A Stunner: Trump Digital Leader Says Facebook, Google and YouTube Were “Hands-On Partners” With the Trump Campaign

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I started watching out of curiosity, but my jaw dropped when Trump digital manager Theresa Hong got to the part where she explained how Google, Facebook and YouTube all consulted directly with Cambridge Analytica to help get Donald Trump elected, because they were paid “millions and millions of dollars.”

Starting at about 2:35 into the video clip:

INTERVIEWER: I mean, what were Facebook, Google and YouTube people actually doing here? Why were they here?

THERESA HONG: They were helping us, you know I mean they were basically our hands-on partners as far as being able to you know, utilize the platform as effectively as possible.

[The Trump campaign spent $85 million on Facebook.]

When you’re pumping in millions and millions of dollars to these social platforms, you’re gonna get white club treatment, so they would send people, you know, representatives, to the Project Alamo to ensure that all of our needs were being met.

I can’t even start with this.

Put this together with the news that Facebook profited from running advertisements from Russian front groups.

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147 comments

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:16:59pm

Disinformation worked. It worked on not only getting people to vote for him. It worked on getting people not to vote for her.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:18:20pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:18:41pm

White club treatment? Is that a Freudian slip for white glove?

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:21:04pm

Repost from downstairs. A good watch.

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I mentioned earlier I saw Kamala Harris on Ari Melber’s The Beat this evening. I said she was fun, intelligent, witty, etc.

Here was the fun and witty part.

Iframe

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rhuarc  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:21:58pm

re: #3 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

White club treatment? Is that a Freudian slip for white glove?

I think she actually said white glove, but the transcript on screen used club.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:22:40pm

re: #5 rhuarc

I think she actually said white glove, but the transcript on screen used club.

White club treatment is pretty damn good though too, also.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:22:59pm

Seize these companies, jail the executives and their Trump accomplices, then auction off the assets.

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:25:51pm

Grrrr. This revelation is really disgusting.

I hope they enjoy their money for fucking this election over and helping get Trump in as President.

Will they be held or hold themselves responsible for being accessories?

Oh hell, what am I thinking???

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:26:41pm

This is reminding me more and more of the warm-up to Bastille Day.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:27:06pm

While the taking of money from Russian front groups is wrong, is there anything these companies actually did that was illegal in working with the Trump team? I’m not saying they shouldn’t be shamed, but I’m just not seeing anything illegal in taking money from the Trump campaign and doing the work.

I’m also of the opinion that the people who fell for this crap should be the ones feeling the brunt of any anger.

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EPR-radar  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:29:06pm

re: #9 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

This is reminding me more and more of the warm-up to Bastille Day.

It’s hard to see how this plays out. The majority of white voters in this country will happily place themselves in indentured servitude to the plutocracy, as long as black and brown people are treated worse.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:29:33pm

A white Sanders supporter died in Charlottesville so black men aren’t allowed to spill inconvenient truths about Bernie anymore who knew.

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:29:51pm

I don’t want history to forget this. I don’t want Dems to fall back on a media fueled trope about us not being able to win. And I want to honor the popular vote, her persistence, the previous POTUS and democracy!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:31:37pm

re: #12 goddamnedfrank

A white Sanders supporter died in Charlottesville so black men aren’t allowed to spill inconvenient truths about Bernie anymore who knew.

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He criticized Bill Clinton, Obama, and Joe Biden too. So sick of them acting like Bernie can’t be criticized. I didn’t know Heather was a Sanders supporter but it doesn’t change any of the legitimate criticisms Coates made of him at all and using the fact she supported him makes his points even more valid.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:36:54pm
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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:37:08pm

re: #10 Belafon

While the taking of money from Russian front groups is wrong, is there anything these companies actually did that was illegal in working with the Trump team? I’m not saying they shouldn’t be shamed, but I’m just not seeing anything illegal in taking money from the Trump campaign and doing the work.

I’m also of the opinion that the people who fell for this crap should be the ones feeling the brunt of it.

