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Ace Rothstein  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:22:35pm

Yes.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:24:46pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:24:54pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:26:01pm
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lawhawk  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:26:52pm

Trump could try to pardon everything and everyone around him. That’d only help him prevent federal prosecutions.

Wont stop anyone at the state level beating up on him with criminal charges, and there’s enough of those to go around. That’s why Mueller’s coordinating efforts with NY AG Schneiderman are so worrying to Trump.

Trump can’t do a damn thing about getting prosecuted in New York. He’s facing the most exposure there too, but it’s by no means the only place. Illinois is another place. Florida’s still another, as is New Jersey.

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freetoken  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:29:30pm

re: #5 lawhawk

Trump can’t do a damn thing about getting prosecuted in New York. He’s facing the most exposure there too, but it’s by no means the only place. Illinois is another place. Florida’s still another, as is New Jersey.

You don’t believe the Republican governors of those three states will pardon Trump for state crimes?

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:36:44pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Because you’re not human to him. It’s not any more complicated than that.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:36:49pm

re: #6 freetoken

You don’t believe the Republican governors of those three states will pardon Trump for state crimes?

I think it would be Christie’s ultimate “fuck you”.

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lawhawk  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:36:55pm

re: #6 freetoken

NY is going to have first crack this year, since they’re in position with a Democratic governor, and an AG who’s already taken Trump behind the woodshed. Trump’s facing so many legal fronts he wont be able to keep track. If anything happens in NJ, it’ll likely be after Murphy is elected in November and Christie’s gone in January. So that’s January 2018 - and November midterms would be the earliest Democrats in Congress would have a chance of retaking the House to spark impeachment there- that would come in 2019.

Illinois and Florida both have gubernatorial elections is in 2018. That means they’d be looking at 2019, same as with Congress. The promise/threat of impeachment could turn turnout.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:37:22pm

The last GOP Governor of Kentucky, Ernie Fletcher, issued a blanket pardon to everyone for a patronage hiring scandal.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:38:06pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:38:43pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

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Drop DACA on Friday & go to Houston?

Go for it fucker.

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nowherenorth2  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:40:35pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Good god…look at them all pale and smiling. Look like a bunch of blood suckers

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:41:35pm

Kick Arkema out of the country. Their response to this has been abysmal to say the least.

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:43:39pm

Great critique of anti-science Muslims by other Muslims:

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:44:34pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

You know what Spicey….fuck you and you’re lying ass. I wish the Pope would’ve rebuked you!

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:46:08pm

Facebook Post

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bratwurst  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:46:33pm

I think I’d be more surprised to learn someone this awful WASN’T writing for Breitbart.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:48:02pm

re: #13 nowherenorth2

Good god…look at them all pale and smiling. Look like a bunch of blood suckers

Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.

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MsJ  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:49:12pm

re: #16 JordanRules

You know what Spicey….fuck you and you’re lying ass. I wish the Pope would’ve rebuked you!

Me too. How do you call yourself religious and lie like that? Every last one of these people.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:51:04pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

JFC

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Is Scavino the guy on the left??

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calochortus  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:51:51pm

re: #20 MsJ

Me too. How do you call yourself religious and lie like that? Every last one of these people.

People are experts at rationalizing things.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:52:30pm

re: #20 MsJ

Me too. How do you call yourself religious and lie like that? Every last one of these people.

They deceive themselves into thinking they’re not lying, or that their lies are justified by the cause of righteousness.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:56:35pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Because, if we kept people here based on humanity, 3/4 of the Republican party would have to be dumped in the ocean.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2017 • 6:57:21pm

re: #23 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They deceive themselves into thinking they’re not lying, or that their lies are justified by the cause of righteousness.

An unlikely teenager once told me: “Sooner or later, every sane person has to stop lying to himself.”

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:01:24pm
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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:07:15pm

re: #6 freetoken

You don’t believe the Republican governors of those three states will pardon Trump for state crimes?

It only takes one state conviction.

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whitebeach  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:08:28pm

re: #20 MsJ

Me too. How do you call yourself religious and lie like that? Every last one of these people.

They have lied for most of their lives. They lie to themselves, including about things like religion. They have learned that many powerful and wealthy people like them for lying. They drink champagne and scarf down caviar off their lies. Fox News puts them on TV for hours every day to spread and glorify their lies. Some of them, believe it or not from looking at them, get laid off their lies.

They can no longer recognize the truth, and would run from it at full speed if they ever encountered it face to face in a dark alley or in their own mirror.

People like Hitler and Stalin are one thing, and a horrible thing. But the people who lick Hitler’s and Stalin’s butts for the scraps from the high table deserve their own circle in hell.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:08:48pm

re: #25 Decatur Deb

Okay, you can admit it. Was it teenaged you? LOL

It’s a great quote!

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:08:50pm

Oops, pulled a CL. Typical.

re: #350 lawhawk

The water temperatures are what’s driving this - and they’re all in the red. Everything is 29 degrees C. That’s 84.2F.

…..

And gee, what happens when SSTs are over 84º? A lot more water evaporates! And heat and water vapor in a low pressure system lacking vertical or horizontal shear equals???

Yes! You got it! What in the Pacific is called a Super Typhoon and what will soon be referred to (as they have been so previously rare) a romping, stomping mayhem of a hurricane!

Climate Storms. Twenty-five to thirty foot storm surges. 180 mph winds at landfall. Skyscraper killers.

Drumpf may not believe in climate change, but USF&G, Swiss Re, and other reinsurers absolutely do. They are not re-insuring paper floated for coastal development in wide swaths of the world.

When the risk/ratio assessment boys and girls won’t take the risk, there’s a damn good reason for it. Bad business.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:09:14pm

re: #17 FormerDirtDart

This is why marches can’t stop.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:09:24pm

Does this seething mass of fire ants resemble somebody, you know like that grilled cheese sandwich Jesus?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:09:51pm
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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:12:16pm

re: #25 Decatur Deb

An unlikely teenager once told me: “Sooner or later, every sane person has to stop lying to himself.”

The true mark of adulthood is when you can no longer lie to yourself. I’m not saying you do everything right, but lying to yourself is the worst kind of lying.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:12:40pm

re: #29 JordanRules

Okay, you can admit it. Was it teenaged you? LOL

It’s a great quote!

No, it was just an ordinary kid I had pretty much ignored. He quit the seminary shortly after, probably shouldn’t have.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:14:13pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

Does this seething mass of fire ants resemble somebody, you know like that grilled cheese sandwich Jesus?

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As spread out as that is, I think a large number of them have died, and there probably aren’t as many being born to take their place.

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:15:38pm
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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:16:42pm

re: #37 electrotek

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How quickly they forget the French going bankrupt to help our little revolution.

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freetoken  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:17:51pm

re: #33 The Vicious Babushka

Notice how the Fox Babes look very much like Adnan Oktar’s babes?

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:18:04pm

re: #33 The Vicious Babushka

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Coming to Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH in Dec. I don’t think they can afford pricey; nor can the NH Dem. party.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:19:37pm
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unproven innocence  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:21:25pm

re: #34 Belafon

The true mark of adulthood is when you can no longer lie to yourself. I’m not saying you do everything right, but lying to yourself is the worst kind of lying.

It matters in science too. Richard Feynman put it simply— The easiest person to fool is yourself.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:25:57pm

Found by my kids online:

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ipsos  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:26:08pm

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whitebeach  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:27:45pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

Does this seething mass of fire ants resemble somebody, you know like that grilled cheese sandwich Jesus?

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Maybe. For sure it’s got really tiny hands.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:28:31pm

re: #44 ipsos

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:30:04pm

Gas jumped 14 cents yesterday between when I went to work and when I left. Today it jumped 25 cents.

My wife told me there was some place in Dallas trying to charge $25/gallon. He dropped it to $6/gallon when the police arrived, but they arrest him anyway. I’m assuming she heard it on the radio.

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ipsos  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:34:59pm

re: #46 Belafon

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:37:02pm
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I cannot.  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:37:28pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

It also reminds me of Ian Miles Cheong, who is rumored to be a pile of ants wearing a human skinsuit. (if you don’t know the name, imagine Cernovich only uglier, dumber and more gamergatey)

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:39:19pm

re: #47 Belafon

Gas jumped 14 cents yesterday between when I went to work and when I left. Today it jumped 25 cents.

My wife told me there was some place in Dallas trying to charge $25/gallon. He dropped it to $6/gallon when the police arrived, but they arrest him anyway. I’m assuming she heard it on the radio.

The gas panic here has been epic, with crazed swarms pouring into stations and fighting over the pumps. I hear the same about Lubbock. As with most farms, there is a gas tank here at the Conspiracy Compound. It is about 3/4 full.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:39:22pm

We all live rent free in their heads while we’re just trying to create a government to support a better world for their bubble heads.

Nice touch with ABL continuing the Seth Rogen bit. That still tickles me so much.

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:41:13pm

Islamophobic Turk felt triggered enough to call me a “muzzrat”:

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:43:09pm

re: #48 ipsos

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:45:30pm

re: #49 electrotek

They equated Antifa & Black Lives Matter

Are we WOKE?

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:47:04pm

re: #55 Stanley Sea

They equated Antifa & Black Lives Matter

Are we WOKE?

This self-loathing Turk thinks otherwise:

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gocart mozart  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:48:29pm
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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:50:02pm

Why does data by race matter so much here?

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freetoken  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:51:43pm
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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:52:59pm

re: #55 Stanley Sea

Oh yeah that’s definitely the thing. The violent anarchist antifa sect equals all others resisting the white supremacists especially the black folks of course.

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:53:14pm

re: #48 ipsos

I was hoping to have some time to meet up with Texas lizards and eat some good BBQ…but now it looks like most of what I’m going to get to see in Austin is the inside of a hotel.
Gotta get back for a more proper visit when things quiet down!

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Hey, give me a shout when you get in town. I live just south of the river, about 1/2 mile from the convention center. We could go to the Green Mesquite @ Barton Springs Road, one block west of Lamar. Excellent Q.

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gocart mozart  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:53:17pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:54:18pm

OK, if they’re doing this, either they’re having trouble getting ground logistics going, or the situation is dire. This assumes a much higher level of risk to aircraft and crews
So much safer to push fuel teams forward and establish local FARPs

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:54:23pm
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whitebeach  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:54:37pm

re: #57 gocart mozart

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Batch-22. (Also Hatch-22, Match-22, etc. etc. etc.)

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:55:26pm

re: #60 JordanRules

Oh yeah that’s definitely the thing. The violent anarchist antifa sect equals all others resisting the white supremacists especially the black folks of course.

There’s an old plan that they are using.

People aren’t recognizing the modern version.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:59:02pm

re: #63 FormerDirtDart

Really interesting and thanks for the info about that option versus on the ground.

I have a feeling it’s much worse than most think, chiefly for those cities outside of Houston. What day is this since land fall?
I just feel like there are swaths of folks still missing. I hope I’m wrong.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 7:59:45pm

re: #66 Stanley Sea

Mmhmm

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:00:35pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:01:16pm

re: #67 JordanRules

Really interesting and thanks for the info about that option versus on the ground.

I have a feeling it’s much worse than most think, chiefly for those cities outside of Houston. What day is this since land fall?
I just feel like there are swaths of folks still missing. I hope I’m wrong.

I have a bad feeling about what relief workers will find when the waters recede. There are tens of thousands of flooded vehicles and buildings that still can’t be checked.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:02:23pm

re: #67 JordanRules

Really interesting and thanks for the info about that option versus on the ground.

I have a feeling it’s much worse than most think, chiefly for those cities outside of Houston. What day is this since land fall?
I just feel like there are swaths of folks still missing. I hope I’m wrong.

I think it’s a week tomorrow since landfall. And, a week ago today flooding had already started

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:02:24pm

re: #63 FormerDirtDart

OK, if they’re doing this, either they’re having trouble getting ground logistics going, or the situation is dire. This assumes a much higher level of risk to aircraft and crews
So much safer to push fuel teams forward and establish local FARPs

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If you don’t have usable runways, in-flight refueling is your only option. This is not about food and supplies, it’s about rescuing stranded people who would otherwise drown or starve.

The maintenance on those Blackhawks will be hell to pay after this over, BTW.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:02:28pm

re: #69 electrotek

Dude, block that asshole and move on.

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:04:48pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

Dude, block that asshole and move on.

No shit. You can’t reason with a fanatic.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:05:21pm

re: #70 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Yes! Port Arthur was really scary and they were hit at a time where Houston had gotten tons of resources and then the military arrived and
kinda took over in the Beaumont, PA area and it just felt weird how it all went down. We know most folks didn’t evacuate prior and there is just so much ground to cover and so many people.

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William Lewis  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:08:14pm

re: #60 JordanRules

Oh yeah that’s definitely the thing. The violent anarchist antifa sect equals all others resisting the white supremacists especially the black folks of course.

Worse is the presumption​ that all Anti-fascism is the same or even that all antfa are the same.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:08:22pm

re: #72 austin_blue

I think by on the ground logistics FDD meant usable runways, not getting supplies to folks. Their mission has been pretty clear and it’s definitely life or death.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:09:00pm

re: #76 William Lewis

No doubt! I worded very carefully.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:09:24pm

re: #76 William Lewis

Worse is the presumption​ that all Anti-fascism is the same or even that all antfa are the same.

A violent group, no matter what their intentions, will dominate the story and smear those who might otherwise by sympathetic.

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William Lewis  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:10:05pm

re: #78 JordanRules

No doubt! I worded very carefully.

