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Kragar  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:11:10pm
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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:12:43pm

“I didn’t know you had droughts this far north. Guess what? You have’ em.”

Are you kidding me? What a fucking idiot.

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Kragar  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:13:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:13:34pm

re: #1 Kragar

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Racist assholes of a feather.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:14:21pm

re: #3 Kragar

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I didn’t think I could hate him even more. He’s so obviously out of his fucking depth at this job or he’s a totally malicious asshole.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:14:24pm

re: #3 Kragar

And I believe him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:14:27pm

My wife’s Webhosting service and all her Websites were just suspended. They can no longer be accessed (the main site is linked in my name here).

That kills my E-mail as well, since it goes through that site.

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retired cynic  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:15:05pm

re: #7 Anymouse 🌹

WTF?

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:15:43pm

re: #7 Anymouse 🌹

Did you bounce a check?

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:15:54pm

re: #8 retired cynic

WTF?

She is trying to contact the company that provides her service now.

We pay the bills, so the claim the account was suspended for non-payment is BS.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:16:51pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

I didn’t think I could hate him even more. He’s so obviously out of his fucking depth at this job or he’s a totally malicious asshole.

How about both?

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:17:19pm

re: #9 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Did you bounce a check?

The account is paid on an annual basis. It was paid several months ago.

She’s scratching her head in chat with a support person right now.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:18:17pm

re: #11 Hecuba’s daughter

How about both?

Yep works too.

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bratwurst  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:22:31pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:23:45pm

re: #12 Anymouse 🌹

The account is paid on an annual basis. It was paid several months ago.

She’s scratching her head in chat with a support person right now.

Aaaand, her Websites are back. “Sorry we suspended your account, Ma’am.”

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:24:59pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:25:14pm

Tucker has about as much substance and taste as those Swanson tv dinners that his family gets their money from.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:25:17pm

Bannon: McConnell, Ryan ‘trying to nullify the 2016 election’

“They do not want Donald Trump’s racist populist, isolationist economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It’s very obvious,” he said. “It’s obvious as night follows day is what they’re trying to do.”

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retired cynic  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:26:25pm

re: #18 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

LOL!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:26:49pm

re: #18 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Bannon: McConnell, Ryan ‘trying to nullify the 2016 election’

“They do not want Donald Trump’s racist populist, isolationist economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It’s very obvious,” he said. “It’s obvious as night follows day is what they’re trying to do.”

Don’t you just hate it when assholes like this fight amongst themselves? Of course, we have our own problems but I’ll take some popcorn and I normally don’t like popcorn.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:27:26pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹

Aaaand, her Websites are back. “Sorry we suspended your account, Ma’am.”

That’s a relief.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:29:09pm

re: #17 alloutofcrazyhere

Tucker has about as much substance and taste as those Swanson tv dinners that his family gets their money from.

Well, there you go, insulting cardboard food across the length and breadth of this great nation. Commie bastard.

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:29:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:30:20pm

re: #23 jaunte

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I really like her. Awesome lady.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:34:38pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

That’s a relief.

I was wondering if someone was coming after me for using a private E-mail server in politics. /s

It took a couple more minutes, but all the pages came back to life.

On her main site, she writes about hopelessness in the future with some snark. She can be very cheery.

Her latest post is on the Level IV biological laboratories that were under threat in Galveston.

cynics4bettertomorrow.org (Goes to Cynics for a Better Tomorrow, the Blog for the Insufficiently Depressed)

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retired cynic  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:36:22pm

re: #25 Anymouse 🌹

Her latest post is on the Level IV biological laboratories that were under threat in Galveston.

Charles Pierce had a post or two about that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:38:42pm

re: #26 retired cynic

Charles Pierce had a post or two about that.

So Charlie Pierce didn’t credit my wife? /s

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retired cynic  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:40:33pm

re: #27 Anymouse 🌹

So Charlie Pierce didn’t credit my wife? /s

I must have missed it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:42:54pm

re: #28 retired cynic

I must have missed it.

That’s okay, as she puts on her blog’s disclaimer statement:

I claim no particular training or knowledge in any field, These opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Web-lectric [her Webhosting service], my nation, my state, the California Department of Furniture and Bedding, FEMA, anyone or everyone else, or even myself.

Nothing in this site is designed to give any sort of advice. Any advice is pretty useless anyway, whether giving such advice or acting on any advice. Do so at your own risk\k\s\i\r\ certainty that disaster will ensue from the offering or use of any advice, for no good deed ever goes unpunished.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:43:37pm

Similar (and larger) fences are built to mitigate snow drifts.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:46:28pm
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Kragar  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:49:30pm

Be’lakor

“Hark well, as I tell you the tale of Be’lakor First-Damned, may his forgotten true-name be forever cursed. In his arrogance, he drew the gaze of the Chaos Gods to this world, bringing damnation upon us all.”
— Frederich Weirde, Chronicler of the End Times

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:53:30pm

Checking on the weather in my son’s area (Jacksonville), I get this:

Monday Night
Hurricane conditions possible. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Hurricane conditions with a forty percent chance of showers and thunderstorms?

Perhaps someone can explain how that works to me.

While the plural of anecdote is not data, every hurricane or tropical storm I went through was continuous rain until the storm passed. (They also note earlier in the day when tropical storm conditions exist there is an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms.)

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:58:44pm

Nite Mode… Nice touch

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I cannot.  Sep 7, 2017 • 9:58:58pm

Important Nerd Stuff (not really): Me and a couple of co-workers are discussing running a Sentai (NOT THE OTHER *entai WORD) themed game with a system I found on the internet.

IF we can get our schedules to work, this should be a lot of fun. The Potential GM of this…she worries me. When I gave her my character flaw, I was met with chillingly evil laughter. This is NEVER a good sign from a GM.

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meteor  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:01:20pm

Got to get some sleep. See you later. :)

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:01:52pm

re: #34 Dave In Austin

Nite Mode… Nice touch

Twitter has been doing ‘night mode’ on mobile for a while now. I notice it can be used on a desktop computer as well.

LGF could pull off a ‘night mode,’ I’ll bet. Charles is a wizard like that.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:01:57pm

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹

Checking on the weather in my son’s area (Jacksonville), I get this:

Monday Night
Hurricane conditions possible. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Hurricane conditions with a forty percent chance of showers and thunderstorms?

Perhaps someone can explain how that works to me.

While the plural of anecdote is not data, every hurricane or tropical storm I went through was continuous rain until the storm passed. (They also note earlier in the day when tropical storm conditions exist there is an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms.)

This is what I have for JAX

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:04:51pm

re: #38 FormerDirtDart

This is what I have for JAX

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All of Monday

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:05:27pm

re: #38 FormerDirtDart

Hmm. That was what I got for NAS Mayport. Perhaps being closer to the ocean gives you a lower chance of rain? /s

forecast.weather.gov

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Kragar  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:08:16pm

re: #35 I cannot.

Most fun I had with a character was 3d edition D&D, when they ditched the alignment restrictions for certain classes. Played a Ranger/Rogue with undead as my preferred enemy, and the DM trusted me enough to play as Lawful Evil.

The funniest thing was no one else researched the setting, so they didn’t bother taking proficiency with any of the various dialects, all sticking with Common, so I ended up being the translator for the party on multiple occasions.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:08:31pm

re: #40 Anymouse 🌹

Hmm. That was what I got for NAS Mayport. Perhaps being closer to the ocean gives you a lower chance of rain? /s

forecast.weather.gov

I guess the Weather Channel is more willing to commit…
weather.com

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scottslemmons  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:09:07pm

re: #35 I cannot.

Important Nerd Stuff (not really): Me and a couple of co-workers are discussing running a Sentai (NOT THE OTHER *entai WORD) themed game with a system I found on the internet.

(steeples fingers)
And what is this system you found on the Internet, asked the RPG- and superhero-obsessed guy.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:10:06pm

HOLY CRAP

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:10:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:11:09pm

re: #44 FormerDirtDart

HOLY CRAP

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More disasters. Christ.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:11:43pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:15:23pm
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Kragar  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:16:10pm
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I cannot.  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:17:05pm

re: #43 scottslemmons

Here you go.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:19:12pm

Because of course …

Justice Department Sides with Baker Who Refused to Make a Wedding Cake for a Gay Couple (Washington Post):

In a major upcoming Supreme Court case that weighs equal rights with religious liberty, the Trump administration on Thursday sided with a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The Department of Justice on Thursday filed a brief on behalf of baker Jack Phillips, who was found to have violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by refusing to created a cake to celebrate the marriage of Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012. Phillips said he doesn’t create wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it would violate his religious beliefs.

The government agreed with Phillips that his cakes are a form of expression, and he cannot be compelled to use his talents for something in which he does not believe.

(more at the link)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:23:21pm

re: #51 Anymouse 🌹

Because of course …

Justice Department Sides with Baker Who Refused to Make a Wedding Cake for a Gay Couple (Washington Post):

(more at the link)

Of course sigh.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:25:55pm

The way this year is going I’m sure the earthquake off southern Mexico is some damn super villain testing an H-bomb from his secret undersea base.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:26:06pm

If someone ever refused to serve Christians because of “religious beliefs”, we’d never hear the end of it. It’s a goddamn cake. Stop crying.

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scottslemmons  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:29:00pm

re: #50 I cannot.

Here you go.

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Oooh, nifty! I don’t think I’ve ever seen an all-sentai RPG before. (Reminds me a little of the Lucha Libre Hero game, a concept I never knew I needed ‘til I read it.) :)

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:29:20pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

More disasters. Christ.

Looks like the Mayans were off by 5 years.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:32:20pm

A whole new meaning to “Hammer Time”.

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Kragar  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:36:07pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:37:06pm
The Atlantic hurricane season has now produced more than a year’s worth of major hurricanes before the season is even half over. Hurricane Jose reached Category 3 strength at 5:00 pm EDT, the third storm in a row to do so, after Harvey and Irma. Jose’s winds were up to 120 mph in the 8:00 pm EDT advisory, which placed the center about 540 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Tracking west-northwest, Jose was located only about 80 miles south of where Irma prowled just three days ago. Typically, such a path would encounter cold water churned up by the preceding hurricane, but it appears that Jose’s small core is staying just south of the cold wake left by Irma. Jose has also shrugged off moderate wind shear of around 15 knots, with the help of warm SSTs of around 29°C (84°F) and a fairly moist atmosphere (mid-level relative humidity close to 60%).

(more)

wunderground.com

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:37:56pm

re: #58 Kragar

I’ve heard rumors of another season starting November 2018 but the writers aren’t sure yet.

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:40:30pm
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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:41:57pm
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petesh  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:42:58pm

re: #61 JordanRules

Hah! Giordiano errs! Major headline …

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:46:20pm

re: #63 petesh

Right! LOL
Lil early on the call.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:46:24pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:48:06pm

The Pulpit Pimps should have fun with this Sunday. Earthquakes, Hurricanes….

Weather for Sunday? “Partly cloudy, winds out of the SW at 7. There’s a 30% chance of frogs in the late afternoon, into the evening.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:50:42pm

re: #62 JordanRules

Is the writer a virgin? /s

AMZ101-081500-
Synopsis for the SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas
1059 PM EDT Thu Sep 7 2017

.SYNOPSIS…Major Hurricane Irma near 21.3N 72.4W 920 mb at
11 PM EDT moving WNW at 14 kt. Maximum sustained winds 145 kt
gusts 175 kt. Irma is forecast to move to near 21.8N 74.4W Fri
morning, 22.3N 76.7W Fri evening, 22.9N 78.6W Sat morning, 23.7N
79.9W Sat evening, 27.2N 81.1W Sun evening, 32.0N 83.5W Mon
evening while inland and weakening to a tropical storm, then
near 35.5N 86.5W Tue evening while weakening to a tropical
depression. Hurricane Jose near 15.6N 53.9W 966 mb at 11 PM EDT
moving W at 16 kt. Maximum sustained winds 105 kt gusts 130 kt.
Jose is forecast to continue W OR WNW while strengthening
slightly as it reaches near 16.1N 56.1W Fri morning, near 16.8N
58.5W Fri evening, near 17.8N 60.5W Sat morning, near 19.2N
62.2W Sat evening, 22.6N 66.1W Sun evening, then near 25.8N
68.2W Mon evening and 27.1N 67.4W Tue evening.

nhc.noaa.gov (NOAA Offshore Forecast site)

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I cannot.  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:51:14pm

re: #55 scottslemmons

It’s not just sentai, but it is designed for it. It can work for the magical girls (Sailor Moon), or any dramatic team, with its focus on team play for players to earn Hero Dice for the entire team to use.

Its combat is based around finishing attacks, which would be useful for genres like pro-wrestling.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:54:48pm

In reference to the above marine forecast, 175 knot wind gusts are over 200 statute miles per hour / 320 kmh

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:56:44pm

What could possibly go wrong….

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I cannot.  Sep 7, 2017 • 10:59:40pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:03:46pm

Tropical Storm Warning for Hurricane Jose just posted by NHC for the Leeward Islands.
nhc.noaa.gov

It is expected to be a major hurricane near or over the northern Leeward Islands but expected to turn away to sea from The Bahamas.

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:12:11pm

Hollywood on Hollywood violence.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:23:30pm

No hurricane safe shelters in the city of Ft. Meyers, Fla. The city is advising leaving the Ft. Meyers.

