An Amazing Solo Jam by Elise Trouw: Foo Fighters Meets 70’s Bobby Caldwell

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An Elise Trouw cover mashup of “Everlong” by Foo Fighters and “What You Won’t Do for Love” by Bobby Caldwell.

Recorded and Filmed in one take by Blowhole Sound (Scott Lehman) -

Live looping triggered through Ableton Live using the internal IAC MIDI driver.

Instruments:

Vintage Pearl drum kit
Pearl Jupiter snare
Paiste 14” Dark Energy Hi-Hat
Paiste 22” Big Beat Ride
Regal Tip Jazz Series Sticks
Taylor T5z
Fender Mustang Bass
Korg SV-1

Recording:

Neumann M147
QSC TouchMix 30 Pro
Empirical Labs Distressor
UAD plugins
Sennhesier EW 300 IEM
Audix drum mics

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359 comments

1
Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:09:51pm

Wow. We have a female Jacob Collier here.

2
Unshaken Defiance  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:14:02pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Wow. We have a female Jacob Collier here.

I feel better for the future seeing the talent that keeps coming up. talent Less likely to be left in obscurity by the old model record label/big radio systems. For all that’s effed up youth is in good hands.

3
Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:16:40pm
4
BeachDem  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:16:58pm

“They don’t want security at the border,” Trump said of Democrats Sunday night. “They don’t want to stop drugs. And they want to take money away from our military, which we cannot do.” “The folks from DACA should note, the Democrats are the ones that aren’t going to make a deal,” the president added.

Are the “folks from DACA” like the Man From Uncle?
Does this moron even have a clue what DACA is? (Remember, he wants American kids to be Dreamers.)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:23:52pm

Smart, talented, and beautiful. Elise is amazing.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:24:45pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Wow. We have a female Jacob Collier here.

Oh My……. Pure Sweetness.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:28:27pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:30:26pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:32:15pm

re: #4 BeachDem

“They don’t want security at the border,” Trump said of Democrats Sunday night. “They don’t want to stop drugs. And they want to take money away from our military, which we cannot do.” “The folks from DACA should note, the Democrats are the ones that aren’t going to make a deal,” the president added.

Are the “folks from DACA” like the Man From Uncle?
Does this moron even have a clue what DACA is? (Remember, he wants American kids to be Dreamers.)

So yeah, if you know anybody in the military, federal, or civil service, best to give them a warning that after Friday, they’re either gonna be furloughed or working without pay unless Zombie-eyed Granny Starver and Yertle can get Nancy and Chuck to agree to yet another clean CR.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:32:56pm

Has anyone followed the Van Helsing series?
I gotta say that Christopher Heyerdahl who play the Sam, a monster before and after the change. I gotta say, This guy deserves an award for the degree of creep he puts in this character.

11
Stanley Sea  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:35:08pm

Yes I’m watching Stranger Things S2.

Note ep3 plays the whole Jim Croce “Don’t Mess Around With Jim”

When was the last time I heard that song?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:36:01pm

re: #10 Dave In Austin

That’s what you hire Heyerdahl for. Creepy.

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ObserverArt  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:36:54pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Wow. We have a female Jacob Collier here.

My thoughts exactly.

Is it okay to say I like her vocals a little more than Jacob’s? They feel less processed.

And she has a cool breathy jazz singer style.

Loops are getting to be a thing no doubt. The digital way to be a one manperson band.

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Jay C  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:38:02pm

From last thread:

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

Even leaving aside the fact that “before [she] even went to Iraq” Chelsea Manning was still Bradley Manning, I hear the definite rustling of strawmen here - exactly WHO thinks Manning is going to “make a great US Senator”???

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:40:18pm

I just saw a guy on a TV commercial drying his balls with a hair dryer………

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:41:06pm

re: #13 ObserverArt

My thoughts exactly.

Is it okay to say I like her vocals a little more than Jacob’s? They feel less processed.

And she has a cool breathy jazz singer style.

Loops are getting to be a thing no doubt. The digital way to be a one manperson band.

I don’t care for Jacob’s vocals at all, but I can see that he’s very talented. It just isn’t for me.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:42:29pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:43:10pm

re: #15 Dave In Austin

I just saw a guy on a TV commercial drying his balls with a hair dryer………

I you sure it wasn’t the “My Pillow” guy drying his balls on one of his pillows?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:51:30pm

re: #14 Jay C

From last thread:

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Even leaving aside the fact that “before [she] even went to Iraq” Chelsea Manning was still Bradley Manning, I hear the definite rustling of strawmen here - exactly WHO thinks Manning is going to “make a great US Senator”???

the usual suspects.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:52:45pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:54:46pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 14, 2018 • 6:55:37pm

re: #15 Dave In Austin

I just saw a guy on a TV commercial drying his balls with a hair dryer………

Sure it wasn’t Shark Tank?

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:01:32pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

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Well Tom, you could call their bluff by calling on your party leadership to accept a clean CR. But no, you want to make this a fight over the right to kick people you don’t like out of America. Good luck with that.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:01:32pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:03:37pm

Posobiec will now call out his army of dim-witted trolls to attack me.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:03:45pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

via Balloon Juice

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teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:06:51pm

Sportsball season is almost over. Oh sweet deliverance!

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:08:28pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

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Leave it to wingnuts to think that the most disgraceful thing is not the comments of the shitbird-in-chief or his staff trying to cover for his ass, but that somebody told the press that such a debate was going on in the White House.

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jaunte  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:12:09pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

There’s something about a closet that makes skeletons restless.

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dangerman  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:12:17pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

Well Tom, you could call their bluff by calling on your party leadership to accept a clean CR. But no, you want to make this a fight over the right to kick people you don’t like out of America. Good luck with that.

Or craft an actual, you know, budget

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Cheechako  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:14:27pm

Stupid idiots. A “shit-house” is just some kind of structure over a “shit-hole”. No more, no less.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:14:53pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:15:32pm

re: #30 dangerman

Or craft an actual, you know, budget

They won’t be crafting a budget this year because the last thing they want is the voters getting a peak at the monstrous growth of the budget deficit for the coming year.

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teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:16:45pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:19:01pm

I’m dreading how long this shutdown is going to be.

Fearing it will pass the 5 week mark of 1995-96, and angry that I will have to work and not get paid during this fucking DC Pissing Contest!

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:19:57pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

Leave it to wingnuts to think that the most disgraceful thing is not the comments of the shitbird-in-chief or his staff trying to cover for his ass, but that somebody told the press that such a debate was going on in the White House.

Playground rules: No one is supposed to tattletale, especially on the bully.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:20:48pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:21:06pm

re: #18 Barefoot Grin

I you sure it wasn’t the “My Pillow” guy drying his balls on one of his pillows?

No, Mike is sitting in the medicine cabinet like a republican Jack Nicholson

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teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:26:17pm

Probably my favorite conservative that saw the rot in his and his fellow travelers’ ideology way earlier than most, though probably not as early as our humble host.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:26:21pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

I’m surprised Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama didn’t make the cut.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:27:18pm

Shithouse? Yeah that makes no sense. Nothing more pathetic than playing semantics to justify Trump being a hateful dickbag.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:27:24pm

re: #17 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I had to watch that video on YouTube and then fell down a rabbit hole of 1940’s African-American movie performers. Awesome stuff.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:28:01pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:28:13pm

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m surprised Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama didn’t make the cut.

Dems aren’t up in 2018 in those states. Senator Undermined Obama on Iran can shut up tho.

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teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:35:26pm

True story.

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dangerman  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:37:51pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

FDR became first US President to fly while in office, traveling to Casablanca to see Winston Churchill, 75 years ago this week

Did he try to buy his exit visa from a guy named Rick?
Or Ferrari?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:40:21pm

Watching SNL. They didn’t censor “shithole” on Weekend Update.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:44:04pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:44:39pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

Watching SNL. They didn’t censor “shithole” on Weekend Update.

You mean shithouse? //

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:45:22pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

You mean shithouse? //

I’m pretty sure it’s shitface. Trump was actually talking about Bannon. //

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:45:59pm

re: #39 teleskiguy

Probably my favorite conservative that saw the rot in his and his fellow travelers’ ideology way earlier than most, though probably not as early as our humble host.

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Actually Bartlett may have seen the light earlier — he voted for Obama in 2008.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:48:50pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:50:13pm

re: #52 Dave In Austin

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What’s that even mean?

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:50:32pm

re: #52 Dave In Austin

If Hugh Hefner had become president, Bunnies still wouldn’t be allowed at the White House.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:51:16pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

What’s that even mean?

It means celebrities are hypocrites for criticizing Trump when they would have been seen with him if he wasn’t president.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:51:20pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

What’s that even mean?

Dinesh is a blathering idiot…. But we already knew that.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:51:38pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

What’s that even mean?

That Derpy D needs attention.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:51:59pm

re: #55 Belafon

It means celebrities are hypocrites for criticizing Trump when they would have been seen with him if he wasn’t president.

