Breaking: Donald Trump Jr. Hires Noted “White Collar Crimes” Attorney Alan Futerfas

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Well, at least one sector is seeing greatly increased business opportunities in the era of the Trump Horror: criminal defense lawyers.

Mr. Futerfas is well-known for representing white collar criminals; for example, Gryphon Financial CEO Kenneth Marsh, recently sentenced to 8 years in prison for defrauding more than 5,000 people of more than $20 million in a stock fraud scheme.

I wonder what the penalty might be for defrauding an entire nation in a presidential election?

UPDATE at 7/10/17 1:22:25 pm by Charles Johnson

Mr. Futerfas is also well-known for representing members of the Gambino, Genovese, and Colombo organized crime families.

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b.d.  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:10:32pm

For a party that claims that they hate lawyers they sure do employ a lot of them.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:10:33pm

Things that make you go hmmm.

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:11:07pm
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jaunte  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:11:33pm

Nothingburglawyer!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:11:50pm

re: #3 jaunte

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Well his Dad employed Roy Cohn, another mob lawyer.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:12:35pm

Fact Check: So, the so-called “Witch Hunt”, of which our so-called president has been crying about for weeks, has, among other things, unearthed the existence of this collusion meeting and of the various Trump stooges’ lying about it.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:12:49pm
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jaunte  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:14:24pm

Making Administration Get Attorneys

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stpaulbear  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:19:59pm

Some different news:

I wonder how much worse things will have gotten for the Trump crime family by July 14?

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makeitstop  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:24:45pm

I CL’d the last thread, so I’m moving this up here or discussion.

In the discussion of who the leaker(s) in the White House could be earlier, I posited that the FBI could have a mole in the White House - someone so close to Trump that no one would ever think of suspecting whoever it is. I’ve been thinking about it, and while I can’t venture a guess as to who it could be, I have some thoughts on how they could be operating.

For argument’s sake, let’s say a close Trump associate (maybe even someone who was with Trump before his presidential run) was turned by the FBI a long time ago, maybe in the course of an entirely different invesigation (Bharara’s money laundering case, maybe). Maybe a bodyguard, someone in his trusted inner circle. And this guy is trusted enough to go around the White House and pick up bits of conversation here and there.

What would stop him from leaking to the media and purposely telling the NYT or WaPo to write into their stories that instead of the leaks coming from one person, they publish that three advisors or five advisors or two advisors confirmed the story? It would serve a crucial purpose - it would make the White House look leakier than it really is, and it would serve to make the already-paranoid Trump cabal even more edgy. Before long, no one would trust anyone. That looks like it’s happening already. Trump’s people are chewing up their time looking for leakers who may not even actually exist.

It might seem far-fetched, but as crazy as this story has gotten and given the levels of distrust engendered by Trump himself, it’s actually plausible.

What if all this noise is being generated by one person? It could happen, and it would be a subtle psy-op that would put even more pressure on a White House staff that could be under too much pressure already to notice.

Just spitballing here.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:25:18pm

re: #9 stpaulbear

Well, that is Bastille Day…

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freetoken  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:26:17pm

re: #3 jaunte

Crime families share lawyers? Who could have guessed that Trump’s family is a crime family?

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:27:21pm

re: #13 freetoken

Crime families share lawyers? Who could have guessed that Trump’s family is a crime family?

Wonder if Trump Jr. consulted with Kushner’s dad on good criminal law attorneys?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:28:27pm

re: #13 freetoken

Crime families share lawyers? Who could have guessed that Trump’s family is a crime family?

Well they have a couple of Dons, don’t they?

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makeitstop  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:29:44pm

re: #14 Big Beautiful Door

Wonder if Trump Jr. consulted with Kushner’s dad on good criminal law attorneys?

Trump knows all those guys from back when he was actually building stuff in NYC.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:32:08pm

Comedy break:

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:33:14pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:34:19pm
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jaunte  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:35:40pm

re: #17 Dr. Matt

We had a fish microwaver terrorist in the break room today.

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:36:19pm

re: #13 freetoken

Crime families share lawyers? Who could have guessed that Trump’s family is a crime family?

Me! I called them a crime family a week or so ago. It’s been pretty evident for some time now.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:42:25pm

From what I understand, the whole of the “ceasefire” area encompasses the red-outlined area

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darthstar  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:42:44pm

Donny got a lawyer…
Donny got a lawyer…
Donny got a lawyer…
Donny got a lawyer…
Donny got a lawyer…

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:43:18pm
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darthstar  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:45:07pm

I’m sure his lawyering up is just precautionary.

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Skip Intro  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:45:20pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:45:41pm

I don’t think he wants to do anything that reinforces the “TrumpCare” moniker…

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KGxvi  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:45:41pm

I’m legitimately amazed at how bad Team Trump actually is at all this. This is some BDSM level genitalia stepping on that they’ve managed to pull off.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:45:49pm

re: #20 jaunte

We had a fish microwaver terrorist in the break room today.

That’s a weekly if not daily occurrence for me.

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darthstar  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:48:52pm

Eric Trump is probably wondering if there will be any good criminal defense attorneys left when it’s his turn.

Oh, and let’s not forget that there were rumors flying about months ago that foreign intel turned over evidence of criminal activity on multiple Trump kids.

If I was Tiffany, I’d get that name change to Maples done quick.

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darthstar  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:51:04pm

re: #28 KGxvi

I’m legitimately amazed at how bad Team Trump actually is at all this. This is some BDSM level genitalia stepping on that they’ve managed to pull off.

It’s a non-stop telling of the Aristocrats.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:52:39pm

re: #28 KGxvi

‘Safe, sane and consensual’ is the watchword in the kink world.

The Trump administration is none of those things.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:53:44pm

re: #28 KGxvi

I’m legitimately amazed at how bad Team Trump actually is at all this. This is some BDSM level genitalia stepping on that they’ve managed to pull off.

They all suffer from a new disease–The Acquired Stupidity Syndrome caused from infection by the A.S.S. Virus!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2017 • 1:54:23pm

re: #28 KGxvi

I’m legitimately amazed at how bad Team Trump actually is at all this. This is some BDSM level genitalia stepping on that they’ve managed to pull off.

This is what happens when you don’t know what you’re doing and you take advice from people who don’t know what the fuck they’re doing.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:01:57pm

re: #1 b.d.

For a party that claims that they hate lawyers they sure do employ a lot of them.

Trump administration = job creation for attorneys.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:02:10pm
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jaunte  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:04:26pm

...

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jaunte  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:04:52pm
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Jack Burton  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:05:15pm

re: #36 Ace-o-aces

Is he talking about himself in the 3rd-person? That’s not an RT.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:07:56pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:08:41pm

re: #39 Jack Burton

Is he talking about himself in the 3rd-person? That’s not an RT.

Yes he is. He’s probably also ignoring his lawyer who told him to STFU.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:09:33pm
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danarchy  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:10:23pm

re: #39 Jack Burton

Is he talking about himself in the 3rd-person? That’s not an RT.

That’s the headline of the story he is tweeting.

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KGxvi  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:11:18pm

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes he is. He’s probably also ignoring his lawyer who told him to STFU.

Fastest way to get fired by a lawyer is to not listen to their advice.

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:12:17pm

re: #10 scottslemmons

Nerd news: Cast, including Squirrel Girl, announced for “New Warriors” series.

The AT&T woman as Squirrel Girl. Awesome!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:14:32pm

Just got back from the water laboratory in Scottsbluff. I saw an interesting sight right outside the county seat, concerning a Trump supporter’s ranch.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:17:58pm

re: #38 jaunte

And Americans keep voting for them. So?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:19:14pm

re: #40 FormerDirtDart

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Or just stop showing up at these farces altogether. They are not press conferences where anything of substance is addressed. They give Trump spokespersons an opportunity to lie and obfuscate. Absolutely useless.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:20:34pm

re: #20 jaunte

We had a fish microwaver terrorist in the break room today.

My wife worked overnight shift at Digital Equipment, and in the morning when people were coming in would frequently microwave curry.

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Jay C  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:20:35pm

re: #1 b.d.

For a party that claims that they hate lawyers they sure do employ a lot of them.

