Washington Post Headline: Trump Attacks Protections for Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries in Oval Office Meeting

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On one level this is completely unsurprising, because anyone paying attention already knew what was behind Trump’s jingoistic nationalism. It’s not like he tries very hard to hide it, after all.

But on another level… damn.

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting.

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday.

How will the United States ever expiate the abject shame of allowing such a vile racist swine to occupy the White House?

The White House has already issued a response to this Washington Post story, and they’re not denying he said it.

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493 comments

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:16:04pm

Shithole Zimbabwe.

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:16:05pm

Takes one to know one.

/had to, sorry. I’ll work on growing up.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:16:08pm

Seriously fuck him, his supporters, and his enablers. This is racist and this is insulting to so many Americans. I’m glad they’re not denying it but the hacks are still going to try to claim it wasn’t bigoted in any way.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:16:35pm

re: #2 wrenchwench

Takes one to know one.

/had to, sorry. I’ll work on growing up.

Nope, he deserves it WW. Fucking bigoted piece of shit.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:17:41pm

re: #1 Ace Rothstein

Shithole Zimbabwe.

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Shithole El Salvador

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:18:02pm

re: #5 darthstar

Shithole El Salvador

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And Shithole Haiti

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:18:33pm

re: #5 darthstar

Shithole Cape Town.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:18:45pm

Is Black Panther going to scare the shit out of Trump?

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:19:04pm

So…if you’re wondering why Puerto Rico still doesn’t have electricity…wonder no more.

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nines09  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:19:05pm

re: #2 wrenchwench

Takes one to know one.

/had to, sorry. I’ll work on growing up.

“I’ve seen many a shithole in my time. You, sir, are a shithole. And your ma too.”
I’m working on growing up also.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:19:23pm

re: #7 Ace Rothstein

Shithole Cape Town.

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I can hear the vuvuzelas from here.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:20:23pm

I’m now imagining Trump wanting a trade embargo against Wakanda for refusing to sell vibranium to the US.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:20:48pm

We will soon see pages of “serious” discussion of why the term “shithole” is entirely appropriate to describe the countries in question, not denigrating, disparaging or racist. Soon people will be claiming that some of their best friends come from shithole countries.

Why the fuck would somebody wanna leave Norway to live in the USA?

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bratwurst  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:21:16pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:21:18pm

Look at this Honduras shithole!

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:21:24pm

re: #12 Belafon

ROFLMAO!!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:21:28pm

Let’s be honest. A lot of those countries have the problems that they do due to our policies. I was talking about El Salvador a couple days ago and how our policies really messed things up there. Of course, Trump doesn’t know about that nor does he care.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:22:14pm

re: #15 Ace Rothstein

Look at this Honduras shithole!

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Biggest waterfall in the continent right? That’s beautiful. I have some wonderful photos of Costa Rica that my brother took that I’d like to share but I’d rather get his permission first.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:22:24pm

Love the anti shithole pics y’all!

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:22:38pm
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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:22:41pm

re: #12 Belafon

I’m now imagining Trump wanting a trade embargo against Wakanda for refusing to sell vibranium to the US.

re: #12 Belafon

I’m now imagining Trump wanting a trade embargo against Wakanda for refusing to sell vibranium to the US.

Get someone to say something about that on Fox & Friends and he’d be all over it.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:23:32pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

When I learned about Haiti’s history I almost choked. Like, no fucking wonder.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:23:41pm

re: #18 HappyWarrior

Biggest waterfall in the continent right? That’s beautiful. I have some wonderful photos of Costa Rica that my brother took that I’d like to share but I’d rather get his permission first.

NO IT’S NOT BEAUTIFUL! IT’S A SHITHOLE!
/

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:24:30pm

re: #22 JordanRules

When I learned about Haiti’s history I almost choked. Like, no fucking wonder.

People don’t realize how much that sort of thing can really impact a country. Geography too.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:24:44pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:25:03pm

Note that we’re having this discussion while:

1. Avoiding the awkward topic of how much the service and manual labor industries love people from “shitholes” because they can be had for cheap, and can be cowed into accepting even less.

2. Avoiding the extra-awkward topic of Donald Trump’s own businesses’ affection for cheap labor from “shitholes” to knock down buildings and maintain golf courses.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:25:25pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:26:05pm

Look at this shithole!

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:26:08pm
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electrotek  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:26:35pm

How do Christians from Middle Eastern and South Asian countries factor in?

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:26:39pm

I HATE THIS MOTHERFUCKER.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:26:45pm

Chuck Todd did his best to water it down. Good to see CNN calling it like it is.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:27:14pm

re: #30 electrotek

They don’t count. The Bible isn’t written in American there.

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:27:18pm

re: #28 Ace Rothstein

Look at this shithole!

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Photoshop! That thing used to be buried in… sand and stuff.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:28:23pm

re: #33 Ace Rothstein

If they can’t give ‘em white babies, it’s a no go!

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:28:53pm

It ain’t a real shithole until he can Tweet from it.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:28:58pm

The only reason Trump said he wanted immigrants from Norway was because he just met their PM yesterday and, besides being white, she spoke English.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:29:29pm

re: #37 darthstar

The only reason Trump said he wanted immigrants from Norway was because he just met their PM yesterday and, besides being white, she spoke English.

That’s correct.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:30:06pm

Look at this Kenya shithole!

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:30:35pm
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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:31:13pm

re: #40 JordanRules

yet.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:32:27pm

re: #40 JordanRules

re: #41 darthstar

It is in the free dictionary.
thefreedictionary.com

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:32:27pm

Hey, Happy! Slovenia gets a mention!

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:32:57pm

“Alternative facts,” “shithole,” both uttered in the month of January. Coinkydink?

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nines09  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:33:11pm

The White House and the entire Halls of Congress are infected with rats and worse, and Trump calls other places shitholes. Cognitive shitholeitis motherfucker.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:33:20pm

re: #43 wrenchwench

Hey, Happy! Slovenia gets a mention!

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HA!

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Woods Witch  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:34:07pm

Made the mistake of reading the comments on this topic over at Free Republic. Don’t….just don’t. Off to shower!

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:34:16pm

When the major media are all outright using the word “shithole” without bleeping it, this feels like a turning point of some kind. Trump may have really stepped in this time. I hope. He needs to go.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:35:03pm

When my Dad’s great grandfolks came from Ireland, Ireland was regarded as a shithole, Trump’s ideological ancestors complained that they were the wrong religion, lacked a work ethic, etc. Well they only helped built the country. Anyone proud of their immigrant ancestors should be appalled by what Trump said. Doesn’t matter where your family was from.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:35:34pm

speaking of shitholes, MrBWS’s niece in Texas is getting married.
We got a postcard with some ~kindergarten age photos, saying “Save the date because these kids are getting married!”
Jaime is a beautiful little fairy princess, Omar is totes adorbs in his little mariachi outfit.

I suspect it’s gonna be a happening wedding.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:35:36pm

re: #43 wrenchwench

Hey, Happy! Slovenia gets a mention!

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Really? No mention of the Irish? I thought that was just in Blazing Saddles.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:35:39pm
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nines09  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:36:00pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

When the major media are all outright using the word “shithole” without bleeping it, this feels like a turning point of some kind. Trump may have really stepped in this time. I hope. He needs to go.

Nah….

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:36:04pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

When the major media are all outright using the word “shithole” without bleeping it, this feels like a turning point of some kind. Trump may have really stepped in this time. I hope. He needs to go.

Well, not Chuck Todd. He’s still hoping for some kind of pivot here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:36:18pm

He absolutely is a racist. Nothing’s changed here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:36:42pm

re: #54 darthstar

Well, not Chuck Todd. He’s still hoping for some kind of pivot here.

He’ll be claiming that Trump will be making pivots when Trump is rotting in a cell.

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:37:11pm

re: #55 HappyWarrior

He absolutely is a racist. Nothing’s changed here.

He pardoned Arpaio. That says it all.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:37:26pm

re: #54 darthstar

Well, not Chuck Todd. He’s still hoping for some kind of pivot here.

Did. Chuck U bring up Hillary and Deplorable again?

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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:37:51pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

Unfortunately, we said that about ‘pussy’.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:38:13pm

re: #57 wrenchwench

He pardoned Arpaio. That says it all.

For me, the defining moment was when he called Judge Curiel a Mexican and whipped that crowd into a frenzy.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:38:27pm

man’s a pig

this is merely one more reason why
one we already knew
he just removed all the pretense

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:38:33pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:38:53pm

Hannity is frantically searching though the tapes to find when Hillary did something like this.

I don’t know why he’d bother when he could just make it up.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:38:53pm

re: #59 stpaulbear

Unfortunately, we said that about ‘pussy’.

Yep. I’m not even going to write about this on on my FB account because I know the few Trump apologists I have are going to make excuses and just piss me off.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:39:25pm

re: #63 Skip Intro

Hannity is frantically searching though the tapes to find when Hillary did something like this.

I don’t know why he’d bother when he could just make it up.

Yeah don’t they always have a bogus racist HRC quote handy for times like this?

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:39:57pm

re: #59 stpaulbear

Unfortunately, we said that about ‘pussy’.

They had not yet told us about the Russians. Could have been a deadly combo. But history is full of ‘couldas’.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:40:00pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:40:08pm

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Always.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:40:08pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:40:54pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

What’s worse is allowing him to remain there.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:41:05pm
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bratwurst  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:41:21pm
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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:41:32pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

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The basket of deplorables has been fluffed up.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:41:53pm

You know though, I was at my favorite Tex-Mex place again today. It’s a former food truck turned restaurant. I think the owners are a husband and wife. Not sure where they’re from but they have one of the best Tex-Mex places I’ve ever been to. It’s quick, has a lot of choices, feels authentic, and it’s literally right next door to our office. Those people probably risked a lot to come here. Native born Americans like Trump and his base have no idea what immigrants sacrifice to leave.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:41:56pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:44:09pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

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It’s not just that he called those countries shitholes, it’s that he complained that people are coming from those “shithole countries.” But Trump Toady don’t care.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:44:39pm

Meanwhile, Trump’s man-crush is courting someone else…

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:45:08pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

When the major media are all outright using the word “shithole” without bleeping it, this feels like a turning point of some kind. Trump may have really stepped in this time. I hope. He needs to go.

It literally is just a matter of time before Donald Trump drops the ‘n-word’ on a live mic.

And he will still get cover for his using the word from the usual sources.

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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:45:55pm

re: #78 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

And it won’t matter a bit.

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:46:20pm

He’s boneless!

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:46:46pm

Only when the overall economy takes a dump will this country have the nerve and resolve to finally take care of this Trump nightmare by Impeachment. There is simply too much money to be made presently as the new unfunded tax cuts means several more months of inflated market activity while enriched multi-$$$ millionaires are actively raping the country.

Only when the business cycle turns (and it will) and the wealthy who control our country throw all pretense out the window (as their portfolios sink) can the Trump momentum be stopped. The Con is good only as long as the days are sunny and bright. The blinders will come off once the economy starts realizing that these Con Man tax cuts are going to have to be paid for, and it is the middle class once again taken to the cleaners by rich Con Man Republicans.

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mmmirele  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:46:48pm

I broke one of my rules when driving today. I was listening to a talk show on Sirius XM, and the host was talking about how Trump had called El Salvador, Haiti and “Africa” (yeah, I know Africa is many countries) “shithole countries.” I was all, “naw, he couldn’t have done that.” So when I was at a stoplight, I pulled out my phone and plugged “shithole” into Twitter search.

Uh yeah, he said, “shithole.” And then I came home to find the Washington Post broke all sorts of unwritten rules by putting “shithole” in its headline.

OMG, every single day it’s worse and worse. I can’t believe he’d say something like that, but then again, I know he’s racist, so yeah, we’re seeing the racist SOB coming out.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:47:18pm

I like this one. Takes a shot at the whole stinkin family!

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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:47:20pm

I’m going to guess that Trump referred to 90% of his campaign stops as shitholes. He even referred to the White House as a ‘real dump’.

