Something You Don’t See Every Day: A Bluegrass Sitar Duo With Samples: Dawg Yawp

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Sept. 29, 2017 | Bob Boilen — A man in a black cape holds a sitar like a guitar all while singing a dreamy tale about wanting to be a dog. Well actually a “dawg.”

Welcome the world of Dawg Yawp, the musical concoction of Rob Keenan and Tyler Randall, where drones and toy pianos are likely to collide with heavy metal electronics and a well-placed melody.

It’s also a vessel for humor, experimentation and foot-stomping fun, whether that stomping is to an original techno beat or a classic bluegrass tune. In fact it was the duo’s cover of “East Virginia Blues,” a song made famous by the Stanley Brothers that first won my heart when I heard them replace the more traditional banjo with a sitar.

These two Cincinnati high school friends create endearing tunes with roots in fingerpicking folk tunes but with a sense of adventure. Listening to their debut, self-titled album is like listening to kids music made for grownups. It’s both clever and wonderfully weird. They always put a smile on my face.

Set List

“I Wanna Be A Dawg”
“Can’t Think”
“East Virginia Blues”
“Lost At Sea”

MUSICIANS

Tyler Randall (sitar, vocals, guitar, synthesizers, drums); Robert Keenan (guitar, vocals, synthesizers)

CREDITS

Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith, Bronson Arcuri; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin, James Willetts; Videographers: Bronson Arcuri, Maia Stern; Editor: Niki Walker; Production Assistant: Marissa Lorusso; Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR.

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273 comments

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Kragar  Oct 7, 2017 • 8:42:36pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2017 • 8:45:34pm
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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Oct 7, 2017 • 8:57:46pm

Frank Rizzo in tux with nightstick

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:01:47pm

These are the kinds of videos where I’m running to my kids to tell them to watch it.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:07:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:14:10pm

re: #5 goddamnedfrank

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They fall for everything. Such gullible fools.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:14:22pm

Bluegrass on a sitar…….. This is truly a 1st.

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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:18:08pm

Sitar/Bluegrass fusion?

Oh, what the hell, why not?

Here’s Oliver Rajmani for a little bit of additional fusion:

OLIVER RAJAMANI WITH HIS MONDSEE ORCHESTRA - Texas Vango

She Who Must Be Obeyed chimes in at the two minute mark with a ripping jazz harp solo.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:19:09pm

The Nasty Ginsberg…..

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:21:51pm

re: #6 HappyWarrior

They fall for everything. Such gullible fools.

They’re not gullible they’re cynical. They share Isis’s goal of making Muslims feel hated and unwelcome inside Western democracies. They know Isis is lying but if that lie advances their shared desire to drive a wedge between muslims and non-muslims then the fact that they’re helping Isis doesn’t bother them at all.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:29:30pm

Okay just to chime in on the music. 100% amazing.
That is all.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:34:34pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

They’re not gullible they’re cynical. They share Isis’s goal of making Muslims feel hated and unwelcome inside Western democracies. They know Isis is lying but if that lie advances their shared desire to drive a wedge between muslims and non-muslims then the fact that they’re helping Isis doesn’t bother them at all.

True. Good points. And with that I’m calling it a night.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:46:56pm

“Taxes are theft” might be one of the dumbest statements in recent history. I mean, that is just fucking stupid.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:51:08pm

re: #13 Mike Lamb

“Taxes are theft” might be one of the dumbest statements in recent history. I mean, that is just fucking stupid.

Well, you know, government is an alien force imposed on us from outside. If only we got rid of government, The Market would provide.
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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:55:37pm

re: #13 Mike Lamb

“Taxes are theft” might be one of the dumbest statements in recent history. I mean, that is just fucking stupid.

Yup. Taxes allow you to live a life with every creature comfort you hold dear. Electrical distribution, refrigeration, clean water, sewage processing, fire protection, the police, trash hauling, air travel, highways, and ad nauseam.

If you think taxes are theft, try living without them, you fucking moron.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2017 • 9:57:40pm

re: #15 austin_blue

Yup. Taxes allow you to live a life with every creature comfort you hold dear. Electrical distribution, refrigeration, clean water, sewage processing, fire protection, the police, trash hauling, air travel, highways, and ad nauseam.

If you think taxes are theft, try living without them, you fucking moron.

You agree to pay taxes by not leaving the country, and by driving on the street, receiving mail, not having your house broken into, etc.

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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:00:49pm

Oh, and if you’ve ever wondered what sexy really is, take a look at this:

Belly Dance - Doumbek solo - Tabla solo - Alia Mohammed with Oliver Rajamani

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Dave In Austin  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:01:02pm
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BeachDem  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:01:29pm

re: #1 Kragar

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Aw, but:

he “dreamed of going to West Point but lost out to someone of a different gender and persuasion in his district.”

Sniff. Not to worry. He went on to attend a “comprehensive community college,” whatever the fuck that is.

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scottslemmons  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:03:16pm

re: #15 austin_blue

Yup. Taxes allow you to live a life with every creature comfort you hold dear. Electrical distribution, refrigeration, clean water, sewage processing, fire protection, the police, trash hauling, air travel, highways, and ad nauseam.

If you think taxes are theft, try living without them, you fucking moron.

When I take over the country, I’m going to kidnap the libertarians and anti-tax fanatics, put them on a big empty island, and let them try to survive in their new tax-free paradise. And I’ll film it so we can all enjoy the hilarious carnage.

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scottslemmons  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:04:03pm

re: #19 BeachDem

Aw, but:

he “dreamed of going to West Point but lost out to someone of a different gender and persuasion in his district.”

Sniff. Not to worry. He went on to attend a “comprehensive community college,” whatever the fuck that is.

HE WAS TOO MANLY FOR THE ARMY.

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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:05:25pm

re: #20 scottslemmons

When I take over the country, I’m going to kidnap the libertarians and anti-tax fanatics, put them on a big empty island, and let them try to survive in their new tax-free paradise. And I’ll film it so we can all enjoy the hilarious carnage.

Cannibalism will quickly ensue.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:08:17pm

They also chanted: “The South will rise again. Russia is our friend. The South will rise again. Woo-hoo! Wooo.”

“russia is our friend”??

generally speaking, i can always manage to even, but tonight i just can’t

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scottslemmons  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:08:17pm

re: #23 austin_blue

Cannibalism will quickly ensue.

It’ll ensue in the first 10 minutes.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:12:55pm

re: #24 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

They also chanted: “The South will rise again. Russia is our friend. The South will rise again. Woo-hoo! Wooo.”

“russia is our friend”??

generally speaking, i can always manage to even, but tonight i just can’t

“Oh, and sorry about that whole ‘Barbarossa’ thing! But hey, Berlin makes up for Leningrad, right?”

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Stanley Sea  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:18:00pm

re: #21 FormerDirtDart

I didn’t watch this live.

Thank you for posting.

It was incredible & important

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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:21:21pm

Night all, I’m for the rack. See you tomorrow. Please take a look at the music videos I’ve posted above. You won’t be disappointed.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:23:32pm

This video has calmed my weary mind tonight. A lot of truth. I need to get back to Telluride to ski.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 7, 2017 • 10:53:12pm

re: #15 austin_blue

Yup. Taxes allow you to live a life with every creature comfort you hold dear. Electrical distribution, refrigeration, clean water, sewage processing, fire protection, the police, trash hauling, air travel, highways, and ad nauseam.

