In Which Donald Trump Edits His Twitter Profile Background to Include a Tweet With a Blatant Lie

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Yes, folks. What you see above is the actual profile image from Donald Trump’s Twitter account as of this writing. Trump, or someone on his staff, edited that picture of a crowd of smirking white people giving the thumbs-up signal in the Oval Office to include a tweet he posted earlier today after Sally Yates’ Senate hearing.

And it’s a blatant lie. James Clapper said no such thing during the hearing.

It’s highly concerning that the man in the Oval Office, who can launch a nuclear holocaust on five minutes’ notice, is apparently deteriorating mentally before our eyes.

UPDATE at 5/8/17 9:32:42 pm by Charles Johnson

And now, three hours after posting it, Trump has removed that dishonest tweet from his banner image.

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518 comments

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 6:20:13pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 6:20:39pm

Jeezly H. Crow!

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 6:20:43pm

Hope the people who elected him are proud of themselves. Fucking assholes.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 6:20:45pm

In reference to the breakdown via twitter of our commander in chief

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 6:22:33pm

re: #4 Stanley Sea

In reference to the breakdown via twitter of our commander in chief

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He only likes media that fawns over him.

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 6:24:12pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 8, 2017 • 6:27:52pm

Are the quotation marks around “no evidence” quoting Clapper or ironic?

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 6:28:17pm

Just found The Caine Mutiny on TV.

Perfect.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 6:28:31pm
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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 6:28:37pm
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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 6:29:20pm

re: #4 Stanley Sea

In reference to the breakdown via twitter of our commander in chief

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And this may be the most important thing in there:

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 6:29:57pm
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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 6:30:46pm
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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 6:33:56pm

He changed BOTH of his header images to this… @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. Jesus.

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jhncsy  May 8, 2017 • 6:35:00pm

re: #3 HappyWarrior

Hope the people who elected him are proud of themselves. Fucking assholes.

Probably, yes. At least, they’ll never admit they fucked up. When we’re rid of Trump, they’ll just decide he was a “fake conservative” and move on to the next asshole who tells them what they want to hear.

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 6:36:00pm
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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 6:36:40pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Not seeing it on Potus

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Barefoot Grin  May 8, 2017 • 6:37:51pm

re: #16 Kragar

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Classic mafioso stunt.
Get everybody in on the crime.

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 6:38:14pm

re: #16 Kragar

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God this is embarrassing.

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EPR-radar  May 8, 2017 • 6:38:29pm

re: #11 Belafon

Trump’s stupid tweets merely confirm everything about him that has been obvious since day 1 — he is an evil incompetent menace. Any foreign adversary knows by now that Trump’s reaction to anything real will be to defecate in panic, run away, get caught by his advisors, and then do something random based largely on which advisor talked to him last.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 6:40:58pm

re: #17 Kragar

I think it may have already been changed back.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 6:41:24pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 8, 2017 • 6:41:50pm

What is see is a fertile black background upon which verdant Photoship tomfoolery could grown.

Also, the ruination of mankind by a incontinent manbaby.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 6:44:46pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

He changed BOTH of his header images to this… @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. Jesus.

And the Republican politicians ignore all this as if this is perfectly fine.

How can we run a country when a large fraction of it refuses to see (or enables) corruption, graft, and insanity?

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 6:46:26pm

Carried over from the last thread, because I killed it:

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

Key part of that story:

“The truth is that Grant County’s problems are largely its own fault. For two decades, county officials refused to raise taxes. Instead, to make up for funding shortfalls, they dipped into reserves, draining them by some $2 million over the past eight years. “Over time, of course, if you don’t replace those reserves, you’re going to have a situation where you have a deficit,” says Jamie Baker, executive director of the county chamber of commerce.”

GOP crapanomics strikes again. Kansas learned this lesson the hard way too.

The difference between conservative economics and more moderate economics:

Cheyenne, Wyo. (pop 50,000) has less cash in reserve than my village (pop 128) because they dipped into their reserves. City residents there refused to allow tax or service rises for years.

The last time I read up on Cheyenne’s financial reserves (this month), the city was trying to reorganise (cut) to salvage its budget. They are hoping that reorganisation and tax cuts will save their city budget. (By comparison, we increased our water and sewer rates at our last meeting on the recommendation of outside economists.)

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 6:46:57pm
Hobby-horsing: Finland’s “empowering” teen trend. 🐴
(Via Newsbeat)

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 6:49:35pm

Oh. My. God.

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 6:50:58pm

Facebook is down.

PANIC! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!
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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 6:51:19pm

re: #27 GlutenFreeJesus

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Oh. My. God.

So much for Mikey feeling “betrayed” by Trump. Stupid easily conned loser.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 6:51:50pm

re: #26 FormerDirtDart

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Team Hobbyhorse Roller Derby Polo would be amazeballs. I’d watch the shit out of that.

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Joe Bacon  May 8, 2017 • 6:52:14pm

Hmmm, Facebook has gone down?

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 6:52:21pm

re: #29 teleskiguy

Facebook is down.

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It came back after 30 seconds. Or about 5 days, if you’re an addict like me.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 8, 2017 • 6:52:37pm

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 6:52:52pm
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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 6:53:32pm
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BlueGrl21  May 8, 2017 • 6:54:27pm

Jesus, it’s like a man coming home from a “business meeting” at midnight with red lipstick on his collar, reeking of Chanel No. 5. Then posting a long media post about how much he loves his wife on her timeline.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 8, 2017 • 6:54:28pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

…and in a cheap suit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 8, 2017 • 6:54:55pm

re: #3 HappyWarrior

Hope the people who elected him are proud of themselves. Fucking assholes.

Unfortunately they are.

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 6:56:43pm
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The Vicious Babushka  May 8, 2017 • 6:57:00pm

re: #37 BlueGrl21

Jesus, it’s like a man coming home from a “business meeting” at midnight with red lipstick on his collar, reeking of Chanel No. 5. Then posting a long media post about how much he loves his wife on her timeline.

Chanel No. 5 is very expensive fragrance. You can’t buy that at CVS. You can’t even buy Chanel products at the border crossing duty free, only at the airport.

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 6:57:33pm

re: #29 teleskiguy

And…it’s back. The world was such a better place without the largest aggregator of fake news.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 6:57:49pm

re: #31 goddamnedfrank

Team Hobbyhorse Roller Derby Polo would be amazeballs. I’d watch the shit out of that.

And I should’ve guessed it’s really a thing. You win this round Germany.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 6:59:26pm

re: #34 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 7:00:22pm
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BlueGrl21  May 8, 2017 • 7:01:19pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

Chanel No. 5 is very expensive fragrance. You can’t buy that at CVS. You can’t even buy Chanel products at the border crossing duty free, only at the airport.

Yep….and I’ve worn it my whole life. My great-grandmother gave me my first bottle at 16. My great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and I all wore/wear it. We give it to each other to mark important occasions.

It’s one of those things we passed on down the maternal line.

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 7:01:44pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 7:02:36pm

Programming note for Mr. Johnson:

Perhaps if you have some spare computer code lying around in old coffee cans or something, you could create a meme generator with Mr. Trump’s photo on his Twitter channel, and put it on the Fun page for endless hijinks.

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BeachDem  May 8, 2017 • 7:02:44pm

re: #37 BlueGrl21

Jesus, it’s like a man coming home from a “business meeting” at midnight with red lipstick on his collar, reeking of Chanel No. 5. Then posting a long media post about how much he loves his wife on her timeline.

Or

Shaggy - It Wasn’t Me

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Lidane  May 8, 2017 • 7:03:22pm
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 8, 2017 • 7:03:24pm

re: #44 Anymouse

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 8, 2017 • 7:03:46pm

re: #30 HappyWarrior

All of the alt-right guys have the same combination of roaring at the world to demand love and deference (thinking them the same thing) while longing to have their existence confirmed by those they’ve hoisted up as gilded idols.

It’s all about explaining their failures to be not-garbage people as a giant conspiracy that actually confirms how awesome they are.

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William Lewis  May 8, 2017 • 7:04:16pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

Oh? (checks Amazon) Oh my little stars and comets. I’ve bought cars for less than that!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 8, 2017 • 7:04:55pm

re: #48 Anymouse

Programming note for Mr. Johnson:

Perhaps if you have some spare computer code lying around in old coffee cans or something, you could create a meme generator with Mr. Trump’s photo on his Twitter channel, and put it on the Fun page for endless hijinks.

See here.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 8, 2017 • 7:05:02pm

re: #51 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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Lidane  May 8, 2017 • 7:05:06pm

This whole thread is worth a read:

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  May 8, 2017 • 7:05:19pm

re: #40 Kragar

You are having way too much fun with this.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 7:05:25pm

re: #13 Kragar

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Something about the comic book-to-movie universe: The two best comic book movies, in my opinion, are Deadpool and Logan. I don’t think 20th Century Fox would have made those movies had Marvel not gotten into the movie making business, forcing them to up their game. I’m glad Deadpool is allowing studios to see that rated R comic book/graphic novel movies can be made.

Having said that, Fox almost once again ruined a story by wanting to reorder the story line: Executives wanted to force the movie to be released in linear time order: cinemablend.com (I wouldn’t click on the link, the page runs ads at the top that I cannot stop, only mute). Luckily the director talked them out of it. Now, if only Joss Whedon had been able to.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 8, 2017 • 7:06:18pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

Can’t take credit for that one… I think I saw it on here earlier today, probably in a comment by frank or Kragar.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 7:06:29pm

re: #51 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 7:09:24pm

re: #56 Lidane

Look up at #4.

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William Lewis  May 8, 2017 • 7:10:55pm

re: #58 Belafon

Eh, Deadpool is Deadpool. You’ll either like it or not. The movie, for me, is just as deaddull as the comic in it’s precious obscenities and humor. Logan is the best dramatic “super” hero movie yet but for comedy? GotG 1 & 2 are far and away the best.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 7:11:29pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 7:12:13pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

Upon closer inspection of the label, it’s Chanal No. 5.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 8, 2017 • 7:14:05pm

re: #64 GlutenFreeJesus

Canal No. 5 is pretty fragrant.

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 7:15:40pm
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Interesting Times  May 8, 2017 • 7:15:42pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating - we all need to beware of the Familiarity Backfire Effect when pointing out tangerine tyrant’s lies. What this post does is repeat his lie, say it’s a lie, but not give the actual quote from James Clapper (which, as I recall, was to refusing to answer the “collusion” question either way)

The trouble with that approach is, all people will remember is the blatant lie from that banner image (which was probably the intent all along) instead of what really happened. So in my view, it’s imperative to present Clapper’s actual statements instead of just saying trump lied about them. People need to be given something simple and factual to remember instead of just the lie itself.

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BlueGrl21  May 8, 2017 • 7:16:02pm

re: #53 William Lewis

Oh? (checks Amazon) Oh my little stars and comets. I’ve bought cars for less than that!

Yes, it’s a family ritual.

I was given my first bottle for my 16th birthday…rite of passage. High school graduation. Marriage. First “real” job.

And sometimes it’s something that’s internal for us, like hosting the first Thanksgiving dinner. It’s these little traditions between the women in my family.

My first bottle lasted 2 years. And every drop mattered and was for a special thing to me.

So, it’s a tradition we keep.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 7:16:33pm
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Joe Bacon  May 8, 2017 • 7:17:02pm

Facebook Pal Doug Molitor has me in stitches!

Abbott & Costello meet The Senate…

Facebook Post

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 7:17:34pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

She’s stuck in Replicant Reprogramming.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 8, 2017 • 7:17:36pm

re: #64 GlutenFreeJesus

Upon closer inspection of the label, it’s Chanal No. 5.

Love Canal No. 5

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 7:18:12pm

Stonekettle retweeting Kragar:

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Lidane  May 8, 2017 • 7:18:15pm
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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 7:18:55pm
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MsJ  May 8, 2017 • 7:20:00pm

re: #71 GlutenFreeJesus

She’s stuck in Replicant Reprogramming.

They tried to break her of saying stupid shit like Alternative Facts. But then she couldn’t speak at all. Upgraded firmware didn’t help. She’s hopelessly broken.

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 7:20:59pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

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Who? //

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 7:21:54pm

re: #74 Lidane

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Video

Takes me back heh.

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Joe Bacon  May 8, 2017 • 7:22:05pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

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Trump broke the string in the back of Talky Tina from the Twilight Zone!

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 7:22:58pm

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

Chanel No. 5 is very expensive fragrance. You can’t buy that at CVS. You can’t even buy Chanel products at the border crossing duty free, only at the airport.

I used to buy it for my ex-wife (along with Opium) when I was overseas. Price was a bit cheaper in the Med than it is here. (There is an impost on foreign perfume of 5% ad valorum)

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Unshaken Defiance  May 8, 2017 • 7:27:08pm
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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 7:27:49pm

re: #74 Lidane

I laughed so loud at the FBI stake out skit.

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Joe Bacon  May 8, 2017 • 7:28:20pm

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 7:29:47pm
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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 7:32:49pm
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William Lewis  May 8, 2017 • 7:34:06pm

re: #68 BlueGrl21

Yes, it’s a family ritual.

I was given my first bottle for my 16th birthday…rite of passage. High school graduation. Marriage. First “real” job.

And sometimes it’s something that’s internal for us, like hosting the first Thanksgiving dinner. It’s these little traditions between the women in my family.

My first bottle lasted 2 years. And every drop mattered and was for a special thing to me.

So, it’s a tradition we keep.

Oh, that’s a cool thing, I love the ritual uses of it, I just never realized it was quite _that_ expensive. My MiL has a bottle but my ex-wife didn’t care for that scent.

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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 7:35:34pm

Over 4 kilometers down, a fish lay on the floor waiting for prey:

Yes, those are its eyes. Or, what’s left of them. No one ate them; after who knows how many millions of years his ancestors have been in the black deep, all that are needed are a few photoreceptors to detect bioluminescence.

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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 7:36:03pm

We can probably use that fish as a metaphor for America after watching Fox News for enough generations…

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 7:37:21pm

Bros keep trying it.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 7:39:57pm
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gwangung  May 8, 2017 • 7:40:14pm

re: #89 goddamnedfrank

Seriously? It’s bad, bad, bad for Jane…there’s no way to spin it.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 7:42:48pm
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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 7:43:03pm

It’s a worm:

Seriously, it’s a worm.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 7:43:32pm

re: #90 Stanley Sea

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I suspect the centripetal forces are huge right now at Fox.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 7:45:55pm
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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 7:49:07pm

Another fish with adapted-to-almost-nothing eyes:

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 7:51:40pm

re: #96 freetoken

Another fish with adapted-to-almost-nothing eyes:

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I would love to hear a creationists argument for those. Original sin? God moves in mysterious ways?

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Interesting Times  May 8, 2017 • 7:52:21pm

re: #96 freetoken

Another fish with adapted-to-almost-nothing eyes:

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^^^ In which goddamnedfrank’s speculations as to a certain GOPer’s parental lineage are confirmed:

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 7:52:54pm

re: #97 Belafon

I would love to hear a creationists argument for those. Original sin? God moves in mysterious ways?

I like those fish with the fins that are half-way to legs.

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De Kolta Chair  May 8, 2017 • 7:53:03pm
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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 7:53:08pm

re: #96 freetoken

Another fish with adapted-to-almost-nothing eyes:

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It really does point to the idea that we all started from things floating on or near the surface, and as we evolved, we spread down as well as on land.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 7:54:52pm

Democrats Move to Block Trump Judicial Nominees (goes to Politico)

While the Democrats are in the minority and therefore limited in what they can do, two judges viewed as extreme by Democrats are from states represented by two Democratic senators each (Michigan and Minnesota).

They say they will use the blue slip process “if necessary.” Stand by for whigning butthurt from Republicans after they did precisely the same thing for eight years… .

More at Politico:

Two of the 10 judicial nominees the White House unveiled on Monday were on Trump’s short list of potential Supreme Court justices during the campaign: Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen, who will be nominated to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Justice David Stras, who sits on the Minnesota Supreme Court and is Trump’s pick for the 8th Circuit.

Minnesota and Michigan are each represented by two Democratic senators. That gives Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, who hail from Minnesota, and Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan, what amounts to veto authority over the nominees, who are already drawing objections from other Democrats.

“We know that there is a prized list now from [conservative] special interest groups and one of them is now on the Supreme Court,” Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Senate Democrat, said Monday, referring to recently-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. “If that’s the way the president is going to choose the leaders of the judiciary, we need to ask some probing questions about why these special interest groups believe these particular judges are the best choices.”

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 7:55:39pm

I have a feeling I’m going to get a lot of mileage out of my new Instant Pot.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 7:55:59pm

re: #97 Belafon

I would love to hear a creationists argument for those. Original sin? God moves in mysterious ways?

