CNN: Comey Will Testify That Trump Pressured Him to End FBI Investigation Into His Russia Ties

Obstruction of justice, here we come
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CNN is reporting today that when former FBI director James Comey testifies to Congress next week, he plans to confirm that Donald Trump did indeed try to pressure him into dropping the FBI investigation in the Trump gang’s ties with Russia.

Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide’s ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.

Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.

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When he testifies, Comey is unlikely to be willing to discuss in any detail the FBI’s investigation into the charges of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign — the centerpiece of the probe, this source said. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation. If it happens, Comey’s public testimony promises to be a dramatic chapter in the months-long controversy, and it will likely bring even more intense scrutiny to an investigation that Trump has repeatedly denounced as a “witch hunt.”

We’re getting closer and closer to proof that the Trump administration engaged in a coverup and attempted obstruction of justice.

UPDATE at 5/31/17 11:40:42 am by Charles Johnson

The Wall Street Journal now confirms CNN’s report.

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594 comments

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Sir John Barron  May 31, 2017 • 10:54:10am

No pressure! No collusion! Not a puppet!

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covfefe  May 31, 2017 • 10:54:20am

Won’t matter when we have a do-nothing Congress afraid to govern for the country instead of their own bottom lines.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 10:54:26am

Is it really a cover up if we all saw it as it was happening?

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Targetpractice  May 31, 2017 • 10:55:34am

We’ll only hear two questions from the Republicans on the committee, repeated over and over again: “Is there evidence of collusion?” and “Should leakers be prosecuted?” Why? because they’ve no interest in actually deepening the shit they’re currently in.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 10:55:50am

re: #1 Sir John Barron

No pressure! No collusion! Not a puppet!

you forgot:

YOURE THE PUPPET

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Sir John Barron  May 31, 2017 • 10:57:07am

FNC Host: Now former showboating FBI director Comey, who the president can fire for any reason whenever, is suggesting that the president pressured him to drop his witch hunt investigation into the president’s record-breaking campaign win. But all this is pretty regular conduct for a president, isn’t it, Mr. FNC Guest?

FNC Guest: Of course. Nothing to see here, except a grandstanding former FBI director who politicized his investigation and deserved to be fired.

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mmmirele  May 31, 2017 • 11:00:41am

Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi painted Judith beheading Holofernes in a most physical manner, including running blood. According to the Wikipedia, she painted her mentor, Agostino Tassi, as Holofernes and she is Judith. Apparently, this was Gentilischi’s way of getting even with Tassi after the rape verdict against him was annulled.

Now that is completely badass, compared to Kathy Griffin.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 31, 2017 • 11:01:56am
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DodgerFan1988  May 31, 2017 • 11:02:22am

Right Wing Response:

Obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation?
“Meh.”

Abandoning the Paris Accords
to stop Climate Change?
“Meh”

White Nationalist kills 2 samaritans in Oregon?
“Meh”

Kathy Griffin tells an idiotic, lowbrow, tasteless
joke about Trump?
“There will be Hell to pay!”

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 11:02:59am

The entire conservative movement seems to be adhering to their principle of “facts are fake news”. This will lead to tragedy.

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:03:04am

Meanwhile, in post-racist America…

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:04:36am
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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 11:05:38am

Wishful thinking, Mr Reich.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:07:30am

re: #11 darthstar

Meanwhile, in post-racist America…

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Kick them out seriously.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 11:08:11am

re: #13 Amory Blaine

Wishful thinking, Mr Reich.

“As soon as possible” does leave the date wide open.

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:08:31am

And the penalty for going too far with a Republican president is…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:08:46am

re: #12 darthstar

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Charles Johnson  May 31, 2017 • 11:09:02am
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Charles Johnson  May 31, 2017 • 11:09:21am
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Sir John Barron  May 31, 2017 • 11:09:42am

re: #16 darthstar

And the penalty for going too far with a Republican president is…

She worked for CNN?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:09:44am

re: #16 darthstar

And the penalty for going too far with a Republican president is…

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What was a D-list comic doing on CNN anyway?

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Kragar  May 31, 2017 • 11:09:50am
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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 11:10:16am

Just checking my ATT email at Yahoo and their front page story is: CNN fires Kathy Griffin after Trump Stunt.

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 11:10:20am

She lived through GWB rein. She knows how they are. They will never relent.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 11:10:46am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

But we’re a bunch of individual nations competing against each other. Soon, we’ll be building domes to hoard the air.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:10:51am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

He’ll screw it up.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 11:11:32am

re: #22 Kragar

Read the Bible, congressdude. God never saved people from themselves.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:12:15am

re: #22 Kragar

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 11:12:47am

re: #14 HappyWarrior

Kick them out seriously.

Or make them wish you had.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 31, 2017 • 11:13:04am

re: #27 Belafon

Read the Bible, congressdude. God never saved people from themselves.

Well technically He did, but He had to kill almost all of us first (Noah and the Flood)

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:13:37am

re: #21 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

What was a D-list comic doing on CNN anyway?

Who the hell knows. I don’t even watch CNN…

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:13:41am

re: #16 darthstar

And the penalty for going too far with a Republican president is…

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Meanwhile Ted Nugent has gone to the WH since telling Obama and Clinton to suck his gun.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:14:20am

re: #22 Kragar

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Then by that standard, why have police? God will protect us from crimes. What a fucking piece of shit maroon.

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:14:52am

Shredder repair vans must be lined up down the street behind Trump HQ.

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Sir John Barron  May 31, 2017 • 11:15:50am

re: #34 darthstar

Shredder repair vans must be lined up down the street behind Trump HQ.

WHUT ABOUT ALL THE HILLARY EMAILS!?!??!?!?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:16:06am

re: #25 Belafon

But we’re a bunch of individual nations competing against each other. Soon, we’ll be building domes to hoard the air.

It always comes back around to Logan’s run.

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:16:49am

re: #35 Sir John Barron

WHUT ABOUT ALL THE HILLARY EMAILS!?!??!?!?

Trump was bringing his servers to the Senate, but they fell off the back of the boat somewhere near the Mariana Trench…Sad.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:17:01am

The GOP just gets more and more stupid every day. Too bad we can’t go back in time and tell Eisenhower that they’re not worth saving.

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covfefe  May 31, 2017 • 11:17:05am

re: #22 Kragar

“God’s a kid with an ant farm, lady. He’s not planning anything.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:17:20am

re: #30 Eclectic Cyborg

Well technically He did, but He had to kill almost all of us first (Noah and the Flood)

That’s how you know that the Christians are describing an evil god.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 11:18:28am

re: #40 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That’s how you know that the Christians are describing an evil god.

It’s how you know a lot of them define genocide as good.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:18:45am

re: #34 darthstar

Shredder repair vans must be lined up down the street behind Trump HQ.

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:19:25am

I’m going to have to make this…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:20:40am

re: #43 darthstar

I’m going to have to make this…

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Looks suspiciously like SpaghettiOs. Don’t do it!

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KerFuFFler  May 31, 2017 • 11:20:47am

re: #12 darthstar

Yeah, and in addition you have GOP congresscritter, Tim Walberg, saying this stupid shit:

“I believe there’s been climate change since the beginning of time. I believe there are cycles. Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No.Why do I believe that? Well, as a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, He can take care of it.” (My emphasis)

Why do we bother to research medical interventions? After all, God could heal everyone!!!

Why bother to grow crops? God could feed everyone!!!

Why bother to wipe your own ass? God could make clean the unclean!!!

Drowning in a cesspool is too good an outcome for the likes of this idiot.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 11:21:40am

re: #30 Eclectic Cyborg

Well technically He did, but He had to kill almost all of us first (Noah and the Flood)

God: Noah, there’s a flood coming. Prepare.
Noah: OK. Hey people, there’s a flood coming. Prepare!
People: That’s crap, where’s the proof?
*flood*
Noah: I tried to tell them.

The analogy would favor our side if things worked that way.

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:21:55am

re: #44 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Looks suspiciously like SpaghettiOs. Don’t do it!

I’ll use a different shape.

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Stanley Sea  May 31, 2017 • 11:22:04am

re: #12 darthstar

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:22:06am

re: #45 KerFuFFler

Yeah, and in addition you have GOP congresscritter, Tim Walberg, saying this stupid shit:

Why do we bother to research medical interventions? After all, God could heal everyone!!!

Why bother to grow crops? God could feed everyone!!!

Why bother to wipe your own ass? God could make clean the unclean!!!

Drowning in a cesspool is too good an outcome for the likes of this idiot.

Someone that stupid doesn’t deserve to be in office.

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KerFuFFler  May 31, 2017 • 11:22:16am

re: #22 Kragar

You beat me!

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danarchy  May 31, 2017 • 11:22:39am

re: #21 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

What was a D-list comic doing on CNN anyway?

She hosted their New Years eve event with Anderson cooper. Looks like some of the venues for her tour have cancelled her as well.

Her web site is giving a Bandwidth limit exceeded error. I know they say all publicity is good publicity, but I am not so sure that is always the case.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:23:13am
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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 11:23:48am

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Someone that stupid doesn’t deserve to be in office.

So now we’re setting standards, are we?

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Sir John Barron  May 31, 2017 • 11:24:02am

re: #42 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

President Trump can destroy or lose whatever documents, notes, emails, information, etc he want cuz he’s the president shutup libtard show us all Hillary’s emails and every piece of paper at the Clinton Foundation!!!!

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:24:05am

re: #48 Stanley Sea

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We’re nearing the era of ‘fuck him, we’ll move our entire company offshore and relocate our employees too if we have to’…

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:25:16am
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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:25:44am

re: #53 Decatur Deb

So now we’re setting standards, are we?

Come on DD, this guy is actually voting on legislation that effects us. I never once condoned what Griffith did but I do think different people should be held to different standards. I should get more slack for not understanding the details of NATO than Trump because I’m not President.

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darthstar  May 31, 2017 • 11:25:58am
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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:26:13am

re: #56 darthstar

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Can we stop acting like WL is something other than a bunch of Putin trolls?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:26:19am

re: #48 Stanley Sea

I have mixed feeling on that. One one hand working with Trump legitimizes him, on the other, it’s disastrous for the few intelligent advisers to depart and leave the nuts unopposed. On the gripping hand, I wish I had an exit plan involving rockets like Musk does.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 11:26:37am

re: #57 HappyWarrior

Come on DD, this guy is actually voting on legislation that effects us. I never once condoned what Griffith did but I do think different people should be held to different standards. I should get more slack for not understanding the details of NATO than Trump because I’m not President.

Sarc tags are for lepers.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:27:03am

=re: #61 Decatur Deb

Sarc tags are for lepers.

Well you know I don’t do sarc that well. It’s part of the condition.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 11:27:03am

re: #55 darthstar

We’re nearing the era of ‘fuck him, we’ll move our entire company offshore and relocate our employees too if we have to’…

He’s already doing some building in Mexico.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 11:27:42am

re: #58 darthstar

That should bump him out of the chokepoint position he’s still holding.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:27:47am

re: #60 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I have mixed feeling on that. One one hand working with Trump legitimizes him, on the other, it’s disastrous for the few intelligent advisers to depart and leave the nuts unopposed. On the gripping hand, I wish I had an exit plan involving rockets like Musk does.

Seems like you got it all planned out.

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Kragar  May 31, 2017 • 11:27:54am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:28:00am

re: #56 darthstar

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:29:10am

re: #67 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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I’m really waiting for my ultra lefty friends who told me Assenge was a hero to admit they were wrong about him and WL right about now.

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Eventual Carrion  May 31, 2017 • 11:29:28am

What did they tell us about the Patriot Acts far reaching investigative power (done without the knowledge of the American person being spied on), “You have nothing nothing to worry about if you have done nothing wrong!”

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 11:30:21am

re: #62 HappyWarrior

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:30:45am

While I’ve always been more or less a dove. I also understand the need for governments to keep secrets as well so I never was big into the WL thing in the Bush years either.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:31:23am

re: #70 Decatur Deb

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caseyjr  May 31, 2017 • 11:32:11am

re: #44 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Looks suspiciously like SpaghettiOs. Don’t do it!

Spaghetti-Os in aspic is one of those horrible 1960 recipes, they put cocktail wieners in it too. Mouth-watering, as in just before you chunder.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 11:32:41am

re: #53 Decatur Deb

So now we’re setting standards, are we?

Horse>>>>barn door….

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 11:32:45am

re: #55 darthstar

We’re nearing the era of ‘fuck him, we’ll move our entire company offshore and relocate our employees too if we have to’…

I wonder if there is a company bold enough to do that. And if there is, how big would they have to be to have an effect?

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 11:33:30am

re: #38 HappyWarrior

The GOP just gets more and more stupid every day. Too bad we can’t go back in time and tell Eisenhower that they’re not worth saving.

That was Ike’s big mistake. He should have been a (D) president instead of throwing the Republicans an undeserved lifeline.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 11:34:06am

re: #74 wrenchwench

Horse>>>>barn door….

Tried to do that in a Yonkers accent—didn’t translate.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:34:14am

re: #76 EPR-radar

That was Ike’s big mistake. He should have been a (D) president instead of throwing the Republicans an undeserved lifeline.

Indeed and I think he should have known better given McCarthy was a thing in his rise to teh presidency.

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stpaulbear  May 31, 2017 • 11:34:32am

re: #22 Kragar

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Someone should tell the congressman that God sent US scientists so that we could save ourselves from climate change.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 11:36:06am

re: #76 EPR-radar

That was Ike’s big mistake. He should have been a (D) president instead of throwing the Republicans an undeserved lifeline.

Even if the Republican Party didn’t survive, the Dixiecrats would have still existed. There’d still be a sizable population that believes the Confederacy was a noble idea. There’d still be some sort of conservative party in the US. It’d just have a different name.

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Charles Johnson  May 31, 2017 • 11:36:43am

re: #58 darthstar

This is from Louise Mensch’s website, citing anonymous sources, and it’s almost certainly wrong.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:37:14am

re: #79 stpaulbear

Someone should tell the congressman that God sent US scientists so that we could save ourselves from climate change.

The godless eviloutionist scientists? Not a chance.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 11:37:23am

re: #30 Eclectic Cyborg

Well technically He did, but He had to kill almost all of us first (Noah and the Flood)

I still think that was the first global warming incident and the rains came and the oceans and lake and rivers overflowed…but the part of the big story that was never forwarded was man did it to himself.

Probably from Atlantis using nukes! ///

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Kragar  May 31, 2017 • 11:37:36am

re: #79 stpaulbear

Someone should tell the congressman that God sent US scientists so that we could save ourselves from climate change.

“God, I prayed for you to save me, but you let me drown in a flood!”

“Look asshole, I sent you a truck, a boat, and a helicopter. What more did you fucking want?”

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 11:37:43am

Needs a penny or a 747 in the picture so I can judge the size.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 11:39:31am

re: #81 Charles Johnson

This is from Louise Mensch’s website, citing anonymous sources, and it’s almost certainly wrong.

Thanks Charles.

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Charles Johnson  May 31, 2017 • 11:40:08am
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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 11:40:37am

re: #31 darthstar

Who the hell knows. I don’t even watch CNN…

The key to what she did at CNN is right there in that image on your Tweet you posted. That is Ms. Griffin with the her New Years Eve co-host Anderson Cooper.

Yes, apparently CNN does a big New Years eve show. Who knew?

(And if this has already been answered…well I am behind…again)

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 11:41:39am

re: #80 KGxvi

Even if the Republican Party didn’t survive, the Dixiecrats would have still existed. There’d still be a sizable population that believes the Confederacy was a noble idea. There’d still be some sort of conservative party in the US. It’d just have a different name.

