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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 9:50:19pm

Seth Meyers has been reading my letters to the editor of my regional paper? (Mr. Meyers is a lot funnier than I am, but I called Mr. Clovis out on Sept. 13.)

starherald.com

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 9:51:26pm

More!!!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 9:52:42pm

My newspaper also issued an apology for the wildly racist letter I posted here a few days ago. It is not a nonpology.

starherald.com

A letter to the editor appeared in the Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 edition of the Star-Herald that contained racially unacceptable language. This letter should never have been published.

The Star-Herald accepts full responsibility for this error as we did not adhere to our own guidelines which clearly state, “The editor reserves the right to refuse letters that are libelous or in poor taste.”

We let our readers down and sincerely apologize for our mistake. Several of you were right in expressing your dissatisfaction. You deserve much more from the Star-Herald and as a result of our error we have thoroughly reviewed our process and tightened up our vetting procedures to ensure this does not happen again.

The Star-Herald prides itself in having an active opinion page. We believe strongly this is the perfect place to have constructive and open community conversations about issues affecting our daily lives. The First Amendment gives us the rights of free speech and freedom of the press allowing all of us the opportunity to participate. While we may agree or disagree with points of view, the opinion page should serve as a vehicle to expand these discussions to better understand the complexities of issues facing us today.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 9:52:47pm

re: #2 JordanRules

More!!!

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Whoa.

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Brian J.  Nov 7, 2017 • 9:55:38pm

Still sifting through the results and yep, there’s yet another gain. Erika Connors defeated Albert MacArthur, Jr. by 20 votes to pick up yet another New Hampshire House seat, this one in Manchester (to go along with knocking off the incumbent GOP mayor).

wmur.com

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 9:58:44pm

There’s something to be said here. We DO have a message. There IS a sensible middle between Trumpism and Sanderism that does appeal to many Americans. We DO work better when we see all elections as important. I’ve learned about some truly wonderful candidates that were elected in our nation tonight. Men and women who have differences but are united under some very basic principles including I think the most important one of modern liberalism that we can and should use government to make the world a better place for mankind.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:02:08pm

You know who is straming. Putin.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:03:30pm

From the last thread:

re: #485 Varek Raith

Woooweee.
ballotpedia.org

Democrats need four of the seven remaining seats to gain control of the House of Delegates.

Republicans need five of the seven to retain control.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:05:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:06:39pm

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹

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Not the first time Benton’s ran afoul of the law.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:09:10pm

re: #10 HappyWarrior

Not the first time Benton’s ran afoul of the law.

Is it too early to offer up a prayer of “lock him up?” Laundering foreign money for a campaign PAC is illegal.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:09:43pm

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:12:15pm

I honestly believe that Republicans went into tonight expecting the pundit predictions to be true: Ed would lose by a thin margin, while the VA GOP kept their grip on the House of Delegates intact. Thus they could insist that they hadn’t expected to win in a “blue state,” but that Ed had “surpassed expectations” and they were feel confident going into next year that they’d hold onto seats in the House.

Now? Now they have no fucking clue what to do. They can (and will) try to pin the blame for the loss entirely on Ed and insist that all the blame for his loss rests upon him. But that won’t explain the fact that they’re on the verge of losing the HoD. Or that Ralph beats Ed’s ass by a margin not seen since the 80s. Or that they lost the governor’s mansion in NJ just years after playing up Christie’s reelection. There’s really no good way to spin tonight’s results, and I suspect you’re going to see more “retirements” in coming days among the GOP “moderates.”

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:13:47pm

The City of Aspen passed a $3 per pack cigarette tax. Eek! We’re talking Manhattan prices for smokes in Aspen, CO. Glad I quit.

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:15:35pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:15:36pm

Half? No wonder I am pestered by hordes of young Bolsheviks trying to take my Rolls-Royce for the party (Lenin had several of them), collectivize my farm, and take away my guns. Fortunately, their pitchforks and torches are not up to the job.

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Brian J.  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:16:04pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹

From the last thread:

Democrats need four of the seven remaining seats to gain control of the House of Delegates.

Republicans need five of the seven to retain control.

If the Democrats can convince ONE state senator to caucus with them (or pick up a seat in a special election) and pick up ONE of the seats where they trail by double-digit margins, they’d have the trifecta in Virginia.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:16:07pm

re: #13 Targetpractice

I honestly believe that Republicans went into tonight expecting the pundit predictions to be true: Ed would lose by a thin margin, while the VA GOP kept their grip on the House of Delegates intact. Thus they could insist that they hadn’t expected to win in a “blue state,” but that Ed had “surpassed expectations” and they were feel confident going into next year that they’d hold onto seats in the House.

Now? Now they have no fucking clue what to do. They can (and will) try to pin the blame for the loss entirely on Ed and insist that all the blame for his loss rests upon him. But that won’t explain the fact that they’re on the verge of losing the HoD. Or that Ralph beats Ed’s ass by a margin not seen since the 80s. Or that they lost the governor’s mansion in NJ just years after playing up Christie’s reelection. There’s really no good way to spin tonight’s results, and I suspect you’re going to see more “retirements” in coming days among the GOP “moderates.”

We’re only going to see the GOP grow more radical after this. Stewart if he hasn’t already will attack Gillespie and ran an I told ya so type primary in 2018. The establishment will look for someone to run against him but will fall short. The GOP state senate will be on thin ice.

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austin_blue  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:16:09pm

A reading from the Book of the Dead;

And lo! As was foretold by the Prophet Robert Hunter in the Book of Franklin’s Tower, “If you plant ice, you’re going to harvest wind”.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:16:32pm

Recently posted at FiveThirtyEight:

We’re about to wrap this live blog, but here’s the current count for the Virginia House of Delegates. There are 100 seats, and Democrats currently hold 48, Republicans 47.

Here are the five outstanding races that will determine control — and may be in recount territory:

House District 27 (Chesterfield County): Del. Roxann Robinson (R) is up by 129 votes.
House District 28 (Fredericksburg): Bob Thomas (R) is up by 86 votes.
House District 40 (Fairfax): Donte Tanner (D) is up by 68 votes.
House District 68 (Richmond): Dawn Adams (D) up by 316 votes.
House District 94 (Newport News): Del. David Yancey (R) up by 12 votes.

If every one of these races breaks to the current leader, Virginia would have a 50-50 House of Delegates come January.
fivethirtyeight.com

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:17:50pm

re: #16 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Half? No wonder I am pestered by hordes of young Bolsheviks trying to take my Rolls-Royce for the party (Lenin had several of them), collectivize my farm, and take away my guns. Fortunately, their pitchforks and torches are not up to the job.

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Hey Donnie, I’m not a communist. Just because I actually understand what Smith wrote about doesn’t make me a Marxist. You in fact are like a Communist in that you want capitalism to exploit.

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:19:48pm

re: #16 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Half? No wonder I am pestered by hordes of young Bolsheviks trying to take my Rolls-Royce for the party (Lenin had several of them), collectivize my farm, and take away my guns. Fortunately, their pitchforks and torches are not up to the job.

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Oh how horrible we Millenials are, wanting all those things that we were promised growing up that Boomers now want to do away with for everyone but themselves.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:21:39pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

Oh how horrible we Millenials are, wanting all those things that we were promised growing up that Boomers now want to do away with for everyone but themselves.

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<—- not all boomers, just sayin’.

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:21:39pm

I HAZ ALL THE CHARACTERS!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:23:24pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

Oh how horrible we Millenials are, wanting all those things that we were promised growing up that Boomers now want to do away with for everyone but themselves.

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I’m so tired of old farts like this calling us communists. A) he doesn’t know what communism is and B) he doesn’t know what we expect from government. Bitter old bastard should actually try listening instead of spreading sorry red baiting bs that was in the right’s playbook 50 years ago.

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:23:42pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

<—- not all boomers, just sayin’.

Silence, tovarisch, we’re lining up capitalists against the wall.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:24:58pm

re: #26 Targetpractice

Silence, tovarisch, we’re lining up capitalists against the wall.

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And small business owners despite the fact I edited a speech saying the Democratic Party should reach out to them and being a craft beer snob.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:26:04pm

Wingnuttia and Communists agree capitalism exploits workers. The difference is one thinks that’s great and the other doesn’t.

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:28:45pm

Ah hell, here’s more.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:31:33pm

Historical aside
Lenin’s Rolls-Royce.
Actually old Vlad had at least 3, possibly 9, of them. Most were seized from aristocrats during the revolution but one was purchased new from Rolls-Royce in 1922. The proletariat got a 15% discount as part of a secret aircraft engine deal the country had with Rolls-Royce.
This one was fitted with Kégresse half track running gear for winter time commuting
and visits to the peasants and workers:

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:33:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:33:39pm

re: #29 JordanRules

Ah hell, here’s more.

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Eat shit, Spencer! What an awesome story. And why the hell does Montana have a Confederate statue. Neat fact though, Thomas Meagher of the Irish brigade and a hero of mine was a territorial governor of Montana.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:34:16pm

re: #31 JordanRules

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Troll points, NPH.

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:37:49pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

The replies in that thread are glorious. His bullshit got shutdown with love!

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:38:34pm

re: #30 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Dude! That is a classy fuckin’ snowcat!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:39:14pm

Man so many great wins tonight. A great rejection of Trumpism. Let’s keep it up.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:40:37pm

Francis Suarez elected mayor of Miami, with 86% of the vote.
miamiherald.com

The previous mayor was term-limited.

Miami’s city council is officially non-partisan. I can’t turn up a party affiliation for the new mayor. The previous mayor was of the old-guard Cuban community, born in Havana.

Mr. Suarez is forty years old. He is an attorney. He was previously a city commissioner.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:42:18pm

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹

Francis Suarez elected mayor of Miami, with 86% of the vote.
miamiherald.com

The previous mayor was term-limited.

Miami’s city council is officially non-partisan. I can’t turn up a party affiliation for the new mayor. The previous mayor was of the old-guard Cuban community, born in Havana.

Mr. Suarez is forty years old. He is an attorney. He was previously a city commissioner.

I’m guessing but I imagine Dem. Younger Cuban Americans mean Dem to the point where Obama actually beat Romney among the Cuban American population in FLA.

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:50:35pm
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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:53:05pm
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austin_blue  Nov 7, 2017 • 10:59:31pm

It’s been a wonderful night, hasn’t it? Hold that thought, but remember what makes it so sweet and so tenuous.

I’m off for the rack but I’ll repeat what I said earlier tonight. This is the way we should have felt a year ago.

The reason we didn’t was because the Russians torpedoed a fair and honest election for our Presidency, and if anyone, at this point, doesn’t believe that it happened, they are just complete morons. We got pawned.

Everyone associated with that travesty needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and thrown in jail. Anyone who doesn’t scream, full-throated, that this should never happen again needs to be marginalized to the fringes of honest politics, where they and their supporters are treated as pariahs to the common good.

They need to be mocked, shamed, and shunned.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:00:37pm

Good night and what a good night it’s been!

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majii  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:01:10pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

“Oh how horrible we Millenials are, wanting all those things that we were promised growing up that Boomers now want to do away with for everyone but themselves.”

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I’m one of the older Americans [a boomer] who is root, root, rooting for the Millenials to get what I have and more. It’s the greedy older b*st*rds that are standing in the way of progress, and we need to get them out of politics at every level of government.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:01:57pm

“Northam, at least, has a ready-made foil, with Trump in the White House. For the past 40 years, the party that wins the White House has always lost the Virginia governor’s race a year later - until 2013, when Democrat Terry McAuliffe won.”

csmonitor.com

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:01:58pm

One Texan is getting right in wingnut faces:

Facebook Post

“private army of white supremacists with open carry” seems especially perceptive to me. That is exactly the way I have seen it for some time. Texas wingnuts have a nearly invisible but highly effective organization built around fundamentalist church and MLM business networks.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:03:09pm

re: #41 austin_blue

Speaking of which, where has Dr. Jill Stein gone? Haven’t heard a lot out of her lately.

Will she be lawyering up?

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retired cynic  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:10:30pm

dlcc.org:

Democrat Manka Dhingra just WON her special election in Washington, flipping control of the state Senate from red to blue. In Virginia, a Democratic landslide has tilted chamber control to 50 Democrats and 49 Republicans, with one seat still too close to call.

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retired cynic  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:11:40pm

And on that good news, I’m worn out and will be back tomorrow!

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retired cynic  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:12:18pm

Hey, just hit 14,000 Karma. Good evening all around!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:12:24pm

Oh man, wouldn’t that be something if the reason we haven’t heard from Dr. Stein lately is because she’s talking to Mr. Mueller? She was at that RT gala with Michael Flynn and Vladimir Putin.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:13:13pm

re: #49 retired cynic

Hey, just hit 14,000 Karma. Good evening all around!

14,001 now. Congradumalashuns!

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:16:02pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:17:52pm

re: #52 JordanRules

African Americans were elected mayor for 1st time:
Statesboro GA, Jonathan McCollar
Georgetown SC, Brendan Barber
Milledgeville GA, Mary Parham Copelan
Helena MT, Wilmot Collins
Cairo GA, Booker Gainor
St Paul MN, Melvin Carter
&
Charlotte NC —> Vi Lyles, 1st Black female mayor

White Genocide to follow.

/

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:19:26pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:22:33pm

I’m genuinely surprised and delighted by the election results today. For a moment it puts my mind at ease.

Oh, it snowed this evening. Snow is good!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:28:08pm

re: #55 teleskiguy

I’m genuinely surprised and delighted by the election results today. For a moment it puts my mind at ease.

Oh, it snowed this evening. Snow is good!

Snow level down to 1,000 meters in Germany, but the highest hills around here are only 600m

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:29:28pm

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Of course!

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:31:40pm

re: #56 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Snow level down to 1,000 meters in Germany, but the highest hills around here are only 600m

I’m at just over 1900 meters, there’s less than an inch on the ground and skies are clearing.

Jackson Hole ski area in Wyoming has already received 210 cm total snow so far this winter.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:37:20pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

I’m at just over 1900 meters, there’s less than an inch on the ground and skies are clearing.

