And Now, Some Awesome Finger-Picking Skill From Danny Trent: “Capone”

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A tune dedicated to Capone, a big mastiff who recently passed away. He was a force of nature. The song is featured on Danny’s album, which will be released soon.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:37:41pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:38:09pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:38:41pm

So, my turn to be CL’d. From downstairs:

A non-political interlude and a less destructive natural phenomenon — at least if people don’t go crazy:

One minute before totality:

Same shot at totality:

Totality 1 (although wheat-dogg’s is infinitely better):

Totality 2:

Totality almost over:

Same shot, just after totality:

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:40:47pm
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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:41:36pm

Reports of major structural damage in Rockport, to large buildings. Perhaps even to the shelter-of-last-resort which was a school.

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The Major  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:43:04pm

The Major, slowly getting his groove back-and today’s recipient is none other than Baby Snidley Whiplash:

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:44:15pm
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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:45:41pm

To distract us from all this bad news, I give you Luna Lee, playing the Game of Thrones theme on the Korean gayageum.

Also, she says she will be playing at the Korean Festival in Maryland Sept. 16.

Game Of Thrones Theme Gayageum ver. by Luna/ Korean Festival of Maryland

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Dave In Austin  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:48:30pm

re: #7 freetoken

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Rockport and Port O’Conner are my main 2 salt fishing destinations. That hotel is the Hampton. I’ve stayed there more than I can think.

This is really gonna suck.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:49:55pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:52:02pm

And here in Los Angeles a heat wave is supposed to start tomorrow and go through the week with 100+ temps.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:53:02pm

When all is said and done, there will never be another hurricane named Harvey.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:54:02pm

re: #11 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’ve been enjoying our unusually cool week. Been very much like June-gloom, but in late August.

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retired cynic  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:55:03pm

re: #13 freetoken

I’ve been enjoying our unusually cool week. Been very much like June-gloom, but in late August.

Same here. Wonderful!

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:56:20pm

Fuckface Von Clownstick is going to fuck this up so badly. There is no bottom.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:56:59pm
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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:57:01pm

For those not yet watching, livestream from a guy going around Rockport:

Lots of debris. It’s going to start flying when the other side of the eyewall comes across.

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William Lewis  Aug 25, 2017 • 8:57:35pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

When all is said and done, there will never be another hurricane named Harvey.

Never name a hurricane for a pooka.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:00:22pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:01:16pm

Various rednecks are proudly posting this on FB but I think the literal sense of the terms might be valid as well.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:02:02pm

re: #17 freetoken

Jay-zuz they’re driving through flooded roadways!

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Kragar  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:02:21pm
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Kragar  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:03:27pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:03:54pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

When all is said and done, there will hopefully never be another hurricane for the rest of my life in Texas or anywhere else.

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BigPapa  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:04:47pm

re: #23 Kragar

OK Bro. You win Internet tonight.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:05:26pm

re: #17 freetoken

OK, dude’s out of the flooded roadway and surveying damage, which is extensive.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:06:22pm

re: #26 teleskiguy

He’s about to be hit by the east side of the eyewall. He’ll probably lose his connection.

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William Lewis  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:07:32pm

re: #23 Kragar

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Every woman in the book Rejected Princesses

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retired cynic  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:09:24pm

re: #28 William Lewis

Every woman in the book Rejected Princesses

The website is a good one, too. I’ve learned a lot!

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:09:45pm

The rainbow floater shows how well the center has held together at the shore:

ssd.noaa.gov

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:09:59pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

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Fuckface Von Clownstick is going to fuck this up so badly. There is no bottom.

It’s stronger than Katrina.

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Kragar  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:10:52pm
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Belafon  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:11:11pm

re: #20 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Various rednecks are proudly posting this on FB but I think the literal sense of the terms might be valid as well.

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It’s not American flags that bother me.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:11:24pm

re: #31 Belafon

It’s stronger than Katrina.

It could be 10 times worse, especially if the south Texas colonias are hit hard.

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Kragar  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:12:58pm
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Belafon  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:13:08pm

re: #23 Kragar

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:13:30pm
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mmmirele  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:14:33pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

Jay-zuz they’re driving through flooded roadways!

I wonder if that parody of Dio’s “Holy Diver” (called “Holy Driver”) is still around for these numbnuts?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:16:34pm

Welp. pardoning Arpaio is pretty much the embodiment of the whole “the only rule is that we get to give ourselves exceptions to the rules…you don’t” thing I keep going on about.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:17:47pm

Colonia FAQ at Texas Secretary of State
sos.state.tx.us
A colonia is basically an un-incorporated community built on agriculturally worthless land. They lack basic infrastructure.
Note that many colonias are built on flood plains.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:21:08pm

re: #35 Kragar

“Colorful Joe”

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retired cynic  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:21:11pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Colonia FAQ at Texas Secretary of State
sos.state.tx.us
A colonia is basically an un-incorporated community built on agriculturally worthless land. They lack basic infrastructure.
Note that many colonias are built on flood plains.

Forgotten and abandoned peoples.

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:21:22pm

re: #29 retired cynic

The website is a good one, too. I’ve learned a lot!

It makes a great book for kids, girls or boys. I also bought a copy for my youngest son’s gifted teacher, who’s having to deal with breast cancer.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:23:36pm

There are more than 1200 colonias in Texas. FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND people live in them. It is a hidden world that most Americans would not believe exists in their own country.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:25:19pm

re: #7 freetoken

Totally crazy that I am 30 miles away and the scene in Corpus is nothing like that. We’ve been taking the dogs outside for quick walks between the high wind gusts. We’ve lost some siding and some limbs but all in all not as bad as I expected. This is my first hurricane!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:26:25pm

re: #45 Flying Squirrel Girl

Totally crazy that I am 30 miles away and the scene in Corpus is nothing like that. We’ve been taking the dogs outside for quick walks between the high wind gusts. We’ve lost some siding and some limbs but all in all not as bad as I expected. This is my first hurricane!

You guys lucked out in terms of side of the hurricane. I hope it stays that way for you and the rain doesn’t end up causing too much flooding.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:32:36pm

re: #46 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yes being on the southwest side of storm was extremely lucky for us. I haven’t been scared at all throughout the day, but seeing what Rockport is experiencing is chilling.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:33:22pm

re: #47 Flying Squirrel Girl

Yes being on the southwest side of storm was extremely lucky for us. I haven’t been scared at all throughout the day, but seeing what Rockport is experiencing is chilling.

Stay safe and check in as you can. I hope that this is the worst of it but I’m definitely worried about the flooding that’s to come.

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whitebeach  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:34:24pm

re: #31 Belafon

It’s stronger than Katrina.

Yes, but hurricanes have their own freaky personalities. Katrina, technically, shouldn’t have had a thirty-foot storm surge. But it did, and it totally destroyed the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:35:34pm

re: #48 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s hard to tell how much it has rained because of all the wind.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:37:43pm

re: #49 whitebeach

Yes, but hurricanes have their own freaky personalities. Katrina, technically, shouldn’t have had a thirty-foot storm surge. But it did, and it totally destroyed the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Katrina had the time as a Cat 5 to build up the storm surge to bring with it. Those lag behind the intensity fluctuations, because it takes time for the wind to pile up that much water - and time for the piled up water to dissipate if the wind isn’t there to support it. When Katrina weakened shortly before landfall, that took down the winds but there wasn’t enough time for the storm surge to respond in kind.

Likewise, it’s very possible that the rapid intensification of Harvey has prevented the storm surge from building to the levels that would otherwise have been expected for a Cat 4 storm. My guess is a lot of the damage we’ve been seeing is wind-related, not from the surge.

And of course, the big hazard is really yet to come, in terms of the stall and flooding that’s going to happen in the days ahead.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:37:46pm

Brandon Clement’s feed seems dead. Other side of the eye must have arrived. :-/

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:39:17pm

Will future RWNJs blame Obama for Harvey, as they do for Katrina?

“Hey, it was in 2017 and he was in office till 2017.”

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:39:28pm
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retired cynic  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:40:16pm

re: #51 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You are a good explainer!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:40:50pm

Clement’s feed is back.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:41:42pm

re: #56 GlutenFreeJesus

Clement’s feed is back.

Is that the one on facebook or periscope?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:42:47pm

re: #57 freetoken

Facebook. WXChasing.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:42:48pm

re: #57 freetoken

Is that the one on facebook or periscope?

I think Periscope is Jeff Petrowski.

He was in Joplin a few years back.

That I know all this off the top of my head probably reveals more about my Youtube habits than I should admit to.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:45:13pm

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:45:26pm

re: #58 GlutenFreeJesus

Do you have a link to the live video? On the WxChasing Facebook page all I see is the recorded version that stopped a while ago.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:45:28pm

Good.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:46:10pm

Ugliest Bob Dylan cover ever.

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whitebeach  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:46:30pm

re: #51 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Katrina had the time as a Cat 5 to build up the storm surge to bring with it. Those lag behind the intensity fluctuations, because it takes time for the wind to pile up that much water - and time for the piled up water to dissipate if the wind isn’t there to support it. When Katrina weakened shortly before landfall, that took down the winds but there wasn’t enough time for the storm surge to respond in kind.

