Saturday Night Shred: Steffen Schackinger, “Circles”

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Guitars: Steffen Schackinger
Bass: Henrik Bjørn
Drums: Lars Daugaard

Classical precision meets uncompromising rock
on new album from world class guitarist. Steffen
Schackinger belongs to the absolute elite, and his
new album ‘Fire Dance’ takes his instrumental guitar
music to new heights.

With millions of views on YouTube, a worldwide tour
resume and international recognition as a top class
guitar player, Steffen Schackinger has established himself
as outstanding in his field.

His second solo album, Fire Dance, is no exception.
Steffen Schackinger combines precision and timing
from his background on the classical scene with the
uncompromising expression of rock music.

“I express myself through my guitar, as a singer does
with the voice and a painter with a brush. The strings
are not limited by language“, says Steffen Schackinger.
His first album earned him a spot on the prestigious
Guitar on the Edge top 50 of the world’s best guitarists
in 2010 ranking 15th. Since then he has been playing
guitar clinics throughout Europe and Asia. But now the
former Merzy guitarist is once again ready to hit the
stage.

The album Fire Dance is published by US label Candyrat
Records, and Steffen Schackinger is joined by
former Merzy bass player, Henrik Bjørn and drummer
Lars Daugaard of the Danish hit orchestra Gnags.

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257 comments

1
Dave In Austin  Jul 8, 2017 • 8:45:52pm

Fine stuff there. Shared it all around.

2
JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 8:46:24pm
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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 8:55:10pm

This is scary. If not a coup, there has to be another term for what is happening. It makes me angry, sad and confused. I thought we had more inherent safeguards.

4
Interesting Times  Jul 8, 2017 • 8:56:33pm

re: #3 JordanRules

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freetoken  Jul 8, 2017 • 8:59:05pm

Here again I will lament the state of science “documentaries” on TV, even such old stalwarts like PBS’s Nova.

The drive to anthropomorphize, to make more exciting, or extravagant, to add the sex and sizzle… bring about misleading narratives.

Now, PBS still does some good shows - see Phil Plait’s series on Astronomy - that are educational. These are more web based though, meant for the few who seek them out. Perhaps they are used in classrooms.

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teleskiguy  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:01:37pm
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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:02:57pm

re: #4 Interesting Times

And if it goes bad Little Red Riding Hood set this all up!

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makeitstop  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:07:55pm

His tone is wild. Plenty saturated, but he still gets really nice definition when he’s chording.

And he plays his ass off.

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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:09:33pm

Killer thread by Mr. Black.

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freetoken  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:25:01pm

Latest episode of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics covers the emoluments clause:

myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com

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Targetpractice  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:25:13pm

I’m honestly beginning to wonder if this story was the “big thing” that the Trumps have been trying to slam the press preemptively over. Because if it is, I can see why they’d be worried. You’ve got Junior, Manafort, and Kushner involved in what to discerning eyes would look like a discussion about Russian sanctions.

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teleskiguy  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:27:55pm
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Bass Reeves  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:32:41pm

Figurative bolt of lightning to the brainpan…

Bismillah let him go!!

Bismillah = In the name of God…

I seriously need to keep drinking this whiskey!

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makeitstop  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:35:43pm

re: #9 JordanRules

Killer thread by Mr. Black.

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And from within that thread, this one.

Scary stuff.

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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:46:07pm

re: #14 makeitstop

Ooof. That one digs deeper.

And here we are, hoping for some permanent redress ASAP.

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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:46:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:48:57pm

re: #3 JordanRules

This is scary. If not a coup, there has to be another term for what is happening. It makes me angry, sad and confused. I thought we had more inherent safeguards.

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The grunts in our national security are going to blow it up. I pray.

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Kragar  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:50:37pm
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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 9:52:04pm

re: #18 Kragar

I just read that and was about to post it!

Ugggh.

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Kragar  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:01:07pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:06:23pm

re: #20 Kragar

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This is a family that sees themselves as above the law, not surprising that Ivanka thinks that being daddy’s girl means she is just another member of his administration.

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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:08:49pm

re: #20 Kragar

Dont leave Nikki out of the party. She’s just as delusional.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:10:07pm

This time he went too far…

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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:13:15pm

re: #17 Stanley Sea

The grunts in our national security are going to blow it up. I pray.

I do have hope in them. The judiciary has been holding the line, but the state of the deep will have to blow this thing up.

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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:22:02pm

*chortle*

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teleskiguy  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:28:00pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:37:27pm

Al-uh-bama

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JordanRules  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:44:25pm

re: #27 FormerDirtDart

Ummmm….

Please someone chime in here. My brain isn’t cooperating and there is so much material, so much to work with. Unleash your wit good people!!

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prairiefire  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:48:33pm

re: #27 FormerDirtDart

Al-uh-bama

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“Guns” and amo fetish.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:51:22pm

re: #27 FormerDirtDart

Naked Cowboy, Trump edition.

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teleskiguy  Jul 8, 2017 • 10:51:48pm

re: #28 JordanRules

Guns Guns Guns | Robocop

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BeachDem  Jul 8, 2017 • 11:01:01pm

re: #20 Kragar

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Nikki’s full comment was even more idiotic and incoherent than that partial quote:

“I think she sees herself as part of a public servant family, and she doesn’t want to waste this time by not putting forward some effort to try and help the world.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 8, 2017 • 11:25:31pm

The mayor of Whitechurch-Stoffville, Ontario (about 50km north of Toronto) keeps a conspiracy-style map of interconnected photographs of people on the city council, businesspeople, employees of the town, news reporters, and others. He claims these are people who are all trying to “stab him in the back” and calls it a “mind map.”

“The wall is normal … . There’s nothing vexatious. There’s nothing nasty. There’s nothing mean.”

But those who found their faces plastered on the wall don’t agree that it is normal.

“I’m highly disturbed by this,” said Darlene Shaw, who runs a project management company and has lived in the town of 45,000 her entire life. “This is not a mind map. This is not innocent. This is strategic and meticulous.

“As a woman, to have your photograph in the bathroom, is so demeaning,” said Shaw, a volunteer in town and on several committees.

“How do I deal with this man now? I’m a fairly independent woman, but now I feel like I have to be more cautious.”

(with photos of the mayor’s bathroom wall and the people on it, more at the link)
thestar.com

(Goes to the Toronto Star)

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teleskiguy  Jul 8, 2017 • 11:37:08pm

In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer

Quite the contrast of what’s going on here in Colorado.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 8, 2017 • 11:47:25pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer

Quite the contrast of what’s going on here in Colorado.

“state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram.”