Oh, I know you did but there are quite a few that don’t, even around here.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:10:17pm

re: #74 austin_blue

No shit. You can’t reason with a fanatic.

Ever. Time spent.

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gocart mozart  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:10:24pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:10:48pm

re: #72 austin_blue

If you don’t have usable runways, in-flight refueling is your only option. This is not about food and supplies, it’s about rescuing stranded people who would otherwise drown or starve.

The maintenance on those Blackhawks will be hell to pay after this over, BTW.

You don’t need runways for helicopters. They are landing the rescued people somewhere, you don’t need any bigger space to set up a forward area refueling point. And, it’s less strenuous on the flight crew.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:11:27pm

Imagine what he could raise if someone worth $10 billion contributed.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:12:36pm

re: #79 Belafon

Yup same happens in every movement but I would not have smeared all civil rights activists in the 60s so I’m not going to do it now. They literally did the same thing with the NAACP and other groups that would now make folks clutch their pearls in disbelief. It’s the same shady playbook and the media doesn’t get a pass for it and allies should consider more nuance in my opinion.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:16:26pm

re: #85 JordanRules

Yup same happens in every movement but I would not have smeared all civil rights activists in the 60s so I’m not going to do it now. They literally did the same thing with the NAACP and other groups that would now make folks clutch their pearls in disbelief. It’s the same shady playbook and the media doesn’t get a pass for it and allies should consider more nuance in my opinion.

I wouldn’t expect you to, and most of us are smart enough not to smear all conservatives with the sovereign citizens groups (though it’s perfectly valid to go after them for not condemning those groups). But, it’s real easy, if you’re looking for a way to shift blame to groups you oppose, to lump them in with a violent group.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:19:11pm

From the small government goons comes big government to the rescue.

nbcnews.com

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:20:40pm
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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:21:20pm
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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:22:34pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

Dude, block that asshole and move on.

Muted the moron, no use dealing with someone that has internalized hatred of his own.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:22:53pm

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:23:29pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

GAHH

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:24:12pm

The guy in the middle is Lance Kennedy, a former far right student activist who’s now on the GOP national committee.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:25:33pm

re: #87 Belafon

I wouldn’t expect you to, and most of us are smart enough not to smear all conservatives with the sovereign citizens groups (though it’s perfectly valid to go after them for not condemning those groups). But, it’s real easy, if you’re looking for a way to shift blame to groups you oppose, to lump them in with a violent group.

Which is what they are doing.

Go back to Ferguson. The beginning. What horrific acts did those (mostly) young people do?

NONE

They showed up in tanks.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:26:18pm

re: #87 Belafon

Yeah, I understand. It’s so, so easy which is why it’s a go-to tactic of those playing the both sides game, time and time again.

And it works at eroding soft supporters. Honestly, in a post civil rights US, I’ve kinda left behind the soft supporters. I kinda see white discomfort as part of the evolution to becoming a strong anti-racist ally. I do think there are other groups who can absorb the soft supporters and allow them a comfortable space to help, but I don’t think that’s where a lot of meaningful change is going to happen.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:28:38pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

AJones throwing up his gang set I see.

Hmph. The leeway and power these folks get is absolutely stunning some days. Other days it’s just a Thursday where I’m reminded we have much work to do.

A more perfect union indeed.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:29:15pm

re: #97 JordanRules

Yeah, I understand. It’s so, so easy which is why it’s a go-to tactic of those playing the both sides game, time and time again.

And it works at eroding soft supporters. Honestly, in a post civil rights US, I’ve kinda left behind the soft supporters. I kinda see white discomfort as part of the evolution to becoming a strong anti-racist ally. I do think there are other groups who can absorb the soft supporters and allow them a comfortable space to help, but I don’t think that’s where a lot of meaningful change is going to happen.

Agree. And it’s why I think the left needs to vocally reject Antifa. If they support the causes the of equality and freedom, their attempts at violence it are hurting the cause. As someone pointed out earlier, though, they don’t seem to be supporting (small d) democratic causes as much as anarchy.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:31:34pm
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whitebeach  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:31:37pm

re: #97 JordanRules

Yeah, I understand. It’s so, so easy which is why it’s a go-to tactic of those playing the both sides game, time and time again.

And it works at eroding soft supporters. Honestly, in a post civil rights US, I’ve kinda left behind the soft supporters. I kinda see white discomfort as part of the evolution to becoming a strong anti-racist ally. I do think there are other groups who can absorb the soft supporters and allow them a comfortable space to help, but I don’t think that’s where a lot of meaningful change is going to happen.

Huh?

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wheat-dogg  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:33:29pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

Three Men in a Tub

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:33:44pm

re: #99 Belafon

That is a sect of them and having to constantly rebuke this feels a bit like respectability politics. I’m on the side that is for Equality and not killing other folks so yeah arrest ALL the folks committing violent acts. Like duh. That duh is not directed at you BTW :)

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:34:13pm

re: #64 JordanRules

Thanks Ivanka for making sure that your Father respects and supports women’s issues. Great job moderating his misogynistic tendencies.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:34:29pm

re: #99 Belafon

Pelosi did today.

Enough? The RWNJ enterprise want’s antifa.

What in the world would ever get through to them?

And to dissuade the antifa ready to rumble people? No idea.

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whitebeach  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:36:44pm

re: #99 Belafon

Agree. And it’s why I think the left needs to vocally reject Antifa. If they support the causes the of equality and freedom, their attempts at violence it are hurting the cause. As someone pointed out earlier, though, they don’t seem to be supporting (small d) democratic causes as much as anarchy.

It wouldn’t matter if “the left” staged massive anti-antifa rallies in every city, town, and hamlet in America. The wingnut media and the balance-fairy media would still peddle the equation left=antifa and vice versa.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:37:08pm

Good. East Texas KKK chapters are busy finding dry ground.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:38:18pm

re: #101 whitebeach

I’ll look for some pieces that may be able to explain it better than I can.
It was a consideration in some of the early BLM tactics. Remember the folks shouting black lives matter at plays and other very respectable and mainstream places. That’s part of it.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:38:20pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

“Donald Trump resists being handled,” said Roger Stone, a former Trump adviser and longtime confidant. “Nobody tells him who to see, who to listen to, what to read, what he can say.” Stone added, “General Kelly is trying to treat the president like a mushroom. Keeping him in the dark and feeding him shit is not going to work. Donald Trump is a free spirit.”

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:39:51pm

re: #105 Stanley Sea

Pelosi did today.

Enough? The RWNJ enterprise want’s antifa.

What in the world would ever get through to them?

And to dissuade the antifa ready to rumble people? No idea.

I don’t know how to stop them either. I think all you can do, when marching is keep them at a distance. And I know it doesn’t matter at some level, because those who want to accuse “those radical leftists” of violence aren’t going to reason through who’s actually calling it.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:39:58pm

re: #109 teleskiguy

Donald Trump takes all the brown acid he can lay his hands on.

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Belafon  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:40:36pm

re: #107 jaunte

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Good. East Texas KKK chapters are busy finding dry ground.

Sometimes, I wish the news would wait until after something is finished.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:40:52pm

re: #109 teleskiguy

Kelly should be ashamed of himself for getting involved with this White Supremacist regime.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:41:20pm

re: #112 Belafon

Yeah. Baltimore did it right IMO.

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William Lewis  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:41:48pm

re: #106 whitebeach

It wouldn’t matter if “the left” staged massive anti-antifa rallies in every city, town, and hamlet in America. The wingnut media and the balance-fairy media would still peddle the equation left=antifa and vice versa.

And it also wouldn’t matter if the went all Ghandi in their tactics, they’d still be the same in the press.

Personally I’d prefer to have them in reserve, as those willing to fight when (no, I don’t think “if”.) they’re needed but the young and righteous are rarely able to exercise patience.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:42:52pm

re: #113 Patricia Kayden

Kelly should be ashamed of himself for getting involved with this White Supremacist regime.

John Kelly is a white supremacist himself. He would have never taken the job if he wasn’t. He’s a slimy bastard just like the rest.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:43:02pm

re: #107 jaunte

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Good. East Texas KKK chapters are busy finding dry ground.

Wheeeeeeee! Perfect.

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:43:30pm

So right-wing idiots are now saying that Charlie Hebdo deserved what happened to them in 2015 because of their Hurricane Harvey cover. Wow.

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Kragar  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:43:30pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

Shocking
/// ad infinitatum

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retired cynic  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:45:11pm

OT: A day or so ago, I whined that there were images I couldn’t see on here, and on Facebook. Well, the images I can’t see here are Facebook images. I was told to disable my ad blocker, but I don’t have one. I googled Facebook fixes and was told to disable my ad blocker.

So I tried on Chrome and the images show up. But I don’t like Chrome, and want to stay on Safari. Anybody know anything about this? TIA!

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:45:20pm

re: #116 teleskiguy

Right! His record in this regime is not great at all.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:45:52pm

re: #108 JordanRules

I’ll look for some pieces that may be able to explain it better than I can.
It was a consideration in some of the early BLM tactics. Remember the folks shouting black lives matter at plays and other very respectable and mainstream places. That’s part of it.

Demonstrators ‘disrupt’ STL symphony singing a ‘Requiem for Mike Brown’

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whitebeach  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:46:47pm

re: #108 JordanRules

I’ll look for some pieces that may be able to explain it better than I can.
It was a consideration in some of the early BLM tactics. Remember the folks shouting black lives matter at plays and other very respectable and mainstream places. That’s part of it.

I respect your hopefulness but just can’t agree. Let me know when they “start shouting black lives matter” at NFL games, NASCAR races, and Trump rallies. The truth is that in America from 1492 to this day, and though I hope not, probably that long into the future, “white discomfort” means only one thing for minorities here, and it is not the rise of a “strong anti-racist ally.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:48:39pm

re: #110 Belafon

I don’t know how to stop them either. I think all you can do, when marching is keep them at a distance. And I know it doesn’t matter at some level, because those who want to accuse “those radical leftists” of violence aren’t going to reason through who’s actually calling it.

I mean, at this point (for me, others’ mileage may vary), it’s about actions that I take that I can live with.

Am I comfortable being in a group and/or near a group that would strike first? No. Am I comfortable being in a group and/or in an area where people are attacking unarmed individuals past the point where resistance is being offered in return? No. Are there people who call themselves antifa - and let’s be very clear, this was a term in use well before Trump and there is a reason I distinguish between them and the general protests on the left that have happened since Trump, because words have meaning - who would do both those things? Absolutely.

Others may be more comfortable with violence as the tactic of first resort rather than last. That’s their decision. But I have to live with the decisions I make and the consequences of them.

Are other people going to interpret my decisions according to their own biases and agendas? Probably. But while I can consider that when I’m making them, it doesn’t change the truth of what my decisions mean.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:48:49pm

re: #118 electrotek

So right-wing idiots are now saying that Charlie Hebdo deserved what happened to them in 2015 because of their Hurricane Harvey cover. Wow.

Funny, they loved Charlie Hebdo when they mocked Muslims. FWIW I found both what they did now and then tacky and wrong but what happened two years ago was unquestionably wrong.

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:49:33pm

re: #83 FormerDirtDart

You don’t need runways for helicopters. They are landing the rescued people somewhere, you don’t need any bigger space to set up a forward area refueling point. And, it’s less strenuous on the flight crew.

Yes, my point exactly. But running those Blackhawks continuously is going to be dicey. They may very well lose one or two over the next couple of weeks.

Yesterday when we landed in Austin, there were eight Blackhawks on the pad. I saw at least ten more fly over town from Ft. John Bell Hood to stage at Austin/Bergstrom, today.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:49:37pm

re: #116 teleskiguy

John Kelly is a white supremacist himself. He would have never taken the job if he wasn’t. He’s a slimy bastard just like the rest.

Yeah no sympathy for Kelly at all.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:50:23pm

re: #118 electrotek

So right-wing idiots are now saying that Charlie Hebdo deserved what happened to them in 2015 because of their Hurricane Harvey cover. Wow.

They’re provoked by people whose business is provocation?

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:51:13pm

re: #123 whitebeach

Ahh okay, I gotcha. Catch me on a certain days and I’m more prone to agree with you and lots of folks do. I guess it is hopefulness. If there is anything incremental happening for the better (and I think there is), maybe changing that reaction for some folks is part of it.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:51:17pm

re: #118 electrotek

re: #120 retired cynic

I always want to respond. Even though I’m no help.

Good luck!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:52:19pm

re: #128 jaunte

They’re provoked by people whose business is provocation?

Almost like they’re some kind of flakes. Now if only I can remember the type.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:52:21pm

How many days does Kelly have left, based on Trump’s record?

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:52:53pm

re: #132 jaunte

How many days does Kelly have left, based on Trump’s record?

One, maybe two scaramuccis.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:53:19pm

re: #133 teleskiguy

“An Italian Fortnight”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:53:45pm

re: #133 teleskiguy

One, maybe two scaramuccis.

Plus one for using Scarmucci as a time measure.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:54:11pm

re: #134 jaunte

“An Italian Fortnight”

“Half of Bannon.”

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:54:41pm

When do we go back on Daylight Savings Scaramucci?

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:55:55pm

This guy

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:56:49pm

re: #138 DodgerFan1988

Joe’s Stolen Valor Citizenship.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:58:29pm

re: #138 DodgerFan1988

This guy

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Hey Joe, you know what’s also a law, child support, get bent you white supremacist fucktard.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:59:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:59:08pm

re: #139 jaunte

Joe’s Stolen Valor Citizenship.

In a just world, Joe would have been born a slug. I’m

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scottslemmons  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:59:16pm

Don’t know if links to Facebook show up here — if not, I’ll delete it.

