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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:41:36pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:44:50pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:45:57pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Desperate times call for desperate assholes?

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:48:30pm

There’s a wildfire burning in my county and assholes are still shooting illegal fireworks off. Humans, man.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:49:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:51:50pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:52:23pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Yup. Ugh.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:53:03pm

re: #4 teleskiguy

There’s a wildfire burning in my county and assholes are still shooting illegal fireworks off. Humans, man.

They’re wack! I don’t know them. *Tries shedding human skin*

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:53:37pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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This is what underlies my ABB Twitter strategy. Always Be Blocking, if you haven’t blocked at least two dozen people a day go out and find people to block pre-emptively.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:54:31pm

re: #8 JordanRules

They’re wack! I don’t know them. *Tries shedding human skin*

Umphrey’s McGee played Tool’s “46&2” at Red Rocks on Friday night. Those lyrics go right over most humans’ heads, sadly.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:56:26pm

Going on two hours with the fireworks, M80s and guns firing…

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:59:09pm

Too young.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 8:59:49pm

My dog has been making noise since the sun went down.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:04:52pm

re: #10 teleskiguy

Those gorgeous pics you posted the other night or nah?? Either way that venue is just amazing. Never went but my parents did when they lived in Denver. They adored it.

And yeah, thankful for the great art that acknowledges this big ole crazy thing we’re enduring. It’s something else to observe those that don’t get it too. We hope they get there and the music is there to help guide the way. Use it humans!!!!!!!!!

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:06:41pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:07:35pm

re: #14 JordanRules

I didn’t take those pictures, oh lordy no! But yeah, those were from the concerts I went to this weekend.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:09:15pm

re: #4 teleskiguy

There’s a wildfire burning in my county and assholes are still shooting illegal fireworks off. Humans, man.

Saw your comments on defeatism in the previous thread. I am not quite that stern but that is a matter of style rather than substance. There seem to be people who thrive on thinking that is all is lost and all resistance is futile. It is really not even pathetic, it is just annoying, as though the whining notes of weakness and resignation appeal to them.
We are not beaten: We have not really even been tested compared with our historical antecedents. There are no concentration camps, no roving gangs of regime thugs, and if there were, many of us would be able to deal decisively with them. People who loved freedom and valued reason have overcome much, much worse.
The forces of ignorance, greed, and superstition are in the ascendant just now, but they cannot stay there. History and most of the rest of the world are on our side. I think at some level even the dimmest RWNJs know this and perceive that it is they, rather than the targets of their wrath, who are doomed. This explains their increasing desperation and hysteria.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:13:30pm

re: #17 Shiplord Kirel

You said it more eloquently than I could at the moment. Thank you.

In all honesty it was said in jest, but I still feel that we should be as far away from defeatism and hopelessness as possible at this point, and if you’re at that point of total despair right now, well, I can’t help you.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:20:11pm
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Scout  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:21:27pm

If CNN could track this guy down, someone else could do likewise. Someone less inclined to protect him.

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freetoken  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:22:56pm

Roar of fireworks outside my window. One of the shows must have used one of those series of heavy-artillery sounding fireworks. Makes quite the rumble.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:23:14pm

I posted a harsh comment about an hour ago. I got some push back, no downdings, and some insight and wisdom from Shiplord Kirel.

This website is a-okay.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:25:39pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:26:22pm

re: #21 freetoken

Roar of fireworks outside my window. One of the shows must have used one of those series of heavy-artillery sounding fireworks. Makes quite the rumble.

Not stopping here in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. Idiots are out in full force.

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The Dude Abides  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:26:39pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

I posted a harsh comment about an hour ago. I got some push back, no downdings, and some insight and wisdom from Shiplord Kirel.

This website is a-okay.

Yeah, well, you know….that’s just like…..your opinion, man.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:28:17pm

re: #25 The Dude Abides

Yeah, well, you know….that’s just like…..your opinion, man.

WE BELIEVE IN NUH-SING, LEBOWSKI, NUH-SING!!!

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freetoken  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:29:36pm

So, the Royal Society puts up a video about “fake news”, a little get together as part of their science communication effort:

Fake news, filter bubbles and echo chambers

To me, the real problem is that those who need this discussion the most are those least likely to care, and least likely to think about these things deeply.

Therein lay the real problem of the 21st century and our technological marvels - all the toys in the world just lead to people doing the same old shit, just more efficiently.

If someone doesn’t like a bit of data, some fact, some report, they can and will simply dismiss it.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:31:03pm

re: #20 Scout

He’ll for sure be revealed and wingers will pounce on their victim teddy bears.

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Interesting Times  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:32:15pm
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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:33:53pm

re: #29 Interesting Times

Oh shit!
LOL and still pissed!

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Kragar  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:36:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:37:06pm

I really hate it when people use public streets to launch large fireworks (well, I hate large fireworks in general but I don’t think I am going to get my neighbours to stop shooting them).

I went up to our water tower to do the second chlorine-free water test (YAY it passes … tomorrow we do the coliform test and take that to the lab).

When I came home I turned the corner on the street I live on and there were two burning mortars in the middle of the street I almost ran over - quick dodge both to avoid them and then the launch.

While typing this, someone just set off such a large mortar it set off half the car alarms in town.

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Interesting Times  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:40:21pm

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹

I really hate it when people use public streets to launch large fireworks (well, I hate large fireworks in general but I don’t think I am going to get my neighbours to stop shooting them).

Well, at least you were spared this…

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Targetpractice  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:43:29pm

re: #33 Interesting Times

Well, at least you were spared this…

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Florida Man has gone too far!

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:45:28pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

Florida Man has gone too far!

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TedStriker  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:47:21pm

re: #35 teleskiguy

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prairiefire  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:51:41pm

re: #33 Interesting Times

You guys! 😄

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:51:46pm

re: #36 TedStriker

@_FloridaMan

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prairiefire  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:52:30pm

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹

An M80?

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2017 • 9:59:16pm

One more 4th of July tweet o’ mine.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:16:50pm

Dreadful…Now churches are actually going to sing this…

patheos.com

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retired cynic  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:25:48pm

Well, I have one small good thing to report tonight. I spent the evening with some good friends, and like good reticent folks, we have talked about many things over the years, but never politics. I was not sure where they stood, and wondered a bit about the husbands. Well, we finished eating, and one of the husbands said “Tr**p!” And we were off. Everyone around the table took turns saying what they thought of him and his, and what was happening to our country, and if we had seen that video of him wandering around looking for his limo, it would have been more grist for the mill. We’re in Illinois, and we all agreed that Rauner could join him wherever we could send the two of them. (And it looks like our legislature may actually pass budget over his veto. We may start the digging out process, from two years without a budget,)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:33:50pm

re: #39 prairiefire

An M80?

Not sure. The kind of explosive that rocks the house when it goes off. It’s been a little while since they shot off those things now so maybe they’re done.

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Kragar  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:34:58pm

re: #41 Joe Bacon 🌹

This is why I don’t believe in “organized” religions.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:36:17pm

re: #41 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dreadful…Now churches are actually going to sing this…

patheos.com

“First Nationalist Church of Trump”

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retired cynic  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:43:03pm

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹

I haven’t listened. You can’t make me listen.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:46:44pm

re: #42 retired cynic

We’re in Illinois, and we all agreed that Rauner could join him wherever we could send the two of them. (And it looks like our legislature may actually pass budget over his veto. We may start the digging out process, from two years without a budget,)

Rauner has been a disaster for our state. Hopefully the budget passes but never underestimate the ability of the Illinois legislature to fail to get the right thing done.

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retired cynic  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:48:13pm

re: #47 Hecuba’s daughter

Rauner has been a disaster for our state. Hopefully the budget passes but never underestimate the ability of the Illinois legislature to fail to get the right thing done.

The Senate overrode the veto within 30 minutes. Madigan “said” the House would override tomorrow. All digits crossed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:48:17pm

re: #41 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dreadful…Now churches are actually going to sing this…

patheos.com

The First Nationalist Church of Trump Republicans.

Of note, the writer is a Christian and quite offended by this.

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Targetpractice  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:57:26pm

Hmm, I can watch Roland Emmerich blow stuff up with Independence Day. Or watch Michael Bay show him what an amateur he is by watching Armageddon.

Decisions, decisions…

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:58:09pm

Meanwhile, there have been periodic bangs outside my home all evening, from pops to earth-shattering kabooms. Scout the cat is not interested. I wish I could sleep through that noise level.

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plansbandc  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:58:12pm

re: #9 goddamnedfrank

I do lots and lots of preemptive blocking. Also subscribed to a fairly comprehensive block these assholes list.

If anyone has the audacity to pollute my timeline, I give zero engagement and immediate blocking.

Fuck ‘em.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 10:59:02pm

Smart will discontinue gasoline-operated Smart cars across Canada starting with its 2018 model, due to Federal government subsidies for electric vehicles.

theglobeandmail.com

Southern Saskatchewan is much like the Nebraska Panhandle (empty), so our trips between our home and Regina are likely the only time you would ever see a Smart there.

(There is a Smart dealer in Regina that we had to see once for a tire problem. I presume they will still service gasoline-powered Smarts at the Regina dealership.)

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:00:09pm
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plansbandc  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:03:30pm

re: #31 Kragar

A moron and a bigot? The exact opposite of who would be good for the job? Perfect for Trumpland.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:25:21pm

The same people who are tweeting #CNNBlackmail are the same people who had no problem with Gamergate publishing the addresses and phone numbers of feminists and “social justice warriors” to intimidate.

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Kragar  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:30:37pm

re: #56 DodgerFan1988

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:34:23pm

Since I am the flag guy in my town, I monitor the White House and state government proclamation pages for changes in flag status, &c.

Independence Day is one of the days in the US Code that the President is directed to issue a nationwide proclamation.

whitehouse.gov

Unsurprisingly, there is no proclamation for Independence Day. (The last was about a week ago about tariffs.) Too busy golfing I guess, and staff too incompetent to remember they are supposed to do that.

While state governors are not required to issue proclamations, they usually do. Considering this is my state’s 150th anniversary (and July 4 was the day the state’s star went on the flag), I would have thought my state governor would have issued a proclamation for Independence Day. Nope.

governor.nebraska.gov

(For what its worth, I issued one for my village at the end of June. For some reason, it didn’t get a lot of press. /s)

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:34:59pm

Clay Higgins has a message for America — from Auschwitz

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Targetpractice  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:37:12pm

re: #59 FormerDirtDart

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Would anyone like to inform Rep. Higgins that it was such “we must protect our country at all costs!!!” rhetoric that led to death camps?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:39:54pm

re: #59 FormerDirtDart

Nope not watching that pandering nationalistic pile of crap.

We don’t need a Fortress America: We need to end warmongering rhetoric against other nations and threats of violence in our own.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:46:15pm
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retired cynic  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:47:54pm

re: #62 FormerDirtDart

OMFG

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retired cynic  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:49:38pm

re: #62 FormerDirtDart

THAT is horror.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:52:24pm

re: #59 FormerDirtDart

Soon after it was republished on nola.com on Tuesday, the Twitter account of the Auschwitz Memorial took issue with Higgins’ decision to film himself at the site. “Everyone has the right to personal reflections,” the museum’s account wrote in a Tweet. “However, inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. It’s not a stage.”

Everyone has the right to personal reflections. However, inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. It’s not a stage.

— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) July 4, 2017

In the comment thread that followed, the museum posted a photo of the entrance to the gas chambers. “You are in a building where the SS murdered thousands of people,” a stone engraving reads. “Please maintain silence here: remember their suffering and show respect for their memory.”

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:54:30pm

re: #59 FormerDirtDart

Dog whistle for “Mexicans and Muslims are the new Nazis and must be eradicated!”

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Kragar  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:54:49pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 4, 2017 • 11:55:02pm

Talk about fake news…
Of course it would be from a Murdoch owned media outlet

“…Newsagents should refuse to sell Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph - which has a fictional front page featuring a Bill Shorten-led government - because it is pure political propaganda, according to the Australian Newsagency Blog…”

“…The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid dated Wednesday’s page one 5 July 2019 and showed the Labor leader celebrating his “first 100 days” in power, a terrible period with “workers laid off, record tax rates, rents hit new high”.

Written by the paper’s national political editor, Sharri Markson, the article attempts to portray a dystopia under Labor including a $17bn injection for the Gonski funding package and marriage equality law passed - policies many would see as positive.

“A chuffed Bill Shorten celebrated his first 100 days in power yesterday, marking the milestone with a rousing party at ACTU headquarters,” Markson wrote…”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:03:09am

The Times-Picayune notes that

The video was posted Saturday (July 1) to YouTube channel of Lee Johnson Media, “A Conservative Podcast looking at America of Today!” It was first reported by Convenant Spotlight, a magazine that describes itself as “your resource for hope and direction through the Bible.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:10:57am

Florida Man…
So, obviously not terrorism…

“…Five people in a Florida apartment escaped injury Tuesday after a man intentionally rammed a car full of propane tanks into a Fort Pierce apartment building in a fiery crash that took his life, police said….”

If police in Florida pulled over someone “Arab” looking with 4 propane tanks in his car they’d probably call in the Feds…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:14:01am

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹

“First Nationalist Church of Trump”

This week’s introductory special: Two Corinthians for the price of one.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:14:17am

re: #62 FormerDirtDart

Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill htem all.”

Happens I’m forcing myself through a history of the Holocaust (slowly, it’s too grim to be swallowed in large bites), and that comment is sounding awfully familiar. History has already decided that the people who made similar comments in the past were not the “good and righteous.”

I’m going to bed now. Try to avoid nightmares.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:18:03am

re: #72 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”

“Them” referring to all terrorists, or all potential terrorists, namely all Muslims?

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teleskiguy  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:40:58am

(CNN) — It’s perfectly reasonable to see a bug and feel the need to wipe it off the face of the earth with hellfire.

Actually setting a fire, though, is usually not part of the plan.

Mike Tingley from Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, presumably didn’t intend to burn his stand-alone garage to the ground Monday night.

He just wanted to clear out some wasps, Grand Blanc Fire Chief Robert Burdette told CNN affiliate WEYI.

His solution? Set off a smoke bomb inside the structure.

It didn’t go well.

Soon after his DIY extermination attempt, a neighbor noticed flames coming out of the garage. By the time firefighters arrived, the building was completely engulfed.

Adding insult to injury, video of the fire shows fireworks going off amidst the blaze. As the flames spread, the fireworks, which were stored in the garage, started to explode in a decidedly un-festive display.

Grand Blanc fire crews called in two other departments to help tame the inferno, but the garage was obliterated. By some fortune, the main house was mostly unharmed. Neither Burdette nor Tingley could be reached for comment.

Luckily, no one was injured. Except, we assume, the wasps.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:46:57am

re: #73 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Them” referring to all terrorists, or all potential terrorists, namely all Muslims?

Yes. Throw in Hispanics and Liberals for the trifecta.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:54:35am

re: #75 Anymouse 🌹

Yes. Throw in Hispanics and Liberals for the trifecta.

and LGBTs, who want to impose their lifestyle on all of us, recruit our children and make us share public bathrooms with perverts

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teleskiguy  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:58:06am

re: #76 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and LGBTs, who want to impose their lifestyle on all of us, recruit our children and make us share public bathrooms with perverts

I, for one, welcome our Homosexual Overlords.
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Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:05:26am

re: #76 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Did you know that no one is born Christian? The only way the Christian lifestyle can continue is by active recruitment. In fact, Christian recruiters make it a point to target the weakest members of society, such as children, the elderly, and the poor.

/half sarc

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:06:19am

re: #79 Kragar

Did you know that no one is born Christian? The only way the Christian lifestyle can continue is by active recruitment. In fact, Christian recruiters make it a point to target the weakest members of society, such as children, the elderly, and the poor.

