An Incredible New Jam From Snarky Puppy and Bokanté: “O La”

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Bokanté - Nou Tout Sé Yonn
From the album “Strange Circles,” to be released June 2017 on GroundUP Music.

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Recorded and filmed at Dreamland Studios in West Hurley, New York, in April of 2016.

Written by Michael League & Malika Tirolien.
Music arranged by Michael League.
Vocals arranged and lyrics written by Malika Tirolien.

Produced by Michael League.

Personnel:
Malika Tirolien - vocals & vocal percussion
Roosevelt Collier - lap steel guitar
Michael League - baritone guitar, bass & vocal percussion
Chris McQueen - baritone guitar
Bob Lanzetti - electric guitar
Jamey Haddad - percussion
André Ferrari - percussion
Keita Ogawa - percussion

Engineered and mixed by Nic Hard.
Assisted by Bella Blasko.
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NYC.
Filmed by Andy LaViolette, Simon C.F. Yu, Yusuke Suzuki, and Michael League.

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Lyrics

(Creole)
On boug té ka promenéy
Lèw gadé i ped chimen ay
Mé adan malè ay chans ay fèy rivé koté on bel kaz
I pa poséy trop kestion
I rantré an didan ay
Pou touvé propriétè a kaz la douvan’y
Ki té paré pou mandé’y

Chorus
O la ou soti o la?
O la ou kalé o la?

Boug la koumansé palé
rakonté ki jan i té ped
Ki jan kaz ay té trop lwen
Pou i té pé rantré
a lè lannuit té ja tonbé
I mandé propriétè
Siy té pé rété ti bwen
Boug la diy pa ni pwoblem
Invitéy rantré
Mété on manjé assi difé

Mé la nonm la ki té ped la
Vwè tout’ boté an didan kaz la
Touvé manjé la byen a gou ay
Koumansé mal gadé moun la ki té rècèvway
I pa té vlé kité plas la
apré yon dé 3 jou i té la
I désidé tchouyé boug la
Pou y té volé kaz la é pran tout zafè ay

Malè vin touvé bon kè
pas jalouzi té vin fouté dawa a tè
Malè vin touvé bon kè
pas jalouzi té vin poté gam a lan mizè

An lo soley lévé
Boug la té byen enstalé
Mé I té pè volè
Vini chèché sa ki a lè té tay
I dékoré kaz ay
Èvè anlo bayé
I fèméy andidan ay
Jis tan on jou
I tan tanbou té ka joué asi pot ay

To to
Ni on moun la?
Es ou pé ouvè ban mwen?

A lè la sété tou ay
A lè la sété tou ay
Mandé moun la déwo la
O la…

O la ou soti o la?
O la ou kalé o la?

Mwen soti on koté ki lwen
Pas on rev palé ban mwen
I di mwen koté sit an ké pé touvé sa an pa ni
Touvé sa mwen bizwen
Touvé sa mwen bizwen
Touvé sa mwen bizwen

Ta la la ka goumé
Pou I pé sa rantré
É lot la ka lité
Pou pot ay rété fèmé

Ohh
É ay ay yay
Tout sa ou voyé ka ritouné

(English)

Verse
a man was walking
and lost his way
in his misfortune, he found luck and a house
without a question
he made his way inside
where he found the owner, who asked

Chorus
where do you come from?
where are you going?

Verse
the man began to tell the story
of how he lost his way
of how far he was from home
and now that night was falling
asked to stay a while
the owner granted
inviting him to remain
and putting food on the table

but when the lost man saw the beauty of the home
and tasted the richness of the meal
he looked at the one who had opened his door
and knew then that he had no desire to leave
in time he decided
to kill his host and make the house his own

misfortune came to the good heart
in the presence of jealousy
misfortune came to the good heart
for jealousy always precedes misery

with many sunrises
the man was well-established
but stricken with fear of thieves
coming to take what was now his
he adorned his home with barriers
and locked himself in
until one day
he heard the sound of a drum at his door, saying

is there someone here?
can you open up for me?

now it was his turn
to ask the person outside

Chorus
where are you from?
where are you going?

Verse
I come from far away
and because of a dream
which told me
I could find all that I need in this place

one fighting to enter
and the other struggling
for the door to stay closed

ooh
é ay yay yay
what you throw comes back to you

Jump to bottom

263 comments

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austin_blue  May 22, 2017 • 10:52:47pm

Reposted from downstairs:

re: #293 Charles Johnson

Now starting to get attacked by right wingers who think because I pointed out that terror attacks are intended to provoke hysteria and overreactions, that means I’m a disgusting monster who doesn’t care when little girls are murdered.

These people are really fucked up.

Can’t win with these fuckwits, can you?

What happened tonight was horrific, which was exactly your point, and you were absolutely correct about the motive.

Now they question you’re motivation for pointing out the obvious?

Fuck ‘em Charles. Continue to state the facts on the ground.

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 10:54:04pm

re: #2 austin_blue

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freetoken  May 22, 2017 • 10:56:42pm

Was it just my ISP that lost LGF? Was not able to find LGF for about an hour.

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 10:58:35pm

re: #4 freetoken

Was it just my ISP that lost LGF? Was not able to find LGF for about an hour.

Mr. Johnson hid it under a bushel basket? He didn’t give you the double-secret password? /s

I’ve had no trouble.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 10:58:36pm

re: #4 freetoken

Was it just my ISP that lost LGF? Was not able to find LGF for about an hour.

Had the same thing happen on this end as well.

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austin_blue  May 22, 2017 • 10:59:42pm

re: #4 freetoken

Was it just my ISP that lost LGF? Was not able to find LGF for about an hour.

Hard to say. No problem with AT&T Uverse. (Or whatever My ISP is calling itself this week)

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Single-handed sailor  May 22, 2017 • 11:00:15pm

re: #4 freetoken

Was it just my ISP that lost LGF? Was not able to find LGF for about an hour.

No loss on U-verse.

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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 11:01:08pm

re: #4 freetoken

Mine was down for a while

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austin_blue  May 22, 2017 • 11:03:19pm

re: #4 freetoken

Was it just my ISP that lost LGF? Was not able to find LGF for about an hour.

Are you on an Apple or PC platform? (This is often the problem when things go pear-shaped. I’m on an Apple.)

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teleskiguy  May 22, 2017 • 11:04:43pm
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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 11:08:12pm
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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 11:13:23pm
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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 11:14:22pm

So like a case of herpes, the Trump Budget looks like the gift that’s gonna keep on giving. Now I’m reading that the budget only includes $200B for infrastructure, and instead of making that a big pot of money that will cut into checks, the administration wants to create an “investment fund” that supposedly will promote private investment in infrastructure. The earliest that the White House expects that money to start flowing out? Late next year.

So if you like in Bumfuck, Iowa and you voted for Trump on the promise that that big infrastructure project near you would get finished, then I’ve got some bad news.

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goddamnedfrank  May 22, 2017 • 11:17:00pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

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I’d kind of forgotten what an unrelenting train wreck Chuck was on Twitter before he got banned.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 11:18:31pm

Oh, and I forgot that the way Trump and Mulvaney get to the “$1T spent on infrastructure” bit to supposedly keep his campaign promise is to claim that there will be a 5:1 return on federal investment. In other words, for every dollar of that $200B, they expect $5 in private investment to flow into infrastructure projects.

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BeachDem  May 22, 2017 • 11:19:18pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Trump Official Met with Palmer Luckey, Chuck Johnson to Discuss the Wall, For Some Reason [Updated]

Rage Furby is probably already writing up his lawsuit for this line:

He’s also the founder of the highly partisan, often spurious, and achingly irrelevant GotNews.

18
JordanRules  May 22, 2017 • 11:19:39pm

re: #9 Kragar

Me too.

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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 11:23:25pm

re: #14 Targetpractice

Oh, it is so very much worse than that:

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 11:27:19pm

re: #19 Kragar

Oh, it is so very much worse than that:

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But the media will still entertain it at least for a short while as a “serious” budget, just like they entertained the idea that Ryan wasn’t trying to fuck over millions of Americans to fulfill his Randian fantasies.

21
Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 11:29:18pm
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teleskiguy  May 22, 2017 • 11:31:15pm
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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 11:32:58pm

Doesn’t quite convey the purpose of the V Amendment (it is up to the state to prove your guilt, not you to prove your innocence) but does call out the hypocrisy of the right wing, re: Michael Flynn:

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 11:35:26pm
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austin_blue  May 22, 2017 • 11:36:12pm

re: #21 Kragar

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Twenty two. I’ll bet most of them are kids. The bomber is dead. Find the planners. Find them and put them in jail for the rest of their lives.

MI-5 will be on this like stink on shit.

