Acoustic Maestro Michael Kobrin: “Into the Sky”

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Composition & Performance: Michael Kobrin
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Filming (Drone) : Rotem Almoz
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Styling & makeup: Neta Lee

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440 comments

1
The Major  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:53:36pm

So, Sheriff David Clarke threatens violence against CNN by punching them in the nose…

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2017 • 9:53:38pm

Heavenly.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:06:34pm

Downer

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:08:01pm

re: #3 Stanley Sea

Downer

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I think she’s being optimistic. Even if Obama were president, I think there’s nothing the US can do to help things there. All we can do is hurt them.

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:08:17pm

re: #3 Stanley Sea

Downer

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I felt that way in 2009, and I trusted the Obama administration to be thoughtful and long-sighted about it. Now? Nope.

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:08:48pm

Happy New Year’s Eve from South Austin!

And boy is it gonna get cold here tomorrow. Upper 20’s and down to 23 by Monday AM.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:12:08pm

re: #6 austin_blue

It’s fuckin’ colder in Texas than it is west of the continental divide in Colorado. It was over 50° F at the ski area today.

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:13:11pm

Our windchill is -13 right now, and I can feel it through the walls! We’re supposed to be -10 real temp tomorrow night. I’m sorry for those who have to be out!

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stpaulbear  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:13:18pm

re: #3 Stanley Sea

She’s being optimistic. Washington (the current Shallow State) will probably do something to make it worse.

edit: I’ve been too slow with everything this evening…

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:13:56pm

re: #8 retired cynic

That’s an hour north of St. Louis. Shudder.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:16:22pm

Current temperature at casa del teleskiguy, 37° F.

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retired cynic  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:16:46pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

Current temperature at casa del teleskiguy, 37°F.

This is not normal.

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stpaulbear  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:18:17pm

Weather Underground says it’s currently 7 below in St. Paul. That’s warmer than I was expecting it to be.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:19:08pm

re: #12 retired cynic

This is not normal.

You’re telling me. This is most likely the driest warmest start to winter I’ve ever seen.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:19:19pm

re: #6 austin_blue

I have been off since the 16th of December. I start back to work on Tuesday. I have a 10 inch telescope that I was hoping to pull out during my work break to look at a few things - Orion’s nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy. It has been cloudy the entire time I’ve been off up here near Dallas. It will clear up after I go back to work.

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:29:33pm

re: #15 Belafon

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I have been off since the 16th of December. I start back to work on Tuesday. I have a 10 inch telescope that I was hoping to pull out during my work break to look at a few things - Orion’s nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy. It has been cloudy the entire time I’ve been off up here near Dallas. It will clear up after I go back to work.

43 here right now. 400’ ceiling with fog and mist. Wind chill 39. Freezing drizzle after midnight tomorrow.

Oh, joy.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:35:46pm

53 and very comfy in the shadow of South Mountain in Phoenix right now.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:38:01pm
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Belafon  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:43:43pm

re: #18 JordanRules

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I’m curious what the BAC levels on the chart are.

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:44:00pm

re: #18 JordanRules

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Funny…I just stopped at an Exxon to get some smokes on the way home; at the counter was a display of small tube-shaped “self-Breathalyzers” for $3.95 a piece.

We are in the future.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:44:58pm

It’s been too long! @NeilHamburger is doing Taco Bell tweets again!

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:46:11pm

re: #20 TedStriker

Right! I see keychain sized ones now all the time.

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:49:00pm

re: #20 TedStriker

Funny…I just stopped at an Exxon to get some smokes on the way home; at the counter was a display of small tube-shaped “self-Breathalyzers” for $3.95 a piece.

We are in the future.

Are those one-time tubes?

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:49:29pm

Oh Canada……

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:49:46pm

re: #23 austin_blue

Are those one-time tubes?

At $3.95 a piece, probably, but I’ve never used one of them.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:52:28pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

It’s a veritable fire hose of Taco Bell tweets tonight! This one cracked me the fuck up.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:55:35pm

Hi, y’all.

It’s that weird part of the year here where the east part of the state is in the future (2018) while those of us in the west part are left behind (2017).

My New Year’s Resolution this year is the same as it is every year since 2012. Don’t write the previous year on cheques.

So far I have been successful with that resolution every year (I try to keep those resolutions simple).

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:56:11pm

re: #26 teleskiguy

It’s a veritable fire hose of Taco Bell tweets tonight! This one cracked me the fuck up.

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this one made me laugh:

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 10:59:05pm

re: #25 TedStriker

At $3.95 a piece, probably, but I’ve never used one of them.

You can always get one of these:

draeger.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:00:07pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

Current temperature at casa del teleskiguy, 37° F.

Current temperature at Chez Tumbleweed, 2°F. Tonight’s low, -8°F. Tomorrow a blistering high of +3°F, then plunging to -17°F.

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:01:43pm

This sack of shit:

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:04:09pm

Brrr …
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8. Wind chill values between -10 and -20. North wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Wind chill values between -15 and -25. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -15. Wind chill values between -20 and -30. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
New Year’s Day
Partly sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values between -20 and -30. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -10. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 31.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10.
forecast.weather.gov

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:04:55pm

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹

Current temperature at Chez Tumbleweed, 2°F. Tonight’s low, -8°F. Tomorrow a blistering high of +3°F, then plunging to -17°F.

This is why, after my sentence…er…assignment to KI Siberia AFB in Marquette, MI (I was a Yuper!) I vowed…never again.

Moved back to New Orleans in ‘84 and then Austin in ‘89. Winter is fun to visit, but you don’t want to live there.

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Cheechako  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:07:03pm

I’m glad everyone’s keeping up with SE Alaska where it’s currently 7 and clear.

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:07:59pm

re: #34 Cheechako

I’m glad everyone’s keeping up with SE Alaska where it’s currently 7 and clear.

You in Juneau?

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Cheechako  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:08:27pm

re: #35 austin_blue

Yes

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:11:00pm

Instagram

Nice shot @slicecinematics
Huge fan of @sturgillsimpsonofficial
Was lucky enough to see him at @chspourhouse with my wife years back. He is the real deal. #respect

Turtles All the Way Down

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:14:10pm

re: #36 Cheechako

Yes

Well, bless your heart. I just couldn’t do it. Cabin fever in a little box with a bow on it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:20:42pm

re: #34 Cheechako

I’m glad everyone’s keeping up with SE Alaska where it’s currently 7 and clear.

See? There’s no global warming! It’s colder in the Nebraska Panhandle than it is in Alaska!!!1!!2!£111!

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:22:52pm

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹

See? There’s no global warming! It’s colder in the Nebraska Panhandle than it is in Alaska!!!1!!2!£111!

There’s a job waiting for you in the White House Press Office! Go, ‘Mouse, go!

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:23:28pm

re: #34 Cheechako

We were going to drive to Yukon and Alaska last summer, but our cat’s medical treatments ate up all our money for that. We’re going to try again next year.

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Cheechako  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:25:10pm

Hey this “Little Town/Borough” of 3,254 square miles has over 30,000 residents.

We’re so modern our Star Wars showing started the same night as the ROS (Rest of the States)….in 3D!!!

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:29:18pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹

We were going to drive to Yukon and Alaska last summer, but our cat’s medical treatments ate up all our money for that. We’re going to try again next year.

North To Alaska ~ LIVE ~ Johnny Horton

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:29:57pm

re: #42 Cheechako

Hey this “Little Town/Borough” of 3,254 square miles has over 30,000 residents.

We’re so modern our Star Wars showing started the same night as the ROS (Rest of the States)….in 3D!!!

Does your theater have reclining bucket seats?

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Cheechako  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:29:58pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹

We were going to drive to Yukon and Alaska last summer, but our cat’s medical treatments ate up all our money for that. We’re going to try again next year.

I hope you can make it up here next summer. You’re really going to enjoy the trip.

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Cheechako  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:32:23pm

re: #44 Belafon

Two of our seven theaters do…with super duper Dolby sound!!!

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electrotek  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:35:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:37:32pm

Pizzagate hasn’t died, they’re just adding ad hoc explanations to it, including secret courts and convictions, and that LAX flight that was turned around a couple days ago.

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:38:26pm

re: #42 Cheechako

Hey this “Little Town/Borough” of 3,254 square miles has over 30,000 residents.

We’re so modern our Star Wars showing started the same night as the ROS (Rest of the States)….in 3D!!!

10 people/square mile is an impressive population density for a state capitol!

I’ve been to Juneau and Fairbanks but not, oddly, to Anchorage (well I refueled there once- never got out of the airport). Oh and to Shemya. Don’t get me started on Shemya. Shemya is where you end up if the gods and goddesses of all the world’s religions really want to cap your ass.

I liked Juneau. Hated Fairbanks.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:42:49pm

re: #42 Cheechako

Hey this “Little Town/Borough” of 3,254 square miles has over 30,000 residents.

We’re so modern our Star Wars showing started the same night as the ROS (Rest of the States)….in 3D!!!

Wow, your borough has a higher population and density than my county. Maybe we need to move to the big city. /s

1,430 sq mi (3,704 km2), population 5,042, density 3.5/sq mi (1.4/km2)

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:47:14pm

re: #47 electrotek

What’s interesting there is that a split seems to be developing - if protesters are welcoming the security services into their midst something may be cooking under the surface in Iran.

If the Iranian government loses control of the security services, they’re in deep trouble.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:49:28pm

This actually kinda works since he seems to work for them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:52:50pm

Seth Abramson tries to connect some dots with the Australia revelations from prior New York Times articles.

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gocart mozart  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:53:49pm

re: #48 Anymouse 🌹

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are pushing back against a pizza gate psycho who accused them of sex trafficking their own child. Watch a defamation lawsuit be created live on Twitter. Psycho has 50,000 followers and won’t apologize. This is so 2017.

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JordanRules  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:54:55pm

re: #54 gocart mozart

I’ve been reporting the assholes and think they should definitely sue regardless!

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austin_blue  Dec 30, 2017 • 11:57:43pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

Seth Abramson tries to connect some dots with the Australia revelations from prior New York Times articles.

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Drip, drip, drip. Expect a rage tweet tomorrow. Mueller’s gotta be laughing his ass off. Someone had to leak this to the Times.

I’m off for the rack. Night all. Be well.

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gocart mozart  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:01:10am

re: #55 JordanRules

They should sue and I think they will. They will win. Hitch had a blue check mark, some type of author, with 50,000 followers. Twitter pulled the check mark already.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:03:34am

re: #55 JordanRules

I’ve been reporting the assholes and think they should definitely sue regardless!

