NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: The Shins

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It’s actually not the whole band, but just one Shin, songwriter/singer James Mercer, performing solo with an acoustic guitar and doing an amazing job.

Bob Boilen | July 24, 2017 — The Shins have been a constant part of NPR’s musical DNA for much of the 21st century. The group’s poetic pop has shown up in something like 25 stories on our website, not just because many of us are longtime fans, but also because our listeners love them. Stories on our site include: The Best CDs of 2003: Listeners’ Picks, The Shins In Concert from 2012, Song Premiere: The Shins And Zach Braff Reunite, a recent interview on All Things Considered and so many more. It’s remarkable that there’s never been a Tiny Desk Concert from The Shins until now.

In celebration of the band’s fifth studio album, 2017’s Heartworms, singer and guitarist James Mercer, the emotional and creative center of The Shins, came to NPR to perform a handful of songs that included two new tracks and one that reached back to 2003 from the album Chutes Too Narrow. It’s a moving performance with just James on guitar, no band, no amplification - simple and perfect.

Heartworms is available now.
iTunes: itunes.apple.com
Amazon: amazon.com

Set List

“Mildenhall”
“The Fear”
“Young Pilgrims”

Musicians
James Mercer (vocals, guitar)

Credits
Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Tsering Bista; Video Editor: Tsering Bista; PA: Jenna Li; Photo: Claire Harbage/NPR.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:15:03pm

The whole two-man launch system (the President and the Secretary of Defense) would have completely fallen apart if Hillary Clinton been elected. Take that, libtards. /s

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:23:11pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:24:02pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:24:06pm

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Hey Jill, how’s that whole “Hillary is a bigger warmonger than Trump ever will be!” business working out for ya?

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:24:26pm
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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:25:48pm

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

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jaunte  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:26:04pm
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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:30:35pm

re: #7 jaunte

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:32:04pm
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retired cynic  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:37:28pm

re: #7 jaunte

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Tiny little fists of fury.

Pull ups, without the bar.

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JordanRules  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:39:00pm
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prairiefire  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:41:34pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

I think the Russians and Republicans are scrambling for talking points. This is all quite unexpectated.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:46:13pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:46:57pm

re: #12 prairiefire

I think the Russians and Republicans are scrambling for talking points. This is all quite unexpectated.

Trump’s already stuck his neck out too far - not long after he issues that ultimatum, DPRK state media reports they’re looking at plans for attacking Guam.

North Korea said on Wednesday it is “carefully examining” a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury”.

A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army, in a statement carried by the North’s state-run KCNA news agency, said the strike plan will be “put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment” once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.

In another statement citing a different military spokesman, North Korea also said it could carry out a pre-emptive operation if the United States showed signs of provocation.

cnbc.com

Note - autoplay video embedded at link. For the record, I hate autoplay videos.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:47:04pm

We face an existential threat from a nuclear madman! And this Kim Jong Un pissant is a few fries short of a Happy Meal too.

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Semper Fi  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:47:52pm

From downstairs to retired cynic and teleskiguy and all.

Much apology for my apparent senior moment.
I really wanted to write about the declaration of war on Japan. However, the many comments expressing the fear of how (almost easily) a nuclear war could start entered my fingers and out came FDR’s Depression speech which I did not hear as it was the year I was born. Sorry.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:48:28pm

re: #14 Dr Lizardo

Trump’s already stuck his neck out too far - not long after he issues that ultimatum, DPRK state media reports they’re looking at plans for attacking Guam.

cnbc.com

Note - autoplay video embedded at link. For the record, I hate autoplay videos.

Trump’s the sort of moron we usually point and laugh at when they’re in charge of banana republics.

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retired cynic  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:48:46pm

re: #16 Semper Fi

No sweat! You are still older than I am, so it’s all good! //

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:49:01pm

en.wikipedia.org

The current list of all television and radio stations owned by Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

The stations and their advertisers are the people you need to send letters to about their Trump-fluffing. (Sinclair owns stations from all networks.)

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retired cynic  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:49:27pm

And the coyotes are in good voice tonight, and close, too.

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darthstar  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:49:55pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:50:22pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Trump’s the sort of moron we usually point and laugh at when they’re in charge of banana republics.

Yeah, exactly.

So what’s Trump gonna do now? He set his red line……”making threats against the US” and what does North Korea do; they promptly announce on their state media that they’re looking at plans to strike Guam.

Red line crossed.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:51:30pm

re: #14 Dr Lizardo

Trump’s already stuck his neck out too far - not long after he issues that ultimatum, DPRK state media reports they’re looking at plans for attacking Guam.

cnbc.com

Note - autoplay video embedded at link. For the record, I hate autoplay videos.

Off-topic: If you’re using a cell phone rather than a computer with which you can block all video, think of the poor profits of corporations.

What would happen to poor cell phone companies if they can’t get you to use up your data plan limit faster? Some corporate manager might not be able to buy a new Ferarri.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:52:17pm

re: #20 retired cynic

And the coyotes are in good voice tonight, and close, too.

Fly, you fool!

/

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Birth Control Works  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:52:47pm
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retired cynic  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:52:58pm

re: #24 Targetpractice

Fly, you fool!

/

LOL! I’ll just shut the door, and let ‘em have their rabbits.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:54:07pm

I did it. Milked every single minute of the last 3 episodes of The Leftovers.

It was the best. Fantastic. Intriguing, compelling etc etc etc

Let The Mystery Be - Iris DeMent H.Q.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:54:41pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Off-topic: If you’re using a cell phone rather than a computer with which you can block all video, think of the poor profits of corporations.

What would happen to poor cell phone companies if they can’t get you to use up your data plan limit faster? Some corporate manager might not be able to buy a new Ferarri.

“Won’t someone please think about the children corporate managers?!”

Found a fresh variant on the ‘but her emails’ trope: Image: 18671.gif

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Birth Control Works  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:55:25pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Trump’s the sort of moron we usually point and laugh at when they’re in charge of banana republics.

In a sense, the US is a study of Banana Republics. State-by-state.

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teleskiguy  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:58:22pm

re: #16 Semper Fi

That would put you at 84 years old, which is elder statesLizard status.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 9:59:29pm

From the last thread …

re: #410 Semper Fi

I still remember FDR’s, “All we have to fear is fear itself.” I was 8.

re: #413 teleskiguy

You’re 92 years old. You and bear are probably the eldest Lizards.

re: #414 retired cynic

I remember it, but not live. //

Sir, you are my parents’ generation. My uncle is the last left in our family of that group, at 93. applause.

No one in my family is left from that group. The oldest now is my mother (part of the Silent Generation), followed by me (late-stage Baby Boomer).

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Birth Control Works  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:02:06pm

I was born in 1964 —the rest involves math.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:05:17pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Trump’s the sort of moron we usually point and laugh at when they’re in charge of banana republics.

We’ve become a Banana Republic and the Government is in the hands of Banana Republicans!

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Stanley Sea  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:08:19pm

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teleskiguy  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:12:08pm

Just finished watching the brief (seven minutes) Infamy Speech that FDR gave on 8 December 1941. We need leadership and oratory like that right now. Alas…

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:13:34pm
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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:15:23pm

Meet Nicole Mincey: Donald Trump’s New Imaginary Black Friend (goes to Wonkette, with their usual snark on how this grifting woman came about from stealing a modelling company’s photos)

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:16:08pm

re: #21 darthstar

I get where the desire to treat this lightly comes from but normalizing Trump is dangerous. The military absolutely will not defy a direct launch order if he gives it. If and when the time comes here is no safety net or fairy godmother in uniform that will intercede between his paranoid narcissistic lunacy and the continued existence of human civilization.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:23:51pm

re: #37 Kragar

I wonder if he’ll keep his helmet on for the whole series

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:23:53pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

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I get where the desire to treat this lightly comes from but normalizing Trump is dangerous. The military absolutely will not defy a direct launch order if he gives it. If and when the time comes here is no safety net or fairy godmother in uniform that will intercede between his paranoid narcissistic lunacy and the continued existence of human civilization.

The real world isn’t The Sum of All Fears or Crimson Tide, there’s not going to be one officer who prevents a nuclear holocaust by exploiting his linkage in the chain to prevent launch authority from being exercised.

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:24:55pm

re: #40 FormerDirtDart

I wonder if he’ll keep his helmet on for the whole series

Tradition would dictate yes.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:27:04pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

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I get where the desire to treat this lightly comes from but normalizing Trump is dangerous. The military absolutely will not defy a direct launch order if he gives it. If and when the time comes here is no safety net or fairy godmother in uniform that will intercede between his paranoid narcissistic lunacy and the continued existence of human civilization.

Normalise him, not me.

That takes us back to the National Command Authority again. Trump absolutely can give an order. Mattis can absolutely refuse it (that would likely result in his firing).

The military intelligence agencies know what the military situation is. It seems unlikely that the Defense Secretary would order the release of the weapons and the assured destruction of the USA (the same issue played out in the late stage of Nixon’s administration).

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Birth Control Works  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:27:10pm

I watched Marvel’s Dr. Strange today.

Really lame, IMHO.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:27:50pm

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹

Normalise him, not me.

That takes us back to the National Command Authority again. Trump absolutely can give an order. Mattis can absolutely refuse it (that would likely result in his firing).

The military intelligence agencies know what the military situation is. It seems unlikely that the Defense Secretary would order the release of the weapons and the assured destruction of the USA (the same issue played out in the late stage of Nixon’s administration).

I think they could tell him, “yeah, we carried out our order” and he wouldn’t know the difference.

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:27:52pm

Fun fact: The muzak which plays in the background during several scenes in Dredd comes from the British Comedy series Snuffbox.

Snuff Box Theme in Dredd (2012)

MATT BERRY - ‘Theme From Snuff Box’ (Official Audio - Acid Jazz Records)

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William Lewis  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:37:30pm

re: #41 Targetpractice

The real world isn’t The Sum of All Fears or Crimson Tide, there’s not going to be one officer who prevents a nuclear holocaust by exploiting his linkage in the chain to prevent launch authority from being exercised.

Well, we can’t say never; it did happen at least once in the Soviet Union (the Flotilla Commander aboard the Foxtrot class submarine B59 refused to countersign the ship Captain’s order to launch a nuclear armed torpedo during the Cuban Missile Crisis.) But miracles are not the stuff of foreign policy…

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:43:03pm
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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:43:24pm

Well, while the whole world wonders who is going to win the world’s smallest penis-measuring contest between Trump and Kim, I have to collect water samples again tomorrow (this time we’re testing for arsenic, but not old lace). Afterwards, it’s the monthly dine out time in Cheyenne again.

I get to drive by a whole bunch of ICBM silos on the way to Cheyenne, so if there is any special activity going on I’ll let you know.

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freetoken  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:44:11pm

As I noted downstairs, Youtube suggested that I watch this full length 1955 movie:

This Island Earth 1955 Full Sci Fi Movie Full Movie HD 👽

Watched it and vaguely remember it from perhaps long ago.

It’s one of those morality plays from the ‘50’s, about war and such. Sort of hokey but also not without merit. Typical 1950’s stereotypes at play.

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:45:55pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹

Well, while the whole world wonders who is going to win the world’s smallest penis-measuring contest between Trump and Kim, I have to collect water samples again tomorrow (this time we’re testing for arsenic, but not old lace). Afterwards, it’s the monthly dine out time in Cheyenne again.

I get to drive by a whole bunch of ICBM silos on the way to Cheyenne, so if there is any special activity going on I’ll let you know.

The base I work at has space for 3 carriers, plus support vessels.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:46:11pm

re: #50 freetoken

As I noted downstairs, Youtube suggested that I watch this full length 1955 movie:

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Watched it and vaguely remember it from perhaps long ago.

It’s one of those morality plays from the ‘50’s, about war and such. Sort of hokey but also not without merit. Typical 1950’s stereotypes at play.

Liked it better as the movie being laughed at by the MST3K crew in their only motion picture.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:47:49pm

re: #53 Targetpractice

Liked it better as the movie being laughed at by the MST3K crew in their only motion picture.

“I’m just gonna ram my ovipositor down your throat, and lay my eggs in your chest, but I’m not an alien!”

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:48:16pm

re: #53 Targetpractice

Cal Meecham: What do you think of Mr. Mozart, Exeter?
Exeter: I’m afraid I don’t know the chap.
Tom Servo: “I’m not an alien!”

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:48:26pm

“This Island Earth can be yours if the price is right!”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:49:10pm

re: #44 Birth Control Works

I watched Marvel’s Dr. Strange today.

Really lame, IMHO.

Today I went with a friend to see Spider-Man: Homecoming. Pretty good movie IMO.

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:52:23pm

re: #56 Targetpractice

“Run, Ruth, Run!”
“Brilliant strategy, thanks Napoleon!”

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:53:53pm

re: #58 Kragar

“Run, Ruth, Run!”
“Brilliant strategy, thanks Napoleon!”

“It’s the amazing technicolor cheese wedge!”

