Trump’s Lawyer Threatens to File Complaint Against Comey for “Leaking”

More empty threats from an empty man
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As usual when someone pulls back the curtain and exposes Donald Trump as the cheap self-aggrandizing liar he is, he orders his shyster lawyers to get out there and make threats.

Empty threats, of course, because the memos Comey “leaked” were not classified, and Trump himself spoke about the subject in public. There’s no case here.

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s legal team, in the wake of damning testimony from James Comey, plans to file a complaint against the former FBI director with the Justice Department Inspector General and the Senate judiciary committee early next week, two sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN.

The Justice Department, however, has limited jurisdiction over former employees. They can investigate but the remedy in the event of finding wrongdoing would be to make a note in Comey’s file should he ever seek to be employed by the Justice Department again.

Meanwhile, the tiny-fisted yam went almost a whole day without tweeting, but after watching Fox & Friends this morning he had his talking points ready to go like any other brainwashed right wing tool.

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527 comments

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:48:38pm

Go for it orange idiot and orange’s idiot, esq.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:49:04pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:50:00pm

I’m so sick of this guy.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:50:09pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ah the Flynn excues.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:50:28pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

I’m so sick of this guy.

WE need to get him out of office.

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freetoken  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:50:52pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Stunts like this is all theatre, for his many marks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:52:02pm

No, the nominee did not “incorrectly claim”…the nominee LIED.

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Jay C  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:52:25pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“James Comey”?
“WHO? Jim Something?”
“Oh, the tall guy?”
“Yeah, I think I met him once”
“He came down to Florida, right?”
“I’ll swear to it!!!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:53:11pm

heh

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dangerman  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:53:42pm

as they are clearly no longer the representative standard, actual boxes of rocks and bags of hammers are lobbying dictionary publishers asking all references to themselves be replaced with “president trump”

Drawers of knives are considering joining the coalition.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:55:01pm

I only asked him to hope to see about letting the case of my buddy go. That’s not direction or collusion or reconstruction or undue influence or anything like that. Believe me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:55:31pm
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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:57:41pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:58:50pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LOL!! You know, while this is not funny now, some day we’ll look back at the Trump regime and laugh ourselves unconscious. This whole shebang is beyond bizarre. You just can’t make up what Trump is doing. I knew he was going to be a horrible President but I wasn’t expecting it to get this bad so quickly. He hasn’t even been in office 6 months yet!!

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 12:59:13pm

CNN is very concerned that Gillibrand dropped the F bomb when responding Fuck No! when asked about trump,

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:01:08pm

re: #15 MsJ

CNN is very concerned that Gillibrand dropped the F bomb when responding Fuck No! when asked about trump,

Did they ever concern troll Trump about his cursing? Really who the fuck cares. If anything, I think it shows how frustrated Kirsten is with this admin.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:03:04pm

No collusion.

No obstruction.

YOUR THE LEAKING LEAKER!!!!

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:03:51pm

Did I say Harvard? Excuse me, I meant to say La Salle.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:04:28pm

Why Republican’s hate Pelosi.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:04:33pm

re: #18 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Did I say Harvard? Excuse me, I meant to say La Salle.

I meant Hervard Community College.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:05:33pm

re: #20 Sir John Barron

I meant Hervard Community College.

You know, the one in SimCity.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:06:08pm

Did I say school, I meant Playskool.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:06:11pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior

Did they ever concern troll Trump about his cursing? Really who the fuck cares. If anything, I think it shows how frustrated Kirsten is with this admin.

This will disqualify her for any higher office. Like Howard Dean’s scream. Democrats are so uncivil, what happened to basic morality, good language? We can’t have this kind of example for our kids. Why yes I voted for DJT. MAGA.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:06:33pm

As bad as things are, Trump still has to catching up to do to match George W. Bush for the worst President eva. Figger about another month or two.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:06:50pm

re: #23 Sir John Barron

This will disqualify her for any higher office. Like Howard Dean’s scream. Democrats are so uncivil, what happened to basic morality, good language? We can’t have this kind of example for our kids. Why yes I voted for DJT. MAGA.

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I really like her a lot btw. I hope she does seriously consider running.

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cat-tikvah  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:07:13pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

I’m so sick of this guy.

Equally skilled and equally ethical
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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:09:20pm

Put the oaf under oath.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:09:25pm

re: #20 Sir John Barron

I meant Hervard Community College.

And I didn’t say I ‘graduated’. I said I took courses. Of course I didn’t complete those course or get grades in them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:09:56pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:11:36pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

I’m so sick of this guy.

3 years and 7 months to go…

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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:12:19pm
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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:13:48pm

Dementia creeps on cat little in feet.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:14:18pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:14:58pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I pledge Allegiance to the Donald of the United States of America and the horrible hairpiece under which it stands. One nation, under Trump, completely fucking divided, with justice for old rich white guys only. Sad!”

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:17:09pm

Seriously, WTF?

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Jay C  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:17:38pm

re: #32 jaunte

Maybe it was Google-Translated into Romanian, and back again?

Via the Trump-to-English function?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:18:28pm

re: #35 Ace-o-aces

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Seriously, WTF?

Never is his faking bullshit more apparent when he talks religion.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:18:36pm

re: #32 jaunte

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Dementia creeps on cat little in feet.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:19:37pm

re: #32 jaunte

Dementia creeps on cat little in feet.

“We love the Romans. Great food. The pope lives there.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:19:58pm

re: #35 Ace-o-aces

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:21:42pm
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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:21:58pm
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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:22:57pm

re: #42 Stanley Sea

June 23. That’s giving them a lot of time to “find” them.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:23:59pm

re: #43 jaunte

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:28:01pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:28:47pm
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dangerman  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:28:52pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

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he’ll third party it

“i want to. my lawyers won’t let me”

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Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:29:25pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:30:24pm

re: #49 Dave In Austin

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Ooo, you said a bad word!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:30:49pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:31:26pm

video at link

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ObserverArt  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:32:00pm

re: #19 MsJ

Why Republican’s hate Pelosi.

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I hope she wasn’t being too wordy and histrionic.

Tender feelings of GOP politicians are so easily hurt as well as others.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:33:39pm

Devos is an idiot

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:35:42pm

re: #54 Birth Control Works

Devos is an idiot

That’s why she got the job. Be stupid, and mindlessly internalize and regurgitate Christianist dogma, and Republicans will reward you.

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SteelPH  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:36:01pm

re: #54 Birth Control Works

Devos is an idiot

And no doubt bigoted as all hell. But that kinda goes without saying WRT Republicans these days.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:37:53pm

re: #54 Birth Control Works

Devos is an idiot

a less batshit version of Bachman

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:38:15pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:38:50pm

I don’t ever remember a President’s personal lawyer.

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ObserverArt  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:40:05pm

re: #59 Birth Control Works

I don’t ever remember a President’s personal lawyer.

This clod is not a President. That is why.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:41:00pm

re: #55 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That’s why she got the job. Be stupid, and mindlessly internalize and regurgitate Christianist dogma, and Republicans will reward you.

and she has boatloads of money.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:41:16pm

re: #53 ObserverArt

I hope she wasn’t being too wordy and histrionic.

Tender feelings of GOP politicians are so easily hurt as well as others.

Fucking snowflakes. They can’t handle someone like Pelosi. And I love her that much more for it!

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:42:32pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

and she has boatloads of money.

And those boatloads have boatloads of money. She’s more dangerous than Bachmann ever was.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:42:42pm

Chuck Grassley saying the right thing:

Unfortunately, the May 1, 2017 Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) opinion authored by Acting Assistant Attorney General Curtis E. Gannon on this topic completely misses the mark. It erroneously rejects any notion that individual members of Congress who may not chair a relevant committee need to obtain information from the Executive Branch in order to carry out their Constitutional duties. It falsely asserts that only requests from committees or their chairs are “constitutionally authorized,” and relegates requests from non-Chairmen to the position of “non-oversight” inquiries— whatever that means.

This is nonsense.

For OLC to so fundamentally misunderstand and misstate such a simple fact exposes its shocking lack of professionalism and objectivity. Indeed, OLC appears to have utterly failed to live up to its own standards. You are being ill-served and illadvised.

h/t Balloon Juice

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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:43:03pm

In other news, I discovered something good about Twitter today…Pharmaduke.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:43:19pm
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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:44:00pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

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Well, I was just talking with a bunch of my friends and we found it amusing that we ALL play more golf regularly than Trump does at his most frequent - and none of us are wealthy.

We throw discs instead of hitting at balls with sticks, which costs less and takes less time. There is some kind of message there about quality of life and prosperity.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:45:15pm

Made a pot of soup and proceeded to burn the shit out of three fingers. One 2nd degree. OUCH!

Last year, 3rd degree burns on my palm frying steaks a greased pan.

I think I need to give up cooking. It’s hazardous to my health.

And nothing in life hurts as badly as a burn. Nothing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:45:51pm
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alloutofcrazyhere  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:46:10pm

re: #65 Birth Control Works

Had to read the article to make sure that a Klingon Bird of Prey wasn’t involved.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:46:24pm

re: #70 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yes Sarah Sanders.

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Myron Falwell  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:47:22pm

re: #66 darthstar

In other news, I discovered something good about Twitter today…Pharmaduke.

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Wow, it makes Marmaduke readable for once.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:48:10pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Myron Falwell  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:48:20pm

In the “no shit, Sherlock” department…

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freetoken  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:48:27pm

re: #64 Belafon

From the link:

It’s good to see a senator doing his job. And the fact that he’s Republican shines a little ray of hope.

Whether he is a Republican or not, the big issue is one of the power of the Senate. Grassley being a Senator is not going to give up the power of the Senate.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:49:00pm

I wonder if Melania has divorce papers ready to drop on the Yam at just the right moment…

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:49:18pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

and she has boatloads of money.

she’s very connected —her brother et. al.

There are some real Whackos in Michigan.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:50:17pm

re: #71 alloutofcrazyhere

Had to read the article to make sure that a Klingon Bird of Prey wasn’t involved.

If it had be San Francisco …

I did check with Snopes, tho.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:51:00pm

re: #79 Birth Control Works

she’s very connected —her brother et. al.

There are some real Whackos in Michigan all over the damn country

FTFY

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Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:53:03pm

re: #78 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if Melania has divorce papers ready to drop on the Yam at just the right moment…

Indentured servitude….. I bet she signed her life away and will get nothing if she filed.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:53:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:54:15pm

Conn is an eastern Kentucky lawyer who was convicted of fraud, stealing ~$550 million from the federal government and his clients, relative to Social Security disability. Several of his clients committed suicide.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:54:43pm

re: #81 Eclectic Cyborg

FTFY

Every State seems to have their own flavor.

Michigan:

Betsy Devos
Ted Nugent

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:54:50pm

re: #40 gocart mozart

Which makes me think of this.

Spitting Image 1987 Election Special. Tomorrow belongs to me

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:54:53pm

re: #77 freetoken

From the link:

Whether he is a Republican or not, the big issue is one of the power of the Senate. Grassley being a Senator is not going to give up the power of the Senate.

I hope so.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:55:18pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Conn is an eastern Kentucky lawyer who was convicted of fraud, stealing ~$550 million from the federal government and his clients, relative to Social Security disability. Several of his clients committed suicide.

A Grifter named Conn?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:56:47pm

re: #88 Birth Control Works

A Grifter named Conn?

Mister Bookman

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ObserverArt  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:56:53pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Who forgets the doggo’s infraction first, dog or humans?

I’m thinking the image is a clue.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:57:51pm

re: #88 Birth Control Works

A Grifter named Conn?

yep
:D

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 9, 2017 • 1:58:44pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Conn is an eastern Kentucky lawyer who was convicted of fraud, stealing ~$550 million from the federal government and his clients, relative to Social Security disability. Several of his clients committed suicide.

So in other words, a Trump supporter.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:02:13pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Never is his faking bullshit more apparent when he talks religion.

