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1
Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2017 • 8:26:50pm

Had some family visiting today, and I see that while I was busy our obsessive Indian spammer pal went completely nuts in the Pages.

I shut off new registrations for now, until this freak moves on to some other target for his craziness.

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bratwurst  Jul 3, 2017 • 8:37:02pm

Repost from downstairs:

A very good (if scary) thread by State Department and NSC vet:

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BeachDem  Jul 3, 2017 • 8:40:10pm

A pretty good article at Slate from the other day about the bogus voter suppression commission—the money quote:

Most importantly, the commission includes a rogue’s gallery of the country’s worst voter suppressors. Not just Kobach, but former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, who was notorious for rejecting Ohio voter registration forms because they were not printed on heavy enough paper. And on Thursday, Trump added Hans von Spakovsky, one of the original leaders of what I termed the Fraudulent Fraud Squad.

Edit to fix link

slate.com

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 3, 2017 • 8:50:25pm

So looking at the Kobach responses google doc. Somehow on my system I have an extra column for “candid” responses.

Probably not.
Not if we can help it.
If you don’t have it already then no.
Not just no but hell no.
Go Fuck Yourselves.

Edit As a tweet

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BeachDem  Jul 3, 2017 • 8:52:08pm

You gotta love a story with a headline like this—it has EVERYTHING:

Florida man faces prison time after accidentally shooting himself in the penis

rawstory.com

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 3, 2017 • 9:01:22pm

re: #5 BeachDem

You gotta love a story with a headline like this—it has EVERYTHING:

Florida man faces prison time after accidentally shooting himself in the penis

rawstory.com

Florida Man again. The comments are hilarious.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 3, 2017 • 9:05:38pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 3, 2017 • 9:10:55pm

I am grateful for Florida Man since he keeps the infamous Texas Man from being the weirdest fuck-up on the planet.
My observation is that Texas Man is actually dumber but just does not do as much of the really really weird stuff.

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BeachDem  Jul 3, 2017 • 9:12:43pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel

Florida Man again. The comments are hilarious.

Truly, the comment section has one of the greatest collections of Florida Man stories all in one place.

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2017 • 9:15:12pm

re: #8 Shiplord Kirel

I am grateful for Florida Man since he keeps the infamous Texas Man from being the weirdest fuck-up on the planet.
My observation is that Texas Man is actually dumber but just does not do as much of the really really weird stuff.

I read about this…the reason we hear more about Florida Man is because Florida has an amazing open records policy when it comes to criminal complaints. Other states don’t have the kind of openness Florida has legislated. News channels know this and trawl Florida criminal records looking for the latest antics of Florida Man, America’s Worst Superhero.

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2017 • 9:48:44pm

re: #10 mmmirele

I read about this…the reason we hear more about Florida Man is because Florida has an amazing open records policy when it comes to criminal complaints. Other states don’t have the kind of openness Florida has legislated. News channels know this and trawl Florida criminal records looking for the latest antics of Florida Man, America’s Worst Superhero.

Dammit! Quit ruining all our fun with yer fax ‘n’ shit!

Florida Man rules!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2017 • 10:17:07pm

Wow I just read the Trump NK tweets.

What a fucking idiot.

I swear if this dumbass tweets us into a war that will be one of the most disgraceful things in history.

I truly believe there is no “25th amendment” redline with Trump as far as the GOP are concerned.

Which could very well mean the rest of us are fucked for generations to come.

Happy 4th, y’all.

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teleskiguy  Jul 3, 2017 • 10:36:50pm

Illegal fireworks booming in the background. One pissed of German Shepherd. Ugh.

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teleskiguy  Jul 3, 2017 • 10:41:40pm

Instagram

Happy Birthday ‘Merica. Despite the current climate, I have faith in the American experiment and believe the better angels of our nature will win out. Our institutions are stronger than any individual and I’m confident that in time our country will again be seen as a place of refuge, freedom & hope for those less fortunate than ourselves. It’s what has always made us great. Onward & upward. 📷 x3: @alivecoverage

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freetoken  Jul 3, 2017 • 11:11:38pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 3, 2017 • 11:20:29pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 3, 2017 • 11:22:37pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 3, 2017 • 11:28:11pm

re: #17 goddamnedfrank

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Targetpractice  Jul 3, 2017 • 11:36:23pm

re: #16 goddamnedfrank

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Bernie is so desperate to remain relevant that he’s now grave-robbing from the Clinton campaign.

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freetoken  Jul 3, 2017 • 11:46:36pm

Trump, again, is more a symptom than a cause.

Looking at some videos tonight, searching on various science key words, and I see a never ending stream if idiocy. For example, the latest David Icke junk, in which his supporters still take in marks.

Trump happened because our society is full of people who can’t handle reality.

So they do whatever they need to in order to create a pretend world.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2017 • 11:56:33pm

Just coming over the wires that North Korea is claiming to have successfully tested an ICBM.

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freetoken  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:02:39am

An exceptionally insightful bit from the inspirobot:

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Kragar  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:20:04am

re: #22 freetoken

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Lupin  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:25:35am

re: #21 Dr Lizardo

Just coming over the wires that North Korea is claiming to have successfully tested an ICBM.

You have the worst president in US history at one of its most critical times. This could result in massive if limited destruction, to the US’s west coast, the Korean peninsula and perhaps Japan — I don’t see the rest of the world wishing to get involved, and Trump’s recent actions arguably lets other NATO powers off the hook.

The era of US dominance is over, just as much as the British empire slowly sunk into oblivion after WWI. No one knows for sure what tomorrow’s world will be, and no doubt the US will still play a major role, just as Russia still does today, despite the Fall of the USSR, but in a much diminished capacity. My guess is it will look like a hybrid between Russia and Brazil.

Anyone over 50 will never see America again as we’ve known it all our lives.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:25:41am

Interesting - apparently, at least according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, it really was an ICBM based on its altitude and flight time. They’re figuring a range of 6,700 km (4163 miles).

allthingsnuclear.org

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:29:28am

Going out for awhile. Back later today.

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Targetpractice  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:33:34am

re: #25 Dr Lizardo

Interesting - apparently, at least according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, it really was an ICBM based on its altitude and flight time. They’re figuring a range of 6,700 km (4163 miles).

allthingsnuclear.org

In other words, North Korea is roughly at the stage the Soviets were in 1957.

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Lupin  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:34:09am

re: #20 freetoken

Trump, again, is more a symptom than a cause.

Looking at some videos tonight, searching on various science key words, and I see a never ending stream if idiocy. For example, the latest David Icke junk, in which his supporters still take in marks.

Trump happened because our society is full of people who can’t handle reality.

So they do whatever they need to in order to create a pretend world.

One might argue that it all started with the Civil War. Unlike post-WWII Germany, there really was to serious attempt at “denazify” the South, and ultimately the 30-or-so% of America which has always been solidly racist, white, xenophobic and ignorant, have managed to get in the driver’s seat — where Father Coughlin, Huey Long, Wallace, Faubus, etc, all failed, Trump has finally succeeded.

The stakes today are as great as ever, and there’s no doubt that this “southern” ideology will fail, just as much as the Communist or the Nazi ideologies failed. Even without WWII, historians believe that Hitler would ultimately have proved catastrophic for Germany, and that in fact the rush to war was in part driven by the desire to avoid a predictable collapse.

In any event, whether relatively peaceful (à la Gorbachev) or apocalyptic, this current iteration of America is condemned to fail and fall apart in one way or another. I don’t see any other credible scenario that would reboot to an earlier stage. (Again, Gorbachev’s example comes to mind.)

The only question left is, can you manage a soft landing transition, or stage another civil war?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:38:06am
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Targetpractice  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:46:34am

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:48:24am

re: #30 Targetpractice

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Targetpractice  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:51:07am

re: #31 Belafon

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2017 • 1:04:54am

This is rolling through the metroplex right now:

The leading winds rattled my roof.