If you think taxes are theft, try living without them, you fucking moron.

Which in discussion with my wife the former Libertarian Party campaign finance manager (stolen from somewhere else):

Taxes are the price of civilisation.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:00:17pm
Ask the Google, “How old is the president?”

If you ask me, this is proof that the whole thing was a nightmare.

juanitajean.com

Someone over at Google is either having fun, or they’re going to get fired.

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majii  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:04:33pm

re: #19 BeachDem

“Aw, but:

he “dreamed of going to West Point but lost out to someone of a different gender and persuasion in his district.”“

“Sniff. Not to worry. He went on to attend a “comprehensive community college,” whatever the fuck that is.”

Whatever “comprehensive community college” he allegedly attended must not have required him to take any political science classes which is where he would have learned that West Point exists because of taxes.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:06:18pm
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majii  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:06:57pm

re: #24 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

“”russia is our friend”??”

“generally speaking, i can always manage to even, but tonight i just can’t”

When I read that they said this, I was thinking of whose payroll in Russia Spencer is on.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:13:08pm

re: #34 majii

“”russia is our friend”??”

“generally speaking, i can always manage to even, but tonight i just can’t”

When I read that they said this, I was thinking of whose payroll in Russia Spencer is on.

Most likely the SVR, as they’re tasked with intelligence and espionage activities outside the Russian Federation.

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Kragar  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:16:04pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:20:19pm

re: #20 scottslemmons

When I take over the country, I’m going to kidnap the libertarians and anti-tax fanatics, put them on a big empty island, and let them try to survive in their new tax-free paradise. And I’ll film it so we can all enjoy the hilarious carnage.

and mr invisible hand when completely unshackled is not so benevolent a ruler as many suppose

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:20:40pm

Josh Marshall using the word “cockhead” in a tweet…

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:27:26pm

She doesn’t just follow anyone. Over 17,000 followers and she only follows 825 accounts, including mine. Makes me think of that ‘we are all one’ thing the peaceful people preach nonstop.

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:54:42pm

re: #20 scottslemmons

When I take over the country, I’m going to kidnap the libertarians and anti-tax fanatics, put them on a big empty island, and let them try to survive in their new tax-free paradise. And I’ll film it so we can all enjoy the hilarious carnage.

Elsewhere online I’ve amused myself vs. libertarians by asking them how in libertopia one would stop Peter Thiel from bathing in the blood of pretty boys in an attempt to rejuvenate himself. No answer, of course.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 7, 2017 • 11:59:35pm

re: #40 EPR-radar

Elsewhere online I’ve amused myself vs. libertarians by asking them how in libertopia one would stop Peter Thiel from bathing in the blood of pretty boys in an attempt to rejuvenate himself. No answer, of course.

And here I thought just watching Eating Raoul was pretty edgy.

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EPR-radar  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:18:08am

re: #41 Single-handed sailor

And here I thought just watching Eating Raoul was pretty edgy.

Well, I have completely lost what little patience I ever had for libertarian “taxes are theft, the state is the only evil” bilge. So I take one of their great heroes and merely ask how libertopia would stop him from doing something he’d likely be interested in.

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:19:02am

“Taxes are theft” say the people who then want to put two foreign wars, two rounds of tax cuts, and Medicare Part D on the nation’s check card and damn the black man for putting those on the nation’s ledger to show the genuine cost.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:21:01am

re: #43 Targetpractice

These fuckers are not deep thinkers. Hell, I bet most of them haven’t even read their favorite book “Atlas Shrugged” cover to cover.

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:23:34am

re: #44 teleskiguy

These fuckers are not deep thinkers. Hell, I bet most of them haven’t even read their favorite book “Atlas Shrugged” cover to cover.

Of course they haven’t. Most don’t quite realize that they are not the people who would end up in Galt’s Gulch, they’re the needy fucks who’d tear down civilization because they weren’t getting what was “theirs.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:43:09am

re: #7 Dave In Austin

Bluegrass on a sitar…….. This is truly a 1st.

Buddies in Finland did a death-metal banjo thing last nite: banj O))

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:44:33am

re: #13 Mike Lamb

“Taxes are theft” might be one of the dumbest statements in recent history. I mean, that is just fucking stupid.

Taxation without representation is theft, yes. And that is the core message of the Tea Party: that we are somehow, despite having been a representative democracy for over 200 years, powerless in determining who levies and collects our taxes.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:53:01am

re: #46 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I shared that with some teammates in India. Lots of silence, then a “WOW, he’s pretty good!”.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:54:59am

re: #37 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

and mr invisible hand when completely unshackled is not so benevolent a ruler as many suppose

And the part about Adam Smith’s “invisible hand of the free market” that libertarians and conservatives quote mine always seems to leave out the part where he says why the free market requires regulation to function correctly.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2017 • 12:55:23am
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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2017 • 1:31:51am

Never forget.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2017 • 1:45:57am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹

And the part about Adam Smith’s “invisible hand of the free market” that libertarians and conservatives quote mine always seems to leave out the part where he says why the free market requires regulation to function correctly.

He’s also quite explicit about why the wealthy should be taxed at higher rates.

(“because the poor have to spend all their meager earnings on bare necessities; the wealthy can afford luxuries, and homes, and savings — they can both afford to pay higher rates, and benefit more from the stability of a robust civil society”)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 2:07:46am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹

And the part about Adam Smith’s “invisible hand of the free market” that libertarians and conservatives quote mine always seems to leave out the part where he says why the free market requires regulation to function correctly.

And that the market is there to benefit everyone: producers and consumers, employers and employees, landlords and tenants.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2017 • 2:17:13am

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 2:59:28am

Interestingly, Hurricane Nate passed right over the Air Force base where the Hurricane Hunter squadron is located.

nhc.noaa.gov

Nate is now a tropical storm with 60kt winds, moving toward the NNE at 23 miles per hour (hail Eris).

For those here who are in the path, keep your heads down and powder dry.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 3:09:56am

Village flag committee chair hat on:

The flag is at half-staff all day for the Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Service in Maryland. Placing the flag at half-staff for this day was signed into law by a Joint House resolution and President GW Bush. (It is not noted in the list of days in the US Flag Code.)

Back to your regularly scheduled LGF.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 4:17:16am

My neighbour is here to help change the drapery rod over my computer. I need to log out and shut it down so he can do that.

Bye y’all.

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terraincognita  Oct 8, 2017 • 4:57:30am

Interview with Mike Huckabee as reported on The Hill.

“They had these beautiful, soft towels, very good towels. And I came in and there was a crowd of a lot of people, and they were screaming and they were loving everything,” Trump said. “I was having fun, they were having fun.”

“You were a rock star,” Huckabee replied.

Towels…chocolate cake… canned chicken. What next?

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jeffreyw  Oct 8, 2017 • 5:40:24am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 5:45:13am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 5:46:07am

heh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 5:48:18am
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:01:13am

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thank you. That kitten is adorable.

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jeffreyw  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:04:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:04:33am

So, we’ve gotten 1.72” of rain overnight and more is on the way.
yay….

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Romantic Heretic  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:05:18am

re: #14 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, you know, government is an alien force imposed on us from outside. If only we got rid of government, The Market would provide.
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“The Market will provide for us. You’re fucked and we don’t care.”

What the anarchists, I mean libertarians, actually mean.

