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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:21:10pm

Editorial pages of the Big Important Papers all filled with flimsy thumbsuckers about how Liberals need to take responsibility for Scalise being shot.

Thanks, but no thanks. Return to sender.

Closest is the piece in the NYT about how the overheated rhetoric is an outgroth of the hidden profit imperatives of an all-pervasive media machine that feeds upon manufactured outrage, helpfully titled, “I’m OK - You’re Pure Evil.”

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:22:46pm

Money graf from Frank Bruni’s take:

Lately, Trump and his children have been playing the victims of all this, but save your tears. He has been an enormous part of the problem, from before his candidacy to the present. If anyone sets and bears responsibility for our country’s tone, it’s our president, and let’s please not forget that he got all those plaudits last week for his dignified, sensitive response to the Alexandria shooting because we’re never sure we can count on him to clear even the lowest of bars.

He doesn’t so much lead the country as addle it, unhinging everyone in his orbit and anyone pressed to keep tabs on him. Anderson Cooper, flustered by Jeffrey Lord’s blind worship of Trump, describes a vulgar scenario to ridicule it. Politicians litter their remarks with four-letter words.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:23:07pm
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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:25:26pm

Meanwhile, Ross Douthat wrings his hands and assigns blame to the forces that are trying to pull the country towards the center because Reasons, and anyway, the liberals in the media should shaddup already about right-wing murdercases because it’s mean and hurts his feelings:

“The second thing to say is that a murderous attack on Republicans by an angry liberal should be an important reminder for our media-cultural establishment that societies can be pulled apart from the left as easily as from the right. Of course, network anchors and magazine editors and editorial boards know this on an intellectual level. But because our centrist elites are actually center-left there is a constant, involuntary tug toward emphasizing what’s wrong on the right-wing side of the spectrum and excusing what’s wrong on the other.”

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bratwurst  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:25:29pm
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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:32:35pm

re: #5 bratwurst

Martin Short plays that character to a T.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:34:35pm

Current temperature is 102.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:38:06pm

I’m in San Francisco. 80 with breeze.

I HAZ COOL!

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bratwurst  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:50:51pm

Another helpful contribution to the dialogue between peoples:

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BeachDem  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:50:57pm

The latest Ossoff email header:

Accept defeat. Jon Ossoff lost. It’s over.

How inspiring! (and it ends, we won’t beg—and it’s the fifth begging email so far today)

Damn, I really want him to win, but the emails are getting ridiculous.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:52:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:53:58pm

re: #10 BeachDem

The latest Ossoff email header:

Accept defeat. Jon Ossoff lost. It’s over.

How inspiring! (and it ends, we won’t beg—and it’s the fifth begging email so far today)

Damn, I really want him to win, but the emails are getting ridiculous.

Bernie just endorsed Ossoff…nothing like waiting until almost the last minute…

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2017 • 1:55:35pm

re: #10 BeachDem

The latest Ossoff email header:

Accept defeat. Jon Ossoff lost. It’s over.

How inspiring! (and it ends, we won’t beg—and it’s the fifth begging email so far today)

Damn, I really want him to win, but the emails are getting ridiculous.

I also donated. Why am I spared? (Not complaining…)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:00:30pm

It’s always comforting when you hear thunder, it’s getting dark outside, the satellite feed disappears, and then you see wtfit on the radar…

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:00:43pm

Notice how after awhile the rate of rotation matches the video frame rate, so the camera is doing one or more full integer spins between every frame capture and the image lines up near perfectly again.

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:02:44pm

re: #13 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I also donated. Why am I spared? (Not complaining…)

I donate every week. I get one letter saying defeat and another letter saying victory.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:09:23pm

re: #10 BeachDem

The latest Ossoff email header:

Accept defeat. Jon Ossoff lost. It’s over.

How inspiring! (and it ends, we won’t beg—and it’s the fifth begging email so far today)

Damn, I really want him to win, but the emails are getting ridiculous.

It’s just past 2PM here in Los Angeles and I have already gotten 8 e-mails from Ossoff.

Enough already! All going in the trash bin!

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:10:42pm

MAKE THE OUTDOORS GREAT AGAIN!!!

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BeachDem  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:10:51pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bernie just endorsed Ossoff…nothing like waiting until almost the last minute…

Hope it’s not the kiss of death. Why would he even do it? Not getting enough media time today?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:12:43pm

re: #19 BeachDem

Hope it’s not the kiss of death. Why would he even do it? Not getting enough media time today?

It’s too little and too late from Bernie. Still pissed at him for dissing Ossoff as too mainstream earlier!

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:13:48pm

Trump really seems to be digging himself one hell of a hole here.

It’s pretty damned clear that Rosenstein isn’t going to fire Mueller, and Trump’s public anger towards him can only play out as a continued and far more flagrant attempt to obstruct justice.

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Ming5000  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:20:48pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

I did notice the rotation synching. So cool. The pig was quite excited at first!

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:23:24pm

Brave girl: m.dailykos.com

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:30:19pm

re: #10 BeachDem

The latest Ossoff email header:

Accept defeat. Jon Ossoff lost. It’s over.

How inspiring! (and it ends, we won’t beg—and it’s the fifth begging email so far today)

Damn, I really want him to win, but the emails are getting ridiculous.

I’m fairly certain that the twice a day phone calls from restricted numbers are Ossoff fundraising related and I refuse to pick up and answer them. (Also, routinely one is before 7:30am. Thank goodness for do not disturb mode on the phone.)

I am hoping they will stop soon.

(Closing in on 105. Makes my run when it was only 88 look positively cool. Hah. I took the water backpack which I don’t normally bother with on a 5k and was sucking down water like it was going out of style.)

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:31:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:36:17pm

The last question Kelly asked Putin, which was not aired, was startling in its pandering. “We have been here in St. Petersburg for about a week now. And virtually every person we have met on the street says what they respect about you is they feel that you have returned dignity to Russia, that you’ve returned Russia to a place of respect. You’ve been in the leadership of this country for 17 years now. Has it taken any sort of personal toll on you?”

A former CIA Russia analyst who spoke to HuffPost was taken aback by the last question Kelly asked. “I can’t begin to tell you what this did for Putin’s ego, and I wouldn’t put it past the Kremlin to use it for propaganda purposes. Putin’s obsession is, by his definition, making Russia great again. He’s obsessed with the idea that he has returned the country to what he sees as the glory days of the USSR. He feels that since the breakup of the USSR, Russia has too often ceded ground where it shouldn’t have. And he’s obsessed with people seeing him as the one who brought dignity back to Russia.”

jeebus…

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ObserverArt  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:38:47pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tower Hamlets MPS ✔ @MPSTowerHam
These are the amazing dogs who searched the #GrenfellTower with their fire protective boots on. 👏👏👏
3:41 PM - 17 Jun 2017
7,932 7,932 Retweets 18,373 18,373 likes

I have to disagree with WeRateDogs.

20/10 for one h*ck of a rescue crew.

Why 20 outta 10? Because they are doing work that humans can’t and really don’t want to have to do. They are so valuable, as humans are learning doggos are one of our best assistants for so much.

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ObserverArt  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:39:56pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bernie just endorsed Ossoff…nothing like waiting until almost the last minute…

Just like he waited to release his taxes.

What?

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darthstar  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:44:00pm
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darthstar  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:45:47pm

It ain’t easy for Jesus loving bigots these days.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:46:12pm
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darthstar  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:51:01pm

re: #31 goddamnedfrank

New favorite account.

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Nice…

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Skip Intro  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:53:32pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bernie just endorsed Ossoff…nothing like waiting until almost the last minute…

Really? Dammit, that means Ossoff is going to lose.

Why doesn’t Bernie just go back to Vermont and STFU? His assholes in California have got the Dems here in a war against each other, giving the GOP an opening in 2018 they shouldn’t have.

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BigPapa  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:53:43pm

Sekulow’s meldown is epic. I’ve been listening to his shitty AM Radio grift show for 6+ months. He should have tried to walk it back by saying he misspoke, it would have been a less troublesome path, but his ego got the better of him and he had to go back at Wallace. There are still Trumpkins saying Sekulow was awesome.

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darthstar  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:55:36pm

re: #31 goddamnedfrank

New favorite account.

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A lot of them are similar poses - masked guy with gun. I’ll stick with @TrumpsTies

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darthstar  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:57:03pm
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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:58:10pm

re: #32 darthstar

Nice…

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Those can’t be real. Can they?

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Stanley Sea  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:58:49pm

Had magnificent dim sum today.

Plus the table ordered a whole Peking duck.

I’m down with a huge case of consumption, but it was worth it.

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darthstar  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:59:13pm

re: #37 makeitstop

Those can’t be real. Can they?

Nah…They’re all staged photos.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 18, 2017 • 2:59:57pm

re: #39 darthstar

At least those photos are funny.

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darthstar  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:00:52pm

re: #38 Stanley Sea

Had magnificent dim sum today.

Plus the table ordered a whole Peking duck.

I’m down with a huge case of consumption, but it was worth it.

What did they do with the carcass? One place we like will make duck rolls, then take the rest of the duck back and turn it into a duck soup, or better still, the last time I went, they made drunken noodles with duck.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:03:01pm

My friend the gourmand took it home!!! No idea.

re: #41 darthstar

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:12:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:13:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:26:06pm
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Nyet  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:26:20pm

Proud Boys is a far-right men’s organization[1][2][3] founded in 2016 by commentator Gavin McInnes. McInnes describes the organization as a “pro-Western fraternal organization” for men who “refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.”[4] The group has been referred to as Alt-Right,[5] but McInnes describes the alt-right as “too far” because they think “Whites are what [are] important, not necessarily Western values”, and instead identifies as “Alt-Light”. He claims to be inclusive to anyone “as long as you accept the western world as the best.”[6] The Proud Boys also subscribe to “no wanks”, which is a rule banning masturbation.[7]

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Ming5000  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:26:31pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

It rolls off the tongue, “Mike Pence, asshole.”

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Nyet  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:29:10pm

re: #46 Nyet

No wanks!

But buttplugs are a-OK.

NSFW.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:29:39pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bernie just endorsed Ossoff…nothing like waiting until almost the last minute…

Kiss of death?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:31:11pm

re: #49 Barefoot Grin

Kiss of death?

Unfortunately. Ossoff is fucked.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:35:16pm

re: #46 Nyet

The medical community can track these guys for prostate cancer rates to test the new “21-times-per-month” recommendation.

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bratwurst  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:35:20pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

Can’t REALLY be shocked this is happening in the same state where Saxby Chambliss beat triple amputee Vietnam vet Max Cleland by putting him in an ad with Bin Laden.

Chambliss Ad (Cleland)

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:37:34pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The only tie-in that should occur with this shooting is the inability for anyone to keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have one.

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BeachDem  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:40:34pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jeez—in addition to his idiotic take on things, his spelling and grammar are pathetic:

sereptitiously?
mornings headlines?
nubile men and women?
bone head?
Me thinks?
(I’ll excuse mischievious, which can be used “ironically,” although I don’t think Pence has an ironic bone in his body (or his head.)

Proofreaders are us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:46:23pm

I need a word for this bullshit:

and he also retweeted this crap:

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BigPapa  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:52:54pm

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

Unfortunately. Ossoff is fucked.

Ossoff just got Berned.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:53:29pm

Temps are finally trending down after a peak of 107.6F, I hope.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:53:43pm

yay me! Flash flood warning for another 2+ hours…

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:59:01pm

So another election, another Bernie 11th hour endorsement in the hope of catching some measure of the glory of a win.

Which means we can look forward to “The DNC didn’t do enough to help Ossoff win!” come Wednesday.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2017 • 3:59:55pm

re: #56 BigPapa

Ossoff just got Berned.

If anyone is still paying attention. I’ve been phone banking for Ossoff since the primaries, and I think at this point, they’re all turning off their phones (which is what I’d do if I were there).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:01:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:02:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:06:37pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:06:49pm

re: #55 Backwoods_Sleuth

I need a word for this bullshit:

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That doesn’t make any sense.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:07:29pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Simply pathetic and desperation by Handel’s campaign to tie Ossoff to the shooting. Hopefully the voters see through this bs.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:08:18pm

re: #59 Targetpractice

So another election, another Bernie 11th hour endorsement in the hope of catching some measure of the glory of a win.

Which means we can look forward to “The DNC didn’t do enough to help Ossoff win!” come Wednesday.

Oh? He finally endorsed Ossoff after having implied he was a corporatist sellout. I really wish Bernie would mind his own damn business. We can win and lose with out his help.

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darthstar  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:11:54pm

One nice thing about not getting our new pup”s tail bobbed…he’s easy to pick out of the crowd when we get updates…His working ‘name’ is ‘Long-Tail’ - at least that’s how my buddy who I’m getting him from and I refer to him in our texts to each other.

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ObserverArt  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:20:07pm

re: #67 darthstar

One nice thing about not getting our new pup”s tail bobbed…he’s easy to pick out of the crowd when we get updates…His working ‘name’ is ‘Long-Tail’ - at least that’s how my buddy who I’m getting him from and I refer to him in our texts to each other.

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Good lookin’ group of puppers. Healthy and growing.

Just call your new buddy L.T. and then people can always ask you what L.T. is short for.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:21:45pm

re: #57 Single-handed sailor

Temps are finally trending down after a peak of 107.6F, I hope.

I was wrong, it dropped to 106.5 then went back up, topping out at 108.1F

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Nyet  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:22:53pm

GREAT SUCCESS!

