Right Wing #SecretSociety Conspiracy Theory Collapses Spectacularly

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The entire right wing universe began shrieking in unison (they always shriek in unison) a couple of days ago on reports that an FBI agent had referenced a “secret society” in a text message.

It was evidence of the DEEP STATE! A conspiracy to harm DEAR LEADER DONNIE! Possibly involving the ILLUMINATI! Heads must roll! People must be imprisoned! #ReleaseTheMemo!

But, uh, it was a lame joke.

We can now expect @JackPosobiec, Creepy Mike @Cernovich, and the Stupidest Man on the Internet (@gatewaypundit) to issue retractions for their conspiracy-mongering, right?

I know they won’t! That was another lame joke.

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493 comments

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:04:39pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:06:06pm

This is as stupid as when “we need a backup plan” meant they wanted Trump assassinated.

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:11:23pm

Fox will still be milking this in October.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:11:39pm

Great, another damn lazy American.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:11:48pm

When does Nunes get locked up?

As an aside… I just couldn’t help myself.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:13:10pm

re: #2 Ace Rothstein

This is as stupid as when “we need a backup plan” meant they wanted Trump assassinated.

“Was Hillary Clinton running a pedophile child slavery and trafficking ring out othe basement of a pizza joint? Pizza…Pedophilia. Both start with P*. Hey, I’m just asking questions!”

*If The Dossier is correct, Trump starts with P, too, if you catch my drift…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:14:15pm

re: #4 FormerDirtDart

Great, another damn lazy American.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:15:43pm

Posobiec is suddenly very scarce on Twitter tonight.

Cernovich is still babbling like a loon.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:16:16pm

re: #4 FormerDirtDart

Just imagine what is going through his brain. He just watching the humans who are watching him.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:16:44pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Posobiec is suddenly very scarce on Twitter tonight.

Cernovich is still babbling like a loon.

That sinking feeling when you’ve destroyed your marriage and lied to the FBI.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:17:41pm

Remember: it’s all in bad faith. From the screeching on Twitter to the Congressmen.

Anything they can use, however they can use it.

And they’ll repeat it until they feel it’s true.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:18:30pm

re: #10 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That sinking feeling when you’ve destroyed your marriage and lied to the FBI.

I suspect he never filed a report. It was a threat against the website.

But his wife deserves better in more ways than one, whatever her political beliefs.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:20:22pm

re: #10 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That sinking feeling when you’ve destroyed your marriage and lied to the FBI.

Hey, who among us hasn’t registered for an app to cheat on his newlywed, pregnant wife and then lied to the FBI to cover it up when it blew up in his face?

(raises hand)

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:20:52pm

re: #12 Belafon

Does she? She married a bigot.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:22:23pm

The new civil war will not be Democrats vs. Republicans or liberal vs. conservative or other such quaint categories. It will be between those who value facts and logic and those who don’t. It is helpful that the latter have worked so assiduously to line themselves up on the same side politically but that is not the essence of the conflict.
This is why such wholly incompatible notions as Randian economics and Christian fundamentalism, libertarian drug culture and authoritarian police statism, imperialism and isolationism, conspiracism and censorship, all find themselves as defacto allies. The reality based community is their mutual enemy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:22:43pm

re: #14 Patricia Kayden

Does she? She married a bigot.

I’ve seen some of Posobiec’s tweets. It’s hard to imagine anyone who would deserve him. Unless he married Laura Loomer, or Tomi Lahren.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:23:10pm

re: #14 Patricia Kayden

Does she? She married a bigot.

A cheating bigot. I’m not holding her in high regard, but I’m not Ok with the cheating.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:26:09pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Posobiec is suddenly very scarce on Twitter tonight.

Cernovich is still babbling like a loon.

It’s about time he shut up. Maybe one day Cernovich will too.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:27:27pm

Meanwhile, 24/7 Dear Leader News keeps flogging that dead horse

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bratwurst  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:27:33pm

When you consider the source, the current head wacko at Judicial Watch, this is a lot less shocking than it might seem at first.

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dirkdigglerjr  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:30:08pm

re: #4 FormerDirtDart

Hey, that apex predator worked hard to get where he is. Nothing was given to him. The other species never were willing to put in the effort or lacked the necessities for success. In fact, we need to make sure this fine specimen gets a larger chunk of ice - even if it exacerbates the ice to water disparity among the rest of the animal kingdom.

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majii  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:30:42pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

“Posobiec is suddenly very scarce on Twitter tonight.”

Finally, something managed to decrease his presence on Twitter. Who wouda thunk it’d be something that would put his new marriage in deep doo doo? Having a wife that’s pregnant only makes things worse for him.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:32:44pm

Jack’s wife deserves him.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:33:11pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:35:13pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:36:56pm

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

He is EXACTLY the same person he was then. Maybe worse.

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JordanRules  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:38:03pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:38:45pm

re: #27 JordanRules

Lots of luck with that.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:39:20pm
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JordanRules  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:40:56pm

re: #28 Skip Intro

I actually wish you meant that but I know you don’t.

Thanks for your “thoughts and prayers” tho!

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:41:49pm

re: #16 Blind Frog Belly White

I’ve seen some of Posobiec’s tweets. It’s hard to imagine anyone who would deserve him. Unless he married Laura Loomer, or Tomi Lahren.

It appears he did.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:42:32pm

re: #1 Citizen K
Run Johnson. 🙄🙄🙄

Asked Wednesday whether he believes there’s a “secret society” inside the FBI to take down the president, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said, “That’s Strzok and Page’s term.”

“Everything I take with a grain of salt,” he added. “[But] I’ve heard from an individual that … there was a group of managers within the FBI that were holding meetings off site.”

This clown never heard of happy hour.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:42:36pm

re: #29 Kragar

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:43:25pm

re: #32 MsJ

Run Johnson. 🙄🙄🙄

This clown never heard of happy hour.

Of course not, he has no friends, not even work ones.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:44:12pm

OT: After a long day at the store, I got thinking about lottery tickets.

The resulting page is here: Hayward Vice

Thanks.

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:44:17pm

) was re: #30 JordanRules

Of course I mean it but Hercules had an easier task to complete than Harris finding one Republican with a soul.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:44:23pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:44:23pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:46:45pm

re: #36 Skip Intro

) was

Of course I mean it but Hercules had an easier task to complete than Harris finding one Republican with a soul.

Don’t they already have a few Republicans? I thought they needed 60 votes. Anyone?

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:46:46pm

re: #37 Kragar

I remember having to drink that shit to get a stupid decoder ring. Now I know where they got the mix for a colonoscopy prep.

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ozharas  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:46:48pm

Ugh, makes for ghastly reading….a Financial Times journalist goes undercover at a men’s only charity event in London.

The amount of money being thrown around that night, and the hostesses earned a measly £150, for hours of groping, leering, etc - and had to sign a 5 page NDA, unread and no copy provided.

Several politicians named in the article and the fallout is already huge.

ft.com

Men Only: Inside the charity fundraiser where hostesses are put on show

FT investigation finds groping and sexual harassment at secretive black-tie dinner

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:51:56pm

re: #39 ObserverArt

Don’t they already have a few Republicans? I thought they needed 60 votes. Anyone?

They have to find the one to put it over the top. The GOP has no problem letting members in vulnerable seats appear to do the right thing just as long as their vote is meaningless. The GOP has been doing this for decades.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:53:20pm

re: #40 Skip Intro

I remember having to drink that shit to get a stupid decoder ring. Now I know where they got the mix for a colonoscopy prep.

Lifeboy will clean that right up. Just don’t use too much or you’ll go blind.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:54:12pm

re: #42 Skip Intro

They have to find the one to put it over the top. The GOP has no problem letting members in vulnerable seats appear to do the right thing just as long as their vote is meaningless. The GOP has been doing this for decades.

I was checking, it looks like it is simple majority. I thought I had read it was a 60 to pass thing and they had some cooperation. I was Trumped!

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:54:49pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:55:01pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:56:04pm

re: #46 teleskiguy

The NRA is off to another stellar year.

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mmmirele  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:56:26pm

re: #41 ozharas

Normally I have trouble getting to the Financial Times site, but they must have lifted whatever they use to keep out the rabble because I got in with no problem this morning. And the story, OMG! Here “the powers that be” would be screaming about “they signed a NDA” and not caring about the fact the women didn’t really get a chance to read it, much less a copy.

At least in Britain, the powers that be can still be embarrassed. Sometimes.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:57:39pm

re: #16 Blind Frog Belly White

I’ve seen some of Posobiec’s tweets. It’s hard to imagine anyone who would deserve him. Unless he married Laura Loomer, or Tomi Lahren.

I know women who are not famous who are just as racist and dishonest as Laura or Tomi. If you avoid political topics, they are perfectly fine; unfortunately you have to avoid Trump to prevent a serious disruption to your relationship. They will follow anything the GOP tell them and have abdicated any responsibility for independent analysis.

A FB response to a sign posted during the Saturday march:
“I am personally saddened and surprised by this outrageous disrespect for people like me who support the President of our great country. Do you think I have the brain of a pigeon? March if you feel compelled to march, but don’t degrade people who have a different opinion and pretend it is cute.”

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:58:39pm
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A dark and stormy covfefe  Jan 24, 2018 • 6:59:46pm

Over the past 8 hours, 2 of Canada’s provincial conservative party leaders have been accused of sexual misconduct. One (Nova Scotia) has already stepped down, the other (Ontario) just had a news conference where he was trying (and failing) not to cry, then ran from reporters.

Now this:

Fun times!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:06:11pm

re: #46 teleskiguy

That’s an average of about one a day. Fuck.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:08:44pm

The meeting Ms. Page referenced:

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:14:07pm

re: #51 A dark and stormy covfefe

Over the past 8 hours, 2 of Canada’s provincial conservative party leaders have been accused of sexual misconduct. One (Nova Scotia) has already stepped down, the other (Ontario) just had a news conference where he was trying (and failing) not to cry, then ran from reporters.

Now this:

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Fun times!

OMG! There have been commercials for Patrick Brown constantly for months, “introducing” him to everyone, making him all homey and aw shucks. I’m seriously LMAO now.

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stpaulbear  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:14:46pm

re: #7 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I found an original 45 of that song at a garage sale many years ago. The guitars just BLAST out of the speakers on that record. It’s mastered so hot that it absolutely blows away whatever you played before.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:15:27pm

re: #37 Kragar

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And I remember that from Captain Midnight!

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meteor  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:16:58pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:16:59pm

Followup from yesterday:

Facebook Post

Isn’t that Tim McVeigh on the left?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:19:03pm

Jimmy Kimmel presents
PANTS OF FIRE: THE GREATEST LIAR THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:20:07pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:27:55pm

More incoherent word salad from a clinically insane person:

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:29:55pm

re: #58 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Followup from yesterday:

New York Daily News
52 minutes ago
The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his Las Vegas hotel room.

Las Vegas hosts the world’s largest gun show
nydailynews.com

Isn’t that Tim McVeigh on the left?

There is no hope in stopping this bloodshed; it doesn’t matter how many innocent lives are lost; the only possibility is if either the Democratic party has an amazing sweep electoral sweep in 2020 or the GOP develops a conscience. Unfortunately, the latter is never likely to happen.

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:36:00pm

I never get tired of Twitter Nazis like Probosciec and Clenchovich committing hilarious self-owns.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:36:32pm

re: #63 scottslemmons

I never get tired of Twitter Nazis like Probosciec and Clenchovich committing hilarious self-owns.

Comeuppance. It’s the best.

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:37:01pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

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On the other hand, it’s a genuinely good thing that the MSU president is resigning. Hope the rest of the board goes next.

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A Cranky One  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:38:06pm

re: #62 Hecuba’s daughter

There is no hope in stopping this bloodshed; it doesn’t matter how many innocent lives are lost; the only possibility is if either the Democratic party has an amazing sweep electoral sweep in 2020 or the GOP develops a conscience. Unfortunately, the latter is never likely to happen.

I haven’t heard any NRA response to the claims that they funneled money from the Russians to Trumps campaign. Wouldn’t it be lovely if they were found to be a criminal organization? Or better, a domestic terror organization?

Yah, I’m drunk.

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meteor  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:39:26pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:40:08pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:42:01pm

all these “this shocking revelation will surely kill the mueller investigation once and fer all” bubbles remind me of a remark i read in a book on wwi about how a giant initiative designed to deal a final mortal blow to the enemy are a sure and certain sign of the desperation of a general who knows he’s losing

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:42:01pm

Deep Fried State

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TedStriker  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:42:14pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

What a fucking putz.