Yet the Evangelicals eat it up. They actually have the nerve to argue that he’s more of a Christian than President Obama (Muslim) or Hillary Clinton (Witch). This is a man who cusses, cheats, engages in sexist, racist, bigoted behavior and is generally just an awful human being. But they love him.

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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:03:03pm

re: #93 Patricia Kayden

Yet the Evangelicals eat it up. They actually have the nerve to argue that he’s more of a Christian than President Obama (Muslim) or Hillary Clinton (Witch). This is a man who cusses, cheats, engages in sexist, racist, bigoted behavior and is generally just an awful human being. But they love him.

They eat it up because they don’t believe it themselves.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:03:04pm

re: #93 Patricia Kayden

Yet the Evangelicals eat it up. They actually have the nerve to argue that he’s more of a Christian than President Obama (Muslim) or Hillary Clinton (Witch). This is a man who cusses, cheats, engages in sexist, racist, bigoted behavior and is generally just an awful human being. But they love him.

Because he hates minorities.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:04:21pm

re: #95 Belafon

Because he hates minorities.

And oanders to them on the judicary.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:05:20pm

re: #94 darthstar

They eat it up because they don’t believe it themselves.

trump is a rich asshole. Wingnut god is a powerful asshole. It’s easy to see how trump has become wingnut god.

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ipsos  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:05:29pm

re: #85 Birth Control Works

Every State seems to have their own flavor.

Michigan:

Betsy Devos
Ted Nugent

New York:

Carl Paladino
Betsy McCaughey
Yam Family

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:06:05pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

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You know what? This country would be better served if Trump went ahead and played golf 100% of the time. No lie.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:07:32pm

re: #99 Patricia Kayden

Trump on the PGA Tour? Sounds good to me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:07:55pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:09:07pm

re: #83 Birth Control Works

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Which is quite ironic because he appears to be very hostile and mentally ill himself. He’s passing on to us what ails him.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:09:28pm

re: #99 Patricia Kayden

You know what? This country would be better served if Trump went ahead and played golf 100% of the time. No lie.

Absolutely. That’s why the large number of executive branch vacancies doesn’t bother me at all, except to serve as another piece of evidence that this jackass simply isn’t doing his job.

Anyone that trump would nominate is going to be worse than a vacancy in the relevant position.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:09:30pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:09:49pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Conn is an eastern Kentucky lawyer who was convicted of fraud, stealing ~$550 million from the federal government and his clients, relative to Social Security disability. Several of his clients committed suicide.

Watch the evangelical “guest speaker” circuit.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:10:31pm

And going through related videos brought up this gem.

Donald Trump does Bohemian Rhapsody parody

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:11:07pm

Big animals, small budgets: why poorer countries are leading the conservation charge

Surprisingly little attention has been paid to how the world shares the burden of conserving these charismatic species. We cannot ignore the possibility that we will lose many of them unless swift, decisive and collective action is taken by the global community.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:11:18pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

and she has boatloads of money.

And her brother.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:12:30pm

re: #102 Patricia Kayden

Which is quite ironic because he appears to be very hostile and mentally ill himself. He’s passing on to us what ails him.

Mental Illness can be contagious . .

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:13:45pm

re: #105 Shiplord Kirel

Watch the evangelical “guest speaker” circuit.

it will have to be in a country that does not have an extradition agreement with the USA

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:14:41pm

re: #15 MsJ

CNN is very concerned that Gillibrand dropped the F bomb when responding Fuck No! when asked about trump,

I didn’t think I could like her more than I did, but now I do!

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:15:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:15:14pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:16:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:16:41pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:17:03pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hellooo breakfast.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:17:40pm

I don’t know about this one, unless they mean that they prefer us as their meal.

:0

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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:19:26pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:19:52pm

It’s naptime, you have a reprieve from my sharing.

:0

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:20:17pm

re: #117 Birth Control Works

I don’t know about this one, unless they mean that they prefer us as their meal.

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we have 2 feline members of our household.
one is a very stereotypical diva “worship me human” cat…the other one is very lovable and she actually believes that she is a dog, not a cat.

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TedStriker  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:21:15pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

I LOVE LAMP

I love lamp - Anchorman

McCain has devolved into Brick Tamland…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:21:32pm
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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:22:13pm

re: #118 Birth Control Works

Don’t get my hopes up. I was fine until I hit Scott Dworkin.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:22:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:23:25pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:23:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:24:27pm

re: #123 Belafon

Don’t get my hopes up. I was fine until I hit Scott Dworkin.

and then Bi-Partisan Report…

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:24:53pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

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His hair is starting to have that Jim Traficant look to it. (Maybe it’s a crook thing.)

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:26:27pm

re: #32 jaunte

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Dementia creeps on cat little in feet.

“And that’s exactly what I said to King Solomon in Saudi Arabia the other day….”

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:27:03pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

it will have to be in a country that does not have an extradition agreement with the USA

FEDERAL OVERREACH!

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petesh  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:27:10pm

re: #19 MsJ

Why Republican’s hate Pelosi.

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Also why sensible people love her.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:30:38pm

Hey, way way way off topic here, but remember Pax Dickinson’s sudden departure from WeSearcher a few weeks back? I was going through some old tweets of mine.

I get a belated “called it”.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:33:32pm

re: #126 Charles Johnson

…because he knows the Republicans will never turn on him. The law no longer matters when it’s the President. The only recourse against a President is political - impeachment.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:35:04pm

Joyner missed the RWNJ memo on Lincoln, an evil overreaching dictator who abolished states rights, confiscated private property, and sent Sherman to pillage and burn every small farm in the South.

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:35:43pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Conn is an eastern Kentucky lawyer who was convicted of fraud, stealing ~$550 million from the federal government and his clients, relative to Social Security disability. Several of his clients committed suicide.

And why they thought that sleaze was a good bet for an ankle monitor is bizarre.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:35:52pm

re: #134 Shiplord Kirel

Joyner missed the RWNJ memo on Lincoln, an evil overreaching dictator who abolished states rights, confiscated private property, and sent Sherman to pillage and burn every small farm in the South.

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Uh no Rick.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:36:18pm

re: #128 BeachDem

His hair is starting to have that Jim Traficant look to it. (Maybe it’s a crook thing.)

He looked like shit in the sun during the presser.

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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:38:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:48:11pm
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Skip Intro  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:54:25pm
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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:57:33pm
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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 2:59:01pm

I don’t know much about the president of Romania, never seen him before today, but is it just me, or did other people notice how sane he looked next to Trump, how he spoke better English, how he was just more … presidential? Damn, I’d swap Orange Julius for him in a New York nanosecond.

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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:00:28pm

Don’t know if I posted this here yet or not…but check out the belly…

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:02:35pm

re: #142 whitebeach

A lot smarter too:

After graduating from the Faculty of Physics of the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca in 1983, Iohannis worked as a high school physics teacher at various schools and colleges in Sibiu, including, from 1989 to 1997, the Samuel von Brukenthal Gymnasium in Sibiu, the oldest German-speaking school in Romania. From 1997 to 1999, he was Deputy General School Inspector of Sibiu County, and from 1999 until his election as mayor in 2000, he was the General School Inspector, head of public schools in the county.

en.wikipedia.org

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Skip Intro  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:02:50pm

re: #142 whitebeach

Jack Nicholson’s Joker would look sane next to trump.

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ipsos  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:05:08pm

re: #143 darthstar

Don’t know if I posted this here yet or not…but check out the belly…

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PUPPY BELLY!!!!!!!!!!

That was my favorite part of getting ours last year when she was about 7 weeks old.

(Least favorite part? Puppy razor teeth!)

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Skip Intro  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:06:35pm

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump looks like he’s waiting for the English to Trump translation. I’ve seen parakeets do the same thing with their heads when they’re trying to understand you.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:07:53pm
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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:11:37pm

Personal advice request…

Let’s say you develop a friendship (at least what you interpret to be a friendship) with someone you have near daily interactions with. Let’s say due to changing circumstances (say, the other person is now halfway across the country), those daily interactions stop but you assume you’re still friends with the person. But whenever you try to have a conservation with the friend, they don’t want to talk.

Do you just stop trying or do you call them out on it?

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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:13:41pm

Twitter says I’m posting from Middletown, NJ. They’re only off by 2,989 miles. Damn…that geo-location thing has some bugs.

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gocart mozart  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:17:20pm

Today’s safety tip.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:18:36pm

re: #142 whitebeach

I don’t know much about the president of Romania, never seen him before today, but is it just me, or did other people notice how sane he looked next to Trump, how he spoke better English, how he was just more … presidential? Damn, I’d swap Orange Julius for him in a New York nanosecond.

A physics teacher by profession, Klaus Iohannis first came to prominence as mayor of Sibiu, a once declining city that he turned into a cultural capital of Europe and the leading tourist destination in Romania. There are some incredible sights there. I just have to share this one in particular, the interior of the Orthodox Cathedral:

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:21:47pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:24:32pm

re: #149 Timothy Watson

Personal advice request…

Let’s say you develop a friendship (at least what you interpret to be a friendship) with someone you have near daily interactions with. Let’s say due to changing circumstances (say, the other person is now halfway across the country), those daily interactions stop but you assume you’re still friends with the person. But whenever you try to have a conservation with the friend, they don’t want to talk.

Do you just stop trying or do you call them out on it?

Maybe ask when a good time to catch up might be and see what happens there? If they can’t think of one, then it may not be worth the effort.

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:26:20pm

re: #149 Timothy Watson

My advice? Been there, with a longtime lover and friend, then a long-distance lover and friend (she got a job offer far away she couldn’t refuse), then a distant friend, now someone who doesn’t want to talk about anything of any importance to either of us. I tried merely understanding as best I could, then calling out, and now giving up. If I had to do it over, I’d call out with the simultaneous promise that if she didn’t want to talk seriously about it, I’d say to hell with it.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:28:42pm

Apparently the replies to this are the dumpster fire you would expect, but it was not a permanent addition, merely some cardboard.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:28:55pm

re: #149 Timothy Watson

If it were me, and it had happened repeatedly, I might say something like “OK, give me a call when you have time to talk/feel like talking” and let them either call back or not. If you don’t hear back for a few weeks, maybe a quick email or text along the lines of “haven’t talked in a bit, how’s everything?”
If there is no response, fuck it and move on.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:30:10pm

re: #156 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Apparently the replies to this are the dumpster fire you would expect, but it was not a permanent addition, merely some cardboard.

Am I wrong or does it seem that sexism has in some ways gotten worse in recent years? Maybe the reaction against it has grown louder and that’s what I’m seeing.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:30:22pm

re: #157 Jebediah, RBG

If it were me, and it had happened repeatedly, I might say something like “OK, give me a call when you have time to talk/feel like talking” and let them either call back or not. If you don’t hear back for a few weeks, maybe a quick email or text along the lines of “haven’t talked in a bit, how’s everything?”
If there is no response, fuck it and move on.

I am one of those people who can be tricky to get ahold of but I try to make sure my friends know this and we still connect every few months or so for a long phone call.

(All my friends are out of state.)

(In some cases it’s every year or two. But at least we try.)

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calochortus  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:34:54pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Am I wrong or does it seem that sexism has in some ways gotten worse in recent years? Maybe the reaction against it has grown louder and that’s what I’m seeing.

Yes, the reaction on both sides is amplified by social media.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:35:16pm

re: #157 Jebediah, RBG

If it were me, and it had happened repeatedly, I might say something like “OK, give me a call when you have time to talk/feel like talking” and let them either call back or not. If you don’t hear back for a few weeks, maybe a quick email or text along the lines of “haven’t talked in a bit, how’s everything?”
If there is no response, fuck it and move on.

Yeah, I texted the person yesterday asked if it was alright to call, response was “I’m at work. What’s up” “Just wanted to talk” “About anything in particular?” “Not really, just wanted to talk” and that was the end of the conversation.

re: #159 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I am one of those people who can be tricky to get ahold of but I try to make sure my friends know this and we still connect every few months or so for a long phone call.

