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1
John Carter  May 23, 2017 • 9:49:58am

re: #253 John Carter

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

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 23, 2017 • 9:50:34am
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Eventual Carrion  May 23, 2017 • 9:52:56am

re: #2 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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This “Do not touch me” thing is getting pretty funny.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 23, 2017 • 9:53:28am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 9:54:08am

re: #2 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Damn, she shut him down fierce!

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 9:54:39am

re: #2 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yikes. She really hates him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 9:55:07am

re: #4 klys (maker of Silmarils)

OFFS.

That’s gotta be some of the dumbest richsplaining I’ve ever seen.

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 9:55:58am

re: #2 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The way she holds her hand up stiffly, then gives a little perfunctory wave. This is a woman living in a hell of her own making.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 9:55:59am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Yikes. She really hates him.

She wouldn’t take his hand so he grabbed her ass.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 9:57:15am

re: #2 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 9:57:35am

re: #2 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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HAAAAAAAA

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 9:58:05am
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Interesting Times  May 23, 2017 • 9:58:09am

re: #10 The Vicious Babushka

She wouldn’t take his hand so he grabbed her ass.

Perfect metaphor for GOP attitudes toward women.

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b.d.  May 23, 2017 • 10:02:29am

trump not using the magic words “radical islamic terrorism” in his Saudi Arabia speech basically gave the green light and caused the Manchester deal….

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 10:02:47am

re: #4 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We knew it would be bad when he appointed this Freedom Caucus Teabagger.

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 10:06:23am
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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 10:07:30am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

The way she holds her hand up stiffly, then gives a little perfunctory wave. This is a woman living in a hell of her own making.

Let me check….hmmm…mmmm…

Nope, not feeling sorry for her or Orange Pompous.

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 10:07:39am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Yikes. She really hates him.

Naw, that’s just another low five as DimJim calls it.

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b.d.  May 23, 2017 • 10:08:39am

She’s never going to move in to the White House, is she?

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 10:09:00am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Yikes. She really hates him.

I’m guessing Donnie Two Scoops is not getting any ice cream from Melania, if you know what I mean.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 10:10:04am

Just saw that Roger Moore died.

That’s sad but hey, he made it to 89 and lived one hell of a life.

First Bond actor to pass away I believe.

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mmmirele  May 23, 2017 • 10:10:13am

Is it wrong to say that I liked the hat/fascinator Ivanka wore to the Western Wall yesterday?

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 10:12:02am

re: #4 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We do. It’s called “Having the program around in case anyone needs it.”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 10:12:10am

re: #23 mmmirele

Is it wrong to say that I liked the hat/fascinator Ivanka wore to the Western Wall yesterday?

She wore it because she wants you to buy it. That whole display was just a fashion catwalk.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:13:25am
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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 10:13:42am

re: #15 b.d.

trump not using the magic words “radical islamic terrorism” in his Saudi Arabia speech basically gave the green light and caused the Manchester deal….

//

He didn’t use it in his mention of Manchester either. He used “losers” which might not even mean much to a good portion of the world.

You’d think Fox News would dedicate a 2 hour special on not saying “Radical Islamic Terrorists” but they won’t. The have to protect their Big Orange Ass.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:14:01am

re: #17 Charles Johnson

Mr Billlllllll!

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 10:14:47am

re: #17 Charles Johnson

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Is that Mr. Bill on the floor???

Oh nooooooooo!!!

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 10:15:06am

re: #17 Charles Johnson

And Mr. Bill lays terrified, completely motionless, fearful that any attempt of escape will roust the savage beasts that surround him…

OHHHHHH NOOOOOOOO…..

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 10:15:09am

Poor hummers are being crowded out by the bees:

West Texas Hummingbird Cam, Sponsored by Perky-Pet

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mmmirele  May 23, 2017 • 10:15:17am

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

She wore it because she wants you to buy it. That whole display was just a fashion catwalk.

Well, I liked it, but I don’t go to occasions where I’d wear something like that.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:15:24am

I was wondering what demonination of xtianity Trump practiced.

I mean, 2 days after Obama threw his hat in the ring, we new his church and paster.

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 10:15:32am

re: #21 wheat-dogg

I’m guessing Donnie Two Scoops is not getting any ice cream from Melania, if you know what I mean.

Just the ice.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 10:16:19am

re: #27 ObserverArt

I actually think that the losers bit is more appropriate for describing the actions than Trump’s former descriptor (when he wasn’t in the Middle East, or Israel, which is not a part of the Middle East) of Radical Islamic Terrorist.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 10:17:16am
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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 10:17:59am

re: #23 mmmirele

Is it wrong to say that I liked the hat/fascinator Ivanka wore to the Western Wall yesterday?

Repeat from last thread (different question/same response)

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 10:18:33am

Okeanos folk posted the video of the brittle stars capturing the little squid, stills of which I posted a couple of weeks ago:

Brutal Brittle Stars

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 10:18:50am

re: #35 lawhawk

I actually think that the losers bit is more appropriate for describing the actions than Trump’s former descriptor (when he wasn’t in the Middle East, or Israel, which is not a part of the Middle East) of Radical Islamic Terrorist.

I can tell you are not a Fox News watcher.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 10:19:00am
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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 10:19:33am

re: #39 ObserverArt

I take that as a high complement.

*curtsy* /heh

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 10:19:53am

Some wingnut little Yiddel scolded me for criticizing Ivanka’s fashion catwalk at the Kotel yesterday. I told him to read Isaiah chapter 1 & get back to me.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 10:20:22am

re: #33 Birth Control Works

I was wondering what demonination of xtianity Trump practiced.

I mean, 2 days after Obama threw his hat in the ring, we new his church and paster.

First Church of Expedient False Piety, on the Upper East Side

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 10:21:38am

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Made my morning!

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 23, 2017 • 10:22:12am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Yikes. She really hates him.

Holy Christ. The first time, walking down the red carpet, was maybe just she didn’t want to hold his hand as she was a bit behind him and it was physically awkward.

That there? That was just pure revulsion. An instinctive reaction.

I’ve seen that in battered wives, during the brief time I volunteered to escort them to hearings in Family Court, to keep their deranged husbands from flying at them in a rage. Even being as calming and soothing as possible, I’d reach out to help guide them down one turning in a corridor, and they’d FLINCH like that.

Wow. WTF happened in the last few months? Did the Russians show her the pee-pee tape or what?

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:22:47am
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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 10:23:43am

re: #46 Birth Control Works

Kushner’s no different than Donny. They are peas in a pod, which is why they get along and have a common worldview.

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 10:23:48am

re: #17 Charles Johnson

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So evidently cats don’t induce schizophrenia, but dogs can suffer catatonia.

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 10:23:55am

re: #45 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

Maybe the rumor they were divorcing is true.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:24:21am

re: #38 freetoken

Okeanos folk posted the video of the brittle stars capturing the little squid, stills of which I posted a couple of weeks ago:

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Video

ewwwww!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 10:24:41am

re: #45 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

Wow. WTF happened in the last few months? Did the Russians show her the pee-pee tape or what?

I also think she is totally disgusted at the way that he continues to be the arrogant, petulant, thin-skinned, uncultured slob that he always was even though he was given every opportunity and no end of advice on how to at least act Presidential when he is in the public eye.

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garzooma  May 23, 2017 • 10:26:08am

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

Just saw that Roger Moore died.

That’s sad but hey, he made it to 89 and lived one hell of a life.

First Bond actor to pass away I believe.

Saw this story about him. Pretty cool.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 10:26:39am

The Fox News right wing pundit circuit hasn’t quite figured out that the Muslim travel ban and banning people from specific countries doesn’t work, mostly because the recent European terrorists have been homegrown jihadis, not those who have emigrated from elsewhere (or were even refugees). These are people who have bought into the extremism on their own.

It’s yet another reason why Trump’s Muslim ban fails in the courts on the facts and evidence.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:27:17am

Jared, the slumlord:

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:27:58am

re: #53 lawhawk

xenophobia knows no bounds

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 23, 2017 • 10:28:48am

re: #51 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I also think she is totally disgusted at the way that he continues to be the arrogant, petulant, thin-skinned uncultured slob that he always was even though he was given every opportunity and no end of advice on how to at least act Presidential when he is in the public eye.

Hm. I think the truth might be closer to the post of a couple of days ago - can’t remember who did it - talking about how they lived in a family with an abusive monster of a father. There’s a common reaction when such arrogant but internally weak men feel disrespected by the outside world…

…they take it out on those closest to them. And we know that Donnie is prone to emotional tantrums in public. Imagine how bad he is behind closed doors.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:29:37am

FOX ‘News’ Just Got Dethroned By MSNBC

For the first time in its 21 years, MSNBC sits atop the cable news universe, knocking FOX News down to its lowest position in 17 years in this week’s Nielsen ratings.

MSNBC finished number one in cable news, and only behind NBA-airer TNT among all cable networks, with a weekday prime average of 2.44 million viewers. Behind them, FOX News, facing internal sexual harassment crises and a growing credibility gap, continued its recent descent with 2.405 million average nightly viewers.

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bratwurst  May 23, 2017 • 10:30:04am

If you haven’t read the Twitter thread that can be found on the second tweet below, take a minute a give yourself a lift today:

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:30:57am

re: #56 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

And we know that Donnie is prone to emotional tantrums in public. Imagine how bad he is behind closed doors.

THE HORROR

seriously, I wouldn’t want to be alone with him even in the back of a cab.

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 23, 2017 • 10:31:55am

re: #59 Birth Control Works

THE HORROR

seriously, I wouldn’t want to be alone with him even in the back of a cab.

