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1
electrotek  Sep 22, 2017 • 7:40:01pm

This Aussie is my hero:

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 22, 2017 • 7:40:35pm

A diabetic Trump supporter who would literally die if “repeal and replaced” became law thinks liberals have a “mental disease.”

thestar.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 22, 2017 • 7:43:25pm

re: #2 Big Beautiful Door

A diabetic Trump supporter who would literally die if “repeal and replaced” became law thinks liberals have a “mental disease.”

thestar.com

I want to feel bad for these people but it’s hard for me.

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No Depression  Sep 22, 2017 • 7:43:40pm

re: #2 Big Beautiful Door

A diabetic Trump supporter who would literally die if “repeal and replaced” became law thinks liberals have a “mental disease.”

thestar.com

Uh no, that would be the dumbfuck who continually votes for the people trying to kill him.

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2017 • 7:46:48pm

re: #387 Belafon

Still reading. This sounds familiar, like history trying to rhyme:

That’s why it was little surprise when both of my parents were unemployed during the late 1970s and early 1980s farm crisis in Iowa. Unemployment rates drove sky high. As people got laid off from jobs everywhere, my parents were no exception.

They tried for months, then over a year to find new jobs. Finally, they went onto the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Unemployed Parents program or welfare. They called it AFDC-UP.

My parents dutifully voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 like good conservatives. So did I in my 4th grade class. Within a short time, Ronald Reagan was lobbying to end AFDC-Unemployed Parent program. It was ended by the summer of 1981 in our state due to block granting.

Edit: Added some paragraphs I meant to copy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 22, 2017 • 7:51:46pm

re: #5 Belafon

Still reading. This sounds familiar, like history trying to rhyme:

Gah Reagan’s horribleness needs to be remembered.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:06:16pm

Oh, good god. Trump’s rally. I’m seeing bits of it on 11th Hour. Jesus Christ.

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:07:24pm

re: #6 HappyWarrior

Gah Reagan’s horribleness needs to be remembered.

My dad developed epilepsy in Vietnam, which we would recognize decades later, during Bush 2’s Iraq war, as a form of PTSD. He was getting disability from the Army for it. Reagan and Co “ended it” by temporarily stopping payments. You could get it back if you knew to reapply for it. Guess what? Reagan didn’t actually tell anyone, so my dad didn’t. We still had SS Disability, but that was a huge cut from our budget.

So my parents will never vote Republican, and won’t ever speak favorably of the party.

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stpaulbear  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:08:00pm
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Belafon  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:09:02pm

re: #9 stpaulbear

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Cool. They got the 14th place Republican to show up.

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Skip Intro  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:11:37pm

re: #9 stpaulbear

Of course it’s at trump’s hotel.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:26:03pm

re: #3 HappyWarrior

I want to feel bad for these people but it’s hard for me.

I deal with idiots like this every day at work. They will endlessly spit out their racist hatred of Obama and how all them colored folks have everything given to them. But when it comes to this asshole’s Medicaid, “I earned it”…

He aspires to be a Darwin Award winner, I say let him get his leg amputated. He won’t learn. He’ll blame Obama…

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jaunte  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:26:27pm

re: #2 Big Beautiful Door

A diabetic Trump supporter who would literally die if “repeal and replaced” became law thinks liberals have a “mental disease.”

thestar.com

The programming he’s ingested is stronger than his reality.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:27:51pm

re: #14 jaunte

The programming he’s ingested is stronger than his reality.

You can’t undo 40 years of brainwashing from the Republican Bullshit Machine!

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calochortus  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:31:58pm

OT: I’m catching up on last night’s Vietnam War episode. I don’t know if it’s my glass of wine, the content of this particular episode, or the fact Mr. C. is out this evening so I’m watching it alone, but I cried. (And I’m not mush of a crier.) The loss, the waste, the stupidity and hubris (on both sides in many cases) and I’m not sure we’ve learned a damn thing. That is all.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:32:01pm
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retired cynic  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:33:15pm

re: #16 calochortus

OT: I’m catching up on last night’s Vietnam War episode. I don’t know if it’s my glass of wine, the content of this particular episode, or the fact Mr. C. is out this evening so I’m watching it alone, but I cried. (And I’m not mush of a crier.) The loss, the waste, the stupidity and hubris (on both sides in many cases) and I’m not sure we’ve learned a damn thing. That is all.

Terry Gross had Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on yesterday (Fresh Air). It was a wonderful hour. I recommend the pod cast. ETA link.

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retired cynic  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:34:37pm

re: #18 retired cynic

Edited to add link.

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calochortus  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:34:41pm

re: #18 retired cynic

Terry Gross had Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on yesterday (Fresh Air). It was a wonderful hour. I recommend the pod cast.

I heard most of it. Yeah. Good.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:44:12pm
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Dave In Austin  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:52:05pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:55:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:56:09pm

re: #22 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Party time at the sheriff’s office. They’re probably already deciding how to split up this windfall: A new luxury SUV, a couple of fancy new sniper rifles that won’t be used in a thousand years, Robo-cop body armor, training seminars in Vegas, marble countertops for the station kitchen….
What? How can they be sure the dough is being applied to an illegal purpose? ROFLMAO! Where do you think you are? The UK?

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mmmirele  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:56:42pm

re: #1 electrotek

Personally, I think physical assault should be reserved for punching Nazis and KKKers, but that’s just my opinion. I do have a couple of friends who live in Australia who are giddily amused by the whole headbutting of Tony Abbott incident.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:58:17pm

re: #8 Belafon

My dad developed epilepsy in Vietnam, which we would recognize decades later, during Bush 2’s Iraq war, as a form of PTSD. He was getting disability from the Army for it. Reagan and Co “ended it” by temporarily stopping payments. You could get it back if you knew to reapply for it. Guess what? Reagan didn’t actually tell anyone, so my dad didn’t. We still had SS Disability, but that was a huge cut from our budget.

So my parents will never vote Republican, and won’t ever speak favorably of the party.

It’s things like that need to be pointed out when remembering Reagan.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 22, 2017 • 8:59:25pm

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

I deal with idiots like this every day at work. They will endlessly spit out their racist hatred of Obama and how all them colored folks have everything given to them. But when it comes to this asshole’s Medicaid, “I earned it”…

He aspires to be a Darwin Award winner, I say let him get his leg amputated. He won’t learn. He’ll blame Obama…

Yep I’ve noticed that mindset as well. Everyone especially minorities are takers and moochers but them.

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calochortus  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:02:00pm

re: #28 HappyWarrior

Yep I’ve noticed that mindset as well. Everyone especially minorities are takers and moochers but them.

It goes along with the idea women who want abortions are sluts unless it’s a close family member-then, well everyone makes mistakes and no need to ruin their life.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:04:18pm

re: #29 calochortus

It goes along with the idea women who want abortions are sluts unless it’s a close family member-then, well everyone makes mistakes and no need to ruin their life.

Same thing with adultery and other mistakes people make.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:04:40pm

Footage from near the dam in Puerto Rico.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:10:13pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:17:50pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

I wouldn’t want to do that with two skis, let alone one. Major props to him.

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prairiefire  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:31:42pm

re: #22 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

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Just needed some cash for the Laundrymat.

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calochortus  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:33:27pm

Hasta mañana, Lizards.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:35:31pm

re: #33 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Downhill courses are “watered” before a race. He’s skiing with one ski on a sheet of pure ice.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 22, 2017 • 9:40:03pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

Downhill courses are “watered” before a race. He’s skiing with one ski on a sheet of pure ice.

Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope I am noped out of here.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 22, 2017 • 10:07:09pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 22, 2017 • 10:33:52pm

Highway to Hell

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 22, 2017 • 10:40:00pm

That there is a stairway to heaven but a highway to hell tells you something about the anticipated traffic load.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2017 • 10:42:38pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Hell is where the rockin’ tunes are. You want to go to heaven and listen to New Kids On The Block, or go to hell and listen to Jimi Hendrix? I’m surfin’ the lake of fire, baby!

Apologies to the late Bill Hicks.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 22, 2017 • 10:48:13pm

re: #41 teleskiguy

Hell is where the rockin’ tunes are. You want to go to heaven and listen to New Kids On The Block, or go to hell and listen to Jimi Hendrix? I’m surfin’ the lake of fire, baby!

Apologies to the late Bill Hicks.

If they’re playing New Kids on the Block, it’s hell regardless of what the sign says.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:01:02pm

Florida Dudes
I wonder if the Uber driver isn’t white.

Butch and Sundance fired a warning shot at the driver

Both suspects are each facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:14:11pm

Snapchat video sees childcare workers taunting boy with autism

Authorities in Florida are searching for two childcare workers who filmed themselves taunting and throwing objects at an 8-year-old boy with autism.

These two need to go away FOREVER.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:16:34pm

re: #44 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Snapchat video sees childcare workers taunting boy with autism

These two need to go away FOREVER.

Update: The former childcare workers have been captured and thrown in jail.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:17:12pm
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majii  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:20:57pm

re: #43 FormerDirtDart

“I wonder if the Uber driver isn’t white.”

The guy is from Haiti, so he’s probably black. I’m glad these two yahoos didn’t kill the guy since he was in the neighborhood making a delivery.

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freetoken  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:23:28pm

Butthurt over the new Star Trek: Discovery is still flowing.

For example, in a short video where a pop culture reviewer quickly gives some thoughts on the positive tweets coming out of the 2 hour premiere in LA:

Star Trek: Discovery First Reactions REVEALED

We find this comment:

patrick smith
13 minutes ago
I’ve been watching the Orville and won’t be watching ST: Discovery..
I’ve heard way too much SJW crap to give it a chance. Now days liberals ruin what should be an iconic show

Of course he hasn’t actually watched any episode, he only “heard” about that of which he complains.

So I took a gander at this “patrick smith” on his youtube channel to see what he likes, and sure enough we find the likes of Lauren Southern and Faith Goldy. This “patrick smith” is probably an easy mark for all those Barbies that Fox News puts in front of their cameras.

Anyway, it’s pretty easy to find examples like this patrick smith all over youtube.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:27:16pm

re: #5 Belafon

Still reading. This sounds familiar, like history trying to rhyme:

Edit: Added some paragraphs I meant to copy.

Thanks for the link, do you know if there’s a part 3 that she mentions or it hasn’t been written yet?