Looking back, I think the veneer of civilization the Republicans ended up with due to Ike and WFB has been the single most damaging historical contingency in US politics.

The confederates and cranks are inevitable, but they would have done much less damage if they were seen for what they are.

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 11:43:36am

1 more hour and then I’m off of work for 12 days!!!!

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 11:44:25am

re: #53 Decatur Deb

So now we’re setting standards, are we?

Only “our” side!

/

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Skip Intro  May 31, 2017 • 11:46:07am

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Kragar  May 31, 2017 • 11:46:17am
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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 11:47:06am

I try to leave republicans out of it and go straight for the conservative movement. The GOP is their host.

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Bubblehead II  May 31, 2017 • 11:47:38am

Drip Drip Drip.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 11:48:14am

re: #85 wrenchwench

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Needs a penny or a 747 in the picture so I can judge the size.

Going by the leaves…I’d guess about 2.5” long.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:48:25am

re: #93 Kragar

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Is a “tasker” a guy with a whip?

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ipsos  May 31, 2017 • 11:49:46am

re: #95 Bubblehead II

I only see two drips in that picture…

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 11:49:55am

re: #88 ObserverArt

(And if this has already been answered…well I am behind…again)

You could start from the bottom and read up, but then the bottom keeps moving down, putting you in the middle…. You just need to reprioritize your life and put LGF on the top.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 11:49:57am

re: #89 EPR-radar

Looking back, I think the veneer of civilization the Republicans ended up with due to Ike and WFB has been the single most damaging historical contingency in US politics.

The confederates and cranks are inevitable, but they would have done much less damage if they were seen for what they are.

Perhaps. Maybe if Ike runs as a Democrat (or doesn’t run at all), we end up with a scenario where the Dixiecrats become a regional party in the South (constantly fucking shit up on Civil Rights); making them somewhat analogous to the Liberal Party in the UK. Usually not big enough to have a majority, but occasionally needed to form a working government?

Or maybe it gets worse? Maybe the Dixiecrats are able to so control the South politically that almost every election gets sent to Congress and we end up with a President Wallace and Vice President Thurmond by 1960.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:50:07am

re: #95 Bubblehead II

Drip Drip Drip.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:51:15am

re: #98 ipsos

I only see two drips in that picture…

Kushner, Trump, and the critter on Trump’s head.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 11:51:36am

re: #95 Bubblehead II

Drip Drip Drip.

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Well, the Fraud Unit would have the most expertise in dealing with Trumpian schemes.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 11:51:40am

re: #99 wrenchwench

You could start from the bottom and read up, but then the bottom keeps moving down, putting you in the middle…. You just need to reprioritize your life and put LGF on the top.

When I start getting checks from Soros I’ll do that.

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Bubblehead II  May 31, 2017 • 11:51:57am

re: #98 ipsos

I only see two drips in that picture…

Ivanka had to make a quick trip to China

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Stanley Sea  May 31, 2017 • 11:52:12am

re covfefe, Spicer just said everyone knew what he meant.

The press burst into laughter.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 11:52:18am

re: #96 ObserverArt

Going by the leaves…I’d guess about 2.5” long.

I would need to know the species of the plants to judge by the leaves. Sorry, my brother is a batrychologist and I think I got some on me.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 11:54:00am

re: #104 ObserverArt

When I start getting checks from Soros I’ll do that.

Que pobre hatchling…

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Interesting Times  May 31, 2017 • 11:54:59am

re: #106 Stanley Sea

re covfefe, Spicer just said everyone knew what he meant.

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Bubblehead II  May 31, 2017 • 11:55:26am

re: #103 KGxvi

Well, the Fraud Unit would have the most expertise in dealing with Trumpian schemes.

He may actually be the first POTUS to go to prison.Iirc, pardoning Nixon cost Ford the reelection.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 11:55:45am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 11:58:24am

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Skip Intro  May 31, 2017 • 11:59:07am

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

So this is how he’s communicating with his Russian handlers now?

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 11:59:11am

re: #110 Bubblehead II

He may actually be the first POTUS to go to prison.Iirc, pardoning Nixon cost Ford the reelection.

Once Nixon resigned, the Democrat was a pretty sure bet to win the presidency in 1976. The pardon didn’t help, but the immensity of Watergate was probably great enough to decide the ‘76 election three years earlier.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 11:59:34am

re: #107 wrenchwench

I would need to know the species of the plants to judge by the leaves. Sorry, my brother is a batrychologist and I think I got some on me.

I typed the species mentioned in the tweet into Google and went to the Wiki page.

I was wrong…they are tiny.

Males are.79 to .94” long and females are .75” to .90” long.

And they are poisonous. Watch out for them when in the Andes.
Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyloxalus_nexipus

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Skip Intro  May 31, 2017 • 12:00:12pm

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lawhawk  May 31, 2017 • 12:00:22pm

re: #97 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Only if it isn’t this Tasker.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 12:01:30pm
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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:01:32pm

re: #100 KGxvi

Perhaps. Maybe if Ike runs as a Democrat (or doesn’t run at all), we end up with a scenario where the Dixiecrats become a regional party in the South (constantly fucking shit up on Civil Rights); making them somewhat analogous to the Liberal Party in the UK. Usually not big enough to have a majority, but occasionally needed to form a working government?

Or maybe it gets worse? Maybe the Dixiecrats are able to so control the South politically that almost every election gets sent to Congress and we end up with a President Wallace and Vice President Thurmond by 1960.

You may be right there. I was just musing what ifs.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:02:35pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

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THey’re getting sloppy in their nicknames. Big John? Come on, we’ve had Big Johns in New York since Tammany Hall!

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 12:03:33pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heh. The real work of the world goes on.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:03:42pm

re: #120 HappyWarrior

THey’re getting sloppy in their nicknames. Big John? Come on, we’ve had Big Johns in New York since Tammany Hall!

I like “wonder-boy”, and wonder who’s sidekick he is.

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Interesting Times  May 31, 2017 • 12:04:29pm

Well, fuck. I remember we saw some projections (from a famous Iowa pollster?) predicting this, and thought them absurd at the time :/ But I guess voter suppression + lack of Obama on ballot equaled…

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 12:04:41pm

re: #120 HappyWarrior

THey’re getting sloppy in their nicknames. Big John? Come on, we’ve had Big Johns in New York since Tammany Hall!

“Little John” was taken by a different gang.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 12:04:43pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jimmy the Jew, Joey Glasses, Paulie Roast Beef, Spanish Carmine… I mean, seriously?

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Kragar  May 31, 2017 • 12:05:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 12:05:33pm

re: #125 KGxvi

Jimmy the Jew, Joey Glasses, Paulie Roast Beef, Spanish Carmine… I mean, seriously?

inorite? It’s like they never left the “good old days”.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:06:20pm

re: #124 Decatur Deb

“Little John” was taken by a different gang.

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Interesting Times  May 31, 2017 • 12:07:10pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

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451_Montag  May 31, 2017 • 12:07:28pm

Have any Christians once thought that climate change might just be God’s 21st Century version of the great flood?

After all he is the one with the record of unleashing global catastrophes, if you believe that sort of thing.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:08:25pm

re: #123 Interesting Times

Well, fuck. I remember we saw some projections (from a famous Iowa pollster?) predicting this, and thought them absurd at the time :/ But I guess voter suppression + lack of Obama on ballot equaled…

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I definitely think both were at play.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 12:08:39pm

there’s video:

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:09:03pm

re: #124 Decatur Deb

“Little John” was taken by a different gang.

I’m still not over the Dead Rabbits not accepting me for only being a quarter Irish, pal!

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makeitstop  May 31, 2017 • 12:09:16pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I wonder if a certain politician’s name will come up once people start yappin’.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 12:10:13pm

re: #115 ObserverArt

I typed the species mentioned in the tweet into Google and went to the Wiki page.

I was wrong…they are tiny.

Males are.79 to .94” long and females are .75” to .90” long.

And they are poisonous. Watch out for them when in the Andes.
Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyloxalus_nexipus

Ah ha! An amateur batrachologist!

(I spelled it right, this time.)

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Mike Lamb  May 31, 2017 • 12:10:22pm

Yes…god will fix climate change. He’s going to flood out a couple billion folks. Famine will take care of quite a few more. Reducing world population by 5% to 10% will get us back to equilibirium in a few hundred years.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 12:10:26pm

re: #128 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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petesh  May 31, 2017 • 12:11:26pm

re: #134 makeitstop

I wonder if a certain politician’s name will come up once people start yappin’.

I suspect a lotta people are a little nervous, and not just Donnie Cake.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 12:11:36pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

inorite? It’s like they never left the “good old days”.

Well it does work for Republicans, after all…

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 12:11:59pm

re: #130 451_Montag

Have any Christians once thought that climate change might just be God’s 21st Century version of the great flood?

After all he is the one with the record of unleashing global catastrophes, if you believe that sort of thing.

I raised the point..but I am not a devout Christian…just a Catholic schoolboy that is no longer a practicing schoolboy or Catholic.

re: #83 ObserverArt

I still think that was the first global warming incident and the rains came and the oceans and lake and rivers overflowed…but the part of the big story that was never forwarded was man did it to himself.

Probably from Atlantis using nukes! ///

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 12:13:05pm

BTW—for everyone excited by the fact that the NYT got rid of Kate Spayd as Public Editor—they not only got rid of Spayd, they eliminated the Public Editor altogether.

Sulzberger wrote Wednesday that “our followers on social media and our readers across the internet have come together to collectively serve as a modern watchdog, more vigilant and forceful than one person could ever be.”

Yeah, because the Times has been SO responsive to reader input. Spit.

Supposedly, they’re going to have a a “Reader Center” announced on Tuesday, that could serve as an accountability mechanism. Wonder how that will work out…

huffingtonpost.com

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:13:26pm

TBH, I totally forget the mob’s still around a lof of the time. Quick movie idea, a movie about millenial Cosa Nostra.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 12:13:31pm
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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:14:18pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Germans are fed up with Trump’s shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 12:14:45pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 12:15:00pm

re: #141 BeachDem

BTW—for everyone excited by the fact that the NYT got rid of Kate Spayd as Public Editor—they not only got rid of Spayd, they eliminated the Public Editor altogether.

Sulzberger wrote Wednesday that “our followers on social media and our readers across the internet have come together to collectively serve as a modern watchdog, more vigilant and forceful than one person could ever be.”

Yeah, because the Times has been SO responsive to reader input. Spit.

Supposedly, they’re going to have a a “Reader Center” announced on Tuesday, that could serve as an accountability mechanism. Wonder how that will work out…

huffingtonpost.com

They’re also going to open up more of their articles to reader comments.

I’m thinking we’ll subscribe to WaPo (it’s been discussed but not done yet) but skip the NYT.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 12:15:13pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

The Germans are fed up with Trump’s shit.

Stand in line!

America First.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 12:15:50pm

heh

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 12:16:36pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wonder how many of those have done business with the yam.

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 12:17:08pm

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Yep. They still have ties to the construction business in NYC and other places. The husband saw a bit of that when his job (regional supervisor for a company that owns hundreds of apartment buildings in 30 states in the US). So it’s possible this dude just lived in a high dollar Trump apartment/condo building, but it’s just as likely Trump is up to his eyeballs with the mob, and not just in the US.

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Bass Reeves  May 31, 2017 • 12:17:39pm

re: #123 Interesting Times

I too, love data without context (aimed at the 538 guy, not you). His previous article on the topic talked about the decline in the black vote without managing to mention the VRA or voter suppression. Good, useless stuff.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 12:17:59pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

The Germans are fed up with Trump’s shit.

Don’t want to see the day they mock us contemptuously as “Good Americans”.

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alloutofcrazyhere  May 31, 2017 • 12:18:26pm

Link

Well, that brightened up my day a bit.

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makeitstop  May 31, 2017 • 12:18:32pm

re: #149 BeachDem

Wonder how many of those have done business with the yam.

All of them, Katie.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:18:47pm

re: #150 A Mom Anon

Yep. They still have ties to the construction business in NYC and other places. The husband saw a bit of that when his job (regional supervisor for a company that owns hundreds of apartment buildings in 30 states in the US). So it’s possible this dude just lived in a high dollar Trump apartment/condo building, but it’s just as likely Trump is up to his eyeballs with the mob, and not just in the US.

Trump was in construction in NYC. Of course he’s in deep with the mob.

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KerFuFFler  May 31, 2017 • 12:19:02pm

re: #149 BeachDem

Wonder how many of those have done business with the yam.

You mean Donny Two Scoops?

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Bubblehead II  May 31, 2017 • 12:19:06pm

re: #149 BeachDem

Wonder how many of those have done business with the yam.

At least one.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:20:23pm

re: #150 A Mom Anon

Yep. They still have ties to the construction business in NYC and other places. The husband saw a bit of that when his job (regional supervisor for a company that owns hundreds of apartment buildings in 30 states in the US). So it’s possible this dude just lived in a high dollar Trump apartment/condo building, but it’s just as likely Trump is up to his eyeballs with the mob, and not just in the US.

Trump definitely has mob ties.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:20:45pm

re: #156 KerFuFFler

You mean Donny Two Scoops?

I thought it was Donnie Small Hands.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2017 • 12:20:45pm

Disgruntled former employee says what?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 12:21:49pm

re: #160 Henny Penny

Disgruntled former employee says what?

You know, reactionary really isn’t a good look for you.

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 12:22:13pm

re: #155 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’m sure. The Husband said that it’s damned near impossible to do anything construction related without dealing with mob fronted companies in NYC. It’s so entrenched there that no one bats an eyelash really. Maybe someone’s trying to remedy that, what a concept.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:23:01pm

re: #160 Henny Penny

Disgruntled former employee says what?

Trying to defend criminals against being brought to justice?

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jaunte  May 31, 2017 • 12:23:25pm

Weaksauce.

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Bubblehead II  May 31, 2017 • 12:24:00pm
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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 12:24:09pm

re: #146 klys (maker of Silmarils)

They’re also going to open up more of their articles to reader comments.

I’m thinking we’ll subscribe to WaPo (it’s been discussed but not done yet) but skip the NYT.

That’s what I did.

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makeitstop  May 31, 2017 • 12:24:22pm

re: #164 jaunte

Weaksauce.

It’s the only brand they’ve got.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 12:25:51pm

re: #161 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You know, reactionary really isn’t a good look for you.

Comey was only good when he was looking at Clinton emails.

I gotta go open some windows. A certain stank just came out of my computer. Smells like troll.

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lawhawk  May 31, 2017 • 12:26:04pm

Trump clan is Ma Ma, and Trump Tower is Mega City One. /y’all were just thinking it….

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Jay C  May 31, 2017 • 12:26:21pm

re: #150 A Mom Anon

Yep. They still have ties to the construction business in NYC and other places. The husband saw a bit of that when his job (regional supervisor for a company that owns hundreds of apartment buildings in 30 states in the US). So it’s possible this dude just lived in a high dollar Trump apartment/condo building, but it’s just as likely Trump is up to his eyeballs with the mob, and not just in the US.

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Trump definitely has mob ties.

Almost certainly true: but unfortunately, Trump’s mob ties (as are probably all NY RE “moguls’”) are likely to be shielded by layer after layer of middlemen, contractors, sub-contractors, front companies, etc.; it’s the way both the moguls and the mobsters do business: so it’s unlikely (though a pleasant-enough prospect to contemplate) we’re going to find “Paulie Roast Beef” on the WH invite list….

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covfefe  May 31, 2017 • 12:26:31pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bet they got dirt on Trump.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 12:27:16pm

re: #168 ObserverArt

Comey was only good when he was looking at Clinton emails.