It would be like being trapped in a steel cage with a snarling 260-lb water rat.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 10:32:04am

We know what kind of misogynist Trump is behind closed doors. Recall the Access Hollywood tape.

His supporters didn’t care, and millions of women still voted for the dumpster fire.

We know how he treats women around him - trophies and something pretty to leer at.

It’s no different for the women closest to him.

What we’re seeing in the dynamic between Melania and Donald in public is probably so much more than that in private, though given that they’re not even in the same building most of the time so far is a good thing - for her.

Trump simply isn’t right in the head, and it’s been apparent for way too long, but the GOP simply doesn’t care. His supporters don’t care, because he tells them what they want to hear, regardless of what he actually does.

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 10:32:06am

re: #53 lawhawk

When you lose JPod…..

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 10:32:06am

re: #57 Birth Control Works

FOX ‘News’ Just Got Dethroned By MSNBC

Which is pretty wild, since they aren’t even offered in a number of markets, and it’s hard to get them in others.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:32:16am

re: #58 bratwurst

If you haven’t read the Twitter thread that can be found on the second tweet below, take a minute a give yourself a lift today:

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I honestly believe I remember that first show. I was 3 years old and we had this little b&w TV. I remember my mom saying—” there is a new show for you.”

For some reason, I remember a lot about that time of my life. Only children don’t have too many distractions.

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 10:32:43am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 10:33:18am

re: #46 Birth Control Works

What a vile little weasel, waging lawfare to drive poor tenants into destitution for a few lousy nickels.

Isaiah had words for this:

When you come to appear before Me, who requested this of you, to trample My courts?

You shall no longer bring vain 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 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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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:33:43am

re: #61 lawhawk

We know what kind of misogynist Trump is behind closed doors. Recall the Access Hollywood tape.

His supporters didn’t care, and millions of women still voted for the dumpster fire.

We know how he treats women around him - trophies and something pretty to leer at.

It’s no different for the women closest to him.

What we’re seeing in the dynamic between Melania and Donald in public is probably so much more than that in private, though given that they’re not even in the same building most of the time so far is a good thing - for her.

Trump simply isn’t right in the head, and it’s been apparent for way too long, but the GOP simply doesn’t care. His supporters don’t care, because he tells them what they want to hear, regardless of what he actually does.

So easy to get caught in the Madonna/Whore dichotomy. Especially when you are considered a Madonna. White women nearly always are Madonnas by default.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 10:33:59am
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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:34:29am

re: #66 The Vicious Babushka

What a vile little weasel, waging lawfare to drive poor tenants into destitution for a few lousy nickels.

Isaiah had words for this:

Jared seems to be more than vile.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 10:36:13am

re: #61 lawhawk

Trump simply isn’t right in the head, and it’s been apparent for way too long, but the GOP simply doesn’t care. His supporters don’t care, because he tells them what they want to hear, regardless of what he actually does.

Mentioned this before, but the GOP is perfectly pleased at the way that DT’s near-total immunity to consequences for his words and actions has begun to rub off on the whole GOP. They now feel free to say and do things with impunity that they once would have at least tried to cover up or obscure.

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wheat-dogg  May 23, 2017 • 10:36:19am

It’s 1:30 in the morning here, so I’m hitting the hay. No classes tomorrow, but I’m trying to keep a semi-regular sleep cycle for when I do have morning classes.

Trump managed not to start a war with Israel. Maybe he can manage not to start one with with the RCC or Italy.

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 10:36:58am

re: #45 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

Holy Christ. The first time, walking down the red carpet, was maybe just she didn’t want to hold his hand as she was a bit behind him and it was physically awkward.

That there? That was just pure revulsion. An instinctive reaction.

I’ve seen that in battered wives, during the brief time I volunteered to escort them to hearings in Family Court, to keep their deranged husbands from flying at them in a rage. Even being as calming and soothing as possible, I’d reach out to help guide them down one turning in a corridor, and they’d FLINCH like that.

Wow. WTF happened in the last few months? Did the Russians show her the pee-pee tape or what?

Is it the last few months? I have a feeling this has been going on for years.

Plus, there was that bit yesterday about a rumor of a divorce settlement that was not finished once The Donny was elected.

He is an asshole, it is very easy to tell that. No doubt all the “money”* doesn’t have the oomph to cover over that simple fact.

*If there is all that much money. Who knows maybe they find that is a con too.

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gocart mozart  May 23, 2017 • 10:37:28am
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stpaulbear  May 23, 2017 • 10:37:47am

re: #57 Birth Control Works

FOX ‘News’ Just Got Dethroned By MSNBC

Wasn’t ‘The Last Word’ second to ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ in popularity? I hope the replacement show loses most of Maddow’s audience just to stick it to Zucker. Maddow and O’Donnell were a good one/two punch.

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 10:39:37am
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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 10:40:00am

re: #4 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So the new people deserving compassion are the well-off. Great, got it.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 23, 2017 • 10:40:25am

re: #75 Charles Johnson

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THEY ARE ALT-RIGHT IN THE HEAD.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 10:40:59am
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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 10:41:26am
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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 23, 2017 • 10:41:41am

re: #61 lawhawk

We know how he treats women around him - trophies and something pretty to leer at.

It’s no different for the women closest to him.

What we’re seeing in the dynamic between Melania and Donald in public is probably so much more than that in private, though given that they’re not even in the same building most of the time so far is a good thing - for her.

Trump simply isn’t right in the head, and it’s been apparent for way too long, but the GOP simply doesn’t care. His supporters don’t care, because he tells them what they want to hear, regardless of what he actually does.

That last graf of yours. That he’s not right in the head.

I keep thinking of the cases of elder abuse fueled by dementia that I saw going through family court. The husband would be a crusty old coot, often a WWII veteran (this was the early 90s when I did the escort-to-court thing), and one of the symptoms of dementia is paranoia and irrational rage.

And yes, in public the men were bad enough. Deputies often had to intervene to drag away a guy spraying me with spittle in a rant. In private?

Can you imagine what the reaction from Fox would be if Michelle Obama was acting this way towards Barack? They’d be unearthing every awful, stomach-twisting racist “ghetto abuser” meme they could find, and there’d be an unending parade of so-called experts on the tube yammering and making shit up.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 10:42:45am

re: #72 ObserverArt

Plus, there was that bit yesterday about a rumor of a divorce settlement that was not finished once The Donny was elected.

But it was Claude Taylor who was pushing that rumor and he’s as full of shit as Louise Mensch.

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 10:43:05am

re: #74 stpaulbear

Bill O’ being gone has made a dent. However, Maddow’s ratings have been strong.

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 10:43:36am

Unfu…

Nope, totally fucking believable. It’s all the Trump admin does.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 10:44:17am

re: #80 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

Can you imagine what the reaction from Fox would be if Michelle Obama was acting this way towards Barack Obama was the twice-divorced father of five children by three different mothers? They’d be unearthing every awful, stomach-twisting racist “ghetto abuser” meme they could find, and there’d be an unending parade of so-called experts on the tube yammering and making shit up.

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 10:44:26am

re: #83 lawhawk

Unfu…

Nope, totally fucking believable. It’s all the Trump admin does.

Hmmm, the new Working Class Nationalism looks an awful lot like the old Upper Class Nationalism…..

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Mattand  May 23, 2017 • 10:44:43am

re: #57 Birth Control Works

FOX ‘News’ Just Got Dethroned By MSNBC

My only regret is that Roger Ailes did not live to see this day.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 10:46:26am

THIS MONSTER

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Mattand  May 23, 2017 • 10:47:21am

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

THIS MONSTER

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BUT HER EMAILS!!!!

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 10:48:11am

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

THIS MONSTER

“It won’t happen to me because I’m white. Hey, where’s my check?!”

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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 10:48:12am

re: #88 Mattand

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 10:48:38am

re: #58 bratwurst

If you haven’t read the Twitter thread that can be found on the second tweet below, take a minute a give yourself a lift today:

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Fred did a lot of work with Jonathan Kozol (one of my heroes)—here’s what Kozol said about “one special teacher”

Jonathan Kozol - On Fred Rogers

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 10:50:06am

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

THIS MONSTER

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That motherfucker’s tie costs more than what the average SSD recipient gets to live on for a month. The suit, they could live on for two years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 10:50:08am

re: #92 Birth Control Works

Out-of-Control Man Wearing Make America Great Again Hat Kicked Off United Flight as Crowd Chants ‘Lock Him Up’

Haters seem to be embolded by the election results.

White trash + sense of empowerment = Trump Presidency

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 10:51:19am

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wrenchwench  May 23, 2017 • 10:51:47am

re: #45 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

Holy Christ. The first time, walking down the red carpet, was maybe just she didn’t want to hold his hand as she was a bit behind him and it was physically awkward.

That there? That was just pure revulsion. An instinctive reaction.

I’ve seen that in battered wives, during the brief time I volunteered to escort them to hearings in Family Court, to keep their deranged husbands from flying at them in a rage. Even being as calming and soothing as possible, I’d reach out to help guide them down one turning in a corridor, and they’d FLINCH like that.

Wow. WTF happened in the last few months? Did the Russians show her the pee-pee tape or what?

At first I was feeling a little sympathy for Melania, figuring maybe she hadn’t had the autonomy to be responsible for her circumstances, and she’s from within 100 miles of where my grandmother was born, and gramma was from a poor peasant family, then I remembered that gramma’s marriage was a hell pretty much of her own making, and she made as much hell as she could for everyone around her. After 49 years, gramma and grampa separated, and gramma said, ‘The first year was OK.’