Facebook Post

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 31, 2017 • 8:59:20pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:00:28pm

re: #138 DodgerFan1988

There’s probably a twitter deal for well known’s - they get paid by response

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:01:05pm

re: #141 Stanley Sea

We need a museum of Weird Stuff Harvey Allowed Us To Ditch.

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:01:24pm

re: #125 HappyWarrior

Funny, they loved Charlie Hebdo when they mocked Muslims. FWIW I found both what they did now and then tacky and wrong but what happened two years ago was unquestionably wrong.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:02:29pm

re: #143 scottslemmons

Don’t know if links to Facebook show up here — if not, I’ll delete it.

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Reminds me of my brother’s point about Spencer and how Spencer thinks liberalism and its emphasis on universal equality is boring. “You’re not edgy, you’re just an asshole.”

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:03:31pm

Beth Yeshurun

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:03:55pm

re: #147 electrotek

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Surprised with Paul’s consistency there. Steve OTOH can piss up a role. CH’s cover sucked but that doesn’t excuse a damn thing.

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:04:52pm

re: #116 teleskiguy

John Kelly is a white supremacist himself. He would have never taken the job if he wasn’t. He’s a slimy bastard just like the rest.

I’m going to call “foul” on this comment. It has no context other than opinion. John Kelly is a decorated Marine warrior who has put himself into a position where he believes he can best serve his country. He probably won’t be successful, but at least he is giving it a go.

Being accused of being a white supremacist? I don’t think name calling is the least of his concerns. Avoiding nuclear war? Yeah, that’s a thing.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:04:57pm

re: #149 jaunte

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Beth Yeshurun

On Allen Parkway.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:05:25pm

9 PM here in Los Angeles and 90 degress still here in Koreatown…

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BeachDem  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:06:59pm

re: #33 The Vicious Babushka

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So what do we call Yam Jr.’s $100,000 plus expenses upcoming 1/2 hour gig at UNT?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:07:27pm

re: #154 BeachDem

So what do we call Yam Jr.’s $100,000 plus expenses upcoming 1/2 hour gig at UNT?

Capitalism obviously.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:08:17pm

re: #151 austin_blue

John Kelly’s Promotion Is a Disaster for Immigrants
In just six months, Kelly turned DHS into a deportation machine

thenation.com

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freetoken  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:08:46pm

re: #153 Joe Bacon 🌹

Warm down here too, just not quite as much. During the day we’ve had some light sprinkles come by, and the clouds cooled things down.

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Jay C  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:09:31pm

re: #149 jaunte

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Beth Yeshurun

Not clear which is the “before” and which is “after”. Flooded and normal, or flooded and receded?

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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:10:10pm

re: #153 Joe Bacon 🌹

9 PM here in Los Angeles and 90 degress still here in Koreatown…

I’m over the hill. Brutal.

Insane thunderstorm today - everything is dried already - but wham it was weird

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:10:36pm

re: #158 Jay C

Left is “before.” Normally the cemetery is almost 20 feet above water level.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:10:53pm

re: #151 austin_blue

Facts

-As the General in charge of the Guantanamo Bay Detention facility, Kelly publicly criticized efforts to close Guantanamo and was accused by Obama Administration officials of working to undermine the President’s efforts to close the facility.

-Opposed and publicly criticized the integration of women into military ground combat units, arguing it would lead to lower standards.

-Defended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques”, such as waterboarding and rectal feeding. Kelly went on to dismiss the criticisms of human rights groups as “foolishness”.

-Testified in support of an officer caught urinating on talibani corpses.

-Supports the imprisonment of terror suspects without trial.

-Criticized by Amnesty International for his “unsafe and inhumane” treatment of Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike to protest their imprisonment.

-Supports the war on drugs and opposes legalization or decriminalization of any drugs, including marijuana.

-A proponent of border security, Kelly believes that “no wall will work by itself” and has warned about the “existential threat” that unchecked migration poses for the nation.

aclu.org

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petesh  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:13:50pm

re: #143 scottslemmons

Thanks for that. Limousine liberals always were the worst.

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:14:27pm

re: #156 JordanRules

thenation.com

Yes. He was directed to do a job and he did it.

Granted, “Good Nazi” and all that, but it was within the legal capabilities of existing law. So not a “Good Nazi” situation. Who would you rather have trying to put a damper on Drumpf? Sheriff Clarke?

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:16:39pm

Texans have short-term memories:

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:18:49pm

re: #163 austin_blue

We’ll probably just agree to disagree on this one. I believe he believes in that mission and could have done things a lot differently if he wanted to. Hell, slowing it down would’ve helped marginalized folks. He did this shit with “all deliberate speed”.

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petesh  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:19:21pm

re: #163 austin_blue

Yes. He was directed to do a job and he did it.

Granted, “Good Nazi” and all that, but it was within the legal capabilities of existing law. So not a “Good Nazi” situation. Who would you rather have trying to put a damper on Drumpf? Sheriff Clarke?

1. Hell, no.
2. There is no damper on Drumf. He’s proving that, day by day. This is a rare occasion when I actually support heightening the contradictions; but he’s doing that all by himself, therefore on our side the contradictions are best heightened by avoiding low blows, being terribly nice, and simultaneously (in the most gentle tones) calling a fucking lie a lie, and doing so every fucking day. Specifically, Kelly is small fry and let’s not waste the ammunition.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:20:27pm

John Kelly is a racist. That’s not an opinion.

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:26:18pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

aclu.org

Did I say he was a saint? Who would you rather have as Drumpf’s Chief of Staff?

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petesh  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:26:34pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

John Kelly is a racist. That’s not an opinion.

Agreed. If Trump goes, he goes and good riddance. If Kelly goes, Trump might stay (or not). I want 100% presidential responsibility. I don’t even care if some parts of the blame really belong elsewhere. Anyone may feel free to quote me: Trump must go.

(I think I may have heard that — “Trump must go” — somewhere else. If anyone knows the original source, do please point me to it.)

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:27:44pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

“Kelly has suggested “expediting” removals by bypassing immigration courts altogether. Since Kelly took over and suggested that ICE expand a program which effectively deputizes local law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws, the program has nearly doubled its number of participating law enforcement agencies. The program, known as 287(g), was abused by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to racially profile Latinx people in Maricopa County, Arizona; on Monday, ICE announced 18 new “partnerships” with police departments in Texas.

So, despite the respect he has from both parties, Kelly is right at home with Trump. Even more than that, he’s proven himself to be ruthlessly efficient at a time when most of the executive branch is mired in dysfunction.
theoutline.com

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whitebeach  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:30:01pm

re: #143 scottslemmons

Don’t know if links to Facebook show up here — if not, I’ll delete it.

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Whatever anybody here thinks about antifa, you need to read this. Don’t have to agree with any or all of it, but read it.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:30:10pm

It’s all I got, for now, on the new hashtag game.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:30:16pm

re: #39 freetoken

Notice how the Fox Babes look very much like Adnan Oktar’s babes?

Not quite as much “cosmetic enhancement” and slightly less pancake makeup, but yeah.

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petesh  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:30:19pm

re: #170 jaunte

Yeah, but all the insiders (and you and me) know that Kelly has no ultimate control over his boss, and the realization is spread that blame for the bad shit lies with the big cheese.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:31:53pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:32:22pm

re: #168 austin_blue

Who would you rather have as Drumpf’s Chief of Staff?

Al Franken.

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electrotek  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:32:46pm
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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:33:03pm

re: #176 teleskiguy

*snort, chortle*

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:33:27pm

re: #177 electrotek

“the whole fucking country on his hands”

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austin_blue  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:34:45pm

Good discussion. I’ll take the hits, because I believe Kelly really believes (despite all his warts, which are huge) that he is doing the right thing by trying to be of use to this (ahem) President. He’ll be gone in a month, so the argument is probably moot.

Night, Lizards. Sweet dreams and have some hope that the R’s in Congress believe that the fourth largest city in America is worth rebuilding.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:34:47pm

re: #179 jaunte

“the whole fucking country on his hands”

WHATEVER YOUR A LIBTARD

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whitebeach  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:35:35pm

re: #179 jaunte

“the whole fucking country on his hands”

Gonna need some bigger hands.

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retired cynic  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:35:48pm

re: #179 jaunte

“the whole fucking country on his hands”

Vice versa, I’d say.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:36:04pm

What an asshole.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:36:10pm

re: #182 whitebeach

He’s already at a deficit.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:36:16pm

He got the whole fucking county
ON HIS HANDS
He got the little bitty babies
ON HIS HANDS

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BeachDem  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:36:25pm

re: #143 scottslemmons

Don’t know if links to Facebook show up here — if not, I’ll delete it.

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Brilliant.

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William Lewis  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:39:37pm

re: #171 whitebeach

Yes, lots of Truth there but most people don’t want to understand that the Nazis want to kill or that too many of the police are on their side. In the end violence will happen. How we respond is the question.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:39:51pm

Photographers, this is fascinating stuff.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:41:42pm

Look at the blue where Harvey just reduced the heat in the gulf.

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danarchy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:41:44pm

re: #143 scottslemmons

Don’t know if links to Facebook show up here — if not, I’ll delete it.

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All well and good when they are standing up to nazis, my problem is they do the same shit at G20 meetings or WTO meetings. They are anarchists who happen to be having a stopped clock moment, not good guys standing up for those who can’t.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:43:44pm

re: #191 danarchy

All well and good when they are standing up to nazis, my problem is they do the same shit at G20 meetings or WTO meetings. They are anarchists who happen to be having a stopped clock moment, not good guys standing up for those who can’t.

The enemy of my enemy is potentially useful, but not necessarily my friend.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:45:49pm

re: #190 jaunte

Look at the blue where Harvey just reduced the heat in the gulf.

Physically, tropical lows are probably the most efficient heat engines we know of. They suck up heat at the center of circulation and disperse that heat in every direction 360°.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:46:20pm

re: #168 austin_blue

Did I say he was a saint? Who would you rather have as Drumpf’s Chief of Staff?

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:47:50pm

I mean, from what I see on the intertoobs, the pro meteorologists are seriously spooked by Irma.

To tell you the truth, I’m fucking spooked by Irma.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:48:11pm

re: #143 scottslemmons

Folks, please spread this far and wide.

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I cannot.  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:54:35pm

re: #195 teleskiguy

Any links to particular weathernerds for us to follow?

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:55:45pm
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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 9:58:39pm

re: #198 jaunte

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:01:03pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:03:49pm

91 year old David Cullen being rescued in Katy, Texas.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:08:15pm

re: #197 I cannot.

Start with @wxdam, go from there.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:08:42pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:11:14pm

re: #201 Dave In Austin

jfc

And great ending.

It just shocks me to see.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:21:22pm

There’s a showdown for fundy football dominance coming this weekend!

The Liberty Flames will open the season at the Baylor Bears.

Baylor is much the greater football power, though it is not as large an institution as Liberty. It is also not as pure in fundy terms.

Like the President of the United States at Army-Navy games, Jesus will reportedly swap sidelines at halftime.

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jaunte  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:22:24pm

re: #205 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I’ve frequently wondered how He handles the conflicting demands.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:23:32pm

re: #206 jaunte

The backlog has to stretch back centuries.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:23:35pm

So the beginning of this dispatch from the local Houston news spawned a hilarious viral tweet. Comments under the tweet are great too.

Water Rescue Volunteer: ‘Just helping out Americans’

click2houston.com

I really do love it…just helping out Americans.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:41:48pm

re: #208 JordanRules

So the beginning of this dispatch from the local Houston news spawned a hilarious viral tweet. Comments under the tweet are great too.

click2houston.com

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I really do love it…just helping out Americans.

I would totally watch a movie starring that reporter and Colleen Dagg (the lady who calmly took her shoes off before beating that other racist lady’s ass) where they travel the country giving flawless daps and beating the shit out of bigots.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:44:22pm

re: #209 goddamnedfrank

LMAO!!!!
I’m buying the popcorn.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:44:32pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:49:37pm

re: #211 JordanRules

Only in Texas. 😀

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William Lewis  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:51:21pm

re: #211 JordanRules

First time I have seen one of those things do something useful.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 31, 2017 • 10:57:40pm

re: #212 teleskiguy

Only in Texas. 😀

Here they would use monster tractors.

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:14:50pm

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹

Here they would use monster tractors.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:18:36pm

Here it is folks, something broke in the lower unit! We lost power and was at the mercy of the swift water! #fuckyouharvey #hurricaneharvey #hurricaneharvey2017 #texasstrong #texaswillmakeit

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:26:48pm

This might work as well:

Monster Smart

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:37:38pm

re: #217 Anymouse 🌹

That Smart will never be Bigfoot.

TRIBUTE Bigfoot Monster Truck King of Kings

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:38:52pm

Well shit, there’s another thing I’ll never see.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:43:19pm

re: #218 teleskiguy

That Smart will never be Bigfoot.

That Bigfoot will never be the real Bigfoot (Sasquatch, which my autocorrect wants to turn to Saskatchewan):

Top 15 Most Convincing Bigfoot Sightings Caught on Tape

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teleskiguy  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:43:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:46:14pm

“I sass Sasquatch in Saskatchewan” would be a real tongue twister.

