And Now, Some Wacky Surf-Jazz From Snarky Puppy Spinoff Forq: “Cowabunghole”

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“Cowabunghole” off of Forq’s 2017 album “Thrēq,” out August 4th on GroundUP Music.

Pre-order available now:
Physical: store.groundupmusic.net
Digital (receive download of “Cowabunghole” instantly): radi.al

Henry Hey - Keyboards
Chris McQueen - Guitars
Michael League - Bass
Jason “JT” Thomas - Drums

Recorded by Nic Hard at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, New York.
Mixed by Nic Hard at Atlantic Sound Studio in Brooklyn, New York.
Mastered by Dave McNair at Dave McNair Mastering in Winston Salem, NC

Video directed by Andy LaViolette for Mr. Magic Carpet Ride Productions.
andylaviolette.com
Filmed by Andy LaViolette, Simon “C.F.” Yu, and Yusuke Suzuki.

Forq logo design by Dave Croy

Management and Booking -
USA:
Eric Gerber - Royal Artists Group
Gerber.royalartistgroup@gmail.com

Europe and elsewhere:
Mike Bindraban - mike@goodmusiccompany.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 23, 2017 • 9:27:40pm

Massive Montana fire still 0% contained, has now burnt 226,000 acres and is still spreading (Lodgepole Complex Fire).

inciweb.nwcg.gov

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Kragar  Jul 23, 2017 • 9:31:44pm
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JordanRules  Jul 23, 2017 • 9:38:55pm

This type of thread continues to be needed because people continue to bullshit about HRC and policy based campaigning.

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2017 • 9:42:33pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

Massive Montana fire still 0% contained, has now burnt 226,000 acres and is still spreading (Lodgepole Complex Fire).

inciweb.nwcg.gov

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Targetpractice  Jul 23, 2017 • 9:54:38pm

re: #2 Kragar

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We pretty much know how it’s going to go: Trump will have another “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest” non-order order moment and Jefferson Beauregard will carry it out dutifully. Rosenstein will either fire Mueller or have his own resignation forced so that somebody who will comply can be found to fill his slot pending a formal nomination. Mueller will be fired, the DNC will scream bloody murder, and the GOP will immediately circle the wagons. They’ll say that Sessions made the decision on his own to fire Mueller, that he must have had a “good reason” to do so, and that’s it’s ridiculous to think Trump would do something so foolhardy as fire the guy investigating him.

Of course, then days later, Trump will run his mouth off about how he ordered Mueller fired, had intended to do so for awhile, and the reason for doing so was because he still believes the whole thing a “witch hunt” that needs to go away.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 23, 2017 • 9:55:40pm
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Kragar  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:04:48pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:06:48pm

re: #7 Kragar

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Your tetanus booster up to date?

/

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:08:25pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

Your tetanus booster up to date?

/

That can be remedied quickly.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:08:28pm

re: #7 Kragar

Ouch. I hope it wasn’t serious.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:11:03pm

huffingtonpost.com

Video of President Obama in 2010, answering a question from Anthony Scaramucci. Scaramucci was complaining how Obama was “beating up on Wall Street” and that Wall Street and Main Street are really connected.

Mr. Obama shut him down quite handily.

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Kragar  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:22:07pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹

Ouch. I hope it wasn’t serious.

Definitely woke me up, but not too bad.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:27:31pm

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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That’s nothing. I curse Donald Trump and his lesser devils every day of the month. Come to think of it, I was born within sight of Stonehenge on the summer solstice. A wizard after all?

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No Depression  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:28:49pm

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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Lana Del Rey doesn’t even identify as a feminist tho lol

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Targetpractice  Jul 23, 2017 • 10:40:48pm

So apparently wingnuts believe the Russians such l337 hax0rs that they could successfully get into Hillary’s email server and read her emails in real-time without leaving a single trace, could do the same with the DNC server, BUT at the same time such incompetent boobs that they couldn’t hack our election infrastructure without leaving some sort of trace.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 23, 2017 • 11:10:27pm

re: #15 Targetpractice

Yup. They need the story to be that way. If they admit that the DNC could be hacked and detected, then the possibility exists state systems could too. If the state systems couldn’t be hacked without a trace, then the DNC can’t be either. (Hence also all the wingnut calls of “why didn’t the DNC turn over their servers/drives/mice & joysticks to the FBI - when the FBI doesn’t need any of that anyway, and wingnuts also don’t know if the DNC did or not.)

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2017 • 11:33:46pm
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piratedan  Jul 23, 2017 • 11:34:26pm

re: #2 Kragar

yeah, they’ve been stalwart American patriots in regards to the integrity of our elections, the prosecution of perjury by the AG, the violations of the emoluments clauses and the lying on security and financial forms by the current staff of this administration, I’m positive that the firing of Mueller will be some kind of political Rubicon for them.

Mitch McConnell only cares for rules if he can use them to further his agenda, otherwise, he has no issues whatsoever about adherence to custom or policy.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 23, 2017 • 11:41:32pm

re: #17 teleskiguy

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 23, 2017 • 11:56:31pm
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Nyet  Jul 23, 2017 • 11:59:41pm

So dumb.

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Nyet  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:09:06am

re: #21 Nyet

And it gets worse.

Has she ever been to a school?

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teleskiguy  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:10:29am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:11:41am

re: #21 Nyet

So dumb.

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“I been to ever’ state but Canada.”
“Even Mexico?”
“Yep, even Mexico.”

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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:16:15am
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:20:21am

Weird.

I looked it up, he really is relatively broke. Dude has compulsive spending issues, blew through something like $150 million buying 15 homes, a lear jet, a dinosaur skull, some albino cobras, a shark, an octopus, a crocodile, a private island and also got fined millions for not paying taxes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:21:06am
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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:23:41am

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Oh man. I would’ve thought this was a movie thing. Interesting.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:25:43am
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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:38:11am

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

Did you see Daniel Radcliff do their Alphabet Aerobics on Fallon?
So fun and unexpected.

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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:49:26am

Signal boosting this thread…

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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 12:54:03am

Love!!!!

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:02:47am

re: #30 JordanRules

Did you see Daniel Radcliff do their Alphabet Aerobics on Fallon?
So fun and unexpected.

