Jump to bottom

303 comments

1
Skip Intro  Jan 7, 2018 • 11:58:37am

Trump Says U.S. ‘Not Going To Look Foolish As Long As I’m Here’

Watch out for irony meter shrapnel

huffingtonpost.com

2
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:00:17pm

I might actually wear this hat

3
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:01:58pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

Trump Says U.S. ‘Not Going To Look Foolish As Long As I’m Here’

Watch out for irony meter shrapnel

huffingtonpost.com

Well, we’re looking pretty dangerous and idiotic. That’s different from foolish I think.

4
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:02:27pm

THE LIBEL LAWS ARE VERY WEAK IN THIS COUNTRY, OK? WE HAVE TO MAKE STRONG, SMART, TOUGH LIBEL LAWS! VERY, VERY STRONG LIBEL LAWS! PEOPLE SHOULD GET THE DEATH PENALTY FOR FAKE NEWS, OK? IT’S REALLY VERY, VERY BAD. SUCH BAD PEOPLE.

5
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:05:50pm

re: #4 The Vicious Babushka

“And whatever I say is true unless you quote me on it and it’s false and then it’s Fake News!.”

6
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:07:19pm

Damn, what a great idea. Not my gym but they have guts and I like the call.

7
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:09:44pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

Trump Says U.S. ‘Not Going To Look Foolish As Long As I’m Here’

Watch out for irony meter shrapnel

huffingtonpost.com

This is just another example of a statement that means whatever he wants it to mean.

And people take these up and discuss them as if they had any objective merit.

8
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:12:19pm

This comment comes from the last thread…but I caught a new one opened right before posting.

What amazes me about folks calling for Wolff’s tapes and notes is they seem to be denying much of what is in the book is nothing new.

The comments in the book people are making about Trump are comments that have been made about Trump his whole career. He’s always been a spoiled child. Read some history on the guy.

You know what is different now? He is worse. He is getting old and decrepit and he doesn’t care to hold back being an ignorant ass because now he sees he has the power and he probably feels he can say and do anything now because there really does not seem to be repercussion.

And after three years of America seeing His Naked Orange Ass…you still want proof.

The Republican gotta love that. The fog machine works.

So Wolff comes along and reports that yeah, everything we thought is also thought by the people that work for him as President. He is just confirming it and putting it into the context this same man-baby is running our country and the people helping him, who may have doubted it before or thought they could work with him, know it now too.

I think Wolff saw a chance to maybe help America get past the proof stage.

Charles has called Trump a man baby. He has said he is dangerous, petty, ignorant and just about everything else that Trump’s own people are calling him in Wolff’s book. A lot of LGF members have.

Hey Charles? Can we see your notes? Can you provide the tapes that allow you to make these very public statements?

Or, are you doing it the old fashioned way? You are using your eyes, ears and brain and coming to a conclusion that really is no different from everyone else’s conclusion.

Same conclusion as in the book.

Wanting to see the tapes and notes falls into the “let’s give Trump a chance” type of thinking. The benefit of the doubt. That’s what got us here in the first place.

9
Eventual Carrion  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:12:30pm

re: #6 bill d. (b.d.)

Damn, what a great idea. Not my gym but they have guts and I like the call.

[Embedded content]

Loops of Tom & Jerry cartoons would work fine for me.

10
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:15:16pm

re: #9 Eventual Carrion

Loops of Tom & Jerry cartoons would work fine for me.

That’s not much different than cable news panel discussions but with smarter characters and a lot less frustrating

11
nines09  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:15:36pm
12
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:17:29pm
13
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:20:19pm

As if there weren’t already enough damn problems at JFK this weekend…

14
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:21:17pm

re: #12 FormerDirtDart

What in the actual fuck?

15
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:21:52pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

As if there weren’t already enough damn problems at JFK this weekend…

[Embedded content]

Things like this make me happy I don’t have to fly much.

16
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:22:02pm

re: #12 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Please tell me Yglesias is joking.

17
Eventual Carrion  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:23:35pm

re: #11 nines09

[Embedded content]

Bill Turnstiles and Steve Occupations just couldn’t get the breaks others did.

18
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:24:48pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

As if there weren’t already enough damn problems at JFK this weekend…

[Embedded content]

I thought Trumps said he was going to fix our airports?

19
bratwurst  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:29:07pm

And I “absolutely believe” this man is delusional.

20
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:29:33pm

Since it was erected (as noted in the comments, for more accuracy)…

21
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:30:13pm

re: #19 bratwurst

And I “absolutely believe” this man is delusional.

[Embedded content]

Go away Chris. America doesn’t like you. Take the hints.

22
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:30:19pm

re: #8 ObserverArt

You know what is different now? He is worse. He is getting old and decrepit and he doesn’t care to hold back being an ignorant ass because now he sees he has the power and he probably feels he can say and do anything now because there really does not seem to be repercussion.

until 2016, he was only a problem to those who did business with him. Now he is everybody’s business

23
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:30:25pm

re: #18 bill d. (b.d.)

I thought Trumps said he was going to fix our airports?

We’res the beef Donnie?

24
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:31:02pm

re: #19 bratwurst

The Jersey Whale thinks he is the greatest (fill in the blank).

25
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:31:50pm

re: #19 bratwurst

And I “absolutely believe” this man is delusional.

[Embedded content]

How many primaries do you win or even get runner or third place in, Chris?

26
sagehen  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:32:10pm

re: #6 bill d. (b.d.)

Damn, what a great idea. Not my gym but they have guts and I like the call.

[Embedded content]

In related news, members’ blood pressure shows a marked improvement.

27
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:32:30pm

re: #19 bratwurst

Christie: I “absolutely believe” I would have been president if Trump hadn’t run

There was a time when I halfway respected the man for working together with Obama over Sandy and for standing up to assholes who criticized his choice of a Muslim judge.

But that was long ago.

28
dangerman  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:33:09pm

re: #8 ObserverArt

This comment comes from the last thread…but I caught a new one opened right before posting.

What amazes me about folks calling for Wolff’s tapes and notes is they seem to be denying much of what is in the book is nothing new.

The comments in the book people are making about Trump are comments that have been made about Trump his whole career. He’s always been a spoiled child. Read some history on the guy.

You know what is different now? He is worse. He is getting old and decrepit and he doesn’t care to hold back being an ignorant ass because now he sees he has the power and he probably feels he can say and do anything now because there really does not seem to be repercussion.

And after three years of America seeing His Naked Orange Ass…you still want proof.

The Republican gotta love that. The fog machine works.

So Wolff comes along and reports that yeah, everything we thought is also thought by the people that work for him as President. He is just confirming it and putting it into the context this same man-baby is running our country and the people helping him, who may have doubted it before or thought they could work with him, know it now too.

I think Wolff saw a chance to maybe help America get past the proof stage.

Charles has called Trump a man baby. He has said he is dangerous, petty, ignorant and just about everything else that Trump’s own people are calling him in Wolff’s book. A lot of LGF members have.

Hey Charles? Can we see your notes? Can you provide the tapes that allow you to make these very public statements?

Or, are you doing it the old fashioned way? You are using your eyes, ears and brain and coming to a conclusion that really is no different from everyone else’s conclusion.

Same conclusion as in the book.

Wanting to see the tapes and notes falls into the “let’s give Trump a chance” type of thinking. The benefit of the doubt. That’s what got us here in the first place.

Seen on The twitter’s this am:

He’s not a genius. He’s not “crazy like a fox.” He’s not a master strategist. He’s a 71 year-old, below-average-intelligent, spoiled, trust fund-supported, born-on-3rd-thought-he-hit-a-triple, sexually harassing asshole in mental decline. Stop looking for what isn’t there

29
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:33:20pm

re: #20 JordanRules

Since it was erected (as noted in the comments, for more accuracy)…

[Embedded content]

Wow. Once of the greatest moments in history was watching the people of Berlin dancing and celebrating on the Wall. I never thought until then that the Cold War would end in the biggest party ever!

30
nines09  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:33:27pm

re: #19 bratwurst

Yeah.

31
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:33:40pm

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

until 2016, he was only a problem to those who did business with him. Now he is everybody’s business

True. But no one did their homework on him and his past. It has been very clear and it has been documented already.

My problem is, for some reason, I’ve read and kept up with him since I first saw crap about him in People magazine while waiting in offices back in the late 70s.

