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jaunte  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:32:52pm

“Grab a friend’s hand and yank them near.”

Hah!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:34:46pm
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jaunte  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:37:43pm
Trump is only first-year president to ever lose Most Admired Man poll

Donald Trump is the first president to lose Most Admired Man his first year in office — in the history of polling. He lost to President Barack Obama.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Donald Trump’s streak of receiving less support than his Democratic rivals continues in the latest edition of Gallup’s survey of the most admired man and woman in the United States.

But even worse for Trump, he has broken a record — he is the first first-year president not to be named most admired.

Trump comes in second after President Barack Obama, who he also came behind in 2015 and 2016.
shareblue.com

What are people thinking, making Trump the second-most-admired man in the United States? He should be down in the rankings with Gohmert and Arpaio.

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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:37:51pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:39:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:41:29pm
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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:45:54pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:46:38pm

meanwhile in Erie, PA:

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:46:54pm

It’s really sad and also frightening that a “Bad Lip Reading” Trump is more coherent than “real” Trump.

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Skip Intro  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:49:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:49:23pm
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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:52:04pm
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:53:47pm

re: #3 jaunte

It is very shocking that Trump would be number two. He shouldn’t be on that list at all. He has no admirable qualities.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:54:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:55:24pm

and the pathetic self-congratulations continue

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2017 • 6:57:55pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:03:26pm
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goddamnedfrank  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:06:34pm
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VegasGolfer  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:10:05pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

Peice of shit right wing propaganda website funded by the heritage foundation. Shouldve put that in your post.
“The Heritage Foundation (abbreviated to Heritage)[2][3] is an American conservative public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C. The foundation took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies were taken from Heritage’s policy study Mandate for Leadership.[4] Heritage has since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy making, and is considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the United States. After the 2016 election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, Heritage leader Rebekah Mercer played a major role in shaping his transition team.[5]”
Rebekah Mercer
She also worked with Stephen Bannon to create the film Clinton Cash.[6] In September 2016, Politico described her as “the most powerful woman in GOP politics.”[7]
Clinton cash/ urinium one has been debunked many many times.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:12:00pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If only it were that easy.

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William Lewis  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:12:25pm

re: #17 The Vicious Babushka

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Mary has always been a substitute Goddess for many a Christian. Usually though it’s either the Maiden or the Mother aspect that is played up. But Mary outlived her firstborn & who knows how many other of her children? James the Just for example? It’s good to see that side reflected in the Crone aspect & this icon of St. Carrie of Hollywood does it well.

Plus it’ll piss off Fundies… ;D

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makeitstop  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:12:49pm

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freetoken  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:13:26pm

re: #22 William Lewis

Asherah never really went away.

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VegasGolfer  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:15:38pm


Going to a level where this blog feels comfortable

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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:17:09pm

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Auld Frank Syne
@goddamnedfrank
You know why we’re getting so many articles about Trump voters? Because milquetoast white journalists feel a constant need to explain and humanize their sexist racist families.

10:05 PM - Dec 27, 2017
1 1 Reply 4 4 Retweets 4 4 likes

How many times and ways can you explain people being ugly-American assholes?

We know it.

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jaunte  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:18:29pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

The “Daily Signal.”

Those Heritage Foundation conservatives really know how to name a publication.

…..

…..

Here’s the original German version:

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scottslemmons  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:20:15pm

re: #22 William Lewis

Mary has always been a substitute Goddess for many a Christian. Usually though it’s either the Maiden or the Mother aspect that is played up. But Mary outlived her firstborn & who knows how many other of her children? James the Just for example? It’s good to see that side reflected in the Crone aspect & this icon of St. Carrie of Hollywood does it well.

Plus it’ll piss off Fundies… ;D

Debbie Schlussel’s already fuming over her.

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jaunte  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:20:40pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:20:46pm

re: #23 makeitstop

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Cat looks like its ready to take a gamble.

Scritch, scratch…owww!

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makeitstop  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:26:21pm

re: #30 ObserverArt

Cat looks like its ready to take a gamble.

Scritch, scratch…owww!

She’s just keeping an eye on things. :)

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Charles Johnson  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:27:37pm
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makeitstop  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:28:34pm
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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:31:38pm

re: #28 scottslemmons

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:34:08pm
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gocart mozart  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:47:29pm

re: #28 scottslemmons

It’s ‘lookist’ but fuck her,.

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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:53:49pm

Oh, wow:….
McClatchy: Jailed Russian says he hacked DNC on Kremlin’s orders and can prove it
BY KEVIN G. HALL khall@mcclatchydc.com
DECEMBER 27, 2017 05:45 PM
UPDATED 12 MINUTES AGO

WASHINGTON
A jailed Russian who says he hacked into the Democratic National Committee computers on the Kremlin’s orders to steal emails released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign now claims he left behind a data signature to prove his assertion.

In an interview with Russia’s RAIN television channel made public Wednesday, Konstantin Kozlovsky provided further details about what he said was a hacking operation led by the Russian intelligence agency known by its initials FSB. Among them, Kozlovsky said he worked with the FSB to develop computer viruses that were first tested on large, unsuspecting Russian companies, such as the oil giant Rosneft, later turning them loose on multinational corporations.

Kozlovsky first came to public attention in early December when word spread about his confession last Aug. 15 in a Russian courtroom that he was the person who hacked into DNC computers on behalf of Russian intelligence. The Russian was jailed earlier this year, alleged to have been part of a hacking group there that stole more than $50 million from Russian bank accounts through what’s called the Lurk computer virus.

The alleged hacker posted to his Facebook page in December a transcript and an audio recording of his confession during a pre-trial court hearing. He also confessed online to having hacked investigators looking into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, brought down in July 2014 by a missile near the disputed Ukrainian border with Russia.

In written answers from jail made public Wednesday by RAIN TV, a Moscow-based independent TV station that has repeatedly run afoul of the Kremlin, Kozlovsky said he feared his minders might turn on him and planted a “poison pill” during the DNC hack. He placed a string of numbers that are his Russian passport number and the number of his visa to visit the Caribbean island of St. Martin in a hidden .dat file, which is a generic data file.

That allegation is difficult to prove, partly because of the limited universe of people who have seen the details of the hack. The DNC initially did not share information with the FBI, instead hiring a tech firm called CrowdStrike, run by a former FBI cyber leader. That company has said it discovered the Russian hand in the hacking, but had no immediate comment on the claim by Kozlovsky that he planted an identifier.

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gocart mozart  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:54:17pm
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gocart mozart  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:56:37pm
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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 7:59:32pm

re: #38 gocart mozart

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William Lewis  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:02:46pm

re: #40 The Major

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Nah, it’s just the green eyed beast; pure and complete jealousy.

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scottslemmons  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:04:58pm

Ehh, Schlussel’s entirely demented — and desperate to try to get to her former status as the poor person’s Coulter. She’s best ignored — she thrives on getting people to tweet angry at her.

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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:05:29pm

re: #41 William Lewis

Nah, it’s just the green eyed beast; pure and complete jealousy.

Yer probably right. Nevertheless, I will have much fun with this heedless #$%^&*( if she even bothers to respond….

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gocart mozart  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:05:50pm

re: #36 gocart mozart

Thank you sir.

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gocart mozart  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:09:16pm
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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:10:29pm

re: #42 scottslemmons

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gocart mozart  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:20:10pm
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:20:56pm

re: #33 makeitstop

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Didn’t work with Black voters. Thankfully.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:23:35pm

re: #36 gocart mozart

Her attitude is ugly.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:26:12pm

Unfortunately I have no photos as dinner was devoured immediately, but I am really getting into the Instant Pot. I adapted this recipe (chose the pork, and pulled pork simmering sauce) to the IP:

thefreshmarket.com

Gawd it was so good. I cut up the pork in roughly 2-3” chunks, browned, removed, added onion, celery to deglaze pot along with the bay leaves. Added Pork back in, then sauce. Cooked for 35 minutes, released pressure, added other veggies that came with the meal (carrots, potatoes, mushrooms), sealed it back up, and cooked for another 4. Definitely my favorite meal with this thing so far. :)

Took some convincing with the head co-habitant (mom) that we needed another kitchen gadget, but she’s sold.

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gocart mozart  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:28:09pm

LOL

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ipsos  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:38:45pm

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allegro  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:39:54pm

re: #50 GlutenFreeJesus

Unfortunately I have no photos as dinner was devoured immediately, but I am really getting into the Instant Pot. I adapted this recipe (chose the pork, and pulled pork simmering sauce) to the IP:

thefreshmarket.com

Gawd it was so good. I cut up the pork in roughly 2-3” chunks, browned, removed, added onion, celery to deglaze pot along with the bay leaves. Added Pork back in, then sauce. Cooked for 35 minutes, released pressure, added other veggies that came with the meal (carrots, potatoes, mushrooms), sealed it back up, and cooked for another 4. Definitely my favorite meal with this thing so far. :)

Took some convincing with the head co-habitant (mom) that we needed another kitchen gadget, but she’s sold.

One of my favorite IP recipes thus far out of a whole bunch of excellent meals is Roasted Poblanos with Pulled Pork Chili Verde. My roasted peppers fell apart on me so I just lined the baking pan with them, topped with the pulled pork and cheese. It was sooo good.

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retired cynic  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:39:59pm

re: #52 ipsos

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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:42:46pm

re: #50 GlutenFreeJesus

Speaking of cooking gadgetry, I bought this beast last year, and lemme tell ya - it’s to die for…. the Panasonic NU-HX100S Countertop Induction Oven.

The beast is so popular it’s back-ordered through May 2018! Here’s mine compared to an old Frigidaire convection oven:

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ipsos  Dec 27, 2017 • 8:43:44pm

re: #54 retired cynic

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jaunte  Dec 27, 2017 • 9:02:32pm

re: #51 gocart mozart

The kid might wind up with his father’s eyes.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 27, 2017 • 9:15:29pm

re: #52 ipsos

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BigPapa  Dec 27, 2017 • 9:30:25pm

Sex his wife!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 27, 2017 • 9:50:12pm

re: #55 The Major

Wish I had the space. lol

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 27, 2017 • 9:50:35pm

re: #53 allegro

Drool. I’ll have to try this! Thank you!

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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:00:45pm

re: #60 GlutenFreeJesus

Wish I had the space. lol

Well, it does carve up some footprint for sure - but for two people, this and an induction cooktop is all you would need - seriously. This beast can grill steaks to perfection as well as frozen burgers and frozen pizza to boot.

Here’s what Consumers Reports said in their review in their Final Take:

Panasonic has been an innovator in the small-appliance category—its FlashXpress NB-G110P toaster oven, with unique quartz and ceramic heating elements, is a CR favorite, with a hardcore consumer following. The Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven continues that tradition. It’s like what a microwave would be if it cooked food the way we wanted it to instead of giving us rubbery chicken, soggy pizza, and a tendency to cook large dishes unevenly.

That’s not to say the Panasonic is for everyone. Cost-conscious consumers will balk at the price. Skilled chefs might take a pass because they can achieve similar results using their cooktop, oven broiler, and other standard cooking equipment. But the oven will appeal to some consumers, including time-pressed parents who need to get weeknight dinners on the table fast, as well as enthusiasts of high-tech kitchen gadgetry.

Regardless of whether the Panasonic oven takes off, its biggest contribution might be proving that the benefits of induction can extend from the cooktop to the oven. We’d like to see it initiate a wave of other helpful uses for the technology.

Since that review was written, the price dropped from $600 to $400 - still steep, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s worth every damn penny just for its power-saving when all you have is an electric oven.

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teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:08:46pm

Sore fucking loser.

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allegro  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:13:27pm

re: #33 makeitstop

Like this?

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wow…according to @JoeTrippi, in the last week of the AL Senate campaign 10,000 bots were generating 65,000 anti-Jones tweets per hour…including the “fake yearbook story”

Somehow methinks it would not go in Moore’s favor.

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austin_blue  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:14:53pm

Night all. Hopefully, tomorrow will be Indictment Thursday.

You know it’s coming, only a matter of when.

My wife asked me what I expected the State of The Union Address to be about this year. I hadn’t thought about it, had you?

I think that’s an interesting area of speculation. Will the Mango Jizztrumpet get up and flat out lie before the Senate and Congress? Will a democrat stand up and say “You’re a liar”, with an abundance of truth, unlike the idiot who yelled at Obama?

The new year is before us, and if you thought 2017 was a bitch, this year will be what defines our future. We must resist. They may not believe in climate change, but it believes in us. They may not believe in the common good, but it is the core value of our Democracy, as clearly stated in the Preamble to the Constitution.

