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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:23:08pm

Hope he goes on his vacation and ends up in Moscow.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:24:43pm
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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:33:10pm
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calochortus  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:34:34pm

re: #3 jaunte

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So why do they want ones for all the Democrats?

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:35:17pm

“…An American institution since the colonial days, the grand jury has long played an important role in Criminal Law. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that a person suspected of a federal crime cannot be tried until a grand jury has determined that there is enough reason to charge the person.”
legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com

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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:42:58pm

re: #3 jaunte

Literally he first sentence of the Fifth Amendment

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calochortus  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:46:40pm

Hasta mañana, Lizards.

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:47:39pm
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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:52:04pm
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:52:24pm

re: #3 jaunte

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“elections—ridiculous!”

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:53:00pm

re: #6 KGxvi

Literally he first sentence of the Fifth Amendment

They were added later.

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retired cynic  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:53:09pm

re: #9 jaunte

It’s a wonder they can dress themselves.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:53:43pm

Carried over from the previous thread, because by the time I dug up the information and posted it, the thread was dead.

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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 CEOs.

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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teleskiguy  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:54:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:56:09pm

Fixed link in #13. Recycle the comment and you can read the rest of the article.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:57:32pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:58:05pm

re: #9 jaunte

The Vanishing Commissar maneuver.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:58:30pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Only in America is supporting treason a positive trait in a politician.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:59:40pm

re: #17 The Ghost of a Flea

The Vanishing Commissar maneuver.

The Vanishing Commissar costs you at least $100 in most German brothels

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 8:59:56pm

These are not the Grand Jarrets you’re looking for.

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plansbandc  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:02:19pm

re: #18 Romantic Heretic

Exactly what I was saying to my dude. She’s proud of the Confederacy, therefore proud of supporting traitors or proud of being a traitor.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:02:23pm

re: #19 Kragar

Given the cost of dry-cleaning a period-appropriate Stalin costume, it’s surprising it’s not more expensive.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:02:54pm

Imagine the insanity contained within the collected transcriptions of Trump.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:05:02pm

re: #23 jaunte

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Imagine the insanity contained within the collected transcriptions of Trump.

I agree with what was said earlier: We need to see the Trump-Putin transcript. I suspect it wasn’t released because it was actually deleted.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:06:12pm
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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:12:47pm
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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:14:17pm

“…Attempts to reach Gorka by email for comment were not immediately successful.”
latimes.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:14:23pm

re: #26 jaunte

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Having heard this before, a couple months back, I’ll wait for confirmation, but good news if true.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:14:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:15:28pm

Very Sane Trump Mob Demands Total Muslim Jew Globalist HR McMaster’s Head on a Stick (Goes to Wonkette), more at the link:

Better get your scorecards out, because there’s an all new round of White House Thunderdome underway! Trump yelling at Jeff Sessions is so last week of July — the new fight is National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster versus the foul spawn of Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn, McMaster’s predecessor. Wednesday, we looked at the weird wordvomit that got Bannon pal Rich Higgins fired from the National Security Council. Wednesday night, McMaster up and fired Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a young twerp Flynn brought to the NSC as senior director for intelligence programs. When Flynn was booted and McMaster took over the job, Cohen-Watnick — who was handling sensitive intelligence information at the tender age of 30, and was the guy Devin Nunes, “recused” shitweasel chair of the House Intelligence Committee, relied on in his heroic quest to give the White House secret intelligence he got from the White House about “unmasking” and “wire tapps” — was one of the first people McMaster wanted to get rid of, because the CIA reportedly couldn’t stand him. But Cohen-Watnick had the love of Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner to keep him warm, so he went to Trump and asked to be kept on, and the president overruled McMaster.

But dynamics, as they say, have shifted, and now Cohen-Watnick is the third Bannonista in three weeks to get shitcanned. The other, now former senior director for the Middle East Derek Harvey, got the boot last week. Harvey had earlier this year presented McMaster with a list of NSC “holdovers” from the Obama administration and insisted they be fired as “Deep State” adversaries of Trump, but McMaster said nah, no way.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:17:20pm

re: #28 Blind Frog Belly White

Having heard this before, a couple months back, I’ll wait for confirmation, but good news if true.

And, indeed, the Crooks And Liars post links to a LA Time article from MAY.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:17:42pm

re: #9 jaunte

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Consistency is not a Conservative strong point.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:18:30pm

re: #29 Blind Frog Belly White

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:19:35pm

Well, I’m a big enough man to admit that I’m actually experiencing incredible glee over Gorka’s dismissal.

Not that he stands out among the administration’s quacks, but still…he can fuck off especially, and continue fucking off until he reaches Proxima Centauri.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:20:21pm
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Lidane  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:20:47pm

re: #26 jaunte

Fake Ph.D. and actual fucking Nazi Sebastian Gorka had this gem of wisdom earlier today:

No wonder Kelly fired him. Well, that and Gorka being a Nazi fraud.

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:21:03pm

re: #34 The Ghost of a Flea

Well, I’m a big enough man to admit that I’m actually experiencing incredible glee over Gorka’s dismissal.

Not that he stands out among the administration’s quacks, but still…he can fuck off especially, and continue fucking off until he reaches Proxima Centauri.

If it’s true, he’s the first white house nazi to be fired.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:22:02pm

re: #37 stpaulbear

If it’s true, he’s the first white house nazi to be fired.

The first in this administration. Reagan fired a Press Secretary after it was revealed he’d been a member of the Hitler Youth. He held the record for shortest time in the post until Anthony Scaramucci was fired.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:22:39pm

re: #31 Blind Frog Belly White

And, indeed, the Crooks And Liars post links to a LA Time article from MAY.

Yep, May. So maybe not yet.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:23:16pm

The story cited about Gorka is from May. There is no evidence at this time that Gorka has been fired by Kelly

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:24:00pm

HOLD ON!!! I don’t think the Gorka news is true!

The LA Times article the C&L post links to is dated MAY 1 2017!!! Remember a few months ago when we all thought he was gone? But he wasn’t? I think that’s the story, and it’s old, and it didn’t happen.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:25:09pm

I scanned the net all over the place and there is nothing saying Gorka got Gonged.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:25:14pm

re: #41 Blind Frog Belly White

Premature nazijection.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:25:48pm

Aw…muh schadenfreude.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:26:33pm

There’s enough news today. We shouldn’t try to have EVERYTHING in one day!

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:28:14pm

And the GOP love affair with fascists goes way back, as noted by Major General Smedley Butler in an alleged attempt to overthrow FDR and install a fascist government in 1933.

en.wikipedia.org

Nope, never had a reason to vote for a Republican, even after 9/11.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:35:18pm

re: #44 The Ghost of a Flea

Aw…muh schadenfreude.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:35:57pm

re: #41 Blind Frog Belly White

HOLD ON!!! I don’t think the Gorka news is true!

The LA Times article the C&L post links to is dated MAY 1 2017!!! Remember a few months ago when we all thought he was gone? But he wasn’t? I think that’s the story, and it’s old, and it didn’t happen.

What a disappointment!! Here I was envisioning Kelly engaged in an immediate and thorough house cleaning. Guess it will take a little while longer.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:42:02pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:42:42pm

re: #9 jaunte

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Well obviously that’s an old story and the wingnuts have gotten over it in the year s…wait, the dateline on the Clinton story is from two days ago?

Awkward…

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:43:19pm

re: #49 jaunte

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These people have reached 11 on the crazy scale

Shortest trip ever taken by man.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:43:51pm

re: #49 jaunte

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:44:16pm

re: #51 Targetpractice

McMaster believes in globes, man. Case closed.

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freetoken  Aug 3, 2017 • 9:51:18pm

re: #53 jaunte

McMaster believes in globes, man. Case closed.

Definitely not a flat-earther.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:11:11pm
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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:22:10pm
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:24:41pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:30:07pm

re: #56 Kragar

Miller appears to be the offspring of Reinhardt Heindrich/Josef Goebbels slash fiction.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:32:42pm

Not fake but recycled. This 2015 story ran as current on KAMR TV (Amarillo Texas) today:

Facebook Post

Reuters link cited in above story, dated JULY 31, 2015

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TedStriker  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:36:41pm

re: #59 The Ghost of a Flea

Miller appears to be the offspring of Reinhardt Heindrich/Josef Goebbels slash fiction.

With a bushier head of hair he’d look almost exactly like 80s-era Jonathan Banks (who tended to play the big bad henchman in 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, and Armed and Dangerous, but better known these days as Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul)

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JordanRules  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:39:37pm

Happy Birthday (though, not yet in my time zone) Barack Obama!

You’re a real one!

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JordanRules  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:44:48pm

Takes continue to age like hot garbage.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:46:12pm

re: #60 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Not fake but recycled. This 2015 story ran as current on KAMR TV (Amarillo Texas) today:

A Texas man who found an armadillo in his yard early Thursday morning opened fire on the animal only to have the bullet ricochet back and hit him in the face.

Reuters link cited in above story, dated JULY 31, 2015

I recall posting images similar to this back then

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:51:49pm

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:54:28pm

Ah now we know that the Russians got to the West Virginia Governor, too!

The plot THICKENS…

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Amory Blaine  Aug 3, 2017 • 10:55:44pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:01:10pm

It’s midnight in Mythical Time Zone. Happy Birthday President Obama!

Happy Birthday!
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JordanRules  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:05:20pm

re: #66 Joe Bacon 🌹

Can you make laundering look any more obvious??
Have mercy, SMH!

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:06:47pm

re: #58 Ace-o-aces

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It’s like I knew Trump’s administration was going to be an utter shit show yet I’m still stunned by the level of rank dysfunction and petty infighting. The GOP base and their elected representatives are literally too stupid to govern.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:07:33pm

I feel like I finally made a difference on the Internet. I commented on the C&L post about Gorka, and sure enough, it’s been updated that “It has been pointed out to me that the article is from May”, and I’m the only person who made that comment. So, I made a difference.

Yes, it was to make people unhappy that a guy who really SHOULD be fired hadn’t been. But still!

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:08:28pm

re: #69 JordanRules

Can you make laundering look any more obvious??
Have mercy, SMH!

Yes. Here’s a briefcase full of non-sequential unmarked worn twenty dollar bills.

(I went to the bank a couple days ago. I always get about $40 worth of $2 bills to annoy merchants in Nebraska and Wyoming. This time out they gave me brand-new bills all in sequence - I asked how I could pay a ransom if I had new sequentially-numbered bills.)

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freetoken  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:08:38pm

re: #71 Blind Frog Belly White

Good example of why we should always cross check when we see a story.

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JordanRules  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:08:48pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:11:14pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:12:40pm

re: #63 JordanRules

Takes continue to age like hot garbage.

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GG had a total of 1 tweet today about the grand jury, and that was to mock Popehat. The rest of the day he’s either remained silent or focused on other subjects.

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JordanRules  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:13:04pm

re: #71 Blind Frog Belly White

Good on you! I clicked into the tweet, saw your comment, took a look at the article and suspended my joy.

Thank you!

Supremely effed up that we have Nazis in our Gov’t and we have to hope they get fired. Not normal reminder!! It pisses me off.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:15:05pm

If you are planning to travel to Wyoming for the eclipse, the state has put width and weight restrictions on vehicles, including recreational vehicles for Aug 20-22. This is due to anticipated heavy traffic due to the solar eclipse. (Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle are the best spots to view the eclipse, due to length.)

The state will block entry on those days to such vehicles. Vehicles that already have permits will not have them honoured on those days.

