President Man-Baby: “I’m Not a Moron - YOU’RE the Moron”

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Emotionally, the man-baby in the White House is stuck at around age 5 or 6: Stung Over Being Called a Moron, Donald Trump Now Insists NBC is ‘Run by Morons’.

The president of the United States is still furious at his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for reportedly calling him a “moron” or, upon further reporting, a “fucking moron.” And he won’t stop venting to friends and senior aides about the news outlet that broke the story.

In yet another sign of how deeply NBC News has managed to get under his skin, Donald Trump has, in recent days, taken to saying that the network is “run by morons,” two sources who have spoken to the president told The Daily Beast.

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418 comments

1
HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:36:30am

The truth hurts huh President Manbaby.

2
Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:37:56am

“Moron Don” does have a nice ring to it.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:39:22am

How easy is it to bait this guy? I think it was summed up best by Steve Smith, who said that it’s like his labrador retreiver and a tennis ball. “He knows that I’m going to fake the throw. He knows it. But I pump my arm, and he just takes off, because he’s gotta chase that ball. And then I throw it, and he chases it to the new spot. It’s not even voluntary, really.”

Trump operates at the level of a dimwit Brooklyn street tough, who when mocked or challenged in any way, has to immediately go to DefCon 5 and relentlessly nuke everything until his tiny little ego is satisfied.

What an infantile man.

The only consolation for the rest of us: inside, this fucking senile baby has to be in just an incredible amount of constant psychic pain for this to be his behavior pattern.

4
allegro  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:39:48am

Aww he learned a new word. In a few days he’ll be claiming he invented it.

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:40:56am

re: #3 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

How easy is it to bait this guy? I think it was summed up best by Steve Smith, who said that it’s like his labrador retreiver and a tennis ball. “He knows that I’m going to fake the throw. He knows it. But I pump my arm, and he just takes off, because he’s gotta chase that ball. And then I throw it, and he chases it to the new spot. It’s not even voluntary, really.”

Trump operates at the level of a dimwit Brooklyn street tough, who when mocked or challenged in any way, has to immediately go to DefCon 5 and relentlessly nuke everything until his tiny little ego is satisfied.

What an infantile man.

The only consolation for the rest of us: inside, this fucking senile baby has to be in just an incredible amount of constant psychic pain for this to be his behavior pattern.

Only quibble: He’s from Queens. Brooklyn dimwit street thugs aren’t this dim.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:42:06am

re: #3 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Some of us bait the president to get him angry. Fox baits him to do their agenda.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:42:19am

He’s incredibly easy to bait. I don’t want to ever again hear that women are too emotional for the job. Trump can’t even handle SNL making fun of him without flying into a rage.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:42:30am

re: #6 Belafon

Some of us bait the president to get him angry. Fox baits him to do their agenda.

Yep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:42:34am

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:43:06am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:43:56am

First president by the way not to mention the Natives.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:44:16am

. “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” —Hillary.

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JordanRules  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:44:23am

He’s so lazy he can’t even declare his own, new holiday!

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:44:53am

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

You know there’s going to be something similar for Christmas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:45:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:45:34am

re: #14 Belafon

You know there’s going to be something similar for Christmas.

He will have invented Christmas by then.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:47:06am

Pedantic Twitter is always on the case.

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:47:38am

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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allegro  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:48:56am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

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He’s just making sure it’s a white guy holiday. Stop this indigenous brown people shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:49:30am
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Skip Intro  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:50:06am

Christopher Columbus is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice,” the president said.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:50:36am

This video is crazy! Very strong Santa Ana winds here in Simi, assume the Santa Rosa fire was hit with equivalent winds and it turned into a blast furnace.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:51:42am

My brother is in Denver….. New innovations.

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Jay C  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:53:34am

re: #21 Skip Intro

Christopher Columbus is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice,” the president said.

Maybe he was thinking of Chris Columbus, the film director?

But tbh, rote boilerplate “proclamations” like this one are WAY down the list of Trumpian stupidities (assuming this wasn’t just a routine staff issuance)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:55:28am
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BeachDem  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:55:34am

HuffPo again with the great header:

GAS-HOLES:
ADMIN PUSH TO KILL OBAMA-ERA CLIMATE PLAN

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:57:46am

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 11:59:37am

Chuck just got barred from attending a protest, looking for more details.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:00:13pm

re: #3 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

How easy is it to bait this guy? I think it was summed up best by Steve Smith, who said that it’s like his labrador retreiver and a tennis ball. “He knows that I’m going to fake the throw. He knows it. But I pump my arm, and he just takes off, because he’s gotta chase that ball. And then I throw it, and he chases it to the new spot. It’s not even voluntary, really.”

Trump operates at the level of a dimwit Brooklyn street tough, who when mocked or challenged in any way, has to immediately go to DefCon 5 and relentlessly nuke everything until his tiny little ego is satisfied.

What an infantile man.

The only consolation for the rest of us: inside, this fucking senile baby has to be in just an incredible amount of constant psychic pain for this to be his behavior pattern.

1. bigot
2. no impulse control

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BeachDem  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:01:08pm

re: #26 BeachDem

HuffPo again with the great header:

GAS-HOLES:
ADMIN PUSH TO KILL OBAMA-ERA CLIMATE PLAN

And their latest:

BABY MAMA DRAMA!
‘I’M FIRST LADY’

Heh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:01:22pm

sigh…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:02:50pm

re: #28 Kragar

Chuck just got barred from attending a protest, looking for more details.

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Aw Ginger Snapped is now on the same Alt-Right Exclusion List as Benjyboy!

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:03:09pm

re: #32 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:04:26pm

OK, apparently Chuck tried to get into the Pence fundraiser in Newport Beach and got rejected.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:04:52pm

re: #33 Kragar

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Hoping that someone has a video of Ginger Snapped getting the boot!

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:05:59pm

re: #35 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hoping that someone has a video of Ginger Snapped getting the boot!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:06:02pm

re: #22 goddamnedfrank

This video is crazy! Very strong Santa Ana winds here in Simi, assume the Santa Rosa fire was hit with equivalent winds and it turned into a blast furnace.

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Yeah. Up here we call it ‘Off Shore Flow’, and this time of year it brings both adiabatic heating and dry, dry air. Similar thing drove the Oakland Hills Fire 26 years ago. I read that relative humidity in Napa was in single digits.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:07:25pm

re: #34 Kragar

OK, apparently Chuck tried to get into the Pence fundraiser in Newport Beach and got rejected.

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Chuck must still be on the Capitol Police shit list after his run in with them at the Kevin McCarthy fundraiser.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:08:53pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

Chuck must still be on the Capitol Police shit list after his run in with them at the Kevin McCarthy fundraiser.

He’s on a lot of people’s no-go lists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:09:06pm

re: #34 Kragar

OK, apparently Chuck tried to get into the Pence fundraiser in Newport Beach and got rejected.

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yep, I just found this:

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:09:21pm

moron

somebody learned a new word

i think that makes about 90

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:09:59pm

re: #38 lawhawk

Presidential etiquette.

Trump’s turned it into a goddamned free for all, where threatening nuclear war over twitter is unremarked upon.

At this point, I figure my visa to China and impending nuclear war are running neck-and-neck.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:10:07pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

Chuck must still be on the Capitol Police shit list after his run in with them at the Kevin McCarthy fundraiser.

Oh I think He’s on their FLOORshitter list! 😉

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:10:44pm

re: #44 Joe Bacon 🌹

Beat me to it…

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Stanley Sea  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:11:16pm

Saw video of the yam and Lindsay Graham playing golf.

It is ridiculously windy. What a waste.

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I cannot.  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:11:51pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes, Chuck should take a knee…actually, LOTS of knees.

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BeachDem  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:11:59pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

Chuck must still be on the Capitol Police shit list after his run in with them at the Kevin McCarthy fundraiser.

Odd though, since he and Dana Rohrbacher are supposed to be such good buds.

Oh well, they’ll always have London…
/

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:12:01pm

I’m not a puppet, I’m not a puppet. You’re a Puppet!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:14:05pm
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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:16:18pm

re: #47 I cannot.

Yes, Chuck should take a knee…actually, LOTS of knees.

I’ll give him one to the groin, no charge.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:17:35pm
The president of the United States is still furious at his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for reportedly calling him a “moron” or, upon further reporting, a “fucking moron.”

I also heard ‘fucking imbecile’. Fake news? It sounds so real.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:18:34pm

Reminds me of the scene in Dr. Strange, when Strange makes a joke and Wong doesn’t laugh.

Strange: People usually laugh at my jokes.

Wong: Do they work for you?

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:19:30pm
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Ace Rothstein  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:20:12pm

Speaking of morons, my wingnut cousin won’t get a flu shot because it’s a conspiracy by the government to make money.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:20:26pm

re: #52 wrenchwench

I also heard ‘fucking imbecile’. Fake news? It sounds so real.

Tillerson still hasn’t denied it which reportedly has infuriated Trump, so at this point it’s safe to say it definitely happened.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:22:06pm

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

Tillerson still hasn’t denied it which reportedly has infuriated Trump, so at this point it’s safe to say it definitely happened.

Basically Tillerson said what the rest of the sane world is thinking.

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I cannot.  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:22:27pm

re: #55 Ace Rothstein

Wut?

I get them free.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:22:35pm

re: #52 wrenchwench

Hi WW,
We have talked about the border situation a couple times. It’s getting worse fast and we know why.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:23:54pm

re: #58 I cannot.

Wut?

I get them free.

TANSTAAFLushot.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:24:37pm

re: #55 Ace Rothstein

Speaking of morons, my wingnut cousin won’t get a flu shot because it’s a conspiracy by the government to make money.

Tell him the actual government plot is when they release the flu every fall to kill off those that won’t get a shot, in order to thin out the herd.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:27:30pm
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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:27:32pm

re: #59 Unshaken Defiance

Hi WW,
We have talked about the border situation a couple times. It’s getting worse fast and we know why.
littlegreenfootballs.com

I will get to that. Taking a break in a moment. (Manx post on previous thread.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:29:21pm

re: #54 Kragar

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“DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?”

“Yes. Yes, we do.”

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:29:24pm

re: #55 Ace Rothstein

Speaking of morons, my wingnut cousin won’t get a flu shot because it’s a conspiracy by the government to make money.

I just got a flu shot a couple hours ago. I went in for a routine checkup and they were like “hey, while you’re here do you want a flu shot?” And I was like “yes please because I’m not a fucking moron.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:30:11pm

gaaaaahhhhhhh

Rep. Dan Johnson, a Republican from Mt. Washington, pre-filed the Abolition of Abortion in Kentucky Act for the upcoming legislative session.

The proposal would forbid all abortions from the “fusion of a human spermatozoon with a human ovum” until birth.

this would be the guy from Bullitt County who calls himself “Pope Dan Johnson” and preaches at a biker bar. WTG Kentucky!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:30:12pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

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Maybe he’ll threaten to sue them.

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electrotek  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:32:00pm

Out of curiosity, has Hillary chimed in on Harvey Weinstein yet?

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:32:00pm

So how does the government make money off the flu shots when it’s the private sector giving the flu shots? George Soros?

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:34:17pm

those countless americans who celebrated columbus day in the past demonstrated their faith in the wisdom of president trump. why can’t corker and others show the same respect???

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:34:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:34:42pm

heh

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:34:50pm

Chuck is going to be raging about this any minute on his Facebook page. I have to write this one up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:36:20pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

Chuck is going to be raging about this any minute on his Facebook page. I have to write this one up.

Did you see my #41 ?

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:36:52pm

re: #63 wrenchwench

I will get to that. Taking a break in a moment. (Manx post on previous thread.)

That pic would me a great side eye meme.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:37:31pm

Also on FB, Rage Furby is taking credit for Erik Prince.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:40:56pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

Did you see my #41 ?

Yes - I actually saved a screenshot of that post yesterday in case something like this happened. I think I’ll wait until it’s confirmed he didn’t get in. He may try to pull strings with Rohrabacher and slither in somehow, although Rohrabacher is probably not that happy with him either, after the publicity about the Assange meeting.

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:43:10pm

She wasn’t wrong. She called Trump out for being a white supremacist, and Disney caved to the tangerine toddler in the WH.

Edit:
She was suspended for her tweets about Jerry Jones & advertisers.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:44:05pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaaahhhhhhh

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this would be the guy from Bullitt County who calls himself “Pope Dan Johnson” and preaches at a biker bar. WTG Kentucky!

I suspect even in the GOP dominated General Assembly this won’t pass because its so blatantly unconstitutional and doesn’t message as well to the mainstream as a 20 week ban.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:44:24pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:45:16pm

re: #78 lawhawk

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She wasn’t wrong. She called Trump out for being a white supremacist, and Disney caved to the tangerine toddler in the WH.

Once again, the “Liberal” media does what the Tangerine Tyrant demands!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:45:38pm

Smelled smoke this morning. Thought it was odd that the neighbors had a wood fire last night.

I’m well over an hour south of Santa Rosa but the wind is in the right direction.

And now SoCal is burning too, a fast moving fire in the Anaheim Hills.

We need the rain to show up ASAP.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:45:58pm

re: #78 lawhawk

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She wasn’t wrong. She called Trump out for being a white supremacist, and Disney caved to the tangerine toddler in the WH.

So how long before he does a “victory lap” and thanks ESPN for properly taking a knee?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:46:25pm

re: #80 Stanley Sea

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The Earth sure seems to be wreaking vengeance on America this year, doesn’t it?

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Stanley Sea  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:47:53pm

It was a tweet against Jerry Jones, not the older tweets against the yam.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:47:56pm

re: #82 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I wish I could give you a little of what Philly is having today.
forecast.weather.gov

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:49:29pm

re: #82 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Smelled smoke this morning. Thought it was odd that the neighbors had a wood fire last night.

I’m well over an hour south of Santa Rosa but the wind is in the right direction.

And now SoCal is burning too, a fast moving fire in the Anaheim Hills.

We need the rain to show up ASAP.

We got 3.39” of rain in about 24 hours yesterday. Wish I could share the bounty…

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petesh  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:52:12pm

re: #4 allegro

Aww he learned a new word. In a few days he’ll be claiming he invented it.

Exactly my first reaction! Congrats on the fast move. I’m just sloooow.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:53:02pm

We already knew Ben Shapiro is a disgusting human being, but wow.

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:54:41pm
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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:56:20pm

re: #82 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Smelled smoke this morning. Thought it was odd that the neighbors had a wood fire last night.

I’m well over an hour south of Santa Rosa but the wind is in the right direction.

And now SoCal is burning too, a fast moving fire in the Anaheim Hills.

We need the rain to show up ASAP.

