Trump Does It Again - Torches GOP Plan to Hold Children’s Health Insurance Program for Ransom and Blame Democrats

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Another classic Trump moment today, as he destroys the GOP’s plan to accuse Democrats who vote no on the spending bill of not caring about children, because the bill includes a short term extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

On Thursday morning, President Trump torched that strategy with a single tweet, indicating that CHIP should not be attached to the short-term spending bill at all.

The declaration upends 11th-hour negotiations on Capitol Hill that were already teetering on the edge of collapse due both to Democratic opposition and internal Republican divisions.

It’s hard to know which is more despicable — Trump’s incompetence at governing, or the Republican Party’s attempt to hold a vital children’s health insurance program for ransom, and blame Democrats for it.

So I think I’ll just go with: “Man, all of these people really suck.”

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236 comments

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Kragar  Jan 18, 2018 • 12:57:16pm

He makes the best deals.

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 18, 2018 • 12:58:30pm

I didn’t think that the loose alliance of the GOP (the aristocrats) with Trump and his base (the barbarians) would last long.

I’m amused to see it implode in such a spectacular manner though.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 18, 2018 • 12:59:37pm

Blissssssssssss………
bloomberg.com

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Kragar  Jan 18, 2018 • 12:59:52pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:01:16pm

Of course with Trump, he might sign a bill anyway if it comes to his desk with CHIP authorized. But if the GOP isn’t offering either an immigration bill or CHIP reauthorization, there is no reason for any Democrat to vote for it. That’s if the Republicans can even get a shirt-term bill passed in the House, which right now looks iffy.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:01:50pm

Mortal again

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:01:56pm

Remember, this is the stable genius that bankrupted four casinos.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:03:04pm

re: #7 Ace Rothstein

Remember, this is the stable genius that bankrupted four casinos.

But he made a fortune by bleeding those casinos dry and dumping his personal debt on them!

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EPR-radar  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:04:42pm

re: #8 Big Beautiful Door

But he made a fortune by bleeding those casinos dry and dumping his personal debt on them!

Trump’s one business talent is getting other people to take the fall while Trump grabs the money.

Trump’s one political talent is being the True Voice and Prophet of the Pig-People.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:05:12pm

The administration is a mess

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump supports the House effort to avert a government shutdown and fund a popular children’s health insurance program for six years.

“The President supports the continuing resolution introduced in the House,” White House spokesman Raj Shah says in a statement. “Congress needs to do its job and provide full funding of our troops and military with a two-year budget caps deal. However, as the deal is negotiated, the President wants to ensure our military and national security are funded. He will not let it be held hostage by Democrats.”

This at 1:01 pm today. WTF.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:05:16pm

From the last thread:

re: #468 EPR-radar

The problem with that is that the Fascism is more popular than the Plutocracy, so the GOP isn’t likely to give up on it.

If they go as far as rounding up opposition politicians, the only thing I’m left with deciding whether seeking political asylum in Canada or Mexico would be better (since they are equidistant from my home).

Quick trip to the bank to get a pile of cash, then travel.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:11:21pm

I swear Chris Cillizza has to eat paste.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:12:55pm

From the last thread:

re: #470 A Mom Anon

Well, to a certain extent, every generation has young men who were awkward with women and such. I was such a person - I managed to get through all of high school and a six-year hitch in the Navy with zero dates.

After my first wife dumped me over epilepsy, I went another eleven years with zero dates. (Being homeless probably contributed to that.)

My wife now met me through a specialised dating site. She was looking for Romance scammers (working with the Webmaster) and flagged up my account due to conflicting information on it. (I guess my scam worked since we’re married for nearly eleven years now. /s)

Dating is strange and everyone doesn’t get it right away.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:15:48pm

re: #12 goddamnedfrank

I swear Chris Cillizza has to eat paste.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:16:57pm
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Kragar  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:17:00pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:17:02pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:17:55pm

re: #9 EPR-radar

Trump’s one business talent is getting other people to take the fall while Trump grabs the money.

Trump’s one political talent is being the True Voice and Prophet of the Pig-People.

He says the vile things we’re thinking, but are afraid to say, because people will look down on us

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:19:18pm

re: #448 Ace Rothstein

My branch is two blocks away and I can walk there if I have to. I know that they’re blood-sucking varmints not to mention straight-up criminals for their role in the mortgage meltdown and fake accounts.

I’d just like to note that not all of us who work for the stagecoach and horsies are blood-sucking varmints or straight up criminals. There are thousands of us on the tech side, and while I can only speak for my experience, I can tell you people were staggering around in a daze after the fake account scandal broke. We didn’t have a clue, and worse yet, there were no technological signs anything was wrong. I’ve thought about it a lot. How could we have detected the problems? In so many of the accounts, they were for legit customers and the accounts looked legit! It wasn’t like counterfeit money was being deposited.

People are still unhappy and angry about what happened, but don’t blame all of us-we didnot know.

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:20:45pm

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:21:50pm

re: #19 mmmirele

re: #448 Ace Rothstein

My branch is two blocks away and I can walk there if I have to. I know that they’re blood-sucking varmints not to mention straight-up criminals for their role in the mortgage meltdown and fake accounts.

I’d just like to note that not all of us who work for the stagecoach and horsies are blood-sucking varmints or straight up criminals. There are thousands of us on the tech side, and while I can only speak for my experience, I can tell you people were staggering around in a daze after the fake account scandal broke. We didn’t have a clue, and worse yet, there were no technological signs anything was wrong. I’ve thought about it a lot. How could we have detected the problems? In so many of the accounts, they were for legit customers and the accounts looked legit! It wasn’t like counterfeit money was being deposited.

People are still unhappy and angry about what happened, but don’t blame all of us-we didnot know.

Not all of us Americans support Trump or his policies. We understand your position, and we understand when the rest of the world goes “WTF?”

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makeitstop  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:22:36pm

Fusion GPS transcript is up.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:22:42pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:24:29pm

re: #19 mmmirele

I don’t blame the everyday workers at Wells-Fargo for the account fiasco (the clerks, the IT folks, &c). The blame belongs squarely on the upper-level management that required certain new account targets to be met, and the lower management that perpetrated the fraud.

I’m still not going to open a bank account with them.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:25:04pm
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A Mom Anon  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:25:56pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹

I totally agree, as a formerly awkward tomboy (well, I’m still that, lol)….I guess maybe the anger over being rejected is what I worry about more than anything. So many of these young men seem totally unwilling to look at themselves, and when they do, they seem more worried about what the guys think of them then what women do. I know there’s a lot of misogyny baked into this, but it has to come from somewhere. The internet helps reinforce this, when it could help in being a solution. But a recurring theme in these men is this sense of really awful and destructive entitlement. That just because you’re nice or show interest in a woman she’s required to do something for you. Life and relationships are messy and when they are, there seems to be this giving up and resigning to hate. That hate can fester into violence.

To be clear, I am not worried about my son going that route (we’ve already had a long talk about Nazis and finding them at metal shows, he’s smart enough to run from that shit and has in the past), with him I worry about being lonely and sad and isolated. For now at least.