(All my friends are out of state.)

(In some cases it’s every year or two. But at least we try.)

The thing that pisses me off is that we wouldn’t have talked in almost six months at all if I hadn’t been trying. And I know you shouldn’t read that much into tone when it comes to text-based messages (Facebook and text messages), but the tone from the person has pissed me off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:35:33pm

re: #15 MsJ

CNN is very concerned that Gillibrand dropped the F bomb when responding Fuck No! when asked about trump,

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covfefe  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:35:49pm

Digging through pics and vids from the TOOL show last night on the webs and this is my absolute fave. Dare I say one of my fave TOOL related photos ever…

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calochortus  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:36:17pm

re: #161 Timothy Watson

Have you considered asking them whether there is an issue?

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:37:12pm

re: #164 calochortus

Have you considered asking them whether there is an issue?

Yeah, that’s what I meant about “calling them on it” in my original comment.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:37:47pm

We knew who he was

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:37:55pm

re: #159 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I am one of those people who can be tricky to get ahold of but I try to make sure my friends know this and we still connect every few months or so for a long phone call.

(All my friends are out of state.)

(In some cases it’s every year or two. But at least we try.)

I can be that way too sometimes, and like you try to let my friends know that I do want to be in touch. In his case it sounds like he isn’t sure if they want to be in touch. Now I’m wondering if I have fallen out of touch with people who assumed that was what I wanted based on my sporadic communication.

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darthstar  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:38:32pm
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covfefe  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:38:56pm

re: #151 gocart mozart

Looks like it’s the FPS Russia guy. lol

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calochortus  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:39:22pm

re: #165 Timothy Watson

Yeah, that’s what I meant about “calling them on it” in my original comment.

I think I’d do that in a non-confrontational way (Have I done something, or are you just busy these days?,) possibly in an email or text so they can consider how to respond.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:40:10pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I appreciate her fucking bluntness.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:40:37pm

re: #161 Timothy Watson

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:40:40pm

re: #166 Stanley Sea

We knew who he was

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Yep nothing has changed except his position.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:41:52pm

The Rudepundit is an essential voice for these troubled times. rudepundit.blogspot.com

A sample from his latest

Hey, there, Americans who voted for Donald Trump for president. I just wanna offer a hearty “thanks” for putting Trump in office. I mean, I thought things would be crazy, but, seriously, I never expected Trump to exceed expectations so quickly. Are you having fun yet? Are you tired of winning? Man, I sure am. I can’t handle all this winning.

That’s what it is, right? Trump’s wins? Having the former director of the FBI testify under oath that Trump is a debased, immoral lying liar who lies so much that you gotta be ready for more lies? That’s winning, no?

You can brag about all these wins, Trump voters. All nearly 63 million of you, every single one a racist, moron, hypocrite, and/or liar. You own this. How’s that feel? Is any of this getting through the Breitbart haze and Fox “news” mist? When tens of millions of people lose their health insurance and thousands of people die, that’s on you, you dumbass motherfuckers. When another banking crisis wipes out your meager retirement funds or makes you lose your home, that’s also on you.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:41:55pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I swear like a drunken sailor on shore leave. I couldn’t care less about swearing. What pissed me off most about the two women from CNN was the OHMYGOSHAWOMANSWEARINGOMGOMG! Where any man who did would be a nothing burger.

That and the “she only did it so we’d talk about it” discussion.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:43:31pm

re: #134 Shiplord Kirel

Joyner missed the RWNJ memo on Lincoln, an evil overreaching dictator who abolished states rights, confiscated private property, and sent Sherman to pillage and burn every small farm in the South.

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On that subject:

A couple of weeks ago, I was reviewing the chain of title to some land out here in the Low Country for a case at my office. The first research was done during a related case back when I was in middle school, and that case’s Affidavit describing the chain noted that it went back to so-and-so who had deed to it in 1880-something, but the records from before that “were destroyed by General Sherman”.

I knew he tore up railroads and burned stores, but land deeds too? Damn! That guy didn’t fsck around…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:43:36pm

re: #167 Jebediah, RBG

I can be that way too sometimes, and like you try to let my friends know that I do want to be in touch. In his case it sounds like he isn’t sure if they want to be in touch. Now I’m wondering if I have fallen out of touch with people who assumed that was what I wanted based on my sporadic communication.

At this point the friends I have are the ones who understand this and work much the same way.

I figure that’s probably for the better.

I don’t know, adulting is hard.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:44:46pm

re: #176 Pawn of the Oppressor

On that subject:

A couple of weeks ago, I was reviewing the chain of title to some land out here in the Low Country for a case at my office. The first research was done during a related case back when I was in middle school, and that case’s Affidavit describing the chain noted that it went back to so-and-so who had deed to it in 1880-something, but the records from before that “were destroyed by General Sherman”.

I knew he tore up railroads and burned stores, but land deeds too? Damn! That guy didn’t fsck around…

The funny thing Re: Sherman is that most of those same people revere Patton.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:47:02pm

re: #176 Pawn of the Oppressor

On that subject:

A couple of weeks ago, I was reviewing the chain of title to some land out here in the Low Country for a case at my office. The first research was done during a related case back when I was in middle school, and that case’s Affidavit describing the chain noted that it went back to so-and-so who had deed to it in 1880-something, but the records from before that “were destroyed by General Sherman”.

I knew he tore up railroads and burned stores, but land deeds too? Damn! That guy didn’t fsck around…

That reminds me of an unusual factoid about WWII best phrased as a riddle.

Q: How do you know WWII was total war?

A: The allies broke copyright vs. the Nazis.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:47:46pm

re: #172 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:49:46pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

It isn’t worse. But a major political party and the current President have gained power by giving permission to the bigots to act as the bigots have always been wanting to act.

Once being an asshole in public was frowned upon by most every one. Now if you call out a bigot on their behaviour it’s “I’ve been given permission. The President and the GOP say it’s all right because FREEDOM!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:50:21pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:50:22pm

re: #176 Pawn of the Oppressor

On that subject:

A couple of weeks ago, I was reviewing the chain of title to some land out here in the Low Country for a case at my office. The first research was done during a related case back when I was in middle school, and that case’s Affidavit describing the chain noted that it went back to so-and-so who had deed to it in 1880-something, but the records from before that “were destroyed by General Sherman”.

I knew he tore up railroads and burned stores, but land deeds too? Damn! That guy didn’t fsck around…

Sherman folklore, basically bogeyman stories, are a documented cultural phenomenon in the deep south.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:52:16pm

re: #181 Romantic Heretic

It isn’t worse. But a major political party and the current President have gained power by giving permission to the bigots to act as the bigots have always been wanting to act.

Once being an asshole in public was frowned upon by most every one. Now if you call out a bigot on their behaviour it’s “I’ve been given permission. The President and the GOP say it’s all right because FREEDOM!”

Yeah that would be my accessment as well.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:52:26pm

To this day, Richard the Lionheart is a kind of bogeyman in Levantine folklore. Mothers are known to ask frightened children, “What are you afraid of? Did you see King Richard in the bushes?”

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Skip Intro  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:52:34pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:52:40pm

re: #180 Timothy Watson

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:52:42pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Now begs the question is how is he going to embarrass us there?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:55:10pm

re: #183 Shiplord Kirel

Sherman folklore, basically bogeyman stories, are a documented cultural phenomenon in the deep south.

General Sherman borrowed five bucks from me and still hadn’t returned it yet.

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plansbandc  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:55:18pm

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Don’t worry. He’ll figure out a way.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:55:21pm

re: #185 Shiplord Kirel

To this day, Richard the Lionheart is a kind of bogeyman in Levantine folklore. Mothers are known to ask frightened children, “What are you afraid of? Did you see King Richard in the bushes?”

RWNJs have something similar, their bogeyman being George Soros, assisted by the wicked witch Hillary.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:56:01pm

Evening Lizardim.

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:56:28pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well, I’m glad it’s going to be a “major” speech, because otherwise it would just be a speech and it wouldn’t be “major.” Gah—my head hurts.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:56:35pm

re: #190 plansbandc

Don’t worry. He’ll figure out a way.

“I know how much you guys love Russia here in Poland.”

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:57:05pm

re: #190 plansbandc

Don’t worry. He’ll figure out a way.

We’re doing well if the worst that potus* Grabbyhands McTinyfingers does is embarrass the US.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:57:47pm

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Now begs the question is how is he going to embarrass us there?

I’ll take embarrassment. The alternative - and realistic expectation due to Trump’s ignorance - is damaged relations with allies or (and?) world war.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:58:06pm

re: #195 HappyWarrior

“I know how much you guys love Russia here in Poland.”

“I just cut a deal with my friend Putin to divide your country in two. You’ll love it. Best deal ever.”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:58:46pm

re: #197 MsJ

I’ll take embarrassment. The alternative - and realistic expectation due to Trump’s ignorance - is damaged relations with allies or (and?) world war.

True that.

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dangerman  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:59:03pm

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Now begs the question is how is he going to embarrass us there?

re my #10 above, i predict Poland will join the alliance with rocks, boxes of; hammers, bags of; and knives, not the sharpest in the drawer

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 3:59:46pm

re: #198 EPR-radar

“I just cut a deal with my friend Putin to divide your country in two. You’ll love it. Best deal ever.”

“We also have this great plan for building some sanitary facilities. You know these Jewish folk kinda have an odor about them. Sad!”

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:02:17pm

Speaking of folklore, my maternal grandfather’s family was a rich source of easily debunked stories and legends. His brother Thornton, my great uncle, was an especially noted fountain of bullshit even by rural Texas standards. One story they told was that Thornt’s father was returning from World War One on the Titanic and survived the sinking. Alas, the Titanic sank more than 2 years before the war even started.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:04:56pm

re: #202 Shiplord Kirel

Speaking of folklore, my maternal grandfather’s family was a rich source of easily debunked stories and legends. His brother Thornton, my great uncle, was an especially noted fountain of bullshit even by rural Texas standards. One story they told was that Thornt’s father was returning from World War One on the Titanic and survived the sinking. Alas, the Titanic sank more than 2 years before the war even started.

Family legends are fun. I actually did get one verified. Not sure if you were here when I mentioned making contact with a Slovenian cousin but my grandfather always told us that his cousins in Slovenia had joined Tito’s Partisans during WWII. (His father and mother both had siblings that stayed in Slovenia). Anyhow, I was talking to the cousin the other day and I asked him about it. And sure enough. It’s true. The other rumor about one of the cousins being killed by the invading Axis inspiring the survivors to join up may be true too.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:06:33pm

I have two different Twitters now and on one of them my timeline is about half politics and half how to write a good sex scene.

It’s one of those days.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:06:41pm

As a baseball fan, one of my favorites though is how my Dad’s maternal grandfather was a friend of Honus Wagner and would take my Nana and her older sisters to games at Forbes Field and they would watch the brawls that were more common in those days. Pap-Pap may well have known Wagner. I believe I found an article describing him as an amateur ball player and he was Honus’s age so maybe they played together before the other went pro and other went the more humble route of an elevator operator and my great grandpa.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:07:36pm

re: #204 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I have two different Twitters now and on one of them my timeline is about half politics and half how to write a good sex scene.

It’s one of those days.

Step 1: Have good sex.

Am I doing it right?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:09:32pm

re: #206 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Step 1: Have good sex.

Am I doing it right?

It’s helpful but not required.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:10:36pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:13:32pm

re: #204 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I have two different Twitters now and on one of them my timeline is about half politics and half how to write a good sex scene.

It’s one of those days.

I think it would be fun to write a tweet that would leave you guessing which I was referring to. Something like, “There’s really no substitute for experience”

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:15:13pm

facebook.com

Good video from Ezra Klein.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:16:30pm

re: #209 Blind Frog Belly White

Or, “It just seems most men are more comfortable with the right. The left seems like an inept stranger who doesn’t know what they want.”

