The Bob Cesca Show: Incredible Trouble

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Incredible Trouble: Not Safe For Work; Jody Hamilton from the Stephanie Miller Show and the From The Bunker podcast is here; Trump hurled paper towels at hurricane victims; Trump mixes up the Coast Guard and Air Force; Tillerson called Trump a moron; Apprentice producer accuses Trump of saying ‘unfathomably despicable’ things; Mueller is investigating the Steele Dossier; Jeff Merkley confirms Americans helped Russia target Michigan and Wisconsin; Senate Intel Committee issues interim updates; Republicans might add Obamacare repeal to their budget; That awful Lee Greenwood song; and much more.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:33:25pm

Goddamnet.
Twice in 2 years.

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austin_blue  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:44:20pm

Repost from downstairs:

Here’s an idea.

Guns don’t kill people. Bullets kill people.

If you have a magazine containing 100 bullets, and you have a bump stock, you can quickly shoot 100 bullets into a crowd of people with your legal semi-automatic battle rifle. I used to have one when I was in the Air Force. It was an HK91, a civilian version of the H&K G3. I had a local gunsmith convert it to full auto and registered it and paid the tax on it for twenty years until I sold it.

You can also do that if have a legally owned, registered, tax-paid machine gun, like I did.

I suppose we could outlaw bullets, or regulate them so that 5.56 mm or 7.62 bullets are outlawed and 5.62 and 7.68 were the only legal rifle rounds you could legally buy, but that will never happen. Those bullets would blow up your existing gun in you face. The sunk cost of gun owner’s investments would never allow it without a buy-back program. And we’ve got a bazillion guns in this country.

But here is a cheap as shit option. Limit guns, clips and magazines to eight rounds and make possesion of larger clips and magazines a felony with a statutorily dictated sentence of five years in a Federal Gray Bar Motel, with no exceptions for “collectors”.

If you’ve got a gun, a clip or a magazine that can contain more than eight rounds, you go to prison for five years, period. This includes cops, SWAT teams and everyone else in the country.

Like my Da always told me, “If you can’t hit it in two shots, you aren’t doing it right.” (Typical Marine, wasn’t he?)

We beat the Nazi’s with M1-A-1 Garand, which had an eight shot en-bloc clip. If that doesn’t meet the the needs of the NRA, they need to fuck right off, and then keep fucking off until they get back to where they started. Where they should fuck right off again.

It’s not the bullets, it’s the throughput. If you have to to keep reloading every time you pull the trigger eight times, or have an eight-shot machine gun, people get to
run away and you don’t get to shoot six hundred people in nine minutes for Dog’s sake.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:44:29pm

Local news reported that the man who brought the crosses, Greg Zanis, drove from Aurora, Illinois.

According to WGN9, Zanis, a carpenter, drove 1800 miles with the crosses to honor the victims. He’s made 20,000 crosses over the course of 20 years for homicide and shooting victims, WGN9 reported, but this installation is the most he’s ever made at one time.

He wrote a victim’s name on every cross, and he brought Stars of David for Jewish victims.

“This row of crosses will show the severity of what really happened there, more so than numbers and pictures in the paper,” he told TV station.

buzzfeed.com

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TedStriker  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:47:03pm

re: #3 JordanRules

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buzzfeed.com

And those with the power (and obligation) to do something about it will absolutely ignore it, as they continue to collect their filthy lucre from the NRA and the gun industry.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:47:36pm

Facebook Post

Unfortunately, the linked story is behind a paywall. Not one, but two, bumpfire manufacturers are located in the small town of Moran, Texas (pop 270). This is in Arrington’s district northeast of Abilene. Late word has it that Arrington has now joined calls for a ban on the devices, having apparently gotten the green light from his bosses at the NRA.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:54:56pm

Russian propaganda may have been shared hundreds of millions of times, new research says (Washington Post, more at the link):

Facebook has said ads bought by Russian operatives reached 10 million of its users.

But does that include everyone reached by the information operation? Couldn’t the Russians also have created simple — and free — Facebook posts and hoped they went viral? And if so, how many times were these messages seen by Facebook’s massive user base?

The answers to those questions, which social media analyst Jonathan Albright studied for a research document he posted online Thursday, are: No. Yes. And hundreds of millions — perhaps many billions — of times.

“The primary push to influence wasn’t necessarily through paid advertising,” said Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. “The best way to to understand this from a strategic perspective is organic reach.”

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:57:37pm

Bump Stock Innovator Inspired by People Who ‘Love Full Auto’
Guy looks like a young Rush Limbaugh. Prediction: Now that the NRA has officially thrown him under the bus he will replace Martin Shkreli as the most hated man in America. Shkreli at least never killed anyone, he just made it impossible for them to stay alive.

Vimeo

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Kragar  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:59:32pm

icymi

One whole hour of ripping on Dinesh D’Souza

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 5, 2017 • 11:01:36pm

From Slidefire’s website:

GET NOTIFIED
We have decided to temporarily suspend taking new orders in order to provide the best service with those already placed.

Please enter your email address below to be notified when more stocks are available.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 11:02:24pm

Yeah Harvey whatever.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 5, 2017 • 11:07:33pm

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

From Slidefire’s website:

“We have decided to temporarily suspend taking new orders while we dump the existing stock in the Gulf of Mexico, prepare our new identities and start looking at discreet residential property in the Turks and Caicos.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 5, 2017 • 11:14:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 5, 2017 • 11:19:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 5, 2017 • 11:23:45pm

I do not know how Facebook’s complaint mechanism works, but perhaps others can intervene on Jim Wright’s behalf:

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 5, 2017 • 11:32:23pm

The Hill reporting that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used taxpayer funded private jets seven times this year.

thehill.com

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 5, 2017 • 11:49:12pm

re: #2 austin_blue

I am sure your idea makes sense and would, in a sane world, satisfy the right to keep and bear arms while limiting mass murder. By itself, it would not stop the worst part of America’s gun fetish, which is the thousands of murders in ones and twos, domestic violence with guns, drunk people with guns, kids with guns, that is the true casualty count. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.

It will, of course, never be done. This is because mass murder is part of the cult of human sacrifice that the Gun requires. Regular mass murder is needed, even desired, by Gun worshippers. It feeds the fantasies of a violent world that requires them to have even more guns, to hate those who would take their life-giving Guns even more, and, importantly, also provides surge pricing and regular runs on gun sales, further enriching the high priests of the Gun cult.

There are many disgusting things about Gun worshippers. One of the most, though, is the predictable fashion in which they rush to buy more guns the moment there is a mass murder, to get theirs before it might get taken away. Normal people, realising that their entertainment device had just been used in mass murder, would feel a sense of revulsion when looking at their toys, might even feel a sense of shame and, at a minimum, hide their deviant fetish for at least a while. Not in America - twisted as they are, they immediately double down on their murder worship, and make sure they are even more committed and prepared to sacrifice humans to their Gun. In a sane culture, these people would be shamed, and reviled by their friends and neighbours, called out in the press, and shunned. Here in America, however, we immediately glorify the capitalism of it, and applaud the improvement in gun shares. We write glowing pieces about gun sellers and how excited they are to get another run of sales.

Gun control, such as it is, cannot come through the courts or the government. Even if there was political will, which there is not, it would never work, because the problem is the American people themselves. As a whole, America likes things the way they are. They like mass shootings. They like the idea of a dangerous world where citizens shoot each other. Sure, some of us don’t. But as a whole, America looks at murdered children and people executed by snipers as they go about their day and concertgoers slaughtered and considers it normal and acceptable. Because the most important thing is the Gun. And if there isn’t regular slaughter, daily murder and death, perhaps the Gun might feel unwanted and unneeded. And America cannot abide that.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:14:49am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:21:36am

I haven’t seen this noted around here, though it’s a couple days old, so I’ll note it now.

Hillary Clinton’s Alabama campaign director unseated the two-term incumbent mayor of Birmingham.

But not even [Randall] Woodfin’s most optimistic boosters anticipated the resounding margin of his victory. With all but one polling place reporting, Woodfin defeated Bell 58 to 41 percent.

Nina Turner took a victory lap for her support by sending tweets or something. Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed him and recorded a robocall for his campaign.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:22:07am

huffingtonpost.com (oops left the link out above)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:37:25am

Apparently Trump’s legal defence fund is low, so he’s going to Dallas to fundraise for his reëlection… .

texastribune.org

And as always there is a tweet from Trump that contradicts Trump:

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:43:59am

Tropical Storm Nate has moved off the Honduras coastline. Hurricane watches are up in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:19:22am

rawstory.com

Russian government-backed hackers in 2015 stole U.S. secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks and protect against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor put highly classified information on his home computer, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources.

The contractor used a popular antivirus software by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab that may have made it possible for the hackers to identify and target the contractor’s files, multiple sources told the Journal.

Experts consider the theft, which was not discovered until the spring of 2016, one of the most significant security breaches of recent years, the newspaper said, including details of how the NSA penetrates foreign computer networks, the computer code it uses for such spying and how it defends networks inside the United States, the sources told the Journal.

(more at Raw Story)

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:27:01am

Our local radio station (KURY) switches to an east coast satellite feed at 6 PM every evening. News is at the top of the hour for five minutes, regular commercials and station callouts throughout the hour and 70’s music the rest of the hour. The reason I am telling you about this special station is that a few ago I listened to The Grand Illusion (Styx) and it was all of 1:08 long. Tears of a Clown (Smokey Robinson) just wrapped up at 1: 43 long. The playback is skipping parts of the song, leaping a bit ahead at times. Since the hour is prerecorded, everything ends at about 40 minutes into the hour and leaves the last 20 minutes or so as dead air. Except commercials and station ID; they will pop up and startle me at times if it’s real quiet.

The skipping does make for some interesting lyrics…lol!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:31:52am

Seth Meyers:

“Man, to think a guy’s a moron and then be forced to publicly say he’s smart,” Meyers said. “I guess when your name is Rex, you’re gonna be good at rolling over.”

Rex Tillerson Called Trump a Moron: A Closer Look

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 2:21:20am

Why when you get yourself in the news you should have your house in order:

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 2:28:51am

With FEMA pulling down statistics on what’s available in Puerto Rico, there is Puerto Rican sources for that info:

status.pr (in Spanish)

Fresh water availability:

AAA (fresh water)
54.20%

63.87%
Metro
19.93%
Norte
39.85%
Oeste
77.23%
Sur
62.73%
Este

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 6, 2017 • 2:49:07am

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 2:55:19am

re: #27 Dr Lizardo

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 2:59:19am

LOL WUT?

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 6, 2017 • 3:09:52am

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 6, 2017 • 3:10:28am

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 6, 2017 • 3:11:56am

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 3:13:20am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 3:16:24am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 3:48:55am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 3:54:46am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 4:12:40am
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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:13:28am

Worker busted for sexual relationship with inmate at ‘Shawskank’ prison.

DANNEMORA — After being fired for alleged inappropriate behavior with an inmate, a former civilian employee at Clinton Correctional Facility faces charges of sexual abuse and bringing in prison contraband.

Sound familiar?

The “Shawskank” prison tailor who was busted for helping two convicted killers escape from a correctional facility upstate was denied parole Monday, reports said.

Good behavior apparently wasn’t enough to help Joyce “Tillie” Mitchell, 52, land an early release from prison. She had been sentenced to up to seven years behind bars in 2015.

nypost.com

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:13:43am

re: #12 Anymouse 🌹

[Embedded content]Re 1st Amend, Press Secty ACTUALLY just said that there is”… Responsibility to tell the truth and be accurate.”
Seriously. She said that. pic.twitter.com
Follow
Lynda C. Watts @LyndaWatts
… followed a few minutes later by a bold faced lie …

for the press to tell the truth and be accurate

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jeffreyw  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:26:17am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:34:52am

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹

So Twitter has done nothing to curb Nazis (and in fact gone out of their way to coddle and verify them more often than not) because it’s staffed by fellow travelers.

