The Bob Cesca Show: Kislyak Brought the Lube

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

Kislyak Brought The Lube: The great Jacki Schechner is here today; The aftermath of the firing of James Comey; The Trump, Kislyak and Lavrov threeway in the Oval Office; Prime the Pump; Conspiracy theories; TASS in the Oval but no American press; Rosenstein nearly resigned in protest; Sean Spicer hiding among the bushes; Mike Flynn’s records subpoenaed by the Senate Intel Committee; Republicans flacking for Trump; Fixing Obamacare and the Marketplaces; #FattyFattyToadBoy; and more.

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341 comments

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 1:09:49pm
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Kragar  May 11, 2017 • 1:10:17pm
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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 1:13:40pm

re: #1 Dr. Matt

I wonder how much Trump will be charging for presidential pardons.

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 1:13:56pm

re: #2 Kragar

Busted, libtards! Checkmate!!!!

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 1:15:13pm
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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 1:15:16pm

Trump pissing off the natives up north. Increased shipping traffic will hurt their ability to hunt sea mammals.

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 1:16:27pm
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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 1:16:55pm

JFC

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 1:18:41pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

JFC

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It’s no secret.

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mmmirele  May 11, 2017 • 1:19:08pm

So even if the Annapolis raid isn’t about Trump, but is about Cucinelli, I could be somewhat happy. Damaging Kookoonelli’s continued political ambitions is perfectly OK.

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JordanRules  May 11, 2017 • 1:19:16pm

re: #7 Dr. Matt

That Obama stare down was one for the ages.
He loves his country.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 1:19:39pm

re: #10 mmmirele

The Cuccinelli suit alleged that Strategic Campaign Group and the associated Conservative Strike Force Political Action Committee — an independent group not affiliated with the candidate — raised about $2.2 million by assuring donors it would spend the money to help elect the GOP candidate. The suit alleged that the PAC and Strategic Campaign Group failed to follow through on promises for an extensive media campaign on Cuccinelli’s behalf.

Shit, that might have been the margin of victory for Cuccinelli right there.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 1:19:47pm
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ipsos  May 11, 2017 • 1:19:48pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

If I spent my time at work digging up tweets from last December to reply to them, I’d be fired in no time flat.

And my job description actually involves social media!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 1:19:53pm

Per the discussion downstairs about sending letters to our representatives …just got back a letter from mine, responding to the second letter I sent (this makes her 2/2, since staff probably hasn’t responded to the third one yet).

The response was on topic too, so someone had to read the note enough to know which form letter to pull in response.

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BeachDem  May 11, 2017 • 1:20:02pm

The picture up top looks straight out of central casting for a horror movie.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 1:20:58pm
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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 1:21:50pm

re: #9 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 1:23:03pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 1:23:49pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 1:24:37pm

re: #19 Scottish Dragon

Woah, I just responded to your post before receiving it!

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Bubblehead II  May 11, 2017 • 1:25:15pm

New Olbermann

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 1:25:51pm
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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 1:26:07pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 1:26:35pm

About that Rosie retweet…

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EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 1:27:14pm

re: #19 Scottish Dragon

It’s a damn shame better words for trump didn’t make the list:

cocksplat
smegma-elemental
taint-weasel

The real problem is that Trump is so god-awful that a single word just won’t get the job done (even if cheating with hyphens is allowed).

The best single word for Trump, IMO, is ‘shit’, but that really is just a starting point.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 1:27:51pm

re: #26 EPR-radar

It’s a damn shame better words for trump didn’t make the list:

cocksplat
smegma-elemental
taint-weasel

The real problem is that Trump is so god-awful that a single word just won’t get the job done (even if cheating with hyphens is allowed).

The best single word for Trump, IMO, is ‘shit’, but that really is just a starting point.

Neurosyphilitic.

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mmmirele  May 11, 2017 • 1:28:10pm

re: #25 FormerDirtDart

Why am I not surprised he’s reading r/TheDonald? *barf*

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 1:28:49pm

re: #12 Timothy Watson

Conservative Strike Force Political Action Committee

LOL

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 1:29:07pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 1:31:21pm

re: #28 mmmirele

Why am I not surprised he’s reading r/TheDonald? *barf*

When Reddit bans a toxic sub-Reddit, the awful people who dwell there spill out into the front-page sub-reddits, making them too toxic for normal people. This sub-Reddit is the worst that has not yet been banned.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 1:31:58pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 1:32:01pm
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EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 1:32:13pm

re: #23 goddamnedfrank

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At this point, a coup by the US military vs. Trump and the Republicans on the grounds of protecting the constitution (i.e., the former Turkish model) could reasonably be justified.

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 1:33:13pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

Deep State…

////

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 1:33:23pm

re: #33 FormerDirtDart

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BLUE LIVES MATTER!!1!!

Unless they’re FBI agents.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 1:33:41pm

re: #25 FormerDirtDart

About that Rosie retweet…

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Great…POTUS is on reddit…next we’ll learn about his 4chan account.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 1:34:10pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 1:34:55pm
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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 1:35:30pm
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Botsplainer  May 11, 2017 • 1:36:23pm

re: #34 EPR-radar

At this point, a coup by the US military vs. Trump and the Republicans on the grounds of protecting the constitution (i.e., the former Turkish model) could reasonably be justified.

Yeah, Congress had better step up, because it would not be a “Colonels’ Coup”, and would involve the Army AND Navy.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 1:36:59pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 1:38:39pm

re: #42 The Vicious Babushka

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 1:39:02pm

re: #27 Teukka

Neurosyphilitic.

Lavvy-heided wankstain.

Jobby flavoured fart lozenge

Wispy haired, leather faced, bawbag eyed, huffy wee fuckmumper
(yes, that one was specific to Trump)

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 1:39:03pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 1:39:13pm
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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 1:39:38pm
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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 1:41:54pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

The Donald has done nothing but tweet all day.

MAGA.

/

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 1:42:42pm

re: #48 Sir John Barron

The Donald has done nothing but tweet all day.

MAGA.

/

Doesn’t he and his admin have something to do, like

oEnb5h3bSm1APzBGlZm1PySsY7Wk4Ro8ZyaN7Y3TrpHQBBzQBL5xvE/RWLA5WT1z

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 1:42:49pm

re: #48 Sir John Barron

The Donald has done nothing but tweet all day.

MAGA.

/

He’s mastered the digital like Einstein so he doesn’t need briefings or anything.

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EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 1:43:44pm

re: #48 Sir John Barron

The Donald has done nothing but tweet all day.

MAGA.

/

Gross and public dereliction of his duty is the best we can hope for from this abominable excuse for a President*.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 1:44:22pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

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The only person they’re laughing is you for thinking they’re your friend. I’m

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Mike Lamb  May 11, 2017 • 1:44:46pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

He’s dumber than hammered whale shit. It was probably going to be bad if Comey remained in charge. He made the entire thing exponentially worse by firing Comey. If he (and his cabal) didn’t see the backlash coming, then they shouldn’t leave the White House sans helmets.

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KGxvi  May 11, 2017 • 1:44:58pm

re: #34 EPR-radar

At this point, a coup by the US military vs. Trump and the Republicans on the grounds of protecting the constitution (i.e., the former Turkish model) could reasonably be justified.

No. It it would not. Central to our system of government is civilian control of the military and the military staying out of politics. A real life coup would be the end of the American experiment.

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 1:45:34pm
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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 1:45:38pm

Caption Contest:

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EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 1:49:22pm

re: #54 KGxvi

No. It it would not. Central to our system of government is civilian control of the military and the military staying out of politics. A real life coup would be the end of the American experiment.

I agree that a military coup would be the end (even if it could be justified).

However, the American experiment is right on the hairy edge of being ended by the Republicans. Their unholy lust for money and power truly knows no bounds, and they are certain to increase their voter suppression efforts.

The attempt by the Republicans to put one-party rule in place in the US is underway. How effectively it is resisted is the only remaining open question.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 1:50:47pm

re: #57 EPR-radar

I agree that a military coup would be the end (even if it could be justified).

However, the American experiment is right on the hairy edge of being ended by the Republicans. Their unholy lust for money and power truly knows no bounds, and they are certain to increase their voter suppression efforts.

The attempt by the Republicans to put one-party rule in place in the US is underway. How effectively it is resisted is the only remaining open question.

nKaq/BuN3qc3CwVyhqJoK2kJyPrcHZMij7AKTNpOKtFWpYThXBWouCr+U7/d13msFq+25dLGhxTZ4moIF4f+zVQr8aG+hoQ9U9L09Eac6aZPLxo2fb4A8LuSXCRgxMjFgZkR49jIlJOZ36EVK45r+JjmWn83JafPqKymO5zeiNnaCuHKkxwJjg==


*whistles innocently as he walks away slowly*

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Kragar  May 11, 2017 • 1:51:49pm

re: #56 Dr. Matt

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 1:52:16pm

I have no words for this.

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 1:56:01pm

Impeach. Now.