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JordanRules  Aug 31, 2017 • 11:52:09pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:02:39am

re: #106 whitebeach

It wouldn’t matter if “the left” staged massive anti-antifa rallies in every city, town, and hamlet in America. The wingnut media and the balance-fairy media would still peddle the equation left=antifa and vice versa.

that equation allows them to advance their “bad people on both sides” argument, which is vital in denying the fact that fascism and white supremacism are simply anathema to American values, and that any normal American should be anti-fascist and anti-white supremacist.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:06:22am

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

that equation allows them to advance their “bad people on both sides” argument, which is vital in denying the fact that fascism and white supremacism are simply anathema to American values, and that any normal American should be anti-fascist and anti-white supremacist.

Yup. A fellow two towns over decided to silently march up and down Broadway in Scottsbluff carrying a protest sign. Alone. Not causing trouble.

That drew fire in the regional paper’s letters section, talking about how “no one is going to listen to the violent left until they cease their violent actions.”

I was unaware that carrying a protest sign was “violent action.” The right wing will draw those arguments regardless of who does what; violent jerks give them good video for their outrage, but a single guy’s photo splashed across the front page of the newspaper carrying a sign will flip the outrage meter to eleven just as well.

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teleskiguy  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:07:29am

GOES16 is a wonderful satellite. By golly, that’s some kind of observation.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:09:55am
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teleskiguy  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:14:48am

re: #228 JordanRules

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:15:16am

re: #227 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I’m not sure why Facebook posts show up as a narrow white bar that says “Facebook post” on my computer. Perhaps Facebook is on to me.

Today’s guinea pig video for Aminah (Curious Lurker):

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teleskiguy  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:22:10am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:45:36am

re: #230 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not sure why Facebook posts show up as a narrow white bar that says “Facebook post” on my computer. Perhaps Facebook is on to me.

Today’s guinea pig video for Aminah (Curious Lurker):

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Don’t know how to show Facebook when it won’t cooperate, but here’s a screencap;

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Kragar  Sep 1, 2017 • 1:09:03am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 1:15:14am

re: #233 Kragar

Texas Republican turns down donated blankets, beds, manpower from Canada — he wants prayers instead

All I need is Jesus and a soggy cardboard box…

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MsJ  Sep 1, 2017 • 2:17:21am

re: #113 Patricia Kayden

Kelly should be ashamed of himself for getting involved with this White Supremacist regime.

Kelly supports this administration. I see him as one of them. There is no shame for any of these people. They are all horrible. Kelly included.

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I cannot.  Sep 1, 2017 • 2:44:48am

So…I was reading Twitter to increase my despair for the future, and I’ve noticed that the current thing on the right is to post pictures of effeminate/cross-dressed etc people along with Antifa, and say that THOSE people are Antifa without the mask…

Do they not realize that they are making themselves look infinitely pathetic, using their own worldview?

I mean their worldview is Tough Guy>Normal Guy>”sissies”…where do they rank themselves when the “sissies” literally chased their heavily armed manly-man ass down the street?

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 2:50:55am

Okay, this is weird. We don’t have any Whole Foods Markets anywhere within a couple hundred miles of us, so I can’t verify this.

Whaddya Know? Whole Foods Already Selling “Farm Fresh Amazon Electronics” (Goes to Alternet)

I stopped by the store to see what had changed. In addition to a few discounts — organic apples went from $2.99 to $1.99 per pound — I noticed a big display in the middle of the produce section.

“Farm Fresh,” it read. “Just Picked.”

What agricultural product was this ad for? Amazon Echo — a wireless speaker.

Presumably, Amazon grew the electronic devices on a nearby farm and, once ripe, harvested them off the vine and shipped them to the produce aisle in my local Whole Foods.

(more at Alternet)

The writer goes on to bash other examples of “Farm Fresh” used as a marketing tool, such as wool socks. (Wool comes from sheep, made into socks, sold in a store, voila! Farm fresh socks.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 2:54:52am

re: #236 I cannot.

Thank you for reminding me again why I do not go anywhere near Twitter.

It is important for the right to associate anyone who is anti-fascist and anti-white supremacist with antifa so that it fits their “both sides” narrative.

antifas are jerks, but at least they are opposed to fascism and white supremacism

there are no redeeming features to the latter groups

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 2:58:34am

re: #238 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Thank you for reminding me again why I do not go anywhere near Twitter.

It is important for the right to associate anyone who is anti-fascist and anti-white supremacist with antifa so that it fits their “both sides” narrative.

antifas are jerks, but at least they are opposed to fascism and white supremacism

there are no redeeming features to the latter groups

There are some redeeming qualities on Twitter, such as guinea pigs and Neil deGrasse Tyson. (I wonder how the astrophysicist would feel about being compared to a cavy.)

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I cannot.  Sep 1, 2017 • 3:02:48am

re: #238 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There ARE good things on Twitter, and there are bad things too. Bunnies, kittehs, bad jokes, nerd stuff, its just a matter of finding the right people to follow.

I mean, I never would have discovered a plan to use a homebuilt laser-tank as the beginning of a plan that would lead to you fighting Elon Musk in a giant mech-suit over possession of the moon without Twitter…

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I cannot.  Sep 1, 2017 • 3:34:15am
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MsJ  Sep 1, 2017 • 3:35:19am

re: #150 HappyWarrior

Surprised with Paul’s consistency there. Steve OTOH can piss up a role. CH’s cover sucked but that doesn’t excuse a damn thing.

I’m fairly certain that Steve is being sarcastic. I could be wrong, and often am, but that doesn’t sound like his timeline or follows indicates.

Sarcasm online is s bitch sometimes.

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MsJ  Sep 1, 2017 • 3:39:17am

re: #151 austin_blue

I’m going to call “foul” on this comment. It has no context other than opinion. John Kelly is a decorated Marine warrior who has put himself into a position where he believes he can best serve his country. He probably won’t be successful, but at least he is giving it a go.

Being accused of being a white supremacist? I don’t think name calling is the least of his concerns. Avoiding nuclear war? Yeah, that’s a thing.

Completely disagree. He took the top spot at Homeland Security knowing trump wanted to build the wall. Knowing trump calls Mexicans rapists. You don’t take these positions without being part of the choir.

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MsJ  Sep 1, 2017 • 3:42:06am

re: #163 austin_blue

Yes. He was directed to do a job and he did it.

Granted, “Good Nazi” and all that, but it was within the legal capabilities of existing law. So not a “Good Nazi” situation. Who would you rather have trying to put a damper on Drumpf? Sheriff Clarke?

You just quashed your own argument.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 3:42:14am

re: #243 MsJ

Completely disagree. He took the top spot at Homeland Security knowing trump wanted to build the wall. Knowing trump calls Mexicans rapists. You don’t take these positions without being part of the choir.

As Austin Blue notes, John Kelly is a decorated Marine.

Although it’s anecdotal, in my time in the military, I ran into a whole lot of bigots. (Something about the military is drawn from society in general.)

John Kelly also took the job knowing that Trump had no idea what the nuclear triad is, presumably knew about Trump’s legal cases involving racism and fraud, his calls to lock up political adversaries, &c.

Nope, I don’t give Kelly a pass. He went in eyes wide shut.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 1, 2017 • 3:56:52am

re: #125 HappyWarrior

Funny, they loved Charlie Hebdo when they mocked Muslims. FWIW I found both what they did now and then tacky and wrong but what happened two years ago was unquestionably wrong.

Yep. Their hypocrisy is duly noted. I didn’t like CH’s anti-Muslim cartoons and don’t like their Hurricane Harvey cartoon but that’s my problem because they can do as they please. But I’m not a hypocrite about it.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:01:51am

re: #161 teleskiguy

Wow. Kelly is worse than I thought.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:16:49am

Well, I’m off to bed. Catch y’all later… .

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:42:21am

My daughter shared this video on FB showing how her in-laws and others in Houston are helping their neighbors and community.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:46:40am

Morning Everybody.

The rain from Harvey has made its way up here. Going to get at least a few inches through the day. Glad that so many people are sending things that are more tangible and useful than just prayers to Texas.

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meteor  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:49:31am

re: #241 I cannot.

Squee.

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meteor  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:50:30am

re: #233 Kragar

Asshole needs to be impeached.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:53:37am

“Heeling fast” like a sailboat that’s about to tip over and capsize.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:57:26am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

“Heeling fast” like a sailboat that’s about to tip over and capsize.

That is not the first time that he has made that common misspelling and although it was corrected the first time around, it has obviously not sunk in…

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 1, 2017 • 4:59:38am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is not the first time that he has made that common misspelling and although it was corrected the first time around, it has obviously not sunk in…

Maybe he uses autocomplete

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:03:53am

re: #236 I cannot.

So…I was reading Twitter to increase my despair for the future, and I’ve noticed that the current thing on the right is to post pictures of effeminate/cross-dressed etc people along with Antifa, and say that THOSE people are Antifa without the mask…

Do they not realize that they are making themselves look infinitely pathetic, using their own worldview?

I mean their worldview is Tough Guy>Normal Guy>”sissies”…where do they rank themselves when the “sissies” literally chased their heavily armed manly-man ass down the street?

Sounds homophobic. Not surprising since the alt-right movement appears to be as bigoted as regular Conservatives when it comes to sexual orientation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:08:22am

re: #256 Patricia Kayden

Sounds homophobic. Not surprising since the alt-right movement appears to be as bigoted as regular Conservatives when it comes to sexual orientation.

they cling to whatever arbitrary stereotypes are associated with masculinity.

because they understand absolutely nothing about what it truly means to be masculine

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jeffreyw  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:26:26am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:28:34am

Wake up to find out another comic genius has passed away—RIP Shelley Berman 😰

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Dave In Austin  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:31:28am
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dangerman  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:34:46am

Could an Accountant Take Down Trump? goes to electoral-vote.com

It has been widely reported that Paul Manafort received at least $12.7 million from Ukrainian sources and possibly as much as $100 million. If he received that money, stashed it away in off-shore bank accounts, and failed to file form FinCEN 114, he could be nailed for that crime, much as Al Capone was never convicted or murder and racketeering, but was convicted of tax evasion.

this is why certain people’s (or entity) tax returns need to be handled with care.

a tax return with literally three numbers could take quite some time to actually prepare.
it’s one thing to know how to calculate the right numbers. it’s another to know where to put them.

and it’s a third, much bigger thing to comply with all the disclosures on tax and information returns.

the penalties for perjury, under which a return is signed, can be significant even if the tax is calculated correctly. think:

- contributions
- auto expense or home office disclosures
- and yes, foreign bank accounts, etc.

it’s all those yes/know, check the box questions that can bite back very hard some time down the road

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:42:14am

So…..it’s a chilly Friday afternoon here. Watching Kommisar Rex. Seems like a plan.

en.wikipedia.org

What’s shown here is the Austro-Italian production of the show.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:54:40am

Lousy job numbers and a skyrocketing unemployment rate under Trump.

(see how easy it is wingnuts?)

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:56:06am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Trump’s threatening to go back down to Texas to promote heeling. He’s gotta grab them by the bootstraps after all.

Seriously though, Trump’s continually lying to the American people about the disaster response and what can and should be done. While Abbott is lying to Trump and saying things are going great, the response on the ground shows that there’s massive issues - like the lack of potable water across much of SE Texas and the greater Houston area. There’s the environmental disaster that will become apparent as the water recedes.

And Trump hasn’t picked anyone to replace Kelly as head of DHS. The federal department responsible for disaster response and domestic security doesn’t have a permanent head since Kelly was taken on as Chief of Staff. You can’t have a truly concerted effort to do disaster relief when you don’t have people in place to do the goddamned work.

Trump and the GOP have steadfast in their intention to devolve federal disaster relief to the states and localities, and we’ve repeatedly seen disasters overwhelm state and local efforts because natural disasters are like that - they’re wide area events that make it impossible for a single state or even a group of states to cope.

If this is Trump’s response with Harvey, just wait til when Irma decides to rear its ugly head and slam into the East Coast. It’s already a Cat 3 with 115 max sustained winds and its pressure is at 968mb; the track takes it towards the East Coast. The track is moving to give a crack at the Carolinas, but the storm strength seems to indicate it remaining a strong Cat 3 or a Cat 4 storm around the time it could make landfall.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 5:57:26am

Meanwhile the convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza thinks that George Soros should be tried for being complicit in Nazi crimes. He was nine fucking years old. Even Frank Luntz had to take Dinesh behind the woodshed for this one…

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:08:35am

A humorous moment in a world of hurt:

Justice Sotomayor holds court in the Judge’s Chamber at Yankee Stadium.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:09:55am

re: #265 lawhawk

Meanwhile the convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza thinks that George Soros should be tried for being complicit in Nazi crimes. He was nine fucking years old. Even Frank Luntz had to take Dinesh behind the woodshed for this one…

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I’ve had it with that lying wing nut welfare queen! Reported that threat to Twitter!

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:12:54am

re: #267 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s not a threat. It’s not even wishful thinking. It’s standard issue right wing canards and bullshit.

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Jay C  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:17:09am

re: #265 lawhawk

Meanwhile the convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza thinks that George Soros should be tried for being complicit in Nazi crimes. He was nine fucking years old. Even Frank Luntz had to take Dinesh behind the woodshed for this one…

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I wonder why anybody even bothers to pay any attention to Dinesh D’Souza anymore? Like his ex-GF Ann Coulter, he’s one of those “conservative thinkers” who have long since utterly given up on the “thinking” part, and devolved into a running joke: capable only of posting stupid nasty shit on Twitter and Facebook, and trying to palm it off as “provocative”, when all it is is just stupid and nasty.
I know that “ignore it and it will go away” doesn’t always work with professional trolls: but seriously: shouldn’t we give a try with D’Souza?