Likewise, it’s very possible that the rapid intensification of Harvey has prevented the storm surge from building to the levels that would otherwise have been expected for a Cat 4 storm. My guess is a lot of the damage we’ve been seeing is wind-related, not from the surge.

And of course, the big hazard is really yet to come, in terms of the stall and flooding that’s going to happen in the days ahead.

Yes, but I’m not sure even the NHS has figured out why Katrina hit like it did. And of course at New Orleans she was a weak cat 2 at most. The disaster there had other causes.

And certainly you’re right that, if the predictions are anywhere close to correct, the greatest harm and destruction in the next few days will be from rainfall flooding.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:48:11pm

Check out the pic of the pardon document. Of course, the biggest font on the fucking page is Trump’s name.

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:48:13pm

re: #62 Blind Frog Belly White

Good.

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As he realizes he’s admitted he’s guilty, I hope panic starts setting in for old Joe.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:49:57pm

re: #64 whitebeach

Yes, but I’m not sure even the NHS has figured out why Katrina hit like it did. And of course at New Orleans she was a weak cat 2 at most. The disaster there had other causes.

And certainly you’re right that, if the predictions are anywhere close to correct, the greatest harm and destruction in the next few days will be from rainfall flooding.

If you’re curious to read more about the storm surge dynamics, including a comparison to Camille, there’s an interesting and not too technical article here on it.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:50:58pm

I got to the website:

livestormchasing.com

Apparently no audio currenlty.

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Interesting Times  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:52:47pm

re: #44 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

There are more than 1200 colonias in Texas. FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND people live in them. It is a hidden world that most Americans would not believe exists in their own country.

I remember being shocked when I learned of their existence a few years ago (can’t find the original article because PBS’s site says it no longer has rights to distribute the content, but there’s this).

It’s third-world conditions right there in America.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:53:06pm

Piotrowski is on periscope:

pscp.tv

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:53:56pm

re: #70 freetoken

Piotrowski is on periscope:

pscp.tv

Gah, I screwed up spelling his name.

I can pronounce it, just not spell it.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 9:55:12pm

I know about colonias because I used to patrol the California version when I was a deputy sheriff. It was like stepping into a South African township or a Brazilian favela. Most law enforcement agencies ignore them but our sheriff insisted that we do what we could. There were few telephones then so even reporting a crime, let alone a dangerous situation, was a challenge.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:00:27pm

Cheap cell phones have made life safer in the colonias, though it may take a while to get a response. This includes the much disparaged “Obama phones,” (which should probably be called “Reagan phones” since the program originated while he was in office.)

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:01:08pm

Fuckface Von Clownstick tweets a Fox News clip of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott licking his balls during a major natural disaster. Par for the course.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:02:00pm

Both streams are hung up. I suspect they are not going to be able to stay online.

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whitebeach  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:02:24pm

re: #67 klys (maker of Silmarils)

If you’re curious to read more about the storm surge dynamics, including a comparison to Camille, there’s an interesting and not too technical article here on it.

Thanks. I will certainly read it. I remember Camille clearly, because I knew and loved the coast, although I was in San Francisco when she hit. I was working for a temp labor agency and a gang of us were sent to the railyards to load seven boxcars of stuff for the Red Cross for hurricane survivors on the Gulf Coast (San Francisco then and I hope now was a great city for relieving disaster victims elsewhere).

At the end of a long day, our Red Cross supervisor had us load the trunk of his car with what must have been five hundred pounds of canned food intended for hurricane victims—I mean, the car springs were bottomed out. Then he drove away. Since that time I have never given a dime to the Red Cross, right or wrong.

Full disclosure: I stole something too. It was a pure silk hand-painted tie, a pale orchid on a green background. I knew that, unlike the case of several hundred pounds of canned food, nobody whatsoever in the Camille zone needed that tie. I still have it to this day.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:03:05pm
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retired cynic  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:03:57pm

re: #76 whitebeach

What goes on around here with Goodwill would gag you, too.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:06:21pm

re: #76 whitebeach

This is a really detailed look at the entire surge, which I have read some parts of but not the entire thing yet.

As for the Red Cross, I’m sorry to hear that you ran across someone who’s a bad apple. For what it’s worth, mr. klys and I were out to eat the other week and chatted with the bartender, only to discover that her house burned down earlier this month. She had nothing but good to say about the local Red Cross stepping in to provide emergency housing for them.

We left a really nice tip, too.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:10:57pm

re: #69 Interesting Times

I remember being shocked when I learned of their existence a few years ago (can’t find the original article because PBS’s site says it no longer has rights to distribute the content, but there’s this).

It’s third-world conditions right there in America.

There’s a Wikipedia article about them too.

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:11:11pm

re: #79 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This is a really detailed look at the entire surge, which I have read some parts of but not the entire thing yet.

As for the Red Cross, I’m sorry to hear that you ran across someone who’s a bad apple. For what it’s worth, mr. klys and I were out to eat the other week and chatted with the bartender, only to discover that her house burned down earlier this month. She had nothing but good to say about the local Red Cross stepping in to provide emergency housing for them.

We left a really nice tip, too.

I think some recent scandals have forced them to clean house a lot, so they seem to be much tighter now.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:15:23pm
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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:17:33pm
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whitebeach  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:21:17pm

re: #79 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This is a really detailed look at the entire surge, which I have read some parts of but not the entire thing yet.

I’m moderately sure that the left image in the damage pictures of Ocean Springs Front Beach is what remained of the apartment complex (two stories, approx. 100 units) where two of my friends lived. They had gone inland, fortunately. There was nothing left of that large U-shaped complex except the slabs and the swimming pool, in which a car rested.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:21:39pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:21:40pm

The live streams seem to be down. Back side of eye came through. :-/

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:22:35pm

OT to Hurricane Harvey, but I’m reading that Sebastian Gorka has resigned, apparently dissatisfied with the current direction of the Trump administration.

Mind you, I woke up only about 30 minutes ago. Any confirmation on this?

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:23:23pm

re: #87 Dr Lizardo

OT to Hurricane Harvey, but I’m reading that Sebastian Gorka has resigned, apparently dissatisfied with the current direction of the Trump administration.

Mind you, I woke up only about 30 minutes ago. Any confirmation on this?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:24:44pm

Well. He was never actually working…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:25:43pm

re: #88 teleskiguy

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Good.

And thoughts going out to everyone in the path of Hurricane Harvey. Looks like a bad one - and I can’t imagine ol’ Trumpy making the aftermath much better.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:26:13pm

re: #88 teleskiguy

“accused of having links…”

Yeah, sure, if you want to use wishy-washy language.

Gorka is part of the far-right and a friend of fascists.

NYT has to cover itself from lawsuits apparently.

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Kragar  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:28:37pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:33:38pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:38:08pm

Let’s get weird!

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:38:59pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

Let’s get weird!

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It probably could have survived for quite a while in that salad bag.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:39:52pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

Well this one went a little differently than the story from the UK.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:45:25pm

re: #92 Kragar

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Pence is dirty, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Ryan is too. We could end up with President Hatch. Disgusting as that would be, we might want to end the purge there since the next guy in line is Mr. Exxon himself, Tillerson, who might be the dirtiest of all.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:47:16pm

re: #97 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Pence is dirty, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Ryan is too. We could end up with President Hatch. Disgusting as that would be, we might want to end the purge there since the next guy in line is Mr. Exxon himself, Tillerson, who might be the dirtiest of all.

In that scenario, Hatch would simply be a caretaker POTUS until 2020. Then we’d have an open field for candidates; I doubt very highly that he’d make grab for the brass ring himself.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:52:22pm

re: #96 JordanRules

Well this one went a little differently than the story from the UK.

Now if it were in France…

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SteelPH  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:53:15pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

Weird nothin’, that thing’s adorable.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:53:30pm

re: #96 JordanRules

Well this one went a little differently than the story from the UK.

Is this the one?
European tree frog found in organic food in Devon
Note that workers could not determine the critter’s sex but they were pretty sure it came from France.

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:57:09pm

Not only are there no more livestreams from the center of the storm, but the online streaming of the police/fire radio are off too.

Probably pretty intense right now in those counties.

Note that the various models show Harvey hanging around east TX for at least 3 days. Some show it hanging around for 7 days. That is a lot of rain.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:57:14pm

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

No, this one…

Rescued piglets served up as sausages to firefighters
bbc.com

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:57:38pm

re: #99 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Now if it were in France…

“Sacre bleu! They’ve included hors d’oeuvres!!” (insert Maurice Chevalier laugh here)

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 10:58:28pm

re: #98 Dr Lizardo

In that scenario, Hatch would simply be a caretaker POTUS until 2020. Then we’d have an open field for candidates; I doubt very highly that he’d make grab for the brass ring himself.

He’s 84 years old, which would make the selection of a new vice president a matter of some urgency. He could pick fellow Mormon Mitt Romney, then resign as soon as Mitt is sworn in.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:00:57pm

re: #105 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

He’s 84 years old, which would make the selection of a new vice president a matter of some urgency. He could pick fellow Mormon Mitt Romney, then resign as soon as Mitt is sworn in.

An interesting notion - Mitt would be POTUS at last.

Well, I could stomach him more than Trump, that’s for damn sure.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:01:43pm

re: #103 JordanRules

No, this one…

Rescued piglets served up as sausages to firefighters
bbc.com

“Market workers feast on found frogs.”