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 11:38:59pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 22, 2017 • 11:40:35pm

re: #16 Targetpractice

Oh, and I forgot that the way Trump and Mulvaney get to the “$1T spent on infrastructure” bit to supposedly keep his campaign promise is to claim that there will be a 5:1 return on federal investment. In other words, for every dollar of that $200B, they expect $5 in private investment to flow into infrastructure projects.

Like, how? I mean, is that supposed to come through municipal bonds ‘n shit or what? Also, this is where the repaired economy he inherited from Obama really fucks Trump, because bonds are unattractive as hell right now when the average investor can get so much more just by investing in the S&P, while the more risk tolerant are making a killing in tech stocks. Additionally we’re bidding on all the material and labor we need for these infrastructure repairs against a recovered private industry, so the taxpayer isn’t getting a break on any of this.

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 11:42:40pm

The horseshoe of derp:

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Kragar  May 22, 2017 • 11:43:18pm
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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 11:44:04pm

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

Like, how? I mean, is that supposed to come through municipal bonds ‘n shit or what? Also, this is where the repaired economy he inherited from Obama really fucks Trump, because bonds are unattractive as hell right now when the average investor can get so much more just by investing in the S&P. Additionally we’re bidding on all the material and labor we need for these infrastructure repairs against a recovered private industry, so the taxpayer isn’t getting a break on any of this.

They want Kansas or Louisiana on a national scale. They don’t give a hoot about infrastructure, that was a lie to get votes from people who do not regularly follow politics.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 11:46:18pm

re: #30 Anymouse

They want Kansas or Louisiana on a national scale. They don’t give a hoot about infrastructure, that was a lie to get votes from people who do not regularly follow politics Fox News.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2017 • 11:49:02pm

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

Like, how? I mean, is that supposed to come through municipal bonds ‘n shit or what? Also, this is where the repaired economy he inherited from Obama really fucks Trump, because bonds are unattractive as hell right now when the average investor can get so much more just by investing in the S&P. Additionally we’re bidding on all the material and labor we need for these infrastructure repairs against a recovered private industry, so the taxpayer isn’t getting a break on any of this.

The Three-card Monte horseshit that they floated during the last weeks of the election, like convincing state and local governments to sell/lease public assets to private companies/investors in exchange for cash that can be spent on other projects.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 11:49:31pm

re: #32 Targetpractice

The Three-card Monte horseshit that they floated during the last weeks of the election, like convincing state and local governments to sell/lease public assets to private companies/investors in exchange for cash that can be spent on other projects.

The Greek model?

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austin_blue  May 22, 2017 • 11:49:49pm

You know, I don’t have much of a fuck to give about American politics tonight.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ll take the night off and give a nice thought to those in Manchester and surrounding areas who are mourning their loved ones who got blown to pieces tonight by a suicide bomber.

Again, maybe that’s just me.

Good night all. There won’t be any sweet scaly dreams after the horror that occurred in the UK this evening.

35
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2017 • 11:53:24pm

My teenage daughters are big Ariana G fans and would love to attend one of her concerts…

Scary thought now.

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Anymouse  May 22, 2017 • 11:58:48pm

re: #32 Targetpractice

The Three-card Monte horseshit that they floated during the last weeks of the election, like convincing state and local governments to sell/lease public assets to private companies/investors in exchange for cash that can be spent on other projects.

That’s been going on here for a while with public water systems.

I got into an on-line argument with some out-of-state libertarian touting the benefits of private companies running water systems. I noted that if that is such a great model, how come all the towns around us that sold their water systems are now paying eight times or more for water with no improvement in service?

I was accused of being a socialist shill and lying. Doesn’t matter that this information is available from the state government… .

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 12:01:15am

re: #36 Anymouse

That’s been going on here for a while with public water systems.

I got into an on-line argument with some out-of-state libertarian touting the benefits of private companies running water systems. I noted that if that is such a great model, how come all the towns around us that sold their water systems are now paying eight times or more for water with no improvement in service?

I was accused of being a socialist shill and lying. Doesn’t matter that this information is available from the state government… .

In like Flint!

38
Kragar  May 23, 2017 • 12:03:36am
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teleskiguy  May 23, 2017 • 12:10:02am
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Targetpractice  May 23, 2017 • 12:24:10am

re: #39 teleskiguy

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“President Trump, while you’re here, could you share with us any more Israeli intelligence that you have been trusted with due to your awesome skills as a negotiator?”

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 12:25:30am
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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 12:41:54am
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Kragar  May 23, 2017 • 12:41:58am

New 40k out in 3 weeks, and the core rules are going to be free!

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 12:44:47am
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Kragar  May 23, 2017 • 12:46:33am
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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 12:58:33am
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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 1:01:36am

Andy Lack, are you paying attention to this?

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teleskiguy  May 23, 2017 • 1:18:36am

Here we go…

49
teleskiguy  May 23, 2017 • 1:19:33am

“…evil losers…”

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Kragar  May 23, 2017 • 1:25:43am
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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 1:26:30am

re: #49 teleskiguy

“…evil losers…”

Well, you go with the vocabulary you have, not the vocabulary you wish you had.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 1:28:03am

re: #51 Anymouse

Well, you go with the vocabulary you have, not the vocabulary you wish you had.

I have words. I have the best words.

53
Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 1:30:23am

re: #52 wheat-dogg

I have words. I have the best words.

Bigly!

54
Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 1:34:46am

dw.com

Campaigning suspended in UK elections following Manchester attack. Angela Merkel joins her European counterparts in condemning the attack.

55
Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 1:38:10am

Donald Trump makes a tweet. China’s President Xi Jiaping telephoned Queen Elizabeth II to personally offer condolences.

56
Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 1:46:20am

Homeland Security Says Half-a-Million Visitors Overstayed Their Visas in 2016 (goes to Voice of America)

Wingnuts: Build walls around airports and ports!

57
Targetpractice  May 23, 2017 • 1:56:44am

It’s sad when the trailer for the Star Trek parody series looks better than the actual Star Trek series that’s supposedly premiering sometime this year.

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 1:57:01am

re: #36 Anymouse

That’s been going on here for a while with public water systems.

I got into an on-line argument with some out-of-state libertarian touting the benefits of private companies running water systems. I noted that if that is such a great model, how come all the towns around us that sold their water systems are now paying eight times or more for water with no improvement in service?

I was accused of being a socialist shill and lying. Doesn’t matter that this information is available from the state government… .

Here is a great book that covers this subject. At one time London had 7 private water suppliers and it would be impossible to get them all on the same page which was a recipe for a constant cycle of sickness. Being a water responsibility guy, I think you’ll appreciate it.

Hard Water: Politics and Water Supply in
Milwaukee, 1870-1995

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Kragar  May 23, 2017 • 2:00:04am

re: #57 Targetpractice

We no longer need fear the banana.

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 2:00:41am

re: #50 Kragar

Open up the moon door! I want to see the bad man fly!!!

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 2:05:10am

re: #58 Amory Blaine

The book touches on how, in the beginning of Milwaukee, the Italians and Germans on the eastside used water permits against the south side mostly made up of Polish and Slav immigrants.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 2:08:28am

re: #58 Amory Blaine

Here is a great book that covers this subject. At one time London had 7 private water suppliers and it would be impossible to get them all on the same page which was a recipe for a constant cycle of sickness. Being a water responsibility guy, I think you’ll appreciate it.

Hard Water: Politics and Water Supply in
Milwaukee, 1870-1995

Thanks for that. If the issue of privatising our water system ever comes up again before the village board, I might have to trot that out.

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Decatur Deb  May 23, 2017 • 2:16:38am

Checking in to leave a comment—I’ll be travelling the next couple weeks. Might stay in touch, depending on IT capability.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 2:25:19am

re: #63 Decatur Deb

Checking in to leave a comment—I’ll be travelling the next couple weeks. Might stay in touch, depending on IT capability.

Well, hey DD, have fun on your travels.

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 2:31:29am

re: #61 Amory Blaine

By delaying action on the request until the last two days of the session,
Burr was able to pass his version of the waterworks bill. Instead
of a municipally funded works,26 a charter for an institution to be known
as the Manhattan Company was approved. The company was to be limited
to two million dollars in initial capital stock, had broad powers to
seize and condemn land for the purpose of creating a water works, and
had a ten-year time limit in which to deliver the water. Most remarkable
was the section near the end of the charter that permitted the directors
of the company to “use such surplus capital … in the purchase of public
and other stock, or in any other monied transactions … for the sole
benefit of the company.”27 Burr and his colleagues had just commissioned
what would become the Chase Manhattan Bank, the only bank
at the time not under Federalist control.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 2:38:05am

The state highway map of my village (behind the privacy bar).

