Sunday Funky: Anthony Brancati, “Neo-Funk” (Ft. Larnell Lewis & Robi Botos)

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Drummer Larnell Lewis just tears it up in this track. Prepare to be amazed.

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Written by Anthony Brancati & Robi Botos
Produced By: Anthony Brancati

Anthony Brancati: Lead Keys
Robi Botos: Rhodes/Clav
Larnell Lewis: Drums
Wesley Allen: Bass
Anthony Wright: Moog Key Bass
Andrew Kesler B3 Hammond Organ
Ian Culley: Lead Guitar
Tom Ionescu: Rhythm Guitar
Peter Kim: Trumpet
Emily Ferrell: Trombone
Julian Nalli: Alto Sax
Graeme Wallace: Tenor Sax

Engineered & Mixed By: Nick Bonin
Assistant Engineers: Andre St. Denis, Graham Ko
Mastered By: Peter Moore
Recorded Live @ Humber Studios on January 25, 2014

Video Production and Editing By: Anthony Brancati
Video Footage By : Tim O’Reilly, David Killing, Joanna Glezakos, and Charlie Jemmett

Special Thanks to Giovanni Campanelli, Andrew Mullin, Andre St-Denis, Andrew Kesler, and Ewen Lewis Photography

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185 comments

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 4:26:21pm

And…right off topic…

Wait for it

It’s worth it

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 22, 2017 • 4:52:14pm

Thank you Charles for that music clip, I will have to add that to my dinner time music video list. Sure beats watching the 6 o’clock news.

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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2017 • 4:52:58pm

Super clip; passed on to my drummer “son.”

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ObserverArt  Oct 22, 2017 • 4:53:22pm

Nice tunes. Good to hear a little uptempo spirited jazz. Much needed in light of the current mood around here.

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ObserverArt  Oct 22, 2017 • 4:55:02pm

re: #1 FormerDirtDart

And…right off topic…

Wait for it

It’s worth it

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Double teaming…so unfair. You have to go get them a treat after that.

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The Spite House  Oct 22, 2017 • 4:56:10pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 22, 2017 • 4:59:57pm

This week in the Trump administration (the dumpster fire just isn’t enough anymore).

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:03:48pm
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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:06:57pm

re: #8 goddamnedfrank

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Semper Fi  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:08:35pm

re: #6 The Spite House

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and Trump will tweet, “He wasn’t talking about me.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:16:42pm

must be nice…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:18:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:19:16pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

must be nice…

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Goes to show what a two faced asshole Gowdy is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:19:44pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:24:04pm
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Kragar  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:28:14pm
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dangerman  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:28:35pm

re: #6 The Spite House

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McCain gwb and Obama dis on trump without saying his name

If they dont say his name he has no idea theyre trashing him

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:29:42pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

must be nice…

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But Secretary Clinton was grilled for over 10 hours on one occasion. Kushner repeatedly lied in writing on an official government form and yet gets to keep his security clearance. Amazing.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:30:41pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:31:02pm
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dangerman  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:34:41pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

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From electoral-vote.com

Indeed, now that we are nearly 10 months into his presidency, and now that Trump’s bag of tricks is running dry, his Tweets are more like Coca-Cola ads. Everyone knows about Coke; they advertise only to remind you of their product and to reinforce their carefully crafted image. The same is true of Trump.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:36:20pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

This guy’s timeline is completely fucking batshit. Filled with retweets of all the worst people on Twitter and right wing hate memes.

I just don’t get this obsessive manic bullshit these people do. I couldn’t maintain this kind of frenzy.

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:36:32pm

re: #8 goddamnedfrank

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Thank God we didn’t vote for that warmonger Hillary, eh?

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I cannot.  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:40:04pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

One thing I’ve wondered about…why add someone to a bunch of hate-lists? It’s not like email lists where you add a person to lists to annoy them.

With Twitter you and your followers are just working off copies of the same list, so why have so many?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:42:03pm

re: #24 I cannot.

One thing I’ve wondered about…why add someone to a bunch of hate-lists? It’s not like email lists where you add a person to lists to annoy them.

With Twitter you and your followers are just working off copies of the same list, so why have so many?

They do it to target their enemies for harassment.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:42:13pm

re: #24 I cannot.

One thing I’ve wondered about…why add someone to a bunch of hate-lists? It’s not like email lists where you add a person to lists to annoy them.

With Twitter you and your followers are just working off copies of the same list, so why have so many?

People use lists so they can hate-follow accounts without becoming followers.

I use lists so that I can sort the Twitter feeds I view into categories.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:45:47pm
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whitebeach  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:47:21pm

re: #8 goddamnedfrank

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I’d hate for B-52s to be on 24-hour nuclear alert for several reasons, including I don’t want nukes flying over my house. I grew up near Barksdale AFB and saw these big birds nearly every day after they came into service in 1958. These days I live pretty much the same distance east and see and hear them very often as they climb on takeoff or make a landing approach.