Yeah. My ex wife and I saw them at Bumbershoot in Seattle I wanna say around 2002/2003.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:06:43am

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

It was 2002.

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sagehen  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:14:47am

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Weird.

[Embedded content]

I looked it up, he really is relatively broke. Dude has compulsive spending issues, blew through something like $150 million buying 15 homes, a lear jet, a dinosaur skull, some albino cobras, a shark, an octopus, a crocodile, a private island and also got fined millions for not paying taxes.

The “not paying taxes” thing wasn’t him being a scofflaw. He thouheght he’d been paying them, and was 7 years behind by the time he found out (through being charged with tax evasion) that actually, his crooked business manager had been stealing the money instead of remitting it.

To make things worse, this all surfaced at the worst part of the recession, right after t

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Nyet  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:14:56am

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Well, at least that costume mostly shields him from the bees.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:15:49am

re: #35 sagehen

The “not paying taxes” thing wasn’t him being a scofflaw. He thouheght he’d been paying them, and was 7 years behind by the time he found out (through being charged with tax evasion) that actually, his crooked business manager had been stealing the money instead of remitting it.

Leonard Cohen had a similar problem, as did the Rolling Stones…”Exile on Main Street” was made in France while they were living as tax exiles…

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Nyet  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:24:17am

Some “Russian” photoshops of Cage. A couple are neat.

meduza.io

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:28:58am

re: #35 sagehen

The “not paying taxes” thing wasn’t him being a scofflaw. He thouheght he’d been paying them, and was 7 years behind by the time he found out (through being charged with tax evasion) that actually, his crooked business manager had been stealing the money instead of remitting it.

To make things worse, this all surfaced at the worst part of the recession, right after t

Color me skeptical, Levin was never charged with a financial crime and what you’re describing is textbook fraud and embezzlement.

Levin has been relatively quiet, but if he’s still up for working with high-net-worth celebrities, he’s probably doing things differently now.

First, he only had a verbal agreement with Cage in the first place. While he didn’t have any kind of discretionary power over the accounts - Cage always wrote the checks - it’s still good practice to draw up formal papers you may need to show a judge some day.

Second, he knew this relationship was going to need tough love. Cage was already out of control. If Levin truly believed he could have reined him in, great. Otherwise, limit the relationship and the liability to what you can handle.

Finally, Levin wrestled with Cage for years about the spending, the extreme concentration on luxury real estate and the taxes. In 2007 alone, Cage bought $33 million worth of mansions and shorted the IRS by well over $6 million.

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:29:26am

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Weird.

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I looked it up, he really is relatively broke. Dude has compulsive spending issues, blew through something like $150 million buying 15 homes, a lear jet, a dinosaur skull, some albino cobras, a shark, an octopus, a crocodile, a private island and also got fined millions for not paying taxes.

Certainly explains his IMDb page…

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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:36:53am

re: #38 Nyet

Ha! His facial expression makes some of them hilarious.

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:40:42am

Hey Nick, blink twice if you’re being held hostage.

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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:40:52am

Adding ‘calling Senator Flake’ to my task list for every day this week.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:47:07am

Somewhat relevant to the Nic Cage story:

I’m not going to say that what Buffett has achieved in more than a half century of investing is attainable by ordinary mortals. Last year his company’s stock price rose 23%, which is about double the return of the S&P 500 stock index. That’s incredibly tough to do in any year. Most of us never come close to that in any year.

But once you read down past the superior results of all the companies Berkshire owns stakes in — from Apple to Geico — you’ll find advice for the rest of us. In this year’s report, one had to venture to page 21 to find something really juicy: For most people, active fund investment management is a losing bet.

First, a little background on why Buffett reached this conclusion. Back in 2005, he made a bet with an investment manager that:

“Active investment management by professionals - in aggregate - would over a period of years underperform the returns achieved by rank amateurs who simply sat still. I explained that the massive fees levied by a variety of “helpers” would leave their clients - again in aggregate - worse off than if the amateurs simply invested in an unmanaged low-cost index fund.”

So far, Buffett is winning the bet by a large margin. At the time, Buffett used hedge funds as a model for active management. These “funds of funds” are vehicles for mostly high net-worth investors and charge an outrageous 2% annual management fee plus take 20% of the profits. There are only a handful of managers who justify that kind of compensation.

According to The New York Times, Buffett has been dead-on since 2005: “A standard S&P index fund overseen by Vanguard is up 85 percent, easily outpacing the hedge funds’ return of 22 percent. Annually, the gap is just as wide: 7 percent for the index fund and 2.2 percent for the hedge funds.

Basically the big takeaway is shun financial advisors like the plague. If you need someone to manage the day to day of a real business operation that’s one thing, but even the average amateur new to the market can do better by simply investing in an unmanaged fund that tracks the S&P than the vast majority of actively managed funds will ever return. And yes you can do a lot better if you do some research and invest in individual stocks, but the risk is also a lot greater. If all you’re looking for is a hands off approach with a solid track record, follow Buffet’s advice.

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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:57:26am

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

There are only a handful of managers who justify that kind of compensation

I can’t help but be curious about these folks. Just statistical winners I’d assume, but I imagine they feed the narrative bigly.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 24, 2017 • 1:59:14am

Deep thoughts from Kurt Schlichter at Townhall:

The news that Southern-fried rock/rapper Kid Rock will be running for some timeserving Dem hack’s Senate seat in Michigan should make every normal American smile and spill a 40 to his homies. The future Senator Rock deserves your eager support for two critical reasons: First, it will drive the liberals insane. Second, it will make George Will and the rest of Team Fredocon soil themselves.

“Kid Rock? Oh, well I never!” You simpering sissies. I’ll take his nasty stringy mop and torn wife beater over your preferred weasels’ coiffed politician/newscaster hair and Gucci loafers.

No, he didn’t go to some Ivy League snob factory and all he’s got to rely on are attitude, common sense, and a love of actual Americans (especially our troops). But wait - you want “conservatism.” A fat lot of good your version of conservatism’s done us. It’s always waiting up there ahead, just after the next election cycle, and in the meantime, we’ll compromise and make some more excuses.

No, we’re past voting for the ideology. Now we’re ready to vote for the id.