Yeah that’s stupid. But then again it’s Bristol Palin.

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Archangelus  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:52:41pm

My direct response to the jackass earlier:

Sometimes I really wonder what one has to do on Twitter to actually be blocked by someone - as with other deranged RWNJs on Twitter, from him I’d wear it as a badge of honor.

On the other hand, the only block I’ve gotten so far is from Imani Gandy/AngryBlackLady, and that’s for the terrible offense of… liking and commenting in support of one her tweets (go figure).

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makeitstop  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:53:05pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior

Yeah that’s stupid. But then again it’s Bristol Palin.

Redundant.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:57:00pm

Yep, and there he goes.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 7:59:34pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:00:37pm

That’s from the stalker blog, of course.

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Pineapple Pizzagate  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:02:43pm

re: #62 Dave In Austin

When Germany sends its people, they’re not sending their best.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:04:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:07:32pm

re: #62 Dave In Austin

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Yeah but he was white and a Trump.//

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Interesting Times  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:09:27pm

I like this word. It should definitely be a thing:

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ThomasLite  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:10:03pm

re: #67 Interesting Times

it’s missing a y, in this case.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:10:11pm

re: #67 Interesting Times

I like this word. It should definitely be a thing:

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Crocist?

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:11:35pm

re: #69 HappyWarrior

Crocist?

I think cracist sounds better. It’s closer to crazy.

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Archangelus  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:15:26pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:16:59pm

re: #52 Dave In Austin

Frankly I don’t care if Twitter suspends me or not. I’ve had it with D’Souza, Posobiec, Ben of the Corn, Chuck C Johnson, SMOTI and all these other right wing shit peddlers!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:17:19pm

re: #71 Archangelus

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He is but Scarborough did a lot of racist asskissing too.

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Jay C  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:20:44pm

re: #61 Charles Johnson

Yep, and there he goes.

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It’s telling how Posobiec seems to define worthiness solely in terms of blog-clicks: guess it never occurs to him that our esteemed host might have other priorities….

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:22:46pm

re: #74 Jay C

It’s telling how Posobiec seems to define worthiness solely in terms of blog-clicks: guess it never occurs to him that our esteemed host might have other priorities….

He tries to mock it in the image.

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Jay C  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:23:55pm

re: #75 Belafon

He tries to mock it in the image.

And, unsurprisingly, ends up mocking himself.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:25:40pm

A lot of assholes left in 2009. (Just my opinion)

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:27:13pm

Looks like they are venturing into late term Reagan or FDR faint of hand. I’m not sure he can be left to his own devices for more than 15 mins at a time.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:30:54pm

Trump: “I am the least racist person”

Gee. Thanks for admitting you’re racist. “The least racist” still implies racism.

What. An. Idiot.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:31:49pm

re: #75 Belafon

Wonder what the stats are for any of his sites.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:32:35pm

re: #78 Dave In Austin

Looks like they are venturing into late term Reagan or FDR faint of hand. I’m not sure he can be left to his own devices for more than 15 mins at a time.

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No one will ever remove a president for being senile.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:36:10pm

For those of you who wonder over to Balloon Juice, one of Betty Cracker’s dogs died.

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BigPapa  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:36:46pm

Dammit. My headphone batteries died 3/4 of the way through that video. She good.

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Kragar  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:37:10pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:37:53pm

Random beauteous nature photo

Love Birds
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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:39:25pm
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BigPapa  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:41:24pm

PissBeaker is my nic for the PizzaGate Duder.

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plansbandc  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:42:40pm

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Kragar  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:43:36pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

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calochortus  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:44:31pm

re: #88 plansbandc

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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:46:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:47:42pm
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BigPapa  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:54:35pm

Dramatic Doggo is Dramatic.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 8:55:48pm

I have mixed feelings about the false alarm in Hawaii yesterday. I’ve worked in that “type” of critical control rm/command center environment for the last 30 or so years. My industry has a mutual enemy whose name is Murphy. I know him well. A couple of things. Testing of this nature should always be treated as live. Always. The fact that they didn’t have a 2 person failsafe is just what it is. A single point of failure, Murphy saw an opening and grabbed the operators balls.

Shit happens. It’ll be fixed. Shit wasn’t like this 13mos. ago.

I do have this concern. Management I think showed 100% transparency on the issue during the press conference, The head guy took responsibility for his team and their actions. I commend him for that. They are now working to remediate and harden their procedures so this does not happen again. Today the media and Pols got their blood and this guy was fired. OK, I get that as well. At the same time Hawaii has shot itself in the foot in the same motion. Administrator Vern Miyagi has vast Tsunami and volcanism emergency experience that’s headed for the door. Shit happens, some worse than others. I just hate to see all of us lose that type if experience and integrity.

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teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:02:25pm

re: #94 Dave In Austin

And now we know why the film Dr. Strangelove was made.

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BigPapa  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:06:41pm

re: #94 Dave In Austin

I heard it was a drop down menu selection for MISSILE ALERT TEST and MISSILE ALERT.

Bad UI. Very very bad.

There should be fail safe mechanisms for this stuff for sure. But I’d hate to see a seriously experienced person fired for it unless it was gross negligence.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:09:31pm

Protip: People who aren’t racist have no need to go around telling people they aren’t racist because it is obvious by their actions that they AREN’T FUCKING RACIST!

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BigPapa  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:10:08pm

I’ve been called racist a few times.

By actual racists.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:11:27pm

re: #98 BigPapa

I’ve been called racist a few times.

By actual racists.

Did they also tell you to stop hitting yourself?

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BigPapa  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:13:52pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

I wish they did. It sure would have helped a lot.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:14:10pm
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Semper Fi  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:17:29pm

re: #94 Dave In Austin

I have mixed feelings about the false alarm in Hawaii yesterday. I’ve worked in that “type” of critical control rm/command center environment for the last 30 or so years. My industry has a mutual enemy whose name is Murphy. I know him well. A couple of things. Testing of this nature should always be treated as live. Always. The fact that they didn’t have a 2 person failsafe is just what it is. A single point of failure, Murphy saw an opening and grabbed the operators balls.

Shit happens. It’ll be fixed. Shit wasn’t like this 13mos. ago.

I do have this concern. Management I think showed 100% transparency on the issue during the press conference, The head guy took responsibility for his team and their actions. I commend him for that. They are now working to remediate and harden their procedures so this does not happen again. Today the media and Pols got their blood and this guy was fired. OK, I get that as well. At the same time Hawaii has shot itself in the foot in the same motion. Administrator Vern Miyagi has vast Tsunami and volcanism emergency experience that’s headed for the door. Shit happens, some worse than others. I just hate to see all of us lose that type if experience and integrity.

I think recently there was talk of removing authority from the President alone to immediately retaliate in event of an attack on US. I haven’t heard anything recently but would like to think some (possibly unreported) action was taken toward that end as evidenced by Trumps continued uninterrupted golf game. It may be just wishful thinking though.

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whitebeach  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:23:07pm

re: #15 Dave In Austin

I just saw a guy on a TV commercial drying his balls with a hair dryer………

Given the weather, he was probably just de-icing.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:36:54pm
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Kragar  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:43:08pm
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wheat-dogg  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:43:54pm

Elise live in San Diego

Unraveling - Elise Trouw (live)

Her voice reminds me of a Taiwanese singer, Joanna Wang. And both have a touch of Astrud Gilberto in their vocal styles.

Youtube Video

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whitebeach  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:48:01pm

Going back for a second to the musical page topic, it’s a beautiful piece of music, as so many of those that Charles gives us here are.

But my first thought watching/listening to the vid was, What if Mozart had this tech? I think we’d all be drooling in corners, biting anybody who tried to touch our headphones.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 14, 2018 • 9:49:10pm

re: #107 whitebeach

Going back for a second to the musical page topic, it’s a beautiful piece of music, as so many of those that Charles gives us here are.

But my first thought watching/listening to the vid was, What if Mozart had this tech? I think we’d all be drooling in corners, biting anybody who tried to touch our headphones.

Mozart might not have lived to the ripe old age of 33.

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BigPapa  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:04:40pm

What if Mozart had tech? Jacob Collier.

I love that he takes fans input and makes more music from it, beside all the other amazing musicality.

Crazy goodness.

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plansbandc  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:06:57pm

re: #109 GlutenFreeJesus

Jesus Fucking Christ.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:16:04pm

re: #109 GlutenFreeJesus

Holy shit. After Trump Tax Break Pfizer Ends Funding For Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Research And Gives Billions to Investors

Yet another reason why I will never invest in a pharmaceutical firm.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:17:00pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:33:18pm

Just a reminder of a bunch of job cuts ordered after the Welfare For The Rich Law was enacted…

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:43:28pm

Wet as a scrubber

i don’t get that one

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:52:20pm

Boom. all I see right now.

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retired cynic  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:53:37pm

re: #116 Dave In Austin

Boom. all I see right now.