For details, see the Wyoming Department of Transportation Website.

dot.state.wy.us

In Nebraska, oversize vehicles will be prohibited from August 18 to August 22.

dot.nebraska.gov

Nebraska also has a map of the eclipse route, along with travel tips for the eclipse that would be good in any state.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:15:24pm
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JordanRules  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:18:17pm

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹

Ha!
I was playing a couple scenarios in my head too, like taking out an ad asking for a special friendship and deal. But Justice seems to have done well on the super obvious front without our creative input.

These folks are emboldened in a way I’m really trying to learn how to understand better.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:34:50pm

re: #80 JordanRules

Ha!
I was playing a couple scenarios in my head too, like taking out an ad asking for a special friendship and deal. But Justice seems to have done well on the super obvious front without our creative input.

These folks are emboldened in a way I’m really trying to learn how to understand better.

They are emboldened by the belief that no one will do anything about it.

We’ll have to see. I don’t expect the GOP-controlled Congress to do anything until the moment hits when they think they might lose reëlection bids.

We’ll have to see if Mr. Mueller’s or Mr. Schniderman’s investigations have enough merit to warrant (pun intended) subpoenas or indictments.

What I fear is that amongst liberals, if the New York AG or Special Counsel decide they do not have enough evidence to bring any charges, they will think “the fix is in.” That would be a disaster if liberals throw the justice system under the bus the way conservatives want to.

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JordanRules  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:43:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:44:48pm

outdoornebraska.maps.arcgis.com

The path of the eclipse in my state. (You have to zoom way in to see my little village on the map.) It includes the length of time charted out from the centreline of the path.

For my village, the time of totality is 1:15. A bit north of me in Alliance, the time is 2:30. (I will likely just take the dirt road north of town toward Alliance and park in the Sandhills to view it.)

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 3, 2017 • 11:49:01pm

This is wild. We opened up the windows because it had dropped to 78 shortly before 11 PM. I first noticed it here - (23:16:50 80.7F). Over the last hour the temperature has risen to 83.9 in the east bay hills of SF bay. It’s averaging about 0.1 degree every 40 seconds. I have never seen this happen in the 15 years I’ve had a weather station. I think it’s still not done.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:02:19am

re: #84 Single-handed sailor

This is wild. We opened up the windows because it had dropped to 78 shortly before 11 PM. I first noticed it here - (23:16:50 80.7F). Over the last hour the temperature has risen to 83.9 in the east bay hills of SF bay. It’s averaging about 0.1 degree every 40 seconds. I have never seen this happen in the 15 years I’ve had a weather station. I think it’s still not done.

Is there a fire under your weather station?

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:04:01am

Comment at Wonkette on Robert Mueller empanelling a grand jury:

The only thing that would please me more at this stage would be to learn that Mueller had hired an disbarred proctologist and an anaesthesia-free root canal performance artist.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:06:44am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹

Is there a fire under your weather station?

An IRC friend asked if a raccoon was sitting on it. It’s 5 meters in the air on a steel conduit stuck in the ground. It finally started cooling again after it hit 84.0

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:13:49am

re: #87 Single-handed sailor

An IRC friend asked if a raccoon was sitting on it. It’s 5 meters in the air on a steel conduit stuck in the ground. It finally started cooling again after it hit 84.0

Very localised warm front?

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:16:00am

Charles Pierce on grand juries:

See, here’s the thing about grand juries. They don’t go away. They don’t care whom they steamroll. They don’t care about how good the chocolate cake is at your country club. The Electoral College is irrelevant to them. Your gold commode does not impress them. Grand juries are rampaging beasts eagerly going where the prosecutors want them to go. All of this is true of any grand jury anywhere at any time. In Washington, the beast is bigger and the rampage more ferocious than it is anywhere else. …

They can’t rein it in. If Mueller wants to look at how the Trump Organization did its business with Russian interests before the president* even thought of being president, he can do that. If he wants to conduct exploratory surgery on Jared Kushner’s financial records, he can do that, too. If he wants to examine the working conditions in the Chinese factories where Ivanka’s line of shoes are made, it’s off to Asia we go. Meanwhile, congresscritters on both sides of the aisle are pushing legislation aimed at protecting Mueller from presidential retribution. In other words, as Blackstone once put it, shit’s getting really real.

esquire.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:22:24am
Using Bureau of Justice Statistics data, the news site FiveThirtyEight found that federal grand juries declined to return an indictment in 11 of the 162,000 cases that U.S. attorneys prosecuted in 2010. That’s a no-indictment rate of less than .007 percent. Keep in mind that this figure applies to federal cases — aggregate data for state grand jury decisions is harder to come by — so the numbers aren’t directly comparable, but it does give a sense of how rare a no true bill is in any type of grand jury.

ww2.kqed.org

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:34:05am
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Kilroy was here  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:34:30am

This is getting a lot of use on twitter

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:49:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:52:12am

re: #93 Kragar

BREAKING: FBI Sources Say Obstruction Case “Powerful—Stronger Than Trump Ever Imagined”

He has the best obstruction. There will be so much obstruction you will want to clear a path…

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Teukka  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:55:23am

On this side of the pond:
The Stockholm Holocaust memorial - A restoration of human dignity and a warning against inhumanity

Next to Berzelii Park in Stockholm is a memorial to approximately 8,500 European Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Covering an entire wall within the courtyard of Stockholm’s Great Synagogue, each of the individuals listed on The Monument to the Memory of the Holocaust Victims was a relative of a survivor who avoided extermination and settled in Sweden.

“The monument is meant to serve as symbolic tombstones for those who have no marked graves. It is an attempt to give the victims back their personal identity, and dignity, which the Nazis and their accomplices tried so hard to obliterate,” said Roman Wroblewski, a second-generation Holocaust survivor who conceived the idea for the monument in autumn 1993.

Like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., the Stockholm Holocaust memorial is a name monument, a type that lists the names of individuals who were killed in the same general timeframe and location. In several respects, however, the Stockholm Holocaust memorial is unique.

And in the section of conservatives behaving badly, there are reports that former right-wing alliance finance secretary Anders Borg showed his … endowment … and threatened the host during a party in the Stockholm archipelago, according to Aftonbladet.

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:59:23am

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 1:01:59am

Dubai’s seventy-nine storey “Torch Tower” has caught fire again:

nbcnews.com

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 1:20:14am

Bored. Can’t sleep. Watching old Norm MacDonald Weekend Update clips on YouTube. Man, that guy was harsh!

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I cannot.  Aug 4, 2017 • 1:23:48am

re: #98 teleskiguy

Twitter jail getting to you?

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 1:27:49am

re: #99 I cannot.

Twitter jail getting to you?

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I can browse my Twitter feed. I can’t tweet, retweet or like any tweets until next week.

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I cannot.  Aug 4, 2017 • 1:32:31am

re: #100 teleskiguy

Normally when you snort coke you INHALE it in powder form…this time I exhaled it in liquid form.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 4, 2017 • 1:38:39am

re: #100 teleskiguy

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I can browse my Twitter feed. I can’t tweet, retweet or like any tweets until next week.

Ah…. The Gulag. Whose Wheaties did you you pee in this time? And would we be proud?

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 1:40:19am

re: #98 teleskiguy

“…this week it was revealed that in his first interview with police [O.J.] Simpson refused to take a lie detector test. His reason? It detects lies.”

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 1:44:38am

re: #102 Dave In Austin

Ah…. The Gulag. Whose Wheaties did you you pee in this time? And would we be proud?

Some “Christian conservative patriot” with 4,000 followers (she also follows 4,000 accounts). I called her a bitch and a **** and a Nazi (all true, BTW).

Learned my lesson. Block early and block often!

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:04:12am

re: #98 teleskiguy

Norm MacDonald *hated* the Clintons. And Lorne Michaels was totally cool with it.

Norm MacDonald Crushes Hillary and Bill Clinton (Compilation) SNL Weekend Update Cellar Crowd

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Dave In Austin  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:28:21am

DaFuck??

Oh Please!!!?!?!?! Send me to to isolated duty in the South Pacific.

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:34:13am

I haven’t worn a suit and tie probably since my sister’s wedding in Telluride in 2004. I hate ties, they’re nice looking choke-collars.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:43:33am

re: #107 teleskiguy

I haven’t worn a suit and tie probably since my sister’s wedding in Telluride in 2004. I hate ties, they’re nice looking choke-collars.

I wore a kilt, jacket, shirt and tie to a family wedding in Scotland in 2007. That is the last time I have come close to dressing up like that.

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:47:30am

re: #108 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I brought my guitar. This picture is scanned, hence the green line and other distortions.

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:49:55am

My sister’s wedding in Telluride was so fun! I played Ween covers for kids on my acoustic guitar. T’was surreal.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:51:06am

re: #110 teleskiguy

My sister’s wedding in Telluride was so fun! I played Ween covers for kids on my acoustic guitar. T’was surreal.

nice day for a Ween wedding

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:52:56am
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:54:26am

re: #105 teleskiguy

I forgot how bad he was on Weekend Update. His delivery sucks.

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William Lewis  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:58:43am

re: #107 teleskiguy

I haven’t worn a suit and tie probably since my sister’s wedding in Telluride in 2004. I hate ties, they’re nice looking choke-collars.

Shrug. A property tailored suit is as comfortable as anything. If your tie is choking you, your shirt is the wrong size (the collar is too small) and your tie is incorrectly tied. Learning to tie a full Windsor knot was the best thing that happened when I had a shirt and tie job.

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 3:01:15am

re: #111 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nice day for a Ween wedding

My sister paid for the whole thing. I’m told it was $30,000+ for the weekend.

I attracted every child at the wedding with my guitar and voice. So I sang some Ween. “The Stallion, Pt. 3” and “Take Me Away” were quite popular. I made the children dance with a lick by Phish (the song “Guyute). My sister said I was the best thing to happen for all the children at her wedding. It was fun and surreal!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 4, 2017 • 3:01:51am

re: #112 Ace-o-aces

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and Hitler built Autobahns…

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Timothy Watson  Aug 4, 2017 • 3:07:58am

re: #112 Ace-o-aces

Philippines’ Duterte signs law granting free public college

Trump to denounce Duterte as a socialist while Bernie gives rave reviews?

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 4, 2017 • 3:10:36am

re: #117 Timothy Watson

Trump to denounce Duterte as a socialist while Bernie gives rave reviews?

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2017 • 3:11:13am

He has Tweeted!

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Dave In Austin  Aug 4, 2017 • 3:22:44am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 4, 2017 • 3:38:43am

re: #119 teleskiguy

He has Tweeted!

Toyota & Mazda to build a new $1.6B plant here in the U.S.A. and create 4K new American jobs. A great investment in American manufacturing!

and all entirely thanks to Trump…never would have happened under Obama or Hilary…

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:06:53am

‘Morning. Foggy dawn in Baja Alabama.

Steve Martin & Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown

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Teukka  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:10:02am

So this passed under my nose earlier today…
A Chilling Theory on Trump’s Nonstop Lies

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:16:38am

re: #123 Teukka

So this passed under my nose earlier today…
A Chilling Theory on Trump’s Nonstop Lies

Fits the observations.

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Teukka  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:17:12am

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Fits the observations.

Indeed it does.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:20:37am

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

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There is only one Ming the Merciless, and that is Max von Sydow.

He’s my favorite; I like to watch that glorious cheesefest once every couple of years or so, or share it with my students.