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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2017 • 2:03:00am

re: #46 Timothy Watson

Deep thoughts from Kurt Schlichter at Townhall:

I honestly can’t be sure if this shit is supposed to be satire, sarcasm, or totally serious.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2017 • 2:04:40am

re: #47 Targetpractice

I honestly can’t be sure if this shit is supposed to be satire, sarcasm, or totally serious.

American politics has long since become such a bad parody of itself that it is impossible to tell the difference.

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JordanRules  Jul 24, 2017 • 2:07:50am

re: #47 Targetpractice

*deep exhale*
Thought it was just me.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 2:23:27am

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

P.S. If you aren’t risk averse and are looking for individual stocks to invest in my only advice right now is that you should do some serious research into how the advances in deep learning software & AI are going to disrupt all kinds of jobs and industries over the next two decades. Not gonna give any specific recommendations, just saying that I predict that we’re looking at another fairly massive reshaping of the economy and as a result there are going to be a few inevitable big winners and a significant number of losers. The key difference is this time around the people who lose their livelihoods & nest eggs aren’t going to be able to blame immigrants and foreigners for their misfortunes.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 2:26:52am

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

This is strangely apropos:

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ozharas  Jul 24, 2017 • 3:37:03am

Polish president vetoes 2 of the 3 judicial reforms that were so heavily protested.

bbc.com

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 24, 2017 • 3:42:00am

Update on the San Antonio death truck.
9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said.

“We’re looking at a human-trafficking crime,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, calling it “a horrific tragedy.”

One U.S. official said Sunday evening that 17 of those rescued were being treated for injuries that were considered life-threatening. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information has not been publicly released.

Police found 39 people in the truck when they arrived, 8 already dead and 1 who died a little later at a hospital. According to survivors there were originally over a hundred people in the trailer. Witnesses said that cars and trucks had been picking people up from the truck in ones and twos all evening. What this means is that the occupants could have left at any time and sought aid, as one eventually did. Why did they not leave and try to find water and help earlier? I don’t know but we may eventually learn that they stayed because they were terrified of immediate arrest and deportation, ending the dream for which they had paid and endured so much. Indeed, some occupants who were still able to run reportedly fled into nearby trees when police arrived. Tragically, they probably will in fact be deported as soon as they have recovered.

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freetoken  Jul 24, 2017 • 3:45:14am

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

It is so sad, and infuriating that the xenophobes in this country want to get their hate on rather that see immigrants as people.

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freetoken  Jul 24, 2017 • 3:45:26am
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Targetpractice  Jul 24, 2017 • 3:48:25am

Prince Valium has released his official statement to Congress:

Long and short of it: Everything reported about him is all lies, he’s totally innocent of the accusations.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 24, 2017 • 4:01:51am

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Weird.

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I looked it up, he really is relatively broke. Dude has compulsive spending issues, blew through something like $150 million buying 15 homes, a lear jet, a dinosaur skull, some albino cobras, a shark, an octopus, a crocodile, a private island and also got fined millions for not paying taxes.

That explains some of his dubious movie roles.

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jeffreyw  Jul 24, 2017 • 4:06:46am

Imgur


Good morning!

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2017 • 4:24:25am

re: #54 freetoken

It is so sad, and infuriating that the xenophobes in this country want to get their hate on rather that see immigrants as people.

slaves arent people
( enter ethnicity) arent people
immigrants arent people

its a pattern
only *we* are human/real/authentic/people, else the narrative wont work and they cant get what they want

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fern01  Jul 24, 2017 • 4:30:55am

re: #56 Targetpractice

Prince Valium has released his official statement to Congress:

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Long and short of it: Everything reported about him is all lies, he’s totally innocent of the accusations.

Yep - all the fault of the Russians - or some others in the campaign. The buck never stops with anyone in the Trump family.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 24, 2017 • 4:33:20am

re: #59 dangerman

slaves arent people
( enter ethnicity) arent people
immigrants arent people

its a pattern
only *we* are human/real/authentic/people, else the narrative wont work and they cant get what they want

Along those lines …

‘Foreign dogs!” Racist woman says Chinese couple shouldn’t be allowed to sit at NYC McDonald’s
shanghaiist.com

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I cannot.  Jul 24, 2017 • 4:33:35am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 5:28:49am

re: #56 Targetpractice

Prince Valium has released his official statement to Congress:

Long and short of it: Everything reported about him is all lies, he’s totally innocent of the accusations.

“I went to the meeting but there was no dirt on Hillary so I texted someone to call me so I could get out of it.”

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 5:37:03am

re: #47 Targetpractice

A couple parts have the ring of…not quite ‘truth’ but what passes for authenticity in the new Trumpian wingnut world:

No, he didn’t go to some Ivy League snob factory and all he’s got to rely on are attitude, common sense, and a love of actual Americans (especially our troops).

No, we’re past voting for the ideology. Now we’re ready to vote for the id.

First we have the tried and true division of ‘actual’ versus ‘fake’ Americans. Second we have the recognition that because not all ‘conservatives’ are on the TrumpTrain, ideological considerations can no longer be the justification for voting or the basis for their glorious future society.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 5:40:15am

re: #20 goddamnedfrank

It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.

— Donald J. Trump

This is the day that Donald Trump became president….

/

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 5:49:03am

This July 20 column from Jennifer Rubin is just brutal:

“This is what happens when you have a president making policy based on his own lies — you have to keep telling that lie, even when the logical extension is questioning the president’s own election, as Kobach conceded,” former Justice Department public relations director Matt Miller told me. “The problem is that the policy that will be produced will be deeply damaging to millions of Americans.

“Even beyond Kobach’s babbling and the danger he will rationalize voter-suppression measures based on non-existent voter fraud, Kobach and others on the commission play the role of useful idiot for Russia when they speak this way. After all, Russia’s larger plan is to discredit Western democracies and treat our open and free elections as no more legitimate than Vladimir Putin’s rigged system. “It’s the latest example of Trump’s apparatchiks trying to curry favor with the boss by telling him what he wants to hear, no matter how outrageous or outlandish,” observes Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution. “Trump and Kobach are ignoring the very real threat to U.S. democracy and inventing one that serves their own personal interests. Meanwhile, the Russian threat to American democracy gathers unhindered.”

