And Now, Richie Rude - the Silent Shredder

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Armed with a wry smile and cunning skill on the bike, he is a man of few words. He prefers to let his riding do the talking. Richie Rude is the Silent Shredder.

Presented by: Yeti Cycles
yeticycles.com

Directed & Filmed by: Craig Grant & Joey Schusler
Edited by: Craig Grant
Creative Direction: Good Fortune Collective
Motion Graphics: Good Fortune Collective
Sound Design: Keith White

Riders: Richie Rude

Music:
Last Man Standing by Graffiti Ghosts

Shot on: Red Epic w/Canon L-Series lenses & Super 8 film

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295 comments

1
Unshaken Defiance  Oct 20, 2017 • 7:52:24pm

The sound guys… Totally sold this beyond 99% of all the familiar extreme sport videos

Then the editing etc. BRAVO.

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plansbandc  Oct 20, 2017 • 7:55:27pm

I cannot WAIT to see this!! ew.com

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Charles Johnson  Oct 20, 2017 • 7:58:04pm

re: #1 Unshaken Defiance

The sound guys… Totally sold this beyond 99% of all the familiar extreme sport videos

Then the editing etc. BRAVO.

Pretty great, wasn’t it?

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2017 • 7:59:05pm

It’s almost 9.00 p.m. at my twenty. Stepped outside to get the dog back inside, so warm! Checked the thermometer, 62°. Not exactly normal.

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:01:57pm

Want to see some nutty bicycling?

Kenny Belaey Rides Bike Across 60ft Slackline

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:04:36pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Indeed. Real film and all.

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:05:29pm

Got my bags packed and everything set for this weekend’s tournament

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whitebeach  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:06:07pm

Fuck do I know, looks like Steve McQueen in The Great Escape but without the BMW engine and the Nazis chasing him.

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William Lewis  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:09:07pm

Beautiful camera work, especially on Super-8. Thanks for posting it.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:10:25pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:19:11pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

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If only they weren’t so uppity!

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makeitstop  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:20:22pm

I can totally do that.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:21:21pm

Do what you do.

But, these are different times.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:30:16pm

Right wingers are now pimping a fake Facebook account that claims to be the wife of fallen soldier La David Johnson.

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:41:16pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Double down, it’s the RWNJ way!

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:43:26pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:48:00pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

Double down, it’s the RWNJ way!

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They couldn’t even get his name right. It’s La David, something his real wife wouldn’t have fucked up.

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:50:24pm

I’ve been blocked by ‘Sissy_1022.’ She’s no fun!

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:52:26pm
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jaunte  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:53:34pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

Upding for “waterhead nincompoop #MAGA fucknut.”

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:54:04pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

I’ve been blocked by ‘Sissy_1022.’ She’s no fun!

She just blocked me as well

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:55:30pm

It’s crazy though. Both those pages go back many years.

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jaunte  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:55:47pm

Welcome to the permanent ongoing military emergency.

“…the broad wording of the executive order seemed to imply that the executive branch would have the power to call up retired military officers and force them back into service for any reason, as the “emergency” Trump used to justify the executive order was extremely vague: “the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.”

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:56:09pm

re: #20 jaunte

Upding for “waterhead nincompoop #MAGA fucknut.”

Giphy

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:56:17pm

re: #22 GlutenFreeJesus

It’s craxy though. Both those pages go back many years.

You can edit pages

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 8:58:28pm

re: #22 GlutenFreeJesus

It’s craxy though. Both those pages go back many years.

They can also take a legitimate page, load the HTML code locally, edit that, then take a screenshot of that page, or they can use photoshop to make fake Facebook and Twitter posts, where they then share the screencap, instead of including the link

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whitebeach  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:02:14pm

Godammit, so let’s take maybe the most untactful thing Obama ever said in his eight years in the presidency, when he called the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates for “breaking into” his own home by a white Cambridge cop “stupid.” Even though what he said was simple and profound truth, he arranged to get the cop and the prof together for a beer with him to work things out.

Trump in his usual psychopathic way steps on his dick with a military widow and not only patronizes her, but when he’s called on it also attacks her congresswoman, a longtime friend and mentor of the dead soldier, then doubles down on it with lies from his chief of staff and his press spokeswoman, who never met a question she could actually answer.

If this seems like a comparison between Obama and Trump, it isn’t. There is no comparison. Obama was the leader of the free world and worthy of it. Trump belongs in a corral. No offense meant to farm and ranch animals.

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:06:02pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:06:18pm

re: #26 Kragar

They can also take a legitimate page, load the HTML code locally, edit that, then take a screenshot of that page, or they can use photoshop to make fake Facebook and Twitter posts, where they then share the screencap, instead of including the link

The fake image has a square avatar picture. Real Facebook avatar pics are circular. And the name is not blue. It’s a badly done fake.

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:06:55pm

Thread.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:13:34pm

re: #23 jaunte

Welcome to the permanent ongoing military emergency.

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Thanks jaunte. Awareness will be key to fight back.

I get depressed with the back & forth I see with the worthless rwnj. Save your energy for real shit.

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austin_blue  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:16:16pm

GDF is right.

Each week is worse than the the last. It’s just a panoply of derp spinning out of control.

When you say “It can’t get worse than this!”, the Trump Shit Show says “Hold my beer and watch this.”

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Dave In Austin  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:17:52pm

Evening all

May I add a slight edit:
It’s waterhead nincompoop #MAGA fucknut Friday Y’all!!!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:25:56pm

It’s possible that the Facebook page is real, but since it’s private the right wing scumbag who created the fake knew it couldn’t be easily checked.

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:26:35pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 20, 2017 • 9:53:27pm
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Belafon  Oct 20, 2017 • 10:02:37pm

re: #16 Kragar

How do you get that font in Facebook?

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Belafon  Oct 20, 2017 • 10:03:33pm

My avatar is square, but it’s off to the side. I could not get it to center. But I’m running it on my pc. I’m not sure if the phone is different or not.

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teleskiguy  Oct 20, 2017 • 10:04:01pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 20, 2017 • 10:13:27pm

re: #38 Belafon

I think Charles is talking about the avatars on your page that go with posts people make. Those are all round, and in the one fake comment, the avatar is square.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 20, 2017 • 10:33:16pm

Hint.
FOX News is going to be very confused on how to report on this terrorism case

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guachi  Oct 20, 2017 • 11:26:38pm

I looked at the Facebook page of Myeshia Johnson. It certainly seems real. But that post looks very fake, doesn’t it?

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Kragar  Oct 20, 2017 • 11:35:48pm

re: #42 guachi

I looked at the Facebook page of Myeshia Johnson. It certainly seems real. But that post looks very fake, doesn’t it?

Account could be legit. The post is a fake that anyone could have faked a screen shot of.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:02:09am

wtf

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majii  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:13:38am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart

“Hint.”
“FOX News is going to be very confused on how to report on this terrorism case”

He’s just a Trump supporter who is upset due to “economic issues.” //

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:21:20am
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Dave In Austin  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:07:35am

Hooked on “Battlestar Galactica” again…..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:12:05am

John Kelly, answering a question as to why U.S. Special Forces are in Niger: We are in Africa to “teach them how to respect human rights”.

Well, we certainly taught Chad a thing or two by imposing a travel ban…

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Dave In Austin  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:18:06am

re: #48 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I call a little bit of bullshit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:36:03am

re: #49 Dave In Austin

I call a little bit of bullshit.

I am not saying there was a direct cause-and-effect link, but we have no reason to alienate our allies in any part of the world where we are supposed to be actively fighting terrorism.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Oct 21, 2017 • 3:34:18am

Looks like the University of Florida had every right to be fearful about Richard Spencer giving a speech there.

Police: 3 men made Nazi salutes, shot at protesters after Richard Spencer event

(CNN)Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.
The gunshot narrowly missed the group of six to eight protesters, striking a business behind them, police said.

Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colt Fears, 28, had driven from Texas to Gainesville, Florida, for Spencer’s speech at the Phillips Center.

[…]

The incident began shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, about an hour after Spencer’s speech ended, when the three men allegedly drove up to a nearby bus stop in a silver Jeep, according to police. They began threatening and yelling what the police report described as “Hail Hitler,” and other chants at a group of protesters..

