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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:02:44pm

I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
- JFK - Remarks at a Dinner Honoring Nobel Prize Winners of the Western Hemisphere. April 29, 1962

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:04:16pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

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Have to upding again :). Later guys.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:05:47pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:08:15pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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What ever happened to that Chuck C Lawsuit Countdown Clock?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:08:18pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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But he’s not antisemitic. Riiight.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:10:02pm

So Floorpooper says he’s going to sue a whole bunch of us Jews?

Another genius move from Fearless Fosdork

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wheat-dogg  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:11:01pm

re: #5 Joe Bacon 🌹

What ever happened to that Chuck C Lawsuit Countdown Clock?

chuckcjohnson.info

It needs to be updated.

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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:14:57pm

“The 9 trillion gallons of water dispensed so far is enough to fill the entire Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake City — twice! It would take nine days straight for the Mississippi River to drain into Houston and equal the amount of water already there.”

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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:15:34pm
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wheat-dogg  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:15:42pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon 🌹

So Floorpooper says he’s going to sue a whole bunch of us Jews?

Another genius move from Fearless Fosdork

He’s been keeping a list, I’m sure.

Rothschild is probably on it. They’re always blamed for shit.

I forget, is Soros Jewish? He’d been on it, too.

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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:16:25pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon 🌹

So Floorpooper says he’s going to sue a whole bunch of us Jews?

Another genius move from Fearless Fosdork

Whose money is he promising to waste?

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wheat-dogg  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:17:23pm

re: #12 jaunte

Whose money is he promising to waste?

Whoever donates to the forthcoming Wesearchr bounty program.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:18:40pm

re: #12 jaunte

Whose money is he promising to waste?

“Alex, I’ll take How Peter Thiel Flushes His Money Down The John for $2,000!”

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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:18:42pm
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JordanRules  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:33:11pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:33:38pm

re: #15 jaunte

Thanks! I needed that.

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Belafon  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:34:06pm

re: #16 JordanRules

Make sure you order Starbucks in his name.

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:40:11pm

I miss those halcyon times when we would just bitch about the MTV VMAs. Those were the days.

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:44:46pm
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Belafon  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:47:44pm

re: #16 JordanRules

There are lots of people fighting. It’s incumbent on the rest of us not to give up.

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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:51:23pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:52:28pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:52:50pm

re: #4 gocart mozart

Hey, don’t be dissing GInger Joe.
He’s a freakin’ America Hero

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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:53:56pm
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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:54:23pm

re: #25 FormerDirtDart

And then there’s this guy.

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retired cynic  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:54:26pm

re: #23 gocart mozart

That’s not fair to the Queen!

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gocart mozart  Aug 27, 2017 • 8:56:56pm
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whitebeach  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:01:10pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

It’s disgusting how long ago 1989 is. Not to mention 1969.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:05:24pm
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retired cynic  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:06:42pm

re: #31 GlutenFreeJesus

O. M. G.

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OMFG

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:08:02pm

re: #31 GlutenFreeJesus

Didn’t UpChuck just have a baby with his H.A.W.?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:08:09pm

re: #32 retired cynic

OMFG

So, speculation that Hot Asian Wife ditched him appears to have been correct?

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JordanRules  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:08:13pm

Wow. Hadn’t thought about it this way.

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JordanRules  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:08:56pm

re: #34 Blind Frog Belly White

He could just be a cheating POS.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:11:08pm

re: #31 GlutenFreeJesus

O. M. G.

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Q) Is that Real or a Photoshop?

A) Who cares? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

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JordanRules  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:11:55pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:12:20pm

re: #31 GlutenFreeJesus

O. M. G.

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Hey damnit…
Where was the NSFW warning?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:13:02pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

Didn’t UpChuck just have a baby with his H.A.W.?

I got a feeling this guy can give us the definitive answer…

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Kragar  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:13:20pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:13:55pm

re: #36 JordanRules

He could just be a cheating POS.

But too stupid to use an alias, like, say “Carlos Danger”?

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Dave In Austin  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:14:11pm

re: #31 GlutenFreeJesus

O. M. G.

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Comments everyone… Comments!

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JordanRules  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:14:23pm

re: #42 Blind Frog Belly White

Ha!! Or Barron.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:18:16pm

re: #31 GlutenFreeJesus

O. M. G.

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I’m reading the comments to that tweet and ROTFLMAO!

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Dave In Austin  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:23:31pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:26:06pm
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petesh  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:34:35pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

Magnificent! Who was playing behind Neil?

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:38:22pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:41:09pm

re: #45 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m reading the comments to that tweet and ROTFLMAO!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:41:17pm

CCJ is one ugly motherfucker…in more ways than one.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:45:54pm
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majii  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:47:04pm

re: #31 GlutenFreeJesus

“O. M. G.”

Every time I see Chucky, I ‘m reminded of what my mom would have said about him: “A hot bath and a good bowl of hot soup would do him a whole lot of good.”

He always appears scruffy to me and in need of a good haircut, trim, and a shave. When I look at him, I don’t think, “That’s a smart, awesome guy!” I think, “He sure is a pitiful looking creature.” He wants to be more than he actually is, and he wants to be rich without having to work too hard. In my mind, these things make him a sorry behind, immoral deadbeat.

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whitebeach  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:51:26pm

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

CCJ is one ugly motherfucker…in more ways than one.

I was only in the womb when Hitler killed himself, and too young to understand much when Stalin went down, so I’ve never really celebrated the death of any human being, and if somehow I outlast CCJ I won’t celebrate his. I’ll merely have a quiet drink and contemplate the fact that the world is slightly less vile than it was before.

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:53:12pm

Another feeder band making its way into Houston. Hunker down!

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JordanRules  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:54:08pm

Yes to all this!

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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:55:16pm

re: #55 teleskiguy

Tonight they try to keep the dams from breaking…

“…Upstream and west of Houston, two giant reservoirs, built in the 1940s to protect the city from flooding, are already nearing capacity. The Addicks and Barker dams, which hold back the reservoirs’ collective 410,000 acre-feet of water, were deemed by the Army Corps of Engineers to be at “extremely high risk of catastrophic failure” in 2009 and named two of the country’s six most dangerous dams in 2012. (One acre-foot of water is enough to cover a football field with a foot of water.) If the dams fail, the Houston Chronicle reported last year, half the city could be underwater.

The Army Corps of Engineers, which runs the dams, plans to release water from them around 2 a.m. local time Monday morning to prevent them from failing ― an unprecedented move. Water will rise about 4 to 6 inches per hour in Buffalo Bayou, which cuts through downtown Houston, after the release. Much of the area is already flooded from the heavy rain. All roads near the dams will be flooded “for an extended period of time,” and homes upstream of the reservoirs could be flooded for months, Col. Lars Zetterstrom, the Corps’ district commander, said Sunday.”
huffingtonpost.com

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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:58:09pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 9:59:45pm

re: #57 jaunte

“…flooded for months…”

So goddamned heartbreaking.

☹️

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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 10:06:15pm

Dogs at work

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whitebeach  Aug 27, 2017 • 10:10:51pm

re: #57 jaunte

Col. Lars Zetterstrom

Ged outta heah widdat.

Seriously, though, this news about the dams is verging on “destroy the village in order to save it” territory.

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 10:34:44pm
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JordanRules  Aug 27, 2017 • 10:42:48pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 27, 2017 • 10:46:36pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

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He’s added a new verse. Last year.

“Got a water cannon for the standing man
Got misinformation from the corporation
In the endless search for a drop of oil
People’s lives get shattered while we suck it from the soil
Gotta show the children
We just don’t care
So we keep on burnin’ it
And put it in the air”

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JordanRules  Aug 27, 2017 • 10:47:09pm
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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 10:51:03pm
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jaunte  Aug 27, 2017 • 11:00:05pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 11:04:17pm

re: #67 jaunte

I’ve been reading up (must read, people) about Houston and floods. So nuts that most of the time those two reservoirs are open space and woodlands. What happens to all those trees after a flood event, do they just fall over in the saturated soil?

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allegro  Aug 27, 2017 • 11:09:06pm

re: #67 jaunte

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Wow, an hour earlier than they said they would. They have handled this so badly. I was watching the news when the flood control guy was interviewed and he mentioned this almost in passing. The news anchors had to pull the info out of him and they were shocked at the speed. This was like 7pm. Torrential rain is falling on that area and it’s almost dark and they find out NOW that they have only a few hours to get out of their homes that will be flooded before morning?