If you live in Fort Myers and you need to find a storm shelter, expect to travel outside of the city.

Places like the old Dunbar High School and the Dr. Carrie Robinson Center have always been considered by some to be the go-to places for shelter. These places, however, do not meet the current standards set by emergency management for protection against hurricane winds.

“I was under the impression we could use those facilities,” said Councilman Johnny Streets Jr. of Ward 2.

It was a nurse who brought the issue to the attention of Streets, who later relayed the message to the city in the form of a memo to City Manager Saeed Kazemi.

“I certainly think we have a responsibility from our positions to be looking for buildings that are sufficient,” said Streets.

The closest storm shelter is 15 minutes away at South Fort Myers High School. With more than 70,000 people living in Fort Myers, it’s the largest city in Southwest Florida without its own public shelter.

(more)

nbc-2.com

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:30:48pm
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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:32:20pm

re: #58 Kragar

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dell*nix  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:32:41pm

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

When I was at AFGWC it took a bit to learn how to write forecast bulletins. I did learn how eventually.

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Kragar  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:35:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:36:39pm

cbsnews.com

Gasoline is starting to run out in Florida. Governor Rick Scott ordered armed escorts for gasoline trucks delivering fuel to filling stations. He urged station owners and employees to stay open as long as possible, promising police escorts for employees to get them out.

(As Irma bears down on his state, he then went on “Hannity” last night, making sure he had the important things in order first.)

Part of Florida’s problem is 96% of its refined gasoline arrives by sea. Hurricane Irma will soon shut ports. The Coast Guard (that thing Trump wants to defund) is prioritising gasoline shipments into Florida ports over all other shipments.

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I cannot.  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:39:26pm

re: #79 Anymouse 🌹

Mad Max times Florida Man.

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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:44:55pm

re: #79 Anymouse 🌹

Mass transportation is for globalist cucks! //

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:45:19pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:55:58pm

The VA wants me to participate in a medical study. The study is for osteoporosis in rural veterans over age fifty.

The Salt Lake City VA is running the study, but I would be seen by my regular physicians in Sidney and Cheyenne.

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I get to be a guinea pig for science, at no cost to me! Instead of a guinea pig photo, I can post my own. /s

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 7, 2017 • 11:58:45pm

re: #82 Dave In Austin

Not sure this is real. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center specifically notes there is no tsunami alert there.

ptwc.weather.gov

Could be someone trying to get their jollies spinning up people on Twitter, because a whole bunch of gullible people use Twitter (see our recent election aftermath).

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:01:50am

Wheatdogg is at it already….

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:06:18am

re: #84 Anymouse 🌹

Not sure this is real. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center specifically notes there is no tsunami alert there.

ptwc.weather.gov

Could be someone trying to get their jollies spinning up people on Twitter, because a whole bunch of gullible people use Twitter (see our recent election aftermath).

I thought the “no danger” announcement was for the western US, AK and BC, not Mexico. Won’t do no harm to stay away from the water, if you’re near Oaxaca.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:07:08am

Time for me to go to bed. If the world ends before tomorrow, it was nice knowing you.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:11:14am

The US House passed a bill unanimously permitting self-driving autos with no controls, and preëmpts states and municipalities from overriding such rules.

The Senate has a softer version that permits localities to have tighter restrictions.

I’m not sure how a control-less self-driving car would even work around here (as I noted, GPS maps don’t seem to have our roads on them; even something like Google Street View doesn’t show any of our village streets except US-26 and NE-92 - people in town do get privacy from all-seeing Google).

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:12:31am

re: #87 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Time for me to go to bed. If the world ends before tomorrow, it was nice knowing you.

That’s why I’m leaving a note in the USS Expedition rental car in case it’s found by some future society:

“But her E-mails.”

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:19:46am

re: #42 FormerDirtDart

I guess the Weather Channel is more willing to commit…
weather.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:25:04am

The five former Presidents have started a foundation to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donnie Two-Scoops, who wasn’t invited, is trying to horn in on their initiative.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:25:34am

re: #87 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Time for me to go to bed. If the world ends before tomorrow, it was nice knowing you.

The Simpsons cartoon was overtly prescient in way too many subtle ways.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:26:20am

re: #90 Decatur Deb

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:30:27am
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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:32:25am

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:33:36am

USGS

M 8.1 - 87km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico
2017-09-08 04:49:21 UTC 15.068°N 93.715°W 69.7 km depth

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:38:42am

re: #95 JordanRules

Again, as posted above, there is no tsunami alert from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center from the earthquake.

Amongst other things, it was so close to the coast if there was going to be one, it would have happened already.

ptwc.weather.gov (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, noting There Is No Alert)

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:42:08am

Mika is a geophysicist.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:42:57am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

Missed #84. Thanks!

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:46:31am

re: #98 teleskiguy

Mika is a geophysicist.

I suspect that damage from an earthquake that close could be considerable, though it was 30km+ underground.

While there will be real damage photos, I suspect people will start flooding social media with recycled photos of other earthquake disasters, as happens with every catastrophe (like the endless recycling of sharks on freeways after hurricanes).

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:49:34am

Delicious thread response to Nooners.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:51:32am

rawstory.com

New York State Supreme Court rejects a claim to a right to doctor-assisted suicide.

In a unanimous, unsigned opinion, the seven judges of the New York Court of Appeals said the state had legitimate reasons for outlawing the practice, including to protect vulnerable patients from pressure to end their lives.

“We are very disappointed by the court’s decision,” said Edwin Schallert, a lawyer for the patients and doctors who brought the lawsuit. “It will prevent terminally ill New Yorkers from exercising an important option to achieve a peaceful death.”

Schallert said he would likely move for the court to reconsider its decision, which cannot be appealed to any higher court.

The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, which defended the law in court, had no immediate comment.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 8, 2017 • 1:02:01am

may have been video of something else so I removed it

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 8, 2017 • 1:10:49am

re: #73 JordanRules

Hollywood on Hollywood violence.

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Amen, Ms. Plimpton. Sarandon should be dragged for what she did to Secretary Clinton. Unforgivable. No longer a fan.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 1:12:51am

re: #104 Patricia Kayden

She really has the audacity to get snippy and doesn’t even blush at the fact that the Dreamers would not be in jeopardy if HRC were in office.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 8, 2017 • 1:24:52am

re: #105 JordanRules

Exactly!

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Kragar  Sep 8, 2017 • 1:28:26am
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Timothy Watson  Sep 8, 2017 • 1:34:43am

re: #107 Kragar

What a typical BernieBro piece of shit:

What’s more, Rosa himself would not vow his support for Biss in the Democratic primary.

“I will be supporting the candidate who is most likely to deliver a $15 minimum wage, affordable child care and free college tuition for all,” Rosa said.

The Clintons endorsed that toolbag Nina Turner for Ohio Secretary of State, including helping with fundraising, and she decided to support Bernie.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 8, 2017 • 1:37:22am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 8, 2017 • 1:53:59am

Steve Bannon claims Catholic Church has ‘economic interest’ in ‘unlimited immigration’

“The Catholic Church has been terrible about this,” Bannon said about its stance on immigration. “To come to grips with the problems in the church, they need illegal aliens, they need illegal aliens to fill the churches… They have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration.”

CBS’s Charlie Rose pointed out that this seemed to be an awfully harsh thing to say about the Catholic Church.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 8, 2017 • 2:02:20am

re: #110 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Steve Bannon claims Catholic Church has ‘economic interest’ in ‘unlimited immigration’

Nativists never can come up with new arguments can they? I’m surprised he didn’t claim there was a ‘papist plot’ to overthrow the government too.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2017 • 2:08:13am

Yeah buddy!

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 8, 2017 • 2:31:25am

re: #111 Timothy Watson

Nativists never can come up with new arguments can they? I’m surprised he didn’t claim there was a ‘papist plot’ to overthrow the government too.

‘I know nothing”

The Native American Party, renamed the American Party 1855 and commonly known as the “Know Nothing” movement, was an American Nativist political party that operated nationally in the mid-1850s. It was an anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant movement, often taking the form of a secret society. The movement briefly emerged as a major political party in the form of the American Party. Adherents to the movement were to reply “I know nothing” when asked about its specifics by outsiders, thus providing the group with its common appellation.

The “Know Nothings” believed a “Romanist” conspiracy was afoot to subvert civil and religious liberty in America and sought to politically organize native-born Protestants in the defense of traditional religious and political values. In most places “Know Nothingism” lasted only a year or two before disintegrating because of weak local leaders, few publicly-declared national leaders, and a deep split over the issue of slavery.

The Know-Nothings have the last laugh, considering that their bitter enemies, the Republicans, have now embraced Know-Nothing principles wholesale.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 8, 2017 • 4:08:27am

Hurricanes! Earthquakes! Jesus should be here any minute now, look busy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 4:16:42am

re: #109 goddamnedfrank

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Republicans have always trashed our voters especially minority ones of voting for our party because “free stuff@ and “Dem Plantation.” Not to mention not even acknowledging the birth Right citizenship of Obama but yeah we’re pushing the poor wingnut snowflakes into Trump’s arms by calling out the fraud.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 4:22:07am

re: #108 Timothy Watson

What a typical BernieBro piece of shit:

The Clintons endorsed that toolbag Nina Turner for Ohio Secretary of State, including helping with fundraising, and she decided to support Bernie.

I mean it’s not merely she supported Bernie, it’s how she attacked the Clintons imo. Their money and fundraising was okay with her but then they became no better than the GOP. For me the issue with Turner isn’t that she endorsed him, it’s how it was done which is why I’m good with Keith Ellison.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 8, 2017 • 4:23:56am

re: #115 HappyWarrior

Reminds me of Shia LaBeouf. He is playing John McEnroe in an upcoming movie.

Shia LaBeouf says playing tennis star and hothead John McEnroe in the drama Borg/McEnroe was “quite cathartic.”“It expressed something I feel deeply,” LaBoeuf added as he promoted the opening night movie for the Toronto Film Festival, Borg/McEnroe, ahead of a world premiere on Thursday night. The troubled Hollywood actor plays McEnroe in the biopic about one of the greatest sports rivalries of all time, as Borg/McEnroe traces the long-running battle for supremacy in the tennis world between McEnroe and Swedish star Bjorn Borg in the 1970s and ’80s.

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jeffreyw  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:03:40am

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Good morning!

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:05:13am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. In addition to the ongoing drought and wildfires across the Western US, there’s Irma barreling through the Caribbean with expected landfalls in Florida and the SE US, Katia waiting to make landfall in Mexico, and Jose is about to take a repeat tour of the same areas Irma wiped out just days ago.

Then there’s a major earthquake in Mexico, and they’ve reported casualties.

All across the Caribbean, there are reports of catastrophic damage and casualties. Having warning in advance of the storms has reduced the death toll, but it’s still significant when you’ve got storms that have damaged pretty much every structure on these island nations.

The GOP still refuses to address climate change and global warming, and they’re trying to get out of the disaster response business. They continue voting against storm assistance and funding disaster relief in Congress - not enough to block aid, but a reminder that these craven fuckers don’t care about anyone but themselves and their single minded devotion to making tax cuts for millionaires happen.

Every time these fuckers (yeah, I’m in a foul mood) talk about how there isn’t money to pay for disaster relief or that they need offsets from discretionary funding, they refuse to address the 800 pound gorilla that is that the GOP is intent on cutting taxes and revenues that the government needs to function to do stuff like disaster relief and rebuilding infrastructure to accommodating rising sea levels.

We started seeing some of this during the Katrina rebuilding discussion - where the levees were rebuilt to a slightly higher level, but one that is not necessarily taking into account rising sea levels, which means that the safety people think that they’ve got is a mirage.

So why do so many people fall for this? Well, you’ve got college dropouts like Rush Limbaugh telling people that these storms are a hoax - that Trump and his conspiracy theory echo chamber think global warming is a hoax. They can afford to bug out to higher/safer ground because they’ve fleeced their know-nothing supporters, while those who take their advice are the ones who are gambling with their lives by sticking around, or they simply can’t afford to get out.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:13:52am

Fun Sportsball advertising promotion betting on a 15 game winning streak which the company thought would be hard to do.

This article was posted yesterday prior to the Cleveland Indians playing Chicago last night.

The Indians won in a blow out 11 to 2.

Time to pay on the bet…which the company said they will. I saw elsewhere it will be $1.7 million dollars. The company took out a $75,000 insurance policy on the bet.

clevelandscene. com - With a Tribe Win Tonight, Local Window Company Owes Full Refunds to 250+ Customers as Part of Promotion

The Indians are the hottest team in baseball, having won 14 games in a row (tying the club record set last year) and increased their Central Division lead from 3.5 games to 11 games in the process. The streak is all kinds of historic: The Indians are the first team since the 1960-1961 Yankees to win 13 plus straight games in back to back years.

Another 14-game winning streak was improbable; 15 games would be damn near impossible. Or so logic and odds would have told you before this all started. So when local window company Universal Windows Direct offered a promotion in July, coinciding with its 15th anniversary, offering free services to any customers that month if the team won 15 games in a row the rest of the year, it seemed like a safe bet the company would walk away with some good PR and an insurance premium on the contest. And then the team caught fire.

“Besides the players, nobody wants the Tribe to win 15 games in a row more than us,” Bill Barr, co-owner of Universal Windows Direct, said in a statement after the team won their 12th straight. “Everyone who purchased windows, siding, doors, a new roof or anything else from Universal in July will get their project done for free! All we can say is, ‘Go Tribe!’”

