marine Le Pen for Emmanuel Macron

Trump’s and Putin’s endorsements and a last-minute hacking attack didn’t help Le Pen
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Here’s a piece of good news from across the pond, where France has voted overwhelmingly to elect Emmanual Macron and hand the leader of the fascist Front National, Marine Le Pen, a decisive defeat.

So as America continues its descent into a far right nightmare nation led by the corrupt Trump gang, France won’t be joining us. Congratulations to France, but woe to the United States.

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HappyWarrior  May 7, 2017 • 11:14:32am

Great news!

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Skip Intro  May 7, 2017 • 11:14:43am

France had three horrible choices and one not so bad. They chose wisely.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 11:15:00am
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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 11:15:54am
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DanielKi  May 7, 2017 • 11:16:21am

re: #3 FormerDirtDart

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She’s presidential now! Redo the vote!

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 11:17:36am
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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 11:18:37am

long thread

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Teukka  May 7, 2017 • 11:18:38am

re: #4 Nyet

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You thinking of payback for the hacking interference?

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peguyjaures  May 7, 2017 • 11:19:51am

From France, a really big thank you to America. Trump worked great as a vaccine (he is universally despised here). :)
Now maybe we can help you remove that orange stain - as of tonight, the French criminal system and intelligence services have already started looking into the so-called MacronLeaks. Interesting stuff might turn up…

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S'latch  May 7, 2017 • 11:20:11am

Vive La France!

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Dr Lizardo  May 7, 2017 • 11:21:03am

Glad to see Macron won; a big sigh of relief.

There was another, smaller election today as well, in Germany, where Merkel’s party did very well - it looks like Angela Merkel may well be on her way to a fourth term as Chancellor.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives secured a strong win Sunday in state polls in northern Germany, early results showed, giving a boost to her bid to retain power in September’s national elections.

Voters in the small, northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on the Baltic Sea handed her CDU party 33.3 percent, while the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) clinched 26.5 percent, latest results showed.

The vote outcome marked a blow for the Social Democrats who had earlier this year seen a surge in support since new leader Martin Schulz was chosen in February.

But this enthusiasm appeared to be fading, and Schulz’s supporters are increasingly fearful that the momentum he had been surfing on will not carry him into the chancellery, which Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have held since 2005.

yahoo.com

Common sense seems to be prevailing here in Europe - let’s hope it stays that way.

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451_Montag  May 7, 2017 • 11:21:04am

re: #9 peguyjaures

From France, a really big thank you to America. Trump worked great as a vaccine (he is universally despised here). :)
Now maybe we can help you remove that orange stain - as of tonight, the French criminal system and intelligence services have already started looking into the so-called MacronLeaks. Interesting stuff might turn up…

Oh yeah. I fully expect them to release everything they turn up, including anything on Trump.

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 11:22:18am

re: #8 Teukka

Macron has learned all too well who his enemies are.

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jhncsy  May 7, 2017 • 11:22:49am

Oh, jesus. The last time I checked, someone from France mentioned that they heard participation was down. I was terrified that we were looking at a repeat.

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Patricia Kayden  May 7, 2017 • 11:24:29am

So glad for France!! It wasn’t even close. Wikileaks and Russian hackers met their match in Macron and French voters.

re: #11 Dr Lizardo

Good to hear about Merkel. She is now officially the Leader of the Free World since there is no way that an ignoramus like Trump can claim that lofty position.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 11:24:42am

re: #9 peguyjaures

From France, a really big thank you to America. Trump worked great as a vaccine (he is universally despised here). :)
Now maybe we can help you remove that orange stain - as of tonight, the French criminal system and intelligence services have already started looking into the so-called MacronLeaks. Interesting stuff might turn up…

heh

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peguyjaures  May 7, 2017 • 11:24:50am

I’m actually eagerly waiting for Trump’s tweets on this one…

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DanielKi  May 7, 2017 • 11:25:12am

re: #11 Dr Lizardo

There was another, smaller election today as well, in Germany, where Merkel’s party did very well - it looks like Angela Merkel may well be on her way to a fourth term as Chancellor.

I don’t think this should be viewed in the same light. There is still such a thing as “normal” elections, and I for one would have been happy if the coalition led by the Social Democrats had held in Schleswig-Holstein.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 11:25:50am

...

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HappyWarrior  May 7, 2017 • 11:25:55am

A hearty fuck you is in order to Assenge.

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 11:26:11am

Sore loser.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 7, 2017 • 11:26:34am

re: #11 Dr Lizardo

Glad to see Macron won; a big sigh of relief.

There was another, smaller election today as well, in Germany, where Merkel’s party did very well - it looks like Angela Merkel may well be on her way to a fourth term as Chancellor.

Germany has an annoyingly decentralized system of elections, there are always some sort of local or state elections going on here. (Three state elections this year and the National elections in September, but that does not count the local and regional ones, or the mayoral elections in various towns and cities)

But for that, there are no issues with voter registration: everyone has a (mandatory) ID, and a single registered address.

You just show up at your local polling place (which is often the pub in smaller villages),
and they check your name off a list. You are already registered.

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BigPapa  May 7, 2017 • 11:28:23am

re: #21 Nyet

He’s triggered.

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Skip Intro  May 7, 2017 • 11:29:34am

re: #21 Nyet

Sore loser.

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Shouldn’t he be working his way through a carton of ciggys? I for one would be happy to contribute to a fund that would buy Paul 7 cartons week, provided he went through a carton a day.

Same thing goes for Rush Limbaugh.

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Fineday  May 7, 2017 • 11:29:50am

re: #9 peguyjaures

From France, a really big thank you to America. Trump worked great as a vaccine (he is universally despised here). :)
Now maybe we can help you remove that orange stain - as of tonight, the French criminal system and intelligence services have already started looking into the so-called MacronLeaks. Interesting stuff might turn up…

And a heartfelt merci! from Denmark to France for sending such a strong signal that egalite, liberte and fraternity are still core values to you.

Thank you so much!

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peguyjaures  May 7, 2017 • 11:30:06am

Also regarding some people’s worries about Germany - Merkel is only threatened by the social-democrats, who are as staunchly Europhile as she is - so either way Germany is safe.
I’m from a French town across the German border, and last spring the German tabloid Bild was running front covers about “How can YOU help refugees?”, followed by tips as of how to take action locally… When you get *this* from what is basically their trash press, I think you can assume it is safe… :)

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Dr Lizardo  May 7, 2017 • 11:30:15am

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You just show up at your local polling place (which is often the pub in smaller villages),
and they check your name off a list. You are already registered.

Heh, it’s the same thing here in small villages as well. I went out to a village several years ago and the local pub (hospoda in Czech) also doubled as the city hall. There’s a village about 22 km from here where the city hall is located at the train station, LOL.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 11:31:22am
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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 11:31:26am
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DanielKi  May 7, 2017 • 11:32:11am

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You just show up at your local polling place (which is often the pub in smaller villages),
and they check your name off a list. You are already registered.

And on top of that, it’s always on a Sunday. Although in cities the polling places tend to be schools or kindergartens, not pubs. :D

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 11:32:17am

re: #11 Dr Lizardo

Glad to see Macron won; a big sigh of relief.

There was another, smaller election today as well, in Germany, where Merkel’s party did very well - it looks like Angela Merkel may well be on her way to a fourth term as Chancellor.

yahoo.com

Common sense seems to be prevailing here in Europe - let’s hope it stays that way.

Two things happened to make sure of that: Brexit and Trump.

Merkel will be the new Leader of the Free World. Congrats, Angela.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 11:33:04am

re: #20 HappyWarrior

A hearty fuck you is in order to Assenge.

And an ungraceful exit from the embassy he has taken up residence in.

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 11:34:41am

I am very happy for France and Germany. Hopefully America will follow the example of these two countries shortly.

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Citizen K  May 7, 2017 • 11:36:56am

re: #33 PhillyPretzel

I am very happy for France and Germany. Hopefully America will follow the example of these two countries shortly.

Considering the current prevailing party won partially off of fearmongering off those two countries and their supposed ‘immigrant hellholes’, I won’t hold my breath.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 7, 2017 • 11:37:57am

Mercí Le Bon Dieu!

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 11:38:06am

re: #34 Citizen K

I am not holding my breath but I remain optimistic.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 7, 2017 • 11:38:15am

Looks like the fascist assholes in France got grabbed by their collective pussy as Macron moved on them like a bitch.

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 11:38:49am
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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 11:39:12am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 11:39:13am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

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Millions of illegals voted in France!!

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BigPapa  May 7, 2017 • 11:39:32am

re: #37 GlutenFreeJesus

Looks like the fascist assholes in France got grabbed by their collective pussy as Macron moved on them like a bitch.

That’s very presidential. Bigly.

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Jay C  May 7, 2017 • 11:39:33am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

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Probably (sadly true): I wonder what DT would tweet (obviously, as soon as he’s in off the golf course): bland congratulations, or nasty BS about a “rigged” election and “fake voters”?

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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 11:39:41am

Now Le Pen has to pay all of those Russian loans back. I hope it sucks to be her.

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Teukka  May 7, 2017 • 11:41:19am

re: #43 stpaulbear

Now Le Pen has to pay all of those Russian loans back. I hope it sucks to be her.

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 11:41:29am

re: #38 Charles Johnson

I will lift a glass of Mouton-Cadet in honor of it. /half

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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 11:41:30am

Afternoon Lizardim.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 11:43:08am

I am very heartened by the election results. For the entirety of Europe, of course, but personally, as well.

My husband and I are taking our first actual vacation together (his first ever real vacation) that is not tied around my annual corporate conference or surrounding some work related trip. We are taking a river cruise. We originally wanted to take the Paris-Normandy round trip but we wouldn’t do it if LePen won. We were going to do the Amsterdam to Basel route instead.

But both of us really wanted to do the French route, but wouldn’t give France the tourist dollars because we both felt that would be rewarding the kind of society we couldn’t ever support in any fashion, including our measly tourist dollars.

We are going to spend an extra 4-8 days in Paris, as well. Hubby is going to do all the usual touristy stuff, but since I have been to Paris a couple of times, I am going to take some French cooking classes.

We are both unbelievably excited!

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 11:43:56am

re: #37 GlutenFreeJesus

Looks like the fascist assholes in France got grabbed by their collective pussy as Macron moved on them like a bitch.

Tweet that. That’s awesome!

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Bubblehead II  May 7, 2017 • 11:44:34am

re: #46 thedopefishlives

Afternoon Lizardim.

And a good afternoon to you as well.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 11:44:40am

re: #47 MsJ

Tres bien mon ami!

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sagehen  May 7, 2017 • 11:45:30am

re: #31 MsJ

Two things happened to make sure of that: Brexit and Trump.

Merkel will be the new Leader of the Free World. Congrats, Angela.

The reason Flight 93 fought back… is because they had information the people on earlier flights didn’t. They had examples to look to.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  May 7, 2017 • 11:46:34am

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

Millions of illegals voted in France!!

“Those **cking Mexicans!!!”
—typical Tea Bagger Trumpist

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Dr Lizardo  May 7, 2017 • 11:49:25am

re: #43 stpaulbear

Now Le Pen has to pay all of those Russian loans back. I hope it sucks to be her.

She’s also under investigation for misuse of EU funds.

Add to that, I’d say there’s a possibility the DGSE might start making inquiries about the recent hacks against Macron, and exploring the possibility that FN might have had some tangential connection, and I wouldn’t want to be her for all the whiskey in Ireland.

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 11:53:17am

re: #47 MsJ

(his first ever real vacation)

I hope that works out great for him. And you!