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OMG

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wheat-dogg  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:54:47pm

re: #116 Dave In Austin

I could make jokes about the market crashing, but probably they’d be in poor taste.

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retired cynic  Jan 14, 2018 • 10:56:43pm

Accident or sabotage?

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:01:16pm
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wheat-dogg  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:02:08pm

It may have been the ceiling.

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retired cynic  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:02:59pm

re: #121 wheat-dogg

Some architect and/or builder may be in trouble…

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:04:58pm

but Bloomberg puts a positive spin on it…

Indonesia Bourse Opens on Time After Building Floor Collapse

Fucking scumbags.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:06:01pm

The step in AI development.

The question is whether the AI has better reading comprehension than most humans.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:06:25pm
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wheat-dogg  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:08:41pm

Just had lunch, but I’m still hungry. BBIAB

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freetoken  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:24:02pm

From the forgotten movie South Sea Sinner

Liberace South Sea Sinner

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:41:03pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2018 • 11:49:48pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:02:51am

As a man with a nose, I love a woman with a nose. She’s much hotter than Melania.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:11:10am

re: #130 Single-handed sailor

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As a man with a nose, I love a woman with a nose. She’s much hotter than Melania.

Cosmetic surgery tends to bring out the best in other women.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:15:08am

re: #131 wheat-dogg

Melania has Michael Jackson’s nose. You can’t unsee that.

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Scout  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:21:31am

re: #130 Single-handed sailor

That tweet says she’s in the U.S. thanks to Melania. The story doesn’t seem to say anything about that. I wonder where the tweeter came up with that tidbit. (IOW, I wouldn’t believe it until I see some evidence.)

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:26:35am

re: #59 Archangelus

On the other hand, the only block I’ve gotten so far is from Imani Gandy/AngryBlackLady, and that’s for the terrible offense of… liking and commenting in support of one her tweets (go figure).

Same here.

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freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:35:21am

‘We are ruled by fools’: White House spent 22 minutes trying to mute conference call with reporters

[…]

“This White House can’t even run a f**king conference call,” one reporter on the unmuted line said to the entire conference call. “They don’t know how to mute their line.”

An unnamed White House official shot back, “It’s the illegitimate media that doesn’t know how to conduct themselves. They can’t mute their f**king phones. Mute your phones.”

[…]

They never end with the attacks on the free press.

The personality of Donald Trump is toxic, and everything around him turns toxic.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:37:00am

re: #134 Jebediah, RBG

VB had me blocked for years….. She just hadn’t made the equation.

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freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:39:04am

The attacks never stop, and they get noticed overseas:

Trump denies remark about Kim

[…]

Trump, tweeting from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm beach, Florida, wrote Sunday morning, “The Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them ‘I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un’ (of N. Korea). Obviously I didn’t say that. I said ‘I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un,’ a big difference. Fortunately we now record conversations with reporters and they knew exactly what I said and meant. They just wanted a story. FAKE NEWS!”

Trump’s tweet came hours after his White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, uploaded an audio file on her Twitter account under the message, “Here is the official audio showing WSJ misquoting @POTUS.”

Earlier the same day, Sanders posted an image with a red banner that read “FAKE NEWS” and read underneath: “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. FAKE NEWS IS AT IT AGAIN! FALSELY QUOTING PRESIDENT TRUMP.”

[…]

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freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:42:09am

Oh look, he has fans:

A community in Afghanistan awards Trump ‘Bravery’ Medal

A community in the central Logar province of Afghanistan has awarded the ‘Bravery’ Medal to the US President Trump for his recent stance against Pakistan.

The handmade medal was prepared with a total cost of $645 with the contribution of the participants of an informal Jirga in which around 300 people had participated.

Syed Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, on January 14 told RFE/RL’s Afghan Service that more than 300 people at an informal “jirga,” or council, of concerned citizens agreed to award the medal to the U.S. president.

[…]

This comes as the US President Donald Trump nearly two weeks ago criticized Pakistan in strong words for harboring the terrorist groups despite receiving billions in aid to support the counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan.

[…]

If only they knew that Trump doesn’t care about them. He only criticized Pakistan as a matter of expediency and his attacks on the previous administration.

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freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:46:28am

I see that Townhall, a website I’ve not visited in several months, is turn into even a swampy-er swamp than before. It’s as if they’re picking up the slack from the shut down haters formerly residing elsewhere online.

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freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 12:59:02am

DW is trying to tackle the ugliness that is Trump and all that accompanies him.

First, this documentary they put up a couple of days ago:

How Trump won | DW Documentary

And with this article with long video put up today:

Covering Donald J. Trump

Yet I still feel they don’t go far enough. There is a certain decorum these DW journalists take of which, frankly, Trump is not worthy.

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freetoken  Jan 15, 2018 • 1:05:52am

Does the ex-wife still get payments, or did she get a lump sum?

‘Donald Trump is not racist, just confused’ says ex-wife Ivana

[…]

She said: “I don’t think Donald is racist at all. Sometimes he says things which are silly and he does not really mean them but he definitely is not racist. He has so many people telling him left and right what to say, what not to say, and maybe it gets confusing.”

[…]

However, Mrs Trump said she does not feel uncomfortable in the UK despite this — and that her former husband is close to the UK because he has British blood.

[…]

Responding to this, Ivana Trump said: “I don’t think Donald is going to do irrational things. He is a stable genius, definitely.

[…]

So much wrong is so little space.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:03:12am

re: #141 freetoken

A prenup and an NDA, more than likely.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:08:20am

I wonder if future Trump NDA’s will also contain a mandatory “Deny that he is a racist” clause.

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darthstar  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:24:11am
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darthstar  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:26:09am

I didn’t even know it was only a 3 star to begin with.

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darthstar  Jan 15, 2018 • 3:38:22am
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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:18:28am

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just a reminder of a bunch of job cuts ordered after the Welfare For The Rich Law was enacted…

Paul Ryan

@SpeakerRyan
Just in 20 days, Americans have seen more than 2 million workers getting raises and bonuses.

possible correlation
no chance causation

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:38:44am

re: #141 freetoken

Does the ex-wife still get payments, or did she get a lump sum?

‘Donald Trump is not racist, just confused’ says ex-wife Ivana

So much wrong is so little space.

I’ll humor her. If that’s the case, he shouldn’t be President. I do think he is a racist tho.

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 4:59:47am

more over-obvious thoughts:

the republicans do not believe their own bullshit

and they are cowards

the house uses the hastert rule because they are afraid
mcconnell wont bring a vote to the floor unless he knows it will pass (aca repeal excepted, though the tax cut was close)

its been barely a month since they passed the abomination tax cut so nothing’s had any effect yet.
and they already know they are toast so they are now retiring in droves rather than face “tough” campaigns (ie questions from voters)

they wont bring up, let alone pass a budget because it will highlight their blatant fiscal irresponsibility, and they’d need the dems to help get it passed and that means, gasp, “compromising”

cowards

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:00:49am

Good morning, USA!

I have some happy news. Now that my daughter has made the news public on Teh Book of Faces, I can tell you that I am expecting another grandchild in June. I was sworn to secrecy until Wheat-pup-1 gave the go-ahead.

Also, having finally seen The Last Jedi, I can announce my undying love for Daisy Ridley. Or maybe it’s Rey. I need to sort that out, I guess.

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weave  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:25:18am

Imgur

h/t /u/CraftyConsumer over on reddit

p.s. to lurkers, yes we all know the Gorilla thing about Trump wasn’t real. The sad irony is, it’s believable.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:30:32am

I just saw a wingnut ad on TV during the morning news here in Milwaukee about “chain migration”. So disgusting.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:32:04am

re: #92 Charles Johnson

I am currently owned by a brow husky/lab mix named Yukon. He is, by far, one of the most vocal dogs I have ever had the pleasure to live with, not to mention dramatic. This is him napping in my frozen pool.

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jeffreyw  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:33:40am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Dave In Austin  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:37:03am

re: #154 jeffreyw

Jeff,
Is this your feeder? I’m wondering what the 2 birds are sitting with the F. cardinals in the lower left. One is a sparrow of some sort and the other might be a male house finch?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:44:58am

re: #152 Amory Blaine

I just saw a wingnut ad on TV during the morning news here in Milwaukee about “chain migration”. So disgusting.

It’s becoming their new buzzword like “anchor baby.”. Sigh.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 5:54:17am

The conservative movement let’s be blunt here are a bunch of easily triggered morons. They claim to love Trump because “he tells it as is” yet whenever Trump steps in his own shit, he and they to blame the media or lie about what he said. If you’re going to be a pathetic asshole, at least be honest about it Oh and Rich Lowry and all the others going well “Those places really are shitholes” are some of the most obtuse motherfuckers out there. El Salvador, Haiti, and Sub-Sahara Africa’s problems didn’t just happen. And El Salvador especially has Reagan who Lowry’s NRO thinks belongs up there with Washington to thank for alot of its problems.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:03:30am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:05:52am

You know it’s one thing that he denies being racist but that he insists on being the “least racist” person. That really to me suggests how much is wrong with him up there. Honestly, so much of what he’s done in his political career and indeed time in public life has been dictated by bigotry.