Maybe not directly illegal, but certainly sloppy and not really researched as to what they were allowing with these ads, bots, videos, whatever.

In old days magazines held advertisers responsible for content and many times checked to see the legitimacy of the ads and stories because that was the only way to hold the rates for the ads, by guaranteeing it was all legit and fair for everyone.

I’m just learning as I think we all are, but wouldn’t these big tech companies be able to flesh out fake news sites, funky bot activities and all of this kind of use of their services.

Very discouraging. The Russians manipulated us like we are a bunch of amateurs; beat us with our own tools and tech.

Oh well. Lots of stuff broke over the last few years.

Time to go play drums for a bit. Later.

Stay safe Florida and any other states that might be in the path of Angry Irma.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:37:34pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Lol!! Best depiction of the current regime ever!! Look at Pence. He’s trying to float above it all.

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Kragar  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:37:50pm

re: #12 goddamnedfrank

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:38:36pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

It’s so condescending to do.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:39:09pm

re: #16 ObserverArt

The Russians manipulated us like we are a bunch of amateurs

Yep. Too many of us fell for things that were obvious.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:39:38pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

He criticized Bill Clinton, Obama, and Joe Biden too. So sick of them acting like Bernie can’t be criticized. I didn’t know Heather was a Sanders supporter but it doesn’t change any of the legitimate criticisms Coates made of him at all and using the fact she supported him makes his points even more valid.

They’ve turned her into a magical fetish that protects their shit from examination. It’s sick.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:39:47pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

He criticized Bill Clinton, Obama, and Joe Biden too. So sick of them acting like Bernie can’t be criticized. I didn’t know Heather was a Sanders supporter but it doesn’t change any of the legitimate criticisms Coates made of him at all and using the fact she supported him makes his points even more valid.

Some asshole with 25 followers opining about Heather Heyer deserves zero consideration.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:39:55pm

re: #5 rhuarc

I think she actually said white glove, but the transcript on screen used club.

Well, I didn’t say WHOSE Freudian slip.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:40:43pm

re: #22 Stanley Sea

Some asshole with 25 followers opining about Heather Heyer deserves zero consideration.

I agree. Just pointing out the obvious.

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MsJ  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:41:11pm

Facebook being involved doesn’t surprise me. Elect trump knowing he will suck so Zuckerberg can ride in and save us all in 2020. He’s already started his across country trek to meet and greet real ‘murkins.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:41:23pm

re: #21 goddamnedfrank

They’ve turned her into a magical fetish that protects their shit from examination. It’s sick.

I’m just so sick of Sanders supporters acting like Bernie can do no wrong.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:41:54pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:42:54pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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They can’t help themselves. Hillary is evil.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:45:08pm

re: #12 goddamnedfrank

Huh?? Senator Sanders is not beyond criticism. Wth is wrong with his supporters?

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:45:26pm

re: #11 EPR-radar

It’s hard to see how this plays out. The majority of white voters in this country will happily place themselves in indentured servitude to the plutocracy, as long as black and brown people are treated worse.

A majority of white voters would not be a majority of the country, less and less so all the time. A few of the real dupes, the ones who were honestly tricked, are starting to see the light. The GOP is being squeezed back to its hard nut base. That base is impenetrable, and potentially dangerous, but it is not especially large.

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EPR-radar  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:45:28pm

re: #26 HappyWarrior

I’m just so sick of Sanders supporters acting like Bernie can do no wrong.

Acting like Bernie can do no wrong may not start out as rooted in racism, but in context it becomes very racist very quickly. The time constant is probably on the order of a few seconds.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:45:41pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:45:45pm

re: #21 goddamnedfrank

They’ve turned her into a magical fetish that protects their shit from examination. It’s sick.

Narcissism breeds true regardless of what ideology or worldview it’s mated with.

Hence the “right-left crazy” convergence…at the bottom, there’s just people for whom the ideas—and the causes, and the people—only matter in so much as they elevate the narcissist. Extreme positions and eliminationism (and purity) make them feel special and elite and powerful.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:46:58pm

re: #31 EPR-radar

Acting like Bernie can do no wrong may not start out as rooted in racism, but in context it becomes very racist very quickly. The time constant is probably on the order of a few seconds.

