The Bob Cesca Show: Fire Fire Fire

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

Fire Fire Fire: Kimberley A. Johnson, author of Peyton’s Choice, joins us today; Half of Republicans are okay with postponing the 2020 election; Creepy Stephen Miller continues to crush on Trump; North Korea calls Trump’s bluff; The Cuban Missile Crisis Test; Pastor Jeffress says the Bible permits nuclear attacks; Missing the ocean and hitting Guam; Paul Manafort hit with a predawn raid at his home; The next predawn raid; Mitch McConnell is Trump’s Frenemy of the Week; and much more.

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315 comments

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:37:47pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:39:02pm
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:39:14pm

re: #1 Kragar

He’s a stone cold idiot.

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:39:47pm

re: #1 Kragar

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J. F. C.
*headdesks*

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:40:22pm

re: #1 Kragar

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:41:39pm

So we learned that none of Trump’s staff knew he was going to break out the “fire, fur(r)y, and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before”, line. They tried to walk it back, and today he doubled down.

I guess the Drumpf hasn’t read his history books (big surprise!).

Here’s Castle Bravo, a 15 megaton shot using a device called “the shrimp”:

en.wikipedia.org

The biggest cracker we have left in our inventory is the B-83, which has a maximum yield of 1.2 megatons, or in Drumpf’s lingo, Magatons!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:41:47pm

re: #2 Dave In Austin

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OK, so maybe they should have just bought dozens of plain ol’ Krispy Kremes to placate the Nina-ettes…

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:48:07pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:50:04pm

re: #1 Kragar

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First of all, Bernie, if you seriously buy the White House staff’s excuses that this is Trump trying to provoke action by China, you’re a moron.

And second, hand over that “peacenik” card, fucker, you just forfeited it (again).

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:50:40pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon 🌹

They did tho.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 10, 2017 • 9:55:16pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon 🌹

OK, so maybe they should have just bought dozens of plain ol’ Krispy Kremes to placate the Nina-ettes…

I have an idea — let’s bomb North Korea with donuts. Once the people get a taste, they’ll overthrow the Kim regime just to get more.
/

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:04:02pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:07:17pm

I’ll just put this here. It’s a reminder.

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austin_blue  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:16:03pm

The coach has turned into a pumpkin. Night all, sweet dreams!

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:17:06pm
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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:18:01pm

re: #3 JordanRules

He’s a stone cold idiot.

True, he is, but the article is from April.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:20:05pm

If you could see the look on my face right now……….

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:21:17pm

re: #17 Dave In Austin

If you could see the look on my face right now……….

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W
T
F?!

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allegro  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:23:18pm

I very much want to go g’night but I have two awake 8 week old kittens. Do you know how fucking AWAKE two 8 week old kittens can be?!

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:28:40pm
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Teukka  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:29:18pm

re: #19 allegro

I very much want to go g’night but I have two awake 8 week old kittens. Do you know how fucking AWAKE two 8 week old kittens can be?!

I know how AWAKE one such can be at 5 in the mornin’…

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I cannot.  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:30:21pm

re: #18 Targetpractice

W
T
F?!

Sweet. Savory. Salty.

An extremely unorthodox combination of ingredients though…

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:31:15pm
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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:31:53pm

re: #19 allegro

I very much want to go g’night but I have two awake 8 week old kittens. Do you know how fucking AWAKE two 8 week old kittens can be?!

Back when I was in High School, my mom would take in rescue cats. It was my job to get them used to being around people, which meant I would spend several weeks with a feral cat in a closed bedroom. During this time, I would teach them to use the litter box, the joys of fresh food and water, and with the help of a denim jacket and some garden gloves, that being touched by a human could be a good thing.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:35:26pm
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:38:26pm

re: #16 BeachDem

Thanks! I did not catch that. His old idiocy is a meh after such a shitty news day.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:40:53pm
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allegro  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:41:45pm

re: #24 Kragar

Back when I was in High School, my mom would take in rescue cats. It was my job to get them used to being around people, which meant I would spend several weeks with a feral cat in a closed bedroom. During this time, I would teach them to use the litter box, the joys of fresh food and water, and with the help of a denim jacket and some garden gloves, that being touched by a human could be a good thing.

Any experience with a recently (but fully) weaned kitten who is persistent af in sucking and kneading my neck at 4am?

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:43:44pm

re: #20 Kragar

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Kinky.

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:46:50pm

re: #13 teleskiguy

First, I’m fairly sure he was talking about Burr.

Second, our electoral system is quite different than what Hamilton and the other Framers had in mind. Hamilton argued that electors should be chosen at the district level and that they should not be bound to a particular candidate.

Third, I doubt they envisioned a nation with 330 million people living in it. The 1790 census counted about 3.9 million, which is about the population of the city of Los Angeles today. It is actually fairly amazing that we operate under mostly the same structure today as we did then

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:48:06pm

re: #28 allegro

Any experience with a recently (but fully) weaned kitten who is persistent af in sucking and kneading my neck at 4am?

Nope

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:48:42pm

OK, I’m not one to go to “venues” to attend “events” but I can imagine this information caused a number corporate heads to slump in their seats, and emit a long deep muttered sigh of “fuuuuuuuuuuuuck”

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:48:51pm

re: #15 Kragar

The League of Conservation Voters? For real? Once again, we see that the RWNJ masterminds do not have a clue who the “radical leftists” really are.

Pretty funny that one of the smoking guns was the “like” for Saul Alinsky on one of their fake Facebook pages, which is still more evidence of utter cluelessness.

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freetoken  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:49:44pm

Lots of, um, creative license in the following, which is not from 1935 but from a few years later:

California (1935)

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:53:45pm

re: #32 FormerDirtDart

Not to mention the people who buy the tickets. When does an antitrust lawsuit get filed? Oh, wait…

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:53:47pm

re: #32 FormerDirtDart

I wonder if anyone will have the testicular fortitude to go after Amazon under the antitrust laws. I doubt it, it seems like we’ve given up on that after the Microsoft case, but damn…

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2017 • 10:55:58pm

re: #36 KGxvi

*antitrust*

JINX

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I cannot.  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:00:18pm

re: #36 KGxvi

There’s no reason why the DoJ would go after Amazon, I mean, Bezos and Trump are best buddies…

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:00:31pm

re: #34 freetoken

Lots of, um, creative license in the following, which is not from 1935 but from a few years later:

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Video

Great film, a time capsule. Judging by the cars and aircraft shown I would guess it was made about 1948.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:01:42pm

re: #38 I cannot.

There’s no reason why the DoJ would go after Amazon, I mean, Bezos and Trump are best buddies…

And Bezos owns The Washington Post, a vaunted *fake news* outlet.

Life is weird.

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:08:04pm

We got some rain! Yay!

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:15:20pm

re: #23 FormerDirtDart

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:17:44pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:20:06pm

re: #6 austin_blue

So we learned that none of Trump’s staff knew he was going to break out the “fire, fur(r)y, and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before”, line. They tried to walk it back, and today he doubled down.

I guess the Drumpf hasn’t read his history books (big surprise!).

Here’s Castle Bravo, a 15 megaton shot using a device called “the shrimp”:

en.wikipedia.org

The biggest cracker we have left in our inventory is the B-83, which has a maximum yield of 1.2 megatons, or in Drumpf’s lingo, Magatons!

And the Castle Bravo shot’s legacy continues to reverberate in popular culture, thanks to Ishirō Honda’s 1954 flick Gojira.

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:22:05pm

re: #30 KGxvi

First, I’m fairly sure he was talking about Burr.

Second, our electoral system is quite different than what Hamilton and the other Framers had in mind. Hamilton argued that electors should be chosen at the district level and that they should not be bound to a particular candidate.

Third, I doubt they envisioned a nation with 330 million people living in it. The 1790 census counted about 3.9 million, which is about the population of the city of Los Angeles today. It is actually fairly amazing that we operate under mostly the same structure today as we did then

Of that 3.9 million, 700K were slaves. There was a grand total of 807,000 free white males over the age of 16. Maybe 1 in 3 could read and write.

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sagehen  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:23:45pm

re: #36 KGxvi

I wonder if anyone will have the testicular fortitude to go after Amazon under the antitrust laws. I doubt it, it seems like we’ve given up on that after the Microsoft case, but damn…

If I were waving my anti-trust magic wand, Sinclair Media would be at the top of my list.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:34:09pm
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:34:35pm

re: #46 sagehen

Most definitely!!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:41:32pm

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:43:24pm
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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:44:39pm

re: #49 The Ghost of a Flea

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:46:30pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:48:40pm

re: #49 The Ghost of a Flea

What an amazing and beautiful tribute.
I am so sorry for your lost and so happy for the life you shared together. And thank you for sharing a piece of it with us tonight.
Sleep well.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:52:00pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

The old lady at the end, missing some teeth, talking reason.