Ms. Teigan should be doing more than suing the jerks on Twitter. Twitter is providing them a platform to spread slander (and possibly putting her at risk). She has enough money that if Twitter won’t enforce its terms of service and kick the dips off, in my opinion she should sue Twitter directly.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:10:44am

Milo Yiannopoulos to open Hungary government conference (goes to Raw Story)

Serial provocateur and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos is due to open a conference next month organised by the Hungarian government that also features a prominent German right-wing activist.

Budapest describes the three-day event called “The Future of Europe” beginning January 23, as an “opportunity to analyse the full array of political and cultural processes”.

(more)

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:11:24am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:42:26am
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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:43:30am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:50:27am

Oooh, we can make money in our village on this. Of course, our raw water, while untreated, is filtered to remove natural elements in the water like uranium and arsenic.

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:00:38am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:01:07am

Eek. The National Weather Service just revised out temperatures downward for the next few days.

Brrr. Currently -4F here. Tomorrow night -15F.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:07:15am

re: #64 electrotek

On Robert Spencer’s argument that the Qur’an incites people to violence, so does the Bible. Wingnuts never seem to mention that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:09:34am

This is something enraging my wife (she used to keep bees):

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:24:32am

Ya’ll making me cold reading your temps. I’ll not be a jerkalope and post the weather in HI tomorrow.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:25:23am

Oh thread… Please!

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:26:18am

I’ve kept my story secret for the last 25 years — I didn’t want to take this to my grave

In his first interview ever, a retired Texas United Parcel Service driver reveals to “48 Hours” that he unwittingly delivered large boxes of military-grade guns and ammunition to Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh in the months and weeks before the siege in Waco, Texas, that would capture the attention of the world in 1993. Now, as the 25th anniversary of the standoff nears, Peter Van Sant and “48 Hours” investigate the cult and what led to a deadly 51-day siege.

(more, with text transcript at CBS)

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:45:02am
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DodgerFan1988  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:54:32am

Of course it wasn’t an Alt-Right gang sign.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:55:47am

So the guy involved in the Wichita “swatting” resulting in the death of someone not involved at the hands of the police has always been the southbound end of a northbound mule:

Two years ago, Tyler Barriss called in multiple bomb threats to the Glendale offices of KABC-TV Channel 7, prompting a mass evacuation.

Barriss was charged and eventually convicted in connection with the hoax, one of several high-profile incidents at the time that focused attention on the act of crank-calling known as “swatting.”

Now, Barriss, 25, is accused of a much more serious hoax. He was arrested in South Los Angeles on Friday for his suspected role in a deadly prank in Kansas, police said.

Barriss allegedly made a hoax call that resulted in the police shooting of Andrew Finch, according to police and family members of the victim. Finch, 28, was killed after officers descended outside his Wichita house after getting a 911 call about a shooting at the residence on Thursday night.

(more)

beta.latimes.com

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:04:13am
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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:15:09am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:26:08am

Bitcoin continuing to crash (last week was at $19,200, now at $12,600).
ccn.com (real time trading prices in dollars, euro, yen)

I’m still getting E-mail saying it will top $1,000,000. I can’t figure out how I got on Bitcoin lists.

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freetoken  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:40:43am

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

Seth Abramson tries to connect some dots with the Australia revelations from prior New York Times articles.

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So I read through Seth’s twitter-ing and the only thing that struck me was that any idea that takes more than 144 characters is going to go over the head of Trumpers. They will never buy that Trump, if not an outright traitor, is a dupe and puppet of the Kremlin.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 3:02:28am

“Cup O’Colludles”
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freetoken  Dec 31, 2017 • 4:07:18am

Browsing Youtube, I come across the strangest things about culture, from which I am not far secluded.

Here, for example, is a very beautiful young woman (who apparently is just getting into social media) showing her makeup technique:

NEW YEAR’S EVE MAKEUP LOOK🌟 || XUDAILY

What struck me as odd is she (at around 1:02 in the video) goes with age rewind eye concealer, as if she already doesn’t look young enough.

Youth-obsession is ubiquitous.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 4:17:30am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2017 • 4:26:04am

So, just had a chance to attend a critic’s screening of I, Tonya (a student of mine is a local film critic) and I gotta say, it’s really good. Margot Robbie creates a sympathetic portrait of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, Sebastian Stan did a great job as her ex-husband, Paul Hauser was fantastic as the delusional Shawn Eckhardt (Tonya’s bodyguard) and Allison Janney damn near steals the show as Tonya’s acerbic - and abusive - mother. The film also has a solid soundtrack and a bit of fourth-wall breaking.

I recommend this one, especially if you happen to remember the whole Harding/Kerrigan scandal during the 1994 Winter Olympics.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 4:31:08am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 4:40:27am

washingtonpost.com

The Post explains why Mike Pence using an E-mail server while governor of Indiana is so much better than Hillary Clinton doing that as Secretary of State (despite Pence’s AOL account being hacked and Hillary Clinton’s server not being attacked).

The national media isn’t going to stop trying to normalise this stuff, are they?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 4:47:00am

New Year’s Day in Sydney in about fifteen minutes. Happy New Year from the past.

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jeffreyw  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:01:50am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:16:12am

re: #13 stpaulbear

Weather Underground says it’s currently 7 below in St. Paul. That’s warmer than I was expecting it to be.

You Know You’re Old When….someone mentions the temperature forecast and your politics warning light flickers.

‘Morning, all.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:17:20am

re: #85 jeffreyw

Nice “diner” vibe.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:19:12am

-2F here, with more time before sunup. Sometime this morning I am going to have to go out in the snowfield and hunt for my car, dig it out, and go to the county seat for groceries and such. Yay.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:27:10am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

-2F here, with more time before sunup. Sometime this morning I am going to have to go out in the snowfield and hunt for my car, dig it out, and go to the county seat for groceries and such. Yay.

-18F here and my truck hasn’t started in about a week… I’ll be walking the 1 1/2 or so home from work tonight at 10 PM. It should be about -10F IIRC, unknown windchill.

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I cannot.  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:41:26am

TFW you have a guy from the shift before you who sucks so bad that he counts as a negative employee for staffing levels…

…and you get stuck cleaning up his mess on one of our busiest days of the year…and his “mess” is outside…in this weather.

Rather, its not the feeling…more like the lack of feeling in my extremities…

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jeffreyw  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:43:43am

re: #87 Decatur Deb

Nice “diner” vibe.

“Adam & Eve on a raft! Wreck ‘em!”

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:47:16am

re: #91 jeffreyw

“Adam & Eve on a raft! Wreck ‘em!”

There’s an honest-to-god diner just off Ft. Rucker. It’s not in a railcar, but everything else is right.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2017 • 5:59:32am

Well, I just had a pleasant surprise. Someone donated $30 to my blog. Nice little present for the end of 2017.

OK, carry on.

PS T-120 minutes for the launch of 2018 locally.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:05:56am

Three cats and one dog in the bed cold last night. I am currently baking French bread to go with Knorr’s Spinach dip. I am not sure if I will make dinner, the spinach dip is enough.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:10:33am

Well. crud. The temperature is going the wrong way… down to -24F (-31C) as I wait for my ride to church. Tonight is not going to be fun.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:11:28am

Daughter1 has forwarded from Northern Alabama:

WEATHER WARNING:
Southerners are warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Northerners, you will need your ‘big’ coat.

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mmmirele  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:11:42am

This is depressing. Tyler Haire stabbed a woman at 16. He spend 3 years in jail waiting for a bed to open up at Mississippi’s only mental health assessment facility for prisoners. Despite his long, long history of mental health issues (dating back to preschool), he was found sane and able to stand trial. He took a plea deal that it’s apparent he doesn’t understand. Tyler Haire might be back out on the streets in late 2018. Oh yeah, and he’s getting no mental health treatment in Mississippi’s prison system.

features.propublica.org

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:14:56am

Well, that one weird trick right now:

Today only, every adult was born in the XX Century while every minor in the XXI. (I’m not sure if any adults are still alive born in the XIX Century.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:17:03am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹

Well, strictly, 2000 is in the XX Century, so that is better stated as everyone who is a minor was born in the 2000’s while every adult was born in the 1900’s (and a few in the 1800’s).

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:17:37am

re: #95 William Lewis

Time to light the sterno can under the oil pan.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:18:08am

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹

Well, strictly, 2000 is in the XX Century, so that is better stated as everyone who is a minor was born in the 2000’s while every adult was born in the 1900’s (and a few in the 1800’s).

Ah. The old “did we start with year 0 or year 1” argument.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:18:18am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹

Well, that one weird trick right now:

Today only, every adult was born in the XX Century while every minor in the XXI. (I’m not sure if any adults are still alive born in the XIX Century.)

Google says a 117 year old Jamaican woman is the oldest currently alive so, the first statement would be true.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:19:03am

re: #100 Shropshire Slasher

Time to light the sterno can under the oil pan.

That’s a thought… my luck the fuel line would have a tiny leak that dripped right on it…

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:20:41am

San Juan’s mayor trolling the Press Secretary:

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:21:41am

re: #101 Eventual Carrion

Ah. The old “did we start with year 0 or year 1” argument.

And is 4BC better stated as Year -4?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:26:28am

re: #96 Decatur Deb

Yes it is going to be cold.
forecast.weather.gov

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:26:38am

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹

And is 4BC better stated as Year -4?

DateTime Bc4 = beginningOfCalendarDate.AddYears(-4);

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:29:25am

Thread from Twitter, behind the privacy bar because I don’t want to drag in a bunch of wingnuts from there to here. Respectable Lawyer weighs in on an apparent development of the Pepe meme … (a long thread)

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:30:35am

re: #106 PhillyPretzel

Yes it is going to be cold.
forecast.weather.gov

I’m probably going to have to deploy a fresh plastic cover over the garden hoop house, and wrap and heat the lemon tree for the next few days. That’s trivial, but we didn’t go through Alabama August to get this shit.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:33:55am

re: #109 Decatur Deb

And the Mummers are going to strut in spite of the temperatures/wind chills.
whyy.org

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:36:07am

re: #106 PhillyPretzel

Yes it is going to be cold.
forecast.weather.gov

Way warmer than here, but still plenty cold.

We’ve broken zero F going up now, but it’s snowing again.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:36:42am

Morning Lizardim from the bitterly cold wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this -15 degrees F (-26 degrees C), clear and sunny morning?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:37:59am

re: #112 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Please read comment #106.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:38:21am

re: #110 PhillyPretzel

And the Mummers are going to strut in spite of the temperatures/wind chills.
whyy.org

Nice Jaguar Priest rig. Wind looks like a bigger threat to the head-dresses.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:38:35am

re: #111 Anymouse 🌹

I was mistaken. I can’t read without my glasses. It’s -8.
forecast.weather.gov

Going down to -16 tonight. Brr.