/half sarc

Actually, zero sarc. That is exactly how it works (and enlisting family members to help).

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Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:10:08am

re: #59 FormerDirtDart

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:29:43am

re: #79 Kragar

Did you know that no one is born Christian? The only way the Christian lifestyle can continue is by active recruitment. In fact, Christian recruiters make it a point to target the weakest members of society, such as children, the elderly, and the poor.

/half sarc

My ex-mother-in law was raised Christian Scientist, then had a nervous breakdown, spent some time in a mental institution came out of a Bill Graham Baptist.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:30:11am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹

Actually, zero sarc. That is exactly how it works (and enlisting family members to help).

and applying massive social and even state-sanctioned legal pressure to conform

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:39:40am

re: #62 FormerDirtDart

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Sounds absolutely no better in the original German.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:41:46am

re: #84 Targetpractice

Sounds absolutely no better in the original German.

I especially noted the phrase “no radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted…quarter”

And all Muslims are suspect.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:49:12am

re: #85 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I especially noted the phrase “no radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted…quarter”

And all Muslims are suspect.

Due process, presumption of innocence, Constitutional rights. Some restrictions apply. Offer void in Louisiana.

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:49:45am

re: #85 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I especially noted the phrase “no radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted…quarter”

And all Muslims are suspect.

It goes further than that. Fascist regimes love to accuse their critics of being part of or working in the interest of the “enemy” in order to silence them. It’s never a long journey from silencing them through fear to doing so physically.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:51:26am

re: #4 teleskiguy

There’s a wildfire burning in my county and assholes are still shooting illegal fireworks off. Humans, man.

If they want to remain members of the tribe they must engage in the tribe’s rituals. No matter how stupid.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:51:34am

One for our friends here from Colorado:

Dozens in Colorado Accused of Trafficking Pot Outside State (goes to the Scottsbluff, NE Star-Herald), more at the link:

A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former NFL players, Colorado officials announced Wednesday.

A Denver grand jury indicted 62 people and 12 businesses in the case that involved federal and state agents executing nearly 150 search warrants at 33 homes and 18 warehouses and storage units in the Denver area.

“The black market for marijuana has not gone away since recreational marijuana was legalized in our state, and in fact continues to flourish,” state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said in a statement.

The indictment targets the largest illegal marijuana operation discovered since Colorado legalized recreational pot in 2012, Coffman said.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:51:49am

re: #84 Targetpractice

Sounds absolutely no better in the original German.

You have no appreciation for the language of Kant, Kafka and Goebbels…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:53:23am

re: #88 Romantic Heretic

If they want to remain members of the tribe they must engage in the tribe’s rituals. No matter how stupid.

As kids, we just loved blowing stuff up, we would have done it year-round had the means been available.

Germans go crazy at midnight on New Year’s Eve, and needless to say, the combination of alcohol and explosives means that there is never more than 20 second’s delay between the clock striking midnight and the first sirens being heard in town…

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:04:03am

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

As I remarked to a friend on Facebook earlier, July 4 is not a day of celebration if you are an EMT.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:13:36am

Closer to home, the governor has dismissed the head of the Nebraska State Patrol, and turned over investigative information to the US Attorney’s Office and the FBI.

starherald.com

This comes after a couple high-speed chases (one recent and near my home) where the State Patrol allegedly lied and shifted stories when information or video came out, to cover themselves after those suspects were killed.

Several other officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the governor’s investigation commission into the incidents.

[Brad] Rice, appointed to lead the agency by [Gov. Pete] Ricketts [R] in 2015, will not receive a severance package, and his termination is effective immediately. The governor met with Rice in person Friday morning and he said the colonel reacted to the decision “professionally.”

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:17:23am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:33:14am

Volvo announces starting 2019 it will only make electric vehicles.

starherald.com

It would appear the rest of the world is going to go ahead and leave our country behind.

Perhaps we can create a “clean-coal” burning automobile and show the world it’s pesky concern for the climate, the scarcity of fossil fuels, &c are all unwarranted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:33:39am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹

Closer to home, the governor has dismissed the head of the Nebraska State Patrol, and turned over investigative information to the US Attorney’s Office and the FBI.

starherald.com

This comes after a couple high-speed chases (one recent and near my home) where the State Patrol allegedly lied and shifted stories when information or video came out, to cover themselves after those white suspects were killed.

Several other officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the governor’s investigation commission into the incidents.

added important nuance

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:54:47am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

added important nuance

Well, there is that. I’m not sure of the statistics in this state of whites running away from the cops in excess of 100 mph versus other groups. Also, outside the large cities here, aside from Native Americans, minorities are a really small group of people.

Per capita we do have the largest percentage of refugees of any state in the Union, but that is still a pretty small number.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 3:24:05am

Wonkette’s open thread has a recipe for homemade corndogs (and in the process they skewer everyone’s sacred cows with their corndogs), the cocktail drink the sidecar, and pot brownies (that recipe is a hoot).

Golden line from the article on the corndog recipe:

There are eight hot dogs per package — one for each of your fingers, so you can hang on by your thumbs.

wonkette.com

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ozharas  Jul 5, 2017 • 3:35:16am

South Koreans more worried about Trump than they are about North Korea.

abc.net.au

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 3:48:47am

re: #99 ozharas

South Koreans more worried about Trump than they are about North Korea.

abc.net.au

I’m not terribly surprised. North Korea trying to invade South Korea seems much more likely with Donald Trump’s rhetoric.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 3:49:51am

re: #42 retired cynic

Well, I have one small good thing to report tonight. I spent the evening with some good friends, and like good reticent folks, we have talked about many things over the years, but never politics. I was not sure where they stood, and wondered a bit about the husbands. Well, we finished eating, and one of the husbands said “Tr**p!” And we were off. Everyone around the table took turns saying what they thought of him and his, and what was happening to our country, and if we had seen that video of him wandering around looking for his limo, it would have been more grist for the mill. We’re in Illinois, and we all agreed that Rauner could join him wherever we could send the two of them. (And it looks like our legislature may actually pass budget over his veto. We may start the digging out process, from two years without a budget,)

Ha! My Illinois friends would give us an earful about Rodney Davis, too.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 5, 2017 • 3:53:50am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹

Closer to home, the governor has dismissed the head of the Nebraska State Patrol, and turned over investigative information to the US Attorney’s Office and the FBI.

starherald.com

This comes after a couple high-speed chases (one recent and near my home) where the State Patrol allegedly lied and shifted stories when information or video came out, to cover themselves after those suspects were killed.

Several other officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the governor’s investigation commission into the incidents.

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

added important nuance

So, if we get the cops to shoot more white motorists, it’ll all be cool….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 3:57:22am

re: #102 Decatur Deb

So, if we get the cops to shoot more white motorists, it’ll all be cool….

Authorities might even start reacting and demanding consequences, yes. Especially if those white motorists are legal gun owners who duly inform the police officer that they are armed…

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Decatur Deb  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:00:58am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Authorities might even start reacting and demanding consequences, yes. Especially if those white motorists are legal gun owners who duly inform the police officer that they are armed…

You overestimate the sensitivity of the authorities. Do you think they give a shit if Florida Man is blown quietly away?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:03:20am

re: #104 Decatur Deb

You overestimate the sensitivity of the authorities. Do you think they give a shit if Florida Man is blown quietly away?

NRA might get upset if FLAM is white and a registered gun owner

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Decatur Deb  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:05:14am

re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

NRA might get upset if FLAM is white and a registered gun owner

Not much. Lost a bunch of potential white gun owners at Sandy Hook.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:06:07am

re: #106 Decatur Deb

Not much. Lost a bunch of potential white gun owners at Sandy Hook.

False flag.

/

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Decatur Deb  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:07:50am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

False flag.

/

The molecule that makes up the power structure is small. You’re not on it.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:13:24am

He seems nice and not at all full of shit.

FYI the kid isn’t 15. Right wingers are just making shit up as per usual.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:42:50am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:44:21am

I see that liberals are now posting the same fake quotes that wingnuts liked to throw around during the Obama years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:46:55am

re: #111 The Vicious Babushka

I see that liberals are now posting the same fake quotes that wingnuts liked to throw around during the Obama years.

When the people fear their govt, there is tyranny;
when the govt fears the people
there is liberty🗽~Thomas Jefferson

It’s not about fear or threats of violence: it is about establishing and maintaining a political system in which the will and goals of the government represent and embrace the will and the needs of the people.

And allows those who disagree to express their dissent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:50:39am

he’s off to a roaring start this morning.

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:54:59am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Trump’s already up and railing about trade deals. He knows what to do. Spew empty platitudes and deflect when anyone asks what in particular is wrong.

This is all Trump has ever done. He doesn’t know or care about specifics. He knows people respond to trade deals are bad, because they link trade deals to loss of jobs, even though the loss of jobs is far more complicated than 140 characters (or Trump’s brain) can comprehend or include.

Automation. Technological improvements. Obsolescence. Lower costs elsewhere. Greedy business owners who put personal profits over wellbeing of workers (here’s one Trump and his spawn are innately familiar with).

Trump loves to talk about bringing jobs back, and yet he’s done nothing of the sort about the jobs he or his family had control over. Why? Simple - it would cut his bottom line.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:56:44am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!

I would love to know where he pulled that number out of. I doubt there’s very many good sources for that type of information.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 4:59:06am

re: #114 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Trump’s already up and railing about trade deals. He knows what to do. Spew empty platitudes and deflect when anyone asks what in particular is wrong.

I was about to note that his statement is totally devoid of any facts or arguments that might explain why these deals are so bad. Nor would he ask someone on his staff to step up for him.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:00:59am

Trump has the most annoying, whiny nasal voice in the world but you know who is a close second? Ivanka! She has this whispery sex-kitten little-girl voice, I suppose she is trying to imitate Marilyn Monroe but instead sounds like the evil dead child in some horror movie. I HATE THE SOUND OF WHISPERS IT GIVE ME THE CREEPS.

Third most annoying voice: Jared Kushner’s squeaky little boy voice. But he knows how awful he sounds and keeps his mouth shut.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:06:22am

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

Third most annoying voice: Jared Kushner’s squeaky little boy voice. But he knows how awful he sounds and keeps his mouth shut.

He wants to be a gray eminence but more closely resembles a chunk of liverwurst that somebody forgot in the back of the fridge…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:19:44am

This thread is horrifying

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:21:45am

re: #7 teleskiguy

Yup. Ugh.

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The MAGAheads, after being outraged at NPR’s Twitter for tweeting out the Declaration of Independence, a document Trump’s botheads have apparently never read, have found a new outrage over CNN exposing one of their own. Mind you, they’re not outraged about Russian collusion (which they celebrate) or obstruction of justice from the Oval Office.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:23:15am

re: #119 The Vicious Babushka

This thread is horrifying

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And Obama, who hates the constitution according to the wingnuts, spent years asking Congress for a new AUMF (authorization for the use of military force) against ISIS.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:23:46am

re: #115 Timothy Watson

I would love to know where he pulled that number out of. I doubt there’s very many good sources for that type of information.

The New York Times:

nytimes.com

However, the statement was made by China, and in April.

Amid sharply rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear arms program, China said on Thursday that its trade with the country had expanded, even though it had complied with United Nations sanctions and stopped buying North Korean coal, a major source of hard currency for Pyongyang.

China released the first-quarter trade data just days after President Trump urged its leader, Xi Jinping, to clamp down on trade with North Korea. The two leaders met at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last week.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:26:06am

Giant New Jersey Sand-Sculpture Mocks Gov. Chris Christie’s Beach Visit

nbcwashington.com (with photo)

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:27:25am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

The United States made some of the worst Trade Deals in world history.Why should we continue these deals with countries that do not help us?

— Donald J. Trump

So, what specifically is bad (the worst in world history) about all these Trade Deals? Please show your work.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:28:09am

re: #124 Sir John Barron

So, what specifically is bad (the worst in world history) about all these Trade Deals? Please show your work.

Quiet, the God Emperor has spoken.

///

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:29:44am

re: #109 goddamnedfrank

Ignoring news while on vacay, but @KFILE / @CNN threatening to destroy 15-yr-old over gif?! Any shred of cred u may have had is gone 4ever.

— Patricia Heaton

Hollywood wingnut finds something to be outraged about.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:30:23am

re: #124 Sir John Barron

So, what specifically is bad (the worst in world history) about all these Trade Deals? Please show your work.

He didn’t negotiate them.

BTW what ARE some of the “great, fantastic, incredible super deals!” has Trump negotiated in his checkered career? Apart from declaring bankruptcy and stiffing contractors?

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:31:01am

re: #126 Sir John Barron

Hollywood wingnut finds something to be outraged about.

But screw any 15 years old who could be helped by stem cell therapy, right Patricia?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:32:42am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:36:03am

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

“Everyone has the right to personal reflections,” the museum’s account wrote in a Tweet. “However, inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. It’s not a stage.

Hi, have you met the Republican Party?

/

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:36:47am

re: #129 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr is just a sweetheart, isn’t he? He’s just trying to elevate the rhetoric.

//

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:37:18am

re: #129 The Vicious Babushka

Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:37:30am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:37:57am

re: #129 The Vicious Babushka

Out of curiosity, what exactly are Big Govt, opprressive taxation, anti 2A left wing socialists celebrating today?

— Donald Trump Jr

LoL

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:41:04am

re: #56 DodgerFan1988

The same people who are tweeting #CNNBlackmail are the same people who had no problem with Gamergate publishing the addresses and phone numbers of feminists and “social justice warriors” to intimidate.

Without doxxing, Rage Furby wouldn’t have work.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:41:08am

people.com

Body washes up on the beach of Trump’s golf course in California on July 4.

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b.d.  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:41:43am

re: #134 Sir John Barron

LoL

Taxes so oppressive that he just doesn’t pay them…

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:43:30am

re: #133 The Vicious Babushka

Trump voter: Doc, my leg hurts, is it broken?

Dr: Reads X-ray. *nods sagely*

Trump voter: Cast and crutches? Rehab?

Dr: No, those aren’t covered. Here’s a pamphlet describing bootstraps.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:45:28am

re: #41 Joe Bacon 🌹

Make America great again
Make America great again
Lift the torch of freedom all across the land
Step into the future joining hand in hand
And make America great again
Yes make America great again.

Americans from ev’ry corner of this blessed land
Come together with one voice
Help us take a stand
Following the vision to make her proud and grand
And make America great again
Make America great again

Like the mighty eagle that is rising on the wind
Soaring t’ward our destiny
Hearts and voices blend
With a mighty melody oh let the song begin
And make America great again
Make America great again

Each and every state
Make America great again
Make America great again

Notice anything missing in this ditty?

Nothing about ‘character’, ‘truth’, ‘justice’, ‘humility’, ‘generosity’, the list goes on.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:47:11am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:48:39am

re: #139 Sir John Barron

Notice anything missing in this ditty?

Nothing about ‘character’, ‘truth’, ‘justice’, ‘humility’, ‘generosity’, the list goes on.

It’s not a song, it’s a commercial jingle.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:50:02am

re: #140 darthstar

“sundowning”?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:52:49am

re: #142 Sir John Barron

“sundowning”?

What are some of the actual symptoms of sundowning?

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:52:59am

re: #142 Sir John Barron

“sundowning”?

A symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia where someone wanders around without purpose.

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:53:43am

re: #142 Sir John Barron

A medical term to describe a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s also known as “late-day confusion” and relates to confusion and agitation that may get worse later in the day and evening.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:55:13am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:55:58am

re: #146 darthstar

Another McCain is “very concerned”…..

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Broad With Sass  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:58:15am

re: #142 Sir John Barron

re: #142 Sir John Barron

“sundowning”?

