Simon’s Cat: A Day in the Life

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‘A Day in the Life of a Cat Owner’

Do you ever think that Simon’s Cat reminds you of your own cat? Watch this collection to see the trials and tribulations of cat owner Simon during a typical day.

How does your cat compare?

Featuring cat fails, computer malfunctions, a baseball bat, a very rude awakening and the internet’s cutest kitten.

Films included:

Cat Man Do:
YouTube

Feed Me:
YouTube

Hot Water:
YouTube

Cat & Mouse:
YouTube

Muddy Paws:
YouTube

Pizza Cat:
YouTube

Bed Sheets:
YouTube

TV Dinner:
YouTube

Let Me Out:
YouTube

‘A Day in the Life’ Credits:
Directed by: Simon Tofield
Animation: Simon Tofield, Mel Northover, Sandra Gaudi, Emma Wakley
Clean Up: Aude Carpentier, Liza Nechaeva, Michael Cotton-Russell, Setareh Seto
Foley and Music: Russell Pay
Edit: Rebecca Warner-Perry
Owl sfx: freesound.org
creativecommons.org

Executive Producer: Mike Bell
Producer: Emma Burch
Associate Producer: Edwin Eckford
Production Manager: Rebecca Warner-Perry

Have you visited the official Simon’s Cat website?
Official Website: simonscat.com

Stay connected with Simon’s Cat on your favourite websites:
Facebook: facebook.com
Google+: plus.google.com
Twitter: @SimonsCat
Instagram: instagram.com
Tumblr: simonscat.tumblr.com
Pinterest: pinterest.com

Want to see more of our Black & White films? 
Check out our play list here: goo.gl

Want to know more about the history of Simon’s Cat?
Watch the Simon’s Cat Story here - goo.gl;

FAQs:

Q. Why isn’t ‘Off to the Vet’ available in full on YouTube?
A. ‘Off to the Vet’ film production and crowdfunding campaign was a huge undertaking for the Simon’s Cat Team. Our hope is to produce more long form, full colour content for our fans but without having to turn to them through crowdfunding again. The film was completed in 2015 and submitted it to a selection of international film festivals over the following months. During this time it was exclusively available to all funders that contributed via our private production blog. The feedback we have received from our funders has been overwhelming positive and we hope they are extremely proud of making the film a possibility. If you are a funder and have any questions regarding the campaign please contact us at igg@simonscat.com

Q. What software do you use?
A. Simon’s Cat is made using Adobe Flash / TV Paint animation software.

Q. Why does it take so long to make each Simon’s Cat film?
A. Even though the films are made on computer software, they are still hand-animated in a traditional manner, frame to frame. It usually takes between 12 and 25 drawings to create 1 second of a Simon’s Cat film.

Q. Where can I buy Simon’s Cat merchandise?
A. You can purchase Simon’s Cat products from the official web shop: simonscat.com

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534 comments

1
William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 7:42:37pm

I love Simon’s cats. I’ve had that subscribed for a long time. Some really great stuff that anyone owned by a feline overlord will recognize.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 4, 2017 • 7:47:12pm

A favourite comic strip of mine along the same lines as Simon’s Cat: Breaking Cat News

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 4, 2017 • 7:52:19pm

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jaunte  Sep 4, 2017 • 7:52:57pm
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freetoken  Sep 4, 2017 • 7:53:53pm

re: #4 jaunte

He’s jealous that Irma is starting to get news coverage. By Wednesday Irma will be the lead story, not Trump.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2017 • 7:56:02pm

Eh. Dead-threaded this:

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Targetpractice  Sep 4, 2017 • 7:58:19pm

From downstairs:

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

These mother fuckers

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This “Gregg” fellow is not only a special kind of stupid for actually trying to defend the cop, he’s showing himself to be even dumber than that by trying to argue that the NYT got the law wrong. According to him, the cop’s actions were completely legal because of “exigent circumstances.” In this case, the cop was trying to preserve evidence of a crime. Problem with that “logic”: There was no probable cause that the victim had done anything illegal. That much became clear in the video when the cop admitted he hadn’t obtained a warrant (as matter of a quick phone call) because he lacked probable cause.

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gocart mozart  Sep 4, 2017 • 7:59:43pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:00:35pm

LOL

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gocart mozart  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:03:28pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:04:19pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:10:26pm
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freetoken  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:12:57pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

Trump is so not going to like the competition come Wednesday night.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:14:23pm

re: #1 William Lewis

I love Simon’s cats. I’ve had that subscribed for a long time. Some really great stuff that anyone owned by a feline overlord will recognize.

He doesn’t show kitty chewing every cord. LIKE MY CHICA DOES.

I gave her an old mouse. I check every day & the cord is being obliterated.

I have to put every single useful cord away at night & that’s a pita.

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gocart mozart  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:16:01pm

ahem

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:17:27pm

Yikes! This was Saturday of course, but I didn’t hear about till today.

Burning Man attendee dies after running into flames

Every rational human being is horrified at this, from the disturbed victim’s family to the spectators who witnessed who witnessed it. Bat guano preacher Kevin Swanson (of embedded babies infamy), otoh, is probably delighted. He has been claiming recently that Burning Man was really about reviving human sacrifice.

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Chrysicat  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:23:35pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:24:28pm

re: #15 gocart mozart

They Mayor probably wouldn’t mind if they hadn’t, but they have spoken.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:25:06pm

Hell freezes over when even this Right Winger calls out Trump on his bigotry.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:25:30pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:25:58pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:26:44pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

This is sadly true. He’s so disturbed.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:28:23pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

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I got a feeling he’s trying to channel Monty Hall suckering someone into trading for the Zonk behind the curtain…

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Stanley Sea  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:30:28pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

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HE aint doing shit.

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:34:06pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:36:50pm

re: #19 DodgerFan1988

Hell freezes over when even this Right Winger calls out Trump on his bigotry.

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Hasn’t Jennifer Rubin been a consistent never-Trumper? And hasn’t she been consistently on the right (i.e. correct) side of issues since Trump was the nominee? Unlike Stephens, she even believes in climate change.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:37:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:39:02pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:41:16pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

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A war that he’s too chickenshit to enlist in.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:41:33pm

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

Hasn’t Jennifer Rubin been a consistent never-Trumper? And hasn’t she been consistently on the right (i.e. correct) side of issues since Trump was the nominee? Unlike Stephens, she even believes in climate change.

Yes.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:42:42pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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McNutcake’s portrait is a good deal better looking, or at least more authoritative, than the real Kim.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:43:52pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

War is good for ratings dontcha know…

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scottslemmons  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:46:02pm

re: #32 Eclectic Cyborg

War is good for business dontcha know?

The press always loves a good war. And the wingnut media loves it even more, because they imagine they’ll be able to outlaw dissent and start executing libruls.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:46:20pm

*snort*

Some vandal has managed to sneak a speculative, though certainly plausible, comment into the wikipedia bio of bat guano preacher Kevin Swanson:

Swanson said that “humble homosexuals that fall on their faces and plead for God’s mercy as the publican did in the parable will go to heaven” and “proud gays will go to hell”. He is more than likely a closeted, self-loathing homosexual.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 4, 2017 • 8:49:27pm

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

McNutcake’s portrait is a good deal better looking, or at least more authoritative, than the real Kim.

NK should copy it for their propaganda posters. It’s the kind of overblown, garish, simplistic propaganda graphic they love and, again, it’s pretty flattering to the Dear Leader himself.

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:09:11pm

Heh.

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Le Coquí Résistance  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:11:28pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

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It’s not looking good…

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:14:47pm

Fucking Stein voters.

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retired cynic  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:17:28pm

re: #38 goddamnedfrank

Fucking Stein voters.

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unicorns, rainbows, puppies, twinkly stars, good grief…

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:20:06pm

re: #38 goddamnedfrank

Fucking Stein voters.

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Almost as stupid as the “progressive” arguement in the last thread. I say the same to them - if they gave real fuck about people they wouldn’t have worked to destroy the progress of generations of proletarian struggle (though I doubt she’d get that reference.).

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:20:50pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

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Well, he didn’t tweet about Jay Cutler the former Mr. Olympia…

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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:23:06pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

He could be more deranged. He could say what is on his mind, which is crickets chirping.

OT: As someone on the Autistic Spectrum, I find that Twitter only has value when I’ve been drinking.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:27:10pm

re: #38 goddamnedfrank

Fucking Stein voters.

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Aw, Putinbot “Mondia” can’t spell…

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ckkatz  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:31:59pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

Wow!

I just forwarded that picture of a very large Hurricane Irma, and a very small Puerto Rico to some friends in Florida and Puerto Rico. This does not look good.

Thanks for posting the tweet!

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mmmirele  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:32:58pm

re: #42 Apocalypse

OT: As someone on the Autistic Spectrum, I find that Twitter only has value when I’ve been drinking.

I kind of lost it on Twitter last week. I was barely over 10,000 tweets last Tuesday and now I have 11,300 tweets. A lot of people got to hear me call the Nashville Statement “high-minded bigotry,” “a flaming pile of garbage” and “a county-wide tire fire,” among other things. It was so very, very hard to keep myself from just having a serious potty mouth and telling the promoters of this thing to fuck off.

But what I learned got attention was pointing out how some of the promoters and signers have covered up child sexual abuse at their churches. I named names. A lot of people resonated to that.

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scottslemmons  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:37:28pm

FYI, the Google Doodle is a tribute to Eduard Khil. Go click it to enjoy that musical perfection. ;)

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Chrysicat  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:41:18pm

re: #43 Joe Bacon 🌹

Aw, Putinbot can’t spell…

i honestly don’t think that’s a Putinbot, because I don’t believe Russian keyboards have ‘n’ next to ‘b’. That’s an honest tpyo from someone so angry that they posted without noticing it was there :-P

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:45:12pm
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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:45:21pm

re: #45 mmmirele

As an Australian in Australia, I can look on at the Complete shite that Tump does and hope it doesn’t “trickle down” (read: piss on) on to us. If Tump were my “elected” head, I’d feel the need to state what should be obvious but not anyone seems to be saying.

Coincidentally, “Silent majority” means the minority (of people) that wants to the majority but can’t accept they aren’t a minority of a minority.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:50:39pm

re: #48 Kragar

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:50:47pm

re: #45 mmmirele

I kind of lost it on Twitter last week. I was barely over 10,000 tweets last Tuesday and now I have 11,300 tweets. A lot of people got to hear me call the Nashville Statement “high-minded bigotry,” “a flaming pile of garbage” and “a county-wide tire fire,” among other things. It was so very, very hard to keep myself from just having a serious potty mouth and telling the promoters of this thing to fuck off.

But what I learned got attention was pointing out how some of the promoters and signers have covered up child sexual abuse at their churches. I named names. A lot of people resonated to that.

Thing to remember is that none of them can be expected to say anything else. They live the bigotry that is deep in their soul. The best, I think, that some of us (ie religous) can do is simply to post our own statements, without giving them attention, but showing what we believe and that there is a safe place that is a church for anyone.

Yeah, the Nashville statement is ugly & many of those signing it are, frankly, evil. Still, by providing an example of what we believe the divine really wants us to be we hold a far stronger weapon than they wield.

If Christians want people to follow Christ, the first thing we must do is provide a reason why - to live a life that is an example that people want to follow. The fear - fire & brimstone shit - is an ignorant lie that must be thrown away. If we believe that the anointed one told us to live in love, then that is what we must do. For real.

I showed this to a young priest who grew up in our parish this weekend:

He laughed and said that was what he tries to preach, if without the expletive :)

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:51:32pm

Aw man…

Just got around to watching this cat video. CuriousLurker always shared moments when her cats got all up in her shit while she was working with computers.

I miss her so.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:56:02pm

re: #50 FormerDirtDart

Yesss!!!!! Say it loud Hillz!

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retired cynic  Sep 4, 2017 • 9:56:59pm

re: #51 William Lewis

Well said. I was raised to understand that as faith (Methodist), but organized religion seems to have left me behind.

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:03:51pm

re: #54 retired cynic

Well said. I was raised to understand that as faith (Methodist), but organized religion seems to have left me behind.

Understood. That’s why some of us are trying to take it back. Google “the emerging church” (I’m closest to the Revisionist branch while being liturgically reactionary - classic high church anglo-catholic episcopalian :D ) or “Nadia Bolz-Weber” sometime.

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retired cynic  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:04:21pm

Speaking of organized religion (//), where is Anymouse? It worried me a bit when he said he had had a severe headache for a couple of days…

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:06:55pm

re: #56 retired cynic

Speaking of organized religion (//), where is Anymouse? It worried me a bit when he said he had had a severe headache for a couple of days…

He and I have our disagreements but I miss him when he’s gone this long. Perhaps his hand is too sore for putting up with the computer?

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retired cynic  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:08:23pm

re: #55 William Lewis

Understood. That’s why some of us are trying to take it back. Google “the emerging church” (I’m closest to the Revisionist branch while being liturgically reactionary - classic high church anglo-catholic episcopalian :D ) or “Nadia Bolz-Weber” sometime.

Oh kay. Pretty low here! My grandparents sang in the choir, my father sang in the choir, my mother was the church organist (big old pipe organ). One service they were singing a hymn, and got to the line, “Souls in danger, look above!” and one of the big pipes fell down across the top of the organ. (You understand, I was still in the gleam in the eye stage.) When I was young, I used to sit on the floor behind the organ and watch her feet race up and down the foot octave.

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Varek Raith  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:10:13pm

Hello.

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:14:52pm

re: #58 retired cynic

Oh kay. Pretty low here! My grandparents sang in the choir, my father sang in the choir, my mother was the church organist (big old pipe organ). One service they were singing a hymn, and got to the line, “Souls in danger, look above!” and one of the big pipes fell down across the top of the organ. (You understand, I was still in the gleam in the eye stage.) When I was young, I used to sit on the floor behind the organ and watch her feet race up and down the foot octave.

Ah I can imagine :D . If I were in a town that only had a Methodist church I’d be much happier than in many other places. I’d be a naughty radical to them, I suppose, but they come out of the same tradition I do. The Wesley boys always considered themselves good Anglicans ;) We still have a boatload of Charles’ work in our hymnal.

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:15:19pm

re: #59 Varek Raith

Hello.

Good Eeeevvvvening…

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retired cynic  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:16:18pm

re: #60 William Lewis

Ah I can imagine :D . If I were in a town that only had a Methodist church I’d be much happier than in many other places. I’d be a naughty radical to them, I suppose, but they come out of the same tradition I do. The Wesley boys always considered themselves good Anglicans ;) We still have a boatload of Charles’ work in our hymnal.

I gather it was quite the talk of the congregation, since they were still talking about it (and probably improving the tale) when I was old enough to remember the story years later.

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:18:21pm

re: #59 Varek Raith

Hello.

Giphy

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:30:30pm

re: #63 teleskiguy

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I was never terribly fond of Ren and Stimpy but I really love how it kicked the doors open for modern adult cartoons as good as the old Warner Brother’s work.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:33:17pm

I fucking hate leftist purity trolls. I’m reading comments on a Twitter thread where someone’s posted excerpts from HRC’s new book. These people are so full of shit. “Oh, if only we hadn’t tried to be bipartisan, we could have had Single Payer!”

For fuck’s sake, we couldn’t even get 60 votes for the Public Option!!!

