And Now, an Awesome Live Set by Ninet Tayeb

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Bob Boilen | March 3, 2017 — Ninet rocked the Tiny Desk in ways rarely seen.

As I watched one of the most famous entertainers in Israel today here at NPR, I flashed back to a 1976 concert I saw by a not-yet-famous Joan Jett. Ninet has that same fierce and honest conviction, is walking that same path that Jett did and poised to find notoriety in this country, which she recently began to call home.

Ninet won me over during a small concert at last year’s SXSW; it was early in the day, but she was fully on fire and intense. She and her potent band have put out five albums and their most recent, Paper Parachute, is the home of the songs she brought to us. It’s filled with a her husky-toned voice and guitar lines straight out of stateside ’70s rock, with a Middle Eastern lean. It’s a winning sound, performed by an unrestrained talent.

Paper Parachute is available now:
iTunes: itunes.apple.com
Amazon: amazon.com

Set List
“Child”
“Elinor”
“Superstar”

Musicians
Ninet Tayeb (vocals, guitar); Joseph E-Shine Mizrahi (guitar, backing vocals); Matt McJunkins (bass, backing vocals); Doron Kochli (keys); Yotam Weiss (drums, percussion)

Credits
Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Morgan Noelle Smith, Bronson Arcuri; Production Assistant: A Noah Harrison; Photo: Marian Carrasquero/NPR.

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teleskiguy  Jun 11, 2017 • 6:47:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 6:50:57pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

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A bunch of porta potties illustrates Stephen Crowder pretty well.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2017 • 6:51:30pm
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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 6:53:54pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2017 • 6:55:34pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2017 • 6:55:48pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 11, 2017 • 6:59:07pm

What happened to “Search Google for this image” when I right click on an image in Chrome?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 6:59:24pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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They just love getting their viewers outraged.

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bratwurst  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:00:25pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:01:09pm

re: #7 The Vicious Babushka

What happened to “Search Google for this image” when I right click on an image in Chrome?

Oh McAfee SecureSearch made itself the default search engine when I wasn’t paying attention.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:06:34pm
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Teukka  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:07:17pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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And Charles Dickens.

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Teukka  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:08:46pm

re: #12 Teukka

And Charles Dickens.

Scrooge started back, appalled. Having them shown to him in this way, he tried to say they were fine children, but the words choked themselves, rather than be parties to a lie of such enormous magnitude.

“Spirit! are they yours?” Scrooge could say no more.

“They are Man’s,” said the Spirit, looking down upon them. “And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased. Deny it!” cried the Spirit, stretching out its hand towards the city. “Slander those who tell it ye! Admit it for your factious purposes, and make it worse! And bide the end!”

“Have they no refuge or resource?” cried Scrooge.

“Are there no prisons?” said the Spirit, turning on him for the last time with his own words. “Are there no workhouses?”

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Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:14:24pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:14:32pm

Donnie Trump retweeted this.

also,

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:16:59pm

New fresh Trump tweet.

“All of our work, including the passage of many bills.”
What bills if any were passed?

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retired cynic  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:19:02pm

re: #16 gocart mozart

New fresh Trump tweet.

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“All of our work, including the passage of many bills.”
What bills if any were passed?

They must have told him he worked hard and passed many bills. Passed many things of some sort, anyway. Bleah.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:19:39pm

On the subject of watching Megan Kelly, I would rather dry my eyes with ghost peppers.

As for Megan Kelly normalizing Alex Jones, I don’t curse much as a rule, but

Jesus White Christ!

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:20:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:20:16pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:20:32pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:20:33pm

re: #17 retired cynic

They must have told him he worked hard and passed many bills. Passed many things of some sort, anyway. Bleah.

Well, apparently the other day, he had a signing ceremony signing something asking Congress to do something or other.

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teleskiguy  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:20:47pm

re: #16 gocart mozart

Killing executive orders? Uh, isn’t that how he’s governed so far?

This man is not right in the head.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:20:49pm
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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:23:47pm
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calochortus  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:26:10pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

Killing executive orders? Uh, isn’t that how he’s governed so far?

This man is not right in the head.

He meant regulation-killing EOs.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:26:39pm

re: #25 jaunte

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So, it must be like 44.8% now, right?

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:28:35pm
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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:32:20pm

Here’s a positive development:

“…The design works via massive floating booms that sit on top of the water and act like a mini-coastline. Just like beaches collect our plastic waste, the boom can passively gather plastic waste and pull it to its center. Once a month or so, a boat would go collect the garbage.
………..
One of those .6 mile-long segments will be sent out for testing later this year, and the full system should be ready two years ahead of schedule. That’s important, because as Slat points out in the video above, right now just 3 percent of the plastics in his team’s surveys are microplastics — most are still large enough pieces that are easy to fish out.”