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I cannot.  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:39:59am
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:41:03am

re: #114 Decatur Deb

The wind is a big threat to some of the Handsome Trim costumes. And some of those back pieces are taller than those carrying them.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:42:27am

re: #117 PhillyPretzel

The wind is a big threat to some of the Handsome Trim costumes. And some of those back pieces are taller than those carrying them.

Probably why we never did that in Pittsburgh—high voltage trolley wires.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:43:16am

jeebus

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:43:19am

re: #64 electrotek

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Even when I read quotes from Spencer, I hear them in that ridiculous, pretentious accent he uses.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:43:33am

re: #113 PhillyPretzel

Please read comment #106.

I’ll trade you.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:47:26am

New Year’s Day parade Philly style:
mummersmuseum.com

Some information for those who are curious about the Mummers.

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:49:59am

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

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Man’s insane

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:50:53am
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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:51:02am

re: #123 dangerman

Man’s insane

Not if we let it work.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:51:05am

The Tampa Bay Times regales us with a cornucopia of “Florida Man” stories to round out the year… .
Florida 2017: Emotional support squirrels, a lawyer’s flaming pants and other weird news (more)

Florida crime, as always, offered a bonanza of bonkers behavior. There was the Pinellas Park man who Googled “how to rob a bank” and then robbed a bank. (Apparently he forgot to Google “how to get away with it.”)

A woman in a bikini contest in Stuart was busted for bashing a competitor in the head with her high-heeled shoe (neither won Miss Congeniality).

A Merritt Island man trashed an ATM because, he said, it gave him too much cash.

When a SWAT team raided a home in the retirement mega-community of The Villages, police found more than just the meth lab they’d expected. They also discovered it was a chop shop for stolen golf carts.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:52:19am

re: #1 The Major

So will Twitter kick him off for making a violent threat? I hope Clarke is being reported for this as it must be in violation of Twitter’s user terms.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:55:32am

re: #127 Patricia Kayden

So will Twitter kick him off for making a violent threat? I hope Clarke is being reported for this as it must be in violation of Twitter’s user terms.

No:

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:56:21am

re: #79 freetoken

Browsing Youtube, I come across the strangest things about culture, from which I am not far secluded.

Here, for example, is a very beautiful young woman (who apparently is just getting into social media) showing her makeup technique:

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What struck me as odd is she (at around 1:02 in the video) goes with age rewind eye concealer, as if she already doesn’t look young enough.

Youth-obsession is ubiquitous.

This is one of my wife’s favorite videos. A savage parody of Youtube makeup videos.

Contouring 101

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 6:58:46am

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gahhh. Twitter is bullshit.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:04:40am

re: #129 makeitstop

I have been watching the wrong “how to” videos! For whatever reason, I love watching this guy rebuild transmissions. It’s like watching medical documentaries, every single symptom he talks about, I think I have it.

P0706 Diagnosis and Repair

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:05:30am

re: #130 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Gahhh. Twitter is bullshit.

Clarke makes Twitter money. That is all libertarian dudebros at Twitter care about (along with their Russian investors).

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:06:28am

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹

Clarke makes Twitter money. That is all libertarian dudebros at Twitter care about (along with their Russian investors).

I mean, I get that, but that’s also why I won’t use Twitter ever. I understand that it’s a valuable social media platform, but it isn’t so valuable that I’ll sell my soul to Ayn Rand in order to use it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:06:32am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:07:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:09:18am

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

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…in the area of County Line Rd between Colorado Blvd and University Blvd.

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Targetpractice  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:09:57am

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“That’s just like a blue state, to make people cower in fear! In a red state, they’d call on all the armed men to come out and kill the ‘bad guy’!!!”

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:12:30am

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

OMG this is awful.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:13:19am

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Which you had nothing to do with. Sorry Dumbald. The economy doesn’t go from being what you called it to being how you describe it now. Your policies have had no major impact on the economy yet.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:13:51am

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

No:

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Disgraceful.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:15:25am

Multiple officers shot, suspect at large, bomb squad, SWAT on scene in Douglas County
More than one officer shot.

Deputies were responding to a disturbance call when shots were fired from the home near Colorado Boulevard shortly before 6 a.m., Lekander said.

“We have SWAT out there setting up and preparing to go in right now,” Lekander said at about 7:15 a.m.

Video broadcast by Denver 7 shows an Arapahoe County Sheriff Bomb Squad truck at the scene.

In a Code Red the Sheriff’s office told residents to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls.

An investigation is in progress and most of County Line Road is closed down from Colorado Boulevard to University Boulevard. C-470 is closed from Quebec Street to University Boulevard.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:17:02am

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jesus fuck. What a way to ring in the new year.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:23:17am

re: #142 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Jesus fuck. What a way to ring in the new year.

My wife says that is an upscale part of Denver. It is the southwestern portion of the metro area.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:27:01am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:27:32am

Waiting for the wingnuts to come out with the ZOMG BLUE LIVES MATTER bullshit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:27:43am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:29:59am

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hmmm……hard to tell these days, with armed wackos running around everywhere, but my first instinct is sovereign citizen types.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:30:53am

re: #147 Dr Lizardo

Hmmm……hard to tell these days, with armed wackos running around everywhere, but my first instinct is sovereign citizen types.

I’m going to go with the 48-hour rule here. I have a hard time with my brain wanting to speculate wildly, and I need to be more disciplined about that in the new year.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:32:00am

re: #148 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m going to go with the 48-hour rule here. I have a hard time with my brain wanting to speculate wildly, and I need to be more disciplined about that in the new year.

I agree. Sovereign citizens were just the first thing that popped into mind.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:33:09am

re: #149 Dr Lizardo

I agree. Sovereign citizens were just the first thing that popped into mind.

In Colorado, that’s probably not a bad guess, but we will see what comes out. The first clue will be what Faux News says; if they downplay it, then you can be sure it’s a white guy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:33:19am

heh

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:33:28am

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:34:27am

I expect Trump to announce during infrastructure talks that he’s ordering repairs to rail tunnels, because Obama wouldn’t do it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:37:44am

JFC…

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Mike Lamb  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:39:51am

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is about 10 miles from me…

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JordanRules  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:40:13am

khou.com

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:40:16am

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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$10 he stuffs a rolled up sock in his pants every morning and smiles proudly at the resulting bulge

He is the poster child (I mean literally look at him) of somebody compensating for a lot of somethings

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Mike Lamb  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:40:31am

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC…

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Wherein the GOP doesn’t believe anyone deserves benefits…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:40:38am

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

From each according to his ability, to each according to how white he is.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:41:37am

re: #155 Mike Lamb

This is about 10 miles from me…

Stay safe …

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sagehen  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:44:55am

re: #94 Shropshire Slasher

Three cats and one dog in the bed cold last night. I am currently baking French bread to go with Knorr’s Spinach dip. I am not sure if I will make dinner, the spinach dip is enough.

So not quite a three dog night?

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sauceruney  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:45:35am

We’ve come full circle from an articulate president who “cannot tell a lie”, to one who’s so delusional, he wouldn’t know the truth if it whacked him with a hatchet.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:45:40am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:48:21am
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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:53:48am

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CleverToad  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:54:36am

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

Multiple officers shot, suspect at large, bomb squad, SWAT on scene in Douglas County
More than one officer shot.

Just under 4 miles from me.
First I’ve heard of it, but I don’t have the TV on.
Southeastern metro area, not upscale but solid middle to upper. Don’t know what those particular apartments run per month, but the area as a whole tends white and more inclined to be Republican, though we did tip Arapahoe County blue for Obama’s elections. Haven’t heard any explosions this morning as opposed to last night when the idiot neighbors were blowing off loud fireworks.

Closing County Line Road is an inconvenience for traffic, but not critical on a Sunday morning. Closing the C470 loop is a bigger matter, but that whole stretch is under major construction anyway. I hope they cleared out all the work crews when they closed that stretch — the apartment complex backs right onto the highway.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:55:37am

The IV shortage is getting worse (thanks to the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the government’s failure to respond adequately).

The FDA notes the problem on its Website.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:57:06am

re: #164 Anymouse 🌹

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Party and ideology above all else.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:57:23am

re: #165 makeitstop

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 7:57:32am

re: #165 makeitstop

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:00:49am

Happy New Year, y’all!

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:01:36am

re: #171 wheat-dogg

A Happy New Year to you too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:01:57am

re: #165 makeitstop

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:04:42am
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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:06:06am

Had a disheartening conversation at lunch the other day with a friend who is in Trump’s targeted group: WWC and middle class. He detests Trump and voted for Hillary but said that Republicans are only for the rich, Democrats are only for the poor, especially minorities, and no one represents his economic class. His view is that most people vote their pocket books and do not care about the other issues, although he agrees that racists and Nazis abound among Trump supporters. Others voted Trump because they mistakenly thought he could address their economic angst. He felt Hillary ran a terrible campaign by failing to go to the key states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, all of which he thought were Democratic states, even though they are run by Republicans and he doesn’t see that the Democrats have a star candidate who can compete against Trump in 2020.

One issue that especially irritates him is the excessive cost of higher education: the poor get scholarships and the rich can buy their way into anything. But there is nothing to help people like him fund their children’s education.

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CleverToad  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:07:59am

re: #165 makeitstop

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:14:03am

The church bell just rang across the street: That’s my cue to go to bed … I have to go to town later so I need some sleep. Catch y’all later.

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harlequinade  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:15:35am

re: #129 makeitstop

I LOVE Sailor-J. Contouring was the first thing I saw, and hit that subscribe button so hard, my mouse still cowers when I go near it

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:23:57am
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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:25:50am

re: #171 wheat-dogg

Happy New Year, y’all!

To you too! You kinda get two New Years there.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:26:21am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:30:55am

#127 Patricia Kayden

So will Twitter kick him off for making a violent threat? I hope Clarke is being reported for this as it must be in violation of Twitter’s user terms.

Nope. Twitter’s cardinal rule is IOKIYAR. But when Stonekettle tweets a pointed remark he gets suspended from Facebook and Twitter.

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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:30:58am

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC…

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And she’s now running for Corker’s Senate seat. Arggh.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:33:38am

re: #180 Unshaken Defiance

To you too! You kinda get two New Years there.

Yep. Lunar New Year is in February this time.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:35:18am

re: #175 Hecuba’s daughter

Your friend sounds okay to me although I don’t agree with his argument that Democrats favor minorities and are “only for the poor”. That’s pretty darn ridiculous.

