Trump’s Fake News Sources Include White Supremacist Rage Furby Chuck C. Johnson

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White supremacists Richard B. Spencer (L) and Chuck C. Johnson at the GOP convention

Politico’s Shane Goldmacher has an unsurprising yet still disturbing piece today about the garbage information our so-called president is being fed by his staff. Far right fake news figures prominently, of course, and look who makes an unshocking guest appearance: white supremacist hate-monger Chuck C. Johnson (pictured above posing with infamous neo-Nazi Richard Spencer at the 2016 GOP convention).

The consequences can be tremendous, according to a half-dozen White House officials and others with direct interactions with the president. A news story tucked into Trump’s hands at the right moment can torpedo an appointment or redirect the president’s entire agenda. Current and former Trump officials say Trump can react volcanically to negative press clips, especially those with damaging leaks, becoming engrossed in finding out where they originated.

That is what happened in late February when someone mischievously gave the president a printed copy of an article from GotNews‌.com, the website of internet provocateur Charles C. Johnson, which accused deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh of being “the source behind a bunch of leaks” in the White House.

No matter that Johnson had been permanently banned from Twitter for harassment or that he offered no concrete evidence or that he had lobbed false accusations in the past and recanted them. Trump read the article and began asking staff about Walsh. Johnson told POLITICO that he tracks the IP addresses of visitors to his website and added: “I can tell you unequivocally that the story was shared all around the White House.”

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon defended Walsh, who has since left the administration to advise a pro-Trump group, in a statement to POLITICO: “Katie was a key member of the team and is a trusted friend and ally of the White House. No one in the White House took that article seriously.” Walsh declined to comment.

Once again we see an article that refers to the Rage Furby as simply an “internet provocateur” with no mention of his long history of outright racism and Holocaust denial, including most recently his fund-raising for neo-Nazi website “Daily Stormer.”

But apart from this, it’s horrifying to read about an erratic, delusional president who bases his decisions and policies on debased propaganda from the worst people in the United States.

UPDATE at 5/15/17 12:04:10 pm by Charles Johnson

And in case you’re tempted to think Trump isn’t still being influenced by the execrable Chuck (who is NOT ME), just today he cited yet another bit of fake news propaganda originated by the Rage Furby.

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234 comments

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freetoken  May 15, 2017 • 10:53:39am

Sadly, many Trumpers probably already believe CCJ, and don’t see this thing with Chuck as anything bad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2017 • 10:53:42am

I was enjoying that fellow’s absence from LGF, now he is back with a vengeance…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2017 • 10:56:26am

CCJ will get his someday and I can’t wait to see it.

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I cannot.  May 15, 2017 • 10:59:02am

So, I CL’d the last thread…

Is there anyone appropriately snarky and/or vulgar liveblogging the Muslim ban hearing?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:04:48am

re: #4 I cannot.

So, I CL’d the last thread…

Is there anyone appropriately snarky and/or vulgar liveblogging the Muslim ban hearing?

oral arguments are finished. Trolls have pretty much taken over the hashtag now.

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I cannot.  May 15, 2017 • 11:06:21am

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

So oral arguments are over, now the anal arguments begin.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:06:25am
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nines09  May 15, 2017 • 11:10:00am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

And that Golden Moment when she meets the Pontiff for the first time. “Your Most Holy. The Whore is here.”

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2017 • 11:10:48am

If you can believe that wesearchr crap site, they’ve raised almost $120,000 to defend the Daily Stormer against SPLC’s lawsuit.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 15, 2017 • 11:12:47am

Don’t believe

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Belafon  May 15, 2017 • 11:13:58am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

If you can believe that wesearchr crap site, they’ve raised almost $120,000 to defend the Daily Stormer against SPLC’s lawsuit.

I’m contributing to the SPLC, so at least my money is being used properly.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2017 • 11:17:07am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

If you can believe that wesearchr crap site, they’ve raised almost $120,000 to defend the Daily Stormer against SPLC’s lawsuit.

That’s bullshit. If CCJ had that much money he’d spend it all on himself.

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 11:24:51am

Rage Furby desperately needs a Richard Spencer-like punch to the face.

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2017 • 11:26:32am
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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 11:26:54am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

If you can believe that wesearchr crap site, they’ve raised almost $120,000 to defend the Daily Stormer against SPLC’s lawsuit.

I find it hard to believe. Rage Furby is an established full-of-shit propagandist. It’s almost a certainty that all those dollar amounts are completely fabricated.

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2017 • 11:27:10am
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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 11:27:51am

re: #15 Dr. Matt

I find it hard to believe. Rage Furby is an established full-of-shit propagandist. It’s almost a certainty that all those dollar amounts are completely fabricated.

I would love to see him try to scam neo-Nazis. How do you think that would end for him?

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 11:28:17am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  May 15, 2017 • 11:29:40am
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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 15, 2017 • 11:31:47am

re: #15 Dr. Matt

I find it hard to believe. Rage Furby is an established full-of-shit propagandist. It’s almost a certainty that all those dollar amounts are completely fabricated.

Depends. He’s got a “in” at the White House now, and there are a LOT of dimwit RWNJs willing to write checks for delusional bullshit (SEE: all the money that pours into TV preachers).

Thing is, they can raise all the money they want. Whether that translates into victory in court is something entirely else.

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 15, 2017 • 11:34:12am

Apparently, I was somewhat behind the curve in paging the CCJ news from Politico this morning. Sorry ‘bout dat.

(dead horse beating alert)

However, my essential question still stands: Is having CCJ and his ilk disrupting Trump with made-up bullshit a good or bad thing?

1) Does it keep them running in circles, biting at themselves, and unable to enact all their evil plans?

2) Or does it make them lash out in crazy, unpredictable ways that destroy the fabric of this country?

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2017 • 11:37:31am

I was just checking my email (att through yahoo) and saw this very surprising article as the front page tease.

Maybe Chucky C. Johnson needs to slide this article under Trump’s nose.

Yahoo News - from Newsweek - Kellyanne Conway

Does Kellyanne Conway Hate Donald Trump? President’s Adviser Called Out by ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts

Since Donald Trump’s political ascendance over the last two years, critics have wondered if his spokespeople, including White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer or top adviser and spin artist Kellyanne Conway, actually believe what they are telling reporters when they talk on the record about his statements and policies. Each has defended, among many other controversies, the size of the new president’s Inauguration Day crowd and his travel ban against travelers from some Muslim-majority nations.