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dangerman  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:19:01am

also this article “Legal challenge to Arpaio pardon begins” in the washington post (h/t electoral-vote)

is very interesting, to a non-lawyer
there are some smart lawyer-types out there (and here too)

sorted by most liked, many of the comments are cogent and thought provoking

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:19:22am
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freetoken  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:22:03am

Warming up pretty quickly here. Was so nice and cool around 4am, but the first hint of the sun and blammo, there goes the temps.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:22:11am

re: #271 lawhawk

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Cain would say that. He’s a bigot too. The beneficiaries of DACA are as American as you and me. This is their home.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:23:04am

re: #266 lawhawk

A humorous moment in a world of hurt:

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Justice Sotomayor holds court in the Judge’s Chamber at Yankee Stadium.

I can forgive Sotomayor for being a Yankee fan since she’s a great judge.

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freetoken  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:23:42am

Now the NWS is predicting a high around 104F. They’ve upped the forecast for today compared to just 24 hours ago.

Hopefully the remnants of Lidia will be here soon.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:24:07am

re: #265 lawhawk

Meanwhile the convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza thinks that George Soros should be tried for being complicit in Nazi crimes. He was nine fucking years old. Even Frank Luntz had to take Dinesh behind the woodshed for this one…

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Dinesh really is fucking stupid. How he got to be President of an university even a wingnut one is amazing.

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fern01  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:24:38am

re: #255 The Vicious Babushka

Maybe he uses autocomplete

He is the president of the United States - and he doesn’t check before he sends a message to the country? or alternatively he doesn’t know the difference between heel and heal. Either option presents a fool to the world.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:24:47am

re: #274 HappyWarrior

You’re forgiven…

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:26:43am

re: #277 fern01

He is the president of the United States - and he doesn’t check before he sends a message to the country? or alternatively he doesn’t know the difference between heel and heal. Either option presents a fool to the world.

None on his staff seems to know basic grammar/spelling/spell check/copyediting or proofreading.

Every week we’ve seen examples of all aspects of this regime screw up on the basics of public pronouncements. Getting names or titles of officials wrong. Identifying wrong countries for foreign officials. Typos.

All of it goes to basic competency, and Trump doesn’t care about any of it.

There isn’t a professional among the bunch.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:28:52am

re: #278 lawhawk

You’re forgiven…

Haha. TBH it’s softened in recent years. I was lucky to catch a game at the old stadium before it closed.

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fern01  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:31:47am

re: #279 lawhawk

There isn’t a professional among the bunch.

Government by people who don’t believe in government. The incompetence is there for all the world to see.

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BlueGrl21  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:31:53am

Waking up in the beautiful, beautiful hot sun.

I don’t have a problem with the Charlie Hebdo cartoon precisely because I know it isn’t true.

This is a liberal Democratic city, the most diverse in the country. Charlie Hebdo doesn’t know that. It’s fine. Lots of people see, “Texas, but not Austin,” and assume that about Houston.

It only stings and angers when it’s true. It’s not true for us and we have more important things to focus on. The people getting into rage are identifying with the cartoon, either as part of their OWN white supremacy or being outraged on our behalf. We don’t need defending. We need homes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:32:42am

I mean it’s not about the spelling errors in themselves. It’s about being professional. My boss will notice duplicate periods for our small business newsletter. So yeah I think Trump’s team should be catching if he uses a homophone. We all make these mistakes for sure but the WH should be held to a higher standard.

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I cannot.  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:39:12am

re: #283 HappyWarrior

I go into fast food places and I’m like “hey, y’know your sign is messed up” to some teenage clerk even when I’m not buying anything there.

Now imagine how I feel when my country is doing that to its official communications.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:40:43am

re: #283 HappyWarrior

I mean it’s not about the spelling errors in themselves. It’s about being professional. My boss will notice duplicate periods for our small business newsletter. So yeah I think Trump’s team should be catching if he uses a homophone. We all make these mistakes for sure but the WH should be held to a higher standard.


THE PRESIDENT USES HOMPHONES!!!

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:41:25am

re: #272 freetoken

Same here. Peak heat today they say. Over 100 for about the next week in my zip code. Glad DWP had fair electricity rates. Still gonna bite the budget though.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:42:11am

re: #283 HappyWarrior

Copy editing in official government work is critical. Misplaced or misworded documents have serious consequences. When you’re the president, words matter.

An extreme example - but one that is relevant to this day goes to the inclusion of the word “the” in United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 in reference to the withdrawal from land(s) captured during the 1967 Six Day War. If you say the land captured (as French translation indicates), that indicates all the land captured needs to be returned. If you omit the, then you can argue that not all land must be returned.

That a straight talking reactionary know-nothing has problems with basic English and grammar, and requires this much exposition to get to a point shows how much damage he’s doing.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:45:34am

re: #287 lawhawk

Copy editing in official government work is critical. Misplaced or misworded documents have serious consequences. When you’re the president, words matter.

An extreme example - but one that is relevant to this day goes to the inclusion of the word “the” in United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 in reference to the withdrawal from land(s) captured during the 1967 Six Day War. If you say the land captured (as French translation indicates), that indicates all the land captured needs to be returned. If you omit the, then you can argue that not all land must be returned.

That a straight talking reactionary know-nothing has problems with basic English and grammar, and requires this much exposition to get to a point shows how much damage he’s doing.

Exactly.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:46:48am

Drone footage from Rockport showing the devastation along the coast. The entire area is just wrecked. Even structures that look somewhat intact have had flood/surge damage.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:51:37am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:54:06am

re: #290 lawhawk

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The kindness of strangers.

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BlueGrl21  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:57:10am

re: #284 I cannot.

I go into fast food places and I’m like “hey, y’know your sign is messed up” to some teenage clerk even when I’m not buying anything there.

Now imagine how I feel when my country is doing that to its official communications.

Me too. I am so anal-retentive about spelling and grammar it’s ridiculous. If I see a mistake after I post here, I will always edit and correct it. I’m damn-near OCD about it.

Autocorrect is my enemy.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:58:49am

JJ Watt, a Houston Texan player who sought to get a couple hundred thousand of dollars in donations, has already raised $12 million.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 6:59:27am

re: #293 lawhawk

JJ Watt, a Houston Texan player who sought to get a couple hundred thousand of dollars in donations, has already raised $12 million.

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Hey Joel Osteen, the city didn’t ask him to do this either. He chose to do it.

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Targetpractice  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:01:25am

re: #290 lawhawk

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The lives of many Texans will be saved by taco trucks. My God, our entire way of life will end!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:02:17am

re: #295 Targetpractice

The lives of many Texans will be saved by taco trucks. My God, our entire way of life will end!

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I’ll only accept steak from a steak truck. //

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dangerman  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:05:35am

re: #293 lawhawk

JJ Watt, a Houston Texan player who sought to get a couple hundred thousand of dollars in donations, has already raised $12 million.

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that’s $11m more than ‘the president’ “pledged”

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BlueGrl21  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:05:50am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

The kindness of strangers.

One of the good moments in all of this…

There was a group of us in charge of the Gallery Furniture shelter; I was coordinating all of the volunteers, another person was coordinating with other shelters, another person was in charge of loading trucks, another getting families settled. Food, bedding, clothing. A shelter can be a logistical nightmare, especially one that just pops up.

On Day 2, someone came over and got the Gallery Furniture employees and the people running the shelter. “Go outside. You get first dibs.”

Cousin’s Maine Lobster Food Truck was in the parking lot. Lobster hoagies on French bread. Oh my God, that is the best sandwich I have ever eaten. I was STARVING.

They stayed until they were out of food. Fed everyone they could. Between them, local pizza and Tex Mex and BBQ places, and people who just cooked food and brought it to us, we had hot meals at every meal time.

The city is amazing.

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dangerman  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:07:15am

re: #271 lawhawk

[Embedded content]People will freak, but Trump is right to end DACA

a two year old carried across the border years ago did not have the capacity to “break the law”

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:07:20am

re: #297 dangerman

that’s $11m more than ‘the president’ “pledged”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:09:21am

re: #298 BlueGrl21

One of the good moments in all of this…

There was a group of us in charge of the Gallery Furniture shelter; I was coordinating all of the volunteers, another person was coordinating with other shelters, another person was in charge of loading trucks, another getting families settled. Food, bedding, clothing. A shelter can be a logistical nightmare, especially one that just pops up.

On Day 2, someone came over and got the Gallery Furniture employees and the people running the shelter. “Go outside. You get first dibs.”

Cousin’s Maine Lobster Food Truck was in the parking lot. Lobster hoagies on French bread. Oh my God, that is the best sandwich I have ever eaten. I was STARVING.

They stayed until they were out of food. Fed everyone they could. Between them, local pizza and Tex Mex and BBQ places, and people who just cooked food and brought it to us, we had hot meals at every meal time.

The city is amazing.

It’s great to see the city coming together like that. My great aunt lived in Houston in the 60’s. Worked for NASA and everything. I think one of my cousins still lives in the area but we’ve never actually met.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:10:43am

re: #10 Big Beautiful Door

The last GOP Governor of Kentucky, Ernie Fletcher, issued a blanket pardon to everyone for a patronage hiring scandal.

Late to respond, but also important to point out that Fletcher’s blanket pardon covered any and all offenses, including any future charges that may be filed.

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Belafon  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:12:37am

re: #298 BlueGrl21

One of the good moments in all of this…

There was a group of us in charge of the Gallery Furniture shelter; I was coordinating all of the volunteers, another person was coordinating with other shelters, another person was in charge of loading trucks, another getting families settled. Food, bedding, clothing. A shelter can be a logistical nightmare, especially one that just pops up.

On Day 2, someone came over and got the Gallery Furniture employees and the people running the shelter. “Go outside. You get first dibs.”

Cousin’s Maine Lobster Food Truck was in the parking lot. Lobster hoagies on French bread. Oh my God, that is the best sandwich I have ever eaten. I was STARVING.

They stayed until they were out of food. Fed everyone they could. Between them, local pizza and Tex Mex and BBQ places, and people who just cooked food and brought it to us, we had hot meals at every meal time.

The city is amazing.

When the tornadoes hit Rowlett in 2015, one of the Chick-Fil-A’s made sandwiches on Sunday. After you’ve done a bunch of work, having the Chick-Fil-A cook on Sunday is one of those things that gets you excited.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:18:18am

So, how boring is it in Ostrava? What qualifies as newsworthy criminality?

A serial dine-and-dasher.

This is from GoogleTranslate:

Rybníku, La Barca, Uno, U Náhonu, Minerva, U Hrocha. That’s a total of six Opava restaurants that have been robbed by a thirty-four-year-old woman lately. Director-in-Chief of the Opava police spokesman René Černohorský confirmed this.

The case where a blonde woman with two children was ordering meals from restaurants in Opava and never paying her bill, we have already informed you of several times over the past few weeks.

The story of a thief, which started with a photo posted on social networks and was seen by hundreds of people in Opava, has a follow-up.

The con-artist moved to the Frýdek-Místek area, where she visited one of the restaurants in the small town of Čeladná. According to the latest information provided by the police, the woman has a permanent residence in Frýdek-Místek.

In Opava, according to unofficial reports, the woman only stayed temporarily, probably in a residence on Olomouc Street. According to Černohorský, it is important that staff keep an eye on their guests as much as possible.

“If a person is spending an unusually large amount, it is good to see if he has finances. Of course, try to prevent the guest from leaving without paying”, Černohorský advises, adding that in any event, it is a minor civil-law dispute. “Anyway, restaurant staff can call the police. We are able to find out if a person is being sought or if it’s just a one-off”, he explains.

According to him, at present, the offense of this woman is already classified as a crime of petty fraud, and other acts of petty property crimes are being investigated. “We would ask any other victims in this case to turn to their witnesses and give any new information to police officers who are headquartered on Vaškova Square No.10 in Opava or call the non-emergency police telephone number 974 737 651.

moravskoslezsky.denik.cz

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Chrysicat  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:18:35am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:24:21am

re: #293 lawhawk

JJ Watt, a Houston Texan player who sought to get a couple hundred thousand of dollars in donations, has already raised $12 million.

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Chrysicat  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:24:40am

Are embedded tweets no longer expanding for anyone else without having to be clicked on?

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:25:40am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:27:34am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:27:44am

re: #308 FormerDirtDart

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Because he is.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:28:20am

re: #309 FormerDirtDart

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I wish McCain would start voting against him more then. Otherwiss this is empty rhetoric.

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Targetpractice  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:28:54am

re: #309 FormerDirtDart

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Republicans always find their balls just as they’re about to retire or be voted from office.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:30:26am

re: #312 Targetpractice

Republicans always find their balls just as they’re about to retire or be voted from office.

Yep.

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electrotek  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:30:44am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:33:19am

Welp:

Can’t get it to show, but twitter user Hurricane Irma responds: “No.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:34:42am

re: #314 electrotek

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Proving Je Suis Charlie to be a load of snail shit. Personally, I think CH’s cover was stupid and ignorant but just as with their anti-Islam and anti-refugee bits, I don’t think that means they deserve violence upon them. This is showing why so many “free speech activists” are frauds though. They love mocking something like Islam and Muslims but get furious when it’s turned around on them.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:35:29am

re: #315 Barefoot Grin

Welp:

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Can’t get it to show, but twitter user Hurricane Irma responds: “No.”

Gah. Worst hurricane season in a long time. And we have the worst possible person in charge to respond to these.

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makeitstop  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:41:29am

re: #317 HappyWarrior

Gah. Worst hurricane season in a long time. And we have the worst possible person in charge to respond to these.