They were created precisely for the environment God put them in. God didn’t need to waste more complex eyes on creatures that didn’t need them. (I’ve run into that precise argument before.)

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Lidane  May 8, 2017 • 7:56:37pm

re: #82 Stanley Sea

I laughed so loud at the FBI stake out skit.

That was easily my favorite sketch of the night, followed by the auto body shop where they’re all fans of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. That one had me crying with laughter.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 7:57:36pm

re: #103 teleskiguy

I have a feeling I’m going to get a lot of mileage out of my new Instant Pot.

Good Sister.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 7:59:07pm

He’s not so good in a pressure cooker.

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 8:01:25pm

re: #106 retired cynic

Good Sister.

Pressure cooking made stoopid simple, and safe.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:01:58pm

re: #103 teleskiguy

I have a feeling I’m going to get a lot of mileage out of my new Instant Pot.

My wife has a pressure cooker she inherited from her mother, and I have a pressure canner I inherited from my grandmother.

We seem to be under pressure a lot around here.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 8:02:55pm

re: #105 Lidane

That was easily my favorite sketch of the night, followed by the auto body shop where they’re all fans of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. That one had me crying with laughter.

Here it is y’all

nbc.com

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 8:03:06pm

re: #109 Anymouse

My wife has a pressure cooker she inherited from her mother, and I have a pressure canner I inherited from my grandmother.

We seem to be under pressure a lot around here.

Yeah, well my pressure cooker has a *computer* in it, and heat sensors, and precise pressure and temperature control. Neener neener!

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 8:03:48pm

re: #111 teleskiguy

Let us know when there’s food in it. ;)

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:04:10pm

re: #107 jaunte

If Donald Trump is maintaining “there’s nothing to see about Russia,” why would he put such a statement (whether true or false) in the masthead of his Twitter feeds? It seems to me that would simply draw attention to Russia further.

It’s almost as if someone else is running the feed and trying to sabotage him.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 8:04:40pm

re: #113 Anymouse

He’s not very smart.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 8:05:03pm

re: #113 Anymouse

If Donald Trump is maintaining “there’s nothing to see about Russia,” why would he put such a statement (whether true or false) in the masthead of his Twitter feeds? It seems to me that would simply draw attention to Russia further.

It’s almost as if someone else is running the feed and trying to sabotage him.

I think it’s Barron.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 8:05:10pm

re: #104 Anymouse

They were created precisely for the environment God put them in. God didn’t need to waste more complex eyes on creatures that didn’t need them. (I’ve run into that precise argument before.)

But why the full eye sockets? It’s a serious waste.

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 8:06:21pm

re: #112 GlutenFreeJesus

Let us know when there’s food in it. ;)

Sure thing. Like, right now. Tonight I made split pea soup with ham, a few baby red potatoes and a handful of baby carrots, half a chopped onion, minced garlic, five cups of water and two cups of dried split peas, and salt/pepper to taste. Turned out freaking perfect.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:06:34pm

re: #111 teleskiguy

Yeah, well my pressure cooker has a *computer* in it, and heat sensors, and precise pressure and temperature control. Neener neener!

Our pressure cooker doesn’t even have a dial - our telephone is more advanced.

What sort of a computer is worthwhile in a pressure cooker, when you can’t even log into the Internet and go to -ah- interesting Websites with it?

Our pressure cooker has precise pressure control as well (weights over a relief valve). The pressure canner has a gauge. They both work even if the electricity is off.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 8:07:05pm

re: #113 Anymouse

If Donald Trump is maintaining “there’s nothing to see about Russia,” why would he put such a statement (whether true or false) in the masthead of his Twitter feeds? It seems to me that would simply draw attention to Russia further.

It’s almost as if someone else is running the feed and trying to sabotage him.

Streisand effect. He’s addled.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 8:07:10pm

I often like to wade into the comments of things I know are going to be battles, but I like this article by Markos - If we agree on the issues, why are so many on the left fighting each other? (short answer, white privilege priorities of some on the left making them act like wingers) - and I refuse to spoil it with the fighting I know is going on.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:07:39pm

re: #116 Belafon

But why the full eye sockets? It’s a serious waste.

Because God!

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piratedan  May 8, 2017 • 8:08:36pm

after reading the transcripts of the Yates and Clapper testimony, it sure sounds like we have three GOP Senate camps…

Senators that appear to be wholly compromised… Cruz, Cornyn and Graham..

Idiots who tow the party line in the party over country theme - Kennedy, Grassley

Anyone else left with a pulse, synapse and a modicum of devotion to the country - Sasse

Good luck getting any impeachment proceedings, much less an independent prosecutor, with this group.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 8:10:49pm
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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 8:12:16pm

re: #108 teleskiguy

I have a big stove top one that I do like, but I never totally lose the fear of it blowing up. That’s because my husband did blow one up once.

There is a wonderful description of one blowing up in The Egg and I. Funny wonderful that is.

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Puss Power  May 8, 2017 • 8:14:34pm

re: #122 piratedan

after reading the transcripts of the Yates and Clapper testimony, it sure sounds like we have three GOP Senate camps…

Senators that appear to be wholly compromised… Cruz, Cornyn and Graham..

Idiots who tow the party line in the party over country theme - Kennedy, Grassley

Anyone else left with a pulse, synapse and a modicum of devotion to the country - Sasse

Good luck getting any impeachment proceedings, much less an independent prosecutor, with this group.

Impeachment would originate in the House — but I agree.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 8:14:38pm
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Romantic Heretic  May 8, 2017 • 8:16:19pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Probably in a drunken coma in some obscure corner of the WH basement.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:16:53pm

re: #120 Belafon

I often like to wade into the comments of things I know are going to be battles, but I like this article by Markos - If we agree on the issues, why are so many on the left fighting each other? (short answer, white privilege priorities on the left making them act like wingers), and I refuse to spoil it with the fighting I know is going on.

Wow, there is some serious thrashing going on in the comments there.

I suppose it is inevitable, as people try to process why the election went south. Someone was even blaming Joe Biden for clearing the field for Hillary Clinton (skipping the part where his son just died of cancer).

But there is always the next election, and that’s where the focus should be - how we get there.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 8:21:19pm
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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 8:21:20pm

re: #128 Anymouse

Wow, there is some serious thrashing going on in the comments there.

I suppose it is inevitable, as people try to process why the election went south. Someone was even blaming Joe Biden for clearing the field for Hillary Clinton (skipping the part where his son just died of cancer).

But there is always the next election, and that’s where the focus should be - how we get there.

Thank you for wading, though I also have an idea of what they look like, because they happen in any diary talking about privilege (especially when it mixes with Sanders).

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ObserverArt  May 8, 2017 • 8:21:57pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

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That’s why SNL did their quick “Where in the World is Kelly Anne” skit Saturday night.

Edit. I see it has already been posted no need for repeat!

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Unshaken Defiance  May 8, 2017 • 8:23:37pm

The U.S., Belgium then France. Whats the sensible measured reprisal against Putin?

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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 8:28:31pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

Is Comey trying to discredit himself as a source intentionally?

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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 8:29:26pm

Dilemma: caught between a rock and hard place.

Solution: turn into slime mold and slip out through the cracks.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 8:29:49pm

Dog damn it…
Mets walk off win tonight tainted…
Why can’t we have anything nice?

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 8:30:19pm

re: #135 FormerDirtDart

AACK!

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:32:44pm

re: #133 freetoken

Is Comey trying to discredit himself as a source intentionally?

Or he’s still playing to the (R) base.

That testimony about “reopening an investigation into Clinton’s E-mails” when he knew about the Russia investigation was a calculated risk and he got past it.

Who is going to hold James Comey up for a false statement now? But by tomorrow, every wingnut site in the land will have it that Hillary Clinton forwarded hundreds or thousands of E-mails to Huma Abadein. They were already trying to go after Ms. Abadein this afternoon, so that’s just more wingnut meat.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:34:59pm

A comment on that Daily Kos article.

I think you nailed it on Obama. Too new for too much baggage. Can’t wait for all the teens telling their lives on facebook and the nude selfies all over the net to grow up and run. We’re going to get stuck choosing between two Amish virgins locked in their rooms in a boys or girls-only boarding school until they become old enough to be President.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 8:37:27pm

re: #138 Anymouse

A comment on that Daily Kos article.

Pfui! I keep hearing he was so damp behind the ears, so green, nothing had stuck yet. Maybe he was just what he appeared to be, what we had known in Illinois for years. He just was FINE.

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 8:37:54pm

re: #137 Anymouse

Or he’s still playing to the (R) base.

That testimony about “reopening an investigation into Clinton’s E-mails” when he knew about the Russia investigation was a calculated risk and he got past it.

Who is going to hold James Comey up for a false statement now? But by tomorrow, every wingnut site in the land will have it that Hillary Clinton forwarded hundreds or thousands of E-mails to Huma Abadein. They were already trying to go after Ms. Abadein this afternoon, so that’s just more wingnut meat.

Comey’s been engaged in a never-ending “mea culpa” since last July, when he stood at a podium and did his best to let millions of wingnuts down gently. Like Roberts, both men are supposedly worried about the reputation of their hallowed institutions, so they spend all their time trying to find ways to frame their partisan actions that can be argued as “the only rational course.”

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 8:41:30pm
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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 8:43:26pm

re: #141 goddamnedfrank

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“Comrade Putin, the disinformation campaign failed to swing the French election.”

“Quick, sell her loss as being due to patriarchial forces!”

“BRILLIANT!”

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 8:45:04pm

lol

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 8:46:20pm

re: #143 Stanley Sea

lol

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What an ass. Poor little baby Atlatl!

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Joe Bacon  May 8, 2017 • 8:46:36pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:47:19pm

re: #139 retired cynic

Pfui! I keep hearing he was so damp behind the ears, so green, nothing had stuck yet. Maybe he was just what he appeared to be, what we had known in Illinois for years. He just was FINE.

Yup, and he had exactly the same experience in government as Abraham Lincoln. That guy turned out okay too.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 8:48:22pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:48:27pm

re: #145 Joe Bacon

If Julian Assange had been around in 2008, would he be making the same argument for Sarah Palin?

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 8:48:42pm

re: #120 Belafon

I often like to wade into the comments of things I know are going to be battles, but I like this article by Markos - If we agree on the issues, why are so many on the left fighting each other? (short answer, white privilege priorities of some on the left making them act like wingers) - and I refuse to spoil it with the fighting I know is going on.

Here’s the thing for me: This is a post that needed to happen a year ago. Now, it’s rather pointless because the damage has really already been done. The brogressives should have been put in their place when it would have mattered.

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Joe Bacon  May 8, 2017 • 8:50:05pm

re: #148 Anymouse

If Julian Assange had been around in 2008, would he be making the same argument for Sarah Palin?

Criswell Bacon predicts that Julian would have been popping a tent that would have torn his Tommy Johns the first time he saw a picture of Bible Spice!

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 8:54:14pm

And that’s all for me. Better Call Saul finally!

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 8:58:44pm

re: #150 Joe Bacon

Criswell Bacon predicts that Julian would have been popping a tent that would have torn his Tommy Johns the first time he saw a picture of Bible Spice!

That’s an image I didn’t need… . ugh.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 8:59:15pm

re: #151 Stanley Sea

Perhaps the frats should just be shut down altogether. They have run amok since I was in college 50 years ago, and I went to a pretty placid University!

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 9:00:43pm

re: #153 retired cynic

Perhaps the frats should just be shut down altogether. They have run amok since I was in college 50 years ago, and I went to a pretty placid University!

Gah. Meant to say they have BEEN running amok since I was in college. Read before posting!

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 9:03:17pm

Dammit Jim, it’s not on till 10.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 9:04:07pm

re: #154 retired cynic

Gah. Meant to say they have BEEN running amok since I was in college. Read before posting!

I don’t believe the guy who murdered their friend was undocumented.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 9:05:14pm

re: #156 Stanley Sea

I don’t believe the guy who murdered their friend was undocumented.

IMO, it doesn’t matter. They shouldn’t be allowed to threaten this kind of mayhem.

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 9:07:16pm

re: #151 Stanley Sea

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And that’s all for me. Better Call Saul finally!

Here’s a hell of a thought: Stop being utter douches and perhaps people won’t act negatively towards frats and their members. Just a thought.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 9:07:45pm

re: #157 retired cynic

IMO, it doesn’t matter. They shouldn’t be allowed to threaten this kind of mayhem.

Definitely true.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 9:10:13pm

re: #159 Stanley Sea

Definitely true.

Creatures of privilege.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 9:17:29pm
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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 9:19:04pm

Meanwhile, if Black or Latino students sent around such a flyer saying they would be forming “Safety Squads” to protect themselves from white students and would be engaging in vigilante justice, the wingnut world would ignite in mass spontaneous combustion. “OMFG, THE RACE WAR HAS BEGUN!!!!”

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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 9:25:36pm

America wants more creationism:

Family Radio After Harold Camping: Donations Up, Answers in Genesis Joins Programming

Nearly four years after the death of its controversial president, Harold Camping, Family Radio appears to be on the mend, with a reported increase in donations and the addition of entities like Answers in Genesis to its regular programming.

[…]

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Hecuba's daughter  May 8, 2017 • 9:26:18pm

re: #122 piratedan

after reading the transcripts of the Yates and Clapper testimony, it sure sounds like we have three GOP Senate camps…

Senators that appear to be wholly compromised… Cruz, Cornyn and Graham..

Idiots who tow the party line in the party over country theme - Kennedy, Grassley

Anyone else left with a pulse, synapse and a modicum of devotion to the country - Sasse

Didn’t Sasse vote in favor of the entire Trump cabinet? So modicum is overstating his devotion to our country.

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 9:27:13pm

Donny pulled the banner.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 9:27:45pm

re: #164 Hecuba’s daughter

Didn’t Sasse vote in favor of the entire Trump cabinet? So modicum is overstating his devotion to our country.

He’s Anymouse’s Senator, and he has had a few independent moments, but pretty well toes the line. Perhaps he just needs some stroking and pushing.

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calochortus  May 8, 2017 • 9:27:48pm

re: #144 retired cynic

What an ass. Poor little baby Atlatl!

Upding for “Atlatl.” Is that because we’ll be able to trust her family as far as we can throw them?

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 9:28:51pm

re: #167 calochortus

Upding for “Atlatl” Is that because we’ll be able to trust her family as far as we can throw them?

Ha! Good one!

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Hecuba's daughter  May 8, 2017 • 9:29:20pm

re: #165 Kragar

Donny pulled the banner.

Are you sure it’s Donny and not someone else in the White House?

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 9:30:29pm

re: #165 Kragar

Donny pulled the banner.

I figured if he caught ridicule for it, it would disappear. He is really pressure sensitive!

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 9:30:40pm

re: #169 Hecuba’s daughter

Nes, yo.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 9:33:52pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 8, 2017 • 9:35:15pm

Like it means anything. There are screenshots of that stupid thing all over the internet by mow.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 9:37:17pm

re: #166 retired cynic

He’s Anymouse’s Senator, and he has had a few independent moments, but pretty well toes the line. Perhaps he just needs some stroking and pushing.

Mr. Sasse usually toes the Republican Party line. As such, most of the cabinet picks would have been acceptable to him because they broadly reflected his values (I’m not sure about Jeff Sessions, but Sasse is a freshman senator and as such is not going to create a lot of waves in his party.)

That said, his Facebook post/newspaper op-ed where he said he would not support Trump, and afterwards when he appeared at town hall meetings around the state and got booed for that position I figure is a calculated move by Mr. Sasse.

Senator Sasse is a fairly young and very smart guy … and if he correctly saw the upcoming Dumpster fire that is the Trump Train Wreck, if he foresaw that said wreck would take out a large portion of the established Republicans, he would be positioned to assert himself in the GOP.

Note he is on the Senate Intelligence Committee as a freshman senator.

Senator Sasse by education is a historian. Perhaps he is applying that knowledge of the past to his strategy as a GOP politician.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 9:37:47pm

re: #165 Kragar

Donny pulled the banner.

Streisand effect

But it’s after midnight, so it was Jared.

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Joe Bacon  May 8, 2017 • 9:38:20pm

re: #163 freetoken

America wants more creationism:

Family Radio After Harold Camping: Donations Up, Answers in Genesis Joins Programming

More like America Wants More Stupid!

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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 9:38:47pm

re: #174 Anymouse

I’d bet that Sasse’s original stance about Trump was based on religious reasons, not training in history.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 9:40:34pm

re: #163 freetoken

America wants more creationism:

Family Radio After Harold Camping: Donations Up, Answers in Genesis Joins Programming

Answers in Genesis? Isn’t that Ken Ham’s site? Is he done grifting from that Kentucky county now and moving on to plunder the defenceless carcass of Family Radio after Harold Camping humiliated himself?