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:54:48pm

re: #59 Targetpractice

“Stand back… I command you, stand back!”
“ACTING!”

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:55:31pm

re: #60 Kragar

“Stand back… I command you, stand back!”
“ACTING!”

“Sort this, deliver that, I’ll make them all pay.”

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:56:34pm

re: #61 Targetpractice

Ah, here it is. “Breach Hull - All Die.” Even had it underlined.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:57:37pm

re: #62 Kragar

Ah, here it is. “Breach Hull - All Die.” Even had it underlined.

“I don’t ask you to condone what we’ve done…”
All: “We condone it.”

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 10:59:05pm

re: #63 Targetpractice

You know what my kids would say?
YOU’RE NOT MY REAL FATHER?

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:00:29pm

re: #64 Kragar

“‘Service engine soon.’ I wonder what that’s all about?”

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:02:48pm

re: #65 Targetpractice

“The temperature must be thousands of degrees by now.”
“Cooler by the lake.”

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:04:00pm

re: #66 Kragar

“Wow that ringing! Now he knows what the world sounds like to Pete Townshend.”

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:06:34pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

Here’s something my wife could use in the house…
A man?

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:07:31pm

re: #68 Kragar

“I regret nothing!”

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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:10:12pm

re: #69 Targetpractice

That was “Night of the Blood Beast”

I Regret Nothing

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:12:15pm

re: #70 Kragar

That was “Night of the Blood Beast”

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I must disagree:

MST3K The Death of The Professor

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freetoken  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:13:53pm

re: #71 Targetpractice

The residents of Metaluna look like grown up oompa loompas.

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teleskiguy  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:14:10pm
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Kragar  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:15:02pm

re: #71 Targetpractice

I stand corrected

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freetoken  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:17:33pm

Another offering by Youtube this evening:

The Day Time Ended movie

An odd and not very good movie.

But it has this wonderful little green alien:

Image: daytimeended1.jpg

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teleskiguy  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:24:39pm

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:24:54pm

Yesterday in 1945, the DuMont Television Network first broadcast the news of the Hiroshima atom weapon bombing to the USA over its network. (I guess Trump was marking that anniversary.)

I wrote about DuMont a few years ago at the Great Orange Satan (Daily Kos). When DuMont was collapsing, it spun off its broadcast stations as Metromedia, which was purchased by Rupert Murdoch to become FOX News Channel.

dailykos.com

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Birth Control Works  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:24:55pm

and, now something else, quite beautiful from youtube:

Tommy Emmanuel - Classical Gas (by Mason Williams)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:25:17pm

Thank you, Internet. I learn something new every day.

en.wikipedia.org

Specifically, Article 2 of the treaty declares the two nations guarantee to adopt immediately all necessary measures to oppose any country or coalition of countries that might attack either nation.

The treaty is in effect and automatically renews every 20 years. It has renewed in 1981 and 2001. The most recent renewal will remain in effect until the year 2021.

I confess, I wasn’t aware of this treaty. That certainly ups the ante, to put it mildly.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:27:05pm

re: #79 Dr Lizardo

Thank you, Internet. I learn something new every day.

en.wikipedia.org

I confess, I wasn’t aware of this treaty. That certainly ups the ante, to put it mildly.

I’d like to see a study of treaties and the actuality of them actually being honored.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:30:03pm

re: #80 Birth Control Works

I’d like to see a study of treaties and the actuality of them actually being honored.

Are you willing to take that gamble? What if China announces tomorrow that they will, in fact, honor that treaty?

Then what? This suddenly becomes yet another high-stakes game of nuclear chicken.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:31:50pm

re: #78 Birth Control Works

and, now something else, quite beautiful from youtube:

Well, if we’re doing renditions of “Classical Gas” (aside from my own on hammered dulcimer /s) then I go with Vanessa Mae:

Vanessa Mae - Classical Gas

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:35:31pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹

Cool cover. Thanks for sharing.

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sagehen  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:37:10pm

TOTALLY OFF-TOPIC TV QUESTION…

has anybody here seen “Midnight Texas” or “Somewhere Between”? Are either of them worth the time?

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freetoken  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:38:10pm

re: #84 sagehen

has anybody here seen “Midnight Texas” or “Somewhere Between”? Are either of them worth the time?

Watched the first 2 episodes of M.T. It’s ok, at best. Seems awfully derivative. The production is decent, though.

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teleskiguy  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:39:06pm

How acutely weird and scary that these fuckin’ threats issued by Fuckface Von Clownstick - given the very real nuclear threat posed by us and them - coincides to the day the Nagasaki bombing, and all this talk coincides with that horrendous couple of days 72 years ago. The only time nuclear bombs were used on people.

I pray to Ullr it’s the only two times, ever.

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teleskiguy  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:42:54pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:44:15pm

Typical Trump voting idiot.

4.3% unemployment.
Jobs no American will do.
Inland Valley farmers who all supported Trump watch their crops rot while other Trump supporters point, laugh and offer simplistic non-thought solutions.
Everyone pays more for food.
Winning.

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Targetpractice  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:49:34pm

re: #88 goddamnedfrank

Typical Trump voting idiot.

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4.3% unemployment.
Jobs no American will do.
Farmers who all supported Trump watch their crops rot while other Trump supporters point, laugh and offer simplistic non-thought solutions.
Everyone pays more for food.
Winning.

Oh, is it that simple? Just grab up the unemployed and send’em to work on the farms? Gee, why didn’t anybody think of that? I’m sure we can just bus’em in and work’em on the farms, right?

The room-temp IQ that elected a “reality TV” show host to the White House, folks.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:52:39pm

re: #88 goddamnedfrank

Typical Trump voting idiot.

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4.3% unemployment.
Jobs no American will do.
Farmers who all supported Trump watch their crops rot while other Trump supporters point, laugh and offer simplistic non-thought solutions.
Everyone pays more for food.
Winning.

As I recall, Alabama went through that with their tomato crop a couple years ago when they tried their version of Arizona’s “papers please” law. Tomato farmers wound up ploughing under a large portion of their crop.

theguardian.com

Quoting a farmer in the piece that lost a huge amount of money over that law:

Cash gets angry when people tell him that his Hispanic workforce was taking jobs away from Americans. Since the new law began two weeks ago only two American citizens have come by his farm asking for work.

The couple had driven two hours from a city to offer their services, but they barely lasted that long in the fields. Cash discovered that they were trying to fiddle him by notching up two baskets of tomatoes for every one they picked - as they were paid by the basket that would have fraudulently doubled their earnings.

“That’s just the kind of stuff you come across. Somebody who really wants a good job and is prepared to work hard and honest for it isn’t going to come up here for four months in the year.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:53:50pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 8, 2017 • 11:54:06pm

re: #89 Targetpractice

Oh, is it that simple? Just grab up the unemployed and send’em to work on the farms? Gee, why didn’t anybody think of that? I’m sure we can just bus’em in and work’em on the farms, right?

The room-temp IQ that elected a “reality TV” show host to the White House, folks.

If their plans come to fruition they will be able to rent out masses of prison labor. Cheap.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:05:06am

re: #81 Dr Lizardo

Are you willing to take that gamble? What if China announces tomorrow that they will, in fact, honor that treaty?

Then what? This suddenly becomes yet another high-stakes game of nuclear chicken.

No, it just seems that treaties are tools of convenience.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:09:36am

re: #93 Birth Control Works

No, it just seems that treaties are tools of convenience.

For the most part. Sometimes they are honoured.

Of note, while Poland had its mutual defence treaty with the United Kingdom on the eve of WW2, though the UK could not stop the attack by Germany and the Soviet Union, that treaty is what caused the UK to declare war on Germany.

Our own entry into the Persian Gulf War on behalf of Kuwait was partially based on a treaty with that nation.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:09:43am

Speaking of fallout, here’s some for crazed Texas dictator Abbott and his evil henchman Dan Patrick:

Forget about landing the next Toyota plant if Texas adopts a bathroom bill

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:12:35am

re: #93 Birth Control Works

No, it just seems that treaties are tools of convenience.

Quite often, yes, they are - I can’t disagree with that assertion.

But as always, the danger arises when leaders miscalculate the seriousness of a treaty. For instance, Trump could be thinking the Sino-North Korean Treaty could just be a scrap of paper; on the other hand, Kim Jong-un may well be thinking that China would fully honor their treaty obligations…..he acts the way he does because he thinks China’s got his back no matter what.

Trump - or Kim - could be guessing incorrectly with regard to the seriousness of treaties, with potentially lethal consequences for tens of millions. It wouldn’t be the first time in human history that’s happened……not by a damn sight.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:15:42am

re: #96 Dr Lizardo

Quite often, yes, they are - I can’t disagree with that assertion.

But as always, the danger arises when leaders miscalculate the seriousness of a treaty. For instance, Trump could be thinking the Sino-North Korean Treaty could just be a scrap of paper; on the other hand, Kim Jong-un may well be thinking that China would fully honor their treaty obligations…..he acts the way he does because he thinks China’s got his back no matter what.

Trump - or Kim - could be guessing incorrectly with regard to the seriousness of treaties, with potentially lethal consequences for tens of millions. It wouldn’t be the first time in human history that’s happened……not by a damn sight.

Game of Thrones …

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:18:35am

bbl

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:23:37am

re: #97 Birth Control Works

Game of Thrones …

What would be helpful in this situation is a clarification from the People’s Republic of China. This, of course, is what the State Department is for.

And if there was anyone working there, perhaps we could get a clarification.

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:23:49am

OMG I so want to say something to this cancer scientist from Austria I follow on Twitter about this, so bad, I want to hug her and embrace the sullenness! But I can’t tweet until approximately 6:00 p.m. MDT.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:29:45am

Well, I need to bow out. Got a meeting in the morning with the USDA about changing our water meters in town. You lucky devils, I probably won’t be around tomorrow here.

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:39:54am
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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 12:44:49am

The Good Times Are Killing Me

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2017 • 1:19:38am

Ah, there truly is a Trump tweet for every occasion:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 1:46:33am

re: #94 Anymouse 🌹

For the most part. Sometimes they are honoured.

Of note, while Poland had its mutual defence treaty with the United Kingdom on the eve of WW2, though the UK could not stop the attack by Germany and the Soviet Union, that treaty is what caused the UK to declare war on Germany.

Our own entry into the Persian Gulf War on behalf of Kuwait was partially based on a treaty with that nation.

Recall that we signed a disarmament treaty with Ukraine (which was left with the world’s fifth-largest nuclear arsenal with the dissolution of the USSR). In exchange for scrapping their nukes, we agreed to help maintain their territorial integrity.

Since we reneged on our end of the deal, should we not at least give them back their nuclear weapons?

Fair is fair, after all.

/

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Timothy Watson  Aug 9, 2017 • 2:09:14am

re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Recall that we signed a disarmament treaty with Ukraine (which was left with the world’s fifth-largest nuclear arsenal with the dissolution of the USSR). In exchange for scrapping their nukes, we agreed to help maintain their territorial integrity.

Since we reneged on our end of the deal, should we not at least give them back their nuclear weapons?

Fair is fair, after all.

/

Go to war over “a scrap of paper”?

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 2:11:11am

re: #106 Timothy Watson

Go to war over “a scrap of paper”?

/

What’s a little violation of territorial integrity between friends?

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 9, 2017 • 2:23:45am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 2:34:02am

re: #108 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

They love Mike Pence that much?

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 9, 2017 • 2:47:51am

re: #5 Kragar

What fucking aggression, Sean, you brainless dipshit?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 2:53:37am

re: #110 Romantic Heretic

What fucking aggression, Sean, you brainless dipshit?

There was in fact at least an implied threat of aggression on the part of NK, but all that Trump’s hyperbolic response demonstrates is that he is not qualified in terms of experience or character to deal with it.

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LastYearsMan  Aug 9, 2017 • 2:59:15am

A few hours old now but still worth noting how people in South Korea do not give a fuck about Trump’s bullshit:

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LastYearsMan  Aug 9, 2017 • 3:11:20am

And if it isn’t too late to add to the Google engineer debate… Here’s a column by a neuroscientist who specializes in human sexuality (and who supports the engineer):
theglobeandmail.com

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2017 • 3:16:52am

MR. MERCEDES HAS BEEN TELEVIZED.

Thatisall.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 3:24:02am

re: #114 Nyet

MR. MERCEDES HAS BEEN TELEVIZED.

Thatisall.

There is the whole issue of equality of opportunity vs equality of ability that has been shunted aside in the ideological posturing here. As well as the issue of individual opportunities/abilities vs. those related to entire groups (ethnic, gender, racial, national, etc)

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:06:36am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wrong reply target.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:15:36am

re: #116 Nyet

Wrong reply target.

I was aware of that but left it standing grant you the pleasure of correcting me…

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:29:07am

But but, President Obama targeted reporters too! A NY Times article from December 2016 and what President Trump seemingly is starting now.