I was talking with a neighbor not long ago when one came over and we had to wait because of the noise. Then I said it was a pain in the ass and he said it was “the sound of freedom.” I couldn’t recall a single war in which B-52s were deployed and in which the enemy actually threatened our freedom. I didn’t mention this because the neighbor is a born-again Trumper.

All that aside, the B-52 is a great aircraft, still flying sixty years along. And it’s not quite your grandfather’s (me, for lots of folks) bomber. It has stand-off attacking capabilities that didn’t exist when it was bombing Hanoi and Haiphong and peasants and water buffalo in the Mekong Delta.

But above all, fuck Trump and all his dumbassery.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:47:48pm

Peter Boghossian with some some next level pedantry.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:50:03pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

Peter Boghossian with some some next level pedantry.

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But calling yourself ISIS makes you ISIS.

What a stupid world we are living in.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:50:13pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

I propose a moratorium on the term “Nazi” unless specifically referring to a National Socialist German Workers’ Party member.

motion denied

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:52:03pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

Who is this guy? Besides a total asshole, I mean?

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whitebeach  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:52:27pm

re: #31 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

motion denied

Fuckin A. Nazi is as Nazi does. Period.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:53:15pm

They may want to have been Nazis, but wanting to be a Nazi doesn’t make you a Nazi

yes it does

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:53:24pm

Oh, I see. He’s a militant atheist pedantic piece of shit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:54:10pm

re: #34 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

They may want to have been Nazis, but wanting to be a Nazi doesn’t make you a Nazi

yes it does

Yeah.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:54:12pm

I’m an atheist too, but I really detest fucks like this Boghossian shithead.

Yes, I’m swearing a lot.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:54:56pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

I’ll never understand this behavior. It seems like a lot of work for such passive aggressive futility.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:55:13pm

re: #37 Charles Johnson

I’m an atheist too, but I really detest fucks like this Boghossian shithead.

Yes, I’m swearing a lot.

Ain’t nothing fuckinhmg wrong with that. He’s being a pedantic jerk.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:55:36pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

Who is this guy? Besides a total asshole, I mean?

Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University.

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dangerman  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:55:51pm

re: #30 b.d. (bill d.)

But calling yourself ISIS makes you ISIS.

What a stupid world we are living in.

Remember danger’s new law:
Way more than half the people are of below average intelligence

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:58:18pm
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Citizen K  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:58:19pm

Soooo, we’re not allowed to call people who openly wear swastikas and literally hell ‘Heil Hitler’ Nazis now?

This is getting far to the other spectrum away from Godwin’s Law, where we’re going to be told that we no longer can even call Hitler a Nazi because he didn’t match up with his own Aryan ideal or some dumb shit.

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dangerman  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:59:14pm

re: #34 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

They may want to have been Nazis, but wanting to be a Nazi doesn’t make you a Nazi

yes it does

Pretty much the definition

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 5:59:52pm

re: #43 Citizen K

Soooo, we’re not allowed to call people who openly wear swastikas and literally hell ‘Heil Hitler’ Nazis now?

This is getting far to the other spectrum away from Godwin’s Law, where we’re going to be told that we no longer can even call Hitler a Nazi because he didn’t match up with his own Aryan ideal or some dumb shit.

I’ll note here that Mike Godwin has no problem calling these people Nazis. I’m sick of these Nazi assholes.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:00:33pm

Don’t call them racists is another even though they ARE racists.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:01:22pm
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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:04:43pm

re: #47 goddamnedfrank

The words you use matter. Them, they play by their own rules

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:05:18pm

Yet somehow it’s okay to compare “SJWs” to Nazis.

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gocart mozart  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:10:16pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

This guy’s timeline is completely fucking batshit. Filled with retweets of all the worst people on Twitter and right wing hate memes.

I just don’t get this obsessive manic bullshit these people do. I couldn’t maintain this kind of frenzy.

I made the mistake of calling one of those people a ‘goat fucker’ in response to a meme calling Obama ‘a crack head’, his timeline was wall to wall Clinton hate memes. Twitter banned me.

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:10:55pm

I’m pretty sure they’re going to go “Damn it, I’m not a Nazi. Well, fine, I’ll give it all up.”

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:14:13pm

OK, I don’t think I can take much more this evening

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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:15:04pm

re: #52 FormerDirtDart

OK, I don’t think I can take much more this evening

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I’m with you.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:18:54pm

re: #52 FormerDirtDart

OK, I don’t think I can take much more this evening

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This whole thing with avoiding personal responsibility and victim-blaming is really getting old. God damn it.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:22:20pm

The Walking Dead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:23:58pm

re: #55 Stanley Sea

The Walking Dead.

yeppers

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:30:47pm

re: #8 goddamnedfrank

A little thread on realities of EXCLUSIVE: US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert

On a side note.
I used to work out of the old alert building down at the ‘christmas tree” on Little Rock Air Force Base.