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:34:14pm

re: #65 Blind Frog Belly White

I fucking hate leftist purity trolls. I’m reading comments on a Twitter thread where someone’s posted excerpts from HRC’s new book. These people are so full of shit. “Oh, if only we hadn’t tried to be bipartisan, we could have had Single Payer!”

For fuck’s sake, we couldn’t even get 60 votes for the Public Option!!!

Stupidity is stupidity is puritopianism…

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:37:21pm

re: #32 Eclectic Cyborg

War is good for ratings dontcha know…

But think of the songs:

Tom Lehrer - So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III) - with intro - widescreen

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:37:43pm

re: #64 William Lewis

There’s a handful of episodes that are stuck in my mind forever, my favorite being “Space Madness.” Log™ is the ultimate toy. And who could forget Powdered Toast Man rescuing the Pope (voiced by Frank Zappa) from certain death?

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BeachDem  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:38:17pm

re: #48 Kragar

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About that passage—Maggie drags Hillary (of course), gets the story backwards (actually, Hillary is the hitchhiker—Bernie is Ben Stiller).

It doesn’t go well…

and many many more…

Maggie must be in heaven—she can defend the yam’s “feelings” about his sad, heart-wrenching “dilemma” and then go back to bashing Hillary.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:40:28pm

re: #69 BeachDem

About that passage—Maggie drags Hillary (of course), gets the story backwards (actually, Hillary is the hitchhiker—Bernie is Ben Stiller).

It doesn’t go well…

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and many many more…

Maggie must be in heaven—she can defend the yam’s “feelings” about his sad, heart-wrenching “dilemma” and then go back to bashing Hillary.

Okay. I take back my earlier defense of Haberman. There’s no excuse for that shit. It’s just the NYT’s irrational hatred of Hillary Clinton. Fuck them.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:44:05pm

re: #64 William Lewis

Never saw Ren and Stimpy but I happen to be a total Spongebob geek! It really is something a parent can sit down with and enjoy along with the kids.

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Teukka  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:44:19pm

re: #67 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

But think of the songs:

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Or the instrumentals.

Terminator The end of the world


Frankly, if I was asked to score WWIII, I don’t think I could do it better than Marco Beltrami in T3. There’s an alternate version with vocals instead of the violin, which rips your heart out.

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retired cynic  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:44:52pm

re: #71 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Good to “see” you here!

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:49:31pm

re: #71 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Never saw Ren and Stimpy but I happen to be a total Spongebob geek! It really is something a parent can sit down with and enjoy along with the kids.

I hear you. My favorites to watch with John were Kim Possible, Transformers Animated & Avatar: The Last Airbender. Lots of stories with far more depth and teaching that people realize at first. I made a comment to him recently about stories teaching a gentle model of leadership and he twigged on why I liked him watching that version of Transformers.

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:51:07pm

THE HISTORY ERASER BUTTON!

Giphy

THE JOLLY CANDY-LIKE BUTTON!

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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:53:17pm

re: #51 William Lewis

It’s Follower like you that have soften my views on followers of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (and by extension, other peps of faith that try to follow the beliefs of their faith while adapting to modern understandings of what is right and what is now considered wrong be our society’s norms.)

In short : If more Christians were like you, I think we would live in a better world.

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:54:01pm

Well, off to bed. I’ve stayed up much too late and I start my new job tomorrow. Think good thoughts, eh?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:54:14pm

re: #75 teleskiguy

Golly, thanks so much for that unpauseable gif that just keeps going and going and going. Like the Eveready bunny of twerks.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:55:08pm

re: #77 William Lewis

Go get ‘em!

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William Lewis  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:55:36pm

re: #76 Apocalypse

It’s Follower like you that have soften my views on followers of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (and by extension, other peps of faith that try to follow the beliefs of their faith while adapting to modern understandings of what is right and what is now considered wrong be our society’s norms.)

In short : If more Christians were like you, I think we would live in a better world.

Thank you. That, if you’ll excuse the phrase, is the evangelism I try to live. Hate can’t make things better & If we don’t make things better, why bother?

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:57:51pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

Reload. Fixed. Sorry.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:58:16pm

re: #80 William Lewis

Hate can’t make things better & If we don’t make things better, why bother?

Amen.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:59:02pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

Reload. Fixed. Sorry.

Thank you!

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BeachDem  Sep 4, 2017 • 10:59:11pm

re: #70 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay. I take back my earlier defense of Haberman. There’s no excuse for that shit. It’s just the NYT’s irrational hatred of Hillary Clinton. Fuck them.

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:02:14pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

Golly, thanks so much for that unpauseable gif that just keeps going and going and going. Like the Eveready bunny of twerks.

No sir, I don’t like it

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:06:23pm

re: #80 William Lewis

Thank you. That, if you’ll excuse the phrase, is the evangelism I try to live. Hate can’t make things better & If we don’t make things better, why bother?

Having been raised in a Christian family like that, I am often angry and disgusted at those who have stolen the mantles of Christian and Evangelical, even though I don’t have a god in the fight.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:11:02pm

re: #56 retired cynic

Speaking of organized religion (//), where is Anymouse? It worried me a bit when he said he had had a severe headache for a couple of days…

HI!!

My headache has faded. Thank you for thinking about me though.

My left hand has been bothering me a lot though (not due to typing).

As for organised religion, I think I’ll stay out of that discussion.

I am concerned for my sister and her wife, as the La Tuna Canyon fire is creeping up closer to Burbank’s downtown (she lives adjacent to the downtown area). If that fire gets into the city, that is going to be a disaster for Los Angeles.

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Teukka  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:13:23pm

Random song I’m playing now:

Ivan Torrent - Human Legacy

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:19:20pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:20:37pm
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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:21:45pm

re: #88 Teukka

Not random but it has made me want to read Lovelcraft:

YouTube

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:29:16pm

re: #72 Teukka

Or the instrumentals.

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Frankly, if I was asked to score WWIII, I don’t think I could do it better than Marco Beltrami in T3. There’s an alternate version with vocals instead of the violin, which rips your heart out.

That brief sequence saved T3; the rest of the film was basically meh.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:34:21pm

re: #84 BeachDem

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:35:18pm

re: #74 William Lewis

I hear you. My favorites to watch with John were Kim Possible, Transformers Animated & Avatar: The Last Airbender. Lots of stories with far more depth and teaching that people realize at first. I made a comment to him recently about stories teaching a gentle model of leadership and he twigged on why I liked him watching that version of Transformers.

This is what was firing my imagination when I was about six:

Space Battleship Yamato - Isao Sasaki (with Japanese, Romaji and English subtitle)

The animation isn’t the original, unfortunately. But the music is instantly recognizable. Hard to believe that was 40+ years ago.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:36:04pm

Here in Philadelphia, WMMR is playing an A to Z list. Nothing too exciting but every once in a while something cool comes on. Anyhoo, as Bob Segar’s “Hollywood Nights” is ending (ho hum), I’m expecting “Home by the Sea” by Genesis. Turns out that in between, they played “Holy Diver” and (I like Dio) but What the Heck??? Holy Diver?? I was trying to make out some sense from the lyrics but it was just ridiculous. So I googled the lyrics:
Holy Diver
You’ve been down too long in the midnight sea
Oh what’s becoming of me

Ride the tiger
You can see his stripes but you know he’s clean
Oh don’t you see what I mean

Gotta get away
Holy Diver

Shiny diamonds
Like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue
Something is coming for you

Race for the morning
You can hide in the sun ‘till you see the light
Oh we will pray it’s all right

Gotta get away-get away

Between the velvet lies
There’s a truth that’s hard as steel
The vision never dies
Life’s a never ending wheel

Holy Diver
You’re the star of the masquerade
No need to look so afraid

Jump on the tiger
You can feel his heart but you know he’s mean
Some light can never be seen

Holy Diver
You’ve been down too long in the midnight sea
Oh what’s becoming of me

Ride the tiger
You can see his stripes but you know he’s clean
Oh don’t you see what I mean

Gotta get away
Holy Diver

Huh???

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:37:28pm
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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:38:16pm

re: #96 teleskiguy

Who is the Kommisar?

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:39:20pm

re: #94 Dr Lizardo

We’re off to outer space
We’re leaving mother Earth
To save, the human race
Our Star Blazers!

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:39:29pm

re: #97 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Who is the Kommisar?

Better yet, will he or she be airbrushed out of the photos when they’re no longer convenient?

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:42:08pm

re: #98 Kragar

We’re off to outer space
We’re leaving mother Earth
To save, the human race
Our Star Blazers!

Most are familiar with the English-subbed opening to Speed Racer, but I’ve always been partial to the original Japanese version:

Speed Racer Opening! (Original Japanese)

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:42:38pm
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Kragar  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:43:39pm

Best soundtrack for any anime series remains FLCL

FLCL Full Atomsk Scene [Ending]

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:43:53pm

re: #94 Dr Lizardo

This is what was firing my imagination when I was about six:

The animation isn’t the original, unfortunately. But the music is instantly recognizable. Hard to believe that was 40+ years ago.

We used to break down work at NAS Oceana when “Star Blazers” came on. Had there been some sort of need for aircraft from the base, they would have gotten an answering machine until the show was off for the day.

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Varek Raith  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:45:08pm

re: #102 Kragar

Best soundtrack for any anime series remains FLCL

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Video

The Pillows.

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:45:47pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:45:57pm

re: #96 teleskiguy

So, like the Soviet Union, the Republican Party wants political minders to watch bathrooms scientists.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:47:16pm

re: #100 Dr Lizardo

I remember watching Speed Racer and his powerful Mach 5, but I also remember watching Ultra-Man.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:50:29pm

re: #102 Kragar

Best soundtrack for any anime series remains FLCL

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Video

That was a brilliant soundtrack. Anime has had some masterful scores over the decades; Ghost In The Shell, Akira, Paprika and Paranoia Agent are all standouts.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:50:35pm

Now playing, my Depeche Mode Spotify list. I can’t figure out how to put that here, but I assure you it’s good.

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Varek Raith  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:54:32pm

Wave motion guns for everyone!

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:55:25pm

re: #107 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I remember watching Speed Racer and his powerful Mach 5, but I also remember watching Ultra-Man.

I watched Ultra-Man as well. Great show. And on Sundays, Godzilla films (IIRC, it was KTLA in Los Angeles but it might’ve been KTTV - channel 11). I still recall being transfixed by Godzilla’s battles with Hedora, King Kong, Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah.

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:56:05pm

re: #110 Varek Raith

Wave motion guns for everyone!

One Punch Man vs Wave Motion Gun?

One Punch Man - Official Opening - The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist

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Varek Raith  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:56:35pm

I was introduced to anime by SciFi’s Saturday Anime block.
Remember that?

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Varek Raith  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:57:14pm

re: #112 Kragar

One Punch Man vs Wave Motion Gun?

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Depends.
If it’s mounted on a mosquito, the gun.
If not, Saitama.
/

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:57:54pm

re: #113 Varek Raith

I was introduced to anime by SciFi’s Saturday Anime block.
Remember that?

KTLA had them on morning and afternoon cartoon blocks

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:59:21pm

We’ve been stranded in the village since I wrecked our car … tomorrow the rental agency is supposed to send someone to our house to take us to Scottsbluff to pick up a rental car arranged by our insurance company.

Tomorrow is our regularly scheduled dine out in Cheyenne, but I suspect we’ll miss that doing all the paperwork and such for the rental car.

No word yet from the shop in Sterling on when we might see our car. The insurance adjuster is probably waterboarding the mechanic to get the price down.

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piratedan  Sep 4, 2017 • 11:59:21pm

re: #102 Kragar

while I adore the FLCL soundtrack (and it’s damn good!) and Fly On Shooting Star is an incredibly kick-ass tune…

I still think Yoko Kanno’s work on Cowboy BeBop is the best, not only for the signature work for the theme song Tank but for the theme and mood music throughout the series, moving effortlessly between Jazz, Funk, Rock, Country and borrowing from musical styles for the last 75 years is nothing short of awesome.

also noteworthy (imho) are the soundtracks from Beck and Kare Kano and there are guilty pleasures like the opening themes from Season 1 of Inuyasha and Love Hina too…

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:01:50am

re: #115 Kragar

KTLA had them on morning and afternoon cartoon blocks

Yep, back in the mid-1970’s. That’s what I was watching as a tyke.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:04:19am

re: #117 piratedan

guilty pleasures like the opening themes from Season 1 of Inuyasha and Love Hina too…

This little earworm:

Urusei Yatsura New Remastered HD Opening 1 - Lum no Love Song

or this one (in spoiler tag is may be mildly NSFW):

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:04:33am

Well, I have zero followers on my Spotify playlists. That either means everyone hates what I listen to, no one’s ever heard of me, or no one wants to be publicly associated with me. /s

SA2VxV0w+y89JwmDTNzbff0+hy9rVZg4IWm71dEcC3YvfDW6CnGYWWJ6+IgAOXbUrU8mhZQTP6TEQKLQ+G+Ko18gNPzTAzTJAoJP1o9R3bI=

I can’t sign up for a premium account there (something you need a credit card or PayPal account). For some reason they don’t take cheques or cash. (Even Amazon takes cheques.)

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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:08:04am

re: #102 Kragar

The Pillows must have have gotten a lot of fans who had no idea what the lyrics actually were, in the same vein as Rammstein in a way..

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:10:47am

Latest on the tropics shows Hurricane Irma approaching the Lesser Antilles (and will likely enter the Gulf), the tropical wave behind it about a thousand miles behind and further south likely to become a tropical storm, and the tropical wave in the Bay of Campeche meandering around and likely to become a tropical storm as well.

My brother-in-law is just starting to clean out the disaster that Hurricane Harvey left his home outside Houston. He’s not a happy camper right now.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:11:34am

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹

Can you point me to the post that explains what happened to your car? It seems easier to direct to a post that was already written, to recap for those who missed it.

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piratedan  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:11:45am

re: #119 Dr Lizardo

well, hey, at least you didn’t taunt me with the beginning season theme from Ranma 1/2!

but I have to admit, there are a bunch of great anime series openings…

for some reason, imho, there’s a terrible amount of earnestness in this one, remains one of my faves…. the way her voice soars always touches me…

Kare Kano Opening HQ

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Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:11:54am

Sigh, I think I need more ram.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:15:16am

re: #123 Aussie Apocalypse

Can you point me to the post that explains what happened to your car? It seems easier to direct to a post that was already written, to recap for those who missed it.

Well, I have trouble finding stuff I posted, so in my case it’s easier to recap.

Last Tuesday I was coming home from the Cheyenne VA after having the surgical sutures removed from my hand and seeing occupational therapy.

Three miles from my home my wife yelled “Deer,” I saw the deer by the river, started to slow down, and hit the deer standing in the road.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:17:49am

Wife: “Deer.”

Me: “Yes?”

Wife: “Deer!”

Me: (perturbed) “Yes?”

Wife “DEEEEEEER!”

(pow crunch flubbaflubba screech turn on emergency flashers)

Me: Oh, you meant “deer.” /s

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Teukka  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:21:03am

re: #127 Anymouse 🌹

Wife: “Deer.”

Me: “Yes?”

Wife: “Deer!”

Me: (perturbed) “Yes?”

Wife “DEEEEEEER!”

