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Dr. Matt  Jan 13, 2018 • 10:56:09am

WTH is going on??

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 13, 2018 • 10:59:17am

Front below, because it was bound to happen.

re: #216 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

But just saying that people shouldn’t come here because their country isn’t rich and fabulous like the United States, that’s offensive to the very core of American ideals. We welcome EVERYBODY, no matter what (well, except people that want to blow us up), in order to give everyone a chance at the life they desire.

I still recall a neighbor kid from when I was growing up (upper middle class, MD suburb of DC) that we don’t need anymore immigrants; “the melting pot is full.” He was probably 13.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:01:44am

My copy of Fire & Fury just got here. So much for Trump trying to ban it.

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BlueGrl21  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:01:53am

I just posted this on my Facebook page. I mean every word.

I’m done.

“Does everyone comprehend how many of John’s players are African? That those kids you sat in the stands and cheered for are Nigerian, Kenyan, and from other African countries? It’s usually at least half. HALF.

How many of those boys are sons to us? That they are with us CONSTANTLY. That some of them call John Dad and me Mom?

43% of African immigrants have college degrees. 33% of Americans have one.

The things coming out of Trump’s mouth, out of his supporter’s mouths…if any of you support that, unfriend me RIGHT NOW. I don’t want you in my life. I don’t care if we’re friends, family, I DO NOT CARE. These are my kids being talked about. Do not EVER mess with my kids.

This moment, right here, is the line in the sand.

Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.”

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Dr. Matt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:02:35am

Follow-up from above.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:02:35am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:02:48am

re: #2 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Front below, because it was bound to happen.

I still recall a neighbor kid from when I was growing up (upper middle class, MD suburb of DC) that we don’t need anymore immigrants; “the melting pot is full.” He was probably 13.

I remember a neighbor who was a brother of a friend, very proud of his Irish Heritage as am I but constantly bitching about the “Mexicans.” My brother is still in touch. Says he hasn’t changed much unfortunately. That’s xenophobic parenting for you. I like to think my brother and I benefited since Dad had coworkers from all over when he was in the restaurant industry.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:03:35am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:03:45am

re: #4 BlueGrl21

I just posted this on my Facebook page. I mean every word.

I’m done.

“Does everyone comprehend how many of John’s players are African? That those kids you sat in the stands and cheered for are Nigerian, Kenyan, and from other African countries? It’s usually at least half. HALF.

How many of those boys are sons to us? That they are with us CONSTANTLY. That some of them call Craig Dad and me Mom?

43% of African immigrants have college degrees. 33% of Americans have one.

The things coming out of Trump’s mouth, out of his supporter’s mouths…if any of you support that, unfriend me RIGHT NOW. I don’t want you in my life. I don’t care if we’re friends, family, I DO NOT CARE. These are my kids being talked about. Do not EVER mess with my kids.

This moment, right here, is the line in the sand.

Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.”

You and your husband are awesome.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:04:43am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:04:51am

re: #7 HappyWarrior

I remember a neighbor who was a brother of a friend, very proud of his Irish Heritage as am I but constantly bitching about the “Mexicans.” My brother is still in touch. Says he hasn’t changed much unfortunately. That’s xenophobic parenting for you. I like to think my brother and I benefited since Dad had coworkers from all over when he was in the restaurant industry.

My dad is proud to be an Irishman. I wonder what would happen if I told him about the Irish history and that our forefathers, despite their impeccable military service history, were probably reviled the same way Trump treats Mexicans, and that may be why they left Pennsylvania for fish country.

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Old Liberal  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:05:21am

re: #4 BlueGrl21

I just posted this on my Facebook page. I mean every word.

I’m done.

“Does everyone comprehend how many of John’s players are African? That those kids you sat in the stands and cheered for are Nigerian, Kenyan, and from other African countries? It’s usually at least half. HALF.

How many of those boys are sons to us? That they are with us CONSTANTLY. That some of them call John Dad and me Mom?

43% of African immigrants have college degrees. 33% of Americans have one.

The things coming out of Trump’s mouth, out of his supporter’s mouths…if any of you support that, unfriend me RIGHT NOW. I don’t want you in my life. I don’t care if we’re friends, family, I DO NOT CARE. These are my kids being talked about. Do not EVER mess with my kids.

This moment, right here, is the line in the sand.

Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.”

Good for you. Your life will be better without these people.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:06:36am

re: #11 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My dad is proud to be an Irishman. I wonder what would happen if I told him about the Irish history and that our forefathers, despite their impeccable military service history, were probably reviled the same way Trump treats Mexicans, and that may be why they left Pennsylvania for fish country.

You should tell him. It’s unfortunate man because many Irish Americans do know what we went through and use it to crap on others rather than showing empathy and solidarity.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:07:31am

Another fucked up day in Trump’s America.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:07:35am
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BlueGrl21  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:08:23am

re: #9 HappyWarrior

You and your husband are awesome.

We try. :)

There are not proper words to express how furious I am.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:08:36am

I was so touched when my defense of the immigrants got likes from cousins from each grandparent’s family.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:09:56am

re: #16 BlueGrl21

We try. :)

There are not proper words to express how furious I am.

Those kids when they have kids of their own are going to remember the kindness and love you showed them.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:11:00am

Trump will get whoever is in charge of shithole Puerto Rico reconstruction on quickly getting to the bottom of what caused the false ballistic missile alert and fixing it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:11:12am

Trumps xenophobic bullshit has my mom more aware than I’ve ever seen her about her immigrant grandparents. I recently got her moms parents wedding photo colorized.

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Old Liberal  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:11:45am

re: #16 BlueGrl21

We try. :)

There are not proper words to express how furious I am.

I wish more people knew firsthand what is like to have a family made up of many shades of skin color and features. They wouldn’t “agree to disagree” with these shitheads.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:13:26am

re: #16 BlueGrl21

We try. :)

There are not proper words to express how furious I am.

And your rant inspired me to drop a nuclear bomb on my wingnut-infested Facebook feed (which, I notice, I have been spending less and less time reading; gee, I wonder why)…

Why does it matter what country someone is from? Like, what’s the point in judging someone by the place they came from? If they’re uprooting themselves and coming to America, they’re trying to make a fresh start. Judge the person on their own merits; if they’re able and willing to contribute something to our society, then they are welcome here. If not, they aren’t. It should be that simple. That’s how this country has always been, and that’s what makes America great.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:15:54am

I’m just so disappointed that a good friend of mine is all on for this xenophobic crap. I accept it but man I’ve lost a lot of respect for him. It’s sad to see one of us gone one way and the other so lost.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:16:50am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

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So when the next alert is issued, how many people are going to take it seriously?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:17:01am

I’m my family’s genealogist so I post photos of old family. Some of whom were immigrants or the children of them.

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BlueGrl21  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:19:04am

re: #22 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And your rant inspired me to drop a nuclear bomb on my wingnut-infested Facebook feed (which, I notice, I have been spending less and less time reading; gee, I wonder why)…

Good for you.

One of the kids, Sam, died of an asthma attack last year. He was 27. He used to sit with me in the stands at games because he wanted to talk. We’d talk about everything: God, girls, school, race, everything. He was Nigerian and called me Mom. He lived with us for a while after high school so he could pay for college. His death broke my heart. I cried for months and still tear up when I think about him. I loved that kid with all my heart.

There are no words for how angry I am.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:20:37am
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Old Liberal  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:21:08am

re: #23 HappyWarrior

I’m just so disappointed that a good friend of mine is all on for this xenophobic crap. I accept it but man I’ve lost a lot of respect for him. It’s sad to see one of us gone one way and the other so lost.

People like that damaged my soul. I said goodbye. My soul is much happier. I realize now the person was a shithead, and wasn’t worth the trouble.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:21:18am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:21:21am

re: #26 BlueGrl21

Good for you.

One of the kids, Nigerian, Sam, died of an asthma attack last year. He was 27. He used to sit with me in the stands at games because he wanted to talk. We’d talk about everything: God, girls, school, race, everything. He was Nigeria and called me Mom. He lived with us for a while after high school so he could pay for college. His death broke my heart. I cried for months and still tear up when I think about him. I loved that kid with all my heart.

There are no words for how angry I am.

Poor kid. I’m angry too. Not merely at Trump but his asshole supporters who care more about liberals being upset than anything else.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:21:54am

re: #22 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I haven’t been on Facebook since October, 2016 because of the then-upcoming election. I don’t miss that rancid place one bit.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:21:58am

re: #16 BlueGrl21

We try. :)

There are not proper words to express how furious I am.

I think your Facebook post was properly worded.

And righteous.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:22:20am

re: #28 Old Liberal

People like that damaged my soul. I said goodbye. My soul is much happier. I realize now the person was a shithead, and wasn’t worth the trouble.

Oldest friend I have. I just accept it but it does cause heartache. I’m doing what I can to make him learn.

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William Lewis  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:23:51am

re: #21 Old Liberal

I wish more people knew firsthand what is like to have a family made up of many shades of skin color and features. They wouldn’t “agree to disagree” with these shitheads.

It’s funny but I remember how my FiL left Alabama after his service in the Navy in WWII because of the racism. His family, for the most part, stayed down there and stayed the same. But when Mary and I adopted from Vietnam we sent photos to the direct relations that were still alive. One of his sisters kept it on her refrigerator despite being perhaps the worst of the bunch. One day her daughter came by and started complaining about “that brown baby on the fridge” and the great aunt who never got to meet him was all “That’s my John and don’t you dare talk bad about him”.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:24:51am

re: #21 Old Liberal

I wish more people knew firsthand what is like to have a family made up of many shades of skin color and features. They wouldn’t “agree to disagree” with these shitheads.

This seems appropriate here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:25:03am

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I don’t trust him and I pity anyone who lives in that district.

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William Lewis  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:25:10am

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

So when the next alert is issued, how many people are going to take it seriously?

That’s one of the reasons people do that kind of thing. Makes you wonder where the hoax originated - here? Russia? North Korea?

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MsJ  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:26:13am

re: #4 BlueGrl21

I’m so sorry that this is happening and how it’s affecting you personally. Truly sorry.

I have few friends and almost no family left, and I’d walk away from every last one who is left if they espoused trump bullshit. For me, life is too short to allow that in my life. Real people are being impacted.

I hope you’re friends and family get the message to reexamine their lives and values.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:26:44am

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That dude looks like trouble.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:27:08am

I really want friendships to transcend politics but it’s harder these days for me.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:28:32am

re: #28 Old Liberal

People like that damaged my soul. I said goodbye. My soul is much happier. I realize now the person was a shithead, and wasn’t worth the trouble.

My thinking is that I barely have time for the good people in my life—I won’t waste a minute with assholes by choice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:28:57am

re: #36 HappyWarrior

I don’t trust him and I pity anyone who lives in that district.

re: #39 ObserverArt

That dude looks like trouble.

I think we’ll see more of that as wingnuts pretend to be Democrats in an attempt to “ride the blue wave”.
Also, wingnuts can point to these assholes as examples of how Democrats are the real racists, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:29:33am

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think we’ll see more of that as wingnuts pretend to be Democrats in an attempt to “ride the blue wave”.
Also, wingnuts can point to these assholes as examples of how Democrats are the real racists, etc.

Yep, my thoughts on both counts.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:30:46am

I cherish that the people I’m closest with i.e. my parents, brothers, and cousins I talk to fairly regularly are appalled by Trumpism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:30:56am

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think we’ll see more of that as wingnuts pretend to be Democrats in an attempt to “ride the blue wave”.
Also, wingnuts can point to these assholes as examples of how Democrats are the real racists, etc.

I’m going to pay attention. Just because someone has a D after their name, doesn’t make that a good candidate. Nor does the candidate being a woman (cases in point: Tulsi Gabbard and that McSally person in Arizona, to name just two).

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retired cynic  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:32:39am

Russia’s Efforts to Divide Us Are Not New

Reminding me of recent history!

It may seem like a new thing, but it’s really just a revival of something that we lived with during the Cold War, stripped of even the hint of socialist idealism and put on steroids by the digital age.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:32:40am

re: #37 William Lewis

That’s one of the reasons people do that kind of thing. Makes you wonder where the hoax originated - here? Russia? North Korea?

I thought of North Korea immediately. They have the hackers that could do it.

As I said on the previous thread…this does not surprise me with Trump in office. Sadly, I think we find more and more bad things happening to our systems. How could there not be with the way he is cutting this and eliminating that…all with “the best people.”

America is going to learn a lesson with Trump. Key will be if they take the lesson to heart and ascribe it to the correct cause, Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:32:40am

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m going to pay attention. Just because someone has a D after their name, doesn’t make that a good candidate. Nor does the candidate being a woman (cases in point: Tulsi Gabbard and that McSally person in Arizona, to name just two).