Front National took 8 seats in the Parliament! Victory is near!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:25:15pm

re: #70 Nyet

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GREAT SUCCESS!

Front National took 8 seats in the Parliament! Victory is near!

He’s really grasping for a straw there isn’t he?

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Nyet  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:25:57pm

re: #71 HappyWarrior

I’m so glad for France tho.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:26:00pm

power just came back on after being off for about 5 minutes or so.
Within seconds a lightning bolt ripped across the sky right over the farm and BOOM!!!

the house shook, the dogs and cats are all in hiding now.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:28:09pm

re: #72 Nyet

I’m so glad for France tho.

Were most of these NF wins in the same part of the country by chance?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:28:33pm

ahhh…the aroma of ozone in the air that lets one know how close the lightning came…

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:33:15pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

That was v. cool: especially as the rotation thing aligned towards the end.
But the pig showing up was definitely LOL time.

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:34:07pm

re: #70 Nyet

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GREAT SUCCESS!

Front National took 8 seats in the Parliament! Victory is near!

Is the French like other parliamentary systems where she was assigned the seat by the party, rather than winning a local election?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:39:48pm

I hadn’t heard about this and it’s kind of terrifying. Also it’s a great typo in the original tweet.

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:42:58pm

re: #71 HappyWarrior

re: #72 Nyet

I’m so glad for France tho.

Why do I think Hoft’s tweet ended “..emerged victorious … in her own back yard” (I won’t click on any link to Dim Jim: Internet Cooties might be a real thing)?

This is an unusual result in French politics, though: nobody (except and since De Gaulle) gets a Parliamentary majority: even more so since Macron’s victorious Party was only cobbled up last year. One can only hope Macron will be able to do more with his Presidency and Majority than the last few French Presidents who haven’t been able to do much, and end up with approval ratings that make Donald Trump’s look like FDR’s - but we shall see.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:44:13pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

If I had the raw video I could clip frames for a sorta steady view instead of the spin. Some guy put a GoPro on a football, had someone toss it really long, and made a “drone” view of the football field.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:48:43pm

re: #73 Backwoods_Sleuth

power just came back on after being off for about 5 minutes or so.
Within seconds a lightning bolt ripped across the sky right over the farm and BOOM!!!

the house shook, the dogs and cats are all in hiding now.

When it’s safe look at the tallest thing near. See it the tip is black. Close enough to smell? I’d think under 100 yards.

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Wile E. Coyote's mom  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:54:17pm

re: #10 BeachDem

The latest Ossoff email header:

Accept defeat. Jon Ossoff lost. It’s over.

How inspiring! (and it ends, we won’t beg—and it’s the fifth begging email so far today)

Damn, I really want him to win, but the emails are getting ridiculous.

I sent him money each week during the special election and renewed it so he gets money from me until next week. I received a payment acknowledgement from PayPal and the very next email was asking why I wasn’t responding to his pleas for donations.

Like you I get at least 4 or more a day—mainly more. Can’t wait until next week. I hope the Bernie endorsement isn’t the kiss of death it has been so far.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:55:21pm

I like this one. It tells a story.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:55:52pm

The best ads.

Sherwin-Williams

Safari Animated TV Commercial | Sherwin-Williams

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:57:18pm

re: #78 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I hadn’t heard about this and it’s kind of terrifying. Also it’s a great typo in the original tweet.

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Fucking ticks, man. “Welcome to New Hampshire, you’re going to love it; just don’t go off the trail or chase errant soccer balls into the brush….” We’ve been lucky so far. We do daily tick checks.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 18, 2017 • 4:57:22pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

I agree. That is a good one.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:02:22pm

re: #86 PhillyPretzel

I agree. That is a good one.

I’m sure they’ve won the Cleo. (only know this award from Mad Men)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:03:28pm

re: #85 Barefoot Grin

Fucking ticks, man. “Welcome to New Hampshire, you’re going to love it; just don’t go off the trail or chase errant soccer balls into the brush….” We’ve been lucky so far. We do daily tick checks.

My sister is currently on the look-out for Lyme’s symptoms after finding an adult female deer tick too late.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:06:10pm

re: #88 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Has she spotted a “bulls-eye” circle yet? That is supposed to be the sign of Lyme Disease.

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ObserverArt  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:06:54pm

re: #87 Stanley Sea

I’m sure they’ve won the Cleo. (only know this award from Mad Men)

When I was studying Communications Arts in college, we used to see movies of past year’s Cleo award winners. That was back in the early 70s…so some of the commercials were pretty outrageous. Every industry has an awards show…their Oscars.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:08:54pm

re: #90 ObserverArt

When I was studying Communications Arts in college, we used to see movies of past years Cleo award winners. That was back in the early 70s…so some of the commercials were pretty outrageous. Every industry has an awards show…their Oscars.

Yep, even typesetters

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:09:33pm

re: #88 klys (maker of Silmarils)

My sister is currently on the look-out for Lyme’s symptoms after finding an adult female deer tick too late.

The only saving grace is that doctors are starting to take it seriously.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:11:52pm

re: #89 PhillyPretzel

Has she spotted a “bulls-eye” circle yet? That is supposed to be the sign of Lyme Disease.

She has not, but although that is the classically known sign, it doesn’t happen in all cases. Even if you go with the best estimate (that 80% of cases do see the rash), that still means one out of every 5 folks who contracts the disease doesn’t have the rash.

But no other symptoms so far, so so far so good. (I really just wanted to see how many times I could work the word so into a phrase. Okay, not really, but it’s kind of cool.)

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MsJ  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:20:21pm

Thread.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:24:26pm
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Decatur Deb  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:27:06pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

New faces in #France parliament include #Fields medal winner mathematician #CédricVillani running under #Macron #LREM party

Really going for that 19th Cent. mathematician vibe:

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:31:18pm

re: #88 klys (maker of Silmarils)

re: #89 PhillyPretzel

Also: not all deer ticks (even in high-risk areas) carry the Lyme virus : it’s best to get tested, just in case, though.

I’ve had two Lyme scares in my life: once in 1989 after a visit to Block Island (aka Plague Central) -tick bite complete with bullseye rash, but no disease, thankfully. The other time was c. 2005, when, after a trip to the Berkshires, I found a nice fat tick attached in a rather awkward place, and freaked out. However, after taking it to doctor (right away!) it too tested negative. Best not to take chances, Lyme is a pretty gnarly ailment…

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caseyjr  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:50:24pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If I had to imagine what a French mathematician looked like in 1880, I would pick this guy.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:56:37pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

1 Cedric Villani in the French Assembly = 100 Homeschooled Idiot GOP Congressmen

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2017 • 5:58:49pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

The best ads.

Sherwin-Williams

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My favorite TV spot. I stop everything when it comes on.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:02:34pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:06:19pm

Hmmm, I wonder why the words “terror/terrorism” are not mentioned?

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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:09:54pm
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sagehen  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:11:29pm

re: #102 FormerDirtDart

Hmmm, I wonder why the words “terror/terrorism” are not mentioned?

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You have to get pretty far down in the articles (and not even mentioned in all of them) that this “crowd of pedestrians” was a bunch of Ramadan celebrants on their way out of the mosque after prayers.

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MsJ  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:14:58pm

Welp…

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Interesting Times  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:15:22pm

The UK tweeter above may have made an unfortunate choice of username, but his avatar is all kinds of win.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:16:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:19:38pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:19:48pm

re: #104 sagehen

You have to get pretty far down in the articles (and not even mentioned in all of them) that this “crowd of pedestrians” was a bunch of Ramadan celebrants on their way out of the mosque after prayers.

Yeah, and it was only Al Jazeera that mentioned that.
Though, a couple other bothered to bring up that “Muslims” had been arrested in previous pedestrian/vehicle incidents

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Stanley Sea  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:19:58pm

re: #100 makeitstop

My favorite TV spot. I stop everything when it comes on.

YES, me too!

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Decatur Deb  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:21:25pm

The Bard can use the ink.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:25:38pm

As long as they spell Shakspere right.

en.wikipedia.org

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:26:30pm

4 more Ossoff e-mails in the past hour…ALL straight to the trash…

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sagehen  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:27:23pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

The best ads.

Sherwin-Williams

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My all-time favorite ad is still T-Mobile

The T-Mobile Welcome Back

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:29:10pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:31:04pm

Don’t these cars being chased ever run out of gas?

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:32:45pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:32:53pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:33:13pm

re: #103 teleskiguy

A couple of years ago the wife dug up a spiny lizard nest in the garden. I took the eggs and kept them in a container with some mulch and a month later we had 6 baby lizards. I opened the container and Boom! They were gone.

Never even said thanks. I think I posed pics here…. I did.

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BeachDem  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:36:25pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

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And just to head off the right wing’s predicted “WE SHUT IT DOWN” which I expect is coming, Julius Caesar only runs through June 18.

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Interesting Times  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:36:41pm

Daily FAIL at it again…

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:45:40pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:46:00pm

re: #121 Interesting Times

Remind me to shave before I commit my next antisocial act (some lizard of the male persuasion will have to show me the tricks).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:46:03pm

What happened in UK is terrible, but again I am reminded how much worse it could have been were semi automatic weapons readily available…

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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:48:56pm

re: #123 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Remind me to shave before I commit my next antisocial act (some lizard of the male persuasion will have to show me the tricks).

Pay close attention when you are shaving near your nose. A man looks very strange without a nose.

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:51:21pm

re: #125 EPR-radar

Pay close attention when you are shaving near your nose. A man looks very strange without a nose.

Probably the reason why so many men in the straight-razor era used to wear beards….

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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:53:58pm

re: #126 Jay C

Probably the reason why so many men in the straight-razor era used to wear beards….

Neckbeard is excusable if the alternative might be a self Sweeney Todd exit.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 18, 2017 • 6:54:32pm

EDIT/Delete… Just catching up on the terror attack on Muslims. OMG. Why won’t they call it what it is. Sorry that Sunday dinner post was utterly tone deaf.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:00:30pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

As the old joke goes, “We’ve already determined that. Now we’re just haggling over the price.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:02:12pm

re: #121 Interesting Times

Daily FAIL at it again…

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“Clean-shaven”

So, a skinhead.

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:03:47pm
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Timothy Watson  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:05:05pm

re: #121 Interesting Times

Daily FAIL at it again…

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Have the moderate whites of London condemn this heinous attack?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:08:51pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:12:30pm
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prairiefire  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:17:32pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hel-lo!

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:21:24pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:40:59pm
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Belafon  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:44:25pm

re: #131 jaunte

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Is the implication that there might have been a similar attack tonight in NYC, coordinated between people in London and NYC?

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:46:47pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:47:25pm

re: #132 Timothy Watson

Have the moderate whites of London condemn this heinous attack?

Of course not. They’re all in on it. You know how they are in hot weather.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:48:55pm

re: #138 Belafon

Is the implication that there might have been a similar attack tonight in NYC, coordinated between people in London and NYC?

Nah. Copycat though is another matter.

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:51:21pm

re: #138 Belafon

Is the implication that there might have been a similar attack tonight in NYC, coordinated between people in London and NYC?

Maybe “tonight” or not: there might also have been some intel regarding a potential attack. NYPD maintains a top notch intelligence division: they also might just be being proactive to discourage any “copycats”.

ADD: as U. D. said while I was plinking my comment out on my iPad….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:52:52pm

[rant]

I really hate this new trend of physical competition shows featuring C and D list celebrities.

Thank god Amazon and Netflix have actual quality tv shows I can watch.

[/rant]

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:53:20pm

Interesting if true:

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:53:45pm

re: #138 Belafon

Is the implication that there might have been a similar attack tonight in NYC, coordinated between people in London and NYC?

It does seem to imply that, with the precautions said to be based on intel from London. London driver found to be in touch with, or even coordinating with American fanatics? That would be a significant escalation but not impossible at all.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 18, 2017 • 7:56:22pm

re: #113 Joe Bacon 🌹

4 more Ossoff e-mails in the past hour…ALL straight to the trash…

I received an Ossoff note a couple days ago that claimed it was the last request and I actually made another contribution. So what happened? a half dozen more requests.

After the treatment Georgians handed to Max Cleland years ago, I am skeptical that Georgia voters are able to see through the dishonest, depraved ads demonizing Ossoff that clutter the air waves.

Unlimited money funding campaigns is destroying our country.

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Kragar  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:04:48pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:09:55pm

re: #137 FormerDirtDart

Sean Hannity ✔ @seanhannity
Agree or disagree I say @NBCNews RELEASE THE TAPES. Let America decide.


8:07 PM - 18 Jun 2017

The only appropriate interview of Jones is one that destroys him.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:10:38pm
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ObserverArt  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:11:44pm

Alex Jones controls Megyn Kelly’s and NBC’s futures.

He’s a power full man!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:11:55pm

re: #149 FormerDirtDart

If I could only somehow become morally comfortable with selling my soul I could make a fortune.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:15:05pm
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SteelPH  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:16:27pm

re: #152 goddamnedfrank

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why
all of my why

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:18:06pm

Bernie, Reanimated.

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Teukka  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:18:40pm

re: #154 jaunte

Bernie, Reanimated.

Bernie Invictus?

*barfs*

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:20:10pm

re: #152 goddamnedfrank

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In 2020, we’ll have a whole group of people who won’t have moved on from 2016.