32
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:35:07pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

True. But no one did their homework on him and his past. It has been very clear and it has been documented already.

My problem is, for some reason, I’ve read and kept up with him since I first saw crap about him in People magazine while waiting in offices back in the late 70s.

I have been aware of him since he was a regular target of Spy and Rolling Stone magazine in the 80’s

33
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:41:50pm
34
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:42:10pm

re: #33 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Oh? I’ll save the date.//

35
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:43:17pm

This is Tony Romo’s best playoff performance ever.

36
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:44:08pm

re: #33 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Trump can’t even get his fake awards done on time?

37
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:44:13pm

re: #28 dangerman

Seen on The twitter’s this am:

He’s not a genius. He’s not “crazy like a fox.” He’s not a master strategist. He’s a 71 year-old, below-average-intelligent, spoiled, trust fund-supported, born-on-3rd-thought-he-hit-a-triple, sexually harassing asshole in mental decline. Stop looking for what isn’t there

Eggs Ackley agrees!
38
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:44:15pm

re: #33 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Wolff should show up to accept his award in person and smirk at Fuckface von Clownstick.

39
nines09  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:46:40pm

If only….

40
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:47:33pm

re: #33 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

I guess the late additions of Wolff and today of Tapper screwed up Trump’s awards plans.

The winner is going to be the guy who embarrassed him last.

41
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:49:00pm

re: #39 nines09

[Embedded content]

I’m sure that a single roll of paper towel would have been much better. Could have soaked up some of that water. All the better if it was highly absorbent Bounty™!

42
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:49:02pm
43
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:49:04pm

Remember when the right complained about Obama doing a NCAA college hoops breaket.

44
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:49:31pm

re: #35 bill d. (b.d.)

This is Tony Romo’s best playoff performance ever.

He’s a great analyst. Romo is going to be on TV for decades to come.

45
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:49:40pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

As if there weren’t already enough damn problems at JFK this weekend…

@CNN
Water leak floods crowded JFK Airport baggage claim

Well, that escalated quickly

46
plansbandc  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:50:18pm

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

He’s the best already. An absolute natural.

47
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:50:31pm

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

He’s a great analyst. Romo is going to be on TV for decades to come.

I like Romo. Always seemed like a good guy.

48
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:50:42pm
49
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:51:21pm

re: #40 bill d. (b.d.)

I guess the late additions of Wolff and today of Tapper screwed up Trump’s awards plans.

The winner is going to be the guy who embarrassed him last.

Is Fox going to put on a big awards show for him? Would not surprise me one bit. That may be the hold up on it.

Trump wants to make it a thing…big TV start producer…better than Hollywood guy.

50
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:51:41pm

re: #40 bill d. (b.d.)

Well he’s supposed to be going to the college football National Championship game tomorrow so lizards were trying to figure how he was gonna do both.

Makes sense they can’t put together simple schedules. Remember when they forgot to book his dumb ass a room at one of the overseas summits?

51
nines09  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:52:12pm

re: #35 bill d. (b.d.)

This is Tony Romo’s best playoff performance ever.

That left a mark.

52
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:53:17pm

Bannon sees Trump as William Jennings Bryan 2.0 according to Wolff’s book. WJB was also a KKK apologist.

53
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:53:30pm

re: #49 ObserverArt

Is Fox going to put on a big awards show for him? Would not surprise me one bit. That may be the hold up on it.

Trump wants to make it a thing…big TV start producer…better than Hollywood guy.

It’s either going to be on FoxNews or The Gorilla Channel.

(i really wouldn’t be surprised for Trump to expect every channel to interrupt programs to carry it)

54
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:54:19pm

re: #42 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

In Kentucky the General Assembly has to cut a billion dollars from the biennial budget to address the broke public pension. Schools are going to be hit hard because education, medicaid and prisons eat up most of the budget, and everything else has been cut to the bone. New revenue is of course out of the question.

55
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:54:54pm
56
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:55:17pm
57
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:55:56pm

re: #48 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

The winners should, somewhere, do a whole awards acceptance speech.

58
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:56:17pm

The funny thing is Trump’s political role models all seem to be Pre-New Deal Dems. Kind of puts a wretch in the “But A was a Democrat ergo all modem Dems are guilty of his sins” a bit of bs.

59
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:56:50pm

Darwin

60
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:56:51pm

re: #49 ObserverArt

Is Fox going to put on a big awards show for him? Would not surprise me one bit. That may be the hold up on it.

Trump wants to make it a thing…big TV start producer…better than Hollywood guy.

Hannity’s show would definitely do that.

61
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:56:59pm

re: #56 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

One does not look like the others.

62
Ace-o-aces  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:57:18pm
63
Ace-o-aces  Jan 7, 2018 • 12:59:19pm
64
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:00:22pm

re: #63 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Joe Walsh has been too adult lately. WTF happened?

65
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:01:40pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Joe Walsh has been too adult lately. WTF happened?

New Year’s resolution?

66
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:02:43pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart

New Year’s resolution?

I was thinking reverse satanic possession.

67
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:03:03pm

re: #63 Ace-o-aces

He changed his drug of choice. He no longer sniffs airplane glue.

68
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:04:17pm

re: #67 PhillyPretzel

He changed his drug of choice. He no longer sniffs airplane glue.

He picked the wrong day to stop that!

69
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:04:23pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Joe Walsh has been too adult lately. WTF happened?

His Twitter was hacked.

70
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:06:42pm

re: #69 The Vicious Babushka

His Twitter was hacked.

That works too.

71
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:07:51pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Joe Walsh has been too adult lately. WTF happened?

Joe’s like the conservatives around me. They can say and believe the right things about specific issues, even a lot of specific issues, and yet not generalize that into a useful philosophy, especially one that says the Republican party is fucked up.

72
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:08:47pm

re: #71 Belafon

Joe’s like the conservatives around me. They can say and believe the right things about specific issues, even a lot of specific issues, and yet not generalize that into a useful philosophy, especially one that says the Republican party is fucked up.

I hear ya but this isn’t typical of Walsh.

73
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:09:00pm
74
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:09:10pm

I made a big pot of beans with ham and sausage last night. The Older Boy doesn’t like beans, so he picked out all the beans in his serving. Mrs. FBW gave them to Rango. Now I’m listening to his innards gurgling. You can hear it across the room.

Today’s walk may be…exciting.

75
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:09:38pm

Do you know what scares the living shit out of me?

Emperors, Pharoahs & rulers of the past prepared fabulous tombs for themselves, in some cases actual cities, which they would rule over when they died. To populate these kingdoms, they often executed hundreds of slaves in order to have someone to rule over in the afterlife.

Trump, being the malignant narcissist that he is, can’t imagine a world without him. If he has thought about his own mortality, he can’t bear the idea of not existing any more. He has to have thousands, millions, no BILLIONS of slaves and subjects worshipping him in the afterlife.

The Trump Temple = People’s Temple, only the entire globe instead of a compound in Guyana.

76
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:09:42pm

re: #72 HappyWarrior

He fears the big bully at the top.

77
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:09:49pm

Sleep well tonight.

78
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:10:31pm

re: #76 PhillyPretzel

He fears the big bully at the top.

Ah the big fella.

79
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:12:18pm

The Buffalo Bills’ season has effectively ended…

80
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:12:37pm

re: #75 The Vicious Babushka

I’m pretty sure Trump’s the guy who you could sell unfiltered water from the fountain of youth to.

81
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:15:57pm

re: #79 FormerDirtDart

I knew once I saw that pic of OJ with the Bills jersey on from today.

82
nines09  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:17:43pm

re: #79 FormerDirtDart

The Buffalo Bills’ season has effectively ended…

22 years ago.

83
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:18:20pm

it was below zero here in TheBackwoods yesterday morning.
Right now it’s 36F.
Tonight and tomorrow there’s a possible icestorm.
Rest of the week highs are forecast to be 41, 51, 62(!!!), and 49 before winter returns on Friday night.

Hoping the drain to the bathtub thaws out soon (that froze up a few hours after the toilet waterline thawed…it’s always something…)

84
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:20:09pm

she does…and it really emphasizes her multiple chins when she does that.

85
allegro  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:22:15pm

re: #74 Blind Frog Belly White

I made a big pot of beans with ham and sausage last night. The Older Boy doesn’t like beans, so he picked out all the beans in his serving. Mrs. FBW gave them to Rango. Now I’m listening to his innards gurgling. You can hear it across the room.