Naaah, Republicans don’t “hate lawyers” - I mean, look at how many of them are actually some sort of “lawyer”! What they DO hate, though, are lawyers who insist on defending CRIMINALS - i.e., non-Republican exemplars of Those People; or standing up for Those Peoples’ constitutional rights - i.e., the right to do anything that might offend Republicans - now, those “lawyers” are a plague on society…..

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danarchy  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:21:17pm

re: #10 scottslemmons

Nerd news: Cast, including Squirrel Girl, announced for “New Warriors” series.

I think that is the first Marvel property I am going to have to take a full pass on. Never mind that FreeForm seems to be a channel targeted almost exclusively at angsty teens, but they are scraping the bottom of the barrel for heroes it seems. Much like almost every incarnation of the comic, I’ll be surprised if the show gets more than a season.

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:24:38pm

re: #51 danarchy

I think that is the first Marvel property I am going to have to take a full pass on. Never mind that FreeForm seems to be a channel targeted almost exclusively at angsty teens, but they are scraping the bottom of the barrel for heroes it seems. Much like almost every incarnation of the comic, I’ll be surprised if the show gets more than a season.

I bet it’s better than Teen Titans Go.

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makeitstop  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:24:55pm

re: #48 Patricia Kayden

Or just stop showing up at these farces altogether. They are not press conferences where anything of substance is addressed. They give Trump spokespersons an opportunity to lie and obfuscate. Absolutely useless.

That’s the goal, though. Media stops coming to the briefings, Trump Cult says ‘Oh, well, if no one’s coming we might as well just stop scheduling them.’

Not going gives them a pretext to shut them down altogether.

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danarchy  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:27:40pm

re: #52 Belafon

I bet it’s better than Teen Titans Go.

That wouldn’t be hard. What I don’t get is that Teen Titans was actually OK. Then they replaced it with Teen Titans Go which is ridiculous.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:28:58pm

Leon Panetta is on CNN bringing the harshness.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:34:41pm

Getting to be newso’clock!

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freetoken  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:34:57pm

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹

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Do the cows have guns?

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:36:26pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:38:04pm

re: #53 makeitstop

That’s the goal, though. Media stops coming to the briefings, Trump Cult says ‘Oh, well, if no one’s coming we might as well just stop scheduling them.’

Not going gives them a pretext to shut them down altogether.

The press should show up and put out exactly what Trump is doing. Maybe go to a pool type of thing where not all show up, but the ones that do share with others.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:41:38pm

re: #27 FormerDirtDart

I don’t think he wants to do anything that reinforces the “TrumpCare” moniker…

Who cares what he wants. Make it stick like marine epoxy.

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KGxvi  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:41:50pm

re: #58 FormerDirtDart

Seems like Pence’s approach to the Trump scandalsmorgesborg is willful ignorance. That will probably be enough to save him from impeachment, but it’ll probably mean a primary challenger in 2020 and a loss in either the primary or general.*

*Every sitting president since passage of the 22nd Amendment who has seen a credible primary challenge has won reelection (LBJ declined to run or accept the nomination in 68, Ford in 76 nearly lost the nomination to Reagan, Carter was challenged by Kennedy in 80, GHW Bush was challenged by Buchanan in 92)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:42:48pm

re: #57 freetoken

Do the cows have guns?

Of course.

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harlequinade  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:43:06pm

re: #59 ObserverArt

They should turn the cameras on and broadcast press secretaries running away.

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makeitstop  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:48:03pm

re: #59 ObserverArt

The press should show up and put out exactly what Trump is doing. Maybe go to a pool type of thing where not all show up, but the ones that do share with others.

I think they should go and turn on their cameras and start sending full video, no matter what that day’s ‘rule’ is. Get thrown out. Then raise hell.

Make it a First Amendment issue (which it is to begin with), and use every tool at their disposal to paint Trumpco as against the free press. Take them to court. Show the footage of their reporters being removed on a loop. Shout it from the goddamn mountaintops that this is what banana republics do and America is supposed to be better than that.

They are the modern equivalent of ‘companies that buy ink by the barrel.’ They have the platform. They should use it before it’s taken away once and for all - which, again, is Trump’s goal. They’d better start fighting like their businesses depend on it.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:53:33pm
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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:54:03pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:54:29pm

re: #65 Barefoot Grin

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One of my wingnut friends actually said this a couple of days ago, that her taking the President’s seat was proof that the GOP was not waging a war on women.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:55:36pm

Mike Pence is constantly pleading ingnorance to expedite his becoming President should the GOP decide to remove or impeach Trump.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:57:18pm

re: #67 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

One of my wingnut friends actually said this a couple of days ago, that her taking the President’s seat was proof that the GOP was not waging a war on women.

Why are you friends with a lunatic? Anyone says something that stupid, I just roll my eyes and dismiss them.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:57:40pm

re: #68 Eclectic Cyborg

Mike Pence is constantly pleading ingnorance to expedite his chances of becoming President should the GOP decide to remove or impeach Trump.

Except they won’t. I said this a few days ago, but I have sincere doubts that justice will ever truly be served. That doesn’t mean I’m giving up or going Eeyore, simply that in today’s hyper-partisan political atmosphere, I do not think there is anything that Donald J. Trump can have done in the past, or do in the future, that will cause the Republicans currently in power to vote to remove him.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:58:55pm

re: #69 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Why are you friends with a lunatic? Anyone says something that stupid, I just roll my eyes and dismiss them.

Simply due to my position as a high-profile evangelical Christian in the heart of the Midwest, I am friends with a lot of people who hold some really, really stupid positions.

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 2:59:21pm

re: #68 Eclectic Cyborg

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:00:44pm

re: #36 Ace-o-aces

Is it just me, or does it sound like Don Jr. just admitted wrongdoing?

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:00:44pm

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹

I’d be tempted to go up to his front door, knock on it and ask, “What was your first clue?”

But…crazy person with guns so I’d ignore that temptation.

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sagehen  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:01:24pm

re: #61 KGxvi

Seems like Pence’s approach to the Trump scandalsmorgesborg is willful ignorance. That will probably be enough to save him from impeachment, but it’ll probably mean a primary challenger in 2020 and a loss in either the primary or general.*

*Every sitting president since passage of the 22nd Amendment who has seen a credible primary challenge has won LOST reelection (LBJ declined to run or accept the nomination in 68, Ford in 76 nearly lost the nomination to Reagan, Carter was challenged by Kennedy in 80, GHW Bush was challenged by Buchanan in 92)

fixt

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:03:32pm
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calochortus  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:03:44pm

re: #66 Kragar

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Let’s just pretend for a moment that this is true. So what? Why would I care?

edit for clarity: assume that the nutty Alex Jones idea is true.

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:03:54pm

re: #54 danarchy

That wouldn’t be hard. What I don’t get is that Teen Titans was actually OK. Then they replaced it with Teen Titans Go which is ridiculous.

The only good Teen Titans Go is when they see the older version and realize just how bad they are.

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:04:30pm

re: #71 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Simply due to my position as a high-profile evangelical Christian in the heart of the Midwest, I am friends with a lot of people who hold some really, really stupid positions.

Doesn’t that make you wonder even more about what makes up that type of Christianity?

And yes, I remember your past. It seems more transformation is still in consideration.

I hope you understand what I am saying. It’s not an easy area to go into, and I don’t want to get personal.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:07:07pm

On the topic of Don Jr.

In the pic at the top of this thread, doesn’t he look like the white supremacist in the comic book panel with the line, “Where’s your chin!?”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:07:10pm

re: #79 ObserverArt

Doesn’t that make you wonder even more about what makes up that type of Christianity?

And yes, I remember your past. It seems more transformation is still in consideration.

I hope you understand what I am saying. It’s not an easy area to go into, and I don’t want to get personal.

I hold no illusions about evangelicalism. The fact is that I, personally, have moved on from most of the crazy, but I am still surrounded by it, by my own choice. I guess I shouldn’t actually label myself as an evangelical Christian anymore, since I certainly don’t hold to most of their more, how should I say, rabid beliefs.

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:07:39pm

re: #77 calochortus

Let’s just pretend for a moment that this is true. So what? Why would I care?