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The Major  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:29:08am

re: #1 Kragar

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:30:57am

If Chris Cox is the face of the NRA’s position, you don’t have a position.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:34:14am

Good morning Lizards

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William Lewis  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:37:16am

re: #67 The Major

Someone should tell Kirk not to disparage early Christians like that.Acts 2 - 5…

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scottslemmons  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:37:35am

re: #40 EPR-radar

Elsewhere online I’ve amused myself vs. libertarians by asking them how in libertopia one would stop Peter Thiel from bathing in the blood of pretty boys in an attempt to rejuvenate himself. No answer, of course.

They assume they’ll be among the elite getting to bathe in the blood of the pretty boys.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 8, 2017 • 6:51:17am

FOX NEWS: The sound of incoherent cognitive dissonance

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:04:10am
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:16:22am
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:17:33am

Dan Scavino is obviously authoring today’s dispatches
“Hence” ???
please…

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:19:39am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:24:00am

re: #76 Barefoot Grin

That tweet from Frum tho!

That sure puts Corker in his place, and leaves him with only 15 1/2 months to exact revenge in a narrowly divided US Senate

LOL

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:30:49am

re: #1 Kragar

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I thought he was mocking Conservatives. He’s for real? No wonder Trump is down to a 32% approval rate. His base is brainless.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:35:08am

re: #58 terraincognita

Interview with Mike Huckabee as reported on The Hill.

“They had these beautiful, soft towels, very good towels. And I came in and there was a crowd of a lot of people, and they were screaming and they were loving everything,” Trump said. “I was having fun, they were having fun.”

“You were a rock star,” Huckabee replied.

Towels…chocolate cake… canned chicken. What next?

They were having fun? I cannot even. They’re still recovering from a devastating hurricane and Trump is talking about fun. How old is he again?

And no, he’s not a Rockstar. Hucksterbee is an idiot as usual.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:41:57am

“… In a Sept. 28 letter, Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican from Texas, and Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, asked Mattel a series of specific questions about the data the device would collect about children and families.

“The new product has the potential to raise serious privacy concerns as Mattel can build an in-depth profile of children and their family,” they wrote. “It appears that never before has a device had the capability to so intimately look into the life of a child.” …”

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:42:08am

THIS IS UTTERLY INSANE

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:45:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:59:01am

re: #81 The Vicious Babushka

A 12-year-old girl was raped and impregnated by Christopher Mirasolo. He was just awarded joint custody of her child

We discussed this yesterday

There are many reasons to deny custody, violence, threats, drug abuse, etc., I would think that having raped the child’s mother could be one of them.

The background is simply that they want to be able to toss the mom off welfare and ask the deadbeat rapist dad to pony up instead.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 8, 2017 • 7:59:06am

HE HAS WORDS. HE HAS THE BEST WORDS.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:03:01am

re: #5 goddamnedfrank

And Republicans have yet to fund treatment for mental illnesses.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:03:53am

re: #85 Patricia Kayden

And Republicans have yet to fund treatment for mental illnesses.

Because they believe

a) you can’t regulate Evil

and

b) mental illness is a sign of demonic possession

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:07:09am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The most socially corrosive part of (a) is that if you agree that laws and rules are for the law-abiding, eventually you realize the corollary is that following rules and laws is for suckers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:08:10am

re: #87 jaunte

The most socially corrosive part of (a) is that if you agree that laws and rules are for the law-abiding, eventually you realize the corollary is that following rules and laws is for suckers.

That is why Donald Trump is such a hero to his followers…

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:10:14am

re: #88 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When I lived in South Florida a lot of people enjoyed the fantasy that they were at heart “pirates.”

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jeffreyw  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:11:26am

We’ve been watching the Viet Nam war doc, last night they got to the Tet offensive. They did a short segment on the famous execution photo in which a police general pulled a .38, waved his people back, and shot the captured VC in the head.
This morning, curious, I looked for additional information - wondering who the man was that was shot down. Did they know his name?
This article was at the top of the search results.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:12:08am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:13:05am

More proof that the RepubliKKKlan Party is now just a giant Alka-Seltzer tablet doing the plop plop and fizz fizz in the swamp that the GOP has become.

From the National (Socialist) Review, posted an hour ago…

Erik Prince, the founder of the security contractor Blackwater, is seriously considering a Republican primary challenge for a Senate seat in Wyoming, potentially adding a high-profile contender to a fledgling drive to oust establishment lawmakers with insurgents in the mold of President Trump. Mr. Prince appears increasingly likely to challenge John Barrasso, a senior member of the Senate Republican leadership, according to people who have spoken to him in recent days. He has been urged to run next year by Stephen K. Bannon, who is leading the effort to shake up the Republican leadership with financial backing from the New York hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah.

nationalreview.com

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:17:16am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:17:49am

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We discussed this yesterday

There are many reasons to deny custody, violence, threats, drug abuse, etc., I would think that having raped the child’s mother could be one of them.

The background is simply that they want to be able to toss the mom off welfare and ask the deadbeat rapist dad to pony up instead.

I’m still trying to figure out why these fundy religious wackos are hell bent on implementing this insanity…But then I remember that you can’t engage in a battle of wits with brainwashed KKKristians!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:21:10am

re: #89 jaunte

When I lived in South Florida a lot of people enjoyed the fantasy that they were at heart “pirates.”

Somebody pointed out that before America had the Wild West, Florida was where people who wanted to get away from society fled to.

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scottslemmons  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:22:06am

re: #93 jaunte

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That’s gonna leave a mark.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:22:59am

re: #96 scottslemmons

Tantrum to come.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:23:22am

re: #94 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m still trying to figure out why these fundy religious wackos are hell bent on implementing this insanity…But then I remember that you can’t engage in a battle of wits with brainwashed KKKristians!

Because again, it’s all about unborn life, and then they toss the mother and the child out to fend for themselves because freedom and self-sufficiency.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:23:57am
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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:25:39am

re: #99 Joe Bacon 🌹

Charlie is a seasteader without a paddle.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:29:52am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because they believe

a) you can’t regulate Evil

and

b) mental illness is a sign of demonic possession

See also epilepsy (my first wife divorced me with that as her stated reason in court).

Two of the traverse rods are up. What a pain in the patooie. That was about a three-drink minimum job.

Three of us had to reverse-engineer the instructions, because they were in 2-point type. (The company will get a letter over this, amongst other things we will recommend to neighbours and friends not to buy from them until they are willing to spend 0.0003 cents more on a larger sheet of paper).

The way the rods hang from the brackets and hangers was not obvious either, and all three of us are injured (though not the fault of the rods—from twisted ankles (my wife), my recovering left hand and a fall (me), and my poor neighbour (hit in the nertz with a hammer, I won’t explain how that happened).

We’ll go with the last rod in a few days.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:29:55am

A reminder of how Charlie’s Laissez Fairyland in Chile went belly-up!