Today’s walk may be…exciting.

Or tonight’s sleep may be… disturbed.

86
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:22:18pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

I sympathize. Similar story here in Philly tomorrow.
forecast.weather.gov

87
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:24:01pm

but of course….

88
ipsos  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:24:39pm

re: #79 FormerDirtDart

The Buffalo Bills’ season has effectively ended…

Actually, it seems to have ended pretty ineffectively.

And now everyone within 100 miles of here will be all mopey all week. Western NYers take their Bills seriously. (Not me. Grew up here, formed loyalties in enemy territory, moved back home, retained enemy loyalties.)

89
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:25:18pm
90
Amory Blaine  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:25:30pm

I called for Wolff to release the tapes, on his timetable, not to give trump the benefit of a doubt but to back up what was said in the book. He was brought in by their own administration knowing he was writing a book. Why Wolff? Is he Bannon’s BFF? I know trump is full of shit but any access to this administration requires detailed proof or the whole thing is nothing but ammo for them. It’s the president, I demand transparency. It is Wolff I am concerned about and he gets a benefit of a doubt, for now only. He has tapes that prove how dangerous the White House is. If he is concerned about the truth and the dangers, I expect him to release it.

91
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:27:06pm

he really thinks that “value” means something tangible. I seem to recall a while back when his billionaire status was was questioned and didn’t stand up to basic scrutiny, he fell back on “the value” of his financial situation (and, especially, his real estate holdings) and “the value” was whatever he felt like making up at the moment.

92
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:27:23pm

re: #89 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Could be problematic for Bernie’s 2020 presidential run.

93
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:28:53pm
94
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:29:58pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Stay classy Bibi.

95
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:33:26pm

re: #80 Belafon

I’m pretty sure Trump’s the guy who you could sell would sell you unfiltered water from the fountain of youth to with the TRUMP name on it.

96
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:33:58pm

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m just going to include that one about having to raise money to pay the librarian in statements like that.

97
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:34:21pm
98
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:37:24pm

re: #90 Amory Blaine

I called for Wolff to release the tapes, on his timetable, not to give trump the benefit of a doubt but to back up what was said in the book. He was brought in by their own administration knowing he was writing a book. Why Wolff? Is he Bannon’s BFF? I know trump is full of shit but any access to this administration requires detailed proof or the whole thing is nothing but ammo for them. It’s the president, I demand transparency. It is Wolff I am concerned about and he gets a benefit of a doubt, for now only. He has tapes that prove how dangerous the White House is. If he is concerned about the truth and the dangers, I expect him to release it.

I started reading Fire and Fury today. In the Foreword, Wolff explains that some of the people he interviewed give different and conflicting accounts than some other people, and he is leaving it up to the reader to decide whom to believe. He also claims that he has put together a coherent and truthful narrative based on these accounts and also what he has observed. Trumporrhoids have gleefully cherry picked sentences out of context in order to claim that the entire book is “totally made up.” Of course they do not apply that same level of scrutiny to Clinton Cash.

99
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:37:50pm
100
KingKenrod  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:38:26pm

Sad news, I’ve loved the Moody Blues for a long time. In fact, they may be the first band I ever heard because my mom would play their records when I was very young.

101
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:39:10pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

He is exactly right. It is the right thing to do.

102
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:40:03pm
103
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:42:20pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

Liking for the hashtag.

104
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:43:43pm
105
Targetpractice  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:45:33pm

re: #96 Belafon

[Embedded content]

I’m just going to include that one about having to raise money to pay the librarian in statements like that.

As I’ve noted every time Trump strokes his ego about the stock market, for the past 8 years any time the market posted a gain, the response from wingnuts was ”But this does nothing for people on Main Street!”

106
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:45:34pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ummm…The Jags tarp over around 3500 seats during home games. Been doing it for years so they could avoid the NFL blackout rule (now suspended). Kept doing it because it makes the stadium seem less empty.

107
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:45:40pm
108
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:49:00pm

re: #106 FormerDirtDart

So was this those tarped seats?

109
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:49:17pm

re: #106 FormerDirtDart

Ummm…The Jags tarp over around 3500 seats during home games. Been doing it for years so they could avoid the NFL blackout rule (now suspended). Kept doing it because it makes the stadium seem less empty.

tarped over seats do not buy food and drink, nor do they incur transportation costs (all of which is being provided for those seat-fillers), so I don’t see what your point is.

110
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:54:40pm

heh

111
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 1:59:01pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

tarped over seats do not buy food and drink, nor do they incur transportation costs (all of which is being provided for those seat-fillers), so I don’t see what your point is.

Well, he’s not likely losing over $100,000 dollars in ticket sales by giving away tickets they typically can’t sell.

And, my point was to add context. Sorry if that offended you.

112
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:00:26pm

re: #111 FormerDirtDart

Well, he’s not likely losing over $100,000 dollars in ticket sales by giving away tickets they typically can’t sell.

And, my point was to add context. Sorry if that offended you.

not offended, just couldn’t figure out what tarped over seats had to do with Mr. Khan’s gesture.

113
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:00:42pm

re: #81 JordanRules

I knew once I saw that pic of OJ with the Bills jersey on from today.

That wasn’t OJ. It’s Walter Payton.

114
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:04:55pm

re: #113 FormerDirtDart

Okay, what did I miss? Is this an old backfield joke?

Was I looking at a pic of Sweetness’s ghost with an OJ mask on? LOL

115
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:06:04pm

I am too tickled!

116
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:07:30pm

re: #115 JordanRules

lol. Thanks for the laugh. That is a cute one.

117
nines09  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:07:58pm

re: #104 The Vicious Babushka

118
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:09:23pm

I was serious on the last thread when I said Charles renounced the dark side. He could’ve made LGF into Breitbart, pandering to the worst instincts of the racist far-right, and probably made a lot of money. But his conscience wouldn’t let him do that and so we have the LGF site we all know and love today. Thanks Charles!

119
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:11:03pm

re: #114 JordanRules

Okay, what did I miss? Is this an old backfield joke?

Was I looking at a pic of Sweetness’s ghost with an OJ mask on? LOL

You know what, I read your post wrong.
All the players are wearing Walter Payton Man of the Year stickers on their helmets, and nominees from each team are wearing patches on their jerseys

120
Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:12:24pm
121
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:13:38pm

re: #119 FormerDirtDart

Oh okay gotcha!

Yeah OJ was really there. Pics are floating around social media. I was already shook seeing them so I’m not posting.

122
BeachDem  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:13:52pm

re: #42 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

And Simon gets extra style points for

123
BeachDem  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:16:05pm

re: #49 ObserverArt

Is Fox going to put on a big awards show for him? Would not surprise me one bit. That may be the hold up on it.

Trump wants to make it a thing…big TV start producer…better than Hollywood guy.

Chrissie Tiegen already called dibs on the red carpet show.

124
Skip Intro  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:16:16pm

re: #59 FormerDirtDart

We are a country of morons.

125
Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:16:50pm
126
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:18:47pm
127
nines09  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:20:21pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

And that is why even though we see it for what it is, the insane only see what they wish. If Miller was not important or had nothing to say, why did Jake book him?
Why do we not see a rabid dog give his/her views on rabies? Can we give that a voice?
I can’t buy 5 seconds of radio time let alone an interview on a national show…
As the old adage goes, “No such thing as bad ink.”

128
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:23:48pm

Hmmm…

I think folks will still buy it.

129
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:24:44pm

re: #128 JordanRules

Hmmm…

[Embedded content]

I think folks will still buy it.

130
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:25:14pm
131
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:26:29pm

re: #124 Skip Intro

We are a country of morons.

I was watching an old TV show on YouTube, “Beauty and the Geek”, a reality show with dumb pretty women and awkward nerds competing together. One game required the women to publicly debate serious issues. Maybe they told them to act dumb, but I suspect there really are huge numbers of people who know absolutely nothing about the serious issues of the day because they simply aren’t interested.

132
allegro  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:26:55pm

re: #125 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I beg to disagree. AFAIK Wolff never misrepresented himself or his purpose in being there. He was a reporter writing a book about the WH. That’s what he did.

133
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:27:27pm

re: #126 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

I’m pretty sure this is why the VA needs to be privatized.

/////////////////////////////////////

134
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:29:32pm
135
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:33:30pm
136
BeachDem  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:34:35pm

re: #125 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Finally in that thread, someone compared it to Joe McGinniss and “Fatal Vision,” which has been the comparison I’ve been thinking about since last week.