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:36:35pm

Sometimes I find myself losing my breath and just kinda staring off into the ether when my mind manages to capture how screwed up our supposed chief executive is. Usually Im only processing it in topical pieces but the whole of it is crazy and I physiologically react. He’s a sociopath, an abuser and every manifestation of our worst nightmare given unchecked power. He’s a malignant agent damaging certain demos very acutely and more generally, attacking the national drive for a more perfect union.

He’s also a traitor, beholden to a hostile foreign power.

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:38:42pm

re: #30 JordanRules

It helps to say it out loud, to write it down. All of this is true, and you’re right.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:39:51pm
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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:40:16pm
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Skip Intro  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:44:16pm

It’s very disturbing that the cancer called Fox News has metastasized, and is now attacking other news organizations.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:44:30pm

re: #31 jaunte

Thank you. I had to make that comment for that reason. I have to acknowledge​ it sometimes. He is abusing the whole country. I will dance in the resistance and snark every day to keep it moving but I have to name it and place it too.

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:48:49pm
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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:49:58pm

The mess is coming from inside the president.

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calochortus  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:51:12pm

re: #36 jaunte

Did he give him the power to do anything?
Of course not. This is just going to be an excuse to fire him. Not that I can work up any sympathy for anyone involved.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:51:28pm

re: #36 jaunte

This guy thinks he’s still got all the leverage. Freakin hilarious!
Dude, people are about to flip on you.
And getting fired is mostly a relief.

Absolutely clueless.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:51:37pm

re: #36 jaunte

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Yeah, Reince gets demoted to being Trump’s “#2 Man”…Thinking of all the Depends he will have to change…

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covfefe  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:52:07pm

re: #36 jaunte

Time to initiate impeachment. (Won’t happen but that’s the only way)

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:52:13pm

re: #38 calochortus

The dimwits surrounding Trump don’t seem to understand. He’s always going to eat them.

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calochortus  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:54:23pm

re: #42 jaunte

The dimwits surrounding Trump don’t seem to understand. He’s always going to eat them.

Loyalty: it’s a one way street.

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teleskiguy  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:55:22pm

OMG! Jim Wright don’t take no prisoners.

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petesh  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:57:03pm

re: #37 jaunte

The mess is coming from inside the president.

Yup. And Lewandowski and Bossie are “fresh blood.” It is to laugh.

July 4 is a Tuesday. I’m guessing that by July 10 the Obvious Anagram is in personal receipt of official invitation to have a little chat with Mr Mueller.

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:57:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:58:40pm

re: #46 jaunte

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Seriously. It’s central to the whole plot.

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:59:35pm

re: #47 HappyWarrior

“Julius and the Senators Go Bowling”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 7:59:42pm

re: #36 jaunte

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Couldn’t happen to a nicer asshole though. Reince has been Trump’s biggest enabler in the GOP establishment.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:00:11pm

re: #48 jaunte

“Julius and the Senators Go Bowling”

MacBeth with ktitens!

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:00:28pm
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retired cynic  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:01:26pm

re: #51 jaunte

LOVE!

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:01:33pm

re: #50 HappyWarrior

Is this an iPhone which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:03:12pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Couldn’t happen to a nicer asshole though. Reince has been Trump’s biggest enabler in the GOP establishment.

And who in the Republican establishment hasn’t enabled Trump — other than Kasich and he’s not in Washington? Aren’t McConnell and Ryan doing far more to assist Trump than Reince has?

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scottslemmons  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:03:18pm

re: #46 jaunte

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Current films showing on Delta Airlines include movies about hugging, like John Wick 2 and Logan.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:05:31pm

re: #54 Hecuba’s daughter

And who in the Republican establishment hasn’t enabled Trump — other than Kasich and he’s not in Washington? Aren’t McConnell and Ryan doing far more to assist Trump than Reince has?

I meant during his whole rise.

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Skip Intro  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:08:11pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Couldn’t happen to a nicer asshole though. Reince has been Trump’s biggest enabler in the GOP establishment.

Won’t hurt him at all. He’ll just go back to his old job doing wet work for the Koch brothers.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:09:30pm

re: #57 Skip Intro

Won’t hurt him at all. He’ll just go back to his old job doing wet work for the Koch brothers.

True that.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:09:52pm
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retired cynic  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:11:02pm

re: #59 JordanRules

huh?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:11:49pm

re: #60 retired cynic

huh?

Big win for Macron, big loss for LePen.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:13:03pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

Big win for Macron, big loss for LePen.