As to his concerns about funding his children’s education, that’s a perfectly legitimate point. It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg for a university degree. Presidential Candidate Clinton had a great policy on how to make college education debt free. Perhaps it would help your friend to know that Democrats are moving in the right direction on that issue.
hillaryclinton.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:36:02am
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:37:49am

re: #175 Hecuba’s daughter

Had a disheartening conversation at lunch the other day with a friend who is in Trump’s targeted group: WWC and middle class. He detests Trump and voted for Hillary but said that Republicans are only for the rich, Democrats are only for the poor, especially minorities, and no one represents his economic class. His view is that most people vote their pocket books and do not care about the other issues, although he agrees that racists and Nazis abound among Trump supporters. Others voted Trump because they mistakenly thought he could address their economic angst. He felt Hillary ran a terrible campaign by failing to go to the key states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, all of which he thought were Democratic states, even though they are run by Republicans and he doesn’t see that the Democrats have a star candidate who can compete against Trump in 2020.

One issue that especially irritates him is the excessive cost of higher education: the poor get scholarships and the rich can buy their way into anything. But there is nothing to help people like him fund their children’s education.

Well, if he’d stop thinking he’s different than the lower class, we could fix it. Help Democrats raise taxes on the rich to pay for college. I’m all for the effective rates of the 50s.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:38:23am

re: #186 Joe Bacon 🌹

“We’re not talking about taking away benefits from those who deserve benefits.”

The ever-popular ‘socialism for white people.’

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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:38:46am

re: #181 makeitstop

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And word must have gone out to really promote the hell out of the “Trump Reinvented the Presidency” article by Peter Baker. (Not linking)

So far, I’ve seen tweets from NYT peeps describing Baker as “the great,” “the incomparable,” and “the peerless.”

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:38:56am

For you folks with doggos, here’s something to calm their nerves — and yours — if there be fireworks.

Also, Doctor Who fans will be pleased.

Woofering Heights: a film to help relax dogs stressed by fireworks and loud noises

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:40:58am
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The Major  Dec 31, 2017 • 8:54:34am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:00:14am

re: #192 The Major

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Spencer is such a hypocritical freak.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:00:42am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JFC.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:02:17am

This year stressed me out so much I need to decompress with The Shemp Meditation CD!

blog.wfmu.org

MP3 Audio

MP3 Audio

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CleverToad  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:04:39am

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Streets still closed, still getting every-five-minute coverage on the local news. Suspect ‘believed’ dead. News conference ‘this afternoon.’ Shelter set up at a nearby rec center for anyone who can’t get home till they’ve cleared the scene. It’s going to take awhile to clean this up and get everyone in the complex checked out. Domestic violence and guns — same old story, just another bloody day in America.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:05:08am

Well it has warmed up to 11F. time to bundle up and walk up to my fav watering hole to catch the Pittsburgh/Cleveland game. Kinda a letdown game, but there will be a couple Philly fans there that I can go back and forth with about a possible PA superbowl.

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harlequinade  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:08:18am

As I rush towards 2018, I’m going to wish everyone a happy, and safe, New Year.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:09:45am

re: #198 harlequinade

Thanks. And the same to you. Happy New Year.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:10:45am

re: #197 Eventual Carrion

Well it has warmed up to 11F. time to bundle up and walk up to my fav watering hole to catch the Pittsburgh/Cleveland game. Kinda a letdown game, but there will be a couple Philly fans there that I can go back and forth with about a possible PA superbowl.

Yeah Ben and Bell are sitting. I’m still gonna watch tho. Would like a PA SB but Philly really lost out with Wentz being hurt.

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meteor  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:10:57am

re: #196 CleverToad

I read that over half the murders in this country have their roots in domestic violence.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:16:08am

re: #201 meteor

I read that over half the murders in this country have their roots in domestic violence.

Given that most homicides are done by people who know the victim, doesn’t surprise me.

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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:17:17am

New Years eve fireworks barge blows up in Oz.
news.com.au

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Skip Intro  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:17:47am

This is just about the craziest thread I’ve ever read here. I think I’ll just go back to bed.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:23:33am

re: #203 Shropshire Slasher
Not quite the same

YouTube

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:24:02am

Happy New Year to all Lizards far and wide. All the best for the year ahead.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:26:03am

There had damn well better be a long mandatory prison sentence waiting for Devin Nunes at the end of all this.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:28:08am

re: #207 makeitstop

Amen.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:29:07am

re: #207 makeitstop

There had damn well better be a long mandatory prison sentence waiting for Devin Nunes at the end of all this.

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He’s compromised.

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Old Liberal  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:30:08am

re: #187 Belafon

Well, if he’d stop thinking he’s different than the lower class, we could fix it. Help Democrats raise taxes on the rich to pay for college. I’m all for the effective rates of the 50s.

I agree so much with your point. One of the wedges that the Koch cabal has driven is ensuring that white people think they are different. The same thing that happened in the cities is now happening in the rural areas. Good jobs go away, talented people move away, housing stock deteriorates, school funding declines, hopelessness takes root leading to alcohol abuse, drug abuse and crime. But white people can’t see that “they are coming for me now”. They think it was because of the failing of poor people. In fact, they would rather accuse their neighbors of failing than to question the system. Not talking about the person in the original post, but in general. As long as they can blame people for their own misery, they don’t have to face the hard truth of who is really screwing them.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:31:55am

re: #209 HappyWarrior

He’s compromised.

Yep, heavily. May he rot in prison.

My hate for all of these people who are effectively bringing this country low grows by the day.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:34:22am

re: #205 Aussie Apocalypse

Brings back memories of the 80’s when Santa Monica did their fireworks in the early morning of the 4th…

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:34:39am

re: #103 William Lewis

That’s a thought… my luck the fuel line would have a tiny leak that dripped right on it…

William, did you see my comment the other day about warming the spark plugs and installing half to cut compression to get your truck running?

Just checking. You may have decided to ignore it, too much work.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:39:17am

re: #211 makeitstop

Yep, heavily. May he rot in prison.

My hate for all of these people who are effectively bringing this country low grows by the day.

It’s harder for me to differentiate people from their politics.

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Targetpractice  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:44:01am

re: #207 makeitstop

There had damn well better be a long mandatory prison sentence waiting for Devin Nunes at the end of all this.

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The stage is being set for the House Republicans to come early next year with an “official report” that totally exonerates Trump of the major allegations, followed by a blitz to strip Mueller’s investigation of funding on the grounds that the matter has been “put to rest” and the country needs to “move on.”

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:45:41am

re: #209 HappyWarrior

He’s compromised.

Those actions are beyond compromised, well into treachery against the nation.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:48:08am

re: #215 Targetpractice

The stage is being set for the House Republicans to come early next year with an “official report” that totally exonerates Trump of the major allegations, followed by a blitz to strip Mueller’s investigation of funding on the grounds that the matter has been “put to rest” and the country needs to “move on.”

Time to move on they’ll say while bickering about Clinton.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:48:49am

re: #217 HappyWarrior

Time to move on they’ll say while bickering about Clinton.

And here I thought they’d forgotten about Benghazi.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:52:46am

re: #218 Eclectic Cyborg

And here I thought they’d forgotten about Benghazi.

They’ll never forget Benghazi but they will the action that got LaDavid Johnson Kia.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:56:05am

I fully expect the RepubliKKKlan Party to go for broke next year by cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Next they will maximize voter suppression by passing a National Voter ID bill, eliminating early voting, reducing voting hours and mandating the use of Kobach’s Crosscheck to throw Democrats off the voting rolls.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 9:59:46am

Okay, I can see where this thread’s going.

Happy New Year, everybody. I’m not going to be able to handle much more doom today. Out for a while. Everyone stay warm.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:00:58am

re: #207 makeitstop

Have you seen any reporting about how Nunes’ actions are playing with the voters in his district?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:02:25am

re: #219 HappyWarrior

They’ll never forget Benghazi but they will the action that got LaDavid Johnson Kia.

Nothing to see here! Move along!

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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:06:31am

Penny for your thoughts?

Pineapple on the Side
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:06:39am

re: #220 Joe Bacon 🌹

I fully expect the RepubliKKKlan Party to go for broke next year by cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Next they will maximize voter suppression by passing a National Voter ID bill, eliminating early voting, reducing voting hours and mandating the use of Kobach’s Crosscheck to throw Democrats off the voting rolls.

And all we need to block all of that is two votes in the Senate.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:13:48am

re: #224 Dave In Austin

Penny for your thoughts?

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What… the fuck.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:16:41am

re: #213 ObserverArt

William, did you see my comment the other day about warming the spark plugs and installing half to cut compression to get your truck running?

Just checking. You may have decided to ignore it, too much work.

Did not see it. I’d try it if I had a garage to work in as it’s still -14F at 12:30 PM. When it warms up, I’ll borrow a spark plug wrench and give it a try.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:24:42am

re: #227 William Lewis

Did not see it. I’d try it if I had a garage to work in as it’s still -14F at 12:30 PM. When it warms up, I’ll borrow a spark plug wrench and give it a try.

Your assumption is that it will actually warm up.

I’ve heard of the “fire under the oil pan” trick before… I’ve never been too comfortable with it, myself. Several guys I know swear by it, though. I figure, with most of my vehicles, there’s enough oil and grease lying about the engine compartment that the whole thing would go up in a fiery ball if I tried it. It might work better with a smaller electric heat source if you could somehow mount it to the pan, though.

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danarchy  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:25:01am

re: #224 Dave In Austin

Penny for your thoughts?

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It looks delicious but messy as hell. There are much better ways to consume bread, egg, cheese and meat. That is what the breakfast sandwich was invented for.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:28:35am

re: #224 Dave In Austin

Well the combination is not for me. But I do love the plate! Classy.

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Old Liberal  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:28:38am

re: #228 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Your assumption is that it will actually warm up.

I’ve heard of the “fire under the oil pan” trick before… I’ve never been too comfortable with it, myself. Several guys I know swear by it, though. I figure, with most of my vehicles, there’s enough oil and grease lying about the engine compartment that the whole thing would go up in a fiery ball if I tried it. It might work better with a smaller electric heat source if you could somehow mount it to the pan, though.

They make magnetic oil pan heaters. Also heated dipsticks. Getting the oil thin makes a big difference. Don’t know what they cost or if you have electricity close by. If gas tanks aren’t nearly full, could have condensation in fuel line

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:30:26am

re: #231 Old Liberal

They make magnetic oil pan heaters. Also heated dipsticks. Getting the oil thin makes a big difference. Don’t know what they cost or if you have electricity close by. If gas tanks aren’t nearly full, could have condensation in fuel line

Magnetic pan heaters are the ones I was thinking of.