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:02:25pm

Drive by celebratory post? Just booked my biggest commercial video gig ever. Can’t do details on the internet but it’s all happy dance here.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:04:02pm

re: #108 Unshaken Defiance

Congratulations!!!!!!
Great news!

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:04:19pm

re: #106 Dr Lizardo

An interesting notion - Mitt would be POTUS at last.

Well, I could stomach him more than Trump, that’s for damn sure.

He’s a shameless 1%er tool but he at least knows how things work.

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whitebeach  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:06:27pm

re: #108 Unshaken Defiance

Drive by celebratory post? Just booked my biggest commercial video gig ever. Can’t do details on the internet but it’s all happy dance here.

Let me guess: Beyonce peeing on Trump for Samsung 8, right?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:06:45pm

re: #108 Unshaken Defiance

Drive by celebratory post? Just booked my biggest commercial video gig ever. Can’t do details on the internet but it’s all happy dance here.

Congratulations!

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:07:27pm

re: #108 Unshaken Defiance

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:09:43pm

A while back, I met a guy who was walking his pet piglet along the highway near the Conspiracy Compound. He said he had had the thing for a couple of months and thought it was an ideal pet. It was a very clean and friendly little animal but made an amazingly loud bellowing noise.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:12:51pm

re: #111 whitebeach

LOL, not quite my genre.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:13:51pm

re: #115 Unshaken Defiance

Still, a nice gig! Eh?

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:14:32pm

We got rid of him finally, thru democratic means, and now this. SMH

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:15:41pm
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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:20:19pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:21:26pm

re: #116 teleskiguy

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:22:29pm

re: #119 JordanRules

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IT’S TOO SOON TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE!

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:22:57pm

re: #120 Unshaken Defiance

Right on! Sounds like you’ll have a lot of fun! Good luck, my friend!

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:25:41pm

They’ve done great work as far back as I can remember.

More synergy with Twitler….the media as enemy runs deep with Arpaio…folks in tent city on work release are not able to take the New Times in with their other reading materials. The guards will chuck that shit.

Which reminds me….RIP Village Voice :(

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:26:58pm

re: #123 JordanRules

Oops!!!

There’s the context! LOL

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:27:47pm

3% nitwits exploiting the hurricane to recruit:

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:28:06pm

re: #123 JordanRules

Which reminds me….RIP Village Voice :(

The Village Voice is still around, it just stopped it’s print publication, which is bad in of itself.

When I lived in Denver, Westword (a VV publication, just like Phoenix New Times) was essential for me, helped me navigate the city, seeing as how I’ve been a rural bumpkin most of my life.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:33:32pm

re: #126 teleskiguy

Yeah. The New Times is one of those alt weeklies you pick up at all types of spots around the city. I love when I see their stand somewhere on my errand route. And even though I’ve never done that with VV I understand it’s existence as one of those seminal grabs from paper boxes around the city. So losing that kinda sucks.
And hey, thank goodness for the digital so anyone can get their content as I have!

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:34:36pm

re: #117 JordanRules

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We got rid of him finally, thru democratic means, and now this. SMH

Democratic means will keep him from being sheriff again.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:40:32pm

So, I just finished a book by W. Somerset Maugham. Not remembering much about the author, I looked-up the Wiki—and under ” Personal Life ” I read this:

Maugham’s mother, Edith Mary (née Snell), had tuberculosis (TB), a condition for which her physician prescribed childbirth.[6] She had Maugham several years after the last of his three elder brothers was born. His brothers were away at boarding school by the time Maugham was three.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:42:11pm

re: #127 JordanRules

When I was in Denver I always picked up the latest print edition of Westword, it was *the* source of where the good live music and comedy was.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:42:47pm

So, I just finished a book by W. Somerset Maugham. Not remembering much about the author, I look-up the Wiki. Under “Personal Life” I read this:

Maugham’s mother, Edith Mary (née Snell), had tuberculosis (TB), a condition for which her physician prescribed childbirth.[6] She had Maugham several years after the last of his three elder brothers was born. His brothers were away at boarding school by the time Maugham was three.

The life of a child used as medical treatment.

hmmm …

Edith’s sixth and final son died on 25 January 1882, one day after his birth, on Maugham’s eighth birthday. Edith died of tuberculosis six days later on 31 January at the age of 41.[7] The early death of his mother left Maugham traumatized. He kept his mother’s photograph at his bedside for the rest of his life.[8] Two years after Edith’s death Maugham’s father died in France of cancer.

W. Somerset was born 1874. Six Pregnancies while suffering from the end stages of TB. Chances are she did feel better during the pregnancy, that is not uncommon. I don’t think pregnancy cured her or extended her life. I hope it is what she wanted to do and she wasn’t coerced into it.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2017 • 11:58:46pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:02:18am

This is a great time to watch the NeverTrumper conservative assholes come out of their cocoon. Rick Wilson, Jonah Goldberg, Bill Kristol, David Frum, they’re all still assholes and don’t you forget it.

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:02:47am

Extreme winter storms are also the stuff of nightmares around tent city.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:02:48am

Hello from Brookings, OR! I thought I would toss out the latest Chetco Bar Fire stats:

- Area consumed by fire: 104,144 acres (up 1,800 acres from yesterday)
- Number of firefighters: 1,612 (up 214 from yesterday)
- Number of people evacuated from fire area: 4,000+
- Number of homes threatened in evacuated area: 1,700+
- Number of homes confirmed destroyed by fire so far: 6
- Number of structures damaged by fire: 30+

Today was forecast to hit 80 degrees here in town but we were lucky and only hit 64. While it remained clear last night a thin marine layer formed in the early AM and held all day until clearing for a short time just after sunset (humidity had dropped to 82% by then). About an hour after sunset a thin marine layer reformed over the area and humidity is back up to 100%, hopefully some fog will follow (not forecast). Winds here today were calm or very light and from the S/SW. While everything has been holding here (weather wise for firefighting) and the forecast Chetco Effect winds did not materialize today, the next 24 hours are going to be critical.

The NWS has changed our forecast to a Red Flag warning and extended the Chetco Effect wind warning until 9PM Saturday night. This might be extended into Sunday due to changing conditions (area temperatures rising over the weekend). I have been monitoring winds in Gold Beach (earlier tonight from NE up to 16 MPH, bad - now W @7 MPH (better), Cave Junction - (earlier tonight from NE @ 12 w/ gusts to 18 MPH, bad - now N/NE @ 7 w/ gusts to 11 (not as bad). Right now our winds are calm here at home and N/NE @ 1 w/ gusts to 2 MPH at the airport at the north end of town. While there is some wind from the NE, it’s not a Chetco Effect wind (warm and 25+ MPH). The weather yesterday and today allowed for aerial water and retardant drops along the lines in preparation for the forecast winds this weekend. Bulldozers are widening lines and tanker trucks are soaking things down for the same reason.

One of the guys who works at the mill said that he is hearing that the lumber company was the one who really put out the Biscuit Fire in 2002, which is bunk. While they helped to contain it, along with many others, Mother Nature put that fire out when the rainy season hit. It was finally declared out on 12/31/2002. Not only that, but the 2002 fire started in an area that had been “salvage logged” in 1987 and left covered in waste that became fuel. I am willing to bet that the 2017 Chetco Bar Fire started in a similar location that was “salvage logged” in 2002. Personally, I think this is the lumber company trying to make some positive press for their industry in a bad situation. I have no problem with salvage logging but not if it leads to fires in our area every 15 years…lol!

Regarding Arpaio, I hope he is asked if in accepting the pardon that he is admitting guilt. I already know the answer but I want to hear the disrespect for the laws of our country coming right from the horse’s ass just so everyone else can do so too.

Fuck Trump and fuck Arpaio, preferably with sharp but rusty farm implements.

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:14:25am
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Birth Control Works  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:31:35am

re: #80 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

There’s a Wikipedia article about them too.

Sounds like a “refugee village” or “tent city”.

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:39:16am
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Kragar  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:43:58am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:46:33am

re: #132 JordanRules

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Perfectly illustrates the contrast between conservative and liberal values. Rich was allegedly a scammer and a tax cheat, someone who abused money and property. Arpaio abused people in all kinds of horrible ways. No wonder the cons are horrified by the Rich pardon.

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:55:12am

Any attempts to bring up Seth Rich is an effort to not look at the reality before them.

It’s called aversion. Humans avert their gaze when something makes them feel unpleasant.

Make the wingnuts stare upon their ugliness made flesh - Trump.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 26, 2017 • 1:02:10am

There doesn’t seem to be much agreement among the spaghetti models for Harvey.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 26, 2017 • 1:11:34am

re: #139 Birth Control Works

Sounds like a “refugee village” or “tent city”.

Note how both the wikipedia article and the Texas SoS office demurely tell us that most colonia dwellings “are built by their owners with available materials” and the units are expanded over time “as materials become available,” that is, the dwellings are shacks and the places are shantytowns.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 26, 2017 • 1:21:48am

Some of my Cornell classmates did not believe me when I told them there were actual shantytowns in the California desert.
“You mean like cardboard shacks. The Grapes of Wrath?”
“Cardboard shacks, Grapes of Wrath, yes”
“No running water or sewer service?”
“No water or sewer.”
“God help us. How is that possible in this day and age?”
This was 35 years ago. Most of the California colonias are gone but they abound in Texas.