Jackson Hole ski area in Wyoming has already received 210 cm total snow so far this winter.

Here in the Nebraska Panhandle we got about 5cm (2in) of snow night before last, but much of it melted today. My home is about 1,190m (3,900ft) above sea level.

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:39:21pm

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹

Here in the Nebraska Panhandle we got about 5cm (2in) of snow night before last, but much of it melted today. My home is about 1,190m (3,900ft) above sea level.

I-80 was a mess yesterday morning, from west of Laramie east for hundreds of miles.

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:48:26pm

This was posted earlier this evening, but the almighty ratio has really taken over. The replies are great!

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:51:24pm

re: #61 JordanRules

This is my favorite ratio’d tweet tonight.

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:52:03pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

That one was amazing!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:52:26pm

I have a suspicion that Danica Roen’s victory tonight in Virginia is going to have both the state and national GOP looking very concerned.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:53:04pm

re: #61 JordanRules

Tonight seems like a good example of why Dems spend too much time worrying about gerrymandering.

from fairdistrictsohio.org

Although the total number of votes cast for each major party is consistently close in [Ohio], the party that drew the maps won 75% of the seats (12 of 16) even though they only got roughly 50-60% of the votes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:53:54pm

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹

I have a suspicion that Danica Roen’s victory tonight in Virginia is going to have both the state and national GOP looking very concerned.

being very concerned, but looking and acting as if nothing happened…

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:56:00pm

re: #63 JordanRules

Last couple of days my congresscritter Scott Tipton has been spouting Paul Ryan propaganda about their tax bill giveaway to the 1% and he’s been getting ratio’d. Best of all, most of the replies are his actual constituents who have Twitter accounts, not just randos with a bunch of numbers in their username.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:57:57pm

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

White Genocide to follow.

/

Antifa super-soldiers booted and suited, machetes honed to gleaming perfection, flamethrowers cleaned and fueled, black choppers and kill-dozers tuned and polished. Waiting only for word from Lord Soros.

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JordanRules  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:59:43pm

re: #67 teleskiguy

That is great! I love that his constituents are telling him to GTFOH with the RyAyn propaganda!

The ratio will come for you!

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2017 • 11:59:46pm

Since the mood has considerably lightened as of late, I offer this. Comments welcome.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:00:55am

re: #70 teleskiguy

Do yardwork with Rand Paul.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:02:02am

re: #70 teleskiguy

Since the mood has considerably lightened as of late, I offer this. Comments welcome.

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Shop at Walmart. Not sure about Whole Foods.

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teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:02:45am

re: #70 teleskiguy

I say line cooking.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:02:52am

fry bacon

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teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:10:06am
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teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:12:34am

My thoughts on TwoEightyocolypse.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:13:30am
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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:14:22am

re: #76 teleskiguy

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Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:26:36am

It just occurred to me that the big problem for wingnuts will be explaining tonight’s wave. If “Establishment Ed” had been the only victim, they could just write him off and insist that it was no big deal. But Dems swept VA, took NJ, won big in Maine, and are lopping off heads across the country. And they’re notching various “firsts” that will be hard to argue as “insignificant.”

So what do you do? I suspect many will get morose, declaring that the country can’t be “saved” like they thought it would be last November. Others will bargain, looking for some small “win” to say that it wasn’t a total wash for them. And yet others will be in total denial, insisting that it was all a “fix” and Democrats really “stole” all those races. But the people that the GOP leadership has to worry about are going to be those who get angry, who wake up tomorrow with hangovers from drinking themselves into a stupor last night and insist that “the establishment” is to blame for all this. That they’d have won if a “true conservative” had run against Northam, that the party didn’t do enough to support its delegates, and it gave away races in order to tighten its grip on the reins of power.

I’m gonna need more popcorn…

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:45:53am

Off-topic: I should not have to use YouTube tips videos by some random person to learn how to use software I spend big bucks on (Office 2016).

I don’t have to be an automotive engineer to drive a car, and my car instruction manual is written for drivers, not engineers.

Likewise, I should not have to be a software engineer to be able to read an instruction manual (or help file) to use software intended for the general public.

My wife the public librarian/software engineer doesn’t seem to understand this … every time I have frustrations with software I am trying to use and the instructions assume you already know how to use it or speak Computerese rather than English, she doesn’t understand my trouble.

Software for general public use is Beta tested by end-users first to see if it works correctly. Tech manuals (or help files) should be the same.

The telephone equipment company I worked for had this problem with manuals, solved by having the office secretaries read them and try to use the equipment. If the secretaries could not make sense of the manuals, they went back to the tech writer or engineer until the manual made sense.

Is it too much to ask a multi-national multi-billion dollar company like Microsoft to write manuals that can be read by someone without a degree in software engineering?

It took me over an hour and a half to learn how to alter one entry in my calendar list.

/rant

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 8, 2017 • 12:47:21am

re: #68 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Antifa super-soldiers booted and suited, machetes honed to gleaming perfection, flamethrowers cleaned and fueled, black choppers and kill-dozers tuned and polished. Waiting only for word from Lord Soros.

My wife got a fundraising letter from George Soros today. She was very disappointed that it wasn’t her long-promised cheque.

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Kragar  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:03:19am

Warhammer Time!

Nathaniel Garro

Nathaniel Garro was originally the Battle-Captain of the Death Guard Legion’s 7th Great Company and later became the leader of a band of Space Marines gathered from all the Legions known as the Knights-Errant who remained Loyal to the Emperor of Mankind and became the core of what would become the Imperial Inquisition. He was the leader of the 70 surviving Loyalist Astartes who alone of the Death Guard Legion escaped the massacre of Loyalists at Istvaan III aboard the Imperial Navy frigate Eisenstein to bring word of the Warmaster Horus’ betrayal of the Emperor to Terra. He held to the original tenets of his Legion when many of his Battle-Brothers chose to follow Horus, their traitorous Primarch Mortarion, and First Captain Calas Typhon’s decision to serve Chaos and overthrow the Emperor, installing Horus as the true Emperor to rule over the Imperium of Man. After his arrival at Terra, Garro would be tasked by the Emperor’s Regent, the psyker Malcador the Sigillite, with gathering other Loyalist Astartes from all of the Legions, Traitor and Loyalist alike, who would wear the heraldry of the Sigillite himself. These Astartes would become the core of a new Imperial institution composed of Astartes and Imperial nobles of “an inquisitive nature” that would serve as the precursor of the Imperial Inquisition and the Grey Knights Chapter of Space Marines.

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teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:20:11am

A little bit of nostalgia for the old folks.

@PunchedToMusic

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teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:35:51am

One of my favorite Zappa ditties.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:40:51am

Wingnuts on YouTube are still pushing the idea the Texas church murderer is an “atheist terrorist.”

Last I heard, the guy taught in church, which would seem a strange behaviour for an atheist.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:47:33am

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹

My wife got a fundraising letter from George Soros today. She was very disappointed that it wasn’t her long-promised cheque.

Is that how it comes out of your spell chequer?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:48:39am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹

Wingnuts on YouTube are still pushing the idea the Texas church murderer is an “atheist terrorist.”

Last I heard, the guy taught in church, which would seem a strange behaviour for an atheist.

They live in a world where nobody sees any consequences for spreading falsehoods, so they are emboldened to make things up to support the narrative.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:57:51am

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

Is that how it comes out of your spell chequer?

Try explaining the concept of traveler’s cheques to Chinese ESL students sometime. Even the concept of a cheque is a mystery to them.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:59:09am

re: #88 wheat-dogg

How’s your new school?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 8, 2017 • 1:59:19am

re: #88 wheat-dogg

Try explaining the concept of traveler’s cheques to Chinese ESL students sometime. Even the concept of a cheque is a mystery to them.

We have the same trouble with credit cards around here.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:00:29am

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

Is that how it comes out of your spell chequer?

Yes. My computer is set to Canadian English. If I need to escape across the border to Saskatchewan, perhaps that will work in my favour. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:01:29am

re: #88 wheat-dogg

Try explaining the concept of traveler’s cheques to Chinese ESL students sometime. Even the concept of a cheque is a mystery to them.

I remember the odd stares I got here in Germany when I went to the bank and wanted to open up a checking account.

Most everything is done by bank transfer. They used to have Eurocheques, but those were more like traveler’s checks and have disappeared from common use. The only thing one sees occasionally is a cashier’s check.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:02:38am

re: #89 Amory Blaine

How’s your new school?

It cheques out. ;-)

Seriously, it’s going well. I like my students, and I have the added advantage of working with other foreign teachers of English. On the downside (sorta), I teach more classes here than at the previous gig, for about the same pay. So, less time to hang out at LGF or to goof off.

Those might be the same thing, actually.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:04:02am
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wheat-dogg  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:05:04am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember the odd stares I got here in Germany when I went to the bank and wanted to open up a checking account.

Most everything is done by bank transfer. They used to have Eurocheques, but those were more like traveler’s checks and have disappeared from common use. The only thing one sees occasionally is a cashier’s check.

Similar to China. My pay is by direct deposit. If I need to pay a bill, I can either use my online banking to pay, or an app on my phone, or an ATM. Same with sending money to someone else, like a friend or family member. No one uses paper che{ck/que}s here.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:18:25am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember the odd stares I got here in Germany when I went to the bank and wanted to open up a checking account.

Most everything is done by bank transfer. They used to have Eurocheques, but those were more like traveler’s checks and have disappeared from common use. The only thing one sees occasionally is a cashier’s check.

I had a checking account at the Banco de Andalucia when I was stationed in Rota. (The telephone and electric companies required payment by cheque.) There were only a very small handful of Americans in Rota that did their banking in other places than Navy Federal Credit Union.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:32:02am

I’m off to bed. G’night, y’all.

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LastYearsMan  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:52:21am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

White Genocide to follow.

/

Wait, there are still wyppl around? I thought they were al being shipped abroad on Air Force One.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:53:52am

re: #3 Anymouse 🌹

Thanks for keeping us apprised about the goings on in an extremely red state.

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LastYearsMan  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:57:05am

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

from fairdistrictsohio.org

Although the total number of votes cast for each major party is consistently close in [Ohio], the party that drew the maps won 75% of the seats (12 of 16) even though they only got roughly 50-60% of the votes.

The one good thing about gerrymandering is that if the other party does break past the rigged wall, they’re probably going to get a huge majority. Numbers are a bitch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 2:58:32am

re: #100 LastYearsMan

The one good thing about gerrymandering is that if the other party does break past the rigged wall, they’re probably going to get a huge majority. Numbers are a bitch.

we’ll know that has happened when the GOP starts whining about gerrymandered districts…

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meteor  Nov 8, 2017 • 3:08:08am
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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 3:31:54am

re: #101 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we’ll know that has happened when the GOP starts whining about gerrymandered districts…

Ha. I’d like to see D held states re-district fairly using a non partisan team. That makes everyone work for their cookies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 3:34:39am

re: #103 Dave In Austin

Ha. I’d like to see D held states re-district fairly using a non partisan team. That makes everyone work for their cookies.

Not as long as the GOP is in a position to obstruct it.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 3:38:40am
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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 3:44:09am
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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 3:52:24am

re: #25 HappyWarrior

I’m so tired of old farts like this calling us communists. A) he doesn’t know what communism is and B) he doesn’t know what we expect from government. Bitter old bastard should actually try listening instead of spreading sorry red baiting bs that was in the right’s playbook 50 years ago.

Old REPUBLICAN farts! Not all of us boomers are assholes.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 3:55:37am

re: #107 MsJ

Old REPUBLICAN farts! Not all of us boomers are assholes.

And in a lot of cases those Old Republican Farts were demonstrating on campus in the 60’s.

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William Lewis  Nov 8, 2017 • 3:58:46am

2 slices of bread, toasted. 2 eggs that mere minutes ago were under a hen. A banana and a cuppa of good black English tea.

A very good way to start the day before spending it in training.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:03:22am

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹

Did you get a new car? I thought I read yours was totaled. What did you get?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:04:10am

re: #109 William Lewis

2 slices of bread, toasted. 2 eggs that mere minutes ago were under a hen. A banana and a cuppa of good black English tea.

A very good way to start the day before spending it in training.

We kept chickens for a while, and I found it fascinating to prepare eggs that were still warm from the hen.

But I found they make lousy hard-boiled eggs, they are nearly impossible to peel properly because the membrane has not had any chance to start to separate from the shell.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:17:10am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹

You’re better off googling how to do something. It’s often much faster and easier. Someone has already figured out out for you.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:20:00am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:23:01am

re: #113 Dr. Matt

A resounding defeat tonight for President Trump. Voters around the country rejected the ugly politics we have seen this past year. Instead, they chose candidates who unite and inspire us.

I would love to see Biden run, but he seems to have a lot of reasons both personal and political to keep out of actively campaigning.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:25:13am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would love to see Biden run, but he seems to have a lot of reasons both personal and political to keep out of actively campaigning.

Me, too. Pick a young Veep to pick up the next eight years. I would vote for that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:28:48am

re: #115 MsJ

Me, too. Pick a young Veep to pick up the next eight years. I would vote for that.

Reminds me that I could not even remember the name of Hillary’s running mate last year…had to look it up.

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fern01  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:29:06am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹

I’ve got a program (probably had to buy it - Mr fern01 found it) that converts later versions of word back to the one I understand. Has all the early menus from word 2003 (or earlier perhaps)

I couldn’t use word 2016 without it. If you’re interested I can find out the name of it

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:29:48am

re: #117 fern01

I’ve got a program (probably had to buy it - Mr fern01 found it) that converts later versions of word back to the one I understand. Has all the early menus from word 2003 (or earlier perhaps)

I couldn’t use word 2016 without it. If you’re interested I can find out the name of it

I would be interested in that as well

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:34:57am

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Reminds me that I could not even remember the name of Hillary’s running mate last year…had to look it up.