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:32:22am

re: #224 Dave In Austin

Penny for your thoughts?

[Embedded content]

well, it’s not fruit
and there is bacon pizza

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:33:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:34:49am
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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:35:46am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

In 2018, headline writers should make it their New Year’s Resolution to finally stop amplifying Trump’s lies without including the fact that they are lies. This is a blatant lie. Journalists shouldn’t just repeat presidential lies in headlines

that this has to be articulated…wow

headline writers should make it their New Year’s Resolution to finally do their fucking jobs

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:35:49am

re: #227 William Lewis

Did not see it. I’d try it if I had a garage to work in as it’s still -14F at 12:30 PM. When it warms up, I’ll borrow a spark plug wrench and give it a try.

-14?
My word how does anything keep working in that? Mc Murdo station territory. Ice Station Zebra.

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stpaulbear  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:36:09am

re: #229 danarchy

It looks delicious but messy as hell. There are much better ways to consume bread, egg, cheese and meat. That is what the breakfast sandwich was invented for.

I used to work across the street from a burgers & malt shop called Snuffy’s, and one of my favorite sandwiches there was the egg salad BLT. It was really very good. They call it the Lindy.

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allegro  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:39:19am

re: #238 stpaulbear

I used to work across the street from a burgers & malt shop called Snuffy’s, and one of my favorite sandwiches there was the egg salad BLT. It was really very good. They call it the Lindy.

Haven’t had a Snuffy’s but back when I offered my husband an egg salad sandwich with tomato and he made a Eww face, then said “put bacon on it and I’ll reconsider.” I did and it was delish. Became a staple.

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:40:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:40:57am
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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:43:20am

I get mad at Twitter, then I get a follow from a guy like this.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:43:46am

re: #224 Dave In Austin

Penny for your thoughts?

Prison is to good for you…

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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:44:08am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And even when they print about his bullshit, they qualify it, i.e. NYT article by the “great, incomparable, peerless” Baker (according to his sycophant cohorts)

“The presidency has served as a vehicle for Mr. Trump to construct and promote his own narrative, one with crackling verve but riddled with inaccuracies, distortions and outright lies, according to fact checkers”

No, peerless Peter, it’s NOT just according to fact checkers. It’s according to FACTS.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:44:46am

re: #210 Old Liberal

I agree so much with your point. One of the wedges that the Koch cabal has driven is ensuring that white people think they are different. The same thing that happened in the cities is now happening in the rural areas. Good jobs go away, talented people move away, housing stock deteriorates, school funding declines, hopelessness takes root leading to alcohol abuse, drug abuse and crime. But white people can’t see that “they are coming for me now”. They think it was because of the failing of poor people. In fact, they would rather accuse their neighbors of failing than to question the system. Not talking about the person in the original post, but in general. As long as they can blame people for their own misery, they don’t have to face the hard truth of who is really screwing them.

My friend (in the original post) is no fan of the wealthy — he just wants someone who will look at the problems facing the middle class. Hillary tried to propose policies but her voice was drowned out by the misogynists and the Media fascination with all things Trump. My friend thought she would have won if during the debate when Trump stalked her, she turned around, denounced him for his outrageous behavior, and asked him if his mother didn’t teach him any manners.

In the original Back to the Future, Dr Emmett Brown explained our dilemma precisely: with modern media, you need star power to capture the audience and win the Presidency. Who currently has that presence among the Democrats? Tammy Duckworth certainly has the best story but does she have the physical presence to dominate the stage?

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:44:57am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:46:43am

re: #237 Unshaken Defiance

-14?
My word how does anything keep working in that? Mc Murdo station territory. Ice Station Zebra.

True story: A friend of mine was stationed in the far northern reaches of Minnesota on an air force base somewhere. It got so cold one winter that all of the water-cooled trucks and cars on base froze up. The only thing still running? An old air-cooled VW Beetle.

As far as how do we keep things running, any vehicle sold up here has the option of having a block heater added. For diesels, it’s practically required.

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stpaulbear  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:46:55am

re: #239 allegro

Haven’t had a Snuffy’s but back when I offered my husband an egg salad sandwich with tomato and he made a Eww face, then said “put bacon on it and I’ll reconsider.” I did and it was delish. Became a staple.

When I make egg salad sandwiches at home I have to add green salad olives with pimento. That’s what I grew up with. Egg salad always had olives in it.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:47:03am

re: #246 FormerDirtDart

a reality-show accessibility

White box truck pulls up to conceal my reaction.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:48:49am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:50:51am
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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:51:55am

re: #246 FormerDirtDart

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Yep, that’s the article by “peerless Pete.” Argghh.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:51:56am

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter
More than glimmers of hope for these women.

Kamala Harris, Liz Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand.
Then this-

An unprecedented 51 Democratic women competed in this year’s Virginia primaries, up from only 26 who filed in 2015. Of those women, 31 are advancing to the general election in November.

In fact, Emerge Virginia, which recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network to Democratic women, trained 18 of those women — two incumbents and 16 would-be newcomers. Ten of those women are running in districts that Hillary Clinton won. In a state that went for Hillary by five points, it’s crucial for Democrats to mount a challenge and take back this governing body in 2017…

…A recent poll conducted by Lake Research Partners found that women made up 86 percent of anti-Trump phone calls to congressional offices. Women organized and spearheaded the Women’s March on Washington and affiliated marches in 650 cities and towns. Imagine what women like Ayala, who helped organize Virginia for the Women’s March on Washington, could do in elected office.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:56:23am

re: #250 FormerDirtDart

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:59:09am

re: #254 Unshaken Defiance

Perfect. Can you provide overnight shipping?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:59:38am
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Stanley Sea  Dec 31, 2017 • 10:59:59am

I’m following this guy for Iran updates

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:00:22am

re: #244 BeachDem

And even when they print about his bullshit, they qualify it, i.e. NYT article by the “great, incomparable, peerless” Baker (according to his sycophant cohorts)

“The presidency has served as a vehicle for Mr. Trump to construct and promote his own narrative, one with crackling verve but riddled with inaccuracies, distortions and outright lies, according to fact checkers”

No, peerless Peter, it’s NOT just according to fact checkers. It’s according to FACTS.

plus he is not “constructing and promoting” anything

his body is sitting in the driver seat. his mind is awol
he is not driving the bus

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:01:33am

re: #257 Stanley Sea

Excellent block work.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:01:42am
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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:01:56am

re: #246 FormerDirtDart

everything abt this NYT description of Trump is complete garbage

the NYT is going insane

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:02:03am

somebody has access to his phone:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:03:00am

re: #254 Unshaken Defiance

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:03:16am

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

You’re right. That one makes sense.

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The Major  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:03:28am

re: #246 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:04:43am

re: #240 Ace-o-aces

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What about wearing a colonial hat, Benny? Or do you just mock women liberals because you’re a miserable pos.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:06:00am

Clarke is so full of himself. He’s a pansy.

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Jebediah, RBG  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:08:40am

re: #165 makeitstop

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:09:32am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

Clarke is so full of himself. He’s a pansy.

Reminds me of Gorka and his ‘Alpha Male’ bullshit. You know who doesn’t preen and strut about ‘Alpha Males’?

Alpha Males.

It’s like the old “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche” nonsense. Real men spend zero time discussing/wondering what Real Men do.

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:09:51am
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A Mom Anon  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:09:52am

re: #165 makeitstop

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:12:12am

re: #269 Blind Frog Belly White

Reminds me of Gorka and his ‘Alpha Male’ bullshit. You know who doesn’t preen and strut about ‘Alpha Males’?

Alpha Males.

It’s like the old “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche” nonsense. Real men spend zero time discussing/wondering what Real Men do.

Exactly. It’s what man children do. I don’t care what other people eat. And I’m having quiche for dinner tonight haha.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:12:37am
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Citizen K  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:13:00am

re: #261 dangerman

Cue 2,500 tweets from NYT employees defending this shit and personally attacking critics again.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:13:07am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:13:07am

re: #270 electrotek

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Sigh.

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:16:33am

re: #273 jaunte

More folks in my part of Texas filled with many Trump voters are suddenly discovering their taxes are going up next year. They are having trouble reconciling what they want to believe, what they hear on Fox, and what the numbers show. I just keep saying, “You’re not in the 1%.”

that’s only half of it

the other is that most of us saw this coming long long ago. these people chose not to listen

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:17:16am

re: #277 dangerman

that’s only half of it

the other is that most of us saw this coming long long ago. these people chose not to listen

BECAUSE EMAILS!!!

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Interesting Times  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:17:45am

re: #273 jaunte

Does Kurt live in TX now, or is it where he’s originally from? All this time I figured he resided somewhere in Liberalcoastaleliteland®

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:18:17am

re: #279 Interesting Times

Does Kurt live in TX now, or is it where he’s originally from? All this time I figured he resided somewhere in Liberalcoastaleliteland®

Think he lives in Dallas.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:18:17am
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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:18:35am

re: #274 Citizen K

[Embedded content]

Cue 2,500 tweets from NYT employees defending this shit and personally attacking critics again.

and look at #273 right above

the “truth” is and always has been staring them in the face. and they dont want to hear it because it doesnt reconcile with what they “want to believe”.

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:21:09am

re: #278 electrotek

BECAUSE EMAILS!!!

and they chose to believe uncritically, when he said their taxes would go down.

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:21:18am

One of the blogs I follow is The Humane Gardener, because I will get myself in shape to do more this year, I will! There is a post today on Top 2017 discoveries, all of tiny things you have to slow down and look to see. I found it fascinating, including the bit about some bees being able to vibrate their flight muscles in order to get a plant to release pollen. Ain’t nature wonderful? If you read it, I think you will enjoy it, and it will give you a few minutes of peace.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:21:39am

re: #283 dangerman

and they chose to believe uncritically, when he said their taxes would go down.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IT, AND HE WOULDN’T LIE! FAKE NEWS!!!!!

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:21:50am

re: #240 Ace-o-aces

Hell, little Ben is scared shitless of pussy hats.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:22:04am

re: #281 Joe Bacon 🌹

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The most amazing thing to me is the idea of talking about a ‘once-aloof Presidency’ when the current President only hangs out with people wealthy enough to drop >$200K into his pocket for Mar-A-Lago memberships.

Such a Man Of The People!

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:23:18am

re: #284 retired cynic

And I need that distraction, because they have changed the forecast so that we are Frigid as far out as they are forecasting. GAH!

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:23:36am

re: #281 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Do you know who else had reality-show accessibility?

