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Kragar  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:13:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:14:14pm
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A dark and stormy covfefe  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:17:21pm

My schadenfreude-o-meter has gone all the way up to 11 today with all of Ezra Levant’s misfortune.

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gocart mozart  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:17:27pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:18:10pm

Now that I’m reading certain twitterati again, I just ran across this from Jim Wright:

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:20:01pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

I’ll admit I’d kinda forgotten about it.

I just got around to watching the Vice News episode on Charolletesville. Fuck, it is utterly insane

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:20:03pm

In my next life, I’m going to be Charles P. Pierce’s publicist (I love that guy)

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:21:04pm

re: #7 BeachDem

She going to change her name to Tambi?

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Stanley Sea  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:24:54pm

re: #7 BeachDem

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Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:27:40pm

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹

Now that I’m reading certain twitterati again, I just ran across this from Jim Wright:

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The More You Know. The Black Confederate soldier is almost entirely BS, but the war split American Indian tribes as well. The last Confederate general to surrender was a Cherokee.

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Jay C  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:28:07pm

re: #4 gocart mozart

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Is that that hideous miscarriage of art purporting to be a statue of Lucille Ball that was put up in her hometown (Rochester?). I thought they had voted to remove it, and replace it with something that, y’know, actually looked like Lucy? And not like Nathan Bedford Forrest’s ugly sister?

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:28:23pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:29:20pm

LOL

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Kilroy was here  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:29:30pm

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:29:42pm

re: #11 Jay C

Is that that hideous miscarriage of art purporting to be a statue of Lucille Ball that was put up in her hometown (Rochester?). I thought they had voted to remove it, and replace it with something that, y’know, actually looked like Lucy?

Much more
hollywoodreporter.com

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danarchy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:30:51pm

re: #10 Decatur Deb

The More You Know. The Black Confederate soldier is almost entirely BS, but the war split American Indian tribes as well. The last Confederate general to surrender was a Cherokee.

At least they had a better reason. The Union had pretty much shit all over Native Americans and they were hoping they could get a better deal from the confederates if they worked with them.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:33:35pm

A philosophical and legal question: What do you do with people who have figured out how to use the system to defeat it, and how do you fix the system so it can’t happen? And how do you do it in a way that does minimal damage to the rights of those who stay within the normal bounds of behavior? And I don’t mean people we disagree with. Someone advocating for smaller taxes is not playing with the foundation of democracy.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:34:11pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:34:36pm

The President of the United States Is Now a Neo-Nazi Sympathiser (goes to The Guardian):

“You had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest - because I don’t know if you know, they had a permit,” Trump helpfully explained to the astonished press corps at Trump Tower. “The other group didn’t have a permit. So I only tell you this: there are two sides to a story.”

Sadly for Trump, there is only one side to the political reaction to his comments: sheer disgust. As an apologist for racist protestors - even though they obtained a precious permit - Trump has magically created a sense of spine in his own Republican party.

This is something of a biological miracle because people like Marco Rubio, his vanquished former rival - the man he used to deride as little Marco - was previously classified by entomologists as an invertebrate.

“Mr President, you can’t allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame. They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain,” tweeted the Florida senator. “The #WhiteSupremacy groups will see being assigned only 50% of blame as a win. We can not allow this old evil to be resurrected.”

(more at the link)

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:36:30pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

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Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:36:39pm

re: #16 danarchy

At least they had a better reason. The Union had pretty much shit all over Native Americans and they were hoping they could get a better deal from the confederates if they worked with them.

Our Civil War folded neatly into an ongoing generational fight that had been festering in at least one of the tribes. Signing on with the Union or Confederacy was a good route to upgraded materiel.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:38:24pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:39:31pm

I’m ashamed of some of the comments I posted last night.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:40:15pm

Local protest against the events in Charlottesville in Scottsbluff by one man.

starherald.com (more at the link)

Had I known Mr. Romero was going to do this, I would have driven out there to make it a two-man protest:

Joe Romero, from Bayard, decided to take a stand for what he believes. Romero made a sign and carried it up and down Broadway in downtown Scottsbluff late Wednesday morning. Written on his sign were these words: “SAY NO: To Nazis, To KKK, To Haters, To Liar in Chief. Not fine People.”

Romero explained why he made and carried his sign.

“Everything that’s happened over the course of this presidency, and then especially this last weekend in Charlottesville, and his comments yesterday were simply outrageous. And by ‘him,’ I mean Trump,” Romero said.

He continued: “I just thought that there are protests going on around the country and I think it’s important that people here in Scottsbluff make their voices heard.”

Romero said even though he is only one voice, he hopes that he will inspire others in the community to speak out as well. He wants to make sure people know he cares about these issues and not everyone in Scottsbluff is of one mind.

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retired cynic  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:40:47pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

I’m ashamed of some of the comments I posted last night.

Those of us who love you knew you would be.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:41:01pm
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Belafon  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:42:44pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

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Seeing/hearing the mom, I bet she could kick their asses.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:42:50pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:43:24pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

I’m ashamed of some of the comments I posted last night.

Shit happens. You’re not KT or DF, so I think we can find it in ourselves to forgive ya.

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makeitstop  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:43:47pm

Okay, Lizards, going to bed. When I next check in, it’ll be from somewhere in Halifax. Catch y’all tomorrow.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:45:12pm

re: #30 makeitstop

Okay, Lizards, going to bed. When I next check in, it’ll be from somewhere in Halifax. Catch y’all tomorrow.

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:45:43pm

woohoo

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Kilroy was here  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:45:51pm

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:46:32pm

Ski areas open in three months. The one thing in this world that guarantees my peace of mind. If I were a person of means, I would ski year-round, like my idol Chris Davenport, who’s in Chile as we speak.

Instagram

Still some fresh lines out there @skiportillo #onlyinportillo #gopro #hero5session

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:48:22pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

That looks pretty (and pretty dangerous - I would fall down a cliff on skis in my living room).

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:49:13pm

re: #35 Anymouse 🌹

To me, that looks FUN!

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retired cynic  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:50:00pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

To me, that looks FUN!

Then I wish you joy of it! I’ll watch!

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William Lewis  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:50:36pm

Was thinking of the movie “Dave” a bit ago. A bit of wish fulfillment fantasy these days, but oh wouldn’t​ it be nice to find someone who could fake being the Yam that convincingly?

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:51:52pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

Ski areas open in three months. The one thing in this world that guarantees my peace of mind. If I were a person of means, I would ski year-round, like my idol Chris Davenport, who’s in Chile as we speak.

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I suspect you’ve thought about it, or others have suggested it, but have you thought about doing something like roller blading? I know it’s not quite the same thing.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:52:11pm

Here’s me, skiing backwards.

Instagram

Rare photo of the @teleskiguy in action on a trail named Lost Boy.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:53:06pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

Here’s me, skiing backwards.

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You should blur it a bit more, and convince everyone it’s proof of the Yeti.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:53:22pm

re: #39 Belafon

I suspect you’ve thought about it, or others have suggested it, but have you thought about doing something like roller blading? I know it’s not quite the same thing.

I broke my wrist rollerblading when I was a kid, haven’t been back since. Mountain biking takes up some of the slack, but it’s not the same as skiing, my favorite thing ever.

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:54:31pm

re: #17 Belafon

A philosophical and legal question: What do you do with people who have figured out how to use the system to defeat it, and how do you fix the system so it can’t happen? And how do you do it in a way that does minimal damage to the rights of those who stay within the normal bounds of behavior? And I don’t mean people we disagree with. Someone advocating for smaller taxes is not playing with the foundation of democracy.

It is an incredibly difficult question to answer. There are obvious limits to speech - clear and present dangers, fighting words, incitement, fraud, defamation. The concern is always that a check designed to shut down neonazis will later be used to shut down a group like BLM.

I’ve been kicking around the idea of something like incitement per se - I’m still not sure how to define it as something different than incitement. I’m thinking my Supreme Court case history this week might be Brandenburg - maybe I’ll get some ideas from that

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:54:46pm

I mean, how can you not find peace and tranquility in a place like this?

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The tree skiing today was top shelf.

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:55:16pm

re: #38 William Lewis

Was thinking of the movie “Dave” a bit ago. A bit of wish fulfillment fantasy these days, but oh wouldn’t​ it be nice to find someone who could fake being the Yam that convincingly?

Alec Baldwin is under contract with NBc

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:56:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:57:24pm

I could not possibly disagree more with the EFF on this. We’re in this situation now because no one would step up, do the right thing, and refuse to serve these vicious hate groups.

I do not believe this bullshit “slippery slope” argument that shutting down Nazis will soon mean shutting down decent people as well. It doesn’t work like that, and this viewpoint has given us an Internet that’s lousy with monsters, and social networks that have turned into nasty, unpleasant cesspools of hate speech and harassment.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:57:58pm
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retired cynic  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:59:14pm

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹

Oh, she’s good!!

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ipsos  Aug 17, 2017 • 8:59:42pm

re: #11 Jay C

Is that that hideous miscarriage of art purporting to be a statue of Lucille Ball that was put up in her hometown (Rochester?). I thought they had voted to remove it, and replace it with something that, y’know, actually looked like Lucy? And not like Nathan Bedford Forrest’s ugly sister?

Jamestown, about two hours southeast of here. Actually, Celoron, which is a tiny little town ten minutes north of Jamestown. The new statue sits in the same park as the “Scary Lucy.”

Guess which one gets all the attention and still brings the tourists to the park?

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:01:46pm

re: #9 Stanley Sea

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:03:47pm

re: #43 KGxvi

Making my affirmation for political office, one requirement is not to belong to a group which advocates overthrow of the Federal or state government by violent means.

Nazis advocate for genocide, viewed worldwide as a violent crime. It would seem to me that belonging to a group that advocates for violence against others is sufficient.

That “Blood and Soil” chant in the past was a direct call for the erasure of Poland and genocide of Poles. Dingbat Nazi fanbois today might not know what that phrase means, but I sure do, and so do people like Matthew Heimbach and Steve Miller.

Nazi ideology calls for genocide of Jews, of Slavs, &c. That should be sufficient.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:05:06pm

The white-power “OK” sign is starting to get some national exposure now, and is rightly being linked to Donald Trump.

Found this on CNN’s main page:

Good news Donald, nobody is talking about Russia today.
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Belafon  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:05:23pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

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Absolutist arguments like this are frustrating and wrong. Change Nazi’s for cops and you’ve got arguments for why police shouldn’t be punished.

There are times when you have to say this is not right and the only way to fix it is to do something outside the norms. The Nazis are trying to break the US. They’re not trying to play by the rules everyone else does. They’re using those rules to try to bring everything else down.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:05:39pm

re: #44 teleskiguy

I mean, how can you not find peace and tranquility in a place like this?

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Oh that reminds me of Deer Hunting Season back in Pennsylvania!

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:05:45pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

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What is the EFF saying, private businesses cannot choose who they do business with? That’s a rather bold stance to take.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:06:19pm

“But at least they aren’t silenced.” - EFF

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:07:21pm

re: #10 Decatur Deb

The More You Know. The Black Confederate soldier is almost entirely BS, but the war split American Indian tribes as well. The last Confederate general to surrender was a Cherokee.

And, apropos of nothing, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All had more typos in it than any other book I’ve ever read.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:07:21pm

re: #56 Targetpractice

What is the EFF saying, private businesses cannot choose who they do business with? That’s a rather bold stance to take.


“Information wants to be Freep.”

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:07:29pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:08:01pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

I could not possibly disagree more with the EFF on this. We’re in this situation now because no one would step up, do the right thing, and refuse to serve these vicious hate groups.

I do not believe this bullshit “slippery slope” argument that shutting down Nazis will soon mean shutting down decent people as well. It doesn’t work like that, and this viewpoint has given us an Internet that’s lousy with monsters, and social networks that have turned into nasty, unpleasant cesspools of hate speech and harassment.

EFF has servers, if they feel so strongly about this, let them host Daily Stormer.

GoDaddy or Cloudfront do not have to commit business suicide when tens of thousands of customers leave just to host a Website advocating war crimes.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:08:31pm

re: #56 Targetpractice

What is the EFF saying, private businesses cannot choose who they do business with? That’s a rather bold stance to take.

They’re saying that private businesses can legally refuse to do business with Nazis, but they SHOULDN’T.

I’ve agreed with the EFF on a lot of things in the past, but this is fucking insane and wrong.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:08:39pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:10:09pm

re: #29 Targetpractice

Shit happens. You’re not KT or DF, so I think we can find it in ourselves to forgive ya.

I appreciate that. Unlike Kilgore Trout and Dark_Falcon, I am indeed capable of shame and atonement.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:10:40pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:11:01pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:11:25pm

re: #58 BeachDem

And, apropos of nothing, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All had more typos in it than any other book I’ve ever read.

That was fiction, no? Confederates In The Attic was reportage by a Romanian journalists. He talks of one of the several Last Confederate Widows who died near here a few years ago.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:12:56pm

re: #65 The Ghost of a Flea

Very good advice. Thank you.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:13:21pm
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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:13:23pm

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹

Making my affirmation for political office, one requirement is not to belong to a group which advocates overthrow of the Federal or state government by violent means.

Nazis advocate for genocide, viewed worldwide as a violent crime. It would seem to me that belonging to a group that advocates for violence against others is sufficient.

That “Blood and Soil” chant in the past was a direct call for the erasure of Poland and genocide of Poles. Dingbat Nazi fanbois today might not know what that phrase means, but I sure do, and so do people like Matthew Heimbach and Steve Miller.

Nazi ideology calls for genocide of Jews, of Slavs, &c. That should be sufficient.

I agree with the point about advocating genocide. That was definitely at the heart of what I was thinking about with incitement per se. The tricky part then becomes what constitutes belonging to a group? If they are as generally unorganized as much of the altright appears to be, do they really belong to a group? It’s definitely a theory in progress

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:13:31pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Just like your insight into how the ‘view from nowhere’ media is dangerous, this is kinda the same in the business sector. There are consequences to inaction and certain workings in our institutions keep empowering these hate merchants and have put the decent folks at a disadvantage that’s been tallying up for generations. Folks keep acting like we’re starting with any scales balanced. It’s a freaking cop out.

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:13:59pm

re: #63 Blind Frog Belly White

Technically, we fought two wars about that. The first one in 1776, and then again in 1812

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:14:05pm

re: #19 Anymouse 🌹

The President of the United States Is Now a Neo-Nazi Sympathiser (goes to The Guardian):

(more at the link)

I miss Wolfe’s appearances on MSNBC. Cool dude.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:16:03pm

Thank you JordanRules. You awarded me my 100,000th karma.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:18:06pm

re: #74 teleskiguy

Woot!!

I felt a buzz when I hit the button.

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:18:16pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

Ski areas open in three months. The one thing in this world that guarantees my peace of mind. If I were a person of means, I would ski year-round, like my idol Chris Davenport, who’s in Chile as we speak.

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Made me think of that line from “Endless Summer” (which my high-school surfing boyfriend made me see about a zillion times)

“Everywhere they went they were greeted with a familiar cry surfers have heard 1,000 times each, quote: You guys reeeeally missed it, you should’ve been here yesterday.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:19:04pm

re: #74 teleskiguy

Here’s your 100,004th.