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No Depression  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:34:32am

Hmmmm. This would explain why Lumpy has been acting so unhinged lately. If this is true, he’s in big trouble and is feeling the heat:

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:41:01am

re: #127 No Depression

Take Schindler with a grain of salt the size of a salt lick.

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No Depression  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:48:12am

re: #128 Dr Lizardo

Take Schindler with a grain of salt the size of a salt lick.

I’m not taking it as gospel truth; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But I do think it’s plausible, given Lumpy’s behavior.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:53:00am

re: #19 Kragar

The Vanishing Commissar costs you at least $100 in most German brothels

show your research

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sagehen  Aug 4, 2017 • 4:58:13am

re: #106 Dave In Austin

DaFuck??

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Oh Please!!!?!?!?! Send me to to isolated duty in the South Pacific.

Or the Caribbean. I’m nothing if not flexible.

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:10:46am

re: #114 William Lewis

Shrug. A property tailored suit is as comfortable as anything. If your tie is choking you, your shirt is the wrong size (the collar is too small) and your tie is incorrectly tied. Learning to tie a full Windsor knot was the best thing that happened when I had a shirt and tie job.

Catholic school boy…the Windsor was the only way to go.

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:14:16am

re: #120 Dave In Austin

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I’m sorry (for Trump) and I don’t want to be disrespectful, but Trump sure looks like a real goober in that image.

And as I have said before, I am so sick of the damn cliche thumb-up gesture. There is nothing positive about a goober lying president.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:14:18am

The trinity is boss!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:14:45am

Meanwhile, the Dallas Morning News is on the case.

Donald Trump and the political action committees for Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich and John McCain accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukrainian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank.

During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonid “Len” Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators. Mitch McConnell was the top recipient of Blavatnik’s donations, collecting $2.5 million for his GOP Senate Leadership Fund under the names of two of Blavatnik’s holding companies, Access Industries and AI Altep Holdings, according to Federal Election Commission documents and opensecrets.org.

Marco Rubio’s Conservative Solutions PAC and his Florida First Project received $1.5 million through Blavatnik’s two holding companies. Other high dollar recipients of funding from Blavatnik were PACS representing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at $1.1 million, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham at $800,000, Ohio Governor John Kasich at $250,000 and Arizona Senator John McCain at $200,000.

In January, Quartz reported that Blavatnik donated another $1 million to Trump’s Inaugural Committee. Ironically, the shared address of Blavatnik’s companies is directly across the street from Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York.

Well now. Things are getting mighty interesting, I’d say.

dallasnews.com

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:15:27am

re: #132 ObserverArt

Catholic school boy…the Windsor was the only way to go.

Sometimes a clip-on is best.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:18:34am

re: #135 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, the Dallas Morning News is on the case.

Well now. Things are getting mighty interesting, I’d say.

dallasnews.com

Why waste money on an army when you can just buy America from its leaders? Shit has got to stop.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:18:44am

OK so I posted on Twitter this pre-printed card that I got from President Obama when I sent the WH an invitation to my daughter’s wedding in 2012, and now Huff Post & CNN want to interview me.

I’m like No, it wasn’t a PERSONALIZED response, just boilerplate, I didn’t expect them to attend, it was just a nice souvenir to put in my daughter’s wedding album.

My son-in-law is from the UK but he thought it was kinda nuts when I suggested sending an invitation to the Queen.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:19:11am

re: #135 Dr Lizardo

If anyone’s wondering why that’s in the Opinion section, it’s because the article was written by an outside expert - and not a journalist - and thus, it would fall under the opinion piece heading. That being said, it doesn’t mean it’s invalid.

The author of this article is Dr. Ruth May.

” In 2016, Dr. May was named the University of Dallas King Fellow, which is UD’s highest faculty honor for lifetime achievement in scholarship, excellence in teaching, and exemplary collegiality.

Dr. May is a leading scholar in international management/strategy in transition economies, particularly Russia and Ukraine.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:20:06am

re: #137 Decatur Deb

Why waste money on an army when you can just buy America from its leaders? Shit has got to stop.

Somewhere, Adolf Hitler is headdesking.

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:22:06am

re: #136 Decatur Deb

Sometimes a clip-on is best.

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Never ever wear a tie when operating rotating machinery.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:25:04am

No ties by the lathe please.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:27:57am

re: #142 Amory Blaine

No ties by the lathe please.

But it really complements my ring.

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makeitstop  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:35:16am

Damn, so much news has broken since I got here yesterday afternoon, and I played last night in a casino and didn’t catch a lot of it while it was going on.

They really didn’t carry Trump’s rally last night? That’s fucking huge, and it probably bothers trump more than all the Russia stuff.

I’ll be driving home this morning, might tune in to some wingnut radio just for the lulz…

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Dr. Matt  Aug 4, 2017 • 5:57:49am

The utter ignorance of his base is embarrassing.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:02:17am

re: #145 Dr. Matt

The utter ignorance of his base is embarrassing.

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They have achieved perfect and total epistemic closure.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:05:14am

re: #146 Dr Lizardo

They have achieved perfect and total epistemic closure.

A female West Va deplorable told the reporter that Trump “gets me”. FFS.

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jeffreyw  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:05:41am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:10:00am

re: #147 Dr. Matt

A female West Va deplorable told the reporter that Trump “gets me”. FFS.

“I like being conned.”

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:19:02am

re: #144 makeitstop

Damn, so much news has broken since I got here yesterday afternoon, and I played last night in a casino and didn’t catch a lot of it while it was going on.

They really didn’t carry Trump’s rally last night? That’s fucking huge, and it probably bothers trump more than all the Russia stuff.

I’ll be driving home this morning, might tune in to some wingnut radio just for the lulz…

Chris Matthews showed a couple minutes. When Trump went into complaining about Hillary’s 33,000 deleted emails and how ‘they’ wanted to take his victory and the crowds hope for a great America away they switched away with Matthews saying something like “his handlers put that in there, you can tell because he had to try to read it off the teleprompter.” And that was it.

Throughout the evening MSNBC shows they’d play some of his crazier lines and then took him apart.

That rally really was scary. He is building his army of supporters to attack if they try to kick him out. I hope the Republicans are watching the monster they built because he is turning those same Trump army members against them too.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:24:06am

Good morning Lizards.

Donnie on a 17 day vacation with no CoS breathing down his neck and plenty of time to watch FoxNews. I expect a LOT of tweeting.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:26:20am

re: #150 ObserverArt

He is building his army of supporters to attack if they try to kick him out.

That could well be what he’s thinking - as to whether it succeeds or not, that’s a different matter.

The greater fear on my part is that such an “army” could easily turn into a white supremacist domestic terrorist movement. Sort of like Posse Comitatus or The Order on steroids, inflamed by alt-right rhetoric that they’re victims of a so-called ‘white genocide’ (aka, the Honkeycaust).

Sadly, in the worst case scenario, we could be looking at a decade or so of far-right domestic terrorism, primarily aimed at America’s metropolitan areas and their residents.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:27:00am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area.

Trump’s busy touting the economic numbers that came in today, which match 14 quarters of economic growth under Obama. The same figures Trump would bash as bogus/hoax figures under Obama he’s touting as great and a sign he’s doing wonders for the economy.

Trump has done nothing to affect the economy. Nothing. No budget, and his regulatory actions to date are barely perceptible as a function of the economy. They’ve barely registered.

Of course, that doesn’t stop mental midgets like James Woods from claiming that it’s pathological the hate for Trump.

Pathological is a great word… to describe Trump and his fact-free supporters.

Pointing this out, however, has caused my timeline to become a shit show of MAGAnomic bullshit. The block button is being liberally applied for sheer dumbassery (and more).

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:27:10am

re: #145 Dr. Matt

Good Morning from muggy & flash floody Southern California. Local am radio news is abuzz with stories of *gasp* Mexican military speedboats at Dana point. Well no, our military got new stealth coastal speedboats for special operations. TheDrive has the info buried in a story about these boats deploying to the Middle East.

This ties into this mornings epistemic closure, various kinds of ways how we fool ourselves. Something weird in the sky is more likely Boeing than aliens. If you hear hooves on this continent you think horses not zebras. But some cases are more extreme.

When your fantasies seem to come true in a Donald Trump rally speech, you tune right out of TV shopping, put down the third morning beer and listen carefully. ‘Cause The President Of The United States just proved all your delusions accurate. The shouts of glee are heard clear to the other side of the… trailer park.

The majority must see this through or we are going all uneducated and angry banana republic.

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:28:16am

Oh look…while checking my emails through freaking Yahoo I saw this headline from a Fox News (of course) story they picked up.

Abedin Emails Show Aide Fretting Over Whether Clinton’s Hotels Were Fancy Enough

It’s a bullshit story with the only purpose being to water down Trump’s comments about the White House being a dump.

Hmmm…if Trump never said that, why is FOX doing a story like this?

Here is a link if anyone wants to read the non-story.

FOX News BS

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:28:34am

It’s going to be a race to see who gets indicted and ends up in prison first:

Netenyahu or Trump.

Netenyahu’s taken an early lead:

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:30:51am
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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:30:53am

re: #155 ObserverArt

Oh look…while checking my emails through freaking Yahoo I saw this headline from a Fox News (of course) story they picked up.

Abedin Emails Show Aide Fretting Over Whether Clinton’s Hotels Were Fancy Enough

It’s a bullshit story with the only purpose being to water down Trump’s comments about the White House being a dump.

Hmmm…if Trump never said that, why is FOX doing a story like this?

Here is a link if anyone wants to read the non-story.

FOx News BS

Trump’s now spending 3 weeks at Bedminster at one of his Emoluments violation golf courses playing golf at a rate not seen since Ike. Heck, a few news outlets are calling it a working vacation.

Those same outlets didn’t identify Obama vacations as such; they complained Obama was taking vacations. Trump attacked Obama for vacations and playing golf, and yet Trump’s playing golf and vacationing at a far greater clip than Obama did.

There’s that white privilege showing once again. Trump and his supporters are nothing if not predictable.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:32:12am
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:32:23am

re: #156 lawhawk

That and we can have the all sheriff chain gang. Lee Baca, Paul Tanaka and Joe Arapaio. All convicted. Tanaka got 5 years.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:34:15am

re: #160 Unshaken Defiance

All that’s missing is Clarke and we’d have the matched set.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:36:16am

re: #49 jaunte

And they have guns.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:37:03am

re: #161 lawhawk

That would be sweet to see.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:44:18am

Good morning everyone.

Summer is coming close to an end for us school folks. A week and a half-damn.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:47:02am

re: #164 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Good morning everyone.

Summer is coming close to an end for us school folks. A week and a half-damn.

Bummer. Grandkid4’s first grade class is starting just in time to keep him from going with us into eclipse totality.

The local Sam’s is selling Christmas wrap.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:48:58am

re: #114 William Lewis

Shrug. A property tailored suit is as comfortable as anything. If your tie is choking you, your shirt is the wrong size (the collar is too small) and your tie is incorrectly tied. Learning to tie a full Windsor knot was the best thing that happened when I had a shirt and tie job.

With me it’s entirely psychological. I always started choking no matter well fitted the shirt and tie were.

I’m just too much of a snarly individual to wear a uniform.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:49:52am

re: #165 Decatur Deb

Bummer. Grandkid4’s first grade class is starting just in time to keep him from going with us into eclipse totality.

The local Sam’s is selling Christmas wrap.