McSally is a Republican. Gabbard though is a great example of that though. I don’t trust her at all and it troubles me to see a lot of liberals in news story comments suggest her as a good candidate. I hope it’s just that they only see her military record and youth and don’t know much more about her and they’ll know better when the info comes out.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:33:11am

re: #19 BlueSpotinAL

Trump will get whoever is in charge of shithole Puerto Rico reconstruction on quickly getting to the bottom of what caused the false ballistic missile alert and fixing it.

I’ll be perfectly happy to trade the governor for anything. He would blend in with the geniuses Trump has brought into his cabinet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:34:13am

re: #47 ObserverArt

I thought of North Korea immediately. They have the hackers that could do it.

As I said on the previous thread…this does not surprise me with Trump in office. Sadly, I think we find more and more bad things happening to our systems. How could there not be with the way he is cutting this and eliminating that…all with “the best people.”

America is going to learn a lesson with Trump. Key will be if they take the lesson to heart and ascribe it to the correct cause, Trump.

I wouldn’t put it past Russia either.
Also certain assholes in the yam’s administration who are having boners over this.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:34:26am

re: #36 HappyWarrior

I don’t trust him and I pity anyone who lives in that district.

He’s not getting a lot of love from the Dem party:

In a statement responding to Abarr’s announcement, Montana Democrats blasted the candidate.

“John Abarr is a failed former-Republican House candidate with a revolting history of promoting white supremacy,” the group said. “His views have no place in Montana, and we condemn him and his campaign without exception.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:36:03am

re: #51 BeachDem

He’s not getting a lot of love from the Dem party:

In a statement responding to Abarr’s announcement, Montana Democrats blasted the candidate.

“John Abarr is a failed former-Republican House candidate with a revolting history of promoting white supremacy,” the group said. “His views have no place in Montana, and we condemn him and his campaign without exception.”

Yeah I saw that. Good on the Montana Dems. It won’t stop idiotic right wingers from claiming that this means the Dems are the real racists but oyu know what, we did our part unlike the Republicans.

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Old Liberal  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:36:28am

re: #34 William Lewis

It’s funny but I remember how my FiL left Alabama after his service in the Navy in WWII because of the racism. His family, for the most part, stayed down there and stayed the same. But when Mary and I adopted from Vietnam we sent photos to the direct relations that were still alive. One of his sisters kept it on her refrigerator despite being perhaps the worst of the bunch. One day her daughter came by and started complaining about “that brown baby on the fridge” and the great aunt who never got to meet him was all “That’s my John and don’t you dare talk bad about him”.

That’s great, but keep in mind that good old “great aunt” might be ok with “this one” but still wouldn’t accept BlueGrl21’s family. It’s just another version of “the good ones” vs. “the bad ones”. If they run the Mexican restaurant down the road, they are good ones, if they are roofing a house down the road they are “no good illegals”. It’s all bullshit, because they are individuals.

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Old Liberal  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:37:16am

re: #41 BeachDem

My thinking is that I barely have time for the good people in my life—I won’t waste a minute with assholes by choice.

And if all I got is bad people in my life…..what the fuck turn did I miss?

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:38:36am

re: #54 Old Liberal

And if all I got is bad people in my life…..what the fuck turn did I miss?

You should have taken left at Albuquerque. //Bugs Bunny reference …

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William Lewis  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:40:15am

re: #53 Old Liberal

That’s great, but keep in mind that good old “great aunt” might be ok with “this one” but still wouldn’t except BlueGrl21’s family. It’s just another version of “the good ones” vs. “the bad ones”. If they run the Mexican restaurant down the road, they are good ones, if they are roofing a house down the road they are “no good illegals”. It’s all bullshit, because they are individuals.

Not saying otherwise. It’s simply a story I found funny (eta: Funny Hmmm not Funny ha ha) in this case. Much like the story I told the other day of their racist father saving a young black man from the klan that wanted to kill him. Even within our faults and flaws people have a line where, to remember Camus, they say “No.” and do what is right. Perhaps only once, perhaps always after. People are complicated that way.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:41:28am

,You find yourself going one way in this world and the others going another. And it just sucks because maybe those qualities were always there but you overlooked them? I don’t remember my friend being political for the longest time. But looking back on it, I do remember him posting stupid stuff about how we should drug test welfare recipients but it wasn’t constant like it is now. And perhaps I have grown a little more sensitive in older age but I don’t see that as a bad thing, I see that as me being more aware of the world outside of me.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:42:46am

re: #50 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wouldn’t put it past Russia either.
Also certain assholes in the yam’s administration who are having boners over this.

Could be a tag team. Putin was complementary to Kim Jong Un the other day and tweaked Trump’s nose with it. He’s toying with The Orange Don. Probably making sure he stays in line and doesn’t weasel his way out of any deals they have to save his butt politically.

If anyone knows Trump is compromised and can’t be trusted it would be Vlad.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:44:27am

re: #55 Sea Mexican!

You should have taken left at Albuquerque. //Bugs Bunny reference …

Daffy changed the signs.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:45:48am

Do y’all think its possible that the media will now (or soon) stop calling Trump’s lies “falsehoods” and actually call them lies? I’m also talking about the press briefings as well. When Sanders clearly says a lie, the reporter(s) will say “Stop lying.”

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Teukka  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:46:29am

So you guys aren’t the only ones to have “Ooopsies” when doing silent tests of the alarm systems. Here in Stockholm we had one on 7/9 last year at 10pm. Took 30 min to report the Public Alert signal was in error.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:46:48am

re: #57 HappyWarrior

,You find yourself going one way in this world and the others going another. And it just sucks because maybe those qualities were always there but you overlooked them? I don’t remember my friend being political for the longest time. But looking back on it, I do remember him posting stupid stuff about how we should drug test welfare recipients but it wasn’t constant like it is now. And perhaps I have grown a little more sensitive in older age but I don’t see that as a bad thing, I see that as me being more aware of the world outside of me.

People are not narrow minded and bigoted at birth. They grow into it as they learn from others.

Being good takes work. Bad is easy.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:47:39am

re: #61 Teukka

That is good to know.

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BigPapa  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:47:44am

Two points:
1. My hangover is gone
2. Golf just saved the world and ya’ll think it’s boring
3. Bonus Point: I’ve never been so happy Trump was golfing

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:48:15am

re: #62 ObserverArt

People are not narrow minded and bigoted at birth. They grow into it as they learn from others.

Being good takes work. Bad is easy.

Reminds me of something I believe, Apathy is easy, fighting for something you truly believe in is difficult. But you’re right. They do learn. I just don’t know how my good friend went from a fairly normal guy to being a wingnut propaganda espousing parrot.

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BlueGrl21  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:50:08am

re: #38 MsJ

I’m so sorry that this is happening and how it’s affecting you personally. Truly sorry.

I have few friends and almost no family left, and I’d walk away from every last one who is left if they espoused trump bullshit. For me, life is too short to allow that in my life. Real people are being impacted.

I hope you’re friends and family get the message to reexamine their lives and values.

I’ve gotten rid of the worst of them, but I still have a cousin or two hanging around. And a couple of people who know me through my husband from Kentucky. He had a couple of players that played there and we ended up with friends from there when we went up for games. I suspect a couple of them are wingnuts but never bothered checking. Now they know very, very clearly where I stand.

My husband is the one that gets attention when he posts or tweets. He shared my message to his timeline and said, “Same for me. I don’t care who you are, get out.”

8 of his 11 players this year are African. He talked to all of them about it today. Let them know they are completely and unequivocally loved. And all of this is a bunch of bullshit.

It’s personal.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:51:07am

re: #64 BigPapa

The other day Limbaugh said he had once played golf with Trump and that Trump shot a 72. I haven’t laughed so hard in years. Trump is an 18-handicap, AT BEST.

Also, I don’t think golf is boring at all. I used to play 4-5 times a week and the Masters is still my favorite sporting event.

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blueraven  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:51:32am

re: #64 BigPapa

Two points:
1. My hangover is gone
2. Golf just saved the world and ya’ll think it’s boring
3. Bonus Point: I’ve never been so happy Trump was golfing

So, tell us what you experienced? Must have been terrifying!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:51:50am

re: #67 Ace Rothstein

The other day Limbaugh said he had once played golf with Trump and that Trump shot a 72. I haven’t laughed so hard in years. Trump is an 18-handicap, AT BEST.

It amuses me that they have to lie about such stupid shit. Remember when Ryan lied about his marathon times?

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:52:12am
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Teukka  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:53:12am

re: #63 PhillyPretzel

That is good to know.

Another good thing to know is how it sounds in Finland: Yleisen vaaramerkin testaus 5.6.2017 klo 12.00

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:55:10am

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Reminds me of something I believe, Apathy is easy, fighting for something you truly believe in is difficult. But you’re right. They do learn. I just don’t know how my good friend went from a fairly normal guy to being a wingnut propaganda espousing parrot.

I have a nephew that has turned into a complete redneck Trump-lovin’ jerk.

My brother, his father isn’t like that. His other two brothers and one sister are not like that. In fact his youngest brother just had a baby with his African American significant other. (They plan on getting married soon).

Where did he change? The people he hangs with. He fell into their thinking and soaked it up. Now he rolls in it.

Heh. I hadn’t thought of it. I just realized I now have a beautiful little great-niece that has medium dark skin and gorgeous blue eyes. Cool.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:56:18am

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m going to pay attention. Just because someone has a D after their name, doesn’t make that a good candidate. Nor does the candidate being a woman (cases in point: Tulsi Gabbard and that McSally person in Arizona, to name just two).

Yep. Here in south by dog carolina, we often have loons run as “Democrats.” It is hideous. One of the looniest, thank dog, just changed over to be a Republican, but there are still some kicking around. You try to discourage them and side-step them, but then you have years like 2010, when we had crazies for both Senate and House seats. (I will go to my grave crying SHENANIGANS—and have the spreadsheets to back me up.)

That was when all the media made much ado about Alvin Greene as our Senate candidate (which was, granted bullshit), and the utter incoherence of Ben Frasier being the Dem candidate for our shiny new House seat went unnoticed.

Frasier had no campaign site, no email address, and even the facebook somebody put up for him had his name misspelled. Oh, and it was his ELEVENTH primary run, and he was defending the Confederate flag, anti-choice, against gays in the military and for prayer in public school.

In 2008, he lost the primary 65-35 to an openly gay woman. Then, in 2010 (new district, but many of the same places) he often tripled or quadrupled his vote count running against a retired Air Force pilot with a lot of support.

I contacted multiple media peeps, with precinct by precinct anomalies and weirdness. Only a guy from GWU who had been quoted in a 538 article about Greene ever even got back to me and he lost interest pretty quickly.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:57:28am
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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:57:45am

re: #69 HappyWarrior

It amuses me that they have to lie about such stupid shit. Remember when Ryan lied about his marathon times?

He wasn’t lying Happy. He just didn’t say it was for nine holes.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 11:58:41am

re: #72 ObserverArt

I have a nephew that has turned into a complete redneck Trump-lovin’ jerk.

My brother, his father isn’t like that. His other two brothers and one sister are not like that. In fact his youngest brother just had a baby with his African American significant other. (They plan on getting married soon).

Where did he change? The people he hangs with. He fell into their thinking and soaked it up. Now he rolls in it.

Heh. I hadn’t thought of it. I just realized I now have a beautiful little great-niece that has medium dark skin and gorgeous blue eyes. Cool.

Yeah who you hang out with. Your grand niece sounds adorable. My mom has cousins on each side of the family that married African-Americans. The one sadly was disowned by her father for it. She’s actually told me a lot about my Grandmother’s oldest half siblings whom I never met since they died before I was born. She and her daughter were welcomed as honored guests when they visited the home village in Slovakia.

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retired cynic  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:03:40pm

Avaaz has gotten up a petition to get a million Americans to sign, which they are going to publish in the biggest newspapers in countries maligned as shitholes: the ad is an apology for the “hurtful words of our President.” I signed.

secure.avaaz.org

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:04:31pm

re: #74 Kragar

So either Trump decided to ignore a supposed missile attack against Hawaii or his own people realized he’s fucking nuts and chose not to inform him about it

I’m gonna go with the latter.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:05:25pm

The last 10 years or so has caused me to reconsider my definition of ‘good person’. I used to hang out on an archery/bowhunting forum (traditional archer and self-bowyer), and back then, I thought, “We all want pretty much the same thing, but Conservatives and Liberals differ on how to get there.”

Sure, there were some assholes who thought I was an awful person for being a Liberal, but mostly they got marginalized. We had healthy debates, but generally we treated each other with respect.

Then Obama was elected. And they went nuts. A lot of folks I thought of as ‘good people’ turned out to be totally racist types who said things like “Trayvon Martin chose the thug life, so he died a thug death”. or some of the more vile caricatures of Michelle Obama. People I thought of as more rational than the others there went total wingnut, right down to the ‘Bathhouse Barry’ stuff - while simultaneously also believing him to be a secret Muslim. The shit finally got too deep for me in about 2010. I look in occasionally, and it’s gotten worse.

