How Donald Trump Spent Christmas

There’s no better way to get a picture of how deranged and unfit for office Donald Trump is than to review the tweets he spewed over the Christmas weekend, relentlessly attacking Hillary Clinton and the FBI, repeating far right talking points from Fox News, randomly capitalizing words, lying and boasting. This creature is a toxic bottomless pit of need, bigotry and desperate malignant narcissism, and it’s America’s shame that he squats in the White House today.

Oh yes, and one more thing — on Christmas Eve, he decided to retweet an ugly “meme” featuring an image of a bloody shoe sole labeled “CNN,” posted by a follower of a violent neo-Nazi criminal.

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1
The Vicious Babushka  Dec 26, 2017 • 12:43:29pm

This is the “Anointed of the Lord” according to the Evangelicals.

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plansbandc  Dec 26, 2017 • 12:45:34pm

My comment at the end of the last thread…

Yeah. And it REALLY doesn’t pay to be a smart woman and a godless liberal. When everything stupid is glorified, it’s a ridiculous time to be alive. It’s not even the living in interesting times curse. Stupidity is just stupid. It’s not at all interesting.

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gocart mozart  Dec 26, 2017 • 12:49:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 12:51:45pm

From the previous thread:

re: #243 calochortus

Looks like time to go stock up on food again. Oddly, we seem to keep eating up what I buy. I’ll swing by the library while I’m out as well. It looks to be a quiet week here, so I’d best have some reading material.

BBL

Funny how that works. Good thing we got into town before the massive snow dump on the 24-25th. I still haven’t affixed the plough and chains to our Smart car.

We have enough food until Spring thaw.

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gocart mozart  Dec 26, 2017 • 12:52:35pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 12:56:17pm

LOL, ran across this tweet from the 24th:

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:00:24pm

Breaking news here:
Police responding to an armed robbery going on at a convenience store in Scottsbluff.
starherald.com

No details yet, but with all the snow Scottsbluff got over the last two days, there isn’t going to be much of a high-speed chase if it comes down to that. He fled the store on foot.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:06:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:06:45pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:10:18pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:14:43pm

re: #8 FormerDirtDart

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Can you imagine Trump making the decision to let Coventry be bombed to protect Enigma, and NOT taking credit for it? Christ, his own staff are careful what secret information they share with him because he just blurts stuff out!

Little Hitler bombed Conventry last night. We knew they were coming,
but didn’t tell anyone. Guess why. #Enigma

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:16:28pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:17:13pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:24:31pm

LOL

Like MAGA itself, the [challenge] coin revamp (which replaces the color scheme with a “very gold” coloring that calls to mind the literal gold-plated toilets that Trump shits in) is pitched to perfectly troll anyone with an ounce of taste or decorum, from the GOP establishment to the anti-Trump left. It’s something between a souvenir casino poker chip and a chocolate coin given away by a crooked used-car dealership. It’s like eating KFC and Burger King in the Oval Office or dusting Air Force One with Swarovski crystals.

boingboing.net (more)

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bratwurst  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:29:10pm

Paul Nehlen, Paul Ryan’s ‘Alt-Right’ Opponent, Goes On ‘Shekel-For-Hire’ Rant

Hitting a new level in his anti-Semitism-laced tweets, Republican congressional candidate Paul Nehlen lashed out at his critics, hinting they are geting paid by the Jews to attack him.

Nehlen, who is aiming to unseat Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in the 2018 Republican primary in Ryan’s Wisconsin district, was criticized for tweeting memes on Friday with the words “It’s okay to be white” and “The Goyim know” — both common trope of online anti-Semites.

At least we can be sure he is very “pro-Israel”, right?

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Cheechako  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:29:43pm

I’m surprised trumps challenge coin doesn’t have his photo on the reverse side. Or does it? I haven’t seen a photo of the coin’s backside.

And that’s not a real challenge coin….it’s a challenge badge.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:35:00pm

Current temperature +2F. (High predicted to be +12F, I don’t think we’re going to make it.)

Tonight’s low -10F, with a windchill of -30F.

Brr.

Warming trend tomorrow though, hi/low is 30F/6F.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:36:41pm

re: #17 Anymouse 🌹

Current temperature +2F. (High predicted to be +12F, I don’t think we’re going to make it.)

Tonight’s low -10F, with a windchill of -30F.

Brr.

Warming trend tomorrow though, hi/low is 30F/6F.

This morning it was -4 in Chicago’s western suburbs. I did not want to get out of bed.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:37:09pm
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:39:38pm

re: #19 FormerDirtDart

Sounds to me like the suspect is getting buggy. He’s really worried the fuzz is on to him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:40:15pm

re: #16 Cheechako

I’m surprised trumps challenge coin doesn’t have his photo on the reverse side. Or does it? I haven’t seen a photo of the coin’s backside.

And that’s not a real challenge coin….it’s a challenge badge.

The back of the “coin’” description:

One the reverse side of the coin, Trump’s name is again featured on the lower ribbon. The central image is of the White House, with an enameled American flag taking the place of the sky. The surrounding blue circle includes Trump’s campaign motto as well as “45th President of the United States.”

tacticalshit.com

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:40:50pm

re: #19 FormerDirtDart

And it’s now normal. He has done an excellent job of lowering the standards of what we expect from a president.

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plansbandc  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:41:17pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:41:47pm

re: #22 Patricia Kayden

And it’s now normal. He has done an excellent job of lowering the standards of what we expect from a president.

Not from me he hasn’t. He’s shown me an excellent example of someone unfit to be President.

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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:43:25pm

re: #22 Patricia Kayden

And it’s now normal. He has done an excellent job of lowering the standards of what we expect from a president.

No, it’s not normal. And never will be.