Oh, I wish…

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teleskiguy  Jul 8, 2017 • 11:48:52pm

re: #35 Single-handed sailor

Oh, I wish…

Me too, friend. Me too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:20:33am

re: #36 teleskiguy

Me too, friend. Me too.

I guess our government would allow such a thing next month after never… .

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Targetpractice  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:26:32am

For months now, the constant refrain from wingnuts is there is no “quo,” nothing that the Russians would want in exchange for helping Trump win. Junior’s admission is pretty much the first step towards a public acknowledgment that the Russians were courting the Trump campaign: Help sinking Hillary’s campaign in exchange for sanction relief.

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sagehen  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:38:03am

re: #38 Targetpractice

For months now, the constant refrain from wingnuts is there is no “quo,” nothing that the Russians would want in exchange for helping Trump win. Junior’s admission is pretty much the first step towards a public acknowledgment that the Russians were courting the Trump campaign: Help sinking Hillary’s campaign in exchange for sanction relief.

More than just help winning the election; if those sanctions are lifted, dozens of Russian crooks can move billions of dollars into over-priced apartments in Trump and Kushner developments.

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:45:12am

re: #38 Targetpractice

It was always sanctions wasn’t it? Doesn’t that touch oil - so Exxon - so Tilly’s interests too? (Tilly being the only one allowed in the meeting with Pootie)

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:48:42am

Article from 2015 with quotes from Tillerson.

cnbc.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:51:40am

cbc.ca

A woman who fled death squads in El Salvador crossed the border at Buffalo to Fort Erie. She was immediately apprehended under the Safe Harbour Agreement (which says that you must seek asylum in the first safe nation you arrive in).

Immediately civil libertarian organisations in Canada launched a case in court for her to stay in Canada, arguing that under the Trump Administration, the United States can no longer be considered a safe harbour for refugees.

(Move the Statue of Liberty to Toronto.)

A judge hearing initial arguments in the case gave a ruling allowing her to stay in Canada while the case is argued. The government argues that she should have applied for asylum in the USA. She argues that the USA would deport her to El Salvador and its death squads without considering an asylum plea.

Her family’s harassment by death squads is not under dispute. The only question before the court is whether the USA continues to constitute a safe harbour.

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:55:47am

I vaguely remember during the campaign someone putting a value in the trillions on why a Hillary victory would be bad for Vlad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:00:10am

Paul Ryan won’t do town halls in his own district because he’s afraid of protests.

thehill.com

Sounds like a chance for the Democratic candidate in Wisc-1 to hold a few to answer constituent questions and call out Ryan as a coward… .

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rhuarc  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:00:18am

Nothing like having your cell phone decide to stop working while you’re in a foreign country for another 7 days. My Nexus 5X decided to go into the dreaded bootloop issue which is bad enough that a class action lawsuit is in the works against LG (the manufacturer) over the issue. Now I need to decide whether I try to get warranty on it, but that means I won’t have a phone for the next 7 days or I just head out to the mall here in Bucharest and buy a new phone. If I go the warranty route I have a very small window when I’m back in the US before I leave for Italy. This really sucks. :)

I feel so lost without a phone. Especially when I head out into the city. I might need Google Maps to find my way to places!

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Kragar  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:01:03am
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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:04:21am

re: #46 Kragar

He’s prolly wearing special boots too that add a pair of cm.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:06:19am

re: #45 rhuarc

Nothing like having your cell phone decide to stop working while you’re in a foreign country for another 7 days. My Nexus 5X decided to go into the dreaded bootloop issue which is bad enough that a class action lawsuit is in the works against LG (the manufacturer) over the issue. Now I need to decide whether I try to get warranty on it, but that means I won’t have a phone for the next 7 days or I just head out to the mall here in Bucharest and buy a new phone. If I go the warranty route I have a very small window when I’m back in the US before I leave for Italy. This really sucks. :)

I feel so lost without a phone. Especially when I head out into the city. I might need Google Maps to find my way to places!

Well, you could come here, where cell phones don’t work. Then you wouldn’t have to worry about your non-working cell phone.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:07:37am

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹

Paul Ryan won’t do town halls in his own district because he’s afraid of protests.

From a Slate article:

House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t hold public town hall meetings because he’s concerned about protesters coming in from outside his district. Ryan, who once seemed to relish overflowing town halls, seemed to make the policy official after holding several closed-door meetings with constituents.

“I don’t want to have a situation where we just have a screaming fest, a shouting fest, where people are being bused in from out of the district to get on TV because they’re yelling at somebody,”

Outside agitators. Paid protesters. Deep state

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freetoken  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:15:53am

In discussing one of his recent debates, Matt Dillahunty describes the importance with connecting with his audience, which in the case of an atheist trying to speak with a church full of evangelicals is not easy:

I’ll start that video at the section:

Atheist Debates - Debate Review part 2 - Did Jesus Rise From The Dead

This of course is the problem for all of us as we attempt to confront our current social backward rush led by Trump and his cohorts.

Making connections can be a hard thing to do, but it is the fundamental rule when it comes to influencing other people.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:27:25am

Obama Pops Up In Germany For G20 Acting Like The President With What He Just Did To Screw Trump (Goes to Freedom Daily, a conservative site).

English is not their first language apparently. Not only does the headline make no sense, neither does the article. The best I can tell by reading it is former President Obama is following President Trump around trying to undermine him (something I’ve been seeing all over the Internet lately).

Obama Derangement Syndrome is really all they have, isn’t it?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:29:48am

re: #50 freetoken

Matt Dillahunty at one time was an evangelical, studying to earn his degree to be a pastor.

He took the “Great Commission” (1 Peter 3:15) seriously (always be able to give a good reason for your faith) and undertook studying the whole Bible. That lead him to becoming an atheist.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:36:58am

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹

Matt Dillahunty at one time was an evangelical, studying to earn his degree to be a pastor.

He took the “Great Commission” (1 Peter 3:15) seriously (always be able to give a good reason for your faith) and undertook studying the whole Bible. That lead him to becoming an atheist.

I had a crush on a young Baptist (this back in the 7th grade) and it was a time when Jesus Christ Superstar was all the hit and Jesus Freak paraphernalia and “One Way” T-shirts were even fashionable.

So I took to reading the Bible, but being inspired by a history teacher who taught us about the Historical Method and how to use original sources, I also started reading up on the history and origins of the Christian Scriptures…made an young atheist out of me in a big hurry.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 3:07:11am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I saw a meme elsewhere:

Jesus drove a Honda but didn’t talk about it.

“For I did not speak of my own accord.” - John 12:49

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 3:53:16am

The sun is starting to come up. That means it’s time for bed. It’s 60F now, but supposed to get up to 101F. (Sleep while you can… .)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 9, 2017 • 4:22:24am

So I got bored and in reading the UK tabloid press, I noticed quite a few articles on Prince Harry and his American girlfriend, Meghan Markle - most were from the Daily Mail Fail.