*shudder*

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:52:41pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

Son, I’m not smart enough to be President. You’re not smart enough to be President. He damn sure isn’t smart enough. None of us should be President!!!!
Do you want your Doctor to know big words? Actually, he might not…

I don’t even know anymore. SMDH

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2017 • 11:55:31pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

I can’t watch it. I’ve seen too much of it, all over the media. I want to hear someone intelligent, educated, well-spoken, and absolutely quietly spitting mad over the situation we’re in.

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:18:09am

smh.com.au

Techno-libertarians: a weak link in democracy’s defence against authoritarians

And what’s happening to democracies in the digital age? Liberal democracies - the ones that demand free elections, independent courts, and promote the rule of law - have been stunned by how the technology can be turned against them by authoritarian nations.

“With the benefit of hindsight, it is now apparent that the democracies long failed to realise that a new era of competition was underway between autocratic and democratic states,” writes Christopher Walker of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Yet the attitude of a lot of thinking in the tech community remains adversarial to the governments which ultimately must protect them.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:43:13am

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

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Taken as a whole, this tends to support an unfortunate conclusion I reached some time ago: These people are not stupid (as they are often accused of being); they are evil, morally deficient. They do exhibit great ignorance at times but, as with creationists, that ignorance is willful, the result of conscious choice.
If they really were stupid, actually lacking in intelligence or the opportunity to gain knowledge, one could forgive them or try to educate them. They are, instead, cruel and dishonest and they revel in the election of one of their own to the presidency. The GOP has, in effect, identified moral deficiency as a widespread characteristic in the general population and weaponized it into a voting bloc.
This is a very harsh reality, a hard pill to swallow, but it does seem more and more to be the truth. It is the real nature of the conflict in which we find ourselves, a conflict that we cannot afford to lose.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:46:28am

Lots of interesting replies, including of course, how this chart doesn’t tell the whole story, retailers that were omitted and the good ole capitalism debate.

Original source is in the replies as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:02:22am

re: #59 JordanRules

Lots of interesting replies, including of course, how this chart doesn’t tell the whole story, retailers that were omitted and the good ole capitalism debate.

Original source is in the replies as well.

Some people saw the potential of the Internet and exploited it.

Friend of ours gave up his music store: people were coming in simply to try things out at his shop and then order the same thing on line…

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Timothy Watson  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:05:17am

-Carl Sagan, 1995

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:17:24am

re: #61 Timothy Watson

This is the very theme of Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, a dystopian novel about an America where people no longer read books and communicate through images or voice messages on their devices.

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Lupin  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:01:23am

Cyril Kornbluth was too optimistic.

The marching morons (wiki)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:36:24am

re: #17 Dave In Austin

If you could see the look on my face right now……….

I will have to say, Mrs. Lapin would probably go ape for that. Nutella, bacon…..

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A dark and stormy covfefe  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:19:13am
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I cannot.  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:23:33am

re: #64 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I think it would be an interesting combo (sweet, salty, savory, the trinity of YUM!)..whether it would be a GOOD combo, I’m not sure about.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:31:30am

re: #55 JordanRules

Son, I’m not smart enough to be President. You’re not smart enough to be President. He damn sure isn’t smart enough. None of us should be President!!!!
Do you want your Doctor to know big words? Actually, he might not…

I don’t even know anymore. SMDH

No one is smart enough to be President. The virtue is to be humble enough to be President, recognizing that the real job is to assemble and trust enough bright people to meet the challenges. Obama could do that, gathering the collective wisdom that was to be had.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:37:02am

re: #67 Decatur Deb

I’d still prefer exceptionally smart people with the characteristics you named as well.

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I cannot.  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:41:04am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:41:54am

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

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I’m so sick of hearing about these Trumporrhoids. Meanwhile the media has yet to interview EVEN ONE PERSON (never mind a person of color) who voted for Clinton.

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William Lewis  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:49:03am

I love turtles. All kinds of them. I was surfing the other day a found this image and it cheers me to have it as my wallpaper so I decided to share it this morning. I hope you enjoy it too.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:53:37am
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BlackPearl  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:57:39am

My Der Spiegel phone alert tells me Trump is up and tweeting. Yay?

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:02:03am

re: #72 I Would Prefer Not To

So cool!! Gonna be playing with that all day.

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MsJ  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:20:09am

Could someone please shut this bellicose asshole up? Christ, where are the fucking adults in the republican party? Are there any left?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:22:34am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:22:47am

re: #76 MsJ

Could someone please shut this bellicose asshole up? Christ, where are the fucking adults in the republican party? Are there any left?

No.

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MsJ  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:25:26am

GAH!

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:30:59am

Cemetery not putting its best foot forward?
Whole new meaning for “one foot in the grave?”
Where the Walking Dead finish their walks?
Decaying foot horrifies grieving family as they bury grandfather

Mourning gave way to the macabre at a New Jersey cemetery where a beloved grandfather’s burial uncovered a moldering bare foot from an adjoining grave.

The devastated family of Cleveland Butler, 85, received a second and unexpected jolt when the body part appeared from the dirt as his blue casket was lowered into the ground at Mount Holiness Memorial Park.

“This was a very traumatizing situation, first dealing with losing my father and then this,” daughter Sandra Butler told the Daily News.

“I couldn’t even look at it. It was too much and no one said anything to us. It was like business as usual for them. They just dumped the dirt in the plot like it was normal, like it’s nothing to them.”

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:31:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:41:15am

re: #81 JordanRules

Trumpvangelicals say God authorizes the fire & fury POTUS threatens. Where were these extremists radicalized?

Free-Market, Fire-and-Sword Jesus trumps Social-Activist Jesus any day…

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:51:08am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Trump’s doubling down on the fire and fury nonsensical ravings, now claiming that we’re 2 Fire and 2 Fury. Because nothing says you’re in control of a shit show like claiming your threat of nuclear annihilation isn’t sufficient to convey your threat. Killing isn’t good enough when you can overkill.

It gets even worse, when Trump goes and quotes Fox and Friends and then claims that the US is now locked and loaded and ready to deal with North Korea.

Ummm, the US has been ready to deal with North Korea since 1953. There’s a ceasefire, not a treaty. It has been a state of war all these decades, and the US has battle plans to deal with all kinds of contingencies to address the conflict on the Korean peninsula.

It’s almost as though Trump just realized that there’s this big building across the Potomac called the Pentagon. It’s got 5 sides. It’s yuge. And did you know that they do these things called plans and wargaming to identify scenarios that we can use to kill our enemies and hear the lamentations of the women? It’ll be great!

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:52:15am

re: #36 KGxvi

I wonder if anyone will have the testicular fortitude to go after Amazon under the antitrust laws. I doubt it, it seems like we’ve given up on that after the Microsoft case, but damn…

What anti-Trust law have they violated by wanting to sell tickets?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:54:25am

re: #84 Belafon

What anti-Trust law have they violated by wanting to sell tickets?

Because soon they will be the only source of tickets for every arena venue in the country…

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:58:57am

re: #85 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because soon they will be the only source of tickets for every arena venue in the country…

That, in and of itself, is not enough to be anti-trust. But they’re still not the only source of any one thing in this country, no matter how much they try.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:05:47am

re: #1 Kragar

Bernie Sanders: Trump on right track with North Korea

Morning. I see this caused a bit of a stir here.

I am no huge fan of Bernie…but that CNN article linked in the tweet is from April.

So, it really isn’t a comment that has been made in the light of the current mess.

Carry on.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:08:24am

I should have known Eric Garland would eventually irk my nerves because he’s remained engaged with Louise Mensch and Claude Taylor after so much foul stuff was thrown at Joy, Malcolm, Kendzior etc.

And not just, oh yeah we can be Twitter cool on inane stuff but on Russiagate he engages, as if they have any credibility.

I mostly enjoyed his takes over the months because he was an optimistic fighter with some specialized professional knowledge to create interesting and not batshit takes.

I’m frustrated with our country and angry at a lot of my fellow citizens and I guess his schtick is starting to irritate me. Was a long week. We saw nuclear war threats fly and voter suppression efforts move forward.

Like, really dude. Even if there is a great round up and tons of folks go to jail, as he consistently asserts, this shit is likely to continue. His cute, on brand quip feels really cheap here.

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jeffreyw  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:09:43am

Imgur


Good morning, bee happy!

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:12:31am
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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:15:58am
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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:18:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:21:27am

re: #87 ObserverArt

Morning. I see this caused a bit of a stir here.

I am no huge fan of Bernie…but that CNN article linked in the tweet is from April.

So, it really isn’t a comment that has been made in the light of the current mess.

Carry on.

So glad I ignored it…

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:22:37am

Good day all.
I like Tyler Rogoway. Gear head military nerd and excellent rant writer.

