The Bob Cesca Show: Bigotsplaining

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Bigotsplaining: Jacki Schechner from InvestigateRussia.org is here; Grand Jury formed to investigate Russia story; Stephen Miller’s snippy press conference; Transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexican president and Australian Prime Minister; Trump’s Wall Street Journal Interview; Trump signed the new sanctions bill; Rootless Cosmopolitan; and much more.

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198 comments

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nines09  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:38:53pm

Don’t know if anyone else posted this…..Curious…

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Scout  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:42:10pm

Hi folks,

This is a really good story from the Washington Post.

A reporter pressed the White House for data. That’s when things got tense.
It’s about immigration.

And lies.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:42:22pm

Grand Jury? The Grandest! You have to know people or be known by people to have a jury this grand! Ken Starr was a falling star by comparison!

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MsJ  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:43:16pm

re: #2 Scout

Hi folks,

This is a really good story from the Washington Post.

A reporter pressed the White House for data. That’s when things got tense.

It’s about immigration.

And lies.

Linky no worky.

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No Depression  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:44:18pm

re: #1 nines09

Don’t know if anyone else posted this…..Curious…

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Yeah I’m fine with the Dems losing this guy.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:44:59pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:46:14pm

Fixed that link - hit the refresh button and it will work.

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MsJ  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:46:29pm

re: #6 darthstar

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:46:54pm

The back drop crowd at Trump’s WV rally looks like a bunch of union workers - Meth Lab Local 273.

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nines09  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:46:57pm

re: #5 No Depression

Seems he made a killing…..And it was with Russians….They’re everywhere. I think the largest industry in Russia is buying politicians. Especially ours.

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MsJ  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:47:10pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Fixed that link - hit the refresh button and it will work.

Thanks!

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Timothy Watson  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:47:25pm

re: #8 MsJ

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There’s a pot of grand jury evidence at the end of the rainbow!

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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:47:31pm
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nines09  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:51:39pm

re: #9 darthstar

The back drop crowd at Trump’s WV rally looks like a bunch of union workers - Meth Lab Local 273.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:55:30pm
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nines09  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:57:37pm

re: #16 Ace-o-aces

Coincidence after coincidence after coincidence after ..Oh…. Look.. a dead body..after coincidence after….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 5:59:22pm

Because I CL’ed on the last thread, talking about killing baby Hitler, here’s my wit and wisdom, reposted for your listening and dancing enjoyment….

But it’s an interesting question what would have happened in the absence of Hitler.

Hitler was only able to rise to power because of how the winners in WWI treated the loser, Germany. It might be that in almost any case, WWII happens. And if it happens without Hitler, maybe Germany doesn’t attack Russia, but instead attacks Great Britain first, leaving America no place from which to launch an invasion of the Continent.

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, I’ve read that Roosevelt et al. struggled with whether to declare war on Germany as well. Hitler saved us having to deal with that by declaring war on us. A less crazy German leader might have held back, and if Britain were already conquered, we wouldn’t even have an ally to aid in Europe.

Mind you, the war in the Pacific might have gone a lot faster, with us being able to concentrate all our effort there.

These counterfactuals remind me of the old Outer Limits episode, “Controlled Experiment”, where visiting Martians with the ability to slow down and run back time prevent a murder, which changes the future leading to a galactic catastrophe.

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EPR-radar  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:00:45pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Yes, the last thing we need is a Democratic elected official to be a money launderer for the Russian mob. The both-siderists would make an entire mountain range out of such a molehill.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:00:51pm

re: #17 nines09

Coincidence after coincidence after coincidence after ..Oh…. Look.. a dead body..after coincidence after….

“You better not look in that closet, Mr. Mueller! No, not that one. The other one. The one with the blood seeping out under the door. That one. Don’t look there.”

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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:04:36pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:05:09pm

Ya know, if you can’t let a guy talk on camera, if you’re trying to find ways of minimizing his profile and interactions with the press, maybe hiring him wasn’t such a great fucking idea.

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MsJ  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:09:02pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

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nines09  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:09:48pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

Looks like the Manson Family all cleaned up and dressed for the part….I guess his dead eyes on a 70 inch Ultra HD 4K TV was enough to cause concern…..

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Myron Falwell  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:13:01pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

Ya know, if you can’t let a guy talk on camera, if you’re trying to find ways of minimizing his profile and interactions with the press, maybe hiring him wasn’t such a great fucking idea.

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Nazi Miller did such an effective job exposing himself, and the right wing bigot brigade apparently can’t let that happen.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:13:15pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

Ya know, if you can’t let a guy talk on camera, if you’re trying to find ways of minimizing his profile and interactions with the press, maybe hiring him wasn’t such a great fucking idea.

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“Our white supremacism isn’t supposed to be out in the open. Plausible deniability, man!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:15:23pm

re: #25 Myron Falwell

Nazi Miller did such an effective job exposing himself, and the right wing bigot brigade apparently can’t let that happen.

This is like the second time they’ve let that asshole get out in public, and it’s every bit as bad for them as the first time.

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nines09  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:15:56pm

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MsJ  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:16:45pm
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MsJ  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:17:17pm

re: #28 nines09

You forgot the NOM NOM NOM.

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whitebeach  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:17:56pm

re: #18 Blind Frog Belly White

Because I CL’ed on the last thread, talking about killing baby Hitler, here’s my wit and wisdom, reposted for your listening and dancing enjoyment….

But it’s an interesting question what would have happened in the absence of Hitler.

I outlined a short story once, didn’t write it because it didn’t seem that interesting, where a time traveller from the present gets a chance to go back and kill baby Hitler, and does so. He or she then returns to the present and is surprised to be speaking German, like everyone else in America, because either Heydrich or Speer (I hadn’t decided which) had become the Nazi leader and had made the right decisions for war, rather than the crazy ones.