The company had 266 orders in July in the Cleveland and Columbus areas, with the most expensive project coming in around $30,000.

Which brings us to tonight and the Indians’ match-up against the lowly White Sox. With Cy Young contender Corey Kluber on the mound, there’s a damn good chance 266 people around Ohio are going to be very happy sometime around midnight.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:23:05am

Priorities:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:24:12am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

The US House passed a bill unanimously permitting self-driving autos with no controls, and preëmpts states and municipalities from overriding such rules.

The Senate has a softer version that permits localities to have tighter restrictions.

I’m not sure how a control-less self-driving car would even work around here (as I noted, GPS maps don’t seem to have our roads on them; even something like Google Street View doesn’t show any of our village streets except US-26 and NE-92 - people in town do get privacy from all-seeing Google).

Just wait for hackers to hijack driverless vehicles…

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:26:15am

More priorities.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:28:34am

re: #123 lawhawk

More priorities.

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A problem is that Trump can only do one thing at a time. You have to reboot the OS to get him to change targets.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:28:45am

re: #123 lawhawk

More priorities.

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Trump: “These damn storms are getting in the way of my ego!!!”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:31:07am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:33:42am

re: #126 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Yeah Noonan’s rewriting history. And I’m sorry the fact that some of them did try reconciliation doesn’t change the fact that they started a Civil War that killed more Americans than any other war. It really amazes me how people can apologize for the CSA like that especially Northerners like Noonan.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:36:11am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

Yeah Noonan’s rewriting history. And I’m sorry the fact that some of them did try reconciliation doesn’t change the fact that they started a Civil War that killed more Americans than any other war. It really amazes me how people can apologize for the CSA like that especially Northerners like Noonan.

Charlie Manson has tried reconciliation too.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:36:26am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

Yeah Noonan’s rewriting history. And I’m sorry the fact that some of them did try reconciliation doesn’t change the fact that they started a Civil War that killed more Americans than any other war. It really amazes me how people can apologize for the CSA like that especially Northerners like Noonan.

It’s because she always fancied herself as Scarlett and her beloved Pruneface Ronnie was her Rhett

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:36:37am

re: #123 lawhawk

More priorities.

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Repealing the filibuster rule IS the priority. Trump wants to nuke the filibuster…which is why he did what he did with Pelosi and Schumer. He’s telling the GOP to nuke the filibuster or he is going to keep dealing with dems.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:37:46am

re: #119 lawhawk

…….
The GOP still refuses to address climate change and global warming, and they’re trying to get out of the disaster response business. They continue voting against storm assistance and funding disaster relief in Congress - not enough to block aid, but a reminder that these craven fuckers don’t care about anyone but themselves and their single minded devotion to making tax cuts for millionaires happen.
……

do so many people fall for this? Well, you’ve got college dropouts like Rush Limbaugh telling people that these storms are a hoax - that Trump and his conspiracy theory echo chamber think global warming is a hoax. They can afford to bug out to higher/safer ground because they’ve fleeced their know-nothing supporters, while those who take their advice are the ones who are gambling with their lives by sticking around, or they simply can’t afford to get out.

Don’t attribute this to the lies of college dropouts; after all, some of the most brilliant people of the past 30 years were college dropouts - Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs — who did not reject climate change. Rush Limbaugh and others of his ilk are spreading lies formulated by college graduates such as the Koch brothers, who don’t care if the world drowns because any action might affect their bottom line. Most people who are promoting this dishonesty, such as Bret Stephens, have degrees from reputable institutions.

It is conservatives and members of the GOP who are effectively spreading misinformation, regardless of their educational background.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:39:30am

re: #129 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s because she always fancied herself as Scarlett and her beloved Pruneface Ronnie was her Rhett

Yeah her Reagan worship is creepy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:41:09am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

Yeah Noonan’s rewriting history. And I’m sorry the fact that some of them did try reconciliation doesn’t change the fact that they started a Civil War that killed more Americans than any other war. It really amazes me how people can apologize for the CSA like that especially Northerners like Noonan.

Everyone who remains part of the modern GOP seems to be promoting this nonsense; they are all respectful of Southern heritage and it’s “good” people who want to preserve the statues.

—includes minor edit

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:41:17am

re: #128 Barefoot Grin

Charlie Manson has tried reconciliation too.

Ha touché. But as Joe said, the “reconciliation” was the KKK and state terror to blacks. Northern whites were treated with hostility for years too. She’s just another conservative elitist who knows nothing about the South.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:43:14am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:44:38am

re: #134 HappyWarrior

Ha touché. But as Joe said, the “reconciliation” was the KKK and state terror to blacks. Northern whites were treated with hostility for years too. She’s just another conservative elitist who knows nothing about the South.

It’s not that she’s an elitist who knows nothing about the South; like most modern Republicans, she has become a racist who thinks only white voters count and is contemptuous of minorities.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:44:45am

There was one Civil War General on the Confederate side, who did work for reconciliation. He denounced what he did, joined the Republican Party, and worked for the expansion of Civil Rights. He even led a group of black troops against a white supremacist White League Militia.

How many statues exist of James Longstreet in the south? The only one is at his home/museum. There is also one at Gettysburg. Confederates blamed the loss of the war on Longstreet. He is a symbol of white-anti-white supremacy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:50:22am

re: #137 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

There was one Civil War General on the Confederate side, who did work for reconciliation. He denounced what he did, joined the Republican Party, and worked for the expansion of Civil Rights. He even led a group of black troops against a white supremacist White League Militia.

How many statues exist of James Longstreet in the south? The only one is at his home/museum. There is also one at Gettysburg. Confederates blamed the loss of the war on Longstreet. He is a symbol of white-anti-white supremacy.

I’ve talked about Longstreet before too. He was hated for that and that’s why his reputation got trashed by the Lost Causers. The reasons why they hated him were what you talk about, that he admitted the war was about slavery, and he dared to criticize Lee in his memoirs. Longstreet is underrated as a general. I remember reading that they were still teaching his theories and tactics on defensive war at West Point well into the 1940’s and beyond.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:50:55am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

Yeah Noonan’s rewriting history. And I’m sorry the fact that some of them did try reconciliation doesn’t change the fact that they started a Civil War that killed more Americans than any other war. It really amazes me how people can apologize for the CSA like that especially Northerners like Noonan.

Now why would I post this YouTube?

Because some of a certain generation hold this movie as an example of The Great South and how they were really great people that just made a little mistake. Besides, they were good to “those people.”

And I bet Noonan liked this movie. It had beautiful sets and lovely dresses.

How do I know this. I’ve mentioned my older brother that can be a real blockhead about race. His wife (yeah my sister in law) will watch this movie at the drop of a hat and talk about those lovely Southerner people of the time. Yuck.

Frankly My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn - Gone with the Wind (6/6) Movie CLIP (1939) HD

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:51:53am

re: #129 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s because she always fancied herself as Scarlett and her beloved Pruneface Ronnie was her Rhett

Heh, I just made a comment about Gone with the Wind before seeing yours.

We be on the same wavelength.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:53:21am

re: #139 ObserverArt

Now why would I post this YouTube?

Because some of a certain generation hold this movie as an example of The Great South and how they were really great people that just made a little mistake. Besides, there were good to “those people.”

And I bet Noonan liked this movie. It had beautiful sets and lovely dresses.

How do I know this. I’ve mentioned my older brother that can be a real blockhead about race. His wife (yeah my sister in law) will watch this movie at the drop of a hat and talk about those lovely Southerner people of the time. Yuck.

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Speaking of that movie, I remember when John Derbyshire complained that 12 Years a Slave based off an actual memoir should have been more like Gone With the Wind, the definitive Romantic Lost Cause ovel.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:53:50am

re: #136 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s not that she’s an elitist who knows nothing about the South; like most modern Republicans, she has become a racist who thinks only white voters count and is contemptuous of minorities.

True that. I do think a lot of them are snobs though who don’t know any of the actual history.

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BeachDem  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:57:57am

re: #73 JordanRules

Hollywood on Hollywood violence.

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Mark me down as team Plimpton ALL THE WAY!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:58:15am

The romanticizing of the Civil War and the CSA’s Lost Cause led Black Americans to be totally forgotten. The re-enslavement of captured Black union troops, the massacre at Fort Pillow, and slavery except in name sharecropping. I think after a long and bloody war the North was too scared to really confront Southern society fully and they obviously had prejudices themselves.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 6:59:26am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

Yeah Noonan’s rewriting history. And I’m sorry the fact that some of them did try reconciliation doesn’t change the fact that they started a Civil War that killed more Americans than any other war. It really amazes me how people can apologize for the CSA like that especially Northerners like Noonan.

The confederate statues should stay up because history and heroism and moral war and did you know that Democrats were KKK and confederates even though slavery was OK very good for black people and it’s terrible confederate hero statues being torn down.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:00:03am

re: #145 Sir John Barron

The confederate statues should stay up because history and heroism and moral war and did you know that Democrats were KKK and confederates even though slavery was OK very good for black people and it’s terrible confederate hero statues being torn down.

Yeah that kind of dissonance hurts my head.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:02:11am

Do you guys know Eric Foner, Columbia University History professor and an expert on Reconstruction. My college American history professor knew Foner and even slept on his couch a few times when they were both young academics in the 70’s and 80’s. Anyhow, my brother got a Foner written textbook as his history text. Maybe that will help change some minds here in conservative Western Loudoun County. I have to admit that even I myself bought into the myth of “Good General Lee” for a long time. I still don’t see Lee as akin to Nathan Bedford Forrest personally but I don’t see him as the reluctant secessionist either.

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Le Coquí Résistance  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:03:10am

Hello everyone,

My area got lucky … we only felt tropical storm winds. It’s still raining hard and sporadically. Other areas, like Culebra and Vieques, faced the thick of Irma. I’ve only heard of two casualties before the hurricane, but I have been disconnected (no electricity and no phone service) since Wednesday.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:03:27am

re: #144 HappyWarrior

The romanticizing of the Civil War and the CSA’s Lost Cause led Black Americans to be totally forgotten. The re-enslavement of captured Black union troops, the massacre at Fort Pillow, and slavery except in name sharecropping. I think after a long and bloody war the North was too scared to really confront Southern society fully and they obviously had prejudices themselves.

Along with the denigrating of those who fought for the Union (Grant), helped win the war (Stanton), or advocated equality for the freed slaves (Thaddeus Stevens).

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:03:38am

Trump doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing, doesn’t know how to get to consensus, or to negotiate to a deal, but thinks these all happen if he says it’s got to happen.

Trump doesn’t have a health care plan. He doesn’t have a tax plan. He doesn’t have an infrastructure plan, and he certainly doesn’t understand the ins and outs of any of those policies.

He thinks if he says it that it gets done.

And we have Maggie busy trying to claim that he knew that he chose badly to prioritize repeal/replace over tax reform.

Heh. He and the GOP didn’t have a clue because they were all fixated on gutting Obamacare first and foremost. 7 years of promising a “better way” and they couldn’t even get out of the starting gate.

Tax reform wont be any different. It’s a shit show and the overwhelming majority of tax breaks and cuts flow to the rich like Trump. Everyone else gets shafted - the burdens via reduced services as revenues fall short and the economy doesn’t grow (because trickle down doesn’t work). But the rich get to pile up their wealth and park it offshore or in real estate and so don’t pay nearly as much tax in percentage terms on those as someone who works 9-5 and barely makes ends meet.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:03:55am

I still can remember a black classmate trying to tell a white one that people never consider what the CSA flags and memorials mean to black people. She was forceful and polite about it but she wanted to make her point clear that whereas a lot of Southern whites see heritage with those statues and flags, black people see a celebration of people who treated them worse than animals.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:04:35am

re: #120 ObserverArt

Fun Sportsball advertising promotion betting on a 15 game winning streak which the company thought would be hard to do.

This article was posted yesterday prior to the Cleveland Indians playing Chicago last night.

The Indians won in a blow out 11 to 2.

Time to pay on the bet…which the company said they will. I saw elsewhere it will be $1.7 million dollars. The company took out a $75,000 insurance policy on the bet.

clevelandscene. com - With a Tribe Win Tonight, Local Window Company Owes Full Refunds to 250+ Customers as Part of Promotion

I laughed when I heard that on NPR this morning. I listen to WKSU, Kent State Univ. So I get the Ohio news and some Western PA stuff.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:05:31am

re: #149 Sir John Barron

Along with the denigrating of those who fought for the Union (Grant), helped win the war (Stanton), or advocated equality for the freed slaves (Thaddeus Stevens).

Yep, that’s what pisses me off the most. The true heroes of the Civil War get denigrated for the Lost Cause myth. Grant becomes Butcher Grant and corrupt Grant. I admit for the longest time I too believed he was a bottom tier President but he went after the Klan. Stanton got over his initial misgivings about that Lincoln fellow and was a great Secretary of War. And Stevens, men like him and Charles Sumner were way ahead of their times in so many ways.

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Le Coquí Résistance  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:06:29am

Hey ObserverArt, any news on your friend?…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:07:50am

m.dailykos.com

It’s as bad as it sounds. Sorry. Thought the words in the url would show. Basically a DOJ memo that was leaked recommended making rape victims sexual history fair play at campus hearings.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:10:29am

re: #148 Le Coquí Résistance

Hello everyone,

My area got lucky … we only felt tropical storm winds. It’s still raining hard and sporadically. Other areas, like Culebra and Vieques, faced the thick of Irma. I’ve only heard of two casualties before the hurricane, but I have been disconnected (no electricity and no phone service) since Wednesday.