And that in a nutshell is the problem: We have an administration that finds it more helpful to fan Russian propaganda than to speak simple truths about America’s democratic system and Russia’s corrupt thugocracy. Supporting Russian propaganda now seems part and parcel of the commission’s assignment. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) remarked to me, “The far right has never seemed to care about facts in their crusade to keep certain people from voting, but this astonishing denial of the election outcome stands out as the kind of phoniness that undermines the country’s faith in the very democratic institutions our system is built on. This is nonsense, but it’s dangerous nonsense.”

washingtonpost.com

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 5:59:55am

Early morning here at LGF headquarters, Washington, DC branch.

Got here, the coffee was on, but looks like no donuts yet. Oh well, guess I’ll go get us supplied.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:09:13am

re: #66 Sir John Barron

This July 20 column from Jennifer Rubin is just brutal:

washingtonpost.com

In before someone says “Fuck Rubin for helping Republicans all these years.” Just don’t.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:09:52am

re: #21 Nyet

re: #22 Nyet

Oh good lord. Where’s Carmen Sandiego when we need her?

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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:13:04am
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dangerman  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:18:43am

re: #70 Myron Falwell

[Embedded content]So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?

errrm, cause she’s not the president?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:19:09am

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

Massive Montana fire still 0% contained, has now burnt 226,000 acres and is still spreading (Lodgepole Complex Fire).

inciweb.nwcg.gov

Lodgepole pines are extremely flammable and the fire spreads well from the tree tops. They are also need fire to propagate.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:22:56am

re: #70 Myron Falwell

So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?

— Donald J. Trump

Starting to think Trump is just mocking his own supporters now.

////

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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:24:48am

re: #71 dangerman

errrm, cause she’s not the president?

Trump would still insist that Hillary’s “misdeeds” (gag) deserve to be investigated during his own post-conviction sentencing hearing.

Assuming it gets that far, of course.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:25:10am

re: #70 Myron Falwell

So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?

— Donald J. Trump

Maybe because Hillary isn’t accused of any “crimes”, isn’t “crooked”, isn’t president (you are), and hasn’t spent the past year denying Russian complicity in hacking the Democratic National Committee.

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I cannot.  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:25:21am

re: #69 Myron Falwell

Oh good lord. Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego when we need her?

FTFY

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:26:33am

re: #74 Myron Falwell

Trump would still insist that Hillary’s “misdeeds” (gag) deserve to be investigated during his own post-conviction sentencing hearing.

If Mueller turns up something related to contacts between Clinton and Russia leading to voting issues, I would expect him to investigate. But, we know from back in September that when the Russians tried to contact her campaign, Clinton said no.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:27:21am

re: #70 Myron Falwell

So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?

— Donald J. Trump

Why would Hillary’s “Russia relations” matter if “anyone would have taken that meeting”?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:28:46am

re: #70 Myron Falwell

So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?

— Donald J. Trump

So, among other things, Trump is complaining that his own AG isn’t investigating Clinton? Do I have that right?

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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:28:58am

re: #76 I cannot.

FTFY

I regret but one upding.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:29:58am

re: #22 Nyet

And it gets worse.

Has she ever been to a school?

At least she accepted the correction. Sometimes, we do make mistakes.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:31:56am

re: #77 Belafon

re: #79 Sir John Barron

Trump still thinks the government works like his corporate offices. He can’t wrap his small mind around separation of powers, investigators following the evidence instead of orders and actually finally being responsible to others. All of us.

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lizardofid  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:35:44am

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

P.S. If you aren’t risk averse and are looking for individual stocks to invest in my only advice right now is that you should do some serious research into how the advances in deep learning software & AI are going to disrupt all kinds of jobs and industries over the next two decades. Not gonna give any specific recommendations, just saying that I predict that we’re looking at another fairly massive reshaping of the economy and as a result there are going to be a few inevitable big winners and a significant number of losers. The key difference is this time around the people who lose their livelihoods & nest eggs aren’t going to be able to blame immigrants and foreigners for their misfortunes.

The black swans are breeding like rabbits.

Oh, and good morning all!

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Kilroy was here  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:37:22am

Just got a 12 week old farm cat.
I think she has a future in IT.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:37:54am

re: #82 Unshaken Defiance

Trump still thinks the government works like his corporate offices. He can’t wrap his small mind around separation of powers, investigators following the evidence instead of orders and actually finally being responsible to others. All of us.

“Even Republicans in Congress don’t pay obeisance to me, my own AG won’t investigate my former opponent, Senate making my dear son-in-law testify….well, time for another rally!”

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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:40:37am

re: #79 Sir John Barron

So, among other things, Trump is complaining that his own AG isn’t investigating Clinton? Do I have that right?

It sounds like Trump’s complaining that the department in general won’t do it, and because they won’t, they’ll leave Sessions out to dry (thus the “beleaguered” label, casting him as a victim).

Dan Pfeiffer sees it in a similar way:

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:41:38am

re: #46 Timothy Watson

Deep thoughts from Kurt Schlichter at Townhall:

Kid Rock is from an upper-middle-class suburban Detroit family.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:43:37am

re: #86 Myron Falwell

Let me translate this tweet to coherent English: President asks Department of Justice to launch investigation into political adversary

Most of Donny’s tweets need this annotation.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:44:43am

re: #86 Myron Falwell

It sounds like Trump’s complaining that the department in general won’t do it, and because they won’t, they’ll leave Sessions out to dry (thus the “beleaguered” label, casting him as a victim).

Dan Pfeiffer sees it in a similar way:

Although as Trump’s AG, Sessions is already beleaguered. Not that I feel sorry for him.

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darthstar  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:45:54am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:46:36am

re: #51 goddamnedfrank

This is strangely apropos:

[mushrood IDing app]

There are two types of mushroom hunters: highly informed and cautious vs. dead.

This app will increase the number falling into the 2nd column.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:47:38am

re: #89 Sir John Barron

Although as Trump’s AG, Sessions is already beleaguered. Not that I feel sorry for him.