(pow crunch flubbaflubba screech turn on emergency flashers)

Me: Oh, you meant “deer.” /s

Oh deer…
*ducks*

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IngisKahn  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:26:39am

Tough day at the cat rescue (AKA my house). Lost a 2 day old. It’s only our 3rd loss since we started doing this almost 4 years ago, but man it’s hard. So many what ifs - I just hope his litter mates stay strong. I’ll be getting up at 3AM to feed them.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:30:01am

re: #129 Varek Raith

This now-forgotten band from Japan is one of my all-time faves. They were incredible.

Cigaretteman - Discography

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:32:29am

re: #131 Dr Lizardo

And here they are live - August 3, 1997.

CIGARETTEMAN live @ 20000V 3/Aug/97

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:35:20am
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Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:37:08am
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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:42:34am

re: #126 Anymouse 🌹

Deer strike!

I had expected something much worse.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:44:50am

re: #134 Varek Raith

You want quality singing?

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Video

:P

Or this - one of the most gleefully twisted openings ever.

Dokuro-chan Opening

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:50:00am

re: #135 Aussie Apocalypse

Deer strike!

I had expected something much worse.

Well, it messed up my car pretty good, and I injured my just-operated-on hand.

My wife was uninjured. The deer got up and ran off toward the river; I don’t know if it survived.

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piratedan  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:52:18am

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

and to think…. someone got paid to write that!… Then they had to pay someone to compose the music and someone else to sing it…. strange world we live in…

something a tad more mainstream…

Beck Opening Sound(original)

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 12:57:53am

re: #138 piratedan

and to think…. someone got paid to write that!… Then they had to pay someone to compose the music and someone else to sing it…. strange world we live in…

something a tad more mainstream…

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Video

I’m gonna have to share that with a couple of my students - they’d love it.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:00:55am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹

I read in the earlier threads it got totaled. This was the Smart Car?

Kind of related: Where I live, (feral) deer are an invasive pest which were (If I remember correctly, at least one species of them) given to the state by Queen Victoria to some society here. At least if you hit a Kangaroo here, no one will say you were trying to hit it (Twitchy Critters they are).

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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:09:52am

re: #138 piratedan

In fairness, someone also got paid to write the source material!

I just read the introduction on Wikipedia, seems like they took the Great Will of the Microcosm form “Excel Saga” and made it the problem and the solution for the main character.

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piratedan  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:11:02am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

well, here’s the one that was referenced up thread…

one of best tunes in anime (imho)

(フリクリ) FLCL Ending Theme HD

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:22:31am

I always seem to show up here late at night, and the subject sometimes seems to be anime. Works for me.

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:23:17am
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:26:43am

I commented here that there seemed to be an awful lot of earthquakes in Soda Springs, Idaho yesterday. (Soda Springs is near the edge of the Yellowstone Caldera.)

There were even more today, and stronger.

earthquake.usgs.gov

Well, if it’s time for Yellowstone to go, I guess we won’t need to worry about climate change or a war with North Korea (always look on the bright side of life).

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:27:53am

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹

Will it be YUUUUGE?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:28:45am

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹

Well, if it’s time for Yellowstone to go, I guess we won’t need to worry about climate change or a war with North Korea (always look on the bright side of life).

The Free Market will take care of everything.

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:29:40am

I will also go on record that Mumen Rider is the greatest hero in the One Punch Man universe.

FIGHT ME!

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:31:00am

re: #140 Aussie Apocalypse

I read in the earlier threads it got totaled. This was the Smart Car?

Kind of related: Where I live, (feral) deer are an invasive pest which were (If I remember correctly, at least one species of them) given to the state by Queen Victoria to some society here. At least if you hit a Kangaroo here, no one will say you were trying to hit it (Twitchy Critters they are).

No it wasn’t totalled though it was damaged pretty badly (I drove it home after the wreck).

The front air dam under the car was cracked, the passenger headlamp broken, the hood ripped from its locks, and the right front fender torn partly away from the car.

According to the mechanic, the most expensive part to replace is the headlamp (cost to him, $200). I just replaced that headlamp a few months ago after breaking it hitting a hidden pothole on a provincial road in Saskatchewan (that pothole was more like a ravine). We’d just spent $700 to replace it (labour charge at a Mercedes dealer is pretty high).

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:32:17am

re: #146 alloutofcrazyhere

Will it be YUUUUGE?

Well, as I’m buried in 300 metres of ash, at least I’ll go out knowing that Mr. Trump’s Twitter account will go down.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:39:33am

re: #148 Kragar

I will also go on record that Mumen Rider is the greatest hero in the One Punch Man universe.

The characters in that show are almost like the characters from the movie Mystery Men. Very random, but also very funny.

Guess I’ll go the boring route and say Tatsumaki is my fav as at least her powers are interesting. Dropping meteors on dinosaurs comes in handy. It’s a shame that couldn’t have been done last November. The sweet meteor of death was sorely needed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 1:44:45am

Happy birthday to my wife’s first cousin thrice removed Jesse James. (My wife is a member of the Younger clan.)

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Aussie Apocalypse  Sep 5, 2017 • 2:04:01am

Anyone played the early access Quake Champions?

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 2:49:25am

Meanwhile, the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge is causing all sorts of headaches.

katu.com

kgw.com

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 4:07:13am

Meanwhile, in the UK:

Serving members of the British Army are among a group of alleged National Action members arrested on suspicion of terror offences.

The Ministry of Defence would not confirm how many soldiers had been detained in counter-terror raids across the Midlands, Suffolk and Wales.

“We can confirm that a number of serving members of the Army have been arrested under the Terrorism Act for being associated with a proscribed far right group,” a spokesperson said.

West Midlands Police said the suspects are a 22-year-old man from Birmingham, a 32-year-old man from Powys, a 24-year-old man from Ipswich and a 24-year-old man from Northampton.

independent.co.uk

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 4:25:40am

re: #155 Dr Lizardo

After all the crap the United Kingdom went through in World War II, it seems strange to me that some people there would support the ideology that so savagely attacked their country and killed their fellow citizens.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 4:31:30am

re: #156 Anymouse 🌹

After all the crap the United Kingdom went through in World War II, it seems strange to me that some people there would support the ideology that so savagely attacked their country and killed their fellow citizens.

The National Front was very strong in the UK before the war. It is now being repackaged under the guise of nationalism, and we saw how widespread those sentiments are with the Brexit vote.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 5, 2017 • 4:31:55am

Now that the traders have had their summer off, they should be back soon to wrangle that market to a new low. bloomberg.com

Welcome to the cruelest month for U.S. equities.

The S&P 500 Index limps into September after stalling amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and historic flooding in Texas. Those broke a stretch of calm that’ll be hard to replicate in a month loaded with major events that could set the tone on financial markets the rest of the year — from a dozen G-20 central bank decisions to a deadline on the U.S.’s ability to pay its bills and elections in Europe and Oceania.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 4:36:38am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The National Front was very strong in the UK before the war. It is now being repackaged under the guise of nationalism, and we saw how widespread those sentiments are with the Brexit vote.

I thought National Front wasn’t around until the late ’60s or early ’70s - did you mean Mosley’s BUF? I know they were quite strong in the run-up to WWII.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 4:38:05am

re: #159 Dr Lizardo

I thought National Front wasn’t around until the late ’60s or early ’70s - did you mean Mosley’s BUF? I know they were quite strong in the run-up to WWII.

That is what I meant, yes. And it was part of a fascist movement that was popular all over Europe. Not to mention the isolationists and German-American Bund in the USA

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 4:44:27am

re: #160 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is what I meant, yes. And it was part of a fascist movement that was popular all over Europe. Not to mention the isolationists and German-American Bund in the USA

Oh yeah, Fascism was certainly all the rage in the 1920’s and ’30s. One would think that with the two strongest iterations (Italy and Nazi Germany) having been taken to the woodshed in truly spectacular fashion, it would’ve died off. It survived of course in Franco’s Spain and Salazar’s Portugal and in some South American countries, but really just a shadow of itself - nothing like compared to its heyday.

And now, it’s back in vogue, with new names - Identitarians, New Right, Alt-Right, etc., etc. If nothing else, I guess it speaks to the immortality of ideas……no matter how fatuous they are.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 4:50:49am

re: #161 Dr Lizardo

And now, [Fascism is] back in vogue, with new names - Identitarians, New Right, Alt-Right, etc., etc. If nothing else, I guess it speaks to the immortality of ideas……no matter how fatuous they are.

It speaks volumes about its ability to appeal to the disillusioned and disenfranchised, to the classes of people who feel threatened by foreigners and foreign ideas.

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jeffreyw  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:04:49am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:10:40am

Irma is a Cat 5

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Teukka  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:17:07am

re: #164 Shropshire Slasher

Irma is a Cat 5

And they’ve already described her as a so-called “retiree candidate”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:29:07am

re: #161 Dr Lizardo

Oh yeah, Fascism was certainly all the rage in the 1920’s and ’30s. One would think that with the two strongest iterations (Italy and Nazi Germany) having been taken to the woodshed in truly spectacular fashion, it would’ve died off. It survived of course in Franco’s Spain and Salazar’s Portugal and in some South American countries, but really just a shadow of itself - nothing like compared to its heyday.

And now, it’s back in vogue, with new names - Identitarians, New Right, Alt-Right, etc., etc. If nothing else, I guess it speaks to the immortality of ideas……no matter how fatuous they are.

I really worry about what may happen in a time of economic downturn. Fascism has always been at its most dangerous during times of economic trouble. Fascism 2.0 is scary. TBH I think it’s gotten its appeal with younger people because these people unlike your generation or even my sub generation haven’t known many WWII vets. That and the internet allows likeminded individuals to bond.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:29:13am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The National Front was very strong in the UK before the war. It is now being repackaged under the guise of nationalism, and we saw how widespread those sentiments are with the Brexit vote.

I went digging a bit into far right movements in the United Kingdom. The fellow arrested allegedly belongs to a banned group in Britain called National Action (they promote violent action by their Nazi members). Amongst other things, they spoke favourably of the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox by a man associated with the US Nazi group National Alliance.

(It would seem Hillary Clinton’s claim many years ago of a “vast right wing conspiracy” includes violent right-wing terror groups connecting across international boundaries.)

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:33:38am

I have a good friend living in Puerto Rico on the island Vieques. I am worried about her being in the path of Irma.

Irma sounds really bad. I hope it makes a wild turn and heads out away from Florida and just goes out to sea.

I don’t know if the U.S. can handle another catastrophe right now. Not with the catastrophe in the White House.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:35:35am

re: #168 ObserverArt

I have a good friend living in Puerto Rico on the island Vieques. I am worried about her being in the path of Irma.

Irma sounds really bad. I hope it makes a wild turn and heads out away from Florida and just goes out to sea.

I don’t know if the U.S. can handle another catastrophe right now. Not with the catastrophe in the White House.

To be followed by a Cascadia Subduction Zone megathrust quake just in time for Christmas! The little pickled onion to top off the shit sandwich, as it were.

(Of course I’m joking - just my gallows humor peeking through. Such an event would be horrific)

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:37:35am

re: #164 Shropshire Slasher

Irma is a Cat 5

Jesus…. I’m just putting coffee on. any idea where it’s going to hit?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:38:45am

On one hand, you have millennials who really are some of the most tolerant and open minded people out there. My SiL’s older sister comes to mind. And on the other hand, you have people like CCJ who actually are younger than us. My brother actually takes the time to listen to some of these young Fascists and he’s observed a lot of em saying they feel “bored” with liberalism’s inclusive message and they think fascism is edgy or some shit like that.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:42:29am

re: #170 Dave In Austin

Well, they are covering all their bases, so by Thursday I think they will have a better idea.

Some say Florida.

Irma is considered a “Cape Verde hurricane” which frequently become some of the largest and most intense storms. Hurricanes Hugo, Floyd and Ivan were Cape Verdes, forming in the far eastern Atlantic — near the Cape Verde Islands — and tracking across the ocean.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:43:14am

re: #171 HappyWarrior

On one hand, you have millennials who really are some of the most tolerant and open minded people out there. My SiL’s older sister comes to mind. And on the other hand, you have people like CCJ who actually are younger than us. My brother actually takes the time to listen to some of these young Fascists and he’s observed a lot of em saying they feel “bored” with liberalism’s inclusive message and they think fascism is edgy or some shit like that.

I think that’s explains quite a bit of it - a bunch of would-be edgelords.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:46:21am

re: #173 Dr Lizardo

I think that’s explains quite a bit of it - a bunch of would-be edgelords.

Yeah they think they’re being cool by going against what most people their age stand for when in reality, they’re just Nazi wannabe assholes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:47:04am

re: #164 Shropshire Slasher

Irma is a Cat 5

Crap. Irma is headed into the Gulf of Mexico. A strike anywhere would be a disaster, but somewhere close to SE Texas/SW Louisiana would be catastrophic for them. On top of that, the disturbance in the Bay of Campeche is now up to a 70% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone and threatening the NE Mexico/Texas coast. The disturbance running a thousand miles behind and further south of Irma is now up to a 90% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, and if it doesn’t hit South America also stands a good chance of entering the Gulf of Mexico.

Perhaps my brother-in-law should just move here. His wife is still stranded in Russia, unable to return to Houston. She’s probably safer there.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:50:05am

Cape Verde storms also hit the Gulf (Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Andrew, &c)

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:57:12am

All of these storms get their start off the Verdes. There is another system behind Irma the has possibilities as well.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 5:59:42am

re: #166 HappyWarrior

I really worry about what may happen in a time of economic downturn. Fascism has always been at its most dangerous during times of economic trouble. Fascism 2.0 is scary. TBH I think it’s gotten its appeal with younger people because these people unlike your generation or even my sub generation haven’t known many WWII vets. That and the internet allows likeminded individuals to bond.

I think “like-minded” is their agreeing on a concept. I doubt many would enjoy the real-life aspect of fascism. Words and big talk are dandy on the internet. Not so much in TRW.

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Pineapple Pizzagate  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:00:50am

re: #134 Varek Raith

BTW, that’s my favorite tv show of the past year

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:02:49am

re: #171 HappyWarrior

On one hand, you have millennials who really are some of the most tolerant and open minded people out there. My SiL’s older sister comes to mind. And on the other hand, you have people like CCJ who actually are younger than us. My brother actually takes the time to listen to some of these young Fascists and he’s observed a lot of em saying they feel “bored” with liberalism’s inclusive message and they think fascism is edgy or some shit like that.

What? Politics as a consumer item and judged on fashion. That isn’t going to help anything. It’s like they are buying a new smart phone.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:03:24am

re: #178 MsJ

I think “like-minded” is their agreeing on a concept. I doubt many would enjoy the real-life aspect of fascism. Words and big talk are dandy on the internet. Not so much in TRW.

You mean they’re drawn to the talk of white power and supremacy? Yes that’s right and unlike past fascists, these ones think they’re democratic, I have to admit I’m starting to raise an eyebrow when I hear a send described “free speech” activist.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:05:17am

re: #180 ObserverArt

What? Politics as a consumer item and judged on fashion. That isn’t going to help anything. It’s like they are buying a new smart phone.

