Yet Another Astounding Solo Guitar Performance by Jon Gomm: “The Secret of Learning to Fly Is Forgetting to Hit the Ground”

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This tune is the hardest thing I have ever written, or attempted to play, or imagined existing on a guitar. I’m curious to see if anyone else can play it, so I’ve transcribed the guitar tab and instructions (all nineteen pages of it) and it’s available from my website, and the first person to learn it to any vaguely OK-ish standard (as judged by me) wins my complete guitar pickup system - a Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend plus a Fishman BP100, total list price over $750. Submit your entry at jongomm.com;

Get the Tab or the single download or the full album “Live In The Acoustic Asylum” from jongomm.com

This tune’s title is a reference to Douglas Adams, The Secret Of Learning To Fly Is Forgetting To Hit The Ground, but that’s a stupidly long title so I call it “Orville” for short. It’s supposed to have a frenetic air and a ramshackle mechanical groove, capturing a desperate attempt at flight like that of an early biplane (like Orville Wright’s) or a baby bird (like Orville The Duck), until the very ending of the song, when it finally takes flight.

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Nyet  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:09:14pm
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Stanley Sea  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:15:14pm

CL’d again!! RIP

I bailed on the black Fri shopping in the meat world. I came to my senses.

Couple of elementary tech questions here. (hidden so you can skip if desired)

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Nyet  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:16:15pm

re: #2 Stanley Sea

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:16:27pm

Your daily Nazi for somebody to report. I can’t ‘cause I’ve been banned for anti nazi rudeness.

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Nyet  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:17:55pm

re: #4 gocart mozart

Your daily Nazi for somebody to report. I can’t ‘cause I’ve been banned for anti nazi rudeness.

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You always can report an account.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:18:51pm

re: #3 Nyet

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Nyet  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:20:07pm

re: #6 Stanley Sea

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Stanley Sea  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:27:54pm

re: #7 Nyet

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Nyet  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:28:47pm

re: #8 Stanley Sea

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:30:55pm

Six bucks well spent, in my eccentric opinion. Just got this in the mail, May 1950 Popular Science. Besides the report on the tragically ill fated DeHavilland Comet (then under test), it includes a nifty article on the special effects for the George Pal sci-fi adventure Destination Moon, and a bunch of really great ads.

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Nyet  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:31:47pm

re: #10 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Njord!

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TedStriker  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:34:06pm

re: #10 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Six bucks well spent, in my eccentric opinion. Just got this in the mail, May 1950 Popular Science. Besides the report on the tragically ill fated DeHavilland Comet (then under test), it includes a nifty article on the special effects for the George Pal sci-fi adventure Destination Moon, and a bunch of really great ads.

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Nooice!

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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:44:45pm

I just found a great deal on a new pocket knife with a beautiful Damascus blade. On the Amazon link of course…

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Stanley Sea  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:56:04pm
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(Bert the Turtle)  Nov 24, 2017 • 2:59:01pm

re: #13 Dave In Austin

I just found a great deal on a new pocket knife with a beautiful Damascus blade. On the Amazon link of course…

Got a link?

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The Major  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:01:03pm

re: #4 gocart mozart

Done.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:03:12pm

re: #15 (Bert the Turtle)

Got a link?

Just do a search on Damascus. Pages of them

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:03:35pm

re: #10 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Six bucks well spent, in my eccentric opinion. Just got this in the mail, May 1950 Popular Science. Besides the report on the tragically ill fated DeHavilland Comet (then under test), it includes a nifty article on the special effects for the George Pal sci-fi adventure Destination Moon, and a bunch of really great ads.

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Metal fatigue induced by the window geometry got the Comets, IIRC.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:04:20pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:06:05pm

re: #15 (Bert the Turtle)

Got a link?

Also the maker is Perkins

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:06:06pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Coming soon: Time Magazine issues statement saying they never contacted Donald Trump about being Person of the Year.

Well, they would have, if they weren’t fake news.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:09:05pm

The family is gathered to sing Ironbowl Eve carols.

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Skip Intro  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:12:09pm

re: #14 Stanley Sea

What a coincidence! That’s exactly what they said to me! I turned them down flat. I guess Trump was their second choice.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:15:53pm

re: #15 (Bert the Turtle)

This is the one I got
amazon.com

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:16:39pm

re: #23 Skip Intro

Whoa whoa whoa! They called me too!

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:18:13pm

Is there a “Dick of the Year” award?

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TedStriker  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:20:54pm

re: #26 Decatur Deb

Is there a “Dick of he Year” award?

It’s already split between Anthony Weiner and Joe Barton.

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whitebeach  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:21:06pm

re: #26 Decatur Deb

Is there a “Dick of he Year” award?

The favorite in late betting is Joe Barton.

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The Major  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:21:27pm

I don’t know if this was posted previously…

(CNN)The communications director for controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned from his position on the campaign, senior campaign adviser Brett Doster tells CNN.

Doster said Wednesday that John Rogers didn’t have the experience to deal with the level of scrutiny brought on by the national press, and the campaign had to make a change.
He added that Rogers had not been dismissed but that he “didn’t like playing second fiddle on the communications side.”
Rogers decided to leave the campaign last Friday, according to a statement released by the campaign.
“As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign, as do those working in the campaign,” the statement said. “John made the decision to leave the campaign last Friday — any representations to the contrary are false — and we wish him well.”

I suspect that Rogers knew, and wanted to distance himself quickly in order to save HIS OWN ASS…

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:22:10pm

re: #27 TedStriker

It’s already split between Anthony Weiner and Joe Barton.