This doesn’t make him any less of a fucking racist pig.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:47:39pm

re: #80 wrenchwench

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:47:47pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

You know though, I was at my favorite Tex-Mex place again today. It’s a former food truck turned restaurant. I think the owners are a husband and wife. Not sure where they’re from but they have one of the best Tex-Mex places I’ve ever been to. It’s quick, has a lot of choices, feels authentic, and it’s literally right next door to our office. Those people probably risked a lot to come here. Native born Americans like Trump and his base have no idea what immigrants sacrifice to leave.

what did they do, park it and take the wheels off?
(just kidding, really)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:48:01pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

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I do so much hope that a colonoscopy is part of the exam. The crap spewing (oh, and his tweets, too…) during executive time while he is trapped on the golden throne during the prep will be epic.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:48:53pm

re: #82 mmmirele

I broke one of my rules when driving today. I was listening to a talk show on Sirius XM, and the host was talking about how Trump had called El Salvador, Haiti and “Africa” (yeah, I know Africa is many countries) “shithole countries.” I was all, “naw, he couldn’t have done that.” So when I was at a stoplight, I pulled out my phone and plugged “shithole” into Twitter search.

Uh yeah, he said, “shithole.” And then I came home to find the Washington Post broke all sorts of unwritten rules by putting “shithole” in its headline.

OMG, every single day it’s worse and worse. I can’t believe he’d say something like that, but then again, I know he’s racist, so yeah, we’re seeing the racist SOB coming out.

Racist and senile. A racist with all his faculties intact in Trump’s position would not say that.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:48:54pm

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

I do so much hope that a colonoscopy is part of the exam. The crap spewing (oh, and his tweets, too…) during executive time while he is trapped on the golden throne during the prep will be epic.

They will have to do one if they want to perform an EEG.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:49:27pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:49:28pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:49:39pm
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Old Liberal  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:49:42pm

re: #81 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Only when the overall economy takes a dump will this country have the nerve and resolve to finally take care of this Trump nightmare by Impeachment. There is simply too much money to be made presently as the new unfunded tax cuts means several more months of inflated market activity while enriched multi-$$$ millionaires are actively raping the country.

Only when the business cycle turns (and it will) and the wealthy who control our country throw all pretense out the window (as their portfolios sink) can the Trump momentum be stopped. The Con is good only as long as the days are sunny and bright. The blinders will come off once the economy starts realizing that these Con Man tax cuts are going to have to be paid for, and it is the middle class once again taken to the cleaners by rich Con Man Republicans.

Agree, however the “dead-enders” of anti-abortion, guns, gays, god, and greed will never let go.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:49:43pm

re: #86 dangerman

what did they do, park it and take the wheels off?
(just kidding, really)

Heh I know. There’s actually quite a few successful food trucks that have turned restaurant. District Taco is probably the most famous. Now that one I know for a fact the owners are immigrants. And they’re consistently said to have one of the best bargain breakfasts in Washington and best tacos. There was a nice feature some months back about them. Immigrants are in fact more entrepreneurial than native born Americans.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:49:47pm

At least there’s good news for the Brits.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:50:07pm

re: #89 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

They will have to do one if they want to perform an EEG.

i went “wait, what? ….oh. ah”

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:51:43pm
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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:51:48pm

re: #95 darthstar

At least there’s good news for the Brits.

i was hoping he’d go over there and we wouldnt let him back in here - no passport or chain migration or something…

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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:52:12pm

Trump is becoming his racist butler from Mar-a-Grifto.

On Wednesday, Senecal put up a post that read:

To all my friends on FB, just a short note to you on our pus headed “president” !!!! This character who I refer to as zero (0) should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term !!!!! Instead he still remains in office doing every thing he can to gut the America we all know and love !!!!! Now comes Donald J Trump to put an end to the corruption in government !!!! The so called elite, who are nothing but common dog turds from your front lawn are shaking in their boots because there is a new Sheriff coming to town, and the end to their corruption of the American people (YOU) is at hand !!!! I cannot believe that a common murder is even allowed to run (killery clinton) OR that a commie like bernie is a also allowed to also run !!!! Come on America put your big boy pants on—this election you have a choice—GET YOUR ASS OUT AND VOTE !!!! Thank you !!!!

We had plenty of warning about what Trump was. Half of the country just decided it didn’t matter.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:53:03pm

For those who like a good list!

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:53:21pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:54:03pm

re: #99 Skip Intro

Trump is becoming his racist butler from Mar-a-Grifto.

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We had plenty of warning about what Trump was. Half of the country just decided it didn’t matter.

Half the country lives in an inverted manufactured-reality where Obama was destroying the country, and Trump is fixing it, just like Trump’s racist Butler.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:54:10pm

re: #1 Ace Rothstein

Shithole Zimbabwe.

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Is there a Trump Hotel property there?

No.

Shithole.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:54:20pm
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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:55:53pm

re: #101 wrenchwench

I love Twitty and this makes me so sad and angry.

Can’t wait until I can get his book.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:56:16pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:56:27pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

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Yeah his base. Of course, it will, his base who has probably never met a person from Haiti, El Salvador, or anywhere in Africa. Fuck his racist ass base.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:56:27pm

Trump is racist to his core and so are most of his supporters, though many will deny it. But as others here have pointed out, without this racism, he would never have been elected.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:56:28pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

CNN: The President’s “shithole” remark is being received much differently inside of the WH. Staffers predict the comment will resonate with his base
Because they understand that Trump’s primary appeal to his followers is based on white supremacism

duh - its their job to spin

you support a pig, youre a pig
you work for a pig, youre a pig
they are pigs themselves

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:56:59pm
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jimmyvluv4u  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:57:05pm

re: #106 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Drudge seems to be embracing the headline now…

“TRUMP BALKS AT ‘SHITHOLE’ IMMIGRATION DEAL”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:57:24pm

On second thought, maybe I do want to be deported to Poland.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:58:06pm

re: #112 Anymouse 🌹

On second thought, maybe I do want to be deported to Poland.

Poland’s got plenty of xenophobia too unfortunately.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:58:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:58:39pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

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Welp they’re not denying it. That’s somewhat refreshing in one way, disturbing how they’re embracing it though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 2:59:41pm
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sagehen  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:00:09pm

re: #99 Skip Intro

Trump is becoming his racist butler from Mar-a-Grifto.

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We had plenty of warning about what Trump was. Half of the country just decided it didn’t matter.

1/4 decided it didn’t matter; for another 1/4, it was a selling point.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:00:12pm

re: #113 HappyWarrior

Poland’s got plenty of xenophobia too unfortunately.

Regrettably there is xenophobia everywhere.

That said, perhaps Poland’s foreign minister’s comments about San Escobar can be lined up with Trump’s about Nambia to see which of those countries would be a better ally.

en.wikipedia.org

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:00:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:01:12pm

What makes me sick about it? I know many people who are from these countries or whose parents are. I know people who work just as if not harder than native born Americans such as myself because there’s much more to prove if you’re not a native born American or if you’re a POC. When Trump says this or as he has said in the past, they’re not sending us their best, that’s an attack on these people, but it’s also an attack on me, my ancestors too often came from countries that Trump’s ideological ancestors saw as shitholes: Ireland in the Famine era, the Slavic countries of the Austro-Hungarian empire, etc. I’m proud to be an American but I’m proud of those countries too. Their beauty, their people, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:01:47pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Didn’t he just meet with the Norweigan PM? I think that’s why he said Norway.

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451_Montag  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:01:51pm

Our illustrious host is pageing over at the Rawstory.

rawstory.com

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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:02:00pm

Trump knows all about shitholes. After all he has two, one at each end.

Now we will see the entire Republican party rally about this turd-stuffed fornicator of a president* over this latest outrage. This is truly appropriate for a party best summarized as a cesspit of Satan.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:02:42pm

re: #109 dangerman

duh - its their job to spin

you support a pig, youre a pig
you work for a pig, youre a pig
they are pigs themselves

It’s not spin — it’s the absolute truth. His base applauds the use of these terms to describe immigrants they think are unworthy. They are white supremacists just like him — they embraced the label deplorable because they really are. Most of them support statues celebrating the Confederacy so why would anyone be surprised by this terminology to demean these people?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:03:13pm

re: #118 Anymouse 🌹

Regrettably there is xenophobia everywhere.

That said, perhaps Poland’s foreign minister’s comments about San Escobar can be lined up with Trump’s about Nambia to see which of those countries would be a better ally.

en.wikipedia.org

There is. I feel increasingly like a man without a country with Trump in charge. I’ve been feeling that way anyhow but he’s made it more so.

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meteor  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:03:22pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Exactly.

My father’s family is from Cork and Killarney. My mother’s family is from Palermo.

If either of them had been able to stay there, they probably would have.

But they didn’t.

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Citizen K  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:03:58pm

Christ. It really never ends with this bastard, does it?

Acosta calling Trump out on air like this is a nice start. Lets see if other media mucks will follow suit and stop dancing around the fucking issue finally.

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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:04:04pm

re: #120 HappyWarrior

He isn’t going to stop here. Eventually it will be the “shithole states” that didn’t vote for him, and how he’s going to deal with them. Then it will be the shithole people who didn’t vote for him, then the shithole people who criticize him.

We’re on the fast train to hell on earth now.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:04:57pm

With all these pictures of shitholes - I realize I need to travel more to shitholes.

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S'latch  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:05:19pm

Today, America is the shithole country, in my opinion.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:05:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:06:21pm

re: #126 meteor

Exactly.

My father’s family is from Cork and Killarney. My mother’s family is from Palermo.

If either of them had been able to stay there, they probably would have.

But they didn’t.

I talked to a cousin who still lives in Slovenia. His great grandfather was just a boy when my great grandfather left. I can’t imagine that. I am lucky to be an American but I know random luck brought me here. Connecting with overseas cousins has re-enforced that view. Yeah I’m American but I’m also connected to other countries too. You’d think that Trump having an immigrant mother and two immigrant wives would empathize only a little but it’s race with him.

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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:06:48pm

re: #130 S’latch

Today, America is the shithole country, in my opinion.

Trump voters and Republicans are certainly pieces of shit. It remains to be seen if they will continue to contaminate US politics as they are presently doing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:06:58pm

re: #127 Citizen K

Christ. It really never ends with this bastard, does it?

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Acosta calling Trump out on air like this is a nice start. Lets see if other media mucks will follow suit and stop dancing around the fucking issue finally.

The supporters getting giddy about the remark PROVE that HRC was right about the deplorable remark.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:07:46pm

Watching Ari now. “Shithole” in quotes right up there on the chyron.

A new “low” in television?

No. A new low in The White House.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:07:50pm

re: #131 Charles Johnson

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Oh the famed “elites”, how about Trump himself and his cabinet. Yeah they’re not elites. Stupid Trumpers think this administration really cares about the average American.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:08:13pm

re: #135 ObserverArt

Watching Ari now. “Shithole” in quotes right up there on the chyron.

A new “low” in television?

No. A new low in The White House.

A new low until the next low.

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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:08:58pm

re: #134 HappyWarrior

The supporters getting giddy about the remark PROVE that HRC was right about the deplorable remark.

Which is why she was punished for that comment. The main rule of the media’s great both-siderist lie is that nobody is permitted to tell the truth about Republicans.

See also Obama and “clinging bitterly to guns and religion”.

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:09:20pm

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Yeah don’t they always have a bogus racist HRC quote handy for times like this?

Or BRING ON THE WHITEY TAPE!!

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Alephnaught  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:09:38pm

re: #91 darthstar

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First reply to that tweet:

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Citizen K  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:09:41pm

re: #137 HappyWarrior

A new low until the next low.

Pretty much sums up the entire situation, doesn’t it?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:09:43pm

re: #138 EPR-radar

Which is why she was punished for that comment. The main rule of the media’s great both-siderist lie is that nobody is permitted to tell the truth about Republicans.

See also Obama and “clinging bitterly to guns and religion”.

Yep.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:09:49pm

re: #131 Charles Johnson

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:10:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:10:28pm

re: #135 ObserverArt

Watching Ari now. “Shithole” in quotes right up there on the chyron.

A new “low” in television?

No. A new low in The White House.

Same with CNN

Shithole on the chyron

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:11:08pm

“And this surprises you?” variant number 7634.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:12:33pm
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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:13:01pm

I think Trump is doomed to disappointment on getting more Norwegian (Normegian?) immigration. People usually want to move up, or at least make a lateral move when they go to another country.

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sagehen  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:13:42pm

What time does the Daily Show tape? ‘Cause Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is tonight’s interview.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:14:02pm

It would be cool if tourism increased for these countries.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:14:58pm

re: #131 Charles Johnson

Part of the game is to just keep saying they’re the majority.

They’ll make it true, which means it’s true.

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sagehen  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:14:59pm

re: #148 calochortus

I think Trump is doomed to disappointment on getting more Norwegian (Normegian?) immigration. People usually want to move up, or at least make a lateral move when they go to another country.