Why does this not surprise me somehow?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:35:52am

re: #39 dangerman

for the press to tell the truth and be accurate

We need a Ministry of Truth, as well as a Ministry of Fairness and Balance

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:42:50am

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We need a Ministry of Truth, as well as a Ministry of Fairness and Balance

Yup. Just as important as silly walks

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:44:07am

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It matters what your definition of truth, fairness, and balance is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:44:19am

re: #43 dangerman

Yup. Just as important as silly walks

and Housinge

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 6, 2017 • 5:59:34am

Bad jobs report.

1.) Fake Numbers?
2.) Obama’s Fault?

I’m going with number 2

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:04:32am

re: #46 b.d. (bill d.)

Three hurricanes?

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:05:19am

re: #47 Shropshire Slasher

Two hurricanes?

But Trump fixed all of that within hours.

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Weaselone  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:06:50am

re: #47 Shropshire Slasher

Two hurricanes?

It was anticipated to be +90K even factoring in the hurricanes.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:07:46am

re: #49 Weaselone

I have a feeling the DOW will tank today.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:11:49am

Happy Friday

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:24:41am

re: #34 Anymouse

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:26:45am

Adding insult to injury.
Reality is it’s not only the Canadians that will likely be bankrupted by their post attack medial care.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:29:33am
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:33:39am

We know this never hit Obamas desk. ATF screwed this up. Yes under his watch, but hey I was late to work a few times, and that was not his doing either.

Echoing a sentiment circulating around conservative media, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway pointed out on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday that in 2010, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms decided against classifying the weapons as automatic. In 2010, the Texas-based company Slide Fire petitioned the ATF to allow the bump-stocks to exist.

“This is a device that Obama’s ATF decided would not be regulated in 2010 and I think that’s an important part of this conversation,” she said.

businessinsider.com

Eighty plus years we knew full auto to be beyond the pale for common ownership. And this slipped by? It’s a weird emotion having had normal contacts with ATF agents, found then too be very serious men, very serious about strict enforcement of licensed sellers and traveling shooting exhibition teams. Then reading how lax they can be at the executive level. Very odd.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:35:19am

re: #54 Dave In Austin

So, tell us how you really feel Rick…

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:37:51am

re: #53 FormerDirtDart

There are a bunch of fund raising efforts, I hope one of them is for foreign visitors.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:40:15am
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Skip Intro  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:42:26am

re: #57 Unshaken Defiance

There are a bunch of fund raising efforts, I hope one of them is for foreign visitors.

I think foreign visitors should be required to buy temporary health insurance when they visit the US. You can’t assume you’re not going to get shot while visiting here any more.

Travel insurance policies include this as an option. It needs to be mandatory for visitors coming to the US.

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I cannot.  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:53:10am

What the what?

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:54:38am

re: #60 I cannot.

No idea what a household survey is. Did they ask all the members of the Trump household how many jobs they created?

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:56:37am

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

I’m seeing that Trump’s trying to hide the stats showing his administration’s failures in Puerto Rico on the FEMA site. They got rid of statistics that would show that they’re failing, while keep a few that show progress being made.

It’s entirely in line with Trump’s worldview. He wants to only see the stuff that agrees with him, while claiming everything else is bogus. This is a man who is severely damaged/broken who doesn’t get basic human emotions, like empathy and compassion. Then again, neither does the GOP so there’s perhaps something else going on as well.

Meanwhile, all the talk about Tillerson being on the way out should be a reminder to everyone that Trump can rearrange deck chairs on the Trumptanic, but no one has replaced Kelly at DHS. That position has now been open for 2 months and no one is minding the store.

That directly affects national security.

That directly affects disaster response since FEMA reports to DHS. There’s undersecretary positions that are vacant as well. Again, this undermines national security and puts the nation at risk.

Trump simply doesn’t give a shit to fill those positions.

The GOP is more than content to rubber stamp his extremist judicial picks though all while the GOP in Congress use Trump’s shitstorm to try and destroy the safety net of Medicare and Medicaid all so that it can “pay” for the massive tax scheme giveaway to millionaires like Trump.

Trump could fill Sec. State with Pompeo at CIA, but then that leaves CIA empty.

This is worse than rearranging deck chairs.

This is about Trump systematically destroying the functioning government through actions/incompetence and the so called security hawks at the GOP don’t give a shit to stand up and demand Trump fill these key positions.

Same thing with all the so called constitutional conservatives. All the originalists, etc. It’s all just bullshit branding to cover for their regressive agenda to destroy the power of the federal govt and the safety net, while undermining civil and voting rights for all Americans.

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I cannot.  Oct 6, 2017 • 6:59:32am

re: #61 Belafon

There are two parts, one is the business survey, they go around and ask how many people they hired/fired.

The household survey is the opposite end, they go around and ask how many people in that family got hired/fired.

900k in one month…that sounds absolutely bonkers.

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Romantic Heretic  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:00:25am

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹

Tropical Storm Nate has moved off the Honduras coastline. Hurricane watches are up in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

nhc.noaa.gov

Crap. I’m due to fly to Louisiana on Tuesday.

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mmmirele  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:01:48am

re: #10 JordanRules

Yeah Harvey whatever.

[Embedded content]

That case will go exactly NOWHERE. There’s nothing in libel law that requires journalists to even give Weinstein a right of reply, to say nothing of some sort of grace period. This is the kind of privilege Weinstein has been exercising all these years and I hope some judge smacks him silly with his legal briefs.

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:01:57am

re: #63 I cannot.

There are two parts, one is the business survey, they go around and ask how many people they hired/fired.

The household survey is the opposite end, they go around and ask how many people in that family got hired/fired.

900k in one month…that sounds absolutely bonkers.

That does seem high. I will tell you that just about every business here in the DFW area has help wanted signs up.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:04:16am

re: #62 lawhawk

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

I’m seeing that Trump’s trying to hide the stats showing his administration’s failures in Puerto Rico on the FEMA site. They got rid of statistics that would show that they’re failing, while keep a few that show progress being made.

It’s entirely in line with Trump’s worldview. He wants to only see the stuff that agrees with him, while claiming everything else is bogus. This is a man who is severely damaged/broken who doesn’t get basic human emotions, like empathy and compassion. Then again, neither does the GOP so there’s perhaps something else going on as well.

Meanwhile, all the talk about Tillerson being on the way out should be a reminder to everyone that Trump can rearrange deck chairs on the Trumptanic, but no one has replaced Kelly at DHS. That position has now been open for 2 months and no one is minding the store.

That directly affects national security.

That directly affects disaster response since FEMA reports to DHS. There’s undersecretary positions that are vacant as well. Again, this undermines national security and puts the nation at risk.

Trump simply doesn’t give a shit to fill those positions.

The GOP is more than content to rubber stamp his extremist judicial picks though all while the GOP in Congress use Trump’s shitstorm to try and destroy the safety net of Medicare and Medicaid all so that it can “pay” for the massive tax scheme giveaway to millionaires like Trump.

Trump could fill Sec. State with Pompeo at CIA, but then that leaves CIA empty.

This is worse than rearranging deck chairs.

This is about Trump systematically destroying the functioning government through actions/incompetence and the so called security hawks at the GOP don’t give a shit to stand up and demand Trump fill these key positions.

Same thing with all the so called constitutional conservatives. All the originalists, etc. It’s all just bullshit branding to cover for their regressive agenda to destroy the power of the federal govt and the safety net, while undermining civil and voting rights for all Americans.

Even the positions he’s filled and haven’t felt the need to have continual turnaround on, those people were appointed almost expressly to undermine their respective departments. Dept. of Education headed by someone who resents the idea of public education from the get-go. EPA headed by someone openly in bed with energy industry big-wigs and has gone out of his way to hide their malfeasance. A Dept. of Justice ran by the fucking keebler elf who has outright turned it into the ‘Department of Just Us’.

This is a government For Trump, By Trump, Of Trump, and the GOP is along for the ride to fulfill their greatest dream of dismantling the gov’t wholesale. And there seems to be precious fucking little we can do about it before the damage is almost irreversable.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:04:33am

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and Housinge

you’re very observant

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CongoJack  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:05:38am

So anyone know what the Friday Surprise is going to be today? I’ve been out for the last day or two (wife was having false labor - so I haven’t been paying much attention).

Gen Kelly out?
Kellyanne out?
Iran war?
N. Korea war?
Trump resigns?

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:06:45am

Boo frickin’ hoo:

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CongoJack  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:10:11am

re: #70 lawhawk

Looks like he got a new nose (unless I don’t remember what his face looked like in the past).

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Mike Lamb  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:10:30am

re: #70 lawhawk

Boo frickin’ hoo:

[Embedded content]

I hope it’s all true. I’m hoping he is suffering.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:12:43am

re: #70 lawhawk

Oh the comments…….

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MsJ  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:13:50am
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:19:14am
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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:22:45am

re: #70 lawhawk

Boo frickin’ hoo:

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:25:16am

re: #65 mmmirele

You’re so right and that’s why his “rehab” feels less than sincere.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:26:42am

re: #70 lawhawk

Boo frickin’ hoo:

[Embedded content]

Literally one of the last people I feel sorry for.

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I cannot.  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:28:24am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:33:15am

re: #58 Unshaken Defiance

Obama took everyone’s guns except for the bump stock.

////

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:46:52am

There’s a whole lot of info in this article about Trump’s meltdown over Tillerson calling him a fucking moron, but I wanted to highlight this:

Pence was incensed upon learning from the NBC report that Tillerson’s top spokesman had said he once privately questioned the value of Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Officials said the spokesman, R.C. Hammond, fabricated an anecdote that Pence had asked Tillerson in a meeting whether Haley, who is seen as a possible successor if Tillerson, is helpful or harmful to the administration.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:47:10am

re: #80 Sir John Barron

“Ah got mah Obama bump stock before the NRA made ‘em ill eagle”

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Dr. Matt  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:50:03am

re: #70 lawhawk

George Zimmerman says he’s homeless & suffering from PTSD & is 2 million dollars in debt. nydailynews.com
— Majesty Ria (@ToriNicksWho) October 5, 2017

Murdering an innocent Black teen must be so taxing to the snowflake. :(

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:50:33am
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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:52:43am

re: #84 FormerDirtDart

Damn. You had quite a run. RIP AIM!

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:53:23am

NY AG Schneiderman needs to launch an investigation into Manhattan DA Vance.

This reeks of corruption and obstruction of justice.

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mmmirele  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:53:37am

re: #84 FormerDirtDart

Well there goes an era. That’s how my dad figured out I was in the hospital in 1999—because I wasn’t on AOL IM.

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:56:46am

Junior ignores that Daddy was not only repeatedly accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault, but Ivana claimed that she was raped in her book, and that Trump admitted on an open mic to grabbing women by the pussy.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:57:27am

re: #84 FormerDirtDart

re: #87 mmmirele

AIM was basically how I got through to family in the immediate hours following 9/11. I dunno what I would’ve been able to do without it at that time, since there was literally no other way to contact them with phone lines so jammed.

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 7:59:44am

re: #89 Citizen K

AIM was basically how I got through to family in the immediate hours following 9/11. I dunno what I would’ve been able to do without it at that time, since there was literally no other way to contact them with phone lines so jammed.

I doubt text messaging would really be a thing if it weren’t for AIM. It has its place in history.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:00:50am

He could have caused many more casualties if he had acquired tracer ammo.
But, as we used to say, tracers work both ways, officers on the ground could have identified his location faster. And, officers on the ground armed with patrol rifles might have been able to return fire.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:03:38am

re: #88 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Junior ignores that Daddy was not only repeatedly accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault, but Ivana claimed that she was raped in her book, and that Trump admitted on an open mic to grabbing women by the pussy.

Fuck your self Donny Jr.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:06:27am

re: #63 I cannot.

There are two parts, one is the business survey, they go around and ask how many people they hired/fired.

The household survey is the opposite end, they go around and ask how many people in that family got hired/fired.

900k in one month…that sounds absolutely bonkers.