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majii  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:29:52pm

re: #48 freetoken

“Of course he hasn’t actually watched any episode, he only “heard” about that of which he complains.”

All he had to hear was that liberals like the movie or famous liberals are in it. That’s all that was needed for him to turn against the movie, and that’s pitiful.

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VegasGolfer  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:30:33pm

Following up on whoever posted about donald dotard whining abou golf magazine.
golf.com
Dotard, In a 2013 tweet aimed at entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Dotard wrote, “Golf match? I’ve won 18 Club Championships including this weekend. @mcuban swings like a little girl with no power or talent. Mark’s a loser.”

Dotard is obviously not as good a golfer as Kim Jung il ( the dead guy), who had 11 holes in one in a single round!

telegraph.co.uk

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freetoken  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:46:59pm

Speaking of ST:D (um, the producers really should have thought about that abbreviation…), has any show been so preemptively analyzed?

Like many old timers, I am not particularly fond of the reboot, alternate timeline movies. The first one was ok, but the last one was just too much of just about anything that was glitzy.

It’s been several years now since a real ST series has been made. Many scorn ST Enterprise, but I for one do not think it was anywhere near as bad as the criticism heaped upon it by some.

So of course there is a lot of anticipation among Trekdom, and SciFi lovers everywhere.

I don’t know if CBS is helping itself by the over-abundance of publicity over these last few weeks. The official Youtube channel gets new videos sometimes more than once a day. Yet the number of views are not very high (but I wonder if young people might be seeing these videos through other websites than Youtube?)

If ST:D (… that acronym…) fails it will be because CBS wants to make people pay to watch it. The show is supposed to be a cornerstone of the new pay service. But I wonder how many will join the new CBS over-the-top system? Since Netflix will make the series available worldwide outside of the US, I also wonder if the majority of the audience might come from outside the US (another thing the whining wingnuts seem to miss.)

If ST:D only has a single season, you can bet the whining wingnuts will crow about how SJW killed Star Trek. Which will be nonsense, as the success or failure of the show is probably only reliant on how well CBS can make their pay service a venture that was worthwhile.

And a single show cannot make an entire network or on-demand system (unlike the 1950’s when I Love Lucy really did determine the success of the young Columbia Broadcast System television enterprise.)

Among my suspicions is that ST:D will have one of the higher ratios of torrented distribution to pay viewers.

I understand why CBS wouldn’t put this show on Hulu, being that is owned by its competitors. But CBS does put some of its shows on Amazon, including the Star Trek back catalog. Maybe CBS didn’t want to get too in bed with Amazon, but Amazon Prime has a much larger reach (in the US) than I suspect CBS pay system will ever get.

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freetoken  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:57:30pm

If JK Rowling ever wanted to write a TV series based on Harry Potter, then that show would probably be as anticipated and picked apart as ST:D.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2017 • 11:58:56pm
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Kragar  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:20:38am
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TedStriker  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:22:56am

re: #52 freetoken

Speaking of ST:D (um, the producers really should have thought about that abbreviation…), has any show been so preemptively analyzed?

Like many old timers, I am not particularly fond of the reboot, alternate timeline movies. The first one was ok, but the last one was just too much of just about anything that was glitzy.

It’s been several years now since a real ST series has been made. Many scorn ST Enterprise, but I for one do not think it was anywhere near as bad as the criticism heaped upon it by some.

So of course there is a lot of anticipation among Trekdom, and SciFi lovers everywhere.

I don’t know if CBS is helping itself by the over-abundance of publicity over these last few weeks. The official Youtube channel gets new videos sometimes more than once a day. Yet the number of views are not very high (but I wonder if young people might be seeing these videos through other websites than Youtube?)

If ST:D (… that acronym…) fails it will be because CBS wants to make people pay to watch it. The show is supposed to be a cornerstone of the new pay service. But I wonder how many will join the new CBS over-the-top system? Since Netflix will make the series available worldwide outside of the US, I also wonder if the majority of the audience might come from outside the US (another thing the whining wingnuts seem to miss.)

If ST:D only has a single season, you can bet the whining wingnuts will crow about how SJW killed Star Trek. Which will be nonsense, as the success or failure of the show is probably only reliant on how well CBS can make their pay service a venture that was worthwhile.

And a single show cannot make an entire network or on-demand system (unlike the 1950’s when I Love Lucy really did determine the success of the young Columbia Broadcast System television enterprise.)

Among my suspicions is that ST:D will have one of the higher ratios of torrented distribution to pay viewers.

I understand why CBS wouldn’t put this show on Hulu, being that is owned by its competitors. But CBS does put some of its shows on Amazon, including the Star Trek back catalog. Maybe CBS didn’t want to get too in bed with Amazon, but Amazon Prime has a much larger reach (in the US) than I suspect CBS pay system will ever get.

Thing is, only us here in the US will have go to CBS All Access to watch ST: Discovery after the pilot/first episode, which will be shown on CBS over-the-air. Netflix holds the streaming rights for the rest of the world (they put up all of the costs for the entire series in exchange) except for Canada, where Bell Media holds the rights.

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freetoken  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:29:46am

re: #56 TedStriker

The whole Netflix being part producers itself is a fallout of the problem created by the CBS/Viacom split. If that would not have happened then CBS wouldn’t have had to find deeper pockets to help them.

Advertiser sponsored broadcast networks are a dying beast. High speed internet is forcing the change. For those in areas without high speed internet the problem will grow as more and more content, both entertainment and information/education, becomes server based.

CBS is not as large as ABCDisney, NewsCorp, ComcastNBCU. The latter three have such deep pockets that they are steering, and in a way CBS is trying to not be swamped.

I doubt that CBS can make their pay service really work. There are now so many options that are trying to take bits and pieces of the consumer’s discretionary income that it’s just too much. Certainly for me.

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TedStriker  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:44:28am

re: #57 freetoken

The whole Netflix being part producers itself is a fallout of the problem created by the CBS/Viacom split. If that would not have happened then CBS wouldn’t have had to find deeper pockets to help them.

Advertiser sponsored broadcast networks are a dying beast. High speed internet is forcing the change. For those in areas with high speed internet the problem will grow as more and more content, both entertainment and information/education, becomes server based.

CBS is not as large as ABCDisney, NewsCorp, ComcastNBCU. The latter three have such deep pockets that they are steering, and in a way CBS is trying to not be swamped.

I doubt that CBS can make their pay service really work. There are now so many options that are trying to take bits and pieces of the consumer’s discretionary income that it’s just too much. Certainly for me.

I don’t think it was so much a case of CBS not having the money to finance production of ST: Discovery itself, I think it was more a case of going for the most money they could get. Even with the ST franchise off-the-air for so long after ST: Enterprise’s curtailed run, the “Kelvin timeline” movies, as well as the high-profile (and increasingly professional) fan productions (such as New Horizons and Axanar), showed that the ST universe still has a lot of drawing power off the silver screen, so CBS is tying Discovery to All Access to benefit from ST’s “halo effect”.

The production deal with Netflix also has the added benefit (for CBS) of region-locking, so that US viewers can’t just use their Netflix accounts to watch the show without going through VPNs to watch from Netflix’s overseas sites (which Netflix has gotten better at blocking for other reasons), even though, in my opinion, as a Netflix customer myself, I’ve paid my share for the show, but CBS wants to double-dip on US viewers who are already Netflix subscribers.

It’s all about the Benjamins and, in any case, CBS (and Paramount [as holder of the ST movie rights], by extension, because of the continued focus on the entire franchise) stands to make a lot of them; hell, the show’s production budget has been paid for in full by Netflix, so it’s damn near all profit at this point for CBS.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:53:35am

3 billion for Foxconn…

MPS projects $19.4 million in cuts — and that could be just the beginning

In the final stretch of its 2017-‘18 budget process, Milwaukee Public Schools must slash an additional $19.4 million in spending because of a loss of revenue and higher-than-expected costs for health care and pension benefits.

Schools and staff are already feeling the pinch. Teachers and other staff were to begin receiving “excess” or transfer letters on Friday. And it could get worse, in the short and long term, depending on its final enrollment data and looming cuts in the proposed federal budget.

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Belafon  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:56:21am

Things from St. Louis:

The incident began when two uniformed officers near the protest ordered the man to show his hands, sources said. When he refused, they knocked him down and hit him at least three times and zip tied his hands behind his back. When he stood up, his mouth was bloodied, the sources said.

Commanders the next day told the officers they had arrested one of their own.

Police arrested another officer Sunday - an Air Force lieutenant who lives with his wife in an apartment on Washington Avenue.

Lt. Alex Nelson, 27, who works in cyberoperations at Scott Air Force Base, was walking around his neighborhood with his wife when they became trapped between quickly closing police lines. He said he was kicked in the face, blinded by pepper spray and dragged away.

“It’s our street,” he said. “I hear the police say it was their street, but it’s literally my street. I have coffee on that street, and I own property on that street. We were not active protesters. We were looking into the neighborhood to observe events that were unfolding.

“I’m very sad how they treated me and my wife through the escalation of violence they used on me. It was incredibly unnecessary. I’ve had training on how to arrest and be arrested, and I capitulated to every demand that was made of me, even before I was on the ground. We were told to move back, and we moved back. We were told to move this way, we moved this way. We obeyed every command that we heard. We were never given an order to disperse. Not once.”

He said while waiting to be loaded into a police vehicle, he said he was an officer in the military. He said the police officer replied, “Shut up. Stop. I don’t care.”

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:59:37am

re: #55 Kragar

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LOL when I saw that film, I didn’t even recognize Tom Cruise! I was thinking, “Who is that guy? He looks vaguely familiar…..whoever he is, he has great comic timing.”

I was frankly shocked when I found it was Cruise.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:04:14am

re: #57 freetoken

I can also guarantee you that Star Trek: Discovery is going to end up on torrent sites within an hour of an episode being broadcast.

Virtually everyone I know here is using various torrent sites to watch the latest and greatest or to get the newest album by their favorite musical artists/bands. It’s so commonplace here, no one thinks anything of it.

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:09:10am

re: #2 Big Beautiful Door

A diabetic Trump supporter who would literally die if “repeal and replaced” became law thinks liberals have a “mental disease.”

thestar.com

No big loss there.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:14:38am

14th WI hound thrown fatally to wolves since July

Wisconsin hounders are allowed to let their dogs run free as ‘training for the upcoming bear hunt,’ and when the dogs are killed by larger, predatory wolves, Wisconsin pays the owners $2,500 for each disposable hound depredated this way.