If it were, nobody would be calling it out.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:46:28pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:46:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:48:07pm

wonkette.com

Wonkette calls out the lefty site CounterPunch over a series of articles that were written against Hillary Clinton, from a person who doesn’t seem to exist.

The “writer” started with a non-descript article about cyber-warfare, then a couple calling out US policy in Venezuela and Syria, then went all in on Clinton-bashing.

It would appear that CounterPunch didn’t bother to verify that they were getting their articles from a real person. They are now trying to defend themselves with a bunch of deflection “should we be checking ID as if this was a TSA checkpoint” and such nonsense.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:48:51pm

Mike Flynn had better of given up some good stuff to keep his damn moronic son out of jail

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lawhawk  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:49:22pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

Trump and Politico are looking for any angle to end the Iran nuclear deal, which has continued to effectively keep Iran’s nuclear program in check.

Any move to end that deal will mean Iran goes back to their old games, and they’ll certainly learn from the North Koreans not to trust anything Trump does and that beyond his bluster, Trump hasn’t got a clue what he’s doing.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:51:09pm
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FormerDirtDart  Dec 26, 2017 • 1:54:59pm

The internet is already annoying me.

I’m gonna take a nap before the beast’s evening walk

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:02:21pm

An Explosion Of Small Donations Powered Democratic Wins In Virginia House

Democratic candidates received more than 153,000 donations of $100 or less — compared to about 7,000 for GOP candidates.

huffingtonpost.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:05:53pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:13:22pm

This may have posted before, but funny.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:16:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:17:56pm
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Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:22:09pm

Mindhunter is very good.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:22:24pm

as if there weren’t enough reasons to avoid going into a nursing home…

Reacting to the demands of lobbyists, the Trump administration has struck down several regulations that have governed the nursing home industry. The New York Times reports that this now means several common citations that used to result in fines will either see reduced penalties or no penalties at all.

These citations have included “failing to protect residents from avoidable accidents, neglect, mistreatment and bedsores.” Americans can now know that their grandparents, parents, or great-grandparents can be neglected and abused without the government exercising oversight.

snip

In his eagerness to undo as many regulations as possible, regardless of consequence, Donald Trump has thrown those policies out the window after the lobbyists for companies that operate the homes got the ear of his administration. A memo from the Trump administration referred to these fines as penalizing a “one-time mistake.” Even if that “one-time mistake” killed someone’s grandmother.

The Times notes one nursing home where the failure to monitor and treat a patient’s wound led to a pain-medication pump slipping through a ruptured suture, protruding from her abdomen. Under the Obama rules, the nursing home at fault — Lincoln Manor in Illinois — was fined $282,954. Under Trump, the home where a person died because of neglect would be fined less than $21,000.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:23:06pm

the voices are talking to him again…

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:23:52pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:27:57pm

With the firehose of lies from Donald Trump, it is tough to pick out the biggest whoppers.

NBC News took on that thankless task however, and came up with their top nine.

NBC should be cautioned the year isn’t over yet.

nbcnews.com

1. More people watched his inaugural than ever before.
2. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote because of voter fraud.
3. Michael Flynn did nothing wrong.
4. “Look what happened last night in Sweden”.
5. Obama bugged Cheeto Tower.
6. Russian meddling in the election was “a made up story”.
7. Counter protestors in Charlottesville lacked a permit.
8. America pays the most in taxes.
9. Tax “reform” will cost me a fortune.

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451_Montag  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:29:35pm

re: #38 Stanley Sea

Mindhunter is very good.

Hell yeah. I’m up to episode 5, and I’m getting booked.

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mmmirele  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:45:46pm

re: #5 gocart mozart

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Just a reminder, Joy Villa is also a Scientologist. She’s been all over the map on her politics (at one point she was supporting Bernie), but she’s a hardcore Scientologist:

Joy Villa, Pro-Trump Grammys Troll, Is a Hardcore Scientologist Who Backed Bernie

thedailybeast.com

Tony Ortega keeps an eye on Villa as part of his Scientology beat. Here’s the latest (4 days ago):

Scientology donor Joy Villa aiming for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s Miami congressional district

tonyortega.org

We don’t need a Scientologist in Congress, not in the least.

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bratwurst  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:52:31pm
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calochortus  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:54:53pm

I’m baaack. The larder is restocked, a bunch of stuff is in the mail (Mr. C. tends to go old school on sending checks for charitable donations as it’s easier to keep track of) and I’ve got some light reading for the rest of the week.

On the down side, Trump is still president and apparently the majority of conservatives are still idiots. I suppose it would be unreasonable to expect either of those to be fixed in a two hour random time span.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:55:09pm
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jeffreyw  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:58:26pm
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mmmirele  Dec 26, 2017 • 2:59:55pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

So the suggestion is to use “Laser Snake 2” in areas that are too highly radioactive for meat bodies. However, if the arm spends enough time in a high-radiation area, it too will become radioactive waste. Ultimately, the radiation will mess up the electronics in the arm. Otherwise, “neat idea.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:00:15pm

re: #45 bratwurst

Former Gov. Huckabee is comparing President Obama to Neville Chamberlain (that PM tends to get a lot of undeserved negative shade from conservatives)?

As I recall, President Obama tirelessly worked to rebuild our alliances and standing in the world after the last disastrous Republican presidency.

Trump praising Putin and tearing through our allies certainly doesn’t come close to Neville Chamberlain diplomacy. Trump is acting much more like Neville Chamberlain would have if he was an ally of Hitler. At no point in Prime Minister Chamberlain’s office did he support Hitler’s regime.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:03:47pm

re: #45 bratwurst

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:04:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:08:07pm

re: #52 Ace-o-aces

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Lol. You don’t know jack, Huckabee. Your pal Trump is a Putin appeasing moron.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:08:14pm
aceoaces @aceoaces

“We shall grab pussies on the beaches, we shall grab pussies on the landing grounds, we shall grab pussies in the fields and in the streets, we shall grab pussies in the hills; we shall move on them like a bitch.”