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:16:57pm

re: #208 Stanley Sea

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Some of the gifs on that thread are hilarious.

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:17:58pm

re: #204 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I have two different Twitters now and on one of them my timeline is about half politics and half how to write a good sex scene.

It’s one of those days.

I’m betting that “grab ‘em by the p*ssy” doesn’t appear on either thread.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:19:00pm

re: #187 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:19:13pm

re: #213 whitebeach

I’m betting that “grab ‘em by the p*ssy” doesn’t appear on either thread.

She did specify ‘writing a good sex scene’.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:23:02pm

re: #215 Blind Frog Belly White

She did specify ‘writing a good sex scene’.

As evidenced by the campaign (and Rule 34), there are certainly some women out there who are into that.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:24:18pm

re: #214 Timothy Watson

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:35:24pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:38:12pm

re: #218 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Well, it’s better than Theresa May.

/Not that that’s a high bar to clear

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:40:50pm

So though if May steps down. That’s 3 PMs in about 2 years?

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Major Tom  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:43:18pm

re: #220 HappyWarrior

So though if May steps down. That’s 3 PMs in about 2 years?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again

Seriously though, scary times.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:44:24pm

re: #218 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Larry!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:44:26pm

re: #220 HappyWarrior

So though if May steps down. That’s 3 PMs in about 2 years?

Yep. Canadian politics has seen similar twice in the past 20 odd years. Parliamentary systems can get strange like that.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:45:23pm

re: #217 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:45:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:45:36pm

re: #221 Major Tom

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Seriously though, scary times.

YEah between us and the Brits, there’s a bit of a vaccum for leadership in the West. Merkel, Macron, & Trudeau are performing admirably though.

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Major Tom  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:45:56pm

France, Canada and Germany, leading the Western Free-World right now.

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Major Tom  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:46:18pm

re: #226 HappyWarrior

YEah between us and the Brits, there’s a bit of a vaccum for leadership in the West. Merkel, Macron, & Trudeau are performing admirably though.

heh

Second!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:47:34pm

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Now begs the question is how is he going to embarrass us there?

He’ll tell some Polish jokes.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:47:35pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

Larry!

I’m Team Palmerston (Chief Mouser to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office).

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:47:51pm

re: #228 Major Tom

heh

Second!

Great minds and all that jazz.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:48:35pm

re: #230 Timothy Watson

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I’m Team Palmerston (Chief Mouser to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office).

Palmerston you say? Pitt the elder!

Answer: The Greatest Prime Minister in England

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:49:19pm

Is it just me or do Simpsons jokes ALWAYS work?

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:49:44pm

re: #232 HappyWarrior

Palmerston you say? Pitt the elder!

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God, that’s a Simpsons scene I had actually forgotten about!

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:50:24pm

re: #233 HappyWarrior

Is it just me or do Simpsons jokes ALWAYS work?

25 years gives us plenty of material.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:51:28pm

re: #234 Timothy Watson

God, that’s a Simpsons scene I had actually forgotten about!

That’s actually one of my favorite episodes being a baseball fan.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:51:38pm

re: #235 Belafon

25 years gives us plenty of material.

True that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:51:54pm

re: #232 HappyWarrior

Palmerston you say? Pitt the elder!

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And I respond with Pitt the Younger…

The Prince and the PM - Blackadder - BBC

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:53:15pm

As long as that means the population includes Trump and his co-conspirators…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:53:35pm

re: #235 Belafon

25 years gives us plenty of material.

Okay, so, true story: I have never actually watched the Simpsons.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:54:22pm

re: #225 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:54:29pm

re: #240 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, so, true story: I have never actually watched the Simpsons.

What kind of monster are you?!!?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:55:02pm

re: #239 The Vicious Babushka

As long as that means the population includes Trump and his co-conspirators…

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I do hope Trump and his friends enjoy Colorado in the winter.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:55:21pm

re: #240 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, so, true story: I have never actually watched the Simpsons.

I’ve watched maybe 10 episodes. I was never allowed to watch it growing up. When I was old enough and on my own, I just never saw the humor in it.

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wrenchwench  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:56:06pm

re: #239 The Vicious Babushka

As long as that means the population includes Trump and his co-conspirators…

[Federal prison population expected to grow under Trump ]

This means Trump will be on the less-crowded upper floor.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:56:22pm

re: #244 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’ve watched maybe 10 episodes. I was never allowed to watch it growing up. When I was old enough and on my own, I just never saw the humor in it.

Man you missed out. My opinion of course. I literally can’t imagine my life without the Simpsons. Probably because it including hte Ullman shorts has been on my entire life.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:56:25pm

re: #244 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’ve watched maybe 10 episodes. I was never allowed to watch it growing up. When I was old enough and on my own, I just never saw the humor in it.

Vaguely same: it never appealed. My parents don’t watch it either, so I didn’t have the exposure when I was younger.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:57:11pm

re: #240 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, so, true story: I have never actually watched the Simpsons.

Someone should do a paper on the different versions of Marge and Homer getting together and how they reflect the times they are based in.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:57:16pm

To each his own though. I never got into Dr. Who which is funny because I was obsessed with time travel as a kid.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:57:31pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

And I respond with Pitt the Younger…

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Video

I love that one!

“Which Pitt would that be? Pitt the Toddler? Pitt the Embryo? Pitt the Gleam in the Milkman’s Eye?”

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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:57:36pm

re: #240 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, so, true story: I have never actually watched the Simpsons.

Me, either! There are two of us.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:58:12pm

re: #249 HappyWarrior

To each his own though. I never got into Dr. Who which is funny because I was obsessed with time travel as a kid.

What? Tolerate those who have different tastes?! NEVER! I shall fight you to my dying breath, unbeliever!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:58:26pm

re: #248 Belafon

Someone should do a paper on the different versions of Marge and Homer getting together and how they reflect the times they are based in.

All my high school English papers were on Star Wars and Harry Potter.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:58:28pm

I suspect she may have been trolling him.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:58:42pm

re: #252 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What? Tolerate those who have different tastes?! NEVER! I shall fight you to my dying breath, unbeliever!

I mean it’s not liky Klys said she was a Creed fan.

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:58:46pm

Regarding Trump’s threatened law suit, I mentioned this the other day, but it bears repeating…

Even assuming that executive privilege would be applicable under these facts (and that’s not a guarantee since we’re talking about potential criminal acts by the president), the moment Trump published the letter saying that Comey informed him three times that he wasn’t under investigation, Trump waived the privilege. He made it a matter of public interest and dialog. Trump can’t now claim that Comey is a leaker when he was actually the one to make the issue public.

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Major Tom  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:59:17pm

re: #240 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, so, true story: I have never actually watched the Simpsons.

Russian spy!

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:59:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:59:46pm

re: #256 KGxvi

Regarding Trump’s threatened law suit, I mentioned this the other day, but it bears repeating…

Even assuming that executive privilege would be applicable under these facts (and that’s not a guarantee since we’re talking about potential criminal acts by the president), the moment Trump published the letter saying that Comey informed him three times that he wasn’t under investigation, Trump waived the privilege. He made it a matter of public interest and dialog. Trump can’t now claim that Comey is a leaker when he was actually the one to make the issue public.

As an attorney, do you think Trump’s attorney is that incompetent or he’s humoring Trump by going through with this?

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BigPapa  Jun 9, 2017 • 4:59:50pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gillebrand dropped a few choice FBombs? I like her even more now.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:00:00pm

re: #254 Blind Frog Belly White

I suspect she may have been trolling him.

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Or maybe hoping there would be someone with some kind of experience.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:00:10pm

re: #257 Major Tom

Russian spy!

My homer is not a communist

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:00:26pm

re: #254 Blind Frog Belly White

I suspect she may have been trolling him.

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I’d like to believe she thought Romney was enough of a patriot, and a grown up with political experience, that he’d be able to unfuck many of Trump’s fuck ups.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:01:27pm

re: #260 BigPapa

Gillebrand dropped a few choice FBombs? I like her even more now.

Indeed, I saw the clip. It came off genuine and I think spoke for us fucking all. They were trying to bait Amy Klobuchar into comdemning it on CNN and Senator Klobuchar wouldn’t do it.

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bratwurst  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:01:48pm

AMAZING old tweet dug up & retweeted by @EricBoehlert of Media Matters:

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:02:27pm

re: #265 bratwurst

AMAZING old tweet dug up & retweeted by @EricBoehlert of Media Matters:

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I seem to recall Charles showing Spicer’s temper tantrums on Twitter long before he got involved with TEam Trump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:02:52pm

re: #258 jaunte

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Gee, just like when he met with the President of Mexico during the campaign, and said they hadn’t discussed The Wall or who was going to pay for it.

And the Mexican President said in no uncertain terms, “Oh, yes, we did!”

If Trump agreed to be deposed under oath by Mueller, I wonder how many times a minute his lawyer would interrupt to say, “I need to confer with my client!”

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:03:59pm

re: #259 HappyWarrior

As an attorney, do you think Trump’s attorney is that incompetent or he’s humoring Trump by going through with this?

I’m going to go with my standard Trump response and say: why not both?

I find it hard to believe that an attorney can be clueless on the basic principle of how privileges work, but given that top firms have told Trump to pound sand (and those that used to represent him would send two attorneys to every meeting), it’s entirely possible he has someone who is less than good. But again, if this isn’t an area you know (and I’ll admit I’ve probably got more knowledge of constitutional law than most attorneys), it’s something you should be able to find the answer to within 10 minutes on west law.

I also suspect that given Trump’s general track record, humoring him is SOP for anyone that does any sort of work for him.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:05:31pm

re: #268 KGxvi

I’m going to go with my standard Trump response and say: why not both?

I find it hard to believe that an attorney can be clueless on the basic principle of how privileges work, but given that top firms have told Trump to pound sand (and those that used to represent him would send two attorneys to every meeting), it’s entirely possible he has someone who is less than good. But again, if this isn’t an area you know (and I’ll admit I’ve probably got more knowledge of constitutional law than most attorneys), it’s something you should be able to find the answer to within 10 minutes on west law.

I also suspect that given Trump’s general track record, humoring him is SOP for anyone that does any sort of work for him.

I can just hear my boss sighing thinking about dealing with Trump. as a possible client. Not like Trump would ever hire my boss anyhow hahaha.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:06:31pm

So weird. I baked a pound cake yesterday and Facebook informs me that I baked the exact same cake one year ago today.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:06:57pm

re: #270 The Vicious Babushka

So weird. I baked a pound cake yesterday and Facebook informs me that I baked the exact same cake one year ago today.

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It’s a cakespiracy.

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:07:51pm

So, wait, Trump said he’d be willing to be deposed - under oath - in Mueller’s investigation? That is flat out amazing.

Also, I just had a random thought, aren’t most all of the president’s phone calls recorded? Or is that just when it involves a foreign government? I mean, shouldn’t there be a read out of his calls with Comey that show who initiated the call along with what was said?

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Timothy Watson  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:08:36pm

re: #246 HappyWarrior

Man you missed out. My opinion of course. I literally can’t imagine my life without the Simpsons. Probably because it including hte Ullman shorts has been on my entire life.

The bad thing is that I was watching it when I was so young that I didn’t get half of the pop cultural references at the time.

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:08:42pm

re: #270 The Vicious Babushka

So weird. I baked a pound cake yesterday and Facebook informs me that I baked the exact same cake one year ago today.

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A glitch in the Matrix. Or for the Doctor Who fans among us, simulations are bad with random numbers, Veritas.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:08:43pm

re: #260 BigPapa

Gillebrand dropped a few choice FBombs? I like her even more now.

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SteelPH  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:08:53pm

re: #270 The Vicious Babushka

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:09:50pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

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Fuck. Can’t he take Uber?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:09:55pm

re: #264 HappyWarrior

Indeed, I saw the clip. It came off genuine and I think spoke for us fucking all. They were trying to bait Amy Klobuchar into comdemning it on CNN and Senator Klobuchar wouldn’t do it.