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:21:08pm

re: #155 Teukka

“It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with Millionaires and Billionaires the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:30:06pm

re: #156 Belafon

In 2020, we’ll have a whole group of people who won’t have moved on from 2016.

“Donald Trump was elected to a second term tonight…”

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:43:04pm

I read the article about the Southern Baptists passing the resolution condemning white slavery, and I talked about it. Like the guy who wrote the article, I think the curse of Ham should have been mentioned so that people couldn’t forget that the Southern Baptists were a part of the problem. Which lead my mom to immediately go into her problem with the removal of the Confederate statues.

I mentioned that the reason they need to be removed from public places, and put into museums, is that they honor those who were traitors. As I think about it now, I should have pointed out that it makes them look like good guys. If we’re going to leave statues to these people up, they need to show what they did. They need to show Lee arresting black union soldiers and sending them into slavery. Put Nathan Bedford Forrest in a KKK outfit.

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Interesting Times  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:48:45pm

re: #148 Hecuba’s daughter

The only appropriate interview of Jones is one that destroys him.

On that note, look who’s sorry now:

Gee, who’s the person who actually HAS been trying to expose the fringe for nearly a decade? He runs some website whose users insist on herpetological nicknames, I think…

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:49:26pm

Authentic wingnut gibberish from Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative:

Facebook Post

I have to emphasize at this point that Don is a real person rather than some kind of parody and he really is a fairly prominent conservative activist in Lubbock.

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scottslemmons  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:51:10pm

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel

Authentic wingnut gibberish from Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative:

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I have to emphasize at this point that Don is a real person rather than some kind of parody and he really is a fairly prominent conservative activist on Lubbock.

I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with his brain.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:52:47pm

re: #162 scottslemmons

I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with his brain.

Plenty.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:53:05pm

re: #162 scottslemmons

I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with his brain.

He’s pretty old but he would have to be about 300 for age alone to explain all the malfunctions.

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scottslemmons  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:53:44pm

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel

Authentic wingnut gibberish from Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative:

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I have to emphasize at this point that Don is a real person rather than some kind of parody and he really is a fairly prominent conservative activist on Lubbock.

I mean, that’s gotta be the weirdest victim-blaming bullshit I’ve seen outside of some kind of really broad comedy. “They are so evil to get murdered by our honkies!” is the kind of thing that should get you sent to a hospital when you say it seriously.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:53:46pm

re: #152 goddamnedfrank

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Somebody grab the Kryptonite. Please…

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:57:19pm

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel

Does he actually think the attacker was Muslim, or is he just cynically trying to lump this latest attack into the “one more incident of Muslim terrorism” pile to fool his audience?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2017 • 8:58:25pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

Don’t these cars being chased ever run out of gas?

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I still remember the chase where the fool went into a gas station, filled the tank, the police cars blocked the exits and the crook just drove off the curb and continued…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:00:14pm

re: #146 Hecuba’s daughter

Yep, last hour 4 more Ossoff e-mails.

I can’t wait for Tuesday to hurry up and get here!

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scottslemmons  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:00:17pm

re: #167 jaunte

Does he actually think the attacker was Muslim, or is he just cynically trying to lump this latest attack into the “one more incident of Muslim terrorism” pile to fool his audience?

From what I remember of him, Donald May’s mind has been entirely subsumed into the Mirror Universe. If Rush Limbaugh tells him 2+2=5, May believes it without question.

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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:00:35pm

re: #167 jaunte

Does he actually think the attacker was Muslim, or is he just cynically trying to lump this latest attack into the “one more incident of Muslim terrorism” pile to fool his audience?

Yes.

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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:01:07pm
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Interesting Times  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:01:52pm

re: #168 Joe Bacon 🌹

I still remember the chase where the fool went into a gas station, filled the tank, the police cars blocked the exits and the crook just drove off the curb and continued…

This one has that beat ;)

Canadian Police Chase

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allegro  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:08:26pm

re: #167 jaunte

Does he actually think the attacker was Muslim, or is he just cynically trying to lump this latest attack into the “one more incident of Muslim terrorism” pile to fool his audience?

No, see, it’s the Muslims who MADE the white guy do that. Just like it was Obama who made white guys racists. I mean, duh.

///

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:13:38pm

A Fox news commentator has actually referred to the London van attack as “terrorism.” Oh, well, it was a nice gig while it lasted.

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covfefe  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:21:17pm
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Kragar  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:30:58pm

re: #176 covfefe

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sagehen  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:33:24pm
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retired cynic  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:41:30pm

re: #178 sagehen

You know, maybe I’m weird, but that just does nothing for me! Guess I’m really old now.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:43:11pm

re: #152 goddamnedfrank

First make him explain why he voted against Russian sanctions. Or I’m having no part of him.

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prairiefire  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:43:56pm

re: #179 retired cynic

You know, maybe I’m weird, but that just does nothing for me! Guess I’m really old now.

I think he could do something for me.

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scottslemmons  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:44:20pm

re: #180 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

First make him explain why he voted against Russian sanctions. Or I’m having no part of him.

I understand the Republicans had put Iranian sanctions in the same bill with the Russian sanctions, and Sanders felt they should be separate items.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:45:19pm

re: #182 scottslemmons

I understand the Republicans had put Iranian sanctions in the same bill with the Russian sanctions, and Sanders felt they should be separate items.

A feeble excuse.

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piratedan  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:46:17pm

re: #160 Interesting Times

maybe they should talk to the guys that provided Jim Hoft and Infowars WH press credentials and allows them play at GOP/CPAC events… just sayin’.

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allegro  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:47:49pm

re: #183 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

A feeble excuse.

Considering he was only 1 of 2 votes against, i.e. worthless, I figured it was just to get attention. Bernie is loving that spotlight as has grown addicted to it.

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danarchy  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:48:11pm

re: #180 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

First make him explain why he voted against Russian sanctions. Or I’m having no part of him.

He already did if I am not mistaken. He voted for the original bill which was sanctions against just Russia and then voted against the final bill because it included additional sanctions against Iran which he feared would jeopardize the nuclear deal.

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Wile E. Coyote's mom  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:52:35pm

Don’t know if anyone has mentioned this. Battery is getting low, so I will post and go.

Seems like Ossoff’s opponent is using the interstate crosscheck program to perge black and Korean voters from the rolls. She also has polls only in white areas. One of the comments came from someone who is in Ga6 and she stated that she believes that to be true. Says the air is toxic down there.
Palest, the one who exposed the program, was in GA and he states that he believes that is what is happening.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2017 • 9:57:56pm

That Muslim girl who was murdered in Virginia. Not far from where I grew up. Sigh. Heartbreaking.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 18, 2017 • 10:02:01pm

re: #186 danarchy

He already did if I am not mistaken. He voted for the original bill which was sanctions against just Russia and then voted against the final bill because it included additional sanctions against Iran which he feared would jeopardize the nuclear deal.

Wasn’t the original bill directed against the Iranians and the Russian sanctions were added to that one?

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 10:24:55pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 10:38:11pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2017 • 10:40:25pm

Yeah goddamnedfrank! Louise Mensch is a loon and you’re proving it nine ways from Sunday.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2017 • 10:43:33pm

Oh I hope Bharara tears Mensch to shreds.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2017 • 10:44:14pm
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wheat-dogg  Jun 18, 2017 • 10:47:55pm

Poking around steemit.com, I came across an anti-vaxxer from New Zealand.

steemit.com

The comments are roughly 80% in agreement with her choice not to vaccinate her kid.

Why is this even a debatable issue in the 21st century?

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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2017 • 10:52:59pm

re: #195 wheat-dogg

James Randi calls it woo, and I guess the influence on our species that woo has ebbs and flows.

*sigh*

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2017 • 11:02:26pm

I predict, sometime in the future, there will be fuckwits who claim the Mars landing never happened.

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DanielKi  Jun 18, 2017 • 11:18:13pm

re: #197 Eclectic Cyborg

I predict, sometime in the future, there will be fuckwits who claim the Mars landing never happened.

And these fuckwits will be living on Mars.

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Scout  Jun 18, 2017 • 11:27:47pm

This was in my hometown newspaper (The Japan Times) this morning.
Shootings kill or injure 19 U.S. children each day, study shows

And yet GOP voters are convinced Islamic State is an existential threat.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 18, 2017 • 11:30:13pm

re: #1 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

Editorial pages of the Big Important Papers all filled with flimsy thumbsuckers about how Liberals need to take responsibility for Scalise being shot.

Thanks, but no thanks. Return to sender.

Closest is the piece in the NYT about how the overheated rhetoric is an outgroth of the hidden profit imperatives of an all-pervasive media machine that feeds upon manufactured outrage, helpfully titled, “I’m OK - You’re Pure Evil.”

I’ll consider it when I see camo-clad Muslims and atheists protesting with AR-15s outside some Southern Baptist church that just hosted one of the many crazed hate-mongering “guest speakers” who work that circuit. A Democratic ad that puts crosshairs on a GOPer might also help persuade me. Until then these editorialists and their fake equivalence can fuck right off.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 18, 2017 • 11:33:26pm

re: #198 DanielKi

And these fuckwits will be living on Mars.

People have always lived on Mars. Stories about Earth are only myths!

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sagehen  Jun 18, 2017 • 11:42:41pm
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Kragar  Jun 18, 2017 • 11:45:03pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 12:05:07am

Hmmm, so they’re not going to roundup all the friends and family of the suspect for questioning?

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Dave In Austin  Jun 19, 2017 • 1:34:56am
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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 1:51:56am

re: #170 scottslemmons

From what I remember of him, Donald May’s mind has been entirely subsumed into the Mirror Universe. If Rush Limbaugh tells him 2+2=5, May believes it without question.

Didn’t the May family found Clear Channel communications, or was that a different wingnut family?

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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 2:08:12am

And I have to say, this phrasing that the van “collided with” pedestrians is really sort of odd. There’s an implication there that the people who got run down in the street by a goddamn van are somehow partially responsible for it.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 19, 2017 • 2:09:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 2:09:46am

re: #207 makeitstop

And I have to say, this phrasing that the van “collided with” pedestrians is really sort of odd. There’s an implication there that the people who got run down in the street by a goddamn van are somehow partially responsible for it.

Unarmed black people who get shot by police are also somehow responsible for it, too, right?

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 3:11:34am
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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 19, 2017 • 3:47:27am

Been watching a very good movie on Amazon, The Purple Plain from 1954. Has Gregory Peck as an insane pilot in Burma. I can relate.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 4:35:33am

Is it possible that Trump is deliberately Tweeting nonsense like a mother fucker in order to keep the spotlight on himself so that the GOP can quietly finish the job of gutting the ACA, or is he Tweeting nonsense like a mother fucker just to keep the spotlight on himself (because he has already forgotten all about the AHCA)

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I cannot.  Jun 19, 2017 • 4:46:33am

re: #212 The Vicious Babushka

Yes.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:01:34am

re: #212 The Vicious Babushka

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ipsos  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:02:45am

re: #206 makeitstop

Didn’t the May family found Clear Channel communications, or was that a different wingnut family?

Different family. That was the Mays family from San Antonio.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:12:13am
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steve_davis  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:20:27am

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Damn. It’s the fourteenth doctor!

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Dr. Matt  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:24:24am
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:26:03am

Well, that’s one hell of a tweet to start the week on.
I guess I should start buying canned food, and preparing for the atomic dystopia that Jacksonville, FL will surely become…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:29:04am

re: #218 Dr. Matt

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But he’s happy to point out his 50% approval rating.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:30:00am
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Dr. Matt  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:30:07am
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Targetpractice  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:32:29am

re: #221 FormerDirtDart

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“Don’t politicize a shooting…unless we can exploit it, then politicize it like there’s no fucking tomorrow!!!”

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Dr. Matt  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:32:33am

His thread is epic

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Dr. Matt  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:35:47am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:38:26am

HURR HURR DEMOCRATS WANTS TO STOP ME FROM TAKING ALL TEH MONEYS FROM MEDICAID & GIVIN IT TO TEH RICHS!!!!!!!

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:39:19am

re: #225 Dr. Matt

Donald’s tweet appears to gone into hiding, luckily Jaffy got a screengrab

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I cannot.  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:41:13am
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wheat-dogg  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:42:36am

re: #225 Dr. Matt

Trump deleted the tweet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:43:18am

re: #229 wheat-dogg

Trump deleted the tweet.

Is that allowed? Public document and official Presidential statement and all?

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Teukka  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:43:33am

re: #229 wheat-dogg

Trump deleted the tweet.

Seems the guy has an issue with impulse control…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:44:38am

re: #229 wheat-dogg

Trump deleted the tweet.

Did it contain a typo? That the usual reason.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:44:53am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is that allowed? Public document and official Presidential statement and all?

No, it isn’t, but this the Trump Era of Non-Compliance with Law, Ethics and Protocol.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:45:39am

re: #232 The Vicious Babushka

Did it contain a typo? That the usual reason.

No typos. He was calling attention to his lawyer appearing on F&F.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:45:42am

Did they ever nail that guy in the car chase in Costa Mesa last night?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:47:31am

re: #233 wheat-dogg

No, it isn’t, but this the Trump Era of Non-Compliance with Law, Ethics and Protocol.

It is the era of non-prosecution of blatant crimes and misdemeanors…

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:47:55am

re: #229 wheat-dogg

Trump deleted the tweet.

