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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:33:05pm

Ever have one of those days when it seems like everyone you encounter is in a rotten mood and wants to berate you about something you said?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:35:00pm
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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:38:31pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Ever have one of those days when it seems like everyone you encounter is in a rotten mood and wants to berate you about something you said?

I’m a lawyer… it’s a way of life

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:39:23pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Ever have one of those days when it seems like everyone you encounter is in a rotten mood and wants to berate you about something you said?

Who the hell wants to know? Got’cher mood right here, code-boy.

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:47:53pm

In which Fuckface Von Clownstick retweeted a really unflattering photoshopped picture of him back in 2014.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:51:50pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:52:06pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

SMH.

Even if they got lucky and smoked NK before Kim Jong Un could retaliate they’d still fuck up a good portion of Asia and set a bunch of dominoes falling that would seriously mess shit up in many countries around the world.

There is no safe play here except NOT hitting the red button.

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:55:13pm

Oy. This story.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:55:48pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Ever have one of those days when it seems like everyone you encounter is in a rotten mood and wants to berate you about something you said?

Charles, it is one of those days! Went to work and saw the full moon and on top of that Mercury is retrograde. Today was a crazy day at work then I went to the gym where people just sat at the machines and wouldn’t get up or move on them…

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2017 • 8:58:28pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:02:52pm

The Trump nuclear meltdown has certainly revealed a lot of misconceptions about nuclear weapons, from their real effects to the President’s authority to use them.

It has also been an opportunity to educate people.
The increasingly popular Nukemap simulation is a great tool for this, if a bit grim.

I devoutly hope Trump can be reined in somehow before the lessons get to the level of practical experience.

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William Lewis  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:10:28pm

re: #12 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Nuke map is good for immediate effects but is weak about longer range fallout and prevailing winds. That’s what will be much more likely to kill me as I sit due east from Minot. It would be good to have as equally easy to use tool for fallout prediction but they aren’t any better at it now than when the F/V Lucky Dragon​ 5 got fried in 1954.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:17:50pm

Hey lizards. Does this apply to anyone we know?……

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:19:38pm

re: #15 Ace-o-aces

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Hey lizards. Does this apply to anyone we know?……

UpChuck!

Truth be told, I have no idea what my IQ is, never took a test. Don’t care. IQ is a stupid fucking metric.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:20:47pm

SOCIALIST!!!!!

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:22:23pm

re: #17 Ace-o-aces

SOCIALIST!!!!!

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Gee, I wonder what percentage of that he figures will go into his pocket?

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:29:52pm

re: #16 teleskiguy

The IQ test was originally designed to see which students needed additional educational support, not to determine who was the “smartest”

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:33:46pm

Oh no—the DNC insulted Nina and her revolution with water and donuts. What horrible, horrible people…

“They tried to seduce us with donuts and water,” she said. “They’re pompous and arrogant enough to say to the people, you’re not good enough to be on our property — and, oh by the way, we’re just gonna hand you donuts and water over the barricade. That is insulting. Absolutely insulting.”

She is such a twit. Oh, and Nina, here’s a dollar—buy a fucking clue…

Turner said, the incident remains unresolved: DNC chair Tom Perez “would be wise” to call her to apologize, she said, quickly recalling his weakness with progressives in the tight chair’s race earlier this year against Ellison, now serving as DNC deputy chair. “Chairman Perez won, but the energy was behind Congressman Keith Ellison,” said Turner.

Yeah—energy—that’s the ticket—votes, uhhhh.

buzzfeed.com

These people make my head hurt. FEEL THE BURN!!

Oh, and one of her BoB superfans actually made this comment:

You are the one doesn’t get it, we would rather have fucking Hitler reborn than vote for another corporate puppet. We aren’t going to unite, we aren’t going to vote for corporatists not now, not in 2018 and certainly not in 2020.

Bernie needs to shut these people down—but no—now Nina is President of their revolution.

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:35:50pm

My mother worked as office manager to a small company that produced testing materials. Among them were tests that were designed to test cognitive ability in people of other languages, even primitive people. They were designed using shapes and drawings. I started work there, gathering and stapling tests and instructions together at a penny a staple, back about 1960. Ended up working with their first computer, an IBM 1130 (1120? forget), and worked my way through college that way.

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EPR-radar  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:36:45pm

re: #16 teleskiguy

UpChuck!

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Truth be told, I have no idea what my IQ is, never took a test. Don’t care. IQ is a stupid fucking metric.

Even back in the day when I was stupid enough to be impressed by my scores on such tests, I wasn’t stupid enough to brag about it. That’s like stupidity to the infinitely n-th power.

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:38:10pm

re: #22 EPR-radar

Even back in the day when I was stupid enough to be impressed by my scores on such tests, I wasn’t stupid enough to brag about it. That’s like stupidity to the infinitely n-th power.

I figured out I might be able to work my way around a college library, but I would have been a dead duck on the frontier. There are different kinds of intelligence, and talents. So yay, team!

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:39:10pm

re: #20 BeachDem

This was the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. Donuts and water!

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:43:08pm

re: #22 EPR-radar

Even back in the day when I was stupid enough to be impressed by my scores on such tests, I wasn’t stupid enough to brag about it. That’s like stupidity to the infinitely n-th power.

The Mensa Society requires an IQ in the top 2%. This means that well over 6 million Americans are eligible to join. About 57,000 actually belong, less than 1% of those eligible.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:48:50pm

re: #22 EPR-radar

Even back in the day when I was stupid enough to be impressed by my scores on such tests, I wasn’t stupid enough to brag about it. That’s like stupidity to the infinitely n-th power.

Somehow reminds me of a line from The Karate Kid:

Kid (Ralph Macchio) : “What kind of belt do you have?”

Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita): “Canvas. Holds my pants up.”

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:49:53pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:50:19pm

re: #19 Kragar

Of course alt-reich pieces of shit would pervert the spirit of the IQ test. Typical.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:50:35pm

re: #24 JordanRules

This was the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. Donuts and water!

Can you believe the INSULT!!11TY.

Now that tweet with Bernie woulda one with the donut emoji makes sense.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:52:43pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:54:33pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

Exactly. Free speech does not mean freedom from opposition or criticism, the right to the platform of one’s choice, or the right to be taken seriously.

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:55:48pm

re: #24 JordanRules

Donuts and water!

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:55:53pm

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Exactly. Free speech does not mean freedom from opposition or criticism, the right to the platform of one’s choice, or the right to be taken seriously.

Seems pretty simple to me.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2017 • 9:58:56pm

re: #17 Ace-o-aces

SOCIALIST!!!!!

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Wait, what?

Didn’t he just become a Republican? Does

Hasn’t he read the rulebook?

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:00:00pm
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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:05:59pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

Poor Nina! She’s gonna be traumatized!

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:11:02pm

re: #36 JordanRules

Poor Nina! She’s gonna be traumatized!

The dreaded donut torture. Don’t they put a donut over your face and tell you not to eat it?

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:15:49pm
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Kragar  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:16:14pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:18:08pm

Hey wait a minute. The band Phish just finished a 13 night residency at Madison Square Garden and they themed the whole damn thing on donuts! Phish are neoliberal shills beholden to the corporate oligarchy!

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:19:08pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

Hey wait a minute. The band Phish just finished a 13 night residency at Madison Square Garden and they themed the whole damn thing on donuts! Phish are neoliberal shills beholden to the corporate oligarchy!

What a revoltin’ development THIS is!

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:23:05pm

re: #41 retired cynic

What a revoltin’ development THIS is!

You think I’m kidding?!?

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:24:19pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

You think I’m kidding?!?

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No! Just a joke on Life of Riley. I’m old.

The reworked script cast Bendix as blundering Chester A. Riley, a wing riveter at the fictional Cunningham Aircraft plant in California. His frequent exclamation of indignation—“What a revoltin’ development this is!”—became one of the most famous catchphrases of the 1940s

.

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:24:48pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:25:10pm

re: #43 retired cynic

I always think of Daffy Duck.

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:27:29pm

re: #45 teleskiguy

I always think of Daffy Duck.

Or is it Foghorn Leghorn? I forget.

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:29:19pm

re: #46 teleskiguy

Or is it Foghorn Leghorn? I forget.

I’m so old, I don’t remember the cartoons. Cultural outlier.

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:29:50pm
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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:31:47pm

re: #12 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

The Trump nuclear meltdown has certainly revealed a lot of misconceptions about nuclear weapons, from their real effects to the President’s authority to use them.

It has also been an opportunity to educate people.
The increasingly popular Nukemap simulation is a great tool for this, if a bit grim.

I devoutly hope Trump can be reined in somehow before the lessons get to the level of practical experience.

Tweeting a map centred on Trump Tower might get his attention… .

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:31:48pm

thread

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:36:31pm

re: #23 retired cynic

I figured out I might be able to work my way around a college library, but I would have been a dead duck on the frontier. There are different kinds of intelligence, and talents. So yay, team!

Intelligence, as expressed as an IQ score, is the relative ability to solve problems.

Knowledge is what many people today call alternative intelligences. (See also alternative medicine.)

The issue is not whether you can work your way around a library or the frontier, it is how fast you can learn to do that.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:38:55pm

re: #50 Kragar

Good thread.

Nina and some of the other folks in leadership are like Tea Party peeps.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 10:50:23pm

cnn.com

Five unnamed military members have sued Donald Trump over his three-tweet transgender ban. (I can’t even imagine I have to type three-tweet ban.)

The claim is that they relied on the DOD policy toward transgender military members, and Trump’s tweets to end that would be unconstitutional. They seek an injunction against such a ban should it come. (The White House has issued no formal guidance to the Department of Defense.)

I’m not sure that military members can sue the President; at least from my understanding of the chain-of-command that is not permissible. (The idea of being able to sue superiors over orders would cause the breakdown of the chain-of-command.) I suppose that would depend on whether a court saw this as a constitutional question or no.

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freetoken  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:03:56pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:10:14pm
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freetoken  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:14:24pm

The uploader calls this an “u[n]aired” pilot, but I’m pretty sure most of the main scenes did make it into the first episode. The post-scenes didn’t, I think - it was part of a promo:

The Hillbillies of Beverly Hills Umaired Pilot Episode’ for ‘The Beverly Hiillbillies Full Episode

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:16:47pm

re: #22 EPR-radar

Even back in the day when I was stupid enough to be impressed by my scores on such tests, I wasn’t stupid enough to brag about it. That’s like stupidity to the infinitely n-th power.

At least you had a choice. I was yanked out of fifth grade from my walk-to-the-neighborhood school in November and transferred to Fairfax Counties’ “enriched” program at a school 15 miles away (driven and picked up by my mom, every day). Good news: I was with other kids who were bored to tears sitting in the classroom. Bad news: I was known as “enrichee” by the kids in the neighborhood.

The rest of fifth, sixth, and seventh grade were spent in the program. Then my dad, who was first at HQMC and then sent to Chu Lai came back from the war and we were stationed in Marietta, Ga. for two years. He was posted to the Pentagon afterwards and we moved back into the house in Annandale for my last two years of high school.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:17:25pm

Paul Manafort Spends Afternoon Making House Look Presentable for Next FBI Raid (goes to The Onion)

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Embarrassed by the piles of clutter in virtually every room, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort reportedly spent the afternoon Wednesday making his house look presentable before the next predawn FBI raid. “The next time the FBI shows up at my door without advance warning, this place is going to be spick and span,” said Manafort, who fluffed couch cushions, folded a basket of freshly washed laundry, and then went room to room to empty waste baskets, noting that the house was so messy that the agents searching for incriminating documents must have thought he was a total slob. “It was humiliating standing there and watching them rifling through my desk drawers, which were just crammed with loose papers and unopened junk mail. Then I almost died when they were rummaging around under the couch and discovered the missing television remote, pieces of popcorn, and these huge clumps of dog hair—at that moment, with all those FBI officers crawling around, I wished more than anything that I had vacuumed.” At press time, an extremely anxious Manafort was hoping the FBI agents that had just entered his home wouldn’t notice he had forgotten to dust around the bookshelf.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:18:28pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹

Tweeting a map centred on Trump Tower might get his attention… .

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:21:29pm

re: #57 austin_blue

My schools did not have things such as gifted programmes. My wife (who went to school in St. Louis) did.

When we were in Germany in 2015, our group toured a gifted school run by the government, which provided education tracked to the particular skills of the student. The headmistress of the school noted that there was considerable resistance when the school started some twenty years ago, but is now broadly supported by the community. Graduates from that school have entered into all sorts of technology, engineering, or science jobs.

Germany views such schools as a way to compete with other nations to advance their economy.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:25:42pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹

As such, my wife was learning computer coding and higher level mathematics. She finished school when she was fifteen and entered the University of Florida at age sixteen.

While I had the benefit of being an exchange student to Brazil in 11th grade (where the schooling was considerably advanced to that of my rural Michigan school), I was not equipped (even if I had money) to enter a university upon completion of high school in 1978.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:27:35pm

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

My Brazilian school put me in remedial education to catch me up from where I was in 10th grade in the USA.

That said, when I graduated, without money I was only qualified for agricultural work, or the military. I was tired of picking rocks in fields or hoeing between beans most of my teen years; it was the Navy for me.

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teleskiguy  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:32:50pm

Yup. MURKA is MURKA and I’ll kill you if you think otherwise, motherfucker!

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:35:08pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹

My Brazilian school put me in remedial education to catch me up from where I was in 10th grade in the USA.

That said, when I graduated, without money I was only qualified for agricultural work, or the military. I was tired of picking rocks in fields or hoeing between beans most of my teen years; it was the Navy for me.

Can’t blame you for that. I took a ROTC (rotsee-nozee) scholarship to Tulane (It paid my tuition, books, fees, and paid me $100/month to cut my hair. I was the oldest of five Irish quints- born over seven years.) My ‘rents certainly couldn’t afford the tuition otherwise, with four sibs graduating high school in the next six years. Got me flying jets, like my dad.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:38:36pm

re: #64 austin_blue

Can’t blame you for that. I took a ROTC (rotsee-nozee) scholarship to Tulane (It paid my tuition, books, fees, and paid me $100/month to cut my hair. I was the oldest of five Irish quints- born over seven years.) My ‘rents certainly couldn’t afford the tuition otherwise, with four sibs graduating high school in the next six years. Got me flying jets, like my dad.

