Another Great New Artist From NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts: AHI

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Jan. 16, 2018 | Bob Boilen — The first time I heard the music of AHI (pronounced “eye”) was in the midst of listening to 120 other song submissions for the DIY Musicians Conference panel I was hosting in Nashville back in August. It simply rose above everything else I heard.

AHI’s gruff but sweet voice and openly honest words were my gateway to this young Ontario-based singer. Later that summer night in Nashville, I saw him perform an uplifting set of original, soulful tunes, ending with a cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” a song AHI says he sings at the end of every set with a sense of hope. It was powerfully moving, without a note that felt clichéd or overly nostalgic. At that moment, I knew he needed to play a Tiny Desk Concert.

AHI’s performance here at my desk didn’t disappoint. In fact, it won over a roomful of NPR employees and some friends who came by to take a chance on a new discovery. With a tasteful band comprised of Frank Carter Rische on electric guitar, Robbie Crowell on bass guitar and Shawn Killaly (a man of a million faces) on drums, AHI put his heart into three songs in just about 11 minutes, all from his debut album We Made It Through The Wreckage, which came out a year ago this week.

AHI ended on the song that first attracted my attention this past summer in Nashville, the song “Ol’ Sweet Day.” With an uplifting beat and warm sentiment, it simply feels undeniable and universal in its expression of love.

“I’ve got a lot to learn
You’ve got a lot to give
We can go anywhere
Rebuild this broken bridge
You’ve got a heart of gold
I’ve got a mind that goes
On and on and on to places we’ll never know,
But I just want to be with you when the day is done
When the darkness comes
When the ol’ sweet day is done”

Set List

“Alive Again”
“Closer (From a Distance)”
“Ol’ Sweet Day”

MUSICIANS

AHI (vocals, guitar), Frank Carter Rische (guitar), Robbie Crowell (bass), Shawn Killaly (drums)

CREDITS

Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Bronson Arcuri, Alyse Young; Photo: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 23, 2018 • 8:56:21pm

Love this mans voice. Very genuine with the slightly raspy.

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JordanRules  Jan 23, 2018 • 8:57:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 23, 2018 • 8:59:03pm

re: #2 JordanRules

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Every last one of these cases is tragic. Shame on the so called people of faith and morality that support this.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:01:14pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:01:37pm

re: #2 JordanRules

Maybe he should see if he and his wife can claim asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy for protection from the US government.

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Targetpractice  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:03:23pm

So I watched Schumer’s interview with Maddow and I’m say that he has a point but it’s not the best point to be arguing right now. He’s right in that the numbers right now favor Republican obstruction and we can’t expect to pass a bill without winning Republicans over to the cause. And yes, there is risk in raising people’s hopes too high that there will be an immediate solution. But, you also shouldn’t be saying that you’re hoping that the plight of millions will be the tipping point. That pictures of people being deported being enough to sway Republicans is the game plan. Working to pressure McConnell into allowing a vote on the bill is the game plan we all expected, but we need some sort of firm commitment to fighting that goes beyond just that. We need to know that the DNC isn’t going to just let “business as usual” continue on and relying (again) on the press to do the heavy lifting of swaying public opinion.

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JordanRules  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:06:03pm

re: #5 Skip Intro

Or marry a ‘Murikkkan oligarchical fraud.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:08:17pm

re: #6 Targetpractice

Tipping points are us on the street rather than the offenses that can and should trigger the protests.

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retired cynic  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:15:00pm

I _love_ this singer.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:15:40pm

re: #5 Skip Intro

Maybe he should see if he and his wife can claim asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy for protection from the US government.

You got to be Putin’s Pal to do that.

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Targetpractice  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:17:03pm

For me, Schumer saying that the DNC Senate leadership is gaming things out past the Feb 8th deadline is exactly the wrong signal to send. How do you hammer home that that deadline is important if you’re already expecting the fight to go into March and beyond? To use simple analogies that wingnuts love, it’s like telling a child that he better have his homework done by the time his favorite show comes on or he can’t watch it, then coming back 10 minutes later and saying “But hey, if you don’t finish it by then, I think we can make an exception.” He’s not gonna feel any pressure, his homework’s not going to be done, and you’ve now blown a huge hole in any future threats.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:18:07pm

It was nice to be back at work today knowing a full paycheck is on the way Friday. But I got Feb 8th circled on my calendar and I’m really afraid the GOP will do the Furlough Fuck with us again…

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:18:46pm

re: #2 JordanRules

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:22:04pm

is this the right time of night to discuss my ‘Piss On Trump’ initiative?

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:23:25pm

re: #12 Joe Bacon 🌹

It was nice to be back at work today knowing a full paycheck is on the way Friday. But I got Feb 8th circled on my calendar and I’m really afraid the GOP will do the Furlough Fuck with us again…

You don’t need to worry about that, this evening Schumer telegraphed his intention to cave on future budget resolutions.

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danarchy  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:23:52pm

This is pretty good, but is that dude wearing a polo helmet?

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retired cynic  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:26:24pm

re: #16 danarchy

This is pretty good, but is that dude wearing a polo helmet?

If he performs like that, he can wear a bikini for all I care.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:27:01pm

re: #13 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I thought I would never live to see pitiless roundups like this in the USA. It would be easy to despair over it if I were not so convinced that I am on the right side of history.

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Targetpractice  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:29:56pm

Hell, even if Schumer was going to say that the DNC plans to play the long game, there are ways to make that hurt for the GOP. Say that while the DNC will not prevent the government from running, they will make any other legislation dependent upon a DACA vote. That the DNC will use every legislative trick in the book to ensure no other legislation gets a vote without DACA being addressed. And if the GOP try to sneak something through via a CR, then the DNC will filibuster that bill and advocate only “clean” CRs between now and November in absence of a budget resolution.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:30:32pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

You don’t need to worry about that, this evening Schumer telegraphed his intention to cave on future budget resolutions.

Frank, I’ve been through too many of these.

I’m at the point where I expect the G.O.P to F.U.C.K. me…

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allegro  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:33:54pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

Hell, even if Schumer was going to say that the DNC plans to play the long game, there are ways to make that hurt for the GOP. Say that while the DNC will not prevent the government from running, they will make any other legislation dependent upon a DACA vote. That the DNC will use every legislative trick in the book to ensure no other legislation gets a vote without DACA being addressed. And if the GOP try to sneak something through via a CR, then the DNC will filibuster that bill and advocate only “clean” CRs between now and November in absence of a budget resolution.

I seem to remember 8 years of this technique being pretty darn effective.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:35:09pm

re: #5 Skip Intro

Maybe he should see if he and his wife can claim asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy for protection from the US government.

Or make a few calls across the river and see if Canada would take them.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:35:50pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:36:37pm

re: #14 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

is this the right time of night to discuss my ‘Piss On Trump’ initiative?

I don’t know, he might like that too much.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:37:03pm

i’ll say it again - if daca fails to pass and they start deporting dreamers, there could be an outcry in this country the likes of which haven’t been seen since they enforced the fugitive slave act

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:40:01pm

Should we be deluging our senators with demands that DACA be saved? Would they actually be responsive to requests that all Congressional activity be stopped until DACA is implemented?

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retired cynic  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:40:15pm

To change the topic just slightly (and the article about the Albanian “fugitive” enraged me so much I broke my rule and posted something political on Facebook… so there!):

Charlie Pierce on the “journalism” of the Great Penis Hunt, and what it does and does not teach us about where we are today!

esquire.com

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:40:53pm

re: #25 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i’ll say it again - if daca fails to pass and they start deporting dreamers, there could be an outcry in this country the likes of which haven’t been seen since the enforced the fugitive slave act

I wish I shared that optimism. So many of our fellow citizens are completely detached to what’s going on around us. “If it doesn’t effect me, I don’t care”.

But when I think of the idea of all these people being forcibly removed, I honestly hope to see a huge pushback. Mobs gathered to protect those who have been targeted to make it impossible for “authorities” to get to them. Even a revolt among the agencies tasked with doing this. I think ICE is a lost cause however. RIghtwingers have been infiltrating that agency for a very long time.

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Skip Intro  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:41:08pm

re: #25 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Back in the 1960s, when most of the country still had a conscience, that would have been true.

Today I doubt it. It would take massive civil disobedience for one, and I don’t sense that happening.

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danarchy  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:42:08pm

re: #25 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i’ll say it again - if daca fails to pass and they start deporting dreamers, there could be an outcry in this country the likes of which haven’t been seen since they enforced the fugitive slave act

Or they could just let DACA end and not go out and deport anyone, but let them move back into the shadows like they were before DACA. Then they could screw a whole bunch of people without providing the visuals and stories of people being rounded up.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:53:34pm

re: #30 danarchy

Or they could just let DACA end and not go out and deport anyone, but let them move back into the shadows like they were before DACA. Then they could screw a whole bunch of people without providing the visuals and stories of people being rounded up.

Probably the worst possible scenario, because they would become be reluctant to seek help from police when victimized by racists and criminals. Also, without DACA protections they will lose their work permits and thus jobs, putting a huge sudden strain on the economy. No jobs means no health insurance, so they’ll go to ERs and get treatment that they won’t be able to pay for so health care costs for everyone go up more. It’d be bad all around.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:57:29pm

Ok so the Dreamer ball is now in the GOP’s court and here they are plotting their next move…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 9:59:04pm

re: #25 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i’ll say it again - if daca fails to pass and they start deporting dreamers, there could be an outcry in this country the likes of which haven’t been seen since they enforced the fugitive slave act

I wish I could believe that, but the majority of the country is too obsessed with the latest Kardashian stunt.

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Targetpractice  Jan 23, 2018 • 10:00:55pm

re: #31 goddamnedfrank

Probably the worst possible scenario, because they would become be reluctant to seek help from police when victimized by racists and criminals. Also, without DACA protections they will lose their work permits and thus jobs, putting a huge sudden strain on the economy. No jobs means no health insurance, so they’ll go to ERs and get treatment that they won’t be able to pay for so health care costs for everyone go up more. It’d be bad all around.

Not to a party that wants to portray Dreamers as a drain on the nation’s resources. Consider how much easier it’ll be for them to sell deporting the Dreamers if they can show on paper that they’re largely jobless, reliant upon charity for healthcare, and cannot provide for themselves without handouts.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 10:03:47pm

Nothing to see here… .

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 10:05:19pm

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

Should we be deluging our senators with demands that DACA be saved? Would they actually be responsive to requests that all Congressional activity be stopped until DACA is implemented?

Mine won’t (Deb Fischer-R-Trumpista, Ben Sasse-R-Empty Suit)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 23, 2018 • 10:09:23pm

I’m out for the night. Trip to Cheyenne, Denver, and Colorado Springs starting tomorrow.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 23, 2018 • 10:15:21pm

Reading Obermayer & Obermaier, “The Panama Papers.”

It’s infuriating, but amazing relevant because its the same players we’re talking about now, but all intertwined with Mossack-Fonseca.

I’m going to go as far as saying: mandatory reading.

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JordanRules  Jan 23, 2018 • 10:38:54pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:24:53am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 24, 2018 • 2:47:47am

Pentagon Drops Climate From National Defense Strategy In Retreat From Bush-Era Policy

The Pentagon scrubbed its latest National Defense Strategy of all references to climate change, an Orwellian rhetorical shift away from a scientific reality at an agency that has long avoided the issue’s politics.

