Another Amazing New Acoustic Guitarist: Matt Thomas, “Incomplete Dominant Traits”

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There must be a factory somewhere churning out these amazing new acoustic guitarists that keep turning up every other week. Here’s a truly beautiful piece by Matt Thomas, the latest model. Pure finger-picking virtuosity.

‘Incomplete Dominant Traits’ is on the new record “Man on the Moon” recorded with Kim Person at Cimirron/Rainbird Records.
CD & Guitar Tabs available at themattthomas.com

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 5:44:12pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 5:44:40pm

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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 5:45:27pm

There was a story yesterday about a woman whose company is going to redo the piping in Flint, Michigan. Since I doubt the state or city is going to pay her, is there a way to donate?

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 5:48:00pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 21, 2017 • 5:49:22pm

The Republican plan to slash Medicaid, explained

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 5:50:14pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 5:53:02pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 21, 2017 • 5:55:10pm
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Targetpractice  May 21, 2017 • 5:56:00pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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It’s easy enough: He’s visited states from which known terrorists have hailed and he’s a threat to national security. He should be banned under his own EO.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 21, 2017 • 5:58:14pm

re: #9 Targetpractice

It’s easy enough: He’s visited states from which known terrorists have hailed and he’s a threat to national security. He should be banned under his own EO.

First guy to ever have the body cavity search start with a good look in each ear.

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FormerDirtDart  May 21, 2017 • 6:08:32pm

Doggo’s earning that government kibble

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KGxvi  May 21, 2017 • 6:09:09pm

re: #7 The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)

I think DS9 is my favorite Star Trek series. The original and probably the first half of TNG were too episodic, like they were written for syndication. DS9 was the first to be serialized, and that made it so much more interesting. Sadly, the series that came after couldn’t quite work as well (Voyager had potential, but never found its footing; and Enterprise was hamstrung by the fact that it was a prequel and that terrible finale).

Plus, Quark might be the best character in the entire Star Trek universe.

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 6:11:34pm
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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 6:11:51pm

WOLVERINE

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Broad With Sass  May 21, 2017 • 6:12:51pm

re: #12 KGxvi

lol..I am watching it right now..I am at season 6 “Far Beyond the Stars”

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2017 • 6:13:30pm

re: #15 Broad With Sass

lol..I am watching it right now..I am at season 6 “Far Beyond the Stars”

Oh that’s a great episode. Love seeing them all out of makeup playing different characters.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2017 • 6:13:46pm

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 6:16:18pm

re: #12 KGxvi

We re very bleesed to have bot DS9 and Babylon 5 at about the seams time. When they started the Founder’s arc is when thins got good, IMHO.

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 6:17:19pm

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 6:17:56pm

re: #11 FormerDirtDart

Wonder how many chip packaging types they trained the dog with?

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Broad With Sass  May 21, 2017 • 6:21:01pm

re: #18 The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)

I rewatch them all the time, as soon as the DS9 binge is over I am starting on B5….I think I will see it differently this time

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 6:22:40pm

Imagine what’s going through Trump’s alleged mind at that moment. He’s just waiting for this to be over so he can get back to his hotel room and check Twitter.

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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 6:23:36pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

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“The janitors win, the world leaders chose the orb.”
“You picked Melania to be the virgin?”
“Well, you work with what you have.”

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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 6:24:59pm

BTW, damn you Genndy Tartakovsky!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 6:26:01pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

Imagine what’s going through Trump’s alleged mind at that moment. He’s just waiting for this to be over so he can get back to his hotel room and check Twitter.

it’s about 4:30 am in Riyadh right now.
Not actually certain he’s been asleep since he left the USA.

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lawhawk  May 21, 2017 • 6:27:37pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 6:29:38pm

o.m.g.

His twitter header has been changed:

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Kaessa  May 21, 2017 • 6:30:43pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

o.m.g.

His twitter header has been changed:

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Wonder who wrote that speech for him? He obviously didn’t do it himself.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 6:31:16pm

re: #28 Kaessa

Wonder who wrote that speech for him? He obviously didn’t do it himself.

Steve Miller wrote it.
Trump still messed it up.

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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 6:31:35pm

re: #28 Kaessa

Wonder who wrote that speech for him? He obviously didn’t do it himself.

It was Miller, you know, the islamophobe.

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2017 • 6:31:56pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

Imagine what’s going through Trump’s alleged mind at that moment. He’s just waiting for this to be over so he can get back to his hotel room and check Twitter.

You know he’s checking twitter every chance he gets, hoping that things are turning around because of how “presidential” he looks.

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Joe Bacon  May 21, 2017 • 6:32:54pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

o.m.g.

His twitter header has been changed:

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Don’t worry. Franky Graham and his Pulpit Pimp Pals are going to sell that bullshit to their marks and the marks will be stupid enough to accept it in the name of Gawd!

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 6:32:56pm
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Targetpractice  May 21, 2017 • 6:34:25pm

Seriously, we know what tomorrow’s morning news headlines will be: “Trump goes overseas, looks so presidential, hes’ truly turned the corner!”

Then by lunchtime another bombshell will have dropped and the media will again watch that fleeting moment disappear.

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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 6:34:49pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

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November 9th.

And it sounds like the Christian spiel about how they bring you hope and salvation.

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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 6:36:04pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

Seriously, we know what tomorrow’s morning news headlines will be: “Trump goes overseas, looks so presidential, hes’ truly turned the corner!”

Then by lunchtime another bombshell will have dropped and the media will again watch that fleeting moment disappear.

I wonder if the NYT and WaPo investigative reporters talk to their editorial cohorts and go “I dare you to publish something sappy about that.”

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Joe Bacon  May 21, 2017 • 6:37:03pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

Seriously, we know what tomorrow’s morning news headlines will be: “Trump goes overseas, looks so presidential, hes’ truly turned the corner!”

Then by lunchtime another bombshell will have dropped and the media will again watch that fleeting moment disappear.

Yes, but you can count on Fournier, Halperin and a whole bunch of Republican Stenographers defending whatever Trump does. Jeffrey Lord will still kiss Trump’s ass 24/7 over at CNN.

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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 6:38:33pm

re: #37 Joe Bacon

Yes, but you can count on Fournier, Halperin and a whole bunch of Republican Stenographers defending whatever Trump does. Jeffrey Lord will still kiss Trump’s ass 24/7 over at CNN.

While he’s shitting on his desk.

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 6:38:48pm

re: #24 Belafon

OK-what upset you?

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lawhawk  May 21, 2017 • 6:39:08pm

Months back, we decided that we would try to go see more Broadway shows, and to support the arts.

We’ve seen, in no particular order, Waitress, Amelie, and An American in Paris, over the past few months. To that, we’ve added Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet.

It. Was. Spectacular.

Visually it was spectacular. The lighting helps bring the show together and draw your eyes all around the theater. It’s a delight to watch.

Josh Groban has an amazing voice, and the rest of the cast aren’t slouches either. The show is immersive, where the cast performs throughout the theater so that performers are actually in and behind you in the balcony seats. They’re running all over the house, and for an old stage hand in my college days, it warms my heart to see this kind of wraparound set (there are seats in and behind the proscenium too). It’s theater in the round, as much of the action is in the front of the house.

Costumes are imaginative and weird (mixing punk/retro with 1800s Russian).

The story is basic, but it works.

I can see why the show got as many accolades as it did.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 6:41:24pm

in case anyone is looking to vomit:

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Wile E. Coyote's mom  May 21, 2017 • 6:42:11pm

re: #3 Belafon

There was a story yesterday about a woman whose company is going to redo the piping in Flint, Michigan. Since I doubt the state or city is going to pay her, is there a way to donate?

I believe in the Twitter comments someone posted the name of the company. You could contact them to see if they set up a fund or someone set it up for them.

Another way to help would be using their company over any other if you can.

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Barefoot Grin  May 21, 2017 • 6:44:45pm

I wish there were a way for Seth Rich’s family to sue Fox News out of business.

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KGxvi  May 21, 2017 • 6:44:49pm

re: #18 The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)

We re very bleesed to have bot DS9 and Babylon 5 at about the seams time. When they started the Founder’s arc is when thins got good, IMHO.

I was also partial to Andromeda. Except the last season. That was as much an abomination as the last season of Lost. Never really got into Babylon 5. Watched it, just not a big fan

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bratwurst  May 21, 2017 • 6:48:30pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Steve Miller wrote it.

That guy’s a joker.

And a smoker.

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KGxvi  May 21, 2017 • 6:49:38pm

re: #45 bratwurst

That guy’s a joker.

And a smoker.

Some people call him Maurice. Some call him a space cowboy.

I prefer Santa Monica High School C+ Fascist

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 6:49:41pm

re: #45 bratwurst

That guy’s a joker.

And a smoker.

a midnight toker…

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William Lewis  May 21, 2017 • 6:50:03pm

re: #44 KGxvi

I was also partial to Andromeda. Except the last season. That was as much an abomination as the last season of Lost. Never really got into Babylon 5. Watched it, just not a big fan

B5, for me, was a collection of glorious vignettes patched together with a meh overall arc.

This remains a crowning moment though…

Susan Ivanova - “I Am Death Incarnate”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 6:50:48pm
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The Vicious Babushka  May 21, 2017 • 6:53:07pm
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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 6:54:16pm
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Stanley Sea  May 21, 2017 • 6:59:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 7:01:34pm

Season finale of Into the Badlands…just in time to restore some sense of reality….

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 7:01:35pm

re: #52 Stanley Sea

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:07:29pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

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The Vicious Babushka  May 21, 2017 • 7:08:31pm

what in the utter fucking fuck

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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 7:09:06pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:09:11pm

re: #50 The Vicious Babushka

Ain’t that the truth, sister. But the raving #maga types wouldn’t know what at all, for they’re classless and ruthless-and that makes them dangerous.

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:09:38pm

re: #56 The Vicious Babushka

I’m on top of it.

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 7:11:01pm

re: #45 bratwurst

That guy’s a joker.

And a smoker.

And a midnight toker.

Nah, probably not.

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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 7:11:53pm

re: #52 Stanley Sea

Favorite reply:

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:14:04pm
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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 7:16:09pm
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makeitstop  May 21, 2017 • 7:16:17pm

re: #56 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fucking fuck

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Lumpy’s about to be had. KDC is gonna feed him some bullshit Seth Rich story.

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:18:49pm
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calochortus  May 21, 2017 • 7:21:00pm

re: #65 The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)

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Hey, it’s a long flight over there. Then there’s the fact I was wrong earlier about the glowing orb being a recharger. It obviously drained what little energy he had left.

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Stanley Sea  May 21, 2017 • 7:24:46pm
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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 7:25:10pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:26:02pm

re: #67 Stanley Sea

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BeachDem  May 21, 2017 • 7:26:20pm

re: #63 Belafon

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“Late Lament”

…Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion?

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Stanley Sea  May 21, 2017 • 7:28:49pm

re: #69 The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)

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He got off so light.

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:30:20pm
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Charles Johnson  May 21, 2017 • 7:31:13pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 21, 2017 • 7:34:52pm

re: #65 The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)

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Even if he dies, he still needs to be impeached.

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 7:36:29pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:37:16pm
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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 7:39:31pm

re: #70 BeachDem

“Late Lament”

…Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion?

Upding for the Moody Blues reference.

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Jay C  May 21, 2017 • 7:41:43pm

re: #74 Barefoot Grin

Even if he dies, he still needs to be impeached.

Good idea. Maybe they can dig him up and do a Pope Formosus on his departed ass; annul all his EOs, fire all his appointments, and toss his corpse into the Potomac (just before reenacting environmental restrictions).

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Barefoot Grin  May 21, 2017 • 7:42:59pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 7:43:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 7:44:38pm

I know I’ve said it before, but Nick Frost is perfect as Baije and just gets better and better.
Sure do hope there’s going to be a third season.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 21, 2017 • 7:44:40pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

It’s an intentional framing. There’s no interest in reporting what is (in this case, for example, why those walk-outs did what they did, what they felt and thought)…the point is to maintain the narrative. This is what unifies the mildest “serious” conservative like David Brooks with the wack-est shithouse rat: the ongoing assertion that anything deemed “left” simply can be dismissed out of hand. (Which is why so many “serious conservatives” can be praised for writing thought-pieces that echo shit that liberals have been saying for years.)

Hippies. Ivory tower elitists. “New Yorkers.”

These are put-downs, but consider the largest semantic implications of why they are putdowns: an entire maleficarium of folk devils and witch-sign. This is what unites the right: a culture, a Tolkien-but-fucking-stupider synthetic folklore in which they’re always the good guys.

The loquacious pud-pullers that write thinkpieces about how any moment now an authentic, serious conservatism will appear and clear the board of all the nutters don’t realize they’re the cedar plank on the pile of burning garbage: they’re not resisting fuck all, they are part of the fire. Every “both sides” invocation drags the crazy fuckers into the fatter parts of the bell curve.

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Barefoot Grin  May 21, 2017 • 7:46:24pm

re: #78 Jay C

Good idea. Maybe they can dig him up and do a Pope Formosus on his departed ass; annul all his EOs, fire all his appointments, and toss his corpse into the Potomac (just before reenacting environmental restrictions).

Thank you for that. I know of cases in Korea and Japan where corpses were either tried or dismembered and scattered to show the contempt authorities felt for antagonists to power.

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Romantic Heretic  May 21, 2017 • 7:49:12pm

re: #21 Broad With Sass

B5 is probably my favourite show ever. Such great characters. I loved that the biggest war was won with philosophy instead of weapons.

Order VS Chaos

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Kragar  May 21, 2017 • 7:57:06pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2017 • 7:58:42pm

re: #79 Barefoot Grin

Uhhh, because they’re fucking broke?

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Romantic Heretic  May 21, 2017 • 7:59:44pm

re: #24 Belafon

I know. After all that Jack deserved a happy ending.