Let’s go to the videotape.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:22:28pm
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The Major  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:24:49pm

re: #30 Decatur Deb

Let’s go to the videotape.

Let’s not go there, shall we ?
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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:24:56pm

re: #30 Decatur Deb

Let’s go to the videotape.

Hairless Hamster Award…..

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:25:36pm

re: #31 FormerDirtDart

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Called @TIME for comment on this. FYI, this sounds like part of the normal Person of the Year production process

No way in hell Trump will ever be “Normal Person of the Year”.

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majii  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:25:37pm

re: #29 The Major

“Doster said Wednesday that John Rogers didn’t have the experience to deal with the level of scrutiny brought on by the national press, and the campaign had to make a change.”

I’m translating this to mean that John Rogers failed to make the allegations disappear which is probably what Roy Moore expected him to be able to do.

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The Major  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:26:34pm

re: #33 Dave In Austin

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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:27:10pm

Okay, I’m apparently missing something here. Trump was named Time’s Person of the Year for 2016, so boasting that they called him makes virtually no sense. Unless he’s seriously trying to suggest that they called him before Election Day, in which case I’m calling bullshit.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:30:05pm

re: #35 majii

“Doster said Wednesday that John Rogers didn’t have the experience to deal with the level of scrutiny brought on by the national press, and the campaign had to make a change.”

I’m translating this to mean that John Rogers failed to make the allegations disappear which is probably what Roy Moore expected him to be able to do.

Moore is “World Famous in Gadsden”. His staff isn’t up to unexpected national scrutiny.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:31:42pm
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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:34:45pm

re: #37 Targetpractice

This is Trump’s insane ego defense at work. He knows it’s not likely he’ll get it two years in a row, so he’s preemptively turning them down.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:35:30pm

re: #14 Stanley Sea

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:35:53pm

“I just don’t have time for an interview and major photo shoot,” said no narcissist ever.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:37:54pm

re: #42 jaunte

“I just don’t have time for an interview and major photo shoot,” said no narcissist ever.

THIS.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:38:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:38:59pm

the yam is still probably bent out of shape with TIME’s “person of the year” profile of him last year describing his “assault on truth and logic”.

A profile this year would be even moreso…

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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:40:15pm

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:41:06pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:43:20pm

re: #42 jaunte

“I just don’t have time for an interview and major photo shoot,” said no narcissist ever.

Just proves he’s not a narcissist, libtard.

Do I need the /////?

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Momkat56  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:43:59pm

re: #22 Decatur Deb

Here in the western sanctuary of the state, the food offerings to Big Al are gathered for tomorrow’s ceremony. May the blessing of the Tide be upon you ;-)

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stpaulbear  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:44:03pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

The list is missing Ann Coulter.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:47:08pm

re: #49 Momkat56

Here in the western sanctuary of the state, the food offerings to Big Al are gathered for tomorrow’s ceremony. May the blessing of the Tide be upon you ;-)

Daughters went to Auburn. They have a building named for me, one of the bars at Toomer’s Corner.

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:48:04pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Griftstock 2017

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:48:39pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:49:16pm

re: #52 jaunte

Griftstock 2017

When CPAC is too hip and happenen’.

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:50:10pm
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(Bert the Turtle)  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:53:15pm

re: #24 Dave In Austin

Nice. I’ve been sucked into the void over there. Time to apply the 48 hr in the cart before buying rule.

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:53:36pm

Daily Caller commenters are in no way racist (sarc)

dailycaller.com

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Momkat56  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:54:40pm

re: #51 Decatur Deb
I think you mean Toomer’s Corner (like the cancer). Building naming is serious business, congrats on your good fortune!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:54:53pm

re: #55 jaunte

Upding for “Funeral home ass golf clubs”

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(Bert the Turtle)  Nov 24, 2017 • 3:55:36pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

From earlier today.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:00:24pm

re: #58 Momkat56

I think you mean Toomer’s Corner (like the cancer). Building naming is serious business, congrats on your good fortune!

Already caught it. Suspect that’s where the money went.

(In truth, Dau1 did well there, got BS, Masters, and Mrs. Dau2 bailed for Troy after a year.)

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stpaulbear  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:02:46pm

re: #56 (Bert the Turtle)

Nice. I’ve been sucked into the void over there. Time to apply the 48 hr in the cart before buying rule.

I should have done that too but I got sucked in this morning and bought a Hitchcock movie five-pack and a couple other things to watch this winter. Everything I bought had been on my wish list for at least a month.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:04:13pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:06:46pm

re: #18 Decatur Deb

Metal fatigue induced by the window geometry got the Comets, IIRC.

Yep. The Comet Mk 1s could easily have been modified with rounded windows and put back into service. The loss of public confidence was such that most of them were scrapped instead and the UK had to wait 5 years for the re-designed Comet 4. The two Mk 1s ordered by the RCAF were fitted with new windows (as the 1BX) and gave another 18 years of satisfactory service.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:07:12pm

re: #43 Eclectic Cyborg

THIS.

There’s also no such thing as a “major photoshoot.” It’s an assignment like anything else, and would be finished in less than five minutes.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:08:15pm

re: #66 gocart mozart

rofl.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:08:19pm

re: #62 stpaulbear

I should have done that too but I got sucked in this morning and bought a Hitchcock movie five-pack and a couple other things to watch this winter. Everything I bought had been on my wish list for at least a month.

Sheeeit. I don’t even bother w/ the wishlists anymore. I just plunk it in the ‘save for later’ thingy below the cart. I have a problem.