You’re not trying hard enough to interfere in other people’s lives like Jones’ listeners.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:07:48pm

re: #57 freetoken

Do the cows have guns?

We’d be doomed if someone armed the cattle here: 3,000 people and 500,000 cattle in the county.

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calochortus  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:08:02pm

PBS News Hour leads off with Don Jr. story and Don Sr. thinking we should cozy up to Russian intelligence. I know, liberal hacks and all that, but the miscellaneous stories of corruption and incompetence do seem to be gaining traction.
I don’t imagine a whole lot will come of it until after Labor Day, but I think the tide is starting to turn.

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Nyet  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:08:09pm

Please, let them all go to jail. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:08:30pm

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹

We’d be doomed if someone armed the cattle here: 3,000 people and 500,000 cattle in the county.

I could see a sequel to George Orwells Animal Farm there… semi-///

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:13:35pm

I knew this story was bullshit, I bought an Alexa for my Dad a couple years ago and know it can’t dial 911. If you think about it the last thing most police agencies want is for potentially hackable IOT devices being able to overwhelm 911 service.

Police in New Mexico say an Alexa virtual assistant device contacted authorities during a domestic dispute earlier this month, but Amazon said on Monday that its devices are not capable of calling 911.

We’re probably going to find out Alexa wasn’t involved at all, that the homeowner was surveilling his house sitters and then called 911 feeding them the raw audio.

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Nyet  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:17:57pm
And once again, the guy with his head in the game is law professor Seth Abramson, in another of his incredible tweetstorms, pulling threads from all over to weave a coherent picture. And what an incredible story it is. (And if you stop reading before tweet #37, you stopped too soon.)

Dailykos, of course. Gah.

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:18:12pm
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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:23:07pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:23:29pm

Oh, wow, my conservative regional paper had a political cartoon showing Trump dressed as a clown and holding a sign that reads “imbecile.”

I’m guessing they aren’t feelin’ the love for him any more… .

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:24:01pm

re: #87 goddamnedfrank

I knew this story was bullshit, I bought an Alexa for my Dad a couple years ago and know it can’t dial 911. If you think about it the last thing most police agencies want is for potentially hackable IOT devices being able to overwhelm 911 service.

We’re probably going to find out Alexa wasn’t involved at all, that the homeowner was surveilling his house sitters and then called 911 feeding them the raw audio.

Or somebody NAMED Alexa called the cops?

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:24:35pm

re: #90 Kragar

Oh please, Trumpito, please get into it with Davis…

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:25:06pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:25:38pm

re: #62 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Of course.

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bratwurst  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:25:54pm

On CNN Rep. Ted Yoho just cited Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash in explaining why Democrats should not go down the “rabbit hole” of investigating the Trump campaign’s Russia ties.

These people have no shame whatsoever.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:28:57pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

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Indeed. College Conservative groups, aping their elders, have decided that conservatism’s only principle is “pissin’ off Lib’ruls!”, so they troll by inviting cretins like Milo or Ann Coulter.

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:29:36pm

re: #81 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I hold no illusions about evangelicalism. The fact is that I, personally, have moved on from most of the crazy, but I am still surrounded by it, by my own choice. I guess I shouldn’t actually label myself as an evangelical Christian anymore, since I certainly don’t hold to most of their more, how should I say, rabid beliefs.

That has been the feeling I’ve gotten about your whole political/religion journey.

It is another example of religion and politics not mixing. Why should anyone be a member of a church and not feel like a welcomed member due to the political thinking of others? That is shirking the religion and going almost purely political. It’s nuts. I feel for you.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:30:13pm

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹

We’d be doomed if someone armed the cattle here: 3,000 people and 500,000 cattle in the county.

And some are Special Ops—Veal Team 6

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:32:31pm

re: #81 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I hold no illusions about evangelicalism. The fact is that I, personally, have moved on from most of the crazy, but I am still surrounded by it, by my own choice. I guess I shouldn’t actually label myself as an evangelical Christian anymore, since I certainly don’t hold to most of their more, how should I say, rabid beliefs.

“Yet Wisdom is understood by Her deeds.” Evangelism is doing, living, the gospel not banging it; Only if your actions show why someone should want to be a christian should it be called that. The pulpit pimps do not do that.

(which is roughly what I preached about last Sunday morning on Matt 11:16-19, 25-30)

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:32:40pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

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The whole liberal college thing is about a cultural revolution by conservatives. It wouldn’t matter if liberals didn’t block Coulter, because the schools would keep on teaching science.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:32:50pm

re: #81 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I hold no illusions about evangelicalism. The fact is that I, personally, have moved on from most of the crazy, but I am still surrounded by it, by my own choice. I guess I shouldn’t actually label myself as an evangelical Christian anymore, since I certainly don’t hold to most of their more, how should I say, rabid beliefs.

My idiot brother, when he’s not being an idiot, rails against the Evangelical movement for stealing both names - Christian, and Evangelical - and applying them to the worst mixture of racism, sexism, Dominionism, and Randism imaginable. He speaks about TRUE Evangelism, which has nothing to do with those nutters.

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:32:59pm

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹

We’d be doomed if someone armed the cattle here: 3,000 people and 500,000 cattle in the county.

How many square miles makes up the county? I wonder how many cows per acre?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:33:22pm

re: #99 Decatur Deb

And some are Special Ops—Veal Team 6

LOL. I’ll have to remember that the next time I’m talking to one of the local ranchers or the gun shop owner.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:34:06pm

re: #101 Belafon

The whole liberal college thing is about a cultural revolution by conservatives. It wouldn’t matter if liberals didn’t block Coulter, because the schools would keep on teaching science.

The majority of Republicans think college is bad because, actually it IS bad for Republicanism as currently constituted.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:35:16pm

re: #99 Decatur Deb

And some are Special Ops—Veal Team 6

I’m not sure I can heifer forgive you for that.

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:35:27pm

re: #100 William Lewis

“Yet Wisdom is understood by Her deeds.” Evangelism is doing, living, the gospel not banging it; Only if your actions show why someone should want to be a christian should it be called that. The pulpit pimps do not do that.

(which is roughly what I preached about last Sunday morning on Matt 11:16-19, 25-30)

Another is how they always ignore this in the context of Sodom and Gomorrah: “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” [Eze 16:49]

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:36:37pm

re: #102 Blind Frog Belly White

My idiot brother, when he’s not being an idiot, rails against the Evangelical movement for stealing both names - Christian, and Evangelical - and applying them to the worst mixture of racism, sexism, Dominionism, and Randism imaginable. He speaks about TRUE Evangelism, which has nothing to do with those nutters.

I have a few Facebook friends that are of a similar mindset. Not all of my friends are nutjobs, mostly the older ones - friends of my parents whom I’m still friends with, or fellow volunteers at my church who are members of the older generation.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:37:24pm

re: #106 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m not sure I can heifer forgive you for that.

The cows aren’t that dangerous if you stick to your own kine.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:37:40pm

re: #107 Teukka

Another is how they always ignore this in the context of Sodom and Gomorrah: ”“‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
[Eze 16:49]

Not teh buttsecks?
///

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calochortus  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:38:48pm

re: #109 Decatur Deb

The cows aren’t that dangerous if you stick to your own kine.

I updinged that for knowledge of obscure plurals, but it hurt. It really did.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:39:06pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

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Cornell is, and has long been, a stereotypical lefty college among RWNJs. Freep has a regular feature tracking the goings on there. There are graphic memes representing Ithaca as a commie-infested “city of evil.” Yet Big Red continues to turn out hordes of bankers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and other distinctly non-communist types like former Marine Corps Commandant John Paxton and not one, but two, presidents of Taiwan, Lee Teng-huiand Tsai Ing-wen.

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Belafon  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:41:33pm

re: #107 Teukka

Another is how they always ignore this in the context of Sodom and Gomorrah: “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” [Eze 16:49]

They probably argued that the best way to help the poor was to give them the opportunity to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:41:36pm

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

Not teh buttsecks?
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Or at least not only teh buttsecks.