Sweet scaly dreams, dear friends. The fight begins again tomorrow. Turn red to purple, turn purple to blue, one District at a time.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:14:59pm

re: #55 The Major

Speaking of cooking gadgetry, I bought this beast last year, and lemme tell ya - it’s to die for…. the Panasonic NU-HX100S Countertop Induction Oven.

The beast is so popular it’s back-ordered through May 2018! Here’s mine compared to an old Frigidaire convection oven:

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Those are still available on Amazon Prime at the same price and they offer free shipping as well.

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teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:23:38pm
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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:25:55pm

re: #66 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Those are still available on Amazon Prime at the same price and they offer free shipping as well.

Dat’s what Panny’s site said, duuuude…..

(More likely Amazon is getting a boatload of ‘em from Japan as fast as Panny can make ‘em….)

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austin_blue  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:27:10pm

re: #67 teleskiguy

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Whiteout!

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austin_blue  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:28:40pm

re: #69 austin_blue

Whiteout!

Oh, there it is on the reload. Corgi launch!

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The Major  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:30:38pm

re: #64 allegro

Somehow methinks it would not go in Moore’s favor.

And to me, anybody who demands a non-mandated re-count should be forced to pay for it - but since many of these systems have no paper trail, good luck with that….

Can we go back to ScanTron voting? Please ?

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Belafon  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:30:45pm

re: #65 austin_blue

If he talks, it will be about blocking non-whites and about how he didn’t collude with Russia and Mueller is a Democrat. But I’m about 50-50 on him just sending a letter, the way it used to be done.

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allegro  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:34:36pm

re: #72 Belafon

If he talks, it will be about blocking non-whites and about how he didn’t collude with Russia and Mueller is a Democrat. But I’m about 50-50 on him just sending a letter, the way it used to be done.

Trump give up the national spotlight? Ha. Don’t think so. He’ll make an ass of himself as always, lie after lie, and then toilet tweet about the best ratings in the history of SOTU.

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electrotek  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:43:15pm

LOL

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allegro  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:44:14pm

Well this blows. Just clicked on YouTube from my firestick and it tells me that as of 1/1/18 it will no longer be available on the device. Amazon has been pissing me off increasingly lately. May not renew my Prime next month.

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electrotek  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:45:07pm
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allegro  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:54:24pm

re: #76 electrotek

Yeah, it’s the they have it worse why are you whining crap. Shut up.

Know what hurts the worst? It isn’t the obvious asshole in your face misogynist. Fuck them. It’s the off-hand patronizing crack from a man you thought was an ally. It’s that betrayal of trust when he reveals what’s really lying underneath.

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teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:55:56pm
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JordanRules  Dec 27, 2017 • 10:56:48pm

re: #77 allegro

Damnet it’s so, so true.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 27, 2017 • 11:17:04pm

This image popped up in my WeChat, posted by a Chinese student. I laughed.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 27, 2017 • 11:17:57pm

OK. Lunch break is over. Time to go back to marking exams.

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allegro  Dec 27, 2017 • 11:24:23pm

So it’s a Google vs Amazon feud…

Google is pulling YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV devices over the online retailer’s refusal to carry certain products from the search company.

In pulling the YouTube support, Google noted that its own products, Google Home$129.00 at Best Buy and Chromecast, are not available for sale on Amazon. Chromecast used to be sold there, but was yanked in 2015. Last month, Amazon also stopped selling certain products from Nest, a company under Google’s parent Alphabet.

“Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV,” Google said in an email on Tuesday.

FFS.

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teleskiguy  Dec 27, 2017 • 11:38:39pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2017 • 1:35:39am
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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2017 • 1:48:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 2:05:42am

re: #3 jaunte

Trump is only first-year president to ever lose Most Admired Man poll

This will be spun as proof of how the Fake News Liberal Media are out to make our great President look bad…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 2:08:56am

Jared Kushner goes fishing, Ivanka Trump posts 4 photos of it, and oddly enough there’s a Confederate battle flag in the background of one. What are the odds?

If it is a random photo taken anywhere outdoors south of the Mason-Dixon line, the odds are actually pretty good, actually.

Like trying to take a photo here in on the Rhine without a castle or church in it somewhere.

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freetoken  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:01:39am

Slow time of the year, normally.

But what is the chance that we’ll see and Indictment-Friday?

Mostly people try to rush these things, I think. So it could be months before Mueller starts to get going on actual public revelations of indictments, if any.

Or, are there sealed indictments already waiting to be sprung. Does the FISA court hold secrets that won’t be released until after the fact (of public, not-classified, indictments?)

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:07:32am

re: #89 freetoken

Everyone is either at Mar-a-Lago or Disneyland, so I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:09:05am

re: #36 gocart mozart

Went to @DebbieSchussel to remind myself of what her pict. was; so sad….

Not

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:10:52am

re: #91 Colère Tueur de Lapin

@DebbieSchussel, so sad….

Not

TWITTER GULAG!!!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:24:55am

Suppose I should have pruned that screen grab a little…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:30:11am

The man just won’t let go:

Roy Moore Files Lawsuit to Block Alabama Senate Result

Moore’s attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday that he believed there were irregularities during the election and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election.

I swear, just like an obsessive, clingy thirteen-year-old…

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:36:06am

re: #93 Colère Tueur de Lapin

For me, cutting and pasting images is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:46:41am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The man doesn’t understand rejection. This is the prototypical man screams at cloud.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:48:33am

re: #96 Colère Tueur de Lapin

The man doesn’t understand rejection. This is the prototypical man screams at cloud.

Maybe if he could simply talk to Alabama’s single mother and have her explain to Alabama that it would be better for everyone involved to let Roy spend some time as her Senator…

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wheat-dogg  Dec 28, 2017 • 4:48:47am

re: #96 Colère Tueur de Lapin

The man doesn’t understand rejection. This is the prototypical man screams at cloud.

Some people do not take too well to reality slapping them upside the head.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:03:50am

re: #63 teleskiguy

Sore fucking loser.

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KKKinKKKo the KKKlown Roy Moore is a…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:04:20am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The man just won’t let go:

Roy Moore Files Lawsuit to Block Alabama Senate Result

Moore’s attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday that he believed there were irregularities during the election and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election.

I swear, just like an obsessive, clingy thirteen-year-old…

“Irregularities” = black people voting.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:07:50am

re: #91 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Went to @DebbieSchussel to remind myself of what her pict. was; so sad….

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Not

So sad. Too bad. The Force smacked Debbie Downer Down…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:11:46am

Wondering what her offending post was…

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:13:56am

re: #102 GlutenFreeJesus

Wondering what her offending post was…

There were a couple last night, about Carrie Fisher. And she wished death upon all of the Women’s March.

Such a bitter person. I think she’s probably mad that Tomi took her spot in the Conserva-Blonde Sweepstakes.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:22:37am

re: #103 makeitstop

Ok I remember her going after Carrie. Good riddance!

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mmmirele  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:30:14am

Milo Y is suing Simon & Schuster for declining to publish his book. S&S submitted a fling which included the first submission, including the editorial comments, to show how the manuscript was unacceptable to them. Here’s some tweets with excerpts.

Heh heh heh.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:40:18am

re: #105 mmmirele

“…without trolling, without bombast, without name-calling, without ego.”

Geewhiz, that asking a lot of Milo.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:43:25am

re: #105 mmmirele

Surprised Milo didn’t just have some RWNJ publishing house publish his crappy book.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:46:38am

re: #107 Sir John Barron

Probably ‘cause Milo knows that RWNJ publishing houses have absolutely zero credibility and no one outside RWNJ bubbleworld takes them seriously.

Simon & Schuster is a serious publisher.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:47:09am

re: #107 Sir John Barron

Surprised Milo didn’t just have some RWNJ publishing house publish his crappy book.

Standards.

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scottslemmons  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:48:00am

re: #103 makeitstop

There were a couple last night, about Carrie Fisher. And she wished death upon all of the Women’s March.

Such a bitter person. I think she’s probably mad that Tomi took her spot in the Conserva-Blonde Sweepstakes.

She was a junior-grade wingnut pundit during the Bush years, always wanting to be the new Ann Coulter. I suspect a combination of her less-pretty-than-her-headshot appearance, extreme hatred of almost everyone on earth, and tendency to splutter when angry deprived her of her shot at the big leagues. I’m sure it wasn’t a bit difficult to find examples of her saying stuff against the Twitter TOS.

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Lupin  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:49:15am

re: #105 mmmirele

Milo Y is suing Simon & Schuster for declining to publish his book. S&S submitted a fling which included the first submission, including the editorial comments, to show how the manuscript was unacceptable to them. Here’s some tweets with excerpts.

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Two questions come to mind:

1) How many decent agents passed on this and who is the soulless scum-sucking piece of garbage who though he would rep this?

2) Did S&S at any time really really believe they could get a ms even remotely printable from a narcissist turd like Milo?

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jeffreyw  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:49:22am

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Good morning!

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scottslemmons  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:49:50am

re: #107 Sir John Barron

Surprised Milo didn’t just have some RWNJ publishing house publish his crappy book.

I bet S&S offered more money. And maybe Regnery didn’t want to publish anything from a uncloseted gay man.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:51:02am

re: #111 Lupin

Two questions come to mind:

1) How many decent agents passed on this and who is the soulless scum-sucking piece of garbage who though he would rep this?

2) Did S&S at any time really really believe they could get a ms even remotely printable from a narcissist turd like Milo?

He was a very hot item at the time he signed and I guess somebody high up enough at S&S thought that it would at least be a guaranteed big seller.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:52:57am

The mathematician Roy Moore cites as his expert is a guy who runs a “proof of election theft and JFK conspiracy” blog.

Really.

Moore really had to go digging for that guy. I won’t dirty up the site here with a link to his, but The Nation did an article about him some time ago where they excoriated him and a few of his buddies trying to claim the Democratic Primary in Massachusetts was stolen for Hillary Clinton.

I really he gets laughed out of court today.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:55:34am

J. Fucking C. I turn on MSNBC and it immediately goes to a commercial “Thank you, President Trump.” I turn the channel as quickly as I can, land on Fox, and it’s the same goddamn “Thank you, President Trump” commercial. What the fuck is going on? He’s still campaigning. This is propaganda of the highest order.

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mmmirele  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:58:11am

re: #28 scottslemmons

Debbie Schlussel’s already fuming over her.

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Debbie Schlussel’s Twitter account got suspended. I don’t think it was directly related to her diss of Carrie Fisher, but hey, if it was…

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 5:59:37am

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹

The mathematician Roy Moore cites as his expert is a guy who runs a “proof of election theft and JFK conspiracy” blog.

Really.

Moore really had to go digging for that guy. I won’t dirty up the site here with a link to his, but The Nation did an article about him some time ago where they excoriated him and a few of his buddies trying to claim the Democratic Primary in Massachusetts was stolen for Hillary Clinton.

I really he gets laughed out of court today.

If the gods grant that Roy Moore run again against Doug Jones in 2020, I will make a penitential pilgrimage to Big Sur.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:00:27am

re: #116 Barefoot Grin

J. Fucking C. I turn on MSNBC and it immediately goes to a commercial “Thank you, President Trump.” I turn the channel as quickly as I can, land on Fox, and it’s the same goddamn “Thank you, President Trump” commercial. What the fuck is going on? He’s still campaigning. This is propaganda of the highest order.

One reason I don’t own a television. Since it’s unreasonable to ask people to give them up (they won’t do it and it’s the only thing that will straighten up the networks - kind of like Facebook or Twitter), may I suggest John Prine’s “Spanish Pipedream (Blow Up Your TV)”

John Prine - Spanish Pipedream

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:01:25am

re: #118 Decatur Deb

If the gods grant that Roy Moore run again against Doug Jones in 2020, I will make a penitential pilgrimage to Big Sur.

Roy is a shoo-in for the GOP primary in any case.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:04:20am
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Jay C  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:04:56am

re: #100 GlutenFreeJesus

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹

I wonder if old Roy’s suit is just a backdoor attempt to get a recount paid for by the State instead of out of his own/his campaign’s pockets (which are probably fairly empty at this point)?

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:05:34am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Roy is a shoo-in for the GOP primary in any case.

Please, please, please, please, please…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:05:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:07:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:09:04am

re: #105 mmmirele

Milo Y is suing Simon & Schuster for declining to publish his book. S&S submitted a fling which included the first submission, including the editorial comments, to show how the manuscript was unacceptable to them. Here’s some tweets with excerpts.

