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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:09:15pm

Boom goes the…

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:09:47pm

re: #1 Unshaken Defiance

I love me some Aunty Maxine.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:10:31pm

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Dr. Matt  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:14:04pm

Paul Ryan: ‘We’re Going To Stick The Landing On Tax Reform’

Paul Ryan: GOP will ‘stick the landing on tax reform’

“It [tax reform] is more important to us than anything that we get tax reform done,” Ryan told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “Because we think it is absolutely critical for strong economic growth.”

And yet everyday we are told how the “Trump economy” is booming with a record high stock market, low unemployment, positive job growth….what gives??

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:16:14pm

So, Trump is golfing today. Meanwhile, Congress is still waiting on him to sign the Russian sanctions???

And now Russia is kicking out over 700 of our diplomats and staff in retaliation.

#priorities

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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:17:11pm

re: #5 GlutenFreeJesus

So, Trump is golfing today. Meanwhile, Congress is still waiting on him to sign the Russian sanctions???

And now Russia is kicking out over 700 of our diplomats and staff in retaliation.

#priorities

That’s an interesting question: How long can he sit on it?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:18:11pm

re: #6 Belafon

That’s an interesting question: How long can he sit on it?

Looks like he has an out re: Russia kicking our people out.

“I didn’t sign it because we need our people there.”

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retired cynic  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:20:13pm

Martin Longman has a good essay on verifying our vote. Nothing really new; just a good summary.

The way things stand, I can’t blame people for lacking confidence in the integrity of the result. In general, if a system is vulnerable to hacking, it will be hacked. The protections we have in place are clearly insufficient to give the people confidence, and that’s a dangerous situation for a system that relies on the consent of the governed.

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:20:22pm

re: #6 Belafon

That’s an interesting question: How long can he sit on it?

Ten days, I think.

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A Cranky One  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:21:07pm

re: #6 Belafon

That’s an interesting question: How long can he sit on it?

It’s been long enough. Now that Putin is retaliating, Orange Twitler have an excuse to refuse to sign the bill, arguing that Russia’s response will hurt America and so he must veto the bill to prevent all our diplomats being expelled.

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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:22:00pm

re: #6 Belafon

That’s an interesting question: How long can he sit on it?

After some research: He has ten days or it’s a pocket veto, unless Congress adjourns. Another interesting effect of Democrats not closing shop.

So, if he doesn’t sign it, Congress can act in ten days.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:22:45pm

re: #6 Belafon

That’s an interesting question: How long can he sit on it?

He has a pretty big ass so it could be quite a while.

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:22:53pm

re: #6 Belafon

That’s an interesting question: How long can he sit on it?

There days, no? Then it goes into effect whether trump signs or not. Correct?

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:23:13pm

re: #9 calochortus

Ten days, I think.

That’s correct.

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:23:44pm
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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:24:02pm

re: #13 MsJ

There days, no? Then it goes into effect whether trump signs or not. Correct?

If Congress is still in session when the 10 days expire it becomes law. If they’ve adjourned it does not.

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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:25:19pm

re: #16 calochortus

If Congress is still in session when the 10 days expire it becomes law. If they’ve adjourned it does not.

From research, it’s a pocket veto. Congress would have to override the veto.

Edit: I stand corrected.

Pocket Veto. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

heritage.org

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BeachDem  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:27:27pm

and what with all the news about Russia and NK, isn’t everybody thrilled that we have accountant Nikki Haley as our UN Ambassador?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:27:56pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:35:52pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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Point man Lewandowski: “Take out that Democratic leaning village over there. Call in a strike.”

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:37:03pm
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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:40:29pm

re: #21 MsJ

He threatens to end payments unless payments are ended?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:45:28pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:46:42pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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No, Charles, don’t do it. Don’t go to the bad place!

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:47:44pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:48:01pm

re: #21 MsJ

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:53:22pm

re: #26 Unshaken Defiance

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So in other words, either Congress kills Obamacare or Trump will. At that point, I’ve got nothing left to lose. I would flip him a double bird and say, “You go right ahead and do that. You own it. I will laugh my ass off while you do it.”

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Jay C  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:54:25pm

re: #10 A Cranky One

It’s been long enough. Now that Putin is retaliating, Orange Twitler have an excuse to refuse to sign the bill, arguing that Russia’s response will hurt America and so he must veto the bill to prevent all our diplomats being expelled.

I dunno: with a competent Administration in office, I’d be thinking this is all a carefully-choreographed dance-routine;
1) So Far:
Congress enacts sanctions to piss of the Russians: Trump “regretfully” agrees to sign on: Russians retaliate by booting US personnel:
2) Next steps:
Trump sends the Secretary of State senior diplomatic people Ivanka to Moscow to talk things over: in a couple of days, there’s a huge public BFD ceremony where it’s announced “all differences are resolved” : nobody is expelled: we get our property back, they get their property back (the ones Obama seized); President Asshole gets to dump on Obama some more - and, buried in all the onanistic boilerplate: a veto of the sanctions bill, with the Administration’s “promise” to “revisit the issue as the situation warrants”.

Of course, this is presuming a competent Administration; with the Trump circus, who knows….

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:55:05pm

re: #20 ObserverArt

Point man Lewandowski: “Take out that Democratic leaning village over there. Call in a strike.”