Spicer supposedly had a meltdown after last week’s surprise firing of FBI director James Comey, but it wasn’t until Monday’s Morning Joe episode that the public learned of Conway’s alleged distaste not only for the spin she does for the president, but even for Trump himself. Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spoke about how Conway would act and speak off camera after talking Trump up during last year’s campaign.

“This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion and then she would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off and she would say ‘bleeech I need to take a shower’ because she disliked her candidate so much,” Brezinski said, according to Mediaite.

Scarborough then pounced and made allusions to Conway’s motives for continuing to work and support Trump in public.

“Also said, that this is just, like my summer in Europe. I’m just doing this for the money, I’ll be off this soon,” Scarborough said, allegedly repeating Conway’s statements. “I don’t know that she ever said ‘I’m doing this for the money,’ but this is just my summer vacation, my summer in Europe. And basically, I’m gonna get through this.”

Scarborough added that Conway somewhat switched up how she spoke about the president following the release of his conversation with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, during which Trump said he essentially sexually assaulted women because of his celebrity. He said Conway began referring to Trump as “my client” rather than by his name.

Conway, a long-time political operative for the Republican Party, has received significant flack ever since she began working for the Trump campaign last year and has become fodder not only for the media, but for the entertainment world, as well. She faced the wrath of many Twitter users and pundits alike after a picture was snapped of her with her feet on a couch in the Oval Office in February, to which she later said she meant no disrespect. She then briefly disappeared from her usual television appearances in support of the president. That disappearing act led to a “Saturday Night Live” skit earlier this month called Where in the World is Kellyanne Conway? - a send-up of the popular 1990s kids game show called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2017 • 11:37:51am

re: #18 Timothy Watson

I would love to see him try to scam neo-Nazis. How do you think that would end for him?

I’d rather see him try to scam Russian mobsters.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:38:53am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:40:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:41:49am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:42:35am
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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2017 • 11:43:16am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

OK, now things can only go up from here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:43:19am
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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 11:44:43am

This is why Trump got elected….we are a country of idiots.

Facebook Post

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2017 • 11:45:32am

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

CCJ will get his someday and I can’t wait to see it.

they said that about Trump

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freetoken  May 15, 2017 • 11:46:23am

re: #32 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We are not yet run out of days.

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 11:47:06am

re: #32 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they said that about Trump

And Dick Cheney.

And Ann Coulter.

And Rush Limbaugh.

And Bill O’Reilly….oh, wait. NM.

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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2017 • 11:47:45am

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah, I caught that, too.

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2017 • 11:48:11am

re: #14 gocart mozart

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Sometimes it is something like a nice looking horse making noise with a rubber chicken that can put a smile on your face in these very trying Trumpian Times.

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 11:50:14am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2017 • 11:52:09am

re: #37 Dr. Matt

President @realDonaldTrump arrives at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. this morning. Trump’s 21st visit to a golf course as POTUS.

GOLF: Greedy Oligarchs Love Freedom!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2017 • 11:54:02am
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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 11:56:48am

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

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Okay, I’m 29 years old and I’ve never heard of avocado toast.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:58:11am

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

re: #40 Timothy Watson

I would think that putting avocado slices in the toaster would be spectacularly messy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 11:59:08am

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

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Jenner7  May 15, 2017 • 11:59:47am

Now the new talking point is that Trump KNOWINGLY and BRAVELY took the heat for firing Comey….

Except…he told Fox he thought Dems would praise him.

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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 12:00:10pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Romney: Borrow Money From Your Parents

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2017 • 12:00:14pm
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(Bert the Turtle)  May 15, 2017 • 12:00:28pm

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

WtF?

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2017 • 12:01:23pm

re: #20 jaunte

Infantry Vet @ericgobucks
Oh yeah daddy’s dead but an orange monkey man threw me a $3 made in China “MAGA” hat


2:19 PM - 15 May 2017
13 13 Retweets 12 12 likes

Not a warm bone in that fat ass Orange Lump. Snake all the way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 12:01:33pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe Mr Gurner would be even more richer if he used that $34,000 kickstarter from his gramps to start an avocado farm.

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2017 • 12:02:41pm

That’s right - Trump is now repeating another fake news story from the Rage Furby.

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 15, 2017 • 12:05:04pm

I just gotta say, that first image falls under the “who would I punch first” category.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 12:05:25pm
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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 12:09:11pm
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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 12:09:30pm

Anyone else getting a security credential error message when they try to connect to Facebook in Chrome?

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 15, 2017 • 12:09:53pm

re: #53 Timothy Watson

Anyone else getting a security credential error message when they try to connect to Facebook in Chrome?

No.

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 12:11:00pm

re: #53 Timothy Watson

Anyone else getting a security credential error message when they try to connect to Facebook in Chrome?

No. But I got one when I logged into my yahoo email account.

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Kragar  May 15, 2017 • 12:15:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 12:16:11pm
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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2017 • 12:18:49pm

re: #56 Timothy Watson

Sources: Corey Stewart thinking of exiting race for Virginia governor

And doing everyone especially the good citizens of the Commonwealth of VA a yuuuuuuge favor.

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Kragar  May 15, 2017 • 12:19:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 12:19:37pm
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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2017 • 12:19:44pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Wrong? The Daily Caller? Say it ain’t so.

///

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lawhawk  May 15, 2017 • 12:20:07pm

re: #57 Kragar

I’ve been saying that for a long time now. Trump and the GOP want to push the GOP/Brownback tax plan from Kansas nationally.

It’s absolutely destroyed the state budget to the point where KS legislators have voted to roll back the tax plan. They fell short on the veto override twice so far, but even some of them are realizing how shitty their plan is.

Trump would take all the worst aspects of the Kansas plan and magnify it on the national level - mostly because if you make previously taxable corporate income nontaxable passthrough income, you’ll not only find that every corporation moves to change their corporate form, but all the states that rely on the federal tax code will have to decouple, and make the tax situation even more difficult for all (and even if the states decouple, they’ll be dealing with pass throughs instead of C corps, so there’s a lot to consider).

It’s a huge shit show that favors companies like his own - it’s another self-interested move by Trump to fleece taxpayers so he can profit personally.

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Belafon  May 15, 2017 • 12:20:48pm

re: #57 Kragar

Laffer agreed the situation “sucks” in Kansas, but told The Guardian that lawmakers should have cut taxes even more.