I couldn’t help but notice the dogwhistling from the peanut gallery (ŧhe comments section) that was all gingerly dancing around, in their own uniquely British way, the fact that Ms. Markle is bi-racial.

Heh…..I can’t help but think there would be headspolsions aplenty if the Prince popped the question to Ms. Markle.

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Weaselone  Jul 9, 2017 • 4:24:27am

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹

Hopefully, the court will rule in her favor. The US is not a safe haven for these individuals. This is underscored by ICE’s recent efforts to deport young children who are in the process of being given green cards by the courts.

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terraincognita  Jul 9, 2017 • 4:39:04am

re: #20 Kragar

One would think that a senior US official in the Departments of State or Treasury would have taken Trump’s place at the conference table. Maybe even, the Department of Energy considering the importance and global implications of the resource in the emerging world.

Let’s see…that would be Rick Perry. Wait one… Welcome, Ivanka Trump!

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Amory Blaine  Jul 9, 2017 • 4:41:52am

Can’t wait to hear Chuck Todd’s hot take on the G20 today.
///

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 4:47:14am

I had to come back in because I found this:

theguardian.com

According to The Guardian, the Vatican has ruled: No gluten-free communion wafers.

There will be no gluten-free Jesus in the Catholic Church any more.

They also determined that GMO communion wafers are fine (really). So a genetically-modified Jesus is fine, but a gluten-free one is not.

In other news, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

The unleavened bread used to celebrate the holy communion during Catholic masses can be made with genetically modified organisms, the Vatican said Saturday, but they cannot be entirely gluten-free.

Low-gluten bread is allowed but there must be enough protein in the wheat to make it without additives.

Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments said the guidance was needed now that Eucharistic bread and wine can be found in supermarkets and “even over the internet”.

(More at The Guardian)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 9, 2017 • 4:50:27am

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹

Just for that, I should change my name back. :))))

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Amory Blaine  Jul 9, 2017 • 4:51:02am

re: #61 covfefe

LoL!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 4:57:41am

re: #61 covfefe

Just for that, I should change my name back. :))))

LOL

I presume that a communion wafer is not enough to trigger someone’s celiac disease. The issue seems to be parsing Canon Law over what constitutes unleavened bread (and the fact you can buy communion wafers over the Internet which doesn’t make any sense).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:04:18am

It seems Melania Trump (according to reports) deplaned from Air Force One, but did not board Marine One. Did she return to the White House, or is she headed back to New York?

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:19:06am

Finished the shrunken heads and human skin lampshades part of my article, now onto human soap.

#weekendfunideas

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Lani  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:34:34am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹

LOL

I presume that a communion wafer is not enough to trigger someone’s celiac disease. The issue seems to be parsing Canon Law over what constitutes unleavened bread (and the fact you can buy communion wafers over the Internet which doesn’t make any sense).

Yes, a wafer is enough. My adult child reacts to any amount of gluten, and it’s not pretty. His dad and half-sister can digest limited gluten without obvious problems, but his nephew is as sensitive to it as he is. They have to be 100% gf. It triggers autoimmune problems that go beyond the GI track.

As for gmo wheat, there is none in our food chain. Some biotech scientists are working on glutenfree wheat, which would be wonderful for people with CD.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:34:49am

re: #61 covfefe

Just for that, I should change my name back. :))))

Covfefe-free Jesus. /s

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Timothy Watson  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:37:59am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹

LOL

I presume that a communion wafer is not enough to trigger someone’s celiac disease. The issue seems to be parsing Canon Law over what constitutes unleavened bread (and the fact you can buy communion wafers over the Internet which doesn’t make any sense).

And rules about unleavened bread go back to when the Eastern Church split off from the Catholic Church, so they’re probably pretty pedantic about it.

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jeffreyw  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:43:20am

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Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:45:05am

re: #68 Timothy Watson

And rules about unleavened bread go back to when the Eastern Church split off from the Catholic Church, so they’re probably pretty pedantic about it.

As I understand it, many Protestant churches use grape juice, because alcohol is evil, never mind the Wedding at Cana and other stories of alcohol in the New Testament.

I don’t really understand any of it. Too much to keep track of, which church holds something as sacramental and which thinks you will burn in Hell for that. Atheism is much easier.

(In pre-church news here, hunters’ gunfire has started now the sun is up. They should be ringing the church bell across the street soon.)

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:52:37am

I really hope reporters have Tillerson on tape. Otherwise it’s simply “Fake News” now
Not tape of Trump saying sanctions were discussed would convince his cult that he’s lying in this tweet…

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:56:58am

It’s sad that writing “Trump is such a disgrace” feels like superfluous overkill nowadays. Sad!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:58:23am

My wife tells me she feels bad for foisting off flat-earthers on the country.

Long before she met me, when she worked at Digital Equipment, they had a small group that used to hold meet ups about the flat earth.

The idea was to make fun of flat earth ideas. The group broke up when they found people in Colorado Springs were taking their group seriously.

On behalf of my wife, I apologise for that derp.

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William Lewis  Jul 9, 2017 • 5:59:40am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹

LOL

I presume that a communion wafer is not enough to trigger someone’s celiac disease. The issue seems to be parsing Canon Law over what constitutes unleavened bread (and the fact you can buy communion wafers over the Internet which doesn’t make any sense).

Why not? The wafer is just bread - if you’re a believer, it remains bread until the moment of consecration. After that, well, it depends on the tradition & the theology. The gluten free thing is a bit of foolishness that the current bishop of Rome is giving over to the conservatives while he attempts more substantive reforms elsewhere.

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:00:40am

re: #73 Anymouse 🌹

I believe that’s how the online FE movement started. Way back when I checked their forums I always assumed it was a tongue-in-cheek angels-on-a-pin exercise. Might have been true back then.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:04:45am

Norway’s Troll Penis Reërected (goes to the BBC)

There is an Internet story here somewhere, I just know it.

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:23:09am
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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:24:47am

(had to apologize)

Anyone know what he’s talking about?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:25:32am

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹

The Sacrament of Welch’s…. Know it well.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:28:36am
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:35:52am

re: #80 darthstar

That generated an IRL LOL

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:38:39am

This “I pressed him on election meddling” gives me a case of LOL (or even ROTFL).

“Vova, how could you meddle in our elections to get me elected! Shame on you!”.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:39:57am

re: #82 Nyet

This “I pressed him on election meddling” gives me a case of LOL (or even ROTFL).

“Vova, how could you meddle in our elections to get me elected! Shame on you!”.