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meteor  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:42:43pm

WHA

vice.com

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:42:49pm

re: #61 The Vicious Babushka

More incoherent word salad from a clinically insane person:

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Who is “Chief”?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:43:00pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:44:49pm

Lubbock Police Respond to Reports of Man With a Gun Near Elementary School
3 cuffed but no arrests, all clear sounded pretty quickly. My guess is an open carry nut.

Perhaps not coincidentally, there were 3 fatal shootings in Lubbock Saturday, in 3 apparently unrelated incidents. One victim was killed in what police described as a “domestic violence” incident. No arrest and no one being sought. My guess in this one is that his wife/girlfriend shot him in self-defense. Another was killed in what started as a bar fight. The third was a 16 year old boy who was found in the street after a “shots fired” report.

It occurred to me that a proportionate number of fatal shooting incidents in Chicago in one day (about 40) would be the sold subject of right wing media and racist internet posters for days, perhaps weeks.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:44:49pm

re: #72 meteor

WHA

vice.com

Never trusted that purple asshole.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:45:32pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:47:03pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

I was one of the greatest candidates”

he’ll end up in a nursing home re-living 2016 over and over forever…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:50:39pm

re: #72 meteor

WHA

vice.com

Well, my childhood just got a lot more interesting.

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stpaulbear  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:51:23pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

scott’s view
@scbur
ABC: “Daisy the Clown pushed a pie into the face of Gonzo the Clown. She followed up by squirting Gonzo with seltzer water. Was it meant in jest?”

(This cartoon has been posted on my refrigerator for over a dozen years so excuse the condition. Nicely describes how I felt about dating.)

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:53:48pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

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Someday, when Trump’s out of office, I want someone to make a fake History Textbook of the Future — “American History: Red, White & Bold,” Vol. 5, covering, let’s say, the 1970s to 2020.

Most of it would be straightforward history, copied out of a junior high textbook. But the end of it would be Trump, and it’d basically say history records Trump as widely despised throughout the country and the world, cheated his way into the White House, thanks to the Russians, the most corrupt administration ever, the stupidest, most childish, most incompetent, and least virile president in history.

Have someone in a silver jumpsuit walk up to him, tell him they’re from the year 8621, and they want him to read the new elementary school textbook. Because he’d believe a time traveler gave him a textbook from the future, and that’ll be the only way he’ll ever really understand what everyone actually thinks of him.

I’d put this together myself, but I’m too busy playing video games.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:54:10pm

re: #67 meteor

Why I love Canada! 🇨🇦🥌👍

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:54:19pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

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What is kinda getting me, is these are texts between two clandestine lovers. Texting what lovers do.

Stupid, silly etc. Surprised they haven’t released the sexy ones.

(Anyone who has texted with a lover knows how lovely/stupid it gets)

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:55:29pm

White House Hires Three Million Cloned Monkeys To Write State Of Union

aids frustrated as monkeys insist on turning out complete collected work of 12th century persian poets first

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A Cranky One  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:59:54pm

re: #72 meteor

WHA

vice.com

I love you
You love me
I’m a tantric celeb-furry
With a great big hug
And a kiss from from me to you
Won’t you say you love me too

maybe I should go back to lurking

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2018 • 7:59:54pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:00:07pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

Trump knows he’s a loser. Hence the constant need for public affirmation. Pathetic. If he had any shame, he’d be embarrassed by his groveling for praise.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:00:17pm

re: #72 meteor

WHA

vice.com

Dooood. I did not need to know that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:01:10pm

Greetings from Westminster, Colorado.

After escaping the Nebraska Sandhills today, and surviving the VA eye doctor in Cheyenne (regrettably, cataracts are getting worse, and now include my eye lenses), we are in Denver overnight to have our car serviced tomorrow.

We have TV here! I get to watch Rachel Maddow for once (whenever she is on).

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A Cranky One  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:02:32pm

re: #81 scottslemmons

Someday, when Trump’s out of office, I want someone to make a fake History Textbook of the Future — “American History: Red, White & Bold,” Vol. 5, covering, let’s say, the 1970s to 2020.

Most of it would be straightforward history, copied out of a junior high textbook. But the end of it would be Trump, and it’d basically say history records Trump as widely despised throughout the country and the world, cheated his way into the White House, thanks to the Russians, the most corrupt administration ever, the stupidest, most childish, most incompetent, and least virile president in history.

Have someone in a silver jumpsuit walk up to him, tell him they’re from the year 8621, and they want him to read the new elementary school textbook. Because he’d believe a time traveler gave him a textbook from the future, and that’ll be the only way he’ll ever really understand what everyone actually thinks of him.

I’d put this together myself, but I’m too busy playing video games.

It would be above his reading level. But a moot point since he doesn’t read.

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BigPapa  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:03:05pm

re: #88 MsJ

Dooood. I did not need to know that.

I love you. You love me. We are happy family.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:05:02pm

re: #79 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, my childhood just got a lot more interesting.

Gives new meaning to this Barney song…

I love you
You love me
We’re best friends like friends should be
With a great big hug
And a kiss from me to you
Won’t you say you love me too

Oh yeah!!

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Interesting Times  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:05:19pm

re: #54 MsJ

OMG! There have been commercials for Patrick Brown constantly for months, “introducing” him to everyone, making him all homey and aw shucks. I’m seriously LMAO now.

I always thought he was a creepy-looking fucker (he reminded me of the Odo character from Star Trek Deep Space Nine, but without the good qualities)

I also remember what a nasty, GOPer-esque smear campaign he ran against his opponent Christine Elliott in the leadership race. Serves his party right for rejecting a seemingly nice, moderate woman only to be saddled with a misogynistic sleazoid at the worst possible time :P

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:05:21pm

re: #90 A Cranky One

It would be above his reading level. But a moot point since he doesn’t read.

Maybe a videotape. Ooh, the “Fox and Friends” of the future, with a trio of aggressively dumb pundits laughing about how stupid Trump was…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:05:53pm

re: #13 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, who among us hasn’t registered for an app to cheat on his newlywed, pregnant wife and then lied to the FBI to cover it up when it blew up in his face?

(raises hand)

What is this about Jack Posebiac lying to the FBI and something about a stolen identity? I must have missed the latest alt-intellectual lunacy.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:07:13pm

re: #85 A Cranky One

re: #91 BigPapa

Y’all beat me to it.

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BigPapa  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:07:38pm

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹

What is this about Jack Posebiac lying to the FBI and something about a stolen identity? I must have missed the latest alt-intellectual lunacy.

Is Jacky PissBeaker in the Troubles? Aw… sadz.

Not sadz.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:08:41pm

re: #93 Interesting Times

I always thought he was a creepy-looking fucker (he reminded me of the Odo character from Star Trek Deep Space Nine, but without the good qualities)

I also remember what a nasty, GOPer-esque smear campaign he ran against his opponent Christine Elliott in the leadership race. Serves his party right for rejecting a seemingly nice, moderate woman only to be saddled with a misogynistic sleazoid at the worst possible time :P

At least I no longer have to watch those commercials. I’m still chuckling. I was trying to tell hubby but I couldn’t stop laughing.

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stpaulbear  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:08:57pm

re: #58 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Followup from yesterday:

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Isn’t that Tim McVeigh on the left?

Of course there’s no sense of shame for the gun industry about holding a gun show in that location, but I wonder what the attendance numbers are compared to other years. Is it still fewer gun nuts buying larger quantities of stuff? Does attendance for these things stay pretty steady? Seems like Las Vegas might still have some negative vibes for non-fetishists - but then I don’t even know the difference between a clip and a magazine.

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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:13:35pm

re: #99 stpaulbear

I bet for some of the sick %^&*, it will be a draw, and they will go to look at the site.

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TedStriker  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:15:48pm

re: #88 MsJ

Dooood. I did not need to know that.

Hey, everyone has their kinks…even giant purple dinosaurs.

Though, if the thought of Barney partaking in tantric sex is too much, here’s something for you:

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A Cranky One  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:25:28pm

re: #101 TedStriker

Hey, everyone has their particular kinks…even giant purple dinosaurs.

The tantric technique for making sex last 5 hours:

1) start having sex
2) say “I’ve spent many thousands of hours wearing a purple dinosaur suit”
3) wait for the shock to wear off
4) start having sex again
5) say “I was Barney”

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:26:03pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:26:24pm

re: #99 stpaulbear

Of course there’s no sense of shame for the gun industry about holding a gun show in that location, but I wonder what the attendance numbers are compared to other years. Is it still fewer gun nuts buying larger quantities of stuff? Does attendance for these things stay pretty steady? Seems like Las Vegas might still have some negative vibes for non-fetishists - but then I don’t even know the difference between a clip and a magazine.

That was my impression — fewer people acquiring more weaponry, There is nothing that discourages one of these gun fanatics. They literally do not care how many people must die if reasonable measures would limit, to the smallest extent, their access to guns.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:27:35pm
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TedStriker  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:32:21pm

re: #99 stpaulbear

Of course there’s no sense of shame for the gun industry about holding a gun show in that location, but I wonder what the attendance numbers are compared to other years. Is it still fewer gun nuts buying larger quantities of stuff? Does attendance for these things stay pretty steady? Seems like Las Vegas might still have some negative vibes for non-fetishists - but then I don’t even know the difference between a clip and a magazine.

re: #104 Hecuba’s daughter

That was my impression — fewer people acquiring more weaponry, There is nothing that discourages one of these gun fanatics. They literally do not care how many people must die if reasonable measures would limit, to the smallest extent, their access to guns.

You know, there’s one word that describes them to a T: hoarders.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:36:06pm

re: #105 jaunte

Tried to watch Cuomo, too much like old argue yell all the time tweety. And KellyAnne? No thank you.

I love Don Lemon.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:36:42pm

Back to Victoria.

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:38:02pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

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Reporters should bring this up the next time Kellywise the Clown screeches during an interview that “nobody but the media talks about her!!!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:39:26pm

On second thought, why am I watching MSNBC? They are interviewing Charlie Sykes, who is calling Sen. Ron Johnson a “level headed policy wonk guy.” Mr. Sykes is wondering why Sen. Johnson is trafficking in this silly conspiracy theory about a secret society.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:43:03pm

LOL, a non-comment at Wonkette:

THERE wERE 18 1/2 MINS MISSING on th NIXON tapes.
The+ERE ARE 50,000 FBI tXTs MISSING
THERE RE 33,000 eMAILS MISSING from KILLARYS server.

DO THE MATH SHEEPLES!

IF YOU ADD THE TEXTS AND EMAILS YOU GET 83,000. If YOU DEVIDE THEM BY 18 1/2 YOU GET 4,486.486486486…

THAT EQAuls CONSPIrUCY!!!!

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:50:26pm

re: #111 Anymouse 🌹

LOL, a non-comment at Wonkette:

It’s all so simpleton, really.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:51:06pm

re: #72 meteor

WHA

vice.com

I love you
You love me
Barney gave me an S.T.D…

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 8:56:46pm

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:01:05pm
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fern01  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:02:35pm

re: #51 A dark and stormy covfefe

Donald Trump seems to be the only politician who has not stepped down when accused of sexual misconduct. The GOP congress and the religious right support him - yet they would impeach a democratic president for consenting sex with an adult.

There is no republican party and no valid christians in the GOP .

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:02:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:06:14pm

Rachel Maddow now reporting on Manafort’s lawyers uploading their personal notes to the publicly-viewable Federal docket.

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teleskiguy  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:15:55pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:18:02pm

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I thought it was this one.

The Simpsons: Stonecutters Song “We Do”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:18:40pm

re: #117 jaunte

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:19:13pm

re: #121 Joe Bacon 🌹

(Not actually Stephen Miller)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:19:44pm

re: #122 jaunte

(Not actually Stephen Miller)

Doesn’t matter. It’s the thought that counts!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:20:02pm

Satan!

Advert for the Freedom from Religion Foundation on the Rachel Maddow Show.

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:21:37pm

Sorry to be late to the party. My thoughts on the discussion on previous thread.

In 2016 Professor Snyder, a historian at Yale identified several warning signs to be on the watch for. Here are a few:

- the gradual, almost subversive, transformation to a one party system;

- the de-monopolization of violence as the government begins to support paramilitary groups that are outside the government;

- the creation of a “politics of emergency” that allows actors to gain legitimacy by claiming to react against the nonexistent emergency;

- the “suspension of the state” that is often done by declaring a state of emergency;

Sorry for the FUD. (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) But looking at the list, so far we seem to have, very luckily, dodged things. So far. I think.