So, how does one define a ‘good person’? Somebody who works hard, donates money and time to charity, is generous and friendly, would give you the shirt off his back if you were in need?

Okay, what if that person calls Muslims ‘Sand N*gg*rs’? Or agrees that all those countries where nonwhite people live are ‘Shithole Countries’? Or spouts other overtly racist bullshit? Still a good person?

Maybe it’s not as simple as ‘good people’ and ‘bad people’.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:06:07pm

re: #73 BeachDem

This is why beating the drums to have Democrats run for every office is meaningless. They have to be VIABLE candidates.

I am so excited that Patti Piatt is running for Tom Massie’s seat. The last couple of elections the alleged Democratic candidates were complete loons.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:07:25pm

re: #79 Blind Frog Belly White

The last 10 years or so has caused me to reconsider my definition of ‘good person’. I used to hang out on an archery/bowhunting forum (traditional archer and self-bowyer), and back then, I thought, “We all want pretty much the same thing, but Conservatives and Liberals differ on how to get there.”

Sure, there were some assholes who thought I was an awful person for being a Liberal, but mostly they got marginalized. We had healthy debates, but generally we treated each other with respect.

Then Obama was elected. And they went nuts. A lot of folks I thought of as ‘good people’ turned out to be totally racist types who said things like “Trayvon Martin chose the thug life, so he died a thug death”. or some of the more vile caricatures of Michelle Obama. People I thought of as more rational than the others there went total wingnut, right down to the ‘Bathhouse Barry’ stuff - while simultaneously also believing him to be a secret Muslim. The shit finally got too deep for me in about 2010. I look in occasionally, and it’s gotten worse.

So, how does one define a ‘good person’? Somebody who works hard, donates money and time to charity, is generous and friendly, would give you the shirt off his back if you were in need?

Okay, what if that person calls Muslims ‘Sand N*gg*rs’? Or agrees that all those countries where nonwhite people live are ‘Shithole Countries’? Or spouts other overtly racist bullshit? Still a good person?

Maybe it’s not as simple as ‘good people’ and ‘bad people’.

We overlook things in people we consider friends. You’re right that Obama made them worse.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:08:09pm

re: #79 Blind Frog Belly White

I was in a jam-packed bar the day the George Zimmerman verdict was announced. When “not guilty” was said, the entire bar erupted in applause like it was a game-winning home run.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:09:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:10:49pm

re: #82 Ace Rothstein

I was in a jam-packed bar the day the George Zimmerman verdict was announced. When “not guilty” was said, the entire bar erupted in applause like it was a game-winning home run.

Jeezus. But yeah. The stuff with Martin woke me up to a lot of ugliness in white America.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:11:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:11:53pm

I was really naive and I don’t blame Obama for this to think we turned a new leaf when we elected him.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:12:25pm

re: #85 Dr. Matt

I don’t like her but she’s right.

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blueraven  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:12:37pm

hoo boy

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:12:43pm

Seriously, has Trump or someone in the White House not commented on the Hawaii false alert yet?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:12:50pm

Can a convicted felon serve in the Senate?

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:13:34pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is why beating the drums to have Democrats run for every office is meaningless. They have to be VIABLE candidates.

I am so excited that Patti Piatt is running for Tom Massie’s seat. The last couple of elections the alleged Democratic candidates were complete loons.

Remember when you and I sent money to each other’s candidates for the house (I think yours was a judge? running against Massie?) I was on many KY email lists for quite awhile. Will likely send Patti Piatt some $—probably a better bet than some of our local candidates.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:13:57pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is why beating the drums to have Democrats run for every office is meaningless. They have to be VIABLE candidates.

I am so excited that Patti Piatt is running for Tom Massie’s seat. The last couple of elections the alleged Democratic candidates were complete loons.

Does she stand a decent chance?

By the way, I like how her name has the exact same letters for both first name and surname. That’ll make for some good campaign signs.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:14:04pm

Just saw this one: “Donnie Doll Hands.”

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blueraven  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:15:17pm

re: #90 FormerDirtDart

Can a convicted felon serve in the Senate?

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She will be challenging Ben Cardin. Way to fuck things up.
While I respect her life choices, I am still not happy with what she did and think she will do harm to the Dems.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:16:04pm

I’m seeing that Trey Gowdy has resigned from the House Ethics Committee.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:16:08pm

re: #89 Ace Rothstein

Seriously, has Trump or someone in the White House not commented on the Hawaii false alert yet?

Hey, he was golfing. Priorities!

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:16:18pm

OK, stories keep changing. beginning to feel somewhere between disgruntled employee shenanigans, and hacked system

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:16:52pm

re: #92 ObserverArt

Does she stand a decent chance?

By the way, I like how her name has the exact same letters for both first name and surname. That’ll make for some good campaign signs.

She has a really good shot at it.
Her family has been here just about forever and she’s closely connected with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati business community.
Plus, she’s a lot more likeable than Massie.

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scottslemmons  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:16:58pm

re: #90 FormerDirtDart

Can a convicted felon serve in the Senate?

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Convicted felons can serve in the Senate.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:17:01pm

re: #95 Dr Lizardo

I’m seeing that Trey Gowdy has resigned from the House Ethics Committee.

He should resign from Congress.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:17:23pm

re: #88 blueraven

hoo boy

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Why?…

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:18:56pm

re: #100 HappyWarrior

Yep.

Here’s his letter:

congress.gov

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danarchy  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:19:06pm

re: #88 blueraven

hoo boy

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Don’t we have enough treasonous assholes in government already?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:19:27pm

re: #97 FormerDirtDart

OK, stories keep changing. beginning to feel somewhere between disgruntled employee shenanigans, and hacked system

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It’s that smaller government that they keep telling us is more efficient…

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:19:57pm

re: #97 FormerDirtDart

OK, stories keep changing. beginning to feel somewhere between disgruntled employee shenanigans, and hacked system

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Historical perspective:

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Dr. Matt  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:21:29pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:21:47pm

re: #79 Blind Frog Belly White

The last 10 years or so has caused me to reconsider my definition of ‘good person’. …

“Trayvon Martin chose the thug life, so he died a thug death”. or some of the more vile caricatures of Michelle Obama. People I thought of as more rational than the others there went total wingnut, right down to the ‘Bathhouse Barry’ stuff - while simultaneously also believing him to be a secret Muslim. The shit finally got too deep for me in about 2010. I look in occasionally, and it’s gotten worse.

Maybe it’s not as simple as ‘good people’ and ‘bad people’.

The Trayvon Martin bit in your post reminded me of something my one brother told me about my oldest brother who is as wingnutty as they come.

The two of them got into it about Zimmerman and Martin some time ago and my one brother said he couldn’t see the reason for Zimmerman to have felt threatened and if anything ZImmerman was the one who was threatening. Apparently, as he is wont to do when he gets all red-faced and foaming, oldest brother got all pissed off and yelled out “Did You See What He Was Wearing!!! Did you see that!!!

Fresh off Fox…years later. Oh those hoodies.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:21:58pm

re: #102 Dr Lizardo

Yep.

Here’s his letter:

congress.gov

He always has been a grandstanding asshole.

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:22:02pm

re: #41 BeachDem

My thinking is that I barely have time for the good people in my life—I won’t waste a minute with assholes by choice.

After you determine whether someone’s an anchor or a sail in your life, the next step is easy

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:23:38pm

re: #107 ObserverArt

The Trayvon Martin bit in your post reminded me of something my one brother told me about my oldest brother who is as wingnutty as they come.

The two of them got into it about Zimmerman and Martin some time ago and my one brother said he couldn’t see the reason for Zimmerman to have felt threatened and if anything ZImmerman was the one who was threatening. Apparently, as he is wont to do when he gets all red-faced and foaming, oldest brother got all pissed off and yelled out “Did You See What He Was Wearing!!! Did you see that!!!

Fresh off Fox…years later. Oh those hoodies.

Does your oldest brother not have a clue what kids wear? I remember when Geraldo was calling hoodies thug wear or some shit like that and then someone found photos of him in a hoodie.

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:24:27pm

re: #62 ObserverArt

People are not narrow minded and bigoted at birth. They grow into it as they learn from others.

Being good takes work. Bad is easy.

“You’ve got to be carefully taught”

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BigPapa  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:24:30pm

re: #68 blueraven

So, tell us what you experienced? Must have been terrifying!

Was walking out to my truck and a few tourists were walking, I heard his phone make a weird sound and they all circled around his phone. I looked in my rear view and saw them walking back to the condo. Then I noticed my phone had the Emergency Alert. I was a little scared at first but then I thought it was a hack. Turned on radio, but all shows are on recording so nothing there. Went to Twitter and FB and all my Hawaii peeps were WTF.

Tulsi Gabbard put out a tweet fast that it was an error, good for her.

I took 40 minutes but another Alert came through that there was no threat.

Pucker up!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:24:44pm
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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:25:00pm

re: #109 dangerman

After you determine whether someone’s an anchor or a sail in your life, the next step is easy

As much as I love Bette Midler, I beg of you, please don’t sing Wind Beneath My Wings!

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scottslemmons  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:25:25pm

re: #107 ObserverArt

The Trayvon Martin bit in your post reminded me of something my one brother told me about my oldest brother who is as wingnutty as they come.

The two of them got into it about Zimmerman and Martin some time ago and my one brother said he couldn’t see the reason for Zimmerman to have felt threatened and if anything ZImmerman was the one who was threatening. Apparently, as he is wont to do when he gets all red-faced and foaming, oldest brother got all pissed off and yelled out “Did You See What He Was Wearing!!! Did you see that!!!

Fresh off Fox…years later. Oh those hoodies.

The hoodie hate — that was just the most bizarre thing. Everyone wears hoodies. It’s a light jacket with a hood.

Someday, I really want to get my hands on the Fox programming schedule, just so I can convince these nutbags they need to start drinking bleach to show their support for Trump…

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:25:51pm

So, I’m teaching myself this:

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky (PSK Remastered)

I figured I’d start off with something easy. A, D, E chords. Pretty basic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:25:56pm
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petesh  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:26:10pm

re: #111 dangerman

“You’ve got to be carefully taught”

One of my favorite songs since i was about seven years old

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BlueGrl21  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:27:38pm

re: #107 ObserverArt

The Trayvon Martin bit in your post reminded me of something my one brother told me about my oldest brother who is as wingnutty as they come.

The two of them got into it about Zimmerman and Martin some time ago and my one brother said he couldn’t see the reason for Zimmerman to have felt threatened and if anything ZImmerman was the one who was threatening. Apparently, as he is wont to do when he gets all red-faced and foaming, oldest brother got all pissed off and yelled out “Did You See What He Was Wearing!!! Did you see that!!!

Fresh off Fox…years later. Oh those hoodies.

My husband was always pretty outspoken about racism, but Trayvon Martin pushed him into militant territory. Same thing happened with gun control…it was Columbine. I can’t really point to specific events that turned me into a Liberal….I was always outspoken and was raised by a father who is a Texas yellow dog Democrat. But he can.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:27:41pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:28:40pm

re: #110 HappyWarrior

Does your oldest brother not have a clue what kids wear? I remember when Geraldo was calling hoodies thug wear or some shit like that and then someone found photos of him in a hoodie.

As I said, my oldest brother is a wingnut, racist asshole.

He stopped thinking about 50 years ago, so having a clue about anything today is not in his wheelhouse.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:31:08pm

re: #112 BigPapa

Was walking out to my truck and a few tourists were walking, I heard his phone make a weird sound and they all circled around his phone. I looked in my rear view and saw them walking back to the condo. Then I noticed my phone had the Emergency Alert. I was a little scared at first but then I thought it was a hack. Turned on radio, but all shows are on recording so nothing there. Went to Twitter and FB and all my Hawaii peeps were WTF.

Tulsi Gabbard put out a tweet fast that it was an error, good for her.

I took 40 minutes but another Alert came through that there was no threat.

Pucker up!

40 minutes.

I’m letting thank sink in. My mind is resisting.

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:31:23pm

re: #35 BeachDem

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Jay C  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:32:28pm

re: #51 BeachDem

He’s not getting a lot of love from the Dem party:

In a statement responding to Abarr’s announcement, Montana Democrats blasted the candidate.

“John Abarr is a failed former-Republican House candidate with a revolting history of promoting white supremacy,” the group said. “His views have no place in Montana, and we condemn him and his campaign without exception.”

And what would also be useful is to have Tom Perez or Keith Ellison or somebody make it clear that the national Party wants nothing to do with this assclown, either. Better yet, make sure that there is an “official” - and supported - Democratic candidate in the primary. Preferably one without any KKK connections….