Oh man…I don’t want to hear about Vieques. That’s where my friend Ode lives. I have not heard from her after sending her a ‘stay safe’ email earlier this week. Damn, I hope she and all her doggies are okay.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:15:22am

re: #153 HappyWarrior

Yep, that’s what pisses me off the most. The true heroes of the Civil War get denigrated for the Lost Cause myth. Grant becomes Butcher Grant and corrupt Grant. I admit for the longest time I too believed he was a bottom tier President but he went after the Klan. Stanton got over his initial misgivings about that Lincoln fellow and was a great Secretary of War. And Stevens, men like him and Charles Sumner were way ahead of their times in so many ways.

Stanton was an “autocrat” and a “difficult” person.

Fortunately there’s a pretty good and fairer treatment of Stanton in a new biography of him I’m reading.

Also, there was a new biography of Grant released last year (Ronald White) and another one coming in October by Ron Chernow (Hamilton).

So we’re finally getting around to elevating some forgotten or otherwise unfairly treated national heroes.

Even beyond the slavery issue*, the thing that annoys me about the Confederate worship is They. Tried. To. Break. Up. The. Union. Why on earth would we build monuments to that or celebrate its leaders? (If I lived or grew up in the South I admittedly might feel differently, but for people like Noonan…)

*I do think it’s fair to point out that at one time in the nation’s history every state allowed slavery, most Northerners were themselves racists to varying degrees and the Civil War was not fought to end slavery but ended slavery to restore the Union, etc. So I don’t think it’s fair to single out the South necessarily for criticism regarding slavery.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:16:24am

re: #154 Le Coquí Résistance

Hey ObserverArt, any news on your friend?…

No. I hope she is just caught up in all the mess and hasn’t had time to respond.

I am hoping she may even be in the U.S. mainland. Her son is here in Columbus and she visits quite often.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:22:02am

And these police unions are getting mighty annoying.

espn.com

Steve Grammas, president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, wrote the letter to Goodell on Thursday and made it available to media. He said, in part, “While the NFL may condone Bennett’s disrespect for our American Flag, and everything it symbolizes, we hope the League will not ignore Bennett’s false accusations against our police officers.”

Why would a police union accuse an NFL player of “disrespecting our flag”? Are the police responsible for defining patriotism? And given the police unions fever about flag postures, I wonder what they think of the Confederate monuments, you know, monuments to people who actually fired on the U.S. flag and fought against it.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:22:15am

re: #157 Sir John Barron

Stanton was an “autocrat” and a “difficult” person.

Fortunately there’s a pretty good and fairer treatment of Stanton in a new biography of him I’m reading.

Also, there was a new biography of Grant released last year (Ronald White) and another one coming in October by Ron Chernow (Hamilton).

So we’re finally getting around to elevating some forgotten or otherwise unfairly treated national heroes.

Even beyond the slavery issue*, the thing that annoys me about the Confederate worship is They. Tried. To. Break. Up. The. Union. Why on earth would we build monuments to that or celebrate its leaders? (If I lived or grew up in the South I admittedly might feel differently, but for people like Noonan…)

*I do think it’s fair to point out that at one time in the nation’s history every state allowed slavery, most Northerners were themselves racists to varying degrees and the Civil War was not fought to end slavery but ended slavery to restore the Union, etc. So I don’t think it’s fair to single out the South necessarily for criticism regarding slavery.

Yeah I don’t think it’s fair either. I do think it’s completely fair game to point out that they did start a civil war over it. But yeah Noonan, she’s from Brooklyn as I recall.

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Le Coquí Résistance  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:23:12am

re: #158 ObserverArt

No. I hope she is just caught up in all the mess and hasn’t had time to respond.

I am hoping she may even be in the U.S. mainland. Her son is here in Columbus and she visits quite often.

Last I heard, there were no casualties in Vieques. But communications are finicky at best.

I hope she’s fine.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:23:50am

re: #159 Sir John Barron

And these police unions are getting mighty annoying.

espn.com

Why would a police union accuse an NFL player of “disrespecting our flag”? Are the police responsible for defining patriotism? And given the policy unions fever about flag postures, I wonder what they think of the Confederate monuments, you know, monuments to people who actually fired on the U.S. flag and fought against it.

They think they can bully and intimidate people. It’s funny. The GOP talks about Union thugs all the time when dissing teachers but never these assholes who actually are thuggish and engaging in threatening behavior. I’m getting tired of the police unions too. Sick of them thinking they can intimidate people who dare to criticize police misconduct.

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BeachDem  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:24:17am

re: #108 Timothy Watson

What a typical BernieBro piece of shit:

The Clintons endorsed that toolbag Nina Turner for Ohio Secretary of State, including helping with fundraising, and she decided to support Bernie.

Not only support Bernie, but diss Hillary. Nina Turner gets on my last nerve.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:26:32am

re: #163 BeachDem

Not only support Bernie, but diss Hillary. Nina Turner gets on my last nerve.

The whole Democratic Party structure too. The same structure that supported her. I don’t know what her deal is. What amuses me and I know does you is that the Bros seriously think she should be VP. Someone who got less than 40% of the vote running for Sec of State in a purple state should be VP. You’ve seen me say this before but I really did question Sanders ability to be a good President. I really think his cabinet would be nothing but yes men and women who would just sing his praises and not challenge him. It’s in that way I agree with those who say Bernie is a lot more like Trump.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:32:18am

re: #162 HappyWarrior

I guess Bennett should be thankful that he wasn’t in the suburbs of Henderson.

Those cops are even worse than Metro.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:32:25am

Anyhow, more I think about it. The more I think we’re going to have a big field in 2020. He’s probably not running but someone I really like and gotten to know more about through my SiL’s sister is Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen. When Trump rescinded DACA, he posted a story about a DACA recipient which I thought was a great touch because it shows when we talk about DACA, we’re talking about people.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:33:43am

re: #165 alloutofcrazyhere

I guess Bennett should be thankful that he wasn’t in the suburbs of Henderson.

Those cops are even worse than Metro.

Never been to that part of Nevada. It”s really angering that all this is still going on. As a suburban white kid, I was brought up with the whole police are the good guys stuff even though my Dad had his own bad memories of dealing with the police as a hippie type but never to the point of what many African-Americans have.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:33:58am

re: #47 FormerDirtDart

Earthquake of magnitude eight strikes off the Pacific coast of Mexico, rattling buildings in the capital

God is telling us that if we try to build a wall, he will just knock it over like a row of dominoes…

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:38:34am

re: #159 Sir John Barron

And these police unions are getting mighty annoying.

espn.com

Why would a police union accuse an NFL player of “disrespecting our flag”? Are the police responsible for defining patriotism? And given the police unions fever about flag postures, I wonder what they think of the Confederate monuments, you know, monuments to people who actually fired on the U.S. flag and fought against it.

They’ve taken the flag, turned it black and white, and put a blue stripe in it. They don’t respect our flag either, except as a prop.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:41:45am

re: #169 Belafon

They’ve taken the flag, turned it black and white, and put a blue stripe in it. They don’t respect our flag either, except as a prop.

You can commercialize the flag but don’t you dare not act like it could be better.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:44:59am

Call me crazy but mandated patriotism sounds what they do in North Korea. By all means stand if you wish, but bullying someone who doesn’t sucks.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:45:18am

re: #167 HappyWarrior

I had similar opinions of the police as you growing up. These past few years my opinion has changed as a result of everyone now having a video recording device of some sort.

Henderson police in the past always gave off the impression of too many cops and not enough to do.

I had one experience where one “fell” asleep at a traffic light, so I lightly honked at him to get him moving. Yep, he didn’t like that. He pulled over to the side, let me pass, and then proceeded to ride my car’s butt around the area for the next 15 minutes until I got to my destination. How nice of him for the escort.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:50:38am

re: #172 alloutofcrazyhere

I had similar opinions of the police as you growing up. These past few years my opinion has changed as a result of everyone now having a video recording device of some sort.

Henderson police in the past always gave off the impression of too many cops and not enough to do.

I had one experience where one “fell” asleep at a traffic light, so I lightly honked at him to get him moving. Yep, he didn’t like that. He pulled over to the side, let me pass, and then proceeded to ride my car’s butt around the area for the next 15 minutes until I got to my destination. How nice of him for the escort.

They think they’re above the law and criticism because they have a tough and stressful job. I admit it’s a job I could never do but they’re not above criticism either.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:51:48am

Should it come as a surprise that the 90 who voted against were GOPers?

And enough with calling these people fiscal conservatives. They’re saboteurs who want to gut federal funding and want to cut federal spending in order to give rich people bigger tax breaks.

If they were fiscally conservative, they’d realize the need to raise taxes on people to pay for critical needs - like infrastructure upgrades to protect against storms so that they don’t need to constantly flood out.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:55:15am

re: #174 lawhawk

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Should it come as a surprise that the 90 who voted against were GOPers?

And enough with calling these people fiscal conservatives. They’re saboteurs who want to gut federal funding and want to cut federal spending in order to give rich people bigger tax breaks.

If they were fiscally conservative, they’d realize the need to raise taxes on people to pay for critical needs - like infrastructure upgrades to protect against storms so that they don’t need to constantly flood out.

Exactly

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:55:47am

re: #173 HappyWarrior

Well, I am pro-union for the most part. I say most part because some of these police unions will back a bad hand regardless of the circumstances that were involved.

This can make it very hard for someone that has been mistreated by the police to get any justice or compensation in a timely manner. Sometimes these people don’t get either.

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SteelPH  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:56:13am

re: #174 lawhawk

They would rather people die than pay even a single dollar extra in taxes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:58:50am

re: #176 alloutofcrazyhere

Well, I am pro-union for the most part. I say most part because some of these police unions will back a bad hand regardless of the circumstances that were involved.

This can make it very hard for someone that has been mistreated by the police to get any justice or compensation in a timely manner. Sometimes these people don’t get either.

I’m very pro union myself. But the police unions are yeah not only blindly defending why cop accused of misbehavior but trashing the victims too.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:59:18am

re: #177 SteelPH

They would rather people die than pay even a single dollar extra in taxes.

Behold 2017 conservative ideology.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:02:36am
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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:03:15am

re: #173 HappyWarrior

They think they’re above the law and criticism because they have a tough and stressful job. I admit it’s a job I could never do but they’re not above criticism either.

They would make their jobs easier if they would chill the fuck out. Having everyone not trust you just puts everyone on edge and leads to a lot of their problems.

Plus, they work for us, the public. Too often they form their Blue Boys Clubs and forget about that. Us versus Them has to stop.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:03:22am

Pruitt is apparently complaining that talking about climate change is insensitive to Floridians. Yeah and blaming tolerance of LGBT people for disasters is fine.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:03:53am

re: #181 ObserverArt

They would make their jobs easier if they would chill the fuck out. Having everyone not trust you just puts everyone on edge and leads to a lot of their problems.

Plus, they work for us, the public. Too often they form their Blue Boys Clubs and forget about that. Us versus Them has to stop.

Yep absolutely.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:06:01am

re: #182 HappyWarrior

Pruitt is apparently complaining that talking about climate change is insensitive to Floridians. Yeah and blaming tolerance of LGBT people for disasters is fine.

Oh good grief. Sounds like he’s trying to shut down a conversation.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:07:13am

re: #182 HappyWarrior

Pruitt is apparently complaining that talking about climate change is insensitive to Floridians. Yeah and blaming tolerance of LGBT people for disasters is fine.

Police: Your neighbor set your house on fire.
Neighbor: Isn’t it a bit insensitive to be talking about that while they’re trying to find shelter?

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:09:10am
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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:11:32am

re: #186 goddamnedfrank

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whitebeach  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:15:52am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not sure how a control-less self-driving car would even work around here (as I noted, GPS maps don’t seem to have our roads on them; even something like Google Street View doesn’t show any of our village streets except US-26 and NE-92 - people in town do get privacy from all-seeing Google).

Not a problem, really. The most recent software nulls the Y-chromosome, thus allowing the car to stop and ask locals for directions.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:20:54am

Maybe this has been posted yesterday, but just in case here it is…too rich to be missed.

avclub .com - Today in irony: Tomi Lahren’s ancestor was prosecuted for forging immigration papers

Today in irony: Tomi Lahren’s ancestor was prosecuted for forging immigration papers

It’s almost as if cruelty and willful ignorance were related or something. In a story published on left-leaning political site Wonkette, genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn revealed yesterday that Tomi “locks her car doors when passing a Taco Bell” Lahren is descended from one of those criminal immigrants she wants deported. By that, we mean that one of her ancestors was prosecuted for illegally forging his naturalization paperwork. Puts this tweet in a different light, doesn’t it?:

Tomi Lahren ✔ @TomiLahren
We are indeed a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation of laws. Respect our laws and we welcome you. If not, bye. #DACA
1:54 AM - Sep 6, 2017
1,378 1,378 Replies 4,499 4,499 Retweets 15,856 15,856 likes

Now, let’s back up for a moment: The concept of “illegal” immigration didn’t exist in the U.S. until the late 19th century, when the blatantly racist Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 became the first federal law to regulate newcomers to the U.S. The same racial bias extended into the 1924 Immigration Act, which established quotas for immigration from different parts of the world—quotas that heavily favored western Europe. (Jeff Sessions is a big fan,saying the act “was good for America” in a 2015 interview with none other than Steve Bannon.)

