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Ace-o-aces  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:19:03pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:19:49pm

So what’s this bullshit memo the RWNJs are on about?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:22:40pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

So what’s this bullshit memo the RWNJs are on about?

It’s just more made up shit about Obama.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:22:54pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

So what’s this bullshit memo the RWNJs are on about?

I seem to remember this is a meme from earlier in the Trump administration, but I’m struggling to remember what it was. Something to do with a memo ordering the Deep State or something.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:23:18pm

re: #1 Ace-o-aces

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That dude is creepy looking as fuck.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:23:50pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

So what’s this bullshit memo the RWNJs are on about?

It’s complete crap, of course.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:24:17pm

Repost but Let it be remembered that MLK was an ordained minister. There’s a lot of legit gripes with religion to be had but religion like ideology is ruined not by Gods or non Gods but men and women. I choose not to believe but if religion guides people like William and other believing Lizards to do good, I can’t get in their way. I just wish and I know they do respect my agnosticism not as an attack on their faith but another perspective in understanding this world of ours.

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danarchy  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:24:51pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

So what’s this bullshit memo the RWNJs are on about?

think it has to do with this.

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Kragar  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:24:52pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:25:07pm

Left over as I leave for the night, from the last thread.

re: #125 William Lewis

Hitchens was too busy hating to notice he was as good a poisoner as any religious person. But considering it’s fundamentalism far more than religion per se that is doing the poisoning, perhaps that’s not especially surprising?

Methodists aren’t fundamentalists.

It would be fascinating to hear how Hitches was “poisoning” anything by attacking unfounded assertions of tens of thousands of gods, all without evidence, but I really do need to get to bed.

re: #124 whitebeach

I don’t know, I was raised Episcopalian, and we didn’t get that memo either. I have to say that, even though I left it long ago, the Episcopal church is about as close to a YMMV faith as I know of. No Catholic guilt, no Baptist hellfire, no evangelical end times. Also no bullshit about how the “wine” in the Bible was really grape juice. OTOH, listening to an Episcopal congregation try to sing hymns is like listening to a hundred gerbils rustling sawdust.

The issue is not whether the church holds an official position. It’s whether you’re part of the “in group” or “out group.”

Non-believers stand in direct opposition (by existing) that you need faith without evidence. As such, we must be painted as having (some) god in us to impute morality or love in us.

It is a conflation by the believer in what they believe with who they are. An attack on the position is incorrectly perceived as an attack on the person, even if there is no attack at all other than existing.

There are plenty of people here who didn’t vote for me because I am an atheist and no other reason. While I am not due any votes at all, my lack of belief without evidence was sufficient regardless of any other thing I stood for.

That was from people who know I am not a criminal or whatnot and mow my lawn and pay my taxes and bills on time.

You can see endless videos on YouTube, listen to endless pastors of all faiths attacking us as immoral (or in the case of President GHW Bush wondering why we should be allowed to be citizens).

The average believer who will simply accept an atheist in his or her midst without trying to convert is very small in my experience.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:26:29pm

re: #8 danarchy

think it has to do with this.

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Written by Nunes, I bet.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:26:39pm

re: #1 Ace-o-aces

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The boy looks like he’s gone full Fearless Fosdick after OD’ing on Wildroot Cream Oil!

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:26:54pm
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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:27:33pm

re: #13 jaunte

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I was just guessing, btw.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:30:28pm

re: #8 danarchy

think it has to do with this.

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Meadows? Yeah I trust that guy like I trust a snake.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:30:58pm

re: #7 HappyWarrior

Repost but Let it be remembered that MLK was an ordained minister. There’s a lot of legit gripes with religion to be had but religion like ideology is ruined not by Gods or non Gods but men and women. I choose not to believe but if religion guides people like William and other believing Lizards to do good, I can’t get in their way. I just wish and I know they do respect my agnosticism not as an attack on their faith but another perspective in understanding this world of ours.

Yes and the American Right vowed that there would never be another MLK coming out of a church. Which is why in the infamous Powell memorandum they outlined what would eventually become the Christian Coalition and Moral Majority which was initially funded by the Right Wing Hunt family in Texas, The Coors in Colorado and Richard Mellon Scaife in Pennsylvania.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:34:28pm

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes and the American Right vowed that there would never be another MLK coming out of a church. Which is why in the infamous Powell memorandum they outlined what would eventually become the Christian Coalition and Moral Majority which was initially funded by the Right Wing Hunt family in Texas, The Coors in Colorado and Richard Mellon Scaife in Pennsylvania.

I agree but I don’t think the religious right should influence or force our positions on faith just as militant atheist regimes should not be allowed to slander all non believers as being akin to Mao, Stalin, or Pol Pot.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:34:34pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:34:36pm

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Charles Johnson  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:34:38pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:35:51pm

And the plot thickens even more now…

Two foreign allies of President Donald Trump — the face of Brexit and founder of WikiLeaks — may have had multiple, previously undisclosed meetings during the 2016 presidential campaign. In November testimony to the House Intelligence Committee that was made public Thursday, Glenn Simpson, founder of private intelligence firm Fusion GPS, said he’d heard reports that Brexit leader Nigel Farage provided data to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.

“I’ve been told and have not confirmed that Nigel Farage had additional trips to the Ecuadoran Embassy than the one that’s been in the papers and that he provided data to Julian Assange,” Simpson testified.

Simpson, whose firm assembled the so-called Trump-Russia dossier, added that the data came in the form of a thumb drive.

Farage is known to have made a trip to the embassy in March 2017 to meet with Assange, who has been accused of working with Russian hackers to release stolen emails and other material intended to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The former UKIP party leader, who campaigned on Trump’s behalf, was identified as a “person of interest” in the federal investigation into Russia’s election interference in a Guardian report published last summer.

More at:

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:40:33pm

re: #13 jaunte

After reading through the replies in the first tweet, I’m imagining this in the future:

Mueller: The President laundered Russian money which was then passed onto GOP leaders for use in the election. In addition, the NRA also took Russian money, giving it to Republicans. For these efforts, Trump has weakened NATO, our relationship with Pacific countries, and has put our military in a position of not being able to respond to Russian threats in Europe at the request of Vladimir Putin.

27%ers: But there’s no collusion right? Thus, you can’t impeach him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:42:37pm

“Your Honor, I protest this on the grounds that my client is too fucking stupid to collude with anyone.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:43:35pm

re: #22 Belafon

After reading through the replies in the first tweet, I’m imagining this in the future:

Mueller: The President laundered Russian money which was then passed onto GOP leaders for use in the election. In addition, the NRA also took Russian money, giving it to Republicans. For these efforts, Trump has weakened NATO, our relationship with Pacific countries, and has put our military in a position of not being able to respond to Russian threats in Europe at the request of Vladimir Putin.

27%ers: But there’s no collusion right? Thus, you can’t impeach him.

Or Obama was a Muslim!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:45:41pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

I agree but I don’t think the religious right should influence or force our positions on faith just as militant atheist regimes should not be allowed to slander all non believers as being akin to Mao, Stalin, or Pol Pot.

Ideas have absolutely no stability. None. Big Ideas are even more volatile, because you can add to, subtract from, and redefine the subsidiary concepts.

A…is not necessarily A.

The chaining of emotion to ideas—and especially Big Ideas—makes the situation even worse. At every moment, there’s the chance that someone will choose {A is what I feel right now} not {A is A}. Cynics will do this intentionally; leaders will do this as a rhetorical tactic; true believers will do it unconsciously because they’ve merged their ego with the ideals.

Every big concept can, has, and will be routed towards heads on pikes because people don’t change.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:49:00pm

re: #22 Belafon

After reading through the replies in the first tweet, I’m imagining this in the future:

Mueller: The President laundered Russian money which was then passed onto GOP leaders for use in the election. In addition, the NRA also took Russian money, giving it to Republicans. For these efforts, Trump has weakened NATO, our relationship with Pacific countries, and has put our military in a position of not being able to respond to Russian threats in Europe at the request of Vladimir Putin.

27%ers: But there’s no collusion right? Thus, you can’t impeach him.

My brother’s reaction is even worse —- basically who cares whether there’s an association between Trump and Putin. The Trumpsters have become traitors to this country because their loyalty to Trump supersedes all other commitments.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:49:22pm
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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:50:20pm

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

My brother’s reaction is even worse —- basically who cares whether there’s an association between Trump and Putin. The Trumpsters have become traitors to this country because their loyalty to Trump supersedes all other commitments.

If Republicans can’t be in power, no one can.

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austin_blue  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:52:42pm

re: #28 Belafon

If Republicans can’t be in power, no one can.

Odd, that. They are in power, and simply can’t govern. Two arms, two legs, but no head.

Pitiful.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:54:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:55:45pm

re: #30 jaunte

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Yeah because you’re credible, Mr. Nuremberg Citizenship Laws.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 18, 2018 • 8:58:42pm

Nunes needs to go down for obstruction of justice.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:00:09pm

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

My brother’s reaction is even worse —- basically who cares whether there’s an association between Trump and Putin. The Trumpsters have become traitors to this country because their loyalty to Trump supersedes all other commitments.

Cult, because he was everything they wailed about before.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:01:43pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

Cult, because he was everything they wailed about before.

Yep. Right down to the foreign allegiances.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:03:02pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:05:10pm

Unrelated to any politics news, I am running Bay to Breakers this year and I am very excited about this.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:06:48pm

re: #36 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Unrelated to any politics news, I am running Bay to Breakers this year and I am very excited about this.

Congrats. Sounds fun.

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austin_blue  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:07:10pm

re: #34 HappyWarrior

Yep. Right down to the foreign allegiances.

He has allegiance to no one. He looks for any advantage he can get to keep his over-leveraged (I’m the King of Debt!) real estate holdings alive. If he had to launder money for various crooks to make the scratch, he would gladly do it. And did it.

This is why he didn’t want to really win. Now he’s under the Mueller’s microscope and the walls are closing in on him. He’s a Felon Walking, as are his kith and kin.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:08:41pm

The motivational tweet:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:08:44pm
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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:08:56pm

The cute tweet:

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:09:10pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Congrats. Sounds fun.

So long as running 12k (although this year you can pay extra and make it 15k! …which I might have done) in a giant party sounds like your idea of fun. :)

Which at this point I am demented enough that the answer is yes.

I would have run it this past year except a friend got married that weekend and I had to be on the east coast. So rude. ;)

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:11:03pm

I can’t tell the difference between Fox News and VDARE anymore.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:11:11pm

And the promotional tweet:

And good night.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:12:02pm

Is there a bullshit right-wing meme circulating on Twitter? Must be morning in St. Petersberg!

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:13:05pm

Ok, one more:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:14:00pm

re: #43 DodgerFan1988

I can’t tell the difference between Fox News and VDARE anymore.

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It’s a stupid argument on so many levels. Fuck Steyn.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:15:29pm

re: #47 HappyWarrior

It’s a stupid argument on so many levels. Fuck Steyn.

“It’s irrelevant. The white supremacists are American citizens”

So are “Anchor Babies.”

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:18:04pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:18:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:19:19pm

re: #48 DodgerFan1988

“It’s irrelevant. The white supremacists are American citizens”

So are “Anchor Babies.”

All “anchor babies” are American citizens but Steyn isn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:20:19pm

re: #50 DodgerFan1988

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Maybe if Tucker got out of the FNC bubble that him and the FNC elitist hypocrites live in, he’d realize that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:20:42pm

re: #49 jaunte

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And the WH doesn’t care.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:22:13pm

“Release the memo” is one more in an endless series of pretenses that Republicans don’t control all three branches of government. Because they don’t know how to govern, only how to be in opposition.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:23:22pm

TBH most immigrants I know are harder working than most natives I know. Tucker just hears an accent and assumes uneducated. He’s a bigot as is that entire network.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:24:07pm

re: #54 jaunte

“Release the memo” is one more in an endless series of pretenses that Republicans don’t control all three branches of government. Because they don’t know how to govern, only how to be in opposition.

Correct. Same thing with their pundits which is why FNC always goes back to HRC and Obama.

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scottslemmons  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:24:22pm

re: #55 HappyWarrior

TBH most immigrants I know are harder working than most natives I know. Tucker just hears an accent and assumes uneducated. He’s a bigot as is that entire network.

When Fox News grows up, it wants to be Radio Rwanda.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:24:43pm

re: #54 jaunte

“Release the memo” is one more in an endless series of pretenses that Republicans don’t control all three branches of government. Because they don’t know how to govern, only how to be in opposition.

I am expecting it to be yet another nothing-burger to distract their base from the Mueller investigation and the latest Trump scandal in the tabloids. It’s their fall-back defense: go after Obama, who is not in office now, and Hillary Clinton, who could not take office.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:30:03pm

re: #57 scottslemmons

When Fox News grows up, it wants to be Radio Rwanda.

It’s really getting worse. They were always awful imo but they’ve really tuned up the hate lately.

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meteor  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:30:26pm
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whitebeach  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:32:39pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹

The average believer who will simply accept an atheist in his or her midst without trying to convert is very small in my experience.

Since I’ve already pointed out twice today that I’m not religious, I don’t know why you’re addressing this to me. But since you are, I’ll have to say that in my experience, atheists seem to be at least as ardent to “convert” believers as vice versa.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:33:25pm

It was actually a really cool scene seeing my two coworkers, both law students who are immigrants giving each other advice on the bar. Here are two people from two totally different places working together on a common goal. That really is part of why I love this country. In a lot of our country, old feuds don’t matter. I despise Trump because he’s ruining a lot of what makes this country truly great.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:35:42pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:36:49pm

I support this 100%. By all means, they should fast not just one day, but every day, all day, so long as even one person harbors even the slightest inclination to support the impeachment of Trump.

Facebook Post

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:37:03pm

re: #57 scottslemmons

When Fox News grows up, it wants to be Radio Rwanda.