The Senators of the Great State of Minnesota are not quite like other American politicians.

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:10:35pm

re: #246 HappyWarrior

Man you missed out. My opinion of course. I literally can’t imagine my life without the Simpsons. Probably because it including hte Ullman shorts has been on my entire life.

I haven’t really watched it much recently, to be honest. And having cut the cord, my viewing habits have really changed - I now kind of have to go looking for something rather than just stumbling upon it. That said, the FXNow app has all the Simpsons episodes and you can either pick which one to watch or just do a random episode, which is pretty cool.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:11:28pm

re: #273 Timothy Watson

The bad thing is that I was watching it when I was so young that I didn’t get half of the pop cultural references at the time.

Same.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:11:55pm

re: #272 KGxvi

So, wait, Trump said he’d be willing to be deposed - under oath - in Mueller’s investigation? That is flat out amazing.

Also, I just had a random thought, aren’t most all of the president’s phone calls recorded? Or is that just when it involves a foreign government? I mean, shouldn’t there be a read out of his calls with Comey that show who initiated the call along with what was said?

He also said his healthcare plan would cover more people, for less money, with lower premiums and copays, and better coverage, and it would all be so easy.

IOW, just because he said it in full view of dozens of people in person, and millions of people electronically, and it was recorded and all doesn’t mean he meant a word of it.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:12:19pm

re: #279 KGxvi

I haven’t really watched it much recently, to be honest. And having cut the cord, my viewing habits have really changed - I now kind of have to go looking for something rather than just stumbling upon it. That said, the FXNow app has all the Simpsons episodes and you can either pick which one to watch or just do a random episode, which is pretty cool.

Unfortunately I can’t use that app because my plan won’t let me.

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:12:25pm

re: #264 HappyWarrior

Indeed, I saw the clip. It came off genuine and I think spoke for us fucking all. They were trying to bait Amy Klobuchar into comdemning it on CNN and Senator Klobuchar wouldn’t do it.

I liked this take:

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:13:16pm

re: #282 HappyWarrior

Unfortunately I can’t use that app because my plan won’t let me.

I cheat and use my parents’ log in (also, the Simpsons are on Hulu, so there’s that)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:13:52pm

re: #284 KGxvi

I cheat and use my parents’ log in (also, the Simpsons are on Hulu, so there’s that)

I do this for sportsball/sportspuck games, since their streaming services generally require a cable account.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:15:14pm

re: #283 KGxvi

I liked this take:

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So far, I have just listened to Pod Save the World, but they keep the interviews clean for the most part. It’s the fun interstitial stuff that includes f-bombs.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:16:11pm

re: #284 KGxvi

I cheat and use my parents’ log in (also, the Simpsons are on Hulu, so there’s that)

Wait do they have all the eps on Hulu now?

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:17:37pm

re: #251 retired cynic

Me, either! There are two of us.

Three.

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:18:07pm

re: #286 Barefoot Grin

So far, I have just listened to Pod Save the World, but they keep the interviews clean for the most part. It’s the fun interstitial stuff that includes f-bombs.

I’ve subscribed to four of their podcasts: Pod Save America; Pod Save the World; With Friends Like These; and, Lovett or Leave it. I find all of them fairly interesting and with the time. I’ve got four more pods that I listen to as well, but for now, these are the only political type ones.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:20:43pm

“…In a new brief asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit brought against Trump by ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), DOJ lawyers contend that the foreign emoluments clause doesn’t apply to “fair-market commercial transactions” like payments for hotel rooms and golf club fees, according to Bloomberg.”

“…The case is Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Trump, 17-cv-00458, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).”
bloomberg.com

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:23:25pm

re: #290 jaunte

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“…The case is Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Trump, 17-cv-00458, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).”
bloomberg.com

Drain the swamp, drain the swap. // Thanks again stupid Trump voters.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:26:48pm

re: #290 jaunte

If Trump wins that case I will scream.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:26:49pm

re: #281 Blind Frog Belly White

He also said his healthcare plan would cover more people, for less money, with lower premiums and copays, and better coverage, and it would all be so easy.

IOW, just because he said it in full view of dozens of people in person, and millions of people electronically, and it was recorded and all doesn’t mean he meant a word of it.

And even if he was deposed under oath, I’d still not believe a word he said. The man lies so much, I find it possible that he may literally not be able to tell the truth anymore. Which would result in some serious consequences if he did lie under oath, but I just don’t know if he’s capable of doing otherwise.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:28:05pm
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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:28:27pm

re: #264 HappyWarrior

Indeed, I saw the clip. It came off genuine and I think spoke for us fucking all. They were trying to bait Amy Klobuchar into comdemning it on CNN and Senator Klobuchar wouldn’t do it.

It’s getting to be very difficult to talk about fucking Republicans and motherfucking tr*mp without the language getting a little fucking salty.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:28:32pm

re: #278 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The Senators of the Great State of Minnesota are not quite like other American politicians.

We here in Kentucky have the Bizarro World reverse Senators….

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:29:25pm

re: #294 jaunte

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Rest in Pineapple.

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Cheechako  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:30:47pm

re: #294 jaunte

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I think the thread is about to be hi-jacked.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:31:09pm

re: #290 jaunte

LO-fucking-L. These worthless shitstains truly are the dregs of humanity.

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BigPapa  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:31:17pm

re: #294 jaunte

He’s not even Hawaiian! (throws empty beer can at door)

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:32:51pm

re: #290 jaunte

The feeling when the Department of Justice is reduced to mouthpieces for a mobster.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:33:26pm

re: #300 BigPapa

He’s not even Hawaiian! (throws empty beer can at door)

His name has the requisite vowels for honorary status.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:33:32pm

re: #291 HappyWarrior

Drain the swamp, drain the swap

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TedStriker  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:34:21pm

re: #243 HappyWarrior

I do hope Trump and his friends enjoy Colorado in the winter.

I hear the weather at ADX Florence is wonderful during ski season…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:34:36pm

and Dingell would agree with this one:

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:34:49pm

re: #301 EPR-radar

The feeling when the Department of Justice is reduced to mouthpieces for a mobster.

I’d like to know which DoJ lawyers are working on this.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:35:12pm

re: #294 jaunte

Giphy

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TedStriker  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:35:36pm

re: #255 HappyWarrior

I mean it’s not liky Klys said she was a Creed fan.

Or a Coldplay fan…

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:36:41pm
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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:37:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:37:20pm

Saving everyone a click:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An estimated 19.5 million viewers watched James Comey’s widely televised U.S. Senate testimony.

Nielsen figures released Friday tallied the audience for the fired FBI director’s appearance across ad-supported networks and cable channels.

The major outlets divided Thursday’s audience up fairly evenly, with leader ABC’s 3.295 million viewers followed closely by CBS with 3.286 million. Fox News had 3.104 million and CNN had 3.059 million. MSNBC attracted 2.737 million and NBC drew 2.723 million.

Smaller audiences tuned in to the hearing on Univision, Fox Business Network and HLN.

Total viewership for the highly anticipated event fell short of the 30.6 million who watched President Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20.

It was the most recent news event carried live on so many U.S. me

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:38:43pm

re: #294 jaunte

He should eat it for all eternity.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:38:47pm

re: #310 jaunte

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:39:36pm

re: #312 whitebeach

He should eat it for all eternity.

A heavenly eternity that would be!

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BigPapa  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:41:39pm

re: #302 Barefoot Grin

His name has the requisite vowels for honorary status.

I get in before he does. That’s all I ask. Even if I got less vowels.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:42:13pm

@JasminMuj
The worst part about this is that the precious resources of the Justice Department are being squandered defending transparent corruption.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:43:21pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:43:36pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:43:55pm

re: #318 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Note, this is satire.

But fun.

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gocart mozart  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:45:48pm
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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:48:49pm

re: #306 jaunte

I’d like to know which DoJ lawyers are working on this.

All people that remain within tr*mp’s zone of corruption must inevitably become victims of tr*mp’s abuse and/or enablers of it. There is no other possibility.

These lawyers are finding out that out first hand right about now, by making arguments that could get them sanctioned.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:49:56pm

re: #321 EPR-radar

I like the way you’ve worked an asshole right into his name.

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Citizen K  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:50:40pm

It might be because the times just have me ready to fly off the handle with more f-bombs lately, but…yeah, the shit with first Reza Aslan and then Gillibrand getting guff for obscenities when we have CNN contributors who market blatant xenophobic bullshit (forget the piles of atrocities that is Fox News) has somehow not made me sympathetic toward those falling for the fainting couches over such things. We have the live debasement of everything America did stand for and should have stood for, via a toddler wearing the guise of a mafia godfather wannabe.

So…yeah, #FuckThat

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:51:56pm

re: #301 EPR-radar

The feeling when the Department of Justice is reduced to mouthpieces for a mobster.

Seems like a good time for this:

Donald Trump doesn’t seem to fancy himself the next George Washington, Abe Lincoln or even James Buchanan. No, Trump looks in the mirror in the morning and mistakenly sees Michael Corleone. You know, the version of Michael played by Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part II — suave, smart and ruthless Mafia don.

In truth, only in his wildest narcissistic dreams could Don Donald approach Michael Corleone’s people skills. Unlike The Godfather, Trump fails to keep his promises. He blabs — just can’t keep a secret — gets little done, has few friends and takes things “very, very personal,” as Michael’s late brother Sonny would say…

Then Trump added, “Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know.” As in, hey Jimmy, you remember that thing about the thing I asked you to do? Aficionados of organized crime also will recall that in English, Cosa Nostra, once a familiar synonym for the Sicilian Mafia, translates as “Our Thing.”

billmoyers.com

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:52:34pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:53:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:53:44pm

re: #310 jaunte

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well, isn’t that just one of the payments Sessions is required to make for his appointed office?

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Citizen K  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:54:14pm

re: #323 Citizen K

And to follow up on that Hill article:

The amount of norms just being tossed aside because we can’t dare to begrudge a rich guy unless he’s a Democrat is…ugh. I mean…this really is just straight up organized crime, right out in the open.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:55:08pm

Emergency food sources, normally revolting stuff I would eat only if I were starving to death, from least to most repulsive:

1. horse
2. goat
3. lizard
4. rodents
5. insects
6. monkey
7. cat,
8. dog
9. human
10. pineapple pizza

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:55:29pm

re: #324 BeachDem

tr*mp’s language is even closer to ‘La Cosa Nostra’ (i.e., that thing of ours).

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:56:02pm

re: #310 jaunte

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Also, is this correct?

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:57:33pm
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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:57:54pm

re: #331 BeachDem

That I don’t know.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:58:33pm

This is a good read

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 5:59:50pm

re: #331 BeachDem

Our Mission Statement

To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States* according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
justice.gov

*Or possibly just the interests of that asshole and his family.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:00:17pm

re: #322 jaunte

I like the way you’ve worked an asshole right into his name.

I was just going for a standard disemvoweling, but this also works well.

The tr*mp is a rare and deadly creature whose digestive tract is unique in the animal kingdom. Its mouth and anus are completely indistinguishable in both appearance and function.

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:06:46pm

re: #335 jaunte

*Or possibly just the interests of that asshole and his family.

Thanks. Seems like it should be his personal lawyer consigliere making the argument, bogus as it is.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:08:47pm

re: #337 BeachDem

Thanks. Seems like it should be his personal lawyer consigliere making the argument, bogus as it is.

A big part of tr*mp’s evil is that he naturally corrupts everything and everyone around him. In this case, career DOJ lawyers are acting as mob consiglieres.

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:12:01pm

This will not end well:

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed amended “stand your ground” legislation on Friday, making it easier for defendants in the state to successfully claim they were protecting themselves when they commit violence.

Going to go watch some House of Cards. Seems less horrifying than real life. (My only problem so far with season 5 is I’m afraid it might be giving the republicans/the yam ideas.)