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:09:12pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:09:45pm

Barton’s new nickname is “Texas Shorthorn.”

Facebook Post

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:12:42pm

If Malia Obama’s biggest problem is smoking weed, she’s going to turn out just fine.

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:12:52pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:13:13pm

re: #70 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

If this had happened to a serious man, he would quit and try to get a job as a firetower watcher in far Oregon.

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The Major  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:14:16pm

re: #44 Dave In Austin

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:14:28pm

re: #71 Ace Rothstein

If Malia Obama’s biggest problem is smoking weed, she’s going to turn out just fine.

Just as long as it’s weekend weed, and not daily nicotine.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:15:16pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:15:19pm

re: #72 gocart mozart

Fuckn’ dolt.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:15:47pm

re: #72 gocart mozart

In all of the videos of that Trump person he always wanders off then goes back to where he is supposed to be. What is it with that behavior?

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:15:50pm

re: #71 Ace Rothstein

What evidence is that that was weed? That’s most likely tobacco.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:16:41pm

this never fails to make me feel better for a while:

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:16:49pm

re: #79 gocart mozart

What evidence is that that was weed? That’s most likely tobacco.

Many, many people are saying it was weed. Maybe it wasn’t, I don’t know. That’s what I heard.

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:17:04pm

re: #70 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

So now the big question is, who did he text it to and how many others are there? And on the plus side, maybe a few more warm bodies enjoyed late night soirees into Joe’s going deep on jpg.

Officer;
“Joe?. How many were there?”
Joe; “……………………………………………………………….uh……………………………………………..ah……………………………………………………………….hmm…………………………………………………..huh?”

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:17:21pm
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Momkat56  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:17:23pm

re: #61 Decatur Deb

I’m a 2x grad of UA and have lived in the holy city for 47 years, so crimson is my color. Good luck and no broken bones to all tomorrow.

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:18:23pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Let’s see her introduce some legislation.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:21:56pm

JFC, Trump really did serve plastic-wrapped, two-week-old sandwiches and potato chips to the Coast Guard yesterday.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:23:21pm

re: #87 Ace Rothstein

I would not be surprised. It sounds like something he would do.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:24:00pm

re: #72 gocart mozart

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That clip shows all him in all his addled glory.

His eyes look especially dead.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:24:15pm

re: #87 Ace Rothstein

JFC, Trump really did serve hoagies and potato chips to the Coast Guard yesterday.

Six-inchers. Trump is sensitive about size.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:24:19pm

re: #89 PhillyPretzel

I would not be surprised. It sounds like something he would do.

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:25:47pm

re: #87 Ace Rothstein

JFC, Trump really did serve hoagies and potato chips to the Coast Guard yesterday.

Do not ever use the word “hoagie” and Trump in the same sentence. Trump did not serve “hoagies”, that would take skill and proper meats and real rolls. Trump served Oscar Meyer pre cut cold ass turkey sandwiches on shit rolls with warm mayo wrapped in BPA laden wrap set out with no refrigeration.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:26:43pm

re: #93 nines09

Now that sounds like the uncouth one. /

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:27:04pm

re: #87 Ace Rothstein

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:27:20pm

re: #93 nines09

Fixed it.

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teleskiguy  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:28:07pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:28:46pm

Why is Melanoma wearing that stupid hat indoors?

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:30:55pm

Yay wiffleball


Also, worst game ever!

Youtube Video

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:31:16pm

re: #96 Ace Rothstein

Sorry. Shit stain has pissed on everything else, I didn’t need any confusion on a real sandwich.
“Ya want an Italian one? Here. Have some Kraft Italian dressing. You like the creamy kind?”
“Police were called to an incident on North 5th street today…..”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:33:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:35:11pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:35:14pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mueller still has a month to make Person of the Year.

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meteor  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:36:55pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:38:50pm

re: #103 Decatur Deb

Robert Meuller: Time Person of the Year 2018

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:47:24pm

Thanksgiving menu from a Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps camp. They ate better than the Coast Guard.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:47:35pm

re: #105 gocart mozart

Robert Meuller: Time Person of the Year 2018

YES!!

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teleskiguy  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:48:48pm
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:49:03pm

re: #106 Decatur Deb

They sure did. Roast Turkey with oyster dressing.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:50:45pm

Well thinking I can splurge a little. (more) Cutting cable for streaming so ahead some money every month right?

Sony CT290 Ultra-slim 300W Sound Bar with Bluetooth (2017 model)

*Click* via the LGF Amazon of course.

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:51:42pm

Todd Rundgren is a legend, and way back when, he was in The Nazz. Made some noise in Philly, and the rest is history. They had this ditty based on the Tighten Up 45 at the time. They pulled it out from time to time. Do da tuna hoagie. Do it. Tuna hoagie. WIT CHEEZE!!!
Bad graphics, but it’s Todd and The Nazz on the recording.

Hi everybody, we’re the Nazz from Philadelphia, home of the tuna fish hoagie. In
Philadelphia, we do a little thing called the loosen up. It goes like this
First we loosen up on the drums. OK, now we loosen up on the bass. All right
Let the guitar player fall in. Now then, now then, the organ player. Get
Loose everybody. Do the loosen up. You can do it now. Ain’t nothing to it
Now. Loosen up baby. Get loose. Hang loose baby. Hang loose mother. Hang
Loose fungo bat

Loosen Up - The Nazz

When they were The Nazz

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:53:58pm

re: #86 gocart mozart

One day. One day some of the kids in the neighborhood carried my mom’s groceries all the way home. You know why? It was out of respect.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:57:21pm
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Skip Intro  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:57:36pm

re: #92 Ace Rothstein

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I still don’t get the hat. Why is she the only one wearing one? Is she going bald?