“When you put an atomic bomb on a place it will materially change the place - but a cherry bomb probably won’t change the buildings or anything else,” Laffer said.

Laffer needs to be laughed at a lot.

Edit: Even he doesn’t believe in his curve. If he did, he’d note that the numerous times that cutting taxes has reduced revenue means were on the left side of the inflection point.

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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 12:21:05pm

re: #62 Sir John Barron

Wrong? The Daily Caller? Say it ain’t so.

///

Think about it, UpChuck is so bad that he got fired from The Daily Caller.

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Mike Lamb  May 15, 2017 • 12:22:29pm

re: #37 Dr. Matt

But how do we know he actually golfed? I mean, there are so many other things he could have done for 4 hours at a golf course while wearing golf shoes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 12:24:24pm

:D

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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 12:40:04pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

:D

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One thread, murdered by avocados.

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 12:40:08pm

13/10 would skritch between those toes.

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Kragar  May 15, 2017 • 12:40:32pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 12:40:43pm
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KGxvi  May 15, 2017 • 12:40:43pm
A news story tucked into Trump’s hands at the right moment can torpedo an appointment or redirect the president’s entire agenda. Current and former Trump officials say Trump can react volcanically to negative press clips, especially those with damaging leaks, becoming engrossed in finding out where they originated.

A patriot would make sure that Trump always has something to distract him from the actual function of government. So long as he’s worried about what people are saying about him, he can’t fuck shit up (more than it already is)

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lawhawk  May 15, 2017 • 12:40:54pm

re: #60 Kragar

How do new acts get a big break - when there are people like Rod Zombie helping them out.

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KGxvi  May 15, 2017 • 12:41:07pm

re: #69 wrenchwench

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13/10 would skritch between those toes.

I’ll take six, please

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 12:42:37pm

re: #69 wrenchwench

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13/10 would skritch between those toes.

4-paws gonna boop ya.

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 12:43:19pm

re: #74 KGxvi

I’ll take six, please

They don’t all have to be tri-color, do they? Those are hard to come by.

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Kragar  May 15, 2017 • 12:43:46pm

re: #73 lawhawk

3 kids from NYC getting to open for Madonna back in 1985.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 12:44:15pm

re: #68 Timothy Watson

One thread, murdered by avocados.

yesterday was the avocado health & safety warning labels.

today it’s avocado high finance…

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2017 • 12:44:23pm

re: #52 Dr. Matt

Col. Morris Davis @ColMorrisDavis
Kim Jung-Un spent his weekend launching missiles that could put Americans at risk. @realDonaldTrump golfed … for 21st time. @Morning_Joe
6:53 AM - 15 May 2017
429 429 Retweets 469 469 likes

Remember when Trump said he wouldn’t have time for golf if he were to be elected.

I do…and it doesn’t appear he has worked off any of that Orange Ass.

Trump - I’d work my ass off - no time for golf

Donald ‘I Won’t Have Time to Play Golf’ Trump, Oh Wait

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lawhawk  May 15, 2017 • 12:44:43pm

The Javert of voter fraud?

Les Mis? Seriously? Do these people not get what happened there, or that Kobach isn’t pursuing voter fraud cases, which are vanishingly rare, but voter suppression, which is becoming more common by the day due to targeting the means for people who are eligible to vote lose that ability by hook, crook, and every means at the disposal of the GOP.

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KGxvi  May 15, 2017 • 12:46:42pm

re: #76 wrenchwench

They don’t all have to be tri-color, do they? Those are hard to come by.

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I keep getting reminded how much I need a dog. Between my sister’s two and my best friend’s two. I used to be all about big dogs, but in the last few years, I’ve developed an appreciation for small dogs, so it’s all good either way

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2017 • 12:48:38pm

“That is what happened in late February when someone mischievously gave the president a printed copy of an article from GotNews‌.com, …”

Mischievously. These fucksticks are playing with the death of nations.

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2017 • 12:49:38pm

re: #69 wrenchwench

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13/10 would skritch between those toes.

Doggie seems to be trying to prevent a belly rub with those paws up like that.

Ain’t going to work…

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 12:49:42pm

re: #81 KGxvi

I keep getting reminded how much I need a dog. Between my sister’s two and my best friend’s two. I used to be all about big dogs, but in the last few years, I’ve developed an appreciation for small dogs, so it’s all good either way

My theory is one should be able to pick one’s dog up. I don’t have one, but plan to get one after some relocation that will happen I don’t know when.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 12:49:51pm

good grief…

No word yet on what led up to the crash or if anyone else was hurt.

sigh….

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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 12:50:14pm

re: #82 Decatur Deb

“That is what happened in late February when someone mischievously gave the president a printed copy of an article from GotNews‌.com, …”

Mischievously. These fucksticks are playing with the death of nations.

It’s all fun and games until there’s a nuclear exchange.

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Jack Burton  May 15, 2017 • 12:50:46pm

re: #31 Dr. Matt

This is why Trump got elected….we are a country of idiots.

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Who are these people selecting the middle of the ocean? Should they have been directed to the nearest Psych facility after taking this test?

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 12:51:48pm
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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2017 • 12:52:36pm

re: #84 wrenchwench

My theory is one should be able to pick one’s dog up. I don’t have one, but plan to get one after some relocation that will happen I don’t know when.

Doofus is half my weight. The vet chewed us out for feeding him table scraps, so we fixed it—we changed vets.

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 12:54:49pm
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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 12:55:13pm

re: #88 FormerDirtDart

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Not a Hatch Act violation?

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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 12:55:28pm

re: #90 FormerDirtDart

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How long before Trump tweets “Terrorism!” ?

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allegro  May 15, 2017 • 12:57:57pm

re: #92 Teukka

How long before Trump tweets “Terrorism!” ?

As soon as Fox tells him to.

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nines09  May 15, 2017 • 1:02:38pm

re: #81 KGxvi

I keep getting reminded how much I need a dog. Between my sister’s two and my best friend’s two. I used to be all about big dogs, but in the last few years, I’ve developed an appreciation for small dogs, so it’s all good either way

Two very distinct differences between little dog and big dog.
BIG DOG=To run or walk will take much more effort.
little dog=Throwing a ball in a room as you sit until it tires does the trick.
BIG DOG=BIG POOP
little dog=you get it
Plus small dogs serve as lap warmer, cordless vac and snuggle bunny. Plus they eat less.