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2017 • 1:22:10am

Harvey is now a Category 2 storm.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 1:54:44am

So, just poking around the web and I read about this:

en.wikipedia.org

Only seconds - and meters - away from what might have been the worst disaster in aviation history - worse than the 1977 Tenerife Airport Disaster.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:00:05am

re: #148 Dr Lizardo

A CGI of the incident with ATC/pilot comms.

Youtube Video

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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:03:03am

Reporting time.

And this one may not be safe for you if you have epilepsy.

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SteelPH  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:05:58am

re: #150 Nyet

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Anywho, reported.

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teleskiguy  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:07:14am

re: #151 SteelPH

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Teukka  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:09:32am

re: #150 Nyet

Reporting time.

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+1

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:19:54am

re: #148 Dr Lizardo

So, just poking around the web and I read about this:

en.wikipedia.org

Only seconds - and meters - away from what might have been the worst disaster in aviation history - worse than the 1977 Tenerife Airport Disaster.

I remember the Tenerife crash very well. My wife met me at the door as I got in from class and said, “There’s been a plane crash, a bad one. Real bad.” I asked where. She said, “Spain, I think.” I got the TV turned on in time to catch Walter Cronkite and the appalling details.
I also remember discussing it with my wife later that night. “That’s why I don’t like you flying” (something I was still doing with the NY National Guard). No amount of logic or statistics would deflect her from that. It was one of the reasons she gave for leaving me a few months later, though a minor one. Now, 40 years later, her replacement husband is dead and I am still here. How about that?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:32:39am

re: #154 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

The Tenerife Disaster made quite an impression on me, though I was very young at the time (I was seven at the time). It was easily the biggest news story of the day. I asked my dad (a former WWII USN pilot) how that could happen and he told me that take-off and landing are the most dangerous times in flying; if something’s gonna go horribly wrong, that’s usually when it happens.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:36:31am

BBL. Off to the store.

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William Lewis  Aug 26, 2017 • 2:47:54am

Take off and landing…

After I got out of the Active Army, I visited a friend living in Tokyo. I got to listen to Challenger blow up on AFN radio one night. Then later I took a two week side trip to Thailand and flew there on Egypt Air. Cheap but no booze, not even for us heathens. The flight back though… A nice new 757 and we’re coming into Narita airport over Tokyo Bay, coming in like a nearly perfect landing except we’re like 5 km short of the runway. The crew noticed before they gave the landing gear a bath and if you knew you could feel the power come back up, the aircraft attitude change as the stopped the decent and staggered the plane to the runway. I was really ready for a beer after that flight!

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VegasGolfer  Aug 26, 2017 • 3:02:20am

I’m pretty sure the investigation is not complete on the Air Canada incident, but I’m pretty sure that ATC will have a lower level of responsibility than the pilots, and that is a shame. I did that job for 26 yrs, and you gain a sort of sixth sense of where all aircraft should be under your control at all times even though you are not looking directly at a certain specific aircraft. The controller should have been aware of where Air Canada was and verified his position with the radar display, which wouldve showed the pilot was lined up on the taxiway. Plus, if SFO is like any other major airport, there is another controller next to the controller in charge of the runway who monitors all communications.
We always used to get trained on how to plug the hole, how when all factors line up to create a potential conflict, we use redundancy and training to fix and prevent that situation. And we would take pride in doing that every day. I hope that the controller involved takes this incident very seriously and uses it to make himself a better controller in the future. If not, that would be the most disappointing outcome for me in this incident.
On the pilots end (and I am not a pilot, so I am not an expert), they also have redundancy for the approach they were on, and it appears they did not follow it. Maybe there are people on here that could give a perspective on how a commercial pilot would fly a similar approach in that incident.

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ericblair  Aug 26, 2017 • 3:10:04am

re: #142 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Perfectly illustrates the contrast between conservative and liberal values. Rich was allegedly a scammer and a tax cheat, someone who abused money and property. Arpaio abused people in all kinds of horrible ways. No wonder the cons are horrified by the Rich pardon.

It’s probably worth bookmarking the conservatives currently screeching about Rich. He was convicted of wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and trading with banned countries. Boo, horrible, worst felon ever. When Mueller starts firing for effect, I expect we’re going to see a shitload of these charges coming down on the Trumpies. Hypocrisy doesn’t bother the conservative howler monkeys, but it can shut up their followers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 26, 2017 • 3:21:23am

re: #20 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Various rednecks are proudly posting this on FB but I think the literal sense of the terms might be valid as well.

You also may encounter spelling issue’s…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 26, 2017 • 3:43:03am

re: #125 freetoken

3% nitwits exploiting the hurricane to recruit:

Join Your State Militia/ Local III% Or Oath Keepers, Because Freedom Is Not Free, Do Your Part.

PS: we get to decide who is a patriot, who is a tyrant and who is a traitor…

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Maxwell Not So Smart  Aug 26, 2017 • 3:57:58am

re: #150 Nyet

Reported both. Looked at a bit of the time line from that first person. Brain bleach required. That is one crazy mother fucker. Lets all hope that never reproduces.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 4:24:51am

re: #142 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Perfectly illustrates the contrast between conservative and liberal values. Rich was allegedly a scammer and a tax cheat, someone who abused money and property. Arpaio abused people in all kinds of horrible ways. No wonder the cons are horrified by the Rich pardon.

The Rich pardon also had bipartisan criticism too. Only McCain has criticized this so far from what I’ve seen. Wilson has defended it. Agree with Ski, we can’t forget the Never Trumpers are assholes independently of Trump.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 4:24:53am

re: #157 William Lewis

Take off and landing…

After I got out of the Active Army, I visited a friend living in Tokyo. I got to listen to Challenger blow up on AFN radio one night. Then later I took a two week side trip to Thailand and flew there on Egypt Air. Cheap but no booze, not even for us heathens. The flight back though… A nice new 757 and we’re coming into Narita airport over Tokyo Bay, coming in like a nearly perfect landing except we’re like 5 km short of the runway. The crew noticed before they gave the landing gear a bath and if you knew you could feel the power come back up, the aircraft attitude change as the stopped the decent and staggered the plane to the runway. I was really ready for a beer after that flight!

A beer?

More like a few shots of scotch.

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2017 • 4:50:00am

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

Trump’s already up and roaring on Twitter. He’s wishing Brock Long luck as Harvey slams the Gulf Coast and is still a category 1 storm hours after making landfall.

That’s right - he’s more concerned about how his admin will appear to be doing their jobs than caring about what happens to Texans.

They’re going to see catastrophic flooding because the rains will persist through the entire weekend (and perhaps longer).

There’s a reason that the spaghetti models aren’t in agreement about the storm’s track from here going a few days out. The storm is essentially stalling out over Texas and will stick around; there aren’t steering winds to push it away. Once scenario is that it kicks back out over the Gulf in a couple of days, where it could then make another landfall elsewhere up the coast.

A saving grace is that Harvey intensified so quickly and so close to shore that the truly devastating storm surge didn’t have time to form (you need a fetch to generate the truly dangerous surge).

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:11:43am

Tomorrow is not looking too good for the south Oregon coast. Most of the west coast is heating up over the next few days, including Grants Pass and Medford, OR. Earlier yesterday the low for tonight was forecast as 56 and was later changed to a low of 62, not good. A couple of hours ago it was again revised to a low of 64 for tonight and Saturday’s high was changed from 70 to 81, really not good! Winds are forecast to be from the NE at 6 MPH in the AM (really not good) and later changing to light and variable (a bit better). Current winds here are E @ 1 w/ gusts to 2 (airport reading). Winds in Gold Beach to the north are from the west at 5 MPH. Winds in the valley were initially N/NE up to 18 MPH last night but they tapered off and it’s been calm for the last few hours. Humidity at Cave Junction to the east of us is 71%, recovering from a low of 28% yesterday. Grants Pass and Medford are similar so hopefully that inland indication combined with our own humidity here on the coast means good humidity recovery in the the area of the fire.

The good news is that we’re still at 100% humidity here in town, everything is covered in condensation, the thin marine layer is still in place (and extends out over the ocean for about 60 miles) and the temp is 53, not 64. Although the inland heating worries me, one hope I have is that the cool marine layer over us meets up with warm air inland in the AM and we end up fogged in solid for the day. We were socked in solid fog during the last big inland heat wave earlier this summer, as is typical for our area. If that happens, air movement along the coast is pretty much dead for the day.

Here’s hoping things are as usual for the area! If not, it’s going to be a tense day for everyone.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:14:54am

OT How much is an annual subscription? I know mine is coming up soon and forgot how much it costs.

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William Lewis  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:15:40am

re: #164 Dr Lizardo

A beer?

More like a few shots of scotch.

I killed my (full) duty free liter of Glenlivet the night Challenger blew up, so I stuck to beer just then…

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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:28:08am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:30:12am

re: #167 PhillyPretzel

OT How much is an annual subscription? I know mine is coming up soon and forgot how much it costs.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:31:34am

re: #170 Dr. Matt

Cute. /

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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:34:12am

re: #171 PhillyPretzel

Cute. /

I think it’s $65ish. Give or take. I’m on auto renew so can’t recall exactly.