That’s just as unique as 100,000 you know. /s

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:20:12pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:20:32pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

There is no variety of skull-fucked I haven’t been. At this point it’s a skillset.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:21:59pm

re: #79 The Ghost of a Flea

There is no variety of skull-fucked I haven’t been. At this point it’s a skillset.

You ever gone skiing on acid or mushrooms? I wouldn’t recommend it until you get good at skiing, but BOY! That shit is…can’t put it into words.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:22:03pm
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Belafon  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:22:23pm

There’s a movie on about Jessie Owens and it made me think. We have that Sherman meme about going back to the south. A similar meme could be done with Owens and Nazis.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:24:06pm

Angst on Twitter:

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William Lewis  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:24:10pm

And in a moment of hopeful and beautiful news:

Once Shot For Advocating For Girls’ Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford

Malala Yousafzai was only 15 when she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for the education of girls. Now, she has been accepted to Oxford, one of the world’s elite universities.

At Oxford Malala will study philosophy, politics and economics.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:24:45pm

Giphy

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Kilroy was here  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:25:57pm

re: #78 Kragar

Not true

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:26:00pm

re: #80 teleskiguy

You ever gone skiing on acid or mushrooms? I wouldn’t recommend it until you get good at skiing, but BOY! That shit is…can’t put it into words.

Never done any of those things individually, even.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:26:38pm

re: #87 The Ghost of a Flea

Never done any of those things individually, even.

Like my favorite band Umphrey’s McGee, it’s not for everybody.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:26:59pm
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Kragar  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:27:47pm

re: #86 Kilroy was here

Not true

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I said most.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:28:02pm

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹

This is the same guy who did the story about the slave monuments in Barbados showing them breaking their chains.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:29:23pm

re: #91 Belafon

That is one of my favorite threads ever.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:29:43pm
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Jay C  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:30:03pm

re: #50 ipsos

Jamestown, about two hours southeast of here. Actually, Celoron, which is a tiny little town ten minutes north of Jamestown. The new statue sits in the same park as the “Scary Lucy.”

Guess which one gets all the attention and still brings the tourists to the park?

I get three, right? And the first two don’t count?

I should have remembered it was Jamestown, though: Ball used to mention it on TV enough.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:33:44pm

re: #88 teleskiguy

Like my favorite band Umphrey’s McGee, it’s not for everybody.

Nature plus mind-altering substances I think I see the appeal of.

Hurtling downhill plus mind-altering substances…I suspect the constant change of visual, tactile, auditory, and propioceptic (awareness of body position and movement) stimuli would make for an intense experience, since hallucinogens make your sense impression blend and bleed.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:34:01pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:35:48pm
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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:38:48pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:39:37pm

re: #98 JordanRules

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Fuckin’ A.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:40:30pm

re: #95 The Ghost of a Flea

Nature plus mind-altering substances I think I see the appeal of.

Hurtling downhill plus mind-altering substances…I suspect the constant change of visual, tactile, auditory, and propioceptic (awareness of body position and movement) stimuli would make for an intense experience, since hallucinogens make your sense impression blend and bleed.

Simply put, skiing is like walking for me, totally second-nature. I consider myself blessed in that respect. You could put me on just about any snow-covered mountain and I will glide down with style and panache, as long as there aren’t any gonzo airs (big cliffs and whatnot). Even then, if there’s enough snow, I’ve been known to hurl myself into the void only to bomb-hole in a deep mantle of powder.

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:40:55pm

re: #67 Decatur Deb

That was fiction, no? Confederates In The Attic was reportage by a Romanian journalists. He talks of one of the several Last Confederate Widows who died near here a few years ago.

Yes, it was fiction, and was super popular when it came out (2001.) I thought it was excruciatingly boring and the typos and horrible editing didn’t help.

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William Lewis  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:41:24pm

re: #88 teleskiguy

Like my favorite band Umphrey’s McGee, it’s not for everybody.

My one experience with mushrooms was back during the mid 80’s in a hammock on a beach in Ko Samui Thailand. I can’t really imagine skiing in that condition but watching a nearly full moon rising over the Gulf of Thailand was a delight.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:41:40pm

President Trump’s False Claim That Counter-Demonstrators Lacked a Permit (goes to the Washington Post)

Of course, it is already part of the Wingnut Canon that counter-demonstrators had no permit, so fact-checking by the Lügenpresse will mean nothing… .

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:43:18pm

re: #71 JordanRules

Just like your insight into how the ‘view from nowhere’ media is dangerous, this is kinda the same in the business sector. There are consequences to inaction and certain workings in our institutions keep empowering these hate merchants and have put the decent folks at a disadvantage that’s been tallying up for generations. Folks keep acting like we’re starting with any scales balanced. It’s a freaking cop out.

And though he’d deny it and say “aw shucks, just kidding,” I think Anglin’s bullshit comes close to, if not across the line of, incitement.

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:44:28pm

re: #98 JordanRules

It would be an interesting scenario if there were massive staff and/or appointment resignations. The people holding jobs that require senate confirmation are probably more important. It would force Congress, or at least the Senate, to confront the worst parts of the Trump Administration. And Trump’s reaction, of course, would be… well, let’s go with “telling”

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retired cynic  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:46:20pm

re: #105 KGxvi

There are so few career people holding down vital jobs in near empty departments that I worry about decimating the ranks of those left.

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:48:43pm

re: #92 JordanRules

That is one of my favorite threads ever.

Mine as well.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:49:41pm

re: #96 JordanRules

Aaand Rupert Murdoch fires the first salvo.

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stpaulbear  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:53:06pm

re: #105 KGxvi

It would be an interesting scenario if there were massive staff and/or appointment resignations. The people holding jobs that require senate confirmation are probably more important. It would force Congress, or at least the Senate, to confront the worst parts of the Trump Administration. And Trump’s reaction, of course, would be… well, let’s go with “telling”

I called my rep and senators today and one of the things I mentioned is that no more Trump nominees should be approved for any positions. I also mentioned that protecting voting rights should be their number one priority and Sessions attempts to gather data from websites that opposed Trump should be fought. When Trump goes, he really needs to take Pence and Sessions down with him.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 9:54:19pm

re: #104 BeachDem

It terrorizes those it’s aimed to and we don’t really have mechanisms rooted in our history to address that and so they continue to prosper within and without our legal framework.

I love when folks debate the law and ethics and how it works because it’s a start and it’s needed but far too many start from an untenable place that won’t even allow for targeted fallibility in our system.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:00:16pm

I do find this strain of capitalist, brand awareness backlash and resistance fascinating to watch unfold.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:05:11pm

nbcnewyork.com

Carl Paladino, the racist bigot who was Donald Trump’s New York campaign manager, and once compared Gold Star Families to terrorism supporters for standing up for the Khan family …

has been fired from the Buffalo School Board.

Cue wingnut whinging (especially from him) for actions having consequences.

He was fired for revealing info from an executive session of the board (not his racism).

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced her decision Thursday following a five-day hearing in June. School board members lobbied for Paladino’s removal after he disclosed information about teacher contract negotiations that were discussed in closed-door sessions.

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:06:04pm

How did I miss this little tidbit from Rohrabacher (R-Moscow) after his tete-a-tete with Assange:

He hoped that WikiLeaks — an award-winning journalistic operation — might be granted a seat in the White House press corps.

Yikes.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:15:37pm

re: #113 BeachDem

Yikes is right.

A bunch of these individual actions with regard to this alignment of white supremacy and Russia add up to something with devastating implications for Democracy. It’s so dangerous.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:17:02pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:18:28pm

rawstory.com (from International Business Times)

Fake “antifa” posters making their way around right-wing/conservative sites calling for the murder of white children (poster pictured in article).

How long until that makes it to Drudge or FOX?

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:24:50pm

Speaking of Lucille Ball’s horrendous statue…

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:25:46pm

re: #113 BeachDem

How did I miss this little tidbit from Rohrabacher (R-Moscow) after his tete-a-tete with Assange:

He hoped that WikiLeaks — an award-winning journalistic operation — might be granted a seat in the White House press corps.

Yikes.

Rohrabacher is the majordomo of Putin’s western influence whorehouse and Assange is the madam.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:30:22pm

Having read EFF’s statement, I agree in principle with what they’re saying, that there should be a means for site owners to request a review of the decision to take down their site. But the problem as I see it is they can’t differentiate between a government entity demanding a site taken down and customer complaints leading to a decision to shut a site down.

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Kilroy was here  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:33:58pm

re: #115 JordanRules

Oh I have a new favorite

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:36:20pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:37:48pm

Arnold - even after his adulterous ways and scandal-ridden governorship - is a great citizen of the United States.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:38:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:46:14pm

Steve Cohen (D-TN9) drawing up articles of impeachment.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:46:52pm
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Amory Blaine  Aug 17, 2017 • 10:53:06pm

I had a dinner party. Dispelled several memes. Loved debunking the Chicago myth with whatever source chosen.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:03:17pm

I love drawing the Chicago concern out. So terrible. Then watching the face as you explain how the city doesn’t even crack the top 10 of violent cities. Welcome to my party. Dude.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:09:50pm

re: #127 Amory Blaine

Your party sounds amazing!

This type of every day, on the ground action is so necessary. And we get to have fun and break bread. Win!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:12:05pm

re: #127 Amory Blaine

I love drawing the Chicago concern out. So terrible. Then watching the face as you explain how the city doesn’t even crack the top 10 of violent cities. Welcome to my party. Dude.

Guns are banned in Chicago, but the bad guys have plenty of guns!

Yeah. Turns out they get them mostly from Indiana, where the Governor doesn’t care as much about his citizens’ lives.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:21:10pm

re: #129 Blind Frog Belly White

Guns are banned in Chicago, but the bad guys have plenty of guns!

Yeah. Turns out they get them mostly from Indiana, where the Governor doesn’t care as much about his citizens’ lives.

I always blame every gun death on the NRA. It is thanks to this criminal organization and its Republican and Federalist Society affiliates that this country has basically no restrictions on gun ownership or display of weaponry in public. After Sandy Hook, I lost all hope of any sensible laws as long as Republicans are in power in this country.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:22:47pm

That Vice documentary is fucking chilling.

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JordanRules  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:24:25pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:25:48pm

re: #132 JordanRules

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“Dude, did you ever think that maybe we’re all just fleas on the back of an even bigger dog?”

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:26:53pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:34:18pm

So I’ll be flying in to Denver (first step to the eclipse) on Saturday, and I’m wondering whether anyone from around there has recommendations for what to do on Sunday. No late-night adventures, as I have to get up at 3:00 am.

Do we have any Denver lizards?

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:36:48pm

re: #135 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

So I’ll be flying in to Denver (first step to the eclipse) on Saturday, and I’m wondering whether anyone from around there has recommendations for what to do on Sunday. No late-night adventures, as I have to get up at 3:00 am.

Do we have any Denver lizards?

Did you check under the airport?

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:39:09pm

re: #136 Kragar

Did you check under the airport?

For adventures or lizards?

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:40:53pm

re: #135 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

So I’ll be flying in to Denver (first step to the eclipse) on Saturday, and I’m wondering whether anyone from around there has recommendations for what to do on Sunday. No late-night adventures, as I have to get up at 3:00 am.

Do we have any Denver lizards?

Go to Red Rocks Park and walk around. It’s a half hour west of downtown in a cute little hamlet called Morrison. Get there early enough and you can go into the amphitheater and watch people exercising (on show days the amphitheater closes to the public at 2 p.m., sometimes earlier depending on the act). Afterwards you can grab a margarita at the Morrison Inn.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:48:05pm

re: #138 teleskiguy

Thanks!

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:52:16pm

re: #139 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

If you go, bring some sturdy shoes and a bottle of water and walk around the Trading Post Trail, that very well-worn loop will take you around most of the park. It’s a mile and a half long with some uphill slog.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:53:38pm

re: #136 Kragar

Did you check under the airport?

A huge list of conspiracy theories about Denver’s new airport, everything from Illuminati base to Egyptian Gods, all conveniently located at that clearinghouse of all human ken: YouTube

youtube.com

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:53:45pm

Donald Trump says Rebel Alliance must also take blame for violence as Death Star had all the required permits

Donald Trump has insisted the Rebel Alliance must take their share of the blame for the violence in the Star Wars universe after revealing the Empire had all the necessary permits to gather at the Death Star.

Speaking to reporters to clarify his position on the violent battles fought between the two sides, Trump explained that the fake news media are ignoring all the good people inside in the Empire.

“I don’t see anyone talking about the bad people inside the Rebel Alliance charging at the Death Star even though it had all the necessary paperwork in place and was allowed to be there.

“The Empire followed the rules, and went about its business within the rule of law, is that so wrong? Are we criticising people for obeying the law now?

“If we’re going to blow up Death Stars just because they’re symbols of oppression, what next? The Sith Temple on Korriban?”

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:55:11pm

re: #141 Anymouse 🌹

By far the creepiest thing about Denver International Airport is the red-eyed horse at the entrance.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:57:26pm

re: #143 teleskiguy

The horse is obviously possessed by demons. (Or maybe daemons if it runs on Linux.)

There is a video about the horse in the conspiracy theory list I linked above.

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teleskiguy  Aug 17, 2017 • 11:58:45pm

This picture sends chills down my spine. Most expensive vet bill I’ve ever had when my dog chased a porcupine.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:03:18am

Chuck C. Johnson, Julian Assange, And Dana Rohrabacher Walk Into A Bar, Because WHAT EVEN THE FUCK? (goes to Wonkette)

Time to check in with Dana Rohrabacher, the elected Republican from Orange County, California, who mostly represents the Kremlin’s interests in Congress (since moving on from being literal actual BFFs with, and we are not kidding here, THE TALIBAN). He’s been traveling again, but this time he didn’t go to Moscow to get marching orders. Instead, he was in London, palling around with one of Moscow’s most finely aged tools, Julian Assange, who is still hiding inside the Ecuadorian embassy like a pussy. If you’re wondering why THE FUCK Rohrabacher is meeting with Assange, you are asking the correct question. If you’re also wondering why THE FUCKITY FUCK the internet’s greatest loser troll, Chuck C. Johnson, also attended the meeting … just holy shit. Because this is a thing that happened.

In the article is a message from Dana Rohrabacher’s (R-ussian Tool) own office confirming the visit.

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teleskiguy  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:05:58am

Tweet translated: Stand up comedian Doug Stanhope, ’ talking about nationalism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:08:53am

More from Wonkette:

We notice a couple things here right off the bat. First of all, it’s creepy and weird that Rohrabacher “plans to divulge more of what he found directly to President Trump,” as if Julian Assange should have a right to be passing fake news love notes to the American president. Also, we’re worried Trump will believe whatever Rohrabacher says Assange told him, because he too is a very stupid and gullible man.

Hey, maybe Assange’s message contains flat-out conspiracy lies about how Hillary Clinton colluded with Ukraine to steal the election from herself! Because that’s the counter-narrative America’s enemies in Moscow and inside the White House want people to believe.

We’re also amused by the editorial paragraph in the congressman’s official statement, where it states as fact that the WikiLeaks emails revealed that the 2016 Democratic primary was #RIGGED against Bernie Sanders. Way to get that Russian dezinformatsiya in there, Congressman! We bet Putin is IMPRESSED.