Criticism of Mr. Obama’s stance on press freedom, government transparency and secrecy is hotly disputed by the White House, but many journalism groups say the record is clear. Over the past eight years, the administration has prosecuted nine cases involving whistle-blowers and leakers, compared with only three by all previous administrations combined. It has repeatedly used the Espionage Act, a relic of World War I-era red-baiting, not to prosecute spies but to go after government officials who talked to journalists.

snip

In an interview last May, President Obama pushed back on the criticism that his administration had been engaged in a war on the press. He argued that the number of leak prosecutions his administration had brought had been small and that some of those cases were inherited from the George W. Bush administration.

“I am a strong believer in the First Amendment and the need for journalists to pursue every lead and every angle,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with the Rutgers University student newspaper. “I think that when you hear stories about us cracking down on whistle-blowers or whatnot, we’re talking about a really small sample.

“Some of them are serious,” he continued, “where you had purposeful leaks of information that could harm or threaten operations or individuals who were in the field involved with really sensitive national security issues.”

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:40:55am

Good morning Lizards, are we dead yet?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:42:03am

re: #3 Joe Bacon 🌹

You’re on fire, Joseph!! No rallying around the idiot in the White House for me.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:42:23am

re: #88 goddamnedfrank

Typical Trump voting idiot.

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4.3% unemployment.
Jobs no American will do.
Inland Valley farmers who all supported Trump watch their crops rot while other Trump supporters point, laugh and offer simplistic non-thought solutions.
Everyone pays more for food.
Winning.

Same is starting to happen to dairy farmers in Wisconsin. No one to help run the dairies.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:42:54am

FUCK LINDSEY GRAHAM

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:43:31am

re: #119 b.d. (bill d.)

Good morning Lizards, are we dead yet?

Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:43:42am

re: #118 Shropshire Slasher

“Some of them are serious,” he continued, “where you had purposeful leaks of information that could harm or threaten operations or individuals who were in the field involved with really sensitive national security issues.”

Reminds me of a Soviet-era joke about the guy who got eleven years for calling Chairman Brezhnev a senile old idiot.

One year for insulting government authorities and ten years for revealing state secrets.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:45:39am

re: #122 The Vicious Babushka

So he’s okay with a regional war which could kill hundreds of people? It’s amazing what comes out of these jokers’ mouths. It’s as if their brain has vacated their heads and they can’t think logically. If war starts in East Asia, it would not only be a disaster for the region. It would negatively impact Americans too because of our interests in the region. Duh!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:45:54am

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:47:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:49:18am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

Maybe, jump maybe, we could put politics aside and rally around the president as he tries to deal with a nuclear madman?

You mean we should support his reckless hyperbole and ill-considered, theatrical over-reaction?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:49:29am

re: #5 Kragar

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Now that has got to result in Hannity blocking you. LOL.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:51:09am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You mean we should support his reckless hyperbole and over-reaction?

Not THAT President.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:51:51am
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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:52:43am

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

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Must be nappy time for Rexxon again.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:54:11am

re: #129 Patricia Kayden

Now that has got to result in Hannity blocking you. LOL.

Does Lumpy block anyone? He might, but I don’t really see people holding it up as a badge of honor…

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:55:13am

re: #69 Targetpractice

“I regret nothing!”

re: #70 Kragar

That was “Night of the Blood Beast”

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Or Edith Piaf. Easy mistake.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:57:12am

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

Tillerson in Guam: “The president was sending a strong message to North Korea, in language that Kim Jong Un would understand”

Bet Kim understands a lot more English than Trump understands Hangul.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 4:57:16am

So he just Tweeted this… we are so fucked.

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:00:33am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

It’s going to be fabulous!

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:01:40am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

So he just Tweeted this… we are so fucked.

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Which one of Trump’s insane aides told him this? Because I doubt he’d comprehend what an executive order would do to the nuclear arsenal.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:02:40am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

So he just Tweeted this… we are so fucked.

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That’s bullshit. If he had acted, the contract paperwork wouldn’t even be back from Request For Proposal.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:04:19am

re: #139 Decatur Deb

That’s bullshit. If he had acted, the contract paperwork wouldn’t even be back from Request For Proposal.

Trump’s making Kim Jong Un sound much more lucid and cognizant of the outside world.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:04:38am

re: #48 goddamnedfrank

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Now that is such a bizarre claim. How could LGBT people make anyone uncomfortable with being straight? Why is that woman lying like that? Pathetic.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:07:38am

re: #141 Patricia Kayden

Now that is such a bizarre claim. How could LGBT people make anyone uncomfortable with being straight? Why is that woman lying like that? Pathetic.

“Straight women clap on one and three.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:08:35am

re: #141 Patricia Kayden

Now that is such a bizarre claim. How could LGBT people make anyone uncomfortable with being straight? Why is that woman lying like that? Pathetic.

People who are insecure in their personal identity are upset by those who are not…

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fern01  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:09:34am

re: #122 The Vicious Babushka

FUCK LINDSEY GRAHAM

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Quite OK to have wars in any place other than the good ole USA. The words of such people are horrifying - go kill all those others - we will be fine.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:10:28am
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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:11:17am

Alabama GOP primary:

Mcconnell wants Moore
Trump goes Strange

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jeffreyw  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:12:43am

Imgur


Good morning from the jungle!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:13:01am

re: #146 dangerman

Alabama GOP primary:

Mcconnell wants Moore
Trump goes Strange

None of us want any Mo’.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:14:03am

re: #141 Patricia Kayden

Now that is such a bizarre claim. How could LGBT people make anyone uncomfortable with being straight? Why is that woman lying like that? Pathetic.

It’s like racists complaining that Black people want to make them ashamed of being white.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:14:38am

re: #149 The Vicious Babushka

It’s like racists complaining that Black people want to make them ashamed of being white.

How to Clap On Beat

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:18:29am

re: #150 Decatur Deb

I am am worried that I may have the clap.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:23:08am

re: #151 Shropshire Slasher

I am am worried that I may have the clap.

No cure for that clap except an exorcism with Missa Luba.

Missa Luba 1965: Kyrie (B1)

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:26:19am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:30:50am

John has mastered the Art of the Troll:

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:41:58am
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I cannot.  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:42:58am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

*removes the bottlecap collection from the backyard into the house*

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:43:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:43:30am

re: #155 The Vicious Babushka

There is a great advantage to being able to be against everything all the time…

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:43:56am

re: #88 goddamnedfrank

Typical Trump voting idiot.

[Embedded content]

4.3% unemployment.
Jobs no American will do.
Inland Valley farmers who all supported Trump watch their crops rot while other Trump supporters point, laugh and offer simplistic non-thought solutions.
Everyone pays more for food.
Winning.

shorter:

they have to be there and, like, apply

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:45:09am

re: #122 The Vicious Babushka

FUCK LINDSEY GRAHAM

Fighting them over there so we don’t fight them over here…

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:45:47am

re: #159 dangerman

4.3% unemployment.
Jobs no American will do.
Inland Valley farmers who all supported Trump watch their crops rot while other Trump supporters point, laugh and offer simplistic non-thought solutions.
Everyone pays more for food.
Winning.

How about this: US students work summers harvesting US crops for US citizens, grateful US citizens reward them with a year of college education or vocational training?

Worked for the USSR

(half /)

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:48:11am

(last) shameless plug, for the morning crew

Why I run

if you’re interested and/or haven’t seen it

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:49:46am

re: #91 goddamnedfrank

MAKE THE FOOD STAMP PEOPLE GO THERE AND PICK THE FRUIT YOU KNOW SLAVERY WASN’T SO BAD A SYSTEM!

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:51:13am

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

There was in fact at least an implied threat of aggression on the part of NK, but all that Trump’s hyperbolic response demonstrates is that he is not qualified in terms of experience or character to deal with it.

if not already implied in “experience”, i’d add that he doesnt even understand what the levers of power are nor any idea how to use them

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:55:57am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

So he just Tweeted this… we are so fucked.

[Embedded content]My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before….

your first order? really?

and “far stronger and more powerful” in just six months?

wow. either i should be impressed or you’re just a pathological liar

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:56:34am

re: #122 The Vicious Babushka

Hmmm, wonder what Miss Lindsay will say if Myrtle Beach gets nuked…

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:56:51am

re: #140 Myron Falwell

Trump’s making Kim Jong Un sound much more lucid and cognizant of the outside world.

i understand he’s got longer fingers too

imagine relying on him being the adult in the room

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:57:26am

re: #88 goddamnedfrank

Typical Trump voting idiot.

[Embedded content]

4.3% unemployment.
Jobs no American will do.
Inland Valley farmers who all supported Trump watch their crops rot while other Trump supporters point, laugh and offer simplistic non-thought solutions.
Everyone pays more for food.
Winning.

HOW ABOUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS WORK FOR THERE HEALTH CARE!!!!1!!!!

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 5:58:32am

re: #141 Patricia Kayden

Now that is such a bizarre claim. How could LGBT people make anyone uncomfortable with being straight? Why is that woman lying like that? Pathetic.

The Onion needs to do a female version of “These gays won’t stop sucking my dick.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:00:30am
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:01:35am
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:08:51am

Our new strategy for managing international crises:

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:09:19am

re: #165 dangerman

your first order? really?

and “far stronger and more powerful” in just six months?

wow. either i should be impressed or you’re just a pathological liar

If I’m not mistaken, his first EO was the (obvi Bannon-scribed) “day of patriotism” to commemorate his sparsely-attended inauguration.

Not that I’d expect a borderline-senile 70 year old with less integrity than the sleaziest of used car salesman to ever tell the truth.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:10:24am

And

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:11:38am

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

At least the weather is nice enough so Trump can go golf for a couple of hours and not threaten nuclear holocausts that Tillerson has to walk back this morning (and lo and behold, that’s exactly what happened). Everything Trump says has to be walked back/apologized for/reinterpreted/massaged, because Trump’s a walking dumpster fire whose regressive reactionary nonsense is going to start World War III for no good reason except that his ego was bruised.

Trump’s busy tweeting this morning too, and the first thing out of his feed is a fucking lie (shocking, I know).

I’ve linked to this before, but this is an outline of the Obama nuclear modernization program, and it’s expected to cost more than $1 trillion dollars, and only a tiny fraction of that has been approved by Congress - because the Pentagon hasn’t even started spec’ing out the new bombers, missiles, subs, and other delivery systems to replace the existing triad.

Trump’s first EO was 13765, which was repeal/replace Obamacare, which was followed by a Keystone-related order. Nuclear modernization wasn’t part of the mix.

Once again, Trump’s lying and trying to take credit for his predecessor’s hard work.

A bully and all his bluster is once again exposed for what he is, and the world knows how to take advantage of him (and crossing his so-called red-lines) leaving him no where to go. All that’s left is threatening a nuclear holocaust and he’s unstable enough to push the button dooming tens of millions of people to death, mayhem, and chaos.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:12:31am

re: #172 Barefoot Grin

Our new strategy for managing international crises:

Someone might want to show Nikki the Bible, and how God generally doesn’t correct fuck-ups. He’s lets people suffer first.

Edit: Or waits until the current generation of leaders dies out.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:14:07am

8 Hours…..he couldn’t even make it 8 hours

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:14:55am

re: #177 b.d. (bill d.)

8 Hours…..he couldn’t even make it 8 hours

Hannity’s being pretty rough on Harry Reid.

Oh wait…

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:16:23am

re: #178 Sir John Barron

Hannity’s being pretty rough on Harry Reid.

Oh wait…

You only hurt the ones you love….

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:19:59am

re: #175 lawhawk

Ah, I goofed on what his first EO was. He signed an inordinate amount those first few days.

In retrospect, those EOs were a tacit admission by Trump’s regime to the GOP leadership’s dysfunction to do anything beyond barely confirming his cabinet appointments, rubber stamping Gorsuck (and the equation would have been the same, regardless of the nutjob he nominated) and putting up multiple ACA repeal attempts that ultimately failed at the last minute… and Trump wasn’t going to help them.

And that heavy dysfunction by the GOP leadership is why he can act without the remote fear of being Amendment 25’ed.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:22:31am

re: #180 Myron Falwell

Ah, I goofed on what his first EO was. He signed an inordinate amount those first few days.

In retrospect, those EOs were a tacit admission by Trump’s regime to the GOP leadership’s dysfunction to do anything beyond barely confirming his cabinet appointments, rubber stamping Gorsuck (and the equation would have been the same, regardless of the nutjob he nominated) and putting up multiple ACA repeal attempts that ultimately failed at the last minute… and Trump wasn’t going to help them.

And that heavy dysfunction by the GOP leadership is why he can act without the remote fear of being Amendment 25’ed.

So much accomplishments! Fake Media wont’ talk about! More than any other president in History!

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I cannot.  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:22:38am

re: #177 b.d. (bill d.)

Look again, he didn’t even finish promising to drop politics without doing some passive-aggressive bullshit “let’s see what others do”.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:23:21am

re: #179 b.d. (bill d.)