They would have been such an awesome team. I will never forgive the GOP for allowing this to happen. Too many of them knew this shit was going on. They encouraged it. They sold out our country. They sold US out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:36:58am

re: #119 MsJ

They would have been such an awesome team. I will never forgive the GOP for allowing this to happen. Too many of them knew this shit was going on. They encouraged it. They sold out our country. They sold US out.

Don’t forget: apathy is the most effective form of voter suppression.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:46:12am

Dead Intern Joe just went on a breathless rant attacking the Hillary campaign and declaring the DNC primary was rigged against Bernie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:48:42am

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Dead Intern Joe just went a breathless rant attacking the Hillary campaign and declaring the DNC primary was rigged against Bernie.

Of course it makes a good rant, but in the end the DNC is a private organization and can organize or even “rig” things any way it sees fit.

Just like the NFL can pass a rule any time requiring players to stand for the National Anthem.

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fern01  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:48:57am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would be interested in that as well

So I managed to find it by myself - I use it for Word and Excel
It’s called addintools - Classic menu for office - seems to be $29.50 - I think that’s what we paid a few years ago. I don’t know if it’s multi user or single user - we have it on multiple computers but may have paid for each one - I’m not the software person in the household.

addintools.com
Shows classic menus and toolbars on ribbon of Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 (includes Office 365).

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fern01  Nov 8, 2017 • 4:50:45am

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Dead Intern Joe just went a breathless rant attacking the Hillary campaign and declaring the DNC primary was rigged against Bernie.

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Turned it off as soon as I heard Brazille would be on - wonder what Hillary knows about Joe - he’s been attacking her for years

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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:04:27am
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Weaselone  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:05:37am

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Dead Intern Joe just went on a breathless rant attacking the Hillary campaign and declaring the DNC primary was rigged against Bernie.

[Embedded content]

I keep waiting for someone to explain the mechanism by which the DNC actually rigged the primaries given that states, not the DNC actually hold and control the primaries.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:12:19am

GOOD MORNING ‘YALL

GOOD GOOD MORNING.

This type of engagement is awesome.

WE must continue this engagement at the State and Local level. Yes, I want to win back the House and the Senate, and take the White House in ‘20. But we must win Majorities in State Houses in places where Gerrymandering has hurt minority voters. I don’t know if the Supreme Court can make a ruling in the Wisconsin Gerrymandering case that would be in our favor(If you are a podcast person- VOX the Weeds has an episode that hits key points on the case, in how to have an objective test of the limit on partisan Gerrymandering)

As the saying goes: “…all politics is local…”
Good job last night to all who stepped out on a limb, and landed a leader.
Thanks to all who donated time and money.
Our work has just begun…

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:16:47am

re: #70 teleskiguy

Since the mood has considerably lightened as of late, I offer this. Comments welcome.

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Grocery shopping.

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dangerman  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:17:22am

re: #126 Weaselone

I keep waiting for someone to explain the mechanism by which the DNC actually rigged the primaries given that states, not the DNC actually hold and control the primaries.

….and that it’s individual people who actually, you know, do the voting

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:27:30am

re: #100 LastYearsMan

The one good thing about gerrymandering is that if the other party does break past the rigged wall, they’re probably going to get a huge majority. Numbers are a bitch.

I’ve said this before: in wave elections, a reliably red or blue district can switch parties, usually because it’s off-year and the voter turnout is low. But the next time, usually because it’s a Presidential election, that district will switch back. It’s critical to eliminate gerrymandering in order to get honest representation. As a reminder of this effect, the 1994 wave election saw Democratic giant Rostenkowski losing to a no-name Republican who had no money or GOP support. When 1996 rolled around, the district switched back.

Of course, Virginia state elections are always off-year, which may (or may not) help the D’s. 2018 is also off-year, so enthusiasm matters. When people are angry, they will vote for names they don’t know, against names they do, just to send a message. They may regret this the next day when they discover who it was that they selected. As Chicago Democrats did in 1986, when they inadvertently selected 2 Larouchies in the Democratic primary, thereby guaranteeing that the GOP would win the general election.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:42:20am
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weave  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:47:39am

re: #79 Targetpractice

It just occurred to me that the big problem for wingnuts will be explaining tonight’s wave.

Well they are certainly saying Virginia is no big thing since it was always blue anyway, and the loss wasn’t all that big — totally ignoring the huge issue of losing a super majority in the state house, 14+ seats, and maybe even the majority and not gaining a single seat. How can you spin that any other way than being an absolute disaster for Republicans?

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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:49:16am

What’s wrong with this picture??


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I cannot.  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:53:32am

A trip around the Twitterverse…

This has me seriously hyped for Black Panther…

And then there’s this depressing tweet…

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Weaselone  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:53:50am

re: #132 weave

Also an off year election. That’s generally bad for Democrats, yet they persisted and increased their margin of victory significantly over 2016.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:53:55am

re: #133 Dave In Austin

Duude. Is that what I think it is? A warning, please.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 5:59:04am

re: #136 MsJ

It is, and why a warning? Pretty wild I’d say.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:00:11am

re: #132 weave

Well they are certainly saying Virginia is no big thing since it was always blue anyway, and the loss wasn’t all that big — totally ignoring the huge issue of losing a super majority in the state house, 14+ seats, and maybe even the majority and not gaining a single seat. How can you spin that any other way than being an absolute disaster for Republicans?

Trumpism MAGA has never failed, it has only been failed.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:02:56am

re: #135 Weaselone

Also an off year election. That’s generally bad for Democrats, yet they persisted and increased their margin of victory significantly over 2016.

Well, the party out of power generally does better in off-year elections and in the next congressional elections.

Still, last night was the best news we’ve had in a year so I’ll take it.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:04:22am

re: #126 Weaselone

I keep waiting for someone to explain the mechanism by which the DNC actually rigged the primaries given that states, not the DNC actually hold and control the primaries.

PEOPLE IN THE DNC WANTED HILLARY TO WIN LOL

/

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:06:12am

re: #132 weave

Well they are certainly saying Virginia is no big thing since it was always blue anyway, and the loss wasn’t all that big — totally ignoring the huge issue of losing a super majority in the state house, 14+ seats, and maybe even the majority and not gaining a single seat. How can you spin that any other way than being an absolute disaster for Republicans?

If Fox News doesn’t cover an election’s results do the elections matter?

Last night’s Dem victories apparently received very scant attention on State Media.

///

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:09:26am

Good morning!

That’s the first time I’ve put the “good” in for some time. Today though is a good morning. After reading about some of the outcomes around the country the morning is even better than it seemed late last night.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:09:33am

So in smaller news, Annapolis, MD had elections yesterday too, including a mayoral race in which Democrat Gavin Buckley defeated incumbent Republican Mike Pantelides by an unofficial margin of 62%-37% as of 10 p.m. last night, four years after Pantelides won in an upset by a margin of about 50 votes. Even though Annapolis is reliably Democratic, this seems to be a big deal, as Mike Pantelides wasn’t a Trumpublican by any means. This is just more evidence that Democrats are pissed at what Trump is doing to this country and are taking it out on anyone with an R next to their name. Governor Hogan’s job (he’s a Republican) might be in jeopardy next year despite the fact that he isn’t a Trumpublican himself, especially after he campaigned for Ed Gillespie in VA, which the uber liberal D.C. suburbs might hold against him.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:09:56am

re: #126 Weaselone

I keep waiting for someone to explain the mechanism by which the DNC actually rigged the primaries given that states, not the DNC actually hold and control the primaries.

The DNC released Bernie’s emails and unleashed a wave of Russiabots to spread misinformation.

/

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jeffreyw  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:10:02am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:11:27am

re: #143 No Depression

So in smaller news, Annapolis, MD had elections yesterday too, including a mayoral race in which Democrat Gavin Buckley defeated incumbent Republican Mike Pantelides by an unofficial margin of 62%-37% as of 10 p.m. last night, four years after Pantelides won in an upset by a margin of about 50 votes. Even though Annapolis is reliably Democratic, this seems to be a big deal, as Mike Pantelides wasn’t a Trumpublican by any means. This is just more evidence that Democrats are pissed at what Trump is doing to this country and are taking it out on anyone with an R next to their name. Governor Hogan’s job (he’s a Republican) might be in jeopardy next year despite the fact that he isn’t a Trumpublican himself, especially after he campaigned for Ed Gillespie in VA, which the uber liberal D.C. suburbs might hold against him.

Hadn’t realized there was an election in my own state last night. Good job. Sorry to hear Hogan campaigned for Gillespie. But given Hogan’s snub of Trump, Maryland’s GOP would probably have run someone against Hogan in the primary.

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:12:10am

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Dead Intern Joe just went on a breathless rant attacking the Hillary campaign and declaring the DNC primary was rigged against Bernie.

[Embedded content]

Yeah, Joke is still a Republican don’t let him fool you. Plus, he is an extreme Hillary hater.

Piss off Joke, you should be glad your worthless ass has any kind of a career in politics even if it is being an ass on TV.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:14:07am

re: #124 fern01

Turned it off as soon as I heard Brazille would be on - wonder what Hillary knows about Joe - he’s been attacking her for years

It’s in the GOP DNA to attack Hillary and all things Clinton.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:16:39am

Is anyone else sick of hearing that voters are rejecting “Trumpism without Trump”? I heard that all last night and am getting notifications on my phone still.

Would Trump have made a difference if he campaigned with Gillespe? Is all his bullshit accepted because he is Trump? Is this all about personality and any personality can do anything they want and it’s ok?

Fuck. Me.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:17:21am

re: #146 Sir John Barron

Hadn’t realized there was an election in my own state last night. Good job. Sorry to hear Hogan campaigned for Gillespie. But given Hogan’s snub of Trump, Maryland’s GOP would probably have run someone against Hogan in the primary.

I don’t know about that. Hogan enjoys pretty high approval ratings for a Republican in a deep blue state. The Maryland GOP knows that if he embraces Trump, those approval ratings go away, so they’ll probably overlook his Trump snubs. They’re not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:17:57am

re: #149 MsJ

Is anyone else sick of hearing that voters are rejecting “Trumpism without Trump”? I heard that all last night and am getting notifications on my phone still.

Would Trump have made a difference if he campaigned with Gillespe? Is all his bullshit accepted because he is Trump? Is this all about personality and any personality can do anything they want and it’s ok?

Fuck. Me.

Trump certainly tweeted his support of Gillespie, claimed him as one of his very own MAGAbots. Then after Gillespie lost Trump threw him under the bus.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:19:05am

re: #150 No Depression

I don’t know about that. Hogan enjoys pretty high approval ratings for a Republican in a deep blue state. The Maryland GOP knows that if he embraces Trump, those approval ratings go away, so they’ll probably overlook his Trump snubs. They’re not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.

They probably wouldn’t have liked it if Hogan had refused to support other GOPers. But then again, you’re right, they don’t have many options besides Hogan.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:19:08am

re: #137 Dave In Austin

It is, and why a warning? Pretty wild I’d say.

Because some of us do not like or want to watch the food chain in action. Yes, I know it’s what happens in the wild, that animals eat each other. But that shit hurts my insides and makes me cry.

Just a warning, please. I am not saying don’t post it but man, a warning.

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:21:25am

re: #149 MsJ

Is anyone else sick of hearing that voters are rejecting “Trumpism without Trump”? I heard that all last night and am getting notifications on my phone still.

Would Trump have made a difference if he campaigned with Gillespe? Is all his bullshit accepted because he is Trump? Is this all about personality and any personality can do anything they want and it’s ok?

Fuck. Me.

I think it is just media glue to try to hold Trump together a little longer. The MAGA Trump story is getting away from them. I think they wanted to paint all politics as established and boring and Trump shook things up. Now it is looking like Trump is ineffective and a mess and they have to look for a way to transition away from Trump this and all that so as to not hurt the ratings.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:21:34am

re: #146 Sir John Barron

Hadn’t realized there was an election in my own state last night. Good job. Sorry to hear Hogan campaigned for Gillespie. But given Hogan’s snub of Trump, Maryland’s GOP would probably have run someone against Hogan in the primary.

That’s the best part…that republicans who win primaries are going to have harder and harder times winning general elections.

I want to see Doug Jones win in AL bad. Roy Moore needs to be relegated to the dustbin of history.

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:25:01am

re: #155 MsJ

That’s the best part…that republicans who win primaries are going to have harder and harder times winning general elections.

I want to see Doug Jones win in AL bad. Roy Moore needs to be relegated to the dustbin of history.

Hopefully last night gives voters in Alabama cover and reasons to not vote for Roy Moore. Polls will be interesting to watch to see if there is change from today until the Alabama election.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:25:03am

re: #143 No Depression

So in smaller news, Annapolis, MD had elections yesterday too, including a mayoral race in which Democrat Gavin Buckley defeated incumbent Republican Mike Pantelides by an unofficial margin of 62%-37% as of 10 p.m. last night, four years after Pantelides won in an upset by a margin of about 50 votes. Even though Annapolis is reliably Democratic, this seems to be a big deal, as Mike Pantelides wasn’t a Trumpublican by any means. This is just more evidence that Democrats are pissed at what Trump is doing to this country and are taking it out on anyone with an R next to their name. Governor Hogan’s job (he’s a Republican) might be in jeopardy next year despite the fact that he isn’t a Trumpublican himself, especially after he campaigned for Ed Gillespie in VA, which the uber liberal D.C. suburbs might hold against him.

Weird, no coverage of this in the Baltimore Sun. They’re usually pretty good about the state and local coverage.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:27:14am

re: #155 MsJ

That’s the best part…that republicans who win primaries are going to have harder and harder times winning general elections.

I want to see Doug Jones win in AL bad. Roy Moore needs to be relegated to the dustbin of history.

When’s that election? I should throw some bucks Jones’ way.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:29:03am

re: #149 MsJ

Is anyone else sick of hearing that voters are rejecting “Trumpism without Trump”? I heard that all last night and am getting notifications on my phone still.

Would Trump have made a difference if he campaigned with Gillespe? Is all his bullshit accepted because he is Trump? Is this all about personality and any personality can do anything they want and it’s ok?

Fuck. Me.