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Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:10:01am

re: #147 dangerman

possible correlation
no chance causation

I don’t think they were implying that. It was an attempt to point out that the “good news” is crap.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:11:39am
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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:18:13am

re: #160 Belafon

I don’t think they were implying that. It was an attempt to point out that the “good news” is crap.

the response yeah

ryan was saying in “only” 20 days, lots of bonuses and raises, as if….

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Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:18:37am

re: #162 dangerman

the response yeah

ryan was saying in “only” 20 days, lots of bonuses and raises, as if….

Got ya.

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jeffreyw  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:23:01am

re: #155 Dave In Austin

Jeff,
Is this your feeder? I’m wondering what the 2 birds are sitting with the F. cardinals in the lower left. One is a sparrow of some sort and the other might be a male house finch?

Yes, it’s a feeder we maintain atop an old picnic table in the back yard, with a camera mounted overlooking it. Your IDs are correct, I can’t tell what the sparrow is for sure from the photo, the nearer bird is a house finch.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:29:43am

By the way, Elise Trouw is amazing. Great find by Charles.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:37:10am

Truck sales are hot, and a huge profit point for the big three.

GM unveiled the Silverado Saturday night, while Fiat Chrysler is to roll out the new Ram Monday at the North American International Auto Show. Both are meaner-looking and bigger, but much lighter. Each has sophisticated engine or transmission improvements that give them better gas mileage as they go after the F-Series.
Ford is countering that with its first diesel engine on the F-150, a 3-liter V6 that’s expected to get 30 miles per gallon (12.8 kilometers per liter) on the highway.

Style and performance are about the only ways the companies can differentiate themselves because quality has improved greatly, said Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. “They’re giving the trucks more aggressive styling, which helps make them stand out,” he said. “Also they’re giving them verifiable increases in performance.”

The big push for all these improvements is to meet stringent EPA guidelines, IMHO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:46:19am

re: #133 Scout

That tweet says she’s in the U.S. thanks to Melania. The story doesn’t seem to say anything about that. I wonder where the tweeter came up with that tidbit. (IOW, I wouldn’t believe it until I see some evidence.)

I didn’t realize it was any big secret.
I knew her sister was here…so are her parents (who live in Trump Tower).

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:47:35am

re: #21 Charles Johnson

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The last time I checked, Republicans fully control Congress. Let them pass the budget without Democrats. Plus, the vast majority of Americans support the Dreamers. Democrats are on the right side of history (yet again). Hope they stand tough.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 6:59:12am

still a moron:

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:00:35am

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

Took him five minutes to complete the thought this time.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:01:25am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:04:03am

re: #171 FormerDirtDart

Can’t say I disagree one iota with Mitt on that one.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:05:20am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

Same here. Mr Romney is correct about that one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:05:54am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:06:49am
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:08:40am

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

They have already attempted deported native born citizens too.

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Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:08:55am

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

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Meanwhile, Trump spends it in the fashion that Dr. King worked to overturn: White guys congregating at an exclusive club that would never allow men like him a membership.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:09:29am

I wanted to take a personal day today but thanks to my companies bass-ackwards policies I am not allowed to do this despite having 4 plus weeks of accrued PTO available.

There are only so many hours of PTO made available for any given day. Currently we have no openings until around Feb. 6. I could still take a personal day today but it would have to be unpaid and I would also get dinged on my attendance record. This sucks.

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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:10:08am

Oh man…I am crushed this morning. I just found out one of my all-time sports heroes passed away yesterday…Dan Gurney. He was 86.

I’ve always said I loved auto racing and worked in the sport, etc. Gurney was The Man if you were an American racing fan. Sure, everyone knew Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt, but Gurney was the Golden Californian and not only was he a damn fine driver that could drive any type of car, he built some of the greatest race cars ever too. He teamed up with Carol Shelby and formed All American Racers and they designed and built race cars that Dan drove.

Dan was so popular at one time, there was a grassroots political campaign “Dan Gurney for President.”

He was a leader. He founded CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams) and led the race teams into a split away from Hulman family control of Indy style car racing. He made the sport stronger until the sport was screwed up by the Hulman’s forcing control back to them in the late 90s.

I know 86 years is a good long life, but for those that followed him, this is tough.

I will always remember you Dan. R.I.P. Racer.

Dan Gurney - 1931-2018
Dan Gurney for President 1964 - Started by the Editor of Car and Driver Magazine
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:10:22am

re: #176 PhillyPretzel

They have already attempted deported native born citizens too.

It’s pretty clear to me that ICE is gonna have to be dissolved by the next Democratic POTUS. A new immigration agency will have to take its place and anyone currently working for ICE must be rendered ineligible to apply to work for the new agency.

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:12:12am

re: #171 FormerDirtDart

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interesting comment by romney

i’d just observe that this is laughably not true:
“The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history”

the 1917 immigration act had a literacy test and a list of “undesirables”

the 1924 act excluded asians

the act of 1965(!) was necessary to abolished the quota system based on national origin and establish one based on reuniting families and attracting skilled labor

and on and on
romney’s reading of “american history” is wanting

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Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:15:59am

It’s the little things in life…

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Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:16:33am

re: #181 dangerman

interesting comment by romney

i’d just observe that this is laughably not true:
“The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history”

the 1917 immigration act had a literacy test and a list of “undesirables”

the 1924 act excluded asians

the act of 1965(!) was necessary to abolished the quota system based on national origin and establish one based on reuniting families and attracting skilled labor

and on and on
romney’s reading of “american history” is wanting

So, it’s more consistent with our history since 1965. Another thing passed that I’m sure made it easy for whites to migrate to the Republican party.

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sagehen  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:19:56am

re: #39 teleskiguy

Probably my favorite conservative that saw the rot in his and his fellow travelers’ ideology way earlier than most, though probably not as early as our humble host.

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Bartlett was actually earlier; he was ex-communicated from “conservatism” in 2005, when he started writing about how irresponsible it was to cut taxes at the same time as wartime spending increases.

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The Major  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:30:31am

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:31:40am

re: #185 The Major

Just in 20 days, Americans have seen more than 2 million workers getting raises and bonuses. pic.twitter.com

i repeat: those raises and bonuses are NOT because of anything you did

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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:32:42am

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Disgusting.

Trump may be Orange…but he has the blackest of souls.

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nowherenorth2  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:32:54am

I had read earlier someone called the gop cowards. It is the truth with their avoidance of the people they represent and their gerrymandering of districts to continue to keep a hold on power rather than be fair in the election process.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:33:35am

Trump may be in the White House, but as long as there are people doing stuff like this, I have hope.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:35:55am

Those winds must be pretty fierce there in So Cal.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:37:10am

re: #189 wheat-dogg

Same here. Thank you Malala.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:38:29am

I see stupid people, too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:38:37am

re: #166 Shropshire Slasher

Ford is countering that with its first diesel engine on the F-150, a 3-liter V6 that’s expected to get 30 miles per gallon (12.8 kilometers per liter) on the highway.

Germans do not use km/l but rather how many liters one needs to travel 100 km (hence, the lower the value, the better.)

30 MPG works out to 7.84 l/100 km.

My Citroen minivan uses around 7 liters, or roughly 33 mpg.

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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:40:12am

re: #188 nowherenorth2

I had read earlier someone called the gop cowards. It is the truth with their avoidance of the people they represent and their gerrymandering of districts to continue to keep a hold on power rather than be fair in the election process.

Everything this pack of Republican Rats have done for the last who-knows-how-many-years was deceptive and sneaky. It’s all they have. Lie, Delay, Obstruct, Filibuster, Gerrymander…all the ready tools of the modern Republican Rat.

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:41:24am

re: #188 nowherenorth2

I had read earlier someone called the gop cowards. It is the truth with their avoidance of the people they represent and their gerrymandering of districts to continue to keep a hold on power rather than be fair in the election process.

that was me
and you’re right on both counts
- they dont even pretend to represent “all the people” in their district, state or nation. only whoever they think is supporting them now. and they’re even running from them now - no more town halls, not standing for reelection because of the focus on them
-their addiction to gerrymandering because they couldnt win with objective, free and fair or even arbitrarily drawn districts

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makeitstop  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:44:54am

Today might be the day when I tear down and re-wire my demo studio. After a few years the wiring and ergonomics have gotten a little messy.

And for the gear guys - I broke down and bought the Tech 21 Fly Rig all-in-one stomp box. It’s got its shortcomings, but it’ll really come in handy when I have to do fly-in shows. It’s even smaller than I thought - it literally fits in the string pocket of a guitar case and weighs practically nothing.

I did some scratch recording with it on Saturday night, and it sounds pretty good going direct into the DAW. It will prove useful.