Regarding paramilitaries…

The talks last year between the administration and Eric Prince (founder of Blackwater and brother of Betsy DeVos) had the hair on the back of my neck standing up.

While the coverage by JJMacNab on the Bundy’s, Sovereign Citizens and various Militias fills me with concern. SO far, they seem to be contained.

The other thing I am watching is how the Mueller investigation and the upcoming 2018 elections are affecting the Trumpkins.

europeanstudies.macmillan.yale.edu

Now to go back and try to get caught up on this thread.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:23:13pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:25:50pm

re: #126 jaunte

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And that obstruction is really just fighting back.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:26:56pm

Trump lawyers preparing the “oppositional disorder” defense.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:28:19pm

Okay, I found out what Jack Posebiec is whinging about:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:50:28pm

I’m waiting for Jack, SMOTI and Chuck C Johnson to tie Tinky Winky’s death to the Deep State.

thedailybeast.com

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:52:44pm

re: #130 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m waiting for Jack, SMOTI and Chuck C Johnson to tie Tinky Winky’s death to the Deep State.

thedailybeast.com

Froze to death? A likely story. I think we can be assured that Tinky Winky was killed in a freak tantric sex mishap with Barney.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:53:21pm

Netflix just informed me there’s a Werner Herzog documentary on volcanoes.

And now all I can think about is Werner Herzog, calmly narrating his own immolation.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Jan 24, 2018 • 9:59:39pm

re: #131 scottslemmons

I heard he fell into his magic handbag, leading him to Narnia and it blew his mind and wasn’t able to recover.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:08:23pm

With all the folk complaining about Sen. Schumer “caving” on the issue of DACA, this sort of thing promoted by the right would be the very thing to paint Democrats as “not caring about the troops.”

In the all-or-nothing thinking of conservatives, and a fair amount of others, that message would be the one that got amplified in the media.

It’s really crappy the way the GOP has painted this as an either-or position, when it can be a “both” position. There is a reason conservative politics so often is used to divide groups one against another.

For myself (and those of my family), we would all be willing to go without to get the DACA issue fixed (which Trump created). But the majority of the American public? I’m not so sure about that, when the GOP trots out every day another Gold Star wife or child claiming the Dems don’t care about us.

Chuck Schumer has been a politician a long time; he knows what he is doing. It is optics like this he is trying to avoid while still getting what is needed done. For all the complaints from the right, the shutdown discussions were a net gain for the Democrats.

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:25:40pm

re: #134 Anymouse 🌹

I agree that Schumer is an experienced politician and senator. He is actually trying to get votes to legalize DACA. That requires Republicans voting for it. As opposed to McConnell, when he was in the minority, who was fine with simply shutting everything down.

It sounds like there is some possibliity that he may get the votes for DACA. And is close to the votes for Net Neutrality.

And, of course, he seems to have freed CHIP from being a hostage.

I hope that his acting as adult in the room continues to bear fruit.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:36:40pm

re: #135 ckkatz

And despite all the press Gold Star Families got over the past year or two since the debacle with the Khan family, then the GOP bringing out a Gold Star wife to attack the Dems:

Several people at my water class in Alliance yesterday, during breaks (since my car was parked right in front of the building) pointed out the license plate on the front and asked “what is that?” (It is a Gold Star Family plate, which in Nebraska has a unique design, similar to the Gold Star service banner.)

Pretty much everyone who saw it asked about it, and Nebraska has only had them now for six years.

(To be fair to the people at the water class, it seems everyone in this state who sees our car and doesn’t already know us asks [a] what kind of car is that, and [b] what is that license plate for.)

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:45:58pm

And with this, I say good night now!

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:49:51pm

We don’t get a lot of happy sports news here in SD. Gonna savor this.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 24, 2018 • 10:56:40pm

I’m off to bed. I’ll catch y’all later. Car service in the morning, then off to Colorado Springs.

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:04:05pm

re: #136 Anymouse 🌹

Yes, Trump has been callous and cruel in his use of Gold Star families for his personal gain. Including the disgusting use of a grieving widow.

I am glad that you are getting recognition for your family’s sacrifice(s). Although I am saddened and sorry at the price you and your family paid.

Wishing you and your lady safe travels, and fast, easy, and, hopefully, inexpensive car service. I need to get my car serviced soon as well.

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:08:22pm

re: #138 Ace-o-aces

Heh - Read “SD” as South Dakota, then saw the palm trees and thought: ‘That doesn’t look like South Dakota in January’. Did my honeymoon in San Diego many years ago. Beautiful city.

Time for me to head to bed as well.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:34:22pm

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Meh…..that’s just your average Tuesday evening for your very own Dr. Lizardo. What’s the big deal?

Morning, Lizards.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:44:11pm

re: #69 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

all these “this shocking revelation will surely kill the mueller investigation once and fer all” bubbles remind me of a remark i read in a book on wwi about how a giant initiative designed to deal a final mortal blow to the enemy are a sure and certain sign of the desperation of a general who knows he’s losing

At the very end of WWII, as their cities were being bombed to rubble, the freezing and starving Nazi faithful desperately babbled about “Der Fuhrer’s Secret Weapons” that he was about to haul out that would totally turn the tide of the war and smash the Americans and Russians and Brits and French into submission.

Magical thinking. The act of people who are feeling increasingly cornered by undeniable reality. The aftermath of that in the U.S. was the “Lost Cause” bullshit after the traitors were beaten in the Civil War. The only reason it didn’t really spread throughout Germany after WWII is that the Soviets put their boot down on the throats of the Germans, and anyone even muttering anything that sounded like “Germany will rise again” would have gotten a bullet in the head.

Over on the Allied side? They got trials and the rope.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 24, 2018 • 11:50:07pm

re: #103 Belafon

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If you read the comments in that thread, they are a wonder. Butthurt white men whining about the mean old judge being inappropriate for berating a sick sociopathic child rapist.

The fact that the judge was a woman who had power over a man and who was using that power to call out the man … and that the man was helpless before her … and that she then sentenced that man to die in a living hell?

Yeah, that checks a lot of boxes for people like the Rage Furby and his aforementioned cohort of worthless shitsmears.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:29:22am

Flat Earth Rocket Man Will Take to the Sky in February

“Mad” Mike Hughes wants to go to space, and he’s not waiting around for anyone to help him get there. So he’s going to build his own rocket and get to space on his own. The reason he wants to get into space so he can prove to everybody that the world is actually flat, so of course he’s not asking NASA for help.

Exclusive video from LGF FutureCam! Giphy

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:47:47am

Yet another flat Earth/fake Moon landing/Alex Jones conspiracy fan of my acquaintance has been fired from its job. As with the last one, this was not for being a bat guano conspira-liar, at least not directly, but for lying and stealing. My friend the HR expert (who literally wrote the book on it) tells me that I am not the only one to see a pattern here.

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Kragar  Jan 25, 2018 • 1:23:21am
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Kragar  Jan 25, 2018 • 1:36:30am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 25, 2018 • 1:59:49am

NCAA opens up investigation into Michigan State over handling of Larry Nassar: report

MSU president Lou Anna Simon has already submitted her resignation but that isn’t nearly enough. The whole gang needs to be put on trial for aiding and abetting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 2:04:04am

re: #149 Kragar

Trump’s 24-year-old deputy drug czar to resign after questions over work history

only the best people

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Targetpractice  Jan 25, 2018 • 2:24:05am

re: #148 Kragar

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And that’s really the angle Nunes is going for here: Release the “memo” sans the underlying intel, so that the public can’t know that it’s all horseshit because any inquiries to see the evidence will be bounced back with “That’s highly classified!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 2:40:12am

re: #152 Targetpractice

And that’s really the angle Nunes is going for here: Release the “memo” sans the underlying intel, so that the public can’t know that it’s all horseshit because any inquiries to see the evidence will be bounced back with “That’s highly classified!”

and it will become a matter of RW doctrine that the “memo” contains material that compromises the FBI as an investigative body and proves that the “Russian farce” is just a Deep-State witch hunt.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 25, 2018 • 4:03:12am

I don’t care what you say about me in the article, just make sure you spell my name right.

Tide Pod sales are getting more palatable:

All the signs point to a possible sales crisis: Tide dropped to its lowest consumer perception level in nine months after the first viral videos - which encourage people to bite into the dishwasher capsules - began catching on at the end of last November. And Tide’s word of mouth is the highest it’s been in more than three years: 13% of adults 18 and over have talked about the detergent with family and friends over the past two weeks.
However, consumer purchase consideration of Tide has been going straight up since the beginning of 2018. On December 31, 38% of consumers would consider buying Tide the next time they were shopping for household or personal care items. That number grew three percentage points to its current 41% - an unexpected turn considering the harsh publicity that has surrounded the controversy.

Real mean eat Cascade Tabs////.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 4:08:17am

re: #154 Shropshire Slasher

I don’t care what you say about me in the article, just make sure you spell my name right.

Tide Pod sales are getting more palatable:

Real mean eat Cascade Tabs////.

As Germans would say: Sie sind in aller Mund - literally “They are in everybody’s mouth” (in the sense that everyone is talking about them)

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 25, 2018 • 4:08:44am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 4:10:47am

re: #156 DodgerFan1988

it all depends on who they are busting

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Targetpractice  Jan 25, 2018 • 4:53:01am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

it all depends on who they are busting

Pretty much. If the person under investigation were Hillary, the FBI’s reputation would be beyond question and anyone suggesting that Mueller was running anything less than an impartial and above-board investigation engaging in the worst sort of propaganda.

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jeffreyw  Jan 25, 2018 • 4:55:12am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 5:02:30am

re: #158 Targetpractice

Pretty much. If the person under investigation were Hillary, the FBI’s reputation would be beyond question and anyone suggesting that Mueller was running anything less than an impartial and above-board investigation engaging in the worst sort of propaganda.

The point of the Mueller investigation is to present a body of incontrovertible evidence that Congress can no longer ignore. Which is why the GOP is going out of its way to discredit his findings before they are even presented.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 25, 2018 • 5:05:55am

Nice to see that the spirit of Joe McCarthy is alive and well residing in what passes for a brain in the head of Ron Johnson.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 25, 2018 • 5:36:25am

re: #158 Targetpractice

Pretty much. If the person under investigation were Hillary, the FBI’s reputation would be beyond question and anyone suggesting that Mueller was running anything less than an impartial and above-board investigation engaging in the worst sort of propaganda.

The reputation of the FBI was impeccable when Comey sent his letter about additional emails. And the only real evidence of an FBI “secret society” was the group of pro-Trump/anti-Clinton agents that were pressuring Comey to go public with details about email investigation.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 5:48:00am

File under “True Lies”:

Fiat Chrysler shows big profit boost for 2017; workers get $5,500 each

freep.com

The headline is true. It does not indicate that the bonus is actually $500 dollars more than the 2016, and is for “eligible” employees who negotiated it through their union.

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 5:50:11am

re: #19 The Vicious Babushka

I just noticed this: “low-quality investigation”. They’re all talking like Trump now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 5:55:18am

re: #163 Decatur Deb

File under “True Lies”:

Fiat Chrysler shows big profit boost for 2017; workers get $5,500 each

freep.com

The headline is true. It does not indicate that the bonus is actually $500 dollars more than the 2016, and is for “eligible” employees who negotiated it through their union.

a tax cut that has not really come into effect yet is having an electrifying effect on the American economy. That is just the narrative we can expect to see pushed unquestioningly by the usual players

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 5:56:25am

re: #164 Belafon

I just noticed this: “low-quality investigation”. They’re all talking like Trump now.

It almost sounds like Fox and Trump routinely use the same awkward translations from some foreign language…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:00:12am

re: #165 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

a tax cut that has not really come into effect yet is having an electrifying effect on the American economy. That is just the narrative we can expect to see pushed unquestioningly by the usual players

Chrysler profits were up 93%, the bonus increase is 10%. Profits will really soar when OSHA, EPA, and the The Fair Labor Standards Act are shitholed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:00:20am

re: #166 Decatur Deb

It almost sounds like Fox and Trump routinely use the same awkward translations from some foreign language…

I think they are seeking to flatter Trump by emulating his speech patterns

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:01:10am

re: #167 Decatur Deb

Chrysler profits were up 93%, the bonus increase is 10%. Profits will really soar when OSHA, EPA, and the The Fair Labor Standards Act are shitholed.

all we have to do is get rid of all those burdensome health, safety and environmental regulations and industry will boom.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:03:40am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

all we have to do is get rid of all those burdensome health, safety and environmental regulations and industry will boom.