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Alyosha  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:30:58pm

re: #52 FormerDirtDart

OK, I don’t think I can take much more this evening

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:41:51pm

I’m getting my second wind. Tough day but screw Trump and all his asshole buddies. I’m here to break their game all day and all night.

Iframe

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:45:09pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart

A little thread on realities of EXCLUSIVE: US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert

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On a side note.
I used to work out of the old alert building down at the ‘christmas tree” on Little Rock Air Force Base.

The story does put Trump’s Executive Order allowing the involuntary callback of 1000 pilots in an interesting light.

Still 1000 pilots would require all the planes, navigators / ecm officers, ground support maintenance and aerial refueling tankers & crews needed to keep them flying. This whole thing feels like when Trump told the Navy they were going retrofit to steam catapults on the new carriers just because he told them to. He’s got this weird fixation on the idea that old tech is better, it’s conservatism at its most literalistic and backwards looking.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:50:00pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:51:04pm

re: #58 Alyosha

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I look at the foil wrapped guy and it reminds me of Woody Allen in Sleeper…back when he was funny…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:52:06pm

speaking of can’t fix dumb…

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:54:50pm

re: #60 goddamnedfrank

The story does put Trump’s Executive Order allowing the involuntary callback of 1000 pilots in an interesting light.

Still 1000 pilots would still need a the planes, navigators / ecm officers, ground support maintenance and aerial refueling tankers & crews needed to keep them flying. This whole thing feels like when Trump told the Navy they were going retrofit to steam catapults on the new carriers just because he told them to. He’s got this weird fixation on the idea that old tech is better, it’s conservatism at its most literalistic and backwards looking.

The Air Force has a significant pilot shortage. The USAF states they plan to use the EO authority to recruit volunteers from the IRR.
You really don’t get a useful pilot if you’re forcing them to return to service. As there are a myriad of little ailments that can get your flight status restricted.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:55:37pm
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Kragar  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:55:44pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:56:20pm

re: #66 Kragar

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“Average reduction in tax burden” != “Tax relief for average American family”. Of course, we know that, but they’re hoping others don’t.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:57:32pm
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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:57:39pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BeachDem  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:57:54pm

This week’s job from hell (not to be confused with the upcoming job from hell that starts on Friday) is finally over. Although the “boss” has me helping him on an upcoming job from hell that I refused to do (note—I’m a freelancer, so I can turn down jobs) but that he went ahead and bid on anyway. He has no idea what he’s doing and I’ve had to re-do the schedule three times thus far—and that’s only for the first half of his job.

I am tired and cranky and in no mood for it.

On the bright side, I’ve been in Ann Arbor for 10 days and have not seen nor heard anything of the idiot Crowther. I asked a few peeps and they had never even heard of him. A total legend in his own mind.

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:58:08pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

speaking of can’t fix dumb…

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Wait, wasn’t Cohn trying to bullshit us weeks ago that everybody making $100,000/yr was getting $1,000 in their pockets? Now it’s suddenly $4,000 for everybody?

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:59:31pm

re: #64 FormerDirtDart

The Air Force has a significant pilot shortage. The USAF states they plan to use the EO authority to recruit volunteers from the IRR.
You really don’t get a useful pilot if you’re forcing them to return to service. As there are a myriad of little ailments that can get your flight status restricted.

The multi engine guys are also gonna be pulled back from much more lucrative careers and it won’t be like reserve service, they’ll be losing real money, the resentment will be enormous.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:59:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:59:37pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 22, 2017 • 6:59:46pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

speaking of can’t fix dumb…

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:00:35pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:00:46pm

re: #75 The Vicious Babushka

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Jesus fuck, $400k each for people who already have more than most of us will make in a lifetime? What the goddamn actual fuck? If I had “just” $400k in my pocket right now, I would be absolutely set for a long time.

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dangerman  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:00:59pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

speaking of can’t fix dumb…

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“Average”

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:02:41pm

I wanted to see all the replies but twitter is being weird for me. I can only see about a dozen of the supposed 2.4K replies.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:02:51pm

re: #73 FormerDirtDart

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:03:40pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sarah Sanders ✔ @PressSec
The average American family would get a $4,000 raise under the President’s tax cut plan. So how could any member of Congress be against it?

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Click Here to learn how One Weird Trick can turn a cut in the business rate into $4000 for you

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The Spite House  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:04:07pm

re: #72 goddamnedfrank

The multi engine guys are also gonna be pulled back from much more lucrative careers and it won’t be like reserve service, they’ll be losing real money, the resentment will be enormous.