(Thank you for your service.)

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 10:51:49am

re: #58 bratwurst

If you haven’t read the Twitter thread that can be found on the second tweet below, take a minute a give yourself a lift today:

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 10:54:21am

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

THIS MONSTER

Not sure how the WH Budget is going to affect SSDI payments, since they are budget entitlements, not subject to the annual budget process. The article said something about the admin judges but wasn’t real clear about it.

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blueraven  May 23, 2017 • 10:57:45am
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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 10:58:29am

Analyzing Children’s Ability to Detect ‘Sins of Omission’

Stanford researchers found that children as young as 4 years old, under certain conditions, can discern “sins of omission” - misleading but technically accurate information. The researchers found that the order in which information is presented makes a dramatic difference for the study’s youngest participants.

Little Kids have nearly infallible Bull Shit Detectors.

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 10:58:40am

re: #99 blueraven

Which means Hannity will talk about it for the next week.

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 10:59:12am

re: #99 blueraven

Sean Hannity: Tune in tonight as my special guest reveals the Truth that has the media and DNC running scared!

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 23, 2017 • 10:59:55am

re: #79 FormerDirtDart

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From NPR today:

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which outlines the succession of high office if a president dies, resigns or becomes incapacitated, provides a logical process for removing a dementia-stricken president. Yet, Appel asks, will anyone actually apply it?

“Regrettably, our current political climate makes it unlikely that such a measure will be invoked, even when necessary,” he says. “Until the system is fixed, and the political culture changes, medical information is rather useless. … To one side, it will be a smoking gun, and to the other side it will be fake news or alternative facts.”

Well, that pretty much tracks. The Fox Noise audience are all demented old shitbags and they love having “one of their own” in the White House.

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 10:59:57am

re: #99 blueraven

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Hannity needs to be fired.

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 11:01:09am
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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 11:01:17am

MacArthur continues to reap the rewards of trying to gut health care coverage for millions.

Next step is his losing his seat.

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 11:02:02am

re: #104 Stanley Sea

Hannity needs to be fired.

If by “fired” you mean “burning permanently in hell,” we are in total agreement.

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blueraven  May 23, 2017 • 11:02:07am

re: #101 Belafon

Which means Hannity will talk about it for the next week.

Statement goes on…

I was referring to what I knew when I did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand in May 2015. In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

The Rich family has reached out to me to ask that I be sensitive to their loss in my public comments. That request is entirely reasonable.

I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.

If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:02:29am

re: #99 blueraven

WHY IS THE MEDIA IGNORING OUR GREAT CONSPIRACY THEORY TO SABOTAGE OUR PRESIDENT KING TRUMP!!??!??

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 11:02:47am

The first tweet is the start of a 12 tweet thread where he lays out his case.

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 11:03:46am
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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:04:00am

re: #108 blueraven

I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back.

Sounds like he’s Martin Luther going before the Inquisition.

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retired cynic  May 23, 2017 • 11:07:19am

A friend sent me a link to this, which has more information on how the Russians, probably through Robert Mercer’s Cambridge Analytica, had such a tight focus for their thousands of bots: justsecurity.org

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 23, 2017 • 11:10:58am

re: #38 freetoken

That brittle star grabbing the squid and then the resultant fight for the chow was amazing. I never get that kind of action in my fish tanks. Probably be a bad thing in a tank, but oh so amazing.

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 11:11:44am

re: #74 stpaulbear

Wasn’t ‘The Last Word’ second to ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ in popularity? I hope the replacement show loses most of Maddow’s audience just to stick it to Zucker. Maddow and O’Donnell were a good one/two punch.

Andrew Lack is head of MSNBC. He’s the one messing about.

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 11:13:01am

OK Sophist & whitebeach - I had a dream last night that my cat was in a box with a snake. I was freaking out & screaming at the snake owner.

He pulled my cat out & was pissed because my cat ate the snake’s tail.

Thanks for that, the panic is still fresh in my mind.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 23, 2017 • 11:14:23am

re: #50 Birth Control Works

ewwwww!

Interesting in comparative reactions. My reaction is, WOW, that is so cool.

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 11:14:57am

re: #81 Timothy Watson

But it was Claude Taylor who was pushing that rumor and he’s as full of shit as Louise Mensch.

Yeah I know…but it is a bit easier to believe that compared to their other crap based on Trump’s known past, etc. and watching the Donny and Melania show.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 11:15:04am

re: #111 Stanley Sea

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339.18 hours? Talk about ridiculous precision.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 11:15:23am

re: #100 Birth Control Works

Analyzing Children’s Ability to Detect ‘Sins of Omission’

Little Kids have nearly infallible Bull Shit Detectors.

Which is why WC Fields hated kids and dogs: “They can always smell the bum on you.”

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 23, 2017 • 11:16:12am

re: #80 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

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Patricia Kayden  May 23, 2017 • 11:19:16am

re: #4 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Dang, that’s cold!

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 11:19:28am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 11:20:09am

re: #46 Birth Control Works

Holy hell, that’s abhorrent. Makes it easy to understand why Trump loves his son in law so much.

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 11:20:32am

re: #111 Stanley Sea

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Similar to the prices quoted when people went after Palin docs in Alaska.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 11:20:32am

O.M.G.

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 11:20:37am

re: #116 Stanley Sea

OK Sophist & whitebeach - I had a dream last night that my cat was in a box with a snake. I was freaking out & screaming at the snake owner.

He pulled my cat out & was pissed because my cat ate the snake’s tail.

Thanks for that, the panic is still fresh in my mind.

Damn, Sea, in Louisiana that’s not exactly a dream, more of an annual morality play, except good luck finding the snake’s “owner.”

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BlueGrl21  May 23, 2017 • 11:21:53am

re: #23 mmmirele

Is it wrong to say that I liked the hat/fascinator Ivanka wore to the Western Wall yesterday?

Not at all, it’s your personal aesthetic taste. I liked it too. Doesn’t matter who wore it. I like some of Melania’s clothing as well. Doesn’t mean I like Melania.

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wrenchwench  May 23, 2017 • 11:23:09am

Man, it has been ‘Be Social’ day at the bike shop. First, two women from the big city found me coming back from the coffee shop and told me ‘We’ve been here for 3 days and are leaving tomorrow, and we had to get in here, but you’re never open!’ While they were still poking around, a guy who I used to ride with and fix his stuff (not on the ride, we have our policies and procedures) and knew all his friends, but haven’t seen him since 2000 came in, and he said he gets to town about once a year, but I’m never open, and the two women laughed, and he and I chatted for about 15 minutes, then he had to go (on a bike ride, with one of our friends) and the two women spent money, and turned out to work at the place where I had my neuro-evaluation last month. Then a guy who hasn’t been in since my accident came and bought a spare tube for his bike with a motor wanted to show me a picture of it on his phone (just like a guy did yesterday, not my favorite trend…) and I had to nicely tell him I don’t allow motors in here (pictures of them are OK, and he persisted there) then he told me it’s a well-kept secret that I’m open regular hours now. The a couple came in from the out-of-state big city, and enjoyed looking at all my old bikes and hearing about the roads around here, then told me about some of their bikes and rides they have done, and he didn’t even pull out his phone to show me his original Eddy Merckx (eat it, spell-check) with 60,000 miles on it. Then the landlord showed up to find out if the swamp-cooler guy showed up (I heard noise on the roof, but saw no one).

Maybe I should advertise so I get more people in here. Nah, I’d never get any work done.

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Patricia Kayden  May 23, 2017 • 11:25:37am

re: #74 stpaulbear

Wasn’t ‘The Last Word’ second to ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ in popularity? I hope the replacement show loses most of Maddow’s audience just to stick it to Zucker. Maddow and O’Donnell were a good one/two punch.

My heart is heavy to hear that MSNBC has canceled O’Donnell’s show. Even though I no longer watch cable news networks, this is still awful news. Strange that Andy Lack can’t see that having a strong liberal/progressive network is a great way to cash in on the anti-Trump and #resist movements.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 11:26:30am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 23, 2017 • 11:28:53am

Read the photos. :)

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wrenchwench  May 23, 2017 • 11:29:01am

re: #129 wrenchwench

Maybe I should advertise so I get more people in here. Nah, I’d never get any work done comments posted.

FTFMe.

Did I mention that the weather turned nice?

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 11:29:10am

re: #91 BeachDem

Fred did a lot of work with Jonathan Kozol (one of my heroes)—here’s what Kozol said about “one special teacher”

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“Follow The Child” is the Montessori famous quote all Montessorians live by.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 11:29:18am

bbl

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:29:25am

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

But since Sean Hannity isn’t really the “News” part of Faux News, I imagine he’ll keep on with the garbage.

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jaunte  May 23, 2017 • 11:29:29am
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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:30:40am

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting

Hahahahhahhaha

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 11:32:11am
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Patricia Kayden  May 23, 2017 • 11:32:26am

re: #11 FormerDirtDart

Melania doesn’t even pretend to like him. Wowzers!

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 11:34:52am

re: #130 Patricia Kayden

My heart is heavy to hear that MSNBC has canceled O’Donnell’s show. Even though I no longer watch cable news networks, this is still awful news. Strange that Andy Lack can’t see that having a strong liberal/progressive network is a great way to cash in on the anti-Trump and #resist movements.