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 8, 2017 • 9:42:26pm

re: #178 Anymouse

Yes that’s Hams outfit.

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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 9:43:02pm

re: #178 Anymouse

Yup.

The gist of this whole scene: marks are marks for life.

Even after Camping was discredited even in the eyes of many fundamentalists, he kept many of his followers.

Now those who have inherited his network have found a way to bring back more ears to their product by going whole hog.

Camping was an odd fellow in many ways, and thus was a bit of an outcast… but today all that is past tense and the hot item is selling AiG.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 9:45:01pm

re: #177 freetoken

I’d bet that Sasse’s original stance about Trump was based on religious reasons, not training in history.

According to Wikipedia (which notes the article about Ben Sasse may not be neutral), Ben Sasse questioned Donald Trump’s attacks on the I Amendment and his seeming acceptance of support from the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists. (I do recall him making those objections in his op-ed in the local paper.)

Our other senator, Deb Fischer, attacked Senator Sasse for saying he would vote for a third candidate if Donald Trump won the GOP nomination (he would not vote for Hillary Clinton).

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 9:48:20pm
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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 9:48:56pm

Fuckface Von Clownstick doesn’t know how to pin a tweet. Sad!

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 9:49:44pm

re: #182 Kragar

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We have to remember that Trump gets his news from Faux, who thought there were more important things in the news than today’s testimony, like a speech given on Sunday.

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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 9:53:24pm

Sasse:

Ben Sasse: Don’t Euthanize Religious Liberty

See also:

Ben Sasse: A Reformed reformer

[…]

How does your faith and theology inform policy fights and discussions?
Three thoughts: First, a basic Christian orientation to living in the world. We live in the already and the not-yet, so as a Christian I am convicted of my sin and aware of Jesus’ salvific work both by imputation and by atonement on my behalf. Now I get the chance to live out a life of gratitude to God by trying to serve my neighbor, and politics is one of many secular callings—like building good shoes or speedboats.

Second?
The American system is a glorious inheritance, because it is an anti-statist tradition. The purpose of American limited government is to make a broader, affirmational claim about human dignity and natural rights. Government doesn’t give us rights. We get rights from God via nature, and government is our shared project to secure those rights. The American system is a wonderful place for Christians to labor. We don’t have the challenges that Daniel had. We’re not being asked to bend the knee and worship Caesar. That is a glorious thing that we get to live in a state that doesn’t try and require idolatry. We should understand, affirm, and pass along that free tradition.

[…]

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 9:54:37pm
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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 9:59:46pm

re: #186 Stanley Sea

I have an evil mind, but that sounds a little convenient. Where is that DDOS coming from?

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piratedan  May 8, 2017 • 10:01:18pm

re: #164 Hecuba’s daughter

in comparison of the questions asked and his peers, yes… didn’t mean to imply that he was a vast paragon of integrity. When taken in context with his peers, he, at least, was on topic. Yes he votes as a R in all things, but as far as things go, he’s the only R that showed the slightest bit of interest in regards to what was actually being investigated. Maybe its a thin slender reed of a hope, but if we’re ever going to get to the actual crimes, getting someone like Sasse on board is imperative because in all honesty, the Dems cannot do this alone. The Media will not let them.

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 10:05:45pm

We really had two different hearings yesterday. We had one composed of Democrats who are very interested in how Russia was able to manipulate our democracy into electing a man whose administration seems to be chock full of people who are compromised in one way or another.

And then there was a Republican hearing where they were again rebuffed in their insistence that the major story of this year is the “leaking” of Flynn’s name to the press and the need to prosecute someone over that. As well as the GOP’s intense belief that Sally Yates did something truly reprehensible in not being Comrade Combover’s willing patsy until he could appoint Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to be her direct superior.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:05:47pm
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plansbandc  May 8, 2017 • 10:08:32pm

Too many things to cope with over the last year without the political travesty. I am a broken spirit.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 10:10:15pm

re: #191 plansbandc

Too many things to cope with over the last year without the political travesty. I am a broken spirit.

I hear you.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 10:11:18pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:12:12pm

re: #185 freetoken

Hmmm. Well, pretty much every politician in Nebraska is religious (Christian variety) in one way or another.

I am unaware of politicians who are not Christians (and wear that on their sleeves like a phylactery) except for Senator Ernie Chambers. While the government may not impose religious tests, the voters sure can. Running as anything but a Christian here is pretty much a death knell in politics (I am still amazed I was elected twice).

So even a Democrat running here is likely to be more conservative than the typical Democrat elsewhere more liberal. (That said, I would think at this point the most conservative Democrat is still better than the GOP slavering over Donald Trump.)

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 10:14:34pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:18:58pm

re: #191 plansbandc

Too many things to cope with over the last year without the political travesty. I am a broken spirit.

If you need a political break for your sanity, take one. However, authoritarians count on the opposition losing heart and caving in to their definition of the “new normal.”

No thing worth having (such as a just and democratic society) is easy to keep: There will always be those that want to take that for themselves.

Most of the country’s history has been two steps forward, and one back (or sometimes three back). Nevertheless, the country has progressed, and if it is being dragged back now, it will not remain so. Progress cannot be put back on the shelf and forgotten.

I made an affirmation to uphold and defend the Constitution. I will do what I can in my poor way to engage others and fight the good fight. No one wins every battle - but sometimes you need a bit of R&R to continue.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 10:20:41pm

re: #195 Kragar

I keep saying this, but what an ass!

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:22:05pm

re: #197 retired cynic

I keep saying this, but what an ass!

I hope the Dems are loading for bear with adverts of town halls, of reps and senators evading questions (or walking out like that fellow did).

Of course we need more than “look how bad the other guy is” adverts, but a few of those sprinkled in can’t hurt.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 10:22:21pm

re: #195 Kragar

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 10:22:43pm
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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 10:24:08pm

re: #200 Kragar

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“Play to his ego, he’ll love that!”

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:30:54pm

re: #201 Targetpractice

“Play to his ego, he’ll love that!”

Then Trump gets to claim that Canada begged him to stay, showing his “tough negotiation skills.”

I’m glad Canada didn’t take the bait. I’m guessing the most junior person on Prime Minister Trudeau’s staff could run circles around President Trump.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 10:32:37pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:34:41pm
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Amory Blaine  May 8, 2017 • 10:36:57pm

Whew. Monday’s finally over. Can’t wait til tomorrow!
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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 10:37:00pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:37:55pm

Governor Kasich is partially correct. Morocco was the first nation to recognise US independence, with a treaty signed in 1786 that is valid to this day. France was second, but Morocco has scary Muslim brown people.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:42:54pm

One thing Donald Trump hasn’t suggested in his “review” of national landmarks and monuments is the Tangier American Legation Museum, the oldest American diplomatic property in the world, and the only building outside the United States that is a national historic landmark.

Don’t tell Mr. Trump we have a national historic building in a Muslim-majority nation; he’d flip.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:44:37pm

re: #208 Anymouse

Worse, it was designated as such under Ronald Reagan. Imagine the pretzels conservatives would be in trying to explain that away… .

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:53:54pm

Another Republican actor is running for Congress, from California. (I thought Hollywood was full of liberals?)

cnn.com

(More at CNN):

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr., an actor best known “General Hospital” and “Melrose Place” and who rose to political prominence after he spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last year, is running for Congress in California, according to the Republican operative who will act as his top fundraiser in the 2018 race.

Sabato, who filed documents with the Federal Election Commission on Monday, was inspired to run for office during President Donald Trump’s 2016 run, Charles Moran, his top fundraiser, told CNN on Monday, and will likely use his connections with the Trump administration — and the President himself — to differentiate himself with other Republicans in the district and the seat’s current Democratic occupant, Rep. Julia Brownley.

“Brownley is a very junior member in the minority party,” Moran said. “Contrast that against … Antonio Sabato Jr. … you have somebody who is a member of the majority party who has good relations with the Trump administration.”

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 10:59:34pm

Sabato is one of those wingnuts who thinks Barack Obama is a Muslim. (There is nothing wrong with being a Muslim; the claim is mostly to “delegitimise” President Obama and to scare conservative voters. Like that cartoon that is occasionally posted here comparing the millenial woman who wonders why she can’t vote on Facebook and the middle-aged man who says he’ll crawl over broken glass and hot lava to vote against the Muslim Kenyan communist destroyer of worlds, Sabato is trying a combination of Trump supporter and fear to drive voters.)

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 11:04:32pm

Suplex!

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Puss Power  May 8, 2017 • 11:04:32pm

re: #210 Anymouse

We won’t win them all, but California Democrats are organizing and building nest eggs as we speak — every Republican in the California delegation is targeted for 2018.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 11:05:54pm

re: #213 Puss Power

We won’t win them all, but California Democrats are organizing and building nest eggs as we speak — every Republican in the California delegation is targeted for 2018.

If you have some spare Democrats, can they move to Nebraska and run against our Republicans? We only need three, thanks. /s

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 11:09:03pm

re: #210 Anymouse

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 11:21:21pm
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freetoken  May 8, 2017 • 11:24:08pm

With Sinclair, founded by and still controlled by wingnuts, buying Tribune, the US now faces the possibility that the dominant television outlets will be in the hands of wingnuts and atavists.

While the three major conglomerations still hold sway in broadcasting overall, Sinclair will now be the major player in television channels, which still have to be carried on cable in the broadcast areas.

All these Bernie-bros still whining about Hillary - where are they in protesting the changes in the FCC and in American broadcasting?

An argument, a good one, can be made that the takeover of the AM dial by hate-talkers is a major component that led to the rise of Trump.

That television in this country is going the same route is not a good sign.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 11:28:33pm

South Korea’s elections are on today. Principal concerns are the economy, corruption, and sabre-rattling between Pyongyang and Washington.

South Korea’s recently-impeached president is on trial for corruption. As such, her party is in trouble.

Her party changed its name to Liberty Party Korea (they are the conservatives) and have selected Hong Jun-pyo (a long time party operative) to run for President.

He is nicknamed “Hong Trump” for his many offensive remarks.

He should be familiar to Trump supporters:

But there are more concerning stories surrounding the Liberty Korea Party candidate.

“A more offensive instance would be in his autobiography there was a chapter entitled The Story of the Pig Stimulant, in which he described helping a friend who had feelings for a girl who didn’t reciprocate those feelings.

“He gave his friend a drug to help [him] rape her. His friend returned later with scratches, complaining that the drug had not worked.

“Hong wrote about this and when he was later confronted about this, he dismissed the accusation and said ‘well it was just a prank’.”

But Mr Volodzko said Mr Hong’s supporters don’t seem to care.

Moon Jae-in is the so-called progressive candidate (polling at 40%), but probably wouldn’t qualify as a progressive here:

“Recently he had in an interaction with the conservative candidate Hong Jung-pyo, where Hong was asking him how he felt about homosexuals, gay rights and marriage. At first Moon was reticent to commit to a position. But Hong kept pushing him, and … he said he is against homosexuality,” Mr Volodzko said.

Ahn Cheol-Sul is the tech dudebro candidate, most notable for being an outsider and developing a computer virus program. Some conservatives are behind him, hoping to stave off Mr. Moon.

He also holds some “socialistic” positions, such as increased capital gains tax, improving welfare, and scepticism about some trade agreements. This is at odds with South Korean conservatism.

Information culled from the Australian Broadcasting Company, more detailed information about the candidates in today’s election at: abc.net.au

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 11:40:21pm

propublica.org (more at ProPublica):

The New York Post plastered its story on the front page with a photo of an underwear-clad Weiner and the headline: “HARD COPY: Huma sent Weiner classified Hillary emails to print out.” The Daily News went with a similar front-page screamer: “HUMA ERROR: Sent classified emails to sext maniac Weiner.”


The problem: Much of what Comey said about this was inaccurate. Now the FBI is trying to figure out what to do about it.

FBI officials have privately acknowledged that Comey misstated what Abedin did and what the FBI investigators found. On Monday, the FBI was said to be preparing to correct the record by sending a letter to Congress later this week. But that plan now appears on hold, with the bureau undecided about what to do.

I’m guessing if they don’t correct the record, they can continue with the rodent copulation campaign they launched against Clinton. Without a formal correction, wingnuts can still try to claim CintonAbadeinPodestaRisottaPizzaBenghaziGate.

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Apocalypse  May 8, 2017 • 11:49:17pm

re: #219 Anymouse

WingNuts don’t give a shit about whether it is, or anything else that conforms to their Confirmation bias, true or not.

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 11:54:42pm

Dude, the day-old split pea soup with ham I made in my new kitchen toy Instant Pot is going to be sooo good for lunch tomorrow. 😀

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teleskiguy  May 8, 2017 • 11:56:43pm

I think I have to put my slow cooker - one I’ve had for over a decade (!) - up on craigslist. For, like, a dollar.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 11:59:17pm

re: #220 Apocalypse

WingNuts don’t give a shit about whether it is, or anything else that conforms to their Confirmation bias, true or not.

Wingnuts seem to drive the narrative, however. Without pushback, more “moderate” conservatives will hear nothing but the screaming from the far right. I don’t know what will push people off the crazy train of derpaganda on the right, but something’s gotta give or the country will be torn apart.

I have little sympathy for those who willingly immerse themselves in a bubble of confirmation bias of BarbWire, RedState, FOX News, Breitbart, &c ad infinitum. Places where I live with only hate radio, Christian hate radio, FOX television, and a conservative newspaper and no Internet or cable for the vast majority of residents makes it difficult to break through the propaganda. (It can be done person-to-person: I haven’t been tarred-and-feathered yet.) I’m guessing our more conservative Christian community around these parts (Mennonites) are actually less likely to be swayed by derpoganda, because they avoid television and radio.

Short of someone coming in with big bucks and trying to break the stranglehold on news outlets here and other such places, I don’t know how to reverse the propaganda. Maybe I should write a letter to Warren Buffett and ask him to invest in radio and newspapers.

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Anymouse  May 9, 2017 • 12:00:48am
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Anymouse  May 9, 2017 • 12:07:45am

I’m off to bed. I’ll leave you with this… .

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Targetpractice  May 9, 2017 • 12:11:56am

A trailer for the new season of The Walking De…oh wait, no it’s the TV version of The Mist. My mistake.

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Anymouse  May 9, 2017 • 12:18:50am

464,000 newly-registered voters in GA-6 over the last non-presidential election … the GOP candidate is upset at the court’s ruling that voter registration must be re-opened, calling it a “partisan decision” (the judge was appointed by Geo. W. Bush)

The registrar says he’ll comply with the order, and has reopened registration.

Of course, opening registrations could help the GOP get out the vote effort as well, but the GOP is more concerned about Democrats voting than denying their own voters a chance to vote in the runoff.

thinkprogress.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 12:44:55am

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

Chanel No. 5 is very expensive fragrance. You can’t buy that at CVS. You can’t even buy Chanel products at the border crossing duty free, only at the airport.

Is it still made from whipped civet cat sweat?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 12:47:03am

re: #88 freetoken

We can probably use that fish as a metaphor for America after watching Fox News for enough generations…

we just need a few rage receptors for detecting threats to America

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 12:54:06am

re: #111 teleskiguy

Yeah, well my pressure cooker has a *computer* in it, and heat sensors, and precise pressure and temperature control. Neener neener!

That makes more sense than a bluetooth salt shaker.

Presure cookers can fail catastrophically.

Which is also a metaphor for Trump: at some point, he is going to blunder into a serious crisis and Mr “Presidenting is harder than I thought” is not going to be up to the pressure and is going to break down lose it, catastrophically and egregiously.

And when it reaches the point that is not just an embarrassment for the USA,but also for the GOP, they will finally feel compelled to remove him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 12:59:29am

re: #138 Anymouse

A comment on that Daily Kos article.

We’re going to get stuck choosing between two Amish virgins locked in their rooms in a boys or girls-only boarding school until they become old enough to be President.

the onion already nailed that

Report: Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due To Facebook

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 1:03:34am

re: #153 retired cynic

Perhaps the frats should just be shut down altogether. They have run amok since I was in college 50 years ago, and I went to a pretty placid University!

Used to be that what happened at a Frat Party pretty much stayed there, but now social media has started to erase the distinction between the public and private sphere (see earlier posting about onion article)

Now their embarrassing antics are spread worldwide before the party even starts to wind down…

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 2:21:55am

re: #129 Charles Johnson

SCOOP
Comey testified Huma forwarded “hundreds and thousands” of Hillary emails to her husband.

But it’s not true

But Comey had to send that letter at the end of October about the Huma Abedin/Weiner e-mails to correct the record of his testimony according to the FBI’s spin.

But when he knowingly and willfully commits perjury before Congress? Nope, don’t have to correct that.