Grump.

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bratwurst  May 21, 2017 • 8:02:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 8:03:39pm

welp…Into the Badlands spoiler:

IFFB5qKqii2GlXBC/NUkAH8ZaNrLD692G+o7PGj1fLGQX8ri8qwlstpoxQwqoanrOLu2eKkN91REUzYB7WFbT8v8sYr1XrYtATdDGJLCrjL+9aUnkHpD9CzYjgWdpjTl2N4tJHPYjbWIzoj/5HBu2UcgMw5qcE71

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makeitstop  May 21, 2017 • 8:06:41pm

re: #88 bratwurst

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Total spaz. He couldn’t find the one if his life depended on it.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 21, 2017 • 8:07:20pm

re: #84 Romantic Heretic

And just a little bit of Deus Ex Machina.

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Joe Bacon  May 21, 2017 • 8:10:34pm

re: #56 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fucking fuck

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FormerDirtDart  May 21, 2017 • 8:11:28pm
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Belafon  May 21, 2017 • 8:13:00pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart

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I love how the people who built the lists are calling the ones in it fascists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2017 • 8:16:01pm

first lightning bug of the season has been spotted.

It’s way too early.

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FormerDirtDart  May 21, 2017 • 8:17:19pm

That whole karma thing can be a real bitch…

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 21, 2017 • 8:20:07pm

re: #85 Kragar

The secret ingredient is that they don’t actually have any of the principles they invoke. They’re bullshitting about ethics as much as everything else; their one best strategy is to convince the world is that everybody else sucks just as much. Morality only exists imbedded inside a calculation of power and advantage.

Whenever they express moral outrage, you start looking for the card they’re palming.

When they accuse someone else of X, they’re either fist-deep in X or planning to be.

Even when they are pointing out an actual misdeed/wrong, it’s because they want leverage and compliance. As such, they’re never “on your side.”

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2017 • 8:20:53pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

first lightning bug of the season has been spotted.

It’s way too early.

They have been going off here for a month now. I also have to say the numbers have been like I’ve never seen. The evenings here has taken on a surreal quality given the fireflies and fledgling screech owls fluttering about the yard. It can almost become disorienting….

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2017 • 8:21:21pm

re: #96 FormerDirtDart

That whole karma thing can be a real bitch…

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“Heartbroken friends described the married father-of-five as a “legend”, while opponents of big game hunting offered little sympathy following his passing.”

Amazing.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2017 • 8:23:50pm

re: #96 FormerDirtDart

That whole karma thing can be a real bitch…

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Somewhere, the faintest flicker of a smirk crossed the Buddha’s otherwise serene visage.

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FormerDirtDart  May 21, 2017 • 8:24:31pm
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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2017 • 8:24:36pm

re: #96 FormerDirtDart

I think most of the replies say the same thing.

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2017 • 8:39:25pm

re: #97 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

The secret ingredient is that they don’t actually have any of the principles they invoke. They’re bullshitting about ethics as much as everything else; their one best strategy is to convince the world is that everybody else sucks just as much. Morality only exists imbedded inside a calculation of power and advantage.

Whenever they express moral outrage, you start looking for the card they’re palming.

When they accuse someone else of X, they’re either fist-deep in X or planning to be.

Even when they are pointing out an actual misdeed/wrong, it’s because they want leverage and compliance. As such, they’re never “on your side.”

When they are pointing out a misdeed, it’s generally because they’re in up to their eyeballs in something far worse and need the distraction. See also: Flynn, Mike (“If I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail today.”)

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Interesting Times  May 21, 2017 • 8:43:15pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 21, 2017 • 8:43:17pm

Shocked, shocked I say…

Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, wrote: “The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific. If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, “leadership” of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED! Let it be known, I will do all in my power to prevent this from happening in our State.”

Yes, he went “ALL CAPS” on lynched

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Kragar  May 21, 2017 • 8:47:20pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2017 • 8:50:03pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart

This was Mississippi. Shocking, I know.

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Kragar  May 21, 2017 • 8:50:37pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 8:50:54pm

re: #85 Kragar

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wheat-dogg  May 21, 2017 • 8:51:29pm

re: #101 FormerDirtDart

DRIVE THEM OUT!!!

oh, wait, Trump meant the darker skinned terrorists.

Never mind

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Joe Bacon  May 21, 2017 • 8:53:44pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart

My great great grandfather would dissent from what that ass said!

Union General Peter Bacon
Great Great Grandpa’s Grave in the DC Congressional Cemetery
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 8:55:37pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 21, 2017 • 8:56:33pm

re: #106 Kragar

Kind of funny how the emphasis is always on the Confederates, not any Southerner that didn’t want to secede. Or, you know, all the enslaved people that bravely tried to resist slavery, or escape, et cetera.

…and also the omission of all the shit required to keep the Antebellum South. Like the omnipresent privacy violation and on the books thoughtcrimes, the “heh, not really” civil liberties (of white people, just to be clear) and occasional extralegal murder because of the fear of abolitionism, the occasional black child kidnapping ring operating in the North.

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Interesting Times  May 21, 2017 • 8:56:54pm

TFW you become an inadvertent soothsayer o_O

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wheat-dogg  May 21, 2017 • 8:59:12pm

re: #108 Kragar

Wingnut is repeating a meme from the campaign, which was wrong then as now. The wall around Vatican City was built in the 9th century to protect the Pope from invaders, but now is open to pedestrians everywhere around its perimeter.

IOW, the Vatican wall is a porous border.

cruxnow.com

edition.cnn.com

nytimes.com

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2017 • 8:59:33pm

re: #106 Kragar

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These are people who didn’t understand what all the fuss was about when Reagan set down a wreath in a cemetery containing the graves of Waffen-SS troops.

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FormerDirtDart  May 21, 2017 • 9:02:58pm
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sagehen  May 21, 2017 • 9:09:32pm

re: #50 The Vicious Babushka

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That’s a rework of a 1965 joke… “people said if I voted for Goldwater the war in Vietnam would escalate and there’d be riots in the streets…”

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Shiplord Kirel  May 21, 2017 • 9:10:35pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart

Hell of it is, the Union could have hanged the Confederate ringleaders and reduced the lesser rebels to poverty, and the world would not have thought less of them. It was SOP for traitors and rebels at the time. Even then, it would not compare to the draconian treatment meted out to the Paris Commune a few years later.

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Kragar  May 21, 2017 • 9:11:13pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 9:11:19pm

re: #117 FormerDirtDart

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sagehen  May 21, 2017 • 9:15:55pm

re: #101 FormerDirtDart

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Is that 73% worldwide, or just in the U.S.?

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2017 • 9:17:50pm
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wheat-dogg  May 21, 2017 • 9:24:16pm

My sophomores are doing presentations this month and next, and this slide popped up today during one team’s project, “Interesting Facts about America.” I had to talk to them afterward to address the inconsistencies and the doubtful source material.

So much wrong in one image

Well, some of the details are correct. There was a free black man named Anthony Johnson, who had been an indentured servant from Angola. He was alive in the late 1600s, had a tobacco farm, and did in fact have an indentured servant named John Casor. Casor took Johnson to court, arguing he was an indentured servant forced to work past his indenture. The court ruled in his favor, and he then went to work for another man. Johnson then sued Casor’s new employer, and the court ruled in Johnson’s favor, stating that Casor had violated the terms of his indenture and had to forfeit his freedom.
en.wikipedia.org

The trouble with the slide, apart from the fake history of Johnson being the “father of American slavery,” is the engraving (or photo — it’s hard to tell) accompanying it. Real historical website sites have no photos or images of Anthony Johnson, because in the late 1600s, there were certainly no cameras. The man in the image is dressed like someone from the mid-1800s, and is most certainly not Anthony Johnson.

I explained to the students that they need to check the reliability of their sources before citing them, and pointed out that in any event, there were no cameras in 1654. I’m also pretty sure that engraved portraits were not common at all during that time, except among the very rich.

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2017 • 9:24:24pm

Well……

This puts a whole new roll too it…….

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Romantic Heretic  May 21, 2017 • 9:26:58pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart

Yet another person that when I look at him I think, “Ain’t it tragic when cousins marry?”

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Stanley Sea  May 21, 2017 • 9:29:35pm

re: #124 wheat-dogg

…..also the tag line, political correctness must die.

Kind of a flag.

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wheat-dogg  May 21, 2017 • 9:29:55pm

Now that Trump has touched the Glowing Orb of Destiny, are we now free of radical Islamic terrah? Because, y’know, I like cower in fear every day in my flat, afraid that radical Ismalic terrahrists will parachute into central China and haul me away to some terrah camp.

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wheat-dogg  May 21, 2017 • 9:30:46pm

re: #127 Stanley Sea

…..also the tag line, political correctness must die.

Kind of a flag.

It’s hard to explain that to Chinese students, but I will try later on.

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Kragar  May 21, 2017 • 9:32:28pm
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Jay C  May 21, 2017 • 9:47:48pm

re: #124 wheat-dogg

My sophomores are doing presentations this month and next, and this slide popped up today during one team’s project, “Interesting Facts about America.” I had to talk to them afterward to address the inconsistencies and the doubtful source material.

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Well, some of the details are correct. There was a free black man named Anthony Johnson, who had been an indentured servant from Angola. He was alive in the late 1600s, had a tobacco farm, and did in fact have an indentured servant named John Casor. Casor took Johnson to court, arguing he was an indentured servant forced to work past his indenture. The court ruled in his favor, and he then went to work for another man. Johnson then sued Casor’s new employer, and the court ruled in Johnson’s favor, stating that Casor had violated the terms of his indenture and had to forfeit his freedom.
en.wikipedia.org

The trouble with the slide, apart from the fake history of Johnson being the “father of American slavery,” is the engraving (or photo — it’s hard to tell) accompanying it. Real historical website sites have no photos or images of Anthony Johnson, because in the late 1600s, there were certainly no cameras. The man in the image is dressed like someone from the mid-1800s, and is most certainly not Anthony Johnson.

I explained to the students that they need to check the reliability of their sources before citing them, and pointed out that in any event, there were no cameras in 1654. I’m also pretty sure that engraved portraits were not common at all during that time, except among the very rich.

And more ahistorical crapola: first, even by 1655, it’s probably hugely incorrect to characterize Anthony Johnson as the “first” “slaveholder” of any kind: secondly, there was a huge difference between “indentured servants” and “slaves”’: Johnson’s case against Casor was a contract dispute (as were the thousands of other indenture cases
recorded in colonial history), if Casor had been an actual “slave”, I.e. a human chattel, it would have been, in effect a property issue ( as it would be until the 1860s) .
Jeez, I’m not even a historian, and I know alll this stuff….

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Kragar  May 21, 2017 • 10:00:02pm
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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 10:00:45pm

re: #123 Dave In Austin

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2017 • 10:01:31pm

re: #132 Kragar

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Bernie tries to style himself a “progressive” king-maker, proceeds to instead turn every campaign he touches to absolute shit.

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wheat-dogg  May 21, 2017 • 10:10:46pm

re: #131 Jay C

And more ahistorical crapola: first, even by 1655, it’s probably hugely incorrect to characterize Anthony Johnson as the “first” “slaveholder” of any kind: secondly, there was a huge difference between “indentured servants” and “slaves”’: Johnson’s case against Casor was a contract dispute (as were the thousands of other indenture cases
recorded in colonial history), if Casor had been an actual “slave”, I.e. a human chattel, it would have been, in effect a property issue ( as it would be until the 1860s) .
Jeez, I’m not even a historian, and I know alll this stuff….

It’s all about deflection, to deny white people had anything at all to do with slavery being an inherent part of Southern culture.

In addition, the time in question predates the founding of the nation by a century, so any legal issues arising in the colonial period would have little meaning once the USA became a separate country with its own legal system.

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 10:11:43pm

Matt Thomas is a hell of a guitar picker. Looks like he’s playing a Morris S-106. Sounds excellent!

My brother in law is a guitar geek. Kind of a thing in Scotland, he’s in the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. He was a founding member of Silly Wizard.

Robbie has been buying Kathy Wingert’s instruments recently and presently has three. They are just beautiful guitars, finely crafted, and they they sound just great.

And Charles, she’s based in SoCal.

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2017 • 10:14:13pm

re: #133 The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)

Might fix your tags. No issues.

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 10:17:13pm

re: #137 Dave In Austin

All fixed.

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freetoken  May 21, 2017 • 10:21:24pm
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freetoken  May 21, 2017 • 10:23:59pm

The water horses doing what they always do - nothing:

African Watering Hole Camera powered by EXPLORE.org

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 10:25:39pm

Mayor of New Orleans blew my mind tonight. This speech is absolutely amazing.

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Kragar  May 21, 2017 • 10:26:20pm
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Shiplord Kirel  May 21, 2017 • 10:27:47pm
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BigPapa  May 21, 2017 • 10:33:34pm
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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 10:34:45pm

Facebook Post

Four people died yesterday on Mt. Everest.

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 10:39:22pm

re: #145 teleskiguy

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goddamnedfrank  May 21, 2017 • 10:46:50pm
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JordanRules  May 21, 2017 • 10:46:56pm

re: #141 teleskiguy

Whoa. Thank you for sharing!

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 10:49:17pm

re: #148 JordanRules

I gotta give props to BigPapa, he posted it on Facebook, I saw it, posted it here.

What up, BigPapa? How’s Hawaii ‘n’ stuff?!?

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 10:50:38pm

re: #141 teleskiguy

Mayor of New Orleans blew my mind tonight. This speech is absolutely amazing.

I knew Mitch when he was going to law school at Loyola in New Orleans. Not known by many, he was also a song and dance man, having majored in theater at Catholic University in DC. Great guy, with an excellent voice. He was in many performances during his time in law school.