I think that frame works for the big one — the VA gubernatorial election — as Gillespie did embrace Trumpism with his racist and anti-immigrant campaigning. And because all politics is intertwined, that frame became the dominant narrative for last night. I personally don’t take issue with it and think it’s fairly accurate for what happened.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:30:40am

re: #158 Sir John Barron

When’s that election? I should throw some bucks Jones’ way.

From Wikipedia:

A special election for the United States Senate in Alabama is scheduled for December 12, 2017, to choose former Senator Jeff Sessions’s successor for the term through January 3, 2021.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:32:28am

re: #160 MsJ

From Wikipedia:

Great, thanks. His website doesn’t mention it (that I could see), nor did a Fox News article I got from Google.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:33:44am

re: #157 Sir John Barron

Weird, no coverage of this in the Baltimore Sun. They’re usually pretty good about the state and local coverage.

The news of the Freddie Gray driver’s acquittal must’ve overshadowed it. That is weird though, because the Baltimore Sun owns the major Annapolis newspaper The Capital Gazette, which did report on the election.

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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:34:00am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Congrats to Democrats who won across the nation and are on the vanguard of beating back the GOP control of state and local legislatures and are positioning the Democrats for beating back the GOP control of Congress next year.

It’s a very hopeful sign, but we can’t lose sight of what must be done.

Vote in every election because all elections matter. Every vote cast is one that can prevent the GOP from suppressing turnout, gerrymandering districts, and depriving millions of their rights.

This is absolutely essential.

Back in 2016 when I warned that Trump and GOP would bring all kinds of bad crazy to the judiciary and damage functioning government, I wasn’t kidding. In fact, that’s exactly what Trump’s done.

In just the past year Trump has nominated 4 candidates to the federal judiciary that the ABA has found not qualified.

This is absolutely unprecedented because the ABA is regarded as a bellweather and if a president nominates one person who is unqualified during a 4 year term that’s a lot. The ABA doesn’t get into the ideological leanings, just whether someone can actually do the job of interpreting law, applying law to facts of the case, and crafting sound judicial opinions. Trump doesn’t care about any of that; he’s putting the most unqualified people into positions of power.

Trump’s already showing no interest in putting qualified people on the bench. The GOP keeps rubber stamping Trump’s moves, which means that these people get to determine outcomes of cases that will eventually end up at the Supreme Court. That sound you hear are the civil and voting rights getting stripped slowly, along with abortion access and birth control, and every other kind of right and protection you can think of, all because a know-nothing party is intent on strangling government all to benefit the millionaire class.

And Trump’s approach to the judiciary is no different than his approach to every other nomination. He cares more for personal loyalty and fealty to him than he cares about competence. This has been abundantly apparent from day 1 of his campaign, and we keep seeing the consequences every fucking day.

This ends when the GOP control over Congress ends.

That fight continues every single day. Next up is the Alabama special election in December when two-time impeached judge Roy Moore goes up against his Democrat challenger Doug Jones. Expect this to be a slime fest because Moore is an unhinged lunatic in the mold of Trump (just with a far more theocratic bent). And then there’s the fight to retake the House next year.

In the meantime, savor the wins last night and the media attempts to spin this as something the GOP can salvage for some obscure and inconsequential reason, instead of treating it as the rebuke of Trump that it truly was. Media mendacity is yet another thing we need to keep in mind when pressing ahead. Expect more media stories about how we have to take the Trump voter feelings to heart, all while ignoring that the majority of Americans aren’t Trump supporters, aren’t GOP voters, and oppose the Trump/GOP agenda.

Never let the media outlets forget any of that.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:41:56am

LA Times, one small part of the “End Trumps Admin” orchestra.

Trump to jail, end the GOP like a drunken fatality fraught fraternity.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:44:11am

re: #160 MsJ

From Wikipedia:

Thanks, I donated.

Next on Breitbart Fox Media: Doug Jones Alabama campaign being funded by out of state antifa!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:46:34am

re: #107 MsJ

Old REPUBLICAN farts! Not all of us boomers are assholes.

Oh of course. Heh should have clarified that last night.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:49:09am
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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:49:20am
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makeitstop  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:50:39am

re: #149 MsJ

Is anyone else sick of hearing that voters are rejecting “Trumpism without Trump”? I heard that all last night and am getting notifications on my phone still.

Would Trump have made a difference if he campaigned with Gillespe? Is all his bullshit accepted because he is Trump? Is this all about personality and any personality can do anything they want and it’s ok?

Fuck. Me.

There is no ‘Trumpism without Trump.’ It’s a half-assed excuse for why they caught the beating they caught last night.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:51:29am

Morning from the real Virginia: Ralph Northam’s Virginia where people from all walks of life are represented by delegates in our House of Delegates. One of my favorite things about last night was hearing Governor elect Northam in his particular Tidewater drawl talking about the diversity that makes this nation great. This isn’t the Byrd Machine Virginia that Steve Bannon and my own parents were born into. No, this is modern Virginia where all are welcome. I couldn’t be more prouder with last night’s results. Had a personal disappointment as my House district did not flip but last night was awesome and a great lesson about working together. I read about some truly wonderful people not just in my own state who got elected last night but from Montana where a former Liberian refugee became mayor of a city to New Jersey where two immigrants, who were targeted by racist ads questioning why they should be on the school board prevailed.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 6:51:58am

re: #168 lawhawk

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Ben Folds - Rockin’ the Suburbs

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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:01:50am

re: #170 HappyWarrior

The mayor elect of Hoboken, Ravi Bhalla, was also the target of a racist ad campaign, and he became the first Sikh elected mayor in New Jersey.

On downside, a GOP NJ legislator won reelection despite being photographed with a Confederate flag and using a slur against his opponent.

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makeitstop  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:01:56am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:01:58am

And of course, we never get to rest here in Virginia. It’s on to adding more Democratic House members and re-electing Senator Kaine next fall. I guess it’s fitting. We were the first state to have a legislature, the House of Burgesses, founded a year before Plymouth and whose alums included George Washington and many of his forefathers, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, and many others.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:03:32am

re: #172 lawhawk

The mayor elect of Hoboken, Ravi Bhalla, was also the target of a racist ad campaign, and he became the first Sikh elected mayor in New Jersey.

On downside, a GOP NJ legislator won reelection despite being photographed with a Confederate flag and using a slur against his opponent.

Yep, he sounds great and man he looked ecstatic.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:05:11am

re: #173 makeitstop

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What Rick has to realize is that many of his former Republican party cadres don’t care about “conservatism.” They care about their own power. He should look at Ed Gillespie and how he did everything to pander to the Trump crowd. Leave the party, Rick. Try to start a sensible center-right party. You already are one of the few conservatives that can actually get a laugh of me so maybe you can succeed there too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:05:37am

re: #172 lawhawk

On downside, a GOP NJ legislator won reelection despite being photographed with a Confederate flag and using a slur against his opponent.

I can at least sort of understand the whole Southern Heritage thing in the Old South, but New Jersery, Iowa or Montana? That is nothin’ but plain ol’ White Supremacist cussedness.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:05:47am

Please proceed GOP

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:06:27am

re: #149 MsJ

Is anyone else sick of hearing that voters are rejecting “Trumpism without Trump”? I heard that all last night and am getting notifications on my phone still.

Trumpism without Trump is like Capitalism without capital or Beatlemania without the Beatles.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:07:05am

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Morning from the real Virginia: Ralph Northam’s Virginia where people from all walks of life are represented by delegates in our House of Delegates. One of my favorite things about last night was hearing Governor elect Northam in his particular Tidewater drawl talking about the diversity that makes this nation great. This isn’t the Byrd Machine Virginia that Steve Bannon and my own parents were born into. No, this is modern Virginia where all are welcome. I couldn’t be more prouder with last night’s results. Had a personal disappointment as my House district did not flip but last night was awesome and a great lesson about working together. I read about some truly wonderful people not just in my own state who got elected last night but from Montana where a former Liberian refugee became mayor of a city to New Jersey where two immigrants, who were targeted by racist ads questioning why they should be on the school board prevailed.

You also got rid of Bob Marshall and replaced him with a trans-gender woman. How about that?

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:07:25am

Thoughts and prayers to Tucker Carlson.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:08:01am

re: #177 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can at least sort of understand the whole Southern Heritage thing in the Old South, but New Jersery, Iowa or Montana? That is nothin’ but plain ol’ White Supremacist cussedness.

It’s always been about that. Oh and even with Gillespie. Hes from New Jersey and our biggest CSA suckup, Corey Stewart is from Minnesota. Corey could talk about the 1st Minnesota’s sacrifice at Gettysburg or that it was a Minnesota man that was the last veteran of that war to pass away, providing a link to post WWII America and the war but Corey chooses to talk about “Yankees.” I’m proud to be a Virginian. I’m proud to be from the state of George C. Marshall, George Thomas. That’s the heritage Virginians ought to celebrate.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:09:18am

re: #149 MsJ

Is anyone else sick of hearing that voters are rejecting “Trumpism without Trump”? I heard that all last night and am getting notifications on my phone still.

Would Trump have made a difference if he campaigned with Gillespe? Is all his bullshit accepted because he is Trump? Is this all about personality and any personality can do anything they want and it’s ok?

Fuck. Me.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:09:41am

re: #180 Sir John Barron

You also got rid of Bob Marshall and replaced him with a trans-gender woman. How about that?

I know. That’s our own Varek’s district too. Hollywood couldn’t write that script. I heard Danica’s victory speech last night. She’s so passionate. She’s not even three years older than I am. She’s going to do great in Richmond.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:09:48am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:10:37am

re: #185 JordanRules

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“Refreshed” aka I’m afraid of a long trip to Leavenworth or ADA Florence.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:12:03am

re: #182 HappyWarrior

It’s always been about that. Oh and even with Gillespie. Hes from New Jersey and our biggest CSA suckup, Corey Stewart is from Minnesota. Corey could talk about the 1st Minnesota’s sacrifice at Gettysburg or that it was a Minnesota man that was the last veteran of that war to pass away, providing a link to post WWII America and the war but Corey chooses to talk about “Yankees.” I’m proud to be a Virginian. I’m proud to be from the state of George C. Marshall, George Thomas. That’s the heritage Virginians ought to celebrate.

Time for my favorite George Thomas quote:

Efforts made by the defeated insurgents since the close of the war have been to promulgate the idea that the cause of liberty, justice, humanity, equality, and all the calendar of the virtues of freedom, suffered violence and wrong when the effort for southern independence failed. This is, of course, intended as a species of political cant, whereby the crime of treason might be covered with a counterfeit varnish of patriotism.

And it is even more sickening when the people spreading this counterfeit varnish are not even from the south…

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:12:22am

re: #167 JordanRules

Oh, I love the sound of Republicans eating each other! Especially the Trump scum. NOM NOM NOM

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:13:39am

This is a huge fuck you to Bannon too. Bannon was trying to claim even if Gillespie didn’t win, the alt-right mesage was still working. Well Steve, Ed Gillespie went and had the biggest lost for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in this state since 1985. You, Gillespie, and Gillespie’s message of fear thy neighbor lost big last night. And Richard Spencer, man, how’s it feel to see the area you tried to divide overwhelmingly reject your message in Charlottesville and Albemarie County. And your adopted Montana sent a former Liberian refugee to the mayor’s office in one of its largest cities. I did hear from Infowars that Hitler is still alive. Maybe you can go down to South America and cry with him. You set up a GoFundMe for the tickets.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:14:39am

Interesting…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:14:41am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Time for my favorite George Thomas quote:

Efforts made by the defeated insurgents since the close of the war have been to promulgate the idea that the cause of liberty, justice, humanity, equality, and all the calendar of the virtues of freedom, suffered violence and wrong when the effort for southern independence failed. This is, of course, intended as a species of political cant, whereby the crime of treason might be covered with a counterfeit varnish of patriotism.

And it is even more sickening when the people spreading this counterfeit varnish are not even from the south…

It’s amazing how prophetic he was. He died in 1870 so before Reconstruction ended and the birth of the Lost Cause bs. George, this victory last night, this is for the America you and 20,000 other Virginians who chose their nation over state fought for in 1861-5. Thank you!

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:15:27am

*snicker*

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:16:07am

re: #169 makeitstop

There is no ‘Trumpism without Trump.’ It’s a half-assed excuse for why they caught the beating they caught last night.

I disagree. Trumpism is Republicanism.

Trumpism is the GOP but without the whispering dog whistles, misogyny, Islamophobia, homophobia, etc. Where the GOP is mostly under the radar (or can and will be politely excused by the Both Siders in the media), Trump and his ilk don’t whisper, they scream it from the rooftops.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:16:14am

re: #190 No Depression

Interesting…

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That much is true but you can’t ignore the population centers and that he did in fact get swamped in the suburbs. My county Loudoun is blue but it’s a light blue- Terry Mac won here last time by 5%. There’s only so many of those bright red small Republican counties.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:16:27am

re: #182 HappyWarrior

It’s always been about that. Oh and even with Gillespie. Hes from New Jersey and our biggest CSA suckup, Corey Stewart is from Minnesota. Corey could talk about the 1st Minnesota’s sacrifice at Gettysburg or that it was a Minnesota man that was the last veteran of that war to pass away, providing a link to post WWII America and the war but Corey chooses to talk about “Yankees.” I’m proud to be a Virginian. I’m proud to be from the state of George C. Marshall, George Thomas. That’s the heritage Virginians ought to celebrate.

John Marshall, too. Among others.

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:16:28am

re: #190 No Depression

Interesting…

I would love to see that as a thing for the rest of my life, Dems finally turning out to vote.

What percent of voters turned out yesterday in VA, and how did that compare to 2013?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:16:40am

re: #192 JordanRules

*snicker*

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Ha! Score one for Steele.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:16:41am

re: #185 JordanRules

Hm.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:17:49am

re: #195 Sir John Barron

John Marshall, too. Among others.