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:36:17am

Out on October 27th!

wolfenstein.bethesda.net

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:36:37am

good grief

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:39:19am

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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Bad news for Ted Cruz’s dad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:44:31am

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.

this indicates that something major is about to break and he needs a whale-sized red herring to toss out there

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I cannot.  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:45:23am

re: #52 Shropshire Slasher

SHUT UP BETHESDA AND TAKE ALL MY MONEY!

Nazi punching!

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Teukka  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:45:40am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

this indicates that something major is about to break and he needs a whale-sized red herring to toss out there

I second that assessment.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:45:49am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes. Mueller might be about to publish his findings.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:55:56am

re: #56 I cannot.

I still remember the first day I saw Wolfenstein 3D. I knew I was hooked. I like how there are bonus rounds in Wolfenstein: New Order where you can play the old version.

Wolfenstein 3D Full Playthrough (DOS)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:56:28am

Something for the MRAs and sundry misogynists to rally around and spin like crazy:

Woman jailed for false rape claim against soldier

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:57:24am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Release bad news on Friday, good news/look squirrel! on Mondays.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 5:58:26am

re: #61 Shropshire Slasher

Release bad news on Friday, good news/look squirrel! on Mondays.

whatever else you can say about DT’s abilities, he knows how to manipulate the press like a master baiter

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:00:10am
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jeffreyw  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:02:40am

Imgur


Good morning - now with homemade mayo!

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lawhawk  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:07:19am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Trump’s up to his daily games of bully, bloviate, lie, and project.

What’s today’s actions? Well, let’s see - there’s the projection and deflections about Rep. Wilson.

Then there’s the tweet about the JFK files.

Trump’s doing it because Congress asked him to declassify the remaining records. Trump’s not doing it for any other reason.

Why the fuck is Congress asking for this at this time and this place in history? Trump’s too busy showing depraved indifference to Puerto Rico and can’t get needed resources to the island to restore power faster. Trump’s failures harm millions of Americans, and yet there’s a need for releasing JFK files?

What’s going on here? Has everyone in DC lost their fucking minds? /rhetorical

No - it’s because there’s a statutory deadline coming up at the end of the month, and Congress is trying to get Trump to do his fucking job.

Resolutions introduced in the House and Senate would call on the president to allow release of documents held by the National Archives and Records Administration, and for the Archives to work to meet a statutory deadline that arrives later in October.

The deadline occurs because it will be the 25th anniversary of the signing of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act.

The leaders of the Senate resolution are Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, who is a former chairman of the committee.

“The assassination of President Kennedy was one of the most shocking and tragic events in our nation’s history,” Leahy said in a statement. “Americans have the right to know what our government knows. Transparency is crucial for our country to fully reckon with this national tragedy, and that is the purpose of these resolutions.”

Grassley expressed a similar sentiment in his statement.

“Transparency in government is critical not only to ensuring accountability; it’s also essential to understanding our nation’s history. The assassination of President Kennedy occurred at a pivotal time for our nation, and nearly 54 years later, we are still learning the details of how our government responded and what it may have known beforehand. Americans deserve a full picture of what happened that fateful day in November 1963,” Grassley said.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:08:59am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:09:31am

re: #65 lawhawk

“Transparency in government is critical not only to ensuring accountability; it’s also essential to understanding our nation’s history…”

Releasing one’s tax returns would do a lot to increase the transparency of this administration’s motives and actions…

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:10:50am
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lawhawk  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:15:58am

Trump’s at it again.

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JordanRules  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:16:45am

re: #65 lawhawk

Kinda like the holidays he proclaims that are already holidays. Such a dotard!

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lawhawk  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:22:12am

re: #70 JordanRules

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JordanRules  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:26:32am

Sounds familiar.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:28:00am

Morning Lizardim.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:31:05am

re: #72 JordanRules

Out of the 40+ accounts of sexual harassment and assault, he goes after Lupita.

If he can find one accuser with a flaw in her story, then it will be used to indicate the rest were also just fabricating things.

Well, that would work if he were a GOP supporter, but certain new agencies take delight in every opportunity then can find to report on “Clinton supporter and donor ((Harvey Weinstein))”

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lawhawk  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:32:32am

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That’s the same tactic that the GOP has used to rally around sex predator Trump who they elected president knowing he’s a self admitted serial sex harasser and perv who used his role at beauty pageants to get eyefulls of young women as they dressed/undressed at the pageants.

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lawhawk  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:32:44am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:34:33am

re: #76 lawhawk

That means only 16.6% of Puerto Rico has had power restored. Nearly 85% is still without power. That’s more than a month after Maria hit.

Granted, Puerto Rico is heavily indebted and their infrastructure is sub-standard. But that has no bearing on the imperative to restore basic services to as many citizens as possible as quickly as possible.

Then will be the appropriate time to talk about debt and infrastructure issues.

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austin_blue  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:38:26am

re: #72 JordanRules

Sounds familiar.

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What is it about Black Women that makes white men so insecure? Is it a pathology?

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lawhawk  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:40:12am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We could even do both simultaneously.

GOP doesn’t want to. Trump doesn’t want to. And they’re the ones holding the cards.

They’re more interested in giving the appearance that everything is okay, and the news has already drifted out of the media focus (which is absolutely unconscionable).

It takes no effort to have a bug on the national news websites indicating power/water restoration levels in PR. You could create a 150x150 bug that updates regularly and sits prominently on the page showing exactly how Trump is failing.

They did that kind of thing during the campaign when talking about Clinton not doing press conferences and other such bullshit.

This is far more critical and yet there’s nothing but crickets.

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JordanRules  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:45:17am

re: #78 austin_blue

Its crazy. That intersection of race and gender is just too much.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:45:49am

re: #78 austin_blue

What is it about Black Women that makes white men so insecure? Is it a pathology?

It’s black people in general, really. White men fear the power of the black man to seduce their wimminz, too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:48:24am

re: #81 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s black people in general, really. White men fear the power of the black man to seduce their wimminz, too.

I had a college roommate at Indiana University who was the template for a privileged white male racist. And he commented once about what to do with a white woman who had been raped by a black man…saying that the most humane thing to do would be to kill her, there was no use to any white man for her after that.

and he was not joking

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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:48:30am

re: #79 lawhawk

We could even do both simultaneously.

GOP doesn’t want to. Trump doesn’t want to. And they’re the ones holding the cards.

They’re more interested in giving the appearance that everything is okay, and the news has already drifted out of the media focus (which is absolutely unconscionable).

It takes no effort to have a bug on the national news websites indicating power/water restoration levels in PR. You could create a 150x150 bug that updates regularly and sits prominently on the page showing exactly how Trump is failing.

They did that kind of thing during the campaign when talking about Clinton not doing press conferences and other such bullshit.

This is far more critical and yet there’s nothing but crickets.

Tis the nature of the beast, they’ve always gotta move on to the latest “breaking news” story, even if that story is as empty as “classified FBI documents on JFK to be released by Trump!,” as though he’s gonna finally solve the mystery for the nation.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:49:40am

re: #81 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s black people in general, really. White men fear the power of the black man to seduce their wimminz, too.

Yep that’s one of the oldest tropes of racists.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:49:41am

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

I am not surprised.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:52:45am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

Yep that’s one of the oldest tropes of racists.

Yup. And then the reverse is that white men are intimidated by the strength and independence of black women, so they have to minimize them and belittle them however they can.

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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:52:46am

I’ll call it right now: When the files are released, the media will spend days bringing on “experts” who will each offer their own viewpoint of what the files “say,” but ultimately all will admit that there’s nothing definitive there and the “mystery” remains.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:54:06am

The truly messed up thing and I know it’s not a coincidence is the terrible mistreatment of black women by slave owners throughout history. In other words the fears about black men raping white women were good old fashioned projection.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:55:05am

re: #88 HappyWarrior

The truly messed up thing and I know it’s not a coincidence is the terrible mistreatment of black women by slave owners throughout history. In other words the fears about black men raping white women were good old fashioned projection.

Projection, or perhaps fear that they were going to take their revenge.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:57:08am

re: #89 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Projection, or perhaps fear that they were going to take their revenge.

Which is why you have the same fear bullshit about whites being the minority.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 6:57:29am

re: #90 HappyWarrior

Which is why you have the same fear bullshit about whites being the minority.

Bingo.

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:00:05am

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sgt. Johnson’s loved ones are burying him today. And Trump The President of the United States is doing this:

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:00:56am

re: #92 dangerman

He’s a disgrace but his supporters won’t care.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:01:50am

I’m surprised none of the usual right wing hacks have claimed that Soros paid off Johnson’s parents to say Trump disrespected their family.

