And Now, an Astounding Performance on Triple Neck Acoustic Guitar: Luca Stricagnoli - FEEL GOOD INC. (Gorillaz)

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“Feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz, arranged and performed by Luca Stricagnoli.

The instrument played in this video is a custom Triple Neck Guitar handmade by Davide Serracini serracini.it;

Video by Joe Ehrhardt / a2k-media & music a2k.de

The percussive tool shown in the video is called Multi Clap and it’s made by Schlagwerk - schlagwerk.com

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:02:31pm
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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:05:24pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:10:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:14:37pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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I’m so sick of this pedantic bullshit used to dismiss criticism.

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:22:10pm

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:29:00pm

Just a comment about the actual video: That has to be his “Feel Good Guitar.” It’s pretty much set up for that song. The amount of skill to pull that off is incredible, though.

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:31:01pm
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danarchy  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:31:09pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

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Some background on the clown, he is Kevin McCrea a millionaire developer in Boston who has changed his name legally to Pat Payaso for his run for city council (apparently payaso is spanish for clown). He has donated a million dollars to his own campaign so has more in his coffers than anyone else running. It is some sort of statement about how the boston city council are a bunch of clowns.

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I cannot.  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:33:01pm

re: #9 danarchy

That is simultaneously both insane and kinda awesome.

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William Lewis  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:35:40pm

This is an insane performance of a one trick guitar. I can’t really imagine what else he could do with it - but omg the skill to do that song like this even with that guitar? I love Gorillaz but this is just killer.

ETA: Oh, hell, it’s the guy that did that version of Thunderstruck. No wonder …

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:37:33pm

re: #9 danarchy

And here I thought that was a marketing tie in for IT.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:38:08pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

Pretty fucking astounding how fast those pictures leaked.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:40:22pm
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:41:12pm
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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:51:40pm
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I cannot.  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:51:47pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart

Is he auditioning for a job in the Trump administration? JFC

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:52:11pm

“… Meanwhile, Pete Santilli, who has argued that he was a journalist covering the confrontation between the Bundy family and law enforcement, has agreed to plead guilty to felony conspiracy, his lawyer Chris Rasmussen told U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Tuesday. …”

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:54:08pm

The NRA is evil to its core. They are responsible for thousands of deaths annually and unless this organization is disbanded, they will continue to corrupt and damage this country. The NRA fanatics I know are all avid Trump supporters; they regurgitate almost every right-wing meme. O’Reilly asserts that Las Vegas is the price of freedom; and every one of them believes this; even if they lose a loved one, they don’t reconsider their position. The one band member who lived through the attack and changed his mind is the rare exception.

Unless the Republican party suddenly grows a backbone and decides to do what’s right (like that will ever happen), we will continue to have periodic massacres, almost daily multiple shootings, and bloodshed on our streets.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:54:32pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Does someone have that Salon/Buzzfeed/WaPo/NYT article (they are all possible)
that had the sound of the actual shooting & compared it to semi auto/bump stock/full auto?

It was incredible & I’m pissed I didn’t save it.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:57:15pm

Thread
(Yes, Confederate markers in the state of Washington)

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MsJ  Oct 3, 2017 • 8:59:03pm

Holy shit. Read that article. And look at what the right wing nuts focus on. Fuck this country sometimes. And there asshole abusers. How is this legal?

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freetoken  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:02:50pm

So I was looking at my Amazon Music app on my Mac, checked to see what Christmas music they have, and surprise - they have 6 channels.

Then I listen to some music and go back and check again a few minutes later. Now there are 11 Christmas channels.

How weird.

Not that I’m complaining.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:06:10pm

Yes, those are two fully automatic assault rifles One in .308, the other .223

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:06:57pm

The NRA has gone too far…

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:09:01pm

re: #14 Eclectic Cyborg

Pretty fucking astounding how fast those pictures leaked.

$$$

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:11:53pm

No one recalls that article with the audio comparisons?

Dang

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:13:45pm

re: #28 Stanley Sea

This one?

nytimes.com

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:15:38pm

re: #29 Kragar

This one?

nytimes.com

YES. Thank you.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:18:31pm

OK Ya’ll, time to read another story about heroism & loss.

We owe it to these people.

Wesley Lowery - WaPo

washingtonpost.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:22:40pm

re: #26 Joe Bacon 🌹

The NRA has gone too far…

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Evil even for them!

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:22:41pm

re: #31 Stanley Sea

OK Ya’ll, time to read another story about heroism & loss.

We owe it to these people.

Wesley Lowery - WaPo

washingtonpost.com

Read that. The ending was sad.

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freetoken  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:25:01pm

It’s the only genre that I can think of, that is widespread anyway, that is calendrically bound:

Jolly Old St. Nicholas / Ray Conniff Singers

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:26:24pm

re: #21 Stanley Sea

Does someone have that Salon/Buzzfeed/WaPo/NYT article (they are all possible)
that had the sound of the actual shooting & compared it to semi auto/bump stock/full auto?

It was incredible & I’m pissed I didn’t save it.

re: #28 Stanley Sea

No one recalls that article with the audio comparisons?

Dang

Sorry, missed your post

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:27:33pm

re: #33 wheat-dogg

Read that. The ending was sad.

So much.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:28:09pm

re: #31 Stanley Sea

OK Ya’ll, time to read another story about heroism & loss.

We owe it to these people.

Wesley Lowery - WaPo

washingtonpost.com

Beautiful yet heartbreaking story.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:28:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:28:56pm

re: #33 wheat-dogg

Read that. The ending was sad.

I teared up reading it. Hoping the end would be happy but alas.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:29:37pm

re: #36 Stanley Sea

So much.

I had hopes she would survive, a la a Hollywood ending.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:31:05pm

re: #40 wheat-dogg

I had hopes she would survive, a la a Hollywood ending.

And the two would become best friends forever and use this tragedy to make the world a better place in their own way. That poor guy. He sounds like a lovely, caring guy.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:39:47pm

re: #41 HappyWarrior

And the two would become best friends forever and use this tragedy to make the world a better place in their own way. That poor guy. He sounds like a lovely, caring guy.

Boy meets girl by chance. They hit it off. Attend concert together. Crazy dude opens fire on crowd. Girl hit; boy protects her, sends her to hospital. Boy searches for girl. Girl is dead. Boy meets family. Roll credits.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:40:56pm

re: #41 HappyWarrior

And the two would become best friends forever and use this tragedy to make the world a better place in their own way. That poor guy. He sounds like a lovely, caring guy.

He needs to be honored for what he did.

I’m so sad.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:41:27pm

Lre: #42 wheat-dogg

Boy meets girl by chance. They hit it off. Attend concert together. Crazy dude opens fire on crowd. Girl hit; boy protects her, send her to hospital. Boy searches for girl. Girl is dead. Boy meets family. Roll credits.

Breaks your heart doesn’t it? Fucking Paddock hurt a lot of people.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:43:57pm

re: #43 Stanley Sea

He needs to be honored for what he did.

I’m so sad.

He does. I’m not one to quote the Bible often but I can’t help but to think of that line by the apostle John about the men who risks his life for his friends. I feel so sad for all these lives impacted by this bastard’s horrible act.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:46:17pm

re: #31 Stanley Sea

OK Ya’ll, time to read another story about heroism & loss.

We owe it to these people.

Wesley Lowery - WaPo

washingtonpost.com

It made me weep. And when it comes to the NRA and their congressional prostitutes—may they all burn in hell for all eternity…

Republicans are saying now is not the time to talk about gun legislation. Well WHEN is the time? How many people have to be shot before anything is done? 1,000? 2,000? 10,000?

GIVE ME A FUCKING NUMBER, MCCONNELL!

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danarchy  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:46:33pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

L

Breaks your heart doesn’t it? Fucking Paddock hurt a lot of people.

I still can’t wrap my head around how a 64 year old guy who has apparently never had any sort of run in with the law suddenly decides to murder a whole bunch of random people.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:47:00pm

re: #43 Stanley Sea

re: #44 HappyWarrior

re: #45 HappyWarrior

It’s unfair/ Those two could have become best friends or even lovers, but for one sick dude with a cache of weapons and desire to use them.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:47:48pm

re: #47 danarchy

I still can’t wrap my head around how a 64 year old guy who has apparently never had any sort of run in with the law suddenly decides to murder a whole bunch of random people.

I know.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:49:21pm

re: #48 wheat-dogg

It’s unfair/ Those two could have become best friends or even lovers, but for one sick dude with a cache of weapons and desire to use them.

Yep. It really seems like they hit it off and were having a nice time until all hell broke loose.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:49:51pm

re: #47 danarchy

I still can’t wrap my head around how a 64 year old guy who has apparently never had any sort of run in with the law suddenly decides to murder a whole bunch of random people.

danachy, I just think of the line from Psycho, “We all go a little mad…sometimes…”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:51:13pm

re: #47 danarchy

I still can’t wrap my head around how a 64 year old guy who has apparently never had any sort of run in with the law suddenly decides to murder a whole bunch of random people.

Maybe he always wanted to, but didn’t because he’d end up dead after. Maybe something happened that made him not mind ending up dead.

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:52:33pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

Let’s not use the mass murderer’s name, shall we? It makes him famous, when his victims should be more famous. Just a suggestion.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:53:54pm

It really is times like this I miss Obama because I know he’d be working to unify the country and I know he’d be comforting those who lost friends and family the best he could.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:54:23pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

Let’s not use the mass murderer’s name, shall we? It makes him famous, when his victims should be more famous. Just a suggestion.

Sure thing. Noted for future ref.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:54:41pm

re: #54 HappyWarrior

It really is times like this I miss Obama because I know he’d be working to unify the country and I know he’d be comforting those who lost friends and family the best he could.

Instead we have a President about whom most wonder if he even feels anything.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:55:10pm

re: #56 Blind Frog Belly White

Instead we have a President about whom most wonder if he even feels anything.

I know.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:56:21pm

re: #54 HappyWarrior

It really is times like this I miss Obama because I know he’d be working to unify the country and I know he’d be comforting those who lost friends and family the best he could.

And the RepubliKKKlans would do what they always did with him—attack and denounce him 24/7.

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:56:42pm

That New Yorker article about how the elderly lose their rights is fucking terrifying, mainly because my parents are fast approaching the age of the poor hapless marks the article details.

newyorker.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:56:59pm

re: #58 Joe Bacon 🌹

And the RepubliKKKlans would do what they always did with him—attack and denounce him 24/7.

Of course they would. We saw how they’re attacking Clinton.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:57:36pm

re: #56 Blind Frog Belly White

Instead we have a President about whom most wonder if he even feels anything.

Oh, we have a Narcissistic Nincompoop President who only cares about himself!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:59:04pm

I’m mostly sad and numb because I fear we’re going to be talking about this again.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 9:59:57pm

re: #59 teleskiguy

That New Yorker article about how the elderly lose their rights is fucking terrifying, mainly because my parents are fast approaching the age of the poor hapless marks the article details.

newyorker.com

Brings back memories of how Wells Fargo fleeced my dad by giving him larger and larger lines of credit against his home. When Dad died he was in over his neck in debt. Wells seized his house.

The only good thing that came from that was Wells lost a nifty chunk of change with the house sale. Oh well, those crooks just posted it as a charge off in their annual statement of earnings…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:00:08pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

Let’s not use the mass murderer’s name, shall we? It makes him famous, when his victims should be more famous. Just a suggestion.

I understand the sentiment, but honestly it’s a lot easier to type his name than type ‘the guy who did this’. And we’ll discuss him because trying to understand why this happened is what humans do. We try to understand and to make extreme events fit into our Weltanschauung. It bothers us till we can.

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:00:30pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

I’m mostly sad and numb because I fear we’re going to be talking about this again.

I’m already there.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:00:54pm

I remember Virginia Tech and I of course remember Pulse. The politicians sent their thoughts and prayers but very few are willing to take on the elephant in the room in easy access to these weapons.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:01:56pm

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:02:37pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

I’m already there.

Yeah I hear ya. Virginia Tech was that moment for me since I knew so many people there. Sandy Hook is becoming more and more personal to me as my niece grows older.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:03:38pm

re: #66 HappyWarrior

I remember Virginia Tech and I of course remember Pulse. The politicians sent their thoughts and prayers but very few are willing to take on the elephant in the room in easy access to these weapons.

Click through and read the thread…

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:03:51pm

re: #64 Blind Frog Belly White

‘the guy who did this’

The murderer
The butcher
The gunman
The psycho
The piece of shit
The fuckin’ asshole
The gun hobbyist
The Mandalay Bay killer
The LV shooter

on and on

Feel free to copy and paste.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:04:03pm

re: #67 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Ha!

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:05:07pm

re: #42 wheat-dogg

Boy meets girl by chance. They hit it off. Attend concert together. Crazy dude opens fire on crowd. Girl hit; boy protects her, sends her to hospital. Boy searches for girl. Girl is dead. Boy meets family. Roll credits.