A summary document released Friday morning makes no mention of “climate,” “warming,” “planet,” “sea levels” or even “temperature.” All 22 uses of the word “environment” refer to the strategic or security landscape. The 11-page memo, signed by Defense Secretary James Mattis, is the first update to the policy in a decade.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 3:20:53am

re: #2 JordanRules

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 3:40:47am

re: #42 MsJ

How do you not view ICE as Trump’s Gestapo? Once this trump thing is gone we need to take a hard look at ICE and those who work there.

Trump supporters see the ICE as the only part of government that they can trust, and the only one not corrupted by the Soros-funded, Obama-led Deep State Conspiracy.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 24, 2018 • 4:17:20am

Went spelunking with my company car this morning, nice sized pot hole knocked the tire off the rim. I was disappointed that I couldn’t change the tire fast enough and still be at work on time. Please remember to always keep a flashlight in your car too. Harbor Freight gives them away for free all the time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 4:27:52am

re: #44 Shropshire Slasher

Went spelunking with my company car this morning, nice sized pot hole knocked the tire off the rim. I was disappointed that I couldn’t change the tire fast enough and still be at work on time. Please remember to always keep a flashlight in your car too. Harbor Freight gives them away for free all the time.

A fellow managed to successfully sue the City of Frankfurt for opening a street to traffic before they had repaired dangerous potholes that damaged his vehicle and nearly caused several accidents.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:08:57am

I dunno what will happen if they start deporting DREAMers but remember just this last weekend we saw large demonstrations. That said, we need to fight hard for the DREAMers and their families. Not only that but against the bigots.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:20:04am

re: #42 MsJ

How do you not view ICE as Trump’s Gestapo? Once this trump thing is gone we need to take a hard look at ICE and those who work there.

This isn’t too tricky. Every Federal agency that has an ideological mission attracts employees with a bent or passion for “The Cause”. (That includes the progressive ones like EPA and National Endowment for the Arts.) We used to speak of our workforce as a blend of “Careerists and Crusaders.” It works best when the right ratio is maintained. The crusaders are self-selected to join or remain with the mission.

Trump has not really had the time to radically shape the ICE/Border Police people or procedures at the worker-bee level. If he or his successor do that, things will really get bad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:24:04am

re: #47 Decatur Deb

A lot of competent people simply refuse to serve under Trump because they see what a shit show they would be part of and do not want to sully their resume. That leaves the sycophants and crusaders to fill those posts.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:28:15am

re: #48 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A lot of competent people simply refuse to serve under Trump because they see what a shit show they would be part of and do not want to sully their resume. That leaves the sycophants and crusaders to fill those posts.

Yup, but we haven’t even begun to feel that effect yet, except for the appointed executive (non-civil service) leadership positions. The guys who wanted to goon the border have been there, on average, for half a career. Now the bad ones just feel they will be tolerated and rewarded for acting-out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:30:54am

re: #49 Decatur Deb

Yup, but we haven’t even begun to feel that effect yet, except for the appointed executive (non-civil service) leadership positions. The guys who wanted to goon the border have been there, on average, for half a career. Now the bad ones just feel they will be tolerated and rewarded for acting-out.

I recall reading that a number of key State Department jobs are remaining unfilled. Trump really made a comment to the effect that that was fine, those are just superfluous government jobs.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:33:04am

re: #48 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Twenty years ago, one of my more cynical co-workers used to say that If we ever ask Americans to man the concentration-camp watch towers, their only question will be “What’s the pay grade?”

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:33:55am

re: #47 Decatur Deb

The Border Patrol has always attracted some seriously racist thugs. See Bill Jordan, Charles Askins, Skeeter Skelton, Elmer Keith & the rest of that generation for the origins of what is deeply ingrained into the culture of thuggery there.

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jeffreyw  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:36:03am

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Good morning!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:38:47am

re: #52 William Lewis

The Border Patrol has always attracted some seriously racist thugs. See Bill Jordan, Charles Askins, Skeeter Skelton, Elmer Keith & the rest of that generation for the origins of what is deeply ingrained into the culture of thuggery there.

Oh yeah. Just like tree-huggers put in for the Forest Service and EPA. We had one Army Corps of Engineers intern with a peacenik bent who quit in horror when he found out the CoE actually was part of the Army.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:38:53am

re: #51 Decatur Deb

Twenty years ago, one of my more cynical co-workers used to say that If we ever ask Americans to man the concentration-camp watch towers, their only question will be “What’s the pay grade?”

An ex-GF from Tucson moved with her hubby to the desert near Douglas, AZ several decades ago. Back then, it was just a sleepy backwater, but now they are smack dab on the front line of the drug war and a major route for human traffickers and refugees. (that was a major theme of No Country for Old Men)
And I hear that her hubby has joined the Border Militia and built a 30-foot observation tower on their property. I am certain he would equip it with a machine gun if he could.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:39:31am

re: #53 jeffreyw

Baseball season already? Blue Jays vs Cardinals!!!

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Dr. Matt  Jan 24, 2018 • 5:58:52am

re: #56 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Baseball season already? Blue Jays vs Cardinals!!!

Tigers like snacking on both.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:02:09am
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:02:49am

re: #11 Targetpractice

For me, Schumer saying that the DNC Senate leadership is gaming things out past the Feb 8th deadline is exactly the wrong signal to send. How do you hammer home that that deadline is important if you’re already expecting the fight to go into March and beyond? To use simple analogies that wingnuts love, it’s like telling a child that he better have his homework done by the time his favorite show comes on or he can’t watch it, then coming back 10 minutes later and saying “But hey, if you don’t finish it by then, I think we can make an exception.” He’s not gonna feel any pressure, his homework’s not going to be done, and you’ve now blown a huge hole in any future threats.

I’m curious what pressure McConnell is actually feeling. The entire pressure is on Democrats to keep it alive, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s Democratic constituents, not Republican ones, that want to keep it alive. Which party right now is going to pay the biggest price if it isn’t addressed?

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:07:34am

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

Should we be deluging our senators with demands that DACA be saved? Would they actually be responsive to requests that all Congressional activity be stopped until DACA is implemented?

Yes to the first, especially moderate Democrats.

Immigration Activists Are About to Go Off on Chuck Schumer

“We’re targeting Dems who voted for this CR (continuing resolution),” Angel Padilla, policy director for Indivisible, a resistance organization formed in response to Trump’s presidency, told The Daily Beast. “They sold out Dreamers. They failed to stand up to Trump’s white supremacy. They had the support of the grassroots and they caved. It also demonstrates that Democrats remain terrified of immigration. And they will continue to run from it.”

But elsewhere in the immigration advocacy community the notion that Democrats should be targeted during this critical, three week juncture is, at best, harebrained and at worst counterproductive. Schumer, as one top advocate noted, got his entire caucus behind the DREAM Act—no small feat considering the moderate members he has up for re-election. And the only reason he voted to reopen the government is because many of those moderates had forced his hand into doing so by saying they’d back McConnell’s measure.

“Schumer here wasn’t the problem,” the advocate said, speaking on condition of anonymity so as not to incur the wrath of his contemporaries. “Schumer was holding his ground on this. It was the moderates who undercut the leader.”

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Dr. Matt  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:12:31am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:15:56am

re: #61 Dr. Matt

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Because Trump and especially Pence won’t call out state sanctioned homophobia in Uganda.

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Woods Witch  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:18:10am

re: #52 William Lewis

The Border Patrol has always attracted some seriously racist thugs. See Bill Jordan, Charles Askins, Skeeter Skelton, Elmer Keith & the rest of that generation for the origins of what is deeply ingrained into the culture of thuggery there.

Yep. The biggest problem is that Trump has given the racist thugs free reign. The result is family’s are being destroyed while the president* and his xenophobic fanboys cheer from the sidelines.

“”What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:18:12am

I’m sad about this passing.
Ursula K. Le Guin, the spiritual mother of generations of writers; John Scalzi pays tribute

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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:19:30am

re: #50 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall reading that a number of key State Department jobs are remaining unfilled. Trump really made a comment to the effect that that was fine, those are just superfluous government jobs.

We’re going to be years cleaning up this Trump mess

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:21:06am

re: #65 Sir John Barron

We’re going to be years cleaning up this Trump mess

Yep. My big fear is we’ll take steps to fix it only to get set back if we elect another Republican charlatan.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:21:34am

re: #63 Woods Witch

Yep. The biggest problem is that Trump has given the racist thugs free reign. The result is family’s are being destroyed while the president* and his xenophobic fanboys cheer from the sidelines.

“”What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

That’s the worst thing he’s done.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:24:32am

re: #65 Sir John Barron

We’re going to be years cleaning up this Trump mess

Ironic that wingnuts claimed for eight years that Obama was “destroying America”, Trumpy campaigns on MAGA, but when we actually look at the important values and functions of the country, the Trumpbots are rapidly tearing it down beyond any recognition.

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BlueGrl21  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:25:51am

re: #52 William Lewis

The Border Patrol has always attracted some seriously racist thugs. See Bill Jordan, Charles Askins, Skeeter Skelton, Elmer Keith & the rest of that generation for the origins of what is deeply ingrained into the culture of thuggery there.

A former member of my inner circle, by family proxy, is an ICE agent. He is batshit NUTS. I mean, I’m in Texas, I expect plenty of gun nuts andthvarithass-hattery, but I had never seen anything like this guy. He is SICK. A total gun freak, threatening to shoot people, racist, just a sick human being. Worth creating a family fault line to get away from him in any way.

He tends to be the rule, not the exception.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:26:05am

re: #68 Sir John Barron

Ironic that wingnuts claimed for eight years that Obama was “destroying America”, Trumpy campaigns on MAGA, but when we actually look at the important values and functions of the country, the Trumpbots are rapidly tearing it down beyond any recognition.

Understaffing the State Department, ignoring Russian hacking and misinformation, attacking American institutions—the list of which continues to expand to now include the FBI that once hallowed of all conservative American institutions.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:28:35am

Watching the new Curry show on PBS. Fascinating and moving. I recommend it.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:33:31am

Sir Elton John may be retiring from touring:

Sir Elton John is retiring from touring after nearly 50 years. The 70-year-old singer is planning to reveal his decision to quit touring in an announcement later on Wednesday.

The musician’s website displays a countdown clock set for 5.30pm GMT alongside the statement: “I’ve finally decided my future lies…”.

His hair piece is planning a solo tour in 2019…. The Tour will be free - you won’t have toupee.
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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:35:43am

Morning!

I’ve got one more thing to say about this DACA issue.

I’m counting on some humanity. This is a test of America’s humanity.

If as so many think will happen they start shipping Dreamers out of this country we have bigger issues than immigration policy and our budget.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:36:03am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:37:26am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:39:22am

re: #72 Shropshire Slasher

Well deserved. Thank you for the years Sir Elton!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:07:54am

re: #12 Joe Bacon 🌹

It was nice to be back at work today knowing a full paycheck is on the way Friday. But I got Feb 8th circled on my calendar and I’m really afraid the GOP will do the Furlough Fuck with us again…

We would have been paid for that time period. The hours were worked and the money was there. It was the next pay period that was going to be hosed. And, congress has already approved pay for the eight hours that we missed on Monday.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:17:59am

So this used to be all white and is clearly visible from 280 just south of San Francisco. New owners gave it some color, and, as it’s always been nicknamed “The Flintstones House” got some pets in the yard for passers-by to enjoy.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:18:17am

re: #27 retired cynic

To change the topic just slightly (and the article about the Albanian “fugitive” enraged me so much I broke my rule and posted something political on Facebook… so there!):

Charlie Pierce on the “journalism” of the Great Penis Hunt, and what it does and does not teach us about where we are today!

esquire.com

That is a great piece from Charlie Pierce. It should be the introduction to some journalism classes or something.