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:01:58am

re: #66 FormerDirtDart

In other words, “the statute Congress enacted providing for opening the files will go into effect as scheduled”:

… in 1992, signed by GHWB

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:03:34am

re: #89 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Projection, or perhaps fear that they were going to take their revenge.

And that is how I see this huge fear about a “white minority”. They figure if they get in the minority they will be treated as they have treated minorities. They know what kind of shits they are, they just don’t care. But it’s only funny when it’s happening to someone else.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:03:36am

re: #95 dangerman

And he will take all of the credit for it even though it was signed in 1992.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:09:15am

re: #96 Eventual Carrion

And that is how I see this huge fear about a “white minority”. They figure if they get in the minority they will be treated as they have treated minorities. They know what kind of shits they are, they just don’t care. But it’s only funny when it’s happening to someone else.

Yep. Honestly, my favorite is when David Duke tells older whites “Think about your grandchildren!” And I wonder how the hell are my parents supposed to feel about that? Their granddaughter, my niece is the first American born person on her mother’s side. She’s Hispanic. I was talking about this with my parents the other day but I explained to my Dad that in his grandparents day, marrying outside of one’s religion was controversial and how his grandfather a Lutheran marrying a Catholic would have been a big deal in many quarters back then.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:10:22am

re: #98 HappyWarrior

Yep. Honestly, my favorite is when David Duke tells older whites “Think about your grandchildren!” And I wonder how the hell are my parents supposed to feel about that? Their granddaughter, my niece is the first American born person on her mother’s side. She’s Hispanic. I was talking about this with my parents the other day but I explained to my Dad that in his grandparents day, marrying outside of one’s religion was controversial and how his grandfather a Lutheran marrying a Catholic would have been a big deal in many quarters back then.

My grandchildren? I would love it if one of them came home with a non-white significant other. We could use a little diversity in my pasty-white, Western European/Scandinavian family.

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austin_blue  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:11:13am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

I’m surprised none of the usual right wing hacks have claimed that Soros paid off Johnson’s parents to say Trump disrespected their family.

Shhhh… be vewy, vewy quiet!

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:11:24am

re: #87 Targetpractice

I’ll call it right now: When the files are released, the media will spend days bringing on “experts” who will each offer their own viewpoint of what the files “say,” but ultimately all will admit that there’s nothing definitive there and the “mystery” remains.

they’ll either claim this proves the conspiracy or if they cant, then they’ll claim all docs were not released and that proves the conspiracy

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meteor  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:12:24am

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

Holy shit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:12:52am

re: #99 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My grandchildren? I would love it if one of them came home with a non-white significant other. We could use a little diversity in my pasty-white, Western European/Scandinavian family.

Plus my niece can dance quite well and she sure didn’t get that from our side! But yeah, I’d never feel threatened by that. I think as I got at, we’re all products of mixing. Whether that’s religion, class, race, whatever. There’s no such thing as someone who is racially “pure” because our concept of race is myth. Sure, there are those like yourself who are predominately Western European/Scandinavian.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:13:08am

re: #100 austin_blue

Shhhh… be vewy, vewy quiet!

Ah good thinking Elmer.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:13:13am

re: #98 HappyWarrior

[snip]
I was talking about this with my parents the other day but I explained to my Dad that in his grandparents day, marrying outside of one’s religion was controversial and how his grandfather a Lutheran marrying a Catholic would have been a big deal in many quarters back then.

At least one of them could still get Indulgences.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:13:48am

re: #102 meteor

It is how they think. They have no acceptance of anything other than their own ideas.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:14:28am

re: #103 HappyWarrior

Plus my niece can dance quite well and she sure didn’t get that from our side! But yeah, I’d never feel threatened by that. I think as I got at, we’re all products of mixing. Whether that’s religion, class, race, whatever. There’s no such thing as someone who is racially “pure” because our concept of race is myth. Sure, there are those like yourself who are predominately Western European/Scandinavian.

But even there, there’s lots of blending across country borders. I’m effectively a mutt even with a large proportion of Scotch/Irish ancestry. Same with Mrs. Fish, even though her mother’s family is almost strictly of Swedish descent, her father’s certainly isn’t. The only thing all those really have in common is their skin color, and that makes for a poor conception of “purity”.

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:15:11am

re: #92 dangerman

Sgt. Johnson’s loved ones are burying him today. And Trump The President of the United States is doing this:

I repeat: this president* singles out and publicly targets individual citizens

he does it as president, using the power and media tools of his office

clearly not president* of/for all of us

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:15:17am

re: #105 Eventual Carrion

At least one of them could still get Indulgences.

Ha! Yeah. Anyhow, the kids- my grandfather and his siblings were raised Catholic. I honestly had no idea my surname’s bearers were Lutherans for centuries. Always assumed we were Catholic because as I said my grandfather was raised RCC and my Dad and aunts/uncles were too so I always assumed I must have come from a long line of Bavarian Catholics but nope Hessian Lutherans.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:15:28am

re: #107 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

With my Russian, German and Polish background so am I.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:16:23am

re: #110 PhillyPretzel

With my Russian, German and Polish background so am I.

Mrs. Fish’s father’s family is part German and part Jewish. The family joke (or perhaps an apocryphal legend, no one seems to be clear on the facts) is that somebody in the family came home with a Jewish war bride.

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:16:48am

re: #96 Eventual Carrion

And that is how I see this huge fear about a “white minority”. They figure if they get in the minority they will be treated as they have treated minorities. They know what kind of shits they are, they just don’t care. But it’s only funny when it’s happening to someone else.

wrongly

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:16:48am

re: #107 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

But even there, there’s lots of blending across country borders. I’m effectively a mutt even with a large proportion of Scotch/Irish ancestry. Same with Mrs. Fish, even though her mother’s family is almost strictly of Swedish descent, her father’s certainly isn’t. The only thing all those really have in common is their skin color, and that makes for a poor conception of “purity”.

Absolutely. The cultural diversity on my side even though we’re all “white” is very different. I’m German/Irish on my Dad’s but Slovak(Rusyn)/Slovene on my Mom’s. It’s silly but a lot of the traditional foods my grandmother has made for us are foods my Dad never would have had growing up. He had never had pierogis, halushki, or kolbasi before he met my mom.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:18:09am

re: #111 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That is why I am a combination of Russian, German and Polish. Being Jewish one has a lot of different cultures in one’s background.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:18:23am

Racial purity is a stupid man’s game. I’m proud of my accomplishments. But my skin color? Nope.

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:18:30am

re: #99 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My grandchildren? I would love it if one of them came home with a non-white significant other. We could use a little diversity in my pasty-white, Western European/Scandinavian family.

My son being Vietnamese could marry a fair skinned blond with blue eyes and their kids will still be well suntanned. I pray I get to live to see it Mr. Duke, because that’s the future of H. Sapiens.

proof.nationalgeographic.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:18:33am

re: #114 PhillyPretzel

That is why I am a combination of Russian, German and Polish. Being Jewish one has a lot of different cultures in one’s background.

That took a minute to sink in. Heh.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:19:49am

re: #116 William Lewis

My son being Vietnamese could marry a fair skinned blond with blue eyes and their kids will still be well suntanned. I pray I get to live to see it Mr. Duke, because that’s the future of H. Sapiens.

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proof.nationalgeographic.com

One of my nephews is set to marry a lovely Asian lady. She’s already one of my favorites among the nephews and nieces because when I started going off on my Facebook rants against all the right-wing derp, she was liking and commenting and supporting.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:20:45am

re: #114 PhillyPretzel

That is why I am a combination of Russian, German and Polish. Being Jewish one has a lot of different cultures in one’s background.

I have noticed that with many Jewish families that they have a lot of ethnic diversity in where their forebearers came from. It’s my understanding that there was sadly some elitism by German Jews to the Eastern European ones who had been less assimilated into their old countries towards the Eastern European ones who were more impoverished. If I had to draw a parallel, sort of how Irish Protestants looked down on Irish Catholics.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:22:14am

re: #73 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Morning Lizardim.

Our government approved phrase of greeting on every occasion is now “Merry Christmas.”

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:23:33am

re: #115 HappyWarrior

Racial purity is a stupid man’s game. I’m proud of my accomplishments. But my skin color? Nope.

even more so when it’s conflated with national origins, cultural history lines, let alone shifting borders over time, migrations, how long is long enough to be considered “native”, etc.