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teleskiguy  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:20:14am

A preface of the Golden Record on the Voyager spacecrafts, delivered by a true statesman.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:21:54am

Woo hoo! After hanging up on “34% complete” for almost an hour, my iPhoto library conversion for the new used Mac has finished the last 66% in two minutes flat — so I can go to bed now. Night, all.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:31:17am

re: #150 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Woo hoo! After hanging up on “34% complete” for almost an hour, my iPhoto library conversion for the new used Mac has finished the last 66% in two minutes flat — so I can go to bed now. Night, all.

I was similarly hung on a download of two Depeche Mode CDs I bought. (They are on the way but the record seller allows downloads of purchased CDs.) My telephone company decided I didn’t need all that data at once.

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teleskiguy  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:36:20am

FLORIDA MAN!

A Florida man arrested for destroying a liquor store under construction told police he was Alice in Wonderland and that a “hookah-smoking caterpillar” ordered him to attack the site.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:41:35am
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:07:23am
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A local business owner spoke out to defend himself Wednesday amid calls to boycott his business after being labeled a Nazi supporter and a white supremacist.

A Facebook post that’s gone viral shows Aaron VanArsdale, the co-owner of Craft Draft 2 Go, with a swastika, and doing a Nazi salute.

Located off Stadium Drive, the Kalamazoo bar did not open Wednesday after it was vandalized overnight.

VanArsdale says his employees are too scared to come to work and he no longer feels safe.

A profanity in white spray paint was sandwiched in between ‘get out’ and ‘Nazi scum.’

“The public is crucifying me,” VanArsdale said.

(more at WWMT)
wwmt.com

The photos in question have been on his Facebook page for many years. As usual, when called out on it, he tried to brush it off as a “joke.”

A boycott has developed, several breweries have said they won’t sell to him any more, and several musical acts have cancelled performances at his bar.

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teleskiguy  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:08:53am

Christopher Cantwell, the “star” of that ghastly Vice documentary, wrote some things down for his blog after the events last weekend in Charlottesville. He deleted the blog post. Whatever, the internet is forever.

Some choice passages:

The hero, James Fields, has a rough time ahead of him, but now that video evidence shows communists attacking his vehicle with a weapon, no jury with a white man on it will convict him of murder.

[…]

The day after that, they proved it again, allowing a communist to punch Jason Kessler, catching the perpetrator, and releasing him without charges. Now that assault has apparently been legalized in Virginia, perhaps we can begin solving these problems in the private sector.

[…]

One thing is for sure, we here at the Radical Agenda are just getting started, and if those red bastards think it hurt when I maced and beat them, the pain they will feel from the rise of this production will drive them to voluntarily join Heather Heyer in hell.

And I will delight in their demise.

web.archive.org

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Targetpractice  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:10:31am

The “Master Race” seems awful whiney when they’re not the ones in power, don’t they?

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:13:46am

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(more at WWMT)
wwmt.com

“The public is crucifying me,” VanArsdale said.

Thanks for the suggestion, Aaron.

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Kragar  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:13:57am
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Targetpractice  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:22:15am

re: #158 Kragar

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I suggest Ms Fey go out and ask survivors of the death camps, people who bear scars and numbers tattooed on their forearms, ask them if letting Nazis march around in broad daylight without confrontation leads to anything good.

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teleskiguy  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:26:05am
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Kragar  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:27:14am
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Kragar  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:28:33am
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Targetpractice  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:30:50am

re: #162 Kragar

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They either support it or they support appeasing it if it gets them closer to tax cuts for the rich. There is no middle ground.

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teleskiguy  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:39:41am
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Targetpractice  Aug 18, 2017 • 1:42:36am

There were politicians aplenty who condoned Hitler, condoned the Nazis, because they saw in both a hope to “restore” Germany to a state of strength and power. That if it meant making a jabbering loon the head of the country, they would do it, then use their influence and political power to keep him under control.

Then the Reichstag burned, the Nazis exploited the national outrage to rewrite the laws, and suddenly those politicians who thought they had Hitler under their power were the minority that was under pressure to conform or be dubbed “enemies of the state.”

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Teukka  Aug 18, 2017 • 2:51:39am
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 3:08:10am

Local Hot Take in the news:

Airport as Ready as Possible for Eclipse (slow news day at the Scottsbluff, NE Star-Herald)

Airport Director Darwin Skelton said on Wednesday he has heard a wide range of numbers of people who are expected to arrive in the Panhandle for Monday’s eclipse. While no one really knows what to expect, Skelton said the airport prepared to start seeing planes arriving as early as Thursday.

Phone calls to the airport have asked if there is still a space available to land a plane. Unlike the Alliance airport, Scottsbluff chose not to do reservations of spaces because it would be too hard to track.

“If it’s cloudy, no one will come,” Skelton said. “It will be an interesting situation to see what transpires.”

(more at the link)

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meteor  Aug 18, 2017 • 3:10:21am

re: #18 teleskiguy

Hug!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 3:40:54am

I think I’m still on European time. Gah.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 3:45:45am

re: #169 HappyWarrior

I think I’m still on European time. Gah.

I’m still on Mythical Time Zone.

I am off to bed. I need to sleep sometime.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 3:51:18am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹

I’m still on Mythical Time Zone.

I am off to bed. I need to sleep sometime.

I’ve been back only two days. It’s not so bad really but I really want to get back to EST.

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LastYearsMan  Aug 18, 2017 • 4:15:42am

When are people going to get that China is not their friend. And China’s money always comes with strings.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 18, 2017 • 4:19:40am

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹

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Never even heard of this incident before. That’s the history that needs to be taught instead of this veneration of slave holders.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 18, 2017 • 4:20:18am

re: #172 LastYearsMan

China and Russia. Neither are democracies.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:01:57am

Morning Lizards. Launch reminder. Also day 1 of my staycation.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:05:01am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:07:13am

Why do I get out of bed in the morning?

The Felon Speaks
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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:09:56am

re: #177 I Would Prefer Not To

Why do I get out of bed in the morning?

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Except he did call out Islamic terrorism and people like you Dinesh still called him an Islamist. Fuck off, you amoral piece of shit.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:13:37am

re: #178 HappyWarrior

Except he did call out Islamic terrorism and people like you Dinesh still called him an Islamist. Fuck off, you amoral piece of shit.

Welcome back. Did you post any pic of your trip?

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:17:23am

re: #143 teleskiguy

Blucifer!

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Charles Johnson  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:18:14am

Rage Furby is mad at me again!

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:18:21am

re: #179 I Would Prefer Not To

Welcome back. Did you post any pic of your trip?

No I still haven’t uploaded my photos from my camera yet.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:18:53am

re: #181 Charles Johnson

Rage Furby is mad at me again!

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Glad you’re getting under his thin skin.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:19:41am

re: #177 I Would Prefer Not To

Why do I get out of bed in the morning?

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Convicted felon says what? I’m so old I remember him denouncing terrorism in all forms many times.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:22:16am

re: #181 Charles Johnson

Rage Furby is mad at me again!

Good Job!

I really hate holocaust deniers. The ones that try and deny that they deny are the worst. Fuck him.

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jeffreyw  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:22:41am

Imgur


Good morning!

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:23:38am

re: #184 Bubblehead II

But he didn’t say “Radicah Isomic Terraism”

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steve_davis  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:24:58am

re: #32 Charles Johnson

woohoo

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I’ve been watching Garry try to shake off the rust in St. Louis this week. Sadly, he is badly out of form, though in fairness, he’s also playing a bunch of guys in the top 20 of the chess world, including a former world champion, a guy who just played Carlsen for the world championship, the two best American players not named Wesley So, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:29:07am

re: #186 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

That looks good. I haven’t had a good Asian meal in a while.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:29:13am

T-8all system go

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:35:17am

re: #155 teleskiguy

The hero, James Fields

Wait, I think I see the problem here…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:35:22am

re: #181 Charles Johnson

Rage Furby is mad at me again!

e claims in his tweet of the photo he stole ]

you stole a tweet? Someone call the tweeter police.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:36:37am

re: #192 I Would Prefer Not To

you stole a tweet? Someone call the tweeter police.

How the hell do you “steal” a tweet? Rage Furby’s drunk again I see.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:39:47am

re: #181 Charles Johnson

Rage Furby is mad at me again!

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You can expect some strongly-worded letters from his legions of Jewish friends.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:40:52am

I love how in one sentence he says “I am not a Holocaust denier,” then immediately follows up with “I do not believe the 6 million Jews killed figure.”

This guy is seriously not well.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:42:15am

re: #195 Charles Johnson

I love how in one sentence he says “I am not a Holocaust denier,” then immediately follows up with “I do not believe the 6 million Jews killed figure.”

This guy is seriously not well.

And he’s posing with movers and shakers of the GOP. Way to go Republicans. But hey tell us some more about how you love love Israel and Jews. //

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:42:30am

re: #113 BeachDem

How did I miss this little tidbit from Rohrabacher (R-Moscow) after his tete-a-tete with Assange:

He hoped that WikiLeaks — an award-winning journalistic operation — might be granted a seat in the White House press corps.

Yikes.

He must have gotten the “award-winning” bit from Rage Furby.

Also, I’m so old I remember when the GOP thought Wikileaks was a terrorist organization.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:42:42am

re: #187 I cannot.

But he didn’t say “Radicah Isomic Terraism”

“Watch the skies, Omar. We’re expecting to be called out again by President Obama.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:42:49am

re: #195 Charles Johnson

I love how in one sentence he says “I am not a Holocaust denier,” then immediately follows up with “I do not believe the 6 million Jews killed figure.”

This guy is seriously not well.

Yeah, that stood out immediately. He’s basically saying, “I’m NOT a Holocaust denier - I just think it’s all a bunch of BS and clearly untrue!!”

That’s some weapons-grade cognitive dissonance right there.

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Targetpractice  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:45:40am

re: #195 Charles Johnson

I love how in one sentence he says “I am not a Holocaust denier,” then immediately follows up with “I do not believe the 6 million Jews killed figure.”

This guy is seriously not well.

He doesn’t deny it…just one of its core facts. I’m sure you can see the difference.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:46:49am

re: #195 Charles Johnson

I love how in one sentence he says “I am not a Holocaust denier,” then immediately follows up with “I do not believe the 6 million Jews killed figure.”

This guy is seriously not well.

It makes me blood boil. Let’s say the Nazis only killed whatever number you pull out of Satan’s asshole, does that make the Nazis less evil? One person was murdered on Saturday in VA, does that mean the driver gets a statue? Fuck these people. I really want Chuck to sue, because any jury in any city in the us is going to tell him to go to hell.

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Belafon  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:47:44am

re: #158 Kragar

I will have to watch it later, but it seems that actually watching it found it to be pretty funny:

And Tina was a University of Virginia graduate.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:50:35am

re: #200 Targetpractice

He doesn’t deny it…just one of its core facts. I’m sure you can see the difference.

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“Look, I’m just saying, do we really know that there were six million? What if the number was really five million, or three point six million, or eight hundred thousand?”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:51:42am

re: #202 Belafon

I will have to watch it later, but it seems that actually watching it found it to be pretty funny:

And Tina was a University of Virginia graduate.

Yeah I loves me some Tina Fey.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 18, 2017 • 5:59:47am

re: #195 Charles Johnson

You’re up early…….

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:04:10am

Respects to the Spanish people this morning. Stay defiant.

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lawhawk  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:15:04am

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the soggy NYC metro area. We’ve had torrential storms come through this morning, and the streets and sidewalks by me are raging rivers. No doubt it’s going to put a crimp in the bigot in chief’s golf game today.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:17:13am

re: #152 teleskiguy

FLORIDA MAN!

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Panhandle
Virtually Alabama (no offense)
Doesn’t count

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:17:29am

re: #207 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the soggy NYC metro area. We’ve had torrential storms come through this morning, and the streets and sidewalks by me are raging rivers. No doubt it’s going to put a crimp in the bigot in chief’s golf game today.

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Fucking baby. I wish Twitter would just ban him already. What’s the Yam going to do?

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lawhawk  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:18:07am

re: #209 HappyWarrior

Spend the day on twitter railing at all the people being mean to him for identifying him as a white supremacist and a bigot?

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:18:26am

re: #154 Anymouse 🌹

(more at WWMT)
wwmt.com

The photos in question have been on his Facebook page for many years. As usual, when called out on it, he tried to brush it off as a “joke.”

A boycott has developed, several breweries have said they won’t sell to him any more, and several musical acts have cancelled performances at his bar.

Free markets a bitch if you’re a bitch

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:20:01am

re: #163 Targetpractice

They either support it or they support appeasing it if it gets them closer to tax cuts for the rich. There is no middle ground.

Winner!!!!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:22:26am

Okay you guys asked for photos.

Menin Gate
IAmsterdam
Colditz Castle
Sachsenhausen
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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:25:33am

Bad News/Good News Dept:

FB post by a local teacher
“Everyone gets to read my opinion on FB!! (No this doesn’t happen very often) It is stupid to remove landmarks because they offend people!! Look at the eclipse and go blind and you won’t have to see any of it!! Wars, battles, victories and defeats stand for something!! Its HISTORY people!! We each sat in a class and learned about events that took place at different eras of time. If we find it fiting to remove statues and pieces of concrete that offend “a black race”, then we sure as hell need to remove the Martin Luther king jr, rosa parks, your civil rights institute!!! I recall learning about museums and houses that were dedicated to black history!! The whole month of Feb to honor you can be dismissed because we don’t need to single anyone out, however that is exactly what your doing by destroying parts of history today!! Why don’t you take your happy asses to Africa and live in the deserts and starve to death and be happy!! America will not lose any sleep over letting you go!! You can all be equal there!!! I’m sure Mr. Trump will get you a boat ready!! I vote don’t even make you pay for the ride!! I’ve never been so sick of hearing poor me I’m black in my life!! If it’s that bad then paint yourself white and shut up about Have a great day!!
* if this offends you too then please by all means delete me!!!”

Response by Superintendant of the small rural school district
“I have seen the Facebook post making the rounds on social media and frankly find it disturbing. The person who made the post is not currently employed by Geneva County Schools. She was employed last year as a Pre-K aide/auxiliary teacher before being non-renewed by the board in May 2017. She also served with us for a half day as a substitute employee through Kelly Services on August 8, 2017. As of this morning, I have asked Kelly Services to remove her from the substitute list. Geneva County Schools is a school system that believes in community, diversity and equality. Moreover, we firmly believe that education is one of the best tools we can use to overcome the relics of hateful and divisive beliefs.”

Bad that this dolt felt safe to broadcast her brilliant contribution to educational theory. Good that the lady who runs a remote Alabama county school system gave a better response than the president.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:26:14am

This made me feel better on a rainy day.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:26:44am

re: #195 Charles Johnson

I love how in one sentence he says “I am not a Holocaust denier,” then immediately follows up with “I do not believe the 6 million Jews killed figure.”

This guy is seriously not well.