137
FormerDirtDart  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:35:31pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

138
Ace-o-aces  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:38:39pm
139
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:38:43pm

Current output of cookng binge:

Cold vegetable terrines made with nuts and spices: beets, spinach, leeks (pkhali)
Eggplant and potatoes in a sauce of sweet peppers and tomatoes (ajapsandali)
Beef stew with red wine, tomatoes, and plum sauce (khalia)
Kidney beans mashed with cilantro, garlic, and blue fenugreek (lobio)

Next up is using up mushrooms and squash. Then I’m going to look inside myself and question whether I’m ready to make dolma.

Now I go back to the kitchen and try not to trim off my own hand, because I’m listening to the “Panama Papers” long-form account and it’s extra crazy-making. I may have to drop in and beg for human contact, lest I get all fiscally Lovecraftian.

140
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:40:30pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

And I’m pretty sure they can be charged in 2021.

141
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:40:47pm

re: #131 Big Beautiful Door

The first rule of reality television is there is no reality in reality television.
The second rule of reality television is there isn’t much television in reality television.

142
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:43:29pm

re: #141 The Ghost of a Flea

The first rule of reality television is there is no reality television.
The second rule of reality television is there isn’t much television in reality television.

The first rule is obviously true, but I don’t know what the second means.

143
fern01  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:44:18pm

re: #6 bill d. (b.d.)

Damn, what a great idea. Not my gym but they have guts and I like the call.

[Embedded content]

And it took a moron president to make it happen. That should be in the memoirs as the one good thing he has done.

144
stpaulbear  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:45:39pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder if Donny realizes how much of a spotlight his Fake Awards Show is going to throw on the stories that he ‘awards’? The WaPo (for one) is going to pulverize him over this.

145
S'latch  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:46:09pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

I kinda figured that would be so as I watched it unfold. Thanks for the confirmation.

146
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:50:07pm
147
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:51:01pm
148
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:52:30pm

h/t Daily Kos

149
Scout  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:54:27pm

Since the tragedy of November 2016, I’ve avoided contacting a Republican guy I know.

He sent me this message this morning. I’m really weirded out by this.

As I face a new year I find myself at a crossroads: I would like to know what, if anything, you hope for from our friendship. I have waited patiently for some sign from you that you intend to re-establish communication with me that doesn’t involve accusing me of racism, fascism or some equally serious moral defect.

I will not, cannot, apologize for my political outlook or affiliation. Nor have I done you any wrong. The way I see it, you must decide whether your desire to keep yourself unsullied by associating with a Republican (even one so unwaveringly anti-Trump as I) means more to you than the friendship and acts of kindness I have tried to show you over the years.

The ball is now squarely in your court. Decide. If I do not hear from you within 48 hours I will take it that you have opted for ideological purity.

Either way, as a (former?) friend I will offer one final piece of advice: Be very careful, lest you become the very thing you hate the most: a closed-minded bigot who judges others based on labels and appearances, that than on their character and actions.

Unapologetically yours,
Xxxxxxxx

150
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:54:57pm

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

He presided over one of the worst recoveries since the Great Depression.

He presided over one of the worst collapses since the Great Depression due to Republican policies over the last 40 years. We had a huge hole to climb out of.

151
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:54:59pm

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

Actually, job gains this year are the worst in 6 years. The Dow gained more in Obama’s first year than Trump’s. The economy grew as fast as this most of the last 8 years.

Obama wouldn’t have to kill for numbers like these, because numbers like these were routine during his Presidency. But he also had declining Federal Deficit every year, too. That won’t happen for Trump.

152
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:56:05pm

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

The Obama bull market dwarfs what the market did last year. Just more lying.

153
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:56:09pm
154
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:56:56pm

re: #148 Belafon

Punctuation looking decent again. Gotta still be dictating the tweets.

155
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:57:19pm

re: #149 Scout

Since the tragedy of November 2016, I’ve avoided contacting a Republican guy I know.

He sent me this message this morning. I’m really weirded out by this.

I would continue to ignore the eejit

156
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:59:01pm

re: #149 Scout

Since the tragedy of November 2016, I’ve avoided contacting a Republican guy I know.

He sent me this message this morning. I’m really weirded out by this.

Not creepy at all! It is a true friend who demands you do as he wishes within 48 hours….or else.

157
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:59:20pm

re: #150 Belafon

He presided over one of the worst collapses since the Great Depression due to Republican policies over the last 40 years. We had a huge hole to climb out of.

Really, the last 10-12 years have been an effective refutation of Conservative economic theory. Everything they predicted failed to happen. The Market is not self-regulating. A nationwide housing bubble IS possible. At the Zero Lower Bound, no amount of increase in the Money Supply is inflationary. Enriching the rich does not create jobs. Weimar-style hyperinflation is NOT ‘just around the corner’.

158
Scout  Jan 7, 2018 • 2:59:54pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was a big fan of the Young Fresh Fellows when I was attending the University of Washington in the early ’80s.

Sad to learn that “Sled Dog” McCaughey has been suffering health problems.

159
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:00:15pm

re: #149 Scout

Thats a lot but that 48 hour deadline really put me in a “screw this guy” mood.

160
Scout  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:00:46pm

re: #159 JordanRules

Thats a lot but that 48 hour deadline really put me in a “screw this guy” mood.

I know, right?

161
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:02:08pm

re: #159 JordanRules

Thats a lot but that 48 hour deadline really put me in a “screw this guy” mood.

Seconded. Fuck that guy.

162
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:02:24pm

re: #160 Scout

I know, right?

I think a reply like “Dude, get over yourself” is in order.

163
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:02:53pm

re: #162 Blind Frog Belly White

I think a reply like “Dude, get over yourself” is in order.

But I would wait 49 hours to reply to him

164
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:05:05pm

re: #148 Belafon

I clicked on the Daily Show link. They took out an ad:

165
Stanley Sea  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:05:46pm
166
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:06:03pm

One more:

167
Stanley Sea  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:06:07pm

He’s starting his day off at 11 am now.

168
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:08:03pm

re: #126 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

The rise in brain disabilities is the result, in good part, of improved survival rates b/c of better body armor, vastly improved battlefield medicine, and a spectacular medevac process. Not joking.

UH60 L

Sometimes you do get what you pay for.

169
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:09:01pm

BTW, did anyone else catch the Amazing World of Gumball parody/homage to the Golden Girls?

170
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:10:46pm

Yes, yes I’m taking on the leader of the free world and a vast criminal enterprise to help save the country but I gotta make sure my peeps are warm and arent getting screwed.

Love it!

171
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:15:38pm

Did anyone notice that when Tapper told Miller that he was being obsequious, Miller attempted to come back with ‘No, you’re being obsequious!’ this morning?

Tapper was too busy shutting his ass down for him to get it out, though.

Trump’s ‘genius’ speechwriter had to resort to the Pee Wee Herman defense.

172
BeachDem  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:22:14pm

re: #166 Belafon

One more:

[Embedded content]

Then there’s this:

Superstar Chef José Andrés: If Trump gives you a ‘Fake Media’ award I’ll buy you dinner

173
Skip Intro  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:22:33pm
174
TedStriker  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:29:09pm

re: #168 Decatur Deb

The rise in brain disabilities is the result, in good part, of improved survival rates b/c of better body armor, vastly improved battlefield medicine, and a spectacular medevac process. Not joking.

UH60 L

[Embedded content]

Sometimes you do get what you pay for.

In wars past, as recently as Korea or even Vietnam, most of them would have likely died in the field.

175
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:32:57pm
176
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:34:32pm

Surely there is still time for Charles to qualify LGF for the FakeNews Awards Show?

177
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:37:13pm

re: #176 bill d. (b.d.)

Surely there is still time for Charles to qualify LGF for the FakeNews Awards Show?

[Embedded content]

There’s a pretty good list already. I don’t think Trump has enough of an attention span to get to LGF.

178
Eventual Carrion  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:39:24pm

re: #175 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Would be even better if he were in a McDonald’s.

179
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:40:55pm

re: #177 Belafon

There’s a pretty good list already. I don’t think Trump has enough of an attention span to get to LGF.

And supposedly he doesn’t use a computer, just his phone, and the LGF mobile interface favors those who can, you know, READ.