And no one will remember the deniers who were laughing about no major storms last summer and claiming it was proof of the ‘climate change hoax.’

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 7:46:02am

re: #318 makeitstop

And no one will remember the deniers who were laughing about no major storms last summer and claiming it was proof of the ‘climate change hoax.’

The fucking deniers are the goddamn worse. I still remember Paul Ryan’s smug bullshit “Hey it’s snowing here in Wisconsin in February, I don’t know about this global wamring.” You fucking dumbshit.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:00:48am

Utah nurse assaulted for not giving police blood samples of an unconscious patient, who wasn’t even a suspect of any crimes.

sltrib.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:05:10am

re: #320 GlutenFreeJesus

Utah nurse assaulted for not giving police blood samples of an unconscious patient, who wasn’t even a suspect of any crimes.

sltrib.com

I saw that. That cop needs to be sued and lose his job. No excuse for how he treated her.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:08:24am

buzzfeed.com

Hey remember that meme about how BLM isn’t doing anything in Houtson. Yeah about that. // But they’re a terrorist organization. *Eye roll.*

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electrotek  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:10:39am

re: #316 HappyWarrior

Proving Je Suis Charlie to be a load of snail shit. Personally, I think CH’s cover was stupid and ignorant but just as with their anti-Islam and anti-refugee bits, I don’t think that means they deserve violence upon them. This is showing why so many “free speech activists” are frauds though. They love mocking something like Islam and Muslims but get furious when it’s turned around on them.

Bingo. That’s why I never jumped on that stupid bandwagon back then.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:14:43am

re: #323 electrotek

Bingo. That’s why I never jumped on that stupid bandwagon back then.

People love what they see as free speech until they’re the ones mocked by it.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:25:21am

I mean. Damn it’s okay to be bothered by something. It really is but maybe you should stop acting like you’re the living embodiment of that quote misattributed to Voltaire and that people who get offended over things are “snowflakes.” It’s possible think “Gee what a fucking stupid and insensitive thing to say/publish” without thinking “Hey now I don’t feel bad that they got attacked by terrorists because they were insensitive and offensive to something that mattered to me.” I like free speech. I really do but at the same time, my taking issue with speech is free speech as well. Same thing about boycotting. Limbaugh had a right to call Sandra Fluke a slut and boycotters sure as hell had a right to boycott products that were advertised on his show. Free speech has never been “I can say whatever the hell I want and you have to like it.” No, quite the opposite. Say what the hell you want to say but don’t whine like a brat if there’s backlash.

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gocart mozart  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:31:32am
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Stanley Sea  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:32:46am

For BlueGrl

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gocart mozart  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:36:39am
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ObserverArt  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:38:32am

re: #255 The Vicious Babushka

Maybe he uses autocomplete

Maybe he was thinking of this cartoon I found the other day…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:38:58am

re: #328 gocart mozart

Christian civilization has been all about the repression and dissembling of obvious homosexuality.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:43:43am

re: #330 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Christian civilization has been all about the repression and dissembling of obvious homosexuality.

Yes, but the relationship between James I and Georges Villiers would make for a fascinating period piece. It could be done, on British TV most likely, I’d think. Not to say it might not be somewhat controversial, but probably not extremely controversial.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:46:10am

re: #331 Dr Lizardo

Yes, but the relationship between James I and Georges Villiers would make for a fascinating period piece. It could be done, on British TV most likely, I’d think. Not to say it might not be somewhat controversial, but probably not extremely controversial.

One of the major reason that Roger Stone’s Alexander flopped so disastrously was because it approached his homosexuality in a matter-of-fact way, which is how it was seen and accepted Classic cultures. Americans were somehow not ready to have their ancient history presented to them like that.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:46:46am

Ridiculous.

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ObserverArt  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:47:20am

re: #264 lawhawk

And Trump hasn’t picked anyone to replace Kelly as head of DHS. The federal department responsible for disaster response and domestic security doesn’t have a permanent head since Kelly was taken on as Chief of Staff. You can’t have a truly concerted effort to do disaster relief when you don’t have people in place to do the goddamned work.

No problem. Jared can handle it.

Maybe with some kitten speech and eye batting from Ivanka those big tough reconstruction guys will melt and charge half price. And then the Trump administration can stiff them and make them go to court where he can pay 0.20 on the $1!

See how easy. And it is the Trump way.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:48:10am

re: #332 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

One of the major reason that Roger Stone’s Alexander flopped so disastrously was because it approached his homosexuality in a matter-of-fact way, which is how it was seen and accepted Classic cultures. Americans were somehow not ready to have their ancient history presented to them like that.

Good point; Alexander’s sexuality was certainly common knowledge and in Classical cultures, it wasn’t considered scandalous. That didn’t really happen until Christianity came along.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:48:51am

How to confuse Islamophobes

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:50:22am

Well, after three phone calls in rapid succession from people pitching credit cards or other products in the last half-hour, I was ready to blow my top on the next call I got.

Fortunately I didn’t, as it was the insurance adjuster calling about my car wreck.

After I filled him in on the shop in Sterling, Colo. that has our car, the company that towed it for us, and gave him the information about all the hoops I jumped through (including that no Nebraska Panhandle shop will work on a Smart), he said the insurance company will arrange today with a car rental agency in Scottsbluff to rent us a car. (We have to arrange for them either to deliver it to us at our expense if they charge for that, or find someone to take us sixty miles to get it.)

I probably didn’t come off very well over the phone being loopy over pain meds. (It seems my surgery incision was injured in the wreck, and it continues to open up.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:51:00am

re: #335 Dr Lizardo

Good point; Alexander’s sexuality was certainly common knowledge and in Classical cultures, it wasn’t considered scandalous. That didn’t really happen until Christianity came along.

I read a book by a retired Anglican Bishop that made a convincing point that St. Paul was a repressed, self-loathing homosexual.

St. Augustine was hetero, but also terribly repressed and traumatized by his father calling attention to his boner in the public baths an a ten-year-old.

These are jut some of the Fathers of the Church who laid the foundation for centuries of neuroses and repression, both social and psychological.

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gocart mozart  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:53:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:53:44am

re: #337 Anymouse 🌹

Fortunately I didn’t, as it was the insurance adjuster calling about my car wreck.

We really do ride some weird cosmic wavelength: my ex was injured in an accident that totaled our Smart in 2003…she spun out on a snowy road, and was lucky that there was no oncoming traffic, as she wound up facing directly into the oncoming lane.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:54:27am

re: #338 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I read a book by a retired Anglican Bishop that made a convincing point that St. Paul was a repressed, self-loathing homosexual.

St. Augustine was hetero, but also terribly repressed and traumatized by his father calling attention to his boner in the public baths an a ten-year-old.

These are jut some of the Fathers of the Church who laid the foundation for centuries of neuroses and repression, both social and psychological.

I could certainly see that about St. Paul (no offense to any Lizards here), but I’m not too familiar with St. Augustine’s background.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:57:57am
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ObserverArt  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:58:05am

re: #280 HappyWarrior

Haha. TBH it’s softened in recent years. I was lucky to catch a game at the old stadium before it closed.

Not for me. I am a historic Yankee hater. That happens when you are a Cleveland fan. Too many damn Yankees were Cleveland players before being traded to the big money Yankees.

But the good thing is…over the last maybe 25 years or so, Cleveland has given the Yankees fits on the field. Like this past week when the Indians took them for three games.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 8:59:14am

re: #341 Dr Lizardo

I could certainly see that about St. Paul (no offense to any Lizards here), but I’m not too familiar with St. Augustine’s background.

Was just reading a review of a book on the subject in the New Yorker…I had read in other sources that he believed that Adam, in his state of grace before the Fall, was able to raise and lower his penis just as he could and other limb of his body: it was the uncontrolled nature of sexual arousal that Augustine found sinful…and that, in a nutshell, is what is behind all the absurdities and pruderies of Christianity, from monastic abstinence and the cult of virginity to abstinence-only instruction in the schools…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:00:22am

re: #343 ObserverArt

Not for me. I am a historic Yankee hater. That happens when you are a Cleveland fan. Too many damn Yankees were Cleveland players before being traded to the big money Yankees.

But the good thing is…over the last maybe 25 years or so, Cleveland has given the Yankees fits on the field. Like this past week when the Indians took them for three games.

Hah exactly. But yeah I hear ya.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:00:29am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I had read that he believed that Adam, in his state of grace before the Fall, was able to raise and lower his penis just as he could and other limb of his body:

O_O

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:01:23am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Was just reading a review of a book on the subject in the New Yorker…I had read that he believed that Adam, in his state of grace before the Fall, was able to raise and lower his penis just as he could and other limb of his body: it was the uncontrolled nature of sexual arousal that Augustine found sinful…and that, in a nutshell, is what is behind all the absurdities and pruderies of Christianity, from monastic abstinence and the cult of virginity to abstinence only instruction in the schools…

Amazing how all that comes from one man. That’s the problem with fundamentalism.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:01:33am

I say the Fox story yesterday about shit stain ending DACA is accurate. Why would someone in his administration leak it to his largest propaganda network if it is not true?

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:01:53am

re: #343 ObserverArt

Not for me. I am a historic Yankee hater. That happens when you are a Cleveland fan. Too many damn Yankees were Cleveland players before being traded to the big money Yankees.

But the good thing is…over the last maybe 25 years or so, Cleveland has given the Yankees fits on the field. Like this past week when the Indians took them for three games.

We don’t forgive or forget 1997. Broke up the string… :)

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danarchy  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:02:14am

re: #343 ObserverArt

Not for me. I am a historic Yankee hater. That happens when you are a Cleveland fan. Too many damn Yankees were Cleveland players before being traded to the big money Yankees.

But the good thing is…over the last maybe 25 years or so, Cleveland has given the Yankees fits on the field. Like this past week when the Indians took them for three games.

HA! Cleveland has nothing on Boston for Yankee hate. I’ve gone to completely non baseball related events in Boston and had random Yankees Suck chants break out.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:02:42am

Men just don’t have to worry about tenting in public much anymore. Two seconds of Presidents Trumps voice or face and may as well have jumped in a cold pond.//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:05:29am

re: #347 HappyWarrior

Amazing how all that comes from one man. That’s the problem with fundamentalism.

Lots of other repressed, self-loathing figures got behind it. But yeah, it is often the nerds and weirdos who do not fritter their time away chasing women who wind up running things…

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:07:05am

re: #342 lawhawk

Yup, it’s coming. But damnet, this is deadly serious.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:07:58am

re: #353 JordanRules

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Yup, it’s coming. But damnet, this is deadly serious.

TBH I know it’s not fair because there are good cops out there but I grow and more skeptical about our police departments daily.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:08:32am

re: #353 JordanRules

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Yup, it’s coming. But damnet, this is deadly serious.

there is nothing about the “context” that makes it any less damning

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:09:18am

re: #354 HappyWarrior

TBH I know it’s not fair because there are good cops out there but I grow and more skeptical about our police departments daily.

It is not just about a few bad cops spoiling it for the majority of good ones: it is about an established system and culture of cover-ups and collusion at very high levels…

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makeitstop  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:10:52am

Wilson’s having fun with Trump calling Bannon on the side.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:11:18am

re: #340 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We really do ride some weird cosmic wavelength: my ex was injured in an accident that totaled our Smart in 2003…she spun out on a snowy road, and was lucky that there was no oncoming traffic, as she wound up facing directly into the oncoming lane.

Yikes. That would have scared the crap out of me. The only time I had any trouble in the snow was when I high-centred our car on an ice berm in Cheyenne coming out of a motel parking lot, right after the city ploughed the street. The manager came out and pushed us off.

The rental car company is on the phone with me now, arranging a car to be delivered on Wednesday. (That’s the soonest they can get me a car.)

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:12:10am

re: #265 lawhawk

Meanwhile the convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza thinks that George Soros should be tried for being complicit in Nazi crimes. He was nine fucking years old. Even Frank Luntz had to take Dinesh behind the woodshed for this one…

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At this point, I assume the only reason DD hasn’t been sued for libel is that Soros is just too old to give a fuck at this point.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:12:47am

re: #356 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is not just about a few bad cops spoiling it for the majority of good ones: it is about an established system and culture of cover-ups and collusion at very high levels…

Yes, that is what we’re seeing emerge. Not to mention the police unions attempt to intimidate anyone who dare criticize police misconduct.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:14:00am

re: #357 makeitstop

Wilson’s having fun with Trump calling Bannon on the side.

[Embedded content]

Referencing that Jake from State Farm commercial right?

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TedStriker  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:14:55am

re: #361 HappyWarrior

Referencing that Jake from State Farm commercial right?

Yeah LOL.

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makeitstop  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:15:35am

re: #361 HappyWarrior

Referencing that Jake from State Farm commercial right?

Yeah. And his followers are joining the fun…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:15:40am

re: #362 TedStriker

Yeah LOL.

Heh I did like that commercial. Rick should stick to humor. His political views mostly are awful but he trolls the Trump WH so well.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:16:33am

re: #363 makeitstop

Yeah. And his followers are joining the fun…

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Hahahaha. That’s great. Only thing that would be better is if that image had Trump’s head photoshopped on that young woman.

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ObserverArt  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:16:41am

re: #350 danarchy

HA! Cleveland has nothing on Boston for Yankee hate. I’ve gone to completely non baseball related events in Boston and had random Yankees Suck chants break out.

Everybody hates the damn Yankees!

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:17:32am
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I cannot.  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:17:47am

re: #359 Ace-o-aces

That, and George Soros probably has more spare change in the cracks of ONE of his couches than DD will ever have.