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Kragar  Jul 4, 2017 • 1:11:24am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 1:19:41am

Shameless page promotion in the right-hand column:

Interview with Jane Kleeb

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Kragar  Jul 4, 2017 • 2:05:21am
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Lupin  Jul 4, 2017 • 3:47:34am

Another slap to Trump: Iran to sign new $5 billion gas deal with Total & the Chinese.

reuters

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Jay C  Jul 4, 2017 • 5:36:56am

re: #38 Lupin

Another slap to Trump: Iran to sign new $5 billion gas deal with Total & the Chinese.

reuters

And in yet another fun twist: the article says that that gas field Total (French) and the Chinese are going to be developing is shared between Iran and Qatar. So a slap at Trump AND the Saudis.

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Botsplainer  Jul 4, 2017 • 5:38:27am

This set of lyrics is from the Gilded Age, and is more applicable than ever

“Future of America”

My country, ‘tis of thee
Land of lost liberty,
Of thee we sing.

Land which the millionaires,
Who govern our affairs,
Own for themselves and heirs-
Hail to thy king.

Land once of noble braves
But now of wretched slaves-
Alas! too late

We saw sweet Freedom die,
From letting bribers nigh,
Our unprized suffrage buy;
And mourn thy fate.

Land where the wealthy few
Can make the many do
Their royal will,

And tax for selfish greed
The toilers till they bleed,
And those not yet weal-kneed
Crash down and kill.

Land where a rogue is raised
On high and loudly praised
For worst of crimes

Of which the end, must be
A hell of cruelty,
As proved by history
Of ancient times.

My country, ‘tis of thee,
Betrayed by bribery,
Of thee we sing.

We might have saved thee long
Had we, when proud and strong,
Put down the cursed wrong
That makes a king.

“A New American Anthem”

My country, ‘tis of thee,
Once land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.

Land of the Millionaire
Farmers with pockets bare;
Caused by the cursed snare -
The Money Ring.

My native country, thee,
Thou wert so pure and free,
Long, long ago.

Yet still I love thy rills,
But hate thy usury mills,
That fill the bankers’ tills
Till they overflow.

So when my country, thee,
Which should be noble, free,
I’ll love thee still;

I’ll love thy Greenback men,
Who strive with tongue and pen,
For liberty again,
With right good will.

And then my country, thee,
Thou wilt again be free;
And Freedom’s tower.

Stand by your fireside then,
And show that you are men,
Whom they can’t fool again,
And crush their power.

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Lupin  Jul 4, 2017 • 5:44:43am

re: #39 Jay C

And in yet another fun twist: the article says that that gas field Total (French) and the Chinese are going to be developing is shared between Iran and Qatar. So a slap at Trump AND the Saudis.

According to French news report (it is a bigger story here), the CEO of Total had waited since the US election to see how this might impact their overall relationship with the US, and it’s only recently that they “wrote off” Trump entirely and decided to damn the torpedoes & go ahead. Like Merkel & many others, they concluded they could no longer deal with the US Government, under Trump, that is. I bet Tillerson’s former pals aren’t to happy about this either.

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jeffreyw  Jul 4, 2017 • 5:47:59am

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Good morning!

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Lupin  Jul 4, 2017 • 5:57:46am

Trump’s forthcoming Euro-Tour:

July 6: Poland

Trump is due to deliver a speech in Warsaw and attend a gathering of central European, Baltic state and Balkan leaders. Poland’s ruling rightwing party (PiS) is ecstatic, but other nations fear that Trump’s visit will be an endorsement of a government which has clashed with the EU over its assault on independent democratic institutions, and its refusal to accept migrant quotas agreed to by its predecessor.

July 7 to July 8: Hamburg - G20 meeting.

Trump will meet Putin. Other nations are keen to discuss the Paris climate accord.

July 9 to July 14: Britain????

Or his Scottish golf course???
If he shows up, protestors have vowed to disrupt any appearances.

July 14: France

In Paris for Bastille Day, meeting with President Macron. WTF. A handshake rematch?
French left has said he isn’t welcome; expect protests. France is the EU’s preeminent military power. Will it be cooperation or more wankery?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:19:56am

A little bit of promotion: littlegreenfootballs.com

Happy July 4th.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:30:01am
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jaunte  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:32:35am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:34:50am

An appropriate gospel song that was repurposed for the Civil Rights Movement, and can be repurposed again:

Joan Baez - We shall overcome

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:39:59am

Uh oh, I just got a notification we’re going to test the water tower in twenty minutes. That’s about a fifteen minute walk from my house (since my car is still no bueno), so I guess I have to boogie (you poor devils).

I’m not sure who’s going to drive the samples to the lab, because my car won’t be fixed until my new windscreen gets back from its vacation in Montana.

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piratedan  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:50:32am

re: #27 Targetpractice

still makes them more progressive than the GOP… ////

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Alephnaught  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:51:51am

re: #43 Lupin

Trump’s forthcoming Euro-Tour:

[…]

July 9 to July 14: Britain????

Or his Scottish golf course???
If he shows up, protestors have vowed to disrupt any appearances.

July 14: France

In Paris for Bastille Day, meeting with President Macron. WTF. A handshake rematch?
French left has said he isn’t welcome; expect protests. France is the EU’s preeminent military power. Will it be cooperation or more wankery?

I notice a “Whitehouse spokeswoman” is now being quoted as saying “While we look forward to visiting the UK, it will not happen in the next two weeks,”. I suspect a lot of protesters will still be on standby, in case he tries anyway.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:54:32am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:05:27am

re: #50 Alephnaught

I notice a “Whitehouse spokeswoman” is now being quoted as saying “While we look forward to visiting the UK, it will not happen in the next two weeks,”. I suspect a lot of protesters will still be on standby, in case he tries anyway.

Unruly mobs of common ruffians pouring out to present grievances to their colonial overlord.

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sagehen  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:15:27am

re: #28 Lupin

One might argue that it all started with the Civil War. Unlike post-WWII Germany, there really was to serious attempt at “denazify” the South, and ultimately the 30-or-so% of America which has always been solidly racist, white, xenophobic and ignorant, have managed to get in the driver’s seat — where Father Coughlin, Huey Long, Wallace, Faubus, etc, all failed, Trump has finally succeeded.

Depends how narrowly you define “no serious attempt”. You are right that wasn’t a sufficiently sustained, extended national effort.

Lincoln of course was plenty serious, his efforts and his plans were curtailed by his assassination. Johnson was generally sympathetic to the concept, but his incompetence and corruption limited his effectiveness. Grant absolutely busted his ass to do a proper job of Reconstruction. His vigorous use of the military to continue to fight the Klan, his 1875 Civil Rights Act (as strong as, maybe even stronger than, the law that finally passed in 1965)…

But a contested 1876 election, settled by short-sighted (or maybe they secretly didn’t care enough to mind) party leaders in a way that prevented immediate outbreak of Civil War II but also ended Reconstruction prematurely… yeah, okay, the results were the results.

But there were also well-meaning miscalculations that that turning their attention to westward expansion, all those new territories that became states, mostly free-soilers, a lot of people really did believe that economic and historic forces would eventually through sheer majority marginalize the Confederate views — less charitably, a view that putting Indians at the bottom of the pile, nearly exterminating them, would somehow elevate Negros to “real American” social standing… The Southern Baptist Church is a big part of why that didn’t pan out.

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Interesting Times  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:26:57am

Bwahaha:

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:31:27am

re: #55 Interesting Times

Bwahaha:

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TedStriker  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:33:48am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:34:48am
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:43:11am
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:47:22am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:55:07am

Happy Independence Day.

Our theme song here today…

Children of Destiny

Iframe

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 7:55:22am

re: #41 Lupin

According to French news report (it is a bigger story here), the CEO of Total had waited since the US election to see how this might impact their overall relationship with the US, and it’s only recently that they “wrote off” Trump entirely and decided to damn the torpedoes & go ahead. Like Merkel & many others, they concluded they could no longer deal with the US Government, under Trump, that is. I bet Tillerson’s former pals aren’t to happy about this either.

Happy 4th!

I think Trump’s stupid foreign policy on trade, etc. will help push him out the door.

If enough big business people see they are going to be losing business ($$$) with Trump in office, they will look for ways to push him out. Add the investigations and his general lousy character and you may have all the reason for the money men to help light a fire under the recalcitrant GOPers. The Republicans may want to keep and use Trump, but if the big wheels in the GOP want him gone he will be gone.