Also met his sister, Mary. This was around 1984. Used to exercise her horse, Buttermilk, with my girlfriend at the time, who had her insane former thoroughbred, Red, stabled with Mary’s horse. Levees are fine exercise venues for horses. We grazed them in Audobon Park.

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 10:56:52pm

re: #150 austin_blue

Damn, dude.

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 10:57:58pm

re: #151 teleskiguy

Damn, dude.

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It’s a small world, but you wouldn’t want to paint it.

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 10:59:13pm

re: #150 austin_blue

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 11:03:18pm

Fuckin’ Chris Cornell died…

It’s beyond tragic.

Then again, he wrote some dark shit…

…tortured artist…

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BigPapa  May 21, 2017 • 11:05:43pm

re: #149 teleskiguy

What up, BigPapa? How’s Hawaii ‘n’ stuff?!?

Hawaii abides, man.

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2017 • 11:05:48pm
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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 11:07:49pm

re: #153 teleskiguy

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Hope he isn’t up Everest this year. Bad juju going on at that mountain. It’s already an awful year.

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 11:09:20pm

re: #157 austin_blue

He swore off Everest many years ago. He’s an alpinist, not a peak-bagger, though he has bagged many many peaks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2017 • 11:10:14pm

re: #146 teleskiguy

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 11:10:44pm

re: #156 Dave In Austin

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That is so wrong. Funny, but so wrong. And I am totally agnostic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 21, 2017 • 11:11:18pm

re: #67 Stanley Sea

She: an immigrant maid. He: a multimillionaire celebrating Trump’s inaugural. He grabbed her butt. He was convicted

White Genocide!!!

/

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 11:13:30pm

re: #158 teleskiguy

He swore off Everest many years ago. He’s an alpinist, not a peak-bagger, though he has bagged many many peaks.

Good for him! People who chase those peaks are just casualties waiting to happen, no matter their skill.

It’s imminent suicide, every goddam year.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 21, 2017 • 11:14:34pm

re: #96 FormerDirtDart

That whole karma thing can be a real bitch…

Big game hunter crushed to death by elephant after it collapsed on top of him after being fatally sho]

Arizona has its own version:

Man fatally crushed by saguaro

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2017 • 11:14:35pm

re: #160 austin_blue

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The Major  May 21, 2017 • 11:16:14pm
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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 11:17:03pm

re: #164 Dave In Austin

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New Hieronymus Bosch?

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 11:18:17pm

re: #162 austin_blue

It’s imminent suicide, every goddam year.

Believe me, my BIL has the means and money to make Everest happen. He will not do it, at all, and he made that decision in his early 30s, precisely because of *this.*

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2017 • 11:19:24pm

re: #166 austin_blue

Ya think?

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 11:22:18pm

re: #163 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Arizona has its own version:

Man fatally crushed by saguaro

You know, it’s a hard thing to explain to your family when your sibling gets killed by a fucking plant.

“Well, he was just as dumb as a box of rocks.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2017 • 11:22:43pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

I’m not a climbing enthusiast but it seems to be climbing Everest is one of those things people think is really cool to say you did. So a bunch of people who attempt it are just arrogant, underskilled climbers who are looking for a bullet point to add to their resume rather than a genuinely cool climbing experience.

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wheat-dogg  May 21, 2017 • 11:23:07pm

re: #162 austin_blue

Good for him! People who chase those peaks are just casualties waiting to happen, no matter their skill.

It’s imminent suicide, every goddam year.

Many people (non-mountaineers) have gotten into their heads that nearly anyone can climb Everest (Qomolongmafeng 珠穆朗玛峰 as it is known in this part of the world), as long as they have a good guide and the right equipment. So, the number of people trying to climb the mountain has skyrocketed in the last decade, persuaded no doubt by tour operators and news stories of 90-year-old grannies reaching the top. More climbers, more casualties.

Plus, I suspect global warming is screwing with the weather conditions there, so it’s even more treacherous than before.

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2017 • 11:29:57pm

re: #170 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m not a climbing enthusiast but it seems to be climbing Everest is one of those things people think is really cool to say you did. So a bunch of people who attempt it are just arrogant, underskilled climbers who are looking for a bullet point to add to their resume rather than a genuinely cool climbing experience.

A lot of folks who move to Colorado get enamored about the “14ers,” peaks above 14,000 ft. There are 52 or 55 of them, depending on how you judge a mountain top. I put the figure at 54. Those mountains, especially the ones close to the Front Range urban corridor, are crowded on clear summer days. On Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park on a good day in August there can be more than 100 people on the summit in the afternoon (it’s a really big summit, the size of two football fields!).

On the other hand, there’s the 13,000 ft. peaks, my favorite! Because there’s *nobody* around.

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 11:38:00pm

re: #171 wheat-dogg

Many people (non-mountaineers) have gotten into their heads that nearly anyone can climb Everest (Qomolongmafeng 珠穆朗玛峰 as it is known in this part of the world), as long as they have a good guide and the right equipment. So, the number of people trying to climb the mountain has skyrocketed in the last decade, persuaded no doubt by tour operators and news stories of 90-year-old grannies reaching the top. More climbers, more casualties.

Plus, I suspect global warming is screwing with the weather conditions there, so it’s even more treacherous than before.

(NB: I’m a scientist and absolutely believe in AGW.)

Fuck global warming. They are climbing up to a 29,000’+ piece of rock to grab a slice of history, where the weather has *always* been as as unstable as a paranoid schizophrenic off his meds.

Reminds me of this:

Deer Hunter - Russian roulette scene HD

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wheat-dogg  May 21, 2017 • 11:50:49pm

re: #173 austin_blue

(NB: I’m a scientist and absolutely believe in AGW.)

Fuck global warming. They are climbing up to a 29,000’+ piece of rock to grab a slice of history, where the weather has *always* been as as unstable as a paranoid schizophrenic off his meds.

Reminds me of this:

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Also very true.

I’ve watched a number of motivational talks by supposedly ordinary people who have done incredible feats, like skiing toward the South Pole or climbing Everest as a blind person. Their message is usually something like, “If I can do it, so can you.” But they rarely emphasize the amount of preparation and support necessary to undertake a major adventure like that, or if they do, their listeners gloss over that information. So, ordinary people have got it in their heads that climbing Mount Everest or skiing across Antarctica is No Big Deal, as long as you have the resources and the right attitude. It’s not quite that simple.

As for me, climbing to the top of Everest would be really very cool, a grand adventure, but my other goal is to live long enough to see my granddaughter graduate college. Somehow, these two objectives clash with one another. So, I’m sticking with the second goal, tyvm.

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austin_blue  May 21, 2017 • 11:57:21pm

Time for the rack. Night all! Sweet scaly dreams.

Will Drumpf shake off his jet lag tomorrow? Will it matter?

So low energy…

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BlueSpotinAL  May 22, 2017 • 12:28:04am

re: #128 wheat-dogg

Now that Trump has touched the Glowing Orb of Destiny, are we now free of radical Islamic terrah? Because, y’know, I like cower in fear every day in my flat, afraid that radical Ismalic terrahrists will parachute into central China and haul me away to some terrah camp.

I was brave enough to go into the Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, so there. If any lizards ever get the chance, go there, after dark.

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teleskiguy  May 22, 2017 • 12:29:00am

Here’s a mountaineering picture of mine from a few years ago. Huron Peak in Colorado. It is actually much easier to climb these mountains when they’re covered in snow, and you can descend very quickly!

Instagram

Extreme skiing opportunities on the east side of Huron Peak. I was salivating!

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Dave In Austin  May 22, 2017 • 12:56:54am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2017 • 12:58:06am

re: #177 teleskiguy

See now that there looks like my idea of a good climbing experience.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 1:04:11am

re: #115 wheat-dogg

Wingnut is repeating a meme from the campaign, which was wrong then as now. The wall around Vatican City was built in the 9th century to protect the Pope from invaders, but now is open to pedestrians everywhere around its perimeter.

Point is, they have to attack anyone who attacks Trump, even the Pope, with the most porous of arguments…like the Vatican wall

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 1:15:07am

re: #174 wheat-dogg

Also very true.

I’ve watched a number of motivational talks by supposedly ordinary people who have done incredible feats, like skiing toward the South Pole or climbing Everest as a blind person. Their message is usually something like, “If I can do it, so can you.” But they rarely emphasize the amount of preparation and support necessary to undertake a major adventure like that, or if they do, their listeners gloss over that information. So, ordinary people have got it in their heads that climbing Mount Everest or skiing across Antarctica is No Big Deal, as long as you have the resources and the right attitude. It’s not quite that simple.

We got a lot of that in the 80’s: the notion that success was mainly a matter of attitude and looking and acting successful. As if the attitude enough were sufficient. So a lot of people assumed that if they just snorted enough coke, they would look energetic, active, confident and successful and thus be successful.

And a few were, at least for a short time, and that served as inspiration for more idiots.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 1:19:15am

re: #123 Dave In Austin

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Because those walls did such a good job stopping Victor Emmanuel II.

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 1:20:13am

Shameless Page Promotion because I am Shameless:

Nebraska Democrat Kills Death Penalty Drug Secrecy Bill

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 1:21:24am

re: #176 BlueSpotinAL

I was brave enough to go into the Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, so there. If any lizards ever get the chance, go there, after dark.

And eat the food!

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 1:31:44am

re: #176 BlueSpotinAL

I was brave enough to go into the Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, so there. If any lizards ever get the chance, go there, after dark.

During my time in the Navy, I had liberty in four Muslim-majority nations. I thoroughly enjoyed those visits. The people treated me well, the food and atmospheres were fantastic. Those were some of my most-interesting port visits and I am very glad I had those opportunities:

Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Turkey.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 2:04:15am

re: #44 KGxvi

I was also partial to Andromeda. Except the last season. That was as much an abomination as the last season of Lost. Never really got into Babylon 5. Watched it, just not a big fan

I actually thought the last season of Andromeda was better than the fourth. Of course, I have the fourth season on DVD and never could even get through it because I thought it was so bad.

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 2:44:54am

Off-topic:

So yesterday afternoon I met with the village clerk and the other village trustee that went to water operator school with me, so we could learn how to properly draw water samples for testing.

It turned out the state sent a list of places to be sampled (all our sampling stations, plus several properties in town).

We then spent two hours in the village clerk’s office pouring over the village map trying to figure out where they got the addresses of homes we were supposed to sample.

It turned out about 3/4 of the addresses the state gave us don’t exist. I’m not sure how we are supposed to get water samples from non-existent homes or businesses.

Call scheduled to the state in the morning to ask WTF.

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2017 • 3:24:35am

re: #127 Stanley Sea

All the wrong kinds of political correctness must die. Ours is okay.

What they really mean.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 4:15:41am

re: #127 Stanley Sea

…..also the tag line, political correctness must die.

Kind of a flag.

a meaningless subjective term that they employ whenever they want to defend their own boorish rudeness and racial dogwhistles or shout down those who take them to task for their deeds and utterances.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 4:17:26am

re: #124 wheat-dogg

My sophomores are doing presentations this month and next, and this slide popped up today during one team’s project, “Interesting Facts about America.” I had to talk to them afterward to address the inconsistencies and the doubtful source material.

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Well, some of the details are correct. There was a free black man named Anthony Johnson, who had been an indentured servant from Angola. He was alive in the late 1600s, had a tobacco farm, and did in fact have an indentured servant named John Casor. Casor took Johnson to court, arguing he was an indentured servant forced to work past his indenture. The court ruled in his favor, and he then went to work for another man. Johnson then sued Casor’s new employer, and the court ruled in Johnson’s favor, stating that Casor had violated the terms of his indenture and had to forfeit his freedom.
en.wikipedia.org

The trouble with the slide, apart from the fake history of Johnson being the “father of American slavery,” is the engraving (or photo — it’s hard to tell) accompanying it. Real historical website sites have no photos or images of Anthony Johnson, because in the late 1600s, there were certainly no cameras. The man in the image is dressed like someone from the mid-1800s, and is most certainly not Anthony Johnson.

I explained to the students that they need to check the reliability of their sources before citing them, and pointed out that in any event, there were no cameras in 1654. I’m also pretty sure that engraved portraits were not common at all during that time, except among the very rich.

The photo is 19th-Century anti-slavery activist Lewis Hayden.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 4:25:56am

YIKES

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 4:26:52am

When they said they would be downsizing some salaried white-collar workers, they weren’t kidding around.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 4:46:11am

What a reprehensible country we live in where Billy Bush is the one forced to do an apology tour.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 4:48:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 4:49:17am

re: #194 Timothy Watson

The dabber Nazi is going to have to go somewhere else to work out:
Alexandria gym cancels white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership after he is confronted by Georgetown professor

he can work out by lifting and moving Confederate monuments…

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 5:00:05am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 5:01:54am

HEY CBS: They are not in Tel Aviv.

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 5:02:20am

re: #190 The Vicious Babushka

The photo is 19th-Century anti-slavery activist Lewis Hayden.

Aaahh! Thank you! I thought someone here would know who he was. I tried to identify him, but had no luck.

So I guessed right. He’s wearing mid-19th century style clothing, and it’s a photo, not an engraving.

As an amateur historian and former reporter, it really pisses me off when racists and nutjobs corrupt history and facts to suit their vile purposes. Thing is, they are so transparently wrong about it, it’s not hard to catch the mistakes if you’re skeptical enough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 5:05:36am

re: #198 wheat-dogg

As an amateur historian and former reporter, it really pisses me off when racists and nutjobs corrupt history and facts to suit their vile purposes. Thing is, they are so transparently wrong about it, it’s not hard to catch the mistakes if you’re skeptical enough.

They simply believe that they are in possession of a Higher Truth, which makes mere details like historical or scientific facts irrelevant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 5:06:58am

Political correctness must be lynched!