Pittsburgh was a shithole when I grew up in the 1940s. It’s beautiful now, and they aint goin’ back.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:06:00am

re: #170 Decatur Deb

Pittsburgh was a shithole when I grew up in the 1940s. It’s beautiful now, and they aint goin’ back.

I remember black buildings and black air. Ugh. Rub against a building by mistake and you were black and grimy at once.

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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:09:33am

Rude Pundit on super-duper-mega-conspiracy theories:

There is a simple number for figuring out exactly how batshit a conspiracy theory is: how many people would have to be in on it? If a conspiracy requires an extraordinary number of conspirators, including people who acted on it, as well as anyone tangentially involved, then chances are that there is no fucking way it’s real. That’s why I could never jump on the 9/11 “truth” bandwagon. You know how many people would be required to pull that off? Fuck that noise.

People wanna brag about shit they think they’re getting away with. That’s one reason that the investigation led by Robert Mueller into whatever the fuck was going on between Donald Trump, his company, his campaign, and Russia has gotten as far as it has. Dumb motherfuckers talk, whether it was George Papadopoulos or Donald Trump, Jr. or Michael Flynn or, shit, Trump himself. More and more, it’s becoming clear that something is going to come from the Mueller probe or they wouldn’t be interviewing people like the Attorney General and, at some point, the president. I think it’s going to be more about laundering filthy Russian oligarch money than any kind of “collusion” or cooperation between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

A big conclusion to all this is in the air, and so the squirrely motherfuckers on the right who wanna protect their leader, even if it’s from treason, are coming up with a meta-conspiracy to explain why it seems that Trump is involved in some kind of conspiracy. And, depending on which conservative spoogebucket you listen to, they are getting bigger and nuttier.

It all comes down to the hot bugaboo for conspiracy theorists, the “Deep State,” which used to mean the military industrial complex, that is, the actual military, intelligence services, and corporations that depend on the military, manipulating national and world events to their benefit, elected leaders be damned. Or something else. Honestly, I’ve tried to find a real definition, and I found about a dozen.

In the age of Trump, because everything is reduced to its stupidest version, it seems to mean “anyone who works in government who won’t lick Trump’s feet.” You believe in climate change? That’s Deep State. The EPA issues a press release with an anti-Trump quote? Deep State, motherfuckers. Congress won’t do the 1000th investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails? Deep fuckin’ State.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:10:08am

re: #171 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

I remember black buildings and black air. Ugh. Rub against a building by mistake and you were black and grimy at once.

I remember them as charcoal gray, but that was mostly pigeon shit lightening the soot.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:10:29am

re: #171 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

I remember black buildings and black air. Ugh. Rub against a building by mistake and you were black and grimy at once.

I grew up in Gary, Indiana. I remember visitors asking me “What’s that smell?” to which I would reply “What smell?” and when then asked why the sky was that color, simply asked “Is the sky supposed to have a color?”

I remember the Calumet river catching fire (as the Cuyahoga river in Cleveland also used to) and playing hide-and-seek among thirty-foot-high piles of grayish industrial sludge out behind the Purex bleach plant.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:14:22am

re: #174 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Some nights we had beautiful skies—glowing red clouds from the iron and steel mills and a bright green from the copper works. The rivers held that scheme as they joined at The Point and continued towards Ohio.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:16:56am

re: #175 Decatur Deb

Some nights we had beautiful skies—glowing red clouds from the iron and steel mills and a bright green from the copper works. The rivers held that scheme as they joined at The Point and continued towards Ohio.

Yes, I recall reading about the Aurora Borealis and looking out to see the sky glowing and thinking that I was seeing it: but just meant that they were opening up the blast furnaces.

I did not see real Aurora until last spring in Finland.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:17:48am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:18:18am

Hi, is this the Secret Society?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:19:05am

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

May should say something about how great a candidate he was and how he won the most electoral colleges ever. That might satisfy him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:19:30am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:19:54am

re: #178 Sir John Barron

Hi, is this the Secret Society?

If we say “yes”, it isn’t.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:20:10am

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

Theresa May apparently can’t get her points across in phone calls with Trump because he interrupts her and dominates the discussion, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

true diplomatic skills

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Sir John Barron  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:23:36am

re: #152 Targetpractice

And that’s really the angle Nunes is going for here: Release the “memo” sans the underlying intel, so that the public can’t know that it’s all horseshit because any inquiries to see the evidence will be bounced back with “That’s highly classified!”

But certainly people, the media, even Fox News would recognize this memo was written by Republicans, or by one Republican in particular, and wouldn’t just accept its claims at face value, they would demand more right? They would know to distrust an obviously biased, partisan account with no supporting information, right?

These are rhetorical questions.

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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:27:31am

Greets and saluts from the Deep State Resistance in the NYC metro area. I hope everyone has gotten their resistance checks, and W2s, because we want to make sure that everyone’s properly compensated for their role in thwarting Trump’s corrupt cabal of cronies from running roughshod over the Constitution.

But I digress. There are still national emergencies that need attending to, and Trump’s over in Davos getting ignored by the world leaders because he’s a reactionary ignoramus who doesn’t understand how economics works or how globalization helps the US far more than it hurts. Trump’s reactionary and isolationist policies are doing tremendous damage to US economic and strategic interests over the long term.

Of course, Trump’s depraved indifference to the plight of Americans is on my mind as well.

Hurricane Maria hit four months ago. 18% of Puerto Rico still lacks power.

Trump thinks this is okay and doesn’t care there’s such a slow response to rebuilding the grid and getting services back up and running. It’s been up to states like NY to send needed resources to help get the grid up and running. Trump, who is commander in chief of the most powerful military, has ignored the plight and delayed sending resources to Puerto Rico (and the US Virgin Islands) leading to more misery and harm to American citizens.

This is basic stuff. Trump’s response to the hurricanes is the new nadir in how any elected official should respond to a natural disaster. It’s worse than Bush in the aftermath of Katrina (and many of Trump’s idiot supporters think Obama is to blame for something that happened years before Obama took office).

We are supposed to learn from our mistakes, but Trump doesn’t learn. That much has been clear throughout his spectacularly awful history.

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:28:17am

re: #172 makeitstop

Deep fuckin’ State? Not Deep State? Is that a new secret society I haven’t heard about?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:28:17am

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s not a surprise to me given his past employer. Little idiot just spouts stupid bullshit all day long.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:29:40am

re: #184 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the Deep State Resistance in the NYC metro area. I hope everyone has gotten their resistance checks, and W2s, because we want to make sure that everyone’s properly compensated for their role in thwarting Trump’s corrupt cabal of cronies from running roughshod over the Constitution.

But I digress. There are still national emergencies that need attending to, and Trump’s over in Davos getting ignored by the world leaders because he’s a reactionary ignoramus who doesn’t understand how economics works or how globalization helps the US far more than it hurts. Trump’s reactionary and isolationist policies are doing tremendous damage to US economic and strategic interests over the long term.

Of course, Trump’s depraved indifference to the plight of Americans is on my mind as well.

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Hurricane Maria hit four months ago. 18% of Puerto Rico still lacks power.

Trump thinks this is okay and doesn’t care there’s such a slow response to rebuilding the grid and getting services back up and running. It’s been up to states like NY to send needed resources to help get the grid up and running. Trump, who is commander in chief of the most powerful military, has ignored the plight and delayed sending resources to Puerto Rico (and the US Virgin Islands) leading to more misery and harm to American citizens.

This is basic stuff. Trump’s response to the hurricanes is the new nadir in how any elected official should respond to a natural disaster. It’s worse than Bush in the aftermath of Katrina (and many of Trump’s idiot supporters think Obama is to blame for something that happened years before Obama took office).

We are supposed to learn from our mistakes, but Trump doesn’t learn. That much has been clear throughout his spectacularly awful history.

His lack of leadership on PR has been typical of him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:29:58am
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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:30:03am

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

She’s a woman. He expects her to listen to him.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:30:18am

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yeah Fox News and Breitbart and Rushbo and Hannity are all about “dissenting views”.

//

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:31:13am

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

All the more reason for conservatives to attack the media.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:31:17am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:33:19am

re: #190 Sir John Barron

Yeah Fox News and Breitbart and Rushbo and Hannity are all about “dissenting views”.

//

I swear for someone who hates campuses Shapiro sure does spent a lot of his time fixated on them.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:33:56am

re: #159 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

The Fly-In is packed today.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:33:59am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That is correct. Not just in Kentucky but nationally. These can be prevented.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:35:01am

re: #183 Sir John Barron

But certainly people, the media, even Fox News would recognize this memo was written by Republicans, or by one Republican in particular, and wouldn’t just accept its claims at face value, they would demand more right? They would know to distrust an obviously biased, partisan account with no supporting information, right?

These are rhetorical questions.

They will go well beyond that and find other out-of-context or even alternative facts to support that narrative.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:35:56am

re: #185 Belafon

Deep fuckin’ State? Not Deep State? Is that a new secret society I haven’t heard about?

We can neither confirm nor deny that.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:38:21am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think they are seeking to flatter Trump by emulating his speech patterns

The Trumping Down of America.

How low can we go?

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Lupin  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:38:30am

A new gorilla has arrived at the zoo. Gawkers rush in to look at the creature, hoping for some feces-throwing. (He will not disappoint.)

[report from Davos]

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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:39:47am

Damnit…. Warren Miller passed away.

He was a legendary filmmaker who made his mark on winter sports with his fabulously shot movies of skiing, snowboarding, and other downhill pursuits.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:41:09am

re: #198 ObserverArt

The Trumping Down of America.

How low can we go?

Ever since Tea Partiers discovered that GOP candidates lacked the nerve or the gumption to challenge or at least distance themselves from extremist statements and rants at Town Hall Meetings, they initiated an attention-grabbing race to the bottom to see who could get away with the most extreme utterances with impunity.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:41:49am

re: #193 HappyWarrior

I swear for someone who hates campuses Shapiro sure does spent a lot of his time fixated on them.

People who live in ideological bubbles criticizing other places and people they think are ideological bubbles.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:42:33am

re: #178 Sir John Barron

Hi, is this the Secret Society?

You’re supposed to put that behind a private tag!!!

Sheesh. People! : )

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:42:46am

re: #202 Sir John Barron

People who live in ideological bubbles criticizing other places and people they think are ideological bubbles.

Yep I’ve noticed the same.

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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:46:12am

re: #185 Belafon

Deep fuckin’ State? Not Deep State? Is that a new secret society I haven’t heard about?

‘Deep fuckin’ state’ is so deep that ‘Deep state’ doesn’t know it exists.

(Don’t spill the beans, mmmkay?)

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Dave In Austin  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:48:15am

re: #200 lawhawk

The epitome of a full and successful life.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:48:50am

re: #193 HappyWarrior

I swear for someone who hates campuses Shapiro sure does spent a lot of his time fixated on them.

There are a lot of liberal dudebro/gal airheads on campuses (I was once one) but they are being held up by people like BS as the very embodiment of modern liberal and progressive thinking.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:50:09am

BeBe is fellating Donald on TV right now.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:50:36am

re: #178 Sir John Barron

Hi, is this the Secret Society?

You missed the meeting last night at Comet Ping Pong

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Sir John Barron  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:50:38am

re: #204 HappyWarrior

Yep I’ve noticed the same.

It’s especially galling when fundamentalist Christian people I know and went to church with for many years who are taught to only read their own denomination’s material complain that there’s some kind of mind-control, politically correct, not open agenda at public universities.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:52:05am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are a lot of liberal dudebro/gal airheads on campuses (I was once one) but they are being held up by people like BS as the very embodiment of modern liberal and progressive thinking.

Right and it’s not like he’s exactly Mr. Reasonable Thinking. People like him call campuses out for bring bubbles but you never see him saying that about places like Liberty. He’s a hack. Thinks he’s hot shit but he’s a bitter little jerk.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:53:00am

re: #210 Sir John Barron

It’s especially galling when fundamentalist Christian people I know and went to church with for many years who are taught to only read their own denomination’s material complain that there’s some kind of mind-control, politically correct, not open agenda at public universities.

No kidding. Not to mention the homeschool movement too.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:53:33am

You’d think there’d be some shame among those who hyped the “secret society” nonsense yesterday, but no, Sean Davis at the Federalist (who’s blocked me) is retweeting some other goon who is complaining that Adam Schiff “leaked” the ‘secret society’ text message to make the anti-FBI conspiracy mongers look bad. Seriously.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:53:47am

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I broke my commitment to not watch Megyn Kelly this morning to watch three of the young ladies from the Nassar abuses.

They were the first one to come forward and stick to her story and break the whole thing open (brave girl!), the young lady that has been seen on TV with the curly hair that ripped him pretty good in her statement (why she was covered on TV) and the lady that was family friends with the Nassar’s and was abused by him starting at the age of 6. She was the one her father wouldn’t believe for years.