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ericblair  May 7, 2017 • 11:53:35am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

Add to that, I’d say there’s a possibility the DGSE might start making inquiries about the recent hacks against Macron, and exploring the possibility that FN might have had some tangential connection, and I wouldn’t want to be her for all the whiskey in Ireland.

I’d also assume that some US-based assholes have committed felonies under French law, and France might want to get them extradited and have un petit mot ou trois avec eux. Unless I’m mistaken, this is a matter for the judiciary and not the executive branch.

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HappyWarrior  May 7, 2017 • 11:55:30am

re: #43 stpaulbear

Now Le Pen has to pay all of those Russian loans back. I hope it sucks to be her.

Yep!

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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 11:56:50am
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BeachDem  May 7, 2017 • 11:59:06am

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, posted: “Congratulations @EmmanuelMacron. Congratulations to French people for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news.”

That’s gonna hurt some folks…(heh)

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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 12:00:16pm

re: #58 BeachDem

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, posted: “Congratulations @EmmanuelMacron. Congratulations to French people for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news.”

That’s gonna hurt some folks…(heh)

Let it. I have absolutely no concern for the fragile emotions of the walking talking yam.

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 12:02:05pm

So, have the Bros began frothing yet over a banker winning the presidency of France?

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Skip Intro  May 7, 2017 • 12:02:13pm

re: #58 BeachDem

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, posted: “Congratulations @EmmanuelMacron. Congratulations to French people for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news.”

That’s gonna hurt some folks…(heh)

No it won’t because their fake news will never report it.

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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 12:02:48pm

re: #61 Skip Intro

No it won’t because their fake news will never report it.

Wonder if Drumpf has called Marine Le Pen yet to congratulate her for winning her election by the hugest margin in French history.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 12:05:07pm

re: #54 wrenchwench

I hope that works out great for him. And you!

Thank you!

It’s so odd to me that a guy who is 60 has never taken a vacation. He owns a small business and while he has an office manager, she cannot do the work he does, so when he doesn’t work, he doesn’t make money. In the 30 years he has owned that business, he has never had a sick day and never taken a day off.

When he went with me to my first company conference (and we took a mini-vacation with it as we always do), he was beyond nervous. He said a few days before he might not be able to go. All the way to the airport, he was freaking out about his business. Half-way through the 6 days he was gone, he was like…nothing burned? I can actually take time away? The second conference he went to with me was less disconcerting for him but still so. When the third one rolled around he was eager to go. He took some business calls while he was gone and realized that by giving his customer’s notice that he was going to be gone and making sure everything was all set before he left, he actually could leave and his business wouldn’t collapse.

I used to travel extensively for work so every weekend I was away was a vacation to me. I went white water rafting in Washington, would go to museums, all kinds of things…and every single European work trip I took included a week or so of vacation time after the work was done.

So, for us, this vacation is a really BFD. For him because he is actually taking one and is not stressing about being gone for 2 1/2 weeks. For me that I am “making” him take it and that he is actually looking forward to it.

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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 12:05:56pm

Way OT:

In September of 1981, Twin Tone Records in Minneapolis sponsored a week’s worth of local bands at 7th Street Entry (a small room next to First Avenue) and recorded all of the gigs. The band I was in was part of that. Some of the music, especially The Replacements and Husker Du, showed up on YouTube, but most of the stuff had been unreleased until a couple days ago. One of the videos that they just released was our entire set. Wow.

I cringe a bit when I watch it. We’re extremely 1980, very angst-y, and I’d like to have a do-over on a lot of my playing, but it is also cool to have this stuff released. The band put out a couple records (I’m only on one of them) that have never appeared on CD, so this is basically the only digital record available.

If you go to the twintonedigital homepage, there are other sets there too so you can get an idea of what the Minneapolis (non-funk) scene sounded like in 1981.

Fine Art - live at the 7th Street Entry (1981)

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 12:06:05pm

re: #62 thedopefishlives

Wonder if Drumpf has called Marine Le Pen yet to congratulate her for winning her election by the hugest margin in French history.

“Hey Marine, congrats on the win.”

“But Monsieur President, I lost the election by over 30 points.”

“Nonsense, Vlad assured me you were gonna win bigly. This is all just fake news.”

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 12:06:32pm
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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 12:07:32pm

re: #58 BeachDem

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, posted: “Congratulations @EmmanuelMacron. Congratulations to French people for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news.”

That’s gonna hurt some folks…(heh)

Let ‘em burn!

Oh wait…I think the appropriate response is “Fuck Your Feelings”, no? I seem to remember something about that.

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 12:09:59pm

re: #63 MsJ

Thank you!

It’s so odd to me that a guy who is 60 has never taken a vacation. He owns a small business and while he has an office manager, she cannot do the work he does, so when he doesn’t work, he doesn’t make money. In the 30 years he has owned that business, he has never had a sick day and never taken a day off.

When he went with me to my first company conference (and we took a mini-vacation with it as we always do), he was beyond nervous. He said a few days before he might not be able to go. All the way to the airport, he was freaking out about his business. Half-way through the 6 days he was gone, he was like…nothing burned? I can actually take time away? The second conference he went to with me was less disconcerting for him but still so. When the third one rolled around he was eager to go. He took some business calls while he was gone and realized that by giving his customer’s notice that he was going to be gone and making sure everything was all set before he left, he actually could leave and his business wouldn’t collapse.

I used to travel extensively for work so every weekend I was away was a vacation to me. I went white water rafting in Washington, would go to museums, all kinds of things…and every single European work trip I took included a week or so of vacation time after the work was done.

So, for us, this vacation is a really BFD. For him because he is actually taking one and is not stressing about being gone for 2 1/2 weeks. For me that I am “making” him take it and that he is actually looking forward to it.

These things take practice. Sounds like you’re both ready for the big one.

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 12:10:02pm

And really, that’s the difference between a sane nation and an insane one, Macron wins by a huge margin and doesn’t get the election yanked away because a few thousand rubes in the backwoods flipped their district to Le Pen.

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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 12:10:31pm
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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 12:10:59pm
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caseyjr  May 7, 2017 • 12:11:36pm

re: #59 thedopefishlives

Let it. I have absolutely no concern for the fragile emotions of the walking talking yam.

I’m astounded. Someone actually has a surname after a Fleetwood Mac song!

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 12:13:46pm
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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 12:14:47pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 12:15:06pm

re: #63 MsJ

And French cooking classes!!!!

I want to take a cooking vacay to Europe so bad.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 7, 2017 • 12:15:38pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

I’m having fun using Trump’s own words today.

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caseyjr  May 7, 2017 • 12:18:02pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

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re: prisonplanet, et. al.: Birds of a feather who lay with dogs wake up with strange bedfellows.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:19:01pm

re: #77 caseyjr

re: prisonplanet, et. al.: Birds of a feather who lay with dogs wake up with strange bedfellows.

…in glass houses.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 12:19:27pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

And French cooking classes!!!!

I want to take a cooking vacay to Europe so bad.

So far I have only seen pastry classes. My BIL is a travel agent and I am, for the first time ever, going to use one (him) to make all the arrangements. I am going to ask him to start looking for classes (especially in bread making because there is nothing like French bread. Nothing is like French bread!!!) And lamb. And…and…and…

(((swoon faint thud)))

I think I am a little excited.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 12:21:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:23:08pm
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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 12:23:10pm

re: #80 FormerDirtDart

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retired cynic  May 7, 2017 • 12:24:10pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does a tweet count as formal congratulations????

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:24:28pm

re: #83 retired cynic

Does a tweet count as formal congratulations????

no

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Dr Lizardo  May 7, 2017 • 12:25:02pm

re: #80 FormerDirtDart

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Heh……..no secret that Trump was rooting for Le Pen. Now that she’s gotten her ass handed to her, Trump’s likely fuming privately.

I wonder what Putin’s thinking right now? Their дезинформация campaign seems to have failed quite badly this time, and I would imagine he’s got to be concerned about retaliation.

And he’s probably wondering when Le Pen is gonna pay back all that money she owes, LOL.

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 12:25:28pm

re: #64 stpaulbear

Way OT:

In September of 1981, Twin Tone Records in Minneapolis sponsored a week’s worth of local bands at 7th Street Entry (a small room next to First Avenue) and recorded all of the gigs. The band I was in was part of that. Some of the music, especially The Replacements and Husker Du, showed up on YouTube, but most of the stuff had been unreleased until a couple days ago. One of the videos that they just released was our entire set. Wow.

I cringe a bit when I watch it. We’re extremely 1980, very angst-y, and I’d like to have a do-over on a lot of my playing, but it is also cool to have this stuff released. The band put out a couple records (I’m only on one of them) that have never appeared on CD, so this is basically the only digital record available.

If you go to the twintonedigital homepage, there are other sets there too so you can get an idea of what the Minneapolis (non-funk) scene sounded like in 1981.

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Video

If it were still 1981, I would love that. I was listening to Suburban Lawns at a local bar. This is better than I remember that as being.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 12:28:32pm
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Bubblehead II  May 7, 2017 • 12:28:33pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

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sagehen  May 7, 2017 • 12:29:15pm

re: #64 stpaulbear

Way OT:

I cringe a bit when I watch it. We’re extremely 1980, very angst-y, and I’d like to have a do-over on a lot of my playing, but it is also cool to have this stuff released. The band put out a couple records (I’m only on one of them) that have never appeared on CD, so this is basically the only digital record available.

OMG you look exactly the same, haven’t aged a bit!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 7, 2017 • 12:29:22pm
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BeachDem  May 7, 2017 • 12:30:19pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

no

And so glad that he looks “very much forward” rather than “very much backward.”
/

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Pawn of the Oppressor  May 7, 2017 • 12:34:22pm

re: #73 FormerDirtDart

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I don’t know enough about France to understand that map. Why the concentration for Le Nazi in the northeast?

I think the rest of the world getting a look at Trump may have tripped up the global Shitape strategy. The whole Russia-Trollbro-WikiLeaks-BreitNazi information structure is mainline news now, and the disinfo is getting a little bit… Unsubtle.

Daddy Vladdie told Trump to go play golf and stay off the Twittertubes this week, because the real gangsters had work to do. Unfortunately, they let the interns do the photoshopping and release scheduling over at KleptoLeaks, and the end product wasn’t effective.

(Poor Julian, I wonder if they’re holding fewer shares of Gazprom for him now.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 7, 2017 • 12:35:56pm

re: #92 Pawn of the Oppressor

I don’t know enough about France to understand that map. Why the concentration for Le Nazi in the northeast?

Industrial areas of France, their own Rust belt or Northern England. And the Alsace, rather rural and highly conservative (my ex-wife lives there, and I am sure she supported LePen)

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Jay C  May 7, 2017 • 12:37:30pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

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OK: so the Yam went for “bland pablum”. For a change.
Wonder who yanked his phone away this time?

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 12:37:36pm
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DanielKi  May 7, 2017 • 12:38:05pm

re: #92 Pawn of the Oppressor

The whole Russia-Trollbro-WikiLeaks-BreitNazi information structure is mainline news now, and the disinfo is getting a little bit… Unsubtle.

I’ve been thinking that this phenomenon should have a catchy name tagged to it. How about “FasIntern”?

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 12:39:06pm
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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 12:39:11pm

re: #89 sagehen

OMG you look exactly the same, haven’t aged a bit!

The blonde singer had been griping at me to get rid of the mustache that I wore at the time. I finally shaved it off for this gig. Everybody in the band noticed that I’d shaved it off except for the blonde singer. Shortly after this I decided fuck it and started growing a beard. I hate shaving.