A lot of schools here in KY are making big events during the day about the eclipse. Our school purchased 1000 of the eclipse glasses. Lexington is supposed to be in the 95% covered range. Down in Western KY, schools are in the total eclipse path.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:51:46am

re: #136 Decatur Deb

Now that’s a scary photo.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:52:54am

re: #167 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

A lot of schools here in KY are making big events during the day about the eclipse. Our school purchased 1000 of the eclipse glasses. Lexington is supposed to be in the 95% covered range. Down in Western KY, schools are in the total eclipse path.

We’re camping at the edge and making an excursion to a little TN town’s festival on the centerline. Our schools shake down parents for toilet paper and cleaning supplies.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:53:26am

re: #3 jaunte

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I had to listen to part of this last night. Hannity seems in full panic mode.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:55:36am

re: #168 Romantic Heretic

Now that’s a scary photo.

Yeah—they should have little apprentices turning that steel.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 6:57:22am

re: #56 Kragar

ad hominem attacks?

I can’t join in —attacking someone’s physical appearance to this extent is junior high stuff.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:01:29am

re: #170 Birth Control Works

I had to listen to part of this last night. Hannity seems in full panic mode.

Oh yeah. The Trumpites are indeed panicking. I glanced over at the fever swamp (Freeperville) and they’re livid - and behind that anger, I detect a distinct tone of fear that it’s all about to fall apart for them.

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:03:50am

re: #172 Birth Control Works

ad hominem attacks?

I can’t join in —attacking someone’s physical appearance to this extent is junior high stuff.

The real ugly is in that guy’s brain and heart. Well, if one can find either that is.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:05:32am

re: #173 Dr Lizardo

They’re left to making personal attacks on Mueller.
They’re left to projecting all of Trump’s behaviors on to their enemies/opponents. We see this with James Woods and the rest of the Trump twits.

The reality is that Trump has lived in a bubble of his own creation and it’s a fact-free zone. He populates it with people who tell him exactly what he wants to hear, and boots those who don’t. He is a needy craven old man who can’t do the job he sought out, and instead is left bullying and projecting his failures on to others.

All the while, the criminal activities of those around him continue to be investigated by Mueller, the FBI, and Congress.

The right wingers last gasp is that they’re wondering why the investigations are taking so long.

Right. We’re just a couple of months into the investigation into Trump by Mueller. Yet, years after investigating Benghazi, Trump and his nitwit brigade are still complaining that Hillary wasn’t investigated enough despite all those investigations and testimony given found no wrongdoing.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:05:58am

re: #165 Decatur Deb

Bummer. Grandkid4’s first grade class is starting just in time to keep him from going with us into eclipse totality.

The local Sam’s is selling Christmas wrap.

In my world, the eclipse would take precedence. What is the kid going to learn in school those couple days that is more important and memorable than the eclipse.

Then again, my kid went to Montessori school thru 6th grade. Everyone there would agree.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:06:28am

re: #14 teleskiguy

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Union General Peter Bacon would dissent from what that ignorant KKKraKKKer said…

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:07:30am

Yesterday, someone was talking about squirrels.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:10:05am

re: #175 lawhawk

They’re left to making personal attacks on Mueller.
They’re left to projecting all of Trump’s behaviors on to their enemies/opponents. We see this with James Woods and the rest of the Trump twits.

The reality is that Trump has lived in a bubble of his own creation and it’s a fact-free zone. He populates it with people who tell him exactly what he wants to hear, and boots those who don’t. He is a needy craven old man who can’t do the job he sought out, and instead is left bullying and projecting his failures on to others.

All the while, the criminal activities of those around him continue to be investigated by Mueller, the FBI, and Congress.

The right wingers last gasp is that they’re wondering why the investigations are taking so long.

Right. We’re just a couple of months into the investigation into Trump by Mueller. Yet, years after investigating Benghazi, Trump and his nitwit brigade are still complaining that Hillary wasn’t investigated enough despite all those investigations and testimony given found no wrongdoing.

Yeah, on some unconscious level, they recognize they may well be truly screwed.

You know, regarding the bolded part, honestly……..winning the presidency is probably the single worst thing that ever could’ve happened to Trump. He’s now under a level of scrutiny he’s never experienced and he can’t just BS, bully, or buy his way out of it. I would imagine that for him, this must be a truly disconcerting experience; this situation is simply beyond his comprehension.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:10:45am

James Woods has morphed into SMOTI. The likeness is … ahem… disconcerting.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:12:39am

re: #153 lawhawk

My response to Woods appears to be the single most responded to tweet I’ve ever had - both in likes and replies. It struck a nerve alright….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:14:05am

re: #167 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

A lot of schools here in KY are making big events during the day about the eclipse. Our school purchased 1000 of the eclipse glasses. Lexington is supposed to be in the 95% covered range. Down in Western KY, schools are in the total eclipse path.

I’m curious to know if the old Ark Park is doing anything!

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:14:39am

It’s not every morning I can take a fair swipe at CNN and Trump with one snark that includes link to source. Paged.

But twice a week is not out of the question either. //

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:14:51am

re: #182 Joe Bacon 🌹

Think they’re still lighting up the ark in rainbow colors… that’ll teach the LGBT community!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:17:46am

re: #180 lawhawk

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James Woods has morphed into SMOTI. The likeness is … ahem… disconcerting.

“Civil war”, who against who? The scared, armed, guns for all (of the right color) “patriots” against the blood thirsty killers around every corner? Seems against these blood thirsty killers the “patriots” would be hard pressed for a win. Or maybe against those wimpy, unarmed liberals? Seems those wimpy liberals are not a threat to these scared, armed “patriots” so why bother to be armed everywhere? So many disparate feelings to rectify in such a small cranium.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:20:42am

re: #182 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m curious to know if the old Ark Park is doing anything!

They will probably release a statement that the eclipse is some liberal conspiracy by Soros, going all C. Montgomery Burns on the nation- just raising up a sun blocking disk. //maybe???

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:21:36am

re: #172 Birth Control Works

ad hominem attacks?

I can’t join in —attacking someone’s physical appearance to this extent is junior high stuff.

This is getting pretty far over the line, regardless of gender. I’d call it third-grade at this point.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:22:18am

re: #180 lawhawk

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James Woods has morphed into SMOTI. The likeness is … ahem… disconcerting.

How exactly would a wingnut vs. dem civil war take place?

Would folks in Alabama get in their trucks and just start shooting people at random from Massachusetts (who voted for Republican Mitt Romney) or would they just start shooting people who look like they vote for Dems in huge majorities?

Hmmmmm?

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CongoJack  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:27:28am

re: #182 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ken Ham will be sacrificing a virgin to his beloved flying spaghetti monster so that the sun will come back.

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sagehen  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:28:56am

re: #153 lawhawk

James Woods ✔ @RealJamesWoods
I’ve never witnessed such hatred for a man who is willing to work for free to make his beloved country a better place. It is pathological.

Work for free?? He thinks the man is “working” FOR FREE??

He’s doubled the membership fees at his own clubs, and refused to say how many foreign nationals are paying 6 figures to be near him. His son-in-law is selling green cards for $500K apiece. He’s even price-gouging the Secret Service to be near enough to protect him.

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:30:16am

re: #188 b.d. (bill d.)

How exactly would a wingnut vs. dem civil war take place?

Would folks in Alabama get in their trucks and just start shooting people at random from Massachusetts (who voted for Republican Mitt Romney) or would they just start shooting people who look like they vote for Dems in huge majorities?

Hmmmmm?

Initially, it would be white vs other.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:30:46am

re: #180 lawhawk

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James Woods has morphed into SMOTI. The likeness is … ahem… disconcerting.

“Method acting”

half //

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:31:12am

re: #189 CongoJack

Ken Ham will be sacrificing a virgin to his beloved flying spaghetti monster so that the sun will come back.

I thought the FSM was more of a sausage and meatball kind of deity.

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CongoJack  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:34:06am

re: #193 Belafon

Huh… makes sense. I assume then that Satan in this instance would be acid reflux.

In the name of Pepto, alka seltzer, and milk of magnesia. Amen

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:38:38am

re: #153 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area.

Trump’s busy touting the economic numbers that came in today, which match 14 quarters of economic growth under Obama. The same figures Trump would bash as bogus/hoax figures under Obama he’s touting as great and a sign he’s doing wonders for the economy.

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July job growth in each of the previous three years was significantly higher than this year, not that Trump has done anything one way or the other to significantly effect the economy.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:40:20am

re: #180 lawhawk

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James Woods has morphed into SMOTI. The likeness is … ahem… disconcerting.

Holy Shaving Cream! You aren’t kidding!

Did he finally come out of the closet and admit he’s SMOTI’s Daddy?

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Myron Falwell  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:41:06am

re: #189 CongoJack

Ken Ham will be sacrificing a virgin to his beloved flying spaghetti monster so that the sun will come back.

…and Eminem will summon something spaghetti-related.

Eminem - “Mom’s Spaghetti” (Music Video)

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:42:21am

re: #167 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

A lot of schools here in KY are making big events during the day about the eclipse. Our school purchased 1000 of the eclipse glasses. Lexington is supposed to be in the 95% covered range. Down in Western KY, schools are in the total eclipse path.

I was going to take my kids to Kentucky Dam Village for the eclipse, but my sciatica is so bad right now I can’t make the drive. I’m seeing a back surgeon Monday.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:46:12am

re: #198 Big Beautiful Door

I was going to take my kids to Kentucky Dam Village for the eclipse, but my sciatica is so bad right now I can’t make the drive. I’m seeing a back surgeon Monday.

Oh man, I’ve heard how painful and uncomfortable that can be. Hope you feel better soon.

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Weaselone  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:49:43am

re: #153 lawhawk

Trump has done nothing to affect the economy. Nothing. No budget, and his regulatory actions to date are barely perceptible as a function of the economy. They’ve barely registered.

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I’m going to disagree with you here. Trump has enacted several policies that impact the economy over both the short and long term, almost all negatively. His actions on immigration and travel have already impacted the education, medical and tourism segments of the economy and are probably causing lower job growth numbers. These policies will likely impact long term job and economic growth as well, given that a substantial portion of our entrepreneurs come from these immigrants and major urban areas that drive our economy depend on immigrants as a source of labor for everything from food service workers to corporate CEOs.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 7:49:44am

re: #198 Big Beautiful Door

I was going to take my kids to Kentucky Dam Village for the eclipse, but my sciatica is so bad right now I can’t make the drive. I’m seeing a back surgeon Monday.

Please take care!

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Jay C  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:00:12am

re: #180 lawhawk

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James Woods has morphed into SMOTI. The likeness is … ahem… disconcerting.

Tho it’s interesting to see that he associates the operations of the law, and authorized investigations pursuant to the enforcement of that law as “usual dirty tricks”….

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:03:47am

re: #200 Weaselone

You’re right. I should have said there’s no positive effect on the economy. Trump’s actions to date aren’t going to grow the economy or improve the economy or wellbeing of American citizens.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:05:14am

re: #188 b.d. (bill d.)

How exactly would a wingnut vs. dem civil war take place?

Would folks in Alabama get in their trucks and just start shooting people at random from Massachusetts (who voted for Republican Mitt Romney) or would they just start shooting people who look like they vote for Dems in huge majorities?

Hmmmmm?

In my Alabama neighborhood it would just be house-to-house with varying degrees of police involvement.

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sagehen  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:06:38am
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electrotek  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:08:50am

Hey guys, just checkin’ in after a brief and unexpected hiatus from me.

*wave

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:09:49am

re: #191 Belafon

Initially, it would be white vs other.

