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1
I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:31:29pm

I would prefer not to be sober tonight.

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retired cynic  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:32:32pm

re: #1 I Would Prefer Not To

Successful here.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:34:50pm

re: #2 retired cynic

Successful here.

Me too. Probably not as drunk as Nunes.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:37:48pm

AWesome video.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:38:09pm

I found one that’ll work in the US.

Check out this gals rendition of Creep. It’s short, not the whole thing but it’s something.

I love her voice! ❤️❤️❤️

ctv.ca

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teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:39:10pm
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retired cynic  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:46:12pm

re: #5 MsJ

She’s got pipes.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:53:13pm

Paul Rodgers’ voice is still so good.

Heard he was touring with Jeff Beck & Ann Wilson.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:55:33pm

Peter Theil Behind ‘HQ Trivia’

If you haven’t heard about HQ Trivia yet, I envy you. It is a terrible, infuriating app that taunts you with the promise of winning up to multiple dollars twice a day (once a day on weekends and holidays) in exchange for correctly answering 12 absurd trivia questions presented by a live host. The app is wildly popular; some 1 million people take part in each session, at least according to HQ’s own counter. And it is to those million people that this plea is addressed: Delete HQ from your phones immediately. Do it now or support a vampire plutocrat superintending the destruction of the free press, pluralist democracy and just about everything you claim to hold dear, unless you’re particularly against women’s suffrage.

(more at Huffington Post)

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teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:57:11pm
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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:59:15pm
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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:05:32pm

re: #11 Kragar

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:09:01pm

re: #11 Kragar

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It wasn’t the tax. It was that they had no say in the matter. Wingnut snowflake should read a book.

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:09:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:12:05pm

re: #14 jaunte

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Trump only hires the best people.

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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:12:20pm
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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:13:34pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:14:05pm
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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:18:16pm

I have to say, today has been the most unsettling day since November 9, 2016. Not that there haven’t been some other horrible, creepy days in the interim, but today has been non-stop bombardment of incredibly stupid, lying assholes with no regard for objective facts or evidence, screaming their bullshit at the top of their lungs and asserting that said bullshit is really perfumed calla lilies.

I just don’t know anymore. It truly is like there is reality and then there’s another planet off to the side where these cretins live in an alternate bizarro-world and it is scaring the living crap out of me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:20:28pm

And in opposite world, where Bill Kristol makes sense:

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:21:28pm
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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:22:37pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:22:41pm

Well, I see the stock market dropping today. Looks like the endgame I predicted is coming to pass—Foreigners dumping American stocks, Dollar getting dumped as the reserve currency, Foreigners dump Treasury securities, Red Ink Republicans blow the dam and the red ink flood goes unabated.

Meanwhile Putin is kicking back sipping an iced tea basking in the glory that he’s pulled off what Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Andropov failed to do—destabilize the US and put it on the path to collapse…

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teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:26:27pm

re: #19 BeachDem

Amen, sister. My mental health has been pretty on edge since Fuckface Von Clownstick got elected. But Republicans and their sycophant drooling fluffer way of doing things these days is truly frightening.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:26:55pm

Oh, fuck no!

From a South Korean paper, flagged on Twitter by The Washington Post’s Tokyo Bureau Chief …

Indeed, White House National Security Council senior director for Asian affairs Matthew Pottinger was reported as saying in a recent closed-door meeting with US experts on Korean Peninsula issues that a limited strike on the North “might help in the midterm elections.”

The Post’s Anna Fifield identifies the paper Hankyoreh as “left-wing” and that it is the only paper currently reporting it. I don’t know more about the source. But this sounds like something we need to know more about very quickly. The report suggests Trump may see such a move not simply in the context of the standard efforts to help in a midterm election but to ward offer facing the prospect of impeachment or actual investigations under a Democratic congress.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:30:33pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:33:21pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:33:48pm

If there is any justice left in the USA this is where Kochsucker Devin belongs!

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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:34:01pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Amen, sister. My mental health has been pretty on edge since Fuckface Von Clownstick got elected. But Republicans and their sycophant drooling fluffer way of doing things these days is truly frightening.

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Arrgh—Paul Gosar, the dentist who hired Sarah Palin’s lapdog lawyer as his chief of staff—yeah, he’s certainly the voice of reason. And he’s just one of an entire cast of ignorant, lying assholes that are the Republican Party. I truly hate them with the heat of a thousand suns.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:36:00pm

Ouch.

In that way, allowing the memo’s release was a clumsy political move on Trump’s part. It had already done its job before Friday, prompting breathless alarm about the FBI and sowing doubt about the origins of Mueller’s investigation. The smart play for Trump would have been to somberly keep the memo secret and let the spores of conspiracy continue to flourish in the dark.

Instead, the president turned on the light on. What did we learn? Not much. But the memo reminded us of plenty.

It reminded us that House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes is a bumbling Trump sycophant who already had to step away from the Russia investigation once and now should be relieved of his chairmanship.

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teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:36:46pm

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

With that said, here’s a picture of Glen Plake.

Plake. He’s had the same hairstyle for three decades.
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:37:14pm
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CBGB  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:37:21pm

re: #1 I Would Prefer Not To

Cole had a good thread on not being sober tonight.

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:37:58pm
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wheat-dogg  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:38:23pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

I guess there’s no rules against airfoils in skiing.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:38:58pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

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teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:39:54pm

re: #36 wheat-dogg

I’ve read it’s a two hour process.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:43:18pm

re: #33 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:44:17pm

re: #33 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:44:19pm

re: #39 Joe Bacon 🌹

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When Brit says ‘both sides’ it’s REALLY bad on his side, because ordinarily he’d never cross them.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:44:22pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:47:16pm

re: #42 Dave In Austin

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Since Impeachment is a political process that masquerades as a legal process, there’s no reason at all why stupidity can’t be grounds.

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:47:40pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:52:29pm

re: #44 jaunte

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Meanwhile Houston Police are STILL unable to solve who happened to steal $600,000 from Joel 0$teen’$ church safe in 2014…Gosh, did Joel need some “assistance” in refinancing the mortgage on his $10 million manision???????

huffingtonpost.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:55:15pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:59:27pm
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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:00:10pm

Déjà vu (h/t to daily kos)

“The slow-rising central horror of “Watergate” is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it.”
~Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72 (1973)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:05:45pm

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:08:15pm

David Corn is right on the mark with this!

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:08:39pm

My regional newspaper lying about what’s in the Nunes memo:

Not All Details in GOP Memo Help Undercut Mueller Probe (goes to the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, with an autoplay clip from CBS 3 in Philadelphia for some reason):

The document contends that the FBI relied excessively on an ex-British spy whose opposition research was funded by Democrats. Yet it also says the investigation actually began several months earlier.

The spy admitted to having strong anti-Trump sentiments, but he was also a “longtime FBI source” with a credible track record.

(more)

I’d be really good with Tom Stayer buying some news outlets around here.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:08:51pm

re: #48 BeachDem

Déjà vu (h/t to daily kos)

“The slow-rising central horror of “Watergate” is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it.”
~Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72 (1973)

We learn. We forget. We remembered the lessons of the Great Depression for almost 70 years.

The problem now is that there were two different lessons from Watergate. Both lessons were about how fragile the institutions of democracy actually are. At the same time that most of us learned how important it is to shore them up, others learned how much easier things would be if you tear them down.

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teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:09:25pm
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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:09:54pm

Uh huh.

Despite the chaos and fervor that was riled up by GOP lawmakers in recent days and weeks over the Nunes memo, the release of the document now depicts a far-reaching attempt at a failing administration to control the fate of potential criminal charges under the Russia investigation.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:10:50pm

re: #52 Blind Frog Belly White

We learn. We forget. We remembered the lessons of the Great Depression for almost 70 years.