Kind of clinical there Wheat.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:05:42pm

re: #70 teleskiguy

The murderer
The butcher
The gunman
The psycho
The piece of shit
The fuckin’ asshole
The gun hobbyist
The Mandalay Bay killer
The LV shooter

on and on

Feel free to copy and paste.

How about Voldemort?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:06:18pm

re: #69 Blind Frog Belly White

Click through and read the thread…

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You can’t legislate evil? I’m seeing that one a lot. Explains why murder is legal. Oh wait.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:08:26pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

You can’t legislate evil? I’m seeing that one a lot. Explains why murder is legal. Oh wait.

It’s the dumbest damned argument. If you REALLY believe it, it negates the purpose of any criminal law, because criminals will just break them - although, if you get rid of all the criminal laws, would there still be criminals?

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:10:09pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

L

Breaks your heart doesn’t it? Fucking Paddock hurt a lot of people.

Anderson Cooper said tonight, we will not name the killer, we will name the victims.

Then he went on……Columbine…remember a victim name? no, just the killers.
Aurora? Remember a victim name?
Sandy Hook? Remember the kids names? no, just the killer

It was stark & it was how it should be.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:10:38pm

re: #75 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s the dumbest damned argument. If you REALLY believe it, it negates the purpose of any criminal law, because criminals will just break them - although, if you get rid of all the criminal laws, would there still be criminals?

Yep. It’s just idiotic and I’m used to people in that party saying some pretty damn stupid things about guns and crime.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:11:25pm

re: #76 Stanley Sea

Anderson Cooper said tonight, we will not name the killer, we will name the victims.

Then he went on……Columbine…remember a victim name? no, just the killers.
Aurora? Remember a victim name?
Sandy Hook? Remember the kids names? no, just the killer

It was stark & it was how it should be.

Cooper is one of our better journalists imo.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:11:40pm

re: #47 danarchy

I still can’t wrap my head around how a 64 year old guy who has apparently never had any sort of run in with the law suddenly decides to murder a whole bunch of random people.

Gambling debts.
Hid his failure as a human being for many years
Found a way to buy access to killing,

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:12:24pm

Night guys. May tomorrow be a better day.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:13:44pm

re: #51 Joe Bacon 🌹

danachy, I just think of the line from Psycho, “We all go a little mad…sometimes…”

Dog, so far my madness will result in a wrecked house for a week.

Then I clean up.

I still feel fucked up.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:18:26pm

re: #72 Stanley Sea

Kind of clinical there Wheat.

Sorry I’m thinking of plot analysis. It’s a Hollywood romance gone horribly wrong.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:19:34pm

I had to be cheered up some. If you don’t know about Nujeen, you should look her up on Google and Amazon.

I Am Not a Number: A Refugee’s Tale | Nujeen Mustafa | TEDxExeter

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:23:50pm

re: #76 Stanley Sea

Columbine…remember a victim name?

Rachel Scott
Cassie Bernall
Cory Depooter
Brian Rorhbaugh
Dave Sanders
Kelly Fleming
Daniel Mauser
Lauren Townsend
Matt Ketcher
Isiah Shoels
Kyle Velasquez
John Tomlin
Steven Curnow.

I remember.

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:27:05pm

re: #20 Hecuba’s daughter

The NRA is evil to its core. They are responsible for thousands of deaths annually and unless this organization is disbanded, they will continue to corrupt and damage this country. The NRA fanatics I know are all avid Trump supporters; they regurgitate almost every right-wing meme. O’Reilly asserts that Las Vegas is the price of freedom; and every one of them believes this; even if they lose a loved one, they don’t reconsider their position. The one band member who lived through the attack and changed his mind is the rare exception.

Unless the Republican party suddenly grows a backbone and decides to do what’s right (like that will ever happen), we will continue to have periodic massacres, almost daily multiple shootings, and bloodshed on our streets.

The only reason the NRA is not the most evil organization in the US today is because it is in servitude to a greater evil — the GOP and ultimately the GOP plutocrats that have owned the party and set its strategy for decades.

The takeover of the NRA by a mob of second amendment zealots was one of the first success stories for the US hard right as it made its long march through the institutions of power. This has led to a total blockade of gun rights reforms, which is a perpetual source of anger, conflict and resentment all of which ultimately benefits the right.

Even as I see the pattern, I cannot hide my absolute contempt for the second amendment, which just fuels the resentments of gun rights advocates.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:29:10pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:32:19pm

re: #86 FormerDirtDart

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The Constitution as ritual blood sacrifice.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:38:33pm
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Ace-o-aces  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:39:37pm

re: #86 FormerDirtDart

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:44:08pm

From Ana Navarros feed

Keep up the pressure on this presidency via tweet. (manipulation is easy)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:45:19pm

re: #47 danarchy

I still can’t wrap my head around how a 64 year old guy who has apparently never had any sort of run in with the law suddenly decides to murder a whole bunch of random people.

Given his wealth, his color, and his apparent choice to move around, that there’s no formal documentation of his bad behavior doesn’t mean it wasn’t there.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:46:37pm

re: #90 Stanley Sea

From Ana Navarros feed

Keep up the pressure on this presidency via tweet. (manipulation is easy)

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Sadly, it seems Twitter has become the public’s only means to pressure the administration to do the right thing. The Trump WH has no moral compass otherwise.

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:49:36pm

In a dark vile time in news and politics, this actually cracked me the fuck up when I first opened Twitter today.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:50:00pm

re: #88 Ace-o-aces

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:50:52pm

re: #94 Kragar

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I cannot.  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:53:31pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:57:54pm

re: #92 wheat-dogg

Sadly, it seems Twitter has become the public’s only means to pressure the administration to do the right thing. The Trump WH has no moral compass otherwise.

HE IS WHO WE THOUGHT HE WAS

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austin_blue  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:59:18pm

re: #97 Stanley Sea

HE IS WHO WE THOUGHT HE WAS

Of course he is. How could he have been anything else?

Night all. Sweet scaly dreams.

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teleskiguy  Oct 3, 2017 • 10:59:18pm

re: #97 Stanley Sea

HE IS WHO WE THOUGHT HE WAS

HILLARY FUCKIN’ WARNED US OVER AND OVER

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Cheechako  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:02:20pm

If this is true, good for them.

Iceland Bans American Televangelists

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:04:33pm

re: #94 Kragar

I thought that was why AOL was still around

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I cannot.  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:05:35pm

re: #99 teleskiguy

HE WARNED US OVER AND OVER TOO!

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danarchy  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:07:49pm

re: #100 Cheechako

If this is true, good for them.

Iceland Bans American Televangelists

um…that is satire

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:09:54pm

Someone actually went there. For real.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:10:13pm

re: #96 I cannot.

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Sign up?

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Cheechako  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:16:38pm

re: #103 danarchy

um…that is satire

It may be satire but still an excellent idea.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:23:18pm

As noted earlier, the conspira-lie nutosphere is alive with reports that ISIS has claimed the Las Vegas massacre and given the perp the name “Abu Abd Abdulbar al-Ameriki,”
My Arabic is a bit rusty, and never was fluent, but I really think this “name” means something like “father and servant of the bar, the American.” AFAIK, “bar,” in the sense of a booze hall, is an English loan-word and means the same thing in Arabic that it does in English. In other words, this is authentic wingnut gibberish.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:23:19pm

re: #96 I cannot.

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:28:52pm

re: #107 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Somewhere in a cave in Pakistan:

“Great news Akbar, we are ready to strike the US mainland in multiple locations using unprecedented tactics”

“What’s the expected result?”

“Mass casualties in the US and another mideast war where the US pisses away lives and wealth for a decade, accomplishing very little. Republican domestic priorities will probably not happen.”

“Put the plan on hold, Ahmed. This isn’t nearly as good for us as what the American devils are already doing to themselves.”

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:40:53pm

re: #104 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m facing a tough question in the US gun public policy mess. We have two commonly used wingnut arguments at times like these:

1) What’s the big deal with guns? Cars, knives, potato peelers, limp noodles etc. can all be lethal weapons as well.

2) The justification of the second amendment is that it is supposed to guarantee to the people the right to sufficient weaponry to overthrow the government, if necessary.

Which of these two arguments more thoroughly self-beclowns anyone who makes it? (to be fair, omit the potato peeler and limp noodle from option #1)

Of course this is a completely frivolous bit of mindless entertainment that I engage in to momentarily distract myself from the fact that absolutely nothing will be done about this mess.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:49:41pm

I’m finding myself very detached, clinical, and analytical about this whole thing. If I’m angry, it’s more annoyed not boiling anger. Maybe all my adrenalin got used up. Maybe this just feels like one more thing on top of the shitpile that America is trying really hard to become.

But I find myself getting annoyed by people saying this guy ‘snapped’. This assumes far too much. ‘Snapped’ to me implies a crime of passion. This was cold, ruthless, almost mechanical in its efficiency. He planned this a long time. He paid attention to details. He was a monster, but not an out-of-control crazy loon.

The descriptions I’ve read of his lifestyle seem to imply a guy who basically ‘had it all’ but had no roots, no attachments. He lived in hotels, or in houses he barely furnished.

Broken, not snapped. Something missing inside, possibly his whole life. His Dad was, after all, psychopathic, according to the FBI, right? Perhaps he’d spent his whole life feeling little or no connection or empathy for anyone, and was restrained only by the knowledge of what happens when you get caught.

I’ve commented before that if you’re only good for fear of punishment, you have the moral development of a young child. Ethics, morality, whatever you call it - it’s how you behave when you know you can’t get caught. If you don’t have that, if it’s all just ‘what you can get away with’ you’re not moral.

Which, sadly, reminds me of the President.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:57:11pm

re: #111 Blind Frog Belly White

Meanwhile, I give the doggies walks and scritchies, and hugs because they love them. I hug the boys, and laugh at their jokes. I listen to Mrs. FBW bitch about the people she works with, and remind her she already decided to leave, so fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke. Then I snuggle up to her as she sleeps and fall asleep listening to her snore.

And there are little things like the Praying Mantis in the parking lot, so tough and threatening as I tower over him. And knowing that tomorrow is ride day, and I will put in 18 miles or so on my oldest bike, the one that I still like best.

Life is actually mostly good.

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teleskiguy  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:04:40am

re: #111 Blind Frog Belly White

I think the psychopathy angle will bear fruit. By their nature psychopaths are capable of anything. And this might be a very extreme example.

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majii  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:35:43am

re: #86 FormerDirtDart

“We asked Sheriff Clarke how the U.S. can prevent another shooting like Las Vegas. He shrugged.”

After seeing an image of him posted here last night showing him posing and grinning with freedom-killing, abusive, haters, I sent the following tweet to him: “Asking for a friend. Is this what is called “passing” in the 21st Century?” He knows exactly what the tweet means. I want him to know that some of us are watching his every move, and we are classifying him as an embarrassment not only to Black Americans but to all mankind. I don’t know whether he has responded to my tweet or whether he has blocked me on Twitter because I literally do not give a sh*t. There’s nothing he can do to me that w/could hurt my feelings. Look my sh*t up. He and his minions can find out where I live, where I bank, where I shop, the tag numbers on my vehicles, etc. I do not care because I’ve been over-scrutinized my whole d*mn life, and I am not easily intimidated. I moved on from the kind of tricks they play long ago. Clarke and his right-wing buddies are the world’s most dangerous individuals, and we should remind them of that every chance we get. They need to be rejected, mocked, and ridiculed so consistently and so relentlessly until they become afraid to show their faces anywhere in public.

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:39:35am

re: #93 teleskiguy

In a dark vile time in news and politics, this actually cracked me the fuck up when I first opened Twitter today.

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They’ve got Keith Moon, John Bonham, Max Roach, Clarence Clemons and Louis Armstrong. Also… Prince can play all the instruments.

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teleskiguy  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:42:06am

re: #115 sagehen

They’ve got Keith Moon, John Bonham, Max Roach, Clarence Clemons and Louis Armstrong. Also… Prince can play all the instruments.

I think Lemmy should be in the band, bass and loud guttural vocals.

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teleskiguy  Oct 4, 2017 • 1:37:01am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 4, 2017 • 1:48:27am

re: #64 Blind Frog Belly White

I understand the sentiment, but honestly it’s a lot easier to type his name than type ‘the guy who did this’. And we’ll discuss him because trying to understand why this happened is what humans do. We try to understand and to make extreme events fit into our Weltanschauung. It bothers us till we can.

The Angry Old White Guy

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teleskiguy  Oct 4, 2017 • 1:53:33am
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Odie Hugh Manatee  Oct 4, 2017 • 2:05:16am

The fevered swamps are convinced that the massacre in Las Vegas was fake or staged. Claims of ads for crisis actors in Vegas two weeks prior, a crisis actor allegedly being ID’d, the real shooter on the 20th floor and the millionaire was set up to look like the real killer and so on. One nut from Vancouver B.C. is convinced that this was a combination of a real attack and crisis actors brought in to make it look worse than it really was. When one member came in and said that someone in his extended family was in the crowd and lost their life, another nut was “disappointed’ that someone was killed because he was hoping this was all fake. The he went right back to thinking this was all faked. Others are talking about people standing around like nothing is going on while cops are near them, hiding behind their cop cars. What I have stated above isn’t even beginning to scrape the top of the steaming fetid shitpile these fucks reside in.