It was a good idea, in theory anyway. The plan was to form a sustainable community made up of people who believed in capitalism, limited government, and self-reliance. The site was already picked out: 11,000 acres of fertile land nestled in the valleys of the Chilean Andes, just an hour’s drive away from the capital of Santiago, to the east, and the Pacific Ocean, to the west. Residents could make money growing and exporting organic produce while enjoying Chile’s low taxes and temperate climate. This was no crackpot scheme to establish a micronation on a platform floating in the middle of the ocean (a common libertarian dream)—this was a serious attempt to build a refuge where free marketers and anarcho-capitalists could hole up and wait for the world’s fiat currencies to collapse. They called it “Galt’s Gulch Chile” (GGC), naming it for the fictional place where the world’s competent capitalists flee to in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

That initial group quickly fell apart, though today the principals disagree on why. Now, two years after its founding, the would-be paradise is ensnared in a set of personal conflicts, mainly centered on Johnson. Instead of living in a picturesque valley selling Galt’s Gulch-branded juice, the libertarian founders are accusing one another of being drunks, liars, and sociopaths. GGC’s would-be inhabitants have called Johnson a “weirdo,” a “pathological liar,” “insane,” a “scammer,” and other, similar things. Some shareholders are pursuing legal action in an effort to remove him from the project, a drastic measure for antigovernment types to take. Johnson, who remains the manager of the trust that controls the land, claims all the allegations against him are false. So what happened?

Ah the answer is at…

vice.com

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:31:41am

re: #102 Joe Bacon 🌹

just an hour’s drive away from the capital of Santiago

The no-government theory falls apart in the first paragraph.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:31:46am

re: #101 Anymouse 🌹

See also epilepsy (my first wife divorced me with that as her stated reason in court).

whatever happened to “in sickness and in health”?

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:36:06am
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scottslemmons  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:39:01am

Glenn Greenwald’s rag continues to give support to the horseshoe theory.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:39:17am
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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:42:11am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:46:12am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

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He defended Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock too and was pretty silent about the Duggar rapist too.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:46:22am

re: #93 jaunte

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So how is it a smart move for Trump to be publicly attacking his own Senators? I don’t recall President Obama going after Senator Manchin or Senator Heitkamp when they voted against one of his initiatives. Talk about a f’n moron.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:47:24am

re: #72 The Vicious Babushka

FOX NEWS: The sound of incoherent cognitive dissonance

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Says the guy appearing on the network that blamed CNN for the shooting. Fuck off NRA.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:49:13am

re: #110 Patricia Kayden

So how is it a smart move for Trump to be publicly attacking his own Senators? I don’t recall President Obama going after Senator Manchin or Senator Heitkamp when they voted against one of his initiatives. Talk about a f’n moron.

He merely took a page from the Communist playbook. Bannon is already running a “Christian” version of the Cultural Revolution. President Shithead wants to emulate Stalin and implement a series of purges.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:50:15am

re: #112 Joe Bacon 🌹

He merely took a page from the Communist playbook. Bannon is already running a “Christian” version of the Cultural Revolution. President Shithead wants to emulate Stalin and implement a series of purges.

Bannon has said he admires Lenin too. Can you imagine if favorite boogeyman Soros admitted to admiration of Lenin?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:53:09am

re: #113 HappyWarrior

Bannon has said he admires Lenin too. Can you imagine if favorite boogeyman Soros admitted to admiration of Lenin?

Happy, the RepubliKKKlan 24/7 Bullshit Machine would be cranked up to 12 if Soros did that!

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:55:25am

re: #105 jaunte

Trump lies again. Is there anything he has said (beyond his name) that turns out to be true? Liar-in-Chief indeed. This is not normal. We cannot believe a word the “President” says.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:56:50am

re: #115 Patricia Kayden

Trump lies again. Is there anything he has said (beyond his name) that turns out to be true? Liar-in-Chief indeed. This is not normal. We cannot believe a word the “President” says.

The RepubliKKKlan base does not care as long as the RepubliKKKlans are in power. No matter what President Meowgrabber does, the Republican Base will march lockstep in supporting him.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:57:18am

re: #107 FormerDirtDart

@NASASpaceflight
Three launches in less than 24 hours on Monday if schedules hold!

China first, with the Long March 2D launch of VRSS-2 (04:10 UTC). (00:10 EDT; 23:10 CDT (Sun); 22:10 MDT (Sun); 21:10 PDT (Sun))

Then SpaceX, with the Falcon 9 launch of Iridium NEXT-3 (12:37 UTC). (08:37 EDT; 09:37 CDT; 08:37 MDT; 07:37 PDT)

Finally the Japanese with the H-2A launch of QZS-4 (22:00 UTC). (18:00 EDT; 17:00 CDT; 16:00 MDT; 15:00 PDT)

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:57:52am

Go union workers! Se levanta Puerto Rico!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:57:59am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

whatever happened to “in sickness and in health”?

Trumped by demons, apparently. They aren’t mentioned in that oath.

My wife now wrote our oath, incorporating elements of the Principia Discordia in Polish.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:58:21am

re: #110 Patricia Kayden

So how is it a smart move for Trump to be publicly attacking his own Senators? I don’t recall President Obama going after Senator Manchin or Senator Heitkamp when they voted against one of his initiatives. Talk about a f’n moron.

He’s completely ruled by his personality disorder. It’s way past time for Congress to act.

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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2017 • 8:59:42am
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:01:22am

re: #116 Joe Bacon 🌹

Trump’s support among his base is slipping a little bit —
perhaps enough to throw out Republicans in the Senate and allow a Democratic takeover. The good thing about Trump (for our side) is that he’s obnoxious and cocky. He doesn’t have a filter so he doesn’t moderate what he says which I’m sure is an embarrassment to more than a few Republicans.
cnn.com

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scottslemmons  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:01:55am

re: #120 jaunte

He’s completely ruled by his personality disorder. It’s way past time for Congress to act.

They’ll never act. The GOP’s willingness to endanger the world for the sake of tax cuts and making brown people and women miserable is going to get them cast as some of the greatest global villains in history.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:03:16am

re: #121 Citizen K

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I mean I know Trump is old but late 18th century.

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scottslemmons  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:04:14am

re: #123 scottslemmons

They’ll never act. The GOP’s willingness to endanger the world for the sake of tax cuts and making brown people and women miserable is going to get them cast as some of the greatest global villains in history.

Hrm, actually, I guess I take that back. If Trump succeeds in nuking Asia, and climate change continues to worsen, there won’t be any history books to record what happened. If we don’t commit global suicide, then it’s best to assume the Republicans will be writing the history books. They’ll be hailed as the Heroes; the rest of us will be dead in the camps.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:08:13am

re: #122 Patricia Kayden

Trump’s support among his base is slipping a little bit —
perhaps enough to throw out Republicans in the Senate and allow a Democratic takeover. The good thing about Trump (for our side) is that he’s obnoxious and cocky. He doesn’t have a filter so he doesn’t moderate what he says which I’m sure is an embarrassment to more than a few Republicans.
cnn.com

It’s still an uphill climb: As I understand, the Dems have to defend eighteen seats versus eight for the GOP.

(This might be a good reason why saying things like West Virginia Joe Manchin should be ousted. Sen. Manchin doesn’t always vote the way the Dems would like. Any GOP replacement never would.)

The Dems need to win all eighteen seats, and take three from the GOP to prevent the Vice-President from having an override in the Senate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:11:12am

re: #126 Anymouse 🌹

It’s still an uphill climb: As I understand, the Dems have to defend eighteen seats versus eight for the GOP.

(This might be a good reason why saying things like West Virginia Joe Manchin should be ousted. Sen. Manchin doesn’t always vote the way the Dems would like. Any GOP replacement never would.)

The Dems need to win all eighteen seats, and take three from the GOP to prevent the Vice-President from having an override in the Senate.