LOL. So that’s why our armies were so successful… .

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:09:00pm

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹

Former Gov. Huckabee is comparing President Obama to Neville Chamberlain (that PM tends to get a lot of undeserved negative shade from conservatives)?

As I recall, President Obama tirelessly worked to rebuild our alliances and standing in the world after the last disastrous Republican presidency.

Trump praising Putin and tearing through our allies certainly doesn’t come close to Neville Chamberlain diplomacy. Trump is acting much more like Neville Chamberlain would have if he was an ally of Hitler. At no point in Prime Minister Chamberlain’s office did he support Hitler’s regime.

As I recall, exactly one country declared war on Nazi Germany without being first invaded (or replying to their declaration). The country was Britain, her PM at the time was Neville Chamberlain.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:11:57pm

Prediction: Trump will be the first to call Putin offering congratulations….

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:12:21pm

re: #55 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

As I recall, exactly one country declared war on Nazi Germany without being first invaded (or replying to their declaration). The country was Britain, her PM at the time was Neville Chamberlain.

Yup. The United Kingdom responded to Germany’s invasion of Poland. The UK had a mutual defence treaty with Poland at the time, and His Majesty’s government (led by Neville Chamberlain) honoured the treaty even though the United Kingdom was in no position to stop the invasion of Poland.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:13:00pm

There are (at least) two personality cults running rampant on Twitter these days: the cult of Trump and the cult of Assange. And it’s a total waste of time to try to discuss anything with members of either cult.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:13:44pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

There are (at least) two personality cults running rampant on Twitter these days: the cult of Trump and the cult of Assange. And it’s a total waste of time to try to discuss anything with members of either cult.

They can form churches and get tax exemptions.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:18:21pm

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹

I think a lot of them have done that already. I’m starting to wonder if there’s anywhere on this freaking planet where shit isn’t being broken by stupid.

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BeachDem  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:22:32pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

as if there weren’t enough reasons to avoid going into a nursing home…

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Lincoln Manor Healthcare closing, leaving residents, employees scrambling

...The owner of the facility is Zvi Feiner

herald-review.com

Shulman et al v. Feiner et al
Filed: September 19, 2017 as 1:2017cv06769
Plaintiff: Ilya Shulman , Dmitry Godin
Defendant: Zvi Feiner, Erez Baver, FNR Healthcare, LLC
Cause Of Action: Racketeering (RICO) Act
Court: Seventh Circuit > Illinois > Illinois Northern District Court
Type: Other Statutes > Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations

dockets.justia.com

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:28:31pm

Hmmm. Why would the Polish Women’s Association of America (info@pwaa.org) be offering a chance to date Desperate Asian Girls Looking For D…? Would make some kind of sense if it was Desperate Polish Girls.

Maybe it’s a Pittsburgh thing.

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Jay C  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:28:59pm

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹

Former Gov. Huckabee is comparing President Obama to Neville Chamberlain (that PM tends to get a lot of undeserved negative shade from conservatives)?

As I recall, President Obama tirelessly worked to rebuild our alliances and standing in the world after the last disastrous Republican presidency.

Trump praising Putin and tearing through our allies certainly doesn’t come close to Neville Chamberlain diplomacy. Trump is acting much more like Neville Chamberlain would have if he was an ally of Hitler. At no point in Prime Minister Chamberlain’s office did he support Hitler’s regime.

OK, re your points:
1) It’s an observation from Mike Huckabee: “stupid” is virtually guaranteed to be part of the message.
2) “Neville Chamberlain” - sadly for that statesman’s posthumous reputation - has become pretty much a catch-all buzzphrase (coming from the Right, anyway) for any sort of perceived diplomatic “error” - usually “insufficient warmongering” - so then, mostly meaningless (see point 1).
3) Of course President Obama boosted the US’ international reputation: it’s the main reason Trump and hs pathetic creatures are always trying to sling mud on him…

PS: SRSLY, ‘Mouse? You have a plow for your Smart car?

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Danack  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:32:26pm

re: #49 mmmirele

Ultimately, the radiation will mess up the electronics in the arm.

The video mentioned that there aren’t electronics in the arms; the electronics are kept in the main body.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:33:50pm

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TedStriker  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:35:00pm

re: #65 GlutenFreeJesus

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:35:37pm

re: #62 Decatur Deb

Hmmm. Why would the Polish Women’s Association of America (info@pwaa.org) be offering a chance to date Desperate Asian Girls Looking For D…? Would make some kind of sense if it was Desperate Polish Girls.

Maybe it’s a Pittsburgh thing.

I’m a life member here of the Polish Heritage Association. As far as I know, they don’t have a dating service, even for Polish women. (If they did and I tried to avail myself of it, my wife would likely strangle me with a Polish flag.)

I don’t see anything on their Website that includes “Asian dating service” (or any other kind of dating service). pwaa.org

That looks kind of scammy to me… .

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:36:28pm

re: #63 Jay C

OK, re your points:

PS: SRSLY, ‘Mouse? You have a plow for your Smart car?

I used to want a winch for the front of our Prius. Now we have a Subaru Forester so the Prius is reserved for driving on paved surfaces. ;)

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:40:03pm

re: #65 GlutenFreeJesus

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Our Fair City hopes to improve on last year’s New Year’s Eve “drop”.

wtvm.com

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:41:13pm

re: #69 Decatur Deb

Our Fair City hopes to improve on last year’s New Year’s Eve “drop”.

wtvm.com

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You can improve on that???