Knowing that we are going to have more of these shootings, can karma please arrange for these worthless fucks to be in the line of fire?

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EPR-radar  Oct 4, 2017 • 2:16:47am

re: #120 Odie Hugh Manatee

Why do the wingnuts even bother with this kind of denial? It’s not like the terrible facts of yet another mass shooting are going to change anything with Republicans in control of all three branches of Federal government.

At the moment, the NRA victory vs. gun control is so absolute that their obvious next step is to repeal all Federal gun laws.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Oct 4, 2017 • 2:30:49am

re: #121 EPR-radar

Guns. One thread I see is those of the ‘they’re coming to take our guns!’ nuts thinking the PTB are setting up these massacres to justify taking away their penis extensions. Others think that these incidents are being staged to convince people that we need to live in an authoritarian liberal state where all guns are confiscated and boys are taught to have feelings for others (“pussifying”) so they stop being real men.

They are men (spit) who think of themselves as the baddest assholes on the planet and yet they are scared shitless of imaginary boogeymen that they themselves have built up.

Oh, that and they can’t accept that a wealthy white man did this. If he had been poor and brown, no problem.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 4, 2017 • 3:51:33am

I am interested in what the toxicology report states on Stephen Paddock. If I was a betting man I would bet on alcohol and meth.

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I cannot.  Oct 4, 2017 • 3:56:55am

re: #123 Shropshire Slasher

I’ll go with a pickled liver as the main thing on the toxicology. Seems like a favored vice for casino junkies, and one the casinos are built to cater to.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 4, 2017 • 3:57:22am

LA Times featured a weapons specialist—retired military—who claimed that to consistently hit that field is far more difficult than one would think. An inch or two in any direction and he would completely miss. Theorizes that the shooter probably had been training with guns.

latimes.com

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:10:05am

re: #124 I cannot.

Yeah, long term alcohol abuse tends to pickle the brain as well, not that I am trying to justifying his barbaric behavior. Also, from now on, I will refer to him as the Vegas shooter.

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I cannot.  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:35:09am

re: #126 Shropshire Slasher

I don’t see that as a justification, but it is a possible explanation…something almost all of us are fishing around for right now.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:46:02am

re: #125 Barefoot Grin

LA Times featured a weapons specialist—retired military—who claimed that to consistently hit that field is far more difficult than one would think. An inch or two in any direction and he would completely miss. Theorizes that the shooter probably had been training with guns.

latimes.com

I think that’s a good theory. He had no military background as I recall. I have heard that he was a hunter but I think he prepared too.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:48:29am

re: #86 FormerDirtDart

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Yet he wants to do everything possible to arrest undocumented people including children. There are ways to reduce and prevent these. The amount of mass shootings in other countries is proof.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:51:02am

re: #128 HappyWarrior

I think that’s a good theory. He had no military background as I recall. I have heard that he was a hunter but I think he prepared too.

That’s right. I had forgotten about that—licensed to fly, regular visits to Alaska.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:51:33am

I’m hearing people say the guns were illegal. I’m confused. Didn’t they talk to the store owner where he purchased the guns? If they were illegal, wouldn’t that guy in fact be under investigation for illegal fire arms sales?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:52:46am

re: #130 Barefoot Grin

That’s right. I had forgotten about that—licensed to fly, regular visits to Alaska.

Didn’t know he was a licensed pilot or that he made regular trips to Alaska either. So yeah I definitely think he prepared. As for motive I ain’t got a clue.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:57:02am

I’m just frustrated by the whole damn thing. Frustrated hearing people need assault rifles to “protect” against tyranny. To be honest, that sort of flies against this belief in American Exceptionalism they have. The fact of the matter is the status quo isn’t working on guns. Something needs to be done. And I’m tired of the 3% of Americans who own 50% of guns controlling the debate through intimidation.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 4, 2017 • 4:58:21am

re: #132 HappyWarrior

Didn’t know he was a licensed pilot or that he made regular trips to Alaska either. So yeah I definitely think he prepared. As for motive I ain’t got a clue.

Me either. I keep telling myself that it’s dangerous to speculate, but as I cannot said, it’s natural to want to fill in the gaps. Fortunately, I’ve got a busy day today; not much time to think about these things.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 5:00:17am

re: #134 Barefoot Grin

Me either. I keep telling myself that it’s dangerous to speculate, but as I cannot said, it’s natural to want to fill in the gaps. Fortunately, I’ve got a busy day today; not much time to think about these things.

Yeah I hear ya. I’m still stunned by the sheer carnage he caused.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 4, 2017 • 5:12:58am

Good morning, Lizard friends! May it find you at peace.

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fern01  Oct 4, 2017 • 5:35:43am

re: #124 I cannot.

I’ll go with a pickled liver as the main thing on the toxicology. Seems like a favored vice for casino junkies, and one the casinos are built to cater to.

As a casino junkie he would have lost large amounts of money. Long term gamblers rarely, if ever come out ahead. Going with the “analytical” approach, it will be of interest to see how much money he has lost over the past few years. Could the shooting have been his last F.U. to the casinos?

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jeffreyw  Oct 4, 2017 • 5:53:17am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Amory Blaine  Oct 4, 2017 • 5:54:26am

Trump tossing out paper towels like that is imagery created for his racist base. No doubt Miller’s idea.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 5:55:59am

re: #139 Amory Blaine

Trump tossing out paper towels like that is imagery created for his racist base. No doubt Miller’s idea.

Trump probably wanted to throw coins in order to watch the peasants fight over them, but his handlers convinced him that was a bad idea.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:02:47am

whine, whine, whine…

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:06:14am

Fox News: MUUUH GUUUUUUNZ!!!1!!!

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:07:14am

re: #142 The Vicious Babushka

What have we implemented?

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:09:15am
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:14:00am

re: #131 HappyWarrior

The guns may have been legal, then been illegally modified.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:17:28am

re: #142 The Vicious Babushka

Fox News: MUUUH GUUUUUUNZ!!!1!!!

Sounds like a well-rounded Faux discussion.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:17:37am
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Amory Blaine  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:18:27am

The left should start a movement that resembles the anti abortion movement. Picket outside of gun stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and shows with pictures of shot up babies on the signs. Scream baby killer epithets at every one walking in. Stalk gun store owners and smear their characters and businesses wherever they are.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:18:39am

re: #143 Belafon

What have we implemented?

The implements that we keep implementing that allow people to implement mass murder.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:19:33am

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

A great day in Puerto Rico yesterday. While some of the news coverage is Fake, most showed great warmth and friendship.
— Donald J. Trump

ALL IS WELL ALL IS WELL ALL IS WELL ALL IS WELL!!!

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:20:03am

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area.

So, another 24 hours has gone into the books and we find out that Jared and Ivanka were being investigated for felony fraud in NYC relating to sales of condo units at the Trump SoHo. The prosecutor, Cy Vance, dropped the case after Trump lawyer Kasowitz donated $25,000 to Vance’s election campaign.

This reeks.

On May 16, 2012, Kasowitz visited Vance’s office at One Hogan Place, in downtown Manhattan—a faded edifice made famous by the television show “Law & Order.” Dan Alonso, the Chief Assistant District Attorney, and Adam Kaufmann, the chief of the investigative division, were also at the meeting, but no one from the Major Economic Crimes Bureau attended. Kasowitz did not introduce any new arguments or facts during his session. He simply repeated the arguments that the other defense lawyers had been making for months.
Ultimately, Vance overruled his own prosecutors. Three months after the meeting, he told them to drop the case. Kasowitz subsequently boasted to colleagues about representing the Trump children, according to two people. He said that the case was “really dangerous,” one person said, and that it was “amazing I got them off.” (Kasowitz denied making such a statement.)
Vance defended his decision. “I did not at the time believe beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime had been committed,” he told us. “I had to make a call and I made the call, and I think I made the right call.”
Just before the 2012 meeting, Vance’s campaign had returned Kasowitz’s twenty-five-thousand-dollar contribution, in keeping with what Vance describes as standard practice when a donor has a case before his office. Kasowitz “had no influence, and his contributions had no influence whatsoever on my decision-making in the case,” Vance said.
But, less than six months after the D.A.’s office dropped the case, Kasowitz made an even larger donation to Vance’s campaign, and helped raise more from others—eventually, a total of more than fifty thousand dollars. After being asked about these donations as part of the reporting for this article—more than four years after the fact—Vance said he now plans to give back Kasowitz’s second contribution, too. “I don’t want the money to be a millstone around anybody’s neck, including the office’s,” he said.

And it is something that NY AG Schneiderman should take a very good look at and potentially bring charges against Vance for corruption/bribery.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:20:36am

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow, so many Fake News stories today. No matter what I do or say, they will not write or speak truth. The Fake News Media is out of control!

— Donald J. Trump

Media keeps reporting the dumb things I say. So Fake and Out of Control!

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:20:39am

But, you know, her emails….

But her emails.
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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:21:23am

re: #151 lawhawk

I’m starting to worry about how Jared will have the time to fix the Middle East.

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:21:50am

Tillerson was on his way out the door in July, but Mattis and Pence urged him to stay on.

Tillerson called Trump a moron (Tillerson isn’t wrong). But that Tillerson went to work for a moron makes Tillerson a moron too. He knew what he was getting into and did it anyways.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:22:50am

re: #155 lawhawk

Tillerson was on his way out the door in July, but Mattis and Pence urged him to stay on.

Tillerson called Trump a moron (Tillerson isn’t wrong). But that Tillerson went to work for a moron makes Tillerson a moron too. He knew what he was getting into and did it anyways.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:24:50am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:28:39am

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:29:05am

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Things are so bad we have rely on pirates to help out.

/

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:31:26am
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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:33:02am

re: #160 lawhawk

Maybe he went nucking futz just from the tacky furniture.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:37:42am

re: #161 Shropshire Slasher

Maybe he went nucking futz just from the tacky furniture.

The ’80s quasi-porn decor could set anyone off.

/

I’d expect better, personally. When was that place built?

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:41:25am

re: #162 Dr Lizardo

The ’80s quasi-porn decor could set anyone off.

/

I’d expect better, personally. When was that place built?

I figure casino hotels are what people who think they can make it rich think the rich live like. And then you see Trump’s condo.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:41:43am

re: #162 Dr Lizardo

It’s not that old, I think the Donald decorated it.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:43:20am

re: #163 Belafon

re: #164 Shropshire Slasher

Yeah, it’s not really that old - it opened in 1999, so less than 20 years ago.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:45:28am

Graduated from the Donald skool of decorating (tacky)

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dangerman  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:48:11am

my goals to have a not awful wednesday:

be grateful for what i have in this, the astronomical gift of my singular existence

make some other people’s struggles a bit easier

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:49:23am

re: #142 The Vicious Babushka

Fox News: MUUUH GUUUUUUNZ!!!1!!!

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Do they have any solutions? And they’re wrong about Australia.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:50:42am

re: #168 HappyWarrior

Do they have any solutions? And they’re wrong about Australia.

I think it involves eliminating blacks, Asians, non-Christians, LGBQ, and feminists.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:50:56am

re: #160 lawhawk

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That’s what I thought.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:52:36am

re: #160 lawhawk

People have to be looking for red flags in order to find them.

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makeitstop  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:56:08am

re: #115 sagehen

They’ve got Keith Moon, John Bonham, Max Roach, Clarence Clemons and Louis Armstrong. Also… Prince can play all the instruments.

Chris Squire, Overend Watts, John Wetton, or Greg Lake on bass. Keith Emerson, Greg Allman, and/or Leon Russell on keyboards. Bowie on sax. Nick Menza, Sib Hashian or Butch Trucks on drums.

And those are just from 2016 and 2017.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:57:45am

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A friend of mine from Pittsburgh was telling me about that. Awesome. In the true spirit of the great Clemente.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 6:59:40am

re: #169 Belafon

I think it involves eliminating blacks, Asians, non-Christians, LGBQ, and feminists.

I mean I’m not naive. I don’t think gun regulations are going to stop all gun violence but I think they can reduce it. Just sitting on our hands and acting like we can’t do anything to prevent this is cowardice and FNC is complicit in this by spreading lies about people who want sensible gun regulations. And somehow I doubt that little twerp Shapiro knows anything about guns or gun violence.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:01:26am

re: #174 HappyWarrior

I mean I’m not naive. I don’t think gun regulations are going to stop all gun violence but I think they can reduce it. Just sitting on our hands and acting like we can’t do anything to prevent this is cowardice and FNC is complicit in this by spreading lies about people who want sensible gun regulations. And somehow I doubt that little twerp Shapiro knows anything about guns or gun violence.

I agree. I’m just pointing out that they’re not looking for a solution to mass murder. They’re solving the problem of how to keep conservatives in power.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:03:34am

re: #175 Belafon

I agree. I’m just pointing out that they’re not looking for a solution to mass murder. They’re solving the problem of how to keep conservatives in power.