Any Democrat elected in WV would, at best, be a blue dog just like Manchin.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:12:42am

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

Any Democrat elected in WV would, at best, be a blue dog just like Manchin.

Which as much as Manchin does annoy me, is better than any Republican.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:13:26am

re: #128 HappyWarrior

Which as much as Manchin does annoy me, is better than any Republican.

Indeed. At worst, a WV Democrat would be like Kim Davis.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:14:54am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

Indeed. At worst, a WV Democrat would be like Kim Davis.

TBH, the Dems have a much bigger tent than the Republicans do. There’s no one as liberal in the GOP as Manchin is conservative.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:15:37am

welp…we have been warned…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:17:28am

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

welp…we have been warned…

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This will be the lead story on Infowars tomorrow…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:18:59am

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

welp…we have been warned…

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Idiot. It’s the rise of the machines he’s supposed to warn about. You know, and then…”Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.”

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:20:58am

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lets have some fun.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:21:03am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:22:05am

re: #130 HappyWarrior

TBH, the Dems have a much bigger tent than the Republicans do. There’s no one as liberal in the GOP as Manchin is conservative.

That’s the galling thing, though, isn’t it? The GOP has spent the last 30 years concentrating the crazy, shedding the liberal Northeastern ‘Javits’ type Republican, and now they seem to want to shed the Country Club Republicans. They’ve grown more extreme by leaps and bounds, but the media and low-information voters who only think in terms of symmetrical polarization will still elect Republicans for balance.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:22:07am

Nate update: has lost most of his punch, ill-defined center of circulation. Wind gusts in the 30’s.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:25:26am

I sometimes wonder if I’m a horrible person, because I can’t hold on to grief or shock for very long. I saw this headline this morning…

Law enforcement reveals the meaning behind the cryptic note left by the Las Vegas shooter

And the first thing that popped into my head was,

Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels—bring home for Emma.

I suppose it’s a defense mechanism, but it does lead to having to stifle chuckles at inappropriate moments.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:26:27am

re: #136 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s the galling thing, though, isn’t it? The GOP has spent the last 30 years concentrating the crazy, shedding the liberal Northeastern ‘Javits’ type Republican, and now they seem to want to shed the Country Club Republicans. They’ve grown more extreme by leaps and bounds, but the media and low-information voters who only think in terms of symmetrical polarization will still elect Republicans for balance.

Few registered republicans will admit this. Those that did recognize it went indy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:26:48am

Paediatric dental clinic in County Clare, Ireland has been closed after accidentally giving dozens of children a rinse accidentally mixed with drain cleaner instead of a dental compound.

thejournal.ie

None were hospitalised, though several were taken to the emergency room. Some complained of stomach upset or burning in the mouth.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:27:56am

I started watching “Blade Runner” last night to prepare for the sequel…

Shall I comment on what 1982 thought 2019 Los Angeles was going to be like? Let’s start with, lots of people smoking at their desk, or in restaurants. Or how few people lived downtown, squatters could take 1/2 a floor in the Bradbury Building.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:28:45am

re: #141 sagehen

Okay but no spoilers please. Oops. you were referencing the original. . I work within blocks of the Bradbury. Squatters might be the most accurate prediction. Not in that building, fully occupied by LAPD I.A. and city attorneys. But wow some building that are not being renovated and stand empty, locked up since maybe no sprinklers or maybe never got a EQ retrofit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:29:06am

re: #141 sagehen

I started watching “Blade Runner” last night to prepare for the sequel…

Shall I comment on what 1982 thought 2019 Los Angeles was going to be like? Let’s start with, lots of people smoking at their desk, or in restaurants. Or how few people lived downtown, squatters could take 1/2 a floor in the Bradbury Building.

Not nearly as many people as I’d expected to have moved to the offworld colonies yet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:36:13am
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:37:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:38:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:39:41am

re: #110 Patricia Kayden

So how is it a smart move for Trump to be publicly attacking his own Senators? I don’t recall President Obama going after Senator Manchin or Senator Heitkamp when they voted against one of his initiatives. Talk about a f’n moron.

Donald Trump ran as the anti-politician, and now he is showing that he can generate as much contempt for Republicans as he can for any Democrat, especially for those who do not follow his leadership.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:40:20am

re: #143 Blind Frog Belly White

Not nearly as many people as I’d expected to have moved to the offworld colonies yet.

I so thought we would at least have industry up there with a NASA white collar workforce.
Hundreds of them. Maybe in another decade or two.

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The Major  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:42:23am

re: #102 Joe Bacon 🌹

Don’t forget that CATO played a role way back when when they help draft various initiatives - a rather tawdry mess it was….

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The Major  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:43:46am

re: #147 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Donald Trump ran as the anti-politician, and now he is showing that he can generate as much contempt for Republicans as he can for any Democrat, especially for those who do not follow his leadership.

Now if that isn’t damning with faint praise, I don’t know what is….

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:43:47am

re: #136 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s the galling thing, though, isn’t it? The GOP has spent the last 30 years concentrating the crazy, shedding the liberal Northeastern ‘Javits’ type Republican, and now they seem to want to shed the Country Club Republicans. They’ve grown more extreme by leaps and bounds, but the media and low-information voters who only think in terms of symmetrical polarization will still elect Republicans for balance.

Yep.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:44:17am

re: #141 sagehen

Good article on what’s really happening d’town. Thankfully, it’s going to be great again I think.
latimes.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:44:35am

re: #148 Unshaken Defiance

I so thought we would at least have industry up there with a NASA white collar workforce.
Hundreds of them. Maybe in another decade or two.

Looking back on Kubrick’s ‘2001’ from 2017, the expectations were a little high. For one thing, Pan Am went out of business.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:44:57am

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

So THAT’S what John Titor looks like!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:45:14am

re: #150 The Major

Now if that isn’t damning with faint praise, I don’t know what is….

Remember that the Tea Party advertised themselves as anti-government: they just went along with the GOP because it was closer to their idea of small-to-nonexistent government than the other party…

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:46:36am
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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:47:16am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:48:12am

re: #139 Unshaken Defiance

Few registered republicans will admit this. Those that did recognize it went indy.

I just look at what the Republican Party here locally was when I was a kid. We had moderates like Tom Davis and John Warner and my hometown’s mayor, Tom Rust. Now we have Corey Stewart, Ed Gillespie who is trying to sound like Corey Stewart, Jill Vogel, and other kooks. The Dems have pretty much been the same.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:49:06am

re: #156 jaunte

The main plant powering San Juan broke last night in #PuertoRico. The island now only has 6% electricity, down from 11% yesterday.

So much negative coverage of Trump’s recovery efforts. WE DEMAND EQUAL TIME!!!

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:49:27am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:50:31am

re: #141 sagehen

I started watching “Blade Runner” last night to prepare for the sequel…

Shall I comment on what 1982 thought 2019 Los Angeles was going to be like? Let’s start with, lots of people smoking at their desk, or in restaurants. Or how few people lived downtown, squatters could take 1/2 a floor in the Bradbury Building.

and TV screens the size and depth of a cement block

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:51:23am

re: #153 Blind Frog Belly White

Looking back on Kubrick’s ‘2001’ from 2017, the expectations were a little high. For one thing, Pan Am went out of business.

