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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:06:00pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:06:26pm

Did you guys see this from yesterday.

Scary shit

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:13:54pm

The newest Tshirt by Neal DeGrasse Tyson:

List of Scientific Discoveries proven wrong by religion

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:15:23pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:17:35pm

Fetal heartbeat abortion restriction gets 4th try in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A near-ban on all abortions has been reintroduced in Ohio for the fourth consecutive legislative session after its last attempt ended in a governor’s veto.

The bill would ban the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Supporters of the legislation view the so-called heartbeat bill as an opportunity to draw the legal challenge that could overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.

Opponents say it’s unconstitutional, a concern raised even by Ohio Right to Life, the state’s largest anti-abortion group.

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Joe Bacon  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:20:13pm

re: #5 Birth Control Works

Won’t stop the Bedroom Police. They will keep sticking their noses where they don’t belong and then go home to get off on Pornhub!

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:23:44pm

Adam West was the Batman of my generation, and still the best imo. Heroic, funny, self-deprecating, pure pop art. And I was glad he kept up that self-deprecating humor for the rest of his career. Alas, he won’t be around for the thrilling conclusion tomorrow night at the same Bat Time, same Bat Channel…

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TedStriker  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:28:11pm

re: #2 Birth Control Works

Did you guys see this from yesterday.

Scary shit

This one gobsmacked me:

Denise Harvey
Harvey was convicted in Florida in 2008 stemming from a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy on her son’s baseball team. Facing a 30-year prison sentence, she fled the country and was granted asylum in Canada.

CREDIT: Via Interpol

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Ming5000  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:29:27pm

If we survive Trump, will it be OK to openly mock the idiotic right? It almost feels like kicking downward.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:30:51pm

yes, I am so visual, that this is what I remember from the Batman show. I am still pissed that most of these words are not officially accepted by Scrabble.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:31:23pm

re: #8 TedStriker

This one gobsmacked me:

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Yeah, I wonder what the backstory on that is.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:32:30pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:33:17pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:37:20pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:38:59pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

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Just a reminder, these are the people who call liberals, snowflakes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:39:15pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

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As I noted downstairs his “armor” leaves his neck unprotected.

I would also note that his male dangling bits are also unarmored….

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Ming5000  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:40:20pm

Mocking Mode activated!

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:40:26pm
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Joe Bacon  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:42:03pm

re: #18 Stanley Sea

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OK if it’s Apprentice Week, who is Don Cornholio going to fire?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:43:19pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:44:50pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

This is America. They can get guns.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:46:13pm

re: #18 Stanley Sea

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plansbandc  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:47:53pm

Pride March in the Duke City was tremendous fun! I am exhausted. Big happy crowd of marchers and observers.

I felt a delightful current of hope throughout the festivities. <3

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:52:44pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:54:49pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 12:56:02pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

As I noted downstairs his “armor” leaves his neck unprotected.

I would also note that his male dangling bits are also unarmored….

As they said in Bored of the Rings, “…Pepsi lashed out
with his toenails and ran past, leaving the guard writhing on the ground
holding the one area neither protected by his armor nor by his group insurance
policy.”

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:02:13pm

re: #26 Blind Frog Belly White

Automatic upding for the Bored of the Rings reference…

Also: the Scrapyard Samurai seems to have left his back unprotected as well, and also his head (unless he has a helmet in that bag): though from the looks of this clown, head injuries couldn’t do much real damage…..

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William Lewis  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:02:59pm

re: #8 TedStriker

This one gobsmacked me:

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Yeah, I followed up on it. According to Canadian law, a 16 can consent if the adult is not in a position of authority over them (18 then) so no Canadian laws were broken and they ruled that the 30 sentence was cruel and unusual punishment. Thus she qualified as a protected person under Canadian law.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:03:37pm

re: #27 Jay C

Automatic upding for the Bored of the Rings reference…

Also: the Scrapyard Samurai seems to have left his back unprotected as well, and also his head (unless he has a helmet in that bag): though from the looks of this clown, head injuries couldn’t do much real damage…..

It’s not like he’s using it as anything, except occasionally a hatrack.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:04:19pm

“…It’s not clear why Rohrabacher views the Iranian government and the Islamic State as one and the same, but it’s even more baffling that he thinks the recent attack was thanks to the Trump administration. The Trump administration’s foreign policy has been completely incoherent, especially when it comes to the Middle East. But for the most part, Trump has been very vocal in his criticism of the Islamic State. If Rohrabacher has some intelligence that the administration is abetting the Islamic State, while the U.S. military is fighting it on multiple other fronts, he should probably share that intelligence immediately.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:09:10pm

Afternoon Lizardim from the terribly hot and dry wild north country. Here’s hoping that the rain in the forecast actually arrives this time and livens up the place a bit. How go things among the lizardfolk on this deeply summery day?

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Ming5000  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:10:32pm

re: #31 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Michigan is in a good weather phase. SUMMERY! Yum.

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scottslemmons  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:11:34pm

re: #30 jaunte

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Taliban-loving, Putin-loving Dana Rohrabacher, the most America-hatin’ Congressman there is. Hard to believe even Orange County wants this goon around…

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LadyBehir  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:12:31pm

Scrapyard Samurai - great name for him. It looks more like a corset, than armor, the way it laces up.

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retired cynic  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:12:31pm

re: #31 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Afternoon Lizardim from the terribly hot and dry wild north country. Here’s hoping that the rain in the forecast actually arrives this time and livens up the place a bit. How go things among the lizardfolk on this deeply summery day?

Hot, dry and windy about 500 miles to the south of you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:15:30pm

re: #27 Jay C

Automatic upding for the Bored of the Rings reference…

Also: the Scrapyard Samurai seems to have left his back unprotected as well, and also his head (unless he has a helmet in that bag): though from the looks of this clown, head injuries couldn’t do much real damage…..

MrBWS just noted that there is a totally unprotected chest strike area right where the heart is located.

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:17:07pm

re: #30 jaunte

he should probably share that intelligence immediately

The task which Rohrabacher is least equipped to do.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:18:47pm

And in today’s Wingnut Meme Stupid of the Day…

DEEEEERP
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:20:40pm

Thread. I understand why some would object that comparing Trump’s treatment of Comey to partner abuse might say that trivializes real abuse, but if you have ever been in an abusive relationship*, Trump’s pattern is familiar

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:21:33pm

re: #38 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And in today’s Wingnut Meme Stupid of the Day…

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Geez.

“Nice store you got here. I hope nothin’ happens to it.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:24:05pm

re: #40 Blind Frog Belly White

Geez.

“Nice store you got here. I hope nothin’ happens to it.”