100 $10 hookers could probably get that many jobs in short order

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:07:08am

re: #84 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Didn’t even know it was still in use. Wow.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:08:25am

re: #70 lawhawk

Boo frickin’ hoo:

[Embedded content]

Hahahaha, fuck you George!!!!

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MsJ  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:10:29am

Read this thread.

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I cannot.  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:10:48am

You know its going to be good takeout when you can hardly close the tray.

NOMNOMNOM…

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:11:06am

Finally read that Buzzed article on Milo and Bannon. Just depressing. Why do the Mercers get such an outsized control over the national conversation (rhetorical question)…. Yep, really depressing. But what’s really depressing is the number of young people in tech who seem to have no sense of citizenship or broad empathy. The very sector that will only increase in power and influence.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:12:12am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

Didn’t even know it was still in use. Wow.

I wonder if that means I have to change my Aim mail? Shortest email address I have, use it on my Redbox account.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:13:08am

Whoa

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:14:29am

re: #98 Barefoot Grin

Finally read that Buzzed article on Milo and Bannon. Just depressing. Why do the Mercers get such an outsized control over the national conversation (rhetorical question)…. Yep, really depressing. But what’s really depressing is the number of young people in tech who seem to have no sense of citizenship or broad empathy. The very sector that will only increase in power and influence.

That was the most depressing thing to me too. Many of the guys mentioned in the article are younger than I am. Now I’m not exactly a kid at 30 but it does depress me how many young people have been taken in by this.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:16:46am

re: #101 HappyWarrior

That was the most depressing thing to me too. Many of the guys mentioned in the article are younger than I am. Now I’m not exactly a kid at 30 but it does depress me how many young people have been taken in by this.

Not just young but influential in all the right places to ensure this will be the kind of rot that’ll take generations to recover from, much less undo the damage.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:17:36am

re: #100 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:20:31am

re: #102 Citizen K

Not just young but influential in all the right places to ensure this will be the kind of rot that’ll take generations to recover from, much less undo the damage.

For sure. It just makes me both sad and angry.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:22:20am

Shocked, shocked I say

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Amory Blaine  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:23:27am

re: #98 Barefoot Grin

Why do the Mercers get such an outsized control over the national conversation

Well for starters their taxes are too low. Way too much disposable income.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:24:21am

re: #106 Amory Blaine

Well for starters their taxes are too low. Way too much disposable income.

Which is precisely why we’re about to cut their taxes by about a billion more…

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:24:35am

Politico via U.S. News

Give us a win, any win, on anything. We don’t care.

A day after a top West Wing staffer urged heavyweight donors to close their wallets to Capitol Hill Republicans until Congress kick-starts Trump’s stalled agenda, Politico reports that a group of wealthy conservatives who have long supported Republican candidates and causes told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to his face: The GOP won’t get any campaign contributions until he gets a legislative win.

italics mine

then, just for fun, same article quote by Rick Wilson:

“”The problems the GOP faces in 2018 have *zero* to do with opposition to Donald Trump and *everything* to do with the utter flaming sh**show of an inept, corrupt, disloyal, intellectually vacant White House.”

really have to italicize the whole thing

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:27:40am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

Didn’t even know it was still in use. Wow.

No one talks to me on PowWow either

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:27:54am

re: #101 HappyWarrior

That was the most depressing thing to me too. Many of the guys mentioned in the article are younger than I am. Now I’m not exactly a kid at 30 but it does depress me how many young people have been taken in by this.

yes. yes you are ;-)

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:28:14am

re: #110 dangerman

yes. yes you are ;-)

Shaddup. ;)

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SteelPH  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:33:41am

re: #101 HappyWarrior

That was the most depressing thing to me too. Many of the guys mentioned in the article are younger than I am. Now I’m not exactly a kid at 30 but it does depress me how many young people have been taken in by this.

Same age as me. Small world!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:34:12am

re: #112 SteelPH

Same age as me. Small world!

Sweet!

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I cannot.  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:34:19am

re: #112 SteelPH

Same age as me. Small world!

Both y’all, get off my lawn.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:35:07am

Open question to the group-

Has anyone/how many here have gotten the genetic DNA/Ancestry tests done? I’d bet that we could have some incredible discussions about what we find in this community.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:35:08am

re: #111 HappyWarrior

Shaddup. ;)

We’re old enough that our heroes are dying of natural illnesses that come with age, and our hobbies and likes are beginning to be measured in decades rather than months or years.

I think we’re getting on that cusp where we can be allowed to feel ‘old’ now, even if only relatively so.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:35:29am

re: #111 HappyWarrior

Shaddup. ;)

YouTube

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:37:51am

re: #112 SteelPH

re: #101 HappyWarrior

Same age as me. Small world!

it would take the both of ya, put together to… .ah heck, never mind

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:39:34am

re: #115 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Open question to the group-

Has anyone/how many here have gotten the genetic DNA/Ancestry tests done? I’d bet that we could have some incredible discussions about what we find in this community.

I have. I can talk to you about it later when I have more free time.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:42:09am

re: #119 HappyWarrior

I have. I can talk to you about it later when I have more free time.

That’d be great. I got my results back just about a week ago. I’d guess there would be several around here that would love to join a discussion, regardless if they did the testing.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:42:20am

re: #115 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Open question to the group-

Has anyone/how many here have gotten the genetic DNA/Ancestry tests done? I’d bet that we could have some incredible discussions about what we find in this community.

Not yet, I want to!

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:51:27am
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:53:33am
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mmmirele  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:54:19am

re: #115 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Open question to the group-

Has anyone/how many here have gotten the genetic DNA/Ancestry tests done? I’d bet that we could have some incredible discussions about what we find in this community.

Yeah, I found out I was 99.40 percent white (63 percent British/Irish, 36 percent German/French). That was a surprise, given the family legendarium. For 23andme, you can select to see if you have any genetic relatives. My closest genetic relative has my father’s last name, and the second closest has my mother’s maiden name. So I am generally assuming it’s correct.

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BeachDem  Oct 6, 2017 • 8:54:28am

re: #81 Belafon

There’s a whole lot of info in this article about Trump’s meltdown over Tillerson calling him a fucking moron, but I wanted to highlight this:

I don’t think the question is whether she’s helpful or harmful but what the fuck is she doing in any position that deals with international diplomacy?

I repeat, the only reason Nikki got a job in the yam’s administration is so Henry LeMaster could become governor and run as an incumbent. And the yam is coming to help out his buddy Henry 10 days from now.

postandcourier.com

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KGxvi  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:00:17am

re: #115 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Open question to the group-

Has anyone/how many here have gotten the genetic DNA/Ancestry tests done? I’d bet that we could have some incredible discussions about what we find in this community.

I’ve been thinking about it. We have a Mormon contingent on my dad’s side of the family so we have a partial family tree, but my mom’s side is a bit murkier (I know we are a handful of generations removed from Spain via Cuba, but I suspect there’s some interesting stuff in there given Spain’s history)

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BeachDem  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:05:42am
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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:06:24am

re: #122 Ace-o-aces

You’d think he’d be done after nine months years.

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EPR-radar  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:13:19am

re: #96 MsJ

No surprise. The Leopards Eating People’s Faces Party is expected to be determined to get people’s faces eaten. Likewise with the GOP and gutting the ACA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:13:41am
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EPR-radar  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:17:24am

re: #128 Belafon

You’d think he’d be done after nine months years.

Birtherism is forever because it has become the preferred way for conservatives to say n***** in public.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:19:38am

re: #131 EPR-radar

Birtherism is forever because it has become the preferred way for conservatives to say n***** in public.

It’s the continued attempt to erase Obama’s legacy and legitimacy. They truly and honestly don’t believe he deserved to be president because no black person could ever be American enough to be president in their eyes.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:20:36am

re: #125 BeachDem

I don’t think the question is whether she’s helpful or harmful but what the fuck is she doing in any position that deals with international diplomacy?

this sentiment applies to most of the administration - few if any brought actual credentialed experience

and now that everyone knows how they’ll be treated and that it’s a loser admin, what heavyweight would risk their reputation voluntarily to work there?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:23:36am
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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:24:32am

re: #115 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Open question to the group-

Has anyone/how many here have gotten the genetic DNA/Ancestry tests done? I’d bet that we could have some incredible discussions about what we find in this community.

yes.

it seems I’m part fish and part antelope

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:24:41am
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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:26:36am

re: #127 BeachDem

[Embedded content]What is substantive difference between “locker room talk” and “60s and 70s office culture?”

location
choice
obstruction to earning a living

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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:29:37am

re: #115 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Open question to the group-

Has anyone/how many here have gotten the genetic DNA/Ancestry tests done? I’d bet that we could have some incredible discussions about what we find in this community.

I was one of first participants in the Nat Geo Genographics project, and since then I’ve had other tests done on my Y-DNA and mtDNA.

Short version: Y-DNA places my paternal ancestors in Devonshire or Wales. I’m part of the largest haplogroup in Europe (R-M269) en.wikipedia.org, with further refinement in the L21 subclade. So, I’m quite likely Celtic, but not Irish.

The mtDNA haplogroup is U3, with a likely origin in the Caucasus region. en.wikipedia.org My mom’s maternal ancestors hailed from Gotland, so it’s likely they originally came from the continent long ago, and not from mainland Scandinavia. Interestingly, the U3 haplogroup is common among the Roma, and it’s a family legend that my mom’s family had Gypsy blood in it.

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I cannot.  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:31:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:31:14am
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BigPapa  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:34:42am

Birtherism. BirthControllerism. Both deranged and spiteful.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:35:12am

re: #139 I cannot.

If I were the owner of that particular daycare, I’d be quite tempted to call a press conference and demand that the cowardly piece of shit who wrote that letter identify themselves.

Then, because of course they most likely won’t, I’d tell that letter writer to go take a flying fuck at the moon.

I’d be more than happy to do that on live TV.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:37:47am

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

he worded this poorly
they’ll say no one is denied “access”
(yes i know cost can be a barrier)

equality makes a better, though more complicated argument

coverage of common, fda approved(?), medically safe, established, procedures and drugs should be managed consistently and without favor. no exclusion should be based on the whim of an employer.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:39:55am
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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:40:08am

re: #139 I cannot.

[Embedded content]this letter was anonymously sent by a parent to the daycare center i work at. it’s hard to believe people like this actually exist.

coward

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ericblair  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:43:37am

re: #70 lawhawk

George Zimmerman says he’s homeless & suffering from PTSD & is 2 million dollars in debt. nydailynews.com

Assuming he’s not lying his ass off to grift some more cash, good. Hey, you GOP water carriers, here’s what happens to Republican heroes after they stop being news. Nobody will give a shit about you, and nobody will help you out. You’re trash to the leaders and a faint memory to the brainwashed.

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CongoJack  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:47:13am

re: #146 ericblair

God willing the same thing will happen to those right wing bakers here in Colorado who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple. They will be ignored, their business boarded up, and they have to work at McD’s (and not for $15 an hour because they dont want that as well).

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:49:18am

Okay some brief bits on my Ancestry DNA results. I’m 44% Eastern European- makes sense my mom’s a grandchild of Eastern European immigrants but where things get kind of interesting is I have a higher percentage of Scandinavian than Western European despite being a quarter German and no roots in Scandinavia as I know it. I also have about 20% Irish and Great Britain which makes sense since I have Gaelic Irish, Norman Irish, and possibly Anglo Irish roots. Trace amounts of Iberian and Greek/Italian as well.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:49:57am

re: #70 lawhawk
re: #146 ericblair

Assuming he’s not lying his ass off to grift some more cash, good. Hey, you GOP water carriers, here’s what happens to Republican heroes after they stop being news. Nobody will give a shit about you, and nobody will help you out. You’re trash to the leaders and a faint memory to the brainwashed.

That story is from 2014.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:53:16am

If you have time, read the entire thread.
TL;DR recap: Alt-right uses geek culture to promote Nazism.