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 4:57:48pm

OMG

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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:00:01pm
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prairiefire  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:01:22pm

The Dr.’s classic Grinch is on the Telly now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:03:37pm

re: #117 Dave In Austin

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:09:00pm

This head scratcher was retweeted by Trump

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retired cynic  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:09:26pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:09:42pm
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Skip Intro  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:12:59pm

re: #120 gocart mozart

This head scratcher was retweeted by Trump

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Laura Ingraham makes Tomi Lahren look intelligent in comparison.

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:13:42pm

re: #120 gocart mozart

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:16:46pm
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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:17:48pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m afraid Gary is an idiot.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:21:53pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:23:40pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In 1918, you were lucky if you weren’t dead from the Spanish Flu.

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TedStriker  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:26:34pm

re: #128 Targetpractice

In 1918, you were lucky if you weren’t dead from the Spanish Flu.

Or on the battlefields of Europe.

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teleskiguy  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:27:01pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:27:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:29:33pm

meanwhile in Puerto Rico:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:31:57pm

ahh…CL would have loved this:

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:32:30pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:33:05pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:34:33pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:35:19pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:35:44pm

re: #120 gocart mozart

This head scratcher was retweeted by Trump

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I’ve read it, and re-read it, and I still can’t figure out what Ingraham Anal is talking about.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:36:33pm

re: #128 Targetpractice

In 1918, you were lucky if you weren’t dead from the Spanish Flu.

Or small pox.

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calochortus  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:36:49pm

re: #137 Dave In Austin

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Any actual evidence for Walsh’s contention?
I thought not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:37:12pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:38:26pm

re: #139 Ace Rothstein

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fern01  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:39:32pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

I would certainly vote for him as the No1 moron of the year. Anything else, pass

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:41:03pm

re: #139 Ace Rothstein

Or small pox.

Cholera or dysentery, whooping cough, mumps, measles, flu, malaria, and bad meats. Then we add bad water, bacteria, poisoning from leads and petrols and lack of doctors.
Then you had to go to work….

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:41:24pm

re: #137 Dave In Austin

In 1918 no-talents like Joe Walsh had to travel around in wagons selling patent cures or pretending to make it rain.

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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:43:11pm

re: #139 Ace Rothstein

Or small pox.

Or crippled by polio.

Back in 1918, you were just as likely to boil up a “miracle cure” from everyday objects than make a trip to the doctor. Seeing a doctor in those days was the choice of last resort, when the chicken grease balm had failed to work and you were practically at death’s door.

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:43:11pm

re: #144 nines09

Cholera or dysentery, whooping cough, mumps, measles, flu, malaria, and bad meats. Then we have bad water, bacteria, poisoning from leads and petrols and lack of doctors.
Then you had to go to work….

STDs were rampant among 24 year old men.

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fern01  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:43:32pm

re: #142 Dave In Austin

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I really wonder where these people get their crazy ideas - most people are responsible for their own health/welfare - governments (well some, not all) provide the safety nets that all need at some time in their lives. Even those who say they can pay for their own medical expenses are depending on doctors, many of whom received large subsidies when completing/continuing their training programs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:44:10pm
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Skip Intro  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:44:20pm

re: #138 Ace Rothstein

I’ve read it, and re-read it, and I still can’t figure out what Ingraham Anal is talking about.

She’s saying that it Trump would just come on her Fox show she’d blow him on air for the ratings.

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:45:08pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:45:20pm

re: #150 Skip Intro

She’s saying that it Trump would just come on her Fox show she’d blow him on air for the ratings.

She’s a hideous person.

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William Lewis  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:55:06pm

OT:

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:55:17pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 24, 2017 • 5:55:57pm

”People were responsible for their own healthcare in 1918!”

They also lived shorter lives, were more susceptible to debilitating diseases, were less likely to recover from serious injuries, they lived in a veritable stew of dangerous chemicals and substances, and (most importantly of all) they didn’t know about any of this because they were generally dirt poor and pig ignorant.

Or, as the GOP likes to call it, “The Golden Age.”

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:00:42pm
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Stanley Sea  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:03:14pm

re: #153 William Lewis

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:03:53pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:04:37pm

Any serious fishermen out there, Tackle Warehouse has 20% off everything in stock
tacklewarehouse.com

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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:04:56pm
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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:09:17pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:10:39pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:10:40pm
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:12:05pm

re: #162 gocart mozart

Ironic twist: I am watching Return of the Jedi.

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CleverToad  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:19:44pm

re: #153 William Lewis

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:19:50pm

re: #147 Belafon

STDs were rampant among 24 year old men.

Terms used that you rarely hear anymore. Rheumy eyes or rheumy. Pleurisy. Gout. POLIO. FUCKING POLIO. Rampant hepatitis. Ring worm, pin worm, round worm. Scabies. Crotch critters and head lice.
I remember houses being quarantined and “nit” combs. Tar based shampoos, with kero cleansers.
“How do you get rid of crabs?” Shave half your hair off. Set the remaining hair on fire. When they run to save themselves kill them with an icepick.”
Famous last words; “This stuff still good?”
Orange Army Surplus American cheese in 5 pound tins. It never dies. Aqua Net as a roach killer.
Whiskey was good for you. Especially in the morning. It killed whatever came after for a few hours.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:20:29pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A lot of the 24 year olds in 1918 died in a global flu pandemic.