Fortunately for the sane world it’s not something that requires “belief”

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Mike Lamb  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:27:54am

re: #181 Charles Johnson

It’s amazing they’re going with the “It’s the ‘ok’ sign” garbage. I haven’t given the ‘ok’ sign as many times in my entire life as these clowns have done it just in their photos.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:28:07am

re: #214 Decatur Deb

Bad News/Good News Dept:

FB post by a local teacher
“Everyone gets to read my opinion on FB!! (No this doesn’t happen very often) It is stupid to remove landmarks because they offend people!! Look at the eclipse and go blind and you won’t have to see any of it!! Wars, battles, victories and defeats stand for something!! Its HISTORY people!! We each sat in a class and learned about events that took place at different eras of time. If we find it fiting to remove statues and pieces of concrete that offend “a black race”, then we sure as hell need to remove the Martin Luther king jr, rosa parks, your civil rights institute!!! I recall learning about museums and houses that were dedicated to black history!! The whole month of Feb to honor you can be dismissed because we don’t need to single anyone out, however that is exactly what your doing by destroying parts of history today!! Why don’t you take your happy asses to Africa and live in the deserts and starve to death and be happy!! America will not lose any sleep over letting you go!! You can all be equal there!!! I’m sure Mr. Trump will get you a boat ready!! I vote don’t even make you pay for the ride!! I’ve never been so sick of hearing poor me I’m black in my life!! If it’s that bad then paint yourself white and shut up about Have a great day!!
* if this offends you too then please by all means delete me!!!”

Response by Superintendant of the small rural school district
“I have seen the Facebook post making the rounds on social media and frankly find it disturbing. The person who made the post is not currently employed by Geneva County Schools. She was employed last year as a Pre-K aide/auxiliary teacher before being non-renewed by the board in May 2017. She also served with us for a half day as a substitute employee through Kelly Services on August 8, 2017. As of this morning, I have asked Kelly Services to remove her from the substitute list. Geneva County Schools is a school system that believes in community, diversity and equality. Moreover, we firmly believe that education is one of the best tools we can use to overcome the relics of hateful and divisive beliefs.”

Bad that this dolt felt safe to broadcast her brilliant contribution to educational theory. Good that the lady who runs a remote Alabama county school system gave a better response than the president.

I’ve actually seen the FB postings of my old philosophy teacher. He has a book out so we reconnected. He was always so good at playing dev’s advocate in class so I never knew if he was a liberal or conservative though I suspected liberal- big Dead fan, etc but anyhow, he’s been really outspoken about this stuff.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:30:02am

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Okay you guys asked for photos.

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Bottom one is my favorite. The words and sky convey our times well.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:31:44am

re: #218 HappyWarrior

She was almost sort of semi-rational, if stupid, up till this point:

Why don’t you take your happy asses to Africa and live in the deserts and starve to death and be happy!! America will not lose any sleep over letting you go!! You can all be equal there!!! I’m sure Mr. Trump will get you a boat ready!! I vote don’t even make you pay for the ride!! I’ve never been so sick of hearing poor me I’m black in my life!! If it’s that bad then paint yourself white and shut up about Have a great day!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:31:51am

re: #219 Unshaken Defiance

Bottom one is my favorite. The words and sky convey our times well.

It was haunting honestly since on or way into the camp we were shown the houses the SS officers lived in. These guys would go to work signing death warrants or maybe even killing people themselves and then they’d go home to see the wife and kids. I was really disappointed that my brother was sick that day. I really wanted him to see the camp.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:32:23am

re: #220 Sir John Barron

She was almost sort of semi-rational, if stupid, up till this point:

What a nutcase.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:35:01am

re: #222 HappyWarrior

What a nutcase.

The multiple exclamation points after each sentence were kind of a tell. !!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:36:13am

re: #223 Sir John Barron

The multiple exclamation points after each sentence were kind of a tell. !!!!!!

What drives someone to come to that worldview.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:37:41am

re: #215 I Would Prefer Not To

This made me feel better on a rainy day.

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Fake News! Baby not actually rocked to sleep! //

JK: wife and I are having a few pangs of regret for not having a third child. Adopt? Probably not. OTOH, we also want a dog and may well get a rescue pup early next year. Anyway, cute video.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:39:03am

re: #217 Mike Lamb

It’s amazing they’re going with the “It’s the ‘ok’ sign” garbage. I haven’t given the ‘ok’ sign as many times in my entire life as these clowns have done it just in their photos.

Trump waves this gesture around like a pointer. Imitation is imitation. All these creeps are feeding on one another and the Office of the Presidency is a frightfully powerful influence when misused.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:39:04am

re: #224 HappyWarrior

What drives someone to come to that worldview.

Weak mind, peer pressure, poor schools and churches, all in a background that holds it as ‘normal’.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:39:29am

re: #227 Decatur Deb

Weak mind, peer pressure, poor schools and churches, all in a background that holds it as ‘normal’.

Certainly.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:41:34am

Making the rounds:

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:42:04am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:46:35am

Yet there was a Nazi rally last weekend and someone was killed. It’s almost as if the bad guys are coming from INSIDE the country White House.

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nowherenorth2  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:47:45am

This past week, politically snd work related, is the reason I am a misanthrope

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:50:26am

re: #231 I Would Prefer Not To

Homeland Security and law enforcement are on alert & closely watching for any sign of trouble. Our borders are far tougher than ever before!

— Donald J. Trump

Yeah, because the problem has always been ISIS coming over the Mexican border and committing acts of terrorism in all the border towns and conducting raids on American farms and cities.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:51:11am

re: #231 I Would Prefer Not To

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Yet there was a Nazi rally last weekend and someone was killed. It’s almost as if the bad guys are coming from INSIDE the country White House.

Maybe do something about domestic terrorism, you fucking asshole instead of slobbering over dead Confederates and likening them to our Founding Fathers, you fuck.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:51:12am

After the Charleston murders, SPLC began mapping Confederate monuments. It has provision for local user updates.

splcenter.org

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:53:56am

re: #235 Decatur Deb

After the Charleston murders, SPLC began mapping Confederate monuments. it has provision for local user updates.

splcenter.org

There’s a Jeb Stuart High School here. One of my friends’ father was an alum. The school was built in the 1950’s.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:57:01am

re: #236 HappyWarrior

There’s a Jeb Stuart High School here. One of my friends’ father was an alum. The school was built in the 1950’s.

J.E.B. Stuart was doing really good work in the 1950’s, everyone says so.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:57:38am

re: #237 Sir John Barron

J.E.B. Stuart was doing really good work in the 1950’s, everyone says so.

/

Hahaha.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:59:16am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 6:59:46am

re: #239 FormerDirtDart

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Goddamnit.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:01:59am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:02:10am

re: #240 HappyWarrior

Goddamnit.

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ObserverArt  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:02:46am

re: #184 Bubblehead II

Convicted felon says what? I’m so old I remember him denouncing terrorism in all forms many times.

Let me guess. That was probably around 2002/03 when it was a profitable thing to do. And I bet that worked all the way through to mid 2007 when it started to become more profitable to write more crappy books about Obama.

Today he has the Trump gig…and more crappy books. Now about Nazis on the left to cover for the real Nazi in the White House.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:02:49am

re: #242 FormerDirtDart

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Why do some people have to suck so much?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:06:01am

Seems kind of fitting

But, this sort of stuff is completely wrong, foolish and counter productive

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:07:04am

Hey, good morning ‘yall.

Haven’t been as active a poster as I would have liked lateley. First week of school is now comming to an end, so it has been as busy as expected. Teaching AP American Government this year will be eventful again. Also teaching Chemistry again this year, so as a member of the Science department we have been busy setting things up for the Solar Eclipse Monday. Had to help order and round up eclipse glasses for our entire school(about 900- Students and Adults). Oh yeah, Lexington is active right now:

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:09:11am

And so to not have the longest post ever…

There are still rumors in the wind of Nazi groups coming to town on Saturday. There has been no application for a march permit, but there is no permit required for a public protest on the grounds of the Old Courthouse, where the statues stand. We will see what happens.

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ObserverArt  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:10:57am

re: #223 Sir John Barron

The multiple exclamation points after each sentence were kind of a tell. !!!!!!

I thought so too!! Wow!!

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wheat-dogg  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:11:58am

re: #248 ObserverArt

I thought so too!! Wow!!

!!!11ty!!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:12:17am

re: #245 FormerDirtDart

Seems kind of fitting

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Agh.

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:13:59am

From the map at splcenter.org

waymarking.com

Yeah, I live in Indiana, and they put up a marker to honor traitors that invaded my state, if it was some famous general, I could understand that. Hate it and try to get it removed, but understand it. THEY PUT UP A MONUMENT TO TWITTER EGGS. THEY PUT UP A MONUMENT TO LEVEL 1 RATS IN AN MMO

Bloody hell.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:14:24am

re: #239 FormerDirtDart

Prepare for a tweetstorm from our golfing president about how pigs blood and Pershing and tough our border is now, etc.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:16:24am

re: #251 I cannot.

From the map at splcenter.org

waymarking.com

Yeah, I live in Indiana, and they put up a marker to honor traitors that invaded my state, if it was some famous general, I could understand that. Hate it and try to get it removed, but understand it. THEY PUT UP A MONUMENT TO TWITTER EGGS. THEY PUT UP A MONUMENT TO LEVEL 1 RATS IN AN MMO

Bloody hell.

The monument should be changed to say We Killed 11 of them g-damn Sombitches!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:16:41am

re: #251 I cannot.

From the map at splcenter.org

waymarking.com

Yeah, I live in Indiana, and they put up a marker to honor traitors that invaded my state, if it was some famous general, I could understand that. Hate it and try to get it removed, but understand it. THEY PUT UP A MONUMENT TO TWITTER EGGS. THEY PUT UP A MONUMENT TO LEVEL 1 RATS IN AN MMO

Bloody hell.

Our state(Virginia), our biggest CSA fanboys have always been people like George Allen or presently Corey Stewart who don’t have “Southern heritage” at all but knew they would get on good with the good old boys by embracing the stupid flag and bigotry with it. I wasn’t a big Terry McAuliffe fan at first but he’s been great throughout this whole thing.

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Jay C  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:16:45am

re: #143 teleskiguy

By far the creepiest thing about Denver International Airport is the red-eyed horse at the entrance.

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I may have mentioned this before: but to me the creepiest thing about “Blucifer” isn’t its looks, but its history - it’s one of those rare artworks that actually killed its creator: Luis Jimenez, Jr. (Who I met once: a really nice guy). Jimenez was assembling the horse in his studio when some rigging failed, and dropped a huge section of it on him: he died of his injuries before he could reach a hospital.
So for that statue, anyway, bad karma isn’t just a story….

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:16:45am

re: #252 Sir John Barron

Prepare for a tweetstorm from our golfing president about how pigs blood and Pershing and tough our border is now, etc.

He’s at Camp David by now. I suspect Kelly would have reduced cell reception by now.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:17:06am

re: #246 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Hey, good morning ‘yall.

Haven’t been as active a poster as I would have liked lateley. First week of school is now comming to an end, so it has been as busy as expected. Teaching AP American Government this year will be eventful again. Also teaching Chemistry again this year, so as a member of the Science department we have been busy setting things up for the Solar Eclipse Monday. Had to help order and round up eclipse glasses for our entire school(about 900- Students and Adults). Oh yeah, Lexington is active right now:

Wow, a unanimous vote. And applause.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:17:24am

I’m really thinking about joining a Union descendants organization. These bastards aren’t the only ones with pride in their ancestors.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:18:24am

hahahahahaha

Nazi Barbie is out on the streets now, living on the dole.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:19:06am

re: #259 electrotek

hahahahahaha

Nazi Barbie is out on the streets now, living on the dole.

What is, or what was, The Rebel TV?

I don’t really want to know do I?

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:19:43am

re: #260 Sir John Barron

What is, or what was, The Rebel TV?

I don’t really want to know do I?

Far-right media outlet built on the crumbs of Sun News Network in Canada.

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:20:02am

re: #260 Sir John Barron

Canadian Breitbart, but dumber, I think.

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ObserverArt  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:21:11am

re: #246 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Hey, good morning ‘yall.

Haven’t been as active a poster as I would have liked lateley. First week of school is now comming to an end, so it has been as busy as expected. Teaching AP American Government this year will be eventful again. Also teaching Chemistry again this year, so as a member of the Science department we have been busy setting things up for the Solar Eclipse Monday. Had to help order and round up eclipse glasses for our entire school(about 900- Students and Adults). Oh yeah, Lexington is active right now:

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So, you teach both government and science. Interesting to consider the two together in how government is fighting with science over so many things in these political times.

You probably need to keep them separate in lessons, but since you have both going you can interject some decent coverage of facts when your lessons do cover something like politicians denying science in climate change, EPA regulations, even evolution.

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:23:00am

re: #253 Sir John Barron

My mind is saying that in Stone Cold’s voice, with a HELL YEAH!

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:23:38am
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:24:39am

re: #251 I cannot.

From the map at splcenter.org

waymarking.com

Yeah, I live in Indiana, and they put up a marker to honor traitors that invaded my state, if it was some famous general, I could understand that. Hate it and try to get it removed, but understand it. THEY PUT UP A MONUMENT TO TWITTER EGGS. THEY PUT UP A MONUMENT TO LEVEL 1 RATS IN AN MMO

Bloody hell.

Invaded by traitor—is that John Hunt Morgan? He’s one of the statues to come down in Lexington that Smith25 was describing. I really didn’t understand honoring such a loser in that way.

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ObserverArt  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:25:04am

re: #255 Jay C

I may have mentioned this before: but to me the creepiest thing about “Blucifer” isn’t its looks, but its history - it’s one of rare artworks that actually killed its creator: Luis Jimenez, Jr. (Who I met once: a really nice guy). Jimenez was assembling the horse in his studio when some rigging failed, and dropped a huge section of it on him: he died of his injuries before he could reach a hospital.
So for that statue, anyway, bad karma isn’t just a story….

Wow, that is sad. Some art creation can be dangerous. Sculptors work with some pretty heavy materials.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:26:49am

I’m no fan of Trump’s hero Andrew Jackson but Jackson would have been disgusted by the CSA. Yes, Jackson was a slaveowner, racist, etc but even he was bothered by treason.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:27:03am

re: #257 Sir John Barron

Wow, a unanimous vote. And applause.

It was fitting.

There is a lot to the history of Lexington Kentucky that is important, and last nights unanimous vote adds to the significance. Mary Todd Lincolns family home is downtown. Less than half a mile away is the Old Courthouse, where the statues stand. Henry Clay’s Law office is right down the street. Aaron Burr was arrested the next block over. On the same city block of the Old Courthouse is a Bar/Restaurant by the name of Cheapside. Many young people come there to have a good time, without realizing that the Bar is built on the site of one of the largest Slave Auction blocks in American history.(I think more slave were bought/sold there than any place west of the Appalachias). Seated up front for the Council meeting last night were the members of “Take Back Cheapside” an organization that fights the sanitization of history, and wants to bring back the true nature of what happened to slaves in our city. We have made great strides, and last nights vote- unanimous; and capped with the leadership of an Openly Gay man as Mayor.

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:28:15am

re: #266 Barefoot Grin

Yep, now I’m going to have to look his ass up…I have some ideas, and it is in driving distance…

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lawhawk  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:30:44am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

I’m no fan of Trump’s hero Andrew Jackson but Jackson would have been disgusted by the CSA. Yes, Jackson was a slaveowner, racist, etc but even he was bothered by treason.

He put down an insurrection during his term in office, and he would have beat his kids had he known they’d side with the Confederacy.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:31:34am

re: #269 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

It was fitting.