And now Howard Johnson’s is down to it’s last orange roof…

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plansbandc  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:52:02am

re: #29 teleskiguy

Telluride is one of my favorite places on the planet. Went to Jazz fest there a few years ago. Perfection.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:52:13am

re: #160 jaunte

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Now imagine if you will had Obama ignored Christie during Sandy.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:52:47am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:53:49am

Just hung the drapes behind my computer. (My wife made pencil-pleat drapes a few weeks ago that are washable to replace the horride Seventies-style heavy gold-and-chintzy that were in the house when we bought it.)

One more traverse rod to go, but it is behind the theatre organ and I am tired of climbing around on crap today. We’ll get that one later.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:54:18am

re: #165 jaunte

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I am so sick of this administration. Every last one of them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:55:49am

re: #150 The Major

Now if that isn’t damning with faint praise, I don’t know what is….

It almost makes one think that there was something to the conspiraderp that the Democrats put Donald Trump up to running to destroy the GOP from within.

Now if the country isn’t destroyed first… .

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:55:58am
Apparently, praising Trump is a requirement to get your calls answered by FEMA

As we have seen, praising Trump is no guarantee of anything but more disappointment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:57:27am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:58:22am

re: #169 jaunte

As we have seen, praising Trump is no guarantee of anything but more disappointment.

I wonder if Puerto Rican citizens have standing to sue for being ignored by the government and its agencies (that would likely be tough to prove). I think $70B ought to do it (the amount of their territoral debt).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:59:21am

re: #162 Joe Bacon 🌹

And now Howard Johnson’s is down to it’s last orange roof…

A while back, I was fascinated by past visions of the future. So many of them got so many things so wrong. Flying cars, atomic toasters, gigantic space stations, moon colonization, food in pill form. Most of them extrapolated trends of their own time, not imagining either disruptive technologies or counter trends developing as a reaction. Rather than building ever-taller buildings where we all lived in apartments, people moved to the suburbs for tiny slices of their own land.

But flying cars? So many visions of the future involved flying cars, including Blade Runner. Christ - had these people never driven in traffic? Imagine that in 3D.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:59:39am

re: #170 Backwoods_Sleuth

I agree, it is one thing to use the term “Nazi” to demean someone you disagree with, but if a person is carrying a swastika flag and chanting “Jews will not replace us!” I think it is fairly safe to call them a Nazi and treat them accordingly, namely as a threat to American values, ideals and freedoms.

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scottslemmons  Oct 8, 2017 • 9:59:43am

re: #147 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Donald Trump ran as the anti-politician, and now he is showing that he can generate as much contempt for Republicans as he can for any Democrat, especially for those who do not follow his leadership.

Trump (and Bannon and other Breitbartians) want societal collapse. Trump thinks he can make money off it. Bannon wants to build his Fourth Reich. Putin just wants the US swept off the table so he can do what he wants with the rest of the world.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:00:40am

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

A while back, I was fascinated by past visions of the future. So many of them got so many things so wrong. Flying cars, atomic toasters, gigantic space stations, moon colonization, food in pill form. Most of them extrapolated trends of their own time, not imagining either disruptive technologies or counter trends developing as a reaction. Rather than building ever-taller buildings where we all lived in apartments, people moved to the suburbs for tiny slices of their own land.

But flying cars? So many visions of the future involved flying cars, including Blade Runner. Christ - had these people never driven in traffic? Imagine that in 3D.

self-flying cars, like the Jetsons

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:02:14am

re: #174 scottslemmons

Trump (and Bannon and other Breitbartians) want societal collapse. Trump thinks he can make money off it. Bannon wants to build his Fourth Reich. Putin just wants the US swept off the table so he can do what he wants with the rest of the world.

Those were the only pro-Trump people whose argument I could understand (although I do not at all agree with it); that society is bound to collapse sooner or later, let’s just elect Trump and get it over with so we can start rebuilding.

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Nyet  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:02:28am

I love how such new crucial evidence can still appear today “out of the blue”. The tech part makes it even more interesting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:04:02am

re: #160 jaunte

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:04:23am

Well fu….

When asked if he believed the right to bear arms was “unlimited,” Scalise said: “It is, it is.”

nbcnews.com
That is a wild departure from law, sensibility, history in so few words. I feel bad to want to take a guy still recovering from a gun wound about his statement. I really do. Sometimes it seems the pro gun rights and some gun control advocates deny or ignore the existence of current laws.

His position is dangerous, and horrible policy.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:04:49am

re: #173 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I agree, it is one thing to use the term “Nazi” to demean someone you disagree with, but if a person is carrying a swastika flag and chanting “Jews will not replace us!” I think it is fairly safe to call them a Nazi and treat them accordingly, namely as a threat to American values, ideals and freedoms.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:04:51am

I suspect I won’t get a response from my rep who only says he represents Republicans. (He’s had my mail and E-mail on shred before reading for a long time.)

Perhaps I should send a letter to one of Connecticut’s senators or reps instead, with a suggestion I made.

I noted that on occasion, the US Flag is lowered to half-staff by presidential proclamation on mass shootings.

Perhaps to reduce paperwork and with concern for the President’s valuable time, we could simply codify that into the US Flag Code 4 USC § 6 (Times and occasions for display). Adjustments to that section have been made before for other annual declarations.

The result of course, which I didn’t mention, is that the flag would be flying at half-staff every day. It would be a visual reminder of gun violence without mentioning gun violence. Maybe flying the Invisible Flag of Death (as the space above a half-masted flag in the Navy is called) every single day might get some attention.

Probably not though - the ability to feel shame would be required first.

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plansbandc  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:04:57am

Some fiesta pics from today…

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plansbandc  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:05:13am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:05:31am

re: #179 Unshaken Defiance

Well fu….

That is a wild departure from law, sensibility, history in so few words. I feel bad to want to take a guy still recovering from a gun wound about his statement. I really do. Sometimes it seems the pro gun rights and some gun control advocates deny or ignore the existence of current laws.

His position is dangerous, and horrible policy.

Agreed.

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plansbandc  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:05:40am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:06:38am

re: #179 Unshaken Defiance

Well fu….

That is a wild departure from law, sensibility, history in so few words. I feel bad to want to take a guy still recovering from a gun wound about his statement. I really do. Sometimes it seems the pro gun rights and some gun control advocates deny or ignore the existence of current laws.

His position is dangerous, and horrible policy.

If he wasn’t a Congressman and had to run a GoFundMe to pay for his surgery he would sing a different tune.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:07:04am

re: #153 Blind Frog Belly White

Looking back on Kubrick’s ‘2001’ from 2017, the expectations were a little high. For one thing, Pan Am went out of business.

Watching one of the Blade Runner 2049 film shorts last night, I caught an ad for Pan Am on one of the buildings. I think it was the anime short.

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scottslemmons  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:08:15am

re: #179 Unshaken Defiance

Well fu….

That is a wild departure from law, sensibility, history in so few words. I feel bad to want to take a guy still recovering from a gun wound about his statement. I really do. Sometimes it seems the pro gun rights and some gun control advocates deny or ignore the existence of current laws.

His position is dangerous, and horrible policy.

Scalise is a psychotic. I guess like the rest of the GOP.

How soon before we find out at least one Republican in Congress has a basement full of bones?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:09:11am

re: #188 scottslemmons

Scalise is a psychotic. I guess like the rest of the GOP.

How soon before we find out at least one Republican in Congress has a basement full of bones?