There’s already been murders of Latino Americans by Right Wing hate groups. It could explode into a full scale genocide if Conservative Media ever give the order to their armed cult followers.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:37:21pm

FNC’s owners and taking heads know what modern America is and they live in it but they try to scare their viewers who are scared of the changes by doing shit like that. Trump can’t talk about El Salvadorans without MS-13. Far be for me to praise George W Bush but he acknowledged to his credit that most immigrants were trying to live the American Dream.

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retired cynic  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:37:58pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I support this 100%. By all means, they should fast not just one day, but every day, all day, so long as even one person harbors even the slightest inclination to support the impeachment of Trump.

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Works for me!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:39:11pm

re: #65 DodgerFan1988

There’s already been murders of Latino Americans by Right Wing hate groups. It could explode into a full scale genocide if Conservative Media ever give the order to their armed cult followers.

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That was such a horrible case. I see that little girl now, I see my niece. Older than my niece was but that same innocence. I’m glad she has my brother and sil to teach her compassion to those different than her.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:42:31pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:43:37pm

re: #69 FormerDirtDart

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Guy in the upper left corner is me after hearing Trump speak. A “The hell you say” look.

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austin_blue  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:54:20pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I support this 100%. By all means, they should fast not just one day, but every day, all day, so long as even one person harbors even the slightest inclination to support the impeachment of Trump.

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Shiplord! Missed you the last few days. Worried, glad you’re back. Iced in in Weatherford?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:57:52pm

re: #35 Ace-o-aces

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2018 • 9:58:31pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:02:37pm

re: #54 jaunte

“Release the memo” is one more in an endless series of pretenses that Republicans don’t control all three branches of government. Because they don’t know how to govern, only how to be in opposition.

Precisely. All during Obama’s Tenure, the RepubliKKKlans were the Party of No.

You cannot govern when you vote NO on everything.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:05:21pm

re: #73 jaunte

Michael Cohen: That money was for spanking fees, err, speaking fees

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:05:45pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I support this 100%. By all means, they should fast not just one day, but every day, all day, so long as even one person harbors even the slightest inclination to support the impeachment of Trump.

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So has Mr. “Dare to Discipline” chimed in on his disciple family in Riverside County that chained up their 13 kids?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:06:48pm

I just cannot stand it when my brother repeats all this propaganda about the Deep State and how Hillary is the one in bed with the Russians. Every one of these Trumpsters receives daily talking points to mask the real crimes of this administration. It is really terrifying to think that most of the GOP seems under the control of Putin and his pals.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:08:55pm

I’m just waiting for Saturday Night Live—Alec Baldwin getting whacked with a Forbes magazine by Stormy…

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:15:09pm

re: #71 austin_blue

Shiplord! Missed you the last few days. Worried, glad you’re back. Iced in in Weatherford?

Nah, though I was in Lubbock for a few days. As usual, absence doth not make the heart grow fonder.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:16:30pm

email the tail of the log file if the program doesn’t exit with zero

i’m ready to be a unix weenie circa 1975!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:17:59pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:18:01pm

re: #77 Hecuba’s daughter

I just cannot stand it when my brother repeats all this propaganda about the Deep State and how Hillary is the one in bed with the Russians. Every one of these Trumpsters receives daily talking points to mask the real crimes of this administration. It is really terrifying to think that most of the GOP seems under the control of Putin and his pals.

i often wonder just exactly how many millions of americans are eagerly consuming this bullshit every day

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austin_blue  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:18:55pm

re: #77 Hecuba’s daughter

I just cannot stand it when my brother repeats all this propaganda about the Deep State and how Hillary is the one in bed with the Russians. Every one of these Trumpsters receives daily talking points to mask the real crimes of this administration. It is really terrifying to think that most of the GOP seems under the control of Putin and his pals.

They are just in chaos right now, trying to figure out which way to spin the increasingly politically murderous information being dribbled out by actual sources with actual information on this man’s activities. All of the spinning right now has nothing to do with Putin, and everything to do with ancillary bullshit that the Drumpf campaign did to desperately try to plug ugly holes in their Candidate’s fuck-ups.

Meanwhile, Mueller is smiling and pulling strings.

It’s a beautiful thing, actually. The WH is trying to put out brush fires while the Federal Fire Department is conducting the real arson investigation.

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:20:36pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Good to see you again.

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Lurking here don’t hurt. I’m consciously trying to be more positive around these parts. Don’t know how well I’m doing, but hey, it’s fucking fucked out there, so HEY!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:22:07pm

re: #84 teleskiguy

Good to see you again.

Lurking here don’t hurt. I’m consciously trying to be more positive around these parts. Don’t know how well I’m doing, but hey, it’s fucking fucked out there, so HEY!

As someone who has to retreat sometimes because I’m fighting to maintain hope for my own sanity, I do appreciate your effort. Thank you.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:22:52pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Nah, though I was in Lubbock for a few days. As usual, absence doth not make the heart grow fonder.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:25:29pm
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austin_blue  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:27:23pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Nah, though I was in Lubbock for a few days. As usual, absence doth not make the heart grow fonder.

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As always, I will be on Team Shiplord. I think I speak for all of us when I say we hope for you to be happy, healthy, and at peace. Go find your grace and embrace it. Whatever we can do, just ask, even if it is well wishes and a virtual hug. You always have that.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:29:53pm

I used to think Republicans only had a checkers level understanding of policy and governing when it took a 3d chess level of understanding to enact any policy to positively affect the country. Now I realize these halfwits don’t even understand that every round of tic-tac-toe is a cat’s game.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:31:04pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

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retired cynic  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:31:36pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

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Kragar  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:35:58pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:36:13pm

re: #85 klys (maker of Silmarils)

As someone who has to retreat sometimes because I’m fighting to maintain hope for my own sanity, I do appreciate your effort. Thank you.

If there was anyone around here who noticed, I’m glad it was you. Cheers!

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majii  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:37:42pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:39:09pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Nah, though I was in Lubbock for a few days. As usual, absence doth not make the heart grow fonder.

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Peace be with you friend!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:45:39pm

re: #93 teleskiguy

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austin_blue  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:49:48pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Nah, though I was in Lubbock for a few days. As usual, absence doth not make the heart grow fonder.

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I will also suggest that your recent cardiac event had to to put you in front of the big I Really Am Going To Die! mirror, which is no fun to look at for the first time. I’ll be 62 in a couple of weeks and we all don’t want to look at that mirror until we are forced to. I haven’t had to, yet, but I know it’s out there.

Get out of Texas. Too much baggage for you here. South Carolina is, in many places, a Shithole Country, but there are some lovely oases from the crazies. Charleston, Columbia, Hilton Head, Clemson, even little known backwaters like Union have small thriving Liberal communities. Do some research, choose wisely.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:53:58pm

re: #89 Single-handed sailor

I used to think Republicans only had a checkers level understanding of policy and governing when it took a 3d chess level of understanding to enact any policy to positively affect the country. Now I realize these halfwits don’t even understand that every round of tic-tac-toe is a cat’s game.

Maybe they need to try this game…

Milton Bradley Mystery Date 1960’s TV Commercial

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sagehen  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:56:06pm

re: #36 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Unrelated to any politics news, I am running Bay to Breakers this year and I am very excited about this.

Will you be wearing a silly costume?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:57:49pm

re: #99 sagehen

Will you be wearing a silly costume?

It is definitely a possibility. I have time to come up with something!

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sagehen  Jan 18, 2018 • 10:59:17pm

re: #48 DodgerFan1988

“It’s irrelevant. The white supremacists are American citizens”

So are “Anchor Babies.”

So are Puerto Ricans.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 11:10:10pm

This whole thing reminds me of the scene in the Manchurian Candidate where Senator Iselin keeps bluffing that he has names of government subversives in his briefcase.

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 11:12:05pm

Whaaa??? OMG! That was sudden.

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2018 • 11:17:15pm
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austin_blue  Jan 18, 2018 • 11:25:28pm

Night all, sweet scaly dreams.

Tomorrow is Late Afternoon Shit Storm. Can’t wait!

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 18, 2018 • 11:25:58pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 18, 2018 • 11:27:29pm

Whoa, Windows 10 has a night mode that turns your screen monkey-shit brown.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 18, 2018 • 11:38:56pm

re: #107 Single-handed sailor

Whoa, Windows 10 has a night mode that turns your screen monkey-shit brown.

Night mode is all the rage now, after so-called experts claimed that the bright light of computer and phone displays fools our biological clocks into thinking it’s still daytime. So, the idea is night modes are dimmer (and/or skewed toward the red) to help us fall asleep at the right time.

My phone for example will adjust the color temp down according to the user’s preferences.

Personally, I run YouTube in night mode all the time, because I think it looks better.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 18, 2018 • 11:40:29pm

re: #108 wheat-dogg

Night mode is all the rage now, after so-called experts claimed that the bright light of computer and phone displays fools our biological clocks into thinking it’s still daytime. So, the idea is night modes are dimmer (and/or skewed toward the red) to help us fall asleep at the right time.

My phone for example will adjust the color temp down according to the user’s preferences.

Personally, I run YouTube in night mode all the time, because I think it looks better.

yeah, my eyephone has that too, but this is an ugly brown.

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Kragar  Jan 19, 2018 • 12:40:10am
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Kragar  Jan 19, 2018 • 1:40:03am
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 19, 2018 • 2:20:43am

I still want a Bentley Continental GT….

…some day when I’m rich…

…zzzz

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 19, 2018 • 2:34:21am

… and I’m not gonna get rich if these fucking retards in the GOP can’t take their heads out of their asses and figure out how to govern. Write a fucking budget, assholes, and pass it. You found enough votes to cut taxes to corporations and rich bitches, you can find enough votes to fund government.

*this is why I keep my comments to peanut gallery shit. You americans are interfering in my life. Get it tofuckingether, assholes.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 19, 2018 • 2:43:38am

Look Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 19, 2018 • 3:04:21am
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 19, 2018 • 3:31:53am

re: #117 goddamnedfrank

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I’ve got several friends making good money on the fluctuations in crypto-currency. Myself, I’m more invested in everyday stocks like Canadian cannabis companies, but if Charles Schwab gets into crypto-currency, I’ll probably throw a few bucks that way…

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jeffreyw  Jan 19, 2018 • 4:13:42am

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Good morning!

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wheat-dogg  Jan 19, 2018 • 4:18:37am

Seems the tax bill was not great news for everyone in business.

Tax overhaul leads AmEx to first loss in 26 years, buyback suspension

AmEx’s shares dropped 2.5 percent to $97.20 in trading after the bell on Thursday.

The company took a $2.6 billion charge to cover a new one-time repatriation tax on undistributed income of certain non-U.S. units and to adjust the value of its deferred tax assets and liabilities.

The charge lowered AmEx’s capital ratios and to rebuild that, the company said it would suspend share buybacks for the first half of 2018, but continue paying dividends, though only at current levels.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 19, 2018 • 4:24:48am

It’s awake and in a bad mood again.

Note he says “illegal immigration” — not very subtle dog whistle, and naturally a total lie.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 4:25:55am

Oh Snap! Sang this off key on the way into work this morning.

Biz Markie - Just A Friend (Official Video)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 4:40:59am

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes and the American Right vowed that there would never be another MLK coming out of a church. Which is why in the infamous Powell memorandum they outlined what would eventually become the Christian Coalition and Moral Majority which was initially funded by the Right Wing Hunt family in Texas, The Coors in Colorado and Richard Mellon Scaife in Pennsylvania.

Combine that with the way that Reagan tossed them aside as soon as Nancy’s White House astrologer told her the time was right. The Christian Coalition decided it would start insinuating its people into every level of government, society, the military and public administration, and they have certainly made their presence clearly felt.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:01:03am

Chinese youth are infatuated with cat sniffing.

Zhou Shuaibo loves sniffing his orange tabby cat and spends hours playing with it every day.

Burying his face in the fluffy body of his cat and inhaling deeply while stroking its tummy, Zhou is one of China’s many “cat sniffers,” a term coined for those who obsessively smell and cuddle their cats, often multiple times a day, Xinhua reported.

“As a veteran cat sniffer, if I don’t get my fix I feel absolutely terrible. I have a serious cat addiction,” says another cat-lover on Zhihu, China’s version of Quora.

Is that what the kids are calling it now?

Then there is cat huffing:

What’s cat-huffing? In the simplest terms, it’s burying one’s face into a cat’s body (usually the neck or abdominal region) and repeatedly inhaling deeply until the cat loses patience. An addict will allow her face to rest in the cat belly for hours, if allowed. You see, we cat-huffers just can’t get enough of the sweet-smelling feline nirvana.

catster.com

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:04:01am

re: #121 wheat-dogg

It’s awake and in a bad mood again.

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Note he says “illegal immigration” — not very subtle dog whistle, and naturally a total lie.

As is usual when any political event looks it it may not go *his* way.
At least he’s not blathering about how the Democrats “want to destroy the military”. Or is that just on the waiting-list for his next bowel movement tweet??

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:06:00am

re: #121 wheat-dogg

It’s awake and in a bad mood again.

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Note he says “illegal immigration” — not very subtle dog whistle, and naturally a total lie.

Total lie. But as is my insomniac wont, I flipped on the TV at 2am and caught some Fox woman screaming “I’m sorry for them [Dreamers, I presume], but the system was broken and the system is still broken….” Then I sought comfort in an infomercial. That’s the line: sucks to be you. Bottom line is “illegal” and that is a minority view held be his beloved base.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:06:41am

I have an observation on the Perris couple who tortured their children. Don’t click if you don’t want to get sick to you stomach.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:08:36am

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

My brother’s reaction is even worse —- basically who cares whether there’s an association between Trump and Putin. The Trumpsters have become traitors to this country because their loyalty to Trump supersedes all other commitments.

also because they admire Putin: he rides bareback and hunts bears with his bare hands while imprisoning gays and liquidating pesky fake news reporters

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:11:07am

re: #43 DodgerFan1988

Tucker guest Mark Steyn: “For the purposes of argument” let’s say white supremacists are dangerous. “It’s irrelevant. The white supremacists are American citizens”

It goes beyond that; Nazis and white supremacists are being mainstreamed and portrayed as everyday people-next-door who simply occupy a spot on the political spectrum, when in fact their views are anathema to everything America stands for.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:12:37am

re: #66 HappyWarrior

FNC’s owners and taking heads know what modern America is and they live in it but they try to scare their viewers who are scared of the changes by doing shit like that. Trump can’t talk about El Salvadorans without MS-13. Far be for me to praise George W Bush but he acknowledged to his credit that most immigrants were trying to live the American Dream.