There is a lot to the history of Lexington Kentucky that is important, and last nights unanimous vote adds to the significance. Mary Todd Lincolns family home is downtown. Less than half a mile away is the Old Courthouse, where the statues stand. Henry Clay’s Law office is right down the street. Aaron Burr was arrested the next block over. On the same city block of the Old Courthouse is a Bar/Restaurant by the name of Cheapside. Many young people come there to have a good time, without realizing that the Bar is built on the site of one of the largest Slave Auction blocks in American history.(I think more slave were bought/sold there than any place west of the Appalachias). Seated up front for the Council meeting last night were the members of “Take Back Cheapside” an organization that fights the sanitization of history, and wants to bring back the true nature of what happened to slaves in our city. We have made great strides, and last nights vote- unanimous; and capped with the leadership of an Openly Gay man as Mayor.

Yes, I’ve been there. Visited Ashland, Henry Clay’s estate. Lots of Lincoln connections, as you mentioned with Mary Todd’s family being from there and Lincoln himself being born somewhat west of there. Of course Jefferson Davis was from there as well. A kind of historical crossroads.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:32:27am

re: #263 ObserverArt

So, you teach both government and science. Interesting to consider the two together in how government is fighting with science over so many things in these political times.

You probably need to keep them separate in lessons, but since you have both going you can interject some decent coverage of facts when your lessons do cover something like politicians denying science in climate change, EPA regulations, even evolution.

One of the benefits of teaching Science in a Catholic Private school, over other religious private schools, is we are supported in teaching about evolution and climate change. There is not that anti-science religious push. Some other religious private schools explicitly teach evolution is a lie.

There are a couple of restrictions in our Social Studies of topics to not(or lightly) tread on. Mainly abortion. I can teach the legal side to the upper level seniors, but the religion classes take care of most of it.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:32:40am

Has Doug Sounders commented about Rebel Media’s implosion? If there’s one person that would love to witness the downfall of Nazi Crusader crackwhore Faith Goldy, it’s him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:33:25am

re: #271 lawhawk

He put down an insurrection during his term in office, and he would have beat his kids had he known they’d side with the Confederacy.

Yep he hated Calhoun.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:33:33am

re: #217 Mike Lamb

It’s amazing they’re going with the “It’s the ‘ok’ sign” garbage. I haven’t given the ‘ok’ sign as many times in my entire life as these clowns have done it just in their photos.

It USED TO BE the “A-OK” sign but these shitgoblins have co-opted it into their own special gang sign, just as they have co-opted Matt Furie’s cute frog character into their racist mascot.

Things change over time and within context.

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:35:12am
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wheat-dogg  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:36:52am

Instagram

Here is our letter of resignation from the President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:37:14am

re: #266 Barefoot Grin

Invaded by traitor—is that John Hunt Morgan? He’s one of the statues to come down in Lexington that Smith25 was describing. I really didn’t understand honoring such a loser in that way.

I’m not 100% sure when this changed, but it used to be standard in the curriculum for the public schools- 3rd and 4th grade- to take students on field trips to certain historical sites. I remember plain as day taking a field trip to the Hunt Morgan home in the morning and to Ashland- the estate of Henry Clay in the afternoon while in 3rd grade.

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lawhawk  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:37:25am

This actually makes sense. Which is entirely out of character for the Trump admin. It also ignores that Trump’s pushed the claim that Russia wasn’t involved in disrupting our election via electronic means and that our electoral infrastructure may continue to be compromised thanks to Russian interference.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:45:17am

Has anyone noticed that majority of the morons who use Crusader imagery on their social media profiles tend to be white?

When’s the last time you ever seen Catholics of Mexican, Brazilian, Chilean, Vietnamese, Japanese, or East Timorese descent use Crusader imagery? Doubt you’d see that in Nagasaki of all places.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:47:43am

re: #281 gocart mozart

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Fuck off Nigel.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:48:11am

re: #282 electrotek

Has anyone noticed that majority of the morons who use Crusader imagery on their social media profiles tend to be white?

When’s the last time you ever seen Catholics of Mexican, Brazilian, Chilean, Vietnamese, Japanese, or East Timorese descent use Crusader imagery? Doubt you’d see that in Nagasaki of all places.

Because they see the Crusades as white people against those people.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:49:30am

This whole goddamn thing has me frustrated as hell. We’ve always been more flawed as a nation than we’ve let on but goddamnit at least when I was a kid, we had a President that could actually condemn Nazis and we didn’t have a fucking movement of Confederate and Nazi crybabies who were emboldened by having a POTUS who thought like them.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:50:04am

re: #284 HappyWarrior

Because they see the Crusades as white people against those people.

The only non-white group of people that would use it would be MENA Christians, such as Lebanese Maronites or Iraqi Catholics. But that’s only as a response to their internal issues involving their Muslim neighbors.

Anyone recall the Phalangists in Lebanon? Aka the Kataeb Party? They used Crusader imagery by the motherload in the 70s and 80s during the Lebanese civil war.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:54:02am

Yes, there are drug cartels in Mexico who use Crusader imagery, but for different reasons than the far-right white Westerners.

Doesn’t make it less abhorrent, of course.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:56:50am

re: #213 HappyWarrior

I played this game a lot when is was a sprog: Escape from Colditz

One player takes the part of the German Guards, whilst the others play “Escape Officers” who are responsible for organizing escape attempts by their team of prisoners.

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:57:13am

THREAD

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:57:22am

re: #276 The Vicious Babushka

It USED TO BE the “A-OK” sign but these shitgoblins have co-opted it into their own special gang sign, just as they have co-opted Matt Furie’s cute frog character into their racist mascot.

Things change over time and within context.

Just like nazis did with the Swastika.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 7:59:07am

re: #288 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I played this game a lot when is was a sprog: Escape from Colditz

Pat Reid, one of the British officers who escaped designed it:

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Stanley Sea  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:03:46am

re: #289 I cannot.

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WOW

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EmmaAnne  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:03:57am

re: #135 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

So I’ll be flying in to Denver (first step to the eclipse) on Saturday, and I’m wondering whether anyone from around there has recommendations for what to do on Sunday. No late-night adventures, as I have to get up at 3:00 am.

Do we have any Denver lizards?

How long do you have? The airport is a ways out from Denver, and the mountains are at least another hour past that, assuming you have a ride. Will you be eating a meal?

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:04:19am

re: #283 HappyWarrior

Fuck off Nigel.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:04:58am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

Pat Reid, one of the British officers who escaped designed it:

I still remember one of the cards used to make keys using the dentist drill bits and it stating something along the lines of “you could hear the screams of pain from the prisoners who were being worked on with dull drill bits.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:05:12am

re: #294 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

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EmmaAnne  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:05:45am

re: #143 teleskiguy

By far the creepiest thing about Denver International Airport is the red-eyed horse at the entrance.

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I love Blucifer. I figure he is protecting the city from evil.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:07:58am

re: #295 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I still remember one of the cards used to make keys using the dentist drill bits and it stating something along the lines of “you could hear the screams of pain from the prisoners who were being worked on with dull drill bits.”

Crazy. It’s an amazing story really. Colditz is a bit of a hike getting to though. No trains going there so my brother and I had to board a bus a few towns over.

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Jay C  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:11:57am

re: #289 I cannot.

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Fascinating - if a tad disgusting. I never knew grift shrimp Sea Monkeys were still being sold, still less in amounts where their income might be worth a suit over. I just they had faded away with any number of comic-book huckerisms from the ’50s; live and learn!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:14:10am

re: #279 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I’m not 100% sure when this changed, but it used to be standard in the curriculum for the public schools- 3rd and 4th grade- to take students on field trips to certain historical sites. I remember plain as day taking a field trip to the Hunt Morgan home in the morning and to Ashland- the estate of Henry Clay in the afternoon while in 3rd grade.

I used to walk through the neighborhoods you’ve described everyday. I lived near Lafayette High School and walked to Transy. Lexington really does have a wonderful/horrific and complicated history. A student of mine did a research paper on some of the history of the city and confirmed that Lexington was the busiest slave trading city west of the Appalachians (but that there was also a sizable free black population). I’d love to live there again.

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darthstar  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:15:20am
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:15:24am

re: #299 Jay C

Fascinating - if a tad disgusting. I never knew grift shrimp Sea Monkeys were still being sold, still less in amounts where their income might be worth a suit over. I just they had faded away with any number of comic-book huckerisms from the ’50s; live and learn!

I once ordered a “switchblade” from the back of a comic book. (Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.)

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:16:27am

re: #302 Barefoot Grin

I HAD Sea Monkeys.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:17:11am

re: #303 I cannot.

I HAD Sea Monkeys.

Hahaha!

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:19:35am

re: #299 Jay C

Fascinating - if a tad disgusting. I never knew grift shrimp Sea Monkeys were still being sold, still less in amounts where their income might be worth a suit over. I just they had faded away with any number of comic-book huckerisms from the ’50s; live and learn!

X-ray specs!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:19:44am

re: #299 Jay C

Fascinating - if a tad disgusting. I never knew grift shrimp Sea Monkeys were still being sold, still less in amounts where their income might be worth a suit over. I just they had faded away with any number of comic-book huckerisms from the ’50s; live and learn!

They are fish food. I used to keep live brine shrimp when I tried to keep sea horses. That was a miserable failure.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:20:28am

re: #302 Barefoot Grin

I once ordered a “switchblade” from the back of a comic book. (Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.)

Ditto

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darthstar  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:21:09am

re: #303 I cannot.

I HAD Sea Monkeys.

I ordered something from a comic book once. Put $2.43 in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in an envelope and put it in the mailbox with the flag up. Mom came in with the envelope and said I couldn’t send it that way. I said, “Why? I put a stamp on it.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:21:48am

re: #207 lawhawk

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darthstar  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:21:59am

re: #306 Colère Tueur de Lapin

They are fish food. I used to keep live brine shrimp when I tried to keep sea horses. That was a miserable failure.

I thought they’d grow to be these lovely pets I could hang out with.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:24:40am

If you have ANY people on your FB who were silent or took too long to post about Charlottesville, but are jumping at the opportunity immediately on Barcelona and now Finland, call them out vehemently

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:24:41am

Deep State actors are purging the system to hide Hillary’s crimes against America!!!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:25:36am

Now y’all have sent me into a childhood memory hole. Before I struggle out and back to work, one more thing: a Wasp gun and pretending to be Mannix!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:25:50am

I recall seeing the ad for Sea Monkeys in comic books in the 1970’s and ’80s.

I never ordered any. Did once order a “pocket telescope”……..definitely not as advertised, LOL.

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:26:23am
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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:27:33am

re: #314 Dr Lizardo

I recall seeing the ad for Sea Monkeys in comic books in the 1970’s and ’80s.

I never ordered any. Did once order a “pocket telescope”……..definitely not as advertised, LOL.

Your own personal submarine!

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:30:23am

“… Following an eight-day bench trial earlier this year, the court determined that Louisiana’s use of at-large voting for electing five members to the 32nd Judicial District Court (32nd JDC), the state court encompassing Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the U.S. Constitution. This decision paves the way for an end to a nearly 50-year old discriminatory voting practice and for Black voters to have the equal opportunity—for the first time since that state court was created in 1968—to elect their preferred judicial candidates. …”

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:30:58am

re: #273 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

One of the benefits of teaching Science in a Catholic Private school, over other religious private schools, is we are supported in teaching about evolution and climate change. There is not that anti-science religious push. Some other religious private schools explicitly teach evolution is a lie.

There are a couple of restrictions in our Social Studies of topics to not(or lightly) tread on. Mainly abortion. I can teach the legal side to the upper level seniors, but the religion classes take care of most of it.

San Francisco Zionist taught in a Catholic school. Had many amusing tales.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:31:09am

via facebook, Mitt Romney says trump is wrong in every way, including:

…Trump’s hesitation to explicitly condemn white supremacist groups could be a national security issue.

“Our allies around the world are stunned and our enemies celebrate; America’s ability to help secure a peaceful and prosperous world is diminished,” Romney wrote. “And who would want to come to the aid of a country they perceive as racist if ever the need were to arise, as it did after 9/11?”

goes to huffpost

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:32:03am

re: #319 dangerman

Sure thing Mitt. We remember your reaction to Benghazi.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:32:17am

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:33:36am

re: #308 darthstar

I ordered something from a comic book once. Put $2.43 in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in an envelope and put it in the mailbox with the flag up. Mom came in with the envelope and said I couldn’t send it that way. I said, “Why? I put a stamp on it.”

Started a few years of stamp collecting from the quarter-pound offers in the back. Still know where Upper Volta was, and that there never was a Lower Volta.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:35:12am

re: #317 FormerDirtDart

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But we’re post racial /no institutional racism anywhere
It’s the minorities keeping the white man down

“Since 1968”!

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:35:17am

Market popped on rumor that Steve Bannon is out

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Teukka  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:37:40am

re: #239 FormerDirtDart

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ObserverArt  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:37:51am

re: #324 Kilroy was here

Market popped on rumor that Steve Bannon is out

Where are the rumors generating from…twitter?

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:38:11am

re: #326 ObserverArt

forexlive.com

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Dr. Matt  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:39:24am

re: #326 ObserverArt

Where are the rumors generating from…twitter?

Drudge

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Jay C  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:39:47am

re: #322 Decatur Deb

Started a few years of stamp collecting from the quarter-pound offers in the back. Still know where Upper Volta was, and that there never was a Lower Volta.

So that email I got with the request for help from the widow of its former Prime Minister wasn’t on the level?

The only thing I ever recall (offhand) ordering from a comic book were a dozen personalized pencils for a “gang” me and couple of other 9-year-old had “organized” at school. By the time the order finally came (months later, IIRC), I/we had completely forgotten about the pencils - and the “gang”.

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KingKenrod  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:40:49am
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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:41:27am

re: #194 Decatur Deb

You can expect some strongly-worded letters from his legions of Jewish friends.

Disproportionate to their number in the population.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:41:50am

I wish I had more time on my hands. This community generates great discussion, to the point I want to express my ideas through writing. I’m thinking about doing a little research for an upcoming page. Thinking about what connections exist between the wealth gap in the United States, and the early rules on Social Security and how black people were effectively barred from its benefits.

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ObserverArt  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:43:53am

re: #327 Kilroy was here

forexlive.com

re: #328 Dr. Matt

Drudge

Thanks. I guess he is on the Friday Late Day Watch List.

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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:44:03am

re: #195 Charles Johnson

I love how in one sentence he says “I am not a Holocaust denier,” then immediately follows up with “I do not believe the 6 million Jews killed figure.”

This guy is seriously not well.

Is that site that kept track of his proposed lawsuits still active? He seems to have stepped up his threats of legal action in the past few days. What. An. Asshole.

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Teukka  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:44:11am

re: #325 Teukka

2 dead so far, 1 perp shot by police, Police and Security services have raised preparedness nation-wide.

translate.google.com

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:45:25am

re: #329 Jay C

So that email I got with the request for help from the widow of its former Prime Minister wasn’t on the level?

The only thing I ever recall (offhand) ordering from a comic book were a dozen personalized pencils for a “gang” me and couple of other 9-year-old had “organized” at school. By the time the order finally came (months later, IIRC), I/we had completely forgotten about the pencils - and the “gang”.

In our very best moments, our school was a gang— a highly disciplined, organized and equipped gang. It had its virtues.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:45:26am

I actually hope Bannon stays because he’s such an evil, vile force. He will only help Trump become worse and worse over time.

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Belafon  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:47:05am

Bannon’s liver finally ended it all, but Trump wants to get rid of him first. /////

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:47:45am

re: #337 Dr. Matt

I actually hope Bannon stays because he’s such an evil, vile force. He will only help Trump become worse and worse over time.