As of right now, O’Donnell and MSNBC are in contract negotiations. I think Lack wanted to get rid of him, but then the numbers came out that even news is now 1) Rachel, 2) O’Donnell, and 3) everyone else, and the network has forced Lack to reconsider.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 23, 2017 • 11:35:18am

re: #139 Charles Johnson

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Patricia Kayden  May 23, 2017 • 11:36:06am

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hmmmmm. Wonder why they decided to retract this one story when they lie about pretty much everything else. Perhaps Rich’s parents cease and desist letter worked some magic.

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:39:49am

re: #143 Patricia Kayden

Hmmmmm. Wonder why they decided to retract this one story when they lie about pretty much everything else. Perhaps Rich’s parents cease and desist letter worked some magic.

[Fox News]Damn, somebody is calling us on our bullcrap. What do we do now? OK, well we’ll just drop this story, stick some boilerplate language in there as to why and..[/Fox News]

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 11:39:51am

re: #143 Patricia Kayden

Or maybe that recent ratings report got them thinking that mercilessly attacking Rich actually ISN’T a winning strategy?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 11:39:55am
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Patricia Kayden  May 23, 2017 • 11:40:20am

re: #141 Belafon

Whew!! That’s good to hear.

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 11:40:24am

re: #23 mmmirele

Is it wrong to say that I liked the hat/fascinator Ivanka wore to the Western Wall yesterday?

“I like Fidel Castro and his beard.” —Bob Dylan, “Motorpsycho Nightmare”

Strokes, folks.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 11:41:30am

Out of curiosity, I opened two tabs to check the news. Just because I wanted to see how things are being covered. CNN and Fox News. On CNN there’s three columns, on the left is coverage of Brennan’s testimony, in the middle is an auto-update widget thingy with new stories, and on the right is coverage of Manchester. Meanwhile, on Fox News, there’s a single column, top story: Manchester - big photo and about 20 links on different aspects of the story. Depending on the size and resolution of your monitor, you have to scroll down to see anything on Brennan’s testimony (and even then, the article is titled something like “Brennan fans the flames”).

Fox News really is like the old local 11 o’clock news: we’re going to tell you every bad thing that happened today, right before you go to bed.

Richard Jeni - The Bad News

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 11:43:08am
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lawhawk  May 23, 2017 • 11:43:08am

What a whiny bitch (and that’s a slight to actual bitches).

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Patricia Kayden  May 23, 2017 • 11:43:19am

re: #144 Sir John Barronre: #145 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s hilarious that Fox News is dropping this story since trolls have been pushing it hard on leftwing blogs such as Wonkette. LOL.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 11:44:33am

re: #144 Sir John Barron

[Fox News]Damn, somebody is calling us on our bullcrap. What do we do now? OK, well we’ll just drop this story, stick some boilerplate language in there as to why and..[/Fox News]

They better hope that Lumpy gets that memo before his “preplanned” vacation.

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 11:45:42am

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

O.M.G.

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EASY PEACE

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 11:46:44am

re: #136 Sir John Barron

But since Sean Hannity isn’t really the “News” part of Faux News, I imagine he’ll keep on with the garbage.

[hannity]I’VE NEVER CLAIMED TO BE A JOURANLIST!11!![/hannity]

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 11:47:39am

re: #141 Belafon

As of right now, O’Donnell and MSNBC are in contract negotiations. I think Lack wanted to get rid of him, but then the numbers came out that even news is now 1) Rachel, 2) O’Donnell, and 3) everyone else, and the network has forced Lack to reconsider.

I was hoping something like this would occur.

Lack should realize he has about the only guy on TV that routinely calls out Trump for what he is…a pathetic lying bad business man. That is unique and should be celebrated.

Maybe it is Lack they should hack.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 11:47:51am

re: #154 Stanley Sea

EASY PEACE

It really is amazing that he’s been around as long as he has been and is still managing to fuck shit up. He’s like an anti-Churchill - he keeps coming back to politics and pissing people off for the wrong reasons (Churchill at least tended to piss people off for the right reasons).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 11:48:11am
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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 11:48:36am
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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:50:06am

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

McConnell on GOP not talking to Ds about health care:
We’re not going 2 waste..time talking to ppl who aren’t interested in fixing..problem

— Chad Pergram

And what ‘problem’ would that be that needs fixing?

“The problem of too many poors having health insurance.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 11:51:03am
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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:51:06am

re: #159 FormerDirtDart

Can’t wait for the third retraction.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 11:51:20am
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plansbandc  May 23, 2017 • 11:51:21am

Violent Lesbian Gangs would make a fine thrash metal band name.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 23, 2017 • 11:51:31am

re: #119 Timothy Watson

339.18 hours? Talk about ridiculous precision.

As a person who has filled FOIA requests, I can say with absolute certainty that 0.19 hours is bullshit. Federal records management goes by 15 minute increments as the smallest fraction. 0.18 hours == 10.8 minutes, I highly question that number as a time keeping methodology anywhere. And, 338 hours for any records search and redaction on a request like that is unheard of. I’ve redacted 1000 page documents with confidential business information (CBI) in them in less time. The statutory privacy and CBI content in 400 pages of that type of information requested would never be that complicated.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 11:52:24am

re: #149 KGxvi

Ah, Richard Jeni. Another great one gone far too soon.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 11:53:01am
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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:53:55am

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

“True compassion is how many people we get off those programs.”

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 11:54:22am

re: #156 ObserverArt

I was hoping something like this would occur.

Lack should realize he has about the only guy on TV that routinely calls out Trump for what he is…a pathetic lying bad business man. That is unique and should be celebrated.

Maybe it is Lack they should hack.

I believe Lack was trying to get rid of O’Donnell to gain favorability with Trump.

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 11:54:52am

re: #167 FormerDirtDart

“They haven’t found out about us yet.”

//

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BlueGrl21  May 23, 2017 • 11:56:53am

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We will eventually take back the House. And the Senate. And when we do, my sweet, gentle nature is going to turn very bloodthirsty on Ryan and McConnell. Like, I want their speaking privileges taken away. They are not to utter a word on the House or Senate floor every again. Not…one…word.

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 11:57:25am

re: #142 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Sartre hit this nail squarely on the head, and his words are still completely on-target with this “alt-right” variation on the theme. They want you to dance for them because it gives them a sick enjoyment. This nonsense about “arguments” is just an obvious trick to get you to play along with their twisted games.

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retired cynic  May 23, 2017 • 11:57:26am

Charlie Pierce rips sweaty Trey Gowdy another orifice. Also, in regard to the traveling DT extravaganza:

“No wonder Ringling Brothers went out of business over the weekend. The competition for traveling circuses is way too ferocious these days.”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 11:58:44am
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Jebediah, RBG  May 23, 2017 • 11:58:45am

re: #58 bratwurst

Awesome Mr Rogers story, but I should have closed my door. Wicked super-macho dudes like me aren’t supposed to be teary-eyed at work.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 11:59:01am

re: #166 Eclectic Cyborg

Ah, Richard Jeni. Another great one gone far too soon.

I had a stretch in junior high through high school where I really loved stand up comedy. Still do, really, but I was really into it back then - would watch every comedy special I could find. Jeni was among my favorites. Also loved a lot of Carlin’s older stuff.

That reminds me, I need to watch a few more of the comedy specials that Netflix has been dropping lately.

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Apocalypse  May 23, 2017 • 12:00:30pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

No, But I can see the horror of white shoes with black socks.

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Eventual Carrion  May 23, 2017 • 12:03:16pm

re: #167 FormerDirtDart

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“See. We’re not evil, just fucking stupid!”

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 12:05:32pm

re: #171 BlueGrl21

We will eventually take back the House. And the Senate. And when we do, my sweet, gentle nature is going to turn very bloodthirsty on Ryan and McConnell. Like, I want their speaking privileges taken away. They are not to utter a word on the House or Senate floor every again. Not…one…word.

McConnell is 75 and would be up for reelection in 2020… I could very easily see a situation where he retires, so we might not get the joy of sending him packing (also, looking at his electoral history, 2008 was his closest election where he got 53% of the vote - perhaps a charismatic presidential nominee and a competent senate nominee could cost him his seat if he runs again). As for Ryan, we can only hope that a Democratic legislature in Wisconsin draws his district in a way that makes it more competitive.

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 12:06:28pm

re: #168 Sir John Barron

“True compassion is how many people we get off those programs.”

/

“Arbeit macht frei.”

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Teukka  May 23, 2017 • 12:08:49pm

re: #180 whitebeach

“Arbeit macht frei.”

See also “Jedem das Seine”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 12:12:55pm

Question: can the GOP ram this budget through without Dem help?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 12:13:36pm

re: #182 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: can the GOP ram this budget through without Dem help?

Can they get enough GOP support?

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 23, 2017 • 12:14:05pm

re: #172 Charles Johnson

What bugs me is that his description stretches so much farther than anti-Semites.

I realize I’m repetitive and an armchair theorist, and thus don’t accept my word to be taken as Truth, but I think it’s important that the GOP is an alloy of belief systems all of which postulate that their intellectual opponents can be dismissed as unserious. Their version of religion, of economics, of culture and social policy: they aren’t a coherent set, but they are unified in peddling contempt of dissent, arguing in bad faith.

It’s what ties the “serious conservatives” to the various absolutist factions.

It’s the how of their thought process that makes them even scarier than they already seem, and why ultimately you can’t trust them to hold even to the things they claim are (their) unchangeable principles. The pattern is that they will presuppose their correctness and moral-ness (right and Right), and work backwards to bend the ideas (and the facts, and the world) to fit their needs. David Brooks and the Prosperity Gospel and supply-side economics drink from the same well.