In reference to Trumps NK rhetoric and belligerence.
thedrive.com

What a stupid, short sighted, and downright reckless thing to say considering what’s at risk. In fact, using rhetoric like “fire and fury” make it sound like Trump and Kim deserve each other and it lowers the bar once again in regards to what’s expected from the historically steady hand and calming tone of the American Presidency. It’s tough guy talk for tough guy talk’s sake, and it plays right into the hand of Kim Jong Un’s paranoid notions, propaganda machine and adversarial view of the US and its allies. Above all else, it is trolling for escalation and for a response from the North Korean regime. And that is exactly what we got.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:22:47am

re: #88 JordanRules

A new law would close hundreds of polling locations in areas with large minority populations

Win/win strategy for the GOP: make it difficult-to-impossible for minorities to vote, then purge them from the voter rolls for non-participation.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:24:13am

re: #95 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yep. One of a few strategies they are pushing super hard while the clown threatens the world order.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:32:49am

re: #92 darthstar

I’m sure India is not the only nation with this opinion of Trump. If they handle him properly, they might get many more benefits than ever possible from previous administrations.

Trump would hand over the keys to the White House if it helped his ego and business revenues.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:34:45am

These media types and so called journalists keep missing the real story in front of them.

Why the hell would Donald Trump Jr. have in his possession a NSC brief? How did he get it, and why was he the one to send it along to Trump himself? This isn’t normal, especially when Junior isn’t part of the United States government in any capacity.

The problem isn’t that Trump was upset with the firing of the guy who wrote it. Well, that’s not the biggest problem. It’s that Trump’s upset with the crazies being fired and not those who are competent.

Paging Mueller, it looks like you’ve got some more issues to investigate.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:37:15am

re: #98 lawhawk

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These media types and so called journalists keep missing the real story in front of them.

Why the hell would Donald Trump Jr. have in his possession a NSC brief? How did he get it, and why was he the one to send it along to Trump himself? This isn’t normal, especially when Junior isn’t part of the United States government in any capacity.

The problem isn’t that Trump was upset with the firing of the guy who wrote it. Well, that’s not the biggest problem. It’s that Trump’s upset with the crazies being fired and not those who are competent.

Paging Mueller, it looks like you’ve got some more issues to investigate.

Yep. And the whole deal with Nunes and the attempt to shift blame onto Susan Rice. It could be 25 years before all the crimes and shady stuff is sorted out, if ever.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:39:08am

re: #94 Unshaken Defiance

North Korea’s leadership got exactly what they needed at a time when their regime is under pressure because crop failures have once again occurred and they’re facing a famine. They again get to cast the US as the bogeyman and that the regime is acting to defend the country against the capitalist aggressors.

Trump’s bellicosity plays right into Jong Un’s hands and Trump thinks that this is brilliant.

Trump has only one position for everything he does. Reactionary extremist. If there’s a more extreme position, he takes it.

Issue threat of nuclear annihilation.
North Korea immediately responds by seeing the red line and jumping it with a threat against Guam.

Trump has no where else to go now that he’s already played the nuclear card. Once you’ve nuked the country into oblivion, there’s no where else you can go with the threat.

Trump tries anyways, by going 2 fire 2 fury(ious). This is the policy of a madman and a moron.

Of course, Trump supporters think this is all grand and that this will show North Korea (it isn’t).

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:42:57am

Zedd points out the obvious. Trump makes threats but doesn’t back them up with anything. It’s all bluster all the time. He claims that the US is prepared, but no forces are in theater. No forces are even being pushed into the theater. No naval units are being activated or sent to the region beyond what is already in the region.

In other words, Trump’s bellicosity is an empty threat - and Jong Un knows this. He reads the papers. He sees everything Trump’s doing and Trump’s playbook is known to everyone because he’s a reactionary know-nothing.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:45:02am

re: #90 darthstar

not a good career move.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:46:14am

re: #101 lawhawk

Zedd points out the obvious. Trump makes threats but doesn’t back them up with anything. It’s all bluster all the time. He claims that the US is prepared, but no forces are in theater. No forces are even being pushed into the theater. No naval units are being activated or sent to the region beyond what is already in the region.

In other words, Trump’s bellicosity is an empty threat - and Jong Un knows this. He reads the papers. He sees everything Trump’s doing and Trump’s playbook is known to everyone because he’s a reactionary know-nothing.

“Yeah, well, just remember, I still control the playground.”

Schoolyard bully, through and through. And those who voted for him are tired of the nerds and the lesbians being in charge.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:46:28am

re: #67 Decatur Deb

No one is smart enough to be President. The virtue is to be humble enough to be President, recognizing that the real job is to assemble and trust enough bright people to meet the challenges. Obama could do that, gathering the collective wisdom that was to be had.

No one who runs for President is humble. You have to have an inflated sense of self to think you can manage this job. OTOH, you can be both arrogant and have a mission to help others. You don’t have to be modest to be dedicated to making this country and this world a better place.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:51:58am

re: #104 Hecuba’s daughter

No one who runs for President is humble. You have to have an inflated sense of self to think you can manage this job. OTOH, you can be both arrogant and have a mission to help others. You don’t have to be modest to be dedicated to making this country and this world a better place.

You can have an inflated sense of self, and yet recognize there’s a lot any individual person simply doesn’t know; this is just the way of the world. There’s no shame in admitting that one seeks the advice of knowledgeable specialists in particular fields.

Just always be sure to give credit where credit is due. Unfortunately, the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. seems to be suffering from the impression that he’s some sort of polymath.

LOL far from it.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:57:29am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:58:43am
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I cannot.  Aug 11, 2017 • 6:59:39am
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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:04:29am

re: #105 Dr Lizardo

You can have an inflated sense of self, and yet recognize there’s a lot any individual person simply doesn’t know; this is just the way of the world. There’s no shame in admitting that one seeks the advice of knowledgeable specialists in particular fields.

Just always be sure to give credit where credit is due. Unfortunately, the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. seems to be suffering from the impression that he’s some sort of polymath.

LOL far from it.

You are so right; most truly brilliant people acknowledge the contribution of others and are aware of their own limitations. OTOH Trump is ignorant of everything except his expertise in how to scam and demean others.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:07:19am

re: #101 lawhawk

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Zedd points out the obvious. Trump makes threats but doesn’t back them up with anything. It’s all bluster all the time. He claims that the US is prepared, but no forces are in theater. No forces are even being pushed into the theater. No naval units are being activated or sent to the region beyond what is already in the region.

In other words, Trump’s bellicosity is an empty threat - and Jong Un knows this. He reads the papers. He sees everything Trump’s doing and Trump’s playbook is known to everyone because he’s a reactionary know-nothing.

But you have to admit that “locked and loaded” sounds badass…

to Trump.

He probably heard that somewhere in the last few hours. Hey that sounds scary, got to use that.

(I was gonna say its sounded menacing, but I don’t think that would ever come out of his limited vocabulary auto play loop.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:07:46am

re: #106 FormerDirtDart

Spencer Ackerman ✔ @attackerman
.@PaulLewis has a shocking interview with Roy “10 Commandments Bro” Moore, running for Jeff Sessisons’ Senate seat.theguardian.com
8:25 AM - Aug 11, 2017
1 1 Reply 11 11 Retweets 7 7 likes

What is it with religious conservatives and their love of Putin? They all appear to have found a kindred spirit. They certainly have no love of G-d or the Bible.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:08:05am

So, as I’ve been waiting for - China has spoken (more or less). Even though it’s not an official statement, which I’m still waiting to hear. Nonetheless, it gives me some idea of what they’re thinking.

China, North Korea’s most important ally and trading partner, has reiterated calls for calm during the current crisis. Beijing has expressed frustration with both Pyongyang’s repeated nuclear and missile tests and with behaviour from South Korea and the United States, such as military drills, that it sees as escalating tensions.

“China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral,” the Global Times, which is widely read but does not represent government policy, said in an editorial.

“If the US and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so,” it said.

independent.co.uk

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:08:39am

I’m going to add “…the likes of which the world has never seen” to my daily activities today. I’ve already taken a dump…

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:13:22am
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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:15:33am

Heh,

Just saw this at another forum.

Trump: Walk Hardly and Talk a Lot of Shit.

That’s a winner.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:16:10am

re: #107 FormerDirtDart

Will he listen to his generals?

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Danack  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:18:10am

re: #116 Belafon

Will he listen to his generals?

Misread that as:

Will he listen to his genitals?

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:21:01am

re: #117 Danack

Misread that as:

Will he listen to his genitals?

I’d almost be willing to allow that at this point, because at least he’d be listening to something with a brain.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:22:25am

re: #112 Dr Lizardo

So, as I’ve been waiting for - China has spoken (more or less). Even though it’s not an official statement, which I’m still waiting to hear. Nonetheless, it gives me some idea of what they’re thinking.

independent.co.uk

China asserting its authority as a regional power. Thanks, Trump, for giving them the opportunity.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:23:40am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:26:23am

re: #117 Danack

Misread that as:

Will he listen to his genitals?

Seems that is all he listens to most of the time

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:26:42am

re: #80 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Cemetery not putting its best foot forward?
Whole new meaning for “one foot in the grave?”
Where the Walking Dead finish their walks?
Decaying foot horrifies grieving family as they bury grandfather

Preservatives are distributed through the vascular system. A clot, blockage, or even just compression of a vein or artery will mean tissue isn’t perfused. This must have been a very extreme case.

