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Charles Johnson  May 13, 2017 • 9:17:32pm
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Charles Johnson  May 13, 2017 • 9:21:50pm
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Teukka  May 13, 2017 • 9:22:53pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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One thing which worries me from time to time is how righties, especially tRumpfistas, are the threats which begin with “when we come to power”…
And this is them just getting a whiff of power…
*smh*

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retired cynic  May 13, 2017 • 9:23:55pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

Looks like he needs another couple of punches.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 13, 2017 • 9:25:14pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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“Russia is our friend”
FUCK YOU AND THE REST OF YOUR TRAITOROUS SWINE, SPENCER! “The Union Forever!”- John T Williams

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retired cynic  May 13, 2017 • 9:31:05pm

re: #5 Shiplord Kirel

Don’t get too excited. We want you to yell at them tomorrow, too!

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Shiplord Kirel  May 13, 2017 • 9:33:44pm

re: #6 retired cynic

Don’t get too excited. We want you to yell at them tomorrow, too!

Abusing Nazis is a pure pleasure.

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scottslemmons  May 13, 2017 • 9:41:37pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 13, 2017 • 9:55:36pm

This seems apropos….

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 13, 2017 • 9:57:44pm

Per some of the discussion downstairs:

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Teukka  May 13, 2017 • 9:59:07pm

re: #11 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Per some of the discussion downstairs:

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Well, even a blind hen etc. etc. etc. etc.

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JordanRules  May 13, 2017 • 9:59:09pm

re: #11 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Well damn.

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teleskiguy  May 13, 2017 • 10:02:00pm

re: #11 klys (maker of Silmarils)

And if she’s wrong she’ll never admit it. She’ll double down.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 13, 2017 • 10:02:33pm

I realize whats been bothering me about the claims of lib’rul college students crushing those who think differently - the people who are being shut out by protests, etc. are pushing points of view that nobody would have thought to invite to college campuses in an earlier era. Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Charles Murray - these aren’t simply ‘conservative voices’, these are folks pushing racism and white supremacy.

And the Young Republicans invite these people, at least in part, in hopes of inciting exactly this reaction.

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JordanRules  May 13, 2017 • 10:02:47pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Right. And her legal eagle will look very responsible!

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Patricia Kayden  May 13, 2017 • 10:03:17pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

I thought after the Leslie Jones fiasco that Twitter was going to try to do better but I guess not.

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jaunte  May 13, 2017 • 10:05:58pm

re: #15 Blind Frog Belly White

nobody would have thought to invite to college campuses in an earlier era.

Because they don’t have any interesting new ideas, just the old stupid destructive ones.

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goddamnedfrank  May 13, 2017 • 10:10:07pm
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Dave In Austin  May 13, 2017 • 10:12:27pm

Sigh….

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teleskiguy  May 13, 2017 • 10:12:49pm

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Giphy

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 13, 2017 • 10:13:49pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

And if she’s wrong she’ll never admit it. She’ll double down.

She depends on Confirmation Bias. The things she’s said before? Well, some turned out to be true. This is SO extreme, though, there’s really no walking it back. I suppose she can claim “the sealed indictment was never unsealed, but it really, really exists, trust me!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 13, 2017 • 10:14:58pm

re: #20 Dave In Austin

Sigh….

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Well, hell - I’m not especially fond of Stockton, but still…..

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teleskiguy  May 13, 2017 • 10:16:24pm

re: #20 Dave In Austin

I guess it’s a thing now.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 13, 2017 • 10:17:42pm

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

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What I’m seeing is people who want this to be true tweaking the story to make it fit the actual law better.

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William Lewis  May 13, 2017 • 10:19:08pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

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Because he’s worth more views than decent people and that’s​ all they care about. I’m sorry Charles, but their greed makes Twitter irredeemable, IMO.

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goddamnedfrank  May 13, 2017 • 10:21:27pm

Louise is a fucking loon:

Um, okay:

Separate sources with links to the intelligence and justice communities have stated that a sealed indictment has been granted against Donald Trump.

While it is understood that the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution means that, until Mr. Trump is impeached, he cannot be prosecuted, sources say that the indictment is intended by the FBI and prosecutors in the Justice Department to form the basis of Mr. Trump’s impeachment. The indictment is, perhaps uniquely, not intended or expected to be used for prosecution, sources say, because of the constitutional position of the President.

These shitwitted cockknockers have no idea what they’re fucking talking about. The Supremacy Clause has fuck all to do with criminal or civil prosecutions of the President. It simply lays out the descending pecking order of the US Constitution, US federal law and State laws. Now they might be thinking of Executive Privilege but it only applies to official acts and doesn’t serve as a blanket shield against prosecution for criminal activity either in office or before.

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jaunte  May 13, 2017 • 10:23:58pm

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

Is there a gold Admiralty fringe on her tweet?

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jaunte  May 13, 2017 • 10:26:39pm
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Targetpractice  May 13, 2017 • 10:28:41pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

I guess it’s a thing now.

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Come on man, you should know better…you pull over to the side of the road to do that.

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FormerDirtDart  May 13, 2017 • 10:30:10pm
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Joe Bacon  May 13, 2017 • 10:30:54pm

re: #30 Targetpractice

Come on man, you should know better…you pull over to the side of the road to do that.

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Aw CENSORED!

If they caught Anthony Weiner doing this Fox News is going to have the ultimate orgasm…

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teleskiguy  May 13, 2017 • 10:31:06pm

The first foreign country Fuckface Von Clownstick is visiting, you ask? Saudi Arabia.

Wait, isn’t Saudi Arabia 85-95% Muslim?

Trump Urges ‘Shutdown’ On Muslims Entering US

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 13, 2017 • 10:33:24pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

The first foreign country Fuckface Von Clownstick is visiting, you ask? Saudi Arabia.

Wait, isn’t Saudi Arabia 85-95% Muslim?

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Yes but it also does plenty of business with Trump Corporations and - wouldn’t you know it - was NOT one of the countries on the Travel Ban list.

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teleskiguy  May 13, 2017 • 10:34:57pm

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes but it also does plenty of business with Trump Corporations and - wouldn’t you know it - was NOT one of the countries on the Travel Ban list.

They also behead people with swords in public. I think that’s something Fuckface Von Clownstick appreciates and admires.

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Kragar  May 13, 2017 • 10:38:41pm
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Kragar  May 13, 2017 • 10:47:36pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 13, 2017 • 10:47:53pm

re: #35 teleskiguy

Sadly, I’m inclined to agree with you.

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Kragar  May 13, 2017 • 10:53:49pm
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Kragar  May 13, 2017 • 10:56:24pm
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Targetpractice  May 13, 2017 • 11:12:30pm

re: #39 Kragar

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I guess they forgot their sheets at home.

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Cheechako  May 13, 2017 • 11:12:53pm

re: #39 Kragar

If that a real park it’s about time someone turned on the sprinkler system.