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:44:55am

re: #194 ObserverArt

Everything this pack of Republican Rats have done for the last who-knows-how-many-years was deceptive and sneaky. It’s all they have. Lie, Delay, Obstruct, Filibuster, Gerrymander…all the ready tools of the modern Republican Rat.

i keep pulling these two out as the poster children:

- “Gorsuch’s fate is thus intertwined with Trump’s to an unusual extent. His name will always be a reminder of the degree to which Republicans debased themselves and their country to maintain control of the Supreme Court.
And
“EVERY Trump voter made the same Faustian bargain. Wealthy, ‘fiscally conservative moderates’ traded social justice, the planet, their daughter’s rights, international relations, safe gun policy, the health care of millions and much more for their own tax cut. The struggling, white middle class traded it all for a fictional job promise.”

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mmmirele  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:46:28am

re: #135 freetoken

‘We are ruled by fools’: White House spent 22 minutes trying to mute conference call with reporters

They never end with the attacks on the free press.

The personality of Donald Trump is toxic, and everything around him turns toxic.

I bet my department at work has a better conference call system at my job than the White House has. Basically, we have to identify every person who joins the line for audit and risk reasons. Most people have passcodes, so when they come in, we see their names and the numbers they’re dialing in from on our web client. For our guest users, they’re supposed to record their names (some don’t) but I also have their phone numbers and I have the godlike ability to drop them from the call if they don’t identify themselves, and yes, I’ve used it. I also have other godlike abilities, like the ability to peremptorily end a call and put everyone on mute, but OMG, don’t do that, people get weirded out.

I’m spoiled rotten by our conference call system. It’s better than 99.9 percent of what’s out there today.

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:46:37am

re: #196 makeitstop

“Tech 21 Fly Rig all-in-one.”

had to look it up
thought you might be talking about fishing

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:48:21am

re: #192 wheat-dogg

I see stupid people, too.

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Wait, what? MLK Jr. died when Trump was still in college at Wharton, while Fred Trump was still an infamous racist landlord.

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nowherenorth2  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:48:42am

re: #195 dangerman

They promote Christian values while not remotely knowing or following ideology
They gerrymander to stay in power.
They state they are for the people without giving facts at all.
They quote history but yet say it should stay in the past

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:50:41am

re: #200 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait, what? MLK Jr. died when Trump was still in college at Wharton, while Fred Trump was still an infamous racist landlord.

The replies are pretty brutal, and Cheri has not re-appeared. I bet she’s also angry with Obama for not being in the White House on 9/11/2001.

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makeitstop  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:52:06am

re: #199 dangerman

“Tech 21 Fly Rig all-in-one.”

had to look it up
thought you might be talking about fishing

Kinda does sound like it, doesn’t it?

The perfect gift for the fishin’ musician! :)

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wheat-dogg  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:52:47am

re: #203 makeitstop

Kinda does sound like it, doesn’t it?

The perfect gift for the fishin’ musician! :)

Better unplug it before you toss it in the water, though.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:54:06am

re: #154 jeffreyw

Damn. What’s wrong with your cardinals? I’ve had two pairs during the winter, but that’s some serious territorial overlap being allowed in that picture.

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retired cynic  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:55:37am

re: #198 mmmirele

Is that an app, or proprietary software? (I assume it is your bank’s own.)

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retired cynic  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:57:49am

re: #205 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Damn. What’s wrong with your cardinals? I’ve had two pairs during the winter, but that’s some serious territorial overlap being allowed in that picture.

Oh, gosh, we can get many pairs coming in for chow at any one time. I’m in Illinois, and so is JeffreyW, but I am farther north.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:59:08am
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mmmirele  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:59:15am

re: #152 Amory Blaine

I just saw a wingnut ad on TV during the morning news here in Milwaukee about “chain migration”. So disgusting.

I’d call the TV station and complain about the ad. The ancestors of African Americans came over in chains.

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Semper Fi  Jan 15, 2018 • 7:59:42am

re: #154 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Wow! No racism there. Beautiful.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:04:32am
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mmmirele  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:12:46am

re: #206 retired cynic

Is that an app, or proprietary software? (I assume it is your bank’s own.)

It’s an app provided by a vendor, but we had/have considerable input into how the app was built and is managed.

My employer also has a “regular” conference call system, but there’s no web front end, you can’t tell who is on the line, you have to ask who the person is after the beep indicating entrance. Whenever I have to go to one of those meetings, I feel like I’m talking in a dark room.

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sagehen  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:12:54am

re: #181 dangerman

interesting comment by romney

i’d just observe that this is laughably not true:
“The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history”

the 1917 immigration act had a literacy test and a list of “undesirables”

the 1924 act excluded asians

the act of 1965(!) was necessary to abolished the quota system based on national origin and establish one based on reuniting families and attracting skilled labor

and on and on
romney’s reading of “american history” is wanting

For the first almost 100 years, the United States’ only immigration laws were recruitment efforts; we spend oodles of money begging people to come here (especially farmers), offering subsidized transportation and free land.

The first immigration law that got fussy about who we’d allow in if they came on their own initiative was the 1873 Chinese Exclusion Act. It was… just what it says on the tin. An accurately named piece of legislation.

The 2nd immigration law was the 1924 act that based quotas on how many people of that ethnicity had been here prior to 1900 — they designed it that way deliberately to limit Italians and Jews. Because they were the “wrong” religion, and didn’t speak English. (The Irish were also the “wrong” religion, but they did speak English, they’d mostly been here since the mid-1800’s, and by 1924 they were also a significant majority of cops and firefighters.)

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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:13:17am

re: #200 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait, what? MLK Jr. died when Trump was still in college at Wharton, while Fred Trump was still an infamous racist landlord.

Good catch. I was going to post a similar comment.

Trump backers are much like their Great Misleader. Facts are bent to fit the narrative, if there any facts at all.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:14:02am
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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:16:08am

re: #213 sagehen

exactly

romney really missed the boat with that one phrase “inconsistent with american history”

and im no expert
just a bit of google

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:16:14am
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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:19:27am

re: #217 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Dr. King’s dream is our dream. It is the American Dream. It’s the promise stitched into the fabric of our Nation, etched into the hearts of our people, and written into the soul of humankind.”

“and we would have that dream if we could just send the undesirables back to their shithole countries and keep them from coming back getting back in” ///

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:19:41am

re: #214 ObserverArt

Good catch. I was going to post a similar comment.

Trump backers are much like their Great Misleader. Facts are bent to fit the narrative, if there any facts at all.

LOL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:20:52am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:21:37am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:26:03am
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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:28:01am

re: #221 FormerDirtDart

Of the 361 days he’s been president he’s visited a Trump property on 121 of them.

its the only way some of these places can generate any income

blowback

..thousands of people [are] logging in to give them one-star reviews, and to condemn them as shitholes. To take one example of a newly-written Mar-a-Lago review:

Place is a shithole. Staff tried to grab my pu**y. Only took rubles and every sign started with the word “best”. I wasn’t allowed to eat alone and had to have a man escort me. American flag bed sheets were made in China.

The club is down to 1.6 stars, on average, which is dismal, and none of the other properties is faring a lot better. If this whole presidency thing was supposed to be good for business, it doesn’t seem to be working out that way.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:28:15am

re: #221 FormerDirtDart

86 days not in DC while not on government related travel. 44 in NY/NJ, 42 in FL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:28:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:30:47am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:31:04am

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

86 days not in DC while not on government related travel. 44 in NY/NJ, 42 in FL

Though, maybe a couple of those NY days could be “government related”. Didn’t he attend the UN in September?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:32:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:33:38am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:35:21am

re: #222 The Vicious Babushka

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Says the network that uses MLK’s niece to speak for him time and time again. Fuck you FNC, you would have attacked MLK had you been around in the 60’s.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:37:29am

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A creed that you Senator have never believed in given your views on minorities.

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Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:37:49am

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It fits seamlessly with their line of the past eight years that Obama was the “true racist” because black employment was down compared to pre-2009 levels.

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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:38:04am

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Full Frontal is in a Full-On Takedown of stupid tweets with reminders of past comments. Good Job.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:40:26am

re: #232 Targetpractice

It fits seamlessly with their line of the past eight years that Obama was the “true racist” because black employment was down compared to pre-2009 levels.

I thought they were against “identity politics” anyhow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:42:24am

hahahahahahaha

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:43:13am

re: #230 HappyWarrior

Says the network that uses MLK’s niece to speak for him time and time again. Fuck you FNC, you would have attacked MLK had you been around in the 60’s.

I have absolutely zero doubt that had FNC been around in the 60’s, they would’ve attacked MLK as a “communist fellow-traveller”.

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Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:44:24am

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahaha

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“We don’t recall him saying that…actually, he never said it…okay, he said it, but he was starting a dialogue!”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:45:05am

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahaha

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re: #236 Dr Lizardo

I have absolutely zero doubt that had FNC been around in the 60’s, they would’ve attacked MLK as a “communist fellow-traveller”.

