A Fantastic 4-Song Live Performance by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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Here’s a great live performance from 2014 by great songwriter Jason Isbell with his excellent band The 400 Unit, in Seattle’s KEXP studio.

kexp.org presents Jason Isbell performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded September 10, 2013.

Songlist:
Flying Over Water
Live Oak
Different Days
Stockholm

Host: Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Shelly Corbett & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Justin Wilmore

photo thumbnail by Matthew Thompson

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:40:06pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:40:58pm

I want to make this a thing. Send a buck fifty to that Randian bastard with an appropriate note on what you think he should do with your generous raise that you are giving back to him. Let’s let him know how truly grateful we are.

#sendabuckfiftytopaulryan

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:42:35pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:47:55pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:48:19pm

The lyrics of “Flying Over Water” are amazingly powerful. Jason has a real gift.

From the sky we look so organized and brave

Walls that make up barricades and graves

Daddy’s little empire built by hands and built by slaves

From the sky we look so organized and brave



In the heat I saw you rising from the dirt

Drunken tears and tugging at your skirt

If only you could tell me then what part of you got hurt

In the heat I saw you rising from the dirt 



Take my hand, baby we’re over land

I know flying over water makes you cry

Where’s that liquor cart?

Maybe we shouldn’t start

But I can’t for the life of me say why



From the sky the highway’s straight as it could be

A string pulled tight from home to Tennessee

And still somehow those ditches took a better part of me

From the sky the highway’s straight as it could be



Take my hand, baby we’re over land

I know flying over water makes you cry

Been in the sky so long

Feels like a long way home

But I can’t for the life of me say why



Do we leave our love behind?

Would we leave our love behind?

Did we leave our love behind?

Would we leave our love behind?



Take my hand, baby we’re over land

I know flying over water makes you cry

Been in the sky so long

Seems like the long way home

But I can’t for the life of me say why



Did we leave our love behind?

Did we leave our love behind?

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:50:18pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Gorgeous.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:51:25pm

Repeated from the last thread, because I’m slow:

re: #324 Patricia Kayden

I hope Democrats say exactly what you just laid out so succinctly in all the Sunday talk shows. Our side needs to push back harder. They need to just come out and say “Carter Page is a spy for Russia who deserved to be under government surveillance. Period.” Repeat that over and over again. Go on the offensive with the truth.

Are Democrats invited?

The way I’ve heard Sunday political shows go is:

When Democrats are in power, we need nothing but Republicans, so they can explain the opposition position.

When Republicans are in power, we need nothing but Republicans, so they can explain the majority position.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:51:44pm

I don’t tweet much, but proud of this one.

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scottslemmons  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:52:51pm

re: #4 Scottish Dragon

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Better to send the buck-fifty to Iron Stache.

Someone else already had the idea:

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:55:13pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:55:21pm

re: #2 Scottish Dragon

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I want to make this a thing. Send a buck fifty to that Randian bastard with an appropriate note on what you think he should do with your generous raise that you are giving back to him. Let’s let him know how truly grateful we are.

#sendabuckfiftytopaulryan

I’m not sending $1.50 to Paul Ryan or any other libertarian.

Ryan makes plenty enough as House Speaker working only Tuesday through Thursday, while he’s busy trying to tank my VA Disability and the Social Security I am eligible for in a few years.

I’ll send him a bill for a $1.50 though, since his tax break does nothing at all for me.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 5:58:33pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:00:05pm

re: #2 Scottish Dragon

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I want to make this a thing. Send a buck fifty to that Randian bastard with an appropriate note on what you think he should do with your generous raise that you are giving back to him. Let’s let him know how truly grateful we are.

#sendabuckfiftytopaulryan

Hell, NO!

That whore got $500,000 from the Koch Brothers after they got their WELFARE CHECK from the Government.

I wouldn’t even give Paul Ryan the discharge from my parathyroid glands…

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:00:35pm

re: #11 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not sending $1.50 to Paul Ryan or any other libertarian.

Ryan makes plenty enough as House Speaker working only Tuesday through Thursday, while he’s busy trying to tank my VA Disability and the Social Security I am eligible for in a few years.

I’ll send him a bill for a $1.50 though, since his tax break does nothing at all for me.

I just want the insult entertainment value of it, and that’s worth a buck fifty.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:01:03pm

Today’s Google Doodle:

Elizabeth Blackwell’s 197th Birthday.

She was the first woman in the USA to earn a medical degree.

Google is full of damn libtart feminists.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:01:07pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:01:11pm

It’s on sale

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:01:37pm

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hell, NO!

That whore got $500,000 fro the Koch Brothers after they got their WELFARE CHECK from the Government.

I wouldn’t even give Paul Ryan the discharge from my parathyroid glands…

In restaurant circles, I remember it used to be a thing that leaving a penny tip was a serious insult. Literally meant you were not worth a red cent. This is that same sort of thing.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:01:47pm

re: #7 Anymouse 🌹

Democrats get called to be on MSNBC news shows, at the very least. I can’t speak for the other channels since I don’t watch them. It’s frstrating if Democrats are being blocked out of news shows when we need to hear from the opposition.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:02:00pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

@Green_Footballs
The Wall Street Journal has become a pathetically schizoid company - a mostly legitimate news side paired with a rabidly right wing opinion side that gets more extreme every week.
7:19 PM - Feb 3, 2018
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Even before its affiliation with Murdoch, the WSJ editorial page was dishonest and deceitful trash. Their treatment of Dukakis was disgraceful. And it went downhill with Clinton. They have been extreme for at least the past 35 years. There is not a single writer on their editorial staff that is a decent human being — and nothing has changed in decades.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:02:46pm

re: #2 Scottish Dragon

Send it to Ryan’s Democratic party challenger.

That’s how you win.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:03:27pm

re: #2 Scottish Dragon

Hmmm. A better suggestion is to send that $1.50 to Ryan’s opponent and send a note to Ryan telling him you’ve done so.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:03:27pm

re: #21 lawhawk

Send it to Ryan’s Democratic party challenger.

That’s how you win.

Oh, I will send him more than a buck fifty.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:03:42pm

re: #22 Patricia Kayden

Hmmm. A better suggestion is to send that $1.50 to Ryan’s opponent and send a note to Ryan telling him you’ve done so.

That would work as well. Be sure sure to add heartfelt comment on what you really think of his raise.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:03:58pm

Carter Page. An example of Trump’s “extreme vetting”.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:04:06pm

re: #21 lawhawk

Send it to Ryan’s Democratic party challenger.

That’s how you win.

secure.actblue.com

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:04:15pm

re: #17 I Would Prefer Not To

Even a discount on spelling errors does not work for me.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:05:15pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

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Yep. And it explains why he was under government surveillance and thus justifies FISA’s actions. This isn’t rocket science and shouldn’t be hard to explain to rational people.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:06:16pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:08:53pm

Hashing this out over at Balloon juice. some people suggesting monopoly money or four cents, which is the one hour equivalent of a buck fifty a week raise.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:09:01pm

re: #28 Patricia Kayden

Yep. And it explains why he was under government surveillance and thus justifies FISA’s actions. This isn’t rocket science and shouldn’t be hard to explain to rational people.

The two Russian spies Page was working with at the time were arrested; that’s how we know Mr. Page was working with them (he allegedly turned over energy industry information to Russia). What we don’t know was whether the FBI or another intelligence agency turned Mr. Page to us.

The Nunes memo, if Page was now working with the USA, destroyed that asset (but conservatives are all about destroying intelligence assets to gain or maintain power - see Valerie Plame).

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Jay C  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:09:16pm

re: #28 Patricia Kayden

Yep. And it explains why he was under government surveillance and thus justifies FISA’s actions. This isn’t rocket science and shouldn’t be hard to explain to rational people.

It “shouldn’t”, true, but what about when you’re dealing with Fox Nation???

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:09:34pm

This 4-song set from KEXP studio with Jason Isbell is pretty nice. That opening song was really good.

These KEXP in-studio shows are all good. The mix is always done well. I haven’t seen a bad one of their YouTubes yet.

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scottslemmons  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:10:18pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

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I love io9 and Kotaku and the Root and Jezebel — and it annoys me like hell that I’ll never get to see those sites again if Thiel (or any of the various other wingnuts bidding for it) get the sites.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:11:10pm

re: #32 Jay C

It “shouldn’t”, true, but what about when you’re dealing with Fox Nation???

What we need to do is deal with the large percentage of people who say “politics doesn’t affect them” or “both sides are the same” and don’t vote.

If we pick up a Republican voter or two because they are sick of this, great. But the goal should be the vast swath of people who don’t care.

As has been noted before, Texas is not a red state, it is a non-voting state.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:12:51pm

The shit is getting deep out there, folks.

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Woods Witch  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:13:41pm

re: #35 Anymouse 🌹

Right you are

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:13:44pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

The shit is getting deep out there, folks.

I don’t think we really know how truly bad it is going to get, either. Something is going to happen this weekend, I bet.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:14:06pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

The shit is getting deep out there, folks.

A veritable tsunami of fecal matter, mon capitan.

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:14:38pm

re: #25 GlutenFreeJesus

Carter Page. An example of Trump’s “extreme vetting”.

Russia is not on the list. It’s cool.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:14:38pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

The shit is getting deep out there, folks.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:15:52pm

Damn, dude.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:16:15pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Might I suggest some protection:
cabelas.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:16:54pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

Damn, dude.

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God DAMN it.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:17:35pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

Are they so sure of about that? The boids had a pretty decent record this year.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:20:20pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:21:58pm

I realize that in Minneapolis, it’s essentially the de facto standard for someone to cover Prince. It still feels a little bit like sacrilege for someone to come to our house and impersonate our own personal famous artiste, however. I mean, damn, the dude’s museum is about 5 miles from the fishbowl.

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:22:19pm

re: #45 PhillyPretzel

Are they so sure of about that? The boids had a pretty decent record this year.

I think TSG was reacting to Justin Timberlake playing the SB halftime and doing a Prince tribute in Minneapolis; me, I think Timberlake can do justice on the singing, but the $64,000 question is who’s backing him on guitar, because they better have another fucking legend doing it to do that justice.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:22:35pm

re: #37 Woods Witch

Right you are

Here in my tiny town out in the middle of nowhere, where I go out to do things like be attacked by a flock of chickens (previous thread) for the good of the village, I feel sometimes as though I am a lone voice crying in the wilderness.

It’s been over a month since my regional newspaper has printed its once-monthly liberal letter to the editor: Perhaps it’s time for me to write another one.

(People here do note when I have a letter in the paper. I don’t know if the message sinks in though.)

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:22:45pm

Democrat Rep Nadler on the Nunes Memo.

NBC News -
Democratic rebuttal calls Nunes memo ‘deliberately misleading’

WASHINGTON — A top House Democrat is challenging the core conclusion of the memo released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Friday, calling the allegation that the Justice Department and FBI withheld key details as they sought a secret surveillance warrant on former Trump adviser Carter Page “deliberately misleading and deeply wrong on the law.”

NBC News has exclusively obtained a six-page rebuttal to the Nunes memo from Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, which was to be circulated to all House Democrats on Saturday.

Given his senior position, Nadler is one of the small number of lawmakers who has viewed the highly sensitive documents that are the basis of Nunes’ memo.

The rebuttal focuses on four key points having to do with the legal underpinnings of the GOP-produced document:

- That Nunes’ memo fails to demonstrate that the government lacked enough evidence beyond a dossier from former British spy Christopher Steele to obtain a FISA warrant on Page.

- That Steele’s expertise on Russia and organized crime would have outweighed any concerns a FISA court would have had about the funding of Steele’s work by partisan actors — funding sources that Steele may not have even known about.

- That Nunes’ memo “provides no credible basis whatsoever” for removing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

- That Nunes’ memo shows that Republicans “are now part and parcel to an organized effort to obstruct” Mueller’s probe.

Nadler’s legal analysis represents Democrats’ most detailed public response to the Nunes memo, released Friday after President Donald Trump agreed to its declassification over the objections of his own FBI Director.

…more at link…

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:23:03pm
Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page bragged that he was an adviser to the Kremlin

I hope I’m not going to hear anyone talking about “McCarthyism” now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:23:58pm

re: #45 PhillyPretzel

Are they so sure of about that? The boids had a pretty decent record this year.

Philly has a long record of blowing opportunities to win a sports championship going back to the early 80s. The Flyers, Phillies, 76ers and yes, the Eagles have all missed out on winning titles in their league finals in that stretch.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:24:26pm

re: #43 PhillyPretzel

Might I suggest some protection:
cabelas.com

Hey Mr. Johnson, I can go down the road to the main store in Sidney and pick those up for you if you need them.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:25:25pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes, I know. I hope they do win.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:25:34pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

Philly has a long record of blowing opportunities to win a sports championship going back to the early 80s. The Flyers, Phillies, 76ers and yes, the Eagles have all missed out on winning titles in that stretch.

In other words, they’re due. I hope they kick the Patriots’ cheating asses all the way back to Foxborough. And you may quote me on that.

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:27:08pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

Hey Mr. Johnson, I can go down the road to the main store in Sidney and pick those up for you if you need them.

That is, until new owners Bass Pro Shops decides to “consolidate operations”.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:28:33pm

The Russian nation is being looted by a criminal mafia that’s laundering their parked money through western banks and crooked real estate deals, and our current administration is likely compromised by involvement in the scheme. Concern about that possibility is not “McCarthyism” or “xenophobia.”