I gotta go open some windows. A certain stank just came out of my computer. Smells like troll.

He’s been playing this particular game for years. Likes to change his display handle to make it a little less obvious, maybe tell a few jokes in between stupid reactionary posts that he never follows up on or engages about. It’s really pretty boring and I have yet to see any consistent political beliefs espoused.

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 12:27:41pm

re: #156 KerFuFFler

You mean Donny Two Scoops?

I was kinda hoping Joey “no socks” Cinque was in there somewhere.

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 12:27:46pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:28:07pm

This is really old, but Business Insider once called a sniper a “protester”.

Protester Eric Parker from central Idaho aims his weapon from a bridge next to the Bureau of Land Management’s base camp

businessinsider.com

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Jay C  May 31, 2017 • 12:28:11pm

re: #171 covfefe

Bet they got dirt on Trump.

And/or Jared (remember how the Kushners made their pile).

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 12:29:00pm

re: #173 BeachDem

I was kinda hoping Joey “no socks” Cinque was in there somewhere.

What, no Joey “The Logical Positivist” Falcone?

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 12:29:41pm

re: #171 covfefe

Bet they got dirt on Trump.

“Nice Administration you got here. Be a shame if sumpin’ was to happen to it…”

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 12:31:04pm
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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 12:31:40pm

re: #178 Blind Frog Belly White

“Nice Administration you got here. Be a shame if sumpin’ was to happen to it…”

Let’s make a deal Trump can’t refuse.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:33:11pm

re: #177 Blind Frog Belly White

What, no Joey “The Logical Positivist” Falcone?

Mikey “Doesn’t like Mama’s Pasta” Farina.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 12:33:17pm
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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2017 • 12:33:47pm

re: #163 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I am not defending Comey, the most hated loved man since the election.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:33:57pm

Jimmy “The Tampa Rays Fan” Marciano.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:34:39pm

re: #183 Henny Penny

I am not defending Comey, the most hated loved man since the election.

You’re clearly extremely confused. Been hanging out in the Republican propaganda bubble?

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 12:34:41pm
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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 12:35:32pm

re: #183 Henny Penny

I am not defending Comey, the most hated loved man since the election.

No, you’re apparently defending Trump by implying Comey was motivated by revenge for his firing. That’s worse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 12:36:11pm

You remove outliers when leaving them in would refute your conclusion.

If you’re dishonest, that is.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 12:36:43pm

re: #183 Henny Penny

I am not defending Comey, the most hated loved man since the election.

Added more water to that sauce did you?

I bet you amuse yourself.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 12:36:43pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

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Making GWB look like TR on the environment, quite impressive.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:37:23pm

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

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You remove outliers when leaving them in would refute your conclusion.

If you’re dishonest, that is.

Or when they would distort the results. I remove outliers when calculating average costs of medical procedures.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 31, 2017 • 12:37:36pm

re: #172 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s really pretty boring and I have yet to see any consistent political beliefs espoused.

You can try reading my profile page. Echo chambers get boring. I like to try and be funny and respectful. I don’t agree with most political opinions here, yet I respect them, and hope to learn from them.

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 12:39:08pm

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

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You remove outliers when leaving them in would refute your conclusion.

If you’re dishonest, that is.

Come on. You must know this-
Correspondence Corollary:
An experiment may be considered a success if no more than half
your data must be discarded to obtain correspondence with your theory.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 12:39:22pm

re: #191 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Or when they would distort the results. I remove outliers when calculating average costs of medical procedures.

You could use median instead of mean.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:39:29pm

re: #192 Henny Penny

You can try reading my profile page. Echo chambers get boring. I like to try and be funny and respectful. I don’t agree with most political opinions here, yet I respect them, and hope to learn from them.

If you wanted to learn, you’d read, rather than posting like someone from deep in the propaganda bubble.

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Barefoot Grin  May 31, 2017 • 12:40:52pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Juncker brings the hammer down on “two scoops.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 12:41:29pm

re: #192 Henny Penny

You can try reading my profile page. Echo chambers get boring. I like to try and be funny and respectful. I don’t agree with most political opinions here, yet I respect them, and hope to learn from them.

“Evil conservative,” I know, I’ve read it. But nothing you type is conservative. It’s reactionary. You never actually try to have a conversation. You drop your “clever” little barbs and then never actually engage in any kind of substantive conversation, which apparently you’re feeling defensive about.

I can respect someone who has a coherent philosophy built from strongly held principles. If you think that what’s happening now is just fine, your principles apparently include “it’s okay if it keeps my party in power” because I don’t otherwise see how you can advocate for things like “rule of law” or “justice” without massive hypocrisy.

You aren’t doing anything to actually make this not an “echo chamber,” you’re merely coming in to shit on the floor because you feel like it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 12:41:45pm

re: #183 Henny Penny

I am not defending Comey, the most hated loved man since the election.

Say what you will about Comey, I don’t think the Left questioned his honesty. Wisdom, yes. Honesty? No.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 12:43:20pm

“echo chambers”

DRINK!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 12:43:50pm
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lawhawk  May 31, 2017 • 12:44:13pm

re: #170 Jay C

And it would further explain the cagey (and perhaps too cute by half) responses by the FBI about surveillance on Trump tower. When you’ve got all kinds of people in the building, some of whom might have unsavory backgrounds, you don’t want to give away that you’re engaging in surveillance against one or more targets.

Trump surveillance is separate and distinct from that on those mob targets, but depending on how the question was phrased, you could say that the building was under surveillance and not be wrong.

We also now know that there were parties to Trump’s campaign/transition/admin that were under surveillance too.

Is there an intersection of the two that goes beyond the mere landlord/tenant relationship? Well, considering whatever surveillance/paper trail, that remains to be seen.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 12:45:00pm

re: #192 Henny Penny

You can try reading my profile page. Echo chambers get boring. I like to try and be funny and respectful. I don’t agree with most political opinions here, yet I respect them, and hope to learn from them.

Ohhh…he said echo chamber!

So, so hurtful.

Not sharing your opinions and you call it an echo chamber. I’d ask if you understand how foolish that is…but I don’t think you are capable of understanding.

What you just admitted is you need to find your own echo chamber…then you would share.

This forum is open to anyone. There is a reason too few conservatives are here.

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 12:45:11pm

re: #161 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You know, reactionary really isn’t a good look for you.

Be nice. If you take away ‘reactionary’ from RWNJs, they have nothing left but pure hatred of the other.

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 12:45:58pm

re: #170 Jay C

Oh absolutely. These guys may be crass and awful, but they aren’t stupid. Their businesses are legit, on paper at least, but they have cornered the market on everything used in that business, right down to tools and nails. There’s a whole bunch of people in the middle for protective purposes and our country’s business rules, laws and tax structure make it pretty easy to do with the right accountants, lawyers and corporate structures. It’s pretty gross. I’ve heard Miami is like this too, though to a lesser degree.

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austin_blue  May 31, 2017 • 12:46:16pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

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Short summation:

Fuck conservation! Fish the shit out of those waters!

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 12:46:51pm

re: #197 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This. One thing I have learned from this election cycle is that there really are principled Conservatives. A few of them. Their principles are wishful thinking unsupported by empirical evidence, but they remain true to them.

But most people who call themselves Conservative are basically authoritarian, racist, theocrats who hide behind the word ‘Freedom’, and will happily give up everyone else’s freedom for their own comfort and the ability to feel safe.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 12:46:54pm

re: #203 EPR-radar

Be nice. If you take away ‘reactionary’ from RWNJs, they have nothing left but pure hatred of the other.

I’m apparently failing at my “control against being pissy” checks so I should go shower and then probably stop avoiding making the phone calls I need to make. Sigh. I don’t want to.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:48:02pm

re: #205 austin_blue

Short summation:

Fuck conservation! Fish the shit out of those waters!

What does he care? He only cares about himself, and he’s an unhealthy 70-year old, with not a lot of time ahead of him.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 12:48:28pm

re: #207 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m apparently failing at my “control against being pissy” checks so I should go shower and then probably stop avoiding making the phone calls I need to make. Sigh. I don’t want to.

You are not being pissy. You just told it like it is.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:49:14pm

re: #206 Blind Frog Belly White

This. One thing I have learned from this election cycle is that there really are principled Conservatives. A few of them. Their principles are wishful thinking unsupported by empirical evidence, but they remain true to them.

But most people who call themselves Conservative are basically authoritarian, racist, theocrats who hide behind the word ‘Freedom’, and will happily give up everyone else’s freedom for their own comfort and the ability to feel safe.

Just like they hid behind the phrase “state’s rights”, only because they opposed civil rights.

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 12:49:29pm

re: #207 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m apparently failing at my “control against being pissy” checks so I should go shower and then probably stop avoiding making the phone calls I need to make. Sigh. I don’t want to.

My ‘be nice’ was pure snark. Your comment was not unreasonable in any way.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 12:50:10pm

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

You remove outliers when leaving them in would refute your conclusion.

If you’re dishonest, that is.

If outliers had been removed, the orbits of the planets around the sun would be circular.

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Bubblehead II  May 31, 2017 • 12:51:18pm

re: #192 Henny Penny

You can try reading my profile page. Echo chambers get boring. I like to try and be funny and respectful. I don’t agree with most political opinions here, yet I respect them, and hope to learn from them.

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Kragar  May 31, 2017 • 12:51:26pm
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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 12:51:46pm

re: #210 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Just like they hid behind the phrase “state’s rights”, only because they opposed civil rights.

The ‘states rights’ story is very simple. ‘States rights’ has been a real big deal in US history exactly twice: civil war era and at the end of Jim Crow. So it’s real clear what’s important to the ‘states rights’ crowd.

QED.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 12:52:02pm

re: #211 EPR-radar

My ‘be nice’ was pure snark. Your comment was not unreasonable in any way.

No, but my reference to floor shitting was starting to get there. I’m biting my fingers some. A good time to go clean up, since it’s warm enough that the 5 miles makes me sweat.

My new watch comes today and then I get to find out how long the husband is going to taunt me by playing keep-away. (Since it’s technically my birthday present, he could go for up to two months. But I’ll implode of sad if he does.)

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 12:52:34pm

re: #206 Blind Frog Belly White

One thing I have learned from this election cycle is that there really are principled Conservatives. A few of them

Do they all fit in one booth at Applebee’s? (I heard conservatives love the salad bar there.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 12:52:52pm

re: #210 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Just like they hid behind the phrase “state’s rights”, only because they opposed civil rights.

But if it’s gun control or legalized marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly they’re all ‘Supremacy Clause!”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 12:53:26pm

re: #214 Kragar

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MsJ  May 31, 2017 • 12:54:06pm

re: #138 petesh

I suspect a lotta people are a little nervous, and not just Donnie Cake.

I have to say that I think many of us are being a bit too rosy in expecting anything to happen to trump or his treasonous co conspirators. Republican’s are not going to do anything…even if Trump admits to selling top secret documents to the Russians for cash on 5th Avenue. We already see how they are circling the wagons around him.

Republicans repeatedly show that they are the single biggest threat to America.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 12:55:11pm

re: #217 Jebediah, RBG

Do they all fit in one booth at Applebee’s? (I heard conservatives love the salad bar there.)

I look forward to the day when we can hate them again.
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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 12:55:52pm

re: #214 Kragar

This looks awful, but it’s the first sensible response to Kremlingate I’ve seen out of this administration. Honest answers are impossible because they are guilty, and dishonest answers will cause trouble when they are exposed as lies.

It is the presidential* version of don’t talk to the cops, ever.

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austin_blue  May 31, 2017 • 12:58:20pm

re: #220 MsJ

I have to say that I think many of us are being a bit too rosy in expecting anything to happen to trump or his treasonous co conspirators. Republican’s are not going to do anything…even if Trump admits to selling top secret documents to the Russians for cash on 5th Avenue. We already see how they are circling the wagons around him.

Republicans repeatedly show that they are the single biggest threat to America.

Never can tell. I hope you are wrong and that as we approach the ‘18 election cycle their bosses, you know, voters, tell them in no uncertain terms to impeach the lying Cheato Bandido.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 12:58:42pm

re: #218 Blind Frog Belly White

But if it’s gun control or legalized marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly they’re all ‘Supremacy Clause!”

Buffet politics.

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William Lewis  May 31, 2017 • 1:00:09pm

re: #192 Henny Penny

You can try reading my profile page. Echo chambers get boring. I like to try and be funny and respectful. I don’t agree with most political opinions here, yet I respect them, and hope to learn from them.

Say what you actually believe then, in words that wouldn’t make a real conservative, say Edmund Burke, fall over laughing in derision. All I see so far is a reactionary twit who isn’t worth listening to.

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2017 • 1:00:23pm

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

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You remove outliers when leaving them in would refute your conclusion.

If you’re dishonest, that is.

I was always taught to remove outliers but with strict rules. It was always done as:

A. Part of the documented methodology going in, and:
B. Done as a pair, at both the high and low point of the data set.

I agree it’s a kludgey and outmoded way of reducing noise and removing human error. A holdover from when data gathering was done almost entirely by hand.

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 1:00:39pm

It’s wingspan is said to surpass that of the Hughes H-4 Hercules “Spruce Goose”.
Which, once it achieves it’s first flight, would give it the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history

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IngisKahn  May 31, 2017 • 1:00:42pm
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Bubblehead II  May 31, 2017 • 1:01:14pm

If your not watching this you are missing out.

Watch Hillary Clinton from our Code Conference

recode.net

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nines09  May 31, 2017 • 1:01:16pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 1:01:32pm

re: #222 EPR-radar

This looks awful, but it’s the first sensible response to Kremlingate I’ve seen out of this administration. Honest answers are impossible because they are guilty, and dishonest answers will cause trouble when they are exposed as lies.

It is the presidential* version of don’t talk to the cops, ever.

Oh, of course it’s a sensible response. This WH has released TONS of ‘sensible responses’. The problem is, the next morning they’re always undone by You Know Who.

At least twice, the WH has said ‘This is our last response on this’, only to have Trump send people out to the press, because the press didn’t just stop reporting on it. The same will be true here. Trump CAN’T NOT RESPOND. He doesn’t have the capacity to shut up and let somebody else talk for him, especially if doing so doesn’t make it all go away.

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2017 • 1:03:40pm

re: #227 FormerDirtDart

It’s wingspan is said to surpass that of the Hughes H-4 Hercules “Spruce Goose”.
Which, once it achieves it’s first flight, would give it the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history

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That is a hell of a lot of extra mass, manpower, and acreage required to do what Space X has already accomplished with remotely recoverable primary stages. Probably saves something by using Aviation Fuel instead of liquid rocket propellant but I can’t help but feel like this thing is obsolescent right out of the box.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 1:04:36pm

re: #227 FormerDirtDart

It’s wingspan is said to surpass that of the Hughes H-4 Hercules “Spruce Goose”.
Which, once it achieves it’s first flight, would give it the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history

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As long as the pilots in both cockpits don’t get in a fight over who’s flying the plane…
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Ace-o-aces  May 31, 2017 • 1:05:02pm

Deal with it.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 31, 2017 • 1:05:12pm

re: #224 ObserverArt

Buffet politics.

What a great phrase.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 1:05:29pm

re: #234 Ace-o-aces

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Deal with it.

Trying to start a flame-war?

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 1:06:28pm

re: #231 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, of course it’s a sensible response. This WH has released TONS of ‘sensible responses’. The problem is, the next morning they’re always undone by You Know Who.

At least twice, the WH has said ‘This is our last response on this’, only to have Trump send people out to the press, because the press didn’t just stop reporting on it. The same will be true here. Trump CAN’T NOT RESPOND. He doesn’t have the capacity to shut up and let somebody else talk for him, especially if doing so doesn’t make it all go away.