The official state road map of my village gives you a sense of the dominion I rule over (lol).

plXOncMlE9pxCqklH0x4XJaL6V7/R/wfQz1QhjJN+QjfUn4n5n57mJIa4fZkIWve53pmBIUxd1CsB0UcWQdWNUiFG+Gu96e2GY6yGIdNOHxQSQnyXR3PamnOFnJkSnSQ1cemqi3gGOJql+bl7pzRbkvLhC2WGUvRf9WSELkUYD/9Kt9YodaWlpOrVzz8xvxC7lKRE2D2tYRXuOZP1NwOkZL0zloPWGI4jcJXzTnQ/3RYl+pSXgZQOA==

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 2:40:07am

re: #63 Decatur Deb

Checking in to leave a comment—I’ll be travelling the next couple weeks. Might stay in touch, depending on IT capability.

You know we’ll miss you here. Stay safe and have fun!

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 2:46:28am

re: #67 Amory Blaine

You know we’ll miss you here. Stay safe and have fun!

If Decatur Deb needs a place to crash, I have a spare bedroom.

Of course, if he is here, he is hopelessly lost or completely unhinged. (We do have the total eclipse coming up in August, but the bed and breakfast here is already booked for that, as is my spare bedroom.)

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 2:51:06am

re: #65 Amory Blaine

By 1846, there were
eight water companies in London, which avoided competition by dividing
up the city into eight districts where each had exclusive rights. The majority of the companies used the filthy water of the Thames as their
source, leading to outbreaks of cholera and typhoid in the middle years
of the century. These exclusive rights meant that actions taken in one
area to improve water quality would have no effect in other areas of the
city, allowing disease to spread in spite of action taken to prevent it. The
municipal ownership of water works would prove to be the most effective
means of ensuring a plenteous and pure water supply for American
cities.

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Teukka  May 23, 2017 • 2:52:04am

And it has begun, claims of “false flag”
-RightWinger- Crisis actors rehearse terror attack inside the Trafford Centre, which is Manchester’s largest shopping mall.

$.02 on them suspecting it’s a rightie perp?

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 2:58:41am

re: #70 Teukka

And it has begun, claims of “false flag”
-RightWinger- Crisis actors rehearse terror attack inside the Trafford Centre, which is Manchester’s largest shopping mall.

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$.02 on them suspecting it’s a rightie perp?

Puke. Heartless.

They wouldn’t be going for this “crisis actor” nonsense if they thought it was a foreigner/brown person.

On the other hand, if it comes out that the attacker was a foreigner, watch how fast they switch their “narrative” right away, delete posts, claim they never made the false flag statements, liberal media is mollycoddling terrorists, &c.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:02:43am

re: #70 Teukka

And it has begun, claims of “false flag”
-RightWinger- Crisis actors rehearse terror attack inside the Trafford Centre, which is Manchester’s largest shopping mall.

[Embedded content]

$.02 on them suspecting it’s a rightie perp?

In addition, there seems to be an awful lot of gunfire in that video. The Manchester Police has not claimed there was a shooter. Moreover, the accents of the people in the video are American.

In addition, right at the beginning of the video you can see the business on the right of the entrance is a Five Guys. I’m guessing they don’t have that Virginia chain in England.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 3:12:22am

re: #72 Anymouse

In addition, there seems to be an awful lot of gunfire in that video. The Manchester Police has not claimed there was a shooter. Moreover, the accents of the people in the video are American.

In addition, right at the beginning of the video you can see the business on the right of the entrance is a Five Guys. I’m guessing they don’t have that Virginia chain in England.

There is a Five Guys there. intu.co.uk

But the mall looks a bit more upscale than the one in the video.
Image: Trafford_centre_6.jpg

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 3:15:13am

Well, fuck me. It was a mock assault done for training purposes.

theguardian.com

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:15:41am

re: #73 wheat-dogg

There is a Five Guys there. intu.co.uk

But the mall looks a bit more upscale than the one in the video.
Image: Trafford_centre_6.jpg

I see the Trafford Centre is upscale, but the photo doesn’t show the entrance in question. While the list of businesses shows Five Guys, the About page shows this:

How to find us

Located about five miles west of Manchester city centre and with great transport links, finding intu Trafford Centre is easy.

Is five miles west of Manchester the location of the venue for the concert?

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:17:23am

re: #74 wheat-dogg

Well, fuck me. It was a mock assault done for training purposes.

theguardian.com

You were quick on the find. Care to post it to the YouTube video comments, or do you prefer to stay away from that likely Dumpster fire?

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 3:19:32am

re: #75 Anymouse

The RWNJ has used a training exercise video to portray the Manchester attack as a false flag op. The two have nothing to do with each other, I am quite sure. It’s like claiming the local fire department’s house fire practice means the fire department is going around setting fires just so they can put them out.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:20:04am

Time for bed. Gotta take water samples in the morning.

(That doesn’t involve asking people for a glass of water to test for arsenic, uranium, nitrates, or coliform.)

Likely will have to drive water samples to Scottsbluff later in the day (there is a time limit on how long the water samples can sit - twelve hours - so mailing them is not an option).

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 3:20:17am

re: #76 Anymouse

You were quick on the find. Care to post it to the YouTube video comments, or do you prefer to stay away from that likely Dumpster fire?

I’ll do it. I anticipate waves of willful ignorance and denial.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:26:19am

re: #79 wheat-dogg

I’ll do it. I anticipate waves of willful ignorance and denial.

You know it.

My wife has a Google+ account - she likes taking on creationists when her masochistic streak comes up.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:29:47am

I just went to YouTube to look at the comments (never look at the comments). There is an amazing amount of American commentators already weighing in on the derp of crisis actors and government false flags, along with denial the Guardian article is real.

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 3:31:56am

Travelers Chant ‘Lock Him Up’ As Man In Trump Hat Is Removed From United Plane

Passengers chanted “lock him up” as United Airlines had a man sporting a Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” campaign hat removed from a flight in Shanghai. The man delayed takeoff for hours as he was escorted from the flight for being belligerent, the airline confirmed in a statement Monday.

The incident is the latest in a slew of mid-air confrontations this year, with United hitting the headlines for an ugly incident involving a staff member. This time, passengers were reportedly upset with the unnamed man in the Trump campaign hat for refusing to allow anyone to sit next to him on Flight 187, apparently because he had been refused an upgrade.

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 3:33:57am

re: #81 Anymouse

I’m like this: If america can’t achieve substantial wins in 2018, it’s finished. The goons will have finally won.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:35:02am

re: #82 Amory Blaine

Travelers Chant ‘Lock Him Up’ As Man In Trump Hat Is Removed From United Plane

The same guy was dragged off a plane (United again) in San Diego on a flight from Shanghai to Newark.

sfgate.com

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 3:35:52am

I didn’t link the video because theres a 28 second commercial for a 30 second video. Go fuck yourself HUFFPO!

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:39:36am

re: #83 Amory Blaine

I’m like this: If america can’t achieve substantial wins in 2018, it’s finished. The goons will have finally won.

I’m not giving up yet. As bad as it appears, the USA has pulled itself from disastrous situations before. James Buchanan presided over states leaving the Union at the start of the Civil War. The USA was dragged into WW2 by the Axis powers when America Firsters tried to keep us neutral. The Businessmen’s Plot tried to overthrow FDR to set up a fascist regime.

And in reality, if the USA were to become a fascist state, where could you go to escape the consequences? We don’t have interplanetary colonies. It’s stand and fight (either politically or literally).

I could escape to Saskatchewan for example, but how long would that be safe?

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 3:42:32am

I’m not giving up yet, but the writing is on the wall.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 3:43:32am

re: #82 Amory Blaine

Travelers Chant ‘Lock Him Up’ As Man In Trump Hat Is Removed From United Plane

Trump is such a persecuted President that even his supporters are being thrown off planes.

/

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:44:15am

re: #87 Amory Blaine

I’m not giving up yet, but the writing is on the wall.

Well, we’ll have to see.

If such a coup was truly successful, there are so many categories I would be put up against a wall for (liberal, socialist, atheist, disabled) that I have no reason to give up.

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Anymouse  May 23, 2017 • 3:46:44am

re: #89 Anymouse

Thing is, we’ve always had a revanchist element amongst both our voters and our politicians, all through the nation’s history.

Many times there were people who were convinced “it was over” and it turned out that wasn’t so.

I’m going with the history on this one for our country: The revanchists don’t win.

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Danack  May 23, 2017 • 4:06:31am

re: #82 Amory Blaine

Travelers Chant ‘Lock Him Up’ As Man In Trump Hat Is Removed From United Plane

Slightly harsh, but then wearing any kind of hat indoors makes me question whether someone should be allowed to be on a plane.

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Decatur Deb  May 23, 2017 • 4:10:54am

re: #64 Anymouse

Well, hey DD, have fun on your travels.

It’s another funeral.

re: #67 Amory Blaine

You know we’ll miss you here. Stay safe and have fun!