Another oft ignored passage among them is in Acts 4: 34Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.” [Acts 4:34-35]

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:41:55pm

From what I could find I believe he is an Army air traffic controller

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makeitstop  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:42:29pm

re: #109 Decatur Deb

The cows aren’t that dangerous if you stick to your own kine.

Udder nonsense.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:43:06pm

re: #114 Teukka

Of note is that a follow-on story to that particular passage resulted in the deaths of two people when they misrepresented their earnings. Early Christians had little tolerance for pseudo-religious bullshit.

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Interesting Times  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:43:08pm

re: #85 Nyet

Please, let them all go to jail. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:43:25pm

re: #103 ObserverArt

How many square miles makes up the county? I wonder how many cows per acre?

1,430 square miles. Approximately 350 cattle per square mile.

I got the number of people wrong, it’s about 5,000.

Approximately 3.5 people per square mile (that half person is probably pretty bloody). If you take out the three incorporated cities’ populaces (the county seat, Bayard, and my town - since they represent only a fraction of the land area), they represent more than half the people in the county.

So outside the three towns, the population density is about 1 per square mile.

The Wikipedia article shows a bunch of towns here, but in reality all are ghost towns except for Bridgeport, Bayard, and Broadwater (the three incorporated cities).

en.wikipedia.org (Morrill County, Nebr.)

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:43:37pm

Heh, I just turned on MSNBC only to hear Tom Perez say “Trumpcare, Ryancare, IDon’tCare…call it what you want.”

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:43:40pm

re: #116 makeitstop

Udder nonsense.

Not what I herd.

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makeitstop  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:44:09pm

re: #121 Decatur Deb

Not what I herd.

Cud you explain further?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:44:25pm

re: #114 Teukka

Or at least not only teh buttsecks.

Another oft ignored passage among them is in Acts 4: 34Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.” [Acts 4:34-35]

Since when is the Book of Acts in the Communist Manifesto?

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:45:11pm

re: #117 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Of note is that a follow-on story to that particular passage resulted in the deaths of two people when they misrepresented their earnings. Early Christians had little tolerance for pseudo-religious bullshit.

Hence my semi-joking 11th commandment: “XI. Thou shalt not get away with it.” I thought everyone was bright enough to figure that there is no such thing as trying to pull the wool over a omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent deitys eyes?

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calochortus  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:45:18pm

Seems like a good time to escape from the herd here.
BBL

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:45:25pm

re: #122 makeitstop

Cud you explain further?

After a bit of rumination.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:45:32pm

re: #121 Decatur Deb

Not what I herd.

Sounds like bull.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:46:30pm

re: #124 Teukka

Hence my semi-joking 11th commandment: “XI. Thou shalt not get away with it.” I thought everyone was bright enough to figure that there is no such thing as trying to pull the wool over a omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent deitys eyes?

Given the way so many of these people act, I’m going to go with, apparently not.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:46:56pm

re: #127 Unshaken Defiance

Sounds like bull.

Uncharacteristically, I got nothing.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:47:35pm

re: #127 Unshaken Defiance

Sounds like bull.

Are you the guy who tragically misunderstood “animal husbandry”?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:48:25pm

re: #116 makeitstop

Udder nonsense.

The cattle here are definitely range rovers.

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:48:29pm

re: #128 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Given the way so many of these people act, I’m going to go with, apparently not.

That is my working hypothesis these days as well. *sighs*

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:49:05pm

re: #99 Decatur Deb

And some are Special Ops—Veal Team 6

Just wait till they catch meal team 6 in action. Bloody rare circumstance

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:49:48pm

re: #117 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Of note is that a follow-on story to that particular passage resulted in the deaths of two people when they misrepresented their earnings. Early Christians had little tolerance for pseudo-religious bullshit.

In the Didache, a very early religious document from about 110 AD describing a community rule for Christians that appears to have not heard of Paul, the adherents are warned that prophets who are looking for money or not doing work can not be trusted and should not be allowed into the community.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:50:27pm

re: #130 Decatur Deb

Are you the guy who tragically misunderstood “animal husbandry”?

Some things you can’t explain.

A farmer was sitting in the neighborhood bar getting hammered. A man came in and asked the farmer, “Hey, why are you sitting here on this beautiful day, getting drunk?” The farmer shook his head and replied, “Some things you just can’t explain.” “So what happened that’s so horrible?” the man asked as he sat down next to the farmer. “Well,” the farmer said, “today I was sitting by my cow, milking her. Just as I got the bucket ‘bout full, she lifted her left leg and kicked over the bucket.” “Okay,” said the man, “but that’s not so bad.” “Some things you just can’t explain,” the farmer replied. “So what happened then?” the man asked.

The farmer said, “I took her left leg and tied it to the post on the left.” “And then?” “Well, I sat back down and continued to milk her. Just as I got the bucket ‘bout full, she took her right leg and kicked over the bucket.”

Man laughed and said, “Again?” The farmer replied, “Some things you just can’t explain.” “So, what did you do then?” the man asked. “I took her right leg this time and tied it to the post on the right.”

“And then?”

“Well, I sat back down and began milking her again. Just as I got the bucket about full, the stupid cow knocked over the bucket with her tail.”

“Hmmm … ” the man said and nodded his head. “Some things you just can’t explain,” the farmer said. “So, what did you do?” the man asked.

“Well,” the farmer said, “I didn’t have anymore rope, so I took off my belt and tied her tail to the rafter. In that moment, my pants fell down and my wife walked in … Some things you just can’t explain.”

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:51:36pm
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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:51:48pm

re: #134 William Lewis

In the Didache, a very early religious document from about 110 AD describing a community rule for Christians that appears to have not heard of Paul, the adherents are warned that prophets who are looking for money or not doing work can not be trusted and should not be allowed into the community.

Yeah, from what I remember there originally were two factions, the followers of James and the followers of Paul, they clashed, and Paul walked away as the winner. Didache was written for James’ crowd as I recall.

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:52:34pm

re: #136 goddamnedfrank

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Or do it the Stockholm County way, intend it to be a quiet test which turns out to be in anger….
False alarm: accidental triggering of public warning siren confuses Stockholmers

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:53:42pm

re: #136 goddamnedfrank

Is that meant to be an attack on Deray?

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sagehen  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:54:30pm

re: #102 Blind Frog Belly White

My idiot brother, when he’s not being an idiot, rails against the Evangelical movement for stealing both names - Christian, and Evangelical - and applying them to the worst mixture of racism, sexism, Dominionism, and Randism imaginable. He speaks about TRUE Evangelism, which has nothing to do with those nutters.

Refer him to slacktivist (patheos.com) — he’d probably really like it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:56:23pm

re: #134 William Lewis

In the Didache, a very early religious document from about 110 AD describing a community rule for Christians that appears to have not heard of Paul, the adherents are warned that prophets who are looking for money or not doing work can not be trusted and should not be allowed into the community.

That is quite interesting. I’ll have to look that up and see if there is a text available (I’m pretty sure there would be).

The Wikipedia notes that it wasn’t accepted as canon when the New Testament was formed (I bet I can figure out why based on your description).

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jeffreyw  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:56:36pm

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Honey Garlic Sticky Wings

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 3:57:52pm

re: #141 Anymouse 🌹

That is quite interesting. I’ll have to look that up and see if there is a text available (I’m pretty sure there would be).

The Wikipedia notes that it wasn’t accepted as canon when the New Testament was formed (I bet I can figure out why based on your description).

Look up a book called “The Apostolic Fathers”, it contains a number of manuscripts that didn’t make it to the Canon.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:00:19pm

CNN guy Nick Patton Walsh embedded in Mosul. They call in an air strike. They get under cover and after the boom it is steel rain. Hail on a tin roof. Now that is danger close precision strikes.

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nines09  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:02:53pm

Feeling like stepping………..Kicking still.

James Brown - “Cold Sweat” (part 1 & 2)

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:03:21pm

re: #122 makeitstop

Cud you explain further?

Need to ruminate on it.

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:03:50pm

re: #141 Anymouse 🌹

That is quite interesting. I’ll have to look that up and see if there is a text available (I’m pretty sure there would be).