Very true. Trump’s self-sabotage is one of the few pieces of good news these last few months.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 1:07:02pm
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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 1:07:23pm

re: #234 Ace-o-aces

At least they aren’t Ted Nugent, so they’ve got that going for them.

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 1:08:03pm

re: #224 ObserverArt

Buffet politics.

Closely related to RWNJ cafeteria Christianity.

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Ace-o-aces  May 31, 2017 • 1:08:30pm

re: #236 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Trying to start a flame-war?

Admit it, they have a few decent radio pop tunes. Not saying they’re great, but the level of anti-Nickelback vitriol is way out of proportion.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 31, 2017 • 1:09:39pm

re: #227 FormerDirtDart

Looks like it’s gonna just snap in the middle. Fly by wire I suppose to keep it all stable and smooth. Torsional stress in turbulence would be a bitch. Wildest looking thing in quite a while. Almost reminds me of those lame photoshop airplane pics in the worst clickbaits at the bottom of some web sites.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 1:11:56pm

re: #223 austin_blue

Never can tell. I hope you are wrong and that as we approach the ‘18 election cycle their bosses, you know, voters, tell them in no uncertain terms to impeach the lying Cheato Bandido.

I’m staying out of direct comment on MsJ post as I don’t want to get “pissy” either.

All I will say is that attitude is what the Republicans count on. I am not giving them any more power than they already have.

This might be a good time to step away. Later! Going to watch and keep my damn fingers quiet mode.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 1:12:15pm

re: #241 Ace-o-aces

Admit it, they have a few decent radio pop tunes. Not saying they’re great, but the level of anti-Nickelback vitriol is way out of proportion.

A lot of the vitriol is a joke, but they really do suck. Radio pop tunes are not the measure of a good band.

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 1:12:36pm

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2017 • 1:13:06pm

re: #232 goddamnedfrank

That is a hell of a lot of extra mass, manpower, and acreage required to do what Space X has already accomplished with remotely recoverable primary stages. Probably saves something by using Aviation Fuel instead of liquid rocket propellant but I can’t help but feel like this thing is obsolescent right out of the box.

Burt Rutan is probably pissed off the thing has normalish looking cockpit windows instead of a shit ton of circular port holes.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 1:13:48pm

Really cute cross stitch pattern that I just found.

“I heard that oxygen and magnesium were going out and I was like OMg.”

Maybe I need to make that into a pillow.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 31, 2017 • 1:14:23pm

Obdicut and I had some long debates about the GMD, which had a good test yesterday. I’m hopeful it will work really reliably one day soon. Might be a boondoggle, but that has been said of so many expensive systems over the years.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 1:14:26pm

re: #244 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

A lot of the vitriol is a joke, but they really do suck. Radio pop tunes are not the measure of a good band.

If it’s based on how many people they draw to a concert, they’re a good band. If it’s based on how many of their songs will be sung 30 years from now, they’re not a good band.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 1:14:48pm

re: #246 goddamnedfrank

Burt Rutan is probably pissed off the thing has normalish looking cockpit windows instead of a shit ton of circular port holes.

Never trust a Rutan.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 1:15:44pm

re: #247 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Really cute cross stitch pattern that I just found.

“I heard that oxygen and magnesium were going out and I was like OMg.”

Maybe I need to make that into a pillow.

A joke from one of my son’s classmates: What do you call a programmer from Norway? Nerdic.

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scottslemmons  May 31, 2017 • 1:16:37pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 1:18:32pm

re: #252 scottslemmons

That’s no way to treat Professor Crater’s “wife.”

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Barefoot Grin  May 31, 2017 • 1:19:54pm

Nickelback is not the hill I want to die on.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 1:20:38pm

re: #253 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Never understood that whole mishegas. Why not just tell Kirk what’s up and ask him to deliver a whole shit-ton of salt. Then it doesn’t have to kill a bunch of people and it can keep on living.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 1:21:10pm

re: #254 Barefoot Grin

Nickelback is not the hill I want to die on.

Nickleback is not the used CD I want to spend a dime on.

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2017 • 1:21:26pm

re: #248 Unshaken Defiance

Obdicut and I had some long debates about the GMD, which had a good test yesterday. I’m hopeful it will work really reliably one day soon. Might be a boondoggle, but that has been said of so many expensive systems over the years.

It absolutely is a boondoggle. We’ve never even tried to simulate real world conditions, things any determined adversary would do like deploy chaff or decoy warheads, tumbling unstable warheads, inbound phase maneuverability. All we ever do is strap on a transponder to the thing, launch it, feed the launch telemetry directly to the targeting system and intercept under the most controlled, gamed out conditions imaginable.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 31, 2017 • 1:22:30pm

Puddles Pity Party made a big splash on America’s Got Talent!

yahoo.com

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Ace-o-aces  May 31, 2017 • 1:22:38pm

re: #254 Barefoot Grin

Nickelback is not the hill I want to die on.

All I’m saying is you can enjoy a Nickelback song and not be a bad person.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 1:23:04pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 31, 2017 • 1:24:55pm

re: #259 Ace-o-aces

All I’m saying is you can enjoy a Nickelback song and not be a bad person.

No doubt (which, incidentally, is a band you can like and not be a bad person).

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 1:28:02pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

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JFC, the yam is such an asshole.
(yes, I CAN be more obvious.)

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Ace-o-aces  May 31, 2017 • 1:28:33pm

This kind of outrage has a limited shelf life.

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caseyjr  May 31, 2017 • 1:28:40pm

re: #257 goddamnedfrank

It absolutely is a boondoggle. We’ve never even tried to simulate real world conditions, things any determined adversary would do like deploy chaff or decoy warheads, tumbling unstable warheads, inbound phase maneuverability. All we ever do is strap on a transponder to thing, launch it, feed the launch telemetry directly to the targeting system and intercept under the most controlled, gamed out conditions imaginable.

I’ll put you down as “still on the fence” then?

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 1:30:32pm

re: #264 caseyjr

I’ll put you down as “still on the fence” then?

Try ‘still on the goddamnedfence’.

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danarchy  May 31, 2017 • 1:30:48pm

re: #232 goddamnedfrank

That is a hell of a lot of extra mass, manpower, and acreage required to do what Space X has already accomplished with remotely recoverable primary stages. Probably saves something by using Aviation Fuel instead of liquid rocket propellant but I can’t help but feel like this thing is obsolescent right out of the box.

Space X’s rockets are only reusable 10-20 times. I haven’t looked into the stratolaunch at all, but am assuming it essentially replaces the first rocket stage. If that is the case, over time I could see where it could be more cost effective than even space X.

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Dizzy  May 31, 2017 • 1:32:54pm

Mary Meeker’s internet trends 2017 report has been published.

It’s huge but in the summary for the story there is this interesting tidbit:

In the U.S. in 2016, 60 percent of the most highly valued tech companies were founded by first- or second-generation Americans and are responsible for 1.5 million employees. Those companies include tech titans Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook.

Right there is the value of immigration.

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Interesting Times  May 31, 2017 • 1:33:10pm

re: #260 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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I really wanted to like/retweet that, but it would have meant messing this up:

It’s got to mean something, right?
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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2017 • 1:33:18pm

re: #264 caseyjr

I’ll put you down as “still on the fence” then?

I’m a lot more hopeful for directed energy solutions. Even railguns make a lot more sense given the scope of the problem space. Interceptor missile tech will only ever be insanely expensive hot garbage.

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 1:33:44pm

re: #263 Ace-o-aces

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This kind of outrage has a limited shelf life.

RWNJ outrage has a shelf life analogous to the half life of uranium isotopes. Sure its an unstable element, but a half life of 4.47 billion years (U-238) is just about forever.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 1:34:29pm

re: #270 EPR-radar

RWNJ outrage has a shelf life analogous to the half life of uranium isotopes. Sure its an unstable element, but a half life of 4.47 billion years (U-238) is just about forever.

“An elephant never forgets.”

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Timothy Watson  May 31, 2017 • 1:37:05pm

Happy, tell me I can’t screw with an organizer who cold-texted me asking if I was supporting Tom Perriello for Governor. He’s “endorsed by Bernie Sanders”.

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 1:37:22pm

re: #271 Blind Frog Belly White

“An elephant never forgets.”

Constant repetition is the key to memorizing any piece of fiction.

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petesh  May 31, 2017 • 1:40:44pm

re: #220 MsJ

Slight misunderstanding: when I said a lotta people are probably getting nervous, I meant outside the entire political arena. That’s a big indictment list and the ripples could go a long way, admittedly including but certainly not limited to Donnie Two-Scoop (I forgot his proper nickname for a minute).

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2017 • 1:41:14pm

re: #266 danarchy

Space X’s rockets are only reusable 10-20 times. I haven’t looked into the stratolaunch at all, but am assuming it essentially replaces the first rocket stage. If that is the case, over time I could see where it could be more cost effective than even space X.

I have my doubts. For one thing the second stage body is going to have to be a lot stronger and hence more massive to deal with the lateral loads produced by being suspended horizontally in flight. Then there’s all the other shit that goes with an airplane that large, maintenance on six turbojets, hydraulics for all those control surfaces, a presumably (maybe not) human flight crew.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2017 • 1:42:47pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

The Germans are fed up with Trump’s shit.

Whereas one-third of Americans revel in it, and another third are indifferent…

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 1:43:05pm

We didn’t deserve Hillary. This is what I’m forced to conclude, after seeing yet another time when she speaks honestly about the problems with the campaign, and people are mad at her for doing something other than going away and self-flagellating to death.

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makeitstop  May 31, 2017 • 1:43:42pm

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petesh  May 31, 2017 • 1:44:35pm

re: #277 Blind Frog Belly White

We didn’t deserve Hillary. This is what I’m forced to conclude, after seeing yet another time when she speaks honestly about the problems with the campaign, and people are mad at her for doing something other than going away and self-flagellating to death.

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Yes, I just sabotaged my workday by listening to almost all of that Q&A, she was that good.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 1:45:38pm

re: #278 makeitstop

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 1:46:50pm

This fuckin’ guy.

You know why we have trade deficits, Donnie Small Hands? Because our economy is doing better than everyone else’s, so our goods are more expensive for them, while theirs are cheaper for us. Also, we have more money, so we can buy more stuff, whereas they have less money, so they can’t buy as much stuff.

This is pretty simple shit. You’d think Wharton might have taught it.

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makeitstop  May 31, 2017 • 1:46:55pm

re: #280 Jebediah, RBG

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2017 • 1:47:23pm

re: #224 ObserverArt

Buffet politics.

Warren?

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 1:47:47pm
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Weaselone  May 31, 2017 • 1:47:48pm

re: #281 Blind Frog Belly White

This fuckin’ guy.

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You know why we have trade deficits, Donnie Small Hands? Because our economy is doing better than everyone else’s, so our goods are more expensive for them, while theirs are cheaper for us. Also, we have more money, so we can buy more stuff, whereas they have less money, so they can’t buy as much stuff.

This is pretty simple shit. You’d think Wharton might have taught it.

Don’t worry, when he’s done many Americans won’t have a lot to piss in, let alone but foreign goods.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 1:48:36pm

re: #233 Blind Frog Belly White

As long as the pilots in both cockpits don’t get in a fight over who’s flying the plane…
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P-82 Twin Mustang

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 1:49:33pm

Latest WannaCry Theory: Currency Manipulation

Thycotic’s cyber security and digital forensics expert, Joseph Carson, has an alternative theory: the motive behind Wannacry was effectively insider trading following currency manipulation. Bitcoin was the real target….

If you want to manipulate Bitcoin value, he told SecurityWeek, you cause a sudden increase in the number of users. This is most easily measured by the number of Bitcoin wallets in existence. A global ransomware outbreak, demanding payment by Bitcoin, would certainly have such an effect: both direct victims and judicious organizations are likely to obtain wallets.

“WannaCry,” he suggested, “was a sleight of hand, a deception. The ransomware was merely a mechanism to get a large number of people to open a Bitcoin wallet — and that by itself would drive up the value of Bitcoin.” It could almost be described as a version of insider trading based on a sophisticated form of ‘pump and dump’: the criminals could invest in Bitcoin, pump its value through encouraging the growth of wallets, and then dump the Bitcoin to take their profits.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 1:49:41pm

re: #278 makeitstop

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 1:50:57pm

re: #286 Decatur Deb

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P-82 Twin Mustang

That’s only because YOU never brush my teeth!
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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 1:51:13pm

re: #281 Blind Frog Belly White

This is pretty simple shit. You’d think Wharton might have taught it.

littlegreenfootballs.com

He should release his transcripts.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 1:51:43pm

re: #283 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Warren?

Jimmy.

Margaritas all around!

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lawhawk  May 31, 2017 • 1:51:48pm

re: #281 Blind Frog Belly White

You’d think that, but you’d be wrong. Trump simply parrots talking points because he doesn’t understand concepts like trade imbalances. His supporters don’t know how this works either, so if Trump says it, they believe him.

It’s something that has to be solved - bigly.

Of course, Trump’s solution has nothing to do with trade balances, but will add costs to US consumers (because that’s who ultimately pays for this stuff).

Strong/weak dollar. Types of goods/services purchased/sold. All of that plays into how trade imbalances occur. We want lots of cheap clothes and goods, so we buy them from Vietnam. Vietnam doesn’t need as much sophisticated services or goods (think aircraft, legal/accounting services, etc., and has other places it buys fuel from) so we buy more stuff from Vietnam than they buy from US.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 1:52:21pm

But according to McMaster and Cohn, the US doesn’t want to lead anymore. We just want to WIN.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 1:55:46pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 1:55:51pm

re: #292 lawhawk

You’d think that, but you’d be wrong. Trump simply parrots talking points because he doesn’t understand concepts like trade imbalances. His supporters don’t know how this works either, so if Trump says it, they believe him.

It’s something that has to be solved - bigly.

Of course, Trump’s solution has nothing to do with trade balances, but will add costs to US consumers (because that’s who ultimately pays for this stuff).

Strong/weak dollar. Types of goods/services purchased/sold. All of that plays into how trade imbalances occur. We want lots of cheap clothes and goods, so we buy them from Vietnam. Vietnam doesn’t need as much sophisticated services or goods (think aircraft, legal/accounting services, etc., and has other places it buys fuel from) so we buy more stuff from Vietnam than they buy from US.

So, what we need to do is to add a tariff to all Vietnamese goods sold in America, so we won’t buy as many!

Of course, then Vietnam’s economy will grow more slowly, so they’ll be even less able to buy American goods, and the trade deficit will grow.

So we’ll have to increase the tariff….

Lather, rinse, repeat. But not to worry - pretty soon OUR economy will crash, too.

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 1:56:02pm

even the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp join in…

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Barefoot Grin  May 31, 2017 • 1:56:26pm

re: #278 makeitstop

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 1:56:39pm

re: #291 KGxvi

Jimmy.

Margaritas all around!

On our honeymoon, mr. klys and I went to Key West. (This is the honeymoon that happened, not the one we still insist is going to happen.)

Our first night there, we were exhausted because we took a redeye in. But. Food was required. We ended up at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.

Those were some good fucking margaritas. And the nachos? Swoon. (The secret was they used that orange cheese sauce like the movie style ones and I don’t care that shit is good I will fight you on this.)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 1:57:16pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 1:58:08pm

re: #293 Blind Frog Belly White

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 1:59:08pm
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Nyet  May 31, 2017 • 2:01:41pm

Trump still president? Bummer.