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 5:07:41am

Something I really hate: Waking up in the middle of the night with your body clock screaming at you that you’ve been asleep too long. You jump out of bed, thinking you must have missed your alarm, to look at the clock and see you still have two hours before you have to get up.

Happened to me twice last night. Ugh.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 5:09:35am

re: #201 Timothy Watson

Something I really hate: Waking up in the middle of the night with your body clock screaming at you that you’ve been asleep too long. You jump out of bed, thinking you must have missed your alarm, to look at the clock and see you still have two hours before you have to get up.

Happened to me twice last night. Ugh.

That is a regular occurrence for me. I always check my clock first, especially now that it is getting light very early.

It is perfectly normal for us to awaken in the middle of the night: an atavism from the days when we needed to awaken and check for predators in the vicinity, and then go back to sleep until light…

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 5:11:46am

re: #199 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They simply believe that they are in possession of a Higher Truth, which makes mere details like historical or scientific facts irrelevant.

Quite so. Try arguing with a creationist sometime.

Better yet. Don’t even try.

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ipsos  May 22, 2017 • 5:12:05am

re: #194 Timothy Watson

The dabber Nazi is going to have to go somewhere else to work out:
Alexandria gym cancels white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership after he is confronted by Georgetown professor

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 5:15:43am

re: #201 Timothy Watson

Something I really hate: Waking up in the middle of the night with your body clock screaming at you that you’ve been asleep too long. You jump out of bed, thinking you must have missed your alarm, to look at the clock and see you still have two hours before you have to get up.

Happened to me twice last night. Ugh.

That happens to me if I go to bed too early (for me), like 10 pm. Six hours later, I’m awake, a full four hours before I have class. So, now I figure I’ll just stay up later, and still get six hours sleep, but awaking closer to my work time.

I suppose a real go-getter would just get out of bed at 4 am and do a crap load of work, or something. That’s not me.

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 5:17:22am

re: #204 ipsos

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That’s a really cool ipsos fact-o!

{sorry, I’ll go stand in the corner for a bit.}

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 5:21:37am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 5:23:00am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 5:23:58am

re: #203 wheat-dogg

Quite so. Try arguing with a creationist sometime.

Better yet. Don’t even try.

All we can do is to try and limit the amount of damage they can do…

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 5:25:49am

re: #204 ipsos

“I said, ‘Of course you are, so not only are you a Nazi — you are a cowardly Nazi,’ “

“Cowardly Nazi” is redundant.

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 5:26:43am

So, what would be the RW response to this little creature? Avicularia versicolor Image: 92efe29fb994e0b4f2fe5ede1ac399f0.jpg

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 5:27:51am

re: #211 Teukka

So, what would be the RW response to this little creature? Avicularia versicolor Image: 92efe29fb994e0b4f2fe5ede1ac399f0.jpg

The same as mine: RUN

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 5:38:19am

re: #213 Dr. Matt

did she just slap his hand away?

she most obviously refused to take it as was offered…imagine the RW press reaction to Michelle doing that to Obama…

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Jay C  May 22, 2017 • 5:41:01am

re: #207 Dr. Matt

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So Trump is apparently making knee-jerk Iran-bashing the centerpiece of his ME trip?
How Presidential…

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 5:41:45am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

did she just slap his hand away?

she most obviously refused to take it as was offered…imagine the RW press reaction to Michelle doing that to Obama…

I remember the conservative media’s reaction when Michelle gave Barack some side-eye because she didn’t like a joke he told about their personal relationship.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 5:43:26am

Wow. Wow. Wow.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 5:45:55am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

did she just slap his hand away?

she most obviously refused to take it as was offered…imagine the RW press reaction to Michelle doing that to Obama…

Every time I see this photo, the only thing I can think is “What if this was Obama?” The rw freak out and media outrage would be defeaning.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 5:46:49am

re: #215 Jay C

So Trump is apparently making knee-jerk Iran-bashing the centerpiece of his ME trip?
How Presidential…

And just days after Rouhani, the “moderate”, won the Iranian presidential election with 57.13% of the vote. Of course, the Russians were allegedly backing Raisi, so it makes sense that Trump would attack Rouhani and Iran.

Also, no word on Rouhani’s electoral college margins.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 5:47:23am

re: #217 Dr. Matt

Wow. Wow. Wow.

Wilbur Ross says on CNBC: “There was not a single hint of a protester” in Saudi Arabia during Trump’s visit.

Wilbur is certainly aware that Saudi Arabia is a feudal hereditary monarchy that imprisons dissidents…he just assumes that a lot of his viewership is unaware of that.

From Wiki:

Human rights in Saudi Arabia are intended to be based on the Hanbali Islamic religious laws under absolute rule of the Saudi royal family.
The very strict regime ruling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is consistently ranking among the “worst of the worst” in Freedom House’s annual survey of political and civil rights.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 5:48:26am

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wilbur is certainly aware that Saudi Arabia is a feudal hereditary monarchy that imprisons dissidents…he just assumes that a lot of his viewership is unaware of that.

From Wiki:

Human rights in Saudi Arabia are intended to be based on the Hanbali Islamic religious laws under absolute rule of the Saudi royal family.
The very strict regime ruling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is consistently ranking among the “worst of the worst” in Freedom House’s annual survey of political and civil rights.

But most people watching CNBC know better, right? Did he get his Fox News talking points confused with his CNBC ones or was he just winging it?

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I cannot.  May 22, 2017 • 5:51:38am
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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 5:53:53am

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 5:54:17am

That magical orb moment is priceless.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 5:59:11am

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Everyone surrounding Trump is fact challenged.

You’ve got Trump off-mike saying that he had just visited the Middle East, after arriving in Israel.

Israel is part of the Middle East.

Wilbur Ross’s dumbassery about protesters being absent from the Saudi leg of Trump’s trip, even though Saudi Arabia is an authoritarian/totalitarian regime that doesn’t tolerate dissent.

Then you’ve got this nitwit:

It’s dumbassery all the way down.

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Joe Bacon  May 22, 2017 • 5:59:39am

re: #218 Dr. Matt

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Every time I see this photo, the only thing I can think is “What if this was Obama?” The rw freak out and media outrage would be defeaning.

If Obama or Hillary did that, Fox would be in total meltdown mode.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 6:00:24am

re: #218 Dr. Matt

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Every time I see this photo, the only thing I can think is “What if this was Obama?” The rw freak out and media outrage would be defeaning.

Obama had staffers smart enough to realize what a disaster the photo-op would have been, Trump, on the other…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 6:02:30am

re: #221 Timothy Watson

But most people watching CNBC know better, right? Did he get his Fox News talking points confused with his CNBC ones or was he just winging it?

This is the converse of the Mohammed caricatures kerfuffle some 10 years ago: the people who agitated the masses were well aware that there is freedom of the press in countries like Denmark: the government does not dictate or approve the content of its newspapers.

But they had the masses worked up against the Danish government for “allowing” the caricatures to be published, because the uneducated masses in the Islamic world assumed (based on their own experience) that anything published there was dictated or approved by the state.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 6:03:29am

re: #227 Timothy Watson

Obama had staffers smart enough to realize what a disaster the photo-op would have been, Trump, on the other…

…hand knows that he has people who will spin it and make it sound like a great thing. Hugely.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 6:04:04am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the gloomy and overcast NYC metro area.

Trump’s in Israel, which means that Netenyahu’s doing his best to suck up to Trump even though Trump’s actions undermined Israeli national security and a key intel asset on Islamic State (undermining US national security). He’s trying to give Trump the kind of showy pageantry that the Saudis did, but that just isn’t how Israel works (or Israelis do things).

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jeffreyw  May 22, 2017 • 6:04:38am

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Good morning!

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 6:06:06am

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wilbur is certainly aware that Saudi Arabia is a feudal hereditary monarchy that imprisons dissidents…he just assumes that a lot of his viewership is unaware of that.

From Wiki:

Human rights in Saudi Arabia are intended to be based on the Hanbali Islamic religious laws under absolute rule of the Saudi royal family.
The very strict regime ruling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is consistently ranking among the “worst of the worst” in Freedom House’s annual survey of political and civil rights.

Saudi Arabia is the new Freedom-loving, supporter of American Values.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 6:06:11am

So now it appears there’s a rage furby connection to Weiner? I don’t need or want to know more…I just want this story to die a quick death. But if CCJ got charged with criminal conspiracy that wouldn’t ruin my day.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 6:07:55am

re: #231 jeffreyw

Good morning!

I can haz shrimpy fishies?

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Jay C  May 22, 2017 • 6:09:05am

re: #230 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the gloomy and overcast NYC metro area.

Trump’s in Israel, which means that Netenyahu’s doing his best to suck up to Trump even though Trump’s actions undermined Israeli national security and a key intel asset on Islamic State (undermining US national security). He’s trying to give Trump the kind of showy pageantry that the Saudis did, but that just isn’t how Israel works (or Israelis do things).

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True this: Israelis’ notions of a “showy pageant” for Trump are more likely to be a raucous street demonstration with rude signs (often directed at each other).

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SteelPH  May 22, 2017 • 6:11:16am

re: #231 jeffreyw

Good morning!

What’s so good about it?
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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 6:16:41am

re: #233 darthstar

So now it appears there’s a rage furby connection to Weiner? I don’t need or want to know more…I just want this story to die a quick death. But if CCJ got charged with criminal conspiracy that wouldn’t ruin my day.

I missed this nwes. Do tell.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 22, 2017 • 6:16:47am

Good Morning. Woke to news of a plague of Great White sharks spotted very near the beaches of OC. Trump is in the Middle east. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 6:17:35am

re: #238 Unshaken Defiance

Good Morning. Woke to news of a plague of Great White sharks spotted very near the beaches of OC. Trump is in the Middle east. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
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OC?

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 6:19:35am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

OC?

Orange County, I believe.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 22, 2017 • 6:19:39am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

OC?

Orange County.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 6:20:13am

re: #237 wheat-dogg

I missed this nwes. Do tell.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 6:20:20am

Never mind, it’s fake.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 6:20:28am

re: #241 Unshaken Defiance

Orange County.

Outer California

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 6:21:30am

re: #243 The Vicious Babushka

Trump entourage food order for Israel. Definitely not kosher. Just imagine if Obama submitted this food list.

Stop sabotaging our U.S. president you America-hating libtard!

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Unshaken Defiance  May 22, 2017 • 6:22:02am

re: #244 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I forget how local a term that is until I post on a blog with folks from everywhere. :-)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 6:22:18am

re: #243 The Vicious Babushka

Trump entourage food order for Israel. Definitely not kosher. Just imagine if Obama submitted this food list.

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I assume this is a gag…Electoral college maps?

“pealed” eggs?

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 6:23:26am

re: #243 The Vicious Babushka

Trump entourage food order for Israel. Definitely not kosher. Just imagine if Obama submitted this food list.

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It’s also what he served at his last State Dinner.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 6:24:14am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 6:24:21am

Never mind, the menu is fake.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 6:24:48am

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 6:29:17am

re: #250 The Vicious Babushka

Never mind, the menu is fake.

It is humorous and sadly enough, I could see Trump specifying those sort of things.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 6:29:31am

Look at Cheeto Pendejo milking this photo op for all it’s worth. Bigly.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 6:31:06am
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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 6:36:31am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

Is that true? I’d swear another president had done it before.

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 6:37:43am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

It is humorous and sadly enough, I could see Trump specifying those sort of things.

Same here.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 6:39:53am

re: #255 wheat-dogg

Is that true? I’d swear another president had done it before.

Several have gone pre- and post-presidency, but never while in office according to Times of Israel:
timesofisrael.com

H.W. Bush went while VP. Laura Bush went while W. was President.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 6:41:41am

re: #255 wheat-dogg

Is that true? I’d swear another president had done it before.

He’s grabbing that cleft in the wall like it’s a…(you can fill in the rest)

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 6:41:41am

re: #242 darthstar

And Rage Furby’s the one who helped facilitate this attack campaign:

A WhoWhatWhy investigation has uncovered numerous substantive falsehoods and mischaracterizations — raising doubts about a case that changed the 2016 election and American history:

• The girl was presented in news accounts — and Weiner’s plea deal — as being 15 at the time, that is, under the age of consent in her state. She was not.

• Weiner’s victim and her family were not, as represented, Clinton fans — they actually were strong Trump enthusiasts. Her story was trusted in part because she was characterized as having no axe to grind with Clinton or the Democrats.

• Weiner’s “sexting” partner was not simply a victim. Contrary to tabloid accounts, she initiated the contact with Weiner. And she went out of her way to seek advice from a GOP-associated figure behind prior efforts to harm Weiner and other Democrats.


It was Leathers, and another curious figure, Charles C. “Chuck” Johnson, an infamous alt-right cyber provocateur, who teamed up to put the girl in contact with the Daily Mail. (Johnson would later claim in an interview with WhoWhatWhy that he was also responsible for a group of Bill Clinton sexual accusers appearing at the October 9 debate — which was intended to rattle Hillary Clinton and generated enthusiastic coverage by pro-Trump media.)

Johnson is wired into a network of high-ranking Trump confidantes, including Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel and Blackwater Mercenary Group founder Erik Prince, and Steve Bannon. He is especially close to Prince, who has allies across law enforcement including the FBI, telling WhoWhatWhy that the two are “friends” who speak “once a week.”

We asked Johnson about the possibility that unnamed others were involved in setting Weiner up, or “catfishing” him, to harm Clinton. Johnson replied, perhaps self-servingly, that he himself had some doubts about the story as reported by the media, but had relied on Daily Mail reporter Alana Goodman to vet the information:

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 6:42:08am

re: #257 Timothy Watson

Several have gone pre- and post-presidency, but never while in office according to Times of Israel:
timesofisrael.com

H.W. Bush went while VP. Laura Bush went while W. was President.

It’s that damned Mandela Effect again!