Addendum: another feature of this trend is that there is nothing conservative about their conservatism. They’re wearing The Treasured Old Ways like a fucking Ed Gein skin suit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 12:15:20pm

re: #184 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

What bugs me is that his description stretches so much farther than anti-Semites.

I realize I’m repetitive and an armchair theorist, and thus don’t accept my word to be taken as Truth, but I think it’s important that the GOP is an alloy of belief systems all of which postulate that their intellectual opponents can be dismissed as unserious parasites, terrorist sympathizers/enablers/apologists, haters of capitalism and general losers.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 12:15:29pm

re: #165 Colère Tueur de Lapin

As a person who has filled FOIA requests, I can say with absolute certainty that 0.19 hours is bullshit. Federal records management goes by 15 minute increments as the smallest fraction. 0.18 hours == 10.8 minutes, I highly question that number as a time keeping methodology anywhere. And, 338 hours for any records search and redaction on a request like that is unheard of. I’ve redacted 1000 page documents with confidential business information (CBI) in them in less time. The statutory privacy and CBI content in 400 pages of that type of information requested would never be that complicated.

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John_Manyjars  May 23, 2017 • 12:22:55pm

re: #37 BeachDem

One of my very favorite books when I was small!

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 12:23:41pm

re: #169 Belafon

I believe Lack was trying to get rid of O’Donnell to gain favorability with Trump.

And because “beautiful bombs” Brian Williams wants the 10 o’clock spot, but Lawrence’s contract specifies that he have a prime time slot.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 12:28:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 12:28:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 12:30:59pm

*blink*

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EPR-radar  May 23, 2017 • 12:33:32pm

re: #184 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

The unchanging core of the GOP is tax cuts for the rich. Everything else is secondary to getting tax cuts for the rich.

In practice, this has resulted in the GOP becoming an accretion of every kind of resentful crank in US politics. First it was the racists who were resentful about civil rights legislation. A second wave of religious bigots and racists got their start with the GOP over school desegregation, and eventually became the forced birthers. This multi-decade process has led to the extinction of moderate Republicans in elected office.

The GOP no longer bothers making a rational case for its positions because it doesn’t have to. The GOP base has been thoroughly programmed by hate radio and Fox News, and will vote GOP no matter what. Well-paid both-siderists in the mainstream media give the GOP legitimacy it doesn’t come close to deserving.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 12:35:02pm

ALBANY, Ore. - A wedding 50 years in the making has finally happened, and it was a surprise to the bride.

A terminally ill Vietnam veteran made it his goal to give his wife the wedding she never had.

Charles Upton said during his battle with cancer he made a bucket list. One item on it was a surprise wedding for his wife.

He and his wife met in 1967 when Charles Upton’s sergeant asked him a life changing question.

“‘Do you know anybody that would like to teach a young girl how to speak English?’ Of course I raised my hand. I was engaged to be married at the time so seeing my wife was love at first sight,” said Upton.

The couple is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

Mr. Upton’s 70th birthday is on Saturday.

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 12:36:30pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

BUT BILL CLINTON MET AG LYNCH IN AN AIRPORT IMPEACH!!!!!!

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 12:38:02pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 12:39:12pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 12:41:38pm
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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 12:42:20pm

re: #105 Stanley Sea

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 12:42:39pm

re: #197 FormerDirtDart

Sounds like a real nice guy.

/

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Dr Lizardo  May 23, 2017 • 12:43:10pm

Looks like The Alienist is coming to TV. I read the novel by Caleb Carr and this looks good.

THE ALIENIST Official Trailer (2017) Dakota Fanning TNT Drama Series (HD)

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Sir John Barron  May 23, 2017 • 12:43:36pm

re: #200 Dr Lizardo

Looks like The Alienist is coming to TV. I read the novel by Caleb Carr and this looks good.

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Cool beans

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 23, 2017 • 12:44:26pm
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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 12:44:51pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

Um, is it just me, or did Gowdy just admit by implication that his campaigns have been contacted by the Russians?

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 12:45:05pm

I never imagined we’d have a government so openly hostile to the people it serves.

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 12:45:49pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

[Embedded content]

It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It’s not unusual to see me cry, I wanna die

Tom Jones - It´s Not Unusual.. (1964)

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Belafon  May 23, 2017 • 12:46:13pm

re: #204 Eclectic Cyborg

I never imagined we’d have a government so openly hostile to the people it serves.

What they’re finally admitting is who they serve.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 12:46:46pm

re: #204 Eclectic Cyborg

I never imagined we’d have a government so openly hostile to the people it serves.

whatever man, this is just the government really serving the people it really represents

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piratedan  May 23, 2017 • 12:47:33pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

which should immediately begat the question, how long have the Russians been involved in your campaigns, Congressman?

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jaunte  May 23, 2017 • 12:49:36pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sarah Posner:

“…if today’s hearing is any guide, Congressional Republicans are still intent on shielding Trump by undermining the investigation in the mind of the public.

And so, again and again, Republican members of the Committee, particularly South Carolina’s Trey Gowdy, tried to get Brennan to say that no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with Russian meddling in the election exists. But Brennan repeatedly refused to render a judgment on whether there was collusion. Instead, he only repeated his refrain that, because the CIA is not a law enforcement agency, he turned over its intelligence gathering about contacts between the Trump camp and Russians to the FBI, so that the FBI could conduct its investigation into whether there was collusion.”
washingtonpost.com

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 12:51:56pm

re: #205 BeachDem

It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It’s not unusual to see me cry, I wanna die

[Embedded content]

Aw man. Whenever I get nostalgic about Beatlemania and the Stones and Dylan and all that stuff, the antidote is to recall that acts like this were hugely popular at the time too.

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Dr Lizardo  May 23, 2017 • 12:53:23pm

Well, good night Lizards. Time to call it a day.

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piratedan  May 23, 2017 • 12:54:43pm

re: #210 whitebeach

i hear ya… I think my Mom would have done Tom Jones or Englebert Humperdinck at the drop of a hat…..

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jaunte  May 23, 2017 • 12:55:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 12:55:45pm

in Georgia:

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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 12:57:36pm

re: #189 FormerDirtDart

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They must have some really good lawyers.

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goddamnedfrank  May 23, 2017 • 12:58:11pm

Nice!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 23, 2017 • 12:59:10pm

Anyone been watching The Keepers on Netflix?

It’s both nauseating and fascinating at the same time.

Really well done though.

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bratwurst  May 23, 2017 • 1:05:35pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 1:06:26pm
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Ace-o-aces  May 23, 2017 • 1:10:35pm

I think we’ve seen this scam before.

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darthstar  May 23, 2017 • 1:12:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 1:16:33pm
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nines09  May 23, 2017 • 1:18:47pm
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Big Beautiful Door  May 23, 2017 • 1:19:19pm

re: #174 The Vicious Babushka

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Traditionally you can’t slander the dead. But maybe they can get the bastard for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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steve_davis  May 23, 2017 • 1:19:21pm

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

Just saw that Roger Moore died.

That’s sad but hey, he made it to 89 and lived one hell of a life.

First Bond actor to pass away I believe.

The man was freaking 40 when The Saint went to color episodes. Yeah, he had a good run.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 1:21:08pm

re: #192 EPR-radar

The unchanging core of the GOP is tax cuts for the rich. Everything else is secondary to getting tax cuts for the rich.

Because only the rich can create more wealth and guide us to prosperity while defending our American values of hard work and more hard work, and then a side job.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 1:22:12pm

re: #205 BeachDem

It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It’s not unusual to see me cry, I wanna die

featuring kingpin session guitarist Jimmy Page

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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 1:30:05pm

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

featuring kingpin session guitarist Jimmy Page

Jimmy was okay - but his live guy (and his TV guy) was Big Jim Sullivan.

Jerry Reed - “Guitar Man” with Tom Jones/Big Jim Sullivan

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sagehen  May 23, 2017 • 1:33:51pm

re: #205 BeachDem

It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It’s not unusual to see me cry, I wanna die

[Embedded content]

Jealousy is not a good look on you, Tom.
Let the Drifters show you a better way.

Save the last dance for me - The Drifters

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goddamnedfrank  May 23, 2017 • 1:34:47pm

LOL, Kim used Sean for a publicity stunt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 1:35:40pm
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darthstar  May 23, 2017 • 1:36:16pm

re: #230 goddamnedfrank

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LOL, Kim used Sean for a publicity stunt.

Cool. Hannity the tool.

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Teukka  May 23, 2017 • 1:36:45pm

re: #232 darthstar

Cool. Hannity the tool.

Harbor Freight tool?
*ducks*

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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 1:39:32pm

re: #232 darthstar

Cool. Hannity Lumpy the tool.

Let’s call him by his real name, plz.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 1:42:31pm

I guess he was in search of some attention…

“… “Sadly, Ariana Grande is too stupid to wise up and warn her European fans about the real threats to their freedom and their lives,” the former controversial Breitbart editor wrote Tuesday.

“She will remain ferociously pro-immigrant, pro-Islam and anti-America. Makes you wonder whether they bombed to attack her or in solidarity,” he added. …

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 1:45:41pm

WOW
Yeah, that stretch of road is going to be closed for a few years or so…

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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 1:47:11pm

re: #235 FormerDirtDart

“She will remain ferociously pro-immigrant, pro-Islam and anti-America.”

Sorry, you don’t get to make that call, Skippy.