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:43:15pm

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

I’m a life member here of the Polish Heritage Association. As far as I know, they don’t have a dating service, even for Polish women. (If they did and I tried to avail myself of it, my wife would likely strangle me with a Polish flag.)

I don’t see anything on their Website that includes “Asian dating service” (or any other kind of dating service). pwaa.org

That looks kind of scammy to me… .

Yeah—Delete Without Opening. Not something endorsed by the guys at the Sokol eyrie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:48:51pm
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William Lewis  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:51:10pm

re: #55 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

As I recall, exactly one country declared war on Nazi Germany without being first invaded (or replying to their declaration). The country was Britain, her PM at the time was Neville Chamberlain.

At the time of Chamberlain’s “Peace In Our Time” compromise, England was not even close to ready for war. The year of production - both at home and bought from the US made an enormous difference especially via the numbers of Spitfires & Hurricanes; Matilda II & Cruiser II; produced before the outbreak. I don’t think it was planned as such but I do believe Chamberlain understood that the English could not stop the Germans by force of arms in 1938 and needed more time to rearm against the threat that was Germany.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:51:27pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

[.@replouiegohmert on @foxandfriends: “My impression is: Since the day Mueller went in, he has not been the upstanding, fair guy that people have painted him as being.”

To hell with the Kentucky Constitution—We need to bring duelling back into American politics.

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Sea Mexican!  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:51:59pm

Merry Christmas!!

(Recovering from a coquito hangover.)

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:52:25pm

re: #74 Decatur Deb

To hell with the Kentucky Constitution—We need to bring duelling back into American politics.

With swords, I hope?

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:53:21pm

re: #76 calochortus

With swords, I hope?

Hand grenades.

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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:53:35pm

re: #48 jeffreyw

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Video

They’re so good.

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:53:59pm

re: #77 Decatur Deb

Whatever works…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:54:29pm

she’s hopped on the vaccine conspiracy train…

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Mattand  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:54:31pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

I’ve been seeing that “Obama loves him some Hezeollah” story festering on Politico for a while. I haven’t been able to bring myself to read it, mainly because the title had the stink of Magic Balance Fairy about it. Thanks for throwing yourself on that bomb for us.

It also sounds like it’s one of those Greenwald/Snowden pieces where at the very end, Greenwald would have to admit that there’s no evidence for all the crap he was wringing his hands about.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:55:34pm

re: #38 Stanley Sea

Mindhunter is very good.

I wasn’t sure when I started watching, but damn. And, the season finale….

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Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:58:25pm

re: #82 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I wasn’t sure when I started watching, but damn. And, the season finale….

I’m on 3. Gonna savor this.

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Sea Mexican!  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:58:58pm

re: #45 bratwurst

Interesting thought …

Anyone remember Churchill’s favorite Scotch? Maybe Trump would be better if drank as heavily as Churchill. It’s already difficult to do worse.

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scottslemmons  Dec 26, 2017 • 3:59:10pm

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹

Former Gov. Huckabee is comparing President Obama to Neville Chamberlain (that PM tends to get a lot of undeserved negative shade from conservatives)?

As I recall, President Obama tirelessly worked to rebuild our alliances and standing in the world after the last disastrous Republican presidency.

Trump praising Putin and tearing through our allies certainly doesn’t come close to Neville Chamberlain diplomacy. Trump is acting much more like Neville Chamberlain would have if he was an ally of Hitler. At no point in Prime Minister Chamberlain’s office did he support Hitler’s regime.

It’s so bizarre to me that the Republicans are still falling over themselves to treat Trump like America’s Kim Jong Un. Do they really think tying themselves so closely to such an incredibly unpopular figure is going to pay off electorally? Do they think he’ll bestow riches on the biggest sycophants?

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:00:51pm

re: #65 GlutenFreeJesus

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Penisaurs? Does it take 2 balls to catch?

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:02:58pm

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹

Trump is acting much more like Neville Chamberlain would have if he was an ally of Hitler.

ftfy

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:03:11pm

re: #63 Jay C

OK, re your points:
(cut)
PS: SRSLY, ‘Mouse? You have a plow for your Smart car?

No, I don’t have a plow, but I want one. Why not? Everyone driving a truck or SUV around here has one. /a

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:05:06pm

re: #85 scottslemmons

It’s so bizarre to me that the Republicans are still falling over themselves to treat Trump like America’s Kim Jong Un. Do they really think tying themselves so closely to such an incredibly unpopular figure is going to pay off electorally? Do they think he’ll bestow riches on the biggest sycophants?

As Jim Wright noted in his last column, they aren’t concerned about the next election. Like vulture capitalists who load up a company with debt and cash out, it would appear the current crop of GOP candidates are doing the same thing with the country.

They don’t care if they burn down their own party, because they will go away rich.

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Jay C  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:05:19pm

re: #73 William Lewis

At the time of Chamberlain’s “Peace In Our Time” compromise, England was not even close to ready for war. The year of production - both at home and bought from the US made an enormous difference especially via the numbers of Spitfires & Hurricanes; Matilda II & Cruiser II; produced before the outbreak. I don’t think it was planned as such but I do believe Chamberlain understood that the English could not stop the Germans by force of arms in 1938 and needed more time to rearm against the threat that was Germany.

It worked both ways, incidentally: despite what was generally thought at the time, the Germans (as since has been confirmed by historical research) were likewise, in the Fall of 1938, nowhere near as prepared for war as the Allies had been led ( by VERY effective German propaganda) to believe. However, Hitler was a consummate bluffer: the British and French unfortunately fell for it….

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:08:48pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

she’s hopped on the vaccine conspiracy train…

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I’m not too sure about that claim from “American News” based on what’s on their “About” page.

American News was founded by Josh Riddle and David Rufful with a mission of reporting the truth and facts to America 24/7.

