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1
MsJ  Jan 28, 2018 • 7:48:49pm

Please let it be so.

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Kragar  Jan 28, 2018 • 7:55:48pm
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Kragar  Jan 28, 2018 • 7:57:06pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:03:46pm
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scottslemmons  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:07:45pm

Background for you poor souls who aren’t into comic books: Ethan Van Sciver is an DC Comics artist with a Nazi-friendly attitude, a few comics portfolios decorated with artistic swastikas, and a tendency to sic his horde of fanatical GamerGaters on people who displease him, usually by not being Van Sciver fanatics.

It’s been a huge embarrassment that DC is willing to have this asshole working for them, and a prominent article in the Atlantic about his misbehavior would probably get him the heave-ho for good.

EDIT: And Van Sciver is already in replies making (mostly empty) lawsuit threats.

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dirkdigglerjr  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:09:47pm

re: #1 MsJ

Democrats hold all seats, win Nevada and Arizona, only to have Manchin switch to Republican in February 2019.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:12:50pm

re: #1 MsJ

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Please let it be so.

There was a study a year or two back that showed that it’s when Republicans control the House that things really go to shit. That has to be our minimal goal.

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MsJ  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:14:58pm

re: #6 dirkdigglerjr

Democrats hold all seats, win Nevada and Arizona, only to have Manchin switch to Republican in February 2019.

Not sure if I see Manchin doing that.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:15:30pm

re: #6 dirkdigglerjr

Democrats hold all seats, win Nevada and Arizona, only to have Manchin switch to Republican in February 2019.

Manchin’s had plenty of chances to flip. He’s not going to. He’s just got a tough crowd to represent. And they won’t take “helping minorities will also help you” for an answer.

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rhuarc  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:16:06pm

To follow-up from the previous thread about the Incredible Dog Challenge. I don’t think they have video online yet of the finals. However, they do have this thing the hosts did in between segments which included my dog Luna that they put on Facebook. It was the weave pole challenge.

She came out of that tunnel looking for me and thankfully I was able to send her back to the weaves to finish and “win”. She doesn’t like to work for people that aren’t me or my wife.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:16:49pm

He’s a stable genius in the sense that a stable is full of horse manure and he’s a genius at shoveling it.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:17:01pm

If Manchin were the 51st vote, I’m be willing to let “this money particularly applies to all states that start with ‘West V’” in funding bills.

Edited: I can’t even get the state right.

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scottslemmons  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:18:06pm

re: #12 Belafon

If Manchin were the 51st vote, I’m be willing to let “this money particularly applies to all states that start with ‘South C’” in funding bills.

“West V.”

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MsJ  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:19:03pm

re: #10 rhuarc

To follow-up from the previous thread about the Incredible Dog Challenge. I don’t think they have video online yet of the finals. However, they do have this thing the hosts did in between segments which included my dog Luna that they put on Facebook. It was the weave pole challenge.

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She came out of that tunnel looking for me and thankfully I was able to send her back to the weaves to finish and “win”. She doesn’t like to work for people that aren’t me or my wife.

That’s awesome! My pup is a Boston terrier and she’s whip smart. I’m giving serious consideration to do agility or freestyle. I used to do both.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:20:03pm

re: #6 dirkdigglerjr

Democrats hold all seats, win Nevada and Arizona, only to have Manchin switch to Republican in February 2019.

I think the Dems will manage to keep Manchin by granting him a powerful chairmanship. Given the way the Constitution has gerrymandered the Senate, we have to fight to keep those who may not share many of our views on our side.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:22:33pm

re: #5 scottslemmons

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Background for you poor souls who aren’t into comic books: Ethan Van Sciver is an DC Comics artist with a Nazi-friendly attitude, a few comics portfolios decorated with artistic swastikas, and a tendency to sic his horde of fanatical GamerGaters on people who displease him, usually by not being Van Sciver fanatics.

It’s been a huge embarrassment that DC is willing to have this asshole working for them, and a prominent article in the Atlantic about his misbehavior would probably get him the heave-ho for good.

EDIT: And Van Sciver is already in replies making (mostly empty) lawsuit threats.

Gamergaters: Yet another group who should be encouraged to eschew vaccination and other forms of scientific medicine in favor of crocodile dung and beetle broth.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:22:51pm

re: #13 scottslemmons

“West V.”

Thanks. Fixed. Confusing the two wacked out states.

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:23:48pm
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MsJ  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:25:53pm

re: #16 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Gamergaters: Yet another group who should be encouraged to eschew vaccination and other forms of scientific medicine in favor of crocodile dung and beetle broth.

Tide pods. They’re gluten free. 😂😂😂

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dirkdigglerjr  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:27:23pm

re: #9 Belafon

Just covering some of the possible 2018/early 2019 scenarios. Such as:

1. Gill v. Whitford decision goes bad
2. Terrorist attack (Reichstag fire?)
3. War and rally around the flag
4. Notorious RBG passes away and/or Kennedy retires
5. Yankees win 120 games and cruise to World Series title

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Belafon  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:27:39pm

re: #16 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Gamergaters: Yet another group who should be encouraged to eschew vaccination and other forms of scientific medicine in favor of crocodile dung and beetle broth.

For all of the American Gods fans, I wouldn’t be opposed to Bilquis taking care of them in her own way - probably the only action they’d get - but it would probably make her sick.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:27:46pm

re: #7 Belafon

There was a study a year or two back that showed that it’s when Republicans control the House that things really go to shit. That has to be our minimal goal.

But it’s the Senate that approves judges; we cannot afford to have another Supreme Court appointment, especially if it replaces one of “our” judges. We also need to stop more of the terrible judges that Trump is spreading throughout the system. These will outlive any Republican administration.

I agree with the goal of regaining the House, but the Senate is critical in blocking unacceptable appointments to administrative positions.

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allegro  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:28:40pm

re: #10 rhuarc

To follow-up from the previous thread about the Incredible Dog Challenge. I don’t think they have video online yet of the finals. However, they do have this thing the hosts did in between segments which included my dog Luna that they put on Facebook. It was the weave pole challenge.

[Embedded content]

She came out of that tunnel looking for me and thankfully I was able to send her back to the weaves to finish and “win”. She doesn’t like to work for people that aren’t me or my wife.

Luna is that gorgeous Border Collie? Good dog!

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retired cynic  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:29:30pm

re: #20 dirkdigglerjr

Hey! Aren’t we stressed enough already?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:29:52pm

re: #6 dirkdigglerjr

Democrats hold all seats, win Nevada and Arizona, only to have Manchin switch to Republican in February 2019.

Not gonna happen. Manchin is still pissed at GOP for denying the last surviving WW1 veteran a funeral in the Capitol Rotunda.

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retired cynic  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:30:09pm

re: #23 allegro

Luna is that gorgeous Border Collie? Good dog!

Nope, Luna was the Belgian. I think.

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MsJ  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:32:07pm

Don’t really like this guy, but…

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dirkdigglerjr  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:32:21pm

re: #24 retired cynic

Yep, it’s so much fun pondering the things that will keep you up at night.

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retired cynic  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:33:36pm

re: #28 dirkdigglerjr

Better thee than me!

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MsJ  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:34:29pm

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rhuarc  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:35:00pm

re: #23 allegro

Luna is that gorgeous Border Collie? Good dog!

Nope. The Belgian Malinois.

The 2nd from the right in this picture.

Image: o00yA8S.jpg

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:35:29pm

re: #27 MsJ

Don’t really like this guy, but…

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Sure is amazing how every caught case of voter fraud involved a Republican. And look at those who were let off the hook—including Ann KKKolter and James O’Queef!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:35:40pm

re: #27 MsJ

Don’t really like this guy, but…

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But it’s the Democrats who are rigging elections.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:38:04pm

re: #33 Eclectic Cyborg

But it’s the Democrats who are rigging elections.

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And RepubliKKKlans will continue to repeat that lie as they push for more Voter ID laws, purges of voter rolls and reducing the number of polling stations.

They will use every dirty trick in the book and the idiots at the New York Times will continue snorting that Magic Balance Fairy Dust…

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dirkdigglerjr  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:40:49pm

We at least had some good news over how election boards are determined, after the GOP legislature tried to take that power away from the governor.

newsobserver.com

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allegro  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:45:01pm

re: #31 rhuarc

Nope. The Belgian Malinois.

The 2nd from the right in this picture.

Image: o00yA8S.jpg

Your dog has amazing camo abilities or that picture is just a solid tan block.

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retired cynic  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:47:43pm

re: #36 allegro

Your dog has amazing camo abilities or that picture is just a solid tan block.

I took it as a blur….

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allegro  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:47:50pm

re: #36 allegro

Your dog has amazing camo abilities or that picture is just a solid tan block.

Wait… opened it in a new window and got it. Wow! She is a beauty!

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teleskiguy  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:56:40pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:59:04pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 8:59:43pm

Just got off the telephone with my sister.