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is that allowed? Public document and official Presidential statement and all?

re: #232 The Vicious Babushka

Did it contain a typo? That the usual reason.

re: #233 wheat-dogg

No, it isn’t, but this the Trump Era of Non-Compliance with Law, Ethics and Protocol.

Scroll up to :
re: #227 FormerDirtDart

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wheat-dogg  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:50:23am

Trump’s only interest is Trump. The world could be in flames around him, and he’d be glued to the TV waiting for F&F to utter his name during a broadcast.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:50:26am

I used to work with David.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:51:30am

re: #229 wheat-dogg

Trump deleted the tweet.

What a PC cuck

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Dave In Austin  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:55:58am

Fucked. Ben Shapiro on Morning Blow

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:56:50am

Demented JillShills still running around

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jeffreyw  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:57:43am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Dr. Matt  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:58:38am

Here are the names of my (our) shipmates that died. E3 up to E6. This was the first cruise for some and probably the 3rd or 4th (or 5th) for others. Besides the range in experience, look at the racial and ethnic diversity of this group. I can attest first hand that this diversity makes our Navy (and other branches) stronger and not weaker (as the right would want you to believe). RIP.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 5:59:57am

re: #243 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Who eats fried chicken for BREAKFAST?

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:00:15am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is that allowed? Public document and official Presidential statement and all?

In my mind this is a YUGE question that needs an answer.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:01:07am

re: #245 The Vicious Babushka

Who eats fried chicken for BREAKFAST?

Me. But only if I’ve been up all night drinking. And that was 25 years ago when I was young enough to get away with. Please don’t judge. Ok, you can judge a little.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:04:12am

Russia now says they will track and shoot down any American aircraft over Syria west of the Euphrates. Pretty sure that’s a Russian No Fly Zone threat. latimes.com

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Dave In Austin  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:05:22am

re: #245 The Vicious Babushka

Who eats fried chicken for BREAKFAST?

Southern thing..

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:07:50am

re: #249 Dave In Austin

Southern thing..

In my case Southern California.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:08:41am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:10:14am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:13:57am

re: #252 The Vicious Babushka

How dare they actually wait to gather evidence and display a careful and deliberate investigative process?

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scottslemmons  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:16:16am

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel

Authentic wingnut gibberish from Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative:

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I have to emphasize at this point that Don is a real person rather than some kind of parody and he really is a fairly prominent conservative activist in Lubbock.

Late late late update — here’s an actual comment made on Donald May’s post:

Modern conservatism is full of fucking psychotics. Don’t know how anyone is supposed to reach these moral monsters. I can’t think of any way to fix the problem aside from incarcerating them all, and we don’t have nearly enough mental hospitals to deal with them.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:19:41am

re: #253 Unshaken Defiance

How dare they actually wait to gather evidence and display a careful and deliberate investigative process?

By-product of having a top cop named ‘Cressida’.

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ChuckJager95  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:22:49am

re: #254 scottslemmons

Late late late update — here’s an actual comment made on Donald May’s post:

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Modern conservatism is full of fucking psychotics. Don’t know how anyone is supposed to reach these moral monsters. I can’t think of any way to fix the problem aside from incarcerating them all, and we don’t have nearly enough mental hospitals to deal with them.

She seems nice.

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jeffreyw  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:23:55am

re: #245 The Vicious Babushka

Who eats fried chicken for BREAKFAST?

Would you rather have a kitteh? Asking for a friend.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:29:40am

Well damn.
Someone took pity on me a couple days ago, last week the ads here were wreaking havoc with my computer, and I found out just now.
Someone has purchased me an one-year ad-free subscription.
Whoever you are, thank you.

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scottslemmons  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:30:37am

re: #256 ChuckJager95

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She seems nice.

My lone comfort is she’s almost certainly the kind of coward who never acts on her fantasies.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:32:45am

re: #258 FormerDirtDart

Nice! That’s why when I discuss this place with the unaware, I call it “the oasis on the internet”.

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Targetpractice  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:33:56am

re: #254 scottslemmons

Late late late update — here’s an actual comment made on Donald May’s post:

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Modern conservatism is full of fucking psychotics. Don’t know how anyone is supposed to reach these moral monsters. I can’t think of any way to fix the problem aside from incarcerating them all, and we don’t have nearly enough mental hospitals to deal with them.

The sort of nutters who (without fail) rush out after a terrorist attack to scream that any Muslim that doesn’t automatically condemn it is evidence that Islam supports terrorism.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:36:25am

re: #261 Targetpractice

The sort of nutters who (without fail) rush out after a terrorist attack to scream that any Muslim that doesn’t automatically condemn it is evidence that Islam supports terrorism.

The same nutters who spammed #TheResistance last week insisting that everyone who ever posted to that hashtag is equally guilty of shooting Scalise.

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William Lewis  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:36:56am

re: #258 FormerDirtDart

Well damn.
Someone took pity on me a couple days ago, last week the ads here were wreaking havoc with my computer, and I found out just now.
Someone has purchased me an one-year ad-free subscription.
Whoever you are, thank you.

Someone did that for me at Christmas. It was probably the best gift I received last year. Thanks again to my anonymous benefactor.

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Jay C  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:36:57am

re: #256 ChuckJager95

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She seems nice.

No: she seems like a deranged and hateful nutcase.
The problem of the Social Media Age is that it gives cranks like Marti the same platform as the sanest commenter around . A couple of decades ago, she would probably have had to spread her bile via a mimeographed newsletter or whatever: now the whole world can read her hatemongering crap instantaneously.
Progress!!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:37:38am

Remember the most British protest ever? The rubber ducks in the potholes. In the same genre-Is this the most Californian crime ever? Grand Theft Avocado”.

Three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:38:21am

About that car chase last night…

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lizardofid  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:40:12am

re: #264 Jay C

No: she seems like a deranged and hateful nutcase.
The problem of the Social Media Age is that it gives cranks like Marti the same platform as the sanest commenter around . A couple of decades ago, she would probably have had to spread her bile via a mimeographed newsletter or whatever: now the whole world can read her crap instantaneously.
Progress!!

Upding for the mimeograph reference.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:41:30am

re: #263 William Lewis

Someone did that for me at Christmas. It was probably the best gift I received last year. Thanks again to my anonymous benefactor.

Me, too.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:41:55am

So much hate in this world.

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William Lewis  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:42:50am

Regarding Trump & Nato - this is why it’s vital to fight him and keep it strong:

A Czech T-72 flying the NATO flag. Once upon a lifetime ago, I sat across that border in a US Army M-60A3 as part of the Ageis of NATO. Now we’re allies and the defense of Europe goes on.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:43:05am

re: #259 scottslemmons

My lone comfort is she’s almost certainly the kind of coward who never acts on her fantasies.

99.9% are thankfully but I’m sure the guy who ran over these people was once a jerk making assholish comments too.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:44:50am

re: #271 HappyWarrior

99.9% are thankfully but I’m sure the guy who ran over these people was once a jerk making assholish comments too.

And James Hodgkinson too.

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:46:22am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in NYC metro area. It’s a steamy and hot day here, with expected strong/severe storms coming through during the day. But that’s nothing compared to the ongoing shitstorm in Trumpworld.

Trump seems to think his job is to tout the Trump brand, and let the world know his lawyer is on Fox News this morning, instead of working on nominating an ambassador to Japan or a Secretary of Navy (kinda important given that the USS Fitzgerald suffered major damage in a collision with a freighter over the weekend, resulting in the loss of life of 7 sailors).

Trump later deleted that tweet, which itself is a violation of NARA rules.

Trump is his own worst enemy and he doubles down when things go wrong, or projects, or tells other lies. It’s how he has always operated, and there’s no reason anyone should expect him to change. He didn’t during the campaign. He didn’t during the transition, and he’s now been in office since January and hasn’t changed one iota.

There’s no benefit of doubt. The guy is a raving nutjob who doesn’t understand what it means to be president, but instead thinks he can look at Fox and Friends, recite Alex Jones conspiracies, and that makes him presidential.

Oh, and he’ll continue taking credit for the economy that was bestowed to him by Obama (after spending years attacking Obama for the same kind of economic growth and unemployment figures). Trump hasn’t gotten his own budget enacted, and the economy operates largely beyond a president’s control, but that doesn’t stop him from taking credit for the work of others (again, his usual MO). His EOs haven’t changed the economy since most of them relate to promises to do stuff down the road.

One area where he’s trying to tout success is on bringing back coal jobs. John Oliver skewers him on that too:

Trump’s Coal Plan: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | Jun 18, 2017

Coal industry has about 50,000 jobs, which is less than half of the number employed by JC Penney (which itself is on the verge of collapse). Sears is likewise circling the drain, and they’ve got 178,000 jobs at stake.

Alt energy jobs are several times that figure, but Trump thinks he’s going to bring back a dying industry (one that has been on the decline for decades as automation/technology have meant fewer people can mine more coal at less cost than ever). But natural gas is the real killer for coal, and that’s not changing. Alt energy is likewise reaching a tipping point on energy production/costs. Regulations are a small reason why coal is dying out, and with it the jobs. Obama isn’t to blame for that no matter how much Trump wants to brand it that way.

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Jay C  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:46:39am

re: #263 William Lewis

Someone did that for me at Christmas. It was probably the best gift I received last year. Thanks again to my anonymous benefactor.

That’s great! How does one do that? Is there an LGF Secret Santa list?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:48:08am

Look at this mother fucking asshole==>

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:53:27am

Well, I decided to check other avenues on twitter the President* might convey his thoughts, or the administration official recognition on the verified deaths of the seven sailors aboard USS Fitzgerald.

I found nothing.
last “retweet” by @POTUS (not even an original account tweet)

Only mention from @PressSec was to retweet same.
As did @WhiteHouse
@FLOTUS complemented Camp David and wished POTUS a Happy FathersDay. no mention of Fitz crew.
Nothing at all from @Reince45, @LWalters45 (White House Deputy Press Secretary), or @SHSanders45. And by nothing I mean they didn’t even retweet Donald’s tweet from the 17th (above)

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:54:21am

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

Look at this mother fucking asshole==>

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Whatever Nugent fan.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:58:07am

Oh yeah.
There has been no reports of the President ordering flags to half-staff.
Which should have happened yesterday, to commence today, and throughout the week.
It’s kind of customary…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:58:10am

re: #272 The Vicious Babushka

And James Hodgkinson too.

Exactly. You just never know which one of these assholes is going to actually act on their violent fantasies.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:59:01am

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

Look at this mother fucking asshole==>

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Hard to believe that there’s a wingnut out that makes Paul Ryan look good (Nehlen ran against Ryan in 2016 and is apparently running against him again).

The saddest thing is that he’s still sucking on Trump’s dick even after Trump endorsed Ryan.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 6:59:03am

That case here in Va is just breaking my heart. This literally happened in my hometown.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:02:22am

re: #281 HappyWarrior

That case here in Va is just breaking my heart. This literally happened in my hometown.

And police aren’t investigating the case as a hate crime despite a female Muslim teenager being beaten to death with a baseball bat.

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weave  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:04:38am

Ah. Look at what came up on my Facebook memory feed from 5 years ago.

Marco Rubio says he would come to the US illegally if he had to

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:04:52am

re: #282 Timothy Watson

And police aren’t investigating the case as a hate crime despite a female Muslim teenager being beaten to death with a baseball bat.

Damn, I didn’t see that part. Such a heartbreaking case. I actually think I may have canvassed fairly near where this all went down. Definitely got deja vu seeing the addresses.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:05:33am

re: #282 Timothy Watson

And police aren’t investigating the case as a hate crime despite a female Muslim teenager being beaten to death with a baseball bat.

Have there been any breaks of the Maryland teenagers shot to death in their car the day before graduation a couple of weeks ago? I know you’re Virginia, but it’s fairly close, I think.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:06:14am

re: #283 weave

Ah. Look at what came up on my Facebook memory feed from 5 years ago.

Marco Rubio says he would come to the US illegally if he had to

Rubio is such a sham. Loves to talk about his hard working immigrant parents but happy to align himself with people who would deport them in a second. He’s got no principles at all. The only thing Rubio cares about is his own resume.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:06:44am

re: #285 Barefoot Grin

Have there been any breaks of the Maryland teenagers shot to death in their car the day before graduation a couple of weeks ago? I know you’re Virginia, but it’s fairly close, I think.

Haven’t. I’m closer to Maryland than Timothy is though.

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covfefe  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:10:16am

re: #205 Dave In Austin

Those that want to ban people fleeing this war zone are shitting on the sacrifices that David Eubank is making.

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:10:23am

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

Look at this mother fucking asshole==>

Number of people that have died from the “radicalized left” (one person): 0.
Number of Muslim girls beaten to death by the “radicalized right” over the weekend: 1.
Number of Muslims run over by the radicalized right: ~1 dozen. Number killed: 1

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sagehen  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:10:24am

theatlantic.com
Power Causes Brain Damage
Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise

The historian Henry Adams was being metaphorical, not medical, when he described power as “a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies.” But that’s not far from where Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, ended up after years of lab and field experiments. Subjects under the influence of power, he found in studies spanning two decades, acted as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury—becoming more impulsive, less risk-aware, and, crucially, less adept at seeing things from other people’s point of view.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:11:09am

re: #287 HappyWarrior

Haven’t. I’m closer to Maryland than Timothy is though.

That’s a shame. But you’re right—this recent murder is heartbreaking.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:11:24am

You can’t be surprised they’re exploiting the shooting in Alexandria even though if the same had happened to Dem Congressmen, they’d be imploring “Don’t politicize this.”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:12:21am

re: #291 Barefoot Grin

That’s a shame. But you’re right—this recent murder is heartbreaking.