I was also a seriously out-of-shape drunk back then. Also closeted because I hadn’t gotten to a place I felt safe to come out yet. I miss some stuff about those days but not a lot.

Gah! I just got to one of my favorite songs in our set and the video is out of sync with the audio. Bummer!

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Pawn of the Oppressor  May 7, 2017 • 12:39:39pm

re: #90 The Vicious Babushka

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Nice. That’s what we would be doing, if our Administration wasn’t working for the enemy. I hope France keeps its OPSEC tight so after we get rid of Trump, we can use their expertise to do some housecleaning.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 12:41:36pm

re: #79 MsJ

French sauces!!!

cooknwithclass.com

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 12:42:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:43:16pm

heh

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lockjawcanbefun  May 7, 2017 • 12:43:41pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 12:43:49pm

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

Heh……..no secret that Trump was rooting for Le Pen. Now that she’s gotten her ass handed to her, Trump’s likely fuming privately.

I wonder what Putin’s thinking right now? Their дезинформация campaign seems to have failed quite badly this time, and I would imagine he’s got to be concerned about retaliation.

And he’s probably wondering when Le Pen is gonna pay back all that money she owes, LOL.

We’ll know when LePen (or someone close to her in the FN) accidentally slips on a bar of soap and falls out of a high window.

/sorta

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 12:45:17pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

John Dean of Watergate fame?

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 12:46:25pm

re: #103 lockjawcanbefun

I hear there’s some cheap real estate in Centralia.

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 12:46:49pm

Shocker, the alt-right want to take in white people because they’re fellow fascists, but won’t take in those trying to actually get away from war and oppression.

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 12:48:17pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

I see. Hmm. Very Interesting.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 12:49:14pm
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Pawn of the Oppressor  May 7, 2017 • 12:49:48pm

re: #104 TedStriker

We’ll know when LePen (or someone close to her in the FN) accidentally slips on a bar of soap and falls out of a high window.

/sorta

There may be a small outbreak of overdoses, heart attacks, and fourth-story swan-dives among the middle management in the coming days and weeks. That’s only for the adults, though. The troll kids they pay in Bitcoin and weed, well, they’re not worth the effort…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 12:49:55pm

Is “very much forward” grammatically correct?

It looks odd to me.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 7, 2017 • 12:50:01pm

re: #64 stpaulbear

Awesome!

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 12:50:13pm
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William Lewis  May 7, 2017 • 12:51:14pm

re: #64 stpaulbear

Way OT:

In September of 1981, Twin Tone Records in Minneapolis sponsored a week’s worth of local bands at 7th Street Entry (a small room next to First Avenue) and recorded all of the gigs. The band I was in was part of that. Some of the music, especially The Replacements and Husker Du, showed up on YouTube, but most of the stuff had been unreleased until a couple days ago. One of the videos that they just released was our entire set. Wow.

I cringe a bit when I watch it. We’re extremely 1980, very angst-y, and I’d like to have a do-over on a lot of my playing, but it is also cool to have this stuff released. The band put out a couple records (I’m only on one of them) that have never appeared on CD, so this is basically the only digital record available.

If you go to the twintonedigital homepage, there are other sets there too so you can get an idea of what the Minneapolis (non-funk) scene sounded like in 1981.

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Cool! I’m trying to remember if the Urban Guerrillas were around at that point, but it’s been a long time. Off to twintone to find out then to give your set an ear.

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Skip Intro  May 7, 2017 • 12:51:34pm

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

Heh……..no secret that Trump was rooting for Le Pen. Now that she’s gotten her ass handed to her, Trump’s likely fuming privately.

I wonder what Putin’s thinking right now? Their дезинформация campaign seems to have failed quite badly this time, and I would imagine he’s got to be concerned about retaliation.

And he’s probably wondering when Le Pen is gonna pay back all that money she owes, LOL.

I hope he’s thinking of calling in those $100 million in loans to tRump’s golf courses.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:51:42pm

re: #105 PhillyPretzel

John Dean of Watergate fame?

yes

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 12:52:14pm

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

Odd indeed. It was used to make the tweet look like the uncouth one sent it. It was someone else who sent that tweet.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 12:52:54pm

re: #100 Stanley Sea

French sauces!!!

cooknwithclass.com

OMG! I know where I’ll be living every day of that vacation! Thank you so much!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:52:56pm

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

Is “very much forward” grammatically correct?

It looks odd to me.

translation problem…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:54:35pm
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retired cynic  May 7, 2017 • 12:55:46pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

What an idiot!

(NOT ABL!)

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ObserverArt  May 7, 2017 • 12:56:39pm

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

She’s also under investigation for misuse of EU funds.

Add to that, I’d say there’s a possibility the DGSE might start making inquiries about the recent hacks against Macron, and exploring the possibility that FN might have had some tangential connection, and I wouldn’t want to be her for all the whiskey in Ireland.

Awww…you cannot always control your passionate and enthusiastic backers.

From the Book of Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:56:51pm
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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 12:57:03pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shorter WikiNuts: Obama continues to be a positive force in international affairs.

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Dr Lizardo  May 7, 2017 • 12:57:46pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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WikiLeaks seems butthurt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 12:59:17pm
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BlackPearl  May 7, 2017 • 1:00:08pm

re: #79 MsJ

On a non-political forum I read, someone took classes at the Ritz and said they were great (which i guess goes without saying…) - the prices don’t look terrible either: ritzescoffier.com

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 1:00:44pm
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Skip Intro  May 7, 2017 • 1:01:30pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

translation problem…

Trump to English?

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 1:01:45pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A Russian disinformation op claiming Obama is responsible for Macron’s victory. Shocker.

/

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prairiefire  May 7, 2017 • 1:02:25pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

Grammar! Geeze, this guy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 1:02:34pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

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Seriously. Europe isn’t even a fucking country. It can’t have a Civil War.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 1:02:35pm

Very important point

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DanielKi  May 7, 2017 • 1:03:03pm

re: #130 Targetpractice

A Russian disinformation op claiming Obama is responsible for Macron’s victory. Shocker.

What’s the problem? I’d be all on board with that.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 1:03:23pm

re: #127 BlackPearl

On a non-political forum I read, someone took classes at the Ritz and said they were great (which i guess goes without saying…) - the prices don’t look terrible either: ritzescoffier.com

Oh I’d choose the Ritz for sure. Just to be there for starters!!!

Thanks for that link!

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prairiefire  May 7, 2017 • 1:03:28pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

And French cooking classes!!!!

I want to take a cooking vacay to Europe so bad.

Oooh, yes, I’ll go! To Tuscany!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 1:04:30pm

I feel sorry for the folks who will have to work security at the Obama library. You just know some idiots are going to try and vandalize that place.

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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 1:05:49pm
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Belafon  May 7, 2017 • 1:07:08pm

re: #7 FormerDirtDart

I like the “LARPing” sign. I also learned a bit of history in the replies:

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prairiefire  May 7, 2017 • 1:07:42pm

re: #135 Stanley Sea

One day I’d like to stay at the top drawer hotels in London. Claridges or somewhere.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 1:07:49pm

re: #136 prairiefire

j+naOMzjY5eFqr5RJMD6p+7hEH1S50ne8zntrgHVfWNJNJvWM4VWOCDNg0l7GhzMreJamQoCOUOdzpMlA33An6D8KTHJgt1ppOAaeHkldTtORAxHaIWui7dOK6onDcP/8APQvJ2ZrXqWOU6eQD3WbZQ8m+Uwl9mQ/UmDFpFgyQGpA+7X+HOnroOnzftvOzh31RxsYIW3WzL7U6l/dyNokQH8wcQvKhiPKTCygYapFH1HI9eCNKrcRP74MsLLvojr4rbWc8h9l8SDD+hTKgi/SxCOwph5h4fV/lKQoh740knz0shrBwfw4rGnCRxPxGtpO4F+cCqmAm8hj8+IBezfWdUA1asgta3d+Ysq963G4DP3CcCefdQ6PHj2jBZkF1iy

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 1:08:22pm

Macron crushing Le Pen like:

Punch Out!! (Wii) - Glass Joe (0:25.76) [TWR]

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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 1:09:03pm

re: #114 William Lewis

Cool! I’m trying to remember if the Urban Guerrillas were around at that point, but it’s been a long time. Off to twintone to find out then to give your set an ear.

The bass player in Fine Art was also the bass player for Urban Guerrillas. There was a period where UG’s drummer was in FA too during a period where I’d quit for a while.

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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 1:09:25pm
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prairiefire  May 7, 2017 • 1:10:32pm

re: #141 Stanley Sea

W+eDDpeG8RomZ4ddksp5Ar772sPABQyY+am2vS9UBpaCzHJh943kyOCZApXCLZJeRItLU6Uj8W97acpCnR9VgLqxKAd84knNcfS3+/mGu9sfI/N7r71qFsdAWXl0oE3LoXInnETdFr/cXZKYcXc72NLi8pj+7LlQIW2MGnJWQ5RvFBwxsSBCJS9CKK29y09rq5v3XgQ22+e/d3LuWriVAGuxOWcp19N43oONhyecchbbjBW91umK+Y+3J/Uc8imUdqCcws7pkaelb/K7eMashc/FhteMFF1LIc2S+s8OQATY0Z08QZk+MpAXgiYeBRJvjDAhoU9T5cfNNR4lYTnuQF9zOhWsg259WurGUaqFT9sVN+f7cEe5ag==

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 1:12:13pm

re: #145 prairiefire

wGvGktrbt6JSHxK8ffbbW+XzOBxaIRMVAotIDEFbu39yq+k/Rq1WDdNEplJNuR2BJs5v/HbpPSk=

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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 1:13:48pm

re: #129 Skip Intro

Trump to English?

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 1:14:18pm

So a quick look in on friends over at FR shows a lot of crying into beer and predictions of the end of France. Didn’t we hear that same shit in 2012?

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Belafon  May 7, 2017 • 1:16:26pm

re: #90 The Vicious Babushka

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This is a game that the US is going to have to learn to play. The problem, though, is that the party in power right now benefited from the interference. But it’s going to cost us big soon. I’m not just talking about elections. I’m talking about infrastructure hacking, any kind of major disruptive interference caused by cyber attacks.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 1:17:20pm

re: #79 MsJ

Just don’t do the mis en place course.

Day One; cut carrots and onions into 2mm cubes.
Day Two: no, seriously, do it properly.
Day Three: alas, you Americans don’t know metric. Do it again.
Day Four: is this some kind of protest you are launching? Do it again.
Day Five: you see that drop of water? It is the tears of my culinary ancestors. Do it again.
Day Six: I don’t care if you cut your hand, unless your hand is in 2mm cubes.
Day Seven: tell us where Mustapha hid the bomb. Also, do the carrots again.
Day Eight: Now we will move you to slightly larger cubes. Also, hold this emeter and answer some questions.
Day Nine: Gerard Depardieu doesn’t think your 2mm cubes are good enough. He told me so himself. You should take this rifle and shoot him.
Day Ten: Cooking school is over. Remember that gasoline should be poured over the highest objects in the room first, so that the excess pools on lower surfaces and the floor. After all, the chef’s art prizes economy.

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 1:22:31pm
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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 1:22:47pm

re: #127 BlackPearl

On a non-political forum I read, someone took classes at the Ritz and said they were great (which i guess goes without saying…) - the prices don’t look terrible either: ritzescoffier.com

Thank you!!!

I’m seriously tearing up here. I love you guys so much. This is honestly the best community on the internet. I’m honored to be part of it.