Can’t tell me they didn’t know this was a strong likelihood earlier to give those people more warning and time.

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allegro  Aug 27, 2017 • 11:11:09pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

I’ve been reading up (must read, people) about Houston and floods. So nuts that most of the time those two reservoirs are open space and woodlands. What happens to all those trees after a flood event, do they just fall over in the saturated soil?

They seem to thrive. It is a very lush area and quite beautiful.

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teleskiguy  Aug 27, 2017 • 11:11:46pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 27, 2017 • 11:51:20pm

re: #69 allegro

Wow, an hour earlier than they said they would. They have handled this so badly. I was watching the news when the flood control guy was interviewed and he mentioned this almost in passing. The news anchors had to pull the info out of him and they were shocked at the speed. This was like 7pm. Torrential rain is falling on that area and it’s almost dark and they find out NOW that they have only a few hours to get out of their homes that will be flooded before morning?

Can’t tell me they didn’t know this was a strong likelihood earlier to give those people more warning and time.

Tuesday Trump will tell us everything is going bigly well. Amazing.

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freetoken  Aug 27, 2017 • 11:59:18pm

The KHOU Facebook live feed on their Facebook page can be found here:
facebook.com

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teleskiguy  Aug 28, 2017 • 12:25:14am

The surface of Lake Conroe is normally at 201 ft. above sea level. Tonight the water level is at 210 ft. above sea level.

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teleskiguy  Aug 28, 2017 • 12:31:58am
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teleskiguy  Aug 28, 2017 • 12:35:53am

Some are speculating that Harvey will easily surpass Katrina in property damage. Katrina caused $109 billion in damage.

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VegasGolfer  Aug 28, 2017 • 12:46:43am

re: #76 teleskiguy

That would be about 136B in todays dollars.

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freetoken  Aug 28, 2017 • 1:27:37am

There is quite a bit of the damage from this storm which has yet to really get noticed. The rain continues, even if only light in Houston proper. Southwest Louisiana is also getting a lot of rain, but outside of Lake Charles it is pretty rural, as is the area between Beaumont and Houston. The counties north and west of Houston are also hard hit.

It will take many days to assess the total impact.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 28, 2017 • 1:32:00am

re: #16 JordanRules

Absolutely beautiful!! Tears.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2017 • 1:41:35am

re: #29 gocart mozart

I’d forgotten how Neil Young basically torched the stage at SNL with this in 1989

I read that he had a trainer come backstage and put him through a full workout so he would be in the same state as if he had just played an entire concert and was coming out to give an encore…

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Scout  Aug 28, 2017 • 2:24:42am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 28, 2017 • 2:40:00am

Right wingers need to ask themselves why the evil, utterly ruthless lefties and liberals have not assassinated hundreds of prominent right wingers, by carload lots in fact.
For the cost of 10,000 paid protesters you could surely hire a sizable force of competent hitmen, though I admit I have not studied that market in any depth.
The RWNJ leaders should be in mortal fear of their lives, yet they strut around in public like no such threat existed. Oh sure, Roger Stone claims “they” tried to assassinate him with polonium, but he shows no fear of the hordes of leftist gunmen who would surely be tracking his every move if Soros and other Jews Marxist billionaires were really putting billions into nefarious, and perfectly concealed, plans to destroy civilization for their own gain.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 28, 2017 • 2:58:14am

Prophetic?

Before the Flood

Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 28, 2017 • 4:23:43am

Trump is going to San Antonio tomorrow. Why?

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freetoken  Aug 28, 2017 • 4:30:39am

re: #84 Barefoot Grin

Trump is going to San Antonio tomorrow. Why?

His ego is bruised by a guy named Harvey?

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 28, 2017 • 4:36:49am

re: #85 freetoken

His ego is bruised by a guy named Harvey?

Yep. I’m sure we’ll hear plenty about how this is the fastest presidential response in history (a lot of people didn’t know that!).

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 28, 2017 • 4:36:57am

re: #38 JordanRules

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Why do stories about people reuniting with their pets always make me cry? Even more than people reuniting with their human loved ones?

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 28, 2017 • 4:44:15am

Pete Sessions now on CNN saying that Congress has to begin quickly confirming every Trump nominee who might remotely have something to do with Texas disaster.

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I cannot.  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:02:47am

re: #88 Barefoot Grin

NOW they start worrying about getting people into their posts?

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:09:08am

re: #89 I cannot.

NOW they start worrying about getting people into their posts?

To be fair, he also talked about getting info about tetanus shots etc., and getting the word out to Louisiana about what is on the way toward them. But he seems to be suggesting using the disaster to get Trump choices in place.

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I cannot.  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:12:47am

re: #90 Barefoot Grin

“Wait, what does the ambassador to Malawi have to do with disaster relief in Texas?”

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:25:19am

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

Why do stories about people reuniting with their pets always make me cry? Even more than people reuniting with their human loved ones?

You’ve spent more time getting to know humans.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:25:51am

re: #84 Barefoot Grin

Trump is going to San Antonio tomorrow. Why?

Because it rained there. And according to Gov. Abbott, “it’s safe and healing is taking place….”.

SA might have gotten 4”.

Press Conference on the River Walk while Hispanic labor “heals” the landscape nearby.

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dangerman  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:26:11am

re: #42 Blind Frog Belly White

But too stupid to use an alias, like, say “Carlos Danger”?

someone looking for me?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:29:23am

re: #84 Barefoot Grin

Trump is going to San Antonio tomorrow. Why?

Americans hunkered behind a wall there to keep Mexicans out.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:36:50am

Was Twitter down this morning? I got on and then couldn’t get it to refresh or reload or whatever.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:37:43am

re: #95 Decatur Deb

Americans hunkered behind a wall there to keep Mexicans out.

Brings up an interesting issue for Trump: can he still threaten to shut down the gov’t over wall funding now that we will essentially have to rebuild large parts of coastal Texas?

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William Lewis  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:39:01am

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

Why do stories about people reuniting with their pets always make me cry? Even more than people reuniting with their human loved ones?

They’re more helpless than humans and hence can’t do it themselves?

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dangerman  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:39:31am

re: #56 JordanRules

Yes to all this!

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traffic jams
enough gas stations along the way *with gas*
food
rest facilities
breakdowns, accidents, out of gas
where are they all going - how far away and what happens when the all get there - again food, shelter, services…

you’re moving the people of *a city* that consumes x resources per day

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William Lewis  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:40:25am

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

Brings up an interesting issue for Trump: can he still threaten to shut down the gov’t over wall funding now that we will essentially have to rebuild large parts of coastal Texas?

Of course he will. He doesn’t care about Texas any more than cares about anything else without his name on it. Texas is only useful if they shut up and build his wall.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:40:38am

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

Brings up an interesting issue for Trump: can he still threaten to shut down the gov’t over wall funding now that we will essentially have to rebuild large parts of coastal Texas?

Trump: Hold my beer…

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:42:42am
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Timothy Watson  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:45:27am

re: #88 Barefoot Grin

Pete Sessions now on CNN saying that Congress has to begin quickly confirming every Trump nominee who might remotely have something to do with Texas disaster.

Maybe he shouldn’t have waited until April to nominate the head of the agency (who was confirmed in June) and waited until the end of July to nominate two Deputy Administrators. Both of those Deputy Administrators cover preparedness and response units.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:53:08am

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

Brings up an interesting issue for Trump: can he still threaten to shut down the gov’t over wall funding now that we will essentially have to rebuild large parts of coastal Texas?

Ask me a question about a normal person.

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jeffreyw  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:53:13am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Timothy Watson  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:53:35am

Another day of The Washington Post talking about how bad those poor white people on disability have it:
washingtonpost.com

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Timothy Watson  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:58:19am

re: #103 Timothy Watson

Maybe he shouldn’t have waited until April to nominate the head of the agency (who was confirmed in June) and waited until the end of July to nominate two Deputy Administrators. Both of those Deputy Administrators cover preparedness and response units.