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2017 • 1:02:45pm

re: #88 FormerDirtDart

“Sean Spicer” and “headlining” are things that should not be used in the same sentence.

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lawhawk  May 15, 2017 • 1:03:23pm

re: #90 FormerDirtDart

Holy shit. I’m over that way all the time. There’s a new Costco and shopping area that was built adjacent to the airport. A WalMart too.

A few years back there was a crash just off the airport grounds - crashed into a building across from Rt 46, which forms one of the boundaries to the airport.

UPDATE:

They’re saying the crash is in Carlstadt, which is next town over from Teterboro.

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:05:06pm

re: #96 lawhawk

Holy shit. I’m over that way all the time. There’s a new Costco and shopping area that was built adjacent to the airport. A WalMart too.

A few years back there was a crash just off the airport grounds - crashed into a building across from Rt 46, which forms one of the boundaries to the airport.

short clip

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2017 • 1:07:48pm

re: #94 nines09

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:08:25pm

re: #97 FormerDirtDart

short clip

More

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:11:36pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2017 • 1:13:28pm

re: #94 nines09

Two very distinct differences between little dog and big dog.
BIG DOG=To run or walk will take much more effort.
little dog=Throwing a ball in a room as you sit until it tires does the trick.
BIG DOG=BIG POOP
little dog=you get it
Plus small dogs serve as lap warmer, cordless vac and snuggle bunny. Plus they eat less.

I like medium size dogs, between say 30 to 60 pounds. Too small and there’s not much brain to work with, too big and you risk not being able to pick them up if they get hurt.

I’m currently leaning towards a German Wirehaired Pointer for my next dog but also would prefer it to be a rescue.

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nines09  May 15, 2017 • 1:13:40pm

re: #98 Decatur Deb

As a matter of fact I am employed in drug detection….
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 1:14:44pm

As a child, I knew only that my grandmother had died when my mom was still a baby. The one time I asked what had happened to her, a bolt of panic flashed across my mother’s face. “A household accident,” was all she said.

I was twelve years old when she finally told me the truth. Some friends and I had got into a long after-school discussion about abortion, prompted by the gruesome posters that a protester had staked in front of the Planned Parenthood in our Vermont town. I had already begun reading my mother’s Ms. magazines cover to cover, but this was the first time I’d encountered a pro-life position. When I hopped into my mom’s car after school, I was buzzing with new ideas. I had almost finished repeating one friend’s pro-life argument when I saw the look on Mom’s face. That’s when she told me: the “household accident” that had killed her mother had, in fact, been a self-induced abortion.

snip

My questions about my grandmother’s death, of a self-induced abortion, haven’t changed since I was twelve years old. What feels new, in the Trump era, is the urgency of her story.

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danarchy  May 15, 2017 • 1:16:34pm

re: #94 nines09

Two very distinct differences between little dog and big dog.
BIG DOG=To run or walk will take much more effort.
little dog=Throwing a ball in a room as you sit until it tires does the trick.
BIG DOG=BIG POOP
little dog=you get it
Plus small dogs serve as lap warmer, cordless vac and snuggle bunny. Plus they eat less.

So binary. I am very much a medium sized dog person. Somewhere between the 40-50 lb range is perfect. They are big enough to be a useful working dog if that is what you are looking for, still small enough to easily pick up if necessary, you can scritch em on the head without having to bend over, and they can keep up with you if you want to take them on a run or a bike ride. Small enough that even if they decide they really want to chase that bunny they aren’t likely to yank the leash out of your hand.

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lawhawk  May 15, 2017 • 1:17:58pm

Cue the hue and cry of Bernie bros, dudebros, and alt-right nutjobs, plus the usual assortment of misogynists and people who think she should just go away (after they previously said that she should take a leadership role).

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2017 • 1:19:46pm

re: #105 lawhawk

Cue the hue and cry of Bernie bros, dudebros, and alt-right nutjobs, plus the usual assortment of misogynists and people who think she should just go away (after they previously said that she should take a leadership role).

HILLARY SHOULD SHOW LEADERSHIP SHUTUP DO SOMETHING SHE LOST ELECTION WHERE IS SHE?!?!?!??!?!?!

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nines09  May 15, 2017 • 1:20:27pm

re: #101 goddamnedfrank

A wise man once told me to take the dog from a litter that liked me. Sound advice. Not all small muppets are dumb. I go for big hearts. I had 2 shelter mutts in my life and one junkyard Belgian shepherd mix (Sam) who was one of the best mutts I ever had. He got sick and I could not afford the medicine (1972) and I had to put him down. Right now this muppet runs the house.

You tripping?
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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 1:22:44pm

re: #94 nines09

Two very distinct differences between little dog and big dog.
BIG DOG=To run or walk will take much more effort.
little dog=Throwing a ball in a room as you sit until it tires does the trick.
BIG DOG=BIG POOP
little dog=you get it
Plus small dogs serve as lap warmer, cordless vac and snuggle bunny. Plus they eat less.

Bigger dogs do have their benefits though.
Like, quoting a saint Bernard owner: “nowadays, I wake up at five, and notice I’m on the way out.”
Or a former classmate of mine, she had this adorable yellow Lab, who wasn’t afraid of fireworks. So one New Years eve, she was out with her 3 doggehs before things would get too noisy, and there were these brats who didn’t care where they threw their firecrackers.
She told them, “Hey, dogs don’t like if things go bang close to them, I might not be able to hold on these…” Did them brats listen? Nope.
The result was two doggehs behind her with tails between their legs, the third coming loose and running towards the kids. One of them literarly peed himself, yellow puddle below him in the snow.
She had difficulties keeping a straight face and not telling that the late Elliott (pbuh) was a proper hunting trained Lab and probably was going to him as in “hey, wait for me before you shoot a bird.”
I so miss the guy and his brother Mischief and uncle Rusty.
*sighs*

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 1:22:57pm

It’s Happy Hour!!

Instagram

I hope everyone is having an EGGcellent Monday! 😍🍳😁 ————————————————————-
Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Roasted Red Pepper Hollandaise Sauce . 😍
Relish. 📍
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Tag your #foodie friends!! 🤗

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 1:24:11pm

re: #109 Dr. Matt

It’s Happy Hour!!

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Ruh-woh. What’s going on with the instagram embeds?