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Heh heh heh.

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:09:35am

Mornin’ everyone - this is funny stuff here…read it.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:09:49am

re: #122 Jay C

I wonder if old Roy’s suit is just a backdoor attempt to get a recount paid for by the State instead of out of his own/his campaign’s pockets (which are probably fairly empty at this point)?

He has started an “Election Integrity” fundraising scam to run in tandem with his “Law and Religion” scam. This is the soup kitchen in front of the cash counting room.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:10:10am

re: #122 Jay C

I wonder if old Roy’s suit is just a backdoor attempt to get a recount paid for by the State instead of out of his own/his campaign’s pockets (which are probably fairly empty at this point)?

I have no idea. His suit claims that he can prove thousands of votes are illegal (wingnut for African-American).

His maths guy, using a wall of numbers on his blog, claims that due to the numbers of whites and blacks living in certain districts, it would have been impossible for those districts to go to Jones.

It assumes all whites would vote for Moore, and that no white would vote for Jones. It doesn’t consider that there are whites who would vote for Jones because they liked him better, or conservative voters that don’t like the thought of a Senator macking on their daughters.

The suit also claims he was smeared by the press. (If that was true, the remedy would be to sue the press, not the state.) As I recall, his threat letter to the Washington Post was about as cogent, and the WP basically said “bring it.”

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:10:11am

re: #127 darthstar

Mornin’ everyone - this is funny stuff here…read it.

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Follow up with shots of editors’ marks:

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:10:20am

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹

One reason I don’t own a television. Since it’s unreasonable to ask people to give them up (they won’t do it and it’s the only thing that will straighten up the networks - kind of like Facebook or Twitter), may I suggest John Prine’s “Spanish Pipedream (Blow Up Your TV)”

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Love John Prine!

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:11:40am

re: #127 darthstar

Mornin’ everyone - this is funny stuff here…read it.

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Going to be funny when the court filing becomes a best seller.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:12:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:13:54am

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

This sums up the alt-right attitude: Nazis are a “group association” on a par with an ethic group or sexual identity, and it is mean and discriminatory to say bad things about them.

and it is scary to see how far they can get with that argument…

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:14:48am

re: #25 VegasGolfer

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Going to a level where this blog feels comfortable

Morning!

I see this post above got some updings.

I have a feeling this was a post mocking this forum. I guess we don’t talk enough about politics or something even though every thread is full of politics. So VegasGolfer points out pets and makes a thing about it.

This was in a post of their earlier in the evening.

But hey, lets keep posting cat pictures and internet memes. We’ll be fine.

Oh well, to each his own. Maybe “Golfer” doesn’t realize the animals, music and food helps us all cope with the bad politics.

And fuck Roy Moore.

Now to get the day rolling.

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:18:20am

re: #135 ObserverArt

Morning!

I see this post above got some updings.

I have a feeling this was a post mocking this forum. I guess we don’t talk enough about politics or something even though every thread is full of politics. So VegasGolfer points out pets and makes a thing about it.

This was in a post of their earlier in the evening.

Oh well, to each his own. Maybe “Golfer” doesn’t realize the animals, music and food helps us all cope with the bad politics.

And fuck Roy Moore.

Now to get the day rolling.

Hobby horses. People have them.

I posted that pic of my cat that you commented on in response. It was way more civil than saying what I was actually thinking at the time.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:19:26am
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Sir John Barron  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:19:37am

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

When even the GOP SoS is part of Deep State.

////

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:19:41am

And with that, I’m off to my studio. My wife is headed to DC to see the Vermeer exhibit, and I’m going to try to knock out vocals on a couple of new tunes today.

Back later.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:20:14am

re: #135 ObserverArt

My understanding of that was Vegas Golfer was knocking on people on the Internet in general, not Mr. Johnson’s home here.

There are an awful lot of people who think that politics doesn’t matter was how I took it.

It’s the apathists that we need to reach out to in elections. Folks on sites like this one are fairly well educated in how the political system and politicians are working now.

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Jay C  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:20:53am

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹

It assumes all whites would vote for Moore, and that no white would vote for Jones. It doesn’t consider that there are whites who would vote for Jones because they liked him better, or conservative voters that don’t like the thought of a Senator macking on their daughters.

SRSLY? That’s the “basis” for this “case”??

Grift bait, like I thought….

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:24:04am

re: #141 Jay C

SRSLY? That’s the “basis” for this “case”??

Grift bait, like I thought….

If I could spend a few minutes with Brother Moore in a Montgomery elevator, I could help him clarify his thinking on white Alabamians.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:24:09am

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

On whiny Nazi up there: I’m fortunate at least part of my family fled Poland just before all those “family, fun loving Nazis” came in uninvited.

Screw him, he’s an idiot.

However, the Nazi-wannabes here in the USA are making a concerted effort to make their appeals to young people, for the same reasons churches do (if you indoctrinate them early, they’re yours for life).

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:25:20am

re: #137 goddamnedfrank

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I’ve said it a dozen times (so why not one more?): the Trump rally I attended in August 2015 in southern New Hampshire was packed, and it was 90% upper-middle class types. I drive all over for kids activities—something you have to do in such a decentralized place—and the Trump signs were most obvious in the wealthy communities like Bedford, Chester, Windham (home of Corey Lewandowski). When I argued with colleagues that Trump was a real thing and had support of local establishment republicans they laughed at me. That’s his real base: gimme tax cuts and leave me alone folks.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:26:25am

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Now let me put in a good word about serial murders.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:27:29am

I know it’s nothing thke Anymouse’s weather, but for here in DC, brrrrrrrrr.

Too cold for cats and people.
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:27:55am

re: #139 makeitstop

And with that, I’m off to my studio. My wife is headed to DC to see the Vermeer exhibit, and I’m going to try to knock out vocals on a couple of new tunes today.

Back later.

Enjoy your day! I’m staying indoors where it’s warm. (It’s almost 14 Kelvin outside now.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:28:41am

re: #146 Colère Tueur de Lapin

It’s the same here (I was snarking with the Kelvin, it’s 14F here now too, and snowing again.)

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:29:39am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So you’re saying it is working just as written up. Oh and hey middle class, eat shit!

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:29:45am

0 degrees F here right now. Working from home this morning but must venture out before lunch.

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:30:28am

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹

Enjoy your day! I’m staying indoors where it’s warm. (It’s almost 14 Kelvin outside now.)

I’m staying in, too. My studio is in my basement. :)

Always nice to put in some work while the wife’s not around. It lessens the chances of her running in and asking what all the shouting’s about. :)

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:31:29am

It’s cold here, for us.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:32:57am

re: #144 Barefoot Grin

Around here where people aren’t so wealthy, Trump signs were sprouting like corn here. (There are still some up, though one farmer had his billboard he put up vandalised in orange paint with the word “Liar” a couple months ago.).

My lonely Sanders then Clinton sign had me wondering if I was going to be the only vote for Clinton in my township. (Turned out I was wrong, there were eight votes for Clinton here.)

There is a large portion of Trump voters who are not wealthy, because the GOP has been selling the same idea of trickle-down economics to them since the XIX Century. Any day now… .

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:33:09am

re: #144 Barefoot Grin

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:34:41am

re: #136 makeitstop

Hobby horses. People have them.

I posted that pic of my cat that you commented on in response. It was way more civil than saying what I was actually thinking at the time.

Which is why I mentioned “gambling” (Vegas) and the cat getting ready to “scritch, scratch”

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:34:56am

re: #152 Decatur Deb

It’s cold here, for us.

You have the thought of Roy Moore getting laughed out of court to warm the cockles of your heart though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:36:43am

re: #137 goddamnedfrank

“Trump does — or did — have unusual levels of blue collar support, but the actual bulk of Trump support is the same old professional, petty bourgeois, and ultra-wealthy capitalists who have been voting Republican for generations.”

we like to idolize and glorify these sort of American salt of the earth people, the common clay, you know…

I started reading Hillbilly Elegy and really enjoyed the first part: I grew up in Gary, Indiana, and in our neighborhood the hillbillies, although white, were as much of a distinct ethnic group as the blacks and Latinos in the area.(My parents were both first-Generation Central/Eastern European).

But these people, although admirable in some ways for their stubborn individualism and drive to be independent, are only a small part of what makes up modern America. But as long as we have an electoral system that over-proportionally represents rural areas, these people will continue to be pandered to by cynical manipulators.

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:37:31am

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the frigid NYC metro area. Upstate NY continues getting absolutely pummeled by lake effect snow because the lakes aren’t freezing over and it may not freeze over this year, which means every time the cold wind sweeps over the open water for any length of time, downwind areas are going to see prodigious amounts of snow.

That’s one of the signs of global warming - more snowfall in lake effect regions, because the lakes aren’t freezing over. When the lakes freeze, the snow stops. Warmer water temps means the lakes are holding more energy and it helps drive the snow machine.

But that’s not the only thing I’ve been thinking about these days. There’s this:

As if Trump would ever show discipline. The funny thing is that the only time Trump actually showed discipline was when Manafort was running the campaign, and that lasted for all of 48 hours. Trump simply can’t do message discipline because he’s an addled reactionary know nothing who responds to the first thing he hears on the agitprop network (aka Fox). That’s where he gets his news and regurgitates all he hears there, even if it’s repeating what Trump himself said about himself.

Of course, Trump also takes credit for the economy and everything businesses do (and had in their pipeline long before Trump took office). He was taking credit for Carrier jobs in a campaign style event, only for Carrier to turn around and kill those jobs.

He was busy touting AT&T giving year end bonuses, but is silent as the company again announces shedding more jobs.

The next big thing on the Trump agenda is infrastructure. Trump’s plan is vaporware. I’ve warned of this before. The tax scheme was written on a napkin and tax experts are running through loopholes - including prepaying SALT due in 2018 in 2017 to maximize the tax benefits in high tax states where the SALT limits deductions to $10,000 if you itemize. The health care fiasco was likewise written in crayon because no one in the GOP seems to know how to do basic math.

The infrastructure plan is supposedly predicated on $200 billion in federal funds somehow leveraging $1 trillion in private sector spending.

It’s bullshit of course, because the GOP has consistently opposed funding infrastructure for years. They’ve fought to eliminate support/funding for Amtrak, and it shows. Decades of underfunding have left rail infrastructure on the verge of collapse in many parts of the country, but nowhere as profound as the NEC, which is not only Amtrak’s most profitable route - to the point of helping fund operations elsewhere - but it supports the nation’s densest populated and economically vital part of the nation (the DC-Boston corridor).

Back in the depths of the great recession, the GOP sought to restrict and limit infrastructure funding in the ARRA - at a time when that spending would have helped get the economy moving. That’s why we saw “shovel-ready” get bandied about. Major infrastructure projects take time to do, and the GOP didn’t want to take that time, so it limited and slowed the recovery because the infrastructure funding didn’t go as far or as long as it should have.

For all the talk about how Trump wants to cut regulations, he’s all about giving corps breaks so they can poison the environment and people, allow nursing homes to get away with murder, but isn’t actually doing anything to reduce red tape that makes it hard to do infrastructure projects like rail expansion or upgrades.

It’s hard to keep up with all the Trump insanity, since it comes from all sides. But the insanity has been here for a while - particularly since the GOP ascribes to all that Trump is doing.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:37:45am

re: #154 goddamnedfrank

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Whoever made up the term “White working class” was an enemy. It’s just “workers”, and if you look around you’ll see who is doing all the heavy lifting. Labor issues are Black issues, are Women’s issues, are Latino issues,…

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:37:48am

I want to thank the Academy, and the wonderful folk here, for pushing my Karma over 79,000 this morning.

Is it spendable, like Sorosbux?

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:38:15am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

Around here where people aren’t so wealthy, Trump signs were sprouting like corn here. (There are still some up, though one farmer had his billboard he put up vandalised in orange paint with the word “Liar” a couple months ago.).

My lonely Sanders then Clinton sign had me wondering if I was going to be the only vote for Clinton in my township. (Turned out I was wrong, there were eight votes for Clinton here.)

There is a large portion of Trump voters who are not wealthy, because the GOP has been selling the same idea of trickle-down economics to them since the XIX Century. Any day now… .

No doubt there were significant numbers of less affluent Trump voters up here. He probably got the “Freedom Project” and 2A-rights votes (a lot of overlap, I’m sure) as well as the relatively small manufacturing blue collar votes. But HRC still won the state—barely (but for those busloads of Massachusetts voters that snuck in to steal it for her ///).