Josh and David started building websites as freshmen roommates at Dartmouth College in May 2009. They both also played college basketball and edited for the preeminent college newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. Prior to Dartmouth, Josh and David both studied at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:10:43pm

Nap time … must recharge my batteries… . catch y’all later… .

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:12:03pm

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not too sure about that claim from “American News” based on what’s on their “About” page.

It’s a typical CT site, so exactly the kind that Palin and company trust as “real news”.

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Skip Intro  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:13:13pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

she’s hopped on the vaccine conspiracy train…

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:18:22pm

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹

As Jim Wright noted in his last column, they aren’t concerned about the next election. Like vulture capitalists who load up a company with debt and cash out, it would appear the current crop of GOP candidates are doing the same thing with the country.

They don’t care if they burn down their own party, because they will go away rich.

The more sinister explanation is that they will support Trump in eliminating free elections entirely.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:19:36pm

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:20:15pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

she’s hopped on the vaccine conspiracy train…

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Less the vaccine CT than Colin Powell’s fall from grace:

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:22:56pm

re: #95 Hecuba’s daughter

The more sinister explanation is that they will support Trump in eliminating free elections entirely.

The military is going to support a constitutionally-elected administration, no matter how vile, up to that point.

Not much farther.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:23:53pm

Gregg Popovich

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ckkatz  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:25:58pm

re: #95 Hecuba’s daughter

The more sinister explanation is that they will support Trump in eliminating free elections entirely.

Sarah Kendzior has been discussing the possibility that the repubs have been either compromised or intimidated by Russian hacks of their own emails.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:27:34pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:32:30pm

re: #100 ckkatz

Sarah Kendzour has been discussing the possibility that the repubs have been either compromised or intimidated by Russian hacks of their own emails.

That I believe. They are all owned by the Russians.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:36:01pm

re: #98 Decatur Deb

The military is going to support a constitutionally-elected administration, no matter how vile, up to that point.

Not much farther.

If John Kelly is typical of officers, the military will agree to compromises that will in effect neuter our democracy and turn us into an autocracy.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:36:33pm

re: #102 Hecuba’s daughter

That I believe. They are all owned by the Russians.

Maybe they should just issue shares and sell them. Or did.
So many for Media giants, so much for Russia, some for energy interests. Nothing left for us and our paltry little vote.

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jaunte  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:37:16pm

re: #69 Decatur Deb

Arousing success.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:37:16pm

Prescient, y’all are:

Russia is going to attack our next election. The Trump administration may not even try to stop it.

washingtonpost.com

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William Lewis  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:38:55pm

re: #90 Jay C

It worked both ways, incidentally: despite what was generally thought at the time, the Germans (as since has been confirmed by historical research) were likewise, in the Fall of 1938, nowhere near as prepared for war as the Allies had been led ( by VERY effective German propaganda) to believe. However, Hitler was a consummate bluffer: the British and French unfortunately fell for it….

The advantage we held was longer term - the Germans did not have the resources to win a prolonged war. Once the West took more than 6 months and they attacked east they could not win. Not enough coal, steel, tungsten, oil etc. “The Wages of Destruction” by Adam Tooze goes into this in depth. en.wikipedia.org Never mind the so-called Speer miracle, they were running out of materials from day one and forced to always be looking for shortcuts and work arounds.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:38:58pm

re: #103 Hecuba’s daughter

If John Kelly is typical of officers, the military will agree to compromises that will in effect neuter our democracy and turn us into an autocracy.

There is a very wide range, and it’s centered pretty well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:45:27pm

re: #108 Decatur Deb

There is a very wide range, and it’s centered pretty well.

Exactly. Asserting that Kelly is typical of officers is the same as holding up Flynn as representative.
Not to mention the fact that neither are active duty.

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jaunte  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:45:34pm
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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:46:42pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

Exactly. Asserting that Kelly is typical of officers is the same as holding up Flynn as representative.
Not to mention the fact that neither are active duty.

And they were hand-picked by a sociopath.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:50:42pm
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meteor  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:51:23pm

Tottenham busted out the can of whoop-ass on Southampton, 5-2. Shame I couldn’t be home to watch the teebee all day. This week sucks. People should get every day from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, inclusive, off from school or work.

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ckkatz  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:53:08pm

re: #103 Hecuba’s daughter

If John Kelly is typical of officers, the military will agree to compromises that will in effect neuter our democracy and turn us into an autocracy.

The senior generals are selected on how well they follow the political echelon’s orders. Think of MacArthur’s use of US Army Cavalry, Infantry, and tanks against the “Bonus Army” in 1932 in Washington, DC. Lower ranks perhaps less so.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 4:57:32pm

re: #114 ckkatz

The senior generals are selected on how well they follow the political echelon’s orders. Think of MacArthur’s use of US Army Cavalry, Infantry, and tanks against the “Bonus Army” in 1932 in Washington, DC. Lower ranks perhaps less so.

And that’s why we aren’t The Republic of Parador.

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meteor  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:05:35pm

Another five-goal match today, Liverpool over Swansea, 5-0. Yipes.

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ckkatz  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:05:42pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

And that’s why we aren’t The Republic of Parador.

Heh! Good one! I admit that I had to look up the reference. Perfect with our innkeeper of a faux president and his misappropriation of the Post Office Tower in DC.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:08:50pm
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jaunte  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:11:24pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

And that’s why we aren’t The Republic of Parador.