All I can say is there are a lot of people that should be in jail, not just Nassar. Systemically these young ladies were abused by all in charge. They were ignored, bullied and called liars while the adults all protected themselves leaving Nassar to continue.

Michigan State really does need to get a death penalty on their programs and their entire board needs to resign. They really do seem to be ground zero for how all of it started and went on for so long.

I still don’t like Megyn, but it was a good segment and so tragic.

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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:54:44am

re: #200 lawhawk

Damnit…. Warren Miller passed away.

He was a legendary filmmaker who made his mark on winter sports with his fabulously shot movies of skiing, snowboarding, and other downhill pursuits.

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Mark E. Smith of The Fall has passed away as well.

Mark E Smith, the irascible frontman of Manchester post-punk band the Fall, has died at the age of 60.

Smith formed the Fall in 1976 in Prestwich and was the only constant member of the band. He was known for his tempestuous relationship with his bandmates, and frequently fired them - there have been 66 different members over the years, with a third of them lasting less than a year. Smith famously once said: “If it’s me and yer granny on bongos, it’s The Fall.”

He was a famously prolific musician. Last year the Fall released their 32nd studio album, New Facts Emerge, and had been fitfully touring in recent months when Smith’s health would allow. The band played London’s 100 Club in July, while Smith performed from a wheelchair in Wakefield in October.

I loved that cranky bastard.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:57:23am
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Lupin  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:57:54am

Feces-covered roastbeef eating surrender she-monkey leaves gorilla enclosure without speaking to the press.

French jock and German cheerleader spotted carrying up bucket of pig’s blood. CARRIE all over again.

[report from Davos]

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:00:54am

re: #213 Sir John Barron

You’d think there’d be some shame among those who hyped the “secret society” nonsense yesterday, but no, Sean Davis at the Federalist (who’s blocked me) is retweeting some other goon who is complaining that Adam Schiff “leaked” the ‘secret society’ text message to make the anti-FBI conspiracy mongers look bad. Seriously.

Pretty rich considering Trump talked about his love of Wikileaks throughout the entire campaign and you know what if you’re going to be complaining about a “secret society” within the FBI, you deserve ot be mocked. These people are idiots who have no business running a government.

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:01:50am

my today’s mantra (this too shall pass)

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:02:38am

re: #209 Shropshire Slasher

You missed the meeting last night at Comet Ping Pong

There’s another one last Thursday. You can make it if your time machine is in order.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:03:06am

re: #210 Sir John Barron

It’s especially galling when fundamentalist Christian people I know and went to church with for many years who are taught to only read their own denomination’s material complain that there’s some kind of mind-control, politically correct, not open agenda at public universities.

I’ve got family members who turned into pod people thanks to the Religious Right.

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:03:40am

re: #213 Sir John Barron

You’d think there’d be some shame among those who hyped the “secret society” nonsense yesterday, but no, Sean Davis at the Federalist (who’s blocked me) is retweeting some other goon who is complaining that Adam Schiff “leaked” the ‘secret society’ text message to make the anti-FBI conspiracy mongers look bad. Seriously.

“They made me look like an idiot.” They didn’t make you anything.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:04:40am

re: #221 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’ve got family members who turned into pod people thanks to the Religious Right.

The religious right poisons so much as you know.

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:07:48am

re: #199 Lupin

A new gorilla has arrived at the zoo. Gawkers rush in to look at the creature, hoping for some feces-throwing. (He will not disappoint.)

[report from Davos]

“wait…there’s a zoo” — archer s2e11, Jeu Monegasque
coincidentally last night — (we’re way behind)

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:08:29am

re: #178 Sir John Barron

Hi, is this the Secret Society?

“swordfish”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:09:33am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

The religious right poisons so much as you know.

It blows my mind to see Franky Graham Cracker and every other Pulpit Pimp endlessly kissing Trump’s ass!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:10:56am

re: #226 Joe Bacon 🌹

It blows my mind to see Franky Graham Cracker and every other Pulpit Pimp endlessly kissing Trump’s ass!

It shouldn’t shock you. After all, they embraced Reagan too. Same shit, different decade.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:15:53am

re: #221 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’ve got family members who turned into pod people thanks to the Religious Right.

my brother seems to be a bit of a changeling, when he was visiting me here in Europe he was certainly conservative in his views, but nothing I found extreme.

Then my daughter went to visit him at home in Indiana last year and came back telling me that he was a raving right-wing Foxbaugh listener/viewer/devotee and spewer of RW talking points the whole time she was there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:17:08am

re: #226 Joe Bacon 🌹

It blows my mind to see Franky Graham Cracker and every other Pulpit Pimp endlessly kissing Trump’s ass!

it astounded me as well. they will ignore or forgive the man anything as long as they think he will advance their agenda

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:17:24am

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space, what could go wrong?

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the world has ever seen. At the heart of their laser, called the Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility (SULF), is a single cylinder of titanium-doped sapphire about the width of a Frisbee. After kindling light in the crystal and shunting it through a system of lenses and mirrors, the SULF distills it into pulses of mind-boggling power. In 2016, it achieved an unprecedented 5.3 million billion watts, or petawatts (PW). The lights in Shanghai do not dim each time the laser fires, however. Although the pulses are extraordinarily powerful, they are also infinitesimally brief, lasting less than a trillionth of a second. The researchers are now upgrading their laser and hope to beat their own record by the end of this year with a 10-PW shot, which would pack more than 1000 times the power of all the world’s electrical grids combined.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:18:07am

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

my brother seems to be a bit of a changeling, when he was visiting me here in Europe he was certainly conservative in his views, but nothing I found extreme.

Then my daughter went to visit him at home in Indiana last year and came back telling me that he was a raving right-wing Foxbaugh listener/viewer/devotee and spewer of RW talking points the whole time she was there.

Well it could be that your niece and you have different views of what counts as conservative and or extreme. But a lot can change.

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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:18:31am

re: #225 dangerman

“swordfish”

‘rosebud’

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Sir John Barron  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:18:53am

re: #227 HappyWarrior

It shouldn’t shock you. After all, they embraced Reagan too. Same shit, different decade.

I’m still getting whiplash though from the fierce, decades long CHARACTER COUNTS we’ve been subjected to from the VALUES VOTERS to now where lying, gambling, and whoring around are treated with, meh, we’re all just sinners here saved by G-d’s grace, as long as you’re a Republican, etc. Pffffd.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:20:55am

re: #233 Sir John Barron

I’m still getting whiplash though from the fierce, decades long CHARACTER COUNTS we’ve been subjected to from the VALUES VOTERS to now where lying, gambling, and whoring around are treated with, meh, we’re all just sinners here saved by G-d’s grace, as long as you’re a Republican, etc. Pffffd.

Oh yeah now that for sure. Trump sleeps with pornstars, has run Casinos, has bragged about adultery, etc and the RR embraces him. If Obama or any prominent Democrat had even one of those in those cahracter, we’d see Tony Perkins or Franklin Graham’s ugly mug talking about how evil taht person was. The Religious Right has revealed what I’ve always felt them to be, a bunch of hypocrites with no real principles.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:21:50am

The better question is this- is the religious right the religious wing of the Republican party or is the Republican party the political arm of the religious right?

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:22:12am

re: #230 Shropshire Slasher

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space, what could go wrong?

Eh. We’ll be OK as long as they’re not building a phase conjugate tracking system to go with it.

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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:22:58am

(insert eye roll here)

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:23:14am

re: #233 Sir John Barron

I’m still getting whiplash though from the fierce, decades long CHARACTER COUNTS we’ve been subjected to from the VALUES VOTERS to now where lying, gambling, and whoring around are treated with, meh, we’re all just sinners here saved by G-d’s grace, as long as you’re a Republican, etc. Pffffd.

It’s real easy when you realize that their only belief system is rich white man power.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:24:30am

re: #236 Belafon

I just hope we don’t have another Event Horizon.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:26:23am

re: #237 MsJ

(insert eye roll here)

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This guy is getting up there with King, Rohrabacher, and Gohmert among the most loathesome R Congressmen and he’s only a few years older than I am.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:26:32am

re: #232 makeitstop

‘rosebud’

“Who won the ‘59 US Women’s chess championship?”

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:28:00am

re: #237 MsJ

(insert eye roll here)

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Matt Gaetz is the newest punchable face in the GOP. He has been on a fast rise since just getting elected in November. He came out all mouth from the get-go.

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:28:50am

re: #232 makeitstop

‘rosebud’

different “society”

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William Lewis  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:29:42am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

The better question is this- is the religious right the religious wing of the Republican party or is the Republican party the political arm of the religious right?

No, the GOP is the religious wing of the NRA. The Religious Right sits over and above both like a Vatican or Westminster that has gone insane ruling by decrees that their minions in the GOP/NRA/etc rush to carry out.

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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:29:43am

Okay, this is fucking crazy. The level of doublespeak by this DoJ spokesdoofus is right off the scale.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:30:18am

re: #241 Decatur Deb

“Who won the ‘59 US Women’s chess championship?”

Wait…(googling on cell phone)…give me a bit more time…uh…’59?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:31:10am

re: #242 ObserverArt

Matt Gaetz is the newest punchable face in the GOP. He has been on a fast rise since just getting elected in November. He came out all mouth from the get-go.

As I got at, he’s part of why I have no optimism at all for the young conservatives of my generation.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:32:05am

re: #246 ObserverArt

Wait…(goggling on cell phone)…give me a bit more time…uh…’59?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:33:11am

re: #248 Decatur Deb

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Lisa Lane!

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William Lewis  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:33:38am

re: #236 Belafon

Eh. We’ll be OK as long as they’re not building a phase conjugate tracking system to go with it.

9 Lessons from the Greatest College Movie Ever

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:33:56am

re: #249 Joe Bacon 🌹

Lisa Lane!

You can be in our Deep Fuckn’ State.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:34:48am

re: #251 Decatur Deb

You can be in our Deep Fuckn’ State.

Deb I met her back in the 70s when I was at Pitt.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:35:16am

re: #251 Decatur Deb

You can be in our Deep Fuckn’ State.

Wait…I thought I was trying to get into The Secret Society???

Nevermind. Cool password though.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:36:12am

re: #244 William Lewis

No, the GOP is the religious wing of the NRA. The Religious Right sits over and above both like a Vatican or Westminster that has gone insane ruling by decrees that their minions in the GOP/NRA/etc rush to carry out.

That works too. All three are awful.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:36:46am

re: #252 Joe Bacon 🌹

Deb I met her back in the 70s when I was at Pitt.

I played chess with her at her club in the Village. That’s not the same thing as playing her at chess. I was her tackling dummy.

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:39:30am

re: #253 ObserverArt

Wait…I thought I was trying to get into The Secret Society???

Nevermind. Cool password though.

do we want to get all pedantic over password vs challenge question?

unless “Who won the ‘59 US Women’s chess championship?” is just a loooong password

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:39:50am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:41:13am

re: #253 ObserverArt

Wait…I thought I was trying to get into The Secret Society???

Nevermind. Cool password though.

Deeper Secret. Or not. Maybe…

littlegreenfootballs.com

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:41:27am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

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Indeed, took a lot of courage for those women to do what they did. Cannot believe people are out there complaining about the judge. Sigh I just wanna give up sometimes.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:41:29am

Frog Shack Baby……

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:42:24am
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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:43:10am

re: #256 dangerman

do we want to get all pedantic over password vs challenge question?

unless “Who won the ‘59 US Women’s chess championship?” is just a loooong password

Don’t ask me…I’m still trying to find the door to the Secret Society. Deb threw me off. Wrong club.

Too many secret clubs these days. Wait. I don’t want to be a member of a Secret Society that’ll have me.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:44:43am

re: #262 ObserverArt

Don’t ask me…I’m still trying to find the door to the Secret Society. Deb threw me off. Wrong club.

Too many secret clubs these days. Wait. I don’t want to be a member of a Secret Society that’ll have me.

That would be the Marxist secret society. They’re down the hall in 2A.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:46:06am

re: #261 The Vicious Babushka

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Ah more GOP “small government” and support for “individual rights.” And yes Jim is absolutely right. We warned the purists but they didn’t want to listen because HRC wasn’t BErnie.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:47:19am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:49:50am

re: #255 Decatur Deb

I played chess with her at her club in the Village. That’s not the same thing as playing her at chess. I was her tackling dummy.

Deb, you weren’t the only one. She slaughtered me in 25 moves…

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:50:28am

re: #261 The Vicious Babushka

I honestly hate to keep saying this: But I told you this was going to happen.