These state reimbursement payments can and do go to repeat claimants, even scofflaws.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:19:16am

This New G.O.P. Publication Looks a Lot Like a News Website

It may look and feel like a standard conservative news source — with the headlines, name and features to match — but The Free Telegraph is anything but. It’s actually a publication funded by the Republican Governors Association.

Since its July debut, The Free Telegraph has featured stories highlighting the successes of Republicans and failures of Democrats. But it did not disclose its connection to the association, which works to get Republican governors elected across the country, until The Associated Press asked about it last week, the news organization reported on Tuesday.

The disclosure now appears in small print at the bottom of the website. No such message is included on its Instagram, Facebook or Twitter feeds.

Rick Tyler, a former top aide to Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, told The Associated Press that the site amounted to “propaganda.”

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:21:28am

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

That there is a stairway to heaven but a highway to hell tells you something about the anticipated traffic load.

AC/DC - Highway to Hell

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Amory Blaine  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:25:31am

re: #63 Nyet

Hi Sergey, dude I’m dying for a decent horror movie, got any recommendations?

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:28:02am

Plz report.

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:28:33am

re: #67 Amory Blaine

It?

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Amory Blaine  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:30:07am

Oh yeah, nevermind. Forgot about that one being out. ;)

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:31:25am

re: #63 Nyet

No big loss there.

He has an autistic 11 year old son who is also in danger of losing his healthcare benefits. The man’s mind is poisoned, but he’s still a human being, and we liberals will continue to try to help him despite himself.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:31:55am

I just watched Paperhouse and it was OK.

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Kragar  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:35:03am
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ericblair  Sep 23, 2017 • 2:49:38am

re: #73 Kragar

Neil Gorsuch is campaigning for Mitch McConnell which is totally appropriate for a member of SCOTUS dailycamera.com

OK, so when the Dems take back Congress, this has got to be enough for the first impeachment of a Supreme Court justice. Jesus fuck.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 23, 2017 • 3:06:47am

Things that make you go “Hmmmm……”

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday, Japan’s Kyodo News reported, citing China’s quake agency.

The tremor occurred at 4:29 p.m. and the depth of its epicenter was zero kilometers, the report said.

South Korea’s weather agency said that a 3 magnitude tremor was detected in the Kilju area in North Hamgyeong Province. It said that it is presumed to be a natural quake.

Could be a natural quake, of course - but with a depth of zero km?

That’s……odd.

m.yna.co.kr

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 23, 2017 • 3:36:37am

re: #66 Big Beautiful Door

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Grok this version:

Hazmat Highway to [HAZMAT] Hell

There were no serious injuries. The driver can be seen making a very hasty exit to the left at about 0:28

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Dave In Austin  Sep 23, 2017 • 3:39:16am

re: #68 Nyet

I’d say there is plenty there to get this turd burned for a while.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 3:57:31am

re: #74 ericblair

OK, so when the Dems take back Congress, this has got to be enough for the first impeachment of a Supreme Court justice. Jesus fuck.

He would not be the first. Samuel Chase was impeached for using his position as a Supreme Court justice to render partisan decisions. He was acquitted in the Senate and allowed to retain his seat.

re: #75 Dr Lizardo

Things that make you go “Hmmmm……”

Could be a natural quake, of course - but with a depth of zero km?

That’s……odd.

m.yna.co.kr

Interesting that Yonhap cites China’s earthquake agency. They don’t seem to list any recent earthquakes (as in years).

The official Website for the China Earthquake Administration is in Chinese, and doesn’t appear to have an English-language page.

cea.gov.cn (in Chinese)

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:00:58am

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹

USGS is showing it as a 3.5 moment magnitude, 22 km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea, depth of 5 kilometers.

earthquake.usgs.gov

This event occurred in the area of the previous North Korean Nuclear tests. We cannot conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or human-made) of the event. The depth is poorly constrained and has been held to 5 km by the seismologist.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:03:23am

re: #79 Dr Lizardo

USGS is showing it as a 3.5 moment magnitude, 22 km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea, depth of 5 kilometers.

earthquake.usgs.gov

Thanks. I looked at the USGS site and couldn’t find it. I failed Google-fu.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:15:11am

The BBC is now reporting the earthquake in North Korea.

bbc.com

Chinese seismologists said it was a “suspected explosion”. But South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test.

Iran is also tweeking Donald Trump’s nose:

bbc.com

Iran Tests Missile Despite Trump Pressure

Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump.

The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1,242 miles), was shown on state TV. It is unclear when the test took place.

At the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump criticised Iran’s missile programme and the 2015 nuclear deal with the country.

On Friday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would increase its military power “as a deterrent”.

The Khoramshahr missile was first displayed at a military parade on Friday in Tehran. It is capable of carrying multiple warheads, Iranian media report.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:17:41am

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹

Iran is also tweeking Donald Trump’s nose:

bbc.com

Iran Tests Missile Despite as a Direct Provocation in Response to Trump Pressure

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:33:36am

re: #82 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Iran Tests Missile Despite as a Direct Provocation in self-defence in Response to Trump Pressure

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:38:54am

bbc.com

Indiana college student locked in a cave for three days. Apparently, this cave in southern Indiana has a gate to keep people out.

A college spelunking club went into the cave, and one member was separated from the group. They left, apparently without counting the number of people before locking the gate.

The group only realised they left the fellow behind after three days. They went back and found him.

The group says it was a failure of leadership, as they have a series of safety protocols that weren’t followed.

The man said he licked water off the cave walls for hydration, and composed a good-bye message on his cell phone to his family, as he thought he was going to die there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:44:12am

re: #84 Anymouse 🌹

bbc.com

Indiana college student locked in a cave for three days. Apparently, this cave in southern Indiana has a gate to keep people out.

A college spelunking club went into the cave, and one member was separated from the group. They left, apparently without counting the number of people before locking the gate.

The group only realised they left the fellow behind after three days. They went back and found him.

The group says it was a failure of leadership, as they have a series of safety protocols that weren’t followed.

The man said he licked water off the cave walls for hydration, and composed a good-bye message on his cell phone to his family, as he thought he was going to die there.

I used to go spelunking at IU, we had a skinny fellow, George, who went ahead. If he could not fit, we did not try to follow.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:48:56am

re: #85 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I used to go spelunking at IU, we had a skinny fellow, George, who went ahead. If he could not fit, we did not try to follow.

I have only been in one cave, Cuevas del Drach on the island of Majorca.

They run a tour group of boats through the cave complex, and you are treated to a classical music concert in the caves. Not exactly natural, but safe for a chicken like me.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 4:55:14am

re: #73 Kragar

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WTF.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:02:42am

Of course, Gorsuch is campaigning for Mitch. Mitch not Trump is why he’s a Supreme Court justice. If I were Merrick Garland, I’d be furious.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:04:50am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹

I have only been in one cave, Cuevas del Drach on the island of Majorca.

They run a tour group of boats through the cave complex, and you are treated to a classical music concert in the caves. Not exactly natural, but safe for a chicken like me.

I have not been spelunking since…I used to wear a 32 inch waist, now pushing 40”.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:06:38am

re: #88 HappyWarrior

Of course, Gorsuch is campaigning for Mitch. Mitch not Trump is why he’s a Supreme Court justice. If I were Merrick Garland, I’d be furious.

Regrettably, Judge Garland can be furious all he likes, but it won’t do any good.

He was the guy Chuck Grassley said would be acceptable (prior to Justice Scalia’s death) if an opening appeared on the court during President Obama’s term.

Naturally, he was lying. Quelle surprise.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:08:14am

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹

Regrettably, Judge Garland can be furious all he likes, but it won’t do any good.

He was the guy Chuck Grassley said would be acceptable (prior to Justice Scalia’s death) if an opening appeared on the court during President Obama’s term.

Naturally, he was lying. Quelle surprise.

I know. I was just saying how I’d feel on a personal level. That stunt the Senate R’s pulled altered the course of the USSC for a generation.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:13:52am

re: #52 freetoken

I have nothing to do with Star Trek anymore because of what CBS/Paramount did to Axanar.

The fans are what keeps Star Trek going and all of CBS/Paramount’s actions towards fans say, “Give us your money. Then fuck off and die because without money you’re useless to us.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:14:01am

We’re never going to see a second Warren Court. Republicans are too obsessed with putting every jurist who has been compared to Scalia to a federal judiciary post.

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I cannot.  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:16:07am

punkypeggy:

bdubs8807:

mildswearingat4am:

writing-prompt-s:

The world’s tiniest dragon must defend his hoard, a single gold coin, from those who would steal it.

Suggestion: The dragon’s definition of “steal” is somewhat loose. It still allows the coin to be used and bartered and change hands-but on one condition: the dragon must be with it at all times.

They become a familiar sight in the marketplace.

“Here’s your change, ma’am. One gold piece.” The merchant holds out a palm, on top of which rests a tiny, brilliantly colored creature clutching a single gold coin.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:18:23am

re: #68 Nyet

Holy shit! That is one sick motherfucker.

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lawhawk  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:19:29am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Puerto Rico is a mess, and the federal government appears to be slow in getting assistance to the island. Talk about restoring power is measured in months.

That’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable that we’re already dropping talk of the damage done by Irma and Harvey, when we know that Texas and Florida were devastated by the storms and massive amounts of work needs to be done to restore power and infrastructure there as well.

Puerto Rico is the immediate concern, with no power, a dam threatening 70,000+ people, a lack of potable water, and no power.

Bringing in bottled water isn’t a solution. What’s needed are water purification units, which are far more cost effective and can serve more people than shipping containers of water. For instance, a system like this can provide 6,000 gallons of water a day. That means for the weight of 3 suitcases, you can deliver pallets’ worth of water for a fraction of the cost.

A pallet could contain about 300 gallons of water. Do the math. That’s weight and size and bulk that could be filled with other critical needs.

That’s weight/size that would better be used in bringing in generators, telcom, and other critical gear, plus housing materials. So, while the intention is good to ship water, it’s not the best use. We keep seeing this from one natural disaster to another.

Meanwhile, Trump’s busy calling for violating the 1A again, this time demanding the NFL fire players who don’t stand for the national anthem. This fucker simply doesn’t care about the law or the constitution and the GOP continues enabling his actions on a daily basis. Their silence is assent.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:20:08am

re: #95 Romantic Heretic

Holy shit! That is one sick motherfucker.