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:17:10pm

Here is some fine art from a DailyKos commenter on the subject of Steve Bannon’s appearance:

He looks like he woke up on the bathroom floor of a skid row bar and combed his hair with a pork chop.

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Citizen K  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:20:47pm

re: #339 BeachDem

This will not end well:

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed amended “stand your ground” legislation on Friday, making it easier for defendants in the state to successfully claim they were protecting themselves when they commit violence.

Going to go watch some House of Cards. Seems less horrifying than real life. (My only problem so far with season 5 is I’m afraid it might be giving the republicans/the yam ideas.)

Christ. Yes, because the problem with Stand Your Ground in Florida is that it was too strict, too confining. Jesus

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:21:46pm

re: #339 BeachDem

This will not end well:

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed amended “stand your ground” legislation on Friday, making it easier for defendants in the state to successfully claim they were protecting themselves when they commit violence.

Going to go watch some House of Cards. Seems less horrifying than real life. (My only problem so far with season 5 is I’m afraid it might be giving the republicans/the yam ideas.)

It’s not aired on Fox, he’ll never watch it.

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SteelPH  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:22:31pm

re: #341 Citizen K

Christ. Yes, because the problem with Stand Your Ground in Florida is that it was too strict, too confining. Jesus

I’m still waiting for when they try to outright legalize murder.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:22:51pm

re: #339 BeachDem

This will not end well:

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed amended “stand your ground” legislation on Friday, making it easier for defendants in the state to successfully claim they were protecting themselves when they commit violence.

Going to go watch some House of Cards. Seems less horrifying than real life. (My only problem so far with season 5 is I’m afraid it might be giving the republicans/the yam ideas.)

YEs, we need more laws for “justifyable homicide.//

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HappyWarrior  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:23:18pm

re: #343 SteelPH

I’m still waiting for when they try to outright legalize murder.

Or prohibit any criminal investigation if a cop kills a civilian.

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EPR-radar  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:24:36pm

re: #341 Citizen K

Christ. Yes, because the problem with Stand Your Ground in Florida is that it was too strict, too confining. Jesus

I imagine it is now completely legal for any white person in Florida to heavily arm themselves in public and blow away any non-white people they want to.

However, should a non-white person attempt to heavily arm themselves in public and blow away any white people they want to, I’m sure this will still be illegal.

Truly a mystery.

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gocart mozart  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:26:24pm
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Citizen K  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:26:32pm

re: #343 SteelPH

I’m still waiting for when they try to outright legalize murder.

I’m pretty sure that the intent behind loosening Stand Your Ground is just that, really.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:29:36pm
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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:34:40pm
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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:38:19pm

re: #329 Shiplord Kirel

Emergency food sources, normally revolting stuff I would eat only if I were starving to death, from least to most repulsive:

1. horse
2. goat
3. lizard
4. rodents
5. insects
6. monkey
7. cat,
8. dog
9. human
10. pineapple pizza

Concur entirely, although I might put another few toppings, such as hyena or buzzard in the slots above PP.

But this is easily settled for now and ever. It is generally agreed among all right-thinking and experienced men and women that the greatest pizza west of Naples is cooked in the coal-fired ovens of John’s on Bleecker Street in New York. Here is John’s menu:

johnsbrickovenpizza.com

Do you see pineapple? Do you even see ham?

Case closed.

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451_Montag  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:39:40pm

re: #329 Shiplord Kirel

Emergency food sources, normally revolting stuff I would eat only if I were starving to death, from least to most repulsive:

1. horse
2. goat
3. lizard
4. rodents
5. insects
6. monkey
7. cat,
8. dog
9. human
10. pineapple pizza

As

Pah

I’ve eaten the first 5 in the last 6 months.

….

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:50:28pm

re: #351 whitebeach

I miss proper pizza. :(

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gocart mozart  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:51:48pm

A congreesman asks me a question. I gave four answers in the form of news articles. Feel free to add more.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:52:39pm
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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:54:29pm

re: #354 gocart mozart

ledger-enquirer.com

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Charles Johnson  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:56:04pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:57:24pm

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:57:32pm

re: #353 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I miss proper pizza. :(

Sometimes I literally dream about it.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 9, 2017 • 6:59:46pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:03:02pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:07:50pm

re: #360 Charles Johnson

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CBGB  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:12:49pm

re: #358 teleskiguy

This New Jerseyite says that pineapple belongs on pizza. Yes.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:13:03pm

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

Looks good.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:15:42pm

re: #363 CBGB

Like the Middle East and their ghastly conflicts over the centuries, in the LGF Pineapple Pizza Wars there will always be belligerents. The only course is to stand your ground for what you believe in.

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bratwurst  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:17:12pm

Brave patriots!

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:19:20pm

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:19:38pm

re: #360 Charles Johnson

Laugh or Cry?
I choose… Laugh.

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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:20:22pm

re: #366 bratwurst

Brave patriots!

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Is that a blood scar of bondage on his hand?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:20:40pm

re: #366 bratwurst

I honestly don’t know which is worse: The terrible shit Trump is doing or the fact the GOP are so spinelessly letting him get away with it.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:21:45pm

re: #370 Eclectic Cyborg

I honestly don’t know which is worse: The terrible shit Trump is doing or the fact the GOP are so spinelessly going along with it.

The GOP is worse, because one of the functions of Congress is to prevent a president from going way out of bounds.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:22:00pm

Where’s all the Chicago Deep Dish folks out in LGF land?

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:22:25pm

re: #366 bratwurst

Brave patriots!

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bratwurst  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:22:54pm

re: #370 Eclectic Cyborg

I honestly don’t know which is worse: The terrible shit Trump is doing or the fact the GOP are so spinelessly letting him get away with it.

The latter…especially from 3 guys who have nothing to lose.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:23:51pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

Where’s all the Chicago Deep Dish folks out in LGF land?

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In the old days Papa Dels in Champaign, Il was one of the best. They expanded and suffered (in my opinion).

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:24:45pm

re: #371 Belafon

The GOP is worse.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:25:18pm
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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:25:22pm

re: #365 teleskiguy

Like the Middle East and their ghastly conflicts over the centuries, in the LGF Pineapple Pizza Wars there will always be belligerents. The only course is to stand your ground for what you believe in.

As long as you understand that the Taliban also stand for what they believe in, and that when it comes to pizza, the pineapple people are the Taliban.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:26:20pm

re: #378 whitebeach

As long as you understand that the Taliban also stand for what they believe in, and that when it comes to pizza, the pineapple people are the Taliban.

Giphy

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:28:59pm

re: #376 jaunte

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The GOP is worse.

They are not listening

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:29:20pm

re: #379 teleskiguy

We could start calling it Panopoulos pizza.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:29:25pm

So I posted the Washington Post article about Trump’s lies in his defamation suit against the guy who wrote a book about him to my FB page. Wow, it sure brought out the latent Trumpists among my friends! No denials. It was a full-on “but Clinton” attack.

A few fewer friends is sometimes a good thing.

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Mike Lamb  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:30:45pm

So the DOJ is arguing that the Emoluments Clause only applies to bribes?

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:31:42pm

My god

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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:33:39pm

re: #384 Stanley Sea

So appalling.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:34:14pm

re: #382 Barefoot Grin

So I posted the Washington Post article about Trump’s lies in his defamation suit against the guy who wrote a book about him to my FB page. Wow, it sure brought out the latent Trumpists among my friends! No denials. It was a full-on “but Clinton” attack.

A few fewer friends is sometimes a good thing.

“But Clinton” is not president.
“But Clinton” got impeached.

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:35:05pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

Where’s all the Chicago Deep Dish folks out in LGF land?

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Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:35:24pm

re: #384 Stanley Sea

My god

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Maybe the 10K US troops should get on twitter. Maybe their families should start calling their congresspeople.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:35:58pm

I have the worst head cold.

I am so stuffed up. Took 2 nyquil an hour ago & nothing is happening.

UGH

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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:37:18pm

re: #389 Stanley Sea

Musinex works for some people.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:38:34pm

re: #382 Barefoot Grin

So I posted the Washington Post article about Trump’s lies in his defamation suit against the guy who wrote a book about him to my FB page. Wow, it sure brought out the latent Trumpists among my friends! No denials. It was a full-on “but Clinton” attack.

A few fewer friends is sometimes a good thing.

There is a huge difference between the kind of half-truths all politicians utter and the total fabrication of the truth that Trump utters on a daily basis. One could argue that most politicians know when they are lying, and could explain why. Trump on the other hand has so little connection to objective reality that he doesn’t understand that he *is* lying.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:41:17pm

re: #390 prairiefire

Musinex works for some people.

Thanks. I’m not going to the store now though. Hopefully these will put me to sleep & I’ll mouth breathe.

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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:42:19pm

re: #392 Stanley Sea

Feel better!

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:43:58pm

re: #392 Stanley Sea

Thanks. I’m not going to the store now though. Hopefully these will put me to sleep & I’ll mouth breathe.

Probably not for everyone, but I sometimes find a Hall’s cough drop helps open up my breathing enough to at least go to sleep.

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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:46:01pm

re: #375 Barefoot Grin

In the old days Papa Dels in Champaign, Il was one of the best. They expanded and suffered (in my opinion).

Oh, The Flying Tomato Brothers, C-U, FTW! Back when they were just a whole in the wall, with no tables at all. Just oven and counter. I do dream about that!

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Stanley Sea  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:47:11pm

Thanks friends!

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:49:03pm
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kirkspencer  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:49:31pm

re: #387 whitebeach

Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

Decency, sir? With such hedonistic glory displayed, who pines for decency?

I’ll tell, you, sir. It is those who would shame us, deny the indulgence of our taste buds, insisting that bread with a smattering of flavorings and a scant hint of cheese, served hot and eaten in hand, sometimes folded, is the true glory. Sir, that is naught but an open faced sandwich. While tasty, it is not the pizza pie.

No sir, I crave pizza, the deep glory of sauce and meat and cheese barely contained by a bowl of a crust. One which shames no one in needing fork, nay, spoon to gather every morsel.

Pah. Decency. Your mirror, sir, has apparently not seen your face in some time.

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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:50:28pm

re: #394 Belafon

Probably not for everyone, but I sometimes find a Hall’s cough drop helps open up my breathing enough to at least go to sleep.

Yes, and yes, Mucinex, and steam, and Vicks.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:50:49pm

WTFITS?!?

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:51:18pm

Planet of the Trumpers

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:51:24pm

re: #396 Stanley Sea

Thanks friends!

{{Stanley}}

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:51:37pm

re: #397 teleskiguy

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I looked outside my door a little bit ago, and went and got my wife so she could get some pictures of the full moon. There was an interesting pattern: The moon was very orange, but then a thin cloud passed over it, and it was like the cloud washed away the orange color.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:51:53pm

re: #400 Blind Frog Belly White

WTFITS?!?

Casserole.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:52:25pm

re: #403 Belafon

I looked outside my door a little bit ago, and went and got my wife so she could get some pictures of the full moon. There was an interesting pattern: The moon was very orange, but then a thin cloud passed over it, and it was like the cloud washed away the orange color.

The very weather itself indulges in wishful thinking…

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:53:02pm

re: #400 Blind Frog Belly White

Dive in!

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:54:20pm
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plansbandc  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:55:02pm

I love NY style and Chicago style. Eat more NY style though, because it’s impossible to get real Chicago style here anymore.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:55:19pm
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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:55:23pm

re: #398 kirkspencer

Decency, sir? With such hedonistic glory displayed, who pines for decency?

I’ll tell, you, sir. It is those who would shame us, deny the indulgence of our taste buds, insisting that bread with a smattering of flavorings and a scant hint of cheese, served hot and eaten in hand, sometimes folded, is the true glory. Sir, that is naught but an open faced sandwich. While tasty, it is not the pizza pie.

No sir, I crave pizza, the deep glory of sauce and meat and cheese barely contained by a bowl of a crust. One which shames no one in needing fork, nay, spoon to gather every morsel.

