This Is Real Singing: Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz, “It Only Takes a Taste”

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Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz sing “It Only Takes A Taste” from Waitress The Musical!

Sara Bareilles is picking up a second shift in Waitress The Musical starting January 16th for 6 weeks only! She’ll be joining Jason Mraz for 2 weeks before she takes on the role of Jenna for 4 more weeks!

Tickets available at waitressthemusical.com

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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2018 • 9:23:36pm
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Kragar  Jan 21, 2018 • 9:42:00pm

Reposting from earlier

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Kragar  Jan 21, 2018 • 9:50:26pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 21, 2018 • 10:11:48pm

I first saw Jason Mraz waaaay back.

Love him & have seen many of his shows.

This is perfect for him, he is so talented.

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Kragar  Jan 21, 2018 • 10:52:39pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 21, 2018 • 10:58:55pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2018 • 11:00:39pm

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 21, 2018 • 11:12:17pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2018 • 11:12:40pm
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Kragar  Jan 22, 2018 • 12:02:53am

I can’t fucking stand bigots.

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Teukka  Jan 22, 2018 • 12:46:42am

Good Morning Stockholm

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:07:56am
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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:09:47am

re: #2 Kragar

My Conclusion: Avoid like the Plague/Ed Sheeran*.

*I’ve got nothing against people being successful, It’s just everything I’ve heard of his is awful.

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Scout  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:11:31am

It’s 6:10 p.m. Monday in Tokyo and snowing fit to beat the band.

The commute home is going to be horrific, to say the least.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:14:45am
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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:14:50am

re: #7 Charles Johnson

The Princes of Darkness, Satan / Lucifer MorningStar is mentioned in the Christian Bible, yet none feel the need to state his mention wasn’t in his/its positive favour.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:16:19am

re: #14 Scout

It’s 6:10 p.m. Monday in Tokyo and snowing fit to beat the band.

The commute home is going to be horrific, to say the least.

It snows in Tokyo? Why do I not know this at my age?

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Scout  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:18:11am

re: #17 Single-handed sailor

It snows in Tokyo? Why do I not know this at my age?

Generally, one good snowfall a year (meaning the snow sticks to the ground).

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:19:45am

re: #18 Scout

Generally, one good snowfall a year (meaning the snow sticks to the ground).

We had one once in SF bay area, back in 1975-76.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:19:55am

re: #17 Single-handed sailor

Well you know now!

(I knew it could snow in Tokyo, yet I’ve never seen snow IRL. Frak, if it can snow in Tel Aviv, it can snow anywhere, bar where I am.)

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Kragar  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:21:07am

re: #17 Single-handed sailor

It snows in Tokyo? Why do I not know this at my age?

Same latitude as Raleigh or Santa Fe

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:22:23am

I just started re-watching old episodes of DS9 on Netflix so this especially funny to me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:22:51am

re: #13 Aussie Apocalypse

My Conclusion: Avoid like the Plague/Ed Sheeran*.

*I’ve got nothing against people being successful, It’s just everything I’ve heard of his is awful.

I cannot say awful, but it not impressed me at all.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:23:40am

re: #21 Kragar

Same latitude as Raleigh or Santa Fe

so, South of here at the 38th.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:28:01am

re: #14 Scout

It’s 6:10 p.m. Monday in Tokyo and snowing fit to beat the band.

The commute home is going to be horrific, to say the least.

We have not had a proper snowfall, as in one that sticks around for more than a day or two, here in the Middle Rhine Valley for some years now.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:31:56am

Don’t Worry, You Can Still Buy a Gun During a Government Shutdown
FBI background checks will continue while send workers home.
bloomberg.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:36:38am

re: #26 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Don’t Worry, You Can Still Buy a Gun During a Government Shutdown
FBI background checks will continue while send workers home.
bloomberg.com

Firearms subject to background checks performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation can still be purchased during the government shutdown, which began Saturday morning after Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a funding deal.

at first, I read “were unable to agree on a fucking deal.”

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Scout  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:36:43am

This is outside my office right now (central Tokyo):

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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:37:20am

re: #23 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Potayto / Potahto. I seldom listen to radio, only hearing current popular music infrequently. Sheeran isn’t ear-drum bleeding but I’d never choose to listen to his music. Ed himself doesn’t seem like a bad guy, so I can’t hate/ dislike him. His music isn’t for me, so not direct hate is warranted.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:38:09am

Here on the west coast of the US the snow latitudes end about 40 degrees North latitude. South of Eureka, California you don’t see snow near sea level on the coast except in rare instances. Our winter snow level rarely drops below 3,000 feet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:39:20am

re: #29 Aussie Apocalypse

Potayto / Potahto. I seldom listen to radio, only hearing current popular music infrequently. Sheeran isn’t ear-drum bleeding but I’d never choose to listen to his music. Ed himself doesn’t seem like a bad guy, so I can’t hate/ dislike him. His music isn’t for me, so not direct hate is warranted.

only reason he even gained my attention was the kerfuffle over him allegedly plagiarizing a Tom Petty song: “Stay With Me”/”Won’t Back Down”

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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:45:55am

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You never saw the pearl-clutching over Eddy being in a scene of “Game Of Thrones”? I don’t think he had any spoken dialogue, but It did annoy someone somewhere.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:54:15am

re: #32 Aussie Apocalypse

You never saw the pearl-clutching over Eddy being in a scene of “Game Of Thrones”? I don’t think he had any spoken dialogue, but It did annoy someone somewhere.

Ex- GF and I (with whom I would watch most anything together) started watching the first two episodes of GoT and never had any interest in watching any further.

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LastYearsMan  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:57:07am

re: #28 Scout

This is outside my office right now (central Tokyo):

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Shinjuku?

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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 2:06:31am

re: #33 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My Dad watched/ still does GoT (On DVD) and it seems (from what I’ve seen) the sexual stuff has been removed in the more recent seasons. (Sexual violence has always been distasteful to me. I don’t know why, it is probably a bit too real. I do vaguely remember playing the demos of Quake II (still one of the best FPS games of all times) when I was 8 or 9, so I’m probably use to Violence, just not of the Sexy variety.)

From what I hear, the sex/rape was a bit phoned in; i.e. Didn’t really seem to have a purpose, or reason other than to show female T and A.

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freetoken  Jan 22, 2018 • 2:11:06am

re: #35 Aussie Apocalypse

I’ve only seen the first episode of GoT, and only half at that, as when they started to throw in the midget sex it became clear to me it wasn’t a show for my tastes.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 2:15:29am

re: #36 freetoken

I can’t say I’ve seen an entire episode, but Midget sex IS niche.

*P.S. It does have to be said that Peter Dinklage has managed to keep his dignity (as an actor) throughout his tenantry as Tyrion. It could be I see him as a Troll-Slayer (In NeverWinter Nights/ Dungeons and Dragons terms), not only as someone who is a shorty.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 2:30:52am

re: #36 freetoken

I’ve only seen the first episode of GoT, and only half at that, as when they started to throw in the midget sex it became clear to me it wasn’t a show for my tastes.

I had no issue with rapey midget sex or anything, it just did not appeal to me as entertainment, I am a fan of Lord of the Rings, but in general not big into fantas;, I prefer historical fiction or alternative historical fiction (loved Man in the High Castle both as novel and series) but too many dungeons and dragons leave me cold.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 2:51:03am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I had no issue with rapey midget sex or anything, it just did not appeal to me as entertainment, I am a fan of Lord of the Rings, but in general not big into fantas;, I prefer historical fiction or alternative historical fiction (loved Man in the High Castle both as novel and series) but too many dungeons and dragons leave me cold.

GoT is a slightly fantasized version of historical dynastic struggles. I think Martin used the War of the Roses as one source. The actual magic in GoT is subdued, and within the universe largely forgotten. There were dragons, but they are believed to be extinct. There were zombies called white walkers, not seen in centuries and considered mythical. An ancient elf-like people called the Children of the Forest have all but disappeared, and are also mythical. Skin walkers exist, but they are rare. One of the themes of GoT is the growing realization of some of the people that there really are forces beyond their imagination, and if they don’t pull together, all humans will eventually become extinct, too.

Parallels with real-life climate change may be purely coincidental.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 2:52:03am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can’t say I’ve given GoT a chance, but I find Fantasy (novels, and their TV versions ) hard to enjoy, Bar Pratchett. I liked some his book “series” (they aren’t really series but a common thread) but I’ve enjoyed all of the television works, animated and live-action.

It is easier to swallow high violence fantasy; Rogue Halflings cutting the throats of assassination targets as the sleep or Berserk Barbarians dual-wielding Great-axes Slaying the creatures of the Keep (At least that’s my memories of NeverWinter Nights.) It probably helps I spent my early years playing Diablo II.

I tend to find Fantasy hard to get into, Bar Tolkien and most Pratchett. they somehow keep my attention.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 2:53:03am

Shit, now I have the notion to watch Game of Thrones from the beginning. Curses!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 2:57:17am

re: #40 Aussie Apocalypse

I can’t say I’ve given GoT a chance, but I find Fantasy (novels, and their TV versions ) hard to enjoy, Bar Pratchett. I liked some his book “series” (they aren’t really series but a common thread) but I’ve enjoyed all of the television works, animated and live-action.

I picked up the Discworld series in the middle, which is good, had I started from the beginning, I probably would have abandoned it, as it was still too close in style to standard fantasy.

But I learned with TP that if I got more than three pages without discovering a cleverly crafted and well hidden pun, that I should go back as I had obviously missed something.

A good TP novel always winds up with me flinging the book at the wall and screaming out loud at least once over the way he walks you right down the garden path…

Another fellow who carries on in that tradition is Jasper Fforde (The Eyre Affair and its series of sequels). He has puns that make me want to rip the wall out and throw it at the book.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:11:06am

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I’ve tried reading some Discworld novels and getting bored and stopping, can’t remember which books though. I Love the Samuel Vimes Saga (Starting with Guards! Guards!), It maybe that Vimes is just very likable, the individual guard-persons are great and one wants to read more about them (Captain Carrot, Nobby Nobbs, Littlebottom, Colon and Detritus) and what Vetinari is letting come what maybe, knowing doing nothing is the best outcome for him, and for all.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:13:57am

Stained glass time lapse, Washington National Cathedral:

Stained glass time lapse, Final edit

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Scout  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:16:15am

re: #34 LastYearsMan

Shinjuku?