I know. These people man.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:22:52am

re: #96 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Puerto Rico is a mess, and the federal government appears to be slow in getting assistance to the island. Talk about restoring power is measured in months.

That’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable that we’re already dropping talk of the damage done by Irma and Harvey, when we know that Texas and Florida were devastated by the storms and massive amounts of work needs to be done to restore power and infrastructure there as well.

Puerto Rico is the immediate concern, with no power, a dam threatening 70,000+ people, a lack of potable water, and no power.

Bringing in bottled water isn’t a solution. What’s needed are water purification units, which are far more cost effective and can serve more people than shipping containers of water. For instance, a system like this can provide 6,000 gallons of water a day. That means for the weight of 3 suitcases, you can deliver pallets’ worth of water for a fraction of the cost.

A pallet could contain about 300 gallons of water. Do the math. That’s weight and size and bulk that could be filled with other critical needs.

That’s weight/size that would better be used in bringing in generators, telcom, and other critical gear, plus housing materials. So, while the intention is good to ship water, it’s not the best use. We keep seeing this from one natural disaster to another.

Meanwhile, Trump’s busy calling for violating the 1A again, this time demanding the NFL fire players who don’t stand for the national anthem. This fucker simply doesn’t care about the law or the constitution and the GOP continues enabling his actions on a daily basis. Their silence is assent.

Did Trump say one word about PR last night? And yeah the attacks on the athletes were disgusting. People don’t have to like the protest but they have the right to do it and it’s especially infuriating because critics of police misconduct have been told to protest “peacefully” and here they are and getting called sons of bitches by the President.

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jeffreyw  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:38:59am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:45:02am

Well, the local newspaper got around to printing my letter to the editor.

starherald.com

The letter reads:

President Trump has nominated right-wing radio host Sam Clovis to be chief scientist at the USDA. Mr. Clovis has no education in either agriculture or science.

The Democratic Party has called on Mr. Trump to withdraw Mr. Clovis’s nomination, because he is wildly unqualified for the position.

Anyone who works in agriculture should be concerned about such a person in that position, regardless of political leanings. Our senators should come out against Mr. Clovis, as Nebraska needs qualified people to support and oversee our state’s most important industry, not a radio conspiracy theorist.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:56:25am
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Romantic Heretic  Sep 23, 2017 • 5:58:15am

re: #99 jeffreyw

Hog nosed snake? They like to pretend to be rattlers.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:00:49am

Today’s poll question in the newspaper is worded in a neutral manner:

Do you think that we will ever get rid of Obamacare?

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jeffreyw  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:13:10am

re: #102 Romantic Heretic

Hog nosed snake? They like to pretend to be rattlers.

It’s an Eastern Garter Snake, aka Common Garter Snake. Mrs J snapped the pic with her Droid while out walking the dog boy, who was barking at it.

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lawhawk  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:23:29am
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:29:00am

re: #100 Anymouse 🌹

I just looked at the headline for my letter to the editor:

Clovis not the right choise as chief scientist

Perhaps my next letter should be an application as a copyeditor for the Star-Herald.

Choise?

In my letter, I spelt the word choice correctly, and the paper printed it correctly.

Gaa.

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dangerman  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:29:55am

re: #105 lawhawk

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took him a whole paragraph to say “eff off mr prez, you’re an idiot who doesnt know what he’s talking about”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:33:04am

When does Trump push criminalizing kneeling? As far as I’m concerned he’s already promoting harassment of those who kneel.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:33:15am

re: #105 lawhawk

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:40:18am

Trump disinvited the Warriors from the WH too. I’ve never seen anything like that in sports before.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:41:58am

Dotard J. Trump to NFL: “and at halftime in stadiums across America I want shows bigger than Arirang!”

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:43:03am

re: #110 HappyWarrior

Trump disinvited the Warriors from the WH too. I’ve never seen anything like that in sports before.

“No, I won’t go on a date with you.”

“Ha, just for that, I’m not going to take you out!”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:43:03am

Trump is a child. His supporters are even bigger children.

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I cannot.  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:43:15am

re: #110 HappyWarrior

Trump disinvited the Warriors from the WH too. I’ve never seen anything like that in sports before.

FTFY…this is probably one of the weirdest possible timelines.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:43:43am

Early morning here, “Can’t Make It Here Anymore” just about made us weep. McMurtry is a hero.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:44:02am

re: #112 Barefoot Grin

“No, I won’t go on a date with you.”

“Ha, just for that, I’m not going to take you out!”

Yeah I don’t blame them for not wanting to go. He’s more than just a bad president. He’s a shitty person all around.

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No Depression  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:47:17am

re: #105 lawhawk

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Roger Goodell has a real knack for pissing everyone off. Nobody’s going to like that statement.

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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:47:48am
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:47:55am

re: #116 HappyWarrior

Yeah I don’t blame them for not wanting to go. He’s more than just a bad president. He’s a shitty person all around.

First President in my life I must not ever meet in person. I’d never be violent but a felony class highly profane tongue lashing would be a certainty.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:48:02am

re: #114 I cannot.

FTFY…this is probably one of the weirdest possible timelines.

Yeah.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:49:30am

re: #119 Unshaken Defiance

First President in my life I must not ever meet in person. I’d never be violent but a felony class highly profane tongue lashing would be a certainty.

I know, I didn’t like W Bush’s policies but I would be cordial if we ever met. This guy. This guy man.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:50:21am

The NFL should dis-invite Trump from any and all game attendance. Superbowl etc. If the WH has season tickets, refund and cancel.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:50:57am
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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:54:39am
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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:55:32am

re: #110 HappyWarrior

Trump disinvited the Warriors from the WH too. I’ve never seen anything like that in sports before.

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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:56:49am

re: #123 FormerDirtDart

I wish I’d thought about this strategy every time I thought I was going to be rejected. It would have made dating in college a lot less painful.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 6:57:54am

re: #124 darthstar

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That’s a great point.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:00:01am
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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:00:12am

The more I look at that NFL response the more I realize they aren’t saying much…Trump was criticizing players who took a knee to protest racism…not players who donated millions of dollars to help with hurricane relief (like he himself promised but did not deliver). This is basically whitewashing the ‘divisive’ issue by sub-tweet.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:00:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:03:12am

re: #129 darthstar

The more I look at that NFL response the more I realize they aren’t saying much…Trump was criticizing players who took a knee to protest racism…not players who donated millions of dollars to help with hurricane relief (like he himself promised but did not deliver). This is basically whitewashing the ‘divisive’ issue by sub-tweet.

Trump was also indirectly criticizing team owners who do not fire players who fail to stand for the National Anthem.

Again, this fixation on conventions, symbols and ritual displays associated with our current concept of “patriotism” without any grasp of the underlying concept.

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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:04:41am
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meteor  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:04:41am

re: #68 Nyet

I reported that sick piece of trash.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:04:51am

hahaha

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:08:15am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:08:43am

re: #134 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m just happy they appeared to recognize him immediately.

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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:09:05am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:10:18am

re: #128 FormerDirtDart

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:10:31am

re: #136 FormerDirtDart

I’m just happy they appeared to recognize him immediately.

That was the second thing I thought about!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:11:45am

re: #135 Unshaken Defiance

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When a sizable part of our population is more annoyed by protesting this than this, we have a problem in our society.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:12:53am

My brother was telling me about a Netflix show that deals with coerced confessions by LEO. That’s another problem.

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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:14:55am
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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:20:52am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:23:56am

re: #99 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Tastes like chicken…

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:24:17am

The Warriors team statement should be pretty good.

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lawhawk  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:25:06am
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jeffreyw  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:26:29am

re: #144 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Tastes like chicken…

I’ll just have the chicken, then. Thanks!

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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:34:21am

re: #144 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Tastes like chicken…

Actually tastes a bit more like frog legs.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:35:53am

So:

kneel and pray before the game = admirable

kneel during national anthem = get outta there!

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:36:15am

Off-topic:

I cannot watch the Vietnam War documentary on PBS (no television, no cable service in this area, nearest station if I did own a TV is in Cheyenne, Wyo.)

That said, the Website for personal stories PBS set up published my personal story. I broke the text up for readability; PBS published it as a single wall of text (with an image of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with my father’s name on it).

pbs.org

I was seven the day I saw a Navy staff car drive up to our home in rural Michigan. Even at that age, I knew what that meant. My mother immediately collapsed crying into her parents’ arms as I answered the door for the two Navy men who’d come to deliver the awful message they were tasked with that day.

It was not until many years later that I learned (after I’d served an entire enlisted career in the US Navy) he and all his crewmates were the only combat casualties ever from a P-3 Orion aircraft. It was shot down by a Cambodian landing craft while flying over a disputed island between South Vietnam and Cambodia in 1968.

While I was in the Navy, I had the opportunity to travel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. That place is eerily quiet for a public display in a major city.

In 2013, after a query to my mother, I learned that the government for some reason had never issued the Gold Star Family lapel pins that we were eligible for. As I had no idea how to go about having those issued, I posed a question to Yahoo Answers, which was answered by an Army member who said he would make the arrangements on my family’s behalf.

Forty-five years late, at a Veterans Appreciation Day luncheon at the local high school, the pin was finally presented to me, along with two more for my mother and sister, covered by our local newspaper.

It is regrettable that I cannot watch this series: I do not own a television set as there is no cable service or broadcast stations within range of where I live (even Internet service is hideously expensive). People I know through Internet forums have been giving me summaries about the show … from what I read I see I am missing a thoughtful, honest, and careful weighing of the facts, with many personal stories of those involved. It is the kind of documentary I have been waiting to see (instead of glorifying the war), and I cannot.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:37:58am

ICE (Actually, nobody knows, because they wouldn’t identify themselves) stalks and harasses a US citizen of 20 years).

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lawhawk  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:41:47am

Think this GIF could get lots of usage…

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:43:20am

Maybe yet another nuke detonation in NK.

nypost.com

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:46:09am

Welp, here comes the deluge by Man City against Palace. Come on, Crystal Palace!

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:51:24am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:55:23am

em>re: #155 Barefoot Grin

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Yep.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:55:45am

The shade master AT WORK.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 23, 2017 • 7:56:33am
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dangerman  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:06:56am

re: #142 darthstar

[Embedded content]Tonight, Trump incited hatred against a black athlete at an Alabama hood-optional campaign event.

this president has made a habit of identifying, targeting and publicly calling out individual citizens

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lawhawk  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:07:54am

re: #159 dangerman

Especially when they’re minorities or women.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:09:59am

re: #158 Barefoot Grin

What’s with the “see-through wall”?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:11:48am

re: #161 Ace-o-aces

What’s with the “see-through wall”?