Yup. Whitesplaining.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:47:32pm

Why am I so sure this guy is going to continue being deliberately obtuse?

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:47:47pm

re: #25 MsJ

Facebook being involved doesn’t surprise me. Elect trump knowing he will suck so Zuckerberg can ride in and save us all in 2020. He’s already started his across country trek to meet and greet real ‘murkins.

Wow!! Zuckerberg as President. Please no.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:48:27pm

re: #31 EPR-radar

Acting like Bernie can do no wrong may not start out as rooted in racism, but in context it becomes very racist very quickly. The time constant is probably on the order of a few seconds.

Right. It’s definitely not always racist but when it’s telling a black writer he can’t criticize him because of Heather.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:50:43pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:51:15pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

It’s amazing how some people are desperate to find fault with Secretary Clinton even when it is obvious that Trump has been an unmitigated disaster as President.

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:51:41pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:52:50pm

Just once, I wish I could be wrong about idiots on Twitter.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:53:51pm
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EPR-radar  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:54:09pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Right. It’s definitely not always racist but when it’s telling a black writer he can’t criticize him because of Heather.

It’s even simpler than that. Sanders had major problems getting the support of non-white Democrats in his primary campaign, for real reasons. That was Sanders having trouble with his primary mission. Anyone who tries to pretend that Sanders can do no wrong is committed to whitesplaining that inconvenient truth away.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:54:50pm

re: #43 EPR-radar

It’s even simpler than that. Sanders had major problems getting the support of non-white Democrats in his primary campaign, for real reasons. That was Sanders having trouble with his primary mission. Anyone who tries to pretend that Sanders can do no wrong is committed to whitesplaining that inconvenient truth away.

Exactly.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:55:05pm

Not gonna waste any more time arguing with this guy. Muted.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:56:42pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:57:15pm

re: #16 ObserverArt

I’m just learning as I think we all are, but wouldn’t these big tech companies be able to flesh out fake news sites, funky bot activities and all of this kind of use of their services.

Very discouraging. The Russians manipulated us like we are a bunch of amateurs; beat us with our own tools and tech.

It may not be all that surprising, though. If anyone knows how to manipulate already-brainwashed people, it’s Russian former KGB officers and the like. Our problem is how to teach people to recognize propaganda.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 6:58:11pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:01:25pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:06:49pm
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Belafon  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:10:15pm

re: #46 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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It was C-pound when I was a kid.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:11:59pm

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:13:01pm

Fuck this shit.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:13:22pm

I have friends in the Florida Keys, haven’t heard from them on the FaceSpace stuff. Anxiety levels are high.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:14:05pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

I have friends in the Florida Keys, haven’t heard from them on the FaceSpace stuff. Anxiety levels are high.

I bet. Used to have family there.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:15:35pm

re: #50 The Vicious Babushka

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If he’s not committing crimes, I’m shocked.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:17:26pm

re: #46 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Lol! Kids these days.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:18:15pm

Suffering fools gladly has never been my strong point.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:20:16pm
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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:20:36pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

Suffering fools gladly has never been my strong point.

I don’t suffer them at all. I just yell at them to get off my lawn.

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:21:06pm

I’m no lawyer, but that shit sounds like collusion.

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EPR-radar  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:22:13pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

Suffering fools gladly has never been my strong point.

Life’s too short to voluntarily put up with willful stupidity.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:24:54pm

re: #59 goddamnedfrank

Rice.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:26:22pm

Oh man this is funny.

Even Racists Get the Blues (goes to The Geeky Gaeilgeoir, musings on, and sometimes in, the Irish language)

When racists try to translate things and come up with such things as a tattoo that doesn’t mean what they want it to say, it’s funny (for us) and tragic (for them).