He pressed a foreign leader on something he claims is “fake news”?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:40:31am

This is about the dumbest on-line quiz I’ve ever seen

How Stereotypically White Are You

Well, I’m pretty white, so let’s take the quiz and find out.

You checked off 3 out of 100 possible white people scenarios.

Congratulations, you are NOT white! You’re the first of your friends to perfect a new dance move and never have to worry about what level of SPF you should use. Heck, you might not even know what SPF stands for and that’s OK because the sun is your friend and that’s cool as shit.

Well, that’s good to know. I am not white. I imagine my wife (and my whole town) would be surprised by that.

Questions such as “ever eaten poutine” (yes) and “voted for Mitt Romney” (no). Who are these people?

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scottslemmons  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:44:52am

re: #84 Anymouse 🌹

This is about the dumbest on-line quiz I’ve ever seen

How Stereotypically White Are You

Well, I’m pretty white, so let’s take the quiz and find out.

Well, that’s good to know. I am not white. I imagine my wife (and my whole town) would be surprised by that.

Questions such as “ever eaten poutine” (yes) and “voted for Mitt Romney” (no). Who are these people?

Clearly, all Canadians are white.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:50:57am
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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:52:37am
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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:53:43am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:53:55am

Hopefully the joint task force on cyber security will the diplomatic equivalent of Trump steaks.

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 6:58:35am

re: #84 Anymouse 🌹

Are there “How stereotypically black are you” quizzes at buzzfeed?

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:00:54am
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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:01:48am

re: #91 makeitstop

Mr. Bharara is on fire.

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:05:31am
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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:06:17am

re: #91 makeitstop

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:08:06am

re: #85 scottslemmons

Clearly, all Canadians are white.

I’m not Canadian (though I might be in spirit).

On my last trip, my favourite restaurant on that trip was an Iranian restaurant in The Pas, Manitoba. (He also served poutine, albeit spiced with Iranian secret recipe spices.)

Even KFC in Canada served poutine.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:08:26am

re: #93 jaunte

Just hyper-processed chicken. The kind of crap you find in your McNuggets. If you eat fresh chicken you won’t be affected.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:09:58am

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not Canadian (though I might be in spirit).

On my last trip, my favourite restaurant on that trip was an Iranian restaurant in The Pas, Manitoba. (He also served poutine, albeit spiced with Iranian secret recipe spices.)

Even KFC in Canada served poutine.

There’s a rotating group of food trucks near my office…one of my favorites is a poutine truck…poutine with pulled pork and jalapenos on top…heaven.

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:10:52am

I’ve never tried poutine. But I want to.

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:10:56am

re: #96 darthstar

Poor people hardest hit, per standard GOP doctrine.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:13:06am

re: #96 darthstar

Just hyper-processed chicken. The kind of crap you find in your McNuggets. If you eat fresh chicken you won’t be affected.

We’ll keep eating our own chickens, thanks for nothing Trump. I can slaughter and clean my own chickens without help.

My wife is more white than I am (23 out of 100). According to the Buzzfeed article she listens to country music (but not by choice), said “Uh Oh, Spaghetti-Ohs” and quoted Monty Python lines… .

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:13:41am

re: #97 darthstar

There’s a rotating group of food trucks near my office…one of my favorites is a poutine truck…poutine with pulled pork and jalapenos on top…heaven.

If we can’t have taco trucks on every corner, I vote for poutine trucks.

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:14:47am

re: #101 Anymouse 🌹

If we can’t have taco trucks on every corner, I vote for poutine trucks.

Trudeau will probably be in one of them, the humble guy that he is.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:15:36am

re: #98 Nyet

I’ve never tried poutine. But I want to.

You’ve had fries? Hold that thought.
You’ve had cheese curds? Hold that thought too.
You’ve had gravy? Pour it over the other two thoughts.

Now you’ve had poutine. Yes, it’s a good guilty pleasure food…for the first few bites (adding pulled pork and jalapenos extends the experience)…but afterwards you’re all ‘Fuck, that was a mistake.’

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:18:09am

re: #98 Nyet

I’ve never tried poutine. But I want to.

Poutine is essentially French Fries (Julienne fries) with melted cheese curds on top, with gravy drizzled over them. You can make them at home.

Around here, you can buy cheese curds in grocery stores. Bake the French fries in an oven, and about two minutes before they are ready sprinkle cheese curds on top. When finished, drizzle gravy over them.

In some USA KFC restaurants, you can “hack the menu” as some KFCs have cheese curds. Ask them to serve their French fries with cheese curds microwaved on them and add KFC gravy. (There is an extra charge for the cheese and gravy.)

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:18:13am

re: #93 jaunte

If I wanted to eat Chinese chicken, I would have just eaten those chicken jerk dogs treats that killed so many dogs, while I sit in my house that was sheet-rocked in Chinese brand “chemical free” sheet rock…

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:18:35am

re: #103 darthstar

Yeah I know. I want to make that mistake.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:20:36am

re: #106 Nyet

Yeah I know. I want to make that mistake.

Poutine is a regular feature on the menu here at Chez Tumbleweed. My wife’s new air fryer cooks them pretty well without heating the house like our gas oven does.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:21:32am

re: #103 darthstar

‘Fuck, that was a mistake.’

Amateur.
I inherited my mom’s stomach, I can eat stuff that would make a billy goat puke. Raging alcoholic for 19 years and never puked once.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:22:41am

This is painful to watch, but needs to be watched.

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:22:57am

re: #96 darthstar

Just hyper-processed chicken. The kind of crap you find in your McNuggets. If you eat fresh chicken you won’t be affected.

We won’t even feed our dog Chinese chicken. We get him chicken jerky strips, and if it says ‘Made in China’ it stays on the shelf.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:24:12am

re: #110 makeitstop

We won’t even feed our dog Chinese chicken. We get him chicken jerky strips, and if it says ‘Made in China’ it stays on the shelf.

I buy dried duck feet and dried cod skins for my dog. Cod skins are the best - dry and crunchy…he loves them.

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:27:25am

re: #111 darthstar

I remember you posting photos of your dog. Got any new ones?

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:27:35am

Knock at the door last night at around 7:30…couple of local kids trick or treating…in July. I had no candy. I felt bad because I threw my pumpkins away around Easter.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:28:04am

re: #109 darthstar

It’s a fair assessment, and I agree with it. Trump’s minions may be eating it up, but a decade from now they’ll wonder what ever happened to the Great USA and how China, Russia and the EU got to be the top dogs geopolitically.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:28:35am

re: #111 darthstar

I buy dried duck feet and dried cod skins for my dog. Cod skins are the best - dry and crunchy…he loves them.