Thanks. Don’t worry, it’s a good funeral. Couldn’t pass the chance to yank A-mouse’s chain.

re: #68 Anymouse

If Decatur Deb needs a place to crash, I have a spare bedroom.
Of course, if he is here, he is hopelessly lost or completely unhinged. (We do have the total eclipse coming up in August, but the bed and breakfast here is already booked for that, as is my spare bedroom.)

Thanks, but going the other way, NYC—it involves a ritual ride by Greyhound. (Complicated, but it involves watching the moon rise over an open field.)
We have our campsite reserved for the eclipse.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 4:14:14am

re: #81 Anymouse

I just went to YouTube to look at the comments (never look at the comments). There is an amazing amount of American commentators already weighing in on the derp of crisis actors and government false flags, along with denial the Guardian article is real.

Figures. The Guardian article, dated a year ago, is a plant, because that’s even possible.
0_o

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 4:24:31am
At least six residents of the Central Virginia Training Center outside Lynchburg have suffered “prolonged and painful” deaths because of preventable urinary tract infections, according to the disAbility Law Center of Virginia.

The Richmond-based watchdog organization, which is responsible for monitoring serious incidents at state-run institutions, released a report Monday outlining six deaths between March 2015 and May 2016. The names of the patients who died were blacked out in the report.

Virginia’s training centers house people with severe disabilities.

Colleen Miller, executive director of the disAbility Law Center, said she believes there were possibly four or five additional deaths caused by urinary tract infections at the Central Virginia Training Center during that period, but she can’t be sure because the information the group receives from the facility in Amherst County’s Madison Heights area is not always timely or complete.

richmond.com

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 4:26:19am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 4:30:29am

READ THIS THREAD
The Trump Budget is a massive scam that makes Bernie Madoff’s ponzi con look like sofa change.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 4:38:39am
The Virginia Department of Elections website displayed warning messages Monday saying the site was insecure on the last day of voter registration for the June 13 gubernatorial primaries.

The issue lasted a little more than an hour and was cleared up shortly after election officials became aware of it. But it was the second time in less than 12 months that the elections agency has had technical difficulties with a registration deadline for a statewide election looming and as would-be voters have been encouraged to register online.

Last October, a federal judge ordered the state to temporarily reopen its voter registration period after the website crashed at the deadline to register for the presidential election.

The website did not go down Monday, but multiple web browsers displayed security warnings flagging the site as potentially dangerous. To get to the site, users had to click through the warning and disregard browser recommendations to close the page.

richmond.com

Virginia’s state government IT systems are absolutely awful.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 4:42:36am
In “The Caine Mutiny,” our first hint that Queeg is unbalanced comes when he tries to cover up a serious mistake — running over a towline in a gunnery drill. Later, when the Caine has to participate in an invasion of a Pacific island, Queeg cuts and runs and then demands his officers support his decision. They choose instead to keep silent.

We have many such similarities with Trump. Maybe the most psychologically egregious occurred right after the inauguration when he sent out Sean Spicer to lie about the size of the crowd. This was seemingly a small matter, but the inability to distinguish between the trivial and the consequential is, we now know, a Trump character malfunction.

In Queeg’s case, the telling incident has to do with some missing strawberries. The captain orders an investigation and has the ship laboriously searched for a nonexistent duplicate refrigerator key. “They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, with geometric logic, that a duplicate key to the ward room icebox did exist,” Queeg says when he takes the stand at the court-martial of his mutinous officers.

washingtonpost.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 4:49:54am

re: #98 Timothy Watson

Maybe the most psychologically egregious occurred right after the inauguration when he sent out Sean Spicer to lie about the size of the crowd. This was seemingly a small matter, but the inability to distinguish between the trivial and the consequential is, we now know, a Trump character malfunction.

anyone who was vaguely aware and not a frothing anti-Hillary/Obama partisan and GOP supporter would have been able to ascertain DT’s mental state well before the election or even the primaries…

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jeffreyw  May 23, 2017 • 4:56:48am

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Good morning!

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 4:57:39am
Urbanski’s attorney has said alcohol or drugs may have played a role in the crime. But I don’t want to hear that Urbanski was drunk, high or mentally ill when he allegedly killed that lovely young man.

That’s what you hear when white guys shoot up offices and schools and theaters. Not terrorism, even though people were certainly terrorized. And seldom racism.

This double standard is the kind of cul-de-sac racism America struggles most with.

Diverse, happy U-Md. was one of the American campuses plastered three times in recent months with fliers from Vanguard America, a group associated with white supremacy.

washingtonpost.com

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 5:01:16am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 5:06:20am
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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 5:10:25am

re: #103 The Vicious Babushka

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I’ve been wondering for awhile if people like Louise Mensch are just crazy, ratfucking, or on someone’s payroll.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 5:13:14am

re: #104 Timothy Watson

I’ve been wondering for awhile if people like Louise Mensch are just crazy, ratfucking, or on someone’s payroll.

a bit of each: they are crazy enough to believe that ratfucking is legit and happy to take money for something they would do out of malicious spite anyways

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 5:15:38am

re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

a bit of each: they are crazy enough to believe that ratfucking is legit and happy to take money for something they would do out of malicious spite anyways

So they’re basically Joker?

“If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” ~ Joker

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Scout  May 23, 2017 • 5:16:28am

So I’m reading an article in New York Magazine, just one more piece chronicling the horrible creature infesting the White House, when I run across the best two-word description of him I’ve seen so far:

grotesquely ignorant

Here’s the article if you’re interested.Trump’s Russia Scandal Is Becoming a Corruption Scandal

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 5:17:12am

re: #106 Timothy Watson

So they’re basically Joker?

except that he is an evil, creative genius whereas they are small-minded evil.

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Dr. Matt  May 23, 2017 • 5:22:00am
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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 5:23:55am

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

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garzooma  May 23, 2017 • 5:28:37am

re: #107 Scout

Here’s the article if you’re interested.Trump’s Russia Scandal Is Becoming a Corruption Scandal

Definitely interesting. Check this part out:

During his brief tenure, Flynn engaged in breathtaking corruption of his official duties. As national security adviser, Flynn ordered a delay in a key assault on ISIS in Raqqa, Syria. The delay comported with the desires of the Turkish government, which had paid Flynn more than half a million dollars. While largely blotted out by the shock of daily revelations about Trump, in a normal news environment this revelation would have mushroomed into a first-tier scandal of its own. It is hard to think of a historical case in which a major American military action has been influenced so corruptly by a foreign power.

I certainly can’t think of a historical case like this.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 5:29:35am

re: #110 The Major

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You need to be more diverse with your memes. Spamming the same meme over and over and over gets stale.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 5:31:39am

re: #111 garzooma

Definitely interesting. Check this part out:

I certainly can’t think of a historical case like this.

Not to be pedantic, but the National Security Adviser has no authority to give the military an order.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 5:34:47am

re: #112 The Vicious Babushka

You need to be more diverse with your memes. Spamming the same meme over and over and over gets stale.

I would add that using a Star Trek meme leaves some people with the wrong impression about your seriousness or maturity. Ditto the Babylon 5 clip.

I say this as a Star Trek and B5 fan.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 5:41:26am

IS is claiming responsibility for the Ariana Grande concert attack.

washingtonpost.com

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Jay C  May 23, 2017 • 5:48:35am

re: #111 garzooma

Definitely interesting. Check this part out:

I certainly can’t think of a historical case like this.

I’ve always thought - even from before the election - that Trump would eventually be done in by a good old-fashioned “corruption” scandal: i. e., exploiting his Presidency for some kind of personal pocket-lining (and no, hiding behind his daughter and son-in-law doesn’t count). It’s only what you can expect when you elect a shady charlatan like Donald Trump to the WH: the big problem is those who seriously care about ethics or corruption in government aren’t -for now - in much of any position to do anything about it. Well, that: and the large numbers of the “base” who just don’t care.

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William Lewis  May 23, 2017 • 5:48:48am

re: #115 wheat-dogg

IS is claiming responsibility for the Ariana Grande concert attack.

washingtonpost.com

Of course they are.

What came of the transformer idea?

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 5:48:51am

The Southern Poverty Law Center is holding a special press conference this morning from our office in Jackson, Mississippi, to announce a landmark federal lawsuit.

We’ll be streaming the press conference live on the SPLC’s Facebook page today at approximately 11 a.m. EST/10:00 a.m. CDT.

Tune in to watch the press conference live on Facebook.

As always, thanks for your support.

Sincerely,

Your friends at the SPLC

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 5:51:20am

This made me laugh:

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 6:02:46am

re: #97 Timothy Watson

richmond.com

Virginia’s state government IT systems are absolutely awful.