The Wikipedia notes that it wasn’t accepted as canon when the New Testament was formed (I bet I can figure out why based on your description).

thedidache.com

newadvent.org

books.google.com

The Eucharistic prayer in the Didache formed the basis of the post-communion hymn we sang Sunday morning.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:07:23pm

Considering the administration managed to lose an aircraft carrier (and President Bannon was once in the Navy), I’m not terribly surprised they lost a few Russians in Trump Tower.

Could happen to anyone. (Wait, I never lost an aircraft carrier, and the government knows about my Soviet sister-in-law.)

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:09:16pm

re: #146 Barefoot Grin

Need to ruminate on it.

There may be some ribbing involved, or perhaps a bone to pick.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:10:26pm

re: #147 William Lewis

thedidache.com

newadvent.org

books.google.com

The Eucharistic prayer in the Didache formed the basis of the post-communion hymn we sang Sunday morning.

Thanks for that. I’ve bookmarked those for further reading.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:11:55pm

re: #146 Barefoot Grin

Need to ruminate on it.

Cheese, how do you folks keep churning these out? Haven’t you milked this for all its worth? It’s whey past time to stop!

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:14:34pm

re: #151 Blind Frog Belly White

Cheese, how do you folks keep churning these out? Haven’t you milked this for all its worth? It’s whey past time to stop!

Could return the blog to dignity and decorum, but we lactose qualities.

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wrenchwench  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:14:36pm

re: #151 Blind Frog Belly White

Cheese, how do you folks keep churning these out? Haven’t you milked this for all its worth? It’s whey past time to stop!

Bring back the nothing burger!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:15:00pm

Ex-tropical depression 4 may regenerate in The Bahamas.
wunderground.com

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:15:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:16:25pm

re: #151 Blind Frog Belly White

Cheese, how do you folks keep churning these out? Haven’t you milked this for all its worth? It’s whey past time to stop!

We all scream for I scream.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:16:43pm

re: #139 Eclectic Cyborg

Is that meant to be an attack on Deray?

It’s not even subtle racism. The movie producers have chosen to equate McKesson with a violent ape leading an armed rebellion.

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:16:48pm

re: #151 Blind Frog Belly White

Cheese, how do you folks keep churning these out? Haven’t you milked this for all its worth? It’s whey past time to stop!

Wait, I have a beef. I don’t think the Anymouse area cows are dairy producers.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:18:37pm

re: #151 Blind Frog Belly White

Cheese, how do you folks keep churning these out? Haven’t you milked this for all its worth? It’s whey past time to stop!

Winner right there.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:21:28pm

re: #151 Blind Frog Belly White

Cheese, how do you folks keep churning these out? Haven’t you milked this for all its worth? It’s whey past time to stop!

“You fight like a dairy farmer!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:21:40pm

re: #158 ObserverArt

Wait, I have a beef. I don’t think the Anymouse area cows are dairy producers.

We have a few dairy cattle here, but most of them don’t produce. They’re all slackers and takers.

Uh oh, we’re about to get trampled by a bunch of heavy thunderstorms (they weigh a bunch)

wunderground.com

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TedStriker  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:21:49pm

re: #158 ObserverArt

Wait, I have a beef. I don’t think the Anymouse area cows are dairy producers.

This cow pun thread is udder madness…

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:23:05pm

re: #162 TedStriker

This cow pun thread is udder madness…

It’s a bovine rhapsody…

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Varek Raith  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:23:25pm

re: #136 goddamnedfrank

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What.
The.
Fuck.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:24:11pm

re: #163 Teukka

It’s a bovine rhapsody…

We’re on the horns of a dilemma here …

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:24:42pm

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹

Your welcome. My personal christianity is built on much of the jewish/christian concordance that places much more importance on behavior (Epistle of James Chapter 2, Matthew 25:31-end, Golden Rule, etc) than on belief or faith as such. The Didache is an interesting element of that. The modern implementations of these things are different in many ways but I think that all the roads will bring you to that narrow gate in the far province…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:25:06pm

re: #164 Varek Raith

What.
The.
Fuck.

I’m too much out of the loop on things like movies and pop culture. What’s all of this about?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:26:04pm

re: #166 William Lewis

Your welcome. My personal christianity is built on much of the jewish/christian concordance that places much more importance on behavior (Epistle of James, Chapter 2, Matthew 25:31-end, Golden Rule, etc) than on belief or faith as such. The Didache is an interesting element of that. The modern implementations of these things are different in many ways but I think that all the roads will bring you to that narrow gate in the far province…

Nova Scotia? /s

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:27:57pm

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹

I’m too much out of the loop on things like movies and pop culture. What’s all of this about?

The argument is that an ape in the latest “Planet of the Apes” movie is racist call out against Deray by use of a vest similar to the one he wears. It’s possible but I wonder if it isn’t a case of “Never assign to malice what is more likely stupidity.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:27:57pm

re: #124 Teukka

Hence my semi-joking 11th commandment: “XI. Thou shalt not get away with it.” I thought everyone was bright enough to figure that there is no such thing as trying to pull the wool over a omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent deitys eyes?

My suspicion is that Trump and his spawn care nothing about religion and so aren’t concerned about the powers of the deity, since they probably don’t believe in any,

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Frenchy  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:28:20pm

re: #136 goddamnedfrank

What. The. Fuck.

ETA: Looks like I was beaten to the punch in #164.

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bratwurst  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:28:29pm
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Jack Burton  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:29:51pm

re: #124 Teukka

Hence my semi-joking 11th commandment: “XI. Thou shalt not get away with it.” I thought everyone was bright enough to figure that there is no such thing as trying to pull the wool over a omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent deitys eyes?

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:34:26pm

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹

Heh. It’s a phrase I’ve taken to using to describe what this life is. Christian tradition talks of the narrow path to the gate to heaven. I’m more inclined to say that all paths lead to a narrow gate to “a far province” using the title of a Japanese book of poetry as a metaphor to death and whatever is beyond it. It’s irrelevant to me what is on the other side; getting there as a decent person is all that matters.

The afterlife can take care of itself, the dead can bury their own. How we live - do we lift up the poor, feed the hungry, heal the sick, care for the prisoner? - is all that matters. How do we show solidarity with a man who showed us the face of god in his acceptance of his unjust execution and all things he did prior to then? To live for another world at the expense of this one is the greatest sin that a christian can commit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:34:34pm

re: #169 William Lewis

The argument is that an ape in the latest “Planet of the Apes” movie is racist call out against Deray by use of a vest similar to the one he wears. It’s possible but I wonder if it isn’t a case of “Never assign to malice what is more likely stupidity.”

The chimpanzee in the blue vest is, as far as I can tell, the ONLY ape wearing any clothes. So, why this ape, and why this blue vest? Yeah, maybe it’s all an unfortunate coincidence. Or not. I dunno.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:35:51pm

theguardian.com

“Maxine Waters, for example, a Democratic congresswoman, told MSNBC that it didn’t make sense that Ivanka was at “a very important meeting that she knows nothing about”. Waters said: “She cannot in any way deal with those members who are there representing those countries. She doesn’t know anything about these issues.”

“Nevertheless, I think it’s unfair to say that Ivanka was unqualified to take her father’s place at the G20 Summit. In my opinion, she was more than qualified to do so. You see, Ivanka is rich and in today’s world - a world where eight people have as much combined wealth as half of the human race - money is the only qualification you need”

“It seems that while the ultra-rich may have their political differences they are still bound together by their money. The 1% is its own political party: entirely unelected but incredibly powerful.”

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wrenchwench  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:37:56pm
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petesh  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:38:09pm

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹

Maxine is good to the max on it.

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:39:34pm

re: #176 Blind Frog Belly White

The chimpanzee in the blue vest is, as far as I can tell, the ONLY ape wearing any clothes. So, why this ape, and why this blue vest? Yeah, maybe it’s all an unfortunate coincidence. Or not. I dunno.

I don’t know either. It’s not like I was going to go see the garbage before this anyway.

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Frenchy  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:43:42pm

re: #176 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, sorry, I’m finding the “coincidence” thing just a bit tough to swallow.