Perhaps this might have some relevance to our current dilemma.

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nines09  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:18:02pm

re: #30 MsJ

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:18:30pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

Ya know, if you can’t let a guy talk on camera, if you’re trying to find ways of minimizing his profile and interactions with the press, maybe hiring him wasn’t such a great fucking idea.

Conservatives want White House to end on-camera briefings after Stephen Miller appearance: hill.cm

Conservatives huh?

Maybe I see things the wrong way, but from the public view seems to be a little bit against the Constitution and not conservative at all.

The press is finally doing their damn jobs and you want them to not have access to your boy.

Is it because the bad man makes you look bad or is it because you agree with the crazy plans and don’t want it known?

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EPR-radar  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:19:40pm

re: #28 nines09

“But they were both delicious.”

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nines09  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:20:26pm

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:23:23pm

Josh Marshall is discussing the effect of the DNC/Podesta email leaks on the election. The thing is, while they were all, in the end, nothingburgers, the steady drip of them, combined with the anti-Bernie tone of some of them, probably prevented a lot of Bernie supporters from getting past the primaries and becoming Clinton supporters. It didn’t need to be many.

Every primary season ends with the loser’s supporters feeling everything from “We fought the good fight, and now it’s time to band together to defeat The Larger Enemy!” to ‘We wuz robbed!’ For the most part, they’ll get over it and move on, gradually turnign from reluctant acceptance to enthusiastic support.

But the email release was like picking at a scab. It prevented the healing and left a lot of people who were willing to vote for HRC while not being as enthusiastic as they would otherwise be, and others who might have moved into the ‘willing to vote’ category not willing to vote for her.

When the margin is 77,784 votes out of 13,000,000 in 3 states, everything counts.

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gocart mozart  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:23:26pm

Funniest Table of Contents ever.


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William Lewis  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:23:51pm

re: #31 whitebeach

I outlined a short story once, didn’t write it because it didn’t seem that interesting, where a time traveller from the present gets a chance to go back and kill baby Hitler, and does so. He or she then returns to the present and is surprised to be speaking German, like everyone else in America, because either Heydrich or Speer (I hadn’t decided which) had become the Nazi leader and had made the right decisions for war, rather than the crazy ones.

Perhaps this might have some relevance to our current dilemma.

I always prefered Heydrich for that role. Speer was never as smart as he thought he was (see “Wages of Destruction” by Tootz for more).

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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:25:06pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:27:29pm

re: #31 whitebeach

I outlined a short story once, didn’t write it because it didn’t seem that interesting, where a time traveller from the present gets a chance to go back and kill baby Hitler, and does so. He or she then returns to the present and is surprised to be speaking German, like everyone else in America, because either Heydrich or Speer (I hadn’t decided which) had become the Nazi leader and had made the right decisions for war, rather than the crazy ones.

Perhaps this might have some relevance to our current dilemma.

So…don’t kill Baby Trump? Somebody better tell Time Travelling Obama!

But maybe we’re in this situation because of Barry Allen and Flashpoint!

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EPR-radar  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:30:28pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

The only good thing about me having temporarily lost my mind politically after 9/11 is that I recovered and am much less likely to do it again.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:31:48pm

re: #41 EPR-radar

The only good thing about me having temporarily lost my mind politically after 9/11 is that I recovered and am much less likely to do it again.

Exactly. Won’t make that mistake again.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:35:23pm
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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:35:26pm

Is it okay to say that I am more concerned about what Trump can do to this country as compared to what the 9/11 terrorists did?

And I do realize one could have helped lead to the other.

But if you want to get into the politics of it all. I see Trump as more an issue.

They were/are an outside issue.

Trump is us…as in our own people are doing this, they elected him, they enable and protect him. Big Danger.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:38:07pm

LOOK…a unicorn

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:39:09pm
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Scout  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:41:17pm

re: #4 MsJ

Sorry about that! Glad to see it was fixed.

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Scout  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:41:44pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Fixed that link - hit the refresh button and it will work.

Thank you!

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:41:49pm

re: #44 ObserverArt

Is it okay to say that I am more concerned about what Trump can do to this country as compared to what the 9/11 terrorists did?

And I do realize one could have helped lead to the other.

But if you want to get into the politics of it all. I see Trump as more an issue.

They were/are an outside issue.

Trump is us…as in our own people are doing this, they elected him, they enable and protect him. Big Danger.

I think it is. A whole lot of people have let themselves get scared. These people have been taken advantage of by the right and white supremacists. I hold them responsible for allowing themselves to be taken advantage of - they’re adults, they should know better - and I think we were never going to fix anything until some people realize what they’ve allowed to happen.

Edited.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:42:36pm

re: #40 Blind Frog Belly White

Lacking other evidence, I blame Hal Jordan.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:45:22pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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I’m not understanding why Trump thinks this is a huge announcement since the WV Governor was a Republican as recently as 2015.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:46:25pm

re: #31 whitebeach

I outlined a short story once, didn’t write it because it didn’t seem that interesting, where a time traveller from the present gets a chance to go back and kill baby Hitler, and does so. He or she then returns to the present and is surprised to be speaking German, like everyone else in America, because either Heydrich or Speer (I hadn’t decided which) had become the Nazi leader and had made the right decisions for war, rather than the crazy ones.

Perhaps this might have some relevance to our current dilemma.

My son read something that said 2016 was the result of a whole lot of time travelers attempting to fix history. It’s not necessarily true that if they hadn’t meddled, things would have been worse. Having so many different time travelers trying to fix things and not working together just messed it up.