And a major European country that won’t look to kindly on Trump. Macron will have the backing of parliament.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:13:33pm

re: #62 Belafon

Yep. It wasn’t a one off.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:13:54pm

I’m heading to Lubbock tomorrow morning for my brother’s funeral.

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retired cynic  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:14:07pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

Big win for Macron, big loss for LePen.

Sorry! I mis-read it. Of course!

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retired cynic  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:15:09pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

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calochortus  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:15:37pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

I’m heading to Lubbock tomorrow morning for my brother’s funeral.

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teleskiguy  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:15:53pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:15:55pm

re: #65 retired cynic

Well, we are living n upside-down​ world here across the Atlantic.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:16:43pm

re: #62 Belafon

And a major European country that won’t look to kindly on Trump. Macron will have the backing of parliament.

Yep.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:19:45pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

I’m confident you’ll handle it beautifully! You’ve got your reserve of dignity to tap.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:21:32pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

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covfefe  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:27:39pm

Ugh.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:29:39pm

The democrats are weak BECAUSE…

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teleskiguy  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:29:54pm

re: #73 covfefe

I’m starting to take up CuriousLurker’s practice of preemptively blocking fuckheads on Twitter. This shitheel is blocked now.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:32:48pm

We’re right fucked. Should I say “spot on” fucked?

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teleskiguy  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:34:44pm

Metallica’s album “Death Magnetic” rocks pretty fuckin’ hard.

Just had to get that out there.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:35:10pm

re: #73 covfefe

Those folks used to be ranting solo on street corners and in their backyard. The interwebs giveth to us and taketh away our ability to cross the street on these batshit cabrons.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:37:50pm

re: #73 covfefe

Ugh.

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Oh before blocking looked at that clown’s picture. So he’s into getting dominated by ladies in leather…Hedley Lamarr would reply…

Kinky…

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:43:24pm

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:45:23pm

ICE arrests dozens of undocumented Chaldeans across Metro Detroit.

freep.com

“Chaldeans are worried they will be persecuted as Christians in Iraq if they are deported.”

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ObserverArt  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:45:59pm

re: #36 jaunte

Raw Story ✔ @RawStory
Trump gives Priebus July 4 deadline to ‘clean up’ the ‘mess’ in the White House — or lose his job ow.ly
10:48 PM - 11 Jun 2017
27 27 Retweets 42 42 likes

Great, all Reince has to do is tell Trump to pack up and leave.

Priebus: “Mr. President, resign.”

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:46:54pm

re: #81 jaunte

Our troubles are truly upon us.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:51:30pm

re: #81 jaunte

ICE arrests dozens of undocumented Chaldeans across Metro Detroit.

freep.com

I can’t wait to hear how they’re not real Christians in order to justify their deportation.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:55:34pm
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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:55:43pm

re: #84 Belafon

Time to get out that handy Family Guy color chart.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:57:06pm

re: #84 Belafon

I can’t wait to hear how they’re not real Christians in order to justify their deportation.

Wait for Franky Graham Cracker to show up on Fox and Fiends tomorrow morning to tell us how those Chaldeans aren’t Christian. I’m sure he’ll come up with a whole buncha Bi-Bull verses to justify that!

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2017 • 8:58:13pm

re: #74 Amory Blaine

The democrats are weak BECAUSE…

because the Democrats are weak. It’s a syllogism no matter how many times it’s actually proven wrong. Just like we don’t care about the troops, don’t care about rural communities (even if we suck at running in them), etc.

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:02:50pm
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Belafon  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:02:53pm

I think there’s a lot for Trump to get in trouble over, but I think this is the right way to view things:

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:03:17pm
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Belafon  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:06:55pm

re: #91 Amory Blaine

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My 17 year old, earlier today, asked “Did you know Cyndi Lauper sang Time After Time?” I replied, “I lived through her singing it.”

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:07:17pm

re: #55 scottslemmons

Current films showing on Delta Airlines include movies about hugging, like John Wick 2 and Logan.

I saw John Wick 2 last week. I haven’t decided if it was good or a waste of time.

Lots of head shots. I mean, lots.

Where’s a cop when you need one?

And I guess there will be a JW3, since he’s on the lam from everyone and his brother now.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:10:17pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:14:27pm
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jaunte  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:14:38pm
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Interesting Times  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:15:33pm

:/

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:17:52pm
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retired cynic  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:18:41pm

re: #97 Interesting Times

:/

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But what can we DO?

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Interesting Times  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:27:23pm

re: #99 retired cynic

But what can we DO?

I’ll let Sarah Kendzior answer that:

As she’s said before, one reason GOPers are gleefully pushing out all this toxic shit is because they don’t expect free and fair elections - they expect voter suppression on steroids, a divided and disaffected Democratic base, and gerrymandering to keep them in power no matter what.