You all are amazing. Thank you one and all for every contribution. The richness of knowledge, thought and sharing always blows me away.

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 1:28:02pm

re: #152 MsJ

Cook’s Illustrated also has an online cooking school.
cooksillustrated.com

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 1:29:07pm

re: #137 Eclectic Cyborg

I feel sorry for the folks who will have to work security at the Obama library. You just know some idiots are going to try and vandalize that place.

South side of Chicago? I feel sorry for the punk’s that will try to vandalize it. 😎

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Belafon  May 7, 2017 • 1:33:41pm

re: #149 Belafon

This is a game that the US is going to have to learn to play. The problem, though, is that the party in power right now benefited from the interference. But it’s going to cost us big soon. I’m not just talking about elections. I’m talking about infrastructure hacking, any kind of major disruptive interference caused by cyber attacks.

A further thought on this: Democrats are going to need to make this part of their campaign spending until we make the idea of document dumps a useless exercise. We’re all so trained to trust text, but we’re going to have to get people (re)used to the idea of verifying sources first. And one way to do that is to flood places like this with bogus docs, which is going to require paying people to do it.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 1:33:55pm

re: #150 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

You sign up for the advanced course, and suddenly you’re parachuting into Algeria with an FR F-2, a paring knife, and a bag of potatoes.

And God help you if your tournée game is off-point.

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Skip Intro  May 7, 2017 • 1:34:45pm

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 1:35:11pm

re: #153 PhillyPretzel

Cook’s Illustrated also has an online cooking school.
cooksillustrated.com

That’s kinda cool. I may sign up. Thank you!

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Patricia Kayden  May 7, 2017 • 1:38:03pm

re: #137 Eclectic Cyborg

I feel sorry for the folks who will have to work security at the Obama library. You just know some idiots are going to try and vandalize that place.

I would assume that it would be no more or less security than what is now required to protect President Obama and his family. As the Trader Joe video in the last thread shows, there are many White Americans who hate his guts and will do so for decades to come.

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BeachDem  May 7, 2017 • 1:40:33pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I thin Imani speaks for most of us on the sane side of things.

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 1:44:30pm

Oh snap:

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BeachDem  May 7, 2017 • 1:45:40pm

re: #144 jaunte

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Wait—is he gay or is he banging his step-daughter? I’m so cornfuzzled.
///

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goddamnedfrank  May 7, 2017 • 1:46:46pm
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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 1:50:40pm

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

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Bros sink further into desperation, begin championing a centrist banker as “progressive.”

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Alephnaught  May 7, 2017 • 1:52:00pm

Repost from previous thread:

WTF?!?!

Honestly.

WTF!?!??!

(leave.eu = one of the Brexit campaigners last year)

I honestly don’t understand this tweet.

WTF!??!?!?!?!?

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lockjawcanbefun  May 7, 2017 • 1:52:36pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 7, 2017 • 1:52:38pm

re: #165 Alephnaught

Repost from previous thread:

WTF?!?!

Honestly.

WTF!?!??!

(leave.eu = one of the Brexit campaigners last year)

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I honestly don’t understand this tweet.

WTF!??!?!?!?!?

Salty wingnut tears.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 1:53:05pm

re: #165 Alephnaught

Repost from previous thread:

WTF?!?!

Honestly.

WTF!?!??!

(leave.eu = one of the Brexit campaigners last year)

[Embedded content]

I honestly don’t understand this tweet.

WTF!??!?!?!?!?

It’s just major butthurt

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BeachDem  May 7, 2017 • 1:53:32pm

re: #151 wrenchwench

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Madeleine LeBeau died in May, 2016.

Madeleine LeBeau, a French actress who fled Nazi-occupied Europe for Hollywood, where she made the best of a small role as the scorned girlfriend of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine in “Casablanca,” died May 1 in Estepona, Spain. She was widely reported to be 92…

Ms. LeBeau (sometimes credited as Lebeau) was the last surviving credited cast member of “Casablanca”…

Ms. LeBeau’s ­then-husband, Marcel Dalio, as Emil the croupier.

washingtonpost.com

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Jay C  May 7, 2017 • 1:53:56pm

re: #148 Targetpractice

So a quick look in on friends over at FR shows a lot of crying into beer and predictions of the end of France. Didn’t we hear that same shit in 2012?

“The end of France” has been a staple theme of RW polemicizing since 1940 or so; and yet, for some unknown reason, France is still here, still doing pretty well, still showing no signs of collapsing into anarchy/communism/fascism/Islamism - take your pick.
Funny thing about that….

PS: I’m sure this election is going to be thoroughly autopsied, but just an off-the cuff observation: IMO, Le Pen and the FN’s showing this time is actually a lot weaker than it might appear: even if 35% isn’t that great a number, that (one presumes) is the upper limit of its support in numbers: The FN could only manage that with historically-low turnout (by French standards) and higher-than-usual voter apathy. You wonder what the numbers would be if Le Pen had been facing a truly popular opponent…

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 1:55:45pm

re: #165 Alephnaught

As BWS said major butthurt.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 1:56:08pm

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

Sigh.

People find a shiny object, then decide everything must be carefully configured to further assert the special-ness of the shiny. Pretty soon, the thought world and the physical world are warped by that active a-skepticism.

It’s probably what’s going to kill us all.

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Timothy Watson  May 7, 2017 • 1:56:54pm

re: #162 BeachDem

Wait—is he gay or is he banging his step-daughter? I’m so cornfuzzled.
///

Both, Katie.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 1:56:54pm

re: #158 MsJ

I’m still down this rabbit hole - check out this package

cooknwithclass.com

From Market to Table - Learn what it is like to shop, cook and eat like a Parisian with a market visit and French cooking class in Paris. You will create the menu with the Chef, learn the secrets of selecting top quality produce from the market and prepare these ingredients in a hands-on cooking class followed by lunch. At the end of the cooking class, we sit down and enjoy the 4-course meal together. Your meal also includes a fine selection of cheeses from the market. You will also enjoy an excellent pairing of food & French wines.

dayum. You need to take at least 3 classes imo.

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KGxvi  May 7, 2017 • 1:57:39pm

I feel like we may be looking at a generational shift away from Boomers and towards GenX and Mellinialls. Canada’s PM is in his 40s, France has a president in his 30s. I wonder if we are going see a trend like this continue in the next couple of years around the world (the US could definitely use some new blood)

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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 1:57:41pm

re: #161 Interesting Times

Oh snap:

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I want to give that 50 updings.

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 1:58:19pm

Posted the tweets earlier but this is just too good.

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KGxvi  May 7, 2017 • 1:59:46pm

re: #165 Alephnaught

Repost from previous thread:

WTF?!?!

Honestly.

WTF!?!??!

(leave.eu = one of the Brexit campaigners last year)

[Embedded content]

I honestly don’t understand this tweet.

WTF!??!?!?!?!?

“The Germans” in WWII must be the eurowingnut equivalent of “the Democrats” for amerowingnuts in the civil war

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 2:00:04pm

Lovely.

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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 2:01:24pm

re: #177 Nyet

This is what happens when you put party over country. Everything suddenly becomes amazingly helpful to your side. Even after you fail, YOU STILL WIN! BIGLY!

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ObserverArt  May 7, 2017 • 2:01:43pm

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

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“Well, he was like Bernie because he wasn’t a woman and he won, so there!”

These Berner types just can’t help themselves can they?

Talk about politics as religion: Saint Bernard can do no wrong, he was crucified by the DNC. He shall rise again and lead us out of the Wall Street Darkness.

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 2:02:01pm

re: #177 Nyet

Posted the tweets earlier but this is just too good.

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“These leaks are brilliant and I’m so supportive of them (wait, they have Russian evidence on them?) And that’s why we should be totally suspicious of them, because it’s no doubt evidence that the globalists are trying to frame the Russians!”

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 2:02:28pm

re: #179 Stanley Sea

Happy to see all of this but how does one pronounce his name. Is it MAYcron? Or MAcron?

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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 2:02:35pm

re: #175 KGxvi

I feel like we may be looking at a generational shift away from Boomers and towards GenX and Mellinialls. Canada’s PM is in his 40s, France has a president in his 30s. I wonder if we are going see a trend like this continue in the next couple of years around the world (the US could definitely use some new blood)

“Donald, you’re 70 years old. I’d rather have two presidents who are 35.”

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 2:03:00pm

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 2:03:57pm

Seems reasonable…

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 2:04:50pm

re: #170 Jay C

PS: I’m sure this election is going to be thoroughly autopsied, but just an off-the cuff observation: IMO, Le Pen and the FN’s showing this time is actually a lot weaker than it might appear: even if 35% isn’t that great a number, that (one presumes) is the upper limit of its support in numbers: The FN could only manage that with historically-low turnout (by French standards) and higher-than-usual voter apathy. You wonder what the numbers would be if Le Pen had been facing a truly popular opponent…

I also can’t help but wonder what the results would’ve looked like had Macron been female and Le Pen, male. Would the margin of victory be noticeably smaller…? (that is, Le Pen may have under-performed because of pro-fascist voters who couldn’t bring themselves to vote for a woman and therefore stayed home)

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 2:05:02pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

Seems reasonable…

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The man’s body of work was a danger to the lactose-intolerant due to the rampant amounts of cheese.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 2:05:36pm

re: #177 Nyet

I am shocked, shocked, that a dude gulled by multiple social groups that coddle his ignorance as gnostic wisdom and tell him is mediocrity is superiority would completely switch narratives in a way that preserved his ego, demonstrating no self-awareness.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 2:06:17pm

re: #189 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Now I have to go the store and pick up more sarcasm.

In bulk.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 2:06:59pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 2:08:29pm

re: #191 FormerDirtDart

Alex Jones is a giant boil on the ass of humanity.

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 2:08:45pm

re: #161 Interesting Times

Oh snap:

Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world.

Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can’t talk about that)

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2017

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 2:09:10pm

re: #190 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Now I have to go the store and pick up more sarcasm.

In bulk.

Get the free-range, gluten-fed.

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Patricia Kayden  May 7, 2017 • 2:09:26pm

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

Could you please tell her that minority voters did not choose Sanders during the primaries and that’s why he lost? When will Bernie supporters respect the votes of Black and Brown people?

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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 2:10:04pm
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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 2:10:44pm

re: #195 Patricia Kayden

Could you please tell her that minority voters did not choose Sanders during the primaries and that’s why he lost? When will Bernie supporters respect the votes of Black and Brown people?

Whenever the day comes that they realize the “working class” is no longer a homogeneous voting bloc of white people.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 2:10:56pm

re: #174 Stanley Sea

I’m still down this rabbit hole - check out this package

cooknwithclass.com

dayum. You need to take at least 3 classes imo.

I saw more than the when I looked. Now I just need to make sure the classes are available in my window (more likely, I’ll change the window of they’re not!) I already told hubby he’s on his own for museums and such. He was like: you mean I get to see all the great things Paris offers and go home and you’ll cook French cuisine for me? How will I survive Paris on my own? Oh right…pretty fucking well.

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Alephnaught  May 7, 2017 • 2:11:32pm

re: #167 Dr Lizardo

I get that. But… The reaction to the Hitler candidate quite obviously not winning is- “Oh, [Adopt snarky young alt-right closet case [mostly] voice] “France has capitulated!!! Just like when the tanks rolled into Paris!!!” Never mind that if they there in that time, they’d be chomping for a chance to be a Vichy spokesman.