Two fires, each in the vicinity of one of my twin sisters, who are both crazy to the point of I do not speak with either. I shall say no more.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:57:01pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

We already knew Ben Shapiro is a disgusting human being, but wow.

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Ben Shapiro - unlike those other White Supremacists, he’s okay with Jews.

Well, MOST Jews.

Okay, just the ones who agree with him.

But still..

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 9, 2017 • 12:58:09pm

re: #80 Stanley Sea

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Just talked to my SIL they are evacuating their house in Anaheim Hills.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:01:23pm

OT running related.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:02:24pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

First president by the way not to mention the Natives.

I’m thinking he heard it was “indigenous peoples day” and had to ask what that meant. Then when told many people now call it that over Columbus day, he wasn’t going to stand for it and he decided to call it Columbus Day to show everyone it was a white guy like Columbus that first made America great.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:03:11pm

re: #90 lawhawk

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:03:52pm
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Kragar  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:04:51pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:08:31pm

re: #97 Kragar

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Hasn’t figured out how to used them to any advantage.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:11:07pm

re: #99 Blind Frog Belly White

Hasn’t figured out how to used them to any advantage.

He’s still being coached on pronunciation.

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:11:40pm

re: #95 ObserverArt

I’m thinking he heard it was “indigenous peoples day” and had to ask what that meant. Then when told many people now call it that over Columbus day, he wasn’t going to stand for it and he decided to call it Columbus Day to show everyone it was a white guy like Columbus that first made America great.

This despite the fact that Columbus never stepped foot on the Continental US. Closest he got was Central America or Hispanola.

There’s no reason we should be celebrating Columbus in the US. He didn’t discover North America. Others did that.

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MsJ  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:12:13pm

re: #98 Kragar

What’s it say? Greenwald blocked me some time ago.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:13:27pm

Heck with time zones:

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calochortus  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:17:02pm

One problem with all these fires is that it really cuts into mutual aid if everyone is fighting a bunch of fires locally themselves. Assets are really stretched thin.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:18:01pm

re: #23 Dave In Austin

My brother is in Denver….. New innovations.

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Nobody recycles anymore….

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nines09  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:18:43pm

Just kill me now.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:22:24pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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That is one hell of a defense there Mitch. Way to stick up for Corker and tell Trump what’s what.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:23:09pm
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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:23:32pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

We already knew Ben Shapiro is a disgusting human being, but wow.

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Hey now, he is very much opposed to discrimination against groups he belongs to.

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:23:46pm

re: #106 nines09

Just kill me now.

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Eek!

Well, that settles it. I need to get the money to visit the humane society and get a feline overlord.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:24:04pm

re: #106 nines09

Just kill me now.

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This tweet is a pairing of some sort for yours.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:25:00pm

re: #106 nines09

Just kill me now.

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Hmmm, my BS detector is well up off the peg…

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:25:44pm

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

We got 3.39” of rain in about 24 hours yesterday. Wish I could share the bounty…

The freakin’ humidity alone in this part of the country would keep the fires down out in Cali.

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:26:01pm

re: #108 Unshaken Defiance

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Somebody remembers Soviet humor.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:28:45pm
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nines09  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:29:48pm

re: #111 wrenchwench

Looks like a hazing incident gone horribly wrong.

“I’m not going back in. Send the new guy……”
(Rest of staff) “YES Send the new guy….”

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:29:56pm

I honeymooned out in Napa and then did our 1st anniversary in Sonoma. Both areas are getting absolutely hammered due to the wildfires across both counties.

Atlas fire is 25,000 acres and not contained.
Tubbs fire is also 25,000 acres and not contained. There are several smaller fires as well in those areas.

In total, 1 person has died, more than 75,000 acres was torched across 8 northern California counties, 1,500 structures destroyed, and 100+ injured. Winds are expected to pick back up tonight.

Some reports are suggesting the fires were the result of power lines entangled in trees/branches sparking the blazes during high winds.

The area around Santa Rosa was hard hit as well as Calistoga.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:33:00pm

re: #117 lawhawk

I honeymooned out in Napa and then did our 1st anniversary in Sonoma. Both areas are getting absolutely hammered due to the wildfires across both counties.

Atlas fire is 25,000 acres and not contained.
Tubbs fire is also 25,000 acres and not contained. There are several smaller fires as well in those areas.

In total, 1 person has died, more than 75,000 acres was torched across 8 northern California counties, 1,500 structures destroyed, and 100+ injured. Winds are expected to pick back up tonight.

Some reports are suggesting the fires were the result of power lines entangled in trees/branches sparking the blazes during high winds.

The area around Santa Rosa was hard hit as well as Calistoga.

When the fires run together, they combine the names. ‘Atlas-Tubbs’ would be great, name-wise.

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calochortus  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:47:21pm

CA is just generally on fire at this point. (Cal Fire map here) Containment isn’t even showing up on many of the descriptions.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:47:46pm

re: #114 William Lewis

Kinda hoping Nyet runs across that later. If you find a way to get a feline, we have frugal yet indulgent cat daddy tricks to share.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:50:40pm

oh…

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:52:19pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh…

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Scandinavian Princess Mononoke come to life.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:53:45pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

Packs of radioactive wild boar are making farmers in Sweden nervous bit.ly

Maybe we’ll finally get a spider pig.

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nines09  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:57:25pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

First it was radioactive wild boars…..then they noticed larger than normal insects…..And more aggressive moths….

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calochortus  Oct 9, 2017 • 1:57:41pm

BBL

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nines09  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:02:15pm

re: #106 nines09

You got the pillow? Great! Get Sophia!

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nines09  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:05:10pm

re: #126 lawhawk

Notice he’s not in town?

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:05:11pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

You know, I had one simple request. And that is to have wild boar with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:08:04pm

re: #129 jaunte

You know, I had one simple request. And that is to have wild boar with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.

Laser beams won’t evolve, even with radiation. Fire breathing boars are way more likely to occur.

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I cannot.  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:09:00pm
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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:09:48pm

re: #131 I cannot.

Drilling for peptobismoleum.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:13:04pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:18:43pm

re: #106 nines09

Just kill me now.

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I see sex toys in its future

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:19:01pm
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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:19:28pm

re: #123 I Would Prefer Not To

Maybe we’ll finally get a spider pig.

“Does whatever a Spider-Pig does”

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:20:19pm

Good afternoon Lizards. Just got home after an all morning company meeting (usually have today off but they did schedule the all employee meeting instead). It’s crazy right now. It is 90 degrees out in parts of my area but literally 70’s here since the smoke from the anaheim hills fire is blocking the sun.

Image: 22281663_10154824596606560_8901373736378687318_n.jpg

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:20:36pm

re: #136 dangerman

Webs spun of finest bacon.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:21:07pm
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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:22:56pm

re: #126 lawhawk

Let them fight.

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Video

“let” them fight ??

human hubris
(granted, i didnt see the movie…)

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whitebeach  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:23:05pm

re: #139 jaunte

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Which nine was that score for?

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Kilroy was here  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:23:33pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

Soon they will have their own “Universe”

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:23:40pm
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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:26:39pm

I would pay to see that.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:27:34pm

re: #130 Belafon

Laser beams won’t evolve, even with radiation. Fire breathing boars are way more likely to occur.

i recently read an article in the skeptical inquirer explaining how and why fire breathing dragons (or fire breathing anything) have not and could not exist.

look, i understand you apply the science coldly and dispassionately and gently explain why such things just arent so and maybe gain a convert (yeah right)

still - i was fuming because such articles legitimize these crackpot ideas

cause next we’re gonna get - ok so even if you proved fire breathing wasnt really likely you 1)left the possibility, and 2) didnt do anything to rule out non-fire breathing dragons

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Mike Lamb  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:29:34pm

re: #139 jaunte

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What did he shoot on the back nine?

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nines09  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:30:38pm

re: #134 Dave In Austin

Maybe a specific model with a hidden “talent”? Check out this…….Just Kill Me Now Part II

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:30:46pm

re: #138 jaunte

Webs spun of finest bacon.

YouTube

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TedStriker  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:31:22pm

re: #108 Unshaken Defiance

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It wasn’t for her Trump tweet, it was for this:

Right or wrong (and I happen to think she’s right on this), she just found out the red line of tweeting for journalists: don’t fuck with the money.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:31:32pm

Evening Lizardim.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:32:43pm

re: #92 Blind Frog Belly White

Ben Shapiro - unlike those other White Supremacists, he’s okay with Jews.

Well, MOST Jews.

Okay, just the ones who agree with him.

But still..

Baby Whiplash get TEH MOAST ANTI-SEMITIC ATTENTION from nazis on Twitter, but for some reason he thinks they’re his BFF’s.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:33:39pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

First president by the way not to mention the Natives.

BUNCH OF SUCKERS, GAVE AWAY MANHATTAN FOR SOME BEADS? HA! I’D’VE MADE A BETTER DEAL, BELIEVE ME, BELIEVE ME. EVERYONE WOULD’VE SAID “WOW MR PRESIDENT, YOU DID SUCH A GOOD DEAL” BECAUSE I DO GOOD DEALS. NOBODY HAS BETTER DEALS THAN ME, I’D HAVE GOTTEN MANHATTAN AND LONG ISLAND FOR HALF THE COST… AND WOULD HAVE DEVELOPED IT MUCH BETTER

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:34:20pm

re: #139 jaunte

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:34:53pm

re: #97 Kragar

It’s been 5 days since 3 soldiers were killed in Niger, 3 days since a fourth was identified. No official statement from WH or President.

He did record a statement, but he could not help pronouncing the name of the country as if it had two g’s so it was pulled at the last minute…

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:35:48pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

He will have invented Christmas by then.

It’s probably a good thing his birthday isn’t in December…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:35:50pm

re: #153 Ace-o-aces

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When I saw the ‘wet and windy conditions’ I immediately thought of the scene in Caddyshack where the priest is golfing in a thunderstorm with Bill Murray as caddy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:36:20pm

re: #155 KGxvi

It’s probably a good thing his birthday isn’t in December…

Jesus’ birthday wasn’t in December, either.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:36:45pm

Desperate suckuppery.

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TedStriker  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:37:09pm

re: #149 TedStriker

It wasn’t for her Trump tweet, it was for this:

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Right or wrong (and I happen to think she’s right on this), she just found out the red line of tweeting for journalists: don’t fuck with the money.

Of course, the RWNJs in that thread were tweeting Disney and ESPN to get her in trouble and are high-fiving each other that she got taken off the air.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:37:32pm

ASTROS WIN!

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:38:06pm

re: #19 allegro

He’s just making sure it’s a white guy holiday. Stop this indigenous brown people shit.

(remember when Italians weren’t considered white?)

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:39:00pm

The tangerine tyrant shot 73 MULLIGANS, Lindsey.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:40:13pm

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He did record a statement, but he could not help pronouncing the name of the country as if it had two g’s so it was pulled at the last minute…

Maybe he’ll do like with Puerto Rico…

“NEEEE-ZHAIR! We love Nee-zhair! We also love Ni-*BONG!!!*”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:41:12pm

re: #158 jaunte

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Desperate suckuppery.

If Linsday pisses off Trump is he going to be executed by artillery or eaten by wild dogs?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:41:59pm

re: #164 I Would Prefer Not To

If Linsday pisses off Trump is he going to be executed by artillery or eaten by wild dogs?

Sharks with frickin’ lasers.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:42:05pm
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I cannot.  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:42:13pm

re: #164 I Would Prefer Not To

Pff…artillery that FIRES rabid dogs

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TedStriker  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:43:17pm
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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:43:24pm

Meanwhile, about 30 miles from where Pence is ruining the neighborhood:

Instagram

For those who don’t think we have #seasons in #southerncalifornia allow me to introduce you to one of the seasons we do have: #fireseason #orangecounty #241freewayfire #yorbalinda #anaheimhills #itstheendoftheworldasweknowit

(Also, I feel obligated to point out that the Trump/Pence ticket was the first Republican ticket to fail to carry Orange County since the Great Depression)

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nines09  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:43:31pm

re: #158 jaunte

Lindsey is worst than the worst piece of shit Republican because he insists on saying he has “concerns”. No. You do not. STFU.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:43:43pm

Remembering that he got royally pissed at a golf reporter who was sent to cover Trump’s course for not reporting Trump’s score in the article about the course, I wouldn’t be surprised if 1) he ordered Lindsey to tweet it out, and 2) he cheated like a motherfucker.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:43:44pm

re: #160 Ace Rothstein

ASTROS WIN!

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fern01  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:44:31pm

re: #97 Kragar

I’m still waiting for the congressional inquiry.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:44:48pm

re: #166 Charles Johnson

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Pence had better check his shoes when he leaves. There might be something on the floor.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:44:58pm

this from over at political-wire.com clicks through to fivethirtyeight

it seems trump has set a record

no president in the modern era was as unpopular as Donald Trump is
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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:46:27pm

re: #169 KGxvi

Meanwhile, about 30 miles from where Pence is ruining the neighborhood:

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(Also, I feel obligated to point out that the Trump/Pence ticket was the first Republican ticket to fail to carry Orange County since the Great Depression)

That’s hard to believe with the Nixon Library right there in Yorba Linda.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:46:55pm

re: #162 Ace Rothstein

The tangerine tyrant shot 73 MULLIGANS, Lindsey.

“winter rules” —- the same caddyshack

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:47:04pm

re: #175 dangerman

Wow, even Nixon was doing great by comparison.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:47:55pm

re: #160 Ace Rothstein

ASTROS WIN!

Awesome.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:48:46pm

re: #175 dangerman

this from over at political-wire.com clicks through to fivethirtyeight

it seems trump has set a record

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If you click through and set it to 263 days, Clinton spent a little time in the neighborhood, and so did Ford. But both managed to rebound, something tells me that Trump isn’t going to be able to do that.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:50:14pm

re: #178 jaunte

Wow, even Nixon was doing great by comparison.

first term

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:50:51pm

re: #180 KGxvi

If you click through and set it to 263 days, Clinton spent a little time in the neighborhood, and so did Ford. But both managed to rebound, something tells me that Trump isn’t going to be able to do that.

No, he won’t. What I’m wondering about though is does Trump have an absolute floor that he can fall to at this point. I think he’s seen his ceiling already.

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whitebeach  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:51:23pm

re: #171 Barefoot Grin

Remembering that he got royally pissed at a golf reporter who was sent to cover Trump’s course for not reporting Trump’s score in the article about the course, I wouldn’t be surprised if 1) he ordered Lindsey to tweet it out, and 2) he cheated like a motherfucker.

Trump couldn’t shoot a 73 if he had a mulligan on every hole, gave himself every putt under twenty feet, and played from the ladies’ tee.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:51:29pm

re: #176 wrenchwench

That’s hard to believe with the Nixon Library right there in Yorba Linda.