Operation Rolling Blunder

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Interesting Times  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:57:40pm
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Timothy Watson  Jul 30, 2017 • 12:58:04pm

re: #18 BeachDem

Done talking about NKorea.China is aware they must act.Japan & SKorea must inc pressure.Not only a US problem.it will req an intl solution.

Because Japan and South Korea have been sitting on their hands for the past couple decades.

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makeitstop  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:03:02pm

re: #31 Timothy Watson

Because Japan and South Korea have been sitting on their hands for the past couple decades.

And they’ll totally jump because this loudmouth told them to.

US presidents used to be able to get shit done. All this punk can do is whine that somebody else isn’t taking a leadership role.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:03:04pm

re: #31 Timothy Watson

Yup.
Japan May Buy Tomahawks For Retaliatory Strikes On North Korean Missile Sites

China will have a conniption fit if Japan gets offensive cruise missiles.

Japan to Sail Carrier Into South China Sea In Massive Show of Force

Dispatching the helicopter carrier Izumo to the South China Sea is the largest show of naval force by Japan in the region since World War Two.

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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:05:38pm

re: #28 Jay C

Number 2 fails miserably. Then we find out that the ICBM fired by NK was given to them by Russia. And then Cornyn explains that it was on loan and that Russia did it to show America how much danger they were in. Then Trump tweets how this was set up to get him a second term.

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makeitstop  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:07:00pm
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wheat-dogg  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:10:55pm

re: #35 makeitstop

NK is a chess master playing against a 5-year-old who barely knows how the pieces move.

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BeachDem  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:12:37pm

re: #35 makeitstop

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But Nikki is DONE TALKING

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dangerman  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:15:30pm

re: #18 BeachDem

and what with all the news about Russia and NK, isn’t everybody thrilled that we have accountant Nikki Haley as our UN Ambassador?

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Great ambassador

Tell the world what were thinking

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BigPapa  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:24:29pm

re: #1 Unshaken Defiance

Fukkin Auntie Maxine is bringin it!

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BigPapa  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:25:58pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

GAZE

(lies down, sucks thumb)

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dangerman  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:30:04pm

today’s thought question:

if a tax cut is necessary (right now !) to stimulate the economy, create jobs etc (paul ryan)

what is the president tweeting about from 7/2:

Stock Market at all time high, unemployment at lowest level in years (wages will start going up) and our base has never been stronger!

from 7/3:

Dow hit a new intraday all-time high! I wonder whether or not the Fake News Media will so report?

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makeitstop  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:34:45pm

re: #37 BeachDem

But Nikki is DONE TALKING

[Nikki] Why do we have to be the ones to solve problems? Let somebody else be the world leader for a change! [/Nikki]

They all thought this shit would be easy, and now that they realize it’s not they want someone else to take care of it. Fucking shameful doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:36:21pm

re: #39 BigPapa

Fukkin Auntie Maxine is bringin it!

I love Maxine putting Shithead in his place!

RECLAIMING MY TIME - Auntie Maxine

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dangerman  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:40:31pm

re: #42 makeitstop

[Nikki] Why do we have to be the ones to solve problems? Let somebody else be the world leader for a change! [/Nikki]

They all thought this shit would be easy, and now that they realize it’s not they want someone else to take care of it. Fucking shameful doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Do my homework for me
Can I have your notes from last year?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:54:42pm

Wouldn’t it be pretty freaking illegal for Trump to cut the payments off? Seems to me that would put the government in violation of its own law.

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ObserverArt  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:55:04pm

A phone call sometime in the near future.

President Donald J. Trump: “Hello Barack, it’s President Trump…”

Private Citizen Barack Obama: “Who?” Sorry, I don’t take prank calls from people acting like the president.”

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makeitstop  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:56:43pm

re: #45 Eclectic Cyborg

Wouldn’t it be pretty freaking illegal for Trump to cut the payments off? Seems to me that would put the government in violation of its own law.

There’s no way doing that would avoid ending up in court.

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freetoken  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:59:12pm

re: #45 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes, the money has to flow if it is part of the law.

The only way to turn off a spigot is to turn off the entire funding machine, i.e., a shutdown of the government because a funding bill has not passed.

This is basically what Trump is threatening. He’s willing to let the entire US government go without funding.

But coming from a guy who liked bankruptcy court in order to skip paying, we should not be surprised by this.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 30, 2017 • 1:59:40pm

re: #47 makeitstop

There’s no way doing that would avoid ending up in court.

It could be an impeachable offense.

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freetoken  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:00:55pm

As far as I know, never has there been a case where the Secretary of the Treasury refused to disburse money that was required by law.

Funding bills in Congress are done so the checks don’t bounce. Of course US Treasury checks never will bounce because the Fed will accept said checks at their window in lieu of Fed notes.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:02:09pm

re: #46 ObserverArt

A phone call sometime in the near future.

President Donald J. Trump: “Hello Barack, it’s President Trump…”

Private Citizen Barack Obama: “Who?” Sorry, I don’t take prank calls from people acting like the president.”

Obama follows up, “OK, I got the recorder on. Now are you going to apologize for lying about where I was born?”

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Dr. Matt  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:02:16pm

Did Shitler find a fucking loophole to veto the Russian sanctions bill

Pocket veto
If Congress prevents the bill’s return by being adjourned during the 10-day period, and the president does not sign the bill, a “pocket veto” occurs and the bill does not become law.

Isn’t Congress on recess until Sept??