Norway only has about 4 million people total. Even if every single one of them came here, it would barely make a dent.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:15:23pm

10. Not giving a single shit when Puerto Rico got partially wiped off the map.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:15:34pm

I’m sure Norwegians are clamoring to come to a place with no universal healthcare.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:15:55pm
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electrotek  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:16:08pm

re: #154 jaunte

I’m sure Norwegians are clamoring to come to a place with no universal healthcare.

Not even that Peter Sweden fuckstick is wanting to jump ship to America.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:16:52pm

re: #146 jaunte

“And this surprises you?” variant number 7634.

Yeah - every time I use the word “now” in a tweet, I get these one-uppers ranting about “where the fuck have you been if you think this just started NOW?”

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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:16:56pm

re: #152 sagehen

Norway only has about 4 million people total. Even if every single one of them came here, it would barely make a dent.

That too, though I think you could say the same about most of northern Europe, where Trump feels more comfortable with the people.

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ipsos  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:17:00pm

re: #153 Eclectic Cyborg

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10. Not giving a single shit when Puerto Rico got partially wiped off the map.

About that - did anyone notice that the list of Sam’s Clubs being closed today included all 3 Puerto Rico locations? Just another way to make recovery harder there. Looks like they’re also pulling out of Alaska.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:17:28pm

re: #153 Eclectic Cyborg

I knew Trump was a racist the day he “penned” the press and invited passerbys to taunt them. I think he was still running for the nomination.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:18:35pm

re: #154 jaunte

I’m sure Norwegians are clamoring to come to a place with no universal healthcare.

Norway has its share of white supremacists. Think of the Breivik massacre because the Norwegian leaders were not racists and embraced others. We don’t want their Breiviks to emigrate here.

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Kragar  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:18:47pm
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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:19:25pm
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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:20:48pm

Ha, ha!

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:22:48pm

With this “news” of Trump’s comment I had to drop another contact form submission to my favorite Ohio Senator, Rob Portman.

Yeah, I am pissed. Read if you like.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:24:47pm

- The People of Puerto Rico are facing extreme hardship over an avoidable crisis.

- The people of some Southern Alabama counties are developing cancer at an exceptional rate due to poor septic services

- Millions of children have been booted off their health insurance for no good reason.

- Hard working, law abiding immigrants have been rounded up and deported

- An order has just been signed to begin Oil drilling along all of our coasts with zero concern for possible environmental impacts.

- Decent healthcare is all but inacessible to anyone except the rich and super rich.

- Hundreds of thousands of disabled people on Medicaid are now being expected to work or lose their benefits.

- The Internet is now an exploitable corporate asset and not a free right for everyone.

- The people of Flint, Michigan are still stuck with drinking poisonous, untreated water.

So tell me again which country is the shithole?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:26:25pm

re: #159 ipsos

I did. Those stores have probably been “underperforming significantly” since you know, 2/3rds of Puerto Ricans have NO ELECTRICITY.

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meteor  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:27:39pm

re: #167 Eclectic Cyborg

So they fire all the people. Oy oy oy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:28:58pm

re: #168 meteor

So they fire all the people. Oy oy oy.

Spreadsheets and bean counters. You know how it is.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:29:34pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:30:18pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

…Native born Americans like Trump and his base have no idea what immigrants sacrifice to leave.

I am hoping Trump and his clan find out what it is like to be an immigrant.

Hopefully Russian will see they get the full treatment for being unwanted outsiders.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:31:27pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:32:23pm

re: #80 wrenchwench

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He’s boneless!

The only thing that still keeps him upsight is he is so full of shit.

Probably why he is clutching himself so much these days. It’s spilling out. Phew!

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:33:08pm

IIRC, if you get a traffic ticket in Norway, the fine is a percentage of your income so everyone feels the sting.

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garzooma  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:34:16pm
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said.

Maybe because you’re hiring them to work at your properties?

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:34:38pm
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VegasGolfer  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:34:47pm

Joe Arpaio coming up on Ari Melbers show next. Should be a shit show.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:35:09pm
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fern01  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:35:43pm

re: #152 sagehen

Norway only has about 4 million people total. Even if every single one of them came here, it would barely make a dent.

No reason on the planet why people from Norway would want to come to the US.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:35:45pm

re: #153 Eclectic Cyborg

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10. Not giving a single shit when Puerto Rico got partially wiped off the map.

11. Swifton Village in Bond Hill, Cincinnati. Donald’s first housing assignment from his dad. The Trumps were sued for housing discrimination in 1969 and dad had to swoop into town to save Donald’s perky little ass.

Yeah, I remember when that happened.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:36:15pm

re: #177 VegasGolfer

Well he beat Dotard by saying, just earlier today, the Italian immigrants like his peeps are a-okay!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:36:16pm

re: #173 ObserverArt

The only thing that still keeps him upsight is he is so full of shit.

Probably why he is clutching himself so much these days. It’s spilling out. Phew!

He needs to drink a couple glasses of Metamucil when he wolfs down those Big Macs!

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:37:23pm
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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:38:45pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s #1 on the list. Chronological.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:40:05pm

re: #99 Skip Intro

Trump is becoming his racist butler from Mar-a-Grifto.

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We had plenty of warning about what Trump was. Half of the country just decided it didn’t matter.

Skip…it is not half the country.

Ohhh. Ari is going after Sheriff Joe A(hole)…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:40:18pm

re: #183 jaunte

Russia would be #1 of course.

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S'latch  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:41:50pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

In other words, he does not deny it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:43:26pm

re: #185 ObserverArt

Skip…it is not half the country.

Ohhh. Ari is going after Sheriff Joe A(hole)…

While Hillary Clinton got more votes, “I didn’t vote” got plenty too (the folks who think both sides are equal or government doesn’t affect them)

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S'latch  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:43:29pm

Just making note: Russia also shithole country.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:43:38pm
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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:43:44pm

The cowardly dancing begins.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:46:33pm

How’s the interview going yall? I can’t watch right now.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:48:14pm

OthecurrentT good news

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:48:26pm

re: #177 VegasGolfer

Joe Arpaio coming up on Ari Melbers show next. Should be a shit show.

Why the fuck are MSNBC and CNN giving asshole Arpaio all this attention? (Rhetorical question)

We know exactly what the asshole is going to say; it’s not newsworthy; and I’m tired of looking at his hideous face.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:49:33pm

Ari has Arpaio looking real bad. He is being full Arpaio and Ari is hanging him on it in connection for his Senate run.

Good TV. Way to go Ari. Get your kool and was straight to the point on the questions.

(If video comes up later I’ll try to remember to post it for those that may not see MSNBC)

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:49:43pm

re: #166 Eclectic Cyborg

- The People of Puerto Rico are facing extreme hardship over an avoidable crisis.

- The people of some Southern Alabama counties are developing cancer at an exceptional rate due to poor septic services

- Millions of children have been booted off their health insurance for no good reason.

- Hard working, law abiding immigrants have been rounded up and deported

- An order has just been signed to begin Oil drilling along all of our coasts with zero concern for possible environmental impacts.

- Decent healthcare is all but inacessible to anyone except the rich and super rich.

- Hundreds of thousands of disabled people on Medicaid are now being expected to work or lose their benefits.

- The Internet is now an exploitable corporate asset and not a free right for everyone.

- The people of Flint, Michigan are still stuck with drinking poisonous, untreated water.

So tell me again which country is the shithole?

And we have the largest prison population in the world at over 2 million. More than China and Russia, and both of those countries are authoritarian.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:54:09pm
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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:54:34pm

re: #195 ObserverArt

Ari has Arpaio looking real bad. He is being full Arpaio and Ari is hanging him on it in connection for his Senate run.

Good TV. Way to go Ari. Get your kool and was straight to the point on the questions.

(If video comes up later I’ll try to remember to post it for those that may not see MSNBC)

Dog. Bites. Man.

(YMMV)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:54:52pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

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oh yes, WH insiders…please tell us how “shithole countries” was taken out of context.

We’ll wait….

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:55:15pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

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VegasGolfer  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:56:50pm

re: #194 BeachDem

I say put all these nut jobs on and show to everybody how screwed up they are.
And if Az. votes for him to be a senator, I know Az. is screwed up and will never go there again.
If we refuse to put the opposite viewpoint on those shows, we are no better than those like trump who are trying to suppress our 1st amendment rights.
Thats why I was laughing at people who were canceling their Sirius subs because Bannon got his show back a few weeks ago. Now Bannons views were put out for all to see via the Wolff book, now he is gone from Sirius.
Thats the beauty of the 1st amendment.

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:57:54pm

re: #196 DodgerFan1988

And we have the largest prison population in the world at over 2 million. More than China and Russia, and both of those countries are authoritarian.

And:

The U.S. ranks last in child health outcomes compared to 19 other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development nations with similar levels of economic development and political structures, including Australia, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, according to the study published in Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed health care journal.

usnews.com

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 11, 2018 • 3:58:48pm

re: #43 wrenchwench

Hey, Happy! Slovenia gets a mention!

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Me too. I found a couple pictures of Slovenia slums but decided not to post them.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:00:12pm

**clears throat**

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wrenchwench  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:00:18pm

re: #203 Eventual Carrion

Me too. I found a couple pictures of Slovenia slums but decided not to post them.

My gramma was born there. One of the meanest people I knew.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:04:39pm

re: #200 Belafon

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:05:16pm

re: #205 wrenchwench

My gramma was born there. One of the meanest people I knew.

Mine was born here, and was pretty mean herself.

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:06:06pm

re: #201 VegasGolfer

I say put all these nut jobs on and show to everybody how screwed up they are.
And if Az. votes for him to be a senator, I know Az. is screwed up and will never go there again.
If we refuse to put the opposite viewpoint on those shows, we are no better than those like trump who are trying to suppress our 1st amendment rights.
Thats why I was laughing at people who were canceling their Sirius subs because Bannon got his show back a few weeks ago. Now Bannons views were put out for all to see via the Wolff book, now he is gone from Sirius.
Thats the beauty of the 1st amendment.

But if we’re going for opposite viewpoints, how about having Kyrsten Sinema on some shows too? The latest clip from MSNBC I can find of her is from 2014.

Not saying not to ever cover the miscreants, but giving our peeps some name recognition and airtime would be nice as well.

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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:06:25pm

re: #160 PhillyPretzel

I knew Trump was a racist the day he “penned” the press and invited passerbys to taunt them. I think he was still running for the nomination.

“Mexican rapists” as the defining part of the start of Trump’s primary campaign was enough evidence for me.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:06:27pm

re: #188 Anymouse 🌹

While Hillary Clinton got more votes, “I didn’t vote” got plenty too (the folks who think both sides are equal or government doesn’t affect them)

I understand your point, and really Skip’s too. I understand being pissed off with Trump.

But I took it to mean in the case of racism 50% of the country approves, as posed.

I do not believe that. Just an opinion.

Let me use an example. Due to numbers, distribution and statistics there are some racists here at Little Green Footballs if 50% of the country is racist.

I do not believe that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:08:07pm

re: #184 JordanRules

That’s #1 on the list. Chronological.

my bad…I thought #1 on the list was the 1973 housing discrimination in NYC. Most people don’t know about the Cincinnati one earlier.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:08:22pm

WellArmedWomen is a man.

Well Armed Women Retweeted

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ipsos  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:08:46pm

re: #204 JordanRules

**clears throat**

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“Happy birthday to you, Martin. You’ve done an amazing job and you’re being recognized more and more.”

(off camera) “Now can I have my diet coke?”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:08:56pm

He doesn’t appear to focus on their arms.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:10:05pm

re: #194 BeachDem

Why the fuck are MSNBC and CNN giving asshole Arpaio all this attention? (Rhetorical question)

We know exactly what the asshole is going to say; it’s not newsworthy; and I’m tired of looking at his hideous face.

No one else is touching him with a tough interview.

And compared to other TV media, he did a better job than many would in my opinion. Ari can be tough without acting tough. I am really liking his show and I think he will just get better.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:10:41pm

re: #159 ipsos

About that - did anyone notice that the list of Sam’s Clubs being closed today included all 3 Puerto Rico locations? Just another way to make recovery harder there. Looks like they’re also pulling out of Alaska.

Just a minor nitpick … it’s 3 of 9 that are closing …

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:11:33pm

the other mind-bending logical amount of gall in this classifying “shithole” countries is the very fact that modern Libertarian and Republican types constantly bash countries like Norway and the EU in general as pretty much Communists with their all-foreigny Universal Health Care and cradle to grave Welfare. Listening to them, you might have thought that the “shithole” countries were countries like Norway according to 100% of the right wing forum and Fox News.