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:32:40pm

re: #114 BeachDem

As much as I love Bette Midler, I beg of you, please don’t sing Wind Beneath My Wings!

Never entered my mind
I got it years ago from a badass biker dude
So the association is just leather patches and tattoos
Not Bette (who I don’t hate either)

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:33:10pm

re: #94 blueraven

She will be challenging Ben Cardin. Way to fuck things up.
While I respect her life choices, I am still not happy with what she did and think she will do harm to the Dems.

She’s the 4th declared primary challenger for Cardin. He had 8 challengers in 2012, took 74+%

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:35:04pm

re: #79 Blind Frog Belly White

Few to no “good people” are completely intolerant of:
-other peoples mere existence
-and differing points of view

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:36:04pm
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BigPapa  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:36:52pm

Just blocked some asshole Friend who posted on Facebook after the false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii:
1. I hugged my wife, I love you all
2. We should just bomb North Korea anyway
3. If you don’t like it, screw you
4. Multiple people said ‘Love you’ and ‘Right on!’

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:39:27pm

re: #115 scottslemmons

The hoodie hate — that was just the most bizarre thing. Everyone wears hoodies. It’s a light jacket with a hood.

Someday, I really want to get my hands on the Fox programming schedule, just so I can convince these nutbags they need to start drinking bleach to show their support for Trump…

They were what you wore in the Fall when I was growing up. Then when it got a little colder, you’d switch to your varsity jacket (if you were a jock), and then when it got a little colder, you’d layer the hoodie under the varsity jacket. This was 40+ years ago in Whitesville, Whitesylvania.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:39:46pm
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A dark and stormy covfefe  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:41:06pm

re: #130 Blind Frog Belly White

Just pretend you’re in Saskatchewan and call it a bunny hug.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:41:21pm

re: #130 Blind Frog Belly White

My hoodie is grey and has “La Salle University” on it. Hardly thug if anything the opposite.

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plansbandc  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:46:23pm

re: #40 HappyWarrior

I have to admit I just can’t do it anymore. I am clinging to the last shreds of friendship with two Republicans. I dearly love my Aunt and I just don’t have the heart to cut ties with her as she is my dad’s sister and one of the few remaining relatives on that side of my family.

I hate with all my being the orange shitbag and fox news and all of the propaganda that continues to tear our family and friendships apart.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:49:54pm

re: #90 FormerDirtDart

Well, if Arpaio can run, so can she

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:50:12pm
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BigPapa  Jan 13, 2018 • 12:50:16pm

re: #134 plansbandc

They need to understand that they’re losing you because of support for Trump or the GOP.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:00:11pm

I’re: #137 BigPapa

They need to understand that they’re losing you because of support for Trump or the GOP.

Or perhaps even more because of what support for Trump reveals about them. That’s what I think when I read the posts/articles about women “swiping left” when they encounter a Trumpkin on whatever dating app all the hep cats are using these says.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:04:18pm
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Cheechako  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:05:04pm

I’m surprised trump didn’t push the nuke button to bomb NOK the minute he heard about the “alert”. Maybe someone replaced the nuke button in the “football” with an AED.

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makeitstop  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:06:14pm

re: #140 Cheechako

I’m surprised trump didn’t push the nuke button to bomb NOK the minute he heard about the “alert”. Maybe someone replaced the nuke button in the “football” with an AED.

He was golfing at the time. We got lucky.

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:09:49pm

re: #139 Dr. Matt

And he was out playing golf for the 100th time in less than a year.

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:10:37pm

re: #140 Cheechako

I’m surprised trump didn’t push the nuke button to bomb NOK the minute he heard about the “alert”. Maybe someone replaced the nuke button in the “football” with an AED.

Not NOK, California. Fox told him he would have won the popular vote if you didn’t count California, so BOOM!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:13:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:15:11pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:16:26pm

In the aftermath of the ‘Shithole Countries’ comments, I’m seeing wingnuts claim “Nobody called Trump a racist until the election!!”

That’s an odd thing to say about someone who was sued by the USG for racial discrimination, decades ago. I’d have thought that was the very essence of being called racist, to have an actual legal case against you for discrimination.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:18:45pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:19:30pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:19:35pm

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:20:39pm

re: #127 dangerman

Got somethin’ for ya:

At least one of those is an apeman. All of them, probably.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:20:52pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:23:29pm

re: #150 wrenchwench

Got somethin’ for ya:

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At least one of those is an apeman. All of them, probably.

Compared to the flowers and the birds and the trees, almost certainly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:25:00pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:25:02pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:25:40pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:28:06pm

re: #151 Kragar

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$2000 for an oil leak? Where was it leaking from, the crankshaft main oil seal?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:28:18pm

re: #151 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Back when I owned the Subaru, it started giving Check Engine alerts. You can’t smog-check a care with the CEL on. You can’t register a car with a delinquent smog check.

So we took it to the Subaru garage. There was a tiny hole in the head gasket, which was ever so slightly fouling one of the plugs, hence the CEL. No real effect on how the engine ran, no real increase in emissions. Just lit the CEL.

Cost to replace the headgasket was about 75% of the Blue Book value of the car. That led to two days of soul-searching before we finally decided to get it fixed.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:30:03pm

re: #157 Blind Frog Belly White

Back when I owned the Subaru, it started giving Check Engine alerts. You can’t smog-check a care with the CEL on. You can’t register a car with a delinquent smog check.

So we took it to the Subaru garage. There was a tiny hole in the head gasket, which was ever so slightly fouling one of the plugs, hence the CEL. No real effect on how the engine ran, no real increase in emissions. Just lit the CEL.

Cost to replace the headgasket was about 75% of the Blue Book value of the car. That led to two days of soul-searching before we finally decided to get it fixed.

To be fair, small holes in the head gasket turn into big holes in the head gasket, which lead to burning coolant (or oil in the coolant), which leads to bigger problems.

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makeitstop  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:34:01pm

We had to drive to Virginia on Thursday, so I took the truck in for inspection and an oil change. I told my guy that when I got new tires put on the truck they told me I needed rear brakes and rotors.

They did all that, and also discovered that I needed upper ball joints and found that one of the stabilizer bars on the rear was rusted out.

Boom, a grand and change. But the truck drove like a damn dream to VA and back.

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A dark and stormy covfefe  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:35:35pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:40:09pm

Last week, we had a Carpenter Bee in the house. Probably got in when we were letting Rango in or out to pee. I caught him* against the window with a drinking glass, slid a playing card underneath, carried him to the back door and let her go.

Today, a Carpenter Bee keeps *thunk*ing off the back windows.

I think he wants back in.

*California Carpenter Bees are sexually dimorphic. Females are all black, whereas males have lighter prothorax and abdominal segments. So I know it was a boy bee.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:41:06pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah yes…..Able Archer 83.

en.wikipedia.org

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:41:13pm

re: #151 Kragar

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That’s a complete engine rebuild.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:41:38pm
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wrenchwench  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:42:31pm

Sound on. If you are not at work.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:44:02pm

re: #159 makeitstop

We had to drive to Virginia on Thursday, so I took the truck in for inspection and an oil change. I told my guy that when I got new tires put on the truck they told me I needed rear brakes and rotors.

They did all that, and also discovered that I needed upper ball joints and found that one of the stabilizer bars on the rear was rusted out.

Boom, a grand and change. But the truck drove like a damn dream to VA and back.

Firm suspension pickup points will do that for ya’!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:47:59pm
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Jay C  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:49:03pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And I’m sure the guys had a better visit from Wax Trump than the real one could have ever provided….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:49:32pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:50:36pm

re: #159 makeitstop

We had to drive to Virginia on Thursday, so I took the truck in for inspection and an oil change. I told my guy that when I got new tires put on the truck they told me I needed rear brakes and rotors.

They did all that, and also discovered that I needed upper ball joints and found that one of the stabilizer bars on the rear was rusted out.

Boom, a grand and change. But the truck drove like a damn dream to VA and back.

We took Mrs. FBW’s Sienna in for service last month. Turns out the front pads were practically down to the metal.

I don’t drive it very often, so when I drove it a month or do back and the brakes seemed not so great, I ascribed it to being used to the excellent brakes in the Challenger. Mrs. FBW, of course, didn’t notice anything odd about them because she drives it all the time and they just kind of got that way.

MAN, was it better after that!!! Kinda scary, in retrospect.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:51:43pm

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Kim wouldn’t even need to launch a nuclear first-strike - he could launch an attack against South Korea while Trump’s out golfing and do one hell of a lot of damage before Trump made it back to the clubhouse.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:52:03pm
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meteor  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:52:18pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:54:22pm

A comment from the John Scalzi post that was posted here last night.:

Evan says:
JANUARY 12, 2018 AT 2:28 PM
You know… I know this is coming from a place of privilege, but I’ve gotten to the point where his racist outbursts aren’t shocking anymore. His inability to restrain himself from saying hateful things has been used in court as evidence against the travel ban, so he actually hurts his own cause when he does these things, and I take some grim satisfaction in that, but otherwise it all just blends into the cosmic background hideousness.

But the word “shithole” suddenly being on every channel actually does shock me a little. I know it’s the wrong reaction to have - what he believes should be the story, not how he expressed it - but somehow that’s the bit that stands out.

I remember saying back before the election that even if I wasn’t a democrat and didn’t share her values, I’d still be supporting Clinton because of the two major candidates she was the only one who would go away and competently do her job, whereas Trump would never, ever stop trying to be the center of attention, no matter how desperately he had to act out to do it. Even if you’re conservative, I said, can’t you see how utterly sick of him you’re going to be before long?

And even so, I never imagined I’d see purportedly unprintable words showing up in every news channel chryon, and a discussion about whether that plays well with his base.

I know that isn’t, or shouldn’t be, the real point. But I guess it’s the bit that I’m still not quite numb to yet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:57:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 1:59:53pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:00:01pm

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We’re so glad you could attend,
Come inside, come inside.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:03:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:04:10pm

re: #146 Blind Frog Belly White

In the aftermath of the ‘Shithole Countries’ comments, I’m seeing wingnuts claim “Nobody called Trump a racist until the election!!”

That’s an odd thing to say about someone who was sued by the USG for racial discrimination, decades ago. I’d have thought that was the very essence of being called racist, to have an actual legal case against you for discrimination.

Yeah I’m seeing that one too. It’s pathetc, dishonest bs.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:06:22pm

Horrible news just came in from my step-father on the telephone.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:07:17pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:07:24pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:07:59pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:08:39pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:10:23pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

Horrible news just came in from my step-father on the telephone.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:11:09pm
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makeitstop  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:13:02pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

Horrible news just came in from my step-father on the telephone.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:14:00pm

I keep seeing these things on FB - “Did you drink from the hose as a kid? Did you ride your bike without a helmet? Did you ride in the car without seatbelts? It’s a miracle that any of us survived childhood in the 1960s!”

Some of us didn’t. That’s why we have things like helmets and seatbelts now.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:15:01pm

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

I keep seeing these things on FB - “Did you drink from the hose as a kid? Did you ride your bike without a helmet? Did you ride in the car without seatbelts? It’s a miracle that any of us survived childhood in the 1960s!”

Some of us didn’t. That’s why we have things like helmets and seatbelts now.

Right, car accidents and plane crashes were much higher in the 60’s. The regulations gasp helped.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:17:07pm

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

I keep seeing these things on FB - “Did you drink from the hose as a kid? Did you ride your bike without a helmet? Did you ride in the car without seatbelts? It’s a miracle that any of us survived childhood in the 1960s!”

Some of us didn’t. That’s why we have things like helmets and seatbelts now.

It is a miracle that any of us survived, actually. Just because the majority of us survived doesn’t mean it wasn’t fucking stupid.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:17:13pm

Wingnuts seem to think something is a failure if it doesn’t completely eliminate it. I have no allusions, gun control won’t stop ALL shootings but if we can reduce gun violence, I think it’s worth it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:17:30pm

good fucking grief…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:18:26pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…

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Waaah the media isn’t kissing my orange ass enough because I’m a baby.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:20:25pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:21:14pm

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Jersey Whale strikes again?

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:21:58pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

You need to know the story of KAL-007, a Korean airliner shot down in 1983, to understand why those 38 minutes in Hawaii put the whole world in danger.

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) January 13, 2018

Or, just three weeks after the KAL 007 shootdown, the story of Stanislav Petrov, one of the true heroes of the Cold War.

en.wikipedia.org
en.wikipedia.org

If not for him, the world would have likely been turned into a radioactive cinder three-and-a-half decades ago.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:22:09pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…

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Someone get in there and burp the baby. He’s getting all fussy and cranky. Again.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:22:47pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

I am very sorry to hear that. You and your family are in my prayers.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:23:53pm

re: #197 ObserverArt

I just changed his diaper. Its your turn to burp him. /

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:24:04pm

re: #197 ObserverArt

Someone get in there and burp the baby. He’s getting all fussy and cranky. Again.