The problem now is that there were two different lessons from Watergate. Both lessons were about how fragile the institutions of democracy actually are. At the same time that most of us learned how important it is to shore them up, others learned how much easier things would be if you tear them down.

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Precisely what we expect Whorealdo to say!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:13:58pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:17:25pm
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allegro  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:17:45pm

I’ve gotten real sick of this whole distraction stuff. Yeah, we know the Russians are plotting. So every tweet/post should be about “oh no the Russians are plotting!”? Seems to me that Trump being Putin’s butt boy IS the plot. Likewise the GOP holding Trump’s ass up for Putin’s easier access and obstructing efforts to put a stop to it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:19:19pm
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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:24:23pm

This shit just has no end……

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:25:37pm

re: #60 Dave In Austin

A fucking 8 yr old with a firecracker in his pocket.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:28:56pm

re: #60 Dave In Austin

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:31:14pm

Don’t we have treaties in place regarding testing?

JUST WTF NOW FOR CHRIST SAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:33:11pm

I’m sure Greg Abbott will call the Tangelo up and volunteer Texas as a test site. You watch……

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Targetpractice  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:36:01pm

Considering all the times (such as today) that Trump has tried to project “strength” and instead further undermined America’s standing, I wouldn’t be surprised if this “short notice” test ended up fizzling.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:38:49pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 10:44:54pm

re: #47 Anymouse 🌹

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I prefer Eddie Izzard’s binary choice—Cake or Death????

Eddie Izzard - Cake Or Death?

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:08:52pm

Well, I’m off to bed. I’d like to wake up to good news tomorrow, rather than this never-ending tyre fire that passes for conservative governance …

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:36:44pm
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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:51:34pm

Here’s one for the pocket

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:55:08pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:57:04pm

re: #69 goddamnedfrank

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2018 • 12:00:56am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 3, 2018 • 12:14:38am

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

I don’t know why I get such a kick out of using “barrow wights” in otherwise normal parlance…but I so do.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 12:16:01am

re: #71 DodgerFan1988

#FatNixon

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Nyet  Feb 3, 2018 • 12:55:09am

Chuckie is feeling the heat LOL:

“I am not, nor have I ever been a Holocaust denier. I am a strong supporter of both the state of Israel and the Jewish people. It’s awkward to have to even say this but the #FakeNews is trying to smear me and hurt my friends and allies because I have worked tirelessly to expose the Russia collusion lie at great personal expense and to support candidates who want to release the memo.”

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 3, 2018 • 1:00:12am
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2018 • 1:00:25am
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2018 • 1:05:25am
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Nyet  Feb 3, 2018 • 1:06:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 3, 2018 • 1:21:56am

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

antipsychotic

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 2:48:11am
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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 2:56:28am
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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 2:59:41am
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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:03:11am

I just fell out of my chair……..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:03:17am

It looks like we are being sold an epic WWF knockdown match:

In this corner, HRC, the DNC and the Deep State

In this corner, DT, the RNC and the Russian State

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Nyet  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:08:40am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

All I see in an orange dick.

Oh, and a tweet with funny food.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:14:33am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

I just fell out of my chair……..

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what sort of delicacy is this?

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:16:49am

re: #88 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

what sort of delicacy is this?

Needs moar Waffle…..

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:31:47am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

Is that what the Brits call Spotted Dick?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:31:52am

re: #89 Dave In Austin

Needs moar Waffle…..

there is never enough waffle

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:32:09am

re: #90 MsJ

Is that what the Brits call Spotted Dick?

//

or is that the toad in the hole?

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 3:43:33am

2 much time on my hands, 22222222 2 much time on my hands., 222222

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:03:14am

Top advert from AdChoices when I came to the front page of Little Green Footballs:

Sign the petition to tell your state governor to enforce the law against illegal immigration and show your support to build the wall now!

Pass.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:04:09am

re: #74 The Ghost of a Flea

I don’t know why I get such a kick out of using “barrow wights” in otherwise normal parlance…but I so do.

Old Soul.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:28:15am

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:31:04am

re: #96 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Shitkicker koan.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:34:36am

re: #96 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:37:18am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If James Dean had played that chicken game he’d still be alive—and very, very decrepit.

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jeffreyw  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:38:01am

Imgur


Good morning!

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:40:26am

Just curious. Did anyone go to Freep and see what they thought of The Memo? I saw some curiosity about it but nothing thereafter.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:43:20am

re: #101 MsJ

Just curious. Did anyone go to Freep and see what they thought of The Memo? I saw some curiosity about it but nothing thereafter.

Scanned about 200 comments. They think it’s all true, very significant, and blame Sessions for not making arrests yet.

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:44:24am

re: #102 Decatur Deb

Scanned about 200 comments. They think it’s all true, very significant, and blame Sessions for not making arrests yet.

When RedState is the voice of reason. 🙄

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:44:31am

I am going to make my first attempt at making hoecakes for breffist. Doggy gets the rejects.

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:45:43am
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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:48:27am

re: #104 Shropshire Slasher

I am going to make my first attempt at making hoecakes for breffist. Doggy gets the rejects.

Wife says that’s close to what they called corn pone in KY.

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:53:03am

re: #106 Decatur Deb

Wife says that’s close to what they called corn pone in KY.

Corn pone uses corn meal and water (I believe). I’d use milk and butter in the batter, instead. If you want to get all fancy schmancy, add some baking powder and let the batter rest for 15 minutes before frying. That will fluff them up.

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:55:43am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 4:57:28am

re: #105 MsJ

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Yep. So true.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:00:23am

I love food porn in the morning. My only regret is no bacon.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:04:47am

Hey hey, our favorite wacky Turkish creationist is in the news! And it’s a bit of a doozy, too!

hurriyetdailynews.com

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:07:33am

This is so sad. Republicans fuck up everything they touch.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:14:23am

re: #108 MsJ

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For the last few days I’ve been unable to read embedded tweets. The attempt opens to a frame with a spinning circle, and never loads. Axing that frame takes me to a Twitter sign-up page. New campaign to force sign-ups?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:22:39am

Nope. Was able to read the Wray memo from a tweet on another site. Must be a hang in the LGF resources.

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:27:26am

re: #113 Decatur Deb

For the last few days I’ve been unable to read embedded tweets. The attempt opens to a frame with a spinning circle, and never loads. Axing that frame takes me to a Twitter sign-up page. New campaign to force sign-ups?

I don’t know. I’ve had weirdness here and there like having to repeatedly sign in where I didn’t have to before.

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The Major  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:54:33am

re: #111 Dr Lizardo

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:58:45am

Happy Saturday everyone. :)

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:00:31am
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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:01:56am

Alas, it’s time to brave the cold and the flu-ridden public. Hopefully I’ll return virus free. It’s kinda scary out there.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:01:58am
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BigPapa  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:07:04am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:09:24am

re: #116 The Major

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Yeah, he’s quite a kook and it seems he’s started a fight with the Religious Affairs Directorate. Oh, and facing possibly legal troubles regarding deprivation of liberty.

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:12:33am

re: #121 BigPapa

Shit. Now I want to go upstairs and spend some time ringing the devil’s doorbell instead of going to the grocery store.

What to do?

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:13:35am

re: #104 Shropshire Slasher

I am going to make my first attempt at making hoecakes for breffist. Doggy gets the rejects.

Don’t forget the wine!

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:16:46am

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

There is breffist wine?! I would imagine a nice hearty fortified port would go well. Made my hoe’s with a little vanilla. Vanilla make pancake batter and french toast all that much better.

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BigPapa  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:18:07am

re: #123 MsJ

No. You’ll be sending bad chemicals to your brain and killing yourself. But wine protects you from those bad chemicals.