Politics is one thing, money is bigger.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:02:21am

re: #59 FormerDirtDart

Bradd Jaffy ✔ @BraddJaffy
Trump is now at his Virginia golf course, his 36th day at a golf club since taking office. He’s been at a golf club on 22% of days as POTUS.
10:01 AM - 4 Jul 2017
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Who knew Healthcare was going to be so tough?

Who knew because everything is so tough Donny would need to unwind more at the golf course?

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Lupin  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:07:55am

re: #62 ObserverArt

Happy 4th!

I think Trump’s stupid foreign policy on trade, etc. will help push him out the door.

If enough big business people see they are going to be losing business ($$$) with Trump in office, they will look for ways to push him out. Add the investigations and his general lousy character and you may have all the reason for the money men to help light a fire under the recalcitrant GOPers. The Republicans may want to keep and use Trump, but if the big wheels in the GOP want him gone he will be gone.

Politics is one thing, money is bigger.

Don’t forget the CIA/NSA/DIA etc who must be aghast at seeing him torch 60 years of carefully built alliances and tools that gave the US virtual world dominance, and all that to pal around with and launder the money of Russian mob leaders. Oh, they must be livid.

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Jay C  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:10:52am

re: #62 ObserverArt

Happy 4th!

I think Trump’s stupid foreign policy on trade, etc. will help push him out the door.

If enough big business people see they are going to be losing business ($$$) with Trump in office, they will look for ways to push him out. Add the investigations and his general lousy character and you may have all the reason for the money men to help light a fire under the recalcitrant GOPers. The Republicans may want to keep and use Trump, but if the big wheels in the GOP want him gone he will be gone.

Politics is one thing, money is bigger.

Not to mention the fact that for a candidate who based a large part of his Presidential campaign on “trade issues”, Trump - and also, Congressional Republicans - has so far, done little or nothing to even address the fundamentals (and enshrining pro-pollution climate-change denialism as government policy doesn’t count), still less come up with any sort of coherent plan to deal with them.

Of course, Trump’s campaign “trade issues” were, for the most part, bullshit: equal parts mindless resentment-stoking (“the whole world is screwing us on trade deals!”) and narcissistic ego-stoking (“I’m gonna make the BEST deals!!”). Eventually, I think, it will finally dawn on a lot of folks that turning the US into a “rogue state” is not, actually, going to lead to an economic Golden Age after all….

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sagehen  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:15:09am

re: #65 Jay C

Eventually, I think, it will finally dawn on a lot of folks that turning the US into a “rogue state” is not, actually, going to lead to an economic Gold Age after all….

You mean they’ll finally notice what we’ve known all along, that the only “economy” or “gold” he ever cared about was his own personal share of the take?

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Timothy Watson  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:24:28am

Another blog I read on Trump:

There were a number of striking passages, but this anecdote struck me:

We hadn’t been airborne long when Trump decided to watch a movie. He’d brought along “Michael,” a recent release, but twenty minutes after popping it into the VCR he got bored and switched to an old favorite, a Jean Claude Van Damme slugfest called “Bloodsport,” which he pronounced “an incredible, fantastic movie.” By assigning to his son the task of fast-forwarding through all the plot exposition—Trump’s goal being “to get this two-hour movie down to forty-five minutes”—he eliminated any lulls between the nose hammering, kidney tenderizing, and shin whacking.

If a person does not have the patience to watch the talky parts of a JCVD flick, it is not a surprise that the same person doesn’t want to read briefing papers and prefers his information chewed and digested by cable news hosts prior to consumption.

Really, it is all there on the page: the braggadocio, the shallowness, the crass flash, etc. It is not surprising to see, and I was aware of all of it well before he ran, but it is an odd experience to read knowing that the person in that 1997 profile is now President of the United States.

outsidethebeltway.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:25:11am

Katrina Pierson (remember her?) was on FOX News Channel yesterday to defend Donald Trump’s tweets and overall demeanour. She claimed “they are presidential whether you like them or not.”

rawstory.com

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:27:02am
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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:27:09am

re: #64 Lupin

Don’t forget the CIA/NSA/DIA etc who must be aghast at seeing him torch 60 years of carefully built alliances and tools that gave the US virtual world dominance, and all that to pal around with and launder the money of Russian mob leaders. Oh, they must be livid.

Oh, I won’t forget. I think the alphabet agencies are involved in the investigations, that is where they come in. Like you say they want to protect their work and relations. They will be going over-time to investigate Trump.

I wanna see the GOP politicians caught in a political pincer movement. Trapped between the voters of America with their low ratings of congress and the party’s own big money men.

Politicians need polling and money or they are gone. It has appeared for a long time the Republican party can ignore polling and their own voters after they win…to appease the big money men they really answer too.

If the big money men start saying they will withhold contributions because the party is a mess and blowing it by keeping The Orange Clown in office, they won’t be able to start processes for removal fast enough.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:27:42am

re: #68 Anymouse

Katrina Pierson (remember her?) was on FOX News Channel yesterday to defend Donald Trump’s tweets and overall demeanour. She claimed “they are presidential whether you like them or not.”

rawstory.com

Pffft just like when Obama wore a Tan suit right?

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:29:18am

re: #71 Unshaken Defiance

Pffft just like when Obama wore a Tan suit right?

Pffft Just like when Obama put mustard on his hamburger right?

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Timothy Watson  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:30:05am

re: #72 Ace Rothstein

Pffft Just like when Obama put mustard on his hamburger right?

Totally different, it was shifty French mustard!!1!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:30:15am

Dear Leader doesn’t like our national anthem so one of his fanboys composed this little TV jingle. Enjoy! While you are watching, play “Spot The Black Person”*

*There isn’t a black person to spot

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:30:51am

re: #72 Ace Rothstein

Pffft Just like when Obama put mustard on his hamburger right?

Pffft Just like when Obama used a selfie stick!

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Timothy Watson  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:31:38am

re: #74 The Vicious Babushka

Dear Leader doesn’t like our national anthem so one of his fanboys composed this little TV jingle. Enjoy! While you are watching, play “Spot The Black Person”*

[Embedded content]

I wish I had some fireworks so I could deafen myself after listening to 20 seconds of that.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:32:36am

re: #76 Timothy Watson

Do you want to come to Philly? Some of my neighbors are firing off some already.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:33:18am

re: #68 Anymouse 🌹

Katrina Pierson (remember her?) was on FOX News Channel yesterday to defend Donald Trump’s tweets and overall demeanour. She claimed “they are presidential whether you like them or not.”

rawstory.com

Seems to be the ultimate excuse…he’s President, so anything he does is presidential.

So, if he drops his pants and moons Angela Merkel this week it will be very presidential.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:33:21am

re: #75 The Vicious Babushka

Pffft Just like when Obama used a selfie stick!

Pffft Just like when Obama had Mao Christmas ornaments.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:33:43am

re: #78 ObserverArt

No that would be extremely disgusting.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:35:30am

Ed Gillespie’s (GOP nominee here in Virginia for governor) solution for “thousands of jobs” and “tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue”? FIREWORKS!!!1!

Fireworks for Virginians | Ed Gillespie for Governor

(I like how he used a clip of the D.C. fireworks from Maryland Public Television. And that he stutters when he says “tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue”, like he can’t even believe that bullshit.)

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:35:52am

re: #80 Ace Rothstein

No that would be extremely disgusting.

Not to Katrina Pierson.

Besides you’re normal. Trump’s base is not.

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Lupin  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:36:04am

re: #70 ObserverArt

Oh, I won’t forget. I think the alphabet agencies are involved in the investigations, that is where they come in. Like you say they want to protect their work and relations. They will be going over-time to investigate Trump.

The damage this narcissistic buffoon is doing to the US is immeasurable. We’re talking Caligula- or Commodus-scale. Frankly, I don’t think you will ever fully recover.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:37:19am

re: #83 Lupin

What is the impression of Trump over there?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:39:18am

re: #83 Lupin

The strategic pincer movement in Asia is closing in on the least competent man in the equation, our President. Obama had started our Pacific pivot, but we are caught out a bit short with a diminished navy.