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:34:38am

Morning!

So it appears there was some DC activity after I logged off late yesterday afternoon.

No more Seb Gorka…another bozo out the door. I note it was done to him after Trump was most likely already in Maryland at Camp David.

Seems like Trump always dumps someone from a bit of distance. Mr. tough guy, eh?

I guess he can only do the “you’re fired” thing on a reality TV show.

And many Americans voted for that guy. The guy that in reality is a chicken shit.

And then he did what everyone thought he would do…pardon Sheriff Joe. Way to show everyone in America you are the law and order President.

More activity of an asshole. Our President is an asshole.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:34:48am

Of course Keith sums it up eloquently and poetically.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:37:34am

re: #174 Dr. Matt

Love that guy.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:38:11am

As bad as things are here, my heart goes out to those in the path of Harvey and who will be dealing with the aftermath in the days ahead. The one advantage we have here with our disaster is that we can try to stop the fire and limit the damage. We might not be able to do it but we sure as hell can try. There’s no stopping a hurricane and flooding, all you can do is either hunker down and hope for the best or get out of the way. Then after the puzzle of life that you have assembled has been scattered in the winds and floods, you get to try and put it all back together again.

While missing pieces.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:39:46am
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meteor  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:43:37am

re: #123 JordanRules

The Voice will still publish online.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:50:13am

Good morning from Corpus Christi! We survived the night relatively intact. Still no power here at the senior living community, but the husband was able to make it to the house and we have power!!! We lost 2 fences but that wasn’t really a surprise. 2 trees down in neighbors’ yards but both missed hitting houses. Roof seems to be intact but the next 48 hours may test that.

Friends who live in Rockport fear their house is gone. The live a block from the school that collapsed so they are bracing for the worst possible news on that front. Bad thing is they evacuated to New Braunfels which is now being lashed by Harvey, so they are stuck there. Maybe that’s better as the news will have time to sink in.

I’m off to deliver cinnamon rolls, fruit and bottled water to our residents, just wanted to check in and give y’all an update.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:54:08am

re: #179 Flying Squirrel Girl

Good morning from Corpus Christi! We survived the night relatively intact. Still no power here at the senior living community, but the husband was able to make it to the house and we have power!!! We lost 2 fences but that wasn’t really a surprise. 2 trees down in neighbors’ yards but both missed hitting houses. Roof seems to be intact but the next 48 hours may test that.

Friends who live in Rockport fear their house is gone. The live a block from the school that collapsed so they are bracing for the worst possible news on that front. Bad thing is they evacuated to New Braunfels which is now being lashed by Harvey, so they are stuck there. Maybe that’s better as the news will have time to sink in.

I’m off to deliver cinnamon rolls, fruit and bottled water to our residents, just wanted to check in and give y’all an update.

Glad you and your fam are okay.

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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:56:51am

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 5:59:28am

re: #177 Dr. Matt

Just caught this:

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:00:24am
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jeffreyw  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:01:12am

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Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:09:38am

re: #181 Nyet

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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:14:28am

re: #181 Nyet

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Who is that?

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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:15:32am

re: #181 Nyet

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:16:40am

re: #186 Dr. Matt

He used to post here and then left. Very very alternative view points.

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:17:17am

re: #184 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Looks like a stare-down. Who is going to win and go for walkies?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:18:52am

Looks like Rockport, TX took a direct hit - pretty serious damage.

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:20:05am

re: #181 Nyet

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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:21:05am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:29:31am

re: #192 Nyet

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:32:09am

re: #192 Nyet

Human rights activist my ass. He was a big-time Holocaust Denier.

en.wikipedia.org

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:35:59am

re: #150 Nyet

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:37:25am

re: #194 Dr Lizardo

Human rights activist my ass. He was a big-time Holocaust Denier.

en.wikipedia.org

LOLOL he was also a promoter of the “Nazi UFO bases in Antarctica” bullshit too; that may well have been strictly entertainment…..as he put it, “”I realized that North Americans were not interested in being educated. They want to be entertained. The book was for fun. With a picture of the Führer on the cover and flying saucers coming out of Antarctica it was a chance to get on radio and TV talk shows.”

Maybe the folks behind Iron Sky must’ve read one of his works on the subject.

en.wikipedia.org

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:39:42am

re: #192 Nyet

Reported those sick freaks as well. I’m in no mood to make peace with goddamn RepubliKKKlans!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:43:29am

On the subject of wackadoodle horseshit, I really want to read this - with all the craziness going on these days, a good laugh is always welcome.

Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. amazon.com

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allegro  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:52:29am

So glad I got my roof done 10 days ago! Great timing, huh? Keeping us all cozy and dry thus far in the 2017 hurricane from hell.

After a couple of days of watching and indecision of whether to stay home or pack up the kids and go to a friend’s home for possibly 5 or more days, I got good trust-worthy info, i.e. not the Weather channel, and decided to stay. (Though Blossom the cockatoo is visiting elsewhere in case conditions required us to move quickly.) We have, of course, had some heavy rains here in SW Houston and a few pretty good wind gusts but nothing dangerous. We actually got a good night’s sleep until my phone weather alert thing went off at 5:45ish warning of possible flash flooding. Yeah, duh.

Now we wait to see what Harvey does next.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2017 • 6:57:00am

Shocked, shocked I say

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:04:33am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:06:19am

re: #200 FormerDirtDart

Shocked, shocked I say

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Crickets from Grover Norquist on this I bet because he doesn’t care about higher taxes hurting the average American.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:07:01am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

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It would make a lot of sense if GRR Martin were scripting the Trump administration.

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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:08:01am
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Belafon  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:10:39am

re: #175 Amory Blaine

Love that guy.

When he first got into politics, too many people had their delicate sensibilities hurt by his style. Their “delicate sensibilities” contributed to how we got here.

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Teukka  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:18:03am
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Mattand  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:25:53am

re: #204 Nyet

mixed feels

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I really dug the pilot. Here’s hoping.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:27:35am

re: #206 Teukka

Must have been earlier, because I just got on.

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:30:00am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:34:30am

re: #167 PhillyPretzel

OT How much is an annual subscription? I know mine is coming up soon and forgot how much it costs.

Its $59.95 — or was the last time I renewed.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:37:56am

re: #210 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Thanks. $60. Good, I will be giving that to Charles soon. I just have to figure out how to use Go Fund Me.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:39:47am

Damn.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:40:48am

re: #209 JordanRules

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They were investigating him in the Bush years. Didn’t know that.

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:43:43am

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Yeah he’s been wasting our money here for decades acting above and challenging the law to continue his reign of terror.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:45:32am

This is gonna be one hell of a mess.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:47:06am

re: #196 Dr Lizardo

LOLOL he was also a promoter of the “Nazi UFO bases in Antarctica” bullshit too; that may well have been strictly entertainment…..as he put it, “”I realized that North Americans were not interested in being educated. They want to be entertained. The book was for fun. With a picture of the Führer on the cover and flying saucers coming out of Antarctica it was a chance to get on radio and TV talk shows.”

Maybe the folks behind Iron Sky must’ve read one of his works on the subject.

en.wikipedia.org

I remember the first time I met a fellow who turned out to be one of my best friends, he was wearing a “Nazi Flying Saucers from the Hollow Earth” T-shirt

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:47:22am

re: #214 JordanRules

Yeah he’s been wasting our money here for decades acting above and challenging the law to continue his reign of terror.

He’s such a scumbag.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:47:33am

re: #215 Dr Lizardo

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This is gonna be one hell of a mess.

Hey, no problem. DT is ON IT …and will be sending helpful tweets during the entire recovery process!

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:57:07am

re: #206 Teukka

Gaurav Kumar @puraanigali
Facebook is down!😨😱
It’s very terrifying! May God give strength to everyone to bear this pain😂😂#facebookdown #facebookisdown
8:37 AM - Aug 26, 2017
28 28 Replies 253 253 Retweets 420 420 likes

It was on Facebook this week that a cousin notified the world that she has been disinherited. I posted a sympathetic comment, hoping all will be well. But a subsequent post of hers made me realize what might have been the cause: her Hillary for Prison 2016 poster. Haven’t seen her in years but am friends with her mother, who, like me, is a staunch Hillary supporter. Hopefully her enmity toward the Democrats doesn’t continue into the future but I am not optimistic.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:57:23am

Good morning. We were hiking yesterday afternoon and at the theater in the evening. Did I miss anything?

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 7:58:37am

re: #220 calochortus

Not much. Except for the mess that Hurricane Harvey leaving behind SSDD.

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:02:10am

re: #220 calochortus

Good morning. We were hiking yesterday afternoon and at the theater in the evening. Did I miss anything?

No more Seb Gorka and Donny Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe. Just another Friday in Trump DC.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:03:48am

re: #221 PhillyPretzel

re: #222 ObserverArt

Yeah, just a typical day in Hell… Ah for the good old days when you could go off for a days at a time and not miss anything.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:10:49am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:12:00am

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

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scottslemmons  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:12:04am

re: #218 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Hey, no problem. DT is ON IT …and will be sending helpful tweets during the entire recovery process!