Oh, goodie, one of the people who Trump nominated to be Deputy Administrator, Daniel Craig, worked at FEMA from Sept 2001 to Oct 2005. Makes you wonder if the was forced out after/during the disastrous Katrina response.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 28, 2017 • 5:59:04am

re: #106 Timothy Watson

Another of The Washington Post talking about how bad those poor white people on disability have it:
washingtonpost.com

And yet every day we get calls from people on Disabiity screaming about all them “colored folks and queers” getting government checks…

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Dr. Matt  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:02:56am
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makeitstop  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:11:31am

re: #48 petesh

Magnificent! Who was playing behind Neil?

That’s Steve Jordan on drums (he was Letterman’s original drummer before being replaced by Anton Fig).

Not sure who the other two are.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:14:42am

re: #106 Timothy Watson

Another of The Washington Post talking about how bad those poor white people on disability have it:
washingtonpost.com

I’m missing the “White” part, except that the subject of the story is white. Roanoke is 40% AA. For a lot of reasons, minorities are over-represented on disability rolls.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:14:42am

re: #56 JordanRules

Yes to all this!

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Timothy Watson  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:16:19am

re: #111 Decatur Deb

I’m missing the “White” part, except that the subject of the story is white. Roanoke is 40% AA. For a lot of reasons, minorities are over-represented on disability rolls.

Actually, several of the Post’s stories have noted that rural whites have much higher rates of disability than African-Americans, particularly urban African-Americans.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:22:26am

re: #113 Timothy Watson

Actually, several of the Post’s stories have noted that rural whites have much higher rates of disability than African-Americans, particularly urban African-Americans.

Most Americans aren’t rural. We don’t need another wedge issue.

ssa.gov

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:26:49am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC Metro area. Things here are fine; the weather is delightful and everything is subdued thanks to the pre-Labor Day vacations for many here.

The same can’t be said for the situation in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. Things are dire there. That’s no exaggeration. It’s as bad or worse than Katrina or Sandy.

So what’s Trump doing this morning? Retweeting convicted felon Dinesh Fucking D’Souza and bullshit tweets from people who don’t know the difference between a pardon and commutation.

Not a damned thing about what the military is doing to ramp up rescue/relief/aid missions to Texas. Not a damned thing about how he’s coordinating resources to help Texas.

It’s all bullshit all the time from Trump.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:27:56am

re: #114 Decatur Deb

Most Americans aren’t rural. We don’t need another wedge issue.

ssa.gov

They’re not, but rural Americans are disproportionately using disability.

Q: Are disability beneficiaries spread evenly nationwide?

A: The majority of disability recipients live in densely populated urban and suburban areas, but they are disproportionately prevalent in rural America — where, on average, 9.1 percent of the working-age population receives disability, compared to the national average of 6.5 percent and an urban rate of 4.9 percent. Beneficiaries are even more overrepresented in the Southeast and central Appalachia. These are places economists have called “disability belts.”

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:33:14am

re: #116 Timothy Watson

They’re not, but rural Americans are disproportionately using disability.

Look at the story. The woman moved to a town of 7000 because she was disabled and she had family support there. If you can’t hold a Walmart job, and she genuinely can’t, you don’t stay in Atlanta. The Alabama countryside is full of towns populated by the left-behinds and the crawl-backs.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:33:33am
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Jay C  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:35:41am

re: #109 Dr. Matt

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It isn’t new or special to Trump: “militarizing” law-enforcement agencies around the country (even if only by backing financing for getting new/used military equipment to boost MIC bottom-lines) has been a standard government thing for quite a while. ISTR it took off after 9/11 - but I doubt whether that’s when it started.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:36:26am

re: #117 Decatur Deb

Look at the story. The woman moved to a town of 7000 because she was disabled and she had family support there. If you can’t hold a Walmart job, and she genuinely can’t, you don’t stay in Atlanta. The Alabama countryside is full of towns populated by the left-behinds and the crawl-backs.

Her disability was mental illness. It is very difficult for a person with that level of mental illness to be able to hold down a job. Corporations don’t give a shit about your depression or your bipolar disorder unless it can be controlled by medications.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:39:31am

Mah first twitter poll. Easy one to start. ;-)

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Belafon  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:40:06am

re: #112 Ace Rothstein

She’s got a great singing voice. I listened to her for about an hour last night after finding out she’s the lead singer of a band, the Suffers.

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Belafon  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:40:49am

re: #120 The Vicious Babushka

Her disability was mental illness. It is very difficult for a person with that level of mental illness to be able to hold down a job. Corporations don’t give a shit about your depression or your bipolar disorder unless it can be controlled by medications.

It’s entirely up to you to get it under control.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:41:27am

re: #120 The Vicious Babushka

Her disability was mental illness. It is very difficult for a person with that level of mental illness to be able to hold down a job. Corporations don’t give a shit about your depression or your bipolar disorder unless it can be controlled by medications.

And when the labor market gives them the strong advantage, employers will ditch you even if it can be controlled.

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lawhawk  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:42:09am
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:43:26am

re: #119 Jay C

It isn’t new or special to Trump: “militarizing” law-enforcement agencies around the country (even if only by backing financing for getting new/used military equipment to boost MIC bottom-lines) has been a standard government thing for quite a while. ISTR it took off after 9/11 - but I doubt whether that’s where it started.

I disagree in a way. What was a bad idea under Clinton or Bush is one screaming panic of a horrible idea the way Trump does things. Phrases you won’t see elsewhere but still- Posse Comitatus matters. Police must have a gentler presence and tactics than military gear helps with. Sure a fast special terror team/SWAT is necessary these days. But we must draw some sharp lines.

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BlueGrl21  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:45:23am

We are 6 miles from a mandatory evacuation zone. Husband and I debated it and we figured the best thing we can do for our community is stay off the roads and give our neighbors space to evacuate.

It’s the Brazos River. It’s expected to go over its banks.

If they extend the zone we have family to stay with. Keeping a very close eye on it. The rain is supposed to hold off and give people a chance to get out.

We really debated this, but we are not going to add to the traffic if we are not under any kind of evacuation order. Our loved ones need space to go.

We’ve checked in on all of my husband’s players and their families. Many are leaving but all have somewhere to go.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:46:39am

re: #127 BlueGrl21

We are 6 miles from a mandatory evacuation zone. Husband and I debated it and we figured the best thing we can do for our community is stay off the roads and give our neighbors space to evacuate.

It’s the Brazos River. It’s expected to go over its banks.

If they extend the zone we have family to stay with. Keeping a very close eye on it. The rain is supposed to hold off and give people a chance to get out.

We really debated this, but we are not going to add to the traffic if we are not under any kind of evacuation order. Our loved ones need space to go.

We’ve checked in on all of my husband’s players and their families. Many are leaving but all have somewhere to go.

Guessing you also have Plans B and C, like vertical evacuation?

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:50:02am

re: #108 Joe Bacon 🌹

And yet every day we get calls from people on Disabiity screaming about all them “colored folks and queers” getting government checks…

I don’t even fucking want to hear most of their whining. I know people on disability that are on it because ‘their backs hurt’, yet I see them washing their cars, cutting their lawns and other physical activity like nothing is wrong. My wife is 55, has had part of her colon removed because of cancer (along with all the chemo treatments that go with it), has had diabetes since she was 3 years old, has lost her right foot because of it and the chemo combination, has had a heart attack and double bypass surgery, all in a 2.5 year span yet can’t get disability. Fuck many of those whining fucks (there are those that deserve it so not all).

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JordanRules  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:52:53am

re: #125 lawhawk

Thank you! I thought that it had been confirmed that he’s a fake doc, but all weekend I kept seeing folks still call this traitor Dr.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:56:08am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:56:52am

re: #129 Eventual Carrion

I don’t even fucking want to hear most of their whining. I know people on disability that are on it because ‘their backs hurt’, yet I see them washing their cars, cutting their lawns and other physical activity like nothing is wrong. My wife is 55, has had part of her colon removed because of cancer (along with all the chemo treatments that go with it), has had diabetes since she was 3 years old, has lost her right foot because of it and the chemo combination, has had a heart attack and double bypass surgery, all in a 2.5 year span yet can’t get disability. Fuck many of those whining fucks (there are those that deserve it so not all).

For a couple years I was seconded to an Army team charged with reducing its Federal Employees’ Compensation Act rates. We looked very hard at fraud, and came up with about 3%, mostly injured workers who over-rode it. It was always the first excuse installation commanders fell back on if their safety, health, and personnel programs sucked. The academic in the story was right though—if you don’t get people back to work in 6 mos, they often redefine themselves as unemployable.