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:23:48am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:24:36am

Maybe the NYT meant ‘Realty Show’. You know, like the ones where they tell you how to Flip This House?

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:24:38am

re: #285 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IT, AND HE WOULDN’T LIE! FAKE NEWS!!!!!

ok then. i predict april 15 is gonna be an eye opening bitch

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:25:02am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:25:04am

meanwhile in Michigan:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:25:30am

re: #292 dangerman

ok then. i predict april 15 is gonna be an eye opening bitch

Well, April 15 2019, anyway.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:26:56am

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

I had a … fun time driving along the Tri-State Tollway in Illinois Friday afternoon. My windshield wipers quit working as the snow started to fall. It made for a very stressful afternoon, but thankfully nobody caused the big one while I was on the road.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:26:59am

re: #295 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, April 15 2019, anyway.

2018 quarterly estimates and payroll withholding should give them a hint.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:27:08am

re: #284 retired cynic

One of the blogs I follow is The Humane Gardener, because I will get myself in shape to do more this year, I will! There is a post today on Top 2017 discoveries, all of tiny things you have to slow down and look to see. I found it fascinating, including the bit about some bees being able to vibrate their flight muscles in order to get a plant to release pollen. Ain’t nature wonderful? If you read it, I think you will enjoy it, and it will give you a few minutes of peace.

I love this photo - whatchyou talking about Willlis?

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Citizen K  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:30:52am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:31:13am

re: #297 Decatur Deb

2018 quarterly estimates and payroll withholding should give them a hint.

Average tax cut for the lower 99% of incomes = $800. If you get paid every week, that’s about $15. You can take a friend for a fancy coffee at Starbucks, and split a muffin, as long as you don’t tip.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:31:47am
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:32:01am

re: #225 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

And all we need to block all of that is two votes in the Senate.

Don’t even need that right now. The Senate still requires 60 votes for those.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:33:18am

re: #300 Blind Frog Belly White

Average tax cut for the lower 99% of incomes = $800. If you get paid every week, that’s about $15. You can take a friend for a fancy coffee at Starbucks, and split a muffin, as long as you don’t tip.

Or you can donate to IronStache.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:36:02am

re: #303 Decatur Deb

Or you can donate to IronStache.

Blue State. Itemize. Deduct state income tax and property tax. Probably should talk to my accountant first about whether I’m actually paying for some Moocher State asshole’s Starbucks order.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:36:15am

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Clarke tried a boycott Hamill movement? LOL what a pathetic loon.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:37:07am

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

…only the Sith deal in shade.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:37:24am

re: #281 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Yeah “accessibility”. Such bs. Why do they continue to kiss his fat ass while he attacks them? Call hm what he is. A fake populist who is paid for and owned by Putin.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:37:47am

Shorter David Clarke: MEEEE! MEEEE!! LOOK AT MEEEEE!!! Please?

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:38:06am

re: #304 Blind Frog Belly White

Blue State. Itemize. Deduct state income tax and property tax. Probably should talk to my accountant first about whether I’m actually paying for some Moocher State asshole’s Starbucks order.

Bubbas need Starbuck’s, too. A megachurch in Birmingham has a Starbucks in the narthex.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:39:30am

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Yeah “accessibility”. Such bs. Why do they continue to kiss his fat ass while he attacks them? Call hm what he is. A fake populist who is paid for and owned by Putin.

They kiss up to him because they want to keep writing stories from the White House press room. It’s the same goddamn shit we went through at the beginning of the Iraq War, when it came out that some journalists had been metaphorically sucking Saddam’s dick for access to Baghdad.

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:39:52am

re: #295 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, April 15 2019, anyway.

Exacto

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:40:29am

re: #297 Decatur Deb

2018 quarterly estimates and payroll withholding should give them a hint.

If they could take a hint ….

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:41:33am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

Might not be a Starbucks any more. It did, or does, serve their coffee:

churchofthehighlands.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:41:34am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

Bubbas need Starbuck’s, too. A megachurch in Birmingham has a Starbucks in the narthex.

Don’t do Starbucks myself, because coffee should be…

Hot as Hell,
Black as night,
Strong as love,
And pure as an angel’s kiss.

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darthstar  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:42:44am

Happy New Year everyone! In just over 12 hours, recreational weed becomes legal in California. I like the good herb. Think it’s less harmful than alcohol in many ways, but I’ve not bought a bag in over 10 years. Didn’t get the medical card though I know tons of people who did. Figured I’d wait until it was legal. So 2018 has at least one thing to look forward to…recreational escapism.

Be safe everyone.

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:43:25am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:44:20am

Obama actually treats people like well people. Trump treats people worse than how you should treat animals.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:44:44am

re: #315 darthstar

Happy New Year everyone! In just over 12 hours, recreational weed becomes legal in California. I like the good herb. Think it’s less harmful than alcohol in many ways, but I’ve not bought a bag in over 10 years. Didn’t get the medical card though I know tons of people who did. Figured I’d wait until it was legal. So 2018 has at least one thing to look forward to…recreational escapism.

Be safe everyone.

Just remember, every time an American lights up a legal joint, Jeff Sessions sheds a tear.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:45:20am

re: #316 Ace-o-aces

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Looks like Trump is trapped in a television.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:46:23am

re: #319 Blind Frog Belly White

We should be that lucky. One of those “thin” TV’s should take a few pounds off of him.

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:46:27am

re: #315 darthstar

Happy New Year everyone! In just over 12 hours, recreational weed becomes legal in California. I like the good herb. Think it’s less harmful than alcohol in many ways, but I’ve not bought a bag in over 10 years. Didn’t get the medical card though I know tons of people who did. Figured I’d wait until it was legal. So 2018 has at least one thing to look forward to…recreational escapism.

Be safe everyone.

Coachella is going to be a rather interesting one come April then.

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Citizen K  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:47:21am

re: #317 HappyWarrior

Obama actually treats people like well people. Trump treats people worse than how you should treat animals.

Which may very well explain what fervent support he has. Much of his base would love to see many of their fellow people treated as worse than animals, after all.

It simply doesn’t explain the fucking Stockholm Syndrome behavior from folks like the NYT.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:47:33am

“What has two thumbs and is ruining America?”

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:48:13am

re: #322 Citizen K

Which may very well explain what fervent support he has. Much of his base would love to see many of their fellow people treated as worse than animals, after all.

It simply doesn’t explain the fucking Stockholm Syndrome behavior from folks like the NYT.

Oh certainly. The way I see these people talk about undocumented immigrants, people on public assistance, etc, they’re fans of dehumanizing.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:48:52am

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Yeah “accessibility”. Such bs. Why do they continue to kiss his fat ass while he attacks them? Call hm what he is. A fake populist who is paid for and owned by Putin.

The problem with the media in general is that they’ve accepted the premise that optics are paramount and deeply meaningful. So much “analysis” reduces down to critique of how well an individual or group are advertising themselves, rather than whether there’s validity to the claims in the ad pitch.

This is a reflection of the sheer number of “journalists” who don’t do journalism, and whose own job is not to be accurate, but to sell that they—and thus the statements they make—are sincere. Some are doing this because their job is to play “newsman” as a role, and some are doing it because they have stakes in presenting an opinion or unverified statement as having veracity, but it amounts to the same thing. Their job is impression management, and they look at the world through that lens, and often don’t have the skillset to do otherwise.

Hence David Brooks and the coalition of David Brooks imitators: their job is to sound lofty and erudite while avoiding describing reality in detail, because they are selling themselves to an audience. Hence the gulf between the op-ed content and the journalist content of newspapers.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:49:04am

re: #323 Blind Frog Belly White

“What has two thumbs and is ruining America?”

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I just cannot believe that man is our President. There’s nothing presidential about him. He’s the kind of person that would be President in a farce like Sharknado. I think Gary Busey should play him in the movie though.

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:49:31am
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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:49:38am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

Narthex sounds a bit like a Starbucks size designation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:49:39am
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Citizen K  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:50:27am

re: #326 HappyWarrior

I just cannot believe that man is our President. There’s nothing presidential about him. He’s the kind of person that would be President in a farce like Sharknado. I think Gary Busey should play him in the movie though.

I see him consistently compared to President Camacho, which is wholly unfair. Camacho knew his limits and actually begged for smarter advisement when it finally came around.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:51:01am

re: #330 Citizen K

I see him consistently compared to President Camacho, which is wholly unfair. Camacho knew his limits and actually begged for smarter advisement when it finally came around.

I can’t describe him. He’s just awful.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:51:44am

re: #328 jaunte

Narthex sounds a bit like a Starbucks size designation.

From the fury of the Narthex, Oh Lord, deliver us!

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:52:37am

re: #332 Blind Frog Belly White

Either that, or a smaller competitor to Oreo.

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The Major  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:53:14am

re: #286 Single-handed sailor

Hell, little Ben is scared shitless of pussy hats

Benjy got scared shitless sitting next to a tranny…

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:53:19am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:54:45am

re: #334 The Major

Benjy got scared shitless sitting next to a tranny…

He’s a fucking dickhead who talks shit about Transgendered people because he’s insecure in his own sexuality because he wants to fuck himself.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:55:01am

re: #333 jaunte

Either that, or a smaller competitor to Oreo.

You mean, like Hydrox? Sunshine probably had to change that to “Partially Hydrox” during the revolt against trans fats.

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:55:34am

re: #333 jaunte

Either that, or a smaller competitor to Oreo.

Dr Seuss character?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:55:47am

re: #335 Ace-o-aces

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For all the shit Chelsea has gotten over the past 25 years, it amazes me how much she handles it with grace.

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:56:19am
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:56:29am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

She gets that from her mom.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:57:17am

re: #341 PhillyPretzel

She gets that from her mom.

They’re both tough ladies who are much more tough than the man babies that have it out for them.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:57:32am

re: #335 Ace-o-aces

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This is why I don’t tweet. No thanks to all of that.

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The Major  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:59:25am
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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:59:31am

Okay—if you need a smile (dawg knows I do) here is Wonkette “Babby” through the months of 2017. All hail Donna Rose—she is so damn cute.

wonkette.com

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 11:59:51am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:01:41pm

re: #346 jaunte

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As I said, he’s a fake populist. He uses populism to maintain his own power but he’s an elitist dipshit who wouldn’t be caught dead hanging with the “pleebs.”

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stpaulbear  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:02:44pm
Albert Brooks

@AlbertBrooks
“I’m going to miss 2017” said no sane person anywhere.

…until April of 2018.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:03:07pm

re: #224 Dave In Austin

Penny for your thoughts?

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I’d do it.