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Cheechako  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:20:32pm

re: #92 Ace Rothstein

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I’ve been thinking about trump serving turkey sandwiches and chips to the Coasties on Thanksgiving. Since I’m sure the Coast Guard provided the meal, I’m wondering if was a back-handed way for the Coast Guard to protest the significant reductions to their budget. If it was, everyone missed the message.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:22:53pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:23:38pm

re: #168 Cheechako

I’ve been thinking about trump serving turkey sandwiches and chips to the Coasties on Thanksgiving. Since I’m sure the Coast Guard provided the meal, I’m wondering if was a back-handed way for the Coast Guard to protest the significant reductions to their budget. If it was, everyone missed the message.

I don’t know. Remember when Trump fed the press pool at Mar-A-Lago? It was pretty much the same thing.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:24:25pm

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

It was LITERALLY the same thing.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:25:56pm

re: #171 Ace Rothstein

It was LITERALLY the same thing.

My guess is that he doesn’t want to stick a spoon or ladle into genuine hot food—messy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:26:31pm

re: #166 nines09

Terms used that you rarely hear anymore. Rheumy eyes or rheumy. Pleurisy. Gout. POLIO. FUCKING POLIO. Rampant hepatitis. Ring worm, pin worm, round worm. Scabies. Crotch critters and head lice.
I remember houses being quarantined and “nit” combs. Tar based shampoos, with kero cleansers.
“How do you get rid of crabs?” Shave half your hair off. Set the remaining hair on fire. When they run to save themselves kill them with an icepick.”
Famous last words; “This stuff still good?”
Orange Army Surplus American cheese in 5 pound tins. It never dies. Aqua Net as a roach killer.
Whiskey was good for you. Especially in the morning. It killed whatever came after for a few hours.

My wife’s mother was paralylised after polio but died an early death after spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair. My mother contracted polio but recovered (though she has post-polio syndrome now).

After I contracted TB in Tunisia, I have had pleurisy twice, both times requiring hospitalisation. Fortunately I had military medical care (socialised medicine) to take care of the TB (I was quarantined) and the later cases of pluerisy.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:27:54pm

re: #153 William Lewis

Oh man very sorry that did not work out.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:28:31pm

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

I don’t know. Remember when Trump fed the press pool at Mar-A-Lago? It was pretty much the same thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:29:22pm
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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:30:38pm

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’d like to see Ralph Steadman do the illustration for the Trump cover.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:30:40pm

I finished binge-watching The Punisher last night, and now my life feels so empty. Or maybe that’s the hangover from the scotch I drank last night after Thanksgiving dinner.

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Cheechako  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:30:42pm

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

I don’t know. Remember when Trump fed the press pool at Mar-A-Lago? It was pretty much the same thing.

Well, I thought the meal was at a Coast Guard facility. I’m sure every military base in the world attempts to serve a hot turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Even in combat areas. It’s been a tradition for years.

Even when there are major wildfires burning on Thanksgiving the fire camps serve a hot turkey meal. (Some are good, some are really bad.)

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Belafon  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:32:07pm

re: #169 Charles Johnson

The last part of that article is worth repeating:

“These people either do not believe the U.S. should be a world leader, or they’re utterly incompetent,” [Dana Shell Smith, the ambassador to Qatar, who recently resigned] said. “Either way, having so many vacancies in essential places is a disaster waiting to happen.”

The “or” is inclusive.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:32:37pm

re: #169 Charles Johnson

This will lead the US into major trouble down the road, trouble in which the States will be the loser. The State Department handles so many different aspects of international relations - political, economic, financial, military - that gutting it to the 2x4s means there will no way to stave off disaster until it is too late.

Meanwhile, China is busy knitting together Asian and African countries into a de facto empire, and Russia is slowly trying to reclaim the Russian Federation states.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:34:35pm

re: #178 Charles Johnson

I finished binge-watching The Punisher last night, and now my life feels so empty. Or maybe that’s the hangover from the scotch I drank last night after Thanksgiving dinner.

I’m forcing myself to spread it out over several days. The first two eps were really good.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:34:36pm

awwww, Sean haz a angry

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:35:03pm

re: #179 Cheechako

Well, I thought the meal was at a Coast Guard facility. I’m sure every military base in the world attempts to serve a hot turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Even in combat areas. It’s been a tradition for years.

Even when there are major wildfires burning on Thanksgiving the fire camps serve a hot turkey meal. (Some are good, some are really bad.)

I’d be happier to go with your interpretation!

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Interesting Times  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:35:19pm

re: #169 Charles Johnson

In addition to Putin’s influence, could one reason Cheeto Benito is crapping on and scrapping the State department be an attempt to “get back” at HRC? He’s repeatedly shown he’s capable of being that small, petty, and spiteful…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:35:26pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

awwww, Sean haz a angry

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Gosh I wish I ran the Time twitter feed right now.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:36:08pm

Alan Murray, TIME’s Chief Content Officer

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:37:14pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

awwww, Sean haz a angry

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He knows how the press lies because of how he turned down took a pass on the Buckley award that he claimed WAS NOT revoked!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:38:40pm
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Stanley Sea  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:42:27pm

Y’all, I’m watching The Big Sick on Amazon right now.

Highly rec.