Yeah funny you mention him because I was thinking about his legacy watching John Adams a few weeks back and how Marshall is one of Adams’ finest legacies as President. Fitting that the man who was a living embodiment of the principle that every man should have counsel’s biggest legacy on this country be in the judiciary.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:18:26am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:18:35am

re: #199 HappyWarrior

Yeah funny you mention him because I was thinking about his legacy watching John Adams a few weeks back and how Marshall is one of Adams’ finest legacies as President. Fitting that the man who was a living embodiment of the principle that every man should have counsel’s biggest legacy on this country be in the judiciary.

New book coming out about him in February or thereabouts.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:19:08am

re: #188 MsJ

I have a feeling the feast is just beginning!

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I cannot.  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:19:14am

re: #184 HappyWarrior

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:19:18am

That’s some quality shade right there.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:19:54am

re: #196 Belafon

I would love to see that as a thing for the rest of my life, Dems finally turning out to vote.

What percent of voters turned out yesterday in VA, and how did that compare to 2013?

Much higher.
Ralph S. Northam
Democratic 1,405,007 53.87%
Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie
Republican 1,172,533 44.96%
Clifford D. Hyra
Libertarian 29,303 1.12%
Write In
Write-In 1,392 0.05%

Terry McAuliffe Ken Cuccinelli Robert Sarvis
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 1,069,789 1,013,354 146,084
Percentage 47.8% 45.2% 6.5%

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:20:03am

re: #204 No Depression

Unmatched beautiful shade!

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:20:11am

re: #194 HappyWarrior

That much is true but you can’t ignore the population centers and that he did in fact get swamped in the suburbs. My county Loudoun is blue but it’s a light blue- Terry Mac won here last time by 5%. There’s only so many of those bright red small Republican counties.

Religious Reich Asshole Jerry Falwell, Jr took to the Twitters last night to whine about NOVA and federal workers and how DC should annex NOVA and all that crap.

Spit

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:20:21am

re: #181 No Depression

Thoughts and prayers to Tucker Carlson.

Nah. Fuck him. (sweet smile)

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:21:19am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

Much higher.
Ralph S. Northam
Democratic 1,405,007 53.87%
Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie
Republican 1,172,533 44.96%
Clifford D. Hyra
Libertarian 29,303 1.12%
Write In
Write-In 1,392 0.05%

Terry McAuliffe Ken Cuccinelli Robert Sarvis
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 1,069,789 1,013,354 146,084
Percentage 47.8% 45.2% 6.5%

Hmmm, Libertarianism took a hit last night, too.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:21:54am

re: #201 Sir John Barron

New book coming out about him in February or thereabouts.

Awesome. We remember our great Presidents and even legislators but great judges often get forgotten. i’m a fan of both Marshalls- John and Thurgood. John MARSHALL Harlan was quite good too for his principled opposition to Jim Crow in the 1890’s. His grandson ended up being a conservative on the USSC in the Warren Court but was admirable as well.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:22:02am

re: #204 No Depression

That’s some quality shade right there.

Sick burn. But classy, too. We may have found a rock star.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:22:07am

re: #186 HappyWarrior

“Refreshed” aka I’m afraid of a long trip to Leavenworth or ADA Florence.

I am thinking you might not have to worry about Corey running in VA anytime soon. Like maybe 10-15 years.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:22:19am

So happy to have been wrong about Terry.
We must restore voting rights!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:22:29am

re: #207 Sir John Barron

Religious Reich Asshole Jerry Falwell, Jr took to the Twitters last night to whine about NOVA and federal workers and how DC should annex NOVA and all that crap.

Spit

Yeah I saw that. The son of a segregation apologist doth protest too much.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:23:14am

re: #212 MsJ

I am thinking you might not have to worry about Corey running in VA anytime soon. Like maybe 10-15 years.

Alas, our Corey is different than that Corey. Our Corey is Corey Stewart who actually I believe still is an elected official in Prince William County.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:24:03am

re: #185 JordanRules

“Refreshed”

The Simpsons - Oh Crap

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:24:39am

re: #213 JordanRules

So happy to have been wrong about Terry.
We must restore voting rights!

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I’ll be honest here. I did not like Terry McAuliffe at first. But he’s come around on me. I also met his wife, Dorothy last week as well. So, Terry, thanks and good luck from here on out.

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makeitstop  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:25:45am

re: #193 MsJ

I disagree. Trumpism is Republicanism.

Trumpism is the GOP but without the whispering dog whistles, misogyny, Islamophobia, homophobia, etc. Where the GOP is mostly under the radar (or can and will be politely excused by the Both Siders in the media), Trump and his ilk don’t whisper, they scream it from the rooftops.

That’s kinda what I meant. It’s impossible to seperate the two at this point.

Republicans will need to disown Trump, loudly and often, and even that won’t get all the stank off. But they will need to choose whether they love their Asshole in Chief or their job more.

Pick a side, Republicans, and choose wisely. Because we’re coming for you Trump Cultists. If you want to keep your cushy gubmint gig, now is the time to burn the uniform and walk away.

And even that might not help you.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:26:08am

re: #211 Sir John Barron

Sick burn. But classy, too. We may have found a rock star.

Funny that you say that. Danica’s in a metal band.

Cab Ride Home - The VFW Falls Church

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I cannot.  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:27:23am

re: #211 Sir John Barron

Well…now that you mention it…Danica Roem is a member of a metal band….

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:28:10am

re: #202 JordanRules

I have a feeling the feast is just beginning!

And I am starving!

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:28:55am

re: #216 Dr Lizardo

Ha!

Everybody get refreshed!!

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:29:20am

re: #220 I cannot.

Well…now that you mention it…Danica Roem is a member of a metal band….

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BAD. ASS.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:30:01am

re: #219 No Depression

Funny that you say that. Danica’s in a metal band.

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Video

I’m not a metal fan but I love this. She’s awesome. I could tell hearing her speak last night that public speaking is something she’s fairly new to- I can relate given I hate it and it’s one reason I’d never run for office but she’s passionate and she did a great job not responding to Marshall’s hate and the other hate I saw directed at her. That’s something that would have been difficult for me. I love that- “Bob Marshall’s my constituent now.” She’s quite young, 33 so like Lt. Governor Fairfax, don’t be surprised if we’re discussing her again down the road.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:30:32am

re: #221 MsJ

Famished!

Ready for a seat at the table!

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:30:33am

re: #204 No Depression

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That’s some quality shade right there.

Shade? That was a total eclipse of that southern son.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:31:57am

re: #220 I cannot.

Well…now that you mention it…Danica Roem is a member of a metal band….

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She is just so damn cool. She’s also a respected journalist. We replaced one of the biggest pricks in the HoD with one awesome lady.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:32:23am

re: #215 HappyWarrior

Alas, our Corey is different than that Corey. Our Corey is Corey Stewart who actually I believe still is an elected official in Prince William County.

Well, pooh.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:33:27am

re: #228 MsJ

Well, pooh.

I know, I know. Don’t worry. Kaine will get him.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:33:51am

re: #224 HappyWarrior

I’m not a metal fan but I love this. She’s awesome. I could tell hearing her speak last night that public speaking is something she’s fairly new to- I can relate given I hate it and it’s one reason I’d never run for office but she’s passionate and she did a great job not responding to Marshall’s hate and the other hate I saw directed at her. That’s something that would have been difficult for me. I love that- “Bob Marshall’s my constituent now.” She’s quite young, 33 so like Lt. Governor Fairfax, don’t be surprised if we’re discussing her again down the road.

The more I learn about her the more I love her. She does her thing and doesn’t give a shit what people think.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:36:24am

re: #227 HappyWarrior

She is just so damn cool. She’s also a respected journalist. We replaced one of the biggest pricks in the HoD with one awesome lady.

Is there anything she hasn’t done? She’s like the Bruce Dickinson of Virginia,

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:36:34am

I wandered over the FR to see how the Freepers were taking the election. Of course, they’re mostly in denial. But there are a few (very, very few) sane voices pointing out that last night was a debacle.

One user posted this:

It is true that they were Hillary states but we lost conservative seats that have been held for decades. We were slaughtered last night. This was an off-off election. We should have won everything. In 2005, I remember a similar result and then bam, we were crucified in 2006. We have little time to change course. We may be in for heavy seas.

followed up with a reply that said:

You are correct. If the Dems are motivated and angry, they can wipe us out in the US Congress like they did in 1974 and 2006.

and the original poster responded:

I honestly didn’t think the democrats were motivated but they are big time. Making excuses like I am hearing across this board from poster to poster is not showing this reality.

So there’s a few posters there that get it. The rest of them are drinking the MAGA Flavor-Aid as fast as it can be made.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:37:53am

re: #230 No Depression

The more I learn about her the more I love her. She does her thing and doesn’t give a shit what people think.

She needs to meet Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! if she hasn’t already. I’m not Trans but Transgender Dysphoria Blues is a very relatable song even if you’re not Trans. But yeah I’m impressed by her. She cares about people. She’s not ashamed of who she is and she is a perfect representative of the Virginia that her and I grew up in.

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plansbandc  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:37:54am

re: #70 teleskiguy

Carpentry.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:38:31am

re: #231 No Depression

Is there anything she hasn’t done? She’s like the Bruce Dickinson of Virginia,

I dunno but she’s overcome a lot too. I see that her father died when she was quite young and it was a suicide as well.

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:38:38am

re: #185 JordanRules

Vera Bergengruen ✔@VeraMBergen
Corey Lewandowski says “my memory has been refreshed” and he now remembers receiving email from Carter Page about Moscow trip (in March he claimed he didn’t)
8:36 AM - Nov 8, 2017 * Washington, DC

March??? Lewandowski was still claiming he didn’t know Carter page and didn’t get emails last week.

Heat is being applied to Lewandowski. Mueller is getting close to scaring the crap out of the Trump inner circle.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:39:21am

re: #232 Dr Lizardo

I wandered over the FR to see how the Freepers were taking the election. Of course, they’re mostly in denial. But there are a few (very, very few) sane voices pointing out that last night was a debacle.

One user posted this:

followed up with a reply that said:

and the original poster responded:

So there’s a few posters there that get it. The rest of them are drinking the MAGA Flavor-Aid as fast as it can be made.

Well they can kiss their FR membership goodbye. RimJim doesn’t have room for this thing called reason.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:41:14am

Was this one of the races counted in the D column last night?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:41:44am

re: #231 No Depression

Is there anything she hasn’t done? She’s like the Bruce Dickinson of Virginia,

I cannot quite share your enthusiasm just yet based on her limited political record, but I am certainly glad that she beat out a Republican.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:42:12am

re: #219 No Depression

Funny that you say that. Danica’s in a metal band.

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!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:42:48am

re: #238 MsJ

Was this one of the races counted in the D column last night?

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I’m not sure.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:44:10am

re: #236 ObserverArt

He’s freshly “refreshed” now.
Yep, I’m thinking they’re all hearing footsteps.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:44:11am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I cannot quite share your enthusiasm just yet based on her limited political record, but I am certainly glad that she beat out a Republican.

You gotta get started somewhere. The place she got elected is where Washington, Jefferson, Henry, and Mason got their starts. She didn’t just beat a Republican. She beat a Republican who was the House of Delegates’ biggest homophobe and was proud of that label.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:47:08am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

You gotta get started somewhere. The place she got elected is where Washington, Jefferson, Henry, and Mason got their starts. She didn’t just beat a Republican. She beat a Republican who was the House of Delegates’ biggest homophobe and was proud of that label.

That in itself is something to be pleased about.

And there is still hope that we can turn this country around.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:47:09am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I cannot quite share your enthusiasm just yet based on her limited political record, but I am certainly glad that she beat out a Republican.

Fair enough. She’s a politician now, which means she’s guaranteed to disappoint from time to time. But I’m going to enjoy the moment for the time being.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:47:22am

kathyfordelegate.com

We haven’t talked much about Kathy Tran but she got elected to my grandparents former district. Fascinating lady. She came to this country as one of the “boat people”. She graduated from Duke and later got her Masters from Michigan. She’s spent a lot of her career advocating for immigrants. So this is another awesome person we’re going to see in Richmond this January.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:48:05am

re: #246 HappyWarrior

kathyfordelegate.com

We haven’t talked much about Kathy Tran but she got elected to my grandparents former district. Fascinating lady. She came to this country as one of the “boat people”. She graduated from Duke and later got her Masters from Michigan. She’s spent a lot of her career advocating for immigrants. So this is another awesome person we’re going to see in Richmond this January.

Wait, they elected another Tran?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:48:40am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wait, they elected another Tran?

Ha!

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:49:13am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wait, they elected another Tran?

Booooooo

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:50:01am

re: #249 No Depression

Booooooo

couldn’t help it…

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makeitstop  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:52:05am

Not that we needed any more proof…but Bo Dietl is still an asshole.

Deitl. Loser.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:53:08am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

couldn’t help it…

It’s all good. I love jokes that make you groan.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:54:02am

re: #251 makeitstop

Not that we needed any more proof…but Bo Dietl is still an asshole.

Deitl. Loser.

But, but, but….he’s such a straight-shooter, a straight-talker, tells the Troof, not politically correct, etc etc

/

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:54:32am

re: #251 makeitstop

Not that we needed any more proof…but Bo Dietl is still an asshole.

Deitl. Loser.

A little bothered this doofus got 1% in his race for Mayor.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:54:42am

Must confess kind of an airplane and aerospace fan. Secret Service tweeted this from inside the presidential motorcade cargo plane. Yikes. Does it echo when empty?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:54:45am

re: #251 makeitstop

Not that we needed any more proof…but Bo Dietl is still an asshole.

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Deitl. Loser.

That guy is calling people fat?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:55:18am

re: #251 makeitstop

Not that we needed any more proof…but Bo Dietl is still an asshole.

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Deitl. Loser.

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makeitstop  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:55:21am

re: #253 Sir John Barron

But, but, but….he’s such a straight-shooter, a straight-talker, tells the Troof, not politically correct, etc etc

/

Let ‘em all run with that. I’ll watch.

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:55:41am

re: #251 makeitstop

Not that we needed any more proof…but Bo Dietl is still an asshole.

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Deitl. Loser.