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ObserverArt  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:18:39am

re: #358 Anymouse 🌹

Yikes. That would have scared the crap out of me. The only time I had any trouble in the snow was when I high-centred our car on an ice berm in Cheyenne coming out of a motel parking lot, right after the city ploughed the street. The manager came out and pushed us off.

The rental car company is on the phone with me now, arranging a car to be delivered on Wednesday. (That’s the soonest they can get me a car.)

How long is your Smart in the shop for?

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:18:41am

re: #314 electrotek

It sounds like that Twitter account should be reported to Twitter (encouraging threats) so Twitter can ignore the reports.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:18:43am

re: #360 HappyWarrior

Yes, that is what we’re seeing emerge. Not to mention the police unions attempt to intimidate anyone who dare criticize police misconduct.

What we saw in Ferguson was a built-in conflict of interest between the police and the DA: the latter relies on police cooperation and testimony in order to obtain indictments, which makes them very hesitant to push to indict a policeman.

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Targetpractice  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:19:34am

*sigh*

The other headline is more appropriate: “Judge tosses most serious charges in Penn State frat death”

4 frat boys will walk free, while the other 12 (2 waived a preliminary hearing) won’t face anything more serious than reckless endangerment. They not only did nothing to seek help for this kid, they deliberately destroyed evidence in an effort to cover up a crime. But they’re all white, so they’ll likely walk away because a jury won’t feel right “destroying their lives.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:21:07am

re: #371 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What we saw in Ferguson was a built-in conflict of interest between the police and the DA: the latter relies on police cooperation and testimony in order to obtain indictments, which makes them very hesitant to push to indict a policeman.

Yep, DA McCulloch saw himself as the legal arm of LEO when he’s supposed to be a representative of the people of his county.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:21:39am

re: #372 Targetpractice

*sigh*

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The other headline is more appropriate: “Judge tosses most serious charges in Penn State frat death”

4 frat boys will walk free, while the other 12 (2 waived a preliminary hearing) won’t face anything more serious than reckless endangerment. They not only did nothing to seek help for this kid, they deliberately destroyed evidence in an effort to cover up a crime. But they’re all white, so they’ll likely walk away because a jury won’t feel right “destroying their lives.”

I really hate frat culture.

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ObserverArt  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:26:40am

Looks like the last remnants of Harvey are making it into southern Ohio and about to hit Columbus. Will be glad to see this storm system off.

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Belafon  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:26:50am

re: #357 makeitstop

Wilson’s having fun with Trump calling Bannon on the side.

That one seriously cracked me up.

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danarchy  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:29:40am

re: #365 HappyWarrior

Hahahaha. That’s great. Only thing that would be better is if that image had Trump’s head photoshopped on that young woman.

Trumps face never makes anything better…

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:29:58am

re: #276 HappyWarrior

Dinesh really is fucking stupid. How he got to be President of an university even a wingnut one is amazing.

I suspect D’Sousa knows that George Soros was a child during the reign of the Nazis.

What he appears to be doing is:

a) Painting liberals as complicit in Nazi crimes (and going after that ol’ “International Jew” dog whistle)

b) Betting most of his wingnut followers don’t actually know anything about Mr. Soros (including his age) and banking on that to spin them up with the wingnut battle cry SOROS!!2!!!uno!!1!!

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Stanley Sea  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:30:31am

Ooooh, I bet it’s a good letter

Mr. McGahn successfully blocked the president from sending Mr. Comey the letter, which Mr. Trump had composed with Stephen Miller, one of the president’s top political advisers.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:31:44am
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Teukka  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:36:27am

re: #351 Unshaken Defiance

Men just don’t have to worry about tenting in public much anymore. Two seconds of Presidents Trumps voice or face and may as well have jumped in a cold pond.

Or got LN2 poured in his pants.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:37:03am

re: #359 Ace-o-aces

At this point, I assume the only reason DD hasn’t been sued for libel is that Soros is just too old to give a fuck at this point.

I’d like to see Mr. Soros sue him, even if only for $20 (but I would prefer Mr. Soros owning everything down to his sock drawer) to remind wingnuts there are penalties for libel and slander.

George Soros may not personally care, but if wingnuts can endlessly slander and libel him with no consequences, it makes it a whole lot easier for them to do the same to one of us that does not have the means to defend ourselves.

Send Mr. D’Sousa to the poor house and wingnuts might think twice before jumping out and slandering others.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:39:09am

re: #369 ObserverArt

How long id you Smart in the shop for?

I don’t know yet. The shop will first have to order in the parts to repair it. I’ll give them a call later today for some sort of estimate.

My insurance company will pay for a rental car for thirty days. After that, a plan on my wife’s credit card will pay for thirty more.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:42:16am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:42:19am

re: #377 danarchy

Trumps face never makes anything better…

Ha true true.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:43:04am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:43:36am

re: #384 JordanRules

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I’ve been wondering about this too. If the Russians focused their spreading misinformation in battleground states, who’s to say that they didn’t do stuff like this as well? This election could well have been completely stolen. Man, we are in such a goddamn mess.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:43:43am

re: #382 Anymouse 🌹

Soros is admittedly a public figure. The standards for defamation are so much higher. You’d need to show actual malice. D’Souza knows or has reason to know that Soros was too young to be in any role approaching complicity with Nazi atrocities, so it would appear that Soros could bankrupt the convicted felon.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:43:57am

re: #386 Amory Blaine

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From one to another. But props Geraldo I guess?

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Belafon  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:44:29am

re: #384 JordanRules

What is this in reply to? I can’t do twitter at work, and sometimes the parent tweet shows up here, and sometimes it doesn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:44:53am

re: #378 Anymouse 🌹

I suspect D’Sousa knows that George Soros was a child during the reign of the Nazis.

What he appears to be doing is:

a) Painting liberals as complicit in Nazi crimes (and going after that ol’ “International Jew” dog whistle)

b) Betting most of his wingnut followers don’t actually know anything about Mr. Soros (including his age) and banking on that to spin them up with the wingnut battle cry SOROS!!2!!!uno!!1!!

You’d have to prove he knows that but yeah we know what he’s doing. Proving that in a court of law OTOH.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:44:55am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

Hey! You stole my words!
LOL My thoughts exactly.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:45:18am

re: #390 Belafon

What is this in reply to? I can’t do twitter at work, and sometimes the parent tweet shows up here, and sometimes it doesn’t.

From what I gather, people in states like NC feeling there was something up with the voting machines.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:45:35am

re: #390 Belafon

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:45:37am

re: #392 JordanRules

Hey! You stole my words!
LOL My thoughts exactly.

Great minds ya know.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:46:12am

Hey guys though OT note but I recommend Atypical. It’s a nice show. Might give you a better understanding of what life on the spectrum is like or having a loved one on it.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:46:25am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:47:03am

re: #388 lawhawk

Soros is admittedly a public figure. The standards for defamation are so much higher. You’d need to show actual malice. D’Souza knows or has reason to know that Soros was too young to be in any role approaching complicity with Nazi atrocities, so it would appear that Soros could bankrupt the convicted felon.

I would love for Soros to be able to do that. Though of course bankruptting the Douche wouldn’t stop him from doing what he does on Twitter.

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Belafon  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:47:51am

re: #387 HappyWarrior

I’ve been wondering about this too. If the Russians focused their spreading misinformation in battleground states, who’s to say that they didn’t do stuff like this as well? This election could well have been completely stolen. Man, we are in such a goddamn mess.

There has been some inquiry, but the side that depended on the hacking won the White House and controls Congress. They’re not going to look into it too hard.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:48:32am

BBs I know seriously complaining about Kamala Harris co-sponsoring legislation with Sanders. I fucking hate their shit. They really do want a narrative of Sanders versus everyone else. Stop it, just stop it already and stop attacking everyone who doesn’t see things your way as not being real liberals or Democrats when your guy doesn’t even see himself as a liberal or a Democrat.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:48:53am

re: #399 Belafon

There has been some inquiry, but the side that depended on the hacking won the White House and controls Congress. They’re not going to look into it too hard.

Of course not.

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makeitstop  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:51:46am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

From one to another. But props Geraldo I guess?

I’d file that under ‘takes one to know one.’

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:52:33am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

BBs are goddamned purity ponies who are more interested in screwing over Democrats and the nation to further their own agenda. In so many respects, they’re mirror image of Trump twits.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:54:06am

My sister flew into town today for a couple weeks but my depression is all like “I’m not ready for this”.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:55:28am

re: #403 lawhawk

BBs are goddamned purity ponies who are more interested in screwing over Democrats and the nation to further their own agenda. In so many respects, they’re mirror image of Trump twits.

Pathetic thing is they still whine about how Clinton wasn’t good enough even though we may see the end of DACA this evening. Must be nice to have all that privilege they have.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:57:50am

The repair shop in Sterling just called me. They told me they’ve already talked to my insurance company in Scottsbluff, which approved the repair (that was kind of them).

They also told me they already have the Smart stripped down and ready to install the new parts when they get them. They ordered all the parts from the same dealer we bought the car from and have all our maintenance done. (I still don’t understand why the dealership punted on the repair in the first place, but that means the Mercedes dealer isn’t getting the labour charge, the shop in Sterling is.)

Apparently the car will only be laid up for a week or so.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:57:52am

re: #271 lawhawk

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And there are many repubs that want him to go back to Africa.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 9:57:59am

re: #404 Amory Blaine

Uggh. I know that all too well. Take care of yourself and don’t let guilt inhibit that self-care. But you know this song and dance I’m sure :)

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:00:21am

re: #386 Amory Blaine

Perhaps Mr. Rivera can open a secret safe on live television to expose for the world he’s found Mr. D’Sousa’s integrity. Like Al Capone’s, I imagine he’ll find nothing there.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:04:02am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:05:39am

re: #410 lawhawk

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Straight talker.// tells it as is.//

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:06:08am

re: #394 JordanRules

I can imagine why there haven’t been enquiries from at least some state governments, such as North Carolina …

NC’s legislature is controlled by the GOP. Why would they want to involve the Feds in examining their election, when it might call into doubt their state election victories?

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:12:53am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:13:39am

re: #413 FormerDirtDart

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He’s an elitist as is everyone else in this administration.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:13:47am

re: #363 makeitstop

These replies are still giving me life!

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makeitstop  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:20:11am

re: #415 JordanRules

These replies are still giving me life!

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I know, really funny.

I almost posted the ‘I miss your musk’ one, but didn’t want to turn people’s stomachs. :)

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TedStriker  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:27:29am

re: #406 Anymouse 🌹

The repair shop in Sterling just called me. They told me they’ve already talked to my insurance company in Scottsbluff, which approved the repair (that was kind of them).

They also told me they already have the Smart stripped down and ready to install the new parts when they get them. They ordered all the parts from the same dealer we bought the car from and have all our maintenance done. (I still don’t understand why the dealership punted on the repair in the first place, but that means the Mercedes dealer isn’t getting the labour charge, the shop in Sterling is.)

Apparently the car will only be laid up for a week or so.

Your dealership might not have a collision repair center or has one that may not be rated (either by Mercedes, by the insurance industry, or by the state) for the sort of repairs your car needs.

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:27:43am

More potential fun for Houston. Does Arkema still have this stored? They won’t say.

“…According to that 2014 report, the plant in Crosby, Texas, owned by Arkema SA, stores 66,260 pounds of anhydrous sulfur dioxide. Under a hypothetical worst-case scenario outlined in the report, the gas, if released, could prove harmful for a radius of 23 miles, covering more than 1 million residents. The report was filed as part of a risk-management plan required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Plants that store certain particularly toxic chemicals are required to file such reports every five years, and this is the most recent for the Crosby facility.”

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:28:31am

A 23 mile radius from the Arkema plant in Crosby.

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TedStriker  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:30:01am

re: #419 jaunte

A 23 mile radius from the Arkema plant in Crosby.

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That’s some real-ass nightmare fuel right there.

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:32:41am

Products and Raw Materials on site in Crosby, Texas (scroll down)
arkema-americas.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:48:46am

The Sound You Hear Is Me Banging My Head Against the Kitchen Table (Goes to Juanita Jean’s, more at the link):

Remember how I told you that the Brazos River was going to crest on Wednesday morning and that’s when I’d know if I was going to flood or not? Then it became Thursday afternoon, then early Friday morning. I was too tired to wait it out so when my feet hit a dry floor this morning, I started singing the Hallelujah Chorus using my bedside table as drums. Scared the crap outta Bubba, who assumed I was in labor or something.

Then I checked the local police department to see how high the river got when it crested.

Damn.

The river, they are saying, now won’t crest until [Sunday, September 2].

So, the way I see it, this is Texas so we are bound to have a drought before the river crests so I’m just holding out for it.

She also notes that the area is having an Ozone Action Day, meaning you can’t breathe above water either.

And she relays more derp:

Quebec’s Minister of International Relations Christine St-Pierre called [Secretary of State Rolando] Pablos to express her sorrow and condolences on behalf of the people of the Canadian province. She also offered equipment and manpower.

Pablos turned it down. Instead he asked for “prayers from the people of Quebec,” the minister relayed.

Look, Rolando, you damn fool, that was an answered prayer.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:51:33am

re: #422 Anymouse 🌹

Just another ignorant Texas RepubliKKKlan…

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:51:47am

re: #422 Anymouse 🌹

From the comments:

Micr says:
September 1, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Would someone please splain to me how one can be an adult Hispanic in Texas and be a Republican? Are you deaf, blind, and crazy?