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:04:19pm

re: #45 Eclectic Cyborg

Wouldn’t it be pretty freaking illegal for Trump to cut the payments off? Seems to me that would put the government in violation of its own law.

He could be sued for sure, by the insurance companies and since the payments are essentially a passthrough benefit probably by individual ACA exchange customers.

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makeitstop  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:04:31pm

re: #52 Dr. Matt

Did Shitler find a fucking loophole to veto the Russian sanctions bill

Isn’t Congress on recess until Sept??

I thought Dems were keeping the shop open to prevent recess appointments?

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Dr. Matt  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:04:56pm

re: #52 Dr. Matt

Did Shitler find a fucking loophole to veto the Russian sanctions bill

Isn’t Congress on recess until Sept??

This Newsweek article, albeit 2 days old, discusses the pocket veto option for Shitler: newsweek.com

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:05:00pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:05:54pm

I needed to decompress so I went to El Coyote here in Los Angeles and got their famous #1 combo. (Taco and Cheese Enchilada)

I will atone by going to the gym again…
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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:07:15pm

re: #45 Eclectic Cyborg

Wouldn’t it be pretty freaking illegal for Trump to cut the payments off? Seems to me that would put the government in violation of its own law.

Thread. Answers your question by an Obama guy (who was part of ACA).

Anyone know why Andy is taking summer time off?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:07:35pm

LOL

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:07:57pm

re: #57 Joe Bacon 🌹

I needed to decompress so I went to El Coyote here in Los Angeles and got their famous #1 combo. (Taco and Cheese Enchilada)

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And I grilled steaks with foil packets of carrots and potatoes. It was the perfect meal to close out the weekend.

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:08:12pm

re: #49 wheat-dogg

It could be an impeachable offense.

Is anything am impeachable offence these days?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:08:52pm

re: #61 MsJ

Is anything am impeachable offence these days?

Not as long as a Republican is in the White House.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:11:03pm

re: #61 MsJ

Is anything am impeachable offence these days?

Yes.

Radical Republicans in the House still want to impeach Hillary and Susan over Benghazi.

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BeachDem  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:11:08pm

re: #52 Dr. Matt

Did Shitler find a fucking loophole to veto the Russian sanctions bill

Isn’t Congress on recess until Sept??

I thought they were holding pro forma sessions (to keep him from making recess appointments.)

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sagehen  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:12:42pm

re: #54 makeitstop

I thought Dems were keeping the shop open to prevent recess appointments?

It’s the majority party who decides when they’re in session and when they’re in recess.

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Jay C  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:14:08pm

dup deleted

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sagehen  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:14:33pm

re: #57 Joe Bacon 🌹

I needed to decompress so I went to El Coyote here in Los Angeles and got their famous #1 combo. (Taco and Cheese Enchilada)

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I’ve never been there; are they as good as El Cholo?

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Jay C  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:15:26pm

re: #66 Jay C

OMG! Is that the old El Coyote on the edge of Downtown? I haven’t lived in LA for 30+ years (and only went to El C a couple of times when I did live there), and even in the early ’80s it was older than old…. but famous!

And that combo looks bizarrely familiar, even after all this time….

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BeachDem  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:17:18pm

re: #65 sagehen

It’s the majority party who decides when they’re in session and when they’re in recess.

While Republicans control the Senate now, the only way they can formally adjourn — which would set up a period when recess appointments are allowable — is to pass an adjournment resolution. The problem is that Democrats can filibuster that resolution, which they would do to prevent Trump from making recess appointments.

cnn.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:17:41pm

re: #66 Jay C

OMG! Is that the old El Coyote on the edge of Downtown? I haven’t lived in LA for 30+ years (and only went to El C a couple of times when I di live there), and even in the early ’80s it was older than old…. but famous!

Yes, Jay! It’s the El Coyote on Beverly just west of La Brea!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:18:47pm

re: #67 sagehen

I’ve never been there; are they as good as El Cholo?

I love both of them. And I love Lucy’s El Adobe as well (Where Jerry Brown used to dine when he lived in Los Angeles)!

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Jay C  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:19:40pm

re: #70 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes, Jay! It’s the El Coyote on Beverly just west of La Brea!

¡Gracias!

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Weaselone  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:28:22pm

re: #69 BeachDem

At this point i suspect Republicans probably don’t want him making recess appointments either and are more than happy to let the Dems continue regardless of their griping about obstruction.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:30:21pm

re: #57 Joe Bacon 🌹

I just put bean and beef burritos in the oven (just long enough to melt all the cheese). Made some guacamole too. We have to make healthy versions of these things around here, so I go with whole grain tortillas, lower fat cheeses, etc. Not as good as your plate, but not too shabby.

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:35:06pm
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BeachDem  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:36:40pm

And as Scaramucci’s idiot friend, Arthur Schwartz, continues to step on his own dick, our man Harlan Coben checks in. Heh.

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A Cranky One  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:39:50pm

Hmmm…if you are what you eat, then this place is full of …

Lizard tacos?
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Jay C  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:41:11pm

re: #73 Weaselone

At this point i suspect Republicans probably don’t want him making recess appointments either and are more than happy to let the Dems continue regardless of their griping about obstruction.