With loudmouthed white liberals with Yankee accents taking fire from both sides.

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:09:50am

re: #205 sagehen

LOL

*The wall gets 10 feet taller.*

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sagehen  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:10:35am

re: #203 lawhawk

You’re right. I should have said there’s no positive effect on the economy. Trump’s actions to date aren’t going to grow the economy or improve the economy or wellbeing of American citizens.

I wonder what’ll happen to food prices when crops rot in the fields because farmers can’t get enough experienced pickers to clear the whole field in the 2 weeks of ripe. Or when meat processing plants have to hire novices who are either way slow, or do things wrong and spread salmonella through the building.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:10:38am

Glad to wake up to some good economic news today. Thanks to Obama’s budget which lasts through next month! I really believe shit will start falling apart soon after.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:11:12am
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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:13:05am

re: #212 Birth Control Works

Republicans will completely control 26 states

We will change that one election at a time.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:13:14am

re: #210 GlutenFreeJesus

Glad to wake up to some good economic news today. Thanks to Obama’s budget which lasts through next month! I really believe shit will start falling apart soon after.

I figure by the second or third quarter of next year, we’ll start to see the negatives.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:14:05am
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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:14:23am

The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance Into Harvard

Charles Kushner differed from his peers on the committee in another way; he had a criminal record. Five years after Jared entered Harvard, the elder Kushner pleaded guilty in 2004 to tax violations, illegal campaign donations, and retaliating against a witness. (As it happens, the prosecutor in the case was Chris Christie, recently ousted as the head of Trump’s transition team.) Charles Kushner had hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, who was cooperating with federal authorities. Kushner then had a videotape of the tryst sent to his sister. He was sentenced to two years in federal prison.

I completed my analysis, which justified my hunch. Of the 400-plus tycoons on Harvard’s list—which included people who were childless or too young to have college-age offspring—more than half had sent at least one child to the university.

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No Depression  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:14:53am

re: #211 The Vicious Babushka

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Fucking white trash trying to compare their bigotry to fighting oppression.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:15:38am

Can you believe this shit?

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electrotek  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:16:32am

I got into a shitshow on Twitter with a bunch of MENA Christians with a serious persecution complex in the past two days, and this one just proves how self-absorbed they are:

Claim to be proud Christians, but refuse to acknowledge the suffering of other Christians who aren’t like them. Kind of like Chaldean Christians in Michigan who voted for Trump thinking they would be safe from harm, until ICE agents started arresting undocumented Chaldeans with criminal records awaiting deportation back to Iraq.

And the ironic thing is this: when shit gets real for them, they are always begging for help from Hispanic and black churches when their civil rights get violated (even though they regurgitate tired RWNJ talking points). The same ones they slag off because they claim they never spoke out on their plight.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:16:34am

re: #217 Birth Control Works

I’ve alluded to this story before. The Jewish community in Bergen County knows this story well. It was an open secret that Jared got into Harvard not on the strength of his grades, but because Daddy donated a ton of money.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:16:44am

re: #219 jaunte

Shouldn’t he be ruining a college somewhere?

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:16:51am

I watched the video. I had no idea of this person. I don’t know what I think about him or his work.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:17:11am

re: #219 jaunte

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Can you believe this shit?

Wasn’t there some scandal associated with Starr at Baylor University? I dimly remember it…..something like he covered up a series of sexual assaults or something.

In any event, Starr is the last fucking person on the face of the planet who has room to talk about “fishing expeditions”.

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No Depression  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:17:36am

re: #219 jaunte

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Can you believe this shit?

This kind of straight-up hypocrisy was one of the many things that made me quit the right. I don’t know how people go through life being this full of shit.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:17:55am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

It’s like the people they’re talking to have no memory.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:18:53am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

Wasn’t there some scandal associated with Starr at Baylor University? I dimly remember it…..something like he covered up a series of sexual assaults or something.

In any event, Starr is the last fucking person on the face of the planet who has room to talk about “fishing expeditions”.

Captain Ahab says what?

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:18:58am

re: #156 lawhawk

It’s going to be a race to see who gets indicted and ends up in prison first:

Netenyahu or Trump.

Netenyahu’s taken an early lead:

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I thought there was some kind of gag order on Bibi.

p.s.
1st Stage: Lie (and turn a lot of people off)
2nd Stage: Perform illegal acts
Final: Success! or something!

Bye bye, Beebs. It wasn’t so terribly nice knowing ya.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:19:39am

re: #219 jaunte

Disgraced Attorney Ken Starr on Mueller Probe: ‘We Don’t Want Prosecutors on a Fishing Expedition’

Fixed that for Mediate.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:20:02am

re: #228 MsJ

I should revise Bibi’s bomb poster for the Mueller investigation.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:22:51am

re: #219 jaunte

Can you believe this shit?

Coming from the same asshole that got a POTUS impeached over a BJ while investigating land deals.

Coming from the same asshole that, while was president of a university, did NOTHING to protect college women from being serially raped by athletes.

There is a special place in Hell for Ken Starr.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:23:24am

Sessions and Coats are busy complaining about leaks and how they’re going to go after leakers.

The entire reason there are so many leaks is because this is an incompetent WH and everyone is fighting to stay around. That means screwing over everyone else to show their personal loyalty. It means throwing everyone else under the bus.

It means leaking all kinds of salacious stories and indications that Trump is beyond incompetent in his job/role as president.

The incompetence and leaks starts with Trump himself. He created this culture of craven incompetence. The leaks are spewing forth like a burst sewer pipe precisely because Trump has treated this like a game. He doesn’t care about the consequences of his or his admin’s action - only that the people around him are loyal to him.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:23:41am

Progress in Texas.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:24:54am

re: #228 MsJ

I thought there was some kind of gag order on Bibi.

p.s.
1st Stage: Lie (and turn a lot of people off)
2nd Stage: Perform illegal acts
Final: Success! or something!

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Bye bye, Beebs. It wasn’t so terribly nice knowing ya.

Noted physicist Benjamin Netanyahu explains the advanced technology of the Iranian nuclear weapon, which is just months away for the 20th consecutive year.

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Teukka  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:25:25am

re: #95 Teukka

And in the section of conservatives behaving badly, there are reports that former right-wing alliance finance secretary Anders Borg showed his … endowment … and threatened the host during a party in the Stockholm archipelago, according to Aftonbladet.

It finally made it to English language media in Sweden:
Former Swedish Finance Minister apologizes for “blackout” at party

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:26:38am

re: #234 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Heh. Looks like Bibi’s in serious shit, to say the least.

Only problem I can see - who comes after him? There’s some real hardcore RW loonies in Israel.

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plansbandc  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:27:34am

re: #233 Ace Rothstein

I dearly love this, but I fear for that person and his or her family.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:28:40am

re: #233 Ace Rothstein

Did you see that on the road here?

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:28:52am

re: #233 Ace Rothstein

Progress in Texas.

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I still have my Clinton/Kaine sticker on my car here in Texas, but that’s next level.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:31:05am

This is pretty funny - as is the rest of their Twitter feed. It’s from one of the dozen remaining Blockbuster Video outlets still operating.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:33:01am

re: #242 Dr Lizardo

This is pretty funny - as is the rest of their Twitter feed. It’s from one of the dozen remaining Blockbuster Video outlets still operating.

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Rocky IV falling off the shelves!

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Stanley Sea  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:33:07am

re: #233 Ace Rothstein

This one’s for you Ace

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:33:08am

re: #242 Dr Lizardo

This is pretty funny - as is the rest of their Twitter feed. It’s from one of the dozen remaining Blockbuster Video outlets still operating.

Rocky 4, a bunch of Harrison Ford movies.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:33:41am

LMAO!

(@TVietor08 - Cohost of Pod Save America. Host of Pod Save the World (subscribe to both on iTunes). Founder of Crooked Media. Former NSC spokesman for President Obama.)

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:36:21am

Me too!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:37:13am

re: #246 MsJ

LMAO!

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(@TVietor08 - Cohost of Pod Save America. Host of Pod Save the World (subscribe to both on iTunes). Founder of Crooked Media. Former NSC spokesman for President Obama.)

Looking at that, Medvedev is bringing his trolling A-game to Trump - he’s yanking Trump’s chain pretty hard.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:37:57am
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:38:34am

He’s as freaking crooked as trump.

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electrotek  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:39:25am

re: #250 MsJ

He’s as freaking crooked as trump.

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From now on, I think we should refer to him as “Bastard Mike”. It sounds a lot more catchy and accurate than “Crooked Hillary”.

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Citizen K  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:39:33am

There are only two things left tethering me to West Virginia at this point: family and the Mountaineers. I can give a damn about the rest of the state, because it’s fully beholden itself to the very things that will keep it stagnant for decades to come, and seem unwilling to change. It’s not ‘working class politics’ when you willingly leave yourself at the mercy of the fucks that have exploited you because you’re too afraid of the wimmins and the black folks offering you a way out.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:39:37am

Sessions tripled number of leak probes.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:40:39am
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sagehen  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:40:42am

re: #250 MsJ

He’s as freaking crooked as trump.

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Is he gonna get Agnew’d?

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Cheechako  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:41:47am

re: #219 jaunte

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Can you believe this shit?

Keep in mind Mueller is fishing at the fish hatchery…..he’ll probably exceed his limit.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:41:55am
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:42:45am

re: #239 jaunte

Did you see that on the road here?

Yes.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:42:47am
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:43:11am

re: #255 sagehen

Is he gonna get Agnew’d?

I doubt it.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:44:30am

ON THIS DAY

On Aug. 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:44:34am

Sicko just threw his life away.

Facebook Post

I remember a DC-3 flight in the back country of Brazil many years ago; shared with chickens, a goat, and some local soldiers; in which a perv who tried this might well have been pitched out the door.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:44:49am

re: #228 MsJ

I thought there was some kind of gag order on Bibi.

p.s.
1st Stage: Lie (and turn a lot of people off)
2nd Stage: Perform illegal acts
Final: Success! or something!

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Bye bye, Beebs. It wasn’t so terribly nice knowing ya.

Netanyahu is genuinely frightening— he is a man with Trump’s ethics and authoritarian instincts, but he is actually smart, eloquent, knowledgeable about policy issues, and not a coward. We are fortunate that Trump lacks those traits.

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darthstar  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:45:27am

re: #127 No Depression

Hmmmm. This would explain why Lumpy has been acting so unhinged lately. If this is true, he’s in big trouble and is feeling the heat:

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Schindler used to be someone I followed until he did the whole dick pic thing. I know he’s got experience in the field and think his information is usually not conspiratorial, but I think it’s only a matter of time before we learn he’s banging Mensch.

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Teukka  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:46:03am

re: #262 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Sicko just threw his life away.

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I remember a DC-3 flight in the back country of Brazil many years ago; shared with chickens, a goat, and some local soldiers; in which a perv who tried this might well have been pitched out the door.

Seems misogynism is the theme of the day worldwide…

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:46:23am

re: #253 MsJ

Sessions tripled number of leak probes.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:46:53am

re: #264 darthstar

Schindler is one of the few people who hve blocked me on Twitter.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:47:01am
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:47:15am

re: #263 Hecuba’s daughter

Netanyahu is genuinely frightening— he is a man with Trump’s ethics and authoritarian instincts, but he is actually smart, eloquent, knowledgeable about policy issues, and not a coward. We are fortunate that Trump lacks those traits.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:47:22am

Americans Keep Crushing It With Their 401(k)s

The stock market is fueling all-time highs in retirement account balances, with the average IRA breaking into the six figures.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:53:39am
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:55:41am

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Baltimore officials Thursday that if the city wants to participate in a new federal crime-fighting program, they must cooperate with Trump administration immigration enforcement efforts that the state attorney general says could be unconstitutional, at a jail they do not control.