Sundowning is a very sad and scary place, you never know how the person is going to react when its ongoing. They can be simply confused, they can get violent, they wander
I have several residents that their behavior changes exactly the same time every evening

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nowherenorth2  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:58:19am

Good morning lgf from very north new york by Canada.

These past few days have been a shit show. And Nikki Haley deserves all the shit she gets.

Also, the right wing will continue to show their allegiance to racism and idiocy by backing up trump. I have to agree with Mr.Johnson that sometimes measures have to be taken to put these racists in their place.

I am scared for this nation, and those whiny right wingers in Cali that the nyt wrote about? Well, they can suck it. You got what you paid for.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 5:58:58am
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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:00:10am

re: #150 darthstar

SNL should invite him on to play Huckabooboo - with mustache…

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:00:28am
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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:02:32am

Wow…Christie’s day at the beach is more than just a little bad PR

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:09:28am

re: #152 lawhawk

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:12:44am

re: #153 darthstar

Wow…Christie’s day at the beach is more than just a little bad PR

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That’s one of the times I think I would invoke a little civil disobedience. Arrest me and we’ll find out a) for what (disobeying the governor?) and b) how much New Jersey would pay me to settle.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:12:54am
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jeffreyw  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:13:49am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:15:49am

re: #152 lawhawk

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Voldemort and Stalin were trying to do something truly transformational.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:17:40am

Jesus…guy posts video.
Video gets picked up by Trump.
People discover guy posts racist and anti-semitic and homophobic shit too.
CNN finds guy.
Guy deletes whole fuckin’ internet history out of fear of embarrassing self and family because he knows how bad he looks.
CNN respects guy’s right to privacy.
Troll nation decides it’s time to create a crisis…

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:17:47am

It was utterly bizarre a few minutes ago to see CNN talking about the deeper aspects of the reddit user (not a teenager) with apparently quite a repertoire of racist and bigoted gifs and memes being picked up by the White House and then switching to FNFs to see them segue from cop killed in NYC to the reddit user issue to imply that CNN is somehow ginning up an atmosphere of violence (they didn’t just imply it, actually). Then the couch turds kept saying “CNN is going after a 15 yo pulling pranks and the hackers are now after CNN; # CNN Blackmail is the top trending topic on twitter” (it’s not, but that is exactly the headline at Breitbart, RT, and Washington Times right now. It’s almost like it’s orchestrated.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:18:00am

re: #157 jeffreyw

Hello, meat!

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:18:15am

re: #154 darthstar

Once in a generation, there is an opportunity to do something absolutely transformational. That moment is here. pic.twitter.com

— Paul Ryan

Universal healthcare?

End poverty?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:20:39am

re: #159 darthstar

Jesus…guy posts video.
Video gets picked up by Trump.
People discover guy posts racist and anti-semitic and homophobic shit too.
CNN finds guy.
Guy deletes whole fuckin’ internet history out of fear of embarrassing self and family because he knows how bad he looks.
CNN respects guy’s right to privacy.
Troll nation decides it’s time to create a crisis…

“Troll nation” is a pretty good way to describe them.

Next we’ll be told that the racist reddit user is a good Christian, patriot, 12 years old, being picked on by ruthless leftists and liberal media.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:21:21am

Pupdate: Long-Tail, aka LT, aka “Lt. Dan”(friend’s six year old calls him that…could be a name that sticks) is three weeks away from coming home with us.

And look…his mom is half of Banjo’s size…so this will be a smaller dog overall.

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Broad With Sass  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:26:41am

re: #164 darthstar

what kind of dog is Banjo (I presume the white one)? He looks so much like my mystery breed dog Libby

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:29:14am

re: #165 Broad With Sass

what kind of dog is Banjo (I presume the white one)? He looks so much like my mystery breed dog Libby

He’s a Queensland Heeler - he’s the red heeler. Got him from a Cattle Dog rescue 10 years ago…he’s a bit on the tall side…may have another gene or two we don’t know about, but he’s all cattle dog in every other way - personality, agility, focus…

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:49:04am

Another chance for great deal making for Trump:
Tensions high in Himalayas as China demands India withdrawal

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b.d.  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:54:57am

re: #167 Timothy Watson

Another chance for great deal making for Trump:
Tensions high in Himalayas as China demands India withdrawal

[trump] Pence, aren’t you from India, go fix this! [/trump]

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:58:25am
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 6:59:30am

re: #167 Timothy Watson

Another chance for great deal making for Trump:
Tensions high in Himalayas as China demands India withdrawal

“Have I got a deal for you, India! I need China to put pressure on North Korea. So, if you’ll just pull out of those mountains - I mean, what are you going to do with them anyway, you can’t even build a Trump Tower there - I’ll get Jared to have Pakistan pull out of Kashmir. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:00:08am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart

July 4th is about Freedom and The Troops, stupid libtard! Not revolution!!!!

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:01:29am

re: #171 Sir John Barron

July 4th is about Freedom and The Troops, stupid libtard! Not revolution!!!!

And mattresses.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:02:46am

Good morning all.

The barrage finally stopped in Koreatown around 3AM. Heard someone scream around 2PM and the paramedics showed up across the street to reward another idiot…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:08:31am

re: #163 Sir John Barron

“Troll nation” is a pretty good way to describe them.

Next we’ll be told that the racist reddit user is a good Christian, patriot, 12 years old, being picked on by ruthless leftists and liberal media.

Never waste a good outrage to spin up the voters.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:08:35am

re: #139 Sir John Barron

Coming up next…Christian hymms praising Ayn Rand!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:10:29am

re: #167 Timothy Watson

Another chance for great deal making for Trump:
Tensions high in Himalayas as China demands India withdrawal

Better send in Jared The Diplomat.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:13:03am

re: #173 Joe Bacon 🌹

Good morning all.

The barrage finally stopped in Koreatown around 3AM. Heard someone scream around 2PM and the paramedics showed up across the street to reward another idiot…

I was fortunate that things quieted down around 10:30, but I don’t think cats liked the boom-boom very much.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:13:29am

re: #176 covfefe

Better send in Jared The Diplomat.

Jared in Wayfarers and blue blazer being led by sherpas….

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:14:15am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart

It’s the Constitution that has a Preamble and a Bill of Rights.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:16:42am

re: #177 Sir John Barron

I was fortunate that things quieted down around 10:30, but I don’t think cats liked the boom-boom very much.

Well, I ducked out to the general store and back … in the meantime, the mortar fire has started up again.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:18:33am

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

Well, I ducked out to the general store and back … in the meantime, the mortar fire has started up again.

Do the red-state patriots not have jobs?

///

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:20:36am

US Constitution website:
usconstitution.net

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CongoJack  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:21:29am

Good morning all,
Happy 4th! The bang-bangs stopped here around 1 AM in northern Colorado. My two rescue dogs and cat were not pleased (1st July 4th at our new house). Called the cops, and a few in the neighborhood likely got the $1000 fine for shooting fireworks that leave the ground in the city.

On the plus side my wife and I listened to the police chatter and and were slightly entertained by craziness that is a mix of alcohol and explosives.

Also all these explosives are great when your area hasn’t had substantial rain in a month/

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:21:45am

Good Morning.

So, Trump’s Great Negotiating Skills™ have been on display on foreign matters like the relationship between the U.S., China and North Korea and also the Israel and Palestinian constant search for peace in the region. What have the results been.

China and N. Korea - Hey we tried.

Israel and Palestine - Here is what Bibi wants take it or leave it Palestinians.

Wow. Trump is so good as this. And the world laughs. How much of a fool is he going to make of himself this week? Putin is going to eat him alive…but Trump won’t know it because vast amounts of smoke will be blowing up his ass.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:26:44am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:28:01am

Wingnuts call for a boycott of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, for allegedly pressing the “gay agenda” (see that gay steamroller cartoon).

theregister.co.uk

Few could argue with what the Raspberry Pi has achieved. As well as inspiring countless youngsters into computing, the tiny affordable gadget is beloved by amateur and professional techies alike.

Yet a completely batshit crazy petition, even by change.org standards, begs to differ. One “NoRottenPi” is calling for a boycott of the charity on the grounds it apparently promotes “a gay agenda”. The issue appears to be a small rainbow featured on the website.

“I do not believe it is appropriate to use an educational product as a vehicle to promote Gay, Lesbian, and transgender causes to our children,” shrieks the call to arms.

Not only that, but apparently the foundation is “opposing anything that supports a hetrosexual [sic] lifestyle”.

(more at The Register)

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CongoJack  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:28:41am

re: #185 The Vicious Babushka

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Woof. That is a sharp cut.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:29:59am

re: #185 The Vicious Babushka

Trump can’t possibly mangle this speech can he?

Of course he can.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:30:11am

From WHYY’s news site Newsworks Philly’s July 4th.
newsworks.org

In my neighborhood as a matter of fact across the street from my house one of my neighbors was setting off some of those loud firecrackers. He kept it up until about 10:30pm. Then another neighbor took over and that went on until 11:30pm. I had a very noisy 4th.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:31:00am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹

Wingnuts call for a boycott of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, for allegedly pressing the “gay agenda” (see that steamroller cartoon above).

theregister.co.uk

(more at The Register)

Yep, in my brief exploration of Raspberry Pi, I got the gay all over me. Now, all I want to do is program (my wife would say I was like that before).

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:33:19am

Auschwitz Criticizes Louisiana Congressman For Making a Video Inside a Gas Chamber: ‘It’s Not a Stage’

A Louisiana Congressman is being roundly criticized by the Auschwitz Memorial for shooting his own little Ken Burns-meets-campaign-ad video inside one of the gas chambers there. Congressman Clay Higgins, who recently wrote that “all of Christendom… is at war with Islamic horror,” managed to use his visit to the former death camps into an ad for giving the U.S. military more money.

Visitors are not meant to film—or talk—at Auschwitz as a sign of respect, but Higgins, who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee, did both, shooting an iPhone dispatch where he mused about human atrocities over the sound of mournful violins.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:34:29am

re: #185 The Vicious Babushka

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nytimes.com

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:36:58am

I was too busy yesterday to keep track of the latest wingnut outrages. What’s the deal with CNN supposedly doxing that Reddit troll?

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:38:12am

re: #185 The Vicious Babushka

We would have supported the Joos, but they just didn’t resist with all the guns! Now, today’s Joos had better not get any funny ideas about resisting.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:39:09am

re: #193 wheat-dogg

I was too busy yesterday to keep track of the latest wingnut outrages. What’s the deal with CNN supposedly doxing that Reddit troll?

CNN found the person who made the Trump-CNN-WWE gif. They didn’t put out his name, but wignuttia is outraged that they outed him.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:41:15am

re: #195 Belafon

CNN found the person who made the Trump-CNN-WWE gif. They didn’t put out his name, but wignuttia is outraged that they outed him.

They are outraged that CNN “extorted” an apology in exchange for not outing, because something something Trump National Enquirer Joe & Mika

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:45:24am

Last October:
God, Guns and the Gospel? How One Church Puts It All Together

Bring up guns and the Second Amendment in a crowd and sparks are sure to fly. And what if the church gets brought up in the conversation?

That’s definitely happening around this small Alabama town where one church believes God and guns can go together.

In fact, the Rocky Mount United Methodist Church has built its own gun range out back.

Grandmother and Glock owner Charlotte Powell said the congregation had to build something.

“Our church had this huge hole in the back,” she said.

There are actually getting to be quite a few of these “gun churches” in this part of the country.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:46:40am

re: #181 Timothy Watson

Do the red-state patriots not have jobs?

///

LOL. The majority of the village that is not retired does in fact have jobs. They can get in a few pre-dawn fireworks before work though.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:47:21am

re: #197 Shiplord Kirel

A chat buddy from my AOL days used to call that type of church “The Church of the Holy Implement.”

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:49:18am

Looks like I started a shitstorm over on Huffpo.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:51:55am

re: #197 Shiplord Kirel

Last October:
God, Guns and the Gospel? How One Church Puts It All Together

There are actually getting to be quite a few of these “gun churches” in this part of the country.

This is why we can’t have nice things I just can’t take this country or American Christianity seriously sometimes.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:53:46am

re: #195 Belafon

CNN found the person who made the Trump-CNN-WWE gif. They didn’t put out his name, but wignuttia is outraged that they outed him.

I thought netizens had already identified the guy before CNN stumbled onto his ID.

Anyway, RWNJs are acting like CNN published this guy’s entire life history online.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:56:42am

re: #200 Dave In Austin

Looks like I started a shitstorm over on Huffpo.

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The last line in the article there is an apology from someone who was outraged at NPR:

“I took NPR out of context and had a stupid moment,” wrote D.G. Davies, who had accused the network of condoning violence. “Never underestimate one’s capacity to learn. Sometimes it’s painful. But it’s valuable above pride.”

Some people can admit when they are wrong, and should be encouraged for doing so.

As for comments on Huffington Post articles, my computer won’t display them (it blocks their Facebook comment platform due to numerous cross-site scripting problems and such). The penalties of strong anti-virus software means I can’t read some Websites’ comment sections (especially Facebook).

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:57:39am

re: #203 Anymouse 🌹

As for comments on Huffington Post articles, my computer won’t display them (it blocks their Facebook comment platform due to numerous cross-site scripting problems and such). The penalties of strong anti-virus software means I can’t read some Websites’ comment sections (especially Facebook).

You usually aren’t missing much. :)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 7:58:54am

re: #201 Sir John Barron

This is why we can’t have nice things I just can’t take this country or American Christianity seriously sometimes.

Our town’s gun shop is in a former Catholic Church. (The church closed many years before we moved here.)

Right after we moved in, I commented on it being the “Church of the NRA” (it still has stained-glass windows, Latin crosses in wrought iron around the outside of the building, &c.) Many of the people here now refer to it by that name instead of the business’s correct name.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:01:02am

re: #203 Anymouse 🌹

1st comment: This is what happens when you stop teaching Civics in Jr High School….. Ya can’t really blame the rubes if you don’t train them properly.

Now I hate teachers……
Hey Zeus Christo…..

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:02:22am

re: #203 Anymouse 🌹

Some people can admit when they are wrong, and should be encouraged for doing so.

Yup. Good job by this tweeter. Very hard to own up to stuff like this. That’s why I like to have better information before I go too far out on the outrage limb, although sometimes I don’t succeed.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:06:07am

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange and SMOTI to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:07:07am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

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He’s retweeting SMOTI?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:07:34am

So my cat Pepper did not respond with delight at the idea of going to the good folks at Euphuria for a fur shave. It’s the hot season and we are a little late to this annual chore.

I’m going where this morning?!?
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:07:38am

re: #206 Dave In Austin

1st comment: This is what happens when you stop teaching Civics in Jr High School….. Ya can’t really blame the rubes if you don’t train them properly.

Now I hate teachers……
Hey Zeus Christo…..

Teachers could teach it, and most of these people would forget because 1) they don’t actually want to know it and 2) because they’ve been trained by conservative media to forget anything that goes against their worldview, updated daily.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:08:42am

re: #209 Barefoot Grin

He’s retweeting SMOTI?

Yeah, and CNN committed the crime of journalism. Burn them at the stake.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:10:11am

re: #209 Barefoot Grin

He’s retweeting SMOTI?

Turds of a feather…

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:10:35am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange and SMOTI to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

Yeah, Julian Assange is always my go-to-guy on matters like this.