And yet…

Hillary Clinton 50.2%
Donald Trump 42.3%

Orange County is turning blue, or at least purple. Rohrabacher’s district apparently voted for Clinton, as well.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:51:38pm

re: #178 jaunte

Wow, even Nixon was doing great by comparison.

Yep they discussed that in the Burns’ documentary. Nixon was quite popular his first term despite winning in a close race.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:52:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:52:59pm

re: #184 KGxvi

And yet…

Orange County is turning blue, or at least purple. Rohrabacher’s district apparently voted for Clinton, as well.

You’re from SC granted not OC, what do you think the reason for that is? It’s my understanding Vietnamese-Americans that make up a fair percentage of the vote in OC have left the GOP for the Dems or at least their children are more likely to vote Dem than GOP.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:55:26pm

Here’s the chart with the comparisons highlighted:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:57:38pm

re: #188 Charles Johnson

Here’s the chart with the comparisons highlighted:

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56.4% disapproval. FIFTY-SIX PERCENT. More people dislike him than like him. Of course, more people voted against him than for him, and yet he is still the President of the United States…

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MsJ  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:58:06pm

re: #187 HappyWarrior

You’re from SC granted not OC, what do you think the reason for that is? It’s my understanding Vietnamese-Americans that make up a fair percentage of the vote in OC have left the GOP for the Dems or at least their children are more likely to vote Dem than GOP.

I am not from either, so this is all me with a grain or four of salt, but there is also the possibility that they are (were) republican but not stupid and saw trump for the con-man he is. Remember every paper in the country but three were for Clinton. The bigger question, to me at least, is whether they are smart enough to see that the GOP is nothing like their “fiscally conservative” self-identified reputation, they expand debt and deficits when they are in office, and that every day Americans are vividly better off under Dem stewardship (vis a vis Obamacare, for one example).

Sure some only see tax dollars, but I do not think that is the majority.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:59:01pm

re: #175 dangerman

this from over at political-wire.com clicks through to fivethirtyeight

it seems trump has set a record

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I remember very early on, when Trump went to Carrier in Indiana and the ‘saving’ of those jobs was announced. Some commentator said that Trump might use a lot of that sort of thing to make himself very popular.

I remember thinking at the time that it would be awful if Trump did that, and maybe also won popularity with a major infrastructure bill, and the Dems would have to choose between simple obstruction and swallowing our pride to work with him on something we believe in. I thought, “Well, maybe if he’s not so tied to the Republicans and tries to gain broader popularity by doing things that actually help, it might not be so awful.”

Now? Jesus. He’s done such an appalling job that I can’t imagine how he’d recover. The most popular thing he could do right now would be to resign. Most Presidents start out popular and then lose it over time as reality settles in. They may get bursts of popularity for something like George HW Bush and Desert Storm, or George W Bush and 9/11, but in both cases that glory was fleeting.

Trump? I no longer fear he’ll turn out to be an evil genius who does just enough popular stuff to get good poll numbers. No, what I fear is paying the price for his massive incompetence and narcissism. Pruitt is probably the worst of the cabinet picks, though it’s a close fight with Price for that. But he’ll have a Fed Chairman to appoint soon, and he’s too stupid to grasp macroeconomics. I’ve heard he’s interested in some of the Gold Standard morons.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:59:27pm

re: #190 MsJ

I am not from either, so this is all me with a grain or four of salt, but there is also the possibility that they are (were) republican but not stupid and saw trump for the con-man he is. Remember every paper in the country but three were for Clinton. The bigger question, to me at least, is whether they are smart enough to see that the GOP is nothing like their “fiscally conservative” self-identified reputation, they expand debt and deficits when they are in office, and that every day Americans are vividly better off under Dem stewardship (vis a vis Obamacare, for one example).

Sure some only see tax dollars, but I do not think that is the majority.

Gotcha, makes sense.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2017 • 2:59:42pm

re: #188 Charles Johnson

I can’t believe Obama had a 40% disapproval rating at this point. Worst thing he did that year was use fancy mustard on his hamburger.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:00:39pm

re: #193 Ace-o-aces

I can’t believe Obama had a 40% disapproval rating at this point. Worst thing he did that year was use fancy mustard on his hamburger.

Well I’d say 40% of the country is GOP so I say that sounds right. The GOP was opposing everything Obama did at this point.

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TedStriker  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:00:56pm

re: #188 Charles Johnson

Here’s the chart with the comparisons highlighted:

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Just as a side note, just seeing W’s disapproval rating plummet from the 40s to single digits after 9/11 is pretty damn stark.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:01:03pm

re: #186 wrenchwench

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Is that Santa Rosa? The footage Lisa Guerrero posted looks like an absolute firestorm, so hot that everything that can burn did. Just terrifying.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:01:30pm

re: #193 Ace-o-aces

I can’t believe Obama had a 40% disapproval rating at this point. Worst thing he did that year was use fancy mustard on his hamburger.

Don’t forget that Obama was Democrat-ing while black.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:01:49pm

re: #191 Blind Frog Belly White

I remember very early on, when Trump went to Carrier in Indiana and the ‘saving’ of those jobs was announced. Some commentator said that Trump might use a lot of that sort of thing to make himself very popular.

I remember thinking at the time that it would be awful if Trump did that, and maybe also won popularity with a major infrastructure bill, and the Dems would have to choose between simple obstruction and swallowing our pride to work with him on something we believe in. I thought, “Well, maybe if he’s not so tied to the Republicans and tries to gain broader popularity by doing things that actually help, it might not be so awful.”

Now? Jesus. He’s done such an appalling job that I can’t imagine how he’d recover. The most popular thing he could do right now would be to resign. Most Presidents start out popular and then lose it over time as reality settles in. They may get bursts of popularity for something like George HW Bush and Desert Storm, or George W Bush and 9/11, but in both cases that glory was fleeting.

Trump? I no longer fear he’ll turn out to be an evil genius who does just enough popular stuff to get good poll numbers. No, what I fear is paying the price for his massive incompetence and narcissism. Pruitt is probably the worst of the cabinet picks, though it’s a close fight with Price for that. But he’ll have a Fed Chairman to appoint soon, and he’s too stupid to grasp macroeconomics. I’ve heard he’s interested in some of the Gold Standard morons.

That’s my worry too. It’s not about Trump being re-elected. I’m actually fairly optimistic on the front but I worry about the long term damage of his policy decisions and incompetence.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:02:02pm

re: #167 I cannot.

Pff…artillery that FIRES rabid dogs

“No, it isn’t that you aren’t rabid enough. You’re plenty rabid. But this is the second quarter in a row you haven’t met your targets. I’m really sorry, but we are going to have to let you go.”

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:02:27pm

re: #193 Ace-o-aces

I can’t believe Obama had a 40% disapproval rating at this point. Worst thing he did that year was use fancy mustard on his hamburger.

And be black.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:02:36pm

re: #195 TedStriker

Just as a side note, just seeing W’s disapproval rating plummet from the 40s to single digits after 9/11 is pretty damn stark.

I think W has the highest and lowest plateaus of any president they’ve measured on record.

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MsJ  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:02:44pm

re: #197 BlueSpotinAL

Don’t forget that Obama was Democrat-ing while black.

Yup. It was one bullshit outrage after another after another.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:03:39pm

re: #201 HappyWarrior

I think W has the highest and lowest plateaus of any president they’ve measured on record.

His popularity was because of something he didn’t do, but his unpopularity was totally earned.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:03:39pm

re: #202 MsJ

Yup. It was one bullshit outrage after another after another.

The whole Henry Louis Gates thing. I forget was that in the spring or summer? And then there were the GOP lies about his “apology” tour.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:03:57pm

re: #196 goddamnedfrank

Is that Santa Rosa? The footage Lisa Guerrero posted looks like an absolute firestorm, so hot that everything that can burn did. Just terrifying.

Santa Rosa isn’t where I would think of as a high risk fire area either.

I mean, yes, it is CA so there is the base level of fire risk that goes along with existing, but past that? No.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:04:05pm

re: #203 Blind Frog Belly White

His popularity was because of something he didn’t do, but his unpopularity was totally earned.

Absolutely.

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:04:37pm

There’s a lot of Pron & other garbage on Tumblr, but every once in awhile there is gem that makes you remember what the net was supposed to be.

My friend told me a story he hadn’t told anyone for years. When he used to tell it years ago people would laugh and say, ‘Who’d believe that? How can that be true? That’s daft.’ So he didn’t tell it again for ages. But for some reason, last night, he knew it would be just the kind of story I would love…

‘I met David Bowie once,’ was the thing that my friend said, that caught my attention.

Now go and read it. It’s worth the time.

My friend told me a story he hadn’t told anyone for years

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:05:18pm

re: #191 Blind Frog Belly White

I remember very early on, when Trump went to Carrier in Indiana and the ‘saving’ of those jobs was announced. Some commentator said that Trump might use a lot of that sort of thing to make himself very popular.

I remember thinking at the time that it would be awful if Trump did that, and maybe also won popularity with a major infrastructure bill, and the Dems would have to choose between simple obstruction and swallowing our pride to work with him on something we believe in. I thought, “Well, maybe if he’s not so tied to the Republicans and tries to gain broader popularity by doing things that actually help, it might not be so awful.”

Now? Jesus. He’s done such an appalling job that I can’t imagine how he’d recover. The most popular thing he could do right now would be to resign. Most Presidents start out popular and then lose it over time as reality settles in. They may get bursts of popularity for something like George HW Bush and Desert Storm, or George W Bush and 9/11, but in both cases that glory was fleeting.

Trump? I no longer fear he’ll turn out to be an evil genius who does just enough popular stuff to get good poll numbers. No, what I fear is paying the price for his massive incompetence and narcissism. Pruitt is probably the worst of the cabinet picks, though it’s a close fight with Price for that. But he’ll have a Fed Chairman to appoint soon, and he’s too stupid to grasp macroeconomics. I’ve heard he’s interested in some of the Gold Standard morons.

for all the not a politician, outsider, successful businessman, he has proven to be stunningly awful at this

its not that they cant do anything right
they seem to work very hard at doing everything wrong - and without any self awareness at all

everyone saw that pence and the football game was a set up before he was like on the next plane - did they really think it wouldnt show?

yeah i know they dont care. do they think this is really working?

is it really working?

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:05:19pm

re: #54 Kragar

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And they answered, “Yes, we do know exactly who you are. Why do you think we’re escorting you out?”

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MsJ  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:05:54pm

re: #204 HappyWarrior

The whole Henry Louis Gates thing. I forget was that in the spring or summer? And then there were the GOP lies about his “apology” tour.

It was all outrage all the time. Tan suit, mustard, Gates, Travon Martin, he says “I” too much, death panels…one damned thing after another for the entire time Obama was in office. All bullshit by the Fox propaganda machine in conjunction with all the other right wing bullshitters. It was non-stop.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:06:56pm

re: #205 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Santa Rosa isn’t where I would think of as a high risk fire area either.

I mean, yes, it is CA so there is the base level of fire risk that goes along with existing, but past that? No.

Wait, you guys do spontaneous human combustion? And you think we’re stupid for living in the land of human popsicles…///

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:07:06pm

re: #210 MsJ

It was all outrage all the time. Tan suit, mustard, Gates, Travon Martin, he says “I” too much, death panels…one damned thing after another for the entire time Obama was in office. All bullshit by the Fox propaganda machine in conjunction with all the other right wing bullshitters. It was non-stop.

Oh I know. I’m just trying to remember the specific outrages du jour of the first year. And yes I remember “Obama’s a narcissist because of how many times he says I” uttered by the same people who embraced Romney later and then finally Trump himself.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:07:38pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaaahhhhhhh

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this would be the guy from Bullitt County who calls himself “Pope Dan Johnson” and preaches at a biker bar. WTG Kentucky!

The Doofus who sent correspondence depicting President Obama as a monkey and refused to apologize. Nice to see what type of folks Republicans welcome to their party.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:08:10pm

re: #195 TedStriker

Just as a side note, just seeing W’s disapproval rating plummet from the 40s to single digits after 9/11 is pretty stark.

Or looking at how popular Nixon was during most of his run, and how his “silent majority” speech actually worked. While watching Burns & Novik’s Vietnam I was struck by how contemporary US public opinion supported Lt. Calley and vieweed the My Lai massacre as justified. The average (white) American is a cognitive disaster, by and large we are a terrible people.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:08:11pm

re: #211 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wait, you guys do spontaneous human combustion? And you think we’re stupid for living in the land of human popsicles…///

If my house goes in a wildfire, the apocalypse is happening.

Then again, it’s 2017.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:08:16pm

re: #202 MsJ

Yup. It was one bullshit outrage after another after another.

Clinton’s first term, too. There was Travelgate and the whole kerfuffle that led to DADT.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:09:19pm

re: #215 klys (maker of Silmarils)

If my house goes in a wildfire, the apocalypse is happening.

Then again, it’s 2017.

Nah. Global warming is a hoax. Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires - it’s all fake news. Get with the program, ya silly librul.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:09:40pm

re: #187 HappyWarrior

You’re from SC granted not OC, what do you think the reason for that is? It’s my understanding Vietnamese-Americans that make up a fair percentage of the vote in OC have left the GOP for the Dems or at least their children are more likely to vote Dem than GOP.

I live in Long Beach now, but basically grew up in Orange County and lived/worked there through my mid-30s.

Orange County had been trending blue for a while, Bush beat Kerry 60-39 in 2004 but Obama did considerably better losing in 2008 50-48 and then in 2012 52-46 (which probably had something to do with the Mormon population out here turning out from Romney).

My guess is that it’s probably because the county is becoming more diverse, specifically a larger Latino population in towns like Anaheim and Santa Ana; and the Asian population in towns like Irvine. It’s also not an area that gets too riled up on social issues - for example, there’s a couple of Planned Parenthood offices out here and you never see protesters - so the more the GOP bangs on social issues, the less receptive voters are going to be. Beyond that, while the county is definitely suburban as a whole, it’s moved closer to urban than it is to rural - when I was in junior high, the city counsel used to describe Yorba Linda as “semi-rural” but beyond a few old neighborhoods still zoned for horses, the town does not look rural. And that holds true for a lot of the county.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:09:54pm

re: #133 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Brian L Kahn ✔@blkahn
No words. Entire neighborhoods have been razed by the #napafire. Aerial images from @CHP_GoldenGate
5:06 PM - Oct 9, 2017
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That is so sad.

This country has had a real tough year. In so, so many ways.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:10:06pm

re: #214 goddamnedfrank

Or looking at how popular Nixon was during most of his run, and how his “silent majority” speech actually worked. While watching Burns & Novik’s Vietnam I was struck by how contemporary US public opinion supported Lt. Calley and vieweed the My Lai massacre as justified. The average (white) American is a cognitive disaster, by and large we are a terrible people.