“stupid” doesnt begin to cover it

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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:23:51am

Unfortunately, most officials forms don’t have an option for “American Mutt,” as that’s how I generally refer to myself as when the question of ethnicity comes up. My father’s family originally traces its ancestry to a pair of brothers that came over in the 18th century from England, but his branch ended up in Washington and includes members of the local Yakama tribe. So I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a bit of French-Canadian mixed in as well.

My mother’s family? Small town from SE Kentucky, a state whose motto might as well be “14 million people, 12 last names.” Through my grandmother’s family line, I’m related to at least four different families in the state. I haven’t dug too deeply into my mother’s lineage because I fear that I’ll find parts of that tree don’t branch (if you know what I mean). I’ll close that matter by saying you can’t quite hear the banjo music, but there’s some folks in that neck of the woods who look like they know how to make ya squeal like a pig.

So yeah, as far as I’m concerned, I don’t give a flying fuck what your background is. I am pasty white, but that’s not because of my lineage…it’s because I work a lot of nights and I don’t venture outside much because my skin doesn’t tan so much as cook.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:24:10am

re: #112 dangerman

wrongly

I know, but it seems to be the only way they can think of it. And their belief system has it entrenched.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:28:39am

re: #110 PhillyPretzel

With my Russian, German and Polish background so am I.

My dad’s Slovak family never accepted my dad’s choice of marrying a Croatian…

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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:30:11am

Besides, if you’re a fan of history, then any ideas of racial homogeneity should be absolutely hilarious, considering all the various wars and conflicts over the centuries in Europe alone. Most of which tended to involve sexual conquests of both the willing and unwilling variety, which in turn lead to a lot of offspring whose lineage mixed the conquerors and the conquered.

Hell, the Romans were big on the idea that there was no French (Gaulians), British (Britannia), Germans, etc. You were Roman from the moment you were born because you were born into the lands that Rome laid claim to. So long as you paid your taxes and followed the rules, they didn’t give a shit where you came from.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:31:54am

re: #109 HappyWarrior

One of the earliest examples of irrational prejudice I recall was my Lutheran grandmother refusing to speak to her Catholic relatives.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:33:06am

re: #126 jaunte

One of the earliest examples of irrational prejudice I recall was my Lutheran grandmother refusing to speak to her Catholic relatives.

I guess my middle sister got a long letter from my oldest sister when she married a Lutheran (we were all Catholic).

Oldest sister has since converted to Mormonism…

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:34:27am
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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:35:31am

re: #128 FormerDirtDart

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Even when he’s not serving Cheeto Benito, he’s still lying has ass off. I can see why he was hired.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:36:16am

re: #128 FormerDirtDart

Too bad Harvard didn’t put some hedges on stage for him to speak from.

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:36:40am

re: #128 FormerDirtDart

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there’s a reason they are on camera

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:38:28am

re: #126 jaunte

One of the earliest examples of irrational prejudice I recall was my Lutheran grandmother refusing to speak to her Catholic relatives.

My wife is Lutheran, and I am a 40 year recovering RC (day by day doing my best to piss off the religious right, one day at a time). She brought up all our kids in the church until their confirmation. Then it was their choice if they stayed with church or not.

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:38:29am

re: #126 jaunte

One of the earliest examples of irrational prejudice I recall was my Lutheran grandmother refusing to speak to her Catholic relatives.

My mother told me of how she went to see her priest to ask him the process for my father to convert (raised Lutheran & willing) and was in screamed at for daring to date a Lutheran. She turned around and didn’t go back (other than for occasional Christmas & Easter masses at whatever church was nearest) for 30+ years. It impacted my life choices too - I found the ritual at the Episcopal church familiar and comfortable but without the authority issues. My mother would have been happier had I crossed the Tiber, but that’s not going to happen for me.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:40:41am

re: #131 dangerman

Speaking of on camera, but a change of pace. For those that enjoy aviation video, you will enjoy slow this. A formation of US helicopters refueling at sunset, in slow motion. Good soundtrack too. HT The Drive

Helicopters Refueling Inflight • Slow Motion

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:43:52am

re: #132 Eventual Carrion

My wife is Lutheran, and I am a 40 year recovering RC (day by day doing my best to piss off the religious right, one day at a time). She brought up all our kids in the church until their confirmation. Then it was their choice if they stayed with church or not.

There is a group of ministers that get together once a month here in town. The idea is they can discuss the issues that concern all of them, I think even the RC priest has shown up once in awhile though it’s usually Father Art from our Episcopalian parish that’s the farthest out there. Well, the First Congregational church in town is one of the few around here with a classical bell tower and at the last meeting thier preacher was complaining about how they’d gotten a bat infestation up there as fall was setting in. They were comparing suggestions when Father Art walked in and heard them. “Oh that’s easy to fix. We just have a confirmation service for them and we never see them again.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:50:22am

My LGF subscription seems to have cancelled itself. Weird. Anyone else have this happen?

You will not be billed for this subscription again.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:50:55am
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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:50:56am

re: #136 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Now you have gone and done it…

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:51:36am

re: #136 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

DM Charles. He takes care of all that quickly.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:52:03am

re: #126 jaunte

One of the earliest examples of irrational prejudice I recall was my Lutheran grandmother refusing to speak to her Catholic relatives.

Hell there were many country clubs that forbade Catholic and Jewish members well into the 60’s.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:52:54am

re: #136 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I had that happen to me on Pay Pal. I mentioned it to Charles and he checked his database which said I was paid. This is why I no longer have a Pay Pal account and I just finished paying for LGF through Go Fund Me.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:53:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:53:53am

“Fake news doesn’t spent…”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:53:57am

re: #137 Ace-o-aces

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You assume Putin doesn’t already have it.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:54:44am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder how he found out.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:54:48am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Fake news doesn’t spent…”

The economy was doing pretty well before you became President but you went out and lied about the unemployment rate. Fuck you Donnie.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:55:16am

re: #145 jaunte

I wonder how he found out.

My favorites are when he complains about the media and then cites Fox and Friends or The Five.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:56:09am

re: #136 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Double secret probation

Double Secret Probation

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:57:03am
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:57:46am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

His English teachers must be rolling in their graves. My late dad would be rolling his eyes and muttering the word “mesuga.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 7:58:38am

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He listens to Alex Jones. Nuff said.

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Dizzy  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:00:17am

The brilliance of Andy Borowitz: “The End Of Trump”

YouTube

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:02:03am

Auntie Maxine is on a roll:

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:03:49am

AP being more accurate than their brethren

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:04:44am

re: #150 PhillyPretzel

His English teachers must be rolling in their graves. My late dad would be rolling his eyes and muttering the word “mesuga.”

it scares me that there is nobody controlling or even spell-checking what comes out of this Presidency

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:06:02am

Hi, y’all. Shameless page promotion. There is a doozy of an op-ed in my regional paper this morning, blaming climbing divorce rates in Nebraska on the ease of obtaining credentials for religious officiants.

She is asking for people to respond to her in the op-ed with their opinions and provides her E-mail, so I thought I would deconstruct her op-ed here and invite others to write her (my wife already did).

I Now Pronounce You Husband and Wife: False Premises on Divorce Rates Leads to Faulty Conclusion (Goes to the right-hand column of Little Green Footballs)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:07:03am
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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:07:24am

For some reason, the GOP is acting as if they have no accountability to their own voters.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:08:10am

re: #156 Anymouse 🌹

Hi, y’all. Shameless page promotion. There is a doozy of an op-ed in my regional paper this morning, blaming climbing divorce rates in Nebraska on the ease of obtaining credentials for religious officiants.

Little Green Footballs)

Half of the Great Marriage Debate seems to stem from people’s inability to distinguish the sacrament of Holy Matrimony from the civil status of marriage. There was a time when the two were identical and completely overlapping.

That is no longer the case.

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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:10:45am

re: #158 jaunte

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For some reason, the GOP is acting as if they have no accountability to their own voters.

Because they don’t figure they do.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:10:49am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:12:18am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:14:58am
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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:15:13am

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Not to worry, I understand Dear Leader sent the family vouchers for a free day of golf at one of his clubs.

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JordanRules  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:15:49am

re: #161 FormerDirtDart

It’s unfortunate that he’s moved on to do the same to nations now.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:16:03am

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But clearly he shows more respect for the troops than any President in history. The most respectful President ever.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:16:19am

re: #164 Targetpractice

Not to worry, I understand Dear Leader sent the family vouchers for a free day of golf at one of his clubs.