Yep. All they fucking do is lie and lie some more. My favorite though is when they whine about the media while at the same time bragging how popular they are. I watch a bit of CNN, CNN’s people aren’t obessed with FNC the way FNC is with other networks. Must be FNC being jealous because other networks are actually journalistic.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:05:55am

re: #173 HappyWarrior

A friend of mine from Pittsburgh was telling me about that. Awesome. In the true spirit of the great Clemente.

Of course, you bowed as you said that.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:09:08am

Thinking about the argument that 3D printers are going to make gun laws tougher. So? We make things illegal. People who purposefully try to get around them are criminals.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:09:35am

re: #177 Decatur Deb

Of course, you bowed as you said that.

Haha. He was the Great One. Shame he left us too soon.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:11:59am

re: #178 Belafon

Thinking about the argument that 3D printers are going to make gun laws tougher. So? We make things illegal. People who purposefully try to get around them are criminals.

It’s just absurd. Are we going to not prohibit counterfeiting money because I’m sure 3D printers will make that easier than ever before. It’s just a dumb argument. I don’t think anyone has any allusions that we’re going to achieve extremely low gun violence deaths if we enact legislation but reduce? Certainly. Just as we did in fact reduce plane crashes and car crashes with better regulation in the 50’s and 60’s.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:14:08am

re: #172 makeitstop

Chris Squire, Overend Watts, John Wetton, or Greg Lake on bass. Keith Emerson, Greg Allman, and/or Leon Russell on keyboards. Bowie on sax. Nick Menza, Sib Hashian or Butch Trucks on drums.

And those are just from 2016 and 2017.

The joke from a while back involves Curt Cobain being awakened in a white room by Jerry Garcia…He goes into a studio to jam with Jimi Hendrix, John Entwhistle on bass, Keith Moon and John Bonham on twin drum sets.

“Am I in rock and roll heaven?” he asks…the others just look away.

Whereupon Linda McCartney enters the studio and announces…”Okay, boys: ‘Silly Love Songs’, take 57…from the top!”

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Decatur Deb  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:16:30am

re: #179 HappyWarrior

Haha. He was the Great One. Shame he left us too soon.

Clemente was the justification for Baseball.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:19:19am

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The joke from a while back involves Curt Cobain being awakened in a white room by Jerry Garcia…He goes into a studio to jam with Jimi Hendrix, John Entwhistle on bass, Keith Moon and John Bonham on twin drum sets.

“Am I in rock and roll heaven?” he asks…the others just look away.

Whereupon Linda McCartney enters the studio and announces…”Okay, boys: ‘Silly Love Songs’, take 57…from the top!”

What, not “Wonderful Christmas Time”

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Le Coquí Résistance  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:21:18am

Just got internet at work. I’m alive…

It’s been a rough two weeks since María, and it will continue to be.

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makeitstop  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:22:22am

re: #183 The Vicious Babushka

What, not “Wonderful Christmas Time”

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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makeitstop  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:25:24am

Rick Wilson reacts to Pence’s chief of staff calling for a ‘purge.’ He ain’t happy.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:26:02am

re: #185 makeitstop

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

As bad as that one is, I hate Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer even more. Perhaps because unlike Wonderful Christmas Time, tehy made a whole TV special on it and it was the worst Christmas special i’ve ever seen.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:28:54am
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:29:07am

re: #187 HappyWarrior

As bad as that one is, I hate Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer even more. Perhaps because unlike Wonderful Christmas Time, tehy made a whole TV special on it and it was the worst Christmas special i’ve ever seen.

It’s kinda early to complain about Christmas music, but the ones I HATE THE MOST are all the “jazz stylings” of classics like “Silent Night,” “Come All Ye Faithful,” “Ye Merry Gentlemen” and of course the venerated and ancient “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:30:00am

Speaking of Santa…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:31:57am

re: #189 The Vicious Babushka

It’s kinda early to complain about Christmas music, but the ones I HATE THE MOST are all the “jazz stylings” of classics like “Silent Night,” “Come All Ye Faithful,” “Ye Merry Gentlemen” and of course the venerated and ancient “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

I don’t mind Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. Totally hear ya about the jazz stylings though.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:32:23am

re: #190 The Vicious Babushka

Speaking of Santa…

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Was he white? Megyn Kelly needs ot know!

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:34:24am

Tillerson out? Stay tuned!

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:35:04am

re: #192 HappyWarrior

Was he white? Megyn Kelly needs ot know!

Megyn Kelly is full of shit. Santa was a person of color.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:36:13am

Santa was a black, black, blackity black man who had a white assistant named “Cracker Pete” but the Dutch got it mixed up.

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Le Coquí Résistance  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:36:47am

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

whine, whine, whine…

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Sorry for the language, but he can fuck himself with a rusty spike.

And I’m sorry the pain and humiliation the rusty spike must endure.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:38:22am

re: #168 HappyWarrior

Do they have any solutions? And they’re wrong about Australia.

Armed police in schools! Armed teachers! Star Wars shields to protect outdoor stadiums!

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:39:32am

re: #197 Sir John Barron

Armed police in schools! Armed teachers! Star Wars shields to protect outdoor stadiums!

You forgot the precrime unit.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:39:34am

re: #188 Bubblehead II

“I did not call our Great President Donald Trump a Moran. Donald Trump is the kindest, smartest, greatest president we’ve ever had and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to serve him and his family.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:39:57am

re: #194 The Vicious Babushka

Megyn Kelly is full of shit. Santa was a person of color.

She’s always full of shit.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:42:15am

re: #199 Sir John Barron

“I did not call our Great President Donald Trump a Moran. Donald Trump is the kindest, smartest, greatest president we’ve ever had and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to serve him and his family.”

The feed is now live. We’ll see. Maybe a I quit speech.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:42:40am

re: #201 Bubblehead II

The feed is now live. We’ll see. Maybe a I quit speech.

A plea for an intervention.

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MsJ  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:42:47am

re: #70 teleskiguy

The murderer
The butcher
The gunman
The psycho
The piece of shit
The fuckin’ asshole
The gun hobbyist
The Mandalay Bay killer
The LV shooter

on and on

Feel free to copy and paste.

Anything short of Peckerwood or Tiny Penis Guy or some such derision is still too good. Heaping nothing but embarrassment on these people will keep others from thinking they will become infamous instead of a joke to be laughed at forever. They want infamy and fear being called out for what they are for all eternity, complete losers.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:43:13am

re: #201 Bubblehead II

The feed is now live. We’ll see. Maybe a I quit speech.

Quickly followed by the “I fired him first” tweet from Donald.

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MsJ  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:43:44am

re: #73 Blind Frog Belly White

How about Voldemort?

That gives power…power needs to be taken away from them forever. No names, nothing but derision.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:43:54am

Free Rex Tillerson!

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:44:21am

re: #183 The Vicious Babushka

What, not “Wonderful Christmas Time”

Even the devil’s not that cruel.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:44:50am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:45:09am

re: #204 Belafon

Quickly followed by the “I fired him first” tweet from Donald.

Funny thing is Trump forced Tillerson on us because they were buds, rather than nominate a more conventional statesman who could help alleviate the discomfort we all felt having such a moran in the WH.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:45:33am

re: #188 Bubblehead II

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“Fuck you guys, I’m going ‘ome”

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:45:34am

re: #207 Eventual Carrion

Even the devil’s not that cruel.

That would take a Pat Robertson level of cruelty.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:48:26am

interesting that Rex chooses to dump all over trump’s big day in Vegas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:49:05am
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:49:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:50:46am

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:51:34am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ben Shapiro rips Jimmy Kimmel: Why does he get to be the “great moral arbiter of our time?”
— The Hill

You mad, Bro?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:52:00am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

The reichwing has found a new public enemy #1.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:52:00am

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

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FFS Ben. If you knew anything about Kimmel, you’d know that he grew up in Vegas and what happened Sunday night hit close to home for home. Stop being a hateful little shit because Jimmy Kimmel is a much more insightful and compassionate person than you’ll ever be, Mr. I Whined About Obama on Twitter on the day of my daughter’s birth.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:52:34am

re: #219 HappyWarrior

FFS Ben. If you knew anything about Kimmel, you’d know that he grew up in Vegas and what happened Sunday night hit close to home for home. Stop being a hateful little shit because Jimmy Kimmel is a much more insightful and compassionate person than you’ll ever be, Mr. I Whined About Obama on Twitter on the day of my daughter’s birth.

Also, Ben, your party nominated a self-proclaimed p$ssy grabber.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:52:34am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yes, why does Ben Shapiro always have an ugly scowl or a creepy smile?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:53:24am

re: #220 Sir John Barron

Also, Ben, your party nominated and elected Drumpf.

I wish Ben would just go the fuck away. A better question is who the fuck decided his opinion was worth a damn. Benny’s nothing but a cynical little asshole with no redeeming qualities at all.

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William Lewis  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:53:45am

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Must be one of the easy days; I can think of worse things to stick them with… O_o

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:54:13am

I’ve seen Kimmel give credit to Republicans before. I’ve never seen Shapiro say anything nice about anyone left of his extreme right wing world view.

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Jay C  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:54:36am

re: #186 makeitstop

Rick Wilson reacts to Pence’s chief of staff calling for a ‘purge.’ He ain’t happy.

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Wow. Pretty raw stuff. And, FWIW, IMO quite right. Except for one point. Wilson mentions Trump not being able to deliver “political wins”, but the Republicans still seem to be able to manufacture those “wins” - whether because or in spite of Trump seems irrelevant - where they count: i.e. in Congress and in many Statehouses. Despite the crowing from from the port blogosphere every time some Democrat wins a State-Assembly special election in some R+whatever district*, the GOP still maintains a semi-solid majority in the House (i.e. still legislatively hostage to its extremist fringe), a majority in the Senate, and a seemingly unshakable control over all too many State Legislatures. There may be instability (i.e. HIDEOUS FAIL) at the top in the Executive Branch, but until at least one house of Congress slips out of Republican control, nothing positive in this country is likely to be accomplished.

*Of course, the Admin’s nomination of Congresscritters from solid-red states/districts is a considerable factor. Case in point: Ossoff v. Handel in GA-06.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:55:12am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:55:53am

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

The problem is an “out of control” Fake News media, though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:56:28am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:57:28am

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Didn’t NBC give him his stupid show in the first place? Might I say he’s being “ungrateful” and is an “ingrate.”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:57:46am

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

Donald J. Trump, winning hearts and minds.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:58:23am

re: #229 HappyWarrior

Didn’t NBC give him his stupid show in the first place? Might I say he’s being “ungrateful” and is an “ingrate.”

Trump is pretty uppity for a failed casino owner who’s been handed everything in life.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:58:38am

Really for people who contend liberals whine too much, Trumpers sure do love one of the biggest whiners I’ve ever seen.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:59:03am

re: #231 Sir John Barron

Trump is pretty uppity for a failed casino owner who’s been handed everything in life.

He’s a pathetic loser.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:59:04am

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:59:30am

re: #229 HappyWarrior

Didn’t NBC give him his stupid show in the first place? Might I say he’s being “ungrateful” and is an “ingrate.”

Yeah and The Apprentice fails in the ratings now! They miss me so much!

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:59:39am

The I didn’t call him a moron speech.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Oct 4, 2017 • 7:59:52am

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Does anyone else here think that Tillerson isn’t holding this presser by choice, but Trump is forcing him to do so to publicly embarrass him?
He literally has taken on a no-win situation.
Now Tillerson is live and is kissing Trump’s ass like there is no tomorrow.

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:00:28am

Trump tells Scavino what to write. Or Scavino’s freelancing? Or Trump’s a dumbass who has no clue what he’s doing and everything is falling apart around him?

Oh, and Tillerson’s going to make an unscheduled address to media…

Pass the popcorn
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Dr. Matt  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:00:40am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ben Shapiro rips Jimmy Kimmel: Why does he get to be the “great moral arbiter of our time?”thehill.com pic.twitter.com
— The Hill (@thehill) October 4, 2017

Because the GOP won’t: Sen. John Thune blames shooting victims for failing to ‘take precautions’ and ‘get small’ to avoid gunfire

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:00:57am

re: #237 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Does anyone else here think that Tillerson isn’t holding this presser by choice, but Trump is forcing him to do so to publicly embarrass him?
He literally has taken on a no-win situation.
Now Tillerson is live and is kissing Trump’s ass like there is no tomorrow.

Sounds reasonable to me. Trump makes Nixon look normal by how how vindictive that asshole is.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:01:30am

re: #237 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Does anyone else here think that Tillerson isn’t holding this presser by choice, but Trump is forcing him to do so to publicly embarrass him?

Tillerson woke up to a horse’s head in his bed this morning.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:02:59am

I never threatened to quit and even more ass kissing.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:03:05am

re: #239 Dr. Matt

Because the GOP won’t: Sen. John Thune blames shooting victims for failing to ‘take precautions’ and ‘get small’ to avoid gunfire

And Thune isn’t just any Republican. He’s number three in the Senate behind Mitch and Cornyn. And what a fucking asshole. “Take precautions”, I’m sorry but when I go to a fucking music concert, I shouldn’t have to worry about some asshole shooting at me with some weapon he should have never been able to purchase in the first place. Maybe Thune should shut the fuck up and actually show some real empathy but I bet he “sent” his thoughts and prayers.