Minato-ku.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:24:05am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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These guys are assholes. I know Manning is gullible but JFC.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:27:40am

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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The far left has terrible judgment in characters.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:31:31am

Morning Joke is laying the seeds for Dufus to fire Miller (which he should).

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:34:32am

re: #48 Dave In Austin

Morning Joke is laying the seeds for Dufus to fire Miller (which he should).

Should have never been hired. But Kelly shares Miller’s views.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:39:03am

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Mangop hasn’t tweeted yet this morning which to me is always suspect. Joe is giving him no quarter this morning and it’s all pointed at Miller. “The fact that “the President” would allow himself to be led around by the nose by a 35 yr old.” You know that Asshole is has the big 3 on.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 22, 2018 • 3:59:31am

From late yesterday…
re: #222 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Late reply, but. Latest studies out are indicating that repeated head bashing can lead to TBI, no concussion required. So, basically, the game is unsafe to play, period. Pretty sure I don’t have to say this here, but parents, do not let your children play football!

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Jay C  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:01:37am

re: #48 Dave In Austin

Morning Joke is laying the seeds for Dufus to fire Miller (which he should).

Admittedly, this would make a lot of sense, and be good politics (which is why I doubt Trump will do it, unless talked into it by - probably- Kelly). I think even in the Trump WH, it’s starting to dawn on them that their obsessive anti-immigrant policies - even though they’re the last even-remotely “popular” part of The Yam’s agenda- might be reaching a point of diminishing returns: especially as the Admin seems so far, to have failed in its attempt to push all the blame for the government shutdown onto the Democrats. Between the competing narratives of “cracking down on illegal aliens” vs. “deporting kids who’ve been here all their lives”, the latter seems, so far, to be proving more persuasive. Maybe.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:13:29am

re: #50 Dave In Austin

Mangop hasn’t tweeted yet this morning which to me is always suspect. Joe is giving him no quarter this morning and it’s all pointed at Miller. “The fact that “the President” would allow himself to be led around by the nose by a 35 yr old.” You know that Asshole is has the big 3 on.

Yeah I think Trump if he’s up is watching Fox. It’s an interesting tactic that Joe is using, appealing to Trump’s vanity.

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:15:30am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:16:16am

re: #52 Jay C

Admittedly, this would make a lot of sense, and be good politics (which is why I doubt Trump will do it, unless talked into it by - probably- Kelly). I think even in the Trump WH, it’s starting to dawn on them that their obsessive anti-immigrant policies - even though they’re the last even-remotely “popular” part of The Yam’s agenda- might be reaching a point of diminishing returns: especially as the Admin seems so far, to have failed in its attempt to push all the blame for the government shutdown onto the Democrats. Between the competing narratives of “cracking down on illegal aliens” vs. “deporting kids who’ve been here all their lives”, the latter seems, so far, to be proving more persuasive. Maybe.

The stories about the family men whether the Polish-American doctor and the Mexican-American family man, and the GOP’s attempt to blame any violence on Dems could be backfiring but the thing is they need their base to keep them in, and their base is still hateful. I saw the idiotic gumball meme this morning already.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:16:57am

re: #54 JordanRules

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Uh huh.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:17:30am

Up early today because I’m going to an event for the local Dems.

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meteor  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:31:45am

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Stay With Me is by Sam Smith.

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Jay C  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:36:09am

re: #55 HappyWarrior

The stories about the family men whether the Polish-American doctor and the Mexican-American family man, and the GOP’s attempt to blame any violence on Dems could be backfiring but the thing is they need their base to keep them in, and their base is still hateful. I saw the idiotic gumball meme this morning already.

Yeah: that’s the thing: that “base” has, so far been the (mangy) tail that’s wagged the (sick, fleabitten) dog in the GOP: but on a national level, they are going to need more than that. In my estimation - in my authoritative capacity as Some Random Guy On The Internet - the political dynamics in 2018 are that Trump’s base of support is very deep, but narrow: the “Opposition”/”Resistance” is very wide but shallow. Which side is going to have more momentum/motivation going into the midterms is going to be of vital importance.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:40:05am

re: #59 Jay C

Yeah: that’s the thing: that “base” has, so far been the (mangy) tail that’s wagged the (sick, fleabitten) dog in the GOP: but on a national level, they are going to need more than that. In my estimation - in my authoritative capacity as Some Random Guy On The Internet - the political dynamics in 2018 are that Trump’s base of support is very deep, but narrow: the “Opposition”/”Resistance” is very wide but shallow. Which side is going to have more momentum/motivation going into the midterms is going to be of vital importance.

As long as Trump can continue to fool his base into thinking he’s winning, they’ll support him. But once he founders, all but the very loyal will turn on him. Already, people who have lost jobs or haven’t seen the immediate return of coal and factory jobs are pissed at Trump for betraying them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:40:35am

re: #47 HappyWarrior

The far left has terrible judgment in characters.

Idealists are easy to manipulate.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:48:08am

re: #54 JordanRules

You know, I had a lot of responsibility at a young age too. So much so that I spent a huge portion of that time as a caretaker instead of being a kid. More than any kid should have to. And guess what? I am more qualified than Jared, but still nowhere close to being up to that task.

At what point does too much money make you stupid? I think this crew has reached the maximum allowable.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:52:01am

re: #60 wheat-dogg

As long as Trump can continue to fool his base into thinking he’s winning, they’ll support him. But once he founders, all but the very loyal will turn on him. Already, people who have lost jobs or haven’t seen the immediate return of coal and factory jobs are pissed at Trump for betraying them.

On NPR not long after tRumps election I listened to them talk to a couple people that voted for tRump. They were saying they pretty much gave him 18 months to show if he could do anything. Like he had some kinda new way to do things that no one had ever thought of. But some tRump voters are going to be looking at their choice without the rose-colored glasses soon, many may be already.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:52:23am

re: #41 wheat-dogg

Shit, now I have the notion to watch Game of Thrones from the beginning. Curses!

Hubby and I just started doing that. It’s great. Really love the story and intrigue. We fast forward through the sex. Looking forward to next year’s final season when (hopefully) all the strings are tied up.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:52:33am

re: #62 A Mom Anon

At what point does too much money make you stupid? I think this crew has reached the maximum allowable.

Too many people are still sold on the notion that being rich automatically means you are smarter and better at everything.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:53:54am

re: #63 Eventual Carrion

On NPR not long after tRumps election I listened to them talk to a couple people that voted for tRump. They were saying they pretty much gave him 18 months to show if he could do anything.

I would like to know what share of the participants in the recent Women’s Marches were former Trump supporters/voters.

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:59:21am

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Good morning!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 22, 2018 • 4:59:37am

re: #64 Patricia Kayden

Hubby and I just started doing that. It’s great. Really love the story and intrigue. We fast forward through the sex. Looking forward to next year’s final season when (hopefully) all the strings are tied up.

Next years season has been put off for a year… Unless that is what you meant by next year?

After salivating fans have been left on tenterhooks for the overdue seventh season, which was delayed so filming took place over the winter, Game of Thrones’ concluding run might not be hitting screens until 2019.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:16:22am

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Too many people are still sold on the notion that being rich automatically means you are smarter and better at everything.

Yeah, I had someone in a bar awhile back try that one me. I said tRump was a moron. He says, “How did he get so rich?”. And I said, “Because his parents fucked. Doesn’t take a lot of business acumen to fuck. Fly’s fuck. Everything he has ever tried on his own has gone into the business world shitter.”

Bars are a bad place to get into such interactions. Don’t even get me started on the back and forth I had Saturday with a mental midget conspiracy nut job over the jobs numbers for the past year in comparison to the last few previous years. He was laughing that I believed the job numbers coming from the government. I told him that business people depend on those reported numbers to make hiring decisions and wage decisions, and they would be royally pissed if those numbers were being messed with. When the facts can offhandedly be ignored as fake, it pretty much isn’t worth discussing anymore. So I just quit the conversation at that point and I’m sure he went away figuring he had won. Oh well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:21:06am

re: #69 Eventual Carrion

Yeah, I had someone in a bar awhile back try that one me. I said tRump was a moron. He says, “How did he get so rich?”. And I said, “Because his parents fucked. Doesn’t take a lot of business acumen to fuck. Fly’s fuck. Everything he has ever tried on his own has gone into the business world shitter.”

Somebody pointed out that if Trump had simply taken his inheritance and invested it in a stock market fund, he would be worth twice what he claims to be worth today.

But then he would have had to finance his own presidential campaign instead of having it provided nearly free of charge by the news networks.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:22:06am

re: #67 jeffreyw

Unruly mob……..

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:26:18am

re: #71 Dave In Austin

Unruly mob……..

Of course. Blue Jay’s are pricks. I love when a group of Finch have had enough and you see 6 or 7 Finches chasing off a Blue Jay.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:29:48am

re: #68 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Yes I know that it will be shown next year. Kind of disappointed because I have free HBO until April. Oh well.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:32:39am

re: #64 Patricia Kayden

Hubby and I just started doing that. It’s great. Really love the story and intrigue. We fast forward through the sex. Looking forward to next year’s final season when (hopefully) all the strings are tied up.

It’s interesting to see how the writers prefigure later events. I just finished the first episode, and I could see how decisions or statements made then had more meanings than I had picked up the first time I watched it.

Spoiler warning:

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:34:37am

re: #68 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Next years season has been put off for a year… Unless that is what you meant by next year?

I follow Emilia Clarke on Instagram. She posted she was exhausted from filming several episodes at once, like making a movie.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:40:09am

There is a lot of stuff that has been put off a little longer than usual. The BBC series “TABOO” is going to start filming a second season this year.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:42:56am

The editing job I now have requires me to read some very over-the-top melodramatic pastoral prose in the manner of European writers of the Renaissance — the kind of writing Cervantes satirizes in Don Quijote. But it’s normal for Chinese literature, and I am going to have to fight my natural inclination to hack it to shreds. I’m only proofreading it, not being a literary critic.

I’d offer examples of what I mean, but I agreed not to share anything on the Internet before publication. Sadly, I fear it will be published, because that’s how the Chinese publishing world operates. Traditional Chinese lit tends to be long-winded and flowery, and this book seems to want to imitate that style.

I should have doubled my rates, but I’ve already been paid half. Too late now.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:46:33am

Time to start a new hashtag!