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sagehen  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:04:06pm

So I just went to see the Michelangelo exhibit again, I read all the placards very carefully, and I’m still mystified by…

What kind of paper and ink lasts 500 years!?!?

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Ace-o-aces  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:05:09pm
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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:10:39pm
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:11:16pm

re: #273 jaunte

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:12:52pm

OK, Page Six may be a moldy stain on the rag that is the New York Post, but, this line is pretty awesome

On Saturday, Teigen and Legend took aim at alleged journalist Liz Crokin, who rounded up pictures of the couple’s 1-year-old daughter Luna dressed in several costumes, and suggested the child is part of the Pizzagate conspiracy.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:13:31pm

re: #352 electrotek

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How hard is it. If a woman wants to wear a hijab, she can, if she doesn’t, she doesn’t have to. Funny how wingnuts are all about “modesty” when it suits their purposes.

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The Major  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:13:58pm

re: #350 sagehen

What kind of paper and ink lasts 500 years!?!?

Good question - someone was either incredibly gifted or knew someone who knew something about archival inks and papers during his time.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:14:28pm
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allegro  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:15:17pm

re: #352 electrotek

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Yet another demonstration that consent, particularly women’s consent, is an alien concept to these guys.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:16:04pm

re: #357 FormerDirtDart

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I always love how FNC talks about the media as if the’re not the media which I geuss is sort of true. They’re a propaganda outlet in the tradition of Pravda and Der Strumer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:24:55pm
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Shropshire Slasher  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:27:42pm

re: #323 Blind Frog Belly White

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Stanley Sea  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:27:56pm

re: #351 Ace-o-aces

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Welcome Gator Fans

Musta been a gator watching bar.

SAD

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:27:57pm

re: #250 FormerDirtDart

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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:29:31pm

Certainly made better use of his time than the yam is doing today. Sigh.

[JEFFERSON]
‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’
We fought for these ideals; we shouldn’t settle for less
These are wise words, enterprising men quote ‘em
Don’t act surprised, you guys, cuz I wrote ‘em

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:30:11pm

re: #363 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Dude, you’re a Trump toady, that’s all you are. You’re not even Trump’s favorite sheriff.

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:31:02pm

re: #360 Backwoods_Sleuth

Such terrible camera work and editing. It’s almost as if he didn’t pay someone to do it. =D

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:31:25pm

re: #364 BeachDem

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Certainly made better use of his time than the yam is doing today. Sigh.

[JEFFERSON]
‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’
We fought for these ideals; we shouldn’t settle for less
These are wise words, enterprising men quote ‘em
Don’t act surprised, you guys, cuz I wrote ‘em

Can’t wait to see what he does next. I really appreciate that he’s revived scholarship in Hamilton.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:31:29pm

re: #364 BeachDem

Speaking of Lin-Manuel Miranda, WHYY is re-running it again. :)
whyy.org

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:33:07pm
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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:33:37pm

I forgot about this

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:34:43pm

re: #369 makeitstop

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You can tell he’s secure in his manhood since he’s bashing veggie wraps.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:36:02pm

re: #370 BigPapa

I forgot about this

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That one kills me! LOL

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:36:04pm

I know a couple wingnuts who think they’re badass because they mock people who have a strong vegetable based diet. I don’t get it. I like steak and potatoes as much as the enxt guy but I don’t see why enjoying veggie meals wold make someone less of a man. In fact, I wish I could eat healthier.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:37:06pm

re: #314 Blind Frog Belly White

Don’t do Starbucks myself, because coffee should be…

My local Starbucks replaced a donut place.

They were smart enough to make just plain coffee and put donuts in their food display.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:37:51pm

re: #288 retired cynic

And I need that distraction, because they have changed the forecast so that we are Frigid as far out as they are forecasting. GAH!

Yep, looks like many of us are in The Deep Freeze for at least the next week. Single digit nights or lower the entire time.

And yet teleskiguy is in the 40s with no snow. WTF???

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:38:01pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

I know a couple wingnuts who think they’re badass because they mock people who have a strong vegetable based diet. I don’t get it. I like steak and potatoes as much as the enxt guy but I don’t see why enjoying veggie meals wold make someone less of a man. In fact, I wish I could eat healthier.

Real Men Eat Salad. Because a good salad isn’t rabbit food, it’s a good salad.

THEN they eat a nice, blood-rare steak.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:38:50pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:39:13pm

re: #376 Blind Frog Belly White

Real Men Eat Salad. Because a good salad isn’t rabbit food, it’s a good salad.

THEN they eat a nice, blood-rare steak.

There’s a reason why steakhouses serve salads.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:39:15pm

re: #317 HappyWarrior

Obama actually treats people like well people. Trump treats people worse than how you should treat animals.

That’s because to Trump there is no difference. All are simply property that he can treat anyway he wants.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:39:51pm

re: #379 Romantic Heretic

That’s because to Trump there is no difference. All are simply property that he can treat anyway he wants.

Oh yeah for sure. He has no respect for people who he considers less than him.

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:40:06pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

I know a couple wingnuts who think they’re badass because they mock people who have a strong vegetable based diet. I don’t get it. I like steak and potatoes as much as the enxt guy but I don’t see why enjoying veggie meals wold make someone less of a man. In fact, I wish I could eat healthier.

Reminds me of Pakistanis who claimed they would defeat India easily because they’re “meat-eaters” /facepalm

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:41:11pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

I know a couple wingnuts who think they’re badass because they mock people who have a strong vegetable based diet. I don’t get it. I like steak and potatoes as much as the enxt guy but I don’t see why enjoying veggie meals wold make someone less of a man. In fact, I wish I could eat healthier.

i’ve been working on remembering at what age i was insecure enough about my masculinity to think like that

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:42:18pm

re: #382 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i’ve been working on remembering at what age i was insecure enough about my masculinity to think like that

I was in high school when I stopped thinking that way.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:42:56pm

Reality Show Accessibility: You can turn your TV on and watch the media kiss Trump’s fat orange ass any day of the week, any time of the day. And if you miss that you can read the New York Times for a sweet positive recap of the show.

That’s the reality.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:43:42pm

re: #381 electrotek

Reminds me of Pakistanis who claimed they would defeat India easily because they’re “meat-eaters” /facepalm

It’s just so fucking stupid. My brother and I have been joking that the joke’s on them when they develop premature heart trouble or chronic obesity. I like steak but I also like veggie meals too. Depends on my mood.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:44:14pm

re: #369 makeitstop

Nothing like getting under the skin of lefties like I did today. I fight to win. You come at me libs you better bring a hard hat, some aspirin and your veggie wrap because it’s going to be a long day and I’m going to smack you around until you crawl back to your mom’s basement.

another 12 year old been reading too many comic books?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:46:14pm

re: #386 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

another 12 year old been reading too many comic books?

Seriously that’s how he talks. He doesn’t talk like a man. He talks like a child. In fact, I think they should make sure Clarke isn’t two children standing on top of each other. I’d advise the same too for Trump but he’s been around for much longer.

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The Major  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:46:26pm

re: #369 makeitstop

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:46:57pm

re: #385 HappyWarrior

It’s just so fucking stupid. My brother and I have been joking that the joke’s on them when they develop premature heart trouble or chronic obesity. I like steak but I also like veggie meals too. Depends on my mood.

When I was living in Ithaca, one of my favorite places to eat was Cabbagetown Cafe, a vegetarian place. They had a very tasty Cashew Chili, which made for a great meal paired with their cornbread.

Real men eat everything.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:47:48pm

re: #389 Blind Frog Belly White

When I was living in Ithaca, one of my favorite places to eat was Cabbagetown Cafe, a vegetarian place. They had a very tasty Cashew Chili, which made for a great meal paired with their cornbread.

Real men eat everything.

I had a good veggie lunch yesterday. Indian lentils with quiona. VEry filling.

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The Major  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:48:25pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

Because we’re omnivores, not herbivores - why else were we given incisors and hydrochloric acid in our stomachs vs. three stomachs like ruminants ?

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:49:21pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

I know a couple wingnuts who think they’re badass because they mock people who have a strong vegetable based diet. I don’t get it. I like steak and potatoes as much as the enxt guy but I don’t see why enjoying veggie meals wold make someone less of a man. In fact, I wish I could eat healthier.

Challenge them to defeat a grown cow with their bare hands.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:50:00pm

re: #392 jaunte

Challenge them to defeat a grown cow with their bare hands.

Hahahaha.

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allegro  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:55:46pm

Clarke sounds like a 12 year old imitating the way his dad talks to him, spreading the abuse. Trump talks the same way. Serious daddy issues, the both of them.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:56:56pm

re: #391 The Major

Because we’re omnivores. not herbivores - why else were we given incisors and hydrochloric acid in our stomachs vs. three stomachs like ruminants ?

you libberul leftists and yer science. everybody knows the bible gave man dominion over hamburgers and comdemned women to eat salad

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 12:57:28pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:00:50pm

re: #395 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

you libberul leftists and yer science. everybody knows the bible gave man dominion over hamburgers and comdemned women to eat salad

FTFY

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:01:47pm

poor baby

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in a new interview that President Trump’s election integrity panel has been unable to meet for months due to several lawsuits against the panel.

“Much of the past few months has been spent by commission staff answering discovery requests for information and drafting affidavits and things that like - going through the legwork of litigation, and that takes time,” Kobach said, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported Saturday.

“I’m not aware of any presidential commission that has encountered so much litigation from special interest groups,” he added.

As a result, the commission has not met since September, but will likely meet again in January, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
The commission has been a source of controversy since it was formed in May. Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election. Kobach, who has made similar claims, defends the panel by saying it seeks to find facts, not prove theories.

“There’s never actually been a nationwide effort to look at the scope of voter fraud,” Kobach told CNN in May. “Why wouldn’t we want to collect as much data as possible.”

The Government Accountability Office announced in October it would investigate the commission’s activities.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:03:02pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:03:24pm
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allegro  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:05:08pm

Welp, the plants are in the tent or covered, my laundry is done, coffee is set up for the morning, and the water jugs are filled. They turn off the water here when we get a hard freeze to prevent pipes bursting. Can’t blame them but it’s a damn inconvenience. It will hopefully be above freezing tomorrow or else we won’t have water again until Wednesday. Yikes.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:05:52pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:06:58pm

re: #402 Joe Bacon 🌹

I do not have her gif of the Drama Lama but CL would agree with me this guy deserves it.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:09:01pm

re: #400 Blind Frog Belly White

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The Ghost of a Flea  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:09:32pm

re: #350 sagehen

So I just went to see the Michelangelo exhibit again, I read all the placards very carefully, and I’m still mystified by…

What kind of paper and ink lasts 500 years!?!?