The writer of the blog had someone submit a photo of someone who was wearing a badly-translated shirt that tried to transliterate “Blue Lives Matter” into Irish Gaelic.

He explains at the blog why that won’t work, and what the guy actually got (schadenfreude).

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:26:41pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:29:36pm

re: #65 jaunte

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Then why are current Nazis Trump supporters if they’re on the Left?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:31:16pm

re: #66 Patricia Kayden

Then why are current Nazis Trump supporters if they’re on the Left?

Forget it, it’s Bottown.

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EPR-radar  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:31:39pm

re: #66 Patricia Kayden

Then why are current Nazis Trump supporters if they’re on the Left?

Any RWNJ going with the ‘Nazis are lefties’ nonsense is incapable of reason.

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:32:51pm

re: #68 EPR-radar

“National Socialist! It’s right in their name!!!”

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:35:47pm

re: #69 jaunte

Democratic Republic of Korea …

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:36:45pm

re: #70 alloutofcrazyhere

Democratic Republic of Korea …

That’s different!

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:36:50pm
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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:37:33pm

“The Broward County Republicans are in turmoil today after revelations that a freshly elected member of their executive board is a man who once was charged with attempted murder in the savage claw-hammer beating of a then-classmate at a Los Angeles prep school for multi-millionaires’ children.”

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:38:09pm

But he was elected “fair and square.”

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:38:50pm

re: #74 jaunte

Wow! He won’t resign.

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:39:13pm

He’ll fit right in with all the other claw-hammer Republicans.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:40:21pm

re: #73 jaunte

“The Broward County Republicans are in turmoil today after revelations that a freshly elected member of their executive board is a man who once was charged with attempted murder in the savage claw-hammer beating of a then-classmate at a Los Angeles prep school for multi-millionaires’ children.”

I could hit them with a claw hammer and still get votes, it’s true!

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:40:42pm

re: #74 jaunte

But he was elected “fair and square.”

This is just retaliation, he says.

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:41:23pm

re: #77 HappyWarrior

Attempted murder is a party tradition.

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:42:07pm

Just call it “loosening onerous regulations” for money.

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:42:19pm

Dingell is such a gem! A master tweeter!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:42:49pm

re: #69 jaunte

“National Socialist! It’s right in their name!!!”

so then the people’s republic of korea must be republicans

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:44:46pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:45:56pm

I know it was posted downstairs, bears repeating. Vicente Fox’s latest video making fun of Fuckface Von Clownstick is his best yet.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:46:21pm

re: #67 HappyWarrior

Forget it, it’s Bottown.

Tell that to D’Souza.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:47:18pm

re: #85 Mike Lamb

Tell that to D’Souza.

He’s too stupid to care about facts.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:49:08pm

leftists

actually, in my wingnut research i found very little apppetite for actually defining the word “socialism”, or any other associated term for that matter

i tried posting the dictionary definitions, which usually describe state socialism a la stalin or mao, but was told that these were fake news since everybody knows that dictionaries are written by lying leftist college professors

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:52:44pm
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MsJ  Sep 7, 2017 • 7:55:33pm

re: #72 jaunte

Well. He fits right in the today’s GOP.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:01:25pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:05:05pm

re: #87 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

leftists

actually, in my wingnut research i found very little apppetite for actually defining the word “socialism”, or any other associated term for that matter

i tried posting the dictionary definitions, which usually describe state socialism a la stalin or mao, but was told that these were fake news since everybody knows that dictionaries are written by lying leftist college professors

…anyway, ultimately i had to conclude that the best interpretation i could manage of what wingnuts intend to denote when they use the word “socialism” is “giving my tax money to brown people”

and their definition of “fascism” is “telling me i’m a bad person when i say i don’t like helping brown people”

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:07:00pm

Wingnut running against Elizabeth Warren has his suit (financed by Peter Thiel and using the lawyer that offed Gawker) tossed from court:

Excellent news, America! Turns out that the First Amendment still mostly works, even if you’re a rich dude and you hire the lawyer who killed Gawker! Weird rightwinger Shiva Ayyadurai is this guy who’s running against Elizabeth Warren with the very witty slogan “It Takes a REAL Indian to Defeat a FAKE One” and who likes to insist that he personally invented email when he was a precocious 14-year-old.