Nanny Kelly, attention Nanny John Kelly.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:24:39pm

re: #195 PhillyPretzel

The Jersey Whale strikes again?

I read that as The Outlaw Jersey Whale.

Heh, it had Eastwood in it. He was a bad ass too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:24:53pm

Seriously if Trump is a man’s man, I’m glad I don’t find their definition.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:25:15pm

re: #201 ObserverArt

I read that as The Outlaw Jersey Whale.

Heh, it had Eastwood in it. He was a bad ass too.

Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’, boy.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:27:00pm

I’ve come to realize that Matt Yglesias is an incredibly lazy writer.

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Cheechako  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:29:27pm

re: #189 HappyWarrior

Right, car accidents and plane crashes were much higher in the 60’s. The regulations gasp helped.

I can remember in the 1950’s, formations of converted WW2 bombers flying over my hometown spraying DDT to kill mosquitoes in an attempt to control an equine enchephalitis outbreak. Somehow we survived.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:30:20pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:32:10pm

geez well i guess ‘shit’ is not onna them words you can’t say on tv anymore

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:32:27pm

Trump supporter logic: he won, no questions!

Also Trump supporters logic: Obama must be treated like a hostile who was not legitimate at all or worthy of any respect.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:32:40pm

re: #182 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

re: #185 ObserverArt

re: #187 makeitstop

re: #198 PhillyPretzel

Thank you all so very kindly. I’m awaiting a call from my sister … my wife and I will likely be headed to California soon.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:33:27pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

Horrible news just came in from my step-father on the telephone.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:33:41pm

A nuclear false alarm and not a word from this horrible so-called president. Instead he rants AGAIN about how the media is persecuting him. We’re living in a goddamned nightmare.

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:33:42pm

re: #206 Kragar

Quick question:

Did your staff brief you on the #Hawaii Missile and you just say “Fuck it” or did they decide not to tell you till later because you’re an idiot?

— Kragar (@Kragar_LGF) January 13, 2018

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:34:43pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

A nuclear false alarm and not a word from this horrible so-called president. Instead he rants AGAIN about how the media is persecuting him. We’re living in a goddamned nightmare.

He’s not fit to be President. HRC warned us and too many scoffed because of their own bullshit.

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plansbandc  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:34:51pm

I sincerely hope that the next time there’s a fake missile strike alert that the orange piece of rotting garbage doesn’t see it while he’s on his golden throne.

If he does, the whole world is done.

I think he’ll launch in less than a second.

This is why, along with lots of other things about the orange piece of shit, I cry every fucking day.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:34:56pm

re: #207 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

geez well i guess ‘shit’ is not onna them words you can’t say on tv anymore

It is a very Presidential word now.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:35:40pm
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William Lewis  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:35:45pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

Horrible news just came in from my step-father on the telephone.

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:35:48pm

re: #139 Dr. Matt

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Heck stormy Daniels would have been enough by itself

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Cheechako  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:35:58pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

A nuclear false alarm and not a word from this horrible so-called president. Instead he rants AGAIN about how the media is persecuting him. We’re living in a goddamned nightmare.

trump thought the nuclear false alarm was “fake news”.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:35:58pm

re: #216 Kragar

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:36:11pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!

geez donnie everybody knows that the Real Book is the best fake book ever

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plansbandc  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:36:28pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:36:36pm

re: #213 HappyWarrior

He’s not fit to be President. HRC warned us and too many scoffed because of their own bullshit.

Because emails.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:37:02pm

Now now I’m sure Fox and Friends will tell us the real story soon about how the fake alarm is the Clintons or Obama’s fault.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:37:14pm

re: #215 Kragar

It is a very Presidential word now.

imma need more Executive Time

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:37:24pm

re: #223 Ace Rothstein

Because emails.

And she’s too screechy or cackles!

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:37:44pm

re: #150 wrenchwench

Got somethin’ for ya:

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At least one of those is an apeman. All of them, probably.

Mwah

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:38:09pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

A nuclear false alarm and not a word from this horrible so-called president. Instead he rants AGAIN about how the media is persecuting him. We’re living in a goddamned nightmare.

re: #213 HappyWarrior

He’s not fit to be President. HRC warned us and too many scoffed because of their own bullshit.

re: #214 plansbandc

I sincerely hope that the next time there’s a fake missile strike alert that the orange piece of rotting garbage doesn’t see it while he’s on his golden throne.

If he does, the whole world is done.

I think he’ll launch in less than a second.

This is why, along with lots of other things about the orange piece of shit, I cry every fucking day.

Red October “This business will get out of control…”

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:38:14pm

re: #226 HappyWarrior

And she’s too screechy or cackles!

Look how she slipped getting into the Suburban!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:39:12pm

re: #229 Ace Rothstein

Look how she slipped getting into the Suburban!!!!

She’s too sensitive so I’m going to vote for the guy who wants strict libel laws because he can’t handle criticism!

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:40:08pm

re: #228 TedStriker

I remember that scene very well.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:40:17pm

re: #210 Dave In Austin

re: #217 William Lewis

re: #222 plansbandc

Thank you.

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:40:30pm

re: #159 makeitstop

We had to drive to Virginia on Thursday, so I took the truck in for inspection and an oil change. I told my guy that when I got new tires put on the truck they told me I needed rear brakes and rotors.

They did all that, and also discovered that I needed upper ball joints and found that one of the stabilizer bars on the rear was rusted out.

Boom, a grand and change. But the truck drove like a damn dream to VA and back.

Bikes been sitting in the barn for a while
Just took it in for service
They’re making a list…..

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:41:57pm

re: #233 dangerman

Bikes been sitting in the barn for a while
Just took it in for service
They’re making a list…..

Checking it twice?

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:45:02pm

re: #234 Blind Frog Belly White

Checking it twice?

Dangerman, have you been naughty or nice?

/

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:46:38pm

re: #233 dangerman

I once read a column in Road & Track, written by the guy who restores old English sports cars for fun. He had a hankering for a Morgan, so he went to check out one listed in the classifieds.

As he went through it, he’d comment some compnent needed fixed or replaced, and the owner would respond, “Yeah, but you can get one from (some vendor)”.

Eventually, they had gone through everything and the owner asked, “Well, what do you think?”

The writer said it seemed like everything was bad on it except the steering wheel. “It’s a nice steering wheel, but it’s not worth $4500.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:48:42pm

Great. Rango now know what ‘going for a stroll’ means.

Dumb as a post otherwise, but he’s learning English.

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:49:23pm

re: #207 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

geez well i guess ‘shit’ is not onna them words you can’t say on tv anymore

He’s trying to break George carlin

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:51:12pm

re: #238 dangerman

He’s trying to break George carlin

Tits!

/

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wrenchwench  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:52:26pm

re: #233 dangerman

Bikes been sitting in the barn for a while
Just took it in for service
They’re making a list…..

I woman came in today to get a flat fixed on the bicycle I sold her a year ago. I was having trouble remembering until she told me it replaced the bike I gave her an estimate on. Then I confirmed my memory by guessing the color of the new one (she only brought the rear wheel). Aqua.

She thanked me for fixing the flat right then. I thanked her for trying the door even though I had left up the ‘Gone to get Coffee’ sign up.

My customers will get me through.

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:54:01pm

re: #234 Blind Frog Belly White

Checking it twice?

2 weeks and we’re still adding stuff to the first estimate
Which I haven’t even seen yet
They just keep adding stuff…

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:54:33pm

re: #235 TedStriker

Dangerman, have you been naughty or nice?

/

I’ve been good
The bike not so much
It’s been rottin’

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:56:03pm

re: #236 Blind Frog Belly White

I once read a column in Road & Track, written by the guy who restores old English sports cars for fun. He had a hankering for a Morgan, so he went to check out one listed in the classifieds.

As he went through it, he’d comment some compnent needed fixed or replaced, and the owner would respond, “Yeah, but you can get one from (some vendor)”.

Eventually, they had gone through everything and the owner asked, “Well, what do you think?”

The writer said it seemed like everything was bad on it except the steering wheel. “It’s a nice steering wheel, but it’s not worth $4500.”

“This is George Washington hatchet. I’ve had to replace the handle. And the head. But it occupies the same place in spacetime”

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wrenchwench  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:57:15pm

re: #239 TedStriker

Tits!

/

I saw him perform that in Milwaukee, where he got arrested for it. Prosecutor told the judge, ‘There were women and children in the audience!’ (which included my mom and her 7.) The judge asked, ‘What was their reaction?’ ‘They gave him a standing ovation.’ Case thrown out.

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dangerman  Jan 13, 2018 • 2:58:59pm

re: #240 wrenchwench

I woman came in today to get a flat fixed on the bicycle I sold her a year ago. I was having trouble remembering until she told me it replaced the bike I gave her an estimate on. Then I confirmed my memory by guessing the color of the new one (she only brought the rear wheel). Aqua.

She thanked me for fixing the flat right then. I thanked her for trying the door even though I had left up the ‘Gone to get Coffee’ sign up.

My customers will get me through.

Slightly ot
I once had a first date with a girl in NY. Told her I rode my bike to Memphis and bsck. She asked what kind. I said Harley. She said I thought you meant a Schwinn or something.

We didn’t make it to a second…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:00:09pm
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Teukka  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:05:08pm

Just heard the best one-liner:
“The human brain is an amazing organ. It keeps working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, from before you leave the womb right up until the day you vote republican.”

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wrenchwench  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:09:34pm

Throwback Saturday. (I never get those memes right.)

6 of the 7.

That’s a few weeks after we saw Carlin. The 7th is probably hanging on to Mom’s leg as she takes the picture.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:16:02pm
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A Mom Anon  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:16:04pm

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:17:31pm

On the phone with my sister now… .

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:25:41pm
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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:25:52pm

re: #250 wrenchwench

Throwback Saturday. (I never get those memes right.)

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That’s a few weeks after we saw Carlin. The 7th is probably hanging on to Mom’s leg as she takes the picture.

LGF’s version of Reddit’s “OldSchoolCool”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:27:05pm

my surprise…

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wrenchwench  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:28:20pm

re: #255 TedStriker

LGF’s version of Reddit’s “OldSchoolCool”

My brother in the light blue sweatshirt got so much shit for his long hair on that trip.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:31:44pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:34:48pm

re: #256 Backwoods_Sleuth

my surprise…

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Shocked I tell you but THE CLINTON FONDATION. //

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Jay C  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:35:55pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

Horrible news just came in from my step-father on the telephone.

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So sorry, man. Nothing but condolences all the way down….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:36:02pm

re: #252 A Mom Anon

re: #258 Eclectic Cyborg

Thank you.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:37:17pm

re: #260 Jay C

Thank you. This will be a hard day.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:41:28pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think we’ll see more of that as wingnuts pretend to be Democrats in an attempt to “ride the blue wave”.
Also, wingnuts can point to these assholes as examples of how Democrats are the real racists, etc.

We have to be very careful to out these people and prevent them from winning. As I’ve said before, two Larouche candidates won Democratic primaries in Illinois in 1986 because both the press and the party failed to warn people about who these candidates were. People (including me) opposed the standard party-supported candidates for the offices and were unaware of the background of the opposition candidates. I refused to vote in those races because I knew nothing about these candidates; too many others voted against the party candidate and then discovered the monsters they had selected.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:41:46pm

re: #243 dangerman

“This is George Washington hatchet. I’ve had to replace the handle. And the head. But it occupies the same place in spacetime”

aka The Ship Of Theseus.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:45:33pm

Well.

Rango’s walk today was a bit TOO exciting. Damn near got run over by a left turning driver, who probably would have run Rango over if R didn’t have Greyhound jump muscles.

Shee-it!!

But Rango’s okay, thank god!

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:46:20pm

re: #256 Backwoods_Sleuth

LIBERAL FORBES!!!!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:48:50pm

re: #265 Blind Frog Belly White

Well.

Rango’s walk today was a bit TOO exciting. Damn near got run over by a left turning driver, who probably would have run Rango over if R didn’t have Greyhound jump muscles.

Shee-it!!

But Rango’s okay, thank god!

Drivers are definitely the scariest part of my daily runs.

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wrenchwench  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:49:55pm

re: #265 Blind Frog Belly White

Well.

Rango’s walk today was a bit TOO exciting. Damn near got run over by a left turning driver, who probably would have run Rango over if R didn’t have Greyhound jump muscles.

Shee-it!!

But Rango’s okay, thank god!

It’s always those left turners…

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:50:39pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:55:30pm

i think it was absolutely necessary for the three major news networks to talk about nothing else besides the hawaii false alarm for the entire day

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MsJ  Jan 13, 2018 • 3:55:31pm

re: #253 Anymouse 🌹

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:08:20pm

re: #250 wrenchwench

Throwback Saturday. (I never get those memes right.)