180
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:50:31pm
181
Sea Mexican!  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:51:39pm

re: #8 ObserverArt

This comment comes from the last thread…but I caught a new one opened right before posting.

What amazes me about folks calling for Wolff’s tapes and notes is they seem to be denying much of what is in the book is nothing new.

The comments in the book people are making about Trump are comments that have been made about Trump his whole career. He’s always been a spoiled child. Read some history on the guy.

You know what is different now? He is worse. He is getting old and decrepit and he doesn’t care to hold back being an ignorant ass because now he sees he has the power and he probably feels he can say and do anything now because there really does not seem to be repercussion.

And after three years of America seeing His Naked Orange Ass…you still want proof.

The Republican gotta love that. The fog machine works.

So Wolff comes along and reports that yeah, everything we thought is also thought by the people that work for him as President. He is just confirming it and putting it into the context this same man-baby is running our country and the people helping him, who may have doubted it before or thought they could work with him, know it now too.

I think Wolff saw a chance to maybe help America get past the proof stage.

Charles has called Trump a man baby. He has said he is dangerous, petty, ignorant and just about everything else that Trump’s own people are calling him in Wolff’s book. A lot of LGF members have.

Hey Charles? Can we see your notes? Can you provide the tapes that allow you to make these very public statements?

Or, are you doing it the old fashioned way? You are using your eyes, ears and brain and coming to a conclusion that really is no different from everyone else’s conclusion.

Same conclusion as in the book.

Wanting to see the tapes and notes falls into the “let’s give Trump a chance” type of thinking. The benefit of the doubt. That’s what got us here in the first place.

Wolff’s book is the new birthism. He could provide video evidence of the events discussed, and someone will find a fault.

182
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:51:44pm
183
fern01  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:52:25pm

Every morning when I check the overnight news I keep hoping to see
trump resigned in disgrace, impeachment process started or anything similar

I keep my hope alive.

184
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:54:01pm
185
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 3:55:13pm

twitter is to fill the other hours of the day when not on the golf course…

186
meteor  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:01:24pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

Her Senate-related account is @SenTinaSmith.

187
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:01:44pm

Evening Lizardim.

188
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:02:20pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

That looks like Chet Garner from “The Day Tripper” here in Texas dressed up in one of his costumes. I went looking for an example:

189
Stanley Sea  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:03:14pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

twitter is to fill the other hours of the day when not on the golf course…

I mean, this is pretty bad

On Tuesday, Trump has his first meeting of the day with Chief of Staff John Kelly at 11am. He then has “Executive Time” for an hour followed by an hour lunch in the private dining room. Then it’s another 1 hour 15 minutes of “Executive Time” followed by a 45 minute meeting with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. Then another 15 minutes of “Executive Time” before Trump takes his last meeting of the day — a 3:45pm meeting with the head of Presidential Personnel Johnny DeStefano — before ending his official day at 4:15pm.

190
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:03:15pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

twitter is to fill the other hours of the day when not on the golf course…

So he’s not even putting in a full eight hour day. He has so much in common with the little man. //

191
JordanRules  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:05:03pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

That reminds me of his Mom’s hair.

192
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:05:37pm

If I worked as little as Trump does I’d be fired.

193
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:05:42pm

re: #125 Charles Johnson

Michael Wolff said he was going to write a book about the Trump White House. He led them to believe it would be a flattering puff piece but he didn’t promise that.

194
MsJ  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:06:46pm
195
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:08:49pm

re: #194 MsJ

Baffle them with BS or misdirection.

196
Sea Mexican!  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:09:39pm

re: #132 allegro

I beg to disagree. AFAIK Wolff never misrepresented himself or his purpose in being there. He was a reporter writing a book about the WH. That’s what he did.

Or the bait and switch happened, but he believed his narrative until he saw the reality.

197
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:10:10pm

re: #188 Belafon

That looks like Chet Garner from “The Day Tripper” here in Texas dressed up in one of his costumes. I went looking for an example:

[Embedded content]

I saw it as this guy from People of Walmart (I think he was trying to be Conway Twitty):

198
Stanley Sea  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:10:51pm

re: #194 MsJ

[Embedded content]

Does that include this new discovery?

Doubtful.

199
Stanley Sea  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:11:32pm

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw it as this guy from People of Walmart (I think he was trying to be Conway Twitty):

[Embedded content]

OMG

200
allegro  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:11:54pm

re: #196 Sea Mexican!

Or the bait and switch happened, but he believed his narrative until he saw the reality.

So he committed actual journalism. Damn him!

201
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:13:17pm

re: #189 Stanley Sea

I mean, this is pretty bad

“Executive Time”…is that what they call sitting on the golden throne in the little room?

202
Sea Mexican!  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:14:04pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Executive Time”…is that what they call sitting on the golden throne in the little room?

Sometimes it’s better not to ask …

203
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:14:39pm
204
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:15:15pm

re: #202 Sea Mexican!

Sometimes it’s better not to ask …

sometimes the imagination does not listen to good advice…

205
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:16:40pm

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

sometimes the imagination does not listen to good advice…

…imagination says “hold my beer” and just charges forward…

206
bratwurst  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:16:55pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

The original proposed name for that show was “The Blowhard Hour”.

207
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:17:48pm

re: #196 Sea Mexican!

Or the bait and switch happened, but he believed his narrative until he saw the reality.

Wolff knew that the only book that would guarantee success is one that mocked Trump. In any case, he understood what Trump was like before he got access. I doubt he actually did a bait and switch; my guess is that he may have promoted the project using flattery but no outright lies.

208
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:19:17pm
209
William Lewis  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:20:07pm

Amazon Fire Users - Question?

My son has decided that he needs my tablet more than I do. To a certain extent, he’s probably right. That said, is a Fire 7 a good ebook reader? Most of my collection is PDF and a scattershot of other formats. I’m considering getting a 7 because it’s cheap & all I need a tablet for is as a reader & maybe some really simple time killer games (canfield solitaire forex) .

210
jaunte  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:20:21pm

Trump surrogates on the talk shows today seemed a lot whinier about “the media” only reporting “bad things” about Trump and not praising him for all his accomplishments.

211
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:20:32pm
212
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:22:34pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

“The Wise Guys,”

They were going to go with “Criminal Intent”, but only one of them has felony convictions.

213
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:22:35pm

re: #209 William Lewis

Amazon Fire Users - Question?

My son has decided that he needs my tablet more than I do. To a certain extent, he’s probably right. That said, is a Fire 7 a good ebook reader? Most of my collection is PDF and a scattershot of other formats. I’m considering getting a 7 because it’s cheap & all I need a tablet for is as a reader & maybe some really simple time killer games (canfield solitaire forex) .

If your son has a library card and downloads the Overdrive app, he’ll be able to check out books from the library and read them on the Kindle (provided the library is in the Overdrive system - most of the libraries here in NY are). Very handy.

214
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:24:06pm
215
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:24:22pm

re: #213 makeitstop

If your son has a library card and downloads the Overdrive app, he’ll be able to check out books from the library and read them on the Kindle (provided the library is in the Overdrive system - most of the libraries here in NY are). Very handy.

Oops, misread your post. But the point stands - you can check books out of your library with Overdrive.

216
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:25:16pm

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lots of “What about Woody Allen?” in the hashtag.

217
Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:25:29pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I know some people who have worked with him through his Flex-N-Gate company in C-U, Illinois who attest to Khan being a decent guy.

218
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:26:01pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

Dershowitz enjoys using his skills to get guilty parties off. Did he ever show an interest in justice? It always seemed his primary goal was winning at any cost. Truth is irrelevant to him, only victory matters.

219
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:27:15pm

re: #216 Belafon

Lots of “What about Woody Allen?” in the hashtag.

some people have limited attention spans.

220
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:27:39pm
221
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:30:09pm

re: #217 Barefoot Grin

I know some people who have worked with him through his Flex-N-Gate company in C-U, Illinois who attest to Khan being a decent guy.

yeah…I’m still trying to sort out why filling tarped seats with warm bodies somehow lessens his apparent nice gesture. Kinda made me feel like a sucker for feeling good about it…

222
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:30:29pm

re: #209 William Lewis

As a reader for me it is okay. The software takes up room so that you actually have less space. I put videos on mine and it was okay. My personal complaint was that any prime show amazon kept reminding me to reconnect to my wi-fi to watch the movie/show after a 48(?) hour period.