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 6:44:05am

Pouring down rain here now. It’s been threatening to rain all day.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 6:46:05am

Okay…so I’m downstairs in the kitchen making my wife some tea - I call it nudi-tea because I don’t tend to put any clothes on until I have to and the housekeeper lets herself in (we’re on vacation renting a house in Conchas Chinas)…needless to say I politely asked her to wait outside for about 10 seconds while I made a dash for the stairs.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 6:46:44am

re: #261 wheat-dogg

Pouring down rain here now. It’s been threatening to rain all day.

At least it’s not threatening anymore.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 6:54:45am

Flynn’s found himself a 5th Amendment solution, as is his right under the Constitution.

It wont help him in the long run though. His goose is cooked, as is everyone else he’ll name in any eventual plea deal (and if he’s smart, he’ll work out some kind of deal).

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 6:58:46am

re: #264 lawhawk

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Flynn’s found himself a 5th Amendment solution, as is his right under the Constitution.

It wont help him in the long run though. His goose is cooked, as is everyone else he’ll name in any eventual plea deal (and if he’s smart, he’ll work out some kind of deal).

His is but the first 5th we’ll get to drink. There will be many 5ths to follow, as well as a healthy serving of “I don’t recall”

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 6:59:19am

re: #264 lawhawk

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Flynn’s found himself a 5th Amendment solution, as is his right under the Constitution.

It wont help him in the long run though. His goose is cooked, as is everyone else he’ll name in any eventual plea deal (and if he’s smart, he’ll work out some kind of deal).

Another shining example of the party of personal responsibility.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 7:00:29am
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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 7:02:23am

re: #264 lawhawk

Flynn’s found himself a 5th Amendment solution, as is his right under the Constitution.

It wont help him in the long run though. His goose is cooked, as is everyone else he’ll name in any eventual plea deal (and if he’s smart, he’ll work out some kind of deal).

What a fountain of Truth and Courage this Flynn is.

Nope, no scandal here, please move along everyone.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 7:03:18am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 22, 2017 • 7:03:59am

re: #204 ipsos

But, but, they can fat shame the libtard, so they musta won.

She sounds like a great lady. I approve.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 7:05:32am

Melania does more for our nation from her elbow down than Trump does with his entire administration. Slapping his hand away, nudging him to salute the Anthem… They should chisel her forearm on Mt. Rushmore.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 7:06:28am

re: #264 lawhawk

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Flynn’s found himself a 5th Amendment solution, as is his right under the Constitution.

It wont help him in the long run though. His goose is cooked, as is everyone else he’ll name in any eventual plea deal (and if he’s smart, he’ll work out some kind of deal).

Which (again) goes to show that the whole “offer” to testify in exchange for immunity was a ploy, Flynn’s lawyer trying to get him away from further scrutiny by offering only enough to satisfy Congressional Republicans. Now that the probe has gone deeper and begun to hit pay dirt, he’s suddenly not so interested in testifying.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 7:11:37am

re: #267 darthstar

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Have they set a date for Comey yet?

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 7:12:30am

re: #271 darthstar

Melania does more for our nation from her elbow down than Trump does with his entire administration. Slapping his hand away, nudging him to salute the Anthem… They should chisel her forearm on Mt. Rushmore.

She probably knows her Constitution and American history better than Donnie Two Scoops, if she studied for the naturalization exam.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 7:13:52am

re: #273 Timothy Watson

Have they set a date for Comey yet?

I have no idea.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 7:15:02am

re: #273 Timothy Watson

After Memorial Day.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 7:15:30am
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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 7:16:09am

re: #273 Timothy Watson

re: #275 darthstar

The hearing will be scheduled after the Memorial Day holiday.

independent.co.uk

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 7:19:08am

re: #277 darthstar

YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN THAT!

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 7:19:37am

A tweet for every occasion…

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 7:20:57am

re: #280 darthstar

A tweet for every occasion…

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Sometimes more than one tweet for every occasion…

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 7:20:58am

re: #280 darthstar

A tweet for every occasion…

Now is completely different because Witch-hunt.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 22, 2017 • 7:22:13am

“The mob takes the Fifth Amendment. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

Guess who?

mcclatchydc.com

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 7:25:33am

re: #281 darthstar

Sometimes more than one tweet for every occasion…

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Chaser:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the “astounding” number of times Pagliano pled the Fifth “is another reminder of how much she has to hide and how serious the FBI’s criminal investigation really is.”

“Clinton’s extraordinarily reckless conduct and dishonest attempts to avoid accountability do not fit the profile of someone worthy of the highest office in the land,” Priebus added in a statement. “Clinton’s actions in this case alone are disqualifying and her aide’s stonewalling today is just a prelude to the kind of White House she would run.”

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 7:25:43am
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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 7:27:39am

re: #285 lawhawk

Did Trump’s new guy side with NC?

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 7:27:53am

re: #285 lawhawk

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What’s that sound I hear? A vaguely squishy sound?

Why, it’s the sound of the GOP collectively shitting itself, that’s what it is. And I can hear it all the way over here in Europe.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 7:28:46am

re: #286 darthstar

Did Trump’s new guy side with NC?

Was decided before he joined:

Indeed. Thomas, Breyer, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor joined Kagan in full.

Alito concurred in part and dissented in part, joined by Kennedy and Roberts.

via SCOTUSblog’s live blog.

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Belafon  May 22, 2017 • 7:29:16am

re: #285 lawhawk

Did Roberts leave room for them to come back with a better argument, not better maps?

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 7:29:42am

re: #286 darthstar

Did Trump’s new guy side with NC?

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that racial considerations pervaded the way North Carolina lawmakers drew congressional maps after the 2010 Census in order to maximize Republicans’ advantage.

The 5-3 ruling, written by Justice Elena Kagan, was the latest in a series of decisions by the justices against the excessive use of race in redistricting, the decennial process of drawing new district lines for Congress and state legislatures.

Justice Samuel Alito dissented in part from the ruling, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The high court in March demanded additional lower court review of 11 Virginia state legislature districts that Republicans designed with at least 55% black voting-age populations. That followed a decision against Alabama’s state legislative districts in 2015.

It was a 5-3 ruling; sounds like Gorusch wasn’t involved.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2017 • 7:30:32am

re: #290 Dr Lizardo

So with him it would have been 5-4 no doubt.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 7:33:40am

re: #288 Timothy Watson

What’s interesting there is that Thomas sided with Kagan, RBG, Souter, and Sotomayor and not Kennedy as is usual.

Alito also dissented in part.

The net effect is still the same, GOP gaming the electoral map by gerrymandering districts is struck down.

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 7:33:45am

It’s raining hard enough now that we’re sure to hear reports of mudslides tomorrow. Not locally, but out in the more rural areas.

It’s become an electrical storm, so I hope the power

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{Fooled you!}

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doesn’t go out.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 7:33:48am
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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 7:38:08am
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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2017 • 7:39:03am

re: #217 Dr. Matt

Wow. Wow. Wow.

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It’s almost like they don’t have that right or something!

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2017 • 7:41:10am

Wondering why Gorsuch didn’t participate. I’m glad he didn’t as he is an illegitimate SCOTUS appointment, but I’m curious.

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 7:42:44am

re: #297 GlutenFreeJesus

Wondering why Gorsuch didn’t participate. I’m glad he didn’t as he is an illegitimate SCOTUS appointment, but I’m curious.

The case was heard before he was seated as an Associate Justice.

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bratwurst  May 22, 2017 • 7:42:48am
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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 7:42:54am

re: #294 lawhawk

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The entire Seth Rich CT is built around “I heard a rumor…” Seriously, that’s what the “detective” effectively said last week, that his “investigation” was based largely upon what the media was saying.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 7:43:00am

re: #297 GlutenFreeJesus

Wondering why Gorsuch didn’t participate. I’m glad he didn’t as he is an illegitimate SCOTUS appointment, but I’m curious.

Arguments were in December 2016.

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 7:43:15am

re: #294 lawhawk

Democrats-Media Russian Conspiracy Theories Terrible and Fake News but Seth Ritch-Hillary-DNC Conspiracy Theories Totes True and Confirmed FACT.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 7:44:31am

re: #299 bratwurst

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Uh, Dave, I would totally argue against a two-state solution if one side or the other were getting totally screwed in the deal.

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 7:45:40am

re: #302 Sir John Barron

Democrats-Media Russian Conspiracy Theories Terrible and Fake News but Seth Ritch-Hillary-DNC Conspiracy Theories Totes True and Confirmed FACT.

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Confirmation bias writ large. Sociology and psychology majors will have a treasure trove of historical data to write dissertations on for decades to come.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 7:47:12am

TRUMP: So Bibi, if we move the US Embassy to Jerusalem can you move the Western Wall to Tel Aviv? We’ll call it a deal!

BIBI: Fuck you

ABBAS: Fuck you sideways & upside down

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 7:49:23am

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

TRUMP: So Bibi, if we move the US Embassy to Jerusalem can you move the Western Wall to Tel Aviv? We’ll call it a deal!

BIBI: Fuck you

ABBAS: Fuck you sideways & upside down

I’ll build the biggest, most beautiful, wall in Tel Aviv if you give up the one in Jerusalem!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 7:51:11am

TRUMP: OK how about we move the Western Wall to Tel Aviv and I build the most beautiful golf course on the Temple Mount!

BIBI (to Abbas): Fuck this guy

ABBAS: Yeah why don’t you and me get together and figure this thing out without him.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 7:52:45am

re: #307 The Vicious Babushka

TRUMP: OK how about we move the Western Wall to Tel Aviv and I build the most beautiful golf course on the Temple Mount!

BIBI (to Abbas): Fuck this guy

ABBAS: Yeah why don’t you and me get together and figure this thing out without him.

News headline: “President Trump Does Impossible, Brings Israelis and Palestinians Together.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2017 • 7:53:37am

re: #298 wheat-dogg

Ah yeah. Shoulda figured that out. Good.

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sagehen  May 22, 2017 • 7:54:36am
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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 7:55:03am

re: #299 bratwurst

The Saudis have occasionally thrown out the idea of a peace plan.

Israel repeatedly rejects it because it would effectively mean the end of Israel as a Jewish homeland.

Oslo makes it clear that the final status is to be negotiated between the parties - Israel and Palestinians.

Nothing stops the Saudis from making peace with Israel, except that it isn’t in their interest to do so. They need to continue funding instability that undermines their regional rivals.

Same thing with Iran, Lebanon, Syria, etc. They could follow Egyptian and Jordanian route, but refuse to do so, because it wouldn’t play well with the generations of inhabitants indoctrinated on the hate of Israel’s very existence, even though a peace deal would help everyone in the long run. The regimes play on fears, and they’re content with the status quo - same as with Bibi in Israel. Abbas is content too with the status quo. He gets the PA funding and a measure of stability, without having to do the heavy work required to make peace; Hamas likewise is currently okay with the cold war (lack of active violence), without a peace deal. No reason for them to change their position, including bringing elections that might show people are tired of the ongoing situation.

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 7:56:32am

Five Decades Before Trump, the New EPA Truly Made America Great Again

The legacy of Ruckelshaus’ first 100 days laid the foundation for the agency’s growth and the subsequent passage of pivotal environmental legislation over the following years. During his tenure, he saw the enactment of the Clean Water Act and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, as well as the reauthorization of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Following his departure in 1973, the momentum continued with the passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974, the Toxic Substances Control Act in 1976, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act in 1976, among others.

A decade after stepping down, Ruckelshaus was asked by President Ronald Reagan to return. The first 28 months of the Reagan administration had proved disastrous for the EPA. Under Administrator Anne Gorsuch, the mother of recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the agency suffered deep budget and staff cuts, scandals, investigations, and even a key official’s imprisonment — all of which triggered increasing public outrage. Ruckelshaus took over and revived the flagging organization.

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 7:59:05am

Listening to Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson.

I didn’t realize that the cost Woodrow Wilson put on the US entering WWI was the end of colonialism

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 7:59:35am

re: #313 Birth Control Works

Five Decades Before Trump, the New EPA Truly Made America Great Again

Under Administrator Anne Gorsuch, the mother of recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the agency suffered deep budget and staff cuts, scandals, investigations, and even a key official’s imprisonment — all of which triggered increasing public outrage. Ruckelshaus took over and revived the flagging organization.

always wondered why that name seemed familiar…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 8:00:19am

re: #314 Birth Control Works

Listening to Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson.

I didn’t realize that the cost Woodrow Wilson put on the US entering WWI was the end of colonialism

well, it sort of worked… but took WW2 plus about 20 years to finally really shut it all down…

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 8:00:29am

Will Trump bow down to his fascist friends in Turkey?

American and Turkish officials have provided directly contrasting versions of how the violence unfolded. Local police officials said the Turkish guards savagely attacked a peaceful protest outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence as Erdogan was visiting, in a bout of violence that was captured in detail on video. Turkish diplomats, though, criticized the local police for failing to quell an “unpermitted” and “provocative” demonstration.

The Turkish foreign ministry’s statement on Monday went even further, criticizing “the inability of U.S. authorities to take sufficient precautions at every stage of the official program.” And it demanded that the United States conduct a “full investigation of this diplomatic incident and provide the necessary explanation.”

washingtonpost.com

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:00:38am

re: #311 lawhawk

The Saudis have occasionally thrown out the idea of a peace plan.

Israel repeatedly rejects it because it would effectively mean the end of Israel as a Jewish homeland.

Oslo makes it clear that the final status is to be negotiated between the parties - Israel and Palestinians.

Nothing stops the Saudis from making peace with Israel, except that it isn’t in their interest to do so. They need to continue funding instability that undermines their regional rivals.