It’s the $

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:53:18am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

BBs I know seriously complaining about Kamala Harris co-sponsoring legislation with Sanders. I fucking hate their shit. They really do want a narrative of Sanders versus everyone else. Stop it, just stop it already and stop attacking everyone who doesn’t see things your way as not being real liberals or Democrats when your guy doesn’t even see himself as a liberal or a Democrat.

There is no reason to believe Russia just packed up when the election was done.

As I am not on Twitter or Facebook, nor know any Sanders supporter here who did not go all-in with Clinton on Election Day, I can’t speak to the issue of so-called Bernie Bros directly, but I do wonder how many of them are committed to Sanders as if he is a cult leader, and how many of them are really Russian rodent copulators.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:56:00am

Prayer Sunday!

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:56:05am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:56:32am

re: #420 TedStriker

That’s some real-ass nightmare fuel right there.

West Texas + Bhopal

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:57:52am

re: #419 jaunte

A 23 mile radius from the Arkema plant in Crosby.

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Yikes. That circle comes pretty close to my brother-in-law’s home. He’s already dealing with all the flood damage; the idea he might have to consider leaving again over chemical contamination if the wind blows the wrong way probably isn’t helping him (or a million other people in that circle).

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ObserverArt  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:58:24am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

From one to another. But props Geraldo I guess?

When Fox people start mocking Fox News popular guests like D’Souza it can’t be any clearer that the network isn’t a serious news agency. In a way Geraldo’s comment proves they know it is all a big joke.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 10:59:11am

re: #427 Jebediah, RBG

Deadbeat dad says what? I’m guessing so-called dreamers shouldn’t be taking legal advice from an apparent criminal.

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ObserverArt  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:02:32am

re: #406 Anymouse 🌹

The repair shop in Sterling just called me. They told me they’ve already talked to my insurance company in Scottsbluff, which approved the repair (that was kind of them).

They also told me they already have the Smart stripped down and ready to install the new parts when they get them. They ordered all the parts from the same dealer we bought the car from and have all our maintenance done. (I still don’t understand why the dealership punted on the repair in the first place, but that means the Mercedes dealer isn’t getting the labour charge, the shop in Sterling is.)

Apparently the car will only be laid up for a week or so.

A lot of dealers no longer do body/frame work. It takes too much modern equipment and technicians that are body specialists, etc.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:04:34am

re: #425 Anymouse 🌹

If you aren’t following the ‘Our Revolution’ movement on Twitter, I’ll be honest, I think you’re missing a whole lot of the picture in regards to Bernie’s surrogates and supporters and how they are behaving post election. And this is a wholly different thing from the RUS bot networks and folks with questionable political evolutions. There may be a few rateffers, but that is not what is driving this Bernie movement in my estimation.

Even though you’re not “on” Twitter, it would still be easy enough for you to check it all out like you’ve done with other Twitter content in the past. But we’ve gone around that one here repeatedly so I know you already know this.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:04:44am

re: #426 Barefoot Grin

Prayer Sunday!

Sorry, to explain: Trump just said he’ll be proclaiming next Sunday as a national day of prayer or something “because we need and deserve it.”

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:06:00am

re: #161 teleskiguy

-Supports the war on drugs and opposes legalization or decriminalization of any drugs, including marijuana.

I wonder if he’s consistent enough to support a new Prohibition, because I can’t figure any definition of “drugs” that includes weed but doesn’t include alcohol.
And that existential threat bullshit does actually sound pretty white supremacisty.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:07:22am

re: #434 Barefoot Grin

Sorry, to explain: Trump just said he’ll be proclaiming next Sunday as a national day of prayer or something “because we need and deserve it.”

Trump came up with the idea of praying on Sunday himself. No one has done that before. He’s a genius.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:07:30am

re: #434 Barefoot Grin

Oh FFS!!!!!!

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Belafon  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:08:41am

re: #427 Jebediah, RBG

Well, Joe’s punishing his children by not paying support, so….

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meteor  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:10:23am

re: #386 Amory Blaine

Wow, he got something right for once!

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:10:32am

re: #437 JordanRules

Oh FFS!!!!!!

That’s not Sunday talk!

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:10:46am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:10:47am

re: #427 Jebediah, RBG

Dear #DREAMers:

Don’t get mad at @realdonaldtrump for enforcing our immigration laws, get mad at your parents for breaking them.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:12:18am

re: #386 Amory Blaine

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:24:45am

re: #433 JordanRules

If you aren’t following the ‘Our Revolution’ movement on Twitter, I’ll be honest, I think you’re missing a whole lot of the picture in regards to Bernie’s surrogates and supporters and how they are behaving post election. And this is a wholly different thing from the RUS bot networks and folks with questionable political evolutions. There may be a few rateffers, but that is not what is driving this Bernie movement in my estimation.

Even though you’re not “on” Twitter, it would still be easy enough for you to check it all out like you’ve done with other Twitter content in the past. But we’ve gone around that one here repeatedly so I know you already know this.

These are also people I’ve known a long time. They’re not Russian bots. I really think their hearts may be in the right place on most issues but their heads are in the wrong if you catch my drift.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:25:43am

re: #434 Barefoot Grin

Sorry, to explain: Trump just said he’ll be proclaiming next Sunday as a national day of prayer or something “because we need and deserve it.”

Gotta pander to the RR rubes.

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:26:52am

re: #445 HappyWarrior

“He knows it’s true! We ARE a Christian Nation!!!”

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:27:41am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:28:12am

re: #425 Anymouse 🌹

There is no reason to believe Russia just packed up when the election was done.

As I am not on Twitter or Facebook, nor know any Sanders supporter here who did not go all-in with Clinton on Election Day, I can’t speak to the issue of so-called Bernie Bros directly, but I do wonder how many of them are committed to Sanders as if he is a cult leader, and how many of them are really Russian rodent copulators.

Easy to dismiss as Russian trolls AM but these are people I’ve known for a while. They’re true believers. They really do despise most left officials not named Sanders and they really are fuming at Harris.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:28:55am

re: #447 jaunte

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He’d fit in well there with his whole autocratic world view.

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lawhawk  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:31:01am

re: #448 HappyWarrior

There’s a website that tracks that stuff. Securing Democracy. They have a dashboard that tracks Russian fuckery in the Twitterverse, but you can be damned sure that they’re manipulating media in various methods.

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JordanRules  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:31:09am

re: #444 HappyWarrior

Oh yeah, for sure. The folks on both sides have known each other. Many times they’ve worked with each other previously. And last year they were screaming at each other during raucous caucuses. LOL

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:31:35am

re: #444 HappyWarrior

These are also people I’ve known a long time. They’re not Russian bots. I really think their hearts may be in the right place on most issues but their heads are in the wrong if you catch my drift.

Maybe you’re a Russian bot.
/

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Belafon  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:33:45am

re: #452 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Maybe you’re a Russian bot.
/

He might not know it yet, running around Battlestar Galactica with no clue what he really is.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:35:34am
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Flying Squirrel Girl  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:35:37am

Good afternoon from Corpus Christi!

We are getting back to normal here and keeping a watchful eye on Irma. A good thing that has happened as a result of Harvey: the local AM hate radio station has been knocked off the air, so no Limbaugh, no Hannity, no Beck, etc.

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sagehen  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:36:00am

re: #453 Belafon

He might not know it yet, running around Battlestar Galactica with no clue what he really is.

all along the watchtower…

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Belafon  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:38:14am

This is very cynical, but I want a Harvey-Truthers group to form.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:40:28am

re: #453 Belafon

What a bot might look like.
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Kragar  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:40:48am

re: #457 Belafon

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:41:21am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:41:30am

re: #457 Belafon

This is very cynical, but I want a Harvey-Truthers group to form.

Obama should never have pumped in all that water to make Trump look bad. Now he’ll have to pay.

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jaunte  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:46:12am

re: #457 Belafon

Floodwaters have eliminated all the pizzeria basements in Houston; Harvey is in on the coverup.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:46:28am

The yam is using Dreamers as a fucking tease.

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freetoken  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:46:35am

The other day I wrote of the flooding in India from the extra heavy monsoon rains, and the collapse of a building that killed 12.

But that story doesn’t even broach the magnitude of the problem:

1,200 Dead from Monsoon Rains in Bangladesh, India, Nepal

Around 41 million people have been affected by flooding and landslides.

According to the United Nations, around 41 million people have been affected by flooding and landslides that have ensued due to the monsoon across the subcontinent. They issued this estimation on August 24, which was before the brunt of the rains slammed Mumbai, India’s financial capital. As of Thursday, the rain and flooding is affecting Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city, local sources have confirmed to weather.com. Eight people are cofirmed dead thus far as a direct result of the flooding.

[…]

The floods damaged 18,000 schools across the entire south Asia, which in turn has left approximately 1.8 million children unable to attend indefinitely.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:52:43am

re: #464 freetoken

The other day I wrote of the flooding in India from the extra heavy monsoon rains, and the collapse of a building that killed 12.

But that story doesn’t even broach the magnitude of the problem:

1,200 Dead from Monsoon Rains in Bangladesh, India, Nepal

El Cheeto Pendejo would like building (non) codes like they have in Mumbai.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:55:42am
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nines09  Sep 1, 2017 • 11:55:51am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:00:47pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:02:19pm

My toes are sticking out of my cast but they’re cold! The cast is too big to put a sock over it? What should I do? Wrap a T-shirt around it?

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:03:42pm

kudos to the face based organizations which have done so much to help the faceless hurt by harvey which i heard that the forgotten man is one of the faceless every once in a while we remember him but soon he must submit to his inevitable fate of being forgotten again

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:04:24pm

re: #469 The Vicious Babushka

My toes are sticking out of my cast but they’re cold! The cast is too big to put a sock over it? What should I do? Wrap a T-shirt around it?

sleeping cat

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Kragar  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:04:50pm

re: #468 The Vicious Babushka

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:05:26pm

re: #469 The Vicious Babushka

My toes are sticking out of my cast but they’re cold! The cast is too big to put a sock over it? What should I do? Wrap a T-shirt around it?

Spray foam

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nines09  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:05:51pm

re: #469 The Vicious Babushka

Use arm of sweater you no longer need or want. Tie end with string. Use both.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:06:28pm

re: #469 The Vicious Babushka

My toes are sticking out of my cast but they’re cold! The cast is too big to put a sock over it? What should I do? Wrap a T-shirt around it?

My wife makes corn babies. Just stick it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and it stays nice and warm for a surprisingly long time. They’re $20 if you want one (shameless plug).

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:06:45pm

re: #433 JordanRules

If you aren’t following the ‘Our Revolution’ movement on Twitter, I’ll be honest, I think you’re missing a whole lot of the picture in regards to Bernie’s surrogates and supporters and how they are behaving post election. And this is a wholly different thing from the RUS bot networks and folks with questionable political evolutions. There may be a few rateffers, but that is not what is driving this Bernie movement in my estimation.

Even though you’re not “on” Twitter, it would still be easy enough for you to check it all out like you’ve done with other Twitter content in the past. But we’ve gone around that one here repeatedly so I know you already know this.

I’ll take a look at that. Thanks for the information.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:07:42pm

re: #469 The Vicious Babushka

My toes are sticking out of my cast but they’re cold! The cast is too big to put a sock over it? What should I do? Wrap a T-shirt around it?

OK, real suggestion: Maybe a wash cloth, you can possibly tuck it inside the cast so it doesn’t fall away if you move

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wrenchwench  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:10:28pm

re: #449 HappyWarrior

Hey, Happy. Yesterday I met a Slovenian. He’s passing through town on his bike (happens a lot around here) and when I saw his loaded vehicle (bike) I took pity and unlocked the door (I’m closed Thursdays, usually). I did not have the exact tube he wanted (cyclists are so particular) but we chatted for a while. At one point, he said he had a month remaining on his visa (he reaches his touring goal this week) and I asked him where he was going home to after that. When he told me ‘Slovenia’, I told him my grandmother was born there and I named the village. He said he wasn’t from there, but had been there, on a bike ride. He was so amazed to find such a connection at almost the end of his trip. We talked about Jure Robic (he pronounced the surname row-bitch) and he said there are many crazy Slovenians like Jure. I refrained from telling him about MY crazy relatives.

This does not count as a ‘CL’ because it was my computer’s fault it took so long.

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Semper Fi  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:11:59pm

re: #469 The Vicious Babushka

My toes are sticking out of my cast but they’re cold! The cast is too big to put a sock over it? What should I do? Wrap a T-shirt around it?

Warm them up using a hair dryer then stuff hole with material that will cover toes and keep them comfy.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:24:12pm

re: #427 Jebediah, RBG

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Original sin. That concept always bothered me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:24:30pm

re: #434 Barefoot Grin

Sorry, to explain: Trump just said he’ll be proclaiming next Sunday as a national day of prayer or something “because we need and deserve it.”

No we don’t. As Madalyn Murray O’Hair noted: Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.

I’m sure the Evangelicals who voted in droves for the serial adulterer and divorcee who owned casinos and defrauded students will be pleased though.

whitehouse.gov (Text of Presidential Proclamation)

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:28:59pm

re: #452 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Maybe you’re a Russian bot.
/

So that’s what the 2008 PUMAs were. /s

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becominginvisible  Sep 1, 2017 • 12:30:32pm

re: #469 The Vicious Babushka

Stocking cap or ski type hat.

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 1, 2017 • 2:31:53pm

re: #431 Anymouse 🌹

Deadbeat dad says what? I’m guessing so-called dreamers shouldn’t be taking legal advice from an apparent criminal.

Between his own law-flouting and apparent dimness, it seems it would be a pretty bad idea!


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