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ipsos  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:53:35am

re: #144 Dr. Matt

[Embedded content]

*EDT

(this drives me CRAZY and I know it shouldn’t but dammit it does and if you’re not sure what the difference is just say “ET” really ok?)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:54:18am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

Didn’t even know it was still in use. Wow.

I’m going to have to find another program to move the family network onto. Argh.

(I use Trillian to connect to AIM, but that’s how I talk with my mom/sisters a fair bit.)

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:56:41am

re: #150 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

If you have time, read the entire thread.
TL;DR recap: Alt-right uses geek culture to promote Nazism.

Yep.

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BigPapa  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:57:06am

The deranged obsession about birth control is nothing more than the subversive theocracy trying to maintain control of the common folk. Sex is not to be an activity of fun or pleasure, for women. Birth control makes it easier to have fun/pleasure.

Except if you’re a man needing viagra.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:58:38am

re: #151 ipsos

*EDT

(this drives me CRAZY and I know it shouldn’t but dammit it does and if you’re not sure what the difference is just say “ET” really ok?)

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:58:44am
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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 9:59:21am

dailykos.com

In Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Gill v. Whitford, (Wisconsin gerrymandering), the liberal justices and justice Kennedy were grilling the Wisconsin attorneys with tough questions on the issue. They went back-and-forth on points of law, maps, etc, etc.

Then Sotomayor asked one simple question: Could you tell me what the value is to democracy from political gerrymandering? How does that help our system of government?

Erin Murphy (Wisconsin rep), who is described as a very competent and seasoned lawyer, was reduced to word salad trying to formulate a response.

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:00:15am

re: #2 austin_blue

I was able to enlighten a friend once about bullets. She was actually shocked at her own lack of insight. It’s so obvious. Bullets are more dangerous on a shelf in their box than any gun laying around unloaded.

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:00:47am

re: #3 JordanRules

This guy lives in a friend’s neighborhood.

Go, Aurora, IL!!!!

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Dr. Matt  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:00:52am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

Didn’t even know it was still in use. Wow.

I didn’t think anyone used any sort of IM anymore. IMs have gone the way of dinosaurs, MTV videos, tape cassettes, and the Fiero.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:03:14am

Another thought on the alt right article from Buzzfeed but it does all go back to sexism and loathing women.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:03:35am

re: #160 Dr. Matt

I didn’t think anyone used any sort of IM anymore. IMs have gone the way of dinosaurs, MTV videos, tape cassettes, and the Fiero.

I didn’t either. I haven’t used my account in forever.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:03:48am

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

Analysis: We have a pretty good idea of when humans will go extinct
— Washington Post

Do we make it past Trump?

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:03:55am

re: #159 Birth Control Works

I’m so impressed with his compassion and dedication.
And he’s a carpenter!

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:05:00am

re: #160 Dr. Matt

I know a few workplaces that use them cause they are free.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:07:23am

re: #165 JordanRules

I know a few workplaces that use them cause they are free.

Yeah. Good point. We have MS Lynx in our institution, but I have never used it. I usually uninstall it once a month and IT always does a push reinstall in the middle of the night.

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:08:15am

Cillizza is a f’in idiot:

For starters, Democrats have already started distancing themselves from Weinstein and are denouncing his actions. The GOP has absolutely no right to complain when they elected Trump knowing that Trump grabs women by the pussy and admits to sexually assaulting women.

Let’s talk about the media mendacity here and the fact that Fox News ran Hillary email and Benghazi stories to exclusion of all the problems with Trump. That has as much or greater impact on public opinion than the money movers for the GOP. And make no mistake, the GOP didn’t suffer from their close relations to people like Ailes or O’Reilly either despite the culture of sex harassment at Fox.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:09:44am

re: #167 lawhawk

Cillizza is a f’in idiot:

[Embedded content]

Let’s talk about the media mendacity here and the fact that Fox News ran Hillary email and Benghazi stories to exclusion of all the problems with Trump. That has as much or greater impact on public opinion than the money movers for the GOP. And make no mistake, the GOP didn’t suffer from their close relations to people like Ailes or O’Reilly either despite the culture of sex harassment at Fox.

Weinstein is a sleaze but so are numerous Republicans including the President himself.

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:11:32am

Sexual Assault knows no boundaries.

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:11:56am

re: #164 JordanRules

I’m so impressed with his compassion and dedication.
And he’s a carpenter!

I think I’ve heard that story before.

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ObserverArt  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:13:05am

re: #98 Barefoot Grin

Finally read that Buzzed article on Milo and Bannon. Just depressing. Why do the Mercers get such an outsized control over the national conversation (rhetorical question)…. Yep, really depressing. But what’s really depressing is the number of young people in tech who seem to have no sense of citizenship or broad empathy. The very sector that will only increase in power and influence.

Just getting caught up a bit from late yesterday…

Could one of the big reasons some younger folks have no sense of community, citizenship and lack empathy is because they have spent too much time alone? Maybe we have a group of people that have been too into digital communications, digital pastime, games, etc., and haven’t had enough dealing with people in groups in real live situations.

Actual communications amongst a group of people right there with you, in school, play groups, activities and the like teaches so much more of those missing traits than being online in communities.

Things as simple as playing games and one of your friends falls down and cuts a knee or bloodies a nose is a great teacher or empathy.

Also, when you are dealing and interacting with people right there with you you are less prone to saying stupid stuff, acting out how tough you are, calling people names, etc.

Just a thought.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:13:52am

re: #167 lawhawk

It doesn’t matter. Something tracable to the Dems happened, therefore they are all guilty and any attempts to distance themselves from it will only make them guiltier and prove all Dems are teh super-evil.

Meanwhile GOPers can do all sorts of ill shit and it’ll never reflect on the larger group or base ever, even when it cuts to the core of the actual party platform, even when they don’t ever disavow said actions or person, or when there’s proof that said actions were outright approved of.

Because Dems are always guilty and illegitimate. This is DC law.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:14:54am

re: #167 lawhawk

He’s so bad at his job.
I’m in awe of his audacity to act this dense.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:14:55am

What Dems are excusing Weinstein and electing him POTUS? Cillizza is a little douche noozle.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:16:46am

re: #171 ObserverArt

Just getting caught up a bit from late yesterday…

Could one of the big reasons some younger folks have no sense of community, citizenship and lack empathy is because they have spent too much time alone? Maybe we have a group of people that have been too into digital communications, digital pastime, games, etc., and haven’t had enough dealing with people in groups in real live situations.

Actual communications amongst a group of people right there with you, in school, play groups, activities and the like teaches so much more of those missing traits than being online in communities.

Things as simple as playing games and one of your friends falls down and cuts a knee or bloodies a nose is a great teacher or empathy.

Also, when you are dealing and interacting with people right there with you you are less prone to saying stupid stuff, acting out how tough you are, calling people names, etc.

Just a thought.

Interesting theory. Never thought about it that way. It’s tough because there are a lot of young people who embrace that world view and a lot reject it too. A lot of these guys do seem to be loners though.

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I cannot.  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:17:56am
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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:18:42am

re: #152 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m going to have to find another program to move the family network onto. Argh.

(I use Trillian to connect to AIM, but that’s how I talk with my mom/sisters a fair bit.)

I’d recommend WhatsApp, which uses your cellphone number as an identifier. Kik is also popular, but I’ve never used it. WhatsApp encrypts messages at both ends, so theoretically no one can intercept your texts and read them.

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:19:09am

re: #172 Citizen K

It doesn’t matter. Something tracable to the Dems happened, therefore they are all guilty and any attempts to distance themselves from it will only make them guiltier and prove all Dems are teh super-evil.

Meanwhile GOPers can do all sorts of ill shit and it’ll never reflect on the larger group or base ever, even when it cuts to the core of the actual party platform, even when they don’t ever disavow said actions or person, or when there’s proof that said actions were outright approved of.

Because Dems are always guilty and illegitimate. This is DC law.

The problem is that we have so few one of these makes headlines. If we had as many as the GOP has, any particular one would be noise, and people would have tuned it out a long time ago.

Says a lot about Republicans.

If I had twitter at work, I would reply to Chris Sleestack.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:21:34am

re: #171 ObserverArt

Just getting caught up a bit from late yesterday…

Could one of the big reasons some younger folks have no sense of community, citizenship and lack empathy is because they have spent too much time alone? Maybe we have a group of people that have been too into digital communications, digital pastime, games, etc., and haven’t had enough dealing with people in groups in real live situations.

Actual communications amongst a group of people right there with you, in school, play groups, activities and the like teaches so much more of those missing traits than being online in communities.

Things as simple as playing games and one of your friends falls down and cuts a knee or bloodies a nose is a great teacher or empathy.

Also, when you are dealing and interacting with people right there with you you are less prone to saying stupid stuff, acting out how tough you are, calling people names, etc.

Just a thought.

I feel like there’s some serious chicken-and-egg issue here. Do they lack a sense of community because they spend time alone, or do they tend to be loners since they already lack a sense of community? Do they lack communication skills because they spend time online, or do they turn to online communities precisely because they already have issues interacting in real life?

I feel like there’s a bit of Column A/Column B on both ends here, and it kind of self-feeds into those issues. And in some ways, these wouldn’t be so bad of a problem if there weren’t extroverts that also used online as either a means of bullying (as we’ve seen in trademark cases of cyberbullying where people who feed into harassment in real life tend to follow up with more online, rather than online bullying translating into real life bullying after the fact), or those exploiting those they know to be disaffected and vulnerable and turning them toward undesirables. And far as that goes, I have to point to Fox News as sort of a bellwether for the same thing. We’ve seen and heard the ‘brainwashed’ sort of complaints from family members who have had relatives become slavish Fox News parrots in their own ways and shift in both politics and personality.

Honestly, the online thing feels a lot like a new medium being used for the same old propaganda and exploitation, rather than some new phenomenon. It’s just more apparent since it’s visible in real time, and the effects are that much more accelerated because of that.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:24:12am

re: #178 Belafon

The problem is that we have so few one of these makes headlines. If we had as many as the GOP has, any particular one would be noise, and people would have tuned it out a long time ago.

Says a lot about Republicans.

If I had twitter at work, I would reply to Chris Sleestack.

But that’s the infuriating thing. The fact that the GOP has so many should be headline news in and of itself. There was an active, concerted effort to turn it into ‘boys will be boys’ as if that’s just how GOPers act, and treat it like business as usual. It should be further shocking, it should be further damaging to them, not treated like noise, and somehow the lack of Dem scandal and mendacity ends up working against them when one does pop up? That’s so fucking ass-backwards, and yet it happens constantly and consistently to underscore the ironic idea that Dems are somehow the most corrupt people in the history of ever.

I fucking hate this country and it’s fucking fucked up politics.

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:25:16am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:25:53am

I wish I could understand it better too. I see the alt right’s existence as a rejection of the values that were taught to my generation in school. We read Disry of Anne Frank, Night, Richard Wright’s Black Boy, excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, etc and I think what these guys feel is they’re being picked on for being white. It’s complete shit since we do celebrate Washington, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, and others.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:27:54am

re: #181 Birth Control Works

It’s hard to keep a disease wiped out isn’t it?

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:28:06am

re: #171 ObserverArt

Just getting caught up a bit from late yesterday…

Could one of the big reasons some younger folks have no sense of community, citizenship and lack empathy is because they have spent too much time alone? Maybe we have a group of people that have been too into digital communications, digital pastime, games, etc., and haven’t had enough dealing with people in groups in real live situations.

Actual communications amongst a group of people right there with you, in school, play groups, activities and the like teaches so much more of those missing traits than being online in communities.

Things as simple as playing games and one of your friends falls down and cuts a knee or bloodies a nose is a great teacher or empathy.

Also, when you are dealing and interacting with people right there with you you are less prone to saying stupid stuff, acting out how tough you are, calling people names, etc.

Just a thought.

Kids don’t run around their neighborhoods anymore. After school, weekends, on holidays, their time is spent in a child care setting or participating in supervised activities.