Imagine a guy making a nice salary with a sizable mortgage getting called back. What does he do?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:04:39pm

Retweeted by the Firesign Theater’s Phil Proctor. My life is complete. Bucket lists all checked off.

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:05:14pm

re: #82 The Spite House

Imagine a guy making a nice salary with a sizable mortgage getting called back. What does he do?

Lose his home unless the bank is willing to freeze the loan.

Edit: Actual details: military.com:

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) gives military members a wide range of legal protections not available to the general public.

SCRA Eligibility
The SCRA covers all active duty service members, reservists and the members of the National Guard while on active duty. The protection begins on the date of entering active duty and generally terminates within 30 to 90 days after discharge.

Protections offered by the SCRA include:

Prevents your landlord from evicting you unless the rent is higher than $3,451.20 per month (this amount changes every year)

Stops foreclosures without a court order

Your vehicle can’t be repossessed without a court order if you made a deposit, or at least one payment before you joined

You can’t be taken to court for civil proceedings, this includes divorce and child support hearings

Keeps the owner of a self-storage facility from selling your belongings for overdue rent without a court order

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:08:26pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:08:45pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:09:22pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Jesus fuck, $400k each for people who already have more than most of us will make in a lifetime? What the goddamn actual fuck? If I had “just” $400k in my pocket right now, I would be absolutely set for a long time.

I was wrong, the 0.1% actually get $2 million each.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:10:58pm

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

I was wrong, the 0.1% actually get $2 million each.

$2 million, properly managed, would have me set for life (my projected net worth at retirement is supposed to be around that figure). And they’re going to hand it to people for whom it is chump change. Fuck those people with rusty sporks. Every last goddamn one of them.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:11:14pm
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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:19:13pm
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:19:36pm

re: #84 Belafon

Lose his home unless the bank is willing to freeze the loan.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:20:14pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:24:33pm

re: #52 FormerDirtDart

OK, I don’t think I can take much more this evening

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So the school district is going with the “she was asking for it” defense.

Bunch of stupid assholes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:26:01pm

re: #92 Charles Johnson

In fairness Charles, there are many for whom that money could have a significant impact.

Not that they are actually going to get it, of course.

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TedStriker  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:26:13pm

re: #92 Charles Johnson

Bribe the populace with (some of) their own money, while hoping they don’t notice or care that you’re undermining parts of the government that tends to help or support people who are not the 1%.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:26:14pm

I figured out what the Republican plan is for folks that get that $4,000!

They expect the marks to take that $4,000 and buy Powerball tickets!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:29:07pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:29:41pm

re: #94 Eclectic Cyborg

In fairness Charles, there are many for whom that money could have a significant impact.

Not that they are actually going to get it, of course.

$4000 would represent a sizable windfall in the fish household. I would have uses for even that paltry sum. I’m 33 years old and $4000 is still a lot of money to me, how pathetic is that?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:30:22pm

re: #98 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m 36 and in the same boat.

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:30:24pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

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$40 a month, or “You’ve had your raise for the year” from your employer when he’s explaining why the new tax cuts mean nobody’s getting salary increases that year.

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Kragar  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:32:12pm
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William Lewis  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:32:14pm

re: #98 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

$4000 would represent a sizable windfall in the fish household. I would have uses for even that paltry sum. I’m 33 years old and $4000 is still a lot of money to me, how pathetic is that?

Try being unemployed and hoping to scrounge a hundred bucks by a week from tomorrow to keep my phone/internet from getting cut off at 54. Now that is pathetic.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:33:09pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:33:47pm

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:35:09pm

Sure, we all could use $4000. But over the course of a year, we’re talking about $300 a month. That’s not going to change anyone’s life.

And it’s a phony number predicated on Republican pipe dreams anyway.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:36:58pm

This is a lie, folks. It’s just another lie. Don’t fall for it and start spending that four grand in your imagination, because you’re never going to see it.

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Targetpractice  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:37:26pm

If anything, what we’re going to hear is more pay and benefit cuts from companies as they tell their employees that the new changes in the tax code mean that workers will be making roughly the same annually when the “savings” are factored in. So your take-home pay won’t go up, you’ll just have less of it taken by Uncle Sam.

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prairiefire  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:37:43pm

Hector Barbossa
At Wolrds End

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:38:31pm

re: #102 William Lewis

Try being unemployed and hoping to scrounge a hundred bucks by a week from tomorrow to keep my phone/internet from getting cut off at 54. Now that is pathetic.

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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:38:58pm

They are just flat-out lying at this point.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:39:51pm
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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:42:09pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:42:32pm

re: #113 Belafon

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What, not going for Boardwalk? Come on, think bigly!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:43:17pm

re: #111 retired cynic

They are just flat-out lying at this point.

Trump really DOES infect everyone he touches. The GOP has determined that there’s no value in truth.