Well, I worked for a living. /s (Enlisted)

My sister tried to go to college, entering Columbia University. By the second year she was in danger of starving and could no longer raise funds for her tuition. She went off to the Army.

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freetoken  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:38:58pm
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freetoken  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:40:02pm

“…US mainland, the nest of evil.”

Well, they got Trump nailed down anyway.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:41:36pm
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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:44:44pm

While the KKKebler Elfenfuhrer looks to round up people with hyperpigmentation for owning a plant, Neil DeGrasse Tyson weighs in:

No Reason for Marijuana to Be Illegal (goes to Raw Story)

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:47:38pm

The internet will always provide…

Bronc: Mom, we need to talk about the apocalypse and if you want me to see it or not, you have to have special glasses.
Me: Ummm…I’m pretty sure you mean the eclipse, son.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:49:43pm

Our esteemed host Mr. Johnson has a tweet quoted in a Raw Story article.

Anthony Scaramucci made an indirect reference comparing himself to Monica Lewinsky.

As Mr. Johnson alluded in his response, Mr. Scaramucci may not have thought out exactly what that meant.

“Ryan Lizza is the Linda Tripp of 2017. People know,” Scaramucci claimed. “And he is up at night not being able to live with himself.”

The Internet on Wednesday exploded after Scaramucci likened Lizza to Tripp, noting in that analogy, the ex-communications director was comparing himself with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

rawstory.com

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2017 • 11:55:26pm
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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:06:26am

Wonkette writing about a Politico article alleging that Rep. Devin Nunes, the supposed recused member of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a couple staffers to England to try to track down Christopher Steele. The objective was to discredit Steele.

They turned up at Steele’s lawyer’s office looking for him. (Steele was present at the time but they didn’t find him in that office.)

Both the Intelligence community and the Democrats in the House are furious about this junket on the taxpayer dime.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:06:42am

re: #73 Anymouse 🌹

Oops … wonkette.com

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:08:40am

re: #66 freetoken

Well…

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It was either that or work in the mines for the next 10 years.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:13:25am

re: #70 FormerDirtDart

The internet will always provide…

I have the special glasses and these. I’m ready for the apocalypse.

Celestron EclipSmart 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse Binocular

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:13:56am

Night all. Well past my bedtime. Sweet dreams.

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Scout  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:19:16am

If there’s a hell, I hope Lindsey Graham will burn there forever.

GOP senator endorses war with North Korea because the destruction will be in the Pacific

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:21:00am

Bus crashes into shop in London high street

A double-decker bus has crashed into a shop in Lavender Hill, south London, causing the shop front to collapse.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said two women were trapped on the top deck of the bus but were conscious and breathing.

Photos on social media show the vehicle on the pavement and smashed into the front of the Poggen Pohl Kitchen Design Centre.

Emergency services were called at 06:55 BST.

Source: BBC World News (c) 2017

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:22:46am
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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:22:56am

re: #76 Single-handed sailor

I have the special glasses and these. I’m ready for the apocalypse.

Celestron EclipSmart 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse Binocular

Holy crap. Those are bloody expensive. #14 welding glasses (which are quite sufficient) are only five dollars. They will also work over the lens/light sensor of a camera.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:24:23am

re: #76 Single-handed sailor

I have the special glasses and these. I’m ready for the apocalypse.

Celestron EclipSmart 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse Binocular

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:25:28am

re: #82 FormerDirtDart

Zombie Hunter S. Thompson?

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:28:20am

re: #82 FormerDirtDart

My brother-in-law will be coming here to visit from Texas to see the eclipse. All we have to do is put out the lawn chairs and make popcorn.

I really hope the view isn’t ruined with a bunch of ICBM launches around my house.

(Speaking of ICBMs, there was no special activity I could see around any of the silos I passed, or at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne which controls them. Normal activity - but maybe that’s what they want you to think … )

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:29:32am

re: #83 Single-handed sailor

Zombie Hunter S. Thompson?

That is certainly what it appears to be to me.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:52:09am

Thanks, GOP. Care to get Naranja Twittler out of the Oval Office sometime soon?

Russian Surveillance Plane Soars Over the Pentagon, Capitol, and Other Washington Sights (goes to the Washington Post), more at the link:

A Russian surveillance plane soared through secure airspace over Washington on Wednesday, presumably collecting intelligence as it traveled near the Pentagon, the Capitol and other government buildings, two U.S. officials said.

The Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft made the flight through the Treaty on Open Skies, which Russia, the United States and 32 other nations have signed. The treaty established criteria under which countries can make unarmed observation flights over the soil of other treaty members in an effort to promote transparency and international arms control efforts, according to the State Department.

The Capitol Police issued an alert Wednesday that warned that an “authorized low-altitude aircraft” would enter restricted airspace between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The alert did not state who owned the plane, but said it “will be large and may fly directly over the U.S. Capitol.”

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:11:32am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:21:02am

So, now that we’ve apparently reached the “FBI no-knock warrant raid stage” of Mueller’s investigation, am I an evil person for hoping that happens next to Trump Tower in the not-too-distant-future?

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:23:08am

re: #88 Dr Lizardo

So, now that we’ve apparently reached the “FBI no-knock warrant raid stage” of Mueller’s investigation, am I an evil person for hoping that happens next to Trump Tower in the not-too-distant-future?

Dr. Jill Stein as well.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:28:31am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹

Dr. Jill Stein as well.

Heh.

But good lord, can you imagine turning on the news (or checking in here at LGF) and seeing it reported that the FBI raided Trump Tower?

Holy shit - it would dominate the news for at least a couple of days. Trump’s spokesghouls would be going into full-on, unhinged meltdowns on all the talking head shows.

Trump would break Twitter if that happened. Either that, or his cellphone would catch on fire from the nonstop tweet barrage.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:33:39am

re: #90 Dr Lizardo

Heh.

But good lord, can you imagine turning on the news (or checking in here at LGF) and seeing it reported that the FBI raided Trump Tower?

Holy shit - it would dominate the news for at least a couple of days. Trump’s spokesghouls would be going into full-on, unhinged meltdowns on all the talking head shows.

Trump would break Twitter if that happened. Either that, or his cellphone would catch on fire from the nonstop tweet barrage.

Well, all of Trump Tower is likely not of interest to the FBI, just the parts the Trump family inhabits.

That said, what would happen regarding the Secret Service trailer outside the tower on the sidewalk? Would they resist the FBI, or would they help?

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:36:13am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:38:01am

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹

Well, all of Trump Tower is likely not of interest to the FBI, just the parts the Trump family inhabits.

That said, what would happen regarding the Secret Service trailer outside the tower on the sidewalk? Would they resist the FBI, or would they help?

I can’t imagine the Secret Service interfering if the FBI shows up with a warrant. They’d stand aside and let law enforcement get on with the job.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:43:55am

A giant inflatable chicken with Trump’s hair was put behind the White House.

thecut.com

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:46:49am

re: #93 Dr Lizardo

I can’t imagine the Secret Service interfering if the FBI shows up with a warrant. They’d stand aside and let law enforcement get on with the job.

They would indeed. There’s not much that the SS could do if FBI agents show up with a valid warrant. Maybe shadow them to ensure that they’re not digging anywhere other than where the warrant specifies, but it’s not like they’re paid to keep Trump’s secrets.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:51:49am

Maybe it’s better I didn’t go to college.

msn.com

Jason Chaffetz to Join Harvard Kennedy School as Fellow This Fall

Former Utah US Representative Jason Chaffetz, who pushed for an investigation of Hillary Clinton and quit in the midst of a White House probe, will join Harvard’s Kennedy School this fall as a fellow at its Institute of Politics, the school announced Wednesday.

At the Kennedy School, Chaffetz will “guide students through a discussion of the possible political, regulatory and personal impacts developing information technology may have on our expectations of privacy,” the school said in a statement on its website.

(more derp at the link)

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:58:38am

Off-topic: I am growing in my beard whilst waiting for the call-back from the Coen Brothers’ production company on whether I get in as an extra in their mini-series.

I looked at the beard closely in a mirror today. To me, it seems to make me look haggard and ten years older (particularly with the white and grey whiskers in it, though I don’t have any of that in my hair).

My wife thinks it looks great. (She thinks all beards look great, except possibly douchebro goatees.)

This leaves me in a quandary, as I would never tell my wife how to fix her hair or such. As soon as the filming is over (or sooner if they don’t pick me), I intended to go to a barber and have this concertina wire cut off my face. But she likes it… .

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freetoken  Aug 10, 2017 • 2:14:58am

re: #96 Anymouse 🌹

Looks like someone at Harvard wants to play MBF.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 2:39:54am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

Off-topic: I am growing in my beard whilst waiting for the call-back from the Coen Brothers’ production company on whether I get in as an extra in their mini-series.

I looked at the beard closely in a mirror today. To me, it seems to make me look haggard and ten years older (particularly with the white and grey whiskers in it, though I don’t have any of that in my hair).

My wife thinks it looks great. (She thinks all beards look great, except possibly douchebro goatees.)

This leaves me in a quandary, as I would never tell my wife how to fix her hair or such. As soon as the filming is over (or sooner if they don’t pick me), I intended to go to a barber and have this concertina wire cut off my face. But she likes it… .

I lost my beard about seven years ago when it started coming in gray. Now it does not matter, it would match my temples…

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2017 • 2:54:22am

re: #2 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

And kill millions of innocent people. Great idea. /s

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2017 • 2:58:14am

re: #87 Kragar

Our current White House Occupant has already joked about shooting people so that may not be a deterrent.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 3:40:25am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

My wife thinks it looks great. (She thinks all beards look great, except possibly douchebro goatees.)

Hang on now. I think a goatee is the sexiest thing ever. It’s not dudebro at all. My 60 year old totally not a dudebro husband has had one forever. And I love it!

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 10, 2017 • 3:44:48am

I am thinking about getting one of these.

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Anymouse the Hypocrite 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 3:55:49am

re: #103 Shropshire Slasher

“Meat tenderiser?” Well, I guess you could use it as that… .

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 10, 2017 • 4:14:50am

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

Wait, that’ s not a joke?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 4:20:04am

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹

While the KKKebler Elfenfuhrer looks to round up people with hyperpigmentation for owning a plant, Neil DeGrasse Tyson weighs in:

No Reason for Marijuana to Be Illegal (goes to Raw Story)

I’ll bet NDT was high when he attacked Pluto’s planetudeness.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2017 • 4:43:59am

From a former NH senator today:

Dear Rep. Kuster: President Trump’s threat to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea is like pouring gasoline on a fire. It’s crazy.

Donald Trump is impaired by a seriously sick psyche. His sick mind and reckless conduct could consume the lives of millions. The threat of nuclear war is steeply on the rise.

You must not take comfort in the system of checks and balances. The president alone has the authority to launch nuclear weapons, the only restraint being the advice of senior advisers who might be present at the time of crisis, and Donald Trump has shown repeated contempt for informed and wise counsel. He is sick of mind, impetuous, arrogant, belligerent and dangerous.

Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the presidency at the earliest date.

I urge you to support HR 1987, the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, which, would establish a commission to determine whether the president is mentally fit. I have asked Rep. Shea-Porter to do the same and have asked Sens. Shaheen and Hassan to lead an effort in the Senate.

HR 1987 is consistent with the intent and the wording of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Either the Cabinet or a body created by Congress, may find the president unfit for reasons of health, whereupon his powers are transferred to the vice president.

Serious crises are bearing down on us.

We cannot leave our national security and our families’ safety in the hands of a president whose poor judgment, belligerence, vindictiveness and reckless impetuosity constitute an indictment of his mental health.

Donald Trump is seriously sick. He is dangerous. As a citizen, a former U.S. senator and 12-year member of the Armed Services Committee, I urge you to act once. This is an emergency.

Regards,

GORDON HUMPHREY

Chichester

(The writer served as a U.S. senator from 1978 to 1990.)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:02:26am

re: #107 Barefoot Grin

One of my students yesterday commented that there’s something seriously wrong with Trump - he’s completely abnormal and it’s extraordinarily dangerous that such a man should have access to WMD’s.

As she noted, it’s quite fine for him to be the President of a small, benign and relatively boring country, like say, Moldova - that’s all well and good, as he can do little harm in the international arena. But certainly not POTUS. That could pose a genuine existential danger to everybody.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:07:15am

today’s thought / question:

When you wake up and start your internet day, after email and social media (obligatory cat pix or whatever), do you have a regular routine? For me it’s this, in order:

Electoral-vote.com The votemaster (and zenger) used to go mostly quiet between elections - there wasn’t much to do. I bet they must not be happy waking up every freakin morning saying “now what the hell happened last night, will I ever get a vacation?” They are not usually first / breaking. I have always found their analysis to be cogent, very objective and sober. They create a fair perspective.

Next is Political Wire.com So I know “What’s Going On” I check back periodically throughout the day.

Then here to LGF, for, well, you know.

For the rest of the time, between work and everything else, i rotate through the Usual Suspects or go wherever links lead me.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:08:51am

Back later.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:08:52am

z/u/orsmATuirIdEH3FDzlTZBanbS++sjFPI5c42DOvag+1iCZHSx6jv2Tc1lcDcBElxGLV3Ieh1P9SvdmOzWDHxZZond8RpxHNYhmtUjaErEl73bLx2Shbj/yopaa7AGvMRd7A3GZGeOSZrjpmmY0xps+xzlRegQuIc/jrOlZr92UwsB00W9u/538bofIGS3pvSOBp7LGIPDSzlHuRs6j8qb9Mu6VUtiV2ofiWTHRNktjWeQOI74H19DB8nfOYzS5tKS7jtLnTSR1ihpt/+gW6GUldmwxAFtu3nyVc2s4YPnAJZGJ89Bx9LjtFbjuAsgUXjvRyY/6oNALV69XXTpM5Vz/Mnbm4KXwwxcw7irJgapyrUI2r/dPLAtTU5VySuhQ0DmA6kNw8=

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:09:18am

From Politico:

politico.com

How a Twitter DM feature serves as a sixth column.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:10:02am
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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:11:32am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

Off-topic: I am growing in my beard whilst waiting for the call-back from the Coen Brothers’ production company on whether I get in as an extra in their mini-series.