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Two helpful tweets, followed by tweetstorms about Hillary and Obama.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:12:20am

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

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Greatest negotiator ever, tell the other side the last thing you’ll give up.

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:19:05am

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

FFS they are really tying every corrupt element together right in our faces.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:23:06am

re: #228 JordanRules

FFS they are really tying every corrupt element together right in our faces.

They flaunt it.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:24:04am

Once agin, David Frum gazes into the abyss he helped create.

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:26:43am

GCU is a for-profit Christian university.

Suspended.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:28:47am
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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:29:39am

Why does anyone even meet with Kushner?

Yeah, yeah, I know…the President’s personal adviser and all that bull.

The guy has zero political experience. He doesn’t appear to be all that bright. And, he really has no backing of the American government other than Trump sending him over there. I can’t imagine anyone in Congress likes this. I can’t imagine anyone in the state department with actual experience can like this.

And sure enough the former Presidents have to be horrified after all the work they have done since Jimmy Carter to hold together the Middle East.

And by the way, isn’t Trump the one that touted he is the big negotiator, the big deal maker, the tough one?

I’m thinking Trump is the weakest man ever in the White House. He’s a paper tiger…all mouth and nothing else.

Damn, did America get taken or what?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:31:27am

As if the weather wasn’t crazy enough down in TX:

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:32:10am

re: #232 Ace-o-aces

That is true with regard to McCain and the NYT is also trash in this instance.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:34:14am

Sheriff Joe was just a gangster thug with a badge.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:35:56am

re: #236 Ace-o-aces

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Sheriff Joe was just a gangster thug with a badge.

Grifters gotta grift. Hopefully he’s sued in civil court. Trump can’t help him there.

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:36:11am

re: #232 Ace-o-aces

aceoaces @aceoaces
I think it’s clear that McCain has no more fucks to give.
11:28 AM - Aug 26, 2017

Let us hope.

I can’t stand him any longer, but if he can help hold off the damage Trump is creating and maybe even hasten getting him out of DC, then I’ll give him an attaboy.

But in so many ways he started this bullshit with Little Ms. Palin. It opened the door for the no-nothings that seem to be in so many political positions.

You know, if McCain really has no more fucks to give, he could get up and apologize to this country that he had Palin on his ticket and say it was the worse mistake and why. Maybe he could split the Tea Partiers (Freedom Caucus) from the Republicans forever and drive them into Independence where they can wither away.

That might win me over a bit. Might.

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:36:12am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:36:52am

re: #236 Ace-o-aces

Strange how he earned so much on a civil servant’s salary…

Sheriff Joe was just a gangster thug with a badge.

Fiorello - ‘Little Tin Box’ - original Broadway version

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:36:59am

re: #239 JordanRules

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Yuck.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:38:09am
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:38:10am

re: #236 Ace-o-aces

They says if you was white, should be all right
If you was brown, stick around
But as you’s black, m-mm brother, git back git back git back

Big Bill Broonzy: Black, Brown and White

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:38:44am

re: #212 Dr Lizardo

The second photo is very near my house!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:39:27am

Had to school someone…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:41:55am

re: #244 Flying Squirrel Girl

The second photo is very near my house!

Looks like there’s been quite a bit of damage, some of it catastrophic. Hope things are OK where you are.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:42:43am

re: #231 JordanRules

GCU is a for-profit Christian university.

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Suspended.

Oh when they hire assholes like that they prove that they’re a KKKristian University!

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:44:36am

Quick reminder: Candy bars are mostly sugar. Too much sugar is bad for you. Period. And if you try to say something about “anti-oxidants” I will slap you upside the head with my med school diploma!

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:46:55am

Good thread from the Women’s Equality Day. Check out the whole thing.

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Brian J.  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:47:44am

re: #142 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Perfectly illustrates the contrast between conservative and liberal values. Rich was allegedly a scammer and a tax cheat, someone who abused money and property. Arpaio abused people in all kinds of horrible ways. No wonder the cons are horrified by the Rich pardon.

Arpaio was endorsed by a Presidential candidate last year… but not the one who won.

phoenixnewtimes.com

(I guess we should be thankful for the fact that the de facto endorsement from America’s Most Popular Politician had its usual effect.)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:48:48am
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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:49:49am

re: #248 Ace-o-aces

That’s so weird. I feel like that headline could be tweeted out specifically for Twitler’s benefit. Next they will advise on how all celebs are eating buckets of KFC now and looking great!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:53:51am

re: #252 JordanRules

That’s so weird. I feel like that headline could be tweeted out specifically for Twitler’s benefit. Next they will advise on how all celebs are eating buckets of KFC now and looking great!

Well we all know how much fast food Trump eats and how great he looks.//

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 8:56:04am

re: #250 Brian J.

Wooo! I remember that. SMH

That campaign did so well with minority outreach! No wonder they are trying to take over the party! //

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:02:16am

re: #253 HappyWarrior

Well we all know how much fast food Trump eats and how great he looks.//

A veritable Adonis.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:04:19am

re: #255 Dr Lizardo

A veritable Adonis.

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Just call him Hercules J Von Trump.

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:06:20am

Well damn. Sorry if this was already posted. This thread documents RageFur’s current and probably criminal deplorableness quite well.

He’s all over the damn place.

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jeffreyw  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:07:27am

re: #189 ObserverArt

Looks like a stare-down. Who is going to win and go for walkies?

That is Katie, a rescue that was shuttled from Tulsa to Mrs J’s shelter, we took her in. She has some issues with trust, very shy still after four years with us. Anyway, three or four days after we brought her home she skittered out a door I was holding open to let in a cat. She was loose for several months, never could get close to catch her but she stuck close around. She bedded down at night under a neighbor’s porch and would come down to ours for food. That’s me trying to lure her with treats.

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harlequinade  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:12:48am

re: #204 Nyet

If you like The Tick, it ticks all the right boxes. Arthur could be a bit rounder.
I loved it. Flatmate wasn’t sure and was happy it was short, but I’ve seen him sneaking in a cartoon clip on youtube.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:13:19am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:15:42am

re: #257 JordanRules

Well damn. Sorry if this was already posted. This thread documents RageFur’s current and probably criminal deplorableness quite well.

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He’s all over the damn place.

As I posted above, Chuck C Johnson is just a world class bullshitter.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:17:07am

re: #260 FormerDirtDart

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Touched by the people of Barcelona’s response to this. They’re not giving ISIL what they want.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:21:21am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

Touched by the people of Barcelona’s response to this. They’re not giving ISIL what they want.

Czechs have a tendency to be fairly Islamophobic. One time, I was chatting with some students and pointed out to them that groups like ISIS are, when all is said and done, nothing more than right-wing extremist terrorists when seen in their own cultural context.

They have their own distorted vision of Islam, much as some right-wing extremists in the USA have “Christian Identity”.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:25:42am

re: #263 Dr Lizardo

Czechs have a tendency to be fairly Islamophobic. One time, I was chatting with some students and pointed out to them that groups like ISIS are, when all is said and done, nothing more than right-wing extremist terrorists when seen in their own cultural context.

They have their own distorted vision of Islam, much as some right-wing extremists in the USA have “Christian Identity”.

A great way of putting it.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:36:32am

Whoa. This thread.

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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:49:34am

re: #265 Dr. Matt

I didn’t find any mention of Holocaust denial, but then I didn’t get to the end. Such info should be at the top. Instead, if it is mentioned at all, it is buried somewhere almost no one will read it.

Objectively, this thread is an ad for Chucky and will get him more rw support.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:50:39am

Still can’t believe Trump pardoned that shitbag Arpaio.

Who’s next on the list I wonder?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:51:42am

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

Still can’t believe Trump pardoned that shitbag Arpaio.

Who’s next on the list I wonder?

Answer—Every one of Putin’s Pals will be next. And the RepubliKKKlans won’t utter a peep.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2017 • 9:53:41am

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

Still can’t believe Trump pardoned that shitbag Arpaio.

Who’s next on the list I wonder?

Ask Meuller.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:03:03am

re: #146 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Some of my Cornell classmates did not believe me when I told them there were actual shantytowns in the California desert.
“You mean like cardboard shacks. The Grapes of Wrath?”
“Cardboard shacks, Grapes of Wrath, yes”
“No running water or sewer service?”
“No water or sewer.”
“God help us. How is that possible in this day and age?”
This was 35 years ago. Most of the California colonias are gone but they abound in Texas.

Thanks for making me look. I live in a colonia. Everydamnthing with a name in my county is a colonia. I thought it was just certain neighborhoods. You know, the historic district. Although I should have known. The part of town I live in was not within the original boundaries, so we call it ‘the Prehistoric District’. I roll downhill to work in the Historic District.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:05:44am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:06:51am

re: #271 Ace-o-aces

Jesus Christ what a fuckwit.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:07:50am

re: #271 Ace-o-aces

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Hiding behind a long dead civil rights activist name too.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:09:59am

re: #273 HappyWarrior

Hiding behind a long dead civil rights activist name too.

This ‘Ida B Wells’ joined in Nov. 2016.

I suspect Russian heritage. Of the most recent kind.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:10:46am

re: #274 wrenchwench

This ‘Ida B Wells’ joined in Nov. 2016.

I suspect Russian heritage. Of the most recent kind.