GW Bush’s immigration policies were among the few things about his presidency that I could support. But even his own party could not get behind him on that issue.

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:25:18am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

GW Bush’s immigration policies were among the few things about his presidency that I could support. But even his own party could not get behind him on that issue.

Dunno: I never though Bush’s immigration-reform plans were a serious thing, Oh he may have been sincere about them, but not serious: he probably knew the GOP wasn’t going to back much in the way of any substantive reform, so felt free to propose stuff, secure that it wouldn’t cause problems for his Party by actually passing.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:26:10am

Morning!

I feel like my brain is getting shut down.

I blame media. Especially TV news. It feels like they are drilling a hole in my head and not only releasing what I already know, they are trying to stuff crap in that I know not to be right.

I have a feeling today is going to be one of those days. It’s all Hillary’s fault. She should have been a better candidate. Trump still has his voters backing him…if only he stopped tweeting it would all be better.

So, I have been told.

Arrrrgh.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:30:44am

re: #131 Jay C

Dunno: I never though Bush’s immigration-reform plans were a serious thing, Oh he may have been sincere about them, but not serious: he probably knew the GOP wasn’t going to back much in the way of any substantive reform, so felt free to propose stuff, secure that it wouldn’t cause problems for his Party by actually passing.

I dunno. I think after 2004,where he got 40% of the Hispanic vote, he saw a chance to do what he could to make sure the GOP wasn’t reviled in Hispanic communities the way it was and is in African American ones. And remember his own sister in law is an immigrant. But I don’t know. Of one thing though there is no doubt, the GOP and American right have grown far more nativist under Trump. They’re not even doing “We’re anti illegal immigration” but attacking all immigrants and PoC.

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Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:31:59am

re: #20 Charles Johnson

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:32:58am

re: #132 ObserverArt

Trump’s poll numbers are historically low. Almost 90% of Americans support DACA. Democrats have done extremely well in special elections and state level elections since 2016.

Ignore the idiot elements of the MSM and focus on the good news. And keep on resisting. I hope there will be huge protests this weekend to commemorate last year’s Women’s marches.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:34:07am

re: #43 DodgerFan1988

When was there a difference between Fox News and White Supremacists?

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:37:04am

Morning ‘Yall.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:41:04am

re: #132 ObserverArt

I know the feeling. Overwhelmed. Info overload. I think it is your brain telling us that we need to take a break.

I have this written on my wall:

“Get out of your head, try something new, try not to stew”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:41:42am

What I genuinely worry about is the rhetoric causing mass violence towards immigrants or people perceived as them. We already have had incidents but I’m afraid it’s going to grow worse.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:46:55am

Unfortunately, the Nunes memo has had its desired effect…anything that happens from here out will be illegitimate for a certain portion of the populace and provides cover for GOP Congress people.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:50:20am

re: #135 Patricia Kayden

Trump’s poll numbers are historically low. Almost 90% of Americans support DACA. Democrats have done extremely well in special elections and state level elections since 2016.

Ignore the idiot elements of the MSM and focus on the good news. And keep on resisting. I hope there will be huge protests this weekend to commemorate last year’s Women’s marches.

Oh I am not the giving up type. I just used to be a voracious news hound.

That’s how I knew so much about Trump prior to three years ago when it seems most of America met him.

I know even in the past it was not always on the up-and-up. Now it is just plain nuts and worthless.

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Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:50:25am

re: #77 Hecuba’s daughter

I just cannot stand it when my brother repeats all this propaganda about the Deep State and how Hillary is the one in bed with the Russians. Every one of these Trumpsters receives daily talking points to mask the real crimes of this administration. It is really terrifying to think that most of the GOP seems under the control of Putin and his pals.

Peoples Temple. Many people have surrendered their entire being to worship and defense of Jones, er, I mean Drumpf. The stronger the evidence, the more extreme the denial. Just think back to Jonestown, how people saw things being wrong but overlooked or rationalized it lest they have to give up on their very being. A few came to their senses and left. Others rode it right down to drinking poison when they didn’t want to. Some are going to snap really bad as this goes down. It is a true existential threat, and fear of death drives all kinds of irrationality.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:50:54am

re: #140 Mike Lamb

Unfortunately, the Nunes memo has had its desired effect…anything that happens from here out will be illegitimate for a certain portion of the populace and provides cover for GOP Congress people.

Yep I’m seeing it on FB by the wingnuts I know. Nunes is really a fuckwad.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:51:56am

It’s as Obama said. You’re on a completely different planet if you’re getting your news from FNC.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 19, 2018 • 5:55:21am

re: #140 Mike Lamb

Unfortunately, the Nunes memo has had its desired effect…anything that happens from here out will be illegitimate for a certain portion of the populace and provides cover for GOP Congress people.

I hate that I was right about this last week. I knew the republicans would come up with their own take on this whole deal.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:00:53am

re: #140 Mike Lamb

Unfortunately, the Nunes memo has had its desired effect…anything that happens from here out will be illegitimate for a certain portion of the populace and provides cover for GOP Congress people.

And that’s different from before Thursday how?

I wonder if the Nunes’ memo crap was their response to Feinstein’s release or the House, because I didn’t hear much from Republicans about Feinstein other than she wasn’t being fair. It could have taken that long for them to come up with something.

I just realized that we should have used #Vaporware to describe “the memo”.

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Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:02:57am

re: #145 GlutenFreeJesus

I hate that I was right about this last week. I knew the republicans would come up with their own take on this whole deal.

Remember the guy who said “if god himself told me that Trump was a Russian traitor, I’d ask Trump before I believed anything”. To me, this isn’t a strategic chess match, they are fanatics who will go to any extreme, deny any reality, make up any story rather than accept the blow that their lord and savior is a lying traitorous conman. It isn’t that the “memo” meme is so good, it’s that they will believe literally anything. So I don’t think it is some kind of bon mot, any excuse will do.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:07:30am

re: #147 Old Liberal

Wanna bet Nunes has Russian connections too. Hell. They ALL do. Now he can cry victim if anything leads back to him. Mueller “seeking revenge”.

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Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:12:29am

re: #148 GlutenFreeJesus

Wanna bet Nunes has Russian connections too. Hell. They ALL do. Now he can cry victim if anything leads back to him. Mueller “seeking revenge”.

Almost every criminal cries victim. If the case is good, it won’t matter. I believe the case will be good.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:20:04am

The memo has to age for five days, which puts is out on Monday, the beginning of the news cycle. I hid the link because that was the only place I could find the info I am writing.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:22:54am

More weirdness.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:23:59am

re: #151 makeitstop

More weirdness.

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He’s such a weird guy.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:26:41am

I think I better change my alarm clock radio to music instead of the news. At 5am the news came on and I dozed a bit, then awoke subconsciously convinced Stormy Daniels will okay the government shutdown.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:27:49am

*gulps coffee*
Good morning, or good whenever you are.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:31:10am

re: #146 Belafon

And that’s different from before Thursday how?

I wonder if the Nunes’ memo crap was their response to Feinstein’s release or the House, because I didn’t hear much from Republicans about Feinstein other than she wasn’t being fair. It could have taken that long for them to come up with something.

I just realized that we should have used #Vaporware to describe “the memo”.

The difference is that the “liberal” media will probably reference the memo as part of their pathological need to legitimize any right wing conspiracy.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:32:56am

re: #146 Belafon

And that’s different from before Thursday how?

I wonder if the Nunes’ memo crap was their response to Feinstein’s release or the House, because I didn’t hear much from Republicans about Feinstein other than she wasn’t being fair. It could have taken that long for them to come up with something.

I just realized that we should have used #Vaporware to describe “the memo”.

MEMO: Obama and Hillary spied on us with FISA and caught us doing bad stuff but they shouldn’t have spied on us very wrong and Illegal bad!

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:35:26am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

also because they admire Putin: he rides bareback and hunts bears with his bare hands while imprisoning gays and liquidating pesky fake news reporters

But it’s really Hillary and Obama in bed with Russians Uranium One!

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:35:44am

re: #121 wheat-dogg

It’s awake and in a bad mood again.

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Note he says “illegal immigration” — not very subtle dog whistle, and naturally a total lie.

Past? The bill “past”?

Shoot me now.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:36:46am

re: #127 Shropshire Slasher

I have an observation on the Perris couple who tortured their children. Don’t click if you don’t want to get sick to you stomach.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:37:47am

re: #158 MsJ

Past? The bill “past”?

Shoot me now.

Ya know, I make my share of grammar mistakes here, a lot of whom get legit laughs here but if I were tweeting as POTUS, I’d try to make it appear as a child wasn’t in control of my app.

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:44:15am

re: #159 MsJ

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:53:19am

So, what the hell is this “big” Devin Nunes memo? I must have missed this.

I can tell it must be hot take with the wingnut crowd. That was determined by doing a Google search and seeing the links.

Nunes is the fly in the soup…don’t trust that guy at all. Shifty eyes…

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wheat-dogg  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:54:18am

re: #151 makeitstop

Maybe that explains why he allegedly freaked out the first time he went out for a cruise in the yacht he eventually had to sell to that Saudi prince. The water was a little rough, as it often is in Teh Ocean, and according to the stories, Trump was afraid the yacht would sink and ordered it be turned around. I doubt it left dock until the Saudi guy got it in a bankruptcy sale.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:55:43am

re: #162 ObserverArt

So, what the hell is this “big” Devin Nunes memo? I must have missed this.

I can tell it must be hot take with the wingnut crowd. That was determined by doing a Google search and seeing the links.

Nunes is the fly in the soup…don’t trust that guy at all. Shifty eyes…

From what I gather, it’s just Nunes rambling.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:56:25am

re: #159 MsJ

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wheat-dogg  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:57:09am

re: #164 HappyWarrior

From what I gather, it’s just Nunes rambling.

Nunes is creating a smoke screen for his own shady work.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:57:30am

re: #162 ObserverArt

So, what the hell is this “big” Devin Nunes memo? I must have missed this.

I can tell it must be hot take with the wingnut crowd. That was determined by doing a Google search and seeing the links.

Nunes is the fly in the soup…don’t trust that guy at all. Shifty eyes…

It’s a last desperate gambit by the MAGA crowd to distract themselves from Trump’s problems.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:57:43am

re: #162 ObserverArt

So, what the hell is this “big” Devin Nunes memo? I must have missed this.

I can tell it must be hot take with the wingnut crowd. That was determined by doing a Google search and seeing the links.

Nunes is the fly in the soup…don’t trust that guy at all. Shifty eyes…

It’s something he wrote, some kind of observations (no evidence) that supports his bullshit views. There appears to be something about Hillary and Obama and they are going to be arrested any minute now.

Nunes is so compromised it’s not even funny. I hope and fucking pray that Mueller, et al, are looking into members of congress who are absolutely transparent in their support for and of a hostile foreign nation.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:58:05am

re: #164 HappyWarrior

From what I gather, it’s just Nunes rambling.

Sounds legit. As does anything that rat does.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:58:35am

re: #157 Sir John Barron

But it’s really Hillary and Obama in bed with Russians Uranium One!

you just have to mention “Hillary”, “Uranium” and “Russians” in one sentence and the Fox-groomed conservative mind will fill in the rest.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:58:40am

re: #168 MsJ

It’s something he wrote, some kind of observations (no evidence) that supports his bullshit views. There appears to be something about Hillary and Obama and they are going to be arrested any minute now.

Nunes is so compromised it’s not even funny. I hope and fucking pray that Mueller, et al, are looking into members of congress who are absolutely transparent in their support for and of a hostile foreign nation.

I really hope he is too. There’s something really stinky about how GOP Congressional members have been handling this whole thing. I’m suspicious of Hannity and many right wingers in the media too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:58:57am

re: #170 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you just have to mention “Hillary”, “Uranium” and “Russians” in one sentence and the Fox-groomed conservative mind will fill in the rest.

Yep, brainwashing works.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 6:59:25am

Home teleworking today. At least I’m missing the anti-abortion, “Pro-Life March” in DC, so there’s that.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:00:18am

re: #173 Sir John Barron

Home teleworking today. At least I’m missing the anti-abortion, “Pro-Life March” in DC, so there’s that.

Is that another million-person march that attracts dozens?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:01:31am

re: #174 wheat-dogg

Is that another million-person march that attracts dozens?

Roe anniversary is Monday. Usually gets a big crowd. I remember the Catholic school educated kids I knew getting the day off of school to go down on the Mall and protest.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:01:47am

re: #173 Sir John Barron

Home teleworking today. At least I’m missing the anti-abortion, “Pro-Life March” in DC, so there’s that.

Yeah good day to work from hme.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:02:15am

re: #174 wheat-dogg

Is that another million-person march that attracts dozens?

Yeah it attracts a few thousand, although the weather this time of year is not usually helpful to them. And now no one’s paying attention because of the looming shutdown.

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:03:47am

The Nunes “memo,” the latest in the long line of “very important documents” that we’ll be told “proves” that the whole Russia investigation is a hoax and Obama the worst criminal ever. How can you tell? Because the usual hyperbole is being thrown around: THIS IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE!!!!!”

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:04:02am

re: #164 HappyWarrior

From what I gather, it’s just Nunes rambling.

Rick Wilson has sources…

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:06:49am

And Wilson also has the perfect way to clear it all up - Nunes could release the FISA application for the warrant if he wanted to get it all out there.