Yeah that struck me too (the support of Calley). The same people who talk about respecting the troops though are the same people who harassed Hugh Thompson and the real heroes of that massacre.

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:10:21pm

re: #198 HappyWarrior

That’s my worry too. It’s not about Trump being re-elected. I’m actually fairly optimistic on the front but I worry about the long term damage of his policy decisions and incompetence.

I have not seen anything that would lead me to believe he will lose in 2020. Even if you think I’m wrong, I would not be quite so optimistic if I were you. Even if he were to somehow lose the 2020 election, or not run, the hearts and souls of the American people still belong to FOX and the far right. The most powerful institutions in the country jump when the American fascists say to, and the nation’s governing bodies do the same. At the moment, the court system is not completely overtaken, but that will probably happen in the next three years.

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fern01  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:10:27pm

Puerto Rico is a ruin, Texas & Florida have long term cleanups/rebuilding, the west is on fire, children have lost their healthcare, everyone is legislating against women, racists are still treating those “others” as non citizens and Lindsay Graham tweets about a great game of golf. The US congress is following their dear leader down the rabbit hole.

To mix a couple of metaphors - this is just so Nero.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:10:45pm

re: #218 KGxvi

I live in Long Beach now, but basically grew up in Orange County and lived/worked there through my mid-30s.

Orange County had been trending blue for a while, Bush beat Kerry 60-39 in 2004 but Obama did considerably better losing in 2008 50-48 and then in 2012 52-46 (which probably had something to do with the Mormon population out here turning out from Romney).

My guess is that it’s probably because the county is becoming more diverse, specifically a larger Latino population in towns like Anaheim and Santa Ana; and the Asian population in towns like Irvine. It’s also not an area that gets too riled up on social issues - for example, there’s a couple of Planned Parenthood offices out here and you never see protesters - so the more the GOP bangs on social issues, the less receptive voters are going to be. Beyond that, while the county is definitely suburban as a whole, it’s moved closer to urban than it is to rural - when I was in junior high, the city counsel used to describe Yorba Linda as “semi-rural” but beyond a few old neighborhoods still zoned for horses, the town does not look rural. And that holds true for a lot of the county.

Thanks.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:11:31pm

re: #221 Renaissance_Man

I have not seen anything that would lead me to believe he will lose in 2020. Even if you think I’m wrong, I would not be quite so optimistic if I were you. Even if he were to somehow lose the 2020 election, or not run, the hearts and souls of the American people still belong to FOX and the far right. The most powerful institutions in the country jump when the American fascists say to, and the nation’s governing bodies do the same. At the moment, the court system is not completely overtaken, but that will probably happen in the next three years.

I’m fairly optimistic not totally optimistic. Legit concerns you raise though.

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meteor  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:11:57pm

re: #222 fern01

I need a drink.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:13:02pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

Chuck is going to be raging about this any minute on his Facebook page. I have to write this one up.

The same Facebook which suspended Jim Wright’s account hosts an avowed White Supremacist. Disgusting.

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MsJ  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:13:53pm

re: #204 HappyWarrior

The whole Henry Louis Gates thing. I forget was that in the spring or summer? And then there were the GOP lies about his “apology” tour.

I think one of the first things was the Reinvestment and Recovery Act and the “shovel ready” outrage. Everyone loved to make fun of “shovel ready” not understanding (or caring to understand) that it takes years to do studies, and civil engineering and all the other stuff that goes into getting to the shoveling stuff around point.

Maybe it was the bailout of GM and Chrysler.

And Obamacare started in earnest right away.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:14:34pm

I suspect what drug down Obama in 2009 were the economy (and the constant media drumbeat of “the recovery hasn’t happened overnight, thus Obama is a failure”) and the partisan war that broke out over the ACA.

Which really says a lot about Trump, that he was handed what he declares is a “booming” economy and a stable country…and it has done fuck-all to eclipse just how repugnant a human being he is.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:14:40pm

splcenter.org

Charles, all, I think you’d find this to be of interesting. The SPLC did a study of the comments on Breitbart.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:15:14pm

re: #208 dangerman

for all the not a politician, outsider, successful businessman, he has proven to be stunningly awful at this

its not that they cant do anything right
they seem to work very hard at doing everything wrong - and without any self awareness at all

everyone saw that pence and the football game was a set up before he was like on the next plane - did they really think it wouldnt show?

yeah i know they dont care. do they think this is really working?

is it really working?

I keep turning to Mrs. FBW and saying, “OMG, this shit is SO SIMPLE, I can’t believe how totally incompetent they are at it!”

Take Pence’s little stunt yesterday. All it would take to pull it off properly would have been to let the pool reporters into the game, just as if Pence had decided on the spur of the moment to leave because of the protests, and then for Trump to keep his big mouth shut.

Even as it was, they could have maybe pulled it off with the pool reporters left in the van. It would have been a harder sell to convince people it was spontaneous, but they probably could have convinced more people.

But Trump, being Trump, COULDN’T STAND for this to be about Pence, and not him, so he HAD TO Tweet that it was all his idea! And that made it transparently a political stunt, flying halfway across the country to walk out in a huff.

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fern01  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:15:26pm

re: #225 meteor

I need a drink.

Somewhere in the world is is always cocktail time - be thankful the US congress has not yet reintroduced prohibition.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:16:30pm

re: #221 Renaissance_Man

I have not seen anything that would lead me to believe he will lose in 2020. Even if you think I’m wrong, I would not be quite so optimistic if I were you. Even if he were to somehow lose the 2020 election, or not run, the hearts and souls of the American people still belong to FOX and the far right. The most powerful institutions in the country jump when the American fascists say to, and the nation’s governing bodies do the same. At the moment, the court system is not completely overtaken, but that will probably happen in the next three years.

I stopped making predictions entirely because nothing makes sense anymore. Even if Dems do win in 2018 and 2020 it probably won’t be because this country has learned a goddamned thing. It will be, at best, in spite of the far left and the vast majority of white people still won’t give a fuck about the pragmatic real world threats & inequality that minorities face every day.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:16:37pm

re: #85 Stanley Sea

So she can’t state a personal opinion on her private twitter account? I don’t get the rationale for the suspension. Oh well.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:16:39pm

re: #228 Targetpractice

I suspect what drug down Obama in 2009 were the economy (and the constant media drumbeat of “the recovery hasn’t happened overnight, thus Obama is a failure”) and the partisan war that broke out over the ACA.

Which really says a lot about Trump, that he was handed what he declares is a “booming” economy and a stable country…and it has done fuck-all to eclipse just how repugnant a human being he is.

And honestly the left did not help him themselves by expecting him to turn the country into what they had voted for overnight. I do think there are some fair criticisms of Obama to be made but I have an equal if not more higher of the lefties who insisted Obama sold out. And TBH, I still feel guilty for not voting in 2010. It’s the only time I’ve never voted but I was genuinely stumped on how to do an absentee vote and stupidly didn’t ask for help.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:17:38pm

re: #223 HappyWarrior

Thanks.

No problem.

One other thing that popped into my head, up until the mid-90s we had two Marine bases and a Navy base in Orange County. The Marine bases (El Toro, now Lake Forest, and Tustin) were closed; the Navy base (Los Alamitos) was reorganized and scaled down as a joint training base. I suspect the economy be less based on military bases probably also played a role.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:17:38pm

re: #232 goddamnedfrank

I stopped making predictions entirely because nothing makes sense anymore. Even if Dems do win in 2018 and 2020 it will probably won’t be because this country has learned a goddamned thing. It will be, at best, in spite of the far left and the vast majority of white people still won’t give a fuck about the pragmatic real world threats & inequality that minorities face every day.

And we could easily find ourselves in the same place in 2024.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:18:12pm

re: #183 whitebeach

Trump couldn’t shoot a 73 if he had a mulligan on every hole, gave himself every putt under twenty feet, and played from the ladies’ tee.

you’ve heard of “new math”? This is “trump math”…probably courtesy of Betsy DeVos.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:18:56pm

re: #235 KGxvi

No problem.

One other thing that popped into my head, up until the mid-90s we had two Marine bases and a Navy base in Orange County. The Marine bases (El Toro, now Lake Forest, and Tustin) were closed; the Navy base (Los Alamitos) was reorganized and scaled down as a joint training base. I suspect the economy be less based on military bases probably also played a role.

Aha that would make sense too. It’s so interesting to me how OC, once a bastion of conservatism went for Clinton while my mom’s parents home county in Pa (Cambria, where Johnstown is) went for Trump in a landslide. This was a county that even went for Mondale over Reagan in the 80’s.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:20:15pm

re: #158 jaunte

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Desperate suckuppery.

I sometimes gave Graham a benefit of the doubt as being one of the last moderate/reasonable GOPers. Damn, has he turned into a snivelling fool?

He really feels the pressure from Donny for some reason. I guess getting hammered by Trump in the primaries really turned him into weakling, almost like Trump has some info on him, or at the least he is so in need of Koch money he does all their bidding like his performance on healthcare.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:21:28pm

re: #236 HappyWarrior

And we could easily find ourselves in the same place in 2024.

Right, we told ourselves that the GOP would take decades to recover after Dubya’s presidency.

2 years later, they came back in a “wave election” by screaming at folks that the ACA was gonna kill grandma, rape their cat, and pour sugar in their gas tanks. In retrospect, it seems the only reason that McCain and Romney lost is because they actually avoided the air raid siren. The ranks of wingnuts simply did not like a candidate that avoided wearing the white robes.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:23:05pm

re: #97 Kragar

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And more importantly, no screeching from the Left to turn this into a scandal like the Right did with Benghazi.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:24:12pm

I kinda figured this was going to be the case last week. He just wanted to do it. No manifesto, no ideology, no cause.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:24:27pm

I’ve been thinking about why welfare style state economics worked in Northern Europe but didn’t work here. At first, I thought it was because we had less of an appetite for socialism than our European counterparts and I think there’s still some truth in that but I also think Nordic style socialism was able to work because it was harder for the Nordic right to point to an “other” who would be receiving those benefits. Americans by and large loved the New Deal. Not all but the period was called the New Deal Consensus for a reason since much of its policies were embraced by Republicans as well. It really only to me seems that Americans turned against “big government” programs when LBJ proposed the Great Society which would have expanded a lot of those programs to America’s racial minorities.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:25:10pm

re: #242 Blind Frog Belly White

No melanin.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:25:25pm

re: #207 William Lewis

There’s a lot of Pron & other garbage on Tumblr, but every once in awhile there is gem that makes you remember what the net was supposed to be.

Now go and read it. It’s worth the time.

My friend told me a story he hadn’t told anyone for years

Wow. What a guy.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:25:32pm

re: #240 Targetpractice

Right, we told ourselves that the GOP would take decades to recover after Dubya’s presidency.

2 years later, they came back in a “wave election” by screaming at folks that the ACA was gonna kill grandma, rape their cat, and pour sugar in their gas tanks. In retrospect, it seems the only reason that McCain and Romney lost is because they actually avoided the air raid siren. The ranks of wingnuts simply did not like a candidate that avoided wearing the white robes.

Well Romney and McCain also didn’t benefit from the supression laws that the GOP put in the wake of their defeats too. But yeah that’s true as well.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:27:22pm

re: #242 Blind Frog Belly White

I kinda figured this was going to be the case last week. He just wanted to do it. No manifesto, no ideology, no cause.

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“Which only serves as further proof of a cover-up! This guy was Al-Qaeda…or ISIS…or Hezballah…or whatever group we’re supposed to be ‘fraid of now!”

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:29:28pm

re: #238 HappyWarrior

Aha that would make sense too. It’s so interesting to me how OC, once a bastion of conservatism went for Clinton while my mom’s parents home county in Pa (Cambria, where Johnstown is) went for Trump in a landslide. This was a county that even went for Mondale over Reagan in the 80’s.

Like I said, it’s a trend. Brown lost Orange County in 2010 (to Whitman) 57-37, but improved in 2014 (while still losing to Kashkari) 55-44. The next couple of cycles will be interesting. With Fienstein saying she’s running again, there will probably be a Republican on the ballot in 2018, so we’ll see how that goes. But then again, in the Senate primary last year, Sanchez and Harris combined for the majority of votes in Orange County (Sanchez was a local Representative) and only one Republican reached double digits (also a sign of how bad the GOP has gotten out here).

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:30:27pm

Maybe he should have taken a knee instead of a line
Miami Dolphins OL coach resigns after video shows him snorting white substance
cnn.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:30:33pm

So in short, I think the American left who want the Democrats to channel FDR ignore that FDR had to work with some very unsavory individuals to get his legislation passed. The most right wing Dem Obama dealt with was Joe Manchin. FDR dealt with Theodore Bilbo and honest to God KKKers in his ranks and men who supported legalized lynching. And FDR was not exactly great on race either given his refusal to desegregate the military or teh interment of the Japanese-Americans during WWII. FDR was a fine President but he had a lot of flaws too that the purer than thou left overlook when dissing the modern Democratic Party.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:31:21pm

re: #243 HappyWarrior

I’ve been thinking about why welfare style state economics worked in Northern Europe but didn’t work here. At first, I thought it was because we had less of an appetite for socialism than our European counterparts and I think there’s still some truth in that but I also think Nordic style socialism was able to work because it was harder for the Nordic right to point to an “other” who would be receiving those benefits. Americans by and large loved the New Deal. Not all but the period was called the New Deal Consensus for a reason since much of its policies were embraced by Republicans as well. It really only to me seems that Americans turned against “big government” programs when LBJ proposed the Great Society which would have expanded a lot of those programs to America’s racial minorities.

Diversity is our strength, racism is our weakness. The FSB took over where the Birch Society left off.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:31:33pm

re: #248 KGxvi

Like I said, it’s a trend. Brown lost Orange County in 2010 (to Whitman) 57-37, but improved in 2014 (while still losing to Kashkari) 55-44. The next couple of cycles will be interesting. With Fienstein saying she’s running again, there will probably be a Republican on the ballot in 2018, so we’ll see how that goes. But then again, in the Senate primary last year, Sanchez and Harris combined for the majority of votes in Orange County (Sanchez was a local Representative) and only one Republican reached double digits (also a sign of how bad the GOP has gotten out here).

It’s interesting because what’s happened in OC has happened more or less on a state level with Virginia.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:32:11pm

re: #251 wrenchwench

Diversity is our strength, racism is our weakness. The FSB took over where the Birch Society left off.

They’ve definitely exploited it big time.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:32:17pm

What the shit is this?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:33:21pm

re: #254 goddamnedfrank

What the shit is this?

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Proof you can come up with the most influential social media platform and be unintelligent in simply being a decent person.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:34:21pm

re: #252 HappyWarrior

It’s interesting because what’s happened in OC has happened more or less on a state level with Virginia.