Same thing with Iran, Lebanon, Syria, etc. They could follow Egyptian and Jordanian route, but refuse to do so, because it wouldn’t play well with the generations of inhabitants indoctrinated on the hate of Israel’s very existence, even though a peace deal would help everyone in the long run. The regimes play on fears, and they’re content with the status quo - same as with Bibi in Israel. Abbas is content too with the status quo. He gets the PA funding and a measure of stability, without having to do the heavy work required to make peace; Hamas likewise is currently okay with the cold war (lack of active violence), without a peace deal. No reason for them to change their position, including bringing elections that might show people are tired of the ongoing situation.

Years ago on CSPAN I watched a diplomat from KSA say that the price of peace in the Middle East was Jerusalem.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 8:00:44am
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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:01:58am

re: #315 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Under Administrator Anne Gorsuch, the mother of recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the agency suffered deep budget and staff cuts, scandals, investigations, and even a key official’s imprisonment — all of which triggered increasing public outrage. Ruckelshaus took over and revived the flagging organization.

always wondered why that name seemed familiar…

Yeah, I thought that was interesting.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 8:02:41am
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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 8:03:17am

Seth Rich was murdered nearly 12 months ago. JUST NOW the nazi right/fox “news” idiots are pushing assinie conspiracy theories as a feeble attempt to distract from Trump-Russia.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 8:03:39am

re: #320 Birth Control Works

Yeah, I thought that was interesting.

My mom’s cousin is a EPA lifer. The older folks there remember Anne Gorsuch the way we remember our worst bosses. Yet another Republican put in charge of an agency they had no regard for.

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:03:48am
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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 8:04:05am

re: #322 Dr. Matt

Seth Rich was murdered nearly 12 months ago. JUST NOW the nazi right/fox “news” idiots are pushing assinie conspiracy theories as a feeble attempt to distraction from Trump-Russia.

It couldn’t be more obvious.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 8:04:24am

re: #322 Dr. Matt

Seth Rich was murdered nearly 12 months ago. JUST NOW the nazi right/fox “news” idiots are pushing assinie conspiracy theories as a feeble attempt to distraction from Trump-Russia.

Well, they’ve been pushing the theory for awhile, although they kicked it up to 11 to distract the wingnuts from Russia.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 8:05:59am

re: #326 Timothy Watson

Well, they’ve been pushing the theory for awhile, although they kicked it up to 11 to distract the wingnuts from Russia.

Ayep, from the moment that Assange declared that Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks, the CT has been alive amongst the wingnuts. It’s only been rekindled in recent days due to the tidal wave of bad news for Trump.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 8:06:30am

re: #314 Birth Control Works

Listening to Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson.

I didn’t realize that the cost Woodrow Wilson put on the US entering WWI was the end of colonialism

Wilson was two faced on the issue. Sympathetic towards the mostly white independence movements but unsympathetic towards the Irish and racial minorities due to his Anglophile tendencies and racism. Read about his turning away a young Ho Chi Minh at Versailles. Perhaps history turns out a little different if he talks to Ho.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 8:08:46am

Trump Voter/Racist: “I ain’t afraid of no fucking spic. This my fucking country. They need to take his fucking ass back to Mexico.”

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 8:11:10am

re: #329 Dr. Matt

It’s happened again. White woman calls polite Latino man a spic, threatens him, says she’s offended to hear him speak Spanish. America. 2017

The precious snowflakes (Trump supporters) shouldn’t get offended so easy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 8:11:25am

re: #329 Dr. Matt

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Trump Voter/Racist: “I ain’t afraid of no fucking spic. This my fucking country. They need to take his fucking ass back to Mexico.”

White trash + sense of empowerment = Trumpism

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 8:11:56am

re: #329 Dr. Matt

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Trump Voter/Racist: “I ain’t afraid of no fucking spic. This my fucking country. They need to take his fucking ass back to Mexico.”

“This is the country my ancestors massacred the Indians and drove out all others to steal! Everybody else should get out!”

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 8:12:43am

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

White trash + empowerment = Trumpism

But identity politics are bad mkay? Unless it’s a Republican doing it.

Speaking of oblivious snowflakes, missed this yesterday:

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 8:12:52am

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

White trash + empowerment = Trumpism

NOOOOO, look at all that economic pain on her face!!

////

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Belafon  May 22, 2017 • 8:17:43am

re: #329 Dr. Matt

Trump Voter/Racist: “I ain’t afraid of no fucking spic. This my fucking country. They need to take his fucking ass back to Mexico.”

Makes me want to learn Klingon.

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Belafon  May 22, 2017 • 8:18:30am

re: #333 Timothy Watson

But identity politics are bad mkay? Unless it’s a Republican doing it.

Speaking of oblivious snowflakes, missed this yesterday:

How many real jobs has Tomi had? Also, most companies don’t give political speeches.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 8:19:08am

re: #333 Timothy Watson

Snowflakes think this kind of crap will fly in the real world?

Standing up to homophobes and theocrats? Not a chance..now straighten up, get a job and fly right!

/

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:19:42am

No, Google’s Not a Bird: Bringing the Internet to Rural India

“Ninety-nine percent of mobile users misuse them,” said Devender Kumar Patel, 17, whose hair had been coaxed into a four-inch ducktail. “Rapes are an outcome of these things. One of my cousins received a call on a mobile phone, was asked to go someplace and was murdered.”

Central India

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Le Coquí Résistance  May 22, 2017 • 8:19:50am

re: #24 Belafon

BTW, damn you Genndy Tartakovsky!!

Your neighbors are also cutting onions in an industrial scale?

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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2017 • 8:20:03am

Good morning!

He’s such a idjit - digging even deeper

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2017 • 8:20:25am

re: #333 Timothy Watson

But identity politics are bad mkay? Unless it’s a Republican doing it.

Speaking of oblivious snowflakes, missed this yesterday:

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Didn’t she just get fired?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 8:20:34am

re: #333 Timothy Watson

But identity politics are bad mkay? Unless it’s a Republican doing it.

Speaking of oblivious snowflakes, missed this yesterday:

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Yes Tomi tell us how your last job worked out for you.

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:21:28am

re: #327 Targetpractice

Ayep, from the moment that Assange declared that Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks, the CT has been alive amongst the wingnuts. It’s only been rekindled in recent days due to the tidal wave of bad news for Trump.

I have 3 words for Assange and his ilk:

WHERE’S THE BEEF?

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Ace-o-aces  May 22, 2017 • 8:23:08am

Oh, Bibi, I think you may have back the wrong horse.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 8:23:18am
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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 8:23:51am

re: #333 Timothy Watson

Snowflakes think this kind of crap will fly in the real world? Good luck holding a job, kids

Not even sure what this is supposed to mean.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 8:24:39am

LOOK AT THE GOOFY FACE HE MAKES WITH HIS LAME DANCE MOVES

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 8:25:23am

re: #344 Ace-o-aces

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Oh, Bibi, I think you may have back the wrong horse.

I heard Priebus was flying back from Saudi Arabia today. The flight crew will probably have to put him in restraints so he doesn’t jump out of the plane.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 8:25:52am

re: #344 Ace-o-aces

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Oh, Bibi, I think you may have back the wrong horse.

A week ago, we were told that there was no way to prove that Trump had given intel to the Russians.

Man, life comes at you fast.

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 8:25:56am

re: #348 Timothy Watson

I heard Priebus was flying back from Saudi Arabia today. The flight crew will probably have to put him in restraints so he doesn’t jump out of the plane.

There’s an opening in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 8:26:10am

re: #344 Ace-o-aces

BREAKING: Trump tells Netanyahu he never mentioned the word Israel in his meeting with the Russian Foreign minister

He just told them that it was totally kosher and enclosed it in multiple parentheses…

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Joe Bacon  May 22, 2017 • 8:26:58am
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Belafon  May 22, 2017 • 8:27:11am

re: #348 Timothy Watson

I heard Priebus was flying back from Saudi Arabia today. The flight crew will probably have to put him in restraints so he doesn’t jump out of the plane.

Would they bother?

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 8:27:22am

re: #349 Targetpractice

A week ago, we were told that there was no way to prove that Trump had given intel to the Russians.

Man, life comes at you fast.

“DT didn’t share intel with Russians.”

“OK, DT did share intel with Russians but that’s OK because he can, you hateful libtard.”

“DT didn’t mention ‘Israel’ when he leaked intel to Russians.”

“OK maybe DT mentioned ‘Israel’ to Russians but so what?”

/

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 8:28:13am

re: #344 Ace-o-aces

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Oh, Bibi, I think you may have back the wrong horse.

*pentuple facepalm*

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2017 • 8:29:06am

re: #345 darthstar

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fucking great

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 22, 2017 • 8:31:05am

re: #329 Dr. Matt

Reminds me of an encounter with a lady at a gas station. I was annoyed because she didn’t pull up to the empty pump and I had to sort of thread a needle with my car to get at the pump in front of her. So I said that in the future it would be thoughtful to pull ahead to the unused pump. She got all upset and said her husband was going to straighten me out. Hubby came along and she complained to him about what I said to her and he asked her why she didn’t pull up to the empty spot!
I can just imagine the phone lady’s husband arriving on the scene. “Why do you want me to fight this guy?”…”He said there was a store in the next town?”…”Why don’t we go check it out?”…”He was listening to you on the phone?”…”Half the county can hear you when you’re on the phone.”…”No what for a month? COME HERE YOU SOB”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 8:31:30am
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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 8:32:14am

re: #347 The Vicious Babushka

LOOK AT THE GOOFY FACE HE MAKES WITH HIS LAME DANCE MOVES

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Trump makes Wonder Bread look ethnic.

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:33:36am

re: #359 Dr. Matt

Trump makes Wonder Bread look ethnic.

so stealing this

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 8:33:50am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

Pres. Trump with Netanyahu: “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel” during Oval Office meeting with Russians abcnews.go.com pic.twitter.com

— ABC News Politics

NOT A PUPPET!

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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2017 • 8:34:30am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

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ADDLED

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 8:34:52am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

This rant makes ZERO sense. Another pathetic attempt at a distraction.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 8:36:30am

Okay…you never mentioned Israel.

BUT YOU JUST FUCKING CONFIRMED IT WAS AN ISRAELI SOURCE BY SAYING THAT.

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2017 • 8:36:34am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

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He’s some kind of malevolent Forrest Gump.

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Belafon  May 22, 2017 • 8:36:51am

re: #363 Dr. Matt

This rant makes ZERO sense. Another pathetic attempt at a distraction.

He thinks that the only reason he could get in trouble is if he mentioned Israel. He’s such an idiot that he doesn’t think anyone else knows how to compute 2 + 2.

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makeitstop  May 22, 2017 • 8:36:55am

Wow. Can you imagine what Mossad agents must be thinking right now?

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danarchy  May 22, 2017 • 8:37:15am

re: #352 Joe Bacon

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Looks like she is on the wingnut welfare gravy train:

usatoday.com

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:37:23am
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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 8:37:46am

re: #367 makeitstop

Wow. an you imagine what Mossad agents must be thinking right now?

“Leak the tax returns.”

“And the pee tape.”

“And the corporate loan docs.”

“And the…”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 8:38:24am
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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 8:38:48am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

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Good grief.
That thundering sound you just heard was the jaws of everyone in the international intel community hitting tables and floors hard…

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 8:38:49am
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stpaulbear  May 22, 2017 • 8:38:51am

re: #347 The Vicious Babushka

Kind of hard to dance when your’ fight or flight’ impulses have control of every nerve in your body.

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Ace-o-aces  May 22, 2017 • 8:40:14am

re: #364 Timothy Watson

Okay…you never mentioned Israel.

BUT YOU JUST FUCKING CONFIRMED IT WAS AN ISRAELI SOURCE BY SAYING THAT.

You know, he clearly know how to keep his mouth shut when money is on the line. Somebody should tell him to treat intelligence information like a divorce case.

huffingtonpost.com

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 8:41:20am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

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LOL the look on Netanyahu’s face is all like “This fucking guy….”

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 8:41:28am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

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Jesus Hello Kitty Christ on a solid fuel rocket booster toboggan, is this guy for freakin’ real!??!?!?

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 22, 2017 • 8:41:35am

re: #370 Timothy Watson

Mossad people are smart enough to wait until Trump isn’t President. They know what discipline is.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 8:44:07am
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Ace-o-aces  May 22, 2017 • 8:44:31am
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makeitstop  May 22, 2017 • 8:45:02am

Maybe not the best phrasing, there, Matt…

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Belafon  May 22, 2017 • 8:46:20am

re: #381 makeitstop

Maybe not the best phrasing, there, Matt…

Unless that was the intent.

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:46:44am
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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 8:46:45am

re: #381 makeitstop

Maybe not the best phrasing, there, Matt…

[Embedded content]

He was exhausted from all the reporting. Honest mistake.
semi-///

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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 8:47:05am

re: #367 makeitstop

Wow. Can you imagine what Mossad agents must be thinking right now?

Probably things I can’t repeat if I want ever want to re-enter the USA.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 8:47:18am
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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 8:47:40am

re: #381 makeitstop

Maybe not the best phrasing, there, Matt…

Nope, wrong again! I didn’t say ‘Israel’ or ‘Israeli’. See?

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:47:54am

In business, a boss can fire someone and that is that.

NOT SO when you are POTUS.

I think Trump fully expected Comey and the Russia Investigation to go away.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 8:48:03am

Well, at least we know how the second stage of Shit Show: World Tour 2017 is going.

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mmmirele  May 22, 2017 • 8:49:29am

This article is so unbelievably disrespectful, I don’t even know where to begin. It completely misgenders Rowan Feldhaus by calling him by his deadname Rebeccah Feldhaus. If a woman had died of sepsis following a hysterectomy, we wouldn’t have heard about it, but these alleged “christians” are using this man’s death to beat up on the LGBT community. I’m furious.

Don’t read if you’re triggered.

christiannews.net

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 8:49:32am

re: #388 Birth Control Works

In business, a boss can fire someone and that is that.