When my wife wakes up I’m going to tell her about a game we played called Doorbell Ditch. Should be a good time.

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jeffreyw  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:26:22am

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Crumble top banana muffins make a fine breakfast, just sayin’.

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dangerman  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:49:23am

re: #123 MsJ

Shit. Now I want to go upstairs and spend some time ringing the devil’s doorbell instead of going to the grocery store.

What to do?

Avon calling….

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:57:01am

re: #127 jeffreyw

showoff….

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I cannot.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:59:29am
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Flying Squirrel Girl  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:00:10am

re: #128 dangerman

…candy gram…

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:00:31am

re: #128 dangerman

Telegram for Mongo.

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garzooma  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:01:01am

This could be useful:
Let FISA answer whether Justice Department botched Carter Page wiretap

[…]
Everyone in Washington has an opinion on whether the FISA court was misled. Yet no one has asked the FISA court for its opinion.
[…]
It’s possible that the FISA court, in light of the uproar, could act on its own and order the DOJ to demonstrate that citing the Steele dossier in the wiretap application was not misleading. But if that doesn’t happen soon, the DOJ, whose integrity has been challenged, should ask the FISA court to review the wiretap application. The process could involve a hearing and the admission of evidence (likely in non-public proceedings).
[…]

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:07:37am

re: #130 I cannot.

Montgomery Ward’s is still around - it’s an internet shop these days.

wards.com

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:08:26am

re: #129 Shropshire Slasher

showoff….

“I’ve got an Erector Set!”

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:10:18am

Jesus. The President of the United States doesn’t know the difference between their and there.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:11:37am

re: #136 Flying Squirrel Girl

Jesus. The President of the United States doesn’t know the difference between their and there.

Not sure he knows the difference between here and there.

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nines09  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:11:49am

re: #123 MsJ

Shit. Now I want to go upstairs and spend some time ringing the devil’s doorbell instead of going to the grocery store.

What to do?

Go to the store. Ring for the devil in the frozen food aisle. Might make a few friends. /

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:12:18am

re: #123 MsJ

Shit. Now I want to go upstairs and spend some time ringing the devil’s doorbell instead of going to the grocery store.

What to do?

Go upstairs. And when the devil answers, send him to the store.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:16:06am

re: #138 nines09

Go to the store. Ring for the devil in the frozen food aisle. Might make a few friends. /

I tried that with the Devil’s Ding Dong. Doesn’t work, I’m afraid….

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nines09  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:18:21am

re: #140 Barefoot Grin

I tried that with the Devil’s Ding Dong. Doesn’t work, I’m afraid….

These guys?

Ding Dong Devils “The Belly Dancers of Bali Bali” Live @ Forbidden Island 05/29/11

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:18:49am

re: #107 MsJ

Corn pone uses corn meal and water (I believe). I’d use milk and butter in the batter, instead. If you want to get all fancy schmancy, add some baking powder and let the batter rest for 15 minutes before frying. That will fluff them up.

Interesting.

I looked up a couple of recipes online and while being describe as southern, all of them are sweetened. Now growing up a northern farm boy, the family corn bread recipe I learned to bake had sugar in it. My ex, having learned from her southern Grandma (Near Tuscaloosa I want to say, when they weren’t running a fish camp to front for their moonshine making relations) never put sugar in the corn bread. Doubt there’s any big meaning here, it just is a memory.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:20:15am

re: #136 Flying Squirrel Girl

Their, they’re, there.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:21:30am

re: #134 Dr Lizardo

Montgomery Ward’s is still around - it’s an internet shop these days.

wards.com

I want my Monkey Wards (as Gramma called them!) catalog! I always liked that one better than the Sears or JC Penny’s one. Better toys, nicer cloths, etc.

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:22:38am

re: #144 William Lewis

I want my Monkey Wards (as Gramma called them!) catalog! I always liked that one better than the Sears or JC Penny’s one. Better toys, nicer cloths, etc.

The Bibles!

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:23:32am

re: #145 retired cynic

The Bibles!

At Christmas, at least :D

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:26:24am

re: #144 William Lewis

I want my Monkey Wards (as Gramma called them!) catalog! I always liked that one better than the Sears or JC Penny’s one. Better toys, nicer cloths, etc.

For a couple of years, on either side of getting drafted, I worked in the photo studio (catlog house) that made about half of the Sears catalog and a good bit of the catalogs for Wards, JC Penney, and Easton. We shot as large as 16x20 film stock, 8x10 in the Deardorfs was normal. Interesting times. The boss was a self-made millionaire with personal characteristics much like Trump. In fact they both belonged to the same country club (Winged Foot).

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:28:34am

re: #147 Decatur Deb

For a couple of years, on either side of getting drafted, I worked in the photo studio (catlog house) that made about half of the Sears catalog and a good bit of the catalogs for Wards, JC Penney, and Easton. We shot as large as 16x20 film stock, 8x10 in the Deardorfs was normal. Interesting times. The boss was a self-made millionaire with personal characteristics much like Trump. In fact they both belonged to the same country club (Winged Foot).

I’d love to get my hands on an 8x10 Deardorf but I doubt my landscapes would make me even as much as your stock photography did :D

But 8x10 makes some hella beautiful contact prints.

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Nyet  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:30:27am
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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:32:58am

re: #148 William Lewis

I’d love to get my hands on an 8x10 Deardorf but I doubt my landscapes would make me even as much as your stock photography did :D

But 8x10 makes some hella beautiful contact prints.

Probably still run a couple thousand bucks for a Deardorf, couple hundred for a box of color transparency to feed it. We did our own nitrogen burst hand-developing in the E2-E6 era.

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JordanRules  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:37:50am

re: #142 William Lewis

Definitely used to pone not being sweetened either, much like hot water cornbread.

virginialiving.com
Cornpone Versus Cornbread

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:38:49am

re: #135 Barefoot Grin

“I’ve got an Erector Set!”

Reminds me of a time sitting around with some friends who were forming a band. We were throwing out names for said new band. One of my contributions was “Erector Set.” I thought it was damn good!

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:41:22am

re: #151 JordanRules

Definitely used to pone not being sweetened either, much like hot water cornbread.

virginialiving.com
Cornpone Versus Cornbread

If the recipe started with Civil War soldiers, the proper ingredients were corn and whatever the foragers could liberate from the locals.

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JordanRules  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:43:30am

re: #153 Decatur Deb

I strongly suspect it pre-dated the CW. I’d always grown up thinking it had roots from the original Americans.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:43:43am

re: #149 Nyet

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Did Orwell ever comment on Rand I wonder.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:44:49am

My new years resolutoin of reading more is working. On my third and fourth books already: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and With Their Backs to the Mountains, a book about the Carpatho-Rusyns, the stateless people I’m descended from on my mother’s mother’s side.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:44:57am

re: #154 JordanRules

I strongly suspect it pre-dated the CW. I’d always grown up thinking it had roots from the original Americans.

And that takes us into the exciting world of hominy.

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JordanRules  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:45:10am

Lest we get confused, Kelly reduced the memo to bullets and then KellyANN read it to the dumbass.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:45:21am

re: #151 JordanRules

Definitely used to pone not being sweetened either, much like hot water cornbread.

virginialiving.com
Cornpone Versus Cornbread

Thinking about it, my yankee (New York State) ancestors were on the last leg of the triangle trade so sugar would have been relatively cheap and plentiful. So out of the same evil trade, the south got labor and the north got sweets… ? o_O

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Frenchy  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:49:05am

re: #158 JordanRules

American disgrace is right. FFS he sounds like a small child. What an embarrassment.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:51:35am

re: #155 HappyWarrior

Did Orwell ever comment on Rand I wonder.