China is asserting a blue water superpower role. Massive upgrades so as to fight peer to peer with us and Japan at the same time. North Korea will have it’s nuclear ICBM and submarines fully functional in due time. If we fight NK, they will bloody our nose and threaten mass casualties in the south. We can escalate or back up at that point. The answer will be back up rather than nuke the place.

That leaves China to simply fill the vacuum. Unscathed and with the moral high ground as most able to help with humanitarian refugee assistance. At a devils price.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:39:23am

re: #82 ObserverArt

Not to Katrina Pierson.

Besides you’re normal. Trump’s base is not.

Here is a typical example==>

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:39:43am

re: #83 Lupin

The damage this narcissistic buffoon is doing to the US is immeasurable. We’re talking Caligula- or Commodus-scale. Frankly, I don’t think you will ever fully recover.

One thing for sure. You can’t begin to recover until the disease is removed.

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Mattand  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:39:52am

Hey, gang:

Happy 4th of July!

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:41:05am

re: #88 Mattand

Happy 4th to you too. :)

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:45:52am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:49:58am

re: #72 Ace Rothstein

Pffft Just like when Obama put mustard on his hamburger right?

Just like when Obama went golfing.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:52:28am

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹

Just like when Obama went golfing.

Just like when Obama wouldn’t hold his own umbrella.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:55:29am

re: #92 Ace Rothstein

Just like when Obama wouldn’t hold his own umbrella.

And when Michelle Obama wore a sleeveless dress.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:56:17am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹

And when Michelle Obama wore a sleeveless dress.

Just like when Obama and Michelle gave each other a “terrorist fist jab.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:57:07am

re: #87 ObserverArt

One thing for sure. You can’t begin to recover until the disease is removed.

The disease is not just Trump — it’s the entire Republican party in Washington. Pence? McConnell? Ryan? Sasse? They are just as malignant to the body politic but more insidious.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:58:34am

Whatever their party name of the moment, the American Right has always quietly maintained that democracy doesn’t work. Now they are within a buffoon’s-width of proving it.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:59:57am

re: #96 Decatur Deb

I know. That is why in the past primary I was also giving out Democratic leaflets.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:00:00am

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

Here is a typical example==>

Matt Barber @jmattbarber
The #Founders would have supported @realDonaldTrump & rejected @HillaryClinton. @TheDemocrats ARE #KingGeorge #tyrants


9:51 AM - 4 Jul 2017

The Trumpster may be correct there: the founding fathers would probably prefer an incompetent white male to a female

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sagehen  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:03:34am

Lawrence, last night

msnbc.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:03:38am

re: #88 Mattand

Hey, gang:

Happy 4th of July!

🎇🎇🎆🎆🎆

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:03:44am

Damn American welfare class…
Takers no Makers
//

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:04:15am
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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:04:46am

re: #95 Hecuba’s daughter

The disease is not just Trump — it’s the entire Republican party in Washington. Pence? McConnell? Ryan? Sasse? They are just as malignant to the body politic but more insidious.

True, but Trump is the “head” of the beast. I think if somehow Trump gets tossed it hurts the entire party. If it hurts the party and causes more people to vote Democratic next two elections and it balances out Congress, then that takes away some of the damage that can be done.

I’m trying to be realistic. It’s going to take a major change to knock sense back into the GOP. I think many know that. It will take a few cycles of them getting beat at the polls before they look to change.

I’m just looking for ways to stop them now and to hopefully start to get some of that new cycle going. One step at a time.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:06:49am

re: #98 Hecuba’s daughter

The Trumpster may be correct there: the founding fathers would probably prefer an incompetent white male to a female

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” — H. L. Mencken

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:07:37am

re: #103 ObserverArt

Trump is the figure head. Renice Prebus is the head. He is the one who said that all have to agree with the uncouth one.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:11:57am

re: #103 ObserverArt

True, but Trump is the “head” of the beast. I think if somehow Trump gets tossed it hurts the entire party. If it hurts the party and causes more people to vote Democratic next two elections and it balances out Congress, then that takes away some of the damage that can be done.

I’m trying to be realistic. It’s going to take a major change to knock sense back into the GOP. I think many know that. It will take a few cycles of them getting beat at the polls before they look to change.

I’m just looking for ways to stop them now and to hopefully start to get some of that new cycle going. One step at a time.

Such things have hurt all major parties in the past, in every party system (First Party System, &c). A party reaches for too much power, and then the voters clean their clocks and they’re done.

At the moment, there is no reason to believe that won’t happen again.

Take this “Voter Integrity” nonsense from Trump and Kobach. They’re not just getting pushback from Democratic states, but Republican ones too.

The next election (and the upcoming gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia) should absolutely be referenda on Trump and how the GOP has enabled him but can’t solely be about that: It also has to be about ideas the Democrats can advance to make things better for the voters. (Yeah, I know, we had them last time, but the voters weren’t listening in the right places. An absolute Dumpster fire of Republican misgovernance might get them to listen: particularly those who sat out the election with the “both sides are the same” nonsense.)

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Lupin  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:12:07am

re: #84 Ace Rothstein

What is the impression of Trump over there?

Generally, ranging from clown to evil (not that one can’t be both), even on the far right, although if he has any French supporters, there they are. Basically a short step from neo-nazis.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:14:38am

re: #105 PhillyPretzel

Trump is the figure head. Renice Prebus is the head. He is the one who said that all have to agree with the uncouth one.

If Trump really screws up and goes down…Prebus and the rest of the clown car go with him. Prebus is already out as the GOP Party Chairman. He would not win that back. They went all in on Trump. If Trump goes they all are responsible. That hurts future jobs in politics.

Really, politics does come down to removal of the figure head. So much symbology in that. Isn’t politics a lot about perception anyway? It sure has a lot to do with why we are where we are.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:23:42am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹

Such things have hurt all major parties in the past, in every party system (First Party System, &c). A party reaches for too much power, and then the voters clean their clocks and they’re done.

At the moment, there is no reason to believe that won’t happen again.

Take this “Voter Integrity” nonsense from Trump and Kobach. They’re not just getting pushback from Democratic states, but Republican ones too.

The next election (and the upcoming gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia) should absolutely be referenda on Trump and how the GOP has enabled him but can’t solely be about that: It also has to be about ideas the Democrats can advance to make things better for the voters. (Yeah, I know, we had them last time, but the voters weren’t listening in the right places. An absolute Dumpster fire of Republican misgovernance might get them to listen: particularly those who sat out the election with the “both sides are the same” nonsense.)

I know it is hard to see through the orange smoke of Trump, but I don’t think people are watching the splits in the GOP. It is really what has the healthcare bills a mess in the House and Senate. They have Freedom Caucus (Ex TeaParty) types fighting moderates fighting hard core political conservatives like McConnell and they can’t get anything done. I don’t think people see McConnell’s not getting what he wanted done by this weekend for the failure it is for him.

Add in Mitch being quoted saying: “It’s not easy making America great again, is it?”

The Republicans have their hands full. We all have to keep giving them more and more to handle.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:25:40am

Thank G-d for Amazon Prime. I am watching the last 3 episodes of Downton Abbey.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:26:58am

re: #110 PhillyPretzel

Thank G-d for Amazon Prime. I am watching the last 3 episodes of Downton Abbey.

Is Amazon Prime related to Optimus Prime, except women instead of mechas?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:32:21am

re: #111 Anymouse 🌹

I am going to sit back and watch some really good television shows and try to keep cool on this very hot July 4th.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:32:31am

re: #99 sagehen

WHEN the President of the United States is tried…”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:33:29am

List of states rejecting Kobach’s demand for voter information is now up to forty-four.

cnn.com

As of Tuesday afternoon, two states — Florida and Nebraska — are still reviewing the commission’s request. Another two states — Hawaii and New Jersey — have not returned CNN’s request for comment. And while six states are still awaiting a letter from the commission, four of them — New Mexico, Michigan, South Carolina and West Virginia — have already pledged not to provide voters’ private information.

(more at CNN)

This was not just a flop, it was a national embarrassment for the White House.

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:36:53am

The wife and I ran out to Captree State Park yesterday for a walk and some photos. These two were calling out, ‘Hey, look! I’m a metaphor!’

Happy 4th, y’all. Be safe and have fun, if you can do both.