Yeah, my brother isn’t much older than the victim was and I grew up in Herndon/Reston. Damn it, I mean we have bigots here but this really by and large is a fairly tolerant community.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:12:23am

re: #292 HappyWarrior

You can’t be surprised they’re exploiting the shooting in Alexandria even though if the same had happened to Dem Congressmen, they’d be imploring “Don’t politicize this.”

Inveterate liars.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:13:15am

re: #285 Barefoot Grin

Have there been any breaks of the Maryland teenagers shot to death in their car the day before graduation a couple of weeks ago? I know you’re Virginia, but it’s fairly close, I think.

Police: 3 men arrested in fatal shooting of 2 Germantown teens

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:13:45am

re: #264 Jay C

No: she seems like a deranged and hateful nutcase.
The problem of the Social Media Age is that it gives cranks like Marti the same platform as the sanest commenter around . A couple of decades ago, she would probably have had to spread her bile via a mimeographed newsletter or whatever: now the whole world can read her hatemongering crap instantaneously.
Progress!!

And the skills to recognize this are something my kids are learning, but too many older people do not have that skill. They are used to the media being somewhat informative (even if it fails at some things) but have no clue how to handle pure propaganda.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:17:00am

re: #295 Timothy Watson

Police: 3 men arrested in fatal shooting of 2 Germantown teens

Wow, stupid shit. I feel for the families, but it’s oddly comforting that this wasn’t a hate crime.

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:19:39am

Whoops…

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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:22:13am

Is anyone in the White House going to notice that the deaths of the Fitzgerald crew members should be properly acknowledged?

Anyone?

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:28:26am

re: #299 makeitstop

No. Not until they figure out how it’ll make Trump look presidential as he reviews the flag draped caskets at Dover AFB.

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:28:55am

BWHAHAAHA..

Day after Trump touts Rasmussen poll, new poll shows he’s underwater.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:29:37am

re: #301 lawhawk

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BWHAHAAHA..

Day after Trump touts Rasmussen poll, new poll shows he’s underwater.

He touted a poll a couple weeks ago from Rasmussen that had him at 48%.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:30:33am

re: #302 Timothy Watson

He touted a poll a couple weeks ago from Rasmussen that had him at 48%.

He’s such a butthead.

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:31:56am

Oh, kudos to goddamnedfrank above for laying out how insane Louise Mensch is and that she is fighting a losing battle with reality (and Preet Bharara).

Preet knows a thing or two about how the criminal justice system works in the US. Louise doesn’t. She thinks there’s secret indictments just waiting to be dropped. That’s not how it works, and Preet takes her behind the woodshed.

All the while, she stands by her “reporting” despite the fact that she has spun claims that can’t be verified. If they never come to pass, she can claim the indictments were suppressed. But if an indictment is handed down through the ordinary means, she will claim vindication.

This is how conspiracies work.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:32:22am

re: #301 lawhawk

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BWHAHAAHA..

Day after Trump touts Rasmussen poll, new poll shows he’s underwater.

If Trump’s underwater on a Rasmussen poll, he’s in seriously deep shit; Rasmussen is notorious for leaning GOP.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:34:21am

OK, what’s the bet on Donald tweeting about this in short order?

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covfefe  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:34:36am

OMG. A kitty was trapped in a Tesla. :(

They got it out though! That cat needs to be named Tesla.

gizmodo.com

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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:35:15am

re: #302 Timothy Watson

He touted a poll a couple weeks ago from Rasmussen that had him at 48%.

The last one had him at 50% and he acted like he was at 80%.

Today, Rasmussen joins the ranks of fake news. Bigly.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:36:22am
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Decatur Deb  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:37:28am

re: #305 Dr Lizardo

If Trump’s underwater on a Rasmussen poll, he’s in seriously deep shit; Rasmussen is notorious for leaning GOP.

They use a proprietary Likely Voter definition—usually cleaned up just before an election to restore quasi-credibility.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:38:19am

Does anyone remember that production of Macbeth from 50 years ago, that spoofed LBJ?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:38:40am

re: #309 The Vicious Babushka

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FFS. Didn’t see anyone obsessed when the same play was done with an Obama like Caesar but I get it, conservatives are fucking morons.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:38:50am

re: #311 The Vicious Babushka

Does anyone remember that production of Macbeth from 50 years ago, that spoofed LBJ?

McBird. It pissed me off then, too.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:40:16am

More lib-TARD statistical analysis bias

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:50:40am

re: #304 lawhawk

Oh, kudos to goddamnedfrank above for laying out how insane Louise Mensch is and that she is fighting a losing battle with reality (and Preet Bharara).

Preet knows a thing or two about how the criminal justice system works in the US. Louise doesn’t. She thinks there’s secret indictments just waiting to be dropped. That’s not how it works, and Preet takes her behind the woodshed.

All the while, she stands by her “reporting” despite the fact that she has spun claims that can’t be verified. If they never come to pass, she can claim the indictments were suppressed. But if an indictment is handed down through the ordinary means, she will claim vindication.

This is how conspiracies work.

I finally stopped the foolish practice of reading LM tweets a few weeks ago. I understand why she has followers. The trauma of the Trump presidency makes some people vulnerable to fantastic claims. I was one of them. With some distance I can see the BS.

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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 7:54:15am
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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:00:19am

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel

Authentic wingnut gibberish from Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative:

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I have to emphasize at this point that Don is a real person rather than some kind of parody and he really is a fairly prominent conservative activist in Lubbock.

It’s rather sad that ‘conservative’ and ‘foaming insanity’ are now interchangeable terms.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:01:10am

re: #167 jaunte

Yes.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:01:59am

re: #171 teleskiguy

Great minds. ;)

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:05:19am

re: #315 Barefoot Grin

There’s a lot of people who substitute wishful thinking for how things work in the world.

There’s nothing quick or easy about indictment processes, especially as they relate to the kinds of issues facing the Trump administration and individual members of Trump’s inner circle.

It takes time to build cases, and we’re still in the part of the process where everyone is lawyering up (and it is hilarious to watch Trump suffer from having counsel that is inexperienced as compared to his underlings who have found high-powered/high profile lawyers who deal with these kinds of issues regularly). Everyone is still in the information gathering phase, and indictments could occur after that wraps up.

A lot of people would love that the process goes quicker than it is (and I am among those who would love to see Trump gone sooner, rather than later), but I also know that the process is time consuming and those who are gathering the information want to have all the evidence before they move forward with their recommendations.

That’s why I’d take Preet’s word over Mensch’s - especially considering that Mensch doesn’t have a clue about how the US legal system works, and she’s made that clear on a number of occasions already.

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Interesting Times  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:08:46am
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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:09:29am

re: #167 jaunte

Does he actually think the attacker was Muslim, or is he just cynically trying to lump this latest attack into the “one more incident of Muslim terrorism” pile to fool his audience?

Both. He knows his supporters/followers aren’t going to fact-check him, and they regurgitate whatever they state without hesitation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:12:10am

re: #320 lawhawk

A lot of people would love that the process goes quicker than it is (and I am among those who would love to see Trump gone sooner, rather than later), but I also know that the process is time consuming and those who are gathering the information want to have all the evidence before they move forward with their recommendations.

If they are going to move to take down DT, they have to make sure that everything is impeccable, irreproachable, consistent and that every little jot and iota must be in place.
Because it will be fought and contested all the way until - and even beyond - the end.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:16:46am

re: #256 ChuckJager95

Another example of how the term ‘hero’ has been corrupted and used as an excuse for the most heinous acts.

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:17:35am

Yeah, we see what you’re doing GOP (the start of a tweet-storm rant).

Stealing from seniors who have worked their entire lives and paid in to Medicare/Medicaid/SS so that the rich can hoard more wealth.

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Teukka  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:19:53am

re: #324 Romantic Heretic

Another example of how the term ‘hero’ has been corrupted and used as an excuse for the most heinous acts.

See point #11 in Ur-Fascism, “everybody is educated to become a hero”.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:23:14am
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jaunte  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:24:32am
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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:26:54am

Teenagers and preteens being “moody” and “withdrawn”? Ban telephones!
Smartphones made his kids ‘moody’ and ‘withdrawn.’ Now he wants to ban them for preteens.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:27:44am

re: #328 jaunte

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Someone finally do a LexisNexis search on Mensch?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:27:51am

re: #329 Timothy Watson

Teenagers and preteens being “moody” and “withdrawn”? Ban telephones!
Smartphones made his kids ‘moody’ and ‘withdrawn.’ Now he wants to ban them for preteens.

Yeah it’s the phones fault. //

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:30:33am

re: #329 Timothy Watson

Teenagers and preteens being “moody” and “withdrawn”? Ban telephones!
Smartphones made his kids ‘moody’ and ‘withdrawn.’ Now he wants to ban them for preteens.

Was this guy never a teenager?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:32:44am

re: #332 Belafon

Was this guy never a teenager?

He was obviously never a Teenager in Love.

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covfefe  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:32:51am

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jaunte  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:33:13am
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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:42:53am

re: #325 lawhawk

Yeah, we see what you’re doing GOP (the start of a tweet-storm rant).

[Embedded content]

Stealing from seniors who have worked their entire lives and paid in to Medicare/Medicaid/SS so that the rich can hoard more wealth.

I realize it’s an artifact in the background, but the dude on the left looks like he got baked before the press conference.

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:43:51am

re: #334 covfefe

Assumes facts not in evidence - namely that there’s anyone controlling Trump. He’s a reactionary nutjob who has never had to account to anyone for his actions.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:48:23am

OK, that has got to be annoying as hell.
Have admit, Donny did campaign on using messengers. Who could’ve guessed he meant the actual Director of the CIA?

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I cannot.  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:50:44am

re: #338 FormerDirtDart

OK, I know DC traffic must be a stone bitch…but THREE HOURS A DAY?!

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jaunte  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:53:29am

re: #338 FormerDirtDart

Langley to the White House is less than five miles. He must be including waiting time once he arrives.

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ObserverArt  Jun 19, 2017 • 8:56:52am

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

Look at this mother fucking asshole==>

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That seems to be the whole GOP Handel campaign strategy.

All kinds of nasty.

Kathy

GA-06: Childish Radicals

GA-06 Risky

And there was an even nastier one but I can’t find a video of it.

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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:01:16am

re: #340 jaunte

Langley to the White House is less than five miles. He must be including waiting time once he arrives.

It takes him ten minutes to get there and back, and the rest of the time trying to break down the briefing into words small enough for Trump to understand.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:03:28am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:04:34am

Holy crap, knock me over with a feather: I got a callback from one of my senator’s staffers in Washington over my recent E-mail.

The E-mail concerned Eric Trump’s recent genocidal statements against Democrats on FOX News Channel; I called on Deb Fischer (R-Nebr.) to condemn such statements.

He was mistaken in thinking I wrote about Donald Trump; I corrected him to note it was in fact Eric that made those statements, not his father.

He said he would pass my concerns along to Sen. Fischer. (I’m not expecting a lot here, but the fact I got an acknowledgement from Deb Fischer’s office is quite an advancement on any other issue I ever wrote about, other than saving our Post Office.)

Hallelujah. My GOP Senator has acknowledged my existence. (Perhaps she’s concerned I might have a following out here in the Nebraska Desert.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:07:47am

re: #329 Timothy Watson

Teenagers and preteens being “moody” and “withdrawn”? Ban telephones!
Smartphones made his kids ‘moody’ and ‘withdrawn.’ Now he wants to ban them for preteens.

Make them all move here, where smartphones won’t work for lack of service. /s

Double benefit, we can put them to work on ranches and farms so they learn the “benefits of hard work at less than minimum wage.” Could get rid of all those migrant workers doing work that Americans won’t do stealing American jobs.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:08:18am

re: #341 ObserverArt

That seems to be the whole GOP Handel campaign strategy.

All kinds of nasty.

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And there was an even nastier one but I can’t find a video of it.

Pathetic assholes are scared.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:09:51am
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:11:12am

theatlantic.com

If there’s any single binding policy narrative for the first five months of Donald Trump’s presidency, it’s that the president is against regulations that kill jobs. In his June 1 Rose Garden speech announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, Trump bemoaned it as a policy that “could cost Americans as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025.” He’s touted his success in making deals to keep factory jobs in the country, and has claimed that his work “includ[es] a record number of resolutions to eliminate job-killing regulations.”

So how would Trump and his job-creating party feel about a law that costs a million jobs over the next decade and decreases total business activity by hundreds of billions over the same time period? They have a chance to decide just that as the Senate deliberates a reconfigured American Health Care Act, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.


What the New CBO Score Reveals About the AHCA

A new report from the Commonwealth Fund and George Washington University researchers Leighton Ku, Erika Steinmetz, Erin Brantley, Nikhil Holla, and Brian K. Bruen finds that the AHCA would slash total jobs by about a million, total state gross domestic products by $93 billion, and total business output by $148 billion by 2026. Most of those jobs would be shed from the health-care industry, which would contract severely over that frame. Most of the losses in economic activity would come in states that have expanded Medicaid to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:12:13am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:13:56am

Donald Trump has yet to comment on either the terrorist attacks in Iran, nor the death of seven seamen in the collision involving the USS Fitzgerald.

Just about any other president in my lifetime would have addressed either issue by now.