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prairiefire  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:28:39pm

re: #56 TedStriker

That is, until new owners Bass Pro Shops decides to “consolidate operations”.

Who bought Bass Pro? I figure the original man storming Missouri capitalist might be ready to retire.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:28:40pm

By the way, if you haven’t read my latest Page, go forth and read it. It is 100% my own writing, but you are welcome to link it with due attribution. I fancy myself a writer and a comedian, but really, I won’t be quitting my day job.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:30:30pm

re: #58 prairiefire

Who bought Bass Pro? I figure the original man storming Missouri capitalist might be ready to retire.

I think the statement that was intended is that Bass Pro bought Cabela’s.

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:30:40pm

re: #58 prairiefire

Who bought Bass Pro? I figure the original man storming Missouri capitalist might be ready to retire.

Bass Pro Shops purchased Cabela’s last year.

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ObserverArt  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:31:48pm

re: #55 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

In other words, they’re due. I hope they kick the Patriots’ cheating asses all the way back to Foxborough. And you may quote me on that.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:33:12pm

re: #61 TedStriker

Thanks for the update.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:34:40pm

From the CL’d thread:

Daughter1 (Lorca Damon) has a trending hashtag. Ironstache has RT’d it.

#withabuckfiftyaweek

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:35:35pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

We’ve truly returned to a barbarian state of being….

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:35:46pm

re: #56 TedStriker

That is, until new owners Bass Pro Shops decides to “consolidate operations”.

They’re slugging that out now. The downtown corporate office in Sidney is concerned that a number of long-time Cabela’s executives and middle management might get canned, though Bass Pro Shops say they aren’t going to do that.

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prairiefire  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:36:18pm

re: #60 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Ok, that means that the Bass Pro co. Is still going Strong, baby. Unfettered capitalism!

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:39:09pm

My wife just waved me away from talking to her, as she continues to write a Website for me.

(The Website is on failures in religious apologetics, which is a running series I have in the atheist forum I run for a social group on Yahoo.)

Knowing how my wife works on Websites, I won’t be allowed to talk to her until she’s finished it a week or two from now.

This particular Website is tricky for her, because she is taking E-mails from me and converting them to Web pages.

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:39:14pm

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹

They’re slugging that out now. The downtown corporate office in Sidney is concerned that a number of long-time Cabela’s executives and middle management might get canned, though Bass Pro Shops say they aren’t going to do that.

And I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell.

If BPS doesn’t eventually shitcan Cabela’s Sidney HQ staff, either piecemeal or en masse, that’ll certainly be an exception to the rule.

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Cheechako  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:41:56pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:42:22pm

re: #69 TedStriker

And I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell.

If BPS doesn’t eventually shitcan Cabela’s Sidney HQ staff, either piecemeal or en masse, that’ll certainly be an exception to the rule.

They probably didn’t have a consolidation plan. At some point, they will.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:42:38pm

Has/Is anyone watching Blue Planet 2?
They just showed this thing that nightmares are made of.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:42:46pm
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garzooma  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:42:58pm

re: #50 ObserverArt

Democrat Rep Nadler on the Nunes Memo.

NBC News -
Democratic rebuttal calls Nunes memo ‘deliberately misleading’

WASHINGTON — A top House Democrat is challenging the core conclusion of the memo released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Friday, calling the allegation that the Justice Department and FBI withheld key details as they sought a secret surveillance warrant on former Trump adviser Carter Page “deliberately misleading and deeply wrong on the law.”
[…]
…more at link…

I didn’t see anything addressing Nunes’s claim that McCabe testified that “no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information”.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:44:09pm

re: #47 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I saw Umphrey’s McGee in Tulsa, OK the day Prince died, they played “When Doves Cry.”

They also all dressed up as Prince for their Halloween show this year.

I *also* saw Umphrey’s McGee in Tulsa, OK the day Levon Helm from The Band died, they played “Up on Cripple Creek.”

Maybe I should refrain from attending Umphrey’s McGee shows in Tulsa? I’m two for two on rock star deaths on that score.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:45:19pm

LaVoy Finicum’s Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit (goes to the Tristate Livestock News, an outlet for Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado ranchers)

The widow of LaVoy Finicum filed a wrongful death suit against several government employees and others on Jan. 26, exactly two years after her husband was shot and died.

The defendants will have 45 days to respond to the suit, said Jeanette Finicum’s attorney.

Morgan Philpot of Utah, the attorney who represented Ammon Bundy when he was found not guilty of all charges relating to the Oregon protest, is Finicum’s lead attorney.
The case will be heard in Pendleton, Oregon.

(more at the link)

It’s amazing how sovereign citizens hate the government, right up until they want a pile of money from it. Particularly when they were breaking the law and got shot doing it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:45:37pm

re: #75 teleskiguy

The day Prince died happened to be a day where I was in our office for a lunch meeting, rather than on-site with my client. I drove in and saw Target Field lit up purple and thought, “Huh, that’s definitely new.” After conversing with my cow-orkers briefly, we figured out what had happened. It was rather quiet in the office for a while after that.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:47:14pm

I wonder why they can it the “Bobbit” worm….. Gastly….. But interesting!

This Terrifying Worm Snatches Fish from the Ocean Floor

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:47:37pm

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹

I hope a judge tells her to pound sand.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:48:02pm

re: #73 jaunte

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It’s time for some Putin thugs to be found dead of head injuries in their doorways.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:48:16pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:48:38pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I wondering what’s going to happen with his vault. He was like Frank Zappa, he kept *everything.* There’s music videos and live recordings in Prince’s vault that could occupy a Prince lover for many lifetimes.

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Jay C  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:48:59pm

re: #50 ObserverArt

Good for Jerry Nadler (my former Congressman til I moved across town): though I think this analysis shades just a tad towards “overkill”: he is basically rebutting claims and allegations that have been already rebutted/discredited (actually the release of the infamous Memo created a fatal self-rebuttal). It’s still good to have this stuff on the record, though, especially as Rep. Nadler says he has read the background documentation (as he pointedly remarks, Chairman Nunes seemingly hasn’t). Overkill, maybe, but this particular coffin can’t have too many nails in it. Though Nadler pulls no punches:

You may have heard President Trump describe the allegations in the Nunes memo as a
“disgrace.” He thinks “a lot of people should be ashamed.” President Trump is right, in his way.
This embarrassingly flawed memo is a disgrace. House Republicans should be ashamed

.

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nowherenorth2  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:49:05pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I wrote a piece about prince being more metal than your metal bands for the website I write for using darling Nikki as source material

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:49:16pm

The way Tristate Livestock News is portraying the shooting:

LaVoy Finicum, Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne, Shawna Cox and Victoria Sharp were traveling in a caravan with at least two other vehicles. The vehicle driven by LaVoy was in the lead. When he came to the roadblock, he swerved to avoid hitting police officers or their vehicles, and his pickup became stuck in the snow beside the road.

An aerial video released by the FBI after LaVoy’s death shows him stepping out of the vehicle with his hands up, walking several yards from the vehicle, then turning around and putting his hands near his waist twice, and back up again. He is then shot and falls to the ground.

Jeanette, who was at home in Arizona during the occupation, believes LaVoy was unarmed when he was shot and killed.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:51:37pm

All kidding about Prince aside, Mrs. Fish actually got to meet him in person once. He was a Jehovah’s Witness, one of several religious cults in the area. Part of their schtick is that they are required to go door-to-door for a certain number of hours every week? month? Not sure. In any event, he wound up at Mrs. Fish’s door, which was dangerous for a religious man as Mrs. Fish’s dad is a pastor and very deeply passionate about religion. (Also, apparently, Prince’s bass player used to jam with one of Mrs. Fish’s brothers, which is why he wound up at their house to begin with, but anyway.) Mrs. Fish was on her way to one of her several jobs at the time, when she realized there was a diminutive man occupying the expansive recliner opposite the couch. Mrs. Fish’s dad introduced her to Prince, but ever the dutiful employee, she said she had to go to work and hurried off. And that is Mrs. Fish’s brush with celebrity: Prince was in her living room.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:53:47pm

More:

Jeanette, who was at home in Arizona during the occupation, believes LaVoy was unarmed when he was shot and killed.

“What I was told by the group is that they were headed to John Day and that they had been asked to de-arm themselves. I believe my husband complied. He left his six-shooter in his room, he left his shoulder holster in his room. I believe he was unarmed at the time he was shot.”

The federal government said that a firearm was found on LaVoy’s body after the shooting. “I don’t believe they found it where they say they found it,” said Jeanette.

Jeanette does not think agents were focused on keeping the peace. She believes the federal agents were “totally ramped up for blood to be shed,” that day. “It had been coming on for days, they were walking around with machine guns, it was like a war zone,” she said of the area the agents were occupying outside of the refuge headquarters.

“There is a reason he was targeted. He was seen as a threat because he dared to take a stand. They wanted make an example out of everyone involved to be sure nobody would stand up again for property rights, ask for redress of grievance or ask for their rights guaranteed by the constitution.”

The protesters themselves were much less intimidating, she says. “At the refuge, guns were outnumbered by cameras.”

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:56:42pm

re: #59 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

By the way, if you haven’t read my latest Page, go forth and read it. It is 100% my own writing, but you are welcome to link it with due attribution. I fancy myself a writer and a comedian, but really, I won’t be quitting my day job.

That was good. Tweeted.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:56:48pm

Ya know, the idea that the whole game plan of Trump and the GOP hangs on Carter Page not being a justifiable FISA warrant target seems… really, really bad.

I really think that the circle jerk echo chamber bubble epistemic closure has finally gotten so completely detached that they really do believe all their own bullshit.

Rachel Maddow, among others, pointed out that last October, Carter Page said that Paul Ryan was gonna allow the release of the materials supporting his FISA warrant, and that would ‘set a lot of people free’. So it’s possible that they really did plan this 4 months ago, and Carter Page - the world’s worst keeper of secrets - blabbed it, but everyone just assumed he was talking crazy.

But if so, this was the stupidest possible plan! It’s the Acme Moon Rocket Kit of plans. The only reason ANYONE would think it would work is if they’d been eating their own Tide Pods.

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lawhawk  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:59:15pm

So, I caught something on Sierra Club’s Facebook page that should get some wider attention. We already know Trump illegally reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument and is gunning to open up those lands to exploitation. In fact, the move opening up Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante to mining and exploitation took effect February 2.

At the same time, the admin is trying to ram through something called the Shash Jaa National Monument. They claim it’d protect natural heritage of Native Americans and it has support of the tribes, as it would be the first Native American managed national monument, except those in control wouldn’t be the tribes, but Trump’s gamed cronies.

It’s a load of shit (adding to the already frothing masses).

Shash Jaa is Navajo for Bears Ears, and it’s an affront to the actual tribes - all the tribes who hold this land sacred. Navajo weren’t the only ones, but Trump’s trying to game the system to once again deprive Native Americans of a say and control over land that they hold dear (this is a recurring pattern for both Trump and the US vis a vis Native Americans).

Not only were the tribes not consulted about Shash Jáa, several tribal leaders said, but the name of the new monument is deceptive. In 2015, representatives for the Ute Mountain Ute, the Uintah Ouray Ute, and the Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo tribes settled on the name “Bears Ears,” partly as a pragmatic measure: When five cultures with five different languages get together, naming things can get complicated. Curtis’s proposal chose “Shash Jáa,” which is Navajo for “Bears Ears.”

Curtis did this, said Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, because he needed to create the impression that the Navajo were in favor of the monument. “In addition to providing a misleading bill name to suggest that the Navajo Nation supports the bill, H.R. 4532 also misleadingly states that its purpose is to ‘create the first tribally managed national monument,’” Begaye said in his testimony. “In fact, the miniature monuments created by the bill would be managed by appointees of President Trump made in consultation with the Utah congressional delegation and would be composed of only a fraction of tribal members. Incredibly, no tribe would have any input on the tribal members appointed to the management councils, and those individuals would not be required to be elected or appointed representatives of the five tribes’ governments. This bill’s ‘tribal management’ is tribal in name only.”

Trump slashed protection of nearly 1.35 million acres down to 143000 acres. Who benefits? Not the tribes. Companies who’ll pollute the land, desecrate land sacred to the tribes, and then leave the environment worse off.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:00:40pm

re: #88 teleskiguy

That was good. Tweeted.

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Thank you, sir. I am deeply honored.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:03:16pm

OMG … I made the mistake of going to the opinion page of Tristate Livestock News.

This is one huuuuge pile of derp in one letter.

Ladycrats and Republimans

Did Roosh V write this?

World War III isn’t going to be between the United States and Russia or the Mideast, it’s going to be between men and women. And it won’t be fought with guns and bombs because women are too smart for that. Instead they’ll try to starve us to death because they know that although men can feed 300 hundred cows or 50,000 steers every day, we can’t even fix our own lunch.

The biggest battles will be fought in Congress and courtrooms, boardrooms and bedrooms and the only political parties will be the Ladycrats and the Republimans. The first volley in this war was fired by Michelle Obama at a Chicago battlefield where she called men “self-righteous” and “entitled.” She also said men are babied and women have to protect them.

Men, those are fighting words!

I don’t know why women suddenly hate men but I blame the women’s magazines who have been engaged in a propaganda campaign against men for years. I know this because I wait in a lot of doctor’s offices and when I want to read something while I wait the mandatory hour and a half all I can find are women’s magazines. There’s never a Sports Illustrated or Popular Mechanics to be found. So I’m forced to read women’s magazines with stories about retaining water and how all women’s problems begin with men: MENtal illness, MENopuase, and MENstrul cramps. That’s why instead of cars and sports men are now into spas, vegan diets, ear jewelry, psychoanalysis, zen gardens, sissy salads, man purses, cleansings, pied a terries (whatever that is) and manicures. (Which should be called womanicures.)