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*some fees may apply

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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:20:28am

Man spends more time on the golf course than the PGA Tour!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:22:47am

re: #166 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

But clearly he shows more respect for the troops than any President in history. The most respectful President ever.

he has the most respectful respects!

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Targetpractice  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:24:04am

Trump 2020 motto: “Four More Golf Tours!”

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:25:48am

re: #161 FormerDirtDart

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Once the money is clean you don’t stay at the laundry mat. After a while people start noticing you if you are around too long.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:28:03am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:30:11am

re: #172 jaunte

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Crinkey.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:33:38am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:34:46am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

it scares me that there is nobody controlling or even spell-checking what comes out of this Presidency

Well, if he tries to transmit the nuclear codes without spellcheck, that could save us all. /half

Or maybe we’ll get even luckier and one of those illegible Captcha things will come up before he can transmit them. /three-quarters

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:35:21am

re: #175 Anymouse 🌹

Well, if he tries to transmit the nuclear codes without spellcheck, that could save us all. /half

Or maybe we’ll get even luckier and one of those illegible Captcha things will come up before he can transmit them. /three-quarters

or launch missiles at Covfefestan?

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:38:07am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:39:10am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Half of the Great Marriage Debate seems to stem from people’s inability to distinguish the sacrament of Holy Matrimony from the civil status of marriage. There was a time when the two were identical and completely overlapping.

That is no longer the case.

For the overwhelming majority of life in European nations (and for a while here), religious marriages were things that concerned only the wealthy and politically powerful. The average peon just got together (perhaps they might have a party) and that was it. (See common-law marriage today.)

Gradually, churches took on marriage, and claimed a moral high ground that “marriage must be sanctified by God.”

There seems to be an direct correlation to piety and the divorce rate (more pious, more divorces).

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:42:17am

re: #177 jaunte

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Snap. You’re in big trouble now Raffy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:43:16am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹

Changed “inverse” to “direct”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:44:01am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹

There seems to be an inverse correlation to piety and the divorce rate (more pious, more divorces).

I think that’s because they’re supposed to marry before they have sex, so they’re with the first person to accept them, rather than dating many people before settling down like modern Americans do

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:45:00am

re: #181 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I think that’s because they’re supposed to marry before they have sex, so they’re with the first person to accept them, rather than dating many people before settling down like modern Americans do

It’s definitely a hot topic in the Christian community about sexual compatibility (or lack thereof) and abstinence before marriage. It’s really tough to know what you enjoy in the bedroom if you never indulge in bedroom play.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:45:44am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹

For the overwhelming majority of life in European nations (and for a while here), religious marriages were things that concerned only the wealthy and politically powerful. The average peon just got together (perhaps they might have a party) and that was it. (See common-law marriage today.)

Gradually, churches took on marriage, and claimed a moral high ground that “marriage must be sanctified by God.”

There seems to be an direct correlation to piety and the divorce rate (more pious, more divorces).

There were no civil registrars: you have to check church records for information on marriages, births and deaths (I do a bit of that for people who come here as tourists researching family history)

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:45:58am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹

For the overwhelming majority of life in European nations (and for a while here), religious marriages were things that concerned only the wealthy and politically powerful. The average peon just got together (perhaps they might have a party) and that was it. (See common-law marriage today.)

Gradually, churches took on marriage, and claimed a moral high ground that “marriage must be sanctified by God.”

There seems to be an inverse correlation to piety and the divorce rate (more pious, more divorces).

I have known kids from very fundamentalist sects that would go out and get married so they could have sex until they were bored with each other and then divorce because divorce was seen as much less sinful than pre-marital sex and any children would still be considered legitimate. Most of the ones I’ve known just went to the Justice of the Peace and didn’t bother with a church marriage.

OTOH, I knew one of those couples in high school, both were 16 and they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Guess they don’t get bored easily… ;)

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:50:08am

re: #182 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s definitely a hot topic in the Christian community about sexual compatibility (or lack thereof) and abstinence before marriage. It’s really tough to know what you enjoy in the bedroom if you never indulge in bedroom play.

I’m of the opinion that we need a) an effective male contraceptive then b) we could do like some SF has proposed - have a ritual/ceremony at 12 - 16 year where kids have serious sex ed ala confirmation classes, get a contraceptive implant and then are told “go hither and experiment with the gifts of God”.

For all our jokes about the puritans, they had a healthier custom in trundling than many others have.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:52:05am

re: #181 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I think that’s because they’re supposed to marry before they have sex, so they’re with the first person to accept them, rather than dating many people before settling down like modern Americans do

divorce rate for Evangelicals is much the same as it is for the entire nation…around 30%

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:53:23am

re: #185 William Lewis

I’m of the opinion that we need a) an effective male contraceptive then b) we could do like some SF has proposed - have a ritual/ceremony at 12 - 16 year where kids have serious sex ed ala confirmation classes, get a contraceptive implant and then are told “go hither and experiment with the gifts of God”.

For all our jokes about the puritans, they had a healthier custom in trundling than many others have.

They did that in Colorado, paying for long-acting contraceptives. That resulted in a massive reduction in out-of-wedlock teen pregnancy (with the follow-on effect of higher graduation rates), and a sharp reduction in the teen abortion rate.

Conservatives couldn’t have that (takes away their abortion and promiscuity talking points), so they fearmongered the state and killed the programme.

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:55:16am

re: #186 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

divorce rate for Evangelicals is much the same as it is for the entire nation…around 30%

Which implies that perhaps others do it for similar reasons even if they don’t recognize it as such.

I do tend to think that we would do well to have trial and term marriages recognized in law. Perhaps 1 year terms for a trial that can be converted to term or permanent later on? I can imagine a 5 year term marriage being fairly popular as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:56:05am

re: #187 Anymouse 🌹

Conservatives couldn’t have that (takes away their abortion and promiscuity talking points), so they fearmongered the state and killed the programme.

They are convinced that teaching teenagers about sex only leads them to be more promiscuous…

remember: sex is filthy and animalistic, which is why you should save it for the person you marry!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:56:48am

re: #185 William Lewis

For all our jokes about the puritans, they had a healthier custom in trundling than many others have.

en.wikipedia.org

Trundling is the practice of rolling large rocks or boulders down hillsides. It is discouraged in many areas, for reasons of safety and environmental impact.

Its practice can be traced back to rock climbers in the 18th century in North America.

I don’t know, that sounds like a pretty severe way to treat teenagers.

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:58:16am

Man, first thing in the morning and I have to watch a video of somebody making work for me.

/thumbs up

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 8:58:55am

re: #188 William Lewis

Which implies that perhaps others do it for similar reasons even if they don’t recognize it as such.

I do tend to think that we would do well to have trial and term marriages recognized in law. Perhaps 1 year terms for a trial that can be converted to term or permanent later on? I can imagine a 5 year term marriage being fairly popular as well.

Sounds like an enlistment contract. /s

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:10:13am

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹

en.wikipedia.org

I don’t know, that sounds like a pretty severe way to treat teenagers.

Since it seems to be difficult to find an online cite right now, I’ll simply explain what I’ve read in the past. Trundling in this case referred to the trundle beds that were spare beds stored under other beds in a household. During courting, rather than make one of the young persons, usually but not always the boy, go home in the dark they would be allowed to share a trundle overnight. Sometimes and places put a board between them but often didn’t bother. If they were compatible, they would learn soon enough; likewise if not. Marriage was only encumbered in case of pregnancy.

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William Lewis  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:10:34am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹

Sounds like an enlistment contract. /s

Quite.

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Skip Intro  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:18:37am

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:22:02am

re: #158 jaunte

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For some reason, the GOP is acting as if they have no accountability to their own voters.

With Citizens United, Gerrymandering, Voter ID laws and their 24/7 KKKonservative Bullshit Machine, RepubliKKKlans can do whatever they want and get away with it!

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Skip Intro  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:29:05am

Anybody see or read Nazi leader Steven Bannon’s speech to the CA GOP last night? All that was missing were the torches and the book burnings. The CA GOP loved it, BTW, especially where he attacked GWB for criticizing the God-Emperor.

Bannon Slams George W. Bush for ‘Destructive’ Presidency in Speech to California GOP

As ugly as it is out there now, this is just the beginning. Any hope of a sane GOP comeback is now completely over.