To me, he really does hit on when journalism went down the tubes regarding political coverage. And for sure we are still paying for all of that because the Republicans learned from Clinton and have kept it up since.

It helped them put Trump in office. And Trump is 99x worse than Bill on any given day.

But oh that Hillary…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:21:15am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:21:28am

To me, right wing propaganda has really created an alternate universe where immigrants are nothing but moochers, where white supremacists and MRAs are merely misunderstood and justified in their bujlshit, etc. The question I have is how do we reverse this? How do we make sure a large enough sub-section of the future generations don’t buy this? I’m fairly optimistic for my generation but I’m also cynical too since I’ve seen many people my own age and even younger buy the far right crap message. Right wingers seem more and more inclined to isolate themselves.

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lizardofid  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:24:01am

re: #78 darthstar

That is very cool! I love everything about it. I’m curious, are the windows we see in the photo south facing?

Oh, and good morning all!

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:29:22am

re: #80 GlutenFreeJesus

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My, um, genitals tucked up and in at that. I had a Siamese cat fall into the tub while I was bathing once and still carry the scars.

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JordanRules  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:29:46am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:30:57am

re: #84 JordanRules

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Because Trudeau is actually a leader and not some douchebag punk who thinks he’s one.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:33:05am

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area. In a departure from the usual political stylings, I decided to take a music break and found that Joe Satriani has released a new album…. and it’s quite enjoyable.

In particular, I love this track for the complexity, rhythm changes, and technical prowess:

Joe Satriani - Thunder High On The Mountain (Audio) (Pseudo Video)

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JordanRules  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:34:45am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:38:12am

re: #79 ObserverArt

I am going to have to disagree, but, the following quotes aren’t all his, and this is my perspective of the history I lived through:

Oh, for the love of god, stop.

Here’s Susan Glasser, who blames Bill Clinton for infecting the innocent landscape of American politics with the plague of strategic lying.

“I believe that Donald Trump has learned from and will take to heart the lessons of how Clinton survived politically the year 1998,” she said. “It was political genius how he handled it by lying. Lying was proven to work in some way that has enabled further the cynical and divisive political culture of Washington.”

Bill Clinton taught Donald Trump how to lie his way out of trouble? There are masons and gardeners at the Trump Taj who may never stop laughing and, after that, Susan Glasser can arrange a séance and have a chat about strategic deception with the late Edith Galt Wilson.

My recollection of the Lewinsky affair is that President Clinton circled the wagons with the Democratic leaders and went on the attack. That is Trump’s modus operandi.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:40:36am

re: #84 JordanRules

Curious why the Canadian PM would call the governor of Kentucky, however nice of him it was. Was anyone involved of Canadian origin?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:43:39am

Theory: Many Trump supporters know multiple DREAMers but don’t realize it and if they suddenly all got deported would be shocked and wondering where everybody went.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:45:13am

re: #90 Eclectic Cyborg

Theory: Many Trump supporters know multiple DREAMers but don’t realize it and if they suddenly all got deported would be shocked and wondering where everybody went.

Kind of like when their favorite immigrant got detained by ICE and many were shocked because so and so was one of the good ones.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:47:23am

re: #86 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area. In a departure from the usual political stylings, I decided to take a music break and found that Joe Satriani has released a new album…. and it’s quite enjoyable.

In particular, I love this track for the complexity, rhythm changes, and technical prowess:

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Video

it is harder to start my day without greets and saluts

glad you’re dropping in when you can

oops - i suggest a refresh

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:49:37am

re: #88 Shropshire Slasher

I am going to have to disagree, but, the following quotes aren’t all his, and this is my perspective of the history I lived through:

My recollection of the Lewinsky affair is that President Clinton circled the wagons with the Democratic leaders and went on the attack. That is Trump’s modus operandi.

and while we debate clinton’s post hoc tactics, pierce’s point is that none of the investigation should have happened in the first place

therefore it certainly shouldnt have ended up where it did - with the lewinsky affair - 10 degrees separated from “whitewater” and at least four years later

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JordanRules  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:49:42am

re: #89 Sir John Barron

He’s running! ///

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:50:32am

re: #88 Shropshire Slasher

I am going to have to disagree, but, the following quotes aren’t all his, and this is my perspective of the history I lived through:

My recollection of the Lewinsky affair is that President Clinton circled the wagons with the Democratic leaders and went on the attack. That is Trump’s modus operandi.

Considering Hastert and Gingrich and Livingston’s doings before and during the Lewinsky affair, I say it was justified. They were acting like Clinton somehow undermined morality in this country. Pretty big shit considering Denny was paying off boys he molested under the table not to talk about him.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:51:05am

re: #91 HappyWarrior

Kind of like when their favorite immigrant got detained by ICE and many were shocked because so and so was one of the good ones.

And when it happens, there will be many more stories from the usual suspects talking to the only Americans that matter, Trump voters. At the conclusion of all the stories, Trump voters will still support Trump. Losing friends didn’t bother them for very long when this started, and it won’t now. If asked, they’ll put them on the trains.

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jeffreyw  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:51:20am

re: #78 darthstar

So this used to be all white and is clearly visible from 280 just south of San Francisco. New owners gave it some color, and, as it’s always been nicknamed “The Flintstones House” got some pets in the yard for passers-by to enjoy.

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Stolen and tweeted to both my followers!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:52:50am

re: #96 Renaissance_Man

And when it happens, there will be many more stories from the usual suspects talking to the only Americans that matter, Trump voters. At the conclusion of all the stories, Trump voters will still support Trump. Losing friends didn’t bother them for very long when this started, and it won’t now. If asked, they’ll put them on the trains.

Yeah crap about how Trump is “cleaning up Washington” and “standing up to the elites”, bullshit they’ll get peddled to them by right wing elites.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:54:26am

End of course crickets from the Trump is great for business hacks about the solar tariffs.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:56:04am

re: #99 HappyWarrior

because, because, Solyndra!

//

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:00:15am

Alabama House of Representatives pass bill that forbids special elections for US Senate.

al.com

Translation: We tried having elections once, and all these black people showed up and elected a democrat.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:00:51am

re: #101 BlueSpotinAL

Alabama House of Representatives pass bill that forbids special elections for US Senate.

al.com

Translation: We tried having elections once, and all these black people showed up and elected a democrat.

Cowards.

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makeitstop  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:01:33am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:02:41am

If a Dem legislature did what Bama is doing, FNC would be on it faster than a kneeling during the national anthem.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:03:00am

re: #103 makeitstop

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:05:51am

@We’re concerned about the cost.” Aka our party voters nominate shitty people that even Democratic candidates can beat and we don’t want that to happen again.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:05:56am

re: #101 BlueSpotinAL

Alabama House of Representatives pass bill that forbids special elections for US Senate.

al.com

Translation: We tried having elections once, and all these black people showed up and elected a democrat.


Too late, too late, but never you mind….

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JordanRules  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:06:08am

re: #101 BlueSpotinAL

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:07:39am

re: #104 HappyWarrior

If a Dem legislature did what Bama is doing, FNC would be on it faster than a kneeling during the national anthem.

while youre probably right, i couldnt believe a dem legislature would even contemplate this

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:09:35am

re: #109 dangerman

while youre probably right, i couldnt believe a dem legislature would even contemplate this

They wouldn’t, that is correct. The GOP has a bad habit of trying to cheat often.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:11:39am

re: #109 dangerman

while youre probably right, i couldnt believe a dem legislature would even contemplate this

There are some extra inputs to the issue. The Gov, Kay Ivey, didn’t have to hold an election, but chose to do it to get rid of Luther Strange, the incumbent. He was installed in a ridiculously corrupt do-si-do involving the disgraced philandering former Gov. If she signs off on this law, future Govs have a harder time scouring the barnacles.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:13:55am

re: #109 dangerman

while youre probably right, i couldnt believe a dem legislature would even contemplate this

All bets are off when we’re talking about Alabama.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:16:29am
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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:19:52am
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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:20:14am

Tweet photos not showing up.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:22:43am

re: #114 Stanley Sea

The best part about all of the sharks dying is that we’d reduce the populations of shrimp and other small ocean creatures lots of people like to eat.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:24:13am

re: #115 Stanley Sea

Tweet photos not showing up.

Not experiencing any issues

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:24:13am

re: #113 FormerDirtDart

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Pretty clever.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:25:15am

re: #116 Belafon

The best part about all of the sharks dying is that we’d reduce the populations of shrimp and other small ocean creatures lots of people like to eat.

You’ll take my shrimp tacos from my stone cold hands.

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makeitstop  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:28:50am
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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:29:50am

re: #113 FormerDirtDart

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ok, im a pedant, and i know this isnt what they were referring to

the last line…whoppers arent the same for everybody
“have it your way”

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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:29:54am

re: #101 BlueSpotinAL

Alabama House of Representatives pass bill that forbids special elections for US Senate.

al.com

Translation: We tried having elections once, and all these black people showed up and elected a democrat.

So what will happen when a Senator dies in office or is nominated for a cabinet position? The Gov appoints a replacement until the next regularly scheduled election?

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:31:59am

re: #120 makeitstop

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yeah and i dont believe he didnt vote at all
just didnt have the balls to say “i wont discuss that. please respect it’s a private matter”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:32:01am

re: #120 makeitstop

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I’ve takked about McCabe’s wife’s candidacy a lot since it’s my district. Facts: our former governor McAuliffe is a good friend of HRC, our state senate is closely divided, and the guy Dr. McCabe ran against is someone who is a kook and has been targeted by Dems for years. He even wrote a letter to Assad in Syria praising him.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:33:12am

re: #121 dangerman

ok, im a pedant, and i know this isnt what they were referring to

the last line…whoppers arent the same for everybody
“have it your way”

“I’ll have a Whopper, hold the bun.”

“And a milkshake, hold the cup.”

(Anyone else remember where that came from?)

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:33:14am

re: #112 Eclectic Cyborg

All bets are off when we’re talking about Alabama.

It is a human thing to do, it would not be surprising no matter which party was in power.

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nines09  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:36:30am

Good day. We do not live on bread alone, and I myself need to find humor.
Remember that song Despacito? Nice groove, well made video I thought.

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

Well I’m surfing the tube and I stumble across this. Made me laugh. Hope it brings a smile. Reminded me of all the Quebecers who would show up in Wildwood NJ when I was a teen.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:36:50am

re: #122 Sir John Barron

So what will happen when a Senator dies in office or is nominated for a cabinet position? The Gov appoints a replacement until the next regularly scheduled election?

Exactly. And because Alabama is a majority GOP state there’s virtually no chance of another Doug Jones like upset.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:39:10am

re: #125 Belafon

“I’ll have a Whopper, hold the bun.”

“And a milkshake, hold the cup.”