I guess President Trump is too worried about his poll numbers and golf handicap to be concerned about dead American seamen (that goes for the rest of the GOP as well, since I’ve heard no commentary from any of them).

My home flag was out yesterday (Federal holiday), and is out today in acknowledgement of what conservatives have overlooked (the death of American seamen).

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Interesting Times  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:17:23am

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Pathetic assholes are scared.

I have no idea why, since Aunt Karen used to be the Georgia Secretary of State and still has heaps of friends who can fix the vote for her (purging registration rolls, fiddling with the paperless and hack-prone machines, etc)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:18:42am

re: #351 Interesting Times

I have no idea why, since Aunt Karen used to be the Georgia Secretary of State and still has heaps of friends who can fix the vote for her (purging registration rolls, fiddling with the paperless and hack-prone machines, etc)

They already tried that in court (challenging people who registered after the original election claiming registering for the run-off violated Georgia law). The court’s handed the GOP a big doughnut.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:21:43am
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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:22:39am

re: #353 FormerDirtDart

Guys getting hit in the balls by kids with baseball bats beats conspiracy nut interviewed by Faux News refugee.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:23:45am

re: #354 lawhawk

Guys getting hit in the balls by kids with baseball bats beats conspiracy nut interviewed by Faux News refugee.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:24:07am

re: #354 lawhawk

Guys getting hit in the balls by kids with baseball bats beats conspiracy nut interviewed by Faux News refugee.

It’s a shame she wasn’t extreme vetted.

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ObserverArt  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:24:19am

re: #325 lawhawk

Yeah, we see what you’re doing GOP (the start of a tweet-storm rant).

[Embedded content]

Stealing from seniors who have worked their entire lives and paid in to Medicare/Medicaid/SS so that the rich can hoard more wealth.

I’m so freaking sick of seeing images of McTurtlehead with deeply concerned looking asshole John Barrasso standing behind him. Does he ever actually say anything or do anything, or is looking senatorial his whole gig?

I know what concerns me, these jackoffs working in secret to fuck us all over on healthcare.

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:24:50am

re: #353 FormerDirtDart

Trump: Megyn’s interview with my friend Alex was in the top ten!!!.

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:25:17am

Sweet merciful crap. Trump is indeed dumber/more ignorant than a bag of hammers:

The US built the Panama Canal more than 100 years ago. Panama now controls it, and just completed a major expansion that didn’t involve the US at all. Yet Trump still wants to take credit for it? Seriously.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:25:43am

re: #357 ObserverArt

I’m so freaking sick of seeing images of McTurtlehead with deeply concerned looking asshole John Barrasso standing behind him. Does he ever actually say anything or do anything, or is looking senatorial his whole gig?

I know what concerns me, these jackoffs working in secret to fuck us all over on healthcare.

When is the CBO score coming out? Like, 5 minutes before McConnell starts the Senate vote?

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:27:04am

re: #325 lawhawk

Yeah, we see what you’re doing GOP (the start of a tweet-storm rant).

Stealing from seniors who have worked their entire lives and paid in to Medicare/Medicaid/SS so that the rich can hoard more wealth.

I think a big component of McConnell’s thinking is that it will be at least a decade before we can fix most of the damage they do in the next two years. Even if McConnell loses control of the Senate, he’ll still have a large enough minority to block anything until 2021 at the earliest.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:27:11am

re: #360 The Vicious Babushka

When is the CBO score coming out? Like, 5 minutes before McConnell starts the Senate vote?

Never, Katie.

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A Mom Anon  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:27:33am

re: #341 ObserverArt

What pisses me off about these ads, beyond the bullshit and lying their asses off, is the “He’s NOT ONE OF US” crap. God this irritates me. This crap started in this area with a vengence after 9/11 and every time there’s a contested election here they drag that shit out. I’m sick of this shit. SICK OF IT. I am just as much of a patriot as any of these assholes are. They with their “Come Take It” bumperstickers with an AK, how about Come Say That Shit to My Face Motherfucker? Sick of this crap, and with parties and BBQs coming up I KNOW I’m gonna hear that shit. This is why we’re divided and I have a very tough time forgiving that shit because it is extremely un-American. Done. With. It.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:27:59am

re: #359 lawhawk

Sweet merciful crap. Trump is indeed dumber/more ignorant than a bag of hammers:

[Embedded content]

The US built the Panama Canal more than 100 years ago. Panama now controls it, and just completed a major expansion that didn’t involve the US at all. Yet Trump still wants to take credit for it? Seriously.

I kinda surprised that Trump didn’t demand the Canal back.

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BeachDem  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:28:40am

Great get, NBC.

Time

U.S. Open Golf Championship (FOX) (7-8:30 p.m.)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 1.4/7
Viewers (millions) 6.09

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) - R
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.7/4
Viewers (millions) 3.71

60 Minutes (CBS)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.5/3
Viewers (millions) 5.31

Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (NBC)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.5/3
Viewers (millions) 3.53

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:28:41am

re: #364 Timothy Watson

I kinda surprised that Trump didn’t demand the Canal back.

He doesn’t think we lost it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:29:14am

re: #362 Timothy Watson

Never, Katie.

They can’t vote on a simple majority without a CBO score.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:29:14am

asshole sighting in Cincinnati:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:31:47am

On that GOP database theft, it would seem that those most likely to fall victim to wire fraud or Internet crime are those persons who do not have access to the Internet, or are unaware of annualcreditreport.com (where you can get a free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies - it has been recommended in the past you get a report every four months from one agency so you can follow along your credit).

As such, I have already contacted other members of my village board and the library director (since she lives with me) to ensure folk in the village who do not have access to the Internet are aware of the problem so they can take action on damage control.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:35:31am
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ObserverArt  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:36:04am

re: #353 FormerDirtDart

The Hill ✔ @thehill
Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview ratings flop, tie for third with “America’s Funniest Home Videos” hill.cm
11:46 AM - 19 Jun 2017
202 202 Retweets 420 420 likes

Hello NBC. Yeah, about that Megyn Kelly hiring…you screwed up. Fox News is not NBC, It is not your viewers. In fact many of your viewers probably hate Megyn Kelly and Fox. WTF were you even thinking. Fools.

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wrenchwench  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:38:15am

They’re blowing off the Hatch.

[…]

Farmers in chile, pecans and onions south of the border “are going gangbusters,” Cervantes said, thanks to better access to migrant labor. “They only have access to labor through a similar process we used to do here: agriculture labor migrating from parts of the country to this area. The majority of the labor is coming from southern Mexico.”

[…]

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b.d.  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:38:21am

re: #365 BeachDem

Great get, NBC.

Time

U.S. Open Golf Championship (FOX) (7-8:30 p.m.)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 1.4/7
Viewers (millions) 6.09

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) - R
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.7/4
Viewers (millions) 3.71

60 Minutes (CBS)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.5/3
Viewers (millions) 5.31

Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (NBC)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.5/3
Viewers (millions) 3.53

The people who wore tinfoil hats while watching Megyn weren’t counted, for obvious reasons…

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:39:10am

re: #365 BeachDem

Great get, NBC.

Time

U.S. Open Golf Championship (FOX) (7-8:30 p.m.)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 1.4/7
Viewers (millions) 6.09

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) - R
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.7/4
Viewers (millions) 3.71

60 Minutes (CBS)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.5/3
Viewers (millions) 5.31

Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (NBC)
Adults 18-49 ratings/share 0.5/3
Viewers (millions) 3.53

From the Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly Wikipedia entry

Deadline noted that NBC had chosen to place Sunday Night in the same time slot as CBS’s 60 Minutes, but that it may be an advantageous move as 60 Minutes largely airs reruns over the summer months

Yeah, I’m thinking SNMK doesn’t return after going into hiatus during the NFL season and 2018 Winter Olympics

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:39:23am

Considering that Trump has radicalized and normalized the right wing to accept that 2A solutions against Clinton was okay, and that Trump spawn don’t consider Democrats humans, Erickson should go fuck himself sideways with a rusty pitchfork.

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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:40:08am

re: #371 ObserverArt

Hello NBC. Yeah, about that Megyn Kelly hiring…you screwed up. Fox News is not NBC, It is not your viewers. In fact many of your viewers probably hate Megyn Kelly and Fox. WTF were you even thinking. Fools.

What does it say when the third-biggest ‘star’ on Fox News goes to a real network and can’t draw flies?

Fox News ‘stars’ do not travel well.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:41:04am

ALL THE FACE PALMS

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:41:18am

re: #363 A Mom Anon

What pisses me off about these ads, beyond the bullshit and lying their asses off, is the “He’s NOT ONE OF US” crap. God this irritates me. This crap started in this area with a vengence after 9/11 and every time there’s a contested election here they drag that shit out. I’m sick of this shit. SICK OF IT. I am just as much of a patriot as any of these assholes are. They with their “Come Take It” bumperstickers with an AK, how about Come Say That Shit to My Face Motherfucker? Sick of this crap, and with parties and BBQs coming up I KNOW I’m gonna hear that shit. This is why we’re divided and I have a very tough time forgiving that shit because it is extremely un-American. Done. With. It.

All my adult life I have put up with “liberals are un-American.” Even when I was in the US Navy I had to hear that crap. (Same with atheists, and the alleged statement by George HW Bush to reporter Robert Sherman: “No, I don’t know that Atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.”)

On the last, American Atheists sent a letter to GHW Bush asking for a clarification, and he never responded.

He said that while I was on an aircraft carrier in the Med. I figure my patriotism as a liberal and an atheist was much more apparent with me on active duty than any wingnut toting a rifle at a protest alleging the government was going to round up their guns, but that’s just me.

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b.d.  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:41:22am

re: #365 BeachDem

60 Minutes was a repeat and still smoked Megyn, despite all of the hype.

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:42:14am

re: #377 The Vicious Babushka

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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:42:52am

re: #377 The Vicious Babushka

Now if there was a play that killed an Obama look alike every night

Welcome to two years ago, Lumpy.

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b.d.  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:43:49am

re: #374 FormerDirtDart

From the Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly Wikipedia entry

Yeah, I’m thinking SNMK doesn’t return after going into hiatus during the NFL season and 2018 Winter Olympics

I’m sure NBC will find a nice game show for Megyn to host.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:44:20am
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makeitstop  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:46:57am

Mueller is putting together the Murderer’s Row of legal teams - complete with one member whose specialty is flipping witnesses….

A veteran federal prosecutor recruited onto special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is known for a skill that may come in handy in the investigation of potential ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team: persuading witnesses to turn on friends, colleagues and superiors.

Andrew Weissmann, who headed the U.S. Justice Department’s criminal fraud section before joining Mueller’s team last month, is best known for two assignments - the investigation of now-defunct energy company Enron and organized crime cases in Brooklyn, New York - that depended heavily on gaining witness cooperation.

Securing the cooperation of people close to Trump, many of whom have been retaining their own lawyers, could be important for Mueller, who was named by the Justice Department as special counsel on May 17 and is investigating, among other issues, whether Trump himself has sought to obstruct justice. Trump has denied allegations of both collusion and obstruction.

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mmmirele  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:47:43am

re: #348 Barefoot Grin

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:48:50am

re: #383 Stanley Sea

The Panamanian government just spent billions to engage in a massive expansion of the Canal, allowing (post) new-panamax ships to use the canal.

US seaports have been spending billions upgrading their facilities to handle the new ships. Here in NYC metro, we’ve seen the Bayonne Bridge get raised to accommodate the new ships, plus additional harbor dredging and new cranes installed at the ports. Similar stories at other major ports on the East Coast.

He doesn’t know/care about any of that. It’d be a good segue into infrastructure, but he doesn’t grasp any of this (or care). Guess that we’re past the infrastructure week where it was nonstop Trump-Russia…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:49:33am

Geez. The gunfire down by the river (hunting) sounds like a re-creation of the Battle of the Bulge. How many bloody hunters are down there? I haven’t heard as much gunfire as the last time I was at the skeet and trap range.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:51:06am

THIS IS THE STUPIDEST THING YOU WILL READ ALL DAY:
The Many Differences Between ‘Obama-Caesar’ and ‘Trump-Caesar’
I will summarize it to save you the click to the stupids at Townhall:
HURR HURR TEH BLACK MAN WHO PLAYED OBAMA IN TEH OTHER VERSION OF JULIUS SEIZURE DIDN’T LOOK AS MUCH LIKE OBAMA AS TEH WHITE MAN THEY MADE UP TO LOOK LIKE TRUMP!!!11!!!

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:51:14am

And, by millions they mean possibly 198 million, or ~61% of the population of the USA

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ObserverArt  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:51:57am

re: #363 A Mom Anon

What pisses me off about these ads, beyond the bullshit and lying their asses off, is the “He’s NOT ONE OF US” crap. God this irritates me. This crap started in this area with a vengence after 9/11 and every time there’s a contested election here they drag that shit out. I’m sick of this shit. SICK OF IT. I am just as much of a patriot as any of these assholes are. They with their “Come Take It” bumperstickers with an AK, how about Come Say That Shit to My Face Motherfucker? Sick of this crap, and with parties and BBQs coming up I KNOW I’m gonna hear that shit. This is why we’re divided and I have a very tough time forgiving that shit because it is extremely un-American. Done. With. It.

To add to it…I notice pundit people doing the balance fairy thing about bad people saying mean things on both sides.