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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ObserverArt  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:39:34am

re: #197 Skip Intro

Anybody see or read Nazi leader Steven Bannon’s speech to the CA GOP last night? All that was missing were the torches and the book burnings. The CA GOP loved it, BTW, especially where he attacked GWB for criticizing the God-Emperor.

Bannon Slams George W. Bush for ‘Destructive’ Presidency in Speech to California GOP

As ugly as it is out there now, this is just the beginning. Any hope of a sane GOP comeback is now completely over.

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

Bannon for President!

(I can hear the calls a comin’…Steve, Steve, Steve)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:40:12am

re: #197 Skip Intro

Well, if Doug Jones pulls off a victory over Roy Moore in Alabama in December, that might change their calculus.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:44:21am

re: #197 Skip Intro

Anybody see or read Nazi leader Steven Bannon’s speech to the CA GOP last night? All that was missing were the torches and the book burnings. The CA GOP loved it, BTW, especially where he attacked GWB for criticizing the God-Emperor.

Bannon Slams George W. Bush for ‘Destructive’ Presidency in Speech to California GOP

As ugly as it is out there now, this is just the beginning. Any hope of a sane GOP comeback is now completely over.

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

Reading the article, a whole lot of Republicans seemed unhappy with the invitation. The end of that article at CBS notes:

Political scientist Jack Pitney, who teaches at Claremont McKenna College, said he doubted the speech would color the 2018 congressional contests, which remain far off for most voters.

More broadly, he said Bannon’s politics would hurt the GOP, including among affluent, well-educated voters who play an important part in county elections.

“Inviting him was a moral and political blunder,” Pitney said in an email.

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Jay C  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:48:27am

re: #195 Skip Intro

And if we need any more depressing reading this fine Saturday morning afternoon, check out this piece from the eminently-readable Adam L. Silverman at Balloon Juice:. Not that he’s panicking, or telling us that we should be panicking: but he does point out and elaborate on an observation by Josh Marshall: that CoS Kelly’s remarks yesterday were not only remarkable for their blatantly politicized mendacity: but the whole tenor of the WH’s disgraceful handling of the Niger casualties flap definitely does NOT bode well for the future of military-civilian relations. RTWT

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ObserverArt  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:51:04am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

Reading the article, a whole lot of Republicans seemed unhappy with the invitation. The end of that article at CBS notes:

I hope Bannon really helps split the party even more than it is now.

You have Tea Party/Freedom Caucus, Mitch & Paulie Bots and now Bannon Bully’s. Anyone trying to be an old timey GOPer is by themselves, if there are any.

Why, it is like the Tower of Babblers. No one can speak to each other and there is no cohesion.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:51:45am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

“Inviting him was a blunder”

No shit, Sherlock! Bannon says he is a follower of Lenin. It’s nice to see the RepubliKKKlans have a feud between Bolsheviks and Mensheviks!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:53:58am

Why do imagine this exchange taking place at the WH?

Aide: No, Mr. President you can’t make yourself a General.
DT: Why not?
Aide: It wouldn’t be proper sir, we have regulations for things like that.
DT: But I want to! I could have the most beautiful uniform made. The finest fabric, the finest. And I could put a bunch of shiny medals on it…
Aide: I’m sorry sir, that’s not allowed.
DT: More rules, more regulations. When do I get have fun around here?
Aide: ….
DT: You’re a spy for Obama or Hillary aren’t you? I knew it!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:55:07am

My wife just wrote a long letter to the author of the marriage piece, and a shorter version for the op-ed page of the Star-Herald that fits in their under-400 word requirement.

She managed in 396 words to cram in citations from history books, the Census Bureau, and even an article from The National Review, all of which rebuts the author’s assertions about divorce rates. (The NR article should get our local paper’s attention, since the paper leans very right-wing.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 9:57:51am

re: #201 Jay C

I would note too that the Press Secretary challenged those who would question a “four-star general.”

Stonekettle dryly observed on Twitter that if Kelly is a four-star general (rather than a retired four-star general), then he should be prosecuted under the UCMJ for the charge “Contempt of Officials” (the attack on Rep. Wilson).

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Skip Intro  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:02:33am

re: #206 Anymouse 🌹

Lying Huckabooboo gets a nice puff piece in today’s Washington Post.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:02:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:06:30am

re: #197 Skip Intro

Anybody see or read Nazi leader Steven Bannon’s speech to the CA GOP last night? All that was missing were the torches and the book burnings. The CA GOP loved it, BTW, especially where he attacked GWB for criticizing the God-Emperor.

Bannon announced that he was going to come gunning for the GOP establishment.

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Skip Intro  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:06:35am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

I only saw one out of office Republican complain. As the article notes, Bannon ended up getting a standing ovation from the nazis in waiting.

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:11:31am

Ah, the good old days…

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Skip Intro  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:19:42am

This is how not to write a headline.

White nationalist shot at protesters after Richard Spencer speech in Florida, police say

The event was heavily protested but mostly went off without violence, until three men in a silver Jeep pulled up to a bus stop around 5:20 p.m. Thursday after Spencer had ended his speech. They had just come from the speech and were recorded on video giving interviews to media outlets, defending Spencer’s appearance.

One of the passengers began yelling Hail Hitler and other chants” at the people at the bus stop, according to arrest reports released by the Gainesville Police Department. “An argument ensued,” and one of the people at the bus stop, whose name was redacted, “used a baton to hit the rear window of [the] vehicle.”

They’re fucking NAZIS, LA Times, not white nationalists. The yelled nazi slogans, gave nazi salutes.

The media is so afraid of reporting reality these days it’s all but worthless.

latimes.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:20:31am

...

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:27:15am
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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:31:17am

Preparing for war?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:32:03am

It must be nice to have a boss who pays out $32 million because you cannot keep Mr. Pee Pee in your pants!

Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter — an extraordinarily large amount for such cases.

nytimes.com

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JordanRules  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:32:04am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:33:29am

Wow, that BS poll at my regional newspaper is getting pummelled with “no” votes (over 80%). There are a whole lot of people here that don’t understand the Free Exercise Clause of the I Amendment.

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mmmirele  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:35:16am

re: #214 wrenchwench

This is huge.

I have a confession to make. I went to an AUB church service in Bluffdale back in the late 1990s when I lived in Utah, just to see what it was about. No, I wasn’t tempted because those guys were firmly locked in the 1950s.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:37:29am

re: #215 jaunte

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:44:34am

re: #214 wrenchwench

Wow, reading that article, where differences in the church are dividing up families against each other, the rumoured power play the church may pull on the dissidents who split over a sex abuse case to force them back to the fold or out of the town, dividing up town residents against each other, brings that Christopher Hitchens quote into sharp focus for me:

Religion poisons everything

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:45:37am

re: #217 JordanRules

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His party got the most seats…..but not enough to govern. He’s gonna need a coalition and frankly, all the other parties pretty much hate his guts.

A distinctly possible scenario? New elections. Coalition talks are going to be very, very difficult. And if they can’t reach an agreement within 90 days, then it goes back to the voters for fresh elections.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:45:38am

re: #215 jaunte

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Preparing for war?

It would appear so.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:46:14am

re: #210 Skip Intro

I only saw one out of office Republican complain. As the article notes, Bannon ended up getting a standing ovation from the nazis in waiting.

I still remember going in the booth and seeing Shittler as the Republican AND American Independent Party candidate for President. Now the George Wallace mentality has completely been absorbed into the RepubliKKKlan Party!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:47:34am

re: #221 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, reading that article, where differences in the church are dividing up families against each other, the rumoured power play the church may pull on the dissidents who split over a sex abuse case to force them back to the fold or out of the town, dividing up town residents against each other, brings that Christopher Hitchens quote into sharp focus for me:

And they get to do that riding the tax free gravy train. It’s time to take them off of welfare. Tax the churches!

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:50:49am

re: #219 mmmirele

This is huge.

I have a confession to make. I went to an AUB church service in Bluffdale back in the late 1990s when I lived in Utah, just to see what it was about. No, I wasn’t tempted because those guys were firmly locked in the 1950s.

It’s a study in regional nuance.

From the article:

[…]

Bigamy is a misdemeanor in Montana, and state statutes do not forbid living with spiritual wives as they do in Utah, where bigamy is a felony.

[…]

mainstream polygamists

[…]

That’s right up there with ‘anti-establishment conservatives’ as a phrase of modernity.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:53:34am

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JordanRules  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:54:54am

re: #222 Dr Lizardo

Thank you for the update and and good context! Some hopeful and welcome info.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:55:45am

re: #226 wrenchwench

Personally, I don’t have a problem if a group of people want to be in a polygamous (or polyandrous) relationship as long as all the people involved are competent to make such a decision. It doesn’t pick my pocket nor break my leg.