The state, not the city, operates the Baltimore city jail. And Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has issued an opinion that honoring so-called administrative detainers — requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that individuals suspected of immigration violations be held for up to 48 hours after they’re scheduled to be released — could violate their constitutional rights.

In a letter sent Thursday to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, the Department of Justice asked Baltimore and three other cities to show that they will honor the requests if they want to participate in the new Public Safety Partnership program.

“The Department of Justice is committed to supporting our law enforcement at every level, and that’s why we’re asking ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions to stop making their jobs harder,” Sessions said in a statement.

Neither Davis nor the Police Department controls when the city jail holds or releases detainees. The facility is run by the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:57:01am

re: #251 electrotek

From now on, I think we should refer to him as “Bastard Mike”. It sounds a lot more catchy and accurate than “Crooked Hillary”.

Malignant Mike is much more alliterative.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:57:28am

Trump initial budget policy document would have slashed the Coast Guard budget by 12%. That’s at the same time Trump was saying we needed more border security; the Coast Guard protects our borders - you know, the seas and oceans that border our neighbors and they are tasked with drug interdiction and stopping human trafficking.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 8:57:38am

re: #271 Birth Control Works

U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

They need a new precedent.

I don’t think they will get one with this SCOTUS.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:00:00am

Trump admin contempt for the 1A:

Meanwhile, GOP/Trump think the 2A is an absolute.

These fuckers.

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:01:46am

re: #277 lawhawk

Trump admin contempt for the 1A:

Meanwhile, GOP/Trump think the 2A is an absolute.

These fuckers.

Hate to break it to you, Pete, but when it comes to reporting on government, it is essentially absolute, unless they lie, and then they’d better be FOX.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:01:50am

re: #111 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nice day for a Ween wedding

Ding ding ding! We have a Weener!

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:03:40am
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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:06:00am

re: #206 electrotek

Hey guys, just checkin’ in after a brief and unexpected hiatus from me.

*wave

Hey! I missed seeing you around.

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Citizen K  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:06:19am

Apparently, bringing up America’s mythical openness to immigration and questioning the motives of ‘skill-based’ requirements is somehow racist and questioning the competence of minority immigrants. But hinting at the idea that immigration is both an intellectual and economic drain and that it’s all from those dirty brown folks coming in, THAT’S true fucking compassion and respect for minority immigrants.

Jesus fuck all.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:09:26am
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Jay C  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:10:53am

re: #228 MsJ

I thought there was some kind of gag order on Bibi.

Bye bye, Beebs. It wasn’t so terribly nice knowing ya.

Well, there was: apparently, the toughest regulation on news Israeli censorship laws provide for ( as in “serious national security issue” tough: and the government seriously enforces them).

However, I’m guessing the Israeli media is much like any media everywhere: in the absence of hard news, rumors, leaks, and rank speculation will have to do.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:12:02am

re: #284 Jay C

Well, there was: apparently, the toughest regulation on news Israeli censorship laws provide for ( as in “serious national security issue” tough: and the government seriously enforces them).

However, I’m guessing the Israeli media is much like any media everywhere: in the absence of hard news, rumors, leaks, and rank speculation will have to do.

It’s like media anywhere; I’m sure Israeli journalists have well-placed sources.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:14:26am

re: #282 Citizen K

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Apparently, bringing up America’s mythical openness to immigration and questioning the motives of ‘skill-based’ requirements is somehow racist …

Jesus fuck all.

NO RACIST. NO RACIST. YOUR TEH RACIST!!!1!!!!!

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Nyet  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:16:57am
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John Carter  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:17:21am

re: #188 b.d. (bill d.)

How exactly would a wingnut vs. dem civil war take place?

Would folks in Alabama get in their trucks and just start shooting people at random from Massachusetts (who voted for Republican Mitt Romney) or would they just start shooting people who look like they vote for Dems in huge majorities?

Hmmmmm?

It would play out like this. Dems win back the house in 2018 and hold their own in the Senate. They impeach Trump for blatant crimes unearthed by Mueller. The crimes would have to be bad enough for the Republicans in the Senate to agree to impeach as well.

The Trump fascist crowd would cry foul and refuse to accept whoever was put in place to replace Trump. That would mean even Pence. If Pence is removed as well and Pelosi is put in place I would imagine some states would stop complying with the federal government and be in open defiance and talk about succession would be pretty loud. If they did succeed then I suppose CW2 would occur.

Before full out succession by certain states a lot of open defiance and maybe some really ugly stuff involving dark people. All fueled by the right wing media and AM radio.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:18:01am

From yesterday’s launch out of Camden Spaceport, GA

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:18:03am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

Wasn’t there some scandal associated with Starr at Baylor University? I dimly remember it…..something like he covered up a series of sexual assaults or something.

In any event, Starr is the last fucking person on the face of the planet who has room to talk about “fishing expeditions”.

I swear a lot of conservatives think no one has a memory. Like a Newt Gingrich…they think after some time they can recycle themselves and everyone will have forgotten their pasts.

And then there is Trump that thinks people don’t remember what he said last week because he can’t remember what he said 5 minutes ago.

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darthstar  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:18:14am

re: #277 lawhawk

Trump admin contempt for the 1A:

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Meanwhile, GOP/Trump think the 2A is an absolute.

These fuckers.

It’s ironic, isn’t it? We don’t want Sessions fired because we don’t want Mueller fired, but keeping Sessions means having the K-K-Keebler elf setting Justice policy.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:19:25am
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:19:51am

re: #291 darthstar

It’s ironic, isn’t it? We don’t want Sessions fired because we don’t want Mueller fired, but keeping Sessions means having the K-K-Keebler elf setting Justice policy.

That’s what I have been thinking for days. Talk about a rock and a hard place.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:20:47am

re: #288 John Carter

It would play out like this. Dems win back the house in 2018 and hold their own in the Senate. They impeach Trump for blatant crimes unearthed by Mueller. The crimes would have to be bad enough for the Republicans in the Senate to agree to impeach as well.

The Trump fascist crowd would cry foul and refuse to accept whoever was put in place to replace Trump. That would mean even Pence. If Pence is removed as well and Pelosi is put in place I would imagine some states would stop complying with the federal government and be in open defiance and talk about succession would be pretty loud. If they did succeed then I suppose CW2 would occur.

Before full out succession by certain states a lot of open defiance and maybe some really ugly stuff involving dark people. All fueled by the right wing media and AM radio.

I agree; that’s pretty much how it would go down. If Trump and Pence were both impeached and removed, and Pelosi becomes a caretaker POTUS until 2020, yeah, the Trumpites would lose their shit and most likely, there would not only be loud and open talk of secession, there’d likely be violence as well.

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darthstar  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:20:54am

re: #289 FormerDirtDart

From yesterday’s launch out of Camden Spaceport, GA

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What was the payload?

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:22:28am

seriously

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Citizen K  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:22:50am

re: #292 Birth Control Works

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Calvinism and the enduring trope of Economic Predestination remains one of American capitalism’s true original sins

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:22:56am

re: #295 darthstar

What was the payload?

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:23:50am
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:24:03am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:24:22am

re: #296 Birth Control Works

Please tell me that’s not a thing. Because if it is, then, well………summon the meteors, I guess.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:24:33am
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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:24:50am

re: #299 jaunte

Let him try. It’s not up to him. I’ll donate to the first reporter that takes the challenge.

Edit: I’ll even donate to their slashed-old-tire campaign.

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Skip Intro  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:25:34am

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:27:23am

re: #304 Skip Intro

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The only thing the cartoonist forgot was “underage teenage models travelling on falsified passports”.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:27:50am
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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:27:56am

re: #237 Dr. Matt

Watch Chris Cornell’s Daughter Sing ‘Hallelujah’ for Father and Chester Bennington

She’s only 12 and killed it.

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Damn, that was tough to get through. Strong kid.

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freetoken  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:29:28am

re: #289 FormerDirtDart

neat.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:29:35am

re: #302 FormerDirtDart

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Hell, he doesn’t even speak fluent English.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:29:49am

Well, this didn’t work out as expected from Mr. “Father, motorcyclist, immigrant from Milan Italy (legal! I’m a citizen!) finance conservative and constitutionalist, #NRA certified instructor, #2A #CCW

Oops.

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darthstar  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:30:53am

re: #306 FormerDirtDart

Don’s Mobile Dumpster Fires. We bring the shit show to your front yard!

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:34:23am

re: #248 Dr Lizardo

Looking at that, Medvedev is bringing his trolling A-game to Trump - he’s yanking Trump’s chain pretty hard.

I’m waiting for when they start sending out messages that Trump reneged on the deals they had set up with him prior to the election and they are sorry they ever helped him get elected.

What could he do, say they are lying after all this?

They got him by the marbles and can squeeze real hard.

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darthstar  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:36:35am
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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:36:41am

re: #312 ObserverArt

I’m waiting for when they start sending out messages that Trump reneged on the deals they had set up with him prior to the election and they are sorry they ever helped him get elected.

What could he do, say they are lying after all this?

They got him by the marbles and can squeeze real hard.

“Look at those Commie Russians who worked with Hitlery to get Trump elected!”

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No Depression  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:37:05am

re: #297 Citizen K

Calvinism and the enduring trope of Economic Predestination remains one of American capitalism’s true original sins

If hell exists, there’s no doubt in my mind that Calvin’s there.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:37:36am

re: #310 MsJ

Idiot. President Obama was the best president in my lifetime (in my opinion) followed closely by President Clinton. Republicans are really deluding themselves if they think that Trump measures up anywhere close to any Democratic President in recent memory. And no, I miss the Obamas like crazy.

Thank goodness for the resistance and pushback from normal, average Americans. And with Mueller conducting an investigation and convening a grand jury, I feel even better.

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Jay C  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:37:42am

re: #310 MsJ

Well, this didn’t work out as expected from Mr. “Father, motorcyclist, immigrant from Milan Italy (legal! I’m a citizen!) finance conservative and constitutionalist, #NRA certified instructor, #2A #CCW

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Oops.

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There’s that 70-30 split again!
I just wish the 70 would start getting their political act together .

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:38:42am

re: #312 ObserverArt

I’m waiting for when they start sending out messages that Trump reneged on the deals they had set up with him prior to the election and they are sorry they ever helped him get elected.

What could he do, say they are lying after all this?

They got him by the marbles and can squeeze real hard.

Now this would be something I’d watch - a presser with Putin and Medvedev where they both publicly lay out the details of Trump’s dealings with them.

Total scorched earth, to say the least. But what’s Trump gonna do?

Not a goddamn thing, that’s what.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:41:26am

re: #301 Dr Lizardo

Please tell me that’s not a thing. Because if it is, then, well………summon the meteors, I guess.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure it is. Dr. Gunter is the real thing.

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piratedan  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:41:42am

in regards to Starr’s remarks about Mueller not going on a “fishing expedition” for his special investigation made me want to respond IOKIYAR and then I remembered, Mueller is in fact a REPUBLICAN…..

this is what is so incredibly crazy about what is going on…

we have a President who has in fact already admitted to Obstruction of Justice, that’s what did in Nixon and these guys (Congress) haven’t even blinked yet…

We toss Perjury on top of that for the likes of:

Sessions
Kushner
Manafort
Flynn

again, already documented cases of that in place, either by forms omission or statements made in front of Congress. Again, nothing about this being done by Congress other than the watching of the investigation unfold.