I guess “shithole” countries are only labeled as such for the amount of immediate argumentative points they can score in any given conversation and all of their reasoning eventually boiling down to which countries are “white” or not.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:12:41pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:12:53pm

re: #203 Eventual Carrion

Me too. I found a couple pictures of Slovenia slums but decided not to post them.

I have a bunch of nice pictures of Gdansk, I don’t recall seeing any slums while my wife and I were there. (A lot of rural Poland looks like rural Nebraska, but with better food).

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freetoken  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:13:01pm

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:13:41pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:14:12pm

And from the state of NJ The Jersey Whale signs a bill that will give Amazon 5 billion in tax incentives.
whyy.org

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:16:09pm

Oh Dear God. National Review Rich Lowry defending what Trump said, on the Erin Burnett Show.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:17:04pm

re: #216 Sea Mexican!

Sorry, started writing something that I abandoned …

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:17:05pm

re: #218 goddamnedfrank

A gaffe is an unintentional blunder. Trump doesn’t do gaffes. His statements such as that today are intentional.

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ipsos  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:17:23pm

re: #216 Sea Mexican!

Just a minor nitpick … it’s 3 of 9 that are closing …

Thanks for the correction! That’s good news for PR. And they need every bit of it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:19:46pm

re: #202 BeachDem

And:

The U.S. ranks last in child health outcomes compared to 19 other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development nations with similar levels of economic development and political structures, including Australia, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, according to the study published in Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed health care journal.

usnews.com

and that statistic for maternal mortality (my internet connection is too slow to google it right now).

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:20:09pm

re: #222 PhillyPretzel

Have mercy!!!!
This is ridiculous.

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:20:49pm

re: #215 ObserverArt

No one else is touching him with a tough interview.

And compared to other TV media, he did a better job than many would in my opinion. Ari can be tough without acting tough. I am really liking his show and I think he will just get better.

I haven’t seen the Ari Melber interview yet—will check it out. I was less than impressed with Chris Cuomo’s yesterday. Same old birther bullshit.

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freetoken  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:21:42pm

re: #223 DodgerFan1988

There’s a reason it’s called National Racists Online.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:22:06pm

re: #228 JordanRules

Have mercy!!!!
This is ridiculous.

Only in conservative economics can you cut your income and conclude you’ll have higher income.

In the real world, you increase your income to have higher income.

Is New Jersey trying to make itself into the Kansas or Louisiana of the East Coast? Or will oil rigs off Atlantic City make up for that?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:22:48pm

re: #216 Sea Mexican!

Just a minor nitpick … it’s 3 of 9 that are closing …

today…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:23:44pm
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sagehen  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:23:55pm
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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:23:59pm

re: #217 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Sure, the personal or incidental. Then comes the structural, the laws they pass will show which ones they believe are truly shitholes and in that you see the racism.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:24:02pm

re: #226 ipsos

Thanks for the correction! That’s good news for PR. And they need every bit of it.

One of them is on the southeast, which is one of the areas that are having problems recovering. The closest one is in the Metro area.

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ipsos  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:24:51pm

re: #233 Anymouse 🌹

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Mine:

“Oy, Schumer… can I kvetch for a minute?”

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Jay C  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:24:55pm

re: #222 PhillyPretzel

And from the state of NJ The Jersey Whale signs a bill that will give Amazon 5 billion in tax incentives.
whyy.org

I guess he wanted to make sure he did as much damage as possible in his last 5 days in office? (I thought NJ Gov terms started/ended at New years’ - wrong again - I was hoping ALL of 2018 would be Christie-free…)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:25:07pm

re: #234 sagehen

Wow, when you’ve lost Frank Luntz… .

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:26:01pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

today…

Excellent point.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:28:30pm

re: #239 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, when you’ve lost Frank Luntz… .

Has he?

When Trump is scorned and is called to step down by some of the Republicans and their supporters, I will start buying their outrage.

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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:28:31pm

re: #239 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, when you’ve lost Frank Luntz… .

I wonder if he’ll mention that to one of his focus groups?

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:32:12pm
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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:32:24pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:32:35pm

my reply to mr carson

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Jay C  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:33:35pm

re: #234 sagehen

I’m sure people who actually know stuff (or bother to look stuff up) realize that a lot of immigrants from Africa are educated/professional/technical types leaving underdeveloped economies for one (The US) where their skills will be utilized (and properly compensated) - but I’m sure that when Trump hears the phrase “immigrants from Africa”, the only thought that enters that pustule he uses for a head are the semi-educated schleppers selling knockoff handbags* on the streetcorners near Trump Tower. Which, of course, make him an expert……

*and probably knockoff Ivanka junk, too: THAT will get him pissed….

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:34:01pm

the white house can’t deny that trump said that because then they’d be stepping on his racist messaging

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:34:04pm

re: #243 goddamnedfrank

I fell on the floor when I saw this earlier. Hilarious and kinda on theme for this thread.

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nines09  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:34:42pm

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:36:18pm
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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:39:55pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:40:55pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:41:00pm

re: #218 goddamnedfrank

Maybe he really means “People of the majority will agree”, which is true - most of the people who would agree are white.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:41:06pm
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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:41:09pm

re: #250 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:42:24pm

re: #254 Anymouse 🌹

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So they shouldn’t complain if a Democratic candidate calls Trump’s base a bunch of inbred morons.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:42:54pm

re: #256 HappyWarrior

So they shouldn’t complain if a Democratic candidate calls Trump’s base a bunch of inbred morons.

IOKIYAR

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:43:21pm

re: #256 HappyWarrior

Just calling a spade a spade

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ipsos  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:43:22pm

re: #255 JordanRules

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Somewhere on the Upper West Side, a 90-year-old Midge Maisel is sitting in her apartment, sipping her drink and smiling…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:43:45pm

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹

IOKIYAR

I know. I want them to be confronted with that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:45:02pm

re: #234 sagehen

But they’re, you know, black, so that doesn’t count.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:45:33pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:45:51pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:48:06pm

I sure as hell hope today is some kind of a sign of a pivot!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:49:40pm
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plansbandc  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:49:45pm

I’m guessing he drops the N bomb on a daily basis.

What an absolute piece of shit.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:50:15pm

San Jose, California

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:50:17pm

re: #264 ObserverArt

I sure as hell hope today is some kind of a sign of a pivot!

It’s a pivot to a shithole.

No need, I’ll show myself out …

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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:51:19pm

re: #239 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, when you’ve lost Frank Luntz… .

You won’t have lost him for long.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:51:35pm

re: #264 ObserverArt

Friends - Pivot!

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TedStriker  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:52:10pm

re: #249 nines09

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:53:20pm

re: #251 JordanRules

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:54:05pm

re: #272 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Indeed.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:54:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:56:26pm

re: #274 Charles Johnson

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3) the heart and soul of Donald Trump.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:56:59pm

re: #272 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I think some need to go to jail this time around too.
(After being found guilty in a court of law of course.)

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:57:47pm

Can someone give me a tip on uploading a photo from my iPhone? It keeps saying it exceeds 500k.

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:58:08pm

So, TCM trolling or not? Tonight:
Gaslight
followed by
Hold Back the Dawn

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:58:28pm

re: #277 Sea Mexican!

You need to set a lower size or get a Photoshopish app to resize down

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:59:10pm

re: #279 Unshaken Defiance

You need to set a lower size or get a Photoshopish app to resize down

Thank you!

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:59:40pm

re: #277 Sea Mexican!

email it and when you do use the smallest size. That is what usually works for me. Also make sure it does not rotate on you.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:59:49pm

The president is an ass. For the moment I don’t care.

Here’s what’s important
Whatever wretched illness I had is finally finally, finally gone
The cold..such as it is for sofla is gone
Im wearing a t shirt, not thermal, no sleeves.. No Sox. The a/c is back on!

Life is rosy
Tomorrow morning I run

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 4:59:50pm

re: #277 Sea Mexican!

Can someone give me a tip on uploading a photo from my iPhone? It keeps saying it exceeds 500k.

You will need to resize the photo smaller to get it’s size below 500k. Do you have some kind of an app that can do that on your phone?

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KingKenrod  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:00:35pm

There’s an XTC documentary premiering (in the US) on Showtime now. For some dumb reason it started at 6PM central, but it’s on the west feed a little later tonight.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:00:49pm

Evening Lizardim.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:00:58pm

re: #283 ObserverArt

Glad SM brought this up.
Do you have a free app you’d recommend? I really just want it to easily resize pics, thats it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:01:18pm
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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:01:20pm

re: #204 JordanRules

**clears throat**

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What was Trump doing during this taping? Proposing changing the holiday from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr day to James Earl Ray day?

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:02:18pm

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹

Thank you Chelsea.

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thecommodore  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:02:20pm

Hannity retweets a retweet to Rage Furby’s GoFundMe-like campaign to “Make Twitter Great Again.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:02:33pm

It doesn’t get much attention, but there’s an odd assumption buried in all of Trump’s immigration and trade talk. I mean, separate from the obvious racism.

First, he opened his campaign talking about illegal immigration, by talking about Mexico ‘sending’ people here, as if immigrants from Mexico are chose and dispatched to the US by the Mexican government, rather than being individuals with their own reasons for wanting to leave Mexico or come to the US.

In addition, he sees it as Mexico dumping their worst citizens on us, presumably retaining the good ones.

Second, when he talks about us having a trade deficit with Mexico of X billions of dollars, he thinks the GOVERNMENT OF Mexico receives the money, which they can then pay to the government of the US to pay for the wall.

I’m not surprised that he sees immigration that way, but that he sees trade that way is a bit surprising, in someone who is ostensibly a businessman.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:02:45pm

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹

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Love her.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:03:07pm

re: #277 Sea Mexican!

Can someone give me a tip on uploading a photo from my iPhone? It keeps saying it exceeds 500k.

Get an older phone with a lower resolution camera?
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:03:25pm

Federation Of Planets Certifies ‘Shithole’ Status Of Earth

elegibility to apply to join federation pushed back two thousand earth years because of devolution of leadership

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:04:16pm

re: #277 Sea Mexican!

Can someone give me a tip on uploading a photo from my iPhone? It keeps saying it exceeds 500k.

First look at the file size to get an idea how much you have to shrink it. If it’s close try to re-save it in a tighter file format, so re save a .tif as .png and a .png as a .jpg. If already a .jpg you can lower the quality. Otherwise you’ll need to open it in a photo editor and resize it.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:04:25pm

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:05:20pm

Far beyond this particular Trump excretion, this whole “shithole” thing is representative of a variety of American ignorance I’ve seen since I was a kid: that large tracts of the world are smoking holes full of peasants and warlords, and that all those places are frightening and to be avoided. But along with the performative “fear” is a kind of schadenfreude…exactly like how there’s folks that derive titillation from the idea of a world of baby-killing Satanists.

Lots of people will think this is brave or “honest” because they’ve already committed to the idea that everywhere else is worse. Like C S Lewis’ famous line about postulating a darker blackness, so as to seem brighter by comparison.

Mind you…these same folks apply this same morbid fantasy inside the USA as well, but just deny it. Which is why I always choke when there’s talk of “coastal elites.” As if every suburbanite I know hasn’t dropped a conversational deuce about who’s “white trash,” who’s in a trailer, et cetera.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:05:23pm

re: #296 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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They’re even worse.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:06:09pm

re: #286 JordanRules

Glad SM brought this up.
Do you have a free app you’d recommend? I really just want it to easily resize pics, thats it.

Sorry, I don’t. Since I have photoshop I just use it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:06:17pm

re: #297 The Ghost of a Flea

Far beyond this particular Trump excretion, this whole “shithole” thing is representative of a variety of American ignorance I’ve seen since I was a kid: that large tracts of the world are smoking holes full of peasants and warlords, and that all those places are frightening and to be avoided. But along with the performative “fear” is a kind of schadenfreude…exactly like how there’s folks that derive titillation from the idea of a world of baby-killing Satanists.

Lots of people will think this is brave or “honest” because they’ve already committed to the idea that everywhere else is worse. Like C S Lewis’ famous line about postulating a darker blackness, so as to seem brighter by comparison.

Mind you…these same folks apply this same morbid fantasy inside the USA as well, but just deny it. Which is why I always choke when there’s talk of “coastal elites.” As if every suburbanite I know hasn’t dropped a conversational deuce about who’s “white trash,” who’s in a trailer, et cetera.