The Bank of Evil froze her joint account on the death of her wife. She only finally got that straightened out today.

She has now set the memorial service for her wife on February 24; my mother and eldest first-cousin will go by train to California; my wife and me will go by car.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:03:48pm

re: #25 Joe Bacon 🌹

Not gonna happen. Manchin is still pissed at GOP for denying the last surviving WW1 veteran a funeral in the Capitol Rotunda.

I read that it was Harry Reid and John Boehner together who denied the request. So wouldn’t he be equally angry with both parties?

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:06:50pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:14:35pm

re: #42 Hecuba’s daughter

I read that it was Harry Reid and John Boehner together who denied the request. So wouldn’t he be equally angry with both parties?

Nope. Only John Boehner blocked it.
blog.seattlepi.com

House Speaker John Boehner has blocked a request by West Virginia senators to allow the remains of the last American veteran of World War I to lie in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Buckles died Sunday in Charles Town West Virginia at the age of 110. He lied about his age to enlist at 16 to fight in the Great War. He was an ambulance driver in France, and later an escort for returning German war prisoners.

The denial was “a big disappointment and a surprising decision by the Speaker,” said Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va.

Newly elected Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., added: “I urge Speaker Boehner to reconsider this ill-advised decision. After all, there won’t be another request like this.”

Thirty times, starting with Henry Clay in 1852, the body of a distinguished American has been displayed in the Rotunda. Unknown soldiers from wars have been accorded the honor, along with such luminaries as civil rights hero Rosa Parks and Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

A Boehner spokesman, Michael Steel, told the National Journal: “The Speaker intends to ask Secretary (Robert) Gates to allow Mr. Buckles’ family to use the amphitheater at Arlington cemetery for his memorial service.

“That way, it will be near the tomb of the unknown soldier, who also fell in World War I.”

(more)

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:17:34pm
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jaunte  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:29:18pm
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majii  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:36:10pm

re: #27 MsJ

“Don’t really like this guy, but…”

I’ve been a diabetic now for over 20 years, and nothing about my disease has ever caused me to do something immoral, make a bad judgment call, or break any law, even when my blood sugar level drops. This guy is a liar who blamed his diabetes for his act of voter fraud, and sadly and unfortunately, there are many in the GOP who will believe him. Something else in the article doesn’t make sense to me, either How can something he described as being “customary” [filling out his ex-wife’s ballots during their marriage] suddenly morph into something one easily “forgets” at the exact time he gets caught doing it? I don’t like persons who don’t own up to their wrongdoing when they’re caught red-handed doing something wrong. With people like these, their trouble is always caused by someone else or something else. Just last week, Meehan [R-Pennsylvania] blamed working to repeal Obamacare for harassing his former staffer after it became widely known that he called her his “soulmate.” Yuck. Their lies disgust me, and especially if they’re the type who claim to love the Lawd. I don’t know their god and I don’t know their Jesus.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:42:08pm

re: #46 jaunte

Do the RWNJs have horrible taste in music or what?

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:44:38pm

re: #1 MsJ

Heartening, but it’s time for me to repeat my mantra: don’t get complacent, don’t get complacent, don’t get complacent….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:47:02pm

re: #48 Eclectic Cyborg

Do the RWNJs have horrible taste in music or what?

It could have been The Macarena.

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jaunte  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:47:36pm

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹

Sung by Toby Keith.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:48:09pm

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹

Nope. Only John Boehner blocked it.
blog.seattlepi.com

(more)

The Washington Times —- not a reliable resource — held both responsible: washingtontimes.com

Hmm — it appears that Republic sources attribute the denial to both Boehner and Reid; so far other more neutral sources I checked mention only Boehner

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:53:47pm

re: #52 Hecuba’s daughter

The Washington Times —- not a reliable resource — held both responsible: washingtontimes.com

Hmm — it appears that Republic sources attribute the denial to both Boehner and Reid; so far other more neutral sources I checked mention only Boehner

washingtonpost.com

John Boehner and Harry Reid jointly sought use of the Arlington National Cemetery amphitheatre, but only John Boehner blocked Cpl. Buckles’s lying in state in the Capitol.

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austin_blue  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:55:32pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

washingtonpost.com

John Boehner and Harry Reid jointly sought use of the Arlington National Cemetery amphitheatre, but only John Boehner blocked Cpl. Buckles’s lying in state in the Capitol.

Yup.

Republicans supporting our veterans and heroes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 9:55:40pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:04:14pm

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May (Conservative) offers to open up the National Health Service to US corporations in exchange for a trade deal with the United States.

independent.co.uk

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sagehen  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:04:39pm

re: #55 Anymouse 🌹

Nikki Haley
@nikkihaley
I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it.
10:12 PM - Jan 28, 2018

Ohio- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

And more on point to this particular administration,

Woody Guthrie — I Ain’t Got No Home/Old Man Trump by the Missin’ Cousins

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austin_blue  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:05:37pm

Piers Morgan interview w/ Trump:

“I’m very popular in England. I get a lot of fan mail.”

Piers fail:

Not asking “How about Scotland?”

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austin_blue  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:10:21pm

JFC:

On Emmanuel Macron

“He’s a great guy. His wife is fantastic. I like them a lot. You know, we had dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and everything was closed.”

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austin_blue  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:16:58pm

re: #59 austin_blue

JFC:

On Emmanuel Macron

“He’s a great guy. His wife is fantastic. I like them a lot. You know, we had dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and everything was closed.”

TFW when the leader of your country is an actual incompetent fucking moron.

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JordanRules  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:27:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:42:29pm

re: #61 JordanRules

Good thing Trump directed the Department of Defense to quit wasting money on contingency planning for climate change because he thinks it’s a Chinese hoax or something.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:54:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:58:03pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 28, 2018 • 10:59:54pm

re: #61 JordanRules

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Lubbockites need to look long and hard at this. It will not happen there for many years yet, but it will happen. Climate change, in which most of the city’s residents do not believe, could accelerate the time dramatically.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 28, 2018 • 11:08:02pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Happens more and more often in California. It’s almost February and we have only had 7.86” of rain since July 1st. I was hoping to take a train to Reno through the snow but it’s still meh.

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Nyet  Jan 28, 2018 • 11:23:21pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 28, 2018 • 11:25:09pm

re: #27 MsJ

Don’t really like this guy, but…

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Republicans keep proving that voter fraud exists by committing it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 28, 2018 • 11:32:14pm

Why, it’s almost as if describing current events simplistically leaves out important details in pursuit of comic effect!

Not to mention that saying that Dems said we should trust Russia in the 1980s is bullshit.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 11:40:23pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Lubbockites need to look long and hard at this. It will not happen there for many years yet, but it will happen. Climate change, in which most of the city’s residents do not believe, could accelerate the time dramatically.

As I understand it, north Texas has already pretty much used up its portion of the Ogallala Aquifer (along with Oklahoma and Kansas). Changes in rain would be an utter disaster there. On the north end of the Aquifer (Nebraska and South Dakota), strict regulation of water usage (through metering, including irrigation) means our end of the Aquifer is at or above normal levels.

My understanding is the Texas end of the Aquifer will take about three hundred years to recharge.

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ckkatz  Jan 28, 2018 • 11:49:28pm

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹

Speaking of aquifers. How were the water classes?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 28, 2018 • 11:51:45pm

With the GOP unable to repeal the ACA despite numerous attempts, Idaho now plans to ignore the law entirely.

wsj.com (paywalled)

Idaho officials said they will begin allowing insurers to sell new plans that don’t meet requirements set by the Affordable Care Act, a move that will test the limits of states’ ability to carve out their own health-insurance rules under the Trump administration.

In a bulletin issued Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Insurance said that it would allow insurers in the state to begin offering “state-based plans” to consumers. These products could leave out some of the benefits mandated by the ACA for individual coverage.

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ckkatz  Jan 28, 2018 • 11:54:32pm

Well time for me to head to bed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 29, 2018 • 12:05:22am

re: #73 ckkatz

Well time for me to head to bed.

Me too. G’night Ckkatz and everyone else.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 12:17:55am
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Alyosha  Jan 29, 2018 • 1:26:45am

:) for the Bethesda fans

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freetoken  Jan 29, 2018 • 3:59:52am

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

re: #66 Single-handed sailor

Happens more and more often in California. It’s almost February and we have only had 7.86” of rain since July 1st. I was hoping to take a train to Reno through the snow but it’s still meh.

Down here we’ve had less than 2”.

Dry, dry, and the loquats are not going to make it without some heavy rains.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 4:42:28am

re: #77 freetoken

Down here we’ve had less than 2”.

Dry, dry, and the loquats are not going to make it without some heavy rains.