This is the fucking smoking gun right out in the open.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 1:58:23pm

re: #61 Scottish Dragon

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Impeach. Now.

This is the fucking smoking gun right out in the open.

I sure hope so. Because if not, may G-d have mercy on us all. And I say this as a Lizardim thousands of miles away from the US.

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 1:59:49pm

re: #61 Scottish Dragon

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Impeach. Now.

This is the fucking smoking gun right out in the open.

Anyone want to bet Sista Sarah Huckster won’t be appearing again as the WH propagandist?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2017 • 1:59:59pm

re: #60 Scottish Dragon

I have no words for this.

The Hill ✔ @thehill
Trump will hang a framed picture of his Electoral College victory over Clinton in the White House: report hill.cm
1:28 PM - 11 May 2017

Fun fact: the map could have looked exactly the same if Hillary won!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 2:00:04pm

re: #61 Scottish Dragon

Sanders: Yes, we fired Comey to bring Russia investigation to its end..

because we always end investigations as soon as they show no results, jut like Benghazi.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 2:00:32pm

re: #64 Hecuba’s daughter

Fun fact: the map could have looked exactly the same if Hillary won!!

quite nearly the same, because in America, dirt votes.

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KGxvi  May 11, 2017 • 2:00:50pm

Cracks are forming in the GOP House caucus now:

During an interview Thursday on Insight With Beth Ruyak, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove) said a special prosecutor should take over the investigation regarding Russia’s possible interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

“I think the timing of the firing makes it necessary to hand the investigation over to an independent prosecutor,” McClintock says.

I mean, he follows that up with this bullshit:

McClintock goes on to say that an independent prosecutor should also pursue other investigations not conducted by Comey, including, “use of the IRS to intimidate Tea Party leaders, the Clinton email scandal and how much of our Top Secret intelligence was lost to our enemies as a result of that, and the Susan Rice scandal involving the use of the NSA to spy on political opponents.”

But babysteps. Also, Issa has called for a special prosecutor as well.

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BeachDem  May 11, 2017 • 2:00:58pm

And on to a very important topic:

When reporters from Time sat down to dine with the president at the White House this week, they found Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were served slightly different desserts than they were, among other mealtime discrepancies:

…At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else.

huffingtonpost.com

Who eats ice cream with cream pie?

(Keep chowin’ down Donnie)

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Bubblehead II  May 11, 2017 • 2:01:57pm

re: #63 Dr. Matt

Anyone want to bet Sista Sarah Huckster won’t be appearing again as the WH propagandist?

Probably why she got the note that ended the presser.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2017 • 2:03:01pm

re: #66 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

quite nearly the same, because in America, dirt votes.

could have been exactly the same if she got the 100,000 votes needed in the areas now marked blue!!

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MsJ  May 11, 2017 • 2:03:32pm

re: #1 Dr. Matt

Could be this is why, having nothing to do with trump.

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 2:03:37pm

You get the sense that if Trump told his supporters to get surgically castrated/sterilized and drink a poison cocktail to go to the big UFO in the sky like the Heaven’s Gate cult, people would actually do it.

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 2:04:26pm

re: #60 Scottish Dragon

I have no words for this.

This is all some very sick joke that’s being played on us, this presidency.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 2:05:05pm
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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 2:05:11pm

re: #71 MsJ

Could be this is why, having nothing to do with trump.

Couldn’t happen to a better guy than Cuccinelli…..

/

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 2:06:35pm

re: #71 MsJ

Could be this is why, having nothing to do with trump.

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True. And it could uncover evidence pertinent to the Trump-Russia investigation.

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 2:08:41pm
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 2:09:03pm

re: #72 Scottish Dragon

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You get the sense that if Trump told his supporters to get surgically castrated/sterilized and drink a poison cocktail to go to the big UFO in the sky like the Heaven’s Gate cult, people would actually do it.

Just as I suspected sigh.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 2:09:15pm

re: #68 BeachDem

(Keep chowin’ down Donnie)

Again, I ask - does it make me a bad person if I root for arterial plaque?

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 2:10:02pm

re: #79 makeitstop

Again, I ask - does it make me a bad person if I root for arterial plaque?

Yes. Sudden death is way too lenient.

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BeachDem  May 11, 2017 • 2:10:13pm

re: #79 makeitstop

Again, I ask - does it make me a bad person if I root for arterial plaque?

Kinda where I was going…

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TedStriker  May 11, 2017 • 2:10:24pm

re: #67 KGxvi

Cracks are forming in the GOP House caucus now:

I mean, he follows that up with this bullshit:

But babysteps. Also, Issa has called for a special prosecutor as well.

When Rep. Car Thief is calling for a SP into the Russia/Trump business, you know it’s getting bad.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 2:11:29pm

re: #80 Teukka

Yes. Sudden death is way too lenient.

I’d take it without a complaint right now.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 2:12:16pm
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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 2:12:25pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2017 • 2:12:33pm

re: #67 KGxvi

Cracks are forming in the GOP House caucus now:

I mean, he follows that up with this bullshit:

But babysteps. Also, Issa has called for a special prosecutor as well.

This is not a babystep. Any such investigation would be spending more time on the pseudo scandals. We need a special prosecutor to investigate Trump only— someone with Kenneth Starr’s persistence on uncovering anything — even if it had nothing to do with the original charges — as long as the anything was more serious (such as dereliction of duty and flagrant disregard of the laws of the country) and not a consensual affair with an adult woman.

(editted for typos)

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 2:12:45pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

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Way to go GOP!

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 2:14:55pm
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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 2:16:08pm

re: #85 gocart mozart

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 2:16:18pm

re: #81 BeachDem

Kinda where I was going…

The additional description of the dinner was funny too - he gets thousand island dressing, they got creamy vinaigrette….he got a bowl of extra sauce with his chicken, they did not.

oink

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 2:16:51pm

re: #89 Scottish Dragon

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Yeah this spy movie is too far fetched.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2017 • 2:17:14pm

re: #54 KGxvi

No. It it would not. Central to our system of government is civilian control of the military and the military staying out of politics. A real life coup would be the end of the American experiment.

The American Experiment is already over. It ended Nov 8, 2016 and the military may well be the only real chance at a reset since the Grand Old Fascist Party is intent on keeping the Theif-In-Chief in place.

< thought experiment >
Let the military round up the executive branch, send the legislative branch home, set up elections for 2 months later and not allow any current incumbent to run. At that point, we’re back to 1789 and can try again while hoping that the leader of the free world, Angela Merkel, can keep a lid on Putin. Afterwards all officers involved submit their resignations.

That’s really about the best scenario I can come up with right now.

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 2:17:39pm

re: #90 Stanley Sea

The additional description of the dinner was funny too - he gets thousand island dressing, they got creamy vinaigrette….he got a bowl of extra sauce with his chicken, they did not.

oink

It shows that Trump has to demonstrate his dominance fetish at all times…even over dinner with guests. They get one thing…he gets two.

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 2:19:24pm

re: #92 William Lewis

The American Experiment is already over. It ended Nov 8, 2016 and the military may well be the only real chance at a reset since the Grand Old Fascist Party is intent on keeping the Theif-In-Chief in place.

< thought experiment >
Let the military round up the executive branch, send the legislative branch home, set up elections for 2 months later and not allow any current incumbent to run. At that point, we’re back to 1789 and can try again while hoping that the leader of the free world, Angela Merkel, can keep a lid on Putin. Afterwards all officers involved submit their resignations.

That’s really about the best scenario I can come up with right now.

A coup is only justified in the event that Trump tries to start a nuclear way or some such without cause, in which you then have 25th Amendment justification.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 2:20:26pm
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KGxvi  May 11, 2017 • 2:21:28pm

re: #86 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s a babystep in that McClintock is at least willing to call for the special prosecutor in the first place. He’s providing a rear guard on all the wingnut fantascandals, which is obviously disappointing, but I see it as one step forward, half a step back.

And again, if someone like McClintock (who more than a few California Republicans want to run for the Senate) is willing to say that a special prosecutor is needed, that the sort of thing that could lead to more calls from the House.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 2:22:55pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Unless it’s Alex Jones, Breitbart, FNC, or Drudge telling me I’m wonderful. Nice guys at Stormfront too.//

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 2:22:56pm

re: #94 Scottish Dragon

A coup is only justified in the event that Trump tries to start a nuclear way or some such without cause, in which you then have 25th Amendment justification.

Rounding up hostile media or judges, or seizing guns from liberals and Muslims would also qualify. I chose these because the RWNJ base would support them enthusiastically.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2017 • 2:26:17pm

re: #92 William Lewis

The American Experiment is already over. It ended Nov 8, 2016 and the military may well be the only real chance at a reset since the Grand Old Fascist Party is intent on keeping the Theif-In-Chief in place.

< thought experiment >
Let the military round up the executive branch, send the legislative branch home, set up elections for 2 months later and not allow any current incumbent to run. At that point, we’re back to 1789 and can try again while hoping that the leader of the free world, Angela Merkel, can keep a lid on Putin. Afterwards all officers involved submit their resignations. a

That’s really about the best scenario I can come up with right now.