Apparently Trump thinks that will appease the libtards who claim a wall is impractical because you can’t see what’s going on on the other side.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:12:17am

re: #159 dangerman

this president has made a habit of identifying, targeting and publicly calling out individual citizens

But that pivot is just around the corner…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:13:19am

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

Just so we’re clear: the president’s comments will only incite more player protests, not quell them.

I think that’s the goal. Trump would rather debate the national anthem than health care or corruption.

Whatever else you can say about DT, he plays the news media and the social media like a fiddle…like MY said, he wants this controversy right now.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:14:50am

re: #161 Ace-o-aces

What’s with the “see-through wall”?

The Emperor’s New Wall.

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:17:51am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:20:57am

re: #166 Nyet

Done.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:22:17am

our world class specialist in all things asshole

Trump Calls on NFL Owners to Fire Players Who Protest, and Mocks Efforts to Make the Game Safer

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:24:20am

Yeah, but the statements had YUGE trending numbers on twitter, so…

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dangerman  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:24:55am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Whatever else you can say about DT, he plays the news media and the social media like a fiddle…like MY said, he wants this controversy right now.

From Electoral-vote.com today - “Trump Seems To Be Running Out of Tricks”

…but more and more he lapses into a list of “greatest hits.”…Trump is at serious risk of becoming boring, which to him is a horror of horrors—the same thing as being a loser. Meanwhile, when Karl Rove, Dick Cheney & Co. were using gay marriage to whip their base into a frenzy, they were clever enough to go to that well only around election time, so that these tactics did not lose their potency. Will Trump, in a desperate search for approval ratings now, lose the ability to get his base excited when he really needs them? Next week’s election in Alabama may hint at an answer to that question. (Z)

bold and italics mine

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:27:29am

And, Lebron jersey sales will spike this week so RWNJs have something to burn

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:29:34am

re: #168 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

our world class specialist in all things asshole

Trump Calls on NFL Owners to Fire Players Who Protest, and Mocks Efforts to Make the Game Safer

Well, Trump did get elected thanks to brain-dead morons, so his desire to make more of them at least makes a perverted kind of sense.

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JordanRules  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:31:42am

re: #171 FormerDirtDart

They’re always so smart with their boycotts and protests!
/

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:34:26am

Frank Scurlock, former Republican now registered as a Democrat, committed the offense in California, apparently across multiple jurisdictions

Scurlock, whose family invented the bouncy castle, is running on the campaign slogan “Make New Orleans Fun Again.”

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austin_blue  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:38:09am

re: #76 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Grok this version:

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Video

There were no serious injuries. The driver can be seen making a very hasty exit to the left at about 0:28

Nice BLEVEs!

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:41:41am

theonion.com

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:42:01am

re: #174 FormerDirtDart

Better watch out there, New Orleans - this guy will make New Orleans so much goddamn fun, he’ll be fapping all over the place.

Or one my fave movie quotes (from National Lampoon’s Vacation): “You’re gonna have fun, and I’m gonna have fun… We’re all gonna have so much fucking fun we’re gonna need plastic surgery to remove our goddamn smiles! You’ll be whistling ‘Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah’ out of your assholes!”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:42:54am

re: #175 austin_blue

Nice BLEVEs!

And that, my friends, is why thou shalt not fucketh around with compressed gas.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:44:08am

re: #174 FormerDirtDart

Frank Scurlock, former Republican now registered as a Democrat, committed the offense in California, apparently across multiple jurisdictions

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Not the worst thing done by a Louisiana politician.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:48:18am

re: #179 Ace-o-aces

Not the worst thing done by a Louisiana politician.

Dude is a mental case. Who the hell changes from GOP to Dem in Louisiana?

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Belafon  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:50:38am

re: #132 darthstar

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:50:44am

re: #159 dangerman

this president has made a habit of identifying, targeting and publicly calling out individual citizens

That’s how he does what he does.

During the Republican Primary debates, he would single out a particular candidate and heap scorn and derision on the one person. No one else in the herd of people would either come to the candidate’s defence nor attack Mr. Trump.

He’s doing the same thing now with perceived “enemies” whether they are football players or John McCain.

The objective is to direct his followers’ ire at the single scapegoat - Mr. Trump understands the principle of “divide and conquer” very well.

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plansbandc  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:50:59am

re: #4 No Depression

There’s no way to fix a system where people continually do this.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:51:23am

re: #180 Decatur Deb

Dude is a mental case. Who the hell changes from GOP to Dem in Louisiana?

He’s running for Mayor of New Orleans. Like most cities, N.O. is blue.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:52:16am
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:52:37am

In order, Trump, players association director, commissioner

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Decatur Deb  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:53:00am

re: #184 Ace-o-aces

He’s running for Mayor of New Orleans. Like most cities, N.O. is blue.

I have it on good authority that NO is chocolate.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:54:53am

Of course.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 23, 2017 • 8:57:33am

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:06:05am

re: #176 Ace-o-aces

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They fought against state mandated patriotism you wingnut idiot. Freedom is the freedom to stand or not stand. Stop hiding behind veterans to attack freedom of expression.

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stpaulbear  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:09:44am

re: #189 Ace-o-aces

The USFL was ruined when Trump sued the NFL

Edit: Gawd, Roy Cohn was the USFL’s lawyer.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:10:43am
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TedStriker  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:10:56am

re: #92 Romantic Heretic

I have nothing to do with Star Trek anymore because of what CBS/Paramount did to Axanar.

The fans are what keeps Star Trek going and all of CBS/Paramount’s actions towards fans say, “Give us your money. Then fuck off and die because without money you’re useless to us.”

I’ll agree that CBS & Paramount have been treating the ST franchise as a cash cow for a long time, but the deal with Axanar is a bit different; the Axanar folks were going well beyond the standards for past fan productions, hiring professional actors and crews (as opposed to established actors and crew [many of them ST alumni] donating their time, as in some other fan productions) and starting their own professional production house (Axanar Productions) to compete for paying gigs (not to mention raking in money off Kickstarter and trying to sell stuff) off the back of the ST IP. To an extent, I don’t think that CBS & Paramount had much of a choice but to defend that IP in court; because of Axanar Productions, the terms for ST fan productions are much more strict than they were.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:11:59am

Hitler, the Soviets, the Taliban, and Hussein all mandated patriotism. What should separate us is the freedom not to stand if we should so feel. I’m sick of conservatives and yes conservative veterans too thinking that’s it somehow an attack on military service kneeling. In North Korea, where my grandfather fought, you have to worship the state and Kim family. What separates us or what should us from NK is that freedom not to stand.

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Belafon  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:12:05am

re: #151 GlutenFreeJesus

Is there a link. I would like to Facebook that.

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darthstar  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:12:14am

re: #185 Ace-o-aces

I remember that play…Curry pwned King James that whole series…that display was almost gratuitous.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:12:19am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:12:51am

re: #192 FormerDirtDart

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They think Lincoln was a tyrant but ignore Davis doing the same things if not worse.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:17:03am
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Belafon  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:17:04am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart

You dont tell Trump what to do.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:17:54am
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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:18:10am

Kneeling is a respectful gesture.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:19:41am

re: #201 Ace-o-aces

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Haha okay Trump toady.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:20:35am

re: #199 FormerDirtDart

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Yep tells you a lot about him. He gets angry at kneeling but not white supremacists. I mean it’s almost like he might be one!

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I cannot.  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:23:05am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:23:53am

re: #202 Nyet

Kneeling is a respectful gesture.

Yeah it is.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:25:23am
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ObserverArt  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:25:57am

re: #110 HappyWarrior

Trump disinvited the Warriors from the WH too. I’ve never seen anything like that in sports before.

Whut? He did? I haven’t seen a lot of news the last two days. The last I heard the Warriors were deciding if they should go. I guess Mr. Touch-Me-Not President got pissed off because they weren’t being deferential enough so he was going to show them.

Is there one tiny redeeming characteristic in Trump? I sure can’t identify any.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:28:48am

re: #208 ObserverArt

Whut? He did? I haven’t seen a lot of news the last two days. The last I heard the Warriors were deciding if they should go. I guess Mr. Touch-Me-Not President got pissed off because they weren’t being deferential enough so he was going to show them.

Is there one tiny redeeming characteristic in Trump? I sure can’t identify any.

The one is that his hubris may do him. As a person? Notta

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:29:00am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:34:00am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart

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If it’s so down, why is he whining? Oh right, narcissistic douchebag.

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JordanRules  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:34:36am

NBA players not mincing words.

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:34:45am

Fuck the show-patriotism.

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BigPapa  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:38:53am

Show-patriotism isn’t patriotism. Twitler is causing more knees to be taken.

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:39:33am

Refresh my memory - didn’t a lot of the Patriots pass on showing up at the White House?

Didn’t his BFF Tom Brady pass on showing up at the White House?

Didn’t that happen?

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BigPapa  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:40:59am

This week I found myself much more interested in sports and agreeing with Kim Jong-un. You?

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BigPapa  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:45:47am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:46:44am

re: #217 BigPapa

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And play a quick pick-up game with them….

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:48:34am

re: #215 makeitstop

Refresh my memory - didn’t a lot of the Patriots pass on showing up at the White House?

Didn’t his BFF Tom Brady pass on showing up at the White House?

Didn’t that happen?

Yep.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:50:47am

re: #212 JordanRules

NBA players not mincing words.

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CP is right. He’s not.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:53:25am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart

The Intel officials ought to know by now that Trump doesn’t give two shits what they think.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:53:32am

re: #213 Nyet

Fuck the show-patriotism.

It’s something you see in a dictatorship not a democracy.

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JordanRules  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:56:23am
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ObserverArt  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:56:25am

re: #159 dangerman

this president has made a habit of identifying, targeting and publicly calling out individual citizens

re: #160 lawhawk

Especially when they’re minorities or women.

I bet Omarosa maintains a database of people that have slighted Trump in the slightest manner. A perfect job for her.

And she is Black so they can say it is not about Blacks or people of color. WIn, WIn.