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Kragar  May 13, 2017 • 11:20:02pm

re: #42 Cheechako

If that a real park it’s about time someone turned on the sprinkler system.

All those torches are a fire hazard. Better call in the tanker planes.

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CleverToad  May 13, 2017 • 11:21:22pm

Saturday night, waiting for my kid to get home from his Senior Prom.
Tick off another on the Parent Experience checklist, and chew my fingernails till the little beggar gets home safely.

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wheat-dogg  May 13, 2017 • 11:38:45pm

I have been poking around the new blog site, minds.com, and was chagrined to find the likes of Infowars, Paul Joseph Watson, and Stefan Molyneux there.

minds.com

I may need to reconsider my re-posting my blog there now.

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prairiefire  May 13, 2017 • 11:40:43pm

re: #44 CleverToad

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prairiefire  May 13, 2017 • 11:41:42pm

re: #45 wheat-dogg

“Judged by the company you keep.”

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teleskiguy  May 13, 2017 • 11:49:46pm

re: #44 CleverToad

My neighbor at the time let me take my date to Senior Prom up in Vail in his Jaguar. That was cool! Good thing I was totally square that night (as in totally sober), I had to drive that fucker 30 miles in a snowstorm after the ball, with two other couples in tow.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 13, 2017 • 11:58:28pm

Lubbock’s “Mr. Conservative,” Dr. Donald May, is really embarrassing himself now.

Facebook Post

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Kragar  May 14, 2017 • 12:00:45am
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teleskiguy  May 14, 2017 • 12:00:47am

re: #49 Shiplord Kirel

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 14, 2017 • 12:02:54am

re: #41 Targetpractice

I guess they forgot their sheets at home.

They wet them during their afternoon nap and were still hanging out to dry.

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 12:05:51am

re: #50 Kragar

Mensch - and Taylor - clearly have no idea of what they’re talking about. It’s like a word salad of surveillance and legal language mixed together to sound impressive.

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teleskiguy  May 14, 2017 • 12:07:17am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

Mensch - and Taylor - clearly have no idea of what they’re talking about. It’s like a word salad of surveillance and legal language mixed together to sound impressive.

One name: Glenn Greenwald.

Enough said.

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Dave In Austin  May 14, 2017 • 12:10:04am
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Kragar  May 14, 2017 • 12:10:39am
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 14, 2017 • 12:11:23am

re: #53 Dr Lizardo

Mensch - and Taylor - clearly have no idea of what they’re talking about. It’s like a word salad of surveillance and legal language mixed together to sound impressive.

But each of them have said something that turned out to be sort of like true!

Now, mind you, if this turns out to be true, we’ll all feel silly, but, honestly, if it’s true, we’ll probably all be so happy we won’t care. So it’s kind of a win/win - either we’re right and they’re bullshitting, or we’re wrong and Trump’s goose is cooked.

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CleverToad  May 14, 2017 • 12:13:22am

re: #48 teleskiguy

My neighbor at the time let me take my date to Senior Prom up in Vail in his Jaguar. That was cool! Good thing I was totally square that night (as in totally sober), I had to drive that fucker 30 miles in a snowstorm after the ball, with two other couples in tow.

A Jaguar in a snowstorm, when you weren’t used to driving one? Whoa, sounds like a memorable experience!

At least the kids tonight have dry roads. I’m less worried about the friend who’s driving them, more about the Saturday night idiots out there. Nice weather we’re having, still 64 degrees at one a.m. and I’m listening to the coyotes howling in the neighborhood…

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 12:15:27am

re: #57 Blind Frog Belly White

But each of them have said something that turned out to be sort of like true!

Now, mind you, if this turns out to be true, we’ll all feel silly, but, honestly, if it’s true, we’ll probably all be so happy we won’t care. So it’s kind of a win/win - either we’re right and they’re bullshitting, or we’re wrong and Trump’s goose is cooked.

If Mensch or Taylor had said something along the lines of “Evidence obtained through a FISA surveillance warrant on Trump has been used by a grand jury to issue a sealed indictment” then I could give the story a certain degree of merit. I’ll give them a tiny shred of benefit of the doubt; maybe that’s what they were trying to say, but they botched it.

But a FISA court simply doesn’t have the authority to issue an indictment - only a grand jury has that responsibility.

And that thing about the Supremacy Clause? WTF? That’s not even relevant in this matter.

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Targetpractice  May 14, 2017 • 12:15:29am

re: #56 Kragar

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Are those fuckin’ tiki torches?!

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Shiplord Kirel  May 14, 2017 • 12:16:01am

re: #56 Kragar

Nuremberg, 1938

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Targetpractice  May 14, 2017 • 12:16:42am

re: #61 Shiplord Kirel

Nuremberg, 1938

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Authoritarian regimes have a fetish for torches.

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 12:16:44am

re: #60 Targetpractice

Are those fuckin’ tiki torches?!

LOL just like the kind you get a Home Depot or a garden shop.

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teleskiguy  May 14, 2017 • 12:17:02am

re: #58 CleverToad

A Jaguar in a snowstorm, when you weren’t used to driving one? Whoa, sounds like a memorable experience!

I drove S L O W. But there was loud heavy metal/punk rock music on the stereo. And (unfortunately) the Jag was an automatic, so I never got to ‘work with the engine’ like I wanted to (I was 17! I wanted to go FAST!).

I remember that night like it was yesterday.

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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 14, 2017 • 12:21:07am
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teleskiguy  May 14, 2017 • 12:21:15am

re: #64 teleskiguy

I remember that night like it was yesterday.

This is how every Senior Prom should be. Well-dressed teenagers acting a little dangerously, only to come out the other end unchanged.

My date (an up and coming awesome ski racer) spent probably three hours getting her hair done. To this day, it’s the only time I’ve ever worn a full tuxedo.

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 12:21:53am

Since we’ve been hashing out the various problems in broadband access in the USA here, check out this Medium post about the real, true concern of the big providers — that a tiny renegade cable provider will pull back the curtain on their pricing policies, and regulation will follow.

What Cable One does is support its non-profitable cable TV services with ever increasing fees and price levels on its data services. Since it’s a local monopoly in the southeastern USA, its customers have no choice but to pay for the Internet access. It’s that, or do without.

That’s why Comcast and its buddies are angry with Cable One. By using its own little monopoly to raise prices, it’s exposing the unconstrained power of the entire sector over something that feels like a utility to most Americans. The small company is making the case that the telecom industry needs oversight.

backchannel.com

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Kragar  May 14, 2017 • 12:23:28am

Skipped my prom. Went to an Iron Maiden concert that weekend.

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teleskiguy  May 14, 2017 • 12:24:34am

re: #68 Kragar

Skipped my prom. Went to an Iron Maiden concert that weekend.

I would’ve done the same. No doubt.

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Kragar  May 14, 2017 • 12:26:33am

Come to think of it, the last time I spoke to anyone I went to High School with was High School.