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William Lewis  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:44:05pm

re: #110 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:45:49pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

Trump really DOES infect everyone he touches. The GOP has determined that there’s no value in truth.

Gee, I’m old enough to remember that I can’t remember when they did not lie. Nixon? Reagan? GHWB? GWB?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:46:12pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

Trump really DOES infect everyone he touches. The GOP has determined that there’s no value in truth.

Gosh, just like their Russian masters…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:46:24pm

re: #116 William Lewis

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plansbandc  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:47:24pm

re: #102 William Lewis

I see your economic situation is going about as well as ours. :(

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William Lewis  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:49:10pm

re: #119 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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whitebeach  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:49:48pm

Then there are lots of folks like me. I live on a small pension and an even smaller Social Security check (small, thanks to a W Bush law I’d never heard of till the SS lady told me, in effect, “Son, you got to understand”). A $4,000 tax cut, even if real, would mean absolutely nothing to me.

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BeachDem  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:51:02pm

re: #114 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What, not going for Boardwalk? Come on, think bigly!

I’m on Boardwalk right now!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:52:07pm
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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:52:35pm

re: #122 whitebeach

Then there are lots of folks like me. I live on a small pension and an even smaller Social Security check (small, thanks to a W Bush law I’d never heard of till the SS lady told me, in effect, “Son, you got to understand”). A $4,000 tax cut, even if real, would mean absolutely nothing to me.

I wonder if that’s the same law I hit. I worked all of the quarters I needed by law before I got married. And year after year I got a notice saying I was covered. Then all of a sudden, right before I hit retirement age, they dropped all of those quarters, because I didn’t make a minimum amount of money. Presto. No SS.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:54:49pm

So, Justin Timberlake is the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl this season, 14 years after him and Janet Jackson proved how prude and reactionary the United States can be. I watched the unedited “wardrobe malfunction” again for shits and grins. How benign! It’s a boob! The areola is even covered up! And it was so quick, like less than two seconds quick before the song ends and the lights go out. And that was something that is coarsening our culture and ruining our kids’ minds and required congressional hearings and stern denunciations from the head of the FCC? Fuckin’ people, man.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:56:09pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 7:58:13pm

re: #125 retired cynic

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:00:09pm

He obviously saw something smoldering in the fireplace

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whitebeach  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:02:43pm

re: #125 retired cynic

I wonder if that’s the same law I hit. I worked all of the quarters I needed by law before I got married. And year after year I got a notice saying I was covered. Then all of a sudden, right before I hit retirement age, they dropped all of those quarters, because I didn’t make a minimum amount of money. Presto. No SS.

Same sort of screwing, but probably not the same exact shaft. Mine is because for years I worked a state (non-SS) job, although for all that time I also did freelance work and paid SEP SS tax. But the Bush law says that if you’ve ever worked non-SS, even if you were paying SS at the time, your SS is cut in half unless you’ve worked at least 30 years SS. I worked 29, and I’m tempted to be a greeter at Walmart or whatever to get the thirtieth year.
It’s amazing how many ways these rich bastards can find to rob you.

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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:02:51pm

re: #128 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Kragar  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:03:11pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:03:52pm

I love this, so worth going and reading:

dailykos.com

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whitebeach  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:05:35pm

re: #126 teleskiguy

So, Justin Timberlake is the half time entertainment at the Super Bowl this season, 14 years after him and Janet Jackson proved how prude and reactionary the United States can be. I watched the unedited “wardrobe malfunction” again for shits and grins. How benign! It’s a boob! The areola is even covered up! And it was so quick, like less than two seconds quick before the song ends and the lights go out. And that was something that is coarsening our culture and ruining our kids’ minds and required congressional hearings and stern denunciations from the head of the FCC? Fuckin’ people, man.

Far as I’m concerned, Timberlake’s performance was the crappiest part of that halftime. I definitely won’t be watching at halftime LII.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:05:55pm

re: #132 Kragar

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$40/mo doesn’t sound like much, but it’d pay a bill. Nevertheless, we’re not seeing a penny of it, so why is this even a discussion? Focus on the fact that the actual payoff is only to the 0.1% and that the “average American family” will, in fact, be paying more, if anything.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:07:58pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:11:08pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

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The thing that gets me is, many of these marks are intelligent people. My dad was extremely competent at his job and is a brilliant engineer in his field. Why the fuck do they lose all sense when it comes to matters outside their area of expertise?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:13:22pm

re: #137 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing that gets me is, many of these marks are intelligent people. My dad was extremely competent at his job and is a brilliant engineer in his field. Why the fuck do they lose all sense when it comes to matters outside their area of expertise?

I honestly don’t know.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:13:50pm

The funny thing is Trump is everything these people claim to hate about elitists.

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:14:33pm

re: #137 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing that gets me is, many of these marks are intelligent people. My dad was extremely competent at his job and is a brilliant engineer in his field. Why the fuck do they lose all sense when it comes to matters outside their area of expertise?