How long did it take until we found another Republican urging his pregnant mistress to get an abortion?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:12:09am

re: #186 Joe Bacon 🌹

If he wasn’t a Congressman and had to run a GoFundMe to pay for his surgery he would sing a different tune.

He’s very lucky. It’s a shame that he didn’t have an about face on the issue. The idea of unlimited/unregulated firearms ownership is dangerous.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:12:16am

re: #172 Blind Frog Belly White

A while back, I was fascinated by past visions of the future. So many of them got so many things so wrong. Flying cars, atomic toasters, gigantic space stations, moon colonization, food in pill form. Most of them extrapolated trends of their own time, not imagining either disruptive technologies or counter trends developing as a reaction. Rather than building ever-taller buildings where we all lived in apartments, people moved to the suburbs for tiny slices of their own land.

But flying cars? So many visions of the future involved flying cars, including Blade Runner. Christ - had these people never driven in traffic? Imagine that in 3D.

Not many flying cars in Blade Runner 2049. I reckon the intervening 30 years eliminated most of the bad drivers.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:13:53am

re: #187 wheat-dogg

Watching one of the Blade Runner 2049 film shorts last night, I caught an ad for Pan Am on one of the buildings. I think it was the anime short.

What’s been done is that Blade Runner has been retconned to taking place in an alternate reality - that’s why you see things in Blade Runner 2049 that are clearly anachronisms and it explains them away from the first film.

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Nyet  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:14:26am
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scottslemmons  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:15:25am

re: #192 Dr Lizardo

What’s been done is that Blade Runner has been retconned to taking place in an alternate reality - that’s why you see things in Blade Runner 2049 that are clearly anachronisms and it explains them away from the first film.

I never blame science fiction for not being able to predict the future. Its job isn’t soothsaying; it’s storytelling.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:17:31am
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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:17:49am

re: #194 scottslemmons

I never blame science fiction for not being able to predict the future. Its job isn’t soothsaying; it’s storytelling.

I’m still mad we don’t have those dehydrated pizzas from Back to the Future II

At least we’re making headway on the hoverboards.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:18:33am

re: #195 FormerDirtDart

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Whatever snowflake.

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Nyet  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:20:05am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:20:28am

re: #198 Nyet

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Boom.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:21:37am
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Nyet  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:21:52am

re: #197 HappyWarrior

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Skip Intro  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:22:37am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:23:08am

re: #195 FormerDirtDart

It doesn’t disrespect me (a vet), our soldiers, or our Flag.

Pence is a racist. Just as much as the Nazis in Charlottesville or the guy he shared the ticket with. He knows that their actions are both a) protected speech and b) about police violence not patriotism.

Freakin’ snowflake. Made a scene in front of a whole crowd of people because a handful of players did something he didn’t like.

Good. Fascists, Nazis, and racists should run and hide when confronted. The Vice President is no different.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:23:57am

re: #194 scottslemmons

I never blame science fiction for not being able to predict the future. Its job isn’t soothsaying; it’s storytelling.

And quite rightly so.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:24:37am

Hello from the Nate zone. My yard yard is a mess this morning but the house is undamaged and our power stayed on. Everyone is safe and accounted for including Max the outdoor kitty.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:24:48am

re: #200 FormerDirtDart

Erdogan’s gonna blow a gasket.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:25:39am

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

Hello from the Nate zone. My yard yard is a mess this morning but the house is undamaged and our power stayed on. Everyone is safe and accounted for including Max the outdoor kitty.

Glad to hear you’re all right (and Max too).

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TedStriker  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:27:00am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:27:08am

Also,

I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP!

Not only is his FEMA ahead refusing to do his job, he’s also telling millions of American citizens to fuck off and leave him alone, but HE DOES NOT FEEL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP ITS CITIZENS.

What will it take for the GOP to stop this shitshow, the end of the world?

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:28:08am

Yeah, VP’s social media guys had this all prepared

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:28:40am

re: #188 scottslemmons

Scalise is a psychotic. I guess like the rest of the GOP.

How soon before we find out at least one Republican in Congress has a basement full of bones?

Not until years later, when the new owner is doing renovations.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:28:42am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart

Yeah, VP’s social media guys had this all prepared

[Embedded content]

If you respected our flag, you never would have associated with Trump.

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BeachDem  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:30:19am

re: #195 FormerDirtDart

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Poor Mike Pence. Called out at Hamilton; can’t enjoy a football game; follows the yam around the country, two days behind, to spew his bullshit. Such a pathetic little man.

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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:31:52am

re: #209 Eclectic Cyborg

Also,

I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP!

Not only is his FEMA ahead refusing to do his job, he’s also telling millions of American citizens to fuck off and leave him alone, but HE DOES NOT FEEL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP ITS CITIZENS.

What will it take for the GOP to stop this shitshow, the end of the world?

The end of America, at minimum. By that point, it’d be Trump’s United States (TM) (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of The Trump Organization)

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terraincognita  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:32:57am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart

Pence had this all set up and the statements all prepared. Unfortunately, he just embarrassed his home state. Not that he cares.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:33:19am

re: #195 FormerDirtDart

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Don’t let the turnstile hit ya in the ass on the way out.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:33:23am

I want to take a look at Pence’s schedule, I bet he allocated 15 minutes to being at the football game, not 3 hours.

What manufactured poutrage.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:33:49am

re: #215 terraincognita

Pence had this all set up and the statements all prepared. Unfortunately, he just embarrassed his home state. Not that he cares.

He made it about himself on Peyton Manning statue day.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:34:13am

re: #216 Eventual Carrion

Don’t let the turnstile hit ya in the ass on the way out.

I wonder who will take his seats or was he in a big donor owned suite?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:34:40am

re: #215 terraincognita

Pence had this all set up and the statements all prepared. Unfortunately, he just embarrassed his home state. Not that he cares.

Pence is not well loved in Indiana. I’m sure no one cares if he’s at a Colts game or not.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:34:50am

I bet you someone told Trump PR has 0 EVs and that’s another reason he doesn’t give a shit about them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:35:12am

re: #218 HappyWarrior

He made it about himself on Peyton Manning statue day.

Learning well from his boss I see.

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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:35:12am

re: #219 b.d. (bill d.)

I wonder who will take his seats or was he in a big donor owned suite?

Probably a suite. Do you really think he’d sit down there in an actual suite? Where there’s a chance he might end up nearby a woman that isn’t his wife? Heaven forbid.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:35:40am

re: #186 Joe Bacon 🌹

If he wasn’t a Congressman and had to run a GoFundMe to pay for his surgery he would sing a different tune.

And he naturally fails to notice that, as always, when a good guy with a gun puts a stop to the bad guy with a gun… it’s because the good guy is a trained professional whose entire reason for being present at the time was to pay attention and be ready for such an eventuality.

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EPR-radar  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:36:21am

re: #209 Eclectic Cyborg

Also,

I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP!

Not only is his FEMA ahead refusing to do his job, he’s also telling millions of American citizens to fuck off and leave him alone, but HE DOES NOT FEEL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP ITS CITIZENS.

What will it take for the GOP to stop this shitshow, the end of the world?

Yes, the end of the world is what it will take for the GOP to turn against t****. But we have to remember that nothing is normal in GOP-land, so this isn’t a normal end of the world. Instead, the GOP end of the world is if t**** and the GOP Congress manage to screw up by not getting tax cuts for the rich done.