Somewhere in between, Tomi Lahren’s great-great-grandfather Constantin Dietrich came to the U.S. from the city of Odessa, then part of South Russia. Dietrich’s obituary says he came to the U.S. in 1905, and he initially applied to become a naturalized American citizen in 1909. However, once he did the paperwork conservatives are always screaming about, he changed the date of his original declaration from 1909 to 1911, because he waited too long to complete the process, and needed to fudge the numbers in order to disguise the period where he was—wait for it—undocumented. He got caught, though, and went on trial for forgery in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1917. He was ultimately acquitted.

…more at link…

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:22:19am

This was apparently a few hours after the one in Mexico.

earthquake.usgs.gov

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:22:52am

re: #186 goddamnedfrank

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Kobach is such a crook.

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electrotek  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:22:59am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:23:03am

Well, I’ve just seen the cover of this week’s Newsweek, and it turns out that all our problems with Trump are the result of… wait for it… can you guess…

Yes! Bill Clinton’s affair! (Cover article brought to you by David Frum.)

And here you thought it had something to do with bigotry, financial corruption and the plutocrats’ co-option of the resentful “WWC.”

How is your morning going?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:23:13am

re: #189 ObserverArt

Maybe this has been posted yesterday, but just in case here it is…too rich to be missed.

avclub .com - Today in irony: Tomi Lahren’s ancestor was prosecuted for forging immigration papers

Yeah it was and it’s hilarious.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:25:02am

re: #192 electrotek

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God he’s much more patient and kind than I would have been.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:25:23am

re: #186 goddamnedfrank

Kobach is again pushing that nonsense about voter fraud in New Hampshire, and Trump will run with that again and again despite actual evidence showing no wrongdoing or voter fraud.

Every time voter fraud comes up with this cabal, they make extraordinary claims, but there’s no extraordinary evidence. There’s no evidence actually, and it takes only the slightest effort to disprove, but by then the right wing echo chamber has repeated this story enough that it’s taken as Gospel.

GOP wants to deprive people of the right to vote. They want to tie the ability to vote with drivers licences or other ID that poor people are less likely to get or more difficult/costly to obtain. They want to stop college kids from voting where they’re attending college.

They want to do everything possible to sway votes to keep people from voting and to depress turnout.

And it’s worked before, and it continues working. Because not enough people see midterms as important, let alone off year elections. If you’re not voting in all elections, you’re giving away your vote and letting GOPers gain unfair advantages to press during the presidential election cycle and it influences everything from state and local races to Congressional makeup - up to and including judicial nominations that get to push a regressive agenda going forward.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:27:07am

What I love about the voter fraud bullshit is it somehow proves Trump “won” the popular vote but couldn’t possibly prove that Trump may have actually lost the EC. That would be so darkly hilarious if Kobach’s bogus commission did find that.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:27:12am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

The US House passed a bill unanimously permitting self-driving autos with no controls, and preëmpts states and municipalities from overriding such rules.

The Senate has a softer version that permits localities to have tighter restrictions.

I’m not sure how a control-less self-driving car would even work around here (as I noted, GPS maps don’t seem to have our roads on them; even something like Google Street View doesn’t show any of our village streets except US-26 and NE-92 - people in town do get privacy from all-seeing Google).

Depends on the manufacturer but during Jensen Huang’s (Nvidia CEO) speech at GDC early this year he pointed out that the drive system they’re developing updates the mapping routes and conditions on the fly. So worst case scenario all that’s needed is for a driven vehicle using the same tech to traverse your area to add it to the system.

Essentially Google Street View is outmoded, it was lucky to hit any given area in most cities once a year or so. Newer systems will be much more granular and responsive, generated by actual users in real time.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:27:54am

re: #196 lawhawk

Kobach is again pushing that nonsense about voter fraud in New Hampshire, and Trump will run with that again and again despite actual evidence showing no wrongdoing or voter fraud.

Every time voter fraud comes up with this cabal, they make extraordinary claims, but there’s no extraordinary evidence. There’s no evidence actually, and it takes only the slightest effort to disprove, but by then the right wing echo chamber has repeated this story enough that it’s taken as Gospel.

GOP wants to deprive people of the right to vote. They want to tie the ability to vote with drivers licences or other ID that poor people are less likely to get or more difficult/costly to obtain. They want to stop college kids from voting where they’re attending college.

They want to do everything possible to sway votes to keep people from voting and to depress turnout.

And it’s worked before, and it continues working. Because not enough people see midterms as important, let alone off year elections. If you’re not voting in all elections, you’re giving away your vote and letting GOPers gain unfair advantages to press during the presidential election cycle and it influences everything from state and local races to Congressional makeup - up to and including judicial nominations that get to push a regressive agenda going forward.

I witnessed the bolded when I was an undergrad at GMU. The local and campus GOP fought allowing a precinct on campus.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:29:07am

re: #199 HappyWarrior

I witnessed the bolded when I was an undergrad at GMU. The local and campus GOP fought allowing a precinct on campus.

ugh. College Republicans.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:29:16am

Screw it.
Bring on the meteors.
Let’s see how crazy things can get…

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:30:28am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

Shit.

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whitebeach  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:31:36am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

Screw it.
Bring on the meteors.
Let’s see how crazy things can get…

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Still waiting for the Yellowstone Caldera to chime in.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:31:57am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

Screw it.
Bring on the meteors.
Let’s see how crazy things can get…

It looks like we’re not going to need meteors after all.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:32:23am

Plus, I want to go down screaming “But her emaiiiiiiils!”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:33:53am

re: #200 Sir John Barron

ugh. College Republicans.

Yep. We also had a Youth for Western Civilization chapter.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:33:57am

Watching the Weather Channel. One crew at Miami Beach. There’s a 2 1/2 foot shelf drop off at the water line, where the tide has eroded the beach away

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:35:06am

re: #207 FormerDirtDart

Watching the Weather Channel. One crew at Miami Beach. There’s a 2 1/2 foot shelf drop off at the water line, where the tide has eroded the beach away

Wish I still had the Weather Channel, part XXXVLII.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:35:08am

I stupidly look at comments on storeis regarding Hillary and I have to say Berners, who the fuck are you to talk about Hillary being so hated when she was beating your guy in actual primaries and most of the times he beat her was in caucuses or lily white primary states.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:35:28am

re: #196 lawhawk

Bottom line is that RepubliKKKlans only want to restrict the right to vote to rich white KKKristian male property holders just like the “original intent” of the Constitution…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:35:33am

“Me and my narrow group hate Hillary so that means no on else could possibly like or respect her.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:35:46am

re: #210 Joe Bacon 🌹

Bottom line is that RepubliKKKlans only want to restrict the right to vote to only rich white KKKristian male property holders just like the “original intent” of the Constitution…

The more honest ones admit this.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:35:47am

re: #204 Belafon

It looks like we’re not going to need meteors after all.

I think one meteor will do. Say, hitting Yellowstone National Park?

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Mike Lamb  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:36:50am

re: #197 HappyWarrior

What I love about the voter fraud bullshit is it somehow proves Trump “won” the popular vote but couldn’t possibly prove that Trump may have actually lost the EC. That would be so darkly hilarious if Kobach’s bogus commission did find that.

Like all the denialist idiots complaining about siting of temperature data reporting stations, only to find that when they did an actual study about it, the physical situs of the stations had no effect on the data/conclusions.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:37:26am
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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:39:59am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:40:33am

re: #216 JordanRules

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I may be fucked. I’m the first born son.

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nines09  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:40:46am
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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:41:38am

re: #217 HappyWarrior

I may be fucked. I’m the first born son.

So am I. Just make sure you paint your door properly.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:44:39am

re: #218 nines09

Cue the Berniacs.

Florida judge dismisses fraud lawsuit against DNC

Good grief Rich conspiracies and I have to agree with the judge. They needed to address their grievances within the Democratic Party. And honestly I don’t blame the DNC for favoring Clinton. She was gasp an actual Democrat. That fact is always ignored when people whine about the DNC’s “favoritism.” Not to mention the fact the Sanders campaign has a lot of shady business of their own.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:45:07am

re: #219 Belafon

So am I. Just make sure you paint your door properly.

Think my boss will let me duck out of telecommuting early to get the paint?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:46:38am

re: #216 JordanRules

It’s not the locusts I mind, it’s the gnats. Terrible things.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:47:20am

Well, made another trip to the store this morning.
20 lbs of kitty litter, 2 jars of peanut butter (BOGO) (they restocked from yesterday), 2 squeezable jelly bottles (BOGO), Little Debbies peanut butter bars, Peanut M&Ms, pack of fake golden oreos

Half tempted to ride back over since they restocked water, but suspect it’ll be gone by the time I get there

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:47:46am

TBH, I would have a little more sympathy for the Sanders camp if the man were a Democrat or even had stayed one. You can’t blame Democrats for favoring her over him especially elected ones. Clinton’s showed that she will campaign for Democrats. Part of being President is being your party’s leader and Clinton soared above Bernie in that not just by default but by actual virtue as well. I think last year was the first time Sanders ever campaigned for other candidates.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:48:02am

re: #222 Sir John Barron

It’s not the locusts I mind, it’s the gnats. Terrible things.

They get in your eyes.

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nines09  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:49:08am

re: #220 HappyWarrior

I found this, uh, interesting…..
From article;
“In a June 2017 interview with Alex Jones’s news site Infowars, Beck suggested that the deaths of potential witnesses, the process server who delivered documents to the DNC, and DNC IT staffer Seth Rich had all raised troubling questions.”

Alex Jones? Bye bye.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:50:50am

re: #226 nines09

I found this, uh, interesting…..
From article;
“In a June 2017 interview with Alex Jones’s news site Infowars, Beck suggested that the deaths of potential witnesses, the process server who delivered documents to the DNC, and DNC IT staffer Seth Rich had all raised troubling questions.”

Alex Jones? Bye bye.

Goddamn, no wonder why the judge laughed them out. Fucking Infowars really? Honestly, I don’t trust the far left’s judgment at all even if I have a fundamental agreement with them on many issues.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:52:34am

re: #215 goddamnedfrank

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bratwurst  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:53:52am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:54:28am
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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:55:03am

re: #227 HappyWarrior

Goddamn, no wonder why the judge laughed them out. Fucking Infowars really? Honestly, I don’t trust the far left’s judgment at all even if I have a fundamental agreement with them on many issues.

Hopefully the judge played the video of the girl telling Infowars off.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:57:53am

re: #231 Belafon

Hopefully the judge played the video of the girl telling Infowars off.

That was hilarious. You know there are actually people defending that reporter? Yeah because calling a girl, “little boy” isn’t obnoxious at all. I doubt she knows who InfoWars is and how bat shit they are but she said what so many of us would love to say to those assholes if we got the chance.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:58:01am

re: #229 bratwurst

36 damn seconds

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:59:15am

‘Morning, Lizards.

Looks like shit is breaking loose all over the place, and Trump remains willfully oblivious. Something’s gotta give here, this shit is unsustainable. It’s…surreal.

Here’s a street art break: seen at 35th St. and 2nd Avenue, NYC.

This guy KNEW from surreal.
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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:03:57am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:04:28am
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mmmirele  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:04:51am

re: #234 makeitstop

Speaking of surreal, we have the following, from just two days ago:

Exhumation Shows Spanish Woman Not Salvador Dalí’s Daughter, Foundation Says

npr.org

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whitebeach  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:08:35am

re: #237 mmmirele

Speaking of surreal, we have the following, from just two days ago:

npr.org

So many fake Dalis out there.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:11:04am

Have any of the Lizards ever read much about Salvador Dali and his young life?

He had a very strange early life in that his parents told him he was the reincarnation of his brother (also named Salvador) that had passed away prior to Salvador.

That’s a pretty heavy story to hang on to a child.

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CleverToad  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:16:03am

re: #148 Le Coquí Résistance

Hello everyone,

My area got lucky … we only felt tropical storm winds. It’s still raining hard and sporadically. Other areas, like Culebra and Vieques, faced the thick of Irma. I’ve only heard of two casualties before the hurricane, but I have been disconnected (no electricity and no phone service) since Wednesday.

Glad to hear from you!

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:16:39am
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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:16:43am

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

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Wordpress. Fucking excellent.

That may as well have put up a huge message on the home page saying ‘Come and get it.’ Morons.

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:17:47am

re: #237 mmmirele

Speaking of surreal, we have the following, from just two days ago:

npr.org

Dali, wherever he is, must have gotten a good laugh out of that. What a circus.

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:19:33am

re: #241 goddamnedfrank

2) Sanders won’t take this lying down

What’s he gonna do, challenge her to a fist fight?

I might just go back to bed. This day is pissing me right off.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:21:03am
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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:23:33am

re: #241 goddamnedfrank

Any “D” who thinks she’s opening a wound isn’t a “D”.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:23:46am

re: #241 goddamnedfrank

I hear she is selling a book.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:24:07am

re: #241 goddamnedfrank

I can’t tweet, but did this person say this when Bernie published his book?

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:26:02am

DANGER vs IRMA:

First, we are fine. And we’ll be fine.
We got out of sofla ahead of the human wave thank goodness and planning.