NOT SO when you are POTUS.

I think Trump fully expected Comey and the Russia Investigation to go away.

I think that too. Given Trump’s business experience, that’s probably exactly what he was expecting would happen and now it’s blown up in his face.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 8:49:47am

re: #381 makeitstop

Maybe not the best phrasing, there, Matt…

[Embedded content]

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 8:53:33am

I’m sure that in his mind, this was what Netanyahu was thinking:

Shut the Fuck up Donny! - Donny’s Best Moments

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 8:55:24am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 8:55:59am

So Zedushka is like “How do all these non-Jews on the Internet know so much about Shabbos and what you’re allowed and not allowed to do?”

And I’m like: “Walter Sobchak”

And he’s like, “Oooh.”

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 8:56:31am
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BeachDem  May 22, 2017 • 8:57:23am

re: #389 darthstar

Well, at least we know how the second stage of Shit Show: World Tour 2017 is going.

[Embedded content]

Dont mention the war

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makeitstop  May 22, 2017 • 8:59:14am

re: #392 Dr. Matt

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Poor Matt is getting roasted over that tweet. Pretty funny, though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 8:59:41am

re: #394 Dr. Matt

Trump:”During the meeting w/ the Russians, I never mentioned the words ‘Cuckold’, ‘Cheetos’, ‘Mountain Dew’, “Axe body spray’, or ‘Piehole’”

What about “cock holster”, Donny? The world needs to know!!!

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Dave In Austin  May 22, 2017 • 9:00:43am
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wheat-dogg  May 22, 2017 • 9:00:57am

Well, I’m going to bed, hoping that Dumb Donnie doesn’t get us into a war with Israel. He’s already managed to piss off some of the Muslim states. I guess the next step is to insult the Pope.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 9:01:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 9:01:54am

re: #401 wheat-dogg

Well, I’m going to bed, hoping that Dumb Donnie doesn’t get us into a war with Israel. He’s already managed to piss off some of the Muslim states. I guess the next step is to insult the Pope.

Insulting three major religions in one trip? Next stops: India, China and Japan!!!

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 9:01:55am

re: #397 BeachDem

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How I imagine Trump’s meeting briefs:

Bernadette got Howard a heads up about her father- the big bang theory S5x16

Bernadette: I should probably give you a heads-up about a couple of things. Even though he’s retired from the police force, he still carries his gun. But don’t worry, he won’t shoot it. It’s more of a fashion statement.

Howard: Okay.

Bernadette: And just to be safe, when you talk to him, don’t bring up Jimmy Carter, gardeners, foreign people, homosexuals, Sean Penn, Vatican II, gun control, organic food, the designated hitter rule, recycling or the fact that you’re Jewish.

Howard: Got it, got it. Will you e-mail me that list?

Bernadette: So the thing to watch for, if he’s shouting at you, you’re okay, but if he starts to get real quiet, leave as quickly as you can without making eye contact. Not in a straight line, throw some zigs and zigs in there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 9:02:24am

“I didn’t do it and stop talking about my mother!”

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 9:02:45am

re: #401 wheat-dogg

Well, I’m going to bed, hoping that Dumb Donnie doesn’t get us into a war with Israel. He’s already managed to piss off some of the Muslim states. I guess the next step is to insult the Pope.

Does the Pope shit in the woods?

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 9:03:17am
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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 9:05:11am

re: #401 wheat-dogg

Well, I’m going to bed, hoping that Dumb Donnie doesn’t get us into a war with Israel. He’s already managed to piss off some of the Muslim states. I guess the next step is to insult the Pope.

“Nice yamulke you got there, Pope…I got one kind of like it from some Jews in Tel Aviv the other day…”

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Dave In Austin  May 22, 2017 • 9:05:44am

re: #406 Timothy Watson

Does the Pope shit in the woods?

The Vicer of Christ shall poop where and whenever he likes. Divine scat knows no boundaries.

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darthstar  May 22, 2017 • 9:08:21am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 9:08:30am
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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 9:09:23am

re: #412 The Vicious Babushka

Well it’s not like there’s a penalty for being wrong about stuff at Faux.

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 9:09:26am

re: #411 darthstar

When you’re jealous that you don’t have The Orb so you just pretend

They have the even more magical invisible orb…

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Mike Lamb  May 22, 2017 • 9:09:38am

re: #363 Dr. Matt

This rant makes ZERO sense. Another pathetic attempt at a distraction.

Trump: I get great intel from…wait, let’s keep it confidential…I. Srael. Wait that’s too obvious, let’s say Israe L.

Lavrov: Interesting.

.
.
.

Trump: I never said Israel!

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 22, 2017 • 9:10:20am

re: #408 darthstar

He’s probably going to try to sell weapons to the Vatican Hey, they’re a country, right?

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 9:10:45am

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

They have the even more magical invisible orb…

The Juice get the coolest world dominating toys.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 9:11:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 9:12:34am

re: #417 Timothy Watson

The Juice get the coolest world dominating toys.

Pyramids with floating eyeballs!!!

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 9:14:17am

re: #416 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

He’s probably going to try to sell weapons to the Vatican Hey, they’re a country, right?

“Yeah….hell, didn’t Stalin try to find out once how many divisions the Pope has? I can do a tremendous deal, better than an old Commie like him.”

*headdesk*

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FormerDirtDart  May 22, 2017 • 9:15:03am

re: #373 darthstar

Their piece on braille gas pumps was OK too.

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stpaulbear  May 22, 2017 • 9:20:14am
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BeachDem  May 22, 2017 • 9:20:15am

re: #411 darthstar

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Bibi’s used to sucking up to idiot Americans.

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2017 • 9:21:40am

re: #366 Belafon

He thinks that the only reason he could get in trouble is if he mentioned Israel. He’s such an idiot that he doesn’t think anyone else knows how to compute 2 + 2.

Yeah, he thinks everyone is as stupid as himself.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 9:22:41am

This administration has a bad habit of answering questions they weren’t asked. See also: Jeff “I totally didn’t talk with the Russians” Sessions.

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stpaulbear  May 22, 2017 • 9:27:08am

re: #426 Targetpractice

This administration has a bad habit of answering questions they weren’t asked. See also: Jeff “I totally didn’t talk with the Russians” Sessions.

and “I never never never heard about this until today” Pence.

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Birth Control Works  May 22, 2017 • 9:27:57am

bbl

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 22, 2017 • 9:27:58am

re: #425 Eventual Carrion

Yeah, he thinks everyone is as stupid as himself.

We are smart!

He’s too dumb to be able to self-assess. That’s VERY common.

We are smart!
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Weaselone  May 22, 2017 • 9:28:01am

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FormerDirtDart  May 22, 2017 • 9:28:04am
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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 9:30:30am

re: #431 FormerDirtDart

The Goody-goodies are a bunch of snowflakes.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 9:32:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2017 • 9:33:06am

re: #433 Dr. Matt

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 9:33:09am

re: #433 Dr. Matt

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 22, 2017 • 9:33:45am

re: #426 Targetpractice

I think Trump truly believed he could handle the question better than Bibi. Partly due to arrogance, and partly because I think he was afraid that somebody would think that somebody in the room was smarter than he was.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 22, 2017 • 9:36:36am

re: #434 Backwoods_Sleuth

“This would be a great place for a casino.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 22, 2017 • 9:36:39am

When people lose their minds to dementia, we take away their car, but not their guns.

richmond.com

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 9:36:39am

re: #433 Dr. Matt

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Will someone steal the note he left like they did to Obama’s when he visited in 2008?

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 9:37:39am

re: #436 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I think Trump truly believed he could handle the question better than Bibi. Partly due to arrogance, and partly because I think he was afraid that somebody would think that somebody in the room was smarter than he was.

It always comes back to that. He’s tremendously insecure, which is why he goes back to the electoral college and maps that show lots of empty space where GOP has voters.

Ego. Insecurity. And a complete inability to understand and process anything new. Natsec and policy generally are beyond him.

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makeitstop  May 22, 2017 • 9:37:49am

re: #438 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

When people lose their minds to dementia, we take away their car, but not their guns presidency.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 9:38:46am

re: #439 Timothy Watson

Will someone steal the note he left like they did to Obama’s when he visited in 2008?

It’s almost a certainty that the note is about himself.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 9:38:55am

re: #439 Timothy Watson

Will someone steal the note he left like they did to Obama’s when he visited in 2008?

What note? He was just grabbing the wall by the…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2017 • 9:40:16am

heh

A sinkhole opened in front of Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private estate and golf club, on Monday causing minor traffic delays.

The sinkhole is 4-by-4 feet and is believed to be near a newly installed water main, according to a Palm Beach travel alert.

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 9:40:48am

Just to recap, DT has said that he canned the FBI Director because the FBI Director was investigating DT’s collusion with Russia in messing with our election.

So yeah that’s where we are. Does the media not get this? Or is it all just too shocking in its brazenness to understand fully?

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FormerDirtDart  May 22, 2017 • 9:43:37am
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Ace-o-aces  May 22, 2017 • 9:43:48am

I can no longer tell if somebody is serious, or if I’m being trolled by a parody account. We are living in a pos Poe’s Law world.

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 9:44:54am

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 9:45:01am

re: #444 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Satan, buddy, you need to work on your aim.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 22, 2017 • 9:45:05am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

On the East Coast that means Ocean City. Sharks are fairly rare, there.

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FormerDirtDart  May 22, 2017 • 9:45:39am
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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 22, 2017 • 9:46:21am

re: #445 Sir John Barron

I keep hearing from the media that Trump fired Comey so he could stop the investigation. I’ve seen it on MSNBC, CNN, Slate, philly.com, The Daily Beast, and so on. I can’t imagine what media you’re accessing that is ignoring it.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 9:48:00am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 9:48:22am

re: #447 Ace-o-aces

I can no longer tell if somebody is serious, or if I’m being trolled by a parody account. We are living in a pos Poe’s Law world.

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I’m calling Poe on that one.

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caseyjr  May 22, 2017 • 9:48:56am

re: #346 Sir John Barron

Not even sure what this is supposed to mean.

Like, IKR? How many Fortune 500 co’s would force an LGBTQ employee to undergo conversion therapy?

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 9:49:22am

re: #452 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I keep hearing from the media that Trump fired Comey so he could stop the investigation. I’ve seen it on MSNBC, CNN, Slate, philly.com, The Daily Beast, and so on. I can’t imagine what media you’re accessing that is ignoring it.

Ok, good. I just get the sense they’re a little distracted this week with DT on his bigly trip.

But things should get more interesting after Memorial Day.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 9:50:18am

re: #456 Sir John Barron

Ok, good. I just get the sense they’re a little distracted this week with DT on his bigly trip.

But things should get more interesting after Memorial Day.

Post, this morning:
What scandal? So far on his foreign tour, Trump has escaped ‘that Russia thing.’

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 9:52:47am

re: #448 Teukka

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2017 • 9:53:35am

re: #419 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Pyramids with floating eyeballs!!!

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stpaulbear  May 22, 2017 • 9:54:10am

re: #444 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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caseyjr  May 22, 2017 • 9:54:18am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

Every day, in every way, Trump makes Dubya look like a Fulbright scholar.

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FormerDirtDart  May 22, 2017 • 9:54:19am
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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 9:54:31am

re: #459 GlutenFreeJesus

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Looks like a Piece of Eden from Assassin’s Creed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 9:54:47am

re: #459 GlutenFreeJesus

Pyramids with floating eyeballs!!!

We have only the biggest, classiest floating eyeball pyramids!!!

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mmmirele  May 22, 2017 • 9:56:14am

re: #448 Teukka

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2017 • 9:57:36am

re: #463 Timothy Watson

Xilien mothership from Godzilla Final Wars. ;)

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2017 • 9:57:47am

re: #462 FormerDirtDart

Neo-Nazi converts to Islam and then kills his still-neo-Nazi roommates bc-surprise surprise-they weren’t too keen on Islam. In Florida.

Shoo-in for “Contrarian of the Year” award.

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TedStriker  May 22, 2017 • 9:59:24am

re: #395 The Vicious Babushka

So Zedushka is like “How do all these non-Jews on the Internet know so much about Shabbos and what you’re allowed and not allowed to do?”

And I’m like: “Walter Sobchak”

And he’s like, “Oooh.”

He don’t roll on Shabbos.

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Ace-o-aces  May 22, 2017 • 9:59:52am

re: #462 FormerDirtDart

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 10:00:42am

re: #465 mmmirele

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 10:01:33am

re: #462 FormerDirtDart

Neo-Nazi converts to Islam and then kills his still-neo-Nazi roommates bc-surprise surprise-they weren’t too keen on Islam. In Florida.

Death to political correctness, anyone?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 10:04:42am

re: #448 Teukka

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 10:05:47am

Has anyone seen Bannon since Trump landed in Israel.

Does he think he’ll get cooties being around so many Jews?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 10:06:50am

re: #473 lawhawk

Has anyone seen Bannon since Trump landed in Israel.

Does he think he’ll get cooties being around so many Jews?

He has secretly slipped off the Ruins of the lost Nabathean city of Petra to look for the Lost Ark…

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 10:07:21am

Meanwhile, in Spain……..

Spain’s Attorney General José Manuel Maza is set to examine the legality of a plan outlined by the regional government of Catalonia to activate immediate secession from Spain if the central government in Madrid stops it from holding a vote on independence - something it is planning on doing in September or October of this year.

The independence mechanism is detailed in a secret draft version of legislation being prepared by the Generalitat, the Catalan regional government, and to which EL PAÍS has had access.

Speaking about the document on Spanish national broadcaster TVE, Maza described the text as “surprising” and “strange” in a country governed by “the rule of law,” but refused be drawn on legal issues related to the document, saying he had not yet had time to study the draft. He said however, that he would meet with fellow prosecutors on Monday to examine its legal status.