(this letter is insane, more at the link)

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:04:33pm

re: #32 Jay C

Fox Nation viewers are not rational. They can’t be reached.

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:05:37pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹

I wait in a lot of doctor’s offices and when I want to read something while I wait the mandatory hour and a half all I can find are women’s magazines.

Real men carry their own reading material.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:05:53pm

re: #91 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Thank you, sir. I am deeply honored.

I’m just some fucking guy, so I’m deeply honored that you’re deeply honored. Thank you!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:07:02pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹

Sounds like somebody’s subscription to Hustler expired…

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:08:00pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹

I read the InTouch Stormy Daniels Fuckface Von Clownstick article (which was only published in print) at the dentist’s office the other day. I quickly found out all the juicy details were on Twitter already.

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:08:46pm

re: #96 Joe Bacon 🌹

Sounds like somebody’s subscription to Hustler expired…

“Dear Penthouse…”

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:10:25pm

re: #98 TedStriker

“Dear Penthouse…”

Dear Penthouse Forum,

You’ll never believe this, but while I was herding fifty thousand head of cattle… .”

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:12:21pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:12:45pm

Carter Page so clearly WANTS to be a spy, and so clearly is such a bad choice to be a spy, that if he were a character on The Americans, Philip would have killed him in Season 1.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:12:51pm

I still remember a former coworker was asked if they fix their lunch every day. The response, “Yes, I go to McDonald’s”…

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:20:05pm

I just had an E-mail bounce to a friend on Gmail in another state.

The reason for the bounce was “over quota.” Is there a limit to the number of E-mails a person can either receive or send to Gmail accounts?

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jaunte  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:20:58pm

“…This is an example of how powerful the techniques of analysis of extragalactic microlensing can be. This galaxy is located 3.8 billion light years away, and there is not the slightest chance of observing these planets directly, not even with the best telescope one can imagine in a science fiction scenario,” said Guerras. “However, we are able to study them, unveil their presence and even have an idea of their masses. This is very cool science.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:21:01pm

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹

I just had an E-mail bounce to a friend on Gmail in another state.

The reason for the bounce was “over quota.” Is there a limit to the number of E-mails a person can either receive or send to Gmail accounts?

Technically, yes. Now, how one can manage to find oneself in such a state is beyond me, but I believe the current limit on a Gmail account is 10GB, give or take a bit. So it depends on the friend.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:22:20pm

re: #105 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Just checked. Limit is currently 15 GB.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:23:11pm

Instagram

Got to dress up for a family event tonight and was proud to wear my FBI cufflinks.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:23:37pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹

I wonder if Michelle Obama actually made those comments and in what context.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:24:24pm

re: #106 Eclectic Cyborg

Just checked. Limit is currently 15 GB.

I think I am using something like 0.5 GB of my Gmail at the moment. What the actual fuck are you doing with your Gmail that you manage to hit 15 GB.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:29:49pm

re: #105 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Technically, yes. Now, how one can manage to find oneself in such a state is beyond me, but I believe the current limit on a Gmail account is 10GB, give or take a bit. So it depends on the friend.

Well, this friend is quite popular due to her employment, so I suppose it is possible her E-mail account is overloaded.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:34:16pm

re: #108 Patricia Kayden

I wonder if Michelle Obama actually made those comments and in what context.

Well, a search of “Michelle Obama” “men” and “self-righteous” yields a return of Gateway Pundit, Town Hall, InfoWars, and several other minor wingnut blogs, finally landing at FOX News Channel.

video.foxnews.com (FOX, with video [edited], Nov 2, 2017)

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garzooma  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:39:01pm

re: #73 jaunte

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Russian men opposed to Putin sure do have a habit of dying from head injuries don’t they

This is what Carter Page has been cheerleading, and doing his best to bring to America.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:40:45pm

re: #34 FormerDirtDart

Speaking of raises.
My cost of living adjustment to my military retirement pay kicked in. Getting an extra $37.02 a month.
My rent increases $35 a month April 1st.

it’s a push

Damn, just got most recent Retiree Account Statement in the mail.
I guess I was a little confused. My extra $37.02 a month is a reduction in tax withholding’s, not my COLA increase. That kicked in last month.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:44:13pm

So, Pulpit Pimp Pat Robertson just had a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. Wondering why one of his stooges didn’t just lay his hands on him for healing…

msn.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:46:08pm

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

So, Pulpit Pimp Pat Robertson just had a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. Wondering why one of his stooges didn’t just lay his hands on him for healing…

msn.com

I won’t say I wish ill on anyone, even Rev. Robertson, but he is quite elderly and stroke is a risk for men at his age.

If he should come out of this okay, wait for him to blame it on the Geyh Agenda.

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:47:10pm

re: #89 Blind Frog Belly White

But if so, this was the stupidest possible plan! It’s the Acme Moon Rocket Kit of plans. The only reason ANYONE would think it would work is if they’d been eating their own Tide Pods.

The guy with the rocket to prove that the earth is flat plan.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:48:22pm

Been workin the kitchen tonight. Now, just a few minutes in the over at 450… With Mac and Cheese, tossed salad, and sautéed carrots.

IPA or red wine?

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Stanley Sea  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:48:52pm

re: #117 Unshaken Defiance

Red wine.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:49:53pm

re: #117 Unshaken Defiance

Benn workin the kitchen tonight. Now, just a few minutes in the over at 450… With Mac and Cheese, tossed salad, and sautéed carrots.

IPA or red wine?

[Embedded content]

I’ve never been a beer guy, so I vote red wine. But, I’m deep into Everclear and 45%+ whiskey, so.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:51:48pm

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

So, Pulpit Pimp Pat Robertson just had a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. Wondering why one of his stooges didn’t just lay his hands on him for healing…

msn.com

Bury him in a cave:

“Batshit thou art, and to guano shalt thou return.”

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:51:52pm
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Cheechako  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:55:22pm

Some random thoughts:

Devon Nunes is nothing more than cockroach toadie. He should be a little nervous as he is one of the little toadies in the pond who is going to be eaten by the system. These little toadies are always the ones who are convicted and given the longest prison terms. He doesn’t have any big toads to protect him. Think trump will pardon him? Hell no! trump is vindictive and Nines has made himself a big part of trumps problems.

Will trump fire Rosenstein? Followed by Mueller? I don’t know and trump is too crazy to predict. If Rosenstein is fired, I expect Mueller may immediately issue a few of the many indictments against the trump kids that he already has in his pocket. Mueller will just dare trump to do something after his kids are indicted. Maybe Mueller might throw out an indictment or two against a Cabinet member. Maybe the VP?

Remember, any impeachment effort has to be a bi-partisan effort. Neither Party can do it alone. Once the indictments start rolling out I think bipartisanship will prevail.

I believe Pence is vulnerable and will get caught up in the shit-storm. Even Ryan.

As I’ve mentioned several times, Follow the Money. I believe Russian rubles were widely spread into Republican election activities. Many at the top of the chain knew where the $’s were coming from but I believe many, lower on the food chain (House/Senate), had no idea they were taking Russian $’s. Boy, are they going to be surprised when that info comes out. De Nile, De Nile!! Could be more “Early Retirements” in Congress.

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allegro  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:58:30pm

So a friend and I went to the cinema grill for dinner and to see The Shape of Water. There was much to love about the movie, especially Sally Hawkin’s performance (definitely Oscar worthy) and Doug Jones’ creature was the bomb. It didn’t live up to the hype for me though. But then that’s the danger of hype, isn’t it. It was so completely predictable from start to finish.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:59:40pm
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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 7:59:41pm

re: #117 Unshaken Defiance

Been workin the kitchen tonight. Now, just a few minutes in the over at 450… With Mac and Cheese, tossed salad, and sautéed carrots.

IPA or red wine?

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Red wine, without any doubt & I love IPA. But that cut just screams a proper dry Willamette Valley Pinot Nior.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:01:20pm

Talk about a weird feeling.
I just watched an old friend of mine shot on TV. And saw her lying dead on the floor after hearing additional shots.

She’s playing in a reenactment of an abused & murdered spouse on Investigation Discovery channel’s Your Worst Nightmare

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:01:22pm

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

So, Pulpit Pimp Pat Robertson just had a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. Wondering why one of his stooges didn’t just lay his hands on him for healing…

msn.com

Mrs. Fish is wishing a swift death upon him, in case you’re wondering how those of us out in Bible country really feel. Fucking asswipe.

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:01:55pm

re: #109 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I think I am using something like 0.5 GB of my Gmail at the moment. What the actual fuck are you doing with your Gmail that you manage to hit 15 GB.

Keep all your sent email. I have 6.4GB in mine.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:02:09pm

re: #100 teleskiguy

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:02:12pm

re: #127 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish is wishing a swift death upon him, in case you’re wondering how those of us out in Bible country really feel. Fucking asswipe.

I have no problem with his return to his master in Hell.

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ipsos  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:02:21pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

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I’m not at all sanguine about a President Pence, but we at least have some track record to go on: he was terrible at building a legislative coalition even in deep-red Indiana. Everyone he dealt with ended up hating him. He’ll enter office as damaged goods, and with any luck will have to govern with an opposition Congress. He can be contained.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:03:29pm

re: #127 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish is wishing a swift death upon him, in case you’re wondering how those of us out in Bible country really feel. Fucking asswipe.

I hope he recovers and spends a long life with the Trappists, for the good of his soul.

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:04:45pm

re: #117 Unshaken Defiance

IPA or red wine?

Both. And a pipe with some fine cannabis.

You should ignore this advice from me, I’m a vicious drunkard and known abuser of hard drugs.

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mmmirele  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:06:56pm

re: #127 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish is wishing a swift death upon him, in case you’re wondering how those of us out in Bible country really feel. Fucking asswipe.

He outlived my father. I remember dad being enormously pissed off about how Marion “Pat” Robertson having a cush job as “liquor officer” in the Korean War while my dad got shot at up at the DMZ—and dad was a *cook*!

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:08:29pm

re: #134 mmmirele

Hear former Rep. Pete McCloskey on the subject of this %^&*(. Boy, was he ever hated.

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meteor  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:10:50pm

They’re having the FIS Skiing World Cup women’s downhill event on the teebee right now. NBCSN. Thought Teleski Guy might be interested in seeing that. :)

One of the U.S. team just crashed. I hope she’s all right.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:11:56pm

re: #136 meteor

They’re having the FIS Skiing World Cup women’s downhill event on the teebee right now. NBCSN. Thought Teleski Guy might be interested in seeing that. :)

One of the U.S. team just crashed. I hope she’s all right.

Remember watching one of Mrs. Fish’s former family members on the slopes in the inaugural half-pipe skiing events last winter. It was thrilling. Too bad he turned out to be an asshole.

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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:13:12pm

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹

I just had an E-mail bounce to a friend on Gmail in another state.

The reason for the bounce was “over quota.” Is there a limit to the number of E-mails a person can either receive or send to Gmail accounts?

re: #105 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Technically, yes. Now, how one can manage to find oneself in such a state is beyond me, but I believe the current limit on a Gmail account is 10GB, give or take a bit. So it depends on the friend.

re: #106 Eclectic Cyborg

Just checked. Limit is currently 15 GB.

I believe Google’s default free storage limit is indeed 15 GB, but that is shared amongst all of your Google services that need storage (GMail, Google Photos, Google Drive, etc.), with the exception of YouTube; me, I’m currently at 18.39 GB, with just a couple of GBs being used by GMail and I have years of messages archived there.

However, you can add available space for not a lot of money; I pay $1.99/month for an extra 85 GB (for a total of 100 GB), plus I “earned” two more GBs for running a Google security check on my account a year or two ago (for 102 GB total).

support.google.com

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geosherman  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:14:28pm

YouTube

No need to watch the video - just listen! Wait for the bass guitar solo at the 6 minute mark. Words escape me. Hollies Long Cool woman in a black dress

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retired cynic  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:14:30pm

re: #138 TedStriker

Thanks for the info! Google Drive is the major contributor there, then. I can work on that.

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:16:58pm

Getting ready for Superb Owl , brisket rubbed and beer kegged. Oatmeal cookie Amber, chocolate oatmeal Stout. Maybe IPA and hefeweizen, if I deem them good enough.

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meteor  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:17:37pm

re: #139 geosherman

Amazing. I love the Hollies. That’s my favorite song of theirs. Manchester has yielded more great bands per square inch than you could shake a stick at.

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Skip Intro  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:17:46pm

Impeachment? Seriously?

There isn’t going to be an impeachment. Trump is actually polling higher now than he was a month ago. The GOP loves him, but more important than that the billionaires love him too.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:17:48pm

re: #117 Unshaken Defiance

IPA. Definatly

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MsJ  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:18:41pm

re: #131 ipsos

I’m not at all sanguine about a President Pence, but we at least have some track record to go on: he was terrible at building a legislative coalition even in deep-red Indiana. Everyone he dealt with ended up hating him. He’ll enter office as damaged goods, and with any luck will have to govern with an opposition Congress. He can be contained.

And Pence likely wouldn’t do a nuclear strike for politics and getting rah rah USA votes.

Unless he thought he’d bring about Armageddon.