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Interesting Times  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:25:57pm

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

re: #25 Dave In Austin

Hey, stop that, you made me think my scroll wheel was broken :P

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:28:59pm

thehill.com

Thanks Trump!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:29:50pm

re: #26 A Mom Anon

I totally agree, as a formerly awkward tomboy (well, I’m still that, lol)….I guess maybe the anger over being rejected is what I worry about more than anything. So many of these young men seem totally unwilling to look at themselves, and when they do, they seem more worried about what the guys think of them then what women do. I know there’s a lot of misogyny baked into this, but it has to come from somewhere. The internet helps reinforce this, when it could help in being a solution. But a recurring theme in these men is this sense of really awful and destructive entitlement. That just because you’re nice or show interest in a woman she’s required to do something for you. Life and relationships are messy and when they are, there seems to be this giving up and resigning to hate. That hate can fester into violence.

To be clear, I am not worried about my son going that route (we’ve already had a long talk about Nazis and finding them at metal shows, he’s smart enough to run from that shit and has in the past), with him I worry about being lonely and sad and isolated. For now at least.

I’ve noticed the bolded a lot and I hate saying it, I see it a lot in the ASD community. There’s this guy I met through an Asperger’s Facebook group. He constantly tells me about how “easy” women have it compared to guys because of courtship rules. I mean yeah do I wish courtship were easier for men on the spectrum? Of course, I do. But I don’t blame women for that the way a lot of these guys do and you’re right. The internet seems to re-enforce a lot of this sexism. There’s gotta be away to help people who have real feelings of loneliness without resorting to sexist bullshit. Loneliness doesn’t play favorites with gender.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:30:10pm

re: #26 A Mom Anon

Well, to a certain extent the misogamy part has always been there (I paid for a dinner and movie and she didn’t put out?) but the Internet certainly helps put that on steroids. There are plenty of people who are quite willing to manipulate people through the Internet for nefarious purposes (so-called Islamic State was particularly good at that).

I can’t offer a solution here (my own son is in the same boat on dating I was) other than to teach a child to recognise extremism when it is presented to that child, regardless of the means (conversations, Twitter, &c).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:31:37pm

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

This administration is constantly finding new and inventive ways to fuck up.

at our expense

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:32:11pm

Being on the spectrum can be so tough. You feel like you’re aware enough that people treat your fairly normally but aware of your limitations too. It’s different than having a physical handicap too. I’m not trying to wallow in self pity here because I’ve tried not to do that in recent years but it’s a tough middle ground that high functioning ASD people face.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:33:34pm

A FB friend posted yesterday morning hat the Senate voted 51-48 basically to repeal the ACA. Has anyone heard that ? Or was her information invalid? It doesn’t seem like that would be something they would do at this time and the vote doesn’t seem right but then the GOP might sneak something through while the government is in disarray and the news media is covering other actions.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:33:52pm

Very cool

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:34:09pm

What I want out of this world is people to respect their differences and acknowledge their shared humanity. I have no illusions about a completely color blind society but I do want people to treat people as people and in spirit with MLK treat people by their character not their skin color and or country of origin. There are so many immigrants I’ve met that I’d much rather associate with than native born Americans who make me cringe with their hatefulness and hostility towards anyone not like them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:34:18pm

re: #26 A Mom Anon

But a recurring theme in these men is this sense of really awful and destructive entitlement. That just because you’re nice or show interest in a woman she’s required to do something for you. .

I bought you dinner, now you have to sleep with me!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:34:27pm

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

A FB friend posted yesterday morning hat the Senate voted 51-48 basically to repeal the ACA. Has anyone heard that ? Or was her information invalid? It doesn’t seem like that would be something they would do at this time and the vote doesn’t seem right but then the GOP might sneak something through while the government is in disarray and the news media is covering other actions.

That sounds incorrect to me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:34:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:35:36pm

re: #36 Backwoods_Sleuth

I bought you dinner, now you have to sleep with me!

You smiled at me and were nice to me, now give me sex! Agh don’t get me started on the self fancied “nice guys. either. I like to think I’m a fairly down to earth guy but I don’t go bragging about how nice I am. I try to be helpful to most people I encounter regardless of age, gender, or any attraction I might have to them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:35:39pm

From the last thread:

re: #473 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, me too!

(And he knows that my target of perfection is Sean Connery…and he’s OK with that, which makes it even better!)

When shit hits the fan, mom, think about heading to TheBackwoods. We can always use trade skills here.

My goal was Farrah Fawcett. (LOL) I’m not going to insult my wife, but she does not look like Farrah Fawcett.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:36:26pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:36:29pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s what built this nation, you cracker shithead.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:37:54pm

It was actually a pretty funny work meeting today. We have two young women who are lawyers in their native countries working with us who are going to be taking the Bar exam here in the US. So, we had myself, my boss, and these two women. All three are lawyers in some way and all three are immigrants. The only non-lawyer and non-immigrant was me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:41:17pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jeff could just as easily be talking about some generations-long families in his own state…

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Kragar  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:41:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:42:10pm

I’m sick of the immigrant bashing. Sessions has no idea about immigrants and their work ethics. He just wants to further the lie that immigrants are moochers because that’s what the right wing propaganda says despite all evidence to the contrary.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:42:31pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jeff could just as easily be talking about some generations-long families in his own state…

Yeah but they’re white.

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dangerman  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:43:05pm

re: #15 Dave In Austin

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christie: “do you know who i used to be just a couple of days ago?”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:43:14pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

I’m sick of the immigrant bashing. Sessions has no idea about immigrants and their work ethics. He just wants to further the lie that immigrants are moochers because that’s what the right wing propaganda says despite all evidence to the contrary.

Not all immigrants — just those who are not of European ancestry.

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:44:15pm

re: #45 Kragar

*rolls eyes* my congressman is part of the Freedumb Caucus. He’s been posting anti-abortion crap all week on his Facebook and being called out for it because CHIP hasn’t been funded. I don’t see how Trump is going to rope in those loonies.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:44:46pm

re: #49 Hecuba’s daughter

Not all immigrants — just those who are not of European ancestry.

True. Those like Gorka, Milo, etc are fine.

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Kragar  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:45:32pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:45:55pm

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

A FB friend posted yesterday morning hat the Senate voted 51-48 basically to repeal the ACA. Has anyone heard that ? Or was her information invalid? It doesn’t seem like that would be something they would do at this time and the vote doesn’t seem right but then the GOP might sneak something through while the government is in disarray and the news media is covering other actions.

I lost you after FB…that is not a valid source of news

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:46:09pm

so, MrBWS left work early today because he has pain in his chest and both arms.
He thinks it’s because they were pulling rope yesterday and he must have pulled a muscle.
I told him to stop at the clinic in town if they were still open when he passed by there.

He’s there now and checking him out. Apparently I scared him enough when I mentioned “oh, that sounds like it could be a heart attack”.

Whatever works getting him into the doctor’s office.

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dangerman  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:46:46pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

AG Jeff Sessions on immigration reform: “What good does it do to bring in somebody who’s illiterate in their own country, has no skills, & is going to struggle in our country & not be successful? That is not what a good nation should do, and we need to get away from it.”

jeff, thats pretty much the fucking definition of the “american dream”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:47:00pm

re: #45 Kragar

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LOL, good luck with that, trump.
I know the people in the Freedom Caucus. They hate trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:48:38pm

re: #55 dangerman

jeff, thats pretty much the fucking definition of the “american dream”

Great grandfather- miner
Grandfather- brick mason
Daughter- federal government lifer
Me- paralegal.
Sessions has no idea what the American Dream is because he’s been trying to ruin it for people who don’t look like him.

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Kragar  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:50:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:50:47pm

wonkette.com (Title about Sen. Tom Cotton’s fragile-ego letter not suitable for work)

A wag in the non-comment section noted that Sen. Cotton may not have known who Wonkette is yesterday, but he sure will tomorrow.