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Dragonomics  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:03:11am

Bashing NBC. Here come the unexpurgated Apprentice outtakes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:03:32am

Maybe Tillerson will go on an unscripted rant aganst Trump and then resign.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:03:45am

re: #244 Dragonomics

Bashing NBC. Here come the unexpurgated Apprentice outtakes.

Only 12 months too late if they do.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:03:56am

re: #245 Eclectic Cyborg

Maybe Tillerson will go on an unscripted rant aganst Trump and then resign.

Doesn’t sound that way.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:04:02am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

And Thune isn’t just any Republican. He’s number three in the Senate behind Mitch and Cornyn. And what a fucking asshole. “Take precautions”, I’m sorry but when I go to a fucking music concert, I shouldn’t have to worry about some asshole shooting at me with some weapon he should have never been able to purchase in the first place. Maybe Thune should shut the fuck up and actually show some real empathy but I bet he “sent” his thoughts and prayers.

We’re on our own.

But at least will have a really yuuuge wall at the border.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:04:44am

So the big question: is Rex still Putin’s man?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:05:00am

re: #248 Sir John Barron

We’re on our own.

But at least will have a really yuuuge wall at the border.

And the DREAMers will be gone. Thank God. Sigh. I really hate people sometimes.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:05:10am

re: #242 Bubblehead II

I never threatened to quit and even more ass kissing.

If you have to hold a press conference to say all this, then you’re losing.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:06:03am

re: #251 Sir John Barron

If you have to hold a press conference to say all this, then you’re losing.

That’s why I go with the theory that Trump forced him to do this to embarrass him.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:06:31am

re: #249 Barefoot Grin

So the big question: is Rex still Putin’s man?

Who do you think ordered him to call this press conference?

half sarc

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:07:33am

re: #249 Barefoot Grin

So the big question: is Rex still Putin’s man?

I think the dynamic there was a bit complicated. Putin owns Trump. Tillerson works for Trump. Putin needs Exxon to drill and in order to do that, sanctions have to be removed. So Putin is more dependent on Tillerson than the other way around. But, since neither Trump or Tillerson can lift sanctions, the relationship is weaker than it once was.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:07:56am

re: #252 HappyWarrior

That’s why I go with the theory that Trump forced him to do this to embarrass him.

Listening to the statement, I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump himself dictated it - all the stuff about how Trump was a great person was just blatant ego-stroking.

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Interesting Times  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:08:51am

The correct word is “receptive”, but when you think about it, the typo works just as well if not better:

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:09:12am

re: #255 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Listening to the statement, I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump himself dictated it himself - all the stuff about how Trump was a great person was just blatant ego-stroking.

Wouldn’t shock me. And I bet his statement today in Vegas is incoherent because he spent all night coming up with ways for Tillerson to kiss his fat ass.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:09:18am

Pat Byrnes

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makeitstop  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:09:36am

Ah, here’s why they want to legalize silencers. Someone’s got a little skin in the game

n September of last year, while his dad was busy attacking then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the media, Donald Trump, Jr. recorded a nearly 40-minute long infomercial for gun silencers.

In the wake of the deadly attack in Las Vegas, where millionaire shooter Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd reminded viewers of Trump Jr.’s close ties to the gun lobby.

The gun industry’s “marketing campaigns aimed at kids” included avid hunter Trump Jr., Todd said, who “praised [SilencerCo’s] product line, in part, because it might make guns easier for kids to use.”

“It’s about safety. It’s about hearing protection. It’s a health issue, frankly, for me,” Trump Jr. said.

SilencerCo’s product, Trump Jr. said in the clip, would help get “little kids into the game” because “it greatly reduces recoil.”

‘Get little kids into the game.’ You fucking ghoul.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:10:09am

re: #256 Interesting Times

The correct word is “receptive”, but when you think about it, the typo works just as well if not better:

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In a way, Russia’s been much more successful than they ever were at causing division than the Soviets were during the Cold War.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:10:33am

re: #233 HappyWarrior

He’s a pathetic loser.

and probably identifies more with the Las Vegas shooter than with his victims…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:11:07am

re: #259 makeitstop

Ah, here’s why they want to legalize silencers. Someone’s got a little skin in the game

‘Get little kids into the game.’ You fucking ghoul.

Little kids? Jeezus. You know what, I’m fine with letting kids have toy guns. I played with them. I loved my supersoaker but a child does not need an actual gun.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:11:34am

re: #261 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and probably identifies more with the Las Vegas shooter than with his victims…

Well he was a wealthy real estate guy wasn’t he who lost a lot of money in casinos? And we know how much Trump loves guys named Steve.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:12:06am

re: #263 HappyWarrior

Well he was a real estate guy wasn’t he who lost a lot of money in casinos?

He was an angry old white guy

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whitebeach  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:13:51am

re: #231 Sir John Barron

Trump is pretty uppity for a failed casino owner who’s been handed everything in life.

And really, when you think about it, how often do you even see or hear the phrase “failed casino owner”? And Trump has earned it twice.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:14:21am

at the same time, he stated foreign policy objectives that are not 100% consonant w those the clown

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:16:28am

re: #265 whitebeach

And really, when you think about it, how often do you even see or hear the phrase “failed casino owner”? And Trump has earned it twice.

He’s not a good businessman. He’s been good at one thing and that’s selling himself but that’s only because he’s an obnoxious prick.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:16:59am

the secretary doth protest

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makeitstop  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:18:00am

What’s Rex saying? Total Trump butt-smooch, or what?

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:18:49am

re: #261 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and probably identifies more with the Las Vegas shooter than with his victims…

That’s a little iffy for me because of the fact that this was a country music festival. I might be painting with a bit of a broad brush, but that group pretty much self-identifies as white, rural, hyper-nationalistic, and the racism ingrained in a large percentage of its fans cannot be denied.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:22:01am

re: #190 The Vicious Babushka

Speaking of Santa…

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Looks empty. Zombie Santa escaped?

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:23:56am

re: #270 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

And then people like this, washingtonpost.com, die.

From #31 Stanley Sea

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:24:10am

re: #270 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

That’s a little iffy for me because of the fact that this was a country music festival. I might be painting with a bit of a broad brush, but that group pretty much self-identifies as white, rural, hyper-nationalistic, and the racism ingrained in a large percentage of its fans cannot be denied.

I saw a lot of the victims. Pretty diverse crowd actually.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:26:00am

re: #269 makeitstop

What’s Rex saying? Total Trump butt-smooch, or what?

Blatant dick sucking.

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Interesting Times  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:27:58am

Bwahaha:

Facebook Post

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MsJ  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:28:44am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:30:12am

re: #276 MsJ

She doesn’t look like a potential Russian spy…nope not at all.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:30:30am

Donald Malarkey, WWII hero portrayed in HBO’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 96

He fought and lived to defeat fascism only to die in a country that now has a fascist leader.

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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:35:25am

re: #278 Dr. Matt

Love Band of Brothers. Malarkey - the real person - who did the intros (with other WWII vets that were being portrayed in the show) was amazing.

If memory serves in the show Malarkey was the one, when Easy Company was back in Brittan, went to the laundry service and saw all of the finished clothing for all the friends he had lost and started to gather it up to send back to the families. That scene still sticks with me.

Once the WWII generation dies fascism’s evil will be forgotten and those ignorant of the past will become the evil personified by the those we once fought.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:36:17am

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calochortus  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:41:45am

Just a drive-by since my coffee has been consumed and it’s time to do stuff, but since it is “too soon” to talk about preventing Las Vegas type shootings, perhaps we need to talk about Sandy Hook? It’s been about 5 years hasn’t it? That should be enough time for us to have “healed” and “come together” and all that.
Maybe we could throw in Orlando-or is that still too recent? It’s not like this is the one and only shocking event that ever happened. We can go back to the files.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:43:06am
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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:45:52am

re: #281 calochortus

Just a drive-by since my coffee has been consumed and it’s time to do stuff, but since it is “too soon” to talk about preventing Las Vegas type shootings, perhaps we need to talk about Sandy Hook? It’s been about 5 years hasn’t it? That should be enough time for us to have “healed” and “come together” and all that.
Maybe we could throw in Orlando-or is that still too recent? It’s not like this is the one and only shocking event that ever happened. We can go back to the files.

I’m going with the “that’s bullshit” reply when people say that. “It’s too soon after your heart attack to talk about preventing the next one” said no doctor.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:48:31am
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De Kolta Chair  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:50:41am
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BeachDem  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:51:56am

I’m still a little bit leery of Jennifer Rubin, but she truly captured the yam’s Puerto Rico visit:

The visit was off-key, cringe-worthy and embarrassing (for those capable of embarrassment). It did him no political good, serving only to break his “streak” of one day in a row of acceptable public rhetoric. The visit was in every respect true to Trump’s nature. He can read a script but not generate his own genuine empathy; he is always the worst victim in any disaster — but also the superhero. He is incapable of rising to a situation, eschewing partisanship, displaying magnanimity or demonstrating empathy.

washingtonpost.com

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:52:34am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 4, 2017 • 8:55:40am

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dangerman  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:03:05am

boys and girls,

i used to think i could change the world
at one time a bit too literally maybe. me - so much potential - i could just be successful and “do it”

time passed, and dose after dose of reality set in
maybe i could be part of something - a big meaningful movement. but what?
clean water for everyone, gun accountability, voter registration, liberty and justice for all, feed the world?

the trap there is the disappointments. so many people dont want you to change or “fix” the world - make it “better” - they have other ideas. they will thwart your efforts.

still more time goes by and a comforting feeling grows.
i have no need to make a recognized mark on the world. to be remembered by posterity soon or long after im gone. nor to collect kudos, merit badges or spandex jackets.

small acts.
for those around me and people i encounter
i can do things for them
make parts of their lives a bit better, easier.

nothing to say. its not a mission or a goal. there’s no score.

and it’s more than just ‘how’ to behave.

i realized it is who i have become. the way of my life

now carpe some damn diem

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:09:05am

re: #288 GlutenFreeJesus

“We need to have a demonstration that I care. I should give them something.”
“You could send Congress an emergency bill to pay for helping Puerto Rico.”
“Can we drop frozen turkeys?”
“No, sir. We would injure and potentially kill people.”
“And that’s bad ho—-“
“How about you throw paper towels to the crowd.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:09:30am

I miss them so much.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:11:26am

Here’s something inspirational, from a young woman who helped Malala Yousafzai twice in her life. She’s now the chair of the Malala Fund.

There are no Superheroes, Just Us: My Journey with Malala - Shiza Shahid at TEDxMidAtlantic

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:11:35am

re: #291 The Vicious Babushka

I miss them so much.

Thank G-d we have a really g-dly man as president now, a man with three wives and many failed businesses and schemes. So much winning and values moral.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:14:09am

re: #291 The Vicious Babushka

I miss them so much.

Ain’t that the truth?

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:15:03am

//////

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:15:15am

re: #290 Belafon

“We need to have a demonstration that I care. I should give them something.”
“You could send Congress an emergency bill to pay for helping Puerto Rico.”
“Can we drop frozen turkeys?”
“No, sir. We would injure and potentially kill people.”
“And that’s bad ho—-“
“How about you throw paper towels to the crowd.”

He wanted to throw cans of chicken.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:17:10am

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

He wanted to throw cans of chicken.

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Where’d they find this agreeable crowd?

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:19:08am

re: #151 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area.

So, another 24 hours has gone into the books and we find out that Jared and Ivanka were being investigated for felony fraud in NYC relating to sales of condo units at the Trump SoHo. The prosecutor, Cy Vance, dropped the case after Trump lawyer Kasowitz donated $25,000 to Vance’s election campaign.

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This reeks.

And it is something that NY AG Schneiderman should take a very good look at and potentially bring charges against Vance for corruption/bribery.

Someone should at least file a bar complaint against him.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:20:58am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Right-wing evangelical fundie church. In a predominantly Roman Catholic country, you would think he’d go to a RC church, but those people are known to get uppity.

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William Lewis  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:23:13am

re: #299 De Kolta Chair

Right-wing evangelical fundie church. In a predominantly Roman Catholic country, you would think he’d go to a RC church, but those people are known to get uppity.

Yeah, they have that bad habit of occasionally actually reading what Christ says to do and what’s worse is they try to do it. Horrible people those catholics ///////// (careful use of a small c there for those who get it.)

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Skip Intro  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:23:27am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Where’d they find this agreeable crowd?

It’s a Republican church full of Republicans. That’s why no one threw paper towels back at the asshole-in-chief.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:25:11am
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Le Coquí Résistance  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:25:51am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Where’d they find this agreeable crowd?

After 12 days for pains, you can find a large crowd agreeable to anything.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:26:36am

FFS. Shitstain Drudge’s main headline is an inforwar conspiracy about the shooter getting “radicalized”.