Parent’s no longer trust their kids are safe outside without supervision.

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scottslemmons  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:28:21am

Nazis are angry that a video game devoted to killing Nazis is still going to involve killing Nazis.
avclub.com

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:28:29am

re: #182 HappyWarrior

I wish I could understand it better too. I see the alt right’s existence as a rejection of the values that were taught to my generation in school. We read Disry of Anne Frank, Night, Richard Wright’s Black Boy, excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, etc and I think what these guys feel is they’re being picked on for being white. It’s complete shit since we do celebrate Washington, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, and others.

Again, it feels like it’s less of a new phenomenon, and more the surge of online outreach making it easier for fringe ideas to gain purchase and fester. These ideas have existed for decades, once you scratch the surface. It’s just easier than ever to find “kindred spirits” who reinforce these ideas without having to face contrary ones, until you rewire yourself to convince yourself that proof to the contrary really is proof of the conspiracy.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:28:42am

re: #178 Belafon

The problem is that we have so few one of these makes headlines. If we had as many as the GOP has, any particular one would be noise, and people would have tuned it out a long time ago.

Says a lot about Republicans.

If I had twitter at work, I would reply to Chris Sleestack.

the problem is the need to immediately tribally categorize, the rush to paint everyone the same based on political affiliation and no other reason

how a person behaves is not necessarily related to their politics — see murphy, tim et al

nor is how an individual behaves related to the politics of other people who share the same politics - my guess is mitt romney doesnt have a mistress (i could be wrong)

nor people they hung out with, were seen with, had photos with, or associated with or worked with or or or

its lazy stupid thinking. and it’s effective on the intended targets

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:29:19am

re: #183 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s hard to keep a disease wiped out isn’t it?

Little buggers are tenacious.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:30:48am

I’m half introvert, half extrovert when it comes down to it. I do like helping people hence why I like my job but I like being alone too. The thing is for me I don’t really see myself as “white”, I see myself as an unique mutt part of this unique country of immigrants. Now I know being white gives me certain advantages but at the same time, I don’t nor will I ever feel superior for being white or multi generation in this country. It’s just something I was born with.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:31:24am

re: #186 Citizen K

Again, it feels like it’s less of a new phenomenon, and more the surge of online outreach making it easier for fringe ideas to gain purchase and fester. These ideas have existed for decades, once you scratch the surface. It’s just easier than ever to find “kindred spirits” who reinforce these ideas without having to face contrary ones, until you rewire yourself to convince yourself that proof to the contrary really is proof of the conspiracy.

That too. The internet brings these people together just as it does us.

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:32:11am

Anyone know of this site?

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:34:36am

Personally, I think they want to eliminate competition in the workplace by forcing women to leave the workplace and stay home with children. Women marry and depend on their spouses.

/bheach!

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:36:13am

re: #184 Birth Control Works

Kids don’t run around their neighborhoods anymore. After school, weekends, on holidays, their time is spent in a child care setting or participating in supervised activities.

Parent’s no longer trust their kids are safe outside without supervision.

My God, how completely opposite it is here in the Czech Republic. On weekends, you’ll see the kids running around everywhere, on scooters or bikes or skateboards, or just walking around or hanging out at the mall, totally unsupervised by their parents.

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:36:27am
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danarchy  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:36:27am

re: #151 ipsos

*EDT

(this drives me CRAZY and I know it shouldn’t but dammit it does and if you’re not sure what the difference is just say “ET” really ok?)

I generally just go with just eastern time, but daylight time covers like 7 months out of the year, why is it not the standard?

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:36:54am
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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:38:50am

Michael Anthony Peroutka (pictured on the right above, with Moore in 2011) has given Moore, his foundation and his campaigns well over a half-million dollars over the past decade-plus. He’s also expressed beliefs that make even Moore’s arguably theocratic anti-gay and anti-Muslim views look mainstream by comparison. Chief among them: He’s argued that the more Christian South needs to secede and form a new Biblical nation.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:39:19am

re: #195 danarchy

Because it was only within the the last 10 years that DST was longer than the normal period, when it was further extended by an extra 4-5 weeks.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:41:29am

re: #197 Birth Control Works

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Peroutka former Con Party nominee in 2004.

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Kragar  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:41:31am

re: #197 Birth Control Works

That could actually get him more votes

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:42:45am

re: #183 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s hard to keep a disease wiped out isn’t it?

Applicable to Nazi scum too.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:42:50am

re: #193 Dr Lizardo

My God, how completely opposite it is here in the Czech Republic. On weekends, you’ll see the kids running around everywhere, on scooters or bikes or skateboards, or just walking around or hanging out at the mall, totally unsupervised by their parents.

That’s how it was when I was a kid too. Online gaming though has really isolated kids from one on one social interaction. I see it with my brother and his friends.

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danarchy  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:42:56am

re: #184 Birth Control Works

Kids don’t run around their neighborhoods anymore. After school, weekends, on holidays, their time is spent in a child care setting or participating in supervised activities.

Parent’s no longer trust their kids are safe outside without supervision.

This is largely the media’s fault. The world is actually a safer place for kids today than it was when most of us were growing up but any time something horrific happens anywhere in the country you hear about it non stop. Me and my brothers used to go out and ride our bikes(without helmets even) sometimes miles from home as long as we made it back before it got dark. No cell phones either so our parents mostly just trusted us. It’s a miracle entire generations didn’t just die in an alley somewhere…

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:43:31am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:45:04am

re: #177 wheat-dogg

I’d recommend WhatsApp, which uses your cellphone number as an identifier. Kik is also popular, but I’ve never used it. WhatsApp encrypts messages at both ends, so theoretically no one can intercept your texts and read them.

I’m looking at Trillian’s network some. I’m not a fan of tying it to my cell number. (I have used WhatsApp, but I’m really looking for a desktop based client since that’s how we use them.)

My family came late to the whole “texting” thing but it’s pretty common to leave a message via IM or have short conversations that way. Ideally NOT phone based because sometimes it is a “please leave me a reminder on IM to do X when I sit back down at the computer.”

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Kragar  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:45:06am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:45:35am

re: #204 Citizen K

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History repeating itself.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:46:15am

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹

The Hill reporting that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used taxpayer funded private jets seven times this year.

thehill.com

Why not? Everybody else is doing it. She doesn’t want to feel left out.

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Citizen K  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:47:16am

re: #207 HappyWarrior

History repeating itself.

And the morons who try to quote MLK Jr. to browbeat current activists will completely miss the fact that this is the exact same shit that happened to MLK and his contemporaries when they protested.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:47:33am

re: #182 HappyWarrior

I wish I could understand it better too. I see the alt right’s existence as a rejection of the values that were taught to my generation in school. We read Disry of Anne Frank, Night, Richard Wright’s Black Boy, excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, etc and I think what these guys feel is they’re being picked on for being white. It’s complete shit since we do celebrate Washington, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, and others.

From the lofty intellectual side of the Right, we had Harold Bloom, arguing for a mostly European and American “canon” of literature en.wikipedia.org, and Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, which argued against post-modernism and relativism and for a more traditional (i.e., European Christian) mode of ethics and morals.

Interestingly, the two Blooms are not related.

There were a whole series of similar books that were published from the 1970s to the 1990s, all from intellectuals decrying moral relativism, pop culture, and most notably, the introduction of “non-canon” works in high school and university, such as novels by women (who were not named Austen or Brontë), and minorities, and 20th century novels that were more racy than the usual traditional fare. The arguments were essentially the same as the two Blooms — that all this “extraneous” learning detracted from the study of the core aspects of (white) Western Civilization. The subtext was Western Civ was inherently superior to all others, so fuck those others.

We had to read one of those books (maybe it was William Bennett’s) when I was a high school teacher as part of our faculty summer reading assignment. I remember getting so angry at times that I wanted to hurl the book into the nearest trash bin.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:48:24am

re: #204 Citizen K

No different than the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s/60s. They don’t want Black people standing up for their right. Period.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:48:56am

re: #203 danarchy

This is largely the media’s fault. The world is actually a safer place for kids today than it was when most of us were growing up but any time something horrific happens anywhere in the country you hear about it non stop. Me and my brothers used to go out and ride our bikes(without helmets even) sometimes miles from home as long as we made it back before it got dark. No cell phones either so our parents mostly just trusted us. It’s a miracle entire generations didn’t just die in an alley somewhere…

I remember my brother and my friends would go out at night and just explore the town. My parents didn’t mind. It was just something to do usually on a warm night. We also had the creek nearby too.

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William Lewis  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:50:26am

re: #171 ObserverArt

Just getting caught up a bit from late yesterday…

Could one of the big reasons some younger folks have no sense of community, citizenship and lack empathy is because they have spent too much time alone? Maybe we have a group of people that have been too into digital communications, digital pastime, games, etc., and haven’t had enough dealing with people in groups in real live situations.

Actual communications amongst a group of people right there with you, in school, play groups, activities and the like teaches so much more of those missing traits than being online in communities.

Things as simple as playing games and one of your friends falls down and cuts a knee or bloodies a nose is a great teacher or empathy.

Also, when you are dealing and interacting with people right there with you you are less prone to saying stupid stuff, acting out how tough you are, calling people names, etc.

Just a thought.

18 to 20. Two years community service/draft. No exemptions. Medical issues? We’ll find something for everyone this side of a coma.

Yeah, I know. I’ll let myself out.

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:50:44am

It’s at the point where the list of those who didn’t fly charter/private planes is shorter than those who did in Trump cabal of cronies.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:52:31am

re: #210 wheat-dogg

From the lofty intellectual side of the Right, we had Harold Bloom, arguing for a mostly European and American “canon” of literature en.wikipedia.org, and Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, which argued against post-modernism and relativism and for a more traditional (i.e., European Christian) mode of ethics and morals.

Interestingly, the two Blooms are not related.

There were a whole series of similar books that were published from the 1970s to the 1990s, all from intellectuals decrying moral relativism, pop culture, and most notably, the introduction of “non-canon” works in high school and university, such as novels by women (who were not named Austen or Brontë), and minorities, and 20th century novels that were more racy than the usual traditional fare. The arguments were essentially the same as the two Blooms — that all this “extraneous” learning detracted from the study of the core aspects of (white) Western Civilization. The subtext was Western Civ was inherently superior to all others, so fuck those others.

We had to read one of those books (maybe it was William Bennett’s) when I was a high school teacher as part of our faculty summer reading assignment. I remember getting so angry at times that I wanted to hurl the book into the nearest trash bin.

Come to think of it, we were exposed to a lot of writers of non European origin. Zora Neale Hurston, Sandra Cisneros, Maya Angelou, Amy Tan. Never bothered me because hey I had black, Asian, and Latino classmates and stories from writers of their cultures mattered too.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:52:51am

re: #185 scottslemmons

Nazis are angry that a video game devoted to killing Nazis is still going to involve killing Nazis.
avclub.com

Good. It’s always good to hear that Nazis are not happy.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:53:02am

re: #209 Citizen K

And the morons who try to quote MLK Jr. to browbeat current activists will completely miss the fact that this is the exact same shit that happened to MLK and his contemporaries when they protested.

Exactly!

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:54:44am

And in movie geek news….

Pacific Rim 2 trailer has dropped:

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ObserverArt  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:55:17am

re: #184 Birth Control Works

Kids don’t run around their neighborhoods anymore. After school, weekends, on holidays, their time is spent in a child care setting or participating in supervised activities.

Parent’s no longer trust their kids are safe outside without supervision.

Which I don’t think is a good thing either. It sort of makes the kids suspicious of others. And that can lead to mistrust and hate of those others.

Many child psychologist and behaviorists say that kids learn all their fears from their parents.

All I know is, I lived outdoors with all my neighborhood friends. We learned a lot about each other that way.