Yah but he is smart too. Trump can self destruct on his own.

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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:50:04am

re: #214 Decatur Deb

Bad News/Good News Dept:

FB post by a local teacher

snip

Bad that this dolt felt safe to broadcast her brilliant contribution to educational theory. Good that the lady who runs a remote Alabama county school system gave a better response than the president.

And even better that this moron didn’t teach English or grammar (or history.)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:53:03am

Nah, I’m glad Bannon is gone. It will force the Breitbart cult to choose between him and Trump. Plus Bannon being out of the WH is always a good thing. He’ll be replaced by someone equally odious but I really hate Bannon and his undeserved sense of superiority.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:54:18am
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nines09  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:55:29am

Bannon will be fired, his liver will seek a divorce and hush money and Trump will hire this guy to take his place.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:55:49am

re: #342 FormerDirtDart

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jamesfirecat  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:56:40am

re: #330 KingKenrod

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Steve Bannon replied that he looked forward to having more time to bathe his dog.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:57:34am

re: #345 jamesfirecat

Steve Bannon replied that he looked forward to having more time to bathe his dog.

“Mr. Bannon appreciates the time he had to serve in the Trump White House and looks forward to spending more time with his beloved Whiskey bottle.”

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JordanRules  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:57:52am

So Rupert reportedly wanted Bannon gone and Bannon was aligned with the Mercers and their Cambridge Analytica treachery. I wonder if that has any wider implications. I do feel like Bannon may be a more dangerous advisor untethered from the official Admin.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:58:11am

re: #328 Dr. Matt

Drudge

Here’s the link from Drudge’s front page - it goes to a report from Axios.

axios.com

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Jay C  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:58:17am

re: #337 Dr. Matt

I actually hope Bannon stays because he’s such an evil, vile force. He will only help Trump become worse and worse over time.

Naah, I think Donald Trump is quite capable of getting “worse and worse over time” all on his own.
And besides, who is going to replace Bannon? Like most petty dictators, Trump only seems to want to be surrounded by “trustworthy” cronies, toadies, yes-men and ego-fluffers. I can’t see Trump easily (or frankly, under any circumstances) taking direction, or even suggestions - no matter how carefully put - to modify his public stances or statements in the slightest.
Staffing the White House with creatures like Steve Bannon and the rest of the alt-right dregs he trailed in was Donald Trump’s idea (though he’ll probably claim Obama tricked him into doing it via a Kenyan voodoo spell or something): and, as the say, the fish rots from the head down….

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:59:07am

I hope the Breitbrats feel betrayed and angered by Trump firing Bannon. And I hope Bannon uses his ability to rile up these idiots against Trump.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 8:59:59am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:00:23am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:00:37am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:01:46am

re: #353 I Would Prefer Not To

People in Australia can

Yes, There’s Actually A ‘Straight Lives Matter’ Rally In The Works be stupid…

I must have forgotten about all those times where straight people were murdered and people got off on a “straight panic defense.”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:01:54am

re: #341 HappyWarrior

Nah, I’m glad Bannon is gone. It will force the Breitbart cult to choose between him and Trump. Plus Bannon being out of the WH is always a good thing. He’ll be replaced by someone equally odious but I really hate Bannon and his undeserved sense of superiority.

Wait, is this a done deal now?

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:03:32am

“GOP grapples with response to Trump”

See there’s your problem right there…
That you need to carefully consider and craft it when it’s so simple

Of course you can’t endanger tax cuts and judges

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:03:47am

re: #355 Sir John Barron

Wait, is this a done deal now?

Nah, I’m just talking as if it is which would be a mistake.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:04:07am

re: #355 Sir John Barron

Wait, is this a done deal now?

Still rumors so far.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:04:14am

re: #355 Sir John Barron

Wait, is this a done deal now?

Haven’t seen anything about this over a faux news. Not holding my breath either.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:04:40am

re: #356 dangerman

“GOP grapples with response to Trump”

See there’s your problem right there…
That you need to carefully consider and craft it when it’s so simple

Of course you can’t endanger tax cuts and judges

The GOP really needs to question the whole conservative ideology. But they’d never do that because that would mean admitting that people like Reagan, W.F. Buckley, and others were frauds and poisoned the well too.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:10:31am

re: #360 HappyWarrior

The GOP really needs to question the whole conservative ideology. But they’d never do that because that would mean admitting that people like Reagan, W.F. Buckley, and others were frauds and poisoned the well too.

Reagan would not be welcomed in today’s GOP. By today’s standard, he would be labeled a centrist RINO.

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ObserverArt  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:10:44am

re: #350 HappyWarrior

I hope the Breitbrats feel betrayed and angered by Trump firing Bannon. And I hope Bannon uses his ability to rile up these idiots against Trump.

It will piss off all of the Alt-right guys. Bannon is their guy. Will they turn on Trump? They will at least cause a big stink and then Trump will realize he needs them so he will do something to keep them happy.

I think it all hurts Trump. He has two extremes trying to get his attention and anything he does for one will cost him with the other.

And the rest of America will further see Trump is not fit for the job as he is all over the place.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:11:51am

If Bannon is out, hopefully Trump will finally bring in some sensible voices like Newt, Lumpy, Rudy, or Sheriff Joe.

//

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:12:27am

re: #361 Dr. Matt

Reagan would not be welcomed in today’s GOP. By today’s standard, he would be labeled a centrist RINO.

True that. I just think we need to remember that Reagan is the one that opened his presidential campaign talking about states rights where three civil rights workers were kidnapped and murdered. He wasn’t an as big a blot on this nation as Trump is but he hurt things and the GOP has been too busy trying to liken him with Abe and George to care about that.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:16:10am

re: #362 ObserverArt

It will piss off all of the Alt-right guys. Bannon is their guy. Will they turn on Trump? They will at least cause a big stink and then Trump will realize he needs them so he will do something to keep them happy.

I think it all hurts Trump. He has two extremes trying to get his attention and anything he does for one will cost him with the other.

And the rest of America will further see Trump is not fit for the job as he is all over the place.

It will be interesting. Trump if he purges Bannon will have purged Preibus and Bannon, two members of two wings of his movement who hate each other.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:17:04am

If there are any Vortex members here, feel free to chime in this thread where a deliberate shit-stirrer decided to bump a thread created by the same Nazi I outed the other day in the wake of Barcelona.

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JordanRules  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:18:22am
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Mike Lamb  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:21:46am

re: #356 dangerman

“GOP grapples with response to Trump”

See there’s your problem right there…
That you need to carefully consider and craft it when it’s so simple

Of course you can’t endanger tax cuts and judges

Well, in fairness, deciding whether to just give a blow job vs. a blow job and a happy ending is quite the conundrum.

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ericblair  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:22:43am

re: #280 lawhawk

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This actually makes sense. Which is entirely out of character for the Trump admin. It also ignores that Trump’s pushed the claim that Russia wasn’t involved in disrupting our election via electronic means and that our electoral infrastructure may continue to be compromised thanks to Russian interference.

Elevating CYBERCOM has been in the works for years and coordinated with other countries as well. Trump had nothing to do with this besides signing a paper at the very end.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:23:21am

Must have received his degree from Trump University.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:24:09am

re: #365 HappyWarrior

It will be interesting. Trump if he purges Bannon will have purged Preibus and Bannon, two members of two wings of his movement who hate each other.

One big irony in all this is that what may seal Bannon’s fate was that recent interview he gave, in which he pretty much undercut the idea of a military solution to North Korea. Of all the potential reasons for Bannon to get shitcanned, I would’ve never guessed that it would be proposing a diplomatic solution instead of World War III that did the trick (personally, I think Bannon’s a major source of the leaks we’re seeing from the Trump administration).

There are infinitely many good reasons to fire Bannon, but IMHO that doesn’t seem like one of them, and it’s frankly more than a little disturbing that that is the issue they’re allegedly focusing on.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:25:30am

re: #371 Dr Lizardo

One big irony in all this is that what may seal Bannon’s fate was that recent interview he gave, in which he pretty much undercut the idea of a military solution to North Korea. Of all the potential reasons for Bannon to get shitcanned, I would’ve never guessed that it would be proposing a diplomatic solution instead of World War III that did the trick (personally, I think Bannon’s a major source of the leaks we’re seeing from the Trump administration).

There are infinitely many good reasons to fire Bannon, but IMHO that doesn’t seem like one of them, and it’s frankly more than a little disturbing that that is the issue they’re allegedly focusing on.

That would be the ultimate irony. Kind of like how Karl Koch got killed not by the Allies but by the Nazis.

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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:25:50am

re: #361 Dr. Matt

Reagan would not be welcomed in today’s GOP. By today’s standard, he would be labeled a centrist RINO.

Per Rebecca Schoenkopf

ACTUALLY Ronald Reagan Was Racist AF

wonkette.com

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:25:53am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:26:02am

re: #293 EmmaAnne

How long do you have? The airport is a ways out from Denver, and the mountains are at least another hour past that, assuming you have a ride. Will you be eating a meal?

I am flying out on Saturday, arriving about noon. Hotel is near the train system that comes from the airport, so I’ll probably be “settled in” close to 3:00. So I have Saturday evening (not too late) and all day Sunday.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:30:08am

re: #373 BeachDem

Per Rebecca Schoenkopf

ACTUALLY Ronald Reagan Was Racist AF

wonkette.com

He was so typically an opportunist. My dad’s father was from the same generation as RR but had character and decency and was strongly opposed to racism. Reagan owned his rise in politics to taking advantage of racism. He was a scumbag and I have no problem saying that.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:31:36am

re: #372 HappyWarrior

That would be the ultimate irony. Kind of like how Karl Koch got killed not by the Allies but by the Nazis.

Yeah, when you’re sentenced to death for “disgracing both himself and the SS” you’ve screwed up bad.

And executed by firing squad one week before the Americans liberated Buchenwald.

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EPR-radar  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:31:55am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

He was so typically an opportunist. My dad’s father was from the same generation as RR but had character and decency and was strongly opposed to racism. Reagan owned his rise in politics to taking advantage of racism. He was a scumbag and I have no problem saying that.

Reagan was the first example of the GOP’s southern strategy leading to the election of a RWNJ crank as president.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:32:32am

re: #377 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, when you’re sentenced to death for “disgracing both himself and the SS” you’ve screwed up bad.

And executed by firing squad one week before the Americans liberated Buchenwald.

Yep. Kind of reminds me of how Streicher was too toxic even for most NSDAP members.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:33:13am

Stabbing in Germany, anyone know what’s going on?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:33:22am

re: #378 EPR-radar

Reagan was the first example of the GOP’s southern strategy leading to the election of a RWNJ crank as president.

He perfected it. Hopefully one day we’ll remember Reagan for the asshole he really was rather than the myth that’s been created of him.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:33:39am

Each tweet in the thread delivers the same message, nearly every day, but includes a link and excerpt from a different article or a retweet:

I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like at toddler.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:33:53am

Speaking of Australia

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:34:25am

re: #355 Sir John Barron

Wait, is this a done deal now?

No.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:35:16am

re: #384 Stanley Sea

Speaking of Australia

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Where even your clothesline wants to kill you.

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jimmyvluv4u  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:35:25am

Drudge has a “Bannon out at White House” siren up right now…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:35:28am

re: #383 FormerDirtDart

Each tweet in the thread delivers the same message, once every day, but includes a link and excerpt from a different article or a retweet:

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Low expectations have allowed Trump to get away with this from the start. Meanwhile, Obama was never allowed to offer his unique perspective as our first president of African heritage without twingnuts going ballistic.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:36:06am

re: #299 Jay C

Fascinating - if a tad disgusting. I never knew grift shrimp Sea Monkeys were still being sold, still less in amounts where their income might be worth a suit over. I just they had faded away with any number of comic-book huckerisms from the ’50s; live and learn!

And I my friend, sold seeds door to door in the early 60’s. I also had a paper route when I was I was 10 and used that route to sell other wares and tackle.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:37:37am

re: #156 Targetpractice

The “Master (bator) Race” seems awful whiney when they’re not the ones in power, don’t they?

Couldn’t help myself!

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Dave In Austin  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:37:56am

Kids delivering newspapers on bicycles and getting payed for it.

What a concept.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:38:19am

re: #378 EPR-radar

Reagan was the first example of the GOP’s southern strategy leading to the election of a RWNJ crank as president.

no small part of his success was he knew how to act the job

the current one is clueless in that area

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:38:36am

re: #390 FormerDirtDart

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All you need to do is look at what was said when these statues and memorials were dedicated. PRaise for the brave Confederates who fought to preserve “the supremacy of the anglo-saxon race.” As I’ve said before, these assholes want white ethnics like me to forget that for a long time they thought we weren’t white but now want us to be friends with them because they’d never succeed on their own.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:39:59am

re: #379 HappyWarrior

Yep. Kind of reminds me of how Streicher was too toxic even for most NSDAP members.

IIRC, Göring strictly prohibited the distribution of Der Stürmer to the Luftwaffe; apparently, he had a rather profound hatred of Streicher……the story goes that Der Stürmer published a libellous article alleging that Göring’s daughter Edda had been conceived through artificial insemination.

Streicher was one of those truly awful human beings. Human garbage - straight up, no chaser. And considering the company he kept, that’s saying a lot.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:41:13am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:41:18am

re: #395 Dr Lizardo

IIRC, Göring strictly prohibited the distribution of Der Stürmer to the Luftwaffe; apparently, he had a rather profound hatred of Streicher; the story goes that Der Stürmer it published a libellous article alleging that Göring’s daughter Edda had been conceived through artificial insemination.

Streicher was one of those truly awful human beings. Human garbage - straight up, no chaser. And considering the company he kept, that’s saying a lot.

Yeah I heard about that on my tour in Nuremberg. There were a lot of petty infighting within Nazi ranks but it seems everyone but the big guy agreed that Streicher was a freak.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:41:56am

re: #396 FormerDirtDart

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Trump will do anything that he thinks he absolves him.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:42:48am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:43:59am

re: #399 FormerDirtDart

Breaking News: President Trump told aides he’s decided to push out Stephen Bannon as chief strategist nytimes.com
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 18, 2017

Meaning he’s fired altogether or just not his chief strategist?

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:44:18am

re: #385 Skip Intro

No.

Now it kind of is.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:44:23am

re: #399 FormerDirtDart

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Wow, what decisive leadership…

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:44:25am

re: #384 Stanley Sea

Speaking of Australia

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Bill Bryson: In a Sunburned Country

It has more things that will kill you than anywhere else. Of the world’s ten most poisonous snakes, all are Australian. Five of its creatures - the funnel web spider, box jellyfish, blue-ringed octopus, paralysis tick, and stonefish - are the most lethal of their type in the world. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you. … If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistible currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback.

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:45:29am

re: #400 Dr. Matt

Meaning he’s fired altogether or just not his chief strategist?

Doesn’t sound like a firing so far. Maybe he’ll appoint Bannon AG when he removes Sessions.

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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:45:31am

Why is Mitt Romney suddenly the big go-to conscience of America voice?

Who gives a fuck what he thinks? (Wonder what he’d be saying if the yam would have given him the SoS job instead of humiliating him over dinner?)