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calochortus  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:47:18pm

re: #52 Patricia Kayden

I’m not understanding why Trump thinks this is a huge announcement since the WV Governor was a Republican as recently as 2015.

Because it’s all he’s got?

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EPR-radar  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:48:33pm

re: #52 Patricia Kayden

I’m not understanding why Trump thinks this is a huge announcement since the WV Governor was a Republican as recently as 2015.

Of course it’s a huge announcement. Have you seen the size of the WV governor?

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:49:15pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

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Thanks for the Free video. I never saw that one before.

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nowherenorth2  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:49:25pm

One. That brief was awesome to read. And I laughed.

Two. Those phone call transcripts…I swear alot and dont make sense, Damn non sequitors, speech impediment, and stroke, but good god, that is manipulation and stupidity mixed in to one bag.

Three. I am glad you are here Charles.

Four. I am appalled by trump and the cult. I saw a guy say he was fluent in trumpenomics, I think that is the economics of lying and bullshitting.

Five. This administration is why I eat popcorn. It is scary as shit, but Goddamn, watching a bunch of white nationalists and idiots run around with their head chopped off but continually trying to state “facts” for their idiotic and misguided beliefs is entertaining because they suck.

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retired cynic  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:49:34pm

re: #23 MsJ

I should not laugh at someone’s face! I should not laugh…

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gocart mozart  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:50:19pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:50:38pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:51:25pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:51:49pm

re: #41 EPR-radar

The only good thing about me having temporarily lost my mind politically after 9/11 is that I recovered and am much less likely to do it again.

I should add that part of this recovery was transitioning from an R-leaning independent to “I will never vote for a Republican again as long as I live.”

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:53:01pm

OK, I am convinced that every time someone on the idiot bow brings up “It doesn’t seem Kelly has stopped the leaks” is simply trying to troll/instigate a response from Trump.

Every “breaking” story this week is in reality more than likely based on information that was garnered from a “leak” weeks ago. None of these media agencies would have reported on this stuff without thoroughly vetting it.

It will be at least a couple weeks before any of us will be able to determine if the flow of information from those with access has really reduced.

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:53:06pm

re: #52 Patricia Kayden

I’m not understanding why Trump thinks this is a huge announcement since the WV Governor was a Republican as recently as 2015.

Never look at this logically. It’s Trump.

You have to think like a carnival barker con man.

Makes sense then because he is giving his admirers what they want and they in turn are giving him what he needs, their attention to help him hold on and the rush he seems to need hearing a bunch of idiots cheering.

And with that…later. What will a Friday with no one in DC bring?

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MsJ  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:53:53pm

re: #56 EPR-radar

Of course it’s a huge announcement. Have you seen the size of the WV governor?

BA DUM BA!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:54:56pm

re: #52 Patricia Kayden

I’m not understanding why Trump thinks this is a huge announcement since the WV Governor was a Republican as recently as 2015.

What’s going on is some fucked-up political theater that’s not too far removed from Terrance Stamp shouting “Kneel before Zod” (notably absent: poise and coolness) or the fake-ass triumphs they staged for Caligula.

Authoritarians love sentimentality and melodrama because they’re thought-stoppers, scripting and performance that make you think less, and feel in a very shallow, un-reflective ways. Banal formulas and tropes form the basis of cult of personality and anti-skepticism promoted as a virtue.

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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 6:57:39pm

re: #40 Blind Frog Belly White

So…don’t kill Baby Trump? Somebody better tell Time Travelling Obama!

But maybe we’re in this situation because of Barry Allen and Flashpoint!

I’d be the best/worst time traveler: I’d use it just to do things like see the Doors at the Whiskey or Janis in SF or Robert Johnson in some random Chicago speakeasy. Definitely the Beatles in Liverpool. I’d do thinks like go to the 1932 World Series to see if Ruth really called his shot, or watch Jack Johnson fight, see Jim Thorpe compete. Stuff like that.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:00:09pm
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freetoken  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:01:19pm

re: #40 Blind Frog Belly White

You wouldn’t need to kill baby Trump.

When his grandfather tried to come into the country, you just needed to go down to the dock, and testify that he was an undesirable criminal and present something to convince the port/immigration authority to not allow entry.

Even if the guy eventually made it back in someday, even these tiny changes can deny future possibilities.

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freetoken  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:01:54pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

We have to hope that Trump sufficiently damages the Republican party that they’ll be a mess for years.

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whitebeach  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:02:21pm

re: #54 Belafon

Having so many different time travelers trying to fix things and not working together just messed it up.

Ain’t that the way it always goes? If only we could get Congress to establish an appropriate regulatory agency, like a Department of Chronosynclastic Travel Coordination and Control, staffed by veterans of the TSA, it would be so simple.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:02:35pm

re: #68 KGxvi

My time-travel plan is to steal dodos.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:03:42pm

re: #62 gocart mozart

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“Mr. Trump owns 17 courses with 17 clubhouses, so I’ll need 17 of these framed by tomorrow.”

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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:04:17pm

re: #73 The Ghost of a Flea

My time-travel plan is to steal dodos.

Would it be wrong of me to add eating dishes involving extinct ingredients?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:04:50pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

LOOK…a unicorn

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Duh!!

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Scout  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:05:56pm

re: #68 KGxvi

I’d be the best/worst time traveler: I’d use it just to do things like see the Doors at the Whiskey or Janis in SF or Robert Johnson in some random Chicago speakeasy. Definitely the Beatles in Liverpool. I’d do thinks like go to the 1932 World Series to see if Ruth really called his shot, or watch Jack Johnson fight, see Jim Thorpe compete. Stuff like that.