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:44:39pm

re: #176 Blind Frog Belly White

The chimpanzee in the blue vest is, as far as I can tell, the ONLY ape wearing any clothes. So, why this ape, and why this blue vest? Yeah, maybe it’s all an unfortunate coincidence. Or not. I dunno.

I have not studied who produced the movie or if it is a big studio release, but it makes you wonder what is going on with an ape in a blue vest just like what Deray wears.

They are either blind bigots thinking they are being smart asses and creating a wingnut inside joke and have no idea the character could cause their movie to bomb because all the talk about the movie could prevent people from going.

Or, they did this to generate all this talk to hype the movie and get people to talk about it to drum up some business for what might be a dud. I’m thinking this is most likely.

It’s pretty stupid either way.

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wrenchwench  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:45:13pm

I’ve seen them with earbuds and headphones, but I haven’t seen a cyclist texting or talking on the phone yet. And I’ve been looking…

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Varek Raith  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:45:47pm

Pet Party!
(Totally not the vet)

RWBY Chibi Season 2, Episode 8 - Boy Band

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:46:19pm

re: #180 William Lewis

I don’t know either. It’s not like I was going to go see the garbage before this anyway.

Same here. I saw the last two when they popped up on a cable channel I already paid for.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:46:30pm

re: #36 Ace-o-aces

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I Donny Jr speaking in third person?

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:47:04pm

re: #39 Jack Burton

Is he talking about himself in the 3rd-person? That’s not an RT.

Yeah, I noticed that too

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petesh  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:47:06pm

re: #186 Eventual Carrion

I Donny Jr speaking in third person?

One might suspect so.

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jc717  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:48:24pm

re: #176 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m not sure about the blue vest. In the earlier movies in the series, there was only 1 chimp that was super intelligent. His name was Caesar and he was given drugs or genetically engineered to be smart (forget which, it’s been years since I’ve seen the first movie in the most recent reboot). He ends up leading the other apes, teaches them sign language, etc. Makes ‘sense’ that he’d be the only one wearing clothes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:48:35pm

re: #183 wrenchwench

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I’ve seen them with earbuds and headphones, but I haven’t seen a cyclist texting or talking on the phone yet. And I’ve been looking…

Well, that sounds like a good way to die, or worse, be crippled for life. Mac trucks are very unforgiving to the inattentive.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:48:45pm

re: #183 wrenchwench

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I’ve seen them with earbuds and headphones, but I haven’t seen a cyclist texting or talking on the phone yet. And I’ve been looking…

Texting, I’ve not seen. Talking on the phone, and earbuds, I’ve seen.

Maybe it’s ‘cause I’m old, but I figure if it was true in 1997 that anything that happened while I was out on a 1-5 hour ride could wait till I got home, it’s still true 20 years later.

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scottslemmons  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:49:35pm

re: #176 Blind Frog Belly White

The chimpanzee in the blue vest is, as far as I can tell, the ONLY ape wearing any clothes. So, why this ape, and why this blue vest? Yeah, maybe it’s all an unfortunate coincidence. Or not. I dunno.

I’ve seen a clip from the movie with Bad Ape in it, and he wasn’t wearing anything at all. Part of me is wondering if these pix are just wingnut photoshops.

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:49:57pm

re: #186 Eventual Carrion

I Donny Jr speaking in third person?

Just like dad!

And that brings up another point. Anyone that would buy Donny Sr. did not know Donny Jr. had this meeting is a fool. As heavy a hand Donny Sr. has over that family, there is no way he didn’t know. Donny Jr is most likely not allowed to do anything the old man doesn’t already know and endorse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:51:36pm

One of those WebMD clickbait messages came up on my email just now:

“Signs You May Have An Anxiety Disorder”

One sure sign would be anxiously clicking the link to see if you have one.

Another would be NOT clicking it because you’re afraid to find out you have one.

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wrenchwench  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:52:14pm

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹

Well, that sounds like a good way to die, or worse, be crippled for life. Mac trucks are very unforgiving to the inattentive.

Does the bolded part count as ‘ableist’?

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Timothy Watson  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:53:06pm

re: #183 wrenchwench

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I’ve seen them with earbuds and headphones, but I haven’t seen a cyclist texting or talking on the phone yet. And I’ve been looking…

I saw a guy driving his motorized wheelchair, while messing with his telephone, down a city street in Richmond, VA today.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:54:17pm

re: #183 wrenchwench

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I’ve seen them with earbuds and headphones, but I haven’t seen a cyclist texting or talking on the phone yet. And I’ve been looking…

Fifty states, fifty laws:

Is It Legal to Wear Earbuds While Driving? Here’s the Law In Every US State.

digitalmusicnews.com

Extra scoop of irony—if you drive a DoD vehicle in a state that prohibits earphones, you still must wear earmuffs/suppressors if the cabin noise is over 85dB.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:54:19pm
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Varek Raith  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:54:21pm

“Signs You May be Mortally Irradiated”

:P

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wrenchwench  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:56:10pm

We all get to choose our risks. We don’t all get to understand the risks.

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:58:37pm

re: #192 scottslemmons

I’ve seen a clip from the movie with Bad Ape in it, and he wasn’t wearing anything at all. Part of me is wondering if these pix are just wingnut photoshops.

And there is that too. I’ve been looking at images on Google…only the one image of the movie poster is showing.

Edit: I am seeing other images from the movie with the Blue Vest monkey in them and they seem to be from the studio.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 4:59:12pm

re: #195 wrenchwench

Does the bolded part count as ‘ableist’?

Well, I dithered over the term for a bit before I wrote it. I couldn’t come up with a better one.

I threw out a few that were worse than that one.

I suppose “disabled” might work, but does not really convey what happens when you get hit by a vehicle for not paying attention in traffic. (I’m disabled, but epilepsy is not the usual result of being hit by a vehicle.)

There is “physically disabled,” but that also doesn’t really convey the issue well (there are lots of physical disablements that do not have anything to do with being hit by vehicles).

So I was stuck. Perhaps it would have been better for me not to comment.

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wrenchwench  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:00:10pm

re: #202 Anymouse 🌹

Well, I dithered over the term for a bit before I wrote it. I couldn’t come up with a better one.

I threw out a few that were worse than that one.

I suppose “disabled” might work, but does not really convey what happens when you get hit by a vehicle for not paying attention in traffic. (I’m disabled, but epilepsy is not the usual result of being hit by a vehicle.)

There is “physically disabled,” but that also doesn’t really convey the issue well (there are lots of physical disablements that do not have anything to do with being hit by vehicles).

So I was stuck. Perhaps it would have been better for me not to comment.

Thanks for dithering.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:01:04pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:02:06pm

I wonder if they would refuse to serve you if you showed up in a rainbow colored cow costume?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:02:48pm

re: #203 wrenchwench

Thanks for dithering.

Pulling my foot out of my mouth now.

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ozharas  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:02:50pm

Better get a lawyer son, better make it a real good one….

Cruel Sea - You Better Get A Lawyer (Studio 22) - Tex Perkins/Beasts Of Bourbon related

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teleskiguy  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:03:28pm
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Varek Raith  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:04:14pm

re: #208 teleskiguy

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He dun broke it.

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:04:46pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:04:51pm

re: #205 FormerDirtDart

I wonder if they would refuse to serve you if you showed up in a rainbow colored cow costume?

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Armed cows reiving about in cheesy cow costumes on Tuesday would be the ultimate false flag operation.

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:06:27pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:07:39pm

re: #208 teleskiguy

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Who held the beers?

That is now one junk truck. I bet they bent the frame and broke everything attached to it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:07:42pm
Kragar @Kragar_LGF

I’m eagerly awaiting the NRA to give equal time and respect to veterans who are horrified by what Trump is doing to our country

I’m still waiting for the media to interview even one Clinton supporter in a Trump-leaning area.

As a gun-owning veteran myself, I could not give a damn less about what the NRA thinks, particularly about the so-called “violent left.”

They were terrified of pussy hats. That’s all I need to know.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:08:06pm

re: #212 Kragar

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In other news, water still wet.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:08:19pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:11:09pm

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹

I’m still waiting for the media to interview even one Clinton supporter in a Trump-leaning area.

As a gun-owning veteran myself, I could give a damn less about what the NRA thinks, particularly about the so-called “violent left.”