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:46:31am

re: #388 HappyWarrior

Low expectations have allowed Trump to get away with this from the start. Meanwhile, Obama was never allowed to offer his unique perspective as our first president of African heritage without twingnuts going ballistic.

as i said above, there is *no* standard for trump as long as the gop gets tax cuts and judges

it’s all they got left and theyve sold their collective soul(s) for it

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Stanley Sea  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:46:36am

re: #399 FormerDirtDart

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Problem is, he thinks this is going to solve his racist view that we all saw.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:46:45am

re: #392 Dave In Austin

Kids delivering newspapers on bicycles and getting payed for it.

What a concept.

Pioneering photo-sociology:

1908-1917
Bicycle messengers

mashable.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:47:18am

re: #405 BeachDem

Why is Mitt Romney suddenly the big go-to conscience of America voice?

Who gives a fuck what he thinks? (Wonder what he’d be saying if the yam would have given him the SoS job instead of humiliating him over dinner?)

Romney is the same sleazy dirtbag who said Obama sympathized with the Benghazi attackers. I have no problem with using Arnold Schwartznagger’s words on this subject but Mitt can fuck off especially since he tried to get a job in this very administration.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:47:51am

re: #403 dangerman

Bill Bryson: In a Sunburned Country

Ladies and gentlemen, all rise for the Australian national anthem:

“Come To Australia” by Scared Weird Little Guys

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:49:17am

re: #363 Dr. Matt

If Bannon is out, hopefully Trump will finally bring in some sensible voices like Newt, Lumpy, Rudy, or Sheriff Joe.

//

Why not all of them?

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lawhawk  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:49:37am

re: #400 Dr. Matt

Naw, he’s shifting him to a newly created position of Grand Inquisitor.

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wrenchwench  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:49:51am

re: #408 Decatur Deb

Pioneering photo-sociology:

1908-1917
Bicycle messengers

mashable.com

They look like jockeys. Small adults (with bikes too big, as always).

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:51:00am

re: #407 Stanley Sea

Problem is, he thinks this is going to solve his racist view that we all saw.

Hey at least they will be able to unlock the cabinet that hold the NyQuil, mouth wash and rubbing alcohol again.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:51:46am

re: #399 FormerDirtDart

“decided to push out” — is that code for “Will insult him and his family on Twitter until he takes the hint?”

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:52:06am

re: #413 wrenchwench

They look like jockeys. Small adults (with bikes too big, as always).

They were tiny adults. Another text talks of the struggles to get messenger runs to take drugs to the bordellos. The working girls were the best tippers.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:52:07am

So, how long until the purge reaches Gorka and Miller?
So they can be fired/resign. And, hopefully Gorka’s wife in DHS

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:52:35am

re: #415 Sir John Barron

“decided to push out” — is that code for “Will insult him and his family on Twitter until he takes the hint?”

Visions of Marine One, here.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:53:41am

re: #417 FormerDirtDart

So, how long until the purge reaches Gorka and Miller?
So they can be fired/resign. And, hopefully Gorka’s wife in DHS

That anybody, let alone the editor, from Breitbart was ever in the vicinity of the White House is a disgrace beyond all measure.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:54:07am
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jimmyvluv4u  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:55:25am

Oh goody, Drudge updated his siren. hahaha

SENIOR ADVISOR MOVING ON AFTER IMPRESSIVE RUN, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED…
POPULIST HERO MAY RETURN TO BREITBART…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:55:44am

I thought Trump only hired the best people. Oh I get it, Bannon is not a human.

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:56:20am

re: #419 Sir John Barron

That anybody, let alone the editor, from Breitbart was ever in the vicinity of the White House is a disgrace beyond all measure.

The crazy Mercers will not be happy if he’s really out.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:57:41am

This is awesome.

Melania Trump is the Honorary Chair of group resigning bc of the President’s actions. Note: the first letter of each paragraph spells RESIST

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:57:43am

re: #421 jimmyvluv4u

Oh goody, Drudge updated his siren. hahaha

SENIOR ADVISOR MOVING ON AFTER IMPRESSIVE RUN, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED…
POPULIST HERO MAY RETURN TO BREITBART…

“Impressive Run”?

“Populist Hero”?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:59:14am

re: #424 I Would Prefer Not To

This is awesome.

Melania Trump is the Honorary Chair of group resigning bc of the President’s actions. Note: the first letter of each paragraph spells RESIST

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Simple coincidence. After all, there are only 28 letters.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:59:19am

re: #421 jimmyvluv4u

Oh goody, Drudge updated his siren. hahaha

SENIOR ADVISOR MOVING ON AFTER IMPRESSIVE RUN, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED…
POPULIST HERO MAY RETURN TO BREITBART…

By “impressive run” I guess Drudge means the repealing of Obamacare, the passing of yuuuge tax cuts, the destruction of ISIS and all terrorists and the yuuuuge infrastructure bill.

/

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:59:29am

Gab, the right-wing Twitter rival, just got its app banned by Google

Ha!

arstechnica.com

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Jay C  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:59:40am

re: #387 jimmyvluv4u

Drudge has a “Bannon out at White House” siren up right now…

So a good guess that Steve’s job is safe for the moment….
re: #399 FormerDirtDart

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Oooops! Never mind……..

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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:59:44am

re: #424 I Would Prefer Not To

This is awesome.

Note: the first letter of each paragraph spells RESIST

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Damn. I love this.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 9:59:48am

Ms Carter is employed by Sinclair Broadcast Group

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:00:06am

re: #424 I Would Prefer Not To

This is awesome.

Melania Trump is the Honorary Chair of group resigning bc of the President’s actions. Note: the first letter of each paragraph spells RESIST

What was Kal Penn doing on this panel anyway? Pretty liberal guy, worked in Obama WH.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:00:27am

Bannon getting canned just hit CNN and faux news.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:01:00am

re: #431 FormerDirtDart

Ms Carter is employed by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Like Reinse “resigned” from WH the day before he was shitcanned in the middle of his commute with the president.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:01:11am

re: #430 BeachDem

Damn. I love this.

Tricksy artsists.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:01:28am

re: #423 Skip Intro

The crazy Mercers will not be happy if he’s really out.

Yeah, they’ll likely be pissed - Bannon was their cat’s paw in the Trump administration.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:01:49am

re: #431 FormerDirtDart

Ms Carter is employed by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Actually Bannon never worked at the WH or on the DrumpF campaign. Trump doesn’t even know who he is.

//

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:03:03am

re: #428 Skip Intro

Gab, the right-wing Twitter rival, just got its app banned by Google

Ha!

arstechnica.com

**snort**

hahaha, poor little nazis.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:03:04am

Der Spiegel just announced Bannon is gone.

Now I can actually believe that happened…

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:03:28am
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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:03:31am

re: #394 HappyWarrior

All you need to do is look at what was said when these statues and memorials were dedicated. PRaise for the brave Confederates who fought to preserve “the supremacy of the anglo-saxon race.” As I’ve said before, these assholes want white ethnics like me to forget that for a long time they thought we weren’t white but now want us to be friends with them because they’d never succeed on their own.

why quibble over “treason”, “secession” etc?

the united states of america is the country that operates under the u.s. constitution
its continuity was never interrupted

the civil war was not two factions fighting for control of a single boundaried landmass/country

the csa was a separate entity
it took up arms against the united states
at that time it was not the united states or any part of it, physically connected though it
for whatever reason individuals fought, those who fought for the csa were not americans under the constitution

yes there was a ‘reunification’ after the csa lost and surrendered

whatever “culture, heritage, history”, these people are talking about, it is only united states history in the sense that the usa fought a war against that “culture, heritage, history” and beat it.

only in bizzaro world, or one where those who have disproportionate power can wield it, would the uninterrupted united states pay *wide and diverse* homage to an enemy it defeated. examples are unnecessary to make the point. it is not normal, it is not done, it is perverse

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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:03:45am

re: #431 FormerDirtDart

Ms Carter is employed by Sinclair Broadcast Group

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Heh

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:04:20am

re: #440 goddamnedfrank

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You’re right Steve. Just like you don’t understand basic human decency. Now go back in your pile of trash and slowly drink yourself some more, you miserable hate merchant.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:04:33am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:05:04am

re: #439 Joe Bacon 🌹

Der Spiegel just announced Bannon is gone.

Now I can actually believe that happened…

Normally, these Friday dumpster-fire parades and other key news developments are timed to come out around quitting time.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:05:10am

re: #444 FormerDirtDart

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Tillerson.

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lawhawk  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:06:33am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:06:34am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:06:37am

Remember that most of the human flotsam fired by Trump doesn’t really stay fired.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:07:07am

Bannon is resigning to spend more time with a liquor bottle.

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:07:23am

Bannon’s going away song.

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:07:28am

re: #405 BeachDem

Why is Mitt Romney suddenly the big go-to conscience of America voice?

Who gives a fuck what he thinks? (Wonder what he’d be saying if the yam would have given him the SoS job instead of humiliating him over dinner?)

stopped clock, etc. his fb post was appropriate

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JordanRules  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:07:40am
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KGxvi  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:08:20am

Looks like about half the freepers are ready to turn on Trump now. So, I’d call that a qualified victory.

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lawhawk  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:08:30am

re: #450 HappyWarrior

He’s likely going to end up at some pro-Trump PAC the way Lewandowski did, so he’ll be in close contact with Trump and feeding him nonstop baffling BS, just at “arm’s length”.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:08:46am

re: #406 dangerman

as i said above, there is *no* standard for trump as long as the gop gets tax cuts and judges

it’s all they got left and theyve sold their collective soul(s) for it

And right now, it’s looking like they’re only going to get the judges part of the equation. (Remember that “repeal and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯” was supposed to be the first stage of the GOP grand tax cut giveaway for the top .05%…)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:08:52am

re: #455 lawhawk

He’s likely going to end up at some pro-Trump PAC the way Lewandowski did, so he’ll be in close contact with Trump and feeding him nonstop baffling BS, just at “arm’s length”.

Good point.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:09:01am

re: #454 KGxvi

Looks like about half the freepers are ready to turn on Trump now. So, I’d call that a qualified victory.

I hope they refuse to vote.

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JordanRules  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:09:10am
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Myron Falwell  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:10:02am

re: #455 lawhawk

He’s likely going to end up at some pro-Trump PAC the way Lewandowski did, so he’ll be in close contact with Trump and feeding him nonstop baffling BS, just at “arm’s length”.

Did Bannon ever really “leave” Breitbart? He’ll be welcomed back there in a heartbeat with open arms and Bellamy salutes.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:10:03am

re: #454 KGxvi

Looks like about half the freepers are ready to turn on Trump now. So, I’d call that a qualified victory.

Yeah, I wandered over there to see their reaction. About half of them are absolutely livid.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:10:39am

re: #461 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, I wandered over there to see their reaction. About half of them are absolutely livid.

Good.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:10:41am

re: #450 HappyWarrior

Bannon is resigning to spend more time with a liquor bottle.

Criswell Bacon Predicts that it’s Nose Candy time for the Pompous Prick. He’ll snort himself into a six foot dirt nap the same way his beloved BreitFART did!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:10:50am

re: #448 FormerDirtDart

UPDATED: List of charities holding galas at @realDonaldTrump’s Mar-a-Lago. Six have cancelled in last 2 days. Could cost him $1M or more.
— David Fahrenthold

Waaah! So unfair! Trump has given the country so much! He’s working for free! All that sacrifice to MAGA!

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:11:08am
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Jay C  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:11:13am

re: #371 Dr Lizardo

There are infinitely many good reasons to fire Bannon, but IMHO that doesn’t seem like one of them, and it’s frankly more than a little disturbing that that [North Korea] is the issue they’re allegedly focusing on.

Disturbing, true: but understandable. Making out that Bannon is getting got the boot for unwanted interference in international affairs* was probably considered the better strategy for dealing with the inevitable media shitstorm It deflects from the fact that Steve Bannon is an “alt-right” racist pig Nazi-symp:, and that firing him would rile up the “Trump base” for whom his disgusting bigoted notions are the ideal for domestic political policy.

* And some more “disturbing”? A White House advisor getting the axe for arguing AGAINST a destructive, possibly nuclear war? Let’s party like it’s 2003….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:11:17am

So…odds on Bannon going back to Breitbart?

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:11:22am

re: #410 Dr Lizardo

Ladies and gentlemen, all rise for the Australian national anthem:

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i always wanted to go there (before i knew much beyond the image of the country), still do

then i started reading his book - which is interesting and hilarious
then i figured, ok, most of this isnt in the populated “civilized” areas, so im still good

nope. everywhere.

id be sportin a nasa style armor plated spacesuit…

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:11:25am

re: #454 KGxvi

Oh boy.

Also…expect a new grift for server costs from the Freep-in-Chief, lots of people going to be posting a LOT of baloney about Bannon, and you KNOW how much bandwidth plain text eats up…

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:11:44am

re: #465 FormerDirtDart

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Everyone who could be fired has been fired.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:11:58am

re: #461 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, I wandered over there to see their reaction. About half of them are absolutely livid.

The Lickspiddles at The Federalist are probably already drafting the This Was A Great Move by Trump piece.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:12:22am

re: #467 Eclectic Cyborg

So…odds on Bannon going back to Breitbart?

There should be some fun reading over there soon….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:12:28am

re: #470 b.d. (bill d.)

Everyone who could be fired has been fired.

Sessions…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:13:05am

re: #467 Eclectic Cyborg

So…odds on Bannon going back to Breitbart?

I’d say quite good.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:13:36am
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Myron Falwell  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:14:03am

Heh.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:14:12am

re: #470 b.d. (bill d.)

Everyone who could be fired has been fired.

Nope. Goofball Gorka and Maniac Miller are still there…

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:14:18am

re: #467 Eclectic Cyborg

So…odds on Bannon going back to Breitbart?

‘Never argue with a man who buys Taaka Vodka ink by the barrel’

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:14:53am

re: #475 FormerDirtDart

So one white supremacist down, so counting Trump that leave two more plus one nazi.

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I cannot.  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:15:05am

re: #471 Sir John Barron

Nah, its already in a folder “Bannon Stays”, “Bannon Quits”, “Bannon Fired”, “Bannon’s Liver Files for Asylum in Canada”, “Bannon Caught with Live Boy”…they just upload whatever case with a few minor edits…

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:15:08am

re: #477 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nope. Goofball Gorka and Maniac Miller are still there…

in that picture…….so sorry.

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KGxvi  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:15:11am

re: #473 Eclectic Cyborg

Sessions…

He could be fired, he serves at the pleasure of the president. But the Senate GOP has shown a bit of backbone by telling Trump he wouldn’t get a new AG very easily. I think it was Grassley who said no way to appoint a new AG this year, so there’s that.

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wrenchwench  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:15:33am

re: #451 Kilroy was here

Bannon’s going away song.

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That reflects the feeling Portland, OR had when Bud Clark beat Frank Ivancie in 1984. I’ve been waiting for it to come around again. It’s starting to…

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jaunte  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:16:06am

re: #477 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nope. Goofball Gorka and Maniac Miller are still there…

Seems like Kellyanne Conway, Miller and Gorka are all Bannon-orbit people. He still has eyes and ears in the White House.

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:16:23am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:16:31am
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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:16:45am

re: #426 Decatur Deb

Simple coincidence. After all, there are only 28 letters.

oops, finger slipped, bigtime sorry

yeah what’re the odds? 26 or 28 letters?
it was my understanding there would be no math

eta: double nevermind - i misread my misread

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jaunte  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:17:31am

“No matter what happens, Steve is a honey badger”
washingtonpost.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:17:40am

re: #486 FormerDirtDart

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Hahahhahaha, oh man that’s a special kind of delusional lemme tell ya. But please proceed.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:18:05am

re: #469 I cannot.