Kumail Nanjiani is brilliant. The writing is brilliant.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:43:05pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

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I know. I try not to think too much about it because it makes me anxious, but it’s hitting at so many levels in so many places:

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:43:16pm

Sorry Mr. Limbaugh, Thanksgiving Doesn’t Celebrate the Pilgrims’ Triumph Over Socialism (Goes to Wonkette)

A Wonksplainer about where that particular lie came from (that the colonists held everything in common but after crop failures and such Gov. Bradford then ordered commonly-held land divided up to individual families).

Toss in a cold-war conservative writer’s story, the Von Mises Institute embellishing it, and FOX News moving the date of the so-called “First Thanksgiving” (which happened in Canada, not Massachusetts), selective misquoting of the New Testament, and you get the idea that “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” capitalism saved the Plymouth Colony.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:44:19pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:47:13pm

re: #173 Anymouse 🌹

My wife’s mother was paralylised after polio but died an early death after spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair. My mother contracted polio but recovered (though she has post-polio syndrome now).

After I contracted TB in Tunisia, I have had pleurisy twice, both times requiring hospitalisation. Fortunately I had military medical care (socialised medicine) to take care of the TB (I was quarantined) and the later cases of pluerisy.

One of my best friends had polio in his one hand slightly and his one foot badly, which caused him to swing his walk. He went crazy when people said anything, even with concern on their behalf. All the shit you never spoke about. I had a bout with pleurisy about 7 or so years ago, and when the doctor said that word, it all came rushing back.
I remember my mother crying when they came to my neighborhood with the Salk vaccine shots.
TB. Christmas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:47:27pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:56:43pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:57:44pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 6:59:38pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:01:01pm

re: #194 nines09

One of my best friends had polio in his one hand slightly and his one foot badly, which caused him to swing his walk. He went crazy when people said anything, even with concern on their behalf. All the shit you never spoke about. I had a bout with pleurisy about 7 or so years ago, and when the doctor said that word, it all came rushing back.
I remember my mother crying when they came to my neighborhood with the Salk vaccine shots.
TB. Christmas.

The last in-the-wild polio case where I was born was three years after I was born. It really hasn’t been all that long since the disease was driven out of the USA.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:02:20pm

re: #198 Charles Johnson

Who needs science when you got Jay-Zuss?

Paula White, Kenneth Copeland and Others Lay Hands On, Pray for Donald Trump

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:02:47pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:02:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:04:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:07:19pm
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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:09:47pm

re: #199 Anymouse 🌹

The last in-the-wild polio case where I was born was three years after I was born. It really hasn’t been all that long since the disease was driven out of the USA.

I used to show people images of iron lungs who spoke of the concerns of immunizations.
Google images of iron lungs to get a feel of a terror that walked among us before Jonas Salk. That was just one demon laid low.
I was astounded at the amount of younger people never even heard of an iron lung. I said “pretend you are a mother and your sons best friend has polio. And they end up here.”
TB is also a far away and never seen horrible way…

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Interesting Times  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:10:09pm

re: #203 Charles Johnson

And look what else it’s about to bring:

If conservatives get their way, President Trump will add twice as many lifetime members to the federal judiciary in the next 12 months (650) as Barack Obama named in eight years (325). American law will never be the same.

Enter the next element of the court-packing turducken: a new plan written by the crafty co-founder of the Federalist Society, Steven Calabresi. In a paper that deserves credit for its transparency (it features a section titled “Undoing President Barack Obama’s Judicial Legacy”), Calabresi proposes to pack the federal courts with a “minimum” of 260 — and possibly as many as 447 — newly created judicial positions. Under this plan, the 228-year-old federal judiciary would increase — in a single year — by 30 to 50 percent.

And if this breathtaking transformation of our federal judicial system isn’t jarring enough, Calabresi has one final treat: a proposal that Congress do all of this in the tax-cut bill that Congress is trying to pass before it leaves for the holidays.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:11:40pm

re: #168 Cheechako

I’ve been thinking about trump serving turkey sandwiches and chips to the Coasties on Thanksgiving. Since I’m sure the Coast Guard provided the meal, I’m wondering if was a back-handed way for the Coast Guard to protest the significant reductions to their budget. If it was, everyone missed the message.

re: #179 Cheechako

Well, I thought the meal was at a Coast Guard facility. I’m sure every military base in the world attempts to serve a hot turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Even in combat areas. It’s been a tradition for years.

Even when there are major wildfires burning on Thanksgiving the fire camps serve a hot turkey meal. (Some are good, some are really bad.)

I seriously doubt the USCG provided the sandwiches and chip.
As you well know, the US military takes great pride in the hoops it is willing to jump through in order to provide every service member with a proper Thanksgiving meal.
I can not fathom any leader, in any branch of service, who would approve of such a meal plan.
My assumption, given the small size of USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet, is that the unit would have set up a pot-luck meal. With the unit providing portions of the meal, and family members bringing others. Likely later in the day.
So, given the relatively early visit by Trumps & crew, the administration staff had the absurd chow brought in so Trump could look gracious.

Even Business Insider is slamming Trump
Original title - Trump gives depressing Thanksgiving spread for Coast Guard
they cleaned it up a bit

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:12:16pm
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retired cynic  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:12:53pm

re: #206 Interesting Times

That’s what I was freaking out about several threads ago. Scared me out of my skivvies!

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CleverToad  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:12:55pm

re: #194 nines09

One of my best friends had polio in his one hand slightly and his one foot badly, which caused him to swing his walk. He went crazy when people said anything, even with concern on their behalf. All the shit you never spoke about. I had a bout with pleurisy about 7 or so years ago, and when the doctor said that word, it all came rushing back.
I remember my mother crying when they came to my neighborhood with the Salk vaccine shots.
TB. Christmas.