I have never eaten loquats, they sound yummy. I had to use my google-fu to learn something new!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 29, 2018 • 4:54:54am

re: #76 Alyosha

Smart dog. Can’t have a Deep State without deep structures.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2018 • 5:38:21am

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹

With the GOP unable to repeal the ACA despite numerous attempts, Idaho now plans to ignore the law entirely.

wsj.com (paywalled)

We are governed by a corrupt administration that doesn’t believe in the rule of law. They will allow this and the ACA will vanish from the face of the earth in red states. I’m not sure if blue states will be able to continue to force insurers to support the ACA when the federal government continues to sabotage it. The GOP is evil to its core.

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 5:44:24am

Edit: This one’s old. We’ve seen it before. But, at least there are two anti-Trump stories.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 29, 2018 • 5:50:21am

re: #56 Anymouse 🌹

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May (Conservative) offers to open up the National Health Service to US corporations in exchange for a trade deal with the United States.

independent.co.uk

Now watch what happens when millions of Britons lose their health care access…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 29, 2018 • 5:50:21am

re: #81 Belafon

Hmmm. A macchiato costs more in Trump Country (85-15%) than in Marxist Philly.

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jeffreyw  Jan 29, 2018 • 5:52:11am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 29, 2018 • 5:56:53am

And now two masterminds are snickering about how they duped the New York Times…

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:10:38am

WFAA here in Dallas had a morning poll asking if awards shows were becoming more political. Viewers obviously said yes.

But, performers live in America as well. There’s always been a political component to all entertainment. And, in this climate, the awards shows are one of the few venues where liberals are allowed to voice their opinions.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:14:35am

re: #86 Belafon

WFAA here in Dallas had a morning poll asking if awards shows were becoming more political. Viewers obviously said yes.

But, performers live in America as well. There’s always been a political component to all entertainment. And, in this climate, the awards shows are one of the few venues where liberals are allowed to voice their opinions.

How strange would it be if not? Seems to me when the economy was great and before the long war, the politics of celebrities were aspirational. “Save the Whales” and Feed The Children. Now they are what I might coin desperational. Desperate for better.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:19:26am

re: #87 Unshaken Defiance

What if we feed the children to the whales!?
//
I will go now

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MsJ  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:19:43am

So, has the trump thing woken up and rage tweeted about the Grammys or Hillary reading from The Book?

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MsJ  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:20:42am

re: #86 Belafon

WFAA here in Dallas had a morning poll asking if awards shows were becoming more political. Viewers obviously said yes.

But, performers live in America as well. There’s always been a political component to all entertainment. And, in this climate, the awards shows are one of the few venues where liberals are allowed to voice their opinions.

I’d further add that I think music is one of the most political of the arts and has been for a long time.

Thoughts?

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:20:56am

re: #89 MsJ

Maybe he will rage tweet over Blue Ivy’s choice of footwear.

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:26:23am

re: #90 MsJ

I’d further add that I think music is one of the most political of the arts and has been for a long time.

Thoughts?

I’d say it’s the easiest to be political in because of the cost of entry. But, remember Piss Christ? I have an artist friend from Costa Rica, whose art is partially about the politics of the time he lived there. But I would say it’s easiest to be political in music, especially since part of the original purpose of music was to record and transfer history.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:27:06am

re: #86 Belafon

WFAA here in Dallas had a morning poll asking if awards shows were becoming more political. Viewers obviously said yes.

But, performers live in America as well. There’s always been a political component to all entertainment. And, in this climate, the awards shows are one of the few venues where liberals are allowed to voice their opinions.

And no one is forcing conservatives to watch awards shows. I never watch them. But you’re right. These entertainers live in this country too. I expect them to have opinions.

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:29:05am

re: #93 HappyWarrior

And no one is forcing conservatives to watch awards shows. I never watch them. But you’re right. These entertainers live in this country too. I expect them to have opinions.

And we’re in a climate where everyone has to use what power they have to resist what white supremacists like Trump want.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:29:10am

re: #90 MsJ

I’d further add that I think music is one of the most political of the arts and has been for a long time.

Thoughts?

Certainly. It’s a lot more difficult to censor music than say visual arts or performance arts such as film or plays but song and music. Plus music is among the most oldest forms of self expression.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:30:30am

It’s worth remembering before literacy was widespread history, legends, etc were passed down in song.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:32:50am

re: #88 Shropshire Slasher

What if we feed the children to the whales!?
//
I will go now

*Finishes cleaning coffee off desk and monitor*

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:40:59am

re: #82 Joe Bacon 🌹

Now watch what happens when millions of Britons lose their health care access…

Here is another scary healthcare story. A woman in my town was having sharp pains, and her mother, a former nurse, thought it might be appendicitis, so she went to the ER. Turns out it wasn’t, so Anthem denied coverage for her “inappropriate” visit to the ER and she got a hospital bill for over $12,000.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:41:05am

re: #90 MsJ

I’d further add that I think music is one of the most political of the arts and has been for a long time.

Thoughts?

Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, etc.

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William Lewis  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:43:38am

re: #88 Shropshire Slasher

What if we feed the children to the whales!?
//
I will go now

I was going to post or link to the classic Doonesbury Strip where two sets of protesters (save the whales & ban the nukes) get mixed up and start chanting “Nuke the Whales!” but I can’t find it online, alas.

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:43:48am

re: #99 Barefoot Grin

Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, etc.

Like all tools, music can also be used by the other side.

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MsJ  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:51:10am

re: #91 Shropshire Slasher

Maybe he will rage tweet over Blue Ivy’s choice of footwear.

Oh, he is going to lose his shit over Clinton. He’s likely trying to figure out how to have her arrested right now.

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MsJ  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:52:52am

re: #99 Barefoot Grin

Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, etc.

YABBUT! THAT’S GOOD FREEZE PEACH!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:56:12am

They are so easily triggered.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 6:56:23am

I know the debate over criminals and prisons is a passionate one here. I wanted to post this just because it was a good read about human beings in the prison population. There are many instances of sons following fathers into prison.
There is an article limit here, I am sorry if it can’t be read.
philly.com

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sagehen  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:01:19am

re: #87 Unshaken Defiance

How strange would it be if not? Seems to me when the economy was great and before the long war, the politics of celebrities were aspirational. “Save the Whales” and Feed The Children. Now they are what I might coin desperational. Desperate for better.

Celebrity musicians and actors are most often liberal because they most often came from nothing. They’ve seen firsthand how many thousands of factors had to align for their talent/work to be turned into money… and they all have very clear memories of people they knew at the beginning of their careers who were just as talented (if not more so) and worked just as hard (if not more so) and are still eating ramen and driving a 20-year-old rust bucket.

Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Ice-T, missed a lot of meals when they were growing up.

The few stars who came from wealthy backgrounds… if they talk politics at all, it’s maybe about gay rights or environmental causes, they stay away from economic/labor issues (Carly Simon, Stockard Channing, Lady Gaga).

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sagehen  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:06:35am

re: #100 William Lewis

I was going to post or link to the classic Doonesbury Strip where two sets of protesters (save the whales & ban the nukes) get mixed up and start chanting “Nuke the Whales!” but I can’t find it online, alas.

I used to have t-shirt “Nuke the Gay Unborn Baby Whales for Jesus.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:08:55am

re: #106 sagehen

Celebrity musicians and actors are most often liberal because they most often came from nothing. They’ve seen firsthand how many thousands of factors had to align for their talent/work to be turned into money… and they all have very clear memories of people they knew at the beginning of their careers who were just as talented (if not more so) and worked just as hard (if not more so) and are still eating ramen and driving a 20-year-old rust bucket.

Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Ice-T, missed a lot of meals when they were growing up.

The few stars who came from wealthy backgrounds… if they talk politics at all, it’s maybe about gay rights or environmental causes, they stay away from economic/labor issues (Carly Simon, Stockard Channing, Lady Gaga).

I never thought about artists leaning left because of that.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:09:58am

re: #107 sagehen

I remember a t-shirt I had.

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jeffreyw  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:23:35am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:28:29am
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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:30:13am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area.

It was the Grammy’s last night, and of course Fox is busy complaining about Hillary making an appearance.

These special snowflakes can’t handle it.

Clinton’s a private citizen. She can do what she damned well pleases.

Trump’s the fucking president and media fawns over him when he doesn’t soil himself in the basic functions of the job - like going overseas and not entirely embarrassing himself or the nation.

Meanwhile, Faux News continues running incessant agitprop and misinformation to help Trump and the GOP.

That’s not a mere slipup. It’s actively misinforming their viewers. Wynn isn’t just some Democrat fundraiser.

He’s the RNC finance chair. He’s the main money guy to keep the RNC afloat. He’s coordinating RNC finances. That’s the opposite of being a Democrat, but Faux is too busy trying to confuse and misinform.

Faux is the enemy just as much as Trump and the GOP are - they’re actively undermining the US at every turn.

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:32:08am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:36:10am

re: #111 The Vicious Babushka

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I already saw the inevitable “he’s become so presidential!” story when he managed to read his entire Davos speech without saying anything completely horrifying.