(Anyone else remember where that came from?)

brilliant

…i needed “assistance”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:39:36am

They’re trying to spin this as being akin to what happened in Massachusetts but what happened in Massachusetts gave more of a say to the voters.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:42:30am

re: #126 BlueSpotinAL

It is a human thing to do, it would not be surprising no matter which party was in power.

well i stand by my hopefulness
the parties are not the same. the people that make them up - in every state are not the same.

and just to move the goalposts a bit
a dem congress, especially in alabama wouldnt need to do this

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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:44:23am

re: #120 makeitstop

Yeah but Bill Clinton’s momentary meeting on the tarmac with Lynch buried the Benghazi report, made the FBI not charge Hillary for emails, instigated the FISA abuse, created the FBI sabotage of the Trump presidency, and set Russia up for colluding with Trump.

/////

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:45:24am

The most pathetic thing I remember the GOP trying to do without success was to make electoral votes count by district. That is even though say Obama and later Hillary won the popular vote here in Va, they’d get fewer EVs because Romney or Trump would have won more CDs than they would. But notice they never proposed splitting up the EVs in reliably Republican states like Texas. The Republicans don’t know how to win honestly. They know their party is growing where population is declining and we’re growing where population is growing.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:46:27am

So, Trump’s twitter, the Presidential account, nor that of the Press Secretary has even acknowledged the Kentucky school shooting yesterday, or the shooting in Texas Monday.
It appears the only public social media response has been from the VP’s account, and retweeted by the White House account.
Leadership in action

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:46:48am

the thing is the Repubilcan areas aren’t getting less Republican, they’ve actually gotten more but they’re losing population. When I saw Congressman Connolly speak on Monday morning, he talked a bit about that in regards to Virginia. NoVa has become about as permanent a Dem stronghold as you can get but Southwestern Va has become equally Republican but the catch is NoVa is growing while SoWeVa is declining.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:48:37am

I just love the Trumper narrative of how everything was a shithole economically under Obama and now everything’s graet now that Trump is in charge. It’s so stupid. Of course, the minute the economy shows signs of trouble under Trump, they’ll either ignore it or blame Obama. Right wingers want all the credit when things are right and none of the resposibility when things are wrong.

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jeffreyw  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:49:08am

re: #44 Shropshire Slasher

Went spelunking with my company car this morning, nice sized pot hole knocked the tire off the rim. I was disappointed that I couldn’t change the tire fast enough and still be at work on time. Please remember to always keep a flashlight in your car too. Harbor Freight gives them away for free all the time.

Not free, but I have a bunch of these: Handy-Assed Flashlights. They run off of one AA battery, or better yet: These rechargeable Li-Ion batteries. smile.amazon.com

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:55:53am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:57:18am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:02:40am

re: #90 Eclectic Cyborg

Theory: Many Trump supporters know multiple DREAMers but don’t realize it and if they suddenly all got deported would be shocked and wondering where everybody went.

a new kind of Rapture…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:04:06am

re: #138 FormerDirtDart

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As it should.

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Weaselone  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:10:41am

re: #89 Sir John Barron

Curious why the Canadian PM would call the governor of Kentucky, however nice of him it was. Was anyone involved of Canadian origin?

He’s snubbing Trump?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:11:33am

re: #142 Weaselone

He’s snubbing Trump?

Could be that he’s just a decent person too. I’m sure Obama offered condolences when Canada had tragedies like this too.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:12:01am

re: #30 danarchy

Or they could just let DACA end and not go out and deport anyone, but let them move back into the shadows like they were before DACA. Then they could screw a whole bunch of people without providing the visuals and stories of people being rounded up.

Exactly. DACA recipients are going to the end of the line of the already backlogged immigration court system, but they are going to have to go back into the shadows again. Treating them that way is evil, but to the GOP they are less than human.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:12:17am

The 11 companies and products named were
Opiate Freedom Center (Opiate Freedom 5-Pack);
U4Life, LLC (Mitadone);
CalmSupport, LLC (CalmSupport);
TaperAid (TaperAid & TaperAid Complete);
Medicus Holistic Alternatives, LLC (Natracet);
NutraCore Health Products, LLC (Opiate Detox Pro);
Healthy Healing, LLC (Withdrawal Support);
Soothedrawal, Inc (Soothedrawal);
Choice Detox Center, Inc (Nofeel);
GUNA, Inc (GUNA-ADDICT 1);
King Bio, Inc (AddictaPlex).

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:14:11am

re: #144 Big Beautiful Door

Exactly. DACA recipients are going to the end of the line of the already backlogged immigration court system, but they are going to have to go back into the shadows again. Treating them that way is evil, but to the GOP they are less than human.

I see the way GOPers and right wingers talk about immigrants. You shouldn’t talk about an animal that way let alone a fellow human being.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:16:48am

re: #138 FormerDirtDart

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i said this the day it broke

it’s an llc

how did it record the deposit of the 130k?
how did it report it on its federal tax return
it filed a tax return, right?
how did it record / report the payment to the woman
did the llc deduct it as some sort of expense
did they issue a 1099?
as we dont know how the llc was organized, was she made a “partner”?
if so did she get a k-1

did she report the 130k as income to herself one way or another whether she received the proper supporting paperwork or not?

these are easy basic questions

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:18:52am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:21:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:21:18am

good luck with that:

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:21:19am

I figured out my problem for not seeing tweets.

You know how the video box follows you down the page? Well the box wasn’t there but the black X to exit from it was. As soon as I noticed it & clicked out, the tweet photos appeared.

Just a helpful FYI for my fellow luddites.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:23:04am
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:23:06am

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

good luck with that:

threatens subpoenas

And the states are like “Bring it on.”

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:25:33am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

Does he really want to see what he’d get if all of those gymnasts testified against him?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:25:58am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

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Nassar is gonna find out there is something worse than “a woman scorned”…
it’s a pissed off judge (female or otherwise).

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plansbandc  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:28:04am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

He’s one sick pig. No doubt he’s getting off on all the attention. It’s his last big hurrah.

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JordanRules  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:28:06am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

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thecommodore  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:28:12am

Your guide to the dizzying smorgasbord of anti-FBI conspiracy theories:

washingtonpost.com

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:29:27am
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thecommodore  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:29:37am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:29:46am

re: #159 FormerDirtDart

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Cheese eating neutral monkeys. //

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:29:49am

re: #149 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:30:15am

re: #160 thecommodore

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Pretty rich wonderings from a Trump enabler.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:30:19am

re: #120 makeitstop

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:30:55am

re: #149 FormerDirtDart

Not bizarre. Entirely predictable.

Trump is trying to undo every move Obama made to improve consumer protections, environmental protections, or health coverage.

The GOP is enabling Trump on this front as well, and the Trump admin’s regressive and reactionary ignorance will have lasting consequences.

After all, we’ve got scientists suing the EPA over being blocked from giving input on science matters because they got grants from the EPA. Trump would rather get lobbyists and corporations to determine the level of pollution acceptable, because there’s profit to be had.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:31:03am

re: #164 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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No, they won’t. They acted like Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky was the worst thing ever but think nothing of Trump having a hush fund to pay off a mistress.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:31:59am

re: #88 Shropshire Slasher

I am going to have to disagree, but, the following quotes aren’t all his, and this is my perspective of the history I lived through:

My recollection of the Lewinsky affair is that President Clinton circled the wagons with the Democratic leaders and went on the attack. That is Trump’s modus operandi.

What’s that got to do with the article which is about how the Lewinsky story was covered by journalists?

Hint: Nothing.

Why wouldn’t the Democrats circle the wagons…it was trumped up BS? And it was helped along by the journalists that backed the Republicans and dumped on the Clintons.

Summation: you missed the point, or you got it and want to deflect.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:32:26am

re: #165 lawhawk

Trump is trying to create an anarcho-capitalist utopia, where the only power is what you can buy, and poverty is literally proof of criminality. And he damn well may get it at this point.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:33:37am

re: #166 HappyWarrior

No, they won’t. They acted like Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky was the worst thing ever but think nothing of Trump having a hush fund to pay off a mistress.

Trump could nuke the entirety of 5th Ave. at this point and get it blamed on Clinton, I’m pretty damn sure.

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danarchy  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:34:03am

re: #42 MsJ

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So I’m not a huge ICE fan, but in a case like this where a judge has ordered deportation , and 11 years of appeals have upheld the order, do we want a law enforcement agency to decide which judge’s orders to obey and which ones to ignore?

Not sure why ICE gets the blame here and not the courts?

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:34:35am

re: #163 HappyWarrior

Pretty rich wonderings from a Trump enabler.

True, but Hewitt isn’t incorrect regarding PM May’s omnishambles of a government. I’ve asked the same question myself when I read the British press and the latest hijinks out of 10 Downing Street.

I figure it’s simply because no one else in the Tory party really wants the job of PM, so they’re content to let her soldier on - if it all goes belly up (or “pear-shaped”, to use a bit of British vernacular), she makes for a convenient scapegoat.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:35:25am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:36:06am

I would expect the max allowed sentence

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:36:07am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

True, but Hewitt isn’t incorrect regarding PM May’s omnishambles of a government. I’ve asked the same question myself when I read the British press and the latest hijinks out of 10 Downing Street.

I figure it’s simply because no one else in the Tory party really wants the job of PM, so they’re content to let her soldier on - if it all goes belly up (or “pear-shaped”, to use a bit of British vernacular), she makes for a convenient scapegoat.

Because god forbid someone like…ugh…Boris Johnson get a crack at the wheel. I don’t think even the Tories want to risk giving him more air at that point.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:36:52am

re: #168 Citizen K

Trump is trying to create an ararcho-capitalist utopia, where the only power is what you can buy, and poverty is literally proof of criminality. And he damn well may get it at this point.

i’d love it if you were going for “arachno”

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:37:19am
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makeitstop  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:37:25am

re: #145 FormerDirtDart

GUNA, Inc (GUNA-ADDICT 1);

Addicts guna addict.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:38:02am
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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:38:08am

re: #172 FormerDirtDart

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one of those joke dog leashes?

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:38:26am

re: #176 FormerDirtDart

Or, roughly a year per victim.

Somehow, that’s still not nearly enough.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:38:48am

re: #175 dangerman

i’d love it if you were going for “arachno”

Bah. You know what I meant.

Besides, I’m pretty sure ‘arachno-capitalism’ is what gave us the first Marvel Civil War, and we don’t want that shit again. The reception to Civil War II proved that.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:41:19am

re: #180 lawhawk

Or, roughly a year per victim.

Somehow, that’s still not nearly enough.

I’m just wondering if we’re going to hear about how the judge was biased and emotional and we need a male judge to make an impartial decision.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:41:59am

re: #181 Citizen K

Bah. You know what I meant.

Besides, I’m pretty sure ‘arachno-capitalism’ is what gave us the first Marvel Civil War, and we don’t want that shit again. The reception to Civil War II proved that.

“Keep Summer Safe.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:42:44am

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

good luck with that:

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Well, so much for States rights and all that huh?

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:43:27am

re: #174 Citizen K

Because god forbid someone like…ugh…Boris Johnson get a crack at the wheel. I don’t think even the Tories want to risk giving him more air at that point.

Yeech, BoJo as PM? LOL he’s an utter joke and I’m sure the Tories recognize it.