I’d want to do boring things: go back to the mid-’60s and visit my favorite neighborhoods here in Tokyo and see how much they’ve changed.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:05:57pm

re: #64 FormerDirtDart

OK, I am convinced that every time someone on the idiot bow brings up “It doesn’t seem Kelly has stopped the leaks” is simply trying to troll/instigate a response from Trump.

Every “breaking” story this week is in reality more than likely based on information that was garnered from a “leak” weeks ago. None of these media agencies would have reported on this stuff without thoroughly vetting it.

It will be at least a couple weeks before any of us will be able to determine if the flow of information from those with access has really reduced.

On the flip side, Trump will continue to freak out about leaks, and its only a matter of time before he attacks Kelly about it.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:05:59pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

LOOK…a unicorn

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Fox News will let Charlie Gasperino go fairly soon. That level of truth is not welcome there.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:06:19pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

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Many of us were truly shocked after 9/11. Recovery has been slow.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:07:07pm

re: #76 KGxvi

Would it be wrong of me to add eating dishes involving extinct ingredients?

The entire plot of The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:07:25pm

re: #78 Scout

I’d want to do boring things: go back to the mid-’60s and visit my favorite neighborhoods here in Tokyo and see how much they’ve changed.

I’d go back, take a bunch of notes and write a bunch of books based on “A day in the life of…” covering ancient civilizations

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:08:05pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:08:44pm

re: #76 KGxvi

I’m curious about silphium.

I’d be a little nervous about food safety in the past though. You could write an extremely short and vulgar scifi story about how time travel is rendered useless by the speed with which chrononauts shit themselves to death.

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Scout  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:08:48pm

re: #81 Birth Control Works

Many of us were truly shocked after 9/11. Recovery has been slow.

Many of us marched against both the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions, and were abused for our efforts.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:09:44pm

re: #68 KGxvi

I’d be the best/worst time traveler: I’d use it just to do things like see the Doors at the Whiskey or Janis in SF or Robert Johnson in some random Chicago speakeasy. Definitely the Beatles in Liverpool. I’d do thinks like go to the 1932 World Series to see if Ruth really called his shot, or watch Jack Johnson fight, see Jim Thorpe compete. Stuff like that.

See if the crucifixion of Jesus occurred.

I’m an atheist, but I thought an interesting idea for a story would be to have Thomas be a time traveler. The actual story could be different, but he would be there to see what happened.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:09:56pm

Still working on my photographic skills (solid color dogs are hard), but isn’t she Beautiful!
Sweet, sweet girl.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:11:04pm

PSA: Do not watch Manborg on Amazon Prime. You’re welcome.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:11:36pm

re: #73 The Ghost of a Flea

My time-travel plan is to steal dodos.

Saw that as “dildos”. Got another eye surgery this month.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:12:00pm

re: #85 The Ghost of a Flea

I’m curious about silphium.

I’d be a little nervous about food safety in the past though. You could write an extremely short and vulgar scifi story about how time travel is rendered useless by the speed with which chrononauts shit themselves to death.

sounds like salicylic acid (a/k/a willow bark, aspirin)

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:12:08pm

re: #84 Kragar

In the replies:

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:12:12pm

re: #89 GlutenFreeJesus

PSA: Do not watch Manborg on Amazon Prime. You’re welcome.

I’ll wait for the Rifftrax version

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:12:44pm
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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:12:47pm

Library of Alexandria —hands down, the first place I’d go.

But, I wouldn’t be allowed in —as a woman anyway.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:13:15pm

re: #92 Belafon

In the replies:

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Sounds like a condom ad.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:13:33pm

re: #78 Scout

I’d want to do boring things: go back to the mid-’60s and visit my favorite neighborhoods here in Tokyo and see how much they’ve changed.

Just keep a steady hand on that dial.

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teleskiguy  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:13:43pm
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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:14:00pm

re: #86 Scout

Many of us marched against both the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions, and were abused for our efforts.

I often wonder if my reaction would have been different if I hadn’t had a small child at the time.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:15:37pm

re: #90 Decatur Deb

Not sure how your eyes connect to your filthy subconscious, but whatever//

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:16:18pm
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retired cynic  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:16:25pm

re: #98 teleskiguy

My gosh, did the poor thing keel over dead?

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whitebeach  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:16:40pm

re: #68 KGxvi

I’d be the best/worst time traveler: I’d use it just to do things like see the Doors at the Whiskey or Janis in SF or Robert Johnson in some random Chicago speakeasy. Definitely the Beatles in Liverpool. I’d do thinks like go to the 1932 World Series to see if Ruth really called his shot, or watch Jack Johnson fight, see Jim Thorpe compete. Stuff like that.

This is beautiful. I’d only point out that for two or three of your destinations, you don’t have to time travel, just be old like me.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:17:52pm

re: #101 Kragar

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ahhhhh, I’m thinking of a video “ooga booga” … . . Baywatch guy.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:19:12pm

re: #100 The Ghost of a Flea

Not sure how your eyes connect to your filthy subconscious, but whatever//

Quite remarkably—at times I ‘miss’ letters and fill them in hilariously.

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CBGB  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:19:43pm

re: #373 gocart mozart

I don’t particularly love baseball, but that is AWESOME

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:21:26pm

re: #102 retired cynic

My gosh, did the poor thing keel over dead?

It appeared to still be chomping away splayed out on the ground as the video ended. Pure ecstasy.

One of the cutest videos of an animal I’ve seen. I know they are tree rats, but those little fuzzballs sure can be entertaining little rascals.

Glad I was still reading through to catch that.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:22:26pm

This guy was actually easier to photograph —solid color brown dogs are harder to capture than black. Why? I don’t know. The only reason he sat still was because I was holding the ball hostage —holding it over my head with one hand, the camera in the other. I was using it to position his head. “Throw the ball in the Lake, Throw the ball in the Lake, Throw the Ball in the Lake.” —all day long.