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:36:30am

re: #47 majii

“Don’t really like this guy, but…”

I’ve been a diabetic now for over 20 years, and nothing about my disease has ever caused me to do something immoral, make a bad judgment call, or break any law, even when my blood sugar level drops. This guy is a liar who blamed his diabetes for his act of voter fraud, and sadly and unfortunately, there are many in the GOP who will believe him. Something else in the article doesn’t make sense to me, either How can something he described as being “customary” [filling out his ex-wife’s ballots during their marriage] suddenly morph into something one easily “forgets” at the exact time he gets caught doing it? I don’t like persons who don’t own up to their wrongdoing when they’re caught red-handed doing something wrong. With people like these, their trouble is always caused by someone else or something else. Just last week, Meehan [R-Pennsylvania] blamed working to repeal Obamacare for harassing his former staffer after it became widely known that he called her his “soulmate.” Yuck. Their lies disgust me, and especially if they’re the type who claim to love the Lawd. I don’t know their god and I don’t know their Jesus.

did he have an “episode” each and every time?

liar

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:37:17am

re: #115 dangerman

did he have an “episode” each and every time?

liar

The diabetic episode occurred when he tried to explain why he did it.

///

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:39:33am

re: #113 JordanRules

@Hadas_Gold
👀 WSJ editor Gerry Baker spotted by @tarapalmeri at lavish Davos party thrown by Russian oligarch w/in Putin’s inner circle whose relationship with Manafort is under scrutiny… “”I was worried about being spotted here,” Baker said. “Russia is so taboo.” abcnews.go.com
8:57 AM - Jan 29, 2018

For all its sins in the pre-Murdoch days — and they were many — the old WSJ would never fawn over Russia. How things have changed! Putin is now the new golden boy for the GOP and WSJ. What is wrong with these people?

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mmmirele  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:44:11am

re: #86 Belafon

WFAA here in Dallas had a morning poll asking if awards shows were becoming more political. Viewers obviously said yes.

But, performers live in America as well. There’s always been a political component to all entertainment. And, in this climate, the awards shows are one of the few venues where liberals are allowed to voice their opinions.

I remember when Marlon Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather to the Academy Awards to decline his Oscar for the Godfather in 1973. Man, people *forget*.

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:45:00am

re: #117 Hecuba’s daughter

For all its sins in the pre-Murdoch days — and they were many — the old WSJ would never fawn over Russia. How things have changed! Putin is now the new golden boy for the GOP and WSJ. What is wrong with these people?

Power. That’s all that matters. In the 80s, using Commies to bash Democrats was all that really mattered. Now, using Commies to maintain power over Democrats is all that maters.

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unproven innocence  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:48:06am

re: #100 William Lewis

I was going to post or link to the classic Doonesbury Strip where two sets of protesters (save the whales & ban the nukes) get mixed up and start chanting “Nuke the Whales!” but I can’t find it online, alas.

Nuke The Gay Baby Whales. In the 1980’s, at a tech-oriented conference I attended, one speaker wore a T-shirt with that msg.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:48:12am

$675K was expended in the first 3 months, when Barron was finishing out the school year in NYC

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:50:28am

re: #86 Belafon

WFAA here in Dallas had a morning poll asking if awards shows were becoming more political. Viewers obviously said yes.

But, performers live in America as well. There’s always been a political component to all entertainment. And, in this climate, the awards shows are one of the few venues where liberals are allowed to voice their opinions.

brando

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:52:49am

The problem is there isn’t enough politics in today’s music. Fuck your truck, and your dog(sorry country fans), and the 50 millionth song about love. The last mainstream band that was even remotely politically controversial was system of a down and that’s like over ten years out.

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sagehen  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:54:18am

re: #121 FormerDirtDart

$675K was expended in the first 3 months, when Barron was finishing out the school year in NYC

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:54:49am

re: #110 jeffreyw

Best ever cartoon:
Image: 0dde02155de59ea9502001292c18f765.jpg

you mock the half of humanity that makes your graceless existence bearable

i’d like to send that to bernie marcus

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:55:33am

re: #100 William Lewis

I was going to post or link to the classic Doonesbury Strip where two sets of protesters (save the whales & ban the nukes) get mixed up and start chanting “Nuke the Whales!” but I can’t find it online, alas.

This one?

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:57:34am

re: #122 dangerman

brando

and h/t re: #118 mmmirele

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:59:11am

re: #123 Amory Blaine

The problem is there isn’t enough politics in today’s music. Fuck your truck, and your dog(sorry country fans), and the 50 millionth song about love. The last mainstream band that was even remotely politically controversial was system of a down and that’s like over ten years out.

when i was growing up it felt like half the music was protest/political

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sagehen  Jan 29, 2018 • 7:59:14am

re: #123 Amory Blaine

The problem is there isn’t enough politics in today’s music. Fuck your truck, and your dog(sorry country fans), and the 50 millionth song about love. The last mainstream band that was even remotely politically controversial was system of a down and that’s like over ten years out.

well… okay. Prophets of Rage isn’t mainstream.

Prophets of Rage - Hail to the Chief (Music Video)

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:02:52am

re: #120 unproven innocence

Nuke The Gay Baby Whales. In the 1980’s, at a tech-oriented conference I attended, one speaker wore a T-shirt with that msg.

somebody’s gotta do it:

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:02:58am

re: #123 Amory Blaine

I am the entertainer
The idol of my age
I make all kinds of money
When I go on the stage
Ah, you’ve seen me in the papers
I’ve been in the magazines
But if I go cold I won’t get sold
I’ll get put in the back in the discount rack
Like another can of beans

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:03:56am

re: #128 dangerman

That’s because it was. Now its mostly fluffy garbage singing about love or how much money you have or wish you had. Can’t upset the advertisers with your carefully controlled 3.5 minute anthem of empty prose.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:08:15am

Only in Trump’s America.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:09:38am

re: #132 Amory Blaine

That’s because it was. Now its mostly fluffy garbage singing about love or how much money you have or wish you had. Can’t upset the advertisers with your carefully controlled 3.5 minute anthem of empty prose.

Thankfully, we still have this:

Pull My Strings by The Dead Kennedys

The chorus is brilliant - I’d love to see someone do this at the Grammys, LOL

You’ll pay ten bucks to see me
On a fifteen foot high stage
Fatass bouncers kick the shit
Out of kids who try to dance

If my friends say
I’ve lost my guts
I’ll laugh and say
That’s rock and roll

But there’s just one problem

[Chorus]
Is my cock big enough
Is my brain small enough
For you to make me a star
Give me a toot, I’ll sell you my soul
Pull my strings and I’ll go far

Give me a toot, I’ll sell you my soul
Pull my strings and I’ll go far

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:10:40am

re: #133 DodgerFan1988

Because of the boy’s recent behavior, school officials initiated Baker Act proceedings. The state law allows for judges, law enforcement officials, physicians, or mental health professionals to involuntary examine a person if they believe that person is likely to cause serious bodily harm in the future.

Miami-Dade school police said the boy’s father agreed that he needed mental health treatment, but his mother disagreed. She told police there was nothing wrong with him.

The kid being arrested was initiated at the school.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:11:36am

Scott Dworkin is trying to use #TheResistance hashtag as his own personal piggy bank. I’m seeing a whole bunch of spam with his “give me money” link. What a sleazebag.

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I cannot.  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:15:36am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

His handle shouldn’t be @funder, it should be @fundme

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:19:54am

re: #137 I cannot.

His handle shouldn’t be @funder, it should be @fundme

I am blocking and muting these bots as fast as I can.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:21:37am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

Scott Dworkin is trying to use #TheResistance hashtag as his own personal piggy bank. I’m seeing a whole bunch of spam with his “give me money” link. What a sleazebag.

Can’t stand that guy.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:27:46am

re: #139 GlutenFreeJesus

Can’t stand that guy.

“Sources tell me….”

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makeitstop  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:29:20am

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:30:15am

re: #84 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Nice color this morning Jeffery. The yellows in the wood pop today and work nice with the golds in the ground cover and the yellow greens in some of the trees. And then Mr. cardinal shows off his red breast against all that yellow.

Your camera seems to be sensitive to light changes to get so much coloring differences in the images you put up.

By the way, looks like a mourning dove decided to hit the Fly-In this morning to join in the eats.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:36:10am

re: #90 MsJ

I’d further add that I think music is one of the most political of the arts and has been for a long time.

Thoughts?

I think all the arts are pretty political. A lot has to do with what you look for too. Music probably seems the most political because it is more prevalent in our media. We don’t have a lot of media presenting and discussing graphic arts (photographs, paintings, prints, etc.) and literature. It’s too bad as maybe our society would place more value in all of it.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:39:48am

The music business, like the movie business is rife with nepotism. Go ahead and click on almost any star of today’s name and their parents more likely than not was a producer, or a director, or an actor, or a singer or an entertainment lawyer or investor. That is to say, most of these people never went hungry so they are projects of their own ego.