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plansbandc  May 31, 2017 • 2:01:42pm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2017 • 2:02:12pm

re: #292 lawhawk

You’d think that, but you’d be wrong. Trump simply parrots talking points because he doesn’t understand concepts like trade imbalances. His supporters don’t know how this works either, so if Trump says it, they believe him.

He is selling his supporters the notion that Europe can afford its moocher social programs because they do not pay enough for defense, therefore they need to pony up so we are not indirectly paying for those europarasites.

And they have all rejected climate change outright ever since Al Gore and Obama came out in support of it because, well, they have to oppose anything they stand for.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:03:21pm

re: #303 plansbandc

Five-from-left has a distinct resemblance to Goering.

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 2:04:52pm

re: #292 lawhawk

You’d think that, but you’d be wrong. Trump simply parrots talking points because he doesn’t understand concepts like trade imbalances. His supporters don’t know how this works either, so if Trump says it, they believe him.

It’s something that has to be solved - bigly.

Of course, Trump’s solution has nothing to do with trade balances, but will add costs to US consumers (because that’s who ultimately pays for this stuff).

Strong/weak dollar. Types of goods/services purchased/sold. All of that plays into how trade imbalances occur. We want lots of cheap clothes and goods, so we buy them from Vietnam. Vietnam doesn’t need as much sophisticated services or goods (think aircraft, legal/accounting services, etc., and has other places it buys fuel from) so we buy more stuff from Vietnam than they buy from US.

As usual, he has no idea what he’s talking about—remember…

President Trump, according to Huffington Post, called his national security adviser Mike Flynn at 3 a.m. to ask a seemingly straightforward question: Is a strong dollar or weak dollar better for the U.S. economy?

And speaking of geniuses, smarmy Tom Coburn is now a climate scientist. His very insightful commentary goes something like this:

“You know, I went into the Congress in 1995 and they told me the same thing, the oceans are rising,” he continued. “Here we are some 22 years later, right? And what’s the difference? One millimeter? Two millimeters?”

“Is that it?” Varney wondered.

“I don’t know,” Coburn admitted

The National Ocean Service at NOAA reports that the global sea level average in 2014 “was 2.6 inches [66 millimeters] above the 1993 average.” The global sea level average “continues to rise at a rate of about one-eighth of an inch per year,” the report notes.

rawstory.com

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 2:06:51pm

re: #295 Blind Frog Belly White

So, what we need to do is to add a tariff to all Vietnamese goods sold in America, so we won’t buy as many!

Can’t do that—daughter dearest is now having her crap manufactured in Vietnam.
/

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:07:54pm

re: #307 BeachDem

Can’t do that—daughter dearest is now having her crap manufactured in Vietnam.
/

If she visits the sweatshop, she’ll be the first Trump in-country.

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danarchy  May 31, 2017 • 2:08:42pm

re: #299 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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While that is funny as hell I can’t imagine their social media person isn’t going to catch hell over that.

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 2:09:28pm

re: #309 danarchy

While that is funny as hell I can’t imagine their social media person isn’t going to catch hell over that.

Why? They’re poking their competitors.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 2:10:14pm

re: #309 danarchy

While that is funny as hell I can’t imagine their social media person isn’t going to catch hell over that.

It’s not their first poke at Trump, nor will it be their last, I suspect.

#WithFewExceptions

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Stanley Sea  May 31, 2017 • 2:10:33pm

GAG

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 2:10:58pm

re: #298 klys (maker of Silmarils)

On our honeymoon, mr. klys and I went to Key West. (This is the honeymoon that happened, not the one we still insist is going to happen.)

Our first night there, we were exhausted because we took a redeye in. But. Food was required. We ended up at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.

Those were some good fucking margaritas. And the nachos? Swoon. (The secret was they used that orange cheese sauce like the movie style ones and I don’t care that shit is good I will fight you on this.)

I’ve been to the Margaritaville in Vegas and (the old one) in New Orleans, they really have to have good margaritas, given the motif. Keep meaning to go to Key West, but I worry that I’m so much of a parrothead that I might not come back. Just commander a boat and become a modern day pirate of the Caribbean.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 2:12:27pm

re: #313 KGxvi

I’ve been to the Margaritaville in Vegas and (the old one) in New Orleans, they really have to have good margaritas, given the motif. Keep meaning to go to Key West, but I worry that I’m so much of a parrothead that I might not come back. Just commander a boat and become a modern day pirate of the Caribbean.

We found the Key West one to be a lot better than the Vegas one.

But to be fair, we find Key West in general a hell of a lot better than Vegas. Probably the only part of FL I would actually consider living in.

I can recommend some AMAZINGLY good Israeli food if you end up down there.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 31, 2017 • 2:12:52pm

Any parachutists in the neighborhood? I bought a little training ‘chute from Amazon to help out with a little trouble I’m having on my bike. There is a hill that’s just too big, and rather than ride the brakes all the way down, or hit 50 mph with a curve at the bottom, I figgered I’d try a little drag chute to limit the top speed I reach. Short story long, I can’t get the little bastard to inflate.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 2:13:36pm

re: #312 Stanley Sea

Is it the actual “attorney file” (in which case someone is getting a call from a state bar about an ethic violation)? Or is it just copies of publicly available documents?

Oh, it’s Chuckles? Probably publicly available documents.

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makeitstop  May 31, 2017 • 2:13:44pm

re: #297 Barefoot Grin

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bratwurst  May 31, 2017 • 2:13:53pm

Ok, she apologized, she lost her one night per year job AND has been universally condemned.

Care to wager Trump and others will continue to moan about this anyway?

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2017 • 2:14:27pm

re: #275 goddamnedfrank

I have my doubts. For one thing the second stage body is going to have to be a lot stronger and hence more massive to deal with the lateral loads produced by being suspended horizontally in flight. Then there’s all the other shit that goes with an airplane that large, maintenance on six turbojets, hydraulics for all those control surfaces, a presumably (maybe not) human flight crew.

Another obvious drawback of the Stratolaunch vehicle compared to Space X’s technology is that you can’t strap three of them together like you can with the Falcon 9 first stages to create a Falcon Heavy.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:14:42pm

re: #310 Belafon

Why? They’re poking their competitors.

If that’s a real tweet, we’re switching to RC for all our HFCS needs.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:15:29pm

re: #318 bratwurst

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Ok, she apologized, she lost her one night per year job AND has been universally condemned.

Care to wager Trump and others will continue to moan about this anyway?

They will as long as it works, and that might be a long time.

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scottslemmons  May 31, 2017 • 2:15:58pm

re: #318 bratwurst

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Ok, she apologized, she lost her one night per year job AND has been universally condemned.

Care to wager Trump and others will continue to moan about this anyway?

They’ll keep whining about her long after everyone else has forgotten what she did. Republican grudges never end, even when no one else can understand what the hell they’re talking about. These goofs still whine about Pajama Boy, for graud’s sake.

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makeitstop  May 31, 2017 • 2:16:32pm

re: #298 klys (maker of Silmarils)

On our honeymoon, mr. klys and I went to Key West. (This is the honeymoon that happened, not the one we still insist is going to happen.)

Our first night there, we were exhausted because we took a redeye in. But. Food was required. We ended up at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.

Those were some good fucking margaritas. And the nachos? Swoon. (The secret was they used that orange cheese sauce like the movie style ones and I don’t care that shit is good I will fight you on this.)

My wife and I went to the Margaritaville in New Orleans, and I ordered the one that Jimmy supposedly wrote the song about. The waitress said she hated bringing them to the table ‘because of the fumes.’ I thought she was exaggerating, but when she brought my drink I could sell it from two tables away.

And it kicked my butt. My poor wife had to wrangle me into a cab to get me back to the hotel.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:16:50pm

re: #315 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Any parachutists in the neighborhood? I bought a little training ‘chute from Amazon to help out with a little trouble I’m having on my bike. There is a hill that’s just too big, and rather than ride the brakes all the way down, or hit 50 mph with a curve at the bottom, I figgered I’d try a little drag chute to limit the top speed I reach. Short story long, I can’t get the little bastard to inflate.

Alternate your use of the front brake and the rear brake. Each rim will cool as you brake on the other. Or get a new bike with disc brakes. Don’t overheat those, either.

A bike mechanic can save you. A parachutist wants you to jump out of a perfectly good flying machine.

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Single-handed sailor  May 31, 2017 • 2:17:39pm

re: #319 goddamnedfrank

Another obvious drawback of the Stratolaunch vehicle compared to Space X’s technology is that you can’t strap three of them together like you can with the Falcon 9 first stages to create a Falcon Heavy.

Speaking of Falcon 9, A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 13th Dragon spacecraft on the 11th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station in about 40 minutes at 17:55 EDT.

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Barefoot Grin  May 31, 2017 • 2:17:58pm

re: #317 makeitstop

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sagehen  May 31, 2017 • 2:18:27pm

re: #312 Stanley Sea

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GAG

Y’know what? I’ve been watching “Genius” (on Nat’l Geographic channel), Einstein’s life story, and… he too was a crappy husband. Really really awful.

Which in no way diminishes any of his scientific work.

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Single-handed sailor  May 31, 2017 • 2:19:20pm

re: #325 Single-handed sailor

oops, that’s tomorrow. I thought today was June 1st.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:19:59pm

re: #315 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Any parachutists in the neighborhood? I bought a little training ‘chute from Amazon to help out with a little trouble I’m having on my bike. There is a hill that’s just too big, and rather than ride the brakes all the way down, or hit 50 mph with a curve at the bottom, I figgered I’d try a little drag chute to limit the top speed I reach. Short story long, I can’t get the little bastard to inflate.

If that doesn’t work, you can have my 1980’s ParaCommander—24 foot LoPo. DZ owner won’t let it on the field.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2017 • 2:20:19pm

re: #322 scottslemmons

They’ll keep whining about her long after everyone else has forgotten what she did. Republican grudges never end, even when no one else can understand what the hell they’re talking about. These goofs still whine about Pajama Boy, for graud’s sake.

It proves how hateful and intolerant liberals are and preemptively exonerates any right winger for physically assaulting someone out of self-defense.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:20:28pm

re: #327 sagehen

Y’know what? I’ve been watching “Genius” (on Nat’l Geographic channel), Einstein’s life story, and… he too was a crappy husband. Really really awful.

Which in no way diminishes any of his scientific work.

Frank Lloyd Wright was a huge jerk.

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MsJ  May 31, 2017 • 2:20:59pm

re: #238 wrenchwench

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Myron Falwell  May 31, 2017 • 2:22:32pm

re: #312 Stanley Sea

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Rage Furby going after Elon Musk. I don’t like the floor shitters’ odds.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 31, 2017 • 2:25:53pm

re: #324 wrenchwench
I’m hip, but I still think it’s too soon to abandon a preposterous solution to a simple problem. My co-workers are dying to see it. They think I’m going to get yanked off the bike! (It’s only a 56 inch training chute for sprinters)

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 2:25:59pm

re: #333 Myron Falwell

Rage Furby going after Elon Musk. I don’t like the floor shitters’ odds.

What do you mean? I like the floor-shitter’s nonexistent odds just fine.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:26:03pm

re: #331 wrenchwench

Frank Lloyd Wright was a huge jerk.

Fate screwed him for you. The recent addition to the Guggenheim gives it that Toilet Bowl Modern look.

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danarchy  May 31, 2017 • 2:26:49pm

re: #320 Decatur Deb

If that’s a real tweet, we’re switching to RC for all our HFCS needs.

Unfortunately RC cola is pretty awful, although it looks like Nick Searcy is all up in their timeline whining about it, maybe I will buy some for my next BBQ and foist it off on the kids.

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MsJ  May 31, 2017 • 2:27:10pm

re: #274 petesh

Slight misunderstanding: when I said a lotta people are probably getting nervous, I meant outside the entire political arena. That’s a big indictment list and the ripples could go a long way, admittedly including but certainly not limited to Donnie Two-Scoop (I forgot his proper nickname for a minute).

I’m hoping the American people actually hold Trump and the other assholes responsible. I just am not holding my breath. And Republicans don’t care. Party over country every damned time.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 31, 2017 • 2:27:18pm

re: #332 MsJ

…but three lefts do make a right

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caseyjr  May 31, 2017 • 2:27:30pm

re: #336 Decatur Deb

Fate screwed him for you. The recent addition to the Guggenheim gives it that Toilet Bowl Modern look.

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the bold look of Kohler.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:28:09pm

re: #334 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I’m hip, but I still think it’s too soon to abandon a preposterous solution to a simple problem. My co-workers are dying to see it. They think I’m going to get yanked off the bike! (It’s only a 56 inch training chute for sprinters)

I think a commercial version exists. Looked into it when my kid was riding in the pre-Alps. Used a ‘chute about 4ft in diameter.

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 2:28:12pm

re: #338 MsJ

I’m hoping the American people actually hold Trump and the other assholes responsible. I just am not holding my breath. And Republicans don’t care. Party over country every damned time.

Fifth columnists are supposed to be a minority. When they are damn near half the electorate, none of the old models apply any more.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 31, 2017 • 2:28:14pm

re: #315 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Any parachutists in the neighborhood? I bought a little training ‘chute from Amazon to help out with a little trouble I’m having on my bike. There is a hill that’s just too big, and rather than ride the brakes all the way down, or hit 50 mph with a curve at the bottom, I figgered I’d try a little drag chute to limit the top speed I reach. Short story long, I can’t get the little bastard to inflate.

oops had not read this one yet… littlegreenfootballs.com

Been a while since I took a leap but most parachutes open up at a higher speed. 100+

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:28:19pm

re: #334 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I’m hip, but I still think it’s too soon to abandon a preposterous solution to a simple problem. My co-workers are dying to see it. They think I’m going to get yanked off the bike! (It’s only a 56 inch training chute for sprinters)

One or two words, or a hyphenated word or whatever, on why it’s a bad idea: crosswinds.

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Myron Falwell  May 31, 2017 • 2:28:22pm

Can’t wait to see Cohen and Flynn both stonewall their subpeonas ‘til they cans stonewalls no more.

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caseyjr  May 31, 2017 • 2:28:40pm

re: #337 danarchy

Unfortunately RC cola is pretty awful, although it looks like Nick Searcy is all up in their timeline whining about it, maybe I will buy some for my next BBQ and foist it off on the kids.

Old diet RC tasted just like Tab. Both had saccharine. Yay.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 2:29:09pm

re: #334 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I’m hip, but I still think it’s too soon to abandon a preposterous solution to a simple problem. My co-workers are dying to see it. They think I’m going to get yanked off the bike! (It’s only a 56 inch training chute for sprinters)

Attach it to the bike, then the bike will be yanked out from under you.

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Myron Falwell  May 31, 2017 • 2:29:21pm

re: #335 EPR-radar

What do you mean? I like the floor-shitter’s nonexistent odds just fine.

Musk might need a test subject for that rocket he wants to build… /

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 2:29:25pm
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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:30:42pm

re: #347 Blind Frog Belly White

Attach it to the bike, then the bike will be yanked out from under you.

The version I saw was packed on the rider’s belt. If you need to bail, screw the bike.

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Skip Intro  May 31, 2017 • 2:31:22pm

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 31, 2017 • 2:32:19pm

re: #337 danarchy

RC was good in the 70s, but somewhere along the line some venture capitalist must have bought the name and slapped labels on brown bubbly water

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:34:21pm

re: #350 Decatur Deb

The version I saw was packed on the rider’s belt. If you need to bail, screw the bike.

I was just telling somebody in the shop this morning about ‘ghost riding’. Go as fast as you can, jump off, and let the bike keep going. Screw the bike, pay the bike mechanic/salesperson.