Me neither. Not just FNC but NRO who in fact did attack the civil rights movement.

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Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:45:26am

Here’s a great, and well sourced, diary about the difference between Fox and the other news networks, and the conservative myth that Fox is telling the truth: dailykos.com.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:45:36am

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahaha

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Why not? I mean, apart from the lederhosen. Trump is famous for saying crazy shit, having underlings and allies deny the crazy shit, and then doubling down on the crazy shit.

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austin_blue  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:46:19am

Welp! Here’s the forecast you want to see in South Central Texas, where just EVERYBODY knows how to expertly drive on ice (not):

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the northern part of
south-central Texas from midnight tonight through Tuesday.

A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet is likely over much of
South Central Texas late tonight into Tuesday. Significant and
dangerous travel impacts are likely as ice accumulates on many
surfaces. Around 1/10 of an inch of ice is expected with up to 1/4
of an inch possible.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:46:31am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:48:12am

The message of all these Republican statements “honoring” is King is to tell the base that King’s goals have all been achieved, and if blacks aren’t equal in standing to whites it’s their own fault.

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:48:16am

re: #239 Belafon

Here’s a great, and well sourced, diary about the difference between Fox and the other news networks, and the conservative myth that Fox is telling the truth: dailykos.com.

saw it this AM
really good

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:49:51am

re: #239 Belafon

Here’s a great, and well sourced, diary about the difference between Fox and the other news networks, and the conservative myth that Fox is telling the truth: dailykos.com.

Good piece.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:50:17am

re: #243 Blind Frog Belly White

The message of all these Republican statements “honoring” is King is to tell the base that King’s goals have all been achieved, and if blacks aren’t equal in standing to whites it’s their own fault.

Pretty much.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:50:26am

THIS SHIT AGAIN

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:50:47am

one of the cats here does this.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:51:37am

re: #247 The Vicious Babushka

THIS SHIT AGAIN

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Russia investigation is a witch hunt but this isn’t.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:53:02am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:53:10am

re: #247 The Vicious Babushka

THIS SHIT AGAIN

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I’vs said all along that Trump and the GOP will indict Hillary and put her on trial. This is the first step.

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Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:54:18am

re: #247 The Vicious Babushka

THIS SHIT AGAIN

reuters.com

“U.S. authorities have charged a Maryland businessman with bribing a Russian official in an effort to win contracts to ship uranium to the United States. […] Prosecutors allege Lambert, former co-president of a Maryland-based shipping company Transport Logistics International (TLI), bribed a Russian energy official through a series of shell companies in Cyprus, Latvia and Switzerland in exchange for contracts to ship nuclear fuel to U.S. utilities.”

Has nothing to do with what they’re implying.

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Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:55:19am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hell, if he truly wished to stand up to Trump, he’d run for reelection on a platform of openly opposing the man. But he isn’t, he’s cowardly jumping out rather than face potential humiliation at the polls, thus hoping to somehow reinvent himself over the next year as a “principled man.”

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Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:55:55am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

one of the cats here does this.

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My kit sits outside the shower curtain whenever I shower.

Poor baby.

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jeffreyw  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:55:57am

re: #205 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Damn. What’s wrong with your cardinals? I’ve had two pairs during the winter, but that’s some serious territorial overlap being allowed in that picture.

The best policy for picnic table feeder is to maintain a diverse population. I am very strict!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:55:59am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

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All talk, no actual action. Stop enabling his agenda Jeff.

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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 8:59:17am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Flake be all flakey.

Funny he has no real idea of how much he is hated by his backers, liberals and…well, everyone.

He has to be extremely arrogant to be this clueless.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:00:12am

re: #257 ObserverArt

No doubt. I don’t like wingnuts but I can see why wingnuts dislike their own like Flake, Graham, and McCain.

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Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:00:28am

Yeah, you know what, I don’t believe for a second that Trump will face a primary challenger next year. That presumes that the GOP has any sort of integrity as a party, which we’ve seen for years that they don’t. I rather suspect that if they get their asses curbstomped at the polls (which it appears they might), then they’ll “quietly” begin imploring him to simply bow out of a reelection bid and perhaps endorse Pence or another candidate instead.

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:00:52am

re: #252 Belafon

reuters.com

Has nothing to do with what they’re implying.

as you say
this is not uraniumgate

The charges are the latest chapter in a sprawling federal investigation into corruption involved in Russia’s sale of uranium into the United States.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:01:53am

re: #259 Targetpractice

Yeah, you know what, I don’t believe for a second that Trump will face a primary challenger next year. That presumes that the GOP has any sort of integrity as a party, which we’ve seen for years that they don’t. I rather suspect that if they get their asses curbstomped at the polls (which it appears they might), then they’ll “quietly” begin imploring him to simply bow out of a reelection bid and perhaps endorse Pence or another candidate instead.

He might have a weak challenge from someone but he’ll get renominated. The GOP base loves Trump much more than they do people like Kasich, Flake, etc.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:02:06am

The thing to remember about Flake is that he got elected as a Tea Partier, so expecting him to be against the Tea Party agenda is nonsensical. Simply hating Trump doesn’t make you not an asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:02:58am

re: #262 Blind Frog Belly White

The thing to remember about Flake is that he got elected as a Tea Partier, so expecting him to be against the Tea Party agenda is nonsensical. Simply hating Trump doesn’t make you not an asshole.

Indeed a lot of quote Never Trumpers are assholes in their own right.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:03:23am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:04:00am

re: #262 Blind Frog Belly White

IOW, the enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:05:46am

re: #265 Blind Frog Belly White

IOW, the enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy.

TBH there are some conservatives opposed to Trump that I do appreciate but some of them do remain jerks. I still think Kasich is a crass asshole in his own way and I appreciate OA/BD for telling us more about him lest anyone believe the moderate Kasich myth.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:06:49am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:08:20am

re: #267 FormerDirtDart

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But Trump let blahs and Jews into his country club, he’s not a racist. //

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Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:08:37am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

He might have a weak challenge from someone but he’ll get renominated. The GOP base loves Trump much more than they do people like Kasich, Flake, etc.

He won’t face a challenger because they’ll receive absolutely no help from the GOP whatsoever. It would be political suicide as it would be almost guaranteed that Trump would win the nomination and anybody who did it could kiss their future in politics goodbye (“He’s the guy who lost to Donald Trump!”). So they’ll instead try to focus on getting him to bow out, possibly even playing to his ego by convincing him that it would be better to leave undefeated than lose reelection bigly.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:10:25am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

But Trump let blahs and Jews into his country club, he’s not a racist. //

He only hates poor minorities.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:10:43am

re: #269 Targetpractice

He won’t face a challenger because they’ll receive absolutely no help from the GOP whatsoever. It would be political suicide as it would be almost guaranteed that Trump would win the nomination and anybody who did it could kiss their future in politics goodbye (“He’s the guy who lost to Donald Trump!”). So they’ll instead try to focus on getting him to bow out, possibly even playing to his ego by convincing him that it would be better to leave undefeated than lose reelection bigly.

Yep.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:10:54am

re: #262 Blind Frog Belly White

The thing to remember about Flake is that he got elected as a Tea Partier, so expecting him to be against the Tea Party agenda is nonsensical. Simply hating Trump doesn’t make you not an asshole.

Flake’s only objection to Trump is his style and not his policies. I am sure that Flake favors polite racism and bigotry, as practiced by William Buckley — code words for the sentiment as opposed to explicit obscenities.

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:10:59am

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just a reminder of a bunch of job cuts ordered after the Welfare For The Rich Law was enacted…

Just in 20 days, Americans have seen more than 2 million workers getting raises and bonuses.

hey ryan:

bloomberg

Over time, the test of who’s right will be the trend in investment. If the prospect of higher post-tax profits encourages firms to invest, the economy will expand faster than it otherwise would have — and the extra output will find its way, year after year, into higher wages and living standards.

Critics of the reform are right to doubt this, not least because the tax reform will add to public borrowing, which will tend to raise interest rates and the cost of capital. Meanwhile the planned instability and insane complexity of the new rules will drag on the economy even more than before.

Time, and the trend of investment spending this year and next, will tell. The second week of the new tax year is a little early to be declaring victory.

bold and itals mine

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:11:47am

re: #272 Hecuba’s daughter

Flake’s only objection to Trump is his style and not his policies. I am sure that Flake favors polite racism and bigotry, as practiced by William Buckley — code words for the sentiment as opposed to explicit obscenities.

I am glad you said this on MLK Day because it’s worth remembering what a bigot WFB was and how hostile and National Review were to Civil Rights not just here in the US but in South Africa too.