And we learned yesterday that he refused to tell the Director of National Intelligence, the man responsible for protecting this country’s sources and methods, that he was conducting a foreign intelligence investigation into a Lieutenant General who had been the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

When this country starts cleaning up this mess, I hope Comey sees dozens of indictments for perjury, Hatch Act violations, and misprision of treason.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 2:23:40am

re: #233 Timothy Watson

When this country starts cleaning up this mess, I hope Comey sees dozens of indictments for perjury, Hatch Act violations, and misprision of treason.

That will require the political will. And as long as the GOP is in power and believes in Party over Country, we will not see that.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 2:28:58am

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

That will require the political will. And as long as the GOP is in power and believes in Party over Country, we will not see that.

True, Reagan et al. committed treason as defined by the United States Constitution by selling weapons to terrorists and not a single person spent a day in jail or prison.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 2:34:38am

re: #235 Timothy Watson

True, Reagan et al. committed treason as defined by the United States Constitution by selling weapons to terrorists and not a single person spent a day in jail or prison.

again, Trump will have to screw up to the point that the GOP sees him as a threat to their continued grasp on power before they think to move against him

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 4:31:08am

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is it still made from whipped civet cat sweat?

It used to be made from whale vomit but they changed the formula sometime back in the ‘80’s.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 9, 2017 • 4:32:28am

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is it still made from whipped civet cat sweat?

Supposedly replaced with synthetics in 1998.
Civets seem to get a bad time from humans with weird tastes. Besides being beaten and sometimes killed for perfume, they are exploited for another shitty (literally) and expensive product:

Kopi Luwak is also known as caphe cut chon (fox-dung coffee) in Vietnam and kape alamid in the Philippines. It is coffee that is prepared using coffee cherries that have been eaten and partially digested by the Asian palm civet, then harvested from its fecal matter.
A 2012 investigation by The Guardian newspaper found Indonesian civets held separately in cramped cages. The animals were force-fed a debilitating diet of coffee cherries in conditions described by the Traffic charity as “awful” and “horrific”.

Stuff costs a hundred bucks a cup in some places. I got some 7-11 coffee once that tasted like it had been excreted by an alleycat, but at least it was cheap.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 4:35:12am

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Stuff costs a hundred bucks a cup in some places. I got some 7-11 coffee once that tasted like it had been excreted by an alleycat, but at least it was cheap.

I read about poop coffee. Reminds me that I simply like a good,simple cup of fresh brew.

Never been to a Starbucks ever in my life, although I have visited a UK equivalent, Costa Coffee. But I am fortunate to live in a part of the world where you can get a decent cup for cheap at most any café or restaurant.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 4:42:19am
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Patricia Kayden  May 9, 2017 • 4:56:56am

re: #190 Anymouse

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Benghazi isn’t equivalent to the Russian interference story though. Benghazi was a fake, ginned up “scandal”. Russian interference is a real story which needs to be investigated thoroughly.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 5:01:31am

re: #241 Patricia Kayden

Benghazi isn’t equivalent to the Russian interference story though. Benghazi was a fake, ginned up “scandal”. Russian interference is a real story which needs to be investigated thoroughly.

Benghazi was a success, the endless associations cost Hillary votes, and every vote was critical in ensuring an EC majority for the GOP.

And as long as we have a political climate and a press that allows and even facilitates such tactics, we will see more of them.

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Lupin  May 9, 2017 • 5:02:02am

Dear friends:

Some thoughts from France. In addition to the well-publicized 66-34% victory of Emmanuel Macron vs pro-nazi Le Pen there are a few more facts that offer an interesting comparison between our two countries:

First, among the voters of right-wing candidate Fillon in the first round, 48% voted for Macron while only 20% went for Le Pen. If your honest Republican voters had chosen to vote for Clinton or stay home in the same proportion instead of tribally voting for fascist Trump, things would have been very different. Nearly half of our right-wing exhibited moral principles, while I’m sorry to say, yours had none.

On the Far left, 52% of Melanchon voters went for Macron while only 7% chose Le Pen. The Bernie Bro/lesser of two evils etc. dynamic was there, but not as pronounced as in the US. Chalk up one more for sanity.

The fact of the matter is that Le Pen got a total of 10.7 million votes while abstentions got 12 million plus another 4.2 who voted blank. That’s 16.2 million who chose to not vote nazi even if they didn’t like the center-right candidate Macron which got 20.6 million votes. So the nazi finished a distant third.

Speaking of abstentions, voter turnout was 74.62% universally considered dismal by our political pundits (and indeed lower than in previous elections), until we learned that the turnout in the 2016 US election was 54.7% then we laughed hysterically.

Finally, the Russian hackers joined forced with the American alt.right to hack our non-nazi candidate and succeeded, but only to the extent that (a) anticipating the hack, the Macron IT staff played a magistral intox/disinformation campaign on the evil hackers, and (b) the Government and our Media joined forces to conspicuously NOT report the hacks. Only a feeble mention of a fake Bahamas bank account attributed to Macron (fake news) was mentioned by Le Pen herself and her “Bannon” in the last days or so — and she will face judicial consequences for that.

All in all, I have good reasons to be proud of my country and countrymen, even though there is still a heap of problems ahead of us, especially the legislative elections (mid-June) that will take place in a chaotic and yet-to-be restructured political environment.

On the plus side, the National Front appears to be solidly fractured between the old nazi guard and the younger neo-nazi wing who want to change the party’s name, platform and kick out the old guard. Popcorn time.

It may be churlish of me to bring it up but your President’s message of congratulation to our newly elected president was a third-person tweet, the official message that came later was a letter from the State Dpt being credited to a minor official. Not even Putin did that. It saddens me to observe once again that your country continues to officially behave an a mild enemy of my country, and indeed of Europe.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 5:07:28am

re: #243 Lupin

Yes, there seems to be around a 30% benchmark for right-wing nativist (name of country here)-first supporters.

Trump was able to parley that base into an Electoral College majority first by exploiting a dysfunctional political and electoral system, a divided GOP and a divided Democratic Party, and by totally playing a sensation-crazy, celebrity-obsessed press.

And by selling himself as the outsider and “anti-politician” he was able to get away with things that no other candidate could, and was able to violate or ignore nearly every convention and precedent of campaigning and press relations.

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Decatur Deb  May 9, 2017 • 5:19:44am

Would someone slowly read this to the stupid sonofabitch who thinks no one is dying for lack of access to healthcare:

U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county

washingtonpost.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 5:22:02am

re: #245 Decatur Deb

Would someone slowly read this to the stupid sonofabitch who thinks no one is dying for lack of access to healthcare:

Nobody thinks or believes that, they just say it because it is necessary to defend their atrocious policies.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 5:24:37am
Moon Jae-in, a progressive candidate who favors closer ties with North Korea, looked set to become South Korea’s next president, according to exit polls released shortly after voting closed Tuesday.

The snap election was called following the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye over corruption scandal. South Koreans are eager to put the turmoil of the past six months behind them and restore stability at a time when President Trump has tough words for both South and North Korea and when Kim Jong Un’s regime is issuing a steady stream of threats and missiles.

But Moon’s likely victory could open a new and potentially difficult chapter in relations with the United States as Moon wants to resume engagement with North Korea while the Trump administration is calling for pressure and punishment.

washingtonpost.com

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 5:31:43am

re: #240 The Vicious Babushka

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I get a kick out of her dad having been a Republican congressman, even if he was a “RINO” by today’s standards.

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Decatur Deb  May 9, 2017 • 5:32:32am

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

Nobody thinks or believes that, they just say it because it is necessary to defend their atrocious policies.

This interactive map from the cited study shows relative deathrates by county. it’s another visualization of politics and history if you overlay it on voting patterns and the secessionists.

vizhub.healthdata.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 5:37:45am

re: #249 Decatur Deb

This interactive map from the cited study shows relative deathrates by county. it’s another visualization of politics and history if you overlay it on voting patterns and the secessionists.

vizhub.healthdata.org

saw that map and was aware of the connection. nobody dies from lack of healthcare, indeed…they die for lack of money to afford it.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 9, 2017 • 5:45:46am

Went to the bookstore yesterday……………………..

Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
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Patricia Kayden  May 9, 2017 • 5:52:21am

re: #243 Lupin

Congrats on living in a civilized, non-fascist country where Wikileaks and Russian interference doesn’t determine your leaders. Hoping that Macron’s party does well in the June election and that the FN fractures and disappears.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 5:53:34am

re: #149 Targetpractice

Here’s the thing for me: This is a post that needed to happen a year ago. Now, it’s rather pointless because the damage has really already been done. The brogressives should have been put in their place when it would have mattered.

A little over a year ago, Markos posted his famous “Bernie lost on Super Tuesday, it’s time to move on” post, and these same people went absolutely bonkers.

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jeffreyw  May 9, 2017 • 5:55:17am

Imgur
We are at first peony!

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 5:55:30am

re: #153 retired cynic

Perhaps the frats should just be shut down altogether. They have run amok since I was in college 50 years ago, and I went to a pretty placid University!

I would not be surprised if this was put out there by someone not in a frat. And a lot of frat boys aren’t going to care, and a lot of them are actually going to be sympathetic to immigrants.

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 5:58:25am

re: #3 HappyWarrior

Hope the people who elected him are proud of themselves. Fucking assholes.

They are proud of themselves. They’re proud of the ignorance, the bigotry, and the racism that they have long harbored, but now revel in because Trump showed everyone that a know-nothing bigot could become a president in the 21st Century.

All the GOP lies and smears from the past 50 years, whether it’s that government fails and that only tax cuts can save everyone so long as you bootstrap your way up, are making their way into official policy. Redistribution of wealth isn’t an issue as long as it’s wealth flowing in the right direction - to the rich and super rich.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 6:02:47am

I AM SHOCKED, JUST SHOCKED!

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 6:08:21am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

And by cultural anxiety, we’re talking about white nationalism, supremacy, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and racism and bigotry generally.

Clinton was right when she called out Trump and his supporters for being deplorable. They were, and remain, deplorable.

The difference is that they’re now backing a guy who isn’t a patriot, and actively subverted US national security by first hiring a guy who was compromised (Flynn) to be NSA, and then refusing to fire him for weeks while he still had access to the highest levels of classified info. Instead, Trump fired the person who raised the alarms multiple times - Yates.

Every time you look at Trump actions, they show self-interest trumps all else, including his oath of office. He desecrates the office of the President every day and instead claims that the Russia-Trump connections are some form of fake news when the reality is so much worse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 6:08:41am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

Important thread that hopefully ends a narrative. “Economic anxiety” drove white voters to *Clinton; “cultural anxiety” drove them to Trump.

Fear of White Genocide!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 6:10:46am

OH NOES

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 6:12:34am

What’s the Stansted Airport parody account?

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 6:12:40am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

I AM SHOCKED, JUST SHOCKED!

And now you know why Bannon has Trump sticking to fucking up immigrants and minorities: It’s all their base is demanding.

It also shows that the rest of the party is a bunch of fucking cowards.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 6:14:00am

re: #261 The Vicious Babushka

What’s the Stansted Airport parody account?

twitter.com

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 6:14:22am

re: #262 Belafon

And now you know why Bannon has Trump sticking to fucking up immigrants and minorities: It’s all their base is demanding.

It also shows that the rest of the party is a bunch of fucking cowards.

The rest of the party sees Trump as the instrument to accomplish their most cherished goals: tax cuts for the 1%, ending Medicare, looting Social Security and fucking over everyone else.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 6:15:17am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

I AM SHOCKED, JUST SHOCKED!

From the article:

Sixty-eight percent of white working-class voters said the American way of life needs to be protected from foreign influence.

Unless it’s Russia, then it’s OK.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 6:15:59am

re: #265 Belafon

From the article:

Unless it’s Russia, then it’s OK.

Russia hates Obama and vice versa, so they’re okay.

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mmmirele  May 9, 2017 • 6:16:48am

re: #210 Anymouse

Another Republican actor is running for Congress, from California. (I thought Hollywood was full of liberals?)

cnn.com

(More at CNN):

Rep. Julia Brownley is on her third term, so not exactly a junior member of her party. And she won the seat by six points on her last outing. Plus, Sabato has to get past the other Republicans who may want it. This guy is full of hubris.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 6:18:20am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

OH NOES

One last thing:

Nearly two-thirds of the white working class say American culture has gotten worse since the 1950s. Sixty-eight percent say the U.S. is in danger of losing its identity, and 62 percent say America’s growing number of immigrants threaten the country’s culture.

We’re a nation of immigrants, our culture is immigration. Oh, and white dominance. That’s what they’re talking about.

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Dr. Matt  May 9, 2017 • 6:19:24am

The BernieBro/both sides do it Politico is raising their assholism to 11

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 6:19:42am

re: #210 Anymouse

Another Republican actor is running for Congress, from California. (I thought Hollywood was full of liberals?)

cnn.com

(More at CNN):

He claims he was blacklisted after he endorsed Trump and those big meanie liberals mocked him on Twitter!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 6:20:31am

re: #265 Belafon

From the article:

Sixty-eight percent of white working-class voters said the American way of life needs to be protected from foreign influence.

Unless it’s Russia, then it’s OK.

Russia is an oligarchic, right-wing authoritarian theocracy, that is what they want for America as well.

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 6:22:45am

re: #261 The Vicious Babushka

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 6:25:37am

THIS. THREAD.

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ObserverArt  May 9, 2017 • 6:27:20am

re: #253 Belafon

A little over a year ago, Markos posted his famous “Bernie lost on Super Tuesday, it’s time to move on” post, and these same people went absolutely bonkers.

Bernie never lost any primary ever. He was screwed out of glorious victory be Debbie and the DNC Downers!

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 6:27:51am

The irony is that Sessions was the one who asked the question of Yates about whether it was proper for an AG or Deputy AG to tell the President no -that’s something that’s improper and shouldn’t be done.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 6:28:54am

re: #273 The Vicious Babushka

THIS. THREAD.

Can’t read right now (no twitter access), saving for later.

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ObserverArt  May 9, 2017 • 6:38:05am

re: #269 Dr. Matt

The BernieBro/both sides do it Politico is raising their assholism to 11

POLITICO ✔ @politico
Do Democrats need to tweet more like Trump? politi.co via @sbg1 in @POLITICOMag
9:10 AM - 9 May 2017
7 7 Retweets 22 22 likes

Politico: We are just asking questions.

Me: Then stop asking questions. They’re dumb.

What does Esquire’s Charles Pierce call them? Ahh yes, Tiger Beat on the Potomac.

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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 6:51:34am

“WTF” doesn’t even suffice…

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Dr. Matt  May 9, 2017 • 6:52:17am

re: #278 FormerDirtDart

“WTF” doesn’t even suffice…

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Creating “laws” to address problems that don’t exist. That’s the GOP for you.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 6:54:06am

re: #278 FormerDirtDart

“WTF” doesn’t even suffice…

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First Rick Scott bans the use of the words “global warming” and “climate change”, now this.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 6:57:43am

re: #280 Timothy Watson

First Rick Scott bans the use of the words “global warming” and “climate change”, now this.

1984 as how-to guide.

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 7:00:51am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 7:00:56am

re: #278 FormerDirtDart

Oklahoma Republicans pass bill requiring state officials to call abortion ‘murder’ in public statements

there was a discussion about how the Democrats should welcome “pro-life liberals”?

what is a “pro-life liberal”? someone who balks at calling abortion “murder” and calls it “manslaughter” instead?

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Sir John Barron  May 9, 2017 • 7:01:53am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

Important thread that hopefully ends a narrative. “Economic anxiety” drove white voters to *Clinton; “cultural anxiety” drove them to Trump.

— Joy Reid

OK but let’s talk more about how economic anxiety drove the white working class to DT….

///

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 7:02:55am

re: #284 Sir John Barron

OK but let’s talk more about how economic anxiety drove the white working class to DT….

///

I can touch fishy?

-no!

I gonna touch fishy!

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 7:02:59am

re: #284 Sir John Barron

OK but let’s talk more about how economic anxiety drove the white working class to DT….

///

Saint Bern, the Anointed One, assures us that these are good people!

///

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Skip Intro  May 9, 2017 • 7:06:28am

re: #195 Kragar

Obedient props he has there.

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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 7:16:51am
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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 7:17:15am

re: #262 Belafon

And now you know why Bannon has Trump sticking to fucking up immigrants and minorities: It’s all their base is demanding.

It also shows that the rest of the party is a bunch of fucking cowards.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 7:24:48am

re: #288 FormerDirtDart

Who was the last president to get a military parade?

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 7:26:27am

re: #288 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 7:30:41am

re: #284 Sir John Barron

OK but let’s talk more about how economic anxiety drove the white working class to DT….