If we go this route, there is no recovery from it. Perhaps, Trump’s behavior will make enough voters come to their senses.

What if Trump has been playing us all along, not believing that the Americans were so stupid to elect him after all he had said, and now trying everything to get impeached but discovering that he can violate the Constitution at will and the Republican party will go along with it.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 2:27:02pm

re: #19 Scottish Dragon

How low can Trump go? When do Repubs kick him out before he takes them over the cliff? He’s losing support from his base. This cannot be good (for him although it’s great for our side).

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451_Montag  May 11, 2017 • 2:27:20pm

re: #85 gocart mozart

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Interesting fact. Leon Theremin, the inventor of the Theremin (duh) designed a passive bug that was in the Moscow Ambassadors study for your. Had no electronic parts and only transmitted when a radio signal of the correct frequency hit it. It was hidden in a presentation plaque!

Another fact. I own a Theremin.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 2:27:50pm

re: #92 William Lewis

The American Experiment is already over. It ended Nov 8, 2016 and the military may well be the only real chance at a reset since the Grand Old Fascist Party is intent on keeping the Theif-In-Chief in place.

< thought experiment >
Let the military round up the executive branch, send the legislative branch home, set up elections for 2 months later and not allow any current incumbent to run. At that point, we’re back to 1789 and can try again while hoping that the leader of the free world, Angela Merkel, can keep a lid on Putin. Afterwards all officers involved submit their resignations.

That’s really about the best scenario I can come up with right now.

I wonder if the Republicans would ask for Russian troops to help them put down the “mutiny.” In that case, the RWNJs could have their Red Dawn scenario after all.

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KGxvi  May 11, 2017 • 2:29:23pm

re: #92 William Lewis

The American Experiment is already over. It ended Nov 8, 2016 and the military may well be the only real chance at a reset since the Grand Old Fascist Party is intent on keeping the Theif-In-Chief in place.

< thought experiment >
Let the military round up the executive branch, send the legislative branch home, set up elections for 2 months later and not allow any current incumbent to run. At that point, we’re back to 1789 and can try again while hoping that the leader of the free world, Angela Merkel, can keep a lid on Putin. Afterwards all officers involved submit their resignations.

That’s really about the best scenario I can come up with right now.

And if the coup leaders don’t like the results of that election? Or before doing so, if they unilaterally make some “necessary” changes to the constitution? Like military oversight of the civilian government?

The experiment did not end on November 8. Trump won the election based on the terms established before hand. It sucks, but it is not the end. There are still free and fair elections happening. Parties have not been outlawed. The system still works, no matter how much shit they try to throw at it to gum up the works. But if you really consider a military coup the only chance we have, then you’ve lost. We haven’t lost, but you have.

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mmmirele  May 11, 2017 • 2:30:32pm

re: #72 Scottish Dragon

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You get the sense that if Trump told his supporters to get surgically castrated/sterilized and drink a poison cocktail to go to the big UFO in the sky like the Heaven’s Gate cult, people would actually do it.

I asked someone on Twitter who has more experience with evangelicals if he thought evangelicals would go along if Donald Trump asked them to get a chip or mark implanted in their right hands or their foreheads.

He did not know.

For the record, that’s supposed to be the Mark of the Beast and a sign of the antichrist.

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KGxvi  May 11, 2017 • 2:30:47pm

re: #99 Hecuba’s daughter

If we go this route, there is no recovery from it. Perhaps, Trump’s behavior will make enough voters come to their senses.

What if Trump has been playing us all along, not believing that the Americans were so stupid to elect him after all he had said, and now trying everything to get impeached but discovering that he can violate the Constitution at will and the Republican party will go along with it.

10-15 years ago, that’d’ve made a great movie/TV show.

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plansbandc  May 11, 2017 • 2:33:36pm

re: #101 451_Montag

Ooh. Cool!

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 2:33:55pm

re: #72 Scottish Dragon

This is why Trump loves the “poorly educated”.

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Mike Lamb  May 11, 2017 • 2:34:34pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

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These all transparent lies based on his tweets (and other interviews).

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2017 • 2:35:12pm

The Constitution and the laws of this land are only pieces of paper. They rely on the government to respect them and comply with them. If the people in power violate them at will without being held accountable, if the supposed checks and balances totally fail, then we are indeed lost. That is what Bannon envisioned and the current appointments to lead most of the departments are there to dismantle them. But I’m not ready to give up yet.

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Mike Lamb  May 11, 2017 • 2:35:54pm

re: #102 Shiplord Kirel

I wonder if the Republicans would ask for Russian troops to help them put down the “mutiny.” In that case, the RWNJs could have their Red Dawn scenario after all.

Too late. We already co-opted the Cubans.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 2:36:46pm

Speaking of armed liberals: Unlike most of his colleagues, RWNJ radio host Charlie Jones of Texas Overnight actually acknowledges that armed libs exist. He suggests that they; and their cohorts, the armed Muslims and BLM gangs; favor ex-Soviet calibers (7.62x39, etc.) for “political reasons.” That the stuff is cheap and plentiful is apparently not a factor. I wonder if this might be something vigilantes and sovereign sheriff fascists would look for in a Trump-ordered, NRA-approved round up?

(I de-activated my AK-47 and sold my AK ammo a while back, though not because of this.)

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 2:36:52pm

re: #86 Hecuba’s daughter

“We need a special prosecutor to investigate Trump only”

Yes. It would be stupid to allow Republicans to hijack the Special Prosecutor with nonsense “scandals” like Benghazi. That’s exactly what Republicans are doing with the Congressional investigations into Russian interference now.

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Renaissance_Man  May 11, 2017 • 2:40:53pm

re: #100 Patricia Kayden

How low can Trump go? When do Repubs kick him out before he takes them over the cliff? He’s losing support from his base. This cannot be good (for him although it’s great for our side).

I don’t see any evidence of this.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2017 • 2:40:56pm

We also must not let the Republicans sneak through their outrageous TrumpDontCare plan while we are diverted trying to stop Trump from destroying this country. We need to also focus on their multi-pronged attack on all the social and environmental progress we have made over the past 50 years.

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 2:41:04pm

re: #111 Shiplord Kirel

Speaking of armed liberals: Unlike most of his colleagues, RWNJ radio host Charlie Jones of Texas Overnightactually acknowledges that armed libs exist. He suggests that they; and their cohorts, the armed Muslims and BLM gangs; favor ex-Soviet calibers (7.62x39, etc.) for “political reasons.” That the stuff is cheap and plentiful is apparently not a factor. I wonder if this might be something vigilantes and sovereign sheriff fascists would look for in a Trump-ordered, NRA-approved round up?

(I de-activated my AK-47 and sold my AK ammo a while back, though not because of this.)

I recently became aware of a ‘left wing’ militia called the John Brown gun club.

This isn’t going to end well.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 2:41:53pm
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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 2:42:48pm

re: #113 Renaissance_Man

I don’t see any evidence of this.

His base is never, ever going to desert him.

He may lose support at the margins from regular Republicans who held their noses to vote for him, but the base will literally watch him commit murder and still crawl over broken glass to vote for him as long as they think that it will anger the rest of us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 2:42:48pm
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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 2:42:52pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 2:42:53pm

re: #113 Renaissance_Man

I don’t see any evidence of this.

Aren’t Whites and non-college educated Whites his base? Look at the poll in comment #19.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2017 • 2:43:00pm

re: #111 Shiplord Kirel

Speaking of armed liberals: Unlike most of his colleagues, RWNJ radio host Charlie Jones of Texas Overnight actually acknowledges that armed libs exist. He suggests that they; and their cohorts, the armed Muslims and BLM gangs; favor ex-Soviet calibers (7.62x39, etc.) for “political reasons.” That the stuff is cheap and plentiful is apparently not a factor. I wonder if this might be something vigilantes and sovereign sheriff fascists would look for in a Trump-ordered, NRA-approved round up?

(I de-activated my AK-47 and sold my AK ammo a while back, though not because of this.)

I’ll stick to .357 Magnum in my S&W 13 & my Rossi 92 cowboy assault rifle. Lot’s of these tacticool tinhorns don’t understand how effective they are.

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Romantic Heretic  May 11, 2017 • 2:43:00pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

God, these people are stupid.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 2:43:33pm
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Amory Blaine  May 11, 2017 • 2:44:00pm
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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 2:45:13pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 2:47:03pm

re: #125 Stanley Sea

It’s hilarious to see Trump calling anyone else a lunatic or dumb. Talk about a lack of self-awareness.

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Scottish Dragon  May 11, 2017 • 2:48:03pm

re: #121 William Lewis

I’ll stick to .357 Magnum in my S&W 13 & my Rossi 92 cowboy assault rifle. Lot’s of these tacticool tinhorns don’t understand how effective they are.

I have ChiCom PLA modified SKS rifle that takes normal Kalashnikov mags, a .45 Tommygun (yes, a Thompson like in the movies, but legal semi auto) that is finally getting out of the shop after a year and half, a bolt action .30-06, a lever action .30-30, a semi auto .22 and a brown Bess flintlock musket.