You only hurt the ones you love….

You can’t fail Dear Leader Trump and expect to remain on Lumpy’s Christmas card list.

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Jay C  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:28:04am

re: #177 b.d. (bill d.)

Pretty tough words for who has to be one of the more ruthless, rule-bending Majority Leaders since LBJ. I guess Hannity won’t/can’t face up to the fact that McConnell’s parliamentary trickery went for naught (almost, though!!!!) because he was pushing toxic legislation with virtually no public support?

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:30:11am

re: #177 b.d. (bill d.)

He couldn’t even make it out of the very tweet promising not to engage in petty attacks. He’s a spineless weasel. A chairborne ranger who has no problem sending off others to die for him to continue cashing paychecks from Agitprop Central.

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:31:33am

re: #174 Barefoot Grin

And

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So we’re going with pathological liar then

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:32:33am

re: #162 dangerman

(last) shameless plug, for the morning crew

Why I run

if you’re interested and/or haven’t seen it

Great read.

I feel the exact same about bicycle riding, even if I ride for the enjoyment of it and not for sport. Took that up about six years ago and love it dearly.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:36:07am
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:37:24am
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:37:25am

re: #177 b.d. (bill d.)

Resisting the Trump regime is not a petty political construct. It’s a must. Trump cannot be normalized.

If Hannity gave up his focus on petty political differences, he’d have nothing to do.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:37:27am
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:38:50am

re: #189 Ace-o-aces

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Is anyone actually watching Carlson? MSNBC has been kicking prime time butt lately with Maddox leading the way.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:39:37am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

So he just Tweeted this… we are so fucked.

My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before….

What? In seven months it has been renovated and modernized by his decree?

I should think it will take some time, this is rocket science with tricky nuke payloads we are talking about.

You always have to strip the ‘fat’ out of a Trump statement. Usually there is not much left.

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:39:59am

With the impending Guam/North Korea nuclear winter storm imminent doom, I better start hoarding bottle caps.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:40:54am

re: #187 Myron Falwell

Great read.

I feel the exact same about bicycle riding, even if I ride for the enjoyment of it and not for sport. Took that up about six years ago and love it dearly.

I rode a few times this summer (for the first time in two years), but I really need to get back to running. I was a dedicated runner and cyclist in my 20s and 30s, and still ran a few half marathons and a couple of trail marathons in my 40s. But then I got busy and let it get away from me. dangerman’s page is an inspiration. I have to tell myself that I don’t have to run any more marathons or any races at all, just have to get out and do it for myself.

Off to some meetings….

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:42:20am

CNBC analysis: Trump just set his own, uncrossable ‘red line’ — and North Korea crossed it instantly

It’s really sad when the possibility of Trump simply backing down (or failing to follow through) and allowing us to be humiliated on the world stage qualifies as a “best case scenario.”

There’s probably a Trump tweet that blasts President Obama for failing to follow through on the red line drawn on Syria because of course there would be.

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:42:50am

re: #193 ObserverArt

What? In seven months it has been renovated and modernized by his decree?

I should think it will take some time, this is rocket science with tricky nuke payloads we are talking about.

You always have to strip the ‘fat’ out of a Trump statement. Usually there is not much left.

Brilliant!

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:43:08am

No one wants to test Trump because he fails at everything he’s tested on…

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:45:15am
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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:45:29am
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:46:24am

re: #196 Myron Falwell

CNBC analysis: Trump just set his own, uncrossable ‘red line’ — and North Korea crossed it instantly

It’s really sad when the possibility of Trump simply backing down (or failing to follow through) and allowing us to be humiliated on the world stage qualifies as a “best case scenario.”

There’s probably a Trump tweet that blasts President Obama for failing to follow through on the red line drawn on Syria because of course there would be.

Someone posted it here yesterday, IIRC. If I wasn’t at work, I’d find it for you.

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I cannot.  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:46:33am
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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:46:40am

re: #190 Patricia Kayden

Resisting the Trump regime is not a petty political construct. It’s a must. Trump cannot be normalized.

If Hannity gave up his focus on petty political differences, he’d have nothing to do.

exactly so

and you don’t counter this nonsense with logic. you counter it by not giving it legitimacy in the first place. by not allowing it to be normalized. by not treating any of it as an equal and opposite and therefore somehow valid viewpoint

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:47:02am
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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:47:44am

re: #196 Myron Falwell

CNBC analysis: Trump just set his own, uncrossable ‘red line’ — and North Korea crossed it instantly

It’s really sad when the possibility of Trump simply backing down (or failing to follow through) and allowing us to be humiliated on the world stage qualifies as a “best case scenario.”

There’s probably a Trump tweet that blasts President Obama for failing to follow through on the red line drawn on Syria because of course there would be.

see up here:
re: #104 Targetpractice

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:48:32am

re: #195 Barefoot Grin

I rode a few times this summer (for the first time in two years), but I really need to get back to running. I was a dedicated runner and cyclist in my 20s and 30s, and still ran a few half marathons and a couple of trail marathons in my 40s. But then I got busy and let it get away from me. dangerman’s page is an inspiration. I have to tell myself that I don’t have to run any more marathons or any races at all, just have to get out and do it for myself.

Off to some meetings….

i think you just did…;-)

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:50:11am

re: #198 lawhawk

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No one wants to test Trump because he fails at everything he’s tested on…

Super…hyper…what’s next? Ludicrous?

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:53:04am
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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:53:20am

re: #207 dangerman

Super…hyper…what’s next? Ludicrous?

Plaid.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:54:16am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:54:20am

re: #198 lawhawk

We are now a hyper power

Gorka is as incoherent as his boss.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:56:00am
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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:56:58am

re: #211 Sir John Barron

Gorka is as incoherent as his boss.

Well now that I think about it there is a lot of hype coming out of Washington these days

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fern01  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:58:03am

re: #193 ObserverArt

What? In seven months it has been renovated and modernized by his decree?

I should think it will take some time, this is rocket science with tricky nuke payloads we are talking about.

You always have to strip the ‘fat’ out of a Trump statement. Usually there is not much left.

Every statement - every tweet - shows just how dumb he is. He has spent 7 months trying to find enough sycophant friends - dumber than him - to staff his administration.

Perhaps it should be said - this is the President - America had to have. This should tell enough people that the GOP cannot govern and it is a LIE to say “anyone can be President”. We have to hope that those people survive his term in office.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:58:47am

I cringe just imagining what’s about to happen to Chait’s mentions.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:00:33am

re: #198 lawhawk

No one wants to test Trump because he fails at everything he’s tested on…

Hyperpower? How many dimensions is that?

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:01:09am

re: #209 lawhawk

Plaid.

“What’s the matter, Colonel Sanderz? CHICKEN?

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:02:49am

re: #214 fern01

Every statement - every tweet - shows just how dumb he is. He has spent 7 months trying to find enough sycophant friends - dumber than him - to staff his administration.

Perhaps it should be said - this is the President - America had to have. This should tell enough people that the GOP cannot govern and it is a LIE to say “anyone can be President”. We have to hope that those people survive his term in office.

I think more people are going to have to get hurt before they really learn their lesson. Though all of the Democratic wins in the elections since November give me great hope.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:03:33am

re: #216 Belafon

NIN live - Hyperpower!, The Beginning of the End - Melbourne (caution strobes are present)

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:07:46am
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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:12:06am

re: #220 FormerDirtDart

And the Trump-Russia news cycle officially restarts.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:13:10am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:15:11am

re: #220 FormerDirtDart

Raid?

Sounds rather ominous. For DJT.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:15:33am

re: #216 Belafon

Hyperpower? How many dimensions is that?

Hydra. Hail Hydra.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:17:02am

re: #215 goddamnedfrank

I cringe just imagining what’s about to happen to Chait’s mentions.

I read a lot of Greenwald back in the day. I confess to being a bit surprised by this seeming turn of events, but I probably shouldn’t be.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:17:13am

re: #224 Sir John Barron

Hydra. Hail Hydra.

See, that’s what Gorka meant……not ‘hyperpower” but “Hydrapower!”

Hail Hydra.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:17:36am

re: #215 goddamnedfrank

I cringe just imagining what’s about to happen to Chait’s mentions.

Yeah, farewell to Chait’s mentions. R.I.P. those mentions. GG will rage-tweet about this for days.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:18:44am

re: #223 Sir John Barron

Raid?

Sounds rather ominous. For DJT.

Similar raids happened at the residences of Cuyahoga County commissioner Jimmy Dimora and auditor Frank Russo in 2008, and they — along with several associates and allies — eventually got thrown in jail.

It’s bad for Trump. Bigly bad.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:19:34am

re: #223 Sir John Barron

Raid?

Sounds rather ominous. For DJT.

Hmmm….wasn’t July 26 the day Trump tweeted his ban on trans people serving in the military?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:19:48am

re: #196 Myron Falwell

CNBC analysis: Trump just set his own, uncrossable ‘red line’ — and North Korea crossed it instantly

It’s really sad when the possibility of Trump simply backing down (or failing to follow through) and allowing us to be humiliated on the world stage qualifies as a “best case scenario.”

There’s probably a Trump tweet that blasts President Obama for failing to follow through on the red line drawn on Syria because of course there would be.

The Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs keeps drawing lines in the sand and daring Yosemite to cross them, which he does, and then they reach a cliff and Yosemite falls off.

Doesn’t fit exactly but I can see Donald daring everyone to cross this line, then this line, then this line…

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:21:59am

re: #220 FormerDirtDart

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LOL, this month old event is getting a siren headline over at Drudge…

Worried much?

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:22:48am

re: #230 Sir John Barron

The Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs keeps drawing lines in the sand and daring Yosemite to cross them, which he does, and then they reach a cliff and Yosemite falls off.

Doesn’t fit exactly but I can see Donald daring everyone to cross this line, then this line, then this line…

Except Donald is going to back himself off the cliff.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:23:01am

re: #231 b.d. (bill d.)

LOL, this month old event is getting a siren headline over at Drudge…

Worried much?

The story apparently just broke today, even though it happened a couple weeks back.

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I cannot.  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:23:24am

re: #232 Belafon

Except Donald is going to back himself off the cliff.

And probably us with him.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:23:58am

Beautiful!

And found in the replies…the quilts!

Instagram

Just a quick reminder for New Englanders: I’ll be teaching a map workshop this Saturday Aug 12 for Cate’s Sew Modern in Madison, CT. Join us for an afternoon of mapmaking! Visit catessewmodern.com to register. @catessewmodern

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:25:19am

re: #233 Dr Lizardo

The story apparently just broke today, even though it happened a couple weeks back.

But if he has nothing to hide yadda, yadda, yadda…

//

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:29:53am

re: #236 b.d. (bill d.)

But if he has nothing to hide yadda, yadda, yadda…

//

“Then, on 9 August, the Washington Post ran a story noting that the home of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, had been the subject of a pre-dawn raid a couple of weeks earlier. In desperation, on 10 August, at 6:45 a.m. Eastern Time, President Trump ordered a nuclear strike on Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

Read that in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s voice from T2, where he’s describing Judgement Day to Sarah and John Connor.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:30:26am

re: #228 Myron Falwell

Federal raids target Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo — Cleveland Plain Dealer, 28 July 2008

“FBI agents served at least 10 search warrants this morning at various Cuyahoga County offices and multiple residences as part of a public corruption investigation.

The public-corruption investigation that paralyzed Cuyahoga County government Monday unraveled the political and business ties of the county’s most powerful and colorful players: Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and Auditor Frank Russo.

The federal investigation centers on allegations that they traded jobs and contracts for thousands of dollars of free improvements to their homes and properties.

The investigation went public when nearly 200 agents from the FBI and IRS simultaneously raided county offices, businesses and homes at 9 a.m.

The operation was so broad that the FBI brought in agents from Pittsburgh and used three U-Haul trucks to take away cartons of documents and other items. Dimora and Russo, who have spent their political careers in the limelight, stayed out of sight all day and were not available for comment.”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:33:28am

re: #231 b.d. (bill d.)

LOL, this month old event is getting a siren headline over at Drudge…

Worried much?

You’d think Sludge would minimize this. Or is he complaining about Deep State Raids?

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Bubblehead II  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:33:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:34:42am

re: #168 The Vicious Babushka

HOW ABOUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS WORK FOR THERE HEALTH CARE!!!!1!!!!

Will die for food

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:35:23am

re: #239 Sir John Barron

You’d think Sludge would minimize this. Or is he complaining about Deep State Raids?

Good question, tbh: the headline on Drudge simply says “FBI Raids Manafort” - with no editorializing - and it links straight to the WaPo story.

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Weaselone  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:35:29am

re: #239 Sir John Barron

You’d think Sludge would minimize this. Or is he complaining about Deep State Raids?

Maybe he has property in Guam.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:35:56am

re: #204 FormerDirtDart

I woke up today, glad that no one got nuked while I was asleep.