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:43:10am

re: #144 Amory Blaine

Not in hip hop.

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gocart mozart  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:43:52am
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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:44:48am

re: #145 JordanRules

I only wish they played more guitars.

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gocart mozart  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:44:55am
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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:46:07am

I love Zack de la Rocha’s profile (lead singer of Rage Against the Machine):

Zacharias Manuel de la Rocha was born in Long Beach, California on January 12, 1970, to a Mexican-American father, the artist Robert “Beto” de la Rocha (born 1937),[3][4] and a mother of German and Irish origin, Olivia Lorryne Carter (born 1941).[3][5][6] His father played an integral part in his cultural upbringing. Beto was a muralist and a member of Los Four, the first Chicano art collective to be exhibited at a museum (LACMA, 1973). De la Rocha’s grandfather, Isaac de la Rocha Beltrán (1910-1985),[7] was a Mexican revolutionary[8] who fought in the Mexican Revolution and worked as an agricultural labourer in the U.S. De la Rocha would later see the hardships his grandfather endured reflected in the struggles of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.[9]

De la Rocha’s parents divorced when he was six years old, and he moved from East Los Angeles to Irvine with his mother, who attended the University of California at Irvine and ultimately earned a Ph.D. in anthropology.[10] De la Rocha later described Irvine as “one of the most racist cities imaginable” and said that “if you were a Mexican in Irvine, you were there because you had a broom or a hammer in your left hand”.[11] De la Rocha became a vegetarian as a teenager.[12]

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:47:31am

re: #118 mmmirele

I remember when Marlon Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather to the Academy Awards to decline his Oscar for the Godfather in 1973. Man, people *forget*.

I think that may have been the very first case of turning an awards show into a political statement. Not sure, but it sure pissed a lot of folks off when he did that.

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:49:04am

re: #147 Amory Blaine

Lots of live shows incorporate a band with string elements to go with the DJ. And of course that is what makes The Roots special.

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:50:34am
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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:52:07am

re: #147 Amory Blaine

I only wish they played more guitars.

And I understand that’s on me. A lot of hip hop will use guitars as a hook or whatever I guess I want a more musical focus that I’m used to. Before you get off my lawn, let me tell you about the onion on my belt.

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jeffreyw  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:53:47am

re: #142 ObserverArt

Your camera seems to be sensitive to light changes to get so much coloring differences in the images you put up.

The pictures I have been putting up were taken by two different cameras, an older model sold by Spypoint, and the new one a Browning product.

I think the Browning branded cameras are made by another outfit, they are nearly identical to some sold by Moultrie. Metadata indicate the camera maker to be Prometheus. A brief Google search yielded little pertinent info on them

There are no manual setting for the camera, everything is automatic, including the switchover from day to night mode. I haven’t tried the video mode, photo mode tends to yield better resolution per frame.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:58:06am

It’s snowing outside, and yesterday the temperature was almost 50.

Fuck this shit, I’m making cinnamon bread.

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 8:58:11am
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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:00:08am

re: #156 JordanRules

Dumber trend - papers ceding the valuable real estate of their op-ed pages to the inchoate and destructive rantings of racists, misogynists and climate deniers

!

papers have no obligation to give these people a platform

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BeachDem  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:01:21am

re: #113 JordanRules

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Probably getting his yam defense story straight—Baker is a big yam toadie:

The editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal reportedly berated reporters at the newspaper in a late-night email Wednesday over their coverage of President Donald Trump…

This isn’t the first time Baker has appeared to ask staffers at the paper to hedge their language when reporting on Trump, who has close ties to the Journal’s owner Rupert Murdoch…

Instead of publishing Baker’s full interview with Trump, the Journal published excerpts. Then Politico obtained a leaked transcript of Baker’s full interview with the president, which the Columbia Journalism Review called “embarrassing” for the paper.

The transcript revealed Baker’s inability to press Trump if he got the facts wrong or to keep him on-topic, and it included a short and friendly visit from Ivanka Trump. Baker and the first daughter chatted about seeing each other at an elite media party in Southampton earlier that summer.

huffingtonpost.com

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:01:46am

I’ve donated 3x to the ironstache. I gotta say though, if it comes down to him and that Nazi Nehlan I think Nehlen could actually win. Ryan’s district includes the reddest area of Waukesha county(southern). I don’t think they will ever vote for a democrat. Its not going to stop my donations but uh, yeah.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:01:55am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:02:08am

re: #155 The Vicious Babushka

It’s snowing outside, and yesterday the temperature was almost 50.

Fuck this shit, I’m making cinnamon bread.

Normal Chicago winter!!

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:02:12am

re: #144 Amory Blaine

The music business, like the movie business is rife with nepotism. Go ahead and click on almost any star of today’s name and their parents more likely than not was a producer, or a director, or an actor, or a singer or an entertainment lawyer or investor. That is to say, most of these people never went hungry so they are projects of their own ego.

Just keep in mind a lot of what you are talking about is mainstream music which is nothing more than product to hit the dictates and fashion of the current market.

The good art is still underground and in the arts community. Sadly.

Speaking of that…LGF turned me on to James McMurtry. The other night after some jamming, my guitar playing buddy and I watched this from James. I don’t know if this concert has been linked already here, but it can’t hurt to put it up again.

It is an amazing show by a true wordsmith that is also a hell of a guitar picker. He and his band can really rock out, do some blues, maybe some traditional Americana…but all good.

I’m just trying to figure how he remembers all the words as the songs seem stream of conscience. I looked to see if he had notes or a computer screen…but I don’t think I saw them

Save this link when you have some time to watch it. Hour and forty minutes of greatness. And the smallish crowd that got to see him had to be pleased. He knocked it out of the park.

James McMurtry in Concert - July 14, 2013

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:03:18am

re: #160 Ace-o-aces

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By Wynn owned businesses? He’s a Casino owner. FNC is pathetic.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:04:49am
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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:04:56am

my mom (89 y/o) got baited into switching to directv (dont ask)
3 weeks ago
hasnt worked right since the first day
i’ve pulled plugs, reset, done incantations, dances, no soap.
she’s made probably 10 calls
rarely gets a human - they want her to surf the website to find “solutions”
she got fed up today and spent 30 minutes on hold - no human
called me
i’ve been ‘chatting’ for probably 30-45 minutes (reading lgf between messages)
finally got someone to understand and they’re sending a tech tomorrow
dont send me a survey. you wont like it

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:05:08am

re: #162 ObserverArt

Yeah, I’m ranting about mainstream music. Of course even just outside of that are a lot of talented people that are doing the heavy lifting.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:06:08am

re: #151 JordanRules

Lots of live shows incorporate a band with string elements to go with the DJ. And of course that is what makes The Roots special.

I think HipHop is transitioning to more musicians involved as compared to DJs and sampling. I for one love that as I think it is getting some of the soulfulness and feel into the music. I think R&B and Soul is getting back into modern music…and I think that is a good thing.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:07:00am

re: #159 Amory Blaine

I’ve donated 3x to the ironstache. I gotta say though, if it comes down to him and that Nazi Nehlan I think Nehlen could actually win. Ryan’s district includes the reddest area of Waukesha county(southern). I don’t think they will ever vote for a democrat. Its not going to stop my donations but uh, yeah.

What about Cathy Myers? There are 2 Democratic hopefuls in that district. Is there a reason to prefer one over the other? I don’t live there but would like to contribute to the better candidate.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:07:13am

Ya know, I never have liked FNC but they’ve grown worse in the past year.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:07:32am

re: #141 makeitstop

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Kilroy was here  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:07:55am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:08:14am

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

Man, 51, dies THREE WEEKS after winning $1 MILLION lottery prize from undiagnosed stage-four cancer

It’s like rain on your wedding day…

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makeitstop  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:09:19am

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:09:40am

re: #169 HappyWarrior

Ya know, I never have liked FNC but they’ve grown worse in the past year.

Becoming Trumpified. Their already low standards have to plumb new depths.

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:10:21am

re: #167 ObserverArt

Agreed! Even when it comes to sampling, I’ve always leaned towards when they flip great old soul music.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:11:04am

re: #156 JordanRules

VeryStableGenius
@OuterBoroRoyal
Dumber trend - papers ceding the valuable real estate of their op-ed pages to the inchoate and destructive rantings of racists, misogynists and climate deniers.


6:49 AM - Jan 29, 2018
1 1 Reply 11 11 Retweets 27 27 likes

And don’t forget the economic nonsense from Stephen Moore, offered today through the NY Times who seems to want to offer every Republican ignoramus a platform in their paper.

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makeitstop  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:11:56am

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:12:38am

re: #174 Big Beautiful Door

Becoming Trumpified. Their already low standards have to plumb new depths.

For sure.