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Skip Intro  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:27:00am

re: #298 Big Beautiful Door

Someone should at least file a bar complaint against him.

So $25,000 is all it takes to bribe a state AG or NY prosecutor. Seems damn cheap to me. Cheaper than the fee you’d pay a bail bondsman to get your ass out of jail.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:27:28am

re: #304 Dr. Matt

FFS. Shitstain Drudge’s main headline is an inforwar conspiracy about the shooter getting “radicalized”.

Fox News propaganda will do that for you. (Probably not what they’re talking about, though.)

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:30:14am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Where’d they find this agreeable crowd?

A tale of two Puerto Ricos: What Trump saw — and what he didn’t

*Edited to add link :-(

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:31:21am
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CleverToad  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:31:23am

re: #184 Le Coquí Résistance

Just got internet at work. I’m alive…

It’s been a rough two weeks since María, and it will continue to be.

Whew!!!!! Have been worrying about you, it’s a relief to hear you’re alive, and finally connected again.

Know it’s going to be rough for a long time. Are there things we can do from here that may help, beyond pressuring our damn congresscritters every day? Organizations that have been effective?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:32:34am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Where’d they find this agreeable crowd?

craigslist

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Dr. Matt  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:33:44am

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Skip Intro  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:33:47am

Trump reduces everyone down to his own level. Personal contact with Trump is fatal to any sense of ethics or duty. It takes less than a week to become permanent.

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:34:21am

re: #151 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area.

So, another 24 hours has gone into the books and we find out that Jared and Ivanka were being investigated for felony fraud in NYC relating to sales of condo units at the Trump SoHo. The prosecutor, Cy Vance, dropped the case after Trump lawyer Kasowitz donated $25,000 to Vance’s election campaign.

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This reeks.

And it is something that NY AG Schneiderman should take a very good look at and potentially bring charges against Vance for corruption/bribery.

Who knew DA’s were so cheap? The Florida case IIRC was also 25K.

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:35:13am

re: #302 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s not wrong.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:35:31am

re: #312 Skip Intro

It’s less ass kissing and more human centipede.

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Skip Intro  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:35:47am

re: #313 sagehen

I imagine Trump could buy Gorsuch for $50k, if necessary.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:36:12am

re: #284 The Vicious Babushka

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Scumbag huckster thinks everyone is a scumbag huckster.

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:37:01am

On MSNBC now: Senate Intel chair/ranking member press conference.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:43:53am

re: #316 Skip Intro

I imagine Trump could buy Gorsuch for $50k, if necessary.

He bought Gorsuch with a Supreme Court nomination.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:45:04am

Speaking of which, in oral arguments yesterday, the four rightwing judges of course all think the Court can’t do anything about political gerrymandering, so we have to hope Kennedy does the right thing. Fingers crossed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:45:46am

re: #318 sagehen

On MSNBC now: Senate Intel chair/ranking member press conference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:48:13am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:50:46am

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I love Las Vegas. Crooked Hillary stole Nevada. There’s a lot of bad people in Nevada but a lot of great people like my friend Cliven Bundy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:52:46am

$5 says he comments on the crowd size.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:52:53am

hmmmm…

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:53:05am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:54:21am

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Have a good time.”

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:54:58am

SMOTI strikes:

But after years of coming up empty, another hearing on Benghazi will find Clinton guilty and be able to throw her in prison for life.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:55:26am

re: #311 Dr. Matt

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“See the gun, touch the gun, that killed 60 people in one shooting this week.”

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:56:00am

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Everyone handled it beautifully. It was great. It’s a miracle more weren’t killed. Here, have some tissues. Best regards!”

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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:56:22am

re: #328 lawhawk

I assume since this is SMOTI that Sen. Burr said nothing near what is being claimed in this tweet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:56:52am

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:56:53am

re: #328 lawhawk

Disgraceful! GOP Senate Intel Leader Burr: We Found NO EVIDENCE of Russian Collusion - But Will Keep Looking (Video)
— Jim Hoft

Gonna go out on a limb here and say that I doubt that this is what Burr said or even implied.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:57:51am

ooops…wrong tweet

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:58:37am

re: #332 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

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omg

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:58:40am

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

ooops…wrong tweet

should have been this one:

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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:59:16am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

And this though… sounds correct.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:59:21am

re: #328 lawhawk

SMOTI strikes:

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But after years of coming up empty, another hearing on Benghazi will find Clinton guilty and be able to throw her in prison for life.

He’s an idiot.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:59:21am

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I hear this is a great town to buy guns in. I love the second amendment. I see all the gun show signs. Just fantastic. OK, why am I here again?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 9:59:26am

re: #328 lawhawk

re: #333 Sir John Barron

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petesh  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:00:07am

re: #324 Eclectic Cyborg

$5 says he comments on lies about the crowd size.

Fxd

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:00:12am

re: #320 Big Beautiful Door

Speaking of which, in oral arguments yesterday, the four rightwing judges of course all think the Court can’t do anything about political gerrymandering, so we have to hope Kennedy does the right thing. Fingers crossed.

That’s one of many rulings I hold against O’Connor, that political gerrymandering is OK.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:01:35am

re: #341 petesh

$5 says he comments on lies about the crowd size.

Fxd

“The FAKE failing media won’t talk about the crowds here to see me today or comment on the great work my people are doing here, FEMA, the F-35, everything.”

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blueraven  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:05:42am

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

hmmmm…

Treetop Flyer?

Stephen Stills - Treetop Flyer

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:07:16am

re: #344 blueraven

Treetop Flyer?

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I was thinking WKRP’s turkey drop…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:08:47am
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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:09:09am

Democrats have introduced a bill banning bump stocks and similar devices. No Republicans have signed up. dailykos.com

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Skip Intro  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:09:29am

$5 says she’ll be there to meet trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:13:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:13:42am
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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:14:01am

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

The website is sentient?

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:17:37am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You know Trump will brag about it being the biggest shooting evah!

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:18:20am

re: #351 Belafon

The website is sentient?

Its being renamed Skynet./

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:19:12am

re: #352 Big Beautiful Door

You know Trump will brag about it being the biggest shooting evah!

“This is what happens when you try to take guns from angry white men.”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:19:16am

re: #352 Big Beautiful Door

You know Trump will brag about it being the biggest shooting evah!

“How many dead you got here? 60? In Katrina they’re were hundreds and hundreds and hundreds. Not many people know that.”

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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:19:36am

re: #352 Big Beautiful Door

The word of the day will be “tremendous”, tremendous loss of life, tremendous firepower, tremendous response to the tragedy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:20:12am

you can’t regulate evil but you can vote it into office

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:20:24am

re: #356 CongoJack

The word of the day will be “tremendous”, tremendous loss of life, tremendous firepower, tremendous response to the tragedy.

Trump has the best words, tremendous words.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:22:46am

re: #351 Belafon

The website is sentient?

Running on a HAL 9000 series computer.

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plansbandc  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:24:14am

I just wanted the press conference to go like this:

I wanted to clarify this for everyone. I did not call the President a moron. That is false. In fact, I called him a fucking moron. Repeatedly. Thank you, and God Bless America.

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plansbandc  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:25:11am

re: #357 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Imma steal this!

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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:25:36am

re: #356 CongoJack

It’s one of the few multi-syllabic words he knows, so he uses it a lot to prove how smart he is.

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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:26:23am

re: #362 Woods Witch

no // needed

This. Is. True.

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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:28:20am

I just told a guy on the phone who has 5 bikes to bring three of them on his visit here this weekend, and he’ll end up wanting to move here. He said, ‘Don’t say that!’ I said, ‘Lots of people from [your city] do it.’

What I didn’t say is what a f-ed up town this is.

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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:29:08am

re: #363 CongoJack

Fixed it. :-)

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Skip Intro  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:30:59am

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electrotek  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:31:21am

Can’t believe it.

Facebook Post

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:32:10am

re: #367 electrotek

Can’t believe it.

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Can’t look at facebook at work. What can’t you believe?

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:33:48am

GOP says we should spend more on mental health…. after the GOP has spent years trying to gut health coverage that expanded to include mental health treatment (and are still trying to sabotage that coverage). GOP says that they’re for mental health treatment and then enact law to overrule Obama rule on crosschecking against SSDI if someone has a mental illness.

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electrotek  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:38:12am

re: #368 Belafon

Can’t look at facebook at work. What can’t you believe?

There’s a gun shop in Farmers Branch that calls itself the “Templar Ordinance” and their FB page is plastered with Biblical references to sell weapons.

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MsJ  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:41:28am

re: #282 FormerDirtDart

She’s a beaut of a dog.

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m0nkeyb0y  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:42:09am

re: #53 teleskiguy

Let’s not use the mass murderer’s name, shall we? It makes him famous, when his victims should be more famous. Just a suggestion.

Agreed, guaranteed notoriety can be a motivator for psychopaths. I suggest naming these incidents in honor of the victimized cities, as it is truly an assault on communities at the local and national scales.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:44:03am

re: #372 m0nkeyb0y

I kind of think making sure everyone knows this was an older white male is something we need to keep reminding people of for a while.

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petesh  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:45:04am

re: #373 Belafon

I kind of think making sure everyone knows this was an older white male is something we need to keep reminding people of for a while.

I resemble that remark! And having been a class traitor all my life, I agree.

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dangerman  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:45:58am

re: #357 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you can’t regulate evil but you can vote it into office

and out

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:46:01am

re: #374 petesh

I’m right there with you.

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William Lewis  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:47:05am

re: #367 electrotek

Can’t believe it.

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I only can’t believe there aren’t more of them given the demonization of Islam by the Anti-Christian right wing in America. There’s hundreds of years of romanticism of the Crusades at work here too but the reality is kind of ironic. Much like America with too many pretend religious gunhumpers, so too did Europe of 1090 CE have too many almost religious warriors killing each other and civilians so the pope, Urban II, thinking he could get rid of them and help Byzantium against the Turks, tried to point them at an external enemy instead. The historical results should horrify anyone (see the fall of Jerusalem in 1099) but we have too many romances about the crusades instead.

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:47:27am
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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:48:21am

Dress code soon to come for Senate observers.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:48:50am

re: #379 jaunte

Dress code soon to come for Senate observers.

And don’t you dare laugh..

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:49:38am

They’ll have to ban Roger Stone.

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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:50:12am

re: #380 Kilroy was here

Its almost like they want us to live in the world of the movie Equilibrium - and if you haven’t seen the movie I do recommend (quite a bit of violence though).

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:51:02am

re: #339 Sir John Barron

“I hear this is a great town to buy guns in. I love the second amendment. I see all the gun show signs. Just fantastic. OK, why am I here again?”

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:51:40am

re: #377 William Lewis

I liked the movie Timeline (I haven’t read the book it’s based on) because it depicted the Middle Ages as brutal.

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Alephnaught  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:52:52am

re: #256 Interesting Times

The correct word is “receptive”, but when you think about it, the typo works just as well if not better:

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Super Furry Animals - Receptacle for the Respectable

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:53:28am
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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:54:02am

re: #381 jaunte

They’ll have to ban Roger Stone.

In their enthusiasm, they’ll ban pants-wearing women.

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whitebeach  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:54:21am

re: #372 m0nkeyb0y

Agreed, guaranteed notoriety can be a motivator for psychopaths. I suggest naming these incidents in honor of the victimized cities, as it is truly an assault on communities at the local and national scales.

Someone earlier said that we don’t remember the victims’ names, only the killer’s. But in most cases, that doesn’t last long either. Hell, maybe it’s just my aging brain, but I don’t remember the names of the Columbine assholes, or the Aurora creep, or the Virginia Tech nutcase, or even the Sandy Hook madman. I doubt that anyone who wasn’t a national security professional remembers the name of any of the 9/11 doers except for Mohammad Atta. In a year or two, I believe, the most recent slaughter will be recalled simply as the Las Vegas shooting, and the name of the gunman removed to the fuzzy edges of particular memories, for example those of the victims’ families. So in a way, your suggestion is already pretty much established in actual practice.

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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:54:28am

re: #377 William Lewis

I only can’t believe there aren’t more of them given the demonization of Islam by the Anti-Christian right wing in America. There’s hundreds of years of romanticism of the Crusades at work here too but the reality is kind of ironic. Much like America with too many pretend religious gunhumpers, so too did Europe of 1090 CE have too many almost religious warriors killing each other and civilians so the pope, Urban II, thinking he could get rid of them and help Byzantium against the Turks, tried to point them at an external enemy instead. The historical results should horrify anyone (see the fall of Jerusalem in 1099) but we have too many romances about the crusades instead.

Crusaders eventually sacked Constantinople … and were much more brutal to those living in Jerusalem than the Muslims (as the Crusaders killed everyone - and the people of different religions were living in peace at the time during Muslim rule).

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:55:09am

re: #385 Alephnaught

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Video

Not available here in America.

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:55:15am
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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:57:50am

re: #391 Charles Johnson

[Yesterday, Trump was introduced to water purification kits, as half of the island is still without drinkable water. Here was his reaction]

Now tell him he drank some of it. He’ll keel over.