Good times.

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teleskiguy  May 14, 2017 • 12:32:49am

re: #70 Kragar

I grew up in a *really* small town. There were 95 people in my high school senior class. A half dozen of those folks I still consider close friends.

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Kragar  May 14, 2017 • 12:34:01am
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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 14, 2017 • 12:34:11am

Just reading the first few paragraphs is hysterical, and makes this a must-read….
Buzzfeed: Alex Jones Will Never Stop Being Alex Jones

AUSTIN — It was the winter of 1997 and Alex Jones couldn’t stop getting punched in the face.

Out on the cracked asphalt of Austin Public Access Television’s parking lot, under the sprawling Texas live oaks, Jones was very much losing a fight to a man known affectionately in Austin’s alternative media scene as “SpaceHitler.”

According to multiple reports and interviews with two eyewitnesses, for months, SpaceHitler — real name: Clayton Counts — had been prank-calling Jones’ largely unsuccessful public-access TV show and mocking the exasperated host as “Jarhead Jones” until his call was disconnected. On this particular day, Counts and a gaggle of friends showed up to an ACTV open house with the intention of taunting the 22-year-old host in person.

According to one witness, Counts’s crew traded insults with Jones for a few minutes until one of Counts’s friends started back in with Jones’ least favorite barb: Jarhead.

That’s when Jones asked them to “step outside.”

It’s not entirely clear just what happened next — a police report tells only Jones’ side of the story — but witnesses to the brawl said the broadcaster bolted to his car, rummaged under his driver’s seat, and mimed tucking something in the back of his waistband while muttering about using a gun for self-defense.

“Go ahead and shoot me,” one of Counts’s friends said, before knocking Jones square in the face with a surprise haymaker.

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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 14, 2017 • 12:39:02am

re: #49 Shiplord Kirel

This guy needs some serious re-calibration.
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sagehen  May 14, 2017 • 12:50:22am

re: #55 Dave In Austin

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Timothy Watson  May 14, 2017 • 1:08:40am

re: #10 Blind Frog Belly White

This seems apropos….

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I approve of the meme, but it would be even better with Sheridan instead of Sherman given the location.

And, to be fair, Charlottesville is about the only liberal area in the states west of the I-95 corridor or NOVA.

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Timothy Watson  May 14, 2017 • 1:10:07am

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

Louise is a fucking loon:

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Um, okay:

These shitwitted cockknockers have no idea what they’re fucking talking about. The Supremacy Clause has fuck all to do with criminal or civil prosecutions of the President. It simply lays out the descending pecking order of the US Constitution, US federal law and State laws. Now they might be thinking of Executive Privilege but it only applies to official acts and doesn’t serve as a blanket shield against prosecution for criminal activity either in office or before.

That nutjob Mensch had some insane conspiracy theory before inauguration day about how the Supreme Court was going to declare Trump couldn’t be President.

Yeah, like that was going to happen.

It’s nice to see that there are as many insane Internet lawyers on the left as the right. Not.

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Timothy Watson  May 14, 2017 • 1:13:58am

Oh, and in re Spencer’s little protest, I like how he waits until the semester is over at the University of Virginia so he wouldn’t be overrun with counter-protesters.

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freetoken  May 14, 2017 • 2:07:48am

re: #65 Eric The Fruit Bat

Ah… I get it now… you are a sekrit agent for Microsoft, to the world to convert to Windows 10…

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freetoken  May 14, 2017 • 2:13:19am
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Single-handed sailor  May 14, 2017 • 2:18:46am

Ha ha. SNL Trump, “I sit on every chair like it’s a toilet.”

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 2:21:11am

re: #81 Single-handed sailor

Ha ha. SNL Trump, “I sit on every chair like it’s a toilet.”

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I’ve never seen him lean back in a chair, even in the Oval Office. Always upright, on the forward edge, with his hands between his knees.

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 2:25:34am

re: #82 wheat-dogg

I’ve never seen him lean back in a chair, even in the Oval Office. Always upright, on the forward edge, with his hands between his knees.

The posture of a deeply insecure man.

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 2:26:44am

re: #83 Dr Lizardo

The posture of a deeply insecure man.

He looks like a troublemaker student sitting outside the principal’s office.

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freetoken  May 14, 2017 • 2:35:49am

re: #84 wheat-dogg

I wonder if his father made him sit like that.

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William Lewis  May 14, 2017 • 2:53:50am

re: #68 Kragar

Skipped my prom. Went to an Iron Maiden concert that weekend.

Don’t remember what I did instead of going to prom. It was just another weekend to ignore the idiotic shit those types did. Probably hung out at my favorite bar drinking good dark beer and writing bad poetry. Since there was still the 18 drinking age, I might even have been legally there .

I never got carded till the day after my 18th birthday at a place I had been a regular at for a couple of years. Hey don’t cause trouble & you don’t get into trouble … :)

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 3:01:34am

re: #85 freetoken

I wonder if his father made him sit like that.

Or his military school.

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William Lewis  May 14, 2017 • 3:04:21am

re: #84 wheat-dogg

He looks like a troublemaker student sitting outside the principal’s office.

Or a kid waiting​ for his father’s belt…

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CleverToad  May 14, 2017 • 3:29:25am

Report: the 18-year-old son is home, alive & safe. *whew* He and buddies went to the ‘after-prom’ party sponsored by the school, that he didn’t think they wanted to go to but the girl who was driving did and so they went and had a grand old time anyway only it didn’t occur to him to call us and he’s terribly sorry but…

Sound familiar, anyone?
Thank you, dear Lord, for keeping an eye on him, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the Lizard moms out there who didn’t murder their offspring despite the many temptations to do so. Now hubby and I get to go to sleep. At least for an hour or so, until my 92-year-old mother wakes up and wants her breakfast. If I’m lucky. (but we love ‘em anyway)

Nighty-nighters

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JordanRules  May 14, 2017 • 3:30:24am

re: #77 Timothy Watson

Just noting that Louise is not of the US left. She is a staunch conservative and former British Tory MP.

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 3:32:41am

re: #90 JordanRules

Just noting that Louise is not of the US left. She is a staunch conservative and former British Tory MP.

She was on Russia Today as well, if I recall.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2017 • 3:42:45am

re: #91 Dr Lizardo

Oh nice. They’ve got quite the uhh, interesting alumni collection.

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Dave In Austin  May 14, 2017 • 3:50:39am
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I cannot.  May 14, 2017 • 5:05:31am
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jeffreyw  May 14, 2017 • 5:36:21am

Imgur
Good morning!

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freetoken  May 14, 2017 • 6:10:37am

Everyone is up and waddling around at the turkey farm:

Turkey Barn at Farm Sanctuary powered by EXPLORE.org

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darthstar  May 14, 2017 • 6:21:56am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 14, 2017 • 6:25:23am

This is the first Mother’s Day since my mother passed away.