///

I’m so sick of hearing about these people.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 7:31:05am

re: #286 Timothy Watson

Saint Bern, the Anointed One, assures us that these are good people!

///

Bern assures us that we need these people more than our own base.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 7:31:33am

re: #289 Stanley Sea

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Going after Haitian immigrants now? Fuckers.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 7:32:09am

re: #292 HappyWarrior

I’m so sick of hearing about these people.

I want to hear about those who voted for Clinton. Screw those that voted for Trump.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 7:32:10am

I’m convinced that many conservatives want a dictatorship in some way.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 7:32:48am

re: #295 Belafon

I want to hear about those who voted for Clinton. Screw those that voted for Trump.

Yeah me too. There were plenty of them who knew that Trump was going to be the pathetic lying son of a bitch he is but the media only wants to focus on the ones that embraced Trump.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 7:34:07am

re: #295 Belafon

I want to hear about those who voted for Clinton. Screw those that voted for Trump.

I’m an erstwhile Republican from a Republican household who not only voted for Clinton, but volunteered for her campaign.

But no one wants to hear about me.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 7:37:52am

re: #298 Timothy Watson

I’m an erstwhile Republican from a Republican household who not only voted for Clinton, but volunteered for her campaign.

But no one wants to hear about me.

And tehre were a good amount of people like you. Trump got lucky and I mean that. Usually when a candidate who loses the populate vote but wins the EC, they only lose the popular vote by a fraction of a percentage as Bush did in 2000 but Trump lost by nearly 3 million votes. To put things in perspective, there are nineteen states with fewer people than what Clinton won her margin by. I guess that’s why I’m not sinking into despair about 2020.

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 7:37:53am

Damn, Fox is pushing the unmasking thing hard.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 7:38:30am

re: #300 Barefoot Grin

Damn, Fox is pushing the unmasking thing hard.

They’re trying to create the base’s narrative.

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makeitstop  May 9, 2017 • 7:39:17am

‘Morning, Lizards!

Eric Garland’s live tweetstorm of the hearings yesterday was absolutely brilliant, BTW. Worth a read, it’ll make ya laugh.

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 7:41:54am

re: #301 HappyWarrior

They’re trying to create the base’s narrative.

Yep. State propaganda arm of the WH at the moment.

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 7:46:11am

Did someone post this? Sorry if this is a repeat:

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 7:46:23am

The fuckers don’t surprise me anymore with this kind of craven nonsense. They think it’s the moral/ethical/religious failing that leads to death and medical issues, ignoring that all too frequently it’s an accident or injury that results in someone getting addicted to painkillers that leads to addiction on opiates to relieve the pain, and sometimes things go terribly wrong.

It can happen to anyone.

The GOP simply doesn’t care - they don’t care at the national level. They don’t care at the state or local level, and this is just more of the mask coming off.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 7:47:37am

re: #305 lawhawk

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The fuckers don’t surprise me anymore with this kind of craven nonsense. They think it’s the moral/ethical/religious failing that leads to death and medical issues, ignoring that all too frequently it’s an accident or injury that results in someone getting addicted to painkillers that leads to addiction on opiates to relieve the pain, and sometimes things go terribly wrong.

It can happen to anyone.

The GOP simply doesn’t care - they don’t care at the national level. They don’t care at the state or local level, and this is just more of the mask coming off.

It’s a shame that Limbaugh never removed himself from the gene pool.

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 7:51:18am

Just saw a quote from a French journalist who said ‘Macron won because we don’t have a Fox News in France.’

The news about Sinclair—Tribune in this context is deeply depressing.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 7:52:27am
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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 7:52:59am

re: #305 lawhawk

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The fuckers don’t surprise me anymore with this kind of craven nonsense. They think it’s the moral/ethical/religious failing that leads to death and medical issues, ignoring that all too frequently it’s an accident or injury that results in someone getting addicted to painkillers that leads to addiction on opiates to relieve the pain, and sometimes things go terribly wrong.

It can happen to anyone.

The GOP simply doesn’t care - they don’t care at the national level. They don’t care at the state or local level, and this is just more of the mask coming off.

And these assholes call themselves Christians. My mom’s brother died of an overdose. My grandparents never stopped mourning him. Fuck this asshole and his party so hard for being such heartless assholes.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 7:54:42am

NY Times fails harder, giving op-ed space to lying anti-choicers.

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Dr Lizardo  May 9, 2017 • 7:57:44am

OK, a bit of a sanity break - the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 dropped, and it looks good.

An observation, which I’ll put it in a spoiler.

If you watch closely, you’ll see odd little anachronisms; for instance, the old Atari logo and a flash of a scene with a holographic ballerina that says the word “Soviet”. I’m thinking (just speculating here) that all takes place in an alternate 2049, 30 years after the original Blade Runner took place in an alternate 2019, which means that the USSR is likely still around and Atari is too. Again, I’m just speculating.

Here it is:

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Official Trailer

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 7:57:45am

re: #310 The Vicious Babushka

NY Times fails harder, giving op-ed space to lying anti-choicers.

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They apparently outsourced their background checks to Trump’s transition team.

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 7:58:09am

re: #310 The Vicious Babushka

NY Times fails harder, giving op-ed space to lying anti-choicers.

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NYT: “we got 250K new subscriptions when Trump attacked us! How can we get more? Let’s alienate the people who signed up when Trump attacked us by giving a platform to anti-choicers and climate deniers!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 7:58:55am

re: #300 Barefoot Grin

Damn, Fox is pushing the unmasking thing hard.

Because they know that most of their viewers do not understand what “unmasking” involves: to them it is just part of a sinister, deep-state, Soros-funded, Obama-led plot to undermine the legally elected (with a historical margin in the EC and even in the popular vote if you discount all the illegal voters) President

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makeitstop  May 9, 2017 • 7:59:13am

re: #310 The Vicious Babushka

NY Times fails harder, giving op-ed space to lying anti-choicers.

It’s pretty sad to watch a venerated media outlet trying so hard to get on the good side of an administration (and their cultish followers) who will just hate them no matter what they do.

They’d do better to get ahead of the curve and start digging around in the sandbox of scandal, but no. They want to be friends with those fucking snakes.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 8:00:07am
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William Lewis  May 9, 2017 • 8:00:28am

re: #311 Dr Lizardo

OK, a bit of a sanity break - the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 dropped, and it looks good.

An observation, which I’ll put it in a spoiler.

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Here it is:

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It’s got potential. This one also dropped and I’m excited, for the first time since 1977, for a DC movie…

WONDER WOMAN Final Trailer (2017)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 8:00:37am

re: #305 lawhawk

REPUBLICANS: GOP State Senator: When People Die Of Overdoses That “Just Removes Them From The Gene Pool.”

Tell me again: why is it that the same people who outright reject Evolution just love them some of that Old-Time Social Darwinism?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 8:01:55am

re: #315 makeitstop

It’s pretty sad to watch a venerated media outlet trying so hard to get on the good side of an administration (and their cultish followers) who will just hate them no matter what they do.

They’d do better to get ahead of the curve and start digging around in the sandbox of scandal, but no. They want to be friends with those fucking snakes.

Not to mention their crowd sourcing of “nice things” to say about Trump.

I threw up in my mouth.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 8:03:00am

re: #318 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tell me again: why is it that the same people who outright reject Evolution just love them some of that Old-Time Social Darwinism?

A Republican friend of mine observed over 10 years ago that the party that doesn’t believe in evolution is the one that practices it, and the party that accepts evolution is the one that fights against it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 8:03:37am

re: #319 The Vicious Babushka

Not to mention their crowd sourcing of “nice things” to say about Trump.

I threw up in my mouth.

As I mentioned: Trump did propose a 6% increase in spending for veterans’ care.

That is the only positive thing I can think of, although it is estimated that they would need at least 10% more just to maintain minimum standards.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 8:06:40am

re: #321 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

As I mentioned: Trump did propose a 6% increase in spending for veterans’ care.

That is the only positive thing I can think of, although it is estimated that they would need at least 10% more just to maintain minimum standards.

While simultaneously talking about closing over a thousand clinics.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:07:02am

re: #318 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tell me again: why is it that the same people who outright reject Evolution just love them some of that Old-Time Social Darwinism?

Wish I knew. I had the same thought watching Don Blankenship the otehr night .

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Dr Lizardo  May 9, 2017 • 8:07:33am

re: #317 William Lewis

It’s got potential. This one also dropped and I’m excited, for the first time since 1977, for a DC movie…

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Yeah, this looks good. I’m looking forward to seeing this one…….and hopefully, D.C. got it right.

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makeitstop  May 9, 2017 • 8:08:13am

re: #319 The Vicious Babushka

Not to mention their crowd sourcing of “nice things” to say about Trump.

I threw up in my mouth.

That won’t end well. The pro-Yam comments will all be the same (‘He’s doing what he promised,’ ‘He’s MAGA,’ etc.) and the Resistance will bury them with ridicule.

That idea will disappear without a mention, I’d bet.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:08:56am

Here’s the thing. Clinton did discuss economical issiues. She just didn’t give those people the quick fix that Bernie promised or the resentments like Trump did. It’d be nice if the media fucking acknowledged that but we have to hear about the poor WWC pity parade and see Bernie blasting the Democrats for actually talking about what they actually talk about with these voters with. It stinks.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 8:12:47am

re: #326 HappyWarrior

Here’s the thing. Clinton did discuss economical issiues. She just didn’t give those people the quick fix that Bernie promised or the resentments like Trump did. It’d be nice if the media fucking acknowledged that but we have to hear about the poor WWC pity parade and see Bernie blasting the Democrats for actually talking about what they actually talk about with these voters with. It stinks.

And she told the truth to people while Lying Don said he would “bring the factories back”. She even called him on that bullshit during one of the debates but the moderator decided it was time to talk about e-mails again.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 8:13:13am

I would also like to see DC pull off Kingdom Come as a movie, but they’re going to need a lot more practice writing scripts.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 8:14:47am
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mmmirele  May 9, 2017 • 8:18:01am

re: #278 FormerDirtDart

“WTF” doesn’t even suffice…

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I’m just waiting for some bereft mom to slug the good ///// representative for referring to her miscarriage as “spontaneous murder.” (The technical term for a miscarriage is “spontaneous abortion.”) I would pay good money to see that.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 8:18:19am

Tips For Not Condemning Millions Of Americans To Sickness And Death

From The Onion, but there’s nothing funny about this one.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 8:18:41am

re: #329 The Vicious Babushka

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I am sure that FOIA request will set a record for the fastest ever processed.

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Teukka  May 9, 2017 • 8:21:36am

re: #329 The Vicious Babushka

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Teukka  May 9, 2017 • 8:23:02am

re: #333 Teukka

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sagehen  May 9, 2017 • 8:24:21am

re: #322 Timothy Watson

While simultaneously talking about closing over a thousand clinics.

But see, that’s *why* they need the extra money. Because sending vets to private doctors who mostly have non-vet patients, means they’re less likely to have the training/equipment to deal with a lot of service-related medical problems.

Example: Agent Orange caused a lot of difficult-to-diagnose problems for people who breathed in trace amounts over a protracted period of time. It’s only because the VA saw a lot of those cases, and other doctors never saw any of them, that the problem was identified and there could be research to find a way to deal with it.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 8:26:42am

PEPSI: Watch a rich, thin white girl stop a riot with a can of Pepsi!

DOVE: Hold my body wash.

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sagehen  May 9, 2017 • 8:26:55am

re: #331 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Tips For Not Condemning Millions Of Americans To Sickness And Death

From The Onion, but there’s nothing funny about this one.

My favorite part:

If respect for human life doesn’t interest you, try to remember that sick and indigent people are, at this point, still legally allowed to vote.

Acknowledge that serving in public office sometimes means putting aside your personal beliefs about how all poor people deserve to die in a wet ditch.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:28:44am

You know what I’m sick of? I’m sick of douchebags like Steve Crowder, Amiri King(I think that’s teh guy’s name), Ben Shapiro, and their whole fuck you, I got mine mentality that I have to see. Oh, your’e a right wing talking head, you’re the person I should listen to on morality, work ethic, etc.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:29:37am

What kind of country are we in now that Jimmy Kimmel’s heart felt thank you to the medical staff at his son’s hospital and his wish that other children have the same help that his son did gets back lash?

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 8:30:28am

re: #336 The Vicious Babushka

PEPSI: Watch a rich, thin white girl stop a riot with a can of Pepsi!

DOVE: Hold my body wash.

I’m still going to have to say that Pepsi and a Kardashian ending political conflict is way worse.

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 8:31:02am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

What kind of country are we in now that Jimmy Kimmel’s heart felt thank you to the medical staff at his son’s hospital and his wish that other children have the same help that his son did gets back lash?

The country in which it’s suddenly fashionable again among conservatives to suggest that emergency rooms constitute proper health care for the uninsured.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 8:31:14am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

What kind of country are we in now that Jimmy Kimmel’s heart felt thank you to the medical staff at his son’s hospital and his wish that other children have the same help that his son did gets back lash?

Not a Christian one, or Jewish one, or Muslim one, or Atheist one.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 9, 2017 • 8:31:47am

re: #336 The Vicious Babushka

The grocery store stockboy in me is thinking that’s a packaging/shelving/inventory nightmare, in addition to being totally freaking stupid.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 8:31:55am
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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:32:12am

re: #341 Barefoot Grin

The country in which it’s suddenly fashionable again among conservatives to suggest that emergency rooms constitute proper health care for the uninsured.

OR where the nation’s AG uses a law that upheld sergregation in court to argue his point.

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 8:32:33am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 8:33:25am

re: #327 Timothy Watson

And she told the truth to people while Lying Don said he would “bring the factories back”.

One of the traditional tasks of a politician was to assure an abundance of well paid jobs with benefits for white male breadwinners. People still want that, which is shy so many fell for Trump’s empty promises instead of HRC’s more realistic calls for restructuring and re-qualification.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 8:34:05am

re: #330 mmmirele

I’m just waiting for some bereft mom to slug the good ///// representative for referring to her miscarriage as “spontaneous murder.” (The technical term for a miscarriage is “spontaneous abortion.”) I would pay good money to see that.

Masturbation is genocide.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 8:34:16am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

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“Pitch”? Freudian slip?

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 8:34:26am

re: #347 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

One of the traditional tasks of a politician was to assure an abundance of well paid jobs with benefits for white male breadwinners. People still want that, which is shy so many fell for Trump’s empty promises instead of HRC’s more realistic calls for restructuring and re-qualification.

Jobs that didn’t require training for those sensitive white men.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:34:28am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

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They also elected Reagan too. Tell me, Joe, how the ehll was Reagan qalified to be governor in 1966? You guys love celebs when they agree with you. Tucker recently had fucking Fabio talking about crime. And Ted Nugent is your go to guy when you want to btich about gun laws so shut the fuck up about a man talking about his son. WTF is wrong with you. Oh wait, you’re a deadbeat dad. At least Kimmel valeus his children, more than you can say about yourself.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:35:32am

re: #346 lawhawk

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I don’t blame him. And Jimmy, thanks, anyone who calls you an elitist for your rant is the real elitist. You want all American children to enjoy the same privileges, your family does, that my friend is the opposite of elitism.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 8:35:40am

re: #349 Timothy Watson

“Pitch”? Freudian slip?

Auto-correct. I think Rebecca said “bitch”

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scottslemmons  May 9, 2017 • 8:35:55am

re: #342 Belafon

Not a Christian one, or Jewish one, or Muslim one, or Atheist one.

It’s not even a Satanic one. I’ve known at least as many decent, compassionate Satanists as I have decent, compassionate Christians.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:37:17am

re: #354 scottslemmons

It’s not even a Satanic one. I’ve known at least as many decent, compassionate Satanists as I have decent, compassionate Christians.

It’s a cruel one. I’ve been having some great conversations with my closest brother in age about how modern conservatism doesn’t even view people as people. Just cogs in the machine to make the rich money.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 8:37:24am

re: #336 The Vicious Babushka

Dove’s latest “real beauty” campaign of body-type bottles has become a source of mockery on social media on the part of overweight, out-of-shape white males sitting in their dirty underwear in their parents’ basements.

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Teukka  May 9, 2017 • 8:38:37am

re: #330 mmmirele

I’m just waiting for some bereft mom to slug the good ///// representative for referring to her miscarriage as “spontaneous murder.” (The technical term for a miscarriage is “spontaneous abortion.”) I would pay good money to see that.

I’ve overheard some pro-lifers here in Sweden clutching pearls and feigning fainting over spontaneous abortions, how they should be outlawed and the women prosecuted… They don’t seem to get it’s not that related to what they think of an abortion…

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 8:38:59am

re: #356 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It just seems to me that a short, round bottle is more difficult to hold on to in the shower than a long bottle with a grip in the middle.