Good catch, I agree.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:11:50am

re: #274 wrenchwench

This ‘Ida B Wells’ joined in Nov. 2016.

I suspect Russian heritage. Of the most recent kind.

Nah, most likely just an asshole.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:12:48am

re: #276 Ace-o-aces

Nah, most likely just an asshole.

Arizona was granted more than its share.

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:13:55am

re: #274 wrenchwench

This ‘Ida B Wells’ joined in Nov. 2016.

I suspect Russian heritage. Of the most recent kind.

Geting hard to trust anything political related on Twitter. Maybe some of the recognized names with some history, but then even they get taken by the bot bs from time to time.

It’s another addition to the digital wild west show.

Pack your tablets and phones in the conestoga, we are heading out. Yee Haw.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:14:02am
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scottslemmons  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:15:02am

Off-topic, but I’ve been enjoying this insane story about an author who tried to cheat her way onto the NYT Bestseller Lists only to get completely owned by YA Twitter. ((Link goes to Entertainment Weekly))

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:15:12am

re: #277 wrenchwench

Arizona was granted more than its share.

Seems to attract some too. Ohio has sent quite a few to the Phoenix area. I know a few.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:18:17am

re: #278 ObserverArt

Geting hard to trust anything political related on Twitter. Maybe some of the recognized names with some history, but then even they get taken by the bot bs from time to time.

It’s another addition to the digital wild west show.

Pack your tablets and phones in the conestoga, we are heading out. Yee Haw.

All the tweeters need vetting. Those vets are gonna be busy.

(There’s a nest in the next doorway where the tweeters are going to be ready to fly maybe next week. They only need the bugs their parents deliver so many times a day.)

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:30:07am
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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:31:11am

re: #23 Kragar

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Though I have to give it to Swift. She took no crap when she testified against the creep who felt her up then sued her.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:31:42am

re: #283 Ace-o-aces

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Terrifying.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:32:44am
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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:35:04am

re: #281 ObserverArt

Seems to attract some too. Ohio has sent quite a few to the Phoenix area. I know a few.

If they have money, it’s Phoenix or Santa Fe. If they have less money, it’s Taos or Tucson. If they have no money, it’s the National Forest or the colonias for them!

I had a couple through here last spring. They live in a recreational vehicle. They used to thumb around and camp, but then a baby surprised them (‘cause she was in her late 40s and he was over 60) so they got a vehicle to travel in. For the baby’s sake.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:36:19am

re: #271 Ace-o-aces

Some people don’t know when to quit:

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sagehen  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:38:57am

re: #280 scottslemmons

Off-topic, but I’ve been enjoying this insane story about an author who tried to cheat her way onto the NYT Bestseller Lists only to get completely owned by YA Twitter. ((Link goes to Entertainment Weekly))

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:39:10am

re: #288 Ace-o-aces

Some people don’t know when to quit:

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WTF.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:39:28am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:40:35am

re: #291 jaunte

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I bet Stone will happily leave Chuck out to dry. He’s just an autistic idiot to them.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:41:51am

re: #291 jaunte

I hope that Thad Cochran gets to roast that asshole!

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:42:20am

re: #291 jaunte

[Hmm. I wonder why that could be..]

It’s looking like ‘three hots and a flop’ sound preferable to home, if he still has one.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:44:19am

“Floor-pooping Holocaust denier defies Senate in bizarre quest for notoriety.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:45:07am

re: #293 Joe Bacon 🌹

I hope that Thad Cochran gets to roast that asshole!

Indeed I don’t like Cochran politically but what that creep did to his wife was fucked up.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:48:39am

Very wishful thinking, but it seems the only way this BS is going to be stopped is if Trump is impeached FIRST. Then he can’t pardon his family/allies involved with Russia.

It’s just not going to happen though.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:49:18am

re: #291 jaunte

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:49:37am

re: #295 jaunte

“Floor-pooping Holocaust denier defies Senate in bizarre quest for notoriety.”

Clip and save! It’s something for his wife’s scrapbook on him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:50:34am

re: #298 Ace-o-aces

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Seriously. Shithead is everywhere.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:51:55am

re: #298 Ace-o-aces

[How the fuck does Chucky always end up involved in shit like this? He’s like the right-wing asshole Forrest Gump!]

‘Desert Grump’ Oh, wait, I think that’s a local columnist.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:52:09am

re: #300 HappyWarrior

Seriously. Shithead is everywhere.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:55:40am

Can’t wait to hear how her children “suffered”.

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Skip Intro  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:56:12am

re: #281 ObserverArt

Seems to attract some too. Ohio has sent quite a few to the Phoenix area. I know a few.

Lots of California cranks moved to Arizona.

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scottslemmons  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:56:58am

re: #297 GlutenFreeJesus

Very wishful thinking, but it seems the only way this BS is going to be stopped is if Trump is impeached FIRST. Then he can’t pardon his family/allies involved with Russia.

It’s just not going to happen though.

Well, the first item on the agenda needs to be making sure Putin gets a heaping spoonful of polonium on his breakfast cereal. The GOP would spin out of control pretty quickly without their mastermind around…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:58:47am

re: #303 Ace-o-aces

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Can’t wait to hear how her children “suffered”.

What a clown.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:59:20am
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:59:30am

re: #306 HappyWarrior

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 26, 2017 • 10:59:45am

re: #303 Ace-o-aces

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Can’t wait to hear how her children “suffered”.

I’m convinced this is yet another Russian bot!

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:00:35am

re: #304 Skip Intro

Lots of California cranks moved to Arizona.

We have a lot of semi-Californians. Here (or AZ) in the winter, CA in the summer.

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Jay C  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:01:08am

re: #303 Ace-o-aces

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Can’t wait to hear how her children “suffered”.

By having to look at Hispanics? And possibly interact with them? Without any clear confirmation of their immigration status??? O The Awfulness!!!

But regardless of whatever horror story “Ida” might post: what is its credibility? I’m guessing it’s “Internet Troll >> Credibility = 0 or less”.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:01:43am

re: #309 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m convinced this is yet another Russian bot!

Nah, a Russian bot would have more followers (mostly other bots, but enough to make them look more influential).

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:02:43am

re: #308 Ace-o-aces

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Jay C  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:04:16am

re: #313 Stanley Sea

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:05:29am

re: #314 Jay C

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Jay C  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:07:12am

re: #315 Stanley Sea

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What “history”??? See #314

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:08:35am

re: #313 Stanley Sea

re: #303 Ace-o-aces

One more idiot trying to conflate post civil war Republicans with present day conservatives. Pretending to the name of a founder of the NAACP no less.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:08:54am

re: #315 Stanley Sea

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:09:12am

re: #316 Jay C

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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:09:36am

re: #302 jaunte

And once again our Charles was ahead of time. I remember some folks whining that CJ is too insignificant and should be ignored.

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Jay C  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:10:24am

Off for the afternoon. bbl

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:11:24am

re: #320 Nyet

And once again our Charles was ahead of time. I remember some folks whining that CJ is too insignificant and should be ignored.

Chucky is just a catspaw, used by more powerful interests to do their bidding. They make him fell important, but the’ll cut him loose the minute he stops being useful.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:12:04am

re: #320 Nyet

And once again our Charles was ahead of time. I remember some folks whining that CJ is too insignificant and should be ignored.

As recently as last month, IIRC,WIHQTD [which is highly questionable these days].

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:13:48am

re: #322 Ace-o-aces

Chucky is just a catspaw, used by more powerful interests to do their bidding. They make him fell important, but the’ll cut him loose the minute he stops being useful.

Do not bring the kittehs into it!

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:13:49am

re: #323 wrenchwench

I like your new acronym; will jot it down and pin the note to my sleeve.

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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:14:54am

Started watching Iron Fist. Nice shoutout to Mark Ryden ;)

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:15:39am

re: #325 jaunte

I like your new acronym; will jot it down and pin the note to my sleeve.

I have something written in ball-point-pen on my left palm as we type!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:16:38am

re: #318 Ace-o-aces

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Not very smart is she.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:22:02am

re: #320 Nyet

And once again our Charles was ahead of time. I remember some folks whining that CJ is too insignificant and should be ignored.

Chuckie involved in the Trump/Russia deal?!

I can’t believe it! Wait, strike that. Of course I can believe that the Russians were looking for a headstrong patsy to do their ground grunt, dirty work.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:22:16am

Perfect for evading water moccasins in Harvey floodwaters AND looking fabulous at the Emoluments hearings!

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:25:31am

re: #330 jaunte

I rather have these. They are good for walking and are fairly comfortable.
llbean.com

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:29:30am
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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:32:42am

re: #331 PhillyPretzel

I rather have these. They are good for walking and are fairly comfortable.
llbean.com

Spikey heels always look like archaic decorations to me, as they were used in the video in the previous post. It amazes me that they are still current fashion. I’m more familiar with the New Balances in your link. (My most recent foot treasures are Adidas.)

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:36:09am

re: #334 freetoken

It reminds me of the Jersey Shore after Sandy.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:38:48am

*Blink*
NASA Just Ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs

NASA just placed a hefty order for 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLRs. The cameras currently cost about $6,500 each, so if NASA paid full retail price for each camera, they just spent at least $344,500 on this purchase.