Yeah, but he didn’t explicitly say he was going to burn down the store, so it’s not a threat.///

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:25:28pm

re: #41 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, but he didn’t explicitly say he was going to burn down the store, so it’s not a threat.///

Right, just like Nixon didn’t ORDER Haldeman to tell FBI Director Gray to knock it off.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:26:08pm

re: #42 Blind Frog Belly White

Right, just like Nixon didn’t ORDER Haldeman to tell FBI Director Gray to knock it off.

It’s the only thread of hope they got, they’re going to keep tugging on it until the whole sweater unravels.

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scottslemmons  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:29:52pm

re: #38 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And in today’s Wingnut Meme Stupid of the Day…

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Wingnuts: “You can see that black First Lady’s shoulders! IMPEACH!”

Also Wingnuts: “Come on, who hasn’t obstructed justice and accepted millions in bribes from Russians?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:31:23pm

re: #39 Blind Frog Belly White

Thread. I understand why some would object that comparing Trump’s treatment of Comey to partner abuse might say that trivializes real abuse, but if you have ever been in an abusive relationship*, Trump’s pattern is familiar

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Personally, I think that everyone who objects to comparing Trump’s treatment of Comey to partner abuse are the ones who in fact are trivializing real abuse.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:36:25pm

re: #30 jaunte

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Of course, ISIS values are in line with Whacko Christianity. Total Patriarchy.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:36:36pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

Personally, I think that everyone who objects to comparing Trump’s treatment of Comey to partner abuse are the ones who in fact are trivializing real abuse.

Yup, and it’s not just Comey.

He’s been shown to treat everyone in his orbit this way.

Never heard from Sean Spicer how he felt being denied meeting the pope.

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:37:12pm

re: #31 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Afternoon Lizardim from the terribly hot and dry wild north country. Here’s hoping that the rain in the forecast actually arrives this time and livens up the place a bit. How go things among the lizardfolk on this deeply summery day?

And WINDY! I’m hoping the t-storms in the forecast aren’t going to be severe.

I’ve been too lazy to set up a barber appointment until this week. I left about 3” of grey and white hair on the floor. It feels so much better and my barber said it took 10 years off how I look. I agree. I’m installing my bedroom window AC unit today but I think I want to get some hardware to reinforce the 120-year-old window sash. I’m afraid that the weight of the AC unit will break the lower sash.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:37:25pm

re: #34 LadyBehir

Scrapyard Samurai - great name for him. It looks more like a corset, than armor, the way it laces up.

Looks like role-playing gamer to me

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:37:45pm

Severe paranoia is hazardous to your health.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:37:54pm

Kim Warp

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:37:54pm

It’s been windy here too. But, then again, I’m in Chicagoland. A bit more than usual.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:37:55pm

thread:

and then there’s this:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:40:54pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:41:39pm

re: #50 jaunte

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Severe paranoia is hazardous to your health.

How right you are about that. All that stress isn’t good for the ol’ ticker.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:43:42pm

He Said, He Said: The Feminization of James Comey

That Trump seeks to diminish or humiliate those around him is no secret. That such abjection often takes the form of “feminization” is also widely known. Recall Chris Christie’s account of a dinner with Trump:

He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want,” and then he says, “Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.”

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:45:39pm

Also remember fundamentalists of all flavors — hate science, are creationists and anti-vaxers. It’s more than misogyny and patriarchy.

IMHO, it’s a lack of brain developement.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:49:44pm

Forty Years After Watergate

Prior to Watergate, political spending typically took the form of contributions to candidates or political parties. The corrosive effects of that money were at least tempered by strong incentives for candidates and parties to build coalitions and to focus on a range of issues.

After Buckley, money flowed away from candidates and political parties and toward political action committees (PACs). PACs originated in a 1940s effort by unions to coordinate individual contributions from their members, and their number and influence exploded thanks to Buckley. PACs present a serious challenge because, in contrast to parties, they frequently focus on only a single issue. They can form and dissolve within single election cycles. They often have names that obscure more than they reveal, so that it is difficult for voters to intelligently assess the signals that PAC spending sends.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:50:12pm
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:50:33pm

re: #55 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

How right you are about that. All that stress isn’t good for the ol’ ticker.

And if this had been an anti-christian speaker and this had happened, it would have been gospel that God had struck him down. Maybe this was Allah’s way of telling him to shut the fuck up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:56:05pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:57:52pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The GOP has spent the better part of the last four decades insisting that consigning millions of Americans to various ailments, financial woes, and civil rights violations is a good thing because “freedom.”

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:58:23pm

re: #50 jaunte

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Severe paranoia is hazardous to your health.

Oh my

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 1:59:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:04:10pm
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TedStriker  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:05:36pm

re: #64 Birth Control Works

Feature, not a bug, in order to show those uppity women who’s boss.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:07:06pm

Anti-Muslim marches under way in several US cities

ACT for America is spearheading National March Against Sharia rallies in at least 28 cities across the country.
Right-wing marchers have taken to the streets in several cities across the United States for the National March Against Sharia, an anti-Muslim campaign that has been roundly criticised by rights groups and watchdogs.

ACT for America called for Saturday’s marches in at least 28 cities in some 20 states.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has described ACT for America as an “extremist” organisation and the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in the country.

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LadyBehir  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:07:26pm

re: #49 Birth Control Works

Looks like role-playing gamer to me

I think you just insulted about 65% of my friends.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:09:21pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

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He’s only 99 people short of a century.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:10:17pm

re: #68 LadyBehir

I think you just insulted about 65% of my friends.

#notallrpgers

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Targetpractice  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:12:38pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

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Including the revival of “wet foot, dry foot,” showing that all the talk about the need to keep “foreigners” out because “terrorism” is absolute bullshit.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:15:57pm
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jaunte  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:20:25pm

“…According to the police who took [Brandon] Russell into custody, they discovered the weapons and materials used for making bombs in Russell’s garage and that he had a framed picture of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh on his dresser. Police also state they discovered Nazi and white supremacist literature on Russell’s computer.

Investigators report that Russell, a member of the Florida National Guard, admitted that he is a Nazi sympathizer and that he previously had created explosives.”

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:22:28pm

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:31:24pm

re: #74 Stanley Sea

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:33:42pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

That depends on whether they let him open a golf course/casino/hotel there. You can do things like this when you’re the president - it’s all legal.

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scottslemmons  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:35:58pm

re: #73 jaunte

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What the fuck. >:(

I can’t even imagine what’s wrong with the judge. “Well, he wants to kill black people! I’ll be fine!”

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:36:52pm

That one offered to translate from Turkish.

That one offered to translate from Hindi.