Shit. Nevermind.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:19:34pm
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TedStriker  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:20:44pm

re: #140 retired cynic

Thanks for the info! Google Drive is the major contributor there, then. I can work on that.

Yeah, Google could be a lot clearer showing how much space that only GMail is using when on the GMail main page; instead, it shows how much space all of your Google services are taking up and you can only see the breakdown by service by clicking the “Manage” link.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:24:01pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

In other words, the fight won’t be over just because Trump’s gone. I hope people understand that the fight won’t be over even if we remove the following people:
Trump
Pence
McConnell
Ryan
Nunes
Ratcliffe
Cruz

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allegro  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:24:45pm

re: #141 BlueSpotinAL

Getting ready for Superb Owl , brisket rubbed and beer kegged. Oatmeal cookie Amber, chocolate oatmeal Stout. Maybe IPA and hefeweizen, if I deem them good enough.

I’m coming to your house for the game. :)

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meteor  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:28:58pm

I like the Superb Owl. The owl is a noble bird. Plus, they’re cute.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:33:45pm

re: #128 retired cynic

Keep all your sent email. I have 6.4GB in mine.

Except for official government E-mail, and E-mail I am immediately dealing with, I destroy all E-mail.

Having discussed this issue with my Republican village attorney, the law says I must save all official mail. (Anything that is remotely tangential to a government issue I save.)

Everything else is burn after reading. I have no desire to see my private E-mail hijacked either off my wife’s server nor out of my personal computer.

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:41:30pm
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:43:27pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

Perhaps Pence goes down for not adequately vetting Flynn for the NSA position? Anything could happen given how detailed and thorough Mueller’s investigation appears to be.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:47:53pm

re: #139 geosherman

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No need to watch the video - just listen! Wait for the bass guitar solo at the 6 minute mark. Words escape me. Hollies Long Cool woman in a black dress

One of my very favorite songs. It had a special resonance when I met my second wife, except that she was 5’11”
littlegreenfootballs.com

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:48:20pm

re: #111 Anymouse 🌹

Well, a search of “Michelle Obama” “men” and “self-righteous” yields a return of Gateway Pundit, Town Hall, InfoWars, and several other minor wingnut blogs, finally landing at FOX News Channel.

video.foxnews.com (FOX, with video [edited], Nov 2, 2017)

So this is like the infamous Michelle Obama “Whitey” videotape which Conservatives yapped about incessantly in 2008. Good to know.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:52:00pm

re: #121 FormerDirtDart

Let me guess: Someone hit the share button on the wrong video.

Serves ‘em right though. Hope the FBI nails their ass to a wall.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:55:52pm

re: #155 Patricia Kayden

So this is like the infamous Michelle Obama “Whitey” videotape which Conservatives yapped about incessantly in 2008. Good to know.

It’s an unfair characterization of the point she was trying to make — but she did say those words: thehill.com

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JordanRules  Feb 3, 2018 • 8:58:48pm

re: #143 Skip Intro

re: #143 Skip Intro

Impeachment? Seriously?

There isn’t going to be an impeachment. Trump is actually polling higher now than he was a month ago. The GOP loves him, but more important than that the billionaires love him too.

You ready to GOTV or nah?

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Dave In Austin  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:08:47pm

Tears……..

Mom, can I eat this apple?
- no, it’s an onion.
- it’s an Apple!
- it’s an onion.
- it’s an Apple!!!.
- okay if you insist, eat it.
(rather dead than admitting the mistake)

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Belafon  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:10:31pm

re: #159 Dave In Austin

Tears……..

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Also young enough that “apple” could mean anything in the kitchen that’s round. It could just be a bad tasting apple.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:31:18pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:37:58pm

re: #161 goddamnedfrank

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:39:38pm

Twenty years ago we still had Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope. Now we have no Jobs, no Cash, and no Hope. We’ve been Trumped!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:39:42pm

re: #162 FormerDirtDart

I’m a left to right man. I know when to take risks.

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fern01  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:40:26pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

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It’s hard to be fighting for a guy who gave the election to trump

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allegro  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:40:50pm

re: #162 FormerDirtDart

I’m a serial killer.

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fern01  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:43:01pm

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹

I won’t say I wish ill on anyone, even Rev. Robertson, but he is quite elderly and stroke is a risk for men at his age.

If he should come out of this okay, wait for him to blame it on the Geyh Agenda.

If he should come out of this without being bankrupt he should be thankful he has health insurance

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 3, 2018 • 9:44:07pm

re: #166 allegro

I’m a serial killer.

ahhh…a random egg selector
See, I’ll do that too, depending if I’m looking for more or less egg.
But, then I’ll center the remaining passengers

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allegro  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:02:44pm

re: #168 FormerDirtDart

ahhh…a random egg selector
See, I’ll do that too, depending if I’m looking for more or less egg.
But, then I’ll center the remaining passengers

It never occurred to me that there should be order to my eggs. Isn’t life hard enough?!

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The Major  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:07:04pm

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

Too bad the old coot didn’t vapor lock…

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:08:13pm

re: #166 allegro

I’m a serial killer.

I used to call my foster daughter a cereal killer. She could kill a box in no time.

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Teukka  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:09:15pm

So this popped up in the various feeds I’m watching:
Russia’s Footprint in the Nordic-Baltic Information Environment (Stratcom)

This volume presents the first results of the project ‘Russia’s (Dis)Information Activities Against the Nordic-Baltic Region’, which was initiated in 2016 as an ongoing project for monitoring and analysing Russia’s information influence in the Nordic-Baltic region (NB8), which includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, and Sweden. In the period of 2016-2017 four pilot studies were conducted to answer questions about the aims of Russia’s information activities in the region; the use of the ‘compatriot’ policy as a tool of influence; the narratives Russia is using to advance its aims in the NB8 region; how the information provided by Russian state-funded media in some of the NB8 countries is used and how much it is trusted; and about public opinion regarding the narratives Russia promotes in some countries in the region.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:09:30pm

re: #169 allegro

It never occurred to me that there should be order to my eggs. Isn’t life hard enough?!

I’ll just go back to the wellhouse and check up on that flock of chickens that tried to kill me this afternoon. Surely some are hens and can lay eggs for me. (Give me eggs, or face the wrath of my car.)

That said, my wife and I are given eggs from the former mayor’s chickens. He gives them to us loose, so I guess for us “none of the above” would apply.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:13:26pm

Shameless Website promotion: My wife has a page up on her Website now for my “apologetics fails.”

cynics4bettertomorrow.org

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:18:36pm

re: #163 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Twenty years ago we still had Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope. Now we have no Jobs, no Cash, and no Hope. We’ve been Trumped!

Who could forget the RepubliKKKlans endlessly repeating that first sentence when Obama was in the White House? Now we can turn the tables and stick it with those evil assholes!

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:19:39pm

Turn
Down
Your
Volume

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:23:23pm
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DodgerFan1988  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:24:03pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:26:58pm

re: #178 DodgerFan1988

“IN AMERICA WE SPEAK ENGLISH!!!”

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:27:02pm

Quite possibly the cutest thing on the internet

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teleskiguy  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:37:39pm

Rando brainwarshed folk in muh mentions… Ho ho ho!

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:45:38pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 3, 2018 • 10:51:22pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 11:01:37pm

re: #183 Eclectic Cyborg

I speak jive… .

Airplane! - Jive Scene with Translation [1080p]

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 3, 2018 • 11:04:00pm

Luke Skywalker takes on Emperor Palpatine.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 3, 2018 • 11:10:13pm

I’m off to bed now … I have to do battle with the chickens at the wellhouse again tomorrow …

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 3, 2018 • 11:13:57pm

Exactly this:

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 3, 2018 • 11:25:16pm

Lubbock derp is approaching critical mass:

Facebook Post

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:10:01am

re: #70 Cheechako

OT - A sad story:

Nigel, the world’s loneliest bird, dies next to the concrete decoy he loved

I can look out my lounge window and see Mana Island, and yet I had no idea poor bloody Nigel existed.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:27:40am

Oh yay! More collusion.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:28:28am

re: #184 Anymouse 🌹

I speak jive… .

So in the German version of Airplane! the two black fellows are speaking in such a thick Bavarian accent that they need a translator.

But for some reason, they had to change the title to (I kid you not)
Die unglaubliche Reise in einem total verrückten Flugzeug (The incredible journey in a totally crazy airplane)

I guess they had to make sure people were expecting a comedy and would come expecting to see a deep philosophical treatment of mankind’s inability to cope with jet lag and lost baggage.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:30:29am

I remember the subject of the skewed male:female ratio in China has come up here recently. Here’s one example of why it’s a problem.

m.scmp.com

Poignant, considering I work in Henan, China, and am now on holiday in Vietnam.

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Targetpractice  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:32:16am

re: #190 wheat-dogg

Oh yay! More collusion.

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Remember when wingnuts and dudebros alike once assured us that Trump would be above influence because he’s a wealthy man? And it was Hillary who would fill her administration with lobbyists and allow them to sell out the American people?

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:43:18am

re: #193 Targetpractice

Remember when wingnuts and dudebros alike once assured us that Trump would be above influence because he’s a wealthy man? And it was Hillary who would fill her administration with lobbyists and allow them to sell out the American people?

I’m so old I remember that from 2016.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:56:36am

re: #193 Targetpractice

Remember when wingnuts and dudebros alike once assured us that Trump would be above influence because he’s a wealthy man? And it was Hillary who would fill her administration with lobbyists and allow them to sell out the American people?

We have no idea who he is beholden to financially because he will not release his tax returns. And since he has no record of public service to refer to, we just have to take his word on it…

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 4, 2018 • 2:16:12am

re: #73 jaunte

Another tragic instance of Putinitis.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 4, 2018 • 2:27:40am

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹

I won’t say I wish ill on anyone, even Rev. Robertson, but he is quite elderly and stroke is a risk for men at his age.

If he should come out of this okay, wait for him to blame it on the Geyh Agenda.

He’ll probably blame it on teh ghey voodoo!! or something. I’m not gonna wish ill on him either, but yeah, he’s up there in age (he’s pushing 90) and even if he makes a full recovery - it was an embolic stroke - it’s likely gonna slow him down.

That being said, I wouldn’t wish a stroke on anyone…..not even him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 2:29:02am

re: #196 Dr Lizardo

Another tragic instance of Putinitis.

Vishnevsky said Sinitsyn died of trauma to the head and that police had detained one suspect. Authorities say they believe the motive was robbery.

Because the robbers knew his pockets would be full of Soros Dark Money

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 4, 2018 • 4:19:38am

re: #174 Anymouse 🌹

Shameless Website promotion: My wife has a page up on her Website now for my “apologetics fails.”

cynics4bettertomorrow.org

That’s some serious old-school web-design there. I approve. No pop ups, no ads, no auto-run videos….. Just information; how iz make moneezies?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 4:35:48am

Daughter1’s “$1.50” hashtag has had 17,000 visits in the last 10 hours. At least one was a US Senator.

#withabuckfiftyaweek

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 4:38:23am

re: #199 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That’s some serious old-school web-design there. I approve. No pop ups, no ads, no auto-run videos….. Just information; how iz make moneezies?

She pays for it herself. Amongst other things, she does Web hosting and Web design for people around here.

As for the old-school design, she designs her Websites for low-vision viewers (hence the contrasting colours and simple design), and are readable with such tools as Microsoft Narrator. (Adverts or extraneous information derail such things as narration tools that read text aloud.)

On her main page, she used to have a comments section, but she eliminated that after it was overwhelmed by spam she traced to Vietnam (it overloaded the site).

A couple of those pages at that link need to be edited (as they were originally E-mails and certain information needs to be corrected for a Webpage). A couple more links need to be completed.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 4:57:11am

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹

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jeffreyw  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:09:25am

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Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:38:07am

re: #202 Decatur Deb

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:39:42am

re: #204 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:42:06am

re: #205 Decatur Deb

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:44:52am

re: #162 FormerDirtDart

Yup.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:44:54am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:46:28am

re: #207 MsJ

“Either end to center” (the top choice) makes the carton heavy on one side and if you don’t know which side it’s too easy to drop them if you pull the light side first because your not expecting the weight difference.

I take them out of the carton and store them in an egg rack in the door of my fridge.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:46:41am

re: #207 MsJ

Yup.

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You can mitigate that effect by wrapping each egg in toilet paper unwound from the inside-hanging roll.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:46:59am

re: #208 Decatur Deb

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:47:45am

Record-breaking 110,000 condoms to be made available to Olympic athletes in South Korea

A record-breaking 110,000 condoms have already been donated to the Winter Olympics in South Korea — 10,000 more than the number of rubbers distributed in Vancouver in 2012 and Sochi in 2014.

With 2,925 men and women set to participate, it averages out to nearly 38 condoms per athlete over the two-week period — though the sheaths will also be available to members of the press and staff.

“Baskets with condoms will be placed at both men’s and women’s toilets at athletes’ village in Pyeongchang and Gangneung, the main press center, the medical village as well as the medical center,” organizers told the South China Morning Post.

This suggests a new sport that could be added. It’s not winter-specific but imagine what they could get for the TV rights.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:50:47am

re: #212 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Record-breaking 110,000 condoms to be made available to Olympic athletes in South Korea

This suggests a new sport that could be added. It’s not winter-specific but imagine what they could get for the TV rights.