As always well said.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:06:51pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:08:16pm

re: #291 Blind Frog Belly White

It doesn’t get much attention, but there’s an odd assumption buried in all of Trump’s immigration and trade talk. I mean, separate from the obvious racism.

First, he opened his campaign talking about illegal immigration, by talking about Mexico ‘sending’ people here, as if immigrants from Mexico are chose and dispatched to the US by the Mexican government, rather than being individuals with their own reasons for wanting to leave Mexico or come to the US.

In addition, he sees it as Mexico dumping their worst citizens on us, presumably retaining the good ones.

Second, when he talks about us having a trade deficit with Mexico of X billions of dollars, he thinks the GOVERNMENT OF Mexico receives the money, which they can then pay to the government of the US to pay for the wall.

I’m not surprised that he sees immigration that way, but that he sees trade that way is a bit surprising, in someone who is ostensibly a businessman.

Because he is not. He is a professional con artist.

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Pineapple Pizzagate  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:08:24pm

According to Trump;

A Shithole

Not A Shithole

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:08:25pm

my answer to the gormless racists who didn’t see anything unusual about this statement:

the ancestors of everybody in this country came from some fucked up shithole

that’s why we’re here

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:09:36pm

re: #277 Sea Mexican!

Can someone give me a tip on uploading a photo from my iPhone? It keeps saying it exceeds 500k.

Also, another option is just to upload the image in a tweet and then paste the tweet url into the comment box here. Twitter has a much larger image size limit.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:10:03pm

re: #304 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my answer to the gormless racists who didn’t see anything unusual about this statement:

the ancestors of everybody in this country came from some fucked up shithole

that’s why we’re here

Yep. Ireland was in famine when my family left, Slovenia and Slovakia controlled by a foreign empire, & Germany by tyrants.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:10:23pm

re: #297 The Ghost of a Flea

I don’t care for the “coastal elite” moniker any more than the slurs about people in Dixie, the so-called “flyover country,” or Left Coast liberal elites.

All of those slurs are designed to divide the populace against each other.

Character and behaviour matter, not the particular acreage on which you live.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:11:13pm

re: #297 The Ghost of a Flea

Far beyond this particular Trump excretion, this whole “shithole” thing is representative of a variety of American ignorance I’ve seen since I was a kid: that large tracts of the world are smoking holes full of peasants and warlords, and that all those places are frightening and to be avoided.

Yes.

I have also noticed a peculiar attitude from many Americans towards people who go to those places to help etc and especially if something bad happens. There is a vicious glee that something horrible happened to the helpful American.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:11:27pm

re: #277 Sea Mexican!

Can someone give me a tip on uploading a photo from my iPhone? It keeps saying it exceeds 500k.

I tweet the pic them post that or save and repost to the site.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:11:56pm

re: #304 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my answer to the gormless racists who didn’t see anything unusual about this statement:

the ancestors of everybody in this country came from some fucked up shithole

that’s why we’re here

Interwar Poland was not a shithole. My family came here because they saw the Nazis were about to invade their nation. They then fought for this nation to beat back the Nazis.

Now I’m here to beat back the Nazis in the country my family adopted as their own.

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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:12:51pm

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹

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My mother kept a piece of campaign material for years. Some idiot GOP candidate distributed pot holders to women, with something about “don’t get burned-vote for me” on it. Need I say it was not an effective appeal?

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:13:11pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:13:26pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

Yep. Ireland was in famine when my family left, Slovenia and Slovakia controlled by a foreign empire, & Germany by tyrants.

my ancestors came from the shtetls and ghettos of 19th cen central and eastern europe

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:13:48pm

re: #304 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my answer to the gormless racists who didn’t see anything unusual about this statement:

the ancestors of everybody in this country came from some fucked up shithole

that’s why we’re here

I made the argument last year that America used to be the country of people who weren’t satisfied with where they were. But now, America is old enough to have families that have lived hundreds of years in the same place. And interestingly, one of the best predictors of support for Trump was whether or not you’d moved away from where you grew up.

I argued that immigrants, who weren’t satisfied where they were and came here, as well as those of us who have moved hundreds or thousands of miles, to build our lives in new places, are more American than those folks unwilling to move out of their home towns.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:14:12pm

re: #309 Dave In Austin

There’s a hack I need. Thanks Dave!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:15:13pm

re: #254 Anymouse 🌹

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Speaking of shitholes….

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:15:45pm

re: #311 calochortus

My mother kept a piece of campaign handout for years. Some idiot GOP candidate distributed pot holders to women, with something about “don’t get burned-vote for me” on it. Need I say it was not an effective appeal?

I still love a note my Nana wrote about when my grandfather retired from the NLRB about how even a Republican could see that my grandfather was a great man. Made me laugh since little old Nana being partisan and Dads Dad actually came from a Republican family but Nana was with the Dems early on till the end. I had her in mind, born 1912, 8 years before woman’s sufferage as I voted for HRC.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:15:59pm

re: #308 Scottish Dragon

I went to Prague last year and there were people in my hometown who thought I’d get refugee-ed to death or bombed.

Fucking Prague. City of Kafka, beer, and British bachelor parties.

And what always amazes me is that they won’t fucking look anything up. They just fucking know everywhere else is dangerous.

(Though that was minor compared to the “hur, dur, hur, college on the South Side of Chicago, you’re going to die” joking-not-joking.)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:16:35pm

re: #313 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my ancestors came from the shtetls and ghettos of 19th cen central and eastern europe

Tough places to live no doubt.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:16:36pm

re: #314 Blind Frog Belly White

Obviously, this is a really self-serving argument, but I’d note that everyone in my family moved away from home to find work and build a life, and thus my sympathy for Trumpkins who think that they deserve a high-paying job that doesn’t require them to move is limited.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:17:55pm

re: #318 The Ghost of a Flea

I went to Prague last year and there were people in my hometown who thought I’d get refugee-ed to death or bombed.

Fucking Prague. City of Kafka, beer, and British bachelor parties.

And what always amazes me is that they won’t fucking look anything up. They just fucking know everywhere else is dangerous.

(Though that was minor compared to the “hur, dur, hur, college on the South Side of Chicago, you’re going to die” joking-not-joking.)

My dad and I went to a game in DC, his wingnut friend gave him some grief about “those people.” I’m so glad my Dad faults and all isn’t like many men his age.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:18:45pm

Not a shithole.

The world’s largest brick church, St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdansk, Poland (2015)

St. Mary’s Basilica, Gdansk, Poland
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:18:59pm

My friend Leul is from shithole Ethiopia. He has two degrees (one from Iowa State), and contributes more to this country than that orange dickbag ever will. From the bottom of my heart, Trump- FUCK YOU AND YOUR WHOLE FUCKING WHITE TRASH FAMILY.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:19:30pm

CNN is now reporting that during the meeting, Trump also said about Haitian refugees “Why do we need more Haitans? Take them out.”

This is straight-up white nationalist fascism.

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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:20:16pm

re: #324 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

CNN is now reporting that during the meeting, Trump also said about Haitian refugees “Why do we need more Haitans? Take them out.”

This is straight-up white nationalist fascism.

How does he feel about Puerto Ricans? Should they be deported too?

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:21:28pm

re: #313 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my ancestors came from the shtetls and ghettos of 19th cen central and eastern europe

Ditto

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:21:36pm

I’m remembering a Haitian-American amateur stand up I saw in Queens. Real funny guy and some insight into Haitian American culture that I knew so little about. We’re all immigrants. Doesn’t matter if we go back to Jamestown or got here recently as my new coworker.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:21:36pm

re: #321 HappyWarrior

My dad and I went to a game in DC, his wingnut friend gave him some grief about “those people.” I’m so glad my Dad faults and all isn’t like many men his age.

When I moved out to the Bay Area in 1982, people said things like “What about all the gays?*”

Okay, WHAT about the gays? I could never figure that out.

*Of course, only the more enlightened said ‘gays’.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:22:15pm

re: #328 Blind Frog Belly White

When I moved out to the Bay Area in 1982, people said things like “What about all the gays?*”

Okay, WHAT about the gays? I could never figure that out.

Well, they’ll corrupt you and turn you all evil and librul and - if you’re especially weak-willed - make you one of THEM.

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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:22:45pm

re: #328 Blind Frog Belly White

When I moved out to the Bay Area in 1982, people said things like “What about all the gays?*”

Okay, WHAT about the gays? I could never figure that out.

You could have been infected with/converted to gayness!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:23:01pm

re: #328 Blind Frog Belly White

When I moved out to the Bay Area in 1982, people said things like “What about all the gays?*”

Okay, WHAT about the gays? I could never figure that out.

Yeah. Same guy always complains about those people at Costco. He’s actually surprisingly fairly well traveled but travel I’d argue is more than just visiting, it’s living it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:23:09pm

re: #318 The Ghost of a Flea

I went to Prague last year and there were people in my hometown who thought I’d get refugee-ed to death or bombed.

Fucking Prague. City of Kafka, beer, and British bachelor parties.

And what always amazes me is that they won’t fucking look anything up. They just fucking know everywhere else is dangerous.

(Though that was minor compared to the “hur, dur, hur, college on the South Side of Chicago, you’re going to die” joking-not-joking.)

When we returned from Poland, the village’s annual party was the following week.

Everyone here was commenting on how “brave” we were, that Poland was some sort of hellhole that was about to be overrun by so-called Islamic State or al-Qaeda.

We were dumbstruck by that attitude.

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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:23:23pm

At least we’re not talking about Oprah any more. Thank Dog.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:23:23pm

re: #312 JordanRules

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I guarantee you, Dan, that knowing Donald Trump, it isn’t even close to the worst thing he has ever said.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:23:24pm

re: #318 The Ghost of a Flea

I went to Prague last year and there were people in my hometown who thought I’d get refugee-ed to death or bombed.

Fucking Prague. City of Kafka, beer, and British bachelor parties.

And what always amazes me is that they won’t fucking look anything up. They just fucking know everywhere else is dangerous.

(Though that was minor compared to the “hur, dur, hur, college on the South Side of Chicago, you’re going to die” joking-not-joking.)

Bft

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:24:21pm

Going to my moms grandsparents home village in Slovakia this summer. I mean I’ve made Hostel jokes but I have no worries.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:25:09pm

re: #335 dangerman

Bft

Yep. No desire to learn.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:25:21pm

re: #329 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Well, they’ll corrupt you and turn you all evil and librul and - if you’re especially weak-willed - make you one of THEM.

“We took a vote and we want you

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:25:30pm

re: #331 HappyWarrior

Yeah. Same guy always complains about those people at Costco. He’s actually surprisingly fairly well traveled but travel I’d argue is more than just visiting, it’s living it.

You know who bothers me at Costco? The folks you get behind in line who have a handful of items, but right when they get to the cashier, 3-5 family members come zooming in with arms full of stuff. Doesn’t seem to have an ethnicity.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:25:36pm

re: #335 dangerman

I don’t know that acronym.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:26:20pm

re: #325 calochortus

How does he feel about Puerto Ricans? Should they be deported too?

I think we have seen what he thinks of the Puerto Ricans.

So, I think it is safe to say if they could be sent back and the whole country was no longer part of America, he’d be cool with it.

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TedStriker  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:26:43pm

re: #314 Blind Frog Belly White

I made the argument last year that America used to be the country of people who weren’t satisfied with where they were. But now, America is old enough to have families that have lived hundreds of years in the same place. And interestingly, one of the best predictors of support for Trump was whether or not you’d moved away from where you grew up.

I argued that immigrants, who weren’t satisfied where they were and came here, as well as those of us who have moved hundreds or thousands of miles, to build our lives in new places, are more American than those folks unwilling to move out of their home towns.

Not only unwilling to move from their hometowns, but many unwilling (or, perhaps, unable) to step outside their familiar bubble and visit another city, state, or even country.

I’ll be honest, Nashville is my hometown; I was born here, I’ll most likely die here. However, I grown to like traveling out a bit every so often; I’ve been to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM four times over the past 25 years, to PCB twice in the past couple of years, to New Orleans a few months ago, to Orlando a few years ago, and to Birmingham every so often to visit friends.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:00pm

re: #340 The Ghost of a Flea

I don’t know that acronym.

Bolded for truth
Same as qft…quoted for….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:05pm

re: #337 HappyWarrior

Yep. No desire to learn.

We’ve even gotten a couple comments about how traveling to Canada on our occasional trips there is somehow brave.

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Targetpractice  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:07pm

Media reporting that the White House believes “shithole” comments will play well with Trump base, won’t take a moment to ask aloud if all the “economic anxiety” talk about said base was absolute BS.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:08pm

Donald Trump just needs to make it official - outside of a national call for ethnic cleansing he can’t go any further than what’s been said today.