When you screamed at me, “there’s no difference!” between the candidates, I told you this was going to happen.

Fuck it, you said, burn it all down.

And here we are.

while this is all true, the bill is going nowhere

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:51:19am

re: #256 dangerman

unless “Who won the ‘59 US Women’s chess championship?” is just a loooong password

Alphas, numerics, punctuation,random capitalization, long. Are spaces allowed? (Admittedly it fails the humint hurdle.)

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:51:44am

re: #262 ObserverArt

Don’t ask me…I’m still trying to find the door to the Secret Society. Deb threw me off. Wrong club.

Too many secret clubs these days. Wait. I don’t want to be a member of a Secret Society that’ll have me.

just as well
i hear the acknowledging handshake is a bitch

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:52:39am

re: #267 dangerman

while this is all true, the bill is going nowhere

True. It’s mainly a bill to get the GOP base fired up for this fall. But, it shouldn’t even be in Congress.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:52:46am

re: #269 dangerman

just as well
i hear the acknowledging handshake is a bitch

You might be gay common-law married in several states.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:53:11am

re: #231 HappyWarrior

Well it could be that your niece and you have different views of what counts as conservative and or extreme. But a lot can change.

My daughter is a bit more leftist than me, but I do not recall hearing him rant and rave at length when he was visiting as she described.

That was in the middle of the Colin Kaepernick debate.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:56:15am

Jonah’s Stopped Clock moment

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Lupin  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:56:57am

Montgomery Netanyahu has returned from his meeting with the gorilla. He says it was “excellent.” [steeple fingers]

[report from Davos]

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 7:58:57am

re: #272 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My daughter is a bit more leftist than me, but I do not recall hearing him rant and rave at length when he was visiting as she described.

That was in the middle of the Colin Kaepernick debate.

Ah okay.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:00:00am

re: #273 Dave In Austin

Jonah’s Stopped Clock moment

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I hope Jonah feels shame for NRO’s role in making someone like Trump look acceptable to the right wing masses.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:02:53am

Not Texas…….. Bud anyone?

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:04:12am

re: #277 Dave In Austin

Not Texas…….. Bud anyone?

I’m kind of finding that hard to believe myself.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:04:45am

re: #277 Dave In Austin

Not Texas…….. Bud anyone?

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I wonder how many of them lecture illegals for “violating” the law and act like if only blah people followed the law, the cops wouldn’t bother them. Not that I have a problem with pot, I like pot very much but I don’t like double standard pothead assholes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:07:06am

re: #279 HappyWarrior

I wonder how many of them lecture illegals for “violating” the law and act like if only blah people followed the law, the cops wouldn’t bother them. Not that I have a problem with pot, I like pot very much but I don’t like double standard pothead assholes.

I believe that a lot of them would insist that smoking dope is a Civil Liberties issue, but see immigration violations as clearly illegal.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:07:58am

re: #280 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I believe that a lot of them would insist that smoking dope is a Civil Liberties issue, but see immigration violations as clearly illegal.

Of course and that’s the thing. They’re all for the government getting off THEIR back but they’re okay with it on others.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:13:22am

re: #259 HappyWarrior

Indeed, took a lot of courage for those women to do what they did. Cannot believe people are out there complaining about the judge. Sigh I just wanna give up sometimes.

It’s because the judge was female. Definitely one of the major obstacles Hillary faced during the election — the rampant sexism in the press and among the public. Trump is doing his best to restore the judiciary as a white male preserve.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:17:17am

re: #279 HappyWarrior

Jumping in to comment: I had the same conversation with my mom years ago, when she laughed about distant family bringing genuine Kentucky moonshine to a wedding in Texas. I asked her if she would feel the same if someone brought weed, and of course she didn’t because reasons.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:20:57am

re: #282 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s because the judge was female. Definitely one of the major obstacles Hillary faced during the election — the rampant sexism in the press and among the public. Trump is doing his best to restore the judiciary as a white male preserve.

Oh believe me I know and that’s why it pisses me off. Male judges do what the judge did yesterday all the time and none of these douchehats blink.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:22:08am

re: #283 Flying Squirrel Girl

Jumping in to comment: I had the same conversation with my mom years ago, when she laughed about distant family bringing genuine Kentucky moonshine to a wedding in Texas. I asked her if she would feel the same if someone brought weed, and of course she didn’t because reasons.

Having by my own admission struggled with alcohol, I think weed is the much better vice. Of course, you can abuse both but I hate the stigma weed has.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:23:05am

re: #278 Belafon

I’m kind of finding that hard to believe myself.

Not the poll…. Texas has a profitable population of cannabis users.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:23:06am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:25:12am

re: #287 Scottish Dragon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:25:50am

today’s update:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:26:35am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

today’s update:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:29:56am

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I liked this guy better when his name was Phyillis Schalfry.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:30:35am

re: #287 Scottish Dragon

Was up early this morning for a flight and during liftoff had no internet access. Which meant I listened to Bach on my phone and watched videos of my kids. I thank God I live in this time and place. Thank God for modernity, for Western civilization, and for America.

I find nothing particularly offensive in that post. There are a lot of things I find to be thankful for about Western Civilization: Bach’s music and a tradition of personal freedoms being among them.

But I am not exceptionalist enough to believe that Western Civilization has given us only good things or that other non-Western Civilizations have contributed nothing of value to humankind.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:31:51am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:31:54am

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

GOP Senate candidate flips out over ‘women’s rights’: ‘I want to come home to a cooked dinner every night’

then find yourself a partner who is happy to stay home and cook your dinner every night, but do not expect to impose that on anybody else.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:32:13am

re: #294 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I find nothing particularly offensive in that post. There are a lot of things I find to be thankful for about Western Civilization: Bach’s music and a tradition of personal freedoms being among them.

But I am not exceptionalist enough to believe that Western Civilization has given us only good things or that other non-Western Civilizations have contributed nothing of value to humankind.

I think the person who this is matters here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:32:57am

re: #297 HappyWarrior

I think the person who this is matters here.

yes, there is a lot that is implied there given its source.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:33:05am

re: #295 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I weep for how he’s going to ruin religious freedom the way he did Kansas.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:33:35am

re: #298 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

yes, there is a lot that is implied there given its source.

Right. I mean I appreciate modernity and all its too but it’s Shapiro and he’s always a condescending little dick about something.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:33:37am
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mmmirele  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:36:10am

re: #74 Charles Johnson

This asshat is slowly slithering his way onto my shit list. If he’s serious about running for Senate, I may have to seriously consider reminding people here about his revenge porn.

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gocart mozart  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:39:30am

Heh

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:41:15am
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mmmirele  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:43:53am

re: #299 HappyWarrior

I weep for how he’s going to ruin religious freedom the way he did Kansas.

Keep this in mind. Brownback is a convert to Catholicism. A lot of right-wing nut job Evangelicals still think the Pope is the Antichrist. I’m thinking we could see the whole religious liberty ambassadorship go up in flames when push comes shove.

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:43:56am

re: #296 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

then find yourself a partner who is happy to stay home and cook your dinner every night, but do not expect to impose that on anybody else.

how hard is this stuff?

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danarchy  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:44:03am

re: #293 HappyWarrior

I liked this guy better when his name was Phyillis Schalfry.

Hey Happy, I notice you spell Phyllis Schlafly’s name wrong the same way every time. Is there some sort of joke in there I am missing or is it just a misspelling?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:44:41am

re: #308 danarchy

Hey Happy, I notice you spell Phyllis Schlafly’s name wrong the same way every time. Is there some sort of joke in there I am missing or is it just a misspelling?

I always butcher it.

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gocart mozart  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:45:02am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:45:19am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

I always butcher it.

Shall-Fry has a certain karma ring to it though…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:45:31am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:45:39am

re: #306 mmmirele

Keep this in mind. Brownback is a convert to Catholicism. A lot of right-wing nut job Evangelicals still think the Pope is the Antichrist. I’m thinking we could see the whole religious liberty ambassadorship go up in flames when push comes shove.

I never did think about that. Brownback’s an odd dude.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:46:20am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shall-Fry has a certain karma ring to it though…

Ha, indeed it does. I should get the spelling right though that said. I was too lazy to look up the correct spelling though.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:47:13am

re: #312 FormerDirtDart

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He’s going to screw over a lot of Maine’s fishermen in this but LePage is one of Trump’s biggest toadies.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:47:15am

re: #306 mmmirele

Keep this in mind. Brownback is a convert to Catholicism. A lot of right-wing nut job Evangelicals still think the Pope is the Antichrist. I’m thinking we could see the whole religious liberty ambassadorship go up in flames when push comes shove.

From your lips to God’s ear. So to speak.

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:48:06am

re: #312 FormerDirtDart

Is he due for reelection?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:48:36am

re: #317 Belafon

Is he due for reelection?

I think he may be term limited but he would be up.

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danarchy  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:50:26am

re: #317 Belafon

Is he due for reelection?

He is term limited, there has been some talk of him running for Angus King’s senate seat.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:51:04am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:51:31am

I think it’s interesting how many states have term limits for governors but there isn’t on Senators. I honestly don’t like term limits. I like the idea of self imposed term limits that said.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:52:44am
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The Major  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:53:35am

re: #117 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:54:20am

re: #323 The Major

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Miller. Easily Miller. Goes back to high school days.

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I cannot.  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:55:49am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:56:17am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:57:53am

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

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My poor cousins.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:58:39am

re: #318 HappyWarrior

I think he may be term limited but he would be up.

re: #319 danarchy

He is term limited, there has been some talk of him running for Angus King’s senate seat.

Can only hold office two terms in a row, but can serve an unlimited number of times.
LePage is now in his second term in a row, which ends Jan. 2019

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Interesting Times  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:59:00am

Exactly. I don’t know what it’s going to take for them to realize what a losing strategy this is in a hostile media environment and with an electorate conditioned to respond to sloganeering as opposed to substance:

And if you’re going to say, “hostile media won’t let the Dems get a message out even if they had one”, I say, repeat something often enough in as many contexts as possible and eventually it’ll sink in.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 8:59:37am

re: #276 HappyWarrior

I hope Jonah feels shame for NRO’s role in making someone like Trump look acceptable to the right wing masses.

Shame?

Jonah?

Shame is for Democrats, liberals, progressives.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:01:52am

re: #330 Interesting Times

Exactly. I don’t know what it’s going to take for them to realize what a losing strategy this is in a hostile media environment and with an electorate conditioned to respond to sloganeering as opposed to substance:

And if you’re going to say, “hostile media won’t let the Dems get a message out even if they had one”, I say, repeat something often enough in as many contexts as possible and eventually it’ll sink in.

Saul Alinsky and Rules for Radicals deals with this. Pick your ONE thing your are protesting. Stick with that ONE thing. Talk to the media about that ONE thing. Make sure protest signs are about the ONE thing.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:02:23am

OK, these images reminded me of the Paris scenes from Edge of Tomorrow

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:02:56am

re: #332 Scottish Dragon

Saul Alinsky and Rules for Radicals deals with this. Pick your ONE thing your are protesting. Stick with that ONE thing. Talk to the media about that ONE thing. Make sure protest signs are about the ONE thing.

That’s what I feel the Bush years anti-war rallies got wrong. Frigging ANSWER made their protests about everything and nothing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:03:54am

L O fucking L

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:03:58am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

today’s update:

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darthstar  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:04:53am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:06:18am
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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:06:41am

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

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Mueller’s going to hang Trump’s pelt from the shed, and he won’t even break a sweat.

His lawyers must be in full panic mode right now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:06:56am

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

“I’ve Watched Trump Testify Under Oath. It Isn’t Pretty.”

we are dealing with a man who is used to just saying what ever occurs to him at the moment and having other people then explain what he meant for him

again, I think that Mueller part of Mueller’s strategy is collecting enough statements under oath from various people that are so contradictory and inconsistent that somebody will have to be done for perjury over them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:07:46am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:08:47am

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

L O fucking L

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Waaah the media’s being unfair to that guy I slobber over and have never criticized once.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:12:50am

I think someone is about to get fired

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sagehen  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:13:46am

re: #334 HappyWarrior

That’s what I feel the Bush years anti-war rallies got wrong. Frigging ANSWER made their protests about everything and nothing.

Occupy had the same problem.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:14:15am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

today’s update:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:15:26am

re: #344 sagehen

Occupy had the same problem.