109
Bear  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:24:07pm

re: #88 Birth Control Works

re: #88 Birth Control Works

Real nice! Like the 3D effect.

dre: #88 Birth Control Works

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:25:11pm

re: #109 Bear

Real nice! Like the 3D effect.

d

Thanks! I’m glad it works. I try.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:25:14pm
112
Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:25:23pm
113
Unshaken Defiance  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:27:40pm

re: #108 Birth Control Works

Sometimes you run up against when you need light from the angle other than available, and that makes it harder to deal with certain colors and the shine of reflected light. Get a friend and one of those silver windshield sun reflectors and try bouncing extra light onto the doggie. I think you will be very pleased with the difference.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:27:43pm

I have one more dog to put up. bbl

115
whitebeach  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:28:22pm

re: #106 CBGB

I don’t particularly love baseball, but that is AWESOME

Ya know, it’s a fine catch, but it seems spectacular only because he goes over the wall. Jay Buhner made an even better catch at almost that same spot years ago and also went over the wall. I’ve seen many greater catches over time, from Willie’s rundown of Vic Wertz’s drive in 1954 to Junior’s amazing home-run theft at the center field wall back in, what, I don’t remember the year. Swoboda’s “The Catch” in the Miracle Mets series in 1969. Like I say, this is a beautiful play, but the noise about it being the best ever is just that … noise.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:28:52pm

re: #113 Unshaken Defiance

Sometimes you run up against when you need light from the angle other than available, and that makes it harder to deal with certain colors and the shine of reflected light. Get a friend and one of those silver windshield sun reflectors and try bouncing extra light onto the doggie. I think you will be very pleased with the difference.

Good idea. I didn’t bring any props with me, only the camera. Luckily it was a bright, beautiful day by the lake. I didn’t know I’d have the opportunity to capture these guys. I usually use a white foam board. The sun reflector is a good idea!

117
darthstar  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:32:18pm

re: #98 teleskiguy

A friend of mine just had her dissertation approved, today, in Cognitive Studies in Squirrels.(it’s more than just that, but yeah, she got a doctorate in Squirrel).

118
bratwurst  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:34:37pm

This dumbass take is brought to you by the Editorial Features Editor of the Wall Street Journal:

119
Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:36:10pm

re: #118 bratwurst

This dumbass take is brought to you by the Editorial Features Editor of the Wall Street Journal:

[Embedded content]

No como el gigante plateado de fama Griega,
Con extremidades conquistadoras extendiéndose de tierra a tierra;
Aquí, en nuestras puertas en el atardecer bañadas por el mar, estará de pie
Una poderosa mujer con una antorcha, cuya llama es
La luz de los prisioneros y su nombre es
La madre de los exiliados. Su mano como faro
Brilla en bienvenida al mundo entero. Sus ojos dóciles comandan
La bahía ventosa enmarcada por las ciudades gemelas.
“Tierras de antaño quédense con su historias pomposas!” Exclama ella
Con labios silenciosos. “Dadme tus cansados, tus pobres,
Tus masas amontonadas gimiendo por respirar libres,
Los despreciados de tus congestionadas costas.
Enviadme a estos, los desposeidos, basura de la tempestad.
Levanto mi lámpara al lado de la puerta dorada!”

They know it.

120
Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:36:27pm

re: #118 bratwurst

121
VegasGolfer  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:36:30pm
122
Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:36:58pm
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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:38:12pm

re: #121 VegasGolfer

[Embedded content]

Video

It’s all relative, but I like the over-the-wall one more. But this is like deciding which ice cream flavor is better. The answer to that is about 90% yes.

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ozharas  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:38:23pm

This Turnbull transcript leak is causing waves here - the details that came out of that call that pertain to our current political situation could be quite damaging to our PM.

E.g. Turnbull is that call said that Australia does control the camps we are running in Nauru and Manus, yet the government line for years has been that these people are under the control of those governments and all the abuse and trauma they have suffered there are naught to do with us.

Another is the revelation that our recent intake of 12,000 Syrians was deliberately 90% Christian, which has never been declared before.

Our conservative government is shattering from the inside with the classic moderate vs conservative schism, mainly over same-sex marriage - this will further render our PM, supposedly a moderate held hostage by conservatives with a 1 seat majority and a hostile senate, even more isolated and vulnerable.

125
Teukka  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:39:20pm

Breaking News… The White House has appointed The Swedish Chef as the new communications director. In his first press conference he said “Harny blarny hjorny toad” followed by “bjork bjork bjork”. Reporters agreed this was the most intellectually sound press conference in MONTHS

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wheat-dogg  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:40:32pm

re: #117 darthstar

A friend of mine just had her dissertation approved, today, in Cognitive Studies in Squirrels.(it’s more than just that, but yeah, she got a doctorate in Squirrel).

Were there squirrels on the review committee?

127
calochortus  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:40:47pm

re: #125 Teukka

Breaking News… The White House has appointed The Swedish Chef as the new communications director. In his first press conference he said “Harny blarny hjorny toad” followed by “bjork bjork bjork”. Reporters agreed this was the most intellectually sound press conference in MONTHS

Sorry, the Swedish Chef isn’t stupid enough to take the post.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:40:57pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

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calochortus  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:42:48pm

re: #128 Belafon

[Embedded content]

Also too, the Lazarus poem on the base doesn’t have the force of law. It’s an (apparently outdated) ideal, so what’s the big fuss about?

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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:44:08pm

re: #103 whitebeach

This is beautiful. I’d only point out that for two or three of your destinations, you don’t have to time travel, just be old like me.