///

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:11:10am

re: #205 Anymouse 🌹

Here is a suggestion by way of google: google.com

It sounds a little bit better than the Church of the NRA.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:12:20am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange and SMOTI to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

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The post’s author (Cristina Laila) on Twitter:

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:13:05am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange and SMOTI to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

I guess Donny Jr and The Drumps are a little touchy about the whole ‘blackmail’ thing since the pops was outed last week for allegedly blackmailing Morning Joe and Mika. That’s a word Donny, Jr should learn—“allegedly”.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:15:36am

re: #216 Timothy Watson

CNN has shown more fervor in finding out who made a meme than who killed DNC staffer Seth Rich. Let that sink in

I’m just glad today is Wednesday, and not Monday. If today was only Monday, I would be in a really bad way with this derp.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:16:48am

re: #216 Timothy Watson

The post’s author (Cristina Laila) on Twitter:

Amazing what wingnuts get outraged about these days and who they’ll go to the mattresses to protect or defend.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:17:06am

Don Jr., SMOTI and his cohorts, and Julian Assange really are the unholy trinity of derp.

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steve_davis  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:19:01am

re: #78 freetoken

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Video

worth it for a still really young Beach Boys ensemble.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:19:31am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange and SMOTI to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

“Journalism violates all sorts of laws, unlike my dad, who can do whatever he wants.”

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:20:39am

CNN really has dTump and the MAGAheads hair-on-fire-outraged. Obviously they must see CNN as their major enemy, an opponent of Dear Leader’s great reign.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:21:29am

re: #216 Timothy Watson

The post’s author on Twitter:

“Look at my shiny object. I call it Seth Rich.”
“It’s fools gold. That over there is the real stuff.”
“No, my stuff is shiny. Look at it. LOOK. AT. IT!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:24:08am

Jim Wright weighs in on the Pence/Kobach voter suppression fraud initiative:

Fox in the Henhouse

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ipsos  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:25:10am

Oh man. If you think the FB and Twitter blowback on the Indiana GOP’s “Tell Us Your Obamacare Horror Story” nonsense is bad, you should try calling them!

I just did, and got the nice young snowflake answering the phone all worked up when I told him about how insurance meant that my spouse died and left my kids without a mother and us in bankruptcy when she needed emergency surgery… oh wait, except we *had* ACA and she *didn’t* die and we’re not bankrupt.

“OK, you’ve made your point,” he said, but I’m not sure I got through to him, somehow.

317 is the area code. 635 is the exchange. 7561 is the rest of the number. Maybe other Lizards with Hoosier ties would like to make sure they hear your stories, too.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:26:15am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange and SMOTI to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

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Funny how Assenge doesn’t give two shits about journalists who are actually murdered. I have no sympathy for Solo. He chose to be a hateful little troll and it finally got up to him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:26:27am

re: #218 Sir John Barron

I’m just glad today is Wednesday, and not Monday. If today was only Monday, I would be in a really bad way with this derp.

Time to open another bottle of Joshua Weed… .

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:43:22am

heh

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Jay C  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:43:27am

re: #140 darthstar

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Great pic: but why do I get the impression that the sailors on the sub are making jokes daring each other to let go of the line?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:51:48am

re: #153 darthstar

Christie’s neighbors kicked out of homes. He stayed. Cops “said if we weren’t gone by midnight, we’d be arrested.”

imagine if they had tried to toss Tony Soprano out of his beach house…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:55:06am

re: #206 Dave In Austin

1st comment: This is what happens when you stop teaching Civics in Jr High School….. Ya can’t really blame the rubes if you don’t train them properly.

Now I hate teachers……
Hey Zeus Christo…..

Donald Trump is what happens if you stop teaching civics and how to conduct civil political discourse.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2017 • 8:59:06am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange and SMOTI to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

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Is there any doubt about where Trump got the video from? Jr. has deep ties to the far, far right.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:01:13am

Ted Cruz is troubled (and confused by legal stuff)…

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:01:45am

re: #199 PhillyPretzel

A chat buddy from my AOL days used to call that type of church “The Church of the Holy Implement.”

One such in Lubbock is called “Church on the Rock.” I call it Church on the Glock.

They need to be careful, God is not Glocked.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:04:58am

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:05:01am

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:05:25am

re: #236 Shiplord Kirel

3 bloody seconds.

Grr…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:06:03am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ted Cruz is troubled (and confused by legal stuff)…

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So Ted where were you when they did this stuff to rape victims?

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:06:11am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Donny Jr. is turning to Julian Assange and SMOTI to protect HanAssholeSolo’s right to privacy==>

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Suddenly, all these alt-right types are REALLY worried about doxing!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:07:00am

re: #240 Ace-o-aces

Suddenly, all these alt-right types are REALLY worried about doxing!

Snowflake beta cucks.//

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:07:28am

re: #153 darthstar

Wow…Christie’s day at the beach is more than just a little bad PR

Christie’s neighbors kicked out of homes. He stayed. Cops “said if we weren’t gone by midnight, we’d be arrested.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:08:16am

re: #240 Ace-o-aces

Suddenly, all these alt-right types are REALLY worried about doxing!

They love being able to dip into the extreme right neo-Nazi bag of rhetorical tricks while still being able to maintain plausible deniability. This would threaten their cozy arrangement.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:09:15am

re: #243 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They love being able to dip into the extreme right neo-Nazi bag of rhetorical tricks while still being able to maintain plausible deniability. This would threaten their cozy arrangement.

Nah they like hiding behind the internet. It’s as simple as that. Karma is a mother fucker.

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:09:35am
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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:10:46am
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:10:49am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ted Cruz is troubled (and confused by legal stuff)…

Sorry, Ted, it’s not illegal for a news organization to do their job and release results of that investigation. They didn’t ask him to apologize; he did because he got caught.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:11:45am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ted Cruz is troubled (and confused by legal stuff)…

Add Ted Cruz to the list of people now very greatly “concerned” about the video guy’s getting named.

Maybe Cruz could get some concerning about Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

/

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:12:48am

re: #246 Ace-o-aces

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Your father literally spent the day after a debate harassing a model.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:12:55am

re: #241 HappyWarrior

Snowflake beta cucks.//

I am seriously anticipating Charles C. Johnson putting a “bounty” on WeSearcher to sue CNN for trying to Dox HanAssholeSolo, because irony is dead.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:14:45am

So, from reading some of the comments…I take it Wayne LaPierre is The Pope of the Church of Gun?

I see Wayne is 67 years old. I wonder how long he is going to stay the pope? Bigger question is who will be the next pope and how freaking crazy will he/she be?

Hmmm. Can a woman be pope of the NRA? Or, just like the Roman Catholic Church is it men only?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:15:34am

re: #249 HappyWarrior

Your father literally spent the day after a debate harassing a model.

Not illegal! Justified! Just fighting back!

I so move that the Trump font type be permissible to use for Donny Jr and Eric. Do I hear a second?

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Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:19:42am

re: #252 Sir John Barron

Not illegal! Justified! Just fighting back!

I so move that the Trump font type be permissible to use for Donny Jr and Eric. Do I hear a second?

Since they are cut from the same cloth, seconded.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:20:26am

re: #235 Shiplord Kirel

One such in Lubbock is called “Church on the Rock.” I call it Church on the Glock.

They need to be careful, God is not Glocked.

Just saw this elsewhere online. Don’t know Butch:

“Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you love.”

― Butch Hancock

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:21:09am

The same can be asked of Don Jr and Eric. Do we have to see them whining every time their prick of a Daddy gets mocked?

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:22:54am

re: #252 Sir John Barron

Not illegal! Justified! Just fighting back!

I so move that the Trump font type be permissible to use for Donny Jr and Eric. Do I hear a second?

They should be smaller in size representing the fact that they’re spawn and whose fortune and future are ties to daddy’s success. Inheriting your fortune rather than earning it the hard way….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:22:57am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

The same can be asked of Don Jr and Eric. Do we have to see them whining every time their prick of a Daddy gets mocked?

Yes, because they are such exquisite victims and proof of how privileged white males are mocked and persecuted in our intolerant liberal-media dominated society

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:22:58am

Think of how many politicians would love that a news org can’t release their name because it’s considered coercion. “Someone very important has embezzled money but we can’t tell you who because they might repent.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:25:50am

re: #253 Bubblehead II

Since they are cut from the same cloth, seconded.

But the Ivanka font has to be hot pink.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:26:13am

re: #256 lawhawk

That’s an excellent point.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:27:09am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:28:04am

re: #261 The Vicious Babushka

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She’s not very smart is she?

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:28:46am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

She’s not very smart is she?

She needs a gun just to get you to take her seriously.

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:28:54am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:30:02am

re: #264 lawhawk

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She had a plan but you fucks were too busy cheering to lock her up.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:30:26am

re: #264 lawhawk

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I guess we’re the only ones old enough to remember “HillaryCare”?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:31:40am
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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:35:00am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:35:01am

re: #250 Ace-o-aces

I am seriously anticipating Charles C. Johnson putting a “bounty” on WeSearcher to sue CNN for trying to Dox HanAssholeSolo, because irony is dead.

CNN is just hitting back 10 times harder. I though these people believe that is a commendable trait?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:35:18am

re: #267 The Vicious Babushka

She was literally explaining her plan in detail when the GOP nominee leaned over his mic & said ISN’T SHE A NASTY WOMAN!

She was giving speeches on how to improve employment opportunities for the handicapped and the news networks were showing us an empty podium waiting for DT to come and explain his charitable contributions.

The only time we heard her quoted was to respond to DT attacks against her, whereupon they remarked what an evil, negative campaigner she was.

Still, we let this happen.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:35:31am

I saw earlier someone (anymouser) posted Volvo announced it will no longer manufacture gasoline engine cars.

Wrong.

They will be making all electric AND hybrid powered cars.

Maybe mouse doesn’t know about hybrids…they use a smaller gas engine to help generate the power for the batteries to keep the car powered. You don’t have to plug them in, they need gas to start the engine and then that generates the power for the car to operate. Also, there are several different designs.

As many know, I am an auto racing fan (sports car racing mainly - road course racing, not much oval). The modern Formula One car is hybrid and they are now setting new track records beating the former hi-revving V10 engines of the past regulations.

The engines in them are small V6 - 1.6 liter single turbo engines that make around 500 horsepower. In addition, just about anything spinning in the car (the turbo, the drive line and the brake rotors) all are used as generators to build up and store electric energy in onboard batteries that power additional direct drive units on the rear drive shafts. When added to the gas engine, the cars are around 1,100 horsepower. No one knows for sure, because the race engine makers (Renault, Mercedes, Ferrari and Honda) don’t like to give out their figures.

The torque ratings of the cars are off the clock. Torque out of the turns is higher than ever and that makes the cars faster than previous forms of Formula One cars. Thus, faster overall lap times.

Do not sell hybrid cars short on performance. Once the racing tech gets into the auto manufacturers expect to see some very fast hybrid sport cars and sport sedans.

And if they ever get biofuels in production we can still have “gas” engines in hybrid cars and have performance and cleaner environment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:36:47am

re: #271 ObserverArt

Hybrids have the advantage that the engine runs at a constant speed and can thus be tuned to achieve optimal fuel efficiency.

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bratwurst  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:38:06am

The liberal media is at it again!

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:39:38am

Today’s “Shade of the Day” is brought to you by Preet Bharara

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:40:48am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

The same can be asked of Don Jr and Eric. Do we have to see them whining every time their prick of a Daddy gets mocked?

I don’t really care what these two dweebs do, but I am hoping they expose themselves as assholes enough it ruins any form of political life in the future.

Add Daddy Donny’s screw-ups and low ratings and hopefully anyone with the name Trump will be so toxic no one will want them in any political position.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:40:53am

re: #273 bratwurst

The liberal media is at it again!

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“and spread news about the regime’s crimes to people in the North”? How do you plan on doing that, telepathy?

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:41:18am

re: #271 ObserverArt

Has Volvo made an electric car? That’s probably the big news and he just misplaced an only.

I’m glad you found the opportunity to release all of the information you had building up about hybrids. I learned a lot.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:43:30am

re: #256 lawhawk

They should be smaller in size representing the fact that they’re spawn and whose fortune and future are ties to daddy’s success. Inheriting your fortune rather than earning it the hard way….

And let’s hope that thinking about third generation usually kills the family money holds true. Once Daddy is gone, hopefully they kill the family “business” dead. Maybe there really isn’t going to be all that much for them to blow through.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:43:42am

re: #254 Barefoot Grin

Just saw this elsewhere online. Don’t know Butch:

“Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you love.”

― Butch Hancock

Butch Hancock

Butch Hancock (born July 12, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas), is a country/folk music recording artist and songwriter. Hancock is a member of The Flatlanders along with Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, but he has principally performed solo.
Butch Hancock has been called “one of the finest songwriters of our time” and is acknowledged by his peers as one of the premier Texas singer-songwriters. His lyrics are ingenious, excelling in metaphor and irony and displaying a world-weary trait, just as he is a master of seeing the miracle in the ordinary. His lyric style has often been compared[citation needed] with that of Bob Dylan, and his songs have been sung by the likes of Emmylou Harris.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:45:41am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

She’s not very smart is she?

I think it is all the gasses and pollution from all the gun powder. She is gun-drunk and can’t think straight.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:46:21am

re: #273 bratwurst

The liberal media is at it again!

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They can go enlist then.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:48:00am

re: #271 ObserverArt

I see upon closer reading that Volvo is also going to make hybrid cars.

Consider that corrected: Volvo will not make exclusively gasoline operated cars. EVs or hybrids.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:48:04am

re: #261 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:48:48am

re: #269 Eventual Carrion

CNN is just hitting back 10 times harder. I though these people believe that is a commendable trait?

One must always keep in mind conservative wingnut thinking.

“We” can say and do anything. “You” cannot.

They are very simple.

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MsJ  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:49:30am

re: #271 ObserverArt

Until which time replacement of full EV batteries doesn’t cost 1/2 - 3/4 of the entire vehicle, I’d only consider a hybrid. Plus, the hybrid gives you more emergency options (like being in traffic after a bad accident and sitting for the hours not going anywhere in 110 heat… Do I save the energy to get home, dehydrated if not dead [which sorts makes the point moot, but I digress], or do I use the AC and not get home?)

Hybrids are awesome.

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MsJ  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:50:32am

re: #273 bratwurst

The liberal media is at it again!

[Embedded content]

Regime change. Again. They never freaking learn.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:51:16am

re: #283 gocart mozart

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She’s pathetic. He’s not a kid. He’s a self described vet. And being a kid never stopped Michele Malkim from harassing a kid advocating for CHIPS.

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jeffreyw  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:51:25am

Imgur
Loaded chicken tacos

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:51:50am

re: #283 gocart mozart

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:52:08am

re: #176 covfefe

Better send in Jared The Diplomat.

Warren Zevon - The Envoy (1982)

Never were the words to this song more appropriate and less likely to be actualized with the clownshow in charge.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:52:31am

re: #277 Belafon

Has Volvo made an electric car? That’s probably the big news and he just misplaced an only.

I’m glad you found the opportunity to release all of the information you had building up about hybrids. I learned a lot.

I think they make a hybrid now, but I don’t think they have made a pure electric.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:52:33am

INTERPOL has removed Turkey from its database after the Turks uploaded some 60,000 names of wanted “terrorists”.

Interpol has removed Turkey from its database after Ankara uploaded a list of 60,000 people sought over suspected links to what Turkish prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), daily Karar has reported.

The decision to suspend Turkey’s access to the database of sought individuals came after the July 2016 coup attempt.

According to the daily, Turkey uploaded the names of suspected members of FETÖ, widely believed to have been behind the thwarted coup, after they fled abroad.

Interpol allegedly said the issue constituted “an issue of trust.”

Access to the database has reportedly been blocked for almost a year despite protests from Turkey, which says it makes it easier for the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen to travel around Europe and the United States.

hurriyetdailynews.com

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MsJ  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:52:36am

re: #281 HappyWarrior

They can go enlist then.

Ha! Enlisting is for Other People.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:54:13am

re: #286 MsJ

Regime change. Again. They never freaking learn.

Our meddling in the Iranian elections in 2009 probably did more harm than good by giving the government the excuse to crack down on “foreign interference”.