Pigmented preservatives are also used to contribute a “life-like” coloring, and obstructions or occlusions can result in multi-hued cadavers.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:27:54am
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:30:36am
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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:30:54am

I’ve been asking people if they have read Neuromancer, especially since there is getting to be a push for a movie. I have found one person that has read it, and I work at an engineering company. It’s just surprising that one of the most influential sci-fi books still has so few readers.

I also have an idea for the phone box scene, since rows of phones will probably not exist in the future:

Case walks through a crowd. For people carrying phones, he hears them ring as he passes. He also begins to hear his name as he walks by people answers, in statements like “No, I’m not Case, I think you have a wrong number.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:33:16am

re: #125 Belafon

Not a bad idea, to be honest. It’d work.

Neuromancer is indeed a highly influential work; I admit, I’ve never read it myself.

Sorta like the works of H.P. Lovecraft - profoundly influential, yet there’s tons of people out there who’ve never read so much as “The Call of Cthulhu” or “The Colour Out of Space”.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:35:10am

Fucking brilliant:

Let’s pick booting transgenders from the military to try and curry favor with evangelicals and banning them going forward to “save $8 million in health costs” to try and curry favor with the fiscal conservatives.

What will that actually cost? Well, let’s see the cost of training replacements for all those folks? The costs of lawsuits, etc., and carry the zero.

Yeah, it’ll be nearly $1 billion dollars in added expense just to do what Trump wants.

Want to know why Trump casinos went bankrupt? There’s your answer.

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BlackPearl  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:35:47am

re: #125 Belafon

It is a 30-year-old book. Despite being a classic - there are lots of SF classics that no one I talk to has read.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:36:15am

re: #127 lawhawk

Want to know why Trump casinos went bankrupt? There’s your answer.

Yep.

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BlackPearl  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:38:55am

re: #126 Dr Lizardo

Lovecraft’s hard to read - he winds around his point for a sense of atmosphere, and to drag out his word count. :)

I’ve read his works, but I have to say I like modern re-takes of it more. Speaking of which, have you read Lovecraft Country? The story is about a Black family of SF fans in Jim Crow time, and the supernatural things are much less cruel than the humans. Two tentacles up!

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:39:15am

This aged well

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:43:14am

re: #130 BlackPearl

Lovecraft’s hard to read - he winds around his point for a sense of atmosphere, and to drag out his word count. :)

That’s what happens when you’re paid per word, LOL.

His earliest stuff is OK - passable pulp. He didn’t really hit his stride until the mid-1920’s. The French novelist Michel Houellebecq described the story as the first of Lovecraft’s “great texts” and I’d tend to agree.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:44:16am

re: #132 Dr Lizardo

That’s what happens when you’re paid per word, LOL.

His earliest stuff is OK - passable pulp. He didn’t really hit his stride until the mid-1920’s. The French novelist Michel Houellebecq described the story as the first of Lovecraft’s “great texts” and I’d tend to agree.

I’ve actually become quite the fan of his work in the past couple of years. Hadn’t heard of him before although I read a lot of horror as a kid and young adult.

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piratedan  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:44:54am

re: #128 BlackPearl

for instance… how many have read

Left Hand of Darkness - LeGuin
Foundation - Asimov
He Walked Around The Horses - Piper
The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
Elric of Melnibone - Michael Moorcock

just sayin’

and as always, one’s man’s classical representation of the genre may be someone else’s “meh”.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:44:55am

re: #131 Dr. Matt

This aged well

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Trump has a tweet for every situation he now finds himself in as president.

He always projects his own failings on to others without fail.

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BlackPearl  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:45:24am

re: #132 Dr Lizardo

Um, which story?

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:46:19am

Trump has decided that Mitch McConnell is his errand boy:

President Donald Trump laid out a path for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get back in his good graces: replace Obamacare, overhaul the U.S. tax code and find a way to pay for big infrastructure improvements.

Oh, is that all? *eyeroll*

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EmmaAnne  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:47:29am

re: #125 Belafon

I’ve been asking people if they have read Neuromancer, especially since there is getting to be a push for a movie. I have found one person that has read it, and I work at an engineering company. It’s just surprising that one of the most influential sci-fi books still has so few readers.

I’ve read it, and I am not too surprised most people haven’t. It is a difficult and complicated read, and a lot of it is seriously outdated. It has that grim, dystopic feel that is very popular right now, though, so perhaps the movie will do well if they don’t try to follow the book too closely (they’d never have time anyway). I didn’t like it much, but I am not actually a fan of grim dystopia, so everyone should ignore me.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:47:30am

re: #136 BlackPearl

Um, which story?

Oops - “The Call of Cthulhu” from 1926.

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BlackPearl  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:48:56am

re: #134 piratedan

for instance… how many have read

Left Hand of Darkness - LeGuin - yup, in my bookshelf
Foundation - Asimov - yup, in my other bookshelf
He Walked Around The Horses - Piper - didn’t recognize the name, but yes
The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny - HopSFA, it was required reading :)
Elric of Melnibone - Michael Moorcock - one or two books in the series - lovely descriptions, whiny protagonist :)

just sayin’

and as always, one’s man’s classical representation of the genre may be someone else’s “meh”.

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:49:29am

re: #76 MsJ

Could someone please shut this bellicose asshole up? Christ, where are the fucking adults in the republican party? Are there any left?

What i keep saying

Why did they all choose to abdicate *now*?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:49:44am

re: #137 Lidane

Mitch McConnell has a tough to-do list if he wants to regain Trump’s favor bloomberg.com pic.twitter.com

— Bloomberg Politics

Or maybe Mitch doesn’t care about regaining Dump’s favor.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:50:20am

re: #76 MsJ

Could someone please shut this bellicose asshole up? Christ, where are the fucking adults in the republican party? Are there any left?

No

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BlackPearl  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:51:43am

re: #140 BlackPearl

But your point is taken - SF/F is so large and diverse that “canon” books are anything but.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:53:44am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:54:25am

re: #134 piratedan

for instance… how many have read

Left Hand of Darkness - LeGuin
Foundation - Asimov
He Walked Around The Horses - Piper
The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
Elric of Melnibone - Michael Moorcock

just sayin’

and as always, one’s man’s classical representation of the genre may be someone else’s “meh”.

Three out of five. I never got into Moorcock, and haven’t heard of the Piper (although the title sounds interesting, if it refers to the Incident of the Man and the Horses, which I have heard of — thanks, Heinlein!).

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:56:13am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:57:06am

re: #135 lawhawk

Trump has a tweet for every situation he now finds himself in as president.

He always projects his own failings on to others without fail.

And he’s completely oblivious to it.

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:59:15am

re: #101 lawhawk

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In other words, Trump’s bellicosity is an empty threat - and Jong Un knows this. He reads the papers. He sees everything Trump’s doing and Trump’s playbook is known to everyone because he’s a reactionary know-nothing.

His playbook is known to everyone cause he effin tweets it

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:59:18am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 7:59:34am

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

His deplorable base would love that but it would be a yuuuuge gift to Dems to run on in ‘18.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:00:53am

re: #145 FormerDirtDart

Senators learn the hard way about the fallout from turning on Trump foxnews.com

— FOX & friends

Fox and Friends is full-blown TrumpTV. Subservient.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:02:04am

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

Pass it, and let him explain why he’s voting to hurt people.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:02:16am

re: #151 Stanley Sea

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This has got to be shopped, they really can’t be that stupid and incompetent. Can they?

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:03:04am

re: #145 FormerDirtDart

A lot of them have been learning about the fallout from following Trump.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:03:19am

re: #155 Eventual Carrion

This has got to be shopped, they really can’t be that stupid and incompetent. Can they?

“Echo answereth, mournfully.”

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:05:07am

re: #49 The Ghost of a Flea

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piratedan  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:07:43am

re: #146 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

H. Beam Piper, is the Piper in question, some consider his works as being seminal in the concept of alternative history, mostly short stories, but some novels as well.

but, the point I was trying to make that the genre, while it has some general characteristics, the folks that are considered tent poles encompass a pretty damn big tent :-)

Most of the works I referenced are from the 50s thru the 70s, but nowadays, you’ve got everything from hard science based stalwarts like Niven and Pournelle to fledged space opera from Weber (with quite a bit of nerdy military based physics) to world building from Bujold (Vorkosigan saga) and dark epic fantasy from guys like Cook (The Black Company springs to mind), its still a thriving genre each group having a LOT of good storytellers.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:07:55am

re: #155 Eventual Carrion

This has got to be shopped, they really can’t be that stupid and incompetent. Can they?

Yes they can.

He named his own city after his golf course.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:08:33am

re: #156 Belafon

The problem is that we don’t want to actually see fallout, because that means that the Mad President Trump will have started/ended a nuclear war with North Korea with massive casualties on both sides for no damned reason other than his feels were hurt.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:10:40am

re: #161 lawhawk

The problem is that we don’t want to actually see fallout, because that means that the Mad President Trump will have started/ended a nuclear war with North Korea with massive casualties on both sides for no damned reason other than his feels were hurt.

Trump also takes LBJ’s trait of not being able to admit a mistake - Vietnam - and turns it up to 11.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:11:40am

re: #154 Belafon

Pass it, and let him explain why he’s voting to hurt people.