The more I think about it, the more I’d probably be inclined to bet on some of those past sporting events (knowing the outcome), open a bank account with Wells Fargo and occasionally show up as my own son/grandson to make sure the account was still there.

131
jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:44:11pm

re: #129 calochortus

Conservatives hate talk about ideals when it’s not about ideal tax cutting.

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bratwurst  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:44:36pm

re: #118 bratwurst

This dumbass take is brought to you by the Editorial Features Editor of the Wall Street Journal:

[Embedded content]

BTW: per Wikipedia, this is the same asshole who gave the world this gem:

On July 25, 2012, Taranto sparked outrage online by posting the following comment to his Twitter account, in reference to the victims and survivors of the July 2012 Aurora, Colorado mass shooting: “I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice”.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:44:37pm

re: #129 calochortus

Also too, the Lazarus poem on the base doesn’t have the force of law. It’s an (apparently outdated) ideal, so what’s the big fuss about?

Does anyone else see the scenes in DC’s Kingdom Come of the people surrounding the Statue of Liberty telling everyone to go away?

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wheat-dogg  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:45:12pm

re: #129 calochortus

Also too, the Lazarus poem on the base doesn’t have the force of law. It’s an (apparently outdated) ideal, so what’s the big fuss about?

Emma Lazarus was a Jewish intellectual who sympathized with refugees. And a woman.

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calochortus  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:47:09pm

re: #134 wheat-dogg

Emma Lazarus was a Jewish intellectual who sympathized with refugees. And a woman.

Well, there is that…

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VegasGolfer  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:47:20pm

re: #123 Belafon

Yeah, but everything these days is the greatest thing ever.
That was one of the first ones I saw when i did a google search, there were others that the player went over the wall too. So it really is relative (subjective)

Donaldson flies into stands for amazing catch

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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:49:25pm

re: #134 wheat-dogg

Emma Lazarus was a Jewish intellectual who sympathized with refugees. And a woman.

I feel like we are two weeks away from someone in the administration saying this:

Blazing Saddles We Don’t Want the Irish!

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MsJ  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:50:21pm

What could possibly go wrong? Kushner wants government data in the cloud.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:50:22pm

re: #134 wheat-dogg

Emma Lazarus was a Jewish intellectual who sympathized with refugees. And a woman.

Ah. A cosmopolitan.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:51:16pm

re: #137 KGxvi

I feel like we are two weeks away from someone in the administration saying this:

[Embedded content]

You’re several hours late for a Freep thread which says exactly that, repeatedly.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:51:17pm
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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:52:08pm

re: #138 MsJ

What could possibly go wrong? Kushner wants government data in the cloud.

[Embedded content]

Silicon Valley Techie: why is so much of this code in Russian?

Kushner: don’t worry about it. Also, I need to plug my phone in, can I use your computer?

143
jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:52:57pm

Conservatives need a 300 foot copper-clad statue of a parrot.

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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:53:12pm

re: #140 Decatur Deb

You’re several hours late for a Freep thread which says exactly that, repeatedly.

Only hours? I’d’ve figured it’d be months or years for Freepers.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:54:39pm

re: #139 Decatur Deb

Ah. A cosmopolitan.

Indeed

I found it interesting that the woman who persuaded Lazarus to submit a poem to the auction was a Southern lady with considerable Confederate connections.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:56:11pm
147
Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:56:30pm

re: #144 KGxvi

Only hours? I’d’ve figured it’d be months or years for Freepers.

Heh. They’ve taken it out of rotation. The nativist outburst was a response to this:

irishexaminer.com

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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:57:02pm

re: #145 wheat-dogg

Indeed

I found it interesting that the woman who persuaded Lazarus to submit a poem to the auction was a Southern lady with considerable Confederate connections.

Many Confederates considered themselves the rightful heirs of the American Revolution, and thought abolitionists like Lincoln were traitors to the Revolution

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:57:41pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:57:54pm

Day two of seven in Twitter jail.

Giphy

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 3, 2017 • 7:58:49pm

Earlier this evening I was doing the usual channel surfing to compare coverage. Fox had yet another “Eric Bolling sits in the middle” panel. There was a young blond woman with glasses and then—pan left—Trace Adkins in his black cowboy hat and gravelly voice telling us about the Taliban!

Chuck Todd had real veterans of political investigations, as did CNN. I know: no surprise. But Trace? Why not. He’s got country gravitas.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:00:59pm

re: #150 teleskiguy

Day two of seven in Twitter jail.

[Embedded content]

Negro Prison Songs/”It makes a long time man feel bad” & “Prison Blues”

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retired cynic  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:01:08pm

re: #151 Barefoot Grin

Earlier this evening I was doing the usual channel surfing to compare coverage. Fox had yet another “Eric Bolling sits in the middle” panel. There was a young blond woman with glasses and then—pan left—Trace Adkins in his black cowboy hat and gravelly voice telling us about the Taliban!

Chuck Todd had real veterans of political investigations, as did CNN. I know: no surprise. But Trace? Why not. He’s got country gravitas.

It’s the voice.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:01:08pm
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CBGB  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:02:37pm

re: #121 VegasGolfer

Baseball is way better than I ever gave it credit for

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calochortus  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:02:48pm

re: #144 KGxvi

Only hours? I’d’ve figured it’d be months or years for Freepers.

The thread I believe was being referred to.

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Lidane  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:03:03pm

The Freeper meltdowns over Mueller’s grand jury continue apace. Have some derp:

“THERE WAS NO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE.for God’s sake supoena Seth Rich’s computer he is the one that leaked EVERYTHING To wikileaks”

“Can evidence of the unmasking and Clinton corruption be added?”