One of my friends had polio as an infant, was paralyzed from the hips down. Only a couple of years older than me.
My parents met as TB researchers in the late 40’s and worked in that field through the 60’s; I have a picture of my dad addressing the UN on the subject. (And they were already worried about antibiotic resistance then.)
There has been so much progress in dealing with public health, and the operative word is “public.” We need a fully-funded co-operative public network in place to maintain that progress.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:15:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:16:49pm

heh

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:17:24pm

re: #207 FormerDirtDart

I seriously doubt the USCG provided the sandwiches and chip.
As you well know, the US military takes great pride in the hoops it is willing to jump through in order to provide every service member with a proper Thanksgiving meal.
I can not fathom any leader, in any branch of service, who would approve of such a meal plan.
My assumption, given the small size of USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet, is that the unit would have set up a pot-luck meal. With the unit providing portions of the meal, and family members bringing others. Likely later in the day.
So, given the relatively early visit by Trumps & crew, the administration staff had the absurd chow brought in so Trump could look gracious.

Even Business Insider is slamming Trump
Original title - Trump gives depressing Thanksgiving spread for Coast Guard
they cleaned it up a bit

[Embedded content]

Can’t look at that photo without thinking of Lil’ Kim.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:19:13pm

re: #153 William Lewis

7T3N1kWnGiA2rgpueZMyXZHt1MeiojS3Yc5WjmH85Bbl0/V4WxIhHA==

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:19:17pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:21:45pm

IT LEAKED!

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:22:10pm

“… In a pointed decision on November 22, Yeakel said that the bill “does not further the health of the woman before the fetus is viable.”

“That a woman may make the decision to have an abortion before a fetus may survive outside her womb is solely and exclusively the woman’s decision. The power to make this decision is her right,” Yeakel wrote. “Once the Supreme Court has defined the boundaries of a constitutional right, a district court may not redefine those boundaries. Further, the role of this district court is to preserve a right, not to search for a way to evade or lessen the right.” …”

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Interesting Times  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:22:31pm

re: #209 retired cynic

That’s what I was freaking out about several threads ago. Scared me out of my skivvies!

Is there any existing mechanism to boot a federal judge? I’ve heard of “impeachment”, but how would it theoretically work? (I realize it would be close to impossible, but for argument’s sake…)

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nines09  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:23:57pm

I’ve got to go.
One and only one thing needs to be known. Coal is blood and bones.That is the pillar on which that house stands. Money to the top, tears and graves to the bottom. Blood money has no better example than coal. It kills who mine it, transport it, burn it, and deal in it. Only the suits make out. That misery could be something to emulate and be proud of, along with the poisoning of all you are is testimony to the worthlessness you have been taught. Unless you work yourself into poverty and death, you never were of us.
JFC. I sit west of anthracite and east of bituminous and marcellus gas powers it all. But, coal…yeah..it’s gonna….you just….
Bones.
Goodnight, count what blessings you have. I’m trying.

You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive performed by Nick Page featuring Ruby Friedman

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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:24:29pm

re: #205 nines09

I used to show people images of iron lungs who spoke of the concerns of immunizations.
Google images of iron lungs to get a feel of a terror that walked among us before Jonas Salk. That was just one demon laid low.
I was astounded at the amount of younger people never even heard of an iron lung. I said “pretend you are a mother and your sons best friend has polio. And they end up here.”
TB is also a far away and never seen horrible way…

Salk’s vaccine came in when I was about 9. Until it took hold, polio was probably the chief among a cluster of nightmare childhood diseases. Pittsburgh kids were at great risk for TB in those days—I was put in a surveillance program, possibly because of exposure or malnutrition. Salk was the greatest Pittsburgher, and then came Roberto Clemente.

(Yeah—neither of them was born there.)

edited to correct timeframe.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:24:54pm
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Cheechako  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:29:04pm

re: #207 FormerDirtDart

I seriously doubt the USCG provided the sandwiches and chip.
As you well know, the US military takes great pride in the hoops it is willing to jump through in order to provide every service member with a proper Thanksgiving meal.
I can not fathom any leader, in any branch of service, who would approve of such a meal plan.
My assumption, given the small size of USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet, is that the unit would have set up a pot-luck meal. With the unit providing portions of the meal, and family members bringing others. Likely later in the day.
So, given the relatively early visit by Trumps & crew, the administration staff had the absurd chow brought in so Trump could look gracious.

Even Business Insider is slamming Trump
Original title - Trump gives depressing Thanksgiving spread for Coast Guard
they cleaned it up a bit

[Embedded content]

It just goes to show that the trump organization has no idea on how to plan photo ops.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:30:46pm

Thank you, lizardim, for introducing Larkin Poe to me. Rockin’ out to them now.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:31:43pm

OK, took a moment to see if SEPTA used any trains that utilized elevated pour lines, and yep.

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:32:52pm

re: #222 Cheechako

It just goes to show that the trump organization has no idea on how to plan photo ops.

The base mindset that generosity and gratitude are for suckers tends to spoil any attempt to fake it.

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majii  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:34:56pm

re: #207 FormerDirtDart

“So, given the relatively early visit by Trumps & crew, the administration staff had the absurd chow brought in so Trump could look gracious.”