But he won’t do that because it would prove that the memo is bullshit.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:08:51am

re: #179 makeitstop

Rick Wilson has sources…

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Of course. I really would schedule Lumpy if I were Mueller for an interview.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:08:55am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:09:32am

re: #182 makeitstop

Also, LOL!

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That’s brilliant.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:10:28am

Nunes is such a fucking dope.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:11:41am

re: #178 Targetpractice

The Nunes “memo,” the latest in the long line of “very important documents” that we’ll be told “proves” that the whole Russia investigation is a hoax and Obama the worst criminal ever. How can you tell? Because the usual hyperbole is being thrown around: THIS IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE!!!!!”

That other thing was also WORSE THAN WATERGATE, whatever it was.
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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:11:41am

re: #178 Targetpractice

The Nunes “memo,” the latest in the long line of “very important documents” that we’ll be told “proves” that the whole Russia investigation is a hoax and Obama the worst criminal ever. How can you tell? Because the usual hyperbole is being thrown around: THIS IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE!!!!!”

“Obama and Clinton illegally spied on Trump doing illegal stuff!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:13:23am

re: #186 Belafon

“Obama and Clinton illegally spied on Trump doing illegal stuff!”

I was just standing there copying pages out of my sister’s diary and she came in and started freaking out for no reason at all!

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:13:24am

StubHub is relentlessly hitting me up to buy Bon Jovi tickets for some reason.

Ya got the wrong guy, StubHub.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:13:52am

re: #186 Belafon

“Obama and Clinton illegally spied on Trump doing illegal stuff!”

Punish the spyers and the illegal leakers unmasking!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:14:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:15:06am

re: #189 Sir John Barron

Punish the spyers and the illegal leakers unmasking!

“Unmasking” sounds so totally Man From Uncle that it can only prove that Obama was being illegal.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:15:20am

re: #190 Barefoot Grin

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The bots are one thing but when you see real people parroting it. It’s just wow.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:15:49am

re: #190 Barefoot Grin

I’m shocked, shocked I say.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:17:25am

re: #192 HappyWarrior

The bots are one thing but when you see real people parroting it. It’s just wow.

they’re gradually merging into the same thing.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:18:37am

In some decent news…I see Columbus made the Top 20 in the Amazon Sweepstakes to land their new second headquarters.

I know CNBC picked Charlotte/Raleigh-Durham, but I think Columbus stands a decent chance. I know our mayor and business and education people (Ohio State) will be on it.

CNBC - Amazon narrows the list of metro areas for its new headquarters to 20

Amazon said Thursday it narrowed the list of potential sites for its second headquarters to 20 locations.

Amazon said it will spend $5 billion in the place where it builds its second headquarters and will employ 50,000 there. The company previously said it was looking at metropolitan areas with 1 million people and a stable, business-friendly environment.

The remaining 20 places are:
Atlanta
Austin, Texas
Boston
Chicago
Columbus, Ohio - Homer Woot!
Dallas
Denver
Indianapolis
Los Angeles
Miami
Montgomery County, Md.
Nashville, Tenn.
Newark, N.J.
New York City
Northern Virginia
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Raleigh, N.C.
Toronto
Washington, D.C

The e-commerce giant received 238 proposals from cities in North America, many with lofty tax incentives and unique offers directed at CEO Jeff Bezos.

“Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough — all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Holly Sullivan, an executive with Amazon Public Policy, said in a statement.

The 20 places that are moving on in the selection process will work with Amazon over the coming months to “evaluate the feasibility of a future partnership,” the company said.

Amazon expects to make a final decision this year.

An analysis by CNBC determined that the Charlotte/Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina best matched Amazon’s criteria.

Among the cities that didn’t make the cut was Detroit, one of the areas hit hardest by the Great Recession.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:19:16am
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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:19:22am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Unmasking” sounds so totally Man From Uncle that it can only prove that Obama was being illegal.

Or Mission Impossible.

Unmask Mission Impossible 5

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:19:51am

re: #192 HappyWarrior

The bots are one thing but when you see real people parroting it. It’s just wow.

Yep, that’s how it works. Birtherism, secret-Muslim, lock her up, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:20:22am

re: #194 Sir John Barron

they’re gradually merging into the same thing.

Yep.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:20:35am

re: #198 Barefoot Grin

Yep, that’s how it works. Birtherism, secret-Muslim, lock her up, etc.

Oh I know.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:20:50am

re: #196 MsJ

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:20:55am

re: #196 MsJ

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Oooh.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:21:08am

re: #188 makeitstop

StubHub is relentlessly hitting me up to buy Bon Jovi tickets for some reason.

Ya got the wrong guy, StubHub.

Now or Never!

Heh. I go with never.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:21:49am

re: #195 ObserverArt

In some decent news…I see Columbus made the Top 20 in the Amazon Sweepstakes to land their new second headquarters.

I know CNBC picked Charlotte/Raleigh-Durham, but I think Columbus stands a decent chance. I know our mayor and business and education people (Ohio State) will be on it.

CNBC - Amazon narrows the list of metro areas for its new headquarters to 20

NO, NO! Coal mining is the future. It’s going to bring jobs to all the people!

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gocart mozart  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:22:12am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:22:53am
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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:23:34am

re: #203 ObserverArt

Now or Never!

Heh. I go with never.

Yeah, I was never that big of a fan.

And playing ‘Living On A Prayer’ hundreds of times over 7 years of gigs with the karaoke band has built up a pretty solid resentment, I’ll admit.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:24:13am

re: #206 FormerDirtDart

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This really is incredibly irresponsible. But hey NFL players kneeling for the national anthem disrespect LEO not some right wing hack calling them a liar just so he can get more people afraid of Muslims and ISIS.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:25:21am

This.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:25:32am

re: #196 MsJ

I swear, this administration is like a pack of jackals (or whatever you call a group of jackals), each one ready to turn on the other. I’m about halfway through Fire and Fury, and so far nothing in the news manages to refute any of what Wolff wrote.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:26:12am

re: #207 makeitstop

Yeah, I was never that big of a fan.

And playing ‘Living On A Prayer’ hundreds of times over 7 years of gigs with the karaoke band has built up a pretty solid resentment, I’ll admit.

Kinda how I react to Smoke on the Water and China Grove from back when I roadied and ran sound for a band ‘72-‘76 era. I go into convulsions when I hear either.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:26:22am

re: #207 makeitstop

Yeah, I was never that big of a fan.

And playing ‘Living On A Prayer’ hundreds of times over 7 years of gigs with the karaoke band has built up a pretty solid resentment, I’ll admit.

I worked at an Arby’s one summer, and didn’t go back to one for four years. Not that the food was bad, I just had to undo an entire summer’s worth of visits.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:27:55am
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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:27:59am

re: #212 Belafon

I worked at an Arby’s one summer, and didn’t go back to one for four years. Not that the food was bad, I just had to undo an entire summer’s worth of visits.

Same with me and Fazoli’s. Only worked there for a few months, but I swear I oozed garlic butter out of my pores for a year. Couldn’t step into one for a long time afterwards.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:28:02am

re: #210 wheat-dogg

I swear, this administration is like a pack of jackals (or whatever you call a group of jackals), each one ready to turn on the other. I’m about halfway through Fire and Fury, and so far nothing in the news manages to refute any of what Wolff wrote.

I’m on chapter 10. I can’t believe I’m reading about an actual presidential administration. So much petty and childish people. The only person that looks somewhat adult like is Preibus’s deputy, Walsh who is just a GOP hack all the way. You’re always going to have factionalism but as my Mom said, there was no resemblance of people working towards a real common goal here.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:28:15am

re: #212 Belafon

I worked at an Arby’s one summer, and didn’t go back to one for four years. Not that the food was bad, I just had to undo an entire summer’s worth of visits.

I worked in a spaghetti factory the summer of my senior year of high school. After cleaning out the drying rooms a couple of times, it put me off spaghetti for years.

I do love a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs now, though.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:28:43am

re: #209 MsJ

This.

And that needs to be a theme of Democrats this election cycle.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:28:48am

re: #213 Shropshire Slasher

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:29:07am

re: #214 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Same with me and Fazoli’s. Only worked there for a few months, but I swear I oozed garlic butter out of my pores for a year. Couldn’t step into one for a long time afterwards.

Never been to Fazoli’s. TBH I find Italian-American food kind of bland. I love pizza of course but Italian-American food doesn’t do it for me but then again I never had an Italian mom or grandma to cook homemade Italian for me.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:30:26am

re: #207 makeitstop

Yeah, I was never that big of a fan.

And playing ‘Living On A Prayer’ hundreds of times over 7 years of gigs with the karaoke band has built up a pretty solid resentment, I’ll admit.

Maybe do it klezmer?

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:30:43am

re: #219 HappyWarrior

Never been to Fazoli’s. TBH I find Italian-American food kind of bland. I love pizza of course but Italian-American food doesn’t do it for me but then again I never had an Italian mom or grandma to cook homemade Italian for me.

Come up and hit Little Italy in NYC one night, it’ll make you a fan.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:30:44am

re: #219 HappyWarrior

Never been to Fazoli’s. TBH I find Italian-American food kind of bland. I love pizza of course but Italian-American food doesn’t do it for me but then again I never had an Italian mom or grandma to cook homemade Italian for me.

I wish there was a Fazoli’s near me. I like their food, and they walk around passing out breadsticks. It’s strange, the DFW area only has a few of them when we have a billion of every other type of restaurant.

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:31:33am

re: #182 makeitstop

Also, LOL!

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LOL indeed: but from most everything I’ve read about the “Nunes Memo” the “real” thing isn’t much more accurate or factual. Or better-written. Well, maybe not the “3-foot penis” part, but the rest of it is (AFAICT) basically a screed against Obama and Hillary - which would be just as risible coming from semi-anonymous blog-crawlers (like you and me), but which Devin Nunes seems to think his Congressman status will imbue with the credibility it sorely lacks.
But, yeah: another GOP-produced skit for Outrage Theater….

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:31:50am

re: #221 makeitstop

Come up and hit Little Italy in NYC one night, it’ll make you a fan.

Yeah I need to do that next time I’m in the city. I’m usually in Greenpoint/Williamsburg when I’m in the city.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:32:19am

re: #222 Belafon

I wish there was a Fazoli’s near me. I like their food, and they walk around passing out breadsticks. It’s strange, the DFW area only has a few of them when we have a billion of every other type of restaurant.

We have Olive Garden of course and also another chain whose name is escaping me.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:32:48am

I worked DQ when I was 15-16. Chocolate shell is paraffin-based and let me tell you, more than a little makes for adventures in evacuation.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:32:54am

re: #215 HappyWarrior

I’m on chapter 10. I can’t believe I’m reading about an actual presidential administration. So much petty and childish people. The only person that looks somewhat adult like is Preibus’s deputy, Walsh who is just a GOP hack all the way. You’re always going to have factionalism but as my Mom said, there was no resemblance of people working towards a real common goal here.

Yeah, that’s exactly my take as well. Walsh was a young career government functionary used to government working in a functional way, with clear lines of communication and a common purpose or platform. This White House sounds like the entire GOP Klown Kar (cue Bob Cesca circus music) plus a few coked up monkeys thrown in for good measure. It’s no wonder she left. In fact, it’s a wonder anyone is still there, other than Pence, Jarvanka, Grupenfuhrer Miller, and KellyAnne Conwoman.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:33:34am

Fazoli’s is a bit different than the canned Italian food restaurant of the late 90’s that I worked at. I think it is a pretty good canned Italian food restaurant now.

Just got back from Chicago after this weekend. If you are ever there, I suggest going to “Eataly” Italian marketplace. Several very good Italian eateries located there.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:33:43am

re: #220 Barefoot Grin

Maybe do it klezmer?

Oh, now you’ve gone and done it.

Dobranotch - Du Hast (Rammstein cover)

(Can’t find any BJ klezmer, but I love this cover anyway. It’s a big favorite of Sergei’s too, wherever he is.)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:34:37am

re: #227 wheat-dogg

Yeah, that’s exactly my take as well. Walsh was a young career government functionary used to government working in a functional way, with clear lines of communication and a common purpose or platform. This White House sounds like the entire GOP Klown Kar (cue Bob Cesca circus music) plus a few coked up monkeys thrown in for good measure. It’s no wonder she left. In fact, it’s a wonder anyone is still there, other than Pence, Jarvanka, Grupenfuhrer Miller, and KellyAnne Conwoman.

Yeah I can’t imagine working at such a place.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:34:38am

re: #225 HappyWarrior

We have Olive Garden of course and also another chain whose name is escaping me.

We have an Olive Garden, but Fazoli’s is the closest you can get to Italian fast food, but, luckily, they don’t try to be too fast at the expense of taste. Sometimes, I want Italian, not an Italian experience. It’s like the difference between Taco Bueno and a fancier Mexican restaurant.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:34:48am

re: #229 makeitstop

Oh, now you’ve gone and done it.

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(Can’t find any BJ klezmer, but I love this cover anyway. It’s a big favorite of Sergei’s too, wherever he is.)

:) That’s awesome.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:34:54am

re: #209 MsJ

This.

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Ohio is fighting gerrymandering right now. The GOP is acting like they are being fair and yet they still want it all done by the majority party…which is of course the Republican currently. The Ohio Democratic Party is doing all they can to fight it, but this state is very reflective of the national politics.

If anyone is interested Cleveland. com has a decent article up. It’s very detailed and thorough.

Why GOP redistricting plan flunks test to rid Ohio of gerrymandering - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:36:20am

re: #231 Belafon

We have an Olive Garden, but Fazoli’s is the closest you can get to Italian fast food, but, luckily, they don’t try to be too fast at the expense of taste. Sometimes, I want Italian, not an Italian experience. It’s like the difference between Taco Bueno and a fancier Mexican restaurant.

Yeah I hear ya. I’m lucky with Mexican. I have an opition that’s better than Taco Bell (and closer!) but not as pricey as sitting down. They have my love because they have shrimp and fish as proteins.