Several are asking him for letters just like that one so they can put them up in frames in homes or offices.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:52:11pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Relationships are awkward in the best of circumstances, especially new people and figuring out where you stand with people and what they want or need from you. Hell, I’m 57 and I still can’t figure all that shit out. I also don’t think I’m typical for most women.

When I was a kid, I was the only girl on our block in my age group. I either played with the boys or had no friends. On one side I had the Flynn brothers, our other neighbors were the Myers boys. Down the street was the Glenn family and their two sons and my buddy Robert who used to walk me to school so the creepy Davis brothers wouldn’t pick on me on the way to school. My dad got me a boy’s bike that matched my brother’s and I spent my time with boys outside playing kickball, riding bikes and watching them do dumb shit while I laughed at them. In high school, most of my friends were guys, same with after graduation. I dressed then as I do now, like a teenager from the Grunge era, flannel shirts, tshirts, jeans, band tshirts, Converse sneakers or biker or hiking boots. It’s what I am comfortable in. I never fit with groups of girls, they annoyed me too much and didn’t want to do the stuff I did. I don’t wear makeup, rarely dress up and I wish I could still have guy friends but that doesn’t work well in a marriage, I mean I can’t even imagine telling my husband I was going out to party with a bunch of dudes, lol. Trying to fit with suburban housewives has NOT gone well either, so I find myself in a weird in between place, at 57 FFS.

So I get the isolation, the not fitting in part. I just feel sad that it seems so many men are just not willing to care a little less what “the boys” think and maybe care a lot more about what women they meet might care about. Instead they nurture this horrible anger, and it poisons whatever it touches.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:52:12pm

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹

wonkette.com (Title about Sen. Tom Cotton’s fragile-ego letter not suitable for work)

A wag in the non-comment section noted that Sen. Cotton may not have known who Wonkette is yesterday, but he sure will tomorrow.

Several are asking him for letters just like that one so they can put them up in frames in homes or offices.

I guess the only thing whiter than a snowflake is a Tom Cotton.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:54:25pm
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makeitstop  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:55:19pm

re: #56 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, good luck with that, trump.
I know the people in the Freedom Caucus. They hate trump.

Boy, if the King of the Deal (cough) walks out of that meeting empty-handed, the tweet storms tonight will be epic.

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dangerman  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:55:49pm

re: #58 Kragar

vs

re: #41 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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A Mom Anon  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:55:58pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

I laughed out loud. See, conservatives, THIS is why we need rules and regulations and laws. Because PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS. And greedy, and shortsighted and…..

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:56:40pm
AG Jeff Sessions on immigration reform: “What good does it do to bring in somebody who’s illiterate in their own country, has no skills, & is going to struggle in our country & not be successful? That is not what a good nation should do, and we need to get away from it.”

Paternal grandfather: Excluded by 1924 Immigration act (undocumented immigrant), died in US Army in WW2
Paternal grandmother: Excluded by 1924 Immigration act (undocumented immigrant), served in the WAC.
Father: “Anchor baby” died in the Vietnam War.
Sister: “Anchor grandbaby” served in the US Army
Me: “Anchor grandbaby” served a career in the US Navy.

Screw you, you racist garden gnome.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:57:37pm

re: #63 makeitstop

Boy, if the King of the Deal (cough) walks out of that meeting empty-handed, the tweet storms tonight will be epic.

He’ll walk out with a deal that fully funds churches, defunds all public education, and ends Medicare, and then will wonder why the entire country starts yelling. School vouchers failed here in Texas because, in a number of smaller towns, the school is the largest employer.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:57:51pm

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹

Paternal grandfather: Excluded by 1924 Immigration act (undocumented immigrant), died in US Army in WW2
Paternal grandmother: Excluded by 1924 Immigration act (undocumented immigrant), served in the WAC.
Father: “Anchor baby” died in the Vietnam War.
Sister: “Anchor grandbaby” served in the US Army
Me: “Anchor grandbaby” served a career in the US Navy.

Screw you, you racist garden gnome.

People like him have no appreciation of immigrants because they have met so few and in case he has really no excuse being a former Senator.

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2018 • 1:58:30pm

re: #65 A Mom Anon

I laughed out loud. See, conservatives, THIS is why we need rules and regulations and laws. Because PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS. And greedy, and shortsighted and…..

When I lived in Utah in the 1990s, there were more than a few people who would drive down the freeway at a high rate of speed, a couple of feet of snow on their cars…and drifting behind them in a cloud. It ranged from annoying to hazardous.

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dangerman  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:00:00pm

re: #65 A Mom Anon

I laughed out loud. See, conservatives, THIS is why we need rules and regulations and laws. Because PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS. And greedy, and shortsighted and…..

like people who only scrape a small opening in the windshield

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:01:42pm

re: #68 HappyWarrior

People like him have no appreciation of immigrants because they have met so few and in case he has really no excuse being a former Senator.

This is why I couldn’t serve in the US Senate. I wouldn’t be able to hold my tongue at the stunningly clueless statements so many Republican senators make.

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Skip Intro  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:02:04pm

Just posting this from Charles Pierce to remind everybody what totally worthless empty suits even the “renegade” republicans are.

On Thursday, the committee voted out 17 nominees to the federal judiciary and three crucial nominees to be assistant attorneys general. Because of the events of the past few months, the Judiciary Committee of the new Congress is now split 11-10, Republican to Democrat. Every single Republican voted for every single one of the president*’s nominees. Such all-wind-and-no-rain empty suits as Jeff Flake of Arizona and Ben Sasse of Nebraska barely looked up from their phones in order to say “Yea” to hand lifetime employment, and considerable prosecutorial powers, to some seriously dubious characters. (I guess Flake has no problems with a Stalinist president*’s putting people on the federal bench until they go off to that big CPAC in the sky.) Eleven of the votes taken—including all three DOJ appointments—went through along straight party lines.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:03:47pm

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹

This is why I couldn’t serve in the US Senate. I wouldn’t be able to hold my tongue at the stunningly clueless statements so many Republican senators make.

I would have felt like punching Ted Cruz several times. Hell his own Republicans find that guy despicable.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:05:09pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

I would have felt like punching Ted Cruz several times. Hell his own Republicans find that guy despicable.

Sen. Lindsey Graham noted you could shoot him on the Senate floor, and if the Senate held the trial no one would vote to convict.

Nevertheless, they persist in voting together continuously.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:05:13pm

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I lost you after FB…that is not a valid source of news

I already posted a comment asking her the source of this report. My guess is that someone sent it to her and she posted without independent confirmation.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:06:41pm

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹

Sen. Lindsey Graham noted you could shoot him on the Senate floor, and if the Senate held the trial no one would vote to convict.

Nevertheless, they persist in voting together continuously.

Yeah. They do.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:07:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:08:19pm

Profiles in stupidity:

From Fusion GPS transcript released today:
MR. GOWDY: All right. Let me ask you about a couple words you just
used. You just used the words “good” and “bad,” which some would argue are
inherently subjective; but you also used the word “facts,” and what did you mean
when you used the word “facts”?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:08:26pm

re: #75 Hecuba’s daughter

I already posted a comment asking her the source of this report. My guess is that someone sent it to her and she posted without independent confirmation.

I really wish people would do their homework more. I catch liberal friends doing it often but at least they can admit when they’re wrong. My wingnut friend told me Snopes was liberal bias when he didn’t like that I refuted him on Elizabeth Warren.