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jeffreyw  Sep 23, 2017 • 9:58:18am

Lunch time! Pasta with Stewed Tomatoes

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:00:05am

re: #223 JordanRules

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Wow. Kobe speaking out.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:02:44am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹

Netflix still has a DVD service, and this show is on DVD, although it’s not yet available to rent. You might look into that in a couple of months.

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Skip Intro  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:04:20am

For those who still think Kelly has any integrity left at all.

“Here boy. Come. Get the nice treat. I like generals who grovel before me”.

washingtonpost.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:04:31am

Hey, isn’t the world supposed to end today?

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:05:33am

re: #104 jeffreyw

Huh. Never seen that pattern on a garter snake before. Learn something new every day.

ETA: Perhaps it’s because I’ve never seen one that young before. I’m used to seeing them where the piebald pattern isn’t very visible.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:05:42am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Hey, isn’t the world supposed to end today?

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Maybe a little later on. Much later.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:10:58am

re: #231 wheat-dogg

Maybe a little later on. Much later.

Well, I mean eventually the world will end tomorrow.

In about, what, five billion or so years?

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:11:13am

re: #119 Unshaken Defiance

First President in my life I must not ever meet in person. I’d never be violent but a felony class highly profane tongue lashing would be a certainty.

I wouldn’t be profane. I’d explain to him in the Queen’s English his myriad physical, genetic, moral and psychological shortcomings in great depth.

Then run before his head explodes.

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BigPapa  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:12:20am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Hey, isn’t the world supposed to end today?

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It was supposed to, sorta kinda, start today. But it takes 7 years for it to actually end.

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meteor  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:12:39am

re: #207 FormerDirtDart

Oh shit.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:13:42am

What amazing timing.
Trump does seem to have a knack for saying stupid shit on the cusp of historic anniversaries

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jeffreyw  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:15:23am

re: #230 Romantic Heretic

Huh. Never seen that pattern on a garter snake before. Learn something new every day.

There’s a ton of pattern variation in many snake species. “Garter” Snake is a generic term for many closely related critters.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:18:48am

re: #207 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:20:12am

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

What amazing timing.
Trump does seem to have a knack for saying stupid shit on the cusp of historic anniversaries

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I doubt he knows about the Little Rock Nine nor cares.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:26:16am

re: #238 FormerDirtDart

More blood to water The Tree of Liberty.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:26:16am

I’m seriously debating what I am going to do during the national anthem at the sportspuck games I have tickets to this year. No easy way to take a knee in the spectator seats.

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Belafon  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:26:38am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Hey, isn’t the world supposed to end today?

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According to my wife, the guy declared that he recalculated and we won’t know when it’s going to happen, but be ready.

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:30:53am

re: #241 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m seriously debating what I am going to do during the national anthem at the sportspuck games I have tickets to this year. No easy way to take a knee in the spectator seats.

Turn your back?

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:32:50am

Oh, and while we’re (peripherally) talking about the NBA today, I should mention that the Knicks finally moved Carmelo Anthony - to Oklahoma City.

Fare thee well, Melo. Sorry it didn’t work out.

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wrenchwench  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:39:38am

re: #243 makeitstop

Turn your back?

That would be the equivalent. I was thinking, ‘remain seated’, but that could be taken as obliviousness.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:43:47am

re: #243 makeitstop

Turn your back?

That might make sense. Remaining seated doesn’t quite feel right.

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Belafon  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:49:57am
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ObserverArt  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:53:21am

re: #213 Nyet

Fuck the show-patriotism white displays of nationalism.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:55:29am
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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:56:12am

re: #216 BigPapa

agreeing with Kim Jong-un. You?

Never.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:56:33am

re: #247 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That might make sense. Remaining seated doesn’t quite feel right.

Of course, turning your back is active disrespect, where taking a knee is not. Maybe stand and cover your face?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:57:20am

re: #250 Charles Johnson

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“Real Americans” don’t use the phrase “real Americans” to try to denigrate people who they dislike.

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:57:23am

re: #249 ObserverArt

Fuck the show-patriotism white all displays of nationalism.

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ObserverArt  Sep 23, 2017 • 10:58:56am

re: #228 Skip Intro

For those who still think Kelly has any integrity left at all.

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“Here boy. Come. Get the nice treat. I like generals who grovel before me”.

washingtonpost.com

That did happen. Not to defend Kelly, but he sure was not comfortable with it.

And I do think he can be questioned on integrity. But if he is the only thing maintaining even some amount of control on the Big Don, I don’t know how good it would be for him to leave.

I guess it is degrees of how fucked we are. Trump left on his own in control of what he wants to do would not be a good thing.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:00:29am

re: #241 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m seriously debating what I am going to do during the national anthem at the sportspuck games I have tickets to this year. No easy way to take a knee in the spectator seats.

A walk to the concession stands like many other people attending.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:01:57am

re: #256 GlutenFreeJesus

A walk to the concession stands like many other people attending.

Standing in line still counts as standing…

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dangerman  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:02:33am

re: #247 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That might make sense. Remaining seated doesn’t quite feel right.

Go get a beer. Maybe an American one

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:05:45am

re: #258 dangerman

Go get a beer. Maybe an American one

Never.
/

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:06:36am

re: #250 Charles Johnson

Mr. Watson must be referring to the Trump family in that tweet.

I need to shuffle off to bed … I need to sleep sometime.

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ObserverArt  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:07:41am

re: #254 Nyet

Much agreed. However, these Trumpers seem to tie it all to race. So I used ‘white’ to acknowledge that aspect.

In too many ways a lot of these people are making the U.S. Flag and something like The National Anthem symbols of racism. I’m pretty sure a lot of people of color are seeing it, and I bet the world is seeing it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:12:16am

re: #255 ObserverArt

That did happen. Not to defend Kelly, but he sure was not comfortable with it.

And I do think he can be questioned on integrity. But if he is the only thing maintaining even some amount of control on the Big Don, I don’t know how good it would be for him to leave.

I guess it is degrees of how fucked we are. Trump left on his own in control of what he wants to do would not be a good thing.

He sure can be questioned on integrity. He accepted the job knowing exactly who Donald Trump is and how he conducted his campaign, even if he knew nothing at all about the problems associated with Russia.

A general who can overlook things such as chants to lock up a political opponent or watching attacks on the nation’s free press may not have had much integrity to begin with. I certainly question his oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.

He checked his integrity at the door the moment he accepted the job. The number of stars on his collar device are not an indication of his level of integrity.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:14:25am

re: #261 ObserverArt

Much agreed. However, these Trumpers seem to tie it all to race. So I used ‘white’ to acknowledge that aspect.

In too many ways a lot of these people are making the U.S. Flag and something like The National Anthem symbols of racism. I’m pretty sure a lot of people of color are seeing it, and I bet the world is seeing it.

For whatever it’s worth, I will fight the idea that the flag and the country’s anthem are symbols of racism (though if you read the second verse of the Star Spangled Banner you can see that the idea of slavery and racism is part of the song).

They represent all the nation’s people, not just the racists.

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wrenchwench  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:15:37am

I’m starting to think they’re working together.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:15:38am

re: #232 Dr Lizardo

Well, I mean eventually the world will end tomorrow.

In about, what, five billion or so years?

Give or take a few 100,000 years.

It will be kinda obvious well in advance of the end, as the Sun will gradually get larger and redder, and probably burp out hot, ionized gases a few times along the way. Quite unpleasant.

Given the track record of complex organisms on the Earth, I doubt Homo sapiens will be around in a 100 million years, much less 5 billion.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:16:16am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:17:14am

re: #263 Anymouse 🌹

For whatever it’s worth, I will fight the idea that the flag and the country’s anthem are symbols of racism (though if you read the second verse of the Star Spangled Banner you can see that the idea of slavery and racism is part of the song).

They represent all the nation’s people, not just the racists.

I’m with you on this. I know this country has a sad and sometimes evil history. I know that the current social climate is trending in that direction. And yet, I still celebrate America as it is, lumps and all, and what good I can currently find in it. I admit to standing and saluting when the Star-Spangled Banner was played at Target Field during my recent visit. I won’t celebrate racists or racism, and I understand (and won’t argue against) the desire to protest, but that’s just not how I see it. Not a hill for me to die on, but I’m open to discussion.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:18:37am

re: #265 wheat-dogg

Give or take a few 100,000 years.

It will be kinda obvious well in advance of the end, as the Sun will gradually get larger and redder, and probably burp out hot, ionized gases a few times along the way. Quite unpleasant.

Given the track record of complex organisms on the Earth, I doubt Homo sapiens will be around in a 100 million years, much less 5 billion.

I’m a bit more sanguine; I give it less than one million years until Homo sapiens is extinct.

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ObserverArt  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:20:04am

re: #262 Anymouse 🌹

He sure can be questioned on integrity. He accepted the job knowing exactly who Donald Trump is and how he conducted his campaign, even if he knew nothing at all about the problems associated with Russia.

A general who can overlook things such as chants to lock up a political opponent or watching attacks on the nation’s free press may not have had much integrity to begin with. I certainly question his oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.

He checked his integrity at the door the moment he accepted the job. The number of stars on his collar device are not an indication of his level of integrity.

Agreed.

Can I get you to weigh in on what I see as the greater point?

Is it better for Kelly to be in there as Chief of Staff than someone else, especially a Trump kiss ass?

With Trump there is nothing ideal, nothing normal. So, as much as Kelly sells his soul, is he still doing some good?

I know I don’t want a Trump that can be completely out of control. He’s bad enough and we hear Kelly tries to moderate him. I fear anyone else would be better. Good chances they would be worse.

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wrenchwench  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:22:14am

As for the National Anthem, I am of the persuasion that it provides a welcome distraction for the NFL:

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wrenchwench  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:30:35am

re: #270 wrenchwench

As for the National Anthem, I am of the persuasion that it provides a welcome distraction for the NFL:

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As for the Persuasions, they did some great Zappa:

The Persuasions “The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing”

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ObserverArt  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:33:04am

re: #263 Anymouse 🌹

For whatever it’s worth, I will fight the idea that the flag and the country’s anthem are symbols of racism (though if you read the second verse of the Star Spangled Banner you can see that the idea of slavery and racism is part of the song).

They represent all the nation’s people, not just the racists.

I said they are making them symbols, not that they are. Big difference in the point I was trying to make.

If a racists blockhead is pissed off about Kaepernick, Hill and Curry and their answer is they are un-American and hate the President, the flag and disrespect the anthem, what are they implying?