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:48:16am

re: #71 Dave In Austin

Unruly mob……..

Imgur

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:50:10am

That’s awesome. I have sooo many trash birds. A colony of English house sparrow lives in a Poplar tree next door

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:53:21am

re: #80 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I can never understand what they are saying, with their cockney accent and all.
/

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:54:30am

re: #59 Jay C

Yeah: that’s the thing: that “base” has, so far been the (mangy) tail that’s wagged the (sick, fleabitten) dog in the GOP: but on a national level, they are going to need more than that. In my estimation - in my authoritative capacity as Some Random Guy On The Internet - the political dynamics in 2018 are that Trump’s base of support is very deep, but narrow: the “Opposition”/”Resistance” is very wide but shallow. Which side is going to have more momentum/motivation going into the midterms is going to be of vital importance.

According to the WaPo, the gov shutdown will be blamed on Dems in heavily Trump supporting states. Which makes me wonder…how many of those are left? He barely won several states, so, is this “Dems are at fault” from these “Heavily Trump States” like…two states? AL elected a democrat. Likely due to Moore and his kiddy-diddling ways, but…what states remain heavily in Trump’s favor?

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freetoken  Jan 22, 2018 • 5:59:07am

Whitewashing know-nothingism:

John Coleman, Weather Channel founder and climate change heretic, dies at 83

John Coleman, the “Good Morning America” forecasting icon who co-founded The Weather Channel, died Saturday.

The 83-year-old Coleman, in his later years, may have become best known for championing skepticism about the human role in climate change.

[…]

Coleman was no “heretic”, as climatology is not a religion.

Coleman exploited the ignorance of those who prefer atavism and know-nothing politics.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:03:07am

re: #20 Aussie Apocalypse

Well you know now!

(I knew it could snow in Tokyo, yet I’ve never seen snow IRL. Frak, if it can snow in Tel Aviv, it can snow anywhere, bar where I am.)

My daughter-in-law is from Australia, lived in California for a while. When she married my son they live in Florida and came to visit us in Michigan. It snowed that night. My DIL saw all the nice fluffy snow on the ground and she was like OMG WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!

EDIT: She freaked out because, being from Florida, her kids had no winter coats or boots.

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William Lewis  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:06:41am

re: #77 wheat-dogg

Romance of the Three Kingdoms level? Flowery that is.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:07:11am

re: #83 freetoken

Coleman was no “heretic”, as climatology is not a religion.

Heretic

1.
a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church.
2.
Roman Catholic Church. a baptized Roman Catholic who willfully and persistently rejects any article of faith.
3.
anyone who does not conform to an established attitude, doctrine, or principle.

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makeitstop  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:07:52am

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

only reason he even gained my attention was the kerfuffle over him allegedly plagiarizing a Tom Petty song: “Stay With Me”/”Won’t Back Down”

Maybe late to the party here, but was that that Sam Smith guy?

(I could be wrong, don’t really pay attention to either of them)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:09:30am

It’s so much fun going to work wondering how long you’re going to have to wait for your next paycheck…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:12:42am

re: #50 Dave In Austin

Mangop hasn’t tweeted yet this morning which to me is always suspect. Joe is giving him no quarter this morning and it’s all pointed at Miller. “The fact that “the President” would allow himself to be led around by the nose by a 35 yr old.” You know that Asshole is has the big 3 on.

I just know he is beside himself to Tweet an insult at Tammy Duckworth for calling him “Cadet Bonespurs” but even his lizard brain is telling him that is a bad idea.

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mmmirele  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:14:20am

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:15:42am

Tomorrow is National Pie Day. What should I bake? I haven’t done a Lemon Meringue Pie in a while.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:15:48am

re: #79 jeffreyw

Man, I got those as well…….. Lots of Cards this year. You should try this.
shop.wbu.com

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:15:54am

washingtonpost.com

But that same question reveals an enormous political divide. In the summer of 2017, 84 percent on the Democratic side agreed that immigrants were a strength, compared with 42 percent on the Republican side — a gap of 42 points.

As recently as a decade ago, Democrats were leery of looking too permissive on immigration, and anxious to avoid election-year attacks over giving government benefits to the undocumented.

The Democratic stance on immigration is now defined from the increasingly impatient left. Protesters who support a path to citizenship have in recent years made their mark by disrupting events by leaders like President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“It is a remarkable shift to see Democrats are leaning into the issue,” said Frank Sharry, the leader of America’s Voice, a liberal organization that supports a path to citizenship for the undocumented. “The Democratic Party is seeing people of color as full and equal parts of the coalition rather than communities that are more important come election time and less important when it comes to legislation.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:16:26am

re: #63 Eventual Carrion

On NPR not long after tRumps election I listened to them talk to a couple people that voted for tRump. They were saying they pretty much gave him 18 months to show if he could do anything. Like he had some kinda new way to do things that no one had ever thought of. But some tRump voters are going to be looking at their choice without the rose-colored glasses soon, many may be already.

Nah. They’ll just blame “obstructionist” Democrats. Far easier than admitting you were wrong.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:17:07am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

Tomorrow is National Pie Day. What should I bake? I haven’t done a Lemon Meringue Pie in a while.

A picture of anything you bake will put a smile on my face!

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:18:35am

re: #89 The Vicious Babushka

I just know he is beside himself to Tweet an insult at Tammy Duckworth for calling him “Cadet Bonespurs” but even his lizard brain is telling him that is a bad idea.

Please be nice to lizard brains as they are undeserving of the connection.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:22:00am

Law making is hard, and its unintended consequences on home building.

One wild card is the U.S. tax overhaul, which could cut both ways for homebuilders. They got a lower corporate rate, and many of their consumers will benefit from the doubling of the standard deduction. But it also caps the mortgage deduction at $750,000 instead of $1 million and limits deductions of property taxes, which might hurt expensive markets such as New York, New Jersey and California.

As a result of the tax plan and an expected gradual rise in mortgage rates, existing-home sales will be flat this year and prices will rise only 1 or 2 percent, said Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, which opposed the tax bill.

“The housing market has been doing relatively well during the recovery,” Yun said. “But 2018 will be a year where we begin to see some change.”

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:22:58am
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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:28:28am

re: #85 William Lewis

Romance of the Three Kingdoms level? Flowery that is.

Yeah, women covering their lovers in flowers, sealing their lips with kisses, pledging their undying love — an overly romanticized description of local courtship practices among the minority groups.

Shoot me now.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:34:27am

re: #81 Shropshire Slasher

I can never understand what they are saying, with their cockney accent and all.
/

I knoweth what thee cullionly

English to Shakesperean translator

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:34:36am

Hello Monday, fwiw.
My email advice to the powers that be is play this for the mid terms. It’s chess, not checkers. A majority of Dems trumps Trump post mid term. The non fascist side has got to unify more often like this weekend. Not easy, but truly essential. Occupy taught certain lessons, Tea party taught some others.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:38:04am

re: #98 Belafon

ICE is playing on slopes Trump manicured, and destroying families for sport. To hell with you if you’re complicit in this

they will insist that they are just enforcing the letter of the law, which is true to at least a certain extent.

I had that discussion about Obama and immigration and how he cannot just pick and choose which laws to enforce and which to ignore. I pointed out that GW Bush just loved his signing ceremonies where he announced which parts of the laws that he was about to sign would not be enforced by his administration.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:41:34am

re: #102 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That doesn’t explain the doctor arrested over the weekend. It also doesn’t explain buses being boarded, on trips inside the US, asking people for papers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:47:30am

re: #103 Belafon

That doesn’t explain the doctor arrested over the weekend. It also doesn’t explain buses being boarded, on trips inside the US, asking people for papers.

As I said, only to a certain extent. And it disregards practices that have been in place for decades, ones that were applied under GOP administrations. But now we are seeing just what we elected.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:52:47am

Bruce Springsteen lyrics run through the English to Shakespearean translator:

The screen doth’r slams
mary’s dresseth waves
liketh a vision the lady dances across the p’rch
as the radio plays

roy orbison singing f’r the lonely
ho yond’s me and i wanteth thee only
turneth not me home again
i just can’t visage myself high-lone again

runneth not backeth inside
ladybird, thee knoweth just what i’m h’re f’r
so thou art afeard and thou art bethinking
yond haply we ain’t yond young anym’re

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:55:16am

re: #105 Eventual Carrion

Bruce Springsteen lyrics run through the English to Shakespearean translator:

The screen doth’r slams
mary’s dresseth waves
liketh a vision the lady dances across the p’rch
as the radio plays

roy orbison singing f’r the lonely
ho yond’s me and i wanteth thee only
turneth not me home again
i just can’t visage myself high-lone again

runneth not backeth inside
ladybird, thee knoweth just what i’m h’re f’r
so thou art afeard and thou art bethinking
yond haply we ain’t yond young anym’re

Not a very good translation. No offense.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:58:12am

re: #106 wheat-dogg

Thee has’t did insult me, i dare thee to a duel of the wits
howev’r, i has’t cometh, unarm’d!

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2018 • 6:59:10am

re: #92 Dave In Austin

Man, I got those as well…….. Lots of Cards this year. You should try this.
shop.wbu.com

We make something similar with peanut butter and lard and stuff.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:00:43am

re: #105 Eventual Carrion

Bruce Springsteen lyrics run through the English to Shakespearean translator:

Wylde Thynge, thou dost move my hearte to song
Wylde Thynge, thou dost embrace the totality of all being
Wylde Thynge: methinks thou dost move me,
But I would vouschafe to ascertain with surety.

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:01:35am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

Tomorrow is National Pie Day. What should I bake? I haven’t done a Lemon Meringue Pie in a while.

Make it blueberry with a crumble top, please, and make a pie chart out of it, and thank you!

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Citizen K  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:04:22am

Offered without comment aside from Bouie’s own.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:07:43am

re: #111 Citizen K

Jesus Christ would have said exactly the same thing. Thanks Rod for being so clear about your hatefulness. This is what Christianity has become in the good ole U.S.A.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:13:07am

re: #106 wheat-dogg

Not a very good translation. No offense.