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 6:26:24am

re: #98 The Vicious Babushka

{{{VB}}}

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darthstar  May 14, 2017 • 6:29:20am
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darthstar  May 14, 2017 • 6:30:50am
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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 6:31:11am

re: #100 darthstar

Digging a hole … with a golf club.

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darthstar  May 14, 2017 • 6:31:27am

Happy Mother’s Day VB, and all the other mothers in the room.

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Joe Bacon  May 14, 2017 • 6:34:48am

re: #48 teleskiguy

My neighbor at the time let me take my date to Senior Prom up in Vail in his Jaguar. That was cool! Good thing I was totally square that night (as in totally sober), I had to drive that fucker 30 miles in a snowstorm after the ball, with two other couples in tow.

Yes I remember the night of the Senior Prom. I remember all too well how it was made clear that I wouldn’t be welcome. But I didn’t care because I had tickets to see Frank Zappa in Pittsburgh.

Seeing Frank live was much more important than wasting time at a prom!

And I didn’t miss anything because the band that was supposed to show up refused to cross a picket line set up by Orthodox parents because the idiot teacher who set the date didn’t realize that it fell on the same day as Orhodox Easter Monday.

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darthstar  May 14, 2017 • 6:38:58am

I’d really like to see Paul Ryan booted from congress, but he’s not an easy monster to take down. For one thing, despite being hated by his neighbors (apparently), his district is gerrymandered to keep him in office. Making this about “the GOP agenda” only works with the anti-GOP voters, who are already on your side. Democrats need to get their shit together and fight smart or they’ll reinforce the Trump agenda in 2018 with an underwhelming loss.

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 6:43:13am

re: #101 darthstar

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I called that a few days back. Seems that story is gathering momentum in the US now.

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PhillyPretzel  May 14, 2017 • 6:45:55am

re: #106 Dr Lizardo

I certainly hope so.

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darthstar  May 14, 2017 • 6:46:10am

Saw Trump’s response to the NK missile test. “…Russia can’t be pleased”? What the fuck is that? His first concern is Russia’s feelings?

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Botsplainer  May 14, 2017 • 6:49:07am

re: #108 darthstar

Saw Trump’s response to the NK missile test. “…Russia can’t be pleased”? What the fuck is that? His first concern is Russia’s feelings?

When one is the handpicked autocrat of a client state, one MUST be constantly thoughtful in anticipating the wishes of his patron.

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Joe Bacon  May 14, 2017 • 6:57:46am

re: #108 darthstar

Saw Trump’s response to the NK missile test. “…Russia can’t be pleased”? What the fuck is that? His first concern is Russia’s feelings?

Yes! Just like every other Republican!

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darthstar  May 14, 2017 • 6:57:52am

When Fox starts asking if the President is trolling people, he’s fucking trolling people.

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451_Montag  May 14, 2017 • 7:08:03am

Had an interesting thought.

Remember the laughter when Romney in 2012 declared Russia as the No. 1 geopolitical foe?

Damn, he was either prescient or he knew something.

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 7:13:29am

re: #112 451_Montag

Had an interesting thought.

Remember the laughter when Romney in 2012 declared Russia as the No. 1 geopolitical foe?

Damn, he was either prescient or he knew something.

IIRC Trump was floating the idea of running for the presidency back then with the GOP leadership.

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Eventual Carrion  May 14, 2017 • 7:13:53am

re: #112 451_Montag

Had an interesting thought.

Remember the laughter when Romney in 2012 declared Russia as the No. 1 geopolitical foe?

Damn, he was either prescient or he knew something.

We have always been at war with EastAsia

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Shiplord Kirel  May 14, 2017 • 7:15:59am

re: #98 The Vicious Babushka

This is the first Mother’s Day since my mother passed away.

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451_Montag  May 14, 2017 • 7:16:11am

re: #113 wheat-dogg

IIRC Trump was floating the idea of running for the presidency back then with the GOP leadership.

It was just after Trump was floating his “will i, won’t I” tease if I recall correctly

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451_Montag  May 14, 2017 • 7:19:25am

re: #114 Eventual Carrion

We have always been at war with EastAsia

But wouldn’t the easy answer have been terrorists/Muslim extremists? It’s what everyone else was saying.

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 7:20:26am

re: #116 451_Montag

It was just after Trump was floating his “will i, won’t I” tease if I recall correctly

Maybe the GOP caught wind of the Russian connection to Trump and Mitts was alluding to that.

At this point, there are very few Republicans I trust. I can easily imagine it was an open secret, as it’s called in China, within the GOP that the Russians intended to screw with the US electoral system, and that the GOP was just fine with that — if the GOP came out on top.

Then Obama got elected. Whoops!

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freetoken  May 14, 2017 • 7:20:52am

re: #98 The Vicious Babushka

re: #115 Shiplord Kirel

It is tough. Many of us have losses recently…

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Shiplord Kirel  May 14, 2017 • 7:23:24am
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PhillyPretzel  May 14, 2017 • 7:25:00am

re: #119 freetoken

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451_Montag  May 14, 2017 • 7:25:09am

re: #118 wheat-dogg

Maybe the GOP caught wind of the Russian connection to Trump and Mitts was alluding to that.

At this point, there are very few Republicans I trust. I can easily imagine it was an open secret, as it’s called in China, within the GOP that the Russians intended to screw with the US electoral system, and that the GOP was just fine with that — if the GOP came out on top.

Then Obama got elected. Whoops!

It may just be as simple as the GOP was on board with it, but it wasn’t a price Romney was willing to pay. I always thought Romney was an asshole, but I never thought he was anything more than a old-fashioned Right Wing asshole.

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 7:30:32am

re: #122 451_Montag

It may just be as simple as the GOP was on board with it, but it wasn’t a price Romney was willing to pay. I always thought Foment was an asshole, but I never thought he was anything more than a old-fashioned Right Wing asshole.

We’re getting into CT here, but from my perspective the guarded silence most of the GOP have maintained about Trump and the Russian stuff smells funny. We know the Russians hacked the GOP computers, but haven’t released any of what they found (if they were successful) — at least yet. So, maybe they’ve got dirt on the GOP leadership, and the GOPpers are running scared.

It might explain why the GOP seems absolutely allergic to the idea of an independent investigation.

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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 14, 2017 • 7:41:51am

re: #79 freetoken

Ah… I get it now… you are a sekrit agent for Microsoft, to the world to convert to Windows 10…

Not exactly. True, I’m invested in the Microsoft ecosystem, no different than people are invested in the Apple OS/X ecosystem. At least Microsoft did the right thing by coughing up a fix for the no-longer supported XP-to me that shows some level of actually caring for its customers.