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 2:12:16pm

Context: Ezra Levant is the bottom-dweller who runs Rebel Media who employs wannabe French-parliament addresser Jack Posobiec:

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Jay C  May 7, 2017 • 2:12:41pm

re: #183 PhillyPretzel

Happy to see all of this but how does one pronounce his name. Is it MAYcron? Or MAcron?

I’m guessing normal French pronunciation would be more like “mah-CRONE”; but with the vowels short.

With his first name pronounced “merse-YOUR luh prezzi-DAHNT”.

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 2:13:07pm

re: #165 Alephnaught

Repost from previous thread:

WTF?!?!

Honestly.

WTF!?!??!

(leave.eu = one of the Brexit campaigners last year)

I honestly don’t understand this tweet.

WTF!??!?!?!?!?

They’re saying that France under Macron is capitulating to those swarthy Muslims (and, while they’re not overtly saying it AFAIK, Jews, as well).

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jhncsy  May 7, 2017 • 2:13:33pm

re: #191 FormerDirtDart

You know, I used to wish that human excrement like Jones would just come out and say “the Jews” instead of this cutesy “globalist” bullshit. But, sadly, it seems that too much of America is fine with anti-semitism. I mean, racism is built right into America, but I thought overt anti-semitism was a no-no today.

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 2:13:45pm

re: #198 MsJ

I saw more than the when I looked. Now I just need to make sure the classes are available in my window (more likely, I’ll change the window of they’re not!) I already told hubby he’s on his own for museums and such. He was like: you mean I get to see all the great things Paris offers and go home and you’ll cook French cuisine for me? How will I survive Paris on my own? Oh right…pretty fucking well.

I always try the street-food when I travel. Paris was the best (38 years ago). Crepes.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 2:13:55pm

re: #194 wrenchwench

Get the free-range, gluten-fed.

I go for the sarcasm raised on cigarettes and coffee, in giant sheds where they pipe in Iggy Pop albums.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 2:16:35pm

re: #175 KGxvi

I feel like we may be looking at a generational shift away from Boomers and towards GenX and Mellinialls. Canada’s PM is in his 40s, France has a president in his 30s. I wonder if we are going see a trend like this continue in the next couple of years around the world (the US could definitely use some new blood)

I’m at the tail end of the Boomers. “We”, collectively, screwed that pooch to death. We need new blood. Most of “the kids” I see are pretty cool but every generation has its assholes. I think it’ll take whatever is after Millennials - if then when - to heal what ails US.

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 2:16:47pm

re: #203 jhncsy

mediamatters.org

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 2:17:35pm

I see claims Le Pen is especially popular with the French young people. Sad if true.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 2:17:46pm

re: #183 PhillyPretzel

Happy to see all of this but how does one pronounce his name. Is it MAYcron? Or MAcron?

MAcRone

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scottslemmons  May 7, 2017 • 2:18:38pm

re: #175 KGxvi

I feel like we may be looking at a generational shift away from Boomers and towards GenX and Mellinialls. Canada’s PM is in his 40s, France has a president in his 30s. I wonder if we are going see a trend like this continue in the next couple of years around the world (the US could definitely use some new blood)

As a GenXer, I don’t think you can trust us very far. Of all the folks I graduated high school with, the non-wingnuts are in the very, very, very small minority.

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 2:18:41pm

re: #205 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

I go for the sarcasm raised on cigarettes and coffee, in giant sheds where they pipe in Iggy Pop albums.

If you raise your sarcasm on cigarettes and coffee, you might as well pipe in some Otis for a smooth, satisfying finish:

Cigarettes and Coffee - Otis Redding (1966)

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Belafon  May 7, 2017 • 2:20:27pm

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

The tweet has been deleted.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 2:21:04pm

re: #181 ObserverArt

“Well, he was like Bernie because he wasn’t a woman and he won, so there!”

These Berner types just can’t help themselves can they?

Talk about politics as religion: Saint Bernard can do no wrong, he was crucified by the DNC. He shall rise again and lead us out of the Wall Street Darkness.

It’s funny. I actually used to like Bernie. Until he ran for president and showed what a self-serving, unprepared moron he actually is. Now, I despise him. Funny how that works.

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 2:21:24pm

re: #183 PhillyPretzel

Happy to see all of this but how does one pronounce his name. Is it MAYcron? Or MAcron?

Are you familiar with the French pronunciation of “bonbon”? The “ron” in “Macron” would rhyme with it (and the “Mac” part would roughly rhyme with “Mach” as in “Mach 3”)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 2:22:52pm

re: #175 KGxvi

I feel like we may be looking at a generational shift away from Boomers and towards GenX and Mellinialls. Canada’s PM is in his 40s, France has a president in his 30s. I wonder if we are going see a trend like this continue in the next couple of years around the world (the US could definitely use some new blood)

Barack Obama was in that “club” when he was first elected President.

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 2:23:32pm

re: #201 Jay C

re: #209 Stanley Sea

re: #214 Interesting Times

Thanks for all the answers. Since my French stinks I will probably still mangle the man’s name. :)

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 2:23:40pm

Holy shit, David Suchet is the baddy on Doctor Who.

I am now ignoring all of your for forty-five minutes.

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 2:26:46pm

re: #216 PhillyPretzel

Thanks for all the answers. Since my French stinks I will probably still mangle the man’s name. :)

Or you can just attempt to repeat this as many times as necessary ;) (I totally forgot to mention the rrrrolled “R”!)

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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 2:27:47pm

re: #217 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

This is on our to-watch schedule for date night tonight.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 2:27:50pm

re: #204 wrenchwench

I always try the street-food when I travel. Paris was the best (38 years ago). Crepes.

Yup! I had a banana hazelnut crepe from a cart outside of Notre Dame. Remains, to this day, the best crepe I’ve ever had in my life.

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Robert O.  May 7, 2017 • 2:29:11pm

Yet again, America has rescued Europe! All the French had to do was look at what has happened to the US under Trump to decide that they didn’t want their own Donald Trump with a vagina.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 2:29:21pm
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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 2:30:12pm

re: #213 MsJ

It’s funny. I actually used to like Bernie. Until he ran for president and showed what a self-serving, unprepared moron he actually is. Now, I despise him. Funny how that works.

And that Bernie’s as much of an egomaniacal attention whore as Hair Furor; after the Berners started stroking his ego and making him out to be not only their savior, but the nation’s, he couldn’t get enough attention (and still can’t).

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 2:31:35pm

re: #219 thedopefishlives

Swear I didn’t spoil anything. Dude is obviously the baddy; basically radiating “I’m going to fuck shit up” wavy lines.

Back to IGNORING.

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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 2:32:24pm

re: #224 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Swear I didn’t spoil anything. Dude is obviously the baddy; basically radiating “I’m going to fuck shit up” wavy lines.

Back to IGNORING.

Oh, pfft. I don’t make a big deal out of spoilers. If I didn’t want it spoiled, I would stay off teh interwebs until I watched it.

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 2:32:41pm

re: #222 FormerDirtDart

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Apply that argument to any profession and watch wingnut heads explode. “Do you really want a fry cook who can’t afford a Ferrari?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 2:34:24pm

re: #196 stpaulbear

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I’m pretty sure the yam is still trying to figure out how France elections are best out of two…

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CriticalDragon1177  May 7, 2017 • 2:35:04pm

Charles Johnson,

At least the French people did the right thing. Too bad people in our country had to vote in the racist loon. Hopefully now this will be a sign of the trend that the march to the far right is going to come to end soon.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 2:36:09pm

Guardian’s French Election Tracker showing 86 of 107 department’s results counted…
Macron has the majority in 84

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stpaulbear  May 7, 2017 • 2:36:10pm

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m pretty sure the yam is still trying to figure out how France elections are best out of two…

Just like a shitload of people who voted for Brexit.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 2:37:34pm
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CriticalDragon1177  May 7, 2017 • 2:37:53pm

re: #229 FormerDirtDart

Good! It looks like Marine Le Pen got slaughtered!

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 2:39:00pm

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m pretty sure the yam is still trying to figure out how France elections are best out of two…

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KGxvi  May 7, 2017 • 2:39:10pm

re: #222 FormerDirtDart

The author of that piece (piece of what? You decide!) actually advises paying cash “if you can” when you go to the doctor. Actual line “my insurance card said ‘Americans Express’ on it”.

But the whole point of it is that health care exists in a market economy. And something something we should make sure doctors like his can have pictures of one of their ferraris on their office wall.

I suspect if the cost (both time and money) of becoming a doctor wasn’t so high, we would probably have more doctors, which by husband logic would mean lower prices. Of course, there’s no real argument in the piece to find ways of getting more doctors

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scottslemmons  May 7, 2017 • 2:39:23pm
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BlueSpotinAL  May 7, 2017 • 2:39:56pm

“Le Pen had a massive landslide victory, as you know, in the Electoral College.”

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 2:40:33pm

re: #234 KGxvi

The author of that piece (piece of what? You decide!) actually advises paying cash “if you can” when you go to the doctor. Actual line “my insurance card said ‘Americans Express’ on it”.

But the whole point of it is that health care exists in a market economy. And something something we should make sure doctors like his can have pictures of one of their ferraris on their office wall.

I suspect if the cost (both time and money) of becoming a doctor wasn’t so high, we would probably have more doctors, which by husband logic would mean lower prices. Of course, there’s no real argument in the piece to find ways of getting more doctors

I think the wingnut logic is if being a doctor pays so much you can afford a Ferrari, then more people will become doctors because they’ll easily be able to pay off their student loans.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 7, 2017 • 2:40:39pm

Worst defeat for the Kremlin since the Berlin Wall came down.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 2:41:43pm

Trump probably wondering what the hell is going on with the French Electoral College…

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KGxvi  May 7, 2017 • 2:42:07pm

re: #206 MsJ

I’m at the tail end of the Boomers. “We”, collectively, screwed that pooch to death. We need new blood. Most of “the kids” I see are pretty cool but every generation has its assholes. I think it’ll take whatever is after Millennials - if then when - to heal what ails US.

I was actually surprised a few months ago when my dad admitted that husband generation (Boomers) screwed everything up. Of course, he still voted for Trump because reasons

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 7, 2017 • 2:42:55pm

The idea that someones job comptency is dirctly correlated to the amount of money they make is laughable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 2:44:13pm

re: #216 PhillyPretzel

Thanks for all the answers. Since my French stinks I will probably still mangle the man’s name. :)

How to pronounce Emmanuel Macron

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 2:44:15pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 2:44:15pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 2:45:44pm

re: #229 FormerDirtDart

Guardian’s French Election Tracker showing 86 of 107 department’s results counted…
Macron has the majority in 84

Now 86 of 88 reporting.
Plus, this…

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ObserverArt  May 7, 2017 • 2:46:28pm

re: #235 scottslemmons

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Ha, I love how he holds his hands up after the cheer dies down a bit…then they cheer again.

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 2:46:30pm

re: #241 Eclectic Cyborg

The idea that someones job comptency is dirctly correlated to the amount of money they make is laughable.

But note this is an argument that only applies to certain professions. If you argue that a person working at the Wendy’s drive-thru should be able to earn enough to live comfortably, they act as if you’re advocating for a socialist coup.

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Interesting Times  May 7, 2017 • 2:48:11pm

sigh… :/

srsly, America, did you deliberately set out to set up the most fucked up voting system imaginable?