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:36:58am

re: #223 Jay C

LOL indeed: but from most everything I’ve read about the “Nunes Memo” the “real” thing isn’t much more accurate or factual. Or better-written. Well, maybe not the “3-foot penis” part, but the rest of it is (AFAICT) basically a screed against Obama and Hillary - which would be just as risible coming from semi-anonymous blog-crawlers (like you and me), but which Devin Nunes seems to think his Congressman status will imbue with the credibility it sorely lacks.
But, yeah: another GOP-produced skit for Outrage Theater….

Which is why we can expect Comrade Combover to start tweeting up a storm later today or tomorrow about how vital it is that that “memo” is released so as to exonerate him and begin the prosecution of “criminals” like Hillary and Obama.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:39:18am

re: #216 makeitstop

I worked in a spaghetti factory the summer of my senior year of high school. After cleaning out the drying rooms a couple of times, it put me off spaghetti for years.

I do love a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs now, though.

pasta is generally the last thing I ever order from a restaurant, it is just so cheap and easy to make at home, and usually tastes better

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:42:51am

re: #229 makeitstop

That was awesome, I can’t believe I watched the whole thing. I didn’t want to do payroll anyways.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:44:42am

re: #225 HappyWarrior

We have Olive Garden of course and also another chain whose name is escaping me.

Italian chain restaurants have no soul. Bland. You have to go to a place with moma chasing people with a big wooden spoon.

Plus, there are so many styles of Italian.

Roma, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Northern…each different in it’s own way and the ingredients used. I think foodies count 20 different regions.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:45:38am

re: #238 ObserverArt

Italian chain restaurants have no soul. Bland. You have to go to a place with moma chasing people with a big wooden spoon.

Plus, there are so many styles of Italian.

Roma, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Northern…each different in it’s own way and the ingredients used. I think foodies count 20 different regions.

Very true about the regions. Need to find a good place next time I’m in NYC.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:46:47am

re: #229 makeitstop

Oh, now you’ve gone and done it.

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(Can’t find any BJ klezmer, but I love this cover anyway. It’s a big favorite of Sergei’s too, wherever he is.)

Seems the more Russian revelations there are…the less we see of Nyet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:48:14am

re: #238 ObserverArt

Italian chain restaurants have no soul. Bland. You have to go to a place with moma chasing people with a big wooden spoon.

Plus, there are so many styles of Italian.

Roma, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Northern…each different in it’s own way and the ingredients used. I think foodies count 20 different regions.

And fish. Italian food is all about every kind of seafood, that is a major aspect of it that is generally missing from the American version of Italian food.

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retired cynic  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:55:23am

re: #119 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

How do you keep the squirrels from just eating everything??

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:55:37am

re: #239 HappyWarrior

If you don’t want the hustle and bustle of NYC, Schenectady NY has some very fine eating establishments. tripadvisor.com

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 7:59:40am

re: #243 Shropshire Slasher

If you don’t want the hustle and bustle of NYC, Schenectady NY has some very fine eating establishments. tripadvisor.com

I go to NYC often since I have friends up that way. But thanks!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:00:10am

re: #241 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And fish. Italian food is all about every kind of seafood, that is a major aspect of it that is generally missing from the American version of Italian food.

Yeah most Italian-American places have calamari and that’s about it. And I love seafood.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:00:35am

re: #59 HappyWarrior

It’s really getting worse. They were always awful imo but they’ve really tuned up the hate lately.

That probably because they really have their Great White Hope in Trump, he’s buds with Rupert, and they know they have to hold on because this may be the wingnut’s last stand.

The future is not all that bright for Fox News.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:00:58am

re: #63 FormerDirtDart

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Pornhub is a treasure trove of data about American’s sexual proclivities. For example, based on the porn people watch, there are a lot of men who are attracted to big women, but they try to date skinny women to impress their friends. If they got over that, a lot of men who are failing in their attmepts to hook up with skinny women could meet a lot of lonely big women who can’t get dates, and everyone would be happier.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:01:33am

re: #246 ObserverArt

That probably because they really have their Great White Hope in Trump, he’s buds with Rupert, and they know they have to hold on because this may be the wingnut’s last stand.

The future is not all that bright for Fox News.

Great point.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:04:39am

I’m (obviously) reading down through the thread and I see Shiplord Kirel posted last night.

Glad to see him!

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:06:22am

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Dr. Matt  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:06:56am

Have the Dems caved yet?

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:07:51am

re: #247 Big Beautiful Door

Pornhub is a treasure trove of data about American’s sexual proclivities. For example, based on the porn people watch, there are a lot of men who are attracted to big women, but they try to date skinny women to impress their friends. If they got over that, a lot of men who are failing in their attmepts to hook up with skinny women could meet a lot of lonely big women who can’t get dates, and everyone would be happier.

I’ve seen that in my own life. I prefer full bodied women myself and it’s painfully obvious that there are a lot of people who are screwed up on the topic. Hollywood has created an illusion and most don’t know how to see past it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:08:31am

re: #247 Big Beautiful Door

… there are a lot of men who are attracted to big women, but they try to date skinny women to impress their friends. If they got over that, a lot of men who are failing in their attmepts to hook up with skinny women could meet a lot of lonely big women who can’t get dates, and everyone would be happier.

body size and image are not of primary importance to me, I like cuddly women and I like women who are happy with their bodies.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:09:08am

re: #252 William Lewis

I’ve seen that in my own life. I prefer full bodied women myself and it’s painfully obvious that there are a lot of people who are screwed up on the topic. Hollywood has created an illusion and most don’t know how to see past it.

Another reason to support more women’s roles in cinema.

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meteor  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:09:19am

Read the responses. They’re dragging him. It’s hilarious.

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:09:21am

OFFS…

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:10:10am
Some travel agents in Minnesota are issuing an ominous warning to Vikings fans ready to descend upon Philadelphia for Sunday’s NFC Championship game: The “City of Brotherly Love” is just a nickname.

The city that notoriously pelted Santa with snowballs at an Eagles game in 1968 continues to live up to its reputation some 50 years later, at least from the perspective of ticket brokers and tourism officials roughly 1,100 miles away. Drew Baydala of Minneapolis’ Ticket King told CBS Philadelphia that he’s warning prospective ticket buyers to keep their emotions in check should the Vikings win at Lincoln Financial Field.

nypost.com

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:10:55am

re: #251 Dr. Matt

Have the Dems caved yet?

I think you mean “Have Republicans finally put to rest the idea they care about the American people?”

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gocart mozart  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:11:30am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:11:55am

Wait, I just caught up with the hot memo story. Hahaha.
NOW they care about FISA abuses? This will blow over faster than a Tampa bay thunderstorm. Loud, wet, just wait ten minutes.

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:12:33am

Media already teeing this up for the GOP: It’s a “bipartisan failure,” “Congress” is responsible for this, and thus we should be angry at all Congressmen and not the party that is screaming that they’re prepared to nuke the economy over anti-immigrant stupidity.

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gocart mozart  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:17:08am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:17:09am
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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:17:28am

re: #261 Targetpractice

Media already teeing this up for the GOP: It’s a “bipartisan failure,” “Congress” is responsible for this, and thus we should be angry at all Congressmen and not the party that is screaming that they’re prepared to nuke the economy over anti-immigrant stupidity.

I’m just going to enjoy the fact that most people blame the party in power. The rest of them just blame Democrats.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:18:36am

re: #263 FormerDirtDart

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LOL a literal Ponzi scheme.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:25:31am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:27:35am

re: #256 Targetpractice

OFFS…

“a bipartisan failure to fund the federal government”

-the NYT’s pullquote from an editorial about a litany of stuff Republicans did to shut down the government

This is how it is being spun, it is the Washington Establishment and not the (majority in both houses) GOP. And when it does shut down and Trump attends a few meetings to get things back on track, he will be hailed and praised as the consummate deal-maker who saved us from those crustified elites.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:29:25am

re: #267 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

With an end to CHIP and a few cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, because we all have to make sacrifices.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:31:38am

re: #261 Targetpractice

Media already teeing this up for the GOP: It’s a “bipartisan failure,” “Congress” is responsible for this, and thus we should be angry at all Congressmen and not the party that is screaming that they’re prepared to nuke the economy over anti-immigrant stupidity.

Of course the Old Grey Whore is saying it, and Faux will put everything on the Democrats, but where else have you seen it?

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JordanRules  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:34:34am

re: #269 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Boston Globe and Axios I believe were 2 others I saw.

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:38:46am

re: #270 JordanRules

Boston Globe and Axios I believe were 2 others I saw.

And the local news was also going with the “Congress” line this morning. It helps to remember that with this whole thing happening on a Friday, most folks who aren’t federal employees or serving abroad will not pay much attention to a shutdown unless it runs into next week. If Trump “solves” the whole thing over the weekend and people go to work Monday to stories about how “Congress” passed the CR, then it’ll be barely a blip on the national radar.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:44:34am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:44:48am

re: #271 Targetpractice

On the other hand, the Washington Post isn’t.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:46:37am

re: #244 HappyWarrior

I go to NYC often since I have friends up that way. But thanks!

One of the greatest: pugliaofnyc.com

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:48:19am

re: #250 plansbandc

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That’s so wrong. But very funny.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:48:44am

re: #274 makeitstop

One of the greatest: pugliaofnyc.com

Budget friendly too.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:54:04am

You can tell this memo thing is legit because sleazy revenge porn guy is vouching for it.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:54:27am

re: #276 HappyWarrior

Budget friendly too.

They serve ‘family style,’ so take friends.

And last I was there, seating was a few long tables with benches, and the wait staff led diners in singing old Italian songs. It was a blast.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:57:06am

re: #277 Ace-o-aces

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You can tell this memo thing is legit because sleazy revenge porn guy is vouching for it.

Good grief.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:57:19am

re: #278 makeitstop

I forgot about this place, they serve it family style:

bucadibeppo.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:57:28am

re: #250 plansbandc

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:58:25am

re: #277 Ace-o-aces

You can tell this memo thing is legit because sleazy revenge porn guy is vouching for it.

In the 80s, we had Republicans who were bullshitting, but they knew it. Now we’re getting the people who don’t know the 80s Republicans were bullshitting.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:58:34am

re: #277 Ace-o-aces

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You can tell this memo thing is legit because sleazy revenge porn guy is vouching for it.

Am I right on this? The memo is written by Nunes based solely on his personal perspective, and quoting allegations taken out of context from real reports prepared by serious investigators? Or is it even flimsier than that?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:58:45am

re: #280 Shropshire Slasher

I forgot about this place, they serve it family style:

bucadibeppo.com

Near Times Square. Cool, usually get off at the Port Authority since I take a bus to get up.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 8:59:27am

re: #282 Belafon

In the 80s, we had Republicans who were bullshitting, but they knew it. Now we’re getting the people who don’t know the 80s Republicans were bullshitting.

North v Flynn.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:00:19am

Thread.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:00:58am

re: #283 Hecuba’s daughter

Am I right on this? The memo is written by Nunes based solely on his personal perspective, and quoting allegations taken out of context from real reports prepared by serious investigators? Or is it even flimsier than that?

They know that they just have to string enough juicy buzzwords together and the follow-up pundits will do the rest.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:02:48am

re: #286 makeitstop

Thread.

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Horse makes a great point. If this was the big deal and game changer they say it is, Ryan would be on it.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:03:04am

re: #287 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They know that they just have to string enough juicy buzzwords together and the follow-up pundits will do the rest.

Mostly Russia, with the help of idiots..

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:04:29am

Also near Times Square. My wife’s favorite Italian joint. becco-nyc.com

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:05:22am

re: #287 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They know that they just have to string enough juicy buzzwords together and the follow-up pundits will do the rest.

And the botnets are going batshit with it.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:05:45am

re: #287 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The articles that I have read mentioned it was written by the Intelligence committee. I don’t know what that means, as far as who wrote it.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:06:24am

re: #286 makeitstop

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stpaulbear  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:06:27am

re: #266 Shropshire Slasher

Man fools cops with car made of snow, gets fake ticket

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I bet the neighbors weren’t impressed after all of the snow used to make the sculpture got plowed up to their curb. I hope there weren’t any driveway openings down-plow.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:07:17am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:07:23am

Nunez is obviously trying to save his own ass. Not like the wingnuts care.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:08:15am
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Teukka  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:08:32am

re: #206 FormerDirtDart

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:08:44am

re: #292 Shropshire Slasher

The articles that I have read mentioned it was written by the Intelligence committee. I don’t know what that means, as far as who wrote it.

Nunes is running the intelligence committee, even though he supposedly recused himself. This is all Nunes.

Edit: A vote yesterday to release the memo was opposed by all the Democrats.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:08:46am

re: #252 William Lewis

I’ve seen that in my own life. I prefer full bodied women myself and it’s painfully obvious that there are a lot of people who are screwed up on the topic. Hollywood has created an illusion and most don’t know how to see past it.

Hollywood?

What about the dang fashion industry?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:09:38am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

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A tweet for every moment. I bet he has one saying Obama should resign over the shut down out there too.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:09:40am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

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Once again, there is always a tweet.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:10:36am

re: #300 ObserverArt

Hollywood?

What about the dang fashion industry?

Not to mention the diet industry selling women fad diets that don’t work.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:12:04am

re: #265 HappyWarrior

LOL a literal Ponzi scheme.

That is a great example of the ignorance of so many Americans. But by gawd they can get pissed off anyway!

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:14:55am

re: #300 ObserverArt

Hollywood?

What about the dang fashion industry?

Did you see the story about CVS pharmacies? They’re no longer going to allow altered images to be used for cosmetics displays, like where bumps or wrinkles are smoothed out.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:15:14am

re: #284 HappyWarrior

Near Times Square. Cool, usually get off at the Port Authority since I take a bus to get up.

Buca Di Beppo is a chain restaurant Happy. Try a real family spot.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:15:26am

I’m sure you could convince a number of Wingnuttia that Obama was in on the 9/11 attacks.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:16:04am

re: #306 ObserverArt

Buca Di Beppo is a chain restaurant Happy. Try a real family spot.