The smartypantses at Techdirt have run several articles, going back to at least 2012, explaining that no, Ayyadurai did not invent email in 1978 — but he did invent and copyright the name of an email management system that he called “EMAIL,” which is actually a very different thing from inventing the very idea of electronic mail and patenting it.

Ayyadurai has a long history of suing media outfits who dispute his claim to have invented email — which actually predates the internet — and often often gets nice settlements because fighting a libel suit is damned expensive. He went after Techdirt with representation from attorney Charles Harder, who, with financial backing from bajillionaire Peter Thiel, helped murder Gawker in a 2016 invasion of privacy judgement. Wednesday, Ayyadurai’s $15 million defamation lawsuit against Techdirt got thrown out, perhaps with a certain amount of gusto, by a federal judge in Boston. US District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV found that Techdirt and its founder/editor Michael Masnick were doing perfectly non-libelous First Amendmenting in the blog’s debunking of Ayyadurai’s claims, even if they said unkind things about him.

More: wonkette.com

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:08:22pm

Hmmm

National SOCIALISTS

German DEMOCRATIC Republic

DEMOCRATIC Peoples Republic of Korea

It fits, it fits……….

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:10:26pm
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retired cynic  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:11:19pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹

Hooray for the Good Guys!

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:12:33pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:15:08pm

re: #96 Varek Raith

I’ve been blissfully unaware of what Nickelback even sounds like, so I ain’t clickin’ on this here YouTube as I reckon I’d like to keep myself blissfully unaware of what Nickelback even sounds like.

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BeachDem  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:16:21pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

Just once, I wish I could be wrong about idiots on Twitter.

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I still want to know why Brad Parscale made so much coin and rose to the top of the campaign…

The biggest recipient of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign war chest is a little-known San Antonio-based digital marketing company, with no experience in political advertising but plenty in working for Trump and his family on personal web projects.

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retired cynic  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:17:04pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

I’ve been blissfully unaware of what Nickelback even sounds like, so I ain’t clickin’ on this here YouTube as I reckon I’d like to keep myself blissfully unaware of what Nickelback even sounds like.

Sound like pop country radio.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:21:09pm

re: #99 retired cynic

Sound like pop country radio.

Speaking of pop country…

Why Country Music Was Awful in 2013

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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:23:49pm

re: #98 BeachDem

I still want to know why Brad Parscale made so much coin and rose to the top of the campaign…

The biggest recipient of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign war chest is a little-known San Antonio-based digital marketing company, with no experience in political advertising but plenty in working for Trump and his family on personal web projects.

This this this this

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retired cynic  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:26:08pm

re: #100 teleskiguy

Speaking of pop country…

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Video

SNORK!

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retired cynic  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:28:02pm

re: #102 retired cynic

And on that note, the coyotes started singing. I swear I didn’t have my speakers turned up loud.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:29:13pm

re: #95 retired cynic

Hooray for the Good Guys!

In Gawker’s very last post, from its owner (where using Gawker’s moniker “How Things Work,” he describes Gawker’s demise at the hand of a single billionaire libertarian), they point out that no one should ever mention that wingnut without also mentioning his ridiculous claim he invented E-mail.

How Things Work (goes to Gawker):

One can argue about the merits of the Hogan story, and the length of the video excerpt included. But the others are not even controversial among journalists. Of course, Shiva Ayyadurai should not be able to claim he invented email without a reminder that Ray Tomlinson did so a decade earlier. Ashley Terrill, the journalist who is suing Gawker for a behind-the-scenes look at her role in a battle over the legacy and future of the dating app Tinder, has chosen one of Gawker’s most thoroughly researched and nuanced stories to go to court over.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:29:54pm

re: #47 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

It may not be all that surprising, though. If anyone knows how to manipulate already-brainwashed people, it’s Russian former KGB officers and the like. Our problem is how to teach people to recognize propaganda.