If a President sets policy that makes people of certain countries unwanted in the U.S. or wants to build a wall to keep others out, and he is seen treating the U.S. Flag and Anthem the way he does…how does the flag not start to become seen by some as a symbol of White Nationalism?

I also try to view things from as many viewpoints as I can. That is why I said I can see some seeing it this way.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:33:11am
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DodgerFan1988  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:34:03am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:55:57am

re: #274 DodgerFan1988

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But Jemille Hill should be fired for calling him a white supremacist.

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retired cynic  Sep 23, 2017 • 11:58:56am

While it’s not the tactic I would advise, I’d like to remind everyone that people aren’t kneeling during the national anthem because they don’t like the singing or the lyrics. They aren’t doing it because they think our flag is ugly. Their point is not to show disrespect or disapproval of either. They’re kneeling to draw attention to the fact that people of color get shot or choked or tased to death by the police at an alarming rate in this country and that the shooters and chokers are almost never found to have committed a sanctionable offense, let alone a crime.

So, when the president says that the protesters are sons of bitches who should be fired for their disloyalty, that’s not just a calculated way to benefit politically, it’s primarily a way to avoid acknowledging the whole point. MORE

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:00:35pm

re: #276 retired cynic

Exactly.

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retired cynic  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:04:29pm

LOTS of good sportstweets!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:04:50pm

TBH the rah rah USA attitude has bothered me since 9/11. One thing to love one’s country which I do. Another to question the patriotism of anyone who doesn’t conform to your vision of patriotism. You say Kaeperick and these athletes disrespects the troops and their sacrifices. I say you’re just as if not more guilty of that. We fought totalitarian regimes where patriotism was mandated. By now, most people have seen that picture of the man in German refusing to take part in Heil Hitler. If we’re going to ostracize people who don’t conform to our idea of patriotism, how the hell are we any better than the people who persecuted that man and later killed him and his Jewish wife?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:07:59pm

Trump’s doubling down saying the athletes must stand if they want their careers. Uh no. It’s never been this way ever in this country nor should it be.

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allegro  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:08:54pm

Cuteness break…

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William Lewis  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:13:11pm

re: #279 HappyWarrior

TBH the rah rah USA attitude has bothered me since 9/11. One thing to love one’s country which I do. Another to question the patriotism of anyone who doesn’t conform to your vision of patriotism. You say Kaeperick and these athletes disrespects the troops and their sacrifices. I say you’re just as if not more guilty of that. We fought totalitarian regimes where patriotism was mandated. By now, most people have seen that picture of the man in German refusing to take part in Heil Hitler. If we’re going to ostracize people who don’t conform to our idea of patriotism, how the hell are we any better than the people who persecuted that man and later killed him and his Jewish wife?

I spent 16 years in Uncle’s green so that Americans can feel free to express their patriotism in many varied ways. A while back the ever “popular” shtick about flag burning came up and I said then what I’ll say now - it is not the method I’d chose to protest but that’s irrelevant. The flag itself is nothing but a bit of colored cloth; if it, as an object, becomes more important than what it symbolizes in our Constitution then this is not America anymore anyway. The Anthem, the Flag, the Pledge are all utterly meaningless at that point and the last American to emigrate should turn off the lights at Her statue on the way past.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:13:17pm

The brisket The Older Boy bought last week got coated in Rub last night. It has now been moved from the fridge to the counter. I plan on testing The Science Of Cooking’s 6-hour recipe (~3 hours in the Weber(till the coals are all gone), then 3 hours in the oven sealed in foil.)

Wish me luck.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:14:49pm

re: #283 Blind Frog Belly White

The brisket The Older Boy bought last week got coated in Rub last night. It has now been moved from the fridge to the counter. I plan on testing The Science Of Cooking’s 6-hour recipe (~3 hours in the Weber(till the coals are all gone), then 3 hours in the oven sealed in foil.)

Wish me luck.

I will only wish you luck if you promise to share.

[Drool.]

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plansbandc  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:15:48pm

re: #245 makeitstop

I think that’s a good place for Mello. Might actually taste a couple of rounds of the playoffs there.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:16:41pm

re: #282 William Lewis

I spent 16 years in Uncle’s green so that Americans can feel free to express their patriotism in many varied ways. A while back the ever “popular” shtick about flag burning came up and I said then what I’ll say now - it is not the method I’d chose to protest but that’s irrelevant. The flag itself is nothing but a bit of colored cloth; if it, as an object, becomes more important than what it symbolizes in our Constitution then this is not America anymore anyway. The Anthem, the Flag, the Pledge are all utterly meaningless at that point and the last American to emigrate should turn off the lights at Her statue on the way past.

We agree 100%. I’d never burn a flag myself but I think someone has the right to do that.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:16:47pm

re: #283 Blind Frog Belly White

Are you going to marinate?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:17:20pm

re: #285 plansbandc

I think that’s a good place for Mello. Might actually taste a couple of rounds of the playoffs there.

Won’t be the main show there either with Westbrook. From what I understand, Mello is a decent guy.

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CongoJack  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:18:09pm

re: #286 HappyWarrior

Final speech from the move The American President is relevant.

Youtube

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:18:58pm

re: #285 plansbandc

I think that’s a good place for Mello. Might actually taste a couple of rounds of the playoffs there.

No doubt. That team is gonna make some noise, even out there in the oh-so-stacked West.

I liked Melo as a player and enjoyed his time here. Were it not for Knicks management’s proclivity for making really horrible personnel moves (and Amar’e Stoudemire breaking down physically), Knicks could have done something.

I am pretty excited to watch a Melo-less Knicks club, even if they lose more than they win. They’re young and maybe they’ll find their way.

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:21:51pm

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Won’t be the main show there either with Westbrook. From what I understand, Mello is a decent guy.

He’s a good man, and he was a good soldier even when Phil Jackson tried to systematically destroy his value.

And yeah, he’s going to get tons of open looks with Westbrook running the show and PG lurking with him. His game will be closer to his Team USA game if he doesn’t have to be The Man.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:25:26pm

tantrum:

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meteor  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:26:07pm

re: #264 wrenchwench

I love them.

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plansbandc  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:27:02pm

re: #290 makeitstop

I do hope the Knicks are good again some day. They were my first NBA team before the Nuggets joined the NBA. (I loved Dave DeBusschere)

Mello was fun to watch as a Nugget too. Great offensive player.

Hope he does great in OKC.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:27:08pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

tantrum:

[Embedded content]

You disrespected the flag when you showed a preference for Putin over our own President, you piece of orange shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:27:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:28:02pm

I always liked Mello since he’s fairly local- from Baltimore. I hope he does well in OKC too. I’m sick of GS. I respect their players and their talent but new blood is always good.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:28:25pm

re: #296 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Boom! Schiff with the three! (In best Marv Albert)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:28:36pm
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retired cynic  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:29:46pm

Remember the fun Respectable Lawyer had on his Twitter about a photo of a self-righteous Republican in bandaids? And how we all rolled on the floor laughing? Sorry if I’m late to this party, but I thought it sounded like Juanita Jean (Susan DuQuesnay Bankston), who calls her husband Bubba and her son (both lawyers) Little Bubba. And it was! Juanita Jean is the blogger who posted the bandaid photo, and Little Bubba is Respectable Lawyer. I love it even more!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:30:06pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:30:48pm

re: #295 HappyWarrior

I had a similar reaction.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:31:14pm

burn………

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:33:13pm

re: #287 Dave In Austin

Are you going to marinate?

Nope. Dry rub.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:34:06pm

Superman: Social Justice Warrior

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:35:19pm

re: #298 HappyWarrior

Boom! Schiff with the three! (In best Marv Albert)

For a true Marv, you need a YES! :)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:38:07pm

re: #299 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Bree was the young woman who took down a CSA flag wasn’t she? Name sounds familiar.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:38:09pm

re: #258 dangerman

Go get a beer. Maybe an American one

They don’t stock American gin at my sportsplace. An oversight, I think.

re: #252 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Of course, turning your back is active disrespect, where taking a knee is not. Maybe stand and cover your face?

I can see this point too. If I turn sideways I might be able to take a knee. I can even do it in the direction of the flag from where my seats are.

Still something I have to think about some more. I don’t feel like standing is the right thing to do. (If I go to the concessions stand, I’ll actually miss puck drop which I do prefer to see so.)

I plan to stand for the Canadian anthem on the games where that is played, for what it is worth.

Too bad I don’t have tickets for a Dallas Stars game this year, where the fans boo every time the word “stars” shows up in the anthem.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:38:18pm

re: #306 makeitstop

For a true Marv, you need a YES! :)

YES!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:38:45pm

re: #305 DodgerFan1988

Superman: Social Justice Warrior

[Embedded content]

Pfft he was an illegal from Krypton. //

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:39:04pm

Anyway, hi, the margarita with lunch was tasty I like Saturdays why do you ask punctuation is overrated.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:39:15pm

re: #303 Backwoods_Sleuth

burn………

[Embedded content]

Respect. I wish more veterans like her would speak out.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:39:48pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Bree was the young woman who took down a CSA flag wasn’t she? Name sounds familiar.

Yes, that was her. She got arrested for her trouble, as I recall.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:39:52pm

After years of reading and participating in discussions on watch forums of the safety of working on radium-dialed watches (don’t lick the dial, don’t snort the dust), I read a post this morning asking about the safety of Tritium dials. My response? Tritium’s beta particle is very low energy, nothing to worry about.

Now I wish I’d responded “Lazy Tritium’s beta is very low energy! Sad!”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:40:39pm

re: #313 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yes, that was her. She got arrested for her trouble, as I recall.

Yes, she did. Brave young woman.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:41:54pm

Anyhow I’m going to a baseball game tonight in Baltimore. It should be interesting since the Orioles’ CF Adam Jones has spoken about experiencing racism while playing and the Orioles ownership to their credit has been very sympathetic towards BLM and doing something about police brutality.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:42:34pm

re: #316 HappyWarrior

Anyhow I’m going to a baseball game tonight in Baltimore. It should be interesting since the Orioles’ CF Adam Jones has spoken about experiencing racism while playing and the Orioles ownership to their credit has been very sympathetic towards BLM and doing something about police brutality.

I hope there are some knees taken.

I hope that might include you in the stands.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:45:39pm

re: #317 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I hope there are some knees taken.

I hope that might include you in the stands.