When I was in Japan earlier this year, I visited Hiroshima and wanted to visit Nagasaki, but time and money were running out. The four days I spent in Hiroshima were somewhat emotional, because I knew that the USA was responsible for the almost total destruction of the city, and the loss of hundred of thousands of lives. Now, you’d hardly know it, aside from the few remaining structures (and trees!) that survived the blast and firestorm. The atomic bomb museum pulls no punches, though.

Every US president should be required to visit the A-bomb museum as part of his/her on the job training. Reading books (as if Trump could) does not communicate the visceral emotions of seeing the after-effects of a A-bomb blast.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:36:40am

re: #229 Dr Lizardo

Hmmm….wasn’t July 26 the day Trump tweeted his ban on trans people serving in the military?

Trump’s regime started handing over campaign documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Russian investigation on August 2.

When was the last time Trump openly attacked Jefferson Beauregard Sessions in an obvious attempt to force his resignation?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:37:23am

re: #240 Bubblehead II

I have a feeling he must’ve found out through the grapevine that Manafort’s home was raided; he probably panicked and began tweeting every little thing that popped up in that empty, bizarrely-coiffed head of his.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:39:30am

re: #220 FormerDirtDart

NEWS: FBI conducted predawn raid of Paul Manafort’s home in July

Whoa! Not messing around.

I do think Manafort is a huge key to the Russian connections. I have a feeling he ran the smoke screen campaign to hide it all and try to keep it away from Trump. The bag man as it were.

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:42:19am

re: #246 Dr Lizardo

I have a feeling he must’ve found out through the grapevine that Manafort’s home was raided; he probably panicked and began tweeting every little thing that popped up in that empty, bizarrely-coiffed head of his.

he thinks if he engages the twitterati and he dangles a shiny object over here,, it’ll somehow interrupt or distract the investigation going on over there

weak thinker

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:42:29am

Trump is living in a WWE world and every pronouncement of his should be filtered through that lens. Nothing he says should be taken either literally or seriously. The only problem is whether the rest of the world, especially unhinged murderous dictators (I’m looking at you little Kim), understand this. He has no intention of starting a war and, like other WWE stars, his threats are meaningless and for entertainment value only.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:43:02am

re: #230 Sir John Barron

The Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs keeps drawing lines in the sand and daring Yosemite to cross them, which he does, and then they reach a cliff and Yosemite falls off.

Doesn’t fit exactly but I can see Donald daring everyone to cross this line, then this line, then this line…

And as he backs up to draw the last line, his fat ass starts to wobble and shimmy, and then in a cartoon take…over he goes!

Too close to the edge.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:44:19am

Good Morning, I see we are all still here thank the luck. NK still there? Trump still there?
At&T sold us “fiber” U-Verse on the phone and look what we actually have for the whole 13 floor building….

AT&T fiber?!

Trump school of sales and marketing.
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:45:41am

re: #248 dangerman

Projecting your own limitations onto your strategic opponents is a hell of a way to run a country.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:45:58am

re: #246 Dr Lizardo

I have a feeling he must’ve found out through the grapevine that Manafort’s home was raided; he probably panicked and began tweeting every little thing that popped up in that empty, bizarrely-coiffed head of his.

Something tells me he got it straight from the horses mouth. Which makes me wonder who got raided yesterday. You know something besides Kim spouting his usual threats had to have set him off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:46:39am

re: #249 Hecuba’s daughter

Trump is living in a WWE world and every pronouncement of his should be filtered through that lens. Nothing he says should be taken either literally or seriously. The only problem is whether the rest of the world, especially unhinged murderous dictators (I’m looking at you little Kim), understand this. He has no intention of starting a war and, like other WWE stars, his threats are meaningless and for entertainment value only.

And that is exactly why his supporters voted for him. They were sick of diplomacy, politics and politicians, and wanted entertainment and posturing instead.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:48:58am

re: #245 Myron Falwell

Trump’s regime started handing over campaign documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Russian investigation on August 2.

When was the last time Trump openly attacked Jefferson Beauregard Sessions in an obvious attempt to force his resignation?

Although he’s still whining about the Russia investigation being a hoax and all that.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:49:18am

re: #249 Hecuba’s daughter

Food for thought…

He and his family could go to jail or lose everything they have. Remember that dynamic, it changes things.

He also isn’t stable so it’s hard to say what he will or won’t do. And there are many folks surrounding him who want, need and profit from this chaos and destruction.

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:49:18am

re: #250 ObserverArt

And as he backs up to draw the last line, his fat ass starts to wobble and shimmy, and then in a cartoon take…over he goes!

Too close to the edge.

no cartoon physics for him!

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:51:40am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And that is exactly why his supporters voted for him. They were sick of diplomacy, politics and politicians, and wanted entertainment and posturing instead.

So to really please them, he needs to have a camo suit made and then he also needs to walk around with an AR15 type assault rifle and a beret with MAGA on it.

They would eat that crap up. He would be the hero of every bubba and bubbette around.

The Militia President.

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:51:42am

re: #251 Unshaken Defiance

Good Morning, I see we are all still here thank the luck. NK still there? Trump still there?
At&T sold us “fiber” U-Verse on the phone and look what we actually have for the whole 13 floor building….

[Embedded content]

Trump school of sales and marketing.

“we never said fiber the whole way from end to end”
or
cant tell from the pic, if that wire’s old enough it could be cloth covered and cloth is made from …..

deregulation. free markets! say anything. do anything.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:51:52am

re: #257 dangerman

no cartoon physics for him!

Just this

Cartoon Nuke Explosion

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:53:26am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And that is exactly why his supporters voted for him. They were sick of diplomacy, politics and politicians, and wanted entertainment and posturing instead.

appearance over substance
form not function
hat no cattle
&c

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:54:10am

re: #253 Bubblehead II

Something tells me he got it straight from the horses mouth. Which makes me wonder who got raided yesterday. You know something besides Kim spouting his usual threats had to have set him off.

[Trump’s cellphone rings - camera shows time on the bedside alarm clock is 5:08 a.m. Trump looks at caller ID, answers phone]

[TRUMP] Jesus, Paul, what’s up? Calling damn early - it’s just after five.

[MANAFORT] Bad news. FBI was here. They just left. They took it all. Computer, laptop, flash drives, everything. Absofuckinlutely everything.

[Silence]

[MANAFORT] You there?

[TRUMP] Yeah, yeah. Whaddaya mean, everything?

[MANAFORT] Everything. You know, all the shit we arranged, all that info, they got it all, every last bit of it. They showed up before dawn….shit, I was still in my PJ’s.

[long silence]

[TRUMP] Fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck.

[Trump hangs up]
______________________________________________________

You’re welcome, HBO.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:55:40am

re: #261 dangerman

appearance over substance
form not function
hat no cattle
&c

That’s Trump.

Smell the charcoal smoke, hear the sizzle…here is your crappy steak. And ketchup. $49.95.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:57:40am

re: #246 Dr Lizardo

He must have found out early yesterday; thus, he gave an unhinged threat with horribly weak body language…

…and using a phrase he says seemingly out of habit…

…and allegedly catching his own staff and NSC off guard.

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I cannot.  Aug 9, 2017 • 7:59:56am

re: #263 ObserverArt

That’s Trump.

Smell the charcoal smoke*, hear the sizzle**…here is your crappy steak***. And ketchup.**** $49.95.*****

*Simulated Smoke Flavoring
**Sizzle.wav, source uncredited
***Oldshoe.jpg, source uncredited
****OK, just old tomatoes
*****Plus S&H, refrigeration available for an additional fee.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:00:42am

re: #251 Unshaken Defiance

Fiber-wrapped wiring, more like it.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:02:23am

re: #258 ObserverArt

As Trevor Noah suggested, Trump is America’s version of the African “president.”

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:03:07am

re: #266 wheat-dogg

Served with a bowl of grape nuts.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:05:04am

re: #268 JordanRules

Served with a bowl of grape nuts.

On a related note to the OP, Google Fiber is supposedly coming to Louisville, KY, within the next year. My family there is quite excited to join the 21st century.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:05:22am

re: #267 wheat-dogg

As Trevor Noah suggested, Trump is America’s version of the African “president.”

Trump is America’s version of Idi Amin - belligerent, bombastic and boorish.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:06:22am

72 years ago today we dropped a nuclear bomb on an Asian nation in an act of war.

All that time since, everything we’ve been through, everything we’ve learned, everything that’s changed…

…and yet here we are potentially facing the same fucking situation all over again.

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:14:08am

via Political Wire

A reality check: Business Insider notes Trump’s first executive order was on the Affordable Care Act and that none of his orders in his first 100 days were on the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

my bold

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:18:18am

re: #272 dangerman

via Political Wire

my bold

Fake News!

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:19:10am

Seems like there are more leaks sine The Mooch fired the guy he blamed leaks on?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:19:28am

re: #272 dangerman

via Political Wire

my bold

Probably tweeted the Oak Ridge Boys and thought he was talking to the lab.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:21:47am

re: #274 b.d. (bill d.)

Seems like there are more leaks sine The Mooch fired the guy he blamed leaks on?

It’s Bannon. I’m almost sure of it.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:22:37am

Stupid stupid man

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:23:27am

On Point, on NPR, is discussing the Russian bot problem with the Dashboard software founders right now. Good stuff!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:30:55am

re: #122 The Vicious Babushka

FUCK LINDSEY GRAHAM

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But isn’t this whole shebang about them having missiles that can reach the US? So if we attack they would launch towards, I don’t know, over here?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:31:05am

I’m waiting to see how the Trumpistas will spin this story about Manafort’s home being raided.

I can only presume they’ll be able to seamlessly transition from “Fake news from pissed off Democrats and the Congressional investigations are all BS!!” to “OK, so what if homes are being raided by the FBI in the pre-dawn hours?! Nothingburger!!”

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wheat-dogg  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:35:22am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

I’m waiting to see how the Trumpistas will spin this story about Manafort’s home being raided.

I can only presume they’ll be able to seamlessly transition from “Fake news from pissed off Democrats and the Congressional investigations are all BS!!” to “OK, so what if homes are being raided by the FBI in the pre-dawn hours?! Nothingburger!!”

They will blame it on “Deep State” efforts to undermine the Great Leader, and manage to work in Soros and the “globalists.”

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No Depression  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:39:07am

re: #279 Eventual Carrion

But isn’t this whole shebang about them having missiles that can reach the US? So if we attack they would launch towards, I don’t know, over here?

North Korea says they have missiles that can reach us, but I think it’s very likely they’re bluffing. I’d rather not find out if they are or not, though.

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:40:17am

re: #273 b.d. (bill d.)

Fake News!

my bold bad ;-)

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:43:11am

re: #282 No Depression

Congr

North Korea says they have missiles that can reach us, but I think it’s very likely they’re bluffing. I’d rather not find out if they are or not, though.

They have never even claimed to fly a functioning missile warhead. Nobody is anywhere near crazy enough to make the first live shot an attack. That’s like trying to beat a badger senseless with your dick.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:44:25am

re: #282 No Depression

North Korea says they have missiles that can reach us, but I think it’s very likely they’re bluffing. I’d rather not find out if they are or not, though.

Well, don’t forget that the USSR gave the USA quite a shock back on October 4 1957 when they launched Sputnik I into orbit.

To quote Stephen King on that, “They sure as hell didn’t put it up there with a potato masher.”

That episode was related in his non-fiction book Danse Macabre.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:44:28am

Let the throwing under the buses begin!

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:45:16am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And that is exactly why his supporters voted for him. They were sick of diplomacy, politics and politicians, and wanted entertainment and posturing instead.

To quote again from a letter from my idiot Trumpster friend who has a PhD in history:
“I will say that one thing I enjoy about Trump is his implicit slogan: Screw Political Correctness. “

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:48:38am

re: #287 Hecuba’s daughter

To quote again from a letter from my idiot Trumpster friend who has a PhD in history:
“I will say that one thing I enjoy about Trump is his implicit slogan: Screw Political Correctness. “

I have a gay Republican Trump fan friend who also has a bugbear for “political correctness”, a term that is so subjective and wishy-washy as to be meaningless.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:52:12am

re: #265 I cannot.

*Simulated Smoke Flavoring
**Sizzle.wav, source uncredited
***Oldshoe.jpg, source uncredited
****OK, just old tomatoes
*****Plus S&H, refrigeration available for an additional fee.

Drop some of that fat from the steaks on the grill…instant smoke and smell.

But you got the idea. Trump is all sizzle no steak.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:53:52am

Fox is beating the war drums for Hair Furor

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:54:11am

[trump] I Hardly know this guy Manafort, met him once at Mar-A-Lago I think [/trump]

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:55:27am

re: #290 The Vicious Babushka

Fox is beating the war drums for Hair Furor

I say we drop Fox people in NK on a reconnaissance mission.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:57:11am

re: #292 Belafon

I say we drop Fox people in NK on a reconnaissance mission.