I think I cover a lot of bases there.

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Lidane  May 11, 2017 • 2:48:39pm

We’ve all missed the big story of the day, y’all:

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2017 • 2:48:59pm

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 2:50:14pm

re: #128 Lidane

We’ve all missed the big story of the day, y’all:

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Yeah because no one ever interrupted Obama ever.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 2:51:32pm

re: #128 Lidane

How many times did O’Really interrupt President Obama when he had the chance to interview him? Please!

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Apocalypse  May 11, 2017 • 2:52:05pm

re: #124 Amory Blaine

Which C&C game is this?
/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 2:53:13pm

Doug Jones, the former U.S. attorney who successfully prosecuted Ku Klux Klan members for an infamous church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, has jumped into the race to fill Jeff Sessions’ U.S. Senate seat.

“Alabama has been embarrassed enough the last few years by political leaders who have not been leaders at all,” Jones said in a statement. “Instead of listening to the concerns that each of [us] face every day, like jobs and wages, adequate and affordable health care and first rate educations for our children and grandchildren, they have played on our fears and exploited our divisions for their own self interests.”

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Bubblehead II  May 11, 2017 • 2:54:11pm

re: #111 Shiplord Kirel

Speaking of armed liberals: Unlike most of his colleagues, RWNJ radio host Charlie Jones of Texas Overnightactually acknowledges that armed libs exist. He suggests that they; and their cohorts, the armed Muslims and BLM gangs; favor ex-Soviet calibers (7.62x39, etc.) for “political reasons.” That the stuff is cheap and plentiful is apparently not a factor. I wonder if this might be something vigilantes and sovereign sheriff fascists would look for in a Trump-ordered, NRA-approved round up?

(I de-activated my AK-47 and sold my AK ammo a while back, though not because of this.)

Unless the brass was manufactured here in the U.S., It’s usually Berdan primed (two holes) making it nearly impossible to reload. Yes, you can buy a specialty decapping pin to convert it to boxer (one hole) but that idea never really appealed to me.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 2:54:18pm

re: #34 EPR-radar

Just thinking about that post scares the #2 out of me!

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 2:54:56pm
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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 2:55:17pm

re: #101 451_Montag

Interesting fact. Leon Theremin, the inventor of the Theremin (duh) designed a passive bug that was in the Moscow Ambassadors study for your. Had no electronic parts and only transmitted when a radio signal of the correct frequency hit it. It was hidden in a presentation plaque!

Another fact. I own a Theremin.

Do you know if the Theremin concept made it into the early Moog synthesizers?

The reason I ask is when I saw Emerson, Lake and Palmer, there was a point in one song it looked like Keith Emerson flipped open the keyboard area of one of his mini-Moogs took out a what looked like a flat bar and played it someone like a Theremin, only instead of having his hands in proximity to a rod he was touching areas of the bar and getting the same type of sounds.

I have no idea how a mini Moog was constructed, but maybe when you pressed a key it contacted the “bar” and gave you a note, so the bar must be tuned to the scale.

And then I may be completely out to lunch, but I still remember him messing with an element from out of his one synth. Your mention brought that all back. Heh.

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DuckDharma  May 11, 2017 • 2:55:39pm

re: #113 Renaissance_Man

For example:

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Jay C  May 11, 2017 • 2:59:00pm

re: #127 Scottish Dragon

and a brown Bess flintlock musket.

Now that’s a “Second Amendment solution” that should satisfy ANY “originalist”….

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 3:02:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 3:04:18pm
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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 3:04:19pm

re: #137 ObserverArt

Do you know if the Theremin concept made it into the early Moog synthesizers?

The reason I ask is when I saw Emerson, Lake and Palmer, there was a point in one song it looked like Keith Emerson flipped open the keyboard area of one of his mini-Moogs took out a what looked like a flat bar and played it someone like a Theremin, only instead of having his hands in proximity to a rod he was touching areas of the bar and getting the same type of sounds.

I have no idea how a mini Moog was constructed, but maybe when you pressed a key it contacted the “bar” and gave you a note, so the bar must be tuned to the scale.

And then I may be completely out to lunch, but I still remember him messing with an element from out of his one synth. Your mention brought that all back. Heh.

What Emerson used was a ‘ribbon controller’ - essentially a keyless keyboard that ran up and down the frequency of the Moog’s oscillators on a continuous ‘ribbon.’

Here it is on a MiniMoog.

Minimoog & 1150 Ribbon Controller

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KGxvi  May 11, 2017 • 3:04:29pm

re: #119 gocart mozart

sounds like one of those moments when the excrement is meeting the rotating ventilation system.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 11, 2017 • 3:05:59pm

re: #140 gocart mozart

Is that our new standard now for being Presidential? Having visible “elements of reality” in what you say?

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 3:07:13pm

He’s hired a graphics intern.

So sad

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 3:08:01pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

He’s hired a graphics intern.

So sad

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Still no copy editor though.

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jimmyvluv4u  May 11, 2017 • 3:08:43pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

A graphics intern that failed out of design college?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 3:10:25pm

Okay, this made me laugh.

Granted, the hockey player in question has also liked far-right memes on his Instagram account so that part is a lot less cool but it’s still a funny as hell headline.

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Apocalypse  May 11, 2017 • 3:11:12pm

re: #144 Jebediah, RBG

In some senses, reality and truth are different things. The saying is usually “elements of truth”. Not here.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 3:11:43pm

re: #147 jimmyvluv4u

A graphics intern that failed out of design college?

It’s probably Kellyanne.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 3:13:24pm
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wrenchwench  May 11, 2017 • 3:14:37pm

re: #149 Apocalypse

In some senses, reality and truth are different things. The saying is usually “elements of truth”. Not here.

He’s going to keep us guessing. His statements are usually 100% lies. Now we have to pick out elements of reality. And whatever ‘time-late information’ is.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2017 • 3:16:26pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

He’s hired a graphics intern.

So sad

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I’m convinced that Trump wants to win the Nobel Peace Peace prize like Obama did. Too bad, it takes more than tweeting.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 3:16:48pm

re: #111 Shiplord Kirel

Speaking of armed liberals: Unlike most of his colleagues, RWNJ radio host Charlie Jones of Texas Overnight actually acknowledges that armed libs exist. He suggests that they; and their cohorts, the armed Muslims and BLM gangs; favor ex-Soviet calibers (7.62x39, etc.) for “political reasons.” That the stuff is cheap and plentiful is apparently not a factor. I wonder if this might be something vigilantes and sovereign sheriff fascists would look for in a Trump-ordered, NRA-approved round up?

(I de-activated my AK-47 and sold my AK ammo a while back, though not because of this.)

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 3:16:56pm

re: #142 makeitstop

What Emerson used was a ‘ribbon controller’ - essentially a keyless keyboard that ran up and down the frequency of the Moog’s oscillators on a continuous ‘ribbon.’

Here it is on a MiniMoog.

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Video

Hey, that sounds just like it. Do you know if the ribbon controller could be detached and played freely in your hands, because that is what he was doing?

I know I can always count on you to help out on musical instruments. Thanks!!!

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 3:17:08pm

Meanwhile, here in the self proclaimed happiest place in the US,

Gay people ‘deserve to die,’ SLO High teacher’s letter to student newspaper says

In a letter to the student newspaper, a San Luis Obispo High School teacher quoted a Bible verse saying that people committing homosexual acts “deserve to die,” drawing outrage and concern from students, teachers and parents, and a call for calm by administrators.

sanluisobispo.com

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 3:19:10pm

Don’t know this guy or how much weight to give what he says but …

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 3:21:52pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2017 • 3:22:21pm

re: #147 jimmyvluv4u

A graphics intern that failed out of design college?

Comic sans coming in 3…2…1…

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Jebediah, RBG  May 11, 2017 • 3:22:32pm

re: #149 Apocalypse

Right - it feels to me like an exponentially lower bar.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 3:22:56pm

re: #155 ObserverArt

Hey, that sounds just like it. Do you know if the ribbon controller could be detached and played freely in your hands, because that is what he was doing?

I know I can always count on you to help out on musical instruments. Thanks!!!

Yep, detachable. They even sell them with USB connectors now for use on modern synths.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 3:22:58pm

re: #156 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, here in the self proclaimed happiest place in the US,

Gay people ‘deserve to die,’ SLO High teacher’s letter to student newspaper says

sanluisobispo.com

This teacher, one Michael Stack, is a ripe nutburger. He would be right at home in a Lubbock Bible church:

Stack wrote that he was compelled to speak out because he “didn’t want to displease God,” saying the Bible is “without error” and its hundreds of predictions are 100 percent accurate.

Stack cited an excerpt from the Book of Romans referring to the sinfulness of homosexuality. He wrote that the passage describes “a deception that has happened in the past, and is happening again right now, not only at SLOHS, but throughout the world.”

The passage states that women and men who engage in homosexual acts were abandoned by God and their lives “became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.”