None taken. I was just goofing with it.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:28:59am

Last Monday my car was plowed in and I had to take the day off and dig it out.
This Monday it seems to be April. 50F and raining.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:30:27am

re: #107 Shropshire Slasher

Repeat after me:

I, me, my (mine)
Thou, thee, thy (thine)
He, him, his
She, her, her

[/grammar nazi]

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Semper Fi  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:33:02am

re: #67 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Your home area has such wonderful birdlife.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:33:23am

re: #115 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Repeat after me:

I, me, my (mine)
Thou, thee, thy (thine)
He, him, his
She, her, hers

[/grammar nazi]

Shouldn’t you be a grammar inquisitor?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:33:59am

re: #48 Dave In Austin

Morning Joke is laying the seeds for Dufus to fire Miller (which he should).

TheDailyBeast seems to be working toward that goal as well.
thedailybeast.com

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:35:07am

re: #115 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Repeat after me:

I, me, my (mine)
Thou, thee, thy (thine)
He, him, his
She, her, hers

[/grammar nazi]

Now do trans pronouns. When Manning was in the military, was he abusive, or was she abusive?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:36:09am

re: #115 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Repeat after me:

I, me, my (mine)
Thou, thee, thy (thine)
He, him, his
She, her, her

[/grammar nazi]

There are people on “our” side who would insist that list’s inadequacies tend to nazi. I find the addenda somewhat unmanageable.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:36:39am

re: #114 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Last Monday my car was plowed in and I had to take the day off and dig it out.
This Monday it seems to be April. 50F and raining.

And here in the wild north country, we are braced for a snowpocalypse. 6-10” by the end of the day, supposedly.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:37:41am

Can’t engage right now, I’m busy finding a used car dealer who won’t lie to me.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:39:21am

re: #122 Decatur Deb

Can’t engage right now, i’m busy finding a used car dealer who won’t lie to me.

Have you thought about just getting a unicorn?

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:39:24am

Well, we might see the shutdown end today, but it’s heavily dependent on getting a solid agreement from Mitch McConnell, a man who has repeatedly gone back on agreements the moment the immediate crisis was past.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:41:17am

re: #122 Decatur Deb

Can’t engage right now, I’m busy finding a used car dealer who won’t lie to me.

I went to autotrader.com to find my son a car. Then I only looked at those that had CarFax reports. I walked into the dealer wanting to drive the car.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:45:50am

re: #122 Decatur Deb

Can’t engage right now, I’m busy finding a used car dealer who won’t lie to me.

Have you tried CarMax? Bought my last two cars from them (one new and one used) and they’re pretty good.

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makeitstop  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:47:29am

Did anybody see the bit from the Stormy Daniels transcript where Trump orders a pizza with little pizzas on top, then starts singing to her about it?

Someone sent me a link to it, but I’m having a hard time believing that’s real. I mean, Trump’s a weird guy, but is he really that weird?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:48:46am

re: #124 Targetpractice

Well, we might see the shutdown end today, but it’s heavily dependent on getting a solid agreement from Mitch McConnell, a man who has repeatedly gone back on agreements the moment the immediate crisis was past.

Can they reach a deal that Trump will sign if Cotton, Perdue and Miller get into Trump’s ear again? I doubt it.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:48:55am

re: #125 Belafon

re: #126 Patricia Kayden

Doing everything we can online. Because I was totalled, the insurance is giving me 5 days of rental to find a new one. Dealers are thin on the ground here.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:49:29am

re: #113 Eventual Carrion

None taken. I was just goofing with it.

LOL.

If we want the really real thing, here’s Sonnet 2 from 1609

WHen fortie Winters ſhall beſeige thy brow,
And digge deep trenches in thy beauties field,
Thy youthes proud liuery ſo gaz’d on now,
Wil be a totter’d weed of ſmal worth held:
Then being askt,where all thy beautie lies,
Where all the treaſure of thy luſty daies;
To ſay within thine owne deepe ſunken eyes,
Were an all-eating ſhame,and thriftleſſe praiſe.
How much more praiſe deſeru’d thy beauties uſe,
If thou couldſt anſwere this faire child of mine
Shall ſum my count,and make my old excuſe
Proouing his beautie by ſucceſſion thine.
This were to be new made when thou art ould,
And ſee thy blood warme when thou feel’ſt it could.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:51:34am

re: #128 Patricia Kayden

Can they reach a deal that Trump will sign if Cotton, Perdue and Miller get into Trump’s ear again? I doubt it.

According to Bob Costas, the Dems are asking for a firm commitment to a DACA vote by Feb 8th, which is when the new CR would expire. Personally, what I see happening is Ryan (in the interest of keeping his gavel) insisting that the only bill the House will consider is the one House wingnuts are banging together.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:53:52am

re: #131 Targetpractice

Dems have no reason to trust that Republicans will act on any “firm commitment” to a DACA vote in February. Plus, a vote doesn’t mean that it will be passed in the Senate and the House. That’s not good enough.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:56:37am

re: #131 Targetpractice

Bob Costas, the NBC sports guy? ;-)

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:57:15am

re: #132 Patricia Kayden

Dems have no reason to trust that Republicans will act on any “firm commitment” to a DACA vote in February. Plus, a vote doesn’t mean that it will be passed in the Senate and the House. That’s not good enough.

A vote back when Trump first changed the DACA rules wasn’t guaranteed to pass. Part of the reason any action was blocked was so that Republicans wouldn’t have to prove they want to kick them out of the country.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:57:23am

re: #133 wheat-dogg

Bob Costas, the NBC sports guy? ;-)

Shit, I meant Costa, as in Costa Reports. Times I hate auto-correct.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:59:30am

re: #126 Patricia Kayden

Have you tried CarMax? Bought my last two cars from them (one new and one used) and they’re pretty good.

This article explains why I’d be deeply reluctant to buy a used car here in the Czech Republic:

Buying used cars in the Czech Republic has long been considered a risky proposition and sadly checks by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority (CITA), a government bureau under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, has found the situation has not much improved.

From May to October last year the office’s inspectors checked conditions at 65 used-car car dealers with very poor findings: in 57 percent of cases misleading practices were uncovered, including tampering with vehicles’ tachometers to make it appear they had been used less often. They also found numerous cases in which sellers had failed to mention a vehicle has been involved in a crash, according to Czech Radio.

Everyone has heard the lie about the car only driven by a little old lady on Sundays but tampering with odometers or failing to disclose serious information about a car’s history is something else entirely. CITA spokesman Jiří Fröhlich confirmed for that the situation last year hardly improved since 2016: the bureau zeroed in on some 27 vehicles which were then assessed by expert witnesses: in nine cases, tachometers read a lower number of kilometres than had actually been driven. Only on Sundays, indeed!

One vehicle on sale, highlighted by the inspection authority, was a Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDi, where the odometer read 210,616 kilometres; an assessment by an expert, however, put the real mileage at 276,135 kilometres in September 2015. The kilometre reading was reduced by at least 65, 519 km. Another example was a Škoda Octavia 1.8 combi (station wagon) 4x4 where the odometer was off by more than 50,000 kilometres.

Not reassuring for those looking for a vehicle on the used-car market. Inspectors, Czech Radio reported, found in the case of eight cars that the vehicles had been repaired after traffic accidents. This information, however, was reportedly completely withheld by the sellers. As a result of all of the findings, 24 auto bazaars of received fines amounting to a total of 860, 000 crowns.

radio.cz

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 7:59:56am

re: #135 Targetpractice

Shit, I meant Costa, as in Costa Reports. Times I hate auto-correct.

No worries. I knew who you meant. My problem is sorting out Bob Cesca and Robert Costa. I see Costa’s tweets and think they’re coming from Cesca.

We need to tell these three guys to change their names. //

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:00:35am

re: #132 Patricia Kayden

Dems have no reason to trust that Republicans will act on any “firm commitment” to a DACA vote in February. Plus, a vote doesn’t mean that it will be passed in the Senate and the House. That’s not good enough.

Unfortunately that’s the situation as it stands, there’s no real way to leverage this shutdown against Ryan as the bill passed the House and did so with some Dems voting for it. Pressuring the House to give it a vote is something we may have to visit on Feb 8th.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:02:41am

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

And to point out, Czechs use the word “tachometer” to mean “odometer”. I have on idea why that is.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:03:10am

Even in private life, Clinton Derangement Syndrome is still strong among the Nazis.

Kellyanne Conway uses Super Bowl to trash Hillary: ‘The Patriots are like that woman whose name I don’t mention

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Citizen K  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:04:21am

re: #140 Dr. Matt

And yet they claim that it’s Dems and liberals who are somehow obsessed with Hillary and bringing her up every single time.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:04:43am

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

only reason he even gained my attention was the kerfuffle over him allegedly plagiarizing a Tom Petty song: “Stay With Me”/”Won’t Back Down”

Morning.

Reading through the thread and I saw this.

Wendell…You are getting Ed Sheeran mixed up with Sam Smith. Smith had the hit with “Stay with me.”

I can see how all that syrupiness can confuse. Other differences between the two, Ed uses a sampler and is a one man band. Sam has a soulful backing band.

Neither is my cup of tea…and both are wildly successful. Such is life.

Outside that…it’s Monday. It’s warm and melting all the snow. I think I am going to run out to a quarter car wash and blast my car all over to rid it of salt residue. It will probably stay clean for 1/4 mile after I drive off the car wash lot…but it will be salt free.

Oh yeah…the pressure is on Trump, Miller and Kelly. May they all rot in hell after they are removed from the White House.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:05:45am

Bedtime here. Carry on the good fight, people!

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:08:30am

re: #129 Decatur Deb

re: #129 Decatur Deb

Doing everything we can online. Because I was totalled, the insurance is giving me 5 days of rental to find a new one. Dealers are thin on the ground here.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:10:00am

re: #142 ObserverArt

Not a big fan of Ed Sheeran or Sam Smith; I have no idea why they’re as popular as they are.

And yet the now-defunct Japanese band Cigaretteman? Virtually no one’s ever heard of them outside Japan, certainly not here in Europe.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:10:31am

re: #144 BlueSpotinAL

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:18:30am
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Renaissance_Man  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:19:00am

re: #63 Eventual Carrion

On NPR not long after tRumps election I listened to them talk to a couple people that voted for tRump. They were saying they pretty much gave him 18 months to show if he could do anything. Like he had some kinda new way to do things that no one had ever thought of. But some tRump voters are going to be looking at their choice without the rose-colored glasses soon, many may be already.