Oh boy.

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Also…expect a new grift for server costs from the Freep-in-Chief, lots of people going to be posting a LOT of baloney about Bannon, and you KNOW how much bandwidth plain text eats up…

FR is a perpetual grift-a-thon.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:18:08am

Bannon was so goddamn smug in that interview. Not so hot shit are you, Nazi fuckface?

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:18:46am

re: #483 wrenchwench

That reflects the feeling Portland, OR had when Bud Clark beat Frank Ivancie in 1984. I’ve been waiting for it to come around again. It’s starting to…

I’m from Portland.. I know about Bud.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:18:48am

re: #431 FormerDirtDart

Ms Carter is employed by Sinclair Broadcast Group

If he resigned two weeks ago why was he giving tours to noted felon Dinesh D’Souza the other day?

he resigned effective 7 years from now…

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JordanRules  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:18:56am
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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:19:32am

re: #492 Kilroy was here

Melania should have done a picture like that. For art.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:20:16am

re: #492 Kilroy was here

I remember Bud.

Whoop whoop!

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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:20:24am

Can’t tell the players without a scorecard

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:21:27am
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jaunte  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:21:34am

re: #497 BeachDem

Does the White House actually have a “strategy” other than Trump’s impulses?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:21:50am

re: #487 dangerman

oops, finger slipped, bigtime sorry

yeah what’re the odds? 26 or 28 letters?
it was my understanding there would be no math

eta: double nevermind - i misread my misread

I always confuse letters and teeth.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:23:11am

re: #495 Skip Intro

Melania should have done a picture like that. For art.

Talked to Art. He doesn’t swing that way.

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electrotek  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:23:15am

Two former Republican women I have the utmost respect for as each day passes: Ana Navarro and Michelle Fields.

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wrenchwench  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:23:24am

re: #492 Kilroy was here

I’m from Portland.. I know about Bud.

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I have a ‘Bike to work with Bud’ poster, in the back, on a shelf, for preservation, yeah, that’s it. I’m preserving it. I think he’s wearing the same coat.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:23:49am

re: #486 FormerDirtDart

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You know things are bad when they start calling you a democrat….

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:24:16am

re: #502 electrotek

Two former Republican women I have the utmost respect for as each day passes: Ana Navarro and Michelle Fields.

Did Ana leave the party while I was out of country? If so, good for her. I respect her a lot too.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:24:28am

re: #456 Myron Falwell

And right now, it’s looking like they’re only going to get the judges part of the equation. (Remember that “repeal and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯” was supposed to be the first stage of the GOP grand tax cut giveaway for the top .05%…)

i gave em tax cuts cause nothings happened they havent picked it up so they havent fallen on their faces with it yet.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:24:34am

re: #504 b.d. (bill d.)

You know things are bad when they start calling you a democrat….

Yep, that’s how I knew things were bad for Dubya.

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BeachDem  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:24:59am

re: #499 jaunte

Does the White House actually have a “strategy” other than Trump’s impulses?

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jaunte  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:25:34am
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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:26:00am

re: #465 FormerDirtDart

All of the men surrounding VP Pence are now gone.

the best judge of character
the best at vetting candidates
the best people

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:26:10am

I think the question we have to ask ourselves now is: Does Jared Kushner want to Nuke North Korea?

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Kragar  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:26:18am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:27:36am

re: #502 electrotek

Two former Republican women I have the utmost respect for as each day passes: Ana Navarro and Michelle Fields.

Michelle Fields, too? I know she got manhandled by Lewanski at the campaign event and afterward shunned by Breitbartdotcom.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:27:53am

re: #509 jaunte

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My great granddaddy’s heritage of roller coasters is at stake!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:28:03am

This comment from a Breitbrat (I took a look to see how they were taking it) seems fairly representative:

That’s it, Trump has folded to the RINO’s. Nothing will ever change in Washington. We have all been played.

We will never see another fiscal conservatiive, low tax, small government again.

This is a slap in the face to those that voted for Trump. I am angrier than hell right now. We just lost the country to the progressive cucks.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:28:37am

re: #512 Kragar

“I’m not a neo-Nazs… I’m a moderate Republican.”

Son, you drove 500 miles to march with Nazis & post on Daily Stormer.

You’re a Nazi

Don’t dismiss him until you study the Venn diagram.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:28:40am

re: #515 Dr Lizardo

We will never see another fiscal conservatiive, low tax, small government again.

Wait, whut? Trump’s a fiscal conservative, low tax, small government conservative?

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JordanRules  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:28:45am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:28:49am

re: #512 Kragar

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I thought being a Nazi and white nationalist was nothing to be ashamed of though. Tough shit for you kid. You chose to go there. You’re young though. Maybe you can learn from your mistakes and educate other people but knowing people like you, you’ll just double down and become a bigger asshole.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:28:50am

re: #512 Kragar

Actually the fact he is only 21 suggests his life is NOT over and he still has plenty of time to change his ways.

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:30:19am

re: #520 Eclectic Cyborg

Actually the fact he is only 21 suggests his life is NOT over and he still has plenty of time to change his ways.

I’m sure he can find a job in law enforcement somewhere
/S or not

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prairiefire  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:30:19am

Wow so that belly flop into the trough of an interview was his swan song.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:30:22am

re: #515 Dr Lizardo

This comment from a Breitbrat (I took a look to see how they were taking it) seems fairly representative:

Hahhahhaa sucks to be you. Oh and by the way you enver had that small government, low tax conservative you claimed Trump was. Reagan wasn’t that. You’ve been fed lies for years about conservatism. Conservatism in this country especially currently has never been about small government or low taxes(for the non wealthy).

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:30:45am

re: #520 Eclectic Cyborg

Actually the fact he is only 21 suggests his life is NOT over and he still has plenty of time to change his ways.

He can and I really hope he does but I’m skeptical.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:30:45am

Another Breitbrat chimes in:

What Gettysburg was to Robert E. Lee, Bannon’s firing is to Donald Trump.

The beginning of the end. He’s chosen Cohn (Goldman Sachs) McMasters and the Bear Jew (in terms of influence; certainly not size) son-in-law.

Put a fork in him.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:30:51am
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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:31:10am

re: #497 BeachDem

Can’t tell the players without a scorecard

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scorecard rosters are mostly static for the duration of the game

this is more like a flow chart

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:31:19am

re: #512 Kragar

Money quote:

“People have a right to know if their neighbor is a violent neo-Nazi just as much as they would if their neighbor was a violent sex offender,”

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Dr. Matt  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:31:21am

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JordanRules  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:31:27am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:31:34am

re: #525 Dr Lizardo

The beginning of the end. He’s chosen Cohn (Goldman Sachs) McMasters and the Bear Jew (in terms of influence; certainly not size) son-in-law.

Sounds like a thoughtful take.

/

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:31:40am

re: #525 Dr Lizardo

Another Breitbrat chimes in:

I’m enjoying this cannibalism.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:32:15am

re: #531 Sir John Barron

Sounds like a thoughtful take.

/

Still think these guys are your friends Bibi?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:32:34am

re: #530 JordanRules

The only agenda he fulfilled was getting Dump elected. But other than that, yeah, all this is true.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:32:40am

re: #424 I Would Prefer Not To

I posted that earlier and totally missed those details.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:33:05am

re: #532 HappyWarrior

I’m enjoying this cannibalism.

So am I. Smells delish.

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ericblair  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:33:26am

Right, so at least one White House ghoul get his walking papers on Friday, and at least one Westerosi gets shivved or beheaded on Sunday. Every week. I need a whiteboard.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:33:43am

re: #536 Dr Lizardo

So am I. Smells delish.

Yep. Trump just Rohmed Bannon.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:34:58am

re: #502 electrotek

Two former Republican women I have the utmost respect for as each day passes: Ana Navarro and Michelle Fields.

principled opponents are welcome when politics is a clash of value systems, each of which is in some way valid; a competition between basically well-intentioned people who see the world differently.

when it becomes, not even a conflict of interests, but instead a tribal, degenerative, brutal struggle for office in which one side with righteous indignation believes only the other is and can be capable of behaving despicably while they themselves run roughshod over it all, well then eff em without mercy

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:35:07am

I imagine the thought at Breitbart is that Trump would have never without Skidface Steve’s help. I really think this is going to infuriate a lot of his alt-right loyalists who were drawn positively to him in part because Breitbart promoted him.

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:37:43am

I keep wondering when Captain Kirk and Spock are going to show up to fix the timeline.

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KGxvi  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:38:06am

re: #523 HappyWarrior

Hahhahhaa sucks to be you. Oh and by the way you enver had that small government, low tax conservative you claimed Trump was. Reagan wasn’t that. You’ve been fed lies for years about conservatism. Conservatism in this country especially currently has never been about small government or low taxes(for the non wealthy).

I think a lot of conservative politicians get into office honestly believing in the idea of small government and lower taxes. But then they get faced with the realities of our system of government. Not just the need to compromise and build consensus to accomplish anything major (feature not a bug of the constitution, I believe), but that many of the programs they thought should be cut actually provide an important service, and that a lot of the apparent “waste” is actually spent on important matters. Kind of reminds me of this scene from the West Wing:

The West Wing - Four Hundred Dollar Ashtray

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wrenchwench  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:38:47am

re: #537 ericblair

Right, so at least one White House ghoul get his walking papers on Friday, and at least one Westerosi gets shivved or beheaded on Sunday. Every week. I need a whiteboard.

That’s funny. Kinda.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:38:52am

If you ever see a bar fight between an ex-Navy LCDR and an ex-Marine 4-star, put your money on the Marine.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:38:52am

re: #542 KGxvi

I think a lot of conservative politicians get into office honestly believing in the idea of small government and lower taxes. But then they get faced with the realities of our system of government. Not just the need to compromise and build consensus to accomplish anything major (feature not a bug of the constitution, I believe), but that many of the programs they thought should be cut actually provide an important service, and that a lot of the apparent “waste” is actually spent on important matters. Kind of reminds me of this scene from the West Wing:

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I think you’re right about that but I do think small government conservatism has always been a bit of a sham ideology.

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darthstar  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:39:34am

But wait, there’s more…someone wasn’t satisfied with that one tweet…

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KGxvi  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:39:58am

re: #541 Kilroy was here

I keep wondering when Captain Kirk and Spock are going to show up to fix the timeline.

I don’t trust Kirk and Spock on time travel, I’m looking for a little blue box.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:41:09am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:41:12am

re: #533 HappyWarrior

Still think these guys are your friends Bibi?

Booby Nincompoopo is that stupid!

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Kilroy was here  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:42:14am

re: #547 KGxvi

I don’t trust Kirk and Spock on time travel, I’m looking for a little blue box.

Let her fix Brexit first..

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HappyWarrior  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:42:59am

re: #548 Myron Falwell

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Run Steve Run!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:44:47am

re: #548 Myron Falwell

New Twitter banner from senior Breitbart editor

No organized political party could lose to a Bannon presidential campaign.

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Belafon  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:47:59am

re: #547 KGxvi

I don’t trust Kirk and Spock on time travel, I’m looking for a little blue box.

All Kirk and Spock will do is kidnap some whales.

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:49:16am

re: #518 JordanRules

Source close to Bannon confirms Bannon expected to return to Breitbart after a WH exit

“save my seat. i’ll just be gone for a little while”

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dangerman  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:50:21am

re: #519 HappyWarrior

I thought being a Nazi and white nationalist was nothing to be ashamed of though. Tough shit for you kid. You chose to go there. You’re young though. Maybe you can learn from your mistakes and educate other people but knowing people like you, you’ll just double down and become a bigger asshole.

not too bright. shoulda gone with “i was one of the good people there the president mentioned”

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sagehen  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:51:41am

re: #332 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I wish I had more time on my hands. This community generates great discussion, to the point I want to express my ideas through writing. I’m thinking about doing a little research for an upcoming page. Thinking about what connections exist between the wealth gap in the United States, and the early rules on Social Security and how black people were effectively barred from its benefits.

Home ownership is a big part of that wealth gap; FHA regulations, deed restrictions. Ta-Nehisi Coates “The Case for Reparations” is a good place to start.

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Skip Intro  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:51:54am

re: #496 Dr Lizardo

I remember Bud.

Whoop whoop!

Me too. We’re we all there in the 1980s? I got there in 1976.

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wrenchwench  Aug 18, 2017 • 10:54:43am

re: #557 Skip Intro

Me too. We’re we all there in the 1980s? I got there in 1976.

1981 to (late) 1988.

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William Lewis  Aug 18, 2017 • 11:55:51am

re: #544 Decatur Deb

If you ever see a bar fight between an ex-Navy LCDR and an ex-Marine 4-star, put your money on the Marine.

Is there an Army Sgt in the corner taking bets?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 18, 2017 • 12:01:03pm

re: #559 William Lewis

Is there an Army Sgt in the corner taking bets?

Old chrome-domed E8.


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What Is “Normal” and Why “Get Back to It”Some musings post Irma. This rambles a bit. It has no particular structure, or conclusion, or even a point, i guess. Fortunately, it's not too long. I wake up every day and remind myself (yes i do this every single ...
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Taser or Shoot First, Then Ask Questions Later?Rapid City, S.D. - The Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department have been unfair in their racial profiling of Native Americans, particularly young Native American men. Rapid City Police and Pennington County Deputies are too quick ...
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Expert’s Advice: Don’t Engage With the Alt-Right on Campus The event, organized by the campus’s Division of Equity and Inclusion, comes ahead of a series of student-sponsored events next Sunday through Wednesday that are expected to bring right-wing speakers to campus for noon and evening rallies, although the ...
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Mass Protest in Philippines Over Duterte ‘Dictatorship’ Opponents criticised Mr Duterte's open threat to reinstate martial law and his brutal war on drugs that has killed thousands. Thousands also attended rival pro-Duterte rallies. Mr Duterte's own son Paolo is facing allegations of drug trafficking. The president ...
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the Killers - Run for CoverArtists: The KillersDirected By: Tarik MikouCo-Directed By: Eric MorinWritten By: Flowers, Stoermer, Vannucci, Price, Cameron, Lee, MarleyProducers: Jacknife Lee, Daniel Jean, Olivier Picard, David Pierrat(C) 2017 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. vevo.ly
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(12) LATEST: 7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 119 as Buildings Crumble in MexicoMexico’s federal government says the death toll in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 119.
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Exploring Child Marriage Around the World The age at which people first marry can have long-lasting implications for their physical, economic and social well-being -- particularly when marriage first happens at a young age. As part of our forthcoming global research on child marriage, we ...
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Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan — ProPublica This past June, Florida’s top education agency delivered a failing grade to the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy in suburban Jacksonville for the second year in a row. It designated the charter school for kindergarten through fifth grade as ...
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How Renaissance Painting Smoldered With a Little Known Hallucinogen Bosch provides the most fertile ground for art lovers wanting to believe that hallucinogenic fungi may have a significant place in art history. This is partially because the painter has a special connection to Anthony, depicting the saint over ...
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Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ Says Something Revealing About America Later, Clinton brings a similar wistfulness to her account of the second debate with Trump, at which he stalked her on stage, seeking to intimidate her. “Do you stay calm,” she asks, referring to her options, “keep smiling and ...
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