Seems the famous hill in Itaewon has not been urban-renewed.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 4, 2018 • 5:53:46am

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sagehen  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:05:35am

SNL’s revolutionary take on Boston v Philly

Hulu Video

fly iggles fly
the iggles?
yeah. and like iggles, we philadelphians are swift, we are deadly, and our eyes are a little too close together.

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lawhawk  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:13:12am

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

A loathsome football game is scheduled to take place tonight, interspersed with commercials that are likely overwrought and fall flat for what they intend to do, and I’m starting to sound like the old guy saying get off my damn lawn.

Sheeeit. I stopped watching football because of the CTE scandal. Super Bowl is an excuse to get together and eat and drink to excess and watch commercials. In other words, it’s all about Americana and the experience.

So, of course, expect Trump to do something underhanded while the game is going on, because that’s how he works.

Oh, and Janet Jackson should be the one performing, not Justin Timberlake. The wardrobe malfunction was entirely on him, not her.

Yet she’s the one who wasn’t asked back.

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William Lewis  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:14:03am

Anyone know a good source of WWII weather info? The one NOAA site I’ve found doesn’t serve up the pages they index - I have a sneaking suspicion that old Unix workstation probably went offline a decade ago.

I’m specifically looking for the weather in Koln on March 6, 1945 during one of the most famous tank duels on the late western front between a Pz V Panther and a T-26E3 Pershing. I’m considering a bit of writing on the topic.

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lawhawk  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:17:14am

re: #217 William Lewis

Have you checked here?

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William Lewis  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:18:48am

re: #218 lawhawk

Have you checked here?

That’s the one I reference above. The ftp where it’s all stored appears to be MIA; the last update was in 2008 at archive.org and did not include the WWII data directory.

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William Lewis  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:20:36am

Heh. Perhaps I should get impatient faster - I waited a good long time before posting here. Now I go back to that tab and find the file is there…

(Bangs head) Thank you for your time, Lawhawk.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:21:06am

So, guess what? Did such a great job on the last 200-page proofreading gig that I have *another* 190-page proofreading gig. It’s an English translation of another work by the same author, whose writing style I have already decided I dislike intensely, but hey, it’s money.

And yeah, I’m still ostensibly on vacation.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:22:17am

re: #193 Targetpractice

Remember when wingnuts and dudebros alike once assured us that Trump would be above influence because he’s a wealthy man? And it was Hillary who would fill her administration with lobbyists and allow them to sell out the American people?

Yes and millions of brainwashed marks (including my family) still believe that bullshit because their Pulpit Pimp Preacher will once again recite those Frank Luntz tested GOP talking points in the weekly brainwashing session.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:22:37am

re: #219 William Lewis

That’s the one I reference above. The ftp where it’s all stored appears to be MIA; the last update was in 2008 at archive.org and did not include the WWII data directory.

Someone must given the Unix workstation a good whack on the side.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:25:56am

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:26:33am

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I take them out of the carton and store them in an egg rack in the door of my fridge.

I’m kinda anal. Hubby does one end to the other. I always rearrange them so the weight is spread out. I pulled a cartoon out once not expecting the weight at the other end and wound up doing a rather cartoonish/I Love Lucy juggle with the carton as to not drop it.

I won!

And now I always distribute weight.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:27:39am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

You can mitigate that effect by wrapping each egg in toilet paper unwound from the inside-hanging roll.

OUTSIDE! Always outside.

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lawhawk  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:28:17am

re: #220 William Lewis

Took 5 seconds of google time (and figuring out a good search term), so no biggie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:30:24am

re: #217 William Lewis

Anyone know a good source of WWII weather info? The one NOAA site I’ve found doesn’t serve up the pages they index - I have a sneaking suspicion that old Unix workstation probably went offline a decade ago.

I’m specifically looking for the weather in Koln on March 6, 1945 during one of the most famous tank duels on the late western front between a Pz V Panther and a T-26E3 Pershing. I’m considering a bit of writing on the topic.

I did a walking tour of the site of that encounter last time I was in Cologne

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:34:44am

re: #203 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Looks like the Bird Word got out!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:35:20am

re: #162 FormerDirtDart

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Thanks to my cholesterol levels, I rarely eat any eggs. Dr even admonished me to not even think of buying any at all!

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:36:27am

re: #207 MsJ

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

As per Cooks Country aka Cooks Illustrated this is how to store eggs:
cookscountry.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:38:05am
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:40:10am

re: #224 Joe Bacon 🌹

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That needs to become a viral tweet. Only suckers believe that the GOP tax cut will help the middle and working class. It was designed for and by wealthy donors to put more money in their pockets and that’s exactly who will benefit from it.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:41:21am

re: #231 PhillyPretzel

As per Cooks Country aka Cooks Illustrated this is how to store eggs:
cookscountry.com

Can’t read it without signing up.

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William Lewis  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:41:30am

Hmm. Nearest weather station was Paris (.01” precip, high 51 low 40) south and west of Koln, but it’s on the Rhine which will moderate it. Probably pretty similar. I’ll look at some current forcasts when I get back from church to see if that idea holds true.

Later!

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:42:06am

re: #159 Dave In Austin

Tears……..

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Anything to piss off the Momtards is worth it!

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:42:49am

re: #234 MsJ

I am working on that one. One minute please.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:44:05am

Egg Storage from Cooks Country (Cooks Illustrated):
What’s the best way to store eggs in the refrigerator?

Eggs should be kept off the refrigerator door and in their original carton for several reasons. Most important, the door is probably the warmest spot in your refrigerator. We placed thermometers in the doors of six test-kitchen refrigerators and found that the temperature averaged 45 degrees. The temperature on the shelves is between 35 and 40 degrees, an ideal temperature for prolonging the shelf life of eggs. Even if your refrigerator door is cold enough, we suggest keeping eggs in the carton. Believe it or not, eggs can dry out, and the carton offers them some protection against this. Eggs can also readily absorb flavors from pungent foods, such as onions, and the carton helps to keep these stinky odors at bay.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:45:43am

re: #223 wheat-dogg

Someone must given the Unix workstation a good whack on the side.

Percussive maintenance.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:47:34am

re: #239 Eventual Carrion

Percussive maintenance.

It’s hammer time!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:47:51am

re: #238 PhillyPretzel

aha. cartons it is. often takes me a long time to get through a carton of 10 eggs (Europeans sell eggs in cartons of six, ten and sometimes eighteen, but I have almost never seen them sold by the dozen)

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:51:05am

re: #241 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Hmm. Interesting. I have no idea why we in the US use the dozen.

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Teukka  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:52:39am

re: #241 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

aha. cartons it is. often takes me a long time to get through a carton of 10 eggs (Europeans sell eggs in cartons of six, ten and sometimes eighteen, but I have almost never seen them sold by the dozen)

Here, the sixpacks come connected to each other when they’re made out of carton, maybe that’s why there aren’t dozens?

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:54:26am

I don’t understand this whole egg carton thing.

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William Lewis  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:55:05am

re: #241 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

aha. cartons it is. often takes me a long time to get through a carton of 10 eggs (Europeans sell eggs in cartons of six, ten and sometimes eighteen, but I have almost never seen them sold by the dozen)

I have nearly 3 dozen in my fridge - I eat eggs at least once a day because a) they’re cheap, b) nutritious and did I mention c) Cheap? :D

Ah well, time to see if the truck is warm enough to sit in. It decided to get Cold last night. Makes me wish the wimps would do the Superb Owl at Lambeau Field LOL!

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:56:09am

re: #241 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

aha. cartons it is. often takes me a long time to get through a carton of 10 eggs (Europeans sell eggs in cartons of six, ten and sometimes eighteen, but I have almost never seen them sold by the dozen)

Same here in China. Always in tens, never in dozens. Some not even packed in cartons, but in little plastic bags. And in some busy markets, not even refrigerated, because where I used to live in Hunan, the eggs were locally produced. Took me a while to get used the idea of unrefrigerated eggs (other than the supermarket’s A/C).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:56:22am

re: #242 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. Interesting. I have no idea why we in the US use the dozen.

metric system?

/

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:57:11am

re: #247 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

metric system?

/

I blame Hammurabi.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 6:58:24am

re: #246 wheat-dogg

Same here in China. Always in tens, never in dozens. Some not even packed in cartons, but in little plastic bags. And in some busy markets, not even refrigerated, because where I used to live in Hunan, the eggs were locally produced. Took me a while to get used the idea of unrefrigerated eggs (other than the supermarket’s A/C).

European eggs are not washed and thus retain their natural protective coating. They are also sold unrefrigerated although I always put them in the fridge as soon as they get back

why we are discussing these heavy questions, why do we use refrigerator without a D and “fridge” with a D in the middle?

that has puzzled me for nearly 40 years now…

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:00:57am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have no idea.
thefreedictionary.com

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:01:32am

re: #225 MsJ

I just pick up the carton from the middle.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:01:46am

re: #245 William Lewis

I have nearly 3 dozen in my fridge - I eat eggs at least once a day because a) they’re cheap, b) nutritious and did I mention c) Cheap? :D

Ah well, time to see if the truck is warm enough to sit in. It decided to get Cold last night. Makes me wish the wimps would do the Superb Owl at Lambeau Field LOL!

We do low carb; no sugar, flour, rice or potatoes. We eat eggs almost every day.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:03:15am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

European eggs are not washed and thus retain their natural protective coating. They are also sold unrefrigerated although I always put them in the fridge as soon as they get back

why we are discussing these heavy questions, why do we use refrigerator without a D and “fridge” with a D in the middle?

that has puzzled me for nearly 40 years now…

It’s short for “Frigidaire”, an important mid-century brand. Go in peace.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:03:20am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

European eggs are not washed and thus retain their natural protective coating. They are also sold unrefrigerated although I always put them in the fridge as soon as they get back

why we are discussing these heavy questions, why do we use refrigerator without a D and “fridge” with a D in the middle?

that has puzzled me for nearly 40 years now…

Probably to imitate the spelling of “bridge” or “fudge.” The root of the word comes from Latin.

Latin refrigeratus, past participle of refrigerare, from re- + frigerare to cool, from frigor-, frigus cold —

m-w-com

Of course, the Romans probably would have used a hard “g” but the French influence on English (e after g softens the consonant) killed that idea.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:04:40am

re: #254 wheat-dogg

Probably to imitate the spelling of “bridge” or “fudge.” The root of the word comes from Latin.

www.m-w-com

Erudite, but wrong.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:05:06am

re: #251 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

I just pick up the carton from the middle.

We can’t do that since the cartons are on a very short shelf tucked under another shelf. The only way to get them is to pull them out by the end.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:05:55am

re: #253 Decatur Deb

It’s short for “Frigidaire”, an important mid-century brand. Go in peace.

I just got a new Frigidaire. It’s… Really big. We love it.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:07:11am

re: #255 Decatur Deb

Erudite, but wrong.

Me, or Merriam-Webster? I will confess to pulling my idea out thin air.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:07:31am

re: #253 Decatur Deb

Ahh. No wonder I did not get it. I have an Amana.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:07:40am

re: #257 MsJ

I just got a new Frigidaire. It’s… Really big. We love it.

I drove 6 million screws into the back of 2 million GE’s, Hotpoints, Kenmores, etc. That’s how I got through U of L.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:11:03am

re: #258 wheat-dogg

Me, or Merriam-Webster? I will confess to pulling my idea out thin air.

Your Webster link is not hot. The philology of “cold” tracks, but doesn’t loop through “frigid—Frigidaire” as the commercial artifact.

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:12:14am

re: #255 Decatur Deb

Erudite, but wrong.

I’m a master of the Erudite but Wrong fu’

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:12:46am

re: #262 BigPapa

I’m a master of the Erudite but Wrong fu’

You can make a good living with that.

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:13:46am

re: #262 BigPapa

I’m a master of the Erudite but Wrong fu’

George Will, is that you?

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:21:01am

re: #261 Decatur Deb

Your Webster link is not hot. The philology of “cold” tracks, but doesn’t loop through “frigid—Frigidaire” as the commercial artifact.

Reload my comment and the link will appear. Frigid is mentioned as another descendant of frigerare.

Tradenames back then were pretty simple: “frigid air” is about as simple as it gets.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:23:32am

re: #265 wheat-dogg

Reload my comment and the link will appear. Frigid is mentioned as another descendant of frigerare.

Tradenames back then were pretty simple: “frigid air” is about as simple as it gets.

I friggin’ dare you to come up with anything better

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:27:15am

re: #266 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I friggin’ dare you to come up with anything better

Kelvinator?

That, I am sure came way ahead of Fahrenheitinator.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:27:29am

re: #265 wheat-dogg

Reload my comment and the link will appear. Frigid is mentioned as another descendant of frigerare.

Tradenames back then were pretty simple: “frigid air” is about as simple as it gets.

Still no dictionary joy:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:29:14am

I’m chill with this fridge convo.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:30:04am

re: #269 BigPapa

I’m chill with this fridge convo.

Cryobaby.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:30:18am

re: #269 BigPapa

I’m chill with this fridge convo.

It’s leaving me cold.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:33:15am

Started to love Physics when my HS teacher walked us through the cycle that lets a tiny gas refrigerator flame chill the beer.

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:34:29am

re: #270 Decatur Deb

No need to ice me Mr Freeze.

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:35:29am

Fire chilled beer. Take my cold hard cash.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:35:57am

Fridge puns. ::: sigh :::

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:38:16am

re: #274 BigPapa

Fire chilled beer. Take my cold hard cash.

en.wikipedia.org

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:41:42am

Seems like an appropriate time to reduce funding to Amtrak…
//

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:42:05am

In honor of the USA’s National Sportsball Day Festivities, here’s a little something with a British flavor.