House of Cods

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:29:09am

re: #91 makeitstop

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:29:39am

Okay, Graham. You said it, now back it up or GTFO.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:31:22am

re: #114 wheat-dogg

It’s a fair assessment, and I agree with it. Trump’s minions may be eating it up, but a decade from now they’ll wonder what ever happened to the Great USA and how China, Russia and the EU got to be the top dogs geopolitically.

They’ll blame Obama.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:35:34am

re: #117 makeitstop

Okay, Graham. You said it, now back it up or GTFO.

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Graham and McCain serve a specific purpose…they express what they define as the appropriate level of outrage and then dial it back slowly over three or four days. It helps water down the media coverage.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:35:51am

re: #118 Dr Lizardo

They’ll blame Obama.

Who has apparently been shadowing Trump to undermine him every step of the way.

Conspiracy theories just never die.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:36:27am
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MsJ  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:36:36am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹

Poutine is essentially French Fries (Julienne fries) with melted cheese curds on top, with gravy drizzled over them. You can make them at home.

Around here, you can buy cheese curds in grocery stores. Bake the French fries in an oven, and about two minutes before they are ready sprinkle cheese curds on top. When finished, drizzle gravy over them.

In some USA KFC restaurants, you can “hack the menu” as some KFCs have cheese curds. Ask them to serve their French fries with cheese curds microwaved on them and add KFC gravy. (There is an extra charge for the cheese and gravy.)

KFC in Canada sells poutine. It’s OK.

KFC has fabulous gravy, though. We’ll buy “bridge fries” from a food truck, get curds from the local cheese house and top it with KFC gravy. Mmmmmm!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:38:35am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹

No pineapple? Forget it.

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Nyet  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:39:08am
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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:39:38am

re: #119 darthstar

Graham and McCain serve a specific purpose…they express what they define as the appropriate level of outrage and then dial it back slowly over three or four days. It helps water down the media coverage.

Then prosecute them, too. I’m sick of this kabuki bullshit.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:40:06am

re: #122 MsJ

KFC in Canada sells poutine. It’s OK.

KFC has fabulous gravy, though. We’ll buy “bridge fries” from a food truck, get curds from the local cheese house and top it with KFC gravy. Mmmmmm!

Heh. I made chili cheese fries a couple of weeks back and brought it for a group I teach here in town. They loved it, though I had to tone it down a bit for sensitive Czech palates.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:47:33am

If you thought the “Foxificaton of America” was bad — just wait til we get a load of This …

Want to know why roughly 39% of citizens, voted for President “Clueless”?

Well, how much of the local news media markets were controlled by the Fox Network at the time — roughly 39%. A corporation that had a broadcast policy: “Say only nice things about Republicans.”

And now the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai[no phone numbers allowed]), sees no problems with bumping up that share of Media Market control — even higher, for Sinclair’s proposed Mega-purchase of Tribune.

What is a good round number that the Chairman will sign-off on … 42% … 45% … 50% ?

Say good-bye to the “diversity of ideas” concept. Say Helllooo, to Fake News on steroids.

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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:47:44am

re: #124 Nyet

Parent tweet:

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Birth Control Works  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:53:19am

re: #128 darthstar

Parent tweet:

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and, look, she is sleeveless!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:54:19am

re: #128 darthstar

Parent tweet:

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“Natasha!”

“Boris!”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 9, 2017 • 7:59:37am

re: #128 darthstar

IMO we need to be looking into her more too. “Honeypot” comes to mind.

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:05:17am

re: #131 GlutenFreeJesus

IMO we need to be looking into her more too. “Honeypot” comes to mind.

I’ve believed that for a while now.

I’m sure Fatboy has gotten plenty of pillow talk over they years about how Russia’s really not that bad…

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Birth Control Works  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:16:47am

from my fb:

The G20 is not Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Good Lord.

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:18:49am
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:19:38am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:20:37am

re: #135 FormerDirtDart

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Couldn’t wait to get back!

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:21:09am
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Birth Control Works  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:22:52am

Catholic Church: Women are to Blame for Pedophile Priests


Not sure of this source—the reference links are from Ireland.

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:23:07am

re: #132 makeitstop

Remember though, his love for Russia and business with Russians predates his marriage to her by a long shot.

Ivana was heavily involved in their business back in the day, interestingly enough, considering what a pig Turnip is. I believe they used to vacation in the Czech Republic when the kids were growing up.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:23:55am

re: #139 JordanRules

Remember though, his love for Russia and business with Russians predates his marriage to her by a long shot.

Ivana was heavily involved in their business back in the day, interestingly enough, considering what a pig Turnip is. I believe they used to vacation in the Czech Republic when the kids were growing up.

So, he’s been laundering money thru Russia for decades?

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Teukka  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:24:01am

re: #138 Birth Control Works

Catholic Church: Women are to Blame for Pedophile Priests

Not sure of this source—the reference links are from Ireland.

*sigh*

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:24:38am

re: #140 Birth Control Works

More likely the opposite.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:25:16am

re: #141 Teukka

*sigh*

Yes, the efforts to put women back in their place are blatant.

How they dress: Paul Ryan
How they behave: GOP, Whacko Christians
THAT THEY EXIST: Roman Catholic Church

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:25:19am

re: #139 JordanRules

Remember though, his love for Russia and business with Russians predates his marriage to her by a long shot.

Ivana was heavily involved in their business back in the day, interestingly enough, considering what a pig Turnip is. I believe they used to vacation in the Czech Republic when the kids were growing up.

StB (Czechoslovak secret police) had a dossier on Donnie. No surprise, to be honest.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:25:27am

re: #142 JordanRules

More likely the opposite.

well, yeah!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:27:42am

Welp, this might get me blocked. Truth can hurt.

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:29:32am

Bloomberg article from last year on the 30 year relationship between Russia and Cheeto.

bloomberg.com

Sarah Kendzior has some great finds on this too but I can’t find them right now.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:39:36am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:41:13am

theguardian.com

The parents of the English infant Charlie Gard, who has a fatal genetic disorder and is only kept alive by medical machinery, are now appealing to conservatives in the US House to grant residency here so he can receive quackery medical treatment.

If this goes anywhere, this will look like Terri Schaivo all over again - and give a wingnut talking point to conservative voters that “Democrats are anti-life.”

According to physicians in the UK and agreed by its courts, the child has no chance of survival.

In the meantime, the GOP is poised to take health insurance from millions here whist cynically exploiting the pain of a family in the UK for political gain to drive voters to the polls.

Conservatism is anti-life: Like everything else, it’s always projection …

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:48:45am

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:51:52am

Great idea guys!!! ///

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Birth Control Works  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:51:54am

bbl

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:53:49am

re: #153 JordanRules

LOLOL no.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:54:01am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:54:37am

re: #151 Birth Control Works

Priest arrested in Florida road rage incident after pulling out gun

The priest was driving a Corvette? Excuse me whilst I post this to the atheist Yahoo group which I run for an international organisation… .