I’m definitely thinking about it.

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electrotek  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:45:47pm

Exposed Muslim preacher Nauman Ali Khan’s Whatsapp messages have been leaked, and yeah dude’s a major creeper:

Read through the thread, and this just reinforces my belief that no one who claims to be “pious” should be put on a pedestal.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:46:14pm

re: #318 HappyWarrior

I’m definitely thinking about it.

Today especially I feel it’s important.

Respectful. Non-disruptive. Makes a statement.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:46:57pm

re: #320 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Today especially I feel it’s important.

Respectful. Non-disruptive. Makes a statement.

Yeah no doubt about it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:47:01pm

re: #311 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Anyway, hi, the margarita with lunch was tasty I like Saturdays why do you ask punctuation is overrated.

Just got off the phone with fishfolk. My dad was gushing about Trump’s asshole remarks, both with regard to the NFL and about revoking the Golden State Warriors’ invitation. And now I need a drink but I’ve been drinking too much this week and argle bargle.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:48:54pm

re: #322 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Just got off the phone with fishfolk. My dad was gushing about Trump’s asshole remarks, both with regard to the NFL and about revoking the Golden State Warriors’ invitation. And now I need a drink but I’ve been drinking too much this week and argle bargle.

I’m so sorry.

You (and other Lizards who have to deal with immediate family that is in a different reality than the actual one we inhabit) have all my sympathy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:48:59pm

Anyhow time to go.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:49:00pm

I realize its lagniappe, but did you catch that the president also talked shit about NFL head injuries?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:49:30pm

re: #325 The Ghost of a Flea

I realize its lagniappe, but did you catch that the president also talked shit about NFL head injuries?

No, I missed that. What a fucking dipshit.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:49:51pm

re: #325 The Ghost of a Flea

I realize its lagniappe, but did you catch that the president also talked shit about NFL head injuries?

At least the NFL is doing something about it, in some vague lip-service sense?

///

No, seriously, don’t get me started on the NHL’s response.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:51:22pm

re: #325 The Ghost of a Flea

I realize its lagniappe, but did you catch that the president also talked shit about NFL head injuries?

See my comment upthread about it.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:51:30pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:53:09pm

re: #325 The Ghost of a Flea

I realize its lagniappe, but did you catch that the president also talked shit about NFL head injuries?

Yep.

#270

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:54:01pm

re: #314 Blind Frog Belly White

After years of reading and participating in discussions on watch forums of the safety of working on radium-dialed watches (don’t lick the dial, don’t snort the dust), I read a post this morning asking about the safety of Tritium dials. My response? Tritium’s beta particle is very low energy, nothing to worry about.

Now I wish I’d responded “Lazy Tritium’s beta is very low energy! Sad!”

5 year half life or so? Then replace?

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scottslemmons  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:55:09pm

re: #305 DodgerFan1988

Superman: Social Justice Warrior

[Embedded content]

And not just Superman!

Not to mention that antifa bastard Captain America!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:55:38pm

re: #332 scottslemmons

And not just Superman!

[Embedded content]

Not to mention that antifa bastard Captain America!

Yeah, but then Cap went and became a Nazi, so.

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:55:46pm

re: #68 Nyet

Notably, not only the guy is still there, his tweets are still up. Twitter cares (c)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:56:43pm

re: #329 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I am mostly indifferent to basketball but I gotta say the Warriors are kind of growing on me in the sense that they are standing for excellent values and not being gigantic assholes.

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CongoJack  Sep 23, 2017 • 12:58:18pm

re: #335 klys (maker of Silmarils)

minus Green… who likes to kick guys in the privates during games… I have no quarrels with the rest of the Warriors.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:00:01pm

If I didn’t convey it, I’m just completely fucking floored by the last speech.

Not the speaker, the wants of the anticipated audience.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:00:44pm

re: #336 CongoJack

minus Green… who likes to kick guys in the privates during games… I have no quarrels with the rest of the Warriors.

I’ll take your word for it. I watch absolutely no basketball except for what I am trapped into at sportsbars.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:00:47pm

re: #337 The Ghost of a Flea

If I didn’t convey it, I’m just completely fucking floored by the last speech.

Not the speaker, the wants of the anticipated audience.

He’d be just another asshole with a Twitter account if not for his supporters.

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scottslemmons  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:01:35pm

re: #333 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, but then Cap went and became a Nazi, so.

Well, Marvel should stop letting Nazi-curious weirdos like Nick Spencer write for them. >:(

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:02:14pm

re: #340 scottslemmons

Well, Marvel should stop letting Nazi-curious weirdos like Nick Spencer write for them. >:(

My upding button is broken, it only went up once.

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CongoJack  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:03:27pm

re: #338 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Hes done it about 4 times in the playoffs the last few years. Got suspended a couple times for it as well. Its quite obvious that it wasn’t accident.

I only watch NBA playoffs.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:03:49pm

My husband might have to agree with an action taken by the UNC basketball team. His parents may never recover.

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Nyet  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:04:22pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:05:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:06:36pm

re: #344 Nyet

[Embedded content]

Tough talking internet wanker would never say that to your face.

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:07:01pm

re: #335 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I am mostly indifferent to basketball but I gotta say the Warriors are kind of growing on me in the sense that they are standing for excellent values and not being gigantic assholes.

NBA players have been at the forefront in arguing for social justice.

This happened in July, 2016.

[2016 ESPYs] Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, & LeBron James opening segment.

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plansbandc  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:07:16pm

re: #344 Nyet

Reported.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:11:08pm

re: #347 makeitstop

NBA players have been at the forefront in arguing for social justice.

This happened in July, 2016.

[Embedded content]

I really respect this generation of athletes. It’s the total opposite of Michael Jordan’s “Republicans buy shoes too.” This is their country too and they have every right to speak out

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petesh  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:13:03pm

re: #335 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I am mostly indifferent to basketball but I gotta say the Warriors are kind of growing on me in the sense that they are standing for excellent values and not being gigantic assholes.

Top-down AND bottom-up. I give a lot of credit to Steve Kerr, who’s always been a good guy (even when he hit the title-winning shot for the Bulls), personally charming and politically astute, and dedicated not only to clubhouse camaraderie but to a brand of basketball that relies on cooperation among the players. They pass a lot, oh, and they have Curry. And Thompson. And they got Durant because all their top players (Curry, Thompson, Green and Iguodala) went to him and said please join us. Heck, they’ve even got the funniest “villain” in the NBA.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:13:48pm

Popovich in SA is another great guy.

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petesh  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:15:11pm

re: #351 HappyWarrior

Popovich in SA is another great guy.

Yes, Kerr always credits him as the best teacher.

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makeitstop  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:15:21pm

re: #351 HappyWarrior

Popovich in SA is another great guy.

The league is not going to be the same once Pop is gone.

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BigPapa  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:15:43pm

re: #344 Nyet

Cuckustani Flag Twitter background. Nice.

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electrotek  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:17:17pm
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allegro  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:18:04pm

re: #335 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I am mostly indifferent to basketball but I gotta say the Warriors are kind of growing on me in the sense that they are standing for excellent values and not being gigantic assholes.

Watching Steph Curry play is a damn near religious experience too.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:18:06pm

re: #355 electrotek

[Embedded content]

Jesus, a prophet in Islam.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:18:41pm

re: #352 petesh

Yes, Kerr always credits him as the best teacher.

Best coach in NBA history after Red Auerbach imo.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:20:27pm

re: #341 klys (maker of Silmarils)

My upding button is broken, it only went up once.

Check it again, I think I got it working.

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ObserverArt  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:21:48pm

re: #291 makeitstop

He’s a good man, and he was a good soldier even when Phil Jackson tried to systematically destroy his value.

And yeah, he’s going to get tons of open looks with Westbrook running the show and PG lurking with him. His game will be closer to his Team USA game if he doesn’t have to be The Man.

How many basketballs they get to play with during a game? I don’t see a lot of working the ball around for a good shot. And everyone knows it stops when it gets to Mello…if it ever gets to Mello.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:22:00pm

re: #355 electrotek

[Embedded content]

and here I always thought that Jesus was a highly respected prophet in the Koran.

I learn all sorts of new stuff on the internetz…

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TedStriker  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:47:28pm

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wouldn’t that be a state records law violation?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:47:33pm

re: #331 Unshaken Defiance

5 year half life or so? Then replace?

12 years, but it’s a gradual fade. From the 1990s on, it was mostly tritium + a fluor in sealed tubes. Not sure how easily replaced those are.

Lots of folks replace their radioactive lume with light-activated stuff these days.

The old radium stuff, even though 95+% of the radiactivity is still there (1600 year half-life), the Zinc Sulfide fluor is burned out. So you get all the joys of radiation with none of the benefits!

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TedStriker  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:52:27pm

re: #332 scottslemmons

And not just Superman!

[Embedded content]

Not to mention that antifa bastard Captain America!

Well, considering the current incarnation of Cap is a fucking Nazi now, so…

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BeachDem  Sep 23, 2017 • 1:55:10pm

re: #347 makeitstop

NBA players have been at the forefront in arguing for social justice.

This happened in July, 2016.

[Embedded content]

And contrary to many negative tales told about the Boston Celtics:

The Celtics were the first NBA franchise to draft an African-American player — Chuck Cooper in 1950. They became the first NBA team to send an all-black starting lineup onto the floor. The man responsible was the same guy who put together the Celtics teams of the 1980s: Red Auerbach…

The Celtics made Russell the league’s first black head coach.

The Celtics didn’t just plug their African-American players into the lineup haphazardly. As Nelson George detailed in the book “Elevating the Game: The History and Aesthetics of Black Men in Basketball,” the Celtics utilized African-Americans in ways that defied the stereotype of black players as flashy, athletic scorers. Starting with Russell, the black Celtics players were renowned for their defense, the aspect of the game associated with determination and hard work

espn.com

(Since everyone loves to hate Boston teams, thought I’d applaud the Celtics of my youth—Russell, Sanders, KC and Sam Jones et al.)

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 23, 2017 • 3:50:47pm

re: #304 Blind Frog Belly White

Nope. Dry rub.

I would at least spit on my palm first. Wait, what….


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HOFFMAN FILES Instant “Axis” - All Hitler, All the Time.blog.timesunion.com When I was 14 or so, my parents were nice enough to take me on a trip to California.  The last stop in our journey was San Francisco.  My parents had been there once before and were quite fond ...
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