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William Lewis  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:09:09pm

OT: necessity is the mother of invention and all that but a box of stuffing mix, a couple scrambled eggs and a partial can of french cut green beans actually makes a pretty decent impromptu hotdish.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:10:37pm

re: #79 HappyWarrior

I really wish people would do their homework more. I catch liberal friends doing it often but at least they can admit when they’re wrong. My wingnut friend told me Snopes was liberal bias when he didn’t like that I refuted him on Elizabeth Warren.

Wingnuts will happily cite Snopes when it supports their assertions though.

Liberal bias means “doesn’t agree with me.”

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A Mom Anon  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:11:47pm

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹

These fuckers are so blinded by their own superiority complexes that they are not willing to see they really could be heroes. Flake has nothing to lose, neither do the others who are not running for office again. But instead they choose to be angry and mean and vote for hate for their own fellow Americans. No US Senator (I’m looking at YOU, Tom Cotton) has any fucking business trying to intimidate constituents from talking to him or calling him. Unless they are threatening something besides his job next round of elections. They work for us and are not scared of losing their jobs, they forget who is really paying them, and it is us, through their shit policies. They cannot govern because they do not want to. That would require two things they are short on, a work ethic and integrity.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:12:15pm

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹

Wingnuts will happily cite Snopes when it supports their assertions though.

Liberal bias means “doesn’t agree with me.”

Of course. I’ve given up with him. You don’t get to bitch about liberal bias when the Daily Wire is your favorite source.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:13:58pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good. Not only the snow on top of the car, but windows as well. Gawd only knows how many times I have sen idiot drivers who have failed to properly clear ALL their windows before driving.

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Jay C  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:17:18pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

I would have felt like punching Ted Cruz several times. Hell his own Republicans find that guy despicable.

I liked former Sen. Al Franken’s assessment of his (now former) colleague from Texas: which was:

“I like Ted Cruz better than most of my colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz.”

Still wouldn’t count on his not being re-elected, though.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:17:21pm

re: #84 Bubblehead II

I just had this conversation with The Kid this morning. We have ice here in ATL and he was going to go into work (they sent him a text as he was leaving telling him to stay home) with ice on all the windows and he only cleared off a little of the driver’s side windshield. Nope. So I made him sit there and warm up the car and handed him an ice scraper, lol. Once he got in the car and tried to back up he realized he should listen to Mom on this one since he couldn’t see a damned thing til he got the ice off the back window.

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whitebeach  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:19:06pm

re: #82 A Mom Anon

These fuckers are so blinded by their own superiority complexes that they are not willing to see they really could be heroes. Flake has nothing to lose, neither do the others who are not running for office again. But instead they choose to be angry and mean and vote for hate for their own fellow Americans. No US Senator (I’m looking at YOU, Tom Cotton) has any fucking business trying to intimidate constituents from talking to him or calling him. Unless they are threatening something besides his job next round of elections. They work for us and are not scared of losing their jobs, they forget who is really paying them, and it is us, through their shit policies. They cannot govern because they do not want to. That would require two things they are short on, a work ethic and integrity.

I came across a quotation from John Adams that seems germane:

“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.”

I’m not religious but I think the old guy was onto something.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:20:44pm

re: #85 Jay C

I liked former Sen. Al Franken’s assessment of (now former) colleague from Texas: which was:

Still wouldn’t count on his not being re-elected, though.

I really want Cruz to lose bad. Such a jerk.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:23:51pm

re: #80 William Lewis

OT: necessity is the mother of invention and all that but a box of stuffing mix, a couple scrambled eggs and a partial can of french cut green beans actually makes a pretty decent impromptu hotdish.

My wife just made an impromptu hotdish of “surprise, turkey again” with vegetables and rice.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:24:34pm

Hungarian Police Have Arrest Warrant Against Gorka

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:25:18pm

re: #90 BlueSpotinAL

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Haha last seen denying a dentist’s dream.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:26:53pm

LOL

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Sir John Barron  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:27:49pm

Just read the latest updated article on the looming government shutdown over at The Post and I’m still not sure I understand what’s going on. Bottom line appears to be the R’s are not unified in favor of it in the Senate, which seems weird to me. Senators Rounds, Graham and Ayn Rand Paul currently ‘nah’ votes.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:28:55pm

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹

Profiles in stupidity:

From Fusion GPS transcript released today:
MR. GOWDY: All right. Let me ask you about a couple words you just
used. You just used the words “good” and “bad,” which some would argue are
inherently subjective; but you also used the word “facts,” and what did you mean
when you used the word “facts”?

“Those things that are true whether you believe them or not.”

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Sir John Barron  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:32:01pm

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹

Profiles in stupidity:

From Fusion GPS transcript released today:
MR. GOWDY: All right. Let me ask you about a couple words you just
used. You just used the words “good” and “bad,” which some would argue are
inherently subjective; but you also used the word “facts,” and what did you mean
when you used the word “facts”?

“You’ve used the word “the” several times? Can we talk about all these “thes”? “

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:36:30pm

re: #95 Sir John Barron

“You’ve used the word “the” several times? Can we talk about all these “thes”? “

The The - This is The Day

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:38:03pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:38:03pm

re: #94 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

“Those things that are true whether you believe them or not.”

What is truth?

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:38:47pm

re: #60 A Mom Anon

Very similar wardrobe here. I call mine basic truck driver. :D Though lately, some girl jeans have somehow found their way into my closet. Jeans, hiking boots, band shirt, flannel.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:38:57pm

re: #97 goddamnedfrank

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Lol. That’s rich given the birther movement.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:39:40pm

re: #86 A Mom Anon

I just had this conversation with The Kid this morning. We have ice here in ATL and he was going to go into work (they sent him a text as he was leaving telling him to stay home) with ice on all the windows and he only cleared off a little of the driver’s side windshield. Nope. So I made him sit there and warm up the car and handed him an ice scraper, lol. Once he got in the car and tried to back up he realized he should listen to Mom on this one since he couldn’t see a damned thing til he got the ice off the back window.

Yep. Even with a car port we still end up with snow on the car (wind tunnel effect) I clear everything while the card is warming up. Rear window defroster are great, but you still need to clear the side windows (and mirrors) as well.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:44:09pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:45:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:46:41pm

re: #101 Bubblehead II

Yep. Even with a car port we still end up with snow on the car (wind tunnel effect) I clear everything while the card is warming up. Rear window defroster are great, but you still need to clear the side windows (and mirrors) as well.

Same here, minus the car port. When there are big snow dumps here, it’s amazing how many people who should know better around here drive with a small hole scrapped on the windscreen and the driver’s window rolled down leaning out to see other traffic.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:47:10pm

re: #70 dangerman

like people who only scrape a small opening in the windshield

I was driving behind one of those on the way to work this morning.

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:47:35pm

re: #86 A Mom Anon

You know what works wonders for frosted windows on cars? A spray bottle with two parts rubbing alcohol and one part water.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:49:50pm
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Sir John Barron  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:52:01pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

Only A Wall will keep the CHIPS out for good.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:54:45pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

Oh that’s a great idea! Thanks! I always have rubbing alcohol around (I use it to clean up kitchen cross contamination instead of bleach), I didn’t even think of that.

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fern01  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:55:40pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

Here it is, the most ignorant goddamned thing you’ll read today.

and the president* says “Hold my beer diet coke”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:56:02pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

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Stupid idiot.