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nines09  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:14:29am

re: #165 dangerman

Direct TV is owned by AT&T. Now you know what you’re up against. If you have Twitter, you can go to @ATTCares and DM them. I have the two bundled. I have my own horror story with these idiots.
DM them and say you know AT&T owns Directv and you can get no satisfaction with DTV. They helped me. Maybe you. We burned about an hour and a half every month for 5 months arguing until I went to their Twitter site. It got cleared up in 45 minutes.
Good luck.
Here’s an example from today.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:14:40am

re: #168 Hecuba’s daughter

Sure, I would love to see WiDems throw some support to her. They haven’t as of yet and it’s kind of throw all your eggs in one basket at this point for dems in Wisconsin. I would love a dem primary and then an actual debate for Ryan. Instead of Ryan just walking into the job again virtually unopposed. Unless Ryan drops out, he’ll use Nehlen to show how opposed he is to Nehlens white nationalist ideology. All the while doing the exact same thing Nehlen would do. Gahhhh!!!!

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sagehen  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:15:06am

re: #143 ObserverArt

I think all the arts are pretty political. A lot has to do with what you look for too. Music probably seems the most political because it is more prevalent in our media. We don’t have a lot of media presenting and discussing graphic arts (photographs, paintings, prints, etc.) and literature. It’s too bad as maybe our society would place more value in all of it.

Here’s a super-famous bit of political art

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:15:55am

re: #171 Kilroy was here

Love me some Randy

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Video

the lips just sent me to:

YouTube

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Stanley Sea  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:17:29am

re: #165 dangerman

I know from experience how our Moms in their 80’s need their tv. What a nightmare.

My mom is more the fuck up the laptop person lately. My poor brother!

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sagehen  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:19:16am

re: #143 ObserverArt

I think all the arts are pretty political. A lot has to do with what you look for too. Music probably seems the most political because it is more prevalent in our media. We don’t have a lot of media presenting and discussing graphic arts (photographs, paintings, prints, etc.) and literature. It’s too bad as maybe our society would place more value in all of it.

Probably the most famous American political painting:

Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With”, 1964

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:19:37am

re: #181 sagehen

Here’s a super-famous bit of political art

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One of my political favorites. Goya.

The Third of May 1808 - Francisco Goya - 1814 - Oil on Canvas
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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:20:12am

re: #179 nines09

Direct TV is owned by AT&T. Now you know what you’re up against. If you have Twitter, you can go to @ATTCares and DM them. I have the two bundled. I have my own horror story with these idiots.
DM them and say you know AT&T owns Directv and you can get no satisfaction with DTV. They helped me. Maybe you. We burned about an hour and a half every month for 5 months arguing until I went to their Twitter site. It got cleared up in 45 minutes.
Good luck.

thats the thing - she had uverse for years. very happy and (around here) quite reliable - which is all i care about for her

at&t got her to switch. the guy on the phone told some blatant lies. granted mom’s 89, i dont think she got the pitch wrong

unfortunately (or not) i dont tweet

it’s only been a couple of weeks. service call tomorrow then i give it another 2 weeks. if its still no good i’ll make them switch it back

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:23:51am

re: #179 nines09

Direct TV is owned by AT&T. Now you know what you’re up against. If you have Twitter, you can go to @ATTCares and DM them. I have the two bundled. I have my own horror story with these idiots.
DM them and say you know AT&T owns Directv and you can get no satisfaction with DTV. They helped me. Maybe you. We burned about an hour and a half every month for 5 months arguing until I went to their Twitter site. It got cleared up in 45 minutes.
Good luck.
Here’s an example from today.

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A pox on both cable and satellite. I use an antenna and streaming services.

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:23:55am

Another GOP retirement. This one is significant in a couple of ways. It’s a NJ GOPer.

That’s significant.

That Frelinghuysen is also a direct descendant of a political family which predates the US Constitution is worth noting. One of his ancestors, Frederick Frelinghuysen, was a US General and was at the Constitutional Convention. His family has been in NJ politics as long as the country has been around.

He’s retiring because the tide has turned against him and the GOP.

This is another potential Dem pickup.

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:24:54am

re: #183 Stanley Sea

I know from experience how our Moms in their 80’s need their tv. What a nightmare.

My mom is more the fuck up the laptop person lately. My poor brother!

you know, they want what they want and deserve it. mine listens to sirius all day, plays cds, etc. at night she wants news, pbs, and tcm. that’s about it. not asking a lot. if you’re buying tv service it ought to work…

as for computers, she’s been using one since the early 1980’s. by now she must have asked me 10,000 times “do i press enter now”… i use teamviewer so i dont have to run over there every time something happens (which isnt a lot really)

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nines09  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:25:27am

re: #186 dangerman

You can create a throwaway Twitter account. Create it to contact these people and say that’s why you did it. Trust me. If not for the Twitter team I think I’d still be screwed.
Then just do a direct message to them and explain.
The people from the stores are worthless. Direct TV phone numbers go to Mumbai. The only people you will get any satisfaction from is the Twitter crew.
We were run in circles for months. Billing and a credit we were supposed to get. Hundreds of dollars. Twitter crew got it for me.
Oh, and if you go in thinking you’ll just give them some time…..YOU LOSE.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:27:11am

re: #184 sagehen

Probably the most famous American political painting:

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Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With”, 1964

Rockwell is actually considered more of an illustrator and called many of his own works “pictures” instead of paintings. I’m not sure, but I am guessing many of his works were not even on stretched canvas but on illustration board.

That is not to take anything away from his works much of them done for books and magazines under contract with the publications.

Due to the nature of his work, much of his stuff could be considered political as well as story telling about America.

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:27:47am

re: #187 Big Beautiful Door

A pox on both cable and satellite. I use an antenna and streaming services.

us too. cut the cord 2 years ago and very happy. no landline, no tv service. just an internet modem and hd antenna for the locals, which we almost never watch.

i did get mom netflix via roku and she’s liking that

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:28:05am

re: #184 sagehen

Probably the most famous American political painting:

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Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With”, 1964

Remember early last year cartoonist Glenn McCoy thought it was a good idea to draw a cartoon that replaced the 6 year old Ruby Bridges with Betsy DeVos, because nothing is more similar to an African American child being threatened by thugs than a billionaire woman who is herself an ignorant racist, being challenged by those who do not share her views

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:28:36am

re: #191 ObserverArt

Rockwell is actually considered more of an illustrator and called many of his own works “pictures” instead of paintings. I’m not sure, but I am guessing many of his works were not even on stretched canvas but on illustration board.

That is not to take anything away from his works much of them done for books and magazines under contract with the publications.

Due to the nature of his work, much of his stuff could be considered political as well as story telling about America.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:28:53am

re: #133 DodgerFan1988

Only in Trump’s America.

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No, Schools have been handing kids over to the police for many years now.

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:29:31am

re: #190 nines09

You can create a throwaway Twitter account. Create it to contact these people and say that’s why you did it. Trust me. If not for the Twitter team I think I’d still be screwed.
Then just do a direct message to them and explain.
The people from the stores are worthless. Direct TV phone numbers go to Mumbai. The only people you will get any satisfaction from is the Twitter crew.
We were run in circles for months. Billing and a credit we were supposed to get. Hundreds of dollars. Twitter crew got it for me.
Oh, and if you go in thinking you’ll just give them some time…..YOU LOSE.

i hear and obey and will do it - what’s one more thing to learn?… ;-)

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:30:12am

re: #186 dangerman

If she stays with it, realize that it’s a satellite. I would get a digital antenna set up in case of bad weather. I had it for a while until the price became something I couldn’t bear, but the navigation is great (it’s even got a subset of IMDB built into the guide: You can check out whose in a movie or show and then select a person to see what other things they’ve been in).

The biggest beef I’ve had with Spectrum is that their navigation system is almost exactly the same as it was the last time I had it, about 12 years ago.

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nines09  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:32:07am

re: #196 dangerman

My dog has a twitter account. It’s simple. Like here, you only give of you what you wish to show.

Cookie

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MsJ  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:32:40am

re: #190 nines09

You can create a throwaway Twitter account. Create it to contact these people and say that’s why you did it. Trust me. If not for the Twitter team I think I’d still be screwed.
Then just do a direct message to them and explain.
The people from the stores are worthless. Direct TV phone numbers go to Mumbai. The only people you will get any satisfaction from is the Twitter crew.
We were run in circles for months. Billing and a credit we were supposed to get. Hundreds of dollars. Twitter crew got it for me.
Oh, and if you go in thinking you’ll just give them some time…..YOU LOSE.

ATT will require you to give them the account info (phone, minimally) I have used them. Their twitter presence is very good and helpful.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:32:58am

Here is one of my favorite political pieces of art.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:33:15am
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nines09  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:34:12am

re: #199 MsJ

Yes. They have to know who you are. You’re only giving them what they already have.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:34:45am
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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:34:54am

Stable Genius would be a cool band name or a moniker for a Pitbullish DJ.

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:35:32am

re: #198 nines09

My dog has a twitter account. It’s simple. Like here, you only give of you what you wish to show.