We’re all susceptible to things that appeal to our emotions. Humans are also lousy at admitting they are wrong, and will generally dig themselves a bigger hole to keep from having to accept that they messed up.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:15:06pm

re: #137 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing that gets me is, many of these marks are intelligent people. My dad was extremely competent at his job and is a brilliant engineer in his field. Why the fuck do they lose all sense when it comes to matters outside their area of expertise?

Because when it comes to Conservatives—racism TRUMPS everything else!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:16:39pm

re: #139 HappyWarrior

The funny thing is Trump is everything these people claim to hate about elitists.

But they love how Trump smacks down people of color—especially women of color!

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:17:33pm

Conservatives have also recently built in some serious social costs for people in their group to admit they are wrong. Being accused of being a liberal is just about the worst insult they can receive. And we’ve seen what happens when people admit that their support for unlimited gun access was wrong, even if it’s because their child was killed by a gunman in an elementary school.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:18:14pm

re: #142 Joe Bacon 🌹

But they love how Trump smacks down people of color—especially women of color!

Yep and they buy his bs on religion even though Trump is the least religious president we’ve had in generations. Nothing wrong with that but Trump selling himself as a holy man disgusts me.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:19:44pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

Yep and they buy his bs on religion even though Trump is the least religious president we’ve had in generations. Nothing wrong with that but Trump selling himself as a holy man disgusts me.

Hey, Happy! Not according to these Pulpit Pimps who are always laying their hand on Gawd’s Man!

And every last one of these pulpit pimps are CROOKS!
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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:21:13pm
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Citizen K  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:21:39pm

re: #139 HappyWarrior

The funny thing is Trump is everything these people claim to hate about elitists.

That’s exactly it about the GOP and the current brand of American conservatives: It’s projection all the way down. Everything they claim to hate about or accuse their opponents of, they are almost always guilty of manifold. Nowhere is this more apparent than Trump, but even way back Karl Rove weaponized this kind of projection, and still the media dances to their tune every time they proclaim a squirrel.

Said it in the months immediately after the election, but they hated an Ivory Tower Elitist so much they elected a literal golden tower Elitist instead.

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whitebeach  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:21:43pm

re: #137 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing that gets me is, many of these marks are intelligent people. My dad was extremely competent at his job and is a brilliant engineer in his field. Why the fuck do they lose all sense when it comes to matters outside their area of expertise?

Because, sadly, they don’t know jack outside their fields. Look at Ben Carson.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:22:28pm

This is why millions of people have walked out of churches and they will NEVER go back. They are tired of hearing Republican bullshit from Pulpit Pimps!

This is why Churches need to be taxed!
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Citizen K  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:23:30pm

re: #148 whitebeach

Because, sadly, they don’t know jack outside their fields. Look at Ben Carson.

Additionally, racism and bigotry make idiots of us all. You can be the smartest person in the world, and still go batshit stupid because of a prejudice you simply cannot get past. And racism is still essentially all but law in this country (and in many cases, is law in all but name).

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:23:39pm

re: #137 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing that gets me is, many of these marks are intelligent people. My dad was extremely competent at his job and is a brilliant engineer in his field. Why the fuck do they lose all sense when it comes to matters outside their area of expertise?

Hate.

It’s the emotional investment. They were approached by a cult that offered belonging and emotional fulfillment. It was a pretty seductive approach - just watch TV, there are some hot blondes, and people you know or kind of know keep sending similar stories over Facebook and email. Plus, every time you watched, or every email you read, you got a hit of the good stuff - you got to feel a strong emotion. Typically this was fear, or anger at those others; brown people, liberals, those guys who were ruining everything. But emotions don’t have to be positive to be addicting - the negative ones are even more so sometimes. Soon enough you had to have a hit every day, then every hour. And then you were hooked.

Now, it consumes you. Who you were before is forgotten. You belong to this tribe now, your people are the ones who think just like you, who watch the same shows, who know the same words. To hear any contradictory fact would be unthinkable. It wouldn’t just mean you were wrong - it would mean you weren’t you anymore. The tribe’s thinking is everything, it’s who you are. There is nothing else.

It’s a cult. Smart people can join cults too. I know many. They’re still human, but they can’t be reasoned with. They can only be deprogrammed or neutralised.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:24:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:24:48pm

re: #145 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hey, Happy! Not according to these Pulpit Pimps who are always laying their hand on Gawd’s Man!

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Yeah that’s just creepy.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:26:23pm

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

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Just pathetic.

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whitebeach  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:26:24pm

re: #151 Renaissance_Man

Hate.