And as I have said, I grew up in a mixed neighborhood with Black kids, older Europeans that were immigrants and had broken language, people of all kids of economic backgrounds etc. It was a mixed bag and I believe it taught me a lot of real world things about people.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:56:25am

re: #203 danarchy

This is largely the media’s fault. The world is actually a safer place for kids today than it was when most of us were growing up but any time something horrific happens anywhere in the country you hear about it non stop. Me and my brothers used to go out and ride our bikes(without helmets even) sometimes miles from home as long as we made it back before it got dark. No cell phones either so our parents mostly just trusted us. It’s a miracle entire generations didn’t just die in an alley somewhere…

My parents never had any worries about me and my friends heading into NYC when I was a teenager, despite all the alarming crime wave stories of 1970s NYC, because they used to live in NYC. You just learn how to be careful and stay out of trouble. Deep down, I guess they understood news stories only focus on the bizarre and the awful, because “nothing happened today” doesn’t sell newspapers.

Years later, I had to patiently explain to a well meaning, but alarmist friend that we were not putting our children in jeopardy by moving to South Africa for a year. She had the notion that carjackings were so common that owners (all owners, she claimed) now had flamethrowers mounted on their cars. She was ready to call CPS out on us, but mutual friends were able to dissuade her of that.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 10:58:18am
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ObserverArt  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:01:29am

re: #192 Birth Control Works

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Personally, I think they want to eliminate competition in the workplace by forcing women to leave the workplace and stay home with children. Women marry and depend on their spouses.

/bheach!

A return to that glorious past so many wingnuts love and is driven by their fundamental religious teachings.

Just like the NRA, the fundamentalists overrun so many other voters due to their drive and ambition. They are not the majority, but they do make the majority of the noise in elections and they get out and vote religiously.

The old squeaky wheel gets all the grease.

Democrats, progressives, liberals and even people in the middle have got to start making more noise and asking for some that grease.

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:03:20am

re: #220 wheat-dogg

What’s particularly galling is that someone like Trump calls crime out of control and spiking and “carnage” when crime is at historic and historical lows not seen in decades (either in raw or per capita sense).

We’re safer than ever, even accounting for the mass shootings and terrorism threats. But Trump, GOP, and NRA can’t sell guns if people realize that things are indeed safer.

Here in the NYC metro area, the NYPD keeps weekly stats on these things, and compares the current year to the past year, and then back to 2001, 1998, 1998, 1993, and 1990.

Murder has dropped from 2,263 in 1990 to 335 last year. That’s going from having nearly 7 murders a day to less than 1 even as population has increased.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:05:25am

re: #218 lawhawk

And in movie geek news….

Pacific Rim 2 trailer has dropped:

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Looks like a fun popcorn action movie.
Got my tickets to see Blade Runner. Sunday matinee, but hunted down a theater with Atmos sound rather than 3d

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:06:13am

Ginger Rogers in the house

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Amory Blaine  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:07:19am

I can’t even.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:07:49am

re: #167 lawhawk

Cillizza is a f’in idiot:

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For starters, Democrats have already started distancing themselves from Weinstein and are denouncing his actions. The GOP has absolutely no right to complain when they elected Trump knowing that Trump grabs women by the pussy and admits to sexually assaulting women.

Let’s talk about the media mendacity here and the fact that Fox News ran Hillary email and Benghazi stories to exclusion of all the problems with Trump. That has as much or greater impact on public opinion than the money movers for the GOP. And make no mistake, the GOP didn’t suffer from their close relations to people like Ailes or O’Reilly either despite the culture of sex harassment at Fox.

Cilizza is stupid on about 4 levels. Weinstein isn’t an elected Democratic official. There are plenty of shitty political donors our there. It’s not like Democrats have been pushing anti-sexual harassment legislation at Weinstein’s behest or stopped criminal investigations because of his donations (Vance excluded, of course, but he appears to be equal opportunity in this regard). Dems will distance themselves from him, and move on. Nothing will stick.

(Oh, and Ailes (in particular) and O’Reilly weren’t major donors? Ailes was a freaking advisor to Trump).

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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:09:44am

re: #215 HappyWarrior

Come to think of it, we were exposed to a lot of writers of non European origin. Zora Neale Hurston, Sandra Cisneros, Maya Angelou, Amy Tan. Never bothered me because hey I had black, Asian, and Latino classmates and stories from writers of their cultures mattered too.

My high school was fairly progressive. In English classes, we read Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, Piri Thomas’ Down These Mean Streets, Ellison’s Invisible Man, Mary Stewart’s The Crystal Cave, and Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Dispossessed, along with Shakespeare, Twain, Crane, and other traditional fare.

I learned something from each of them, because I had very good teachers who helped us understand them. And they encouraged us to read other works by the same authors, no matter the content.

i can’t relate to the RW educational model of only teaching white male literature, with a begrudging acknowledgement of Austen and the Brontës. It’s depriving students of a much larger, richer world of literature.

Of course, that’s probably the intent.

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ObserverArt  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:10:41am

re: #223 lawhawk

What’s particularly galling is that someone like Trump calls crime out of control and spiking and “carnage” when crime is at historic and historical lows not seen in decades (either in raw or per capita sense).

We’re safer than ever, even accounting for the mass shootings and terrorism threats. But Trump, GOP, and NRA can’t sell guns if people realize that things are indeed safer.

Here in the NYC metro area, the NYPD keeps weekly stats on these things, and compares the current year to the past year, and then back to 2001, 1998, 1998, 1993, and 1990.

Murder has dropped from 2,263 in 1990 to 335 last year. That’s going from having nearly 7 murders a day to less than 1 even as population has increased.

Blood and guts…one of the oldest political tricks/cons in the playbook. You don’t need facts to scare people.

And Trump loved all those old tricks because he grew up with them and realized he could make them work again with Tweets and all the free coverage he got from the TV networks just by being outrageous.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:11:40am

I’m sitting here laughing. Because it’s cats being cats.
Dogs would be reacting, somehow.
But, not cats.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:14:14am
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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:14:19am

re: #229 ObserverArt

Blood and guts…one of the oldest political tricks/cons in the playbook. You don’t need facts to scare people.

And Trump loved all those old tricks because he grew up with them and realized he could make them work again with Tweets and all the free coverage he got from the TV networks just by being outrageous.

Trump is also playing into the rural voters’ notion of big cities being crime-ridden black(!) holes of depravity, so why should the cities get any more money to spend on welfare programs? Plus, Chicago is Obama’s hometown (or one of them, anyway), so dissing Chi also discredits Obama.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:14:45am

I mentioned that I have not been in touch lately with an old college buddy, a gay conservative and misogynist and major fan of Milo and Breitbart.

He backed off from the Milo pedophilia flap, saying that Milo “took the wrong approach”.

And the main reason I gave up communicating is that he has grown full-on sociopathic. If he wants to brag about his own accomplishments (which he somehow needs to do a lot) that is fine, but if he has to belittle or trash other people’s accomplishments, then I am no longer interested in a dialogue.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:14:51am

re: #196 Birth Control Works

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:15:37am
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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:17:14am

re: #235 FormerDirtDart

Good people tend to get way more positive coverage than evil ones.

But I know that’s not what is implied.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:17:16am

re: #235 FormerDirtDart

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Well, it couldn’t possibly be because Obama was doing a better job, so it must be the biased MSM.

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EPR-radar  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:17:21am

re: #157 Belafon

I’m sure the 4 conservatives on SOCTUS were credits to their profession, instead of telegraphing that they could not possibly care less about the arguments in this case because their votes are predetermined.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:18:09am

so this is just the calm stupidity and evil before the more stupidity and evil?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:18:58am

re: #235 FormerDirtDart

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Maybe because he deserved it.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:19:17am

re: #239 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

so this is just the calm stupidity and evil before the more stupidity and evil?

I’m waiting for some serious shit later today. It’s like waiting for the next aerial bombing in WWII London.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:19:23am

re: #237 wheat-dogg

Well, it couldn’t possibly be because Obama was doing a better job, so it must be the biased MSM.

Right…if the percentage was more like 50% more positive coverage for Obama, maybe you can throw a bias argument in there. 740% more? Maybe take a look in the mirror.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:21:58am

re: #222 ObserverArt

A return to that glorious past so many wingnuts love and is driven by their fundamental religious teachings.

Just like the NRA, the fundamentalists overrun so many other voters due to their drive and ambition. They are not the majority, but they do make the majority of the noise in elections and they get out and vote religiously.

The old squeaky wheel gets all the grease.

Democrats, progressives, liberals and even people in the middle have got to start making more noise and asking for some that grease.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:23:01am

re: #231 JordanRules

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Phil Robertson & Cannes.

Sigh.

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:25:33am

re: #222 ObserverArt

A return to that glorious past so many wingnuts love and is driven by their fundamental religious teachings.

Just like the NRA, the fundamentalists overrun so many other voters due to their drive and ambition. They are not the majority, but they do make the majority of the noise in elections and they get out and vote religiously.

The old squeaky wheel gets all the grease.

Democrats, progressives, liberals and even people in the middle have got to start making more noise and asking for some that grease.

Passionately Moderate has to become a thing.

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BeachDem  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:28:54am

re: #231 JordanRules

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And just as a reminder:

Clinton Cash Author Peter Schweizer’s Long History Of Errors, Retractions, And Questionable Sourcing

mediamatters.org

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ObserverArt  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:30:04am

re: #231 JordanRules

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Jeeeesuz Kee-rhist…she lost. Are these media people ever going to give up beating on Clinton?

Meanwhile we (and they too if they could ever climb out of their asses to see it) all suffer under Trump.

Where is the book on the left’s oppo research about Trump?

Oh wait, that was all pretty well known before he ever ran, but they didn’t cover it.

This is just a big money and ratings grab because anything Clinton sells. They don’t care about the continued beating when money is to be made.

Fuck ‘em all. They only saving grace in all of this is the Clinton’s are so used to this it won’t bother them. However, it should piss us all off.

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BeachDem  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:31:04am

re: #235 FormerDirtDart

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Study—Malala had bazillion percent more positive coverage than Osama Bin Laden.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:31:27am

Spammer up in the pages. Kindly apply some downvotes to our latest set of tech support advertisements, if the Lizards would be so kind?

I’ve been reporting them to Charles and have a DM in to him, but in the meantime…

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:32:36am
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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:33:02am

re: #238 EPR-radar

I’m sure the 4 conservatives on SOCTUS were credits to their profession, instead of telegraphing that they could not possibly care less about the arguments in this case because their votes are predetermined.

Gorsuch basically said that there’s nothing in the Constitution that gives the SCOTUS the authority to rule on this. Ginsberg had to remind him of the 14th and the requirement that all citizens be treated equally, where one person, one vote comes from.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:33:57am

re: #248 BeachDem

Study—Malala had bazillion percent more positive coverage than Osama Bin Laden.

Is there an objective scale for grading degree of “positivity”?

Does simply objectively reporting that Trump is unaware of certain government institutions, names of foreign leaders, diplomatic procedures or even countries count as “negative”?

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:33:59am

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:34:59am

re: #247 ObserverArt

The Clinton stuff is old news but has come up again after BuzzFeed Nazi story yesterday. We’re bringing it up to show how the MSM were in bed with these folks.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:36:01am

re: #248 BeachDem

Study—Malala had bazillion percent more positive coverage than Osama Bin Laden.

BTW Malala is attending Oxford University now.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:36:31am

re: #251 Belafon

Gorsuch basically said that there’s nothing in the Constitution that gives the SCOTUS the authority to rule on this. Ginsberg had to remind him of the 14th and the requirement that all citizens be treated equally, where one person, one vote comes from.

Gorsuch is taking off where Scalia left off I see but without the somewhat likable aspect.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:37:22am
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:37:28am

re: #224 Unshaken Defiance

Looks like a fun popcorn action movie.
Got my tickets to see Blade Runner. Sunday matinee, but hunted down a theater with Atmos sound rather than 3d

Saw it last night at the Studio Movie Grill.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:39:16am

Ugh, the spammers are attacking again.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:40:03am

re: #259 Charles Johnson

Ugh, the spammers are attacking again.