I’ve seen comments among the hardcore Brexiteers among the Tory base that support Jacob Reese-Mogg as PM; that fellow is like a living caricature of a Victorian-era undertaker and his views are just as obsolete.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:44:30am

re: #184 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, so much for States rights and all that huh?

Conservatives were against states’ rights in the 1850s as well.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:44:48am

re: #181 Citizen K

Bah. You know what I meant.

Besides, I’m pretty sure ‘arachno-capitalism’ is what gave us the first Marvel Civil War, and we don’t want that shit again. The reception to Civil War II proved that.

;-) yeah, of course i knew - just the way my eyes picked it up

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:44:55am

re: #182 Belafon

Yup.

The fact is that this guy’s abuse went on as long as it did because there were enough people enabling him at USA Gymnastics and within the NCAA (including MSU) to thwart criminal investigations sooner.

The more we’ve learned, the more we should be demanding that MSU and every other program this guy was involved with during the years he abused women should have their athletic programs shut down permanently.

There should be a death penalty for athletic programs that enabled harassment/abuse - it should have ended Penn State, and it should end MSU as well.

Does this harm athletes? Not nearly as much as the athletes who were abused in Nassar’s case, or the kids harmed in Sandusky case.

Athletes can transfer to other programs. That’s not an excuse to prevent a death penalty for a program that enabled abuse.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:45:40am
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sagehen  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:49:17am

re: #166 HappyWarrior

No, they won’t. They acted like Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky was the worst thing ever but think nothing of Trump having a hush fund to pay off a mistress.

Doing this is what got John Edwards indicted.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:49:18am

re: #170 danarchy

So I’m not a huge ICE fan, but in a case like this where a judge has ordered deportation , and 11 years of appeals have upheld the order, do we want a law enforcement agency to decide which judge’s orders to obey and which ones to ignore?

Not sure why ICE gets the blame here and not the courts?

Because ICE has discretion in enforcement, just like all government agencies do.

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:51:03am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

I figure it’s simply because no one else in the Tory party really wants the job of PM, so they’re content to let her soldier on - if it all goes belly up (or “pear-shaped”, to use a bit of British vernacular), she makes for a convenient scapegoat.

Irrelevant coincidence: Donald Trump is “pear-shaped”.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:51:44am
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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:52:37am

re: #190 sagehen

Doing this is what got John Edwards indicted.

yup
use your own damn money

you’d think the contributors would be fuming.
probably not
“i helped trump pay off a porn star. cool right?”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:53:08am

re: #184 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, so much for States rights and all that huh?

States rights is only relevant when repubs want to control something a Democrat has enacted or prevented.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:53:33am

Note that she went to the authorities & they didn’t believe her.

So she went to the IndyStar

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:53:53am

re: #182 Belafon

I’m just wondering if we’re going to hear about how the judge was biased and emotional and we need a male judge to make an impartial decision.

“Hysterical”

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:55:07am

Time for a GOTV effort in Santa Clara

The judge who sentenced Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to just 6 months in jail for sexual assault may soon be disrobed from the bench.

On Tuesday the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters announced in a press release that a campaign to recall Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky had enough valid signatures to qualify for a full vote on June 5.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:56:13am

re: #197 sagehen

“Hysterical”

Which is a sexist word in and of itself.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:56:17am

I’m so full of WTF today, I think I’ll fire a bowl and go fill the wood rack. almost a cord burned so far this season.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:56:30am

re: #193 Citizen K

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:56:33am

NYT via political-wire.com

“So when President Trump arrives in this snowy, mountaintop resort where financial titans mingle with heads of state in an annual saturnalia of capitalism, it may feel like a moment of vindication. Never invited when he was merely a businessman, Mr. Trump will arrive on Thursday as leader of the world’s last superpower, commanding attention if not admiration. Whatever else, he cannot be ignored now.”

the question, for which there is no good answer is which is he going as?

- a head of state
or
- a “financial titan”

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:56:42am
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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:59:57am

re: #203 lawhawk

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i just noticed this and it ‘splains a lot if you pull out the slash:

hannity.com/media-room/hannity-muellers-probe-has-morphed-into-a-democratic-hit-job/

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:00:33am

re: #202 dangerman

“Whatever else, he cannot be ignored now.”

Actually, he can be ignored.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:00:54am

So, just found out that this fellow:

Zdeněk Svěrák

who some of you Lizards who are film buffs might recognize from the Academy Award-winning film Kolya, will be in town next month for a brief lecture and signing autographs for his latest book. Definitely gonna have to go.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:02:19am

re: #154 Belafon

Does he really want to see what he’d get if all of those gymnasts testified against him?

Since he is a very sick subhuman, what if he gets off on that?

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:02:25am

re: #203 lawhawk

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Hey no, Whitewater was totally a serious look into a real crime, which is why Starr…was the second prosecutor appointed after the first was dismissed for telling the House GOP there was nothing there. And Starr himself was ultimately humiliated by Barney Frank when he admitted upon being confronted that he could not substantiate any of the accusations made against the Clintons.

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:03:11am

re: #196 Stanley Sea

Note that she went to the authorities & they didn’t believe her.

So she went to the IndyStar

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One of the many reasons independent local journalism is so important. (see also: Bridgegate. Duke Cunningham. City of Bell.)

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:05:25am

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

good luck with that:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:07:05am

re: #210 ObserverArt

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Bubblehead II  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:08:34am
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Weaselone  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:10:09am

re: #202 dangerman

NYT via political-wire.com

the question, for which there is no good answer is which is he going as?

- a head of state
or
- a “financial titan”

I wonder how long the NYT will continue calling us a superpower after we are no longer a superpower? From my perspective, our designation as a superpower is questionable, given the erosion of our soft power. Our military over-extension and Trump’s trade BS also increasingly calls into question our ability (or at least our flexibility) to project military and economic power.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:10:18am
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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:10:19am

re: #78 darthstar

So this used to be all white and is clearly visible from 280 just south of San Francisco. New owners gave it some color, and, as it’s always been nicknamed “The Flintstones House” got some pets in the yard for passers-by to enjoy.

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That house has Minions potential. It needs a yellow and blue makeover!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:10:22am

re: #208 Targetpractice

Hey no, Whitewater was totally a serious look into a real crime, which is why Starr…was the second prosecutor appointed after the first was dismissed for telling the House GOP there was nothing there. And Starr himself was ultimately humiliated by Barney Frank when he admitted upon being confronted that he could not substantiate any of the accusations made against the Clintons.

Just like the Trey Gowdy persecution of Hillary. If a Clinton is charged, investigations must continue ad nauseam, regardless of any lack of evidence because if if’s a Clinton, there must be some serious hidden legal infraction. Republicans succeed in damaging a person’s reputation beyond repair because most readers believe that there must be some infraction of the law, otherwise why the continuous investigations. Maybe all Republicans got their lessons from Kafka’s The Trial.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:10:35am

re: #208 Targetpractice

Hey no, Whitewater was totally a serious look into a real crime, which is why Starr…was the second prosecutor appointed after the first was dismissed for telling the House GOP there was nothing there. And Starr himself was ultimately humiliated by Barney Frank when he admitted upon being confronted that he could not substantiate any of the accusations made against the Clintons.

which was actually the second investigation after the first “first one” by the RTC as part of the failure of madison guaranty

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:12:40am

re: #214 FormerDirtDart

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:13:31am

re: #186 Belafon

Conservatives were against states’ rights in the 1850s as well.

They were very much in favor of States’ Rights — it just had to be the right state.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:13:52am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:14:09am

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Who is Kafka

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:14:59am

re: #202 dangerman

NYT via political-wire.com

the question, for which there is no good answer is which is he going as?

- a head of state
or
- a “financial titan”

Asshole.

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danarchy  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:15:25am

re: #191 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Because ICE has discretion in enforcement, just like all government agencies do.

I would imagine their discretion ends once a judge has ruled. They can choose which investigations to pursue etc. But what gives any government agency the discretion to ignore a judge once he has ruled?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:16:01am

re: #219 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

They were very much in favor of States’ Rights — it just had to be the right state.

States right to own another human being but not to help a slave.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:16:16am

re: #101 BlueSpotinAL

I stolded that.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:16:28am

re: #102 HappyWarrior

Cowards.

Republicans.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:16:46am

re: #226 MsJ

Republicans.

Same difference.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:16:51am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:18:38am

A couple was just in here asking for information about a local thing that they mispronounced. I told them where they could find the info they sought, and that while there, they could learn how to say it. They said, ‘huh?’ or words to that effect, and I told them how it is pronounced. The guy said, ‘Why don’t we just speak Spanish all the time? Or is it Mexican around here?’ I said, ‘They speak Spanish in Mexico.’ He said, ‘No they don’t, in Spain it’s different.’ I said, ‘OK, what part of Spain?’ His wife saw I was ready for the battle, and politely escorted them out.

My brother picked grapes in France right across the border from Catalonia and had friends on both sides. I was ready. And yes, we do speak Spanish all the time around here. The music I had on is from a local guy who sings in both languages. I wonder if this guy heard it. Could have set him off. Funny, the album is called ‘Joy’.

Of course, as a business person, I was way out of line the whole time. That’s the way I like it. It may lack sustainability, though.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:22:11am

re: #229 wrenchwench

“What’s your name?”
“David.”
“Do you speak Hebrew?”

It’s a friggin’ name. A lot of them in these United States came from the other countries that were in the area.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:22:58am

re: #229 wrenchwench

A couple was just in here asking for information about a local thing that they mispronounced. I told them where they could find the info they sought, and that while there, they could learn how to say it. They said, ‘huh?’ or words to that effect, and I told them how it is pronounced. The guy said, ‘Why don’t we just speak Spanish all the time? Or is it Mexican around here?’ I said, ‘They speak Spanish in Mexico.’ He said, ‘No they don’t, in Spain it’s different.’ I said, ‘OK, what part of Spain?’ His wife saw I was ready for the battle, and politely escorted them out.

My brother picked grapes in France right across the border from Catalonia and had friends on both sides. I was ready. And yes, we do speak Spanish all the time around here. The music I had on is from a local guy who sings in both languages. I wonder if this guy heard it. Could have set him off. Funny, the album is called ‘Joy’.

Of course, as a business person, I was way out of line the whole time. That’s the way I like it. It may lack sustainability, though.

You are a little devil wrench. Good on you. It is your shop…your rules.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:23:04am

re: #229 wrenchwench

Also, I bet Castilian would flip his lid.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:23:46am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:24:22am

I highly suspect Nassar will be killed in Prison before he has the chance to die naturally.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:26:45am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

I highly suspect Nassar will be killed in Prison before he has the chance to die naturally.

It does sound like his mouth will get him in trouble.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:27:59am

re: #233 DodgerFan1988

I’d go one better and demand how Sam’s Club could shutter 60+ stores and fire 11,000+ people with no warning all while Trump was blowing smoke over how Walmart was giving raises and bonuses.

The fact is that the firing/layoffs nearly offset the raises/bonuses dollar for dollar and have precisely nothing to do with the tax scam.

What we’re seeing is a bunch of companies that have been sitting on piles of cash suddenly use this as an opportunity for good PR and claim that they’re giving bonuses as a result of a tax bill.

They’re not giving raises, which are a permanent adjustment to income, but one-shots that aren’t likely to be replicated.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:28:32am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:29:25am

re: #230 Belafon

“What’s your name?”
“David.”
“Do you speak Hebrew?”