We’ll be riding it out in tallahassee

Back down south at home, it looks like irma’s going to come right up our road. Our house is on its own. Neighbors on both sides stayed.

For us (me, 88 yo mom, mrs DM, cats) we are spectators who likely wont be affected by the storm much. Just temporary wanderers, almost vacationlike - certainly not refugees. Until the aftermath and what we find when we do/can go home. So i’ll spare you all our remote and distant logistical issues. They are nothing and no one cares anyway.

Our best thoughts to anyone who couldnt, didnt, or otherwise will be weathering a hit

-Danger.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:27:59am

re: #241 goddamnedfrank

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And you lost to her Bernie, what does that say about you?

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:28:51am

They really needed a study to determine this?
Really?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:28:58am

re: #244 makeitstop

What’s he gonna do, challenge her to a fist fight?

I might just go back to bed. This day is pissing me right off.

I want him to respond to her point that he’s not a Democrat. I really want him to say why we were supposed to hand over the keys to the car for someone who wants nothing to do with our party and was obviously just using it for his own agenda.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:29:33am

re: #246 Belafon

Any “D” who thinks she’s opening a wound isn’t a “D”.

Any D who thinks she is too obsessed with Sanders to notice the damage he’s done.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:30:01am

re: #239 ObserverArt

Have any of the Lizards ever read much about Salvador Dali and his young life?

He had a very strange early life in that his parents told him he was the reincarnation of his brother (also named Salvador) that had passed away prior to Salvador.

That’s a pretty heavy story to hang on to a child.

When my mom had twins, somebody said, ‘oh, that makes up for the one you lost.’ One baby had died at three months, she’d had one more before the twins, and I think it was mom who said in response to the one I can’t remember, ‘God doesn’t work that way’. She had one more after the twins, then got divorced, maybe because that was the only way she knew of to stop having kids.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:30:43am

It’s okay to be an Independent. But I’m sorry but when you become your party’s nominee, you become your party’s leader too. So we have Hillary who has campaigned for Democrats everywhere including many of her detractors that supported Sanders like Nina Turner and then you have Bernie who finally started campaigning for other people this past year.

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:31:36am

re: #251 FormerDirtDart

They really needed a study to determine this?
Really?

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File under ‘duh.’

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:31:54am

re: #244 makeitstop

I mean really. Ooh Bernie’s gonna criticize Hillary and Dems! Sooo it’s a day ending in y then. I’m petrified.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:33:00am

re: #251 FormerDirtDart

They really needed a study to determine this?
Really?

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I can tell you from first-hand experience that if your dachshund gets down into the sheets and blanket, it becomes a burrow to the dog and you may be seen as an intruder in your own bed [bad memories of house sitting with dachshund].

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:33:21am

re: #253 HappyWarrior

Any D who thinks she is too obsessed with Sanders to notice the damage he’s done.

Shit, I’m not even a D, and I saw the damage he was doing during the primaries. And wondered how he was going to be able to undo it during the Presidential campaign.
Surprise, he really didn’t attempt to.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:35:01am

Looks like they want me to leave.
Right now I’m debating taking a nap, or doing my laundry…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:35:56am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart

Shit, I’m not even a D, and I saw the damage he was doing during the primaries. And wondered how he was going to be able to undo it during the Presidential campaign.
Surprise, he really didn’t attempt to.

Frankly IMO he acted the total opposite of how she did when she lost to Obama. Funny how he doesn’t have to shut up according to them and they were even plugging his Colbert appearance but Hillary needs to “shut up.”

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:40:59am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

And her primary with Obama was actually still close a lot later into the game. Bernie’s grifter ass was toast a lot earlier but he continued to inflict damage that melded perfectly with those RU trolls and ads on the book of faces.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:43:00am

it’s definitely a weird time right now.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are sheltering from Hurricane Irma, in Houston TX.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:45:10am
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darthstar  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:45:21am

Home office day.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:45:51am

re: #262 JordanRules

And her primary with Obama was actually still close a lot later into the game. Bernie’s grifter ass was toast a lot earlier but he continued to inflict damage that melded perfectly with those RU trolls and ads on the book of faces.

Although I resist taking him out of the “useful idiot” category.

BBL, heading off for the volunteer shift.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:47:02am

re: #262 JordanRules

And her primary with Obama was actually still close a lot later into the game. Bernie’s grifter ass was toast a lot earlier but he continued to inflict damage that melded perfectly with those RU trolls and ads on the book of faces.

Yep, Bernie was pretty much all but officially beat in April but he continued to grift under the delusion he still could win. I really lost a lot of respect for Robert Reich for engaging in that. I get that Reich really sincerely did believe in Bernie’s message but they were lying to his supporters saying that he still had a chance and my absolute favorite was seeing the Sanders supporters I knew trying to beg the DNC delegates to award the nomination to Bernie. Hillary beat her in both delegates and popular votes. Under no reasonable situation did he win the primary. And to put some ore salt on it, Hillary actually beat him in states that had unofficial primaries after their caucuses such as Washington state.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:48:41am

re: #266 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Although I resist taking him out of the “useful idiot” category.

BBL, heading off for the volunteer shift.

He’s someone I lost a lot of respect for. I was actually familiar with him since I’m a political junkie. I don’t really mind his youthful supporters as much as I do the older ones. The older Bros are the worst. The youthful ones I can almost forgive because I was that kid once when I supported Kucinich and a little idealistic and naive. Though a lot of the other stuff especially the outright racist condescending behavior to the Clinton minority supporters still ticks me off. Frank’s much better at articulating that than I am though.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:50:55am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart

Yep. Which is why as a person/candidate Bernie is dead to me. I still like some of his ideas but not him.

I remember the conversation the other day on here about Democrats having some degree of racism and sexism in their ranks. Some family members of mine are like that when it comes to women in power. They voted for Hillary, but they really wanted Bernie and refused to see the damage that his ego was doing. Some even questioned Pelosi’s effectiveness in Congress and how she needed to retire. After what happened with the debt ceiling the other day, that shut them up real quick.

Once Bernie stopped talking policy and started attacking Hillary’s character, I was done.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:52:51am

re: #205 Belafon

Plus, I want to go down screaming “But her emaiiiiiiils!”

Here’s some lube:

But her emails.
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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:56:09am

re: #264 JordanRules

I’m beginning to think that the reason that the Azteks and Mayan civilizations just up and disappeared has nothing to do with drought or war, but with a major hurricane ripping through Central America - something on par with Katrina/Irma and just wiped everything out.

There’s essentially nothing left there. The image from the USVI shows pretty much all vegetation shredded. There’s nothing left.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:57:35am

re: #269 alloutofcrazyhere

Yup. Him pushing the ideas was great but once he started undermining the party that has actually been pragmatically implementing them, it’s a problem. If he believed in the ideas more than the notoriety it brought him, he would have recognized this.

None of his supporters would even entertain the truth about Dems having championed and pushing those ideas for years. The disrespect to folks like John Conyers (wrt universal healthcare) was foul.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:58:35am

When your hurricane evacuation plan includes cutting the front lawn, you are too fuckn’ suburban.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:01:03am
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stpaulbear  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:02:06am

Rick Scott was just on TV reading out a message about evacuating and readiness. He slipped up and said ‘..no expense will be spent….spared..”

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:03:22am

re: #274 FormerDirtDart

Wait, Catch-22

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:04:52am

re: #265 darthstar

Home office day.

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Teleworking from home is FUN! Especially when the Nespresso machine is right next to you!

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:06:03am

re: #270 lawhawk

I just used some email butter for breakfast!
It was good. Empty plate = read receipt.

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EPR-radar  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:07:02am

re: #275 stpaulbear

Rick Scott was just on TV reading out a message about evacuating and readiness. He slipped up and said ‘..no expense will be spent….spared..”

Actually, it appears that Rick Scott has been surprisingly useful as FL governor with respect to Hurricane Irma so far. Most unusual for a Republican elected official.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:10:02am

!!!!

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stpaulbear  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:10:34am

re: #279 EPR-radar

Actually, it appears that Rick Scott has been surprisingly useful as FL governor with respect to Hurricane Irma so far. Most unusual for a Republican elected official.

Yes. I’d agree with that from the little bits I’ve seen. I don’t think Florida is going to turn away help and ask for people’s prayers instead.

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ericblair  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:14:12am

re: #272 JordanRules

Yup. Him pushing the ideas was great but once he started undermining the party that has actually been pragmatically implementing them, it’s a problem. If he believed in the ideas more than the notoriety it brought him, he would have recognized this.

This was Trotskyite entryism. There is a deliberate technique of taking over organizations, by subterfuge usually, to bend them to your political will. Of course, since the entryists don’t have anything invested in the organization they tried to take over, they are happy to toss it aside like a used Kleenex when it’s convenient.

Bernie was not a Democrat, is not a Democrat, and letting him run for Democratic candidate without any loyalty to the party was a huge mistake. Doesn’t matter if his ideas are compatible; once it suits his purposes he’ll piss all over the party.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:18:37am

re: #282 ericblair

Well said. It was a huge mistake.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:23:00am

re: #275 stpaulbear

He indicated that tolls would be waived on the roads heading out of South Florida. That’s a good starting point, but it appears that there’s no plan for counterflow so that vehicles can get out of harm’s way - and trying to move that many people means we’re likely to see a repeat of Rita evac from Houston.

None of this is good.

Meanwhile, airlines are busy trying to meet demand (with the usual hiccups):

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darthstar  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:23:48am

Good tip for checking the quality of your food in your freezer after you’ve done an evacuation - or even gone away on a trip for a few weeks. Place a quarter on a cup of frozen water. If it’s still on top when you return, then your freezer never defrosted.

countryliving.com

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:23:52am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:25:10am

re: #286 lawhawk

Ruck Fussia.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:25:55am

re: #286 lawhawk

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Fucking assholes.

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Skip Intro  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:25:59am

re: #286 lawhawk

KTLA, soon to become a Sinclair station.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:26:32am

re: #287 Eclectic Cyborg

Ruck Fussia.

McCarthyite.//

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:27:41am

re: #271 lawhawk

The Aztecs fell victim to Cortés and his conquistadores. The Mayan civilization simply collapsed and it’s believed that climate change, specifically, drought (as well as deforestation), was the most likely cause.

“The Maya are often depicted as people who lived in complete harmony with their environment,’ says PhD student Robert Griffin. “But like many other cultures before and after them, they ended up deforesting and destroying their landscape in efforts to eke out a living in hard times.”

A major drought occurred about the time the Maya began to disappear. And at the time of their collapse, the Maya had cut down most of the trees across large swaths of the land to clear fields for growing corn to feed their burgeoning population. They also cut trees for firewood and for making building materials.

science.nasa.gov

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darthstar  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:28:07am

Ouch…this will leave a mark.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:30:55am

trump suckers really don’t give a shit about “fiscal conservatism” dontcha know. these poor bastards have lost their audience

The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a $15.25 billion disaster aid package that also extended government funding and the federal borrowing limit until Dec. 8, moments after Republicans vented their disappointment to two top White House officials over the deal struck this week by President Trump.

The measure passed 316-90; every member opposed was a Republican.
.
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“I love President Trump, and I’m with him probably 90 or 95 percent of the time, but I don’t think it’s appropriate to raise the debt ceiling with $19 trillion public debt and not have any effort to change the way we spend money here in Washington,” Barton said Thursday.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:31:09am

re: #292 darthstar

Ouch…this will leave a mark.

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We ripped ol’ Lou to shreds about that pretty good the other evening.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:32:19am

re: #291 Dr Lizardo

Shooting from the hip, I am sure small pox didn’t help. I remember seeing a documentary on Easter Island, saying that the residents deforested the island, which led to their demise.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:33:18am

Of course.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:34:02am

Meanwhile, nature keeps showing stuff that we’ve never before witnessed:

Recall, it wasn’t but a few hours ago that we saw Irma drop in strength from a Cat 5 storm. No other storm in recorded history had been able to maintain that strength for as long as it did in the Atlantic basin (or anywhere else for that matter).

Downside of the dip in top speed is that the eyewall replacement cycle completed, and the hurricane force winds are now spread over an even larger area. Dr. Masters has much more. He’s predicting that the intensity might slightly decrease, but warns that storm surge could be extreme, particularly through the everglades and into the greater Miami area - and the Eastern coast of FL is on the damaging right quadrant of the storm, so it’ll churn its way through Florida.

It’s looking like the storm may well make landfall around Key Largo

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:34:44am

re: #292 darthstar

Ouch…this will leave a mark.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:35:54am

re: #296 JordanRules

Of course.

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Wingnut welfare.

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KGxvi  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:36:41am

re: #297 lawhawk

How far behind Irma is Jose? Assuming Jose follows the same path, is Florida looking at being hit twice in one week? That could leave the state basically leveled, no?

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:36:48am

re: #292 darthstar

Ouch…this will leave a mark.

What is it?

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nines09  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:37:02am

re: #292 darthstar

Wow. Bill O’Reilly got plastic surgery? Damn.

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KGxvi  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:38:14am

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

So basically, it’s going to put at risk the other 130m American consumers? Great.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:38:28am

re: #300 KGxvi

How far behind Irma is Jose? Assuming Jose follows the same path, is Florida looking at being hit twice in one week? That could leave the state basically leveled, no?