Hannity first.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:57:26am

re: #290 The Vicious Babushka

Fox is beating the war drums for Hair Furor

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The thing is, Trump laid down his red line - and the DPRK promptly crossed it and basically said, “Come at me, bro.”

The ball is in Trump’s court now.

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:57:39am

re: #293 The Vicious Babushka

Hannity first.

I approve of this idea.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:58:01am

re: #290 The Vicious Babushka

Gah. Do these fucking idiots believe they can just drop a Nuke on Pyongyang and have everything be done with?

Shit, Kim Jong Un is probably miles away from the city in an underground bunker somewhere right now. They’ve probably moved a bunch of military hardware and infrastructure out of there too.

The nukes ended the war with Japan because we’d been fighting them for months and they were depleted. It is NOT the same with NK.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:59:08am

re: #293 The Vicious Babushka

Hannity first.

They might offer him his own show. Harry Caray went from the Cardinals to the Cubs, it could happen….

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Teukka  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:59:13am

re: #296 Eclectic Cyborg

Gah. Do these fucking idiots believe they can just drop a Nuke on Pyongyang and have everything be done?

Shit, Kim Jong Un is probably miles away from the city in an underground bunker somewhere right now. They’ve probably moved a bunch of military hardware and infrastructure out of there too.

The nukes ended the war with Japan because we’d been fighting them for months and they were depleted. It is NOT the same with NK.

Also, in todays day and age, with cameras being so ubiquitous, use of nukes may backfire badly PR-wise and galvanize the population against you.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:59:30am

Hey, DT likes reality shows, let’s just him and Kim Jong Un in a cage and let them beat the hell out of each other.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:01:46am

re: #296 Eclectic Cyborg

Gah. Do these fucking idiots believe they can just drop a Nuke on Pyongyang and have everything be done with?

Shit, Kim Jong Un is probably miles away from the city in an underground bunker somewhere right now. They’ve probably moved a bunch of military hardware and infrastructure out of there too.

The nukes ended the war with Japan because we’d been fighting them for months and they were depleted. It is NOT the same with NK.

They probably have a similar scenario in the back of their addled minds - we drop a couple of nukes, Kim Jong-un says, “OK, fuck it, I quit” and that’s that.

Not even bearing in mind that the Nagasaki bombing coincided with the USSR’s declaration of war on the Japanese Empire and the Soviet invasion of Manchuria (IIRC on the latter one). That contributed to Hirohito’s decision to throw in the towel as well.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:01:47am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:03:07am

re: #297 b.d. (bill d.)

They might offer him his own show. Harry Caray went from the Cardinals to the Cubs, it could happen….

Larry King is on Russia Today. (Gah I HATE HATE HATE that autoplay ad on every RawStory page.)

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:03:19am

re: #269 wheat-dogg

On a related note to the OP, Google Fiber is supposedly coming to Louisville, KY, within the next year. My family there is quite excited to join the 21st century.

Go ahead rub it in. /s

Just got back from the water tower with the village clerk, chairwoman, and several people from the USDA about our upcoming water meter project. Bad news is they won’t pay to fix our sampling station that’s broken, good news is they’ll go ahead with bids for the new water meters. (The current meters have lead and brass, both banned under clean water rules.)

The state called me just before I went, to complain I’d not done a routine monthly coliform sample. Something I didn’t know: doing eight special water samples does not count for doing one routine sample. They won’t arrest me this month. The state is aware our previous water operator died and left us with no instructions on how to do this, and we’re so isolated we can’t hire someone to come out here.

(I wonder what possessed me to volunteer for this job.)

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:03:50am

re: #299 Eclectic Cyborg

Hey, DT likes reality shows, let’s just him and Kim Jong Un in a cage and let them beat the hell out of each other.

With water balloons filled with urine.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:04:29am

re: #301 FormerDirtDart

Well then, someone should let Kim Jong-un know.

LOL are these fools aware that they’re saying to the world that Trump is a paper tiger (to borrow a phrase from Mao Tse-tung)?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:04:34am

re: #301 FormerDirtDart

Members of the administration repeatedly continue to attempt to close the proverbial stable doors after the horses have bolted

members of government unable to find rope strong enough to re-attach loose cannon…

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:04:35am

re: #301 FormerDirtDart

“Fire and fury” from yesterday was not carefully vetted language from Trump, per several ppl with knowledge. “Don’t read too much into it.”

Alt-threat. Don’t take the President literally!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:05:06am

re: #304 The Vicious Babushka

With water balloons filled with urine.

Word is, he tips generously for that.

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Weaselone  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:05:39am

re: #305 Dr Lizardo

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Well then, someone should let Kim Jong-un know.

LOL are these fools aware that they’re saying to the world that Trump is a paper tiger (to borrow a phrase from Mao Tse-tung)?

They’re saying that Trump doesn’t actually speak for the country.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:07:22am

re: #309 Weaselone

They’re saying that Trump doesn’t actually speak for the country.

Fuckin’ A, that might be even worse. What kind of message does that send to not only our foes, but our friends?

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:07:37am

re: #299 Eclectic Cyborg

Hey, DT likes reality shows, let’s just him and Kim Jong Un in a cage and let them beat the hell out of each other.

Needz moar folding chairs.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:10:39am

re: #194 Shropshire Slasher

With the impending Guam/North Korea nuclear winter storm imminent doom, I better start hoarding bottle caps.

I’m cornering the seashell market as we speak.

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:12:00am

I thought Manafort was cooperating with the FBI. Mueller must be giving the old “eff you” to Trump.

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EPR-radar  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:12:32am

re: #288 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have a gay Republican Trump fan friend who also has a bugbear for “political correctness”, a term that is so subjective and wishy-washy as to be meaningless.

“political correctness” isn’t meaningless. It just needs to be properly understood.

Anyone who whines about “political correctness” thereby identifies as a right wing asshole.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:12:50am

re: #312 Eventual Carrion

I’m cornering the seashell market as we speak.

Hahaha suckers I got Pogs and Beanie Babies!!

Witness me, all shiny and chrome!!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:13:08am

re: #207 dangerman

Super…hyper…what’s next? Ludicrous?

Plaid

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:13:23am

OT: When the USDA people left, one of them stuck out a hand to shake mine, saying “thank you for your father’s service.” (I really don’t know how to respond to that statement.)

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:13:40am

re: #315 Dr Lizardo

Hahaha suckers I got Pogs and Beanie Babies!!

Witness me, all shiny and chrome!!

Those Who Know go for cowries and flint nodules.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:14:17am

re: #313 Shropshire Slasher

I thought Manafort was cooperating with the FBI. Mueller must be giving the old “eff you” to Trump.

Imagine being a prison guard with all of those cocky sobs in it? Man, I already don’t envy that guy…

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:15:42am

re: #314 EPR-radar

“political correctness” isn’t meaningless. It just needs to be properly understood.

Anyone who whines about “political correctness” thereby identifies as a right wing asshole.

Any time someone uses the “political correctness” phrase with me in conversation, I immediately ask them what they mean by that. It’s fascinating to watch people struggle with trying to say they like people who are jerks without actually saying that.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:15:47am

lol

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:17:23am

re: #314 EPR-radar

“political correctness” isn’t meaningless. It just needs to be properly understood.

Anyone who whines about “political correctness” thereby identifies as a right wing asshole.

I have always translated PC to be Polite and Considerate. Trump supporters like bullies — they want the freedom to insult people based on their personal prejudices with no repercussions.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:19:09am

has Trump asked Ted Cruz’s dad if he could get rid of Kim the same way he took care of JFK?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:22:09am
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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:22:17am

huffingtonpost.com

A formerly whites-only neighbourhood in San Francisco run by a homeowners’ association is suing a Asian-American couple for purchasing their property at a city run tax sale. (Such whites-only covenants were banned by the Supreme Court decades ago.)

The homeowners’ association failed to pay their $14 per annum property tax for three decades. The new owner of the property paid $90,100 for the property.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:22:36am

NK could potentially attack SK, China, Japan or possibly Europe more easily than the US.

If a bomb drops, we may not be the only ones in the crosshairs.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:23:20am

re: #322 Hecuba’s daughter

I have always translated PC to be Polite and Considerate. Trump supporters like bullies — they want the freedom to insult people based on their personal prejudices with no repercussions.

And after the insults they say: “You can’t take a joke”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:23:20am

re: #322 Hecuba’s daughter

I have always translated PC to be Polite and Considerate. Trump supporters like bullies — they want the freedom to insult people based on their personal prejudices with no repercussions.

I am a stickler for political correctness when it comes to official speech, laws and government regulations and guidelines. I insist that they should be neutral and value-free.

When it comes to private speech, then I am not a stickler at all, I just believe that people should take responsibility for the consequences of what they say and to whom.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:23:30am

re: #325 Anymouse 🌹

THREE decades?? Christ, they’re getting what they deserve then?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:24:16am

re: #327 ObserverArt

And after the insults they say: “You can’t take a joke”

and when you make jokes about the President they ask why you hate America

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:24:21am

re: #325 Anymouse 🌹

Holy shit, in San Francisco?! That’s possibly the greatest bargain in history!

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:26:20am

re: #325 Anymouse 🌹

huffingtonpost.com

A formerly whites-only neighbourhood in San Francisco run by a homeowners’ association is suing a Asian-American couple for purchasing their property at a city run tax sale. (Such whites-only covenants were banned by the Supreme Court decades ago.)

The homeowners’ association failed to pay their $14 per annum property tax for three decades. The new owner of the property paid $90,100 for the property.

“Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.”

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:27:16am

re: #329 Eclectic Cyborg

THREE decades?? Christ, they’re getting what they deserve then?

re: #331 Dr Lizardo

Holy shit, in San Francisco?! That’s possibly the greatest bargain in history!

According to the article, the homeowners’ association attorney is claiming the purchasers (who bought the common areas: The streets, the sidewalks, parking, parks, &c) are simply exploiting the tax issue to make a buck. He also claims the city should have notified them and claims the city had a bad address for the association.

The city is claiming if that is true, the association should have known better.

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Weaselone  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:31:06am

re: #329 Eclectic Cyborg

THREE decades?? Christ, they’re getting what they deserve then?

I’m going to have to say that the lawsuit is probably a horrible idea executed on top of some serious long-term stupidity and negligence. They probably won’t win it given they’ve had three decades to change the address the tax bill was being sent to. It seems like a really good way to end up having to access your multimillion dollar homes via helicopter or fork over a hundred dollar bill to a deliberately insulting toll worker every time you want to touch the street or sidewalk.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:31:39am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:31:49am

re: #282 No Depression

North Korea says they have missiles that can reach us, but I think it’s very likely they’re bluffing. I’d rather not find out if they are or not, though.

I’m of the same thought. As I was thinking this morning, they may have a rocket capable of reaching here. But from their previous launches, I don’t know how well their control and aiming of the things are. They could launch it towards us but end up in the Arctic ocean.

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Weaselone  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:31:53am

re: #333 Anymouse 🌹

According to the article, the homeowners’ association attorney is claiming the purchasers (who bought the common areas: The streets, the sidewalks, parking, parks, &c) are simply exploiting the tax issue to make a buck. He also claims the city should have notified them and claims the city had a bad address for the association.

The city is claiming if that is true, the association should have known better.

Trying to make a buck? Is that illegal in this country now?

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Bubblehead II  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:31:58am

re: #303 Anymouse 🌹

(I wonder what possessed me to volunteer for this job.)

Your a closet masochist? :-)

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:32:03am

re: #325 Anymouse 🌹

huffingtonpost.com

A formerly whites-only neighbourhood in San Francisco run by a homeowners’ association is suing a Asian-American couple for purchasing their property at a city run tax sale. (Such whites-only covenants were banned by the Supreme Court decades ago.)

The homeowners’ association failed to pay their $14 per annum property tax for three decades. The new owner of the property paid $90,100 for the property.

they bought the whole street!

they also took ownership of the sidewalks fronting the mansions and the “common ground” within the gated community, according to the Chronicle.

They are even considering renting out the private community’s 120 parking spaces.

next: a toll to get out of your driveway

that’s the problem with free enterprise. it’s for everybody

effin brilliant!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:32:41am

re: #284 Decatur Deb

They have never even claimed to fly a functioning missile warhead. Nobody is anywhere near crazy enough to make the first live shot an attack. That’s like trying to beat a badger senseless with your dick.

Hey, I had it staggering!

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:34:07am

Which Alabama Senate Candidate Can Hump Donald Trump the Hardest: The Bible One Probably (goes to Wonkette, weighing in on the special election between Luther Strange, Mo Brooks, and Roy Moore)

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:34:31am

re: #290 The Vicious Babushka

Fox is beating the war drums for Hair Furor

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“Regime change”? Haven’t we been down that road recently?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:34:36am

someone is, adorably, on strike…

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:34:54am

re: #293 The Vicious Babushka

Hannity first.