It’s a friggin’ name. A lot of them in these United States came from the other countries that were in the area.

This spot right here was part of New Spain. Before that, it was occupied by Apaches. When it became a state, it had two official languages, English and Spanish. It is debated whether that is still the case, but don’t come in here and get in my face about what languages might be used, or I’ll haul out the blue stuff. (Unless you explain to me who you are. If you personally came in here, you can get in my face, so to speak, about anything you want.)

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:31:54am

re: #229 wrenchwench

..
Of course, as a business person, I was way out of line the whole time. That’s the way I like it. It may lack sustainability, though.

sorta ot

re the anti-gay cakebaker etc

i thought a great protest would be say 50 “gay” couples lining up at the store asking for cakes. see then what his deeply held beliefs are.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:33:41am

hahaha

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:34:30am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:36:29am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

I highly suspect Nassar will be killed in Prison before he has the chance to die naturally.

Note, upding for accuracy of prediction; not that I want to see him murdered…

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:38:23am

re: #236 lawhawk

I’d go one better and demand how Sam’s Club could shutter 60+ stores and fire 11,000+ people with no warning all while Trump was blowing smoke over how Walmart was giving raises and bonuses.

The fact is that the firing/layoffs nearly offset the raises/bonuses dollar for dollar and have precisely nothing to do with the tax scam.

What we’re seeing is a bunch of companies that have been sitting on piles of cash suddenly use this as an opportunity for good PR and claim that they’re giving bonuses as a result of a tax bill.

They’re not giving raises, which are a permanent adjustment to income, but one-shots that aren’t likely to be replicated.

And are played up to be much more than they really are (i.e. bonuses/raises based upon seniority), portraying the max bonus/raise as going to all employees rather than the handful who have managed to avoid being shit-canned. With those fired being told they can apply to be rehired at a lower pay rate and starting back at the bottom of the benefits scale.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:41:59am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (No 11 in there! :-D )

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:42:06am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:46:17am

re: #245 Kragar

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:47:56am

re: #233 DodgerFan1988

To be fair, Toys “R” Us filed for Cap 11 last year, and their problems started long before Trump.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:48:22am

re: #246 HappyWarrior

I really wonder what skeletons Graham has in his closet.

They’re not skeletons. They’re white robes. Maybe a red one.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:48:39am
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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:49:49am

Why does this remind me of the Republican Party?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:50:30am

re: #248 Belafon

They’re not skeletons. They’re white robes. Maybe a red one.

Would not surprise me.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:52:19am
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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:53:07am

re: #250 wrenchwench

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Why does this remind me of the Republican Party?

Be nice now. The croc could have shit itself when it realized it was being eaten by a shark.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:54:08am

re: #245 Kragar

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:54:22am

re: #252 Kragar

Bet you none of the 5 are Democrats.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:54:52am
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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:55:16am

re: #255 Eclectic Cyborg

Bet you none of the 5 are Democrats.

I bet you can name at least 3 of the five without thinking twice about it.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:56:37am

re: #257 Kragar

Maybe Iowa and Texas are in the running??

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:56:43am

re: #255 Eclectic Cyborg

Bet you none of the 5 are Democrats.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:56:52am

re: #252 Kragar

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Oh, yeah….Tomio Okamura. A disgusting toad who commands the fourth-largest political party in the Czech Republic.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:57:07am

re: #85 HappyWarrior

Because Trudeau is actually a leader and not some douchebag punk who thinks he’s one.

Trump is probably waiting to find out if the shooter was muslim or an immigrant.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:57:53am

re: #257 Kragar

I bet you can name at least 3 of the five without thinking twice about it.

I successfully retweeted your list, and got a message from Twitter: ‘sorry, something seems to have gone wrong.’ They can say that again.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:58:21am

re: #261 Big Beautiful Door

Trump is probably waiting to find out if the shooter was muslim or an immigrant.

Jim Hoft is drafting it up as we type this out.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:58:43am

re: #252 Kragar

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Shocked that Steve King is among them. But hey he hates Muslims so he’s good.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:58:47am

re: #258 Dave In Austin

Maybe Iowa and Texas are in the running??

And the 5 Congressmen in question are…

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:00:10am

re: #265 Kragar

They’re going to get notes on rounding up minorities?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:00:20am

re: #265 Kragar

And the 5 Congressmen in question are…

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If you’re wondering why MD would have one. MD’s Eastern shore is very right wing. Makes me feel sick for my cousins who have Harris as a Rep.

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TedStriker  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:00:30am

re: #265 Kragar

And the 5 Congressmen in question are…

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IOW, the usual suspects.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:01:40am

re: #266 jaunte

They’re going to get notes on rounding up minorities?

And what’s particularly ironic - especially to a good many Czechs - is that Okamura himself is an ethnic minority (biracial).

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:03:01am

re: #265 Kragar

And the 5 Congressmen in question are…

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My ignorance: Why would Dana Rohrabacher (R- Russia) support gassing of Jews, gays, and gypsies? Or is that in line with Putin’s preferences?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:03:03am

re: #269 Dr Lizardo

And what’s particularly ironic - especially to a good many Czechs - is that Okamura himself is an ethnic minority (biracial).

I was wondering why his name didn’t sound Czech.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:04:10am
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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:04:11am

re: #269 Dr Lizardo

There’s a pretty long history of xenophobia in Japan, so not too surprising.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:04:51am

re: #273 jaunte

There’s a pretty long history of xenophobia in Japan, so not too surprising.

He reminds me on the surface of Alberto Fujimori of Peru. My brother’s wife and in laws have told me a bit about him. They’re not fans.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:05:14am

re: #247 FormerDirtDart

To be fair, Toys “R” Us filed for Cap 11 last year, and their problems started long before Trump.

But Donny said he was going to make America Great Again and these types of things were issues under other presidents and that would stop under him.

What happened…Donny not the great turnaround specialist he claimed to be?

(Not directed at you…but so many bought the BS that all of the business problems were in the past.)

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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:07:48am

re: #242 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Note, upding for accuracy of prediction; not that I want to see him murdered…

Right! I want him to live long and suffer, as they say.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:07:58am

re: #273 jaunte

There’s a pretty long history of xenophobia in Japan, so not too surprising.

It’s not but I see that this guy is part Korean as well. I believe part Korean-Japanese children such of his father would have felt stigma in Japan. But as you do correctly get at, xenophoia is definitely not a “white” issue. And then you have colorism that exists within societies too.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:09:16am

Lots of competition time left though.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:10:38am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:11:37am

I’m not surprised totally that this guy became a xenophobe though. I imagine he felt like an outsider in the Czech Republic and former Czechoslovakia due to his background. And he probably feels extreme nationalism is his way of lashing out. There are rumors that Reinhard Heydrich, who funnily enough I’d say is the most Nazi looking Nazi I’ve ever seen and by that I mean, he’d be the type of person I think of when I think of a stereotypical Nazi was rumored to have some Jewish ancestry.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:18:23am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:19:24am

re: #281 FormerDirtDart

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I guess he thinks this will get him in Cheeto’s good graces. Crime has been decreasing for a long time. Trump has had nothing to do with it.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:19:29am

re: #281 FormerDirtDart

I’m glad those crimes going on in my imagination have finally been stopped.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:21:01am

re: #270 Hecuba’s daughter

My ignorance: Why would Dana Rohrabacher (R- Russia) support gassing of Jews, gays, and gypsies? Or is that in line with Putin’s preferences?

He’s probably going there to meet his Russian handlers.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:21:29am

Because that’s as long as he can publicly hold it together?

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:21:59am

re: #281 FormerDirtDart

No suckup is enough for Trump while he’s recused.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:23:00am

re: #284 MsJ

He’s probably going there to meet his Russian handlers.

It’d be very interesting to see if any Russians were present at this meeting with Okamura……Okamura is known as almost fanatically pro-Putin; quite a few of my Czech friends and students have referred to him as “Putin’s toady” (along with current president Miloš Zeman).

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:23:19am

re: #284 MsJ

He’s probably going there to meet his Russian handlers.

Yeah this guy most certainly is a Kremlin project.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:23:46am

re: #281 FormerDirtDart

Why didn’t we just give him a cable show where he plays the President?

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:24:43am

re: #182 Belafon

I’m just wondering if we’re going to hear about how the judge was biased and emotional and we need a male judge to make an impartial decision.

Perhaps in the most squalid depths of the alt-right. Few people are despicable enough to defend child molesters. Even Milo got slammed for that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:24:48am

re: #287 Dr Lizardo

It’d be very interesting to see if any Russians were present at this meeting with Okamura……Okamura is known as almost fanatically pro-Putin; quite a few of my Czech friends and students have referred to him as “Putin’s toady” (along with current president Miloš Zeman).

He probably has Vlad’s coffers pouring cash in. I’m going to have to be careful when I’m in Slovakia this summer. Not sure what the thoughts are there about Putin especially among the Rusyns whom I’m mostly going to be associating with.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:25:19am

re: #290 Big Beautiful Door

Perhaps in the most squalid depths of the alt-right. Few people are despicable enough to defend child molesters. Even Milo got slammed for that.

Yep. I can’t see too many people attacking this Judge.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:25:39am

re: #287 Dr Lizardo

It’d be very interesting to see if any Russians were present at this meeting with Okamura……Okamura is known as almost fanatically pro-Putin; quite a few of my Czech friends and students have referred to him as “Putin’s toady” (along with current president Miloš Zeman).

That’s very interesting. Very.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:27:12am

re: #196 Stanley Sea

Note that she went to the authorities & they didn’t believe her.

So she went to the IndyStar

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Someone there should win a Pulitzer.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:28:37am

re: #290 Big Beautiful Door

Perhaps in the most squalid depths of the alt-right. Few people are despicable enough to defend child molesters. Even Milo got slammed for that.

The majority of white voters in Alabama have no problems defending child molesters, as long as they are Republican

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:28:42am

Vlad has a strategy that the Soviets never really did and that’s to divide left and right. The difference thankfully is most of the elected American left ain’t falling for it.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:29:15am

re: #281 FormerDirtDart

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Ending nonexistent crime wave just a day after the most recent mass shooting and one involving schools.

Since start of the 2017-2018 academic school year, there have been 50 shootings at schools, including several mass shootings.

GOP wont act.

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allegro  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:29:31am

re: #290 Big Beautiful Door

Perhaps in the most squalid depths of the alt-right. Few people are despicable enough to defend child molesters. Even Milo got slammed for that.

Roy Moore seemed to have quite a lot of defenders.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:30:08am

Commentary from Gwendolyn Albert, CZ blogger:

“…Okamura says life in Bohemia was similar and often movingly describes people often bluntly pointing out his difference to him by cursing him for being Chinese or Vietnamese and refusing to cooperate with him before he had even opened his mouth. In one interview, Okamura self-confidently states: “I have the feeling that if some of them didn’t know who I am, they would be laughing at me to this day.”

I would expect a person who has undergone these kind of racist slights in his youth to follow the well-known saying “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Instead, I have the feeling that Tomio Okamura brazenly exploits his ethnic origin as an alibi for espousing racist opinions. Last year he happily wondered on his blog what is so extremist about the neo-Nazi Workers’ Party. These statements literally propelled me out of my chair:

“We write of the Workers’ Party that it is extremist, but what is it really? How is the opinion extreme that the Gypsies should found their own state and the Czech Republic should support their emigration to the country of their ancestors?”