Naaah, I think it’s the other way round: the Congressional GOP (House and Senate) could probably care less about what hacks/ideologues/idiots Trump appoints to all those vacancies, assuming he’d even bother: Dems keeping Congress (House? Senate? I’m unclear on the rules) in pro forma session is what’s more-likely to piss them off. Not enough to avoid their vacations, though: they can still gripe about Democratic obstruction from their home computers/cellphones.

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CleverToad  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:46:21pm

re: #75 MsJ

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Crap, they’ve moved the timetable up to November. Last I’d heard was a January start.

texasobserver.org

This needs a lot of pushback, loud and consistent and now.
I’ve called all my congress critters, have to get back on it now that there’s a brief lull in healthcare voting.

Gawd, I hate this band of vandals

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wrenchwench  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:47:15pm

I skipped the live rattlesnake giving birth video (not much action) for this:

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Jay C  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:49:37pm

re: #80 wrenchwench

I skipped the live rattlesnake giving birth video (not much action) for this:

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Serious LOL upding for this….
“rattlesnake giving birth” was probably nowhere near as entertaining…

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BigPapa  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:54:02pm

That Wiener Slap was BRUTAL.

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wrenchwench  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:54:52pm

re: #81 Jay C

Serious LOL upding for this….
“rattlesnake giving birth” was probably nowhere near as entertaining…

I learned something. Rattlesnakes don’t lay eggs. There are no rattlesnake hatchlings.

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Weaselone  Jul 30, 2017 • 2:55:42pm

re: #78 Jay C

It prevents Trump from canning Sessions and replacing him with a new hack as a recess appointment.

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freetoken  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:03:18pm

re: #84 Weaselone

It prevents Trump from canning Sessions and replacing him with a new hack as a recess appointment.

Well, I’m not one for believing the GOP Senators have much of a backbone, other than the three who voted down the skinny repeal. Still, I suspect you’re right, and Graham is working behind the scenes to make sure that it will be hard for Trump to find any room for maneuvering on the Sessions thing.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:05:42pm

re: #58 MsJ

Thread. Answers your question by an Obama guy (who was part of ACA).

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Anyone know why Andy is taking summer time off?

‘Cause his daddy’s rich and his ma is good-lookin’?

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:17:54pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

‘Cause his daddy’s rich and his ma is good-lookin’?

?? Andy is an Obama guy.

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:18:24pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:18:40pm

re: #87 MsJ

?? Andy is an Obama guy.

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’
So hush, little baby, don’t you cry
One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky
But till that morning, there ain’t nothin’ can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin’ by
One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky
But till…

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wrenchwench  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:21:47pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:23:01pm
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Kragar  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:23:44pm
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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:26:03pm

re: #92 Kragar

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As long as none of the women work for me.

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:29:51pm

ICYMI

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wrenchwench  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:31:23pm

re: #91 Decatur Deb

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Paul Robeson appears at 1:45.

Three Chords and the Truth

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BigPapa  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:33:21pm

DeVoss gets a lot of press for the most insane appointment. But I keep forgetting how insane Perry for DoE was. Campaigning for ending the DoE and years later being chosen to run it.

This should be a lesser known dystopian comedy. But its real life

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:36:31pm

re: #96 BigPapa

DeVoss gets a lot of press for the most insane appointment. But I keep forgetting how insane Perry for DoE was. Campaigning for ending the DoE and years later being chosen to run it.

This should be a lesser known dystopian comedy. But its real life

Because he thought it was for coal and oil. He thought he’d be doing what he’s doing now, traveling around the world espousing the greatness of old, dirty technology.

Perry in charge of the nuclear arsenal. Yes, that’s terrifying.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:38:26pm

re: #95 wrenchwench

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wrenchwench  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:41:28pm
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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:49:24pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 30, 2017 • 3:57:08pm

re: #100 MsJ

You expected something different? The whole Trump White House runs on lies. It is all they know.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:00:05pm

Oh no he didn’t. Oh yes he did!

New Jersey governor Chris Christie got in the face of a Chicago Cubs fan and said “Yeah, you’re a big shot” after the fans in attendance at Miller Park on Sunday afternoon were reportedly teasing him, according to Ben Hutchinson of WISN 12.

In a video, Christie can be seen holding some nachos before going nose-to-nose with the Cubs fan. The Cubs fan was asked by one of the people around him what did Christie say and the fan replied: “You want to act like a big shot?”

si.com

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:00:29pm

AAAARRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:04:44pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:04:56pm

re: #103 MsJ

AAAARRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!

Senator Bob Ritchie aka Kid Rock

Perhaps he’ll exert a moderating influence on President Trump.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:09:47pm

re: #103 MsJ

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:12:18pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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majii  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:16:07pm

re: #102 Joe Bacon 🌹

“Oh no he didn’t. Oh yes he did!”
I read on the njdotcom site yesterday that Christie claims he’s never read the memes that were created after he and his family were the only ones on a beach on the 4th of July. He went on to say those memes “hurt” his kids more than anything else in his eight years in office.
Is there anything he won’t lie about? I would think they’d be most hurt to know their dad has a 15% approval rating, which indicates he’s a failure in his job.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:17:06pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

Unbefucking…

Nope, completely believable in the age of Trump.

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:17:59pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:18:25pm
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retired cynic  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:21:40pm

re: #92 Kragar

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Are those bruises on her arms?

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:32:31pm

re: #112 retired cynic

Are those bruises on her arms?

Looks like it. I hadn’t looked that closely before.