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Stanley Sea  May 31, 2017 • 2:34:40pm

re: #345 Myron Falwell

Can’t wait to see Cohen and Flynn both stonewall their subpeonas ‘til they cans stonewalls no more.

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Cohen’s massive wealth is deeply tied to Ukraine.

Here’s a good primer.

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Semper Fi  May 31, 2017 • 2:35:48pm

re: #334 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I’m hip, but I still think it’s too soon to abandon a preposterous solution to a simple problem. My co-workers are dying to see it. They think I’m going to get yanked off the bike! (It’s only a 56 inch training chute for sprinters)

I think your body, under speed, is leaving an air-hole immediately behind which cannot fill the chute.

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:36:51pm

re: #334 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I’m hip, but I still think it’s too soon to abandon a preposterous solution to a simple problem. My co-workers are dying to see it. They think I’m going to get yanked off the bike! (It’s only a 56 inch training chute for sprinters)

It isn’t deploying because it is caught in a “burble” low pressure area on your back. That’s the cause of a jumper’s ‘pilot chute hesitation’. Jump rig pilot chutes pull out the main (old tech), and they have a spring to assist them.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:37:02pm

re: #355 Semper Fi

I think your body, under speed, is leaving an air-hole immediately behind which cannot fill the chute.

But with enough farts….

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 2:38:21pm

re: #353 wrenchwench

I was just telling somebody in the shop this morning about ‘ghost riding’. Go as fast as you can, jump off, and let the bike keep going. Screw the bike, pay the bike mechanic/salesperson.

Bet you charge less than an orthopoedist.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 2:38:50pm

re: #353 wrenchwench

I was just telling somebody in the shop this morning about ‘ghost riding’. Go as fast as you can, jump off, and let the bike keep going. Screw the bike, pay the bike mechanic/salesperson.

Uh….I’ve hit 45mph more than once*. Pretty sure that’s not a ‘Tuck and Roll!’ speed…

*big fat guy + full tuck + exceptionally good hubs + >8% grade + tailwind

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 2:38:56pm

re: #353 wrenchwench

I used to love doing that as a kid.

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Stanley Sea  May 31, 2017 • 2:38:58pm

He can’t help himself

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 2:39:26pm

Yes, that is who Snowden was employed by….

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:40:12pm

re: #359 Blind Frog Belly White

Uh….I’ve hit 45mph more than once*. Pretty sure that’s not a ‘Tuck and Roll!’ speed…

*big fat guy + full tuck + exceptionally good hubs + >8% grade + tailwind

Do it on your BMX bike.

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Semper Fi  May 31, 2017 • 2:40:24pm

re: #357 wrenchwench

But with enough farts….

LOL

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Timothy Watson  May 31, 2017 • 2:42:58pm

re: #362 FormerDirtDart

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Yes, that is who Snowden was employed by….

And who fucked up a bunch of background checks.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 2:43:00pm

re: #344 wrenchwench

One or two words, or a hyphenated word or whatever, on why it’s a bad idea: crosswinds.

When a crosswind hooks that chute to a sign or car, the results will be disastrous.

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 2:43:37pm

K-Mart All Pro with a banana seat.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 2:43:42pm

re: #363 wrenchwench

Do it on your BMX bike.

It’s not the bike I’m worried about. It’s the rider. As someone once said, “Going 45 mph wearing less than your Mother wore to sleep.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 2:44:20pm

re: #366 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

When a crosswind hooks that chute to a sign or car, the results will be disastrous.

The parachute is probably from Acme.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 2:44:36pm

re: #309 danarchy

While that is funny as hell I can’t imagine their social media person isn’t going to catch hell over that.

No blue check mark… if that matters.

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 2:44:39pm

Yay…time to walk the beasties…

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:45:21pm

re: #368 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s not the bike I’m worried about. It’s the rider. As someone once said, “Going 45 mph wearing less than your Mother wore to sleep.”

I went 50 MPH once. Never again.

(I was drafting the big guy with the good hubs.)

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 2:45:30pm

re: #359 Blind Frog Belly White

In case you were wondering, 10% grade and good hubs will get you 55.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 2:46:07pm

re: #369 Blind Frog Belly White

The parachute is probably from Acme.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:46:14pm

re: #367 Amory Blaine

K-Mart All Pro with a banana seat.

Worth more now than it was then. (Does anybody do lowrider bikes in WI?)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 2:47:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 2:49:03pm
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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 2:52:04pm

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

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She’s right. Won’t stop her haters from bitching at her though.

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Myron Falwell  May 31, 2017 • 2:52:11pm

re: #354 Stanley Sea

Cohen’s massive wealth is deeply tied to Ukraine.

Here’s a good primer.

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Also of note:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 2:52:38pm

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What is WITH that, anyway?

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MsJ  May 31, 2017 • 2:52:50pm

re: #339 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

…but three lefts do make a right

Indeed!

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 2:53:07pm

re: #372 wrenchwench

I went 50 MPH once. Never again.

(I was drafting the big guy with the good hubs.)

First time I ever exceeded 40 mph, the bike started to shimmy. Scared the hell out of me! Then I got a professional fit that raised the saddle 1 cm, moved it forward 1 cm, and dropped the bars 1 cm. After that, no shimmy all the way up to 45.

Also no knee pain even after 5 hours and lots of climbing, which was really the point. Money well spent.

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 2:53:09pm

There is a very active bicycle community in Milwaukee and I’ve seen some cool low rider and other customized bicycles around town. There is a cool co-op shop downtown that I pass, Vulture Space. They have some cool and unique bikes on display/in the shop.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 2:54:10pm

re: #381 thedopefishlives

What is WITH that, anyway?

And here we can clearly see who has a normal sleep schedule.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 2:54:44pm

re: #381 thedopefishlives

What is WITH that, anyway?

Spicey says it’s a secret that only those close to the yam can understand.
An inside joke, if you will, for self-important stupid people…

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 2:55:00pm

Someone should tell our Wellness Committee that even healthy snacks aren’t healthy when you give someone a big bag of them.

Yes, yes, I know - I don’t have to eat them all at once. Shut up!

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:55:05pm

re: #384 Amory Blaine

There is a very active bicycle community in Milwaukee and I’ve seen some cool low rider and other customized bicycles around town. There is a cool co-op shop downtown that I pass, Vulture Space. They have some cool and unique bikes on display/in the shop.

They’re a registered non-profit. I’m free-range.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 2:55:24pm

re: #383 Blind Frog Belly White

First time I ever exceeded 40 mph, the bike started to shimmy. Scared the hell out of me! Then I got a professional fit that raised the saddle 1 cm, moved it forward 1 cm, and dropped the bars 1 cm. After that, no shimmy all the way up to 45.

Also no knee pain even after 5 hours and lots of climbing, which was really the point. Money well spent.

It really is… one of the things that came out of mine was finding out one leg is a tiny bit shorter. A little shim under the cleat on that side and voila!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 2:55:37pm

Personal OT.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 2:56:26pm

re: #381 thedopefishlives

What is WITH that, anyway?

You’re swimming in it. Or the rest of us are.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 2:56:31pm

re: #366 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

When a crosswind hooks that chute to a sign or car, the results will be disastrous.

I was thinking you don’t even need a cross wind. If the chute isn’t opening, it could drag on the ground and catch who knows what. It doesn’t take much…a little glitch and Steve’s butts on the ground.

I have a running feud with extension chords and my ShopVac as I work on my old house project. It is absolutely amazing what an extension chord can get caught on as you move the vacuum on it’s funky plastic wheels. How many chords on a parachute?

Stay safe Steve!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 2:57:09pm

re: #386 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spicey says it’s a secret that only those close to the yam can understand.
An inside joke, if you will, for self-important stupid people…

And so the rest of us plebs turned it into a meme. I approve.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 2:57:25pm

re: #383 Blind Frog Belly White

First time I ever exceeded 40 mph, the bike started to shimmy. Scared the hell out of me! Then I got a professional fit that raised the saddle 1 cm, moved it forward 1 cm, and dropped the bars 1 cm. After that, no shimmy all the way up to 45.

Also no knee pain even after 5 hours and lots of climbing, which was really the point. Money well spent.

I was in the same situation on an old Honda motorcycle at 100mph.
Things that make you go “ohfuckohfuckohfuck!”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 2:57:47pm

re: #390 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Personal OT.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 2:58:45pm

re: #393 thedopefishlives

And so the rest of us plebs turned it into a meme. I approve.

Well. Actually. Twitter turned it into a meme in about an hour last night. Read the overnight thread. It’s documented in real time.

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Kragar  May 31, 2017 • 2:58:46pm
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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 2:59:19pm

re: #380 Myron Falwell

Also of note:

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[pedant] Champing at the bit. Not chomping. [/pendant]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 2:59:26pm

re: #393 thedopefishlives

And so the rest of us plebs turned it into a meme. I approve.

It was just stunning that Spicer had to lie instead of just admitting it was a late night typo.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 2:59:32pm

re: #389 Jebediah, RBG

It really is… one of the things that came out of mine was finding out one leg is a tiny bit shorter. A little shim under the cleat on that side and voila!

Same here. My fix is that my right cleat is a tiny bit farther forward, which moves the toe back. Also have to pigeon toe the right cleat to keep my knee from swinging out of line.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 2:59:33pm

re: #397 Kragar

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 3:00:15pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

It was just stunning that Spicer had to lie instead of just admitting it was a late night typo.

It’s a game. Seriously. They think it’s funny to lie about stuff.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 3:00:17pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

It was just stunning that Spicer had to lie instead of just admitting it was a late night typo.

Well, that is how he earned the nickname “Bullshit Spice”…

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:00:46pm

re: #397 Kragar

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Yeah I’m shaking in my boots dreading meeting Wayne Allyn Root in a cage said no liberal ever.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:01:04pm

re: #401 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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That would be preferable.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:02:03pm

re: #394 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I was in the same situation on an old Honda motorcycle at 100mph.
Things that make you go “ohfuckohfuckohfuck!”

Hey! That’s exactly what I said!

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 3:02:43pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

It was just stunning that Spicer had to lie instead of just admitting it was a late night typo.

I, for reasons that only the gods know, decided to check in on the Corner today, just to see what they are saying. Jonah Goldberg even thought the defense of convfefe to be bad. His thought was: either they’re unable to admit even the smallest error in favor of Trumpian infallibility; or, its true and Trump is using twitter to send people coded messages. Which is just flat out fucking crazy.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 3:02:55pm

re: #396 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Well. Actually. Twitter turned it into a meme in about an hour last night. Read the overnight thread. It’s documented in real time.

Oh, my God, I’ve just started in and I’m dying. What the hell is wrong with me.

Well, aside from extreme sleep deprivation brought about from the enormous stress at work. And a twisted sense of humor. And numerous physical, mental, and emotional defects.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:03:17pm

re: #401 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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One Man Enters, No Men Leave.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:03:28pm

re: #407 KGxvi

I, for reasons that only the gods know, decided to check in on the Corner today, just to see what they are saying. Jonah Goldberg even thought the defense of convfefe to be bad. His thought was: either they’re unable to admit even the smallest error in favor of Trumpian infallibility; or, its true and Trump is using twitter to send people coded messages. Which is just flat out fucking crazy.

If oyu’ve lost the duhgy pantload and his faux intellectual propaganda rag.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:04:11pm

You know an administration an executive without a Russia sized ego would laugh it off. Obama and Bush could laugh off their gaffes. Reagan and Bush I too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:04:43pm

re: #408 thedopefishlives

Oh, my God, I’ve just started in and I’m dying. What the hell is wrong with me.

Well, aside from extreme sleep deprivation brought about from the enormous stress at work. And a twisted sense of humor. And numerous physical, mental, and emotional defects.

Spicer this afternoon:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 31, 2017 • 3:05:12pm

re: #407 KGxvi

they’re unable to admit even the smallest error in favor of Trumpian infallibility;

It was not a minor error…had it been a mere typo or a slip, it would not have been left uncorrected or unamended for an hour…

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:05:45pm

re: #412 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spicer this afternoon:

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Does he knwo this too?
Я сосать в Кремле.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:05:56pm

Something about smelling burning toast?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:06:00pm

Fiona’s first visit to the outdoor exhibit:

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 3:06:32pm

re: #407 KGxvi

I, for reasons that only the gods know, decided to check in on the Corner today, just to see what they are saying. Jonah Goldberg even thought the defense of convfefe to be bad. His thought was: either they’re unable to admit even the smallest error in favor of Trumpian infallibility; or, its true and Trump is using twitter to send people coded messages. Which is just flat out fucking crazy.

Jonah Goldberg has been a regular on NPR. I think it may be affecting him. We may have to make room for ex-deplorables over here.

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Jay C  May 31, 2017 • 3:07:09pm

Let’s see how the usual “States’ Rights” crowd deal with this particular exercise of that principle:

California to “work with China” on climateLink (via BBC)

California Governor Jerry Brown says if the US pulls out of the Paris accord, his state will work with China on addressing climate change.

Heh. I’m just sorry for a couple of things:
1. Jerry Brown has no further political ambitions
2. Jerry Brown isn’t 15 years younger

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 3:07:27pm

re: #411 HappyWarrior

You know an administration an executive without a Russia sized ego would laugh it off. Obama and Bush could laugh off their gaffes. Reagan and Bush I too.

Winner.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:07:36pm

re: #417 wrenchwench

Jonah Goldberg has been a regular on NPR. I think it may be affecting him. We may have to make room for ex-deplorables over here.

Poor Johah, if he spends too much time at NPR, NRO’s pedantic self wlil never want him back.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 3:07:38pm

re: #412 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spicer this afternoon:

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Well, he’s not wrong. There probably was a small group of people, in the room with him, shouting and grabbing at his phone. The question is, whose finger pressed the fateful Send button?

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:07:49pm

re: #413 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It was not a minor error…had it been a mere typo or a slip, it would not have been left uncorrected or unamended for an hour…

When I saw it at 11:30 PDT last night, it had already been up for 2 1/2 hours. It took me 5 minutes to scroll down Rich Wilson’s twitter feed far enough to figure out what the hell this ‘covfefe’ kerfuffle was about.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:08:17pm

re: #419 wrenchwench

Winner.

I have some accidental brilliance but that was purely intentional.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:08:42pm

re: #422 thedopefishlives

Well, he’s not wrong. There probably was a small group of people, in the room with him, shouting and grabbing at his phone. The question is, whose finger pressed the fateful Send button?

There were suggestions that he was tackled by his staff while tweeting.

Or tranked.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:09:08pm

re: #420 gocart mozart

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Heh I love Don Cheadle.

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geosherman  May 31, 2017 • 3:09:24pm

re: #394 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

if you ever experience a shimmy again - try placing your knee against the top tube. I had read this before and was lucky enough to remember it as I felt that dreaded loss of complete control and it saved my bacon at 45+ MPH on a descent from 10,000 feet to 4,500.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:09:47pm

re: #418 Jay C

Let’s see how the usual “States’ Rights” crowd deal with this particular exercise of that principle:

California to “work with China” on climateLink (via BBC)

Heh. I’m just sorry for a couple of things:
1. Jerry Brown has no further political ambitions
2. Jerry Brown isn’t 15 years younger

Hey, I was here the last time he was Governor. This time is much better.

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TedStriker  May 31, 2017 • 3:10:03pm

re: #353 wrenchwench

I was just telling somebody in the shop this morning about ‘ghost riding’. Go as fast as you can, jump off, and let the bike keep going. Screw the bike, pay the bike mechanic/salesperson.

ww: “Leave the bike, take the cannoli.”

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:10:23pm

re: #428 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, I was here the last time he was Governor. This time is much better.

It’s too bad he’s not a younger man because I think he’d be great.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 3:10:49pm

re: #425 Blind Frog Belly White

There were suggestions that he was tackled by his staff while tweeting.