223
allegro  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:31:01pm

re: #207 Hecuba’s daughter

Wolff knew that the only book that would guarantee success is one that mocked Trump. In any case, he understood what Trump was like before he got access. I doubt he actually did a bait and switch; my guess is that he may have promoted the project using flattery but no outright lies.

It would be easy. “We need to document your unprecedented administration for the world to see.”

224
stpaulbear  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:32:11pm

re: #207 Hecuba’s daughter

Wolff knew that the only book that would guarantee success is one that mocked Trump. In any case, he understood what Trump was like before he got access. I doubt he actually did a bait and switch; my guess is that he may have promoted the project using flattery but no outright lies.

He’s not simply mocking if he’s accurately reporting what happened in the White House.

It sounds like he got access partially because Trump liked the photo that he used for one of his interviews.

225
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:34:20pm
226
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:35:25pm
227
Sea Mexican!  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:36:54pm

re: #209 William Lewis

Amazon Fire Users - Question?

My son has decided that he needs my tablet more than I do. To a certain extent, he’s probably right. That said, is a Fire 7 a good ebook reader? Most of my collection is PDF and a scattershot of other formats. I’m considering getting a 7 because it’s cheap & all I need a tablet for is as a reader & maybe some really simple time killer games (canfield solitaire forex) .

For PDFs and games, I’d say yes. Eink tablets may have some problems rendering PDFs and the game selection can be limited.

228
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:37:28pm

re: #207 Hecuba’s daughter

Wolff knew that the only book that would guarantee success is one that mocked Trump. In any case, he understood what Trump was like before he got access. I doubt he actually did a bait and switch; my guess is that he may have promoted the project using flattery but no outright lies.

I don’t know. Remember how panicked we were early last year. We were pretty close to believing that Bannon was going to use Trump to end democracy by the end of February. Wolff’s said that he went in to document this well honed organization that managed to defeat Clinton and instead found chaos.

229
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:39:16pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Wayne Cochran! Damn, that brings back memories of him on Jackie Gleason’s show in the 60s! He passed away last November…

Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders.

230
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:40:25pm

I’m always fascinated by what get’s people’s attention, because it’s not always what I think. I put a quick diary up on Daily Kos about WikiLeaks posting the book and it took off. dailykos.com I expected it to be like most of my diaries which get a few reads and then they disappear.

231
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:41:00pm

re: #229 Joe Bacon 🌹

Wayne Cochran! Damn, that brings back memories of him on Jackie Gleason’s show in the 60s! He passed away last November…

[Embedded content]

I was torn between Conway Twitty, Wayne Cochran, and Johnny Bravo.
it’s probably a combination of all three, culminating in that guy from People of Walmart.

232
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:44:05pm
233
HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:44:41pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Draining the swamp eh?

234
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:45:57pm

re: #209 William Lewis

PcU+h21nRU9S03p+wC+LxKeUhCr6DI4meN4GDxn09P/S0p6b3xxqP/IOhbfucLFFI5CDyRfD/Imq1xSB5bed0BI6mXN7Hgx3RUWwMjCWmsTzCqmVPFte+ZhL4bInkiJTOntpnPFNcPEzJ8teEqT52T6m0aeRlx+4AHE4fdWHIH/VyWKOR8eYXtxbe6xxnwqCeKdE75dPIkEaOBTdkZiycJi1VoRr6qW2H3j5QObY90ivN+VXr6AIx0AdfNCqTCrJO6XPjnrmS2XL8ot+QGUJtUKDYxZH4qRK9oT1sUNUcGvKq2hQVZAZxT3S+h9Ov4I0MJ53E+x6nPRl/vdUDXMN4xSKMjmfCA9Emf3ib75tGeyeBNgU0crSMn+XhGMM6NGY8XoB3clPxF/a8+eI53jn9Q==

235
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:46:26pm

re: #189 Stanley Sea

I mean, this is pretty bad

We get up at noon and start to work at one
Take an hour for lunch and then by two we’re done
Jolly good fun!

Ha ha ha, ho ho ho
And a couple of tee hee hees
That’s how we Tweet the day away
In the merry land of D.C.!

236
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:47:31pm
237
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:47:34pm

LOL

238
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:48:19pm
239
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:52:01pm

Don’t be a troll to Simon, just don’t.

240
Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:53:07pm

Every once in awhile I think back on how quickly Van Jones lost his job in Obama’s White House because hate mongers like Glenn Beck raised a stink over a few comments he had made; or how Vilsack quickly turned on hero Shirley Sherrod because of a fake Brietbart video. And then I think about Stephen Miller hanging on, or EPA’s Pruitt hiring a banker banned from banking to run superfund site program, or….. Yes, Tom Price quit. But I feel like Dems bend too quickly sometimes.

241
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:53:51pm
242
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:55:50pm

almost time!

243
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:55:51pm
244
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:57:15pm

heh

245
Eventual Carrion  Jan 7, 2018 • 4:59:51pm

re: #238 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

And all those damn bats in the attic.

246
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:00:40pm
247
Ace-o-aces  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:01:23pm
248
Old Liberal  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:02:53pm

re: #149 Scout

Since the tragedy of November 2016, I’ve avoided contacting a Republican guy I know.

He sent me this message this morning. I’m really weirded out by this.

Sounds to me like this would be no loss. And your life would be better without a person who is complicit to Nazis and white supremacists. I wouldn’t even bother answering. But that’s just me.

249
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:03:54pm

OK this should FINALLY settle the argument about what is the best topping for a pizza!

250
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:04:19pm

re: #249 Joe Bacon 🌹

OK this should FINALLY settle the argument about what is the best topping for a pizza!

[Embedded content]

needs mohr bacon…

251
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:05:27pm
252
sagehen  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:05:55pm

re: #174 TedStriker

In wars past, as recently as Korea or even Vietnam, most of them would have likely died in the field.

When my brother was a resident at County-USC, the ER was always half-staffed by military personnel on 6-week rotations because it was the best place to get practice treating gunshot wounds.

The only area of friction was suture contests — civilians thought they should use rulers to judge by how short and straight the scars might be, military thought they should use stopwatches to judge by how many they could close in 2 minutes.

253
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:06:32pm
254
TedStriker  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:07:21pm

re: #149 Scout

Since the tragedy of November 2016, I’ve avoided contacting a Republican guy I know.

He sent me this message this morning. I’m really weirded out by this.

As I face a new year I find myself at a crossroads: I would like to know what, if anything, you hope for from our friendship. I have waited patiently for some sign from you that you intend to re-establish communication with me that doesn’t involve accusing me of racism, fascism or some equally serious moral defect.

I will not, cannot, apologize for my political outlook or affiliation. Nor have I done you any wrong. The way I see it, you must decide whether your desire to keep yourself unsullied by associating with a Republican (even one so unwaveringly anti-Trump as I) means more to you than the friendship and acts of kindness I have tried to show you over the years.

The ball is now squarely in your court. Decide. If I do not hear from you within 48 hours I will take it that you have opted for ideological purity.

Either way, as a (former?) friend I will offer one final piece of advice: Be very careful, lest you become the very thing you hate the most: a closed-minded bigot who judges others based on labels and appearances, that than on their character and actions.

Unapologetically yours,
Xxxxxxxx

Dude sounds like a haughty, self-important asshole; if you’re gonna break it completely off, go ahead and give him what for, but don’t just ignore him on this one.

The fact that they were the ones that brought up “racism, fascism or some equally serious moral defect” says to me that they know guilty as sin or, at the very least, tolerant of these when it suits them and that they know they’re wrong, but to admit they’re wrong is unacceptable to them.

Fuck ‘em.

255
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:08:16pm

So last night I got in a discussion with David Simon about Keith Richards, watch me back peddle gracefully.

256
stpaulbear  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:08:57pm

re: #248 Old Liberal

Sounds to me like this would be no loss. And your life would be better without a person who is complicit to Nazis and white supremacists. I wouldn’t even bother answering. But that’s just me.

Or else reply “You know what? It sounds like both of us think that ending this would be best.” He all but told you you’re not his kind anymore.

257
goddamnedfrank  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:10:17pm
258
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:10:36pm

re: #149 Scout

Since the tragedy of November 2016, I’ve avoided contacting a Republican guy I know.

He sent me this message this morning. I’m really weirded out by this.