Pah. Decency. Your mirror, sir, has apparently not seen your face in some time.

Sir, I regret to inform you that you are rhapsodizing over lasagna gone wrong.

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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:55:23pm

I hereby announce that IMO Pizza is sausage, mushrooms, melty cheese and non-sweet tomato sauce. It can be good on thin crust, deeper softer crust, cheese crust. They are just different forms. Pepperoni may be considered. Onion and green pepper possibly, in small quantities. That is all.

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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:56:13pm

re: #407 teleskiguy

He would sweat by the gallon trying to do that.

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SteelPH  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:56:20pm

re: #377 jaunte

Deathcare.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:56:24pm

Music question. My 17 year old middle son, who for the longest time would not listen to anything but classical music, has picked up some wide tastes in music, including David Bowie. He listens to it online some, but I would like to get him a couple of Bowie albums. What would be the best two to get?

Edited because I didn’t make it explicit that I wanted David Bowie albums.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:56:33pm

re: #406 jaunte

Dive in!

Crust, THEN Sauce, THEN Cheese! Holy Mother of God, how hard is that to remember?

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:58:23pm

re: #414 Belafon

Slayer - Decade of Aggression

Fiona Apple - Tidal

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covfefe  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:58:46pm

re: #400 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s Chicago style deep dish. By the look of the crust, it looks like Giordano’s.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:58:56pm

re: #415 Blind Frog Belly White

This may be tomato soup in a bread bowl. Hard to tell.

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kirkspencer  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:58:58pm

re: #392 Stanley Sea

Thanks. I’m not going to the store now though. Hopefully these will put me to sleep & I’ll mouth breathe.

Quick stay-at-home options. (None are long term but they may help).

Foods: things with peppers (capsaicin), horseradish, or at last stretch hot mustard, all hot enough to drive you to water, is good. All three are natural decongestants, and the fluid will help loosen the mucus as well. One of my go-to items here is just to add some water to dry mustard for a paste, let it sit for a minute, and smell it - or at least hang my nose over the cup’s edge. Do so cautiously, please, it hurts if you do it too vigorously.

Steam. Steam from a pot of freshly boiled water, using a towel to help hold it in. (Do not try to do this over the actual boiling water. The towel could catch fire from the stove, and the water can scald.) The standby here is to stand in a shower hot enough it steams the air.

Water. Get a spray bottle and fill it with distilled water, and spray (then wipe/blow), and repeat till the bottle is empty. Remember that the mucus is thickening because it’s reacting to try and catch the invaders, and the only way it’s coming out is to thin and run.

My goto for this, by the way, is to double the spray and the shower. That spray routine takes ten or fifteen minutes and is /messy/. Getting in the shower up front of the mess just saves you time.

Good luck and my sympathies, regardless.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:59:34pm

re: #416 teleskiguy

Slayer - Decade of Aggression

Fiona Apple - Tidal

Sorry, I meant Bowie albums. But I will add those to a future list.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:59:47pm

wordhippo.com

Tajikistan needs pizza.

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covfefe  Jun 9, 2017 • 7:59:52pm

re: #414 Belafon

Live - Mental Jewelry

TOOL - AENIMA

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allegro  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:00:07pm

re: #409 Blind Frog Belly White

To be clear, the Trump Administration position is that Trump can be paid any amount of money by foreign governments looking to influence him

Hey, he’s got him a real money maker here. You’d deny a guy making a living? Would ya?

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covfefe  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:00:24pm

re: #420 Belafon

Sorry, I meant Bowie albums. But I will add those to a future list.

Oh lol :D

Any Bowie albums. The latest one especially.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:00:41pm

Hindi words for pizza
एक प्रकार का कचौड़ी
Ēka prakāra kā kacauṛī

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:00:44pm

re: #420 Belafon

Sorry, I meant Bowie albums. But I will add those to a future list.

Oh, Bowie albums!

Space Oddity and Blackstar.

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freetoken  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:00:52pm

re: #421 jaunte

There is no pineapple in Tajikistan.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:01:17pm

re: #427 freetoken

That sounds like a special code.

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Kragar  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:01:58pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:02:03pm

re: #423 allegro

To be clear, the Trump Administration position is that Trump can be paid any amount of money by foreign governments looking to influence him

Hey, he’s got him a real money maker here. You’d deny a guy making a living? Would ya?

YouTube

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:02:10pm

re: #422 covfefe

Live - Mental Jewelry

TOOL - AENIMA

I still have Throwing Copper after 25 years.

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Citizen K  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:04:27pm

The way people reacted to that pic, you’d think it was impossible to like ‘normal’ pizza, NY Style, & Chicago Deep Dish.

I love me some Chicago deep dish, but it’s an obviously rare thing for me to get not being in the area.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:05:08pm

I have to confess, I like all pizza.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:05:45pm

re: #433 jaunte

I have to confess, I like all pizza.

Everything except mushrooms and the little fishies.

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bratwurst  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:05:46pm

re: #414 Belafon

- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars

- Station to Station

If he likes the first, he can then get the rest of the glam era Bowie (The Man Who Sold the World & Hunky Dory before, Aladdin Sane and Diamond Dogs after).

If he likes the second, he will certainly enjoy Young Americans and quite possibly the “Berlin trilogy” immediately after (Low - “Heroes” - Lodger).

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:06:00pm

re: #434 teleskiguy

Even the fishies.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:06:34pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

Where’s all the Chicago Deep Dish folks out in LGF land?

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Nancy’s! Edwardos! Deep. Dish. Delish! I try to bring one home everytime I go back to Chicago. Yummo!

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:06:36pm

re: #436 jaunte

Even the fishies.

Too salty.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:07:17pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

Oh… And fuck that guy. 😎

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kirkspencer  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:08:00pm

re: #410 whitebeach

Sir, I regret to inform you that you are rhapsodizing over lasagna gone wrong.

If wrong tastes so right, then I stand against the narrow minded taste police, those who wish to declare their narrow and rigid wedges the only true way.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:08:51pm
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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:09:09pm

re: #380 Stanley Sea

They are not listening

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Or as someone tweeted earlier, they don’t care because the electoral fix is in and elections are irrelevant. WE, the people, are irrelevant.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:09:48pm

It’s not just pineapple pizza, there are proxies in the Great LGF Pizza Wars.

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kirkspencer  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:10:25pm

re: #433 jaunte

I have to confess, I like all pizza.

psst - In truth I like almost all food. But sometimes I get a bit twitchy at “one true way”, and pizza tend to evoke that the most on this list. So, onward to the deep ramparts.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:10:40pm

re: #389 Stanley Sea

I have the worst head cold.

I am so stuffed up. Took 2 nyquil an hour ago & nothing is happening.

UGH

Afrin nose spray. Or eat a teaspoon of wasabi.

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bratwurst  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:11:15pm

I became a Chicacgoland transplant about 8 years ago.

My take as a guy who loves pizza is that when Chicago style is good, it is REALLY good…but when it’s bad, it fucking sucks. My favorite is Lou Malnati’s, but my last experience there was sub par, so I haven’t been back.

In any case, I only ever order it like once or twice per year. The rest of the time I go with more traditional local pies.

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CBGB  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:11:19pm

re: #365 teleskiguy

I man the barricades for Hawaiian pizza, every time.

Sweet, salty, savory. It’s a beautiful thing.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:11:37pm

re: #435 bratwurst

- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars

- Station to Station

If he likes the first, he can then get the rest of the glam era Bowie (The Man Who Sold the World & Hunky Dory before, Aladdin Sane and Diamond Dogs after).

If he likes the second, he will certainly enjoy Young Americans and quite possibly the “Berlin trilogy” immediately after (Low - “Heroes” - Lodger).

Thanks.

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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:12:18pm

re: #445 MsJ

Afrin nose spray. Or eat a teaspoon of wasabi.

I use jalapeños, and Afrin. My nose dr sez to aim the sorry away from the nasal septum. Stops a lot of the kickback.

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caseyjr  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:13:08pm

re: #202 Shiplord Kirel

Speaking of folklore, my maternal grandfather’s family was a rich source of easily debunked stories and legends. His brother Thornton, my great uncle, was an especially noted fountain of bullshit even by rural Texas standards. One story they told was that Thornt’s father was returning from World War One on the Titanic and survived the sinking. Alas, the Titanic sank more than 2 years before the war even started.

It could have been the Titanic’s sister ship, RMS Olympic, which served as a WWI troopship and had a famous collision with a u-boat in 1918, with US troops aboard.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:13:28pm

re: #447 CBGB

I man the barricades for Hawaiian pizza, every time.

Sweet, salty, savory. It’s a beautiful thing.

I’m privy to jalapeños in addition to the ham and pineapple. Adds some zing.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:13:39pm

re: #436 jaunte

Even the fishies.

Sardines, Monterey Bay Aquarium
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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:13:46pm

re: #446 bratwurst

I became a Chicacgoland transplant about 8 years ago.

My take as a guy who loves pizza is that when Chicago style is good, it is REALLY good…but when it’s bad, it fucking sucks. My favorite is Lou Malnati’s, but my last experience there was sub par, so I haven’t been back.

In any case, I only ever order it like once or twice per year. The rest of the time I go with more traditional local pies.

Can you recommend some good Greek places?

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Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:14:29pm
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covfefe  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:16:13pm

re: #446 bratwurst

Same here. Malnati’s all the way. Sucks you had a bad pie last time.

Maybe give Pequod’s a try. Perfect excuse, if you haven’t already.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:16:20pm

re: #452 jaunte

Great bait, used them on the long range boats out of San Diego for tuna and yellowtail.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:16:43pm

re: #453 prairiefire

Can you recommend some good Greek places?

Santorini on Halsted in Greektown. (Or The Greek Isles or Pegasus - all on Halsted.)

You’re welcome. 😀

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:17:49pm

re: #414 Belafon

Music question. My 17 year old middle son, who for the longest time would not listen to anything but classical music, has picked up some wide tastes in music, including David Bowie. He listens to it online some, but I would like to get him a couple of albums. What would be the best two to get?

Aw jeez, this is tough. The boy likes classical but is moving wider? I dunno. American Beauty (the Dead) and Blondie? Bob Marley and Springsteen? Chuck Berry and the Stones? Thelonius and Dylan? Shit, man, the question you have put before us is beyond answering for me. But ask Charles (our host, not Ray, although …). He knows.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:18:07pm

re: #452 jaunte

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Sardine?
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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:18:32pm

re: #457 MsJ

Santorini on Halsted in Greektown. (Or The Greek Isles or Pegasus - all on Halsted.)

You’re welcome. 😀

Thanks you, favorited! We are taking a trip in July.

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covfefe  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:18:33pm

re: #453 prairiefire

Can’t go wrong with any of these.

chicago.eater.com

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bratwurst  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:19:02pm

re: #453 prairiefire

Can you recommend some good Greek places?

Well if we are talking Greektown, I would go with Greek Islands.

There is a bit of a kitsch factor involved with Greektown in general, but I will tell you this: my ex is Greek and when she tried the avgolemono soup at Greek Islands she had tears in her eyes because it tasted so much like what her late mother used to make.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:19:38pm

re: #455 covfefe

Same here. Malnati’s all the way. Sucks you had a bad pie last time.

Maybe give Pequod’s a try. Perfect excuse, if you haven’t already.

Malnati’s is a tradition. I’ve never found it that fantastic, myself. I grew up a few miles from the original location in Skokie.

Hubby and I were at a hotel in Chicago and ordered pizza from some unknown place. Worst fucking pizza I ever had. We threw it out. I still hear shit about that from DH.

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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:21:32pm

re: #461 covfefe

Can’t go wrong with any of these.

chicago.eater.com

Thanks, I added that to my bookmarks. Looks like a good website for exploring. I am saving my pennies.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:24:03pm

re: #461 covfefe

Can’t go wrong with any of these.

chicago.eater.com

Glad to see Santorini made the list. It’s the only one I ever go to. In our first date I took hubby there. I promised him the best squid and lamb he’d ever likely have. And I delivered. We go there when we’re in town. It’s where the Greeks go. It’s AWESOME! And they have a valet.