Cookie

how does s/he…oh, nevermind

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:37:08am

re: #205 dangerman

Right. How can she type on a blackberry with those little paws!

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:38:02am

re: #203 The Vicious Babushka

Finally, some good news today.
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Swampwitch  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:38:55am

re: #165 dangerman

I haven’t had cable for 3 years, and here in my part of NW Iowa you can’t pick up jack shit on an aerial. I watch everything via various websites on the net…I haven’t done the torrent thing in years, though. Too chickenshit.
In the last seven years I’ve had Frontier, then Mediacom, then Rise broadband for internet, and all have sucked here. There was an 8 month period where I couldn’t afford internet of any kind. Straight Talk recently changed their $55 monthly tier to true unlimited, so I found an 8 dollar thingy that I plug into my tower and now I have unlimited wifi from my $30 phone, and I am happy. It’s not lightning speeds, but it’s also not dial up slow.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:39:06am
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:39:23am

re: #203 The Vicious Babushka

Not good. Sigh.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:39:59am

re: #209 Stanley Sea

If only the Washington Redskins would do the same.

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nines09  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:40:20am

re: #205 dangerman

re: #205 dangerman

He’s good at selfies. But I post.

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makeitstop  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:42:03am

So where does the McCabe resignation put the balance of power in the FBI at this point?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:43:30am

re: #198 nines09

My dog has a twitter account. It’s simple. Like here, you only give of you what you wish to show.

Cookie

has another follower YNTBE

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nines09  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:45:04am

re: #214 I Would Prefer Not To

Cool. Likewise.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:45:53am

re: #209 Stanley Sea

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As a long time Indians fan I understand the desire to stop using the image.

But as a kid I loved that icon and as a kid I did not see it as something negative. I saw him as The Cleveland Indian. I guess I didn’t know about the negatives of the image back then as I didn’t see and hear all the negative stuff people said about Native Americans.

Call it childhood naivety.

So long Chief Wahoo.

Question now will be, will they need to change the team name from “The Cleveland Indians?”

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Swampwitch  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:46:20am

re: #215 nines09

Count me in.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:47:26am

re: #31 rhuarc

Nope. The Belgian Malinois.

The 2nd from the right in this picture.

Image: o00yA8S.jpg

Cute sweet face!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:47:29am

re: #216 ObserverArt

As a long time Indians fan I understand the desire to stop using the image.

But as a kid I loved that icon and as a kid I did not see it as something negative. I saw him as The Cleveland Indian. I guess I didn’t know about the negatives of the image back then as I didn’t see and hear all the negative stuff people said about Native Americans.

Call it childhood naivety.

So long Chief Wahoo.

Question now will be, will they need to change the team name from “The Cleveland Indians?”

I don’t think the name has been an issue but rather the logo. I hope they keep the name knowing its history.

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nines09  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:47:35am

re: #217 Swampwitch

Yep

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:48:47am

re: #203 The Vicious Babushka

That mystical memo must be getting closer to coming out.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:50:28am

re: #216 ObserverArt

As a long time Indians fan I understand the desire to stop using the image.

But as a kid I loved that icon and as a kid I did not see it as something negative. I saw him as The Cleveland Indian. I guess I didn’t know about the negatives of the image back then as I didn’t see and hear all the negative stuff people said about Native Americans.

Call it childhood naivety.

So long Chief Wahoo.

Question now will be, will they need to change the team name from “The Cleveland Indians?”

I can never understand the Conservatives argument of how the name Washington Redskins honors native people.

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ObserverArt  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:51:27am

re: #221 Shropshire Slasher

That mystical memo must be getting closer to coming out.

From what I can tell the Memo is more to get rid of Rod Rosenstein. So, that will probably happen later this week. Sounds like the entire GOP House wants it to come out.

The Republicans seem ready to tear down all our institutions so they can allow Trump to tear down this country.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:53:33am

re: #223 ObserverArt

Trey Gowdy said what was in the memo Sunday, in a round about way.

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:53:48am
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Stanley Sea  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:55:20am

I always go to this image - Chief Wahoo is extremely offensive.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:55:43am

re: #222 DodgerFan1988

I can never understand the Conservatives argument of how the name Washington Redskins honors native people.

Because they’re jackasses. The founder of the team was a huge bigot.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:56:22am

re: #226 Stanley Sea

I always go to this image - Chief Wahoo is extremely offensive.

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Yeah it needed to go years ago.

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Nyet  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:57:54am

Pwning Mike Peinovich turned out to be very easy. He folded like Hitler kicked into the ball with a chainsaw. The best part is that he can’t go cry on anyone’s shoulder about it because his whole family disowned him, lol.

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:58:15am

re: #225 JordanRules

Don’t know if this is true but here is a very benign reason someone put forth.

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CongoJack  Jan 29, 2018 • 9:58:38am

re: #225 JordanRules

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From a fuzzy part of my brain I believe McCabe was getting to the point of being able to retire from the FBI with benefits in a few months. Trump I believe (heard it bantered around somewhere) was going to attempt to screw McCabe over (because it is who Trump is) and fire him with a few days left before McCabe had access to this. Thus this may be a way for McCabe to keep his retirement benefits which he rightly deserves because he saw no other way to keep them if Trump was planning on being a dick.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:00:14am

re: #211 Patricia Kayden

If only the Washington Redskins would do the same.

Dan Snyder is a complete asshole and will never concede the issue. He will only change it if forced by someone or something.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:00:28am

re: #226 Stanley Sea

I always go to this image - Chief Wahoo is extremely offensive.

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Remember Dad telling me about the Philadelphia Sphas

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:02:50am

re: #231 CongoJack

Dotard is a really petty SOB. He is just such a shitty human in every way.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:03:23am

Being a DC area local but not a Redskins fsn, it amazes me how mad the fans get if you suggest that the name needs changed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:04:45am

re: #204 Amory Blaine

Stable Genius would be a cool band name or a moniker for a Pitbullish DJ.

metntylly balynced stallyns

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Belafon  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:05:26am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

Being a DC area local but not a Redskins fsn, it amazes me how mad the fans get if you suggest that the name needs changed.

My wife’s alma mater, Arkansas State University, changed from the Indians to the Red Wolves. They’ve been to a bowl game every year since then.

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:06:39am

re: #208 Swampwitch

I haven’t had cable for 3 years, and here in my part of NW Iowa you can’t pick up jack shit on an aerial. I watch everything via various websites on the net…I haven’t done the torrent thing in years, though. Too chickenshit.
In the last seven years I’ve had Frontier, then Mediacom, then Rise broadband for internet, and all have sucked here. There was an 8 month period where I couldn’t afford internet of any kind. Straight Talk recently changed their $55 monthly tier to true unlimited, so I found an 8 dollar thingy that I plug into my tower and now I have unlimited wifi from my $30 phone, and I am happy. It’s not lightning speeds, but it’s also not dial up slow.

everyone’s got a good story
south florida’s got coverage. i had rabbit ears till the hd switch. before that i rarely watched tv at all. got married in 2009, brought mrs dm down from NJ. I promised her cable and we would use her TV. otherwise i might not even have a tv any more

we dont do sports or any premiums. we started with comcast and then moved to att. mostly satisfied. when i moved my mom to att, at least i knew how everything would work for her

then we ported the landline (cause everyone’s got that number) to google voice which rings to our cells, and we dumped the uverse and went to roku. i think we pay around $50 for internet. we get like 20mb down and 5 up.

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:07:15am

re: #212 nines09

He’s good at selfies. But I post.

wait…what?

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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:07:25am

re: #230 JordanRules

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:08:31am

re: #222 DodgerFan1988

I can never understand the Conservatives argument of how the name Washington Redskins honors native people.

The only time I ever agreed with PETA is when they said the Washington Redskins mascot should be a potato.

MASH ‘EM, SPUDS!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:08:59am

re: #237 Belafon

My wife’s alma mater, Arkansas State University, changed from the Indians to the Red Wolves. They’ve been to a bowl game every year since then.

Better name anyhow.

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Skip Intro  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:09:07am

re: #213 makeitstop

So where does the McCabe resignation put the balance of power in the FBI at this point?

In Trump’s lap.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:09:27am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:09:57am

OH SHIT. WHITE SHIT FALLING FROM THE SKY.

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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:10:26am

im out for a bit

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:11:12am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

Being a DC area local but not a Redskins fsn, it amazes me how mad the fans get if you suggest that the name needs changed.

I like the idea of just changing the mascot to a potato. Oh, and the fight song, and….

Ok, VB got there first.

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BeachDem  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:12:03am

re: #226 Stanley Sea

I always go to this image - Chief Wahoo is extremely offensive.

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I go to the story arc on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, where Jane Krakowski’s character plots/plans to get the Redskins to change their name:

At first she tries blackmailing a team owner’s son, but when that doesn’t work out, she concocts an even wilier plan — thanks to some inspiration from protesters…

She finagles her way into the board meeting and convinces the team owners that they’d make even more money if they came up with an even more controversial team name. How about the Jacksonville Hillarys, one owner exclaims, or the Kansas City Islams, another opines.