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JordanRules  Aug 28, 2017 • 6:58:45am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:01:08am

re: #130 JordanRules

Thank you! I thought that it had been confirmed that he’s a fake doc, but all weekend I kept seeing folks still call this traitor Dr.

The Federalist RW rag was insisting on it in an article still online yesterday.

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BlueGrl21  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:04:03am

re: #128 Decatur Deb

Guessing you also have Plans B and C, like vertical evacuation?

We are in a 2 story house so if necessary we have the second floor, plus a window that goes directly to the roof. The boys are worried about the two cats but those two will follow us anywhere. As will the Labrador who hates water.

We’re genuinely better off sheltering in place. But we are being very vigilant and keeping local news on. Many, many, many friends and neighbors evacuating. Our best friends are headed to stay with family in Midland. They figure the desert is safe.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:04:46am

re: #134 Decatur Deb

The Federalist RW rag was insisting on it in an article still online yesterday.

Has the Federalist always been this bad? They seem to be a non-stop Trump defense racket.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:06:24am

re: #136 Sir John Barron

Has the Federalist always been this bad? They seem to be a non-stop Trump defense racket.

They’ve pretended to the National Review level of respectability, so yeah—they’ve always been that bad.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:08:09am

re: #135 BlueGrl21

We are in a 2 story house so if necessary we have the second floor, plus a window that goes directly to the roof. The boys are worried about the two cats but those two will follow us anywhere. As will the Labrador who hates water.

We’re genuinely better off sheltering in place. But we are being very vigilant and keeping local news on. Many, many, many friends and neighbors evacuating. Our best friends are headed to stay with family in Midland. They figure the desert is safe.

Sounds workable, but don’t wait too long to switch to the “waiting for the Coast Guard” mode.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:09:21am

re: #136 Sir John Barron

Has the Federalist always been this bad? They seem to be a non-stop Trump defense racket.

Yes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:23:52am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:25:18am

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

Going to Missouri, a state I won Bigly, as soon as the stupid hurricane thing is done. Thanks!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:26:59am

I’ve been listening to a lot of Lucinda Williams the past couple of days. Her songs are filled with the geography of east Texas through Mississippi.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:27:48am

re: #142 Barefoot Grin

I’ve been listening to a lot of Lucinda Williams the past couple of days. Her songs are filled with the geography of east Texas through Mississippi.

She’s great.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:31:33am

re: #143 HappyWarrior

re: #142 Barefoot Grin

Can’t Let Go

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:32:52am

re: #144 Sir John Barron

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I heard a lot of that album in the 90’s because my Dad is a big fan of hers. I wasn’t a big Americana fan then but I am now.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:35:07am

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

Who am I? Why am I here? Thanks!

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:35:20am

Update on ‘Harvey’, the taxi Hawk

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nines09  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:38:01am

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:38:27am

re: #147 FormerDirtDart

Update on ‘Harvey’, the taxi Hawk

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“Harsh, man. I just tried to stiff a cabbie and wound up in slam.”

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:41:30am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:44:12am
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alloutofcrazyhere  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:44:59am

re: #123 Belafon

It’s entirely up to you to get it under control.

Good luck with that. Bipolar can be one of the most frustrating and impossible things for a person to get under control. There are a lot of success stories, but if you have bad depression and a few other specific symptoms that I won’t bore you with, you’re looking at the possibility of never being employed again, no matter how much you want to be.

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Jay C  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:45:11am

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I read on link at dKos that those “USA” hats the Asshole-in-Chief has been wearing at Camp David are “Trump 2020” campaign items, buyable on-line (supposedly $40 each, in red and white).
Typical for this fool: about a quarter of the State of Texas is drowning, and somebody thinks “product placement” is a priority……

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:45:46am
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:46:51am

re: #144 Sir John Barron

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This one, too:

Lucinda Williams - “The Night’s Too Long”

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stpaulbear  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:46:52am

re: #123 Belafon

It’s entirely up to you to get it under control.

Umm, that statement makes you sound like you don’t know much about mental illness. Are you saying that there shouldn’t be accommodations for people with mental illness, that it’s 100% their own burden to fit in?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:47:18am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:48:51am

re: #153 Jay C

buyable on-line (supposedly $40 each, in red and white).

LOL

“Hey, boss, nobody’s buying these things. Maybe they’re too expensive?”

Call Bannon, tell ‘em that Breitbart needs to cough up some dough, bigly, to boost sales. Also, get a hold of that Newsmax guy. He’s always buying these crappy books in bulk. Other/

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:49:43am

re: #154 FormerDirtDart

Really? What’s the catch?

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Timothy Watson  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:50:05am

re: #153 Jay C

I read on link at dKos that those “USA” hats the Asshole-in-Chief has been wearing at Camp David are “Trump 2020” campaign items, buyable on-line (supposedly $40 each, in red and white).
Typical for this fool: about a quarter of the State of Texas is drowning, and somebody thinks “product placement” is a priority……

I wonder how many times he wears hats for a ‘worse than usual hairday’.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:52:17am

re: #154 FormerDirtDart

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He didn’t do it out of the goodness of his heart. The pressure on him to sign this was YUGE.

He vetoed it last year.

chicagotribune.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:52:58am

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2017 • 7:56:03am
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Belafon  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:00:17am

re: #156 stpaulbear

Umm, that statement makes you sound like you don’t know much about mental illness. Are you saying that there shouldn’t be accommodations for people with mental illness, that it’s 100% their own burden to fit in?

Look at the part I marked out. I was making the point that, as far as most companies are concerned, it’s not their problem if you have mental issues. Get it under control or they’ll find someone else.

Sorry if I didn’t fit it in properly.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:00:37am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:01:47am

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

This one, too:

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I like this one.

Lucinda Williams - Are You Alright? ( True Detective Soundtrack / OST / Music) + LYRICS

I’m listening to Jason Isbell’s new album as I type this too. He’s good as well.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:03:40am

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nah……it should read “Free beer - ask inside”.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:03:46am

re: #166 HappyWarrior

I like this one.

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I’m listening to Jason Isbell’s new album as I type this too. He’s good as well.

Nice. And yes, love Jason and some of the new stuff featured here recently.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:04:24am

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is Mr BWS on his way to Texas?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:04:39am

re: #168 Barefoot Grin

Nice. And yes, love Jason and some of the new stuff featured here recently.

Yeah part of the reason why this site is so great is Charles puts some great tunes on here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:07:00am

re: #169 Decatur Deb

Is Mr BWS on his way to Texas?

Not right now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:09:14am

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:10:40am
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Timothy Watson  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:13:08am

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Looks like Dark Helmet.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:16:45am

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Yeah part of the reason why this site is so great is Charles puts some great tunes on here.

Yeah, about a year ago someone on here posted a Courtney Barnett song and I’ve been hooked ever since. Listening to Courtney on YouTube I happened upon another great band, Wolf Alice. YouTube’s become my music source, lots of great live music.

Speaking of which, here’s a great live jam to Heart’s Barracuda, with Alice in Chains and Gretchen Wilson covering (although Nancy Wilson of Heart appears on guitar).

Gretchen Wilson & Alice in Chains - Barracuda

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Dr. Matt  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:24:56am

Hawk takes refuge from Hurricane Harvey in guy’s car (Video)

thechive.com

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sagehen  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:26:13am

re: #162 HappyWarrior

But Hispanics are lazy. //

The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)

ETA: Some of the verses aren’t in English; hit the CC (closed caption) button for translations.

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BeachDem  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:35:22am

Oh jeez—he’s taking Melon with him. But, of course, “They will not visit the hardest hit areas,” CNN host John Berman explained.

Poor Texas.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:37:19am

re: #178 BeachDem

Oh jeez—he’s taking Melon with him. But, of course, “They will not visit the hardest hit areas,” CNN host John Berman explained.

Poor Texas.

We’ll get to see hurricane chic.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:41:52am

re: #178 BeachDem

Oh jeez—he’s taking Melon with him. But, of course, “They will not visit the hardest hit areas,” CNN host John Berman explained.

Poor Texas.

This may possibly be a bigger bullshit photo-op than dubyah’s carrier landing. Disgusting.

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JordanRules  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:43:39am
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stpaulbear  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:45:45am

The VP is live on KHOU right now. He’s starting out with minutes or platitudes about how the prez is working for them. He’s not really giving any specifics other than how everyone is working together. “State and local governments are in the lead”.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:46:12am

re: #178 BeachDem

We don’t want him here.