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:39:25am

re: #151 makeitstop

I’m staying in, too. My studio is in my basement. :)

Always nice to put in some work while the wife’s not around. It lessens the chances of her running in and asking what all the shouting’s about. :)

I’ll be heading down to mine later today. It can be made pretty damn warm and it has TV, and computers!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:40:23am

re: #160 Anymouse 🌹

I want to thank the Academy, and the wonderful folk here, for pushing my Karma over 79,000 this morning.

Is it spendable, like Sorosbux?

Just passed 91K and am on my way for the big Century.

I simply live for little arbitrary milestones like this…

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:42:36am

re: #163 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s all about the ratio, IMO, not the sheer number of points.

And you’ve got both.

High points are due to duration of posting. Ratio shows just how good your participation is.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:43:12am

re: #158 lawhawk

Ari Fleischer: Trump needs to show more “mental discipline” thehill.com pic.twitter.com

— The Hill

Well, that sounds like an understatement. Just a tad.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:45:15am

re: #164 lawhawk

It’s all about the ratio, IMO, not the sheer number of points.

And you’ve got both.

High points are due to duration of posting. Ratio shows just how good your participation is.

We can’t see the most interesting number—our personal number of downdings. Without it I feel I have been much too cautious.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:46:57am

re: #166 Decatur Deb

We can’t see the most interesting number—our personal number of downdings. Without it I feel I have been much too cautious.

I rarely downding unless it is something trollish or egregiously offensive, and am generous in updinging for what it’s worth

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:48:04am

re: #167 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I rarely downding unless it is something trollish or egregiously offensive, and am generous in updinging for what it’s worth

Fuck off.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:49:32am

re: #159 Decatur Deb

Whoever made up the term “White working class” was an enemy. It’s just “workers”, and if you look around you’ll see who is doing all the heavy lifting. Labor issues are Black issues, are Women’s issues, are Latino issues,…

Hear, hear.

As far as I’m concerned anyway, enlisted military personnel are working class. In no command anytime in my career did I see a mythical bloc of “white working class enlisted” people. Just “enlisted people.” (And the old joke went about officers, no, I work for a living… .)

Trump’s attacks on NAFTA and immigration have farmers and ranchers here spooked. They benefit greatly from NAFTA, and they’ve seen what happened in Alabama and Georgia when they couldn’t get seasonal workers in those states.

Though this area went big for Trump in 2016, savvy politicians running on the left could leverage the potential destruction of their livelihoods (their farms and ranches, and the businesses here that support those).

I don’t know if it would be enough to flip my House district, but it could make it a heck of a lot closer. (And over in NE-2, Omaha, they are about fed up already. Flipping two House districts in 2020 would flip the state to the Democrats.) The wingnut that took NE-2 in the last election is being challenged by the Democrat he unseated from the House.

It’s doable, it’s just hard work.

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:50:30am

re: #146 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I know it’s nothing thke Anymouse’s weather, but for here in DC, brrrrrrrrr.

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49 here before the sun comes up. Should be back over 50 by 7:00. Thinking about sneaking in a 30 minute paddleboard session before going to work for my morning exercise.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:51:10am

Y’all talking about karma points and all, I decided to check on mine - 69,074. Pretty close to 70K. I guess I’d better get busy. /

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:51:27am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹

It’s doable, it’s just hard work.

and for many, the hardest work would be abandoning idealistic ideology and rhetoric in favor of realistic, results-driven politics.

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ipsos  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:52:06am

Ire: #170 darthstar

49 here before the sun comes up. Should be back over 50 by 7:00. Thinking about sneaking in a 30 minute paddleboard session before going to work for my morning exercise.

1 big degree here in upstate NY this fine morning.

I’d rather be in western Nebraska…

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:53:15am
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Sir John Barron  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:55:06am

I’m at 73k karma, but was really surprised to see I’ve made 32k posts. That seems like a lot. Has been 7+ years of course, but still.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:55:44am

re: #173 ipsos

I

1 big degree here in upstate NY this fine morning.

I’d rather be in western Nebraska…

2F here in NW Pennsylvania. Not much snow on the ground tho’. I am about an hour south of Erie, but all the tons of snow is staying north in the primary snow belt leaving us in the outer belts alone.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:56:08am

47 here in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. Yesterday the Weather Channel 10 day forecast predicted rain on New Year’s day. Now that’s down to 10%.

We. Need. Rain…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:57:11am

Cool but not cold here on the Rhine (mid-30s), was just out for a walk in a jacket.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:57:25am

OH HAI.

Me, this morning. All that baking I was planning to do this week will not happen. I did manage to finish the sourdough (both the baking & the eating) when I got home from the ER yesterday.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:59:03am

re: #173 ipsos

I

1 big degree here in upstate NY this fine morning.

I’d rather be in western Nebraska…

“I’d rather be in Philadelphia”
WC Fields’ joke tombstone

Unfortunately, they didn’t follow through:

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:59:09am
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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:59:21am

re: #179 The Vicious Babushka

Suggestion for a holiday gift: cut-proof gloves. The Mrs. gave me some after I did something similar a few years back while preparing guac (the lime got away, the avocado was spared).

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2017 • 6:59:48am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:01:33am

re: #179 The Vicious Babushka

Please take care. Hoping that 2018 will be a better year!

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wheat-dogg  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:01:40am

4°C here in Zhengzhou, China, with slight breeze. But the big news is the air quality report, which is dismal - Air Quality Index of 242 (“very unhealthy”). Most of that is PM2.5 pollution from coal fires and construction — pretty typical for this part of China. It’s the biggest drawback to moving here from my previous, more rural location. Clear days are spectacular - blue skies and sunshine. But polluted days are nasty. Students tell me 242 is not bad. Last year, they said it topped 500.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:03:04am

Billy Graham’s Granddaughter Smacks Down Modern Evangelicals for Hypocritical Trump Support (goes to Raw Story, published yesterday, more at the link):

The term evangelical “started to really represent, actually, a branch of Christians that seemed to be a little more conservative and a little bit more hypocritical, a little bit more willing to compromise on the personal morals of a candidate in lieu of what politically they could gain for their party,” Jerushah Armfield, Graham’s granddaughter, told CNN’s Pamela Brown.

When Brown asked Armfield about her uncle Franklin Graham’s recent tweet heaping praise on Trump, the evangelist’s granddaughter and wife of a pastor in South Carolina said she thinks he was referencing the president “wanting to bring back Merry Christmas.” She also suggested that the “War on Christmas” that Trump (according to right-wing news outlets) has “won,” is a non-issue.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:03:23am

re: #182 lawhawk

Suggestion for a holiday gift: cut-proof gloves. The Mrs. gave me some after I did something similar a few years back while preparing guac (the lime got away, the avocado was spared).

I actually have a pair stashed in the back with the vegetable chopping mandoline. The problem with using them is that you have diminished fine motor skills.

I have a set of Japanese knives for chopping and slicing vegetables which I treat with deference and respect, and in turn they respect me. I guess the lowly peeler got jealous.

At the ER they asked when was my last tetanus shot. I’m like, I have no idea. Then I asked them, when was the last time someone came in here with actual tetanus?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:05:24am

re: #180 Decatur Deb

“I’d rather be in Philadelphia”
WC Fields’ joke tombstone

Unfortunately, they didn’t follow through:

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My favorite anecdote involved WC Fields on his deathbed, poring over a BIble.

“I can’t believe that a man like you is suddenly getting religion,” commented a visitor.

“Religion, hell!” replied Fields. “I’m looking for loopholes!”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:05:57am

New Years we will do our annual pilgrimage to Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles to visit this great man!

Curly Howard Memorial & Grave Directions - Three Stooges

And we don’t forget a visit to Shemp’s place!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:06:12am

re: #185 wheat-dogg

4°C here in Zhengzhou, China, with slight breeze. But the big news is the air quality report, which is dismal - Air Quality Index of 242 (“very unhealthy”). Most of that is PM2.5 pollution from coal fires and construction — pretty typical for this part of China. It’s the biggest drawback to moving here from my previous, more rural location. Clear days are spectacular - blue skies and sunshine. But polluted days are nasty. Students tell me 242 is not bad. Last year, they said it topped 500.

I grew up in a city where the river used to regularly catch on fire…

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:06:25am

re: #173 ipsos

I

1 big degree here in upstate NY this fine morning.

I’d rather be in western Nebraska…

Hey, it’s cheap to live here, and apparently warmer. We have a couple houses for sale in the village and could use a few blue voters… .

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:06:51am

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

I actually have a pair stashed in the back with the vegetable chopping mandoline. The problem with using them is that you have diminished fine motor skills.

I have a set of Japanese knives for chopping and slicing vegetables which I treat with deference and respect, and in turn they respect me. I guess the lowly peeler got jealous.

At the ER they asked when was my last tetanus shot. I’m like, I have no idea. Then I asked them, when was the last time someone came in here with actual tetanus?

oh god, peelers are the worst because they are the bluntest. a clean knife cut would bleed a lot less.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:10:44am

re: #164 lawhawk

It’s all about the ratio, IMO, not the sheer number of points.

And you’ve got both.

High points are due to duration of posting. Ratio shows just how good your participation is.

Updings are nice but they really don’t reflect all that much because many comments have no comment, just a tweet from someone else. And if that tweet is popular, the person posting it gets a ton of updings.

Those of us that don’t put up tweets because we don’t tweet or even look for good tweets can’t gather updings like that.

We get updings based on written comments and things we create like photoshops, etc.

We have to slave over a hot stove all day…and for what? The waitresses get all the tips!

(Of course in Trump world that will be changing as I think tips have to go to a community pot and get shared by all the staff. Problem then is, the rest of the staff will get classified as working for tips so they don’t have to be paid minimum wage. Overall, all the workers in restaurants will be getting paid less. At least that is my understand as to what the new tax laws on income is probably going to be. I hope I am wrong.)

And I hope everyone realize I am having fun with it all…well, except for the part in parenthesis.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:13:03am

re: #170 darthstar

49 here before the sun comes up. Should be back over 50 by 7:00. Thinking about sneaking in a 30 minute paddleboard session before going to work for my morning exercise.

Fuck off!

: )

Its 10° here…

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:13:41am

“Scary Jew Shadow” hasn’t appeared in a long time but here it is on the cover of Paul Nehlen’s favorite book:

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:15:36am

re: #195 The Vicious Babushka

“Scary Jew Shadow” hasn’t appeared in a long time but here it is on the cover of Paul Nehlen’s favorite book:

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MacDonald has been written about many times in the SPLC. He’s a bigoted pos.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:15:39am

This is what conservative education does:

Claims of Virgin Births in USA Nearly 1% (Reuters).

The article is a bit old, but I don’t see this having changed much. It was a survey done by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill published in the British Medical Journal.

Many more women or girls that took so-called “purity pledges” were more likely to claim their pregnancy was a virgin birth than those who did not. Parents of said “purity girls” were much more unlikely to teach things as sex education (and many responding to the survey did not know how a condom works).

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:16:09am

re: #179 The Vicious Babushka

OH HAI.

Me, this morning. All that baking I was planning to do this week will not happen. I did manage to finish the sourdough (both the baking & the eating) when I got home from the ER yesterday.

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I hope it was just skin VB. I have a finger that I cut pretty good years ago and it took a good chunk out. I still have a little depression in the skin still.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:17:18am

re: #195 The Vicious Babushka

“Scary Jew Shadow” hasn’t appeared in a long time but here it is on the cover of Paul Nehlen’s favorite book:

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This morning’s Memeorandum carries several reports on the Bannon/Breitbart cell bailing out on Nehlen after the Moore fiasco.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:17:57am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹

Billy Graham’s Granddaughter Smacks Down Modern Evangelicals for Hypocritical Trump Support (goes to Raw Story, published yesterday, more at the link):

She’s too generous to her uncle who is a bigoted dick but it’s still refreshing to see this. Not a big fan of her grandfather for that matter either.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:18:14am

re: #182 lawhawk

Suggestion for a holiday gift: cut-proof gloves. The Mrs. gave me some after I did something similar a few years back while preparing guac (the lime got away, the avocado was spared).

Don’t they make chainmail gloves for those that have to do a lot of cutting?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:20:20am

re: #193 ObserverArt

Of course in Trump world that will be changing as I think tips have to go to a community pot and get shared by all the staff. Problem then is, the rest of the staff will get classified as working for tips so they don’t have to be paid minimum wage. Overall, all the workers in restaurants will be getting paid less. At least that is my understand as to what the new tax laws on income is probably going to be. I hope I am wrong.