Jiskefet - English Sports

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:43:42am

re: #268 Decatur Deb

Still no dictionary joy:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

Fiddle-faddle.
merriam-webster.com

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:44:57am

re: #272 Decatur Deb

Started to love Physics when my HS teacher walked us through the cycle that lets a tiny gas refrigerator flame chill the beer.

So you can be Amish and drink your beer cold, too, ja?

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:48:40am

Editing this paean of pastoral pastimes has worn me out. Going to bed. Have fun chillin’ out and/or watching sportsball things.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:48:41am

re: #280 wheat-dogg

So you can be Amish and drink your beer cold, too, ja?

I’ll bet there is a strain of Amish that would go that way.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:55:37am

re: #282 Decatur Deb

Yeah, those shifty Mennonites.
/

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 7:57:22am

re: #260 Decatur Deb

I drove 6 million screws into the back of 2 million GE’s, Hotpoints, Kenmores, etc. That’s how I got through U of L.

For accuracy, I re-looked that calculation, and came up with 3 million screws into 1.5 million refrigerators@1500/shift. (I did other things on the line.) Still a lot of screwing around, and it teaches you what a million of something really is.

At full tilt, our building ran three such lines for 2-3 shifts per day. When they came together at the conveyor to the massive warehouse, it looked like an endless river of boxes.

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jeffreyw  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:02:58am

re: #229 BlueSpotinAL

Looks like the Bird Word got out!

I was late bringing out the feeder one morning.

Imgur

They sent the woodpecker to knock on the door. Worried about my health, I ‘spect.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:07:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:09:03am

re: #286 FormerDirtDart

Scaramucci: I hope Trump doesn’t testify in Mueller probe because I don’t want him “caught in a gotcha moment”

you mean actually being held responsible for the consequences of what he says

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dangerman  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:17:03am

re: #284 Decatur Deb

For accuracy, I re-looked that calculation, and came up with 3 million screws into 1.5 million refrigerators@1500/shift. (I did other things on the line.) Still a lot of screwing around, and it teaches you what a million of something really is.

At full tilt, our building ran three such lines for 2-3 shifts per day. When they came together at the conveyor to the massive warehouse, it looked like an endless river of boxes.

That 3m figure came first. It’s all anyone’s gonna remember. And reference when the inevitable controversy and fight ensues later

Otoh a great book explaining “a million of anything” is innumeracy

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scottslemmons  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:18:51am

re: #286 FormerDirtDart

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“It’s so unfair that rich white people can be punished for lying! What a travesty of justice! You know what else is unfair? The existence of health care for the poor!”

Fuck if I know how we’re going to recover from being ruled by 63 million psychopaths.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:22:10am
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Jay C  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:22:35am

At the risk of getting iced out of conversation, I’d have to agree with wheat-dogg @ #254: the extra “d” in “fridge” is most likely there to have the word conform to the normal spelling rules for monosyllabic English words with a “j” sound in the middle where the consonantal value(s) -
especially a hard “g’ -have a different value without it: viz:

badge
hedge
bridge
dodge
budge

One might, of course, spell these words “bage”, “hege”,”brige”,”doge” and “buge”, but in normal English orthography* the pronunciation would be quite different; hence “fridge” vs. “frige”.

* “normal” should have scare-quotes:English has got to be one of the world’s odder languages when it comes to spelling vs. pronunciation

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nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:23:47am

re: #17 I Would Prefer Not To

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:24:53am

I agree.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:25:58am

re: #292 nines09

That is as good as this one from yesterday:
littlegreenfootballs.com

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:26:39am

*Snerk*

WASHINGTON—In a high-priority email sent to the entire staff, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt ordered all employees Friday to stay in the office over the weekend while it’s being fumigated. “This communication is to inform you that workers will be spraying down the office with fumigants this weekend, so everyone should please be here Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.,” Pruitt wrote, noting that because the room will be filled with noxious pesticides, EPA employees would be expected to remain at their desks for the duration of the procedure. “In the interest of being thorough, agency procedure requires you remain in the building the entire day that toxic fumes are being released in the building and the windows be closed at all times.” Pruitt also attached a postscript reminding staffers to be in the office two weekends from now for a scheduled asbestos installation.

politics.theonion.com

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Decatur Deb  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:27:34am

re: #293 DodgerFan1988

I agree.

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The lady standing behind him is my rep. She voted SNAP cuts while collecting subsidies on her hobby farm.

She’s next.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:32:39am
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:35:39am

re: #297 jaunte

Has nobody told him that his meeting with Russians to get dirt on Secretary Clinton was illegal and he may be in trouble? Perhaps he ought to shut up instead of running his mouth in public and digging himself in deeper.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:36:35am

re: #298 Patricia Kayden

He is unbelievably stupid.

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makeitstop  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:37:40am

re: #298 Patricia Kayden

Has nobody told him that his meeting with Russians to get dirt on Secretary Clinton was illegal and he may be in trouble? Perhaps he ought to shut up instead of running his mouth in public and digging himself in deeper.

TBH, I’m perfectly happy with him implicating himself every possible way he can. I want to see him in prison.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:37:43am

re: #298 Patricia Kayden

Has nobody told him that his meeting with Russians to get dirt on Secretary Clinton was illegal and he may be in trouble? Perhaps he ought to shut up instead of running his mouth in public and digging himself in deeper.

Hey as I see it please proceed. And to a point just up thread, it would be terribly unfair to not have Trump testify right? I mean hey if he is innocent no need for executive privilege or the 5th A…. Nothing to fear if you did nothing wrong. /

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nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:38:22am

re: #294 PhillyPretzel

Yes. I saw that and mine was in response to that. Both are good.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:38:25am

re: #293 DodgerFan1988

I guess he feels free to speak the truth now that he’s retiring from office. Coward.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:38:44am

Tell ya what, if you are in Los Angeles get outside a bit. Weather this good, in early February is rare.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:40:00am

re: #303 Patricia Kayden

I guess he feels free to speak the truth now that he’s retiring from office. Coward.

All of them. Every last one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:42:49am

re: #299 jaunte

He is unbelievably stupid.

no, just following his father’s example of saying anything that fits the narrative, no matter how unsubstantiated.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:44:31am

re: #293 DodgerFan1988

I agree.

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Yeah you certainly have.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:44:39am

re: #306 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I’d like to see more news people push back against the idea that investigating Russian mafia crimes is anything in the neighborhood of McCarthyism.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:44:52am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:46:41am

re: #308 jaunte

I’d like to see more news people push back against the idea that investigating Russian mafia crimes is anything in the neighborhood of McCarthyism.

I’d point out ot him also that a lot of his and his father’s allies think actual McCarthyism was a great thing. And yeah this isn’t even close to McCarthyism. Dumbo Jr is just projecting and spewing out shit as usual. I’m going to enjoy seeing him in jail.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:49:41am

re: #308 jaunte

I’d like to see more news people push back against the idea that investigating Russian mafia crimes is anything in the neighborhood of McCarthyism. all the bullshit that DT has been getting away with since he started campaigning

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nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:50:44am

.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:52:09am

re: #313 nines09

.

If you’ve ever wanted to be Henry VIII or Elizabeth I, there’s help for you.

I got married to the widow next door, she’s been married seven times before

(and every one was a Henry)

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:52:17am

re: #313 nines09

ROFL. As an English major I can cry and laugh at that.

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makeitstop  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:58:46am

They probably won’t release the rebuttal. But I’m pretty happy with the FBI leaking stories and blowing holes in the Nunesburger.

Do you think they had those Carter Page stories lined up and ready to go? I do. And there’s probably more.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 8:58:52am
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Flying Squirrel Girl  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:00:19am

re: #297 jaunte

When I was a teenager and would fight with my sister, I’d sometimes call her a “fascist pig,” because I thought it was a kind of pig and it was an even bigger insult than just a plain ol’ pig. I was 13.

Don Jr reminds me of my 13 year old self.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:00:59am

re: #318 Flying Squirrel Girl

It’s the Trump family collection of “words that are bad.”

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Teukka  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:02:46am

re: #315 PhillyPretzel

ROFL. As an English major I can cry and laugh at that.

*headdesks* *rolls on the office chair laughing*

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:08:19am
“…What I’m smelling here is fear,” Figliuzzi began. “There is something about this investigation, something about the special counsel’s work.”

“You have to go backwards,” he continued. “Something about that Carter Page wiretap. In the header and the footer of the memo page released, that are clearly redacted and crossed out, they state ‘top secret’. This isn’t being talked about a lot, but the average FISA affidavit, the underlying document — the average one is classified at the ‘secret’ level. This memo is top secret, which means it was derived from TS information.”

‘What is TS information?” he posed. “It is the most sensitive techniques another government agency, not the FBI, utilizes. What does that tell us about the underlying affidavit on Carter Page? That there were signals intelligence inside that affidavit. That signals intelligence is most often used against a foreign intelligence service somewhere else.”
rawstory.com

This is what Nunes was willing to expose for his irresponsible, ineffective stunt.

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makeitstop  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:13:44am

re: #321 jaunte

This is what Nunes was willing to expose for his irresponsible, ineffective stunt.

I’ll go with ‘irresponsible.’ But what if he’s trying to break intel practices and methods?

That would make the memo incredibly effective. And I’m pretty convinced that Nunes is no longer working for our side.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:14:50am

re: #322 makeitstop

I still have my bets in the “useful idiots” box.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:16:29am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:18:00am

re: #324 jaunte

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He’s proving again that Eric is the smarter of the two simply because Eric doesn’t go on FNC to blab as much. But I won’t impede on Donnie Jr digging his family’s own grave.

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Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:20:19am

re: #242 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. Interesting. I have no idea why we in the US use the dozen.

12 is popular for baking for the same reason 60 is popular in time: It’s divisible by a lot of number, especially the small ones. 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and itself. 60 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, and itself. For baking, it means that if I have to make 3 times the size of something, and I do that multiple times, I’m not going to have something left over.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:21:42am

re: #326 Belafon

I see.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:22:03am

re: #326 Belafon

12 is popular for baking for the same reason 60 is popular in time: It’s divisible by a lot of number, especially the small ones. 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and itself. 60 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, and itself. For baking, it means that if I have to make 3 times the size of something, and I do that multiple times, I’m not going to have something left over.

that was the argument the British used for 12 pence to the shilling

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sagehen  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:22:48am

re: #310 HappyWarrior

I’d point out ot him also that a lot of his and his father’s allies think actual McCarthyism was a great thing. And yeah this isn’t even close to McCarthyism. Dumbo Jr is just projecting and spewing out shit as usual. I’m going to enjoy seeing him in jail.

Is it an extra layer of irony if he (does) or (doesn’t) know the actual relationships between his dad, Roy Cohn and Joe McCarthy?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:23:35am

re: #329 sagehen

Is it an extra layer of irony if he (does) or (doesn’t) know the actual relationships between his dad, Roy Cohn and Joe McCarthy?

I had actually forgotten about that for a sec heh.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:24:58am
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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:26:02am

New Page up… Cold as ICE

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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:26:14am

re: #331 The Vicious Babushka

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LOL epic fail having this on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:29:20am

re: #333 HappyWarrior

LOL epic fail having this on Super Bowl Sunday.

Did you forget the Fox News loving “Patriots” are boycotting the NFL this year?

////

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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:34:59am

re: #334 Eclectic Cyborg

Did you forget the Fox News loving “Patriots” are boycotting the NFL this year?

////

Ha true. Seriously how pathetic is FNC?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:40:43am

thoughts and prayers…thoughts and prayers…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:43:57am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

thoughts and prayers…thoughts and prayers…

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I wonder if the tweet would be the same had the crash happened in California?

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Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:44:32am

re: #328 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that was the argument the British used for 12 pence to the shilling

With how easy it is to get to a store, it’s definitely a relic, but imagine, in America, how many people would freak out if you tried to sell 10 eggs. We can’t convert to the metric system.

I’m learning Spanish, and since I like numbers, I have found one thing interesting. In English, we have special names for the numbers 11 and 12 probably because of baking, whereas we essentially go 3-ten (thirteen), 4-ten, etc., afterwards. Spanish, on the other hand, has specially names for numbers up through 15, but start with a pattern afterwards: 10-and-6 (dieciséis). I’m curious why that was needed back then.

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dangerman  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:45:54am

re: #301 Unshaken Defiance

Hey as I see it please proceed. And to a point just up thread, it would be terribly unfair to not have Trump testify right? I mean hey if he is innocent no need for executive privilege or the 5th A…. Nothing to fear if you did nothing wrong. /

Right. Mueller isnt gonna take down an innocent president with a ’ gotcha’. No one would stand for that

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:45:57am

re: #338 Belafon

With how easy it is to get to a store, it’s definitely a relic, but imagine, in America, how many people would freak out if you tried to sell 10 eggs. We can’t convert to the metric system.

I’m learning Spanish, and since I like numbers, I have found one thing interesting. In English, we have special names for the numbers 11 and 12 probably because of baking, whereas we essentially go 3-ten (thirteen), 4-ten, etc., afterwards. Spanish, on the other hand, has specially names for numbers up through 15, but start with a pattern afterwards: 10-and-6 (dieciséis). I’m curious why that was needed back then.

I assume that it goes back to a method of counting based on ten fingers and two feet

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weave  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:47:10am

Meanwhile over on reddit…. Talk about hindsight.