It’s a tough situation. I usually go for preserving a friendship if possible; you never know when a situation can change and you can be the one to help him. I have retained some friendships by avoiding political conversations but always making clear if a topic arises that my views are different. We agree to disagree, and focus on topics (such as family or, sometimes, economics) where we have either mutual perspectives or can discuss without acrimony.

259
Old Liberal  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:10:53pm

re: #256 stpaulbear

Or else reply “You know what? It sounds like both of us think that ending this would be best.” He all but told you you’re not his kind anymore.

The biggest reason I wouldn’t answer is the asshole will go crazy wondering if you gotthe message. Then, when he writes again, I would say “I elected to let the 48 hours go by. Those were your terms.”

260
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:15:08pm

re: #259 Old Liberal

The biggest reason I wouldn’t answer is the asshole will go crazy wondering if you gotthe message. Then, when he writes again, I would say “I elected to let the 48 hours go by. Those were your terms.”

my initial reaction posted earlier was to ignore him.
Otherwise, if guilted into responding…it would not have been polite in any sense of the imagination.

261
William Lewis  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:15:21pm

re: #234 PhillyPretzel

[Embedded content]

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

262
dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:21:02pm

Not Actually Satire

Trump starting workday later to spend more time watching TV and tweeting: report

President Trump is starting his official workday later and spending more time in the mornings watching TV and tweeting, Axios reported Sunday.

Trump’s day is now starting around 11 a.m. and he is also holding far fewer meetings during his workday, Axios reported after viewing copies of Trump’s private schedule.

The first part of Trump’s day is known as “Executive Time.” According to the schedule, it takes place in the Oval Office, but officials told Axios it actually takes place in the White House residence and consists of Trump watching TV and tweeting.
Trump reportedly arrives in the Oval Office for his intelligence briefing at 11 a.m., his first meeting of the day. He also returns to the residence by 6 p.m.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back against the report, saying Trump’s “time in the morning is a mix of residence time and Oval Office time but he always has calls with staff, Hill members, cabinet members and foreign leaders during this time.”

“The President is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen and puts in long hours and long days nearly every day of the week all year long. It has been noted by reporters many times that they wish he would slow down because they sometimes have trouble keeping up with him,” she said in a statement to Axios.

Trump’s schedule is significantly shorter than those of past presidents. Former President George W. Bush would arrive in the Oval Office by 6:45 a.m., and former President Obama would arrive between 9 and 10 a.m. after his morning workout.

The New York Times reported that Trump spends up to 8 hours a day watching television, which Trump has disputed.

“But I don’t get to watch much television. Primarily because of documents. I’m reading documents. A lot,” Trump told reporters last year. “I actually read much more — I read you people much more than I watch television.”

thehill.com

263
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:21:24pm

re: #255 gocart mozart

So last night I got in a discussion with David Simon about Keith Richards, watch me back peddle gracefully.

[Embedded content]

Which Twitter account is yours? I thought Twitter banned you.

264
Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:22:46pm

re: #255 gocart mozart

So last night I got in a discussion with David Simon about Keith Richards, watch me back peddle gracefully.

[Embedded content]

Good on ya. I hate this debate. [ETA here: I know that many black musicians suffered greatly and were ripped off.] There certainly were those who exploited the creativity of black musicians, but I don’t think the Brits were those dudes at the time. They worshipped the artists they covered. The Beatles called attention to the absurdity of American segregation when they toured the south. The Stones did everything they could to promote the artist that they learned from.

And to be fair, there were American artists who did this too. The worked within the confines the 50s and 60s culture placed on them, but some of them pushed through. I went to a lecture by musician and producer Steve Buckingham a few years ago where his entire thesis was the way that music broke down barriers in his native Virginia: they put a rope up between the black and white audience in some clubs and that rope was quickly trampled as the crowd commingled to the diverse band onstage.
en.wikipedia.org

265
PhillyPretzel  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:23:50pm

re: #261 William Lewis

EGL89iU2uJ26dExbjv+qEzysUgdVov4LVff62bZO6uuefylBPfwHNsiD4NP99X0NUCE8w2qLYrdI7mcnyrNEJERK+r6RRjUhhKMkZow4iI9/irZ+igNW6R9HryoNGH+zzFn9yOd+6uV39/GsE/rVDQwtX47RGp0GzbJ+Gd/518PB+9lVSH1i86stVXs6mjiCwRrSoBRomwBRJL1bAssl80PKoinaR3e/in0yIZdIxT6rHcw81CeUNwytYvko+LJuLXDpc2/46+IV0JZ9PfMP0A==

266
William Lewis  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:24:24pm

re: #149 Scout

No loss.

Though I would tell him that the arrogance of that missive says everything needed about his lack of morality and why he is a republican. Just because he is slightly smart enough to oppose Trump, is he out there fighting for the civil liberties that Trump and the modern day Secret State Police at ICE are smashing every day? Is he opposing their ecological devastation? Is he opposing their shredding of the US economy & destroying SS & Medicare so that billionaires can get a tax cut? If not, well, as I said, no loss.

I suppose he thinks he’s a good Christian, too? < smdh >

267
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:25:42pm

Mavericks are retiring Derek Harper’s number in Dallas tonight.

What a great guard he was. Had the Knicks won that Finals against the Rockets in ‘94, he would have been Finals MVP - and that was after he was kind of old.

268
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:26:49pm

re: #263 The Vicious Babushka

Which Twitter account is yours? I thought Twitter banned you.

Floppy Boot Stomp

269
BeachDem  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:27:19pm

OK—I’m already bored with the Golden Globes—guess I’ll go back to reading “the book” for a bit.

270
William Lewis  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:28:47pm

re: #265 PhillyPretzel

[Embedded content]

z72J+NUVktj66UhBLJBg1/uJ1UfRFAvrkbisNkzRSnKcV2MtBqOuw+2wj9lR74CgnZqTRUi/bsaWmvg6fbj4Zuu2Wv3KJ7/D

271
Old Liberal  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:29:46pm

re: #266 William Lewis

No loss.

Though I would tell him that the arrogance of that missive says everything needed about his lack of morality and why he is a republican. Just because he is slightly smart enough to oppose Trump, is he out there fighting for the civil liberties that Trump and the modern day Secret State Police at ICE are smashing every day? Is he opposing their ecological devastation? Is he opposing their shredding of the US economy & destroying SS & Medicare so that billionaires can get a tax cut? If not, well, as I said, no loss.

I suppose he thinks he’s a good Christian, too? < smdh >

To me, there is one reason and one reason only why Drumpf still sits in the office of President. That is because the vast majority of conservatives WON’T PICK UP THE PHONE TO TELL THEIR REPUBLICAN SENATORS AND CONGRESSPERSONS THAT THEY HAVE HAD IT WITH THIS CLOWNSHOW. They can’t even be bothered to do that. They are 100% complicit by their inaction. The house is on fire, and they do nothing. Beneath contempt.

272
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:30:04pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

Entertainment Weekly

@EW
Debra Messing on the red carpet when being interviewed by E!: “I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts. I miss Catt Sadler. We stand with her.” #GoldenGlobes

6:25 PM - Jan 7, 2018
73 73 Replies 842 842 Retweets 3,217 3,217 likes

If these Hollywood e-leets keep up with all this protestin’ stuff, and the ath-o-leets too, wingnut America is gunna run out of TeeVee to watch. Real ‘muricans are gittin’ sick of it, I tells you. *spit*

273
TedStriker  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:31:37pm

re: #264 Barefoot Grin

Good on ya. I hate this debate. [ETA here: I know that many black musicians suffered greatly and were ripped off.] There certainly were those who exploited the creativity of black musicians, but I don’t think the Brits were those dudes at the time. They worshipped the artists they covered. The Beatles called attention to the absurdity of American segregation when they toured the south. The Stones did everything they could to promote the artist that they learned from.

And to be fair, there were American artists who did this too. The worked within the confines the 50s and 60s culture placed on them, but some of them pushed through. I went to a lecture by musician and producer Steve Buckingham a few years ago where his entire thesis was the way that music broke down barriers in his native Virginia: they put a rope up between the black and white audience in some clubs and that rope was quickly trampled as the crowd commingled to the diverse band onstage.
en.wikipedia.org

There’s a early concert promo picture of Little Richard with the Beatles (LR was headlining and the Beatles were opening for him); you can see that they were just starstruck and completely in awe of LR.

274
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:32:33pm
275
fern01  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:33:10pm

re: #262 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Not Actually Satire

Trump starting workday later to spend more time watching TV and tweeting: report

President Trump is starting his official workday later and spending more time in the mornings watching TV and tweeting, Axios reported Sunday.