(In case you can’t read it, the name on the boat is ‘Instant Karma.’)

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:39:49am

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹

I like what Wolf said the rolls are publicly available and they are $20. Thank you Gov Wolf.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:40:19am

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹

List of states rejecting Kobach’s demand for voter information is now up to forty-four.

cnn.com

(more at CNN)

This was not just a flop, it was a national embarrassment for the White House.

A losing streak so bad even the Cleveland Browns are like: Damn!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:42:08am

re: #112 PhillyPretzel

I am going to sit back and watch some really good television shows and try to keep cool on this very hot July 4th.

A few fluffy clouds and temps in the 70s here. I should go for a hike or something. Probably just go to the park with the kid to kick the soccer ball.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:42:44am
120
BeachDem  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:46:48am

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

Here is a typical example==>

[Embedded content]

To Matt Barber:

Donald Trump had a suggestion for winning the battle against the Islamic State: “Take out their families.”

King George (via Hamilton) “I will kill your friends and family to remind you of my love”

You’ll Be Back

(Don’t imagine George used those exact words, but thought a Hamilton song would be appropriate on July 4)

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:47:51am

re: #117 Eclectic Cyborg

A losing streak so bad even the Cleveland Browns are like: Damn!

The 1976-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are embarrassed at this.

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Botsplainer  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:49:02am

Hideous comment thread on this story about a horse farm with shitty fireworks popping neighbors. Horses destroyed stalls and fencing trying to escape.

A high percentage of commenters seem to believe that we all have some duty to accept the Freedom Bangs of rude asshole neighbors for days, and that criticism (and the expectation of quiet enjoyment) of their celebration of their historic freedoms is tyrannical.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:49:22am

re: #120 BeachDem

My local PBS station WHYY showed the Great Performances version Hamilton’s America this morning.
whyy.org

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:52:33am

re: #122 Botsplainer

Hideous comment thread on this story about a horse farm with shitty fireworks popping neighbors. Horses destroyed stalls and fencing trying to escape.

A high percentage of commenters seem to believe that we all have some duty to accept the Freedom Bangs of rude asshole neighbors for days, and that criticism (and the expectation of quiet enjoyment) of their celebration of their historic freedoms is tyrannical.

Someone woke me up around dawn blowing up what sounded like several sticks of dynamite (they shook my house; these weren’t ordinary fireworks).

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:52:51am

re: #122 Botsplainer

Hideous comment thread on this story about a horse farm with shitty fireworks popping neighbors. Horses destroyed stalls and fencing trying to escape.

A high percentage of commenters seem to believe that we all have some duty to accept the Freedom Bangs of rude asshole neighbors for days, and that criticism (and the expectation of quiet enjoyment) of their celebration of their historic freedoms is tyrannical.

When I was a kid personal fireworks were illegal in Michigan. If you wanted to buy fireworks you had to drive down to Ohio. Then if you wanted to shoot them off you had to find some empty field out in the sticks because it was illegal to fire them inside the city limits.

Tonight I will have to shut the windows, turn on the AC and crank the room fan up full blast.

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:57:20am

re: #122 Botsplainer

Hideous comment thread on this story about a horse farm with shitty fireworks popping neighbors. Horses destroyed stalls and fencing trying to escape.

A high percentage of commenters seem to believe that we all have some duty to accept the Freedom Bangs of rude asshole neighbors for days, and that criticism (and the expectation of quiet enjoyment) of their celebration of their historic freedoms is tyrannical.

Four years ago, the guy four doors down from me bought a couple of coolers full of pro-grade mortars (just the ones that go ‘boom,’ no colors) and started shooting them off on July 2, pretty much every hour on the hour.

The animals in the neighborhood were going insane, our neighbors went to try and get him to stop and he threatened to kick their asses. The ‘thunk’ of the mortars followed by the ‘booms’ continued.

But the guy was lighting these things off with a barbecue lighter instead of an electronic ignition, which would have afforded him a little distance. I was on our back porch when I heard no ‘thunk,’ just a ‘boom’ at ground level. The guy blew his left arm off at the shoulder. Our entire block was a crime scene due to arm bits being scattered up and down the block. The cops said if all of the mortars in his coolers had gone off at once, it would have taken out half the block.

Please. If you have fireworks, heed the warning to light fuse and get away.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:58:24am

re: #116 PhillyPretzel

I like what Wolf said the rolls are publicly available and they are $20. Thank you Gov Wolf.

Mississippi told them to jump in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wisconsin (where Kobach is originally from) said:

Groups that request voting data from the state of Wisconsin pay a base fee of $25 and then $5 for every 1,000 names requested up to a maximum of $12,500. State law doesn’t allow for waiving the fee.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:01:23am

re: #127 Anymouse 🌹

To all of the States who have turned them down: way to go. I hope all of the states and territories turn them down. A total and complete defeat.

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BeachDem  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:02:45am

re: #123 PhillyPretzel

My local PBS station WHYY showed the Great Performances version Hamilton’s America this morning.
whyy.org

I noticed you mentioned they ran it the other night too. It just never gets boring, does it? Lin Manuel Miranda is such a joyous person—when I feel sad, I just go read his twitter feed for a bit.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:04:39am

re: #129 BeachDem

It is very popular and it gets a lot of pledges. That and many people want to see it but the seats are expensive. I think Mr Miranda is a genius.

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:07:27am

Before we run out - these are for Mr. and Mrs. Cranky, and everyone else who enjoys flowers. The color combos on my wife’s lilies aren’t as exotic and Mrs. Cranky’s but they’re still pretty.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:08:02am

re: #119 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

I know it’s getting a bit boring—me going on about reading up on Jacksonian history—but I while I knew there was violence, I didn’t know how frequent mob violence was in that period (worse toward property in the north; worse toward human victims—and more frequent—in the south). We’ve always had a tendency toward violence, but the rule of law and conscientious leaders could hold it in check at times. Jackson either encouraged it or stood by doing nothing mostly. That’s all it would take for Trump to unleash this. He’s already tending that way.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:08:42am

The small town (small for this area) down the street really puts on a fun fireworks show. Went last year and enjoyed it so much I went again last night. :)

Deerfield Fireworks Finale 7/3/2017

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:09:17am

My cat Pepper hates the booms. She will hide way back in some tight corner or under the bed. And whimper/growl. During the day she is just fine. pepper-thegraymenace.blogspot.com

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plansbandc  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:15:32am

My dog isn’t fazed by fireworks. He has always been fascinated by loud things, especially motorcycles.

He is, however, utterly terrified of plastic bags blowing in the wind anywhere near him.

He’s a funny fellow.

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A Cranky One  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:15:39am

re: #131 makeitstop

Nice!

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:16:55am

re: #136 A Cranky One

Nice!

Glad you liked them! Feel free to pass along to Mrs. C. as well.

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plansbandc  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:18:52am

re: #131 makeitstop

Pretty! I love all flowers.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:19:30am

This is a terrific read about my state (Texas).
newyorker.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:20:35am

re: #131 makeitstop

Beautiful flowers.

Regrettably my flower beds only have early Spring flowers, so they’re all gone. (Lily of the Valley, irises, daffodils, Easter lilies, &c.)

It gets too hot and dry here for much in the way of summer flowers (though we do have flax that blooms in the summer).

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Jay C  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:21:30am

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹

List of states rejecting Kobach’s demand for voter information is now up to forty-four.

cnn.com

(more at CNN)

This was not just a flop, it was a national embarrassment for the White House.

For now, anyway. Despite the embarrassment of their initial demands being near-universally rejected, I truly doubt whether we have seen/heard the last of Kris Kobach and his VD Patrol. Suppression of “incorrect” voting is just too important an electoral factor to the Republicans to just let it go. My feeling is that we’ll get some formal expressions of “regrets” and/or “disappointment” from Mike and Kris’s Excellent Fraud Squad - and probably the usual imbecilic tweets from you-know-who; and then Kobach and his merry gang of trolls will go right on attempting to undermine democracy: though likely under-the-radar: using whatever data they can obtain. And of course, said data is, ultimately, entirely irrelevant: they have a conclusion they are determined to reach, and are unlikely to let niggling nonsense like facts or reality get in the way.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:31:43am

Okay, long comment incoming so heads up!