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ericblair  May 14, 2017 • 7:51:05am

re: #123 wheat-dogg

We’re getting into CT here, but from my perspective the guarded silence most of the GOP have maintained about Trump and the Russian stuff smells funny. We know the Russians hacked the GOP computers, but haven’t released any of what they found (if they were successful) — at least yet. So, maybe they’ve got dirt on the GOP leadership, and the GOPpers are running scared.

It might explain why the GOP seems absolutely allergic to the idea of an independent investigation.

This is my thinking as well. Besides a bunch of Congresscritters who are obviously backing up Trump no matter what, there are some Senators that are doing the same and acting oddly: Grassley and McConnell come to mind. Something feels off in their reactions. They’re not acting like partisan assholes who are trying to keep a Republican Senate together, but instead they’re covering for Trump at what looks like increasing risk to themselves. I can’t decide about Graham yet.

There’s a different feel between self-interested damage containment on one hand, and on the other covering for an increasingly unhinged and unreliable interloper who has never done them any favors. If there is ever a proper reckoning of this, the Republican party is dead.

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2017 • 7:52:15am

re: #124 Eric The Fruit Bat

Not exactly. True, I’m invested in the Microsoft ecosystem, no different than people are invested in the Apple OS/X ecosystem. At least Microsoft did the right thing by coughing up a fix for the no-longer supported XP-to me that shows some level of actually caring for its customers.

XP is still widely used in China, as it was pirated ages ago and is still shared among users with hardware but no OS. New systems have Win7 or higher, of course, but there are scads of older Windows computers here still running XP (legit or not). You can imagine what a clusterfuck it would be if even 10% of those systems were attacked. China has a big population.

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BigPapa  May 14, 2017 • 7:55:08am

A lot has happened in Russia since 2012 and it was rightfully assumed Romney was thinking Russia was still the USSR.

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Barefoot Grin  May 14, 2017 • 7:56:51am

re: #125 ericblair

This is my thinking as well. Besides a bunch of Congresscritters who are obviously backing up Trump no matter what, there are some Senators that are doing the same and acting oddly: Grassley and McConnell come to mind. Something feels off in their reactions. They’re not acting like partisan assholes who are trying to keep a Republican Senate together, but instead they’re covering for Trump at what looks like increasing risk to themselves. I can’t decide about Graham yet.

There’s a different feel between self-interested damage containment on one hand, and on the other covering for an increasingly unhinged and unreliable interloper who has never done them any favors. If there is ever a proper reckoning of this, the Republican party is dead.

Graham is a tough one. He talks about the need for bipartisanship amidst Russian attacks on our institutions, but then sets the tone in the Yates/Clapper hearing by devoting the entirety of his statement to internal leaks.

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ObserverArt  May 14, 2017 • 7:58:30am

So a guy on NBC Meet The Chuck says Trump may be about to fire his top staff. He mentions Spicer, Bannon, Priebus and McGahn.

And he says Trump doesn’t like many in his cabinet.

Methinks Donny is going to blow up and lose it.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 14, 2017 • 7:59:47am
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Barefoot Grin  May 14, 2017 • 8:00:38am

re: #129 ObserverArt

So A guy on NBC Meet The Chuck says Trump may be about to fire his top. He mentions Spicer, Bannon, Priebus and McGahn.

And he says Trump doesn’t like many in his cabinet.

Methinks Donny is going to blow up and lose it.

Omarosa reminded him of the schtick that made him a star.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 14, 2017 • 8:01:12am
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steve_davis  May 14, 2017 • 8:02:48am

re: #62 Targetpractice

Authoritarian regimes have a fetish for torches.

i just find it quaint for some reason that even in 1938 at Nuremberg, they needed a no parking sign. I know there were vehicles, obviously, but it just strikes me as odd as if there were a UPS guy in the photo dropping off a package.

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makeitstop  May 14, 2017 • 8:04:17am

re: #132 Shiplord Kirel

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Can we call them ‘tiki torch Nazis?’

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Shiplord Kirel  May 14, 2017 • 8:08:45am

re: #132 Shiplord Kirel

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A real protest requires pitchforks, but that’s probably too lefty.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 14, 2017 • 8:10:31am

re: #134 makeitstop

Can we call them ‘tiki torch Nazis?’

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 8:15:42am

re: #129 ObserverArt

So a guy on NBC Meet The Chuck says Trump may be about to fire his top staff. He mentions Spicer, Bannon, Priebus and McGahn.

And he says Trump doesn’t like many in his cabinet.

Methinks Donny is going to blow up and lose it.

Heh……..watch as it turns out the only ones left are Jared and Ivanka.

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BigPapa  May 14, 2017 • 8:18:40am

Read up on the Proud Boys and their faux ‘punch in’ initiation. A bunch of pansie shitheels.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 14, 2017 • 8:19:31am

I’ve waited a long time for history to catch up with the miserable slave-holding secessionist traitors. A lot of people waited their entire lives without results. Looks like it’s finally happening. Better late than never.
Besides taking down the secesh statues, we need to see more memorials to southern Unionists like George Thomas, Winfield Scott, and Sam Houston. These patriots suffered the most horrible vilification during their lifetimes, including rejection by their own families, and later abuse and slander from the lying partisans of the “Lost Cause.”

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HappyWarrior  May 14, 2017 • 8:20:41am

re: #139 Shiplord Kirel

I’ve waited a long time for history to catch up with the miserable slave-holding secessionist traitors. A lot of people waited their entire lives without results. Looks like it’s finally happening. Better late than never.
Besides taking down the secesh statues, we need to see more memorials to southern Unionists like George Thomas, Winfield Scott, and Sam Houston. These patriots suffered the most horrible vilification during their lifetimes, including rejection by their own families, and later abuse and slander from the lying partisans of the “Lost Cause.”

Indeed this.

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calochortus  May 14, 2017 • 8:20:46am

re: #139 Shiplord Kirel

I’ve waited a long time for history to catch up with the miserable slave-holding secessionist traitors. A lot of people waited their entire lives without results. Looks like it’s finally happening. Better late than never.
Besides taking down the secesh statues, we need to see more memorials to southern Unionists like George Thomas, Winfield Scott, and Sam Houston. These patriots suffered the most horrible vilification during their lifetimes, including rejection by their own families, and later abuse and slander from the lying partisans of the “Lost Cause.”

The country is their memorial. Let’s work to keep it that way.

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Joe Bacon  May 14, 2017 • 8:22:11am

re: #10 Blind Frog Belly White

This seems apropos….

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This is the grave of my Great Great Grandfather, the Union General in charge of the defense of Washington DC. That piece of shit Richard Spencer stands for everything Great Great Grandpa fought against. Peter Bacon helped smash the traitors of his time. We have to do the same to Spencer and his Shitheads!

My Great Great Grandfather, Union General Peter Bacon
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calochortus  May 14, 2017 • 8:28:06am

Having made my drive-by post for the morning, I’m off to the farmers’ market and then the Mothers’ Day plant sale. Catch you all later.