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JordanRules  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:47:53am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:51:29am

Has Sean Hannity started his endless rants against the Mayor and Citizens of Houston for not evacuating….you know, like has for years about the chaos following Katrina in NOLA?

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:54:02am

re: #145 HappyWarrior

Awww my dad was a huge fan too, and hearing her always makes me think of him.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:55:13am

re: #186 Dr. Matt

Has Sean Hannity started his endless rants against the Mayor and Citizens of Houston for not evacuating….you know, like has for years about the chaos following Katrina in NOLA?

Tough choice between that or ranting about antifa.

/

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Dr. Matt  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:55:32am

re: #188 Sir John Barron

Tough choice between that or ranting about antifa.

/

And the fake media.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:57:34am

re: #187 Flying Squirrel Girl

Awww my dad was a huge fan too, and hearing her always makes me think of him.

Some Dads are football Dads. Not mine. My Dad can’t tell you much about football but he does know music and what’s great is he really appreciates modern music and doesn’t scoff at it. In fact, quite the opposite. He likes hearing new stuff.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:57:48am

re: #189 Dr. Matt

And the fake media.

And Democrats who have criticized Trump’s Harvey response or anyone who has offered anything less than unadulterated full throated praise for Drumpf.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:57:57am

re: #189 Dr. Matt

And the fake media.

I love it when he and FNC rag on the media while at the same time bragging how popular they are.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 8:58:58am

re: #191 Sir John Barron

And Democrats who have criticized Trump’s Harvey response or anyone who has offered anything less than unadulterated full throated praise for Drumpf.

Meanwhile, he (Hannity) actually took time to whine about Obama’s burger condiment choice. I wouldn’t put mustard on my burger but it’s a fucking burger and there’s nothing snobby about it and it’s especially funny to ehar that from Mr. I Kiss Trump’s ass all the time.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:00:12am

Louisiana should start seeing flooding from the Texas border to Baton Rouge soon, likely from as far north as Alexandria south to the coast.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:02:45am

So I went and stirred the proverbial “I have idiot Trump supporter friends” nest on FB. I doubt I’ll get much of a response as none of them read past a headline (seriously). But here it is.

Can’t help but laugh at people using Born In The USA as some sort of patriotic song. It’s obvious they haven’t even read the lyrics past the chorus. Same with Neil Young’s Rockin’ In The Free World. I didn’t notice until recently that he added a verse which makes the meaning of this song very clear:

————————————

“Got a water cannon for the standing man
Got misinformation from the corporation
In the endless search for a drop of oil
People’s lives get shattered while we suck it from the soil
Gotta show the children
We just don’t care
So we keep on burnin’ it
And put it in the air”

————————————-

What am I getting at? This pretty much sums it up:

neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org

Now, on to our “National Anthem”. The author, a slave owner himself believed, in his own words, that blacks were “a distinct and inferior race of people, which all experience proves to be the greatest evil that afflicts a community.”

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“The Star-Spangled Banner is as much a patriotic song as it is a diss track to black people who had the audacity to fight for their freedom.” - Jason Johnson

theroot.com

We should all be sitting/kneeling when this song plays over the loudspeakers.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:03:19am

re: #188 Sir John Barron

Tough choice between that or ranting about antifa.

/

What are the Russian troll bots saying the next topic is?

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:03:32am

re: #186 Dr. Matt

Has Sean Hannity started his endless rants against the Mayor and Citizens of Houston for not evacuating….you know, like has for years about the chaos following Katrina in NOLA?

That’s at 2:00 CST.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:08:00am

re: #195 GlutenFreeJesus

So I wen’t and stirred the proverbial “I have idiot Trump supporter friends” nest on FB. I doubt I’ll get much of a response as none of them read past a headline (seriously). But here it is.

They just hear the chorus and don’t listen to the lyrics. The funny thing though is I did see some far lefty types ragging on Woody’s This Land Is Your Land because of the “This land was made for you and me.” I always thought it was a particularly beautiful song and unifying. I like the SSB but I have no problem with someone choosing to kneel for it. I’m more bothered by people who violate our country’s principles like Trump and Arpaio than football players. What the patriotic than thou don’t get is for the longest time football players didn’t even come out for the anthem and alot of people including vets were in fact bothered by combining patriotism with sports.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:11:03am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

That’s another angle I have yet to address with anyone in my circle. They just can’t get past the fact someone like Colin K. dare express himself.

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sagehen  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:12:39am

My problems with the Star-Spangled Banner are

1) that high note that hardly anybody can reach; and
2) it’s a war song.

I’d much rather “America the Beautiful” be our anthem.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:13:34am

This is how he repays Trump. He can’t beat Flake, but he will be a pain in the ass.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:13:50am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

What the patriotic than thou don’t get is for the longest time football players didn’t even come out for the anthem and alot of people including vets were in fact bothered by combining patriotism with sports.

People who do not understand what freedom or patriotism really mean are the ones who cling most closely to the accepted and often arbitrary symbols, gestures and rituals that have come to be associated with it and grow the most enraged when someone fails to adhere to them or interpret them in the “accepted” way.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:14:51am

re: #199 GlutenFreeJesus

That’s another angle I have yet to address with anyone in my circle. They just can’t get past the fact someone like Colin K. dare express himself.

My brother and I have been talking about it and how the idea of mandated patriotism bothers the hell out of us and it’s akin to something like North Korea where our grandfather curiously enough served in during his Army days in the Korean War. I say if you want to stand for the national anthem, go for it but don’t shame other people who choose not to. Part of freedom is the freedom not to do something just like freedom of religion is freedom not to be religious.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:15:30am

re: #202 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People who do not understand what freedom or patriotism really mean are the ones who cling most closely to the accepted and often arbitrary symbols, gestures and rituals that have come to be associated with it and grow the most enraged when someone fails to adhere to them or interpret them in the “accepted” way.

I know, that’s what I am saying.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:16:12am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

This is how he repays Trump. He can’t beat Flake, but he will be a pain in the ass.

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An 85 year old freshman Senator. Good luck with that one Joe. Doesn’t Flake already have a primary challenger?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:16:13am

re: #200 sagehen

I like the East German anthem in Top Secret!.

TOP SECRET: East German National Anthem

“Heil, Heil East Germany
Land of vine and grape
Land where you’ll regret
Any try to escape
No matter if you take a running jump,
Or tunnel under the wall
Forget it, the guards will kill you—
If the electrified fence doesn’t first”

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:16:46am

re: #194 FormerDirtDart

Louisiana should start seeing flooding from the Texas border to Baton Rouge soon, likely from as far north as Alexandria south to the coast.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:16:57am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

This is how he repays Trump. He can’t beat Flake, but he will be a pain in the ass.

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Maybe the whole thing was planned this way. “I pardon you, and you challenge Flake.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:17:04am

re: #203 HappyWarrior

My brother and I have been talking about it and how the idea of mandated patriotism bothers the hell out of us and it’s akin to something like North Korea where our grandfather curiously enough served in during his Army days in the Korean War. I say if you want to stand for the national anthem, go for it but don’t shame other people who choose not to. Part of freedom is the freedom not to do something just like freedom of religion is freedom not to be religious.

My daughter was visiting relatives in the Midwest and was subjected to a car trip that included a half hour “how dare he not stand for the national anthem?” Ck rant on conservative AM radio

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:17:46am

They say “Respect what the troops have done for you.” Yes, they’ve given us the freedom not to stand. Most of us have seen that photo of the guy standing defiantly during a Hitler speech. In a free society, he has a right to do that, in Nazi Germany, he disappears and is murdered as sadly happened.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:18:25am

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My daughter was visiting relatives in the Midwest and was subjected to a car trip that included a half hour “how dare he not stand for the national anthem?” Ck rant on conservative AM radio

Yet these are the same people who think nothing of likening the federal government at least under Dem control to Stalin.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:19:17am

You don’t have to like what Colin Kaepernick has done. But it’s shady as shit to me to question his love of country. A true patriot questions his country and doesn’t blindly accept the status quo.