“Sessions must be fired but know this absolute fact— A president can never be indicted. separation of powers and 200 year of standing precedence. Also all indictments of the innocent for political purposes may receive immediate presidential clemency. This is a witch hunt gone berserk and it must be stomped in the mud!!”

“Trump is the greatest patriot of our generation, but I think we’ve lost our country. The corruption and treason are so pervasive that there is no peaceful solution possible.”

“DC, lost in foreign and domestic antiConstitution centrifuge.”

“They will never touch our elected president. We will not permit it. This is the greatest thing that could havehappened for his massive reelection. people are now PISSED!!My wife is livid!! You don’t want my wife livid!!”

“you absolutely cannot indict a sitting president. It is separation of powers. also He has the absolute power of pardon. This is all silliness in a sea of ignorance.”

“Democrats are despicable.. They will _create_ bogus charges against Trump White House because they are of a ‘means to an end’ mentality. Their end is total Power and Control.. They care Nothing about the TRUTH. They care Nothing about what is Best for America.. And as for all the do-nothing SOB Republicans in Congress, they will pay in Primary. Our country will not go down.. Mark my words.. Patriots will come out of the woodwork to save her.”

Wow. Robert Mueller is in VIOLATION OF THE LAW for his conflict of interest in this matter and.. NO ONE IN THE DOJ OR CONGRESS CARES. If the DEMONRATS want CIVIL WAR by trying to remove Trump, THEY WILL GET ONE. AND A BIG, BEAUTIFUL AND BLOODY CIVIL WAR”

“WHAT THE MF SHIT IS THIS?!!!!! God help us because there is going to be fireworks coming out from a stick if those asshole try anything!!!!! THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS!!!”

Fun times.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:03:38pm

re: #154 Charles Johnson

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Stanley Sea  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:03:38pm

re: #124 ozharas

I so appreciate your input.

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Scout  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:03:57pm

re: #157 Lidane

Thanks for taking one for the team.

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I cannot.  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:04:43pm
162
Unshaken Defiance  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:05:20pm

re: #154 Charles Johnson

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petesh  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:05:21pm

re: #157 Lidane

The Freeper meltdowns over Mueller’s grand jury continue apace. Have some derp:

Fun times.

You deserve a hot cuddle, warm bath and cold liquor. Repeat as necessary.

164
teleskiguy  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:06:29pm
165
KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:06:44pm

re: #157 Lidane

The Freeper meltdowns over Mueller’s grand jury continue apace. Have some derp:

Fun times.

I’ll say it again: Trump’s impeachment will be fucking magical

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:07:05pm

re: #164 teleskiguy

Dinosaurs!

167
retired cynic  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:07:19pm

re: #164 teleskiguy

Dinosaurs!

168
jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:07:35pm

JInx!

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retired cynic  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:07:57pm

re: #166 jaunte

Dinosaurs!

Dadgummit! 14 seconds!

170
KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:08:11pm

re: #164 teleskiguy

That’s a dinosaur

171
KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:08:33pm

re: #169 retired cynic

Double dammit

172
jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:08:51pm

Handy, pocket feather comb.

173
The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:09:25pm

re: #161 I cannot.

Observation: James Taranto speaks English and doesn’t know what the poem means.

174
calochortus  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:10:01pm

re: #173 The Ghost of a Flea

Or he just doesn’t care.

175
fern01  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:11:25pm

re: #149 jaunte

Newt Gingrich (NEWT GINGRICH) just complained about an independent counsel expanding an investigation. NEWT GINGRICH

The law says all such independent counsels can only investigate democrats. Everyone knows that to be an undeniable fact.

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teleskiguy  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:11:48pm
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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:12:39pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:13:24pm

re: #174 calochortus

It’s like an especially stupid variant of Watsonian versus Doylist perspective: that the poem addresses the American reader even if the language seems to directly address the immigrant…but nope, James Taranto is a smug thicky.

179
KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:14:45pm

re: #177 Kragar

You know, Trump ordering Sessions to convene a grand jury to indict Clinton, and Sessions following through on it would probably be a great set of facts of the Abuse of Power Article of Impeachment

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:15:01pm

re: #177 Kragar

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Nowhere because there are no “Clinton crimes”. Idiot.

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Scout  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:15:26pm

Screwed it up. Never mind.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:15:32pm
183
Stanley Sea  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:18:42pm

re: #157 Lidane

TY for the dose of tonights schadenfreude! I’ll take it.

184
wheat-dogg  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:19:41pm

re: #182 goddamnedfrank

He’s the pointy-haired boss in Dilbert.

185
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:20:59pm

re: #63 EPR-radar

I should add that part of this recovery was transitioning from an R-leaning independent to “I will never vote for a Republican again as long as I live.”

That was me as a teenager before I was eligible to vote. Nixon rodent copulating the Vietnam Peace Talks (resulting in the death of my father) convinced me Republicans don’t care who or how many people they kill in the name of Conservatism.

I have not been proved wrong.

186
sagehen  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:21:54pm

re: #130 KGxvi

The more I think about it, the more I’d probably be inclined to bet on some of those past sporting events (knowing the outcome), open a bank account with Wells Fargo and occasionally show up as my own son/grandson to make sure the account was still there.

So I’m not the only mercenary here; I was thinking more in terms of buying stock in Apple and Amazon at just the right time, or real estate, or issue #1 of Superman…

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:22:09pm

re: #182 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

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teleskiguy  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:22:17pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:23:20pm

re: #184 wheat-dogg

He’s the pointy-haired boss in Dilbert.

The kind of privatization evangelizing fuckwit who thinks “cloud” computing has to somehow be fundamentally different than government datacenters because he drank the marketing kool-aid.