I have lived in Europe too long. Food service workers receive fixed salary and benefits. 15% service charge is included in the price, tipping simply consists of rounding up the bill if the service has been exemplary.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:20:53am

re: #201 ObserverArt

Don’t they make chainmail gloves for those that have to do a lot of cutting?

or knit yourself a pair out of steel wool

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:20:59am
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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:21:42am

re: #203 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

or knit yourself a pair out of steel wool

From electric sheep.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:22:13am

re: #190 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I grew up in a city where the river used to regularly catch on fire…

Gary had that issue too? Of course I am referencing Cleveland and the Cuyahoga river.

By the way…Burning River is a pretty good IPA, my jamming buddy’s favorite and Cleveland’s own.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:23:20am

re: #204 FormerDirtDart

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Still not as scary as a robot short-order cook.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:29:33am

re: #204 FormerDirtDart

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The first person to be murdered by a sex robot will be either RooshV or Mike Cernovich. So, props to the sex robot.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:34:59am

The GOP effort to hurt high tax states can be circumvented by converting state income taxes into payroll taxes, which can have the added benefits of making tax filing simpler and give middle income workers a tax cut!.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:35:08am

re: #204 FormerDirtDart

The skin looks really off, but other than that, it’s surprisingly lifelike.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:35:13am

re: #207 Decatur Deb

Still not as scary as a robot short-order cook.

Cook? Why are you getting out a meat cleaver and a French knife to make my scrambled eggs?

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:35:14am

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

The first person to be murdered by a sex robot will be either RooshV or Mike Cernovich. So, props to the sex robot.

Implement the self-defense protocol.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:37:06am

re: #212 Decatur Deb

Implement the self-defense protocol.

They will have to find a way to imbed the laws of robotics into Pris so she can’t be hacked.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:38:05am

re: #213 Big Beautiful Door

They will have to find a way to imbed the laws of robotics into Pris so she can’t be hacked.

We’re stupid and we’re going to die.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:38:16am

re: #210 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The skin looks really off, but other than that, it’s surprisingly lifelike.

The face looks a bit off to me. Especially the teeth and lips.

I dunno though, I kind of have a preference for my wife. (Honey, why are you getting out the meat cleaver and French knife for scrambled eggs?)

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:39:00am

re: #202 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have lived in Europe too long. Food service workers receive fixed salary and benefits. 15% service charge is included in the price, tipping simply consists of rounding up the bill if the service has been exemplary.

But in the US we expect our waitresses to flirt with us in order to make almost enough money to live on.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:39:57am

re: #214 Decatur Deb

We’re stupid and we’re going to die.

But what a way to go….

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:42:15am

re: #207 Decatur Deb

Still not as scary as a robot short-order cook.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:43:23am

re: #216 Big Beautiful Door

But in the US we expect our waitresses to flirt with us in order to make almost enough money to live on.

We don’t have a lot of money, so we don’t go out to eat a lot.

That said, every waiter and waitress in a nintey-mile circle knows us, because of decent tips.

Over in the county seat, when we go for the Sunday specials at one restaurant, staff will treat us especially well. (The church crowd is the same everywhere, apparently, on the matter of tips.)

One waitress once showed us one of those fake $20 Bible verse bills when she was talking to us (I’d never seen one before except as photographs on the Internet), and we made it up to her by buying it from her (for $20).

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:43:39am

Movie pitch: “His wife hates him and his sex robot wants to kill him—Tommy Johnson thought his life couldn’t get worse….”

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:45:19am

re: #220 Barefoot Grin

Movie pitch: “His wife hates him and his sex robot wants to kill him—Tommy Johnson thought his life couldn’t get worse….”

Or his wife hates him and buys him a sex robot to kill him.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:45:58am

re: #220 Barefoot Grin

Movie pitch: “His wife hates him and his sex robot wants to kill him—Tommy Johnson thought his life couldn’t get worse….”

…flees into the street, to be hit by a driverless car.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:47:26am

re: #222 Decatur Deb

…flees into the street, to be hit by a driverless car.

After being taken to the hospital, the robot doctor amputates the wrong leg.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:48:05am

re: #219 Anymouse 🌹

We don’t have a lot of money, so we don’t go out to eat a lot.

That said, every waiter and waitress in a nintey-mile circle knows us, because of decent tips.

Over in the county seat, when we go for the Sunday specials at one restaurant, staff will treat us especially well. (The church crowd is the same everywhere, apparently, on the matter of tips.)

One waitress once showed us one of those fake $20 Bible verse bills when she was talking to us (I’d never seen one before except as photographs on the Internet), and we made it up to her by buying it from her (for $20).

You are one decent human being. If you decide to run for Congress, I will definitely make a donation to your campaign.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:50:22am

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹

After being taken to the hospital, the robot doctor amputates the wrong leg.

Total Factory Recall.*

*H/T to The Younger Boy

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:52:25am

As far back as the early 80s, the Ford Motor Company experienced the first Death By Robot. An auotomated warehouse lift mistook an intruding worker for an auto tooling part and “shelved” him.

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BlueSpotinAL  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:56:06am

re: #219 Anymouse 🌹

We don’t have a lot of money, so we don’t go out to eat a lot.

That said, every waiter and waitress in a nintey-mile circle knows us, because of decent tips.

Over in the county seat, when we go for the Sunday specials at one restaurant, staff will treat us especially well. (The church crowd is the same everywhere, apparently, on the matter of tips.)

One waitress once showed us one of those fake $20 Bible verse bills when she was talking to us (I’d never seen one before except as photographs on the Internet), and we made it up to her by buying it from her (for $20).

Traveling on a Sunday a couple of years ago, stopped at a nonchain BBQ. What I saw of tipping from the elderly church crowd was pathetic. I understand being careful, but order water and use the savings for a tip.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:58:35am

re: #224 Big Beautiful Door

You are one decent human being. If you decide to run for Congress, I will definitely make a donation to your campaign.

I try to be decent; I can’t say that’s always true.

As for the Congress thing, I’m still waiting to see if the Nebr. Dems are going to put up a candidate - I suspect any person the party puts up would be better-known than I am (and probably with less baggage like not atheist). If the NDP puts up a decent candidate I will support that person.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:58:45am

re: #205 Decatur Deb

From electric sheep.

for comments like this we need the 10x super upding

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nowherenorth2  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:58:59am

Its a fox news op ed by newt Gingrich. And it is goddamn hilarious and wayyy off.

foxnews.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 7:59:47am

re: #206 ObserverArt

Gary had that issue too? Of course I am referencing Cleveland and the Cuyahoga river.

By the way…Burning River is a pretty good IPA, my jamming buddy’s favorite and Cleveland’s own.

yes, Gary’s Calumet river used to catch fire, whether spontaneously or from brush fires on the bank, and burn.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:00:18am

re: #226 Decatur Deb

As far back as the early 80s, the Ford Motor Company experienced the first Death By Robot. An auotomated warehouse lift mistook an intruding worker for an auto part and “shelved” him.

I toured the Toyota plant in Georgetown, KY a couple of times a few years ago. Their robots are very polite.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:00:44am

re: #210 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The skin looks really off, but other than that, it’s surprisingly lifelike.

still in that uncanny valley for me

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:01:43am

re: #230 nowherenorth2

Its a fox news op ed by newt Gingrich. And it is goddamn hilarious and wayyy off.

foxnews.com

The new Dick Morris.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:01:53am

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

I toured the Toyota plant in Georgetown, KY a couple of times a few years ago. Their robots are very polite.

Japanese. Almost as nice as Canadians, but you wouldn’t want to build a bridge with them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:02:48am

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

still in that uncanny valley for me

And the thousand mile stare that never blinks. (I assume robotic technology can work out minor issues like blinking.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:03:05am

re: #216 Big Beautiful Door

But in the US we expect our waitresses to flirt with us in order to make almost enough money to live on.

I had been away from the states about seven years and returned, stopping at a diner on Route 66 in Flagstaff. The waitress came up and asked “What’ll it be, sweetheart?” as if it were the most natural thing in the world, and I tried to think of any time at all in Europe when I had been addressed by a waitress in any similar tone.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:04:49am

re: #226 Decatur Deb

As far back as the early 80s, the Ford Motor Company experienced the first Death By Robot. An auotomated warehouse lift mistook an intruding worker for an auto tooling part and “shelved” him.

Soviet-era tanks had a problem with self-loading guns sometimes trying to load the gunner’s head instead.

“Once more into the breach, men!”

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:05:11am

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹

After being taken to the hospital, the robot doctor amputates the wrong leg.

Or, did ALL the robots always intend to have that leg amputated?

It is a cloud based conspiracy

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:08:50am

re: #238 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Soviet-era tanks had a problem with self-loading guns sometimes trying to load the gunner’s head instead.

“Once more into the breach, men!”

Yup. And we had MI accidents when powering up turrets whose guns were storing stabalization information and swept the glacis on power-up.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:09:05am

re: #230 nowherenorth2

Its a fox news op ed by newt Gingrich. And it is goddamn hilarious and wayyy off.

foxnews.com

What a load of delusion.

Quoting Scott Adams of Dilbert fame as his evidence? LOL

This far out I can’t say what might happen, but liberals have reasons to be motivated. Some of those who voted third parties might also see the error of their ways.

It is noteworthy that while Donald Trump trailed for much of the campaign in the polls, he was not outside the margin of error on Election Day. I had hope (and my wife and I went to our county Dems watch party), but even then it wasn’t a sure thing.

Of note, our county GOP did not have a watch party. I don’t know if it was simply because they didn’t want to spend the money to organise one, or they thought that there was no point. If the latter, that might be a lever (your guy won and boy is he a Dumpster fire).

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Lupin  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:11:59am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹

What a load of delusion.

Quoting Scott Adams of Dilbert fame as his evidence? LOL

A Very Long List of Dumb and Awful Things Newt Gingrich Has Said and Done in the Past:

mother jones

Leopard. Spots.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:12:28am

re: #226 Decatur Deb

As far back as the early 80s, the Ford Motor Company experienced the first Death By Robot. An auotomated warehouse lift mistook an intruding worker for an auto part and “shelved” him.

Around the same time, the Biotech where I worked was experimenting with robotics. They got a robot arm that moved assay plates around. I watched it work. Very impressive. BUT, one of my coworkers said something that drives my understanding of robotics to this day:

“Its not moving plates. It’s just turning from one position to another. And if your head is in the way, it will go through it.”

Thinking that way, you then understand why, for example, a relatively straightforward assay we developed at another Biotech was nearly impossible to automate - judgement. Robots don’t have it.

At a number of places I worked, we tried to automate assays, but the problem was always that humans are constantly checking little things that robots don’t. Do all the tip cones of my pipettor have tips? Did all the tips get the same volume of liquid? When I added the liquid to the well, did all the tips push out the full volume? Did I successfully eject all the tips? Did I create a bubble in any of the wells?

Robotics were always significantly slower and with significantly larger variation.

Your sex robot won’t be having sex with you. It will be moving certain parts preprogrammed distances and exerting preprogrammed amounts of force with other parts, either according to a basic program and/or in response to data received.

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nowherenorth2  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:16:06am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹

Agreed. The best part was when he said the tax bill/scam that was recently passed is/was successful and is helping the economy

How and what can he base this on

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:16:50am

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

still in that uncanny valley for me

We can’t even get computer animated humans to move in convincingly human ways, so getting an actual robot to do so… That’ll be harder.

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austin_blue  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:17:04am

re: #42 scottslemmons

Ehh, Schlussel’s entirely demented — and desperate to try to get to her former status as the poor person’s Coulter. She’s best ignored — she thrives on getting people to tweet angry at her.

Aaaand this morning her account is suspended.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:18:16am

re: #243 Blind Frog Belly White

…n.

Your sex robot won’t be having sex with you. It will be moving certain parts preprogrammed distances and exerting preprogrammed amounts of force with other parts, either according to a basic program and/or in response to data received.

So she’s not really looking for interesting older men?

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:19:24am

Cue the point and laugh crowd…

January 1st

Farm animals in California can no longer be given antibiotics without a veterinarian’s prescription…

But seriously it’s a good thing.
— a law designed to help lessen the spread of infections that are resistant to antibiotics

But then…
California’s first vegetarian gets a formal title: Augustynolophus morrisi, a plant eater whose fossils have only been found in the Golden State, is now the official state dinosaur.

Okay that one cracks me up.