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Jenner7  May 15, 2017 • 1:24:13pm

re: #105 lawhawk

Josh Barro is already on it…

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 1:24:51pm
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lawhawk  May 15, 2017 • 1:26:56pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

ABC is reporting that it was a Learjet 35 that crashed on approach to the airport.

“A Learjet 35 crashed on approach to Runway 1 at Teterboro Airport at 3:30 pm today. The aircraft went down about 1/4 mile from the airport in a residential area. The flight departed from Philadelphia International Airport and was headed to Teterboro. The FAA is enroute to the scene. Local authorities will release information about people on board the aircraft. We will update this statement when we get new information.”

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Franklin  May 15, 2017 • 1:27:58pm

re: #107 nines09

A wise man once told me to take the dog from a litter that liked me. Sound advice. Not all small muppets are dumb. I go for big hearts. I had 2 shelter mutts in my life and one junkyard Belgian shepherd mix (Sam) who was one of the best mutts I ever had. He got sick and I could not afford the medicine (1972) and I had to put him down. Right now this muppet runs the house.

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Shelter dogs (and cats) FTW!

I have two small muppets from the shelter. Yorkie and Chihuahua. And a shelter cat. I have a few shelter cats that have moved on to the great ball of yarn in the sky.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2017 • 1:29:13pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

More

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Secondary explosions going off in that clip.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2017 • 1:29:14pm

re: #94 nines09

Two very distinct differences between little dog and big dog.
BIG DOG=To run or walk will take much more effort.
little dog=Throwing a ball in a room as you sit until it tires does the trick.
BIG DOG=BIG POOP
little dog=you get it
Plus small dogs serve as lap warmer, cordless vac and snuggle bunny. Plus they eat less.

I’ve always like any size dog (they’re all good doggos Bront!) but most who have shared my life were on the big doggo side: hounds, AmStaffs, rotties, etc.
OTOH, I’ve also shared life with wiener dogs, jack russell terrors, beagly mixers…

Right now, I have a 100# American-English coonhound curled up at my feet under the computer desk. The jack russell terror is sprawled out on the recliner. One cat surveying her realm from the back of my computer chair, the other cat grabbing a square of sunlight on the kitchen floor.

Being older now (and having had to deal with doggo end of life issues in recent years) I’m leaning toward the smaller dogs as future family members.
Easier to transport to the vet and the end of life thing. Especially since I’m mostly on my own here during the week.

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nines09  May 15, 2017 • 1:30:24pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

Compacted love.

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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 1:30:41pm

re: #105 lawhawk

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Cue the hue and cry of Bernie bros, dudebros, and alt-right nutjobs, plus the usual assortment of misogynists and people who think she should just go away (after they previously said that she should take a leadership role).

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nines09  May 15, 2017 • 1:31:15pm

BBl yard calls before dinner rolls up.

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scottslemmons  May 15, 2017 • 1:32:03pm

My brother just got himself a new puppy after losing his much-loved 16-year-old rat terrier last year. The new pup is a rat terrier/chihuahua/dachshund mix, named Ciri after the character in “The Witcher,” and he’s struggling with getting her willing to poop and pee when she goes outside, rather than when she’s in the crate.

I’ve already suggested I should go down to help, but he said to wait ‘til she’s learned some manners — he knows there’s a good chance her uncle will spoil her. (And I would, honestly.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 1:32:59pm

re: #104 danarchy

So binary. I am very much a medium sized dog person. Somewhere between the 40-50 lb range is perfect. They are big enough to be a useful working dog if that is what you are looking for, still small enough to easily pick up if necessary, you can scritch em on the head without having to bend over, and they can keep up with you if you want to take them on a run or a bike ride. Small enough that even if they decide they really want to chase that bunny they aren’t likely to yank the leash out of your hand.

Last night The Younger Boy and I were at the only good vet for reptiles on the Peninsula (Red Eared Slider has a wound on his neck), and another pet owner was there with a perfectly average-sized yellow Lab.

I remarked to TYB, “Since we got the Greyhounds, most other dogs look so SMALL!!!”

He replied, “And so FAT!”
///

My plug for Greyhounds - they are very sweet, surprisingly lazy, and although, yeah, they eat a lot (3-4 cups of kibble/day) and poop a lot (remember, 3-4 cups of kibble a day), a half-hour walk a day, some love, and a comfy bed will make them absurdly happy.

But if you want a dog you can let off leash, they ain’t it. They can hit 40 mph in three bounds.

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Timothy Watson  May 15, 2017 • 1:33:30pm

re: #111 Jenner7

Josh Barro is already on it…

I saw his tweet after you mentioned him, I gave Onward Together some money in response.

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:33:38pm

re: #113 lawhawk

ABC is reporting that it was a Learjet 35 that crashed on approach to the airport.

Yeah, doesn’t look like anyone is walking away from that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 1:35:57pm

Forgot the visual…

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 1:36:08pm

re: #113 lawhawk

ABC is reporting that it was a Learjet 35 that crashed on approach to the airport.

Candidate Trump would have been rage tweeting that this was an act of terror. Let’s see how long before “president” Trump does the same.

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Jenner7  May 15, 2017 • 1:36:53pm

re: #122 Timothy Watson

Me too.

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piratedan  May 15, 2017 • 1:37:47pm

re: #76 wrenchwench

Shiba’s are awesome, we sadly lost ours (he was a rescue) just this past April, he gave us 12 awesome years of loyalty, love and general kawaii.

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 1:37:59pm

It does appear that the suspect pointed a pistol at the LEO.

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:38:06pm

He’s gonna bore tunnels for “high speed sleds” that individual cars would be carried by.
OK, now we know the project is so rich people can avoid traffic jams.

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:39:22pm

re: #124 Blind Frog Belly White

Forgot the visual…

Wee-little Greyhounds?

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Scottish Dragon  May 15, 2017 • 1:41:03pm

Yeah…okay….

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:41:12pm

re: #115 austin_blue

Secondary explosions going off in that clip.

Likely tires and car fuel tanks bursting

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 15, 2017 • 1:41:48pm

re: #133 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Apparently Instagram is sad?

Me too, Instagram. Me too.

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plansbandc  May 15, 2017 • 1:42:43pm

Dogs rule no matter the size, but little dogs rule my heart. This is the little dude who hangs with me these days…

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:43:19pm
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Belafon  May 15, 2017 • 1:43:42pm

re: #129 FormerDirtDart

He’s gonna bore tunnels for “high speed sleds” that individual cars would be carried by.
OK, now we know the project is so rich people can avoid traffic jams.