I think this is somewhat ‘rose-coloured glasses’ itself. Remember, if you will, the horrors of the election alone. I realise it’s hard to do, with so many awful things since, but these are people who convinced themselves that it was just fine to vote for a man who abused women, bullied grieving parents, openly called for racism and violence, and mocked the disabled, all the while preening constantly in front of the camera and bragging about his penis size. These voters thought that this man should be president. They didn’t do so with a plan ‘to see how things go for 18 months’. They didn’t do so because ‘it was time for a change’. They thought Donald fucking Trump should be king.

That’s not a considered opinion, weighing the pros and cons. That’s not a bad decision you make in the heat of the moment. These people voted for him because, on some level, they liked the bullying. They liked the racism, they liked the freedom to hate. Some might be a little ashamed of that now, but again, they were willing to pull the lever for Donald fucking Trump. Since then they have been given pass after pass by the media, chance after chance to excuse their sin by pretending it was just about economic anxiety, pretending it was just ‘to see how things go for 18 months’. Most have proudly doubled down and screamed from the rooftops that yes, they really want to hate, and fuck you for not liking it. Perhaps a few have opted to take the free pass the media has given them, and now want us to think that they pulled the lever for Donald fucking Trump with that plan in mind and he wasn’t quite up to their standards, so how dare we be such typical fascist lefties and associate them with Nazis.

Well, fuck you. All of you. And the horses you rode in on.

The New York Times and the entire US media have bent over backwards to give them an excuse and a chance to go back to hiding their hate just enough so we can all pretend that it’s normal again. All that means is that they will feel perfectly justified, the next time the media hammers on abut some artificial Democrat scandal, to vote Trump again. All that means is that they will feel totally justified voting for the next Nazi that comes along that isn’t a crude, drooling moron.

America cannot go on relying on the good faith of people who were willing to vote for Donald fucking Trump. Expecting them to change their vote is folly. Even if a few do change their vote, they will have done so only because they convinced themselves they had an excuse, and they will vote for the next Nazi without hesitation. These people are lost. Do not think of them as potential swing votes, or as a demographic to be persuaded. Think of them only as a number, a sum to be overcome. They have shown us who they are, and that is pro-Nazi, pro-bullying, pro-fascism. That is where their loyalties lie.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:21:35am

Oh, and if like nobody outside of the Beltway, you were wondering where the “dealmaker” is in all this:

$20 says if there is an agreement tonight and the shutdown ends tomorrow, Cheeto Benito will be taking credit.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:23:11am
Asked a person close to President Trump what he’s up to right now. Their reply: he’s *very* eager to get involved. But so far — as of 11:16 a.m — he’s sticking to Twitter as talks continue, the person said

— Robert Costa

This guy

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:23:29am

re: #149 Targetpractice

Oh, and if like nobody outside of the Beltway, you were wondering where the “dealmaker” is in all this:

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$20 says if there is an agreement tonight and the shutdown ends tomorrow, Cheeto Benito will be taking credit.

Trump does little else but tweet, eat Big Macs, shit (while tweeting), ogle women and play golf.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:27:26am

4 years ago: “Obama needs to get these guys in his office and hammer out a deal! That’s leadership! This shutdown is all his fault!”

Today: “This shutdown is all on Congress! Democrats are to blame for it! They need to accept the CR and let the government reopen!!!”

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Bass Reeves  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:27:38am

re: #148 Renaissance_Man

I think I need a smoke after that one.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:29:11am
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Citizen K  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:31:07am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:32:34am
“We were in bipartisan, earnest, good-faith DACA negotiations before the shutdown,” Ryan said on “Fox & Friends,” referring to talks over how to resolve the status of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

washingtonpost.com

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:34:11am

re: #154 FormerDirtDart

@ABC
NEW: One victim hospitalized, male suspect in custody after shooting at a Texas school south of Dallas

Prepare for InfoWars conspiracies. It appears the school has a FEMA Dome

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Sir John Barron  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:35:59am

re: #157 FormerDirtDart

Prepare for InfoWars conspiracies. It appears the school has a FEMA Dome

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Looks more like a Shariah Law mosque thing. False flag!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:39:03am

re: #158 Sir John Barron

Looks more like a Shariah Law mosque thing. False flag!

/

with retractable minarets to fool the infidels

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:39:32am
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Kilroy was here  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:41:14am

re: #160 FormerDirtDart

Good think it happened at JC Penney or a customer could have been there to be hurt
/j

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Teukka  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:44:17am

In other news, the city of Falköping here in Sweden had a 2.3 today. Same region had a 4.8 back in ‘86. Waiting for the news to percolate through to English language Swedish News sites.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:45:34am

Update. Victim and assailant ages reported

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 8:59:00am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:00:06am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:01:10am

re: #164 FormerDirtDart

Good news I guess, but I’m sitting in my federal office this morning waiting for a bus home. Those of us not scheduled to telework today were supposed to come in, sign off on some documents, wrap up any last minute things, then go back home. The uncertainty has been annoying.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:01:11am

re: #164 FormerDirtDart

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I’m sad to say I’m grateful if only because my folks will only (potentially) lose one day’s wages.

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CongoJack  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:02:44am

re: #165 FormerDirtDart

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That’s not shady at all. Nope not at all. Its normal. Yep… normal.

(no / needed i hope).

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:03:08am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:04:13am

re: #165 FormerDirtDart

RELEASE THE MEMO! BUT NOT TO THE LYING TRAITORS AT FBI

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:05:09am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:05:30am

re: #169 Ace-o-aces

Monday morning is a little early for any of us to try to understand the yam’s reasoning.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:06:55am

re: #171 Ace-o-aces

If Republicans will let Republicans release the Republican MEMO this will all be sorted out.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:06:55am
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plansbandc  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:06:59am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

Boysenberry.

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Jay C  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:07:40am

re: #165 FormerDirtDart

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“Interesting” framing here: if this is the same #ReleaseTheMemo doc I’m thinking of, it’s NOT a “House intelligence committee-penned memo”, but a fact-free rant Rep. Devin Nunes (of said Committee) churned (excreted) out on his own. It’s no wonder they “declined”; but this makes it sound like it is some sort of official release.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:13:23am
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mmmirele  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:15:15am

re: #131 Targetpractice

According to Bob Costas, the Dems are asking for a firm commitment to a DACA vote by Feb 8th, which is when the new CR would expire. Personally, what I see happening is Ryan (in the interest of keeping his gavel) insisting that the only bill the House will consider is the one House wingnuts are banging together.

My right wing nutbar rep, Andy Biggs, says he won’t vote on DACA until the wall is built. At that point, I called him a racist, because I was tired of his bullshit. I prefaced that by pointing out that Bush’s fence has been tangled up in litigation for nearly 12 years, so Biggs was saying he’d never vote for it.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:20:48am

I see Democrats are going after the Congresscritters for trying to get McConnell to promise a vote, knowing that he’s reneged before. But, here’s the thing: We’ve gone 4+ months with no vote. We can’t make Republicans hold a vote, and even if we could, we can’t make them pass it. All we can do is show everyone that they can’t be trusted. If we somehow gain control of both chambers at the end of this year, we can only send a bill to Trump, we can’t make him sign it.

Stop being pissed at Democrats for trying to get a solution. Be pissed at Republicans for not taking care of people.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:23:28am
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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:26:48am

1. I hate the shutdown because it harms people.
2. I’m glad the Democrats refused to do anything without doing something about DACA and CHIP, forcing a shutdown.
3. All Democrats can do is get Republicans to show their true colors.
4. We, the people, will have to do what we can about the Republican attacks on our country.

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Weaselone  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:27:14am

re: #179 Belafon

Eh. I might be willing to take the promise of a clean vote on DACA and CHIP this time given the level of publicity for the promise should be far higher than it was previously. I’d also make it clear to the turtle that if he reneges on the promise this time, I’m going to cold cock him on the floor of the Senate at a time of my choosing.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:30:03am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:30:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:31:22am

re: #181 Belafon

after a run through the spin cycle:

1. I hate the Democrat shutdown because it harms people.
2. I’m glad upset the Democrats refused to do anything without doing something to get those illegals staying here through DACA out of here and those freeloaders off CHIP, forcing a shutdown.
3. All Democrats can do is get Republicans to show theirthat they are true colors patriots.
4. We, the people, will have to do what we can about the Republican
liberal attacks on our country.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:33:20am

re: #185 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not really necessary here. You could have saved yourself from typing by saying “I’m going to run this through my pessimism filter.” :)

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:34:02am

OK, now I’m pretty sure the right move is to pass a CR today

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:38:45am

Schumer says they have a deal.

cnbc.com

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:41:46am

re: #130 wheat-dogg

LOL.

If we want the really real thing, here’s Sonnet 2 from 1609

Note that one is old at 40. Bless science.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:44:17am

I CAN’T NOPE ENOUGH.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:44:50am

And:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:45:02am

I was going to let my co-worker going nuts last week go, but I got called into my manager’s office this morning about it because other people had told management. I asked him to go easy on the guy and not refer him to HR. The co-worker is in there now.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:45:36am

re: #191 The Vicious Babushka

I CAN’T NOPE ENOUGH.

You’re not doing it right, VB. You should offer a $134 glass jar.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:47:54am

re: #192 Belafon

And:

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Ayep, we know that the GOP is gonna continue to fuck over Dreamers and we can’t truly trust whatever the terms of deal are, but we get a 6-year extension of CHIP and that makes me feel like this was a good move. We’ve still got a month to get shit done on DACA.

Better to move things forward while taking a bargaining chip off the table.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:49:03am

re: #195 Targetpractice

Ayep, we know that the GOP is gonna continue to fuck over Dreamers and we can’t truly trust whatever the terms of deal are, but we get a 6-year extension of CHIP and that makes me feel like this was a good move. We’ve still got a month to get shit done on DACA.

Better to move things forward while taking a bargaining chip off the table.

Yep. As I saw somewhere else, Democrats are getting a vote on DACA. Where did they cave?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:51:14am

I have decided on a Lemon Meringue pie for National Pie Day. I haven’t made it in a while and I’m really craving one.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:51:44am

re: #197 The Vicious Babushka

I have decided on a Lemon Meringue pie for National Pie Day. I haven’t made it in a while and I’m really craving one.

My favorite.