I looked at the beard closely in a mirror today. To me, it seems to make me look haggard and ten years older (particularly with the white and grey whiskers in it, though I don’t have any of that in my hair).

My wife thinks it looks great. (She thinks all beards look great, except possibly douchebro goatees.)

This leaves me in a quandary, as I would never tell my wife how to fix her hair or such. As soon as the filming is over (or sooner if they don’t pick me), I intended to go to a barber and have this concertina wire cut off my face. But she likes it… .

do what she wants. always.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:13:00am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Trump was again up early this morning railing about McConnell. What’s Trump going on about? Doesn’t he have a tee time to get to? You know, a morning round and then an afternoon round, followed by visiting the catering hall to see if there are any brides or bridesmaids to check out?

Seriously, Trump’s know-nothing advisers are continuing to screw the entire nation because Trump himself is a know-nothing who refuses to take advice from anyone who doesn’t tell him what he wants to hear. Trump needs positive reinforcement (hence the stories claiming that he needs to get affirmation messages regularly from staff).

He’s a needy, greedy, racist asshat who is running the country headlong into a war no one wants, all because his oversized ego can’t handle the fact that he’s a failure at everything he’s done in the WH. The ability to nominate a right winger to the Supreme Court when the GOP controls the Senate isn’t hard especially when he was selected for you Trump.

Everything else? No budget. No policy of your own that is more than empty platitudes and talking points.

Trumpcare was what Ryan and then McConnell cobbled together despite having years to get something better (or so they keep claiming - it was never about being better than Obamacare, it was always about gutting Obama’s landmark achievement and gutting the safety net to deliver massive tax breaks to the rich). Trump railed on the campaign trail that he had a better way too, and yet there’s no sign of any policy there either.

No one should expect any policy from Trump and his cronies. They’re too busy breaking stuff in the federal government to care about creating policy. Creating policy is hard. Breaking functioning government is easy: nominate and appoint incompetent, ignorant, and malicious regressive know-nothings to all the key positions.

Or better yet, leave 100s of positions unfilled, because who knows when you’ll need an Ambassador to South Korea or to Japan or France or that the Defense Department still has unfilled key positions.

Trump, and his idiot supporters who rail about the Deep State, ignore that the leaks are coming from the White House itself by people who are tied to Trump and are intent on saving their own power by throwing others under the bus.

That might be how Trump runs his businesses into the ground, but that’s not how you should run the federal government.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:15:07am

re: #105 Colère Tueur de Lapin

[Embedded content]Have been informed that Jewish liberals and letting women vote is responsible for conservative media ghoul AJ Delgado becoming a single mom.

Wait, that’ s not a joke?

so only men could vote
only men were able to vote on whether women should get the vote
how did they lose this?

/->100

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:16:02am

This is where the GOP is leading us. Right into an authoritarian nightmare.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:18:43am

But of course.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:25:30am
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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:30:29am

Popehat on that “pre-dawn” warrant. Interesting reading.

popehat.com

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:32:21am

re: #120 MsJ

Popehat on that “pre-dawn” warrant. Interesting reading.

popehat.com

Now in tweet form.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:34:51am

re: #116 dangerman

so only men could vote
only men were able to vote on whether women should get the vote
how did they lose this?

/->100

Widespread voter frau.

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ChuckJager95  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:39:52am

Off Topic

I remember seeing a few people bring up Bad Brains before…. Isreal Joseph I is fronting a hardcore super group of sorts and it sounds exactly a Bad Brains in their prime, if not a more beefed-up (in the best way possible). Fans of dub should also note that Scientist also produced a dub version of one their songs.

All in all, my day is looking up.

Youtube Video

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:42:06am

Does anyone remember that dog cartoon panel where the owner says “Who’s a good boy?” and the dog goes all philosophical about what good means and then the owner says “You’re a good boy!” and the dog says “I AM?”

I can’t find it and my google fu is failing me.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:42:49am

re: #121 MsJ

The most important graf to keep in mind when dealing with Trump and his cabal of cronies:

Why would he want to provoke people?

Federal grand jury investigations can be like a Game of Thrones plotline. To finish you, federal prosecutors don’t necessarily have to prove that you already committed a crime — they can simply play upon your human flaws and get you to finish yourself. High-profile defendants are routinely taken down not based on the initial crime they committed, but by their reckless response to the investigation — they’re ended not by the crime, but by the ineffectual coverup. Mueller knows what he’s doing, knows that he’s dealing with unusually volatile personalities particularly unsuited to patient inaction, and is probably counting on people to react foolishly, self-destructively, and criminally to startling events like a search warrant.

Mueller is an expert. He’s a professional. He knows what he’s doing and has surrounded himself with other professionals who are experts in their respective fields of criminal justice. Trump and his cronies are anything but experts at anything. They’re reactionary and impatient. They’re notoriously incapable of being disciplined.

Mueller knows all this, and will be acting accordingly. It’s as though he’s using the warrant to flush out game (consider the Trump admin as a flock of geese or ducks in a pond waiting to get lined up and shot down).

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:51:17am

re: #117 lawhawk

This is where the GOP is leading us. Right into an authoritarian nightmare.

But their whole complaint about Obama was about his supposedly destroying the Constitution, trampling the Constitution, ignoring the Constitution, etc.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:52:54am

re: #125 lawhawk

The most important graf to keep in mind when dealing with Trump and his cabal of cronies:

Mueller is an expert. He’s a professional. He knows what he’s doing and has surrounded himself with other professionals who are experts in their respective fields of criminal justice. Trump and his cronies are anything but experts at anything. They’re reactionary and impatient. They’re notoriously incapable of being disciplined.

Mueller knows all this, and will be acting accordingly. It’s as though he’s using the warrant to flush out game (consider the Trump admin as a flock of geese or ducks in a pond waiting to get lined up and shot down).

Paraphrasing one of the comments: “I really hate abuses of the 4th, but this is Trump pulling the pin on a nuke, so OK.” The Trump era will be poisoning the ethical atmosphere for some time to come.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:52:59am

I found Seattle’s weather: It’s hiding here in the DFW area. I just drove through 25 miles of fog, some of it so thick visibility was less than 200 feet. And it didn’t end at either end of my drive.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:53:17am

re: #125 lawhawk

To continue the GoT reference, Mueller is a three eyed raven who has Dany’s dragons, the Iron Bank, and the King of the North and beginning to encircle King’s Landing after destroying the Greyjoy fleet and devastating Cersei’s army.

Trump has…. twitter.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:53:30am

re: #117 lawhawk

This is where the GOP is leading us. Right into an authoritarian nightmare.

Well, they’re not going to get it.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:55:24am

re: #129 lawhawk

To continue the GoT reference, Mueller is a three eyed raven who has Dany’s dragons, the Iron Bank, and the King of the North and beginning to encircle King’s Landing after destroying the Greyjoy fleet and devastating Cersei’s army.

Trump has…. twitter.

Regret having only one upding to give

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:56:29am

re: #129 lawhawk

To continue the GoT reference, Mueller is a three eyed raven who has Dany’s dragons, the Iron Bank, and the King of the North and beginning to encircle King’s Landing after destroying the Greyjoy fleet and devastating Cersei’s army.

Trump has…. twitter.

Don’t ever bet the good guys win a GoT scenario.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:57:37am

re: #127 Decatur Deb

Paraphrasing one of the comments: “I really hate abuses of the 4th, but this is Trump pulling the pin on a nuke, so OK.” The Trump era will be poisoning the ethical atmosphere for some time to come.

And in its wake will be a small legion of aggrieved Trumpers believing for the next 50 years that Trump was stabbed in the back and their country stolen from them, etc.

But I’ll try not to let them bother me.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:57:39am

re: #20 BeachDem

Oh no—the DNC insulted Nina and her revolution with water and donuts. What horrible, horrible people…

“They tried to seduce us with donuts and water,” she said. “They’re pompous and arrogant enough to say to the people, you’re not good enough to be on our property — and, oh by the way, we’re just gonna hand you donuts and water over the barricade. That is insulting. Absolutely insulting.”

She is such a twit. Oh, and Nina, here’s a dollar—buy a fucking clue…

Turner said, the incident remains unresolved: DNC chair Tom Perez “would be wise” to call her to apologize, she said, quickly recalling his weakness with progressives in the tight chair’s race earlier this year against Ellison, now serving as DNC deputy chair. “Chairman Perez won, but the energy was behind Congressman Keith Ellison,” said Turner.

Yeah—energy—that’s the ticket—votes, uhhhh.

buzzfeed.com

These people make my head hurt. FEEL THE BURN!!

Oh, and one of her BoB superfans actually made this comment:

You are the one doesn’t get it, we would rather have fucking Hitler reborn than vote for another corporate puppet. We aren’t going to unite, we aren’t going to vote for corporatists not now, not in 2018 and certainly not in 2020.

Bernie needs to shut these people down—but no—now Nina is President of their revolution.

My way or the highway is not Progressive, Nina. You’re not progressive.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:57:53am

OMFG LMAO (and every other CAP I CAN THINK OF).

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:58:18am

re: #134 Belafon

“They tried to seduce us with donuts and water,” she said.

Donuts are usually enough for me

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 5:59:54am

re: #132 Decatur Deb

I’m not. No one is saying that Mueller is the good guy or that what we end up with is any better (Pence). Frankly, any investigation into the admin has to look at Pence and his involvement at every step too - what he knew and when he knew it, particularly in relation to Flynn, Manafort, Page, and Kushner and their lies/omissions about their contacts with the Russians and foreign agent status.

If he didn’t know, but should have, that’s an omission that goes to his inability to ask the right questions. Or a failure to do due diligence.

If he knew, then he’s complicit in the coverup of the ongoing scandal - covering up contacts with the Russians that he knew or had reason to know were illicit.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:00:00am

re: #126 Sir John Barron

But their whole complaint about Obama was about his supposedly destroying the Constitution, trampling the Constitution, ignoring the Constitution, etc.

Has Jon McNaughton created any new “artworks” featuring Trump as the “Messiah”?

139
Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:01:47am

re: #126 Sir John Barron

But their whole complaint about Obama was about his supposedly destroying the Constitution, trampling the Constitution, ignoring the Constitution, etc.

They made all that up because we was black and a Dem.

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jeffreyw  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:02:43am

Imgur


Good morning, Ladies and Gentlebugs!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:05:00am

re: #132 Decatur Deb

Don’t ever bet the good guys win a GoT scenario.

“If you think this ends out well you really haven’t been paying attention”— the Twitter profile of a Ramsay Bolton parody account.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:06:33am

re: #140 jeffreyw

Seemingly imaged at a not quite ladylike or gentlemanly moment.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:08:59am

re: #127 Decatur Deb

Is that response like a “even if it were a BS warrant, I’d be cool with it” kinda thing? I haven’t seen anything to suggest abuse of the process. That’s what made this Manafort wakeup call so relevant for me. Not only is it a great tool overall as Lawhawk suggested but it’s likely only able to be used if it’s deemed very necessary, so it’s a twofer.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:09:02am

re: #129 lawhawk

To continue the GoT reference, Mueller is a three eyed raven who has Dany’s dragons, the Iron Bank, and the King of the North and beginning to encircle King’s Landing after destroying the Greyjoy fleet and devastating Cersei’s army.

Trump has…. twitter.

between this and re: #111 The Vicious Babushka

i have no idea what anyone is saying

ravens, debs, dvas, the iron bank….

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:12:15am

BENGHAZI!!!!!!

Guess we know what Trump will be tweeting later today. A judge agreed that the State Dept hasn’t done enough to search for emails relating to Benghazi among Clinton and key officials at State Dept.

They’re still going on about this, despite zero evidence of a coverup or any malfeasance.

It’s just more chaff for Trump to throw out there while his own criminality is being investigated by: FBI, Mueller, House committee, and Senate committee. Oh, and apparently the NY AG’s office.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:13:59am

re: #134 Belafon

ou are the one doesn’t get it, we would rather have fucking Hitler reborn than vote for another corporate puppet. We aren’t going to unite, we aren’t going to vote for corporatists not now, not in 2018 and certainly not in 2020.

more political blather

“corporatist” is a word thats so diluted with meanings as to be, well meaningless unless specifically defined

and pay attention - the guy in the white house, hitler reborn or not, IS a corporatist.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:19:58am

re: #143 JordanRules

Is that response like a “even if it were a BS warrant, I’d be cool with it” kinda thing? I haven’t seen anything to suggest abuse of the process. That’s what made this Manafort wakeup call so relevant for me. Not only is it a great tool overall as Lawhawk suggested but it’s likely only able to be used if it’s deemed very necessary, so it’s a twofer.

I’ll go back and see if I can lift the comment entire.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:24:46am

re: #145 lawhawk

BENGHAZI!!!!!!

[Embedded content]

Guess we know what Trump will be tweeting later today. A judge agreed that the State Dept hasn’t done enough to search for emails relating to Benghazi among Clinton and key officials at State Dept.

They’re still going on about this, despite zero evidence of a coverup or any malfeasance.

It’s just more chaff for Trump to throw out there while his own criminality is being investigated by: FBI, Mueller, House committee, and Senate committee. Oh, and apparently the NY AG’s office.

I have fully expected Trump and the RepubliKKKlans to indict Hillary over Benghazi, the e-mails or Bill talking to Lynch. RIght now I look at the Facebook pages of several of my brainwashed relatives and they are having a collevtive orgasm over this.