Okay, that’s what I’ll look for next time I’m in the city. Now I’m craving veal parm.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:16:09am

re: #300 ObserverArt

Hollywood?

What about the dang fashion industry?

Fashion and the media: we take professional supermodels, whose job it is to look good and spend 40+ hours a week doing nothing but caring for their appearance, and compare them to normal working women with families who have (at best) 10-12 hours a week to do so.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:17:28am

About the “more women writers and directors in media”, I want a movie where I star as Helen Mirren’s 24 year younger American love interest.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:17:35am
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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:17:53am

re: #307 HappyWarrior

I’m sure you could convince a number of Wingnuttia that Obama was in on the 9/11 attacks.

You won’t have to actually do any work on that.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:18:26am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:18:37am

re: #312 Belafon

You won’t have to actually do any work on that.

Yeah too easy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:19:17am

re: #313 FormerDirtDart

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Who employs Miller, Lindsay. Who goes to him for advice on immigration? I know what Graham is trying to do here but it just makes him look ignorant.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:19:19am

re: #313 FormerDirtDart

Then pass the bill and override the veto.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:20:01am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

Okay, that’s what I’ll look for next time I’m in the city. Now I’m craving veal parm.

You could do worse than Becco. They have a pasta special (3 kinds!) where they come around and refill your plate until you beg them to stop.

Never tried the veal, but I’m sure it’s excellent. Everything I’ve tried there is delicious.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:20:56am

re: #317 makeitstop

You could do worse than Becco. They have a pasta special (3 kinds!) where they come around and refill your plate until you beg them to stop.

Never tried the veal, but I’m sure it’s excellent. Everything I’ve tried there is delicious.

Heh probably not the best thing for a guy on a diet.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:22:27am

Texas, ya gotta birth them babies here, we just don’t care if it’s in a gas station restroom…

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:22:33am

re: #318 HappyWarrior

Heh probably not the best thing for a guy on a diet.

C’mon, one night in NYC. That’s what it’s for, dude! :)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:23:51am

re: #320 makeitstop

C’mon, one night in NYC. That’s what it’s for, dude! :)

Very true! Anyhow probably the best thing to do would be to a grab a bite after I arrive rather than for the trip home.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:24:39am

re: #303 Big Beautiful Door

Not to mention the diet industry selling women fad diets that don’t work.

That too. But I think that comes from trying to match up to the fashion trends.

Another area that drives me crazy is fake breasts and other plastic surgery, etc.

I like natural. I don’t understand why people do to themselves what they do.

Plastic surgery is a godsend to people disfigured from birth, or accidents, etc.

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Weaselone  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:25:17am

re: #319 FormerDirtDart

Texas, ya gotta birth them babies here, we just don’t care if it’s in a gas station restroom…

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I wonder if this has something to do with the sky rocketing infant and maternal mortality rates in Texas…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:25:39am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:26:36am

re: #300 ObserverArt

Hollywood?

What about the dang fashion industry?

Or Playboy, Penthouse, etc…

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:27:22am

re: #317 makeitstop

Do NOT get the Chicken Marsala. It tastes like chicken breasts with corn syrup on them. Brutal.

Aside from that, their food isn’t too bad for a chain.

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dangerman  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:28:28am

Shameless LGF page promotion

On being truly thankful

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bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:29:17am

Trump is going to shut down the US Government before he shuts down the NFL.

I win 5 bucks.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:29:38am

re: #325 Joe Bacon 🌹

Or Playboy, Penthouse, etc…

Well, it’s been a long time since I “read” those, but Penthouse seemed a bit more accepting of natural. Playboy was always some wild ideal. And Playboy was known for heavy airbrushing work, etc.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:30:28am

The way they are hyping the memo I think it is a dud. Sessions can still put a kabosh on it.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:31:14am

From the House FusionGPS meeting (Daily Kos link):

MR. SIMPSON: You know, someone who says they’re a billionaire but can’t get a bank loan, you know, there’s this whole issue of where is the credit coming from. And so, you know, we were always trying to figure out where - how he was financing various things.

and

MR. SIMPSON: As we pieced together the early years of his biography, it seemed as if during the early part of his career he had connections to a lot of Italian mafia figures, and then gradually during the nineties became associated with Russian mafia figures.

Here’s a big bombshell:

MR. SIMPSON: It appears the Russians, you know, infiltrated the NRA. And there is more than one explanation for why. But I would say broadly speaking, it appears that the Russian operation was designed to infiltrate conservative organizations. And they targeted various conservative organizations, religious and otherwise, and they seem to have made a very concerted effort to get in with the NRA. And so there is a Russian banker-slash-Duma member-slash-Mafia leader named Alexander Torshin who is a life member of the NRA.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:32:05am

re: #319 FormerDirtDart

Texas, ya gotta birth them babies here, we just don’t care if it’s in a gas station restroom…

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Gosh all of them Pro-Life churches aren’t stepping in to help?

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:32:10am

re: #324 FormerDirtDart

Rep. Meadows just told us he understands a 5-day CR has been rejected from the House side.

Five goddamn days is the best they can do?

These mooks have no concept on how to govern. None.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:33:15am

Rant- But I hate the phrases “real America” and “real American” and I see it so much from wingnuts in and out of the media to stigmatize those who don’t fit in with their values. I mean I may not like them but wingnuts are my fellow Americans and they do live in an America as real as mine. Their perceptions of it? Yeah those suck but calling someone not a real American or saying they don’t live in real America because they don’t fit your values is horseshit and the GOP has been doing it for years now.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:33:15am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

Okay, that’s what I’ll look for next time I’m in the city. Now I’m craving veal parm.

Their seafood pasta is divine! I don’t care for the generic spaghetti and meatballs but some of their other stuff is fantastic. And they give you a BOAT LOAD of food. Like enough for a week.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:33:41am

re: #330 Shropshire Slasher

The way they are hyping the memo I think it is a dud. Sessions can still put a kabosh on it.

their timing is perfect too, roll out another faux outrage story hours before a government shutdown.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:33:43am

re: #326 plansbandc

Do NOT get the Chicken Marsala. It tastes like chicken breasts with corn syrup on them. Brutal.

Aside from that, their food isn’t too bad for a chain.

As far as I know, Becco isn’t part of a chain. They’ve only got one NYC location.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:34:01am

re: #333 makeitstop

Five goddamn days is the best they can do?

These mooks have no concept on how to govern. None.

Maybe next time the voters won’t give the keys to the car to people who hate the car and think it should be destroyed. Trusting a party and ideology hostile to good governance is a good way to get your government wrecked.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:35:15am

Decisions decisions when I go to NYC guys. I want to try Nepali food since one of my co-workers is from Nepal and so is one of our clients.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:35:34am

re: #336 bill d. (b.d.)

their timing is perfect too, roll out another faux outrage story hours before a government shutdown.

I thought it was more designed to distract from the House FusionGPS release.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:37:44am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:38:41am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

Well shiiiiit, Nepali food is the way to go! Especially, if in my best NYC accent, your co-worker “Hey, I knows a place “

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:39:35am

re: #342 Shropshire Slasher

Well shiiiiit, Nepali food is the way to go! Especially, if in my best NYC accent, your co-worker “Hey, I knows a place to get some good food”

I’ve never had it. On my list of food to try.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:39:49am

re: #342 Shropshire Slasher

Well shiiiiit, Nepali food is the way to go! Especially, if in my best NYC accent, your co-worker “Hey, I knows a place to get some good food”

Really?!

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:39:58am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

Decisions decisions when I go to NYC guys. I want to try Nepali food since one of my co-workers is from Nepal and so is one of our clients.

One good thing about New York: If there’s an ethnicity from anywhere in the world that has more than a dozen of its people living in the NYC area (and that takes in like 150+ countries), they will probably have a restaurant somewhere. Here are the Google results for

Nepali restaurants New York

Check ‘em out…..

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:40:20am

re: #344 Belafon

Really what?

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:41:04am

To put things into perspective, all the grief going on right now is over a CR that will only fund the gov’t for 30 days. Not 3 months, not a year, 30 days. And yet the GOP are so desperate to avoid the backlash of a shutdown that they’re talking a 5 day extension as though it will magically unblock the log jam and governing will begin taking place.

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JordanRules  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:41:11am

Free reads!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:41:29am

re: #319 FormerDirtDart

Due to new regulations and decreased funding, only 69 of the 163 rural hospitals in Texas will be able to continue delivering babies, forcing pregnant women in these areas to drive long distances to receive medical care

That is happening in a number of places; in Scotland, where my sister-in-law had to travel from Helensburgh into Glasgow, over 30 miles.
There is still a maternity ward in Bingen, Germany, but the intensive care ward for babies has been moved to Bad Kreuznach; only some ten miles away, but if there is a problem with the child, they only take the baby and leave the mother in Bingen…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:41:52am

re: #345 Jay C

One good thing about New York: If there’s an ethnicity from anywhere int he world that has more than a dozen of its people living in the NYC area (and that takes in 150+countries), they will probably have a restaurant somewhere. Here are the Google results for

Nepali restaurants New York

Check ‘em out…..

Yeah I even found a Slovene place that’s on my list. My friends are near dozens of Polish places.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:43:06am

re: #341 MsJ

Deutsche Bank reported questionable transactions involving President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, or people or businesses near him, to German securities regulators and will forward the info to special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

So now expect a smear campaign against anything to do with Germany and its banking industry and regulatory administration.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:45:15am

re: #349 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is happening in a number of places; in Scotland, where my sister-in-law had to travel from Helensburgh into Glasgow, over 30 miles.
There is still a maternity ward in Bingen, Germany, but the intensive care ward for babies has been moved to Bad Kreuznach; only some ten miles away, but if there is a problem with the child, they only take the baby and leave the mother in Bingen…

The difference is that the “long distances” could be 150+ miles.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:45:56am

re: #319 FormerDirtDart

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:46:29am

A co-worker’s mother has dementia and is in a care facility. For her first two years in the facility, with her dementia bad enough she had to be in a home, she passed the test Trump did. On year-3 she failed it.

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:46:38am

re: #337 makeitstop

Yep, read it wrong. Thought you were talking about Buca di Beppo.

Reading comprehension, what is it??

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451_Montag  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:46:42am

Schumer is going to meet trump!!

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:48:06am

re: #355 plansbandc

Yep, read it wrong. Thought you were talking about Buca di Beppo.

Reading comprehension, what is it??

Me too!

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KingKenrod  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:48:30am

LOL

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:50:36am
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Jay C  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:51:28am

re: #356 451_Montag

Schumer is going to meet trump!!

So Chuck is probably going to the WH to offer up some deal that will totally own Trump and the GOP - and The Yam will probably accept, tweet out some triumphalist bullshit about how it was all his idea, and what a great negotiator he is, and hustle off to FL to make his tee-time.

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:51:39am

re: #358 KingKenrod

LOL

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Trump’s thinking is probably that he thinks he’s got the DNC over a barrel and so now is the chance to be seen as the “deal-maker” by offering some crumb in exchange for preventing a government shutdown. Perhaps another empty promise about how he’ll support the DACA bill, with all but the rubes understanding that he’ll go back on that promise the moment the “crisis” has been averted.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:51:44am

re: #359 MsJ

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Hearing him talk about the sanctity of life is vomit inducing.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:52:03am

re: #343 HappyWarrior

My lawyers have advised me that since I ate dog food as a child please take my recommendation with a grain of sand, apparently it has affected my brain function.
/

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:52:54am

re: #362 HappyWarrior

Hearing him talk about the sanctity of life is vomit inducing.

Especially when it’s clear that ‘sanctity of life’ is never really extended to the born, especially if they have a skin complexion lighter than a peach crayon.

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MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:52:59am

re: #362 HappyWarrior

Hearing him talk about the sanctity of life is vomit inducing.

I give Daniel Dale all the props in the world for listening to trump every day. I would have blown my fucking brains out by now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:53:14am

re: #247 Big Beautiful Door

Pornhub is a treasure trove of data about American’s sexual proclivities. For example, based on the porn people watch, there are a lot of men who are attracted to big women, but they try to date skinny women to impress their friends. If they got over that, a lot of men who are failing in their attmepts to hook up with skinny women could meet a lot of lonely big women who can’t get dates, and everyone would be happier.

My wife is a slightly bigger woman and I have zero regrets about being with her. I’ve never been attracted to really skinny women. I like some curves.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:53:24am

re: #363 Shropshire Slasher

My lawyers have advised me that since I ate dog food as a child please take my recommendation with a grain of sand, apparently it has affected my brain function.
/

Well I’ve liked the food I’ve had in the region but I don’t know the geography of my favorite Indian dishes.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:53:44am

re: #365 MsJ

I give Daniel Dale all the props in the world for listening to trump every day. I would have blown my fucking brains out by now.

I can’t stand that voice.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:54:28am

re: #353 Citizen K

Well, that will totally help with the skyrocketing infant mortality rate.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:55:33am

re: #369 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, that will totally help with the skyrocketing infant mortality rate.

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Yeah but think of the tax cuts for the wealthy that money would take away from.

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:57:10am

re: #369 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, that will totally help with the skyrocketing infant mortality rate.

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Man, what a shithole, where they can’t even provide basic medical care….

Oh wait, this is a state in the US? Er, I mean, this is obviously the fault of the Democrats and free market would fix this if only there weren’t so many regulations.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:58:23am

re: #369 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, that will totally help with the skyrocketing infant mortality rate.

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Not to mention that Texas literally has the worst maternal mortality rate in the entire developed world.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 9:58:47am

re: #371 Targetpractice

Man, what a shithole, where they can’t even provide basic medical care….

Oh wait, this is a state in the US? Er, I mean, this is obviously the fault of the Democrats and free market would fix this if only there weren’t so many regulations.