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That’s a few weeks after we saw Carlin. The 7th is probably hanging on to Mom’s leg as she takes the picture.

Come on Wrench…waiting here.

You have to identify yourself in that photo.

I’m going to guess, third from the left (looking at the photo), arm holding elbow.

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wrenchwench  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:10:54pm

re: #272 ObserverArt

Come on Wrench…waiting here.

You have to identify yourself in that photo.

I’m going to guess, third from the left (looking at the photo), arm holding elbow.

I’m the visible one holding the leash. My dog Snoopy (not even a beagle) is on the other end.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:12:25pm

My sister understandably has not updated the information on her Medical GoFundMe for the wildly expensive treatments yet, though it is about half way to its goal. (It’s a damn travesty that the wealthiest nation in the history of the planet requires such things.)

It is behind the privacy bar. The last update was eight days ago when things seemed to be improving.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:13:57pm

re: #271 MsJ

Thank you for your condolences, Ms. J.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:20:06pm
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Interesting Times  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:22:11pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:24:47pm

re: #277 Interesting Times

Except she’s no hero. She’s an accomplice.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:25:17pm

The Trump supporters coming at me on Twitter after this tweet are some of the flat out dumbest human beings I’ve ever seen.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:33:03pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

The Trump supporters coming at me on Twitter after this tweet are some of the flat out dumbest human beings I’ve ever seen.

One wonders how much is overseas rodent copulation.

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allegro  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:33:07pm

I just watched the Letterman-Obama interview on Netflix. Wow. Sure has been dusty in here the past hour. Started with his introduction.

Cannot recommend too highly. Must see.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:34:44pm
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allegro  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:35:11pm

re: #275 Anymouse 🌹

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:35:47pm

re: #124 Jay C

Great point. I’m going to see if I can find Tom Perez’ email/contact info so I can make that suggestion to him. Democrats have zero reasons to run unqualified or bigoted candidates.

As to Chelsea Manning, she has little chance of unseating Senator Cardin. I wouldn’t vote for her.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:37:34pm

re: #277 Interesting Times

Signing a PerNup. and an NDA were part of the vows…..

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:39:24pm
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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:40:05pm

re: #284 Patricia Kayden

No way in hell I would vote for her in a Primary or against a Democrat.

If she made it thru a primary to run against a Republican? Better her than the alternative.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:41:21pm

re: #283 allegro

Thank you so much.

I appreciate the outpouring of concern from everyone here.

My sister’s fourteenth wedding anniversary is on the 24th. She has been married longer than I have.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:49:03pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹

My sister understandably has not updated the information on her Medical GoFundMe for the wildly expensive treatments yet, though it is about half way to its goal. (It’s a damn travesty that the wealthiest nation in the history of the planet requires such things.)

It is behind the privacy bar. The last update was eight days ago when things seemed to be improving.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:53:43pm

re: #155 Dave In Austin

Marmel’s joke isn’t all that funny. I’m pretty sure that the Haitians who work for Trump aren’t going to do anything to sabotage their employment. They’re working for an odious bigot because they need that job.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:54:05pm

I find the Trumpers funny. They’re either denying he said what he said or full on embracing it.

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Archangelus  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:54:25pm

re: #284 Patricia Kayden

As to Chelsea Manning, she has little chance of unseating Senator Cardin. I wouldn’t vote for her.

More like none whatsoever. Cardin had my vote last time and still has it today, and I think it’s safe to say that the same sentiment echoes throughout the vast majority of the state’s Dem voters.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:58:02pm

re: #292 Archangelus

More like none whatsoever. Cardin had my vote last time and still has it today, and I think it’s safe to say that the same sentiment echoes throughout the vast majority of the state’s Dem voters.

Yeah I can’t see Cardin losing this.

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Interesting Times  Jan 13, 2018 • 4:58:20pm

Well, this is reassuring… :/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:02:09pm

ran out of ice cubes.

good thing Mother Nature stepped up and provided icicles…

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:04:27pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:05:55pm
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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:08:30pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:14:23pm

515 PM…80 degrees here in Los Angeles…the high was 85…In January…but Republicans will swear that there is no global warming…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:14:56pm

re: #298 Kragar

Wait! I know this one!!!

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:16:25pm

re: #294 Interesting Times

Well, this is reassuring… :/

What is old is new again:

WarGames (5/11) Movie CLIP - A Lesson in Futility (1983) HD

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:18:41pm

The crazy is spreading:

An anti-Islamic nationalist wheeled a homemade gallows into central London, led a group of men into a conference hall and attempted to “arrest” the city’s first Muslim mayor as he gave a speech Saturday.

The group failed, and was eventually escorted out by the same police officers they had asked to apprehend Mayor Sadiq Khan. They still managed to delay the speech for 15 minutes as they accused Khan of treachery, tyranny and disrespecting President Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:19:21pm

re: #302 goddamnedfrank

The crazy is spreading:

He seems adult like.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:19:24pm

Well, what a week. I found a cracked tank on one of my toilets when I got back from Christmas break. Then the washing machine crapped out with the bad power supply. My garage door broke a spring. And last, but thankfully least, I broke one of the wiper blades on my wife’s car when cleaning it off this afternoon. I just can’t buy a break these days.

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cat-tikvah  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:19:54pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:25:20pm

re: #287 Kragar

No way in hell I would vote for her in a Primary or against a Democrat.

If she made it thru a primary to run against a Republican? Better her than the alternative.

I doubt she’s going to beat Senator Cardin who in my opinion is a great Senator. I recently contacted him about his report on Rusdia’s Interference in the last election and he responded with a detailed email. I find both of my Maryland Senators to be great about responding to my messages. No need to change either of them.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:25:22pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:25:27pm

re: #302 goddamnedfrank

The crazy is spreading:

From your quote:

treachery, tyranny and disrespecting President Trump

What the actual fuck does “disrespecting President Trump” have ANYTHING to do with ANYTHING in the UK?!?!?

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:26:16pm

Thread

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:26:38pm

re: #308 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

From your quote:

What the actual fuck does “disrespecting President Trump” have ANYTHING to do with ANYTHING in the UK?!?!?

That’s what I’m trying to figure out.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:27:10pm

Almost 530 here in Los Angeles…it’s 79…the high was 85 today…in January…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:27:16pm

re: #310 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s what I’m trying to figure out.

I mean, sheet, he is literally not their President. They shouldn’t really give a fuck. The crazy is strong with those.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:29:16pm

re: #311 Joe Bacon 🌹

Do you want to trade? forecast.weather.gov

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:29:30pm

re: #312 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I mean, sheet, he is literally not their President. They shouldn’t really give a fuck. The crazy is strong with those.

Trump’s the global white supremacists’ god-emperor; if anyone ever doubted this, this story out of London is irrefutable proof.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:30:07pm

re: #314 TedStriker

Trump’s the global white supremacists’ god-emperor; if anyone ever doubted this, this story out of London is irrefutable proof.

The Great White Nope.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:30:54pm

re: #315 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The Great White Nope.

The Great White Dope

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:30:55pm

re: #314 TedStriker

Trump’s the global white supremacists’ god-emperor; if anyone ever doubted this, this story out of London is irrefutable proof.

I do like Khan’s comment after the “Pendragons” were rousted out:

Khan stood up and resumed his speech. “It’s a pleasure to be here,” he said, “even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses.”

Shade. Thrown.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:32:21pm

re: #289 Renaissance_Man

re: #305 cat-tikvah

Thank you for your condolences and concern.

I’ve now heard from my family and from local government officials.

I’m lifting a glass in her memory now.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:32:37pm

re: #318 Anymouse 🌹

Thank you for your condolences and concern.

I’ve now heard from my family and from local government officials.

I’m lifting a glass in her memory now.

Mind if I join you?

[Raises glass.]

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:33:58pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

I assume Trump could care less about the state with a majority POC population which voted for his Democratic opponent and is the birthplace of President Obama.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:34:32pm

re: #319 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mind if I join you?

[Raises glass.]

Be my guest.

Celtic Woman - The Parting Glass

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:35:19pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:36:57pm

re: #321 Anymouse 🌹

Celtic Woman is always a good choice.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:37:12pm

re: #289 Renaissance_Man

So sorry to hear, Anymouse. Sending a long distance hug!

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Archangelus  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:37:35pm

In case it got missed today, behold one of the worst photography/photoshopping efforts ever:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:38:54pm

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:41:09pm

So, to recap:

British yammies try to arrest the Mayor of London for disrespecting their yam.
Chelsea Manning is running for Senate.
Ken Blackwell and Mark Burns make fools of themselves defending the yam
on MSNBC.
Hawaii has a frightening ballistic missile warning.
And the yam goes golfing and then whines about the media.

Yep—another Saturday in the Park.

(Slow motion riders fly the colors of the day
A bronze man still can tell stories his own way
Listen children all is not lost, all is not lost, oh no, no)

I need copious quantities of amber colored liquid.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:41:58pm

re: #325 Archangelus

In case it got missed today, behold one of the worst photography efforts ever:

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At least the “photographer” didn’t do this…

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makeitstop  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:52:42pm
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Archangelus  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:53:23pm

re: #325 Archangelus

re: #328 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:56:21pm

re: #323 PhillyPretzel

Celtic Woman is always a good choice.

The majority of my family wishes this song performed when one of us passes away. [crying]

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Archangelus  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:56:34pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:57:06pm

Oh, that NAUGHTY Julian! He just doesn’t pick up after himself!

Staff at the Ecuador Embassy in London grew tired of the whiffing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who reportedly does not attend to his own personal hygiene.

It’s that lack of cleanliness, among other things, that fueled Ecuador’s recent attempts to end his five-year stand-off at the Knightsbridge embassy, the International Business Times reported.

“It seems he doesn’t wash properly,” a “well-placed” source told the news outlet, noting the issue has prompted repeated complaints from staff at the UK embassy.

“Julian ate everything with his hands and he always wiped his fingers on his pants. I have never seen pants as greasy as his in my whole life,” one of his closest aides, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, told the Times.

nydailynews.com

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:57:45pm

re: #331 Anymouse 🌹

::: passing tissues :::
As I said earlier you and your family are in my prayers.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:58:45pm

re: #327 BeachDem

So, to recap:

British yammies try to arrest the Mayor of London for disrespecting their yam.
Chelsea Manning is running for Senate.
Ken Blackwell and Mark Burns make fools of themselves defending the yam
on MSNBC.
Hawaii has a frightening ballistic missile warning.
And the yam goes golfing and then whines about the media.

Yep—another Saturday in the Park.

(Slow motion riders fly the colors of the day
A bronze man still can tell stories his own way
Listen children all is not lost, all is not lost, oh no, no)

I need copious quantities of amber colored liquid.

Sure sounds like it.

I have Irish whiskey, brandy, amaretto, and pitorro (kind of a local moonshine). Which one do you want to start with?

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:58:46pm

Holy crap, read this account.

If it was me, I’d prob just stare out the window waiting.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:59:32pm

re: #334 PhillyPretzel

::: passing tissues :::
As I said earlier you and your family are in my prayers.

Thank you.

I will play the same tonight on my hammered dulcimer and think on my sister’s loss… .

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 5:59:58pm

re: #329 makeitstop

And was any of it Trump’s money, or did come from his bogus “charitable foundation”?

Of course it did.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:00:32pm

re: #335 Sea Mexican!

Sure sounds like it.

I have Irish whiskey, brandy, amaretto, and pitorro (kind of a local moonshine). Which one do you want to start with?

Whiskey now—brandy later. Thanks for asking.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:03:21pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

Horrible news just came in from my step-father on the telephone.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:06:17pm

Friend in Hawaii posted this to Facebook.

Ok Hawaii I have to know what did you do when you got the news we were about to get nuked? I called ***** crying- then I told the kids we had a tsunami warning and brought all of their skateboards and bikes inside 🤷🏼‍♀️ Filled my tubs with water and covered my bedroom windows with every blanket I could find and put the kids in my bed and started reading charlottes web to them. What a surreal feeling to think that within minutes your life could be forever changed if you lived through it at all. I loathe trump. This should not be our reality. And now I’m going to put some ribs in the oven and get ready for **** birthday party. 🤦‍♀️

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BigPapa  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:06:28pm

re: #333 Joe Bacon 🌹

Assange stinks. Literally.

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:09:27pm

re: #333 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh, that NAUGHTY Julian! He just doesn’t pick up after himself!

Staff at the Ecuador Embassy in London grew tired of the whiffing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who reportedly does not attend to his own personal hygiene.

It’s that lack of cleanliness, among other things, that fueled Ecuador’s recent attempts to end his five-year stand-off at the Knightsbridge embassy, the International Business Times reported.

“It seems he doesn’t wash properly,” a “well-placed” source told the news outlet, noting the issue has prompted repeated complaints from staff at the UK embassy.