He will claim he’s voting to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! IT WILL BE AMAZING, INCREDIBLE AND SO MUCH WINNING!!!!!!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:12:56am

re: #106 FormerDirtDart

More proof that the Republican Party has mutated into the same exact entity the Soviet Communist Party was!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:13:06am

IF SOME PEOPLE ARE HURT ITS TEH DEMOCRATS FAULT!!!!! HILLARY EMAILS OBAMA DISASTER TERRIBLE VERY VERY VERY VERY BAD!!!!1!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:13:56am

re: #162 Belafon

Trump also takes LBJ’s trait of not being able to admit a mistake - Vietnam - and turns it up to 11.

LBJ at least decided not to run for reelection in 1968.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:20:59am

It looks like David Brook’s first journey into not-Trump involves getting onto Google for firing that idiot. This comment at Balloon Juice may be my favorite comeback for all of this shit:

I’m old enough to remember when there was a movie literally about how the earliest Fortran programming at NASA was done exclusively by women.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:21:42am

I’m in Venice for the fifth time and I’m not sure I’ll tire of visiting. It’s very touristic but
who fucking cares.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:22:35am

Mitch is doing head math about who’s putting money behind Trump, and the durability of that 20-someodd % fanbase. The GOP has built an internal political structure where Trump’s prideful ignorance and spouse-abuser greatest hits work even better than normal.

Step One was: share a conjugal bed with rabid weasels.
Step Two—assume the weasels will pull their weight in the relationship and accept personal boundaries—is not working out so great.

At this point it a shitheel-off: the institutional fuckery of McConnell versus the medicine tent fuckery of Trump.

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Teukka  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:22:44am

re: #168 Nyet

I’m in Venice for the fifth time and I’m not sure I’ll tire of visiting. It’s very touristic but
who fucking cares.

Some places are like that. You never run out of new stuff to explore and are always stimulated by the surroundings.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:24:53am
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Nyet  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:26:22am

re: #170 Teukka

Some places are like that. You never run out of new stuff to explore and are always stimulated by the surroundings.

Next time I might visit Stockholm. (the privilege of living in Europe)

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:29:45am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:29:56am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

IF SOME PEOPLE ARE HURT ITS TEH DEMOCRATS FAULT!!!!! HILLARY EMAILS OBAMA DISASTER TERRIBLE VERY VERY VERY VERY BAD!!!!1!!

Obamacare is failing! Can’t be saved! I vetoed bill because not beautiful healthcare like I want!

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:32:19am

Should we start the countdown to the firing of Callista-Bot from her cushy ambassador gig?

Gingrich joined a growing list of GOP elders to lend their sympathy to McConnell, the embattled political veteran with a frustratingly short list of accomplishments during the Trump presidency, perhaps due in part to the bombastic executive himself.

“Notice, as much as I admire the President, and as much as I think he’s handling North Korea well, I think he’s handling the Senate about equally badly,” Gingrich said, adding: “The president is on the field. You know? He’s not an owner sitting up in the box. He’s one of the players.”

Gingrich said Trump had erred in trying to achieve uniform support for the Obamacare repeal effort among Senate Republicans, rather than trying to pressure a couple of Democrats to support the bill.

“I disagree with this entire strategy, if it is a strategy,” he said, noting Trump would “do well to read Mitch McConnell’s book.”

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Jay C  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:33:25am

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

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Well, if that “Obamacare stabilization bill” is truly “bipartisan” - then the threat of a Trump veto is pretty hollow. Assuming all Democrats will sign off on some sort of bill, and enough Republicans to marginalize the wingnut fringe, then the possibility of an override will loom pretty large.
But that’s just speculation: unfortunately, it’s a doubtful proposition that the wingnuts won’t be able to stand in the way of any bill that’s not going to be another TrumpCare horrorshow.

Oh, and despite Fox’s huffing and puffing about Senators’ supposed “fallout from opposing Trump” - it looks like the only ones who seem to looking at difficulty are the ones in already-marginal seats: hard to see a lot of them being shoved aside by Trump-cultists (Alabama, maybe, aside).

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:36:10am

re: #176 Jay C

Well, if that “Obamacare stabilization bill” is truly “bipartisan” - then the threat of a Trump veto is pretty hollow. Assuming all Democrats will sign off on some sort of bill, and enough Republicans to marginalize the wingnut fringe, then the possibility of an override will loom pretty large.
But that’s just speculation, unfortunately, it’s a doubtful proposition that the wingnuts won’t be able to stand in the way of any bill that’s not going to be another TrumpCare horrorshow.

Oh, and despite Fox’s huffing and puffing about Senators’ supposed “fallout from opposing Trump” - it looks like the only ones who seem to looking at difficulty are the ones in already-marginal seats: hard to see a lot of them being shoved aside by Trump-cultists (Alabama, maybe, aside).

And it’s hard to see how the tea party talk radio base would allow enough Republicans in both houses to pass such a bill.

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Renaissance_Man  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:39:16am

re: #134 piratedan

for instance… how many have read

Left Hand of Darkness - LeGuin
Foundation - Asimov
He Walked Around The Horses - Piper
The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
Elric of Melnibone - Michael Moorcock

just sayin’

and as always, one’s man’s classical representation of the genre may be someone else’s “meh”.

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

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I cannot.  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:40:23am
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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:42:52am

Today in the Cult Formerly Known As The Republican Party, concern is being shown, and words carefully chosen…..
Act 48……Scene 17……

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:43:09am

re: #175 makeitstop

Look at how hard Newt is trying to couch his criticism. Praising NK response, inserting a dig against Obama.

They’re not standing up to Trump, they’re trying to handle him, and by extension his base.

This is where the press is letting us down. Their “read” of the situation is dramatic—one of resistance and defiance—but if you look at the words (and the votes) the GOP is desperately trying to keep Trumpism serviceable. They’re expressing distaste while still calculating use-value.

And what is especially not happening is any reaching across the aisle in a visible fashion…the axiom is still that anything to the left of them is axiomatically wicked.

Even if they find a way to wrap up Trump—push him to quit or retire (and blame Democrats) things aren’t going to get better, because they’re locked in with a base that’s further radicalizing.

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Interesting Times  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:43:16am

re: #172 Nyet

Glad you’re here. I’m afraid I stumbled onto an ugly Holocaust-denial blog while researching Hiroshima - are you familiar with this character already? He also goes by the name “Joshua Lightning Warrior”

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:44:05am

re: #179 I cannot.

This reeks of the f’you, I got mine phenomenon we’ve seen elsewhere.

At a time when the LGBT community remains under assault from the right wingers and theocrats, they think expelling transgenders will somehow save/preserve what they’ve already gotten? Heh, that’s a good one. Trump’s cronies in the GOP are looking to roll back Obergefell and other civil rights protections.

Trump’s not just going after transgenders. He’s going after everyone in the LGBT community.

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:46:35am
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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:46:39am
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:49:55am

re: #185 lawhawk

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To be fair, I was pretty sad to see HRC get rolled by Bernie on the TPP.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:54:07am

re: #183 lawhawk

Taking queer studies almost two decades ago…this has been is the background of LGBT issues for awhile.

For example, lesbian events and discussion that excluded trans women and slid into rhetoric from TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminism) were an issue back then. And gay men insistent on their masculinity—fighting gay = effeminate coding—didn’t necessarily feel a kinship with MTF or FTM people.

That article’s getting big pushback, and it’s very heartening, but unfortunately not everyone’s a perfect ally.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:54:19am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:56:36am

re: #186 Barefoot Grin

To be fair, I was pretty sad to see HRC get rolled by Bernie on the TPP.

Nobody understood what the TPP was, and Bernie and Trump sold the same reductionist image.

They accepted at face value that it was a failure because it didn’t bring “jobs” to the US…but that was never the point. The point was to keep existing agricultural jobs competitive and to pip other trade agreements that would further shut out US farmers.

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 11, 2017 • 8:57:24am

randomness

Manila folder

The manila component of the name comes from manila hemp or abacá, from which manila folders were originally made. The history of the file folder also dates back to the U.S Civil War in which lieutenant Joseph P. Meisburger’s right hand man Jeremiah T. Hoehn invented it in a hurry as their squadron was being overrun and they were in dire need of something to carry the important files, so as not to be left behind.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:05:28am
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Interesting Times  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:05:44am

re: #189 The Ghost of a Flea

Nobody understood what the TPP was, and Bernie and Trump sold the same reductionist image.

And I have to wonder why Obama didn’t do more to sell it to his own party, and allay progressive concerns (e.g. onerous US copyright laws extending to all the signing countries, no mention of climate change, and worst of all, the investor-state dispute mechanism, which would have allowed foreign corporations to sue governments for passing consumer/environmental protection laws that supposedly hurt their profits - that was a big reason Elizabeth Warren opposed it as well, IIRC)

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:06:52am

Yes, it made me yawn

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I cannot.  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:12:42am

re: #195 gocart mozart

That will kill both appetites and boners. I hate you forever now.