Make America White Again
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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:11pm

re: #341 ObserverArt

I think we have seen what he thinks of the Puerto Ricans.

So, I think it is safe to say if they could be sent back and the whole country was no longer part of America, he’d be cool with it.

But does he know they’re Americans?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:17pm

re: #339 Blind Frog Belly White

You know who bothers me at Costco? The folks you get behind in line who have a handful of items, but right when they get to the cashier, 3-5 family members come zooming in with arms full of stuff. Doesn’t seem to have an ethnicity.

Because you’re not a bigot. Hell I love meeting our clients because some of them are from places I’ve only heard of. I like learning about new countries and people- their foods, music, natural wonders, history, etc.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:18pm

re: #328 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, WHAT about the gays? I could never figure that out.

They’re …

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:29pm

re: #347 calochortus

But does he know they’re Americans?

Of course not. They’re not a US state, are they? No? I REST MY CASE!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:27:49pm

re: #344 Anymouse 🌹

We’ve even gotten a couple comments about how traveling to Canada on our occasional trips there is somehow brave.

I’ve gotten that going to NYC too.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:28:24pm

re: #349 goddamnedfrank

Pretty cat.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:29:19pm

re: #330 calochortus

You could have been infected with/converted to gayness!!!

Me and Alex Jones’s frogs, I suppose.

I always wondered why people think you can be converted to gayness by the presence of gays in the community, as if simply the increased availability of cock would somehow make you want it.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:29:20pm

re: #347 calochortus

But does he know they’re Americans?

A lot of his “supporters” dont

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:29:57pm

re: #344 Anymouse 🌹

We’ve even gotten a couple comments about how traveling to Canada on our occasional trips there is somehow brave.

My trip to India was the most exotic thing anyone in my family has ever done. You’d almost think I’d flown to the moon or something.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:30:58pm

re: #348 HappyWarrior

Because you’re not a bigot. Hell I love meeting our clients because some of them are from places I’ve only heard of. I like learning about new countries and people- their foods, music, natural wonders, history, etc.

I think it’s the difference between responding to the idea of ‘taco trucks on every corner’ with fear, and responding with, “That would be AWESOME!!!!”

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:31:41pm

re: #353 Blind Frog Belly White

Me and Alex Jones’s frogs, I suppose.

I always wondered why people think you can be converted to gayness by the presence of gays in the community, as if simply the increased availability of cock would somehow make you want it.

These people don’t realize there are gays in most every community
Even theirs.. whatever wherever that is

Everybody doesn’t wear it on their sleeve

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:31:42pm

re: #267 Unshaken Defiance

San Jose, California

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I’ll not post any pictures of Owsley County, Kentucky, but said shithole photos are used by conservatives to slam welfare cheats.

Poorest white county in the country. Food stamp capital of the USA. >99% white and 95% Republican. Heart of coal country.

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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:31:47pm

re: #353 Blind Frog Belly White

Me and Alex Jones’s frogs, I suppose.

I always wondered why people think you can be converted to gayness by the presence of gays in the community, as if simply the increased availability of cock would somehow make you want it.

Projection?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:32:32pm

re: #356 Blind Frog Belly White

I think it’s the difference between responding to the idea of ‘taco trucks on every corner’ with fear, and responding with, “That would be AWESOME!!!!”

Funnily enough I have the equivalent of the corner taco truck when the old bbq place next door went out of business. I had a carne guisada burrito today. Bien!

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:33:30pm

re: #313 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my ancestors came from the shtetls and ghettos of 19th cen central and eastern europe

I can’t say why my ancestors came to New York state in the 1700’s. I do know that after the ACW, my great great grandfather’s former CO from Maine had a bunch of land he’d been granted in Wisconsin and William Sr. bought ~200 acres off of him, screwed up the paperwork and ended up having to sell about 60 acres to come up with the money to buy it a second time. But that farm is still there just outside Eau Claire with beef, chickens, horses and goats right next to a golf course.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:33:39pm

re: #356 Blind Frog Belly White

I think it’s the difference between responding to the idea of ‘taco trucks on every corner’ with fear, and responding with, “That would be AWESOME!!!!”

Wingnuts: ZOMG TACO TRUCKS ON EVERY CORNER!!!1!111!
Me: That’s fantastic, but I’d like a little variety… how about, say, some Indian food? Samosas and naan would make amazing food truck fare.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:34:10pm

re: #325 calochortus

How does he feel about Puerto Ricans? Should they be deported too?

One of the most irritating questions I have answered was why I could travel to the US without a visa. This was in Arkansas, and I wasn’t as jaded as I am today.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:34:37pm

re: #362 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wingnuts: ZOMG TACO TRUCKS ON EVERY CORNER!!!1!111!
Me: That’s fantastic, but I’d like a little variety… how about, say, some Indian food? Samosas and naan would make amazing food truck fare.

Shit, I one time walked a half mile from my DC official for a Banh Mi.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:35:28pm

re: #347 calochortus

But does he know they’re Americans?

Truthfully, this guy is as bad as anyone ever thought.

I don’t think he cares they are Americans. He looks at it like business. Racist business.

If he, Miller and others (Bannon prior) can discourage more people of color from coming here and staying here, job well done in their thinking.

If he can cut the support to “an island surrounded by big water” and say it is cheaper and better for America it would fit his dangerous pattern of thinking.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:35:35pm

re: #328 Blind Frog Belly White

When I moved out to the Bay Area in 1982, people said things like “What about all the gays?*”

Okay, WHAT about the gays? I could never figure that out.

when i moved back to nyc from california, people asked me “how can you live in a place where you need to carry a gun when you go out at night?”.

when i moved back to california from nyc, people asked me “but what about the earthquakes?” “won’t you miss the seasons?” “don’t you miss trees when you live in a place like that?” (???) “but your mind will turn to mush living with all those happy go lucky lotus eaters practicing yoga and vegetarianism”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:35:45pm

re: #364 HappyWarrior

Shit, I one time walked a half mile from my DC official for a Banh Mi.

Ooh, not bad, though I’m more into the Pad Thai (sorry, I know it’s not “real” Thai, but PEANUTTY NOODLES OF DOOM!)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:36:41pm

re: #363 Sea Mexican!

One of the most irritating questions I have answered was why I could travel to the US without a visa. This was in Arkansas, and I wasn’t as jaded as I am today.

My mom worked with a lot of Puerto Rican’s, they experienced the same thing. Mom didn’t understand Hispanic and what it means but she’s learned and she’s become quite proud and aware of her immigrant grandparents in the age of Trump especially having a granddaughter who is first generation American maternally.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:36:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:38:09pm

re: #367 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Ooh, not bad, though I’m more into the Pad Thai (sorry, I know it’s not “real” Thai, but PEANUTTY NOODLES OF DOOM!)

I love Mussadan curry myself. I love teasing my sil and her family since Peru gave the Western world potatoes and so many of my fave dishes have potatoes.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:40:05pm

re: #364 HappyWarrior

Shit, I one time walked a half mile from my DC official for a Banh Mi.

I just.learned a new food phrase
And there’s an actual restaurant in my rinky dink town named banh mi
5 minutes from my moms

I’mma have to check it out next week

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:40:18pm

I’ll say it here. I’m an American, proud of it but being a part of this planet means more.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:41:43pm

re: #371 dangerman

I just.learned a new food phrase
And there’s an actual restaurant in my rinky dink town named banh mi
5 minutes from my moms

I’mma have to check it out next week

Really good. Has the colonial French influence with a baguette but the Vietnamese meat, veggies, & spices. They’re usually decently priced too.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:41:51pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:42:07pm

re: #347 calochortus

But does he know they’re Americans?

i can’t imagine the mind of donald trump - such as it is - processing the fact that puerto rico is part of the united states

i’m reminded of the woman i met that was suprised to find out you could drive to canada

“you can’t drive to foreign countries - that’s why they call them ‘overseas’!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:42:27pm

re: #372 HappyWarrior

I’ll say it here. I’m an American, proud of it but being a part of this planet means more.

Well, I’m still waiting for the Ganymede delegation to weigh in.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:42:28pm

re: #370 HappyWarrior

I love Mussadan curry myself. I love teasing my sil and her family since Peru gave the Western world potatoes and so many of my fave dishes have potatoes.

The first real exotic food I ever tried (outside of the bland Tex-Mex and other pseudo-foreign foods they serve in Indiana) was sushi, one of Mrs. Fish’s favorite non-American cuisines. Along with that, I enjoy the aforementioned peanutty noodles, and just about every flavor of curry I’ve ever tried. Samosas are a great snack, their only drawback health-wise being deep fried. And they’re one of the few vegetarian entrees that I enjoy eating.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:42:35pm

re: #375 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i can’t imagine the mind of donald trump - such as it is - processing the fact that puerto rico is part of the united states

i’m reminded of the woman i met that was suprised to find out you could drive to canada

“you can’t drive to foreign countries - that’s why they call them ‘overseas’!”

Oh JFC.

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Weaselone  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:42:37pm

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹

And of the course the comments are full of despicable shitheads repeating the Clinton Foundation stole all the Haitian money BS along with the even bigger pile of BS that this money paid for Chelsea’s wedding.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:42:57pm

re: #341 ObserverArt

I think we have seen what he thinks of the Puerto Ricans.

So, I think it is safe to say if they could be sent back and the whole country was no longer part of America, he’d be cool with it.

Not the first one to have that thought. One of the local newspapers ran a fake story saying that Trump was completing the return of PR to Spain.

(The day this story ran was the Day of the Saintly Innocents (rough translation), and one of the customes is to play pranks, similar to April fools day. Due to our close relationship with the US, this one has been on steady decline. Hatillo has a parade/festival that day.)

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BlueGrl21  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:43:03pm

re: #355 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My trip to India was the most exotic thing anyone in my family has ever done. You’d almost think I’d flown to the moon or something.

I’ve traveled and worked all over the world. Every time I go to India my mother is convinced I’m going to die from either a terrorist attack or smallpox. When I go to Kenya she is absolutely positive I’m going to end up in the middle of a civil war.

I have pointed out she seems very chill about me going to London, despite recent bombings.

She didn’t like me much for what I was implying.

Onward.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:43:05pm

re: #377 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The first real exotic food I ever tried (outside of the bland Tex-Mex and other pseudo-foreign foods they serve in Indiana) was sushi, one of Mrs. Fish’s favorite non-American cuisines. Along with that, I enjoy the aforementioned peanutty noodles, and just about every flavor of curry I’ve ever tried. Samosas are a great snack, their only drawback health-wise being deep fried. And they’re one of the few vegetarian entrees that I enjoy eating.

I love Indian. So good.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:43:22pm

re: #372 HappyWarrior

I’ll say it here. I’m an American, proud of it but being a part of this planet means more.

Terran by the grace of god.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:43:58pm

re: #382 HappyWarrior

I love Indian. So good.

Far and away my favorite regional cuisine, surpassing even Mexican and Chinese.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:44:04pm

re: #375 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i can’t imagine the mind of donald trump - such as it is - processing the fact that puerto rico is part of the united states

i’m reminded of the woman i met that was suprised to find out you could drive to canada

“you can’t drive to foreign countries - that’s why they call them ‘overseas’!”

Well, the times I’ve crossed the Montana-Saskatchewan line (and the Ontario-Michigan line), I’ve gotten plenty of comments from customs officials along the line of “how did you drive that thing all the way here from Nebraska?”

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:44:14pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:44:16pm

re: #369 Charles Johnson

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They’ll respond in the usual fashion: Some will express “concern,” others will give empty “I don’t agree with that, but…” excuses, and still others will say they don’t agree with the words used but believe he’s started a “dialogue.”

Not a single one will condemn him or say he’s wrong for calling non-white-majority countries “shitholes.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:44:22pm

re: #383 William Lewis

Terran by the grace of god.

Thanks, never heard that!

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Targetpractice  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:45:45pm

re: #383 William Lewis

Terran by the grace of god.

Long live the Empire!

/Trek moment

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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:45:52pm

re: #381 BlueGrl21

I’ve traveled and worked all over the world. Every time I go to India my mother is convinced I’m going to die from either a terrorist attack or smallpox. When I go to Kenya she is absolutely positive I’m going to end up in the middle of a civil war.

I have pointed out she seems very chill about me going to London, despite recent bombings.

She didn’t like me much for what I was implying.

Onward.