He has also defended the fascist National Party:”The National Party, for which the ill-fated Mr Bátora once ran as non-member candidate, is not a party that I have ever voted for, but in any event it was a legitimate political entity registered with the Interior Ministry and met the legal requirement that its program not contravene the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms and that it not promote violence against individuals or groups. The National Party was a properly registered political party and no court proceedings to stop its activity were ever initiated against it.”
romea.cz

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:31:17am

re: #293 MsJ

That’s very interesting. Very.

Also, Czech Presidential elections are this Friday/Saturday. Zeman vs Jiří Drahoš, the chairman of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

It’s neck-and-neck right now in the polling - too close to call.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:32:38am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:33:38am

re: #297 lawhawk

Ending nonexistent crime wave just a day after the most recent mass shooting and one involving schools.

Since start of the 2017-2018 academic school year, there have been 50 shootings at schools, including several mass shootings.

GOP wont act.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:33:57am

re: #298 allegro

Roy Moore seemed to have quite a lot of defenders.

In Alabama where he’s been pandering to alt-Christian religious extremist for years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:34:01am

re: #296 HappyWarrior

Vlad has a strategy that the Soviets never really did and that’s to divide left and right. The difference thankfully is most of the elected American left ain’t falling for it.

No American politician (except maybe Bernie Sanders) would risk their reputation by doing anything that was remotely pro-Soviet, but Russia is a different matter: in a lot of ways, it is what the Right want to see here: an oligarchic, authoritarian, theocratic state (except Fundamentalist Protestant instead of Russian Orthodox in nature)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:35:24am

re: #304 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No American politician (except maybe Bernie Sanders) would risk their reputation by doing anything that was remotely pro-Soviet, but Russia is a different matter: in a lot of ways, it is what the Right want to see here: an oligarchic, authoritarian, theocratic state (except Fundamentalist Protestant instead of Russian Orthodox in nature)

Exactly.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:36:04am

re: #257 Kragar

I bet you can name at least 3 of the five without thinking twice about it.

Steve King, fer sure. Gohmert? Rohrabacher?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:36:09am

re: #301 FormerDirtDart

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Agh.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:36:25am

re: #306 Big Beautiful Door

Steve King, fer sure. Gohmert? Rohrabacher?

You win.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:37:28am

re: #265 Kragar

And the 5 Congressmen in question are…

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Bingo, I got three of the five without looking!

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:39:23am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

If you’re wondering why MD would have one. MD’s Eastern shore is very right wing. Makes me feel sick for my cousins who have Harris as a Rep.

There is a gerrymandering case against Md, so that district is probably designed to round up all the Republicans possible. If the courts order Md to redistrict, it may become less extreme.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:40:15am

re: #300 Dr Lizardo

Also, Czech Presidential elections are this Friday/Saturday. Zeman vs Jiří Drahoš, the chairman of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

It’s neck-and-neck right now in the polling - too close to call.

Please post results in case we miss them. It will be interesting to see.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:41:58am

re: #295 Hecuba’s daughter

The majority of white voters in Alabama have no problems defending child molesters, as long as they are Republican

re: #298 allegro

Roy Moore seemed to have quite a lot of defenders.

The majority of White Alabama voters voted against Moore or sat it out. Mostly sat it out.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:42:35am

re: #312 Decatur Deb

The majority of White Alabama voters voted for Jones or sat it out. Mostly sat it out.

Damn close enough to being the same thing.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:43:09am

re: #311 MsJ

Please post results in case we miss them. It will be interesting to see.

Sure.

The polling I’m seeing (in Czech) is all within the statistical margin of error, so it’s definitely shaping up to be a real down-to-the-wire affair. Zeman is a divisive and polarizing figure, to say the least, but I certainly wouldn’t count him out; he panders to xenophobia and bigotry and sadly, that’s fairly common here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:43:09am

re: #310 Big Beautiful Door

There is a gerrymandering case against Md, so that district is probably designed to round up all the Republicans possible. If the courts order Md to redistrict, it may become less extreme.

That’s true.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:43:38am

re: #278 jaunte

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Lots of competition time left though.

I wonder if villains ever think about how they will be remembered historically as pieces of shit? If they ever think about it, you’d think it would bother them a bit. Anybody with two brain cells to rub together should realize that the US is on its way to becoming a multi-racial society in which no race or religion will be dominant, so bigots aren’t going to be remembered well.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:43:57am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:44:15am

re: #281 FormerDirtDart

See, all that golfing and tweeting has done some good.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:44:33am

re: #281 FormerDirtDart

Kneel before Zod

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:44:56am

re: #313 MsJ

Damn close enough to being the same thing.

If the Republicans had wanted Moore in that seat, he’d be Senator Moore right now. Things are neither as good nor as bad as they seem.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:45:11am

re: #314 Dr Lizardo

Sure.

The polling I’m seeing (in Czech) is all within the statistical margin of error, so it’s definitely shaping up to be a real down-to-the-wire affair. Zeman is a divisive and polarizing figure, to say the least, but I certainly wouldn’t count him out; he panders to xenophobia and bigotry and sadly, that’s fairly common here.

It’s honestly terrifying watching this happen all over the world. It makes me wonder if we’re going into some kind of 400 year dark ages (a la Inquisition) where monsters are going to be everywhere for several generations (or until the end of humanity, which ever happens first).

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:46:12am

re: #314 Dr Lizardo

Sure.

The polling I’m seeing (in Czech) is all within the statistical margin of error, so it’s definitely shaping up to be a real down-to-the-wire affair. Zeman is a divisive and polarizing figure, to say the least, but I certainly wouldn’t count him out; he panders to xenophobia and bigotry and sadly, that’s fairly common here.

It’s a shame given the region’s history under first the Austrian-Hungarians and then the Germans.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:46:23am

re: #198 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:46:50am

re: #321 MsJ

It’s honestly terrifying watching this happen all over the world. It makes me wonder if we’re going into some kind of 400 year dark ages (a la Inquisition) where monsters are going to be everywhere for several generations (or until the end of humanity, which ever happens first).

I honestly don’t know. But I share your worry especially that this is happening during a time of increased general prosperity. Usually this stuff rises during economic downturns.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:48:57am

Also points to Belafon, I guess, for predicting the Twitter takes about how the judge in the Nasser case was out of line and overly emotional. I’ve seen some pretty awful ones so far.

Because I like you all, I’ll spare you.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:50:35am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

ot, re your ongoing conversation about the dilemma with your right wing-ish old buddy,

im in the middle of Breakup by Dana Stabenow, from the Kate Shugak series

i just read this and it seemed sort of apropos, as the women are speaking of men:

love it that they can make lifelong friends with another guy over a brand of beer or a game of basketball or the make of a pistol and never need to know another single thing about that person except that he drinks Full Sail Golden Ale or shoots a thirty-two percent average from the floor or owns a Colt Peacemaker

if / when we start to peel the onion and learn more about a person, we may be forced to face the question of what defines the relationship and is there an common ground anymore

has it changed, is there enough to hold it together, can we limit what we do and dont talk about, would it matter?

just some random thoughts

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:52:17am

re: #312 Decatur Deb

The majority of White Alabama voters voted against Moore or sat it out. Mostly sat it out.

They looked at a man who, without these allegations, was a theocratic racist who repeatedly violated the law and could not bring themselves to vote against him. That is appalling on its own.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:52:23am

re: #324 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t know. But I share your worry especially that this is happening during a time of increased general prosperity. Usually this stuff rises during economic downturns.

It isn’t a time of increased prosperity for the uneducated. Their high-paying jobs went away due to automation and globalism. It isn’t even a time of increased prosperity for knowledge-workers. It’s been a decade since I saw a raise greater than the cost of living.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:52:27am
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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:53:10am

re: #312 Decatur Deb

The majority of White Alabama voters voted against Moore or sat it out. Mostly sat it out.

the question might be how the white voters in Alabama feel about child molesting alabamians who arent running for senate

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:53:24am

re: #326 dangerman

ot, re your ongoing conversation about the dilemma with your right wing-ish old buddy,

im in the middle of Breakup by Dana Stabenow, from the Kate Shugak series

i just read this and it seemed sort of apropos, as the women are speaking of men:

if / when we start to peel the onion and learn more about a person, we may be forced to face the question of what defines the relationship and is there an common ground anymore

has it changed, is there enough to hold it together, can we limit what we do and dont talk about, would it matter?

just some random thoughts

You make some great points. Personally, I’d feel like a shithead if I just cut him off completely because of politics but at the same time, tehse are valid points. For me honestly and him, it’s much more than that, it’s a friendship that goes back over 25 years. But I am finding it seems we have less and less in common as we grow older and have entered our 30’s. We don’t hang out since he moved and our hobbies are different but I keep him in my life because he’s an old friend who’s been there when I needed a friend.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:53:49am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:54:01am

re: #328 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It isn’t a time of increased prosperity for the uneducated. Their high-paying jobs went away due to automation and globalism. It isn’t even a time of increased prosperity for knowledge-workers. It’s been a decade since I saw a raise greater than the cost of living.

That’s true as well. OTOH a lot of the guys who lead these racist movements i.e. Spencer and Bannon are very much elites.

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danarchy  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:54:54am

re: #329 MsJ

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:55:42am

re: #327 Hecuba’s daughter

They looked at a man who, without these allegations, was a theocratic racist who repeatedly violated the law and could not bring themselves to vote against him. That is appalling on its own.

Though not quite as appalling as voting for him, at least. Faint praise, I know, but, baby steps. It is Alabama.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:56:36am

re: #328 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It isn’t a time of increased prosperity for the uneducated. Their high-paying jobs went away due to automation and globalism. It isn’t even a time of increased prosperity for knowledge-workers. It’s been a decade since I saw a raise greater than the cost of living.

But our billionaires are doing really well; you should take comfort in that.//

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:57:40am

re: #329 MsJ

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I will live forever by transferring my consciousness into my clones!

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:57:46am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:58:23am

re: #337 Big Beautiful Door

I will live forever by transferring my consciousness into my clones!

Found Emperor Palpatine.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:58:41am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:59:22am

re: #327 Hecuba’s daughter

They looked at a man who, without these allegations, was a theocratic racist who repeatedly violated the law and could not bring themselves to vote against him. That is appalling on its own.

Hard to tell why they voted (or not) as they did. The Alabama GOP power structure really hates Moore. They removed him from office twice. His power is in the severe RWNJs, a minority even here.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:00:05pm

re: #333 HappyWarrior

That’s true as well. OTOH a lot of the guys who lead these racist movements i.e. Spencer and Bannon are very much elites.

The leaders of violent revolutions are usually not the common worker, but those who are educated and often wealthy. Robespierre was not a stone mason.

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allegro  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:01:58pm

re: #312 Decatur Deb

The majority of White Alabama voters voted against Moore or sat it out. Mostly sat it out.

This is true. There were, however, many defenders just the same. Not a slur on Alabama - they exist throughout the country. I was thinking especially of the jaw-dropping comments made at the Frank Luntz thing.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:02:42pm

re: #342 Hecuba’s daughter

The leaders of violent revolutions are usually not the common worker, but those who are educated and often wealthy. Robespierre was not a stone mason.