I donate to my local area food bank quite often because I care that others might not have food. Trump and Melania didn’t even attempt to provide a hot meal to our service-members because they just don’t give a damn. Whether they were visiting the installation for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, they should have made arrangements for a hot meal to have been served. I would be ashamed to be a filthy rich POTUS and FLOTUS in a pic with our service-members posing before a table of what I call crap food. The food on the tables show not only a lack of concern but also a lack of planning. This kind of sh*t really pisses me off.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:37:41pm

This Day in History: The Hollywood 10 Cited for Contempt of Congress (more)

The House of Representatives votes 346 to 17 to approve citations of contempt against 10 Hollywood writers, directors, and producers. These men had refused to cooperate at hearings dealing with communism in the movie industry held by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). The “Hollywood 10,” as the men were known, are sentenced to one year in jail. The Supreme Court later upheld the contempt charges.The contempt charges stemmed from the refusal of the 10 men to answer questions posed by HUAC as to whether they were or had ever been members of the Communist Party. In hearings that often exploded with rancor, the men denounced the questions as violations of their First Amendment rights.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:38:59pm

re: #226 majii

“So, given the relatively early visit by Trumps & crew, the administration staff had the absurd chow brought in so Trump could look gracious.”

I donate to my local area food bank quite often because I care that others might not have food. Trump and Melania didn’t even attempt to provide a hot meal to our service-members because they just don’t give a damn. Whether they were visiting the naval station for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, they should have made arrangements for a hot meal t have been serve. I would be ashamed to be a filthy rich POTUS and FLOTUS and in a pic with our service-members posing before a table of what I call crap food. The food on the tables show nor only a lack of concern but also a lack of planning. This kind of sh*t really pisses me off.

I think Melania had that hat pulled down low, because she was ashamed to be there/forced to be there. Trying to avoid eye contact.

Trumps don’t even try to be generous. It’s all a series of photo ops to The Donald.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:41:22pm
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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:41:23pm

re: #222 Cheechako

It just goes to show that the trump organization has no idea on how to plan photo ops.

Of course not. It would have been to easy for someone with actual intelligence to bring up “So, we know you have a proper dinner planned later, but we thought we could bring you something to tide you over.”
Also, the whole gibberish speech he gave. He lacks any ability to speak to the interests of his targeted audience. He’s talking F-35 nonsense, when he could have easily mentioned the brand new Offshore Patrol Cutters the USCG finally contracted for this summer, to replace the variety of aged and decrepit Medium Endurance Cutters, many of which are pushing over 50 years of service.

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:42:03pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:42:46pm

re: #218 Interesting Times

Is there any existing mechanism to boot a federal judge? I’ve heard of “impeachment”, but how would it theoretically work? (I realize it would be close to impossible, but for argument’s sake…)

Federal judges have been impeached before. The process is the same as if it was the President (the House brings charges, the Senate holds a trial).

Even one Supreme Court justice has been impeached (Samuel Chase in 1804, he was acquitted).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:43:56pm

re: #231 jaunte

Oh my god those reviews are AMAZING!

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:48:48pm
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meteor  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:49:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:50:50pm

My wife just brought me a certified anchovy and pineapple free slice of pizza.

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:52:42pm

Hard to believe there’s a market for tawdry political crap Christmas ornaments praising Trump, but here we are.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:55:23pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:55:58pm

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh my god those reviews are AMAZING!

100% murderous.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:56:07pm

re: #205 nines09

I used to show people images of iron lungs who spoke of the concerns of immunizations.
Google images of iron lungs to get a feel of a terror that walked among us before Jonas Salk. That was just one demon laid low.
I was astounded at the amount of younger people never even heard of an iron lung. I said “pretend you are a mother and your sons best friend has polio. And they end up here.”
TB is also a far away and never seen horrible way…

Speaking of which, there is still at least one woman confined to an iron lung. She’s running into problems getting replacement neck collars, so 3D printer folks are trying to fabricate new ones.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:56:16pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve heard Franch dressing is good…

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Jay C  Nov 24, 2017 • 7:56:30pm

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this piece (considering the source), but if true, an interesting example of the Trump Administration boosting US exports in one particular area of, ummm, “service industries”…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘American mercenaries are torturing’ Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince - and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down ‘just to send a message’

“President” Trump, of course, is hugely supportive of Prince MBS: what a surprise….

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Charles Johnson  Nov 24, 2017 • 8:00:25pm
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FormerDirtDart  Nov 24, 2017 • 8:09:44pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

‘Negro’ D-Day Hero Overlooked for Medal of Honor - abc News (2015)

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 24, 2017 • 8:13:28pm

re: #243 Charles Johnson

“Podunk, Michigan?”

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jaunte  Nov 24, 2017 • 8:13:49pm

“Of the 31,912 U.S. troops landing on Utah Beach, approximately 1,200 were black and included troops of the remaining battery of the 320th Balloon Battalion, the 582nd Engineer Dump Truck Company, the 385th Quartermaster Truck Company, and the 490th Port Battalion with its 226th, 227th, 228th, and 229th Port Companies.”
thegrio.com

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teleskiguy  Nov 24, 2017 • 8:22:44pm

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹

“Podunk, Michigan?”

This is the Twitter for their local NWS office.

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mmmirele  Nov 24, 2017 • 9:10:59pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

ahh…CL would have loved this:

[Embedded content]

I love it, love, love, love it.

When I was in college, I worked in a bookstore and we sold art supplies. We used to sell Pantone books to students in textile arts. I loved all the color chips, I still remember the smell.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Nov 25, 2017 • 6:04:17am

re: #169 Charles Johnson

We are at the point where we can read Putin’s state of mind and future strategy by Trump’s actions. Trump’s promotion of the military while undermining State and the intelligence community would suggest that Putin does not plan any military adventures, but does see intelligence and diplomacy as major threats.


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