466
Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:25:56pm

Tucker Obsessed…… Interesting thread.

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bratwurst  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:28:27pm

“Rebranding”

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:28:44pm

re: #440 kirkspencer

If wrong tastes so right, then I stand against the narrow minded taste police, those who wish to declare their narrow and rigid wedges the only true way.

Forgive me if I misunderstood, sir, but I thought that this was pretty much what you were doing on behalf of your tomato-and-cheese-soup casserole.

Don’t get me wrong. I lived in Chicago for a couple of years and ate plenty of deep-dish, and even enjoyed it. Possibly because I was a starving student and would have dived into Lake Michigan to feed on the grunion when they were running, but still … I’m prepared to admit that it can be tasty. Just not that it bears any but the most passing resemblance to actual pizza.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:28:52pm

re: #464 prairiefire

Thanks, I added that to my bookmarks. Looks like a good website for exploring. I am saving my pennies.

There’s a place in Winnetka called Restaurant Michael. It’s run by the chef from Le Francis (one of the only five star restaurants in Chicagoland at the time, now defunct). It’s a tad pricy but it’s phenomenal. Truly so.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:29:05pm

re: #467 bratwurst

Activicoolness!

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:29:31pm

re: #466 Dave In Austin

Tucker Obsessed…… Interesting thread.

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What’s a Lauren Duca?

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:30:09pm

Kleptrumptocracy!

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:30:50pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:31:46pm

re: #471 MsJ

What’s a Lauren Duca?

She’s been writing awesome articles for Teen Vogue.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:31:51pm

We got pizza on Monday night because he didn’t come home until 10pm and fuck no I wasn’t cooking that late. Half mine: pepperoni, sausage, and black olives. Half his: pepperoni, mushrooms, and black olives.

Of course, when he went back for his second serving, he was apparently incapable of telling the difference between mushrooms and sausage and therefore I got to eat leftover mushrooms, pepperoni, and black olive pizza for lunch. It’s a good thing I love him.

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covfefe  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:32:20pm

re: #451 teleskiguy

Don’t forget the peas!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:32:45pm

re: #476 covfefe

Don’t forget the peas!

Why, are we making guacamole?

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Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:32:54pm

re: #471 MsJ

What’s a Lauren Duca?

She is an editor at Teen Vogue.. Writer. TS got it right.

479
JordanRules  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:33:12pm

re: #467 bratwurst

Horrible name. Horrible people.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:33:22pm

Best guacamole tip: add a splash of tequila as you’re making it. You’ll never, ever go back.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:33:30pm

re: #477 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Guacamole-sardine pizza.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:34:47pm

re: #481 jaunte

Guacamole-sardine pizza.

Gack!!

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:35:26pm

re: #482 Dave In Austin

We have to keep experimenting.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:35:48pm

I wouldn’t put pineapple on it.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:36:35pm

That would be a serious umami bomb.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:37:24pm

re: #481 jaunte

Sounds like something you’d eat to clean you out before a colonoscopy. Sorry, not a pleasant visual.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:39:58pm

Time to take the battle to a whole new level…

Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Calzones
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MsJ  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:42:25pm

re: #474 teleskiguy

She’s been writing awesome articles for Teen Vogue.

Oh, right! Thanks!

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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:48:07pm

re: #469 MsJ

What was that tv show about sisters set in Winnetka? Cute looking town.

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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:49:32pm

re: #489 prairiefire

What was that tv show about sisters set in Winnetka? Cute looking town.

“Sisters”, lol.

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freetoken  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:49:48pm

On Facebook… seeing the usual crap. You know the nonsense - memes from fantasies of ideas of the hated [insert your target group here.]

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William Lewis  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:50:07pm

re: #448 Belafon

Thanks.

Personally, I consider the Berlin albums, especially Low and Heroes, to be his best work with the possible exception of Black Star. Bowie was a delightful fascination.

ETA: oh. If he’s a classical​ fan. You can point him at the two symphonies that Phillip Glass wrote based on Low and Heroes as well.

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kirkspencer  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:53:05pm

re: #468 whitebeach

Forgive me if I misunderstood, sir, but I thought that this was pretty much what you were doing on behalf of your tomato-and-cheese-soup casserole.

Don’t get me wrong. I lived in Chicago for a couple of years and ate plenty of deep-dish, and even enjoyed it. Possibly because I was a starving student and would have dived into Lake Michigan to feed on the grunion when they were running, but still … I’m prepared to admit that it can be tasty. Just not that it bears any but the most passing resemblance to actual pizza.

ok, sliding into seriousness. “Actual pizza”. There’s an interesting term. It’s sort of like arguing about “real barbecue” or “true chowder”. Pizza and barbecue and chowder and a host of other things really boil down to the eye (and tongue) of the beholder. Because if we’re going to start down that path we have to start playing all sorts of denial games. Are the neopolitan marinara and margherita created in the 1800s true pizzas? What of the pizza (actual label used) of the 1500s of the same region, of a flat bread with anchovies or bacon or cheese or simply oil on top - the bread more oval than round? And what of the toppings on flatbreads of other nations that may have influenced all those?

Nope. In the several posts above written with tongue in cheek there’s a point of seriousness. I do not ascribe to “one true way-ism”. I reject it. It has a bad habit of turning relatively minor things into wars. (See the soccer war between honduras and el salvador for a similar example, different underlying issue.)

So yes, Chicago style is a pizza. Hawaiian style is a pizza. Canadian pizza is pizza. New york style and sicilian style and neapolitan style and greek style are all pizzas.

Please don’t limit yourself or others by saying the other is “not really pizza” - not in seriousness. It’s a little thing but it’s still a thing on which narrowmindedness and hatred of ‘the other’ can be so unintentionally built.

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Targetpractice  Jun 9, 2017 • 8:54:16pm

re: #487 FormerDirtDart

Time to take the battle to a whole new level…

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CBGB  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:01:39pm

re: #493 kirkspencer

This comment is a good comment.

Please, let’s end the LGF Pizza War of 2017 on beneficial terms for all. All pizza is good pizza.

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sagehen  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:02:10pm

re: #414 Belafon

Music question. My 17 year old middle son, who for the longest time would not listen to anything but classical music, has picked up some wide tastes in music, including David Bowie. He listens to it online some, but I would like to get him a couple of Bowie albums. What would be the best two to get?

Edited because I didn’t make it explicit that I wanted David Bowie albums.

Consider also ELO, Yes and Led Zeppelin. There’s enough classical references to make it accessible to him, and a good bridge to proper rock fandom.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:02:49pm

They’re all good pizzas, Brent.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:06:54pm
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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:08:25pm

re: #496 sagehen

Consider also ELO, Yes and Led Zeppelin. There’s enough classical references to make it accessible to him, and a good bridge to proper rock fandom.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:09:58pm

Bzzzzz Bzz Bzzz!

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sagehen  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:10:05pm

re: #499 prairiefire

Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Genesis.
King Crimson.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:10:08pm

re: #499 prairiefire

Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

KING CRIMSON

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Mike Lamb  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:11:29pm

re: #480 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Best guacamole tip: add a splash of tequila as you’re making it. You’ll never, ever go back.

To me or the guacamole?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:12:32pm

re: #503 Mike Lamb

To me or the guacamole?

To no tequila in your guacamole.

I paid for this lesson with salmonella and I still tell you it was one of the best things I ever learned.

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teleskiguy  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:13:49pm
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freetoken  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:16:10pm

Apparently many in the UK are just discovering how atavistic the religious right is in their own political system:

DUP Wikipedia page locked to stop people pointing out the party doesn’t believe in dinosaurs

May bringing in DUP is sort of like Reagan bringing in Falwell et. al., and we’re still reeling from the latter.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:17:41pm

re: #500 Dave In Austin

That’s just nasty. “Even if it was five ballots” she wouldn’t do a manual recount.

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:18:22pm

re: #466 Dave In Austin

Tucker Obsessed…… Interesting thread.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:20:37pm

re: #497 jaunte

They’re all good pizzas, Brent.

No, just no…

Peep Pizza
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Kragar  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:20:47pm

re: #494 Targetpractice

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:21:17pm

re: #509 FormerDirtDart

Now you go too far.

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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:21:47pm

re: #506 freetoken

Apparently many in the UK are just discovering how atavistic the religious right is in their own political system:

DUP Wikipedia page locked to stop people pointing out the party doesn’t believe in dinosaurs

May bringing in DUP is sort of like Reagan bringing in Falwell et. al., and we’re still reeling from the latter.

Yeah, I don’t think they know what’s coming. Those DUP folks are a real hard lot. The kind of people who ignore mass graves of abused children. It’s bad news for the U.K.

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:21:48pm

Peeps are/is not food.

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Pineapple Pizza  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:23:08pm

re: #294 jaunte

Mr Panopoulos will live on in our crusts.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:23:51pm
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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:24:25pm

re: #515 Dave In Austin

Good!

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whitebeach  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:24:45pm

re: #493 kirkspencer

ok, sliding into seriousness.

I’d really rather not.

Please don’t limit yourself or others by saying the other is “not really pizza” - not in seriousness. It’s a little thing but it’s still a thing on which narrowmindedness and hatred of ‘the other’ can be so unintentionally built.

Please, man.

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Targetpractice  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:24:47pm

re: #509 FormerDirtDart

No, just no…

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A horror greater than that:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:29:25pm

re: #518 Targetpractice

A horror greater than that:

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That’s horrifying. I’m addicted to these:

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makeitstop  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:33:59pm

re: #414 Belafon

Music question. My 17 year old middle son, who for the longest time would not listen to anything but classical music, has picked up some wide tastes in music, including David Bowie. He listens to it online some, but I would like to get him a couple of Bowie albums. What would be the best two to get?

Edited because I didn’t make it explicit that I wanted David Bowie albums.

If he’s into guitar stuff, I’d recommend the two Tin Machine albums, and especially the first. Way underrated, that was a hell of a band (Reeves Gabrels on guitar and the Sales Boys on bass and drums).

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stpaulbear  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:40:51pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

Where’s all the Chicago Deep Dish folks out in LGF land?

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There’s a place called the Green Mill not far from me that makes pizzas like that. I haven’t stopped there in over 25 years. I may have to rectify that this weekend. That looks sooooo good. Pepperoni and mushroom. No pineapple.

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BeachDem  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:49:12pm

re: #515 Dave In Austin

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And I follow you again with my favorite response from that thread. (Keep ‘em coming, please)

Heh.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:54:21pm

re: #499 prairiefire

Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Pictures at an Exhibition!

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stpaulbear  Jun 9, 2017 • 9:59:26pm

re: #414 Belafon

Music question. My 17 year old middle son, who for the longest time would not listen to anything but classical music, has picked up some wide tastes in music, including David Bowie. He listens to it online some, but I would like to get him a couple of Bowie albums. What would be the best two to get?

Edited because I didn’t make it explicit that I wanted David Bowie albums.

I’d recommend ‘Heroes’ by DB. It goes pretty deep and has a lot of variety within a kind of ‘Berlin angst backdrop. If you want a real rock album you could try Bowies’ production of Mott the Hoople - “All The Young Dudes’. It’s a classic, although their next album “Mott” was even better.

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prairiefire  Jun 9, 2017 • 10:19:12pm

re: #523 BlueSpotinAL

Pictures at an Exhibition!

So good. I play “I Believe in Father Christmas” every year.

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Cheechako  Jun 9, 2017 • 10:45:46pm

re: #298 Cheechako

I think the thread is about to be hi-jacked.

Yep!!!! Nailed it!!! Another pizza hi-jacking.

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darthstar  Jun 10, 2017 • 6:56:35am

re: #353 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I miss proper pizza. :(

I ate this back in March…on purpose…and it was good.


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