I have a feeling there are some velvet paintings lurking somewhere in a Trump property.
And, they’re forgeries.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:12:17pm

Finally got around to seeing Split. A few thoughts:

1) Mcavoy did a great job with the different personalities. Anya Taylor-Joy was good too.
2) The “twist” was kind of lame. I actually had to look online to really understand it.
3) Logic holes - No one saw a dude get murdered in a busy shopping mall parking lot? No security cameras picked up a glimpse of the perpetrator? No one else who worked with the multiple personality guy noticed any of the messed up stuff he had there? The doctor didn’t think to have him institutionalized when she realized something wasn’t right?
4) I left the movie feeling very underwhelmed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:16:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:18:00pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:22:21pm

re: #119 jaunte

I have a feeling there are some velvet paintings lurking somewhere in a Trump property.
And, they’re forgeries.

The bulldog is holding with two pair—sure giveaway.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:25:31pm
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goddamnedfrank  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:33:07pm
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goddamnedfrank  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:40:40pm
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wheat-dogg  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:42:31pm

These bullies picked on the wrong kid.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:46:20pm

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

the voices are talking to him again…

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Thanks to President Obama. Thanks Obama!!

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:47:38pm

re: #126 goddamnedfrank

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That describes most of our MSM’s strange obsession with White Trump voters. They had no such interest in Obama or Clinton supporters.

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The Major  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:52:04pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

Let’s not forget the Bernie Bro/Purity Ponies out there….

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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:53:46pm

So much of the cultural depiction of Chamberlain is built upon lies that Churchill (his political rival) pushed into the public consciousness, so much of it tainted by hindsight and immediate post-war politics. The US and USSR had overtaken the UK and France as the dominant world powers, much of Europe lay in ruin, and Britain was still laboring under war-time rationing as it could not make the shift to a peacetime economy immediately.

So the fantasy that Churchill painted for them, of a Britain and France who had intervened earlier to nip Hitler in the bud when he was “weak” and thus prevented WWII and all the horror that came with it, was way too appealing to post-war Britons to debate whether or not either nation had been ready for a war in 1936. It was a matter of national pride, the idea that Britain had the power in 1936 to stop Hitler and Chamberlain pissed it away with appeasement…well it smacked just short of treason. And with the man who’d led the nation through war pushing this narrative, even those who’d known the truth were weary of saying such for fear of being tarred as a “defeatist” and “appeaser.”

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Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:55:00pm
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goddamnedfrank  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:55:25pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:57:05pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s a typical CT site, so exactly the kind that Palin and company trust as “real news”.

At one point in the article, they refer to anthrax as a deadly chemical. Later on they do say it’s a bacterium, but it is written from a scare perspective with little adherence to much of anything resembling research. Also, antibodies to Bacillus anthracis does not a weapons program make.

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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2017 • 5:59:32pm

re: #133 goddamnedfrank

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FFS, they’re still spinning him as a “populist,” after a year when most of his “populist” agenda either was abandoned or twisted into big giveaways to his buddies on Wall St. Let’s just cut to the chase, in media-speak “populist” is shorthand for “hate-spewing racist.”

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stpaulbear  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:04:21pm

I’m a fan of being able to track packages, but it’s bugging the crap out of me to watch that my last-minute gift for myself has been stuck in Chicago for four days. Gah.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:06:38pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That news makes me REALLY glad Mrs. FBW gave up her dream of buying her grandparents house, near Erie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:08:04pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:10:55pm

re: #44 mmmirele

We don’t need a Scientologist in Congress, not in the least.

It’s bad enough that we got a Soka Gakkai Buddhist (Hank Johnson) in Congress. Someone who follows the L Ron Hubbard of Japan—Daisaku Ikeda.

Google Soka Gakkai and see what L. Ron Ikeda gets away with in Japan…

Pulpit Pimping Marianne Williamson almost got into Congress here in Los Angeles. Irritated me to no end that Alan Grayson campaigned for that first rate bunco artist!

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:12:15pm

re: #133 goddamnedfrank

Trump’s polls are in the dumps. Scandals and his general ineptitude and nastiness are already defeating him.

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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:13:18pm

You want the War On Christmas? You must meet our kittens…

No one has claimed responsibility yet. I have my suspicions.

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stpaulbear  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:15:03pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:18:34pm

re: #142 stpaulbear

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You still have the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine repeating the lie that she killed Vince Foster…

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:21:12pm

re: #134 Colère Tueur de Lapin

At one point in the article, they refer to anthrax as a deadly chemical. Later on they do say it’s a bacterium, but it is written from a scare perspective with little adherence to much of anything resembling research. Also, antibodies to Bacillus anthracis does not a weapons program make.

Well, it’s the deadly chemicals (toxins produced by the anthrax bacterium) that kill the patient. I’m not going to look at what Sarah is referencing (I need all the brain cells I still have), but is someone stockpiling anthrax toxins instead of the bacterium? Which isn’t at all easy to catch…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:23:36pm

re: #134 Colère Tueur de Lapin

At one point in the article, they refer to anthrax as a deadly chemical. Later on they do say it’s a bacterium, but it is written from a scare perspective with little adherence to much of anything resembling research. Also, antibodies to Bacillus anthracis does not a weapons program make.

As it turns out, this is something I know quite a bit about.

The presence of antibodies against B. anthracis antigens is evidence that he was vaccinated. You’ll probably find the same in a fair number of early Iraq War veterans. Why? Expected exposure.

It may suggest NK plans to, or is considering using bioweapons in case of war. Or it could suggest they expect US to.

Inhalation Anthrax is not ‘fatal to 80% within 24 hours’. It takes time to develop, and it’s easily treatable with antibiotics. Anyone remember the run on Cipro in late 2001/early 2002, after the Anthrax attack? How many even remember the Anthrax attack.

There’s a licensed vaccine, which is awful. B. anthracis conditioned growth medium, precipitated with Alum, from strains that produce very little Lethal Toxin, so the primary antigen is Protective Antigen.