“They know God’s justice required that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway,” the passage continues.

Read more here: sanluisobispo.com

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Kragar  May 11, 2017 • 3:23:31pm
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Jay C  May 11, 2017 • 3:23:42pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

He’s hired a graphics intern.

So sad

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Something I noticed and commented on yesterday (?) - every foreign dignitary I have seen pictured posing with Donald Trump has looked like they were enormously uncomfortable and anxious to get away ASAP. Today, I noticed the one exception. The Russians.
Hmmmmm….

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meteor  May 11, 2017 • 3:28:07pm

re: #156 Skip Intro

External Image

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jaunte  May 11, 2017 • 3:29:03pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

Yesterday, on the same day- I had meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the FM of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.#LetsMakePeace!

He’s all about profiting from those Siberian oilfields.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 3:29:24pm

re: #63 Dr. Matt

Anyone want to bet Sista Sarah Huckster won’t be appearing again as the WH propagandist?

C’mon! Hucky Boo Boo’s doing a better job that her Asshole Dad! She hasn’t let any rapists or killers out of prison so they could kill and rape again!

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 3:30:07pm
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De Kolta Chair  May 11, 2017 • 3:30:38pm
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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 3:31:17pm

re: #156 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, here in the self proclaimed happiest place in the US,

Gay people ‘deserve to die,’ SLO High teacher’s letter to student newspaper says

sanluisobispo.com

Through a mis-apprehension of the First Amendment, the school administration is actually defending the teacher:

The school won’t discipline special education teacher Michael Stack, saying teachers as well as students “do not shed their First Amendment rights” at school.

“A bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea offensive or disagreeable,” San Luis Coastal Unified School District Superintendent Eric Prater and Principal Leslie O’Connor said in a joint statement Wednesday.

“As a district, we understand that students do not shed their First Amendment rights at school, and we respect the rights of our students to speak on controversial topics. We applaud the high school’s commitment to open dialogue and a free exchange of ideas in its student newspaper,” the statement read. ” … In a similar manner, we acknowledge the right of our staff to voice their opinions.”

So, I guess the district would be okay with it if Stack said, “Prater and O’Connor are evil tyrants and tools of the devil. They should be prosecuted by a new Nuremberg Tribunal and lawfully hanged.”

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De Kolta Chair  May 11, 2017 • 3:31:55pm

re: #168 gocart mozart

Captain, there be whales here!

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Kragar  May 11, 2017 • 3:33:03pm
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451_Montag  May 11, 2017 • 3:33:42pm

re: #164 Jay C

Something I noticed and commented on yesterday (?) - every foreign dignitary I have seen pictured posing with Donald Trump has looked like they were enormously uncomfortable and anxious to get away ASAP. Today, I noticed the one exception. The Russians.
Hmmmmm….

That’s because he is their employee

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Jebediah, RBG  May 11, 2017 • 3:34:16pm

re: #165 meteor

My browser is bound and fucking determined to not let me see it.

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Mike Lamb  May 11, 2017 • 3:35:21pm

re: #170 Shiplord Kirel

Through a mis-apprehension of the First Amendment, the school administration is actually defending the teacher:

So, I guess the district would be okay with it if Stack said, “Prater and O’Connor are evil tyrants and tools of the devil. They should be prosecuted by a new Nuremberg Tribunal and lawfully hanged.”

The admins are idiots. He can absolutely be shitcanned for his letter.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 3:35:37pm

re: #170 Shiplord Kirel

I know. I’ve given up trying to explain how the 1st Amendment actually works. It’s just too damned complicated, apparently.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 3:36:52pm

re: #173 Kragar

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$.02 on Ukraine being invaded and the WH doing nothing.

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Bubblehead II  May 11, 2017 • 3:38:31pm

re: #157 gocart mozart

Don’t know this guy or how much weight to give what he says but …

It’s bullshit.

My response to this BS>

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2017 • 3:41:00pm

re: #179 Bubblehead II

It’s bullshit.

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It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

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Nyet  May 11, 2017 • 3:41:25pm
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De Kolta Chair  May 11, 2017 • 3:41:40pm

re: #179 Bubblehead II

Puesto Loco’s full of it, but I’ll bet he has the most kickass New Riders of the Purple Sage bootleg collection on the planet.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 3:42:12pm

re: #104 mmmirele

I asked someone on Twitter who has more experience with evangelicals if he thought evangelicals would go along if Donald Trump asked them to get a chip or mark implanted in their right hands or their foreheads.

He did not know.

For the record, that’s supposed to be the Mark of the Beast and a sign of the antichrist.

Well, considering the fanatics I deal with the answer is YES!

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jaunte  May 11, 2017 • 3:42:37pm
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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 3:42:51pm
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William Lewis  May 11, 2017 • 3:43:14pm

re: #179 Bubblehead II

Well, that guy is probably bs but you could do it by booting a linux based USB Stick and then imaging the drive to the stick. That could then be handed over to Trumps bosses in Moscow for cracking at their leisure, especially since almost no one has actually hard to crack passwords…

Image: password_strength.png

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 3:43:53pm

I’ve never watched Greta on MSNBC. I just turned to it and she is talking with Christopher Ruddy from Newsmax. I just turned away after a couple minutes of Ruddy downplaying everything that has come out regarding Trump and Russians. Yuck!

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2017 • 3:44:42pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

They have just enough friends in just the right states.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 3:44:50pm

re: #172 gocart mozart

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ActionPantsTM!

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 3:44:59pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 3:45:03pm

re: #111 Shiplord Kirel

Speaking of armed liberals: Unlike most of his colleagues, RWNJ radio host Charlie Jones of Texas Overnight actually acknowledges that armed libs exist. He suggests that they; and their cohorts, the armed Muslims and BLM gangs; favor ex-Soviet calibers (7.62x39, etc.) for “political reasons.” That the stuff is cheap and plentiful is apparently not a factor. I wonder if this might be something vigilantes and sovereign sheriff fascists would look for in a Trump-ordered, NRA-approved round up?

(I de-activated my AK-47 and sold my AK ammo a while back, though not because of this.)

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 3:45:03pm

The Trump rope-a-dope explained.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2017 • 3:46:16pm

re: #186 William Lewis

Well, that guy is probably bs but you could do it by booting a linux based USB Stick and then imaging the drive to the stick. That could then be handed over to Trumps bosses in Moscow for cracking at their leisure, especially since almost no one has actually hard to crack passwords…

Image: password_strength.png

Comey’s password was “jedgar”.

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jaunte  May 11, 2017 • 3:46:20pm

re: #187 ObserverArt

I’ve never watched Greta on MSNBC. I just turned to it and she is talking with Christopher Ruddy from Newsmax. I just turned away after a couple minutes of Ruddy downplaying everything that has come out regarding Trump and Russians. Yuck!

The president can’t handle himself in an interview with Lester Holt, but everything’s fine!

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Mike Lamb  May 11, 2017 • 3:46:22pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

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I think this whole “they tricked us” line is just horseshit CYA after people freaked out about TASS being given access but not the US media. I mean, are they not background checking people that come to the White House as part of an official’s retinue? They’d have no idea who the photographer was? That really doesn’t pass the smell test.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 3:46:39pm

re: #190 Charles Johnson

How come the only people worried about Trump all have the term “former” in their titles?

Lots of good that does us.

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Jack Burton  May 11, 2017 • 3:46:59pm

re: #156 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, here in the self proclaimed happiest place in the US,

Gay people ‘deserve to die,’ SLO High teacher’s letter to student newspaper says

sanluisobispo.com

I was warned off from applying to Cal Poly SLO back in the early 90s by friends who said that the whole town is full of evangelical men that go to bed by 8 pm.

That if true, explains this and it does not surprise me.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 3:47:51pm

re: #195 Mike Lamb

I mean, are they not background checking people that come to the White House as part of an official’s retinue?

With this gang of incompetent clowns, I wouldn’t count on that.

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wrenchwench  May 11, 2017 • 3:48:27pm
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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 3:48:29pm

re: #197 Jack Burton

Pretty much the whole town is falling down drunk by 10 pm. We have more bars per block than parking spaces.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 3:49:24pm

re: #200 Skip Intro

Pretty much the whole town is falling down drunk by 10 pm. We have more bars per block than parking spaces.

Which is probably a good thing, since people shouldn’t be drinking and driving.

/

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2017 • 3:49:27pm

re: #197 Jack Burton

I was warned off from applying to Cal Poly SLO back in the early 90s by friends who said that the whole town is full of evangelical men that go to bed by 8 pm.

That if true, explains this and it does not surprise me.

How late do the women stay up?

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Mike Lamb  May 11, 2017 • 3:50:25pm

re: #198 Charles Johnson

With this gang of incompetent clowns, I wouldn’t count on that.