I’m not entirely opposed to new things initially available to people who can pay. Things get cheaper as they are developed and the kinks worked out. It’s basically R&D funding. Note that Tesla’s cars are getting cheaper as a result of following this model.

Think of it this way as well: If things go wrong, we’ll have a few of the wealthy people up against a wall the hard way.

Also, “OK, now we know the project is so rich people can avoid traffic jams”: Here in the Metroplex, we call those toll roads.

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electrotek  May 15, 2017 • 1:44:46pm

re: #112 wrenchwench

Won’t find a “Yo soy Javier” campaign by the usual “free speech brigade”.

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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2017 • 1:45:06pm

re: #129 FormerDirtDart

He’s gonna bore tunnels for “high speed sleds” that individual cars would be carried by.
OK, now we know the project is so rich people can avoid traffic jams.

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What I don’t get is how he thinks his scheme will compete economically with developing AI piloted drone hop tech. I can’t help but think all that tunneling, infrastructure, maintenance, subsurface rights of way and surface real estate rights for the vertical shafts is going to be prohibitively expensive.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 1:48:19pm

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

Wee-little Greyhounds?

No, the male’s average sized and the female is big for a girl. The male routinely rests his face on the dining table, with all 4 on the floor.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 15, 2017 • 1:48:47pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 1:50:38pm

re: #141 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Does it sound like Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’?
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austin_blue  May 15, 2017 • 1:52:31pm

re: #132 FormerDirtDart

Likely tires and car fuel tanks bursting

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Possibly. There was a plastics factory just west of the approach heading. Could have had some volatiles stored in it under pressure.

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Skip Intro  May 15, 2017 • 1:53:12pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 15, 2017 • 1:53:39pm

re: #142 Blind Frog Belly White

Does it sound like Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’?
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It’s actually kind of cool. Here’s a subset, about 8 minutes long:

The Poseidon Ensemble — Every earthquake during WW2

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 1:54:31pm

re: #140 Blind Frog Belly White

No, the male’s average sized and the female is big for a girl. The male routinely rests his face on the dining table, with all 4 on the floor.

I used to have two retired racers living above me. They were quite a bit bigger than those.

before I saw the dogs, I thought that they had a couple kids upstairs. Once I learned of the dogs I would crack-up every time I heard them romping about. Picturing those beasts running back and forth in a condo.

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2017 • 1:57:14pm

A writer on “megaprojects” outlined a tunnel transportation system in the late 60s. If you drill straight through the chord of the Earth’s curvature, from NYC to LA, you will be a couple miles deep somewhere around Kansas. Then pull a hard vacuum in the tunnel. A pressurized cabin on low-friction or maglev rails will fall “downhill” at ever-increasing speed until hitting a couple thousand kph at midpoint, then decelerate to the terminal. Very little input energy is needed to overcome friction. But ya gotta dig the tunnel.

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Jack Burton  May 15, 2017 • 2:00:04pm

re: #147 Decatur Deb

Solution: Giant fricken laser beams in orbit.

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thedopefishlives  May 15, 2017 • 2:01:09pm

Ugh. Reading this article depressed me immensely. How the fuck did the Rage Furby get his voice heard in the halls of what used to be the most powerful government on Earth? Oh, right - because a bunch of people failed to get their asses out the door and vote, and as a result, the rest of them elected a dumb-ass conspiracy theorist as President*.

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 2:03:08pm

“… The Economist’s own analysis was even more scalding than the snarky tweets. The magazine declared: “The impulsiveness and shallowness of America’s president threaten the economy as well as the rule of law.” The article goes on to compare Trump to a modern-day Henry VIII, which is never a good thing: “Donald Trump rules over Washington as if he were a king and the White House his court. His displays of dominance, his need to be the centre of attention and his impetuousness have a whiff of Henry VIII about them. Fortified by his belief that his extraordinary route to power is proof of the collective mediocrity of Congress, the bureaucracy and the media, he attacks any person and any idea standing in his way.” …”

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 2:04:14pm

re: #146 FormerDirtDart

I used to have two retired racers living above me. They were quite a bit bigger than those.

before I saw the dogs, I thought that they had a couple kids upstairs. Once I learned of the dogs I would crack-up every time I heard them romping about. Picturing those beasts running back and forth in a condo.

We-e-ell…. Her racing weight at 64# was close to the top for females, and his at 79# was above average for males, so I’d be surprised if they actually were much bigger.

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HypnoToad  May 15, 2017 • 2:12:07pm

re: #147 Decatur Deb

A writer on “megaprojects” outlined a tunnel transportation system in the late 60s. If you drill straight through the chord of the Earth’s curvature, from NYC to LA, you will be a couple miles deep somewhere around Kansas. Then pull a hard vacuum in the tunnel. A pressurized cabin on low-friction or maglev rails will fall “downhill” at ever-increasing speed until hitting a couple thousand kph at midpoint, then decelerate to the terminal. Very little input energy is needed to overcome friction. But ya gotta dig the tunnel.

Unfortunately, the tunnel would be around a hundred miles below Kansas on a chord line across the continent. You would be well below the crust and into the hot plastic material of the mantle. Tunnel would collapse. A shallower, curved one would be necessary if you could even afford to dig the thing.

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bratwurst  May 15, 2017 • 2:12:07pm

What the fuck is wrong with this man?

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 2:12:38pm
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Stanley Sea  May 15, 2017 • 2:14:11pm

re: #153 bratwurst

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What the fuck is wrong with this man?

He’s an idiot & a useful pawn.

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thedopefishlives  May 15, 2017 • 2:14:35pm

re: #153 bratwurst

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What the fuck is wrong with this man?

Drink more Kool-aid, man. He’s practically perfect in every way.

/Yes, I threw up a little just writing that

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The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)  May 15, 2017 • 2:14:35pm

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 2:14:36pm

re: #154 Dr. Matt

For fuck sake:

Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

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austin_blue  May 15, 2017 • 2:16:09pm

re: #153 bratwurst

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What the fuck is wrong with this man?

Asked and answered!

It’s all about Trump. No wonder the Russians look so very happy.

I wouldn’t let him anywhere near NATO HQ.

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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 2:16:46pm

re: #155 Stanley Sea

He’s an idiot & a useful pawn.

a.k.a. “Useful idiot”

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2017 • 2:17:30pm

re: #153 bratwurst

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What the fuck is wrong with this man?