They settle on the Washington Gun-Takers.
“When a fan buys a jersey they keep it for life, but when a protester buys a jersey they burn it and buy another one next week,” Jacqueline says.

mashable.com

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plansbandc  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:12:32am

re: #209 Stanley Sea

About damn time.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:17:03am

I stayed up till 130 watching the first season of Broadchurch.

The coffee is kicking in, work load is light, I’m going to start on S2!!!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:25:28am
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JordanRules  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:26:02am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:28:40am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:29:44am
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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:31:06am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:31:47am

re: #255 lawhawk

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He was gone six months later.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:34:43am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

Being a DC area local but not a Redskins fsn, it amazes me how mad the fans get if you suggest that the name needs changed.

It’s odd when you know the Houston Oilers can transform themselves into the Tennessee Titans at the wave of a quarterly earnings statement.

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:34:48am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

It’s how people react when you question their religion.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:35:29am

re: #258 Romantic Heretic

It’s how people react when you question their religion.

Good analogy.

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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:35:40am

re: #253 FormerDirtDart

This is going to be a spectacular SOTU address. The best. It’s going to set records.

Trump can’t be bothered to be on the same page as his Secretary of State and they’re busy with the mixed messages and completely different responses.

Trump, the great negotiator, is an abject failure, and when he doesn’t get his way automatically defaults to it’s the other guy’s fault. That’s not how any good negotiator works. It’s not even how a bad negotiator works. It’s how a toddler functions.

Meanwhile, McCabe is retiring, and Fox is treating this as though he was ousted as a sign of house cleaning - and not the obstruction of justice that it is actually indicative of.

Hannity’s busy spewing his agitprop for his viewers to remain misinformed. They are all of a single hive mind that Clinton and Obama will be led away in handcuffs when all this is said and done (and they might get their way if we completely abandon the rule of law).

If we maintain the rule of law, we get a completely different outcome - where Trump and his cronies are held accountable, and we may come to learn Hannity is eyeballs deep on the obstruction of justice because he continually provides guidance to Trump in private conversations that coordinate the Trump message.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:36:09am
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bratwurst  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:36:25am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:36:40am

re: #257 jaunte

It’s odd when you know the Houston Oilers can transform themselves into the Tennessee Titans at the wave of a quarterly earnings statement.

Yeah I try telling them that but it’s always crap like “This is the only name we’ve known.” FFS they’re not trying to contract the team.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:37:57am

I guess Nikki’s Grammy tweets from last night will be getting some commentary from the Dotard shortly

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:38:11am

re: #261 Ace-o-aces

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:39:25am
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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:41:06am

Doctor forcing me to come in or they won’t refill my maintenance prescription of antidepressants. Got to go spend hundreds of dollars to see some dude that dgaf about my health but he needs my cash. If I could get my drugs on the street I would. They blast fox news all day in the clinic lobby!

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:42:41am

re: #267 Amory Blaine

Maybe you can take one of these along:
amazon.com

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plansbandc  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:44:06am

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:44:54am

re: #268 jaunte

Heh. I’ll just ask at the desk why a paying customer has to listen to right wing drivel while I see a doctor. Then make allusions that I doubt the staff can give fair treatment because they’re biased. And if they make me wait I will demand to lodge a formal complaint.

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Kragar  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:45:29am
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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:46:31am

The GOP has gone to war on your right to vote.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:48:06am

re: #271 Kragar

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Hell, you just need a mechanic’s coverall, a beekeeper’s mask and goggles and you’re good to go on triffids.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:49:11am

re: #272 jaunte

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The GOP has gone to war on your right to vote.

WTF.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:51:19am

re: #272 jaunte

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The GOP has gone to war over your right to vote.

Wait, what? How do AGs in states that aren’t Pennsylvania have any standing?

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:54:05am

re: #275 Blind Frog Belly White

Amicus brief. They claim it would cause “chaos” in their states.

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Kragar  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:54:34am

re: #273 Blind Frog Belly White

Hell, you just need a mechanic’s coverall, a beekeeper’s mask and goggles and you’re good to go on triffids.

Depends on the particular species. You probably want to go with a more robust head/neck protection for the larger varieties.

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Kragar  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:54:57am
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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:56:13am

Cryptocurrency Scam Site Disappears, Leaving Only the Word ‘Penis’ Behind

A short-lived and relatively unknown cryptocurrency project built on Ethereum called Prodeum disappeared this weekend—along with the money a small number of hapless investors sunk into it. All that remained of its website was a white page with the word “penis” written on it.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 10:58:54am

“Letting non-landowners vote would cause chaos in our states.”
“Ending slavery would cause chaos in our states.”
“Giving women the vote would cause chaos in our states.”
“Giving black people full civil rights would cause chaos in our states.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:00:38am

re: #277 Kragar

Depends on the particular species. You probably want to go with a more robust head/neck protection for the larger varieties.

Padded, perhaps. Absent the venom, it just raises welts.

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Kragar  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:02:05am

re: #280 jaunte

American History in a nutshell:

“We can’t let the Catholics live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Irish live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Orientals live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Jews live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Hispanics/Africans live here! They’ll never assimilate!”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:03:19am

re: #282 Kragar

American History in a nutshell:

“We can’t let the Catholics live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Irish live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Orientals live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Jews live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Hispanics/Africans live here! They’ll never assimilate!”

Yep.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:03:57am
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dangerman  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:03:59am

re: #276 jaunte

Amicus brief. They claim it would cause “chaos” in their states.

only if their states did the same thing ;-)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:04:18am

re: #282 Kragar

American History in a nutshell:

“We can’t let the Catholics live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Irish live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Orientals live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Jews live here! They’ll never assimilate!”
“We can’t let the Hispanics/Africans live here! They’ll never assimilate!”

Goes back further. In 1750 Ben Franklin was saying the same about the Germans in Pennsylvania.

Oddly enough, at least with respect to the Amish and Old Order Mennonites, he was actually correct.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:04:49am

re: #284 Dave In Austin

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But that’s impossible, Trump told us that the world laughed at Obama!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:04:49am

re: #285 dangerman

only if their states did the same thing ;-)

‘We could lose our phoney-baloney jobs!!!”

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:06:45am

“We must be able to revoke citizenship of antiamerican filth for it is a privilege given to us by rightwing Jesus. “

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Mike Lamb  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:07:18am

re: #272 jaunte

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The GOP has gone to war on your right to vote.

I assume they filed an amicus brief, because otherwise what kind of standing would they have? I’m not even sure why they’d be all that persuasive as an amicus brief…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:07:58am

I like when they try to revoke birthright citizenship as if that hasn’t positively impacted assimilation.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:08:11am

re: #290 Mike Lamb

It seems to boil down to “wow, this could cause a lot of work for us.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:09:37am

re: #290 Mike Lamb

I assume they filed an amicus brief, because otherwise what kind of standing would they have? I’m not even sure why they’d be all that persuasive as an amicus brief…

My guess? They’re hoping one of the wingers on the court will sympathize with them.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:10:29am

My former Congresswoman

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:10:48am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

I like when they try to revoke birthright citizenship as if that hasn’t positively impacted assimilation.

Blood ‘n’ Soil, baby. Blood ‘n’ Soil.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:11:31am

re: #295 Blind Frog Belly White

Blood ‘n’ Soil, baby. Blood ‘n’ Soil.

Sigh yep.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:11:40am
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Kragar  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:15:39am
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wrenchwench  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:17:48am

re: #286 Blind Frog Belly White

Goes back further. In 1750 Ben Franklin was saying the same about the Germans in Pennsylvania.

Oddly enough, at least with respect to the Amish and Old Order Mennonites, he was actually correct.

Floyd Landis assimilated just fine.

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:17:51am
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DodgerFan1988  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:20:27am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:21:50am

Can McCabe now turn witness?!

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jaunte  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:21:53am
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lawhawk  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:22:13am

re: #278 Kragar

Most tone deaf response to music and politics….

And the winner goes to Nikki Haley, who seems to think that politics and music are completely separate (they aren’t and never have been).

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:24:15am

re: #266 FormerDirtDart

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This is how The Big G announces to the world that I’m turning 62…

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Amory Blaine  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:24:25am

Shut up and play yer guitar libtard.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:27:12am

re: #300 jaunte

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The hot take from the wingnuts is that Wray saw the memo and McCabe scurried out because he knows he’s just about to get swept up in indictments against Hillary and Obama.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:31:14am

What a circle jerk

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mmmirele  Jan 29, 2018 • 11:34:01am

re: #276 jaunte

Amicus brief. They claim it would cause “chaos” in their states.

What, because Republicans might have to run in competitive districts?

I’d like to be in a district where being a Mormon wasn’t an unwritten requirement.


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