Based on your subsequent post, it appears I set the bar too high. Apparently, an Air Force One scenario could happen on Trump’s watch. Unfortunately, Trump’s version of “Get off my plane!” would be directed to US media…

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jaunte  May 11, 2017 • 3:50:37pm

This seems to be his single concern.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 3:52:34pm

re: #176 Mike Lamb

re: #177 Skip Intro

I’m wondering if these numbskulls have opened the district up to a lawsuit on the grounds that they negligently failed to protect the students from the teacher’s hate speech and incitement. They would be negligent in ignoring, or failing to seek, competent legal advice on how to proceed. Since they clearly cited the law in announcing that they would not sanction the teacher, they gave themselves the obligation to seek that advice.

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Apocalypse  May 11, 2017 • 3:53:09pm

re: #204 jaunte

Yeah, but do the folk investigating him know that?

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 3:53:24pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This should help to make sure that Giuliani isn’t our next FBI Director (or holds any other top position under Trump). He’s as corrupt as the rest of them.

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jaunte  May 11, 2017 • 3:53:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 3:54:25pm
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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2017 • 3:55:03pm

re: #207 Patricia Kayden

This should help to make sure that Giuliani isn’t our next FBI Director (or holds any other top position under Trump). He’s as corrupt as the rest of them.

It’s the GOP. They list their corrupt practices in bold on their resumes.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 3:55:18pm

re: #140 gocart mozart

What a polite way of saying that Trump is dumb. Now that is class.

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Jack Burton  May 11, 2017 • 3:55:24pm

re: #202 Decatur Deb

How late do the women stay up?

It was implied that the Cal Poly campus there was a ‘Young Republican Sausagefest’. Nothing about the women was ever revealed to me.

Like I said, not sure if this was true for just the school, the whole town, or only something that was the case in 1992-1995ish.

Skip Intro says… lots of bars (so maybe it was a good idea I didn’t go).

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Bubblehead II  May 11, 2017 • 3:56:08pm

re: #186 William Lewis

Well, that guy is probably bs but you could do it by booting a linux based USB Stick and then imaging the drive to the stick. That could then be handed over to Trumps bosses in Moscow for cracking at their leisure, especially since almost no one has actually hard to crack passwords…

Image: password_strength.png

Only if the BIOS is set up to boot from an external drive. Don’t think FBI I.T. is that incompetent. And again, the FBI would have never given him or anybody else unfettered access to Comey’s office without a warrant.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 3:56:26pm

re: #197 Jack Burton

I was warned off from applying to Cal Poly SLO back in the early 90s by friends who said that the whole town is full of evangelical men that go to bed by 8 pm.

That if true, explains this and it does not surprise me.

re: #200 Skip Intro

Pretty much the whole town is falling down drunk by 10 pm. We have more bars per block than parking spaces.

Sounds like Lubbock, which is fairly famous for having about the same number of bars (215) as churches (221).

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Mike Lamb  May 11, 2017 • 3:56:59pm

re: #205 Shiplord Kirel

I’m wondering if these numbskulls have opened the district up to a lawsuit on the grounds that they negligently failed to protect the students from the teacher’s hate speech and incitement. They would be negligent in ignoring, or failing to seek, competent legal advice on how to proceed. Since they clearly cited the law in announcing that they would not sanction the teacher, they gave themselves the obligation to do so.

Considering it was published in the student paper, I’m guessing not. If the poster upthread is correct and SLO is pretty conservative, that might explain everything.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 3:57:36pm

re: #124 Amory Blaine

Fuckin’ magnets, how do they work? ~ CiC Donald Trump

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MAGNETS!

Magnets!

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 4:00:17pm

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is why we can’t have nice things, like the NERVA atomic rocket or, better yet, Orion.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:01:16pm

In other news from here in the Backwoods, it’s been kittehs v skinks.
Two skinks in two days have lost their tails to the fearless feline gatekeepers of the back door. (And the tails flipping around the kitchen floor led to loads of post-amputation fun for the kittehs.)

It could have been worse: it could have been snakes.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 4:02:33pm

re: #217 Shiplord Kirel

I wanna see Rick Perry riding to the rescue on his big white horse, designer shades, and ten gallon hat, that’s what I wanna see.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 4:05:00pm

re: #179 Bubblehead II

It’s bullshit.

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There is a kernel of truth to firing him when he was away from his computer, seeing as how Preet Bharara was able to send his case files to Eric Schneiderman when he got a heads up that he was being sacked. Maybe they didn’t want Comey doing the same thing.

Other than that - grain o’salt.

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Jack Burton  May 11, 2017 • 4:05:33pm

re: #217 Shiplord Kirel

This is why we can’t have nice things, like the NERVA atomic rocket or, better yet, Orion.

I think the biggest problem with those was “lets use it to launch the thing from the ground” rather than just use them after it got into space.

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jaunte  May 11, 2017 • 4:05:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:05:56pm

Oh, and during yesterday’s daily Skype chat with MrBWS, I made the mistake of mentioning all of the discussion sparked here at LGF by teleskiguy’s Instant Pot.

MrBWS demanded that I order one for him immediately to use at his apartment in Cincinnati.

(MrBWS likes kitchen gadgets every bit as much as I do)

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 4:06:22pm

re: #212 Jack Burton

It was implied that the Cal Poly campus there was a ‘Young Republican Sausagefest’. Nothing about the women was ever revealed to me.

Like I said, not sure if this was true for just the school, the whole town, or only something that was the case in 1992-1995ish.

Skip Intro says… lots of bars (so maybe it was a good idea I didn’t go).

Didn’t used to be that way but as rents rose downtown the only places that could pay the bill were restaurants, taverns and bars. We used to have some unique shopping there, but the growth of Cal Poly and the earthquake took care of most of them.

Sad.

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jaunte  May 11, 2017 • 4:06:22pm

Sorry, bad paste; here’s the one I wanted to place:

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 4:06:40pm

re: #223 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh, and during yesterday’s daily Skype chat with MrBWS, I made the mistake of mentioning all of the discussion sparked here at LGF by teleskiguy’s Instant Pot.

MrBWS demanded that I order one for him immediately to use at his apartment in Cincinnati.

(MrBWS likes kitchen gadgets every bit as much as I do)

He’s gonna have to report back and share a review. Fair’s fair.

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jaunte  May 11, 2017 • 4:07:17pm

Trump thinks an FBI investigation runs like a lawsuit against a real estate project.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 4:07:51pm

Dude just scored a flat screen monitor…Because sensitive data may still be on it, I suppose.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 4:08:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:09:01pm

re: #226 klys (maker of Silmarils)

He’s gonna have to report back and share a review. Fair’s fair.

It will be delivered tomorrow, so he’ll be able to take it with him when he leaves again on Sunday.
Pretty certain we’ll have to give it a test run while he’s home for the weekend.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 4:09:45pm

re: #228 darthstar

Dude just scored a flat screen monitor…Because sensitive data may still be on it, I suppose.

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Or, you know, it’s one of those all in one computers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:12:04pm
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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 4:12:52pm

re: #231 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Or, you know, it’s one of those all in one computers.

Looks like a monitor with a ceiling mount to me.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 4:14:42pm

Today’s summary about where we are at this moment in time.

When we last left Camp Runamuck, and it was only this morning, there was some question as to whether the walls of the East Room ought to be discreetly padded. Since then, and it’s only been about six hours, every single element of the most recent account of why the president* iced James Comey had been refuted, much of it by the president* himself, who sat down for a whopper of an interview with Lester Holt of NBC and proceeded to make clowns out of Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rod Rosenstein, and most conspicuously of all, Vice President Mike Pence, who must wish he were back being the incredibly unpopular governor of Indiana. It is getting very crowded under the bus.

Before addressing the interview itself, let us contemplate how truly woolly-headed stupid even doing the interview was, especially this week, when the president*’s credibility was being quite competently shredded without his help. His staff should don masks and catch rides deep into the Appalachians. His lawyers should get out of the business. It’s now abundantly clear that there simply is nobody alive who can stop this guy from doing anything. I can’t imagine what he’d be like as an actual defendant. He might bite the judge in the balls, or he might pin everything on Tiffany.

esquire.com

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2017 • 4:16:04pm

Damn. Was this posted yet??

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 4:19:00pm

re: #235 GlutenFreeJesus

No, but see #192 above.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 4:19:56pm

re: #235 GlutenFreeJesus

Damn. Was this posted yet??

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*gulp*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:21:31pm

re: #234 Skip Intro

Today’s summary about where we are.

esquire.com

His staff should don masks and catch rides deep into the Appalachians.

They wouldn’t last five minutes here.
And the bodies would never be found.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 4:22:04pm

re: #233 darthstar

Looks like a monitor with a ceiling mount to me.

Looks like an all-in-one to me.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2017 • 4:23:08pm

re: #217 Shiplord Kirel

This is why we can’t have nice things, like the NERVA atomic rocket or, better yet, Orion.

I’d rather get a full sized Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (Vasimir) in orbit.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 4:23:17pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, for once she’s telling the truth.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  May 11, 2017 • 4:24:24pm

re: #235 GlutenFreeJesus

Damn. Was this posted yet??

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Jesus. Somebody telling the truth. Not news, but it should be.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 4:24:57pm

re: #235 GlutenFreeJesus

Damn. Was this posted yet??