Like the rest of the Republican base their hatred of the Clintons TRUMPS everything else. They won’t rest until the entire Clinton family has been jailed.

Damn, I still remember family members cheering when Bill’s dog Buddy died.

This is what happens when your family has been brainwashed for 40 years by the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:26:32am

re: #148 Joe Bacon 🌹

Damn, I still remember family members cheering when Bill’s dog Buddy died.

Jeebus, that’s some demented hatred.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:26:34am

re: #147 Decatur Deb

Here:

Jamie says

August 9, 2017 at 12:41 pm

“As hypocritical as it might be, I’d love to find a way to change this paradigm, but maybe *after* it gets DJT out of the whitehouse? I’ve had about enough of this insane posturing with nuclear warheads.”

Definitely waiving the moral position on 4th A in the face of Trump’s potential threat to the planet.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:27:55am

From the guy who was forced out of the Air Force for asking, in 1973, if there was a way to verify that the president was sane:

Like any good student with a sensitive question, Harold Hering approached his teacher after class, out of earshot from his classmates.

“How can I know,” he asked, “that an order I receive to launch my missiles came from a sane president?”

It was 1973. President Richard M. Nixon was seriously depressed about Watergate. Hering, an Air Force major who rescued downed pilots in Vietnam, was training to be a missileer — the guy who turns the keys to commence nuclear Armageddon.

“I assumed there had to be some sort of checks and balances so that one man couldn’t just on a whim order the launch of nuclear weapons,” Hering, now 81, told Radiolab in a remarkable interview earlier this year.

Hering was wrong. And decades later, so is anyone who thinks President Trump, having recently threatened “fire and fury” for North Korea, can’t order a nuclear attack anytime he darn well pleases, even from a fairway bunker on the golf course.

Just ask Hering.

Back in 1973, the drama that followed Hering’s question did not, as he hoped, fundamentally alter the fate of the world, but it certainly reshaped his life. Forced to retire, Hering took up a career with a less dangerous set of keys: long-haul trucking…

All these years later, Hering does not regret asking the forbidden question. After driving trucks, he became an addiction counselor to homeless people at the Salvation Army. He lives in Indiana. He still worries.

“It bothers me immensely that the only area there is not a check and balance is the one that could literally result in the end of the world,” he told Radiolab. “That seems strange to me.”…

h/t Balloon Juice

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:28:58am

For WW later maybe..

Super energetic Manx just killed another screen.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:29:04am

re: #145 lawhawk

A judge agreed that the State Dept hasn’t done enough to search for emails relating to Benghazi among Clinton and key officials at State Dept.

Do they think emails are buried out in the field somewhere?

/

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:32:12am
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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:33:20am

re: #56 freetoken

The uploader calls this an “u[n]aired” pilot, but I’m pretty sure most of the main scenes did make it into the first episode. The post-scenes didn’t, I think - it was part of a promo:

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Cousin Pearl was played by Bea Benedaret, the voice of Betty Rubble in The Flintstone.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:37:01am

re: #151 Belafon

From the guy who was forced out of the Air Force for asking, in 1973, if there was a way to verify that the president was sane:

h/t Balloon Juice

That also addresses another question the other night—whether the military personnel up and down the chain might act “normal” and not advance the attack. Hering’s forced removal illustrates that these people are selected, trained, tested, and retained precisely because they will not act “normal”.

The process is the PRP. Unfortunate oversight—Trump doesn’t have to be in it.

en.wikipedia.org

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:37:26am

re: #145 lawhawk

Maybe Hillary can say she colluded with Russia to kill the Americans in Benghazi, then the RWNJ should be OK with it because collusion isn’t a crime…

//

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:39:06am

re: #154 FormerDirtDart

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I would love for the GOP to lose because they opposed and didn’t help the ACA.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:39:29am

Time to mock up another cover and slip it into his “you’re a good great boy” daily briefing folder.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:40:18am

Having a new puppy is a bit like raising a zombie. No matter how many toys you try to put in its mouth, those razor sharp teeth just keep getting closer and closer to your soft, tasty flesh.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:47:04am

re: #160 darthstar

Having a new puppy is a bit like raising a zombie. No matter how many toys you try to put in its mouth, those razor sharp teeth just keep getting closer and closer to your soft, tasty flesh.

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Nyet  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:48:07am

So it begins.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:49:08am

re: #149 Sir John Barron

Jeebus, that’s some demented hatred.

Yes, comes from folks who wear their cross on their sleeves and endlessly bullshit about their “deep Xtian faith”…

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:56:41am

re: #124 MsJ

Does anyone remember that dog cartoon panel where the owner says “Who’s a good boy?” and the dog goes all philosophical about what good means and then the owner says “You’re a good boy!” and the dog says “I AM?”

I can’t find it and my google fu is failing me.

Would it possibly be this?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:57:39am

re: #50 Kragar

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 6:59:57am

re: #145 lawhawk

BENGHAZI!!!!!!

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Guess we know what Trump will be tweeting later today. A judge agreed that the State Dept hasn’t done enough to search for emails relating to Benghazi among Clinton and key officials at State Dept.

They’re still going on about this, despite zero evidence of a coverup or any malfeasance.

It’s just more chaff for Trump to throw out there while his own criminality is being investigated by: FBI, Mueller, House committee, and Senate committee. Oh, and apparently the NY AG’s office.

This is the sort of shit you expect in a third world kleptocracy or dictatorship, where the new regime spends its time trying to convince the peasants that the last regime were a bunch of crooks and their being removed from power was an act of justice rather than a seizure of power.

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jeffreyw  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:00:03am

re: #142 Unshaken Defiance

Seemingly imaged at a not quite ladylike or gentlemanly moment.

Now now - let’s not stoop to slut-shaming.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:00:05am

re: #165 GlutenFreeJesus

I like avocado toast. Somewhat saddened that it’s become the Bernie Sanders of dishes.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:03:53am

re: #168 darthstar

I enjoy it too. Especially with peas and pineapple…

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:17:37am

re: #112 Decatur Deb

From Politico:

politico.com

How a Twitter DM feature serves as a sixth column.

Twitter is going to have to figure out a way to rid themselves of the bots. Maybe a way to make it clear they are bots or something. What a mess the bots are making of everything. Twitter is almost the perfect social platform to be a bot and to mislead.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:18:20am

re: #161 darthstar

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I think I see the problem. Stop sticking your fingers in said puppy’s mouth.

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BlueSpotinAL  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:18:38am

re: #169 GlutenFreeJesus

I enjoy it too. Especially with peas and pineapple…

OMG, you deployed the nuclear food triad!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:18:49am

re: #170 ObserverArt

Twitter is going to have to figure out a way to rid themselves of the bots. Maybe a way to make it clear they are bots or something. What a mess the bots are making of everything. Twitter is almost the perfect social platform to be a bot and to mislead.

One of the reasons to take the Trappist approach to both Twitter and FB.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:18:50am

re: #159 JordanRules

Time to mock up another cover and slip it into his “you’re a good great boy” daily briefing folder.

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“Trump shows Kelly the door, welcomes Jessie Watters as CoS: ‘I like the cut of his jib,’ says Prez.”

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:19:25am

re: #170 ObserverArt

Twitter is going to have to figure out a way to rid themselves of the bots. Maybe a way to make it clear they are bots or something. What a mess the bots are making of everything. Twitter is almost the perfect social platform to be a bot and to mislead.

We’ve got a president who’s never been taught that if everyone is agreeing with you, then you need to find new people to listen to.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:20:49am

re: #164 Targetpractice

Would it possibly be this?

No, that’s not the one. Close, though. It was a six panel simple black and white cartoon, more towards XKCD than that one. But it was very similar in thought.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:23:01am

re: #167 jeffreyw

Now now - let’s not stoop to slut-shaming.

Bugshaming. 😂

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:23:22am

Been hearing too much about ballistic missiles. On the positive side of the rocket business, we have this from Elon Musk. The Falcon 9 Heavy is scheduled to fly in November.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:26:52am

The 9 Heavy is not a military system. If it were, it would have the same payload as 3 B-52s, and over a hundred times that of a Minuteman III.

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Chrysicat  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:28:23am

I wish I could say “this isn’t normal”, but this is precisely what ‘normal’ would have been had the segregationists suspended elections, should they have realised they would soon lose control of Congress, before the Civil Rights or Voting Rights acts were proposed.

The sad part is, we had Russia’s and Germany’s descents from free elections to authoritarianism to look at.

And that Trump may be even more dangerous than Putin. Nominations for “Righteous Among the Nations” were supposed to be closed forever, but I’m pretty sure that if the fascists don’t rule the entire world after this is all over, there’ll be people who need to be added to that list.

Depressing that “Never Again” didn’t even last as long as some of the people it was directly promised to.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:32:28am

re: #140 jeffreyw

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Good morning, Ladies and Gentlebugs!

re: #142 Unshaken Defiance

Seemingly imaged at a not quite ladylike or gentlemanly moment.

Garden Porn. It’s a sub genre.

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I cannot.  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:33:53am

re: #170 ObserverArt

Twitter is going to have to figure out a way to rid themselves of the bots. Maybe a way to make it clear they are bots or something. What a mess the bots are making of everything. Twitter is almost the perfect social platform to be a bot and to mislead.

Twitter has no reason to rid itself of bots, Twitter is doing the thing it was designed to do, amplify large numbers of short messages rapidly to the intended audience.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:34:43am

re: #181 ObserverArt

Garden Porn. It’s a sub genre.

Thornhub?

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bratwurst  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:35:02am

I am SO disillusioned!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:43:20am
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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:45:32am

re: #184 bratwurst

That’s so entirely predictable.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:46:24am

re: #184 bratwurst

I am SO disillusioned!

Who is there left to believe in?

///

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:46:52am

re: #184 bratwurst

I am SO disillusioned!

Not Illegal!

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:47:42am

re: #175 Belafon

We’ve got a president who’s never been taught that if everyone is agreeing with you, then you need to find new people to listen to.

That is not a modern internet social media way to think.

It’s about numbers of followers. Even if they are bots.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:51:38am

re: #183 Unshaken Defiance

Thornhub?

Don’t click on the Tomato Worms.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:56:35am
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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:56:47am

re: #186 lawhawk

That’s so entirely predictable.

Fake Social Media!!!

The whole presidency was a TV production and now he is presidenting like he is still on The Apprentice.

All the lines are blurred.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:58:23am

re: #191 FormerDirtDart

Because they don’t have enough to worry about…

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wheat-dogg  Aug 10, 2017 • 7:58:38am

re: #184 bratwurst

I knew it! I said they were paid shills during the campaign. D&S reminded me of performance artists, but with only one shtick.

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:04:10am

re: #126 Sir John Barron

But their whole complaint about Obama was about his supposedly destroying the Constitution, trampling the Constitution, ignoring the Constitution, etc.

IOKYAR

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:05:38am
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:10:58am

So, it seems that David Brooks, in the ultimate white-male statement, has decided he no longer wants to deal with Donald Trump.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:13:05am

re: #191 FormerDirtDart

At high risk of Captain Obvious it has to be repeated,

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:25:16am
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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:25:47am

LOL How to handle a crazy person

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:27:14am

re: #197 Belafon

This is…interesting:

As Joseph Bottum wrote in “An Anxious Age,” mainline Protestants created a kind of unifying culture that bound people of different political views. You could be Catholic, Jewish, Muslim or atheist, but still you were influenced by certain mainline ideas — the Protestant work ethic, the WASP definition of a gentleman. Leaders from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama hewed to a similar mainline standard for what is decent in public life and what is beyond the pale.

It says something that seven months after his departure from the presidential stage, a codgy scold like Brooks has essentially assigned Obama to a place in the national pantheon. After years of his party’s birtherism and all-around hysterical Obama-is-a-Gay-Muslim-Brotherhood attacks, Brooks is starting to recognize the depths to which we have sunk since January (or November or June 2015).

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:32:35am

All the talk of Nuke bombs and Hiroshima got me to thinking about some local Columbus Ohio history that tied in.

Paul Tibbets, the pilot of Enola Gay the plane that delivered the first bomb on Japan was a Columbus resident. After he retired from the Air Force he moved to Columbus to become part of Executive Jet Aviation, later to become NetJets. He was president of the company until he retired.

I came across this in his Wiki page and did not know of it prior, though I remember all the coverage of his death in the local media. It’s kind of sad and yet it shows the dichotomy of what dropping the first nuke bomb did to his life.

Tibbets died in his Columbus, Ohio, home on 1 November 2007, at the age of 92.[55][83] He had suffered small strokes and heart failure during his final years and had been in hospice care.[8][84] He was survived by his French-born wife, Andrea,[80] and two sons from his first marriage, Paul III and Gene as well as his son, James, from his second marriage.[8][84] Tibbets had asked for no funeral nor headstone as he feared opponents of the bombing might use it as a place of protest. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated,[85] and his ashes were scattered over the English Channel,[86] which he had flown over many times during the war.[84]

Link to his Wiki page for anyone that might not be familiar with him.

Wiki - Paul Tibbets

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Weaselone  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:39:05am

re: #201 Sir John Barron

This is…interesting:

It says something that seven months after his departure from the presidential stage, a codgy scold like Brooks has essentially assigned Obama to a place in the national pantheon. After years of his party’s birtherism and all-around hysterical Obama-is-a-Gay-Muslim-Brotherhood attacks, Brooks is starting to recognize the depths to which we have sunk since January (or November or June 2015).

It’s pretty natural. Previous Democratic presidents often get acknowledged as the mainstream figures they actually are/were after they leave the office so they can be used as clubs with which to beat the next generation of Democrats as being out of the mainstream.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:39:55am

re: #3 KGxvi

I’m a lawyer… it’s a way of life

cpas and tax preparers - ‘the face of the irs’
true or not, like it or not

(thank the fates i learned to teach scuba)

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:44:03am

re: #203 Weaselone

It’s pretty natural. Previous Democratic presidents often get acknowledged as the mainstream figures they actually are/were after they leave the office so they can be used as clubs with which to beat the next generation of Democrats as being out of the mainstream.