Opposing foreign meddling in elections is still a thing in some countries…

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bratwurst  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:54:38am
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:56:11am

re: #285 MsJ

Until which time replacement of full EV batteries doesn’t cost 1/2 - 3/4 of the entire vehicle, I’d only consider a hybrid. Plus, the hybrid gives you more emergency options (like being in traffic after a bad accident and sitting for the hours not going anywhere in 110 heat… Do I save the energy to get home, dehydrated if not dead [which sorts makes the point moot, but I digress], or do I use the AC and not get home?)

Hybrids are awesome.

Ahh…you seem to have a good understanding of hybrids. And the technology is still young. It will improve more and more.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:58:18am

re: #273 bratwurst

The liberal media is at it again!

Why only go for one when you can get two for twice the price?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 9:58:57am

re: #269 Eventual Carrion

CNN is just hitting back 10 times harder. I though these people believe that is a commendable trait?

That’s different because.

/

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:05:18am
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Mike Lamb  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:05:40am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ted Cruz is troubled (and confused by legal stuff)…

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Has there ever been a more perfect indictment of the alt-right than Cruz waxing legal about exposing the asshole to ridicule, etc.?

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:05:50am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Why only go for one when you can get two for twice the price?

////

I like Contact.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:05:51am

This GOP “voter integrity project” seems awfully suspicious in light of a number of other factors (besides Trump’s stupid assertion that millions voted illegally for Hillary Clinton - and if you add in the votes for Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and other candidates, he lost by twenty million or so):

NH and NY safe state districts flipping to Dems
Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina special elections a lot closer than they normally would be
Orange County, Calif. going for Hillary Clinton (the last time a Democrat took that county was in 1936 - FDR’s second term)

If they had good ideas (or at least could sell bad ones), they would do that. All that’s left is trying to overthrow democratic elections.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:07:17am

re: #301 Belafon

I like Contact.

I can’t sneak anything by anybody on here.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:07:59am

re: #289 The Vicious Babushka

But he acts like a teenager….

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:09:25am

re: #279 Shiplord Kirel

Butch Hancock

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:10:38am

re: #267 The Vicious Babushka

“We’ve got to fix what’s broken.” Where’s your plan, @HillaryClinton? pic.twitter.com

— GOP

By “plan” she meant a plan that insures people.

/

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:11:30am

re: #267 The Vicious Babushka

“We’ve got to fix what’s broken.” Where’s your plan, @HillaryClinton? pic.twitter.com

— GOP

By “what’s broken” she meant what the GOP has been rutfcking.

/

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:18:11am

re: #285 MsJ

Until which time replacement of full EV batteries doesn’t cost 1/2 - 3/4 of the entire vehicle, I’d only consider a hybrid. Plus, the hybrid gives you more emergency options (like being in traffic after a bad accident and sitting for the hours not going anywhere in 110 heat… Do I save the energy to get home, dehydrated if not dead [which sorts makes the point moot, but I digress], or do I use the AC and not get home?)

Hybrids are awesome.

That’s my position too. I drive 120 miles a day for my commute so EVs really don’t make a lot of sense. I was looking at a hybrid for better gas mileage but I did the math and given gas prices are still pretty low, the improved gas mileage wouldn’t make up for the cost of the car. But if my current car dies (V6 Ford Mustang with 120,000 miles), I would probably get a hybrid.

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mmmirele  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:19:57am

re: #41 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dreadful…Now churches are actually going to sing this…

patheos.com

It doesn’t even mention God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit in it. It’s all about worshiping America. I don’t consider myself a very good Christian (and some days, not even a Christian at all), but man, if that isn’t like exhibit A for Idol Worship, I don’t know what is.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:20:33am

re: #308 Timothy Watson

That’s my position too. I drive 120 miles a day for my commute so EVs really don’t make a lot of sense. I was looking at a hybrid for better gas mileage but I did the math and given gas prices are still pretty low, the improved gas mileage wouldn’t make up for the cost of the car. But if my current car dies (V6 Ford Mustang with 120,000 miles), I would probably get a hybrid.

Wow. What a commute (mine and my wife’s is a block walk to the village hall/public library).

A pure EV wouldn’t work around here now because it’s too far between towns. A hybrid might work.

NSFW observation from my wife (not related to hybrids or commutes):

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Weaselone  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:23:51am

re: #267 The Vicious Babushka

Unlike the Cylons, Hillary actually did have a plan.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:27:14am

re: #309 mmmirele

It doesn’t even mention God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit in it.

Who needs them? We got are gunz.

/

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:27:57am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:29:20am

re: #309 mmmirele

It doesn’t even mention God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit in it. It’s all about worshiping America. I don’t consider myself a very good Christian (and some days, not even a Christian at all), but man, if that isn’t like exhibit A for Idol Worship, I don’t know what is.

Hunted up the video of the First Baptist Dallas choir singing this abomination. abcnews.go.com
I could only stand a few seconds. I did notice that the male choristers are dressed like mafiosi now, while the robed females just sort of blend in to the background.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:31:53am

Ha: dailykos.com

In Montana:

In the tiniest of tiny backwater redneck Montana towns, there is a 4th of July parade for four blocks (and back). All the festivities follow, including chicken poop bingo, turtle races, a barbeque, and then a surprisingly fine fireworks show late at night. It’s safe, it’s fun, it’s predictable, it’s Americana. Where better for my liberal friend to unleash her biting political humor?

Finding the women’s bathroom in the bar occupied, and in a bit of a desperate state, she stepped into the men’s bathroom. As she tells it, she had looked around and seen no one near it, and the bar was only minimally occupied, so she figured she could slip in and out unnoticed.

However, the moment her pants were down (her words), someone tried the door, so she knew a man had to be waiting outside. As she washed her hands, she had time to consider her exit strategy, and it was a doozy.

She confidently opened the door and stepped out, and as she smiled and waved to the next gentleman, she said cheerily, “I had to go with what was on my birth certificate!” He ducked his head and ran.

I am in awe. With this line now at the ready, I am inspired to use the opposite sex’s bathroom from now on at every opportunity.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:32:38am

Canadian military members who identify as members of the “proud boys” interrupted Canada Day celebrations in Halifax. They are on suspension while this is investigated, and may be ejected from the Canadian Armed Forces as a result.

cbc.ca

Our crazy is spilling over the border: Canada better hurry up with building that wall (after they let me in).

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:34:07am

re: #313 Charles Johnson

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To be fair to Cuomo, he said emphatically this morning that HanAsshole is a grown man, not a teenager (as FNF kept repeating).

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:34:15am

re: #313 Charles Johnson

I anxiously await all the wingnuts who outraged on the age 15 business to fess up that they got taken for a ride and they’re sorry.

//

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:35:10am

re: #317 Barefoot Grin

To be fair to Cuomo, he said emphatically this morning that HanAsshole is a grown man, not a teenager (as FNF kept repeating).

Oh that’s just CNN trying to cover their as$. He’s only a sweet 15-year old lad!!!!!

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:35:52am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:36:08am

Wingnut Outrage Fail.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:36:36am

re: #315 Belafon

Ha: dailykos.com

In Montana:

When the issue of transgender bathrooms came up in our village, we solved it (the issue applied to both our village hall and the city park).

All four village-owned bathrooms are single-person. Thus, we changed the signs to “unisex.” Problem solved.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:37:02am

re: #319 Sir John Barron

Oh that’s just CNN trying to cover their as$. He’s only a sweet 15-year old lad!!!!!

Fox is definitely working their part to create an aura of “fake” around CNN and MSNBC as things worsen for Trump.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:37:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:38:51am

re: #323 Barefoot Grin

Fox is definitely working their part to create an aura of “fake” around CNN and MSNBC as things worsen for Trump.

They are already working on the narrative of him being hounded out of office by a liberal press out seeking blood

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:41:07am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:41:39am

re: #313 Charles Johnson

And I’d be willing to bet dollars to donuts that one of the underlying reasons for his hasty apology wasn’t out of remorse - it was because he’d most likely get fired from his job if his meatworld ID were known.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:43:43am

re: #321 Sir John Barron

Wingnut Outrage Fail.

And a new acronym is born: WOF

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:45:02am

This archive of “HanAssholeSolo” is disgusting beyond belief.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:45:13am

re: #327 Dr Lizardo

And I’d be willing to bet dollars to donuts that one of the underlying reasons for his hasty apology wasn’t out of remorse - it was because he’d most likely get fired from his job if his meatworld ID were known.

Could CNN sue him for his use of their symbol—copyright something something? (Not asking if it would be wise to sue everyone who uses your company’s symbol). Thought there might be some liability issue here for the video-maker.

But it occurs to me that if someone on the Intertubes used the logo of Trump Industries or whatever it’s called, DJT and sons would make noise about suing such a person.

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Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:47:47am

re: #328 Anymouse 🌹

And a new acronym is born: WOF

Nope. WOF= Wheel of Fortune

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:48:22am

re: #326 Charles Johnson

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Being a wingnut means never having to say you are sorry.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:49:30am

re: #267 The Vicious Babushka

Is it just me, or do we as a country seem to increasingly rely on what we think happened, or what we remember happened, or what someone we like tells us happened, and a lot less on what actually happened?

I mean, here we are in the age when every goddam word that goes across the internet, or goes out on air is recorded, archived, and available for scrutiny, and yet the GOP will no doubt get lots of traction with their “Where’s Your Plan?” bullshit - aimed at a woman famous for posting detailed, well thought out plans; and against a party that put together the current plan that would be working smoothly if the GOP hadn’t hobbled it, and weren’t sabotaging it?

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:49:36am

re: #331 Bubblehead II

Nope. WOF= Wheel of Fortune

Considering who runs the show, I’m not sure that’s an issue.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:50:23am

re: #329 Charles Johnson

If I might take a moment to talk about MY feelings!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:51:36am
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danarchy  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:51:38am

re: #330 Sir John Barron

Could CNN sue him for his use of their symbol—copyright something something? (Not asking if it would be wise to sue everyone who uses your company’s symbol). Thought there might be some liability issue here for the video-maker.

But it occurs to me that if someone on the Intertubes used the logo of Trump Industries or whatever it’s called, DJT and sons would make noise about suing such a person.

Doubt it, it was used as satire, people get pretty wide berth on those things. If they tried, to me that would be pretty much the definition of a SLAPP suit. As long as he wasn’t using it in a commercial way anyhow.

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b.d.  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:54:38am

re: #336 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I know! Now Jim Hoft has no one to claim as a democrat.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:54:42am

re: #335 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

If I might take a moment to talk about MY feelings!

You’re saying you and dirt are of an age?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:56:07am

re: #330 Sir John Barron

Could CNN sue him for his use of their symbol—copyright something something? (Not asking if it would be wise to sue everyone who uses your company’s symbol). Thought there might be some liability issue here for the video-maker.

But it occurs to me that if someone on the Intertubes used the logo of Trump Industries or whatever it’s called, DJT and sons would make noise about suing such a person.

Parody is fair use.

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:56:18am

re: #326 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

And now Posobiec is doxing CNN anchors with the help of 8chan.

rawstory.com

Posobiec seems to have arisen from the slime with no discernible/verifiable background.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:56:43am

re: #337 danarchy

Doubt it, it was used as satire, people get pretty wide berth on those things. If they tried, to me that would be pretty much the definition of a SLAPP suit. As long as he wasn’t using it in a commercial way anyhow.

Yeah - like that case with Jerry Falwell, where he tried to sue Larry Flynt over a satirical pseudo-advertisement that appeared in Hustler back in the day. A unanimous SCOTUS decision in that one.

en.wikipedia.org

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sagehen  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:57:54am

re: #287 HappyWarrior

She’s pathetic. He’s not a kid. He’s a self described vet. And being a kid never stopped Michele Malkim from harassing a kid advocating for CHIPS.

PEDANT ALERT: it’s S-CHIP.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:58:09am

Honestly, HanassholeSolo sounds like a username a teenager would choose.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:58:42am

re: #336 Charles Johnson

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I’m more concerned with the broadening of the definition of ‘Doxxing’ that I’m seeing. The term wasn’t originally about revealing names. It’s kind of the inverse or the use of ‘unmasking’, where Sean Fucking Hannity acts as if ‘unmasking’ meant leaking his conversations to the world.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 10:58:43am

re: #335 Ace-o-aces

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sagehen  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:00:10am

re: #294 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Our meddling in the Iranian elections in 2009 probably did more harm than good by giving the government the excuse to crack down on “foreign interference”.

Opposing foreign meddling in elections is still a thing in some countries…

We didn’t meddle in that one, even the demonstrators asked us not to, specifically because it would have done more harm than good.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:00:40am
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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:01:54am

re: #336 Charles Johnson

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:01:55am

re: #341 BeachDem

And now Posobiec is doxing CNN anchors with the help of 8chan.

rawstory.com

Posobiec seems to have arisen from the slime with no discernible/verifiable background.

Slime is all you need to be a wingnut. They need to be constantly fed so there is always need of new slime to feed them.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:03:53am

re: #348 Charles Johnson

Anonymity is one of the worst aspects of the internet. It works like the masks in the old KKK hoods, inciting more extremism by allowing the masked to act with impunity.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:04:26am

re: #346 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

My kids are both U-16 and have seen MPATHG at least twice each, so I’m not buying that as any kind of proof.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:04:56am

re: #341 BeachDem

And now Posobiec is doxing CNN anchors with the help of 8chan.

rawstory.com

Posobiec seems to have arisen from the slime with no discernible/verifiable background.

I wonder why Posobiec is so impassioned about defending this Reddit user.

///

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:05:14am

re: #346 Ace-o-aces

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That is sad. Probably has not seen Blazing Saddles or Airplane! either.

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Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:08:32am

re: #354 Big Beautiful Door

That is sad. Probably has not seen Blazing Saddles or Airplane! either.

I blame the parents

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:14:45am

re: #354 Big Beautiful Door

That is sad. Probably has not seen Blazing Saddles or Airplane! either.

Not even Young Frankenstein?!

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:16:41am

re: #354 Big Beautiful Door

That is sad. Probably has not seen Blazing Saddles or Airplane! either.

re: #355 Kragar

I blame the parents

re: #356 Targetpractice

Not even Young Frankenstein?!

It’s downright un-American child abuse.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:18:55am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:21:51am

re: #354 Big Beautiful Door

That is sad. Probably has not seen Blazing Saddles or Airplane! either.

re: #355 Kragar

I blame the parents

The Older Boy was homeschooled, because we and the school system couldn’t figure out what a classroom for him would look like. The District admitted they didn’t have anything that would really fit him.

His Girlfriend was also homeschooled, because her parents are the ‘angry Christian conservative’ sort. Her exposure to popular culture was very limited.

This means that she’s often been at a disadvantage in conversations with our family, because we tend to speak in lines from movies, Monty Python, etc.

Poor thing. She gets a blank look, and when we say, “It’s from Blazing Saddles”, she says, “I’ve never seen it.”

“YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BLAZING SADDLES?!?!!”

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:22:19am

re: #329 Charles Johnson

No teen would ever talk about minorities this way

Someone hasn’t spent enough time around (white) teenagers.

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:22:39am

You know what, the wingnuts are absolutely right. CNN should go ahead and burn this guy by releasing his personal info to the public, because withholding it is absolutely terrible.

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Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:24:40am
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makeitstop  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:24:54am

re: #358 Dave In Austin

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Imagine how zoned out he’s going to be in six months.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:25:48am

re: #359 Blind Frog Belly White

The Older Boy was homeschooled, because we and the school system couldn’t figure out what a classroom for him would look like. The District admitted they didn’t have anything that would really fit him.

His Girlfriend was also homeschooled, because her parents are the ‘angry Christian conservative’ sort. Her exposure to popular culture was very limited.

This means that she’s often been at a disadvantage in conversations with our family, because we tend to speak in lines from movies, Monty Python, etc.