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Teukka  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:19:48am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:23:23am

re: #213 Teukka

Todays feel-good story and source of inspiration:
Rude Customer Returned Item Because A Gay Person Touched It. This Is The Manager’s Response

I think honestly part (not the whole reason obviously) why I’m sensitive to the plight of LGBT people and other minorities is I guess in a way being on the autistic spectrum, I’m a bit of a minority myself. Yeah, I’m a straight white guy but damn it, I do understand what it’s like to be treated like an outsider and marginalized for no good reason. It’s a good thing this manager did not to mention hilarious to throw off the crazy bigot woman.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:23:34am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

You don’t have to like what Colin Kaepernick has done. But it’s shady as shit to me to question his love of country. A true patriot questions his country and doesn’t blindly accept the status quo.

Football, and most other ballsports in America are places where we venerate great American values like fair play and the pursuit of excellence by watching half-nude young women shake their butts while young men risk permanent injury while working season for season just like migrant laborers.

Nobody better mess with those values

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:24:14am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

An 85 year old freshman Senator. Good luck with that one Joe. Doesn’t Flake already have a primary challenger?

Yeah, Kelli Ward. She primaried McCain in ‘16, lost by 12 pts.
She recently suggested McCain resign after his diagnosis, since he was unlikely survive and would be able to put in the work needed. She, of course, said the Governor should appoint her to the seat.

Edit: recent polling has her 15 pts ahead

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:25:06am

re: #216 FormerDirtDart

Yeah, Kelli Ward. She primaried McCain in ‘16, lost by 12 pts.
She recently suggested McCain resign after his diagnosis, since he was unlikely survive and would be able to put in the work needed. She, of course, said the Governor should appoint her to the seat.

I don’t like or respect McCain at all anymore but a crass person.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:26:24am

re: #215 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Football, and most other ballsports in America are places where we venerate great American values like fair play and the pursuit of excellence by watching half-nude young women shake their butts while young men risk permanent injury while working season for season just like migrant laborers.

Nobody better mess with those values

I mean there’s a place for patriotism. I definitely think you should be respectful at a veterans cemetery and or ceremony but the national anthem during a commercialized affair? No, and as I said, freedom is sometimes the freedom not to do something.

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wrenchwench  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:26:31am
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sagehen  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:28:05am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

You don’t have to like what Colin Kaepernick has done. But it’s shady as shit to me to question his love of country. A true patriot questions his country and doesn’t blindly accept the status quo.

TNC had a post a few years back about “true” patriotism and love of country;

paraphrased:

You love your parents, right? Everybody loves their parents. But if one of them’s an alcoholic, or if one of them regularly beats the crap out of the other one, you have an intervention. You tell them what’s wrong with them, how it affects you, you encourage and support their efforts at improvement. When you point out their problems and give them shit about it, it doesn’t mean you don’t love them. You’re doing it because you love them, and you want them to be better.

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Teukka  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:28:35am

re: #214 HappyWarrior

I think honestly part (not the whole reason obviously) why I’m sensitive to the plight of LGBT people and other minorities is I guess in a way being on the autistic spectrum, I’m a bit of a minority myself. Yeah, I’m a straight white guy but damn it, I do understand what it’s like to be treated like an outsider and marginalized for no good reason. It’s a good thing this manager did not to mention hilarious to throw off the crazy bigot woman.

My reason for being sensitive is having to have faced prejudice from the ripe old age of six years old, for my nationality (Finnish), for my religion (Catholicism), for my family’s poverty and other things I won’t divulge here.
Long story short, I got most of my childhood destroyed by it and am still healing the deep wounds it caused. I know it’s complete and utter male bovine fecal matter, how little it takes for it to start, and how much it hurts.
So no, I won’t turn anyones sexuality into a slur in any way. And certain things don’t exist even as concepts for me.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:30:59am

re: #220 sagehen

TNC had a post a few years back about “true” patriotism and love of country;

paraphrased:

You love your parents, right? Everybody loves their parents. But if one of them’s an alcoholic, or if one of them regularly beats the crap out of the other one, you have an intervention. You tell them what’s wrong with them, how it affects you, you encourage and support their efforts at improvement. When you point out their problems and give them shit about it, it doesn’t mean you don’t love them. You’re doing it because you love them, and you want them to be better.

Absolutely.

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Jay C  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:31:04am

re: #216 FormerDirtDart

Yeah, Kelli Ward. She primaried McCain in ‘16, lost by 12 pts.
She recently suggested McCain resign after his diagnosis, since he was unlikely survive and would be able to put in the work needed. She, of course, said the Governor should appoint her to the seat.

And, IIRC, a big Trump fan who got some sort of shout-out from The Yam at his campaign event in Nuremberg Phoenix.

And to veer off into more “serious” issues - today’s installment of “Foreign Policy Follies”:
“Deja Vu All Over Again”

White House ‘pressuring’ intelligence officials to find Iran in violation of nuclear deal

Sound familiar? Like maybe something we’ve already heard a while ago from another Republican Administration? Must just be a coincidence……

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:32:41am

re: #221 Teukka

My reason for being sensitive is having to have faced prejudice from the ripe old age of six years old, for my nationality (Finnish), for my religion (Catholicism), for my family’s poverty and other things I won’t divulge here.
Long story short, I got most of my childhood destroyed by it and am still healing the deep wounds it caused. I know it’s complete and utter male bovine fecal matter, how little it takes for it to start, and how much it hurts.
So no, I won’t turn anyones sexuality into a slur in any way. And certain things don’t exist even as concepts for me.

I had some difficult moments too. I just hate seeing anyone bullied for being a different nationality, skin color, religion or lack of, etc. My belief is we’re more alike than we’re not and we shouldn’t let the little differences divide us.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:35:40am

Is this really a battle to fight?
It’s on private ground, and it’s practically a grave marker.

The monument was unveiled Sunday on the privately owned Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in small-town Brantley, Alabama.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:38:05am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart

Is this really a battle to fight?
It’s on private ground, and it’s practically a grave marker.

This is the sort of thing they need more of, it gives them the chance to be righteously indignant.

But it also highlights that nuance and historical context are totally lost in the shouting match that our current political discourse has become.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:40:40am

re: #219 wrenchwench

What is best about this video is that the bun has no fucks to give the cat. My buns and cats are similar. Buns seem to have an inherent couldn’t care less attitude about cats; doggos are a very different story, though.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:42:53am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart

Is this really a battle to fight?
It’s on private ground, and it’s practically a grave marker.

[Embedded content]

I agree. Should focus our energies on those monuments that lionize the CSA cause and leadership. And as you said, it’s on private ground.

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Jay C  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:43:12am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart

Is this really a battle to fight?
It’s on private ground, and it’s practically a grave marker.

[Embedded content]

Isn’t that the KKK “blood drop cross” carved at top?

And is it - despite its shape - actually a “grave marker”, i.e. is there anyone actually buried under it, or nearby?

The private ground bit, though, is another story: bad as this may be, what, if anything can/should be done about it?

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Belafon  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:44:12am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart

Is this really a battle to fight?
It’s on private ground, and it’s practically a grave marker.

I’m going to criticize the gaudiness of Trump’s NY home. I can’t do anything about it.

I think it’s OK to criticize it. No one can demand it be pulled down.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:44:50am

The interesting thing to me was reading about Southerners destroying monuments and stateus that looked too much like Union soldiers. And that myth about them being counted as US veterans? They did NOT want to be counted as American veterans.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:45:08am

re: #230 Belafon

I’m going to criticize the gaudiness of Trump’s NY home. I can’t do anything about it.

I think it’s OK to criticize it. No one can demand it be pulled down.

Yep.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:45:59am
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JordanRules  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:46:57am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:48:33am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart

Is this really a battle to fight?
It’s on private ground, and it’s practically a grave marker.

[Embedded content]

Private land, perfectly fine IMO

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:50:56am

re: #235 Eventual Carrion

Private land, perfectly fine IMO

Right, I may not like it but it’s not my taxdollars going to maintain it. I mean I don’t like CSA regala being sold but people have a right to own it just as I have a right to think less of them for it.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:52:12am

Though it seems like a decade ago, it’s hard to believe just 7 days ago Shitler gave his teleprompter remarks on Afghanistan.

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Jay C  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:52:55am

re: #234 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

OK: question for the room that I’m too lazy to Google for myself:
Who/what is the “Washington Examiner”?
Starting recently, I’ve seen cites/links from them all over the “Net - usually stuff with a decided pro-Trump, pro-GOP slant. Are they another RW rag like the Washington Times?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:53:13am

re: #229 Jay C

Isn’t that the KKK “blood drop cross” carved at top?