There was a recombinant vaccine, purified Protective Antigen, but in 2006 the US Government had lost interest in Biodefense after 5 years of no further bioterror attacks, and they finagled a way to get out of thecontract.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:25:37pm

re: #144 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Well, it’s the deadly chemicals (toxins produced by the anthrax bacterium) that kill the patient. I’m not going to look at what Sarah is referencing (I need all the brain cells I still have), but is someone stockpiling anthrax toxins instead of the bacterium? Which isn’t at all easy to catch…

Stockpiling the toxins would be pointless. They’d only work if you injected them.

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ipsos  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:28:25pm

re: #145 Blind Frog Belly White

I misread this as “Information Anthrax” and thought BFBW had come up with a new epithet for Fox News.

Can I use it anyway?

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:28:58pm

Anthrax is an STD among shepherds. Just sayn’.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:33:34pm

Oh, yeah - and the idea of loading it onto ICBMs? That sounds like bullshit. Because it’s so easily treated, especially if you get to it before it really ‘takes’, it’s a lousy Biowar weapon. Missile comes in, tracked from launch to reentry; warhead goes off; anthrax detected within hours; stockpiles of Cipro mobilized to that city.

Because it’s not contagious, there are no secondary infections. Easily contained, plus if an ICBM came over from NK, there’d be a shitload of them headed back that way, but not with silly bacterial weapons.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:34:10pm

re: #147 ipsos

I misread this as “Information Anthrax” and thought BFBW had come up with a new epithet for Fox News.

Can I use it anyway?

HA! I love it!

And the only Protective Antigen is knowledge.

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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:35:30pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:35:33pm

re: #148 Decatur Deb

Anthrax is an STD among shepherds. Just sayn’.

aka “Wool Sorters’ Disease”, though that’s Cutaneous Anthrax.

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:35:40pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:40:46pm

re: #153 teleskiguy

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:42:09pm

re: #146 Blind Frog Belly White

Stockpiling the toxins would be pointless. They’d only work if you injected them.

And there’s no way to make them toxic by inhalation or something? (Just curious.)

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:43:41pm

re: #148 Decatur Deb

Anthrax is an STD among shepherds. Just sayn’.

Oh ewe.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:44:15pm

I just finished the Doctor Who Christmas special. Loved it!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:44:48pm

re: #148 Decatur Deb

Missile comes in, tracked from launch to reentry; warhead goes off; anthrax detected within hours; stockpiles of Cipro mobilized to that city.

Except the yam’s administration is gutting all of the relevant agencies, in terms of both funding and personnel, as well as any regulations.

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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:51:14pm

Seems Trump is a “populist” in the same way Bernie is: Both talk a lot about shit they know will never happen, to people who want to believe in fantasies because the reality of politics is too damned complicated for their tiny little minds.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:51:20pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lol!! Whether it looked like dog food or not, dogs eat anything they can put in their mouths. Hilarious tweets though.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:53:19pm

re: #155 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

And there’s no way to make them toxic by inhalation or something? (Just curious.)

No. The toxin works primarily by helping the B. anthracis avoid immune destruction and proliferate, producing still more toxin.

And the proteins themselves are big. PA is 80,000 daltons. Hard to get that through the laveolar membrane in any quantity. And if you did, without the bacterial infection to back it up, it wouldn’t kill you.

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:53:40pm

re: #148 Decatur Deb

Anthrax is an STD among shepherds. Just sayn’.

“Wool Sorter’s Disease” too, though less interesting than your version.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:53:44pm

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

Except the yam’s administration is gutting all of the relevant agencies, in terms of both funding and personnel, as well as any regulations.

The stocks of Cipro already exist.

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:56:26pm

re: #162 calochortus

“Wool Sorter’s Disease” too, though less interesting than your version.

/152/11794738” class=”rep”>#152 Blind Frog Belly White

aka “Wool Sorters’ Disease”, though that’s Cutaneous Anthrax.

Should have read down a few more posts before responding.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:57:24pm

re: #163 Blind Frog Belly White

The stocks of Cipro already exist.

and the yam’s people will parcel them out accordingly…

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2017 • 6:59:15pm

Such holes are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet due to the lack of ice nucleation (see supercooled water). When ice crystals do form it will set off a domino effect, due to the Bergeron process, causing the water droplets around the crystals to evaporate: this leaves a large, often circular, hole in the cloud.

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:00:38pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:02:13pm

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the yam’s people will parcel them out accordingly…

Right, to the highest bidders. After he, his family, his friends, and his sycophants have been treated first.

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:08:46pm

re: #166 teleskiguy

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And it’s gay!!!

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:09:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:10:17pm

re: #168 Targetpractice

Right, to the highest bidders. After he, his family, his friends, and his sycophants have been treated first.

we’ve already seen this movie in how this administration responds to disasters…it all depends on who you are…

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:12:51pm

re: #166 teleskiguy

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“Somewhere over the rainbow…”

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:14:15pm

I’m relieved to see that Uncle Vlad does not really want his bought toddler to start a nuclear war.

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:15:56pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

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They either have people pay or they become dependent on advertisers. At least the target audience will be people rather than a company needing eyeballs.

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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:16:44pm

I did some work today, but also did some politic reading this evening, so my mini-log here for you:

Nancy LeTourneau delves deeply into the Politico push that Obama shielded Hezbollah in order to protect the treaty with Iran.

Martin Longman notes that there are now at least 20 named women accusing DT of some form or other of sexual offenses. Since he does these things while married means that he is using his wealth to own ‘his’ women, because otherwise they would slap him and walk out. Then he compares that to the cabinet meetings with everyone fawning and cooing over him to the same relationship, and the same thing he tried at the U.N.

The Rude Pundit takes on the war on Christmas in his usual rude fashion.