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calochortus  May 9, 2017 • 8:41:28am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

It just seems to me that a short, round bottle is more difficult to hold on to in the shower than a long bottle with a grip in the middle.

Are those actual bottles in a store, or just for advertising purposes?

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Flying Squirrel Girl  May 9, 2017 • 8:42:29am

re: #341 Barefoot Grin

Let me tell ya, you haven’t lived until you’ve had to accompany your mom to her cancer treatment at the “free clinic,” where she is seen by a recent med school grad with no experience or expertise (but great bedside manner). Second opinion? Treatment options? Pfffft. Who needs those? After all, it was her fault for being poor.

Why didn’t my mom just try harder not to be poor or have a pre-existing condition?

Why did she choose to make mortgage payments and stop paying her COBRA when she was laid off less than 6 months after her initial breast cancer diagnosis because she could afford one or the other but not both?

And when she had trouble finding a job because she was 59, why didn’t she choose to work as a waitress at a diner that offered health benefits?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 8:43:08am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

What kind of country are we in now that Jimmy Kimmel’s heart felt thank you to the medical staff at his son’s hospital and his wish that other children have the same help that his son did gets back lash?

A country in which small-government, free-market ideology is more important than peoples’ lives.

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Sir John Barron  May 9, 2017 • 8:43:40am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

“dictated”? Is that the same thing as having an opinion?

//

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:44:36am

re: #361 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A country in which small-government, free-market ideology is more important than peoples’ lives.

These people are more the enemy of capitalism than anything people like Sanders propose.

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 8:45:23am

re: #356 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is such a stereotype. Some of us don’t even have a basement!

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 8:45:43am

re: #363 HappyWarrior

These people are more the enemy of capitalism than anything people like Sanders propose.

They seem to think that Marx’s caricature of capitalism is something to aspire to.

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 8:45:50am

re: #357 Teukka

Or that you could have a chemical pregnancy that spontaneously aborts for reasons that no one quite understands. Even if the embryo is fine (tested with PGD), so much can still go wrong that it doesn’t take. A woman could have blood drawn showing that they’re pregnant as their hormone levels rise as they should, but something goes wrong and the pregnancy terminates. It could be a structural issue in the uterus, or a hormone issue, or god knows what.

And these fuckers think that this is murder?

These fuckers don’t get that most women have more miscarriages than they ever know and these people are intent on criminalizing a natural body process and pushing the costs on to women and their families all because they don’t get how biology works, or that the law doesn’t support their position (so they’re intent on changing it to their anti-science baffling BS).

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 8:48:04am

re: #360 Flying Squirrel Girl

Let me tell ya, you haven’t lived until you’ve had to accompany your mom to her cancer treatment at the “free clinic,” where she is seen by a recent med school grad with no experience or expertise (but great bedside manner). Second opinion? Treatment options? Pfffft. Who needs those? After all, it was her fault for being poor.

Why didn’t my mom just try harder not to be poor or have a pre-existing condition?

Why did she choose to make mortgage payments and stop paying her COBRA when she was laid off less than 6 months after her initial breast cancer diagnosis because she could afford one or the other but not both?

And when she had trouble finding a job because she was 59, why didn’t she choose to work as a waitress at a diner that offered health benefits?

I hate this. We were really lucky when I lost health care. I knew I had another job in a few months, but there was no way we could afford COBRA. We were fortunate that nothing happened while uninsured those several months. What happened to your mother is unforgivable. I joke a lot, but what is happening now makes me furious.

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Teukka  May 9, 2017 • 8:48:16am

re: #366 lawhawk

Or that you could have a chemical pregnancy that spontaneously aborts for reasons that no one quite understands. Even if the embryo is fine (tested with PGD), so much can still go wrong that it doesn’t take. A woman could have blood drawn showing that they’re pregnant as their hormone levels rise as they should, but something goes wrong and the pregnancy terminates. It could be a structural issue in the uterus, or a hormone issue, or god knows what.

And these fuckers think that this is murder?

These fuckers don’t get that most women have more miscarriages than they ever know and these people are intent on criminalizing a natural body process and pushing the costs on to women and their families all because they don’t get how biology works, or that the law doesn’t support their position (so they’re intent on changing it to their anti-science baffling BS).

These fuckers don’t even get than an ectopic pregnancy more than a certain distance away from the uterus is not viable, and can be outright life-threatening. They still see an abortion in that circumstance as murder.

*headdesks*

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 8:48:49am
A Chester man has been charged with assaulting a woman based on her race in an incident last week in which police said the defendant pulled the victim from her car after purposely striking the vehicle.

The incident unfolded Thursday in the 500 block of E. Hundred Road when police said the suspect pulled alongside the woman’s car as she was waiting to turn from Rivers Bend Boulevard onto westbound East Hundred Road.

The suspect, who is white, then began to shout at the woman, who is black, prompting the woman to change course and turn onto eastbound East Hundred Road in an effort to avoid him, police said.

The suspect followed the woman and eventually struck the rear of her car with his vehicle. After the collision, the suspect got out and opened the driver’s side door of the woman’s car and pulled her out, police said.

With the help of two men nearby who tried to restrain the suspect, the woman was was able to break free and run to a nearby building, where employees locked the door. The suspect then tried to force his way inside, but the men who helped the woman, along with a third man, restrained the suspect until officers arrived, police said.

richmond.com

Another great Virginian. Spit.

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Barefoot Grin  May 9, 2017 • 8:49:43am

re: #367 Barefoot Grin

I hate this. We were really lucky when I lost health care. I knew I had another job in a few months, but there was no way we could afford COBRA. We were fortunate that nothing happened while uninsured those several months. What happened to your mother is unforgivable. I joke a lot, but what is happening now makes me furious.

Also, I looked at catastrophic insurance policies, but if you look carefully (this was pre-ACA), they were pretty much useless, too.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 8:50:43am

re: #365 Timothy Watson

They seem to think that Marx’s caricature of capitalism is something to aspire to.

Exactly.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 8:51:13am

re: #369 Timothy Watson

richmond.com

Another great Virginian. Spit.

At least there were other good Virginians to help.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 8:56:09am

re: #370 Barefoot Grin

Also, I looked at catastrophic insurance policies, but if you look carefully (this was pre-ACA), they were pretty much useless, too.

I had one like that when I was in my 20’s, young and strapping and had not seen the inside of a doctor’s office or clinic for years: $60 a month, $5,000 deductible. Basically bankruptcy insurance in case I got hit by a truck.

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calochortus  May 9, 2017 • 9:00:13am

re: #373 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I had one like that when I was in my 20’s, young and strapping and had not seen the inside of a doctor’s office or clinic for years: 60 dollars a month, $5,000 deductible. Basically bankruptcy insurance in case I got hit by a truck.

We did that for a while too, and it actually worked out OK. However, medical care without applicable insurance tended to startle receptionists…

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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 9:00:23am

I wonder what Huma’s atty is doing right now.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 9:03:27am

Interesting fact of the day: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, among other things, placed limits on the insurance company and ensured that employees covered by a group health insurance plan would have their pre-existing conditions covered after a maximum of 12 months.

The bill passed the House 421-2 and the Senate 98-0. The GOP have been assholes for a long time, but it goes to show completely batshit insane and vindictive they have become, right?

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 9:06:22am

re: #375 Stanley Sea

I wonder what Huma’s atty is doing right now.

I wish there was someway for the Democratic committee members to at least make a motion that a referral be made to the DOJ to start an investigation for perjury and contempt of Congress.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 9:06:36am

re: #376 Timothy Watson

Interesting fact of the day: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, among other things, placed limits on the insurance company and ensured that employees covered by a group health insurance plan would have their pre-existing conditions covered after a maximum of 12 months.

The bill passed the House 421-2 and the Senate 98-0. The GOP have been assholes for a long time, but it goes to show completely batshit insane and vindictive they have become, right?

Only Republicans can go to China. If Democrats try, Republicans will blow up China.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  May 9, 2017 • 9:07:12am

re: #367 Barefoot Grin

My mom literally had to choose between healthcare and homelessness, and she chose to stay in her home and paid the ultimate price. It’s been 18 years, but it still infuriates me that these were her only options.

We were very lucky because a neighbor we had grown up with worked for the collections agency that partnered with the hospital where she was treated. She made sure my mom’s account was assigned to her and was able to get the $13K in medical bills my mom had rung up written off when she received a terminal diagnosis. Having that hanging over us as we cared for her in her final months would have made a very difficult time that much harder.

So I guess a thank you to the Dallas County taxpayers is in order, since they ponied up tax dollars to cover the hospital’s losses due to treating patients like my mom. ///////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 9:11:27am

re: #379 Flying Squirrel Girl

My mom literally had to choose between healthcare and homelessness, and she chose to stay in her home and paid the ultimate price. It’s been 18 years, but it still infuriates me that these were her only options.

Mentioned this before, but my (late) sister and brother-in-law, two hard-working, middle-class American homeowners, had to declare bankruptcy over medical expenses. She had a bout with cancer over several years and he was in a bad car accident.

Things like that should not happen in any civilized nation.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 9:12:06am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 9:12:21am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

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darthstar  May 9, 2017 • 9:13:34am

Follow up on my sous-vide poached eggs from last night…pictured are the ones I made for my wife—on a bed of polenta with baby artichokes and bacon chunks (she likes her yolks a little firmer - still orange and soft inside, but not very runny). The big takeaway, however, is the shape! The motherfuckin’ shape! The loose white is left in the bowl and only the firm white gets poached for about 30-45 seconds for the eggs I had - these went for 90 seconds after coming out of the water bath (1 hour at 145 degrees)

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wrenchwench  May 9, 2017 • 9:13:37am

re: #366 lawhawk

Or that you could have a chemical pregnancy that spontaneously aborts for reasons that no one quite understands. Even if the embryo is fine (tested with PGD), so much can still go wrong that it doesn’t take. A woman could have blood drawn showing that they’re pregnant as their hormone levels rise as they should, but something goes wrong and the pregnancy terminates. It could be a structural issue in the uterus, or a hormone issue, or god knows what.

And these fuckers think that this is murder?

These fuckers don’t get that most women have more miscarriages than they ever know and these people are intent on criminalizing a natural body process and pushing the costs on to women and their families all because they don’t get how biology works, or that the law doesn’t support their position (so they’re intent on changing it to their anti-science baffling BS).

This backs my assertion: anti-choice = anti-science.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 9:13:41am

re: #379 Flying Squirrel Girl

So I guess a thank you to the Dallas County taxpayers is in order, since they ponied up tax dollars to cover the hospital’s losses due to treating patients like my mom. ///////

And this is where ACA saves everyone money: especially in poor areas, a lot of those emergency room visits could be avoided with a minimum of preventive care, some therapy or prescription meds.

Instead, they are neglected and allowed to develop into emergency situations, which the clinics cannot turn away but which in the end go unpaid. And guess who gets to bear the costs?

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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 9:13:50am

Look at that.
Ominous and terrifying in a mere 44 characters…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 9:15:05am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

It just seems to me that a short, round bottle is more difficult to hold on to in the shower than a long bottle with a grip in the middle.

So you’re saying it’s better to be tall with a slim waist.
You’re a bottle-shamer!
/

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darthstar  May 9, 2017 • 9:15:09am

re: #386 FormerDirtDart

Look at that.
Ominous and terrifying in a mere 44 characters…

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Nuclear site. (had too google it)…I hate nuclear accidents - let’s hope it’s just a false alarm

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 9:16:49am

There are times when saying something is unfuckingbelievable. This is one of those times.

The Italian Navy/CG fucked up. Bigly. Under SOLAS, “…the master of a ship at sea which is in a position to be able to provide assistance, on receiving a signal from any source that persons are in distress at sea, is bound to proceed with all speed to their assistance, if possible informing them or the search and rescue service that the ship is doing so.”

The only reason they didn’t? Because it would mean responding to Syrian refugees in crisis. There should be criminal charges brought against all those involved - these people willingly let those people drown by delaying the rescue response.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 9:17:20am

re: #388 darthstar

Nuclear site. (had too google it)…I hate nuclear accidents - let’s hope it’s just a false alarm

HANFORD EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Event Summary 5/9/2017
HANFORD SITE ALERT
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office activated the Hanford Emergency Operations Center at 8:26 a.m., after an alert was declared at the 200 East Area. There are concerns about subsidence in the soil covering railroad tunnels near a former chemical processing facility. The tunnels contain contaminated materials.
Actions taken to protect site employees include:
Facility personnel have been evacuated
As a precaution, workers in potentially affected areas of the Hanford Site have gone indoors
Access to the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site, which is located in the center of the Hanford Site, has been restricted to protect employees

hanford.gov

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danarchy  May 9, 2017 • 9:17:39am

re: #317 William Lewis

It’s got potential. This one also dropped and I’m excited, for the first time since 1977, for a DC movie…

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I am skeptical. Not a big fan of Gal Gadot, she definitely looks the part, but I have not been impressed with her actual acting maybe it is just the accent, but everything just seems a little forced and unnatural. The fact that they changed directors mid stream is never a good sign either. Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised, the trailers look ok but that can be deceiving.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 9:18:19am
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wrenchwench  May 9, 2017 • 9:19:12am

re: #388 darthstar

Nuclear site. (had too google it)…I hate nuclear accidents - let’s hope it’s just a false alarm

Now google WPPSS, find out why it’s pronounced ‘whoops’.

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darthstar  May 9, 2017 • 9:19:29am

re: #390 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

HANFORD EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Event Summary 5/9/2017
HANFORD SITE ALERT
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office activated the Hanford Emergency Operations Center at 8:26 a.m., after an alert was declared at the 200 East Area. There are concerns about subsidence in the soil covering railroad tunnels near a former chemical processing facility. The tunnels contain contaminated materials.
Actions taken to protect site employees include:
Facility personnel have been evacuated
As a precaution, workers in potentially affected areas of the Hanford Site have gone indoors
Access to the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site, which is located in the center of the Hanford Site, has been restricted to protect employees

hanford.gov

That’s Rick Perry’s responsibility…send that stupid fuckin’ cowboy in with a shovel and a Hefty bag.

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 9:20:02am

re: #386 FormerDirtDart

Hope for the best, prepare for a nuclear emergency. Hanford is littered with 70 years of nuclear waste, including waste “storage” areas that are known to leak or have leaked in the past.

The Hanford website:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office activated the Hanford Emergency Operations Center at 8:26 a.m., after an alert was declared at the 200 East Area. There are concerns about subsidence in the soil covering railroad tunnels near a former chemical processing facility. The tunnels contain contaminated materials.
Actions taken to protect site employees include:
Facility personnel have been evacuated
As a precaution, workers in potentially affected areas of the Hanford Site have gone indoors
Access to the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site, which is located in the center of the Hanford Site, has been restricted to protect employees
The public can request information regarding the event by calling[no phone numbers allowed]. The media may call[no phone numbers allowed].

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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 9:20:26am

Some info

“… There are concerns about subsidence in the soil covering railroad tunnels near a former chemical processing facility. The tunnels contain contaminated materials, an emergency alert said. …”

Being in Florida when I see “subsidence” I think “here comes a sinkhole…”
So yeah, probably one of the most terrifying places in the country for a sinkhole…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 9:20:38am

re: #391 danarchy

I am skeptical. Not a big fan of Gal Gadot, she definitely looks the part, but I have not been impressed with her actual acting maybe it is just the accent, but everything just seems a little forced and unnatural. The fact that they changed directors mid stream is never a good sign either. Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised, the trailers look ok but that can be deceiving.

I thought she was the only good thing about Batman vs. Superman.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  May 9, 2017 • 9:21:52am

re: #385 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Indeed. My mom didn’t go to the doctor for 17 years, because she opted to spend any funds for healthcare on my sister and me. Most of the time we didn’t even go to the doctor when we were sick, instead we went to her friend Shirley’s house; Shirley was married to an OB/GYN and he would do his best to diagnose us and then bring home samples from the office to treat us (we still joke about going to the gynecologist when we had the flu).

The first time she went to the doctor after her 17 year hiatus, a lump was found in her breast. My mom was the definition of why emergency-only healthcare is such a shitty option.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 9:22:02am

re: #394 darthstar

That’s Rick Perry’s responsibility…send that stupid fuckin’ cowboy in with a shovel and a Hefty bag.

Surely a man like that sends others to their deaths. He’s not expected to do anything of value at his level.

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 9:22:59am

re: #397 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

She was the best thing about that movie. Her entrance was among the best superhero entrances in any of the comic book movies.