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peguyjaures  May 7, 2017 • 2:48:30pm

re: #101 Charles Johnson

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And stating that “the French people support Trump” is so delusional it’s funny. Even among the far right here Trump is a joke. Most French people are simply incredulous Trump could happen - and I am yet to meet a single French Trump supporter…

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Bubblehead II  May 7, 2017 • 2:49:28pm

Later Lizard. The Good news out of France definitely topped the day. See you in the A.M.
As usual, may the Deity of your choice smile down upon you and yours.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 2:52:46pm

re: #229 FormerDirtDart

Guardian’s French Election Tracker showing 86 of 107 department’s results counted…
Macron has the majority in 84

re: #245 FormerDirtDart

Now 86 of 88 reporting.
Plus, this…

91 of 93 reporting, 63% to 37%
and Paris region numbers not included yet

It’s a rout

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unproven innocence  May 7, 2017 • 2:55:40pm

re: #165 Alephnaught

Repost from previous thread:

WTF?!?!

Honestly.

WTF!?!??!

(leave.eu = one of the Brexit campaigners last year)

I honestly don’t understand this tweet.

WTF!??!?!?!?!?

This may help you to make sense of it.
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

tl;dr alternative— Scroll down to the diagram labeled “BREXIT: How the Campaigns Were Linked” — In that diagram, you will find leave.eu at top right.

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 2:59:54pm

Meanwhile, back at Wikileaks Scamquarters…

It’s Johnnie Ray Time, fool!

And now let’s sing along with Johnnie!

Johnnie Ray sings ”Cry”

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Jay C  May 7, 2017 • 3:00:59pm

Not to rain on Macron’s victory parade, but The Guardian did leaven their reporting on the French elections (in their usual manner) with a sobering reminder:

Marine Le Pen defeated but France’s far right is far from finished.

There is another round of French elections coming up in a few months (for Parliament), and analysts predict that the FN - which, today’s drubbing aside, isn’t going to go away - MAY garner enough votes to establish itself as a significant Parliamentary bloc. Maybe.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 7, 2017 • 3:01:20pm

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Worst defeat for the Kremlin since the Berlin Wall came down.

Worst setback for a Kremlin stooge since Ceausescu faced the firing squad.

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ObserverArt  May 7, 2017 • 3:03:26pm

Saw this checking out some sportsball scores…a nice little sports story. A turnaround for a kid that listened to his coach and came a long way because of it. He almost got kicked off the team and out of school because of his original attitude about school.

Buckeyes QB Cardale Jones graduates from Ohio State

Former Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones graduated from Ohio State on Sunday, using his graduation cap to poke fun at his infamous 2012 tweet that declared “classes are pointless” for football players and that “we ain’t come here to play school.”

Jones told The Columbus Dispatch in February that he returned to Ohio State this spring to complete two remaining classes toward his degree in African-American and African studies. He had left the school in 2016 to declare for the NFL draft. The Buffalo Bills selected him in the fourth round.

As a freshman in 2012, Jones questioned the importance of going to class in a tweet that drew national attention. Jones later deleted his Twitter account, and the university issued a statement reminding student-athletes not to post anything to social media that could “embarrass themselves, their team, teammates, the university, their family or other groups, organizations or people.”

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Shiplord Kirel  May 7, 2017 • 3:11:19pm

re: #255 Shiplord Kirel

Worst setback for a Kremlin stooge since Ceausescu faced the firing squad.

Incidentally, I acknowledge that putting a 71 year old man and his similarly elderly wife in front of a firing squad on Christmas day was pretty harsh. Even so, we were pretty lucky the collapse of communism in eastern Europe wasn’t more violent than it was.

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ObserverArt  May 7, 2017 • 3:12:11pm

re: #254 Jay C

Not to rain on Macron’s victory parade, but The Guardian did leaven their reporting on the French elections (in their usual manner) with a sobering reminder:

Marine Le Pen defeated but France’s far right is far from finished.

There is another round of French elections coming up in a few months (for Parliament), and analysts predict that the FN - which, today’s drubbing aside, isn’t going to go away - MAY garner enough votes to establish itself as a significant Parliamentary bloc. Maybe.

Maybe the results of this election makes some minds change and others feel confident to continue to vote this result.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 7, 2017 • 3:13:10pm

re: #257 Shiplord Kirel

Incidentally, I acknowledge that putting a 71 year old man and his similarly elderly wife in front of a firing squad on Christmas day was pretty harsh. Even so, we were pretty lucky the collapse of communism in eastern Europe wasn’t more violent than it was.

A 71 year old man and his elderly wife who made life hell for millions of Romanians for a long time. Brutal dictators rarely die peaceful deaths.

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 3:13:11pm

re: #257 Shiplord Kirel

Incidentally, I acknowledge that putting a 71 year old man and his similarly elderly wife in front of a firing squad on Christmas day was pretty harsh. Even so, we were pretty lucky the collapse of communism in eastern Europe wasn’t more violent than it was.

On one hand I’m against death penalty.

On the other hand … Ceausescu.

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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 3:14:59pm

re: #259 Big Beautiful Door

A 71 year old man and his elderly wife who made life hell for millions of Romanians for a long time. Brutal dictators rarely die peaceful deaths.

Fidel Castro is the exception, rather than the rule.

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Momkat56  May 7, 2017 • 3:19:35pm

MsJ, my husband and I are going to Normandy this summer, too! He is reluctant to travel to Europe, but since his father was a medic for one of the Normandy landings of WWII, he finally agreed to go there with me. And of course, the Powers that Be decided that 8 weeks before we leave is the perfect time for him to break his leg :/

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 3:19:39pm

WV shows the low pressure center about to hit San Diego:
Image: wv_1.jpg

You can see a neat ring of dry air almost making an ideal circle:

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Unshaken Defiance  May 7, 2017 • 3:26:07pm

re: #263 freetoken

Had hail an hour ago.

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 3:27:39pm

Well here in Los Angeles we had a heavy thunderstorm early this morning around 3AM. Now we’re having drizzle and a couple periods of light rain.

But it’s been very windy for the past 2 weeks!

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 3:29:21pm

re: #262 Momkat56

MsJ, my husband and I are going to Normandy this summer, too! He is reluctant to travel to Europe, but since his father was a medic for one of the Normandy landings of WWII, he finally agreed to go there with me. And of course, the Powers that Be decided that 8 weeks before we leave is the perfect time for him to break his leg :/

He is not a stage actor, is he? //

Sry.:) Best wishes.

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prairiefire  May 7, 2017 • 3:29:36pm

re: #210 scottslemmons

As a GenXer, I don’t think you can trust us very far. Of all the folks I graduated high school with, the non-wingnuts are in the very, very, very small minority.

Yep, me too.

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 3:29:36pm
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BlueSpotinAL  May 7, 2017 • 3:30:47pm

re: #226 Targetpractice

Apply that argument to any profession and watch wingnut heads explode. “Do you really want a fry cook who can’t afford a Ferrari?”

Do you really want a Planned Parenthood official who can’t afford a Ferrari?

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 3:32:26pm

Today’s choice in crab-wear:

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 3:32:48pm

Want to know why Mercer aggressively backed Trump?

WASHINGTON
The Internal Revenue Service is demanding a whopping $7 billion or more in back taxes from the world’s most profitable hedge fund, whose boss’s wealth and cyber savvy helped Donald Trump pole-vault into the White House.

Suddenly, the government’s seven-year pursuit of Renaissance Technologies LLC is blanketed in political intrigue, now that the hedge fund’s reclusive, anti-establishment co-chief executive, Robert Mercer, has morphed into a political force who might be owed a big presidential favor.

With Trump in the Oval Office, Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, who has become his public voice, seem armed with political firepower every which way you look - and that’s even though presidential adviser Stephen Bannon, their former senior executive and political strategist, appears to have recently lost influence.

Read more here: mcclatchydc.com

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Skip Intro  May 7, 2017 • 3:32:54pm
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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 3:37:45pm
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Kafitrar  May 7, 2017 • 3:40:26pm

re: #164 Targetpractice

Bros sink further into desperation, begin championing a centrist banker as “progressive.”

Not all of them. One of my friends posted this on Facebook. I thought about responding, but didn’t feel like it.

More than one in three French people voted for fascism because there was no other alternative to neoliberal technocracy and austerity economics on their final ballot.

Let’s make sure to support candidates and voting systems that don’t push people into the arms of the fascists.

One of his friends replied,

A lot of that 1 in 3 who voted for LePen did so simply because they are racist xenophobes

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Nyet  May 7, 2017 • 3:44:38pm

*waves at KiTa the Stalker*

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 3:47:05pm

The undersea Wild Kingdom continues… this time a coral predating star busy at work. That thing that sort of looks like a lip or bladder is the extended stomach:

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 7, 2017 • 3:54:22pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 7, 2017 • 3:55:26pm

At brunch today with two girl friends (all 3 Hillary voters and Baby Boomers or older) , I surreptitiously checked my phone for the election results and was excited to see Macron had won. When I reported this to them, they looked blankly at me — neither knew there was an election nor heard of the candidates. Sigh. No wonder Trump could win, with this level of ignorance in our society.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 3:56:20pm

Guardian’s French Election Tracker showing 104 of 107 department’s results counted…
Macron has the majority in 102

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Schweppes7  May 7, 2017 • 3:58:10pm
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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 3:58:43pm

Probably to be avoided:

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 7, 2017 • 3:59:04pm

re: #280 Schweppes7

Ha. Don’t think that’s actually Trump though?!

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 3:59:47pm

May 7th has been a big day in Europe for a while

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 4:02:34pm

re: #263 freetoken

WV shows the low pressure center about to hit San Diego:
Image: wv_1.jpg

You can see a neat ring of dry air almost making an ideal circle:

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that most definitely looks like seriously bumpy weather…buckle up.

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 4:03:08pm

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not much wind now… just some drizzle. Cold though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 4:03:56pm

re: #270 freetoken

Today’s choice in crab-wear:

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that is one serious codpiece…

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Schweppes7  May 7, 2017 • 4:04:56pm

re: #282 GlutenFreeJesus

Now that I watch again I think you may be right. I am also not big on the children as political props thing either but found this clip amusing regardless.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 4:06:16pm

re: #275 Nyet

*waves at KiTa the Stalker*

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“egg accounts”…really?

KiTA is beyond delusional (and still looking for a date…)

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 4:06:20pm

re: #279 FormerDirtDart

Guardian’s French Election Tracker showing 104 of 107 department’s results counted…
Macron has the majority in 102

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It’s all red. Trump is going to think LaPen won. He’ll be including that map along with his soon.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 4:07:52pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

“egg accounts”…really?

KiTA is beyond delusional (and still looking for a date…)

I think most of the KiTA types are. That’s their problem.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 7, 2017 • 4:08:44pm

re: #287 Schweppes7

Yeah. And no way they’d let any protesters get that close to him. His whole world would come crumbling down. He thinks he’s the most loved person ever.

Funny though. And only a matter of time before it actually happens!

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 4:11:18pm
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Ace Rothstein  May 7, 2017 • 4:13:23pm

re: #222 FormerDirtDart

Do you really want a doctor who can’t afford a Ferrari?

Yes.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 7, 2017 • 4:13:24pm

re: #279 FormerDirtDart

Guardian’s French Election Tracker showing 104 of 107 department’s results counted…
Macron has the majority in 102

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I really hate these geographical maps as indicating total population support for a candidate. That how Republicans and Fox overstate the support for their party: what matters is population not geographical area covered (ok — we do have problems relating to the EC, the Senate, and gerrymandering) BUT in principle it’s not the size of the area but the number of people in the area.

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Belafon  May 7, 2017 • 4:14:00pm

re: #292 Stanley Sea

They’ll call her a “Democrat operative.” Completely different.