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Seeing that makes me think of something.

All of the useful idiot U.S. citizens that work with RT can go fuck themselves.

Yeah big Ed Shultz…I mean you as well as others.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:25:25pm

Joe Walsh should take his own advice.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 4:26:00pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 4:26:29pm

re: #235 GlutenFreeJesus

Damn. Was this posted yet??

That is Clint Watts @selectedwisdom

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 4:26:55pm

That’s the President of the United States personally admitting that the Russia investigation was at the forefront of his thought process in firing FBI director Comey.

Impeach.Trump.Now!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:27:41pm
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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 4:27:44pm

re: #233 darthstar

Looks like a monitor with a ceiling mount to me.

That’s an all-in-one.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 4:28:37pm

re: #185 Charles Johnson

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So Trump never saw the photographers snapping away during the meeting? And wasn’t it the WH which banned U.S. media from the meeting? Wow. This is incredible. He really things we’re that stupid.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 4:28:56pm

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Walsh should take his own advice.

Yeah, pretty rich coming from that motormouth.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 4:29:16pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

It better have a raised seal on it or it’s not legit, and don’t get me started on the layers.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 11, 2017 • 4:29:17pm

re: #34 EPR-radar

At this point, a coup by the US military vs. Trump and the Republicans on the grounds of protecting the constitution (i.e., the former Turkish model) could reasonably be justified.

Uh, no. That would be a horrible precedent, ending our 240 year history of democratic, civilian rule.

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 4:29:40pm
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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2017 • 4:29:54pm

re: #253 Skip Intro

It better have a raised seal on it or it’s not legit, and don’t get me started on the layers.

Footprints or it didn’t happen.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 4:30:00pm
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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 4:30:21pm

Robert Costa is saying on Tweety’s Hard Ball, he is seeing Republicans that are already looking at their careers and thinking their only salvation is to order some kind of outside or independent investigation.

Tick-tock…

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 4:30:34pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha

*gasp*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 4:31:00pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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There are neither enough faces nor palms to adequately react to that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:31:55pm

re: #259 Blind Frog Belly White

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha

*gasp*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha

Am I the only one who envisioned Johnny Carson as Carnac the Magnificent?

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 4:31:57pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 4:32:22pm

re: #251 gocart mozart

*dances awkwardly* is the best caption ever.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 4:33:05pm
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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 4:33:26pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2017 • 4:33:30pm

OT: Engadget: IBM Watson adds voice commands to ‘Star Trek’ VR game

Ubisoft’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew won’t just put you in a VR starship when it finally launches. It’ll also give you the power to interact with the virtual Starfleet crew with your voice. The company has teamed up with IBM to add Watson’s interactive speech capabilities to the game, so you can tell a crew member to launch a missile — and maybe even pompously add “make it so” in the end — instead of using manual controls. Bridge Crew was supposed to launch last year but was plagued with numerous delays. It’s now scheduled to come out on May 30th for the PC and PS4, with Watson’s voice commands to follow later this summer during a Beta period.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:37:52pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2017 • 4:37:59pm

re: #258 ObserverArt

Robert Costa is saying on Tweety’s Hard Ball, he is seeing Republicans that are already looking at their careers and thinking their only salvation is to order some kind of outside or independent investigation.

Tick-tock…

Yeah. But not because, you know… it would be the right thing to do. For the country.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 4:38:52pm

Angus King (Senator on Intel Committee) on Tweety’s show: “Trump calls Comey a grand-stander and a show-boat…give me a break!”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 4:39:08pm

re: #268 GlutenFreeJesus

Yeah. But not because, you know… it would be the right thing to do. For the country.

At this point I don’t expect that from the GOP. I’ll take whatever motivation WILL work to get them to do the right thing.

Which means making noise so that they do fear for their jobs.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 4:39:59pm

re: #268 GlutenFreeJesus

Yeah. But not because, you know… it would be the right thing to do. For the country.

Well, they can’t do right by their country if they can’t keep their jobs. /

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2017 • 4:41:05pm

re: #262 gocart mozart

He can’t keep his hands off Ivanka.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 4:41:24pm

re: #268 GlutenFreeJesus

Yeah. But not because, you know… it would be the right thing to do. For the country.

Oh hell no, not that, not ever.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2017 • 4:41:46pm

re: #270 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Get them to do the right thing, then get them unemployed for not voluntarily doing it.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 4:42:16pm

re: #274 GlutenFreeJesus

Get them to do the right thing, then get them unemployed for not voluntarily doing it.

I’m absolutely fine with this.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2017 • 4:42:37pm

Now comes the moment of truth-will he or won’t he?

Just Security: Rosenstein’s Reputation Now Rests on His Appointment of a Special Counsel in Russia Investigation

When he began his job as deputy attorney general two weeks ago, Rod Rosenstein had a sterling reputation as a longtime U.S. Attorney in administrations of both political parties. He was viewed as having the integrity to serve as a bulwark of independence in the Trump government. But two weeks in the Trump administration is an awfully long time. After being used by the White House to provide a pretext for the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Rosenstein has only one choice to save his reputation: appoint a special counsel to lead the investigation into links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts to interfere with the election.

Comey’s actions during the Clinton email investigation could have been grounds for firing him. But the circumstances of his firing bely that rationale. In his memo, Rosenstein wrote of the need to “regain public and congressional trust;” but the firing of Comey and the way Rosenstein is being used by the White House have dramatically shaken the confidence of the American people in the independence of the Department of Justice. There is only one choice to make and Rosenstein has the power to make it: appoint a Special Counsel and do it now.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 4:42:54pm

re: #275 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m absolutely fine with this.

Imma me too that.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 4:42:58pm
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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 4:44:15pm

re: #278 FormerDirtDart

I’m surprised that God didn’t clue her in. She must be going to hell.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 4:45:32pm
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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 4:45:36pm

Holy crap…I think Pence has had plastic surgery. I just saw a close up of him on TV and it looks like he’s had some skin tucked in behind his ears.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 4:45:40pm

Is Mike Pence too dense?

The guy has been used and abused by Trump a few times now…yet he still stands by his man father.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 4:45:54pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 4:47:16pm

re: #278 FormerDirtDart

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Same apparently goes for Pence, and Conway, and everyone else who all made up the SAME story the President himself refuted a day later.

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wrenchwench  May 11, 2017 • 4:48:46pm
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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 4:52:37pm

re: #284 Blind Frog Belly White

Same apparently goes for Pence, and Conway, and everyone else who all made up the SAME story the President himself refuted a day later.

I don’t think they made up the story…not in this White House.

I think either Priebus or Bannon created that scenario, printed off the talking points and had a quick rehearsal and sent them out to sing.

Then Trump got involved and did the “My Way” song and fucked them.

He cannot be controlled.

What I find fascinating is they are all being used and made to look the fool. How long before they realize their own careers may be shot and they need to resign. Soon there may be more leaving than they can hire…for a staff that is already thin and confused, let along incapable of doing a job that really isn’t them.

Shit show? Not descriptive enough any longer.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 4:54:03pm
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John_Manyjars  May 11, 2017 • 4:54:23pm

re: #120 Patricia Kayden

My masters-degreed wife is a fanatical tRumpette

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2017 • 4:55:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 4:57:09pm

just found the very first thing to make in the Instant Pot when it arrives tomorrow:
Instant Pot Hummus

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 4:57:12pm

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

Defending Flynn while deriding Comey. Typical Trump.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 4:57:21pm

re: #179 Bubblehead II

It’s bullshit.

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I was following PuestoLoco but I blocked him after he started sending shitloads of spam to my DM.

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Renaissance_Man  May 11, 2017 • 4:58:08pm

re: #288 John_Manyjars

My masters-degreed wife is a fanatical tRumpette

That must be really tough for you.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 4:58:42pm

re: #287 FormerDirtDart

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He’s so humble.

re: #288 John_Manyjars

My masters-degreed wife is a fanatical tRumpette

Sad.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 11, 2017 • 5:01:32pm
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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 5:02:25pm

re: #255 goddamnedfrank

Who is this mysterious “WH” that always claims to have been blindsided by everything that happens? I don’t think they’re real, just an excuse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:02:57pm

re: #286 ObserverArt

I don’t think they made up the story…not in this White House.

I think either Priebus or Bannon created that scenario, printed off the talking points and had a quick rehearsal and sent them out to sing.

Then Trump got involved and did the “My Way” song and fucked them.

He cannot be controlled.

What I find fascinating is they are all being used and made to look the fool. How long before they realize their own careers may be shot and they need to resign. Soon there may be more leaving than they can hire…for a staff that is already thin and confused, let along incapable of doing a job that really isn’t them.

Shit show? Not descriptive enough any longer.

When you tell a lie, you’re supposed to stick as close as you can to the truth, so it doesn’t come back and bite you in the ass. But what if you work in the White House, where THERE IS NO TRUTH, only what Trump thinks will work in the moment.