I don’t disagree but that’s how some of these kids operate. Liberalism and it’s inclusiveness towards people of all races, creeds, and sexual identity is boring to them. It’s more cool and edgy to believe in white power and do Nazi salutes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:06:46am

Today’s fascist movement is a reaction to years of stable democratic rule. Whereas yesterday’s was a reaction to instability following WWI.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:08:35am

re: #180 ObserverArt

What? Politics as a consumer item and judged on fashion. That isn’t going to help anything. It’s like they are buying a new smart phone.

Hey, where I live, edgy is socialistic-leaning liberalism.

Our village board chairwoman (a Republican) says she does not want to run again in 2018. I’m up for reëlection in 2018 if I choose to run, and she says she wants me to run and take her position (chairman, or mayor if this was a bigger town).

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:10:06am

re: #183 HappyWarrior

Today’s fascist movement is a reaction to years of stable democratic rule. Whereas yesterday’s was a reaction to instability following WWI.

That at least made sense; the abattoir that was WWI, the Bolshevik Revolution and aborted Communist revolutions in parts of Europe, the redrawing of national borders on a scale unseen since the Thirty Years War, the utter collapse of four long-standing empires…..that provides an obvious context for the rise of Fascism in the interwar period.

Today? Not so much.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:12:37am

re: #185 Dr Lizardo

That at least made sense; the abattoir that was WWI, the Bolshevik Revolution and aborted Communist revolutions in parts of Europe, the redrawing of national borders on a scale unseen since the Thirty Years War, the utter collapse of four long-standing empires…..that provides an obvious context for the rise of Fascism in the interwar period.

Today? Not so much.

Yeah as I said, I’m really worried about what may happen in a time of economic trouble. Economic trouble brings out the demagogues. It also exposes true leadership as well I.e Roosevelt.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:13:29am

re: #185 Dr Lizardo

That at least made sense; the abattoir that was WWI, the Bolshevik Revolution and aborted Communist revolutions in parts of Europe, the redrawing of national borders on a scale unseen since the Thirty Years War, the utter collapse of four long-standing empires…..that provides an obvious context for the rise of Fascism in the interwar period.

Today? Not so much.

Today it is a lot of people who are convinced that the reason they have less is because “those people” are somehow getting more, while the 1% just laughs and grows richer.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:14:16am

Such a classy young lady. Bill and Hillary must be proud. I would be.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:16:09am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Today it is a lot of people who are convinced that the reason they have less is because “those people” are somehow getting more, while the 1% just laughs and grows richer.

Yep. That’s definitely a part of it too. Resentment and the Resentment Industry is good money, see Milo Y for example, he makes good money doing that.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:16:50am

re: #188 MsJ

Such a classy young lady. Bill and Hillary must be proud. I would be.

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What a loser. Thanks for speaking up for DACA, Chelsea.

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lizardofid  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:17:26am

re: #188 MsJ

Such a classy young lady. Bill and Hillary must be proud. I would be.

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Did she just hit him with a New York version of “Bless your heart” ?

Well played indeed!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:18:18am

So there is some method to this madness:

Trump’s DACA maneuver could be an attempt to extort funding for his idiotic wall.

It would be a case of DT showing some deal-making skills…and will be praised by supporters as proof of why they elected him.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:20:25am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. It’ll be a big week coming up. Trump’s barely holding on as the disaster response in Texas slogs along and here comes another storm that would make US landfall with a significant redistribution of human lives and construction materials.

The latest models are having Irma - now a category 5 with winds up around 175 mph - crashing through the Carribean with a shot at Southern Florida before the models diverge with some suggesting a grind up the East Coast, but some are suggesting Irma reemerges into the Gulf of Mexico for another Gulf Coast hit (where it would regain some strength due to the high sea and air temps).

Hurricane warnings up for USVI, Puerto Rico, and watches up in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

The intensity models are pretty consistent with Irma remaining a strong cat 4 into a cat 5 for the next few days.

To say batten down the hatches and prepare for bugging out is an understatement with a storm of this nature. A storm like Irma could do Andrew type damage, so there can’t and shouldn’t be any complacency.

Closer to home, the NWS has put up slight to marginal severe weather warnings for the NYC metro area - west into the Delaware River and Hudson River valleys as a front comes through. This front may be one of the reasons why Irma stays south since it will steer the storm south.

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I cannot.  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:20:38am

re: #191 lizardofid

Did she just hit him with a New York version of “Bless your heart” ?

Well played indeed!

Yep, that’s her forte, she gets some shit-weasel that hates her for existing, and then she wishes them a nice day. Notice how he wanted her to jump out a window, and she wished him a SAFE day.

She wields a narrow, but exceedingly fine blade.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:21:31am
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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:22:44am

re: #192 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So there is some method to this madness:

Trump’s DACA maneuver could be an attempt to extort funding for his idiotic wall.

It would be a case of DT showing some deal-making skills…and will be praised by supporters as proof of why they elected him.

Why I don’t know. He promised Mexico would pay for the wall and now he wants US taxpayers to fund it. He lied. They supposedly hate taxes. Nobody voted to raise their taxes to pay for this idiotic wall.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:24:00am

re: #112 Kragar

One Punch Man vs Wave Motion Gun?

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I never could figure this Japanese show out—An octopus and his best friend—a peanut…

dailymotion.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:24:16am

re: #196 MsJ

Why I don’t know. He promised Mexico would pay for the wall and now he wants US taxpayers to fund it. He lied. They supposedly hate taxes. Nobody voted to raise their taxes to pay for this idiotic wall.

They really did think he could bully Mexico into paying for the damn wall.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:24:57am

re: #192 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s a punt. Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing and he’s left it to Congressional Republicans to pick up the pieces. The same people who claim there’s not enough money to cover disaster response are now going to suddenly find money for a wall and immigrant deportations plus DACA codification?

None of that gets done and none of it is a priority considering that the debt ceiling is upon us once again, plus the fiscal year budget isn’t even done (and that deadline is 10/1). The GOP has punted everything they’d considered and yet there’s some still pushing for corporate tax reform into a period when companies are seeing record profits, and some of those “reforms” include taxing 401k contributions to fund corps and millionaires tax breaks.

Trump doesn’t care about any of the micro level picture, and he doesn’t understand the macro level either. He’s just there to inflict maximum pain and to roll back every Obama policy he can get his tiny little hands around.

What’s particularly galling is that he’s going to have the perjurious Sessions make the DACA announcement about the legality of DACA, when Sessions is unqualified to be anywhere near the DOJ and should have been tossed for perjury.

Oh…..

And Irma’s waiting to slam into Florida and other portions of the US in the next week….

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:25:03am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

They really did think he could bully Mexico into paying for the damn wall.

And now those 20+% are willing to pay for it themselves. Amazing how flexible Republican ideals are.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:25:08am

re: #195 MsJ

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Hell of a letter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:25:34am

re: #196 MsJ

Why I don’t know. He promised Mexico would pay for the wall and now he wants US taxpayers to fund it. He lied. They supposedly hate taxes. Nobody voted to raise their taxes to pay for this idiotic wall.

He is more of a realist than his supporters, he know that somebody has to pay for it, and it won’t be Mexico

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:26:00am

re: #200 MsJ

And now those 20+% are willing to pay for it themselves. Amazing how flexible Republican ideals are.

Republican ideals of low taxes and limited government have always been a dishonest sham fest.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:28:34am
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lizardofid  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:28:54am

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

He is more of a realist than his supporters, he know that somebody has to pay for it, and it won’t be Mexico

More likely his supporters (along with the rest of us) will wind up paying for it with a nice increase on what they pay for produce and Samsung TV’s.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:29:55am

re: #102 Kragar

Best soundtrack for any anime series remains FLCL

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Wolf’s Rain has a great soundtrack too.

Wolf’s Rain OST - Strangers

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:30:03am

re: #196 MsJ

Why I don’t know. He promised Mexico would pay for the wall and now he wants US taxpayers to fund it. He lied. They supposedly hate taxes. Nobody voted to raise their taxes to pay for this idiotic wall.

re: #198 HappyWarrior

They really did think he could bully Mexico into paying for the damn wall.

Their alleged opposition to taxation pales in comparison to their support of racism.

They would have no problem with the taxpayers (especially liberals for an extra knife twist) paying for their monument to bigotry.

Plus, an invasion of Mexico or Venezuela might help raise some more money.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:30:12am

NPR had California Central Valley Rep. Jeff Denham on to discuss DACA this morning. He said he supports DACA but was angry at Obama for going past Congress with EO when ‘Republicans in Senate and House were ready to work on immigration with him.’ I lost visuals when I spit my coffee into my windshield. Dangerous stuff for a moment there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:30:56am

re: #205 lizardofid

More likely his supporters (along with the rest of us) will wind up paying for it with a nice increase on what they pay for produce and Samsung TV’s.

But DT will come up with come argument that convinces his supporters that Mexico is “paying for it” in some way. And again, it need only convince the right people, and we see how easy it is for him to do that.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:31:19am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:32:01am

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

NPR had California Central Valley Rep. Jeff Denham on to discuss DACA this morning. He said he supports DACA but was angry at Obama for going past Congress with EO when ‘Republicans in Senate and House were ready to work on immigration with him.’ I lost visuals when I spit my coffee into my windshield. Dangerous stuff for a moment there.

Yeah, the way RepubliKKKlans worked with Obama—Never give an inch and if Obama gives you everything you demand, still refuse to work with him…all because they hated the black man in the Oval Office…

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:32:27am

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

NPR had California Central Valley Rep. Jeff Denham on to discuss DACA this morning. He said he supports DACA but was angry at Obama for going past Congress with EO when ‘Republicans in Senate and House were ready to work on immigration with him.’ I lost visuals when I spit my coffee into my windshield. Dangerous stuff for a moment there.

That’s why the House voted down an immigration bill, and the so-called “Gang of Eight” Republicans pulled their bill, because they support immigration reforms so much.

The GOP wasn’t ready to work with President Obama on what kind of mustard to put on a burger.

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lizardofid  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:32:41am

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

But DT will come up with come argument that convinces his supporters that Mexico is “paying for it” in some way. And again, it need only convince the right people, and we see how easy it is for him to do that.

True, confirming biases is his stock and trade.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:33:22am

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

NPR had California Central Valley Rep. Jeff Denham on to discuss DACA this morning. He said he supports DACA but was angry at Obama for going past Congress with EO when ‘Republicans in Senate and House were ready to work on immigration with him.’ I lost visuals when I spit my coffee into my windshield. Dangerous stuff for a moment there.

Such bullshit and he knows it. Rubio in particular went back on immigration reform because the right got mad at him and called him a Cuck which matters more to Rubio than actually helping people.

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lizardofid  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:34:10am

re: #210 lawhawk

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Sure seems mighty tight and well defined, to be so far out there.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:34:46am

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

But DT will come up with come argument that convinces his supporters that Mexico is “paying for it” in some way. And again, it need only convince the right people, and we see how easy it is for him to do that.

Yeah well we’ll see how they feel when their taxes go up which btw is another reason to oppose Trump’s stipidcwakl.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:36:04am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹

That’s why the House voted down an immigration bill, and the so-called “Gang of Eight” Republicans pulled their bill, because they support immigration reforms so much.

The GOP wasn’t ready to work with President Obama on what kind of mustard to put on a burger.

Said it better than I could. The House and Senate GOP couldn’t even work with Dubya on immigration reform. Bullshit that they wanted to work with Obama.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:36:48am

Very good thread.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:38:18am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

Yeah well we’ll see how they feel when their taxes go up which btw is another reason to oppose Trump’s stipidcwakl.

The Pulpit Pimp Preachers, Fox News, Hate Radio and Corporate Controlled Press will program the RepubliKKKlan base to blame Obama. Just like Dumbya blamed Clinton and Pruneface blamed Carter…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:39:12am

re: #219 Joe Bacon 🌹

The Pulpit Pimp Preachers, Fox News, Hate Radio and Corporate Controlled Press will program the RepubliKKKlan base to blame Obama. Just like Dumbya blamed Clinton and Pruneface blamed Carter…

They will of course. And it’s up to our guys to push back against that.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:39:15am

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

NPR had California Central Valley Rep. Jeff Denham on to discuss DACA this morning. He said he supports DACA but was angry at Obama for going past Congress with EO when ‘Republicans in Senate and House were ready to work on immigration with him.’ I lost visuals when I spit my coffee into my windshield. Dangerous stuff for a moment there.

I swear Republicans think people have memories that last three minutes.

Problem is our media thinks the same way. They won’t remind anyone of the facts.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:39:32am

While we’ve got floods and impending Hurricane Irma (Florida already declared a state of emergency), California and Montana are dealing with wildfires, including two within national parks that threaten key landmarks.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:40:56am

re: #218 MsJ

Very good thread.

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It’s definitely a worry.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:45:28am

We talked about the 20’s and 30’s earlier. Now as then, the left is divided.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:46:05am

I find myself wondering if there’s going to be a Spanish Civil War like event.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:46:53am

re: #225 HappyWarrior

I find myself wondering if there’s going to be a Spanish Civil War like event.

I am worried about a Spanish flu event.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:47:33am

re: #226 MsJ

I am worried about a Spanish flu event.

That too. The rise in antivaxxers is another thing. Man we live in crazy times.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:48:05am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:48:51am

re: #221 ObserverArt

I swear Republicans think people have memories that last three minutes.

Problem is our media thinks the same way. They won’t remind anyone of the facts.

Maggie and Glenn will be in their usual RepubliKKKlan stenographer mode reciting everything Hucky Boo Boo gives them.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:48:56am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:50:41am

re: #228 Dave In Austin

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Nice.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:55:51am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

It’s definitely a worry.

Moreover, even using a putative “antifa terrorist group” is not necessary. Any particularly bad shock to the nation could be used that way, and Harvey, Irma, and two more tropical storms now forming, especially if they hit in widely scattered areas, might be enough to trigger a crackdown on civil liberties.

While terrorism is always a good boogeyman for the right, any crisis will do in a pinch. It’s been one hundred years since two Category IV hurricanes hit the USA in the same year; four hurricanes in a matter of a couple weeks might be all they need.

Toss in Cascadia for a bonus. FEMA hasn’t gotten around to settling our tornado strikes in my county in June: Four hurricanes in a few weeks would completely overwhelm them due to intentional neglect by the GOP.

I need to hit the rack; allegedly the car rental company will call and come by later today to pick up our rental car.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 6:59:12am

re: #227 HappyWarrior

That too. The rise in antivaxxers is another thing. Man we live in crazy times.

And they are almost totally unnecessary.

Going over the same paths today with all of the information available to make us aware and keep us from repeating history needlessly is really stupid and says a lot about humans. None of it good.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:01:22am

At the MTV awards I spoke these words:

“My name is Robert Lee IV, I’m a descendant of Robert E. Lee, the Civil War general whose statue was at the center of violence in Charlottesville. We have made my ancestor an idol of white supremacy, racism, and hate. As a pastor, it is my moral duty to speak out against racism, America’s original sin.

Today, I call on all of us with privilege and power to answer God’s call to confront racism and white supremacy head-on. We can find inspiration in the Black Lives Matter movement, the women who marched in the Women’s March in January, and, especially, Heather Heyer, who died fighting for her beliefs in Charlottesville.”

He was asked to leave because he said this??? If this is what religion is about in America these days, it should be outlawed. Full freaking stop.