And is it - despite its shape - actually a “grave marker”, i.e. is there anyone actually buried under it, or nearby?

The private ground bit, though, is another story: bad as this may be, what, if anything can/should be done about it?

it’s a wreath, found on CSA grave markers Image: anderson_goodman_confederate_marker_25.jpg it loses something when carved into headstones compared to the old metal cast markers Image: x7-xcourtney-cross.jpg
This is a KKK “blood drop cross” Image: blood-drop-cross-1.jpg

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:54:16am

re: #238 Jay C

OK: question for the room that I’m too lazy to Google for myself:
Who/what is the “Washington Examiner”?
Starting recently, I’ve seen cites/links from them all over the “Net - usually stuff with a decided pro-Trump, pro-GOP slant. Are they another RW rag like the Washington Times?

As I recall, they’re even more far right than the Times. I forget who owns them though. Virtually no one I know gets them as their daily here.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:55:13am

re: #156 stpaulbear

Umm, that statement makes you sound like you don’t know much about mental illness. Are you saying that there shouldn’t be accommodations for people with mental illness, that it’s 100% their own burden to fit in?

I an 99.9% sure he was being sarcastic. (Sometimes you forget the tag, sometimes you think you don’t need it.)

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wrenchwench  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:55:30am

re: #227 Colère Tueur de Lapin

What is best about this video is that the bun has no fucks to give the cat. My buns and cats are similar. Buns seem to have an inherent couldn’t care less attitude about cats; doggos are a very different story, though.

Thanks for the info. Have had bunnies, now have cats, plan to get a pooch in the indeterminate future.

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Jay C  Aug 28, 2017 • 9:56:36am

re: #239 FormerDirtDart

Got it. Thanks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:00:51am

If Trump does finally get Impeached, remember all the times we asked ourselves “how much more will it take?” and throw a big giant FU to the GOP.

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Jay C  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:01:09am

re: #240 HappyWarrior

As I recall, they’re even more far right than the Times. I forget who owns them though. Virtually no one I know gets them as their daily here.

Never mind: did my homework: yep, another RW tabloid

Owned by Philip Anschutz.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:03:52am

re: #245 Jay C

Never mind: did my homework: yep, another RW tabloid

Owned by Philip Anschutz.

Never heard of him. Sounds like a real jackass.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:09:50am

I don’t take the DC Metro anymore, but I think the examiner is a handout given to commuters a la the Express (A WaPo publication). I recall that no one took the Examiner.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:11:21am

re: #238 Jay C

OK: question for the room that I’m too lazy to Google for myself:
Who/what is the “Washington Examiner”?
Starting recently, I’ve seen cites/links from them all over the “Net - usually stuff with a decided pro-Trump, pro-GOP slant. Are they another RW rag like the Washington Times?

They’re a weekly freebie in the DC area. Used to be daily and more tabloidy. Definitely conservative although some of their stuff now isn’t too bad.

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JordanRules  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:12:05am

re: #245 Jay C

These American oligarchs seem to really like their financial portfolios hella diversified, just not their country.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:13:12am

re: #234 JordanRules

#BREAKING: Joe Arpaio may challenge Jeff Flake
— Washington Examiner

LOL

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Stanley Sea  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:13:59am

So Russia is back in the news.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:15:02am

re: #250 Sir John Barron

LOL

Flake already has a wingnut challenger, as if Flake himself wasn’t wingnut enough already.

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makeitstop  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:15:17am

re: #251 Stanley Sea

So Russia is back in the news.

And Sater is front and center.

I’m starting to wonder if Mueller flipped him…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:18:02am

re: #253 makeitstop

And Sater is front and center.

I’m starting to wonder if Mueller flipped him…

There’s three suspects people usually name as having been flipped; Manafort, Flynn and Sater.

Flynn seems like a tough nut to crack, and Manafort’s been up to shitty shenanigans for decades. So that leaves Sater.

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wrenchwench  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:24:01am

re: #242 wrenchwench

Thanks for the info. Have had bunnies, now have cats, plan to get a pooch in the indeterminate future.

—In my college class, I was voted Most Likely to Have Pets. I missed a few years, but on average I have held up my title.

/have had rats [sorry nines], guinea pigs [hi up there, Aminah], hamsters, a horse for 1 summer, and younger siblings [they count, don’t they?].

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electrotek  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:26:12am
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sagehen  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:26:49am

re: #254 Dr Lizardo

There’s three suspects people usually name as having been flipped; Manafort, Flynn and Sater.

Flynn seems like a tough nut to crack, and Manafort’s been up to shitty shenanigans for decades. So that leaves Sater.

Satar has a long history of being an FBI informant to keep himself out of prison; regular handlers, the whole nine yards.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:32:55am

re: #257 sagehen

Satar has a long history of being an FBI informant to keep himself out of prison; regular handlers, the whole nine yards.

Then Sater’s probably singing like a canary. Hell, a rookie agent could probably flip him in less than 10 minutes.

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nines09  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:36:22am

re: #255 wrenchwench

—In my college class, I was voted Most Likely to Have Pets. I missed a few years, but on average I have held up my title.

/have had rats [sorry nines], guinea pigs [hi up there, Aminah], hamsters, a horse for 1 summer, and younger siblings [they count, don’t they?].

I know the rats you had didn’t look and act like the ones that crawled out of Here.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:36:36am

re: #154 FormerDirtDart

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:38:28am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

“Automatic voter registration” is wrong. People should have to get off their ass and get themselves registered to vote.

Smh, Illinois.

— Joe Walsh

And they should have to pay, at least a little something, prove they pay taxes, answer some simple questions about the state constitution, pee into a cup.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:39:59am
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Belafon  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:40:12am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

I wonder if Joe would like my proposal that a voter must prove they understand the issues at hand before they vote.

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electrotek  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:40:36am

Hoping the floods will highlight the utter importance of preserving our wetlands, because this is precisely what it would have mitigated.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:41:07am

re: #262 FormerDirtDart

Typical violent antifa response here from a Lefty.

/////

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sagehen  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:41:50am

re: #261 Sir John Barron

And they should have to pay, at least a little something, prove they pay taxes, answer some simple questions about the state constitution, pee into a cup.

Guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. Recite the preamble to the constitution. Demonstrate an understanding of differential calculus.

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allegro  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:43:23am

re: #264 electrotek

Hoping the floods will highlight the utter importance of preserving our wetlands, because this is precisely what it would have mitigated.

Gulf Coast flooded when there were nothing but wetlands. That’s why they were wet.

Nothing would have mitigated the water that has fallen here the past few days.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:43:49am

They found the dude from WVA who was mentioned in the emails

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electrotek  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:44:57am

re: #267 allegro

Gulf Coast flooded when there were nothing but wetlands. That’s why they were wet.

Nothing would have mitigated the water that has fallen here the past few days.

Damn, that really sucks then :(

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allegro  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:46:27am

re: #269 electrotek

Damn, that really sucks then :(

It do.

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wrenchwench  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:46:54am

re: #259 nines09

I know the rats you had didn’t look and act like the ones that crawled out of Here.

No. But the siblings, on the other hand…

I kid. They look fine, but they are crazy…

Had enough ellipses…?

now?

…yet?

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JordanRules  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:47:01am
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ObserverArt  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:48:21am

re: #215 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Football, and most other ballsports in America are places where we venerate great American values like fair play and the pursuit of excellence by watching half-nude young women shake their butts while young men risk permanent injury while working season for season just like migrant laborers.

Nobody better mess with those values

ESPN has a decent article on the history of the Star Spangled Banner as used in sporting events and how it came to be a thing.

ESPN - The song remains the same

Interesting bits of history in there, like a mention of a bombing in Chicago (1918) and how the reaction to the banner got the Chicago Cubs front office thinking commercially.

The main portions of the story…

World War I wasn’t the only issue weighing heavily on fans. On Sept. 4, the day before the first game, a bomb ripped through the Chicago Federal Building, killing four people and injuring 30. The Industrial Workers of the World were thought to be behind the attack, a retaliation for the conviction of several IWW members on federal sedition charges in the court of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. (Two years later, Landis was appointed commissioner of baseball, a position he held until 1944.) Domestic terrorism didn’t exactly generate interest in a lighthearted day at the ball game. For the opener at Comiskey, newspapers optimistically estimated that a sellout crowd would drop anywhere from 50 cents for a bleacher ticket to $3 for a box seat. When only 19,000 and change showed, a Chicago Herald-Examiner headline proclaimed, “Scalpers Are Making No Money.”