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I cannot.  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:20:58am

re: #245 Blind Frog Belly White

*looks at a porn* You have enough problems to even get HUMANS to move in convincingly human ways

I was researching the ability of people to move convincingly.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:24:05am

Off to clear the decks for another year of catching-up. BBL

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:25:42am

re: #63 teleskiguy

Sore fucking loser.

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I would expect nothing Moore from the P.O.S.

And his racist scum lawyer can go to hell too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:37:01am

re: #243 Blind Frog Belly White

And on that sex robot, if it exerts the wrong pressure or something, you’ll get a penectomy.

One erotic Romance novel I edited a couple years ago was a science-fiction that followed along the story of a fellow trying to create a perfect (in the sense it behaved normally) sex program for a computer. His company was competing with another to try to corner the market.

The story is set in the near future, and presumes that AI technology becomes difficult to distinguish from human thought.

As the robot learns (and learns about his past), she turns into a stereotypical Jewish mother (harassing her creator about diet, exercise, &c). His wife gets fed up with him and leaves him.

The android eventually takes over a large portion of the Internet, destroys the competitor company, and creates an android body for herself so she can go off and take over the world. (Yes, it’s a weird story.)

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Charmingly Persistent  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:38:07am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:41:04am

re: #252 Anymouse 🌹

And on that sex robot, if it exerts the wrong pressure or something, you’ll get a penectomy.

One erotic Romance novel I edited a couple years ago was a science-fiction that followed along the story of a fellow trying to create a perfect (in the sense it behaved normally) sex program for a computer. His company was competing with another to try to corner the market.

The story is set in the near future, and presumes that AI technology becomes difficult to distinguish from human thought.

As the robot learns (and learns about his past), she turns into a stereotypical Jewish mother (harassing her creator about diet, exercise, &c). His wife gets fed up with him and leaves him.

The android eventually takes over a large portion of the Internet, destroys the competitor company, and creates an android body for herself so she can go off and take over the world. (Yes, it’s a weird story.)

Where’s the eroticism? Or the romance?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:44:07am

re: #230 nowherenorth2

Its a fox news op ed by newt Gingrich. And it is goddamn hilarious and wayyy off.

foxnews.com

First, the media lied about the tax bill in an effort to convince most Americans their taxes would go up.

well, in the first year, enough medium and low-income people would get enough of a tax break that they continue to vote GOP

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The Major  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:48:31am

re: #91 Colère Tueur de Lapin

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:50:49am

re: #243 Blind Frog Belly White

Your sex robot won’t be having sex with you. It will be moving certain parts preprogrammed distances and exerting preprogrammed amounts of force with other parts, either according to a basic program and/or in response to data received.

if that is all you want and expect from a sex partner, then robotic sex is the way to go

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meteor  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:55:58am

There are some posts I just shouldn’t read.

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The Major  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:56:43am

re: #174 goddamnedfrank

Holy fuck - he did submit to a polygraph test as I tweeted to him.

But do I trust his administrator and what the questions were ?

Fuck no!

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:57:15am

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

Delusion, I mean, hope, springs eternal.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:57:22am

re: #258 meteor

There are some posts I just shouldn’t read.

Got you rethinking your robot relationship?

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 8:58:54am

re: #255 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

First, the media lied about the tax bill in an effort to convince most Americans their taxes would go up.

well, in the first year, enough medium and low-income people would get enough of a tax break that they continue to vote GOP

I think too many are looking at just the “tax cut” and what they will supposedly be getting and forgetting all the little details in the new laws that may not give them anything and may in fact cost them earnings or raise their taxes.

I am not an accountant, but things like I explained in #193 about “tips” in restaurants are going to effect a lot of medium- to low-income people and they aren’t going to know it until it all goes into effect. I bet there are all kinds of little things that are going to screw everyday people over and give a big advantage to the business owners, corporations, etc.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:00:37am

re: #252 Anymouse 🌹

And on that sex robot, if it exerts the wrong pressure or something, you’ll get a penectomy.

Well, you see, that’s a design flaw - you don’t incorporate servos strong enough to create Vagina Dentata.

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scottslemmons  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:01:24am

re: #252 Anymouse 🌹

And on that sex robot, if it exerts the wrong pressure or something, you’ll get a penectomy.

One erotic Romance novel I edited a couple years ago was a science-fiction that followed along the story of a fellow trying to create a perfect (in the sense it behaved normally) sex program for a computer. His company was competing with another to try to corner the market.

The story is set in the near future, and presumes that AI technology becomes difficult to distinguish from human thought.

As the robot learns (and learns about his past), she turns into a stereotypical Jewish mother (harassing her creator about diet, exercise, &c). His wife gets fed up with him and leaves him.

The android eventually takes over a large portion of the Internet, destroys the competitor company, and creates an android body for herself so she can go off and take over the world. (Yes, it’s a weird story.)

Charles Stross wrote a book a few years back called “Saturn’s Children” that had a sex robot as the lead character. Humanity had been extinct for a few centuries, and the solar system was dominated by a semi-feudal civilization of robots. She and the entire robot society are torn by the wish that humans were still around (since they were programmed to love and serve every human they met) and terrified that someone will figure out a way to bring humanity back, since they don’t really want to be slaves.

There isn’t a lot of sex, since the lead character, Freya, is one of very few humanoid, bipedal robots, but the book is written as a homage to Heinlein’s “Friday” — so there’s still some nookie…

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:02:52am

re: #244 nowherenorth2

Agreed. The best part was when he said the tax bill/scam that was recently passed is/was successful and is helping the economy

How and what can he base this on

He’s a Republican; he doesn’t need a basis for any of his claims.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:04:21am

re: #263 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, you see, that’s a design flaw - you don’t incorporate servos strong enough to create Vagina Dentata.

“Vagina Dentata” is a fun replacement for “Hakuna Matata” when singing songs from Disney’s “The Lion King.”

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retired cynic  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:06:47am

Another opinion piece, this one by Jennifer Rubin in WaPo: Democrats should update the Contract With America.

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retired cynic  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:07:53am

re: #267 retired cynic

Sorry! Fixed, so reload.

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Interesting Times  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:08:18am

Oh for…you’d think I’d have learned by now that the answer to the question “I wonder why this person’s trending?” is “Are you sure you want to know?”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:09:52am

re: #252 Anymouse 🌹

Ah brings back memories of Frank Zappa’s Thing Fish with L Ron Hoover’s Church Of Appliantology…

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:10:05am

re: #254 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Where’s the eroticism? Or the romance?

There’s lots of both in the book. (The theme of the story is what’s up there, but that still leaves plenty for eroticism.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:11:12am

re: #270 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah brings back memories of Frank Zappa’s Thing Fish with L Ron Hoover’s Church Of Appliantology…

he had a thing about industrial vacuum cleaners, it is a major theme of 200 Motels

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Interesting Times  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:15:37am

Ha:

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:18:15am

re: #259 The Major

Holy fuck - he did submit to a polygraph test as I tweeted to him.

But do I trust his administrator and what the questions were ?

Fuck no!

There’s a reason polygraph results aren’t admissible as evidence in court. Who the hell cares about his?

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:19:35am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

An article from December 13 of this year.
cnbc.com

Jamie Dimon says tax cut will cause companies to buy back their own stock and that’s not a ‘bad thing’

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Interesting Times  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:19:58am

re: #273 Interesting Times

Okay, this thread wins the prize for “Best use of Anna Wintour trend”:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:20:01am

re: #274 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

There’s a reason polygraph results aren’t admissible as evidence in court. Who the hell cares about his?

they are tools for making a subjective decision on whether a person can be entrusted to do a particular job, not as a legal determination of Truth

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:22:46am

re: #277 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they are tools for making a subjective decision on whether a person can be entrusted to do a particular job, not as a legal determination of Truth

I wouldn’t give something so easy to spoof even that much credit.

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A Mom Anon  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:25:39am

re: #266 Barefoot Grin

LOL. Snort.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:27:15am

re: #277 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they are tools for making a subjective decision on whether a person can be entrusted to do a particular job, not as a legal determination of Truth

Only if that job is passing a polygraph test.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:27:22am

re: #266 Barefoot Grin

“Vagina Dentata” is a fun replacement for “Hakuna Matata” when singing songs from Disney’s “The Lion King.”

‘Vagina Dentata” is another nickname we can give to Cheeto Benito.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:28:48am

re: #280 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Only if that job is passing a polygraph test.

I might have added the disclaimer that it is at best only one tool out of many to be taken into account when making a (subjective) decision

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:32:50am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:33:32am

I’m out. Have a good one. Looks like we’re in for a snowstorm in my part of Europe - which should last for all of one day before temps return to the mid-40’s (quite warm for this time of year….not that I’m complaining, mind you).

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we were enjoying daytime highs around 50° F.

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:37:08am
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Sir John Barron  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:39:29am

re: #285 Ace-o-aces

Failing Vanity Fair is Failing! Should have endorsed ME!

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:41:18am

re: #269 Interesting Times

Oh for…you’d think I’d have learned by now that the answer to the question “I wonder why this person’s trending?” is “Are you sure you want to know?”

@areta
Anna Wintour is at @Vogue, not @VanityFair. I am telling you this moron will nuke the wrong Korea

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:41:22am

re: #281 The Vicious Babushka

‘Vagina Dentata” is another nickname we can give to Cheeto Benito.

Anus dentata (with some slippage from time to time: “U. Esh. A!”)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:41:25am

re: #286 Sir John Barron

Failing Vanity Fair is Failing! Should have endorsed ME!

thought DT was close friends with Condé Nast publishing

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:42:44am

We should start a campaign to send pink “binkies” (pacifiers) to the White House.

Wouldn’t it be cool if Trump started getting millions of pacifiers sent to him with notes like “Shut up you big baby…resign!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:45:51am

re: #290 ObserverArt

We should start a campaign to send pink “binkies” (pacifiers) to the White House.

Wouldn’t it be cool if Trump started getting millions of pacifiers sent to him with notes like “Shut up you big baby…resign!”

Something like the sex toys sent to the Talibanjo that took over the Mahleur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:48:14am

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when American Diplomacy consisted of demanding that adversaries give up all of their leverage before we’d agree to negotiate.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:49:16am

re: #287 FormerDirtDart

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:54:03am

re: #293 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

[Embedded content]

After watching Orrin Hatch abase himself with nauseating servility to Trump, it occurred to me that perhaps his obsequiousness is less honest praise and more “It’s good that you done that! REAL good!”

It’s good that you done that. Real good!
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:56:43am

Is there a term for Twitter users who constantly post about trending topics to draw attention to themselves?

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:57:55am

re: #292 Blind Frog Belly White

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when American Diplomacy consisted of demanding that adversaries give up all of their leverage before we’d agree to negotiate.

[Embedded content]

Uneasy remembering article yesterday about Mattis visiting troops and giving them the simple message: “be ready!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 9:58:56am

re: #296 Barefoot Grin

Uneasy remembering article yesterday about Mattis visiting troops and giving them the simple message: “be ready!”

for the Return of the Savior!

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:01:38am

re: #296 Barefoot Grin

Uneasy remembering article yesterday about Mattis visiting troops and giving them the simple message: “be ready!”

So will tRumpery enforce the rule against “trading with the enemy” when we attack N. Korea and China retaliates against us, as they have stated they would do if we attacked? WalMart shelves would be bare, as would many other stores.

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Citizen K  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:03:27am

I’ve yet to see the crosstabs for the election that separates by race & age together. My worry is that younger white generations really are getting more radical and racist and are only offset and masked by the fact that said generations are less white overall. But as others have pointed out in the replies as well, it could just be the megaphone affect. Or it could also be just that those who are racist and radicalized are far more open about it. I wish I knew, I really did.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:03:37am

re: #298 Eventual Carrion

So will tRumpery enforce the rule against “trading with the enemy” when we attack N. Korea and China retaliates against us, as they have stated they would do if we attacked? WalMart shelves would be bare, as would many other stores.

they do not need to start shooting, all we need is the world perched at the edge of war to distract from news of the investigation closing in around DT

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danarchy  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:04:42am

re: #295 Eclectic Cyborg

Is there a term for Twitter users who constantly post about trending topics to draw attention to themselves?

I think that would be “Twitter users”

;)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:09:27am

re: #295 Eclectic Cyborg

Is there a term for Twitter users who constantly post about trending topics to draw attention to themselves?

yes, a snappy hashtag is worth its weight in bitcoin

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I cannot.  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:10:18am

re: #301 danarchy

I was going to say that…but seriously, it is a fairly accurate description of many Twitterers…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:18:41am

re: #303 I cannot.