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sagehen  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:14:53am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

But Trump let blahs and Jews into his country club, he’s not a racist. //

He only did that to piss off the Palm Beach old guard.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:15:41am
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Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:17:07am

SCfkNYVZP0YU8c+LhnMtUNkyjHZfTXm2VRpH+y1gRxSqoZQi6U2R8HAJRnEctY1R7CULAkKSYBb1ONmRT1EXj8PoKG6HQ/PFgZNtc1euUFNWoZhsq4THpsU4EKo/ph9Uun5uuRpQ6iN9ml0Mhn21VSFLoTCnW2dmgYo6V2Jd0uc6nP1t8NyNVQ==

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retired cynic  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:18:24am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

My senator. Always proud of him.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:18:36am
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KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:20:46am

re: #279 Ace-o-aces

look, the headline is technically correct, and since that’s all most people will read, that’s all that really matters, so fuck you

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:21:38am

re: #276 Ace-o-aces

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he’s almost channeling carlin’s 2 commandments

and i see revenge porn is theft of someone else’s reputation

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dangerman  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:23:57am

re: #280 KGxvi

look, the headline is technically correct, and since that’s all most people will read, that’s all that really matters, so fuck you

im assuming the snark tags
but this is where we’ve wound up
“literally true”, factually false

like:
“I didnt use the word shithole”
(when in fact he said “shitholes”)
or whatever

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:27:27am
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scottslemmons  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:28:28am

re: #276 Ace-o-aces

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Ugh, that dude followed me at some point, and I blocked him as soon as I realized who the hell he was.

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Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:32:20am

re: #283 Ace-o-aces

What’s in the picture?

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KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:33:41am

re: #282 dangerman

im assuming the snark tags
but this is where we’ve wound up
“literally true”, factually false

like:
“I didnt use the word shithole”
(when in fact he said “shitholes”)
or whatever

sorry, used < > instead of [ ] on the wingnut tags for some reason, fixed now

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Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:35:03am

:(

DOLORES O’RIORDAN
CRANBERRIES SINGER DEAD AT 46

tmz.com

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gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:35:30am
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gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:35:59am
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KGxvi  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:36:11am

re: #285 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Trump spending MLK Day golfing while the Obamas are doing things to make the world a better place by volunteering at various charitable organizations

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:36:35am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:36:50am

re: #287 Stanley Sea

:(

DOLORES O’RIORDAN
CRANBERRIES SINGER DEAD AT 46

tmz.com

Yeah….just saw it on BBC. That’s quite a shock - she’s younger than me.

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gocart mozart  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:37:52am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:43:33am

re: #287 Stanley Sea

:(

DOLORES O’RIORDAN
CRANBERRIES SINGER DEAD AT 46

tmz.com

Oh hell no. :(. I love her and the Cranberries. RIP Dolores. What a voice. Too damn young.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:44:29am

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

Yeah….just saw it on BBC. That’s quite a shock - she’s younger than me.

Younger than nearly all my cousins. I really enjoyed her music. Time to put on some Cranberries.

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Kilroy was here  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:48:55am

Morning

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:56:34am

I love her:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:56:56am

re: #272 Hecuba’s daughter

Flake’s only objection to Trump is his style and not his policies. I am sure that Flake favors polite racism and bigotry, as practiced by William Buckley — code words for the sentiment as opposed to explicit obscenities.

Just a reminder of what a racist Buckley was and how James Baldwin shot him down and tore him to pieces…

James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:58:22am

re: #298 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just a reminder of what a racist Buckley was and how James Baldwin shot him down and tore him to pieces…

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I need to catch that Baldwin documentary. I only have read a little bit of Baldwin but he’ll always have my respect for how he schooled Buckley at Oxford. Had to have been humilating for that snobby homophobic racist piece of shit to get schooled by a gay black dude at Oxford.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 9:59:51am

The Cranberries - Linger

My wife and I shared our first kiss to this song.

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electrotek  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:01:33am

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

Yeah….just saw it on BBC. That’s quite a shock - she’s younger than me.

Shit.

This is an even bigger shock for me than the time when Broadcast’s Trish Keenan died 7 years ago this month.

Fuck, I don’t know what else to say.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:11:03am
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:13:05am

re: #80 GlutenFreeJesus

Wonder what the stats are for any of his sites.

Stats for this site (according to Similar Web, which, while not absolutely precise, gives us a pretty good benchmark) are holding pretty steady at about 400,000 visits/month, with the biggest traffic spike in August (probably around the time of the attempted repeal of Obamacare, which really motivated folks hereabouts).

What? Nothing from Russia?

We’re seeing an average visit of only 1:39, which seems rather low, as it takes me about 20 minutes just to scroll through the average comment thread first thing in the morning. Traffic is mostly from English-speaking countries, with an emphasis on the USA, although we do get a bunch of traffic from Holland (hi stoners!).

Most of the people who come here are coming directly - which makes sense, as there is a loyal community here that probably either has this page bookmarked, or just type it into the address bar on the browser. Surprisingly, LGF *does* get a lot of traffic from referrals, and we’ll check that out in the next report… (con’t)

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BeachDem  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:13:22am

re: #179 ObserverArt

We had a 1967 Gurney Cougar (my dad worked in rent-a-car—we also had a Shelby Mustang—we had different cars all the time) so I know/knew who he was. Thanks for the nice tribute.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:15:35am

Remembering how my Christian Aunt would fly the flag every holiday but when the King Holiday was passed she didn’t do that.

I asked her why and she replied “because King was a Communist N-Word”.

Which is why I label them KKKristians!

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:22:03am

Here’s where things get interesting, at least as far as analyzing the behavior patterns of the users hereabouts.

By far the #1 source of referral traffic for LGF is thezman.com, accounting for almost 4x as much as the next-highest source, which is beforeitsnews.com. There’s still a bunch coming in from Ace O’ Spades, which is probably the hate-readers, and then there’s also a bunch from dnserrorassist.com which I can’t make heads nor tails of, and am afraid to click through to, because that feels like one of the sites that could inject malware or what have you.

We come here directly, and then we go and tell Twitter what we’ve seen.

From LGF, people go to Twitter - probably to tweet out the links to the stories and clever things we write here (ahem! yay me!) followed by Amazon (those of us following the links to go shopping and thus donate some $$ to the Our Host), and finally, some center-left leaning content sites like HuffPO, PalmerReport and Slate.

I would have expected to see the Daily Beast or DailyKos in the mix somewhere, but I guess maybe they’re kinda their own thing, and don’t play as well with the non-doctrinaire bunch we have here.

The search terms are mostly the sitename, but there’s a bunch of traffic coming in for “democrat history” and something that looks like it might be related to “Shapiro” which I fear is something from Ben (“Baby Snidely Whiplash”) Shapiro.

There are no paid keywords, which is no surprise, because why bother?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:22:11am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:24:41am

One of my longtime friends (he was actually Best Man at my wedding) has started posting Ben Shapiro stuff on FB.

To call him out or not to call him out?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:27:50am

re: #308 Eclectic Cyborg

One of my longtime friends (he was actually Best Man at my wedding) has started posting Ben Shapiro stuff on FB.

To call him out or not to call him out?

I don’t know. One of my friends loves to post his shit too. I’d point out that Shapiro is a damned smear artist who attacked a genuinely good man, Chuck Hagel as a Hamas sympathizer.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:28:34am

re: #310 HappyWarrior

Wasn’t that the infamous “Friends of Hamas” thing?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:28:44am

re: #302 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I don’t understand it either. I’ve never understood it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:29:02am

re: #311 Eclectic Cyborg

Wasn’t that the infamous “Friends of Hamas” thing?

Yep.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:29:38am
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Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:30:34am

re: #308 Eclectic Cyborg

One of my longtime friends (he was actually Best Man at my wedding) has started posting Ben Shapiro stuff on FB.

To call him out or not to call him out?

Is he posting everything by Shapiro, or just the stuff where Ben sounds reasonable because it will affect him? If it’s the latter, then point him at the other stuff. If it’s the former, then I’d be really worried and call him on it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:30:39am

re: #314 FormerDirtDart

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We miss you, Mr. President.

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Belafon  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:31:53am

re: #316 HappyWarrior

We miss you, Mr. President.

People are finally beginning to understand what you were pushing us to do.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:31:56am

re: #315 Belafon

Is he posting everything by Shapiro, or just the stuff where Ben sounds reasonable because it will affect him? If it’s the latter, then point him at the other stuff. If it’s the former, then I’d be really worried and call him on it.

I really hope it’s the former for EC’s case. I’ve seen a friend embrace Shapiro and also Steven Crowder’s message and while we remain friends and that won’t change, I have lost a lot of respect.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:32:32am

Finally, when it comes to Audience Interests, we see News, Government and Law. No big surprise there.

Not sure WTF is up with mail.lippincott.com showing up as a highly relevant visited site, but I can understand Balloon Juice and Lawyers Guns & Money, so maybe there are some outliers.

The competitors are kind of a rogue’s gallery: Michelle Malkin, Powerline, Jihadwatch, RedState … I think these are being assessed based upon the traffic that use to come here in the Bad Old Days, which may also be influencing the ads that are getting served up here at LGF?