Pretty much every prediction has it going north well before Florida.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:38:36am

Per The Guardian’s hurricane live blog:

The UN’s special representative for disaster risk reduction, Robert Glasser, has joined the chorus of voices linking the extraordinary frequency and force of weather events - huge hurricanes, wildfires across the American west, flooding in Nigeria and India - to the exacerbating effect of climate change.

“There can be little doubt that 2017 is turning into a year of historic significance,” Glasser said, “in the struggle against climate change and all the other risks that put human life in danger and threaten the peace and security of exposed and vulnerable communities around the world who find themselves in harm’s way from hurricanes, floods and earthquakes.”

We must realise that these disaster events are not natural phenomena but are a result of a built environment which is not fit for purpose and a failure to understand how we are intensifying the cocktail of disaster risk by not adequately addressing poverty, land use, building codes, environmental degradation, population growth in exposed in vulnerable settings and, most fundamentally, greenhouse gas emissions.

The floods and monsoon rains across South Asia, deadly landslides and drought in Africa, the impact of four major Atlantic hurricanes, a major earthquake in Mexico with a tsunami threat to central America vividly demonstrate that we need to redouble our efforts to reduce the impact of such events in the future. They are a reminder to us all that the worst disasters which could happen have not happened yet.

“If we do not succeed in understanding what it takes to make our societies more resilient to disasters then we will pay an increasingly high price in terms of lost lives and livelihoods.”

theguardian.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:38:51am

Chris Christie is terrible on the radio. I used to hear him on WFAN in the NYC. He would do the show with Boomer and Carton (the one that as just arrested for a Ponzi scheme to pay his gambling debts). I heard Christie for about a minute and changed the station. He is either abrasive or boring. Mostly boring.

Are CNN and MSNBC trying to make their stations unwatchable? I think so.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:39:20am

re: #297 lawhawk

It’s looking like the storm may well make landfall around Key Largo

We had it all…

Bertie Higgins - Key Largo

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:39:29am

re: #295 Shropshire Slasher

Shooting from the hip, I am sure small pox didn’t help. I remember seeing a documentary on Easter Island, saying that the residents deforested the island, which led to their demise.

Not just that, but possibly some kind of civil war on the island; European accounts from 1722 (first contact) and 1770 mention standing statues, but James Cook’s 1774 expedition noted that several of the moai statues were lying face down, having apparently been toppled.

Something happened in the four years between 1770 and Cook’s expedition in 1774.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:40:08am

re: #300 KGxvi

The track on Jose looks to be taking it out to sea after pummeling the Bahamas (again). However, Bermuda could see it wreak havoc later in the week.

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Jay C  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:43:58am

re: #279 EPR-radar

Actually, it appears that Rick Scott has been surprisingly useful as FL governor with respect to Hurricane Irma so far. Most unusual for a Republican elected official.

Probably a useful lesson learned after Hurricane Katrina (and brought home after Irene and Sandy): Republican or Democrat, people are going to remember how their State officials deal/dealt with natural disasters - no matter how close or far away Election Day might be…

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:45:17am
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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:46:52am

re: #307 Shropshire Slasher

We had it all…

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I listened to the WHOLE THING.

Halp!

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:47:35am

re: #145 Sir John Barron

The confederate statues should stay up because history and heroism and moral war and did you know that Democrats were KKK and confederates even though slavery was OK very good for black people and it’s terrible confederate hero statues being torn down.

If Dems were KKK and all confederatey, then we should be there ones who have the final say as to whether the statues stay or go.

No, you say? Then STFU.

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Targetpractice  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:48:40am

re: #292 darthstar

Ouch…this will leave a mark.

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The wingnuts are so turned around they don’t know whether to shit or go blind. If the DNC has accomplished anything so far, it’s stoke the fires of the GOP civil war by making their leadership look ever weaker while at the same time keeping Trump from having any major accomplishments. So Trump’s attacking the leadership, the leadership are slowly admitting he’s a complete ignoramus, and the base is fracturing over who wants to win and who wants to see it all burn to the ground.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:48:48am

re: #308 Dr Lizardo

To add - when Cook visited in 1774, he noted that several moai had been knocked over….but by 1825, when the HMS Blossom showed up, they reported no statues were left standing. There were a few attempts to approach the island in the 19th Century, but the inhabitants were by then (after 1825) openly hostile.

Then slave traders from Peru showed up in the early 1860’s, then tuberculosis, and by 1877, there were only a little over one hundred people left on Easter Island; 97% of the population had been wiped out.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:50:18am

re: #311 Dave In Austin

The leaders of the South largely attempted reconciliation /9]

Then why do they keep calling it “the war of northern aggression?”

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:51:16am

re: #312 Stanley Sea

Me too, the wooden actress didn’t help.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:52:47am

re: #279 EPR-radar

Actually, it appears that Rick Scott has been surprisingly useful as FL governor with respect to Hurricane Irma so far. Most unusual for a Republican elected official.

Rick Scott is a criminal who should have been sent to prison for his financial wrongdoing but he did successfully run a large corporation. He is smart and knowledgeable, just not ethical. He knows how to look good on TV, just not how to do the right things. He appears to be a climate change denier; I wouldn’t applaud his performance or usefulness in his role unless he publicly announces a change in heart and urges the country to do something about climate change

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Targetpractice  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:54:57am

re: #311 Dave In Austin

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The simple question to Peggy and any moron who argues keeping up the statues/monuments/stained glass windows/etc: Do you see a lot of statutes to Hitler, Mussolini, or Tojo? Surely if we must build monuments to horrible men and their monstrous works in order to ensure people do not forget, we should have erect something in the memory of these tyrants.

Hell, better yet, how many of these fuckers now saying “Don’t tear down that statue of Lee!” were cheering when our soldiers tore down statutes of Saddam back in ‘03? I’m gonna guess “All of them!”

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:55:16am

re: #293 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

I love President Trump, and I’m with him probably 90 or 95 percent of the time, but I don’t think it’s appropriate to raise the debt ceiling with $19 trillion public debt and not have any effort to change the way we spend money here in Washington,” Barton said Thursday.

Yeah, that’s not gonna age well.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:55:55am

re: #318 Hecuba’s daughter

Yeah, I’m not seeing much that he should be praised for at this point. He’s doing his job.

Good reminder on him too. Party of criminals.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:59:52am

re: #316 I Would Prefer Not To

Then why do they keep calling it “the war of northern aggression?”

Accurate to call it the War of Southern Insurrection (the South Carolina traitors fired the first shots at Union controlled Fort Sumter). Calling it a war of northern aggression ignores that it was the South that started the war, fired the first shots, and did so because they wanted to preserve the institution of slavery.

Speaking of Fort Sumter, it’s closed by the NPS ahead of Irma - prepping for likely storm surge/damage.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:04:05am

Another case of the police trying to police our patriotism:

Sunday’s actions come amidst the backdrop of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association president Steve Loomis telling cleveland.com that members would not hold the flag on Sunday. Williams said the police have had “a great relationship with the Browns since I’ve been a police officer.”

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding as to what the players were really trying to accomplish with the prayer that they did,” Williams [Cleveland Policy Chief] said. “And the response by some folks in law enforcement was kind of over the top also.”

The f0ck “law enforcement” has to do with some players kneeling or praying during the National Anthem is kind of beyond me.

Worth noting that the Police Chief of the City of Cleveland said some LE reactions were “over the top”. The main butt-hole here seems to be the other LE guy, head of the patrolmen’s association. I guess that’s the union.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:09:14am

Good! Pull it!

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Kragar  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:11:27am
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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:12:45am

re: #325 Kragar

Owen Shroyer’s eyes are too close together.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:13:37am

re: #326 jaunte

Owen Shroyer’s eyes are too close together.

Tucker’s Syndrome.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:14:26am

re: #325 Kragar

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He thinks that was a debate? No, that was a child pretty much saying what everyone should tell your joke of a “news organization.” What a pathetic baby this dude is.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:15:20am

re: #325 Kragar

You’re so OWNED libtard!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:15:32am

re: #323 Sir John Barron

Another case of the police trying to police our patriotism:

The f0ck “law enforcement” has to do with some players kneeling or praying during the National Anthem is kind of beyond me.

Worth noting that the Police Chief of the City of Cleveland said some LE reactions were “over the top”. The main butt-hole here seems to be the other LE guy, head of the patrolmen’s association. I guess that’s the union.

They’re buying into the fact that they (LEO) are another military arm. I’m so sick of cops acting like we can’t criticism them. They can be upset all the hell they want but stop trying to bully people goddamn it.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:15:59am

re: #329 Sir John Barron

You’re so OWNED libtard!

I owned an 8 year old. I’m the coolest cat at Infowars.

332
jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:16:58am

re: #328 HappyWarrior

Dude mocked by girl, explaining earnestly why people shouldn’t be laughing at him, is pathetic.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:17:14am

re: #319 Targetpractice

The simple question to Peggy and any moron who argues keeping up the statues/monuments/stained glass windows/etc: Do you see a lot of statutes to Hitler, Mussolini, or Tojo? Surely if we must build monuments to horrible men and their monstrous works in order to ensure people do not forget, we should have erect something in the memory of these tyrants.

Hell, better yet, how many of these fuckers now saying “Don’t tear down that statue of Lee!” were cheering when our soldiers tore down statutes of Saddam back in ‘03? I’m gonna guess “All of them!”

I bet you Peggy didn’t get upset when Communist statues and memorials were taken down in the Eastern Bloc at the end of the Cold War either.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:19:08am

re: #332 jaunte

Dude mocked by girl, explaining earnestly why people shouldn’t be laughing at him, is pathetic.

I love how he acts like he did nothing to provoke a reaction out of her. I wouldn’t call her a hero but I fucking love what she said but the dude is a fucking asshole. This shit is even pathetic for InfoWars and man that’s saying a lot given their resume.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:20:05am

re: #334 HappyWarrior

Attempts to punch down, sprains wrist.

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BeachDem  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:20:43am

re: #323 Sir John Barron

Another case of the police trying to police our patriotism:

The f0ck “law enforcement” has to do with some players kneeling or praying during the National Anthem is kind of beyond me.

Worth noting that the Police Chief of the City of Cleveland said some LE reactions were “over the top”. The main butt-hole here seems to be the other LE guy, head of the patrolmen’s association. I guess that’s the union.

Loomis is the asshole who was so ugly about Tamir Rice (and continues to be ugly to this day.)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:23:11am

re: #335 jaunte

Attempts to punch down, sprains wrist.

He’s such a wanker. “What am I supposed to say to a iittle girl who talks that way?” Uh you went up to her and called her a little boy first, pal. And the only reason why your friends aren’t laughing at you is because they don’t want you to feel bad for getting your fifteen minutes of fame having your balls handed to you by a child.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:24:27am

re: #336 BeachDem

Loomis is the asshole who was so ugly about Tamir Rice (and continues to be ugly to this day.)

It’s almost to me like the police want to intentionally cause tension between them and communities when you see shit like that. Instead of whining about every criticism of your officers, maybe look at why you’re getting criticism instead of acting like you should be above criticism because you’re a cop.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:26:14am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:28:04am

re: #339 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

Oh man. I am really glad my aunt and uncle moved out of the Keys but so awful for the people there. It’s such a beautiful and unique place.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:28:49am

re: #325 Kragar

You were only behind, Owen, when the video came out. You completely lost when you responded.

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BeachDem  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:28:50am

re: #338 HappyWarrior

It’s almost to me like the police want to intentionally cause tension between them and communities when you see shit like that. Instead of whining about every criticism of your officers, maybe look at why you’re getting criticism instead of acting like you should be above criticism because you’re a cop.

Loomis is a particularly nasty piece of shit. I remember, right after Tamir was murdered, he was the go-to guy for the news media instead of the police chief, and he said ugly shit right from the start.

When Tamir’s family got a settlement, he was a sarcastic asshole, saying that he hoped they’d use some of the money to educate kids about how not to get shot by police.

He’s had lots of other ugly crap to say, but I don’t want to make myself sick by looking them up.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:30:32am

re: #342 BeachDem

Loomis is a particularly nasty piece of shit. I remember, right after Tamir was murdered, he was the go-to guy for the news media instead of the police chief, and he said ugly shit right from the start.

When Tamir’s family got a settlement, he was a sarcastic asshole, saying that he hoped they’d use some of the money to educate kids about how not to get shot by police.

He’s had lots of other ugly crap to say, but I don’t want to make myself sick by looking them up.

The Tamir case especially broke my heart. I was coaching kids around the same age in basketball at the time. The lack of any sort of empathy from the CPD to the Rice family and even attacks on them was so fucking disgusting.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:31:20am

There was actually a time where I wanted to be a criminal profiler for the FBI. But I couldn’t fit the Criminal Justice elective into my schedule and that was that.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:32:00am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:33:11am

re: #345 Dave In Austin

[Embedded content]

Maybe God should send Kirk a terminal illness to make him humble. See Kirk, I can be a pathetic dick too using God. Just fuck off you pathetic wank.

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Jay C  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:33:21am

re: #344 HappyWarrior

There was actually a time where I wanted to be a criminal profile for the FBI. But I couldn’t fit the Criminal Justice elective into my schedule and that was that.

Ummm. HW: should we assume you meant to say “profiler“…..??

;)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:33:54am

re: #347 Jay C

Ummm. HW: should we assume you meant to say “profiler“…..??

;)

Danke! Fucking letters.