“Julian ate everything with his hands and he always wiped his fingers on his pants. I have never seen pants as greasy as his in my whole life,” one of his closest aides, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, told the Times.

nydailynews.com

re: #342 BigPapa

Assange stinks. Literally.

No surprise that Julian Assange is a dirty, nasty-ass motherfucker, in more ways than one.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:11:46pm

re: #343 TedStriker

No surprise that Julian Assange is a dirty, nasty-ass motherfucker, in more ways than one.

The best part of that story is they created his area from a women’s restroom.

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makeitstop  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:12:19pm

re: #329 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

I looked at that photo and noticed something…

What is that, his ‘meeting porn stars’ outfit?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:12:24pm

Of all the money that e’er I had
I spent it in good company
And all the harm I’ve ever done
Alas it was to none but me
And all I’ve done for want of wit
To mem’ry now I can’t recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be to you all

[Chorus]
So fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate’er befalls
And gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all

Of all the comrades that e’er I had
They’re sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e’er I had
They’d wish me one more day to stay
But since it fell unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all

Fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate’er befalls
And gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all

La La

But since it fell unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all

[Chorus]

Good night and joy be to you all.

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:12:32pm

re: #343 TedStriker

So why don’t they just throw his deadbeat ass out? Orders from Putin?

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Jay C  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:13:22pm

re: #333 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh, that NAUGHTY Julian! He just doesn’t pick up after himself!

Staff at the Ecuador Embassy in London grew tired of the whiffing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who reportedly does not attend to his own personal hygiene.

It’s that lack of cleanliness, among other things, that fueled Ecuador’s recent attempts to end his five-year stand-off at the Knightsbridge embassy, the International Business Times reported.

“It seems he doesn’t wash properly,” a “well-placed” source told the news outlet, noting the issue has prompted repeated complaints from staff at the UK embassy.

“Julian ate everything with his hands and he always wiped his fingers on his pants. I have never seen pants as greasy as his in my whole life,” one of his closest aides, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, told the Times.

nydailynews.com

He eats with his fingers?? WTF? Is he afraid someone is going to poison his silverware?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:13:52pm

re: #345 makeitstop

I looked at that photo and noticed something…

[Embedded content]

What is that, his ‘meeting porn stars’ outfit?

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:16:45pm

re: #345 makeitstop

I looked at that photo and noticed something…

[Embedded content]

What is that, his ‘meeting porn stars’ outfit?

I’d say same event?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:19:38pm

re: #340 Sea Mexican!

Thank you for your condolences.

I thank all here at Little Green Footballs.

[still crying]

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:20:14pm

re: #349 The Vicious Babushka

“How much extra for you to call me Daddy?”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:20:15pm

re: #348 Jay C

He eats with his fingers?? WTF? Is he afraid someone is going to poison his silverware?

My guess is he isn’t housebroken.

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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:22:36pm

re: #348 Jay C

He eats with his fingers?? WTF? Is he afraid someone is going to poison his silverware?

He was probably sifting through his food, checking for knockout pills.

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:23:27pm

re: #350 Stanley Sea

I’d say same event?

Probably at the AVN awards in Las Vegas.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:26:00pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:27:02pm

re: #356 teleskiguy

And in the correct place too. /

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:27:38pm

re: #357 PhillyPretzel

And in the correct place too. /

A damn good Photoshop.

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jaunte  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:28:25pm

re: #350 Stanley Sea

I’d say same event?

“The president and Daniels were photographed together in July 2006 at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, a three-round tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe golf resort.”

“Another adult-film star, Jessica Drake, alleged in an October 2016 news conference that Trump kissed her and two other women without permission after the Tahoe golf tournament. She said he also called her, offering $10,000 to go on a date with him, the New York Post said.”
mercurynews.com

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:28:26pm

This may get interesting if what the story makeitstop posted proposes, he gets taken down for bribing women.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:34:15pm

re: #360 Stanley Sea

This may get interesting if what the story makeitstop posted proposes, he gets taken down for bribing women.

Like Alcapone with tax evasion.

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:34:50pm

re: #360 Stanley Sea

He didn’t get taken down for bribing the Texas and Florida A.G.s, so I doubt this is going anywhere.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:35:11pm

re: #360 Stanley Sea

This may get interesting if what the story makeitstop posted proposes, he gets taken down for bribing women.

I can hear the assholes at Fox News right now saying, “Bill Clinton did that all the time and he got away with it!”…

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:36:38pm

Follow the money.

If it was campaign funds or foundation funds…..

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:37:32pm

re: #364 Stanley Sea

Another thing that Mueller should look into if he has not already.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:40:16pm

re: #302 goddamnedfrank

The crazy is spreading:

re: #308 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

From your quote:

What the actual fuck does “disrespecting President Trump” have ANYTHING to do with ANYTHING in the UK?!?!?

re: #310 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s what I’m trying to figure out.

From downstairs:

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makeitstop  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:40:22pm

re: #360 Stanley Sea

This may get interesting if what the story makeitstop posted proposes, he gets taken down for bribing women.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:40:42pm
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ipsos  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:41:44pm

re: #351 Anymouse 🌹

Just catching up with the news after a self -imposed media blackout, as I’ve been doing some Saturdays.

{{{{{{{anymouse}}}}}}

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:41:44pm

re: #365 PhillyPretzel

Another thing that Mueller should look into if he has not already.

Mueller’s going to have to live to be 100 years old just to get through what Trump’s done this year.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:42:46pm

Good night everyone. I am going to go play hammered dulcimer now and then try to sleep.

Thank you all for your condolences. If I’m missing for a few days you’ll know why… .

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:42:50pm

re: #371 Skip Intro

Or get more staff.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:43:29pm

re: #370 ipsos

Thank you.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:43:32pm

The news today in Hawaii… Jesus Fucking Shitballs. I’m shaken by it. That’s Cold War duck and cover shit happening today, in 2018. All because the United States elected an orange blob of evil as president. I. Just. Can’t. Anymore.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:49:57pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 6:59:13pm

Charles, I put $60 in the till for a subscription renewal via GoFundMe, though my sub doesn’t expire until 25 Feb. Thought I’d give you the scratch while I have it. Thanks for all you do, this website is freaking awesome.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:07:48pm
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jaunte  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:11:09pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:15:23pm

re: #379 jaunte

[Embedded content]

wow

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Interesting Times  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:15:51pm

It must be all the stress/tension from the current state of the world that made LOL for real at this:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:16:37pm

re: #381 Interesting Times

It must be all the stress/tension from the current state of the world that made LOL for real at this:

[Embedded content]

Wow. Just … wow.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:18:16pm
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jaunte  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:20:08pm

re: #380 Stanley Sea

That guy is having some fun.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:20:18pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:22:49pm

re: #369 The Vicious Babushka

I had a friend who baked a pie to enter in the MN State Fair food competition. He asked me to drive him and the pie to the fairgrounds. When I got to his house, he was in the process of baking a second pie because his first one hadn’t turn out perfect, but the second pie hadn’t browned to his liking yet. By the time he took it out of the oven (still not quite perfect), we had about 7 minutes to get to the fairgrounds. I knew the route with the fewest stoplights so we raced to the fairgrounds with a minute to spare, but I wasn’t sure where I was going once we got onto the grounds. I thought I’d missed a turn so I tapped on the brakes without thinking, saw my friend lurch, and then heard the splat as the pie hit the floor of my truck. We just stared at each other for a few seconds, and then my friend started laughing. I wanted to cry. He opined that the pie wasn’t baked to perfection so he probably wouldn’t have won anyway.

The parts of the pie that weren’t dirty from the floor mat sure tasted good though.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:23:40pm

re: #377 teleskiguy

Charles, I put $60 in the till for a subscription renewal via GoFundMe, though my sub doesn’t expire until 25 Feb. Thought I’d give you the scratch while I have it. Thanks for all you do, this website is freaking awesome.

Thanks! I’ll extend you for another year from the expiration date.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:27:58pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:30:32pm
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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:36:10pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:36:20pm

re: #116 Dr Lizardo

So, I’m teaching myself this:

[Embedded content]

I figured I’d start off with something easy. A, D, E chords. Pretty basic.

lets hear it for the 1-4-5!

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:36:34pm

re: #371 Skip Intro

Mueller’s going to have to live to be 100 years old just to get through what Trump’s done this year.

That’s why his staff keeps increasing.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:39:52pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:40:22pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:41:27pm

re: #388 teleskiguy

Wow! They didn’t hold back.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:41:27pm

re: #116 Dr Lizardo

re: #391 Jebediah, RBG

“Dead Flowers” is a good starter song, and I also found Blues Traveler’s “Hook” to be surprisingly easy

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:43:33pm

re: #394 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

To be honest, sometimes I feel like things like this are just trying to find racism in places where it isn’t. I get it, racism is a deeply recurring theme in American culture, but sometimes, a hoodie is just a hoodie.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:43:41pm

re: #393 FormerDirtDart

I don’t recognize that seagull. Can’t help

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:43:45pm

re: #375 teleskiguy

The news today in Hawaii… Jesus Fucking Shitballs. I’m shaken by it. That’s Cold War duck and cover shit happening today, in 2018. All because the United States elected an orange blob of evil as president. I. Just. Can’t. Anymore.

I think it is worse in a way.

I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis a bit though I was pretty young. I don’t remember anyone having to take their kids into a middle room or basement and try to remain calm with them while thinking there is in fact a nuke heading your way.They didn’t know there wasn’t.

Sure there was worry and concern during the Cuban crisis.

Today, many people were saying their last prayers and thoughts…or thinking them.

That is bad. I can’t imagine. America should be pissed off.

And the thing is, what made it that real was idiot Trump getting into a dick measuring contest with Kim Jong-un and getting us all thinking Trump is that unstable and a missile strike is possible.

Fucking Asshole. Our president is a fucking asshole.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:45:21pm

re: #388 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

And just about every comment is a variation of, “Duh, where’ve you been the past several years, NYT? Oh—screaming about HER EMAILS.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:47:41pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:48:05pm

re: #391 Jebediah, RBG

lets hear it for the 1-4-5!

You Too Can Use The Same Chords That Beethoven Did!

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:49:04pm

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:51:27pm

stormy daniels

whatcha wanna bet his thang don’t work no more?

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meteor  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:54:21pm

re: #404 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

How much Viagra - I’ll stop right there.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:55:33pm
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meteor  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:55:43pm

Gutfeld is trending on Twitter, and I don’t want to look it up.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:57:31pm

re: #394 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Why is CNN tweeting out a five day old story? Slow news day? I think not…

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:57:51pm

re: #403 Skip Intro

[Embedded content]

There just seems to be so many things developing as Mueller’s investigation grows. This has to be getting rather weighty on everyone associated with Trump. Donny’s got to blow up soon…unless he really is kept that much in the dark as has been hinted.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:58:20pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 7:59:45pm

re: #406 FormerDirtDart

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:01:51pm

if i’m sitting in a restaurant/tavern where the soundtrack is blasting hits from approx 1980, am i in the 21st century equivalent of an old people’s restaurant circa 1970 with wall to wall frank sinatra and “popular songs played by a symphony orchestra”?

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:02:29pm

re: #412 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Yup.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:03:32pm

re: #398 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I don’t recognize that seagull. Can’t help

Stanley will know, but she ain’t talking…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:03:50pm
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TedStriker  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:04:01pm

re: #394 FormerDirtDart

H&M apologizes for using a black child to model a sweatshirt with a “coolest monkey in the jungle” slogan money.cnn.com pic.twitter.com

— CNN (@CNN) January 14, 2018

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Jay C  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:04:03pm

re: #412 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

if i’m sitting in a restaurant/tavern where the soundtrack is blasting hits from approx 1980, am i in the 21st century equivalent of an old people’s restaurant circa 1970 with wall to wall frank sinatra and “popular songs played by a symphony orchestra”?

Ummm, hate to say it, but yes…..

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:04:18pm

re: #412 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

You are, in fact, in Hell. There was nothing worth listening to in 1980. There may have been some 1979 leftovers…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:05:43pm

re: #397 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

To be honest, sometimes I feel like things like this are just trying to find racism in places where it isn’t. I get it, racism is a deeply recurring theme in American culture, but sometimes, a hoodie is just a hoodie.

It’s complicated? From what I have read I believe that was the only place in the ad campaign where they used a black child to model any of the clothing.

Also I don’t feel like I’m a very good arbiter about what is racist and what isn’t, seeing how I’m white.

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Skip Intro  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:06:19pm

re: #409 ObserverArt

DimJim Hoft is calling this the first Uranium 1 indictment, which it certainly is not. Got to keep the morons covered in manure to keep them happy.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:06:43pm

Absolutely fucking unreal.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:07:29pm

re: #406 FormerDirtDart

Just RTd by Humpy Trumpy

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:07:31pm

re: #419 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s complicated? From what I have read I believe that was the only place in the ad campaign where they used a black child to model any of the clothing.