And washingtonmonthly.com again (I like her!) doing a round up of news that leads up to an interesting point from an economist from Venezuela, Andrés Miguel Rondón. His take is that a scandal will never bring down a populist, because they are in their position because they will hate the people you hate for you. But she lets Joy Reid have the final word:

The writer argues that only empathy for Trumpists ultimately can defeat Trumpism, which is a fairly common hot take these days among many progressives (though pointedly disputed by lots of progressive POC).

The counter-narrative, which I think was borne out in Alabama, is that outrage against Trumpism and its adjuncts (like Mooreism) is precisely what is required to defeat it, and that compassion (via policy) should follow victory, but not be a substitute for it.

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:16:54pm

Good thing Trump didn’t go to this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, not his sort of crowd at all.

Tonight’s honorees:

Gloria Estefan
Norman Lear
LL Cool J
Carmen de Lavallade
Lionel Ritchie

All of them hate him. The only one who can even pass as a white man is… a Jew who joined the army to kill Nazis.

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:16:55pm

re: #173 The Vicious Babushka

I’m relieved to see that Uncle Vlad does not really want his bought toddler to start a nuclear war.

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“Look, we all knew America was just a child. Let me, Father of Russia, lead the world.”

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The Major  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:17:16pm

re: #173 The Vicious Babushka

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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:18:40pm

re: #178 The Major

I still dislike that image! Too many people get shit sandwiches for life, and you can’t tell me they deserved it, any more than that Koch grandson deserves his wealth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:18:49pm
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Belafon  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:19:58pm

re: #175 retired cynic

The counter-narrative, which I think was borne out in Alabama, is that outrage against Trumpism and its adjuncts (like Mooreism) is precisely what is required to defeat it, and that compassion (via policy) should follow victory, but not be a substitute for it.

And that’s what I think and what I believe a lot of the rest of us thing: I will run against Trump, and be angry at those that support him, but I will never pass a law - like this gawd awful tax law - that punishes his supporters. Anything passed will help them specifically because you can’t help just a subset of the population.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:21:15pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

Chrissy NEVER disappoints.

Such a smart snarker.

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:21:19pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Do you get frequent flier miles for all of it?

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The Major  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:22:30pm

re: #179 retired cynic

Got any better ideas ?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:23:15pm
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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:23:48pm

re: #184 The Major

Got any better ideas ?

Personally, I would not use that image. I’m not the boss of you. I just don’t think it adds to the point you were making.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:23:50pm

DAFUQ IS DIS SHIT WHEN DID CNN BECOME FOX

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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:25:12pm

I’m watching that show where Ozzy and Jack Osborne go riding around America checking things out. It’s a lot better than I would have thought.

What I assume to be the second season had them going around the world - I saw episodes of them visiting Cuba and Japan. But right now they’re in Kentucky, where they just visited a horse farm and watched them collect semen.

Not your usual series. And Ozzy is a very funny dude.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:27:04pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:28:49pm

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

DAFUQ IS DIS SHIT WHEN DID CNN BECOME FOX

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The article is definitely not Fox, and the title is clickbait. It veers all over the place but doesn’t supply a whole lot of even polling that indicates how people feel about the answer.

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:29:50pm

I’ve been watching “Better Late Than Never”.

Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman last season went to Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand. This year they’re going to Munich, Berlin, Sweden and Lithuania. They look really silly in Lederhosen.

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Mattand  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:30:14pm

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

DAFUQ IS DIS SHIT WHEN DID CNN BECOME FOX

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Around the time Trump ran for President, by my reckoning.

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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:30:37pm

Oh, dear. Jack and Ozzy are going to Ark Encounter, after this message…

This should be good.

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Scout  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:32:12pm

Stray thought:

Back when the shrub was in the Oval Office, I loved reading Ted Rall. Now I don’t agree with a single word he writes.

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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:32:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:36:41pm
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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:39:09pm

re: #193 makeitstop

Oh, dear. Jack and Ozzy are going to Ark Encounter, after this message…

This should be good.

Ozzy openly mocked, Jack kept shushing him. Good segment.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:39:34pm
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Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:48:17pm

re: #188 makeitstop

I’m watching that show where Ozzy and Jack Osborne go riding around America checking things out. It’s a lot better than I would have thought.

What I assume to be the second season had them going around the world - I saw episodes of them visiting Cuba and Japan. But right now they’re in Kentucky, where they just visited a horse farm and watched them collect semen.

Not your usual series. And Ozzy is a very funny dude.

I believe Jack has MS.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:50:09pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bravo

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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:51:20pm

“You have to have empathy for Trump supporters in order to beat him.”

Uh, no, I don’t. In fact, that’s how we got in this whole fucked-up mess to begin with, portraying Trump voters not as narrow-minded bigots voting to overturn the past half-century of progress, but as simple folk dealing with “economic anxiety” who were voting for the “populist” candidate.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:51:21pm

Hi Bye Back to Mindhunter.

excellent………..

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makeitstop  Dec 26, 2017 • 7:52:45pm

re: #199 Stanley Sea

I believe Jack has MS.

Wow, I didn’t know that.

It’s fun watching him hanging out with his dad.

When they were in Ark Encounter, a couple of Christians recognized him. And a woman who worked there told him she named her dog ‘Sharon’ and yelled at her like Ozzy when the dog was bad. Pretty funny.

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Schweppes7  Dec 26, 2017 • 8:00:34pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

Agreed. It will also exacerbate the trend of misleading or inaccurate headlines leading to misinformation when some people are not even able to read the source article.

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jaunte  Dec 26, 2017 • 8:29:02pm

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

In his first year in office, did Trump end the “war on Christmas”?

No.
There was never a War on Christmas, so he couldn’t end it.

No.
The people who think there was a War on Christmas will always play victim; Trump can never end their “war.”


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