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whitebeach  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:58:09am

re: #377 William Lewis

I only can’t believe there aren’t more of them given the demonization of Islam by the Anti-Christian right wing in America. There’s hundreds of years of romanticism of the Crusades at work here too but the reality is kind of ironic. Much like America with too many pretend religious gunhumpers, so too did Europe of 1090 CE have too many almost religious warriors killing each other and civilians so the pope, Urban II, thinking he could get rid of them and help Byzantium against the Turks, tried to point them at an external enemy instead. The historical results should horrify anyone (see the fall of Jerusalem in 1099) but we have too many romances about the crusades instead.

Not to mention that the various waves of crusaders often tuned up their game by slaughtering tens of thousands of Jews in European cities along the way to the Holy Land. Of course, for the owners of the gunshop in question, this would be a feature, not a bug.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:59:23am

re: #384 Belafon

I liked the movie Timeline (I haven’t read the book it’s based on) because it depicted the Middle Ages as brutal.

Life in the Middle Ages was good only for the upper nobility, if they managed not to die of disease. The middle nobility (knights, especially) had the additional threat of being killed in battle if their lord decided to wage war with some other lord. Everyone but the king was at the beck and call of the person above him, and even kings had to ingratiate themselves with the church and the Pope.

I long ago lost patience with fantasy novels that glamorize medieval life as some kind of simple, idyllic existence. GRRM portrays a much more believable version of feudal society in Game of Thrones, if you set aside the magical aspects of the story.

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:59:50am
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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 10:59:52am

re: #392 wrenchwench

Na - he would have said - “no drinkable water, why dont you guys just have a diet Coke then?”

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:02:16am

Someone should ask Trump if the Vegas shooting survivors can use their food stamps to buy hot meals.

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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:02:49am

re: #396 CongoJack

Na - he would have said - “no drinkable water, why dont you guys just have a diet Coke then?”

When I spent a month in Mexico, the most careful guy in the group was a biologist who avoided anything that couldn’t be peeled or opened with a device. I ate from all the street vendors. He got the sickest.

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:03:24am
“Wait,” Trump said, “you put it in dirty water?”

“And then you can drink it after 10 to 12 hours,” she explained.

“Would you do it? Would you drink it?” he asked.

“Sure,” she said.

“Really?” Trump said, a disgusted look coming across his face.

He has no idea how the water gets to his glass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:03:28am

re: #384 Belafon

I liked the movie Timeline (I haven’t read the book it’s based on) because it depicted the Middle Ages as brutal.

The book is pretty good.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:05:44am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:06:06am

re: #399 jaunte

He has no idea how the water gets to his glass.

I comes out of the tap, duh. All clean and sparkly.

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:07:05am

re: #384 Belafon

I liked the movie Timeline (I haven’t read the book it’s based on) because it depicted the Middle Ages as brutal.

I liked Connie Willis’ “Doomsday Book”.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:08:43am

re: #402 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I comes out of the tap bottle, duh. All clean and sparkly.

tRump is too good for mere tap water don’t ya know.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:09:52am

Another conservative myth debunked:

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:10:43am

re: #404 Bubblehead II

He has plenty of loyal servants, waiters and kitchen staff who worship his grandiosity and would never do anything disgusting to his drinks.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:11:32am

re: #404 Bubblehead II

tRump is too good for mere tap water don’t ya know.

Point.

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Citizen K  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:11:56am

re: #405 Dr. Matt

Another conservative myth debunked:

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A law abiding gun-owner until they’re ‘suddenly’ not? Quelle surprise.

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William Lewis  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:12:35am

re: #384 Belafon

I liked the movie Timeline (I haven’t read the book it’s based on) because it depicted the Middle Ages as brutal.

Flesh+Blood en.wikipedia.org a Rutger Hauer film - was good that way too.

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:12:35am

re: #403 sagehen

I liked Connie Willis’ “Doomsday Book”.

Speaking of which — there’s a new(ish) Willis… “Crosstalk”. Published 2016. I’m only 2 chapters in, but enjoying it. (not time travel, not WWII. It’s set in the near future, it’s about social media, cellphones and TMI.)

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:18:34am

Ugh.

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EPR-radar  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:20:11am

Once you get past the preamble, the US Constitution is a very businesslike document. There are no comments, parenthetical asides, vision statements, explanations or justifications in its following text.

That means that the RKBA as expressed in the Constitution must have some link (unspecified) to the militia, to give the first part of the second amendment meaning. Had the founders intended just “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed”, that is what they would have written. They did not do that, so anyone who takes the text of the Constitution seriously is stuck with the militia.

That’s a difficult problem, since the militia as understood by the founders is a legal fossil with practically zero real world relevance today.

The Heller court simply said to hell with the militia language in the second amendment. That might be a rational response to having an enumerated right tied to a legal fossil, but conservatives really shouldn’t claim that Roe v Wade is judicial activism and Heller is not.

Taking unenumerated rights seriously enough to decide a hotly contested issue is a bold act of judicial interpretation, but it pales in comparison to simply ignoring inconvenient text of the Constitution itself.

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EPR-radar  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:23:52am

re: #406 jaunte

He has plenty of loyal servants, waiters and kitchen staff who worship his grandiosity and would never do anything disgusting to his drinks.

All kinds of nasty things are water soluble.

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petesh  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:25:59am

re: #413 EPR-radar

All kinds of nasty things are water soluble.

Personally, I would decline the honor of performing as his official taster.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:29:45am

re: #411 jaunte

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“fun of mimicking automatic fire.”

Ugh.

I was having a hard time telling how much fun everyone was having because of all the screaming and blood flowing.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:29:59am

re: #411 jaunte

Ugh.

Ugh is right. This asshole wasn’t looking for accuracy. He wanted something that would send a bunch of lead down range in as short as time as possible. He knew he was going to hit/kill someone as he was 32 floors up shooting down into a crowd of 20K+ people.

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:32:02am

re: #416 Bubblehead II

I remembered having a discussion here about bump stocks, accuracy, and the silliness of the idea that a lack of accuracy would deter someone whose goal was to kill as many people as possible by firing into a crowd. I looked it up the other night, and it was back in 2012.

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:32:03am

re: #412 EPR-radar

That’s a difficult problem, since the militia as understood by the founders is a legal fossil with practically zero real world relevance today.

“Militia” as understood by the founders is very much like today’s Sheriff’s Dept or PD or Highway Patrol.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:33:07am

re: #418 sagehen

“Militia” as understood by the founders is very much like today’s Sheriff’s Dept or PD or Highway Patrol.

I always understood that it was subsumed by the idea of the National Guard, which is nominally under the command of the governor of each state and not the CinC.

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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:33:14am

re: #414 petesh

Personally, I would decline the honor of performing as his official taster.

OK, nobody has had a thought about the peepee tape during this discussion, right?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:34:51am

Why do I think bump stock sales are through the roof right now…

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:35:05am

As one would expect from a fanatic.

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CongoJack  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:35:19am

re: #411 jaunte

How is “mimicking” automatic fire on a weapon different that it actually being an automatic weapon. The tech may be different but the result the same. Thus these items should be outlawed with no question. This is easy logic; I am not surprised it is hard for people on the gun-nut right to grasp.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:36:11am

re: #417 jaunte

I remembered having a discussion here about bump stocks, accuracy, and the silliness of the idea that a lack of accuracy would deter someone whose goal was to kill as many people as possible by firing into a crowd. I looked it up the other night, and it was back in 2012.

Got a link? Yeah I’m being lazy :-)

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:36:41am

re: #422 jaunte

So, tell me, Steve, how would your packing a gun have stopped you from being shot?

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whitebeach  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:36:54am

re: #419 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I always understood that it was subsumed by the idea of the National Guard, which is nominally under the command of the governor of each state and not the CinC.

My understanding as well, but the CinC does have the option of “nationalizing” NG units, like Ike did during the Little Rock school integration crisis.

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:39:21am

re: #424 Bubblehead II

This thread: look for “Mich-again”
littlegreenfootballs.com

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:39:50am

And I’m pretty sure all Scalise really means is that his donations from the NRA have gone up.

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:40:29am

re: #427 jaunte

This thread: look for “Mich-again”
littlegreenfootballs.com

Thanks.

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William Lewis  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:41:44am

re: #418 sagehen

“Militia” as understood by the founders is very much like today’s Sheriff’s Dept or PD or Highway Patrol.

No, not really close. The Militia was the force of a single state that was made up of all the adult white males who could be called out to defend the state/nation against invasion, rebellion, or worse, slave uprising. The Sheriff was, much as in England, the local law enforcement authority and would deputize individuals only as necessary.

The militia as the defense of the US instead of a standing Army was the single greatest failure of the Constitution, driven by the fear of the standing armies of both King & Commonwealth during the English Civil War, and it’s ironic that the militia’s only noticeable successes were against the Whiskey Rebellion (lead by Washington himself) and against an utterly nonmilitary foe in Black Hawk’s War.

But as a result of that fear of standing armies, we have the legacy of a piss poorly written 2nd Amendment and modern nation ignorant of it’s historical origin.

Can I say again, I really want the Czech gun licensing system dropped into America? There is nothing incompatable with the actual 2nd Amendment in that system: Pass the tests, have a license? Good to go. Fail the tests? No license & no pew pew for you.

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:41:47am
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KGxvi  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:42:18am

re: #426 whitebeach

My understanding as well, but the CinC does have the option of “nationalizing” NG units, like Ike did during the Little Rock school integration crisis.

Per Article II, Section 2:

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States

Also, keep in mind the US didn’t really have much of a standing army in the early years. Which is why the forces used during the Whiskey Rebellion were mostly militia forces.

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:42:21am

GALS & GUNS

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ObserverArt  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:43:55am

re: #148 Amory Blaine

The left should start a movement that resembles the anti abortion movement. Picket outside of gun stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and shows with pictures of shot up babies on the signs. Scream baby killer epithets at every one walking in. Stalk gun store owners and smear their characters and businesses wherever they are.

Damn good idea!

Yeah, I’m behind. Pretty busy with graphic work which is a good thing. But I can’t keep up with the threads.

And I am not watching TV news…too damn frustrating.

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sagehen  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:45:05am

re: #426 whitebeach

My understanding as well, but the CinC does have the option of “nationalizing” NG units, like Ike did during the Little Rock school integration crisis.

And National Guard, for the past 25 years, have had the expectation of being sent overseas in wartime to supplement the regular Army.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:46:09am

re: #435 sagehen

And National Guard, for the past 25 years, have had the expectation of being sent overseas in wartime to supplement the regular Army.

Which is how my stepson ended up in Iraq as an Army MP.

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EPR-radar  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:46:53am

re: #422 jaunte

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As one would expect from a fanatic.

Or from someone who deposited a large check from the NRA which has just cleared.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:48:00am

re: #428 Belafon

And I’m pretty sure all Scalise really means is that his donations from the NRA have gone up.

America is as polarized on the gun issue as any. To be a Republican is to be an opponent of gun control; he really doesn’t have any wriggle room if he doesn’t want to be primaried.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:48:16am

re: #430 William Lewis

Can I say again, I really want the Czech gun licensing system dropped into America? There is nothing incompatable with the actual 2nd Amendment in that system: Pass the tests, have a license? Good to go. Fail the tests? No license & no pew pew for you.

It certainly is no problem with anyone here - it’s considered common-sense. Most Czechs would tell you that you have to go to driving school and pass that, and once that’s done, you can get your driver’s license. If that’s done for a car, why not a firearm?

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Amory Blaine  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:48:46am

re: #399 jaunte

He has no idea how the water gets to his glass.

Well, if it’s Trump branded water you know it comes straight out of the tap.

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whitebeach  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:49:29am

re: #432 KGxvi

Exactly. In fact, Article II is pretty specific as to what constitutes a well-regulated militia, no matter how much the gun nuts would like to pretend that the phrase in the 2nd Amendment is vague or meaningless. And the farthest thing from the Founders’ intentions was that the militias would be used as an opposing force to the national government.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:49:33am

re: #398 wrenchwench

When I spent a month in Mexico, the most careful guy in the group was a biologist who avoided anything that couldn’t be peeled or opened with a device. I ate from all the street vendors. He got the sickest.

The blade on that peeler must have been a hotbed of bacterial activity…

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KGxvi  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:50:08am

re: #430 William Lewis

Can I say again, I really want the Czech gun licensing system dropped into America? There is nothing incompatable with the actual 2nd Amendment in that system: Pass the tests, have a license? Good to go. Fail the tests? No license & no pew pew for you.

When DF was here, I raised the point that inherent in our citizenship or residency in this country, we all have a fundamental/constitutional right to move freely about the country. A car is, arguably, the most effective way of exercising that right. But you still have to pass a written test and a behind the wheel test to get a license, you have to have insurance if you own and operate a car, your license can be revoked if you violate certain sections of the law - even if its not a misdemeanor (get enough speeding tickets and you can have your license suspended or revoked). Those seem like entirely reasonable things with cars, and should be with guns as well.