How do you teach recognition of propaganda when the leading proponent of fake news and lies is the duly elected “President” of the United States?

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:33:39pm

re: #105 Hecuba’s daughter

With a pointed finger right at the guy.

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:34:36pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:35:37pm

re: #105 Hecuba’s daughter

How do you teach recognition of propaganda when the leading proponent of fake news and lies is the duly elected “President” of the United States?

It is very serious.

I’m trying to figure out how we’re fighting against this.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:38:33pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:42:51pm

Ire: #109 klys (maker of Silmarils)

hahahahahahhaha

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:42:56pm

re: #109 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Waaah. Fuck off Dinesh.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:43:56pm

Dinesh: Who said President Obama’s mother didn’t love him is whining about pettienss. Hahahhahha, what a loser.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:44:03pm

re: #107 jaunte

Great points.

extremely long thread

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:44:24pm

re: #107 jaunte

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that was a good read.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:46:38pm

Dinesh D’Douche being well … a douche.

Sorry, I’ve got nothing constructive to say.

Well, I do wonder who will be the subject of his next “documentary.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:47:37pm

re: #115 alloutofcrazyhere

Dinesh D’Douche being well … a douche.

Sorry, I’ve got nothing constructive to say.

Well, I do wonder who will be the subject of his next “documentary.”

Teh 2020 Democratic nominee. Prepare for Duckworth, Harris’s America. He wants to be the right’s Michael Moore but he doesn’t have a fraction of Moore’s talent. All his “documentaries” are the same, sad crap.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:48:45pm

The new piece in The New Yorker by Evan Osnos about North Korea is genuine nightmare fuel.

newyorker.com

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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:50:18pm

re: #115 alloutofcrazyhere

Dinesh D’Douche being well … a douche.

Sorry, I’ve got nothing constructive to say.

Well, I do wonder who will be the subject of his next “documentary.”

Corey Booker.

They’re already after him.

Imagine the fortitude he and his family has to have to go into public service.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:50:55pm

re: #116 HappyWarrior

The Uwe Boll of documentarians.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:52:49pm

Off-topic (I guess):

The car repair shop in Sterling called to say our Smart will likely be available to pick up at 4 PM tomorrow. They said they would call around noon to let us know, so we can be in Sterling to pick up the car.

I assume that 4 PM is too late to get to Scottsbluff to return the USS Expedition to the rental car agency, so tomorrow (assuming the shop does say the car will be ready), I will call my insurance company to ask how to proceed with the rental dreadnought.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:52:55pm

re: #118 Stanley Sea

Corey Booker.

They’re already after him.

Imagine the fortitude he and his family has to have to go into public service.

I honestly forgot about him. Isn’t it cool that we might have two or even three African Americans running in Booker, Harris, and Patrick?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:53:44pm

re: #119 alloutofcrazyhere

The Uwe Boll of documentarians.

Unfair to Uwe, I imagine he at least tries. True story though, my wingnut friend seriously watched Hillary’s America and actually wanted to watch it when he visited.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:53:46pm
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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:54:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:56:25pm

re: #124 jaunte

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The kindness of strangers.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:56:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:58:38pm

re: #126 FormerDirtDart

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No one likes Hillary*

*Say people whose candidates got less votes than she did.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:58:52pm

G’night Lizards. I’m taking my fever off to bed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 8:59:53pm

re: #128 klys (maker of Silmarils)

G’night Lizards. I’m taking my fever off to bed.

Take care … I’m off to bed too … I have a long drive tomorrow.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:00:00pm

I know our host was not a fan of Gawker but the way it was brought down was very troubling. It was not destroyed for propagating lies but for publishing unseemly but true information about a celebrity. Peter Thiel has been a destructive force in our democracy and he destroyed Gawker.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:00:31pm

Yes FNC is seriously running a story about Vanity Fair naming Michele better dressed than Melania. Remind me FNC who’s overly sensitive and always outraged?