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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 1:49:48pm

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

WOW
Yeah, that stretch of road is going to be closed for a few years or so…

[Embedded content]

Whoa

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 1:52:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 1:52:53pm

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

WOW
Yeah, that stretch of road is going to be closed for a few years or so…

[Embedded content]

whole lot of new beachfront now

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b.d.  May 23, 2017 • 1:54:14pm

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

WOW
Yeah, that stretch of road is going to be closed for a few years or so…

[Embedded content]

I guess they’ll find out in a few months if anyone was on the road at the time.

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Teukka  May 23, 2017 • 1:55:34pm

JUST IN
United Kingdom threat level raised from “severe” to “critical”, meaning an attack is judged to be imminent.
Armed Forces may/can be deployed to assist police.
Source: BBC World News.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 23, 2017 • 1:55:50pm

re: #241 b.d.

I guess they’ll find out in a few months if anyone was on the road at the time.

The road was already closed for repairs, and work-crews had been removed due to unstable soil.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 23, 2017 • 1:56:15pm

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

That area’s already been hit pretty hard.

The one blessing is that this is south of the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road and therefore there is still a driving route into/out of Big Sur.

Still a lot of businesses are really going to be hurting. They were already saying it was going to be a year to finish the bridge replacement to the north.

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bratwurst  May 23, 2017 • 1:58:54pm

Ugh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 1:59:00pm
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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 1:59:06pm

Good

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 2:01:30pm

Lumpy doubles down

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b.d.  May 23, 2017 • 2:02:46pm

re: #245 bratwurst

Ugh.

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Ya think that Hannity is trying to get run off of FoxNews since all of his buddies are gone?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 2:03:02pm
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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 2:03:24pm

I don’t know if anyone listens to Ana Marie Cox’s podcast, With Friends Like These, but she has something of a recurring theme, which is basically that white/privileged people need to practice their own sort of respectability politics (the “pull your pants up” sort of politics we saw from certain segments of the black community in the 90s). I think it’s particularly necessary within the conservative movement these days, but I’m not sure there’s anyone around who has the clout and/or wherewithal to actually do that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 2:04:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 2:05:39pm

don’t hold back, Cindy…

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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 2:05:40pm

re: #248 The Vicious Babushka

Lumpy doubles down

[Embedded content]

Do you think the Murdoch boys have directed him not to discuss it on his TV show?

And if they did, what will they do if he does mention it?

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EPR-radar  May 23, 2017 • 2:07:25pm

re: #248 The Vicious Babushka

Lumpy’s auto-fellatio performance there ought to be good enough for 10/10 from the Russian judge.

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Teukka  May 23, 2017 • 2:08:00pm

re: #242 Teukka

JUST IN
United Kingdom threat level raised from “severe” to “critical”, meaning an attack is judged to be imminent.
Armed Forces may/can be deployed to assist police.
Source: BBC World News.

BBC News: UK threat level raised to highest level

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 2:08:17pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

“This cut to the EPA will right-size the agency and return the focus to protecting air, land, and water instead of churning out regulations.”

Excuse me, Senator, how, exactly, does the EPA protect air, land, and water, if not by issuing regulations for their protection?

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EPR-radar  May 23, 2017 • 2:10:06pm

re: #257 KGxvi

“This cut to the EPA will right-size the agency and return the focus to protecting air, land, and water instead of churning out regulations.”

Excuse me, Senator, how, exactly, does the EPA protect air, land, and water, if not by issuing regulations for their protection?

Inhofe is just dispensing his talking points, like a good Republican apparatchik. No thought is required.

After all, this is the meathead that ‘thinks’ bringing a snowball to the Senate floor somehow disproves global warming.

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petesh  May 23, 2017 • 2:13:08pm

re: #256 Teukka

BBC News: UK threat level raised to highest level

Definitely time for a nice cuppa tea

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 2:13:53pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

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thedopefishlives  May 23, 2017 • 2:18:50pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

don’t hold back, Cindy…

[Embedded content]

What the ever-loving fuck is wrong with that man.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 2:21:38pm

re: #99 blueraven

Ah-yup.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 23, 2017 • 2:23:11pm

re: #247 Stanley Sea

Good

[Embedded content]

As if there was any doubt. Trump made worse statements about Obama.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 23, 2017 • 2:26:02pm

re: #235 FormerDirtDart

I guess [Milo Yiannopoulos] was in search of some attention…

He is badly in need of conservative redemption (and a new book deal)

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Jebediah, RBG  May 23, 2017 • 2:26:31pm

re: #257 KGxvi

Moral suasion?

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 2:27:35pm

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 2:29:05pm
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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 2:31:15pm

re: #249 b.d.

Ya think that Hannity is trying to get run off of FoxNews since all of his buddies are gone?

I think his ratings must be falling and he’s gotten desperate.

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 2:32:25pm

re: #261 thedopefishlives

What the ever-loving fuck is wrong with that man.

Freedumb Caucus, of course.

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EPR-radar  May 23, 2017 • 2:35:11pm

re: #265 Jebediah, RBG

Moral suasion?

Moral suasion is well known to be a good technique for getting BigCorps to behave themselves. It’s especially effective in cases where a competitor can gain a competitive advantage by fouling the environment.

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 2:36:06pm

re: #268 Skip Intro

I think his ratings must be falling and he’s gotten desperate.

Sean Hannity panic button: “Help my ratings have fallen and I can’t get them back up!”

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Stanley Sea  May 23, 2017 • 2:36:52pm

I’ll say this politely - he’s fucking addled.

good article though.

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 2:37:25pm

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

WOW
Yeah, that stretch of road is going to be closed for a few years or so…

[Embedded content]

Yikes. Most beautiful road in America for my money. But the first time I rode it we were almost bumped over the cliff by a (comparatively) tiny landslide that buried only half the roadway. You need drugs or some serious zen, maybe both, to make the trip. Which, as it happens, plenty of Hwy. 1 travelers keep in stock.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 23, 2017 • 2:37:39pm

re: #270 EPR-radar

Exactly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 2:43:11pm

re: #265 Jebediah, RBG

Moral suasion?

Crystal Blue Persuasion…

Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion - 1969

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 2:43:34pm

re: #216 goddamnedfrank

1Password is a great tool. I’ve been using it for years and they keep making it better.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 23, 2017 • 2:45:06pm

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

That would probably be more effective.

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 2:48:03pm

Sean Hannity is having a serious public meltdown, and he could very well end up being the next Fox spokeshole to get dumped.

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 2:49:29pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

What. An. Asshole.

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thedopefishlives  May 23, 2017 • 2:51:46pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

Sean Hannity is having a serious public meltdown, and he could very well end up being the next Fox spokeshole to get dumped.

This happens to all wingnuts eventually. If they don’t stabilize and find some semblance of moderation, it just becomes a downward spiral that typically ends at the bottom of a bottle, or worse.

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 2:56:22pm

“A New Foundation for American Greatness” - the title on the submitted budget.

Have this title gotten the roasting it deserves?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 2:57:09pm

re: #280 thedopefishlives

This happens to all wingnuts eventually. If they don’t stabilize and find some semblance of moderation, it just becomes a downward spiral that typically ends at the bottom of a bottle, or worse.

It’s the wingnut belief version of involuntary cold turkey.

A very literal and messy DT (in more inadvertently-related acronyms than one), if you will…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 2:58:11pm
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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 3:00:19pm

re: #281 freetoken

“A New Foundation for American Greatness” - the title on the submitted budget.

Have this title gotte the roasting it deserves?

Not to be crass, but considering who supports it, can we kill this thing in its shell by calling it N-FAG?

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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 3:01:56pm

Found on Facebook - the best Roger Moore story ever.

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Jay C  May 23, 2017 • 3:02:46pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

Sean Hannity is having a serious public meltdown, and he could very well end up being the next Fox spokeshole to get dumped.

Not that it wouldn’t be a Majorly Good Thing to see Lumpy publicly blow a story and get the axe thereby, but I really have to wonder why THIS story?
It’s not like Hannity hasn’t promoted bullshit conspiracy-theory nonsense before: and as big an asshole as he is, I’d have more expected him to “retract” - but in way that still made him out to be the victim - of the “liberal media” or whatever.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 23, 2017 • 3:03:54pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Inhofe and similar tools are sublimely sure they can keep the peasants on their side. In this they are reminiscent of the French aristocracy and its sycophants, circa 1789. They even rely on the same methods, superstition and misdirection (with suitable updates).
I wonder if they realize the risk? Probably not, since they have been brainwashed from birth to dismiss all European radicalism as “Marxism,” not realizing that Marx had not even been born when the French revolutionaries were going around lopping heads and pitchforking fatcats. Ironically, the risk is magnified because today’s peasant masses are armed with AR-15s and Glocks rather than pitchforks, something for which Inhofe and his gang can take full credit.

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FormerDirtDart  May 23, 2017 • 3:05:48pm

Make America Great Again

A man went on a racist tirade after hearing another man speak Spanish on the phone cnn.it

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lockjawcanbefun  May 23, 2017 • 3:10:03pm

And scumstain of first order Ezra Levant keeps being scummy. At least he doesn’t have a TV network any more.

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Dr. Matt  May 23, 2017 • 3:12:32pm
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petesh  May 23, 2017 • 3:13:19pm

re: #288 FormerDirtDart

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What the actual …

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petesh  May 23, 2017 • 3:14:36pm

re: #291 petesh

What the actual …

That Roger Moore story had me thinking their might be some hope for the species yet, but this …

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gocart mozart  May 23, 2017 • 3:18:01pm
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austin_blue  May 23, 2017 • 3:20:10pm

re: #292 petesh

That Roger Moore story had me thinking their might be some hope for the species yet, but this …

Quite the juxtaposition, isn’t it?