It’s being used to club the Republican in this case.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:47:55am

re: #187 Sir John Barron

Who is there left to believe in?

///

Do dead people like Mr. Rogers count?

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:53:58am
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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:55:35am

Diplomacy, who needs it? We’ve got Twitter!
//

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:56:28am

re: #201 Sir John Barron

This is…interesting:
…Brooks is starting to recognize the depths to which we have sunk since January (or November or June 2015).

yeah, ive said this a time or two the last few days. i am settling in with the idea that post election, it is congress, as a unified, constitutional body, is 100% to blame for every new outrageous thing that happens every freakin day

yes, congress is craven, self centered, focused on their own power and agenda and all that.

meanwhile they have totally abdicated their constitutional responsibilities, and their -thrust upon them- ability to be the adult in the room.

they’re not doing anything, to check, balance, impede, direct, steer, rein in, return to normalcy, a 3 year old who got the keys to the car, managed to get the door unlocked, open, sat down, adjusted the seat, insert the key, get it started, put it in gear, and on and on

they are delegitimizing their own existence by doing…..nothing as step by step, inch by inch…

how much how far?

trump and his team are lost

what the eff is congress thinking? it *has* to be more than how do we get through tax cuts and gut government regulations. (doesnt it?)

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Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:56:31am

re: #200 gocart mozart

LOL How to handle a crazy person

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The people behind him start leaning forward to listen to this crazy!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:57:30am

re: #208 makeitstop

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Diplomacy, who needs it? We’ve got Twitter!
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THE LIKES OF WHICH THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!!!1!!!!!

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jeffreyw  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:58:45am

re: #181 ObserverArt

Garden Porn. It’s a sub genre.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:58:51am

re: #148 Joe Bacon 🌹

Damn, I still remember family members cheering when Bill’s dog Buddy died.

Wow. That is so weirdly fucked up.

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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 8:58:57am

re: #205 Belafon

It’s being used to club the Republican in this case.

But this is still David Brooks we are talking about. David Brooks writes political fan fiction for the plutocrat set whose main protagonist is an entirely mythical Republican party that is civilized.

So when Brooks goes anti-tr*mp, he always tells the story as if tr*mp and his supporters dropped in from outer space, as opposed to being the natural result of decades of GOP degeneration into a hateful mob.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:01:01am

re: #208 makeitstop

Diplomacy, who needs it? We’ve got Twitter nukes!
//

FTFY

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:01:21am

re: #211 The Vicious Babushka

THE LIKES OF WHICH THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!!!1!!!!!

Well that’s kinda true….

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:03:02am

re: #208 makeitstop

Diplomacy, who needs it? We’ve got Twitter!
//

The Trumpbots think properly staffing the government is The Deep State.

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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:03:29am

re: #209 dangerman

Congressional Republican do not oppose the tr*mp-thing because they know that the tr*mp-thing truly is the Voice of their Pig People. You can’t become a Republican in Congress without having been deeply steeped in craven evil by having to appeal to these Pig People for their votes.

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Weaselone  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:07:10am

re: #205 Belafon

It’s being used to club the Republican in this case.

Yeah. That part is unusual. Of course, this is Brooks we’re talking about. He always seems to talk about Trump as if somehow we all went to sleep one night and woke up with Trump as President because Hillary lost a coin flip. Republicans, the Republican Party and web of individuals and organizations supporting it monetarily, rhetorically and intellectually had no agency in all this.

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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:08:05am

re: #197 Belafon

So, it seems that David Brooks, in the ultimate white-male statement, has decided he no longer wants to deal with Donald Trump.

Brooks can take a seat. He did as much if not more than anyone in enabling this shit storm, and now he’s washing his hands?

Fuck him. He owns this, just like every other conservative who helped drive us into this goddamned ditch we’re in.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:08:33am

re: #200 gocart mozart

LOL How to handle a crazy person

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That was totally awesome.

My husband is a bit obsessed with watching these sovereign citizen videos and laughing his ass off. I get full reports (this one is his favorite…”When you see him tell him he’s going to jail”). He is always amazed by how patient the cops are with these crazy people. I wish the cops could be that patient with everyone.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:15:32am

I’m sick and tired of stupid fucking morons blaming the ACA for premiums rising. Look mother fuckers, I’ve had health insurance for the last 25 FUCKING YEARS. Premiums have been rising every year and sometimes by double fucking digits. I knew in the god dammed 90s that this shit was unsustainable. One more thing, I don’t give a fuck about your bullshit stories about how fucking sweet your insurance was until the ACA. Either you’re a god damned liar or too fucking stupid to know your “insurance” was garbage. Now fuck off!!!

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:17:09am

Driftglass will not be happy BoBo is quitting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:18:37am

re: #124 MsJ

Does anyone remember that dog cartoon panel where the owner says “Who’s a good boy?” and the dog goes all philosophical about what good means and then the owner says “You’re a good boy!” and the dog says “I AM?”

I can’t find it and my google fu is failing me.

I have been searching for a cartoon that shows a cleaning woman with a humbly lowered head knocking on the door of an English professor and saying “It is I”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:19:38am

re: #128 Belafon

I found Seattle’s weather: It’s hiding here in the DFW area. I just drove through 25 miles of fog, some of it so thick visibility was less than 200 feet. And it didn’t end at either end of my drive.

Summer has gone on holiday in Germany, 60° degrees and rainy all day, might clear up a bit but temps will be down into the 50’s…

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:21:18am

re: #124 MsJ

Does anyone remember that dog cartoon panel where the owner says “Who’s a good boy?” and the dog goes all philosophical about what good means and then the owner says “You’re a good boy!” and the dog says “I AM?”

I can’t find it and my google fu is failing me.

My all-time favorite dog cartoon:

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:21:35am

re: #224 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have been searching for a cartoon that shows a cleaning woman with a humbly lowered head knocking on the door of an English professor and saying “It is I”.

This is totally driving me nuts. One of my “catch phrases” is…Who’s a good boy? immediately followed by “I AM?!”

It doesn’t take much to drive me nuts.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:21:40am

Saw Dunkirk last night.

It was well-done but in a sense, a narrowly-told story: for example, there was nothing about the German approach and its ultimate delay that greatly enabled the rescue. There wasn’t any portrayal—except at the end—of Churchill or the nation’s political leadership.

But the story itself is quite a bit itself anyway without much of the context. The story is told through three parallel time shots involving 3-5 sub-plots. One subplot involves one of the small boats and its crew that embarks on its rescue mission across the channel. A second subplot involves the soldiers on the beach; a third centers around an RAF pilot (the Tom Hardy character) sent to fight off the Luftwaffe and protect the ships seeking to get the soldiers home. These three main plots are gradually brought together by the end of the film, partly through the usage of other characters and situations.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:22:44am

re: #128 Belafon

I found Seattle’s weather: It’s hiding here in the DFW area. I just drove through 25 miles of fog, some of it so thick visibility was less than 200 feet. And it didn’t end at either end of my drive.

Yeah it’s been surprisingly chilly here in the mornings along the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor, although the afternoons have warmed up enough.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:23:34am

re: #226 sagehen

This is one of my favs.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:24:12am

re: #103 Shropshire Slasher

I don’t think that falls within the ‘safe, sane and consensual’ guidelines for kink.

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:24:27am

re: #228 Sir John Barron

Saw Dunkirk last night.

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Having listened to the soundtrack made by Hans Zimmer and others, it’s new in my experience as to what I’m used to from him, but still well-made.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:25:05am

re: #152 Unshaken Defiance

For WW later maybe..

Super energetic Manx just killed another screen.

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Your Manx? Your screen? High enough off the ground that she wasn’t tempted to leap? That’s my fear when we open the kitchen window. Both our cats love to sit in the breeze and growl at the other cats.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:26:03am

re: #222 Amory Blaine

…I don’t give a fuck about your bullshit stories about how fucking sweet your insurance was until the ACA. Either you’re a god damned liar or too fucking stupid to know your “insurance” was garbage. Now fuck off!!!

…or you didn’t need or use it much…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:27:29am

re: #228 Sir John Barron

Hellacious good film, took son and daughter (11 and 15) to it and reminded them that it was less of a disaster than Brexit is going to be (they are half-British by birth)

One bit that is not a spoiler: they got the Spitfires right; the A-wing Spits with eight Browning MGs and not the later models with 20mm cannon.

That really made my day.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:28:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:30:13am

re: #222 Amory Blaine

I’m sick and tired of stupid fucking morons blaming the ACA for premiums rising. Look mother fuckers, I’ve had health insurance for the last 25 FUCKING YEARS. Premiums have been rising every year and sometimes by double fucking digits. I knew in the god dammed 90s that this shit was unsustainable. One more thing, I don’t give a fuck about your bullshit stories about how fucking sweet your insurance was until the ACA. Either you’re a god damned liar or too fucking stupid to know your “insurance” was garbage. Now fuck off!!!

In the late 80’s I had an insurance policy that cost me $60 per month - with a $5,000 deductible. It was not really health insurance, it was just bankruptcy insurance in case I got hit by a truck or the like.

But I was young and strapping and in my late 20’s and had not seen the inside of a doctor’s office since I was a teenager.

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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:30:33am

Pretty soon now, none of these assholes are going to even know which side they’re on.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized President Trump on Thursday for lashing out against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Gingrich, an outspoken supporter of the President, said both Trump and Senate Republicans are responsible for failing to fulfill campaign promises of repealing Obamacare, calling it a “collective failure.”

“The fact is, with a very narrow margin, 52 people, Mitch McConnell got 49 out of 52. I think the President can’t disassociate himself from this. He is part of the leadership team,” Gingrich said, appearing on “Fox and Friends.” “He is not an observer sitting in the stands. He is on the field. It was a collective failure.”

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:31:19am

re: #109 dangerman

Me?

Web comics.

A couple of gameplay videos of games I like to watch. Currently World of Warships and Cold Waters. Never going to play World of Warships as I do not like MOBAs. Too many jerks. Fun to watch though. I’ll get Cold Waters when it’s on sale.

Then wander to LGF for a while.

That’s it.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:31:44am

re: #234 dangerman

…or you didn’t need or use it much…

At first I thought you meant the ‘f’ word. But you mean health insurance, right?

I loved the rant, and was going to quote my sister, when she was 10, sane, and hysterical:

You keep a civil tongue in your fucking head!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:34:10am

re: #238 makeitstop

Pretty soon now, none of these assholes are going to even know which side they’re on.

Circling fire squad over their party’s failure to deprive millions of healthcare coverage.

I wish just once one of these clowns would acknowledge the implications of what their policies would cause.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:37:35am

re: #241 Sir John Barron

Circling fire squad over their party’s failure to deprive millions of healthcare coverage.

I wish just once one of these clowns would acknowledge the implications of what their policies would cause.

I’d like Nina Turner to answer the same question.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:37:59am

Hey Donny, the call’s coming from inside the house!

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:38:07am
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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:44:21am
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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:45:29am

re: #237 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But I was young and strapping and in my late 20’s and had not seen the inside of a doctor’s office since I was a teenager.

And here’s the basic difference between men’s and women’s health care needs; something that conservative men (especially conservative men of a Certain Age) don’t seem to want to understand.

Most guys, can very easily go from adolescence well into middle age without ever needing a doctor. Ever.

Women, not the case.

If we want to get pregnant. If we want to not get pregnant. If we’re not even sexually active at all — somewhere around 80% of us get UTI’s, yeast infections, endometriosis, heavy cramping, etc. We ALL need a doctor. Anybody who questions this assertion, who tries to make it an argument about “sluts”… the mother superior at your favorite convent will confirm that ALL WOMEN NEED DOCTORS.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:46:33am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:47:42am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:48:19am

re: #242 Belafon

I’d like Nina Turner to answer the same question.

QFT!!!

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:48:39am

re: #247 FormerDirtDart

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Ayep, it was inevitable that Trump was going to decide that the problem with Congress is not that his party simply doesn’t have the votes to get squat done, but that the leadership isn’t making it happen. The same rubes who spent years thrilled to death that Republicans were preventing anything from getting done now can’t understand why Ryan and McConnell can’t rule by fiat.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:52:25am

re: #243 Targetpractice

Hey Donny, the call’s coming from inside the house!

[Embedded content]

Who ever would have thought that you couldn’t trust a campaign manager who offered to work for free?!?!

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:52:44am

re: #240 wrenchwench

At first I thought you meant the ‘f’ word. But you mean health insurance, right?

I loved the rant, and was going to quote my sister, when she was 10, sane, and hysterical:

insurance yes
and delicious quote

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:53:03am

re: #222 Amory Blaine

I’m sick and tired of stupid fucking morons blaming the ACA for premiums rising. Look mother fuckers, I’ve had health insurance for the last 25 FUCKING YEARS. Premiums have been rising every year and sometimes by double fucking digits. I knew in the god dammed 90s that this shit was unsustainable. One more thing, I don’t give a fuck about your bullshit stories about how fucking sweet your insurance was until the ACA. Either you’re a god damned liar or too fucking stupid to know your “insurance” was garbage. Now fuck off!!!

I have a co-worker who is a Trumporrhoid. When he starts ranting and raving about FREE MARKET CREEYATES COMPETISHUNS!!!! and GUBMIT STUDENT LOANS IS WHY COLLEGE EDUKASHUNS IS SO HIGH!!!! I want to slap the shit out of him.

Then he starts yammering about how cheap college tuition was back in the day, $12 per credit hour (in the ‘70’s!)

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:53:29am

re: #212 jeffreyw

Assassin bug. Nasty things but good to have in a garden.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:53:45am

re: #247 FormerDirtDart

Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!

— Donald J. Trump

Every once in a while, I start to believe those “But Bill Clinton forced the Republicans to nominate Trump” claims.

//

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Alephnaught  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:53:54am

re: #223 Dave In Austin

Driftglass will not be happy BoBo is quitting.

He’s already got an article up about it.