Beleaguer Of The South.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:50:32am

re: #90 darthstar

Whatever Trump has just tweeted, even though Donny says he’s too busy to watch TV.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:54:36am

A quick in-and-out (I have to deliver a water sample):

a) Y’all did it. All the encouraging comments have convinced my wife that we should try out for the Coen Brothers television show as extras on August 1.

b) Kewl things lizards are doing: The Omaha World-Herald published my letter today. Let’s see how many hate phone calls I get (since my name is there, I am easy to track down in a town of 128 on the other side of the state).

omaha.com

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Weaselone  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:56:18am

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

P.S. If you aren’t risk averse and are looking for individual stocks to invest in my only advice right now is that you should do some serious research into how the advances in deep learning software & AI are going to disrupt all kinds of jobs and industries over the next two decades. Not gonna give any specific recommendations, just saying that I predict that we’re looking at another fairly massive reshaping of the economy and as a result there are going to be a few inevitable big winners and a significant number of losers. The key difference is this time around the people who lose their livelihoods & nest eggs aren’t going to be able to blame immigrants and foreigners for their misfortunes.

1. They’ll still blame their misfortune on immigrants and foreigners. They blamed job losses caused by automation on foreigners and immigrants, so there’s no reason they wouldn’t accept immigrants and foreigners as scapegoats for the pain caused by what essentially amounts to another round of automation.

2. My assumption has always been that in the context of the US system, deep learning and AI of sufficient sophistication leads to complete economic collapse. The current paradigm can’t survive in a situation where there is essentially zero demand for labor outside of a handful of highly compensated positions and a larger pool of lowly compensated labor where the nature of the work is so diverse that automation remains cost prohibitive.

3. I’d be more confident on the expert predictions regarding AI and deep learning, if the first jobs on their lists to be replaced weren’t always food service workers. The factors driving automation are A. The cost to automate and B. The value from automating. It always seems like even the experts make the mistake of assuming that easy for humans to do = easy and cheap for machines/AI to do and vice versa, so it’s always low wage service jobs that are going to get replaced first as opposed to say fighter pilots or actuaries where there’s lots of money to be saved, enormous potential to boost performance and the functions almost seem custom built for machine intelligence.

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2017 • 6:56:31am
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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:02:17am

Heh

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:07:37am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:14:45am

re: #97 Myron Falwell

Heh

So much winning.

Next: Newt for State.

/

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:17:45am

re: #86 Myron Falwell

Dan Pfeiffer sees it in a similar way:
“Let me translate this tweet to coherent English: “
[Embedded content]

Because the post word salad president

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:24:20am

re: #81 Belafon

At least she accepted the correction. Sometimes, we do make mistakes.

She was born the year of the Prague Spring, and the eastern bloc as we knew it was stagnant, then collapsing during her formative years. So she grew up “in the gap” and probably wouldn’t have learned much about it unless she majored in that area.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:25:13am
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Dr. Matt  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:27:28am

In summary, the senile and confused fake POTUS has called out specific fellow Americans today by calling them “crooked”, “sleazy”, and “beleaguered”. Pure class. What dignity.

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Semper Fi  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:27:42am

re: #94 Anymouse 🌹

A quick in-and-out (I have to deliver a water sample):

a) Y’all did it. All the encouraging comments have convinced my wife that we should try out for the Coen Brothers television show as extras on August 1.

b) Kewl things lizards are doing: The Omaha World-Herald published my letter today. Let’s see how many hate phone calls I get (since my name is there, I am easy to track down in a town of 128 on the other side of the state).

omaha.com

Item a): Go for it and good luck

item b): Glad it is published…as I agree with every word. They probably wouldn’t have had you not ‘held-back’ a bit.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:29:01am

re: #101 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

She was born the year of the Prague Spring, and the eastern bloc as we knew it was stagnant, then collapsing during her formative years. So she grew up “in the gap” and probably wouldn’t have learned much about it unless she majored in that area.

I went and looked up Yugoslavia. I thought there were a couple of areas involved in its makeup. Instead there were like nine.

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Interesting Times  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:29:56am

You’ll never be able to sing that song in your head the same way again:

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Dr. Matt  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:34:20am

For what it’s worth…..I found this [Trump-Russia Timeline] elsewhere:

June 9, 2016 - Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort meet Russian lawyer at Trump Tower
July 20, 2016 - Jeff Sessions meets Kislyak during the RNC
August 2016 - Roger Stone exchanges messages with Russian hackers
September 8, 2016 - Sessions meets with Kislyak again
December 1 or 2, 2016 - Kushner and Flynn meet Kislyak at Trump Tower
December 13 or 14, 2016 - Kushner meets Russian government banker
December 19, 2016 - Flynn and Kislyak talk on the phone
December 25, 2016 - Flynn texts with Kislyak
December 28, 2016 - Flynn calls Kislyak again
December 29, 2016 - Flynn calls Kislyak another time
Around January 11, 2017 - Erik Prince meets Putin confidant in the Seychelles
July 7, 2017 - Trump and Putin privately meet for nearly an hour after formal meeting

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gocart mozart  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:35:44am
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dangerman  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:36:06am

re: #103 Dr. Matt

In summary, the senile and confused fake POTUS has called out specific fellow Americans today by calling them “crooked”, “sleazy”, and “beleaguered”. Pure class. What dignity.

Not the first time
Won’t be the last

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:38:12am

re: #105 Belafon

I went and looked up Yugoslavia. I thought there were a couple of areas involved in its makeup. Instead there were like nine.

Yes, it takes a lot of time to become remotely knowledgeable.

Off to gym and work. Later….

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ObserverArt  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:42:27am

Morning.

So, Will Jeff Sessions make it through the day and still be AG tomorrow?

You know, Donny did say if he was elected he wanted a full investigation into Hillary and her emails. So, he is pissed Jeffy hasn’t gotten it all going. He needs that so he can hide behind it and use it for the media to switch the heat off him.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:42:47am

re: #103 Dr. Matt

In summary, the senile and confused fake POTUS has called out specific fellow Americans today by calling them “crooked”, “sleazy”, and “beleaguered”. Pure class. What dignity.

Today a day ending in “day”?

Sure is.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:47:07am

fire

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:47:39am

re: #102 Stanley Sea

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Their people are just so much better than our intelligence people. We are exceptional except when put side by side with the great mother Russia I guess.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:48:59am

JFC how brazen can this get?

And Paged

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:49:17am

re: #106 Interesting Times

You’ll never be able to sing that song in your head the same way again:

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weirdly elongated.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:51:04am

Clinton Derangement Syndrome finds a new low.