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electrotek  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:13:13am

re: #72 I Would Prefer Not To

Today’s Google doodle rocks

OMG YES!!!!!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:13:24am

These are Trump’s top policy advisors:

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:14:01am
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sagehen  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:14:17am

re: #168 Nyet

I’m in Venice for the fifth time and I’m not sure I’ll tire of visiting. It’s very touristic but
who fucking cares.

The city will be underwater long before any human being with functioning eyes and heart could tire of it.

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MsJ  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:14:28am

re: #49 The Ghost of a Flea

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austin_blue  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:14:42am

re: #168 Nyet

I’m in Venice for the fifth time and I’m not sure I’ll tire of visiting. It’s very touristic but
who fucking cares.

Stinky, too, this time of year!

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:18:58am
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Teukka  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:20:59am

re: #194 gocart mozart

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There’s something Aphex Twin-ish about that pic…

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:22:16am

re: #191 FormerDirtDart

Brings new meaning to the term “car bomb.”

Reminds: Back in the 60s, British Leyland produced a commercial for the (iirc) MGB in which the car was parachuted from the back of a cargo plane and landed in the desert, where a James Bondish character in a tuxedo got in and drove away. In the first take, the parachutes reportedly failed and the car impacted like a bomb, leaving a fairly expensive crater. To add insult to injury, the Federal Trade Commission forced the withdrawal of the ad, on the grounds that the car in the later, more successful, take was not truly ready to drive when it landed, since the battery had to be installed and petrol put in the tank before the pseudo-Bond could drive it away.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:22:24am

re: #134 piratedanI have! I have read more than 20,000 novels and choose Science Fiction first whenever I can.

for instance… how many have read

Left Hand of Darkness - LeGuin
Foundation - Asimov
He Walked Around The Horses - Piper
The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
Elric of Melnibone - Michael Moorcock

just sayin’

and as always, one’s man’s classical representation of the genre may be someone else’s “meh”.

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I cannot.  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:22:50am
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austin_blue  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:25:01am

re: #178 Renaissance_Man

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

Me too. The Piper listing is actually a short story kinda sorta associated with his Paratime series. Most people know Piper for his Little Fuzzy books.

BTW, Moorcock lives down the road in Bastrop for six months a year.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:25:59am

I’m reminded of about a year and a half ago, when I moved, having to re-teach my 7 1/2 year old Boxer to walk down stairs.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:27:45am

re: #197 electrotek

OMG YES!!!!!!!

That’s one of the most brilliant Google doodles I’ve come across. Love it.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:31:23am

re: #209 FormerDirtDart

Image: sm4gfq5wiplx.gif

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:35:07am

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

These are Trump’s top policy advisors:

I’m sure China’s leaders are shaking in their boots.

/

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electrotek  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:37:13am

re: #210 Dr Lizardo

That’s one of the most brilliant Google doodles I’ve come across. Love it.

Especially for a jaded raver like myself who grew up seeing DJ’s spin vinyl in the heyday of the late 90s and early 2000s, this is amazing.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:40:30am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:42:53am

re: #214 FormerDirtDart

The real worrying part is that sub-headline: “Beijing would still defend North Korea if Washington attacked first or tried regime change” because I think that’s what Trump’s gonna try to do.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:45:16am

re: #188 FormerDirtDart

The only new-ish thing in the New Democracy pitch: Dems should ditch BLM and immigrant rights. Good luck with that. newdemocracy.net pic.twitter.com

— Dave Weigel

I can’t see the Twitter picture but the website didn’t seem to say this.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:45:19am

re: #203 Stanley Sea

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So basically a normal tRump speech. Lot of fury (furry?) with little to no truth.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:45:40am

re: #88 JordanRules

Yes. A lot of this shit isn’t funny anymore and all the jokes being told soothes ourselves so we can carry on, but it also aids and comforts the domestic enemies. People need (not us specifically) to be pissed off and expressing their anger unfiltered to the morally defective among us.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:47:02am

re: #88 JordanRules

Is he mocking the concern about closing polling places?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:52:04am

re: #49 The Ghost of a Flea

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:52:14am

re: #214 FormerDirtDart

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But didn’t they also say that if the US attacks NK that they will not stand for that? Hope Donny “Two scoops” is listening, and also can understand.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:52:25am

Trump wants to have THE BEST, MOST INCREDIBLE REALITY SHOW WITH THE HIGHEST RATINGS IN ALL OF HISTORY WITH MORE VIEWERS THAN THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!!!!!

How does he get all the viewers who just aren’t interested in watching his stupid show.

Threaten to end their lives.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:52:57am

Lawful neutral or neutral good - depending on whether the bread came with its own clip or not.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:54:13am

re: #221 Eventual Carrion

But didn’t they also say that if the US attacks NK that they will not stand for that? Hope Donny “Two scoops” is listening, and also can understand.

Yes, they did say that and for some reason, the media is blowing it off.

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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:55:53am

re: #221 Eventual Carrion

But didn’t they also say that if the US attacks NK that they will not stand for that? Hope Donny “Two scoops” is listening, and also can understand.

As I recall, the Chinese warned against the US attacking North Korea first, and also against trying regime change.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 11, 2017 • 9:59:06am

re: #49 The Ghost of a Flea

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:02:33am

re: #223 lawhawk

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Lawful neutral or neutral good - depending on whether the bread came with its own clip or not.

I use a twisty tie.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:05:42am
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Jay C  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:07:13am

re: #192 Interesting Times

And I have to wonder why Obama didn’t do more to sell it [TPP] to his own party, and allay progressive concerns (e.g. onerous US copyright laws extending to all the signing countries, no mention of climate change, and worst of all, the investor-state dispute mechanism, which would have allowed foreign corporations to sue governments for passing consumer/environmental protection laws that supposedly hurt their profits - that was a big reason Elizabeth Warren opposed it as well, IIRC)

I think you’ve answered your own question right there. Unfortunately for President Obama, proposing entering into a big, far-reaching trade pact like the TPP was not what was going to sell in 2016. And even though it was not exclusively a US proposal, that made little difference to its opponents: lefties for the reasons outlined above, and rightward-leaners based mainly on the “job-sucking” aspects of the “Asian NAFTA” it was (mis?)characterized as. When the outlines of the pact became (rightly or wrongly) part of the political discourse, having to renegotiate the whole thing to remove all the objectional provisions was a non-starter: easier just to kill the whole thing .

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:07:32am

re: #228 lawhawk

Supervillain for POTUS 2020!

Slogan: “Hey, he can’t be any crazier than the putz in the White House right now, right?”

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:10:03am

re: #226 Big Beautiful Door

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:13:58am
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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:14:44am

re: #232 lawhawk

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I thought Jared solved the Middle East problem a few months back?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:17:34am

China holds a lot of power here. Not only do they have far more competent leadership but they also have the American manufacturing sector by the balls.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:18:23am

re: #144 BlackPearl

But your point is taken - SF/F is so large and diverse that “canon” books are anything but.

And then there are the old classics from H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:19:08am

re: #137 Lidane

Trump has decided that Mitch McConnell is his errand boy:

President Donald Trump laid out a path for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get back in his good graces: replace Obamacare, overhaul the U.S. tax code and find a way to pay for big infrastructure improvements.

Oh, is that all? *eyeroll*

While Trump sits on his fat ass and watches Fox news, reads his ‘feel good about yourbadself’ briefing, tweeting nonsense about the stuff Fox mentioned in the morning, practice a few putts, eat funky crap food, watch ‘fake news’ at night so you can be good and pissed to start the next day off with bitchy crazy tweets before another round of Fox and Friends get the whole routine rolling again.

And he works so hard…no one will believe how hard he works. This I can tell you.

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Jay C  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:19:12am

re: #232 lawhawk

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YGBFKM!

So Jared’s being shlepped off to the MIdEast again for “peace talks”?? With who? For how long? Is he going to co-sign the bail bond for Bibi Netanyahu while he’s there?

Jeez, if Ivanka really wanted him out of the house that badly, why couldn’t she convince him to just go to a nice spa in the Rockies, or something?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:20:40am
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:21:03am

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch defends killing of Philando Castile.

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nowherenorth2  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:21:07am

re: #125 Belafon

Excellent book and excellent idea. I love that book!

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:21:30am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

China holds a lot of power here. Not only do they have far more competent leadership but they also have the American manufacturing sector by the balls.

The big thing, though, is they’re closer. They are in the position the US declared itself to be in the late 1800s/early 1900s with regard to South America.

That was one of the big goals of TPP, to create and strengthen ties between the US and Pacific countries to counter Chinese influence. Failure of that will not only allow China to become stronger in Asia, but Mexico and South America as well.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:22:52am

re: #87 ObserverArt

Morning. I see this caused a bit of a stir here.

I am no huge fan of Bernie…but that CNN article linked in the tweet is from April.

So, it really isn’t a comment that has been made in the light of the current mess.

Carry on.

I don’t like Bernie that much - any more - but he’s right, China does need to be involved.