I suspect if there was a party with something like a socially liberal, economically conservative (read: low taxes) platform, it’d probably do very well in Orange County (and from what I hear parts of Silicon Valley). Basically a socially acceptable libertarian party (without the gold standard or other cranky bullshit).

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:35:54pm

re: #256 KGxvi

I suspect if there was a party with something like a socially liberal, economically conservative (read: low taxes) platform, it’d probably do very well in Orange County (and from what I hear parts of Silicon Valley). Basically a socially acceptable libertarian party (without the gold standard or other cranky bullshit).

I think you’re on to something there.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:36:45pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:40:05pm

re: #216 Blind Frog Belly White

Clinton’s first term, too. There was Travelgate and the whole kerfuffle that led to DADT.

The mess that led to DADT was started by Clinton (unwisely) saying something sensible about gays in the military after he was elected and before he was in office. Some senior Congressional Democrats (led by Sam Nunn as I recall), pounced on this opportunity to shore up their social conservative bona fides (i.e., bigotry).

Seeing Nunn and company get the boot as the civil rights realignment became complete was deeply satisfying.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:40:43pm

I do wonder about the future of the left too. Frank’s touched on this before but a lot of white lefties are equally as insensitive as white wingnuts on the subject of race. A different kind of insensitivity but it’s all the same if you’re a PoC.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:41:33pm

re: #259 EPR-radar

The mess that led to DADT was started by Clinton (unwisely) saying something sensible about gays in the military after he was elected and before he was in office. Some senior Congressional Democrats (led by Sam Nunn) as I recall, pounced on this opportunity to shore up their social conservative bona fides (i.e., bigotry).

Seeing Nunn and company get the boot as the civil rights realignment became complete was deeply satisfying.

That sounds right to me. Clinton I think set out to do what Obama ended doing 16 years later.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:42:40pm

re: #240 Targetpractice

Right, we told ourselves that the GOP would take decades to recover after Dubya’s presidency.

2 years later, they came back in a “wave election” by screaming at folks that the ACA was gonna kill grandma, rape their cat, and pour sugar in their gas tanks. In retrospect, it seems the only reason that McCain and Romney lost is because they actually avoided the air raid siren. The ranks of wingnuts simply did not like a candidate that avoided wearing the white robes.

I disagree. I think it took a while for the whole racist pot to come to full boil.

My wingnut cousin said that even though he was against Obama and really didn’t want him elected, that “at least it would take race off the table”. By this he meant basically that now blacks had been allowed to elect one of their own as President, they’d have to shut up about racial injustice.

But they didn’t. In fact, they started complaining about cops shooting them! And they said our society is racist!

Basically, black people being unwilling to sit down, shut up, and accept what white America gave them was what brought a certain kind of white people’s racism to a full, rolling boil, and Trump was totally willing to Go There, like nobody else would.

I don’t think Trump’s approach would have worked in either 2008 or 2012. It took 8 years of the GOP promising to make the Black Guy In The White House go away, to make him suffer, to make all his accomplishments vanish to get those white people THAT MAD.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:43:43pm

More proof Zuckerberg is so enamored with his toys he has no idea when and how to use them.The phrase ‘tone deaf’ doesn’t even touch this. Totally ignorant starts to be a description, but falls short.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:46:31pm

re: #214 goddamnedfrank

Or looking at how popular Nixon was during most of his run, and how his “silent majority” speech actually worked. While watching Burns & Novik’s Vietnam I was struck by how contemporary US public opinion supported Lt. Calley and vieweed the My Lai massacre as justified. The average (white) American is a cognitive disaster, by and large we are a terrible people.

A syrupy song praising Calley reached the top of the charts and his wedding to the daughter of a prominent jeweler was THE social event of the season in (white) Atlanta.
Calley did (and does) have a good point about being singled out as a scapegoat though: There is no way in hell his company commander, the wretched Captain Medina, did not order the massacre and it is documented that platoons other than Calley’s took part. The battalion commander was all over the area in his chopper all day and claimed to have seen nothing. Yet Hugh Thompson and his crew just happened through on an unrelated mission and realized immediately what was happening. Nixon realized that he either had to prosecute the rest of the pack or let Calley off the hook. He chose the latter, probably because of Calley’s popularity.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:46:46pm

re: #238 HappyWarrior

Aha that would make sense too. It’s so interesting to me how OC, once a bastion of conservatism went for Clinton while my mom’s parents home county in Pa (Cambria, where Johnstown is) went for Trump in a landslide. This was a county that even went for Mondale over Reagan in the 80’s.

Once all the personal crap is stripped out of the 2016 Democratic primary, real issues remain that the party has to sort out. IMO the key question is: what is the Democratic party position going to be on plutocracy, globalization and automation, three trends which have already and will continue to severely fuck over anyone who works for a living.

The pattern of places where t**** won or did well for a Republican is a sign of this, IMO.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:47:34pm

re: #262 Blind Frog Belly White

Basically, black people being unwilling to sit down, shut up, and accept what white America gave them was what brought a certain kind of white people’s racism to a full, rolling boil, and Trump was totally willing to Go There, like nobody else would.

I don’t think Trump’s approach would have worked in either 2008 or 2012. It took 8 years of the GOP promising to make the Black Guy In The White House go away, to make him suffer, to make all his accomplishments vanish to get those white people THAT MAD.

I don’t think Trump had to Go There. He already lived there.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:48:49pm

re: #258 goddamnedfrank

It’s a shame that nobody in Facebook’s leadership couldn’t have said, “Nope. Horrible idea, Mark.” Cringeworthy behavior.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:48:50pm

re: #263 ObserverArt

More proof Zuckerberg is so enamored with his toys he has no idea when and how to use them.The phrase ‘tone deaf’ doesn’t even touch this. Totally ignorant starts to be a description, but falls short.

Techno-psychopathy. He sees abject destruction and ongoing human suffering as a spectacle to market in the most crass and disaffected manner imaginable.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:53:10pm

re: #260 HappyWarrior

I do wonder about the future of the left too. Frank’s touched on this before but a lot of white lefties are equally as insensitive as white wingnuts on the subject of race. A different kind of insensitivity but it’s all the same if you’re a PoC.

It all revolves around the toxicity of the WORDS ‘racist’ and ‘racism’.

The Right is tired of being called racist and being told society is racist so they react with stupid shit like ‘Blacks are the REAL racists!’ or ‘There’s nobody as discriminated against as a white Christian male!’, and then they elect a guy who’s overtly racist but hasn’t been caught yet using the N-word.

The Left is so convinced that their own shit don’t stink that they simply can’t believe that anything they do isn’t ‘colorblind’, because they’re ALL ‘the least racist person you’ll ever meet’.

NEITHER side wants to 1) listen to POCs about THEIR experiences, or 2) look inside and acknowledge their unconscious racism, and so maybe start to address it.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:55:34pm

re: #268 goddamnedfrank

Techno-psychopathy. He sees abject destruction and ongoing human suffering as a spectacle to market in the most crass and disaffected manner imaginable.

It’s certainly another data point to support the thesis that sociopathy is often a competitive advantages for corporate leaders, entrepreneurs etc. It seems that everyone loves a successful sociopath.

t**** could easily keep the mask of civilization up to the standard needed to fool the mainstream media if he weren’t so addled. IMO t**** is someone who has been a sociopath all his life, and is less able to hide it now than before because of the spotlight placed on any president, and because of his cognitive decline.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:56:07pm

re: #254 goddamnedfrank

What the shit is this?

“We can really feel like we’re here”, she says

“I had them turn the HVAC up to 85 degrees, and turn off the dehumidifiers, plus we took all the spoiled lunches from the break room fridges at Facebook and put them on a table here, so it’s just like we’re in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico!”

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 3:59:07pm

Not-a-lizard. Lizard-lookalike.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:01:07pm

re: #269 Blind Frog Belly White

It all revolves around the toxicity of the WORDS ‘racist’ and ‘racism’.

The Right is tired of being called racist and being told society is racist so they react with stupid shit like ‘Blacks are the REAL racists!’ or ‘There’s nobody as discriminated against as a white Christian male!’, and then they elect a guy who’s overtly racist but hasn’t been caught yet using the N-word.

The Left is so convinced that their own shit don’t stink that they simply can’t believe that anything they do isn’t ‘colorblind’, because they’re ALL ‘the least racist person you’ll ever meet’.

NEITHER side wants to 1) listen to POCs about THEIR experiences, or 2) look inside and acknowledge their unconscious racism, and so maybe start to address it.

Affirmative action debates are a petri dish for all flavors of race-based cluelessness. Sure the biggest turd in that punch bowl is RWNJs howling about “reverse racism”, but the arguments of some of its defenders are beyond sloppy (e.g. “AA never leads to a minority with lower test scores being admitted over a white with higher test scores”).

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:03:35pm

‘Nother lizard-lookalike. With a bit of slime.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:03:57pm

re: #254 goddamnedfrank

What the shit is this?

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It’ll probably be matched with a donation scheme to make it all seem new, disruptive, and innovative-y.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:04:08pm

re: #269 Blind Frog Belly White

It all revolves around the toxicity of the WORDS ‘racist’ and ‘racism’.

The Right is tired of being called racist and being told society is racist so they react with stupid shit like ‘Blacks are the REAL racists!’ or ‘There’s nobody as discriminated against as a white Christian male!’, and then they elect a guy who’s overtly racist but hasn’t been caught yet using the N-word.

The Left is so convinced that their own shit don’t stink that they simply can’t believe that anything they do isn’t ‘colorblind’, because they’re ALL ‘the least racist person you’ll ever meet’.

NEITHER side wants to 1) listen to POCs about THEIR experiences, or 2) look inside and acknowledge their unconscious racism, and so maybe start to address it.

The far left sees identity politics as being a distraction & directly antithetical to their realpolitik by turning off white racist voters who they think would otherwise be amenable to their socialist platform. The only difference between them and the right is how much effort the put into overtly legitimizing (versus covertly condoning) the racism of the white voters they’re courting.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:06:16pm

re: #275 Barefoot Grin

It’ll probably be matched with a donation scheme to make it all seem new, disruptive, and innovative-y.

If there’s a donation scheme it’ll be to bring solar powered wifi to rural PR towns so the residents can view pictures of clean water and refrigeration on Facebook.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:07:16pm

re: #265 EPR-radar

Once all the personal crap is stripped out of the 2016 Democratic primary, real issues remain that the party has to sort out. IMO the key question is: what is the Democratic party position going to be on plutocracy, globalization and automation, three trends which have already and will continue to severely fuck over anyone who works for a living.

The pattern of places where t**** won or did well for a Republican is a sign of this, IMO.

I feel like, when I was in high school and college in the 90s, the thinking was our economy was changing from manufacturing to service. That was a big reason behind the push that everyone should go to college, because the workplace was changing. But then there was the inevitable pushback, about how college isn’t for everyone (which, fine, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to adapt to the new economic landscape), and that turned into “what about blue collar jobs?” We knew about globalization and automation for 25 years, and it remains as true today as it was then: the best way forward is more and better education.

With respect to consolidation and monopolies, the only answer is to dust off the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. It’ll be good for the economy, and it’s an easy sell: we all have smartphones because we broke up AT&T in the 80s. That’s what competition does, it moves the economy forward, it’s good for the workers, which is good for the consumers, which is good for business.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:07:22pm

re: #276 goddamnedfrank

The far left sees identity politics as being a distraction & directly antithetical to their realpolitik by turning off white racist voters who they think would otherwise be amenable to their socialist platform. The only difference between them and the right is how much effort the put into overtly legitimizing (versus covertly condoning) the racism of the white voters they’re courting.

Are you a goddamned social scientist? All you need is an editor (of which I am not one of).

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:07:39pm

re: #277 goddamnedfrank

If there’s a donation scheme it’ll be to bring solar powered wifi to rural PR towns so the residents can view pictures of clean water and refrigeration on Facebook.

LOL

“Water”

Like!

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:10:10pm

re: #276 goddamnedfrank

The far left sees identity politics as being a distraction & directly antithetical to their realpolitik by turning off white racist voters who they think would otherwise be amenable to their socialist platform. The only difference between them and the right is how much effort the put into overtly legitimizing (versus covertly condoning) the racism of the white voters they’re courting.

Whence Berniebros, presumably. Is there a good online link or two to document this crap? Back in ancient days (i.e., when I was young), the Soviet Union always used poor race relations in the US as part of its propaganda, so I would have expected the far-left party line to inherit at least a surface-level commitment to racial justice.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:18:52pm
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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:20:05pm

Here comes a customer!

My burrito buddy pissed off the burrito ladies, so now instead of burritos for bike parts, I get expired cereal from the mission. I’m doing my part, I eat it.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:20:25pm

re: #278 KGxvi

I feel like, when I was in high school and college in the 90s, the thinking was our economy was changing from manufacturing to service. That was a big reason behind the push that everyone should go to college, because the workplace was changing. But then there was the inevitable pushback, about how college isn’t for everyone (which, fine, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to adapt to the new economic landscape), and that turned into “what about blue collar jobs?” We knew about globalization and automation for 25 years, and it remains as true today as it was then: the best way forward is more and better education.

With respect to consolidation and monopolies, the only answer is to dust off the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. It’ll be good for the economy, and it’s an easy sell: we all have smartphones because we broke up AT&T in the 80s. That’s what competition does, it moves the economy forward, it’s good for the workers, which is good for the consumers, which is good for business.

The squeeze that automation and globalization has put on workers has already given the US 37 years of rising productivity with no corresponding wage growth. This can be viewed as the perfection of capitalism, where literally the entire increased output from improved productivity is taken by the rich. The people that want to blow this system up have a point (although I don’t agree with doing this violently).

Now this squeeze is expected to extend significantly into white collar occupations with advances in machine learning etc., plus an ongoing determination by the powers that be to perform worldwide wage arbitrage.

“Go to college” advice and retraining programs aren’t going to cut it going forward. IMO the minimum ante for real discussion of the 21st century economy is a guaranteed living income.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:22:57pm

re: #269 Blind Frog Belly White

It all revolves around the toxicity of the WORDS ‘racist’ and ‘racism’.

The Right is tired of being called racist and being told society is racist so they react with stupid shit like ‘Blacks are the REAL racists!’ or ‘There’s nobody as discriminated against as a white Christian male!’, and then they elect a guy who’s overtly racist but hasn’t been caught yet using the N-word.

The Left is so convinced that their own shit don’t stink that they simply can’t believe that anything they do isn’t ‘colorblind’, because they’re ALL ‘the least racist person you’ll ever meet’.

NEITHER side wants to 1) listen to POCs about THEIR experiences, or 2) look inside and acknowledge their unconscious racism, and so maybe start to address it.