Doubtful - she was barely known in the US before his death. Even the movie of “The Fountainhead” had only just come out before he died. No, even if he’d heard of her he’d just have written her off as the kind of crank that was the worst of the capitalists.

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JordanRules  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:51:43am

re: #159 William Lewis

Then apparently the South decided to pour ALL their sugar into….tea.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:52:30am

re: #69 goddamnedfrank

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There are two Sears department stores in Northern NJ. Both are being shuttered and turned into something else.

Sears is a wasteland thanks to the incompetence of a billionaire owner whose views on running a business involve profiting from layoffs and selling off parts to others, and then watching his own value diminish because he’s wasted away whatever value was left.

Destroy brands like Lands End, Craftsman, and Kenmore. Hope that selling the real estate will cover his costs, and maintain his net worth (it hasn’t).

It’s a circle the drain situation, and JC Penney is doing pretty much the same thing.

It didn’t have to be that way. Both companies were industry leaders in mail order, and they completely overlooked the Internet. Had they taken to the internet quickly, they would have had the edge on Amazon because they already had the distribution chain to do everything from same day service to handling durable good sales.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:54:47am

re: #161 William Lewis

Doubtful - she was barely known in the US before his death. Even the movie of “The Fountainhead” had only just come out before he died. No, even if he’d heard of her he’d just have written her off as the kind of crank that was the worst of the capitalists.

Yeah he died in 1950 and the movie as you say came out just before he died. IIRC, her philosophy started becoming more widespread in the 60’s after he died. She was a crank of the worst kind.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:55:43am

re: #162 JordanRules

Then apparently the South decided to pour ALL their sugar into….tea.

Not there’s anything wrong with that.*

*Most Southern thing about me is how I like my tea.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:55:57am

re: #158 JordanRules

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Lest we get confused, Kelly reduced the memo to bullets and then KellyANN read it to the dumbass.

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dangerman  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:56:09am

re: #151 JordanRules

Definitely used to pone not being sweetened either, much like hot water cornbread.

virginialiving.com
Cornpone Versus Cornbread

transplanted new yorker living in florida, my hoecakes are not sweetened

the core of the recipe is like corn dodgers (cornmeal, salt, water, butter or oil)

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:57:09am

re: #130 I cannot.

Get the to Caldor of Hell. Not quite as big the tourist attraction Gates of Hell, but River Styx runs through it…

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dangerman  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:57:44am

re: #166 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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this:
You wouldn’t need to lie like this if you were innocent.

over and over and over and over (and over) again

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:58:39am

re: #163 lawhawk

There are two Sears department stores in Northern NJ. Both are being shuttered and turned into something else.

Sears is a wasteland thanks to the incompetence of a billionaire owner whose views on running a business involve profiting from layoffs and selling off parts to others, and then watching his own value diminish because he’s wasted away whatever value was left.

Destroy brands like Lands End, Craftsman, and Kenmore. Hope that selling the real estate will cover his costs, and maintain his net worth (it hasn’t).

It’s a circle the drain situation, and JC Penney is doing pretty much the same thing.

It didn’t have to be that way. Both companies were industry leaders in mail order, and they completely overlooked the Internet. Had they taken to the internet quickly, they would have had the edge on Amazon because they already had the distribution chain to do everything from same day service to handling durable good sales.

Our full-bore Sears died a couple years ago and has resurfaced as a very small display room in another part of town. For a while, Sears/Craftsman was merging with the 2 K-Mart retail spaces, and then they went under. At one time Sears personnel were very knowledgeable, especially in the tool area. At the end they could barely find their way across the store.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:58:41am

re: #136 Flying Squirrel Girl

Jesus. The President of the United States doesn’t know the difference between their and there.

He doesn’t know the difference between fact and fiction.

That’s a much more troublesome situation.

That there’s no one around him to correct his grammar (or fact check anything else the WH is producing in communications), is a huge problem. They keep producing crap full of errors.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:59:29am

I just want to shout when I hear the Trumpers whining about Rosenstein- TRUMP APPOINTED HIM. They really think that Trump is a pathetic innocent victim of a conspiracy. Dumb fools.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:00:15am

re: #163 lawhawk

There are two Sears department stores in Northern NJ. Both are being shuttered and turned into something else.

Sears is a wasteland thanks to the incompetence of a billionaire owner whose views on running a business involve profiting from layoffs and selling off parts to others, and then watching his own value diminish because he’s wasted away whatever value was left.

Destroy brands like Lands End, Craftsman, and Kenmore. Hope that selling the real estate will cover his costs, and maintain his net worth (it hasn’t).

It’s a circle the drain situation, and JC Penney is doing pretty much the same thing.

It didn’t have to be that way. Both companies were industry leaders in mail order, and they completely overlooked the Internet. Had they taken to the internet quickly, they would have had the edge on Amazon because they already had the distribution chain to do everything from same day service to handling durable good sales.

Sears, Pennys, & K-Mart will be the next generations “What NOT to do to Succeed In Business!” touchstones. A close second would be Borders Books.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:00:18am

re: #170 Decatur Deb

Our full-bore Sears died a couple years ago and has resurfaced as a very small display room in another part of town. For a while, Sears/Craftsman was merging with the 2 K-Mart retail spaces, and then they went under. At one time Sears personnel were very knowledgeable, especially in the tool area. At the end they could barely find their way across the store.

Yeah, they fired all the qualified folks (because they were more costly) and those left had no idea what they were selling.

Kmart is soon to follow Sears, and for the same reasons (same idiot owner).

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:00:55am
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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:01:41am

re: #165 HappyWarrior

Not there’s anything wrong with that.*

*Most Southern thing about me is how I like my tea.

Shudder.

Hot, strong, black & unadulterated is the only way a Cuppa of tea should be.

No milk, no sugar, no lemon.

Maybe a spot of honey if you have the flu but that’s it.

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:03:30am

re: #163 lawhawk

Know someone who was a Sears VP, who read the writing on the wall and got out of Dodge. Don’t know if he was a serious liberal before that experience, but he sure is now.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:03:33am

re: #176 William Lewis

Shudder.

Hot, strong, black & unadulterated is the only way a Cuppa of tea should be.

No milk, no sugar, no lemon.

Maybe a spot of honey if you have the flu but that’s it.

Long ago I’d always put sugar in my tea. One day I forgot to, and it was fine, so I haven’t used sugar in it since.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:03:40am

re: #176 William Lewis

Shudder.

Hot, strong, black & unadulterated is the only way a Cuppa of tea should be.

No milk, no sugar, no lemon.

Maybe a spot of honey if you have the flu but that’s it.

Oh man I love milk, sugar, lemon, or honey in it. But hey different strokes.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:04:13am

At one time (1920s-1940s?) you could buy one of several models of house from Sears. It would arrive in pre-cut kit form on a couple trucks. Well-executed examples still bring good prices on regional housing markets.

That reflects a 19th Cent practice of shipping pre-fab cast iron/glass industrial buildings. Watervliet Arsenal near Albany still has a machine shop, now on the National Register.

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:04:46am

re: #166 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Propaganda from the now-totally-corrupt Republican party can’t stop law enforcement no matter how much the delusional. radicalized-right wants it to.

That’s a challenge.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:05:16am

re: #179 HappyWarrior

Oh man I love milk, sugar, lemon, or honey in it. But hey different strokes.

Oh I know. Probably should have had a couple of //// in there.

I get Yorkshire Red from England for my tea and I find it really does taste wonderful just on it’s own.

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calochortus  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:05:44am

re: #163 lawhawk

There are two Sears department stores in Northern NJ. Both are being shuttered and turned into something else.

Sears is a wasteland thanks to the incompetence of a billionaire owner whose views on running a business involve profiting from layoffs and selling off parts to others, and then watching his own value diminish because he’s wasted away whatever value was left.