She’s looking kinda rough in that pic, too. She’s not “all put together” like she normally is. No makeup.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:35:25pm

re: #110 MsJ

Adam Khan @Khanoisseur
HNA, the Chinese company that overpaid for Scaramucci’s SkyBridge, also overpaid Trump adviser Schwarzman—who led killing TPP #paytoplay


3:18 AM - Jul 30, 2017

Why would this trouble Trump? Russians overpaid him for his properties. That is the Trump business model. Allow hostile countries to pay him mucho dollars and then he engages in policies that will help them (except, of course, if Congress intervenes).

Let’s see if the anti-Russian law actually takes effect. Or if the GOP backs out after all if Trump doesn’t sign the legislation.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:35:39pm

So Christi unloaded on a Cubs fan at the stadium today?

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jaunte  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:37:06pm

re: #115 Dave In Austin

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:37:10pm

re: #115 Dave In Austin

So Christi unloaded on a Cubs fan at the stadium today?

Christie has as much class as his President, except he does talk in complete sentences and actually knows policy.

— minor edit

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:37:39pm

I will be very happy when Chris Christie is far far away from elected office.

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:39:32pm

re: #118 Eclectic Cyborg

I will be very happy when Chris Christie is far far away from elected office.

I’ll be happier when trump is gone.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:40:23pm

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:48:40pm

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

Okay I will not say anything about the beach Mr Jersey Whale. That remark would have gotten me thrown out of the park.

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freetoken  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:48:41pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:49:40pm

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:51:53pm

Not this shit again:

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:52:47pm

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

They do not have anything else.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:53:22pm

Do these assholes really think the President hires every single freaking government employee?

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:53:46pm

Uh…

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BigPapa  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:54:24pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:54:58pm
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BigPapa  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:55:07pm

re: #127 teleskiguy

I have questions too. Many questions.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:55:33pm

This got more attention than I usually manage… Thx GDF.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:56:32pm

re: #127 teleskiguy

Uh…

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The answer is Run Away.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 4:56:35pm

re: #131 Unshaken Defiance

I preemptively blocked those sad sacks that responded to your tweet.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:01:33pm

755 is a lot, and likely include a huge chunk of the local hire staff

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sagehen  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:01:38pm

MSNBC, right this minute, is starting their rerun of Richard Engel’s Russia hour.

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dangerman  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:04:18pm

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

Not this shit again:

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Crackpot

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jaunte  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:07:13pm

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

The deep state is real. All Obama hold overs in the Gov’t need to go to allow @realDonaldTrump to Make America Great Again!

Trouble is, Trumpco hasn’t made the effort to find replacements that know what they’re doing. He’s just lobbying for more destruction.

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jaunte  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:08:55pm
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wheat-dogg  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:09:28pm

North Korea is not the only nation strutting its military stuff. Today is the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army of China.

scmp.com

Noteworthy is Xi’s choice to wear camo, and not a Mao suit, and to review the troops in a jeep, and not a limo. He’s trying to appear like a commander-in-chief (which he is, technically), and China watchers can read a lot of not-so-subtle meaning in that decision.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:17:35pm
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lawhawk  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:21:12pm
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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:24:26pm
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BeachDem  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:24:51pm

re: #141 lawhawk

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Glenn Thrush is almost as obsessed with Ivanka as Chris Cillizza is. Not a good look.

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jaunte  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:24:52pm

re: #141 lawhawk

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:26:51pm
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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:27:08pm

re: #141 lawhawk

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GAH

From her newly renovated, all-white office in the West Wing

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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:29:04pm

re: #140 Charles Johnson

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The white people in the GOP know that they only have power by the grace of slavery. And they will ignore everything being done in their name in order to keep power.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:31:33pm

re: #144 jaunte

Per @politico, Ivanka “desperately wants to lower expectations of what she can achieve”

If only there had been a woman running for office who had constantly raised expectations for two and half decades.

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jaunte  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:31:58pm

Jared/Ivanka are just more evidence that the sole purpose of the Trumps is to use their power to amass as much loot as possible.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:35:11pm
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jaunte  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:37:01pm

Daughter of soon-to-be-caught criminal setting up her excuse that she had no influence.

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lawhawk  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:37:34pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:41:24pm

re: #144 jaunte

Who expects her to achieve anything these days?

I think a more appropriate question would be “who actually expected her to achieve anything”?

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darthstar  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:41:32pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Merle:

He needs a cheaper chew-toy than the BMW though…

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:43:23pm

re: #154 darthstar

So adorable!!!! Hi Merle!

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:44:02pm
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darthstar  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:45:18pm

re: #155 MsJ

So adorable!!!! Hi Merle!

Banjo says, “I have to put up with this shit?”

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:46:23pm

re: #157 darthstar

Banjo says, “I have to put up with this shit?”

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I don’t think the BMW is to happy either. 😳

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Timothy Watson  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:49:42pm

re: #157 darthstar

Banjo says, “I have to put up with this shit?”

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Banjo apparently has the patience of a saint.

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ObserverArt  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:51:27pm

re: #154 darthstar

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Merle:

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He’s a good looking pupper for sure. He also looks like he is a happy pup too.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:52:52pm

re: #154 darthstar

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Merle:

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Hey Merle!!