Nailed it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:25:49pm

re: #278 KGxvi

I feel like, when I was in high school and college in the 90s, the thinking was our economy was changing from manufacturing to service. That was a big reason behind the push that everyone should go to college, because the workplace was changing. But then there was the inevitable pushback, about how college isn’t for everyone (which, fine, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to adapt to the new economic landscape), and that turned into “what about blue collar jobs?” We knew about globalization and automation for 25 years, and it remains as true today as it was then: the best way forward is more and better education.

With respect to consolidation and monopolies, the only answer is to dust off the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. It’ll be good for the economy, and it’s an easy sell: we all have smartphones because we broke up AT&T in the 80s. That’s what competition does, it moves the economy forward, it’s good for the workers, which is good for the consumers, which is good for business.

Looking back still farther, the development of the economy all the way back to the mid-70s has been that tasks that required people in America to do them have increasingly NOT required people in America to do them, starting with the least skill-intensive tasks, but over time climbing higher and higher up the skill ladder.

People in America are less needed because either the tasks no longer need as many people, or they need not be done in America, or a combination.

The most obvious way people thought to combat this was to climb the skill ladder, but now even young lawyers are finding that document review that used to require trained lawyers plowing through paper can be done by computers. So, no, getting an education WON’T save you if the task doesn’t need to be done by people.

So, naturally some are turning more to the ‘in America’ part, with blue collar jobs that can’t be done elsewhere - construction and such.

To me, it all boils down to excess labor, because of increased productivity. It doesn’t take all of us working full time to make or do all the shit we need or want made or done. 80 years ago we redefined what ‘full time’ meant, because we had more workers than we needed if they were working 10 hours a day. We need to redefine work, the necessity of work, and the compensation for work again.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:28:07pm

re: #276 goddamnedfrank

The far left sees identity politics as being a distraction & directly antithetical to their realpolitik by turning off white racist voters who they think would otherwise be amenable to their socialist platform. The only difference between them and the right is how much effort the put into overtly legitimizing (versus covertly condoning) the racism of the white voters they’re courting.

Yeah Frank, I think you’re right about this. They really think that if the left “shut up” about “identity politics” that those voters would just vote for us and that’s just wrong. I saw them always point to how Bernie did in polls and I always felt like screaming that the right hadn’t started attacking Sanders yet. It’s well to remember that Dukakis was doing fine against H.W. Bush until he debated him. TBH, it really frustrates me because we do need to be listening to POC and not dismisisng them. I still remember how Sanders cavalierly dismissed as young woman who wanted to be the second Latina senator or something like that. I really hope Sanders is a non-factor in 2020. I think he’s poisoned the left.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:30:28pm

re: #278 KGxvi

I feel like, when I was in high school and college in the 90s, the thinking was our economy was changing from manufacturing to service. That was a big reason behind the push that everyone should go to college, because the workplace was changing. But then there was the inevitable pushback, about how college isn’t for everyone (which, fine, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to adapt to the new economic landscape), and that turned into “what about blue collar jobs?” We knew about globalization and automation for 25 years, and it remains as true today as it was then: the best way forward is more and better education.

With respect to consolidation and monopolies, the only answer is to dust off the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. It’ll be good for the economy, and it’s an easy sell: we all have smartphones because we broke up AT&T in the 80s. That’s what competition does, it moves the economy forward, it’s good for the workers, which is good for the consumers, which is good for business.

To be honest, I used to be something of a protectionist on trade but I saw how bad for the economy as a whole. I certainly do feel bad for those workers who have lost jobs due to NAFTA and other trade deals but at the same time, economies transition. Of course, we don’t ignore them but we don’t do Trump’s idiotic ideas about trade and domestic jobs either. Clinton had the right ideas about these issue but no one left and right was really listening to her. They just wanted the empty bullshit Sanders and Trump promised.

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:34:41pm

re: #281 EPR-radar

Whence Berniebros, presumably. Is there a good online link or two to document this crap? Back in ancient days (i.e., when I was young), the Soviet Union always used poor race relations in the US as part of its propaganda, so I would have expected the far-left party line to inherit at least a surface-level commitment to racial justice.

Many chunks of the left do have a commitment to racial justice, the DSA for example. Bernie, alas, doesn’t & neither does the Green Party which are the two largest “faces” of the left in America where the left is still as splintered as it has been since the end of WWII when the anti-communist witch hunts shattered it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:36:24pm

re: #289 William Lewis

Many chunks of the left do have a commitment to racial justice, the DSA for example. Bernie, alas, doesn’t & neither does the Green Party which are the two largest “faces” of the left in America where the left is still as splintered as it has been since the end of WWII when the anti-communist witch hunts shattered it.

Bernie seems so oblivious to it. And I flat out do not get it.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:37:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:39:01pm

re: #291 wrenchwench

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Now there’s an admirable prepper.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:39:13pm

re: #288 HappyWarrior

To be honest, I used to be something of a protectionist on trade but I saw how bad for the economy as a whole. I certainly do feel bad for those workers who have lost jobs due to NAFTA and other trade deals but at the same time, economies transition. Of course, we don’t ignore them but we don’t do Trump’s idiotic ideas about trade and domestic jobs either. Clinton had the right ideas about these issue but no one left and right was really listening to her. They just wanted the empty bullshit Sanders and Trump promised.

The problem with Clinton’s ideas was that there’s no scapegoat.

Trump blames the Messicans Taking Our Jerbs! Sanders blames the Evil Corporations Exploiting The Workers! Clinton insisted we try to find a path forward together.

She didn’t give voters anyone to hate.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:39:18pm

This was today’s lunch—Zoe’s Salami Chop Salad from Karl Strauss Brewing Company!

Oh this was so good and a couple rolls were on the side!
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freetoken  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:39:38pm

re: #287 HappyWarrior

Championing social reform is a long slog. We benefit from brave people of the past who worked all their lives to make changes.

I guess we should not expect any positive change to come about easily.

Before I’ve referenced the concept of the “two Americas” though I am not sure I believe in such a thing, at least as commonly kicked around.

I do believe that there may be natural limits to how uniformly a society can self-modify itself as it grows in size. As our population in the US continues to grow that means many societal sub-divisions created through self-identification will grow too.

It is probably wrong to believe humans can live in a totally flat society; we arrange ourselves into hierarchies. This then in a nation like ours gets reflected in the formal political divisions.

One strategy is the light-a-single-candle approach, where the idea is that a single person changing will affect the people around them, and so on. It may be the only enduring long term strategy for positive change.

There are many strategies for negative changes - anarchists, for example. Those approaches are easy compared to actually building a better life.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:39:52pm

re: #293 Blind Frog Belly White

The problem with Clinton’s ideas was that there’s no scapegoat.

Trump blames the Messicans Taking Our Jerbs! Sanders blames the Evil Corporations Exploiting The Workers! Clinton insisted we try to find a path forward together.

She didn’t give voters anyone to hate.

Absolutely. And it’s a shame.

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A Cranky One  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:41:05pm

re: #106 nines09

Just kill me now.

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But wait, what about this new beauty secret?

metro.co.uk

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:41:23pm

re: #290 HappyWarrior

Bernie seems so oblivious to it. And I flat out do not get it.

I’ve come to the conclusion that he is just as racist as Donald but chose to hide it by hiding in a very white state.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:42:38pm

re: #298 William Lewis

I’ve come to the conclusion that he is just as racist as Donald but chose to hide it by hiding in a very white state.

I’ve definitely found myself feeling the same way.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:43:06pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:43:09pm

re: #295 freetoken

Championing social reform is a long slog. We benefit from brave people of the past who worked all their lives to make changes.

I guess we should not expect any positive change to come about easily.

Before I’ve referenced the concept of the “two Americas” though I am not sure I believe in such a thing, at least as commonly kicked around.

I do believe that there may be natural limits to how uniformly a society can self-modify itself as it grows in size. As our population in the US continues to grow that means many societal sub-divisions created through self-identification will grow too.

It is probably wrong to believe humans can live in a totally flat society; we arrange ourselves into hierarchies. This then in a nation like ours gets reflected in the formal political divisions.

One strategy is the light-a-single-candle approach, where the idea is that a single person changing will affect the people around them, and so on. It may be the only enduring long term strategy for positive change.

There are many strategies for negative changes - anarchists, for example. Those approaches are easy compared to actually building a better life.

Well stated.

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scottslemmons  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:43:34pm

Reasons not to watch “Rick and Morty”:

No, no, don’t try to tell me it’s a good show, the fans are just weird. I don’t want anything in common with this blithering fuckgoblin.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:48:01pm

re: #302 scottslemmons

Reasons not to watch “Rick and Morty”:

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No, no, don’t try to tell me it’s a good show, the fans are just weird. I don’t want anything in common with this blithering fuckgoblin.

I won’t tell you it’s a good show - de gustibus and all that - but I myself really enjoy it.

And that guy’s an idiot.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:48:31pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:49:05pm

re: #302 scottslemmons

Reasons not to watch “Rick and Morty”:

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No, no, don’t try to tell me it’s a good show, the fans are just weird. I don’t want anything in common with this blithering fuckgoblin.

What the fuck did I just watch? I owe you 10 IQ points.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:49:07pm

re: #290 HappyWarrior

Bernie seems so oblivious to it. And I flat out do not get it.

Trump winning did not help Bernie. It emboldened him.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:49:24pm

re: #304 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Awful.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:50:06pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:50:31pm

re: #302 scottslemmons

Reasons not to watch “Rick and Morty”:

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No, no, don’t try to tell me it’s a good show, the fans are just weird. I don’t want anything in common with this blithering fuckgoblin.

The fans went out of control here in Los Angeles and the LAPD had to get involved…all over a shortage of Szechuan Sauce for the McNuggets…

la.eater.com

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:52:09pm

re: #293 Blind Frog Belly White

The problem with Clinton’s ideas was that there’s no scapegoat.

Trump blames the Messicans Taking Our Jerbs! Sanders blames the Evil Corporations Exploiting The Workers! Clinton insisted we try to find a path forward together.

She didn’t give voters anyone to hate.

That’s a big part of what makes this so difficult — past reform efforts have often been driven in large part by giving the voters a target. It’s easiest if the target is a person, such as JD Rockefeller. The right likes to rub it in by mocking the futility of shooting a few rich people (or of confiscating their fortunes).

The Occupy movement gave us the 1% as targets, which still isn’t accurate enough.

The real problem, IMO, is the system itself. An economic system that produces the results we see in America is unacceptable on its face, and badly needs to be reformed. The highs are too high (nobody earns $ 1 billion) and the lows are too low (nobody should be that destitute in a rich nation).

But that’s way too abstract for the great majority of voters.

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majii  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:53:02pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

“Awful.”

Yes, it is awful, and I’m noticing not a word has been said about it by the Yam, the Vice-Yam, or FEMA. This wildfire is an emergency, and although Americans are dying as a result of it, it appears to me that no one in the WH is concerned.

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Dragonomics  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:54:00pm

re: #302 scottslemmons

I enjoy the show, but this is just… yuck. A lifetime ban from all fast food chains is what that behavior deserves.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:54:09pm

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

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He really is pathetic as his Dad isn’t he?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:54:19pm

re: #311 majii

“Awful.”

Yes, it is awful, and I’m noticing not a word has been said about it by the Yam, the Vice-Yam, or FEMA. This wildfire is an emergency, and although Americans are dying as a result of it, it appears to me that no one in the WH is concerned.

Because somewhere, a black man is kneeling during the National Anthem. Priorities, you know.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:54:30pm

re: #311 majii

“Awful.”

Yes, it is awful, and I’m noticing not a word has been said about it by the Yam, the Vice-Yam, or FEMA. This wildfire is an emergency, and although Americans are dying as a result of it, it appears to me that no one in the WH is concerned.

I noticed the same.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:54:55pm

re: #314 Blind Frog Belly White

Because somewhere, a black man is kneeling during the National Anthem. Priorities, you know.

Gotta focus on what’s important. And then you have the Ivanna-Melania fight going on. These fucking people.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:54:59pm

re: #311 majii

“Awful.”

Yes, it is awful, and I’m noticing not a word has been said about it by the Yam, the Vice-Yam, or FEMA. This wildfire is an emergency, and although Americans are dying as a result of it, it appears to me that no one in the WH is concerned.

Of course nobody in the White House gives a shit about what happens in CA. t**** probably sees CA as a worse personal enemy of his than North Korea, because North Korea didn’t screw up t****’s popular vote numbers and CA did.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:55:05pm

re: #311 majii

“Awful.”

Yes, it is awful, and I’m noticing not a word has been said about it by the Yam, the Vice-Yam, or FEMA. This wildfire is an emergency, and although Americans are dying as a result of it, it appears to me that no one in the WH is concerned.

We’re a blue state.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:55:38pm

re: #311 majii

“Awful.”

Yes, it is awful, and I’m noticing not a word has been said about it by the Yam, the Vice-Yam, or FEMA. This wildfire is an emergency, and although Americans are dying as a result of it, it appears to me that no one in the WH is concerned.

This might help the sales of Trump’s shitty white wine.

Police Dog Hogan - Shitty White Wine

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:56:24pm

re: #318 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We’re a blue state.

If a nuke does go off in CA, it will be necessary to determine if it was a NK nuke or a US nuke.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:56:38pm

re: #291 wrenchwench

I have to wonder if he’s given a seconds thought, that if maybe he hadn’t spent a small fortune prepping for “doomsday”, that maybe he wouldn’t be getting foreclosed on.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:58:07pm

These past few months have been some of the worst for disasters in this country…and I include Trump in that list.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 4:58:08pm

re: #321 FormerDirtDart

I have to wonder if he’s given a seconds thought, that if maybe he hadn’t spent a small fortune prepping for “doomsday”, that maybe he wouldn’t be getting foreclosed on.

I’ve read an earlier article on this and it sounds like the primary contributor to the foreclosure was his wife’s medical issues over a number of years.

I don’t know if the video addresses that or not.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:02:13pm
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:03:09pm

re: #321 FormerDirtDart

I have to wonder if he’s given a seconds thought, that if maybe he hadn’t spent a small fortune prepping for “doomsday”, that maybe he wouldn’t be getting foreclosed on.

A scene like this was playing out here in NH around the time we moved here. A couple had built a prepper bunker and couldn’t or wouldn’t pay property tax. It got pretty tense as LE thought they might be dealing with booby-trapped property when they finally were taken into custody.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:03:36pm

re: #324 Ace-o-aces

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Yeah I don’t have a problem with ending those subsidies. Now what’s pathetic is it takes NFL players speaking their mind to make him say this.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:05:41pm

“You don’t have free speech” at work say the people who want us to coddle florists who engage in discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom” and whom supported Kim Davis doing what she did as a public servant.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:05:53pm

re: #325 Barefoot Grin

A scene like this was playing out here in NH around the time we moved here. A couple had built a prepper bunker and couldn’t or wouldn’t pay property tax. It got pretty tense as LE thought they might be dealing with booby-trapped property when they finally were taken into custody.