Vellum, at a guess.

That stuff holds up.

If not, then a paper pulp mix that accidentally of intentionally had very little material that was acidic or broke down into an acidic form.

It could also be that the storage conditions are responsible more than the materials by themselves.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:10:24pm

re: #369 makeitstop

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:11:42pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:11:56pm

re: #370 BigPapa

I forgot about this

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That video made a lot of lists this year. The little girl’s proud steps into the room followed by the baby’s flying entrance in a walker made it…then Mom’s (or sitter?) panic removal caps it off just right.

You couldn’t write and plan that scene.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:11:59pm

re: #406 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Personally, I prefer a more simple retort, like “Remember to put away the kleenex and the hand lotion when you’re done.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:13:01pm

re: #408 ObserverArt

That video made a lot of lists this year. The little girl’s proud steps into the room followed by the baby’s flying entrance in a walker made it…then Mom’s (or sitter?) panic removal caps it off just right.

You couldn’t write and plan that scene.

Mom.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:15:28pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:16:59pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

I know a couple wingnuts who think they’re badass because they mock people who have a strong vegetable based diet. I don’t get it. I like steak and potatoes as much as the enxt guy but I don’t see why enjoying veggie meals wold make someone less of a man. In fact, I wish I could eat healthier.

My older brother picks at my brother I am closest to for going to a more vegetarian diet after he had a heart attack. He says dumb shit like “how’s the rabbit food?” He thinks he is being funny, but a life of being an ass to everyone tells anyone who knows him it is just another put down.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:21:08pm

re: #400 Blind Frog Belly White

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Damn, when you get pwned by Smash Mouth…

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:21:42pm

re: #385 HappyWarrior

It’s just so fucking stupid. My brother and I have been joking that the joke’s on them when they develop premature heart trouble or chronic obesity. I like steak but I also like veggie meals too. Depends on my mood.

I can’t say when the last time I had a steak???

I probably wouldn’t be able to digest it.

The meat I eat is always a part of the dish or sandwhich. I use more vegetables than anything due to that. I guess that is why I eat a lot of Italian, Asian and Tex-Mex.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:23:20pm

Of course it’s Canada.
If it was the U.S. he probably would have shot the cubs to scare the adult off

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:24:10pm

re: #412 ObserverArt

My older brother picks at my brother I am closest to for going to a more vegetarian diet after he had a heart attack. He says dumb shit like “how’s the rabbit food?” He thinks he is being funny, but a life of being an ass to everyone tells anyone who knows him it is just another put down.

Vegetarians and vegans always get picked on because a few of them are snobs or hipsters. It’s stupid. A balanced diet is a lot better than eating nothing but meat. Even I’ve managed to start working some vegetables into my diet over the last few years, and I’ve always had healthy helpings of fruit.

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scottslemmons  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:25:07pm

re: #412 ObserverArt

My older brother picks at my brother I am closest to for going to a more vegetarian diet after he had a heart attack. He says dumb shit like “how’s the rabbit food?” He thinks he is being funny, but a life of being an ass to everyone tells anyone who knows him it is just another put down.

Anyone who makes fun of someone for eating healthier after a heart attack — likely under doctor’s orders — is just not a good person. “Eat more crap so you die faster!” That’s just a damn rotten thing to say to anyone.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:25:42pm

re: #415 FormerDirtDart

Do not laugh too hard that is what I do when some of the neighbor’s cats decide to sit on my front stoop.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:26:16pm

re: #415 FormerDirtDart

And they’re such polite bears that they leave!!

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:26:23pm

re: #412 ObserverArt

Tell him you can see him trying to make a virtue of his lack of adaptability.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:26:59pm

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:28:30pm

re: #406 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Not sure if it makes sense responding to such an awful human being like Clarke. This is a man who oversaw jails where inmates died under awful circumstances. He has no respect for human life so of course it’s no surprise that he’s on Twitter boasting about committing violence against the media. You can’t get through to someone like that.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:28:46pm

I’m not a Twitter user.

If anyone wants to mock Bozo Sheriff Clarke with a video that takes it to the “tough dog” meme, here is a good one.

Cat Rescues Little Boy From Dog Attack - Cat saves boy

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:31:59pm

My couch calleth me…

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:34:12pm

re: #405 The Ghost of a Flea

Vellum, at a guess.

That stuff holds up.

If not, then a paper pulp mix that accidentally of intentionally had very little material that was acidic or broke down into an acidic form.

It could also be that the storage conditions are responsible more than the materials by themselves.

Here is some info from a blog.

Fabriano Paper and Michelangelo

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:34:12pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:34:34pm

re: #417 scottslemmons

Anyone who makes fun of someone for eating healthier after a heart attack — likely under doctor’s orders — is just not a good person. “Eat more crap so you die faster!” That’s just a damn rotten thing to say to anyone.

my post-quadruple-bypass/coronary artery disease diet modifications:

-no more cheese (sob!)
-as a matter of fact, no full fat milk products. eat non fat froze up yoghurt if you really crave ice cream
-no eggs
-no bacon
-so a mcdonald’s croissant cheese bacon egg sandwich is a no, no, no, and no
-very little cow
-fish whenever possible (bonus heart healthy points)
-good old hamische chopped chicken livah is also out along with braunschweiger liverwurst
-fool myself by pretending to know how high the quality of the oil was when my french fries were cooked

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:42:25pm

re: #427 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

I think I would wither and die. No cheese, in particular, might just end me.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:43:36pm

re: #421 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:44:57pm

re: #429 Stanley Sea

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:46:03pm

re: #430 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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When did iPhones get humble?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:46:48pm

re: #431 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

When did iPhones get humble?

Depends on which iOS version you’re running, Apple decided to enforce some humbleness intentionally.

/half

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:48:15pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Dec 31, 2017 • 1:50:48pm

re: #428 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I think I would wither and die. No cheese, in particular, might just end me.

cheese will take the saturated fat and chloresterol content of any meal thru the roof

it was surprising to me, tho, to realize how many food items in this country are based on cheese

i do miss cheese, and when i allow myself a violation every once in a great while it’s heaven. but i must be doing ok since i haven’t had any dreams involving cheese eating fantasies…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:15:47pm

jeebus…the ignorance is stunning.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:16:05pm

re: #350 sagehen

So I just went to see the Michelangelo exhibit again, I read all the placards very carefully, and I’m still mystified by…

What kind of paper and ink lasts 500 years!?!?

Calf skin vellum and iron gall ink.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:18:41pm

re: #391 The Major

Because we’re omnivores, not herbivores - why else were we given incisors and hydrochloric acid in our stomachs vs. three stomachs like ruminants ?

We’re weren’t “given” anything.

We evolved to be opportunistic eaters as a product of prevailing conditions around the Rift Valley. It turned out to be a good adaptation when you could mix up foraged food with scavenged or hunted meat on the veldt, when you were engaged in high-calorie-expense activity like nomadic living, avoiding apex predators, feeding a big brain, and a very long gestation and infant dependence period.

It remained useful in foraging, agriculture, and pastoralism because of the quantity of physical labor being done, but also because meat was a way of turning non-cultivatable land into calories.

But that adaptation is now less relevant because people don’t work the same way. Most people are sedentary, and even manual laborers are using technology that mean they’re exerting less physically even if they’re pulling long hours. We’re also less accepting of the idea of a certain section of the population dropping dead young because they wear out, compounded by diets with short-terms caloric energy benefit and long-term consequences.

Paleolithic, even Neolithic, foragers ate plant parts that contained dangerous chemicals: tubers with cyanide that could be leached to the point that you’d get sick, but still get calories to live; wild precursors to currently day vegetables with alkaline materials or other chemicals agents that deter consumption. Wild marrow and squash could kill; wild celery could cause lethal anaphylactic shock. To this day, there are “desperation foods” that cultures go to in famines that make the eater ill, but not starve. That we were “given” the ability to process these plants and not always die doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea to eat them instead of a safer domesticated variety.

And we don’t eat meat the same as our ancestors. We don’t consume any parts raw, which sets us aside from our most remote relatives who evolved those canines. We consume far less organ meat and marrow, so the panoply of nutrients we’re getting is diminished, and we eat meat at a different rate—constantly—than most people, ever, everywhere. (The exception being Arctic Circle subsistence cultures, but we differ from them in not fermenting meat, nor in eating fresh-killed raw meat, nor in diverting animals fats from human consumption to technological uses). Modern meat consumption is eating like a gouty British duke.

There’s also the problem that meat isn’t the same. Corn-fed pig , chicken, and cow are different in fat composition (white versus yellow fat) and content from pig, chicken and cow that eat “wild” diets (respectively, the first two of mixed forage, the last of mostly grasses). Fat content is generally higher, which is aesthetically pleasing—lots of forages and subsistence cultures rarely have access to, but crave animal fats enough that it’s a rarely-had celebration food, to the point of just plain drinking tallow and chewing fatty cuts—but when you eat it all the time (stares at your average burger) it fucks you up even if you’re active. Even the muscles we consume aren’t the same: we’ve bred for specific groups to enlarge, but also keep animals in a way such that those muscles aren’t exercised as much. On top of which, the animals are generally confined, often in unsanitary environments, and their unhealthiness is passed along in the form of pathogens, whatever drug and antibiotic residue remains in their meat, and in just being shittier meat in general because of being a stressed animal full of cortisol.

Meat isn’t inherently bad, but the original premises of why humans ate it are pretty distant from our current circumstances. Look at mass meat production as a larger systemic problem. We’re making meat with land that could create edible plant matter, which is inefficient, while at the same time putting less-viable land under cultivation that would be better as pasture, while at the same time the need for constant production and running more head means greater chance of overworking good pasture. Animal shit used to be a useful byproduct and/or contributed to the larger ecosystem. But now there’s so much, and composition is different, and its quantity and concentration is so great, that’s it’s no longer a plus. Grass-fed cow manure is mostly fiber, and if dried out can be used for brick-making or for burning. Corn-fed cow manure is a slurry full of methanogenic bacteria, and the practice of spraying it away means you’ve created a petri dish. Hog lagoons are a major hazard to water sources, a vector for disease, and just plain a disgusting nuisance.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:34:31pm

re: #433 electrotek

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dangerman  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:44:07pm

re: #422 Patricia Kayden

Not sure if it makes sense responding to such an awful human being like Clarke. This is a man who oversaw jails where inmates died under awful circumstances. He has no respect for human life so of course it’s no surprise that he’s on Twitter boasting about committing violence against the media. You can’t get through to someone like that.

Relentless mocking is sufficient

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2017 • 2:48:59pm

re: #407 goddamnedfrank


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