Point taken. I was referring to people who tweet random and/or nonsensical things to take advantage of a hashtag.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:19:23am

re: #297 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

for the Return of the Savior!

Jesus Helm.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:21:06am

re: #298 Eventual Carrion

So will tRumpery enforce the rule against “trading with the enemy” when we attack N. Korea and China retaliates against us, as they have stated they would do if we attacked? WalMart shelves would be bare, as would many other stores.

It won’t be good for Ivanka, that’s for sure. Hmmmmm….

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:22:34am

re: #299 Citizen K

[Embedded content]

I’ve yet to see the crosstabs for the election that separates by race & age together. My worry is that younger white generations really are getting more radical and racist and are only offset and masked by the fact that said generations are less white overall. But as others have pointed out in the replies as well, it could just be the megaphone affect. Or it could also be just that those who are racist and radicalized are far more open about it. I wish I knew, I really did.

In the recent tragedy where a teen-age Nazi murdered his girl friend’s parents before killing himself, the parents had forbid the relationship because their daughter started spouting Nazi memes. Nazis are actively recruiting and, given the lack of historical knowledge prevalent among Americans, in this world of Twitter and Facebook and Internet sites, people often see only those sites that confirm their biases or what their friends promote. In the old days, we got our news from the big 3 — now every site is given equal weight by consumers most of whom don’t know how to investigate for themselves.

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BigPapa  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:27:50am

re: #292 Blind Frog Belly White

Brinkmanship.

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Citizen K  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:29:41am

re: #307 Hecuba’s daughter

In the recent tragedy where a teen-age Nazi murdered his girl friend’s parents before killing himself, the parents had forbid the relationship because their daughter started spouting Nazi memes. Nazis are actively recruiting and, given the lack of historical knowledge prevalent among Americans, in this world of Twitter and Facebook and Internet sites, people often see only those sites that confirm their biases or what their friends promote. In the old days, we got our news from the big 3 — now every site is given equal weight by consumers most of whom don’t know how to investigate for themselves.

This is why I’m not dismissing Yglesias’ tweet as much as others seem to be. I don’t know how much confirmation bias is involved in it, but it really does feel like the radicalism is a spiking problem in my generation and under and only getting worse. We’ve seen outright Nazi-ism being re-mainstreamed, and it’s been on the backs of white millennials in particular, mostly because they’re the first generation really drowning in the white supremacist online outreach.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:31:34am

re: #309 Citizen K

This is why I’m not dismissing Yglesias’ tweet as much as others seem to be. I don’t know how much confirmation bias is involved in it, but it really does feel like the radicalism is a spiking problem in my generation and under and only getting worse. We’ve seen outright Nazi-ism being re-mainstreamed, and it’s been on the backs of white millennials in particular, mostly because they’re the first generation really drowning in the white supremacist online outreach.

Like the southern revisionists who go from “slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War” to “Slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War!”, we see the alt-right going from “Not everything the Nazis did was evil” to “Nazis are just nice, next-door-neighbor types like you and me!”

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:33:34am

re: #226 Decatur Deb

The problem with ‘artificial intelligence’ is that nobody actually knows what intelligence is. It’s one of those actually meaningless words we throw around a lot.

How can you fake something if you don’t know what it is?

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:34:31am

re: #267 retired cynic

Another opinion piece, this one by Jennifer Rubin in WaPo: Democrats should update the Contract With America.

Still reading that phrase as ‘Contract On America’.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:35:10am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Like the southern revisionists who go from “slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War” to “Slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War!”, we see the alt-right going from “Not everything the Nazis did was evil” to “Nazis are just nice, next-door-neighbor types like you and me!”

Hey, they built the Autobahn and the Volkswagen, after all.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:35:16am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Like the southern revisionists who go from “slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War” to “Slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War!”, we see the alt-right going from “Not everything the Nazis did was evil” to “Nazis are just nice, next-door-neighbor types like you and me!”

Just like Conservatives, Nazis are nice if you’re a white Christian like them. If you’re not like them, Conservative will spew bigoted hate, and Nazis will kill you. They could be seen as two points on the same spectrum.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:35:26am

re: #311 Romantic Heretic

The problem with ‘artificial intelligence’ is that nobody actually knows what intelligence is. It’s one of those actually meaningless words we throw around a lot.

How can you fake something if you don’t know what it is?

I think it refers to a computer’s ability to adapt and learn.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:36:09am

re: #313 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, they built the Autobahn and the Volkswagen, after all.

and paid vacations and package tours and they weakened the Red Army enough to keep it from invading the rest of Europe, etc…

/

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:36:34am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:37:05am

re: #314 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Just like Conservatives, Nazis are nice if you’re a white Christian like them. If you’re not like them, Conservative will spew bigoted hate, and Nazis will kill you. They could be seen as two points on the same spectrum.

well, Nazism is being sold as a valid point on the political spectrum instead of as something that is anathema to America and its values.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:38:43am

re: #315 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think it refers to a computer’s ability to adapt and learn.

Why should the AI have to adapt and learn, when many people can’t do that?

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:38:57am

re: #318 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

well, Nazism is being sold as a valid point on the political spectrum instead of as something that is anathema to America and its values.

Anathema to nearly universally accepted human values as well.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:40:31am

re: #316 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and paid vacations and package tours and they weakened the Red Army enough to keep it from invading the rest of Europe, etc…

/

As an aside, I always get a kick out of the jaspers who say “We shoulda let Patton take on the Russkis in ‘45! It’d only have taken a couple months!” as if the Red Army hadn’t just defeated the larger portion of the Wehrmacht and forced it all the way back to Berlin. As ifwe weren’t worn out and out of cash and any interest in another war. As if we weren’t figuring on having to attack the Japanese Home Islands.

If you ignore a lot of factors, it would have been a cakewalk!
//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:41:16am

re: #320 Big Beautiful Door

Anathema to nearly universally accepted human values as well.

I have pointed out to Neo-nazis here in Germany (used to live in Langen, a real hotbed of NN activity) that Hitler himself said that if Germany was not willing to sacrifice itself to his ideology, then it deserved to be destroyed. How is that compatible with patriotism or nationalism?

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:42:46am

re: #319 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Why should the AI have to adapt and learn, when many people can’t do that?

If I invented a machine that started screaming in frustration and then took a hammer to things would that classify as an ‘AI’?

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:46:23am

The ornament I just swiped off a Christmas tree (with permission).

I offered the return of the gold (colored) hook, but he (the tree’s owner, not the tree) declined.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:46:43am

re: #319 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Why should the AI have to adapt and learn, when many people can’t do that?

that is a bit of hyperbole. one trait of even the most basic level of human intelligence is what we discussed earlier, the ability to adapt and react to changing situations.

current computers are still just starting to learn to do that

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:49:06am

re: #317 Ace-o-aces

And the evidence this guy has “three degrees in applied mathematics? His blog.”

I went there yesterday after I read the citation in the Moore court complaint. It is a cornucopia of crazy.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:50:59am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that is a bit of hyperbole. one trait of even the most basic level of human intelligence is what we discussed earlier, the ability to adapt and react to changing situations.

current computers are still just starting to learn to do that

It was a joke.

Some people really don’t adapt and react to changing situations, or they react but do not adapt. We can easily build Artificial Stupidity machines that can do everything a stuck-in-their-ways person does without even using neural nets. They won’t really be able to hate, but they can put on the appearance of hate, and pull the lever for a list of reactionary politicians fed to them by a simplified, XML version of Fox.

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retired cynic  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:51:23am

Just saw this in passing. Probably was posted here already!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:51:46am

re: #248 Unshaken Defiance

Why are dinosaurs still depicted with no feathers and brown?

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:52:26am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Like the southern revisionists who go from “slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War” to “Slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War!”, we see the alt-right going from “Not everything the Nazis did was evil” to “Nazis are just nice, next-door-neighbor types like you and me!”

There appears to be a lot of overlap between southern revisionists, the alt-right, and outright Nazis — or maybe the alt-right is American term for Nazi. This is not new — think of Pat Buchanan who combined the racism native to this country with a fondness for Nazism

I wonder when Ben Shapiro will finally see the light.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:52:41am

re: #328 retired cynic

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allegro  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:52:58am

re: #329 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Why are dinosaurs still depicted with no feathers and brown?

Because giant parrots just aren’t scary enough.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:53:40am

re: #330 Hecuba’s daughter

There appears to be a lot of overlap between southern revisionists, the alt-right, and outright Nazis — or maybe the alt-right is American term for Nazi. This is not new — think of Pat Buchanan who combined the racism native to this country with a fondness for Nazism

I wonder when Ben Shapiro will finally see the light.

He should have when he was driven from Breitbart, but hate, and a smug belief in his own superiority, are key parts of his identity.

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ipsos  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:54:11am

Chyron on the teevee says a judge has rejected Moore’s attempt to stop his loss from being certified.

Ha.

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scottslemmons  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:54:55am

re: #332 allegro

Because giant parrots just aren’t scary enough.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:55:11am

re: #329 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Why are dinosaurs still depicted with no feathers and brown?

Artists and movie-makers probably aren’t keeping up with the current science. The depiction will change as people who learned of feathered dinosaurs as kids start producing art and movies.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:55:33am

re: #334 ipsos

Chyron on the teevee says a judge has rejected Moore’s attempt to stop his loss from being certified.

Ha.

Gotta sue somebody else, keep the grifting train going.

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retired cynic  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:55:34am

Trump’s wild first year of the presidency in one chart (to Axios). Analysis by Google News Lab of search interest Jan. 20 - Dec. 20.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:56:37am

re: #326 Anymouse 🌹

And the evidence this guy has “three degrees in applied mathematics? His blog.”

I went there yesterday after I read the citation in the Moore court complaint. It is a cornucopia of crazy.

Maybe he received the degrees from an online university. They don’t have any standards.

OTOH, many of the deplorables have degrees from serious institutions. Ethics and morality have nothing to do with academic accomplishments.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:57:24am

re: #330 Hecuba’s daughter

There appears to be a lot of overlap between southern revisionists, the alt-right, and outright Nazis — or maybe the alt-right is American term for Nazi. This is not new — think of Pat Buchanan who combined the racism native to this country with a fondness for Nazism

I wonder when Ben Shapiro will finally see the light.

His income depends on him not seeing the light.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:58:04am

re: #334 ipsos

Chyron on the teevee says a judge has rejected Moore’s attempt to stop his loss from being certified.

Ha.

Shocker./

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electrotek  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:59:01am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Like the southern revisionists who go from “slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War” to “Slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War!”, we see the alt-right going from “Not everything the Nazis did was evil” to “Nazis are just nice, next-door-neighbor types like you and me!”

They wouldn’t extend such a courtesy to Islamists of course.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 10:59:50am

re: #337 Sir John Barron

Gotta sue somebody else, keep the grifting train going.

I’m sure Moore will make an emergency appeal to the next highest court, and keep getting rejected right up to SCOTUS. After all, he’s playing with other people’s money.

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William Lewis  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:00:07am

re: #316 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and paid vacations and package tours and they weakened the Red Army enough to keep it from invading the rest of Europe, etc…

/

And weakened the west enough to keep Patton from convincing the UN to continue on to Moscow like he wanted to…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:01:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:01:39am

re: #330 Hecuba’s daughter

I wonder when Ben Shapiro will finally see the light.

Like any other cultish religion, alt-right allows its followers to pick and choose and even alter their positions depending on the tactical situation

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JordanRules  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:02:52am

With prejudice!
GTFOH Roy!

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:03:16am

re: #343 Big Beautiful Door

I’m sure Moore will make an emergency appeal to the next highest court, and keep getting rejected right up to SCOTUS. After all, he’s playing with other people’s money.

He’s also doing this to help with the Kris Korbach voter suppression committee. He knows that if the vote were restricted to Caucasians, he would have won in a landslide. The GOP is working diligently on furthering voter suppression nationwide.

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danarchy  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:05:13am

re: #329 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Why are dinosaurs still depicted with no feathers and brown?

Most dinosaurs didn’t have feathers. Especially among sauropods.

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:09:48am

re: #349 danarchy

Most dinosaurs didn’t have feathers. Espetially among sauropods.

Were you there?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:10:12am

re: #339 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe he received the degrees from an online university. They don’t have any standards.

OTOH, many of the deplorables have degrees from serious institutions. Ethics and morality have nothing to do with academic accomplishments.