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AaronFromToronto  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:52:56am

McConnell and Graham’s current position seems to be “we are positively chomping at the bit to make concessions on DACA/CHIP but Stephen Miller is stopping us.” Does this sound like ass-covering bullshit to anyone else?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:53:55am

re: #199 AaronFromToronto

McConnell and Graham’s current position seems to be “we are positively chomping at the bit to make concessions on DACA/CHIP but Stephen Miller is stopping us.” Does this sound like ass-covering bullshit to anyone else?

The buck never stops.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:55:40am

re: #199 AaronFromToronto

McConnell and Graham’s current position seems to be “we are positively chomping at the bit to make concessions on DACA/CHIP but Stephen Miller is stopping us.” Does this sound like ass-covering bullshit to anyone else?

That’s another thing this whole episode has accomplished: It’s furthered the divide between the White House and Congressional Republicans. The latter is making noises that they want a vote on DACA, the former is scared shitless of “giving too much away.” Eventually something is going to give and I think today we saw the sign that it will be Congressional Republican support for Comrade Combover.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:56:28am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Work keeps me from appearing here regularly these days, but the resistance is still strong despite whatever hiccups may come from the ongoing GOP shutdown and efforts to try and paint Schumer as either the obstructionist or capitulating to GOP demands in exchange for empty promises.

I get the need for Democrats to find someone to blame when they don’t get everything they want, but the fact is that Democrats have had a weak position - mostly because they don’t have the numbers in Congress to stop the GOP efforts to dismantle the safety net.

So we get pieces about Schumer, or even that Democrats aren’t going to primary Menendez when prosecutors are going to retry him on corruption charges (not likely to end any differently than the first attempt, which failed because the US Supreme Court has all but gutted the federal corruption law in the US by defining official acts so broadly as to make it laughable).

The focus has to be on retaking Congress - the House is within grasp, with the Senate a long shot due to the predominantly Democrat seats at risk in this cycle.

Midterms are only a few short months away, and Democrats need to make it a priority.

So, what happens? Democrats get pissed at Gottheimer on voting with the GOP in the House? Gottheimer unseated a hard right extremist in Garrett who has held that seat for years. He can’t just flip to a hard left and hope to retain the seat. It’s a sop to the fact that his district is purple - moving towards blue, but it’s still up for grabs.

To me, there’s a lot of purity ponies at work here, all while the GOP continues to attack all Democrats as devil spawn (encouraging illegal immigration, attacking the military, etc.), when none of it is true.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:56:38am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:57:51am

re: #203 Ace-o-aces

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Baseless? You say that word, I do not think you know what it means.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2018 • 9:58:02am

re: #203 Ace-o-aces

Sure. I mean, just because his first two marriages ended because of infidelity and the fact we literally have several decades worth of him bragging about his sexual conquests is no reason to think these accusations are true.

character counts but money counts louder

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:01:36am

im late to the party today

anything monumental or just the usual suspects?

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:02:43am

re: #206 dangerman

im late to the party today

anything monumental or just the usual suspects?

Senate Dems agreed to a 3 week CR; CHIP gets funded for 6 years, and DACA vote is promised.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:04:45am

re: #207 lawhawk

Senate Dems agreed to a 3 week CR; CHIP gets funded for 6 years, and DACA vote is promised.

All around, I’d consider that a good deal. I don’t expect the GOP to hold to the promise without fucking with it in some way, but if they do then we’re back again in 3 weeks with proof that they forced a new shutdown.

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AaronFromToronto  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:05:19am

re: #201 Targetpractice

That’s another thing this whole episode has accomplished: It’s furthered the divide between the White House and Congressional Republicans. The latter is making noises that they want a vote on DACA, the former is scared shitless of “giving too much away.” Eventually something is going to give and I think today we saw the sign that it will be Congressional Republican support for Comrade Combover.

What I find most interesting is that by blaming Miller they’ve found a way to pass the blame to the white house without blaming Trump himself. So I don’t see this as a sign that their support for Trump is wavering.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:07:13am

re: #209 AaronFromToronto

What I find most interesting is that by blaming Miller they’ve found a way to pass the blame to the white house without blaming Trump himself. So I don’t see this as a sign that their support for Trump is wavering.

Fair point, it could be seen as an extension of their “the President has been led astray” storyline for why the man continually keeps fucking over his party.

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:07:23am

re: #207 lawhawk

Senate Dems agreed to a 3 week CR; CHIP gets funded for 6 years, and DACA vote is promised.

i should be late more often.

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:07:38am
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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:08:57am
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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:09:04am

re: #209 AaronFromToronto

What I find most interesting is that by blaming Miller they’ve found a way to pass the blame to the white house without blaming Trump himself. So I don’t see this as a sign that their support for Trump is wavering.

it does support the narrative that trump is insulated, detached, or clueless, or puppetmastered

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:09:49am

re: #191 The Vicious Babushka

I CAN’T NOPE ENOUGH.

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jaunte  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:11:02am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does it blow smoke up there, too?

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:11:29am
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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:12:11am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:13:09am

re: #151 Dr Lizardo

Trump does little else but tweet, eat Big Macs, shit (while tweeting), ogle women and play golf.

Don’t be so hard on Trump. He also watches hours and hours of TV.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:14:25am

re: #217 JordanRules

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I agree with her.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:15:08am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

Proving yet again that Gwynnie is a crackpot.

And that “Implant O’Rama” for $135? Please…..that can’t run more than $25 at a medical supply store. It’s simply a glass container with a silicon hose with a pinch and a squeeze bulb.

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:16:21am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:18:07am

re: #222 JordanRules

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That is a good point. The CHIP thing is huge.

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Jay C  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:19:48am

Well, the final Senate vote on the CR seems to have been 81-18: so it’s time to move on to the next crisis stage:

Most of the “No” votes, as noted,re: #218 JordanRules

were from Dems

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:20:54am

Because I need a laugh…

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:21:03am

re: #224 Jay C

Well, the final Senate vote on the CR seems to have been 81-18: so it’s time to move on to the next crisis stage:

Most of the “No” votes, as noted,

were from Dems

Now watch Trump, under the influence of the last person who had his ear, throw a monkeywrench into the whole thing.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:21:37am

re: #191 The Vicious Babushka

I CAN’T NOPE ENOUGH.

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Do they offer decaf?

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:22:23am

re: #225 I Would Prefer Not To

From what I understand, Cage is pretty much up to his eyeballs in debt, having squandered something like $100 million on absolutely stupid shit; as a result, he’ll take any role he can get to pay it off.

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:22:57am

re: #221 Dr Lizardo

Proving yet again that Gwynnie is a crackpot.

And that “Implant O’Rama” for $135? Please…..that can’t run more than $25 at a medical supply store. It’s simply a glass container with a silicon hose with a pinch and a squeeze bulb.

Maybe they say words over it before shipping

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:23:50am

re: #229 dangerman

Maybe they say words over it before shipping

Heh…..maybe there’s a “healing crystal” in the cap.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:26:00am

re: #214 dangerman

it does support the narrative that trump is insulated, detached, or clueless, or puppetmastered

I’ve been reading Fire and Fury, and the man has no knowledge of or interest in any subject except himself and what people are saying about him.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:26:04am

re: #221 Dr Lizardo

Proving yet again that Gwynnie is a crackpot.

And that “Implant O’Rama” for $135? Please…..that can’t run more than $25 at a medical supply store. It’s simply a glass container with a silicon hose with a pinch and a squeeze bulb.

One of the great things about capitalism is you’re not required to pay the minimum price.

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:26:48am

re: #230 Dr Lizardo

Heh…..maybe there’s a “healing crystal” in the cap.

Now you’re talking!

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:27:52am

re: #232 Belafon

One of the great things about capitalism is you’re not required to pay the minimum price.

Another is that you don’t have to buy it at all

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:28:06am

re: #228 Dr Lizardo

From what I understand, Cage is pretty much up to his eyeballs in debt, having squandered something like $100 million on absolutely stupid shit; as a result, he’ll take any role he can get to pay it off.

Yeah, he’s an article on what he’s blown all his money on. To give an idea of how bad his finances are, he owes $6.3 million in property taxes to the IRS.

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Jay C  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:28:35am

re: #226 Dr Lizardo

Now watch Trump, under the influence of the last person who had his ear, throw a monkeywrench into the whole thing.

This time, I think not: The Orange Anus likes nothing more than to look like The Great Hero Statesman: the WH has got to know that most people in the country (despite the GOP’s frantic messaging) have thought of this as The Trump Shutdown: I think he’s more likely to want to “look good” here: issue congratulations all around (and, doubtless, a hefty helping of self-congratulations for himself), sign whatever they send up, go golfing, and set up another shitshow for Feb. 8th: probably around “Building The Wall”

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danarchy  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:28:46am

re: #230 Dr Lizardo.

Heh…..maybe there’s a “healing crystal” in the cap.

Better yet, maybe they could throw in a couple of their “healing” stickers:
goop.com

Nobody in Hollywood deserves more derision than Gwyneth.

238
ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:29:41am

re: #217 JordanRules

Tal Kopan

@TalKopan
🔥Kamala Harris on McConnell: “I don’t believe he made any commitment whatsoever and I think it would be foolhardy to believe he made a commitment.”
Cc: Democratic leadership

12:44 PM - Jan 22, 2018
24 24 Replies 454 454 Retweets 1,063 1,063 likes

Got that right Kamala. Don’t trust McConnell one bit.

Democrats need to ride McConnell hard on his promise. I think they should do a clock web site or something that has daily updates on all of McConnells efforts or lack of same while the clock ticks down.

This has got to be made into a thing big enough it holds McConnell and the GOP pols responsible and is followed and remembered by the media and US voters so it can be used as campaign material later this year.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:30:06am

So the shutdown is officially over now?

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sagehen  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:30:13am

re: #203 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Pence tells The Associated Press in an interview in Jerusalem that he “knows the president’s heart.”

That’s just right up there with GWB looking into Putin’s eyes and seeing a good heart…

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SteelPH  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:31:38am

re: #203 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Pence tells The Associated Press in an interview in Jerusalem that he “knows the president’s heart.”

Shriveled and corroded?

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:33:57am

re: #241 SteelPH

Shriveled and corroded?

You should see what happens to a heart when you soak it in that much Diet Coke. //

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:34:03am

re: #209 AaronFromToronto

What I find most interesting is that by blaming Miller they’ve found a way to pass the blame to the white house without blaming Trump himself. So I don’t see this as a sign that their support for Trump is wavering.