Nicely done. Even news articles are being cherry picked lately. You (I, we) always have to check the publish date because apparently no one else does.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:22:58am

re: #104 Hecuba’s daughter

No one who runs for President is humble. You have to have an inflated sense of self to think you can manage this job. OTOH, you can be both arrogant and have a mission to help others. You don’t have to be modest to be dedicated to making this country and this world a better place.

As the nuns taught us: “Humility is truth.” Anything else is false modesty.

Obama knew how smart he was, how smart he wasn’t, and how smart he had to be.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:23:15am
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sagehen  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:23:33am

re: #230 Dr Lizardo

Supervillain for POTUS 2020!

Slogan: “Hey, he can’t be any crazier than the putz in the White House right now, right?”

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:26:21am

re: #156 Belafon

Senators learn the hard way about the fallout from turning on Trump

A lot of them have been learning about the fallout from following Trump.

Ahh, the old rock and a hard place trap.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of assholes.

I bet more than a few GOP Congress Critters are wishing they could bring back Obama.

Yeah, I bet the do indeed miss him now that he is gone.

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KGxvi  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:26:30am

re: #239 DodgerFan1988

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch defends killing of Philando Castile.

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What was this controlled substance he was allegedly in possession of? Because I’ve never heard that detail (not that it changes the fact that he was shot for simply telling an officer he had a gun in his possession)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:27:19am

re: #245 sagehen

Oops. See my #251.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:27:22am

re: #247 KGxvi

What was this controlled substance he was allegedly in possession of? Because I’ve never heard that detail (not that it changes the fact that he was shot for simply telling an officer he had a gun in his possession)

Melanin.

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Jay C  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:27:28am

re: #238 FormerDirtDart

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A “Warning to Trump”?? Pffft - only a 78-17% margin: obviously “fake news”!

IIRC, about the same level of (non-)support Obamacare repeal has polled at ever since Congressional Republicans started their jihad against it this year: and we see how much they (never mind the Shitgibbon-in-Chief) cared (or care now) about public opinion.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:29:29am

re: #248 Dr Lizardo

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:30:00am

re: #168 Nyet

I’m in Venice for the fifth time and I’m not sure I’ll tire of visiting. It’s very touristic but
who fucking cares.

When you drive off the tourists, it’s Venice. Can you try for rain, and after midnight? It’s a whole other thing.

Recommended mystery series: Donna Leon’s Commissarion Brunetti

google.com

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:30:09am
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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:31:46am
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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:32:02am

re: #242 b_sharp

I don’t like Bernie that much - any more - but he’s right, China does need to be involved.

Nicely done. Even news articles are being cherry picked lately. You (I, we) always have to check the publish date because apparently no one else does.

Not to toot my/our own horn, but I pointed that out almost immediately.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:32:05am

re: #245 sagehen

LOL just found this. Love it!

cthulhuforamerica.com

“The American Nightmare Never Dies, Only Dreams”

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MsJ  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:34:08am

re: #223 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Lawful neutral or neutral good - depending on whether the bread came with its own clip or not.

Chaotic neutral. Doesn’t everyone do the twist and tuck? :-)

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:35:20am

re: #247 KGxvi

What was this controlled substance he was allegedly in possession of? Because I’ve never heard that detail (not that it changes the fact that he was shot for simply telling an officer he had a gun in his possession)

her response distills to “he was killed because he was doing something illegal”

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:36:48am

re: #244 Charles Johnson

[One reason why things suck so bad in the US right now: people like David Brooks who legitimize ugly misogynist pseudoscience]

Yep.

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:37:00am

re: #247 KGxvi

What was this controlled substance he was allegedly in possession of? Because I’ve never heard that detail (not that it changes the fact that he was shot for simply telling an officer he had a gun in his possession)

He had some pot in the car.

But of course, if the NRA were truly concerned about guns and intoxicants being in the same place… why do they support letting people bring guns into bars?

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:38:58am

re: #259 wrenchwench

Yep.

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I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.
Updated by Cynthia Lee Aug 11, 2017, 10:20am EDT
vox.com

If, as the manifesto’s defenders claim, the population averages do not have anything to say about individual Googlers, who are all exceptional, then why is Google the subject of the manifesto’s arguments at all? What do averages have to do with hiring practices at a company that famously hires fewer than one percent of applicants? In the name of the rational empiricism and quantitative rigor that the manifesto holds so dear, shouldn’t we insist that it only cite studies that specifically speak to the tails of the distribution — to the actual pool of women Google draws from?

For example, we could look to the percentage of women majoring in computer science at highly selective colleges and universities. Women currently make up about 30 percent of the computer science majors at Stanford University, one key source of Google’s elite workforce. Harvey Mudd College, another elite program, has seen its numbers grow steadily for many years, and is currently at about 50 percent women in their computer science department.

Yet Google’s workforce is just 19 percent female. So even if we imagine for a moment that the manifesto is correct and there is some biological ceiling on the percentage of women who will be suited to work at Google — less than 50 percent of their workforce — isn’t it the case that Google, and tech generally, is almost certainly not yet hitting that ceiling?

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:39:42am

re: #228 lawhawk

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:39:43am

re: #258 dangerman

her response distills to “he was killed because he was doing something illegal”

So the NRA would have been fine with the feds killing the Bundy occupiers?

/

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:40:22am

OK, I have got to get me one of these for Christmas!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:41:16am

re: #260 sagehen

He had some pot in the car.

But of course, if the NRA were truly concerned about guns and intoxicants being in the same place… why do they support letting people bring guns into bars?

But he hadn’t been convicted of a crime. How do we know it wasn’t planted? Maybe he would never have been charged. Etc. Dana Mah Gunz and the NRA seem to be making some big assumptions about not supporting this guy.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:42:06am

re: #176 Jay C

Well, if that “Obamacare stabilization bill” is truly “bipartisan” - then the threat of a Trump veto is pretty hollow. Assuming all Democrats will sign off on some sort of bill, and enough Republicans to marginalize the wingnut fringe, then the possibility of an override will loom pretty large.
But that’s just speculation: unfortunately, it’s a doubtful proposition that the wingnuts won’t be able to stand in the way of any bill that’s not going to be another TrumpCare horrorshow.

Oh, and despite Fox’s huffing and puffing about Senators’ supposed “fallout from opposing Trump” - it looks like the only ones who seem to looking at difficulty are the ones in already-marginal seats: hard to see a lot of them being shoved aside by Trump-cultists (Alabama, maybe, aside).

If everyone would just stop calling it Obamacare and tell Trump it was now The Make America Great Again Affordable Care Act, he’d probably okay it.

Just make sure when you go in to get him to sign the bill, you keep everyone else away that could suggest something different, You need that 10 minute window to lock him into the last good thing he heard about it.

Obama related to the name is really the only change the fat rat wants to make anyway. And allow him to say Obamacare is Repealed.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:43:59am

re: #265 Sir John Barron

But he hadn’t been convicted of a crime. How do we know it wasn’t planted? Maybe he would never have been charged. Etc. Dana Mah Gunz and the NRA seem to be making some big assumptions about not supporting this guy.

Like my parents on this issue, they’re working their way backwards from their goal: The cop is right.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:44:53am

re: #246 ObserverArt

Ahh, the old rock and a hard place trap.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of assholes.

I bet more than a few GOP Congress Critters are wishing they could bring back Obama.

Yeah, I bet the do indeed miss him now that he is gone.

They were all counting on a Hillary presidency, where they could happily obstruct, investigate and criticize from the welcoming perch at Fox News. Now they’re being asked to actually pass things, they’re stuck with embarrassing investigations of their president and the perch at Fox News is being used to criticize them on behalf of the embarrassing doofus in the WH.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:45:06am

So Trump Inc went from expecting to lose two million to profiting two million. Gee how might that have happened? Paged.

Infuriating.

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KGxvi  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:45:52am

re: #269 Unshaken Defiance

So Trump Inc went from expecting to lose two million to profiting two million. Gee how might that have happened? Paged.

Infuriating.

Oligarchy pays, and pays well.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:46:12am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:46:16am
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jeffreyw  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:47:58am

re: #223 lawhawk

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Lawful neutral or neutral good - depending on whether the bread came with its own clip or not.

Imgur

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:48:26am

re: #265 Sir John Barron

But he hadn’t been convicted of a crime. How do we know it wasn’t planted? Maybe he would never have been charged. Etc. Dana Mah Gunz and the NRA seem to be making some big assumptions about not supporting this guy.

He was black. That’s why.

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:48:41am

This thread reiterates what I’ve been saying about the landscape changing. Six months ago, much of what the media is saying now would not have even made it onto the air.

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KGxvi  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:48:59am

re: #272 Charles Johnson

Is it strange that my first thought was, “I wonder if he shorted any stock he might own before making some of those comments”? But then I remember that he doesn’t seem to be capable of strategic thinking beyond what’s happening in the next 30 seconds, so…

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KGxvi  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:50:10am

re: #223 lawhawk

Do they still make bread boxes? I remember years ago joking around with a friend who said they had bought me something and I asked “is it bigger than a bread box?”, and she had no idea what a bread box was.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:50:58am

re: #219 Sir John Barron

No, to me he’s saying his usual, basically…
These guys are so bad at this, ha ha, Big Patriot Industrial Complex is gonna get your ass!
But they aren’t. When Russiagate is over we’ll still be dealing with a great portion of the country who will support these voter suppression efforts that the GOP has been perfecting for decades.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:51:26am

re: #277 KGxvi

Do they still make bread boxes? I remember years ago joking around with a friend who said they had bought me something and I asked “is it bigger than a bread box?”, and she had no idea what a bread box was.