Forgive me for being less than joyous today
but I suspect there’s a lot of people in America that are nervous this July 4. More nervous than they’ve been in years.

Consider how some of these folks feel:

- Medicaid recipients and those with significant pre-existing conditions worried Trumpcare will pass and send them to an early death.

- Immigrants who constantly hide in fear due to the threat of ICE raids/deportation

- A young black man who worries he might get shot dead at a police checkpoint tonight

- An gay couple in Mississippi who, thanks to the new “religious freedom law”, potentially has to deal with legal discrimination by businesses their neighbors run.

- Muslims throughout the country scared of violence and islamophobia

- Reporters that are constantly bombarded with harassment and threats on their lives

- Women who wonder if their next date will become a rape, and, if it does, will the system treat them more harshly than their rapist?

- Parents and caregivers of young children wondering what kind of country their kids will grow up in

Is this Independence?

Is this freedom?

Is this America?

As most of you know I am an immigrant. I’ve never taken anything for granted in this country as I have no birthright or no hard claim to anything here. I’ve had to work for all of it and while I am thankful for the opportunities given me and do not regret my decision to come here, I share the concern of many Americans about where this country is headed.

To even entertain the NOTION of moving back to Canada because of authoritarianism in America is something I never thought I’d have to do and yet, things have gotten to that point. It’s wrong. It’s disgraceful. It’s unamerican.

This country is better than that. We can’t let one awful President destroy years and years of hope and goodwill and opportunities.

I want to believe the lights of liberty still burn bright, I want to believe the golden door will NEVER be closed and I want to believe the spirit of America and most of the American people are strong enough to survive one orange skinned nutjob who wants to do anything but make this country great again.

This is America. This is my home. This is my friends and my family.

I’m not going anywhere unless I absolutely have to. This is my fight as much as it is everyone else’s.

Let Freedom Ring.

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nines09  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:35:17am

Happy Independence Day all.

“Walls Tumblin Down” by Rocky Dawuni

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sagehen  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:37:31am

re: #120 BeachDem

To Matt Barber:

Donald Trump had a suggestion for winning the battle against the Islamic State: “Take out their families.”

King George (via Hamilton) “I will kill your friends and family to remind you of my love”

[Embedded content]

(Don’t imagine George used those exact words, but thought a Hamilton song would be appropriate on July 4)

Yeah yeah fine. But I’m currently drooling over Hamilton Mix-Tape. Here’s the newest video:

The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:41:15am

re: #139 Ace Rothstein

This is a terrific read about my state (Texas).
newyorker.com

It is indeed. And you can see in the article why Texas is so hell-bent on gerrymandering its voting districts from one set of lines:

In 2004, the Anglo population in Texas became a minority. The last majority-Anglo high-school class in Texas graduated in 2014. There will never be another. The reality is, it’s all over for the Anglos.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:42:48am

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:42:56am

This fucking guy.

One winter day at the capitol, early in the 2017 session, I was bypassing the metal detectors when Governor Abbott rushed by in his wheelchair. At fifty-nine, he is an energetic man; his aides were racing across the rotunda to keep up with him. Abbott was a track star in high school—he is said to have never lost a race—but in 1984 a tree fell on him while he was jogging through the wealthy enclave of River Oaks, in Houston, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. He had just graduated from law school and had no health insurance. Fortunately, he won a nine-million-dollar judgment against the homeowner whose tree had fallen and the company that had inspected the tree and failed to recommend its removal. Later, Abbott, as a member of the Texas Supreme Court, and then as attorney general, supported measures that capped pain-and-suffering damages in medical-malpractice cases at two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:44:29am

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹

Also in that article it says that Austin has six congressional districts, represented by FIVE REPUBLICANS. Austin voted overwhelmingly for Hillary last year by FOUR TO ONE.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:45:08am

re: #148 Ace Rothstein

Also in that article it says that Austin has six congressional districts, represented by FIVE REPUBLICANS. Austin voted overwhelmingly for Hillary last year by FOUR TO ONE.

a microcosm of american politics

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:45:21am

re: #142 Eclectic Cyborg

My wife’s ex-hub’s new wife (I presume that makes her related to me somehow: since I call him husband-in-law, I guess that makes her wife-in-law or something) is a Canadian citizen, originally from Nova Scotia.

She feels the same as you (they live in Tennessee). She has nothing against Nova Scotia, but she doesn’t want to give up the life she has now. While she has no right to vote here, she feels she is invested in her community in Tennessee and will work against this nonsense.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:45:29am

re: #148 Ace Rothstein

Also in that article it says that Austin has six congressional districts, represented by FIVE REPUBLICANS. Austin voted overwhelmingly for Hillary last year by FOUR TO ONE.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:46:06am

re: #148 Ace Rothstein

And so did Philadelphia vote for Hillary and the uncouth one making us pay for it.

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sagehen  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:46:10am

re: #126 makeitstop

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Or do like me and my friends; TAKE YOUR FIREWORKS TO THE BEACH!! DO IT THERE!!

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sagehen  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:50:17am

re: #129 BeachDem

I noticed you mentioned they ran it the other night too. It just never gets boring, does it? Lin Manuel Miranda is such a joyous person—when I feel sad, I just go read his twitter feed for a bit.

Lin-Manuel’s favorite ever performance: he got his family, in-laws, bridesmaids etc to put together “L’Chaim” for his wedding reception:

To Life: Vanessa’s Wedding Surprise

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jeffreyw  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:50:40am

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Sous vide ribs

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mmmirele  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:50:45am

A friend shared this video of the battle for Mosul on Facebook:

cnn.com

This is modern war, folks. It’s horrible. The notion that some people want a civil war to get rid of “the other” in our country—they need to watch that video to see what war really means in this age.

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:51:27am

re: #139 Ace Rothstein

This is a terrific read about my state (Texas).
newyorker.com

Way too long, and I’m a Texan. But I skimmed certain parts. And I hate to tell all of the holier than thou liberals, but the only way we’re going to regain control of Texas is to work with business people. I know we like to hope for demographics, but until 1) Latinos vote in large numbers, and 2) we win enough Republican seats to undo redistricting, Texas will remain under Republican control.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:54:00am

I was having a beer with a wingnut buddy of mine last night, and we were discussing how Texas doesn’t have a state income tax. True, BUT (an even he agreed with me) Texas has some of the highest property taxes in the country, and has to get its money from somewhere. For example, there are 22 million registered vehicles in the state. in 2014 alone, annual registration fees and vehicle sales taxes brought in almost $6B. It also costs at least fifty bucks to get your annual vehicle inspection, proposed and signed into law by then-Governor George W. Bush. Republicans don’t hate taxes, they just lie about it.

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BeachDem  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:54:01am

re: #154 sagehen

Lin-Manuel’s favorite ever performance: he got his family, in-laws, bridesmaids etc to put together “L’Chaim” for his wedding reception:

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I LOVE that video and watch it frequently. The whole famdamily is amazing! (Watching it again right now—thanks)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:55:17am

re: #156 mmmirele

A friend shared this video of the battle for Mosul on Facebook:

cnn.com

This is modern war, folks. It’s horrible. The notion that some people want a civil war to get rid of “the other” in our country—they need to watch that video to see what war really means in this age.

saw this shit on my FB feed…

These dicks fail to understand that it was a matter of taxation without representation…and that we not only have representation, we have the sort that tends to over-represent the very assholes who are demeaning the concept of democracy, civic discourse and political compromise…

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:55:43am

re: #158 Ace Rothstein

I was having a beer with a wingnut buddy of mine last night, and we were discussing how Texas doesn’t have a state income tax. True, BUT (an even he agreed with me) Texas has some of the highest property taxes in the country, and has to get its money from somewhere. For example, there are 22 million registered vehicles in the state. in 2014 alone, annual registration fees and vehicle sales taxes brought in almost $6B. It also costs at least fifty bucks to get your annual vehicle inspection, proposed and signed into law by then-Governor George W. Bush. Republicans don’t hate taxes, they just lie about it.