They were terrified of pussy hats. That’s all I need to know.

I went to the shooting range yesterday with a wingnut buddy of mine. He felt it necessary to announce to whoever would listen that I was his “liberal friend.” Someone asked me how I could be a liberal and be a gun owner. I replied “Liberals like guns too. We just keep quiet about it, know what I mean?” (as I raised my eyebrows up Jack Nicholson style)

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:13:41pm

re: #217 Ace Rothstein

I went to the shooting range yesterday with a wingnut buddy of mine. He felt it necessary to announce to whoever would listen that I was his “liberal friend.” Someone asked me how I could be a liberal and be a gun owner. I replied “Liberals like guns too. We just keep quiet about it, know what I mean (as I raised my eyebrows up Jack Nicholson style)?”

I have clients that are liberal ex-Marines that own a gun shop and web store. They laugh at guys like that.

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Varek Raith  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:14:26pm

Guns?
Please.
SWORDS>>>>>GUNS.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:14:55pm

theguardian.com

“So, even though walking-Viagra-pill Trump, woman-shunning Mike Pence and shoulder-phobic Ryan often act like raging misogynists, clearly the problem is they just love women too much. They can’t trust themselves around them - that’s how much they love women. In fact, I don’t think this rule goes far enough: Ryan should ban women from being seen in public full stop, and all menstruating women should be sent to caves, those bleeding, irresistible temptresses, until they are clean again for their husband’s consumption.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:17:43pm

re: #219 Varek Raith

Guns?
Please.
SWORDS>>>>>GUNS.

V for Vendetta - Final Fight Scene

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:18:03pm

re: #219 Varek Raith

Guns?
Please.
SWORDS>>>>>GUNS.

What about a gun which shoots swords?

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Teukka  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:18:49pm

re: #174 Jack Burton

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Alas, I has only one upding to give :)

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:18:50pm

What is it with this family. Do they have no impulse control?

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piratedan  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:19:06pm

I still wish I understood why the Right finds the left so fucking terrifying… what do we want?

a) affordable health care
b) equal treatment under the law for everyone
c) affordable education
d) clean air, clean water and safe food
e) the right to worship, no matter the religion

now that I look at it, I can see why they’re mortified….

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:19:20pm

re: #224 Ace-o-aces

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What is it with this family. Do they have no impulse control?

No.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:19:35pm

re: #217 Ace Rothstein

I went to the shooting range yesterday with a wingnut buddy of mine. He felt it necessary to announce to whoever would listen that I was his “liberal friend.” Someone asked me how I could be a liberal and be a gun owner. I replied “Liberals like guns too. We just keep quiet about it, know what I mean?” (as I raised my eyebrows up Jack Nicholson style)

I got the same question when I first moved here from the village gun shop owner. I basically gave the same answer.

The II Amendment, like all the amendments in the Bill of Rights, is a creation of liberal thought of the day.

Even including the first clause of the amendment (which the NRA seems to have some sort of aversion to), involving a militia comprised of the people (and the clause in the main body of the Constitution concerning arming and training the militia - Article I Clauses 15 and 16) were very liberal for the day. There is no way the illiberal governments of the time would arm and train the commoners.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:19:45pm

re: #219 Varek Raith

Guns?
Please.
SWORDS>>>>>GUNS.

A properly balanced sword is the most versatile weapon for close quarters ever devised. Pistols and guns are all offense, no defense; close on him fast and a man with a gun can’t shoot, he has to stop you before you reach him. Close on a man carrying a blade and you’ll be spitted like a roast pigeon — unless you have a blade and can use it better than he can.
A sword never jams, never has to be reloaded, is always ready. Its worst shortcoming is that it takes great skill and patient, loving practice to gain that skill; it can’t be taught to raw recruits in weeks, nor even months..

- Robert Heinlein, “Glory Road”

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:19:57pm

re: #225 piratedan

f) the right to not worship, if one so chooses.

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:20:47pm

re: #219 Varek Raith

Guns?
Please.
SWORDS>>>>>GUNS.

This is mine. kultofathena.com

The same company makes a nice Falcata I’d like to get when I have enough money to spare.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:21:25pm

re: #219 Varek Raith

Guns?
Please.
SWORDS>>>>>GUNS.

House Bill 1935 illegal knives repeal

AUSTIN, Texas - Beginning September 1st, people over the age of 18 in Texas will no longer face restrictions on knife lengths.

Currently, knife blades must be 5 1/2 inches or shorter to be carried in public. But House Bill 1935 signed into law recently will remove those restrictions.

That means people will be able to legally carry daggers, spears, swords, Bowie knives and even machetes.

The only places where they will not be allowed are bars, schools, sporting events, hospitals, churches and polling locations, also airports, government buildings and correctional facilities.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:22:58pm

re: #222 Kragar

What about a gun which shoots swords?

Or a sword that shoots guns. (That doesn’t seem as if it would be very helpful, unless you brained someone with said gun.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:23:34pm

re: #230 William Lewis

In my younger days. The point is faster than the edge.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:25:27pm

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹

Or a sword that shoots guns. (That doesn’t seem as if it would be very helpful, unless you brained someone with said gun.)

YouTube

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dangerman  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:26:58pm

re: #233 Blind Frog Belly White

In my younger days. The point is faster than the edge.

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i’da sworn that was a picture of me

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William Lewis  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:27:18pm

re: #233 Blind Frog Belly White

In my younger days. The point is faster than the edge.

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Yes, it is, but carry a 9”~12” buckler in the off hand and the flexibility of saber like cut and thrust gives a better overall weapon. A relatively short but well balanced blade is good in the modern world too.

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:28:54pm

I love this moment

Kingsman: The Secret Service Church Scene

“Hail Satan, and have a lovely afternoon madam.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:29:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:29:56pm

Well, Texas trying to repeal it’s blade length law is at least consistent with their open-carry rules.

Swords and such are arms, every bit as much as a gun is.

Would the law allow bringing a scythe into a mall?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:30:22pm
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Varek Raith  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:32:03pm

re: #222 Kragar

What about a gun which shoots swords?

I’ll allow it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:32:18pm

re: #239 Anymouse 🌹

Well, Texas trying to repeal it’s blade length law is at least consistent with their open-carry rules.

Swords and such are arms, every bit as much as a gun is.

Would the law allow bringing a scythe into a mall?

Only if you’re wearing a long black robe…

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Interesting Times  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:32:46pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:33:54pm

re: #236 William Lewis

Yes, it is, but carry a 9”~12” buckler in the off hand and the flexibility of saber like cut and thrust gives a better overall weapon. A relatively short but well balanced blade is good in the modern world too.

But using your off hand exposes your entire front to attack. There’s a reason the en garde is what it is.

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:36:32pm

re: #244 Blind Frog Belly White

But using your off hand exposes your entire front to attack. There’s a reason the en garde is what it is.

Just make sure you also have plenty of extra swords on hand.

13 Assassins (8/11) Movie CLIP - Kill the Men That Get Past Me (2010) HD

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:36:50pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:37:29pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:39:10pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:39:18pm

re: #244 Blind Frog Belly White

Personally, I always liked this pic - why you don’t dick around trying to be cutesy with a lantern instead of something useful….

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:39:39pm

re: #247 Charles Johnson

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Mattand  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:40:33pm

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹

1,430 square miles. Approximately 350 cattle per square mile.

I got the number of people wrong, it’s about 5,000.

Approximately 3.5 people per square mile (that half person is probably pretty bloody). If you take out the three incorporated cities’ populaces (the county seat, Bayard, and my town - since they represent only a fraction of the land area), they represent more than half the people in the county.

So outside the three towns, the population density is about 1 per square mile.

The Wikipedia article shows a bunch of towns here, but in reality all are ghost towns except for Bridgeport, Bayard, and Broadwater (the three incorporated cities).

en.wikipedia.org (Morrill County, Nebr.)

LOL, for comparison: our neighbor to the south, the state of Delaware is 2491 square miles and has a population of 945,000.

Our neighbor to the west, Philadelphia, is 141.7 square miles, with a population of 1.56 million.

My own town is 24 square miles with a population of 71,000.