This flip side of this coin is ominous. t**** could bring about a real end of the world and not lose support from the GOP. t**** supporters will happily be reduced to foraging for food from landfills if black people have it worse.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:36:22am

re: #222 Eclectic Cyborg

Learning well from his boss I see.

Of course.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:37:24am

re: #194 scottslemmons

I never blame science fiction for not being able to predict the future. Its job isn’t soothsaying; it’s storytelling.

And yet, Jules Verne *did* predict submarines and lunar landings.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:39:20am

re: #215 terraincognita

Pence had this all set up and the statements all prepared. Unfortunately, he just embarrassed his home state. Not that he cares.

Pence go ahead and encourage the people of Indiana to boycott the Colts, San Antonio has been wanting a team for a long time now.

It’s not like the owners of the Colts don’t have a history of skipping town in the middle of the night or anything….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:41:22am

Democrats:
Discover a supporter is a sexual predator. Ostracize him and give his contributions to groups that work for women.

Republicans:
Discover a supporter is a sexual predator, a racist, and pathological liar. Elect him President.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:41:53am

Seven times Donald Trump tried to call off the dogs on the Russia investigation:

Image: DLoXFBZWsAAvAGW.jpg

One of them was an attempt to get Senator Bob Corker to end it. Corker refused, noting there was bipartisan support in both houses of Congress for it.

Corker is the Senate Foreign Relations Chairman.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:42:00am

re: #229 Blind Frog Belly White

Democrats:
Discover a supporter is a sexual predator. Ostracize him and give his contributions to groups that work for women.

Republicans:
Discover a supporter is a sexual predator, a racist, and pathological liar. Elect him President.

But but both sides.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:45:11am
233
Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:45:23am

re: #231 HappyWarrior

But but both sides.

Cillizza’s trying to make a both sides case and getting burned on Twitter for it.

234
HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:45:48am

re: #233 Blind Frog Belly White

Cillizza’s trying to make a both sides case and getting burned on Twitter for it.

Good. Fuck that guy.

235
b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:47:33am

Cheap and obvious media stunt is cheap and obvious.

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Nyet  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:49:05am

Seems like we’ve found a good way of keeping the Impeachables away from the sports games.

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Weaselone  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:49:12am

re: #235 b.d. (bill d.)

Cheap and obvious media stunt is cheap and obvious.

You have to remember his target audience. It’s not obvious or not relevant that it’s a stunt to the 32% of Americans who still support Trump.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:50:26am

re: #237 Weaselone

You have to remember his target audience. It’s not obvious or not relevant that it’s a stunt to the 32% of Americans who still support Trump.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:51:26am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:52:02am

There is one thing that might make the GOP move, even if they don’t get their tax cuts this time round.

If investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the elections include meddling in the GOP Primary. In that case, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz might have a very big axe to grind.

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Nyet  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:53:23am
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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:55:23am

re: #241 Nyet

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hahahahahahahahahaha

your move wingnuts

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:57:07am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

If you respected our flag, you never would have associated with Trump.

I tweeted that to him.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:57:28am

re: #243 jaunte

I tweeted that to him.

Thanks. Given I don’t Twitter.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:57:36am

re: #241 Nyet

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Yeah he’s been saying that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:58:12am

re: #241 Nyet

I don’t see this as Kaepernick capitulating. I see it as him deciding he’s made his point.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:58:38am

re: #246 Eclectic Cyborg

I don’t see this as Kaepernick capitulating. I see it as him deciding he’s made his point.

I think so too.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 10:59:36am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:01:04am

I know the GOP natives are getting restless.
There’s been no major legislative wins this year. Donors are threatening to withdraw contributions. Infighting is at a fever pitch.

Maybe Muellers report will finally make them take action.

They really are idiots though. Every day they let Trump stay in office they repeatedly torpedo their chances in 2018. Unless they are fine with a GOP bloodbath next year, they need to get off their asses.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:01:06am

Pence is a shell made of sham with a fakery filling.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:01:10am

re: #241 Nyet

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Doesn’t matter because the NFL will never let him play again. He’s become the 21st Century version of Paul Robeson.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:02:15am

re: #250 jaunte

Pence is a shell made of sham with a fakery filling.

Baked in a facility that denies services to gay people I’m sure.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:03:06am

Pence the guy who cried that Mulan was liberal propaganda because it showed a woman serving bravely in the military. Pence the guy who denied that cigarettes cause lung cancer.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:03:23am

Or Mike the guy who had taxpayers money diverted to conversion therapy.

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EPR-radar  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:04:05am

re: #250 jaunte

Pence is a shell made of sham with a fakery filling.

Pence is sincere about his theocratic urges, up to and including wanting to burn heretics at the stake.

Everything else is faked.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:04:13am

re: #250 jaunte

Pence is a shell made of sham with a fakery filling.

And that filling is 100% White…

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:04:36am

re: #251 Joe Bacon 🌹

Doesn’t matter because the NFL will never let him play again. He’s become the 21st Century version of Paul Robeson.

If he had beat up his girlfriend rather than just take a knee for the anthem, he’d have never missed a game.

Strange priorities we got.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:04:36am

re: #255 EPR-radar

“situational heretics”

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:04:52am

re: #256 Joe Bacon 🌹

And that filling is 100% White…

Mayo

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:05:53am
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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:06:12am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:06:24am

Another issue between Trump and Corker: Corker was a pick for VP for Trump before Pence.

washingtonpost.com

July 6, 2016

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee who has recently emerged as a finalist in the search for Donald Trump’s running mate, told The Washington Post in an interview Wednesday that he has taken himself out of consideration for the position.

Corker said that he informed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of his decision during their day together on Tuesday, when the senator had a series of meetings with campaign officials in New York and then flew with Trump to an evening rally in North Carolina.

Corker had previously spent a whole day with Trump campaigning.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:06:37am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:07:06am

re: #258 jaunte

“situational heretics”

“situational hypocrite.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:07:50am

re: #263 jaunte

No, Josh, it’s because that’s the only thing that keeps their base from revolting.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:08:08am
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Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:09:37am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:09:50am

re: #265 Eclectic Cyborg

No, Josh, it’s because that’s the only thing that keeps their base from revolting.

But you repeat yourself with the revolting base… .

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:11:27am

Pence wants every American to rally around that which unites us, but pay minimal attention to Puerto Rico.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:17:53am

re: #239 Stanley Sea

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Naw. Trump and Pence are perfectly okay with White Supremacists and Nazis expressing their freedom of speech.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:18:57am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart

Yeah, VP’s social media guys had this all prepared

[Embedded content]

and it’s not like he actually paid for a ticket.

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ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2017 • 11:54:17am

re: #213 BeachDem

Poor Mike Pence. Called out at Hamilton; can’t enjoy a football game; follows the yam around the country, two days behind, to spew his bullshit. Such a pathetic little man.

And he is unloved in his own state.

Just got to say, it has been real tough following the news lately. I can’t take it. So much stupidity. Our media isn’t helping by neutral balancing everything into nothingness. Ugh. I’m getting numb. I can’t even get motivated to Photoshop images.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 10, 2017 • 2:15:38pm

OK, I know this is by now a long-dead thread but I just got around to listening to the music up top and I can’t close the tab without commenting - parts of that were so beautiful I nearly choked up. There were two back to back little descending runs up the sitar that sort of tapped me on the heart. I gotta go look them up and see if they are playing near me any time soon…


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