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plansbandc  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:01:55am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹

You can buy Spotify prepaid cards. May not be able to find them in your area, but you can buy them on Amazon.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:02:22am

North Korea’s Pink Lady: The Newscaster Set to Announce the End of the World (goes to The Guardian. with video, more at the link):

The apocalypse will be televised, and it will be presented by a pink-clad North Korean woman announcing the news at a near scream.

Ri Chun-hee is the most prominent face on the North’s Korean Central Television, appearing nearly every time the country takes a step towards fulfilling its nuclear ambitions, delivering the state’s proclamations in a booming voice and brimming with gusto.

“The test of a hydrogen bomb designed to be mounted on our intercontinental ballistic missile was a perfect success,” Ri said this weekend, as she quaked with excitement in reporting North Korea’s most powerful nuclear detonation yet. “It was a very meaningful step in completing the national nuclear weapons program.”

The 74-year-old is known as “the people’s broadcaster” and is partial to bright pink outfits. She typically sports a hanbok, traditional Korean attire, although she has been seen in western-style suits, complete with shoulder pads and, of course, in her trademark colour. Her thunderous voice speaks for the regime in a country where leader Kim Jong-un rarely addresses his people directly. But who is the “pink lady” of North Korea?

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:02:38am

re: #234 MsJ

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:03:17am

re: #234 MsJ

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He was asked to leave because he said this??? If this is what religion is about in America these days, it should be outlawed. Full freaking stop.

I guess talking about sin is only okay for “fags” and “sluts”.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:04:21am

re: #238 HappyWarrior

I guess talking about sin is only okay for “fags” and “sluts”.

And “liberals.”

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:06:53am

re: #230 Dave In Austin

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Yes!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:07:32am

re: #239 Anymouse 🌹

And “liberals.”

Yep. Fuckers. And they wonder why less Americans attend church.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:10:27am

Sun’s up, g’night y’all. Try to hold the country together whilst I rack out.

Depending on this rental car thing and how long it takes, we’ll either be going to Cheyenne for our dine-out, or more likely coming home and crashing.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:11:43am
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CongoJack  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:13:42am

re: #242 Anymouse 🌹

Wave as you pass Greeley - I’ll wave east and west (in case you are taking I-25 or US-85).

Save travels!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:16:07am

re: #243 MsJ

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Yeah people like Schiller aren’t accustomed to the whole “serving out of duty to country” thing. A real foreign concept to both him and Trump.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:16:57am
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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:23:22am
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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:27:20am

Chris Kobach is a piece of shit that deserves nothing but wasps (NPI) and fire ants in his life.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:29:40am

re: #247 MsJ

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Hahaha, stupid wingnut snowflakes. So sensitive.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:30:14am

re: #234 MsJ

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He was asked to leave because he said this??? If this is what religion is about in America these days, it should be outlawed. Full freaking stop.

The “church” should have been proud he took the stand he did. The fact that he got enough pushback to cause him to resign says a lot about the church.

I hope some of the church members also leave the church in support of him, though that sounds like it won’t happen.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:30:57am

ICE Wrongly Imprisoned an American Citizen for 1,273 Days: Judges Say He’s Owed Nothing for That (Daily Beast, more at the link, the lede below):

The thing that happened to Davino Watson, American citizen, when he was locked up in prison for 1,273 days awaiting deportation amounts to an “entirely common state of affairs,” according to two United States Court of Appeals judges riding the Second Circuit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:37:07am

re: #251 Anymouse 🌹

ICE Wrongly Imprisoned an American Citizen for 1,273 Days: Judges Say He’s Owed Nothing for That (Daily Beast, more at the link, the lede below):

Does not matter. He was a thug. /

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:39:14am

re: #251 Anymouse 🌹

ICE Wrongly Imprisoned an American Citizen for 1,273 Days: Judges Say He’s Owed Nothing for That (Daily Beast, more at the link, the lede below):

But having CSA memorials removed is worse. // Sigh, this poor guy. That’s nearly four years. I can’t express how awful I feel for him.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:39:56am

re: #248 Dave In Austin

Chris Kobach is a piece of shit that deserves nothing but wasps (NPI) and fire ants in his life.

Just saw him on MSNBC. I gotta give props to Hallie Jackson. She was pushing back hard against his bullshit. But it begs the question of why they have the lying sack of shit on in the first place.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:41:27am

re: #252 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Does not matter. He was a thug. /

And this idea of “deport them all now” that’s been going on since Reagan will ensnare more US citizens.

The article notes more than eight hundred citizens have been detained by ICE. It is illegal for ICE to detain Americans.

Moreover, a little known fact about immigration detention: While a suspected undocumented immigrant is not eligible to receive counsel at the state’s expense, neither is an American citizen.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:43:22am

re: #254 Barefoot Grin

Just saw him on MSNBC. I gotta give props to Hallie Jackson. She was pushing back hard against his bullshit. But it begs the question of why they have the lying sack of shit on in the first place.

If it is to push back on bullshit, I am ok with his being on.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:44:16am

A good reminder on Kobach but Romney made him his immigration adviser. Something to think about when Mitt acts outraged by Trump.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:45:25am

re: #237 MsJ

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Yet another reason why I will NEVER step foot in a church for the rest of my life!

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:46:11am

re: #254 Barefoot Grin

Just saw him on MSNBC. I gotta give props to Hallie Jackson. She was pushing back hard against his bullshit. But it begs the question of why they have the lying sack of shit on in the first place.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:47:36am

re: #255 Anymouse 🌹

And this idea of “deport them all now” that’s been going on since Reagan will ensnare more US citizens.

The article notes more than eight hundred citizens have been detained by ICE. It is illegal for ICE to detain Americans.

Moreover, a little known fact about immigration detention: While a suspected undocumented immigrant is not eligible to receive counsel at the state’s expense, neither is an American citizen.

Yunno, in Germany and in most of Europe (excluding the UK) every citizen has an ID card that identifies them as such. It is necessary in order to register an address (which is also mandatory), open a bank account, sign a lease, enroll children in school, obtain a driver’s license, etc.

It also serves a proof of voter registration.

Having such a system in place would make it a lot harder for people to simply sneak into the country and establish themselves outside the system. It might even make building a wall superfluous.

Any takers out there?

(*crickets*)

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:47:48am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:48:20am

re: #239 Anymouse 🌹

And “liberals.”

Don’t forget to add them “colored folks” as well…

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:48:43am

re: #255 Anymouse 🌹

And this idea of “deport them all now” that’s been going on since Reagan will ensnare more US citizens.

The article notes more than eight hundred citizens have been detained by ICE. It is illegal for ICE to detain Americans.

Moreover, a little known fact about immigration detention: While a suspected undocumented immigrant is not eligible to receive counsel at the state’s expense, neither is an American citizen.

This reminds me of things I’ve read about Eisenhower’s deportation operation.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:49:13am

re: #260 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yunno, in Germany and in most of Europe (excluding the UK) every citizen has an ID card that identifies them as such. It is necessary in order to register an address (which is also mandatory), open a bank account, sign a lease, enroll children in school, obtain a driver’s license, etc.

It also serves a proof of voter registration.

Having such a system in place would make it a lot harder for people to simply sneak into the country and establish themselves outside the system. It might even make building a wall superfluous.

Any takers out there?

(*crickets*)

666!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:50:37am

re: #264 Belafon

666!!!

A simple obvious solution that will never even be considered because both Left and Right would be up in arms about it.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:51:15am

re: #264 Belafon

666!!!

Doesn’t fit the Resistance fantasy very well. Sometimes ya just want to be hard to find.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:51:53am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:52:19am

So, will Trump go to Puerto Rice after it is devastated by Irma?

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:55:28am
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I cannot.  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:55:28am

re: #268 FormerDirtDart

No. Hell, I think most Americans don’t know Puerto Rico is part of America.

And, holy hell that image looks bad.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:57:53am

re: #268 FormerDirtDart

So, will Trump go to Puerto Rice after it is devastated by Irma?

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He’ll be carrying water to the caddies that are sandbagging Mar A Merde.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:58:59am

re: #270 I cannot.

No. Hell, I think most Americans don’t know Puerto Rico is part of America.

And, holy hell that image looks bad.

They don’t. My mom worked with a few Puerto Ricans before she retired from the Feds and the Puerto Ricans told her that they got a lot of harassment from people who were totally oblivious to the fact that they’re Americans. By the way, we need to let them vote in our elections and have voting participation in our Congress. Ditto the people on Guam and the other territories.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:59:20am

re: #266 Decatur Deb

Doesn’t fit the Resistance fantasy very well. Sometimes ya just want to be hard to find.

Everyone should be required to have a legal address where they can be reached with official notices. They are not compelled to live there, just to have someone check the mail for them.

Was visiting friends and watching Pineapple Express, whose protagonist is a process server: I had to explain the concept to Germans, as it is unknown here. You have a legal address, if an official notice arrives there by registered mail, you are required to respond to it, and cannot pretend that you did not receive it.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 7:59:33am

Yawn.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:01:12am

re: #253 HappyWarrior

But having CSA memorials removed is worse. // Sigh, this poor guy. That’s nearly four years. I can’t express how awful I feel for him.

The worst part is that the statute of limitations for him to sue for wrongful detention… was only two years. Time ran out about halfway through, while he was still locked up.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:03:05am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Everyone should be required to have a legal address where they can be reached with official notices. They are not compelled to live there, just to have someone check the mail for them.

Was visiting friends and watching Pineapple Express, whose protagonist is a process server: I had to explain the concept to Germans, as it is unknown here. You have a legal address, if an official notice arrives there by registered mail, you are required to respond to it, and cannot pretend that you did not receive it.

Before politics permits that, technology will permit a tweet to your DNA-specific aural implant.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:03:17am

re: #258 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yet another reason why I will NEVER step foot in a church for the rest of my life!

If you need occasional evidence that “not all Christians”, I find Slacktivist’s blog really useful. Or Bill Moyers and his Sojourners magazine. Both of those are a good reminder of what Christianity is supposed to be.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:03:19am

re: #264 Belafon

666!!!

Dear Cthulhu, please don’t get me started about callers whining about “666” in their Social Security numbers thanks to Pulpit Pimpin Preachers

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:03:20am

re: #275 sagehen

The worst part is that the statute of limitations for him to sue for wrongful detention… was only two years. Time ran out about halfway through, while he was still locked up.

So much for the right to petition for the redress of grievances…

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:04:24am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s identical here in the Czech Republic. I sometimes have to explain to students why this concept doesn’t exist in the USA.

On the other hand, when they see videos of DMV kiosks located in supermarkets, they’re totally blown away. The most frequent question that follows is, “Why don’t we have that?! Instead, I have to go wait three hours in some decrepit old office and when I finally get my turn, they go on their coffee break or tell me I filled in something wrong and to come back another time!”

The bureaucracy here can indeed be Kafkaesque at times. No joke. It’s stuck in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:04:29am

re: #275 sagehen

The worst part is that the statute of limitations for him to sue for wrongful detention… was only two years. Time ran out about halfway through, while he was still locked up.

That is so so so wrong.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:04:41am

re: #277 sagehen

If you need occasional evidence that “not all Christians”, I find Slacktivist’s blog really useful. Or Bill Moyers and his Sojourners magazine. Both of those are a good reminder of what Christianity is supposed to be.

Jim Wallace, per wife’s subscription.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:06:27am
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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:07:32am

re: #263 Belafon

This reminds me of things I’ve read about Eisenhower’s deportation operation.

You’re referring to the unfortunately named “Operation Wetback”?

They did zero investigation to find the legally deportable; they just drove trucks into Mexican neighborhoods, grabbed up people shopping in the supermarket, picnicking in the park, waiting for a bus…

Then drove the trucks a few hundred miles south of the border and dumped everyone in the desert with no supplies. Dozens died. Some of whom were citizens.

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I cannot.  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:07:35am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But the crime was still ongoing as HE WAS STILL ILLEGALLY LOCKED UP

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:08:03am

re: #258 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yet another reason why I will NEVER step foot in a church for the rest of my life!

Per our family’s Irish saying, “If he stepped into the church, the bell would break.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:10:36am

re: #283 MsJ

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I visited the camp where the pastor who wrote the poem that inspired that was held. Powerful poem. I’m glad to be speaking out. That’s how I resist.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:11:21am

re: #285 I cannot.

But the crime was still ongoing as HE WAS STILL ILLEGALLY LOCKED UP

It’s just so goddamn petty. And these white wingnuts have the nerve to complain about how “hard” it is for them.

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:11:41am
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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:11:44am

re: #272 HappyWarrior

They don’t. My mom worked with a few Puerto Ricans before she retired from the Feds and the Puerto Ricans told her that they got a lot of harassment from people who were totally oblivious to the fact that they’re Americans. By the way, we need to let them vote in our elections and have voting participation in our Congress. Ditto the people on Guam and the other territories.

West Side Story - America (1080p HD)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:11:53am

re: #284 sagehen

You’re referring to the unfortunately named “Operation Wetback”?

They did zero investigation to find the legally deportable; they just drove trucks into Mexican neighborhoods, grabbed up people shopping in the supermarket, picnicking in the park, waiting for a bus…

Then drove the trucks a few hundred miles south of the border and dumped everyone in the desert with no supplies. Dozens died. Some of whom were citizens.

Wow, that’s really a dark stain on Eisenhower’s legacy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:12:47am

re: #289 MsJ

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Damn it, Jen quit making me like you. I did read her piece on DACA though from a lawyer friend of mine though.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:15:29am

re: #290 sagehen

Had two years of Berlitz Spanish in the seminary, then went immediately to busting boxes in a NYC Cuban/Puerto Rican warehouse. The Spanish they used there was somehow …different.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:19:29am

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:19:55am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:20:20am

re: #269 FormerDirtDart

So, in the next 36-48 hrs the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic is expected to fully envelope the homes of nearly three and a half million American citizens, yet the President of the United States nor the White House appear to have even mentioned it

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:20:47am

re: #295 JordanRules

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This fucking pipsqueak who is only famous because he’s a greedy bastard. Fuck off Martin.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:20:52am

re: #280 Dr Lizardo

The bureaucracy here can indeed be Kafkaesque at times. No joke. It’s stuck in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Prague’s Kafka International Named Most Alienating Airport

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:21:32am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:21:47am

re: #298 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Prague’s Kafka International Named Most Alienating Airport

Send envelope with your name and address it to the hosptial in which you were born! Properly followed protocols!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:24:35am

re: #299 FormerDirtDart

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Spent the morning preparing for a Northern vacation. The leaves will soon be turning up there. We will make a go/stay decision around Fri.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:29:17am

re: #268 FormerDirtDart

So, will Trump go to Puerto Rice after it is devastated by Irma?

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Damn, that looks really bad.

Really worried about my friend in Puerto Rico.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:30:15am

re: #300 HappyWarrior

Send envelope with your name and address it to the hosptial in which you were born! Properly followed protocols!

So I heard an anecdote about a flight to Helsinki that had to be diverted to Leningrad (back during the Cold War). They were put up at a hotel and had seen enough spy movies to be concerned about eavesdropping and decided it was best to search the place for bugs.