Alas:

Could not translate Tweet

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:37:55pm

re: #74 Stanley Sea

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:41:10pm

re: #64 Birth Control Works

I don’t have a definitive diagnosis (the gold standard is surgical verification) but anyone, anyone who stands between me and medication will get loudly chewed out in as public a venue as I could find and then I’d be talking to a lawyer.

Your personal religious beliefs have no right over my access to medication to manage my medical conditions.

I have been on some form of birth control or another since I was 12 for this very reason, with only a few very painful exceptions because of medication interactions.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:49:39pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

Let me guess, the US government is subsidizing a Trump Scion hotel in Guardalavaca?

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 2:53:37pm
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Jay C  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:00:01pm

re: #74 Stanley Sea

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:06:24pm

re: #64 Birth Control Works

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Jeez, Lena D. has endometriosis? Bummer.

Of course, most of the wingnuts who love to screech at her online probably have no idea what endometriosis is, or how bad it can get: all they hear, I’m sure is “Lena Dunham” (Designated Boogey-slut) and “birth control” and freak out in paroxyms of Righteous Anger.

A longtime friend of mine suffered from endometriosis for years: it eventually got so bad that only a total hysterectomy could fix it: if oral contraceptives can alleviate the issue, any sufferer should go for it: wingnuts be damned…

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Broad With Sass  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:07:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:12:16pm

we have truly reached the Theatre of the Absurd.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:18:32pm

Anyway, I’m not sure what it says about my day when a 10 mile run is a high point but it was a really good run aside from the weekenders on the multi-use trail, most of whom have no idea how to share it with anyone else.

Now because people apparently still use my app, I will descend into the bowels of the sorting functions to figure out what is breaking and why. Fuck sorting.

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Targetpractice  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:19:26pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

we have truly reached the Theatre of the Absurd.

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So the crisis that evidence says Russia created is the one that they wish to weigh in on, despite a stated policy of not doing such things.

No, nothing suspicious about that at all.///////

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:19:53pm

re: #83 Jay C

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:22:44pm

re: #87 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Anyway, I’m not sure what it says about my day when a 10 mile run is a high point but it was a really good run aside from the weekenders on the multi-use trail, most of whom have no idea how to share it with anyone else.

Now because people apparently still use my app, I will descend into the bowels of the sorting functions to figure out what is breaking and why. Fuck sorting.

no, highlight of your day is #WorldGinDay

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:23:04pm

re: #90 Backwoods_Sleuth

no, highlight of your day is #WorldGinDay

celebrate accordingly…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:23:09pm

re: #90 Backwoods_Sleuth

no, highlight of your day is #WorldGinDay

Dammit how do I keep forgetting.

Clearly I am going senile in my old age.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:23:39pm

re: #87 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Anyway, I’m not sure what it says about my day when a 10 mile run is a high point but it was a really good run aside from the weekenders on the multi-use trail, most of whom have no idea how to share it with anyone else.

Now because people apparently still use my app, I will descend into the bowels of the sorting functions to figure out what is breaking and why. Fuck sorting.

The high point of my day was getting the big brown beast out of the garage this morning when Mrs. Fish and the fishspawn were out of the house. It went downhill pretty quickly from there, aside from a brief date to a local malt shop.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:23:49pm

re: #92 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Dammit how do I keep forgetting.

Clearly I am going senile in my old age.

Or too much gin.///

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:24:32pm

re: #94 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Or too much gin.///

That comes after I’ve banged my head into the sorting functions for a while.

I’m gonna make a double of the cocktail I had last night, so goooooooooooooood.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:24:53pm

re: #95 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That comes after I’ve banged my head into the sorting functions for a while.

I’m gonna make a double of the cocktail I had last night, so goooooooooooooood.

Anything I might be able to help with?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:24:58pm

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #92 klys (maker of Silmarils)

L’Chaim. (Translation: To Life)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:27:16pm

re: #92 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Dammit how do I keep forgetting.

Clearly I am going senile in my old age.

No, sweetie…you just need more gin.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:27:44pm

re: #98 Backwoods_Sleuth

No, sweetie…you just need more gin.

I must correct my #94 above. There is no such thing as too much gin.

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sagehen  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:28:27pm

re: #84 Jay C

A longtime friend of mine suffered from endometriosis for years: it eventually got so bad that only a total hysterectomy could fix it: if oral contraceptives can alleviate the issue, any sufferer should go for it: wingnuts be damned…

The way the birth control pill even happened was that a pharmaceutical company was trying to find a treatment for endometriosis. It was during clinical trials that they discovered the unintended side effect that it prevented pregnancy.

Men at the lab thought this was a problem; they wanted to do more research to devise a formula that wouldn’t have this awful side effect. Lucky for all of us there were also women working at the lab. Those women said “are you insane?!? This is the greatest thing *ever*. Adjust your marketing plan, tell people this is what the pill is for, the market for contraceptive pills is 10x the market for endometriosis treatments.”

It changed the world.

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ObserverArt  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:29:22pm

re: #99 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I must correct my #94 above. There is no such thing as too much gin.

That might not be true tomorrow when you awake.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:31:13pm
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sagehen  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:31:17pm

re: #99 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I must correct my #94 above. There is no such thing as too much gin.

Gin is what sad people have to settle for when there’s no tequila.

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retired cynic  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:33:03pm

re: #103 sagehen

Gin is what sad people have to settle for when there’s no tequila.

Let’s not write off Rum. And Bourbon.

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:33:33pm

re: #99 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I must correct my #94 above. There is no such thing as too much gin.

my first gin experience was a bad gin experience, and also my _last_ gin experience.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:34:15pm

re: #96 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Going majorly programming OT, hiding for those who are completely uninterested.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:35:26pm

re: #105 caseyjr

my first gin experience was a bad gin experience, and also my _last_ gin experience.

Tequila in college for me. Somehow I had also consumed a large amount of brie cheese, too. It was decades before I could take even a little bit of either.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:35:50pm

re: #103 sagehen

Gin is what sad people have to settle for when there’s no tequila.

re: #105 caseyjr

my first gin experience was a bad gin experience, and also my _last_ gin experience.

More for meeeeeeeeeeee.

mr. klys and I have signed up for a class while we’re in London where we get to make our own gin (blending the botanicals, not the whole process) which means I get to make one myself and seriously influence his (because he is not stupid) and I am so excited about this.

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:37:08pm

re: #108 klys (maker of Silmarils)

More for meeeeeeeeeeee.

mr. klys and I have signed up for a class while we’re in London where we get to make our own gin (blending the botanicals, not the whole process) which means I get to make one myself and seriously influence his (because he is not stupid) and I am so excited about this.

I’m prolly allergical to juniper berries or summat.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:39:38pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That worked so well for the Rolling Stones at Altamont.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:39:53pm

re: #109 caseyjr

I’m prolly allergical to juniper berries or summat.