Also I don’t feel like I’m a very good arbiter about what is racist and what isn’t, seeing how I’m white.

I think that last point is probably the most salient point, to be honest. I mean, sometimes I think people are being ridiculous about racism… but I’m a middle-class white male, and am thus literally the least qualified person on Earth to decide what is racist and what isn’t.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:07:36pm

re: #397 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

To be honest, sometimes I feel like things like this are just trying to find racism in places where it isn’t. I get it, racism is a deeply recurring theme in American culture, but sometimes, a hoodie is just a hoodie.

Uh. Black Child. Monkey.

Sorry. That is bad.

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Sea Mexican!  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:08:03pm

#PuertoRicoSeLevanta#YeahRight

Walmart will be raising the minimum its employees will earn … except in Puerto Rico.

Walmart, who announced that it will be raising the minimum wages to its employees, will not apply such raise to the 10,000 workers that work in its stores in Puerto Rico, confirmed Iván Báez, Walmart PR director. [Ed. Rough translation]

Original:

La megacadena Walmart, que anunció antier que subirá el salario mínimo a su plantilla de empleados, no aplicará dicho aumento a los 10,000 trabajadores que laboran en sus tiendas en Puerto Rico, confirmó Iván Báez, director de Asuntos Públicos y Relaciones Gubernamentales de Walmart Puerto Rico.

Here’s the link (it’s in Spanish).

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:08:04pm

re: #327 BeachDem

So, to recap:

British yammies try to arrest the Mayor of London for disrespecting their yam.
Chelsea Manning is running for Senate.
Ken Blackwell and Mark Burns make fools of themselves defending the yam
on MSNBC.
Hawaii has a frightening ballistic missile warning.
And the yam goes golfing and then whines about the media.

Yep—another Saturday in the Park.

(Slow motion riders fly the colors of the day
A bronze man still can tell stories his own way
Listen children all is not lost, all is not lost, oh no, no)

I need copious quantities of amber colored liquid.

On days like this, I really miss No Drama Obama. Sigh.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:08:38pm

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

Stanley will know, but she ain’t talking…

Checking ancestry….one of my ne’er do well’s I’m sure.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:11:59pm

re: #418 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

There was nothing worth listening to in 1980.

LIAR!

The Police - Don’t Stand So Close To Me

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:12:47pm

re: #426 Patricia Kayden

Currently watching 44 on the Netflix/Letterman show

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:14:59pm

re: #428 Kragar

LIAR!

[Embedded content]

Pretenders.
REM.
Elvis Costello.
Talking Heads.
…too many to list.

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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:15:15pm
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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:15:35pm
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Kragar  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:16:17pm
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meteor  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:17:52pm

re: #418 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

The Clash - London Calling

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:18:34pm

re: #371 Skip Intro

Mueller’s going to have to live to be 100 years old just to get through what Trump’s done this year.

Or hire many more folk to help with this massive investigation.

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BeachDem  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:18:44pm

re: #425 Sea Mexican!

#PuertoRicoSeLevanta#YeahRight

Walmart will be raising the minimum its employees will earn … except in Puerto Rico.

Original:

Here’s the link (it’s in Spanish).

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:18:44pm

re: #432 Kragar

[Embedded content]

One of my favorites…Rockpile.

Rockpile - Teacher Teacher

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jaunte  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:18:56pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:19:52pm

re: #429 Dave In Austin

Currently watching 44 on the Netflix/Letterman show

Allegro said must watch as well.

So I’m watching with you.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:21:04pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:23:21pm

re: #438 jaunte

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:27:01pm

re: #441 stpaulbear

I LOL’d…….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:28:35pm

Good night everyone. Thank you for your thoughts, your condolences, and your prayers.

My family feared the worst, but hoped for the best. Regrettably that was not to be.

Thank you all for your concerns: You all are the best.

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teleskiguy  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:29:27pm

re: #444 Anymouse 🌹

*many many hugs*

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:30:28pm

Spiteful joy it is……

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:30:39pm

5 minutes in & I’m crying.

We had the best in Obama.

He’s just a real guy.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:31:08pm
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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:31:57pm

I google top hits of 1980 to refresh my memory. Romeo’s Tune, Rise (Herb Alpert), Genesis’ Duke album, Workin My Way Back to You (Spinners), The Wall (I thought that was 1979), Do That to Me One More Time (Captain and Tenille) - OK that one I’m kidding, although I must admit it’s on my Iphone.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:33:13pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:37:13pm
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wheat-dogg  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:37:39pm

re: #449 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I google top hits of 1980 to refresh my memory. Romeo’s Tune, Rise (Herb Alpert), Genesis’ Duke album, Workin My Way Back to You (Spinners), The Wall (I thought that was 1979), Do That to Me One More Time (Captain and Tenille) - OK that one I’m kidding, although I must admit it’s on my Iphone.

And then MTV launched, killing all the radio stars.

(Until today, I did not know that song was written in 1978. How prescient they were!)

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:37:58pm

re: #422 Kragar

This will surely lead to her impeachment

b-b-but then donald trump would become president!!

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:42:37pm

re: #452 wheat-dogg

Music videos were appearing by the late 70s. My NBC affiliate ran a “Friday Night Videos” program after Carson before MTV came on.

BTW my Youtube go to stuff are Midnight Specials. There’s a ton of great stuff, and very little of it is lip synched.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:43:56pm

re: #454 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Music videos were appearing by the late 70s. My NBC affiliate ran a “Friday Night Videos” program after Carson before MTV came on.

BTW my Youtube go to stuff are Midnight Specials. There’s a ton of great stuff, and very little of it is lip synched.

Midnight Special is a mother lode of real music. No lipsync & primitive electronics. They killed it.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:46:55pm

re: #455 Stanley Sea

One of my favorites is Gladys Knight introducing Focus: “They are one of the most together musical acts…”, as she wonders silently “What the fu…?”
Edited to add link

Youtube Video

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:47:05pm

I’m so surprised that the RWNJ’s didn’t latch onto this true comment. BO said that Michelle mentioned that the First Lady’s duties are immense & NOT PAID.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:48:03pm

i think the music circa 1980 was just fine

it’s just that 1980 was 38 years ago

when i was a kid first listening to the beatles, 38 years ago was 1925

in 1963, there were no taverns with bix biederbecke and paul whiteman blasting from the jukebox

the 21st. century is like weird, man

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stpaulbear  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:49:35pm

re: #454 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Chuck Statler: Godfather of the Music Video

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:50:53pm

re: #458 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

I have argued that all of the easy/obvious melodies / chord progressions have been used up and the job of a songwriter to come up with something that doesn’t make you say “Hey, didn’t so and so do that in 196-whatever?” is got to be nearly impossible.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:53:15pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:54:26pm
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petesh  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:55:56pm

re: #430 ObserverArt

Pretenders.
REM.
Elvis Costello.
Talking Heads.
…too many to list.

Yeah, but … no generation ever wants to listen to music their parents, um, enjoyed themselves to. Not in their adolescence and early adulthood, especially. It took me till my 50s to start thinking that Frank Sinatra was not a waste of air. Likewise disco — the thing goes both ways in time. Punks hated 60s pop which of course I like, though I don’t listen to it much.

Actually nowadays the most-played artist from my collection is from the 60s: Bob Dylan, and not the old stuff either, but the 2017 bootlegs. There are probably those who couldn’t stand them. De gustibus and all that. Desolation Row with loud drums and Bob’s prophetic bellow/croak is just fabulous. Try to find the 11/12/17 Philadelphia gig.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:57:08pm

re: #462 FormerDirtDart

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OMGG

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 8:59:21pm

re: #458 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Through most of the 70s I listened to AM radio (top 40, bubblegum stuff). I didn’t start listening to FM until about 1978ish so I was inundated with basically the best of the previous 15 years all at once. All of the crap (the new stuff of 1972, 73, 74 etc) that sucked had been weeded out so I didn’t really get the idea that every year has it’s share of junk, and then there is the stuff that keeps. By 1979 and 1980 I was starting to hear the “new” stuff, which can’t possibly compete against that collection of the best of the last fifteen years.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:02:18pm

re: #463 petesh

My niece is a Procul Harum freak! After I burned my CDs into my Itunes library, I let her have a go with them. She also loves Jethro Tull. Oddly, I have more Tull songs in my library than Zeppelin songs and Beatle songs combined.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:08:39pm

To me a good song, instrumental, movement, opera, whatever type of music can be good in the past, today and on into the future. It is timeless. I like the tune…I don’t associate it with a period of my life or a time of fashion other than remembering when it came out. If it is good to you and gets you off in any number of ways, it is good.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:09:04pm

re: #448 FormerDirtDart

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This is designed for the specific purpose of denying healthcare to as many poor people as possible, since the red tape to get coverage is difficult to plow through, and will only get more so as Kentucky cuts its biennial budget by a billion dollars to deal with its public pension crisis. It literally has a literacy test, just like Jim Crow states used to deny African-Americans the vote.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:10:20pm

re: #463 petesh

Yeah, but … no generation ever wants to listen to music their parents, um, enjoyed themselves to. Not in their adolescence and early adulthood, especially. It took me till my 50s to start thinking that Frank Sinatra was not a waste of air. Likewise disco — the thing goes both ways in time. Punks hated 60s pop which of course I like, though I don’t listen to it much.

Actually nowadays the most-played artist from my collection is from the 60s: Bob Dylan, and not the old stuff either, but the 2017 bootlegs. There are probably those who couldn’t stand them. De gustibus and all that. Desolation Row with loud drums and Bob’s prophetic bellow/croak is just fabulous. Try to find the 11/12/17 Philadelphia gig.

Appreciation for the older tunes is probably one reason some pop stars start recording the Great American Songbook as they enter their 40s and 50s. Linda Ronstadt is one example. Fact is, there’s a crapload of excellent music from all eras and like it or not, listening to your parent’s music as a kid influences your tastes as a listener and musician.

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jaunte  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:10:51pm

re: #466 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

My niece is a Procul Harum freak! After I burned my CDs into my Itunes library, I let her have a go with them. She also loves Jethro Tull. Oddly, I have more Tull songs in my library than Zeppelin songs and Beatle songs combined.

I was listening to Procol Harum do Poor Mohammed the other day, and it occurred to me that ZZ Top made a whole career off doing variations on that tune.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:16:29pm

re: #470 jaunte

playing it now. One of the commenters said “Now you know where Billy Gibbons stole his solos from”

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Stanley Sea  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:19:00pm

BO talking about putting Malia’s lamp together in her dorm.
I’m crying/laughing so hard.

Must watch (Letterman Obama interview on Netflix)

Oh there was an excellent part with John Lewis & Letterman on the Edmund Pettus bridge.

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ObserverArt  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:19:45pm

re: #470 jaunte

I was listening to Procol Harum do Poor Mohammed the other day, and it occurred to me that ZZ Top made a whole career off doing variations on that tune.

Robin Trower doing the guitar licks.

Procol Harum:-‘Whisky Train’

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retired cynic  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:27:30pm

re: #397 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

To be honest, sometimes I feel like things like this are just trying to find racism in places where it isn’t. I get it, racism is a deeply recurring theme in American culture, but sometimes, a hoodie is just a hoodie.

I just think that is a dumb thing to put on a hoodie, in the climate we’re in.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:30:02pm

re: #474 retired cynic

I just think that is a dumb thing to put on a hoodie, in the climate we’re in.

Seriously, If it had said “Coolest cat in the jungle” instead it would have been a big seller.

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allegro  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:32:39pm

re: #469 wheat-dogg

Appreciation for the older tunes is probably one reason some pop stars start recording the Great American Songbook as they enter their 40s and 50s. Linda Ronstadt is one example. Fact is, there’s a crapload of excellent music from all eras and like it or not, listening to your parent’s music as a kid influences your tastes as a listener and musician.

One of the first, and still best IMO, to do that was Rod Stewart. Of all people. Turns out he’s a fantastic vocal stylist and sells those songs like the best of ‘em.

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Pineapple Pizzagate  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:36:32pm

re: #418 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

You are, in fact, in Hell. There was nothing worth listening to in 1980. There may have been some 1979 leftovers…

If you say so…

Stanley Clarke - Hell broke loose

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 13, 2018 • 9:38:23pm

re: #476 allegro

I actually had the complete opposite reaction. I felt the his songbook was just an easy paycheck and I felt insulted that I paid for it. I could imagine him laying that whole thing down in one day. But then again, I lost a lot of respect for him years ago. For example if you youtube anything from him or the Faces in the middle to late seventies, he has no respect for his audience. I guess I can really hold a grudge, eh?

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sagehen  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:45:06am

re: #429 Dave In Austin

Currently watching 44 on the Netflix/Letterman show

Is there a place where people without Netflix can see this?


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