Underneath the carpet, they found four wired connected to bolts, which they then loosened, resulting in the chandelier in the room below crashing down from the ceiling. For which they were billed $2,000…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:31:59am

re: #303 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So I heard an anecdote about a flight to Helsinki that had to be diverted to Leningrad (back during the Cold War). They were put up at a hotel and had seen enough spy movies to be concerned about eavesdropping and decided it was best to search the place for bugs.

Underneath the carpet, they found four wired connected to bolts, which they then loosened, resulting in the chandelier in the room below crashing down from the ceiling. For which they were billed $2,000…

Oopsie.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:32:21am

re: #293 Decatur Deb

Had two years of Berlitz Spanish in the seminary, then went immediately to busting boxes in a NYC Cuban/Puerto Rican warehouse. The Spanish they used there was somehow …different.

My brother went to medical school in Madrid, he speaks proper Spanish-Spanish with a Castilian accent. The nurses and orderlies at his hospital think he sounds like a snob. (My other sibs and I speak Spanglish, with a Los Angeles accent).

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:33:04am

re: #298 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Prague’s Kafka International Named Most Alienating Airport

That’s a classic; it’s gotten quite a few laughs here.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:34:24am

re: #296 FormerDirtDart

So, in the next 36-48 hrs the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic is expected to fully envelope the homes of nearly three and a half million American citizens, yet the President of the United States nor the White House appear to have even mentioned it

It would really suck if Irma veers south just long enough to miss Florida, then go north again to hit Houston.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:34:41am

re: #306 Dr Lizardo

That’s a classic; it’s gotten quite a few laughs here.

Showed that not only are the people at the Onion really funny but they are smart too. Because that was a great illustration for how absurd Kafka’s work can be. I definitely do appreciate it more as I’ve gotten older but when I first read The Metamorphosis in high school, I hated it.

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:37:24am

re: #296 FormerDirtDart

So, in the next 36-48 hrs the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic is expected to fully envelope the homes of nearly three and a half million American citizens, yet the President of the United States nor the White House appear to have even mentioned it

Our best local weather guy offers these three scenarios on the homefront.

Scenario #1 - Irma makes the turn later and spend much of its trip northward over land. Without it’s only source of energy (warm water), Irma would weaken considerably. We would still get rain and wind, but the wind not be nearly as severe. It is way early to speculate on flooding concerns. This scenario has been trending up a bit.

Scenario #2 - A turn near the Florida coast would keep Irma over warm waters where it would likely remain a powerful and dangerous hurricane as it approaches our coast. This is the worst case scenario for us and still a possibility. As you might imagine, we would have major impacts from rain, wind and storm surge.

Scenario #3 - An early turn to the north would keep Irma far enough off our coast that we would have very little impacts here. This would obviously be the best case scenario for us and yes, still possible, but is less likely than a few days ago.

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Wonder why “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” is running through my head…

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:37:25am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

Showed that not only are the people at the Onion really funny but they are smart too. Because that was a great illustration for how absurd Kafka’s work can be. I definitely do appreciate it more as I’ve gotten older but when I first read The Metamorphosis in high school, I hated it.

Not just that, but many of my students who’ve seen it have pointed out that the usage of Czech in background signs is grammatically correct. Most of them figure the folks at the Onion must’ve had a Czech native speaker working with them.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:37:56am

Me thinks somebody is hoping for public praise from Trump, to help him in his special election bid

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:39:00am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:39:01am

re: #310 Dr Lizardo

Not just that, but many of my students who’ve seen it have pointed out that the usage of Czech in background signs is grammatically correct. Most of them figure the folks at the Onion must’ve had a Czech native speaker working with them.

That would make sense. Man I want to visit Prague and the CR again. Not sure if we’re going to go there when I go to Slovakia next fall.

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calochortus  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:39:17am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

Showed that not only are the people at the Onion really funny but they are smart too. Because that was a great illustration for how absurd Kafka’s work can be. I definitely do appreciate it more as I’ve gotten older but when I first read The Metamorphosis in high school, I hated it.

I hated it too. Not a Kafka fan. Also, I’m a little bit of a literalist. I just couldn’t get past the fact that if you enlarge a cockroach to human size, the legs won’t be able to hold it up. (As in elephants have proportionally larger legs than mice.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:39:51am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

Showed that not only are the people at the Onion really funny but they are smart too. Because that was a great illustration for how absurd Kafka’s work can be. I definitely do appreciate it more as I’ve gotten older but when I first read The Metamorphosis in high school, I hated it.

I also gave up on The Trial, but then again, I had never confronted a truly Byzantine bureaucracy at the time.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:39:54am

re: #311 FormerDirtDart

Me thinks somebody is hoping for public praise from Trump, to help him in his special election bid

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He’s got some nerve to complain about obstruction.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:40:26am

re: #314 calochortus

I hated it too. Not a Kafka fan. Also, I’m a little bit of a literalist. I just couldn’t get past the fact that if you enlarge a cockroach to human size, the legs won’t be able to hold it up. (As in elephants have proportionally larger legs than mice.)

It was just too surreal for me.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:41:33am

re: #315 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I also had no idea, but then again, I had never confronted a truly Byzantine bureaucracy at the time.

Yeah I first saw that video before I went abroad for the first time. Eastern Europe is definitely different. I still really want to go there for a family homecomign though.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:41:42am

re: #274 MsJ

Yawn.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:42:22am

re: #295 JordanRules

Why does he still have a Facebook account?

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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:43:20am

re: #311 FormerDirtDart

Me thinks somebody is hoping for public praise from Trump, to help him in his special election bid

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Such short memories, that they can’t even remember that the could have passed the “skinny repeal” bill with only 50 votes and couldn’t even reach that. Remove the filibuster and the “moderates” are going to start stamping on your toes a lot more often. Why? Because they don’t hail from deep-red states where the party could run a turnip and get 50% of the vote.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:43:36am

re: #317 HappyWarrior

It was just too surreal for me.

IIRC, Gregor Samsa turns into a vermin. Kafka never specifically says he becomes a cockroach, though Samsa is often depicted as one in illustrations. If you interpret “vermin” as “a kind of person we don’t want or like,” the story makes lots more sense.

In Trump’s view, Dreamers are vermin.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:45:50am

re: #309 BeachDem

Our best local weather guy offers these three scenarios on the homefront.

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Wonder why “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” is running through my head…

Concerned that the thing is late making its N turn, and gets into the Gulf. That would get us out of here, and might be a nightmare for the areas saturated by Harvey.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:47:19am

re: #322 wheat-dogg

IIRC, Gregor Samsa turns into a vermin. Kafka never specifically says he becomes a cockroach, though Samsa is often depicted as one in illustrations. If you interpret “vermin” as “a kind of person we don’t want or like,” the story makes lots more sense.

In Trump’s view, Dreamers are vermin.

That’s right. I do remember my professor mentioning that when I re-read it. The proper translation is key to understanding Kafka better. As I recall and much to my annoyance, the professor had us get a very specific edition of The Trial(Yep had us read two Kafkas in the same semester.) We read a lot of stuff when atypical narratives. Jean Toomer’s Cane for one. And I found what I read from Gertrude Stein a bit offputting too. I liked the more traditional narratives like Anzia Yezierska’s Hungry Hearts.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:48:54am

God that Martin Shkreli thing is CCJ level creepy bullshit.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:49:39am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

God that Martin Shkreli thing is CCJ level creepy bullshit.

I’m surprised they haven’t met. They’re both anti-social dickbags.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:49:47am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

God that Martin Shkreli thing is CCJ level creepy bullshit.

except with a lot more resources at his disposal…

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Le Coquí Résistance  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:50:26am

re: #293 Decatur Deb

Had two years of Berlitz Spanish in the seminary, then went immediately to busting boxes in a NYC Cuban/Puerto Rican warehouse. The Spanish they used there was somehow …different.

Spanish is a weird language. We might all use the same language, but each region can have its own definitions. That makes our interactions … interesting.

A common one that happens in Puerto Rico is when Colombians go to a fast food restaurant and ask for a straw. In Puerto Rico, a straw is called sorbeto, while in Colombia, it’s called a pitillo. But in Puerto Rico, the marijuana cigarette is also called pitillo (among many, many names).

One funny one was when a Dominican merengue group was promoting their first album. The interview went well until the DJ asked the group to introduce their first single. The lead singer asked the audience to “pegar las bolas a la bocina”, an expression that (apparently) in the Dominican Republic means to pay close attention, but doesn’t exists in Puerto Rico, and can be interpreted with other connotations. The DJ quickly jumped in and said, “Wait, people, don’t do that, keep your pants on. Listen to the song, it’s quite good.” After the song was over, the lead singer was apologetic that he didn’t know that what he said was wrong here. 😅

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calochortus  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:50:35am

re: #324 HappyWarrior

That’s right. I do remember my professor mentioning that when I re-read it. The proper translation is key to understanding Kafka better. As I recall and much to my annoyance, the professor had us get a very specific edition of The Trial(Yep had us read two Kafkas in the same semester.) We read a lot of stuff when atypical narratives. Jean Toomer’s Cane for one. And I found what I read from Gertrude Stein a bit offputting too. I liked the more traditional narratives like Anzia Yezierska’s Hungry Hearts.

Did your professor know my high school English teacher? We read The Trial too. Hated that even more. Do. Not. Like. Kafka. I don’t care what excellent points he has in his work. There is a better way to get it through to me.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:52:00am

For Lizards interested in Central European lit (or Czech) I recommend The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War by Jaroslav Hašek. A ruthless satire of war, the militaristic mentality and bureaucracy and considered the first post-WWI example of anti-war literature.

en.wikipedia.org

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:52:14am

re: #247 MsJ

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By the palette load.

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calochortus  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:52:36am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

God that Martin Shkreli thing is CCJ level creepy bullshit.

So, as I read the Tweet, he was saying Clinton’s people will kill. Why don’t you assault her for the $5000 that I might pay you.
Makes sense to me…
/

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:52:50am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:53:26am

re: #329 calochortus

Did your professor know my high school English teacher? We read The Trial too. Hated that even more. Do. Not. Like. Kafka. I don’t care what excellent points he has in his work. There is a better way to get it through to me.

Hahha I don’t know. I really prefer traditional narratives and traditional writing styles. I really like Hemingway’s writing.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:54:09am

re: #333 Dave In Austin

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If I were a fighter, I’d seriously consider getting that inked on my arm.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:54:42am

re: #294 ObserverArt

New website for the 65.8 million!

www.veritt.com

ABOUT

Verrit collects and contextualizes noteworthy facts, stats, and quotes for politically engaged citizens. Each “verrit” is a verified item of information marked with a 7-digit identification code. To authenticate a verrit, enter the code in the search bar and match it to our database.

Note: External links and site comments do not necessarily reflect Verrit’s views.

A little more info. This new website is created by Peter Daou who many here I think are familiar. He worked on both Kerry (2004) and Clinton (2008) campaigns.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:55:39am

Also, greetings from the Irma danger zone!

Most of the models don’t have the center of the storm tracking this far west but it’s really too early to tell.

Our house is in a non flood zone so riding it out is a possibility (suffered only roof damage during Katrina). We’re not stupid though, if shit looks like its really about to hit the fan we’ll head to Kansas to stay with relatives for awhile. Cat 3 and above is pretty much our red zone for that.

Stores around here are already selling out of bottled water and canned goods. My wife and I are heading out later to pick up some supplies.

Still hoping for the best. If Irma does come this will be the first Cat 2 or higher storm I’ve had to deal with since I moved down here

If the worst case scenario does happen, I’ll be sure to PM a couple of reliable lizards my contact info.

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freetoken  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:56:10am

Very impressive on satellite:

ssd.noaa.gov

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:56:13am

re: #241 HappyWarrior

Yep. Fuckers. And they wonder why less Americans attend church.

It’s also why some of us keep. Fighting against that by working for what Jesus actually taught. No, it’s​ not always popular but is what is right.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:58:25am

re: #339 William Lewis

It’s also why some of us keep. Fighting against that by working for what Jesus actually taught. No, it’s​ not always popular but is what is right.

True, true. And while I’m not religious, I do appreciate that since I do think my family’s historical Catholicism has definitely influenced my worldview. Keep on fighting the good fight.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:59:11am

re: #333 Dave In Austin

I see no lies! Good for Bartlett.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 8:59:45am

re: #337 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, greetings from the Irma danger zone! Most of the models don’t have the storm tracking this far west but it’s really too early to tell.

Our house is in a non flood zone so riding it out is a possibility (suffered only roof damage during Katrina). We’re not stupid though, if shit looks like its really about to hit the fan we’ll head to Kansas to stay with relatives for awhile. Cat 3 and above is pretty much our red zone for that.

Stores around here are already selling out of bottled water and canned goods. My wife and I are heading out later to pick up some supplies.

Still hoping for the best. If Irma does come this will be the first Cat 2 or higher storm I’ve had to deal with since I moved down here

If the worst case scenario does happen, I’ll be sure to PM a couple of reliable lizards my contact info.

Our worst storm was Opal, which came ashore 80 miles away as a Cat 4. We took minor damage, but barely missed a wipeout from one of the 70 ft pines in the yard. A neighbor had all 3 of his cars in a neat line, so one pine got them all. Cat 3 is plenty for us.

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freetoken  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:01:25am

re: #337 Eclectic Cyborg

Jose is right behind Irma and farther south. It will be very troubling for the entire Caribbean.

This is the peak of the hurricane season.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:01:56am

re: #306 Dr Lizardo

That’s a classic; it’s gotten quite a few laughs here.

2 years ago KLM lost one of our luggage on a flight from Amsterdam to Prague. In order to claim it we had to go to the “unclaimed luggage” department which was through “Door 55” in Terminal 3.

But there was no “Door 55” in Terminal 3!

Then we learned that an unmarked door was called “Door 55” because it was between Door 50 and Door 60.

We knocked on “Door 55” but nobody answered.

Finally we got somebody from Door 50 or Door 60 to let us in & take us to the unclaimed luggage room where we found Z’s suitcase which had been sitting there for 2 days! in spite of KLM telling us “It’s on the truck being delivered to your apartment”

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:02:15am

re: #230 Dave In Austin

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:02:21am

We’re not impacted by hurricanes here in NOVA that often but I do recall one in the summer when I was at summer camp. The Summer Camp was centered in an old chapel. And when it would rain, we would all huddle in there. I had no idea how bad the storm was until after the fact. There was another bad storm- not a hurricane I remember when my best friend begged my brother and I to go to the creek with him. I wisely stayed out of the water but my brother and friend were stupid. Had no idea that both especially my brother nearly drowned that day until much later.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:05:06am
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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:05:13am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:06:45am

re: #347 FormerDirtDart

#Breaking: Students at Denver schools are walking out of classes in protest of #DACA announcement

Civics field trip.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:07:09am

re: #348 JordanRules

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He really is a pathetic little man.

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BigPapa  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:07:36am

re: #347 FormerDirtDart

Damn lazy millenials. Probably going to smoke some avocado toast.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:08:43am

re: #351 BigPapa

Damn lazy millenials. Probably going to smoke some avocado toast.

While they hold their participation trophies!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:11:31am

I hate what this country is becoming under Trump. I’ve seen my mom’s grandfather’s naturalization application. I’ve heard second hand(through my mom’s cousin whose mother was alive before the naturalization) about my great grandparents’ aspirations to be Americans. I empathize with today’s immigrant because 100 years ago that was my family. My family was blamed for “taking work from real Americans”. We were derided as intruders, criminals, and radicals.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:11:58am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

2 years ago KLM lost one of our luggage on a flight from Amsterdam to Prague.