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BeachDem  Jul 9, 2017 • 8:56:26am

re: #119 darthstar

Graham and McCain serve a specific purpose…they express what they define as the appropriate level of outrage and then dial it back slowly over three or four days. It helps water down the media coverage.

And Nikki Haley displays her firm grasp of international issues with her cogent analysis of the hacking of our election :

…the former governor of South Carolina was fairly blase about the meddling conversation between the two leaders… “I think that is what it is,” Ambassador Haley said.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:05:06am

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹

The priest was driving a Corvette? Excuse me whilst I post this to the atheist Yahoo group which I run for an international organisation… .

Episocpal priest. If he were RC, the red is reserved for Cardinals.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:05:31am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:06:18am

re: #151 Birth Control Works

Priest arrested in Florida road rage incident after pulling out gun

All he has to claim is “feared for my life” like any good Christian would, and Florida’s the NRA’s stand your ground law has him covered (especially if the other driver was a member of a minority group).

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:09:08am
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:21:02am
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bratwurst  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:21:57am

Wow! Der Spiegel calls for regime change in the US.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:28:59am

Repost from theCommodores Page
If treason is too strong a word, what is the right word? Sunday morning news, see what Rep Schiff has to say. washingtontimes.com

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Timothy Watson  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:29:07am

re: #164 bratwurst

Wow! Der Spiegel calls for regime change in the US.

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The new Axis of Evil: the United States, Russia, and Saudi Arabia?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:31:30am

re: #4 Interesting Times

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Of course Trump is working with Putin on “cybersecurity”. They worked together so well that Trump, an unqualified ignoramus, was able to get elected. So why not continue their collaboration now that Trump is President? I’m sure Putin has an agenda for what he wants done in the U.S. and with his Puppet in place, he can get a lot of it done.

foreignpolicy.com

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:33:07am

re: #164 bratwurst

Now imagine how much worse it’s gotten since he penned that in May. *shudders*

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:41:28am

“…The White House referred questions to the Trump Organization, the business now run by Trump’s sons, which did not respond to questions. But in an interview after a Mar-a-Lago member quietly arranged for a pair of former Colombian presidents to meet Trump, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told NBC News that Americans didn’t need to know about the clubs, including the identity of its members.

“I mean this is a private business,” he said. “It’s a private organization. It’s a private club.”…

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:43:54am
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darthstar  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:44:18am

Came really close to breaking the window on this car yesterday…but it was still under 70 degrees so I gave them a pass.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:45:00am

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹

The priest was driving a Corvette? Excuse me whilst I post this to the atheist Yahoo group which I run for an international organisation… .

Sure sounds like a world class Pulpit Pimp to me!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:45:45am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart

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Yeah but crooked Hillary.//

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:47:36am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart

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Franky Graham will go on the Sunday Gasbag shows to say Jay-Zeus’s forgives Trump…

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I cannot.  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:49:44am

re: #166 Timothy Watson

Axis of Weasels…no offense intended to the adorable mustelids.

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sagehen  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:51:38am

re: #174 Joe Bacon 🌹

Franky Graham will go on the Sunday Gasbag shows to say Jay-Zeus’s forgives Trump…

Is that Jay-Z’s full formal name?

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:51:43am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 9, 2017 • 9:59:24am

Uh oh. Thankfully clouds are reducing temps well below forecast.

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allegro  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:00:03am

And now, your moment of squeeeee!

Big day for the kittens, now a little over 3 weeks old. They start their litter training today and move out of their little carrier into Big Kitten habitat (aka my bathtub). They needed a proper bed and I was in possession of a delivery box, packing tape, scrap yarn and crochet hook so I created this:

And here with little Onyx and Storm checking it out for the first time:

I have another cardboard kitten bed frame constructed to make another one. It was a blast to make! This way I can swap it out quick to wash the cover and they won’t have to be without. I will also send a bed along with each kitten to take to their new forever homes on adoption day.

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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:02:46am

re: #179 allegro

That is wonderful! I love the colors.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:02:48am

re: #179 allegro

Those kittens are lucky to have such a nice bed. And they are beautiful. :)

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CleverToad  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:09:20am

re: #179 allegro

And now, your moment of squeeeee!

Big day for the kittens, now a little over 3 weeks old. They start their litter training today and move out of their little carrier into Big Kitten habitat (aka my bathtub). They needed a proper bed and I was in possession of a delivery box, packing tape, scrap yarn and crochet hook so I created this:

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I have another cardboard kitten bed frame constructed to make another one. It was a blast to make! This way I can swap it out quick to wash the cover and they won’t have to be without. I will also send a bed along with each kitten to take to their new forever homes on adoption day.

Spoiled kittens!
That bed is as adorable as the occupants.

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allegro  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:14:52am

re: #182 CleverToad

Spoiled kittens!
That bed is as adorable as the occupants.

I’m the one who is spoiled. These tiny overlords are pure joy (except for the sleep deprivation part but that is survivable). They sure pulled me out of the depression I was sliding into so their gift to me is every bit the equal of my gift to them. They are my angels.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:16:40am

WOW, he picked up a hat…TWICE!!!!!!

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mmmirele  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:28:54am

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹

I’m going to disagree with you slightly—it’s not quackery, it’s unproven. There’s a possibility it could work, but it’s only been tested on rat models. And even the doctor who administers the treatment doesn’t think it would help Charlie Gard.

Here’s one of the lower court decisions. The whole thing is worth reading, but paragraphs 94-108 are the discussion about the American doctor. Here’s the key quote:

“Seeing the documents this morning has been very helpful. I can understand the opinion that he is so severely affected by encephalopathy that any attempt at therapy would be futile. I agree that it is very unlikely that he will improve with that therapy. It is unlikely.”

I read that to indicate that the parents misled him as to how badly damaged Charlie Gard was.

This infuriates me in so many ways. There are children here in the USA who need help, but can’t get treatment because they live in states where the Republican administrations refused Medicaid assistance. And this family wants to bring their child, who, unfortunately and sadly, is not going to recover and would die if he was removed from the respirator, to the USA. It’s like waving a flag in front of a bull. People would not be happy about a child getting essentially useless therapy when there are so many other children who could be helped.

I understand Charlie’s their baby, their flesh and blood. But someone needs to smack some reality into them. My fear is they’ll get Charlie here and he’ll end up like the dead Jahi McMath—sustained on a respirator but not otherwise alive.

ETA: link to UK decision: bailii.org

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Belafon  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:33:09am

re: #56 Dr Lizardo

So I got bored and in reading the UK tabloid press, I noticed quite a few articles on Prince Harry and his American girlfriend, Meghan Markle - most were from the Daily Mail Fail.