Destroy brands like Lands End, Craftsman, and Kenmore. Hope that selling the real estate will cover his costs, and maintain his net worth (it hasn’t).

It’s a circle the drain situation, and JC Penney is doing pretty much the same thing.

It didn’t have to be that way. Both companies were industry leaders in mail order, and they completely overlooked the Internet. Had they taken to the internet quickly, they would have had the edge on Amazon because they already had the distribution chain to do everything from same day service to handling durable good sales.

The CEO also thought it was a great plan to pit different departments in the stores against each other. Nothing says business success like encouraging backstabbing in your retail units.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:06:19am

re: #182 William Lewis

Oh I know. Probably should have had a couple of //// in there.

I get Yorkshire Red from England for my tea and I find it really does taste wonderful just on it’s own.

I do love Chai on its own. But I like making my tea and coffee extra sweet since it’s usually my only daily source of sugars since I only have desserts on Sunday.

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calochortus  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:07:14am

re: #179 HappyWarrior

Oh man I love milk, sugar, lemon, or honey in it. But hey different strokes.

I prefer my tea unadulterated, but I’ve developed a sensitive tongue and the tannins don’t play nice with it without a little milk, so…

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austin_blue  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:07:23am


@realDonaldTrump
This memo totally vindicates “Trump” in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace!
8:40 AM - Feb 3, 2018
28,949 28,949 Replies 13,098 13,098 Retweets 44,087 44,087 likes

“I’ve read the memo and there’s no their there.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:08:40am

The only American disgrace is him.

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JordanRules  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:08:53am

re: #176 William Lewis

Yup, straight up! Adding some honey today because I do in fact have the flu.

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:09:21am

re: #176 William Lewis

Shudder.

Hot, strong, black & unadulterated is the only way a Cuppa of tea should be.

No milk, no sugar, no lemon.

Maybe a spot of honey if you have the flu but that’s it.

My pop taught me: coffee black, whiskey straight. Extrapolated to tea straight as necessary.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:09:26am

re: #121 BigPapa

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So has Mr. Devil’s Doorbell hooked up with Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin yet?

Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin

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austin_blue  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:14:24am

re: #190 Joe Bacon 🌹

So has Mr. Devil’s Doorbell hooked up with Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin yet?

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Video

Fappy. That’s just…bizarre.

Gilbert Gottfried:

“If masturbation was a crime, I’d be on death row.”

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calochortus  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:14:59am

re: #189 retired cynic

My pop taught me: coffee black, whiskey straight. Extrapolated to tea straight as necessary.

I thought you were supposed to put a little water in whiskey?
Of course, I don’t really like whiskey, so if you have a bottle of good whiskey that you feel you should split with someone, I’m a good choice since I’ll leave it all for you.

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The Major  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:15:41am

re: #188 JordanRules

Yup, straight up! Adding some honey today because I do in fact have the flu.

There’s only one non-medical cure for the flu: Chartreuse.

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:17:12am

re: #192 calochortus

Well, yes, a small amount of water does bring out the best in the whiskey, but it spoils the saying! //

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:18:02am

re: #163 lawhawk

Kodak invented the digital camera and didn’t think it would catch on.

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calochortus  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:18:29am

re: #194 retired cynic

Well, yes, a small amount of water does bring out the best in the whiskey, but it spoils the saying! //

So you just sneak it in while preserving ideological purity in the saying? Good choice.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:18:55am

re: #192 calochortus

I thought you were supposed to put a little water in whiskey?
Of course, I don’t really like whiskey, so if you have a bottle of good whiskey that you feel you should split with someone, I’m a good choice since I’ll leave it all for you.

There is an argument that a drop or three of water helps release some of the esters in the beverage that will make it taste and smell better. But even then, we’re not talking about half water like too many people do.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:19:26am

re: #195 Ace Rothstein

Kodak invented the digital camera and didn’t think it would catch on.

The pioneers get the arrows, settlers get the farms.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:21:24am

re: #195 Ace Rothstein

Kodak invented the digital camera and didn’t think it would catch on.

Kodak… if it wasn’t for Hollyweird suddenly deciding they liked the look of analog again, they’d already be dead and gone with a stake through the heart…

And don’t even get me going on the horror show of incompetence that was Xerox in handling what the Palo Alta campus handed their management.

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The Major  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:22:14am

re: #163 lawhawk

Sad to say that I was on the inside when the Sears CEO Alan Lacy made the fateful decision to sell Sears Credit to Citi, which would then lead to it’s merger with KMart to create Sears Holdings. Back when that happened, I likened it to two sick cats mating in hopes that a healthy kitten would arise. Instead, Fast Eddie does what we always does - asset strips what he holds and leaves nothing behind for its shareholders.

We always suspected that there was some deal on the side between Lacy and Lampert to make this happen - and the more we’re seeing of the destruction of Sears the more that’s starting to ring true.

Ironically enough, Sears was THE ultimate catalog store much like Amazon is today - the only difference is that today Amazon’s catalog is online, whereas Sears mailed their’s out.

How sad.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:23:03am

re: #195 Ace Rothstein

Kodak invented the digital camera and didn’t think it would catch on.

Like Hewlett-Packard and the personal computer. The HP bigwigs figured no one would have any real need to use a computer at home.

Oops.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:24:18am

re: #183 calochortus

The CEO also thought it was a great plan to pit different departments in the stores against each other. Nothing says business success like encouraging backstabbing in your retail units.

The Sears owner is an Ayn Rand ideologue. It is not surprising that the business failed. It is sad that so many innocents are suffering — but nothing would give me more pleasure than his losing every cent he has. Wait — that’s not quite true. Trump,Pence, Ryan, and McConnell ending up in prison for treason would actually give me more pleasure.

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The Major  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:25:33am

re: #202 Hecuba’s daughter

Trump,Pence, Ryan, and McConnell ending up in prison for treason would actually give me more pleasure.

Prison would be too good for them. A tumbrel ride? Now ya got something….

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:26:26am

Didn’t IBM invent the mouse?

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:27:04am

re: #202 Hecuba’s daughter

You can have both if you like.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:28:09am

re: #200 The Major

The boss I mentioned above didn’t make his bones as a photographer, but as a Sears industrial illustrator in the 1930s-40s. At the turn of the 20th Cent, the Sears catalog was drawn, and set the standard for realism in still life rendering.

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The Major  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:29:32am

re: #204 Ace Rothstein

Didn’t IBM invent the mouse?

Wikipedia’s article on computer mice seems to want to focus on the mouse being a Xerox PARC artifact:

The Xerox Alto was one of the first computers designed for individual use in 1973 and is regarded as the first modern computer to utilize a mouse.[32] Inspired by PARC’s Alto, the Lilith, a computer which had been developed by a team around Niklaus Wirth at ETH Zürich between 1978 and 1980, provided a mouse as well. The third marketed version of an integrated mouse shipped as a part of a computer and intended for personal computer navigation came with the Xerox 8010 Star in 1981.

Personally, I use thumb-based trackballs.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:31:43am

re: #201 Dr Lizardo

Like Hewlett-Packard and the personal computer. The HP bigwigs figured no one would have any real need to use a computer at home.

Oops.

Especially since the engineer of that PC was a gent by the name of Steve Wozniak…

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garzooma  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:32:50am

re: #204 Ace Rothstein

Didn’t IBM invent the mouse?

That was part of the “horror show of incompetence that was Xerox” mentioned earlier.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:33:26am

re: #204 Ace Rothstein

Didn’t IBM invent the mouse?