A not-unreasonable concern.

en.wikipedia.org

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freetoken  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:06:21pm

Slogging through Carrier’s Proving History. He tries to write in a style that is not too erudite, but in doing so I think he ends up being much more wordy than he needs to be.

Still, worth reading, and a prerequisite I believe for his larger work (of which I’m still only halfway through) on the historicity of Jesus.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:06:29pm

re: #317 EPR-radar

Of course nobody in the White House gives a shit about what happens in CA. t**** probably sees CA as a worse personal enemy of his than North Korea, because North Korea didn’t screw up t****’s popular vote numbers and CA did.

He’s right. California is chock full of enemies to this admin. And we will remember his callousness.

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:06:34pm

re: #324 Ace-o-aces

This nitwit thinks that liberals would oppose ending subsidies for millionaire/billionaire owners of teams who get localities to spend money they don’t have on stadiums that don’t actually grow the economy.

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fern01  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:07:27pm

re: #311 majii

“Awful.”

Yes, it is awful, and I’m noticing not a word has been said about it by the Yam, the Vice-Yam, or FEMA. This wildfire is an emergency, and although Americans are dying as a result of it, it appears to me that no one in the WH is concerned.

Clinton state - of course no-one in the WH is concerned.

Edit: What everyone else said - above

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:07:46pm

re: #328 Decatur Deb

A not-unreasonable concern.

en.wikipedia.org

Whoa.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:07:53pm

re: #331 lawhawk

This nitwit thinks that liberals would oppose ending subsidies for millionaire/billionaire owners of teams who get localities to spend money they don’t have on stadiums that don’t actually grow the economy.

In short, he’s dumb.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:10:10pm

re: #331 lawhawk

This nitwit thinks that liberals would oppose ending subsidies for millionaire/billionaire owners of teams who get localities to spend money they don’t have on stadiums that don’t actually grow the economy.

Well, you know, the only people who live in cities are Liberals and Those People.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:12:17pm

re: #295 freetoken

Championing social reform is a long slog. We benefit from brave people of the past who worked all their lives to make changes.

I guess we should not expect any positive change to come about easily.

Before I’ve referenced the concept of the “two Americas” though I am not sure I believe in such a thing, at least as commonly kicked around.

I do believe that there may be natural limits to how uniformly a society can self-modify itself as it grows in size. As our population in the US continues to grow that means many societal sub-divisions created through self-identification will grow too.

It is probably wrong to believe humans can live in a totally flat society; we arrange ourselves into hierarchies. This then in a nation like ours gets reflected in the formal political divisions.

One strategy is the light-a-single-candle approach, where the idea is that a single person changing will affect the people around them, and so on. It may be the only enduring long term strategy for positive change.

There are many strategies for negative changes - anarchists, for example. Those approaches are easy compared to actually building a better life.

Easier to tear things down. Much harder to build them up.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:13:24pm

re: #336 ObserverArt

Easier to tear things down. Much harder to build them up.

Yep which is why whomever is the next Dem Pres has their hands full just as Obama did too.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:15:07pm

re: #333 Barefoot Grin

Whoa.

Few years ago, two miles down the road.

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majii  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:18:54pm

re: #310 EPR-radar

“But that’s way too abstract for the great majority of voters.”

I view the purpose of the “targets” many RW politicians identify and demonize is to give the majority of voters distractions to prevent them from realizing that they, too, are the politicians’ “targets.” Otherwise, how in the hell is it possible for an alleged billionaire to win the presidency by convincing millions of voters that he is “just like them” and is “very concerned about their welfare” while he pushes to take away their healthcare/make it more expensive and pass tax reform which will make him richer and them poorer? They’re just as much his targets as those he targeted in his campaign last year. I think a major problem many voters had last year in regard to the presidential election was a failure to do the research necessary to properly evaluate the candidates. Instead of researching these politicians’ backgrounds and voting records/positions on critical issues, they opted for what I call the “entertainment factor.” Did the candidate entertain them while selling his/her special brand of lies and empty BS to them? If the answer is yes, that is the candidate that got their vote.

One wouldn’t think something like this would happen in a country that many describe as being “an exceptional nation,” but it does, and it keeps happening and unqualified, BS-peddling politicians keep running and winning. The latest example of this occurred when Marsha Blackburn announced her campaign for the Senate soon after Corker announced he isn’t running for re-election. I’m not a misogynist. I’m a pragmatist, so I know that based on Marsha Blackburn’s record, she shouldn’t be considered a good candidate for Corker’s seat, but she has a good chance of replacing him in the Senate. Another example was Roy [“I’m an openly racist, bigoted, homophobic, Islamophobic, bible-thumping, homegrown anarchist and moron”] Moore’s win over Luther Strange in Alabama last month.

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:19:19pm

re: #328 Decatur Deb

A not-unreasonable concern.

en.wikipedia.org

Wasn’t that one near where you are in Alabama?

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:22:14pm
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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:22:55pm

re: #318 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We’re a blue state.

That voted too much for Hillary.

You must pay.

And we must not forget. He didn’t handle Texas and Florida all that well either. And they voted for him.

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scottslemmons  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:23:44pm

re: #328 Decatur Deb

A not-unreasonable concern.

en.wikipedia.org

What the hell was the motive for that?!

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scottslemmons  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:24:35pm

re: #342 ObserverArt

That voted too much for Hillary.

You must pay.

And we must not forget. He didn’t handle Texas and Florida all that well either. And they voted for him.

When your only goal is chaos…

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:26:26pm

re: #329 freetoken

Slogging through Carrier’s Proving History. He tries to write in a style that is not too erudite, but in doing so I think he ends up being much more wordy than he needs to be.

Still, worth reading, and a prerequisite I believe for his larger work (of which I’m still only halfway through) on the historicity of Jesus.

He’s a real good example of what you get when you have a conclusion looking for a deduction - he believes “A” and won’t let anything prevent his analysis from showing he’s right.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:27:08pm

re: #343 scottslemmons

What the hell was the motive for that?!

Genetics, politics, history, medicine, early weaning.

If he had been taken alive, we could ask him.

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:28:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:31:36pm

re: #347 lawhawk

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Ivanka is clueless period. She’s just there to be a smiling face while her father and his cronies plunder.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:37:27pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:43:41pm

I guess I’m displaying white privilege, but I’m finding myself annoyed again by a post on FB that my idiot brother liked, which says

What is racism?

It’s when the 250 Lakota massacred at Wounded Knee are not regarded as the largest mass shooting in US History

No, that’s not racism. That’s proper use of the word “Mass Shooting”. Whatever else Wounded Knee was, it was NOT the same thing as a Mass Shooting, which is generally carried out by one or at most a small number of perpetrators, whereas Wounded Knee was carried out by 500 Federal troops.

It IS racism that my generation of Americans were not taught the truth about Wounded Knee and other atrocities carried out by Americans, especially American soldiers. The massacre itself was racism. How the Indians were treated by colonists and later by the governments, THAT was racism. How we treat them, and how we hide our history to this day, THAT is racism.

But it’s not racism to not call it a Mass Shooting!

And what’s your point? To minimize Las Vegas? Why?

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:54:19pm

re: #350 Blind Frog Belly White

I think it’s to give context to mass shootings and the fact that there have been mass shootings before this, many of them lynchings/massacres, including Wounded Knee.

Many of them were carried out on racial grounds - attacking black enclaves or Native American settlements. Many are forgotten to most.

Wounded Knee is just one of many - and I had the opportunity to visit that part of the Black Hills some years back. It’s quite moving, and its remoteness also means many skip it when visiting the area. It’s far more likely you’ll see Mt. Rushmore than Wounded Knee - even though the whole area is still claimed by Native Americans and they have a superior claim based on the US Government violating the Treaty of Fort Laramie.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:54:29pm

Just had a small earthquake here.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 5:55:22pm

The latest from Tom Tomorrow!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:01:46pm

re: #352 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Just had a small earthquake here.

4.1 14km ESE of Alum Rock at 5:53 PDT

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majii  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:02:05pm

re: #350 Blind Frog Belly White

“And what’s your point? To minimize Las Vegas? Why?”

My answer to your question of why consists of three parts. Part one of why some Americans do/say what they do/say is to avoid accepting ownership of the role one or one’s ancestors plays/played in racism and in our continued issue with gun violence. Part two is an attempt to maintain the status quo by shutting down any/all possibilities of acknowledging that racism exists and that we have a gun violence problem and these matters should be addressed; in other words, the old adage, “Out of sight, out of mind” is applied and reinforced. Part three involves admitting that we still have a long way to go before we can really form “a more perfect union” and we are not an “exceptional nation” of persons at this point in our history.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:02:19pm

re: #354 Blind Frog Belly White

4.1 14km ESE of Alum Rock at 5:53 PDT

Yep.

Feels right, based on epicenter and how it was here.

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calochortus  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:04:26pm

re: #356 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yep.

Feels right, based on epicenter and how it was here.

Neither Mr. C. nor I felt it in the Portola Valley area. We sometimes feel Alum Rock area quakes, but often don’t.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:05:42pm

re: #357 calochortus

Neither Mr. C. nor I felt it in the Portola Valley area. We sometimes feel Alum Rock area quakes, but often don’t.

It was a short back and forth roll and that was about it.

mr. klys felt it up in MV which is why I knew it was one before it was up on USGS.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:06:15pm

re: #358 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This is how you know I’m desperate for weather. Lacking weather to discuss we get to dissect the earthquakes in detail.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:06:19pm

re: #351 lawhawk

I think it’s to give context to mass shootings and the fact that there have been mass shootings before this, many of them lynchings/massacres, including Wounded Knee.

Many of them were carried out on racial grounds - attacking black enclaves or Native American settlements. Many are forgotten to most.

Wounded Knee is just one of many - and I had the opportunity to visit that part of the Black Hills some years back. It’s quite moving, and its remoteness also means many skip it when visiting the area. It’s far more likely you’ll see Mt. Rushmore than Wounded Knee - even though the whole area is still claimed by Native Americans and they have a superior claim based on the US Government violating the Treaty of Fort Laramie.

But, you know, it doesn’t really give any context to mass shootings. In fact it robs them of context. The context here is that these mass shootings keep happening and keep getting bigger. That’s the point of ‘largest mass shooting in modern US history’.

I mean, am I supposed to say, “Oh, well, I feel better about Las Vegas, since there are so many worse killings of large groups in our history!”

Wounded Knee wasn’t even the largest massacre of Native Americans by troops and/or settlers. There are MUCH worse massacres than that.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:07:14pm

re: #359 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This is how you know I’m desperate for weather. Lacking weather to discuss we get to dissect the earthquakes in detail.

I was completely oblivious to it in Palo Alto.

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calochortus  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:07:32pm

re: #358 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It was a short back and forth roll and that was about it.

mr. klys felt it up in MV which is why I knew it was one before it was up on USGS.

A few years ago there was a very small quake with the epicenter about 1/4 mile from our house. The S and P waves arrived simultaneously, which made for an interesting motion.

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calochortus  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:08:33pm

Mr. C. informs me that dinner is ready. I do love it when he cooks. :)
BBL

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:10:00pm

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

No, and it doesn’t give context to the fact that we’re getting mass shootings where a single person can murder dozens in the span of a few minutes and they happen with alarming regularity.

LEOs are still trying to figure out a motive with the Vegas shooter. Mental illness seems to be one of the factors.

Of course, the fact that he was able to buy dozens of semi autos, got the gear to make them functional full automatics, and purchased thousands upon thousands of rounds, wasn’t a red flag.

The ATF can’t do the kind of cross-checks we need, thanks to a hobbled system put in place by the NRA. Red flags should be raised when someone buys those kinds of quantities, whether in one shot, or in short span of time.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:10:22pm

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

But, you know, it doesn’t really give any context to mass shootings. In fact it robs them of context. The context here is that these mass shootings keep happening and keep getting bigger. That’s the point of ‘largest mass shooting in modern US history’.

I mean, am I supposed to say, “Oh, well, I feel better about Las Vegas, since there are so many worse killings of large groups in our history!”

Wounded Knee wasn’t even the largest massacre of Native Americans by troops and/or settlers. There are MUCH worse massacres than that.

I still retain a capacity to be shocked by the worst parts of our history. The most recent example was the lengthy Wikipedia page on unethical medical experiments in the US. That awful Tuskegee syphilis study is the most notorious, but there were so many others.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:10:29pm

OT of a sort: I called it. Was talking to my dad tonight about football, which he no longer watches. He called VP Pence’s actions (not knowing that it was all fake) “way cool”. Then he dropped a bombshell: Fans are apparently going to stage a walkout on November 11. I wonder how that’s going to go over.

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BeachDem  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:10:49pm

re: #239 ObserverArt

I sometimes gave Graham a benefit of the doubt as being one of the last moderate/reasonable GOPers. Damn, has he turned into a snivelling fool?

He really feels the pressure from Donny for some reason. I guess getting hammered by Trump in the primaries really turned him into weakling, almost like Trump has some info on him, or at the least he is so in need of Koch money he does all their bidding like his performance on healthcare.

The only thing that makes any sense is that Lindsey loves the spotlight.

He beat back a whole bunch of loony wingers in his last primary—didn’t even have to go to a runoff, so he really isn’t beholden to the lunatic base.

He’s not dumb. And he occasionally actually knows what’s right and what’s fair. But he gets more teevee time when he’s “controversial” and that seems to be his main motivation.

That’s all I’ve got.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:14:36pm

re: #367 BeachDem

The only thing that makes any sense is that Lindsey loves the spotlight.

He beat back a whole bunch of loony wingers in his last primary—didn’t even have to go to a runoff, so he really isn’t beholden to the lunatic base.

He’s not dumb. And he occasionally actually knows what’s right and what’s fair. But he gets more teevee time when he’s “controversial” and that seems to be his main motivation.

That’s all I’ve got.

The last rationally explicable Republican went extinct long ago. So now the sane part of the country engages in Republican-watching just like the cold war CIA analysts engaged in Soviet-watching, trying to sift through the torrent of official propaganda (nearly all of which is lies) to see what’s really going on.

Will Joe Blow (R) stand up for his constituents or fuck them over according to the Republican party line? Who knows until the deed is done?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:14:41pm
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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:15:37pm

re: #324 Ace-o-aces

ROFL:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:18:21pm

re: #365 EPR-radar

I still retain a capacity to be shocked by the worst parts of our history. The most recent example was the lengthy Wikipedia page on unethical medical experiments in the US. That awful Tuskegee syphilis study is the most notorious, but there were so many others.