Good morning @frankmorano I Lost last night but I’m still a multimillionaire your still a Fat Looser in the looser Reform party

*lost
*comma after night
*period after multimillionaire
*You’re
*fat
*loser
*loser
*period after party

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scottslemmons  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:55:43am

Something I came across on the Book of Faces last night:

Facebook Post

The author is a writer/screenwriter who’s worked at a wide variety of TV studios.

I won’t go into what I posted on my own page about it, but I’ll note that we can probably expect the GOP to get even more demented and dangerous. I have no idea if we’ll see Republicans adopt pro-Odinism stances or campaign for war against Wakanda, and I have no idea if those stances would be hilarious, sad, or terrifying.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:56:15am

re: #256 HappyWarrior

That guy is calling people fat?

Like Donald Drump criticizing people for having very tiny hands.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:56:42am

re: #259 No Depression

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makeitstop  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:56:49am

re: #254 Sir John Barron

A little bothered this doofus got 1% in his race for Mayor.

Staten Island d-bags. And Rudy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:58:25am

re: #252 No Depression

It’s all good. I love jokes that make you groan.

the only kind I make

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plansbandc  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:58:27am

At first I didn’t get the joke, but then I came around.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:58:52am

re: #261 Sir John Barron

Like Donald Drump criticizing people for having very tiny hands.

Or people’s looks.

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gocart mozart  Nov 8, 2017 • 7:59:33am
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FormerDirtDart  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:01:37am

re: #255 Unshaken Defiance

Must confess kind of an airplane and aerospace fan. Secret Service tweeted this from inside the presidential motorcade cargo plane. Yikes. Does it echo when empty?

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In 1989 I made my first and only parachute jump out of a C-5 (bigger than the C-17 pictured).
I’ve always told people it was like jumping out of a gymnasium.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:01:44am

re: #263 makeitstop

Staten Island d-bags. And Rudy.

I remember when I hoped that Rudy who was at that time pro-choice, pro-reasonable gun laws, etc would perhaps provide the GOP with some needed guidance on social issues. Turns out, I’d probably take GWB over Rudy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:07:48am

re: #269 HappyWarrior

I remember when I hoped that Rudy who was at that time pro-choice, pro-reasonable gun laws, etc would perhaps provide the GOP with some needed guidance on social issues. Turns out, I’d probably take GWB over Rudy.

George W Bush, for all his shortcomings, was not a cynical douchebag.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:09:06am

re: #270 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

George W Bush, for all his shortcomings, was not a cynical douchebag.

That’s my point. Rudy’s also a racist and I don’t think GWB is. GWB has treated President Obama disagreements and all like a man. Rudy treats him like some unwelcome pest.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:10:36am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:11:36am

re: #272 JordanRules

Dead people voting, immigrants, Deep State, antifa violence!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:12:11am

re: #272 JordanRules

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And without pandering to the WWC pony. They won by being Democrats and unashamed of their identities. It’s a huge FU to Sanders who thinks we just need to pander to the WWC to be effective.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:12:19am

re: #273 Sir John Barron

Dead people voting, immigrants, Deep State, antifa violence!!

ACORN!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:12:31am

re: #273 Sir John Barron

Dead people voting, immigrants, Deep State, antifa violence!!

If not for all the beheadings, there would have been a lot more Conservatives around to vote.

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Weaselone  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:12:49am

re: #272 JordanRules

Should read:

Democrats were able to flip seats despite Russia, despite fake news, despite gerrymandering, despite voter suppression, and despite dirty tricks.

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Citizen K  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:13:51am

re: #274 HappyWarrior

And without pandering to the WWC pony. They won by being Democrats and unashamed of their identities. It’s a huge FU to Sanders who thinks we just need to pander to the WWC to be effective.

And this despite the attempted ‘fuck you’ bombshell bullshit that Brazille tried to drop, and that Berners and Trump fanaticists jumped on.

To say I’m pleasantly surprised at this turnout and set of results is understating it a bit.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:14:27am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:14:52am

My Dad thinks that Northam’s Southern charm may have helped some and that some people may have seen Gillespie as an outsider. He may be kind of right about that. Ralph did run up the margins in the strong blue burbs but he did pretty well in some parts of Va that haven’t been our most friendly. I’ll say it again. I love hearing about the diversity that makes this nation and state great from a man with his accent.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:15:28am

re: #259 No Depression

Good morning @frankmorano I Lost last night but I’m still a multimillionaire your still a Fat Looser in the looser Reform party

*lost
*comma after night
*period after multimillionaire
*You’re
*fat
*loser
*loser
*period after party

Someone else had the same thought. From the replies:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:15:31am

re: #278 Citizen K

And this despite the attempted ‘fuck you’ bombshell bullshit that Brazille tried to drop, and that Berners and Trump fanaticists jumped on.

To say I’m pleasantly surprised at this turnout and set of results is understating it a bit.

When I canvassed for Ralph on Saturday, no one mentioned it. I think people are over Bernie, Hillary, etc. They just want to move on and focus on what’s impacting us right now.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:16:03am

re: #279 JordanRules

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I love how catty she can be.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:16:36am

re: #278 Citizen K

And this despite the attempted ‘fuck you’ bombshell bullshit that Brazille tried to drop, and that Berners and Trump fanaticists jumped on.

To say I’m pleasantly surprised at this turnout and set of results is understating it a bit.

The Brazille stuff was all just a clever little misdirection planned by George Soros, antifa, and Obama’s private army.

//

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No Depression  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:17:12am

re: #281 MsJ

Someone else had the same thought. From the replies:

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Republicans want everyone to speak English and yet they can’t fucking spell the simplest of words correctly.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:17:27am

re: #279 JordanRules

Nancy SMASH!

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:18:47am

re: #276 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

If not for all the beheadings, there would have been a lot more Conservatives around to vote.

If beheadings are made illegal only illegals would behead, illegally.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:18:53am

Nothing from Bernie Sanders Twitter account. Come on man. I’m not a fan of yours but if you’re going to act like a prospective candidate for or party in 2020, at least say something.

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:19:55am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

When I canvassed for Ralph on Saturday, no one mentioned it. I think people are over Bernie, Hillary, etc. They just want to move on and focus on what’s impacting us right now.

We on political blogs need to learn a lesson from this. Because we crave constant information, we exaggerate the impact of some things.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:20:46am

re: #262 JordanRules

Damn…beat me to it!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:21:02am

re: #289 Belafon

We on political blogs need to learn a lesson from this. Because we crave constant information, we exaggerate the impact of some things.

That’s true and we might likewise also underestimate the impact of others.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:21:57am

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Nothing from Bernie Sanders Twitter account. Come on man. I’m not a fan of yours but if you’re going to act like a prospective candidate for or party in 2020, at least say something.

Amazing.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:22:35am

Thread of fire from Mr. Schiff! (In the old 140 style)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:22:39am

I’ll say this. I love Joe Biden. He literally reminds me of my uncle who is the same age but Joe please don’t run in 2020. Let the future lead the way in 2020. It’s a pity you’ll never be President but you have accomplished a great deal.

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BeachDem  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:23:05am

re: #251 makeitstop

Not that we needed any more proof…but Bo Dietl is still an asshole.

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Deitl. Loser.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:23:17am

re: #292 Sir John Barron

Amazing.

I checked Kamala Harris’s. She gave props to Ralph, Justin Fairfax, her former fellow AG Herring, and Danica.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:24:12am

Cory Boooker too. Nothing from Warren or to my disappointment, Duckworth.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:24:53am

Kirsten Gillibrand to the list too of elected officials giving congrats.

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electrotek  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:27:35am

I hate FB memories today.

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Weaselone  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:29:11am

re: #297 HappyWarrior

Cory Boooker too. Nothing from Warren or to my disappointment, Duckworth.

You might want to give them some time. They may have forgotten to appoint a designated Tweeter before the victory party last night.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:29:58am

re: #299 electrotek

I hate FB memories today.

I know.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:30:58am

re: #301 Weaselone

You might want to give them some time. They may have forgotten to appoint a designated Tweeter before the victory party last night.

True, true. It’s just that a lot of them were encouraging people to vote. Sanders to my disappointment but not shock didn’t even endorse Ralph. And I doubt he did Phil Murphy in NJ. I don’t like Bernie but he wants to portray himself as a leader and possible candidate in 2020, he needs to start acting like it.

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Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:31:23am

This still amazes me.
ballotpedia.org

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:31:57am

re: #303 HappyWarrior

True, true. It’s just that a lot of them were encouraging people to vote. Sanders to my disappointment but not shock didn’t even endorse Ralph. And I doubt he did Phil Murphy in NJ. I don’t like Bernie but he wants to portray himself as a leader and possible candidate in 2020, he needs to start acting like it.

It’s probably time we all moved on from Bernie. If he pops up his head, even via others, ask where he was in VA.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:32:12am

re: #304 Varek Raith

This still amazes me.
ballotpedia.org

Me too, me too. Mine unfortunately didn’t flip and I saw my precinct went for both Gillespie and LaRock.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:32:49am

re: #305 Belafon

It’s probably time we all moved on from Bernie. If he pops up his head, even via others, ask where he was in VA.

I gladly will. I just hope he has the good sense not to run in 2020 because he’s going to find out the hard way that not everyone loves him.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:33:02am

re: #303 HappyWarrior

True, true. It’s just that a lot of them were encouraging people to vote. Sanders to my disappointment but not shock didn’t even endorse Ralph. And I doubt he did Phil Murphy in NJ. I don’t like Bernie but he wants to portray himself as a leader and possible candidate in 2020, he needs to start acting like it.

Didn’t former VA Governor Wilder also withhold his endorsement from Northam? Wilder has continually been a perennial fly in the ointment for VA Democrats, seeming to only scold and disapprove, as some above-the-fray elder statesman who doesn’t want to harm his reputation by endorsing someone who just might lose.

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Jay C  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:33:07am

re: #295 BeachDem

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But amazingly, over 10,500 people actually voted for this jackhole.
OK, sixth place in a seven-candidate race, but still…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:35:16am

re: #308 Sir John Barron

Didn’t former VA Governor Wilder also withhold his endorsement from Northam? Wilder has continually been a perennial fly in the ointment for VA Democrats, seeming to only scold and disapprove, as some above-the-fray elder statesman who doesn’t want to harm his reputation by endorsing someone who just might lose.

Yeah he’s done that before. Wilder is a bit of a dick when it comes to that. I don’t think it’s someone who might lose and harm his reputation. I think Wilder is a bit of an curmudgeon all around. It’s too bad because he accomplished a lot of good in his career but he seems very petty to the modern Virginia Democratic Party, a Democratic Party that is much more competitive than the one of his day.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:35:54am

re: #309 Jay C

But amazingly, over 10,500 people actually voted for this jackhole.
OK, sixth place in a seven-candidate race, but still…

There’s always going to e some stupid people out there.

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Renaissance_Man  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:38:38am

re: #297 HappyWarrior

Cory Boooker too. Nothing from Warren or to my disappointment, Duckworth.

I must say, I really don’t like this recent concept that every public figure should have a Twitter reaction to every event, good or bad, within moments. And that we should be judging them by how many hours it takes them to tweet something.

First of all, Twitter sucks. There is simply nobody so interesting that I would want to see their every unfiltered thought in real time. There is nobody so wise and intelligent that their every unfiltered thought should be immortalised forever on the internet.

Secondly, while the medium may be fine for groupies to catch up on what their favourite celebrity is eating for lunch today, it is not a place for reasoned discussion. It is not an outlet for any leader to transmit orders or directives, or at least it should not be. Some may say that such real-time communication and response is the future of communication, but all that leads to is type I cognition - unreasoned, gut reactions. There is a time and place for such thinking, but we are higher mammals for a reason - we should take the time to process, think things out, and make good decisions.

I could not care less how soon anyone tweets a response to something. I care about what that response is.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:39:08am

I wish I could figure out what Wilder’s deal is. He’s not really a conservative Dem. Probably in fact to the left of former Governor/Senator Robb. But he’s feuded with a lot of prominent Virginia Democrats too. I’ve never met him so I don’t know how he is as a person. It’s too bad because obviously we thought about him last night with Justin Fairfax’s election to his old position of Lt Governor.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:40:23am

re: #312 Renaissance_Man

I must say, I really don’t like this recent concept that every public figure should have a Twitter reaction to every event, good or bad, within moments. And that we should be judging them by how many hours it takes them to tweet something.

First of all, Twitter sucks. There is simply nobody so interesting that I would want to see their every unfiltered thought in real time. There is nobody so wise and intelligent that their every unfiltered thought should be immortalised forever on the internet.

Secondly, while the medium may be fine for groupies to catch up on what their favourite celebrity is eating for lunch today, it is not a place for reasoned discussion. It is not an outlet for any leader to transmit orders or directives, or at least it should not be. Some may say that such real-time communication and response is the future of communication, but all that leads to is type I cognition - unreasoned, gut reactions. There is a time and place for such thinking, but we are higher mammals for a reason - we should take the time to process, think things out, and make good decisions.

I could not care less how soon anyone tweets a response to something. I care about what that response is.

That’s fair and you’re right. TBH I’m more annoyed that Senator Sanders refused to endorse Governor elect Northam than the lack of a Tweet this morning about yesterday’s election. I don’t care for Sanders but I do know that there are people who do and I think he should start acting like a leader even if he won’t be my choice in 2020.

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Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:41:33am

Dave Brat is in denial here in Va.
XD

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:42:57am

re: #312 Renaissance_Man

I agree with a lot of what you say, but there is so much more going on there. It’s a huge platform and I’ve seen some amazing things in addition to the bad stuff.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:43:14am

re: #315 Varek Raith

Dave Brat is in denial here in Va.
XD

Now, Varek how is that any different than Dave Brat on Monday or Sunday. The dude’s a self fancied “Calvinist Objectivist” or whatever crazy bizarre brand of Christian conservatism and Ayn Rand economics he combines that he calls his ideology.

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Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:45:15am

re: #318 HappyWarrior

Now, Varek how is that any different than Dave Brat on Monday or Sunday. The dude’s a self fancied “Calvinist Objectivist” or whatever crazy bizarre brand of Christian conservatism and Ayn Rand economics he combines that he calls his ideology.