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BeachDem  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:34:16am

re: #345 Dave In Austin

[Embedded content]

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:34:48am

re: #345 Dave In Austin

Kirk Cameron: The Hurricanes Were Sent By God to Make Us Only Liberals More Humble

It only applies to some people.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:35:49am

re: #349 BeachDem

[Embedded content]

God sent us Kirk Cameron and those like him for us to be aware of charlatans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:37:00am

MrBWS just called.
The crews are leaving at 4 am, heading to Perry, GA as the staging area.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:37:40am

re: #349 BeachDem

[Embedded content]

Maybe God sent us Kirk Cameron to say, “See this guy? He’s a dick. Don’t be this guy.”

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Kilroy was here  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:40:33am

Hey Kirk was a child star..
He still has some Growing Pains to deal with

(ducks)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:41:45am

re: #354 Kilroy was here

Hey Kirk was a child star..
He still has some Growing Pains to deal with

(ducks)

Yeah, and after all it’s not surprising he’s a little thick. His Dad was Thicke, after all.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:41:47am

re: #342 BeachDem

Loomis is a particularly nasty piece of shit. I remember, right after Tamir was murdered, he was the go-to guy for the news media instead of the police chief, and he said ugly shit right from the start.

When Tamir’s family got a settlement, he was a sarcastic asshole, saying that he hoped they’d use some of the money to educate kids about how not to get shot by police.

He’s had lots of other ugly crap to say, but I don’t want to make myself sick by looking them up.

Ah, so his assholishness is par for the course.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:42:02am

Perry agricenter gives free shelter to horses - and owners - fleeing Hurricane Irma

It’s one thing to find a temporary home for a 20-pound beagle.

It’s quite another to find shelter for a 1,100-pound thoroughbred.

The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry is offering a safe haven for people and their horses fleeing Hurricane Irma, which is projected to slam into Florida this weekend and travel up the coast of Georgia.

“We’re getting calls contantly,” said Stephen Shimp, executive director of the fairgrounds, which is about 106 miles from Atlanta. “Our phones are lighting up.”

Currently about 45 of the available 350 stalls are occupied.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:43:34am

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Maybe God should send Kirk a terminal illness to make him humble. See Kirk, I can be a pathetic dick too using God. Just fuck off you pathetic wank.

My vote would be for festering boils. That would be biblical, right?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:43:39am

re: #345 Dave In Austin

[Embedded content]

This is the same ignorant motherfather who shot his mouth off at my then girlfriend and I walking on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Asshole had his Bi-BULL in his hand, got in our faces about interracial couples being “unbiblical”.

We told him to take his CENSORED book of Fractured Fairy Tales and stick it up his motherfathering ass!

Then my girlfriend REALLY lit into him

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:47:24am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

Perry agricenter gives free shelter to horses - and owners - fleeing Hurricane Irma

Might be a coordinated idea. The Houston Co (AL) fairgrounds is open to accept 120 horses. Interestingly, the town on a major road 80 miles from the Gulf, has delayed opening any human shelters.

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:48:04am

I saw the Lou Dobbs video above and I don’t get the vitriol over Paul Ryan. That was brutal. All of a sudden Dobbs is OK with bipartisanship? Spare me. I get he wants trump to get a win but why fillet Ryan?

Not that I mind or anything but… Someone explain this to me.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:48:10am

From Gabe Ortiz:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reportedly canceled a series of nationwide raids scheduled for mid-September that would have added up to the largest—and possibly, most devastating—enforcement operation in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) history.

“Multiple sources within and close to ICE” initially shared information about the raids with various immigrant rights groups. But following public outcry and further exposure from an NBC News report, DHS announced that “Operation Mega”—set to target some 8,400 undocumented immigrants later this month and “the largest operation of its kind in the history of ICE”—was off, allegedly due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:48:23am

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Maybe God should send Kirk a terminal illness to make him humble. See Kirk, I can be a pathetic dick too using God. Just fuck off you pathetic wank.

Kirk has a terminal illness. He has the Acquired Stupidity Syndrome caused by the A.S.S. Virus!

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Targetpractice  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:50:36am

re: #361 MsJ

I saw the Lou Dobbs video above and I don’t get the vitriol over Paul Ryan. That was brutal. All of a sudden Dobbs is OK with bipartisanship? Spare me. I get he wants trump to get a win but why fillet Ryan?

Not that I mind or anything but… Someone explain this to me.

The wingnuts are absolutely convinced that the GOP leadership is failing Trump by not making his campaign promises reality. The same people who once blamed Obama for the failure to get Congress to pass his bills now thinks their own party’s leadership is to blame for Trump’s insanity being met with ridicule and opposition.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:50:43am

re: #361 MsJ

I saw the Lou Dobbs video above and I don’t get the vitriol over Paul Ryan. That was brutal. All of a sudden Dobbs is OK with bipartisanship? Spare me. I get he wants trump to get a win but why fillet Ryan?

Not that I mind or anything but… Someone explain this to me.

Bi-Polar disorder…… I don’t know what else you call it.

366
Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:51:26am

Wow! Robby the Robot and George Reeves Superman Suit are on the auction block!

bonhams.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:51:48am

re: #361 MsJ

I saw the Lou Dobbs video above and I don’t get the vitriol over Paul Ryan. That was brutal. All of a sudden Dobbs is OK with bipartisanship? Spare me. I get he wants trump to get a win but why fillet Ryan?

Not that I mind or anything but… Someone explain this to me.

They hate the R establishment that much.

368
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:51:49am

Irma is speeding up again: 155 mph at the 2 pm AST update.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:52:25am

re: #353 Blind Frog Belly White

I say the same about Bobby Knight.

“Don’t be that guy when you get older.”

370
Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:52:25am

re: #359 Joe Bacon 🌹

This is the same ignorant motherfather who shot his mouth off at my then girlfriend and I walking on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Asshole had his Bi-BULL in his hand, got in our faces about interracial couples being “unbiblical”.

We told him to take his CENSORED book of Fractured Fairy Tales and stick it up his motherfathering ass!

Then my girlfriend REALLY lit into him

Also doesn’t know his bi-bull. Viz. Song of Solomon 1:5.

371
meteor  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:55:04am
372
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:56:44am

re: #365 Dave In Austin

Bi-Polar disorder…… I don’t know what else you call it.

Nose-Up-Trump’s-Ass disorder. Basically, whatever Trump wants or decides is good. This is the difference between, say, Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. Ann jumped on the Trump Train for the racism, but when Trump wasn’t racist enough, she squawks. Ingraham? She’ll embrace the same thing she slammed yesterday, if Trump changes his tune. Sounds like Lou Dobbs is the same.

Those are the dangerous ones, IMO. Yeah, sure, overt racists like Coulter, with a megaphone, are a problem. But they’re driven by policies and issues. Dobbs, Ingraham, Hannity? It’s all Cult Of Personality with them. They’d follow him wherever he leads, and happily persecute and prosecute any who don’t.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:58:00am

WTF!?

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:59:26am

re: #365 Dave In Austin

Definitely not anything in the DSM V.

Dobbs will say or do anything to stay on the air. His viewers tend to lack the critical thinking skills to understand any type of contradiction.

He’s probably still bitter over the fact that after Bill O’ left Fox that he didn’t get Bill’s job. I mean, one angry old white guy should be a perfect replacement for another.

Instead, the job went to Tucker.

Edit: Hmm, just checked. Think I might have been wrong on the time slot. Or, they got shuffled around.

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Targetpractice  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:01:04pm

re: #372 Blind Frog Belly White

Nose-Up-Trump’s-Ass disorder. Basically, whatever Trump wants or decides is good. This is the difference between, say, Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. Ann jumped on the Trump Train for the racism, but when Trump wasn’t racist enough, she squawks. Ingraham? She’ll embrace the same thing she slammed yesterday, if Trump changes his tune. Sounds like Lou Dobbs is the same.

Those are the dangerous ones, IMO. Yeah, sure, overt racists like Coulter, with a megaphone, are a problem. But they’re driven by policies and issues. Dobbs, Ingraham, Hannity? It’s all Cult Of Personality with them. They’d follow him wherever he leads, and happily persecute and prosecute any who don’t.

The pundits like Dobbs are those who see this as a master stroke on Trump’s part. In one move, he not only put the GOP leadership “on notice” that he’s ready to go over their heads to get things done, but he’s also got the DNC right where he wants them. Those pundits think that Pelosi and Schumer are now signaling that they’ve given up on getting rid of Trump and are prepared to start deal-making with him, which means he’ll get what he wants through them rather than the GOP leadership.

You don’t have to be Admiral Ackbar to see how obvious this trap is for them.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:02:46pm

re: #363 Joe Bacon 🌹

Kirk has a terminal illness. He has the Acquired Stupidity Syndrome caused by the A.S.S. Virus!

Ha!

377
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:06:15pm

re: #374 alloutofcrazyhere

Definitely not anything in the DSM V.

Dobbs will say or do anything to stay on the air. His viewers tend to lack the critical thinking skills to understand any type of contradiction.

He’s probably still bitter over the fact that after Bill O’ left Fox that he didn’t get Bill’s job. I mean, one angry old white guy should be a perfect replacement for another.

Instead, the job went to Tucker.

Hey, I’m an angry old white guy! How come I don’t have a job at Fox?
////

Shit, I’d get the hook before the first commercial:

Tonight on the Blind Frog Belly White Show, we discuss how stupid you have to be to follow Ayn Rand and call yourself a Christian! After that, we’ll be hosting a debate between Nobel Prize Winning Economist Paul Krugman and Stephen Fucking Moore, the dumbest guy in all of Economics, discussing why Moore thinks America’s rich people aren’t rich enough yet, but America’s poor people are TOO rich.

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:06:20pm

re: #373 JordanRules

WTF!?

No puppet! No puppet!

That son of a bitch is a fully owned subsidiary of Kremlin, Inc.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:07:03pm

Colds suck.

Cough drops are love.

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:07:04pm

re: #373 JordanRules

WTF!?

381
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:09:25pm
382
Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:09:32pm

re: #370 Decatur Deb

Also doesn’t know his bi-bull. Viz. Song of Solomon 1:5.

I remember fundys saying that the Song of Solomon is really about the love JC has for his church….

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:09:58pm

Disney World has announced at least a two day closure for Irma.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:10:43pm

re: #379 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Colds suck.

Cough drops are love.

0k?

385
Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:10:55pm

re: #382 Joe Bacon 🌹

I remember fundys saying that the Song of Solomon is really about the love JC has for his church….

As in “Church has nice tits.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:11:33pm

re: #384 wrenchwench

0k?

I wanted to go run 5k but I recognize where maybe the part where I ran a fever yesterday and the bit where I still want to run the half on Sunday means I shouldn’t.

But I’m still really antsy and wish I had.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:14:31pm

re: #386 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I wanted to go run 5k but I recognize where maybe the part where I ran a fever yesterday and the bit where I still want to run the half on Sunday means I shouldn’t.

But I’m still really antsy and wish I had.

Bolded part is the sign of a future in running. If ‘the half’ means half of a marathon, that future may be too soon.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:16:46pm

re: #382 Joe Bacon 🌹

I remember fundys saying that the Song of Solomon is really about the love JC has for his church….

He especially likes the churches boobs.

389
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:17:45pm

re: #385 Decatur Deb

re: #388 Blind Frog Belly White

Great minds think alike - in this case, we think about boobs.

390
Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:18:30pm

re: #389 Blind Frog Belly White

Great minds think alike - in this case, we think about boobs.

Still clutching to the bible lessons of my youth.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:18:53pm

re: #383 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Disney World has announced at least a two day closure for Irma.

“The Happiest Place In The World is not the SAFEST place in the world.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:19:20pm

re: #390 Decatur Deb

Still clutching to the bible lessons of my youth.

Groping for meaning, as it were?

393
Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:20:36pm

re: #392 Blind Frog Belly White

Groping for meaning, as it were?

But alas, my reach exceeds my grasp.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:28:49pm

re: #377 Blind Frog Belly White

Tonight on the Blind Frog Belly White Show, we discuss how stupid you have to be to follow Ayn Rand and call yourself a Christian! After that, we’ll be hosting a debate between Nobel Prize Winning Economist Paul Krugman and Stephen Fucking Moore, the dumbest guy in all of Economics, discussing why Moore thinks America’s rich people aren’t rich enough yet, but America’s poor people are TOO rich.

The Ayn Rand thing has always slayed me.

Bill Maher has really ripped into Stephen Moore from time to time. I remember when Bill started quoting “that idiot” Larry Kudlow and Moore said “Hey, he’s a good friend of mine.” Bill said, “I know.”

I tried to find the video, but no luck.

Bill Maher can get overbearing, but I agree with him on a lot of issues. I just tend to not be as obnoxious about it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 8, 2017 • 12:33:32pm

re: #394 alloutofcrazyhere

The Ayn Rand thing has always slayed me.

Bill Maher has really ripped into Stephen Moore from time to time. I remember when Bill started quoting “that idiot” Larry Kudlow and Moore said “Hey, he’s a good friend of mine.” Bill said, “I know.”

I tried to find the video, but no luck.

Bill Maher can get overbearing, but I agree with him on a lot of issues. I just tend to not be as obnoxious about it.

The fact that Kudlow and Moore and their ilk still have jobs after their track records of bad predictions tells you all you need to know about just how dismal a ‘science’ Economics is.

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gocart mozart  Sep 8, 2017 • 2:02:00pm

I like Christine Teigen, thinking about asking her pout.


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