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CleverToad  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:56:21pm

OT: Thinking of the Keebler AG and his Reefer Madness reboot as I go through the new Val-U-Ads packet, here in sunny (way too warm) Colorado. Second page is an ad for a local dispensary a few miles away. This still amuses me probably far more than it should, given the context — I mean, I expect it in Westword, the local free(spirited) newsmag, but in the totally middle-class suburban coupon mailer?

You folks who purchase will have to tell me if these are good prices:
$99 Flower Oz
20% off 100MG Edibles
$18 Flower 1/8th
$19 Gram Wax
$19 Gram Shatter

Then there are the specials:
Early bird special from 8-10 AM - $18 8ths Top Shelf!
Every Tuesday you can get 20% off cartridges and disposable pens!
Every Wednesday you can get 20% off edibles!

Plus discounts for veterans and medical card holders.
There’s even an ATM on site so you don’t have to carry cash around, since the Feds still won’t let these folks bank like a normal business.

Good luck stuffing this genie back in the bottle, J. Beauregard. Most of us like watching those dollars going into the daylight economy, and those taxes going onto school roofs.

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makeitstop  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:57:03pm

Holy crap. New P-Funk!

I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me (feat. Scarface)

I wants to get funked up….

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ObserverArt  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:57:37pm

Great idea ‘mouse. The The…Dogs of Lust.

This goes out to Donald J. Trump, you lustful greedy ignorant asshole…criminal.

Dogs Of Lust

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:57:49pm

re: #112 CleverToad

Good luck stuffing this genie back in the bottle, J. Beauregard. Most of us like watching those dollars going into the daylight economy, and those taxes going onto school roofs.

can’t raise tax rates but you can increase revenues by taxing marijuana

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:58:42pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

He’s thinking of the “Contraband Hispanic Immigrant Program”

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TedStriker  Jan 18, 2018 • 2:59:17pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

You know what works wonders for frosted windows on cars? A spray bottle with two parts rubbing alcohol and one part water.

Most consumer-grade rubbing alcohols are already a shade over 2:1 isopropyl alcohol to water; you could stick that in a spray bottle “straight” and use it. The only reason I can see to add extra water is to stretch the alcohol.

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dangerman  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:01:48pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

You know what works wonders for frosted windows on cars? A spray bottle with two parts rubbing alcohol and one part water. South Florida

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dangerman  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:02:29pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

Here it is, the most ignorant goddamned thing you’ll read today.

i dunno, there’s still time….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:02:29pm

The Power of Capitalism compels you:

Stormy Daniels Once Claimed She Spanked Donald Trump with Forbes Magazine (goes to Mother Jones)

I do not eagerly await the release of that sex tape at all.

Daniels was serious enough about running [for the US Senate] that she embarked on a May 2009 “listening tour” of the state and held discussions with local political consultants. Those conversations included coming up with possible campaign contributors. According to a May 8, 2009, email written by an operative advising Daniels, who asked not to be identified, Daniels at one point scrolled through her cellphone contacts to provide her consultants with a list of names. The email noted that the potential donors included Steve Hirsch, the founder of an adult entertainment company; Theresa Flynt, the daughter of Hustler’s Larry Flynt; Frazier Boyd, the owner of a strip club chain; and Jenna Jameson, the so-called “Queen of Porn.” Also on the list: Donald Trump.

This email was sent to Andrea Dubé, a Democratic political consultant based in New Orleans. In response, Dubé expressed surprise that Daniels was friendly with Trump. “Donald Trump?” she wrote. “In her cell phone?”

“Yep,” the other consultant replied. “She says one time he made her sit with him for three hours watching ‘shark week.’ Another time he had her spank him with a Forbes magazine.”

Dubé and the other consultant confirmed to Mother Jones they exchanged these emails.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:02:38pm

re: #112 CleverToad

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:04:13pm

re: #113 makeitstop

Awesome!!

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ObserverArt  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:04:17pm

Sounding like the Republicans are all screwed up and are saying Trump is uninformed and doesn’t understand the issues as they see them. Trump is pissed at John Kelly too. He didn’t like getting called uninformed and having evolved.

This is fun.

All we need is that one thin mint from Mueller and Trump is going to blow.

Watching Ari. Good opening…

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makeitstop  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:06:56pm

re: #122 plansbandc

Awesome!!

INORITE?

Is it too much to hope for a tour?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:07:40pm

re: #121 A Mom Anon

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:08:12pm

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Bubblehead II  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:08:30pm

Well my LED strip and power supply came in today. Using them to replace the florescent tubes and ballast that croaked out on the fixture above my computer desk. If it works out, will probably retrofit some of the florescent fixtures in the house as well.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:08:54pm

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

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Here it is, the most ignorant goddamned thing you’ll read today.

We are overwhelmed with acronyms. Looks like the poster may be retired and hasn’t kept up with various government programs. He’s still a terrible person but most people are not familiar with those programs that do not affect them.

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:10:41pm

re: #112 CleverToad

$36 per quad for top shelf flower from 8-10 a.m. If their top shelf is truly top shelf, that’s a very good price.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:11:58pm

re: #127 Bubblehead II

Well my LED strip and power supply came in today. Using them to replace the florescent tubes and ballast that croaked out on the fixture above my computer desk. If it works out, will probably retrofit some of the florescent fixtures in the house as well.

mr. klys gave me a set that does different colors for Christmas two years ago and I really need to figure out where/how I want to use it. Because I love silly lighting effects that involve rainbows.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:13:37pm

re: #126 mmmirele

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:14:35pm

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:15:24pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:15:48pm

Look, the Brussels sprouts line made me laugh because honestly I hated them about 6 years ago but have started to slowly come around. (It helps that I’m cooking them myself now.)

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:20:30pm

re: #130 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We did the whole place and Dragon_Lady’s Orchid growing unit. Ever notice the weird purple light in some of my cat pics? LED grow tubes so bright they alter the color of the whole room. Saved bank on juice.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:21:46pm

WSJ digging in

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:22:28pm

re: #129 teleskiguy

Out here the numbers are higher, and going up 30 or 35 % in new taxes. Higher than booze or cigs I think. But it’s early days for recreational. We joke “buy an ounce get single payer”

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Bubblehead II  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:23:36pm

re: #130 klys (maker of Silmarils)

mr. klys gave me a set that does different colors for Christmas two years ago and I really need to figure out where/how I want to use it. Because I love silly lighting effects that involve rainbows.

Well all I am looking for is something that will give me enough light to see the keyboard /desk top and reduce eye strain from the monitors. The fixture I am retrofitting is a two (40W) tube florescent shop light. Figure I am going to have to go with 4, 4 foot strips.

If this works out, may also seriously consider the bright white to use as emergency lighting throughout the house.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:24:45pm

re: #135 Unshaken Defiance

We did the whole place and Dragon_Lady’s Orchid growing unit. Ever notice the weird purple light in some of my cat pics? LED grow tubes so bright they alter the color of the whole room. Saved bank on juice.

We got a stupidly huge LED bulb for the garage lamp. It’s like 4000 lumins. (Replaced a 63W CFL.)

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:25:34pm

re: #137 Unshaken Defiance

It was the same way in 2014, taxes were sometimes prohibitive and the black market kept flourishing. We’re more than four years into full legal here in Colorado, prices and taxes have stabilized somewhat, and the industry is consolidating. There was once many hundreds of weed stores in Denver, that’s been whittled down by market forces, and now we have chain stores! Oy.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:28:11pm

re: #127 Bubblehead II

Well my LED strip and power supply came in today. Using them to replace the florescent tubes and ballast that croaked out on the fixture above my computer desk. If it works out, will probably retrofit some of the florescent fixtures in the house as well.