I have also heard bad stories about KLM service

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BigPapa  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:12:43am

Racist Keebler Elf is living his dream. Look at him smile.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:15:56am

Rubin is a never Trumper, but she’s also signaling her disgust with the GOP in general. I’ll withhold judgement, but she may abandon the GOP ship.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:15:58am
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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:16:16am
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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:17:32am

re: #349 Decatur Deb

Yes. Yes it is.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:17:54am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:18:13am

re: #359 William Lewis

Yes. Yes it is.

Aren’t you on dayshift now?

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:22:15am

re: #361 Decatur Deb

Aren’t you on dayshift now?

First day on the new job, waiting​ to start so.e training videos. Should be as fun as Army training videos… ////////

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:22:27am

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

Federalism. How does it work?
Concurrent jurisdiction. How does it work?

Oh, he knows how it works, but figures Trump’s idiot supporters don’t, so they think there’s actually a scandal here.

Schneiderman is looking at NY state criminal acts that the Trump cabal of cronies engaged in (applying NYS law to the acts/omissions). Likewise, CA AG could do the same, or NJ or FL or anywhere else Trump’s people operated and violated the law.

Mueller’s looking at the federal criminal acts, and there is no violation or abuse of power by Mueller or Scheiderman in any of this.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:22:59am

Add Puerto Rico and Florida.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:24:24am

re: #362 William Lewis

First day on the new job, waiting​ to start so.e training videos. Should be as fun as Army training videos… ////////

“Do you have your protection”“

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:24:40am

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

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Mikey, leave law to the professionals not untrained loser MRAs like yourself.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:25:24am

re: #360 Ace-o-aces

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You don’t care abuot the Enlightenment or Western Civ, Paul, you care about you. And yes you are a Fascist.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:25:55am
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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:26:06am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:26:14am

re: #358 JordanRules

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Did you see gosh I forget her name but one of the ladies on the Daily Show pretty much nailed Javanka particularly Ivanka’s bullshit.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:27:09am

Hey, as if there isn’t enough weather related possible catastrophes to worry about.
Tropical Storm Jose has formed. About 3-4 days behind Hurricane Irma

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:27:13am

cc.com

Ahh here it is, Michelle Wolf is the lady’ name.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:27:58am

Looks like Br’er Trump wants Congress to pass a DACA for him that they wouldn’t pass for Obama.

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:29:06am

Ohio Police Officer Accused Of Shooting News Photographer

A police officer in New Carlisle, Ohio, shot a photojournalist on Monday night after his camera and tripod were “apparently [mistaken] for a weapon,” the New Carlisle News reports.

New Carlisle News photographer Andy Grimm was rushed to a local hospital after he was shot in his side, according to the publication, which also reports that Grimm underwent surgery and is “expected to recover.”

Damn! Now the cops are shooting white people!

huffingtonpost.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:29:37am

re: #374 Skip Intro

Ohio Police Officer Accused Of Shooting News Photographer

Damn! Now the cops are shooting white people!

huffingtonpost.com

FFS.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:31:06am

re: #373 Decatur Deb

Looks like Br’er Trump wants Congress to pass a DACA for him that they wouldn’t pass for Obama.

Probably. Then he can tell the MAGAtards, “Sorry guys, I did my best but Congress passed this and what can I do?”

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:32:32am

re: #352 HappyWarrior

While they hold their participation trophies!

Being given citizenship at birth is the ultimate participation trophy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:32:54am

re: #376 Dr Lizardo

Probably. Then he can tell the MAGAtards, “Sorry guys, I did my best but Congress passed this and what can I do?”

I can’t see them passing DACA because the Republican base is oging to support Trump’s decision and be downright furious with any Republican who supports passing it legislatively. That one Congressman from Cali is claiming that the GOP wanted to work with Obama on immigration but that’s a load of shit. He knows that the GOP base hated the idea of working with Obama on anything let alone immigration.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:33:11am

re: #370 HappyWarrior

No, but I’ll look for it on the Comedy Central site. I don’t watch as much TDS as I used to so I probably wouldn’t know the correspondent’s name either.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:33:45am

re: #379 JordanRules

No, but I’ll look for it on the Comedy Central site. I don’t watch as much TDS as I used to so I probably wouldn’t know the correspondent’s name either.

cc.com

This is it, her name’s Michelle Wolf.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:35:57am

re: #374 Skip Intro

Ohio Police Officer Accused Of Shooting News Photographer

Damn! Now the cops are shooting white people!

huffingtonpost.com

No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.

I keep telling myself. It is not working.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:36:56am

I don’t get my wingnut friend heh. He likes a lot of my bleeding heart liberal stuff but he also posts stuff about liberal snowflakes. Strange but I am glad my point illustrated through an actual copy of my mom’s grandpa’s petition for citizenship seems to been made.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:37:15am

re: #381 ObserverArt

No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.
No, our police are not out of control.

I keep telling myself. It is not working.

But don’t you dare kneel during the National Anthem.

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electrotek  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:37:24am

re: #382 HappyWarrior

I don’t get my wingnut friend heh. He likes a lot of my bleeding heart liberal stuff but he also posts stuff about liberal snowflakes. Strange but I am glad my point illustrated through an actual copy of my mom’s grandpa’s petition for citizenship seems to been made.

He’s conflicted I bet.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:37:53am
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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:38:49am

re: #380 HappyWarrior

Ahh, missed that follow-up comment!

That was good stuff, thank you!

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:39:10am

Look at the GOPNews using homeless kids as a rhetorical bat to hit DREAMers when they couldn’t care less about them in any other context.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:40:09am

re: #384 electrotek

He’s conflicted I bet.

He no doubt served with a lot of DACA beneficiaries. I actually do respect him more than my one wingnut friend who’s actually a closer friend but is really really obnoxious with the wingnut bs. I’m hoping this gets him thinking as well.

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:40:27am

re: #381 ObserverArt

I really have to fight the bad tendency to consider all police “The Enemy”.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:41:20am

re: #387 jaunte

Look at the GOPNews using homeless kids as a rhetorical bat to hit DREAMers when they couldn’t care less about them in any other context.

Goddamn I hate that shit, the old “We shouldn’t help A because B.” Same thing with the homeless vets too. Let’s help people. And you know as I do when we do talk about helping homeless people out, they btich. I’m sick of right wingers using the suffering of other people to excuse why we shouldn’t help other people.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:41:52am

re: #385 jaunte

So, his hope is that one day, poor white kids will be able to pay $500 every two years to stay in the country?

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:42:37am

re: #385 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:42:41am

re: #389 William Lewis

I really have to fight the bad tendency to consider all police “The Enemy”.

I always was respectful to the cops as a kid but I really am growing disgusted in what I see from LEO. I appreciate their job and the job that many of them have done in places like Ground Zero but when I read about sheriff’s offices having ties with the Klan and the just general nasty attitude towards the civilian populace, I grow anti-cop and I know that’s not fair because there are some decent cops out there.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:43:31am

re: #391 Belafon

Someone should definitely reply to that tweet with this nice treat!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:43:54am

re: #392 lawhawk

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Fuckers have no decency at all. We can help both groups but the GOP would never go for that because their bosses would flip their shit over it. Fucking weasels hiding behind an equally legitimate issue to justify this cruelty.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:44:08am

re: #387 jaunte

Look at the GOPNews using homeless kids as a rhetorical bat to hit DREAMers when they couldn’t care less about them in any other context.

Sitting on your thumb and complaining about homelessness while your party controls the House, Senate, and White House is fairly stupid.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:44:10am
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:44:17am

re: #394 JordanRules

Someone should definitely reply to that tweet with this nice treat!

I can’t do twitter at work, so if someone wants to steal it, go ahead.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:46:31am

re: #396 Decatur Deb

Sitting on your thumb and complaining about homelessness while your party controls the House, Senate, and White House is fairly stupid.

That’s the Republican Party for you. Love to act like they’re powerless to help when they control Congress and most state legislatures as well as the Presidency.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:46:35am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:46:49am

re: #387 jaunte

Look at the GOPNews using homeless kids as a rhetorical bat to hit DREAMers when they couldn’t care less about them in any other context.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:47:06am

re: #397 lawhawk

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They’ve done that you little shitface. Maybe if you actually read what DACA did instead of being a modern day George Wallace, you’d know that.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:47:32am
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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:47:51am

Coopting MLK I have a dream to spread racist bs is deplorable.

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:48:04am

The whole Trump family needs to be up on that wall for accuracy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:48:19am

re: #403 jaunte

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American conservatives let me blunt are selfish assholes who only care about themselves and hoarding as much money as possible.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:48:39am

re: #404 Amory Blaine

Coopting MLK I have a dream to spread racist bs is deplorable.

They do it for homophobia too. The sick sons of bitches.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:49:19am

re: #398 Belafon

I’m a Twitter lurker so it won’t be me.

Had some bad and scary stuff happen to me in the early social media days so I abandoned my Facebook and Linkd In and never looked back.

I’m finding it harder and harder each year. I’m looking for a job now and there are literally ones I can’t apply to without FB or LI. Imagine how hard that is for women fleeing their abusers.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:49:25am

Thank god it’s out in the open now and they increasingly are unable to disguise themselves. Unfortunately they hold all the levers of power.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:50:17am

re: #409 Amory Blaine

Thank god it’s out in the open now and they increasingly are unable to disguise themselves. Unfortunately they hold all the levers of power.

I just hope it’s not too late.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:51:05am

So this morning’s announcement rescinds the work permits of about 800,000 people. A disaster for the people affected, plus BONUS: bad for the economy.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:51:48am

If you can’t be legally employed, how do you eat?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:51:53am

re: #408 JordanRules

I’m a Twitter lurker so it won’t be me.

Had some bad and scary stuff happen to me in the early social media days so I abandoned my Facebook and Linkd In and never looked back.

I’m finding it harder and harder each year. I’m looking for a job now and there are literally ones I can’t apply to without FB or LI. Imagine how hard that is for women fleeing their abusers.

I’m on FB but not Twitter. I did just call out the “We can’t do thing A because thing B” people loudly. So far, so good. I don’t get any nibbles from my few conservative friends when I go political. I’m honestly trying to because I want them to have the thought in their mind at least. My one cousin isn’t posting as much wingnutty shit lately though so that’s good.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:52:10am

re: #374 Skip Intro

Ohio Police Officer Accused Of Shooting News Photographer

Damn! Now the cops are shooting white people!

huffingtonpost.com

My take? Shooting witnesses.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:52:10am

Sorry landlord, I’m not paying the rent.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:52:25am

re: #410 HappyWarrior

I just hope it’s not too late.

Only if we give up. None of this is new. It’s sad that we’re doing this again, but we are because too many didn’t see that the enemy has regrouped.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:52:37am

re: #411 jaunte

So this morning’s announcement rescinds the work permits of about 800,000 people. A disaster for the people affected, plus BONUS: bad for the economy.

Another lizard pointed it out to me yesterday, they don’t see these 800,000 people as people. It was SteelPH. Sorry dude, I forgot your name for a second. You need to post more. Always seeing your silent updings.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:52:57am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:53:04am

re: #416 Belafon

Only if we give up. None of this is new. It’s sad that we’re doing this again, but we are because too many didn’t see that the enemy has regrouped.

I find myself determined than ever honestly.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:53:13am

I’m supposed to care about some POS drywall contractor that won’t pay enough to attract anyone to the job besides the undocumented? GTFO here with that bs.
Edited

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:53:30am

Mid-day sanity break

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:53:55am

re: #418 jaunte

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Lying piece of shit has no idea what DACA actually does or at the very least wants to deceive his dipshit supporters about what it actually does and requires. Fucker has no shame. We need to get rid of this monster now and ship him to Siberia.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:54:33am

re: #158 Shropshire Slasher

DOW getting clobbered

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:55:00am

re: #420 Amory Blaine

I’m supposed to care about some POS drywall contractor that can’t pay enough to attract anyone to the job besides the undocumented? GTFO here with that bs.

That’s the thing. They get mad at the immigrants instead of the cheap asses like themselves that exploit them because they pay shitty wages. Cheap asses like Trump himself and the people who make the right wing machine function.

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EPR-radar  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:55:51am

re: #418 jaunte

tr*mp is being cruel, lazy, stupid and bigoted with this shit. It’s perfectly representative of US conservatism as a whole.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:56:21am
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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:56:39am
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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:56:53am

re: #374 Skip Intro

Ohio Police Officer Accused Of Shooting News Photographer

Damn! Now the cops are shooting white people!

huffingtonpost.com

Something missing in that story—the cop and the photographer knew each other—on a first-name basis. Was there no interaction before the shot? And how does a tripod and a camera look like a weapon?

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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:56:55am

re: #421 FormerDirtDart

Mid-day sanity break

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I love that dog.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:57:36am

re: #371 FormerDirtDart

Hey, as if there isn’t enough weather related possible catastrophes to worry about.
Tropical Storm Jose has formed. About 3-4 days behind Hurricane Irma

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A certain irony (or is it poetic justice?) that Jose is going to seriously fuck up a bunch of states.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:57:52am

DACA ended by the tiny handed monster.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:58:03am

re: #426 jaunte

The DHS doesn’t even know how many Dreamers are serving. They don’t even bother to do basic research before running out with their hate boners.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:58:17am

re: #423 Shropshire Slasher

DOW getting clobbered

#somuchwinning

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 9:59:14am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:00:19am

re: #431 Unshaken Defiance

DACA ended by the tiny handed monster.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:00:33am

re: #434 JordanRules

Trump laughs at this. He gets off on screwing over minorities.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:02:23am
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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:03:40am
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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:04:02am

re: #411 jaunte

So this morning’s announcement rescinds the work permits of about 800,000 people. A disaster for the people affected, plus BONUS: bad for the economy.

Imagine trying to rebuild Houston with no undocumented construction workers.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:04:25am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:04:47am

re: #418 jaunte

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This is one of the canards Kobach was trying to pull on MSNBC this morning that Hallie Jackson was fighting back against.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:05:02am

Trump can say the word “robot.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:05:10am

re: #438 lawhawk

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Gee this seems to be a trend. Maybe Trump is too ignorant to be President. And yeah those leaks have really stopped and Trump sure is doing a great job learning on the job. Fuck this guy seriously. In seven months, he’s made a mockery of the Presidency like no one better. Yes even Nixon.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:05:18am

re: #436 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump laughs at this. He gets off on screwing over minorities.

The GOP gets off on screwing minorities. Trump’s just blatantly pushing the white supremacist/bigot brigade base position that the GOP has cultivated for 40+ years and brought it all to the forefront.

They’re still lying about what DACA does and the effect it has. They just don’t give a damn about the facts or the law. They just want to stick it to minorities because their base things that they’re more well off when other people suffer.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:05:35am

re: #437 Stanley Sea

I am actually shocked Trump even HAD a Diversity Council.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:05:55am

re: #440 Stanley Sea

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That’s definitely part of Catholic teaching I’ve maintained in my life. The kindness to strangers.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:06:06am

re: #411 jaunte

So this morning’s announcement rescinds the work permits of about 800,000 people. A disaster for the people affected, plus BONUS: bad for the economy.