Browse it using “ceddit” — hilarious to see how fast the moderators are removing comments…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:47:13am

re: #339 dangerman

Right. Mueller isnt gonna take down an innocent president with a ’ gotcha’. No one would stand for that

All Mueller needs is to do is collect enough contradictory or inconsistent sworn testimony from enough people and he can insist on clearing matters or investigating perjury charges.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:47:58am

re: #318 Flying Squirrel Girl

When I was a teenager and would fight with my sister, I’d sometimes call her a “fascist pig,” because I thought it was a kind of pig and it was an even bigger insult than just a plain ol’ pig. I was 13.

Don Jr reminds me of my 13 year old self.

Every single trump stopped emotionally growing at age 13.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:49:31am

re: #337 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if the tweet would be the same had the crash happened in California?

or Puerto Rico…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:49:50am
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plansbandc  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:50:01am

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:51:36am

re: #346 plansbandc

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Interesting Times  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:52:26am

Too bad this isn’t a proper thread. I’ll just have to post each one:

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Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:52:31am

re: #341 weave

Someone needs to mention the part where Reagan tripled the debt and raised taxes.

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nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:53:49am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:54:35am

re: #304 Unshaken Defiance

Tell ya what, if you are in Los Angeles get outside a bit. Weather this good, in early February is rare.

In the 70s and 80s with no more rain in sight…and this is the time of the year we should be getting the cold winter rains!…keep forgetting that RepubliKKKlans tell us there is no such thing as Global Warming…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:57:13am

too much of any good thing can make one hate it for eternity.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:57:42am

re: #338 Belafon

Canada has the metric system but we still sell eggs in dozens. Compromise is possible. Canadians also commonly express their height and weight using feet/inches and pounds.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 9:59:24am

Haha? Cable’s out where I’m at. Panic in the neighborhood.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:01:09am

re: #354 Stanley Sea

Time to fire up the internet and and enjoy. :) Not unless your cable company provides your internet service. :(

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Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:02:59am

re: #341 weave

Heh

I love that the moderators deleted it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:04:17am

re: #354 Stanley Sea

Haha? Cable’s out where I’m at. Panic in the neighborhood.

A couple of years ago I went on a Youth Retreat with my church and the campground was rural enough that it had - Gasp! - NO cell signal.

Cue much freaking out amongst our group of teenagers but amazingly - once they accepted their situation and started you know, actually talking to each other and hiking trails and making bonfires they actually had a really good time.

Funny that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:04:53am

re: #356 Belafon

How can you still see it if they removed it?

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:05:27am

re: #355 PhillyPretzel

Time to fire up the internet and and enjoy. :) Not unless your cable company provides your internet service. :(

All of it. Im on my phone using the 4g

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weave  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:06:06am

re: #358 Eclectic Cyborg

How can you still see it if they removed it?

ceddit.com is not reddit. Every time you browse the page with ceddit they cache it at the time and snapshot the comments so if it’s later removed they’ll retain the deleted comment and still display it.

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Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:06:09am

re: #358 Eclectic Cyborg

How can you still see it if they removed it?

weave put up a link that shows the edits to the page.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:07:20am

I’m at a super bowl party location. Cox is on it, but the stress is palatable.

Checking the nextdoor app, we are not alone. 🏈

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:08:38am

It’s just comical.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:12:22am
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makeitstop  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:13:16am

No Owl, Superb or otherwise, for us tonight.

We’re heading for the legendary Blue Note to see the nearly-equally legendary Jools Holland with a 19-piece band!

Jools Holland - Grand Hotel (Piano) OFFICIAL

We’re looking forward to this. Jools hasn’t played a NYC show in nearly 20 years.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:14:13am

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:15:12am

re: #362 Stanley Sea

I’m at a super bowl party location. Cox is on it, but the stress is palatable.

Checking the nextdoor app, we are not alone. 🏈

Uh Oh…
Are these guys invited?

(Not sure if you get the Spectrum commercials…?)

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:16:07am

I’m going to be watching my girls 🥌🥌🥌 their way to a 6th championship.

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:18:51am

re: #360 weave

I love how some moron posted thought things with a link that contradicted his thought things:

The military budget is dwarfed by the other things he mentioned. You could cut almost all of the military’s budget, and you still wouldn’t make up the difference in the deficit. You need to reform entitlements. Mandatory spending on Social Security, Unemployment, and Health is sinking us a lot faster than the military is.

nationalpriorities.org

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:19:55am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:20:56am

re: #370 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Eisenhower golfed all the time too. But they didn’t care. They’re so full of shit that Trump’s colon entrails are all over their faces.

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ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:21:42am

re: #308 jaunte

I’d like to see more news people push back against the idea that investigating Russian mafia crimes is anything in the neighborhood of McCarthyism.

And while pushing back, point out the real McCarthyism is the Devin “I’ve got some memos in my pocket” Nunes act which encompesses tossing good people under the bus for nefarious political driven reasons.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:22:07am

re: #371 HappyWarrior

Eisenhower golfed all the time too. But they didn’t care. They’re so full of shit that Trump’s colon entrails are all over their faces.

And every RepubliKKKlan loves to flaunt showing off Trump’s brown lipstick on their faces!

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makeitstop  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:22:41am

re: #373 Joe Bacon 🌹

And every RepubliKKKlan loves to flaunt showing off Trump’s brown lipstick on their faces!

Guys, guys….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:25:17am
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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:26:36am

re: #372 ObserverArt

And while pushing back, point out the real McCarthyism is the Devin “I’ve got some memos in my pocket” Nunes act which encompesses tossing good people under the bus for nefarious political driven reasons.

Let’s not discount that this really is a way to give intelligence to the Russians. What I thought was a nothingburger has been explained over and over as anything but (why I’d never make a good cop or IC person).

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:27:44am

re: #370 Joe Bacon 🌹

Obama played more golf than every other Black President combined.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:29:01am

re: #377 BigPapa

Obama played more golf than every other Black President combined.

Don’t forget when he put mustard on his burger. That was worse than Watergate. Or when he wore a gray suit.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:30:34am

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:31:37am

re: #341 weave

One comment that got censored made me chuckle:

President Trump is fulfilling his campaign promise to run the country like his businesses. Excessive borrowing leading to bankruptcy.

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ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:31:38am

re: #313 nines09

.

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You never know, that sign could be for an inexpensive architect/builder that would add “tudor” stylings to your existing home.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:37:28am

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ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:39:49am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

or Puerto Rico…

We already know that answer.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:41:19am

Thank you Retired Cynic. :)

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:42:09am

Try not to cry the worlds tiniest tears…


There’s a big problem for California Republicans, and it’s this year’s race for the U.S. Senate

There is something worse than seeing your political party lose — yet again — the race for one of California’s most prominent offices.
It’s when your party’s voters simply don’t show up on election day. And if enough of them simply sit out due to a lack of interest, it can endanger the party’s power for years to come.

Senate and Governor, both likely to be Dem v Dem in the general election. What GOP? (no disrespect to the national side!) This is a state thing. Late link! latimes.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:44:17am

re: #385 Unshaken Defiance

Try not to cry the worlds tiniest tears…

Senate and Governor, both likely to be Dem v Dem in the general election. What GOP?

And California RepubliKKKlans have nobody to blame but themselves for letting Pete Wilson’s racist Pied Pipering them to extinction!

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William Lewis  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:47:14am

Ah, home from church, scrounging in the fri(D)ge. Hmm.

Cube a couple of small potatoes, toss in oil & Provencal herb mix and toss ‘em in the oven. That gives me an hour.

Oh, 1/2 pound of ground beef. Swiss cheese slices. Still have a little bacon. And mushrooms! This is going to be nummy burger action today.

And 2 pints of hard cider left too.

That’s about as good as it gets.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:47:14am

re: #386 Joe Bacon 🌹

And California RepubliKKKlans have nobody to blame but themselves for letting Pete Wilson’s racist Pied Pipering them to extinction!

And then they bitch about how the “liberal elites” run their state. Well maybe if you weren’t xenophobic shitheads but nah.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:47:23am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:47:25am
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BeachDem  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:47:32am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

thoughts and prayers…thoughts and prayers…

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His standard wording for any and all train crashes.

Apropos of nothing but in the “small world” category , the Lexington Medical Center (county where crash occurred) once employed Nikki Haley as a fundraiser.

In 2006, Nikki Haley’s finances were a mess. The Republican gubernatorial candidate reported a family income of $40,269…By 2009, Haley was pulling down more than $100,000 at a fundraising job for the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

That job was created expressly for Haley, the hospital says, despite a resume that included only accounting positions with a Charlotte firm and with her parents’ clothing company…While Haley was at the foundation, it raised thousands of dollars from a pair of payday lending firms that Haley once oversaw on a House business subcommittee. In that legislative role, one fellow Republican once ripped Haley, saying she single-handedly had blocked efforts to regulate the payday lenders that later became large contributors to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

mcclatchydc.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:47:44am

re: #386 Joe Bacon 🌹

Can you point to a reference article on that? I lnow Wilson played a big role in the energy crisis but not much beyond that.

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makeitstop  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:48:17am

re: #390 Charles Johnson

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Sorry for your loss, Charles.

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Skip Intro  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:48:48am

re: #386 Joe Bacon 🌹

And California RepubliKKKlans have nobody to blame but themselves for letting Pete Wilson’s racist Pied Pipering them to extinction!

Well, they also wanted to drive the state into bankruptcy, so I say fuck them and I’d be happy to have zero Republicans in office here. Wherever they thrive they act exactly as Trump suckers.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:49:11am

re: #390 Charles Johnson

It is always sad when you lose a friend. I am sorry for your loss.

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:49:58am

re: #378 HappyWarrior

Don’t forget when he put mustard on his burger. That was worse than Watergate. Or when he wore a gray suit.

Obama played more golf than anybody in a tan suit with mustard. That’s worse than the Bubonic Plague x Salem Witch trials x Kajillion. Which is very bad.

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ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:52:52am

re: #376 MsJ

Let’s not discount that this really is a way to give intelligence to the Russians. What I thought was a nothingburger has been explained over and over as anything but (why I’d never make a good cop or IC person).

Oh no doubt. I was just being specific to Dumbass Jr. about his complete lack of understanding what the hell he is talking about. Another way he is like his father. They shoot their mouths off half the time not knowing anything about the subject.

Proud and arrogant ignorance.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:52:52am

re: #396 BigPapa

Obama played more golf than anybody in a tan suit with mustard. That’s worse than the Bubonic Plague x Salem Witch trials x Kajillion. Which is very bad.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:54:00am

re: #396 BigPapa

Obama played more golf than anybody in a tan suit with mustard. That’s worse than the Bubonic Plague x Salem Witch trials x Kajillion. Which is very bad.

Captain Hyperbole was what I immediately thought when Gorka blathered his ‘a hundred times worse than what King George did’ nonsense.

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retired cynic  Feb 4, 2018 • 10:58:15am

Hey, our “friend” Kathleen Hartnett White (“our flesh, blood and bones are built of carbon”) has had her nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality withdrawn. I’m sure they can come up with someone else equally bad. Probably not possible to be worse.

Link to WaPo.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:00:40am

re: #392 Eclectic Cyborg

Can you point to a reference article on that? I lnow Wilson played a big role in the energy crisis but not much beyond that.

Google California Prop 187 and you’ll find articles like this which point out:

1. The Latino share of the total California electorate has dramatically increased.

2. California Republicans embarked on an anti-immigrant agenda that alienated Latino voters and drove them into the open arms of the Democratic Party.

3. Republicans are unable to compete for California’s 55 Electoral College votes, which amounts to 20% of the total 270 necessary to win a presidential election

Pete Wilson staked his 1994 re-election on repeatedly playing the race card. He won re-election but he effectively killed the GOP statewide with his endless Latino bashing!

latinodecisions.com

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ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:01:13am

re: #390 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

@Green_Footballs
I played, recorded and toured with master drummer Leon “Ndugu” Chancler for years in George Duke’s band, and I’m greatly saddened to learn of his passing. RIP, old friend.

1:47 PM - Feb 4, 2018
1 1 Reply 4 4 Retweets 23 23 likes

Sorry to hear that Charles.

I think I remember a video you put up once of you with George Duke and he was the drummer. They were teasing you about adding more funk to your chops or something.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:01:35am

re: #390 Charles Johnson

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Charles, I’m so sorry to hear!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:02:55am

re: #394 Skip Intro

Well, they also wanted to drive the state into bankruptcy, so I say fuck them and I’d be happy to have zero Republicans in office here. Wherever they thrive they act exactly as Trump suckers.

Arnold cut taxes for the rich and he gladly let the red ink run like the dam was broke. It took Jerry Brown 6 years to turn the state around and finally put us in the black.

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retired cynic  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:09:03am

Glorious “video” of Curiosity on Mars:

washingtonpost.com

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:13:12am

So sorry Charles. I’ve been listening to his drumming on my Sennheiser headphones for a while now. Tight, but with flair. Puts a smile on my face.

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retired cynic  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:17:54am

re: #405 retired cynic

Glorious “video” of Curiosity on Mars:

washingtonpost.com

Also posted on Charlie Pierce’s twitter feed, where it got some wonderful responses:

MetaBoy: The computing power in your phone was more than Neil and Buzz had available to them for that entire mission. *That* kinda blows my mind right there.

Malaclypse: “The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed.”

Actor BosGuy: Kind of looks like trump’s inauguration.

Hamish Mack: Always half expecting a photobomb by David Bowie.