In all of my journeys through gin, I have found exactly one where I cannot drink it. As in, one glass makes me sick. Needless to say, I don’t keep that one in the house.

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:42:22pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:42:55pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

we have truly reached the Theatre of the Absurd.


Eat your heart out, Hermitage!
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jaunte  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:53:05pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:55:00pm

re: #114 jaunte

Really touched? Or is he trying his hand at satire?

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:55:30pm

I can only have real coffee until noon, but I can have Las Cafeteras all day long.

If I Was President - Las Cafeteras

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:55:57pm

re: #115 PhillyPretzel

Just a little sarcasm.

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:58:45pm

re: #115 PhillyPretzel

He’s being utterly sarcastic. I’m sure Trump hasn’t seen the kid since Easter.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 3:59:29pm

Is it too soon to go back to calling out Bill Maher for his long-held belief that germs don’t cause diseases? Asking for a pathogen.

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majii  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:00:05pm

Good news! My daughter arrived yesterday, and we went to the local animal shelter instead of to Pet Smart to look at doggies. I adopted a lab mix. Her name is Penny. That is the name shelter workers gave her. I’m giving her the name Penelope and using Penny as her nickname. For now, I’m going to refer to her as Penelope Penny. I figure this way, she’ll become accustomed to both names and will eventually respond to either. She is all black with a white spot on her chest. She’s a real beauty. I adopted her because when my daughter and I looked at her, she looked back at us with a look that said, “Get me outta here!” Plus, she appears to have a very sweet, docile nature. The shelter workers told us she’d been abandoned in an area near our neighborhood, which, of course, pissed us both off. Neither of us think a family should abandon a pet for any reason. Penelope Penny’s only been home a couple hours now, but she’s already laid claim to the center of my bed. My daughter and I were talking in the kitchen when we noticed she wasn’t roaming the house. We went looking for her and found her laying in the middle of my bed as if she owns it. Adopting her includes the price of spaying. The vet will perform the procedure next month and give her a rabies shot. Today is a very happy day for me. We will be celebrating my daughter’s 36th birthday tomorrow. I can’t believe my baby is 36 years old. It seems to me as if it was only a few years ago when my ex and I were bringing her home from the hospital. The plan is to have dinner at a nice restaurant and then see a movie. She mentioned wanting to see “Wonder Woman,” so I guess that will be the movie we’ll see.

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:00:10pm

Yay. New AC window unit installed. There’s nothing like the feeling of balancing 50 pounds 3/4 of the way out a second story window while holding it from the sides and trying to close the window down behind the top flange at the same time. Luckily the old window weight ropes are broken so I just have to knock a dowel out of the way and the window drops right down. Way to go old house…

I’m hoping this new unit will be a lot quieter than my old one. It’s only three feet away from my bed. Right now it’s running full blast.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:00:27pm

re: #115 PhillyPretzel

Really touched? Or is he trying his hand at satire?

hard to tell…oh, wait:

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:00:39pm

re: #108 klys (maker of Silmarils)

More for meeeeeeeeeeee.

mr. klys and I have signed up for a class while we’re in London where we get to make our own gin (blending the botanicals, not the whole process) which means I get to make one myself and seriously influence his (because he is not stupid) and I am so excited about this.

I updinged because you’re excited and will enjoy it. But anything that involves junipers, juniper berries, or anything other than the disposal of dead junipers isn’t going to make me happy. Oh, and did I mention my allergy to juniper pollen?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:01:25pm

re: #120 majii

Congratulations! I hope you have many happy days with Penelope to come.

Wonder Woman is a great movie and I’d love to be able to go see it with my mom, so enjoy it with your daughter. :)

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:02:08pm

re: #120 majii

Good news! My daughter arrived yesterday, and we went to the local animal shelter instead of to Pet Smart to look at doggies. I adopted a lab mix. Her name is Penny. That is the name shelter workers gave her. I’m giving her the name Penelope and using Penny as her nickname. For now, I’m going to refer to her as Penelope Penny. I figure this way, she’ll become accustomed to both names and will eventually respond to either. She is all black with a white spot on her chest. She’s a real beauty. I adopted her because when my daughter and I looked at her, she looked back at us with a look that said, “Get me outta here!” Plus, she appears to have a very sweet, docile nature. The shelter workers told us she’d been abandoned in an area near our neighborhood, which, of course, pissed us both off. Neither of us think a family should abandon a pet for any reason. Penelope Penny’s only been home a couple hours now, but she’s already laid claim to the center of my bed. My daughter and I were talking in the kitchen when we noticed she wasn’t roaming the house. We went looking for her and found her laying in the middle of my bed as if she owns it. Adopting her includes the price of spaying. The vet will perform the procedure next month and give her a rabies shot. Today is a very happy day for me. We will be celebrating my daughter’s 36th birthday tomorrow. I can’t believe my baby is 36 years old. It seems to me as if it was only a few years ago when my ex and I were bringing her home from the hospital. The plan is to have dinner at a nice restaurant and then see a movie. She mentioned wanting to see “Wonder Woman,” so I guess that will be the movie we’ll see.

You should have made that 2 separate posts so I could upding each one.

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majii  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:02:17pm

re: #124 klys (maker of Silmarils)

“Wonder Woman is a great movie and I’d love to be able to go see it with my mom, so enjoy it with your daughter. :)”

Thanks!!!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:02:29pm

re: #123 calochortus

I’m pretty sure we’re going to be working with essentially single-note gins that we decide the ratio of for blending, but. I guess I shouldn’t experiment with the venison and juniper berry sauce when we have you over for dinner then?

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:02:59pm

re: #118 caseyjr

He’s being utterly sarcastic. I’m sure Trump hasn’t seen the kid since Easter.

Maybe he’s named one of his golf balls after his son.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:03:00pm

omg! ANNOUNCEMENT

believe it or not, I figured-out how to get my redbubble site onto Google Analytics.

I’m so freaking proud of my old self.

now, you may return to your regularly scheduled thread.

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:04:03pm

re: #127 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m pretty sure we’re going to be working with essentially single-note gins that we decide the ratio of for blending, but. I guess I shouldn’t experiment with the venison and juniper berry sauce when we have you over for dinner then?

Venison: yummy. Juniper berries: not yummy. :)

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:04:19pm

re: #120 majii

I’m giving her the name Penelope and using Penny as her nickname. For now, I’m going to refer to her as Penelope Penny. I figure this way, she’ll become accustomed to both names and will eventually respond to either.

She’ll be answering to ‘Pe…’ by the end of the weekend. Yay for the new pooch!

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:04:20pm

re: #120 majii

EAR SCRATCHES FROM ME!!!!!