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I suspect they are better than a lot of other states.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 6:16:19am

re: #14 Targetpractice

So like a case of herpes, the Trump Budget looks like the gift that’s gonna keep on giving. Now I’m reading that the budget only includes $200B for infrastructure, and instead of making that a big pot of money that will cut into checks, the administration wants to create an “investment fund” that supposedly will promote private investment in infrastructure. The earliest that the White House expects that money to start flowing out? Late next year.

So if you like in Bumfuck, Iowa and you voted for Trump on the promise that that big infrastructure project near you would get finished, then I’ve got some bad news.

The Trump budget is a fucking disaster of epic proportions. It doesn’t even begin to pass the smell test. In fact, it reeks worse than a backed up sewer main spewing nonstop shit into the street.

Of course that means Heritage is supporting it.

Any economist will tell you that Trump’s budget wouldn’t even pass first year econ. Why? Double counting growth, but ignoring the cost of lost revenue. In other words, the deficits created will be double that which they claim (and they’ve already stated that they’re good with it. But the deficits are an excuse to absolute gut Medicare, Medicaid, and every other social program so millionaires like Trump can get their tax cuts.

This is the worst kind of redistribution of wealth. As I repeatedly argue, the GOP isn’t against redistribution of wealth - they just want to see all the wealth flow to the rich, and that the poor get fucked.

That’s exactly what this budget proposes. The GOP may feign revulsion at it, but this is their long term goal too. Gut and eliminate the safety net, cut taxes on the rich, and screw the poor.

The infrastructure budget is vaporware too. It supposes that foreign investments will mean cheap funding that is off government ledgers, but it also suggests that foreign investors will get control/have say in US infrastructure, which is a potential national security risk. Privatizing infrastructure hasn’t exactly gone well where it’s been tried.

There’s a reason that Amtrak even exists in the first place - railroads went bankrupt trying to do passenger service. Amtrak’s in a bad way because of decades of govt (particularly the GOP) refusing to do the investment needed in infrastructure. We’re seeing the wages of this now. And the GOP wants even deeper cuts to Amtrak.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 6:18:42am

re: #115 wheat-dogg

IS is claiming responsibility for the Ariana Grande concert attack.

washingtonpost.com

Of course they are. Why wouldn’t they? Even if it were a lone wolf attack, they get to make the boast and recruit off of this heinous attack. Craven cowards whose idea of success is murdering a bunch of kids at a concert.

It’s also a good reminder that Trump undermined the fight against IS by revealing an Israeli source inside IS to the Russians.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 6:34:24am

Because the difference between the twit Trump and Obama isn’t stark enough…

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Unshaken Defiance  May 23, 2017 • 6:35:17am

The kids hurt or killed this time has even hardened reporters cracking. Voices break a little as they hold back tears. And fucking Trump sounds like an apprentice contractor constructed his so called sentences of condolence.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 6:38:35am

re: #112 The Vicious Babushka

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 6:38:55am

MOAR IMAX IN OUTER SPACE PROJECTION FROM REPUBLICANS

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Jay C  May 23, 2017 • 6:39:05am

re: #121 lawhawk

There’s a reason that Amtrak even exists in the first place - railroads went bankrupt trying to do passenger service. Amtrak’s in a bad way because of decades of govt (particularly the GOP) refusing to do the investment needed in infrastructure. We’re seeing the wages of this now. And the GOP wants even deeper cuts to Amtrak.

Even leaving aside the apparently genetically-coded Republican animus towards passenger rail service (of almost any sort), the bolded bit above is, IMO, the heart of the matter. The notion that anything that doesn’t make money, in and of itself, is unworthy of public support is a thoroughly ingrained concept for a large segment of the political establishment. And the Trump Era is only going to aggravate the problem.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 6:39:36am

re: #124 Unshaken Defiance

One of the jobs of the President is to be the consoler in chief. Reagan had to do so after the Marine Barracks bombing, the Challenger disaster, and other times. Every president has to do so. Some are more effective than others. Reagan, Clinton, and Obama were particularly effective at this.

Trump simply is incapable of doing so because that requires empathy, which he does not have.

We see that with his letter from Yad Vashem, and in his statement on the Manchester bombing, and we’ll see it again and again. He simply doesn’t get it.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 6:40:03am

re: #125 The Major

Yep-I’ll be using this one…

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Like I said above. An occasional SF meme is OK. Use them too much, and people won’t take you seriously.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 23, 2017 • 6:44:35am

re: #128 lawhawk

The sheer visual embarrassment watching him…

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 6:44:42am

re: #129 wheat-dogg

Diversity is key… and with that…

That’s how it’s done people
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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 6:45:14am

re: #125 The Major

Yep-I’ll be using this one…

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I thought you said you have serious rebuttals to every wingnut talking point. Spamming memes is tedious.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 6:46:37am

re: #128 lawhawk

One of the jobs of the President is to be the consoler in chief. Reagan had to do so after the Marine Barracks bombing, the Challenger disaster, and other times. Every president has to do so. Some are more effective than others. Reagan, Clinton, and Obama were particularly effective at this.

Trump simply is incapable of doing so because that requires empathy, which he does not have.

We see that with his letter from Yad Vashem, and in his statement on the Manchester bombing, and we’ll see it again and again. He simply doesn’t get it.

He sees everything that happens in terms of his own “ratings”

Massive terror attack? GOOD THING BECAUSE RATINGS!!!!

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 6:47:42am

re: #121 lawhawk

Now we know how Trump could go bankrupt running a casino.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 6:50:00am

re: #134 Skip Intro

Now we know how Trump could go bankrupt running a casino.

I think he deliberately sank the casino business to launder money, or he’s hopelessly inept as a businessman. Either premise is believable.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 6:50:41am

Oh, and another thing.

If I hear any fucking GOPers claim that they’re pro life after even giving the slightest bit of support for Trump’s budget, or anything approaching Trump’s budget, they can go to fucking hell.

This is not the budget anyone calling themselves pro life could ever ascribe to. The GOP may try and distance themselves from the Trump budget, but this budget is an aspirational goal for the GOP - to completely defund and eliminate the safety net so that rich people can get bigger tax cuts.

Set aside the bit that they completely defund every aspect of Planned Parenthood. That’s bad enough.

They’re absolutely crippling the Medicare and Medicaid budgets, which is essential for the health care of millions of senior citizens, disabled Americans, and poor, especially and including children.

Delaying care, denying care, and ultimately resulting in shorter life expectancies and more deaths.

That’s the fucking opposite of being pro life.

In fact, these GOP fuckers are more than willing to gut coverage for prenatal care, which gives away the game - that this isn’t about the life of the mother, or even the fetus. It’s about power and control, and forcing births on women who have to make difficult choices that they aren’t taking lightly, and screwing these women every which way to Sunday and back.

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 6:52:21am

re: #136 lawhawk

They are pro forced birth. After that you’re on your own, even if you’re only ten minutes old.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 6:52:28am

re: #134 Skip Intro

Now we know how Trump could go bankrupt running a casino.

There was a story last year about how one of his businesses completely ignored GAAP to reduce income so they didn’t have to pay anything towards a profit sharing agreement they had with New York City.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 6:54:18am

re: #136 lawhawk

The GOP wants to turn the USA into a banana republic, with an elite (them) and hordes of uneducated, uncared-for peons. Even the former banana republics have moved away from that model.

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 6:54:23am

re: #138 Timothy Watson

I think the Trump Organization has around a dozen employees, including family members, and a couple of thousand lawyers to bury the bodies.

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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 7:01:13am

re: #123 lawhawk

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Because the difference between the twit Trump and Obama isn’t stark enough…

One makes it about him, the other thoughtful and introspective.

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sagehen  May 23, 2017 • 7:03:31am

re: #111 garzooma

Definitely interesting. Check this part out:

I certainly can’t think of a historical case like this.

Sure you can; Benedict Arnold.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 7:07:37am

re: #126 The Vicious Babushka

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Interesting Times  May 23, 2017 • 7:08:28am

re: #125 The Major

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 7:08:50am
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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 7:11:19am
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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 7:11:48am

re: #145 lawhawk

Gods damnit!

Roger Moore passes away at 89.

I was just coming in to post that!

RIP, Mr. Bond. You were the most suave.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 7:13:39am

re: #126 The Vicious Babushka

Betsy DeVos: School choice opponents are “flat-earthers”

Remember Rick Perry insisting that Creationists are being treated just like Galileo?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 7:17:01am

JARED KUSHNER: A SLUMLORD STRAIGHT OUT OF A DICKENS NOVEL

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 7:17:07am
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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 7:19:33am

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

Remember Rick Perry insisting that Creationists are being treated just like Galileo?

Hahahha yeah I do remember that gem.

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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 7:22:15am

re: #150 lawhawk

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And who needs disease prevention?