And that doesn’t even get into the fact that there’s no reasonable purpose for a private citizen to own a semi-automatic or fully automatic weapon. Those are military grade weapons, as far as I’m concerned, and just like you can’t own an Abrams tank or RPG or an ICBM, I don’t see why you should be able to own those types of rifles. Especially when there are apparently very simple modifications or tools that turn semi-auto weapons into full auto weapons.

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EPR-radar  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:50:24am

re: #438 Big Beautiful Door

America is as polarized on the gun issue as any. To be a Republican is to be an opponent of gun control; he really doesn’t have any wriggle room if he doesn’t want to be primaried.

Guns and abortion seem to be the most polarizing issues of all. I can see this for abortion, but the fanaticism on guns seems bizarre to me.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:51:04am

re: #441 whitebeach

Exactly. In fact, Article II is pretty specific as to what constitutes a well-regulated militia, no matter how much the gun nuts would like to pretend that the phrase in the 2nd Amendment is vague or meaningless. And the farthest thing from the Founders’ intentions was that the militias would be used as an opposing force to the national government.

Quite the opposite. One of Congress’ enumerated powers is to call up the militia to suppress rebellion, which is exactly what they did during the Whiskey Rebellion.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:51:12am

re: #425 Belafon

So, tell me, Steve, how would your packing a gun have stopped you from being shot?

His fault he wasn’t prepared.

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:52:07am

re: #444 EPR-radar

Guns and abortion seem to be the most polarizing issues of all. I can see this for abortion, but the fanaticism on guns seems bizarre to me.

They’re both religious tests.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:52:14am

re: #444 EPR-radar

Guns and abortion seem to be the most polarizing issues of all. I can see this for abortion, but the fanaticism on guns seems bizarre to me.

It might seem less bizarre if you recall that GOP polarization on protecting gun rights started skyrocketing in 2008.

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petesh  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:52:20am

Deep breaths, lizards, and keep the medications handy. El Trumpino is about to meet first responders live in Vegas. I’ve got my money on “winners” as a theme.

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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:52:45am

re: #442 Grunthos the Flatulent

The blade on that peeler must have been a hotbed of bacterial activity…

I figured he was left with no resistance. Me, I’ve been full of resistance all my life. :)

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Interesting Times  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:52:59am

re: #446 Amory Blaine

His fault he wasn’t prepared.

He didn’t make himself small enough.

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whitebeach  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:53:54am

re: #425 Belafon

So, tell me, Steve, how would your packing a gun would have stopped you from being shot?

Easy peasy. Bullet strikes gun and is deflected, killing one or two nearby people who didn’t have the foresight to be strapped.

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ObserverArt  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:54:49am

How easy is it to install a bump-fire system and use it with your favorite rifle. This easy.

(Sorry if this has been posted)

Lisa Jean AR15 Bump Fire

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EPR-radar  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:55:24am

re: #443 KGxvi

When DF was here, I raised the point that inherent in our citizenship or residency in this country, we all have a fundamental/constitutional right to move freely about the country. A car is, arguably, the most effective way of exercising that right. But you still have to pass a written test and a behind the wheel test to get a license, you have to have insurance if you own and operate a car, your license can be revoked if you violate certain sections of the law - even if its not a misdemeanor (get enough speeding tickets and you can have your license suspended or revoked). Those seem like entirely reasonable things with cars, and should be with guns as well.

And that doesn’t even get into the fact that there’s no reasonable purpose for a private citizen to own a semi-automatic or fully automatic weapon. Those are military grade weapons, as far as I’m concerned, and just like you can’t own an Abrams tank or RPG or an ICBM, I don’t see why you should be able to own those types of rifles. Especially when there are apparently very simple modifications or tools that turn semi-auto weapons into full auto weapons.

As I recall, the discussions on that point here also noted that in the early years of automobiles in the US, that right of free transit was invoked to oppose any regulation of driving at all, leading to an “If it fits, I drives” model for cars that was carried out in practice for some years. The resulting carnage eventually led to the demise of this legal theory and to the current regime of license, registration and insurance.

Legally, restricting driving is much easier than restricting guns, because there is no enumerated constitutional right that bears on driving.

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lawhawk  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:55:43am

re: #449 petesh

“Beautiful”

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 11:58:11am
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Kragar  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:00:03pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:00:18pm

re: #449 petesh

Deep breaths, lizards, and keep the medications handy. El Trumpino is about to meet first responders live in Vegas. I’ve got my money on “winners” as a theme.

He said “congratulations”

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Interesting Times  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:00:32pm
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Brian J.  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:01:25pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

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Ben supports Nazis because he knows that if he didn’t, he’d be first in the oven. It’s a matter of racism meeting self-preservation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:02:24pm
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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:03:29pm

re: #459 Interesting Times

Amen!

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:03:40pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:03:57pm

re: #460 Brian J.

Ben supports Nazis because he knows that if he didn’t, he’d be first in the oven. It’s a matter of racism meeting self-preservation.

And yet it hasn’t prevented him from becoming the #1 anti-Semitic target on social media.

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ObserverArt  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:04:21pm

re: #422 jaunte

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As one would expect from a fanatic.

Scalise is probably enjoying his get well gift from the NRA. All he had to do to qualify was say this shit.

Funny how it is too soon to talk about guns in one way, but just fine to celebrate the damn things while people are in recovery and others are being buried.

America is sick, sick, and there seems to be no cure.

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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:04:31pm

re: #463 jaunte

The look on the doctor’s face says it all

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jaunte  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:04:57pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:06:14pm

re: #460 Brian J.

Ben supports Nazis because he knows that if he didn’t, he’d be first in the oven. It’s a matter of racism meeting self-preservation.

That makes him a Capo, right?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:06:22pm

The carnage is going to stop NOW, folks. Unless the carnage was caused by legally purchased guns, then all is OK.

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whitebeach  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:07:10pm

re: #463 jaunte

Jesus fucking Christ! It’s what hospitals do the world over in crises, from Lebanon to Paris to Beijing to Mexico. But with this asshole, it has to be yet another example of American Exceptionalism.

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Interesting Times  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:07:58pm
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ipsos  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:09:07pm

Mrs. ipsos’ life has been saved several times over now by hospitals.

I do not think I have ever felt inclined to say “congratulations” to any of them.

“Thank you,” “bless you for your work,” “here’s a ridiculous amount of my money,” yes, but… “congratulations”!?!?!

The man lives in the Uncanny Valley.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:11:06pm
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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:11:41pm

re: #472 ipsos

The man lives in the Uncanny Valley.

Is that near Tone Deaf Springs?

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:12:22pm

Oh joy! Another billionaire, Mark Cuban, is thinking of running for President.

yahoo.com

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Belafon  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:12:23pm

re: #474 Woods Witch

Is that near Tone Deaf Springs?

Is he drinking that water?

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Kragar  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:12:56pm

re: #473 The Vicious Babushka

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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:13:29pm

re: #473 The Vicious Babushka

He only uses the best words. Context is optional.

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ObserverArt  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:13:37pm

re: #444 EPR-radar

Guns and abortion seem to be the most polarizing issues of all. I can see this for abortion, but the fanaticism on guns seems bizarre to me.

I think 50% of the fanaticism entails sticking it to Democrats, Liberals, Progressives and Leftists.

I believe it can be traced back to Saint Ronnie and the whole “L” word thing. To a wingnut, anything that pisses off a liberal is good. Double benefit of guns is you get to think you are a bad boy pissing off people and you get to shoot ‘em up with the guns.

YeeeeHawww! What is not to like ‘bout that?

Hmmm. Now that I think of it, the “L” Word thing might have been an early Trumpism, in the realm of “Fake News.”

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:13:54pm

re: #446 Amory Blaine

His fault he wasn’t prepared.

Wasn’t small enough

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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:14:12pm

re: #476 Belafon

Is he drinking that water?

It would explain a lot

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makeitstop  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:16:58pm

re: #446 Amory Blaine

His fault he wasn’t prepared.

He should have gotten small.

///

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BeachDem  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:18:23pm

re: #477 Kragar

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Jennifer Rubin hits another nail on the head (damn it, Jennifer, this makes twice today that I’ve praised your take on the yam. WTF is going on)

The sight of America’s secretary of state reduced to scraping and bowing to the president should not please any American or ally of America. That role is the most critical in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy, and seeing its occupant so diminished and disrespected signals that our foreign policy is entirely dysfunctional.

washingtonpost.com

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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:19:03pm

re: #477 Kragar

The @NBCNews story has just been totally refuted by Sec. Tillerson and @VP Pence. It is #FakeNews. They should issue an apology to AMERICA!

Coming from he who owes America the BIGGEST apology…

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KGxvi  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:20:30pm

re: #454 EPR-radar

As I recall, the discussions on that point here also noted that in the early years of automobiles in the US, that right of free transit was invoked to oppose any regulation of driving at all, leading to an “If it fits, I drives” model for cars that was carried out in practice for some years. The resulting carnage eventually led to the demise of this legal theory and to the current regime of license, registration and insurance.

Legally, restricting driving is much easier than restricting guns, because there is no enumerated constitutional right that bears on driving.

Even enumerated constitutional rights have limits and restrictions… human sacrifice isn’t going to be allowed based on freedom of religion; nor do we allow multiple marriage based on freedom of religion; there are time/place/manner restrictions on free speech (not to mention fighting words and defamation).

The freedom of movement has been recognized under the privileges and immunities clause since the early days of the constitution. And the right was last adjudicated in 1966, when the Court recognized the federal government’s power to protect the right against state action in US v Guest.

My point is: just because there’s a right, doesn’t mean it is not subject to some regulation. In the case of the second amendment, if we are going to recognize the right to bear arms as an individual right - and I’m more or less okay with that principle - it doesn’t mean we have to give up the ability to place reasonable limits on that right.

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Interesting Times  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:21:17pm

re: #484 wrenchwench

Coming from he who owes America the BIGGEST apology…

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Bubblehead II  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:21:26pm

re: #443 KGxvi

When DF was here, I raised the point that inherent in our citizenship or residency in this country, we all have a fundamental/constitutional right to move freely about the country. A car is, arguably, the most effective way of exercising that right. But you still have to pass a written test and a behind the wheel test to get a license, you have to have insurance if you own and operate a car, your license can be revoked if you violate certain sections of the law - even if its not a misdemeanor (get enough speeding tickets and you can have your license suspended or revoked). Those seem like entirely reasonable things with cars, and should be with guns as well.

And that doesn’t even get into the fact that there’s no reasonable purpose for a private citizen to own a semi-automatic or fully automatic weapon. Those are military grade weapons, as far as I’m concerned, and just like you can’t own an Abrams tank or RPG or an ICBM, I don’t see why you should be able to own those types of rifles. Especially when there are apparently very simple modifications or tools that turn semi-auto weapons into full auto weapons.

Actually you can. Just takes a butt load of money and the proper FFL license (class 1 I believe). As for an ICBM, if you have the money you could PROBABLY find yourself a demilitarized one from some collector as well.

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Kragar  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:21:29pm

re: #483 BeachDem

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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:23:11pm

re: #486 Interesting Times

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We have to apologize FOR him until he apologizes TO us.

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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:24:00pm

re: #488 Kragar

Does Trump even have a foreign policy aside from “burn them all?”

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KGxvi  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:24:45pm

re: #490 Woods Witch

Does Trump even have a foreign policy aside from “burn them all?”

“Take their money and resources, then burn them all.”

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wrenchwench  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:25:03pm
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whitebeach  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:25:13pm

re: #490 Woods Witch

Does Trump even have a foreign policy aside from “burn them all?”

Sure. There’s also “let the Russians pee on me.”

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Kragar  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:25:16pm

re: #490 Woods Witch

“TAKE THEIR OIL!”

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danarchy  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:31:59pm

So if you try to go to bumpfiresystems.com you get a 503 service not available error.

I wonder if they took their own site down or if someone did it for them? You’d see a different behavior if the site was just swamped by traffic or a DDoS

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Woods Witch  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:32:14pm

re: #491 KGxvi

re: #493 whitebeach

re: #494 Kragar

Of course. How could I forget? ‘Merica First!

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:37:56pm

re: #486 Interesting Times

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I see her shirt does not contain anything in Russian.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 4, 2017 • 12:38:10pm

re: #477 Kragar

Honestly not sure how the country has survived the nine months of this dude so far. Leadership this bad is bound to have dire consequences.

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steve_davis  Oct 4, 2017 • 1:03:13pm

re: #26 Joe Bacon 🌹

The NRA has gone too far…

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somewhere a deer is taking its final breath after having gotten hit with a slug, thinking, “Man, the afterlife smells like potpourri. This really sucks.”

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Jay C  Oct 4, 2017 • 2:09:34pm

re: #411 jaunte

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Ugh.

OK, “Ugh” indeed: BUT: framing controls on automatic-weapons-mimicking-devices as “typical leftist war on the poor”???
Seriously, WTFF???

As if “leftists” are supposed to be seeing gun-control measures solely through the lens of “making shit more expensive so poor people can’t have any fun”???
And “fun” being defined (apparently solely) as “shooting off automatic weapons”??

I need moar rum…..


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