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:04:36pm

re: #120 majii

Zero was the name the animal shelter gave the dog we got last year (after the dog in Nightmare Before Christmas, one of our favorite movies). After having him for a day, and watching him jump up and down off of 3 foot heights without any trouble, we made his middle name Gravity. He knows Zero, and he comes running when he hears it even if you’re only asking if anyone knows where he is, so at those times, we call him Z.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:04:58pm

re: #131 stpaulbear

She’ll be answering to ‘Pe…’ by the end of the weekend. Yay for the new pooch!

PeePee will be what she responsds to after long! hee

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:05:47pm

re: #103 sagehen

Gin is what sad people have to settle for when there’s no tequila.

My first drinking experience was tequila. DO NOT WANT. I’ll drink any other spirit at this point, but never tequila.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:07:26pm

re: #135 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My first drinking experience was tequila. DO NOT WANT. I’ll drink any other spirit at this point, but never tequila.

I was gonna say that I’m relatively spirits-neutral but then I remembered that I pretty much hate rye flavors, and so scotch/whiskey/bourbon/etc. are right out.

But other than that I’m neutral. >.>

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:07:49pm

re: #120 majii

Very happy for you and Penelope!!

Enjoy this weekend, it sounds wonderful.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:08:12pm

Mucinex is the best product ever.

Keep it flowing!

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TedStriker  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:08:53pm

re: #135 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My first drinking experience was tequila. DO NOT WANT. I’ll drink any other spirit at this point, but never tequila.

What you probably drank was cheap, low-grade tequila, otherwise known as “headache-in-a-bottle” (see: Jose Cuervo Gold, etc.).

The better/good stuff (Patron, El Jimador, etc.) is nothing like the cheap shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:08:56pm

As far as alcohol goes, my preference always has been and probably always will be Vodka. Absolut if I can get it.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:09:13pm

I even decided to pay (a small amount) for an Adwords campaign. At least I can say I did it.

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:09:13pm

re: #72 jaunte

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He’s a coward. This reply made me LOL:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:09:40pm

re: #106 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:09:47pm

I quit drinking over 20 years ago.

I used to love anything that mixed well with Coffee.

believe it or not.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:10:17pm

re: #142 Belafon

looks photoshopped —or is that the joke?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:10:28pm

re: #139 TedStriker

What you probably drank was cheap, low-grade tequila, otherwise known as “headache-in-a-bottle” (see: Jose Cuervo Gold, etc.).

The better/good stuff (Patron, El Jimador, etc.) is nothing like the cheap shit.

Ah, no, that’s not it. It’s that it was a very unhappy night for both myself and Mrs. Fish. Did not end well.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:10:29pm

re: #139 TedStriker

What you probably drank was cheap, low-grade tequila, otherwise known as “headache-in-a-bottle” (see: Jose Cuervo Gold, etc.).

The better/good stuff (Patron, El Jimador, etc.) is nothing like the cheap shit.

We did a tequila tasting on the last cruise, which was fun. And I did a rum tasting. Mmmm, rum.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:10:49pm

I cannot drink; allergy meds.

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:11:27pm

re: #145 Birth Control Works

looks photoshopped —or is that the joke?

I loved that they mixed in the Spicer thing.

And one more, never think of that sign the same way again:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:11:27pm

re: #136 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I was gonna say that I’m relatively spirits-neutral but then I remembered that I pretty much hate rye flavors, and so scotch/whiskey/bourbon/etc. are right out.

But other than that I’m neutral. >.>

Whereas those three are at the top of my list. Then vodka, then rum, then gin.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:11:28pm

re: #128 wrenchwench

Maybe he’s named one of his golf balls after his son.

The yam doesn’t know where that is either.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:13:18pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:14:00pm

re: #152 Birth Control Works

Someone translate, please.

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The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you discover why.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:14:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:15:14pm

re: #142 Belafon

He’s a coward. This reply made me LOL:

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LOL indeed!

Well done whoever shopped that.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:15:40pm

Think she’s pissed?

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:15:46pm

re: #147 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We did a tequila tasting on the last cruise, which was fun. And I did a rum tasting. Mmmm, rum.

Rum is good. And I agree on the whiskey/Scotch/Bourbon thing. Yuck.

My go-to alcoholic beverage is wine. Maybe an occasional beer. A margarita or other mixed drink a few times a year. I make an excellent designated driver.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:16:06pm

re: #135 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I can’t believe I even remember my first drinking experience

Frank Zappa WPLJ

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:16:45pm

re: #143 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:16:51pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

hard to tell…oh, wait:

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I voted for Bernie in my state’s primary. In all sincerity, he must not run next time, not just because he will be too effing old. (No offense to people who are that effing old.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:17:22pm

re: #139 TedStriker

What you probably drank was cheap, low-grade tequila, otherwise known as “headache-in-a-bottle” (see: Jose Cuervo Gold, etc.).

The better/good stuff (Patron, El Jimador, etc.) is nothing like the cheap shit.

Wait - so The Cuervo Gold WON’T make tonight a wonderful thing? Even with The Fine Colombian?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:17:56pm

re: #161 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - so The Cuervo Gold WON’T make tonight a wonderful thing? Even with The Fine Colombian?

It’s great in the guacamole.

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:18:00pm

re: #107 Barefoot Grin

Tequila in college for me. Somehow I had also consumed a large amount of brie cheese, too. It was decades before I could take even a little bit of either.

Seems like everybody has a potent-potable-story like that: with many different villains. Mine is ouzo: 35+ years ago my then-girlfriend made a Greek-themed dinner for us, and I got a bottle of ouzo to complement the meal. I finished most of it, then spent the next three days with the worst gut-wrenching, brain-hammering hangover I have ever experienced. Needless to say, I haven’t touched the stuff since. (I stick to a nice dry white wine with Greek food, now)

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:18:30pm

re: #156 Birth Control Works

Think she’s pissed?

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“I moved on her like a bitch, but couldn’t get there”

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:19:27pm

re: #163 Jay C

Seems like everybody has a potent-potable-story like that: with many different villains. …

Actually, no. I’ve never been drunk enough to have a hangover, much less actual illness. I am boring, and I’m OK with that.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:19:32pm

re: #159 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:19:44pm

re: #163 Jay C

Seems like everybody has a potent-potable-story like that: with many different villains. Mine is ouzo: 35+ years ago my then-girlfriend made a Greek-themed dinner for us, and I got a bottle of ouzo to complement the meal. I finished most of it, then spent the next three days with the worst gut-wrenching, brain-hammering hangover I have ever experienced. Needless to say, I haven’t touched the stuff since. (I stick to a nice dry white wine with Greek food, now)

I love some ouzo/sambuca, but only one per meal.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:20:23pm

re: #165 calochortus

Actually, no. I’ve never been drunk enough to have a hangover, much less actual illness. I am boring, and I’m OK with that.