Adorbs Darth. Congrats!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:56:08pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:59:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 30, 2017 • 5:59:23pm

*sigh*

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:04:10pm
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wheat-dogg  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:06:09pm

re: #165 MsJ

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King wants a police state, plain and simple.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:06:45pm

re: #165 MsJ

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:15:56pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:16:54pm

re: #165 MsJ

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“Arrest anyone with cantaloupe-sized calves!”

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:19:09pm

Trump to hold rally shit show in Huntington, WV on Thursday. I guess he’ll explain why WV doesn’t need expanded medicaid.
wvgazettemail.com

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fern01  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:20:41pm

re: #73 Weaselone

At this point i suspect Republicans probably don’t want him making recess appointments either and are more than happy to let the Dems continue regardless of their griping about obstruction.

Someone told Trump there is this thing called “recess appointments”. That is when he started attacking Sessions in an attempt to get him to resign. The Senate GOP members will not let him replace Sessions with a recess appointment - but they are very happy to blame democrats for this “obstruction”. Keeps them cosy with Trump and Sessions.

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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:22:29pm

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

Trump to hold rally shit show in Huntington, WV on Thursday. I guess he’ll explain why WV doesn’t need expanded medicaid.
wvgazettemail.com

He’ll explain how they should be as loyal to the country as the Boy Scouts, and the Boy Scouts don’t have insurance so they shouldn’t either.

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ObserverArt  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:24:21pm

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

Trump to hold rally shit show in Huntington, WV on Thursday. I guess he’ll explain why WV doesn’t need expanded medicaid.
wvgazettemail.com

Trump is filling out quite the schedule. Rallies a couple times a week, tweeting in the mornings, golf all weekend.

The man’s a dynamo!

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No Depression  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:24:51pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

*sigh*

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“Time and again President Trump, with the aid of the Secret Service, has disregarded the needs of the general public for his own personal benefit and convenience,” the lawmakers wrote. “We implore you not to allow the President’s frequent leisure activities to take away access to the river regularly enjoyed by wounded veterans, and other kayakers, boaters, jet skiers, and anglers.”

Heh.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:27:49pm

re: #173 ObserverArt

Trump is filling out quite the schedule. Rallies a couple times a week, tweeting in the mornings, golf all weekend.

The man’s a dynamo!

…counting on China to deal with NK….

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darthstar  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:33:40pm

re: #159 Timothy Watson

Banjo apparently has the patience of a saint.

He’s a good boy

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:35:16pm

LOL THIS TWEET

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:37:35pm

OMG

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:37:43pm

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

LOL THIS TWEET

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Now she’s issuing threats. Outstanding.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:39:18pm

re: #179 MsJ

Now she’s issuing threats. Outstanding.

Maduro’s Trump’s sham election is another step toward dictatorship. We won’t accept an illegit govt. The Venezuelan American ppl & democracy will prevail.

Fixed it.

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darthstar  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:40:15pm

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

LOL THIS TWEET

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Did Venezuela elect a reasonable person?

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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:41:57pm

re: #181 darthstar

Did Venezuela elect a reasonable person?

Maduro probably won the popular vote. //

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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:42:01pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:42:24pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:46:00pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:50:43pm

With Monday morning and a new week in America rapidly approaching, a brief look up north…

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:51:48pm

This cartoon is everything

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 6:58:14pm

Attn Lizards!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:03:17pm

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

LOL THIS TWEET

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Snark worthy indeed.

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dangerman  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:03:37pm

re: #179 MsJ

Now she’s issuing threats. Outstanding.

Publicly

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:05:45pm

Another scathing commentary

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dangerman  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:08:20pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

With Monday morning and a new week in America rapidly approaching, a brief look up north…

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Outstanding!

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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:12:30pm

re: #190 dangerman

Publicly

On twitter. Like trump. These fuckers are completely insane.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:14:44pm
In April 2013, a little more than two years before Trump rode the escalator to the ground floor of Trump Tower to kick off his presidential campaign, police burst into Unit 63A of the high-rise and rounded up 29 suspects in two gambling rings. The operation, which prosecutors called “the world’s largest sports book,” was run out of condos in Trump Tower—including the entire fifty-first floor of the building. In addition, unit 63A—a condo directly below one owned by Trump—served as the headquarters for a “sophisticated money-laundering scheme” that moved an estimated $100 million out of the former Soviet Union, through shell companies in Cyprus, and into investments in the United States. The entire operation, prosecutors say, was working under the protection of Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, whom the FBI identified as a top Russian vor closely allied with Semion Mogilevich. In a single two-month stretch, according to the federal indictment, the money launderers paid Tokhtakhounov $10 million.

Tokhtakhounov, who had been indicted a decade earlier for conspiring to fix the ice-skating competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics, was the only suspect to elude arrest. For the next seven months, the Russian crime boss fell off the radar of Interpol, which had issued a red alert. Then, in November 2013, he suddenly appeared live on international television—sitting in the audience at the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Tokhtakhounov was in the VIP section, just a few seats away from the pageant owner, Donald Trump.

Fuckface Von Clownstick and Russian oligarchs go way back.

Trump’s Russian Laundromat | The New Republic

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stpaulbear  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:20:01pm

re: #191 Stanley Sea

That was brilliant.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:30:40pm
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MsJ  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:30:59pm

So cute!!!

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jaunte  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:31:10pm
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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:31:22pm

My middle son just did his first solo drive after getting his license. My wife had a tight grip on her phone until he returned.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:36:30pm

re: #20 ObserverArt

Point man Lewandowski: “Take out that Democratic leaning village over there. Call in a strike.”