I’ve been rotating LED bulbs into my house for the last 3ish years. Any time an incandescent burns out, in goes an LED, though not necessarily in the same spot - if it’s a rarely-used light, I’ll swap a more-used incandescent out and put it in the rarely used fixture, and put the LED in the more commonly used one. The only complaint I have are the track lights in the living room, that sometimes flicker weirdly for no obvious reason. Otherwise, they’ve been great.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:30:21pm

re: #139 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s like 4000 lumins. (Replaced a 63W CFL.)

4000 Lumens? Use sunscreen. :-)

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:31:21pm

A popular weed store in Parachute, CO (80 miles from the Utah border on Interstate 70) called Tumbleweed is opening a huge new store in Eagle, CO (closer to all the ski areas) sometime next year. They’ll be competing with the OG Eagle weed store Sweet Leaf Pioneer, right down the street, though the new Tumbleweed will be closer to the interstate than Sweet Leaf Pioneer.

It’s… well, weed is fully legal here, has been for four years now. I still think it’s a trip.

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fern01  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:32:47pm

re: #136 Stanley Sea

WSJ digging in

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I won’t even say “what if … had done this” - But anyone other than trump would have
1. been reported before the election & not elected OR
2. resigned after this was known

The great moral values of the GOP went low with President Obama - they dived to the center of the earth with trump

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:36:14pm

re: #141 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’ve been rotating LED bulbs into my house for the last 3ish years. Any time an incandescent burns out, in goes an LED, though not necessarily in the same spot - if it’s a rarely-used light, I’ll swap a more-used incandescent out and put it in the rarely used fixture, and put the LED in the more commonly used one. The only complaint I have are the track lights in the living room, that sometimes flicker weirdly for no obvious reason. Otherwise, they’ve been great.

I use both incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, depending on where. My basement has a 300W incandescent to keep my kitchen pipes from freezing. My kitchen has fluorescents, and my living room has CFLs that I replaced the overhead fluorescents with. Other rooms which we don’t use much have 40-100W incandescent lamps.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:36:43pm

re: #134 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Look, the Brussels sprouts line made me laugh because honestly I hated them about 6 years ago but have started to slowly come around. (It helps that I’m cooking them myself now.)

Me, too. Toss with some olive oil, S & P, and garlic, roast at 425 until crispy on the outside, toss with some acidic liquid to finish; balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, etc. if you’re feeling really energetic, start by searing in cast iron pan before tossing and roasting.

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EPR-radar  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:37:00pm

re: #144 fern01

I won’t even say “what if … had done this” - But anyone other than trump would have
1. been reported before the election & not elected OR
2. resigned after this was known

The great moral values of the GOP went low with President Obama - they dived to the center of the earth with trump

We all know that something tame like “live boy or dead girl” would not be enough to sink Trump in a sex scandal. In fact no sex scandal I can imagine would shake Trump’s hold on his cultists, and I have a very good imagination.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:39:11pm

re: #136 Stanley Sea

WSJ digging in

FAKE! Libturd MSM!!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:39:40pm

re: #142 Unshaken Defiance

4000 Lumens? Use sunscreen. :-)

It’s the only light source in a two car garage. (Garage door opener stays unplugged unless in use after multiple unexplained self-openings.) He wanted to be able to see in the corners.

It’s definitely …bright.

re: #146 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Me, too. Toss with some olive oil, S & P, and garlic, roast at 425 until crispy on the outside, toss with some acidic liquid to finish; balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, etc. if you’re feeling really energetic, start by searing in cast iron pan before tossing and roasting.

Tonight they’re shredded and sauteed in bacon grease, then adding back the bacon, some garlic, kalamata olives, butter, lemon juice, and a few spices. Then pasta and some kielbasa, because I wanted a little more protein in it.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:40:22pm

re: #143 teleskiguy

A popular weed store in Parachute, CO (80 miles from the Utah border on Interstate 70) called Tumbleweed is opening a huge new store in Eagle, CO (closer to all the ski areas) sometime next year. They’ll be competing with the OG Eagle weed store Sweet Leaf Pioneer, right down the street, though the new Tumbleweed will be closer to the interstate than Sweet Leaf Pioneer.

It’s… well, weed is fully legal here, has been for four years now. I still think it’s a trip.

Does grass mix with skiing? If anyone ever lit up (or cracked a beer) on our skydiving drop zones, we’d shut down for the day and send the helicopter home. I went to one DZ in upstate NY that didn’t play that way, and left without jumping. Months later they crashed a jumpship with all on board.

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:43:24pm

re: #150 Decatur Deb

Does grass mix with skiing?

It depends. It does for me. And I’ve smoked pot with people who’ve guided me into the backcountry.

I wouldn’t want to be high jumping out of an aircraft and pulling a chute, that sounds like it would get you high as a Georgia pine as it is.

I mean, so does skiing, but not always. You dig?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:44:19pm

re: #151 teleskiguy

It depends. It does for me. And I’ve smoked pot with people who’ve guided me into the backcountry.

I wouldn’t want to be high jumping out of an aircraft and pulling a chute, that sounds like it would get you high as a Georgia pine as it is.

I mean, so does skiing, but not always. You dig?

Yeah. Gravity is a harsh mistress.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:44:37pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:45:16pm

re: #139 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We got a stupidly huge LED bulb for the garage lamp. It’s like 4000 lumins. (Replaced a 63W CFL.)

Well, you’re safe from vampire car thieves.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:46:04pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:46:26pm

He’s sweating. I’m sure there will be more Twitter vomit to come tonight through tomorrow.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:46:48pm

re: #153 FormerDirtDart

Not really surprised.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:48:05pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:48:55pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:49:36pm
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fern01  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:49:37pm

re: #153 FormerDirtDart

This is the only way the GOP stays in power - this is why the turtle refused to allow President Obama to nominate a SC member. The result is a SCOTUS that is all in for the GOP

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:49:45pm

re: #151 teleskiguy

It depends. It does for me. And I’ve smoked pot with people who’ve guided me into the backcountry.

I wouldn’t want to be high jumping out of an aircraft and pulling a chute, that sounds like it would get you high as a Georgia pine as it is.

I mean, so does skiing, but not always. You dig?

Funny, your photos and vids of skiers on extreme slopes seem scarier—we had nothing to crash into except each other and the planet.

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Skip Intro  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:51:12pm

Just a couple of things that will fall through the cracks today.

1 White House walks back another Trump tweet to avoid forcing the GOP to pay for his travel

(That means we pay for it even though Trump said it was a political trip).

2 Mulvaney requests zero funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

(Because who needs the CFPB anyway? Not the owners of the GOP)

3 All in a morning’s tweets: Trump undermines House GOP leaders, his chief of staff and his press secretary

latimes.com

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:52:11pm

About bright LED’s
I just got a look at what might be a really smart home utility and defense tool. They call them “tactical”. Ugh I hate that word. What it means is small, sturdy, light, bright enough to throw hard light 400 yards and a strobe mode to temporarily blind a charging mammal, four legged or two. One led in this thing. Anyway buying one or two.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:52:58pm

re: #164 Unshaken Defiance

About bright LED’s
I just got a look at what might be a really smart home utility and defense tool. They call them “tactical”. Ugh I hate that word. What it means is small, sturdy, light, bright enough to throw hard light 400 yards and a strobe mode to temporarily blind a charging mammal, four legged or two. One led in this thing. Anyway buying one or two.