Support for Trump?! Loyalty to anything but their own asses and bank balances? They think (probably correctly) that they can’t afford to be seen as not supporting DT, since they need his base (which already hates them — they blame Congressional Rethuglicans for DT’s failures).

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:34:56am

are “mcconnell promises” going to become another way of saying “lies”?

The crux issue, it seemed, was whether the majority leader could be trusted to keep his word. Democrats have not forgiven Mr. McConnell for blocking the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland for almost a year pending the election of a Republican to the White House. And Mr. McConnell’s promises to Republican Senators Flake and Susan Collins of Maine for votes on health care and immigration in exchange for their support of the tax cut have yet to materialize.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:35:36am

Well it only reopens the government for two and a half weeks, so getting 6 years of CHIP funding for that seems like a good deal to me.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:35:43am

re: #236 Jay C

This time, I think not: The Orange Anus likes nothing more than to look like The Great Hero Statesman: the WH has got to know that most people in the country (despite the GOP’s frantic messaging) have thought of this as The Trump Shutdown: I think he’s more likely to want to “look good” here: issue congratulations all around (and, doubtless, a hefty helping of self-congratulations for himself), sign whatever they send up, go golfing, and set up another shitshow for Feb. 8th: probably around “Building The Wall”

That’s a good point.

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danarchy  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:37:23am

re: #245 Big Beautiful Door

Well it only reopens the government for two and a half weeks, so getting 6 years of CHIP funding for that seems like a good deal to me.

That was essentially the same deal that was on the table Friday night though, give or take a few days.

248
HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:37:36am

re: #245 Big Beautiful Door

Well it only reopens the government for two and a half weeks, so getting 6 years of CHIP funding for that seems like a good deal to me.

And puts pressure on McConnell on DACA.

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:37:55am

Feb 8th is like three weeks.

Get to work NOW!

250
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:40:16am

Mcconnell ain’t gonna do shit on DACA, I guarantee it.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:40:26am

re: #237 danarchy

.

Better yet, maybe they could throw in a couple of their “healing” stickers:
goop.com

Nobody in Hollywood deserves more derision than Gwyneth.

Those stickers? LOLOLOL 12 count for $64.

shopbodyvibes.com

252
Kragar  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:40:50am
253
lawhawk  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:41:08am
254
JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:41:14am

re: #249 dangerman

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SteelPH  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:41:15am

re: #250 Eclectic Cyborg

Mcconnell ain’t gonna do shit on DACA, I guarantee it.

Of course not. He doesn’t see Dreamers as people.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:43:45am

re: #250 Eclectic Cyborg

Mcconnell ain’t gonna do shit on DACA, I guarantee it.

So, who are you going to be angry at?

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:44:47am
258
ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:44:53am

re: #250 Eclectic Cyborg

Mcconnell ain’t gonna do shit on DACA, I guarantee it.

He has the whole nation watching him now. The Dems just need to keep reminding everyone of that at every opportunity. I think they can get most of the media on their side because DACA enjoys good polling. Just need to make this a thing.

Is Mitch a liar? Tune in to find out.

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Kragar  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:45:05am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:45:29am

re: #253 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Wow. That’s incredible.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:45:46am

re: #259 Kragar

[Embedded content]

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:45:53am

I just had to share this bit of woowoo regarding those “Body Vibe” stickers from their website…..

Body Vibes contain frequencies believed to have various harmonizing effects on human bodies. Of course, not all human bodies are the same, so the effects may be different for each person. Through a proprietary technology, frequencies are recorded, condensed, and stored within the sticker, in much the same way that you would save a file to your computer’s hard drive. When the sticker is properly applied to your skin, it begins broadcasting the stored frequencies, which may influence the cells in your body. This interchange of frequencies is believed to have balancing effects on particular systems within the body.

and….

Body Vibes should be worn close to the left side of your heart and above it. For proper positioning, please view our How to Vibe guide, email customer service, or call our customer support line.

Key Placements: For best results, Body Vibes may be placed on your left shoulder, upper back, upper left arm and chest. For those more sensitive to changes in their homeostasis, the recommended placement is inside the lower arm above the wrist or on the right side of the body. The exact placement of the Body Vibes may vary for each individual user.

Optimize Results: Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day, as it increases the body’s natural conductivity.

*headdesk*

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:46:41am

re: #258 ObserverArt

He has the whole nation watching him now. The Dems just need to keep reminding everyone of that at every opportunity. I think they can get most of the media on their side because DACA enjoys good polling. Just need to make this a thing.

Is Mitch a liar? Tune in to find out.

It helps to look at it this way: If we’re back here in 3 weeks, it will be easier to argue that the GOP is responsible for having agreed to a DACA vote and failed to hold one.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:46:42am

re: #259 Kragar

There’s some Orwellian speak from a guy who forced one during Obama’s presidency.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:47:16am

re: #253 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Excellent; since their ruling is based on the Pennsylvania Constitution, it pretty much can’t be reversed by SCOTUS.

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:47:35am

re: #264 Belafon

There’s some Orwellian speak from a guy who forced one during Obama’s presidency.

Remember, in Ted’s mind, it was totally Obama who caused that shutdown. Tailgunner Ted wanted so badly to keep the government open, but Obama forced it to shut by not giving into GOP demands.

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sagehen  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:47:48am

re: #228 Dr Lizardo

From what I understand, Cage is pretty much up to his eyeballs in debt, having squandered something like $100 million on absolutely stupid shit; as a result, he’ll take any role he can get to pay it off.

He’s got years of back taxes to cover; the IRS agreed to let him stay out of prison on condition that he work at least 280 days a year at whatever kind of work he can get.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:48:37am

re: #203 Ace-o-aces

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:50:17am

re: #267 sagehen

He’s got years of back taxes to cover; the IRS agreed to let him stay out of prison on condition that he work at least 280 days a year at whatever kind of work he can get.

I didn’t know that part of it…….I guess we’ll soon see Cage hawking Charmin toilet paper. He can be the new Mr. Whipple - and damn, that would be amazeballs!

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danarchy  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:52:18am

re: #262 Dr Lizardo

I just had to share this bit of woowoo regarding those “Body Vibe” stickers from their website…..

and….

*headdesk*

They got into a spot of trouble when they first started selling the stickers because they claimed they were made from the same material as NASA space suits. NASA was all like, nope, they have nothing in common with our space suits, and even if they did our space suits have no special healing properties.

Also they made some claims about treating cancer which had to be removed.

271
Kragar  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:52:51am
272
Woods Witch  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:53:12am

Remember the good ol’ days when congress passed a budget that funded the government for a whole year?

273
Weaselone  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:54:01am

re: #253 lawhawk

Won’t Gorsuch and his backup singers just block this change until after the next election as well?

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:54:25am

re: #272 Woods Witch

Remember the good ol’ days when congress passed a budget that funded the government for a whole year?

Functioning government. What a concept

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sagehen  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:56:20am

re: #253 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

This is the 2011 map (because lazy-ass Dems didn’t vote in the 2010 midterms) that’s been rejected;

A map that in 2012, D’s got 53% of the vote statewide and R’s got 13 out of 18 Congressional seats.

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Jay C  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:56:49am

re: #250 Eclectic Cyborg

Mcconnell ain’t gonna do shit on DACA, I guarantee it.

But Chuck Schumer most certainly IS: The Dems drew blood with the issue (albeit only a few drops, but still…) they’re not going to let it go.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:58:16am

re: #257 JordanRules

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 10:58:24am

re: #270 danarchy

They got into a spot of trouble when they first started selling the stickers because they claimed they were made from the same material as NASA space suits. NASA was all like, nope, they have nothing in common with our space suits, and even if they did our space suits have no special healing properties.

Also they made some claims about treating cancer which had to be removed.

That’s some major woowoo BS. I genuinely had no idea.

And yet there’s tons of people out there who buy into it. I guess I shouldn’t be amazed - like I’ve pointed out, Czechs are really into homeopathy, which makes things interesting ‘round these parts during a major flu outbreak (like we’re having right now) and a sizeable chunk of the population thinks that Oscillococcinum* is gonna cure them.

* en.wikipedia.org

*sigh*

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:00:02am

re: #273 Weaselone

Won’t Gorsuch and his backup singers just block this change until after the next election as well?

Issue was decided by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court under the Pennsylvania Constitution. They’re the final arbiters of the state law and constitution, not the US Supreme Court.

That’s the final decision - the US Supreme Court has no say on this particular issue. The state legislature has to redraw the lines for the primaries.

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:01:12am

re: #277 lawhawk

Yes. So many more heads need to roll and strong institutional punishments should be put in place.

281
scottslemmons  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:02:30am

I hope the Democrats are ready to start asking Republicans why they agree so strongly with Steven Miller, Richard Spencer, and David Duke in early February.

282
Weaselone  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:03:24am

re: #279 lawhawk

Thanks. That’s great news.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:03:27am

re: #280 JordanRules

This is a sport-wide problem.

Imagine if the Sandusky scandal were across the entire NCAA/USA Gymnastics and there were people in the Joe Paterno AD role who knew that doctors were abusing female athletes but turned a blind eye because they were getting wins.

That’s the analogy that should apply here.

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:03:33am

re: #279 lawhawk

Can the decision help in other States’ cases or is it so tightly bound to the PA Constitution that it’s unlikely to be useful elsewhere?

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Kragar  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:03:54am
286
danarchy  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:04:20am

re: #278 Dr Lizardo

That’s some major woowoo BS. I genuinely had no idea.

And yet there’s tons of people out there who buy into it. I guess I shouldn’t be amazed - like I’ve pointed out, Czechs are really into homeopathy, which makes things interesting ‘round these parts during a major flu outbreak (like we’re having right now) and a sizeable chunk of the population thinks that Oscillococcinum* is gonna cure them.

* en.wikipedia.org

*sigh*

I was planning on brewing a pumpkin ale once and forgot to pick up the pumpkin. So I went ahead and brewed it anyway and just called it Homeopathic pumpkin ale.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:05:30am

Purity ponies gotta purity pony:
dailykos.com

The writer is complaining about Sen. Schumer dealing with the GOP re: DACA, insisting this will ruin turnout for the election. Other commentators are arguing we should just sacrifice all red-state Democrats, since that would work so well apparently in gaining a majority.