Polygamy is hardly mainstream though, and for now, the law does not permit legal recognition of such unions.

But that guy seems to be like Warren Jeffs (sexually assaulting girls, embezzling funds, and coercing people who do not agree with him by manipulating his religious authority).

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:56:04am

Yesterday up in the banking district in LA

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mmmirele  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:58:02am

re: #225 Joe Bacon 🌹

And they get to do that riding the tax free gravy train. It’s time to take them off of welfare. Tax the churches!

I’m going to give another reason to tax the churches.

As some of you know, last year, I spent most Sunday mornings out picketing Mark Driscoll, a sleazebag who, among other things, spent church money to game the New York Times bestseller list for his book “Real Marriage,” would throw his Seattle church members under the “Mars Hill bus,” used monies donated for foreign missions to expand the “Mars Hill” brand here in the Western US, treated women like crap, treated his wife like crap (it’s documented in “Real Marriage” that Mark’s a true shitheel). He refused to sit under discipline at Mars Hill in Seattle and weeks later, the whole enterprise cratered. Driscoll moved off to Scottsdale and set up “The Trinity Church.”

For those of you who didn’t follow this blow up, you may have heard of Driscoll in 2014 when it came out that he had referred to women as “penis homes.”

Warren Throckmorton, a conservative psychology prof at the very conservative Grove City College has a blog, and it was his research that helped push out Driscoll. Now he has the tax forms for “Mark Driscoll Ministries,” and what we learn from them is that Driscoll got paid $207,000 in salary and $104,500 in housing compensation (TAX FREE, btw) in 2015. That works out to $311,500 in 2015, or more than six times the median family income in the Phoenix area (just over $51,000).

patheos.com

I did picket Driscoll two weeks ago after he got a spot at the Patheos platform and blocked dozens of people for criticizing him over it. However, tomorrow I think I’m going out with a sign informing attendees (he has no members at his church) that Driscoll earned a cool $311,500 in 2015 from “Mark Driscoll Ministries.” Oh yeah, and by the way, all the sermons and stuff on the “Mark Driscoll Ministries” website are from his time at Mars Hill and presumably were work product from then, but he was given those when the whole thing imploded. So he’s double-dipping.

Yeah, this is why we need to at the very minimum do away with that clergy housing tax exemption.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 10:59:58am

From my recent article here:

re: #3 mmmirele

I hope the author at the Star-Herald reads such letters as yours or my wife’s and reconsiders her position (but I’m betting she won’t reconsider).

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:00:39am

re: #228 JordanRules

Thank you for the update and and good context! Some hopeful and welcome info.

One thing I will say in Mr. Babiš’ defense…..there was a lot of stories, mostly in the pro-Brexit British media, that he was some kind of Euroskeptic. He’s not, in some fairness to him - simply because his conglomerate, Agrofert, makes a shit ton of money from EU agricultural subsidies. He’s certainly not going to cut off the source of all that sweet, sweet cash that’s doubled his fortune in the last four years.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:00:46am

re: #231 mmmirele

MM, it boils down to this for me. They want to play the politics game but they don’t want to pay.

If those motherfathers want to play, make ‘em pay!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:03:53am

re: #231 mmmirele

So you have a column at Patheos? (They won’t have me.)

Good on you for your work against Driscoll. I read about the Mars Hill controversy in Seattle and wrote about it at the atheist Yahoo group I run.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:04:10am

re: #215 jaunte

Is he drafting McCain and GW?
///

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:04:43am

re: #221 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, reading that article, where differences in the church are dividing up families against each other, the rumoured power play the church may pull on the dissidents who split over a sex abuse case to force them back to the fold or out of the town, dividing up town residents against each other, brings that Christopher Hitchens quote into sharp focus for me:

Hitchens had no grasp of nuance.

The Fourth Wife: Polygamy, Love, & Revolution

I could use a few words over my internet connection…

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Teukka  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:10:31am

Random pic of the day. Decided to change the oven lamp. The old one is almost perfectly metalized. I think how it sputtered for quite a bit before it gave up the ghost sputtered metal all over the glass.

Ze oven bulb.
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:15:18am

My wife is E-mailing back-and-forth with the author of that article directly now. We’ll see how that goes… .

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:15:27am

re: #215 jaunte

Trump new EO allows him to yank 1000 pilots from civilian life back to service.

they knew what they were getting into (it’s all there in their service agreement)…

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:16:12am

re: #237 wrenchwench

Hitchens had no grasp of nuance.

The Fourth Wife: Polygamy, Love, & Revolution

I could use a few words over my internet connection…

So, that’s a biography of Mitt Romney’s family? /s

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:19:27am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they knew what they were getting into (it’s all there in their service agreement)…

An EO to recall a thousand pilots from retirement really doesn’t mean much.

One must maintain a certain number of flying hours every month on an airframe to remain certified. I doubt any retired pilot would have maintained certification on a military aircraft.

I would be considerably more worried if such an EO was issued for enlisted personnel (that might be the thing that causes me to flee the country in the middle of the night).

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:24:30am

Re: my 241 up there. I re-read he Goodreads write-up of the book. I did not realise it was a non-fiction. I read through the description of the book the first time and thought they were describing a fiction novel.

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:26:25am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹

So, that’s a biography of Mitt Romney’s family? /s

You may joke, but he has an ancestor in there.

Also, I got a card from the author when I was hit by a car. She doesn’t even live here!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:32:02am

re: #244 wrenchwench

You may joke, but he has an ancestor in there.

Also, I got a card from the author when I was hit by a car. She doesn’t even live here!

That was quite kind of the author to send a card to you.

I ran across an article at Gizmondo whilst jumping around on the Web:

Drone Video of Border Wall Prototypes Accidentally Shows How Worthless the Wall Would Be (with video)

US Customs and Border Protection recently released video of President Trump’s border wall prototypes in San Diego. And we couldn’t help but notice something strange from the video. It shows a bird’s-eye view of the wall from the perspective of a drone. And the drone is much, much higher than the wall.

Do you see what I mean? This is supposed to be a wall that, in President Trump’s words, is going to stop “drugs from pouring into this country.” But the funny thing about a wall is that you can get over it pretty easily these days—especially as drones become more affordable. CBP’s own video proves just how easy it is to get over the damn thing.

(more)

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:32:41am

My internet connection is slower than a sleepy kitten.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:33:51am

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹

That was quite kind of the author to send a card to you.

I ran across an article at Gizmondo whilst jumping around on the Web:

Drone Video of Border Wall Prototypes Accidentally Shows How Worthless the Wall Would Be (with video)

(more)

We all know that the wall isn’t meant to stop drugs. It’s meant to prevent brown people from having a chance to get across the border.

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:35:49am

re: #247 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We all know that the wall isn’t meant to stop drugs. It’s meant to prevent brown people from having a chance to get across the border.

It’s a secret plot to raise farmworker wages. Don’t tell!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:38:05am
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Amory Blaine  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:38:09am

Should just cut out the middle man and import more food from Mexico.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:39:47am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:40:34am

re: #250 Amory Blaine

Should just cut out the middle man and import more food from Mexico.

Here’s the deal, Mexico: You send us delicious Mexican food, and we’ll put up a wall to protect you from Trump.

…And that, folks, is how I got Mexico to pay for the border wall.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:44:20am

re: #231 mmmirele

For those of you who didn’t follow this blow up, you may have heard of Driscoll in 2014 when it came out that he had referred to women as “penis homes.”

Exercising his Christian concern for sheltering or the homeless…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:46:47am

re: #253 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

For those of you who didn’t follow this blow up, you may have heard of Driscoll in 2014 when it came out that he had referred to women as “penis homes.”

Exercising his Christian concern for sheltering or the homeless…

It’s a nice place to visit, but a penis can’t live there full-time.

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:48:33am

re: #250 Amory Blaine

Should just cut out the middle man and import more food from Mexico.

It’s happening. Hatch is in trouble because the same chiles grow the same way several miles south. Then they get picked for a lot cheaper, then they get to cross the border (with a billion dollars per day of other stuff) and show up in your store or restaurant and taste the same.