We already know 62 million GOPers have the mentality of reddit/4chan/fox/stormfront trolls and vote accordingly. So sane people better come up with a coherent and workable plan to outnumber and outvote them.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:28:24pm

re: #97 Interesting Times

We don’t get bored. Especially not this time. There is sooooooo much going on. We are trying.

If the media isn’t covering the outrage it doesn’t exist maybe? Like Clinton focusing on policy during the campaign as just one example. Meanwhile how many stories on Cheeto voters still supporting Cheeto do we get?

Nope.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:33:01pm

It’s so much harder to build and work with in the rules. SMH

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:33:50pm
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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:34:46pm

re: #91 Amory Blaine

So good. I remember this video so vividly from my MTV youth.

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darthstar  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:35:09pm

re: #97 Interesting Times

:/

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Outrage fatigue is real. I was just thinking, before I opened my laptop to check the internet, how my views on politics have changed over the last few decades…

During Reagan’s years, Politics was a chance to get laid. I went to political rallies with other college kids and didn’t think about what it meant to be Republican/Democrat/Peace & Freedom…

During Bush 41, it was about fear - it was the first ‘war’ that we entered voluntarily that I was aware of.

During Clinton’s terms, it was about progress and protecting liberties from the evil religious right.

During Bush 43, it was about war again, only anger at wars of choice, bad forethought (or none at all as the case was), and the environment.

Obama’s years were about hope and disappointment. So much more we could have accomplished.

Now, it’s a mix of entertainment (which pains me more than I realized) and cynicism and outrage. I am ashamed at how much I ‘enjoy’ (enjoy is the wrong word but I’m using it anyway) the shit show that is the Trump administration. Never has failure to understand one’s job been so relieving…imagine how devastating he’d be if he knew what he was doing. I’m cynical because I don’t believe our country is mature enough to properly deal with Trump, and I’m outraged that we have to hope the GOP comes around.

Anyhoo…those are my thoughts before bed. Thanks for reading.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:42:16pm

re: #81 jaunte

ICE arrests dozens of undocumented Chaldeans across Metro Detroit.

freep.com

I think that’s the purpose of the exercise, to create more victims of ISIS.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:44:40pm
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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:48:20pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:51:07pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:53:49pm
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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 9:57:20pm

If you post that, I’ll say this. Needs more sledgehammer. 12 to 14 lbs.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 11, 2017 • 10:01:44pm

re: #43 calochortus

Loyalty: it’s a one way street.

I totally misread that as “a one way tweet”.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2017 • 10:02:41pm

re: #100 Interesting Times

So their strategy is not free or fair? Cool. Grant us that handicap. Then look at all the other bullshit we’re dealing with. Decades of it for the default demo and centuries for others. Lots of residual stuff being reignited.

How do you fight gutting of the VRA (legally, institutionally) tag-teamed with a hostile foreign power throwing shit all up in your front yard (unprecedented)? Yet we do fight on.

The resistance is real and fighting it’s ass off. Even Osoff. If one’s assessment of this shit storm doesn’t​ go heads up with the media, the GOP, the financial and historical disadvantages​ we’re dealing with it seems a bit like the easy road out. That might be where the disengaged and fatigued argument needs to be pointed…

…And it mirrors the damn campaign. It was so easy to refute the fake ‘Dems aren’t this or that’ arguments then because it was built on the same mountain of bullshit. Hell, I see enough engagement here to know it’s more about dynamics of power and who can amplify what. So we do what we can to counter that. This is something Sarah knows and loves about her hometown. She amplifies that.

So sane people better come up with a coherent and workable plan to outnumber and outvote them.

That’s us. The sane people is us. “We” is the word.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 11, 2017 • 10:07:13pm
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BeachDem  Jun 11, 2017 • 10:20:06pm

re: #89 jaunte

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Also—the fucking American Conservative was quite fond of this iteration of Julius Caesar.

Director Rob Melrose has set his Caesar at our precise historical moment, in Obama’s Washington, D.C. The capital is rocked by “Occupy Rome” protests. His Caesar (the suavely confident Bjorn DuPaty) is a tall, charismatic African-American politician; he doesn’t look or sound much like Obama (he more closely recalls Michael Jordan), but the audience is unquestionably going to read him as an Obama stand-in nonetheless, particularly when his opponents bear a marked resemblance to Eric Cantor (Sid Solomon’s snappy terrier Cassius) and Mitch McConnell (Kevin Orton’s cynical old pol Casca). Even Mark Antony is recognizable as a standard Democratic politician type, Clinton/Gore division. This could all come off as very cheap and obvious, but it doesn’t for two reasons.

theamericanconservative.com

Hmmmmm

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 12, 2017 • 3:48:04pm

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