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Belafon  May 7, 2017 • 4:15:17pm

re: #294 Hecuba’s daughter

I really hate these geographical maps as indicating total population support for a candidate. That how Republicans and Fox overstate the support for their party: what matters is population not geographical area covered (ok — we do have problems relating to the EC, the Senate, and gerrymandering) BUT in principle it’s not the size of the area but the number of people in the area.

That one is showing by percentage won, not just win/loss.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 4:15:49pm

re: #292 Stanley Sea

And Trump wants to change the libel laws?

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Timothy Watson  May 7, 2017 • 4:16:29pm

re: #292 Stanley Sea

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Trump will probably launch another missile strike on Syria to distract the lamestream media.

Such attempt will, of course, be an outstanding success.

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Belafon  May 7, 2017 • 4:17:30pm

My wife is watching ER on TV. Someone ought to write a Doctor Who book where River was stuck on earth during the 90s and became a doctor, where she was generally happy until the man she fell in love with died with her unable to save him.

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Timothy Watson  May 7, 2017 • 4:19:30pm

re: #299 Belafon

My wife is watching ER on TV. Someone ought to write a Doctor Who book where River was stuck on earth during the 90s and became a doctor, where she was generally happy until the man she fell in love with died with her unable to save him.

I am actually rewatching it right now for background noise, but I’m on the first season. I’m enjoying Ming-Na Wen guest starring as a medical student.

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BeachDem  May 7, 2017 • 4:20:31pm

re: #256 ObserverArt

Saw this checking out some sportsball scores…a nice little sports story. A turnaround for a kid that listened to his coach and came a long way because of it. He almost got kicked off the team and out of school because of his original attitude about school.

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Buckeyes QB Cardale Jones graduates from Ohio State

Smile!

For those who might not know, this is the third-string quarterback who had his Cinderella season leading the Buckeyes to their national championship in 2014—

Cardale Jones made the second start of his college career, and the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide 42-35 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship against the Oregon Ducks. In the championship game he excelled once again and led the Buckeyes to a 42-20 victory over the Ducks. Jones recorded 280 all-purpose yards, scoring two touchdowns. He completed 16 of 23 attempted passes for 242 yards, with one touchdown and one interception and ran for another 38 yards and a touchdown.

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Targetpractice  May 7, 2017 • 4:21:52pm

re: #292 Stanley Sea

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Trump’s running the Watergate playbook page by page.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 7, 2017 • 4:24:35pm

re: #296 Belafon

That one is showing by percentage won, not just win/loss.

It has the same problem. What if 106 of the departments each had .1% of the total population, while one department had the remaining 89.4% of the population. So one candidate could win 80% of the vote in the 106 districts but it wouldn’t matter if the other candidate won by “only” 60% in the last district. The map could be a sea of bright red, but the one district with most of the population be the one that mattered. If each district has approximately the area and population that wouldn’t matter — but that’s generally not true.

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 4:26:18pm

re: #303 Hecuba’s daughter

For a graphic, each department needs to not be shown in whatever map projection was used, but in scale to the total vote.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 7, 2017 • 4:26:57pm

re: #302 Targetpractice

Trump’s running the Watergate playbook page by page.

Nixon had a Democratic Congress who was interested in pursuing the truth. If the Congress had been Republican, Nixon would have completed his two terms.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 4:29:40pm

R1 = round 1
So, Macron picked up 25% more of the national vote, Le Pen 7%

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Hecuba's daughter  May 7, 2017 • 4:29:58pm

re: #304 freetoken

For a graphic, each department needs to not be shown in whatever map projection was used, but in scale to the total vote.

I would agree then: If each department represents approximately equal number of voters, the map would not be particularly misleading.

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 4:43:33pm

From earlier this afternoon, this little guy sits waiting for dinner:

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fern01  May 7, 2017 • 4:44:23pm

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germany has an annoyingly decentralized system of elections, there are always some sort of local or state elections going on here. (Three state elections this year and the National elections in September, but that does not count the local and regional ones, or the mayoral elections in various towns and cities)

But for that, there are no issues with voter registration: everyone has a (mandatory) ID, and a single registered address.

You just show up at your local polling place (which is often the pub in smaller villages),
and they check your name off a list. You are already registered.

Sounds much like the Australian system and we don’t find it annoying. Each state has it’s own elections which are never held at the same time as Federal elections. Then within each state there are local council (probably closest is US County) which are held throughout the state on the same date. Allows the voter to concentrate on the issues - local, state, federal rather than have to decide on them all at the same time. We do have a National/Federal vote registration system controlled by an independent authority which covers voting at all levels - and like Germany you just show up at your local voting station - never a pub however (what a good idea), usually a school or church.

We also vote on Saturdays - I will never understand why the US votes on a week day - best way to stifle the vote perhaps.

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 4:45:07pm
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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 4:46:31pm

re: #310 Charles Johnson

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Lesson learned here: If you sign off, don’t come back.

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 4:49:51pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 7, 2017 • 4:51:30pm

re: #312 wrenchwench

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I wish there were a way that Americans could understand what King’s endorsement meant. Sadly, they’d probably agree by about half even if they knew.

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Teukka  May 7, 2017 • 4:51:35pm

re: #312 wrenchwench

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That last tweet,
“Le Pen actually finished 3rd. More people went to polls & abstained than voted for her. Macron 43% Abstention 25% Le Pen 23% Blank/null 9%”.
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark…

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teleskiguy  May 7, 2017 • 4:53:55pm

This will be all over Fox News very soon.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 4:54:53pm

re: #312 wrenchwench

I think “abstained” is that they didn’t go to the polls, since they had ~74+% turnout today

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 4:55:55pm

re: #314 Teukka

That last tweet,
“Le Pen actually finished 3rd. More people went to polls & abstained than voted for her. Macron 43% Abstention 25% Le Pen 23% Blank/null 9%”.
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark…

Thanks for updinging it. I love how the hahahas on the middle tweet go off the page.

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 4:57:15pm

re: #312 wrenchwench

re: #316 FormerDirtDart

It looks as though “abstained” is someone who voted but not the top of the ticket. It is like someone voting for a ballot question.

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wrenchwench  May 7, 2017 • 4:59:14pm

re: #316 FormerDirtDart

I think “abstained” is that they didn’t go to the polls, since they had ~74+% turnout today

re: #318 PhillyPretzel

It looks as though “abstained” is someone who voted but not the top of the ticket. It is like someone voting for a ballot question.

Yeah, ‘blank/null’ is what we would call abstentions. 9%.

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FormerDirtDart  May 7, 2017 • 5:00:52pm

re: #318 PhillyPretzel

It looks as though “abstained” is someone who voted but not the top of the ticket. It is like someone voting for a ballot question.

I’m pretty sure, Blank/null is a “spoiled ballot” or someone who voted but not the top of the ticket

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Patricia Kayden  May 7, 2017 • 5:03:01pm

re: #312 wrenchwench

Good to know that Republicans have openly embraced racist language with zero consequences from the MSM or American citizens.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  May 7, 2017 • 5:11:11pm

Le Nazi should buck up. She’s within two points of Nobody! Surely she’ll be competitive against Nope, Are You Kidding, and Fuck Off, next time ‘round.

Edit: This is not to say her showing isn’t dangerous. Until we recover in some positive way from Trump, the rest of the world is on its own, so every victory of non-authoritarianism is important. But, I am glad this was a fairly decisive win.

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Eventual Carrion  May 7, 2017 • 5:12:09pm

re: #247 Targetpractice

But note this is an argument that only applies to certain professions. If you argue that a person working at the Wendy’s drive-thru should be able to earn enough to live comfortably, they act as if you’re advocating for a socialist coup.

Or even nurses for that matter.

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Barefoot Grin  May 7, 2017 • 5:13:00pm

America is now kind of like me
A lesson to its children on what not to be

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 5:14:50pm

The rain is rotating around the low pressure center, just west of San Diego:

Not very low pressure, just a lot of drizzle. The rain will do in what is left of the loquat fruit, but the trees will appreciate it.

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 5:17:45pm

Meanwhile, over in the central Pacific at a kilometer down, this little guy fishing for dinner:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 5:19:41pm

re: #325 freetoken

The rain is rotating around the low pressure center, just west of San Diego:

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Not very low pressure, just a lot of drizzle. The rain will do in what is left of the loquat fruit, but the trees will appreciate it.

I’ve got a frost advisory from 2 am until 9 am.

There is no way I can (all by myself) go out and cover all 50 blueberry bushes … the entire orchard of plums, apples, pears and peaches … my four varieties of lush hostas … and anything else out there tonight.

Guessing i should just pray the frost away…

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 5:21:14pm

re: #326 freetoken

Meanwhile, over in the central Pacific at a kilometer down, this little guy fishing for dinner:

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looks like an underwater armadillo or pangolin

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 5:21:25pm

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

Guessing i should just pray the frost away…

Or turn on the water sprinklers if you have any.

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 5:24:11pm

Big shark shows up to check things out:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 5:24:28pm

re: #329 freetoken

Or turn on the water sprinklers if you have any.

the farm is bigger than any yard sprinkler system,..

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 5:25:34pm

Weird stuff we’re having lightning and thunder here in Koreatown but light rain or drizzle. No heavy rain so far…

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 5:28:01pm

Head shot - the laser points are about 4 inches across, so this is a big fish:

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 5:30:39pm

Murdoch en famille have been trying for this Sky deal for years.

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 5:31:07pm

re: #314 Teukka

That last tweet,
“Le Pen actually finished 3rd. More people went to polls & abstained than voted for her. Macron 43% Abstention 25% Le Pen 23% Blank/null 9%”.
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark…

Nothing ever leaves a mark with THOSE people. Nothing. Ever.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 7, 2017 • 5:32:10pm

re: #165 Alephnaught

Repost from previous thread:

WTF?!?!

Honestly.

WTF!?!??!

(leave.eu = one of the Brexit campaigners last year)

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I honestly don’t understand this tweet.

WTF!??!?!?!?!?

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MsJ  May 7, 2017 • 5:34:29pm

re: #321 Patricia Kayden

Good to know that Republicans have openly embraced racist language with zero consequences from the MSM or American citizens.

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teleskiguy  May 7, 2017 • 5:34:35pm

Great ‘hold my beer’ moment.

Uprooted tree catapult. Original

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 7, 2017 • 5:36:18pm

re: #191 FormerDirtDart

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Birth Control Works  May 7, 2017 • 5:38:39pm

Real-life Walter White made drugs to help vets with PTSD

“I wanted to bring legitimacy to the field,” he told The Post. “I have always just been convinced that psychedelics are important and that their importance has been overlooked for all these years. I believe in their value as molecules that heal people. I guess you could say I was a mole in the system.”

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Nichols would end up working on a cure for PTSD, having lived with a father who he believes suffered from an undiagnosed case of it. Nichols’ father, Earl, went from high school into the Army, serving in France in World War II. Afterward, he worked in a print shop and continued to serve in the Army Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

“He ran our house like a military barracks,” said Nichols. His father treated Nichols and his brother like soldiers, shouting “Fall in men!” at them and whistling “Taps” at bedtime. “Maybe part of my motivation is to heal people like my father,” he said. “People who were really kind of bent by life.”

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PhillyPretzel  May 7, 2017 • 5:38:41pm

Local PBS station WHYY is re-running Hamilton’s America.
whyy.org

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Birth Control Works  May 7, 2017 • 5:39:49pm

re: #338 teleskiguy

Great ‘hold my beer’ moment.

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Video

boyz!

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 7, 2017 • 5:39:51pm

re: #338 teleskiguy

Great ‘hold my beer’ moment.