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lizardofid  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:51:59am

re: #255 wrenchwench

It’s happening. Hatch is in trouble because the same chiles grow the same way several miles south. Then they get picked for a lot cheaper, then they get to cross the border (with a billion dollars per day of other stuff) and show up in your store or restaurant and taste the same.

anchor chiles

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 11:56:34am

re: #256 lizardofid

anchor chilis

Only if they have offspring. The offspring would be anchor chiles.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:00:59pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:04:13pm

This is pathetic:

Kentucky Voter Thanks God Daily That Trump Was Elected, But Wonders When He’ll Bring Back Jobs

Residents of Beattyville, Kentucky, America’s poorest town, discuss their hopes for the Trump administration in a series of interviews with CNN news (video at link).
1-Melissa Allen, 34. (Beattyville, Kentucky)

“I’ve lived in poverty my entire life. There’s really no hope. I don’t understand why the minimum wage here can’t be raised. I don’t get that. I hope it gets better. I really do, but I just don’t want to live on false hope.”

2-Donna Coomer, 52. (Beattyville, Kentucky)

“Have you ever tried to live on $7.25 an hour? It was horrible.” Ms. Coomer thanks God for Mr. Trump’s presidential win, believing that his election is the beginning of some new era.

Beattyville at wikipedia

The median income for a household in the city was $12,336, and the median income for a family was $21,181. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,850. About 39.1% of families and 41.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.7% of those under age 18 and 33.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:08:31pm

re: #259 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Without reading the article - because I don’t want to vomit - am I mistaken in thinking that many of these interviewees are generally low-skilled individuals with minimal or no post-secondary education wondering why there aren’t any high-paying jobs for them?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:09:14pm

re: #259 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

This is pathetic:
Kentucky Voter Thanks God Daily That Trump Was Elected, But Wonders When He’ll Bring Back Jobs

Beattyville at wikipedia

How long until they realize that he was full of shit? My guess is never. Whether he dies first or they do, they will believe for all time that he tried his damnedest to save them.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:11:31pm

re: #259 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Ms. Coomer thanks God for Mr. Trump’s presidential win, believing that his election is the beginning of some new era.

Barnum was right.

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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:12:25pm

re: #259 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

This is pathetic:

Kentucky Voter Thanks God Daily That Trump Was Elected, But Wonders When He’ll Bring Back Jobs

Beattyville at wikipedia

Dangit. I’m in the second poorest county in the second poorest state, I guess we get ‘second poorest city’, too. (Not mine, it would be in the poorest county.)

I came in late to the not-so-long-ago discussion of ‘colonias’. I live in one. Everything with a name around here is a colonia. Except one ‘company town’ of yore.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:12:45pm

re: #261 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

How long until they realize that he was full of shit? My guess is never. Whether he dies first or they do, they will believe for all time that he tried his damnedest to save them.

The only thing they care about is that Shittler keeps kicking colored people down.

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jaunte  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:25:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:26:50pm

talking about our Kentucky governor, y’all:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:28:01pm

re: #265 jaunte

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Umm… Guys, did you really think this one through? If the women all have to rely on total abstinence to prevent pregnancy, then to whom are you going to go to get your sexual satisfaction? Looks like a sharp rise in the incidence of no-longer-suppressed homosexuality amongst the right-wing nutjobs is in order.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:28:38pm

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

talking about our Kentucky governor, y’all:

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Attica is State Representative for KY Dist. 41.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:29:20pm

Putting things in perspective:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:30:48pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:31:55pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The fact is, Gorka, you are a Russian tool and you couldn’t find North Korea with a Geiger counter and a map.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:35:36pm

re: #267 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Umm… Guys, did you really think this one through? If the women all have to rely on total abstinence to prevent pregnancy, then to whom are you going to go to get your sexual satisfaction? Looks like a sharp rise in the incidence of no-longer-suppressed homosexuality amongst the right-wing nutjobs is in order.

RepubliKKKlan politicians will always have access to abortion services for their mistresses!

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dangerman  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:36:41pm

re: #262 jaunte

Barnum was right.

Danger’s observation: well more than half the people are of below average intelligence

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:36:50pm

re: #263 wrenchwench

Dangit. I’m in the second poorest county in the second poorest state, I guess we get ‘second poorest city’, too. (Not mine, it would be in the poorest county.)

I came in late to the not-so-long-ago discussion of ‘colonias’. I live in one. Everything with a name around here is a colonia. Except one ‘company town’ of yore.

My wife and I are about the poorest people in our village.

Males: 67 (54.5%)
Females: 57 (45.5%)
Median resident age: 44.7 years
Nebraska median age: 36.1 years

Estimated median household income in 2015: $35,023 (it was $25,156 in 2000)

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $35,364 (it was $14,568 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $29,234 (it was $19,200 in 2000)

city-data.com

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TedStriker  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:37:10pm

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹

Only if they have offspring. The offspring would be ancho chiles.

FTFY…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:39:57pm

re: #275 TedStriker

FTFY…

*WHACK!*

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:44:11pm

re: #275 TedStriker

Only if they have offspring. The offspring would be ancho chiles. FTFY…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:47:41pm
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wrenchwench  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:48:55pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹

My wife and I are about the poorest people in our village.

Smallest car, too?

I just sold the cheapest bike in the shop (at the per-pound rate, $1/lb.) easiest $50 ever. The guy said it was half what it would cost him to fix up his old one (Schwinn Varsity).

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:49:43pm

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:50:02pm

Coming up on 19th Century Fox…Attacking DC Comics rebooting of Snagglepuss as a gay Southern playwright…

hollywoodreporter.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 12:55:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:03:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:04:46pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:06:48pm

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:10:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:16:04pm

good grief again…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:17:24pm

When I pissed I use the meme maker. It’s like therapy, but cheaper.

Thoughts? Too mean? Not mean enough?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:18:31pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief again…

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He’s just as bad as any deranged wingnut and the rabble made him President.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:21:03pm

According to Gizmondo, the Julian Assange account on Twitter is real, not fake. (They note there is a fake one as well, with two letters N in the name, also with a blue diamond.)

They also note that Assange puts the blue diamond in his name because he apparently thinks he should have the verified checkmark (they also note he is pathetic).

gizmodo.com

So with that in mind, accused rapist and bail-jumper says what?

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:25:29pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

Donald J. Trump✔
@realDonaldTrump

Keep hearing about “tiny” amount of money spent on Facebook ads. What about the billions of dollars of Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC & CBS?

No amount of money spent by a foreigner or foreign power on behalf of a campaign is legal. The campaign is supposed to immediately report that, and Facebook and Twitter should have immediately refused it.

Billionaire libertarians in charge of Facebook and Twitter are not going to be charged with anything however as justice goes to the highest bidder.

As for the hundredaire president, he’s safe for now. If the GOP’s chances in the next election sink, or Mueller closes in, he’s gone (think Nixon).

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TedStriker  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:28:18pm

re: #290 Anymouse 🌹

According to Gizmondo, the Julian Assange account on Twitter is real, not fake. (They note there is a fake one as well, with two letters N in the name, also with a blue diamond.)

They also note that Assange puts the blue diamond in his name because he apparently thinks he should have the verified checkmark (they also note he is pathetic).

gizmodo.com

So with that in mind, accused rapist and bail-jumper says what?

There’s at least another fake Assange Twitter account, with two Ls in ‘Julian’ in the username; it’s been mistakenly quoted here a couple of times recently.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:30:02pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #292 TedStriker

There’s at least another fake Assange Twitter account, with two Ls in ‘Julian’ in the username; it’s been mistakenly quoted here a couple of times recently.

I know how his name is spelt, so I probably wouldn’t be caught out.

That said, someone a couple days ago suggested the Julian Assange account might be fake, so I went looking to find out.

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Jay C  Oct 21, 2017 • 1:39:57pm

re: #259 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

This is pathetic:

Beyond pathetic: these people can;t get by on the minimum wage (what a surprise)? Gee, I wonder which of the political parties in the last election made it a part of the platform to raise said wage? And which one didn’t (and many of whose officeholders have, in fact, agitated against minimum-wage rules altogether)? Hmmm, let me think a minute…..

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sagehen  Oct 21, 2017 • 3:13:00pm

re: #288 I Would Prefer Not To

When I pissed I use the meme maker. It’s like therapy, but cheaper.

[Embedded content]

Thoughts? Too mean? Not mean enough?

actually… she mentions in her book that she was sexually harassed once by a construction worker at a site. The other workers pulled the guy aside and said “don’t you know who her father is? You’ve just put all our jobs at risk, so you’re fired.”


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