Let them waterboard him

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:35:02am

re: #334 Weaselone

I’m going to have to say that the lawsuit is probably a horrible idea executed on top of some serious long-term stupidity and negligence. They probably won’t win it given they’ve had three decades to change the address the tax bill was being sent to. It seems like a really good way to end up having to access your multimillion dollar homes via helicopter or fork over a hundred dollar bill to a deliberately insulting toll worker every time you want to touch the street or sidewalk.

beat me to it.
i should read….

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:38:10am
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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:41:06am

re: #335 Stanley Sea

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doesnt matter.
senate rules are silent
constitution is silent

once you’re sworn in, there’s no test of capacity for voting.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:43:35am
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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:44:43am

re: #347 dangerman

doesnt matter.
senate rules are silent
constitution is silent

once you’re sworn in, there’s no test of capacity for voting.

My guess is John McCain was not suffering from diminished capacity, but an overabundance of desire to cram Mitch McConnell’ bill so far in the dark it couldn’t find its way out with a guide and a flashlight.

There are many things I dislike about Senator McCain’s politics (not the least of which is the Tundra Grifter), but he consistently argues for the norms and rules of the Senate.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:45:03am

We’ve seen this before - the yam says something crazy & his staff (Sec of Def) has to back him up.

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No Depression  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:47:20am

re: #339 dangerman

they bought the whole street!

next: a toll to get out of your driveway

that’s the problem with free enterprise. it’s for everybody

effin brilliant!

Rich people who probably got rich fucking over other people are mad that they’re now getting fucked over.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:47:46am

re: #348 FormerDirtDart

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:48:18am
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:48:35am

re: #325 Anymouse 🌹

G. Scott Emblidge, the attorney representing the Presidio Terrace Association, did not return HuffPost’s request for comment, but he provided the Mercury News with a statement from the association accusing Cheng and Lam of exploiting the city’s oversight to purchase the street.

The statement claims that Lam and Cheng are “savvy real estate professionals” who “would like to exploit a bureaucratic oversight to their advantage” and calls the defaulted tax bills “purely an oversight that needs to be corrected.”

When white people do it, it’s called capitalism.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:49:38am

CNN and Washington Post reporting the FBI raided Manafort’s house with a no knock warrant. Something tells me Mueller found something in another line of inquiry and was concerned Manafort would destroy coorborating evidence

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:50:13am
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:50:23am

re: #334 Weaselone

I’m going to have to say that the lawsuit is probably a horrible idea executed on top of some serious long-term stupidity and negligence. They probably won’t win it given they’ve had three decades to change the address the tax bill was being sent to. It seems like a really good way to end up having to access your multimillion dollar homes via helicopter or fork over a hundred dollar bill to a deliberately insulting toll worker every time you want to touch the street or sidewalk.

It’s the libertarian thing to do. Rand would be proud.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:51:37am

re: #335 Stanley Sea

“Only healthy people should be allowed to vote on taking away health care.”

And, yes, I know he’s thinking much worse than that.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:53:27am

re: #356 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

Be removed from power via coup for being seen as weak, or suffer “regime change” via US forces.

You’re not really offering him a peaceful alternative, Mattis.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:53:35am

re: #350 Stanley Sea

We’ve seen this before - the yam says something crazy & his staff (Sec of Def) has to back him up.

@jimsciutto
Echoing Trump, SecDef Mattis says US & allies “possess the most precise, rehearsed & robust defensive & offensive capabilities on Earth”

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:54:09am

About the purchased private street… there’s probably easements on that property that are still enforceable. Also, if the road is the only way to access the properties in question, then there’s an implied easement as a function of law

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:54:21am

re: #255 Sir John Barron

Although he’s still whining about the Russia investigation being a hoax and all that.

Right! Although it is much more convenient for Trump to pass the buck.

Despite his public attacks on Sessions and Mueller, we all know he doesn’t want to fire either. He wants Sessions to quit because he can pick a successor to fire Mueller… and that’s not going to happen.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:55:20am

One of the candidates in the Alabama GOP Primary is running against the “liberal agenda of Mitch McConnell.”

As one wag put it over at Wonkette, these guys are in the bell curve between the bell and the clapper.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:55:36am
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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:55:47am

Look at the timestamp on that screenshot.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:56:50am

re: #363 Anymouse 🌹

When you’re a fascist everything else is liberal. When you’re a Leninist, everything else is conservative

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:59:08am

re: #364 Ace-o-aces

It finally makes sense. Trump knew this was starting to come down with Manafort.

He knew.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:01:10am

Pentagon Spikes Bannon Plan to Install Betsy DeVos’s Mercenary Brother from Taking Over in Afghanistan (goes to Raw Story):

“The Pentagon is not interested in privatizing the war in Afghanistan,” one former Pentagon official told The Daily Beast.

Prince has been the topic of conversation among the cable news shows after he was found to be yet another person connected to President Donald Trump’s campaign who “accidently” met with Russians. However, Prince has no support among the Trump team, with the exception of Bannon.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:01:33am

re: #363 Anymouse 🌹

One of the candidates in the Alabama GOP Primary is running against the “liberal agenda of Mitch McConnell.”

As one wag put it over at Wonkette, these guys are in the bell curve between the bell and the clapper.

Mo Brooks? I wouldn’t be shocked if he won because Alabama.

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dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:03:01am

re: #354 Belafon

“purely an oversight that needs needed to be corrected.”

30 years of “oversight” = negligence
30 bills
30 payments
uncounted late / unpaid notices

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:03:05am
As Patrick Stokes, Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, explains it, the phrase suggests that you’re “entitled to have your views treated as serious candidates for the truth.”

Shameless Pages Post

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:03:25am

re: #367 Myron Falwell

It finally makes sense. Trump knew this was starting to come down with Manafort.

He knew.

What Trump probably doesn’t know, can’t know unless he’s got personal spies in the investigation, is whether Flynn or Manafort have flipped on him. And I imagine that’s something that occupies at least part of his mind every waking moment.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:04:31am

re: #369 Myron Falwell

Mo Brooks? I wouldn’t be shocked if he won because Alabama.

Maybe not. The GOP put its weight behind Senator Strange, and Donald Trump endorsed him yesterday.

They are all theocratic wingnuts though, so it doesn’t really matter which one wins the primary. (If one does not take an absolute majority of the votes, their will be a run-off between the top two later. The best we can hope for here is they damage each other in the primary. It seems unlikely the Democrats will run a candidate, because that’s how you win elections, by not putting up candidates.)

374
Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:06:56am

re: #364 Ace-o-aces

Here’s my surprise face, etc.

375
makeitstop  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:08:57am

re: #343 FormerDirtDart

someone is, adorably, on strike…

[Embedded content]

I can relate - Scout does that when he doesn’t want to come in from his walk. We call it his protest move…

376
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:09:07am

The eclipse is coming. A sampling of the United Nations is gathering in a small, boring and otherwise insignificant area of Illinois.

377
Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:09:41am

re: #372 Targetpractice

What Trump probably doesn’t know, can’t know unless he’s got personal spies in the investigation, is whether Flynn or Manafort have flipped on him. And I imagine that’s something that occupies at least part of his mind every waking moment.

He might have known that Manafort got raided (considering their long friendship, that would be impossible not to know), but wasn’t aware of the deets until yesterday.

Thus he snapped and went full Dr. Strangelove.

378
Romantic Heretic  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:11:04am

re: #304 The Vicious Babushka

With water balloons filled with urine.

Now I have this song in my head.

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD - Two Tribes(1983)

379
I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:11:11am

Stolen from message board on Slate:

Pence, overheard talking to his wife:

“Mother do you think they’ll drop the bomb? ….oooo ah, Mother should I build The Wall? …. Mother should I run for president?….”

380
Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:12:24am

The Wonkette article has adverts from each of the three GOP candidates. The one with Mo Brooks has this gem:

I wrote a $2,500 check to help President Trump beat Hillary, and in Congress, I vote with President Trump 95 percent of the time. So who are you going to believe? Mitch McConnell and Luther Strange, or conservative thought leaders like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, and Mark Levin? They’ve all endorsed me because I support President Trump’s America First Agenda.

Conservative thought leaders? That crew? Alabama is doomed.

381
FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:13:41am

re: #368 Anymouse 🌹

Pentagon Spikes Bannon Plan to Install Betsy DeVos’s Mercenary Brother from Taking Over in Afghanistan (goes to Raw Story):

It’s a lengthy thread

382
Romantic Heretic  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:14:46am

re: #314 EPR-radar

“political correctness” isn’t meaningless. It just needs to be properly understood.

Anyone who whines about “political correctness” thereby identifies as a right wing asshole…

…whining that it isn’t their political correctness being widely used.

383
Romantic Heretic  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:17:45am

re: #333 Anymouse 🌹

I’m gonna go with the city on this one.

384
Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:17:53am
385
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:17:59am

re: #314 EPR-radar

“political correctness” isn’t meaningless. It just needs to be properly understood.

Anyone who whines about “political correctness” thereby identifies as a right wing asshole.

political correctness = don’t be an asshole

386
Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:19:34am

re: #369 Myron Falwell

Mo Brooks? I wouldn’t be shocked if he won because Alabama.

Nope. He’s only second craziest.

387
Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:20:00am

re: #376 Birth Control Works

The eclipse is coming. A sampling of the United Nations is gathering in a small, boring and otherwise insignificant area of Illinois.

That may because the 2024 eclipse will cross the same spot.

eclipse2017.org (with map showing the place the two eclipses will cross paths in Illinois)

388
makeitstop  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:21:14am

re: #365 Myron Falwell

Surprised this took so long to leak. Happened last month.

At least one person in DC knows how to keep his crew in control.

389
Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:22:52am

On the phone with the VA now, they are scheduling my hand surgery for Monday and Tuesday.

390
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:23:11am

re: #335 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

Only someone not right in the head wouldn’t vote for a bill nobody actually wanted to become law!

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:24:25am
392
Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:25:24am

re: #380 Anymouse 🌹

conservative thought leaders like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, and Mark Levin?

“thought” leaders?

/

393
Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:25:28am

re: #391 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

Well, to be fair, he has about as much understanding of diplomacy as 99% of the White House staff right now.

394
Belafon  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:26:05am

re: #391 Stanley Sea

He can lead the Trump children into battle.

395
Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:26:10am

re: #391 Stanley Sea

Jay Sekulow, North Korea specialist.

/

396
Romantic Heretic  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:26:42am

re: #380 Anymouse 🌹

Conservative thought leaders?

In this day and age isn’t that pretty much an oxymoron?

397
Dave In Austin  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:27:13am

re: #391 Stanley Sea

398
lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:28:44am

Again, this is another one of those easily verifiable things that Fox simply wont do and counter Trump’s agitprop. Trump thinks that the US arsenal is stronger and more powerful? By size, it’s down from the 1980s peak level. By capabilities, it too is down from the peak if you look at warheads, overall throw weight (total megatonnage).

Trump’s just hyping his own nonsense and figures Fox will repeat without comment or checking. Trump’s right about that - Fox is an agitprop outlet that isn’t doing anything other than pushing Trump’s nonsense.

What Trump doesn’t get is that a powerful country doesn’t have to remind anyone of that fact. It just does what it has always done - not screwing over our allies, not ragging on our friends, and making sure that potential threats are contained. Trump’s overreaction to North Korea pulling Trump’s strings is entirely predictable and was intended to get the US to focus on North Korea so that the North can extract concessions. That’s the same game they’ve played for years. Trump’s left himself no room from here - threatening nuclear war doesn’t leave any way to reduce the tensions without looking like he’s been played.

This is a rookie mistake from the top negotiator Trump. Bully and bluster doesn’t work with a guy who knows all the games and has mastered them all.

399
Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:28:45am

re: #391 Stanley Sea

400
wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:29:18am

re: #396 Romantic Heretic

In this day and age isn’t that pretty much an oxymoron?

Works without the ‘oxy’ as well.

401
Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:30:29am

re: #397 Dave In Austin

[Embedded content]

Trump wants his splendid little war so he can play with all those miniature soldiers and jeeps and planes and tanks on 3-D terrain maps in the Situation Room.

“Boom!” “Blakow blakow - ratatatatatata!” “Sheeeom…..[whistles] BOOOM goes the A-bomb!!” or something to that effect.

402
Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:31:34am

Why doesn’t Trump just throw Jared at the North Koreans? Isn’t he supposed to be some foreign policy wunderkind who will bring peace to the world?

403
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:33:04am

ON THIS DAY

On Aug. 9, 1945, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, Japan, instantly killing an estimated 39,000 people. The explosion came three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

404
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:33:37am

re: #402 Targetpractice

Why doesn’t Trump just throw Jared at the North Koreans? Isn’t he supposed to be some foreign policy wunderkind who will bring peace to the world?

He hasn’t figured out a way to sell them anything —they are a capitalistic economy —he is at a loss.

405
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:34:37am

re: #361 KGxvi

About the purchased private street… there’s probably easements on that property that are still enforceable. Also, if the road is the only way to access the properties in question, then there’s an implied easement as a function of law

But the buyers now own lucrative parking spots on the street they can charge the homeowners for using.