Nope. From Wiki:

Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) has been credited in published books by Thierry Bardini,[11] Paul Ceruzzi,[12] Howard Rheingold,[13] and several others[14][15][16] as the inventor of the computer mouse. Engelbart was also recognized as such in various obituary titles after his death in July 2013.[17][18][19][20]

en.wikipedia.org

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:34:02am

How Nazi offspring dealt with their family’s hellish histories.

Imagine discovering that your loving parent is actually a genocidal monster. In the new book “Children of Nazis” (Arcade), out Tuesday, author Tania Crasnianski presents the people who were forced to face up to this terrible truth.

Some children of Nazi leaders such as Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Goring and Rudolf Hess couldn’t stop loving their doting dads, spending their lives trying to repair their fathers’ reputations, while others shunned all memory of their parent, knowing they could never accept their atrocities.

“The difference is due to the link they had with their fathers,” says Crasnianski. “Some, like Gudrun Himmler, were very close to their fathers, really in love with them. Niklas Frank’s father, Hans, was very distant. The more you have distance, the easier it is to judge.”

nypost.com

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:42:18am

Kinda late to the Amazon thread, just like I was late on ordering from Amazon.

First order was in 2004 , the book Modelling Molecular Structures , 2nd Edition by Alan Hinchliffe

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calochortus  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:42:33am

re: #202 Hecuba’s daughter

The Sears owner is an Ayn Rand ideologue. It is not surprising that the business failed. It is sad that so many innocents are suffering — but nothing would give me more pleasure than his losing every cent he has. Wait — that’s not quite true. Trump,Pence, Ryan, and McConnell ending up in prison for treason would actually give me more pleasure.

Yes, yes. That would be lovely.

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:44:34am

I also filed my taxes, noticed something for you guys who may want to buy an electric car that is eligible for a tax credit, or install a charging station that is eligible for a tax credit.

The credit only applies up to the amount you owe. Guess who may decide to under-withhold some year?

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:45:30am

It is really amazing how often big biz misses the boat.

Xerox Alto - 1973. Unsupported by management it only sold 2000 systems. But it’s the Velvet Underground of computers - everyone who saw one started a new computer system and everything that is good on modern PC’s started there.

Apple 1 - turned down 5 times by HP

Even the IBM PC succeeded despite itself - the design was specifically crippled to prevent it from competing with their mini computers. DEC did the same thing but without the accidental success with with their Rainbow (a PC almost compatable) and DEC Professional (A PDP-11 in a PC case. Actually pretty neat & I’d love to get one)

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:45:43am

re: #214 BlueSpotinAL

Looks like I just installed a charging station in my garage…

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:50:18am

re: #215 William Lewis

It is really amazing how often big biz misses the boat.

Xerox Alto - 1973. Unsupported by management it only sold 2000 systems. But it’s the Velvet Underground of computers - everyone who saw one started a new computer system and everything that is good on modern PC’s started there.

Apple 1 - turned down 5 times by HP

Even the IBM PC succeeded despite itself - the design was specifically crippled to prevent it from competing with their mini computers. DEC did the same thing but without the accidental success with with their Rainbow (a PC almost compatable) and DEC Professional (A PDP-11 in a PC case. Actually pretty neat & I’d love to get one)

The story I always heard about Xerox was that upper management was so afraid that the PC would lead to a paperless society, they had no interest in pursuing the new technology since it would damage their cash cow. That is why innovation often begins with small companies that are unfettered by existing products that would compete with new products.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:50:37am

Yo memo so thin, Donald Trump combed it over.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:54:43am

re: #195 Ace Rothstein

Kodak invented the digital camera and didn’t think it would catch on.

Just like Xerox developed the first PC with a GUI and thought it would go nowhere or Sears deciding that going on the internet to sell goods wasn’t feasible…

ALL three cases, Why?

Answer—Because the MBA’s running those companies at that time were trained to make maximizing short term profits their #1 priority!

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:59:42am

re: #199 William Lewis

Kodak… if it wasn’t for Hollyweird suddenly deciding they liked the look of analog again, they’d already be dead and gone with a stake through the heart

Well, I have learned that story in detail from friends. Hollyweird does not like film. Pretty much rather you just go get Reds or Arri (if you are big budget) and nice glass and have at it with your DP and DIT guys for the look. But digital has massive hidden costs. But some very powerful and capable film makers insist. And those guys made it stick, bless ‘em.

8mm is coming back and a lot of film is 16mm that becomes cable or TV drama.

So there is that.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:02:29am

re: #220 Unshaken Defiance

Well, I have learned that story in detail from friends. Hollyweird does not like film. Pretty much rather you just go get Reds or Arri (if you are big budget) and nice glass and have at it with your DP and DIT guys for the look. But digital has massive hidden costs. But some very powerful and capable film makers insist. And those guys made it stick, bless ‘em.

8mm is coming back and a lot of film is 16mm that becomes cable or TV drama.

So there is that.

Interesting.

In the end though, I’m trying to figure out how to adapt my 4x5 field camera to digital for free or low cost simply because I don’t trust Kodak, Foma, or any of the others to outlive me & I’m already 54…

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:05:23am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:09:51am

re: #222 Dave In Austin

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Doorbell.

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Jay C  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:10:16am

re: #197 William Lewis

There is an argument that a drop or three of water helps release some of the esters in the beverage that will make it taste and smell better. But even then, we’re not talking about half water like too many people do.

My former boss (English) used to make disdainful remarks about my barbaric colonial habit of pouring my whisky* over a medium ice cube to chill/dilute it just enough to bring out the aroma/taste: but of course, doctored HIS via a small pour of pre-chilled water from the fridge. The difference escaped me - although the extensive testing required to see which method was better was quite rigorously conducted….

*single-malt Scotches generally.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:12:05am
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The Major  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:15:21am

re: #224 Jay C

My former boss (English) used to make disdainful remarks about my barbaric colonial habit of pouring my whisky* over a medium ice cube to chill/dilute it just enough to bring out the aroma/taste

One of the guys who I used to work with used to work for Royal Dutch Shell - he recounted one of the bosses favorite sayings: “If you aren’t Dutch, you aren’t worth much.”

Well, since I’m half-Dutch (from my mother) I wonder what kind of flack I would get from him - especially since I know how to cuss in his native tongue….

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:16:34am

re: #221 William Lewis

Interesting.

In the end though, I’m trying to figure out how to adapt my 4x5 field camera to digital for free or low cost simply because I don’t trust Kodak, Foma, or any of the others to outlive me & I’m already 54…

I think you will be okay with film. Big sensors big bucks. hey I gotta look up the 4x5 footprint on 65mm stock…

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The Major  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:18:04am

re: #227 Unshaken Defiance

I don’t trust Kodak, Foma, or any of the others to outlive me & I’m already 54…

I still miss Panatomic-X developed in Rodinal….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:18:58am

re: #225 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Weird cryptocurrency cult wants to turn the ruins of Puerto Rico into Libertarian Disneyland (NYT)

Great!

They failed with Minerva, then came the Galt’s Gulch failure in Chile and they still ignore what’s going on in Somalia.

Some folks just float up up up in the rarified air of libertarianism that they will never rest until they build their ultimate Laissez Fairyland…that will once again faw down and go boom…

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:19:19am

re: #228 The Major

Is Ilford still solid product and healthy?

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:19:54am

re: #230 Unshaken Defiance

Is Ilford still solid product and healthy?

They have a website. ilfordphoto.com

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:23:31am

re: #227 Unshaken Defiance

I think you will be okay with film. Big sensors big bucks. hey I gotta look up the 4x5 footprint on 65mm stock…

Actually it looks like it’s going to be easy enough but the reality is that it’ll be a hell of a crop from the 135mm normal on 4x5 down to the 1” sensor on my Olympus E-P3.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:25:27am

re: #228 The Major

I still miss Panatomic-X developed in Rodinal….