You see, future historians, it’s not that there was no evil in our politics. There was. There was also depravity. And cravenness. And cowardice. And racism. And misogyny. And greed. It got very bad and it nearly broke us, because for many, many years, one side of the American political spectrum — the Conservative side — was allowed to get away with actively cultivating and rewarding paranoia and rage and racism and contempt for facts because it won them votes and it was good for ratings.

But of all of those who profited personally, politically and professionally from debasing our media and corroding our politics, the worst of them were those who knew better. Those like Mr. David Brooks, who made a whole career out of building a monster, and then frantically scuttled away and blamed everyone but themselves when the monster they made kicked the laboratory door off its hinges and then ran amok, nearly destroying the country.

And of this writing, the David Brooks’ of our world are once again doing what they did after the Fall of Bush: washing their hands (and heads) of any responsibility for the ruin they helped to create —

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:54:51am

re: #244 sagehen

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similarly,
..the indignation that the IRS actually tried to determine that those applying actually qualified for tax exempt status

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:55:16am

re: #247 FormerDirtDart

Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!

— Donald J. Trump

Donald, on the golf course, tells Congress to “get back to work”.

This is some special kind of derp.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:55:34am

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:55:50am

re: #245 MsJ

[Embedded content]Energy Department’s national labs plan major staff cuts by end of year thinkprogress.org

…have already implemented budget cuts for suits and ties

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:55:56am

re: #257 dangerman

similarly,
..the indignation that the IRS actually tried to determine that those applying actually qualified for tax exempt status

Scandal! Tyrannies!!1

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:56:35am

re: #233 wrenchwench

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Glad she did not leap. I think she knows she would have no way back in. Don’t think 15 feet is terribly intimidating to her. But one bird an inch too close and all bets are off. window is now closed and I’ll be off to the screen place for a better one. Iron bars maybe?

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John Carter  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:56:45am

re: #220 makeitstop

Brooks can take a seat. He did as much if not more than anyone in enabling this shit storm, and now he’s washing his hands?

Fuck him. He owns this, just like every other conservative who helped drive us into this goddamned ditch we’re in.

I thought this was a pretty good assessment of where we were as a society.

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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:56:53am

re: #256 Alephnaught

Driftglass is very diligent about reporting on the latest drivel from David Brooks.

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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:59:45am

re: #263 John Carter

I thought this was a pretty good assessment of where we were as a society.

We can’t have reconciliation without truth first, and David Brooks et al. can’t handle the truth that tr*mp is simply the culmination of US movement conservatism, and the truth that David Brooks et al. contributed greatly to the present crisis.

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Interesting Times  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:00:59am

re: #124 MsJ

Does anyone remember that dog cartoon panel where the owner says “Who’s a good boy?” and the dog goes all philosophical about what good means and then the owner says “You’re a good boy!” and the dog says “I AM?”

I can’t find it and my google fu is failing me.

Is this the one?

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:02:10am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

I have a co-worker who is a Trumporrhoid. When he starts ranting and raving about FREE MARKET CREEYATES COMPETISHUNS!!!! and GUBMIT STUDENT LOANS IS WHY COLLEGE EDUKASHUNS IS SO NIGH!!!! I want to slap the shit out of him.

Then he starts yammering about how cheap college tuition was back in the day, $12 per credit hour (in the ‘70’s!)

the health insurance marketplace had 60-80 years to be competitive, creative, not exclude, cover everyone, make it affordable, &c

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:02:37am

re: #267 dangerman

the health insurance marketplace had 60-80 years to be competitive, creative, not exclude, cover everyone, make it affordable, &c

The health insurance marketplace has never failed, it has only been failed….

//

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:03:21am

re: #208 makeitstop

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Diplomacy, who needs it? We’ve got Twitter!
//

Trump is a fake Russian bot!!!

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:03:42am

Has Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, wife of Mitch McConnell, quit in disgust yet?

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John Carter  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:04:50am

re: #265 EPR-radar

We can’t have reconciliation without truth first, and David Brooks et al. can’t handle the truth that tr*mp is simply the culmination of US movement conservatism, and the truth that David Brooks et al. contributed greatly to the present crisis.

Fair enough but there is a vacuum in our society that Donald Trump is exposing (and not filling as he points out). That vacuum was not created by Brooks and his ilk but propped up by him and others like him.

I see it like our society was like a sandcastle on the beach. The high tide of cultural changes came in and washed it away. Brooks et al fought against moving it further inland. Trump is trying to build a wall around it.

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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:06:14am

re: #263 John Carter

I thought this was a pretty good assessment of where we were as a society.

I read most of it. Brooks may well be correct.

That said - go back and read what Brooks was writing before Trump was elected. He was cheerleading and covering for Trump and pushing the anti-Clinton narrative that helped to damage her campaign.

And now that the guy that he cheered for and propped up and helped get elected has turned out to be the complete fuckup everyone here knew he was going to be, he wants to walk away, just like that?

No. Just fucking no. He helped bring all this about. He gets no excuse note. Nope.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:10:28am

re: #218 EPR-radar

Congressional Republican do not oppose the tr*mp-thing because they know that the tr*mp-thing truly is the Voice of their Pig People. You can’t become a Republican in Congress without having been deeply steeped in craven evil by having to appeal to these Pig People for their votes.

Now the pig people are after McConnell. Probably Ryan too.

Both of those idiots thought they had it made being in control and with Trump in office. They invited in the tea drinkers to help build a base, used them to gain both houses and now those same radical right folks want their asses because they are not radical enough.

To think they are actually calling McConnell a liberal.

Trump used them and doesn’t care about them.

One of these days those wingnuts are gonna find out they were played by all of them and they are gonna be pissed. It will be interesting to see what becomes of all that.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:10:30am

sad

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:10:33am

re: #262 Unshaken Defiance

Glad she did not leap. I think she knows she would have no way back in. Don’t think 15 feet is terribly intimidating to her. But one bird an inch too close and all bets are off. window is now closed and I’ll be off to the screen place for a better one. Iron bars maybe?

Our ‘furanda’, attached to the bedroom window, has hog wire and heavy-duty nylon screening that works even when there’s a loose cat out there. The Manx likes to ‘sharpen’ his teeth on the hog wire when it’s time to intimidate.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:12:36am

re: #274 Stanley Sea

sad

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It’s amazing how many “great” and “awesome” ideas that Trump has…which end up being whatever the Congressional GOP manage to cobble together.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:12:56am

[trump] SHAME ON MITCH FOR NOT DOING MY HOMEWORK FOR ME, LOSER! [/trump]

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:13:15am

re: #266 Interesting Times

Is this the one?

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Thanks! That’s not it but it’s close enough. Maybe I am misrememberin’ and that IS it. At this point, I am doubting my own mind.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:13:41am

re: #270 b.d. (bill d.)

Has Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, wife of Mitch McConnell, quit in disgust yet?

Pfffft. There’s shit to fuck up!

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:14:57am

This is a great thread.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:15:01am

re: #220 makeitstop

Brooks can take a seat. He did as much if not more than anyone in enabling this shit storm, and now he’s washing his hands?

Fuck him. He owns this, just like every other conservative who helped drive us into this goddamned ditch we’re in.

Yep. If you identify as a conservative Republican you helped create the Trump Monster.

Nowhere to hide from him. He is gonna ruin your political life too. In a way, I think right now the Trump Monster is more angry at the Republicans than the Democrats. Look out…he has his army of little monsters ready to take you out.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:16:11am

re: #274 Stanley Sea

sad

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:17:58am

re: #235 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Oh good. As a long time grognard nothing pisses me off more than anachronisms.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:19:03am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

I have a co-worker who is a Trumporrhoid. When he starts ranting and raving about FREE MARKET CREEYATES COMPETISHUNS!!!! and GUBMIT STUDENT LOANS IS WHY COLLEGE EDUKASHUNS IS SO HIGH!!!! I want to slap the shit out of him.

Then he starts yammering about how cheap college tuition was back in the day, $12 per credit hour (in the ‘70’s!)

And you point out that that’s because the government, both federal and state, heavily subsidized college tuition back then.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:19:11am

re: #276 Targetpractice

It’s amazing how many “great” and “awesome” ideas that Trump has…which end up being whatever the Congressional GOP manage to cobble together.

I have many beautiful repeal and replace plans! Many! Many wonderful infrastructure plans! Pass them, Mitch! Hey, Junior, watch this put!

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:20:10am

re: #222 Amory Blaine

I’m sick and tired of stupid fucking morons blaming the ACA for premiums rising. Look mother fuckers, I’ve had health insurance for the last 25 FUCKING YEARS. Premiums have been rising every year and sometimes by double fucking digits. I knew in the god dammed 90s that this shit was unsustainable. One more thing, I don’t give a fuck about your bullshit stories about how fucking sweet your insurance was until the ACA. Either you’re a god damned liar or too fucking stupid to know your “insurance” was garbage. Now fuck off!!!

Righteous Rant!!!

I think one reason the Republicans sort of got away with using the premiums rising under Obamacare as a scare tactic was most Americans get insurance through employers and never really looked at the costs. I guess they never understood why their co-pays and deductibles kept going up and up and their coverage (they never looked at) kept getting less and less.

But Obama, the scary man came and suddenly they paid attention to the details and now it was a problem. It left an imprint that insurance bad because Obama, when it was a mess before.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:25:01am

Trump appoints special envoys to deal with North Korea

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Alephnaught  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:25:04am

re: #264 EPR-radar

Driftglass is very diligent about reporting on the latest drivel from David Brooks.

I’ve only been reading Driftglass recently, but it looks like he’s been covering the likes of Mr Brooks for years. I’ve even seen him quoting parts of his own articles from years ago to make the point that none of this behaviour is new.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:25:18am

re: #286 ObserverArt

Yep. All them years it kept going up and up and up. None of my coworkers gave a toss about it because employer was paying. I kept saying that its going to break and the cash is coming out of our pocket. Well, they pay attention now.

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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:26:54am

re: #281 ObserverArt

Yep. If you identify as a conservative Republican you helped create the Trump Monster.

Nowhere to hide from him. He is gonna ruin your political life too. In a way, I think right now the Trump Monster is more angry at the Republicans than the Democrats. Look out…he has his army of little monsters ready to take you out.

Brooks did the exact same thing with Bush after Iraq went sideways - up until then he had his cheerleader skirt and pom-poms, and everything Bush did was the best thing ever and a harbinger of a Golden Age of Conservatism…

Until it wasn’t. Then he both-sided everything to death, and acted like mysterious forces were responsible for the fuckups that anyone with half a brain could see were the direct result of Bush and his minions.

Like Driftglass says it - ‘It was those Republicans…way over there…who did it.’

There’s a reason that NYT turned off comments on Brooks’ columns. So many people called him on his bullshit he couldn’t handle it any more.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:28:09am

re: #222 Amory Blaine

I’m sick and tired of stupid fucking morons blaming the ACA for premiums rising. Look mother fuckers, I’ve had health insurance for the last 25 FUCKING YEARS. Premiums have been rising every year and sometimes by double fucking digits. I knew in the god dammed 90s that this shit was unsustainable. One more thing, I don’t give a fuck about your bullshit stories about how fucking sweet your insurance was until the ACA. Either you’re a god damned liar or too fucking stupid to know your “insurance” was garbage. Now fuck off!!!

But isn’t the problem now, especially, that Trump and the Republicans are sabotaging the ACA so that premiums are/will be skyrocketing because the government isn’t guaranteeing their promised share of the payments?

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:28:10am

Pretty sad that Obama treated Mitch with far more respect than Donnie has….

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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:28:38am

re: #288 Alephnaught

I’ve only been reading Driftglass recently, but it looks like he’s been covering the likes of Mr Brooks for years. I’ve even seen him quoting parts of his own articles from years ago to make the point that none of this behaviour is new.

Drifty specializes in taking down Brooks, Douthat, and Matthew Dowd. And he does yeoman’s work on all three.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:29:25am

re: #292 b.d. (bill d.)

Pretty sad that Obama treated Mitch with far more respect than Donnie has….

I think that’s the case for pretty much everyone.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:30:35am

Conservatives will just pretend they’re “independents” or libertarians until they can take credit for something good. Just like they did with Bush. Elected twice but nary a Bush voter to be found. Maybe there’s one over here. Nope. Let me check under there. No again. Where have all the Bush voters gone? Cowards, all.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:31:41am

re: #275 wrenchwench

Our ‘furanda’, attached to the bedroom window, has hog wire and heavy-duty nylon screening that works even when there’s a loose cat out there. The Manx likes to ‘sharpen’ his teeth on the hog wire when it’s time to intimidate.

That breed seems to carry a deep cat aggression trait. Afraid to see if that’s dogs and possums and rats and… That cat stays in if possible. Sweet with people tho.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:32:07am

re: #295 Amory Blaine

Conservatives will just pretend they’re “independents” or libertarians until they can take credit for something good. Just like they did with Bush. Elected twice but nary a Bush voter to be found. Maybe there’s one over here. Nope. Let me check under there. No again. Where have all the Bush voters gone? Cowards, all.

Always first to take credit, always last to admit fault.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:32:14am

re: #280 MsJ

That was well done. I’m not great with numbers and I digested that easier than I thought I would.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:33:22am

GAH

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:34:04am

re: #266 Interesting Times

Is this the one?

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Still waiting for the “It is I” cartoon…

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:34:51am

I like telling Bush voters they have no right to complain about taxes until every last fucking penny has been paid for Iraq.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:35:25am

re: #283 Romantic Heretic

Oh good. As a long time grognard nothing pisses me off more than anachronisms.

Taking an old US war surplus tank, slapping a black cross on it and calling it a Tiger is like taking an old Dodge Dart, putting a Mercedes star on the hood and calling it an SLK roadster…

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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:35:25am

re: #288 Alephnaught

I’ve only been reading Driftglass recently, but it looks like he’s been covering the likes of Mr Brooks for years. I’ve even seen him quoting parts of his own articles from years ago to make the point that none of this behaviour is new.