Shut down its bridge until it comes to its senses! Almost worked for Christie.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:37:23pm

re: #199 Belafon

I’ll bet the most stressful night for my parents when I first got my driver license was prom night junior year (I didn’t go senior year, I learned my lesson) when our neighbor let me and my date use his Jaguar for transportation. It snowed that night, hard. I never got to test out the V-12 engine, had to drive slow all night. My date and I were the only sober kids in that car that night.

Got home after 2 a.m., mom was still up, sitting in the living room reading. I walked in and she said “OK, you’re home. I’m going to bed.” And that was it.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:39:11pm

re: #201 teleskiguy

A little over 19 years ago. Where does the time go?

Where Does The Time Go

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:39:13pm

re: #196 teleskiguy

She’ll gladly take all your money.

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jaunte  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:40:38pm

re: #196 teleskiguy

heydontsteamthat dot com

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:42:24pm

re: #204 jaunte

So weird and gross that I know what you’re talking about.

Wait, put those stones where?!?

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:52:22pm

Good evening, all. Considering the previous few posts here, I debated whether things had gone too far downhill…

It is a lovely cool evening here, after a warm, but not hot day. Tomorrow may well be different-National Weather Service is predicting a high around 95°. Yuck.
But I was able to get some baking done today, and I washed one of the cars without dealing with heatstroke, so that’s all good. I also tracked down the origin of several weevils wandering around the kitchen. A bag of rice, which was quickly disposed of. I don’t think they got into anything else, but I will remain alert for a few days.

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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:52:25pm

You cannot separate economics and race in this country.

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Kragar  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:55:45pm
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piratedan  Jul 30, 2017 • 7:58:57pm

re: #208 Kragar

obviously they had lunch plans in Mos Eisley….. ////

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Teukka  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:02:56pm

re: #209 piratedan

obviously they had lunch plans in Mos Eisley….. ////

Did the band play this? Star Wars Cantina Band 2

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:05:23pm

Well, it looks like the morning host for Denver’s largest loudest right wing propaganda radio station (850 KOA) might be a violent misogynist. Who knew.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:05:25pm

Watching Snarky Puppy on PBS (Infinity Music Hall Live). They explain that whoever writes the song writes every part; no creative input at the beginning. But as they play live you get “chaos out of order.” Thanks for the introduction to these incredible musicians Mr. Johnson.

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:06:46pm

re: #211 teleskiguy

Well, it looks like the morning host for Denver’s largest loudest right wing propaganda radio station (850 KOA) might be a violent misogynist. Who knew.

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My surprise, etc.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:11:35pm

re: #211 teleskiguy

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:18:01pm

re: #211 teleskiguy

Incidentally, I scrolled down in that Twitter acct. and saw something about Japanese beetles. In Denver? What a nuisance.

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retired cynic  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:19:44pm

re: #215 calochortus

Incidentally, I scrolled down in that Twitter acct. and saw something about Japanese beetles. In Denver? What a nuisance.

We’re having a terrible infestation this year here in west central Illinois. Much worse than usual.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:20:14pm

re: #215 calochortus

Incidentally, I scrolled down in that Twitter acct. and saw something about Japanese beetles. In Denver? What a nuisance.

I saw them in a bar in Roppongi. They could play anything the … oh, right. Those were the Japanese Beatles.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:20:16pm

re: #215 calochortus

Incidentally, I scrolled down in that Twitter acct. and saw something about Japanese beetles. In Denver? What a nuisance.

I didn’t see that. I stopped scrolling when I saw that he retweeted Joel Osteen.

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Kragar  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:21:24pm

re: #218 teleskiguy

I didn’t see that. I stopped scrolling when I saw that he retweeted Joel Osteen.

Dongsteen > Osteen

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:22:07pm

re: #218 teleskiguy

I didn’t see that. I stopped scrolling when I saw that he retweeted Joel Osteen.

It was in the reporter Tammy Vigil’s tweets

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:22:52pm

re: #219 Kragar

I forgot about the dongsteen!

So, the word ‘God’ is replaced with ‘dick’ other than that it’s all his words, for the uninitiated.

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:23:32pm

re: #220 calochortus

It was in the reporter Tammy Vigil’s tweets

Oh! Okay, I misunderstood. Yeah, there’s more real news in that feed than dude’s.

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Kragar  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:23:56pm

re: #221 teleskiguy

Not just any dick. “Your dick”.

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dangerman  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:31:59pm

re: #193 MsJ

On twitter. Like trump. These fuckers are completely insane.

It’s only a slightly updated tech meaning to “telegraphing your punch”

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No Depression  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:36:36pm

Nice!

Billboard in Louisville, KY, Mitch McConnell’s hometown
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:36:36pm

Trump can’t not be an asshole, can he?

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JordanRules  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:37:40pm
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austin_blue  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:37:45pm

re: #206 calochortus

Good evening, all. Considering the previous few posts here, I debated whether things had gone too far downhill…

It is a lovely cool evening here, after a warm, but not hot day. Tomorrow may well be different-National Weather Service is predicting a high around 95°. Yuck.
But I was able to get some baking done today, and I washed one of the cars without dealing with heatstroke, so that’s all good. I also tracked down the origin of several weevils wandering around the kitchen. A bag of rice, which was quickly disposed of. I don’t think they got into anything else, but I will remain alert for a few days.