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 7:23:21am

re: #126 The Vicious Babushka

MOAR IMAX IN OUTER SPACE PROJECTION FROM REPUBLICANS

Yep, Betsy, we’re the ones ignoring all of the evidence that says that charter and private schools are worse than public schools and what you did to Michigan. //

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Barefoot Grin  May 23, 2017 • 7:24:04am

Brennan testifying that as of Jan. 20th he still had unresolved questions over contacts between Russians and American persons to recruit “witting or unwittingly” Americans to help with Russian involvement in election. That’s the strongest hint at collusion I’ve heard. Coats wouldn’t comment.

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SteelPH  May 23, 2017 • 7:29:04am

re: #150 lawhawk

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Remember when Republicans refused to applaud finding a cure for cancer?
Guess it wasn’t just to spite the black man. They really don’t want cancer to be cured.

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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 7:30:03am

I think education is simple. We should focus on strengthening our existing public schools. If you want private schools fine, I’m not opposed to their existence but they’re just that, private. Focus on strengthening public schools by getting top-notch educators, etc. DeVos doesn’t know a goddamn thing about our public school system. FFS everyone in this administration makes the Bush administration look brilliant. I mean I know I disagreed with Rod Paige and Margaret Spellings on educational policy but at least those two had been involved in our educational system and weren’t just being rewarded for years of giving the Republican tit money.

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Barefoot Grin  May 23, 2017 • 7:31:47am

Trey Gowdy now badgering the witness.

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Amory Blaine  May 23, 2017 • 7:34:40am

You know the government as assembled is about to give the hardest kick in the nuts the working class has seen in at least my lifetime?
There ain’t going to be a next time.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 7:38:51am
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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 7:40:20am

re: #158 Amory Blaine

You know the government as assembled is about to give the hardest kick in the nuts the working class has seen in at least my lifetime?
There ain’t going to be a next time.

It’s Reagan’s shit on steroids.

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Barefoot Grin  May 23, 2017 • 7:43:28am

Gowdy is such a shit weasel.

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 7:45:13am

re: #161 Barefoot Grin

Gowdy is such a shit weasel.

He’s another Republican whose sole reason for existing was to harass the Clintons.

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 7:45:35am

re: #150 lawhawk

Trump HHS budget asks for, among other things, a $1 billion cut at the National Cancer Institute washingtonpost.com

— Joel Achenbach

But think of the tax cut potential.

///

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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 7:46:18am

re: #162 Belafon

He’s another Republican whose sole reason for existing was to harass the Clintons.

or Obama. Remember he was elected because Bob Ingliss suddenly wasn’t right wing enough for his lunatic constituents.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 7:46:56am
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Barefoot Grin  May 23, 2017 • 7:47:50am

re: #162 Belafon

He’s another Republican whose sole reason for existing was to harass the Clintons.

He’s still trying to provide cover for Trump in today’s hearing by casting doubt on Brennan’s judgment. At least, that’s my take.

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 7:47:51am

re: #165 The Major

You’re getting to be the only reason I’m glad I cannot see twitter pictures and video at work.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 7:51:03am

re: #167 Belafon

You’re getting to be the only reason I’m glad I cannot see twitter pictures and video at work.

They are TV science fiction show memes, and I’m getting tired of them. You hear me, The Major? Develop a different response strategy for Twitter and/or don’t post your meme tweets here. I recommend the first alternative.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 7:52:02am

re: #165 The Major

You are getting on my last nerve. You better have something more substantial than another stupid Youtube meme in your next post.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 7:53:10am

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 7:53:34am

I’m having flashbacks to Ziggy TARDIS constantly referencing Doctor Who.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 7:55:56am

re: #171 wheat-dogg

I’m having flashbacks to Ziggy TARDIS constantly referencing Doctor Who.

When Ziggy was posting Who fan stuff, at least he wasn’t posting group guilt, stereotyping, and fantasies of violence.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 7:56:37am

re: #168 wheat-dogg

I’m all ears…

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calochortus  May 23, 2017 • 7:58:38am

I suspect the Trump budget is a negotiating tactic. I’ve seen more than one member of the GOP dismiss it as something that will obviously never pass. Restore 3/4 of the amounts up for cuts, leave in the tax cuts for the wealthy and it will be hailed as compassionate and a brilliant idea, never mind that it gets them what they wanted in the first place.

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Interesting Times  May 23, 2017 • 7:59:10am

re: #171 wheat-dogg

I’m having flashbacks to Ziggy TARDIS constantly referencing Doctor Who.

I’m having flashbacks to something even less pleasant (the whole Reginald Perrin fiasco)

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 8:00:35am

re: #174 calochortus

I suspect the Trump budget is a negotiating tactic. I’ve seen more than one member of the GOP dismiss it as something that will obviously never pass. Restore 3/4 of the amounts up for cuts, leave in the tax cuts for the wealthy and it will be hailed as compassionate and a brilliant idea, never mind that it gets them what they wanted in the first place.

And it’ll make great ads for the Democrats next year, who won’t even have to refer to Trump’s Russia issues, or his embarrassing performance as a leader.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 8:02:03am

re: #173 The Major

I’m all ears…

Drop the posturing, as if you’re some guy ready to launch a full-scale attack. If you really have something, show it. Otherwise, drop the tough guy approach.

Drop the endless SF memes, because the RWNJs will write you off as some liberal geek.

Finally, if we want to see your tweets, we can follow you on Twitter. We don’t need to see everything you tweet here, too.

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Interesting Times  May 23, 2017 • 8:04:39am

re: #174 calochortus

I suspect the Trump budget is a negotiating tactic. I’ve seen more than one member of the GOP dismiss it as something that will obviously never pass. Restore 3/4 of the amounts up for cuts, leave in the tax cuts for the wealthy and it will be hailed as compassionate and a brilliant idea, never mind that it gets them what they wanted in the first place.

In other words, yet another example of grotesque Overton-window-shifting fuckery. The both-siderist media will absolutely go along with it, which means it behooves Dems (and sane Americans) to push back as if their lives depend on it (literally as well as figuratively)

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calochortus  May 23, 2017 • 8:05:25am

re: #147 makeitstop

I was just coming in to post that!

RIP, Mr. Bond. You were the most suave.

For us Olds, before James Bond, he was The Saint.
R.I.P.

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calochortus  May 23, 2017 • 8:07:58am

re: #178 Interesting Times

In other words, yet another example of grotesque Overton-window-shifting fuckery. The both-siderist media will absolutely go along with it, which means it behooves Dems (and sane Americans) to push back as if their lives depend on it (literally as well as figuratively)

It is obviously worrying. On the other hand, as Trumps ratings slip and Congress looks at who this will hurt before the next election, they may not go anywhere with this budget or anything like it. Given the past 4 months, I’d give chaos continuing to reign an edge in the odds.

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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 8:08:13am

re: #175 Interesting Times

I’m having flashbacks to something even less pleasant (the whole Reginald Perrin fiasco)

I’m surprised that I don’t remember that name because there’s a lot of names in tehre I do. I remember Walter quite well for example because he got upset at a remark my friend who introduced my to LGF made about Robert Spencer- Pam Geller’s pal.

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 8:08:17am
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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 8:09:06am

re: #182 Ace-o-aces

So radical Islamic terrorism is OK then?

Just trying to keep all this wingnut talk straight.

//

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Eventual Carrion  May 23, 2017 • 8:09:26am

re: #176 Belafon

And it’ll make great ads for the Democrats next year, who won’t even have to refer to Trump’s Russia issues, or his embarrassing performance as a leader.

Yep. Ad: “See what the GOP was wanting to do? What do you think would have happened if we (Dems) had not been there to push back, think what would have happened. We need to get them out before they try again!”

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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 8:09:44am

re: #182 Ace-o-aces

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nytimes.com

A fucking eight year old was among the victims. What a miserable asshole this guy is. The only difference between him and the terrorists is he’s too chickenshit to act on his violent fantasies but they have the same fucked up ideology.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 8:09:49am

re: #179 calochortus

For us Olds, before James Bond, he was The Saint.
R.I.P.

I remember The Saint (Simon Templar). Watched it when I was a kid. He drove a Volvo P1800.

Later, I learned the character had been around since the 1920s.

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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 8:10:12am

re: #183 Sir John Barron

So radical Islamic terrorism is OK then?

Just trying to keep all this wingnut talk straight.

//

Be well to remember that Robertson and Falwell said we deserved 9-11 more or less.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 8:10:42am

re: #183 Sir John Barron

So radical Islamic terrorism is OK then?

Just trying to keep all this wingnut talk straight.

//

we don’t condone their message (wrong book) but we can’t really argue with their results

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 8:11:06am

re: #123 lawhawk

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Because the difference between the twit Trump and Obama isn’t stark enough…

Again, Trump keeps using the same small collection of adjectives even in situations where they don’t really fit. My 1st grader has a larger vocabulary than Trump.