Driftglass is renowned as the world’s leading Brooksologist

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:35:43am

re: #291 Hecuba’s daughter

But isn’t the problem now, especially, that Trump and the Republicans are sabotaging the ACA so that premiums are/will be skyrocketing because the government isn’t guaranteeing their promised share of the payments?

trumps own actions causing hike in health insurance premiums

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:37:06am

Hahahaha stop your killing me…. Pretty low bar guys. My god has it really come to this? Why yes it has.

Sam Jayne / Axios
Here’s one of the most intriguing — and consequential — theories circulating inside the White House:
axios.com
The generals, the New Yorkers and Republican congressional leaders see themselves as an unofficial committee to protect Trump and the nation from disaster. This loose alliance is informal.These officials see their successes mostly in terms of bad decisions prevented, rather than accomplishments chalked up:

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:37:51am

re: #274 Stanley Sea

sad

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I am now reminded of an old phrase.

Trump sits around and does nothing “like a bump on a log.”

Haven’t seen that ol’ gem used in forever. But it works again.

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:38:26am

Thread

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:39:04am

re: #286 ObserverArt

Righteous Rant!!!

I think one reason the Republicans sort of got away with using the premiums rising under Obamacare as a scare tactic was most Americans get insurance through employers and never really looked at the costs. I guess they never understood why their co-pays and deductibles kept going up and up and their coverage (they never looked at) kept getting less and less.

But Obama, the scary man came and suddenly they paid attention to the details and now it was a problem. It left an imprint that insurance bad because Obama, when it was a mess before.

GOP lies from before implementation of ACA until now, ignoring that costs were rising by double digits before ACA but slowed after ACA implemented (and current spike in premiums is entirely due to Trump sabotaging CSRs).

GOP lies also deflect attention from their own actions - like refusing to expand Medicaid, which would further stabilize costs.

The ACA expanded transparency to the system, so we know more about health costs than before - and the GOP is exploiting what we now know of health costs as a claim that it is broken and that ACA is to blame.

None of these lies are sustainable and are disproven, but they take more time.

So what we get is Trump promising during the campaign that he’d come up with a better plan than Obamacare that covers more and costs less, and then never does anything beyond the empty platitude. Congressional GOPers who had years to propose a plan are all like - where’s my vaporware/malware dude?! And lo and behold, the GOP produces crap sandwiches and shit on a stick and calls it Trumpcare v.x… It’s all the same nonsensical ravings from lunatics who don’t understand how the concept of insurance works.

They think that healthy people shouldn’t be subsidizing costs for everyone else, when that’s how all insurance works. It’s predicated on having a large enough pool of people to cover costs for payouts - whether it’s life insurance, car insurance, renter’s insurance, home insurance, or health insurance.

Every single GOPer from Ryan and McConnell on down either ignore how insurance works, or they don’t know (and don’t care).

It’s all so much bullshit that even Bullshit Mountain needs another mountain of bullshit to handle the flow.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:40:07am

North Korea called Trump “senile” and “bereft of reason”.

North Korea has accused Donald Trump of acting “senile” while he takes a working vacation “on the golf links.”

General Kim Rak-gyom, commander of the North’s strategic rocket forces, insulted the US President in response to his threat to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against the reclusive state.

In comments made via state media, Mr Kim said Mr Trump was “extremely getting on the nerves” of his soldiers by making comments showing his “senility” again.

He said “sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason who is going senile.”

I don’t know about anyone else here, but it makes me a little uncomfortable when I find myself in agreement with the DPRK.

independent.co.uk

Yeah, I know…….stopped clock and all that, but still.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:40:22am

re: #273 ObserverArt

Now the pig people are after McConnell. Probably Ryan too.

To think they are actually calling McConnell a liberal.

i’m not really quibbling, i dont think

i mean, sure they’re not getting what they want
no one (sane) can actually believe he’s changed his position on anything
he just cant deliver

it seems like theyre using liberal as a slur. not as as he’s now ‘literally’ a liberal
could just as well be (insert your favorite slur here)

then again, what do i know?

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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:41:52am

re: #272 makeitstop

I read most of it. Brooks may well be correct.

That said - go back and read what Brooks was writing before Trump was elected. He was cheerleading and covering for Trump and pushing the anti-Clinton narrative that helped to damage her campaign.

And now that the guy that he cheered for and propped up and helped get elected has turned out to be the complete fuckup everyone here knew he was going to be, he wants to walk away, just like that?

No. Just fucking no. He helped bring all this about. He gets no excuse note. Nope.

Brooks did the exact same pattern in relation to W Bush. Brooks was the biggest W cheerleader on the planet, until the accumulated weight of W’s disasters couldn’t be ignored. After that, Brooks shamelessly turned both-siderist.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:42:06am

re: #305 Unshaken Defiance

Hahahaha stop your killing me…. Pretty low bar guys. My god has it really come to this? Why yes it has.
These officials see their successes mostly in terms of bad decisions prevented, rather than accomplishments chalked up:

sure - because there’s a daily deluge of the former and zero of the latter

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:42:34am

re: #308 lawhawk

I think its more sinister than that. They want you paying into a system that doesn’t provide what it promises. In other words they want you to pay and pay, then to die and die quickly lest you be lulled by the hammock of sloth.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:42:59am

re: #309 Dr Lizardo

If Kim told me that the sun rose in the East this morning, I’d have to check other sources.

If I was staring East and watched the sun rise, and Kim told me that the sun was rising in the East, I’d say “Yep.”

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:43:13am
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:44:08am

re: #304 dangerman

Very Page worthy especially with this direct link. Kaisers family page, no pundits no AP.
kff.org

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:44:32am

re: #313 Amory Blaine

I think its more sinister than that. They want you paying into a system that doesn’t provide what it promises. In other words they want you to pay and pay, then to die and die quickly lest you be lulled by the hammock of sloth.

Cull the poors.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:45:10am

When Paul Ryan looks at you, he doesn’t see a person. He sees a sack of meat that needs to be exploited by his betters.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:46:12am

re: #315 FormerDirtDart

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Oh goodie, another round of empty threats approaches.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:46:18am

re: #282 Eclectic Cyborg

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I know there is a previous Trump tweet for everything opposite Trump tweets today. Sure does seem like there is also a Simpson’s episode bit for him now too.

I never watched much of the Simpsons, but they had/have it covered.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:46:33am

re: #317 Unshaken Defiance

Cull the poors.

For folks who don’t believe in biological evolution, they sure do love them some Social Darwinism, I’ll say that.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:46:58am

re: #319 Targetpractice

Oh goodie, another round of empty threats approaches.

He’ll have red lines coming out of his ass!

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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:47:21am

re: #318 Amory Blaine

When Paul Ryan looks at you, he doesn’t see a person. He sees a sack of meat that needs to be exploited by his betters.

That’s the position of mainstream GOP ‘fiscal conservatives’.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:47:27am

re: #315 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]WH pool is headed to Bedminster where we’re told to expect @realDonaldTrump to speak on cam after national security meeting

“speak on cam” about what exactly?

he gave his NK pronouncement while in a meeting on opioids
so does this mean hes speaking about nat sec?
or that after meeting about nat sec, he’s gonna talk about golf?

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:48:07am

re: #278 MsJ

Thanks! That’s not it but it’s close enough. Maybe I am misrememberin’ and that IS it. At this point, I am doubting my own mind.

Maybe this?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:49:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:50:24am

re: #326 FormerDirtDart

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First make it difficult-to-impossible for people to vote, then revoke their voting rights for not voting.

Win-win situation, right?

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:50:50am

re: #299 MsJ

GAH

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I bet no one watches O’Really now. He needed the Fox tent. On his own he will just wither away.

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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:51:09am

re: #319 Targetpractice

Oh goodie, another round of empty threats approaches.

Per this article it looks like North Korea is threatening to launch missiles into the sea near Guam. If that is done, the US pretty much has to respond, and tr*mp will do it incompetently. theatlantic.com

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:52:30am

re: #325 ObserverArt

Nah, that’s definitely not it. That’s not a good doggy!

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:52:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:54:22am

re: #328 ObserverArt

I bet no one watches O’Really now. He needed the Fox tent. On his own he will just wither away.

He will have a following among those who find that Fox is not conservative or sexist enough…

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:54:58am

The Agitprop Brigade at Faux News is nothing if not predictable.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:55:51am

I had no idea what I was craving. So I tried the lamb burger with tzatziki, olives, sprouts, tomato, and ‘creamy herb cheese’.

How could I have not known!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:57:28am

re: #335 wrenchwench

I had no idea what I was craving. So I tried the lamb burger with tzatziki, olives, sprouts, tomato, and ‘creamy herb cheese’.

How could I have not known!

Introduced a student of mine to Oreos and milk a couple weeks back.

Oh yeah, she loved it.

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:57:37am
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Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:57:46am

re: #332 MsJ

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Stickier & stickier

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:59:10am

re: #305 Unshaken Defiance

Hahahaha stop your killing me…. Pretty low bar guys. My god has it really come to this? Why yes it has.

The generals, the New Yorkers and Republican congressional leaders see themselves as an unofficial committee to protect Trump and the nation from disaster. This loose alliance is informal.These officials see their successes mostly in terms of bad decisions prevented, rather than accomplishments chalked up

In fairness… those are indeed successes. My unlimited admiration for Bush the Elder is based almost entirely on the disasters we avoided during his term — you’d have had to be paying really close attention to realize how likely those disasters were, how almost inevitable, and how skillfully he had to maneuver to prevent them.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:59:42am

re: #336 Dr Lizardo

Introduced a student of mine to Oreos and milk a couple weeks back.

Oh yeah, she loved it.

You are the best of teachers.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:59:57am

re: #310 dangerman

i’m not really quibbling, i dont think

i mean, sure they’re not getting what they want
no one (sane) can actually believe he’s changed his position on anything
he just cant deliver

it seems like theyre using liberal as a slur. not as as he’s now ‘literally’ a liberal
could just as well be (insert your favorite slur here)

then again, what do i know?

It was used in a commercial for one of the Alabama GOP senate candidates. So in a way I think it was meant as both a slur and his legislating is too ‘liberal.”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:01:09am

re: #336 Dr Lizardo

Introduced a student of mine to Oreos and milk a couple weeks back.

Oh yeah, she loved it.

Some things they don’t teach teachers in school to teach. You just kinda have to be a natural at it.

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:01:26am

re: #308 lawhawk

Every single GOPer from Ryan and McConnell on down either ignore how insurance works, or they don’t know (and don’t care).

It’s all so much bullshit that even Bullshit Mountain needs another mountain of bullshit to handle the flow.

They know how it works. They absolutely know. But they find benefit in pretending not to.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:01:56am

re: #308 lawhawk

as i said the other day, though i cant find the post

few predicted trump was going to win. he could but the likelihood was not

i think the r’s figured theyd posture a few more years either 4 or 8, and then let it slowly die by saying “sorry we tried, nothin’ we can do, its too entrenched now.”

then they won both houses and the oval and it became obvious for all to see there *never* was a plan - it was all bluster under cover that any dem president would veto anything that passed and there wouldnt be a veto proof majority

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:02:53am
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MsJ  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:04:36am

re: #345 Kragar

Yeah…I don’t know what that means.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:05:57am

re: #340 wrenchwench

You are the best of teachers.

I’d mentioned it a week or so earlier, so that day, I just brought a box of Oreos and some milk (two 1-liter packs - cold, of course) and she pretty much got instantly addicted.

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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:07:08am

re: #339 sagehen

In fairness… those are indeed successes. My unlimited admiration for Bush the Elder is based almost entirely on the disasters we avoided during his term — you’d have had to be paying really close attention to realize how likely those disasters were, how almost inevitable, and how skillfully he had to maneuver to prevent them.

What a contrast with tr*mp, who could find innumerable rakes to step on even after being teleported to Mars.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:07:32am
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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:07:50am

re: #347 Dr Lizardo

I’d mentioned it a week or so earlier, so that day, I just brought a box of Oreos and some milk (two 1-liter packs - cold, of course) and she pretty much got instantly addicted.

God damn bless the pusherman.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:08:40am

re: #346 MsJ

Yeah…I don’t know what that means.

You only don’t know what that means because you actually know what’s going on. In base speak, McConnell is part of Washington, and is part of what is wrong. He’s now in impediment to Trump achieving glory on this country and must be removed.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:09:00am

re: #345 Kragar

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If “swamp” means sane then no, Donald has not gone swamp…

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:10:03am

re: #258 Sir John Barron

Donald, on the golf course, tells Congress to “get back to work”.

This is some special kind of derp.

He’s got a Bullshit Pulpit.

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:12:58am
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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:13:15am

re: #344 dangerman

as i said the other day, though i cant find the post

few predicted trump was going to win. he could but the likelihood was not

i think the r’s figured theyd posture a few more years either 4 or 8, and then let it slowly die by saying “sorry we tried, nothin’ we can do, its too entrenched now.”

then they won both houses and the oval and it became obvious for all to see there *never* was a plan - it was all bluster under cover that any dem president would veto anything that passed and there wouldnt be a veto proof majority

I think this GOP dysfunction applies to more than health care. It applies to everything. They don’t even have a plan for tax cuts, which is like the grand inquisitor showing up for a witch burning without a sermon to justify the murder.

There used to be a pipeline where stupid conservative ideas would get polished into some semblance of plausibility in their think tanks, and then when they got into power they’d march forward with that irritating inevitability of the W Bush years.

That’s all obsolete, since pandering to the irrational resentments of the GOP base is now the only path forward for ambitious GOPers.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:14:47am

re: #350 wrenchwench

God damn bless the pusherman.

excellent ref

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:16:00am
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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:17:08am

re: #331 MsJ

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:18:37am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:21:04am

Dumbass. These are all Trump crimes.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:21:07am

re: #355 EPR-radar

I think this GOP dysfunction applies to more than health care. It applies to everything. They don’t even have a plan for tax cuts, which is like the grand inquisitor showing up for a witch burning without a sermon to justify the murder.