I think such a move wouldn’t last long - the central government would promptly declare it illegal and, in the worst case scenario, send in the army to arrest the secessionist Catalan government.

elpais.com

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 10:07:23am

re: #473 lawhawk

Has anyone seen Bannon since Trump landed in Israel.

Does he think he’ll get cooties being around so many Jews?

Probably hanging out with the Russian Neo Nazis that pretended to be Jews. Or hitting the sauce since he’s out of SA.

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2017 • 10:07:46am

Occam says the Prez is just a jackass.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 10:07:47am

re: #474 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He has secretly slipped off in a tank to the ruins of the lost Nabathean city of Petra to look for the Lost Ark…or was that the grail? No matter: ETERNAL LIFE AND ENDLESS POWER!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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FormerDirtDart  May 22, 2017 • 10:09:32am

re: #469 Ace-o-aces

Hey, hey now…

Don’t go walling me in down here…

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 10:09:48am

re: #473 lawhawk

Has anyone seen Bannon since Trump landed in Israel.

Does he think he’ll get cooties being around so many Jews?

First he consorted with Teh Muslims and now Teh Jews. The alt-right/nazi/breitbart crowd must be burning their sheets in anger.

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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2017 • 10:10:24am

Of course they did

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 10:10:45am

CAPTION THIS:
For starters, Trump is holding the chumash book upside down.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 10:12:19am

re: #473 lawhawk

Has anyone seen Bannon since Trump landed in Israel.

Does he think he’ll get cooties being around so many Jews?

He came back to Washington along with Priebus today ‘to work on the budget’.

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2017 • 10:12:38am

re: #481 Stanley Sea

Of course they did

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It will be called The Allman Brothers Accord

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 10:12:45am

re: #482 The Vicious Babushka

CAPTION THIS:
For starters, Trump is holding the chumash book upside down.

“I am a big fan of the X Commandments!”

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 10:13:26am

re: #472 The Vicious Babushka

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lawhawk  May 22, 2017 • 10:14:05am

re: #482 The Vicious Babushka

Two rabbis and two putzes walk into a Kotel.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2017 • 10:16:37am
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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 10:17:10am

re: #484 Barefoot Grin

It will be called The Allman Brothers Accord

Signed by the Rambling Man and Jessica.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 10:18:33am

re: #482 The Vicious Babushka

CAPTION THIS:
For starters, Trump is holding the chumash book upside down.

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“So have you heard about Frederick Douglass yet?”

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2017 • 10:19:37am

re: #481 Stanley Sea

Of course they did

[Official White House document promotes goal of “lasting peach” between Israelis and Palestinians:]

GMOs can bring us lasting peach.

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freetoken  May 22, 2017 • 10:20:53am

re: #475 Dr Lizardo

… the secessionist Catalan

elpais.com

Vulgar Latins, eh?

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2017 • 10:23:18am

re: #482 The Vicious Babushka

CAPTION THIS:
For starters, Trump is holding the chumash book upside down.

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Trump: I love this wall, it’s a beautiful wall. Does this book tell me how I can get a good deal on a wall like this?

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Ace-o-aces  May 22, 2017 • 10:23:58am

I just want to state, that I’ve always found it a bit awkward that my people worship at a retaining wall, build as a public works project by a corrupt Roman puppet in an effort to make more room for a shopping mall near the temple.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 10:25:26am

There’s a Trump-Bibi press conference now. Apparently Bibi has his nose up Trump’s ass.

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 10:26:17am

re: #495 Timothy Watson

There’s a Trump-Bibi press conference now. Apparently Bibi has his nose up Trump’s ass.

*groans softly as he headdesks*
Please make it stop

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 10:26:23am

re: #494 Ace-o-aces

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I just want to state, that I’ve always found it a bit awkward that my people worship at a retaining wall, build as a public works project by a corrupt Roman puppet in an effort to make more room for a shopping mall near the temple.

Well, that’s as close as we are allowed to approach to our actual holy site, so there’s that.

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Ace-o-aces  May 22, 2017 • 10:26:26am

Why, it’s almost like protesters weren’t allowed or something…

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Ace-o-aces  May 22, 2017 • 10:28:39am

re: #497 The Vicious Babushka

Well, that’s as close as we are allowed to approach to our actual holy site, so there’s that.

I guess you work with what you got. On the other hand, in the post temple era, I always thought we didn’t need a specific “Holy Site”.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 22, 2017 • 10:29:48am

re: #498 Ace-o-aces

I guess the Saudi protesters didn’t exercise their First Amendment rights or something…

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 10:31:24am

re: #499 Ace-o-aces

I guess you work with what you got. On the other hand, in the post temple era, I always thought we didn’t need a specific “Holy Site”.

It not so much a “need” as a “want”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 10:32:35am

re: #500 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I guess the Saudi protesters didn’t exercise their First Amendment rights or something…

or their Second Amendment rights…

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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 10:48:35am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 22, 2017 • 10:50:12am

re: #503 Kragar

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 10:51:00am

re: #503 Kragar

Washington Bureau Chief of Crazy Magazine, Inc?

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2017 • 10:51:32am

re: #504 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Aren’t those supposed to be “Entertainer” credentials?

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mmmirele  May 22, 2017 • 10:51:36am

The Orange County Register has a four part series about “Rehab Riviera” or the drug rehab system in Southern California.

ocregister.com

One of my friends complained that Scientology’s scam rehab, Narconon, was not mentioned, even though there are a number of NarCONons in SoCal. I pointed out the OC Register article concentrated in part on insurance games and soaring insurance costs. Since Narconon isn’t good enough for insurance (doesn’t use a generally accepted method), it’s not able to tap into that money pot, but not for lack of trying.

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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 10:57:17am
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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 10:58:53am

re: #498 Ace-o-aces

Why, it’s almost like protesters weren’t allowed or something…

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Asshole or dumbass.

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SteelPH  May 22, 2017 • 11:00:13am

re: #509 HappyWarrior

Asshole or dumbass.

Dumbasshole.

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2017 • 11:01:11am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 11:03:05am

re: #508 Kragar

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 11:03:25am

re: #507 mmmirele

The Orange County Register has a four part series about “Rehab Riviera” or the drug rehab system in Southern California.

ocregister.com

One of my friends complained that Scientology’s scam rehab, Narconon, was not mentioned, even though there are a number of NarCONons in SoCal. I pointed out the OC Register article concentrated in part on insurance games and soaring insurance costs. Since Narconon isn’t good enough for insurance (doesn’t use a generally accepted method), it’s not able to tap into that money pot, but not for lack of trying.

I didn’t even know that Narconon was still around; I figured it would’ve been shut down years ago, being as it’s nothing more than a $cientology scam.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 11:04:53am

re: #511 gocart mozart

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Be the hobbit you want to see in the world.

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2017 • 11:09:45am
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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2017 • 11:10:20am

re: #513 Dr Lizardo

I didn’t even know that Narconon was still around; I figured it would’ve been shut down years ago, being as it’s nothing more than a $cientology scam.

And people are still dying.

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The Major  May 22, 2017 • 11:11:07am

re: #511 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2017 • 11:12:19am

More Simon

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 22, 2017 • 11:14:25am

Stupid netnanny at work has now decided that all “personal-sites-and-blogs ” are verboten. No more StoneKettleStation at work. Other things are gone, too.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 11:15:05am

re: #518 gocart mozart

More Simon

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Yep. Read about this. Such a sad story. Collins deserved better then this damn it.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2017 • 11:15:53am

re: #519 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Stupid netnanny at work has now decided that all “personal-sites-and-blogs ” are verboten. No more StoneKettleStation at work. Other things are gone, too.

But you still have LGF?

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2017 • 11:16:28am

re: #407 darthstar

From your mouth to God’s ears.

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Teukka  May 22, 2017 • 11:17:00am

re: #517 The Major (fka Eric The Fruit Bat)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 22, 2017 • 11:18:31am

re: #519 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Stupid netnanny at work has now decided that all “personal-sites-and-blogs ” are verboten. No more StoneKettleStation at work. Other things are gone, too.

Netnanny didn’t make that choice. Stupid people in your IT department decided to tighten their grip, so you have a responsibility to slip through their fingers. I VPN to a home machine to bypass zealous IT people.

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 11:20:07am

re: #518 gocart mozart

More Simon

Dim Jim will find evidence of this supposed model citizen having skipped a class one time.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2017 • 11:21:52am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 22, 2017 • 11:22:53am

re: #521 The Vicious Babushka

But you still have LGF?

Who knows the inner workings of the ebil nanny thing they use? Still here, though.

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2017 • 11:24:13am

re: #526 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The band name is no accident.

Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2017 • 11:24:35am

Well, good night all. Day shift here in Europe is done.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 22, 2017 • 11:24:36am

re: #524 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Netnanny didn’t make that choice. Stupid people in your IT department decided to tighten their grip, so you have a responsibility to slip through their fingers. I VPN to a home machine to bypass zealous IT people.

I can’t get to quantumvibe.com (entertainment) but I can get to xkcd.com …..

methinks there may be something to what you say.

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jaunte  May 22, 2017 • 11:25:41am
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jaunte  May 22, 2017 • 11:26:42am

Ross: There’s no question that they’re liberalizing their society. And I think the other thing that was fascinating to me: There was not a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time we were there. Not one guy with a bad placard, instead there was…

Becky Quick: But Secretary Ross, that may be not necessarily because they don’t have those feelings there, but because they control people and don’t allow to them to come and express their feelings quite the same as we do here.

Ross: In theory, that could be true. But, boy, there was certainly no sign of it, there wasn’t a single effort at any incursion. There wasn’t anything. The mood was a genuinely good mood.

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2017 • 11:28:58am

re: #459 GlutenFreeJesus

Loved that flick. Parodied every SF flick from Independence Day to The Matrix. All while being a great kaiju movie.

Also loved how the Japanese Godzilla took out the American Godzilla in five seconds flat. Pity about the Sydney Opera House.

Godzilla (Japanese Original) VS Zilla (American Remake)

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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 11:29:25am
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jaunte  May 22, 2017 • 11:31:04am
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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 11:32:04am

re: #532 jaunte

Oh, those are real quotes? We are drowning in stupid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2017 • 11:32:05am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 22, 2017 • 11:34:04am

re: #535 jaunte

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2017 • 11:34:11am
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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 11:34:12am

re: #532 jaunte

Ross: There’s no question that they’re liberalizing their society. And I think the other thing that was fascinating to me: There was not a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time we were there. Not one guy with a bad placard, instead there was

So along with making the Ukraine invading, American election hacking Russians our friends, the DT administration is next going to sell us on how much like us the Saudis are.

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mmmirele  May 22, 2017 • 11:34:44am

re: #519 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Stupid netnanny at work has now decided that all “personal-sites-and-blogs ” are verboten. No more StoneKettleStation at work. Other things are gone, too.

This is why I have a smartphone. I use it religiously at work.

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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 11:35:13am

re: #540 Sir John Barron

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blueraven  May 22, 2017 • 11:35:36am

re: #535 jaunte

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 11:37:07am

re: #543 blueraven

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And he managed to get it on a day when there’s no press events at the White House and probably no reporters.

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 11:37:19am

re: #535 jaunte

The media outlet that insists Sandy Hook was a hoax depicted by paid actors now has White House press creds.

👉🏻 latimes.com

— Frank Luntz

R.I.P. your mentions, Frank.

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 11:38:40am

re: #544 Timothy Watson

And he managed to get it on a day when there’s no press events at the White House and probably no reporters.

Hot diggity-dog I’m in. Finally. Suck it coastal-elites! Hey, where is everybody?

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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 11:39:11am
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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2017 • 11:39:32am

re: #537 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And i bet Dick Morris who cried about Trump being “lynched” won’t say a damn thing about this fuckwit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2017 • 11:40:41am
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gocart mozart  May 22, 2017 • 11:40:48am
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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2017 • 11:42:01am

re: #550 gocart mozart

In fact, there was no WH meeting at all. Ever.

///

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Joe Bacon  May 22, 2017 • 11:43:10am
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John Carter  May 22, 2017 • 11:43:45am

re: #482 The Vicious Babushka

CAPTION THIS:
For starters, Trump is holding the chumash book upside down.

Are you the two Corinthians?

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 11:44:18am

re: #549 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Moron still hasn’t figured out to put the narrow end of the tie into the loop thing on the back of the wide end.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 22, 2017 • 11:44:30am

re: #550 gocart mozart

I mean in any job. Obviously no one this sick can handle being president of a company, much less the U.S..

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 22, 2017 • 11:46:47am

re: #554 Timothy Watson

Morons still hasn’t figured out to put the narrow end of the tie into the loop thing the back of the wide end.

If you suck that badly at tying a tie, the narrow end will be so short that the slightest breeze pulls it out of the loop. No one feels like they’re in a position to teach Trump even the basics, so he has to rely on scotch tape to hold his tie together. How many other screwy things does he believe because no one will offer him helpful advice?

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451_Montag  May 22, 2017 • 11:47:00am
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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2017 • 11:48:18am

re: #556 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

If you suck that badly at tying a tie, the narrow end will be so short that the slightest breeze pulls it out of the loop. No one feels like they’re in a position to teach Trump even the basics, so he has to rely on scotch tape to hold his tie together. How many other screwy things does he believe because no one will offer him helpful advice?

And he’s too simple to get a tie clip or to button his jacket which would also remove the problem.

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The Major  May 22, 2017 • 11:56:35am

re: #535 jaunte

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2017 • 12:36:17pm

re: #532 jaunte

And then Winston started thinking …

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Jebediah, RBG  May 22, 2017 • 12:42:21pm

re: #447 Ace-o-aces

Buying bags of dirt at the local garden center is not “investing in real estate.”

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retired cynic  May 22, 2017 • 2:56:22pm

re: #204 ipsos

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