We hit 107º here, yesterday. *Much* cooler today, well, um…106º.

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No Depression  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:39:16pm

re: #227 JordanRules

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Nah, he’s perfect for Jackass: The White House.

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:43:37pm

re: #228 austin_blue

We hit 107º here, yesterday. *Much* cooler today, well, um…106º.

I knew there was a reason I don’t live where you do.
They’ve dropped our forecast temperature for tomorrow a bit, but Tues./Wed. are still supposed to be hot. The weird thing is this heat will actually be more intense in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle will be in the 90°s mid-week.

My brother and his wife are going camping with friends in northwestern CA this week. They’re concerned about hiking in the heat they’ll be seeing even at 5000’.
(Meanwhile we traded cars so they could have our Forester with its higher clearance. I could barely get his car with all its sensors and beeping into the garage. There was plenty of room, but the “safety systems” didn’t agree.)

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makeitstop  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:43:44pm

re: #216 retired cynic

We’re having a terrible infestation this year here in west central Illinois. Much worse than usual.

New York as well. Heard a story about it on the radio earlier.

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Kragar  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:47:30pm
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Belafon  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:49:13pm

Watching Rick & Morty. Adult Swim played a duck and cover video and ended it with “This will save you from North Korea.”

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:49:20pm

re: #232 Kragar

But, but, when he rides in on his unicorn and introduces it, it cannot fail!!!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:50:47pm

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teleskiguy  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:51:22pm

Sounds…uh, ambitious?

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:53:18pm

re: #230 calochortus

I knew there was a reason I don’t live where you do.
They’ve dropped our forecast temperature for tomorrow a bit, but Tues./Wed. are still supposed to be hot. The weird thing is this heat will actually be more intense in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle will be in the 90°s mid-week.

My brother and his wife are going camping with friends in northwestern CA this week. They’re concerned about hiking in the heat they’ll be seeing even at 5000’.
(Meanwhile we traded cars so they could have our Forester with its higher clearance. I could barely get his car with all its sensors and beeping into the garage. There was plenty of room, but the “safety systems” didn’t agree.)

They are closing parks/hikes in So Cal. 1st I’ve ever heard, but might be norm?

10news.com

San Diego County closing six parks due to extreme heat

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:55:31pm

woops, didn’t post my last thought.

My favorite neighbor moved out today. #SAD

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:56:00pm

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BeachDem  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:57:16pm

re: #193 MsJ

On twitter. Like trump. These fuckers are completely insane.

Hey—Nikki’s an ACCOUNTANT (not a very good one, but…)

When she was running for governator, AP story said:

On the campaign trail, state GOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley frequently cites her experience as the accountant for her family’s clothing store, saying she oversaw its growth to a multimillion dollar operation, and the state needs such skills.
But records obtained by The Associated Press show the family company has been penalized three times since 2003 for not paying taxes. In each case, the taxes were at least 19 months past due.

Two of the tax liens were for failing to pay corporate income taxes and one was for not turning over taxes withheld from employee checks. The company paid nearly $4,000 to remove them, with 43 percent covering penalties and interest. Credit records on the business show it frequently pays operating bills more than a month late, compared with an industry average of 10 days late.

charlestoncitypaper.com

Just the credentials you need to be UN Ambassador, am I right?

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:58:35pm

re: #237 Stanley Sea

They are closing parks/hikes in So Cal. 1st I’ve ever heard, but might be norm?

10news.com

I’m not sure what happens in So Cal, but they do occasionally close parks up here largely for fire danger on very hot, dry days.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 30, 2017 • 8:58:42pm

re: #154 darthstar

ooooh he’s a good boy!

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:01:43pm

Oh, btw I’m HOME. With a dozen fresh eggs. & several bottles of wine, friend is wine broker.

My bed, my kitty. All good.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:07:08pm

re: #243 Stanley Sea

Win win!

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BeachDem  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:07:23pm

When I read this tweet

All I could think of was Elvis

Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation

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Interesting Times  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:09:42pm

Ha:

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calochortus  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:13:49pm

Hasta mañana, Lizards.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:19:48pm

Not finished yet - long! But so far, very interesting re-visit with F. Lee Bailey. Good night now!

townandcountrymag.com

The Rise and Fall of F. Lee Bailey, the Lawyer Who Set O.J. Simpson Free

More than 20 years ago, Bailey helped Simpson beat murder charges. Now, with Simpson up for parole, the bankrupt, disbarred Bailey opens up about his own incredible saga.
by ANDREW GOLDMAN
JUL 17, 2017
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Lee Bailey is forever ready to share brutal opinions on the lawyers who have crossed him over the years. Marcia Clark, who in the midst of a row during the O.J. Simpson trial called him a liar? “A harridan,” he growls. His Simpson co-defense counsel and ex-friend Robert Shapiro? “At least mildly sociopathic.” David McGee, the United States Attorney from Florida who doggedly pursued Bailey for helping himself to millions of dollars the government said was not his to spend? “Totally dishonest.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:20:33pm

A check must have cleared

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vgranucci  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:27:24pm

re: #6 Belafon

That’s an interesting question: How long can he sit on it?

10 days, unless Congress adjourns in the meantime.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:32:28pm

You just need to get the government out of healthcare, the free market forces will correct any problems or failures in service…

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 30, 2017 • 9:49:35pm

re: #239 Joe Bacon 🌹

beauty!


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