Why do you hate America?
//

The list of various massacres in North America on Wikipedia is horrifying. And while not completely one-sided, it’s ALMOST completely one-sided.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:18:23pm
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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:19:05pm

re: #369 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔@Green_Footballs
People who dismiss the influence of Russian social media propaganda because much of it is stupid must never have encountered Alex Jones.
9:14 PM - Oct 9, 2017
1 1 Reply 5 5 Retweets 14 14 likes

Cannot that be said of Fox News too?

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:20:33pm

re: #302 scottslemmons

Isn’t that sort of like saying that Mike Huckabee is why you should never be a Christan?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:20:40pm

re: #373 ObserverArt

Cannot that be said of Fox News too?

Add in Limbaugh and his fellow Hate Radio purveyors, Right-wing Pulpit Pimp Preachers and the rest of the RepubliKKKlan 24/7 Bullshit Machine!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:21:40pm

Rachel is really laying out the Russian manipulation in Facebook, Twitter and Google!

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:23:30pm

re: #375 Joe Bacon 🌹

Add in Limbaugh and his fellow Hate Radio purveyors, Right-wing Pulpit Pimp Preachers and the rest of the RepubliKKKlan 24/7 Bullshit Machine!

It really is an industry.

The only thing different is they counted on a foreign nation to help add a new twist.

Outsourcing.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:26:57pm

re: #369 Charles Johnson

It doesn’t take a whole lot of intelligence to realize that most people in this country are not critical thinkers. It’s hard enough for most of us paying attention to keep from automatically accepting things that confirm our biases. For people who don’t want to put in a whole lot of thought, it wouldn’t take much to reach them in just the right way to get them to buy your outrageous claim by building it on a little bit of truth, and a little bit of what they want to believe in. And then you have those people who have been trained by Fox and other right wing groups to believe that the only “truth” is what matches their beliefs.

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CleverToad  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:28:01pm

re: #23 Dave In Austin

My brother is in Denver….. New innovations.

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It’s an industry. They hold job fairs. We got a coupon for cannibis oils & edibles in our standard suburban Valu-Ad mailer a couple of weeks ago. The KKKeebler elf ain’t gonna get this genie back in the bottle now that the corporate white guys have jumped into the pool.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:28:29pm

re: #376 Joe Bacon 🌹

Rachel is really laying out the Russian manipulation in Facebook, Twitter and Google!

Today my Wingnut cousin liked some post on “Today Politics”. That’s right - “Today Politics”. Not “Today’s Politics”, not “Politics Today” - “Today Politics”.

Part of the text:

“True Pundit has reported that new evidence is displayed, implicating Sen. John McCain’s alleged collusion with the FBI and possibly the DNC to sabotage President Trump.”

“new evidence is displayed”?

Sounds a touch…foreign, don’t you think?

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:30:36pm

re: #380 Blind Frog Belly White

Today my Wingnut cousin liked some post on “Today Politics”. That’s right - “Today Politics”. Not “Today’s Politics”, not “Politics Today” - “Today Politics”.

Part of the text:

“True Pundit has reported that new evidence is displayed, implicating Sen. John McCain’s alleged collusion with the FBI and possibly the DNC to sabotage President Trump.”

“new evidence is displayed”?

Sounds a touch…foreign, don’t you think?

I think they left the price tag on that one.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:36:34pm

you know what song is just a bunch of fun when it pops up on the radio?

this one:

YouTube

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scottslemmons  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:40:20pm

re: #366 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

OT of a sort: I called it. Was talking to my dad tonight about football, which he no longer watches. He called VP Pence’s actions (not knowing that it was all fake) “way cool”. Then he dropped a bombshell: Fans are apparently going to stage a walkout on November 11. I wonder how that’s going to go over.

Probably like the various Million Trucker/Biker/Trumper Marches: eight people.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:41:24pm

re: #372 jaunte

I love the inherent implication that the Russian bullshit on FB, Twitter, etc. would have to be able to completely change everyone’s mind to have had an effect on the election. As I and others have said repeatedly - 77,784 votes out of 13 Million in 3 states is the margin. When it’s that close, EVERYTHING MADE A DIFFERENCE!!!

Toss in Comey’s last minute bullshit, the Wikileaks Podesta noise reinforcing the disgruntlement of gullible Sanders supporters, and you have enough to simultaneously discourage probably Clinton voters and energize Trump voters.

HRC, based on the campaigns polling data, says absent the Comey letter, she’d have been elected. But the Russian ads, and the Wikileaks/Podesta stuff helped push the margin close enough for that to have happened.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:42:42pm

re: #383 scottslemmons

Probably like the various Million Trucker/Biker/Trumper Marches: eight people.

But it’ll be a yuuuuuuge success. Just you wait and see.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:42:57pm

re: #384 Blind Frog Belly White

Everything had to go wrong for Hillary to lose. Everything did. Any one thing would have allowed her to win.

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:44:10pm

re: #386 Belafon

Everything had to go wrong for Hillary to lose. Everything did. Any one thing would have allowed her to win.

Which makes t****’s win the fault of a great many individuals and groups, most of which are in deep denial about this.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:44:15pm

re: #366 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

OT of a sort: I called it. Was talking to my dad tonight about football, which he no longer watches. He called VP Pence’s actions (not knowing that it was all fake) “way cool”. Then he dropped a bombshell: Fans are apparently going to stage a walkout on November 11. I wonder how that’s going to go over.

Walking out on Veteran’s Day. What’s that about supporting the troops/America?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:45:38pm

re: #388 Belafon

Walking out on Veteran’s Day. What’s that about supporting the troops/America?

It’s far more important to make a political point at a sportsball event. Everybody knows that.

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lawhawk  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:45:44pm
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scottslemmons  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:47:24pm

re: #385 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

But it’ll be a yuuuuuuge success. Just you wait and see.

How much is a ticket to a football game anyway? Would you buy a ticket just so you can walk out before the kickoff?

“I’d like a refund, please, I just came here for a stunt.”
“Oh yeah? Jerry Jones thanks you for your contribution, dumbass.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:49:53pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:49:56pm

re: #391 scottslemmons

How much is a ticket to a football game anyway? Would you buy a ticket just so you can walk out before the kickoff?

“I’d like a refund, please, I just came here for a stunt.”
“Oh yeah? Jerry Jones thanks you for your contribution, dumbass.”

I thought the exact same thing. Hence why I don’t think participation is going to be very high.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:50:04pm

Sandy Hook truther already infesting the responses.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:51:55pm

re: #393 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I thought the exact same thing. Hence why I don’t think participation is going to be very high.

Dunno. There is a surprisingly large number of disturbingly stupid people in this country.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:53:05pm

re: #395 Blind Frog Belly White

Dunno. There is a surprisingly large number of disturbingly stupid people in this country.

Season ticket holders. And they’ll walk back in after a few minutes.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:53:06pm

re: #387 EPR-radar

Which makes t****’s win the fault of a great many individuals and groups, most of which are in deep denial about this.

Because they can all say “wasn’t me”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:53:28pm

re: #395 Blind Frog Belly White

Dunno. There are a surprisingly large number of disturbingly stupid people in this country.

You know, every so often I try to apply logic and reason to a situation, and then I remember that Donald J. Trump got elected President of the United States. Logic and reason have no place in our society right now.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:53:55pm

re: #384 Blind Frog Belly White

I love the inherent implication that the Russian bullshit on FB, Twitter, etc. would have to be able to completely change everyone’s mind to have had an effect on the election. As I and others have said repeatedly - 77,784 votes out of 13 Million in 3 states is the margin. When it’s that close, EVERYTHING MADE A DIFFERENCE!!!

Toss in Comey’s last minute bullshit, the Wikileaks Podesta noise reinforcing the disgruntlement of gullible Sanders supporters, and you have enough to simultaneously discourage probably Clinton voters and energize Trump voters.

HRC, based on the campaigns polling data, says absent the Comey letter, she’d have been elected. But the Russian ads, and the Wikileaks/Podesta stuff helped push the margin close enough for that to have happened.

What I find interesting and telling at the same time is the sophistication shown in the states that turned the election. The more they look into it the more it is being revealed they had very targeted areas they worked on. Not just they manipulated all of the social media.

That targeted approach took some American political knowledge to be that well planned and utilized. Somebody helped coordinate that, and even if it was an American group, they did it under Russian knowledge. Too much funny business.

What it means for the next election is even more important. If this becomes the norm we really will never have an unquestioned election again. It’s been bad enough since 2000 anyway. This has to be made into a huge thing, and in this media world, that too is a problem.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:54:41pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:56:06pm

re: #396 Belafon

Season ticket holders. And they’ll walk back in after a few minutes.

The concession and bathroom lines will be amazing.

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fern01  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:56:55pm

All the trump/pence B.S. - hiding what they are NOT doing in Puerto Rico. Why is this not at the top OF every news broadcast. They are condemning US citizens to death. FEMA says it is not their role to deliver supplies. They just do the paper work! Anyone that will work for trump is an incompetent fool.

Imagine if President Obama or anyone in his admin had made such remarks. More & more we are seeing how a competent President got sh!t done - while a fool tweets.

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petesh  Oct 9, 2017 • 6:57:02pm

re: #384 Blind Frog Belly White

Exactly. But then no one likes to admit that advertisements have an effect on their behavior. Even more so, I suspect, when the ads are negative — let’s face it, nowadays that’s more of a political than an industrial tactic. Pro tip: Ads work. They make you aware of something, and they make you disposed to a certain attitude about it. Works just wonderfully when appealing to shameful aspects of your own personality. Works best of all when individuals can dissociate themselves from the group.

Sometimes I don’t like my species much. (Eukarya in general have a lot to answer for.) But sometimes I think we can promote a sort of virtuous spiral toward the light. (I’m a hippie at heart, so sue me.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:00:27pm

re: #398 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

You know, every so often I try to apply logic and reason to a situation, and then I remember that Donald J. Trump got elected President of the United States. Logic and reason have no place in our society right now.

My take is different, based on how I view the universe generally. Often in my work, when I look at the data, they don’t seem to make sense. The thing is, they actually DO make sense, but I don’t know enough for them to make sense TO ME.

Trump’s election is not about a failure of the universe to make sense. It’s about there being, as I said, a surprisingly large number of disturbingly stupid people. THAT is the lesson of Trump’s election - there are way more stupid angry racists in America than I’d thought.

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electrotek  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:02:39pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:04:24pm

re: #404 Blind Frog Belly White

My take is different, based on how I view the universe generally. Often in my work, when I look at the data, they don’t seem to make sense. The thing is, they actually DO make sense, but I don’t know enough for them to make sense TO ME.

Trump’s election is not about a failure of the universe to make sense. It’s about there being, as I said, a surprisingly large number of disturbingly stupid people. THAT is the lesson of Trump’s election - there are way more stupid angry racists in America than I’d thought.

I don’t disagree with anything you said. Where I’m coming from, though, is that to my mostly-sane-and-rational mind, the thought process of stupid angry racists just does not compute. I can recognize that’s the root cause of the nonsensical patterns, but that doesn’t make it make any more sense.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:06:00pm
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Decatur Deb  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:08:07pm

I would, or I had seen the day
That treason thus could sell us
My auld gray head had lain in clay
Wi’ Bruce and loyal Wallace!
But pith and power, till my last hour
I’ll make this declaration
We were bought and sold for Russian gold:
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!

Steeleye Span - Rogues in a nation

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electrotek  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:09:07pm

I’m quite concerned that neither HRC nor Obama have commented about Harvey Weinstein. I’m just afraid we will look hypocrites if neither of them will step up and denounce him.

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retired cynic  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:09:43pm

re: #338 Decatur Deb

Few years ago, two miles down the road.

Holy macaroni. I remember getting an almost blow by blow account of that on NPR.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:12:50pm

re: #409 electrotek

I’m quite concerned that neither HRC nor Obama have commented about Harvey Weinstein. I’m just afraid we will look hypocrites if neither of them will step up and denounce him.

And if they do?

We don’t look like hypocrites. Weinstein isn’t the president of the United States. We didn’t cheer on Weinstein’s harassment. We don’t need Clinton and Obama to say anything.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:14:13pm
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electrotek  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:14:39pm

re: #411 Belafon

And if they do?

We don’t look like hypocrites. Weinstein isn’t the president of the United States. We didn’t cheer on Weinstein’s harassment. We don’t need Clinton and Obama to say anything.

Very true.

I just don’t want the right to use this as a convenient cudgel against us.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:16:32pm

re: #413 electrotek

Very true.

I just don’t want the right to use this as a convenient cudgel against us.

I think the best way to answer any statement from them is “We’re getting our house in order. What about yours?”

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mmmirele  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:23:03pm

re: #325 Barefoot Grin

A scene like this was playing out here in NH around the time we moved here. A couple had built a prepper bunker and couldn’t or wouldn’t pay property tax. It got pretty tense as LE thought they might be dealing with booby-trapped property when they finally were taken into custody.

That’d be Ed and Elaine Brown, currently guests of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

en.wikipedia.org

There was some controversy over the property because it was believed to be boobytrapped with bombs. It took a very long time, but the property finally sold “as is” in 2015. That owner put it back on the market in 2016:

vnews.com

And the latest news seems to be that the town of Plainfield settled to get $36K to settle back taxes from the Feds earlier this year.

vnews.com

What a strange, bizarre story. I know of a guy on YouTube who champions Ed and Elaine Brown. Partly because he’s a sovereign citizen and partly because he believes in what Jesus says about visiting the sick and imprisoned.

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:23:04pm

re: #413 electrotek

Very true.

I just don’t want the right to use this as a convenient cudgel against us.

Answering baseless and stupid accusations is just like denying being a pigfucker. It immediately cedes the ground of discussion to the accuser. Whether there is a convenient cudgel or not, the American fascists will attack, whether there is anything to the accusation or not. Benghazi, for instance - an attack made up out of whole cloth.

It’s like being concerned that punching Nazis will give them grounds to equate Nazi violence and hatred with Nazi-punching. These people are fascists. Their motivations are evil and their tactics do not require any anchors in reality. They will make up a reason to do their evil whether they are given one or not. You cannot try to keep them from finding a reason or an avenue of attack - they will create one if there isn’t one. The real battle is in the realm of media and public influence - without wins there, lies will win over truth.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:25:06pm

re: #412 jaunte

[Embedded content]

What does that pock marked piece of shit know about honor?

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EPR-radar  Oct 9, 2017 • 7:28:15pm

re: #413 electrotek

Very true.

I just don’t want the right to use this as a convenient cudgel against us.

It just doesn’t matter. The right has a seemingly infinite number of cudgels to use vs. the left, and whether they are grounded in reality or not appears to be irrelevant. So to hell with trying to appease the unappeasable.


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