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You jest but my wingnut friend blames everything bad on regulations. He eats out all the time. Never thinks about that when he’s posting all these stupid anti government memes while at the time wanting to drug test everyone on public assistance.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:01:22am

re: #372 Citizen K

Not to mention that Texas literally has the worst maternal mortality rate in the entire developed world.

My point exactly.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:02:04am

re: #247 Big Beautiful Door

Pornhub is a treasure trove of data about American’s sexual proclivities. For example, based on the porn people watch, there are a lot of men who are attracted to big women, but they try to date skinny women to impress their friends. If they got over that, a lot of men who are failing in their attmepts to hook up with skinny women could meet a lot of lonely big women who can’t get dates, and everyone would be happier.

Yes and looking at those stat reports shows just how kinky the Bi-Bull Belt Red States are!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:03:38am

re: #373 HappyWarrior

You jest but my wingnut friend blames everything bad on regulations. He eats out all the time. Never thinks about that when he’s posting all these stupid anti government memes while at the time wanting to drug test everyone on public assistance.

I know he’s been your friend for a long time, but this guy is a toxic moron. Why associate with someone like that because you once had something in common?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:03:45am

Imagine Trump having to do the SOTU with government shut down…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:04:49am

re: #376 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I know he’s been your friend for a long time, but this guy is a toxic moron. Why associate with someone like that because you once had something in common?

I’ve been asking myself the same. The thing is politics aside he’s a decent guy.

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dangerman  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:05:09am

re: #101 sagehen

So are Puerto Ricans.

and californians

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:05:12am

re: #377 Eclectic Cyborg

Imagine Trump having to do the SOTU with government shut down…

Don’t think that’s ever happened.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:06:01am

re: #379 dangerman

and californians

And “coastal elites@. Which reminds me, how are Trump and co anything but that?

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Mike Lamb  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:07:12am

Listening to NPR on the drive to work this morning regarding the potential shut down…at no point was it mentioned that the GOP controls both the House and Senate, as well as the Executive. It was maddening.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:07:30am

“Deep state” too, dude you’re POTUS.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:08:11am

re: #381 HappyWarrior

And “coastal elites@. Which reminds me, how are Trump and co anything but that?

Because their supporters are morons.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:08:37am

re: #382 Mike Lamb

Listening to NPR on the drive to work this morning regarding the potential shut down…at no point was it mentioned that the GOP controls both the House and Senate, as well as the Executive. It was maddening.

Frustrating. Gotta push the both sides narrative to make the imaginary middle feel content tho. Not saying the middle is imaginary but the media’s idea of it is.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:08:38am

re: #382 Mike Lamb

“Why won’t the Democrats save the GOP from themselves??”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:08:44am

Given Trump’s fear of sharks, I say Katy Perry Shark 2020! The debates would be great.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:09:45am

re: #387 GlutenFreeJesus

Given Trump’s fear of sharks, I say Katy Oerry Shark 2020! The debates would be great.

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Too bad Jaws died. RIP. #QuintTastedGood

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:12:10am

re: #378 HappyWarrior

I’ve been asking myself the same. The thing is politics aside he’s a decent guy.

This line of reasoning has been around a lot lately, such as in that article about how Trump voters are blackballed on Tinder. ‘Just because I’m a Trump supporter doesn’t mean I’m not a nice guy’, and so on. Actually it does. By definition, the opinions you have and the stances you take make you not a decent person. Good people can and do occasionally do bad things, this is true. One lapse does not invalidate a lifetime of good acts. But if you continue to deliberately, stubbornly, hold opinions and take positions that clearly defend selfishness and evil, it is only reasonable to conclude that you are not a good person. You may be pleasant, you may be polite, but you are not good, or decent.

He’s your friend and I would never suggest that you take the opinions of people you’ve never met on the internet over a real life relationship. But I have had no trouble or hesitation cutting Trumpers out of my life, even ones I really liked.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:14:56am

re: #389 Renaissance_Man

This line of reasoning has been around a lot lately, such as in that article about how Trump voters are blackballed on Tinder. ‘Just because I’m a Trump supporter doesn’t mean I’m not a nice guy’, and so on. Actually it does. By definition, the opinions you have and the stances you take make you not a decent person. Good people can and do occasionally do bad things, this is true. One lapse does not invalidate a lifetime of good acts. But if you continue to deliberately, stubbornly, hold opinions and take positions that clearly defend selfishness and evil, it is only reasonable to conclude that you are not a good person. You may be pleasant, you may be polite, but you are not good, or decent.

He’s your friend and I would never suggest that you take the opinions of people you’ve never met on the internet over a real life relationship. But I have had no trouble or hesitation cutting Trumpers out of my life, even ones I really liked.

True. Essentially in the end, I’m not ready to dissolve a friendship that goes back before I understood politics. It’d be almost like cutting off a sibling. But thanks for understanding my frustration and inner turmoil over this.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:15:04am

Hugh Hewitt uttering 100% Frank Luntz talking points on BSRNC…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:15:37am

Good lord this man is a moron

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:15:55am

re: #391 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hugh Hewitt uttering 100% Frank Luntz talking points on BSRNC…

Agh I hate that pompous blow hard.

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sagehen  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:16:33am

re: #318 HappyWarrior

Heh probably not the best thing for a guy on a diet.

A guy on a diet should be eating Japanese.

Here’s one of my favorites:

sushidamo58.com

Near Columbus Circle.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:17:03am

re: #392 FormerDirtDart

Good lord this man is a moron

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They allow babies to be born in the 9th month? The horror.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:17:24am

re: #394 sagehen

A guy on a diet should be eating Japanese.

Here’s one of my favorites:

sushidamo58.com

Near Columbus Circle.

Thanks.

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calochortus  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:18:48am

re: #395 HappyWarrior

They allow babies to be born in the 9th month? The horror.

Yeah, I know I really wanted to be pregnant for at least 10 months, but the law forced me to deliver at 9 months.
I suppose he was aiming for “torn” and missed.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:19:35am

re: #397 calochortus

Yeah, I know I really wanted to be pregnant for at least 10 months, but the law forced me to deliver at 9 months.
I suppose he was aiming for “torn” and missed.

He’s profoundly unintelligent.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:19:41am

Nelson HA HA

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:20:15am

re: #399 Stanley Sea

Nelson HA HA

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No golf for you!

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:20:56am

Got asked about the “ISIS” link claimed on FAUX News, said he’d like to see the evidence

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:22:03am

re: #399 Stanley Sea

Nelson HA HA

Coming soon from Cillizza: “This weekend, he finally held a campaign promise to work and not golf. He’s becoming the president we all want and need.”

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plansbandc  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:22:03am

Shameless page plug. I love what this woman is doing.

littlegreenfootballs.com

404
HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:22:05am

Trump acting like he gives a shit about abortion is like watching Republicans pretend to care about poor people

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Jay C  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:22:15am

re: #399 Stanley Sea

Nelson HA HA

[Embedded content]

OMG! Delaying both a self-congratulatory ego-orgy party AND possibly missing a round of golf?
He’s gonna be PISSED…!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:23:02am

re: #399 Stanley Sea

Nelson HA HA

[Embedded content]

Rage tweets coming in 3…2…1…

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sagehen  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:23:39am

re: #352 Belafon

The difference is that the “long distances” could be 150+ miles.

Americans think 100 years was a long time ago.
Europeans think 100 miles is far away.

408
HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:24:12am

re: #403 plansbandc

Shameless page plug. I love what this woman is doing.

littlegreenfootballs.com

That’s awesome.

409
Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:25:08am

re: #405 Jay C

OMG! Delaying both a self-congratulatory ego-orgy party AND possibly missing a round of golf?
He’s gonna be PISSED…!!

Yeah, but it’s SO presidential!

///////

410
Dave In Austin  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:25:22am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:25:48am

re: #356 451_Montag

Schumer is going to meet trump!!

They will announce an agreement, then Miller will bring Cotton in to talk to Trump, and he will nix it in a tweet!

412
Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:27:38am

re: #409 Targetpractice

Yeah, but it’s SO presidential!

///////

Our hero president sacrifices so much!!!!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:29:19am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:29:26am

re: #356 451_Montag

Schumer is going to meet trump!!

Trump will need some backup.

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dangerman  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:30:23am

re: #347 Targetpractice

To put things into perspective, all the grief going on right now is over a CR that will only fund the gov’t for 30 days. Not 3 months, not a year, 30 days. And yet the GOP are so desperate to avoid the backlash of a shutdown that they’re talking a 5 day extension as though it will magically unblock the log jam and governing will begin taking place.

to add perspective to your perspective, they, and everyone else knew this was coming long ago.

theyre acting like they were just surprised with it last week

416
Weaselone  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:32:33am

re: #364 Citizen K

Especially when it’s clear that ‘sanctity of life’ is never really extended to the born, especially if they have a skin complexion lighter than a peach crayon.

Sanctity of life doesn’t really even extend to the unborn. They’re just antiabortion. It’s not as though they’re clamoring for prenatal care, supplemental nutrition for mothers and advocating for more money for research and treatment of birth defects and genetic abnormalities. They just want the fetus carried to term (without having to chip any money to get to that point) even if the end result is a dead baby that spent it’s entire fleeting life in agony and bankrupt parents.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:33:00am

The thread is worth it, if just for how thoroughly he thrashes Trump

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:33:34am

re: #416 Weaselone

Sanctity of life doesn’t really even extend to the unborn. They’re just antiabortion. It’s not as though they’re clamoring for prenatal care, supplemental nutrition for mothers and advocating for more money for research and treatment of birth defects and genetic abnormalities. They just want the fetus carried to term (without having to chip any money to get to that point) even if the end result is a dead baby that spent it’s entire fleeting life in agony and bankrupt parents.

Exactly.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:34:02am
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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:34:25am

re: #411 Big Beautiful Door

They will announce an agreement, then Miller will bring Cotton in to talk to Trump, and he will nix it in a tweet!

Gotta hand it to Schumer, though. He knew to wait until the last minute before going in, knowing that whoever talks to Fatass last wins.

Schumer must be murder on eBay auctions. :)

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:34:54am

re: #401 FormerDirtDart

Got asked about the “ISIS” link claimed on FAUX News, said he’d like to see the evidence

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:36:00am

re: #420 makeitstop

Gotta hand it to Schumer, though. He knew to wait until the last minute before going in, knowing that whoever talks to Fatass last wins.

Schumer must be murder on eBay auctions. :)

I’ve been pleasantly surprised with him as Minority Leader. He’s a different type than Reid. Not that I disliked Harry mind you but a change wasn’t a bad thing here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:36:29am

re: #421 FormerDirtDart

Yeah but ISIS!

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:37:20am

re: #415 dangerman

to add perspective to your perspective, they, and everyone else knew this was coming long ago.

theyre acting like they were just surprised with it last week

Reminder: appropriation bills are supposed to be passed before the end of the prior fiscal year, which in this case is September 2017. So we’re already way behind as it is. So, yeah, the 30 days is kind of silly to start with.

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Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:37:45am

re: #390 HappyWarrior

True. Essentially in the end, I’m not ready to dissolve a friendship that goes back before I understood politics. It’d be almost like cutting off a sibling. But thanks for understanding my frustration and inner turmoil over this.

I think the problem here is you have a “theoretical” problem. In other words, since this guy seems to be all mouth and not much action, you can overlook it. Now, what will you do when his cheerleading contributes to another Charlottesville? You don’t think his postings and forwardings can instigate such a thing? You don’t think some asshole will read about the “welfare cheats”, lose it, and commit violence? Speech may be free, but not free of consequences. I won’t even speculate that your friend could do violence himself, because I’m sure you would deny it. Everyone always denies it and says what a surprise it was when interviewed later.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:38:58am

The bizarre rise and dramatic fall of Louise Mensch and her ‘Blue Detectives’
A year later, why does anyone still listen to Seth Abramson?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:39:02am

re: #421 FormerDirtDart

That’s what they want you to think. It’s Deep State and ISIS although Trump defeated ISIS and Trump has YUUUUUGE Accomplishments.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:40:19am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:40:39am

re: #426 Stanley Sea

Yeah they’re discrediting the real investigation.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:41:45am

re: #425 Old Liberal

I think the problem here is you have a “theoretical” problem. In other words, since this guy seems to be all mouth and not much action, you can overlook it. Now, what will you do when his cheerleading contributes to another Charlottesville? You don’t think his postings and forwardings can instigate such a thing? You don’t think some asshole will read about the “welfare cheats”, lose it, and commit violence? Speech may be free, but not free of consequences. I won’t even speculate that your friend could do violence himself, because I’m sure you would deny it. Everyone always denies it and says what a surprise it was when interviewed later.

That’s a good point. I’m just struggling because it’s my oldest friend. Anyone else? I’d cut off years ago tbh.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:42:04am

re: #428 FormerDirtDart

But I have scene THE MEMO and it is so TERRIBLE shows collusion between FISA and Obama and Hillary and Kremlin SO BAD! RELEASE THE KRAKEN MEMO

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:42:41am

re: #431 Sir John Barron

But I have scene THE MEMO and it is so TERRIBLE shows collusion between FISA and Obama and Hillary and Kremlin SO BAD! RELEASE THE KRAKEN MEMO

433
HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:46:12am

Thanks guys. It’s frustrating and I know y’all don’t want to hear about my inner dramas. Just sucks when you thought you knew someone but you really didn’t in many a way right or worse that maybe it was always there and you overlooked it? I’m fortunate that my immediate family is against this mess. of an administration. In fact, Mom seems more aware of her immigrant grandparents with all the attacks on immigrants, learning about their lives from my research, and having a first generation American granddaughter too. My closest brother in age has revealed himself to be a man of great empathy for those different than him too. He’s been to parts of Africa that Trump would call a shithole and made friends with the people there and showed a profound respect for them and their culture.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:46:49am

re: #399 Stanley Sea

Nelson HA HA

Ben Jacobs

@Bencjacobs
Per pooler @cam_joseph, Trump’s departure for Florida this afternoon has officially been cancelled

1:10 PM - Jan 19, 2018
32 32 Replies 55 55 Retweets 100 100 likes

I don’t know if I can laugh at this. The Orange Behemoth will turn this into an example of how he is staying to work hard to Make America Great Again™.