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Birth Control Works  May 14, 2017 • 8:33:39am

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BigPapa  May 14, 2017 • 8:38:55am

re: #144 Birth Control Works

Well Barb. That’s, just, like, your option, stupid liberal.

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 14, 2017 • 8:43:04am

re: #144 Birth Control Works

Beautiful. I have hope it’s real. Happy Mother’s Day everybody!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 14, 2017 • 8:45:32am

re: #15 Blind Frog Belly White

I realize whats been bothering me about the claims of lib’rul college students crushing those who think differently - the people who are being shut out by protests, etc. are pushing points of view that nobody would have thought to invite to college campuses in an earlier era. Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Charles Murray - these aren’t simply ‘conservative voices’, these are folks pushing racism and white supremacy.

And the Young Republicans invite these people, at least in part, in hopes of inciting exactly this reaction.

Freedom of Speech is not Freedom of Preferred Venue.

Government cannot restrict free expression. Others may choose whom they allow to hold an address.

Did anybody get upset when CPAC cancelled Milo over his support for pedophiles? Typical intolerant conservatives, afraid of Free Speech…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 14, 2017 • 8:47:30am

re: #20 Dave In Austin

Sigh….

Man found ‘masturbating vigorously’, says he did it because he hates Portland

Shoulda been doing it outside the Women and Women First bookstore…

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 14, 2017 • 8:49:17am

re: #148 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

$10 says that was the reason he gave in Sacramento before moving to Portland.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 14, 2017 • 8:49:29am

re: #34 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes but [Saudi Arabia] also does plenty of business with Trump Corporations and - wouldn’t you know it - was NOT one of the countries on the Travel Ban list.

..and was the home of Usama Bin Ladin and 15 of the 19 9/11 attackers…

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Birth Control Works  May 14, 2017 • 8:49:51am
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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 8:50:58am

Fox Top 40 Outrage Rock Morning Zoo!

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BigPapa  May 14, 2017 • 8:52:51am

Alinksy! Obama! Drink!

(wait, too early)

(wait, weekend. Trump. Camping Rules in effect)

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Timothy Watson  May 14, 2017 • 8:53:41am

re: #124 Eric The Fruit Bat

Not exactly. True, I’m invested in the Microsoft ecosystem, no different than people are invested in the Apple OS/X ecosystem. At least Microsoft did the right thing by coughing up a fix for the no-longer supported XP-to me that shows some level of actually caring for its customers.

I don’t see how people get off on criticizing Microsoft for not continuing to support Windows XP, it’s not like Apple is still supporting OS X 10.0.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 14, 2017 • 8:54:34am

re: #134 makeitstop

Can we call them ‘tiki torch Nazis?’

Reminds me of an old Jackson Brown/David Lindley favorite

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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 14, 2017 • 8:55:46am

For Mother’s Day, I’ve been detailing her old Saturn Ion that my brother brought up here-he drove back in her 2010 Versa, which is horrible up here in the winter-the Saturn IOS is actually a much better car for up here, even with 87,000 miles on the odometer.. The Ion was a disaster-trash and stains everywhere. When I’m done, I’ll post pictures.

Back to work on the Ion. Have fun, and Happy Mother’s Day!

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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 8:56:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 14, 2017 • 8:56:34am

re: #152 jaunte

newt gingrich on the Obama Administration: “Their core model was a radicalism going back to Saul Alinsky.

and remember his comments on Obama’s “Kenyan world view”?

Serious Mau-Mau dog whistle there…

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BigPapa  May 14, 2017 • 8:58:15am
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Joe Bacon  May 14, 2017 • 8:59:00am

re: #152 jaunte

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Fox Top 40 Outrage Rock Morning Zoo!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 14, 2017 • 8:59:06am

re: #159 BigPapa

More from Nate Silver:
It Wasn’t Clinton’s Election To Lose

We just did not want to believe that America could be that bitter, cynical and stupid…

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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 9:02:03am
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Birth Control Works  May 14, 2017 • 9:02:21am

White Male Terrorists Are an Issue We Should Discuss

Since 9/11, American citizens are seven times more likely to be killed by a right-wing extremist than a Muslim attacker. Yet, when we speak about the two in comparison, even elected officials refuse to relay that reality to the public.

Women in America face more danger from their husbands than they do a Muslim terrorist.

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 14, 2017 • 9:02:23am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We just did not want to believe that America could be that bitter, cynical and stupid…

Even though a whole lot of people actually knew it is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 14, 2017 • 9:03:51am

re: #162 jaunte

Trump is not spending Mother’s Day with his current wife or any of the mothers of any of his 5 children.

Vote GOP: the Party of Family Values!!!

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Joe Bacon  May 14, 2017 • 9:04:29am
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Timothy Watson  May 14, 2017 • 9:06:17am

For anyone wondering, Batman: Arkham Knight looks glorious in 4k.

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Birth Control Works  May 14, 2017 • 9:06:49am

???

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 9:08:24am

re: #168 Birth Control Works

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I posted a couple of days ago something about this; it was an article, a couple of them actually.

Here’s one of them. zembla.vara.nl

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 9:10:02am

Here’s the documentary.

zembla.vara.nl

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DanielKi  May 14, 2017 • 9:11:44am

re: #93 Dave In Austin

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A bit creepy? That’s the understatement of the century.

I know what it is like to be beaten as a kid. I despise my mother and haven’t seen her since I moved out at the age of 18. Many people recoil when I mention that. But I firmly believe that it is a much healthier response than Mike Huckabee’s.

Personally I’m convinced that the prevalence of childhood violence in the US goes a long way towards explaining the extreme aberrations of American culture and the right wing in particular.

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Ace Rothstein  May 14, 2017 • 9:13:45am
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(Bert the Turtle)  May 14, 2017 • 9:13:47am

re: #171 DanielKi

A bit creepy? That’s the understatement of the century.

I know what it is like to be beaten as a kid. I despise my mother and haven’t seen her since I moved out at the age of 18. Many people recoil when I mention that. But I firmly believe that it is a much healthier response than Mike Huckabee’s.

Personally I’m convinced that the prevalence of childhood violence in the US goes a long way towards explaining the extreme aberrations of American culture and the right wing in particular.

Yup, like beating down those who don’t have the power/resources to stand up for themselves. Yeah… that’s pretty much the GoP in a nutshell.

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sagehen  May 14, 2017 • 9:16:44am

re: #162 jaunte

Trump is not spending Mother’s Day with his current wife or any of the mothers of any of his 5 children.

Or with any of his children or grandchildren. Including his favorite child, who is herself a mother of three.

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FormerDirtDart  May 14, 2017 • 9:17:06am
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Timothy Watson  May 14, 2017 • 9:21:03am

re: #176 FormerDirtDart

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American exceptionalism!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 14, 2017 • 9:24:05am

re: #177 Timothy Watson

American exceptionalism!

Can’t make those kids too comfortable or they will never have the fire in the belly they need to succeed!