I’ve been downvoting pages and I have a list of new account names but I suspect you’ve got that info too.

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danarchy  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:41:07am

re: #247 ObserverArt

Jeeeesuz Kee-rhist…she lost. Are these media people ever going to give up beating on Clinton?

Meanwhile we (and they too if they could ever climb out of their asses to see it) all suffer under Trump.

Where is the book on the left’s oppo research about Trump?

Oh wait, that was all pretty well known before he ever ran, but they didn’t cover it.

This is just a big money and ratings grab because anything Clinton sells. They don’t care about the continued beating when money is to be made.

Fuck ‘em all. They only saving grace in all of this is the Clinton’s are so used to this it won’t bother them. However, it should piss us all off.

Dude, that’s a 2 year old article. They where just using it to point out why they were all in Cannes.

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ObserverArt  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:46:28am

re: #261 danarchy

Dude, that’s a 2 year old article. They where just using it to point out why they were all in Cannes.

I see that now. I’m busy doing my best to follow along, sorry.

I’m too busy, so maybe it’s just best to log out. Later.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:46:39am
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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:47:31am

The GOP is perfectly content that Trump is going to start a war no one is prepared for because the GOP thinks that will give them cover to gut the safety net.

Trump is absolutely insane and should be “25th Amendmented” at a minimum.

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wrenchwench  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:52:28am

re: #260 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’ve been downvoting pages and I have a list of new account names but I suspect you’ve got that info too.

New lizards come and go so fast these days…

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:52:40am

Now this is a damned interesting story. Wow.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers has admitted computer and e-mail hacking in an attempt to unmask Britain’s top informant within the IRA, Byline can reveal.

The illegal interceptions were allegedly commissioned by Alex Marunchak, a former right-hand-man of Rebekah Brooks, the controversial chief executive of Murdoch’s British publishing arm, according to court documents.

The High Court in London heard on Friday that Marunchak, while an editor at the defunct News of the World tabloid, ordered the interception of emails belonging to an ex-British Army intelligence officer and his family - putting his safety and that of a sensitive network of informants at risk.

The revelations emerged during a case in which Ian Hurst, a former Intelligence Corps soldier in Northern Ireland, successfully sued News Group Newspapers, which has agreed to pay substantial undisclosed damages and costs.

Mr Hurst’s computers were targeted with a powerful piece of ‘trojan’ malware known as eBlaster which recorded their every keystroke and action.

The objective was to spy on Mr Hurst’s electronic communications and expose the identity of the man code-named ‘Stakeknife’ - the British intelligence service’s top informant within the IRA.

byline.com

Just……..damn.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:56:33am

re: #235 FormerDirtDart

Dude who constantly whines and bitches about the media gets negative media coverage.

Can’t explain that!

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 6, 2017 • 11:58:23am

re: #235 FormerDirtDart

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Mother Teresa had better positive coverage than Charlie Manson

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:00:41pm
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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:00:51pm

Stolen seat Gorsuch gets slapped down by the Notorious RBG on the gerrymandering case.

It’s unforgivable what the GOP did re: Garland, and that this right wing extremist gets to tilt the court for decades to come, unless someone identifies a path to kicking him off the court.

At least Ginsberg slapped Gorsuch silly with his baffling BS. Originalism and contextualism is bullshit theory, considering that the purveyors of it like Scalia routinely ignored the original intent of the Founders to further their own agenda.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:02:34pm

Tom in a Gators tee.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:04:22pm

Fundy fascists are really feeling the power these days:
Tent City Sprouts on National Mall For ‘Holy Spirit Woodstock’ and Dominionist Rally

Visitors to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this weekend will find themselves in the midst of a tent city that is part of what organizers are calling “a historic weekend of worship, prayer and evangelism.” The project—known as “Awaken the Dawn”—will kick off on Friday evening and run all weekend, leading into Monday’s Rise Up rally, the latest in a series of political prayer rallies organized by dominionist preacher Lou Engle under the banner of “The Call.”

Like most Religious Right events, an overarching goal of the weekend’s events is to spark a spiritual revival that will bring America “back to God.” Another goal of the rally’s organizers is to wage spiritual warfare against Supreme Court justices who have upheld women’s right to abortion. Engel has urged people to build up to the event with 30 days of prayer and fasting to prepare to “shift history.” Some prophets have been predicting miracles.

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:06:09pm

re: #272 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Fundy fascists are really feeling the power these days:
Tent City Sprouts on National Mall For ‘Holy Spirit Woodstock’ and Dominionist Rally

Please find me a god that punished abortion.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:06:42pm

re: #272 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Fundy fascists are really feeling the power these days:
Tent City Sprouts on National Mall For ‘Holy Spirit Woodstock’ and Dominionist Rally

I hope about 100 people show up.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:07:20pm

re: #260 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’ve been downvoting pages and I have a list of new account names but I suspect you’ve got that info too.

Those pages were posted by a spammer who actually waited 24 hours. So they’re learning. I’m hoping this team of Indian crooks will eventually get tired of being constantly shut down and move on to an easier target.

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Kragar  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:07:26pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:08:24pm

re: #275 Charles Johnson

Those pages were posted by a spammer who actually waited 24 hours. So they’re learning. I’m hoping this team of Indian crooks will eventually get tired of being constantly shut down and move on to an easier target.

They made about 6-8 new accounts that I saw. So there might be another round coming unless you pre-emptively dealt with those.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:08:58pm
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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:09:11pm

re: #276 Kragar

What stuff are we banning that we don’t like?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:09:24pm

I may have to also write some code to not allow Pages to be posted in an interval shorter than say, 10 minutes. That way, even if they manage to get through, they won’t be able to post hundreds of pages right away.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:09:40pm

re: #276 Kragar

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Uh Tomi, same sex marriage, abortion, sex toys. All things you’ve banned. Meanwhile the death penalty, the drug war, a massive military industrial complex. Once again you’re projecting.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:09:49pm

This might make you laugh or kill the thread.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:10:10pm

re: #272 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION

and maybe some

ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION

and some Jesus, prayer and

ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION

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Sir John Barron  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:11:38pm

re: #276 Kragar

Liberal logic: let’s ban everything we don’t like and force the American taxpayer to pay for the stuff we do like! 🤦🏼‍♀️

— Tomi Lahren

What are we supposedly banning?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:12:04pm

re: #284 Sir John Barron

What are we supposedly banning?

Oh, guns, right? We’re banning all the gunz.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:12:18pm

re: #279 Belafon

What stuff are we banning that we don’t like?

She’s probably fixated on the soda stuff but ignoring all the stuff conservatives have actually banned.

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Birth Control Works  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:13:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:17:09pm

re: #283 Sir John Barron

ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION

and maybe some

ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION

and some Jesus, prayer and

ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION

From the link:

At a POTUS Shield gathering in March, Engle prayed for God to “sweep away” Supreme Court justices and federal judges who uphold Roe v. Wade. He suggested that God could either kill or convert the judges in question, and he told people the church can’t be too “humanistic” in its prayers when confronting the “evil” of abortion.

Like many fundies, Engle apparently confuses “humanistic” and “humane.” Also know one who confuses “socialist” and “sociable.”
“Potus Shield” is a batshit fundy network of Trump supporting “Dominionist prayer warriors” and bills itself as the “Prophetic Order of the United States.”

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Kragar  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:18:26pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:18:57pm

re: #264 lawhawk

The GOP is perfectly content that Trump is going to start a war no one is prepared for because the GOP thinks that will give them cover to gut the safety net.

Trump is absolutely insane and should be “25th Amendmented” at a minimum.

He already mentioned how those Puerto Ricans were busting his budget…any sort of military intervention will call for cancelling every government program outside the military.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:22:10pm

This is from several threads back:

re: #176 Eventual Carrion

This penguin decides to take a snowmobile trip. So he takes off on his sled over the snow. A while into the trip the engine starts acting up. He is near a small town so he limps the sled into town.
He pulls up to the garage in the middle of town. He says to the walrus mechanic, “I’m having some trouble with my ride, can you take a look?”. The walrus says, “Yeah I can look. Give me an hour.”. The penguin asks him, “Ok cool. Where can I get something to eat? A good fish sandwich maybe?”.The Walrus tells him there is a nice place over 2 blocks. The penguin takes off.
Little over an hour later the penguin comes back to the garage and asks the walrus, “Get a chance to look at my sled?”. The walrus turns to him and says, “Yeah, looks like you blew a seal.”. The penguin says while wiping his mouth, “No no, that’s just tarter sauce.”.

Didn’t see this until it was already several threads old. I’m very happy to see that seal-fellatio jokes are a genre!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:22:43pm

re: #288 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

From the link:

Like many fundies, Engle apparently confuses “humanistic” and “humane.” Also know one who confuses “socialist” and “sociable.”
“Potus Shield” is a batshit fundy network of Trump supporting “Dominionist prayer warriors” and bills itself as the “Prophetic Order of the United States.”

in my experience, they usually don’t know any of the actual definitions of ‘socialism’, and will refuse to pony up any definitions when asked

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:26:03pm

re: #287 Birth Control Works

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Kragar  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:27:03pm
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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:28:45pm

Yes, and a moronic GOP would confirm.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:29:39pm

re: #115 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:29:56pm

re: #295 lawhawk

DeVos Defends Trump: ‘Would a Moron Hire Me?’

Would a non-moron hire someone who has never held a government position to run a major department of the US government?

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:31:39pm
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ericblair  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:31:51pm

re: #295 lawhawk

DeVos Defends Trump: ‘Would a Moron Hire Me?’

Only a moron would hire her.

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:32:46pm

re: #297 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Only if that non moron had sabotage in mind. Destroy govt ops so as to fund tax cuts by claiming govt failing - even though the failure was predetermined thanks to a craven policy choice of having a know nothing or incompetent or a malicious saboteur involved.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:34:04pm

re: #280 Charles Johnson

I may have to also write some code to not allow Pages to be posted in an interval shorter than say, 10 minutes. That way, even if they manage to get through, they won’t be able to post hundreds of pages right away.

charles,

you do yoeman’s work so the rest of us can just play in the sandbox

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:34:45pm

I’m now seeing people complaining that calling Trump a “moron” is insulting to people with learning disabilities. I just can’t understand the logic of this argument. If you follow it to its conclusion, it means you can never criticize someone for doing something stupid, because people with learning disabilities might think you’re also talking about… them? How does this make any sense?

If I say Trump is an idiot, I’m talking about Trump, not anyone else. The idea that people I’m not criticizing might have their feelings hurt when I criticize someone else just doesn’t compute for me.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:36:54pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

I’m now seeing people complaining that calling Trump a “moron” is insulting to people with learning disabilities. I just can’t understand the logic of this argument. If you follow it to its conclusion, it means you can never criticize someone for doing something stupid, because people with learning disabilities might think you’re also talking about… them? How does this make any sense?

If I say Trump is an idiot, I’m talking about Trump, not anyone else. The idea that people I’m not criticizing might have their feelings hurt when I criticize someone else just doesn’t compute for me.

You’re not. Trust me, I have a learning disability and Trump being called a moron doesn’t offend me at all.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:37:01pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:37:21pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:38:51pm

re: #298 JordanRules

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I’d give her a nice tip if I ever found myself in Dallas.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:39:03pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

I don’t think people with learning disabilities are morons so maybe they are revealing too much about themselves.

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TedStriker  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:39:12pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

I’m now seeing people complaining that calling Trump a “moron” is insulting to people with learning disabilities. I just can’t understand the logic of this argument. If you follow it to its conclusion, it means you can never criticize someone for doing something stupid, because people with learning disabilities might think you’re also talking about… them? How does this make any sense?

If I say Trump is an idiot, I’m talking about Trump, not anyone else. The idea that people I’m not criticizing might have their feelings hurt when I criticize someone else just doesn’t compute for me.

It’s because the RWNJs are trying to do to you (and anyone not firmly in their orbit) what they imagine that those on the left are trying to do to them when they use “offensive” words, which is to “shut down debate”.