Poor thing. She gets a blank look, and when we say, “It’s from Blazing Saddles”, she says, “I’ve never seen it.”

“YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BLAZING SADDLES?!?!!”

I’ve corrupted some of my kid’s friends by showing them movies their parents don’t watch. Nothing wild (no one’s seen Blue Velvet), but just movies their parents wouldn’t watch, like Real Genius.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:26:23am
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danarchy  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:26:32am

re: #352 Barefoot Grin

My kids are both U-16 and have seen MPATHG at least twice each, so I’m not buying that as any kind of proof.

Yeah, not sure who Taylor Hart is but he sounds like he leads a pretty sheltered life. My friend has a 12 year old who runs around quoting the the Holy Grail all the time. Also in a previous post he said something like a teenager would never talk that way about minorities and that is just such a ridiculous assertion I don’t even know where to start.

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piratedan  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:27:08am

re: #364 Belafon

thank you for following thru on that moral imperative…

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:27:13am

re: #364 Belafon

I’ve corrupted some of my kid’s friends by showing them movies their parents don’t watch. Nothing wild (no one’s seen Blue Velvet), but just movies their parents wouldn’t watch, like Real Genius.

“Why is that toy on your head?”

“Because if I wear it anywhere else, it chafes.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:28:33am

re: #365 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

The amazing thing is, in a small town, everyone would know who they were, especially that big sack of shit on the right. But it STILL cloaked their identities enough for them to do things they’d never do without the mask.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:30:37am

re: #369 Blind Frog Belly White

The amazing thing is, in a small town, everyone would know who they were, especially that big sack of shit on the right. But it STILL cloaked their identities enough for them to do things they’d never do without the mask.

Of course; in many small towns, they were the Mayor, most of the City Council and the local cops.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:34:43am
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makeitstop  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:35:06am

Here’s hoping Garland is right here.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:35:17am

re: #371 Birth Control Works

Hawaii Five-0 Actors Quit After Being Paid Less Than White Co-Stars

I already don’t watch CBS, but this makes me much less inclined to do so. I have yet to hear CBS explain what sounds like blatant racism against two very prominent Asian-American actors.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:36:34am

re: #373 makeitstop

Here’s hoping Garland is right here.

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Yeah; that seems to be the usual pattern just before some shit hits the fan.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:36:57am

re: #373 makeitstop

Here’s hoping Garland is right here.

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Beat me to it

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:37:32am

re: #374 Big Beautiful Door

I already don’t watch CBS, but this makes me much less inclined to do so. I have yet to hear CBS explain what sounds like blatant racism against two very prominent Asian-American actors.

Yeah, I saw the story yesterday and I was thinking that Park and Kim have more acting credits to their names than their white costars.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:39:01am

re: #377 Timothy Watson

Yeah, I saw the story yesterday and I was thinking that Park and Kim have more acting credits to their names than their white costars.

Park was in the BSG remake. And in a pretty damn prominent role too.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:39:46am

re: #378 Dr Lizardo

Park was in the BSG remake. And in a pretty damn prominent role too.

Yep, and Kim was in Lost, several episodes of 24, etc.

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Jay C  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:40:32am

I’m gonna proffer a dissenting opinion here, and say that I can understand CNN’s logic in taking the “high road” here. Though IMO, there’s not much of a “high road” in this tawdry affair, just a “low road” vs. “outright swamp” (or “cesspool”). HAS is probably going to get outed sooner or later: CNN - with reputation as a real journalism entity to uphold (the Trumperrhoids’ gibberings notwithstanding) - is going to look better - at least to the reality-based universe - if they keep up a facade of “ethical” behavior, and let the outing get done by someone else. The wingnuts, of course, are going to keep up with their BS: but once these affairs get out into the real world, CNN - unlike creatures like Jack Posobiec, etc.; are going to find an advantage in looking “professional”.

You’re quite right about Internet anonymity, though… it’s not an easy issue.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:40:39am

re: #378 Dr Lizardo

Park was in the BSG remake. And in a pretty damn prominent role too.

I was thinking that too! That series had a long run.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:41:02am

re: #373 makeitstop

Here’s hoping Garland is right here.

Been hearing this since last week, though.

Also, too, the DJT Administration is a 24/7 shitshow so who can really say.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:41:20am

re: #379 Timothy Watson

Yep, and Kim was in Lost, several episodes of 24, etc.

That’s fucked up. I see no reason whatsoever why they’re not getting paid the same.

Disgraceful.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:41:29am

I stayed off the interwebs yesterday for the most part, buried myself in photoshop.

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CleverToad  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:42:04am

re: #335 Ace-o-aces

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If I might take a moment to talk about MY feelings!

As to Monty Python & the Holy Grail being either obscure or something that only an older person would get… My 18-year-old and his buddies could recite whole scenes from that movie when they were in middle school, and did at the drop of a hat. Don’t think he ever had a teacher who didn’t recognize the quotes as well.

(There were fewer of his peers and teachers who recognized Tom Lehrer and Flanders & Swann quotes, but he educated as many as he could.)

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:42:48am

re: #374 Big Beautiful Door

I already don’t watch CBS, but this makes me much less inclined to do so. I have yet to hear CBS explain what sounds like blatant racism against two very prominent Asian-American actors.

CBS will offer some lame excuse about the two being supporting characters and should not receive as much pay as the two leads. I’ve seen the show a few times (mostly to watch Grace Park, tbh) and it seems the two leads get more screentime than Park and Kim do. Whether that’s by design (the plot) or innate racism on the part of the showrunners I could not say, but both Kim and Park have parts that are integral to the show. So, IMO, they should be getting pretty close to the same pay as Caan and the other guy.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:43:57am

re: #378 Dr Lizardo

Park was in the BSG remake. And in a pretty damn prominent role too.

Boomer!

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:44:05am

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Told My Family to Go Back to China
2016

But for some reason — and, yes, it probably has to do with the political climate right now — this time felt different.

Trump voters showing their colors …

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:44:52am

re: #146 darthstar

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:48:55am

re: #387 wheat-dogg

Boomer!

Athena!

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:49:41am

Oh, and may I take a second to remark upon how cute it is that wingnuts think there’s anonymity on the Internet in 2017? It really speaks to a deep-seated fear of theirs that that “cool” SN they came up with offers them no protection whatsoever if someone wants to do the digging to find out their real identity.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:51:30am

re: #391 Targetpractice

You’re not anonymous on the internet. You’re just not worth someone’s time.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:52:17am

Trolling trolling trolling

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:56:07am

re: #216 Timothy Watson

The post’s author (Cristina Laila) on Twitter:

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She’s a crackpot who works for Dim Jim

A full-on crackpot who believes she “schools liberals”.

Armenian, anti-Islam, I school liberals, Associate Editor & Contributing writer🖊 @gatewaypundit & I do radio interviews🎙 #1A #HillaryForPrison

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:56:22am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:57:02am

re: #384 Birth Control Works

I stayed off the interwebs yesterday for the most part, buried myself in photoshop.

I didn’t stay off the innertubes, but I did spend a fair amount of time on apolitical content. Back in 1971, my Mom and Dad took a 1 month trip to Europe, primarily France and Spain. My Dad did one of those deals where you pick up a European car at the factory, drive it around on your vacation, then have it shipped back and pay lower duties since it’s a ‘used car’ (don’t know if that still happens). The car he chose? A Citroen DS21 Pallas.

You know, one of these…

He brought it back and drove it till it no longer passed PA inspection (they rust like crazy). He traded it in for one that was only one year newer, but came from the South. And he drove THAT until it no longer passed PA inspections. Then he parked it in his garage, dreaming of restoring it one day, or selling it to somebody for parts (at any given time since 1964, Dad has had at least one dead car in one of the garages).

The Cit has sat for probably 20 years, neither restored, nor sold to somebody for parts.

Then I happened upon a mention of an annual meeting of Citroen enthusiasts, only 20 miles from where Dad lives. Back when he still had all his marbles, he’d have enjoyed that. But this led me to looking into what people do to restore old Cits. Apparently, a fair number of people spend a lot of money doing it! A lot of money, since as I say, they rust like motherfuckers. So, people spend tens of thousands having them stripped to the bare metal, all rusted metal replaced, and some folks have even had the resulting entire chassis galvanized! There are entire businesses devoted to restoring the old Citroen DS.

All of them in Europe.

So, no help for Dad’s car. But it was fun looking.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:57:12am

re: #351 Blind Frog Belly White

Anonymity is one of the worst aspects of the internet. It works like the masks in the old KKK hoods, inciting more extremism by allowing the masked to act with impunity.

That’s it, I’m going to legally change my name to “Anymouse.” /s

The extremists will always be extreme. Note Twitter will not kick David Duke off its platform, and he’s never hidden his identity there - he’s loud and proud about his racism.

Before the Internet, plenty of people spread all manners of hatred under their real names. (Though I suppose you could call Klan robes the earlier version of Internet anonymity.)

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Dr. Matt  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:57:22am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:57:58am

re: #372 Charles Johnson

And of course, here come the right wing robots reciting the “KKK were Democrats” line, as if it were still 1874.

— Charles Johnson

yeah, my favorite wingnut line.

//

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:58:12am

The same crowd who thinks that it’s perfectly okay to scour a foreign national’s social media before granting them entry to the US is outraged that an asshole on Reddit had his identity discovered by CNN after a short research session.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:58:56am

re: #393 gocart mozart

Trolling trolling trolling

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Dr. Matt  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:59:17am

re: #399 Sir John Barron

yeah, my favorite wingnut line.

//

Yes, because the South has long been a hotbed of liberalism and progressive values.

//

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Timothy Watson  Jul 5, 2017 • 11:59:41am

re: #401 Dave In Austin

Are we sure this guy isn’t a parody/performance art?

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:00:06pm

Ebola Quickly Contained in Latest Outbreak

They outsmarted the virus. A mere 42 days after announcing its first case of Ebola since the devastating West African epidemic of 2014-2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has won a skirmish with the deadly virus. Well-trained diagnostic workers, clear government communication with the World Health Organization and ample financial resources were all key to defeating the outbreak, which killed just four. Though 300,000 doses of Ebola vaccine have been stockpiled, they weren’t needed — but the DRC’s beefing up health services in the coming months as a precaution.

Once again, science is sooo Kewl!

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:01:11pm

If only we could have formed some kind of trade partnership with the transpacific nations. A “transpacific trade partnership”, if you will.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:01:13pm

And now this shit: Far-right Trump donor who bankrolled Breitbart shells out $48 million for stake in Time Inc.

Now the New York Post reports that two top Trump supporters have been making moves that could foreshadow their interest in buying Time, Inc., the parent company behind Time Magazine.

A recent regulatory filing shows that Renaissance Technologies, the company owned by Trump-backing billionaire Robert Mercer, recently bought up nearly 2.5 million Time, Inc. shares for a total of $48.1 million, giving it a 2.5 percent stake in the company.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:01:40pm

re: #396 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s a cool-looking car, no doubt about it, but yeah they’re total rustbuckets. Which is a shame really; I’d love to own one.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:02:17pm

re: #405 Ace-o-aces

Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!

— Donald J. Trump

So much winning. Now I guess we can just declare war.

/

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:02:21pm

re: #403 Timothy Watson

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:02:57pm

re: #397 Anymouse 🌹

That’s it, I’m going to legally change my name to “Anymouse.” /s

The extremists will always be extreme. Note Twitter will not kick David Duke off its platform, and he’s never hidden his identity there - he’s loud and proud about his racism.

Before the Internet, plenty of people spread all manners of hatred under their real names. (Though I suppose you could call Klan robes the earlier version of Internet anonymity.)

The problem is not extremists being extreme, and becoming famous for their extremism.

The problem is anonymous goobers who wouldn’t dream of saying or doing anything like the things they say or do, if anyone could find out it was them. This also has been true since before the internet. It’s why lynch mobs and the KKK wore masks, because every day Joes would do stuff wearing a mask, in a crowd, that they would never do without it.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:03:50pm

re: #409 Dave In Austin

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LOL why does he have a Russian-based e-mail account?

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wrenchwench  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:04:12pm

The only other information I have found is that there are at least 30 dead in a confrontation that began at 5 AM today, and a few weeks ago 2 cops in the village were killed (may have been all they had) and a few days ago a grave was found with at least 8 bodies in it.

I suppose more information will be forthcoming. If there are any journalists left.

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EmmaAnne  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:05:19pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

Actually I did downding you, because it sounded like you were telling people to kill themselves, which not OK with me. Sorry if I misunderstood.

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danarchy  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:05:49pm

re: #377 Timothy Watson

Yeah, I saw the story yesterday and I was thinking that Park and Kim have more acting credits to their names than their white costars.

I’ve caught a few episodes here and there but am not a regular viewer. From what I have seen the other two guys are definitely the focus of the show. It is sort of like NCIS:LA could survive without Deeks and Kensi, but they couldn’t afford to lose Chris O’donnell and LL Cool J.

You may ask why a show about cops in Hawaii has a couple of white guys in lead roles though.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:07:10pm

re: #412 wrenchwench

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The only other information I have found is that there are at least 30 dead in a confrontation that began at 5 AM today, and a few weeks ago 2 cops in the village were killed (may have been all they had) and a few days ago a grave was found with at least 8 bodies in it.

I suppose more information will be forthcoming. If there are any journalists left.

Fuckin’-A, that sounds like Lebanon in the latter part of the 1970’s.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:07:19pm

re: #407 Dr Lizardo

It’s a cool-looking car, no doubt about it, but yeah they’re total rustbuckets. Which is a shame really; I’d love to own one.

I’ve always wondered how much one of those professional ‘Frame Off’ restorations cost. There’s a show on Velocity that does nothing but old Chrysler Corp. muscle cars, even from rusty hulks, restoring them to factory spec - or what factory spec would have been if everyone in the factory had been obsessed with doing the best possible job (hint - they weren’t).

I learned the average high-quality ‘Frame Off’ resto runs about $50,000.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:07:49pm

re: #283 gocart mozart

How Rwanda of her to call us roaches. Fuck these people.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:09:18pm

re: #417 A Mom Anon

How Rwanda of her to call us roaches. Fuck these people.

Leftists must tone down their hateful and violent rhetoric.

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Jay C  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:09:44pm

re: #404 Birth Control Works

Ebola Quickly Contained in Latest Outbreak

They outsmarted the virus. A mere 42 days after announcing its first case of Ebola since the devastating West African epidemic of 2014-2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has won a skirmish with the deadly virus. Well-trained diagnostic workers, clear government communication with the World Health Organization and ample financial resources were all key to defeating the outbreak, which killed just four. Though 300,000 doses of Ebola vaccine have been stockpiled, they weren’t needed — but the DRC’s beefing up health services in the coming months as a precaution.

Once again, science is sooo Kewl!

And I’m sure there are some wingnuts out there on the Great Anonymous Internet pissing and moaning about this, as it will rob them of an opportunity to exploit anti-immigrant or anti-government or anti-Obama (might as well throw him in there) sentiments using a health crisis as an excuse. And reminders of how the last eruption of Ebola hysteria turned out to be so overblown will, of course, be conveniently forgotten….

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:10:27pm

re: #405 Ace-o-aces

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If only we could have formed some kind of trade partnership with the transpacific nations. A “transpacific trade partnership”, if you will.

How much are Jarad and Ivanka making on that increase of trade?

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wrenchwench  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:11:29pm

re: #415 Dr Lizardo

Fuckin’-A, that sounds like Lebanon in the latter part of the 1970’s.

Next state south of NM (and Texas).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:12:40pm

re: #407 Dr Lizardo

It’s a cool-looking car, no doubt about it, but yeah they’re total rustbuckets. Which is a shame really; I’d love to own one.