Link?

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retired cynic  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:53:43pm

re: #153 FormerDirtDart

WTF???

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:54:05pm

re: #157 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Not really surprised.

——-

The court issued a stay order in the case, which would have required the state to redraw its congressional district maps by the end of the month. The order to redraw the maps will be stayed only until a filing and disposition of an appeal before the Supreme Court.

Not over yet.

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petesh  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:55:19pm

re: #45 Kragar

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Trump negotiating with the Freedumb Caucus? Guaranteed shutdown!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:58:24pm

re: #120 Anymouse 🌹

The Power of Capitalism compels you:

Stormy Daniels Once Claimed She Spanked Donald Trump with Forbes Magazine (goes to Mother Jones)

I do not eagerly await the release of that sex tape at all.

Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster we’re living in a John Waters Movie!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:59:17pm

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns as public face of agency that runs AmeriCorps after KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments on the radio (CNN)

Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie resigned Thursday as chief of external affairs for the federal government’s volunteer service organization after a CNN KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments he made on the radio.
“Effective immediately, Carl Higbie has resigned as Chief of External Affairs at CNCS,” Samantha Jo Warfield, a spokesperson for CNCS, said in a statement.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Higbie’s resignation.

(more at CNN)

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Stanley Sea  Jan 18, 2018 • 3:59:52pm

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns as public face of agency that runs AmeriCorps after KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments on the radio (CNN)

(more at CNN)

The shit he said.

Good on KFile

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:02:15pm

re: #151 teleskiguy

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:04:07pm

For all of you anime fans, at 8pm your time, Cinemark will be showing Mary and the Witches Flower subtitled. At 7pm, they’re showing it dubbed. It’s made by the same person who directed When Marnie Was There.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:05:06pm

Best Gorka tweet of the day:

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:06:32pm

re: #40 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not going to insult my wife

A wise man never does.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:10:37pm

re: #171 Stanley Sea

The shit he said.

Good on KFile

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The overwhelming majority of that is stuff I’ve heard from conservatives all my life … KFile went in and collected it all from this guy all in one place.

Conservatives have endlessly banged on “welfare queens” (ni-CLANG), “ghettos” (ni-CLANG), Muslim=paedophile or terrorists (ignoring the overwhelming majority of both Catholic and Protestant paedophiles, abortion clinic bombers, &c).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:12:27pm

re: #175 Jebediah, RBG

A wise man never does.

“So honey, how’d you like the insecticide as a spice? I thought that would add a bit of pizzazz to dinner… .”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:13:38pm

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹

“So honey, how’d you like the insecticide as a spice? I thought that would add a bit of pizzazz to dinner… .”

“I don’t know, dear, I thought arsenic made a splendid creamer in your coffee.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:15:31pm

re: #178 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

“I don’t know, dear, I thought arsenic made a splendid creamer in your coffee.”

“You know I haven’t used the RO unit for cooking water in months. Glad to hear you think my cooking improved.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:16:44pm

re: #178 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

“I don’t know, dear, I thought arsenic made a splendid creamer in your coffee.”

A truly clever woman wouldn’t poison you. That’s too quick. She’d slowly torture you by making you think she had:

“How’s your coffee? Taste normal to you?”

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EPR-radar  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:17:42pm

re: #171 Stanley Sea

That’s pretty much standard operating procedure for right wing radio personalities. Their target audience of pig-people gets more depraved every year, and the con man knows what the marks want to hear.

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Jay C  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:18:38pm

re: #179 Anymouse 🌹

“You know I haven’t used the RO unit for cooking water in months. Glad to hear you think my cooking improved.”

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So they had to wait a whole year before dropping the inane charges against the Inaugural protesters? Isn’t this the sort of thing that gets routinely tossed by the courts anyway????

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:19:10pm

re: #180 Blind Frog Belly White

Come into the room with two identical glasses of wine, look down at them and hesitate a moment before decisively offering you one while holding tight to the other.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:22:19pm

I don’t recall “faith” being any part of my military or political affirmations, other than “faithfully support and defend the Constitution”

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:22:50pm

re: #171 Stanley Sea

The shit he said.

Good on KFile

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i give him a class-AA asshole rating

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:24:51pm

re: #180 Blind Frog Belly White

A truly clever woman wouldn’t poison you. That’s too quick. She’d slowly torture you by making you think she had:

“How’s your coffee? Taste normal to you?”

I was reading the history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration in the spaces between meetings and tasks today. One Arctic expedition started off with a bang when the crew poisoned the expedition leader with arsenic in his coffee just after returning from an attempt at the North Pole.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:25:11pm

re: #183 Blind Frog Belly White

Come into the room with two identical glasses of wine, look down at them and hesitate a moment before decisively offering you one while holding tight to the other.

She just said, “Really, I don’t want to poison you, Sweetie.”

Now all y’all have me wondering what’s up here. Can’t be the insurance money because I can’t get life insurance. Certainly not my wealth, because we don’t have that either… .

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:26:10pm

re: #173 Belafon

For all of you anime fans, at 8pm your time, Cinemark will be showing Mary and the Witches Flower subtitled. At 7pm, they’re showing it dubbed. It’s made by the same person who directed When Marnie Was There.

Have to see that one of these days. About to sit down and watch the new Godzilla on Netflix. Unfortunately part 2 doesn’t come out until May.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:27:07pm

re: #182 Jay C

So they had to wait a whole year before dropping the inane charges against the Inaugural protesters? Isn’t this the sort of thing that gets routinely tossed by the courts anyway????

The point was harassment of the protestors (and journalists arrested) with an eye to quell future protests.

Considering the charge brought (property damage, levelled against all of them though the DOJ could never identify which if any were actually involved in that), I can’t think of another reason why Sessions pushed this.

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:31:23pm

re: #143 teleskiguy

I wouldn’t even recognize Eagle now, would I?

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:34:24pm

Yikes! Talk about lax immigration screening. An actual honest-to-Cthulhu cannibal managed to get into the country. He has the right skin tone though and Canterbury is not a shithole in any case (though it does harbor some weirdos).

Nurse convicted of plotting to eat 14-year-old girl detained in Nebraska

A would-be cannibal convicted of trying to eat a teenage girl in England is in custody in the United States after he moved to Nebraska earlier this month.

Dale Bolinger, 62, was convicted in 2014 in Canterbury, England of plotting to rape, behead and eat a 14-year-old girl.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison but was released early, and on Jan. 4 registered as a sex offender in Blair, Neb., the Omaha World-Herald reported.

The move sent his neighbors, who claim the area is filled with children, into a panic.

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The Major  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:35:57pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:36:20pm

On the looming funding crisis, there is a Trump tweet for everything:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:37:11pm

re: #192 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Yikes! Talk about lax immigration screening. An actual honest-to-Cthulhu cannibal managed to get into the country. He has the right skin tone though and Canterbury is not a shithole in any case (though it does harbor some weirdos).

Nurse convicted of plotting to eat 14-year-old girl detained in Nebraska

That was put up yesterday here. He is not an immigrant, he is a US citizen. He was deported from the United Kingdom after serving his sentence there.

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The Major  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:38:10pm

re: #175 Jebediah, RBG

re: #40 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not going to insult my wife

A wise man never does.