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BeachDem  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:02:42pm

re: #101 Stanley Sea

This this this this

Hey—if my weather guy’s latest hurricane tracking map is correct, DD might have to move his bugout party to my house.

Ed Piotrowski WPDE
11pm Thursday - WOW - The forecast track shifts even farther to the west. This is certainly encouraging for South Carolina.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:03:49pm

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹

Take care … I’m off to bed too … I have a long drive tomorrow.

In the Ford Monstroliner?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:04:42pm

re: #131 HappyWarrior

Yes FNC is seriously running a story about Vanity Fair naming Michele better dressed than Melania. Remind me FNC who’s overly sensitive and always outraged?

So Vanity Fair doesn’t rank people by the cost of their attire? They employ other standards?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:06:32pm

re: #134 Hecuba’s daughter

So Vanity Fair doesn’t rank people by the cost of their attire? They employ other standards?

I personally don’t care about the list at all but after all the trashing of Mrs. Obama FNC did, their tears are so yummy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:07:52pm

Irma’s track shifted west again.

The National Hurricane Center has raised the hurricane warning flags for both coasts of south Florida, the Keys, and Lake Okeechobee. Hurricane watches extended up both coastlines.

nhc.noaa.gov?

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:08:15pm

Kansas City is playing the New England pats tonight and is killing them. 42-27 w/ 4:00 minutes left.

Good. Brady is beginning to look like an old man.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:08:35pm

re: #132 BeachDem

Hey—if my weather guy’s latest hurricane tracking map is correct, DD might have to move his bugout party to my house.

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Ed Piotrowski WPDE
11pm Thursday - WOW - The forecast track shifts even farther to the west. This is certainly encouraging for South Carolina.

If it goes straight up FL, everything changes/has already changed

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:10:09pm

re: #122 HappyWarrior

Well, Uwe was able to make money on his movies due to some strange German tax loophole.

Douche basically cashes in on wingnut welfare.

I will say that Uwe’s movies are better. At least he knows/admits that his movies are a work of fiction.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:13:07pm

re: #137 austin_blue

Kansas City is playing the New England pats tonight and is killing them. 42-27 w/ 4:00 minutes left.

Good. Brady is beginning to look like an old man.

Good,, good. I’m watching too. I never count those guys out though.They’re going to lose tonight thankfully though.

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BeachDem  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:13:22pm

re: #135 HappyWarrior

I personally don’t care about the list at all but after all the trashing of Mrs. Obama FNC did, their tears are so yummy.

In addition to the Obamas, the Macrons and Justin Trudeau made the list, so the yam is probably steaming out of BOTH ears.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:14:04pm

sportsball

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:17:04pm

re: #137 austin_blue

Kansas City is playing the New England pats tonight and is killing them. 42-27 w/ 4:00 minutes left.

Good. Brady is beginning to look like an old man.

re: #140 HappyWarrior

Good,, good. I’m watching too. I never count those guys out though.They’re going to lose tonight thankfully though.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:18:42pm

re: #137 austin_blue

Kansas City is playing the New England pats tonight and is killing them. 42-27 w/ 4:00 minutes left.

Good. Brady is beginning to look like an old man.

re: #140 HappyWarrior

Good,, good. I’m watching too. I never count those guys out though.They’re going to lose tonight thankfully though.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:55:22pm

re: #122 HappyWarrior

I still remember being at the RAZZIE Awards when we gave a lifetime achievement award to Üwe. And he sent us this reply!

Uwe Boll RAZZes the Razzie® Awards…from exile!

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:21:46pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:56:07pm

re: #132 BeachDem

Hey—if my weather guy’s latest hurricane tracking map is correct, DD might have to move his bugout party to my house.

[Embedded content]

Ed Piotrowski WPDE
11pm Thursday - WOW - The forecast track shifts even farther to the west. This is certainly encouraging for South Carolina.

Just checked in. That mess only needs an hour or two delay in turning North to come up this driveway, but Birmingham is far enough inland to give us plenty of warning for a change of venue.


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