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FormerDirtDart  May 14, 2017 • 9:24:32am

re: #177 Timothy Watson

American except-tionalism!

FTFY

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Joe Bacon  May 14, 2017 • 9:24:53am

re: #171 DanielKi

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DanielKi  May 14, 2017 • 9:26:08am

re: #180 Joe Bacon

Thank you.

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 14, 2017 • 9:26:39am

Kellyanne Conwy: Anderson Cooper’s eye roll is ‘probably sexist’

Trumpist

Showing up with a bag full of dog shit and a lighter while NOT being treated as a house guest.

Feel free to add.

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Patricia Kayden  May 14, 2017 • 9:27:35am

re: #152 jaunte

Fox Top 40 Outrage Rock Morning Zoo!

And Newt Gingrich’s philosophy was Nazism/White Supremacism/Racism. So?

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I cannot.  May 14, 2017 • 9:27:48am

AAIIIIEEEEEE!!

I know this is small potatoes in Twitters…but 70 likes on one tweet and I feel like things are exploding.

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Patricia Kayden  May 14, 2017 • 9:29:09am

re: #182 (alpuz)

But Trump talking about grabbing women by the pussy, calling Secretary Clinton a “nasty woman” and calling Senator Warren “Pocahontas” is totally cool, right? Not sexist at all. Oh no. Somehow only Conway is the victim of sexism because someone rolled their eyes at her lies.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 14, 2017 • 9:30:26am

re: #162 jaunte

Trump: This one’s for your mom!

*shanks ball off to the left*

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PhillyPretzel  May 14, 2017 • 9:32:40am

An interesting little article from Newsworks.
newsworks.org

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 14, 2017 • 9:32:55am

re: #185 Patricia Kayden

Now now, you’re showing your Trumpistedness, Patricia. Eye rolls are for liberals.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 14, 2017 • 9:33:47am

Remember when this was the most embarrassing thing a President had ever done on a golf course?

Bush reacts to latest Middle East violence

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FormerDirtDart  May 14, 2017 • 9:40:45am

She had to be confirmed by the Senate…
Has she forgotten that experience already?

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ObserverArt  May 14, 2017 • 9:41:38am

re: #159 BigPapa

More from Nate Silver:
It Wasn’t Clinton’s Election To Lose

Oh great more excuses from Nate…he is just trying to cover up for the fact he should have known Hillary was going to lose and Bernie was better!

(Yeah, I expect to hear that out of some folks I know)

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HappyWarrior  May 14, 2017 • 9:42:42am

re: #190 FormerDirtDart

She had to be confirmed by the Senate…
Has she forgotten that experience already?

[Embedded content]

Yeah Nikki, I’m sure if Obama was under investgiation by the Feds, you would be saying this exact same drivel.

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Puss Power  May 14, 2017 • 9:43:03am

re: #125 ericblair

This is my thinking as well. Besides a bunch of Congresscritters who are obviously backing up Trump no matter what, there are some Senators that are doing the same and acting oddly: Grassley and McConnell come to mind. Something feels off in their reactions. They’re not acting like partisan assholes who are trying to keep a Republican Senate together, but instead they’re covering for Trump at what looks like increasing risk to themselves. I can’t decide about Graham yet.

There’s a different feel between self-interested damage containment on one hand, and on the other covering for an increasingly unhinged and unreliable interloper who has never done them any favors. If there is ever a proper reckoning of this, the Republican party is dead.

Could be… but never attribute to blackmail what stupidity (and knee-jerk loyalty to party) will explain. At least not without qualifications.

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ObserverArt  May 14, 2017 • 9:45:39am

re: #163 Birth Control Works

White Male Terrorists Are an Issue We Should Discuss

Yeah…like this bit I posted yesterday about a local Ohio White Terrorist.

Comment on Newark Ohio Shootings

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Birth Control Works  May 14, 2017 • 9:45:47am

You know, back in 2012, when this happened:

WE ARE NOT GOING BACK

I searched the web every day to learn about the state of women’s right in the US. I took the 60 hour class and became a volunteer at our local Domestic Violence Shelter and Sexual Asssault Center.

At that time, there were enough articles to show a pattern of misogyny on the above subjects to share, either thru twitter, Pages Posts or as a post on a thread. Some days one, others 3 or 4.

Now, I have to choose just a few to share from a sea of articles. I get to wade thru them to choose which are false or exaggerated. I have to stretch my memory to determine if this is an old issue or a new issue.

I get to watch how other countries are expanding women’s rights while ours are shrinking daily.

I grew up in a time when I was told how fortunate I was to be one of the first generation of girls to be able to look forward to any career I was willing to work for. Choice of spouse, family life or not. I could even have a credit card in my name and buy real estate on my own.

Girls today, take most of that for granted. We have to tell them not to. We have to tell them to be aware — fight for what is yours by birth. FREEDOM.

My Mother’s Day 2107 is met with dismay and fear for MY OWN civil rights.

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freetoken  May 14, 2017 • 9:46:45am

re: #193 Puss Power

I believe some, perhaps many, of the Senators have been there just too long. They are wrapped inside some sort of bubble, unable to really do anything but be the inner machinery of the old boy’s club.

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ObserverArt  May 14, 2017 • 9:50:00am

re: #174 Birth Control Works

FACEBOOK DELETES ABORTION PILL PAGE

Keep in mind Zuckerberg may be considering running for President.

I hope people are watching how well our current big successful businessman is doing and consider it in the future.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 14, 2017 • 9:51:26am
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FormerDirtDart  May 14, 2017 • 9:52:43am
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Birth Control Works  May 14, 2017 • 9:54:04am

re: #171 DanielKi

You are correct. There are journals full of scholarly articles. Most our Domestic Violence Law/Sexual Assault Laws reflect this

The problem is funding —enforcement, education, social services and oversight.

The problem is ambivalence.

People know that most prison inmates were victims of childhood violence, but as President Carter said in his TED talk “Men don’t give a damn.”

Women are fighting on all fronts.

We have the research and the laws because of women like Jane Addams and all who remain nameless who have been struggling thru the halls of academia for legitimacy for centuries. We have them because of all the nameless women who run for office or support those who run for office to change the status quo.

You most likely have PTSD from what you experienced as a child. It is no less valid or disabiling that the soldier’s PTSD.

Be kind to you!

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HappyWarrior  May 14, 2017 • 9:54:48am

re: #199 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

A thank you to Newt for the ass kissing.

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Birth Control Works  May 14, 2017 • 9:56:52am

re: #111 darthstar

When Fox starts asking if the President is trolling people, he’s fucking trolling people.

[Embedded content]

because it’s OK for a POTUS to troll?

WTF

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 14, 2017 • 9:59:39am
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DanielKi  May 14, 2017 • 9:59:57am

re: #200 Birth Control Works

Be kind to you!