Murder my husband, yes, Divorce-NEVER!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:38:26pm

i have a notion there will be something passed to keep the government from shutting down

this is a game of chicken being played by a bunch of chickens

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:48:31pm

re: #197 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

And Trump will think it’s the most awesomest thing ever!!

*spit*

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:49:53pm

Pretty pleased with llamathrust tho.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:50:43pm

re: #193 The Major

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:51:53pm

Programming note to Mr. Johnson about weird behaviour on an image upload.

I’m using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge at the moment, and on the image upload attempt I got this (replacing the LGF page):

{“success”:true,”tweetFlag”:false,”imageUrl”:”http:\/\/littlegreenfootballs.com\/weblog\/img\/anymouse\/2018\/01\/18\/confederate_snowflake.jpg”,”imageName”:”confederate_snowflake.jpg”,”originalImageWidth”:532,”originalImageHeight”:399,”scaledImageWidth”:532,”scaledImageHeight”:399,”fileSize”:35171,”fileTime”:1516322917,”fileDate”:”Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm PST”,”thumbWidth”:200,”thumbHeight”:150}

The image did upload correctly according to the library, but I was bounced out of the article. The image in question is in my next post.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:53:12pm

Dear Senator Tehran Tom, sincerely, a pale blue dot in a very red state.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:54:06pm

THREAD

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:56:24pm

re: #199 plansbandc

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:56:27pm

re: #191 plansbandc

I wouldn’t even recognize Eagle now, would I?

Eby Creek Road is all roundabouts now.

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2018 • 4:58:08pm

re: #204 goddamnedfrank

Llamathrust is mine. I think we need a battle of the bands.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:00:24pm

re: #206 plansbandc

Llamathrust is mine. I think we need a battle of the bands.

Donkeystrength sounds like an energy drink that’s only legal in Yemen and Alabama.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:00:26pm

re: #206 plansbandc

Donkeystrength is mine if not taken already.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:02:36pm

re: #203 The Vicious Babushka

“Republican Trey Gowdy opened with this… umm… probing question.

“What do you mean by facts?”

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:02:43pm

re: #207 goddamnedfrank

Donkeystrength sounds like an energy drink that’s only legal in Yemen and Alabama.

An oldie but goodie…

Vytautas Mineral Water! It’s Earth’s Juice!

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:02:43pm

Llamathrust sounds like a trippy Cali alternative band.

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The Major  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:07:08pm

re: #200 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:09:15pm

re: #209 Ace Rothstein

“Republican Trey Gowdy opened with this… umm… probing question.

“What do you mean by facts?”

I wouldn’t be too hard on Gowdy. He’s always had problems with understanding facts.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:09:42pm

re: #212 The Major

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The Major  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:15:54pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:19:09pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:19:14pm

re: #202 Anymouse 🌹

That flag is great.

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The Major  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:21:06pm

re: #204 goddamnedfrank

Turtlethrust ?

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TedStriker  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:21:31pm

re: #207 goddamnedfrank

Donkeystrength sounds like an energy drink that’s only legal in Yemen and Alabama.

And in the mountains of Appalachian KY and TN…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:33:44pm

re: #219 TedStriker

And in the mountains of Appalachian KY and TN…

Nope, not legal. All of that is run up from Huntsville in tankers disguised as honeywagons.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:34:34pm

re: #217 stpaulbear

That flag is great.

The ultimate participation trophy.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:35:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:36:47pm

re: #204 goddamnedfrank

“Do You Want to Be a Millionaire” put an advert in Mensa Bulletin a couple years ago asking for Mensa members to apply for the show.

I’m guessing they used that list to exclude Mensans.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:38:04pm

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

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The way I put it is, “America voted to elect Donald Trump. Americans voted to elect Hillary Clinton”

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Stanley Sea  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:38:19pm

re: #220 Decatur Deb

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plansbandc  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:39:43pm

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹

Absolutely. They don’t let smart people on there very often.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:43:33pm

re: #226 plansbandc

Absolutely. They don’t let smart people on there very often.

I responded to their advert (a special Website they set up as an application). I got an automated response saying they would weigh applicants and get back for a 2017 series of shows. They never got back with me or any other person here I know (several of us applied, none were responded to).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:52:22pm

I spoke to the household Chancellor of the Exchequer (my wife) about how we are financially situated if the Nihilist Caucus of the GOP manages to scuttle the financing bill … she says we have sufficient funding (and our bills are paid far enough ahead) we could last a year or more (if we’re frugal).

So I guess we’ll be okay, but that isn’t the situation for most people who draw government pay or benefits.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:55:38pm

Barnes and Noble called me this evening — and I now have in hand my own copy of Fire and Fury. The clerk told me that all their copies from this printing have been sold — but that assumes that all those with orders will actually come in and make the purchase. Looking forward to light reading!

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stpaulbear  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:58:37pm

re: #229 Hecuba’s daughter

Barnes and Noble called me this evening — and I now have in hand my own copy of Fire and Fury. The clerk told me that all their copies from this printing have been sold — but that assumes that all those with orders will actually come in and make the purchase. Looking forward to light reading!

I got mine in the mail from B&N yesterday. I’m 3/4 of the way through another book that I want to finish so I’ll get to F&F next week.

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petesh  Jan 18, 2018 • 5:59:28pm

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹

“Do You Want to Be a Millionaire” put an advert in Mensa Bulletin a couple years ago asking for Mensa members to apply for the show.

I’m guessing they used that list to exclude Mensans.

Lovely! With a mind like yours, surely you can score a highly-paid gig as a political consultant.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 18, 2018 • 6:10:12pm

Night Lizards. Nothing more

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 18, 2018 • 6:12:56pm

If this hasn’t been posted yet, it should have been:
Prosperity Gospel pimp Kenneth Copeland celebrates the delivery of his new Gulfstream V last week.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries Takes Possession of Gulfstream V

(Facing camera) “Are you seeing this? ARE YOU SEEING THIS? I hope so, because you paid for it!”

Copeland, 81, is an avid pilot and owns (excuse me, his MINISTRY owns) a number of other aircraft including a WACO sport biplane. These are based at the Kenneth Copeland airport, which is attached to his tax-free 6.3 million dollar “parsonage” outside Fort Worth.

In the meantime, desperate seniors all over the country are literally sending this bastard their grocery and prescription money, not to mention their children’s inheritance, in the hope that GAWD will reward them ten fold for the sacrifice.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2018 • 6:13:29pm

re: #225 Stanley Sea

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 18, 2018 • 6:14:23pm

re: #233 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

If this hasn’t been posted yet, it should have been:
Prosperity Gospel pimp Kenneth Copeland celebrates the delivery of his new Gulfstream V last week.

[Embedded content]

(Facing camera) “Are you seeing this? ARE YOU SEEING THIS? I hope so, because you payed for it!”

Copeland, 81, is an avid pilot and owns (excuse me, his MINISTRY owns) a number of other aircraft including a WACO sport biplane. These are based at the Kenneth Copeland airport, which is attached to his tax-free 6.3 million dollar “parsonage” outside Fort Worth.

In the meantime, desperate seniors all over the country are literally sending this bastard their grocery and prescription money, not to mention their children’s inheritance, in the hope that GAWD will reward them ten fold for the sacrifice.

Which makes their voting for another con man thoroughly unsurprising.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 18, 2018 • 6:16:50pm

re: #233 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Why does God need a Starship?


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