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 23, 2017 • 3:21:10pm

re: #285 makeitstop

Found on Facebook - the best Roger Moore story ever.

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The story has another whole level if you’re a fan of Roger Moore back when he was the star of The Saint.

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austin_blue  May 23, 2017 • 3:21:22pm

Oh, and there’s a BIG ass thunderstorm just north of Downtown.

radar.weather.gov

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 3:23:17pm

In case you missed it, Gallup did its semi-regular update on creationist views in America, complete with misleading headline:

In US, Belief in Creationist View of Humans at New Low

Sounds great, until you get down to the details.

Namely, what is declining, barely, is young-earth creationism.

The acceptance of the scientific view of the human past has not changed over the last few years of the survey.

The young creationist category has lost, in a very small measure, to a “God guided” view of evolution, whatever that means.

And this is the real problem - the terminology in this poll, like so many other polls, is the driver. Unless a poll dives into the details of meanings of words then what we are seeing may simply be a semantic change.

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austin_blue  May 23, 2017 • 3:23:28pm

And just like clockwork…

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
TXC021-28[no phone numbers allowed]00-
/o.new.kewx.sv.W.0126.170523T2219Z-170523T2300Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
519 PM CDT TUE MAY 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Austin San Antonio has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Southeastern Williamson County in south central Texas…
Northeastern Travis County in south central Texas…
Northeastern Bastrop County in south central Texas…
Central Lee County in south central Texas…

* Until 600 PM CDT

* At 519 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Pflugerville,
moving east at 60 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Elgin, Giddings, Lexington,
Windemere, Manor, Fedor, Paige, Coupland, Camp Swift, Circle D-Kc
Estates, Knobb Springs, Northrup, Cedar Hills, Loebau, Hills,
Lincoln and Butler.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 23, 2017 • 3:23:59pm

re: #288 FormerDirtDart

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Republican media poison. 50 years ago you could speak Spanish to someone on the phone anywhere in the country, and nobody would raise an eyebrow. I know because I did it 50 years ago. Maybe you were talking to a friend in Chile, or a teacher or a fellow student. If you were an adult, you might be talking to a diplomat or making a business deal that would benefit the United States. The point is, not even the hard right thought it was a bad thing.

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caseyjr  May 23, 2017 • 3:24:10pm

re: #295 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

The story has another whole level if you’re a fan of Roger Moore back when he was the star of The Saint.

Roger on the saint; dat hair doe!

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 3:24:17pm

re: #293 gocart mozart

it’s the same Trump. He repeats words and phrases 2-3 times, doesn’t get into specifics, and talks about putting Americans first… then he doesn’t do anything about it because he doesn’t really care.

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 3:24:25pm

Still, that poll tells us why Donald Trump is President.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 23, 2017 • 3:29:19pm

I have some 1940 era magazines, Popular Mechanics and National Geographic and the like. They feature some prominent full page ads for the Berlitz Language School, “The Swing is to Spanish,” with suitably colorful maps and charming illustrations of Latin hospitality. With access to Europe largely closed by the war, many enterprising Americans were looking south for new opportunities. It helped a lot if you knew the language, though, and Berlitz saw an opportunity of its own.

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Timothy Watson  May 23, 2017 • 3:31:07pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mitch has really let himself go.

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 3:34:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 3:36:20pm
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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 3:38:24pm

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 3:40:02pm

re: #110 FormerDirtDart

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blueraven  May 23, 2017 • 3:40:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 3:42:07pm

re: #307 Skip Intro

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Ivanka really messed up on installing that fascinator on her head…the band part should be tucked into her hair, not over.
The fascinator is supposed to appear to float over your head, Ivanka, not be tied down.

jeez…she is so not a fashionista.

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bratwurst  May 23, 2017 • 3:42:11pm

DEVELOPING!

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 3:42:48pm

re: #305 Charles Johnson

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Jebediah, RBG  May 23, 2017 • 3:43:11pm

re: #305 Charles Johnson

The only argument with Nazis that matters ended in 1945. They lost.

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Jack Burton  May 23, 2017 • 3:43:57pm

re: #312 The Major

What part of Nazi Punks Fuck Off didn’t he get?

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 3:44:10pm

re: #313 Jebediah, RBG

Sadly, it’s now becoming the second lost-cause in America, it seems.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 23, 2017 • 3:44:41pm

re: #315 freetoken

Which I find really unexpected and weird, but here we are…

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 3:45:15pm

There is remarkably good correlation between groups who believe in creationism and those who vote for Trump.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 3:45:44pm

re: #311 bratwurst

On his future at Fox, we have this preview:

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 3:45:54pm

re: #311 bratwurst

DEVELOPING!

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PLEASE WATCH MY SHOW. MY RATINGS SUCK AND I MIGHT GET FIRED.

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Jack Burton  May 23, 2017 • 3:46:10pm

re: #315 freetoken

Sadly, it’s now becoming the second lost-cause in America, it seems.

We let the first one get away with acting like they won and let them have their loser participation trophies for over a century. It’s much harder to overcome that than it should be to overcome this nonsense.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 3:46:32pm

re: #311 bratwurst

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Dave In Austin  May 23, 2017 • 3:46:36pm
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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 3:48:44pm

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Myron Falwell  May 23, 2017 • 3:49:06pm

re: #311 bratwurst

DEVELOPING!

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I hope he says he has tiger blood and is duh winning.

Seriously I haven’t seen a public meltdown of this magnitude since Charlie Sheen a few years back. What the hell.

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b.d.  May 23, 2017 • 3:49:06pm

Trump is going to fire Spicer and hire Hannity.

//

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Charles Johnson  May 23, 2017 • 3:50:25pm

re: #312 The Major

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LOL. These people are such dim-witted dipshits.

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 3:50:43pm

OH NOOOOS!

Whiny little bitch.

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thedopefishlives  May 23, 2017 • 3:51:57pm

re: #327 Skip Intro

OH NOOOOS!

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Whiny little bitch.

#FuckYourFeelings

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thedopefishlives  May 23, 2017 • 3:52:18pm

re: #328 thedopefishlives

Revenge is a dish best served cold, Hannity. You made your bed, now lie in it.

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 3:53:00pm
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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 3:53:09pm

re: #317 freetoken

There is remarkably good correlation between groups who believe in creationism and those who vote for Trump.

No!!!

Hello Captain Obvious.

(Not directed at you freetoken, but I think it is pretty easy to see it takes a basic type of belief to buy totally into Creationism. It is not too difficult to understand that same kind of thinking went into voting for The Orangeness of Pompoudus.)

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Birth Control Works  May 23, 2017 • 3:53:18pm

re: #327 Skip Intro

OH NOOOOS!

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Whiny little bitch.

sucks when reality intrudes . .

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 3:55:25pm

As part of the bigger Gallup social survey, they also have been tracking opinions on “morals” - an even more ambiguous thing than creationism.

Views of US Moral Values Slip to Seven-Year Lows

I suspect this Gallup creation is quite marginal. If one looks at the response to the two questions:

what springs to mind immediately is that there is a fundamental flaw in trying to interpret answers to these questions.

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Myron Falwell  May 23, 2017 • 3:56:07pm

re: #327 Skip Intro

OH NOOOOS!

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Whiny little bitch.

Capitalism — by virtue of boycotts and pulled advertising — will do him in, just like it did for Bill O’Reilly.

How poetic.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 23, 2017 • 3:56:12pm

shit

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bratwurst  May 23, 2017 • 3:56:42pm

re: #327 Skip Intro

OH NOOOOS!

[Embedded content]

Whiny little bitch.

Wait, there’s a campaign against his advertisers to get him off the air?

Where do I sign up?

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 3:56:52pm

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 3:57:01pm

re: #326 Charles Johnson

Twitter provides The Major with such a target-rich environment…Right Now its Alex Jones and Sean Hannity in The Major’s cross-hairs…

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 3:59:06pm

re: #337 Skip Intro

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b.d.  May 23, 2017 • 3:59:12pm

I assume Hannity has a boss at FoxNews? They can’t be too happy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 4:00:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 4:01:58pm
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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 4:02:17pm

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Myron Falwell  May 23, 2017 • 4:02:37pm

re: #340 b.d.

I assume Hannity has a boss at FoxNews? They can’t be too happy.

I betcha Lumpy is a sovereign citizen at Fox News. He’s his own boss.

half /

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 4:05:01pm

Looks to me like Sean Hannity knows he is gone so he is doing all this as a way to lock his followers in to always remember the last act, his treatment, and then to use that for more grift to come. There will be tell all books, jobs with nut media, speaking engagements to wingnuts and the best thing…his call for his supporters to dump Fox News.

He is going to take as many people and as much money with him as he can. And that means both ways, down and up.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 4:05:56pm

re: #326 Charles Johnson

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 4:06:43pm

re: #345 ObserverArt

The Major already has Mr. Hannity in its cross-hairs….

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makeitstop  May 23, 2017 • 4:07:32pm

re: #340 b.d.

I assume Hannity has a boss at FoxNews? They can’t be too happy.

It’s probably contingent upon whether he pushes the point on the air tonight, after News Corp. has retracted the story.

Mentioning Seth Rich on the air might get him escorted out of the building. And he seems to be in the frame of mind where he might just say ‘fuck it’ and go all Network.

Go for it, Lumpy! Then I won’t have to look at that puke-inducing mug of yours.

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MsJ  May 23, 2017 • 4:08:32pm

re: #345 ObserverArt

Looks to me like Sean Hannity knows he is gone so he is doing all this as a way to lock his followers in to always remember the last act, his treatment, and then to use that for more grift to come. There will be tell all books, jobs with nut media, speaking engagements to wingnuts and the best thing…his call for his supporters to dump Fox News.