Not one person is saying anything about what is really dividing us. That would be a political party hell-bent on killing off all of the hard stuff this country had to go through to make it great…like social programs, banking regulations, education, parks, unions, a decent living wage, etc. on and on versus a party that wants to save it and add to it.

I am sick of seeing highly paid talking fucking heads going on about the tone of the rhetoric, the divisions blah blah and not touching on what is causing it. I guess they do not want us fighting for good and fighting for our very lives.

And we have to fight over it all with a group on the other side that really has not figured out they are screwing themselves while they have to show all those liberals.

You bet there are divisions. Wanna talk about them or just continue to go about the bullshit?

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:53:17am

re: #388 The Vicious Babushka

THIS IS THE STUPIDEST THING YOU WILL READ ALL DAY:
The Many Differences Between ‘Obama-Caesar’ and ‘Trump-Caesar’
I will summarize it to save you the click to the stupids at Townhall:
HURR HURR TEH BLACK MAN WHO PLAYED OBAMA IN TEH OTHER VERSION OF JULIUS SEIZURE DIDN’T LOOK AS MUCH LIKE OBAMA AS TEH WHITE MAN THEY MADE UP TO LOOK LIKE TRUMP!!!11!!!

“All black men look the same, unless they’re the topic of a play!!”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:54:54am

re: #375 lawhawk

Considering that Trump has radicalized and normalized the right wing to accept that 2A solutions against Clinton was okay, and that Trump spawn don’t consider Democrats humans, Erickson should go fuck himself sideways with a rusty pitchfork.

[Embedded content]

So radicalized that the Dems in Congress gave their basebal trophy to Steve Scalise. Fck off Erick.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:56:28am

re: #390 ObserverArt

I am sick of seeing highly paid talking fucking heads going on about the tone of the rhetoric, the divisions blah blah and not touching on what is causing it. I guess they do not want us fighting for good and fighting for our very lives.

(rest cut for brevity)

At this point, I would not be surprised if the news media wouldn’t want exactly that. A civil war would be good for ratings, and unless you can paint “both sides” (as if political issues only have two sides) as both worthy of consideration, you don’t get your daily ratings.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:56:43am

0 hours without embarassing the nation

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 19, 2017 • 9:58:04am

re: #383 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

Panama Canal is doing quite well: Quite well for China, right?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:00:35am

re: #391 Belafon

“All black men look the same, unless they’re the topic of a play!!”

I don’t claim to have the sophistication to know everything there is to know about Shakespeare. I have never seen one of his plays nor read one.

That said, my understanding of “Julius Caesar” as it has been performed is that the character of Caesar has usually been portrayed in the terms of contemporary political situations.

I would appreciate a one-comment education on this if I have that wrong.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:03:58am

re: #396 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t claim to have the sophistication to know everything there is to know about Shakespeare. I have never seen one of his plays nor read one.

That said, my understanding of “Julius Caesar” as it has been performed is that the character of Caesar has usually been portrayed in the terms of contemporary political situations.

I would appreciate a one-comment education on this if I have that wrong.

It depends; some companies stick to straight-up, old-school Shakespeare whereas others will put a contemporary spin on it. Great example of the latter: Ian McKellan’s Richard III.

Richard III - Ian McKellen - Original Trailer

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:05:52am

re: #396 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t claim to have the sophistication to know everything there is to know about Shakespeare. I have never seen one of his plays nor read one.

That said, my understanding of “Julius Caesar” as it has been performed is that the character of Caesar has usually been portrayed in the terms of contemporary political situations.

I would appreciate a one-comment education on this if I have that wrong.

Not necessarily. It’s up to the director to choose whether to perform the play wearing togas, in contemporary setting, or arbitrarily choose some other random historical period.

Orson Welles staged a production of “Julius Caesar” in the 1930’s featuring fascist uniforms.

I once saw a production of “Hamlet” set in post-Revolutionary France. That period would also work well for “Julius Caesar”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:06:44am

re: #396 Anymouse 🌹

From Wikipedia (I know, I know):

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:07:16am

re: #397 Dr Lizardo

I wonder how conservatives would take “Richard the III” in a contemporary context?

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:08:48am

re: #396 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t claim to have the sophistication to know everything there is to know about Shakespeare. I have never seen one of his plays nor read one.

That said, my understanding of “Julius Caesar” as it has been performed is that the character of Caesar has usually been portrayed in the terms of contemporary political situations.

I would appreciate a one-comment education on this if I have that wrong.

I’m just bringing up the fact that a whole lot of people on the right treat every black man as the same scary black person because they cannot seem to tell the difference between them. They do the same thing with black women. Then, somehow, the man in the 2012 production doesn’t look like Obama.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:09:31am

re: #400 Anymouse 🌹

I wonder how conservatives would take “Richard the III” in a contemporary context?

As I said above, there was a production of “Macbeth” 50 years ago featuring LBJ.

I think the play that would most closely mirror Trump is “King Lear.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:10:00am

re: #398 The Vicious Babushka

As I wrote, “usually.”

(cut)

I once saw a production of “Hamlet” set in post-Revolutionary France. That period would also work well for “Julius Caesar”.

That would be an interesting production. (I’m guessing I will never see a Shakespeare play, considering where I live.)

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:10:26am

re: #398 The Vicious Babushka

Not necessarily. It’s up to the director to choose whether to perform the play wearing togas, in contemporary setting, or arbitrarily choose some other random historical period.

Orson Welles staged a production of “Julius Caesar” in the 1930’s featuring fascist uniforms.

I once saw a production of “Hamlet” set in post-Revolutionary France. That period would also work well for “Julius Caesar”.

When I was in college, my friends did a production of McBeth in a post-apocalyptic future. They had half of a car on stage.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:11:37am

re: #402 The Vicious Babushka

As I said above, there was a production of “Macbeth” 50 years ago featuring LBJ.

I think the play that would most closely mirror Trump is “King Lear.”

Which was superbly reworked as Ran by Akira Kurosawa.

RAN - New Trailer - Restored in Stunning 4K - In Cinemas April 1

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:12:23am

re: #403 Anymouse 🌹

As I wrote, “usually.”

(cut)

That would be an interesting production. (I’m guessing I will never see a Shakespeare play, considering where I live.)

There are these things called “videos” or as some call them “DVDs”

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Jay C  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:12:38am

re: #366 Belafon

re: #364 Timothy Watson

I kinda surprised that Trump didn’t demand the Canal back.

He doesn’t think we lost it.

Someone should tell him that Obama “gave the Canal away” to the Panamanians: THAT will spark a tweetstorm, for sure.

Yeah, I know Jimmy Carter started the process forty years ago: I still occasionally see wingnut bitching about it

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:13:13am

re: #401 Belafon

I’m just bringing up the fact that a whole lot of people on the right treat every black man as the same scary black person because they cannot seem to tell the difference between them. They do the same thing with black women. Then, somehow, the man in the 2012 production doesn’t look like Obama.

We have a scary black man as our county Democratic Party treasurer. (I don’t have any idea why he moved from New York City to the outback of Nebraska.) This place (other than Native Americans) is probably whiter than the driven snow in the Antarctic.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:14:02am

re: #340 jaunte

Langley to the White House is less than five miles. He must be including waiting time once he arrives.

Meaning until a staffer reminds Trump that the CIA director is there.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:14:19am

re: #404 Belafon

When I was in college, my friends did a production of McBeth in a post-apocalyptic future. They had half of a car on stage.

A Vega, perhaps? (One of the longest-lasting cars I ever owned was a 1976 Vega.)

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lawhawk  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:14:27am

re: #398 The Vicious Babushka

West Side Story is a direct take of Romeo and Juliet.
Baz Luhrmann did a modern spin on Romeo and Juliet with dance/music and Leo DeCaprio in the lead role.
Gnomeo and Juliet was a cartoon spin on same. Red and blue gnomes rivals living on the other side of the fence fought each other and two crazy kids found true love despite it.

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plansbandc  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:15:27am

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:16:48am

re: #406 The Vicious Babushka

There are these things called “videos” or as some call them “DVDs”

LOL.

Perhaps it would be worth my while to get one of these “DVDs” or maybe even check out a book from the public library about Shakespeare’s plays. It’s never too late to expand my horizons beyond Romance novels.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:17:35am

re: #347 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump hasn’t *yet* commented on London attack. Follows a pattern of early silence on violence v muslims.
-Quebec
-Portland

-Every day somewhere in the Middle East

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:18:27am

re: #411 lawhawk

West Side Story is a direct take of Romeo and Juliet.
Baz Luhrmann did a modern spin on Romeo and Juliet with dance/music and Leo DeCaprio in the lead role.
Gnomeo and Juliet was a cartoon spin on same. Red and blue gnomes rivals living on the other side of the fence fought each other and two crazy kids found true love despite it.

There were some horrible contemporary versions of “Twelfth Night” which should be utterly forgotten.

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A Mom Anon  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:19:54am

re: #396 Anymouse 🌹

The thing these fools are not getting is that the moral of Julius Caesar is that political assassinations aren’t exactly the best idea. So these whiny little brats have no clue what the fuck they are talking about.

As far as I know, this particular theater company does this play using the modern US government at the time as part of the illustration of the above point.

I swear, the slug problem in my garden is smarter than these illiterate buffoons.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:20:45am

re: #414 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

-Every day somewhere in the Middle East

Well, violence occurs everywhere, all the time. I wouldn’t expect any president to comment on every violent act all over the world.

That said, high-profile attacks (such as the Montreal mosque attack, in the nation that is our closest ally, or our own freakin’ Navy’s collision incident) seem to warrant at least a bloomin’ tweet.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:21:12am

re: #375 lawhawk

Once again a ‘conservative’ with that self-satisfied look on their face that proclaims, “I am unburdened by thought and smugly sure of my beliefs because of it.”

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Birth Control Works  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:21:32am

How is it now?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:21:55am

re: #416 A Mom Anon

I swear, the slug problem in my garden is smarter than these illiterate buffoons.

Trump/Slug for President in 2020.

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ObserverArt  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:22:00am

re: #404 Belafon

When I was in college, my friends did a production of McBeth in a post-apocalyptic future. They had half of a car on stage.

In high school some friends and I did the last act of Hamlet for a variety show. It was completely modernized into 70s era high schoolers in bell bottoms and t-shirts in a student council meeting. All died very well. It went over well.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:22:58am

re: #378 Anymouse 🌹

The so-called conservatives confuse patriotism and group loyalty.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:23:01am

re: #411 lawhawk

West Side Story is a direct take of Romeo and Juliet.
Baz Luhrmann did a modern spin on Romeo and Juliet with dance/music and Leo DeCaprio in the lead role.
Gnomeo and Juliet was a cartoon spin on same. Red and blue gnomes rivals living on the other side of the fence fought each other and two crazy kids found true love despite it.

Throne of Blood is Macbeth and despite the changes, it is often considered one of the all-time best film adaptations of Shakespeare.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:23:03am

re: #421 ObserverArt

In high school some friends and I did the last act of Hamlet for a variety show. It was completely modernized into 70s era high schoolers in bell bottoms and t-shirts in a student council meeting. All died very well. It went over well.

I always thought it would be a cool idea to stage “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as a 1960’s stoner-fest.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:23:38am

re: #420 Anymouse 🌹

Trump/Slug for President in 2020.

You think a slug would sully its reputation by aligning with Trump?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:25:05am

re: #397 Dr Lizardo

It depends; some companies stick to straight-up, old-school Shakespeare whereas others will put a contemporary spin on it. Great example of the latter: Ian McKellan’s Richard III.

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Yes, I remember going to see Boris Godunov in the 90’s staged as contemporary Moscow with a Boris Yeltsin lookalike.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:26:00am

re: #398 The Vicious Babushka

Not necessarily. It’s up to the director to choose whether to perform the play wearing togas, in contemporary setting, or arbitrarily choose some other random historical period.

Orson Welles staged a production of “Julius Caesar” in the 1930’s featuring fascist uniforms.

I once saw a production of “Hamlet” set in post-Revolutionary France. That period would also work well for “Julius Caesar”.

That is all eleitist liberal literary discourse for the overeducated. What matters here is that Liberal Hate kills.

/

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ObserverArt  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:26:20am

re: #406 The Vicious Babushka

There are these things called “videos” or as some call them “DVDs”

They also have this thing called YouTube. A quick search and I found this…a full length William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar from the BBC. All 2 hours and 40 minutes.

No excuses now Anymouse…your evening viewing is here.

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar BBC

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:26:25am

re: #426 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, I remember going to see Boris Godunov in the 90’s staged as contemporary Moscow with a Boris Yeltsin lookalike.

That would’ve been highly interesting to see.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:27:19am

re: #387 Anymouse 🌹

Let’s hope they’re not shooting at each other.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:28:05am

I went to the general store this morning to stock up on my vices (cigarettes, booze, and lotto tickets).

The place was packed this morning. Much of the discussion was “WTF did I vote for?”

It seems despite the best efforts of conservative media here, news of the real world is starting to penetrate.

Of note, no one in the store gave me crap for voting for Mrs. Clinton. That is new. It would appear our regional newspaper is losing its support for Mr. Trump. (They still didn’t print my letter about Eric Trump using genocidal language against Democrats, but locally, it would appear my local electorate is becoming disillusioned about their expectations.)

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A Mom Anon  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:28:25am

re: #424 The Vicious Babushka

I have a book called A Midsummer Night’s Faery Tale by Wendy Froud and Terri Windling. Windling rewrote the story and Froud made all the gorgeous dolls and backrounds for the photos. It’s a lovely book. Shakespeare’s plays have inspired a lot of different tales and tellings, some good, some not so much.