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retired cynic  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:23:40pm

re: #186 sagehen

So I’m not the only mercenary here; I was thinking more in terms of buying stock in Apple and Amazon at just the right time, or real estate, or issue #1 of Superman…

Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway. That would work. Maybe just a couple of shares of Apple.

191
KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:26:22pm

re: #186 sagehen

So I’m not the only mercenary here; I was thinking more in terms of buying stock in Apple and Amazon at just the right time, or real estate, or issue #1 of Superman…

I figure if I don’t use it until after I left the first time, then it shouldn’t change too much of the time line. Real estate is probably the most dangerous, and tricky to maintain (plus property taxes). And modern stock isn’t much better (too much tracking info necessary, plus there are dividend payments). Collectibles though… there’s something to that

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whitebeach  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:27:28pm

re: #129 calochortus

Also too, the Lazarus poem on the base doesn’t have the force of law. It’s an (apparently outdated) ideal, so what’s the big fuss about?

Just like the Declaration of Independence. No force of law, just antiquated liberal propaganda.

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sagehen  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:27:49pm

re: #155 CBGB

Baseball is way better than I ever gave it credit for

The best thing about baseball is there’s no clock. It takes as long as it takes.

Second best thing — they never play in the rain.

Third best thing — it’s the perfect radio game. No matter how many things happen, all the happenings are one at a time and can be adequately described. Go to the beach with a little transistor radio, you can lie in the sun with your eyes closed and see it all.

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whitebeach  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:33:11pm

re: #130 KGxvi

The more I think about it, the more I’d probably be inclined to bet on some of those past sporting events (knowing the outcome), open a bank account with Wells Fargo and occasionally show up as my own son/grandson to make sure the account was still there.

Or if you want to go that way, take out life insurance on Janis and Morrison with you as beneficiary. But maybe Wells Fargo is a sleaze too far.

195
sagehen  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:33:54pm

re: #182 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

I’d take this “suggestion” more seriously if they hadn’t deliberately erased all the climate data.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:37:01pm

re: #126 wheat-dogg

Were there squirrels on the review committee?

Lol!! Good one.

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VegasGolfer  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:45:37pm

re: #193 sagehen

I was watching dodgers braves tonight and there was a pretty good rain coming down for a short period. I was laughing at all the wimpy fans who went to the concession area.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:49:48pm

re: #182 goddamnedfrank

This idea of Kushner’s to put government data “on the cloud” (on private servers IOKIYAR) is probably related to the fact his brother owns a piece of a computer company that does exactly that … as you recall, the firm Opengov (structured to do this) was invited to sit at a conference with Trump along with Facebook’s and Apple’s and other major tech companies.

Kushner Family Owns Piece of Valley Start-Up at Trump Tech Confab (Goes to the Silicone Valley Business Journal, more at the link from July 14):

Palantir Technologies Inc., the Palo Alto analytics unicorn co-founded by Peter Thiel, apparently wasn’t the only venture-backed company at a White House tech roundtable organized last month by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that OpenGov Inc., a Redwood City startup whose CEO had a prominent seat between the CEOs of Akamai and VMware, is part owned by Thrive Capital — a venture firm run by Kushner’s brother, Joshua.

OpenGov’s 1,500 state and local government customers use it to streamline and improve the transparency of their budgeting while better tracking and evaluating how money is being spent.

It is used in every state but three — Louisiana, South Dakota and Vermont — and in about a third of California’s cities and counties, including in San Jose, Palo Alto and Cupertino.

Jared Kushner was on Thrive’s board when it invested in the company over several rounds going back to 2013. He sold his interest in Thrive to his brother in January and left the board at that time.

Of note, Opengov is worth only a tiny fraction of companies such as Microsoft or Facebook. However, if Opengov were to get a contract with the Feds, Kushner’s family stands to make a stack of money as high as Pike’s Peak.

Remember, when dealing with conservatives, always look for the way they are trying to make money out of the government they claim to hate.


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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - American Girl10/13/2017 Encore on night 4 of Ryman residency
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WALK the MOON - Headphones Get WALK THE MOON's “One Foot” and "Headphones" Instantly When You Pre-Order The New Album 'What If Nothing':iTunes - wtmband.comAmazon - wtmband.comSpotify Pre-Save - wtmband.comGoogle Play - wtmband.comMerch Store - wtmband.com Stream "Headphones" Now:Apple Music - wtmband.comSpotify - wtmband.com ...
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Nightmare at PDX In all, Cristina was held for 48 hours with the jail population, though she had committed no crime. She was treated poorly, and denied medical treatment when she requested it. She had no money in her jail phone account ...
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First-Ever Sex Discrimination Legal Network Is Ready to Defend Women in Trump’s America Shortly after the election, the attorneys and advocates who work at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) started having a conversation. It seemed that the incoming Trump administration was likely to move backward on enforcing civil rights, loosening regulations, ...
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Meet Rhiannon Giddens, Newly Minted MacArthur ‘Genius’ As a solo artist — and, before that, as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops — singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens has made a career out of revitalizing and invigorating decades' worth of music reflecting the African-American experience. That's meant ...
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Lies About Black America Are ‘Central’ to Gun Ownership: A Reporter on What We Get Wrong About Gun Violence Lies that the GOP and Donald Trump promote all day long. “If you look at the neighborhoods where [gun violence] is most clustered,” Beckett said, it’s located in areas with high levels of poverty, low levels of education, and ...
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St. Vincent Performs ‘Los Ageless’ One of Stephen's very favorite singer-songwriters collaborates with three pairs of boots to perform a song off her new album "Masseduction". Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE: bit.lyFor more content from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", click ...
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