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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 9:25:38am

re: #388 darthstar

Nuclear site. (had too google it)…I hate nuclear accidents - let’s hope it’s just a false alarm

Referring to Hanford as a “nuclear site” is sort of like calling a Walmart Supercenter a “bodega”

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 9, 2017 • 9:28:45am

The Wonder Woman movie is the only DC Universe movie that holds my interest.

BvS was an underwhelming mess and Suicide Squad was plain awful.

Justice League has a chance to be good, but it’ll probably suffer from the same problems that BvS had.

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 9:32:22am

re: #402 A wild WITHAK appeared!

The Wonder Woman movie is the only DC Universe movie that holds my interest.

BvS was an underwhelming mess and Suicide Squad was plain awful.

Justice League has a chance to be good, but it’ll probably suffer from the same problems that BvS had.

Wonder Woman has a chance, if Snyder doesn’t botch it.
BvS was underwhelming and the saving grace was WW’s introduction to save the day.
Suicide Squad’s best parts were the trailers. The movie was a mess that tried to be DC’s response to Guardians of the Galaxy (rogues and criminals come together to save the day, complete with soundtrack of their lives). There was so much wasted potential, and The Joker was a completely wasted appearance.

I don’t give Justice League much hope for succeeding where the other DC movies haven’t. The dour tone of the DC movies plays into it. “Gritty” is not the same as actively hating various characters as Snyder apparently hated Superman.

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Sir John Barron  May 9, 2017 • 9:33:23am

re: #388 darthstar

Nuclear site. (had too google it)…I hate nuclear accidents - let’s hope it’s just a false alarm

Why have nucleur if not going to use. I know all about the nuclear triad thing. We have all the nuclear.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 9:33:26am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 9:35:22am

re: #403 lawhawk

Wonder Woman has a chance, if Snyder doesn’t botch it.
BvS was underwhelming and the saving grace was WW’s introduction to save the day.
Suicide Squad’s best parts were the trailers. The movie was a mess that tried to be DC’s response to Guardians of the Galaxy (rogues and criminals come together to save the day, complete with soundtrack of their lives). There was so much wasted potential, and The Joker was a completely wasted appearance.

I don’t give Justice League much hope for succeeding where the other DC movies haven’t. The dour tone of the DC movies plays into it. “Gritty” is not the same as actively hating various characters as Snyder apparently hated Superman.

I liked Suicide Squad, but I saw a extended cut, not the theatrical release.

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I also expect less from DC movies, so my expectations are properly lowered when watching one.

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ObserverArt  May 9, 2017 • 9:36:57am

re: #310 The Vicious Babushka

NY Times fails harder, giving op-ed space to lying anti-choicers.

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All viewpoints must be heard so our readers can make the best decisions for their own lives.

So, for all the Christians and staunch conservatives that believe in Heaven and Hell…how would you feel if good ol’ Lou Cipher himself manifested as a human and got his own NY Times opinion column?

You’d be fine with it, right.

All opinions must be heard and all. If no one judges the opinion on merit then what prevents just plain old bad and dangerous

And even if there is no “Satan” in a sense by allowing all opinion you are opening up the minds of weak-minded people to ideas and concepts that are not good for them or society in general.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

So New York Times, you can just go to hell right now, because your intentions suck.

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Dr Lizardo  May 9, 2017 • 9:38:19am

re: #386 FormerDirtDart

Look at that.
Ominous and terrifying in a mere 44 characters…

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Well, shit.

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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 9:39:44am
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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 9:42:15am

re: #383 darthstar

Perfection.

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scottslemmons  May 9, 2017 • 9:42:52am

re: #403 lawhawk

I don’t give Justice League much hope for succeeding where the other DC movies haven’t. The dour tone of the DC movies plays into it. “Gritty” is not the same as actively hating various characters as Snyder apparently hated Superman.

This is a problem that’s plagued the comics for a while, too, especially at DC. “Grim and Gritty” has been DC’s trademark for a number of years, which is okay when you’re talking Batman, but completely the opposite of what you need for Superman. During their “New 52” phase, they essentially tried to shoehorn all of their characters into the template of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films.

I haven’t been able to read comics on a regular basis for many months, but it seems DC is starting to improve. Marvel, on the other hand, is turning Captain America into a Nazi, for some damn reason… :/

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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 9:43:25am

re: #386 FormerDirtDart

Look at that.
Ominous and terrifying in a mere 44 characters…

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 9:45:25am

OTTERS

The wait is over, Richmond. The otters are (almost) back at Maymont.

Two new otters, a male and a female, both approximately two years old, will be on view at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center beginning Tuesday, May 16.

Both otters come from Louisiana where they were found raiding crayfish farms and were deemed “nuisances” by local authorities, according to a Maymont spokesperson.

Maymont has been searching for new otters since last fall after its long-time otters, Neptune (age 19) and Pandora (age 17), died of natural causes.

richmond.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 9:45:27am

re: #386 FormerDirtDart

Look at that.
Ominous and terrifying in a mere 44 characters…

Emergency reported at Hanford Site

Rick Perry named Energy Secretary

is only 32 characters and even more terrifying

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lawhawk  May 9, 2017 • 9:47:21am

re: #414 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Reminder:

Perry wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy while not knowing that it was responsible for the US nuclear stockpile (and the nuclear sites like Hanford). He only learned of what it actually does after he was nominated to head the agency.

That means that Perry’s gotta field questions about what’s going on there.

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Citizen K  May 9, 2017 • 9:47:49am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

What kind of country are we in now that Jimmy Kimmel’s heart felt thank you to the medical staff at his son’s hospital and his wish that other children have the same help that his son did gets back lash?

A country where empathy for anyone outside of your race, location, or tax bracket is considered one of the worst cardinal sins ever, and self-interest and xenophobic paranoia are exalted as the highest of virtues.

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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 9:47:50am

re: #414 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Rick Perry named Energy Secretary

is only 32 characters and even more terrifying

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 9:48:20am

re: #395 lawhawk

Hope for the best, prepare for a nuclear emergency. Hanford is littered with 70 years of nuclear waste, including waste “storage” areas that are known to leak or have leaked in the past.

The Hanford website:

My best friend works with a lot of poorly-educated people in Portland, OR. Here’s his quote on the topic:

I just learned about the problems recently but my wingnut coworkers say they are sick of hearing about it. One of them mentioned tree-huggers when he was cursing. So much stupid.

I suggested telling them that Liberals don’t want them to go to the site and inhale plutonium.

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Skip Intro  May 9, 2017 • 9:49:30am

re: #417 FormerDirtDart

Rick Perry is still trying to decide which cowboy hat/pair of glasses makes him look the most in charge.

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CongoJack  May 9, 2017 • 9:50:14am

re: #411 scottslemmons

This is a problem that’s plagued the comics for a while, too, especially at DC. “Grim and Gritty” has been DC’s trademark for a number of years, which is okay when you’re talking Batman, but completely the opposite of what you need for Superman. During their “New 52” phase, they essentially tried to shoehorn all of their characters into the template of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films.

I haven’t been able to read comics on a regular basis for many months, but it seems DC is starting to improve. Marvel, on the other hand, is turning Captain America into a Nazi, for some damn reason… :/

Yeah…. I’ve read almost everything Marvel has released in the last couple years. The Captain American thing just pisses me off. Its like saying Obama put his birth in the Honolulu newspaper when he was born so he could trick people to run for President in 2008 when he actually was born in Kenya. So Captain America faked out all of these people to be a surprise Nazi - doesnt make freaking sense in the lore of the character. Does that mean the Red Skull was the good guy? Ugh

Side note: Greeley, CO - where I live got pounded yesterday with golf ball sized hail for an hour and a half (including torrential rain that flooded the middle of the town). Having the insurance company come to my house and need to have my wife’s brand new car (2017 Forrester) looked at as it has a good amount of damage (she is not taking this well as it was her baby bump present from me).

Worst is - she is from Chicago - got Cubs Rockies tickets and they postponed the game until today at Noon… but with us both working in education of course we can go (and they wont let us exchange the damn tickets for the other Cubs/Rockies game).

So at the moment I’m back to being nihilistic.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 9:51:30am

re: #418 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

My best friend works with a lot of poorly-educated people in Portland, OR. Here’s his quote on the topic:

I suggested telling them that Liberals don’t want them to go to the site and inhale plutonium.

New York Times op-ed: Is plutonium really that bad for you?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 9:52:35am

re: #420 CongoJack

Yeah…. I’ve read almost everything Marvel has released in the last couple years. The Captain American thing just pisses me off. Its like saying Obama put his birth in the Honolulu newspaper when he was born so he could trick people to run for President in 2008 when he actually was born in Kenya. So Captain America faked out all of these people to be a surprise Nazi - doesnt make freaking sense in the lore of the character. Does that mean the Red Skull was the good guy? Ugh

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Red Skull was a bad guy, but Cap fought him as part of his totally-not-absurd deep-cover.
Yes, the Captain America thing is insane.

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TedStriker  May 9, 2017 • 9:54:09am

re: #369 Timothy Watson

richmond.com

Another great Virginian. Spit.

The defendant, Matthew R. Ellis, 27, of the 12000 block of Stonebridge Lane, was charged five felonies and two driving offenses. They include hate crime assault of the woman, abduction, attempted breaking and entering, two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer, reckless driving and disregarding a traffic signal.

Dude’s fucked now…

/half

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 9:54:30am

re: #420 CongoJack

Yeah…. I’ve read almost everything Marvel has released in the last couple years. The Captain American thing just pisses me off. Its like saying Obama put his birth in the Honolulu newspaper when he was born so he could trick people to run for President in 2008 when he actually was born in Kenya. So Captain America faked out all of these people to be a surprise Nazi - doesnt make freaking sense in the lore of the character. Does that mean the Red Skull was the good guy? Ugh

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My son, who reads a lot of Tumblr and other media sites, and what he says the guy doing it to Captain America is like tells me he’s a full blown DudeBro, a la Scott Adams.

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BeachDem  May 9, 2017 • 9:56:48am

re: #336 The Vicious Babushka

PEPSI: Watch a rich, thin white girl stop a riot with a can of Pepsi!

DOVE: Hold my body wash.

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Did they hire Ivanka to “architect” their message?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 9:57:09am

re: #424 Belafon

My son, who reads a lot of Tumblr and other media sites, and what he says the guy doing it to Captain America is like tells me he’s a full blown DudeBro, a la Scott Adams.

Scott Adams started going a bit MRA in his strip but then backed off…glad, because I still enjoy it.

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Teukka  May 9, 2017 • 9:57:26am

re: #425 BeachDem

Did they hire Ivanka to “architect” their message?

Or it could be an Sooper sekrit EO we don’t know of.

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Citizen K  May 9, 2017 • 9:57:46am

re: #424 Belafon

My son, who reads a lot of Tumblr and other media sites, and what he says the guy doing it to Captain America is like tells me he’s a full blown DudeBro, a la Scott Adams.

Yeah, what I remember hearing is very combative and defensive, getting into fights with detractors. Compared to Dan Slott during the controversial Superior Spider-Man stuff who was calm and urging for a ‘wait and see’ attitude without trying to fight critics.

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scottslemmons  May 9, 2017 • 9:57:55am

re: #424 Belafon

My son, who reads a lot of Tumblr and other media sites, and what he says the guy doing it to Captain America is like tells me he’s a full blown DudeBro, a la Scott Adams.

I’ve been predicting that in less than ten years, Nick Spencer, the writer, is going to be writing the kind of weird wingnut crap that Frank Miller specializes in these days.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 9, 2017 • 9:58:03am

re: #424 Belafon

My son, who reads a lot of Tumblr and other media sites, and what he says the guy doing it to Captain America is like tells me he’s a full blown DudeBro, a la Scott Adams.

The dude’s last name is Spencer.

Funny coincidence.

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scottslemmons  May 9, 2017 • 9:59:34am

re: #430 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The dude’s last name is Spencer.

Funny coincidence.

He was also very vocal about denouncing people who punched Richard Spencer. As was pointed out to him plenty of times, he was writing a superhero whose very first cover featured him punching out Hitler…

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 10:00:44am

re: #429 scottslemmons

I’ve been predicting that in less than ten years, Nick Spencer, the writer, is going to be writing the kind of weird wingnut crap that Frank Miller specializes in these days.

I’m surprised Miller didn’t jump on the Trump bandwagon and go full MAGA.

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Eventual Carrion  May 9, 2017 • 10:01:17am

re: #278 FormerDirtDart

“WTF” doesn’t even suffice…

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So I guess a tonsillectomy or appendectomy is stealing then?

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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 10:04:25am

This is what I tried to post earlier.

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BeachDem  May 9, 2017 • 10:05:14am

re: #351 HappyWarrior

They also elected Reagan too. Tell me, Joe, how the ehll was Reagan qalified to be governor in 1966? You guys love celebs when they agree with you. Tucker recently had fucking Fabio talking about crime. And Ted Nugent is your go to guy when you want to btich about gun laws so shut the fuck up about a man talking about his son. WTF is wrong with you. Oh wait, you’re a deadbeat dad. At least Kimmel valeus his children, more than you can say about yourself.

Per James Garner:

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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 10:05:51am
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ObserverArt  May 9, 2017 • 10:07:07am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

What kind of country are we in now that Jimmy Kimmel’s heart felt thank you to the medical staff at his son’s hospital and his wish that other children have the same help that his son did gets back lash?

That would be a country that many tell us is founded on Christian ideals. But those same people elect leaders that say they believe that thinking but seem to be leading with ideals far from Christian.

So, I guess you could say we are fast leaning toward a country driven by greed of material things over other humans.

So sticking with the religion theme, I guess we can conclude we are fast becoming a Hell Hole.

Sarcastic and cynical? You betcha.

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Dr Lizardo  May 9, 2017 • 10:07:48am

re: #435 BeachDem

Per James Garner:

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I got a couple of my students into The Rockford Files. They loved it.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:08:17am

re: #435 BeachDem

Per James Garner:

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A figurehead who does what he’s told is what Republicans want. See GWB for another example. They wanted another useful idiot in Trump, but he’s too crazy.

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Sir John Barron  May 9, 2017 • 10:08:35am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

What kind of country are we in now that Jimmy Kimmel’s heart felt thank you to the medical staff at his son’s hospital and his wish that other children have the same help that his son did gets back lash?

Trump wingnut country. Prolife.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 10:09:03am

re: #433 Eventual Carrion

So I guess a tonsillectomy or appendectomy is stealing then?

And male masturbation is genocide.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:10:14am

re: #441 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And male masturbation is genocide.

Dammit, now I’m worse than Hitler.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 9, 2017 • 10:11:59am

re: #438 Dr Lizardo

I got a couple of my students into The Rockford Files. They loved it.

Did you charge them $200 a day—plus expenses?

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:12:29am

re: #435 BeachDem

Per James Garner:

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Yep.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:13:11am

re: #438 Dr Lizardo

I got a couple of my students into The Rockford Files. They loved it.

I loved him in the Great Escape. When I was a kid, Hilts was my favorite but as an adult I’ve come ot love Henley.

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Birth Control Works  May 9, 2017 • 10:14:29am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:16:51am

re: #438 Dr Lizardo

I got a couple of my students into The Rockford Files. They loved it.

Try Maverick next.

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Dr Lizardo  May 9, 2017 • 10:18:09am

re: #443 I Would Prefer Not To

Did you charge them $200 a day—plus expenses?

LOL

Columbo was really popular here, but The Rockford Files was never aired here; in general, Czechs love detective shows, but for whatever reason, TRF never got picked up by any of the broadcasters here.

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Dr. Matt  May 9, 2017 • 10:18:16am

re: #199 goddamnedfrank

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but, but, but, the left are snowflakesz!!!!

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Bubblehead II  May 9, 2017 • 10:19:32am

Ugh! Just what Idaho DOESN’T need.

Labrador files to run for Idaho governor

BOISE — - Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the 2018 governor race.

The congressman filed the paperwork to run as a Republican at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Secretary of State’s Office.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 10:20:14am

re: #446 Birth Control Works

Everyone should also remember that Yates is not under FBI investigation. That distinction belongs to Trump campaign, Flynn &

They have managed (quite successfully) to turn the tables and make this look like a deep-state, Soros-funded, Obama-led conspiracy to undermine the Presidency.

And when things come out, they will make sure that the story is so convoluted and confusing that supporters will not understand why or how the administration did anything wrong or illegal, allowing them to spin it as a witch hunt and political retribution.

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Dr Lizardo  May 9, 2017 • 10:20:15am

re: #447 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Try Maverick next.

They’d probably like Maverick…..Westerns are somewhat popular here, mostly because of the influence of Karl May and his Winnetou/Old Shatterhand novels (and later, films).

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:20:16am

re: #450 Bubblehead II

Ugh! Just what Idaho DOESN’T need.

Labrador files to run for Idaho governor

BOISE — - Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the 2018 governor race.