If wingnuts understood art and literature they’d know this.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:29:28am

re: #432 Anymouse 🌹

Thanks for sharing my Pages Posts the last couple of days.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:30:28am

re: #402 The Vicious Babushka

I think the play that would most closely mirror Trump is “King Lear.”

Too bad there is no character as sympathetic as The Fool in that cast of characters.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:30:53am

re: #428 Birth Control Works

this is better.
In Major Free Speech Victory, SCOTUS Rules for ‘The Slants’ and Strikes Down Federal Trademark Restriction

So the Libertarians (Reason Magazine) are happy about being able to trademark racist names.

Yay free speech I guess.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:31:40am

re: #405 Dr Lizardo

That was a great movie.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:31:41am

re: #434 Birth Control Works

Thanks for sharing my Pages Posts the last couple of days.

You’re welcome. You find interesting and informative information; I am more than happy to promote it.

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wrenchwench  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:32:10am

re: #428 Birth Control Works

this is better.
In Major Free Speech Victory, SCOTUS Rules for ‘The Slants’ and Strikes Down Federal Trademark Restriction

Those fighting the use of ‘Red*kins’ would disagree.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:33:14am

re: #433 A Mom Anon

If wingnuts understood art and literature they’d know this.

The idea is to hammer in the talking point that Liberal Hate Kills and keep it in the news cycle for as long as possible.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:33:30am

re: #437 Romantic Heretic

That was a great movie.

Yes, it certainly was; leave it to Kurosawa to make two of the finest adaptations of The Bard to ever grace the silver screen.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:35:01am

re: #439 wrenchwench

In Major Free Speech Victory, SCOTUS Rules for ‘The Slants’ and Strikes Down Federal Trademark Restriction

Those fighting the use of ‘Red*kins’ would disagree.

Slight nuance: the “Slants” are Asian-Americans. As far as I know, there are no native Americans on said football team.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:36:26am

Ouch.

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wrenchwench  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:37:12am

re: #442 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Slight nuance: the “Slants” are Asian-Americans. As far as I know, there are no native Americans on said football team.

Doesn’t make it irrelevant to others.

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Kragar  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:37:18am
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Dr. Matt  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:40:48am
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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:41:20am

Anybody recall if Megyn Kelly complained about the Julius Caesar production where a black man played Caesar? You know, that Caesar was white, just like Jesus and Santa Claus.

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Kragar  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:41:56am
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ObserverArt  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:42:18am

re: #432 Anymouse 🌹

I went to the general store this morning to stock up on my vices (cigarettes, booze, and lotto tickets).

The place was packed this morning. Much of the discussion was “WTF did I vote for?”

It seems despite the best efforts of conservative media here, news of the real world is starting to penetrate.

Of note, no one in the store gave me crap for voting for Mrs. Clinton. That is new. It would appear our regional newspaper is losing its support for Mr. Trump. (They still didn’t print my letter about Eric Trump using genocidal language against Democrats, but locally, it would appear my local electorate is becoming disillusioned about their expectations.)

Good. You are in real world test market.

I’m hoping what you saw and heard this morning is going on all over America. Just wait until the healthcare legislation comes out. Then there will be real upset GOP backers.

Politics is still all about getting and staying elected. We are slowly getting to the point where the GOP politicians are going to see more benefit in distancing themselves from Trump than keeping him near them. It will then only take a few more bad developments for them to decide he needs to be pushed out the door.

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sagehen  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:42:45am

re: #387 Anymouse 🌹

Geez. The gunfire down by the river (hunting) sounds like a re-creation of the Battle of the Bulge. How many bloody hunters are down there? I haven’t heard as much gunfire as the last time I was at the skeet and trap range.

You’re considering making a noise complaint, but willing to settle out of court. Two geese or 4 ducks would be a fair offer….

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Birth Control Works  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:43:16am

re: #444 wrenchwench

Doesn’t make it irrelevant to others.

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Yeah, It’s an interesting one.

Freedom of Assembly includes the KKK. Considering (the last time I checked) a person has to get a permit to hold a baby shower in Malaysia —the tradeoff seems worth it.

file under: Be careful what you ask for . .

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Dr. Matt  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:44:04am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:44:20am

Well, good night Lizards - the day shift in Europe draws to a close.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:44:43am

re: #451 Birth Control Works

Yeah, It’s an interesting one.

Freedom of Assembly includes the KKK. Considering (the last time I checked) a person has to get a permit to hold a baby shower in Malaysia —the tradeoff seems worth it.

file under: Be careful what you ask for . .

I agree: if you are offended by name of band or football team, do not support them, attend games/performances or buy their merchandise.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:45:12am

The Other Great Eclipse: Author Recounts 1878 Solar Eclipse (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, whose crossword puzzle contest I expect to win Wednesday):

On Monday, July 29, 1878, a solar eclipse passed through the western United States.
The other great eclipse: Author recounts 1878 solar eclipse

These images provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp. The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it, which commemorates the Aug. 21 eclipse, transforming into an image of the Moon from the heat of a finger.
U.S. Postal Service via AP

“America’s First Great Eclipse: How Scientists, Tourists, and the Rocky Mountain Eclipse of 1878 Changed Astronomy Forever” written by author Steve Ruskin tells the story of how professional astronomers traveled mostly to Colorado and Wyoming to view and document a solar eclipse. Few scientists went to Texas as a new concept was emerging that the best way to see, not only solar eclipses, but other astronomical phenomenon was at higher elevations.

“The 1878 solar eclipse was the first to be a truly national event,” Ruskin wrote. “It was the first time so many scientists visited the frontier at one time and at higher elevations.”

(more at the Star-Herald)

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wrenchwench  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:45:27am

re: #451 Birth Control Works

Yeah, It’s an interesting one.

Freedom of Assembly includes the KKK. Considering (the last time I checked) a person has to get a permit to hold a baby shower in Malaysia —the tradeoff seems worth it.

file under: Be careful what you ask for . .

So much that I didn’t ask for is going on now…

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A Mom Anon  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:46:58am

re: #456 wrenchwench

OT but I was so happy to hear you’re getting back on a bike again. GO Girl! Yay!

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Birth Control Works  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:47:28am

re: #438 Anymouse 🌹

You’re welcome. You find interesting and informative information; I am more than happy to promote it.

I just want to keep pertinent information out there. Young people have no idea how much they have to lose. And, those of us getting old(er) seem to forget how much we have.

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BeachDem  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:48:04am

Just another day at the beach. Sigh. (Do NOT read the comments)

Three shootings in 8 hours. Eight wounded. Some tourists say they won’t be back.

myrtlebeachonline.com

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sagehen  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:48:26am

re: #403 Anymouse 🌹

As I wrote, “usually.”

(cut)

That would be an interesting production. (I’m guessing I will never see a Shakespeare play, considering where I live.)

If you’d rather “entertaining” than “interesting”, the comedies are way better than the tragedies or histories. I’m particularly partial to Midsummer Night’s Dream; Taming of the Shrew can be either super-sexist or super-feminist, depending on the specific production.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:48:26am

re: #454 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I agree: if you are offended by name of band or football team, do not support them, attend games/performances or buy their merchandise.

As long as the words do not incite violence or condone Class X felonies.

Such things are hard to prove in a court of law, tho.

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scottslemmons  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:49:16am

re: #423 Dr Lizardo

Throne of Blood is Macbeth and despite the changes, it is often considered one of the all-time best film adaptations of Shakespeare.

“Throne of Blood” is a glorious movie, and everyone should see it. It’s a Kurosawa film, black and white, with Toshiro Mifune his own damn self in the lead role. Takes a few liberties — drops one of the main characters, with extensive changes to the end — but it’s wonderful fun.

There have been a lot of cool modernizations of Shakespeare. First time I saw “Ten Things I Hate About You,” I was really surprised how great it was…

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Belafon  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:49:32am

re: #460 sagehen

If you’d rather “entertaining” than “interesting”, the comedies are way better than the tragedies or histories. I’m particularly partial to Midsummer Night’s Dream; Taming of the Shrew can be either super-sexist or super-feminist, depending on the specific production.

The NYC theater group should do a gender swapped version of Taming of the Shrew.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:50:44am

re: #463 Belafon

The NYC theater group should do a gender swapped version of Taming of the Shrew.

Or one with characters resembling Jared and Ivanka?

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Birth Control Works  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:51:46am

have to do some chores. (make another cuppa)

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Kragar  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:52:06am
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wrenchwench  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:52:29am

re: #457 A Mom Anon

OT but I was so happy to hear you’re getting back on a bike again. GO Girl! Yay!

Thanks. I crashed on Saturday. Well, more like ‘fell over in the street’. I was glad for my new helmet (it hit the ground, but had not a scratch on it) and my new mirror (didn’t even need to be adjusted after). Got only bruises, and proved my neuro-evaluator correct: ‘A bump isn’t going to kill you’.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:54:23am

re: #432 Anymouse 🌹

I went to the general store this morning to stock up on my vices (cigarettes, booze, and lotto tickets).

The place was packed this morning. Much of the discussion was “WTF did I vote for?”

It seems despite the best efforts of conservative media here, news of the real world is starting to penetrate.

Of note, no one in the store gave me crap for voting for Mrs. Clinton. That is new. It would appear our regional newspaper is losing its support for Mr. Trump. (They still didn’t print my letter about Eric Trump using genocidal language against Democrats, but locally, it would appear my local electorate is becoming disillusioned about their expectations.)

I ran across this the other day.

Now you know why your Senator’s office contacted you — trolling for future support.

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sagehen  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:54:43am

re: #411 lawhawk

West Side Story is a direct take of Romeo and Juliet.
Baz Luhrmann did a modern spin on Romeo and Juliet with dance/music and Leo DeCaprio in the lead role.
Gnomeo and Juliet was a cartoon spin on same. Red and blue gnomes rivals living on the other side of the fence fought each other and two crazy kids found true love despite it.

There’s a current TV show “Still Star-Crossed”, a Shonda Rhimes production (available on Hulu)… that’s a Romeo & Juliet sequel. Rosalin and Benvolio are super-pissed their parents want them to marry to end the feud and unify Verona (Venice and Florence are threatening, it’s important)…

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sagehen  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:55:42am

re: #421 ObserverArt

In high school some friends and I did the last act of Hamlet for a variety show. It was completely modernized into 70s era high schoolers in bell bottoms and t-shirts in a student council meeting. All died very well. It went over well.

“Sons of Anarchy” was Hamlet.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:56:47am

The tropical wave that pushed off Africa is now threatening Venezuela. Tropical Storm Warnings are up for portions of the eastern Venezuela coastline as the National Hurricane Center expects the storm to become a tropical storm. It is designated Tropical Depression Two at this time.

Tropical Depression One is over the Yucatan Peninsula at the moment. The National Weather Service gives this storm a ninety percent chance of becoming a tropical storm as it emerges in the next few hours into the Gulf of Mexico. Its future path could threaten either the Mexican or Texan coastlines.

My brother-in-law (who lives on the Texas coast) thanked me for alerting him to TD1. He is now taking precautions and monitoring the weather. I don’t know why someone in Nebraska has to alert him to potential tropical weather in Texas … lazy?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:57:30am

Shakespeare plays that have not aged well:
The Merchant of Venice
Othello

There have been attempts to stage productions that supposedly repudiate the anti-Semitism and the racism that permeate the originals but that’s hard to do while still keeping the original script.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:59:15am

re: #473 The Vicious Babushka

Shakespeare plays that have not aged well:
The Merchant of Venice
Othello

There have been attempts to stage productions that supposedly repudiate the anti-Semitism and the racism that permeate the originals but that’s hard to do while still keeping the original script.

How about the Merchant of Moscow?

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 19, 2017 • 10:59:57am

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jaunte  Jun 19, 2017 • 11:02:38am

re: #474 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How about the Merchant of Moscow?

The Money-launderer of Mar-A-Lago

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 19, 2017 • 11:03:41am

Spicey is doing his thing:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 11:05:48am

re: #458 Birth Control Works

I just want to keep pertinent information out there. Young people have no idea how much they have to lose. And, those of us getting old(er) seem to forget how much we have.

The idea that rights achieved by women through suffering and work seems lost on some women today. They do not realise the work, effort, discrimination, and protest women in the past had to go through to obtain recognition of women’s rights that exist today (and how easily they could be lost).

Certainly not all women (or men) are so complacent (as the Women’s March demonstrated - we even had a march of two people here in my village - guess which two).

Those rights will not be maintained unless future generations of women and men are educated and those rights are asserted.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 19, 2017 • 11:10:28am

re: #469 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I ran across this the other day.

Now you know why your Senator’s office contacted you — trolling for future support.

I’m an elected Democratic official (albeit very minor post). I’m guessing the chance I would suddenly jump to support Sen. Fischer approaches zero. Moreover, her staff has studiously ignored me the entire time I’ve lived here.

If the state GOP is up to speed, they should be able to find the Democratic candidates I’ve supported with my dollars to run against GOP candidates (including most recently Dave Domina against Ben Sasse).

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 19, 2017 • 11:14:11am

re: #458 Birth Control Works

I just want to keep pertinent information out there. Young people have no idea how much they have to lose. And, those of us getting old(er) seem to forget how much we have.

I don’t think people forget so much as assume. Assume that what we have is just the natural order of things and will be here forever.


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