406
lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:37:48am
407
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:38:55am
408
plansbandc  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:39:40am

re: #249 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t find them entertaining at all.

409
Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:41:59am

re: #398 lawhawk

Again, this is another one of those easily verifiable things that Fox simply wont do and counter Trump’s agitprop. Trump thinks that the US arsenal is stronger and more powerful? By size, it’s down from the 1980s peak level. By capabilities, it too is down from the peak if you look at warheads, overall throw weight (total megatonnage).

Trump’s just hyping his own nonsense and figures Fox will repeat without comment or checking. Trump’s right about that - Fox is an agitprop outlet that isn’t doing anything other than pushing Trump’s nonsense.

What Trump doesn’t get is that a powerful country doesn’t have to remind anyone of that fact. It just does what it has always done - not screwing over our allies, not ragging on our friends, and making sure that potential threats are contained. Trump’s overreaction to North Korea pulling Trump’s strings is entirely predictable and was intended to get the US to focus on North Korea so that the North can extract concessions. That’s the same game they’ve played for years. Trump’s left himself no room from here - threatening nuclear war doesn’t leave any way to reduce the tensions without looking like he’s been played.

This is a rookie mistake from the top negotiator Trump. Bully and bluster doesn’t work with a guy who knows all the games and has mastered them all.

Fox is just a stenographer for DJT>

410
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:42:47am

411
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:43:03am

re: #369 Myron Falwell

Mo Brooks? I wouldn’t be shocked if he won because Alabama.

Or Roy Moore, who may be the only person in history to be removed from being Chief Justice of a State Supreme Court twice, because Jesus.

412
FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:43:55am

Just wait until food prices spike

413
gocart mozart  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:45:20am

re: #402 Targetpractice

He’s busy bringing peace to the middle east and solving the opioid epidemic.

414
Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:46:22am

re: #411 Big Beautiful Door

Or Roy Moore, who may be the only person in history to be removed from being Chief Justice of a State Supreme Court twice, because Jesus.

Moore looks like the popular favorite, but Strange has the backing of the GOP apparatus sewn up. Brooks should be happy to keep his House seat.

Best it were settled with broken beer bottles.

415
Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:46:37am

re: #413 gocart mozart

He’s busy bringing peace to the middle east and solving the opioid epidemic.

And when he’s done with that, he’ll bring back the Macarena.

416
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:48:29am

re: #349 Anymouse 🌹

My guess is John McCain was not suffering from diminished capacity, but an overabundance of desire to cram Mitch McConnell’ bill so far in the dark it couldn’t find its way out with a guide and a flashlight.

There are many things I dislike about Senator McCain’s politics (not the least of which is the Tundra Grifter), but he consistently argues for the norms and rules of the Senate.

He also had a personal score to settle with Trump and was just biding his time waiting to get his own…he could have voted against the motion to proceed, but it was more of a fail for Trump to move it forward and then let it go down in flames on the vote.

417
gocart mozart  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:49:29am

re: #391 Stanley Sea

418
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:50:25am

bbl

419
lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:50:48am
420
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:51:23am

re: #412 FormerDirtDart

Just wait until food prices spike

It will be blamed on Obama agricultural policies…

421
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:52:22am

another bbl spoiled by reading further:

because such things can be overhauled in less than 6 months.

422
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:53:12am
423
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:53:15am

re: #414 Decatur Deb

Moore looks like the popular favorite, but Strange has the backing of the GOP apparatus sewn up. Brooks should be happy to keep his House seat.

Best it were settled with broken beer bottles.

We’re going to have try-outs.

pool tryouts by the joker

424
Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:56:22am

bbl for real

425
Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:58:12am

re: #417 gocart mozart

I can’t even read this but I’ll give it an upding anyway because it has to be good.

426
Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:59:25am

re: #425 Sir John Barron

I can’t even read this but I’ll give it an upding anyway because it has to be good.

Oh it’s a video, let’s see

427
Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:59:26am

re: #421 Birth Control Works

another bbl spoiled by reading further:

[Embedded content]

because such things can be overhauled in less than 6 months.

Trump has 3 dragons, and he isn’t afraid to use them.

428
lawhawk  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:00:51am

So, Trump admin officials admit they were blindsided by Trump’s nonsensical ravings that push the nation to the brink of a nuclear war with North Korea and they didn’t have a clue what Trump would say/do.

Now, they’re also trying to walk it back, but they’re getting undercut by Trump and other staffers because the message isn’t consistent.

The walkback also undermines the very attempt at deterrence that was laughable from the start - there’s no where else to go if your first threat is nuclear war. You can’t escalate beyond that. If you don’t nuke, that shows your hand to be empty and you don’t have any other options.

Trump isn’t very good at any of this.

429
sagehen  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:00:54am

re: #296 Eclectic Cyborg

The nukes ended the war with Japan because we’d been fighting them for months and they were depleted. It is NOT the same with NK.

The nukes ended the war with Japan because as far as they were aware we had an unlimited supply, and nobody else had any.

430
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:06:53am

re: #428 lawhawk

Now, they’re also trying to walk it back, but they’re getting undercut by Trump and other staffers because the message isn’t consistent.

A stable economy needs consistent messaging from the White House.

What is it going to take until the markets turn on him?

431
ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:07:04am

So Trump has his lawyer Jay Sekulow out twittering for him. What the hell does he know about foreign affairs?

Oh wait, he knows as much as Trump.

432
Bubblehead II  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:08:26am

re: #427 Decatur Deb

Trump has 3 dragons, and he isn’t afraid to use them.

GoT spoiler so don’t view if you haven’t seen episode 4

gmt6Rb7HwVo1kwILMgY8rk7hYQHuaxilwPX+020WzyeE/xoeoDJJT1PdyfkU92B4TddzHIgpsajAmVlVeS8SdNTYeN/MtbvwSm25eN5rUi4=

433
Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:10:15am

Wild episode. Don’t know if the dragon survives, but he’s certainly the crowd favorite.

434
EPR-radar  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:11:01am

re: #429 sagehen

The nukes ended the war with Japan because as far as they were aware we had an unlimited supply, and nobody else had any.

Even without the nukes, Japan’s strategic situation in 1945 was totally untenable. They had already lost the war.

The nukes persuaded Japan to surrender, which spared all parties the bloodbath of an invasion of Japan.

435
Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:14:30am

re: #434 EPR-radar

Even without the nukes, Japan’s strategic situation in 1945 was totally untenable. They had already lost the war.

The nukes persuaded Japan to surrender, which spared all parties the bloodbath of an invasion of Japan.

Deprived my friend of the chance to ride his Yard Minesweeper up to the landing craft line of departure and anchor there to act as a freakn’ marker buoy. He did that at Okinawa.
Did I mention he loves The Bomb?

436
Bubblehead II  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:15:45am

re: #433 Decatur Deb

Wild episode. Don’t know if the dragon survives, but he’s certainly the crowd favorite.

Tis but a scratch.

437
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:15:48am

re: #433 Decatur Deb

Wild episode. Don’t know if the dragon survives, but he’s certainly the crowd favorite.

+0AzTTNEX/W/GWRn1my9MmLApnbFV2jSCPOfNucza0oaqgtwBE0K1oaNhM398CH/uPvj68K9sJzzrwkn27yFxPuoSKmhlKMIe1FQDaPlEiSJWgkXj7NnBaTmp8d/a+BWe92gsEKi/UIvvVovLTAoYlBJEwNRpGcgv19m1NvRcQ1H2CmrLWI1pf7uO/Tqo7viGldDwddVy4FM4nV+6eHg/w==

438
Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:17:14am

re: #437 Big Beautiful Door

[Embedded content]

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439
stpaulbear  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:17:24am

re: #407 Birth Control Works

ggt @geegeetee
An anonymous couple donated $6.5 million to build a new Planned Parenthood facility in Minnesota

That kind of puts the $20 that I’ve given through AmazonSmile in perspective…

(although I did donate to the national org after Trump got elected)

440
makeitstop  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:20:36am
441
sagehen  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:21:03am

re: #432 Bubblehead II

GoT spoiler so don’t view if you haven’t seen episode 4

[Embedded content]

t536XJB1X5JNDzYkPk233KG82LBa4/uBBSK8SvtYMf3cCvIgYf4i6ZDZWpnMAqMBJyOQP5fgZJ/lbfXDMuo8kR0j07c8ja3oi8FHTF0SNL1hDLCJs5FNzLKy15in89j5nUNyds2kbdWvvy22G+hdB+ZWlJHoDwEv

442
makeitstop  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:21:53am

Also, Duncan Hunter. Is he on Putin’s payroll, too?

443
Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:24:04am

re: #442 makeitstop

Also, Duncan Hunter. Is he on Putin’s payroll, too?

[Embedded content]

No, he’s just a thief.

444
Myron Falwell  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:24:49am

re: #431 ObserverArt

So Trump has his lawyer Jay Sekulow out twittering for him. What the hell does he know about foreign affairs?

Oh wait, he knows as much as Trump.

Sekulow, last I checked, is also under investigation for improperities with his griftapalooza disguised as a Christian NPO.

445
Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:25:25am

Well, Law and Order, Trump edition.

You don’t get a search warrant unless you have reasonable suspicion of a crime, and evidence for it may be found at the place searched.

“Mr. Manafort, we have X, Y, and Z showing (whatever crime). We can put in a good word with the prosecutor so you don’t spend thirty years in Club Fed if you give up the goods on (so-and-so).”

Very much like taking out a criminal organisation. Grab someone low on the totem pole, and flip them for someone higher, rinse and repeat.

446
Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:26:47am

re: #443 Stanley Sea

No, he’s just a thief.

If this whole regime comes out big enough and totally burned, we might get a generation or so where corruption becomes unfashionable again. Ever the optimist.

447
sagehen  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:27:11am

re: #434 EPR-radar

Even without the nukes, Japan’s strategic situation in 1945 was totally untenable. They had already lost the war.

The nukes persuaded Japan to surrender, which spared all parties the bloodbath of an invasion of Japan.

The Japanese surrender also spared China, Korea and Indonesia a continuing bloodbath from the Japanese forces that were then rampaging.

448
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:28:20am

re: #441 sagehen

[Embedded content]

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449
Bubblehead II  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:29:03am

re: #441 sagehen

[Embedded content]

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450
Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:29:12am

re: #446 Decatur Deb

If this whole regime comes out big enough and totally burned, we might get a generation or so where corruption becomes unfashionable again. Ever the optimist.

He will never live down the rabbit airfare.

451
sagehen  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:29:35am

re: #442 makeitstop

Also, Duncan Hunter. Is he on Putin’s payroll, too?

[Embedded content]

Nah, you’re thinking of Roehrbacher.

452
dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:30:40am

re: #428 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Trump isn’t very good at any of this.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

453
stpaulbear  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:32:25am

re: #447 sagehen

The Japanese surrender also spared China, Korea and Indonesia a continuing bloodbath from the Japanese forces that were then rampaging.

I believe it also spared everyone from Russian involvement in the Pacific war.

454
Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:34:03am

re: #445 Anymouse 🌹

Well, Law and Order, Trump edition.

You don’t get a search warrant unless you have reasonable suspicion of a crime, and evidence for it may be found at the place searched.

“Mr. Manafort, we have X, Y, and Z showing (whatever crime). We can put in a good word with the prosecutor so you don’t spend thirty years in Club Fed if you give up the goods on (so-and-so).”

Very much like taking out a criminal organisation. Grab someone low on the totem pole, and flip them for someone higher, rinse and repeat.

Well then………..who’s gonna be the Trump administration’s Sammy “The Bull” Gravano?

455
Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:38:33am

re: #442 makeitstop

Also, Duncan Hunter. Is he on Putin’s payroll, too?

This seems like kind of a BFD.

456
dangerman  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:41:30am

re: #450 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

He will never live down the rabbit airfare.

457
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2017 • 3:02:13pm

re: #290 The Vicious Babushka

Fox is beating the war drums for Hair Furor

[Embedded content]

late to the thread but have to comment on that photo:
LOOK AT THAT DEATHGRIP he has on his granddaughter’s hand…look familiar?

458
NoSoapForYou  Aug 9, 2017 • 6:29:19pm

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

You’re full of shit!


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Editorial: Kobach Is Desperate for Trump’s Approval Kris Kobach has been running a Trump-style gubernatorial campaign since the day he announced. From his empty insistence that there’s a “culture of corruption” in Topeka to his argument that the Legislature’s decision to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax ...
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First Aid Kit - It’s a Shame"It's a Shame" by First Aid Kit is available now: smarturl.it Production Company: Slutet är Nära / slutetarnara.se Director: Mats UddProducer: Petra KrigströmExecutive Producer: Alexandros Bakos Lyrics: genius.com Follow First Aid Kit: firstaidkitband.com facebook.com @firstaidkitband instagram.com
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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - American Girl10/13/2017 Encore on night 4 of Ryman residency
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