That’s the GOP Playbook:
Crash and burn the economy
Blame it on the “illegals”
Get reelected
Wash
Rinse
Repeat

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:06:14am

re: #441 Barefoot Grin

Lying racist motherfuckers hang together.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:06:15am

re: #439 sagehen

Imagine trying to rebuild Houston with no undocumented construction workers.

6 months, and it’ll be rebuilt. Trump promised as much.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:06:40am

re: #439 sagehen

Imagine trying to rebuild Houston with no undocumented construction workers.

Not to mention other areas that might get fucked up by storms in the coming weeks.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:07:32am

The GOP is no different from the Eurofascist parties.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:08:14am

re: #449 lawhawk

6 months, and it’ll be rebuilt. Trump promised as much.

But I thought he could get it done in two weeks…

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:11:12am

re: #443 HappyWarrior

In seven months, he’s made a mockery of the Presidency like no one better. Yes even Nixon.

Trump makes Nixon look like Thomas Jefferson.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:11:22am

America’s a shithole. I should have left when I had the chance.

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KGxvi  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:11:53am

I’ve got a couple wingnut Trumpers on my facebook timeline, interestingly none of them have posted shit about the DACA decision yet. Usually, they are all w00p w00p, TRUMP TRAIN! get on bored or get out the way bitches! but on this one, there’s an eerie silence…

It’s quiet, almost… too quiet.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:13:18am
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:14:34am

re: #454 Amory Blaine

America’s a shithole. I should have left when I had the chance.

Or you could fight.

If there’s one positive thing about Trump, it’s that all of these fights he’s leading are ones that have been brewing for 40 years. Republicans have ridden the resentment by promising to do something about them, but never actually doing anything because then they wouldn’t have anything else to run on. Democrats have been hobbled by not being able to count on white people to get to the polls, or, when they do, voting based on resentment. Now, we get to have those fights.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:14:34am

How nature is wonderful and terrifying all the same:

Seismographs across the Caribbean are picking up Hurricane Irma. This phenomenon was picked up during Hurricane Sandy as well - wave action apparently causes seismographs to pick up the waves, which are distinct from earthquakes.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:15:43am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:17:42am

re: #459 lawhawk

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Don’t blame me, I voted for that gal who didn’t do either of those things.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:17:43am

re: #449 lawhawk

6 months, and it’ll be rebuilt. Trump promised as much.

Sure. Take it to the bank. He has *such* an amazing track record at keeping promises.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:19:00am

re: #453 Dr Lizardo

Trump makes Nixon look like Thomas Jefferson.

I still have a soft spot for Nixon, in spite of his crimes. EPA, OSHA, Title IX, Title X… there’s legitimate reason not to judge him only by the worst things he ever did.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:19:27am

The Trump monster likes chaos.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:20:19am
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EPR-radar  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:20:28am

re: #454 Amory Blaine

America’s a shithole. I should have left when I had the chance.

America is presently being run by shitty people. That’s not the same thing as America itself being a shithole, unless the good people in America stop fighting back.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:20:30am

re: #458 lawhawk

Hmmm……..one of my students is on Barbados right now. Vacation.

I’ve only ever had one student who experienced a natural disaster; she was in Seattle on business during the 2001 Nisqually quake. She said she never wanted to experience anything like that ever again - she was absolutely terrified.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:20:30am

re: #463 jaunte

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The Trump monster likes chaos.

Fuck off Donald. And of course the idiots in the media will use that tweet to go “See he’s not a bigot.”

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:21:24am

re: #465 EPR-radar

America is presently being run by shitty people. That’s not the same thing as America itself being a shithole, unless the good people in America stop fighting back.

Somebody keeps electing all of these shitty people.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:22:16am

Just called my Senators to get my voice on the record! Flake and McCain still need to hear from us. Call yours! It’s quick!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:22:45am

re: #464 lawhawk

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The more honest ones like Coulter admit it when they talk about having a Nuremberg like citizenship law. Annie’s idea is that only people with all four grandparents born in the US can vote which would mean for me despite the fact that my first immigrant ancestor arrived here in George Washington’s time, I would be the first to be able to vote in my family as all four my mom’s grandparents were immigrants and one of my Dad’s. The GOP knows they shit the bed with minority voters. Instead of admitting error or trying to be more welcoming, they want this because they know they’re a failure of a party when Americans of all backgrounds vote.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:22:50am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:23:57am

re: #470 HappyWarrior

The more honest ones like Coulter admit it when they talk about having a Nuremberg like citizenship law. Annie’s idea is that only people with all four grandparents born in the US can vote which would mean for me despite the fact that my first immigrant ancestor arrived here in George Washington’s time, I would be the first to be able to vote in my family as all four my mom’s grandparents were immigrants and one of my Dad’s. The GOP knows they shit the bed with minority voters. Instead of admitting error or trying to be more welcoming, they want this because they know they’re a failure of a party when Americans of all backgrounds vote.

The GOP’s transition into a white nationalist party is now complete.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:24:10am

re: #439 sagehen

Imagine trying to rebuild Houston with no undocumented construction workers.

We may get to see first hand.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:24:13am

re: #471 Ace-o-aces

And that whole pesky “lying to Congress under oath” thing.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:24:20am

re: #471 Ace-o-aces

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He’s got some nerve to talk about Law and Order. He doesn’t knwo the first thing about that. He’s a crook. Undocumented immigration is a civil offense. And I’m sick of Know Nothings acting like it’s some terrible offense when many of tehse people have committed minor infractions themselves.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:24:36am

re: #472 Dr Lizardo

The GOP’s transition into a white nationalist party is now complete.

The party of Lincoln……….Lincoln Rockwell.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:24:41am

Hoping for some type of protest in Phoenix today. I need some solidarity and to get some of this angst out.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:25:07am

re: #457 Belafon

Yeah. You’re probably right. Jeepers creepers america , wtf?

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:25:52am

re: #476 HappyWarrior

The party of Lincoln……….Lincoln Rockwell.

Yeah, no shit. They could probably now successfully run David Duke with no shame or hesitation.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:27:28am
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:27:34am

re: #469 JordanRules

Just called my Senators to get my voice on the record! Flake and McCain still need to hear from us. Call yours! It’s quick!

Charles, you should allow some exceptions to your no-phone-number rule, like those that refer to Congress.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:27:37am

re: #440 Stanley Sea

Glad to see they sacrificed some time from gay bashing to write a sternly worded letter.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:28:47am

re: #481 Belafon

Oh no! My bad Charles. Didn’t know that was a rule here.

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electrotek  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:30:58am

re: #454 Amory Blaine

America’s a shithole. I should have left when I had the chance.

Makes me wish I would have dabbled with teaching English in Japan for the next 8 years.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:31:36am

re: #483 JordanRules

Oh no! My bad Charles. Didn’t know that was a rule here.

Charles’ rule is built into his code, he filters them out before they are displayed. I was just suggesting he make a few exceptions.

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:32:12am

re: #446 HappyWarrior

That’s definitely part of Catholic teaching I’ve maintained in my life. The kindness to strangers.

It is an important lesson in both Judaism and Christianity - Exodus 22:21.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:33:10am

Your party tho Ana? This is them and you know it!

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:33:40am

re: #485 Belafon

Okay gotcha, thanks for the info!

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CongoJack  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:35:21am

re: #485 Belafon

If you create an image that has the number inside it I assume that the code would not catch that and the image would still be displayed.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:37:56am

I love FB (Somedays.)

The Struggle is real
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:38:19am

re: #489 CongoJack

If you create an image that has the number inside it I assume that the code would not catch that and the image would still be displayed.

It was in one of the tweets JordanRules included. I was just suggesting that the number to call Congress should be visible. Not a biggie, just a suggestion.

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:39:42am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:39:45am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:40:29am

re: #490 I Would Prefer Not To

I love FB (Somedays.)

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Lives with her folks, complains about moochers.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:41:02am

Just preordered Hillary’s new book.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:43:50am

re: #495 Amory Blaine

Just preordered Hillary’s new book.

I wish the “Fuck all y’all” book was real.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:44:12am

I had to send my buddy Ohio Senator Rob Portman a new message about DACA.

Read if you want.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:45:58am
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Kragar  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:46:02am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:47:01am
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Alephnaught  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:47:23am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:47:30am

re: #440 Stanley Sea

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Maybe those Catholic Bishops now realize that they shouldn’t have marched lock step with the GOP!

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:47:58am

re: #500 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:49:16am

re: #502 Joe Bacon 🌹

Maybe those Catholic Bishops now realize that they shouldn’t have marched lock step with the GOP!

To be fair to them Joe, they’ve always been critical of know nothingism on immigration but I do agree they went way too easy on the GOP because of the shared anti choice and homophobia.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:49:54am

re: #498 jaunte

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They’re willing spreading lies about DACA. Fuckers.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:51:08am
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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:53:28am

Exodus 22:21 - Moses gives God’s law: “You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”

Leviticus 19:9-10 and 23:22 - Moses gives God’s law: “You shall not strip your vineyards bare…leave them for the poor and the alien.”

Leviticus 19:33-34 and 24:22 - When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

Leviticus 24:23 - Moses receives God’s law: “With me you are but aliens and tenants.”

Numbers 9:14 and 15:15-16 - “…you shall have one statute for both the resident alien and the native.”

Numbers 35 and Joshua 20 - The Lord instructs Moses to give cities of refuge to the Levites so that when the Israelites must flee into Canaan they may have cities of refuge given to them.

Deuteronomy 1:16 - “Give the members of your community a fair hearing, and judge rightly between one person and another, whether citizen or resident alien.”

Deuteronomy 6:10-13 - The people of Israel are made aware that the land had come to them as a gift from God and they were to remember that they were once aliens.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19 - “For the Lord your God…loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

Deuteronomy 14:28-29 and 26:12-13 - Tithing was begun, in part, for resident aliens.

Deuteronomy 24:14 - “You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land…”

Deuteronomy 24:17-18 - “You shall not deprive a resident alien…of justice.”

Deuteronomy 24:19-22 - Leave sheaf, olives, grapes for the alien.

Deuteronomy 27:19 - “Cursed be anyone who deprives the alien…of justice.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:54:27am

re: #507 sagehen

Exodus 22:21 - Moses gives God’s law: “You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”

Leviticus 19:9-10 and 23:22 - Moses gives God’s law: “You shall not strip your vineyards bare…leave them for the poor and the alien.”

Leviticus 19:33-34 and 24:22 - When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

Leviticus 24:23 - Moses receives God’s law: “With me you are but aliens and tenants.”

Numbers 9:14 and 15:15-16 - “…you shall have one statute for both the resident alien and the native.”

Numbers 35 and Joshua 20 - The Lord instructs Moses to give cities of refuge to the Levites so that when the Israelites must flee into Canaan they may have cities of refuge given to them.

Deuteronomy 1:16 - “Give the members of your community a fair hearing, and judge rightly between one person and another, whether citizen or resident alien.”

Deuteronomy 6:10-13 - The people of Israel are made aware that the land had come to them as a gift from God and they were to remember that they were once aliens.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19 - “For the Lord your God…loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

Deuteronomy 14:28-29 and 26:12-13 - Tithing was begun, in part, for resident aliens.

Deuteronomy 24:14 - “You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land…”

Deuteronomy 24:17-18 - “You shall not deprive a resident alien…of justice.”

Deuteronomy 24:19-22 - Leave sheaf, olives, grapes for the alien.

Deuteronomy 27:19 - “Cursed be anyone who deprives the alien…of justice.”

They only like Leviticus for gay shaming.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:55:07am

Psalm 146:9 - “The Lord watches over the strangers…”

Ecclesiastes 4:1 - “Look, the tears of the oppressed—with no one to comfort them.”

Isaiah 16:4 - Be a refuge to the outcasts of Moab.

Jeremiah 7:5-7 - “If you do not oppress the alien…then I will dwell with you in this place…”

Jeremiah 22:3-5 - Do no wrong or violence to the alien.

Ezekiel 47:21-22 - The aliens shall be to you as citizens, and shall also be allotted an inheritance.

Zechariah 7:8-10 - Do no oppress the alien.

Malachi 3:5 - The messenger will bear witness against those who thrust aside the alien.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:56:29am

fuuuuuuck

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:57:43am

Oh gawww Sarah MyDadsAnAss-Sanders is on my TV!

Reveal yourself remote control!!!

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:58:34am

re: #510 jaunte

In layman’s terms, what does that mean? Aside from “really fucking bad”?

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:59:27am
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:59:43am

re: #510 jaunte

Has anyone else read Mother of Storms?

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:59:48am

re: #498 jaunte

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And more of Sessions’ bullshit:

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 10:59:53am

re: #512 Dr Lizardo

The eye of the hurricane appears to have little hurricanes rotating inside it.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:00:29am

re: #509 sagehen

But you see, libtard, those say nothing about illegal aliens. Checkmate!

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:00:32am

re: #513 jaunte

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Does she understand that quite a few of the Hispanics are also black? (especially Dominicans and Panamanians)

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:00:50am

re: #512 Dr Lizardo

In layman’s terms, what does that mean? Aside from “really fucking bad”?

Posted by someone who knows the plural of ‘vortex’. so take them seriously.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:01:04am

re: #510 jaunte

fuuuuuuck

Could you post the picture?

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:01:39am

re: #520 Belafon

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:02:05am

Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:02:24am

re: #518 sagehen

Does she understand that quite a few of the Hispanics are also black? (especially Dominicans and Panamanians)

Huckabee Sanders? No way.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:02:49am

re: #522 JordanRules

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Apartheid in America.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:03:18am

re: #513 jaunte

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It’s one of their oldest and most pathetic things in the book. Fortunately most African-American voters don’t fall for it.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:05:12am

re: #516 jaunte

The eye of the hurricane appears to have little hurricanes rotating inside it.

Yes. That is bad.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:05:55am

re: #522 JordanRules

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And there’s the GOP’s endgame right there.

White minority rule.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:06:09am

re: #525 HappyWarrior

Yep! Of course they don’t understand we are a group uniquely resistant to the okie doke. But they don’t understand so they pander because they’re racist asshats.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:08:09am

re: #528 JordanRules

Yep! Of course they don’t understand we are a group uniquely resistant to the okie doke. But they don’t understand so they pander because they’re racist asshats.

What angers me is how condescending they are to the AA Community. Remember Rand Paul’s visit to Howard telling the students that they’d be shocked to know that Lincoln and the founders of the NAACP were Republicans. I’m not AA but I know most black people know that the GOP turned their backs on them because they wanted the votes of angry whites in the 60’s and I know they see how the right constantly talks down to the community. with absurd implications that life was better in slavery and Jim Crow.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:10:03am

re: #436 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump laughs at this. He gets off on screwing over minorities.

re: #507 sagehen

I jut grabbed all that for my FB. Thank you for compiling all that. 😇

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:10:05am

re: #507 sagehen

The Religious Right overrides all of those verses with the words of their real God, Ayn Rand who said, “The greatest word in the English Language is ‘I’”…

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:17:22am

re: #453 Dr Lizardo

Trump makes Nixon George W. Bush look like Thomas Jefferson.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:33:53am

re: #503 jaunte

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The rare, valid use of ALLCAPS.

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2017 • 11:40:59am

re: #522 JordanRules

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