I did it once, when I was at a personal rock bottom. When Mrs. Fish got home, she made me swear never to get that carried away again. True to form, I have not, though I can’t say I haven’t been tempted on a couple of occasions.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:20:37pm

Job creator derp.

Help wanted: Manufacturers hiring even as overall job numbers decline

Seeking hired help, Milwaukee Forge affixed a banner in front of its factory on E. Oklahoma Ave. advertising jobs that paid $12 to $25 per hour.

It wasn’t getting much attention, though, so the company crossed out the $12 figure and replaced it with $15. That helped, said Todd Dunnum, human resource manager for the 104-year-old maker of gears, shafts, sprockets and more for a plethora of industries.

“We are seeing quite a bit of walk-in traffic as a result of the sign,” Dunnum said.

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:21:30pm

re: #165 calochortus

Actually, no. I’ve never been drunk enough to have a hangover, much less actual illness. I am boring, and I’m OK with that.

Count your blessings… believe me, that’s definitely one.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:22:10pm

$12 an hour to work at a drop forge? Fuck you!

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:22:39pm

re: #163 Jay C

Seems like everybody has a potent-potable-story like that: with many different villains. Mine is ouzo: 35+ years ago my then-girlfriend made a Greek-themed dinner for us, and I got a bottle of ouzo to complement the meal. I finished most of it, then spent the next three days with the worst gut-wrenching, brain-hammering hangover I have ever experienced. Needless to say, I haven’t touched the stuff since. (I stick to a nice dry white wine with Greek food, now)

I hate licorice, so no Ouzo has ever crossed my lips. But I like Retsina.

The Turks call their Ouzo ‘Raki’. More vile, from what I hear.

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:23:09pm

re: #142 Belafon

He’s a coward. This reply made me LOL:

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Those white shorts are haram, they need to cover the knee.

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:23:12pm

re: #165 calochortus

Actually, no. I’ve never been drunk enough to have a hangover, much less actual illness. I am boring, and I’m OK with that.

I tried to do a Jimi Hendrix after a night of many many whiskeys and beers. Woke up throwing up in bed. I quit drinking altogether in 1984.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:23:49pm

re: #171 Amory Blaine

$12 an hour to work at a drop forge? Fuck you!

I feel like I came in the middle of this.

BTW, $12 is minimum wage in San Mateo Co. now.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:25:02pm

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:25:58pm

re: #169 Amory Blaine

Job creator derp.

Help wanted: Manufacturers hiring even as overall job numbers decline

If they were at all clever, they would have made the sign $10/hr, crossed that out and made it $12. Same effect.

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:26:17pm

re: #170 Jay C

Count your blessings… believe me, that’s definitely one.

Oh, I know it is.

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:27:51pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:28:28pm

re: #169 Amory Blaine

Job creator derp.

Help wanted: Manufacturers hiring even as overall job numbers decline

Oh! I must have shot past this post.

This is in line with what I’ve seen repeatedly since 2008 at least. Employers bitching that they can’t find people with experience, then it turns out that what they REALLY mean is they can’t find people with experience willing to work for the shitty wage they want to pay.

If you suggest they pay more, or train less experienced people their response to the first is to look at you like you’re crazy, and to the second is, “But then they’ll take a job with somebody who pays better!”

No shit. Who wouldn’t?

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:29:16pm

re: #174 stpaulbear

I tried to do a Jimi Hendrix after a night of many many whiskeys and beers. Woke up throwing up in bed. I quit drinking altogether in 1984.

Quitting drinking sounds like a good choice under the circumstances.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:31:51pm

re: #166 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:31:51pm

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:31:53pm

re: #181 calochortus

Quitting drinking sounds like a good choice under the circumstances.

The bed incident happened 7 years before I finally quit. I didn’t have my act together in my 20’s.

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:32:12pm

re: #180 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh! I must have shot past this post.

This is in line with what I’ve seen repeatedly since 2008 at least. Employers bitching that they can’t find people with experience, then it turns out that what they REALLY mean is they can’t find people with experience willing to work for the shitty wage they want to pay.

If you suggest they pay more, or train less experienced people their response to the first is to look at you like you’re crazy, and to the second is, “But then they’ll take a job with somebody who pays better!”

No shit. Who wouldn’t?

Even the wingnuts figured this out during the recession. Various talk show hosts would have someone call in about how they couldn’t find workers and someone would go look it up and find out they wanted a bunch of skills, paid a low wage and often wanted to be able to give too few hours to their employees or demand they work too many hours.

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:33:03pm

re: #184 stpaulbear

The bed incident happened 7 years before I finally quit. I didn’t have my act together in my 20’s.

Well, I’m glad you survived the not having your act together years.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:37:44pm

The moral of the story is that user input is a horrible idea and you should never allow it.

half /

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:38:53pm

re: #187 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The moral of the story is that user input is a horrible idea and you should never allow it.

half /

It’s a struggle I constantly have with my dev teams. They like to assume that all data coming into our applications are good, and write their code accordingly. Unfortunately, that is never, ever the case.

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:40:47pm

re: #186 calochortus

Well, I’m glad you survived the not having your act together years.

I’m very lucky and so was everyone around me. I wouldn’t think twice about driving with an open beer in the car. Any drive over an hour was a 2-beer drive. I was a fairly functional alcoholic - I was only fall-down drunk once in my life - I wound up sitting flat on my butt in a bar lobby after seeing a version of Badfinger play at a St. Paul bar. The bouncers got me up on my feet again and sent me out to drive home. I was insanely lucky.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:42:02pm

re: #60 Eventual Carrion

And if this had been an anti-christian speaker and this had happened, it would have been gospel that God had struck him down. Maybe this was Allah’s way of telling him to shut the fuck up.

He was an Oathkeeper, Allah had to get in line.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:44:16pm

re: #121 stpaulbear

Ha! Our house is 103 years old. We use old Little League bats for the windows. Put the AC in this afternoon. It’s gonna be a warm week.

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MsJ  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:45:10pm

re: #85 Broad With Sass

Holy. Shit.

Please let that be true.

That was 100 tweets worth reading. Seriously. Read it.

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meteor  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:45:19pm

re: #120 majii

Yay! Thanks for adopting.

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MsJ  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:50:49pm

re: #120 majii

Pictures please!!! Congrats on saving a life. She’s going to be your baby!! So excited for you. That’s awesome!!

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:54:29pm

A guy and a gal climbed up El Cap in Yosemite National Park…naked.