When I was in Spain in the Nineties, I bought a Citroen GS (1977 model) that had over 200,000 km on it and looked like it was rolled down a mountain, pushed back up, then rolled down it again. I drove that car all over Western Europe.

(I might have considered bringing it back if there was any way to maintain it here.)

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Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:12:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:15:08pm

re: #409 Dave In Austin

Yandex … a Russian company. Just sayin’.

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Jay C  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:16:02pm

re: #420 Birth Control Works

How much are Jarad and Ivanka making on that increase of trade?

Nothing, probably. Which is, likely, why The Donald is so pissed….

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:19:55pm

re: #17 Shiplord Kirel

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:22:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:28:43pm

re: #427 gocart mozart

I assume someone simply told CNN who he was, or CNN just ran it through the Google Extortion engine. I imagine the guy is also on Facebook, Twitter, &c.

Asking him questions after they figure out who he is doesn’t qualify as “extortion.”

I hate to admit it, but Trump was right about him. (Takes one to know one I guess.)

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:29:35pm

re: #427 gocart mozart

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Tailgunner Ted is the kinda guy for whom “You know a politician is lying because his lips are moving” joke was intended.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:30:29pm

re: #41 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dreadful…Now churches are actually going to sing this…

patheos.com

Christian Worship Song —what more do you need to know?

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:30:51pm

re: #428 Anymouse 🌹

I assume someone simply told CNN who he was, or CNN just ran it through the Google Extortion engine. I imagine the guy is also on Facebook, Twitter, &c.

Asking him questions after they figure out who he is doesn’t qualify as “extortion.”

I hate to admit it, but Trump was right about him. (Takes one to know one I guess.)

There are 27 million Texans who could tell you that about Cruz. The problem is, a majority of my fellow staters are ok with it.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:31:09pm

re: #42 retired cynic

Well, I have one small good thing to report tonight. I spent the evening with some good friends, and like good reticent folks, we have talked about many things over the years, but never politics. I was not sure where they stood, and wondered a bit about the husbands. Well, we finished eating, and one of the husbands said “Tr**p!” And we were off. Everyone around the table took turns saying what they thought of him and his, and what was happening to our country, and if we had seen that video of him wandering around looking for his limo, it would have been more grist for the mill. We’re in Illinois, and we all agreed that Rauner could join him wherever we could send the two of them. (And it looks like our legislature may actually pass budget over his veto. We may start the digging out process, from two years without a budget,)

Voting tomorrow to overturn veto —final.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:31:16pm

re: #430 Birth Control Works

Christian Worship Song —what more do you need to know?

So now they are worshipping Trump instead of Jesus.

Jesus take the wheel.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:32:17pm

Illinois Lizards —my nick is blue —please let me hear from you.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:37:44pm

re: #27 freetoken

This is excellent.

I am amazed how many people who still believe that THEIR conscious mind is in total control.

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Lidane  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:40:49pm

*facepalm*

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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:41:11pm

re: #67 Kragar

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The one and only reason they want to repeal the ACA is that it acknowledges women’s humanity and right to comprehensive care.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:43:14pm
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Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:46:48pm

re: #164 darthstar

Pupdate: Long-Tail, aka LT, aka “Lt. Dan”(friend’s six year old calls him that…could be a name that sticks) is three weeks away from coming home with us.

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woot!!!!!!

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Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:51:07pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:51:58pm

re: #416 Blind Frog Belly White

I’ve always wondered how much one of those professional ‘Frame Off’ restorations cost. There’s a show on Velocity that does nothing but old Chrysler Corp. muscle cars, even from rusty hulks, restoring them to factory spec - or what factory spec would have been if everyone in the factory had been obsessed with doing the best possible job (hint - they weren’t).

I learned the average high-quality ‘Frame Off’ resto runs about $50,000.

The beauty of car restorations these days is parts availability. You be surprised at the quality of the parts, many made better and of better materials than the originals thanks to CNC machines and other newer processes.

And if it is a real popular classic, you can almost build a new one from the ground up in new parts.

People like these restoration parts companies…one for some American cars and one for restoring British sports cars.

restorationpartssource.com

www.mossmotors.com

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danarchy  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:52:16pm

re: #435 Birth Control Works

This is excellent.

I am amazed how many people who still believe that THEIR conscious mind is in total control.

I highly recommend this:

Steven Novella: Your Deceptive Mind a scientific guide to critical thinking.

It is expensive but I believe you can stream it with their free trial.

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Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:54:27pm

re: #436 Lidane

*facepalm*

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sagehen  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:54:33pm

re: #440 Kragar

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Translation: “The NBA, the NFL, they actually care about this stuff. No way in hell is Texas going to do anything to piss off football.”

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scottslemmons  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:54:47pm

re: #403 Timothy Watson

Are we sure this guy isn’t a parody/performance art?

He’s almost certainly a parody. He’s got articles on Medium that are too over-the-top stupid to be true.

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weave  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:58:34pm

re: #440 Kragar

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WTF? A somewhat sane Republican? He’s going to be targeted. :-(

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 12:58:38pm

Trigger warning: Chris Cillizza.

cnn.com

Cillizza explains why Mitch McConnell pushed so hard for a vote on the deathcare bill before July 4, using examples of Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins.

In short, he presumes the bill is on life support (and not likely covered by the ACA).

The same problem the House had with their version: Every time you give a bone to the wingnuts, you lose the slightly-less wingnutty. Go the other way, you lose the wingnuts.

Combine that with all the GOP people hiding from town halls over Independence Day, and you have a bill that no Republican wants to be associated with and can’t be reconciled.

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Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:00:39pm

re: #446 weave

“Straus also told the publication that he’s disheartened to watch the Republican Party become increasingly influenced by Christian ideologues and cultural concerns at the expense of economic issues. “

He’s toast.
/half

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:00:41pm

re: #436 Lidane

*facepalm*

White House Reportedly Delays Rollout of ISIS Strategy Because It’s Too Similar To Obama’s Plan

I’m not surprised. Some saw the plan was favored by the military months ago:
SPECIAL REPORT: The Military Loves the Obama Doctrine. Can It Survive Trump?
(I just sent the author the tweet you shared)

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Interesting Times  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:01:02pm

re: #445 scottslemmons

He’s almost certainly a parody. He’s got articles on Medium that are too over-the-top stupid to be true.

Since genuine flat-earthers are now a thing, do we still feel safe making such a pronouncement? :/

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:01:06pm

re: #441 ObserverArt

The beauty of car restorations these days is parts availability. You be surprised at the quality of the parts, many made better and of better materials than the originals thanks to CNC machines and other newer processes.

And if it is real popular classic, you can almost build a new one from the ground up in new parts.

People like these restoration parts companies…one for some American cars and one for restoring British sports cars.

restorationpartssource.com

www.mossmotors.com

I saw a few years back that some company in the UK were selling MGB ‘Body in White’, which as I understand it would pretty much allow you to build a new one from spare parts. It’s one of those things you can do if you have too much money.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:02:18pm

re: #448 Kragar

“Straus also told the publication that he’s disheartened to watch the Republican Party become increasingly influenced by Christian ideologues and cultural concerns at the expense of economic issues. “

He’s toast.
/half

That was the warning Senator Barry Goldwater gave on the Senate floor in 1981. The GOP instead embraced its inner wingnut.

Goldwater today would be cast out as a liberal (his wife was on the board of Phoenix Planned Parenthood - he’d be burned at the stake today).

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:02:22pm

re: #451 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw a few years back that some company in the UK were selling MGB ‘Body in White’, which as I understand it would pretty much allow you to build a new one from spare parts. It’s one of those things you can do if you have too much money.

I worked for guys with too much money. But I got to be around a lot of cool cars…especially classic race cars.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:03:40pm

How many is that now, 45?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:04:32pm

re: #454 Ace-o-aces

I think so.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:05:42pm

re: #454 Ace-o-aces

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How many is that now, 45?

All that whining winning…sick of it.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:05:57pm

re: #448 Kragar

“Straus also told the publication that he’s disheartened to watch the Republican Party become increasingly influenced by Christian ideologues and cultural concerns at the expense of economic issues. “

He’s toast.
/half

That’s the battle we’re watching unfold here in Texas: Wingnuts vs Wallets. When I have to choose sides, since I am in Texas, I’m going with Wallets.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:07:34pm

re: #434 Birth Control Works

IL here too.

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darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:10:15pm

re: #454 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

How many is that now, 45?

What states have agreed? Or are the other 5 still not committed?

460
Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:10:47pm

re: #448 Kragar

“Straus also told the publication that he’s disheartened to watch the Republican Party become increasingly influenced by Christian ideologues and cultural concerns at the expense of economic issues. “

He’s toast.
/half

Also, Sharia law is terrible.

//

461
scottslemmons  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:10:50pm

re: #450 Interesting Times

Since genuine flat-earthers are now a thing, do we still feel safe making such a pronouncement? :/

There’s this article by him — “How I incurred the wrath of @dasharez0ne’s minions” — in which he sounds cartoon-stupid and tries to “argue” logically with Twitter shitposters. It comes across as someone trying to look purposely dim.

462
Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:11:38pm

re: #459 darthstar

What states have agreed? Or are the other 5 still not committed?

Three are ok with it: TN, MO, CO. Two haven’t responded, the only one I remember is HI.

463
Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:11:38pm
464
darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:12:09pm

re: #458 covfefe

IL here too.

Hey, I hear there’s some free oil from Exxon available in Illinois right now.

reuters.com

About 20,000 gallons (76,000 liters) of crude oil belonging to Exxon Mobil Corp was released after a Canadian National Railway Co freight train derailed on Friday at Plainfield, Illinois.

465
FormerDirtDart  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:12:33pm
466
Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:12:33pm

re: #455 PhillyPretzel

I think so.

My state is still thinking it over.

omaha.com

(goes to the Omaha World-Herald, hidden for some length in the quotation, more at the link)

LINCOLN — A nonpartisan group that advocates on election issues is raising concerns about a federal commission’s request for voter information.

Nebraskans for Civic Reform called into question the information that can be provided under Nebraska law and how the data might be used.

The Lincoln-based group also questioned the role of a key member of President Donald Trump’s voting commission, which is tasked with investigating allegations of voter fraud.

In a letter sent Monday, Nebraskans for Civic Reform and the ACLU of Nebraska urged Secretary of State John Gale to reject the commission’s request to “protect the integrity of our voting records and the personal privacy of countless Nebraska citizens.”

Gale has not made a decision on the commission’s request, said spokeswoman Laura Strimple.

A spokesman for Gov. Pete Ricketts said the Governor’s Office has been in touch with Gale’s office. Taylor Gage noted that Ricketts had not received communication from Trump’s administration on the matter.

467
Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:13:05pm

Heads up.

468
GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:13:59pm

re: #464 darthstar

Yup. That was a crazy mess. Well. Still is.

469
Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:14:00pm

re: #459 darthstar

What states have agreed? Or are the other 5 still not committed?

This has to have been according to plan, right? Kobach or whatever his name is, and DJT, expect this, so they can use the states not giving them data as an excuse to….I don’t know—mandate a federal photo ID for elections?

I mean, DJT and his “best people” couldn’t have expected the states, even the Red States, to turn over this data, right?

Half sarc/

470
Decatur Deb  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:14:33pm

re: #437 Birth Control Works

The one and only reason they want to repeal the ACA is that it acknowledges women’s humanity and right to comprehensive care.

Nope. Examine any RW asshole and you find a personal set of diverse reasons to destroy ACA:

Fuck Women
Fuck the Poor
Fuck the Urban Yutes
Fuck the Young
Fuck the Olds
and…wait for it…
Fuck Obama

471
FormerDirtDart  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:15:24pm

Star Wars - 2

472
BeachDem  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:15:37pm

re: #462 Belafon

Three are OK: TN, MO, CO. Two haven’t responded, the only one I remember is HI.

docs.google.com

Summary
Complying 0
Refusing request 18
Providing publicly-available data 29
Reviewing 3
Unknown 1

473
Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:15:37pm

Well good night Lizards.

474
Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:16:25pm

re: #463 Kragar

Hurr, hurr but ur not President! Hah!!!

“Then why’d you ask her”?

Hurr, uh…..Democrats, uh….

475
Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:17:32pm

re: #471 FormerDirtDart

Star Wars - 2

[Embedded content]

Fiscal conservatism. Reagan redux.

They’ll do anything to avoid funding social programmes, it seems. I half expect someone to ship Fort Knox to a Cayman Islands bank.

476
Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:17:51pm

re: #472 BeachDem

docs.google.com

Summary
Complying 0
Refusing request 18
Providing publicly-available data 29
Reviewing 3
Unknown 1

Idaho falls into the providing publicly available data category. Which doesn’t bother me at all.

477
Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:18:29pm

re: #471 FormerDirtDart

Star Wars - 2

[Embedded content]

Another sequel nobody wants.

478
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:18:44pm

re: #463 Kragar

I see what is, and I think could have been, and I think,

O, what a fall was there, my countrymen!
Then I, and you, and all of us fell down,
Whilst bloody treason flourished over us

.

479
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:19:43pm

re: #477 Targetpractice

Another sequel nobody wants.

I dunno. Seems like NK is about the only scenario it would ever work for.

480
wrenchwench  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:19:56pm
481
Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:20:03pm

re: #471 FormerDirtDart

Star Wars - 2

[Embedded content]

“Now’s not the time for universal health care….”

482
Big Beautiful Door  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:20:46pm

re: #436 Lidane

*facepalm*

[Embedded content]

Trump has an easy out here: Just say he’s keeping his secret plan secret so as not to tip off the enemy, then keep implementing Obama’s plan. Didn’t he say several times it was stupid to reveal your plans?

483
Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:20:50pm

re: #472 BeachDem

docs.google.com

Summary
Complying 0
Refusing request 18
Providing publicly-available data 29
Reviewing 3
Unknown 1

It’s pretty much an absolute disaster Kobach. The publicly-available data does not in any way help this witch hunt, which means resorting to strongarm tactics.

484
Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:21:04pm
485
darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:21:42pm
486
b.d.  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:22:58pm

re: #485 darthstar

[Embedded content]

it only takes 1/64” of ice to shut down Texas, there is plenty left over…

487
wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:23:17pm

re: #396 Blind Frog Belly White

I didn’t stay off the innertubes, but I did spend a fair amount of time on apolitical content. Back in 1971, my Mom and Dad took a 1 month trip to Europe, primarily France and Spain. My Dad did one of those deals where you pick up a European car at the factory, drive it around on your vacation, then have it shipped back and pay lower duties since it’s a ‘used car’ (don’t know if that still happens). The car he chose? A Citroen DS21 Pallas.

You know, one of these…

[Embedded content]

He brought it back and drove it till it no longer passed PA inspection (they rust like crazy). He traded it in for one that was only one year newer, but came from the South. And he drove THAT until it no longer passed PA inspections. Then he parked it in his garage, dreaming of restoring it one day, or selling it to somebody for parts (at any given time since 1964, Dad has had at least one dead car in one of the garages).

The Cit has sat for probably 20 years, neither restored, nor sold to somebody for parts.

Then I happened upon a mention of an annual meeting of Citroen enthusiasts, only 20 miles from where Dad lives. Back when he still had all his marbles, he’d have enjoyed that. But this led me to looking into what people do to restore old Cits. Apparently, a fair number of people spend a lot of money doing it! A lot of money, since as I say, they rust like motherfuckers. So, people spend tens of thousands having them stripped to the bare metal, all rusted metal replaced, and some folks have even had the resulting entire chassis galvanized! There are entire businesses devoted to restoring the old Citroen DS.

All of them in Europe.

So, no help for Dad’s car. But it was fun looking.

There are other Cit owners clubs in the States and Canada. Jay Leno has a DS21 and I think he mentioned some resources when he did a video on his.

Anyway, if you still have the car, it wouldn’t hurt to advertise it online if you want to sell it.