So we had Starr, take roughly three years to uncover a willingly provided blowjob when he started investigating real estate transactions and we have roughly six months of Mueller, actually impaneling a Grand Jury for crimes when Starr didn’t even have a crime to prosecute.

times like these just make you want to be on the survivor council and vote these fuckers off the island.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:42:37am

re: #296 Birth Control Works

seriously

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It’s the size of the penis in ration to the hand that first got my attention

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:43:12am

Retweets from Feb. are killing me…

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:44:47am

re: #313 darthstar

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No Depression  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:46:48am

re: #299 jaunte

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If Sessions wants to jail leakers, he could start with POTUS for leaking info about Israel’s inside man in ISIS to the Russians.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:47:05am

re: #324 lawhawk

So, I see Dinesh D’Felon has been keeping himself busy writing a new book! Well, at least he’s got his hobbies.

Someone should ask him if he’s got his voting rights back.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:48:05am

re: #313 darthstar

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Nothing say “flip the accusation of fascism” like talking about it with an actual fascist!

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Teukka  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:50:33am

re: #296 Birth Control Works

seriously

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Sure, a rubber does dull the sensation somewhat. Which means that you as a male last longer. And what is the chief female complaint about males sexual performance? A complete no-brainer, this one…

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:50:42am

I give the leakers until 5pm tonight to leak something juicy about Sessions or Trump.

Just to remind everyone that everyone in this admin is leaking like a sieve.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:54:51am
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:56:06am

re: #316 Patricia Kayden

Idiot. President Obama was the best president in my lifetime (in my opinion) followed closely by President Clinton. Republicans are really deluding themselves if they think that Trump measures up anywhere close to any Democratic President in recent memory. And no, I miss the Obamas like crazy.

Thank goodness for the resistance and pushback from normal, average Americans. And with Mueller conducting an investigation and convening a grand jury, I feel even better.

Following the #ObamaDay hashtag, the ones who hate Obama are all CT and butthurt. I see Seth Rich, drones, PizzaGate and the like. Even old CTs that are no longer in fashion.

The derp goes deep.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:56:25am

re: #324 lawhawk

I’m curious what the checklist is on that whiteboard in the background. That’s the real juicy bit here, not that the convicted felon Dinesh was allowed into the WH to meet with Bannon.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:56:35am

re: #317 Jay C

There’s that 70-30 split again!
I just wish the 70 would start getting their political act together .

I am starting to think that there are about 30% of Americans who are simply crazy.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:57:21am
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darthstar  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:58:15am
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stpaulbear  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:59:25am

re: #289 FormerDirtDart

From yesterday’s launch out of Camden Spaceport, GA

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It is pretty amazing (and funny) that they launched the rocket from the middle of an intersection. That gives it kind of a ‘hold my beer’ feel. High fives all around.

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:59:35am

re: #335 darthstar

Except we all know Pence can’t be fired.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:59:39am

re: #334 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Did Dinesh delete his tweets because there are state secrets on Bannon’s dry erase board?

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 9:59:39am

re: #295 darthstar

What was the payload?

Don’t think there was one. It was a test of a new ignition system and the Camden facility. It wasn’t even set to go that high they called it a low altitude flight.

I read where they will be putting micro satellites into space once they are fully ready to start a full program.

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darthstar  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:00:01am

re: #337 Belafon

Except we all know Pence can’t be fired.

We know…but does Trump?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:00:29am

re: #334 FormerDirtDart

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:00:51am

re: #332 lawhawk

I’m curious what the checklist is on that whiteboard in the background. That’s the real juicy bit here, not that the convicted felon Dinesh was allowed into the WH to meet with Bannon.

I was just looking at a screen grab. Checklist of EO’s, and in all caps at the bottom
C U T C O R P T A X

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darthstar  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:00:52am

re: #338 b.d. (bill d.)

Did Dinesh delete his tweets because there are state secrets on Bannon’s dry erase board?

There are rules about WH personnel marketing from within the White House.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:01:40am

re: #343 darthstar

There are rules about WH personnel marketing from within the White House.

Rules?! Those are for Dems….

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dangerman  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:03:50am

A couple of days (or nights ago) there was some discussion about pizza; delivery, store-bought, doughs, etc.

Here’s a simple no-knead margherita recipe

minimal hands on time. great results

yours wont look like this. mine don’t either

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sagehen  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:04:26am

re: #301 Dr Lizardo

Please tell me that’s not a thing. Because if it is, then, well………summon the meteors, I guess.

Nah, it’s good. People who do that may render themselves permanently unable to reproduce, this can only be a good thing.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:06:07am

re: #346 sagehen

Nah, it’s good. People who do that may render themselves permanently unable to reproduce, this can only be a good thing.

Well, that’s good news!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:10:32am

Is this all he has to fall back on? Sad!

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sagehen  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:12:08am

re: #317 Jay C

There’s that 70-30 split again!
I just wish the 70 would start getting their political act together .

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.
—Will Rogers
(85 years ago)

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sagehen  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:14:29am

re: #329 lawhawk

I give the leakers until 5pm tonight to leak something juicy about Sessions or Trump.

Just to remind everyone that everyone in this admin is leaking like a sieve.

It’s daylight savings time; let’s give them until 6pm.

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stpaulbear  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:15:38am

re: #338 b.d. (bill d.)

Did Dinesh delete his tweets because there are state secrets on Bannon’s dry erase board?

They’re not secrets any more…

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:15:38am

re: #298 FormerDirtDart

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Well shoot. I didn’t think they had a payload!??? Then again this may have just been a ride along to see if the mapper worked…it wasn’t put into orbit I don’t think.

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I cannot.  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:17:37am

re: #338 b.d. (bill d.)

Let’s Enhance

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:19:03am

re: #338 b.d. (bill d.)

Did Dinesh delete his tweets because there are state secrets on Bannon’s dry erase board?

“Cut Taxes on rich; eat immigrants.”

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:19:51am

re: #348 The Vicious Babushka

Is this he has to fall back on? Sad!

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And of course it wasn’t the greatest/biggest loss in election history.

It was however the greatest fuck-up in election history so he does have that claim. Many call it the biggest upset. I know a whole hell of a lot of people that were and are upset about it.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:24:02am

RETWEET:

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Charles Johnson  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:27:05am
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dangerman  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:29:13am

re: #334 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]Dinesh D’Souza just deleted his tweets with photos from Steve Bannon’s office. Here are the screenshots:

i see arrows (serious shit)
probably circles and paragraphs on the back…

he really needed to write down lower corp taxes? they’ve been waiting for years to do this. they’re gonna forget in the first 6 months?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:32:36am

re: #357 Charles Johnson

Hell, Cernovich is probably near Fox News level safe for NOT getting a subpoena.

Expected them to be targeted at MSM reporters, especially women and people of color.

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Jay C  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:32:39am

re: #323 FormerDirtDart

Those pictures of Steve Miller look like sort that accompany newspaper pieces invariably featuring the phrase “...but he seemed like such a nice young man….”

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:33:30am

re: #357 Charles Johnson

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Ha! I clicked on Cernovich’s tweet and there it was as I suspected yesterday. He did hire Ben Garrison to do one of his stupid cartoons.

They are like a gang…one connects to the other.

I bet if one of them goes down the rest will scatter and act like they never knew ‘em and were never a part of it all.

The Wingnut Misfits.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:34:27am

re: #360 Jay C

Those pictures of Steve Miller look like sort that accompany newspaper pieces invariably featuring the phrase “...but he seemed like such a nice young man….”

“All the neighbors said he was such a quiet boy.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:34:49am

re: #361 ObserverArt

Ha! I clicked on Cernovich’s tweet and there it was as I suspected yesterday. He did hire Ben Garrison to do one of his stupid cartoons.

They are like a gang…one connects to the other.

I bet if one of them goes down the rest will scatter and act like they never knew ‘em and were never a part of it all.

The Wingnut Misfits.

The only way Cernovich can “out” his sources is with Ex-Lax.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:34:58am

re: #360 Jay C

Those pictures of Steve Miller look like sort that accompany newspaper pieces invariably featuring the phrase “...but he seemed like such a nice young man….”

“Ya know, I never woulda imagined he was choppin’ up ladies and cookin’ ‘em in his BBQ. Hell, smelled like regular ol’ pork chops to me!”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:35:51am

As investigation intensifies, Trump crows to crowd (CNN)

Trump wants the authoritarian dummies who fall for his bullshit to go berserk when he’s brought to justice.

All he cares about is Trump. His supporters can get themselves killed by law-enforcement, or kill their own neighbors who aren’t on-board the “Trump-train”(wreck), and he’s fine with that.

This man is much worse than worthless. He’s a menace.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:36:32am

re: #346 sagehen

Nah, it’s good. People who do that may render themselves permanently unable to reproduce, this can only be a good thing.

Perhaps these are people who shouldn’t add to the gene pool… .

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Dr. Matt  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:37:13am

Calling Cernovich a “journalist” is like calling feces “pâté”.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:38:20am

re: #365 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

As investigation intensifies, Trump crows to crowd (CNN)

Trump wants the authoritarian dummies who fall for his bullshit to go berserk when he’s brought to justice.

All he cares about is Trump. His supporters can get themselves killed by law-enforcement, or kill their own neighbors who aren’t on-board the “Trump-train”(wreck), and he’s fine with that.

This man is much worse than worthless. He’s a menace.

Typical of the narcissist. I wouldn’t be surprised if he issues a call for outright violence against Congress members if it really looked like he was gonna be impeached and removed. You know “….those Second Amendment people should maybe do something about this.”

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:38:25am
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Stanley Sea  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:38:52am
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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:39:24am

hmmm …

Wasn’t Tinkerbell a Sprite?

[sprites are ‘bursts of electrical energy’]

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Charles Johnson  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:39:40am
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I cannot.  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:41:43am

re: #360 Jay C

No, those pictures are accompanied by people saying “Yep, I always knew that Miller kid was messed up, but Jesus Christ!”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:41:48am

Happy birthday to the best president we’ve had so far in my lifetime, President Obama!

There’s something about August 4th birthdays.

:D

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:43:38am

Kellyanne Salt Monster insists Trump won the popular vote:

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wrenchwench  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:45:51am

re: #366 Birth Control Works

Perhaps these are people who shouldn’t add to the gene pool… .

I’m pro-choice for everyone. Information should be correct and distributed to all, so they can make their own decisions. Ultimate decision is the woman’s.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:49:36am
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:49:56am

Sigh. I miss smart people running things.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:50:07am

re: #376 wrenchwench

I’m pro-choice for everyone. Information should be correct and distributed to all, so they can make their own decisions. Ultimate decision is the woman’s.

It’s a personal decision, informed consent. Embrace family planning now, or it will have to be imposed from without and random —disease, natural disaster, a government or a religion, a king, a employer …

It’s economically stupid not to have a national and world policy on “Comprehensive Sex Ed and Cost Free Birth Control.”

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:50:19am

re: #356 Dr. Matt

So, that’s the same checklist that he had up at the start of his run in the WH.

You’d think they’d have added to the list. Nope.

They’re still stuck on stupid and can’t move past the fact that they’ve barely gotten beyond the EOs they initially ran with. That goes to the lack of a policy shop and inability to move policy forward in any substantive or orderly manner.