Or tranked.

I am seeing this. I hate being late to the party, but damn, if it isn’t making some of the shit I saw earlier today hilarious. Like the pregnant woman announcing her baby name.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:12:13pm

re: #427 geosherman

if you ever experience a shimmy again - try placing your knee against the top tube. I had read this before and was lucky enough to remember it as I felt that dreaded loss of complete control and it saved my bacon at 45+ MPH on a descent from 10,000 feet to 4,500.

Yeah, I read that someplace - LONG after the shimmy incident! IIRC, I use the rear brake to get it back down below 40 mph.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 3:12:37pm

re: #431 thedopefishlives

I am seeing this. I hate being late to the party, but damn, if it isn’t making some of the shit I saw earlier today hilarious. Like the pregnant woman announcing her baby name.

It was one of those things that …yeah, we all kind of needed the laugh from that.

I’m watching Fiona play. Baby hippos make things better.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 3:13:11pm

Why is everyone running with coffee from Trumps tweet muff-up?

It is sort of obvious he intended to type “coverage” as he was wanting to slam the negative press he gets.

So, why not lampoon that?

Something like MSNBC has covfefe of Trump, especially Morning Joe, so I get my coverage of Trump from Fox.

Or, Katy Tur is terrible at covfefeing me. Sad!

How about Is CNN still doing covfefe of the Malaysian airliner?

Or maybe the Cable News people can use it in ads.

FOX News covfefe is not the same as actual factual news coverage like CNN? (work with it…I understand CNN has issues)

Or with newspapers.

I can’t take any more f’nin’ crappy political covfefe at The New York Times!

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 31, 2017 • 3:13:36pm

Thanks everyone. I have to switch to my phone to catch up. I guess it’s time for my semi-annual computer reboot. If this doesn’t work maybe I’ll try a manhole cover and some chain…

Bbl

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:13:39pm

re: #424 HappyWarrior

I have some accidental brilliance but that was purely intentional.

Inside the Russia-sized ego, there’s a smaller ego.

And inside THAT…..

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 3:13:51pm

re: #433 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It was one of those things that …yeah, we all kind of needed the laugh from that.

I’m watching Fiona play. Baby hippos make things better.

This is why I’m continuing to read the thread. I need some lightheartedness in the worst way right now.

The other good news is that my car parts will be in on Friday. That means the fish will have a PROJECT for this weekend.

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Myron Falwell  May 31, 2017 • 3:14:02pm

re: #418 Jay C

Let’s see how the usual “States’ Rights” crowd deal with this particular exercise of that principle:

California to “work with China” on climateLink (via BBC)

Heh. I’m just sorry for a couple of things:
1. Jerry Brown has no further political ambitions
2. Jerry Brown isn’t 15 years younger

Gov. Brown basically said he would do just this back in December at an international scientists conference. To his credit, he saw this shitstorm coming a mile away.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 3:14:10pm
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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:14:15pm

re: #436 Blind Frog Belly White

Inside the Russia-sized ego, there’s a smaller ego.

And inside THAT…..

Sorry WW, I’m going to abdicate, this is the real winner.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:15:22pm

re: #438 Myron Falwell

Gov. Brown basically said he would do just this back in December at an international scientists conference. To his credit, he saw this shitstorm coming a mile away.

Governor Brown has been around the block a few times. I think the best candidate to beat Trump might be someone like him with tons of experience. The only real problem Ihave with Brown is his his age. Guy is even older than Bernie.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:15:45pm

re: #433 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It was one of those things that …yeah, we all kind of needed the laugh from that.

I’m watching Fiona play. Baby hippos make things better.

It’s all good fun, till they crush your boat and drown you.
/////

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 3:16:28pm

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

GOOD. I was reading that enough pills have made their way into West Virginia that every man, woman and child could have 100 or more in their possession at any given time. I hate that shit. HATE IT.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:16:48pm

re: #439 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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That’s Awwww! inspiring!

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 3:17:49pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

It was just stunning that Spicer had to lie instead of just admitting it was a late night typo.

Truth Immunity.

Trump didn’t want to appear to be a fool.

Too late Donny. As Frank Zappa would say” “You is what you is.”

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carey94tt  May 31, 2017 • 3:17:51pm

Here is the PRI story quoting SMOTI.

PRI

There is a comment section (hint).

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Timothy Watson  May 31, 2017 • 3:17:55pm

re: #411 HappyWarrior

You know an administration an executive without a Russia sized ego would laugh it off. Obama and Bush could laugh off their gaffes. Reagan and Bush I too.

I remember when Obama made a comment about “Jedi mind meld”. After it became a meme, the White House ended up posting jokes about it.

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HappyWarrior  May 31, 2017 • 3:18:49pm

re: #447 Timothy Watson

I remember when Obama made a comment about “Jedi mind meld”. After it became a meme, the White House ended up posting jokes about it.

And we know how much Biden loved his Onion counterpart and the Obama-Biden memes. This administration has no sense of humor at all.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 3:18:58pm

re: #433 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m watching Fiona play. Baby hippos make things better.

And grownup hippos make things…flatter.

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Patricia Kayden  May 31, 2017 • 3:21:04pm

re: #4 Targetpractice

We’ll only hear two questions from the Republicans on the committee, repeated over and over again: “Is there evidence of collusion?” and “Should leakers be prosecuted?” Why? because they’ve no interest in actually deepening the shit they’re currently in.

I don’t understand all this talk about “leakers”. What is the difference between a leaker and a whistleblower? Doesn’t this country protect whistleblowers from retaliation? If there are brave souls leaking information from the White House, they need to be lauded and encouraged because there is some serious mess going on up in there.

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caseyjr  May 31, 2017 • 3:21:08pm

re: #423 Blind Frog Belly White

When I saw it at 11:30 PDT last night, it had already been up for 2 1/2 hours. It took me 5 minutes to scroll down Rich Wilson’s twitter feed far enough to figure out what the hell this ‘covfefe’ kerfuffle was about.

Same, I had been watching _Grantchester_, and was like seriously, wtf?

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Skip Intro  May 31, 2017 • 3:22:29pm

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 3:23:24pm

re: #452 Skip Intro

Do her eyes even open all the way anymore?

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Skip Intro  May 31, 2017 • 3:24:07pm

re: #453 Jebediah, RBG

She’s had so much work done I’m surprised she can open her mouth wide enough to eat.

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Stanley Sea  May 31, 2017 • 3:24:14pm
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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 3:25:26pm

re: #443 A Mom Anon

GOOD. I was reading that enough pills have made their way into West Virginia that every man, woman and child could have 100 or more in their possession at any given time. I hate that shit. HATE IT.

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TedStriker  May 31, 2017 • 3:26:20pm

re: #455 Stanley Sea

Some more economically anxious folks voicing their frustrations, I see…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:26:33pm

fascinating…the clip ends with a normal handshake instead of the usual arm wrestling.

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Targetpractice  May 31, 2017 • 3:27:00pm

re: #450 Patricia Kayden

I don’t understand all this talk about “leakers”. What is the difference between a leaker and a whistleblower? Doesn’t this country protect whistleblowers from retaliation? If there are brave souls leaking information from the White House, they need to be lauded and encouraged because there is some serious mess going on up in there.

If there’s any real difference, it’s that a “leaker” goes to the press while a “whistleblower” goes to the authorities.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:27:03pm

re: #451 caseyjr

Same, I had been watching _Grantchester_, and was like seriously, wtf?

Mrs. FBW had been resting (still nursing her flu), so I took advantage of having the TV all to myself to watch Episode 1 of ‘Band Of Brothers’, which I’ve always thought was one of the best treatments of soldiers in wartime I’ve ever seen.

Halfway through, she came wandering out and sat down. I figured she’d want to watch something else, but when she said, “Can you pause it while I get a drink?”, I knew she was hooked. We ended up watching 3 episodes. She even watched through the D-Day -1 drop, and the taking and defense of Carentan - big, noisy, messy scenes.

THEN I checked a couple twitter feeds before bed, and that’s when I found ‘covfefe’.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  May 31, 2017 • 3:27:38pm

Sorry if this is a duplicate. Had to go to my phone to say thanks for your thoughts and it’s an old phone and doesn’t work RK the site very well

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 3:27:44pm

re: #422 thedopefishlives

Well, he’s not wrong. There probably was a small group of people, in the room with him, shouting and grabbing at his phone. The question is, whose finger pressed the fateful Send button?

The sleepy one…that was going down trying to spell coverage. Then his familiar auto-body response caused him to hit send thinking he was finished as he nodded off.

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Patricia Kayden  May 31, 2017 • 3:27:59pm

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m so glad she’s specifically calling out NYT. Their coverage of her during the election season was horrendous. There was nothing sinister about her email server usage. There was nothing sinister about the Clinton Foundation. They helped to elect a monster.

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covfefe  May 31, 2017 • 3:28:54pm

So much winning. Are we tired of it yet? GM to lay off more workers.

money.cnn.com

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covfefe  May 31, 2017 • 3:29:52pm

re: #458 Backwoods_Sleuth

No yanking his arm out of his socket? What dirt does he have on Trump?

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Targetpractice  May 31, 2017 • 3:30:19pm

re: #464 covfefe

So much winning. Are we tired of it yet? GM to lay off more workers.

money.cnn.com

The White House (and it’s sycophants in the pundit world) insist that 3% growth is totally doable and it will be enough to totally make Trump’s budget work.

Meanwhile, in the real world, it’s becoming more obvious with each passing week that the economy is struggling to keep the present pace of growth going.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:30:22pm
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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 3:30:45pm

re: #427 geosherman

if you ever experience a shimmy again - try placing your knee against the top tube. I had read this before and was lucky enough to remember it as I felt that dreaded loss of complete control and it saved my bacon at 45+ MPH on a descent from 10,000 feet to 4,500.

Harmonic balancer with a little damper* action too.

*Damper…the Brit term for shock absorber. Which is technically more correct as they dampen the motions of the springs on a vehicle suspension.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:31:39pm
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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 3:32:07pm

re: #464 covfefe

So much winning. Are we tired of it yet? GM to lay off more workers.

money.cnn.com

Prolly fake news…
/

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:32:19pm

re: #456 calochortus

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:32:22pm
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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 3:32:49pm

re: #466 Targetpractice

The White House (and it’s sycophants in the pundit world) insist that 3% growth is totally doable and it will be enough to totally make Trump’s budget work.

Meanwhile, in the real world, it’s becoming more obvious with each passing week that the economy is struggling to keep the present pace of growth going.

Trump and the Republicans will find a way to fuck up the US economy. It’s one of the few things they are actually capable of doing.

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gocart mozart  May 31, 2017 • 3:35:32pm
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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 3:35:34pm

re: #465 covfefe

No yanking his arm out of his socket? What’s dirt does he have on Trump?

It’s trump. The ignorant bigot was probably thinking “He’s one of those guys - he’ll probably do some hai karate chop socky on me…”
Or he doesn’t want to piss him off since daughter’s overpriced crap is being made there.

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 3:35:34pm

re: #471 Blind Frog Belly White

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:35:45pm

Of course Mulvaney doesn’t like the CBO. They don’t go along with his fantasies. They point out he’s full of shit. They use FACTS.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 3:36:24pm

re: #439 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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What a cutie in a great caught-child moment. I bet that photo lasts some time.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:37:07pm

re: #476 calochortus

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 3:37:09pm

re: #456 calochortus

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Unshaken Defiance  May 31, 2017 • 3:38:56pm

re: #469 Backwoods_Sleuth

Methinks someone had a finger flub on that -1

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 3:41:03pm

re: #445 ObserverArt

Truth Immunity.

Trump didn’t want to appear to be a fool.

Too late Donny. As Frank Zappa would say” “You is what you is.”

Or, in his case, he yam what he yam.

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ObserverArt  May 31, 2017 • 3:41:20pm

re: #443 A Mom Anon

GOOD. I was reading that enough pills have made their way into West Virginia that every man, woman and child could have 100 or more in their possession at any given time. I hate that shit. HATE IT.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:41:59pm

re: #481 Unshaken Defiance

Methinks someone had a finger flub on that -1

that was my guess.

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caseyjr  May 31, 2017 • 3:42:50pm

re: #465 covfefe

No yanking his arm out of his socket? What’s dirt does he have on Trump?

Ivanka has sweatshops, I mean production facilities in Vietnam.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:43:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:44:07pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:44:28pm

re: #480 A Mom Anon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:46:39pm

welp…

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Romantic Heretic  May 31, 2017 • 3:47:03pm

re: #401 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Let’s go, Mr. Root. I could use the exercise.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 3:47:47pm

re: #420 gocart mozart

A narcissistic President would create the same situation, but leaving a signing ceremony without signing, wandering off when talking to a foreign leader, and not understanding GWB’s statement about the Oval Office not having corners to hide in are not signs of narcissism.

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 3:50:23pm

Kinda sorta on topic. Kinda sorta not.

Someone was commenting on NPR lately that there is nothing intrinsic to mining or manufacturing jobs that makes them “good” jobs. It’s just that those people got together, formed unions and worked for better wages and benefits. If we want, service sector jobs can be “good” jobs too.
This is both obvious and easy to miss at the same time.

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 3:51:14pm

re: #477 Blind Frog Belly White

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Of course Mulvaney doesn’t like the CBO. They don’t go along with his fantasies. They point out he’s full of shit. They use FACTS.

Facts are now partisan because Republicans deny reality.

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 3:52:14pm

re: #479 Blind Frog Belly White

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MsJ  May 31, 2017 • 3:54:33pm

re: #458 Backwoods_Sleuth

fascinating…the clip ends with a normal handshake instead of the usual arm wrestling.

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Macron; making America great again. I think he taught Donny a lesson.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 3:57:36pm
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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 3:58:10pm

re: #494 A Mom Anon

A

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 3:58:19pm

re: #492 calochortus

Kinda sorta on topic. Kinda sorta not.

Someone was commenting on NPR lately that there is nothing intrinsic to mining or manufacturing jobs that makes them “good” jobs. It’s just that those people got together, formed unions and worked for better wages and benefits. If we want, service sector jobs can be “good” jobs too.
This is both obvious and easy to miss at the same time.

Precisely. Which is what makes the response by so many Trumpers to the idea of a $15 Minimum Wage so galling - you know, where they gleefully post pics of automated kiosks at McDonalds?

I realize that what they’re doing is trying to make their own shitty lives seem better by shitting on somebody else, but seriously, leaving aside the sheer inhumanity of it, we’ve been making rich folks richer and poor folks poorer for 35 years, and the middle class is dwindling, and compensation is stagnant or worse. CLEARLY this isn’t working.

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Jack Burton  May 31, 2017 • 3:58:36pm

re: #495 MsJ

Macron; making America great again. I think he taught Donny a lesson.

Did he ask Donnie Derpo why he was wearing the stupid man suit?

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 3:58:48pm

BBIAB My sister-in-law is coming over for advice on fixing a zipper.

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William Lewis  May 31, 2017 • 4:02:30pm

re: #337 danarchy

Unfortunately RC cola is pretty awful, although it looks like Nick Searcy is all up in their timeline whining about it, maybe I will buy some for my next BBQ and foist it off on the kids.

Could be worse - might be as bad as Pepsi…

(Mexican Coca-cola is all I really like any more, especially mixed 50/50 with Mexican Orange Fanta ala German Spezi)

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freetoken  May 31, 2017 • 4:06:41pm

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Shiplord Kirel  May 31, 2017 • 4:10:02pm

GOP Rep. Tim Walberg says God will ‘take care of’ climate change

Chill out, Earth — the Lord’s got this.