I couldn’t help but notice the dogwhistling from the peanut gallery (ŧhe comments section) that was all gingerly dancing around, in their own uniquely British way, the fact that Ms. Markle is bi-racial.

Heh…..I can’t help but think there would be headspolsions aplenty if the Prince popped the question to Ms. Markle.

This is how we get to Liz 10.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:43:48am

Any inland SoCal Lizards online? I’m watching the weather web sites for radar, NOAA. Looks like thunderstorms coming from the south, monsoonal flow. Love to get your take on intensity. Nothing quite like reports on the ground. I may head out and chase them for the beauty shots and maybe a sunset out there. Hate to blow a tank of gas on a fizzle.

FXUS66 KLOX 091718
AFDLOX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1018 AM PDT Sun Jul 9 2017

Latest visible satellite imagery showed mid-level clouds
increasing from the southeast, associated with monsoonal flow. A
weak disturbance embedded in the monsoonal flow, currently
approaching San Diego will continue to drift west-northwestward
into the coastal waters today. Moisture increases along and ahead
of this feature have been impressive with dewpoints rising well
into the 60s with even a few low 70s for interior portions of
Southeastern California. Increased and more widespread instability
associated with this feature will support the slight chance of
thunderstorms across southern waters extending into the coast and
valleys south of Point Conception as well as the Santa Ynez and
Cuyama Valleys with a slight chance to chance of thunderstorms
across the mountains into Antelope Valley.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:50:30am

re: #184 Ace-o-aces

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WOW, he picked up a hat…TWICE!!!!!!

Lame.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 9, 2017 • 10:55:33am

well, that’s a relief.////////

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:08:16am

re: #138 Birth Control Works

Catholic Church: Women are to Blame for Pedophile Priests

Not sure of this source—the reference links are from Ireland.

I remember some pretty strong “Thou shalt nots” in the Bible that had nothing to do with women.

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:16:21am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, that’s a relief.////////

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We used to call this type of thing ‘whistling past the graveyard.’

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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:17:14am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, that’s a relief.////////

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Yeah because Putin would admit it

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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:17:36am

These assholes are just taunting us at this point.

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Targetpractice  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:18:52am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, that’s a relief.////////

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“Did you seriously break the law and create an international incident?”

“No.”

“Oh, well, good enough for me. Case closed!”

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:19:52am
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JordanRules  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:21:58am

re: #191 makeitstop

Updated version: dogwhistling past the graveyard

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ObserverArt  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:23:35am

re: #164 bratwurst

Wow! Der Spiegel calls for regime change in the US.

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The European press is embarrassing the U.S. press.

Will the U.S. Press at least play follow the leaders, or will they not even mention what Europe is thinking?

I guess now the European papers are pumping out fake news too.

Maybe Vlad and Donny can do an agreement to study all these fake news stories. I’m sure Vlad is concerned how Donny is being treated and how it makes the U.S. look overall.

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:26:04am

re: #196 JordanRules

Updated version: dogwhistling past the graveyard

I need more than one upding for this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:26:24am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:27:10am

I love these takes on the Trump/Putin/Cybersecurity thing:

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Targetpractice  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:28:38am

So we’ve the White House insisting that Vlad is totally believable and we need to work with the Russians on cyber-security, while his own party is ridiculing the idea and treating Putin’s denial as an absolute joke.

How about they actually do something about it?!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:30:43am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Did Chuck U Todd bring up Hillary’s emails again?

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wheat-dogg  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:34:13am

re: #184 Ace-o-aces

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WOW, he picked up a hat…TWICE!!!!!!

It’s a wonder he could bend down and get back up again. Must be all that practice picking up golf balls for a better shot.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:36:01am

And just like that, my right wing FB friends are blasting out the Trump/Marine Hat thing.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:36:05am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Because it is.

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:36:07am

re: #203 wheat-dogg

It’s a wonder he could bend down and get back up again. Must be all that practice picking up golf balls for a better shot bending over for Vlad.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:36:19am

re: #204 Eclectic Cyborg

And just like that, my right wing FB friends are blasting out the Trump/Marine Hat thing.

Pathetic.

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ObserverArt  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:37:23am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, that’s a relief.////////

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Well that settles it.

I wasn’t going to believe Putin. But now that Corey Lewandowski says Putin is the final word then this matter is over.

WTF? This is some really bad acting. The Trump Players.

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Targetpractice  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:37:27am

The GOP’s ridiculing Trump’s idea, when Hillary or Obama would be facing accusations of being active collaborators with Putin and emergency sessions to draft legislation to prevent any work with Russia on cybersecurity.

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ObserverArt  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:39:58am

re: #193 HappyWarrior

These assholes are just taunting us at this point.

I was asking about that last night after it came out Donny Jr. arranged meetings he said he never had anything to do with. They are acting like they are untouchable. They think they can say anything and get away with it because no one is stopping them.

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:41:41am

re: #210 ObserverArt

I was asking about that last night after it came out Donny Jr. arranged meetings he said he never had anything to do with. They are acting like they are untouchable. They think they can say anything and get away with it because no one is stopping them.

Robert Mueller says hi.

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Belafon  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:42:40am

re: #204 Eclectic Cyborg

And just like that, my right wing FB friends are blasting out the Trump/Marine Hat thing.

Only 350 more good deeds to make up for the lies. No telling how many more for selling our soul to the Russians.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:44:28am

re: #211 makeitstop

Robert Mueller says hi.

I’m stlll expecting President B-Hole to fire Mueller in a couple weeks.

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ObserverArt  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:44:34am

re: #211 makeitstop

Robert Mueller says hi.

That was my hope in the rest of last nights comment. The Trump people get so bold they keep feeding the evidence stacking up. Readying their own rope so to say.

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bratwurst  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:49:12am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:50:03am

re: #210 ObserverArt

I was asking about that last night after it came out Donny Jr. arranged meetings he said he never had anything to do with. They are acting like they are untouchable. They think they can say anything and get away with it because no one is stopping them.

Yes pretty much.

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:50:58am

re: #215 bratwurst

Just look at what the Black Plague did to European labor costs.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:51:37am

re: #215 bratwurst

But in a society where a person’s only worth is economic such a line makes a great deal of sense.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:53:03am

re: #215 bratwurst

Would have been nice if CNN had said this when South Central Los Angeles was flooded with Contra Cocaine back in the 80s…

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:53:24am

re: #214 ObserverArt

That was my hope in the rest of last nights comment. The Trump people get so bold they keep feeding the evidence stacking up. Readying their own rope so to say.

Pretty much.