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 8:12:33am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Trump Official Met with Palmer Luckey, Chuck Johnson to Discuss the Wall, For Some Reason [Updated]

Guess we know who Chucky’s new sugar daddy is. How long until Luckey realizes he’s being fleeced?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 23, 2017 • 8:13:52am

Morning Lizards.

I kind of want to just crawl back under my rock.

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calochortus  May 23, 2017 • 8:16:26am

re: #186 wheat-dogg

I remember The Saint (Simon Templar). Watched it when I was a kid. He drove a Volvo P1800.

Later, I learned the character had been around since the 1920s.

Yeah, I was in my early teens. Read a bunch of the books too.

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HappyWarrior  May 23, 2017 • 8:16:38am

re: #188 KGxvi

we don’t condone their message (wrong book) but we can’t really argue with their results

That really does seem to be what some of the more honest religious right nutjobs say. I seem to recall one of them praising ISIS not too long ago.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 8:16:39am

re: #177 wheat-dogg

Message received.

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 8:17:48am
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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 8:19:56am

re: #192 calochortus

Yeah, I was in my early teens. Read a bunch of the books too.

Watching this now. Bless YouTube.

The Saint S01E02: The Latin Touch

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 8:20:13am
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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 8:21:33am

re: #195 Ace-o-aces

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The Brits need to build a wall to stop the Chunnel and protect their borders.

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calochortus  May 23, 2017 • 8:22:40am

re: #198 Timothy Watson

The Brits need to build a wall to stop the Chunnel and protect their borders.

///

Maybe a moat? You know, something to surround the country and keep people from walking across the border…
/

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 8:23:09am
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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 8:24:12am

Apologies if already posted.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 23, 2017 • 8:24:35am
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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 8:28:25am

Hi Klys!

Here’s a new Pete Souza troll for ya

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 8:30:24am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 23, 2017 • 8:33:05am

re: #203 Stanley Sea

That man is just a treasure. I swear.

It was a long weekend so I was vaguely insulated from the news (I helped do some of the day-of-running stuff at the wedding which was …interesting since the caterer didn’t show) but I did hear about that particular bit.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 23, 2017 • 8:37:15am

BBC is reporting that the suspected bomber was “British or from the UK” and there has been an arrest in the investigation too.

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Major Tom  May 23, 2017 • 8:37:43am

If you’re having a midlife crisis but you aren’t married and have no kids, you’re just cool, right?

…Asking for a friend.

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sagehen  May 23, 2017 • 8:42:51am

re: #207 Major Tom

If you’re having a midlife crisis but you aren’t married and have no kids, you’re just cool, right?

…Asking for a friend.

Um… depends on your body type and if you’re well-dressed?

Do the 20-years-youngers at your gym snicker at you, or want to date you?

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calochortus  May 23, 2017 • 8:45:13am

Oh look. My coffee cup is empty and there sits today’s to-do list with nothing crossed off yet. Whatever shall I do?

Spoiler: despite being a liberal who wishes only to suck at the government teat whilst lecturing others about their failings, I am very good about doing the stuff I put on my list. In part, it’s because I know myself well enough to structure the list in a way that makes the stuff I don’t want to do moderately palatable, in part it is just the habit of years and the fact that once I’ve done the stuff on the list I’m obligation-free, at least until tomorrow’s list turns up.

So, BBL.

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Barefoot Grin  May 23, 2017 • 8:47:30am

Gowdy now talking about “masking” and “unmasking.”

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Major Tom  May 23, 2017 • 8:48:44am

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 8:49:14am

re: #210 Barefoot Grin

Gowdy now talking about “masking” and “unmasking.”

its all about confusing the issues, muddying the water, etc.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 8:49:46am

re: #210 Barefoot Grin

Gowdy now talking about “masking” and “unmasking.”

Again, he probably knows what those terms mean in relation to an ongoing investigation, but to the standard Fox viewer, it all sounds like a leftist deep-state, Soros-funded, Obama -led cabal to bring down the legally elected (with an EC landslide) government and replace it with the Clintonista Caliphate.

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Barefoot Grin  May 23, 2017 • 8:53:07am

re: #212 Sir John Barron

its all about confusing the issues, muddying the water, etc.

re: #213 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, he probably knows what those terms mean in relation to an ongoing investigation, but to the standard Fox viewer, it all sounds like a leftist deep-state, Soros-funded, Obama -led cabal to bring down the legally elected (with an EC landslide) government and replace it with the Clintonista Caliphate.

Yep. As Joy Reid just noted: ‘this should disabuse anyone of the idea that these Party Men will impeach Trump.’

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 8:54:19am

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

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Her twitter handle kinda makes me laugh—I read it as “you’ve been devosed” (as in hosed.)

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Barefoot Grin  May 23, 2017 • 8:55:50am

Now Gowdy is trying to trash the Steele dossier and imply that its faults might cast doubt on other findings; he ends now on leaks.

Ok, sorry for this running commentary. Gotta go to the office.

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Barefoot Grin  May 23, 2017 • 8:56:46am

re: #216 Barefoot Grin

Now Gowdy is trying to trash the Steele dossier and imply that its faults might cast doubt on other findings; he ends now on leaks.

Ok, sorry for this running commentary. Gotta go to the office.

Sorry, again. He just linked leaks and unmasking. Just fucking say “Susan Rice.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 9:00:21am

re: #214 Barefoot Grin

Yep. As Joy Reid just noted: ‘this should disabuse anyone of the idea that these Party Men will impeach Trump.’

self-disabuse

The thing is, the Trump cachet of complete immunity from the consequences of anything he says or does seems to be rubbing off on the entire Republican party. DT is far from a threat or an embarrassment to the GOP at this point, and nothing that can come out about him will convince them otherwise.

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Joe Bacon  May 23, 2017 • 9:01:22am

re: #186 wheat-dogg

I remember The Saint (Simon Templar). Watched it when I was a kid. He drove a Volvo P1800.

Later, I learned the character had been around since the 1920s.

I’m old enough to remember when Vincent Price played The Saint on radio…

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 9:01:34am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 9:02:55am
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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 9:03:05am

They are ready to pound those hate boners.

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 9:04:40am

re: #123 lawhawk

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Because the difference between the twit Trump and Obama isn’t stark enough…

“…to be here with all of my friends”? Sounds like he’s at a birthday party.

And, MY friends, but it’s signed by both the yam and Mrs. Yam.

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I cannot.  May 23, 2017 • 9:05:51am
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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 9:11:19am
Eight years ago, [Republican Sen. Chuck] Grassley asked the OGE to force “the Obama administration to live up to its word.”

“As a senior member of the United States Senate, I have consistently worked to ensure that the business of the Government is done in as open and transparent manner as possible,” Grassley wrote in his June 10, 2009, letter to OGE’s then-director Robert Cusick.

[OGE director Walter] Shaub wrote in his letter Monday to Mulvaney that it was Grassley’s letter that prompted his office to develop a policy of posting ethics waivers for the Obama administration.

“However, the current Administration has not been complying with this established practice,” Shaub wrote

(h/t Daily Kos)

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 9:11:54am

re: #224 I cannot.

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John Carter  May 23, 2017 • 9:13:55am

re: #174 calochortus

I suspect the Trump budget is a negotiating tactic. I’ve seen more than one member of the GOP dismiss it as something that will obviously never pass. Restore 3/4 of the amounts up for cuts, leave in the tax cuts for the wealthy and it will be hailed as compassionate and a brilliant idea, never mind that it gets them what they wanted in the first place.

He is trying to be all tough after getting his but kicked last time. This is DOA.

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 9:15:02am

re: #227 John Carter

He is trying to be all tough after getting his but kicked last time. This is DOA.

Once again we see Ivanka’s moderating influence on Dolt 45.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 9:15:31am

re: #228 Skip Intro

Once again we see Ivanka’s moderating influence on Dolt 45.

He is growing more Presidential by the minute.

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John Carter  May 23, 2017 • 9:16:01am

re: #182 Ace-o-aces

Funny, my first thoughts were not to objectify them. They were children. I think its notable that they so called followers of christ are always doing that.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 9:16:13am

re: #228 Skip Intro

Once again we see Ivanka’s moderating influence on Dolt 45.

Trump’s going to divert all that saved money into climate change research and mitigation, since we know how important that is to Ivanka.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 9:18:26am

re: #228 Skip Intro

Once again we see Ivanka’s moderating influence on Dolt 45.

The comments are what you would expect from the swarm of Pepes HURR HURR YOUR JUST JELLOS OF IVANKA BECAUSE SHE’S BEAUTIFUL & THIN & YOUR FAT & UGLY!!!!!!

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 9:19:01am

re: #221 The Vicious Babushka

Shorter Gowdy: We trust and like the Russians more than our own IC.