His ‘philosophy’ is a mess, that’s for sure.

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BeachDem  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:45:43am

re: #309 Jay C

But amazingly, over 10,500 people actually voted for this jackhole.
OK, sixth place in a seven-candidate race, but still…

His highest percentages were in Queens and Staten Island—quelle surprise.

cnn.com

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:46:53am

re: #319 Varek Raith

His ‘philosophy’ is a mess, that’s for sure.

Yep just like Paul Ryan tries to combine supposedly being a good Catholic boy with Atlas Shrugged. I mean I don’t deny that Catholicism influenced me but I’d never call my philosophy Catholic either. It’s secular. It has some influences in Catholicism to be sure but it’s secular.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:47:35am

re: #320 BeachDem

His highest percentages were in Queens and Staten Island—quelle surprise.

cnn.com

Queens? Don’t know much about the culture there. My few New York relations that I had lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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TedStriker  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:47:56am

re: #70 teleskiguy

Since the mood has considerably lightened as of late, I offer this. Comments welcome.

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Cook bacon.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:48:08am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

Queens? Don’t know much about the culture there. My few New York relations that I had lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Archie Bunker

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:49:49am

re: #293 JordanRules

Thread of fire from Mr. Schiff! (In the old 140 style)

From that thread:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:49:59am

re: #324 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Archie Bunker

That’s right.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:50:03am

re: #309 Jay C

But amazingly, over 10,500 people actually voted for this jackhole.
OK, sixth place in a seven-candidate race, but still…

1% of the population would vote for shit on a plate. So, yeah….

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:51:09am

re: #297 HappyWarrior

Cory Boooker too. Nothing from Warren or to my disappointment, Duckworth.

Warren is dead to me. She jumped on a bandwagon that was actually a freight train rolling over her career.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:51:23am

re: #324 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Archie Bunker

Probably the most famous fictional resident of Queens ever.

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Lupin  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:51:37am

FWIW news coverage here (French media) are highlighting Xi at the pinnacle of his power vs weakened / confused Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:51:54am

re: #328 MsJ

Warren is dead to me. She jumped on a bandwagon that was actually a freight train rolling over her career.

Warren honestly was never that high on my list even before that. She doesn’t have enough FP curiosity to me to merit a nomination.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:52:09am

re: #303 HappyWarrior

True, true. It’s just that a lot of them were encouraging people to vote. Sanders to my disappointment but not shock didn’t even endorse Ralph. And I doubt he did Phil Murphy in NJ. I don’t like Bernie but he wants to portray himself as a leader and possible candidate in 2020, he needs to start acting like it.

I think we should be grateful that Bernie kept his pie hole (twitter fingers) closed. He is as bad as trump in killing that which he touches.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:52:12am

re: #329 Dr Lizardo

Probably the most famous fictional resident of Queens ever.

Yeah I had forgotten Archie was from Queens.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:52:28am

re: #332 MsJ

I think we should be grateful that Bernie kept his pie hole (twitter fingers) closed. He is as bad as trump in killing that which he touches.

That is true.

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meteor  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:53:22am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

I’m from Flushing.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:53:41am

From Perriello last night:

The last time I remember being this proud of Virginia was when we elected the first African American governor Doug Wilder.
16 Republican men in the House of Delegates (nearly a quarter of their caucus), all of whom voted to block 400,000 Virginians from receiving health care, will be replaced in Richmond by a class that represents the diversity of our Commonwealth. The first transgender lawmaker. The first Asian-American woman. The first two Latina Delegates. And 11 women elected on a progressive platform of expanding Medicaid, investing in education, and protecting civil rights. This is Virginia.
For only the second time after the Civil War, an African-American candidate was elected statewide. And Ralph Northam was just elected running on a $15/hr minimum wage, systematic criminal justice reform, an F Rating from the NRA, protecting reproductive rights, and debt free community college. This is the future.
Virginians came together to reject the hateful policies of Donald Trump that Ed Gillespie put on the ballot this year. Ed Gillespie’s campaign pulled back the veil on the failed marriage of pro-corporate economics and white identity politics that have propped up the Republican party since Reagan and Buchanan forged the Southern Strategy. For the second time in just under a year, we saw Virginia reject hate and division in exchange for love and inclusion.
I’d be lying if I said I shed no tears tonight knowing that my home state, which had been both the birthplace of American democracy and the birthplace of American slavery, will be seen by historians as the place where America’s commitment to pluralist democracy took its stand. To see the most diverse set of candidates in my lifetime elected alongside a governor who ran on the most progressive platform in modern history brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:54:02am

re: #335 meteor

I’m from Flushing.

Mets fan? I won’t hold the 1969 World Series against you.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:55:22am

Per…
re: #304 Varek Raith

This still amazes me.
ballotpedia.org

This…
re: #238 MsJ

was one of the ones not yet determined. The dem won. Four contested races remain.

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calochortus  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:56:37am

re: #330 Lupin

FWIW news coverage here (French media) are highlighting Xi at the pinnacle of his power vs weakened / confused Trump.

I gather Xi is putting on a gilded dog and pony show for Trump. I assume his pocket will be picked while he’s soaking it all up.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:57:56am

re: #338 MsJ

Yesss!!!!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:58:36am

re: #340 JordanRules

Yesss!!!!!!!!

I forget where Hugo’s district is but I’ve definitely driven through it before especially when I lived in FC.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 8, 2017 • 8:59:44am

re: #339 calochortus

I gather Xi is putting on a gilded dog and pony show for Trump. I assume his pocket will be picked while he’s soaking it all up.

Xi knows that you always play to your foe’s weakness. In this case, Trump’s desire for adulation and his narcissism - the more he is flattered, the more pliable he becomes. The more pliable Trump is, the easier it will be for Xi to get the better of him.

Xi Jinping is no fool…..indeed, he is a very canny and highly capable politician.

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calochortus  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:00:50am

re: #342 Dr Lizardo

Xi knows that you always play to your foe’s weakness. In this case, Trump’s desire for adulation and his narcissism - the more he is flattered, the more pliable he becomes. The more pliable Trump is, the easier it will be for Xi to get the better of him.

Xi Jinping is no fool…..indeed, he is a very canny and highly capable politician.

Indeed. Also one who wants to be the world’s leader.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:01:57am

You’re out of there in a year you crazy POS!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:04:35am

re: #344 JordanRules

You’re out of there in a year you crazy POS!

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I still don’t know how the hell Maine made that kook a two termer.

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:06:59am

re: #344 JordanRules

Seems like an impeachable offense to me.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:07:08am

re: #345 HappyWarrior

I still don’t know how the hell Maine made that kook a two termer.

Simple, split vote. And he may get in again if that trend continues. And if he can’t, some other nutcase could.

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:07:21am

re: #345 HappyWarrior

I still don’t know how the hell Maine made that kook a two termer.

Two Democrats split the vote. Not sure why two were running other than egos.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:08:12am

re: #347 MsJ

He can’t run again. But like you said, another nutball could.

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:08:45am

re: #336 HappyWarrior

11 women replacing men. The new makeup of that chamber is exactly what Trump was voted for to prevent, because white men can’t give up power.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:09:09am

re: #348 Belafon

Two Democrats split the vote. Not sure why two were running other than egos.

And you’d have thought they would have learned the first time!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:10:17am

re: #348 Belafon

Two Democrats split the vote. Not sure why two were running other than egos.

That is how Evan Mecham became governor of Arizona in 1987, one of the most painfully embarrassing episodes of politics in that state…

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:10:21am

re: #350 Belafon

Speaking of replacing….
What was that the tiki Nazis were chanting?

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:10:56am

re: #352 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ack!!!
*shudders*

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:11:50am
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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:13:00am

Dems feeling spicey today!

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:15:07am
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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:16:16am

Whoa!!!!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:16:40am

re: #357 Ace-o-aces

NoKo? you have 280 characters now. You can spell out North Korea in full.

technically possible, but one has to know how to spell it in the first place

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:16:47am

re: #348 Belafon

Two Democrats split the vote. Not sure why two were running other than egos.

Yeah I dunno.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:17:24am

re: #356 JordanRules

Dems feeling spicey today!

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Just as I like hearing Northam’s drawl. I love Schumer’s Brooklynese.

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:17:46am

From Daily Kos:

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan breaks his silence on Tuesday night’s Republican bloodbath:

Cool story, bro. With this tweet, Americans will now spend their day thinking, “Thank God all those post offices have a new name,” instead of, you know, “Whoa, Republicans really got creamed last night.” So carry on, Paul. Keep doing what you’re doing. The 2018 elections are just around the corner.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:18:52am

re: #362 Belafon

From Daily Kos:

Your base still hates you Paul.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:19:10am

re: #362 Belafon

In the House, we’ve passed almost 400 bills in the first 10 months of the Trump admin. That’s more than under Clinton, Bush, or Obama.

is that all he can come up with? that is the emptiest talking point ever

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Kilroy was here  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:20:10am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:20:35am

Laura Ingraham who has as much elected experience as I do, that is to say none, boldly proclaims she would have won last night and by rallying Muslims whose religious freedom she opposes by rallying them to her “fiscal plan.”

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:21:23am

When they tell you we need the WWC:

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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:22:13am
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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:24:01am

No one will miss this radical white extremist who cares only about the guns she can hawk (and profit from) and nothing about the consequences of her actions.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:25:01am

re: #366 HappyWarrior

Laura Ingraham who has as much elected experience as I do, that is to say none, boldly proclaims she would have won last night and by rallying Muslims whose religious freedom she opposes by rallying them to her “fiscal plan.”

It’s an easy step from Gauleiter to Governor.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:25:19am

re: #363 HappyWarrior

Your base still hates you Paul.

@IronStache Randy Bryce is running against Paul Ryan. If you want to donate to anyone, that’s my spot. We need to get rid of Paul Ryan.

progressive.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:25:30am

re: #369 lawhawk

No one will miss this radical white extremist who cares only about the guns she can hawk (and profit from) and nothing about the consequences of her actions.

First they came for the White Men, now they have come for the White Women…when will it end?

/

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:25:32am

re: #297 HappyWarrior

Cory Boooker too. Nothing from Warren or to my disappointment, Duckworth.

I have a feeling Liz Warren may be hiding a bit. She seems to have gotten stung quite a bit by the blowback of her comments about Brazile’s book and affirming the primaries were rigged for Clinton. She stepped in it there.

Bernie is being his grumpy independent same-ol’-same-ol’ self. There was nothing about yesterday about him…so he will not say shit. Had he had a candidate that won we’d hear from him.

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Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:29:19am

re: #368 lawhawk

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Haha, ‘looser’.

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wrenchwench  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:30:09am

re: #358 JordanRules

Whoa!!!!!!

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I thought at first that was a bow tie, but it was a no-tie. Some presidents can pull it off.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:30:38am

re: #366 HappyWarrior

Laura Ingraham who has as much elected experience as I do, that is to say none, boldly proclaims she would have won last night and by rallying Muslims whose religious freedom she opposes by rallying them to her “fiscal plan.”

There was a time when some conservative activists *coughGroverNorquistcough* were courting Muslims as a new Republican constituency.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:31:13am

re: #367 Belafon

When they tell you we need the WWC:

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We really need to get out of this WWC fantasy. I just read a Politico article abot Johnstown, Pa, a town in Pennsylvania that has a very special place in my heart since it was where my maternal grandparents were born and raised and even where my Dad had some family before they eventually made it to Pittsburgh. A lot of these people refuse to see what a disaster Trump is. They buy the crap that he’s doing his best and that other people are getting him down. It saddens me because when I visited Johnstown in July to meet up with my mom’s cousin, the people there were friendly. The woman who lives in my grandma’s childhood home showed us around, the man who lived next door to my great aunt and uncle remembered my great aunt fondly, and a fireman at the station near the American Legion memorial to Mike Strank and the other men of Johnstown who gave their lives for this country was very kind as well. But a lot of these people don’t want to see the dangers of Trumpism. They have their prejudices that they are either unwilling or unable to overcome.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:31:21am

Another Caucasian male terrorist targeting law enforcement officers?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:31:55am

White men are the only demographic the GOP hasn’t openly and viciously attacked.

Not exactly a winning strategy.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:32:30am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:33:07am

re: #379 Eclectic Cyborg

White men are the only demographic the GOP hasn’t openly and viciously attacked.

Not exactly a winning strategy.

Straight white Christian men that is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:34:18am

re: #376 Ace-o-aces

There was a time when some conservative activists *coughGroverNorquistcough* were courting Muslims as a new Republican constituency.

and Latinos…who, by all rights are often rather socially conservative and family-oriented: good Conservative values.

But for that, they also have a strong sense of community and understand that a strong community needs healthy public institutions and quality schools…and those require taxes…and that is where the courtship ends.

Not to mention that a lot of those people are immigrants or the children of (not necessarily legal) immigrants.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:35:31am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:36:59am

re: #382 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and Latinos…who, by all rights are often rather socially conservative and family-oriented: good Conservative values.

But for that, they also have a strong sense of community and understand that a strong community needs healthy public institutions and quality schools…and those require taxes…and that is where the courtship ends.

Not to mention that a lot of those people are immigrants or the children of (not necessarily legal) immigrants.

Well I keep on telling you. Anglo conservative Republicans talk about family values. Latinos truly live it. My brother’s brother in law, his wife’s sister’s husband treats my niece as he own. He told me he’d rather spend time with her than go to Vegas for his birthday. And the whole extended family treats not just my brother like another member of the family but they’re also gracious to me. And I think Latinos aren’t as socially conservative as you think. Indeed, some are but while the more devout Catholic among them may see homosexuality or abortion as sinful, they’d never disown a relative over it.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:37:19am

re: #383 Ace-o-aces

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Forget it Kurt, it’s Pravda err Foxtown.

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electrotek  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:37:29am

re: #376 Ace-o-aces

There was a time when some conservative activists *coughGroverNorquistcough* were courting Muslims as a new Republican constituency.

My parents were staunch Republicans until 2004, for obvious reasons.