He is going to take as many people and as much money with him as he can. And that means both ways, down and up.

Rup *really* wants bSkyb, huh?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 4:09:24pm
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b.d.  May 23, 2017 • 4:09:47pm

re: #348 makeitstop

It’s probably contingent upon whether he pushes the point on the air tonight, after News Corp. has retracted the story.

Mentioning Seth Rich on the air might get him escorted out of the building. And he seems to be in the frame of mind where he might just say ‘fuck it’ and go all Network.

Go for it, Lumpy! Then I won’t have to look at that puke-inducing mug of yours.

LOL, make Tucker’s show an hour longer!

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 4:09:57pm

Even if Sean Hannity announces his future status at Fox, that still is no excuse for him being a water-carrier for the GOP and his fake news bullshit. Sean Hannity has only one shot at redemption-if he fails to take it……

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 4:12:07pm

Finally, a Gallup article from last week that got very little coverage, but is part of the package with the previous two I linked:

Record Few Americans Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God

It’s only a small decline, though. Yet the long term trends on this topic are a bit clearer than that on creationism.

Which brings me back to the methods behind these polls. They are testing the triggering capabilities of special words, more so than understanding of the topic involved.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 4:12:19pm

your daily dose of happy news:

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Jack Burton  May 23, 2017 • 4:13:08pm

I realized there actually is one good thing about having Fuckface von Clownstick installed by a Russian cyber agitprop/psy-op.

The complete break down of several GOP institutions under the pressure of trying to pretend this is all OK.

If you told me 6 months ago that Bill O’Reilly would be out at Fox and that Sean Hannity was probably soon to be next I would have laughed in your face.

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Apocalypse  May 23, 2017 • 4:13:42pm

Hammity getting high on his own supply.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 4:13:50pm

re: #352 The Major

Even if Sean Hannity announces his future status at Fox, that still is no excuse for him being a water-carrier for the GOP and his fake news bullshit. Sean Hannity has only one shot at redemption-if he fails to take it……

Hannity, like many at Fox News, has had a couple thousand shots at redemption in the last decade and a half. Shepard Smith is the only guy that took one (NSFW version):

Fox News’ Shepard Smith We don’t F#@king Torture Explicit

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 23, 2017 • 4:15:27pm

re: #327 Skip Intro

OH NOOOOS!

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Whiny little bitch.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 4:16:26pm

re: #354 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey, that’s where I went to law school (for about 30 seconds I considered doing the JD/MBA program)… good on them.

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Myron Falwell  May 23, 2017 • 4:18:21pm

Remember that Lumpy had a two-month “key-man” escape clause on his contract that was triggered by Bill Shine getting the heave-ho. From what I understand, he turned it down. Which is baffling as shit that he wants to get fired outright instead.

Seriously, there’s something very, very wrong here … and it goes beyond his ideology.

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Apocalypse  May 23, 2017 • 4:19:28pm

re: #360 Myron Falwell

I vote Brain Tumour as the wild card reason.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 4:20:12pm

The Major has pinned this Tweet:

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whitebeach  May 23, 2017 • 4:21:14pm

re: #361 Apocalypse

I vote Brain Tumour as the wild card reason.

Assumes fact not in evidence, the “brain” part.

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 4:21:15pm

re: #349 MsJ

Rup *really* wants bSkyb, huh?

That probably figures in, but really it just seems things are changing at Fox News anyway.

They still have a company and need to make the bucks to keep it going. They have taken some big hits over the last year. I don’t think that is going to be good for building a future audience as the current falls away. So, they need a business model change and the bad happenings over the year has hastened the need.

Megyn Kelly leaves. Greta moves, maybe pushed. Ailes crashes and burns in sex scandals. A few women staff members leave or are bought out. Bill O’Reilly finally gets the boot for being the Creep He Always Was. And now Hannity acting all crazy betting his name for whatever.

Seems Hannity’s moves may be very limited.

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 4:21:17pm

Fox clearing the decks for their new show I’ll Take the Fifth, starring Gen. Michel Flynn.

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 4:23:02pm

re: #364 ObserverArt

And now Hannity acting all crazy betting his name for whatever.

He’s trying to protect the “Sean Hannity” brand.

It will fail. Especially if he doesn’t repent.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 4:25:07pm

re: #360 Myron Falwell

Remember that Lumpy had a two-month “key-man” escape clause on his contract that was triggered by Bill Shine getting the heave-ho. From what I understand, he turned it down. Which is baffling as shit that he wants to get fired outright instead.

Seriously, there’s something very, very wrong here … and it goes beyond his ideology.

Getting fired makes him a martyr, which if he’s going to create his own online presence is probably a better creation myth then “I left after they started firing all the sexual harassers.” A subscription based on demand streaming podcast/video network could make sense as a business model going forward - especially if he can convince other cast offs to join him in order to generate content.

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MsJ  May 23, 2017 • 4:25:08pm

re: #364 ObserverArt

That probably figures in, but really it just seems things are changing at Fox News anyway.

They still have a company and need to make the bucks to keep it going. They have taken some big hits over the last year. I don’t think that is going to be good for building a future audience as the current falls away. So, they need a business model change and the bad happenings over the year has hastened the need.

Megyn Kelly leaves. Greta moves, maybe pushed. Ailes crashes and burns in sex scandals. A few women staff members leave or are bought out. Bill O’Reilly finally gets the boot for being the Creep He Always Was. And now Hannity acting all crazy betting his name for whatever.

Seems Hannity’s moves may be very limited.

Can’t wait for that disgruntled book.

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KGxvi  May 23, 2017 • 4:26:05pm

re: #365 Skip Intro

Fox clearing the decks for their new show I’ll Take the Fifth, starring Gen. Michel Flynn.

Isn’t that just a reboot of “I Lied Under Oath” starring Col. Oliver North?

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Skip Intro  May 23, 2017 • 4:29:36pm

re: #369 KGxvi

Isn’t that just a reboot of “I Lied Under Oath” starring Col. Oliver North?

Ollie’s still there so it’s a proven concept.

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Maddies Mom  May 23, 2017 • 4:30:02pm

re: #205 BeachDem

It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It’s not unusual to see me cry, I wanna die

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Video

God I had such a crush on him back in the day. (still do…)

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Myron Falwell  May 23, 2017 • 4:30:43pm

re: #369 KGxvi

Isn’t that just a reboot of “I Lied Under Oath” starring Col. Oliver North?

But with added Russian subtitles! //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 4:30:43pm

Just a heads up:

I’m working on a rebuttal novel to Hillbilly Elegy.

Hard to believe how pissed off I still am at that asshat’s portrayal of life here eastern Kentucky.

Working title is Fuck You JD Vance…
obviously the title will possibly improve during the process…

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ObserverArt  May 23, 2017 • 4:31:00pm

re: #369 KGxvi

Isn’t that just a reboot of “I Lied Under Oath” starring Col. Oliver North?

A perfect example of the times. That ass is still looked upon with loving eyes by a lot of wingnuts. He gets interviews for being Olie North. Yuck. So many Americans buy the act and miss the toxic sludge behind it.

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freetoken  May 23, 2017 • 4:31:58pm

Speaking of polling, here’s an interesting one, and it pertains to the correlation between religiosity and Trump support one hand, and the affinity of Trump to religious nationalism and the rise of the hard right in eastern Europe:

Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe

This graph summarizes the tight coupling of religion and nationalism:
Image: PF.05.10.2017_CE.europe-00-17.png

The resurgence of religion in the aftermath of the fall of communism in the Soviet Union is one of those phenomenon that would have surprised our comrade ancestors.

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Dave In Austin  May 23, 2017 • 4:32:02pm
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Myron Falwell  May 23, 2017 • 4:34:26pm

re: #364 ObserverArt

Plus Rupert’s kids had a history of not getting along with Ailes or his lieutenants. Supposedly they REALLY want to clean house while Rupert is fine with rearranging the deck chairs.

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BeachDem  May 23, 2017 • 4:40:10pm

re: #373 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just a heads up:

I’m working on a rebuttal novel to Hillbilly Elegy.

Hard to believe how pissed off I still am at that asshat’s portrayal of life here eastern Kentucky.

Working title is Fuck You JD Vance…
obviously the title will possibly improve during the process…

Let me know if you need an editorial assistant! (I like the working title, but that’s just me—maybe something like Requiem for Some Serious Bullshit?)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 23, 2017 • 4:41:14pm

re: #378 BeachDem

Let me know if you need an editorial assistant! (I like the working title, but that’s just me—maybe something like Requiem for Some Serious Bullshit?)

I shall totally keep you in mind!

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The Major  May 23, 2017 • 4:41:44pm

re: #369 KGxvi

Isn’t that just a reboot of “I Lied Under Oath” starring Col. Oliver North?

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Jebediah, RBG  May 23, 2017 • 5:43:08pm

re: #373 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just a heads up:

I’m working on a rebuttal novel to Hillbilly Elegy.

Hard to believe how pissed off I still am at that asshat’s portrayal of life here eastern Kentucky.

Working title is Fuck You JD Vance…
obviously the title will possibly improve during the process…

How you gonna improve on that?

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CleverToad  May 23, 2017 • 5:45:16pm

re: #378 BeachDem

Let me know if you need an editorial assistant! (I like the working title, but that’s just me—maybe something like Requiem for Some Serious Bullshit?)

Would be happy to serve as beta reader! (I’d have to actually read the original Elegy, of course, but it’s a small price to pay)


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