NASA’s 2017 budget is $19.5 billion, so the agency just dropped about 1/56,604th of that on these cameras.

Nikon says that the D5 cameras will be delivered to the space agency without any special hardware modifications — they’ll be exactly like the camera found in camera stores. NASA previously purchased a batch of unmodified D3S DSLRs from Nikon in 2009.

NASA’s choice of camera “confirm[s] the incredible reliability of Nikon products, as well as their ability to withstand even the harshest of environments,” Nikon writes.

My Nikon buddies are not going to let this Canon guy live this down anytime soon. ;-)

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:43:48am

re: #336 Unshaken Defiance

Long time ago NASA bought a lot of NIkon stuff and lenses. Then they just stuck with it, I suspect for lens compatibility.

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:46:28am

Today is the big fight day.

If you’re going to bet, the problem is making money on a Mayweather victory.

However, the bet for under 4.99 million buys (yes, there is betting on the size of the PPV) is probably a decent one.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:50:41am

re: #338 freetoken

Today is the big fight day.

If you’re going to bet, the problem is making money on a Mayweather victory.

However, the bet for under 4.99 million buys (yes, there is betting on the size of the PPV) is probably a decent one.

Boxing* is primeval, and prime evil. It will go away faster than football because there is less money involved, but not fast enough, because it’s still a lot of money.

*edited, because today’s event may not qualify as ‘boxing’. I don’t know.

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:52:10am

re: #339 wrenchwench

Boxing has been dying for many years. One reason this gimmick fight is so big is because Mayweather is one of the last few mega-stars in the field, and he’s over 40 now.

MMA has pretty much replaced boxing in popularity among the youngsters.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:53:50am

re: #340 freetoken

Boxing has been dying for many years. One reason this gimmick fight is so big is because Mayweather is one of the last few mega-stars in the field, and he’s over 40 now.

MMA has pretty much replaced boxing in popularity among the youngsters.

I edited, but perhaps not for clarity. Hits to the head on purpose are evil.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:55:16am
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jaunte  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:56:34am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 26, 2017 • 11:58:26am

Ugh. Logged on to Facebook just now and already have two “friends” of mine saying that pardoning Shurff Joe was, and I quote, “the right thing to do.” I would like to figure out where my Christian “friends” get their sense of morality, because it certainly isn’t from the Bible. And now I want to go crawl in a hole right now and deny I know any of them. How are things among the lizardfolk on this cool rainy Saturday?

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:04:33pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:07:50pm

Regarding tonight’s bout, I know McGregor is an MMA champ, but IMO, he’s at something of a disadvantage. This is straight-up boxing - he can’t use his MMA skills to their fullest and he’s going up against an undefeated professional boxer, and a damned good one at that.

Who’s screwy idea was this anyway?

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JordanRules  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:09:03pm
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Belafon  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:09:10pm

re: #346 Dr Lizardo

Regarding tonight’s bout, I know McGregor is an MMA champ, but IMO, he’s at something of a disadvantage. This is straight-up boxing - he can’t use his MMA skills to their fullest and he’s going up against an undefeated professional boxer, and a damned good one at that.

Who’s screwy idea was this anyway?

Someone who wants to make lots of money.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:09:56pm

re: #346 Dr Lizardo

Regarding tonight’s bout, I know McGregor is an MMA champ, but IMO, he’s at something of a disadvantage. This is straight-up boxing - he can’t use his MMA skills to their fullest and he’s going up against an undefeated professional boxer, and a damned good one at that.

Who’s screwy idea was this anyway?

I’ll hazard a guess: Somebody who has been hit in the head.

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:09:57pm

re: #346 Dr Lizardo

Who’s screwy idea was this anyway?

McGregor’s.

He likes notoriety. He’s guaranteed $3 million minimum, but that is small compared to Mayweather’s minimum. For McGregor it’s mostly about setting up the fight of the century.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:11:55pm

re: #350 freetoken

McGregor’s.

He likes notoriety. He’s guaranteed $3 million minimum, but that is small compared to Mayweather’s minimum. For McGregor it’s mostly about setting up the fight of the century.

Ah……..publicity.

I’d read elsewhere that Mayweather gets a cool $100 million out of this; if he loses, yeah, he’ll be crying all the way to the bank after stopping off at the Bentley dealership and booking a month-long vacation in the Maldives or something.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:12:17pm
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I cannot.  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:12:39pm

re: #348 Belafon

And whoever had that idea, had a very good idea for making money. If they have more ideas for that, LISTEN TO THEM.

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:13:27pm

re: #351 Dr Lizardo

Mayweather was basically done with his career. He probably agreed to this as his massive payday gives him one last hurrah, though boxing purists will sneer at his victory.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:14:35pm

re: #352 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Proud of you Waffle House!

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:18:15pm

re: #355 Stanley Sea

Home Depot also opens up as soon as it can so people can make repairs to their properties.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:18:42pm

re: #353 I cannot.

And whoever had that idea, had a very good idea for making money. If they have more ideas for that, LISTEN TO THEM.

But DON’T DO IT as a participant in the ring.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:20:19pm
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Nyet  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:21:01pm

re: #347 JordanRules

Next one to be pardoned by Trump.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:21:27pm

re: #358 Dr. Matt

The Devine Ms M does it again. Exactly right Bette.

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I cannot.  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:22:22pm

re: #357 wrenchwench

If they tell me I get a $3 million minimum to get hit…well, I’m a scrawny weak person…I won’t be standing for much of a beating, but $3 million would be like $1 million per hit.

I’m cool with that.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:22:24pm

re: #357 wrenchwench

But DON’T DO IT as a participant in the ring.

LOL years ago, a friend said to me, “Yeah, I’d step in the ring with Mike Tyson for a million bucks” to which I replied, “You’ll be spending that one million on facial reconstruction surgery after Tyson lands his first punch.”

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William Lewis  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:24:18pm

re: #336 Unshaken Defiance

*Blink*
NASA Just Ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs

My Nikon buddies are not going to let this Canon guy live this down anytime soon. ;-)

Backwards compatibility I’d guess or else they’d buy something better like the Hasselblad X1D. Or really any mirrorless, they’re pretty much all superior to DSLRs now.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:25:08pm

Younger days I did a lot of various martial arts. 15 solid years scattered after then. Sparring and fights were a big part of the training, the adrenaline rush and occasional medical breaks from training. I hurt people a couple times and I regret it. Doing all that for spectacle and fame and of course the MONEY, most of which goes places other then the fighters… Is not for me. Against the rules they taught us. I won’t pay or try to see it through.
I do have a guilty technical interest. Tough for a mixed style guy to prevail against a champion specialist. Two styles really own the “hands” aspect of a fight imho. Boxing and Wing Chun. Boxing gloves take away some of the tools in martial styles.

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William Lewis  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:29:09pm

re: #344 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Ugh. Logged on to Facebook just now and already have two “friends” of mine saying that pardoning Shurff Joe was, and I quote, “the right thing to do.” I would like to figure out where my Christian “friends” get their sense of morality, because it certainly isn’t from the Bible. And now I want to go crawl in a hole right now and deny I know any of them. How are things among the lizardfolk on this cool rainy Saturday?

Just ask your friends how Joe’s Concentration Camp (his description - phoenixnewtimes.com) can be squared with Matthew 25:31-46.

Or ask if you can tell them about the good news since it’s obvious they’ve never heard of Jesus… < whistles innocently >

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:30:00pm
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bratwurst  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:30:31pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:30:57pm
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:32:55pm

re: #355 Stanley Sea

Proud of you Waffle House!

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It’s cool how WH stays open (and It’s good to know I can still get my hashbrowns scatters, peppered and capped after a major storm), but they whole reason they can is that any given WH restaurant is a relatively simple operation. You only need about 5 people to operate and the food is simple to prepare. Most retail stores are more complicated.

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William Lewis  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:33:26pm

re: #364 Unshaken Defiance

Younger days I did a lot of various martial arts. 15 solid years scattered after then. Sparring and fights were a big part of the training, the adrenaline rush and occasional medical breaks from training. I hurt people a couple times and I regret it. Doing all that for spectacle and fame and of course the MONEY, most of which goes places other then the fighters… Is not for me. Against the rules they taught us. I won’t pay or try to see it through.
I do have a guilty technical interest. Tough for a mixed style guy to prevail against a champion specialist. Two styles really own the “hands” aspect of a fight imho. Boxing and Wing Chun. Boxing gloves take away some of the tools in martial styles.

I’ll stick to HEMA (historical european martial arts) for my martial arts exercise these days. A waster & a buckler are easier on my fat old body ;) while getting me moving and exercising.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:33:44pm

re: #368 gocart mozart

Some people would look at that photo and see a “constitutional adviser to the President”; I, on the other hand, see a man who’s almost certainly going to have a myocardial infarction in a few years time.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:34:28pm

re: #368 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:34:50pm
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:36:26pm

re: #366 Stanley Sea

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gocart mozart  Aug 26, 2017 • 12:37:29pm
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wheat-dogg  Aug 26, 2017 • 1:24:14pm

re: #337 freetoken

Long time ago NASA bought a lot of NIkon stuff and lenses. Then they just stuck with it, I suspect for lens compatibility.

Same reason I got a D3300 to replace my old D60, but on a larger scale.


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