Jason Chaffetz: Why is Congress questioning Jared Kushner — and not Chelsea Clinton for Benghazi?

“So every time a Democrat says ‘I gotta talk to Donald Trump Jr.,’ then go up and bring Chelsea Clinton in there,” Chaffetz continued, “because she was involved in the Benghazi situation, she was involved with the (Clinton) Foundation.”

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:51:57am
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carey94tt  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:52:09am

b) Kewl things lizards are doing: The Omaha World-Herald published my letter today. Let’s see how many hate phone calls I get (since my name is there, I am easy to track down in a town of 128 on the other side of the state).

omaha.com

No comment section…bummer.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:55:44am

re: #113 Stanley Sea

Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into “Russia,” spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!

— Donald J. Trump

Such classy very leadership

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:56:11am

Mia Farrow is in need of an intervention

And she thinks so too…

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:57:33am

re: #113 Stanley Sea

Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into “Russia,” spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!

— Donald J. Trump

Don’t you have a job?

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:58:16am

re: #121 FormerDirtDart

Mia Farrow is in need of an intervention

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Mia knows what time it is!

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:58:41am

re: #121 FormerDirtDart

Mia Farrow is in need of an intervention

[Embedded content]

I don’t know. I like root beer too. And Barq’s is da bomb.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 24, 2017 • 7:59:13am

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Mia knows what time it is!

In 3 different zones!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:00:23am

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

I was just thinking, Barq’s no problem. Three watches? Maybe a problem. Not judging here. :-)
Or did I miss a trend as happens often?

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wheat-dogg  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:00:41am

re: #115 Unshaken Defiance

Kushner’s RE outfit has been pushing this on Chinese investors for several weeks now. Dworkin is not breaking a new story, but following up an old one.

On one hand, you have Big Daddy Two Scoops trying to keep out foreigners. On the other, you have Jared the Fixer wooing foreigners with investor visas. Do Trump’s supporters care? Nope.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:04:13am

re: #103 Dr. Matt

In summary, the senile and confused fake POTUS has called out specific fellow Americans today by calling them “crooked”, “sleazy”, and “beleaguered”. Pure class. What dignity.

Perhaps he really isn’t senile. This kind of ranting got him elected to the Presidency; why tamper with success?

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:08:25am

re: #113 Stanley Sea

fire

“Ohhh, what’s really going to bake your noodle later on is, if Clinton had won, we would still be calling for these investigations.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:08:34am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:08:52am

re: #127 wheat-dogg

Kushner’s RE outfit has been pushing this on Chinese investors for several weeks now. Dworkin is not breaking a new story, but following up an old one.

On one hand, you have Big Daddy Two Scoops trying to keep out foreigners. On the other, you have Jared the Fixer wooing foreigners with investor visas. Do Trump’s supporters care? Nope.

His supporters are fine with rich immigrants; just not “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore”

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:10:51am

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

Since I can’t get one twitter, let us know if he follows up on Yglesias’s reply.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:11:16am

Because of course he would

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lawhawk  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:14:36am

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

It’s almost as though the media keeps asking Democrats tougher questions (navel gazing them and on substantive policy) than they are the GOP, which is currently in charge and about to completely fuck over the entire health care and insurance sector without so much as sustained hearings and anyone on the GOP side knowing what they’re actually voting on or what they’re going to do to health coverage for 10s of millions of Americans).

Democrats - media always questions every last detail. In many cases, Democrats will respond with substantive policy. Media claims they don’t have enough answers, or policy.

GOP - media gives pass. GOP says blame Democrats for the GOP problems. Media compliant and attacks Democrats when the GOP remains in charge.

IOKIYAR.

We were seeing it with Chris Cuomo yesterday and now with Mark Murray today.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:16:24am

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

The Q we’re asking is where were they are on prescription drug prices, preventing mergers, and job training when they were in charge?

— Mark Murray

Yeah and where are the magical ponies?

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wheat-dogg  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:18:26am

re: #131 Hecuba’s daughter

His supporters are fine with rich immigrants; just not “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore”

True. What burns me more is the patent abuse of the investor visa program, whichhas attracted the attention of the SEC in the past, as recorded in this Wikipedia entry. en.wikipedia.org

China can’t be especially pleased, either, as the EB-5 visa lures Chinese capital out of China, and offers investors and their children opportunities to emigrate to the USA. Beijing is trying mightily to stem both capital flight and emigration, without much success. Rich folks just have more ways to elude governmental regulations than us poor folks do, no matter where they live.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:19:01am

re: #133 Myron Falwell

Because of course he would

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Great for ad revenue.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:20:25am

re: #124 Eventual Carrion

I don’t know. I like root beer too. And Barq’s is da bomb.

I got no problem with root beer, or Barq’s.
But, how many gallons do you need in your fridge at one time?
I see at least 2 &1/4 gallons of root beer (counting the A&W)

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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:20:54am

re: #137 wheat-dogg

Great for ad revenue.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:23:33am

re: #124 Eventual Carrion

I don’t know. I like root beer too. And Barq’s is da bomb.

But Sprecher is flavored with Wisconsin honey!

(Seriously… if you haven’t tried Sprecher yet, you’re missing out on the best root beer ever.)

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:24:31am

re: #132 Belafon

Since I can’t get one twitter, let us know if he follows up on Yglesias’s reply.

He has yet to reply. Been over an hour

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:27:38am

re: #133 Myron Falwell

That dude needs to be more careful what he asks for.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:28:51am

re: #141 FormerDirtDart

He has yet to reply. Been over an hour

He’s probably on to the next whatabout red herring.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:29:40am

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

Can Democrats promise a ‘Better Deal’ with the same Dem leaders in charge?
— Mark Murray

“Hey we’re just asking questions here……”

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:30:50am

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

The Q we’re asking is where were they are on prescription drug prices, preventing mergers, and job training when they were in charge?
— Mark Murray

“What did Democrats do 2009-2017? Did they pass anything at all?”

///

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Stanley Sea  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:31:26am

So the scoop was real. Kushner admits trying to get a back line via the Russian embassy.

holy shit

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:32:41am

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

ACA closed prescription drug doughnut hole.

FCC blocked AT&T/T-Mobile merger.

ARRA contained lots of $$$ for hiring and training.
— Matthew Yglesias

“OK, but besides all that….”