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Targetpractice  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:48:10am

Considering the House has gone into recess, I can’t foresee any scenario where Trump avoids a shutdown without the DNC knuckling under and voting for the CR bill. Any changes would mean sending the bill back to the House, same with the Senate passing their own bill. And any “deal” made with Trump personally will be worthless.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:48:52am

re: #433 HappyWarrior

Thanks guys. It’s frustrating and I know y’all don’t want to hear about my inner dramas. Just sucks when you thought you knew someone but you really didn’t in many a way right or worse that maybe it was always there and you overlooked it?

Met up with my ex just before Xmas at a music session (we met playing music and were once bandmates) after being broken up for two months.

Saw a side of her that I never, ever encountered. Did not expect her to be warm or welcoming, but not a totally cold and dismissive folk music diva.

437
FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:49:12am
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Jay C  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:50:04am

re: #422 HappyWarrior

I’ve been pleasantly surprised with him as Minority Leader. He’s a different type than Reid. Not that I disliked Harry mind you but a change wasn’t a bad thing here.

I agree: chronic carping from portside about Schumer aside, he’s done (IMO) a bang-up job keeping the Senate Dems together: Harry Reid was, all things considered a better Leader, but, as you say, it’s mainly a matter of style. I think Reid, if he were still around, would have gone to see Trump and work out the same sort of deal (i.e. chumping The Yam and the GOP big-time) but insist on delivering a figurative kick-in-the-balls to Mitch McConnell - and any stray GOPers in the way - in the process. Chuck, I think, doesn’t care as much about that: but as long as the results are the same, who cares?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:51:10am

re: #433 HappyWarrior

Thanks guys. It’s frustrating and I know y’all don’t want to hear about my inner dramas. Just sucks when you thought you knew someone but you really didn’t in many a way right or worse that maybe it was always there and you overlooked it? I’m fortunate that my immediate family is against this mess. of an administration. In fact, Mom seems more aware of her immigrant grandparents with all the attacks on immigrants, learning about their lives from my research, and having a first generation American granddaughter too. My closest brother in age has revealed himself to be a man of great empathy for those different than him too. He’s been to parts of Africa that Trump would call a shithole and made friends with the people there and showed a profound respect for them and their culture.

You could start by telling him that the hate and ignorance he posts online makes the world worse, and could encourage unstable people to do terrible things. He may cut you out of his life if you criticize his poor judgement, or he may (long shot) straighten out.

440
HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:52:17am

re: #436 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Met up with my ex just before Xmas at a music session (we met playing music and were once bandmates) after being broken up for two months.

Saw a side of her that I never, ever encountered. Did not expect her to be warm or welcoming, but not a totally cold and dismissive folk music diva.

Yeah you just sometimes never notice certain things in people when you got on with them. Likewise, you may overlook a great quality because you didn’t get along with someone.

441
Belafon  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:52:42am

re: #437 FormerDirtDart

I’m sure he meant that as a compliment.

442
MsJ  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:54:06am

re: #437 FormerDirtDart

Just fucking gag me. These people.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:57:09am

re: #437 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

The face that just begs to be smacked with a dozen custard pies…

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:58:22am

re: #425 Old Liberal

I think the problem here is you have a “theoretical” problem. In other words, since this guy seems to be all mouth and not much action, you can overlook it. Now, what will you do when his cheerleading contributes to another Charlottesville? You don’t think his postings and forwardings can instigate such a thing? You don’t think some asshole will read about the “welfare cheats”, lose it, and commit violence? Speech may be free, but not free of consequences. I won’t even speculate that your friend could do violence himself, because I’m sure you would deny it. Everyone always denies it and says what a surprise it was when interviewed later.

How are you sure he would deny it?

You’ll probably jump all over me and make some assumptions but some of the stuff you post is over-the-top.

Live life the way you want, disassociate who you want, but to make assumptions and trying to tell others what to do is really crass.

But it sure is easy to do on the ‘net when you have no feel for the reality of others.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:58:30am

re: #440 HappyWarrior

Yeah you just sometimes never notice certain things in people when you got on with them. Likewise, you may overlook a great quality because you didn’t get along with someone.

She was good at keeping those things hidden from me. Probably why it ended, she got tired of hiding it. Have since heard things about her that make me ask if it is the same person they are talking about.

We got along fine from day to day and week to week but never talked about the long-term issues at any length. Not something she liked to do, and I was not one to press the point.

446
Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 10:59:45am

re: #433 HappyWarrior

Thanks guys. It’s frustrating and I know y’all don’t want to hear about my inner dramas. Just sucks when you thought you knew someone but you really didn’t in many a way right or worse that maybe it was always there and you overlooked it? I’m fortunate that my immediate family is against this mess. of an administration. In fact, Mom seems more aware of her immigrant grandparents with all the attacks on immigrants, learning about their lives from my research, and having a first generation American granddaughter too. My closest brother in age has revealed himself to be a man of great empathy for those different than him too. He’s been to parts of Africa that Trump would call a shithole and made friends with the people there and showed a profound respect for them and their culture.

I think you seem like a good man and I’d be proud to hang with you. Thinking things through is always a good idea, and it is brave to ask for other perspectives. This dark time will pass. Remember, the expression of “brother against brother” in the U.S. Civil War wasn’t a cliché, they were resigned to kill each other. I wish the right wing powers had not poisoned the well so bad.

447
Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:00:45am

re: #444 ObserverArt

How are you sure he would deny it?

You’ll probably jump all over me and make some assumptions but some of the stuff you post is over-the-top.

Live life the way you want, disassociate who you want, but to make assumptions and trying to tell others what to do is really crass.

But it sure is easy to do on the ‘net when you have no feel for the reality of others.

Happy Warrior, do you think your friend would commit violence? Can you envision a situation where that would happen?

448
Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:00:47am
449
ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:01:12am

re: #437 FormerDirtDart

The Hill

@thehill
Graham calls Tom Cotton “the Steve King of the Senate” hill.cm

1:46 PM - Jan 19, 2018
74 74 Replies 138 138 Retweets 374 374 likes

When are the fights with shoe tossing and name calling on the floor of the Senate going to start

450
jeffreyw  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:02:00am

re: #242 retired cynic

How do you keep the squirrels from just eating everything??

We send the Brittany Boy out to put a scare into ‘em.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:03:01am

re: #444 ObserverArt

How are you sure he would deny it?

You’ll probably jump all over me and make some assumptions but some of the stuff you post is over-the-top.

Live life the way you want, disassociate who you want, but to make assumptions and trying to tell others what to do is really crass.

But it sure is easy to do on the ‘net when you have no feel for the reality of others.

I honestly would be shocked if he did commit violence because he’s not a violent guy. Difference between being violent and narrow minded.

452
HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:05:10am

re: #447 Old Liberal

Happy Warrior, do you think your friend would commit violence? Can you envision a situation where that would happen?

I honestly would be shocked by it. I think he’s narrow minded and bigoted and classist but not a violent person. I think he honest to God has been blinded by propaganda that prevents him from seeing the humanity in others. He’s got a really weird hard on against communists which I find hilarious since he’s probably never actually met any.

453
ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:05:25am

re: #447 Old Liberal

Happy Warrior, do you think your friend would commit violence? Can you envision a situation where that would happen?

You want to answer my question?

You said you are sure. Why ask Happy when you are sure?

454
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:06:58am

re: #448 Charles Johnson

455
Renaissance_Man  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:09:32am

re: #451 HappyWarrior

I honestly would be shocked if he did commit violence because he’s not a violent guy. Difference between being violent and narrow minded.

It’s not in everyone to commit violence personally. The question I ask is: if the call came out from FOX and the administration that Hillary supporters/Hispanics/whatever were threats to the nation and should be reported to the authorities for close observation, would they report their neighbours? Would they report their friends? Would they report me?

This is hypothetical, but not as far-fetched a scenario as one might think. FOX throws offhand rhetoric that is perilously close to this every day. I don’t know how all of them would react in such circumstances - I have read stories, for instance, of racist white Southerners sheltering innocent black men from lynch mobs at risk to themselves, which give me hope for humanity. However, in the case of most of the Trumpers I know, I look at them and conclude that they would. They would absolutely put me on the trains. They are a cult.

456
HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:11:13am

re: #455 Renaissance_Man

It’s not in everyone to commit violence personally. The question I ask is: if the call came out from FOX and the administration that Hillary supporters/Hispanics/whatever were threats to the nation and should be reported to the authorities for close observation, would they report their neighbours? Would they report their friends? Would they report me?

This is hypothetical, but not as far-fetched a scenario as one might think. FOX throws offhand rhetoric that is perilously close to this every day. I don’t know how all of them would react in such circumstances - I have read stories, for instance, of racist white Southerners sheltering innocent black men from lynch mobs at risk to themselves, which give me hope for humanity. However, in the case of most of the Trumpers I know, I look at them and conclude that they would. They would absolutely put me on the trains. They are a cult.

Well I unfortunately can’t answer that. You’re right about the Trumpers though.

457
Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:11:51am

re: #444 ObserverArt

How are you sure he would deny it?

You’ll probably jump all over me and make some assumptions but some of the stuff you post is over-the-top.

Live life the way you want, disassociate who you want, but to make assumptions and trying to tell others what to do is really crass.

But it sure is easy to do on the ‘net when you have no feel for the reality of others.

If you find my posts where I tell someone else what to do, let me know so I can apologize. I do try to say what I have done. I don’t know anyone else’s situation. If the strength of my opinions seems to be me telling someone what to do, that is not my intent. My intent is to strongly state my perspective. As for denying, I would deny that anyone I know would commit violence, because that is the normal perspective, to deny that anyone in our circle could do bad things. However, I do assert that recent evidence shows that people who engage in extreme social media postings in fact do commit violence. But rather than suggest that HW’s friend could commit violence- an assertion without basis and which would be denied rightfully by HW- I simply indicate that people posting unbased rightwing memes can cause others to act out.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:12:34am

I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I read about the rise of the Third Reich too. There’s a terrific book I just read earlier this winter called Winter about these two German brothers. One joins the NSDAP and the other becomes Anti-Nazi. You know that going in but you don’t know which brother goes which way until the middle of the novel.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:14:13am

re: #449 ObserverArt

When are the fights with shoe tossing and name calling on the floor of the Senate going to start

The Congress has become The Jerry Springer Show.

460
Old Liberal  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:17:12am

re: #453 ObserverArt

You want to answer my question?

You said you are sure. Why ask Happy when you are sure?

I believe your question has been answered. If not, please let me know.

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ObserverArt  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:24:42am

re: #457 Old Liberal

If you find my posts where I tell someone else what to do, let me know so I can apologize. I do try to say what I have done. I don’t know anyone else’s situation. If the strength of my opinions seems to be me telling someone what to do, that is not my intent. My intent is to strongly state my perspective. As for denying, I would deny that anyone I know would commit violence, because that is the normal perspective, to deny that anyone in our circle could do bad things. However, I do assert that recent evidence shows that people who engage in extreme social media postings in fact do commit violence. But rather than suggest that HW’s friend could commit violence- an assertion without basis and which would be denied rightfully by HW- I simply indicate that people posting unbased rightwing memes can cause others to act out.

I brought it up because there was some discussion about a past exchange of posts that really upset a long time member here.

I understand a lot of your points, but you have to give other people room to make decisions, especially when it comes down to family and real friends.

Plus, if you cut people off, you eliminate doing good by trying to change them. Sure, some are hopeless, but the right thing to do is try to change them. If there is no hope and it is very evident, then staying away can be a good thing too.

I know, I have an older brother that I avoid because it does his wife and others in our family no good to see him get all worked up. Call it keeping the peace. We all have tried to ease him down, but he sees himself as the family leader and cannot be questioned. So we gave up questioning. It makes me sad. But it was my/our decision.

I wouldn’t want someone on the ‘net tell me I should do this or that. It’s too personal.

That is all.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 19, 2018 • 11:25:28am

re: #331 Belafon

From the House FusionGPS meeting (Daily Kos link):

and

Here’s a big bombshell:

I can’t find it, but I remember in one off hand comment during the campaign said something like “I know a lot of real tough guys, you don’t want to know what they’re capable of”.

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Charmingly Persistent  Jan 19, 2018 • 12:01:40pm

re: #430 HappyWarrior

That’s a good point. I’m just struggling because it’s my oldest friend. Anyone else? I’d cut off years ago tbh.

I have a thought: You could explain that you find his views on immigration, race, and poverty so abhorrent that you need to keep politics out of your relationship to be able to stay friends. Unfriend him on Facebook or wherever else he posts these opinions. You guys can email or whatever as long as he doesn’t bring that stuff up.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 19, 2018 • 1:23:52pm

re: #280 Shropshire Slasher

I forgot about this place, they serve it family style:

bucadibeppo.com

Idiocracy - Family Style


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Steely Dan: More Than Just a BandPOLYPHONIC MERCHANDISE: store.dftba.com Music by Pracs: SoundCloud Support me on Patreon: patreon.com Twitter: @watchpolyphonicFacebook: facebook.com
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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Performing ‘You Worry Me’ Live on KCRW Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats released their excellent sophomore album Tearing at the Seams earlier this year and have been on the road ever since. Inspired by personal drama, but full of hope, the new songs come alive ...
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Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer There's a lot more to the lyrics and the video than you first see, while the music amd vocal style reminds me of some "hopeful while showing the hopeless" '70's tunes. “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino smarturl.ittour tickets ...
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The 36% Deplorables Still Back the Babooncnn.com No suprise to me. Despite the raving lunatic Tweets, the nonsense policy decisions, the stoking of racial tensions, the Mafia Thug style approach to law, and the blatant grabs for more power, Trump has not dipped in his support ...
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