This is really bad.

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2017 • 2:17:51pm

re: #152 HypnoToad

Unfortunately, the tunnel would be around a hundred miles below Kansas on a chord line across the continent. You would be well below the crust and into the hot plastic material of the mantle. Tunnel would collapse. A shallower, curved one would be necessary if you could even afford to dig the thing.

That wasn’t addressed in the discussion I’m remembering from about 1965. Rather than curving, a sequence of shorter tunnels would avoid most of the heating problem, and provide service to places like Anonymous’s neglected outpost. If it could be done at all, a real-world application would become a sub-skin network of routes.

Then they went on to describe damming the Bay of Fundy for hydo-power.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2017 • 2:18:00pm

re: #161 HappyWarrior

This is really bad.

Yes, yes it is.

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 2:18:37pm

re: #153 bratwurst

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What the fuck is wrong with this man?

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thedopefishlives  May 15, 2017 • 2:20:38pm

re: #161 HappyWarrior

This is really bad.

It also puts the presence of Russian state media in the White House in an entirely new light. I mean, what else could those cameras have seen that we may not know about?

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 2:21:24pm

re: #163 austin_blue

Yes, yes it is.

All to show off to the RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR. Putin’s definitely getting his money’s worth.

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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2017 • 2:21:27pm

re: #153 bratwurst

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What the fuck is wrong with this man?

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Jenner7  May 15, 2017 • 2:22:05pm

How is this shit happening?!?!

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2017 • 2:22:47pm

re: #168 Jenner7

How is this shit happening?!?!

We successfully avoided the lesser of two evils.

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thedopefishlives  May 15, 2017 • 2:22:55pm

re: #168 Jenner7

How is this shit happening?!?!

Because there’s a nut loose behind the Oval Office desk.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2017 • 2:23:18pm

re: #158 Dr. Matt

For fuck sake:

Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

And they knew how? I thought is was just Lavrov, the Russian Ambassador, and the camera dude in the room. Maybe Secret Service? Or, the other implication is that the Oval is wired.

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The Spite House  May 15, 2017 • 2:23:46pm
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piratedan  May 15, 2017 • 2:23:59pm

re: #168 Jenner7

because about 9 years go a black man got elected as President of the United States and proceeded to bring the country back from the brink of economic ruin and a certain segment of the United States has been unable to process that and accept that it happened.

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 2:24:49pm

Sing it!

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 2:25:36pm

re: #168 Jenner7

How is this shit happening?!?!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2017 • 2:26:29pm

Russians playing Trump so hard even the fiddle is like: “Daaaamn…”

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2017 • 2:27:44pm
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Jay C  May 15, 2017 • 2:28:47pm

re: #171 austin_blue

For fuck sake:

Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

And they knew how? I thought is was just Lavrov, the Russian Ambassador, and the camera dude in the room. Maybe Secret Service? Or, the other implication is that the Oval is wired.

TBH, the main “implication” here is that President Talking Yam simply shot his mouth off to the Russians in order to make himself look like a big shot, and “impress” them with all the “top secret stuff” he has; without particularly paying attention to the sensitivity of the material. Assuming, that is, that Trump even cares about the sensitivity, vs. how shit makes him look. The Oval Office didn’t need to be “wired” - I’m sure Lavrov and Kislyev remembered quite clearly everything they heard there….

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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 2:29:26pm

re: #176 Eclectic Cyborg

Russians playing Trump so hard even the fiddle is like: “Daaaamn…”

Took the words right outta my mouth, man…

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 2:29:47pm
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Dave In Austin  May 15, 2017 • 2:31:47pm

re: #144 Skip Intro

Someone needs to shop in a pic of Dear Leader to the frame on the side table.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2017 • 2:32:38pm

re: #178 Jay C

TBH, the main “implication” here is that President Talking Yam simply shot his mouth off to the Russians in order to make himself look like a big shot, and “impress” them with all the “top secret stuff” he has; without particularly paying attention to the sensitivity of the material. Assuming, that is, that Trump even cares about the sensitivity, vs. how shit makes him look. The Oval Office didn’t need to be “wired” - I’m sure Lavrov and Kislyev remembered quite clearly everything they heard there….

But who told the WaPo?

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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 2:33:40pm

re: #182 austin_blue

But who told the WaPo?

A rat who’s realized the ship is a goner and is looking to escape?

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 2:33:51pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 2:33:52pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 2:34:19pm

re: #182 austin_blue

But who told the WaPo?

“Current and former U.S. officials who spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity”

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 2:37:25pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2017 • 2:39:14pm

re: #187 wrenchwench

Any precocious 10-year-old could probably run a con on the president of the United States.

Absolutely not true, Jamelle. They need not be precocious.

Which is why he does not let kids anywhere near him.

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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 2:39:24pm

re: #187 wrenchwench

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That last one, “doesn’t need to be precocious.”
Ooof. Ooof. Ooof.

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 2:39:49pm
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Stanley Sea  May 15, 2017 • 2:40:08pm
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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2017 • 2:40:58pm

Trump’s Madness Invites Mutiny

nytimes.com

Haven’t even read the article yet, but the title gives a wonderful Charles Laughton vibe—either Bligh or Nero.

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Jack Burton  May 15, 2017 • 2:41:11pm

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Which is why he does not let kids anywhere near him.

I’m pretty sure he’s not even thinking that far and it’s just because he’s a complete piece of shit.

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2017 • 2:41:51pm

re: #190 FormerDirtDart

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You still fucked up Ed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2017 • 2:42:16pm

Russia has triumphed. They have both created and exploited an enormous weak spot: the President in the White House.

We are going to be floundering and infighting haplessly for months or even years to come, and in the meantime, Russia can do pretty much whatever it wants anywhere in the world with minimal US interference.

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caseyjr  May 15, 2017 • 2:42:26pm

re: #40 Timothy Watson

Okay, I’m 29 years old and I’ve never heard of avocado toast.

probably don’t know what a flat white is then, either. ^_^

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 2:43:35pm

re: #196 caseyjr

probably don’t know what a flat white is then, either. ^_^

I’ll go further than that - I don’t know what a Hot Brown is!

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2017 • 2:43:40pm

He needs to go down hard and anyone with his administration with him.

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 2:44:13pm
re: #186 Blind Frog Belly White

“Current and former U.S. officials who spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity”

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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 2:44:24pm

re: #198 HappyWarrior

He needs to go down hard and anyone with his administration with him.