They hate taxes on the rich. We have a property tax, which Republicans keep attempting to lower every session. All of the others are regressive.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:56:47am

re: #154 sagehen

That was beautiful.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:58:23am

re: #161 Belafon

They hate taxes on the rich. We have a property tax, which Republicans keep attempting to lower every session. All of the others are regressive.

and insist that taxation is tyranny, even when it is taxation imposed by our own freely elected officials

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jeffreyw  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:03:02am

re: #131 makeitstop

Before we run out - these are for Mr. and Mrs. Cranky, and everyone else who enjoys flowers. The color combos on my wife’s lilies aren’t as exotic and Mrs. Branky’s but they’re still pretty.

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Mrs J has some of those same lilies, very pretty.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:03:35am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:08:54am

re: #158 Ace Rothstein

I was having a beer with a wingnut buddy of mine last night, and we were discussing how Texas doesn’t have a state income tax. True, BUT (an even he agreed with me) Texas has some of the highest property taxes in the country, and has to get its money from somewhere. For example, there are 22 million registered vehicles in the state. in 2014 alone, annual registration fees and vehicle sales taxes brought in almost $6B. It also costs at least fifty bucks to get your annual vehicle inspection, proposed and signed into law by then-Governor George W. Bush. Republicans don’t hate taxes, they just lie about it.

Yep, same here in NH. It cost me less than $50 to register my 1992 Volvo in KY but almost $400 when we moved here. (And insurance costs more because insurance isn’t mandatory—gotta cover for uninsured drivers.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:11:03am

re: #148 Ace Rothstein

Also in that article it says that Austin has six congressional districts, represented by FIVE REPUBLICANS. Austin voted overwhelmingly for Hillary last year by FOUR TO ONE.

I forwarded that New Yorker link to a local group that discusses politics here, along with Texans on my E-mail list.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:18:44am

re: #158 Ace Rothstein

I’m right there with you on property taxes, but we also have an income tax in Nebraska and a high sales tax.

Of all states and DC (#1 is lowest), Nebraska ranks 45 and Texas 46, with only a few dollars difference.

wallethub.com

The effective rates are 1.85% of value (NE) and 1.90% (TX). Fortunately, my house is worth only about 15% of the median value of a house here or I couldn’t afford the taxes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:19:06am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:19:51am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:24:29am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

And remember, when she was still working for Ted Cruz, she called Donald Trump a dangerous liar.

Every conservative has her price.

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:39:20am

This thread. Epic.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:41:31am

HURR HURR TEH WUNS WHO COMPLAINS ABOUT RACISM IS TEH REAL RASSISTS!!!!1!!!!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:48:04am

re: #172 makeitstop

This thread. Epic.

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Somewhere in there is a thread dedicated to “white people looking out of windows.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:48:49am

re: #174 Barefoot Grin

Somewhere in there is a thread dedicated to “white people looking out of windows.”

and dreaming of an America that exists only in some fuzzy-edged fantasy

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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:48:53am

Our Indian spammer buddy checked at least a dozen times last night and this morning to see if registration was open.

I have no idea what the hell this weirdo is doing. All he does is post huge lists of Yahoo support phone numbers, with the same number over and over. This is really whacked out.

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calochortus  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:49:11am

re: #172 makeitstop

This thread. Epic.

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My personal favorite complaint is that they have to drive further so don’t like gas taxes. You know, the ones that pay for the roads they do all that extra driving on that even higher gas taxes paid in those areas won’t come close to paying for because of the lower number of people driving on them.

I do get the fact they feel ignored. In a lot of ways they are. But living in a rural area doesn’t mean that you own the moral high ground any more than living in an urban area does.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:50:07am

re: #51 The Vicious Babushka

So you didn’t hang your Russian flag after all? /s

(If I did that my neighbours would likely burn my house down with me in it.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:50:51am

re: #177 calochortus

My personal favorite complaint is that they have to drive further so don’t like gas taxes. You know, the ones that pay for the roads they do all that extra driving on that even higher gas taxes paid in those areas won’t come close to paying for because of the lower number of people driving on them.

I do get the fact they feel ignored. In a lot of ways they are. But living in a rural area doesn’t mean that you own the moral high ground any more than living in an urban area does.

And they whine about government…freely elected representative government in which many rural areas get a disproportionate share of representation in the Senate and in the electoral college.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:52:50am

re: #176 Charles Johnson

Our Indian spammer buddy checked at least a dozen times last night and this morning to see if registration was open.

I have no idea what the hell this weirdo is doing. All he does is post huge lists of Yahoo support phone numbers, with the same number over and over. This is really whacked out.

My guess is they are not really Yahoo phone numbers (Yahoo makes a point of not publishing those).

My guess is he is promoting a business (likely his).

Does your Website also send Twitter or Facebook notifications when a new article is posted? If so, then such spam also goes to everyone you have in your lists.

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calochortus  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:53:55am

re: #179 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And they whine about government…freely elected representative government in which rural areas get a disproportionate share of representation in the Senate and in the electoral college.

Currently it’s not doing them any good in CA. Democrats running the place as far as the eye can see.

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calochortus  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:54:49am

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

Why would anyone want to call Yahoo anyway?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:57:20am

re: #181 calochortus

Currently it’s not doing them any good in CA. Democrats running the place as far as the eye can see.

Democratic consensus is for cucks and coastal elites.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:58:12am

re: #182 calochortus

Why would anyone want to call Yahoo anyway?

Well, I have a Yahoo account and manage a Yahoo group, but I don’t need to call them.

Hence my supposition that the numbers are really for one or more businesses (or perhaps something else, like a phishing scam).

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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:59:00am

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

My guess is they are not really Yahoo phone numbers (Yahoo makes a point of not publishing those).

My guess is he is promoting a business (likely his).

Does your Website also send Twitter or Facebook notifications when a new article is posted? If so, then such spam also goes to everyone you have in your lists.

No, it doesn’t automatically send notifications unless someone links their Twitter account to LGF, and then it would only be posted on his own account, not the @Green_Footballs account.

The numbers he’s posting are toll-free numbers, so I kind of doubt it’s his own number. But I just searched for one of those numbers and found TONS of other sites where he’s been posting the same garbage over and over. This is really weird.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:59:51am

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:00:02pm

Like here, for example — the post he created is gone now, but look at the sidebar. That’s our guy at work.

louisianasportsman.com

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:03:51pm

re: #172 makeitstop

So so good!! Patriotic af!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:05:40pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

Those aren’t real Yahoo numbers. They use them to charge people money for bogus support.

Dude is probably on the clock, working for the scam masters.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:07:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:07:55pm

re: #187 Charles Johnson

Like here, for example — the post he created is gone now, but look at the sidebar. That’s our guy at work.

louisianasportsman.com

That’s strange.

I don’t know enough about Website management to figure out why someone would do this (my guesses being phishing or promoting businesses).

As for Yahoo, after I got into an argument with them several years ago about my paid POP/SMTP account (so I could download my E-mail), I found it was cheaper and easier to use my wife’s private E-mail server, like a common Hillary Clinton. (That, and tech support is much easier to get hold of.)

In other news, I went by the irrigation canal that goes through town. All the water tower dumps have filled it to the brim. We’d better not get much in the way of rain or my house will get flooded if it overflows. (The canal is no longer regularly used; it was superseded by a new canal that runs outside town. If it wasn’t a holiday, I would call the board that controls the old canal and ask them to open the flood gates into the North Platte River. Given enough cattle to our north in the Sandhills, they’ll drink all the water though.)

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:08:49pm
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calochortus  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:09:39pm

re: #190 gocart mozart

He was out of step with the Dems because he didn’t respect the flag and had no fashion sense?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:10:14pm

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹

So you didn’t hang your Russian flag after all? /s

(If I did that my neighbours would likely burn my house down with me in it.)

I thought about doing it but gosh darn it, this is still MY COUNTRY NOT RUSSIA.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:11:20pm

re: #190 gocart mozart

Who is that guy violating the US Flag Code?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:11:20pm

re: #172 makeitstop

This thread. Epic.

Despite a go-it-alone ethos, residents of the 13 counties in the northern bloc are much more likely to receive government medical assistance than those in the Bay Area. In the north, 31 percent take part in Medi-Cal, the California Medicaid program, while the Bay Area rate is 19 percent, and California’s overall figure 28 percent.