God will “take care of” climate change if it winds up being “a real problem,” a GOP congressman from Michigan suggested in a town hall meeting late last week.

“I believe there’s climate change. I believe there’s been climate change since the beginning of time. I think there are cycles,” Rep. Tim Walberg said in video obtained by HuffPost. “Do I think that man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No.”

“Why do I believe that? Well, as a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.”

I hope the Rapture will take these idiots away soon, so the rest of us can get on with human progress.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 31, 2017 • 4:11:09pm

re: #503 Shiplord Kirel

Confirmed by Noah. I mean NOAA.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:11:12pm

re: #494 A Mom Anon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 4:11:24pm

re: #497 calochortus

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Jay C  May 31, 2017 • 4:14:22pm

re: #458 Backwoods_Sleuth

While I realize it’s godawfuly hard to remember/keep track of all the Stupid Trump Statements out there, did he meet with the Vietnamese PM before or after he tweeted (IIRC) some bullshit about Vietnam’s “trade imbalance” with the US?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 31, 2017 • 4:14:25pm

re: #501 William Lewis

I like RC, but I don’t drink sugar water anymore, because it makes me gain weight.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 4:14:37pm

re: #506 Backwoods_Sleuth

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William Lewis  May 31, 2017 • 4:15:10pm

re: #503 Shiplord Kirel

GOP Rep. Tim Walberg says God will ‘take care of’ climate change

I hope the Rapture will take these idiots away soon, so the rest of us can get on with human progress.

If that element of their end times heresy would happen, I hope all of us who try to be Christian are left behind to clean up the mess they’ve made of Jesus’ good name.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:15:26pm

re: #503 Shiplord Kirel

GOP Rep. Tim Walberg says God will ‘take care of’ climate change

I hope the Rapture will take these idiots away soon, so the rest of us can get on with human progress.

I love how these guys think we can fuck things up as badly as we can, and God will fix it for us. It doesn’t occur to them that their god might decide two chances is all we get, and move on to a more promising species.

Or that not fucking things up was what their god meant by making the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 4:15:52pm

re: #507 Jay C

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While I realize it’s godawfuly hard to remember/keep track of all the Stupid Trump Statements out there, did he meet with the Vietnamese PM before or after he tweeted (IIRC) some bullshit about Vietnam’s “trade imbalance” with the US?

during the meeting

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Belafon  May 31, 2017 • 4:16:39pm

re: #401 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Decatur Deb  May 31, 2017 • 4:17:23pm

re: #512 Backwoods_Sleuth

during the meeting

Before or after he did his Sam Kinison impression?

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William Lewis  May 31, 2017 • 4:17:42pm

re: #508 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I like RC, but I don’t drink sugar water anymore, because it makes me gain weight.

I don’t drink it much - it’s like a special dessert anymore once every couple of months.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 4:18:03pm

re: #514 Decatur Deb

Before or after he did his Sam Kinison impression?

:D

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:18:38pm

re: #506 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 4:19:18pm

If you have to drink an RC you must also pair it with a Moonpie.

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KGxvi  May 31, 2017 • 4:19:26pm

re: #514 Decatur Deb

Before or after he did his Sam Kinison impression?

Netflix has some old Kinnison stuff now. Early 90s was junior high for me, and that was a stretch where I was really into stand up comedy. He was one of my favorites.

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 4:21:20pm
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freetoken  May 31, 2017 • 4:21:48pm

That whole Griffin thing is slowly propagating among the wingnut crowd. The memes don’t travel particularly quickly in some corners of our society, but they are persistent.

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sagehen  May 31, 2017 • 4:22:19pm

re: #511 Blind Frog Belly White

I love how these guys think we can fuck things up as badly as we can, and God will fix it for us. It doesn’t occur to them that their god might decide two chances is all we get, and move on to a more promising species.

Or that not fucking things up was what their god meant by making the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth.

God wrote the laws of physics, and gave us the intellectual capacity to discover and describe those laws, to recognize and measure and predict when those laws suggest matters of cause & effect.

He gave us the free will to do something about it, or not.

I don’t know what kind of toddler thinks God hasn’t met his obligations, and owes us to fix our own self-induced problems for us.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 4:22:55pm

re: #517 Blind Frog Belly White

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 4:25:33pm

re: #517 Blind Frog Belly White

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 4:26:06pm

re: #506 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jay C  May 31, 2017 • 4:26:31pm

re: #522 sagehen

I don’t know what kind of toddler thinks God hasn’t met his obligations, and owes us to fix our own self-induced problems for us.

Most right-wing American “Christians”??

(Though they usually frame it in the form of God’s “fix” working only for their benefit, while negatively impacting Everybody Else )

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 4:28:39pm

re: #506 Backwoods_Sleuth

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 4:28:55pm

re: #517 Blind Frog Belly White

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 4:30:16pm

I have a new customer as of yesterday, who has been in the shop 5 times. She learned to ride a bike in Sepulveda, CA (which I only knew of as a Blvd., not a neighborhood [now North Hills]) and I was way impressed that she knew my favorite song:

Pico & Sepulveda

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 4:31:37pm

re: #527 A Mom Anon

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:32:48pm

re: #524 Backwoods_Sleuth

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gocart mozart  May 31, 2017 • 4:33:08pm

This is great. The 14 minute teenage opera.

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 4:33:37pm

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 31, 2017 • 4:34:21pm
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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 4:35:24pm

re: #506 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They may be flushable
Disposing of medications

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 4:35:44pm

Feature request, ability to open all available private tags with one task.

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teleskiguy  May 31, 2017 • 4:35:56pm

re: #192 Henny Penny

You can try reading my profile page. Echo chambers get boring. I like to try and be funny and respectful. I don’t agree with most political opinions here, yet I respect them, and hope to learn from them.

Bullshit. You’re a fuckin’ troll.

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 4:36:53pm

re: #506 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FormerDirtDart  May 31, 2017 • 4:38:05pm
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The Major  May 31, 2017 • 4:38:06pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:38:37pm

Finally figured out what ‘Covfefe’ made me think of…

Covfefe, it’s too good for kids!
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BigPapa  May 31, 2017 • 4:40:36pm

Mein Covfefe

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Jay C  May 31, 2017 • 4:40:37pm

re: #534 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Yeah, a “restaurant in Mordor”…

Their interpretation of “soul food” isn’t likely to be what you were expecting.

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 4:41:08pm

re: #531 Blind Frog Belly White

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Amory Blaine  May 31, 2017 • 4:42:13pm

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:42:29pm

I saw this, and it made me think of the ‘Sure you’re cool, but are you (blahblahblah) cool?”

“Sure you’re dumb, but are you Mike Flynn making documentaries for the Turkish Government while working for the President Elect without reporting your Foreign Agent status dumb?”

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The Major  May 31, 2017 • 4:43:44pm

re: #545 Amory Blaine

That’s seagulls, dude…

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 4:45:26pm

re: #544 A Mom Anon

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:45:40pm

But they only play covfefes of Ted Nugent’s hit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:46:50pm

re: #548 calochortus

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EPR-radar  May 31, 2017 • 4:46:52pm

re: #498 Blind Frog Belly White

Precisely. Which is what makes the response by so many Trumpers to the idea of a $15 Minimum Wage so galling - you know, where they gleefully post pics of automated kiosks at McDonalds?

I realize that what they’re doing is trying to make their own shitty lives seem better by shitting on somebody else, but seriously, leaving aside the sheer inhumanity of it, we’ve been making rich folks richer and poor folks poorer for 35 years, and the middle class is dwindling, and compensation is stagnant or worse. CLEARLY this isn’t working.

This is the #1 reason Republicans and conservatives must deny reality.

We’ve tried it their way for decades and the results stink on ice.

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Jay C  May 31, 2017 • 4:47:25pm

re: #546 Blind Frog Belly White

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I saw this, and it made me think of the ‘Sure you’re cool, but are you (blahblahblah) cool?”

“Sure you’re dumb, but are you Mike Flynn making documentaries for the Turkish Government while working for the President Elect without reporting your Foreign Agent status dumb?”

Not just a “documentary”, but what sounds like a hatchet-job on the the Turkish dictator’s President’s pet enemy? Erdogan’s own Emmanuel Goldstein??

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 4:47:28pm

re: #534 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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No restaurant required. Dinner parties can have menus too. The difference is you don’t order off them, it’s more of a warning for what’s to come.

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Barefoot Grin  May 31, 2017 • 4:49:30pm

re: #372 wrenchwench

I went 50 MPH once. Never again.

(I was drafting the big guy with the good hubs.)

There was one particular hill outside Bloomington, IN we could get 45-50 mph. Just flat at the bottom. It was a gas!

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:49:57pm

re: #552 Jay C

Not just a “documentary”, but what sounds like a hatchet-job on the the Turkish dictator’s President’s pet enemy? Erdogan’s own Emmanuel Goldstein??

A hatchet job, in addition to the bag job Flynn was discussing (while working for the President Elect, apparently as a side job)

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plansbandc  May 31, 2017 • 4:50:17pm

Me: What Kathy did wasn’t illegal… protected speech. Example, example, example.

Trumpster: Not protected.

Me: Example, comparison…

Trumpster: Not protected.

Oh yeah. Now I remember why I don’t argue with Trumpsters. It’s like arguing with a turnip.

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 4:51:04pm

re: #548 calochortus

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The Major  May 31, 2017 • 4:51:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 4:52:57pm

re: #538 BeachDem

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 4:53:31pm

re: #554 Barefoot Grin

There was one particular hill outside Bloomington, IN we could get 45-50 mph. Just flat at the bottom. It was a gas!

I was on Hwy. 20 in WA. Nearest medical help would have been a Forest service medic (there were fires, so a medic was near). Facilities would have been on wheels or non-existent.

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Anymouse  May 31, 2017 • 4:53:55pm

re: #328 Single-handed sailor

oops, that’s tomorrow. I thought today was June 1st.

How dare you take away my birthday today! /s

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A Mom Anon  May 31, 2017 • 4:54:26pm

OK Lizards, I have to go help the Kid sign up for health insurance with his new employer. Since he works for the same company The Husband does, we’ve been getting off the record feedback from his bosses and they are very impressed with him. I’m a proud mama, even if he seems to think working full time excuses him from household chores and such. He’s about to find out what my fees for housekeeping services are. Scaly hugs to all…..

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Jay C  May 31, 2017 • 4:56:49pm

re: #561 Anymouse

How dare you take away my birthday today! /s

Cool: if you haven’t had any greets today, Happy Birthday, Anymouse!’

And if it is tomorrow, just consider this an early congrats…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 4:56:55pm

re: #548 calochortus

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Stanley Sea  May 31, 2017 • 4:56:58pm

Here comes the payback

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 4:58:01pm

re: #560 wrenchwench

I was on Hwy. 20 in WA. Nearest medical help would have been a Forest service medic (there were fires, so a medic was near). Facilities would have been on wheels or non-existent.

Where I hit 45 was in town, <2 miles from home, about 300 yards from a Fire Station with paramedics.

The biggest issue was ‘will the light at the bottom of the hill stay green?’

I only really got to go 45mph for about 50 yards. But it was cool!

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 4:58:10pm

re: #524 Backwoods_Sleuth

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 4:59:23pm

re: #557 A Mom Anon

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 5:00:24pm

re: #562 A Mom Anon

I only regret that I have but one upding to give that.

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goddamnedfrank  May 31, 2017 • 5:01:43pm

re: #558 The Major

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BBC World and PRI’s The World aren’t the same thing.

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wrenchwench  May 31, 2017 • 5:02:18pm

Later, lizards (and salamanders, if there be any).

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calochortus  May 31, 2017 • 5:03:21pm

re: #567 BeachDem

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LastYearsMan  May 31, 2017 • 5:04:14pm

re: #281 Blind Frog Belly White

This fuckin’ guy.

You know why we have trade deficits, Donnie Small Hands? Because our economy is doing better than everyone else’s, so our goods are more expensive for them, while theirs are cheaper for us. Also, we have more money, so we can buy more stuff, whereas they have less money, so they can’t buy as much stuff.

This is pretty simple shit. You’d think Wharton might have taught it.

Wharton doesn’t do much economics. That’s taught in the School of Arts and Sciences, which I assume Trump avoided like a Vietnam draft.

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 5:06:41pm

re: #559 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Varek Raith  May 31, 2017 • 5:08:23pm

Hello.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  May 31, 2017 • 5:09:05pm

re: #472 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Everyone should enjoy this while they can, before she grows up to be a cantankerous 3,000-pound killing machine. ;)

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meteor  May 31, 2017 • 5:09:34pm

re: #469 Backwoods_Sleuth

Squeeeeeee!!

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DodgerFan1988  May 31, 2017 • 5:11:45pm

Conservative Double Standard:
Jeremy Christian have a right to Free Speech but Kathy Griffin do not.

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Barefoot Grin  May 31, 2017 • 5:12:10pm

re: #518 Backwoods_Sleuth

If you have to drink an RC you must also pair it with a Moonpie.

Or put salted peanuts in it.

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The Major  May 31, 2017 • 5:12:27pm

re: #570 goddamnedfrank

I know that, silly. Stay tuned…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 5:12:29pm

re: #575 Varek Raith

Hello.

Covfefe.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 5:12:38pm

re: #572 calochortus

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BeachDem  May 31, 2017 • 5:12:53pm

re: #572 calochortus

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Varek Raith  May 31, 2017 • 5:13:07pm

re: #582 thedopefishlives

Covfefe.

I haz some.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 31, 2017 • 5:14:53pm

re: #573 LastYearsMan

Wharton doesn’t do much economics. That’s taught in the School of Arts and Sciences, which I assume Trump avoided like a Vietnam draft.

Silly me. I thought a Business School would, kind of like how in Biology we have to take Chemistry and Physics, because they’re all part of the picture.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 31, 2017 • 5:16:18pm

re: #585 Varek Raith

I haz some.

At seven in the evening, shame on you.///

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caseyjr  May 31, 2017 • 5:18:25pm

re: #580 Barefoot Grin

Or put salted peanuts in it.

in Arkansas, that’s a favorite farmer’s afternoon snack during haying. As a transplanted yankee, first time I saw a guy do this I almost hurled.

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Barefoot Grin  May 31, 2017 • 5:21:14pm

re: #588 caseyjr

in Arkansas, that’s a favorite farmer’s afternoon snack during haying. As a transplanted yankee, first time I saw a guy do this I almost hurled.

My mom grew up in rural Georgia where you can easily buy ‘bawled peanuts’ on the side of the road. She told me that peanuts in RC was a treat growing up (and she loves boiled peanuts, which I never learned to like).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 31, 2017 • 5:26:32pm

re: #589 Barefoot Grin

My mom grew up in rural Georgia where you can easily buy ‘bawled peanuts’ on the side of the road. She told me that peanuts in RC was a treat growing up (and she loves boiled peanuts, which I never learned to like).

Boiled peanuts in a can are available at my local dollar store.
Just ick…

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Anymouse  May 31, 2017 • 5:27:47pm

re: #550 Blind Frog Belly White

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dell*nix  May 31, 2017 • 7:08:12pm

re: #315 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Tight pack or loose pack? Spring loaded pilot chute or hand tossed?

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Jebediah, RBG  May 31, 2017 • 7:31:04pm

re: #567 BeachDem

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cat-tikvah  May 31, 2017 • 9:12:26pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

Then by that standard, why have police? God will protect us from crimes. What a fucking piece of shit maroon.

Or health care? If everything is in God’s hands and reflects God’s will, why do fundamentalists need doctors or medicine or hospitals? They should just pray and whatever happens is all part of God’s plan.


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