Yep. If they had stuck to Wall Street reform or a single message, they may have made more progress.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:15:35am

re: #304 gocart mozart

Heh

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Ahhh…paste-ups. Those were the days of wax (or rubber cement), ruling pens, blue line pencils, acetate overlays, rubylith, registration marks, t-squares, rulers…

All now in little box with microprocessors and programs.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:17:51am

re: #305 FormerDirtDart

Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan
*BREAKING NEWS*
I will sit down today in Davos with @realDonaldTrump for his 1st International TV interview since becoming President.
It will air exclusively on ITV, this Sunday night at 10pm.

6:11 AM - Jan 25, 2018
1,909 1,909 Replies 1,918 1,918 Retweets 8,194 8,194 likes

I don’t think my TV or my brain could take that much assholes talking.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:20:54am
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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:23:05am

re: #315 HappyWarrior

He’s going to screw over a lot of Maine’s fishermen in this but LePage is one of Trump’s biggest toadies.

I don’t get this conservative thing of trying to hold back the world from advancing.

Oh wait…their buddies have businesses that are nothing but old tech and they need to use all that up before changing.

Plus, secondary benefits of pissing off progressives.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:23:19am

Their claims crumble, they try to walk it back, or at least backpedal their asses out of the mess they made. But, it doesn’t matter, the “Secret Society” is now canon in the RWNJ lore.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:25:05am

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah it’s not like the unemployment rate went down considerably in the Obama years. Why don’t you go back to go back to creating alternative history for books rather than spouting it on the air, Newt?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:25:15am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:25:40am

re: #351 FormerDirtDart

Their claims crumble, they try to walk it back, or at least backpedal their asses out of the mess they made. But, it doesn’t matter, the “Secret Society” is now canon in the RWNJ lore.

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Yet you said it anyhow to poison the public against the FBI and those agents. Asshole.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:25:48am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:28:35am

re: #332 Scottish Dragon

Saul Alinsky and Rules for Radicals deals with this. Pick your ONE thing your are protesting. Stick with that ONE thing. Talk to the media about that ONE thing. Make sure protest signs are about the ONE thing.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:28:45am

re: #330 Interesting Times

Exactly. I don’t know what it’s going to take for them to realize what a losing strategy this is in a hostile media environment and with an electorate conditioned to respond to sloganeering as opposed to substance:

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And if you’re going to say, “hostile media won’t let the Dems get a message out even if they had one”, I say, repeat something often enough in as many contexts as possible and eventually it’ll sink in.

r’s want a few things - no abortions, guns, always lower taxes, shrink government - they never campaign on “the need for infrastructure”

d’s want to do many things because a lot needs to be done - that dilutes the possibility of any single message

i like “liberty and Justice for all

it’s simple and clear, and it parses well

liberty means freedom to mostly do what you want and be left alone
justice means fairness and proportional equity in all things
for all means everyone’s included - we all put in and we all get out

any spin or twisted interpretation to exclude or gain unfair advantage is downright unamerican - it’s the pledge of allegiance after all

you build your policies on and around that

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:30:47am

re: #330 Interesting Times

Exactly. I don’t know what it’s going to take for them to realize what a losing strategy this is in a hostile media environment and with an electorate conditioned to respond to sloganeering as opposed to substance:

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And if you’re going to say, “hostile media won’t let the Dems get a message out even if they had one”, I say, repeat something often enough in as many contexts as possible and eventually it’ll sink in.

I think we all need to contact Tom Perez at the DNC and our state level Democratic parties and express this very point. Tell them we need better messaging and everyone staying on script for the big points. I don’t necessarily want them acting like Robots as the Republicans do, but pound out a theme everyone can use as a starting point.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:30:53am
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Ace-o-aces  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:30:58am

re: #325 I cannot.

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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:31:09am

re: #355 The Vicious Babushka

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved the Doomsday Clock closer to the symbolic “apocalypse” — it’s now 2 minutes to midnight.

Annnnd…take it away, Iron Maiden!

Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight (Official Video)

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plansbandc  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:32:41am

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Happy he’s doing better. <3

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:32:42am

re: #337 darthstar

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Do not eat the yellow snow!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:34:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:35:35am

re: #353 FormerDirtDart

1. Hey, remember those algorithm changes at Facebook that was supposed to stop the spread of “fake news.”

Standard boilerplate rant number 14:

Facebook is where you find out what your friends had for lunch, where they are hanging out this weekend, for sharing cute kid and funny animal videos, etc…social media.

It is not a reliable place for news items on politics or current events.

I recall my girlfriend showing me an article last summer from her feed: “Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Declared Dead”. And simply reading the story itself showed that the headline was totally misleading: that there had been serious damage to the reef but it was far from “dead”.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:36:50am
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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:37:02am

What’s Grassley’s angle here?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:37:52am

re: #364 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Weddings, Housings. Same difference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:38:28am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:40:39am

re: #334 HappyWarrior

That’s what I feel the Bush years anti-war rallies got wrong. Frigging ANSWER made their protests about everything and nothing.

Wife and I went to DC to their big Lafayette Park show. It was cool, Kucinich’s Kids filled the Bernie role. By midafternoon the Black Bloc ninjas started to show and the North Korean girl at the mic was shouting “Death to America”, so we left.

OTOH, they had the only game in town.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:41:29am

re: #367 makeitstop

Maybe he wants to release them to the public rather than giving them to Mueller to somehow dilute their usefulness to Mueller? They’ll be considered tainted and inadmissible, I would assume, based on the coverage they’d get.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:42:19am

probably just Melon…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:43:16am

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But I thought Jared was going to be the wonderkid that fixed it all.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:44:02am

re: #371 Decatur Deb

Wife and I went to DC to their big Lafayette Park show. It was cool, Kucinich’s Kids filled the Bernie role. By midafternoon the Black Bloc ninjas started to show and the North Korean girl at the mic was shouting “Death to America”, so we left.

OTOH, they had the only game in town.

Heh I was a Kucinich kid back then which is probably why I wasn’t so gung ho about Bernie as that show continued to play.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:47:01am

re: #375 HappyWarrior

Heh I was a Kucinich kid back then which is probably why I wasn’t so gung ho about Bernie as that show continued to play.

Thought they were loveable in a school-recital sort of way.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:47:29am

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:47:30am

Shocked, shocked I say.
Federalist hack doesn’t really know what he’s blathering about while attempting to defend Nunes’ actions

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:47:43am

re: #376 Decatur Deb

Thought they were loveable in a school-recital sort of way.

The costumes and drum circles were adorable.

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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:48:09am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

Instead of thoughts, prayers and lowered flags, pass a child access prevention law that requires the safe storage of firearms and make adults liable if children access guns. Kentucky does not have such a law. Witnesses said the teen got the loaded gun from his parents closet

if this is true, they need to go to jail, face civil liability from the victims, and lose their 2a rights forever

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Stanley Sea  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:49:22am

Deb -

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:50:06am

re: #377 Barefoot Grin

But but the Logan Act!!!

//

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BeachDem  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:51:17am

re: #330 Interesting Times

Exactly. I don’t know what it’s going to take for them to realize what a losing strategy this is in a hostile media environment and with an electorate conditioned to respond to sloganeering as opposed to substance:

[Embedded content]

And if you’re going to say, “hostile media won’t let the Dems get a message out even if they had one”, I say, repeat something often enough in as many contexts as possible and eventually it’ll sink in.

Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate—The Essential Guide for Progressives
amazon.com

George Lakoff has been preaching to the choir since 2004, but apparently, nobody’s listening.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:51:55am

re: #381 Stanley Sea

Deb -

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:52:51am

re: #159 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Is that a woodpecker at the feeder?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:54:49am
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dangerman  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:56:10am

re: #380 dangerman

if this is true, they need to go to jail, face civil liability from the victims, and lose their 2a rights forever

you say you’re responsible gun owners.
what is so hard about responsibility laws
they dont affect your right to buy or own whatever you want

they only affect those people who do not control their weapons at all times
(which is kind of like page 1 of your book right?)

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Stanley Sea  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:56:18am

re: #384 Decatur Deb

q5HCH4UUmzukYNyNpvYPLN6xM98s770G

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:57:59am

re: #377 Barefoot Grin

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Jeanne shouldn’t be calling anyone a loser. Oh and Kerry got a higher percentage of the popular vote then Trump

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:59:32am
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William Lewis  Jan 25, 2018 • 9:59:41am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The parents should be facing Felony Murder charges but I’d settle for criminal negligent homicide and a minimum sentence of 10 years.

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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:02:31am

re: #386 FormerDirtDart

The GOP will next move the goalposts to claim that these texts were somehow manipulated, incomplete, or edited so that we can never trust this content.

Reality is that the GOP is grasping at straws to deflect attention from Trump’s criminality, and their own. At the same time, they’re complicit in the obstruction of justice. In particular, I’m looking at Nunes and Chaffetz, both of whom have played key roles in the misinformation campaign.

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:03:22am

re: #367 makeitstop

What’s Grassley’s angle here?

[Embedded content]

Up to no good as always.

I wonder if there is going to be some attempt to toss Junior under the bus to make it seem like he did all the collusion and misled daddy. Then Big Don can pardon him. It will all be sold as Junior being too enthusiastic and not familiar with politics.

Kids!

When I see Grassley…all I see is ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:08:53am

sigh…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:12:02am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

sigh…

[Embedded content]

He’s going to embarrass the fuck out of us again, isn’t he?

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scottslemmons  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:12:50am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

sigh…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:13:10am

still a moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:15:12am

the yam isn’t the only one being embarrassing

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sagehen  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:17:31am

re: #375 HappyWarrior

Heh I was a Kucinich kid back then which is probably why I wasn’t so gung ho about Bernie as that show continued to play.

Was this before or after you found out he claimed to have had personal contact with extra-terrestrials?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:17:55am

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

the yam isn’t the only one being embarrassing

[Embedded content]

Bibi has to be willing to be a 2018 Rabin/Begin too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:18:09am

re: #395 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s going to embarrass the fuck out of us again, isn’t he?

only those of us who are capable of embarrassment

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:18:18am

re: #399 sagehen

Was this before or after you found out he claimed to have had personal contact with extra-terrestrials?

Before and before I turned 18.

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plansbandc  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:19:21am

re: #395 Eclectic Cyborg

He embarrasses us every damn day, why would this day or any day be different?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:19:28am

heh

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plansbandc  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:20:35am

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

Christ, what a moron. We are the laughingstock of the world.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:20:54am

I didn’t know I needed this.

BAND-MAID / Don’t let me down

They’re really good. This is the first song I’ve heard from them in English.

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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:23:08am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:23:25am

re: #404 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

heh

They’re not Trumpers so they’re suspect. The better question is why shouldn’t they be wary of Trump?

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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:26:18am

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s a couple of points to be made:
1) Arab leaders need to be courageous enough to make peace with Israel;
2) Israeli leaders need to be the same.

Right now, there’s neither. Bibi isn’t interested in peace, and his right wing cabinet is even less so. Palestinians aren’t the only ones would could make a peace deal.

Jordan and Egypt both have lasting peace deals with Israel.

The rest of the region continues to play games re: Israel, even though Israel is less of a threat to them than say Syria or Iran are to their neighbors, or Iraq and Saudi Arabia are to Iran or Yemen, respectively.

The intra-Arab rivalries are far more consequential than the Arab-Israel conflict (and this has long been the case). Israel is the excuse for other regional powers to do nothing. The Cold War exploited the Arab-Israeli conflict to deliver arms to the region.

But now, the real threats are Islamic terror groups that threaten fellow Muslim (IS, Hizbullah, al Qaeda, etc.) and far more regularly kill Muslims than they do anyone else.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:26:46am

The thing is Mueller has more Republican bonafides than Trump himself.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:26:50am
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Ace-o-aces  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:27:16am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:27:47am

re: #411 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Of course the Heritage Foundation is oging to say nice things about your Dad, Dumbo.

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ipsos  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:29:10am

THE PEOPLE PULLING DADDY’S PUPPET STRINGS LIKE THE WORDS COMING OUT. YAY FOR DADDY.

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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:29:33am

Whoops:

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BeachDem  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:30:34am

Has Chris Cillizza called this the most presidential statement he’s ever heard yet?

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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:30:44am

re: #411 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wait. Junior (who blocked me because I called him out as a liar), is citing SMOTI, who’s “citing” Heritage Foundation?

That’s a circle of derp if I’ve ever seen one.

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jaunte  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:32:12am

re: #416 BeachDem

You could drive a whole Mar-a-Lago staff through a loophole like “various other reasons.”

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William Lewis  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:32:28am

re: #406 Dr Lizardo

I didn’t know I needed them either. Thank you for that link.