That again is entirely on Trump and his incompetent staff/admin. They don’t know how to do any of this stuff, and Trump’s worthless when it comes to pushing policy because he’s got the attention span of a gnat.

It’s a saving grace that he’s this incompetent. The slightest bit of competence would have meant the end of Obamacare and so much more.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:50:32am

re: #377 Stanley Sea

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Woah!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:53:48am

re: #362 MsJ

“All the neighbors said he was such a quiet boy.”

“Then all the dogs started disappearing”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:54:14am

re: #153 lawhawk

Probably because he’s stupid and attracted to bigots.

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wrenchwench  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:55:01am

I was just added to a twitter list by a III%er whose profile includes, ‘I block lists!’ Do I block him or the list? Or both? It looks like a list I would be proud to be on, includes many good lizards and other highly respected people.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:55:32am
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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:55:34am

re: #383 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Probably because he’s stupid and attracted to bigots.

I witnessed such hatred for the previous eight years.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:57:52am

re: #380 lawhawk

These are not even policies as they are basically “fuck yous” to Obama and everything/everyone left of Coulter.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 4, 2017 • 10:59:24am

re: #384 wrenchwench

I was just added to a twitter list by a III%er whose profile includes, ‘I block lists!’ Do I block him or the list? Or both? It looks like a list I would be proud to be on, includes many good lizards and other highly respected people.

Block him. If you block him he can’t add you to any list.

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:01:21am

re: #383 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:02:19am
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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:02:52am
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wrenchwench  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:02:57am

re: #388 Dr. Matt

Block him. If you block him he can’t add you to any list.

Thanks. Blocked. You’re on the list.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:03:13am

re: #198 Big Beautiful Door

I was going to take my kids to Kentucky Dam Village for the eclipse, but my sciatica is so bad right now I can’t make the drive. I’m seeing a back surgeon Monday.

Good luck and a quick recovery to you!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:04:00am

re: #384 wrenchwench

I was just added to a twitter list by a III%er whose profile includes, ‘I block lists!’ Do I block him or the list? Or both? It looks like a list I would be proud to be on, includes many good lizards and other highly respected people.

Block early, block often.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:05:03am

re: #378 MsJ

Sigh. I miss smart people running things.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:05:11am

re: #392 wrenchwench

Thanks. Blocked. You’re on the list.

I blocked that Trumporrhoid the second he added me to his stupid list.

I have no objection to being added to lists as long as it’s not a hate-follow list.

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wrenchwench  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:06:05am

re: #394 Dr Lizardo

Block early, block often.

Words to live by.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:06:37am

re: #392 wrenchwench

I was on that list too, but I couldn’t see it from my account.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:06:48am
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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:07:08am

re: #206 electrotek

Hey guys, just checkin’ in after a brief and unexpected hiatus from me.

*wave

Everything OK?

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:07:35am

re: #384 wrenchwench

I was just added to a twitter list by a III%er whose profile includes, ‘I block lists!’ Do I block him or the list? Or both? It looks like a list I would be proud to be on, includes many good lizards and other highly respected people.

I always block lists, good or bad. I am not interested in being on any list whether I favor it or not. I always block the creator and then immediately unblock them. This disassociates me from the list.

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wrenchwench  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:07:36am

re: #398 jaunte

I was on that list too, but I couldn’t see it from my account.

It just lost 5, between refreshes.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:08:49am

re: #180 lawhawk

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James Woods has morphed into SMOTI. The likeness is … ahem… disconcerting.

It’s uncanny.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:09:09am

re: #402 wrenchwench

I see quite a few LGF people on it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:09:53am

re: #383 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

[Embedded content]

Probably because he’s stupid and attracted to bigots.

Just another example of the limits of IQ measurements. Certainly doesn’t measure morality, ethics, judgment, wisdom, decency or compassion.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:10:02am

re: #384 wrenchwench

I was just added to a twitter list by a III%er whose profile includes, ‘I block lists!’ Do I block him or the list? Or both? It looks like a list I would be proud to be on, includes many good lizards and other highly respected people.

I did the block/unblock trick.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:10:45am

re: #388 Dr. Matt

Block him. If you block him he can’t add you to any list.

re: #392 wrenchwench

Thanks. Blocked. You’re on the list.

re: #396 The Vicious Babushka

I blocked that Trumporrhoid the second he added me to his stupid list.

I have no objection to being added to lists as long as it’s not a hate-follow list.

If you block them, then unblock them, you’re still dropped from their list, and they’ll likely never notice

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Timothy Watson  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:11:36am

re: #391 jaunte

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How many plies?

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:12:32am

re: #408 Timothy Watson

Did you say p lies?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:12:59am

re: #407 FormerDirtDart

If you block them, then unblock them, you’re still dropped from their list, and they’ll likely never notice

I keep lists of my favorite Twitter accounts to follow, it’s a way of keeping track in Tweetdeck so I don’t mind if someone that I already follow adds me to such a list.

Nobody likes being added to a hate-follow list.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:14:59am

re: #382 Eventual Carrion

“Then all the dogs started disappearing”

Y”all are killing me with these Stephen Miller jokes. He plays the role of a villain so well that it wouldn’t surprise me if he has a few (literal) skeletons in his closet. The way he lies so effortlessly and passionately makes me wonder.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:16:35am

re: #403 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:20:58am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

I keep lists of my favorite Twitter accounts to follow, it’s a way of keeping track in Tweetdeck so I don’t mind if someone that I already follow adds me to such a list.

Nobody likes being added to a hate-follow list.

Yeah, I use lists extensively, I practically follow no one.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:21:51am

re: #412 Ace-o-aces

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It is our policy neither to confirm nor deny….

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:22:26am
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jaunte  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:22:53am

really big
very important
very strong
very much involved
some things
fantastic job
so badly
record time
ahead of schedule
under budget
very nice to see
quickly
effectively
incredible
fantastic job

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wrenchwench  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:22:56am
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makeitstop  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:29:28am

re: #414 Decatur Deb

It is our policy neither to confirm nor deny….

GLOMAR

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freetoken  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:30:58am

re: #418 makeitstop

Where’s Howard Hughes when we need him?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:31:36am

OT but it is late in the thread and it’s Friday.

So @midnight is ending tonight (I know there are a few LGF folks who watch) and that is a little sad. I know I’ve posted a photo or two before of Sad Kitteh, which we first saw during one of their Etsy segments. (Link goes to the website I will eventually get set up more than it currently is, dammit, and there’s the clip of Sad Kitteh’s appearance on the show.)

So in tribute, I posted a tweet or two.

Click through for the thread if you’re curious, it’s a short one.

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CleverToad  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:32:29am

re: #322 Birth Control Works

It’s the size of the penis in ration to the hand that first got my attention

Yes, that amused me. Flatter the marks!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:34:34am

re: #419 freetoken

Where’s Howard Hughes when we need him?

That’s the name of the response, but I’m pretty sure it predates that incident, specifically regarding the presence of nukes aboard US Navy vessels.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:35:14am

re: #421 CleverToad

Yes, that amused me. Flatter the marks!

Real men use duct tape.

424
Timothy Watson  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:37:37am

re: #423 Decatur Deb

Real men use duct tape.

*Crosses his leg uncomfortably.*

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:38:37am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:38:45am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:40:14am

re: #310 MsJ

Well, this didn’t work out as expected from Mr. “Father, motorcyclist, immigrant from Milan Italy (legal! I’m a citizen!) finance conservative and constitutionalist, #NRA certified instructor, #2A #CCW

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Oops.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:40:47am

#SAD

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:41:22am

re: #313 darthstar

He deleted that Tweet.

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:42:02am
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garzooma  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:42:06am

re: #416 jaunte

really big
very important
very strong
very much involved
some things
[…]
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Saw an article in the Atlantic that made an interesting point:

He is also unusually clear and complex in his discussions. Some publications, most notably STAT, have picked up on a marked decline in the president’s vocabulary and syntax over past statements. But while Trump is brash and unprepared in these calls, he is comparatively articulate—raising the possibility that he is intentionally dumbing down his speech in public, not only in rallies and speeches but also in press interviews, where he is sometimes entirely incoherent.

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:43:33am

This is the level of batcrap insanity the GOP is devolving into:

Donors suing to get their money back from the GOP because the GOP couldn’t repeal Obamacare. They’re actually claiming fraud.

The donors wouldn’t entirely be wrong either. The GOP leadership has perpetuated a fraud: they led everyone in their party to think that they could or should repeal Obamacare and that they had a plan. Turns out they couldn’t even agree on the repeal part.

But the donor suit will be thrown out because this is a political question, and the politicians lost the critical votes. The donors were stupid enough to buy this baffling BS. Just don’t expect the donors to learn anything from this episode.

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wrenchwench  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:44:34am

re: #431 garzooma

Saw an article in the Atlantic that made an interesting point:

he [Trump] is intentionally dumbing down his speech in public

That reeks of ‘benefit of the doubt’.

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freetoken  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:44:35am

re: #432 lawhawk

Couldn’t happen to a finer group.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:45:47am

re: #432 lawhawk

“They didn’t stay bought”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:46:31am
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Mike Lamb  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:47:39am

re: #375 The Vicious Babushka

Kellyanne Salt Monster insists Trump won the popular vote:

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Oh…cheating. I see. And vowing to make Obama a 1 term President? Merrick Garland? What is that called?

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lawhawk  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:49:24am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:50:35am

re: #348 The Vicious Babushka

Is this all he has to fall back on? Sad!

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:53:25am

re: #430 Kragar

Orgy of Schadenfreude coming right up.

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Jay C  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:53:58am

re: #426 FormerDirtDart

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Exactly what I thought Trump’s “let’s all promote coal” campaign would lead to: a government dole to keep up demand (and prices) - all in the name of “energy security” .
IOW, a boondoggle welfare program for the coal industry: with maybe the beneficial side-effect of keeping some coal miners employed. For a while, anyway….

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makeitstop  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:55:13am

Man, say what you want about Rick Smith, but he deals up pure, uncut snark with the best of them.

With the news that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia’s election-tampering and the Trump campaign’s role in it, Thursday was the single worst day in the single worst week of the Trump presidency.

Even before this devastating news, if you wanted to pick a week where the Trump administration got its ass handed to it at virtually every turn, this would be it. At almost every moment in the news cycle, Team Trump was getting beaten like a rented mule. The fallout of the Anthony Scaramucci firing is barely cool to the touch, and already this week’s pile of steaming radioactive waste from this White House is hip-deep.
Virtually nothing is going right for Trump.

“Alexa, order more schadenfreude.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:55:41am

So L’il Shkreli has been found GUILTY of being a naughty li’l fraudster…

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:56:21am

re: #416 jaunte

really big
very important
very strong
very much involved
some things
fantastic job
so badly
record time
ahead of schedule
under budget
very nice to see
quickly
effectively
incredible
fantastic job

Presidential Language Blocks
Deluxe Play Set

[Embedded content]

You omitted “amazing”!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 4, 2017 • 11:56:25am
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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 4, 2017 • 12:07:11pm

re: #426 FormerDirtDart

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IOW a Coal company bailout.

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ipsos  Aug 4, 2017 • 2:58:11pm

re: #420 klys (maker of Silmarils)

OT but it is late in the thread and it’s Friday.

So @midnight is ending tonight (I know there are a few LGF folks who watch) and that is a little sad.

I got to attend a taping earlier this year. It was SO funny. I’m going to miss it :(


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