The congressman filed the paperwork to run as a Republican at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Secretary of State’s Office.

My sympathies.

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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 10:20:36am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:20:43am

TheNib on Fascism.
thenib.com

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 10:21:32am
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FormerDirtDart  May 9, 2017 • 10:22:31am
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Teukka  May 9, 2017 • 10:23:29am

re: #451 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They have managed (quite successfully) to turn the tables and make this look like a deep-state, Soros-funded, Obama-led conspiracy to undermine the Presidency.

And when things come out, they will make sure that the story is so convoluted and confusing that supporters will not understand why or how the administration did anything wrong or illegal, allowing them to spin it as a witch hunt and political retribution.

Problem is that the kind of behavior seems to be endemic for them, which is like begging for a situation where you have a cascading failure of lies being exposed as such. It never ends well for the liars.

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jaunte  May 9, 2017 • 10:35:27am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:35:56am

re: #459 Birth Control Works

It turns out your perfect lipstick shade is the same color as your nipples

So you know :)

I’m not sure how to apply this in my life.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 10:36:26am
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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 10:36:43am

re: #460 jaunte

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Trump: Go fuck yourself Lindsey or I’ll give out your cell phone number in a speech again.

Graham: Sir, yes, sir, Mr. President!

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CongoJack  May 9, 2017 • 10:37:14am

re: #461 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’m not sure how to apply this in my life.

Wife: “How does this lipstick look”
Me: “Well lets compare the color to your nipples”

and I’ll never be asked anything fashion related again. So win?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:37:29am

re: #459 Birth Control Works

It turns out your perfect lipstick shade is the same color as your nipples

So you know :)

Can I use any shade as long as I apply it to my nipples too?

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Birth Control Works  May 9, 2017 • 10:38:23am

re: #465 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Can I use any shade as long as I apply it to my nipples too?

Your Body, Your Choice.

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Birth Control Works  May 9, 2017 • 10:38:32am

bbl

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:38:46am

re: #462 The Vicious Babushka

WITUFITFS

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We literally have a CT nut in the WH, CNN but okay…………………….

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:39:13am

re: #463 Timothy Watson

Trump: Go fuck yourself Lindsey or I’ll give out your cell phone number in a speech again.

Graham: Sir, yes, sir, Mr. President!

That’s pretty much McCain too.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:39:30am

re: #466 Birth Control Works

Your Body, Your Choice.

Right on!

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Teukka  May 9, 2017 • 10:39:35am

re: #465 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Can I use any shade as long as I apply it to my nipples too?

re: #466 Birth Control Works

Your Body, Your Choice.

Personally, I prefer ladies au naturel. I know, I’m really perverted that way…

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 10:40:02am

re: #462 The Vicious Babushka

WITUFITFS

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More of this fucking shit:
Donald Trump is turning liberals into conspiracy theorists

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:40:38am

re: #471 Teukka

Personally, I prefer ladies au naturel. I know, I’m really perverted that way…

No worries, I’m not a lady.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 9, 2017 • 10:41:10am

It remains so weird to me how we can change as humans. I never, ever would have thought that running would be my thing but now I feel so much better after a run. (Today was two miles, very easy pace, because I wanted to see how my foot would handle it.)

Which I am very grateful for because a) it’s helping on the health front, which I’m going to need at the current rate and b) it’s helping me keep my sanity in the current climate.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 10:41:20am

MOAR UNITED FAIL

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ObserverArt  May 9, 2017 • 10:41:42am

re: #450 Bubblehead II

Ugh! Just what Idaho DOESN’T need.

Labrador files to run for Idaho governor

BOISE — - Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the 2018 governor race.

The congressman filed the paperwork to run as a Republican at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Secretary of State’s Office.

You know, back a few years ago MSNBC seemed to have Labrador on as a newish politician to speak from what seemed to be a fairly sensible conservative viewpoint. He almost came off at first like a true moderate.

Been downhill since. Every time I’ve seen or heard anything about him he was getting more and more wingnutty. Then I heard he was part of the Freedom Caucus and knew there was no hope he was ever a moderate.

Then his Town Hall message last week made it clear he was nuts and dangerous.

Do you think any of that will give him trouble, or does he stand a good chance og becoming governor?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 9, 2017 • 10:42:05am

re: #468 HappyWarrior

We literally have a CT nut in the WH, CNN but okay…………………….

It’s this year’s HAHA Goodman. He just happens to have a bigger platform.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:42:59am

re: #472 Timothy Watson

More of this fucking shit:
Donald Trump is turning liberals into conspiracy theorists

It’s just such pedantic bullshit on Chris’s part and he knows it. Meanwhile the GOP including Trump himself made a big deal of the last Democratic President’s citizenship but I didn’t see Chris belittling their concerns this way.

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Jay C  May 9, 2017 • 10:43:06am

re: #461 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It turns out your perfect lipstick shade is the same color as your nipples

So you know :)

I’m not sure how to apply this in my life.

With a very gentle touch.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 9, 2017 • 10:43:16am

re: #471 Teukka

Personally, I prefer ladies au naturel. I know, I’m really perverted that way…

You can prefer them that way, but the ladies still get to make the choice for themselves. :)

(I’m in the category of “only bothers on special occasions because of photography.”)

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:43:44am

re: #477 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s this year’s HAHA Goodman. He just happens to have a bigger platform.

Speaking of that dude, I bet he’s enjoying every minute of liberals being upset over Trump’s win because it allows him to retain is smug superiority complex.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 10:44:59am

re: #478 HappyWarrior

It’s just such pedantic bullshit on Chris’s part and he knows it. Meanwhile the GOP including Trump himself made a big deal of the last Democratic President’s citizenship but I didn’t see Chris belittling their concerns this way.

[media]THAT EVIL LIBERAL CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT THEY HAD BEER FOR CELEBRATING AFTER THE VOTE[/media]

And the actual fucking video of them celebrating in the motherfucking Rose Garden?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 9, 2017 • 10:45:00am

re: #481 HappyWarrior

Speaking of that dude, I bet he’s enjoying every minute of liberals being upset over Trump’s win because it allows him to retain is smug superiority complex.

I don’t look because I honestly don’t care and don’t feel the need to give him clicks/traffic/outrage. I just don’t have the energy for that.

I’m choosing my battles carefully these days.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 10:45:15am

re: #452 Dr Lizardo

They’d probably like Maverick…..Westerns are somewhat popular here, mostly because of the influence of Karl May and his Winnetou/Old Shatterhand novels (and later, films).

Germans seem amazed that we Americans do not know Karl May westerns. I only knew about them because our German teacher mentioned them.

But I pointed out that America’s romantic view of the West was shaped by Zane Gray, a dentist from Ohio, who, like Karl May, had never visited the American West until after he had written his novels about it, and was generally disappointed with what he experienced when he finally got there.

But at Christmas, my kids and I always watched Winnetou movies on German TV. Filmed in Yugoslavia.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:45:53am

re: #483 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I don’t look because I honestly don’t care and don’t feel the need to give him clicks/traffic/outrage. I just don’t have the energy for that.

I’m choosing my battles carefully these days.

Yeah I am too. Been doing campaign work every weekend for the most part since February.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 9, 2017 • 10:45:55am

re: #479 Jay C

With a very gentle touch.

Made me laugh.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:47:03am

re: #482 Timothy Watson

[media]THAT EVIL LIBERAL CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT THEY HAD BEER FOR CELEBRATING AFTER THE VOTE[/media]

And the actual fucking video of them celebrating in the motherfucking Rose Garden?

Exactly. This kind of crap is why people loathe the media.You have a President who is a literal honest to God CT and Chris is slamming people for this.

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Eventual Carrion  May 9, 2017 • 10:47:30am

re: #332 Timothy Watson

I am sure that FOIA request will set a record for the fastest ever processed.

While tRump deletes his tweets and, I am sure, other correspondence that might be found “disturbing”.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 10:48:04am

White House Press Conference coming up. WaPo has the video.

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wrenchwench  May 9, 2017 • 10:48:07am

re: #480 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You can prefer them that way, but the ladies still get to make the choice for themselves. :)

(I’m in the category of “only bothers on special occasions because of photography.”)

I’ve given up on the ‘looks like no makeup’ goal, and now try for ‘at least she’s making an attempt, bless her heart’.

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Timothy Watson  May 9, 2017 • 10:50:17am

re: #489 Timothy Watson

White House Press Conference coming up. WaPo has the video.

White House YouTube link:

Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 9, 2017 • 10:50:33am

re: #490 wrenchwench

I’ve given up on the ‘looks like no makeup’ goal, and now try for ‘at least she’s making an attempt, bless her heart’.

I once tried for smoky eyes and mr. klys (who is very anti-make-up) was like “it looks like I beat you.” So. There’s that.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 9, 2017 • 10:51:02am

re: #487 HappyWarrior

Media measures success by number of butts in seats seeing paid advertisements.

There’s no incentive for actual in-depth analysis, lots of incentive for hype, false equivalancy, and vacuous grandstanding by public “thinkers.”

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Sir John Barron  May 9, 2017 • 10:51:35am

re: #472 Timothy Watson

More of this fucking shit:
Donald Trump is turning liberals into conspiracy theorists

I knew it wouldn’t take long for The Fix dude to get back to bashing Dems.

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wrenchwench  May 9, 2017 • 10:52:25am

re: #492 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I once tried for smoky eyes and mr. klys (who is very anti-make-up) was like “it looks like I beat you.” So. There’s that.

He achieved ‘smoky eyes’ before you?!?

/////

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 9, 2017 • 10:52:54am

re: #472 Timothy Watson

More of this fucking shit:
Donald Trump is turning liberals into conspiracy theorists alcoholics

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ObserverArt  May 9, 2017 • 10:53:18am

re: #462 The Vicious Babushka

WITUFITFS

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I made the “S” bold because that is what it and Chris Cillizza is.

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Jay C  May 9, 2017 • 10:53:36am

re: #452 Dr Lizardo

They’d probably like Maverick…..Westerns are somewhat popular here, mostly because of the influence of Karl May and his Winnetou/Old Shatterhand novels (and later, films).

I read somewhere once that a certain former German leader (the one with the funny little mustache) has been, like most Germans of the time, a big fan of Karl May’s Western dime-novels. Supposedly it shaped his notion of what America and Americans were like: violent, tough and resourceful, but too individualistic and undisciplined
to be a serious military threat.
And we know the ending of THAT story….

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 9, 2017 • 10:54:01am

What I’m taking away from this lipstick discussion is that when I see someone with blue lipstick, I should probably be very worried about what’s going on with their nipples.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 9, 2017 • 10:54:28am

re: #498 Jay C

I read somewhere once that a certain former German leader (the one with the funny little mustache) has been, like most Germans of the time, a big fan of Karl May’s Western dime-novels. Supposedly it shaped his notion of what America and Americans were like: violent, tough and resourceful, but too individualistic and undisciplined
to be a serious military threat.
And we know the ending of THAT story….

The Germans bombed Pearly Harbor?

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allegro  May 9, 2017 • 10:54:36am

Well this was kinda creepy. Last night’s conversation about the Instant Pot motivated me (it was the split pea soup) to put the thing in my Amazon shopping cart but I didn’t buy it, wanting to sleep on it. Pot sounds wonderful and it would certainly get used much… but $100. Ugh.

So I look at it again this morning. But $100. Ugh. Did a quick search to see if I could get a better price for it elsewhere. Then I went back to Amazon to see the price dropped by $10!

I know this was no coincidence. Kinda freaking me out. But it worked. Bought it.

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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 10:54:37am

heh

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jaunte  May 9, 2017 • 10:55:13am

Happening now at the Texas Capitol:

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wrenchwench  May 9, 2017 • 10:56:57am

re: #501 allegro

Well this was kinda creepy. Last night’s conversation about the Instant Pot motivated me (it was the split pea soup) to put the thing in my Amazon shopping cart but I didn’t buy it, wanting to sleep on it. Pot sounds wonderful and it would certainly get used much… but $100. Ugh.

So I look at it again this morning. But $100. Ugh. Did a quick search to see if I could get a better price for it elsewhere. Then I went back to Amazon to see the price dropped by $10!

I know this was no coincidence. Kinda freaking me out. But it worked. Bought it.

Are you playing them, or are they playing you? Or both, in a fortuitous fashion?

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Bubblehead II  May 9, 2017 • 10:58:15am

re: #476 ObserverArt

You know, back a few years ago MSNBC seemed to have Labrador on as a newish politician to speak from what seemed to be a fairly sensible conservative viewpoint. He almost came off at first like a true moderate.

Been downhill since. Every time I’ve seen or heard anything about him he was getting more and more wingnutty. Then I heard he was part of the Freedom Caucus and knew there was no hope he was ever a moderate.

Then his Town Hall message last week made it clear he was nuts and dangerous.

Do you think any of that will give him trouble, or does he stand a good chance og becoming governor?

Labrador was NEVER a moderate republican. He ran as a tea party candidate in District
1. As for his chances of wining, I don’t know. Most Idahoans are reasonably sane. As much as I dislike Butch “The Gay” Otter he did lead Idaho through the recession in such a manner that we actually still had a budget surplus when it ended. I’ll be looking at the other 3 candidates hoping at least on of them will be as just moderate.

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jaunte  May 9, 2017 • 10:59:16am

re: #501 allegro

Well this was kinda creepy. Last night’s conversation about the Instant Pot motivated me (it was the split pea soup) to put the thing in my Amazon shopping cart but I didn’t buy it, wanting to sleep on it. Pot sounds wonderful and it would certainly get used much… but $100. Ugh.

So I look at it again this morning. But $100. Ugh. Did a quick search to see if I could get a better price for it elsewhere. Then I went back to Amazon to see the price dropped by $10!

I know this was no coincidence. Kinda freaking me out. But it worked. Bought it.

I was alll…most there last night, but I had to go for the Makita chainsaw instead.

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ipsos  May 9, 2017 • 11:01:36am

re: #505 Bubblehead II

Had Labrador already announced he wasn’t running for Congress in 2018? If so, I’d missed that. Not that his is a district that’s likely to send anyone to DC who’s not fairly awful…

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The Vicious Babushka  May 9, 2017 • 11:02:40am

It has awakened from its drunken coma to scream WHEE ONE!!!!!!! before collapsing back into its dungeon.

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jaunte  May 9, 2017 • 11:04:14am

“Quick, Dan, whip up a distraction!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:06:02am

re: #509 jaunte

“Quick, Dan, whip up a distraction!”

It helps when you have a press and public that is totally ADD

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Dr Lizardo  May 9, 2017 • 11:06:46am

re: #484 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germans seem amazed that we Americans do not know Karl May westerns. I only knew about them because our German teacher mentioned them.

But I pointed out that America’s romantic view of the West was shaped by Zane Gray, a dentist from Ohio, who, like Karl May, had never visited the American West until after he had written his novels about it, and was generally disappointed with what he experienced when he finally got there.

But at Christmas, my kids and I always watched Winnetou movies on German TV. Filmed in Yugoslavia.

Yeah, those movies are really popular here as well - dubbed into Czech, of course.

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makeitstop  May 9, 2017 • 11:07:18am

re: #509 jaunte

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“Quick, Dan, whip up a distraction!”

Zero class. This type of shit is what makes me want to start punching people in the throat.

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allegro  May 9, 2017 • 11:07:35am

re: #504 wrenchwench

Are you playing them, or are they playing you? Or both, in a fortuitous fashion?

Still trying to figure that out. :/

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Kragar  May 9, 2017 • 11:11:52am
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Eventual Carrion  May 9, 2017 • 11:18:16am

re: #386 FormerDirtDart

Look at that.
Ominous and terrifying in a mere 44 characters…

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Good thing we got rid of that nuclear physicist running the Dept. of Energy and have that animal husbandry major in charge now!

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Bubblehead II  May 9, 2017 • 11:18:50am

re: #507 ipsos

Had Labrador already announced he wasn’t running for Congress in 2018? If so, I’d missed that. Not that his is a district that’s likely to send anyone to DC who’s not fairly awful…

No he hadn’t. That’s why this comes as a surprise.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  May 9, 2017 • 11:22:36am

re: #492 klys (maker of Silmarils)

One time many years ago I was going to see Ministry, and wanted to look more goth so I was applying eyeliner under my eyes and then smearing it. My dorm mate asked what I was doing, and I said, “I’m trying to look more menacing.” She just about wet herself laughing at me, saying, “I’m pretty sure people who are menacing don’t use that word to describe themselves!”

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BeachDem  May 9, 2017 • 11:46:07am

re: #494 Sir John Barron

I knew it wouldn’t take long for The Fix dude to get back to bashing Dems.

He alternates between bashing Dems and worshiping Ivanka—DIVERSITY!


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