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plansbandc  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:32:52am

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jeffreyw  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:34:45am

re: #385 Eventual Carrion

Is that a woodpecker at the feeder?

Yep, he’s a regular. It’s a Red-bellied Woodpecker.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:37:49am

re: #419 William Lewis

I didn’t know I needed them either. Thank you for that link.

Sure thing. No matter how old or cynical I may get, it’s good to know I’ll invariably find some new band I’ve never heard of before and say to myself, “Damn…..they’re really good!” and become a fan.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:38:48am

re: #416 BeachDem

Has Chris Cillizza called this the most presidential statement he’s ever heard yet?

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Trump, word-for-word yesterday: “In the initial, we’re putting chain, a negotiated chain, we’re putting a replacement for lottery or an end to lottery, and it could be a replacement, we bring people in from various countries, that come in based on merit and various other reasons”

“And I get them to try to complete some ridiculous project and each week a different person or chain, because we have chains, gets deported until the end, and it’s on TV, because, you know Mark and we have a deal, and then we announce “Most Qualified!” but then we’ll probably deport them anyway, we’ll see.”

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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:40:05am

Nunes is gonna get snagged by someone, but I doubt it will be the OCE. Probably Mueller.

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jaunte  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:41:00am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:41:54am

re: #425 jaunte

[Embedded content]

What? You mean federal agents joke around like me and you? I won’t have that!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:42:38am

burger king, yes, burger king, does an excellent job of explaining why you would want net neutrality

Burger King | Whopper Neutrality

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:43:00am
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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:45:31am

re: #415 lawhawk

Whoops:

[Embedded content]

Evil genius. Every last one.

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jaunte  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:46:49am

“…Cleaning up contaminated Superfund sites is one of Pruitt’s stated priorities for his time in office, and one of the accomplishments highlighted on the poster.

Earlier this month, Pruitt boasted that he removed seven sites from the EPA’s Superfund list, signifying that their cleanups are complete.

The cleanups took decades and were completed before Pruitt arrived at the agency.”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:49:17am

re: #213 Sir John Barron

You’d think there’d be some shame among those who hyped the “secret society” nonsense yesterday, but no, Sean Davis at the Federalist (who’s blocked me) is retweeting some other goon who is complaining that Adam Schiff “leaked” the ‘secret society’ text message to make the anti-FBI conspiracy mongers look bad. Seriously.

I think that pretty well summarizes the conspiracy mindset. You can never stop creating alternate realities to support your batshit crazy insanity.

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Skip Intro  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:49:17am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shall-Fry has a certain karma ring to it though…

I prefer ShitFly.

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jaunte  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:49:59am

“…[Judge] Messitte said he thought U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels was too quick to cast aside arguments that competitors to Trump’s businesses have legal standing to challenge benefits he’s receiving from his hotels, buildings and other ventures.

“He just said that in a sentence. There was no analysis at all,” Messitte said after Justice Department attorney Brett Shumate invoked Daniels’ opinion. “There’s very little analysis in his declarations….I’m not really bound by even the logic at this point, with all respect to Judge Daniels.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:52:21am

re: #433 jaunte

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This is something that the R’s in Congress have completely overlooked but it’s there.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:52:36am
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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:53:00am

More Nikki Haley nonsense…. shot/chaser:

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JordanRules  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:53:22am

re: #433 jaunte

“There’s very little analysis in his declarations….I’m not really bound by even the logic at this point, with all respect to Judge Daniels.”

Dayum!

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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:54:43am

Doubt Trump’s going to be tweeting/touting this economic data point (and it’s entirely on him at this point):

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:56:55am

re: #438 lawhawk

Doubt Trump’s going to be tweeting/touting this economic data point (and it’s entirely on him at this point):

[Embedded content]

Crickets from the Trump is gooood for the economy crowd.

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Skip Intro  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:57:38am

re: #396 scottslemmons

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“God was big nobody loser before I discovered him. He’s owes all his success to me”.

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Kragar  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:58:10am
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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 10:58:32am

re: #438 lawhawk

Doubt Trump’s going to be tweeting/touting this economic data point (and it’s entirely on him at this point):

[Embedded content]

And yesterday they reported tourism is down $4.0 billion and a bunch of lost jobs.

So much freaking winning.

EDIT: oops, missed a decimal point. Fixed. :D

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HappyWarrior  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:00:33am

re: #440 Skip Intro

“God was big nobody loser before I discovered him. He’s owes all his success to me”.

“A lot of people are saying God is popular due to me. God should say thank you Trump.”

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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:00:35am

re: #433 jaunte

“With all due respect” must be the judicial equivalent of “bless his heart.”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:01:32am

Anyone else read “secret society” and their brain converts it to “F Society”?

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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:05:05am
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jaunte  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:05:17am

re: #445 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I convert it into “Sekrit Society.”

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William Lewis  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:05:59am

Seen on Tumbler:

fruitbong
i like to think of star wars set on earth in the 70s.

just some twink from arizona, a tiny anarchist, and a drug dealer in an old van with his russian buddy who doesn’t speak any english riding shotgun with a crossbow… demolishing the american government
Source: fruitbong

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:07:57am

re: #447 jaunte

I convert it into “Sekrit Society.”

Exclusive photo of “Seekrit Society”

that’s so secretive you can find them in the Yellow Pages.

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lawhawk  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:10:10am

Offered without comment:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:10:43am

re: #420 plansbandc

now go wash your mouth out!

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Kragar  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:13:08am
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bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:21:14am

re: #450 lawhawk

Offered without comment:

[Embedded content]

Clean out her stuff from Mar-A-Lago?

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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:22:14am

re: #450 lawhawk

Offered without comment:

[Embedded content]

the Jeffersons intro theme song(Movin on Up)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:24:38am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:25:39am
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Alephnaught  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:25:59am

re: #7 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

[Embedded content- The Trashmen’s excellent “Surfin’ Bird

First time I heard this was when collegue in a workplace played one of the “Born Bad” compilations, which contained this track. Interestingly, it was preceded by the two tracks by The Rivingtons that The Trashmen used to make their track. Essentially, it’s a wigged out medley of The Rivingtons’ “Bird is the Word” and “Papa Ooma Mow Mow”.

Rather bizzarely, quite a few years back, I was searching the net for tunes of individual members of ABBA before they formed the group. They have quite a back history. For example, Benny Andersson (Beard, tunes, keyboard) was previously in a sort of late 60s Swedish version of the Beatles, called the Hep Stars, and I found a bonkers live recording- compete with screaming audience- of the band performing, yep, you guessed it, “Surfin’ Bird”.

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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:27:20am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:28:17am
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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:28:24am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:29:36am
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VegasGolfer  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:29:52am

re: #459 FormerDirtDart

I actually used that toilet when i was at the guggenheim. Lol

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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:32:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:33:41am
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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:33:59am
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Kragar  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:36:42am
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Belafon  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:38:08am

re: #465 MsJ

I will be paying to see that flip.

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Kragar  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:39:51am
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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:45:07am

re: #466 Kragar

Just who the fuck are THOSE 29%? Why are they allowed to keep their children?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:45:31am

re: #461 Backwoods_Sleuth

A farmyard cow in Poland has chosen freedom this winter, roaming with a herd of bison for three months after escaping its pen.

Once you go bonasus, you never go back.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:47:49am

re: #459 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

This is the best thing I’ve ever read.

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Skip Intro  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:48:09am

re: #469 MsJ

Just who the fuck are THOSE 29%? Why are they allowed to keep their children?

Here’s two of them.

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Skip Intro  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:49:17am

re: #450 lawhawk

Offered without comment:

[Embedded content]

Reno. You go to RENO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:49:58am

thread:

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Kragar  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:50:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:51:49am

re: #448 William Lewis

fruitbong
i like to think of star wars set on earth in the 70s.

just some twink from arizona, a tiny anarchist, and a drug dealer in an old van with his russian buddy who doesn’t speak any english riding shotgun with a crossbow… demolishing the american government

Back in AZ in the late 70’s, I was more into living out a Dune-inspired stoner sci-fi fantasy myself, crossing the desert with my renegade brethren seeking the source of the Spice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:53:30am
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MsJ  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:53:45am

re: #474 Backwoods_Sleuth

Than is heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking.

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KGxvi  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:55:27am

re: #475 Kragar

Where’s Sadat?

He’s Dead Jim

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:56:25am

re: #474 Backwoods_Sleuth

A HYPOTHETICAL CASE STUDY

35 year old Dreamer, #DACA expiring Mar 2018. Came to US with parents at age 4. No criminal record. Never left US.

one legal nuance:

they are here illegally

but they committed no crime by coming here as they were well under 18 years old.

The humane thing? Allow them to stay.

The asshole thing? Cite the letter of the law and deport them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:56:56am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:58:58am

*thud*

(Dayton KY is on the Ohio River just eat of Cincinnati…quite a few bikers live there)

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KGxvi  Jan 25, 2018 • 11:59:13am

Friend posted this on Facebook…

Ladies and gentlemen, the Republican Party in 2018:

In a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, [US Senate Republican candidate] Sykes said that he had been asked if he “supports women’s rights.”

“I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six,” Sykes said, referring to demands he makes of his girlfriend. “One that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives.”

According to Sykes, feminists push an agenda that they “made up to suit their own nasty snake-filled heads.”

I’m not a big fan of McCaskill, but just keep in mind this is the alternative.

ETA: just realized this was his girlfriend he was talking about, if there was justice in this world, he’d be permanently single after this statement.

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allegro  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:02:06pm

re: #483 KGxvi

Friend posted this on Facebook…

Ladies and gentlemen, the Republican Party in 2018:

I’m not a big fan of McCaskill, but just keep in mind this is the alternative.

His girlfriend? He won’t marry her?

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makeitstop  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:03:02pm

re: #484 allegro

His girlfriend? He won’t marry her?

Why buy the cow, etc.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:04:34pm

re: #485 makeitstop

Why buy the cow, etc.

he better hope the cow doesn’t find a better offer from the bison…

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KGxvi  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:11:08pm

re: #484 allegro

His girlfriend? He won’t marry her?

Maybe he wants to see her entire… um… menu, first?

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ObserverArt  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:13:25pm

re: #461 Backwoods_Sleuth

AP Oddities

@AP_Oddities
Cow’s new pals: A farmyard cow in Poland chooses freedom, decides to roam with a bison herd after escaping its pen. apne.ws #odd

2:19 PM - Jan 25, 2018

Ran off to join up with The Bad Boys.

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ipsos  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:17:06pm

re: #462 VegasGolfer

I actually used that toilet when i was at the guggenheim. Lol

Me too!

I’ll spare y’all the pictures.

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BeachDem  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:20:55pm

re: #483 KGxvi

Friend posted this on Facebook…

Ladies and gentlemen, the Republican Party in 2018:

I’m not a big fan of McCaskill, but just keep in mind this is the alternative.

ETA: just realized this was his girlfriend he was talking about, if there was justice in this world, he’d be permanently single after this statement.

This is his girlfriend—I think it’s a match made in hell:

(Chanel) Rion’s professional website includes a cartoon promoting the baseless conspiracy theory that Democratic staffer Seth Rich was murdered by Hillary Clinton…

Other cartoons show Clinton in prison garb, portray Muslims as a threat to the United States and depict former FBI Director James Comey, who Trump fired, as a snake. Another cartoon labels U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who survived years of torture during the Vietnam War, as a traitor because of his vote against a Trump-backed health care bill.
kansascity.com

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gocart mozart  Jan 25, 2018 • 12:33:51pm
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Bubblehead II  Jan 25, 2018 • 1:04:50pm

re: #438 lawhawk

Doubt Trump’s going to be tweeting/touting this economic data point (and it’s entirely on him at this point):

FAKE NEWS, FAKE NEWS

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wheat-dogg  Jan 25, 2018 • 6:10:12pm

re: #347 ObserverArt

Our compositor at our college paper was a letterpress guy who successfully migrated over to coldtype printing. He grumbled all the time about the computers and stuff, but admitted the didn’t miss being splattered with hot lead and carrying heavy quoins around.


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Tour of the Moon in 4K Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, ...
Thanos
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Vermont Governor Signs Sweeping Gun Control Measures Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday signed sweeping gun control measures -- including limits on the size of magazines -- that the Legislature passed last month after contentious debate. The measures:-- Raise the minimum age for gun buyers to ...
Thanos
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Roseanne Barr Is Tweeting About QAnon, a New Pizzagate-Style Conspiracy Theory Barr's been full metal Trump-loving wingnut in a social liberal suit for a long long time. This is why I would never watch her show, and why I won't be spending money with advertisers on her show once someone ...
Thanos
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