These “leaders”, including Trump, take advantage of the grievances of the common worker. They don’t need to provide solutions, just to harness the dissatisfaction of the masses.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:02:58pm

re: #328 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It isn’t a time of increased prosperity for the uneducated. Their high-paying jobs went away due to automation and globalism. It isn’t even a time of increased prosperity for knowledge-workers. It’s been a decade since I saw a raise greater than the cost of living.

because labor is just another business expense to be minimized, not an investment in human capital.
Trump sold himself on the promise that poorly educated white males would recover their well paid mining and industrial jobs in industries that are still in decline

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:03:15pm

re: #342 Hecuba’s daughter

The leaders of violent revolutions are usually not the common worker, but those who are educated and often wealthy. Robespierre was not a stone mason.

bin Laden was not poor.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:04:17pm

re: #342 Hecuba’s daughter

The leaders of violent revolutions are usually not the common worker, but those who are educated and often wealthy. Robespierre was not a stone mason.

Very true.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:05:05pm

So yeah big brain fart there.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:06:15pm

re: #343 allegro

This is true. There were, however, many defenders just the same. Not a slur on Alabama - they exist throughout the country. I was thinking especially of the jaw-dropping comments made at the Frank Luntz thing.

True, but he consciously sought out that focus group (one of 6 panels IIRC). Doesn’t take a lot of searching—just hang out at a gunshow, evangelical church, or BBQ that doesn’t offer banana pudding as a side.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:06:49pm

re: #338 Kragar

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The comments from some of those folks are disgusting. Those would be the “police do nothing wrong” never resist types.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:06:59pm

re: #331 HappyWarrior

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:07:32pm
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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:08:20pm

re: #350 ObserverArt

The comments from some of those folks are disgusting. Those would be the “police do nothing wrong” never resist types.

But the FBI Deep State must be purged because

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:08:31pm

re: #53 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Good morning to you too!
Sous vide eggs on toast with a little soyrizo instead of butter. 145 degrees for 50 minutes then finish in water. I love a perfectly cooked egg.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:08:59pm

Matt Yglesias demonstrating yet again that he sucks

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:11:04pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

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What would any good friend and associate of Dana Rohrabacher be expected to do but be kind to Russians.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:12:32pm

re: #82 lizardofid

That is very cool! I love everything about it. I’m curious, are the windows we see in the photo south facing?

Oh, and good morning all!

Yes, south-southwest. Gets lots of sun.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:13:31pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

Both our wingnuts and Russian citizens have been warped by anti-American, pro-bigotry, propaganda.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:14:52pm
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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:15:34pm

Fuck trump and all the nazi fucking republicans.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:16:08pm

re: #355 goddamnedfrank

Matt Yglesias demonstrating yet again that he sucks

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He did delete it, and he writes lots of smart stuff, in his defense.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:16:23pm

...

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:16:37pm
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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:16:41pm
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allegro  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:18:19pm

re: #350 ObserverArt

The comments from some of those folks are disgusting. Those would be the “police do nothing wrong” never resist types.

I went to a very large HS (like 4000 students) in the 60s, pretty turbulent time to say the least. There were trouble-makers as in every school. Fights would break out occasionally. I never recall police being called (and I worked in the dean’s office every day so I would have heard about it). It was handled by teachers and deans.

A student in handcuffs for non-violent spouting off? WTF

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:18:36pm

re: #351 dangerman

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:19:24pm

re: #359 Charles Johnson

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Huckabee Sanders is a monster.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:20:27pm

Of course, the same people who will defend that kid being detained are the same people who think the FBI should be arrested for daring to be criticial of God Emperor Von Trump.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:21:04pm

Remember the other day when RWNJs were screaming how it was convenient only one phone in the world lost its text messages?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:22:36pm

There’s an ugly authoritarian streak in the American right.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:25:08pm

re: #370 HappyWarrior

There’s an ugly authoritarian streak in the American right.

That has always been true. The American right has basically a fascist perspective on how a country should be run. They are supporters of the strong man theory of leadership.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:25:14pm

re: #369 Kragar

Remember the other day when RWNJs were screaming how it was convenient only one phone in the world lost its text messages?

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Obvious coverup, what is the FBI hiding??///

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:26:29pm

re: #371 Hecuba’s daughter

That has always been true. The American right has basically a fascist perspective on how a country should be run. They are supporters of the strong man theory of leadership.

I know. It’s gotten worse tho.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:28:01pm

re: #370 HappyWarrior

There’s an ugly authoritarian streak in the American right.

In power they’re dangerous right-wing authoritarians. Out of power they claim to be small-government Conservatives.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:28:35pm

re: #369 Kragar

Remember the other day when RWNJs were screaming how it was convenient only one phone in the world lost its text messages?

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:29:02pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:29:46pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

I know. It’s gotten worse tho.

It’s gotten worse because it’s the only way they can currently maintain power with their policies.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:29:57pm

re: #371 Hecuba’s daughter

That has always been true. The American right has basically a fascist perspective on how a country should be run. They are supporters of the strong man theory of leadership.

As long as it’s done their way. They wouldn’t accept rule by fiat if it was a Dem at the top. Look at how they always accused Obama of things he didn’t do but they are.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:30:23pm

re: #375 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

“The FBI broke all the phones in order to cover their tracks.”

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:31:49pm

re: #370 HappyWarrior

There’s an ugly authoritarian streak in the American right.

Always has been. The difference now is we have a thug as President so all the authoritarian types are rejoicing and dancing in the light.

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sagehen  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:33:56pm

re: #336 Big Beautiful Door

But our billionaires are doing really well; you should take comfort in that.//

So the people who wanted this nation to be “Jeffersonian” — even though it took a few centuries — are getting their wish.

I fall on the Hamiltonian side of that debate…

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:34:46pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:35:02pm

This asshole has the same avatar as me.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:36:32pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:37:20pm

This is good snark

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:37:26pm

good grief

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:37:59pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:38:15pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:38:34pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:38:40pm

re: #382 goddamnedfrank

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Rather odd that it seems it is some men having issues with the judge in the Nassar trial.

I’m sure there must be a reason for this.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:38:57pm
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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:39:44pm

To the Hamilton fans. And Randy Rainbow.

SORRY, YOU’RE NOT HAMILTON - RANDY RAINBOW

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:41:19pm

re: #383 gocart mozart

This asshole has the same avatar as me.

Like they’d give a shit about any children.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:41:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:43:20pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:43:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:44:03pm

OOOPS!!!!!!!

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:48:21pm
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darthstar  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:50:20pm

re: #363 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:53:08pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:53:49pm

re: #337 Big Beautiful Door

I will live forever by transferring my consciousness into my clones!

That was basically the plot of The 6th Day (Schwarzenegger movie)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:54:28pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:55:34pm

re: #400 Backwoods_Sleuth

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bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:57:50pm

re: #397 Backwoods_Sleuth

OOOPS!!!!!!!

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FAMILY VALUES!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:58:26pm

exactly the same question I have:

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:58:34pm

I would not have picked Matthew Yglesias for “worst take on Larry Nassar conviction”, but here it is.

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calochortus  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:58:40pm

re: #323 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 12:59:21pm

re: #402 Backwoods_Sleuth

OAA has concluded fundraising with over $41 million raised from over 110,000 donors assisting hurricane relief efforts in TX, FL, PR and USVI. Fmr Presidents Carter, Bush (41), Clinton, Bush (43) and Obama thank each donor who contributed

the trump administration is a pig

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:00:02pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:00:29pm

re: #401 Eclectic Cyborg

That was basically the plot of The 6th Day (Schwarzenegger movie)

My son said Netflix is considering a series on this book, Altered Carbon, which includes the ability for people to download their consciousness and then insert it into another body.

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:00:39pm

re: #403 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Asked to define “collusion,” @PressSec says, “I think the accusation against the president is he had help winning the election, and that is simply untrue.”

thank you for that information. now if i may follow up, please define collusion

then the next person should ask “why wont you answer his question?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:01:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:02:09pm

OH!

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:03:13pm

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey @RealDonaldTrump: who McCabe voted for is NONE - OF - YOUR - DARN - BUSINESS. This is wildly inappropriate behavior. People who respect democracy don’t want law enforcement to have to pass loyalty tests.

while this is true, half the fault is with mccabe
granted he was probably caught off guard

he should have said “i know you respect this is a private matter”

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:04:35pm

re: #412 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just a reminder that Brownback is the guy who called same-sex marriage “a vast, social experiment” and warned it would “drive the marriage rates down.” But hey, let the guy run a State Dept office in 2018.

nothing matters anymore except who has more votes

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:06:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:07:47pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:11:58pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:12:03pm

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

LG is raising washing machine prices because of Trump’s tariff and more manufacturers are likely to follow

wasn’t our Civil War all about protective tariffs?

(there is some historical speculation that there were other causes as well)

/

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:12:04pm

re: #400 Backwoods_Sleuth

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makeitstop  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:12:46pm

re: #367 HappyWarrior

Huckabee Sanders is a monster.

I won’t say what I wish for her. I value my LGF membership.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:14:21pm

re: #420 darthstar

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omg…I am laughing so loud right now…really needed that. Thanks!

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KGxvi  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:19:29pm

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

But Trump said there’d be no trade war or any other bad outcomes, just more jobs!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:21:05pm

thread starts with this; the entire thing is epic:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:23:20pm
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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:25:20pm

JFC

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:26:52pm

re: #376 Ace-o-aces

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Why can’t Trump answer Mueller’s questions honestly and openly? What does he have to hide? Very strange that his supporters are okay with him clamming up when questioned by Mueller but they were hoping for blood when Secretary Clinton was interrogated by multiple hostile GOP politicians for 11 hours. Secretary Clinton didn’t plead the Fifth or tell Republicans to F off even though they were harassing her over fake scandals.

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:28:02pm

re: #410 Belafon

My son said Netflix is considering a series on this book, Altered Carbon, which includes the ability for people to download their consciousness and then insert it into another body.

They’re not just considering it.

Altered Carbon | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:31:04pm

re: #426 Kragar

JFC

[Embedded content]

omg, he really IS a moron!

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:33:24pm

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

thread starts with this; the entire thing is epic:

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that is outstanding!

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dangerman  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:35:31pm

re: #427 Patricia Kayden

Why can’t Trump answer Mueller’s questions honestly and openly? What does he have to hide? Very strange that his supporters are okay with him clamming up when questioned by Mueller but they were hoping for blood when Secretary Clinton was interrogated by multiple hostile GOP politicians for 11 hours. Secretary Clinton didn’t plead the Fifth or tell Republicans to F off even though they were harassing her over fake scandals.

1 he’s a man
2 he’s the prez (republican). he shouldnt have to answer to anyone

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:36:16pm

re: #428 scottslemmons

They’re not just considering it.

[Embedded content]

Cool.

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:39:38pm

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

thread starts with this; the entire thing is epic:

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Wow—that was great.

So many just don’t get it—the Family Justice Center I volunteer for has installed a Court Watch program, just to monitor how things are addressed in domestic abuse hearings; and had to have advocates who could walk the abused women out of the courtrooms separately from their abusers and get permission from the judges for the women to leave first—like that should be a no-brainer; but it’s not.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 24, 2018 • 1:40:31pm

re: #426 Kragar


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