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bratwurst  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:13:14pm
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retired cynic  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:15:44pm

re: #196 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Way down the list in comments was Eric Garland, saying this tweet thread should be nailed to the ceiling.

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:15:51pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

Our Indian spammer buddy checked at least a dozen times last night and this morning to see if registration was open.

I have no idea what the hell this weirdo is doing. All he does is post huge lists of Yahoo support phone numbers, with the same number over and over. This is really whacked out.

Maybe it’s a bot.

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calochortus  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:17:13pm

re: #196 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Despite a go-it-alone ethos, residents of the 13 counties in the northern bloc are much more likely to receive government medical assistance than those in the Bay Area. In the north, 31 percent take part in Medi-Cal, the California Medicaid program, while the Bay Area rate is 19 percent, and California’s overall figure 28 percent.

But that’s different because…reasons.

Actually, it may play into their feeling sensitive about being ignored. They know they’re taking charity and don’t like it (who would?) So there has to be a narrative about why they really aren’t doing that. Or wouldn’t if people dealt fairly with them. The government is preventing them from making a living that would allow them to be fully self supporting.

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scottslemmons  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:17:39pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

Our Indian spammer buddy checked at least a dozen times last night and this morning to see if registration was open.

I have no idea what the hell this weirdo is doing. All he does is post huge lists of Yahoo support phone numbers, with the same number over and over. This is really whacked out.

Did he sign up with a working email address?

Sign him up for some spam.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:20:15pm

Happy 4th everyone! Just woke up, got some coffee in my mug and put John Adams miniseries on the tube. Got some friends coming over today for a little get together. One is bringing her parents, whom I really like, for a spell. Both are Polish immigrants and the old man was a master butcher back during the heyday of butchers. He has given me some boss recipes for sausages in the past, and I haven’t seen them in about 5 years. So woohoo!

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scottslemmons  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:20:23pm

re: #200 calochortus

But that’s different because…reasons.

Actually, it may play into their feeling sensitive about being ignored. They know they’re taking charity and don’t like it (who would?) So there has to be a narrative about why they really aren’t doing that. Or wouldn’t if people dealt fairly with them. The government is preventing them from making a living that would allow them to be fully self supporting.

They’re Republicans, and Republicans hate to admit or be accused of being wrong. So they set the house on fire, and now they’re sad because no one’s telling them how wonderfully the curtains are burning, and how much better the family photos look when they’re ash, and how the cat’s never worked better ‘til they hit on the idea of putting accellerent on it.

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bratwurst  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:21:39pm
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calochortus  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:25:16pm

re: #203 scottslemmons

In my experience, most people don’t enjoy being wrong. Especially if you’d have to buck the local culture to accept enlightenment.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:28:49pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:29:44pm

While seemingly the overwhelming majority of unneeded violence by police is with encounters with minorities, occasionally it isn’t:

starherald.com

Essentially in this case, a chase of a Colorado (white) male that went on for miles and exceeded 100mph ended in rural Nebraska (near my home). The man was heavily intoxicated; he either was unable to or did not understand orders to get down on the ground when he was finally stopped.

So they put him on the ground: With a rifle butt.

This happened back in March, but the Omaha World-Herald obtained the video from the Nebraska State Patrol from the dashboard camera.

The officer in question was not fired. Investigators called it an excessive use of force and the officer lied about what happened in his police report. A few months later the officer resigned his job (which allows him to be hired elsewhere).

It is a sad commentary when excessive use of force only comes to the attention of the populace when it is against we white folk. With ideal policing, excessive use of force for any arrest should be vanishingly rare.

The Sioux County Attorney after viewing the video called the scene “shocking,” “viscous,” and a possible criminal assault.

Veterans of the police academy here say this tactic is not taught to Nebraska police.

Last week Governor Pete Ricketts (R) said he was launching an investigation into the state patrol over conduct, truthfulness, and personnel issues after another chase ended fatally. He has been briefed on the current case in Sioux County.

Article at the Scottsbluff (NE) Star-Herald. It goes into quite a bit of detail about the case.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:30:05pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:33:26pm

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Well, just pasting an Inspirobot address doesn’t work so well…

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Timothy Watson  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:35:59pm

re: #190 gocart mozart

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If I was a DNC staffer that guy would scream “O’Keefe infiltrator”.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:36:13pm
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calochortus  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:36:19pm

Must get back to “work” putting a new warp on the drawloom.

Laterz…

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Timothy Watson  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:36:51pm

re: #160 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

saw this shit on my FB feed…

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These dicks fail to understand that it was a matter of taxation without representation…and that we not only have representation, we have the sort that tends to over-represent the very assholes who are demeaning the concept of democracy, civic discourse and political compromise…

Also ignores that those ebil taxes were to pay for the debt for a war that was fought for the colonials’ benefit.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:37:14pm

Well, the folks started shooting fireworks last night. And they’re firing them off right now. And we’ve got the first fire of the day going a couple blocks away…

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:40:28pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:40:43pm

re: #199 Belafon

Maybe it’s a bot.

Probably not - I have some pretty good safeguards against bot registrations.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:41:03pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:41:34pm
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BeachDem  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:42:05pm

re: #190 gocart mozart

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Their creepy obsession with Seth Rich is really…um, CREEPY.

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Jay C  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:42:33pm

re: #190 gocart mozart

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Hey! I’d wear an outfit like that for Fourth-of-July!
And drink a beer from a stars-and-stripes cooler just like that one!

And then go piss it out against Dinesh D’Souza’s front door.

What a disgusting cretin.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:43:57pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:45:10pm

re: #221 gocart mozart

Cute kitty and that is where I would put Gov Christie.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:47:45pm

Need a nap. Catch y’all later… . Try to keep the country from blowing up whilst I’m asleep.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:48:50pm

re: #219 BeachDem

Their creepy obsession with Seth Rich is really…um, CREEPY.

He’s become another Vince Foster to be used politically. They don’t care about the person other than they be used for conspiracy generation.

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scottslemmons  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:53:55pm

re: #224 ObserverArt

He’s become another Vince Foster to be used politically. They don’t care about the person other than they be used for conspiracy generation.

Foster and Rich are both of The Enemy Tribe, so they know they’ll be safe treating them and their families with zero respect.

D’Souza knows his time as an important pundit is over. Getting convicted for fraud and keeping an obvious mistress while running a faux-Christian college isn’t something people overlook. So he’s settling in on spending the rest of his life as a low-class, low-wit troll. Trying to get liberals to hate him so neo-Nazis will love him is as good as it’s ever going to get for him.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:54:22pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:55:31pm

re: #226 gocart mozart

Confederate flags are not out of place at a historical site such as a Civil War battleground.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:55:31pm

This was lunch today—a Denver Omelet at the Pacific Dining Car in Los Angeles…

Mmmmmm! Mmmmmm! Good!
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:56:52pm

re: #228 Joe Bacon 🌹

The omelet looks good and so do those hash browns. Yum.

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gocart mozart  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:58:14pm

This is perfect

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 12:58:35pm

re: #229 PhillyPretzel

The omelet looks good and so do those hash browns. Yum.

I was just HUNGRY for a Denver Omelet today. And I made myself walk home 3 miles to compensate for the potatoes lyonaisse. I didn’t care because it was soooooo goooooood!

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TedStriker  Jul 4, 2017 • 1:00:40pm

re: #206 gocart mozart

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“Ro-ads”

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BeachDem  Jul 4, 2017 • 1:14:19pm

re: #224 ObserverArt

He’s become another Vince Foster to be used politically. They don’t care about the person other than they be used for conspiracy generation.

Oh I know—it’s the fetishization (is that a word???) of him as the Uber Patriot of all time based on some bogus bullshit from Rod Wheeler that’s really creepy.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 4, 2017 • 2:44:30pm

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Confederate flags are not out of place at a historical site such as a Civil War battleground.

If they want to fly their flag in Pennsylvania, they should have taken Little Round Top.

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Alephnaught  Jul 4, 2017 • 3:56:44pm

Happy 4th July to US viewers!

Declare Independence!

(Courtesy of Bjork)

björk: declare Independence

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 4, 2017 • 6:10:50pm

re: #206 gocart mozart


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