Perhaps its a good thing I didn’t go to college then.

Conservatives have always claimed they are “bastions of liberal bias.” I suspect even that is projection.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:10:56am

re: #347 JordanRules

With prejudice!
GTFOH Roy!

According to Mediaite, Alabama SoS should have begun the certification process at 2 P.M. EST
Alabama Judge Rejects Roy Moore’s Lawsuit to Stop Doug Jones From Becoming Senator

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:12:02am
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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:13:40am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:14:27am

re: #353 FormerDirtDart

Alabama Senate election math, courtesy of the secretary of state:
Total votes: 1,348,720
Doug Jones: 673,896 (49.97 percent)
Roy Moore: 651,972 (48.34 percent)
Write-in votes: 22,852 (1.69 percent)

I am certain that most of those write-ins were GOP who just could not bring themselves to vote for either Moore or a Democrat. And those votes would have been enough to tip the scales.

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:14:32am

re: #351 Anymouse 🌹

Perhaps its a good thing I didn’t go to college then.
[…]

When people like you go to college, they learn a lot. The colleges, I mean.

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JordanRules  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:14:48am

re: #353 FormerDirtDart

Signed, sealed, delivered!!!

Bring on 2018!!!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:16:01am
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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:16:09am
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JordanRules  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:16:43am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:17:11am

re: #354 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

What’s he gonna do, lose at them?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:17:51am

re: #360 JordanRules

Make no mistake: Even with Roy Moore out of options, his allegations of impropriety and agitation about black voters, along with all the fraud conspiracies fabricated on his behalf, will likely poison the voting rights well long after he’s off the stage

just making the best out of an unfortunate situation

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JordanRules  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:17:53am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:20:45am

re: #354 FormerDirtDart

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Sir John Barron  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:21:46am

re: #354 FormerDirtDart

You mean, if they follow the law they will face electoral consequences? Good to know.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:22:19am

re: #363 JordanRules

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:22:48am

re: #361 Blind Frog Belly White

What’s he gonna do, lose at them?

Tell his cult not to vote?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:23:33am

re: #356 wrenchwench

When people like you go to college, they learn a lot. The colleges, I mean.

Well, I don’t really know about that (about me anyways). Thanks for the compliment however.

If I ever need a job in the future, can I come learn how to fix bicycles? I really don’t see me sitting around an office all day pushing a pencil.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:28:00am
370
Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:31:35am
371
wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:33:36am

re: #368 Anymouse 🌹

Well, I don’t really know about that (about me anyways). Thanks for the compliment however.

If I ever need a job in the future, can I come learn how to fix bicycles? I really don’t see me sitting around an office all day pushing a pencil.

I did teach a guy who needed to be able to fix his own bicycle. He even came back to learn more, when a different part of his bike failed him. But it won’t get you a job. And even if it did get you a job, it won’t pay enough to move to the place that would hire you. But every town needs someone who can fix a bike. They just can’t all afford to pay for it. When I rode across Kansas in 1986, every small town had a retired guy who fixed bikes in his garage for those who could find him.

There are plenty of videos on YouTube to get you started. Then trial-and-error will teach you the rest. That’s best practiced on someone else’s bike. Buy a few tools, and you’ll be set. Then get a job so you can eat.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:34:56am

re: #370 Joe Bacon 🌹

Mr. Dershowitz might consider that people don’t necessarily want to have over for dinner or whatnot folks who enthusiastically endorse stripping their rights or whatnot.

Is there ever an end to conservative whining? Holy crap, we had to put up with it for eight years of President Obama, do we have to put up with it now they won as well?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:35:10am

re: #369 FormerDirtDart

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:38:21am

re: #372 Anymouse 🌹

Mr. Dershowitz might consider that people don’t necessarily want to have over for dinner or whatnot folks who enthusiastically endorse stripping their rights or whatnot.

Is there ever an end to conservative whining? Holy crap, we had to put up with it for eight years of President Obama, do we have to put up with it now they won as well?

a fellow who would have little or no no trouble with public restaurants turning away clientele for reasons of race

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:38:51am
376
FormerDirtDart  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:39:06am
377
Archangelus  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:52:03am
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Decatur Deb  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:55:11am

re: #377 Archangelus

O frabjous day!

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:57:12am

From Al-Arabiya (with video):
english.alarabiya.net

Nikki Haley was prank called by two Russian comedians, thanking her (posing as Poles) for the Jerusalem vote in the UN. She thanks the “Poles” in the video, saying the US would never forget Poland standing with the USA on the vote.

In actuality, Poland abstained from the vote, it did not vote with the USA.

Kakistocracy doesn’t begin to describe our government… .

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 11:57:46am

re: #363 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

There are some things that, once you learn them about someone, you can’t ever view them the same again. Things like racism; Islamophobia; spousal abuse; liking pineapple on pizza.

Support for Trump is like that. Once you know it about someone, it tells you that person, at a pretty deep level, is Not Okay.

381
Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:00:32pm

re: #368 Anymouse 🌹

Well, I don’t really know about that (about me anyways). Thanks for the compliment however.

If I ever need a job in the future, can I come learn how to fix bicycles? I really don’t see me sitting around an office all day pushing a pencil.

That’s not what people do in offices. That’s what CATS do in offices.

382
Stanley Sea  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:01:04pm
383
Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:02:57pm

re: #378 Decatur Deb

O frabjous day!

Calloo! Callay!

384
Grunthos the Flatulent  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:03:21pm

re: #332 allegro

Because giant parrots just aren’t scary enough.

You may think that, but when it says, “WHO’S A PRETTY BOY THEN?” you better have the right answer.

385
Eventual Carrion  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:07:58pm

re: #384 Grunthos the Flatulent

You may think that, but when it says, “WHO’S A PRETTY BOY THEN?” you better have the right answer.

I’d just like it to land and take a huge dump on a confederate statue.

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:08:59pm

re: #329 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Why are dinosaurs still depicted with no feathers and brown?

That wasn’t a sex robot? Sorry.

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allegro  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:09:33pm

re: #384 Grunthos the Flatulent

You may think that, but when it says, “WHO’S A PRETTY BOY THEN?” you better have the right answer.

And when she says “Polly wants a cracker” you’d better have a white guy from Florida.

(Am I going to hell for that?)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:11:28pm

re: #371 wrenchwench

I did teach a guy who needed to be able to fix his own bicycle. He even came back to learn more, when a different part of his bike failed him. But it won’t get you a job. And even if it did get you a job, it won’t pay enough to move to the place that would hire you. But every town needs someone who can fix a bike. They just can’t all afford to pay for it. When I rode across Kansas in 1986, every small town had a retired guy who fixed bikes in his garage for those who could find him.

There are plenty of videos on YouTube to get you started. Then trial-and-error will teach you the rest. That’s best practiced on someone else’s bike. Buy a few tools, and you’ll be set. Then get a job so you can eat.

I started working on my own bike when I lived in a town too small to have its own bike shop. In fact, even Gettysburg was too small to have its own bike shop. You had to go all the way to Hanover for that. I added those silly levers so you can brake from the tops; moved the derailleur levers to the stem, and replaced the shitty sidepull brakes with shitty centerpulls.

The bike still weighed a ton, but I made it MINE!!!

One of my coworkers has spent quite a bit on bikes. He bought at least one Cervelo, then got a Wilier and had it built up with Super Record. But he doesn’t carry the tools to change a tube. If he flats on a ride, he calls home for a ride. I try not to sneer when he tells me stuff like that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:11:39pm

re: #330 Hecuba’s daughter

There appears to be a lot of overlap between southern revisionists, the alt-right, and outright Nazis — or maybe the alt-right is American term for Nazi. This is not new — think of Pat Buchanan who combined the racism native to this country with a fondness for Nazism

I wonder when Ben Shapiro will finally see the light.

If being “The Most Abused Jew on Twitter” didn’t wake him, he is dead forever.

390
Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:12:07pm
391
darthstar  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:14:28pm

re: #390 Joe Bacon 🌹

If I ever hacked someone’s sex robot I’d just add a litany of phrases that expressed disappointment and dissatisfaction…so it felt more human for them.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:14:55pm

re: #339 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe he received the degrees from an online university. They don’t have any standards.

Maybe, but his discussions suggest he barely made it out of HS. An online diploma mill has higher standards than his writing. Ok, maybe not, but

His “mathematical” ananlysis looks (I just eyeballed the numbers) to be a simple linear (y=my+b) transformation where he assumes that 100% of tr*mp or Clinton voters with vote for Moore or Jones. And then calculates what the total number of votes should be and says that number doesn’t equal the number of votes that occurred. So it’s wrong.

To say it is a moronic analysis would be charitable. He also asserts that all elections are fraudulent. With the same level of rigor.

393
Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:16:16pm

re: #367 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Tell his cult not to vote?

The nation in miniature. Establishment Republicans nationally face consequences from Trump’s base if they don’t back him. And they face consequences if they do from everyone else. Poor babies, they brought it on themselves.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:17:55pm

re: #391 darthstar

If I ever hacked someone’s sex robot I’d just add a litany of phrases that expressed disappointment and dissatisfaction…so it felt more human for them.

“That’s okay. We can just cuddle.”

“Lots of men have this problem. Why, just the other day…”

and the ever popular, “Is it in yet?”

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:19:22pm

re: #394 Blind Frog Belly White

“That’s okay. We can just cuddle.”

“Lots of men have this problem. Why, just the other day…”

and the ever popular, “Is it in yet?”

It also has a vocabulary of over 80,000 names it can call out at random during intercourse.

396
Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:19:26pm

re: #393 Big Beautiful Door

The nation in miniature. Establishment Republicans nationally face consequences from Trump’s base if they don’t back him. And they face consequences if they do from everyone else. Poor babies, they brought it on themselves.

“So, how’s that tiger riding these days?”

397
goddamnedfrank  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:21:07pm

JFC

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:21:12pm

re: #391 darthstar

If I ever hacked someone’s sex robot I’d just add a litany of phrases that expressed disappointment and dissatisfaction…so it felt more human for them.

“Ow! No, not there. Are you finished yet?”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:23:16pm

re: #398 Big Beautiful Door

“Ow! No, not there. Are you finished yet?”

“Was that it?’

400
Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:27:58pm

“Greg, honey - is it supposed to be this soft?”

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:28:20pm

Good family news …

r3PbzA6dzYEYgFhDhkNYzRS3aAj8842Jek+V1XYbwPdNO5SEMakxOxqLDHWZWaW2DaxU42ZV74Rd54yXSgf6QJhRFKOXuhoXfIFvKjKHFpvku/D1RsHvDXuf2zFNP8J/m7ZZCeZsmQ3tUzmmMK56Jc2gSvRI7Pu55D2AaKjNvpwe9wh88SJt0kpogk8IboUBWitVHIkT7Ve5Aruqu6lUFCY7oqHZEJrIhPygTyyy0S13aUGjlglan9qwdwGgt6dM4F8356AyEtjuVKOi45y7QG4cHYEqnIXpaVOEryUijjhMn8kX/N5RbR/xXmEYmE6/erW1NkWWlgGw754q4GjDZTafQRP7FILvDS2NC0BfrswszHzzO8L/5BPGVMj/Vl2EGAPlBoyw9XH/fvC+hc2+9WhVr9stqDeSIIjYCc7vRIJsmtFejBDnX/KwjeynYoU6rAxkgt6RMUZRKOF4myvFWw==

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:31:06pm

re: #401 Anymouse 🌹

Good family news …

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TedStriker  Dec 28, 2017 • 12:56:51pm

re: #400 Blind Frog Belly White

“Greg, honey - is it supposed to be this soft?”

Nice Animal House reference…

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dangerman  Dec 28, 2017 • 1:01:33pm

re: #204 FormerDirtDart

Your future sex robot could be hacked and programmed to murder you

I think I’m (probably) safe
My once current future and always sex robot is analog

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dangerman  Dec 28, 2017 • 1:07:08pm

re: #209 Big Beautiful Door

The GOP effort to hurt high tax states can be circumvented by converting state income taxes into payroll taxes, which can have the added benefits of making tax filing simpler and give middle income workers a tax cut!.

The first of many unanticipated yet totally predictable consequences

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dangerman  Dec 28, 2017 • 1:09:39pm

re: #220 Barefoot Grin

Movie pitch: “His wife hates him and his sex robot wants to kill him—Tommy Johnson thought his life couldn’t get worse….”

It was on a dark and stormy night….

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gocart mozart  Dec 28, 2017 • 2:21:34pm

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