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Thanks and happy birthday.

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 5:40:39pm
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Shiplord Kirel  May 7, 2017 • 5:41:57pm

re: #336 Jeff!

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Hah! It didn’t require Operation Overlord to send the Nazis packing this time.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 7, 2017 • 5:42:29pm

re: #334 Stanley Sea

And with what happened to 21st Century Fox in the US, something tells me News Corp can kiss their Sky deal goodbye-Ofcom will no doubt take a look at this latest dumpster fire at their US Subsidiary, and combined with the the past history of News Corp’s rather skeezy behavior and tell Rupert to go pound sand.

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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 5:42:40pm

re: #344 Charles Johnson

Or they do have a clue, and they’re playing denial in order to whitewash their so-called “movement”.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 7, 2017 • 5:45:49pm

re: #275 Nyet

*waves at KiTa the Stalker*

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He’s so simple that he calls himself a “proud gamer” as if playing games is an accomplishment. Gamergate exploited his misogyny, and he spiraled into right-wing idiocy from there.

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 5:45:50pm

Kind of a neat image - an unusual (and tall) coral:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 7, 2017 • 5:50:00pm

re: #312 wrenchwench

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 5:51:03pm
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Belafon  May 7, 2017 • 5:51:09pm

re: #350 Jeff!

Luckily, whites in France aren’t as easily duped as they are here.

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[deleted]  May 7, 2017 • 5:52:47pm
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Skip Intro  May 7, 2017 • 5:53:12pm

re: #352 Belafon

Luckily, whites in France aren’t as easily duped as they are here.

That’s because there’s no Fox “news” there to gin up the hate like here and the UK.

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 5:53:17pm
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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 5:53:23pm

re: #312 wrenchwench

Our shared civilization must be saved.

I’d like to see the Venn diagram overlap of Iowa and France.

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lawhawk  May 7, 2017 • 5:55:04pm

re: #356 jaunte

I’d like to see a map of Iowa and the number of people there who could place France properly on a map.

And that includes King.

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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 5:55:50pm

Apparently there are cornfields in France, so there’s that.

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freetoken  May 7, 2017 • 5:56:37pm

Well, many Iowa place names are French, because they were the first Europeans to discover along there.

Then there’s this:

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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 5:56:53pm

Texas Governor sanctions racial profiling.

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 5:58:10pm

re: #357 lawhawk

I’d like to see a map of Iowa and the number of people there who could place France properly on a map.

And that includes King.

Why don’t we ask Steve and his friends in the Iowa 4th the next time they have another meeting?

Steve King partying with the Boys In The Hood!
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thedopefishlives  May 7, 2017 • 5:58:11pm

re: #360 jaunte

That’s great. Now let us see him enforce it.

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Birth Control Works  May 7, 2017 • 6:00:26pm
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Jay C  May 7, 2017 • 6:00:39pm

Unfortunately, Charles: I have a feeling a lot of them do.
They just reassure themselves/their Twitter feeds that “fascism” only means ranks of guys in same-colored shirts marching with their arms out, and there there is ALWAYS some good “rationale” (i.e. excuse) for their own prejudices. Especially if it’s “Islamist terrorism” or something obviously bad….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:00:41pm

re: #353 teleskiguy

is that supposed to be clever or something?

ETA: it isn’t even historically accurate.

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Birth Control Works  May 7, 2017 • 6:01:50pm

We had the MS Walk today. The Team met it’s goal. It was a soft year, but hubby follows the formula and sends out regular emails —a last minute contribution saved the day. The weather was beautiful.

until next year

2015 MS Walk —Oscar
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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 6:03:05pm
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teleskiguy  May 7, 2017 • 6:03:06pm

re: #365 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sorry for posting.

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Charles Johnson  May 7, 2017 • 6:03:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:03:46pm

re: #366 Birth Control Works

LOL! Reminded of this tweet earlier today:

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 6:03:59pm

re: #328 Backwoods_Sleuth

looks like an underwater armadillo or pangolin

Speaking of armadillos, I saw my very first one here in Nashville the other day (dead on the side of I-65 near my work).

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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 6:05:18pm

re: #371 TedStriker

I think they’ve decided to head to Canada.

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 6:07:01pm

re: #344 Charles Johnson

It’s not that they don’t care, they just plain do not give a shit, because, in their minds, fascists “get results”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:07:33pm

re: #372 jaunte

I think they’ve decided to head to Canada.

well, it’s about h*ckin time…they were in southern Illinois more than 25 years ago.
guess it takes them a long time to move north…

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Eventual Carrion  May 7, 2017 • 6:07:34pm

re: #373 TedStriker

It’s not that they don’t care, they just plain do not give a shit, because, in their minds, fascists “get results”.

Make the trains run on time.

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BeachDem  May 7, 2017 • 6:07:47pm

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 6:08:56pm

re: #359 freetoken

Well, many Iowa place names are French, because they were the first Europeans to discover along there.

Then there’s this:

Image: 02-DHW-logo-circleW.jpg

Dubuque, for one.

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jaunte  May 7, 2017 • 6:09:18pm

Seems like a safe prediction.

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Birth Control Works  May 7, 2017 • 6:09:55pm

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Birth Control Works  May 7, 2017 • 6:10:30pm

re: #375 Eventual Carrion

Make the trains run on time.

The trains do run on time …

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teleskiguy  May 7, 2017 • 6:11:29pm

Whatever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:12:11pm

re: #381 teleskiguy

Whatever.

whatever?

really?

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Joe Bacon  May 7, 2017 • 6:12:16pm

re: #380 Birth Control Works

The trains do run on time …

Well the last couple times I rode on Amtrak they actually arrived ahead of schedule. I’ll give props to Joe Biden for that!

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teleskiguy  May 7, 2017 • 6:12:41pm

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

whatever?

really?

Yeah. Really.

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majii  May 7, 2017 • 6:13:03pm

re: #203 jhncsy

“I mean, racism is built right into America, but I thought overt anti-semitism was a no-no today.”

Sadly, as an older black female, I have to say to my fellow citizens, our Jewish Americans, “Welcome to the club.” Once a group of persons in America has been totally convinced that “Group X” is the cause of all of their and the nation’s problems, the “Group X” members become that group’s targets. Witness the increase in anti-Semitism and racism in America since January 20, 2017, and one can see that Trump’s election gave the racists and anti-Semites living here a yuuuuge boost of confidence.

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Birth Control Works  May 7, 2017 • 6:13:43pm

re: #385 majii

“I mean, racism is built right into America, but I thought overt anti-semitism was a no-no today.”

Sadly, as an older black female, I have to say to my fellow citizens, our Jewish Americans, “Welcome to the club.” Once a group of persons in America has been totally convinced that “Group X” is the cause of all of their and the nation’s problems, the “Group X” members become that group’s targets. Witness the increase in anti-Semitism and racism in America since January 20, 2017, and one can see that Trump’s election gave the racists and anti-Semites living here a yuuuuge boost of confidence.

[hugs]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:14:08pm

re: #384 teleskiguy

Yeah. Really.

well, ok then.

whatever is apparently a relative thing for convenience purposes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:20:48pm

A cartoon showing committing suicide by using a gun to the head is never a good reason to make a political point.

Especially when the point is historically inaccurate in regards to Hitler, and there are people here who have personal experience in dealing with the aftermath of people very dear to them who ended their existences by that very method.

So yeah, I do not take this cavalier attitude lightly.

and it will never be distilled down to a simplistic term like “whatever”.

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Stanley Sea  May 7, 2017 • 6:21:14pm

re: #385 majii

majii

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majii  May 7, 2017 • 6:24:33pm

re: #245 FormerDirtDart

“Now 86 of 88 reporting.
Plus, this…”

Anne Hildalgo’s tweet makes me very happy to see Parisians rejecting Le Pen so soundly. What pissed me off, besides her extremist positions on many issues, was Le Pen’s recent cowardly move to distance herself from the political party she and her dad established and maintained for over 40 years. I think she’d gotten a hint before the election that her extremist sh*t was being rejected and tried to transform herself into a moderate. I’m glad the French voters saw through her BS move.

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teleskiguy  May 7, 2017 • 6:26:44pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:28:30pm

re: #391 teleskiguy

do you still have a therapist you can discuss this with?
Because it was not funny at all.
Not at all.

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teleskiguy  May 7, 2017 • 6:36:54pm

re: #392 Backwoods_Sleuth

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caseyjr  May 7, 2017 • 6:38:04pm

re: #217 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Holy shit, David Suchet is the baddy on Doctor Who.

I am now ignoring all of your for forty-five minutes.

that was Poirot? crap, I’m so bad w/faces. Good episode.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:43:26pm

re: #393 teleskiguy

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majii  May 7, 2017 • 6:43:36pm

re: #389 Stanley Sea

I’m coping a little better as the days pass by. I’m focused on remembering the good times that Winston and I shared. I had to retreat for a few days to grieve. I’ll never have another four-legged baby like Winston. He and I were a perfect fit.

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 6:44:28pm

re: #392 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #393 teleskiguy

OK, let’s breathe, relax, and remember that we’re not (and shouldn’t be) enemies here.

Not just for y’all, but for everyone here.

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teleskiguy  May 7, 2017 • 6:45:55pm

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:46:46pm

re: #397 TedStriker

OK, let’s breathe, relax, and remember that we’re not (and shouldn’t be) enemies here.

Not just for y’all, but for everyone here.

we’re working on it and on the same wavelength but on different edges right now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 7, 2017 • 6:50:26pm

re: #398 teleskiguy

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TedStriker  May 7, 2017 • 6:53:09pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

we’re working on it and on the same wavelength but on different edges right now.

Roger that…

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John Hughes  May 8, 2017 • 2:57:53am

re: #8 Teukka

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John Hughes  May 8, 2017 • 3:20:20am

re: #14 jhncsy

Oh, jesus. The last time I checked, someone from France mentioned that they heard participation was down. I was terrified that we were looking at a repeat.

Abstentions were rather high, but the (rough) numbers break down like this:

There were 12m abstentions, three million left their ballot paper blank and one million spoiled theirs.

More than 20million people voted Macron, 10.5m voted Le Pen.

So, roughly, 43% of potential electors voted for Macron, 34% voted for nobody and 22% voted for Le Pen.

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John Hughes  May 8, 2017 • 3:37:43am

re: #60 Targetpractice

So, have the Bros began frothing yet over a banker winning the presidency of France?

They usually point out that he worked for the Rothschilds. I wonder why they are so obsessed with the name of the bank he worked for?

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John Hughes  May 8, 2017 • 3:53:45am

re: #144 jaunte

That’s hilarious:

Then I went to the 18th black district, where I was offered cocaine and heroin five times by gay black guys.

Sounds like he was having a fun time.

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John Hughes  May 8, 2017 • 3:59:04am

re: #165 Alephnaught

I honestly don’t understand this tweet.

They must be victims of fake news and think the Vichy supporter won.

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John Hughes  May 8, 2017 • 4:27:13am

re: #248 Interesting Times

And because registration is national and automatic, no state based voter suppression designed to advantage one party over the other.

Registration is not automatic. It’s easier than it used to be, people get automatically registered at majority, but you still have to re-register if you move from one commune to another. You also have to register before the end of the year before the elections, no last-minute registration is possible.

It is, however, pretty easy to register, just bring some proof of residence (an electricity bill, or a letter from someone saying you live with them) and some ID (which everyone has) to your local town hall, fill in a simple form and you’re registered until the next time you move. In some departements you can even do it on-line now.


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