It’s the emotional investment. They were approached by a cult that offered belonging and emotional fulfillment. It was a pretty seductive approach - just watch TV, there are some hot blondes, and people you know or kind of know keep sending similar stories over Facebook and email. Plus, every time you watched, or every email you read, you got a hit of the good stuff - you got to feel a strong emotion. Typically this was fear, or anger at those others; brown people, liberals, those guys who were ruining everything. But emotions don’t have to be positive to be addicting - the negative ones are even more so sometimes. Soon enough you had to have a hit every day, then every hour. And then you were hooked.

Now, it consumes you. Who you were before is forgotten. You belong to this tribe now, your people are the ones who think just like you, who watch the same shows, who know the same words. To hear any contradictory fact would be unthinkable. It wouldn’t just mean you were wrong - it would mean you weren’t you anymore. The tribe’s thinking is everything, it’s who you are. There is nothing else.

It’s a cult. Smart people can join cults too. I know many. They’re still human, but they can’t be reasoned with. They can only be deprogrammed or neutralised.

Hear, freakin hear!

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:26:55pm

re: #146 teleskiguy

If you aren’t reading this, this is an actual line:

The problem is that Twitter’s core experience just doesn’t seem to appeal to huge swathes of the population the way Facebook or anilingus does.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:26:57pm

Trump is the most spiteful asshole we’ve ever had as president.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:28:03pm

re: #156 Belafon

Cracked is a good website.

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Romantic Heretic  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:29:23pm

re: #40 goddamnedfrank

I’ve often felt some shame at dropping out of high school. That shame lessens every time some asshat with a doctorate manages to demonstrate that wisdom and education are not the same thing

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Belafon  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:29:32pm

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Trump is the most spiteful asshole we’ve ever had as president.

I think there are plenty of other presidents who give him a run for his money. Wilson and Jackson come to mind, though I didn’t live during their administrations.

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Citizen K  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:29:53pm

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Trump is the most spiteful asshole we’ve ever had as president.

Sadly, spite is possibly the single most powerful political motivator in the world today. The GOP has a near monopoly on power in this country precisely because of spite and the abuse of other people’s good faith. Trump is the culmination of every single chicken the GOP loosed coming home to roost. And we’re getting shit all over it because of it.

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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:30:57pm

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

Of course, he did!

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:31:08pm

re: #158 teleskiguy

I remember Cracked as a poor substitute for Mad Magazine but it is a far cry from the old days and I mean that in a good way

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freetoken  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:31:58pm

re: #160 Belafon

At least Wilson was not an idiot.

Jackson - hero only to those who don’t care about genocide, but he did have a successful military career, something Trump never could have done.

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Citizen K  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:32:46pm

re: #164 freetoken

At least Wilson was not an idiot.

Jackson - hero only to those who don’t care about genocide, but he did have a successful military career, something Trump never could have done.

Or care about it in the sense of celebrating it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:33:50pm

re: #160 Belafon

I think there are plenty of other presidents who give him a run for his money. Wilson and Jackson come to mind, though I didn’t live during their administrations.

Grandma Bacon worked at the Navy Department when Wilson was president. She remembered when every person of color in her department was terminated under him…

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whitebeach  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:34:42pm

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BWS, I want to thank you with all my heart for posting this vid. No big deal, but my 94-yr-old mom has a little tuxedo cat (well, it’s mine too), that is very particular about objects such as paper towels and ball-point pens on tables where they don’t belong. So of course I had to show Mama your post, and I haven’t seen her smile and laugh like that in years. You brought some joy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:35:26pm

re: #130 whitebeach

Same sort of screwing, but probably not the same exact shaft. Mine is because for years I worked a state (non-SS) job, although for all that time I also did freelance work and paid SEP SS tax. But the Bush law says that if you’ve ever worked non-SS, even if you were paying SS at the time, your SS is cut in half unless you’ve worked at least 30 years SS. I worked 29, and I’m tempted to be a greeter at Walmart or whatever to get the thirtieth year.
It’s amazing how many ways these rich bastards can find to rob you.

It is worth it to get that additional year if it will double your SS benefit. Go for it, if you can.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:35:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:36:34pm

re: #160 Belafon

I think there are plenty of other presidents who give him a run for his money. Wilson and Jackson come to mind, though I didn’t live during their administrations.

Nixon too. But he too was intelligent and managed to accomplish some good things.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:37:27pm

re: #161 Citizen K

Sadly, spite is possibly the single most powerful political motivator in the world today. The GOP has a near monopoly on power in this country precisely because of spite and the abuse of other people’s good faith. Trump is the culmination of every single chicken the GOP loosed coming home to roost. And we’re getting shit all over it because of it.

For sure. Pissing off liberals seems to be their sole motivation. It’s pathetic.

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Citizen K  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:39:40pm

re: #171 HappyWarrior

For sure. Pissing off liberals seems to be their sole motivation. It’s pathetic.