Plus-X at EI400 in Diafine.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:25:47am

re: #231 Ace Rothstein

Yes, nice one too. I just have not followed them in years. I hope they are solid business wise. Heh, this being in the thread with Sears and Kodak.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:32:58am

re: #229 Joe Bacon 🌹

Great!

They failed with Minerva, then came the Galt’s Gulch failure in Chile and they still ignore what’s going on in Somalia.

Some folks just float up up up in the rarified air of libertarianism that they will never rest until they build their ultimate Laissez Fairyland…that will once again faw down and go boom…

Has no one learned anything from Bioshock?

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:33:16am

re: #223 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Doorbell.

I hate Jack….. Just woke up.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:34:35am

re: #232 William Lewis

That should be interesting, I saw a guy trying that with a cell phone, lol. Have you seen the brass lens onto older DSLR hacks?

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JordanRules  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:35:22am
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Jay C  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:36:34am

re: #229 Joe Bacon 🌹

Great!

They failed with Minerva, then came the Galt’s Gulch failure in Chile and they still ignore what’s going on in Somalia.

Some folks just float up up up in the rarified air of libertarianism that they will never rest until they build their ultimate Laissez Fairyland…that will once again faw down and go boom…

And that grandiose “Free Port” project in Honduras in (?) 2010.
Basically the only difference with the latest PR plan is that it seems to be being financed by “cryptocurrency”. Real stability, there.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:36:35am

re: #235 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Has no one learned anything from Bioshock?

Ask the Economics Department faculty at Pitt when I did my undergrad work in the 70’s when they divided into two camps—Milton Friedman’s monetarists on one side and Murray Rothbard Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarians on the other side.

According to the Rothbardites, Libertarianism cannot fail, it can only be failed by those who do not implement it all the way…

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:37:46am

re: #237 Unshaken Defiance

That should be interesting, I saw a guy trying that with a cell phone, lol. Have you seen the brass lens onto older DSLR hacks?

Yep. The Lomo nuts have new made ones available (for silly amounts of money) in both Canon EOS & Nikon F mounts too.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:39:13am

re: #238 JordanRules

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My last paycheck went DOWN!

Why?

My Kaiser health insurance premium went up by 18%.

THANKS, SHITTLER!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:39:39am

re: #240 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ask the Economics Department faculty at Pitt when I did my undergrad work in the 80’s when they divided into two camps—Milton Friedman’s monetarists on one side and Murray Rothbard Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarians on the other side.

According to the Rothbardites, Libertarianism cannot fail, it can only be failed by those who do not implement it all the way…

Just like any extremist -ism.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:39:58am

re: #238 JordanRules

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And you could have given them even more if you weren’t so into being the Koch’s butt boy.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:40:49am

I’ve seen a lot of the wingnuts distort Pelosi’s quote about the tax cut being peanuts. She was talking about how the tax cut for the middle class is peanuts compared to what the wealthy aka the dickheads that run the GOP got and she was right.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:41:09am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:41:43am

I tried the painters tape squares on my 3D printer. The PLA barely stuck to the tape at all. I went back to using glue-stick, and taped my glass base plate down at every corner. I’m trying to print a cleaner police box over the next couple of days. 3D printing is Sloooooow.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:41:44am

re: #240 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ask the Economics Department faculty at Pitt when I did my undergrad work in the 70’s when they divided into two camps—Milton Friedman’s monetarists on one side and Murray Rothbard Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarians on the other side.

According to the Rothbardites, Libertarianism cannot fail, it can only be failed by those who do not implement it all the way…

Economists could spend more time in the real world especially those types. They spend so much time about their theories that they don’t care about real world application.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:42:01am

re: #246 Belafon

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Damn.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:42:48am

re: #234 Unshaken Defiance

How abut Agfa? Are they still around?

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:44:45am

re: #249 HappyWarrior

Damn.

Dallas has been hit pretty hard this season. There have been 54 deaths in the county due to flu.

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Nyet  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:45:01am

re: #235 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Has no one learned anything from Bioshock?

People haven’t even learned from USSR, what do you expect a game to do…

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:45:39am

re: #238 JordanRules

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Jay C  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:45:40am

re: #238 JordanRules

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Is that seriously Speaker Of The House Ryan’s twitter? BRAGGING about somebody getting a $78 per year tax “break”?? I mean, it’s nice that Ms. Secretary from Lancaster has, in effect, gotten the government to pay for her Costco membership: but her purchasing power there (or anywhere else) is still the same.

Standard Republican economics: flash-bang the average taxpayer with a highly-publicized pittance, in the hopes that they won’t notice the avalanche of new cash flowing to the already-wealthy. Unfortunately, it seems to work more often than not.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:46:04am

re: #251 Belafon

Dallas has been hit pretty hard this season. There have been 54 deaths in the county due to flu.

Awful. Something to think about the next time I see a meme about how socialism is the most awful thing ever because of Venezuela when we got our own problems. Not that Venezuela doesn’t but I saw a story about a former baseball player dying of pneumonia used as you’d about expect.

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:46:35am

re: #100 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Squirrel!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:47:01am

re: #248 HappyWarrior

Economists could spend more time in the real world especially those types. They spend so much time about their theories that they don’t care about real world application.

Happy this is what happens when Richard Mellon Scaife poured enough cash into Pitt to turn it into a right wing incubator of KKKonservative thought.

Still remember when the Pittsburgh City Council amended their anti-discrimination ordinance and Pitt refused to obey it. Pitt REFUSED to provide benefits to same sex couples. They went so far as to go to the State Legislature to get an exception to that ordinance and it was signed into law by then Governor Tom Ridge.

Which is why whenever a flunky from Pitt calls and asks for $$$ I not only tell them NO, I bluntly explain that they could take their anti-same sex bias and shove it up their ass…

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:47:07am

re: #250 Ace Rothstein

How abut Agfa? Are they still around?

No. They went under awhile ago. The trademarks are being used by another company but Agfa itself is gone. FOMA is a great substitute though.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:48:12am

re: #257 Joe Bacon 🌹

Happy this is what happens when Richard Mellon Scaife poured enough cash into Pitt to turn it into a right wing incubator of KKKonservative thought.

Still remember when the Pittsburgh City Council amended their anti-discrimination ordinance and Pitt refused to obey it. Pitt REFUSED to provide benefits to same sex couples. They went so far as to go to the State Legislature to get an exception to that ordinance and it was signed into law by then Governor Tom Ridge.

Which is why whenever a flunky from Pitt calls and asks for $$$ I not only tell them NO, I bluntly explain that they could take their anti-same sex bias and shove it up their ass…

Damn that’s disappointing. My only grandparent with a college degree was a Pitt alumnus. Don’t be too hard on the kids though. They probably have no diea about that bit of the university’s history.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:49:22am

re: #254 Jay C

When the data is against you, pound on the anecdote.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:49:33am

re: #252 Nyet

People haven’t even learned from USSR, what do you expect a game to do…

I was joking, but games are closer to personal experiences than reading about the USSR.

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Nyet  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:51:41am

re: #261 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I was joking, but games are closer to personal experiences than reading about the USSR.

Hm.

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:52:06am

re: #121 BigPapa

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Well, well, well..I learned sumptin; new today.

The Devil’s Doorbell™

Heh. If women touch it often, they will slowly go to hell.

Hmmm. What about men?

Asking for a friend.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:53:49am

re: #251 Belafon

Dallas has been hit pretty hard this season. There have been 54 deaths in the county due to flu.

I’m looking for the ages of the victims, but have only found ages for some of them who were children or over 65. I’d guess this isn’t a cytokine-storm version that hits people in their prime the hardest, so it’s odd that it would quickly kill a 45-year-old.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:54:08am

re: #263 ObserverArt

Well, well, well..I learned sumptin; new today.