You guys got a boatload of open space out there.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:41:27pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:43:32pm

re: #251 Mattand

LOL, for comparison: our neighbor to the south, the state of Delaware is 2491 square miles and has a population of 945,000.

Our neighbor to the west, Philadelphia, is 141.7 square miles, with a population of 1.56 million.

My own town is 24 square miles with a population of 71,000.

You guys got a boatload of open space out there.

That’s why we still travel by prairie schooner. /s

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:45:20pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:46:12pm

This is an actual Fox News headline==>

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:48:29pm

re: #255 The Vicious Babushka

This is an actual Fox News headline==>

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Here’s hoping.

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:48:31pm

re: #255 The Vicious Babushka

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Varek Raith  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:48:45pm

re: #255 The Vicious Babushka

This is an actual Fox News headline==>

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Also, looking to hire an editor.
xD

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Unabogie  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:49:07pm
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Mattand  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:49:08pm

re: #253 Anymouse 🌹

That’s why we still travel by prairie schooner. /s

Just make sure you don’t die of dysentery.

Throwing that one out there for the five to nine Millennials who frequent this site.

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Varek Raith  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:50:10pm

So…
Trump Jr. hired a mob lawyer?
Man, them optics!

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ObserverArt  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:51:00pm

re: #255 The Vicious Babushka

This is an actual Fox News headline==>

Fox News ✔ @FoxNews
Trump officials could soon refill Gitmo.
5:21 PM - 9 Jul 2017
1,194 1,194 Retweets 4,146 4,146 likes

With Trump, family, his staff and other conspirators.

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451_Montag  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:54:16pm

re: #233 Blind Frog Belly White

In my younger days. The point is faster than the edge.

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Cool.

Timely news. Yesterday my not quite 7 year old boy enters his first contest (foil). Won his own age group 6-9 and got joint 3rd in 10-12 category!!!

Proud dad

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Mattand  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:54:28pm

re: #262 Varek Raith

So…
Trump Jr. hired a mob lawyer?
Man, them optics!

I’m loving his “Yeah, well that’s what the Clintons did, so NYAH NYAH!”

As someone above pointed out, Fredo* has been saying for years that Hillary Clinton is a criminal. So he’s kinda subconsciously saying he’s guilty of something.

What a fucking idiot. I’m really beginning to think inbreeding may have been a problem somewhere in the Drumpf family tree stump.

*I mentioned earlier today that a news site (I forget which) is reporting that White House officials have been referring to Donnie, Jr. as Fredo Corlenone.

It never stops being funny…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:57:18pm

re: #265 Mattand

You’d think the first thing Don Jr.’s mob lawyer would do is tell him to shut up (and maybe smash his cell phone)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:58:29pm

Life in the fast lane.

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plansbandc  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:58:47pm

re: #205 FormerDirtDart

They still donate millions to anti gay groups. Will not give them money ever.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:59:03pm
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plansbandc  Jul 10, 2017 • 5:59:49pm

re: #247 Charles Johnson

It’s the end of our country as we’ve known it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:01:27pm

Charles Pierce at Esquire on Donald Trump Jr.’s ever-changing story:

esquire.com

This, then, is Junior’s official explanation: I thought we were colluding to ratfck the Democratic candidate, and the presidential election in general, but then she started talking about getting the mobsters’ money back. Bitch set me up.

This is not an argument I would bring to court.

Right now, there are more Russians involved in this story than there are in War and Peace. Many of them have the power to cloud men’s minds; how else to explain the fact that both Kushner and Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III both forgot to mention to the responsible vetting agencies meetings with various Russians. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if the statue in the Lincoln Memorial was wearing a fur hat some morning very soon. At this point, I wouldn’t be shocked if the R in Rhode Island suddenly turned backwards.

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bratwurst  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:03:21pm

This is an awful man on an awful network.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:03:30pm

re: #224 Ace-o-aces

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What is it with this family. Do they have no impulse control?

No, no they don’t because they all think they’re fucking bulletproof.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:08:01pm

re: #264 451_Montag

Cool.

Timely news. Yesterday my not quite 7 year old boy enters his first contest (foil). Won his own age group 6-9 and got joint 3rd in 10-12 category!!!

Proud dad

Fantastic! I didn’t have a chance to fence till I got to college! And even there we didn’t have a coach, just a club, which depended on students who had fenced in high school. Lucky for me, the President of the club when I was there had been taking lessons for years at Salle Csiszar in Philadelphia, so the teaching was pretty good.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:08:11pm

re: #270 plansbandc

It’s the end of our country as we’ve known it.

And I don’t feel fine.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:10:54pm

re: #272 bratwurst

This is an awful man on an awful network.

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“And by “the West”, obviously, I mean White People. But not White People who aren’t Christian, or Straight, or Male.”

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garzooma  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:11:04pm

So last month, it was reported that Trump gave Chief of Staff Reince Priebus until July 4th to clean up the dysfunction in the WH. We just learned that no fewer than 5 staffers offered up information trashing Donnie Jr.

You might think that would be a problem for Reince. On the other hand, Trump is given to make empty threats. It will be interesting to see what Trump fail wins out.

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Kragar  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:11:23pm

re: #272 bratwurst

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:13:17pm

It’s Official: Republicans Really Really Hate Book Learnin’ (goes to Wonkette)

They go over Pew Research surveys going back to 2010. In the last two years, there has been a dramatic plunge in the number of conservatives who think university and colleges are good for the nation. (Article includes charts of polling of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents)

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Stanley Sea  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:13:49pm

It’s news o’clock!

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Renaissance_Man  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:15:05pm

re: #273 Eclectic Cyborg

No, no they don’t because they all think they’re fucking bulletproof.

Until such time as there are actual legal or electoral consequences to any of these actions, they are.

I don’t mean to be negative about it. But the reality is that the likelihood of any such consequences are vanishingly small. Much hinges on just one man, Robert Mueller, who has an excellent reputation, but that’s all there is to base any of this hope on.

Most likely, Mueller’s investigation will bring about an indictment against someone relatively fringe, like Flynn, and that will be the end of it. That person will go on to a well paid job at FOX and nothing more will happen.

But let’s, for the sake of argument, say that Mueller indicts more people, or someone higher up. At any time, the office of the President can step in, remove Mueller, end the investigation, and that will be that. Or pardon those accused of any crime and absolve them of any wrongdoing. No further consequences. The end.

In a democracy, there are supposed to be safeguards against such autocratic actions. The power of Congress is supposed to be a check and balance against a dictator. But Congress won’t do any such thing, because they like it that way - one addled king distracting the media with tweets while they go about the business of stealing public money. Of course, the check and balance against Congress is that they can be voted out, but that won’t happen either, because they can rewrite and change the rules to make sure that doesn’t happen. And they now know that no matter what they do, no matter what crime, no matter how autocratic or evil, about 50% of the country will happily support it because they’re told to.

Imagine what evil men might do when they realise there are no consequences to their actions. Well, that’s the reality for the Trumps and the Republicans. And now we are seeing, and will see yet, what such men will do.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:15:06pm

re: #280 Stanley Sea

It’s news o’clock!

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Fu-u-uck……

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Stanley Sea  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:15:16pm

Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:16:15pm

Considering Rachel Maddow’s warning a few days ago about information shopped to news agencies, one wonders if this is what she was warning of. (She did not say what it was that was being shopped around.)

Your daily Debbie Downer statement.

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b.d.  Jul 10, 2017 • 6:17:59pm

re: #280 Stanley Sea

It’s news o’clock!

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If he didn’t get that email on a private server then all should be good then.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 10, 2017 • 7:09:21pm

re: #272 bratwurst

This is an awful man on an awful network.

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I always find it strange that Tucker has to hashtag his own name in his tweets.

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BeachDem  Jul 10, 2017 • 8:06:27pm

re: #238 FormerDirtDart

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If they get much more “integrity” on the panel, it might just sink into a black hole. I thought the unholy trinity of Kobach, Von Spakovsky and Blackwell was MORE than enough to insure that they had all the worst of the worst.

And, changing subjects, I can’t stand Douthat, but this is funny (particularly for “Burn Afer Reading” fans)


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