Reports say an obstruction of justice charge is a slam dunk at this point. Mueller will just let them continue to tangle themselves up in the rope he’s giving them.

And Trump can hire every sleazy corporate lawyer he can afford. Won’t help much by the time the indictments start coming down.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:58:27am

re: #220 makeitstop

Pretty much.

Reports say an obstruction of justice charge is a slam dunk at this point. Mueller will just let them continue to tangle themselves up in the rope he’s giving them.

And Trump can hire every sleazy corporate lawyer he can afford. Won’t help much by the time the indictments start coming down.

I hope against hope that even Saul Goodman hangs up on President Shithead!

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ObserverArt  Jul 9, 2017 • 11:59:18am

re: #221 Joe Bacon 🌹

I hope against hope that even Saul Goodman hangs up on President Shithead!

Better not call Saul!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:05:32pm

And we’re still not even 6 months into Trumps term.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:06:57pm

re: #217 jaunte

Just look at what the Black Plague did to European labor costs.

Could we maybe just retire a third of payday lenders?

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:09:11pm
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allegro  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:34:45pm

Last kitten update…

Kittens first taste of freedom!

(Yes, that is my bathtub.)

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:38:09pm

re: #225 jaunte

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A Cranky One  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:39:05pm

re: #226 allegro

Very cute! Just keep in mind what you’re in for:

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wrenchwench  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:42:43pm
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sagehen  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:43:47pm

re: #219 Joe Bacon 🌹

Would have been nice if CNN had said this when South Central Los Angeles was flooded with Contra Cocaine back in the 80s…

My only remaining question about that chapter of our history is… are we sure it was an official CIA operation? Maybe it was a handful of CIA operatives doing a side-gig for their own personal enrichment.

All hail Gary Webb, the investigative journalist who broke the story in 1996. After much government pushback, and criticism by other newspapers, he lost his job. He later “committed suicide” by shooting himself in the head. Twice.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:45:26pm

Recognize that, with over 30 years of service (active & reserve) in the Air Force, and over 20 years in both houses of Congress, Graham has likely heard a whole lot of seriously dumb ideas…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:46:54pm

re: #231 FormerDirtDart

Recognize that, with over 30 years of service (active & reserve) in the Air Force, and over 20 years in both houses of Congress, Graham has likely heard a whole lot of seriously dumb ideas…

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Heh.

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:48:32pm

re: #227 goddamnedfrank

Bribes, not original to Trump.

What a great talking point.

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jaunte  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:49:30pm

Trump “not the first” to sell out our country. No news here.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:53:42pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 12:54:57pm

re: #230 sagehen

My only remaining question about that chapter of our history is… are we sure it was an official CIA operation? Maybe it was a handful of CIA operatives doing a side-gig for their own personal enrichment.

All hail Gary Webb, the investigative journalist who broke the story in 1996. After much government pushback, and criticism by other newspapers, he lost his job. He later “committed suicide” by shooting himself in the head. Twice.

I’ll never forget how the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times joined forces to destroy Webb and cover up Contra Cocaine.

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:01:35pm

re: #231 FormerDirtDart

Recognize that, with over 30 years of service (active & reserve) in the Air Force, and over 20 years in both houses of Congress, Graham has likely heard a whole lot of seriously dumb ideas…

I’ll reserve judgement on that statement until he actually stops being ‘concerned’ and does something about it.

I’ve had enough of Graham and McCain’s ‘concern’ to last until I turn 100.

They can cut the kabuki and show me something. Then I’ll give him credit.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:01:38pm

re: #235 Charles Johnson

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Yeah how about no.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:03:27pm

re: #235 Charles Johnson

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:04:48pm

re: #234 jaunte

Trump “not the first” to sell out our country. No news here.

Right that might be the Rosenberg couple?

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ObserverArt  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:05:30pm

re: #237 makeitstop

I’ll reserve judgement on that statement until he actually stops being ‘concerned’ and does something about it.

I’ve had enough of Graham and McCain’s ‘concern’ to last until I turn 100.

They can cut the kabuki and show me something. Then I’ll give him credit.

All both of them do anymore is flap their jaws. Toothless old Tigers only upset because you’ve disturbed their nappy. They really don’t even have any pull in their own party’s Senate, they are heard and ignored.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:12:00pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:13:43pm

re: #242 Charles Johnson

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wrenchwench  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:15:38pm

They seem to have neglected to include bicycles. That’s how the kids get started before they can drive.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:15:52pm

It’s been a whole four hours
And, don’t forget, the ceasefire only covers the southwest corner of Syria…

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:16:26pm

Mr. Always Wrong has a point here.

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:21:18pm

Music break: The redoubtable Paul Gilbert in a space suit, channeling Beatle George.

He’s so frickin’ good.

Paul Gilbert - It’s All Too Much (The Beatles cover)

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Charles Johnson  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:22:14pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:29:27pm
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Stanley Sea  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:38:41pm

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.

Follow up to the NYT story yesterday.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:39:04pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:40:20pm

re: #250 Stanley Sea

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Follow up to the NYT story yesterday.

And what will the Republicans say?

Oh why bother to even ask when you know the answer will be…nothing

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makeitstop  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:41:43pm

re: #250 Stanley Sea

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Follow up to the NYT story yesterday.

Lock him up.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:47:02pm

re: #249 FormerDirtDart

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Trudeau: “…Well, where would you rather go?” LOL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 9, 2017 • 1:55:22pm

re: #245 FormerDirtDart

It’s been a whole four hours
And, don’t forget, the ceasefire only covers the southwest corner of Syria…

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“came out of meeting…”

exactly where on the golf course was that meeting held?
and with who?

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ObserverArt  Jul 9, 2017 • 2:28:16pm

re: #252 Joe Bacon 🌹

And what will the Republicans say?

Oh why bother to even ask when you know the answer will be…nothing

They will be very concerned with this new revelation and they cannot address it until they learn more about it.

They will get back to you after this all blows over and is clouded by some other Trump smoke bombs.

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Alephnaught  Jul 9, 2017 • 3:06:41pm

re: #84 Anymouse 🌹

This is about the dumbest on-line quiz I’ve ever seen

How Stereotypically White Are You

Well, I’m pretty white, so let’s take the quiz and find out.

Well, that’s good to know. I am not white. I imagine my wife (and my whole town) would be surprised by that.

Questions such as “ever eaten poutine” (yes) and “voted for Mitt Romney” (no). Who are these people?

Well, to be fair the title of the quiz is “How Stereotypically White Are You”, so I thought: typically Celtic Scots guy, let’s give this spin, and I got 8 out of 100, though, to be be honest, round about the questions about Ace of Base, I thought: “Maybe this isn’t a serious questionnaire..”


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