The Devil’s Doorbell™

Heh. If women touch it often, they will slowly go to hell.

Hmmm. What about men?

Asking for a friend.

Steer your friend to Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin (see above) and tell them to avoid the Devil’s Playground!

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meteor  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:57:30am

Arsenal 3 - Everton 0. Arsenal’s goals were scored within about the first eighteen minutes.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:58:53am

re: #263 ObserverArt

Well, well, well..I learned sumptin; new today.

The Devil’s Doorbell™

Heh. If women touch it often, they will slowly go to hell.

Hmmm. What about men?

Asking for a friend.

The Devil’s Doorhandle?

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:00:47am


Based on your reporting, how far back does Russia’s interest in Trump go?

I think we can say, without being hyperbolic, that the Soviet government and its Russian successor really have tried to cultivate Donald Trump over a period of decades. And I think that to understand the story of Donald Trump and Russia you have to understand the story of the KGB and Soviet espionage. It’s not that they are geniuses. They’re not - they’re kind of opportunists, but they have methods they’ve tested over a period of time. They’ve always been interested in Americans because America is the chief enemy. You look at the kind of people they want to recruit and obviously Trump fits the bill, because of his personality, because of his narcissism, because of his corruptibility, because of his alleged adultery, his predilection for young women, allegedly. He’s the perfect guy.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:01:07am

re: #250 Ace Rothstein

I just took a peek, so far only found red sensitive industrial use films for contact printing.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:06:09am

Saturday Tide Pod challenge! Do I have enough of em to do all this laundry? :-/

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:08:02am

re: #173 William Lewis

Sears, Pennys, & K-Mart will be the next generations “What NOT to do to Succeed In Business!” touchstones. A close second would be Borders Books.

My biggie is Kodak.

My understanding is the guys who had developed Adobe Photoshop* tried to sell it to Kodak and were told they did not see a need for digital photo manipulation and correction software. Oops.

They were also late in digital cameras and never caught up only to lose out on the market. Oops.

*I am not sure, but I worked with a guy that was with the ‘spooks’ in the Naval Department back in the early 80s who said they worked with something similar and the Adobe guys might have gotten the initial idea from the work at the CIA/DOD.

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I cannot.  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:08:07am

So, apparently my medical benefit people think my blood pressure is too low, because I can’t seem to get them to REPLY TO A FUCKING CONTACT FORM.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:10:13am

“…Both the president’s public statements and his private actions make it clear that he is seeking nothing less than to destroy the institutions and norms that shield the Department of Justice from his direction. This is all the more pernicious considering the fact that his own campaign is under investigation for possible collusion with the Russians in their interference in the presidential election. He would take the reins of the FBI to protect himself and to deploy their immense investigative powers against his political opponents at will. "

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:13:36am

re: #176 William Lewis

Shudder.

Hot, strong, black & unadulterated is the only way a Cuppa of tea should be.

No milk, no sugar, no lemon.

Maybe a spot of honey if you have the flu but that’s it.

I agree. I now drink Celestial Seasonings Antioxidant Green Tea with White Tea (for a smooth flavor). I love the stuff.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:14:59am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:19:56am

This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry (NYT)
The actress is finally ready to talk about Harvey Weinstein.

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:23:45am

re: #224 Jay C

My former boss (English) used to make disdainful remarks about my barbaric colonial habit of pouring my whisky* over a medium ice cube to chill/dilute it just enough to bring out the aroma/taste: but of course, doctored HIS via a small pour of pre-chilled water from the fridge. The difference escaped me - although the extensive testing required to see which method was better was quite rigorously conducted….

*single-malt Scotches generally.

I mentioned here once that is how I like my Scotch. One single Ice Cube. Caught some hell for it…wasn’t pure enough. They agreed a spot of water was okay.

The time the drink lasts in my hands…the ice cube only melts a spot of water!

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:25:20am

I checked to see if the charging station tax credit was still going to exist… No dice, latest you could install was Dec 2016. :( Sorry, Shropshire Slasher.

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:29:50am

re: #228 The Major

I still miss Panatomic-X developed in Rodinal….

I think we’ve been on this subject before. I still loved the old Ilford B&W films and their print papers were good too. Something about them…I guess I liked the smoothness in the greyscales tones. Developed in Rodinal.

Interesting…I just did a search on Rodinal and found it is now marketed under the name Adox Adonal. This I did not know.

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:36:48am

re: #265 Joe Bacon 🌹

Steer your friend to Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin (see above) and tell them to avoid the Devil’s Playground!

Well, see, if you “help” someone it is no longer masturbation is it?

I guess it is the memories of the Catholic boy in me that loved to help keep those Catholic girls from going to hell.

Doing God’s work…not the Devil’s.

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Nyet  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:42:16am

re: #268 jaunte

The expert on Putin Masha Gessen on Harding:

meduza.io

On the other hand, we usually have non-fiction bestsellers - they are smart books of the type that I wrote, but not the one I wrote. (Laughs.) And now, in the New York Times list of bestsellers in the first place is a crazy book by Luke Harding, in which he proves that Trump is an agent of the Kremlin. Because in 1987 Trump went to the Soviet Union, and his trip was organized by Inturist, and this - there’s no prize for guessing - was a KGB outfit, respectively, Trump is an agent of the Kremlin. I do not exaggerate, it is written in black and white.

Seems like LH is a bit on the CT side.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:52:59am

re: #134 Dr Lizardo

At its height, the original Montgomery Ward was one of the largest retailers in the United States. After its demise, the familiarity of its brand meant its name, corporate logo, and advertising were still considered valuable intangible assets. In 2004, catalog marketer Direct Marketing Services Inc. (DMSI), an Iowa-based direct marketing company, purchased much of the intellectual property assets of the former Wards, including the “Montgomery Ward” and “Wards” trademarks, for an undisclosed amount of money.[32]

The DMSI version of Montgomery Ward was not the same company as the original. The company did not honor obligations of the previous company, such as gift cards and items sold with a lifetime guarantee. David Milgrom, then president of the firm, said in an interview with the Associated Press: “We’re rebuilding the brand, and we want to do it right.”

en.wikipedia.org

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:56:37am

re: #134 Dr Lizardo

Montgomery Ward’s is still around - it’s an internet shop these days.

wards.com

Not the same company, just a new(er) one that bought the trademarks of the “old” Ward’s.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 11:06:38am

re: #281 Nyet

She’s sarcastic, but I’m not sure if she is making a solid argument that Trump could never be compromised by Russian intelligence.


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Brandi Carlile - the Joke (Official Video) From the album "By The Way, I Forgive You" available now. elektrar.ec Directed by Danny Clinch Produced by Lindha Narvaez for MILKT Choreography by Peter Leung Ballet sequence filmed by Middle Table Productions Connect with Brandi: brandicarlile.com facebook.com @brandicarlile ...
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School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Belonged to White Supremacist GroupThis my surprised face.... BREAKING: Nikolas Cruz, alleged perpetrator in the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was associated with white supremacist group Republic of Florida & participated in the group’s training exercises, according to the group’s leader. More info: ...
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Your Medicine Cabinet Knows What AIls Youblog.timesunion.com HOFFMAN FILESYour medicine cabinet knows what ails you.By Rob Hoffman on February 15, 2018 at 5:27 AM1We all fancy ourselves experts when it comes to the human condition. We see our fellow human beings as open books, and we ...
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A.G. Schneiderman Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against the Weinstein Companies, Harvey Weinstein, and Robert Weinstein NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today filed suit against The Weinstein Company (“TWC”), Harvey Weinstein, and Robert Weinstein for egregious violations of New York’s civil rights, human rights, and business laws. The suit, filed ...
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