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 9:21:01am

re: #233 Sir John Barron

Shorter Gowdy: We trust and like the Russians more than our own IC.

Because only one of those two is working to keep Republicans in power.

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John Carter  May 23, 2017 • 9:24:41am

re: #189 Ace-o-aces

Again, Trump keeps using the same small collection of adjectives even in situations where they don’t really fit. My 1st grader has a larger vocabulary than Trump.

THIS IS RELEVANT!

The problem with Clinton was that she used proper sentence structure and had a vocabulary of an adult.

If you want to reach his supporters you have to use the same words and phrases (like “a lot of people are saying” and “everyone knows”). I know it is hard but Dr. Suess did it. He was made this bet by his publisher: “I’ll bet you $50 that you can’t write a book using only 50 words,”

It is like that Far Side comic where all they here is “blah blah blah” whenever you leave their basic set of words - an probably causes them to resent the speaker.

Anyway, until someone can do that effectively we will continue to wonder why they support him - he is the only one who speaks their language.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 9:24:44am

re: #233 Sir John Barron

Shorter Gowdy: We trust and like the Russians more than our own IC.

Russia is an oligarchic, homophobic authoritarian theocracy with a cowed press where dissidents get jailed or driven into exile: in other words, the GOP Dream for America.

Only difference being that theirs is a Protestant fundamentalist theocracy instead of a Russian Orthodox one.

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 9:25:30am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 9:27:09am

re: #235 John Carter

It is like that Far Side comic where all they here is “blah blah blah” whenever you leave their basic set of words - an probably causes them to resent the speaker.

I remember them flipping all over the Internet and media out when Obama maintained that “ISIS is not an existential threat to America”

I am sure that is largely because many of them did not understand the word “existential” and just bleeped it out, hearing only “ISIS is not a threat to America”.

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 9:28:03am

From Brennan at the hearing:

Frequently, individuals who go along the treasonous path do not even realize they’re along that path until it gets to be a bit too late.

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 9:28:11am
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Eventual Carrion  May 23, 2017 • 9:28:17am

re: #235 John Carter

THIS IS RELEVANT!

The problem with Clinton was that she used proper sentence structure and had a vocabulary of an adult.

[snip]

It is like that Far Side comic where all they here is “blah blah blah” whenever you leave their basic set of words - an probably causes them to resent the speaker.

Anyway, until someone can do that effectively we will continue to wonder why they support him - he is the only one who speaks their language.

“you talk like a fag, and your shit’s all retarded?”

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Unshaken Defiance  May 23, 2017 • 9:30:16am

Just a thought.
Brennan says he’s aware of intel that revealed contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in Trump campaign
Brennan says Trump might have violated two protocols in meeting with Russian officials

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 9:30:29am
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sagehen  May 23, 2017 • 9:32:03am

re: #240 Charles Johnson

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I keep going back to 2012, when some Tea Partier said all they need or want in a President is somebody with enough working fingers to hold a pen, to sign whatever Congress sends him.

Trump is that President.

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Eventual Carrion  May 23, 2017 • 9:33:42am

re: #245 sagehen

I keep going back to 2012, when some Tea Partier said all they need or want in a President is somebody with enough working fingers to hold a pen, to sign whatever Congress sends him.

Trump is that President.

Tiny working fingers

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 9:33:51am

re: #245 sagehen

I keep going back to 2012, when some Tea Partier said all they need or want in a President is somebody with enough working fingers to hold a pen, to sign whatever Congress sends him.

Trump is that President.

That was Grover Norquist, who has since fallen out of favor with his party. Trump can hold a pen, but he cannot hold his tongue.

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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 9:35:02am

Hey guys, did you know I’M covering up the attacks in Manchester? Behold the power of by 300 follower anonymous Twitter account!

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 9:37:51am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That was Grover Norquist, who has since fallen out of favor with his party. Trump can hold a pen, but he cannot hold his tongue.

NORQUIST IS A SEKRET MUSLIM TERRORISTS JUST LIKE JOHN BRENNAN!1!!

(Actual conspiracy theories for both of them.)

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 9:38:08am

re: #249 Charles Johnson

Cue the usual complaints about First Amendment violations.

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 9:41:57am

re: #248 Ace-o-aces

Hey guys, did you know I’M covering up the attacks in Manchester? Behold the power of by 300 follower anonymous Twitter account!

I bet you he doesn’t mean these guys: dailykos.com.

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John Carter  May 23, 2017 • 9:49:08am

re: #244 Belafon

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Great speech but his supporters only understood every fourth it fifth word.

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Interesting Times  May 23, 2017 • 9:50:57am

re: #235 John Carter

THIS IS RELEVANT!

The problem with Clinton was that she used proper sentence structure and had a vocabulary of an adult.

If you want to reach his supporters you have to use the same words and phrases (like “a lot of people are saying” and “everyone knows”). I know it is hard but Dr. Suess did it. He was made this bet by his publisher: “I’ll bet you $50 that you can’t write a book using only 50 words,”

It is like that Far Side comic where all they here is “blah blah blah” whenever you leave their basic set of words - an probably causes them to resent the speaker.

Anyway, until someone can do that effectively we will continue to wonder why they support him - he is the only one who speaks their language.

Excellent point, and one I tried to make the other day. Again, it’s not about reaching the fox/GOP cult, since they’re beyond all hope - it’s about reaching the low-info voters and non-voters and winning over enough of them to put you over the edge in the states that matter.

We’re stuck with a dumbed-down, soundbite-driven electorate that only reacts to grandiose, simplistic statements that play on the most basic emotions. Obama actually catered to this with his 2008 hope/change rhetoric, and that’s the kind of messaging Dems need to come up with again (updated, of course, to clarify and stark-ify GOP threats to America)

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 9:51:02am

The Prophet Isaiah had some choice words for Jared, Ivanka’s & Daddy’s performance art at the Western Wall:

When you come to appear before Me, who requested this of you, to trample My courts?
You shall no longer bring vain meal-offerings, it is smoke of abomination to Me;
New Moons and Sabbaths, calling convocations, I cannot [bear] iniquity with assembly.
Your New Moons and your appointed seasons My soul hates, they are a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing [them].
And when you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you, even when you pray at length, I do not hear; your hands are full of blood.
Wash, cleanse yourselves, remove the evil of your deeds from before My eyes, cease to do evil.
Learn to do good, seek justice, strengthen the robbed, perform justice for the orphan, plead the case of the widow.

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 9:55:45am

re: #255 The Vicious Babushka

The Prophet Isaiah had some choice words for Jared, Ivanka’s & Daddy’s performance art at the Western Wall:

When you come to appear before Me, who requested this of you, to trample My courts?
You shall no longer bring vain meal-offerings, it is smoke of abomination to Me;
New Moons and Sabbaths, calling convocations, I cannot [bear] iniquity with assembly.
Your New Moons and your appointed seasons My soul hates, they are a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing [them].
And when you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you, even when you pray at length, I do not hear; your hands are full of blood.
Wash, cleanse yourselves, remove the evil of your deeds from before My eyes, cease to do evil.
Learn to do good, seek justice, strengthen the robbed, perform justice for the orphan, plead the case of the widow.

Ivanka’s response:

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 23, 2017 • 9:58:10am

re: #222 Ace-o-aces

They are ready to pound those hate boners.

Blink
Blink Blink

I am not sure if that is a brilliant metaphor or just disturbing.

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Dr Lizardo  May 23, 2017 • 9:59:20am

The Manchester Arena attacker has been named by the cops over in the UK.

bbc.com

22 year old, Manchester-born.

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nines09  May 23, 2017 • 9:59:24am

re: #248 Ace-o-aces

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Hey guys, did you know I’M covering up the attacks in Manchester? Behold the power of by 300 follower anonymous Twitter account!

YOU BASTARD!

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 10:01:29am

re: #255 The Vicious Babushka

Learn to do good, seek justice, strengthen the robbed, perform justice for the orphan, plead the case of the widow.

Similarly, Justice. Only Justice, Shall Thou Pursue. Deuteronomy 16:20

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 10:02:19am

re: #245 sagehen

I keep going back to 2012, when some Tea Partier said all they need or want in a President is somebody with enough working fingers to hold a pen, to sign whatever Congress sends him.

Trump is that President.

I don’t know if he is considered a Tea Party type, but Grover Norquist has long had that as his favorite thing. Well, along with a Congress that will drown the Federal Government in a bathtub.

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austin_blue  May 23, 2017 • 11:07:17am

re: #117 William Lewis

Of course they are.

What came of the transformer idea?

They started recovering nuts and bolts from the injured during surgery.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 23, 2017 • 2:28:36pm

re: #155 SteelPH

Remember when Republicans refused to applaud finding a cure for cancer?
Guess it wasn’t just to spite the black man. They really don’t want cancer to be cured.

Probably just professional courtesy.


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