/

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:35:14am
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Myron Falwell  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:35:22am

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

Oh good grief.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:36:41am

A reminder that while everybody is concentrating on Russian collusion, they are forgetting the Trumps are likely neck deep in mob business.

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ObserverArt  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:37:55am

re: #122 Sir John Barron

Don’t you have a job?

He sure does. A new one. He’s a FOXer now.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:42:25am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:43:53am

re: #138 FormerDirtDart

I got no problem with root beer, or Barq’s.
But, how many gallons do you need in your fridge at one time?
I see at least 2 &1/4 gallons of root beer (counting the A&W)

Maybe a root beer float party in her future?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:44:15am

re: #151 ObserverArt

He sure does. A new one. He’s a FOXer now.

I mean Trump. But yes, Chaffetz sure is showing off his fine intellect at Faux, isn’t he?

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:47:39am

re: #139 Myron Falwell

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Can’t win a war holed up in a bunker. I don’t see these yokels having the money nor brain power to develop/purchase high tech mechanical weaponry that can be controlled from inside a bunker. They could plant booby traps and mine fields around their bunkers, but that would just be them imprisoning themselves. On second thought, carry on.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:47:41am

re: #146 Stanley Sea

So the scoop was real. Kushner admits trying to get a back line via the Russian embassy.

holy shit

The idiocy that got these people near the White House is currently the one thing saving us. The American people wouldn’t know how to elect an actual super villain.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:50:12am

re: #155 Eventual Carrion

Can’t win a war holed up in a bunker. I don’t see these yokels having the money nor brain power to develop/purchase high tech mechanical weaponry that can be controlled from inside a bunker. They could plant booby traps and mine fields around their bunkers, but that would just be them imprisoning themselves. On second thought, carry on.

Hoverounds make for poor tactical vehicles.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:50:18am

Sean Spicer ended live on-camera briefings to stop Trump from telling him he sucked at his job: report

Sean Spicer admits he shut off television cameras during daily press briefings to get his boss — President Donald Trump — off his case.

The former White House press secretary, who resigned Friday over a personnel disagreement, stopped allowing cameras because he was tired of Trump complaining about his job performance, according to New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush.

“A lot of us assume, and I think the punditocracy assumed, this was an assault on broadcast journalism,” Thrush said in newspaper’s “The Daily” podcast. “In fact most of it was Spicer not wanting to be on camera so Donald Trump would not yell at him.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:50:26am

re: #150 Ace-o-aces

At this point, they might as well replace “Hail to the Chief” with the theme to the “Sopranos”.

This works, too.

Scarface “Tony Montana” Theme Song

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:52:48am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:54:33am

re: #82 Unshaken Defiance

Trump still thinks the government works like his corporate offices. He can’t wrap his small mind around separation of powers, investigators following the evidence instead of orders and actually finally being responsible to others. All of us.

He seems to think he can get the entire government to sign lifetime NDA’s

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ObserverArt  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:55:22am

re: #154 Sir John Barron

I mean Trump. But yes, Chaffetz sure is showing off his fine intellect at Faux, isn’t he?

I think it says a whole lot about Jason Chaffetz and who he played to the whole time he was investigating Hillary.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:57:14am
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makeitstop  Jul 24, 2017 • 8:59:49am

Yeah, me too. If he didn’t do anything wrong he wouldn’t be hiding.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:00:54am

Took me for than a second to see it…..

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:08:31am

re: #166 Dr. Matt

Took me for than a second to see it…..

That house seems a bit curious about that car parked to the right

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:10:33am
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:11:33am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:16:13am

re: #163 ObserverArt

I think it says a whole lot about Jason Chaffetz and who he played to the whole time he was investigating Hillary.

Wonder if he and his investigation crew ever donated to repub candidates and the RNC? That would disqualify them, no?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:20:10am

re: #167 FormerDirtDart

That house seems a bit curious about that car parked to the right

Heh, could be a good side eye meme

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:24:51am

What’s going on with the elephants in Sri Lanka?
From a week and a half ago…

And today…

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wheat-dogg  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:26:43am

re: #172 FormerDirtDart

Just a day at the beach that went wrong.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:29:42am
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:30:55am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:31:02am

re: #173 wheat-dogg

Just a day at the beach that went wrong.

Screams for some kind of Christie on the beach photoshop

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Renaissance_Man  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:31:50am

re: #158 Dr. Matt

Sean Spicer ended live on-camera briefings to stop Trump from telling him he sucked at his job: report

As I said, there’s no motivation too juvenile for this president and this White House. It’s hard to tell where the malice ends and the puerility begins.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:32:31am

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

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I assume they are not college educated. Everyone knows academia is brainwashing America’s youth with their SJW agenda.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:35:56am

re: #95 Weaselone

3. I’d be more confident on the expert predictions regarding AI and deep learning, if the first jobs on their lists to be replaced weren’t always food service workers. The factors driving automation are A. The cost to automate and B. The value from automating. It always seems like even the experts make the mistake of assuming that easy for humans to do = easy and cheap for machines/AI to do and vice versa, so it’s always low wage service jobs that are going to get replaced first as opposed to say fighter pilots or actuaries where there’s lots of money to be saved, enormous potential to boost performance and the functions almost seem custom built for machine intelligence.

The experts I’ve heard don’t say AI will target food service workers first, but instead will start targeting highly skilled info interpretive jobs like radiologists and contract lawyers. These jobs can be replaced or severely winnowed down without any additional investment needed in robotics and real world environmental manipulation or creative problem solving. The fast food hamburger robot meme is constructed more around conservative ideology about individual worth as a matter of time invested in marketable skills than it is around realistic predictions of how technology forces changes in the market.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:42:09am

I wonder what caused him to change his mind???
//

Couldn’t have been this, right?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:44:06am

re: #180 FormerDirtDart

I wonder what caused him to change his mind???
//

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Also threats from the EU to sanction Poland for violating EU charter on democratic institutions.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:44:19am

re: #180 FormerDirtDart

I wonder what caused him to change his mind???
//

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The general consensus here in the Czech Republic is that the protests in Poland pretty much scared President Duda shitless.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:45:27am

So if Rudy were brought in to take Beauregard’s place as AG, would Rudy be overseeing the investigation of Rudy?