I tried to smack some sense into the writer over there. I imagine I will have no impression.

288
JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:05:48am
289
Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:07:06am

re: #278 Dr Lizardo

Oh and another thing - the Czechs who don’t fall for homeopathy during flu season? Yeah, they demand antibiotics from their doctors….this, despite the fact that antibiotics are not useful for treating viral illnesses such as influenza. Antibiotics should only be used if there are bacterial complications such as bacterial pneumonia , an ear infection, or maybe sinusitis. Antibiotics often have side effects and worse yet, misuse of antibiotics can easily lead to the development of antibiotic resistance.

But of course, no one here wants to hear that shit. And when I tell them, they’re like, “Yeah, but you’re not a doctor” and hand-wave it away, despite the fact that such information can be easily found with a cursory search on Google or whatnot.

290
lawhawk  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:07:32am

re: #284 JordanRules

Can the decision help in other States’ cases or is it so tightly bound to the PA Constitution that it’s unlikely to be useful elsewhere?

It’ll apply only to PA directly.

Other people challenging in other states could use the rationale/justifications in the PA case as persuasive evidence, but it isn’t controlling legal authority. It just bolsters the case that there is partisan gerrymandering and that when the turnout and votes show one way, but the other political party wins the bulk of the seats, something is seriously wrong with how the maps are drawn.

Frankly, at this point, computers (GIS programs) can draw up the maps in such a way to be neutral - giving both parties equal chances to win the elections.

291
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:07:49am

re: #273 Weaselone

Won’t Gorsuch and his backup singers just block this change until after the next election as well?

No, because its based on the Pennsylvania Constitution, which SCOTUS has no say in interpreting.

292
sagehen  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:08:16am

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹

Purity ponies gotta purity pony:
dailykos.com

The writer is complaining about Sen. Schumer dealing with the GOP re: DACA, insisting this will ruin turnout for the election. Other commentators are arguing we should just sacrifice all red-state Democrats, since that would work so well apparently in gaining a majority.

I tried to smack some sense into the writer over there. I imagine I will have no impression.

These are the same assholes who wouldn’t support Doug Jones because he refused to commit to a national $15/hr minimum wage and Medicare-For-All.

No recognition that Alabama is Alabama, and there’s no path to victory for an Alabama candidate who insists on positions more suited to San Francisco/Vermont/UWS-Manhattan.

293
danarchy  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:08:42am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

Oh and another thing - the Czechs who don’t fall for homeopathy during flu season? Yeah, they demand antibiotics from their doctors….this, despite the fact that antibiotics are not useful for treating viral illnesses such as influenza. Antibiotics should only be used if there are bacterial complications such as bacterial pneumonia , an ear infection, or maybe sinusitis. Antibiotics often have side effects and worse yet, misuse of antibiotics can easily lead to the development of antibiotic resistance.

But of course, no one here wants to hear that shit. And when I tell them, they’re like, “Yeah, but you’re not a doctor” and hand-wave it away, despite the fact that such information can be easily found with a cursory search on Google or whatnot.

This is where doctors need to stand up and tell their patients no.

294
Hecuba's daughter  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:08:58am

re: #176 Jay C

“Interesting” framing here: if this is the same #ReleaseTheMemo doc I’m thinking of, it’s NOT a “House intelligence committee-penned memo”, but a fact-free rant Rep. Devin Nunes (of said Committee) churned (excreted) out on his own. It’s no wonder they “declined”; but this makes it sound like it is some sort of official release.

I’m not on Twitter but don’t we need an “#ImprisonNunesForTreason” hashtag?

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:10:16am

re: #290 lawhawk

Thanks!

It just bolsters the case that there is partisan gerrymandering and that when the turnout and votes show one way, but the other political party wins the bulk of the seats, something is seriously wrong with how the maps are drawn.

Was hoping for some marginal benefit like this.

296
Big Beautiful Door  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:10:32am

re: #284 JordanRules

Can the decision help in other States’ cases or is it so tightly bound to the PA Constitution that it’s unlikely to be useful elsewhere?

It won’t have any precedential value in other states, but lawyers in other states would do well to see if their state constitutions can by broadly interpreted to reach the same result.

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scottslemmons  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:11:29am

re: #294 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m not on Twitter but don’t we need an “#ImprisonNunesForTreason” hashtag?

Shorter hashtags are better hashtags. Try #JailForNunes for a start.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:11:58am

re: #293 danarchy

While I agree 100%, the only problem is that about half the doctors will take antibiotics themselves if they get the flu - indeed, I know a couple of doctors who have.

These are doctors. One of them is a damn cardiac surgeon.

Of course, he believes in all manner of twaddle and conspiracy theory nonsense so I guess I shouldn’t be shocked or anything.

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JordanRules  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:13:45am
300
Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:14:44am

Well, gonna call it a night. Have a good one, Lizards.

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:15:35am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

Oh and another thing - the Czechs who don’t fall for homeopathy during flu season? Yeah, they demand antibiotics from their doctors….this, despite the fact that antibiotics are not useful for treating viral illnesses such as influenza. Antibiotics should only be used if there are bacterial complications such as bacterial pneumonia , an ear infection, or maybe sinusitis. Antibiotics often have side effects and worse yet, misuse of antibiotics can easily lead to the development of antibiotic resistance.

But of course, no one here wants to hear that shit. And when I tell them, they’re like, “Yeah, but you’re not a doctor” and hand-wave it away, despite the fact that such information can be easily found with a cursory search on Google or whatnot.

im not a doctor either. still i can understand

antibiotic - bacteria
antiviral - viruses (influenza)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:18:51am

re: #292 sagehen

These are the same assholes who wouldn’t support Doug Jones because he refused to commit to a national $15/hr minimum wage and Medicare-For-All.

No recognition that Alabama is Alabama, and there’s no path to victory for an Alabama candidate who insists on positions more suited to San Francisco/Vermont/UWS-Manhattan.

They also initially supported Heath Mello for mayor of Omaha, then threw him under a bus when a compromise abortion bill he wrote here surfaced at Kos, depressing D turnout and reëlecting Jean Stothert (who is now trying to shut down Planned Parenthood in Omaha).

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:19:06am

re: #292 sagehen

These are the same assholes who wouldn’t support Doug Jones because he refused to commit to a national $15/hr minimum wage and Medicare-For-All.

No recognition that Alabama is Alabama, and there’s no path to victory for an Alabama candidate who insists on positions more suited to San Francisco/Vermont/UWS-Manhattan.

your second para kind of goes to the heart of it.
alabama is a state. so is california. so is vermont, and new york.
senators represent states.
states have different population makeups, problems, challenges, etc

this is like civics .0001

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retired cynic  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:20:21am

re: #238 ObserverArt

Got that right Kamala. Don’t trust McConnell one bit.

Democrats need to ride McConnell hard on his promise. I think they should do a clock web site or something that has daily updates on all of McConnells efforts or lack of same while the clock ticks down.

This has got to be made into a thing big enough it holds McConnell and the GOP pols responsible and is followed and remembered by the media and US voters so it can be used as campaign material later this year.

AMERICA HELD HOSTAGE!

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Alephnaught  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:20:53am

re: #28 Scout

This is outside my office right now (central Tokyo):

[Embedded content]

It was all snow yesterday in Glasgow.

Instagram

Here we go again! #snow #photo #iphoneography

Today, the temperatures went up into single figures, and the rain washed it all away….

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dangerman  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:21:36am

re: #176 Jay C

“Interesting” framing here: if this is the same #ReleaseTheMemo doc I’m thinking of, it’s NOT a “House intelligence committee-penned memo”, but a fact-free rant Rep. Devin Nunes (of said Committee) churned (excreted) out on his own. It’s no wonder they “declined”; but this makes it sound like it is some sort of official release.

re: #294 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m not on Twitter but don’t we need an “#ImprisonNunesForTreason” hashtag?

my understanding (i could find a link if i had to) is a group of committee staffers wrote it. Not even Nunes himself.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2018 • 11:29:12am

re: #278 Dr Lizardo

That’s some major woowoo BS. I genuinely had no idea.

And yet there’s tons of people out there who buy into it. I guess I shouldn’t be amazed - like I’ve pointed out, Czechs are really into homeopathy, which makes things interesting ‘round these parts during a major flu outbreak (like we’re having right now) and a sizeable chunk of the population thinks that Oscillococcinum* is gonna cure them.

* en.wikipedia.org

*sigh*

LOL…I love it:

The preparation is derived from duck liver and heart, diluted to 200C—a ratio of one part duck offal to 10400 parts water

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gocart mozart  Jan 22, 2018 • 12:46:47pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 22, 2018 • 1:09:38pm

re: #308 gocart mozart


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Charlie Puth - ‘How Long’ [Official Video] Download and Stream "How Long": atlantic.lnk.to Pre-Order Voicenotes: atlantic.lnk.to Exclusive VoiceNotes Merchandise Bundles Available Here: smarturl.it Follow Charlie:charlieputh.comtwitter.comfacebook.cominstagram.com THE VOICENOTES TOURwith Charlie Puth and Hailee SteinfeldTickets & VIP: charlieputh.com #VoicenotesTour Dates:07/11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage07/13 – Boston, ...
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Welles - Rock N Roll [Audio Only] PreOrder Welles Album "Red Trees and White Trashes" featuring "Seventeen" and "Rock N Roll"ffm.to Listen to Rock N Roll: ffm.toListen to Seventeen: ffm.to CONNECT: wellesmusic.comfacebook.cominstagram.com@wellesmusic--ROCK N ROLLdoesn't eatdoesn't sleepdoes drugsjus shrugs & says leave me beROCK N ROLLis a ...
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WALK the MOON - Kamikaze (Official Video) Get WALK THE MOON's new album 'What If Nothing' featuring "Kamikaze" and "One Foot":iTunes - wtmband.comSpotify - wtmband.comApple Music - wtmband.comAmazon - wtmband.comGoogle Play - wtmband.comMerch Store - wtmband.com Catch WTM On Tour - wtmband.com Follow WALK THE MOON:walkthemoonband.comfacebook.com@WALKTHEMOONbandinstagram.com ...
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Trump Is Watching You Closer Than You Watch Him, Thanks NSA I would love to see my friends offer a string of sensible suggestions for protecting our meta data, our digital privacy as best we can in the comments. Technology cuts both ways. Corporation and governments have scale, money. We ...
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