Yes, they certainly do. They can be found everywhere here in the Czech Republic. From IKEA to your local hardware store to any home decor/kitchen goods shop.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:52:01am

You know things are low when Texas is stealing dirt from New Mexico.

I think there’s plenty of dirt in Texas. Of course, it’s not as good as our dirt….

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:53:22am

re: #280 wrenchwench

“Come and Take It”

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:56:42am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:58:22am
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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:58:24am

re: #277 KGxvi

Do they still make bread boxes? I remember years ago joking around with a friend who said they had bought me something and I asked “is it bigger than a bread box?”, and she had no idea what a bread box was.

I am obsessed with counter space, so would never use a bread box. Nothing extra on my counters!

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2017 • 10:59:01am

re: #282 sagehen

How do you price a problem like Korea?

Earworm time.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:00:37am

re: #282 sagehen

Oh, yeah……….I know exactly who you mean - the guy’s probably my fave market analyst.

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TedStriker  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:03:02am

re: #280 wrenchwench

You know things are low when Texas is stealing dirt from New Mexico.

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I think there’s plenty of dirt in Texas. Of course, it’s not as good as our dirt….

I’ve been to NM…it’s got the best dirt (and mesas and mountains and trees, etc.).

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:04:21am

re: #255 BeachDem

Not to toot my/our own horn, but I pointed that out almost immediately.

littlegreenfootballs.com

And I didn’t see your comment as I responded to the initial post.

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:04:41am

re: #283 FormerDirtDart

So how’s the gold leaf coming? Is the solid gold toilet installed yet? The 1980s chandeliers?

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KGxvi  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:06:07am

re: #284 Stanley Sea

I am obsessed with counter space, so would never use a bread box. Nothing extra on my counters!

I have very little counter space in my apartment kitchen, so I wouldn’t use one. But I was just wondering if they are still a thing. If I had a proper kitchen, particularly in an older house, I might use one, but as it stands now, I don’t even really have space for a toaster.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:06:18am

re: #264 Dr Lizardo

OK, I have got to get me one of these for Christmas!

[Embedded content]

Oops. Bad Photoshop job…off-center logo.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:07:48am

re: #291 ObserverArt

Oops. Bad Photoshop job…off-center logo.

Yeah, it’s just a prospectus. Still, cool. Would totally wear. 13/10.

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bratwurst  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:08:14am

I am tempted to file this under “tough but fair”.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:08:52am

re: #287 TedStriker

I’ve been to NM…it’s got the best dirt (and mesas and mountains and trees, etc.).

Don’t forget the skies. Day and night. You can see plenty of stars, even when the moon is full.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:09:19am

re: #271 FormerDirtDart

what a jokester

But no one is laughing.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:09:28am

re: #293 bratwurst

The Saudi half-wit is arguably in the business of selling a more useful commodity.

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KGxvi  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:10:16am

re: #293 bratwurst

I am tempted to file this under “tough but fair”.

[Embedded content]

Not really fair, that half-wit Saudi prince was probably raised with the expectation of public service, they just turned out to be a dolt. I’m not sure Ivanka or her siblings ever expected to do much more than collect rent and licensing checks.

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MsJ  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:11:15am

re: #272 Charles Johnson

I wonder how the donor class feels about its republican investment now.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:12:44am

re: #290 KGxvi

I have very little counter space in my apartment kitchen, so I wouldn’t use one. But I was just wondering if they are still a thing. If I had a proper kitchen, particularly in an older house, I might use one, but as it stands now, I don’t even really have space for a toaster.

I use my oven as a toaster to avoid the toaster oven taking up space!

I can’t imagine that a bread box really keeps bread fresh…?

Oh the things we discuss on LGF!

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:13:36am

Sound on.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:14:50am

re: #299 Stanley Sea

I use my oven as a toaster to avoid the toaster oven taking up space!

I can’t imagine that a bread box really keeps bread fresh…?

[Embedded content]

Oh the things we discuss on LGF!

We got a breadbox when we first got married. Bread would go moldy within 5 days, in dry California weather. We tossed it after less than a year.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:16:52am

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, it’s just a prospectus. Still, cool. Would totally wear. 13/10.

I know a guy that does t-shirts. He uses an ink jet with textile dye inks and just prints one shirt so he can photograph it and put it up on his web store(s). It allows him to do a proper photo. He also produces the first few orders with the ink jet. If the shirt looks to be a winner, he will then go to a production run.

It even will do a double pass of white on a black shirt and not look grey.

I used to silk screen T-shirts back in the ol’ art college hanging with bands days. It would have been something to have that tech then.

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CleverToad  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:17:43am

re: #290 KGxvi

I have very little counter space in my apartment kitchen, so I wouldn’t use one. But I was just wondering if they are still a thing. If I had a proper kitchen, particularly in an older house, I might use one, but as it stands now, I don’t even really have space for a toaster.

I have a bread box, but I also have a house and counter space to hold it. Functional nostalgia! I had to do some searching to find it — bought when I also had a big galumph of a Shepherd/Lab/Husky mix who could reach anything left on the counter or stove. He never figured out how to get the breadbox open, but I’ve yet to figure out how he managed to lick an entire stick of butter off a glass butter dish AND get the lid back on.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:20:06am

re: #277 KGxvi

Do they still make bread boxes? I remember years ago joking around with a friend who said they had bought me something and I asked “is it bigger than a bread box?”, and she had no idea what a bread box was.

I have a bread box once, but all it did was make bread get moldy faster.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:22:11am

re: #304 The Vicious Babushka

I have a bread box once, but all it did was make bread get moldy faster.

Bread doesn’t last long enough ‘round these parts to get moldy. Czechs eat a lot of bread. A one-kilo loaf will last the average family of three or four about five days or so, if that long.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:23:58am

This looks like its going to be hilarious, with a great cast.

THE DEATH OF STALIN - OFFICIAL TRAILER [HD]

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:27:09am

re: #272 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

And after he just said he owned the markets performance

Responsibility howzat work?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:28:18am

re: #306 Big Beautiful Door

This looks like its going to be hilarious, with a great cast.

[Embedded content]

I was just about to post that! Looks great - fantastic cast and I imagine a nicely dark-humored film.

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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:30:05am

re: #284 Stanley Sea

I am obsessed with counter space, so would never use a bread box. Nothing extra on my counters!

I keep bread in the microwave—I like double duty appliances!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:35:53am

re: #254 wrenchwench

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Trump’s attorney general Jeff Sessions, while vehemently opposing marijuana legalization, also rejects the idea that medical marijuana could solve the opioid crisis.

Noted medical scientific researcher Jeff Sessions hasn’t observed its usefulness in this context.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:38:02am

re: #255 BeachDem

Not to toot my/our own horn, but I pointed that out almost immediately.

littlegreenfootballs.com

Yes you did.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:40:17am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

China holds a lot of power here. Not only do they have far more competent leadership but they also have the American manufacturing sector by the balls.

China has already stepped into developing regions — Africa and SE Asia, mostly and now Latin America — that the USA has been ignoring for years. The Silk Road initiative will tie cooperating Asian nations literally and economically (through debt service) to China for decades. China has paid for new buildings in African countries and created new businesses which employ local workers, while gaining cheap access to Africa’s natural resources. Trump’s numbskulled “America First” isolationism will give China even more room to expand its influence throughout the world.

To be fair, China has somewhat of an advantage over American development aid: China has few requirements about environmental or occupational safety, and doesn’t ask questions about how nations deal with dissenters. It does, however, demand debt repayment on time. And China has a well known penchant for re-interpreting treaties and agreements in its favor. Take Hong Kong’s handover treaty, for example.

So, developing nations may welcome Chinese aid now, but down the line, they will wish they hadn’t.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:45:49am

re: #277 KGxvi

Do they still make bread boxes? I remember years ago joking around with a friend who said they had bought me something and I asked “is it bigger than a bread box?”, and she had no idea what a bread box was.

We still have one. Roll top style.

Looks close to this one:

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stpaulbear  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:47:35am

re: #277 KGxvi

Do they still make bread boxes? I remember years ago joking around with a friend who said they had bought me something and I asked “is it bigger than a bread box?”, and she had no idea what a bread box was.

I just bought this bread box last winter when a mouse got at a loaf of bread that was on my kitchen counter (it chewed through the bag). I like it a lot.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:49:31am

re: #299 Stanley Sea

I use my oven as a toaster to avoid the toaster oven taking up space!

I can’t imagine that a bread box really keeps bread fresh…?

[Embedded content]

Oh the things we discuss on LGF!

We keep the wrapper on ours even in the box.


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