Well, my father-in-law did get a nasty case of dysentery in India about 30 years ago. On the other hand, my grandfather spent 6 months there around 1960 and loved it. Never got sick either.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:46:08pm

re: #386 JordanRules

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Upding this one
A lot

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:46:27pm

re: #390 calochortus

Well, my father-in-law did get a nasty case of dysentery in India about 30 years ago. On the other hand, my grandfather spent 6 months there around 1960 and loved it. Never got sick either.

Yeah, it’s not like it’s not dangerous, but it’s the misrepresentation of the danger. Plus the fact that the US isn’t all that safe either.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:46:59pm

Playa Sucia, Cabo Rojo

Old San Juan
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:47:18pm

re: #392 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, it’s not like it’s not dangerous, but it’s the misrepresentation of the danger. Plus the fact that the US isn’t all that safe either.

Something something arsenic and uranium in my town’s water… .

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:47:27pm

re: #392 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, it’s not like it’s not dangerous, but it’s the misrepresentation of the danger. Plus the fact that the US isn’t all that safe either.

Dangerous places everywhere.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:48:09pm

re: #393 Sea Mexican!

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Man now you’re just tempting me. I’d love to go bodysurfing in that playa.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:49:23pm
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calochortus  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:49:27pm

Dinner time and then off to a weaving guild board meeting. The excitement never ends.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:49:37pm

re: #370 HappyWarrior

I love Mussadan curry myself. I love teasing my sil and her family since Peru gave the Western world potatoes and so many of my fave dishes have potatoes.

You should be pissed that the Andean peoples are still keeping a bunch of cool tubers all to themselves. //

Also, some bomb-ass chile peppers.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:49:49pm

re: #397 Charles Johnson

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That’s even worse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:50:24pm

re: #366 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

when i moved back to nyc from california, people asked me “how can you live in a place where you need to carry a gun when you go out at night?”.

when i moved back to california from nyc, people asked me “but what about the earthquakes?” “won’t you miss the seasons?” “don’t you miss trees when you live in a place like that?” (???) “but your mind will turn to mush living with all those happy go lucky lotus eaters practicing yoga and vegetarianism”

Mind will turn to mush? Does it ever occur to people just how many really well-off people live here? Where do they think all the money comes from?

WRT seasons and trees and such, my Dad couldn’t understand why I liked living out here, since it was so dry and brown every time he’d visited. Then he came out in Spring after a really rainy winter, and it was all as green as Ireland. He said, “Now I understand.”

Except, no, really, he didn’t. If you love California, it’s not just for the few months when it’s green.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:50:41pm

re: #399 The Ghost of a Flea

You should be pissed that the Andean peoples are still keeping a bunch of cool tubers all to themselves. //

Also, some bomb-ass chile peppers.

Haha yeah. I love them man. I never had a sister. I feel I gained three when my brother got married.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:52:07pm

re: #381 BlueGrl21

I’ve traveled and worked all over the world. Every time I go to India my mother is convinced I’m going to die from either a terrorist attack or smallpox. When I go to Kenya she is absolutely positive I’m going to end up in the middle of a civil war.

en.wikipedia.org

1978 smallpox outbreak in England, caused by a researcher, killing Janet Parker. The same lab caused a much larger outbreak in 1966.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:52:44pm

Right on cue Trump cult followers are posting all over Facebook and Twitter graphic pictures of ongoing conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Mali, Niger, and South Sudan, to validate his “shitholes” statement.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:53:00pm

re: #401 Blind Frog Belly White

Mind will turn to mush? Does it ever occur to people just how many really well-off people live here? Where do they think all the money comes from?

WRT seasons and trees and such, my Dad couldn’t understand why I liked living out here, since it was so dry and brown every time he’d visited. Then he came out in Spring after a really rainy winter, and it was all as green as Ireland. He said, “Now I understand.”

Except, no, really, he didn’t. If you love California, it’s not just for the few months when it’s green.

it seems some of my friends have an image of california dating from carefree eras long gone by

406
BlueGrl21  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:53:00pm

re: #390 calochortus

Well, my father-in-law did get a nasty case of dysentery in India about 30 years ago. On the other hand, my grandfather spent 6 months there around 1960 and loved it. Never got sick either.

I LOVE, love going to India. My coworkers there have me over for dinner and stuff me full of food and conversation. The colors of everything are so bright. I get hugged constantly.

The only time I’ve gotten sick traveling was in Tanzania. Food poisoning. Had to puke in the Olduvai Gorge. For the rest of my life, I can say I threw up where Lucy must have.

407
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:53:44pm

re: #404 DodgerFan1988

Right on cue Trump cult followers are posting all over Facebook and Twitter graphic pictures of ongoing conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Mali, Niger, and South Sudan, to validate his “shitholes” statement.

Good little cultists.

408
Ace Rothstein  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:54:10pm

My neighbors two doors up on the left are from shithole El Salvador. My neighbors across the street are from shithole Vietnam with two kids in Rice University.

409
ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:54:17pm

re: #384 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Far and away my favorite regional cuisine, surpassing even Mexican and Chinese.

They’re all good foods, derpfish.

11/10 would eat them all.

Heh.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:54:50pm

re: #405 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

it seems some of my friends have an image of california dating from carefree eras long gone by

Yeah, but even in those carefree eras, the people most people think of - Marin Countians - are pretty goddam affluent.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:54:57pm

re: #409 ObserverArt

They’re all good foods, derpfish.

11/10 would eat them all.

Heh.

I won’t disagree with you there. But a man must have a favorite.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:54:59pm

re: #406 BlueGrl21

I LOVE, love going to India. My coworkers there have me over for dinner and stuff me full of food and conversation. The colors of everything are so bright. I get hugged constantly.

The only time I’ve gotten sick traveling was in Tanzania. Food poisoning. Had to puke in the Olduvai Gorge. For the rest of my life, I can say I threw up where Lucy must have.

Ha gotta love your sense of humor about getting sick like that. My brother went to Kenya and Tanzania too. He enjoyed it and the people.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:55:06pm

re: #402 HappyWarrior

They ever use aji (Andean chiles) or huacatay (black mint)?

I only know Peruvian food from books, plus like two restaurant experiences, but there’s a lot going on there that’s interesting.

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:55:18pm

re: #409 ObserverArt

You speak for me sir!

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The Major  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:56:01pm

re: #290 thecommodore

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:56:16pm

re: #413 The Ghost of a Flea

They ever use aji (Andean chiles) or huacatay (black mint)?

I only know Peruvian food from books, plus like two restaurant experiences, but there’s a lot going on there that’s interesting.

Not sure. I’ll have to ask. I think they use more coastal dishes since they’re from the coastal region.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:56:22pm

re: #396 HappyWarrior

Man now you’re just tempting me. I’d love to go bodysurfing in that playa.

It’s a beautiful beach, with a nice low tide. If you decide to come to this beach, my advice is to come early and travel light. Or come during winter. 😝

(I don’t know what are the best conditions for body surfing.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:56:58pm

re: #409 ObserverArt

They’re all good foods, derpfish.

11/10 would eat them all.

Heh.

I have not found an ethnic cuisine that I didn’t like, though there are some I like better.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:57:04pm

re: #406 BlueGrl21

I LOVE, love going to India. My coworkers there have me over for dinner and stuff me full of food and conversation. The colors of everything are so bright. I get hugged constantly.

The only time I’ve gotten sick traveling was in Tanzania. Food poisoning. Had to puke in the Olduvai Gorge. For the rest of my life, I can say I threw up where Lucy must have.

India was an amazing trip. It’s so different to see things in person and not on a screen or in a book. Even looking at the pictures on my phone, it’s like, that’s nothing like what I actually saw.

420
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:57:50pm

re: #417 Sea Mexican!

It’s a beautiful beach, with a nice low tide. If you decide to come to this beach, my advice is to come early and travel light. Or come during winter. 😝

(I don’t know what are the best conditions for body surfing.)

Traveling lightly helps. I only need to bring myself, lotion, shades, sandals, & a T-shirt. So sue me, I burn!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:58:06pm

re: #411 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I won’t disagree with you there. But a man must have a favorite.

Why?

422
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 5:59:02pm

re: #418 Blind Frog Belly White

I have not found an ethnic cuisine that I didn’t like, though there are some I like better.

Yeah there are some I prefer over others. Like honestly Ethiopian wasn’t my favorite but I’d have it again. I just like trying new things. That’s why we live.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:00:09pm

re: #410 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but even in those carefree eras, the people most people think of - Marin Countians - are pretty goddam affluent.

when i was a kid growing up in nyc in the middle of a previous century, all i knew about CA was that hollywood was there and that the rain stopped as soon as bugs bunny walked over the border from any adjacent state

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:00:22pm

re: #422 HappyWarrior

Yeah there are some I prefer over others. Like honestly Ethiopian wasn’t my favorite but I’d have it again. I just like trying new things. That’s why we live.

Mrs. Fish convinced me to start trying new things. I’d still be an ignorant, flavorless arse if it wasn’t for her.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:00:32pm

re: #385 Anymouse 🌹

Well, the times I’ve crossed the Montana-Saskatchewan line (and the Ontario-Michigan line), I’ve gotten plenty of comments from customs officials along the line of “how did you drive that thing all the way here from Nebraska?”

I’ve got stories of coming back into the US from Montreal in a Ford Pickup truck with a covered bed and inside was a bail of straw. Along with coolers and camping gear and a bit of luggage.

It was not fun for a bit of time. And then the absurdity of it finally allowed us through.

My friend I was with likes to have straw to make a layer to put a tent on if we camped out a bit. We never did camp, so the straw came back. I tried to tell him.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:02:08pm

re: #423 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

when i was a kid growing up in nyc in the middle of a previous century, all i knew about CA was that hollywood was there and that the rain stopped as soon as bugs bunny walked over the border from any adjacent state

Which is funny since two of the adjacent states are mostly desert.

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dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:03:20pm

re: #411 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I won’t disagree with you there. But a man must have a favorite.

I have like 10 favorites

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JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:03:56pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:04:21pm

re: #424 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish convinced me to start trying new things. I’d still be an ignorant, flavorless arse if it wasn’t for her.

We tried Indonesian in Amsterdam. Man I loved it. Rijsstaffel is where it’s at. I’d love to have that again. My brother who hates tapas style even liked it. He’s a bit of a meat and potatoes guy, not as adventurous as our other brother who got me into cerviche through his in laws.

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The Major  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:05:15pm
431
Bubblehead II  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:05:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:05:52pm

I’d never had Indian food until my wife suggested we go out for my birthday when we were in Regina. The food was wonderful.

I also had my first taste of Iranian cuisine when we were in The Pas, Manitoba, at an Iranian-Canadian owned restaurant (we got to be on a first-name basis with the proprietor since we kind of staked out that place while we were in The Pas).

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:06:04pm

re: #401 Blind Frog Belly White

Mind will turn to mush? Does it ever occur to people just how many really well-off people live here? Where do they think all the money comes from?

WRT seasons and trees and such, my Dad couldn’t understand why I liked living out here, since it was so dry and brown every time he’d visited. Then he came out in Spring after a really rainy winter, and it was all as green as Ireland. He said, “Now I understand.”

Except, no, really, he didn’t. If you love California, it’s not just for the few months when it’s green.

p.s. - every february when you get that bay area early spring day when it’s sunny and 65 degrees, i have no trouble remembering why i live here

434
ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:06:45pm

re: #411 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I won’t disagree with you there. But a man must have a favorite.

Why be judgemental?

Food is art…I keep my palette open.

435
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:07:02pm

re: #430 The Major

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That’s why I wasn’t going to give him an attaboy. Walsh is still a bigoted fuck nugget.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:07:27pm

re: #422 HappyWarrior

Yeah there are some I prefer over others. Like honestly Ethiopian wasn’t my favorite but I’d have it again. I just like trying new things. That’s why we live.

Misir Wot. Mmmmm… There was (still is, I hope) an exquisite Ethiopian restaurant in Madison. I don’t do lentils but I loved that red lentil stew.

437
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:08:11pm

re: #434 ObserverArt

Why be judgemental?

Food is art…I keep my palette open.

I think some of us just have favoritess. Like something we really really like? I don’t think he’s opposed to trying new things but has a favorite.

438
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:08:45pm

re: #436 William Lewis

Misir Wot. Mmmmm… There was (still is, I hope) an exquisite Ethiopian restaurant in Madison. I don’t do lentils but I loved that red lentil stew.

I should give it another try especially since they have a lot of good veggie dishes.