Although the Cubs festooned the park in as much red, white and blue as possible, the glum crowd in the stands for Game 1 remained nearly silent through most of Ruth’s 1-0 shutout victory over Chicago’s Hippo Vaughn. Not even the Cubs Claws, the forerunners to Wrigley’s Bleacher Bums, could gin up enthusiasm. “For a baseball game in a world’s Championship series,” the Chicago Tribune wrote, “yesterday’s combat between the Cubs and Red Sox was perhaps the quietest on record.”

With one exception: the seventh-inning stretch. As was common during sporting events, a military band was on hand to play, and while the fans were on their feet, the musicians fired up “The Star-Spangled Banner.” They weren’t the only active-duty servicemen on the field, though. Red Sox third baseman Fred Thomas was playing the Series while on furlough from the Navy, where he’d been learning seamanship at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Chicago. But Thomas’ months of military training had hardly dulled his diamond skills. According to the Society of American Baseball Research, the station’s commander, Capt. William Moffett, was a baseball fanatic who actively recruited athletes for the training center’s team. Thomas, who started playing professionally right out of high school in Wisconsin, later said he “had it made at Great Lakes. All [I] had to do was play baseball.” So after the Red Sox went through nine third basemen during the season, they took a shot and asked the Navy whether he could join them as they took on the Cubs. The military said yes, and Thomas stood at his usual position on the diamond during Game 1’s seventh-inning stretch, present at the creation of a tradition.

Upon hearing the opening notes of Key’s song from the military band, Thomas immediately faced the flag and snapped to attention with a military salute. The other players on the field followed suit, in “civilian” fashion, meaning they stood and put their right hands over their hearts. The crowd, already standing, showed its first real signs of life all day, joining in a spontaneous sing-along, haltingly at first, then finishing with flair. The scene made such an impression that The New York Times opened its recap of the game not with a description of the action on the field but with an account of the impromptu singing: “First the song was taken up by a few, then others joined, and when the final notes came, a great volume of melody rolled across the field. It was at the very end that the onlookers exploded into thunderous applause and rent the air with a cheer that marked the highest point of the day’s enthusiasm.”

The Cubs front office realized it had witnessed something unique. For the next two games, it had the band play “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the seventh-inning stretch, to similarly enthusiastic crowds. By Game 3, a bigger crowd of 27,000 was in attendance. Not to be outdone, the Red Sox ratcheted up the pageantry when the Series relocated to Boston for the next three games. At Fenway Park, “The Star-Spangled Banner” moved from the seventh-inning stretch to the pregame festivities, and the team coupled the playing of the song with the introduction of wounded soldiers who had received free tickets.

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BeachDem  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:48:51am

Speaking of Antifa—that guy who was supposedly attacked with a knife because of his haircut that spawned such headlines as:

Man stabbed for looking like a neo-Nazi - NY Daily News
Innocent Colorado Man Stabbed Over His ‘Neo-Nazi’ Haircut | Daily Wire
Man stabbed by anti-fascist because of his ‘neo-Nazi’ haircut | The Independent

HE MADE IT UP

…he admitted accidentally cutting himself with the knife while in his car parked in front of the store. Witt was booked on a charge of false reporting to authorities and released. A conviction on the charge can result in a fine of up to $2,650 and up to one year in jail.

denverpost.com

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Kragar  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:50:21am
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Kragar  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:52:16am
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electrotek  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:52:45am

re: #275 Kragar

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What a dumbfuck attention whore.

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makeitstop  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:53:46am

re: #275 Kragar

Guy who claims he was stabbed for having an alt-right haircut was lying. Actually stabbed himself

So can we safely assume that this asshole actually is a Neo-Nazi?

Why would he make the charge if he wasn’t?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:54:12am

re: #275 Kragar

To late, now it’s alt-right lore

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Stanley Sea  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:54:44am
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Kragar  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:55:08am

re: #277 electrotek

What a dumbfuck attention whore.

That and the fact that he’s admitting that he calls his own hair a Neo-Nazi douchebuzz.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:56:35am

re: #214 HappyWarrior

I found out yesterday on Facebook that bigotry grows from the oddest soil.

One of my ‘friends’ posted, “Transgenderism supports traditional role models. Feminism seeks to overturn them.” Yeah, in her mind, being transgender makes a person an enemy to women.

They’re not my friend any more.

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electrotek  Aug 28, 2017 • 10:56:37am

re: #281 Kragar

That and the fact that he’s admitting that he calls his own hair a Neo-Nazi douchebuzz.

That alone would have been the clue right there that he was full of shit.

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makeitstop  Aug 28, 2017 • 11:00:09am

re: #272 JordanRules

Sater on Aug 3: “In about the next 30 to 35 days, I will be the most colorful character you have ever talked about.”

What the hell does that mean?

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Dave In Austin  Aug 28, 2017 • 11:01:39am

re: #284 makeitstop

Pee Tapes….

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 11:06:39am

re: #276 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Idiotic John and oyu know this.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 28, 2017 • 11:06:57am

re: #282 Romantic Heretic

I found out yesterday on Facebook that bigotry grows from the oddest soil.

One of my ‘friends’ posted, “Transgenderism supports traditional role models. Feminism seeks to overturn them.” Yeah, in her mind, being transgender makes a person an enemy to women.

They’re not my friend any more.

Jeebus.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 28, 2017 • 11:17:36am

re: #287 HappyWarrior

That’s what I said, after I picked my jaw up off the floor.

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sagehen  Aug 28, 2017 • 11:23:05am

re: #268 Stanley Sea

They found the dude from WVA who was mentioned in the emails

Ex-Iraq contractor proposed setting up a meeting w/ Russians, Trump camp in 2016 to talk “shared Christian values”.

I remember Russia’s “Christian values”. They’re the reason my mom spent two solid years doing immigration work for Russian Jews who were so thrilled to finally be able to escape. (the exit visas were super-expensive; American Jews and Israelis had to do a lot fund-raising to pay the ransom. Belief was that Russia was selling their Jews because it was their only available source of Western currency.)

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 28, 2017 • 11:45:28am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart

Is this really a battle to fight?
It’s on private ground, and it’s practically a grave marker.

[Embedded content]

An “Unknown Soldier” marker is a stone that is placed over the remains of a soldier who could not be identified.

If there is no unidentified secesh KIA underneath that marker it’s bogus.


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Iran Tests Missile Despite Trump Pressure Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump. The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1,242 miles), was shown on state TV. It is ...
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Russia Turns on Morgan Freeman Over Election ‘War’ Video Want to weed some alt right Putin pawns from your twitter fee? Just look for the ones attacking Morgan Freeman with Russia Today meme and themes this week. Russia has aimed its entire media arsenal at the veteran Hollywood ...
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Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics But over time the world gradually became less bleak. Today Earth also harbors light-colored rocks, like the granite that composes Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. But scientists remain uncertain as to when the world started to transition from ...
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Expert’s Advice: Don’t Engage With the Alt-Right on Campus The event, organized by the campus’s Division of Equity and Inclusion, comes ahead of a series of student-sponsored events next Sunday through Wednesday that are expected to bring right-wing speakers to campus for noon and evening rallies, although the ...
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Mass Protest in Philippines Over Duterte ‘Dictatorship’ Opponents criticised Mr Duterte's open threat to reinstate martial law and his brutal war on drugs that has killed thousands. Thousands also attended rival pro-Duterte rallies. Mr Duterte's own son Paolo is facing allegations of drug trafficking. The president ...
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the Killers - Run for CoverArtists: The KillersDirected By: Tarik MikouCo-Directed By: Eric MorinWritten By: Flowers, Stoermer, Vannucci, Price, Cameron, Lee, MarleyProducers: Jacknife Lee, Daniel Jean, Olivier Picard, David Pierrat(C) 2017 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. vevo.ly
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(12) LATEST: 7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 119 as Buildings Crumble in MexicoMexico’s federal government says the death toll in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 119.
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Exploring Child Marriage Around the World The age at which people first marry can have long-lasting implications for their physical, economic and social well-being -- particularly when marriage first happens at a young age. As part of our forthcoming global research on child marriage, we ...
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