So in this case, the whole crew agrees on a lie, one which works with the memos they sent out, and it’s consistent, even though EVERYBODY knows it’s bullshit. They present a united front. Nobody believes them, but they’ve put the story out there, and they’re all in on it.

And Trump completely cuts their legs off.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 5:03:21pm

re: #284 Blind Frog Belly White

Same apparently goes for Pence, and Conway, and everyone else who all made up the SAME story the President himself refuted a day later.

Not one of them has the integrity to resign after once again being made a fool of by tRump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:04:43pm

re: #298 Skip Intro

Not one of them has the integrity to resign after once again being made a fool of by tRump.

Dignity Wraiths. They got too close, and he destroyed their souls.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 5:04:46pm

re: #285 wrenchwench

That wasn’t the question. The question was “does Russia have investments in you?”

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:06:28pm

re: #300 Skip Intro

That wasn’t the question. The question was “does Russia have investments in you?”

“Een Amereekah, you invest in Russia! BAHT, een Putin’s Russia, Russia invest in YOU!”

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 5:09:35pm
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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 5:10:03pm

Here’s the Trump Family Crest from way back in 2012.

The designer explains the symbolism.

Central to the shield is a gaudy skycraper, denoting (literally) his business empire and (metaphorically) his virility.

Either side of Trump Tower stands a stylised ‘golden’ woman. These are a dual reference to his involvement in the Miss Universe and Miss USA competitions - as well as his ex-wives Ivana Trump and Marla Maples, who were rumoured to be awarded $25million and $2million from their respective divorces.

A ‘chevronel’ made from two hair combs are used to denote The Donald’s famous ‘comb-over’ hairstyle, while the bottom of the crest refers to his dogged persistence last year in trying to force President Barack Obama to make public his birth certificate.

Like its position on the shield, Mr Trump’s critics say his leadership of the ‘birther’ movement was the lowest point of his political career. (Note - they sure got that wrong).

The motto is a loose Latin translation of ‘You’re fired’ - his favourite phrase from The Apprentice.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 5:10:12pm

I give Lester Holt credit. He did a good interview with El Trumpo Orange. He didn’t go too hard so as to piss off Trump, but he did ask good solid questions that allowed Trump to be Trump. And that could mean within Trump’s answers he may have given any investigation good rope which can be used to hang him.

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allegro  May 11, 2017 • 5:12:21pm

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

just found the very first thing to make in the Instant Pot when it arrives tomorrow:
Instant Pot Hummus

I just got mine, like a half hour ago. Still haven’t decided what I’ll try first but this looks promising. Thanks mucho!

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Major Tom  May 11, 2017 • 5:14:48pm
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Bubblehead II  May 11, 2017 • 5:14:57pm

re: #292 The Vicious Babushka

I was following PuestoLoco but I blocked him after he started sending shitloads of spam to my DM.

Didn’t even know about him until he showed up here in a post. His rantings about how they sent Comey out of town so they could (secretly) raid his computer and give the data to Russia was so far over the line it busted my credulity meter.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:15:16pm

Trump: “Okay, so my National Security Adviser lied publicly and to the FBI about talking to Russia, and Russia knows it, and they can blackmail him with that knowledge, to either give them classified information, or to advise me to act in Russia’s interest instead of America’s.”

McGahn: “Yes, Mr. President.”

Trump: “So, what’s the big deal?”

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 5:16:31pm

Can’t condone this, since we’re talking vandalism. And somehow I figure Trump will somehow manage to bill NYC for this too. Someone has been chopping down trees at Trump’s golf course in Throgs Neck, The Bronx.

This is the same Bronx golf course that was built on a public land and deprived the local community of a park in favor of a golf course that is out of the price range of any local resident.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:16:41pm

re: #305 allegro

When I saw ‘Instant Pot Hummus’, my first thought was that it involved something other than the usual garbanzos, lemon, and tahini…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 5:17:53pm

re: #305 allegro

I just got mine, like a half hour ago. Still haven’t decided what I’ll try first but this looks promising. Thanks mucho!

I’m gonna get sucked in, I know it.

I’M STILL RESISTING THOUGH.

312
Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:19:31pm

re: #307 Bubblehead II

Didn’t even know about him until he showed up here in a post. His rantings about how they sent Comey out of town so they could (secretly) raid his computer and give the data to Russia was so far over the line it busted my credulity meter.

No, no! The guy was wearing a tie clasp that contains a USB drive that can crack any password instantly and download TB of data, and all in seconds!!!
/////////////////////

Even Felicity Smoak takes a minute or two, fer chrissakes!

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:20:52pm

re: #311 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m gonna get sucked in, I know it.

I’M STILL RESISTING THOUGH.

Remember our mantra: Ohm….Ohm….Ohm…..

314
Flying Squirrel Girl  May 11, 2017 • 5:21:22pm

re: #311 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I have 3 family members who have been singing the Instant Pot praises for a couple of months now, but the reviews here have made it damn near impossible to resist. I want.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2017 • 5:23:03pm

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

just found the very first thing to make in the Instant Pot when it arrives tomorrow:
Instant Pot Hummus

But can it make Pineapple Pizza?

316
Kragar  May 11, 2017 • 5:24:17pm
317
Bubblehead II  May 11, 2017 • 5:24:40pm

re: #313 Blind Frog Belly White

Remember our mantra: Ohm….Ohm….Ohm…..

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:25:36pm

re: #317 Bubblehead II

[Embedded content]

I am the Alpha and the Omega, but mostly the Omega.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:26:11pm

re: #316 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Is that you, Maurice?

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Bubblehead II  May 11, 2017 • 5:26:15pm

Going to go do something useful. Mow the yard. Later Lizards.

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MsJ  May 11, 2017 • 5:27:02pm

re: #288 John_Manyjars

My masters-degreed wife is a fanatical tRumpette

I’m sorry.

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 5:27:30pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2017 • 5:28:17pm

re: #316 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Love that song. Plus my dad was Maurice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 5:29:10pm

re: #310 Blind Frog Belly White

When I saw ‘Instant Pot Hummus’, my first thought was that it involved something other than the usual garbanzos, lemon, and tahini…

would have been right up there as one of teleskiguy’s fave recipes, though!

:D

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 5:29:15pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 5:29:21pm

re: #323 I Would Prefer Not To

Love that song. Plus my dad was Maurice.

Did HE speak of the pompitous of love?

327
Interesting Times  May 11, 2017 • 5:29:34pm

re: #286 ObserverArt

On a local note, did you see this already?

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 5:30:10pm

329
goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 5:32:18pm

*kisses fingers emoji*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2017 • 5:33:26pm
331
John_Manyjars  May 11, 2017 • 5:33:55pm

re: #293 Renaissance_Man

It has been a source of considerable friction. I try never to bring up reality-based political subjects :(

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2017 • 5:34:15pm

re: #326 Blind Frog Belly White

Did HE speak of the pompitous of love?

No. but he talked about other cool stuff. I will share some of his stories, but I got to go . Everyone have a great evening and know that this MAY be the beginning of the end of Trump.

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caseyjr  May 11, 2017 • 5:34:39pm

re: #296 Skip Intro

Who is this mysterious “WH” that always claims to have been blindsided by everything that happens? I don’t think they’re real, just an excuse.

Willy Hemmenhaw

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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 5:37:11pm

re: #258 ObserverArt

Robert Costa is saying on Tweety’s Hard Ball, he is seeing Republicans that are already looking at their careers and thinking their only salvation is to order some kind of outside or independent investigation.

Tick-tock…

Will enough of them do it even if it means they might lose their seats?

335
Interesting Times  May 11, 2017 • 5:40:37pm

re: #331 John_Manyjars

It has been a source of considerable friction. I try never to bring up reality-based political subjects :(

If I may ask (because I’m dying of curiosity and want to understand how non-obvious trumpers come to be), why is she so enthralled with him? Single-issue voter like anti-choice evangelicals? Wants moar tax cuts? Hates Muslims, immigrants, etc…?

336
caseyjr  May 11, 2017 • 5:47:40pm

re: #265 gocart mozart

and I have a certified Publishers Clearinghouse letter that states that I may have won $10,000,000.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 5:54:00pm

re: #327 Interesting Times

On a local note, did you see this already?

[Embedded content]

Looks like he was in Columbus yesterday…not that I would have been able to go as I was with a client late in the evening and would have been pushing it to get there. It was not far from me. I wonder how it went?

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 5:54:47pm

re: #329 goddamnedfrank

*kisses fingers emoji*

[Embedded content]

Mmmm…spicy!

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 5:56:50pm

re: #334 Belafon

Will enough of them do it even if it means they might lose their seats?

Don’t know…it could be the beginning of a trend though which is usually how things go, especially with the lemmings in the GOP.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2017 • 6:12:30pm

re: #317 Bubblehead II

I’d rather have a Tomahawk kitted with a W80 just in case….

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peguyjaures  May 12, 2017 • 12:10:46am

re: #173 Kragar

Wow. Something so obvious nobody seems to have noticed yet.
Trump and/or his ace team: it’s “let’s make peace”, not “lets”…


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