Facebook Post

Instagram

We Did It!!! @j.fleury and I climbed The Nose naked; the first naked ascent of El Cap! (for you non-climbers out there: “naked” is not a fancy climbing term like “free”. It straight-up means I did it without any clothes.) We even broke both of our personal time records on the route: 12hrs exactly! I’m telling ya’ll- lightweight is the way to do it!
It’s hard to express what I feel after a life dream has been achieved. Yes, I feel some sunburn. I feel a bit sore. I feel proud of myself of course.
But overwhelmingly, I feel so loved. I feel supported and encouraged by my friends, all the monkeys, my family (who answered my victory-announcing phone call with EVERYONE on speaker phone to hear), and especially my favorite monkey, Robbie. He has helped me every step of the way, (and even managed to get us on the news!) Anyhow, thanks ya’ll for knowing that something this silly was still, honestly important to me.
I guess the thing is, I thought I’d be saying that this is the greatest accomplishment of my life, but that’s not true. It feels so much greater to be the best friend, daughter, sister, and partner that I can be. Working at that is always my most worthwhile struggle, and greatest achievement when I feel this kind of love.
#FNA #themonkeysaresending #niad

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2017 • 4:59:10pm

re: #188 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s a struggle I constantly have with my dev teams. They like to assume that all data coming into our applications are good, and write their code accordingly. Unfortunately, that is never, ever the case.

I had a tester that infuriated me, but I recommend hiring people like her at every job I’ve had since we worked together. She could push every button in every order. When our code said it would take a text file, she would create an excel file, rename it, and pass it into our app, just to watch it fail.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:01:16pm

re: #196 Belafon

I had a tester that infuriated me, but I recommend hiring people like her at every job I’ve had since we worked together. She could push every button in every order. When our code said it would take a text file, she would create an excel file, rename it, and pass it into our app, just to watch it fail.

One of my former cow-orkers was like that, when I worked in software QA. When our product was ramping up toward release, he felt it just wasn’t good enough - that there were quality issues that would affect the product. So he made it his goal to log at least one show-stopping bug per day for as long as he could. It was little surprise when he was let go, but the point was well made.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:02:21pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:04:29pm

re: #196 Belafon

I had a tester that infuriated me, but I recommend hiring people like her at every job I’ve had since we worked together. She could push every button in every order. When our code said it would take a text file, she would create an excel file, rename it, and pass it into our app, just to watch it fail.

Part of me is like “hooray for people like that because it turns out users really do do that shit” and part of me is like “guys I am a one person app team and none of you have paid me anything for this so please have mercy.”

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Interesting Times  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:04:35pm

re: #192 MsJ

Holy. Shit.

Please let that be true.

That was 100 tweets worth reading. Seriously. Read it.

Meh. It read more like wishful thinking and rationalizing after-the-fact to me. I mean, to boil it down to its essence:

1) There’s no way all the polls could’ve been wrong so Russia must’ve hacked vote results*
2) All looked lost, everybody seemed to be going along with the shitshow
3) Oh look, Comey wasn’t a trump lackey after all
4) We’re going to get REAL RESULTS any day now!!1!!

Uh…yeah. I’ll believe it when I see trump and the GOPers face ACTUAL CONSEQUENCES for once.

*Don’t we keep hearing from official channels that, “yes, Russia tried, but didn’t alter vote results”? If they did, prove it, if not, stop sending us down this rabbit hole and filling people with the false hope that the election results can magically be rendered null-and-void. The real election fraud happened the old-fashioned way: voter suppression and gerrymandering. The GOP is perfectly capable of pulling that garbage without Russia’s help.

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:04:36pm

I see Sessions is going to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Comm. next week. I don’t suppose it will be public, but a girl can hope.

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:11:15pm

re: #85 Broad With Sass

Reading through this, and this is my attitude:

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:14:05pm

It’s a fucking cult.

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:14:37pm

re: #200 Interesting Times

Meh. It read more like wishful thinking and rationalizing after-the-fact to me. I mean, to boil it down to its essence:

1) There’s no way all the polls could’ve been wrong so Russia must’ve hacked vote results*
2) All looked lost, everybody seemed to be going along with the shitshow
3) Oh look, Comey wasn’t a trump lackey after all
4) We’re going to get REAL RESULTS any day now!!1!!

Uh…yeah. I’ll believe it when I see trump and the GOPers face ACTUAL CONSEQUENCES for once.

*Don’t we keep hearing from official channels that, “yes, Russia tried, but didn’t alter vote results”? If they did, prove it, if not, stop sending us down this rabbit hole and filling people with the false hope that the election results can magically be rendered null-and-void. The real election fraud happened the old-fashioned way: voter suppression and gerrymandering. The GOP is perfectly capable of pulling that garbage without Russia’s help.

No one really likes the idea that there is a small chance that everything will go wrong at the same time (some would even argue that that’s what got humans started in the first place). But I do like the fighting attitude.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:16:45pm

re: #203 teleskiguy

It’s a fucking cult.

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Man, those fucking people are insane. And I try not to Bernie bash, since I know some people who did support Bernie last year (but they ended up being quite vocal and energetic supporters of Clinton), but Christ…

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:18:32pm

re: #205 Timothy Watson

Bernie is a crusty old bloated sack of protoplasm. Fuck him in the ass with a big rubber dick.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:21:56pm

re: #85 Broad With Sass

Holee Shit! That’s one HELL of a thread. Please, please be true.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:27:59pm
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Interesting Times  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:29:44pm

re: #204 Belafon

No one really likes the idea that there is a small chance that everything will go wrong at the same time (some would even argue that that’s what got humans started in the first place). But I do like the fighting attitude.

What’s that old saying, “crap in one hand and hope in the other and see which one fills up faster”? Likewise, a “fighting attitude” without solid evidence and/or a workable plan of action is tantamount to empty bluster at best, misleading false hope and dangerous diversion at worst. I, personally, am sick of all that.

To my mind, these are the things actually worth feeling hopeful about:

1) Supreme court decision that struck down racist NC gerrymandering
2) Meaningful backlash from powerful players against trump’s climate crimes
3) American voters actually paying attention to local and downballot positions for a change

Of course, the caveat to 3) is that it’s only useful if it results in GOPer defeats. The Montana debacle, in some respects, infuriated me even more than trump’s victory since it helped solidify that voters in that particular red state haven’t learned a good goddamned thing (to say nothing of the disgusting, repulsive, fascist wannabes who praised the GOPer’s thuggish actions. Stick them in 1930s Germany and they would have been thrusting their arms in the air and shouting “Sieg Heil!” at the top of their lungs.)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:32:28pm

Clearly it’s time for gin.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:33:23pm

re: #210 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Clearly it’s time for gin.