Thank you. Fortunately I put on a hard shell early on out of necessity. In fact I think my slight leanings towards Asperger helped me to deal with it better than other people do. I was able to break the bond early on, while still in the middle of my childhood.

I shudder at the thought that I could have ended up like Mike Huckabee instead. Thanking your mother for having abused you… that’s just beyond creepy. Plus, it makes it very likely that you will hand out the same treatment to your own children.

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FormerDirtDart  May 14, 2017 • 10:00:05am

re: #201 HappyWarrior

A thank you to Newt for the ass kissing.

I wonder if the Vatican could just refuse to accept her?

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makeitstop  May 14, 2017 • 10:06:45am

re: #204 DanielKi

Plus, it makes it very likely that you will hand out the same treatment to your own children.

Or did. It would go a long way to explain the dog-killing son.

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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 10:07:22am

re: #204 DanielKi

You can see the abuse at work in Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Doing whatever it takes to get the approval of Daddy because it’s an emotional life or death choice.

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2017 • 10:08:19am

re: #206 makeitstop

Or did. It would go a long way to explain the dog-killing son.

Yep; I’m pretty sure there was some manner of abuse going on in the Huckabee household.

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Puss Power  May 14, 2017 • 10:08:45am

re: #174 Birth Control Works

FACEBOOK DELETES ABORTION PILL PAGE

The good news: (from the bottom of the article)

On Friday, Women on Web’s page was restored by Facebook. In an emailed statement to Newsweek, a spokesperson for the social network said: “Facebook is a place for people and organizations to campaign for the things that matter to them, and Women on Waves is an example of that. In this instance the account was disabled in error but has now been restored. We apologise for this and for any inconvenience caused.

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Ace Rothstein  May 14, 2017 • 10:11:12am

re: #175 sagehen

Or with any of his children or grandchildren. Including his favorite child, who is herself a mother of three.

$50 says he doesn’t know the birthday of any of his grandkids.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 14, 2017 • 10:12:39am

re: #210 Ace Rothstein

$50 says he doesn’t know the birthday of any of his grandkids.

$50 says he doesn’t even know their names.

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Puss Power  May 14, 2017 • 10:17:26am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

$50 says he doesn’t even know their names.

Well… except for Ivanka (unless he just calls her “lovie,” of course).

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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 10:25:13am

Why would Merrick Garland give up the judiciary to be Trump’s dog?

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PhillyPretzel  May 14, 2017 • 10:28:29am

re: #213 jaunte

Good question. Could that Trump person have something on Garland?

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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 10:30:31am

re: #214 PhillyPretzel

Josh Holmes: “Former Chief of Staff and campaign manager to U.S. Sen. Leader Mitch McConnell.”
He’s a nihilist.

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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 10:33:16am
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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 10:36:33am
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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 10:37:14am

Go Trump! Beat Taft!

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Anymouse  May 14, 2017 • 10:40:16am
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Ming5000  May 14, 2017 • 10:44:17am

re: #217 jaunte

Wow, Trump is looking worse every day.

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Anymouse  May 14, 2017 • 10:50:50am

re: #98 The Vicious Babushka

This is the first Mother’s Day since my mother passed away.

{{Vicious Babushka}}

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ObserverArt  May 14, 2017 • 10:55:13am

re: #214 PhillyPretzel

Good question. Could that Trump person have something on Garland?

Let’s check the tape!

/

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 14, 2017 • 10:58:06am

Thinking today of all moms, as well as those who’ve lost them (those here, CL’s son, etc.) and those who never really had them.

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BigPapa  May 14, 2017 • 10:59:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 14, 2017 • 11:02:40am

yeah…MrBWS just came in from mowing…

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PhillyPretzel  May 14, 2017 • 11:03:58am

re: #225 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jewish Translation: Oy Vey

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 14, 2017 • 11:05:53am

re: #215 jaunte

Josh Holmes: “Former Chief of Staff and campaign manager to U.S. Sen. Leader Mitch McConnell.”
He’s a nihilist.

That must be exhausting.

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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 14, 2017 • 11:07:10am

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I cannot.  May 14, 2017 • 11:08:16am

re: #228 Eric The Fruit Bat

You forgot to close the private tag

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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 14, 2017 • 11:08:57am

re: #229 I cannot.

Fixed.

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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 11:14:25am

David Frum pointing out that conservatives have now “backed into” arguing that the head of the national police force answers to the president, an authoritarian concept not in practice in any other democratic society around the world.

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jaunte  May 14, 2017 • 11:15:16am

Sorry, bad paste, reload for the Bruce Bartlett clip.

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Stanley Sea  May 14, 2017 • 11:17:06am
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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 14, 2017 • 11:17:42am

re: #129 ObserverArt

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Anymouse  May 14, 2017 • 11:18:10am

The veterinarian sent me a photograph of the place on her ranch near Alliance where she scattered Felix Randomkitty’s ashes today:

Felix Randomkitty’s Resting Place in Alliance
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 14, 2017 • 11:18:26am
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Unshaken Defiance  May 14, 2017 • 11:20:35am

re: #223 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Thinking today of all moms, as well as those who’ve lost them (those here, CL’s son, etc.) and those who never really had them.

Thanks. Tough day for some of us. I was just thinking of the conversation I had with her son. Kinda torn between jumping in on the Trump conversations but just really reluctant to go there today of all days.

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Ming5000  May 14, 2017 • 11:23:37am

re: #235 Anymouse

Our Ming (5000) died April 21, 2017. I feel your pain. Random Kittie’s remains will be a wonderful addition to a wonderful place.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 14, 2017 • 11:40:15am

re: #182 (alpuz)

[Embedded content]

Trumpist

Showing up with a bag full of dog shit and a lighter while NOT being treated as a house guest.

Feel free to add.

Constantly lying Kellyanne does not seem to understand that Trumpists support the would-be autocrat. More wingnut inverted reality.

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BeachDem  May 14, 2017 • 11:44:31am

re: #128 Barefoot Grin

Graham is a tough one. He talks about the need for bipartisanship amidst Russian attacks on our institutions, but then sets the tone in the Yates/Clapper hearing by devoting the entirety of his statement to internal leaks.

Lindsey’s not that tough. He really likes camera time; he’s not beholden to the “freedom caucus” kooks (he wiped the floor with the teabagger challengers in his last primary); he almost always ends up going along with the Repub crowd after making some noise, but I don’t think he’s quite as craven as the rest of the assholes.

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BeachDem  May 14, 2017 • 11:48:48am

re: #152 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Fox Top 40 Outrage Rock Morning Zoo!

Why would anyone waste their time surveilling Luap Dnar?

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ObserverArt  May 14, 2017 • 11:51:12am

re: #234 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Amory Blaine  May 14, 2017 • 1:58:40pm

re: #238 Ming5000

((((Ming5000))))

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Eventual Carrion  May 14, 2017 • 3:45:36pm

re: #217 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Looks like presidential fitness awards are going to be easier to get this school year.


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