Rudy can’t fail.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:46:52am

re: #179 goddamnedfrank

The experts I’ve heard don’t say AI will target food service workers first, but instead will start targeting highly skilled info interpretive jobs like radiologists and contract lawyers. These jobs can be replaced or severely winnowed down without any additional investment needed in robotics and real world environmental manipulation or creative problem solving. The fast food hamburger robot meme is constructed more around conservative ideology about individual worth as a matter of time invested in marketable skills than it is around realistic predictions of how technology will solve problems.

Any job equivalent to a baseball umpire, where there’s not much physical labor involved, but selective judgments are made within a set of constraints.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:49:13am
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Weaselone  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:49:43am

re: #179 goddamnedfrank

I’ll admit, that the occasional list I’ve read might have been designed to play to certain biases.

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:51:12am

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]WATCH: When asked about healthcare, Trump tells a reporter to “be quiet”

he dreads entertaining such a question because this:

he can’t discuss a policy position, foreign or domestic. in depth, coherently, with clarity and understanding.

not even for 5 minutes

certainly not extemporaneously

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:52:29am

re: #185 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]”If the president asks you, you don’t say no. I have rocks in my head and steel balls.

when i was young “rocks in your head” was not any kind of compliment

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BeachDem  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:53:10am

WH schedule for today:

…will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence. The President will then participate in a greeting with victims of Obamacare.

Will Mike be able to take his lips off the yam’s ass long enough to swallow food?

WTF is a “greeting?” And where did they find these woeful “victims?”

Then he’s going to deliver a statement on healthcare. (That will, I’m sure, be enlightening. Perhaps he’ll explain his $12 a year insurance that kicks in when you’re 70 plan.)

Then he’s off to WV to yap at the Scout Jamboree.

Obviously, he’ll have plenty of time to keep up on Fox reports.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:53:16am

re: #188 dangerman

when i was young “rocks in your head” was not any kind of compliment

Goes with the ‘stache.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:57:00am
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makeitstop  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:57:11am

Kushner’s face to face with the Senate is over already?

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 24, 2017 • 9:58:55am
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:09:33am

re: #189 BeachDem

WH schedule for today:

…will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence. The President will then participate in a greeting with victims of Obamacare.

Will Mike be able to take his lips off the yam’s ass long enough to swallow food?

WTF is a “greeting?” And where did they find these woeful “victims?”

Then he’s going to deliver a statement on healthcare. (That will, I’m sure, be enlightening. Perhaps he’ll explain his $12 a year insurance that kicks in when you’re 70 plan.)

Then he’s off to WV to yap at the Scout Jamboree.

Obviously, he’ll have plenty of time to keep up on Fox reports.

My prediction: Those “victims” will be in states Republican run states that wouldn’t accept Medicaid expansion, or people who thought they’d just pay the penalty for not getting insurance and then ran into a major medical crisis.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:10:29am

re: #193 Ace-o-aces

I’m often fond of “ridding” but my wife likes to collect stuff.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:13:33am

re: #194 Belafon

My prediction: Those “victims” will be in states Republican run states that wouldn’t accept Medicaid expansion, or people who thought they’d just pay the penalty for not getting insurance and then ran into a major medical crisis.

Victims==People from the comment section at Breitbart.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:16:26am

re: #195 Belafon

One freaking typo. Let it go man!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:16:52am

re: #195 Belafon

I’m often fond of “ridding” but my wife likes to collect stuff.

I have been know to stealth trash things. And, then I get caught, sometimes; but I persevere in the face of punishment so I can attempt to live a less cluttered life. First world problems and all that.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:17:43am

re: #196 Sir John Barron

Victims==People from the comment section at Breitbart.

I wonder if these “victims” have ever donated to the Republican party or a Republican candidate? If so, their “testimony” is biased and untrustworthy. After all, those are the rules for Mueller’s investigators (although not for Trump or Mooch).

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:18:35am
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:20:05am

motherjones.com

Since January, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has pressed the Trump administration to determine whether Scaramucci, at a January meeting, may have broken the law by discussing possible joint investments with the head of a Russian sovereign wealth fund that is under US sanctions. The White House and the Treasury Department have so far blown off Warren’s inquires.

Her questions include “if Mr. Scaramucci may have violated current U.S. sanctions law; if he made any implicit or explicit promises related to the relaxation of U.S. sanctions on Russia; if President Trump or other Trump Administration transition officials were aware of Mr. Scaramucci’s contacts” with the Russian fund.

Bloomberg News first reported the January 16, 2017 meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where Scaramucci—then advising Trump’s transition effort—met with Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which was among Russian financial firms covered by 2015 sanctions implemented after Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The sanctions bar Americans from conducting various financial transactions with the entities named. Scaramucci at the time ran a hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital (which he soon announced he was selling to a Chinese conglomerate).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:20:42am

It’s like you do something great that benefits 10 000 people and pisses off 6 and the Boss is only interested in hearing from those 6.

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Botsplainer  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:22:03am

re: #156 Belafon

The American people wouldn’t know how to elect an actual super villain.

A Blofeld would actually do a more credible job of governing.

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MsJ  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:23:09am

Was anyone else disappointed by last night’s Shark Week kickoff?

Shark v Phelps and Shark v Croc were both awful. Might as well watch all the Sharknado’s.

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jaunte  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:26:32am

re: #185 goddamnedfrank

Is there a region where having “rocks in my head” is considered a good thing?

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VegasGolfer  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:29:38am

Dam Kush boy sounds exactly like this

Rare Video of Jared Kushner Speaking | John Oliver

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dangerman  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:30:14am

re: #202 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s like you do something great that benefits 10 000 people and pisses off 6 and the Boss is only interested in hearing from those 6.

this is old national level politics

our side (macro): look at all the people this will benefit
their side (micro): here’s an example of someone who won’t benefit, so the whole idea’s no good

harder to do when the ‘micro’ is 22-32 million

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Botsplainer  Jul 24, 2017 • 10:33:39am

re: #204 MsJ

Was anyone else disappointed by last night’s Shark Week kickoff?

Shark v Phelps and Shark v Croc were both awful. Might as well watch all the Sharknado’s.

What all did they have?

After doing this specific dive trip in May, I’ve seen dozens of sharks loose in the wild.

It takes a lot to impress me anymore.


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