Trump’s day is now starting around 11 a.m. and he is also holding far fewer meetings during his workday, Axios reported after viewing copies of Trump’s private schedule.

Fewer meetings probably because no-one wants to meet with him - and he has no idea what they are talking about if they do have a meeting - so easiest option - no meetings. Reality is his C of S is running the administration.

276
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:33:19pm
277
ThomasLite  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:34:21pm

re: #264 Barefoot Grin

Not just that I mean for fuck’s sake, culture works by riffing on what’s already there. However brilliant something might sound to our frame of reference, chances are it wouldn’t even work half as good if not for the target audience’s familiarity with (a bunch of) the referenced and not-quite-so-referenced material that directly preceded it.

It’s bad enough we’ve gone completely insane on IP law pretty much around the globe but let’s not let that stubborn refusal to acknowledge how iterative improvement is actually how culture inherently comes about get any further out of hand than it has already :/

//and don’t even get started on that ‘cultural appropriation’ BS. Geesh. Sometimes I really wonder how/why western civilisation hasn’t been devoured by its own stupidity yet :/

278
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:36:25pm
279
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:37:28pm
280
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:39:11pm

So, not only is Stephen Miller an annoying asshole, he’s also apparently a big fucking baby.

281
goddamnedfrank  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:39:23pm

re: #149 Scout

Since the tragedy of November 2016, I’ve avoided contacting a Republican guy I know.

He sent me this message this morning. I’m really weirded out by this.

You should be weirded out. That psychotic ultimatum is some 200 proof passive-aggressive stalker-esque creepsauce. Do not let that fucker back in your life, like ever.

282
freetoken  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:39:58pm

re: #236 The Vicious Babushka

Yes, Trump is taking credit erroneously.

But that graph has it’s own propagandistic qualities:

1) it uses a logarithmic scale for the y-axis. Now, that is probably a good choice for important analyses, but it does make the later changes seem to be less. But the casual viewer of that is probably not aware that it makes the recent change in the DJIA look different than changes 9 years ago.

2) the x-axis stops the actual graph now several weeks short of where we are today.

283
Belafon  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:39:59pm

re: #230 Belafon

Someone made an interesting point about the WikiLeaks upload of the book: They could have modified it, adding some fake stories or tweaking some of the existing ones.

284
freetoken  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:41:16pm

The more important thing about the DJIA is that it may be predicting increasing inflation.

285
teleskiguy  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:41:56pm

What a cockpunch.

286
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:42:31pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good stuff deep in that Doctor Timeline—\

Mark Reid, MD
@medicalaxioms
If you want to get discharged from an inpatient psychiatry unit, steer clear of the words stable, genius, or #stablegenuis.

Always read the comments.

287
Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:43:11pm

Every once in awhile, unbidden, this fucking song pops up in my head:

Teenage Fanclub - Alcoholiday (audio only)

288
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:44:50pm

I’m wondering what Miller thought he was going to accomplish by refusing to leave the CNN set.

Was he going to call Tapper out? I figure Jake would have kicked his ass cold if it came to that.

289
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:47:00pm

re: #288 makeitstop

I’m wondering what Miller thought he was going to accomplish by refusing to leave the CNN set.

Was he going to call Tapper out? I figure Jake would have kicked his ass cold if it came to that.

Score points with wingnuts.

“He’s a real badass!”

290
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:48:02pm
291
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:48:25pm

re: #289 ObserverArt

Score points with wingnuts.

“He’s a real badass!”

Until Tapper broke his jaw and knocked him out. Then ‘Tapper is such a bully!’

292
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:48:32pm

re: #274 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

293
bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:50:00pm

re: #285 teleskiguy

What a cockpunch.

[Embedded content]

Miller strikes me as the type who has to be escorted out of every room he has ever entered.

294
I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:51:46pm

re: #293 bill d. (b.d.)

Miller strikes me as the type who has to be escorted out of every room he has ever entered.

especially the girl’s locker room.

295
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:52:02pm

re: #262 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

It has been noted by reporters many times that they wish he would slow down because they sometimes have trouble keeping up with him,” she said in a statement to Axios.

Which reporters, Sarah? Maggie and Glenn don’t count…

296
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:57:27pm

re: #293 bill d. (b.d.)

Miller strikes me as the type who has to be escorted out of every room he has ever entered.

Probably with extra security so he doesn’t get his ass kicked hard by the room.

297
The Major  Jan 7, 2018 • 5:59:10pm

re: #128 JordanRules

298
The Major  Jan 7, 2018 • 6:01:25pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

299
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2018 • 6:08:50pm

re: #288 makeitstop

I’m wondering what Miller thought he was going to accomplish by refusing to leave the CNN set.

Was he going to call Tapper out? I figure Jake would have kicked his ass cold if it came to that.

well, the yam loved it, as did the rest of the walking braindead, so…Mission Accomplished!

300
gocart mozart  Jan 7, 2018 • 6:13:40pm
301
The Major  Jan 7, 2018 • 6:15:47pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

302
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 7, 2018 • 6:16:42pm

re: #280 makeitstop

So, not only is Stephen Miller an annoying asshole, he’s also apparently a big fucking baby.

[Embedded content]

I just realized who inspired Shithead Miller to act the way he did!

Alex Jones goes nuts on the BBC and host calls him an idiot & ‘worst person ever interviewed’

303
nines09  Jan 7, 2018 • 6:33:24pm

re: #273 TedStriker

Damn. Little Ricards got a bus head.
Or the Beatles are hobbits…


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Day After Neo-Nazi Is Convicted of Murder, Associates of a Violent Skinhead Group Charged With Hate Crimes Travis David Condor, a member of the band Birthrite and head of hate-music record label American Defense Records, was among nine people arrested at a bar in Lynwood, Washington, early Saturday morning. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said in ...
Thanos
2 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 256 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Embattled Washington Rep. Matt Shea Is Skirting State Law to Funnel Campaign Funds to Far-Right Groups Shea uses his office and campaign funds to spearhead a partitionist effort to split Washington into two states, and may have violated state laws by using surplus campaign funds to make at least $5,500 in contributions to far-right nonprofit ...
Thanos
2 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 163 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Outer Worlds - Official Announcement Trailer Watch the official announcement trailer for The Outer Worlds, a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to ...
Thanos
2 days, 23 hours ago
Views: 155 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Umbrella Academy When it rains, it pours. Here's your first look at The Umbrella Academy. Coming to Netflix February 15. A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and ...
Thanos
2 days, 23 hours ago
Views: 143 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Suspect My Tears The new deluxe album ‘Look Now’ out now, order here: elviscostello.lnk.to Explore more music from Elvis Costello: lnk.to Follow Elvis Costello:Facebook: facebook.comInstagram: instagram.comTwitter: twitter.comWebsite: elviscostello.com Director & Original Story - MustashrikExecutive Production - Whitney JacksonProduced by Partizan VFX Supervisor ...
Thanos
3 days ago
Views: 199 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
VULFPECK /// Half of the Way (Feat. Theo Katzman) VULFPECK /// Half of the Waybuy on bandcamp → vuuulf.com Theo Katzman — vocalsLarry Goldings — piano, composerRyan Lerman — guitar, composer, engineerJoey Dosik — saxWoody Goss — tambourineJack Stratton — drums, mixingJoe Dart — fender bassCory Wong — ...
Thanos
3 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 117 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Storyhill - Blazing Out of Sight (Live at Radio Heartland)Storyhill perform "Blazing Out of Sight," from their 2007 self-titled album as well from the 2018 compilation, "Stages," live at Radio Heartland.
Thanos
3 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 134 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
How Smooth Jazz Took Over the ’90s You should give smooth jazz a chance. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl Smooth jazz has gotten a bad rap for decades. It’s often associated with background music for elevators or the soundtrack at the dentist office. Smooth jazz is ...
Thanos
4 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 161 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Feds Target Butina’s GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations. The Daily Beast reviewed a so-called “target letter” that ...
Thanos
6 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 238 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Police: Charge Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu With Bribery in Telecom Case - Israel News - Haaretz.com The police and Israel Securities Authority on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau and his wife, Sara, as well as media mogul Shaul Elovitch and his wife, Iris, for bribery and other corruption charges in the investigation dubbed ...
Thanos
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 302 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0