There is never a wrong time for gin.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:34:39pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:37:42pm
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SteelPH  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:39:20pm

re: #213 Stanley Sea

Of course he wouldn’t be concerned by Russian hacking. It helped him win.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:40:36pm

Never caught the stream with the original TV version of Batman, too young I guess. Seen a few episodes, I just thought it was hokey. Still, the entertainment world lost a very funny, very warm man. I really enjoyed his turn as voice actor in Family Guy, that was some funny stuff!

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:43:21pm
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JordanRules  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:43:33pm

re: #214 SteelPH

And he simultaneously bragged and projected about it the whole damn campaign.

He and his people knew what was up and what could happen and it apparently did.

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b.d.  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:45:32pm

re: #216 FormerDirtDart

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Parody account

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:45:46pm

re: #216 FormerDirtDart

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She’s supposed to work for someone who represents ALL Americans.

That tweet is fucking shameful.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:46:19pm

re: #211 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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makeitstop  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:46:20pm

re: #135 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My first drinking experience was tequila. DO NOT WANT. I’ll drink any other spirit at this point, but never tequila.

Odd you should mention that…

My wife and I and a couple of friends went back to the Bronx Botanical Garden to see the rest of the Chihuli exhibit (highly recommended if you’re in NYC or environs), and we stopped at the beverage stand when we got there. I asked for a water, but I let everyone talk me into getting a margarita.

Big mistake. Between the margarita ingredients and the heat, I got my ass cold kicked today. I’m sitting here with my third glass of ice water and bemoaning my bad decision.

We’re going on the Architecture cruise tomorrow, and I’m not going anywhere near the bar unless it’s for a bottle of water.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:46:54pm

re: #216 FormerDirtDart

Plus, it’s a fake acct. Dammit.

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:51:22pm

re: #212 Charles Johnson

You just have to wonder if any of these morons have any real idea what “shariah” means? Outside, of course, of the simpleminded equation “Shariah is Muslim law” > “Muslim is bad” > “Shariah is bad” = “we have to be against it”.

And what is their stupid obsession about “fighting creeping Shariah”? Is it really not blatantly transparent that that is simply a euphemism for “hating on anything that doesn’t demonize Muslims”?? (Like the F5 fartstorm on the right blogosphere when Campbell’s introduced a line of halal-certified soups?)

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Dave In Austin  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:51:39pm

re: #222 Stanley Sea

Plus, it’s a fake acct. Dammit.

I got it as well

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Interesting Times  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:53:13pm

re: #214 SteelPH

Of course he wouldn’t be concerned by Russian hacking. It helped him win.

Indeed. Why do people even bother expressing “shock”? It only makes them look willfully naive or obtuse.

On a related note, the talking point “Russia hacked the election” is dreadfully misleading and lazy on its own, because it’s far too vague to accurately cover multiple scenarios with varying degrees of severity and implications for the future:

1) Russia used its extensive troll/bot network to pump out propaganda to US voters
2) Russia hacked and released Podesta’s emails
3) Russia infiltrated DNC servers and leaked info
4) Russia also infiltrated RNC servers but didn’t leak info
5) Russia tried to hack into US voter registration databases
6) Russia succeeded in breaking into US voting systems and was able to alter anything from voter registration data to actual vote results

Number 6 would be the virtual A-bomb, of course, but we’ve yet to see any evidence of that nature (and as I mentioned earlier, so far, official channels are denying such an event took place. Now if it did, and they’re concealing the evidence thereof…hoo boy. Where are the leakers for that??)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:54:00pm

re: #218 b.d.

Parody account

still funny

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caseyjr  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:54:11pm

re: #191 (Bert the Turtle)

I restored all the windows in my old house over a 12 year period. Stripping all paint inside and out, removing the glass, sanding to bare wood, reglazing, adding weatherstripping. It was worth it. You can open the upper or lower sash with one finger. Not to mention quieter and less drafty.

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JordanRules  Jun 10, 2017 • 5:57:53pm

re: #225 Interesting Times

We need an easy, lazy talking point for the masses. Maybe Russia hacked the election isn’t it, but we need one.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2017 • 6:00:39pm

re: #228 JordanRules

We need an easy, lazy talking point for the masses. Maybe Russia hacked the election isn’t it, but we need one.

Giphy

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BeachDem  Jun 10, 2017 • 6:01:56pm

re: #205 Timothy Watson

Man, those fucking people are insane. And I try not to Bernie bash, since I know some people who did support Bernie last year (but they ended up being quite vocal and energetic supporters of Clinton), but Christ…

They’re so fucking helpful.

…progressives were less interested in simple unity than in a purity that they believed could win…Candidates for Congress and local offices walked the halls of the convention, signing up activists, who — post-Sanders — felt that any race was winnable if a candidate ran to the left.

Post 2016 candidate with the best chance of winning—Jon Ossoff (please, please) who is NOT running to the left.

Stephen Jaffe, a 71-year old Sanders supporter challenging House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for the 2018 midterm elections, spent some of a Friday-night meet-and-greet debating the relevance of the party with would-be supporters.

“If the driver pulls the car into a ditch, you get a new driver,” said Jaffe, sporting a campaign button and lapel pin that read “Gave My Last F—

Yeah, good luck with that—just what we need is a 71-year old first timer with an attitude.

washingtonpost.com

The comment by Sasha Stone pretty much says what I feel—it ends:

But we in the Democratic Party would appreciate it if these people would go their utopia with Jill Stein and let us try to take down Trump as best we can.

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Interesting Times  Jun 10, 2017 • 6:07:05pm

re: #228 JordanRules

We need an easy, lazy talking point for the masses. Maybe Russia hacked the election isn’t it, but we need one.

I’d prefer easy, lazy talking points for progressive policies and against GOP fuckery :/ Because ultimately, that’s the only way you’ll cure the disease that led to trumpism in the first place.

The thing with Russia is, all the buildup was leading to expectations of a smoking gun, and when it looked like it wouldn’t come, it seemed like the whole issue risked becoming a nothingburger (or else something too nuanced and complex for the average low-info voter to care about as opposed to, say, something far more immediate and concrete like losing their health insurance).

What brought it back to life, as far as I can see, was trump’s firing of Comey - now we’re in “it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up” territory and I’ll take it if it works.

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JordanRules  Jun 10, 2017 • 6:20:45pm

re: #231 Interesting Times

Word!

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retired cynic  Jun 10, 2017 • 6:26:28pm

re: #227 caseyjr

I restored all the windows in my old house over a 12 year period. Stripping all paint inside and out, removing the glass, sanding to bare wood, reglazing, adding weatherstripping. It was worth it. You can open the upper or lower sash with one finger. Not to mention quieter and less drafty.

You, sir, rock. That is no easy task.


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