Visitors here are interested in the news? File that one under “No duh, Sherlock”

Might want to see what can be done about the computer-generated audience profiles, because I am sick & tired of seeing boner remedies and pictures of big-boobed girls over some kinda clickbait headline. And yes, I know that this is allegedly affected by whatever kind of web activity I exhibit, but I use a thicket of tracker-blockers, so this is what I get here at LGF by default.

Didn’t know about LoonWatch, though. I will be checking that site out, since it appears to be one of the few that is listed as “Similar” that I wouldn’t mind contributing my own traffic crumbs to…

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BeachDem  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:32:38am

re: #214 ObserverArt

Good catch. I was going to post a similar comment.

Trump backers are much like their Great Misleader. Facts are bent to fit the narrative, if there any facts at all.

And it figures that they’d confuse Martin Luther King with Don King. Sigh.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:33:22am

If your friend is anything like my friend though EC, he may be too lost. I pointed out Scopes articles to point out his understanding of the Elizabeth Warren story was incorrect and he gave me some bs about how Snopes was liberally biased. His brother pissed me off even more when he claimed that Pelosi and Soros paid off Moore’s accusers.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:33:55am

re: #320 BeachDem

And it figures that they’d confuse Martin Luther King with Don King. Sigh.

Hey, easy mistake. //

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:36:17am

I was rewatching Forrest Gump last night and it’s my understanding that a lot of conservatives love the movie and see it as a rejection of liberal values. I don’t see it that way at all. I see Gump as many ways of being anti-thetical towards conservatism- loving, non-judgmental, tolerant, etc. I don’t see it as a political movie though anyhow.

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jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:42:57am
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jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:44:30am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:45:17am

re: #324 jaunte

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He’s right. I appreciate that MLK is mostly admired but I do wish people would learn what he really stood for and yes that includes his niece who is happy to falsely misrepresent his legacy to FNC and its viewers for whatever reason she has for doing so.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:46:21am

re: #325 jaunte

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I have no doubt that were MLK still alive today, he’d be described the same way DeRay and the BLM is today by many.

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jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:46:44am

re: #327 HappyWarrior

“Troublemaker”

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BeachDem  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:47:01am

re: #276 Ace-o-aces

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And he was playing both ends against the middle:

Mr. Brittain’s past exploits as a revenge-porn website entrepreneur who carried “ads” from a “lawyer” who offered to help take down nekkid pictures from the site, for the low low filing fee of $250 bucks — oddly, that “lawyer’s” website was registered/owned by by Craig Brittain.

wonkette.com

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:47:15am

re: #328 jaunte

“Troublemaker”

“Racebaiter” “Race pimp” Shit like that.

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jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:47:53am

And as MLK pointed out, revealing the trouble doesn’t make one its maker.

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gwangung  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:48:25am

re: #327 HappyWarrior

I have no doubt that were MLK still alive today, he’d be described the same way DeRay and the BLM is today by many.

Absolutely true.

The NFL players’ kneeling is a quintessential non-violent protest, and we’ve all seen how much shit gets tossed at them and how much shit gets made up about them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:49:32am

re: #325 jaunte

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there’s a phrase for that: “shoot the messenger”.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:49:38am

re: #332 gwangung

Absolutely true.

The NFL players’ kneeling is a quintessential non-violent protest, and we’ve all seen how much shit gets tossed at them and how much shit gets made up about them.

Yep. TBH I appreciate the more honest conservatives who admit they don’t think much of MLK> Helms, bigoted asshole he was never tried to hide that he hated what MLK stood for.

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jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:49:51am
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jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:50:34am

There will never be a Steve King Day.

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Old Liberal  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:50:39am

re: #315 Belafon

Is he posting everything by Shapiro, or just the stuff where Ben sounds reasonable because it will affect him? If it’s the latter, then point him at the other stuff. If it’s the former, then I’d be really worried and call him on it.

OK, my take: either you never really knew him, or he is “under the influence”. If he was a good man before but outside influences have turned him into a bad man, then why in the world would you want to put yourself into a position where YOU can be badly influenced? We should never think we are so smart and so pure that we couldn’t slide into the same shithole under certain circumstances.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:50:45am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:52:08am

re: #335 jaunte

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These people are such fucking revisionists. The Soviet Union and them have a lot in common.

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jaunte  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:52:24am

re: #338 Stanley Sea

Kevin McCarthy becomes first legislator to represent Spineless Americans.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:54:03am

Steve King and I’m going to be mean here lives in a shithole sense of reality where the country hasn’t changed. I bet he’s never traveled to the DC suburbs and seen the people of many cultural backgrounds living in harmony together because he gets his news on what our home is like from places like Breitbart.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:55:17am

Seriously, what is wrong with him?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:55:41am

Steve King is the biggest race in the House GOP caucus and that really is saying a lot considering they have a Majority Whip who wanted to Out-David Duke, David Duke.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:56:22am

re: #342 Ace-o-aces

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Seriously, what is wrong with him?

Grover would cut off his own baby dick if he thought he’d get a tax cut for it.

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BeachDem  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:56:50am

re: #318 HappyWarrior

I really hope it’s the former for EC’s case. I’ve seen a friend embrace Shapiro and also Steven Crowder’s message and while we remain friends and that won’t change, I have lost a lot of respect.

Steven Crowder has a message? That’s a new one on me.
/

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 10:59:20am

re: #345 BeachDem

Steven Crowder has a message? That’s a new one on me.
/

Yeah taht he’s a pathetic little wanker that thinks it’s clever using photos of Venezuela to prove that socialism is all the same.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:00:08am

re: #344 HappyWarrior

Grover would cut off his own baby dick if he thought he’d get a tax cut for it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:01:24am

re: #347 Ace-o-aces

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Be careful Ace, he may zing you with a teleprompter joke.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:03:23am

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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:03:42am

re: #287 Stanley Sea

:(

DOLORES O’RIORDAN
CRANBERRIES SINGER DEAD AT 46

tmz.com

Damn. That seems unexpected. Way too early. R.I.P. Dolores.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:04:39am

re: #349 Decatur Deb

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Citizen K  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:04:43am

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

The worst crime you can ever commit in this country seems to be being brown. Doesn’t matter if you’re a mass murderer, you can still be considered a folk hero or a ‘very fine person’. But dare not to have all your papers in order, you’re immediately considered one of the biggest dangers in the country and have to be out NOW NOW NOW, FUCK YOU, OUT NOW.

To live non-white in America is to constantly be told your very existence is illegitimate.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:08:24am

re: #287 Stanley Sea

:(

DOLORES O’RIORDAN
CRANBERRIES SINGER DEAD AT 46

tmz.com

Oh dammit. I remember seeing the imagery in “Zombies” back in the 90s, and being absolutely blown away. You hear about the antiseptically-labelled “Troubles” and it doesn’t really sink in.

And then you see stuff like this:

The IRA was lionized on the walls of Northern Ireland
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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:10:27am

re: #316 HappyWarrior

We miss you, Mr. President.

In more ways than a thousand!

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Swampwitch  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:11:10am

re: #341 HappyWarrior

I live in a small town that’s a county seat in King’s district and it’s often a scary place. My late husband was from around here and we moved here from Des Moines when our son was a few months old. The friends and couples we partied with are all various degrees of right wing. It used to be easier to overlook when Duane was alive…we had each other and would give each other a look when someone said something malicious or ignorant. After he passed away our friends would keep inviting me out and I went…for awhile. Without Duane as a buffer it was too much. I realized rather quickly that I couldn’t sit there while vile stupid bullshit was considered normal with these people. It’s been 8 years since he died, and almost 7 since I stopped hanging with all our friends. Funny enough, most of these people will deny up and down they ever voted for Steve King. I realize now that those same people are too fucking dumb to find their polling places anyway. I find myself wondering which of them may have been the one who kept stealing my Hillary signs.
There are some lovely people here, truly, but I’ve decided to stop pretending I don’t live in a goddamned shithole full of racist halfwits.

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ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:15:17am

re: #338 Stanley Sea

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Oh look…Kevin McCarthy just gave a literal example of a suck up.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:19:49am

re: #342 Ace-o-aces

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Seriously, what is wrong with him?

He’s just your typical racist RepubliKKKlan asshole!

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 15, 2018 • 11:29:28am

re: #153 Shropshire Slasher

I am currently owned by a brow husky/lab mix named Yukon. He is, by far, one of the most vocal dogs I have ever had the pleasure to live with, not to mention dramatic. This is him napping in my frozen pool.

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Nice looking pup! Is he a benevolent owner?

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sagehen  Jan 15, 2018 • 2:05:37pm

re: #299 HappyWarrior

I need to catch that Baldwin documentary. I only have read a little bit of Baldwin but he’ll always have my respect for how he schooled Buckley at Oxford. Had to have been humilating for that snobby homophobic racist piece of shit to get schooled by a gay black dude at Oxford.

Tonight, PBS. “I Am Not Your Negro” (9pm EST in my city, not sure what time in other cities).


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