There will be ripples of collateral damage far beyond him and the admin, some of it welcome, some of it sorely unwelcome.

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Stanley Sea  May 15, 2017 • 2:44:41pm

Wait till next week.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2017 • 2:45:19pm

re: #199 wrenchwench

Waiting until someone declares that the real problem is that someone LEAKED that Trump blabbed out highly classified information

and to watch that message spread about the RW media and blogosphere without any of the irony of it dawning on them…

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HappyWarrior  May 15, 2017 • 2:46:58pm

It just gets worse and worse.

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piratedan  May 15, 2017 • 2:46:59pm

Isn’t this about the time where the NYT finally goes ahead and exposes what a real villain looks like with their exposure of HRC’s nexus of terror with classified e-mail, speaking fees and correctly identifying that her opponent is lauded by some very unsavory people.

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The Spite House  May 15, 2017 • 2:47:13pm
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thedopefishlives  May 15, 2017 • 2:47:15pm

Who’s got the byline on that WaPo story? Someone’s career has just been catapulted straight to the Journalism Hall of Fame.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 2:47:27pm

re: #202 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and to watch that message spread about the RW media and blogosphere without any of the irony of it dawning on them…

I read that one reason Trump was upset with Comey was that Trump wanted the FBI to look into leakers - not people leaking classified information, which is of course illegal, but rather Administration officials who were talking to journalists and saying things that reflected badly on him, which isn’t illegal.

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Stanley Sea  May 15, 2017 • 2:48:13pm
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Stanley Sea  May 15, 2017 • 2:48:56pm

re: #206 thedopefishlives

Who’s got the byline on that WaPo story? Someone’s career has just been catapulted straight to the Journalism Hall of Fame.

By Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe

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thedopefishlives  May 15, 2017 • 2:50:16pm

re: #209 Stanley Sea

By Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe

2017’s Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

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Stanley Sea  May 15, 2017 • 2:51:44pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 2:53:39pm

and Tapper on CNN

Mother Upset With Portrayal Of Son Brushed By Pence | CNN

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 2:55:20pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 2:57:32pm

This seems a bit small now…

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2017 • 2:58:50pm

I’m reading, both from Buzzfeed and WashPo, that the intel Trump leaked was not our own, but rather from a partner, which I take to mean another country.

Put this together with the story that NATO is scrambling to adjust the upcoming meeting to accommodate Trump’s gnat-like attention span. Who would share intel with us after this? Who would want to be our ally?

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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 2:58:50pm
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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 2:58:53pm

re: #214 FormerDirtDart

This seems a bit small now…

[Embedded content]

*facepalms*
*headdesks*
What the fuck.
*douses table in napalm-A, tosses a match and flips it.*

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Citizen K  May 15, 2017 • 2:59:09pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 15, 2017 • 2:59:42pm
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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 3:01:13pm

3 months is so long ago…

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MsJ  May 15, 2017 • 3:01:15pm

re: #185 FormerDirtDart

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Teukka  May 15, 2017 • 3:02:00pm

Okay, the Russialeaks scoop is YUUUUGE.
It’s past 12am here, and local newspapers are picking up the story.

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caseyjr  May 15, 2017 • 3:03:37pm

re: #169 Decatur Deb

We successfully avoided the lesser of two evils.

“But her emails…”

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2017 • 3:03:59pm

re: #220 wrenchwench

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3 months is so long ago…

3 years ago was another lifetime…

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Jenner7  May 15, 2017 • 3:04:22pm

Trump’s staff was so worried about this, they made calls to the CIA to clean up his mess.

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Joe Bacon  May 15, 2017 • 3:08:48pm

re: #100 FormerDirtDart

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That asshole is responsible for millions of people walking out of churches and NEVER going back!

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caseyjr  May 15, 2017 • 3:10:18pm

re: #215 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m reading, both from Buzzfeed and WashPo, that the intel Trump leaked was not our own, but rather from a partner, which I take to mean another country.

Put this together with the story that NATO is scrambling to adjust the upcoming meeting to accommodate Trump’s gnat-like attention span. Who would share intel with us after this? Who would want to be our ally?

Nato needs a big playpen and a busy box, or childproof the launch keys.

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MsJ  May 15, 2017 • 3:14:22pm

re: #226 Joe Bacon

That asshole is responsible for millions of people walking out of churches and NEVER going back!

You say that like it’s a bad thing.

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dangerman  May 15, 2017 • 3:15:30pm

i’m not back (did you know i was gone?)

just an idle thought:

trump is not in this for the “glory” or prestige - yeah he sorta wanted to get his picture painted and be one of “the few” of the elite club,
but i dont think he thought it would really happen.

its really all about the grift.
a beautiful run of the mill boring grift - nothing fancy

sell the promise of big “profits” to a bunch of greedy (sort of) investors (voters)
promise big - really big - the wall, tax cuts, maga, whatever.

their voting is the funding

once in, do almost nothing to promote the actual thing - - thats why all of this is a distraction - state secrets, tapes, fbi, 2 scoops, whatever. - he doesn’t care, it doesn’t matter.

the skim is what matters - take “management fees”, perks, golf all the time, get the limos, the protection, the “treatment”. get the government to use your for profit services, hotels, whatever

milk as much as you can as long as you can

parachute out when there’s nothing left to take. no more cash flow / a mere shell

doenst matter who takes over after you or what happens. there’s no legacy
you got what you wanted - the easy cash

if it’s worse - a real “disaster” - what do you care?
move on to the next mark

and predictably, the investors are screwed - they get nothing - they never do

they have to stick around for the cleanup cause they got no means to leave or insulate themselves

i’ll hang up and take my answer on the radio

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Jay C  May 15, 2017 • 3:17:08pm

re: #227 caseyjr

Nato needs a big playpen and a busy box, or childproof the launch keys.

Or just hold the meeting near a golf course: that way they can keep Trump busy and out of (doing) harms’ way…..

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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2017 • 4:27:23pm

re: #172 The Spite House

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Someone needs to go to the WH and beat him the way his mom used to.

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BeachDem  May 15, 2017 • 5:15:12pm

Deleted because I’m hours behind.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2017 • 4:50:28am

re: #205 The Spite House

Dear Republicans Democrats,

Please stop start voting. You really have no clue what you’re doing. It just isn’t working out. Pretty please?

-America

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