It might be pathetic, but what’s even moreso pathetic is the fact that it’s working far better than almost everyone imagined. America simply is that spiteful of a country at its core.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:41:48pm

re: #172 Citizen K

It might be pathetic, but what’s even moreso pathetic is the fact that it’s working far better than almost everyone imagined. America simply is that spiteful of a country at its core.

No kidding. I’m seriously jaded that the election was even close. Should have been a landslide and then we have patronizing assholes on our own side who regurgitate bullshit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:45:03pm

re: #139 HappyWarrior

The funny thing is Trump is everything these people claim to hate about elitists.

Actually he isn’t — what they hate is some who sounds educated, sophisticated, and more intelligent than they are. And Trump is none of those. He sounds like a bully and a thug, and that’s what appeals to them.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:46:59pm

I’m honestly sick of hearing how we lost the white working class when no one has the guts to say we romanticize those voters and overlook their prejudices that drew them to Trump and Trumpism. And if I have to hear how Bernie Sanders is the Democrats future despite being one of the worst team players in politics I’ve ever seen.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:47:07pm

Hearing something or other about a new Walking Dead episode. ;)

I have not even watched most of season 7. I was pretty pissed to start with because Glenn and Abraham were favorite characters. Once I heard that Negan had not been captured and roasted over a slow fire by the end of the season, I lost interest completely.
USA Today seems to agree, though their critic does not have the luxury of just refusing to watch.

It seems all but inevitable that The Walking Dead will kill Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), its baseball-bat-wielding, scenery-chewing villain, sometime this season. But I said the same thing at the beginning of last season. And again halfway through it. And yet, Negan is still alive, kicking and siphoning off what little energy the aging series has left.

The AMC zombie series, returning for its eighth season Sunday (9 ET/PT), has a Negan problem.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 8:47:32pm

re: #174 Hecuba’s daughter

Actually he isn’t — what they hate is some who sounds educated, sophisticated, and more intelligent than they are. And Trump is none of those. He sounds like a bully and a thug, and that’s what appeals to them.

True point.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 22, 2017 • 9:01:03pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 22, 2017 • 9:01:27pm

re: #176 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Hearing something or other about a new Walking Dead episode. ;)

I have not even watched most of season 7. I was pretty pissed to start with because Glenn and Abraham were favorite characters. Once I heard that Negan had not been captured and roasted over a slow fire by the end of the season, I lost interest completely.
USA Today seems to agree, though their critic does not have the luxury of just refusing to watch.

I thought it was fantastic. Just watched the 2 hour Talking Dead live from the Greek Theater in LA with all the cast on stage.

I love that show, it does not disappoint me.

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petesh  Oct 22, 2017 • 9:01:32pm

re: #69 Belafon

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Yes, it’s the old scenario of Bill Gates walks into a bar and the average wealth …

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 22, 2017 • 9:03:40pm

re: #175 HappyWarrior

I’m honestly sick of hearing how we lost the white working class when no one has the guts to say we romanticize those voters and overlook their prejudices that drew them to Trump and Trumpism. And if I have to hear how Bernie Sanders is the Democrats future despite being one of the worst team players in politics I’ve ever seen.

The Bernie people are the same level of cultist as the Trump people. They are determined to guarantee that Trump and his white supremacists remain in power because they refuse to consider any mainstream or even liberal Democrat as legitimate. The Democrats like Hillary are considered coporatist sellouts and demonized as neoliberals. They are as incapable of reason as any Trumpster.

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retired cynic  Oct 22, 2017 • 9:05:37pm

re: #181 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m afraid I have to agree with you, from what I have seen online. I don’t know any of them in my life, which is a good thing!

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petesh  Oct 22, 2017 • 9:09:44pm

re: #98 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

$4000 would represent a sizable windfall in the fish household. I would have uses for even that paltry sum. I’m 33 years old and $4000 is still a lot of money to me, how pathetic is that?

It’s not pathetic at all. It’s sad, in this society, but I wouldn’t put any emotional freight on it at all. I have no idea about your circumstances. I’m 68 and I’d notice that windfall; at 31 or so it would practically have saved my life (IIRC I was $3000 in debt, and there has been a lot of inflation since then). When I was in school, I think it was my father’s annual salary, and he was a qualified attorney. Things change. As long as you’re not on my lawn, hang in there kid!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 22, 2017 • 9:14:11pm

re: #181 Hecuba’s daughter

The Bernie people are the same level of cultist as the Trump people. They are determined to guarantee that Trump and his white supremacists remain in power because they refuse to consider any mainstream or even liberal Democrat as legitimate. The Democrats like Hillary are considered coporatist sellouts and demonized as neoliberals. They are as incapable of reason as any Trumpster.

I have to agree and it’s so very frustrating.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Oct 23, 2017 • 4:10:35am

re: #70 BeachDem Hey, I’m in Ann Arbor!


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