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:39:51pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

Not surprisingly, the assholes hadn’t been good tippers prior to getting the boot.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:40:14pm

re: #305 goddamnedfrank

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He’s an idiot. And even if Hitler wasn’t anit gay, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong to be pro gay rights. Upding for queef weasel especially.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:40:50pm

re: #309 JordanRules

Not surprisingly, the assholes hadn’t been good tippers prior to getting the boot.

That’s part of why I’d tip her.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:41:21pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

I’m now seeing people complaining that calling Trump a “moron” is insulting to people with learning disabilities. I just can’t understand the logic of this argument. If you follow it to its conclusion, it means you can never criticize someone for doing something stupid, because people with learning disabilities might think you’re also talking about… them? How does this make any sense?

If I say Trump is an idiot, I’m talking about Trump, not anyone else. The idea that people I’m not criticizing might have their feelings hurt when I criticize someone else just doesn’t compute for me.

People are fucking idiot morons. I remember when people criticized the idea that a mentally ill person shouldn’t be President because that was stigmatizing and unfair. I was like ok but the President has unilateral nuclear launch authority so maybe the bar should be set a bit higher than literally every other job on the goddamned planet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:41:58pm

re: #310 HappyWarrior

He’s an idiot. And even if Hitler wasn’t anit gay, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong to be pro gay rights. Upding for queef weasel especially.

Let’s all wear these pink triangles!

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Kragar  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:42:26pm
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Kragar  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:43:08pm

re: #312 goddamnedfrank

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” - George Carlin

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:43:50pm

re: #315 Kragar

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” - George Carlin

…and that those people control more than 50% of the electoral votes in this country…

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:44:08pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

I’m now seeing people complaining that calling Trump a “moron” is insulting to people with learning disabilities. I just can’t understand the logic of this argument. If you follow it to its conclusion, it means you can never criticize someone for doing something stupid, because people with learning disabilities might think you’re also talking about… them? How does this make any sense?

If I say Trump is an idiot, I’m talking about Trump, not anyone else. The idea that people I’m not criticizing might have their feelings hurt when I criticize someone else just doesn’t compute for me.

and again people dont understand words with more than one meaning
that words do have meanings that change over time

moron:
once - and now dated - a person affected with mild mental retardation

now - a stupid person - synonyms: fool, idiot, ass, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, cretin, dullard, simpleton, clod

dont get me started on the 2017 usage of imbecile or cretin (cause they arent the 1800’s definitions)

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Alephnaught  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:44:44pm

re: #304 FormerDirtDart

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“Refused to purge Brownshirts”? Has he never heard of The Night of the Long Knives?

EDIT: See someone’s already pointed it out.

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Jay C  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:45:41pm

re: #274 wheat-dogg

I hope about 100 people show up.

I’m guessing attendance in four digits will be considered one of those miracles the “prophets” have promised….

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lawhawk  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:47:10pm

re: #304 FormerDirtDart

That’s why there’s long and detailed records showing gays were persecuted by the Nazis, and that gays were forced to wear pink triangles.

Dinesh can go d’fuck to hell.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:47:42pm

re: #315 Kragar

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” - George Carlin

way more than half /s

and most of them have a severe learning disability and are proud of it
no /

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:48:08pm

re: #310 HappyWarrior

He’s an idiot. And even if Hitler wasn’t anit gay, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong to be pro gay rights. Upding for queef weasel especially.

I love that insult so much I have to force myself to ration it lest it lose its cachet. Am only allowed to use it once every couple months or so.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:48:46pm

re: #322 goddamnedfrank

I love that insult so much I have to force myself to ration it lest it lose its cachet. Am only allowed to use it once every couple months or so.

Works so well for Douche.

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TedStriker  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:48:52pm

re: #310 HappyWarrior

He’s an idiot. And even if Hitler wasn’t anit gay, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong to be pro gay rights. Upding for queef weasel especially.

The British docuseries Hitler’s Bodyguard has an episode specifically on Rohm, his crew, and the Night of the Long Knives. Hitler and pretty much everyone in his senior staff knew Rohm was gay for years and that he surrounded himself with other gay Nazis as his personal staff, but Hitler tolerated it, despite his personal aversion to homosexuality, because Rohm was an early SA member and because Rohm had been a “hard man” in loyal service to him all that time.

The main reason for the Night of the Long Knives (and why Rohm had to be eliminated) was because Himmler wanted to neuter the SA in favor of his SS; he and Goering planned the whole thing out, down to how they would split the spoils.

At its heart, the Night of the Long Knives wasn’t really about purging Rohm and other gays from the Nazi party (though that was a convenient side effect, one that would have wider significance till the end of the war), it was a good, old-fashioned authoritarian power struggle: Himmler and Goering were the winners, Rohm was the loser.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:50:24pm

re: #305 goddamnedfrank

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for many people (morons) twitter is the electronic equivalent of shouting from a soapbox on a city street corner

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EPR-radar  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:50:29pm

re: #322 goddamnedfrank

I love that insult so much I have to force myself to ration it lest it lose its cachet. Am only allowed to use it once every couple months or so.

I also have to ration my favorite insults. But t**** is eternal.

May his name enter the language as an obscenity. E.g., from a drill instructor in 2050: “Fucking shit fuckity fuck, you really t****ed that up you flaming idiot!”

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wrenchwench  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:53:16pm

re: #322 goddamnedfrank

I love that insult so much I have to force myself to ration it lest it lose its cachet. Am only allowed to use it once every couple months or so.

Maybe if you alternate it with ‘preternaturally ignorant’ rather than using them together.

/yes, I’m a leper, or whoever sarc tags are for

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:56:26pm

Maybe they’ll be allowed to vote. Maybe they won’t.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:57:13pm

re: #328 JordanRules

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Maybe they’ll be allowed to vote. Maybe they won’t.

all efforts will be made to prevent them from registering

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Kragar  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:57:26pm
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:58:01pm

re: #314 Kragar

You would think that a “noted intellectual” like D’Souza would have heard of those things called “books” by this point in his career.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2017 • 12:59:06pm

re: #308 TedStriker

It’s because the RWNJs are trying to do to you (and anyone not firmly in their orbit) what they imagine that those on the left are trying to do to them when they use “offensive” words, which is to “shut down debate”.

Unfortunately, this one isn’t coming from RWNJs. I’m seeing it from liberals.

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TedStriker  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:00:28pm

re: #332 Charles Johnson

Unfortunately, this one isn’t coming from RWNJs. I’m seeing it from liberals.

Circular firing squad, anyone?

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:00:37pm

re: #332 Charles Johnson

Unfortunately, this one isn’t coming from RWNJs. I’m seeing it from liberals.

I wonder what they’d do if they found out lousy used to be a good thing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:01:44pm

re: #332 Charles Johnson

Unfortunately, this one isn’t coming from RWNJs. I’m seeing it from liberals.

People who give PC a bad name, the ones who go out of their way to find things to take offense at. Morans.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:02:14pm

re: #329 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

all efforts will be made to prevent them from registering

“anyone should be able to produce a birth certificate”

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:02:43pm

re: #333 TedStriker

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Circular firing squad, anyone?

There are words we don’t want to abuse because their main meaning still applies or it implies something we don’t want. Ginger, for instance (yes, we’ve had that fight here). But I don’t know of anyone that actually uses moron to describe someone in any light other than an insult.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:03:04pm

re: #330 Kragar

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:03:11pm

re: #333 TedStriker

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Circular firing squad, anyone?

that guy’s got a lot of pairs of hands

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EPR-radar  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:05:11pm

re: #332 Charles Johnson

Unfortunately, this one isn’t coming from RWNJs. I’m seeing it from liberals.

It’s a good thing to push back on the use of “retarded” as a general purpose insult, because that really is an attack on all people who are developmentally disabled.

But calling a specific person who demonstrably is a moron a ‘moron’ is not at all the same thing, because it is a statement of fact.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:05:51pm

re: #86 lawhawk

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:08:31pm
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TedStriker  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:08:49pm

re: #339 dangerman

that guy’s got a lot of pairs of hands

Captain Picard always had a lot to facepalm about.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:09:33pm

Yashar is such a problematic fucking hack, will do anything to maintain his access.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:09:43pm

re: #314 Kragar

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:10:18pm

re: #345 Ace-o-aces

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Yes.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:11:00pm

re: #342 JordanRules

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Buh bye.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:11:32pm

re: #345 Ace-o-aces

D’Souza is one of those folks who thinks that the people who confront Nazis about their Nazism are the real Nazis and are worse than Hitler.

The same historical hacks who take the statement “The Civil War was not just about slavery” and turn it into “The Civil War had nothing to do with slavery!”

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JordanRules  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:11:56pm

re: #344 goddamnedfrank

Was just about to post that. He is exactly as you said. And he’ll probably get worse.
Yuck.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:12:38pm

unrelated interesting point:

trump has burned 1/2 the equivalent of the annual NEA budget on golfing:
you know the NEA - the one trump wants to defund.

we, the taxpayers have spent more than $72 million on trump’s golfing. Every outing was to a club he owns, so most of that money is probably funneling to him personally.

From the LA Times

In a statement Monday, the NEA struck an optimistic note, pointing out that the proposed appropriation of about $150 million was the level of funding that it requested from Congress in February 2016.

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Belafon  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:12:59pm

re: #342 JordanRules

I’ve only watched a little of their show, and read a little from them, but his actions did seem like they seriously contradicted their objective.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:15:42pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

I’m now seeing people complaining that calling Trump a “moron” is insulting to people with learning disabilities. I just can’t understand the logic of this argument. If you follow it to its conclusion, it means you can never criticize someone for doing something stupid, because people with learning disabilities might think you’re also talking about… them? How does this make any sense?

If I say Trump is an idiot, I’m talking about Trump, not anyone else. The idea that people I’m not criticizing might have their feelings hurt when I criticize someone else just doesn’t compute for me.

it’s an attempt by wingnuts to use the arguments of progressives against them, but without understanding the original argument

progressives should be aware that any effective line of attack or defense against wingnuttia will be expropriated by them - to the best of their limited ability, but sometimes very effectively.

hence, complaints by democrats about the bogus stories about birth certificates and fema camps, and the stories planted by russian agents and tricksters, calling them ‘fake news’, were taken up by wingnuts who turned the meaning of the phrase ‘fake news’ on its head and effectively covered up its original meaning

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wrenchwench  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:15:46pm

re: #349 JordanRules

Was just about to post that. He is exactly as you said. And he’ll probably get worse.
Yuck.

It’s so hard to hold onto your bread when you’re buttering it on both sides.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:17:49pm

re: #350 dangerman

unrelated interesting point:

trump has burned 1/2 the equivalent of the annual NEA budget on golfing:
you know the NEA - the one trump wants to defund.

we, the taxpayers have spent more than $72 million on trump’s golfing. Every outing was to a club he owns, so most of that money is probably funneling to him personally.

From the LA Times back in May 2017,

$72MM in less than 9 months.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:20:16pm

re: #53 FormerDirtDart

Adding insult to injury.
Reality is it’s not only the Canadians that will likely be bankrupted by their post attack medial care.

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I hope the shooter hasn’t blown all his assets gambling so that his victims can recover something from his estate.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:22:47pm

re: #344 goddamnedfrank

Yashar is such a problematic fucking hack, will do anything to maintain his access.

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Yashar completely ignored this. That’s far from the only troubling thing about the guy, too.

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:27:07pm

re: #350 dangerman

i fixed the LA Times link

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dangerman  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:28:07pm

re: #354 Mike Lamb

$72MM in less than 9 months.

something like 68 “outings”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 6, 2017 • 1:39:58pm

re: #332 Charles Johnson

Unfortunately, this one isn’t coming from RWNJs. I’m seeing it from liberals.

I kinda want to ask them if they are insulted because they themselves are morons…

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 6, 2017 • 2:52:22pm

re: #70 lawhawk

Boo frickin’ hoo:

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That article is from 2014, dude.


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