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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:37:57am

re: #383 Ace-o-aces

To Faux News viewers, if they didn’t report it, then it didn’t happen.

Fox is whitewashing history as it’s being written. They’re simply refusing to cover the news and instead are fixated on propping up a failed regime and a corrupt administration rather than report the news that Trump’s in serious trouble, the GOP are getting beaten back by a majority of Americans who are sickened by the GOP insistence that tax cuts for millionaires are necessary while health coverage isn’t.

Fox delenda est. (to be clear, this is Fox News, not Vicente Fox, who’s a righteous dude in calling out Trump and right wing bullshit - and who is unafraid to curse to get his point across - no fuckin’ wall).

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:39:21am

re: #376 Ace-o-aces

There was a time when some conservative activists *coughGroverNorquistcough* were courting Muslims as a new Republican constituency.

Yeah, in fact I remember a Muslim classmate in 2000 preferring Bush over Gore. No way in hell he feels that way now.

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:39:37am

re: #344 JordanRules

You’re out of there in a year you crazy POS!

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LePage…another law and order type. The people passed the law you jackass…so follow it or resign.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:40:01am

re: #387 lawhawk

To Faux News viewers, if they didn’t report it, then it didn’t happen.

Fox is whitewashing history as it’s being written.

Edited for proper emphasis. Fox is the white people feel good network.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:41:00am

re: #389 ObserverArt

LePage…another law and order type. The people passed the law you jackass…so follow it or resign.

Couldn’t his refusal be challenged in court or does he, as Governor, just get to outright veto that shit?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:41:44am

re: #390 Eclectic Cyborg

Edited for proper emphasis. Fox is the white people feel good network.

Feel good, feel sacred. Depends what day is. Next month, they’ll be scaring the old souls by telling them that no one is wishing anyone a Merry Christmas and how that’s ruining our nation and somehow discriminating against Christians even though the pundits they have that push prohibit building mosques aren’t discriminating against Muslims.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:42:35am

re: #391 Eclectic Cyborg

Couldn’t his refusal be challenged in court or does he, as Governor, just get to outright veto that shit?

It was a matter approved by the voters. He doesn’t get to veto it if it were legislation. Not sure what can be done though since I am not familiar with this. LaPage is a pathetic bigoted asshole though.

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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:43:18am

re: #365 Kilroy was here

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I don’t think term limits help. Gerrymandering is the one thing that needs to be destroyed.

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:44:31am

re: #358 JordanRules

Whoa!!!!!!

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All class Obama. Addressing, or trying to, everyone in the area.

Classless asshole Trump would never do that.

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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:44:35am

re: #393 HappyWarrior

It was a matter approved by the voters. He doesn’t get to veto it if it were legislation. Not sure what can be done though since I am not familiar with this. LaPage is a pathetic bigoted asshole though.

There’s no way he can veto it. It was enacted into law through a properly conducted election referendum.

LePage will stomp his feet and refuse to follow the law. He will be sued by those who have standing to act to get him to comply, and LePage will lose.

His inability to follow the law is indicative of the GOP in general. He’s not for law and order. He wants people to follow his laws and his orders.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:46:08am

re: #396 lawhawk

His inability to follow the law is indicative of the GOP in general. He’s not for law and order. He wants people to follow his laws and his orders.

If you press them they will insist that they answer to a Higher Law…

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Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:46:11am

re: #396 lawhawk

Is LePage subject to recall?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:47:37am

re: #398 Decatur Deb

Is LePage subject to recall?

They tried that in Wisconsin. AFAIK, the dickhead is still there, stronger than ever…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:48:40am

re: #399 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They tried that in Wisconsin. AFAIK, the dickhead is still there, stronger than ever…

Not all recalls are created equal.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:48:54am

re: #396 lawhawk

There’s no way he can veto it. It was enacted into law through a properly conducted election referendum.

LePage will stomp his feet and refuse to follow the law. He will be sued by those who have standing to act to get him to comply, and LePage will lose.

His inability to follow the law is indicative of the GOP in general. He’s not for law and order. He wants people to follow his laws and his orders.

That’s what I thought.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:49:10am

re: #399 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yep, and by the time we got to a recall election his term would be almost over anyway.

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BeachDem  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:49:37am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

Queens? Don’t know much about the culture there. My few New York relations that I had lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

re: #324 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Archie Bunker

Donald Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:49:51am

re: #402 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep, and by the time we got to a recall election his term would be almost over anyway.

Yeah it does seem counter productive at this point. He definitely can and should be sued though.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:50:13am

re: #403 BeachDem

Donald Trump.

How the fuck did i forget that the Yam is from Queens?

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gocart mozart  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:52:36am

re: #376 Ace-o-aces

There was a time when some conservative activists *coughGroverNorquistcough* were courting Muslims as a new Republican constituency.

Fun Fact: before 9/11 Muslims were solid R voters (socially conservative/small business entrepreneurs) something about calling them all terrorists and their religion is evil turned them off for some reason.

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:52:36am

re: #391 Eclectic Cyborg

Couldn’t his refusal be challenged in court or does he, as Governor, just get to outright veto that shit?

I don’t think he can refuse a vote of the people. If it was legislation brought through the state government then he could refuse to sign. This was brought up to vote by the people and he has to allow it.

He’s just acting out. Hopefully he will continue and they do go about impeaching his sorry ass.

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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:52:40am

re: #395 ObserverArt

All class Obama. Addressing, or trying to, everyone in the area.

Classless asshole Trump would never do that.

Trump would never serve on a jury, either. It’s too…civicy for him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:54:55am

re: #408 MsJ

Trump would never serve on a jury, either. It’s too…civicy for him.

He would get a doctor’s note…brain spurs or the like.

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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:55:05am

Question/inquiry:

In the Texas church massacre, did the shooter run out of bullets, or did he still have ammo left over when the neighbor began to intervene? I’ve seen some reports suggesting that he went through several hundred rounds and 10+ magazines.

This goes to just how successful the guy who intervened was in stopping further bloodshed. The NRA types want people to think that 26 killed was somehow a success story for good guys with their guns a blazing.

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electrotek  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:55:44am

re: #406 gocart mozart

Fun Fact: before 9/11 Muslims were solid R voters (socially conservative/small business entrepreneurs) something about calling them all terrorists and their religion is evil turned them off for some reason.

And the Patriot Act.

Of course, I still see SOME Muslims who are trying so hard to kiss ass to conservative Christians and scoff at liberals who will welcome them with open arms.

Not me though. I have enough integrity not to kiss ass to those who want me dead because of my faith.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:57:12am

re: #410 lawhawk

Question/inquiry:

In the Texas church massacre, did the shooter run out of bullets, or did he still have ammo left over when the neighbor began to intervene? I’ve seen some reports suggesting that he went through several hundred rounds and 10+ magazines.

This goes to just how successful the guy who intervened was in stopping further bloodshed. The NRA types want people to think that 26 killed was somehow a success story for good guys with their guns a blazing.

Saw mention of 15 mags, 400+ rounds. That’s as good a public accounting as any. (No clips, though.)

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ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:57:27am

re: #408 MsJ

Trump would never serve on a jury, either. It’s too…civicy for him.

Even if Trump showed up, I bet the lawyers from both sides would refuse him.

I know I would just on reputation for being an arrogant and ignorant ass.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:58:33am

re: #398 Decatur Deb

He is not unfortunately.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:58:37am

re: #410 lawhawk

Question/inquiry:

In the Texas church massacre, did the shooter run out of bullets, or did he still have ammo left over when the neighbor began to intervene? I’ve seen some reports suggesting that he went through several hundred rounds and 10+ magazines.

This goes to just how successful the guy who intervened was in stopping further bloodshed. The NRA types want people to think that 26 killed was somehow a success story for good guys with their guns a blazing.

The point is that a Good Guy with a Gun intervened. The notion being, that had there been more GGwaGs present, it all could have been averted, and the fellow bundled off to a closed mental hospital where all homicidal, mentally disturbed (white) lone wolves belong…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 9:59:48am

re: #411 electrotek

And the Patriot Act.

Of course, I still see SOME Muslims who are trying so hard to kiss ass to conservative Christians and scoff at liberals who will welcome them with open arms.

Not me though. I have enough integrity not to kiss ass to those who want me dead because of my faith.

You’re always going to have idiots.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:00:05am
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lawhawk  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:00:20am

re: #415 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:02:49am

re: #418 lawhawk

again: if you want to defend yourself or your home with a gun, that is your right, and that is not likely be restricted or called into question.

But to defend others in a public setting, especially an active-shooter scenario, you need years of training, nerves of steel and excellent situational awareness.

That is not a skills set you can purchase over the counter at your local Wal-Mart sporting goods section.

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jeffreyw  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:06:37am

re: #265 plansbandc

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At first I didn’t get the joke, but then I came around.

I tried to tweet that via the drop down but the image showed up solid black in the tweet. Sad!

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plansbandc  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:06:39am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:07:14am

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Troll level, Lieu!

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:07:53am

re: #362 Belafon

In the House, we’ve passed almost 400 bills in the first 10 months of the Trump admin. That’s more than under Clinton, Bush, or Obama.
— Paul Ryan

Bills, the best bills. Believe me.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:08:45am
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John Carter  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:09:32am

re: #410 lawhawk

Question/inquiry:

In the Texas church massacre, did the shooter run out of bullets, or did he still have ammo left over when the neighbor began to intervene? I’ve seen some reports suggesting that he went through several hundred rounds and 10+ magazines.

This goes to just how successful the guy who intervened was in stopping further bloodshed. The NRA types want people to think that 26 killed was somehow a success story for good guys with their guns a blazing.

I got the impression he thought he was done killing everyone. Did anyone NOT get shot in that church?

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plansbandc  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:11:30am

re: #420 jeffreyw

SAD!

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Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:13:11am

Another one bites the dust Hey Hey….

An update on your report
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@ben_watching
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:13:58am

re: #424 The Vicious Babushka

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Even if he is, so what.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:15:54am

re: #428 HappyWarrior

Even if he is, so what.

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makeitstop  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:17:01am

re: #403 BeachDem

Donald Trump.

There you go.

As I tell people who aren’t from around here, Trump is letting people unleash their Inner Asshole from Queens.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:17:34am
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MsJ  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:18:04am

Oh, this guy’s TL…wowza.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:18:29am

They’re trying to use the fact that “Virginia House” is trending to move this BS along.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:18:43am

Trailer for the new Spielberg film, The Post, here:

THE POST - Trailer (2018)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:19:38am

re: #432 MsJ

Oh, this guy’s TL…wowza.

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Because he’s get better stuff than gummy bears.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:21:12am

re: #434 Dr Lizardo

Trailer for the new Spielberg film, The Post, here:

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Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Streep as Katherine Graham. I love the smell of Oscar Bait in the mid afternoon but I’ll definitely see this.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:21:40am

There’s a contact for the author of this op-ed at the end of the piece in case you want to give feedback.

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makeitstop  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:23:21am

re: #434 Dr Lizardo

Trailer for the new Spielberg film, The Post, here:

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Video

Hanks as Bradlee and Streep as Graham? Hell, I’m in.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:24:30am

re: #438 makeitstop

Hanks as Bradlee and Streep as Graham? Hell, I’m in.

Looks good. I’ll try to see it when it comes out here, and seeing as how it’s big-time Oscar bait, it’ll be in cinemas here.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:24:59am

re: #438 makeitstop

Hanks as Bradlee and Streep as Graham? Hell, I’m in.

I hope it feels like a film made in the early 70’s. Still my favorite era of film.

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wrenchwench  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:26:12am

Use that ‘Images’ button. That is one bad bird. Or two.

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lizardofid  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:26:28am

For a most of my life when I hear “Queens” my brain goes in to a loop of Elton John’s Ticking, and those poor lost souls in that bar they called, The Kicking Mule.

i know, i’m broken.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:26:32am

re: #425 John Carter

I got the impression he thought he was done killing everyone. Did anyone NOT get shot in that church?

apparently the gun humper explanation is that he was all set to head to another church or whatever and find more people to shoot…but that GGWAG put a stop to that.

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Jay C  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:27:49am

re: #423 Sir John Barron

Bills, the best bills. Believe me.

Yep. Probably not a post office left unnamed or a retired official left unthanked for their service in the whole country!

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:28:51am

re: #437 JordanRules

There’s a contact for the author of this op-ed at the end of the piece in case you want to give feedback.

I can’t wait to not read this Putin piece in Bloomberg.

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Kragar  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:30:28am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:33:08am

re: #446 Kragar

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wrenchwench  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:33:52am
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Belafon  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:34:23am

re: #446 Kragar

We had a presidential election yesterday?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:35:03am

Lots of Fargo alumni in The Post too. Sweet. I’l definitely see this.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:35:14am
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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:35:22am

re: #446 Kragar

Worst wayback Wednesday ever.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:35:26am

re: #446 Kragar

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Still bragging about winning. SAD.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:35:47am

re: #451 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Uncle Rico Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:38:04am

re: #446 Kragar

Congratulations to all of the “DEPLORABLES” and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!
— Donald J. Trump

Hmmm. Wonder why Donald doesn’t mention his MASSIVE popular vote landslide victory?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:38:12am

re: #448 wrenchwench

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One of the articles I wrote for our small business newsletter centered around cybersecurity threats. An issue Trump has greatly ignored.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:38:47am

304-227 isn’t massive by any means. It’s not a squeaker but it’s a lot omre modest than he’s making it out ot be.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:39:28am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:41:09am

re: #458 goddamnedfrank

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Gerrymandering definitely still does matter. Josh is an obtuse or just ignorant.

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JordanRules  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:41:19am

re: #458 goddamnedfrank

Josh is a dumbass not worthy of his platform.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 8, 2017 • 10:42:02am

re: #315 Varek Raith

Dave Brat is in denial here in Va.
XD

Ayn Rand acolyte. He’s in denial about a lot of things.

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BeachDem  Nov 8, 2017 • 11:50:05am

re: #430 makeitstop

There you go.

As I tell people who aren’t from around here, Trump is letting people unleash their Inner Asshole from Queens.

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