488
Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:23:24pm
489
Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:24:48pm

re: #484 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Ayep, this isn’t some hypothetical where we could intercept bombers or missiles aimed at D.C. There’s enough ordinance aimed at Seoul that the most we could hope for would be to limit the damage to thousands of casualties rather than millions.

490
darthstar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:26:49pm
491
Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:27:18pm

re: #442 danarchy

I highly recommend this:

Steven Novella: Your Deceptive Mind a scientific guide to critical thinking.

It is expensive but I believe you can stream it with their free trial.

It’s on Audible for $24.95 member price

492
Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:27:29pm

re: #489 Targetpractice

Ayep, this isn’t some hypothetical where we could intercept bombers or missiles aimed at D.C. There’s enough ordinance aimed at Seoul that the most we could hope for would be to limit the damage to thousands of casualties rather than millions.

Moreover, if South Korea thought an attack was imminent and ordered the evacuation of its capital, North Korea would likely attack it immediately.

493
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:27:32pm

re: #487 wheat-dogg

There are other Cit owners clubs in the States and Canada. Jay Leno has a DS21 and I think he mentioned some resources when he did a video on his.

Anyway, if you still have the car, it wouldn’t hurt to advertise it online if you want to sell it.

We (my 5 siblings and I) were discussing this very thing. The problem is, it’s still in Dad’s garage. He might never notice that it’s gone, but he’d probably notice a bunch of guys with a flatbed truck in his driveway.

Apparently a few years back, my sister had nearly talked him into selling it, and a guy showed up to check it out, and got all excited.

That got Dad all excited about getting it going again, and he wouldn’t let her sell it. But then he didn’t follow up on getting it fixed, either.

494
Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:28:23pm

I’m off to bed … later, y’all.

495
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:28:36pm

re: #492 Anymouse 🌹

Moreover, if South Korea thought an attack was imminent and ordered the evacuation of its capital, North Korea would likely attack it immediately.

Imagine how long it would take to evacuate a city of 10 Million. And where would they go?

496
Decatur Deb  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:28:56pm

re: #489 Targetpractice

Ayep, this isn’t some hypothetical where we could intercept bombers or missiles aimed at D.C. There’s enough ordinance aimed at Seoul that the most we could hope for would be to limit the damage to thousands of casualties rather than millions.

Unless we wanted to re-instate Launch On Warning, and opened festivities with dial-a- yield warheads along the DMZ, the depth and width of Frog missile range.

There might be repercussions.

497
Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:29:43pm

re: #492 Anymouse 🌹

Moreover, if South Korea thought an attack was imminent and ordered the evacuation of its capital, North Korea would likely attack it immediately.

Right, the situation with Seoul is much like that of a hostage with a gun to his head and a very twitchy hostage-taker. Most any scenario you can think of to save the hostage runs the high risk of failure.

498
Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:30:23pm

You knew this was coming.

499
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:31:06pm

re: #497 Targetpractice

Right, the situation with Seoul is much like that of a hostage with a gun to his head and a very twitchy hostage-taker. Most any scenario you can think of to save the hostage runs the high risk of failure.

Seems like the perfect time for Trump to start ragging on SK about trade and paying more for their own defense.
////

500
Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:32:33pm
501
BeachDem  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:33:04pm

re: #483 Targetpractice

It’s pretty much an absolute disaster Kobach. The publicly-available data does not in any way help this witch hunt, which means resorting to strongarm tactics.

And several of the states have said they can pay for that public information like common commoners.

502
Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:33:15pm

Most sane nations might see a build-up on their border as an act of aggression in itself and make noises about how it could lead to a war.

North Korea’s so paranoid that a build-up on their border would be interpreted as a declaration of war.

503
Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:33:18pm

re: #463 Kragar

re: #498 Bubblehead II

You knew this was coming.

Can I get a “But her emails”?

504
Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:34:31pm

The only thing wrong with the Healthcare system is that the GOP is fucking with it.

In their mind, what is wrong is Women’s Health Care —it’s expensive —easier for whores and bad girls to die.

If they are virtuous, they wouldn’t need healthcare.

Pregnancies and childbirth would just be perfect —like magic, unicorns and lollipops —romance novels —all is natural as God intended.

505
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:34:34pm

re: #498 Bubblehead II

You knew this was coming.

[Embedded content]

How dumb do you have to be, to ask the woman who had a plan for EVERYTHING, “Where’s your plan?”

I mean, seriously - who runs the GOP’s Twitter account? One of the Moron Twins?

506
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:35:26pm

re: #413 EmmaAnne

Actually I did downding you, because it sounded like you were telling people to kill themselves, which not OK with me. Sorry if I misunderstood.

I read it the same way.
I didn’t downding, I just took that as a hint to go do something else for the rest of the night that didn’t involve reading that kind of “advice” on LGF.

507
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:36:46pm

Afternoon/Evening Lizardim.

508
Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:38:13pm

re: #505 Blind Frog Belly White

I feel like we are in some sort of retro time warp in which Bryl Cream is still a hot selling product.

LOVE THOSE COMB MARKS—not
509
Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:38:22pm
510
Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:38:29pm

re: #505 Blind Frog Belly White

How dumb do you have to be, to ask the woman who had a plan for EVERYTHING, “Where’s your plan?”

I mean, seriously - who runs the GOP’s Twitter account? One of the Moron Twins?

[Embedded content]

I didn’t know they were making a live-action Beavis and Butthead series.

//

511
Targetpractice  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:38:58pm

re: #509 Kragar

[Embedded content]

“We’ll go our own path.”

Yeah, because that worked out so well in Iraq…

512
Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:41:25pm

re: #380 Jay C

[Embedded content]

I’m gonna proffer a dissenting opinion here, and say that I can understand CNN’s logic in taking the “high road” here. Though IMO, there’s not much of a “high road” in this tawdry affair, just a “low road” vs. “outright swamp” (or “cesspool”). HAS is probably going to get outed sooner or later: CNN - with reputation as a real journalism entity to uphold (the Trumperrhoids’ gibberings notwithstanding) - is going to look better - at least to the reality-based universe - if they keep up a facade of “ethical” behavior, and let the outing get done by someone else. The wingnuts, of course, are going to keep up with their BS: but once these affairs get out into the real world, CNN - unlike creatures like Jack Posobiec, etc.; are going to find an advantage in looking “professional”.

You’re quite right about Internet anonymity, though… it’s not an easy issue.

But I think internet anonymity actually is a very simple issue. You can be anonymous on the internet, and for most decent human beings that’s no problem. But when someone crosses the red line into spreading hate speech or racism, or uses their anonymity to harass people and avoid consequences, they no longer have any right to expect their anonymity will be protected.

513
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:41:43pm

re: #508 Birth Control Works

I feel like we are in some sort of retro time warp in which Bryl Cream is still a hot selling product.

[Embedded content]

LOVE THOSE COMB MARKS—not

I found another pic of those two….

514
Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:42:35pm
515
Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:43:02pm

And one more important point - these people who think they should be able to be complete fucking assholes and still avoid any responsibility by being anonymous are ALWAYS the first ones to ruthlessly dox their enemies.

516
Decatur Deb  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:43:59pm

re: #511 Targetpractice

“We’ll go our own path.”

Yeah, because that worked out so well in Iraq…

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (HQ)

517
goddamnedfrank  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:44:34pm
518
Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:44:42pm

re: #505 Blind Frog Belly White

How dumb do you have to be, to ask the woman who had a plan for EVERYTHING, “Where’s your plan?”

I mean, seriously - who runs the GOP’s Twitter account? One of the Moron Twins?

[Embedded content]

Mr Magoo Opening Theme

519
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:44:47pm

re: #515 Charles Johnson

And one more important point - these people who think they should be able to be complete fucking assholes and still avoid any responsibility by being anonymous are ALWAYS the first ones to ruthlessly dox their enemies.

THEY have complete freedom of speech, because THEY are always right. WE are always wrong, therefore we deserve to have our First Amendment rights revoked. See how this works?

520
Belafon  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:48:00pm

re: #505 Blind Frog Belly White

How dumb do you have to be, to ask the woman who had a plan for EVERYTHING, “Where’s your plan?”

I mean, seriously - who runs the GOP’s Twitter account? One of the Moron Twins?

[Embedded content]

Knowing Clinton, she probably has a plan for if the election is declared to have been hacked and that she won the EC.

521
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:52:21pm

re: #520 Belafon

Knowing Clinton, she probably has a plan for if the election is declared to have been hacked and that she won the EC.

Step #1. Get inaugurated.

Step #2. Invite Putin to Washington.

Step #3. Gloat over State Dinner.

522
Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:53:42pm
523
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:55:29pm

re: #522 Kragar

Upding for the Supernatural gif. Bobby is my spirit animal.

524
Kragar  Jul 5, 2017 • 1:56:31pm

re: #523 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

525
BeachDem  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:02:18pm

re: #516 Decatur Deb

[Embedded content]

Glad I read ahead—was just about to hit “post” with the same song. (G or OMTA)

526
Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:09:00pm

re: #512 Charles Johnson

But I think internet anonymity actually is a very simple issue. You can be anonymous on the internet, and for most decent human beings that’s no problem. But when someone crosses the red line into spreading hate speech or racism, or uses their anonymity to harass people and avoid consequences, they no longer have any right to expect their anonymity will be protected.

IMHO Those of us that still have anonymity have it for the purpose of different, loud or controversial points. For entertainment or education. So long as it’s not threats of violence of hate speech by a reasonable measure. Like on the street. Anonymous only until you break the law.

Charles if you ever get to read Gift Of Fear, I think you will come to understand stalkers and trolls even better than you do now. CL gifted it to me and it changed my understanding of who is just a jerk vs who is a genuine threat in the public or celebrity arena completely.

527
gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:09:05pm
528
Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:10:08pm

re: #521 Blind Frog Belly White

Step #1. Get inaugurated.

Step #2. Invite Putin to Washington.

Step #3. Gloat over State Dinner.

Step#4 Get to use a nuke, (work in progress)

529
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:10:15pm

re: #524 Kragar

[Embedded content]

I think I’ve found a new respect for you, which is saying something when I respected you a lot already. Cheers, mate.

530
wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:10:38pm

re: #493 Blind Frog Belly White

We (my 5 siblings and I) were discussing this very thing. The problem is, it’s still in Dad’s garage. He might never notice that it’s gone, but he’d probably notice a bunch of guys with a flatbed truck in his driveway.

Apparently a few years back, my sister had nearly talked him into selling it, and a guy showed up to check it out, and got all excited.

That got Dad all excited about getting it going again, and he wouldn’t let her sell it. But then he didn’t follow up on getting it fixed, either.

Try this site citroenclassicsusa.com

531
Lidane  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:14:08pm

Oh for fuck’s sake:

532
PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:16:25pm

re: #526 Unshaken Defiance

I will put it on my to read list. Thanks RWC. :)

533
Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:17:48pm
534
Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:18:11pm

nap time, Illinois Lizards, I’ll catch up wit you later!

535
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:19:24pm

re: #533 Birth Control Works

[Embedded content]

Time to call in the Feds.

536
Birth Control Works  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:20:46pm

re: #526 Unshaken Defiance

IMHO Those of us that still have anonymity have it for the purpose of different, loud or controversial points. For entertainment or education. So long as it’s not threats of violence of hate speech by a reasonable measure. Like on the street. Anonymous only until you break the law.

Charles if you ever get to read Gift Of Fear, I think you will come to understand stalkers and trolls even better than you do now. CL gifted it to me and it changed my understanding of who is just a jerk vs who is a genuine threat in the public or celebrity arena completely.

So, Amazon says I purchased this book in 2002. I have no memory of it, whatsoever.

should I do the audible? Is it something I should read again?

537
PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:22:07pm

re: #536 Birth Control Works

Check through you files. You should be able to download it to your computer or kindle.

538
Flying Squirrel Girl  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:28:48pm

OT regarding the Trump “sundowning” comments posted earlier:

I’ve watched all 3 of the wandering videos several times today. In each one, Trump is wearing the same expression on his face. When my mom had multiple brain tumors, she had a similar facial expression — very flat affect. It seems like he is behaving the same way she did, sort of on “auto pilot” and just going through the motions.

Not saying he has brain tumors, just making an anecdotal observation about possible cognitive impairment based on my limited experience.

539
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:31:52pm

re: #530 wheat-dogg

Try this site citroenclassicsusa.com

There’s actually a Citroen specialist near Dad’s place, the one who organizes ‘Citroens In Carlisle’. He might even be the guy who was interested in buying Dad’s car.

His shop, appropriately enough, is in Mechanicsburg.

540
TedStriker  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:35:29pm

re: #451 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw a few years back that some company in the UK were selling MGB ‘Body in White’, which as I understand it would pretty much allow you to build a new one from spare parts. It’s one of those things you can do if you have too much money.

You can also buy a DeLorean built from “new old stock” parts as well, at least as recently as a couple of years ago.

541
TedStriker  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:37:32pm

re: #467 Bubblehead II

Heads up.

Hopefully, third time’s a charm.

542
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:43:29pm

re: #540 TedStriker

You can also buy a DeLorean built from “new old stock” parts as well, at least as recently as a couple of years ago.

But where do you get the Flux Capacitor?

543
TedStriker  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:46:55pm

re: #542 Blind Frog Belly White

But where do you get the Flux Capacitor?

Sorry, that’s a custom job.

///

544
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2017 • 2:50:45pm

re: #543 TedStriker

Sorry, that’s a custom job.

///

Probably have to supply my own Plutonium, too.

545
Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2017 • 3:43:41pm

re: #536 Birth Control Works

So, Amazon says I purchased this book in 2002. I have no memory of it, whatsoever.

should I do the audible? Is it something I should read again?

So worth the time. Some of it won’t seem immediately helpful, like the domestic dispute chapter if you are single. There is a lot on what celebrities face. That’s the chapter that teaches me there is almost always warning of a killer. How to walk that out into criminal and gun policy is a tough job. But one that needs doing.


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Do-It-Yourself ‘Ghost Guns’ Bypass Background Checks and Firearm Registration When Kevin Neal went on a deadly shooting rampage last week in California, he was armed with at least two semi-automatic rifles, known as "ghost guns," that he didn't buy in a store or from a gun dealer, authorities ...
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Donald Trump Doesn’t Believe Women, but He Does Believe Roy Moore. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tiptoed up to the edge of (re)endorsing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has faced a barrage of credible allegations that he romantically pursued teenagers routinely in his hometown of Gadsden while he was ...
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The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? (Official Music Video) Watch the official music video for "How Soon Is Now"Amazon: po.stiTunes: po.stGoogle: po.stFacebook: po.st "How Soon Is Now?" was originally a B-side of the 1984 single "William, It Was Really Nothing". "How Soon Is Now?" was featured on the ...
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2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation This is fascinating, I recommend full screen How can you see the atmosphere? By tracking what is carried on the wind. Tiny aerosol particles such as smoke, dust, and sea salt are transported across the globe, making visible weather ...
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Incredibles 2 Official Teaser Trailer The teaser trailer for "Incredibles 2" is here. Disney/Pixar's "Incredibles 2" opens in theatres in 3D June 15th, 2018. Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is ...
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Deadpool’s “Wet on Wet” Teaser After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice ...
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Voice of America Reporter Outed as Alt-Right However, using information Fatzick himself posted on Reddit — including his age, girlfriend’s name, former employers, friends, location, educational background, and sports affiliations — this reporter was able to tie the vile posts of UncleSam4200 to the Voice of ...
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Gary Clark Jr - Come Together (Official Music Video) [From the Justice League Movie Soundtrack] Official Video for "Come Together" by Gary Clark Jr. featured in the Justice League Movie trailer. In theaters November 17th 2017.Directed by Kris Merc Get the song now at garyclarkjr.com Check out the Justice League soundtrack here: lnk.to Follow ...
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