There used to be a pipeline where stupid conservative ideas would get polished into some semblance of plausibility in their think tanks, and then when they got into power they’d march forward with that irritating inevitability of the W Bush years.

That’s all obsolete, since pandering to the irrational resentments of the GOP base is now the only path forward for ambitious GOPers.

i agree, and they dont have a plan for tax cuts, infrastructure, etc, for the same reason. they didnt think theyd be in this position so they didnt need to do the homework.

fighting health care was a marketing/fund raising tool. something recent and tangible they could point to and keep on bludgeoning all through obama’s term. *he* did it, we’ll fix it.

tax cuts were always understood to be part of the platform. but not a sexy, compelling enough rallying cry

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:24:18am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:24:20am

re: #337 Kragar

Damn. Remember when Obama won Indiana?

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:25:18am
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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:27:49am

I had no idea those donuts were so evil.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:28:22am

re: #363 JordanRules

Damn. Remember when Obama won Indiana?

Can’t let anything like that happen again…

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:30:36am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:31:59am

re: #357 Kragar

If you want the Statue of Liberty to be a non-partisan symbol of America, don’t make her central to your case against immigration reform.

— John Carney

Translation: Don’t attack our hatred of immigrants by mentioning the stupid Statue of Liberty.

/

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:35:03am

re: #367 jaunte

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How does Gorka have a job? He can’t even get clearance?

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:35:07am

re: #366 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Can’t let anything like that happen again…

From the Onion, Nov 2006:
theonion.com

VOL 42 ISSUE 45
Republicans Blame Election Losses On Democrats

WASHINGTON, DC—Republican officials are blaming tonight’s GOP losses on Democrats, who they claim have engaged in a wide variety of “aggressive, premeditated, anti-Republican campaigns” over the past six-to-18 months. “We have evidence of a well-organized, well-funded series of operations designed specifically to undermine our message, depict our past performance in a negative light, and drive Republicans out of office,” said Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman, who accused an organization called the Democratic National Committee of spearheading the nationwide effort. “There are reports of television spots, print ads, even volunteers going door-to-door encouraging citizens to vote against us.” Acknowledging that the “damage has already been done,” Mehlman is seeking a promise from Democrats to never again engage in similar practices.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:35:21am

re: #367 jaunte

A deputy assistant who CANT GET SECURITY CLEARANCES fighting with the Secretary of State. Gorka the Fabulist (who blocked me!) doesn’t think that a Sec. State should communicate military policy when military action is diplomacy by other means. They’re interrelated and diplomacy is meant to prevent the need for the military to act. Likewise, the threat of military action can bring about a diplomatic solution when used properly.

Gorka and Trump don’t have a clue how any of this works, and Gorka should never be allowed anywhere near the WH because of his issues - to say nothing of the fact that he’s a Nazi sympathizer.

Mind you, Gorka the Fabulist wasn’t able to get a security clearance in the Trump White House, which is full of people like Jared whose security clearance should have been revoked for criminal violations long ago (and never have been issued one in the first place).

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:36:22am

re: #369 b.d. (bill d.)

He has a job because he’s a suckup lickspittle toadying Nazi.

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:37:49am

Resting eye-roll face.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:39:22am

CHRIST THIS ASSHOLE

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:39:26am

Former GOP Senator begging to have Trump locked up in a padded room cell.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:40:23am

So I caught a bit of Louise Mensch’s schtick on twitter earlier today. She was busy tweeting about the line of succession, and mysteriously jumped from Orrin Hatch to Mattis.

After Trump, you’ve got Pence and then Ryan. From there:

3 President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch (R)
4 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R)
5 Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R)
6 Secretary of Defense James Mattis (I)
7 Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R)
8 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (R)
9 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (R)
10 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (R)
11 Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta (R)
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price (R)
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (R)

This is well understood and yet she gets basic info wrong. Yet, we’re going to believe that she’s got the dirt on the indictments, or the process of how the federal courts and the federal investigations are proceeding and what they’re acting upon, whereas Preet Bharara doesn’t?

Yeech. I need a shower.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:40:27am

re: #374 The Vicious Babushka

CHRIST THIS ASSHOLE

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:42:31am
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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:43:10am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:44:40am

He’s never gonna shut the fuck up is he?

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:46:29am

re: #374 The Vicious Babushka

CHRIST THIS ASSHOLE

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Like I said, more empty threats. Donny, buddy, you’re making Lil Kim look like the rational one right now.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:46:58am

re: #365 wrenchwench

I had no idea those donuts were so evil.

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I only eat god fearin’ high fructose corn syrup. The way the good lord intended.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:47:01am

re: #380 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s never gonna shut the fuck up is he?

Even after he’s out of office.

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darthstar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:47:15am

re: #16 teleskiguy

UpChuck!

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Truth be told, I have no idea what my IQ is, never took a test. Don’t care. IQ is a stupid fucking metric.

He finally disappeared into the noise. I’m okay with that. I’m sure he’s real popular on MySpace.

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:48:20am

re: #384 darthstar

He finally disappeared into the noise. I’m okay with that. I’m sure he’s real popular on MySpace.

Isn’t MySpace still big in Russia?

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:49:59am
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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:50:00am

First I thought TBogg was talking about the latest Trump belch.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:55:46am

I agree!!

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:56:34am
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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:57:10am
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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:58:29am

re: #376 lawhawk

So I caught a bit of Louise Mensch’s schtick on twitter earlier today. She was busy tweeting about the line of succession, and mysteriously jumped from Orrin Hatch to Mattis.

[Embedded content]

After Trump, you’ve got Pence and then Ryan. From there:

3 President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch (R)
4 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R)
5 Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R)
6 Secretary of Defense James Mattis (I)
7 Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R)
8 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (R)
9 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (R)
10 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (R)
11 Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta (R)
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price (R)
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (R)

This is well understood and yet she gets basic info wrong. Yet, we’re going to believe that she’s got the dirt on the indictments, or the process of how the federal courts and the federal investigations are proceeding and what they’re acting upon, whereas Preet Bharara doesn’t?

Yeech. I need a shower.

Maybe the assumption is that Tillerson and Mnuchin would some how be wrapped up in the imaginary GOP RICO indictment? But your list is correct, the level of ignorance is rather amazing.

If we ever end up in a situation where we are possibly looking the presidency being filled by the Speaker of the House, let alone the President Pro Tem of the Senate, we are going to be staring at a constitutional crisis that would make a collaboration between Aaron Sorkin and Vince Flynn seem tame in comparison.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:00:07pm
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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:00:42pm

re: #388 b.d. (bill d.)

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I agree!!

Yes! Replace him with a Trump cultist that has no handle on the legislative process.

Nancy Smash would drink his milkshake, every day.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:01:09pm

re: #387 jaunte

And also the humorless of the left. We aren’t allowed to be snarky about their sacred objects. Must worship green lady!
— John Carney

Oh, so his argument is “snarky” and not meant to be serious then?

Is he actually attacking the Statue of Liberty as the “green lady” that “only” Leftists “worship”? The wingnut right sure is demented. And rather scary.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:02:58pm

i apologize in advance for not remembering who posted the slow roasted summer tomato recipe in the last few days.

in any event

thank you, thank you, thank you

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:03:09pm

re: #391 KGxvi

Maybe the assumption is that Tillerson and Mnuchin would some how be wrapped up in the imaginary GOP RICO indictment? But your list is correct, the level of ignorance is rather amazing.

If we ever end up in a situation where we are possibly looking the presidency being filled by the Speaker of the House, let alone the President Pro Tem of the Senate, we are going to be staring at a constitutional crisis that would make a collaboration between Aaron Sorkin and Vince Flynn seem tame in comparison.

Literally, it only takes 2 seconds to type and see the answer. Nobody can be that stupid.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:04:02pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:04:40pm

re: #388 b.d. (bill d.)

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I agree!!

Right, great idea Donny, throw your Congressional majority into ever greater chaos and then blame them when nothing gets done. I’m sure that will do wonders next year.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:04:52pm

re: #394 Sir John Barron

Oh, so his argument is “snarky” and not meant to be serious then?

Is he actually attacking the Statue of Liberty as the “green lady” that “only” Leftists “worship”? The wingnut right sure is demented. And rather scary.

Typically, he’s recognized that he’s argued himself into a stupidbox, and is trying to blame everyone else for it.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:06:35pm

re: #397 Stanley Sea

…and it was wonderful!

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:06:49pm

re: #398 Targetpractice

Right, great idea Donny, throw your Congressional majority into ever greater chaos and then blame them when nothing gets done. I’m sure that will do wonders next year.

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Has anyone told Donnie that he really doesn’t want to lose The House either…….like REALLY doesn’t want to lose The House…

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:07:52pm

re: #396 Single-handed sailor

But the Marshal of the SCOTUS has all the power and will make it so! //

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:07:54pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:08:05pm

re: #400 Single-handed sailor

…and it was wonderful!

And we didn’t drop dead on the sidewalks.

He’s such a fucking idiot

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:09:51pm

My hunch is that Donnie won’t be venturing west of the Mississippi River for a while.

Bravery!

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:10:35pm

re: #390 jaunte

[Embedded content]Trump really has no idea how trade deficits work. He is now attacking China again even though we need them with North Korea. #maga #wtf

this is actually multi sided

- he doesnt understand trade deficits per se

- he doenst understand the interconnectedness of the levers of power and diplomacy

- and he still cant get through his thick skull that foreign relations are not transactional

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:10:45pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:15:36pm
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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:16:35pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:17:48pm

re: #408 FormerDirtDart

I got a 15-0 vote! 15! Unaminmous! Obama never got unaminomous vote!

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:18:26pm
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:18:32pm

re: #403 FormerDirtDart

“It will scare the pants off you!”

Even if you’re wearing a dress.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:18:56pm

re: #408 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]Trump three days ago: The fake media won’t talk about how important the sanctions were
Trump today: The sanctions won’t be that effective

he’s trying to kill us all by double-take whiplash

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Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:22:55pm

re: #408 FormerDirtDart

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He. Is. Addled.

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:24:49pm

re: #392 FormerDirtDart

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The thing with these kinds of allegations is that they only make it that much more difficult for real victims to come forward…

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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:26:29pm
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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:28:50pm
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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:31:21pm

re: #404 Stanley Sea

And we didn’t drop dead on the sidewalks.

He’s such a fucking idiot

I have a feeling Donny would have been one of those people that on their first acid trip would think of things in such a different manner than his usual thoughts of greed and control. His past might also enter into it and it would all have caused him to lose his shit big time and end up crying like a baby.

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m0nkeyb0y  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:33:30pm

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹

Holy crap. Those are bloody expensive. #14 welding glasses (which are quite sufficient) are only five dollars. They will also work over the lens/light sensor of a camera.

You got me poking around and found these:
amazon.com

I just mapped out on graph paper that I can cut this up to cover the three sets of binoculars I have around the house.

Our family of 5 is dashing up to Wyoming from Denver area to see how close we can get to totality. Hacking my binoculars with your inspiration is a nice upgrade over the cheap eclipse glasses we already have. Thanks!

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Interesting Times  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:34:36pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:35:33pm

re: #420 Interesting Times

Heh:

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Acosta!! lol

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:36:06pm

re: #412 Belafon

“It will scare the pants off you!”

Even if you’re wearing a dress.

It will scare the sleeves off your dress…

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:38:04pm

re: #417 Kragar

2010’s: “Obama’s ineffective at diplomacy!”
2017: “Trump has control of the nukes!”

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:38:42pm

re: #369 b.d. (bill d.)

How does Gorka have a job? He can’t even get clearance?

Yes. Get that motherfucker the hell away from our White House.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:38:59pm
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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:39:00pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:41:28pm

re: #374 The Vicious Babushka

CHRIST THIS ASSHOLE

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tr*mp stupidly poured gasoline on a fire, and this is the result. North Korea has pretty much locked itself into firing missiles supposedly intended to land near Guam but not on it.

Just about any US administration would view this as sufficient provocation for a major strike on North Korea. A competent US administration would have a reasonable chance of preventing this from escalating into all-out war with China.

With the bozos we actually have in charge, escalation to Chinese involvement seems certain.

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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:41:38pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:42:12pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:42:37pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:47:13pm
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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:49:23pm

buzzfeed.com

[Diplomats] also believe Trump’s foreign policy is chiefly driven by an obsession with unravelling Barack Obama’s policies. “It’s his only real position,” one European diplomat said. “He will ask: ‘Did Obama approve this?’ And if the answer is affirmative, he will say: ‘We don’t.’ He won’t even want to listen to the arguments or have a debate. He is obsessed with Obama.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:50:11pm

re: #431 Stanley Sea

Reporter: “What would be tougher than fire and fury?”

Flame and rage?

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wrenchwench  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:52:00pm

re: #433 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Flame and rage?

I picture the tiny hands lighting a match, then I hear ‘Goddamnit!’ when he burns a little finger.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:52:02pm

re: #433 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Flame and rage?

A Trump buyout.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:52:38pm

re: #431 Stanley Sea

Diamond and Silk?

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:53:06pm

re: #433 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Flame and rage?

Fire and blood. The words of House Targaryean.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 12:54:54pm

re: #403 FormerDirtDart

Youtube and chill
Invasion U.S.A.

Damn them…what a ripoff.
They ‘Bobby Ewing’d’ us

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gocart mozart  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:02:47pm
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dangerman  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:05:30pm

re: #369 b.d. (bill d.)

How does Gorka have a job? He can’t even get clearance?

“do you even have clearance, bro?”

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Chrysicat  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:08:57pm

re: #225 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Summer has gone on holiday in Germany, 60° degrees and rainy all day, might clear up a bit but temps will be down into the 50’s…

Similar situation here in Colorado where temps have topped in the high 70s for long enough I was hoping it was an early autumn.

No such luck, unfortunately, and we’re headed back above 90 beginning next Tuesday…

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2017 • 1:47:54pm

re: #439 gocart mozart

Oh crap that’s funny…..!


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