439
Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:09:19pm

Gee, Mr. Vice President, perhaps you could put the budget where your mouth is, like military and retired pay and veterans compensation high enough that the Commissary isn’t stuck taking so many food stamps.

440
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:09:35pm

re: #434 ObserverArt

Why be judgemental?

Food is art…I keep my palette open.

I don’t like half of cuisine half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of them half as well as they deserve.

441
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:11:15pm

re: #416 HappyWarrior

Not sure. I’ll have to ask. I think they use more coastal dishes since they’re from the coastal region.

Yeah, this is where my limited knowledge comes in.

I know crops from up on the slopes from anthropological materials that study agriculture, but not how they’ve translated into current-day regional foods…and don’t really grok the regions. Most of what I remember is how cleverly the differing altitudes are made functional with crops with different soil, temperature, and light needs: hence all the varieties of potatoes and the various other tubers (arracacha, ulloco, ahipa, oca) that thrive in different locations…but also stuff like large-kernel corn that’s adapted to grow in valleys, where there’s a limited arc of sunlight determined by the valley’s geography.

442
Anymouse 🌹  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:11:27pm

Funny how Republicans only care about “the troops” when they need us for a political trope.

443
prairiefire  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:12:56pm

re: #440 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Hey, Alex Kingston had to cancel.

444
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:13:24pm

re: #443 prairiefire

Hey, Alex Kingston had to cancel.

Sucks for you. I still hope she comes by Minneapolis some time.

445
Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:13:46pm
446
The Major  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:14:08pm
447
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:15:30pm

re: #441 The Ghost of a Flea

Yeah, this is where my limited knowledge comes in.

I know crops from up on the slopes from anthropological materials that study agriculture, but not how they’ve translated into current-day regional foods…and don’t really grok the regions. Most of what I remember is how cleverly the differing altitudes are made functional with crops with different soil, temperature, and light needs: hence all the varieties of potatoes and the various other tubers (arracacha, ulloco, ahipa, oca) that thrive in different locations…but also stuff like large-kernel corn that’s adapted to grow in valleys, where there’s a limited arc of sunlight determined by the valley’s geography.

I’ll ask soon. I may be meeting for lunch with them on Saturday.

448
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:16:08pm

re: #446 The Major

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WTF.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:17:41pm

re: #447 HappyWarrior

I’ll ask soon. I may be meeting for lunch with them on Saturday.

Ain’t no thing if it don’t happen.

450
ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:18:25pm

I’m worried about The State of the Trump.

451
Semper Fi  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:18:26pm

School bullies across America will have a new ‘dig’ reminding immigrant kids and those of color they come from a shithole country.

452
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:19:45pm

re: #451 Semper Fi

School bullies across America will have a new ‘dig’ reminding immigrant kids and those of color they come from a shithole country.

That’s one of the worst side effects of Trumpism. Giving schoolyard bullies the knowledge that POTUS is on their side.

453
prairiefire  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:19:50pm

re: #451 Semper Fi

Or a stronger point of rejection.

454
Bubblehead II  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:20:06pm
455
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:20:40pm

re: #449 The Ghost of a Flea

Ain’t no thing if it don’t happen.

I’ll try to remember :). My favorite Peruvian dish FWIW is Lomo Saltado which is actually heavily influenced by the Chinese immigrants that went to Peru.

456
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:21:46pm

re: #454 Bubblehead II

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Time line is a little off but the spirit is right on. (The Catholic scares were around 1850) and the Chinese scare a little after.

457
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:21:55pm

re: #455 HappyWarrior

I’ll try to remember :). My favorite Peruvian dish FWIW is Lomo Saltado which is actually heavily influenced by the Chinese immigrants that went to Peru.

Yeah, that’s one of the things I’ve had. Yours have fried potatoes in it? Mine did.

(In Idaho, of all places)

458
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:22:33pm

re: #430 The Major

459
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:22:34pm

So I mentioned that I enjoy curry of all flavors. One thing I was excited to try was Hyderabadi biryani. It’s basically the Indian equivalent of hotdish; yogurt-marinated chicken, rice, spices, layered together and steamed. After experiencing the real deal, it’s definitely my favorite, but you can’t get anything resembling real biryani here in the States, so I resort to lesser curries when I need my Indian fix.

460
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:23:42pm

re: #457 The Ghost of a Flea

Yeah, that’s one of the things I’ve had. Yours have fried potatoes in it? Mine did.

(In Idaho, of all places)

Yep! I always combine the green and yellow sauces too. I love that green sauce. If I could find it retail here, I’d use it on everything like eggs and sandwiches.

461
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:23:50pm

re: #329 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Well, they’ll corrupt you and turn you all evil and librul and - if you’re especially weak-willed - make you one of THEM.

well…they can also make you look fabulous and turn you into a god in the kitchen.

But only if you are willing…

462
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:24:24pm

re: #459 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So I mentioned that I enjoy curry of all flavors. One thing I was excited to try was Hyderabadi biryani. It’s basically the Indian equivalent of hotdish; yogurt-marinated chicken, rice, spices, layered together and steamed. After experiencing the real deal, it’s definitely my favorite, but you can’t get anything resembling real biryani here in the States, so I resort to lesser curries when I need my Indian fix.

That was my favorite biryani too. Except I like it with lamb or goat.

463
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:25:01pm

Lamb Rogan Josh is also good. I had that in Berlin of all places because we were in a heavily immigrant part of the city.

464
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:26:01pm

re: #460 HappyWarrior

Mine did not have sauces, and I am…intrigued.

465
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:26:11pm

re: #463 HappyWarrior

Lamb Rogan Josh is also good. I had that in Berlin of all places because we were in a heavily immigrant part of the city.

Oh my gosh, yes. I had some of that in, oddly enough, the airport lounge in Dubai on the way into Hyderabad. It was fabulous.

466
JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:26:14pm

re: #459 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’d be surprised if one of the major cities (NY, LA, CHI, DC) doesn’t have killer authentic Biryani.
But I’d bet what you experienced was amazing.

467
JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:28:31pm

re: #460 HappyWarrior

That famous and wonderful green sauce is pretty easy to make and I need to do that. I’m like you, I could eat it on everything.

468
DodgerFan1988  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:29:20pm

Ughh…

469
FormerDirtDart  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:30:04pm
470
Targetpractice  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:30:54pm

We can see from Walsh and Faux that the wingnut talking point is forming: Argue that it’s not the sentiment expressed but the words used that is causing the uproar, and so people need to “get over” their outrage over the use of “shitholes.” That liberals are making a fuss over that word, but secretly agree that these countries are a “mess” and so Trump is “right” to suggest Americans should want immigrants from countries like Norway.

471
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:31:05pm

re: #467 JordanRules

RECIPE NOW or I do something drastic.

472
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:32:15pm

re: #464 The Ghost of a Flea

Mine did not have sauces, and I am…intrigued.

They didn’t offer you the green or yellow sauce? Blasphemy!

473
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:32:44pm

re: #467 JordanRules

That famous and wonderful green sauce is pretty easy to make and I need to do that. I’m like you, I could eat it on everything.

i need that recipe lol. I love it.

474
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:33:29pm

re: #470 Targetpractice

We can see from Walsh and Faux that the wingnut talking point is forming: Argue that it’s not the sentiment expressed but the words used that is causing the uproar, and so people need to “get over” their outrage over the use of “shitholes.” That liberals are making a fuss over that word, but secretly agree that these countries are a “mess” and so Trump is “right” to suggest Americans should want immigrants from countries like Norway.

Walsh should know that people considered Ireland a shithole at one point. It really pisses me off that these wingnuts have this pathetic attitude.

475
JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:34:45pm

re: #473 HappyWarrior

re: #471 The Ghost of a Flea

Hold tight… scrolling thru a shit ton of unorganized bookmarks!

476
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:36:25pm

re: #475 JordanRules

Hold tight… scrolling thru a shit ton of unorganized bookmarks!

You’re just about to make my eggs that much better.

477
sagehen  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:37:28pm

re: #343 dangerman

Bolded for truth
Same as qft…quoted for….

I always thought QFT was quite fucking true…

478
JordanRules  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:38:52pm

re: #476 HappyWarrior

re: #471 The Ghost of a Flea

epicurious.com

I like spice so I sometimes go with hotter peppers. Nom!

479
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:40:01pm

re: #478 JordanRules

epicurious.com

I like spice so I sometimes go with hotter peppers. Nom!

Thanks!

480
The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:41:01pm

re: #478 JordanRules

epicurious.com

I like spice so I sometimes go with hotter peppers. Nom!

Thanks.

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The Major  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:41:25pm

re: #448 HappyWarrior

I had ObserverArt whip me up a prototype jockstrap that I would fog with the profits to go to homeless vets.

Problem is that I can’t find a mass producer of said athletic supporters….

482
Bubblehead II  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:41:46pm

Lizards, see you in the morning. 0300 wake up call is fast approaching.

Donna Fargo - Mockingbird Hill

Yeah, I know the damn birds are still asleep.

483
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:42:06pm

re: #468 DodgerFan1988

484
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:44:56pm

re: #481 The Major

I had ObserverArt whip me up a prototype jockstrap that I would fog with the profits to go to homeless vets.

Problem is that I can’t find a mass producer of said athletic supporters….

No not the jock. Broaderick. Still sticking with Trump?

485
HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:45:43pm

re: #483 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Steven, have you ever left your mom’s basement and it’s not just “leftists” fuckface.

486
sagehen  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:46:07pm

re: #393 Sea Mexican!

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If that’s their idea of sucia, I’d love to get a look at Playa Limpia.

487
retired cynic  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:47:15pm

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹

Great! My father was an expert tier of flies, and sold them. He was a real artist!

488
sagehen  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:48:06pm

re: #404 DodgerFan1988

Right on cue Trump cult followers are posting all over Facebook and Twitter graphic pictures of ongoing conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Mali, Niger, and South Sudan, to validate his “shitholes” statement.

Do you respond with pictures of Las Vegas, Sandy Hook and Sutherland Springs?

489
The Major  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:49:31pm

re: #468 DodgerFan1988

490
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2018 • 6:59:47pm

re: #459 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So I mentioned that I enjoy curry of all flavors. One thing I was excited to try was Hyderabadi biryani. It’s basically the Indian equivalent of hotdish; yogurt-marinated chicken, rice, spices, layered together and steamed. After experiencing the real deal, it’s definitely my favorite, but you can’t get anything resembling real biryani here in the States, so I resort to lesser curries when I need my Indian fix.

You will just have to learn how to make it yourself, in your own kitchen, much to the astonishment to everyone near and far!

491
dangerman  Jan 11, 2018 • 7:03:21pm

re: #477 sagehen

I always thought QFT was quite fucking true…

Ok with me
That works too

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TedStriker  Jan 11, 2018 • 7:17:48pm

re: #393 Sea Mexican!

[Embedded content]

*looks at second pic*

*turns head sideways to left*

493
DodgerFan1988  Jan 11, 2018 • 7:22:33pm

re: #488 sagehen

Do you respond with pictures of Las Vegas, Sandy Hook and Sutherland Springs?

Moot point since they believe those mass shootings are hoaxes.


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Grandparents Say ‘God Called’ on Perris Couple to Have So Many Children The couple accused of shackling their 13 children in filthy conditions in a Perris home were deeply religious and believed God had called on them to have so many kids, according to the grandparents of the children.David and Louise ...
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How Russia Says It Swatted Down a Drone Swarm in Syria On the night of January 5, a swarm of explosives-laden small drones, apparently controlled by Syrian rebels, attacked two Russian bases in western Syria, the Kremlin confirmed on Thursday. Authorities claim that Russian defenses destroyed or disabled all of ...
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Woman at Center of Greitens Story Asks for Privacy; Greitens Asks Lawmakers for Forgiveness The woman’s plea for privacy came as Greitens was contacting state lawmakers to apologize for the scandal, which has stalled action in the Legislature and upended Missouri’s political world. Five Republican lawmakers told the Post-Dispatch that they received calls ...
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Hawaii Missile False Alarm Triggers Shock, Blame and Apologies Residents and visitors in Hawaii have been recalling the shock of a false missile alarm, with many saying they thought they were going to die. The alert of an incoming ballistic missile was sent wrongly on Saturday morning by ...
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6 days, 8 hours ago
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L.A. ‘Swatting’ Suspect Charged With Manslaughter in Kansas Over Hoax Call That Led to Fatal Police Shooting he Los Angeles man at the center of what is believed to be the first fatal “swatting” incident in the U.S. has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a hoax phone call that led to a deadly shooting ...
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