Jimbolint: It truly is remarkable. Although my grandfather, born 1893, would be most amazed that people buy water

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BigPapa  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:18:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:20:29am
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ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:21:18am

Found that video I remember of Charles with George Duke, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler on the cans. The fun part between the three of them is at the 3:00 mark.

Great music. In honor of George Duke and Leon “Ndugu” Chancler.

George Duke at studio 1978

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sagehen  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:21:41am

Reminder: Animal Planet’s unfootball counter programming is on all day, repeating as necessary. They’ve got 2 alternating games:

Puppy Bowl XIV: Pup-triots vs B-eagles
and
Ruff vs Fluff

(the halftime show is kittens)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:24:21am

re: #411 sagehen

Reminder: Animal Planet’s unfootball counter programming is on all day, repeating as necessary. They’ve got 2 alternating games:

Puppy Bowl XIV: Pup-triots vs B-eagles
and
Ruff vs Fluff

(the halftime show is kittens)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:26:04am
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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:30:33am

re: #413 Backwoods_Sleuth

“…The former federal prosecutor frowned and looked at the ceiling in irritation when the ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused the committee of passing up chances to interview other government officials in order to focus on Clinton herself.

Gowdy used every opportunity he could during the subsequent hours to counter allegations that his investigation has partisan motives - criticism that intensified in recent weeks as members of his own party applauded the committee for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers.”
mcclatchydc.com

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sagehen  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:32:28am

re: #388 HappyWarrior

And then they bitch about how the “liberal elites” run their state. Well maybe if you weren’t xenophobic shitheads but nah.

When I worked for the Gerald Ford campaign, California was a swing state… and moderate at that. We took great pride that we beat ex-gov Reagan in the R primary. And I continue to hold a grudge that Reagan’s national efforts (and convention ratfucking) is what weakened Ford enough that a hideously wrong answer to a debate question cost him the election.

But we did win Cali in Nov, so I felt I’d done my part.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:36:41am

re: #415 sagehen

Ford would have no place in today’s RepubliKKKlan Party

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nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:39:18am

re: #413 Backwoods_Sleuth

“But your portrayal as an evil worm was perfect.”

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freetoken  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:42:34am

re: #416 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ford would have no place in today’s RepubliKKKlan Party

Nor would most Republicans who started their political careers in the 1950’s.

The GOP today is the result of 40 years of proselytizing by the religious right, to take over a party. They intentionally picked the smaller party, and one in which the monied powers-that-be could be convinced it was in their interest to go along with atavistic social ideas.

Mostly it has indeed worked out for the millionaires who benefit from short term gain.

Meanwhile, for the rest of us, our social and material infrastructure is now failing of old age, as we’ve spent a couple of decades now giving up on the idea of taxation to support communities. Pretty much all the “safety nets” in existence today had their start many decades ago.

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MsJ  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:44:18am

re: #416 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ford would have no place in today’s RepubliKKKlan Party

Not would their saint, Ronnie Reagan. He’d be considered a flaming liberal.

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freetoken  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:45:49am

Here’s a video I’m watching, a recent presentation, that almost no one has viewed on Youtube, but I propose covers topics that are very important for all of us:

The Global Supply of Critical Materials: Assessing and Tracking Critical Mineral Commodities

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:47:46am

Trump Jr. makes Fredo look like Aristotle.

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sagehen  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:48:38am

re: #416 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ford would have no place in today’s RepubliKKKlan Party

Nor would Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney, Pete McCloskey, Chuck Hagel, Howard Baker, or for that matter Richard Nixon (EPA, OSHA, Title IX, Title X, affirmative action).

Even Reagan would be excoriated as RINO in today’s Republican party — gun control, amnesty, etc.

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The Major  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:55:57am

re: #390 Charles Johnson

The Major sends his condolences….

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freetoken  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:57:33am

One point about that last video that is so poignant in the era of Trump, is that we, the US, are totally dependent on importing a great many materials.

So the xenophobes who want trade wars are only going to precipitate economic suicide.

It’s so frustrating, to hear Trumpers claim that they voted for Trump because of “jobs”, when they don’t realize that their lives could easily be ruined by trade disruptions.

Provincialism is one of the hallmarks of Trumperism, and in life in 2018 it is really, really the wrong way to think.

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retired cynic  Feb 4, 2018 • 11:59:27am

re: #419 MsJ

Not would their saint, Ronnie Reagan. He’d be considered a flaming liberal.

Nah, he’d just shift positions to be with them.

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The Major  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:00:15pm

re: #424 freetoken

Provincialism is one of the hallmarks of Trumperism, and in life in 2018 it is really, really the wrong way to think.

Trump is like the Honey Badger….The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)

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retired cynic  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:01:02pm

A commenter on WaPo gave a new moniker for DT: Da Turnip.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:03:34pm

re: #427 retired cynic

Not bad but I do not want to insult vegetables. Vegetables have their own image problems they do not need Trump’s problems added to their’s.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:06:54pm
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lawhawk  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:09:15pm

re: #424 freetoken

Trump’s protectionist/xenophobic bent is going to undermine our trade relationships around the world. Being on the outside of TPP looking in means that other countries will see preferential treatment while the US loses out to countries like Japan (corrected from China = thanks Belafon) that stayed in the TPP.

Trump is also intent on going after NAFTA, despite all the benefits to the American economy.

Globalism isn’t going away, but ignoring it or imposing protectionist policies will mean that those that are already losing ground will see their situation get worse - not better.

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Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:10:17pm

re: #430 lawhawk

Trump’s protectionist/xenophobic bent is going to undermine our trade relationships around the world. Being on the outside of TPP looking in means that other countries will see preferential treatment while the US loses out to countries like China that stayed in the TPP.

Trump is also intent on going after NAFTA, despite all the benefits to the American economy.

Globalism isn’t going away, but ignoring it or imposing protectionist policies will mean that those that are already losing ground will see their situation get worse - not better.

China wasn’t part of the TPP.

432
BeachDem  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:11:20pm

re: #422 sagehen

Nor would Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney, Pete McCloskey, Chuck Hagel, Howard Baker, or for that matter Richard Nixon (EPA, OSHA, Title IX, Title X, affirmative action).

Even Reagan would be excoriated as RINO in today’s Republican party — gun control, amnesty, etc.

Forgetting Scott Brown (would that we could), the last 3 Republican senators in Mass.
(because with all the New England hate that’s going to be coming down the pike, felt it needed to be said)

Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.: served the first year of his new Senate term but then resigned his Senate seat on February 3, 1944 in order to return to active duty,[9] the first U.S. Senator to do so since the Civil War[10] He saw action in Italy and France.

In the fall of 1944, Lodge single-handedly captured a four-man German patrol.[11]He led the Draft Eisenhower movement prior to the 1952 election and served as Eisenhower’s campaign manager…Nixon’s 1960 VP—The choice of Lodge proved to be questionable. He did not carry his home state for Nixon. Also, some conservative Republicans charged that Lodge had cost the ticket votes, particularly in the South, by his pledge (made without Nixon’s approval) that if elected, Nixon would name at least one African American to a Cabinet post.

Leverett Saltonstall: was internationalist in foreign policy and moderate on domestic policy, serving as a well-liked mediating force in the Republican Party. He was the only member of the Republican Senate leadership to vote for the censure of Joseph McCarthy.

Edward Brooke— A member of the moderate-to-liberal Northeastern wing of the Republican Party…often differed with President Nixon on matters of social policy and civil rights. In 1967, Brooke was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP…By his second year in the Senate, Brooke had taken his place as a leading advocate against discrimination in housing and on behalf of affordable housing. With Walter Mondale, a Minnesota Democrat and fellow member of the Senate Banking Committee, he co-authored the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing.

433
jeffreyw  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:12:25pm

re: #362 Stanley Sea

Checking the nextdoor app, we are not alone.

You can get neighbors with an app? Can you borrow a cup of sugar?

434
Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:15:24pm

So I’m at friends for big super bowl party. We’ve been cooking all day, making Philly cheese steaks, Tijuana hot dogs (bacon wrapped) mini Cubanos, salads.

Find out that the cable & internet outage is specific to our house. No one to come till tomorrow.

We’re all just sitting here staring at each other. I tell them that we can know participate in The Last Man.

They had to wire this house in the hills. So its a bit weird setup. there is an actual power plug in the master br for the cable. My friend unplugged it for her kindle last night.

Laughing with relief & cracked a beer.

435
calochortus  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:17:22pm

re: #433 jeffreyw

Checking the nextdoor app, we are not alone.

You can get neighbors with an app? Can you borrow a cup of sugar?

We have a neighborhood email list. It predates NextDoor, but you can absolutely borrow a cup of sugar-along with exchanging left over foreign currency with some one traveling to that country, give away or sell random household items, get advice on good plumbers, etc. It’s great.

436
sagehen  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:17:48pm

re: #432 BeachDem

In the fall of 1944, Lodge single-handedly captured a four-man German patrol.[11]He led the Draft Eisenhower movement prior to the 1952 election and served as Eisenhower’s campaign manager…Nixon’s 1960 VP—The choice of Lodge proved to be questionable. He did not carry his home state for Nixon. Also, some conservative Republicans charged that Lodge had cost the ticket votes, particularly in the South, by his pledge (made without Nixon’s approval) that if elected, Nixon would name at least one African American to a Cabinet post.

A reminder of Nixon’s 1960 views on Civil Rights (before Goldwater, and before Pat Buchanan talked him into the Southern Strategy)…

1960 - Nixon on Civil Rights

437
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:19:19pm

re: #434 Stanley Sea

Internet and cable down. That is awful. I assume they want to watch the big game. Is TV reception good in that area or is cable a necessity? If reception is good they can get a simple antenna to receive a broadcast signal so they can watch the game.

I did not read the last sentence. I am happy everything is okay.

438
wrenchwench  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:20:48pm

re: #434 Stanley Sea

Tijuana hot dogs (bacon wrapped)

Those are Sonoran, at least in Tucson.

The Tijuana Dog—aka the Mexican Hot Dog, Sonora Dog, Border Dog, or Danger Dog—seems to be popping up everywhere these days, even on the East Coast. These bacon-wrapped beauties have actually been sold by Mexican street vendors since the 1950’s and slowly made their way across the border to California and Arizona.

[…]

439
Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:21:16pm

re: #437 PhillyPretzel

everything working, simple stupid power issue.

440
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:22:16pm

re: #439 Stanley Sea

Always check your power supply.

441
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:23:13pm

re: #424 freetoken

It’s so frustrating, to hear Trumpers claim that they voted for Trump because of “jobs”, when they don’t realize that their lives could easily be ruined by trade disruptions.

Provincialism is one of the hallmarks of Trumperism, and in life in 2018 it is really, really the wrong way to think.

It makes a good talking point and is easy to explain to people for whom the global economy is too complex an issue

442
wrenchwench  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:23:17pm

re: #436 sagehen

A reminder of Nixon’s 1960 views on Civil Rights (before Goldwater, and before Pat Buchanan talked him into the Southern Strategy)…

[Embedded content]

Video

He demonstrates his shifty eyes right after his name is said.

443
BeachDem  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:23:22pm

re: #436 sagehen

A reminder of Nixon’s 1960 views on Civil Rights (before Goldwater, and before Pat Buchanan talked him into the Southern Strategy)…

[Embedded content]

Video

Even back then, it was “some conservative Republicans” who thought supporting civil rights was the wrong move. (thanks for posting that—interesting.)

444
nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:26:03pm

re: #434 Stanley Sea

Imagine they found that out at 11 PM tonight? And the TV’s all crackled to life…..and everyone…..laughed…..and

445
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:27:47pm

Once upon a time there were Liberal Republicans but starting in 1976 they were purged one by one until the last one—Stafford was gone from the Senate in 2006…

446
Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:28:25pm

re: #444 nines09

Imagine they found that out at 11 PM tonight? And the TV’s all crackled to life…..and everyone…..laughed…..and

my friend’s like, let’s not talk about this anymore.

447
jeffreyw  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:29:59pm

re: #440 PhillyPretzel

Always check your power supply.

“Did you try unplugging it?”
Yes! Tech help-line had me do that yesterday!
“Err… did you plug it back in?”
.
.
OK! That worked! Thank you thank you thank you!

448
Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:30:41pm

re: #431 Belafon

China wasn’t part of the TPP.

True. Indeed TPP was originally designed to ensure US influence in Asia in the face of expanding Chinese influence. But it was too easy for demagogues of the Right and Left to make it out as ‘Asian NAFTA’.

This is symbolic of all of Trump’s foreign policy stupidity, which in turn is all based in the stupid idea that we should have a businessman as President. Businessmen these days think in terms of the next quarterly report, this year’s profit, tomorrow’s stock price. They DON’T think in strategic terms about the long run, and this is even more true of Trump, who barely thinks at all, but rather reacts from the lizard brain.

Trump’s inability to think in terms beyond immediate gain or loss, and his inability to deal with complexity leads him to see the world entirely as a zero sum game. Allegiances and multilateral trade pacts pay off in the future. That’s too much waiting and too many moving parts.

People say Trump isn’t playing multidimensional chess, he’s playing checkers. But no, he’s not even playing checkers. He’s playing Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.

“He knocked his block off!”
449
nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:33:09pm

re: #446 Stanley Sea

my friend’s like, let’s not talk about this anymore.

Dodged it. Needs small sign. “HIGH VOLTAGE DANGER DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TOUCH”

450
Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:33:11pm

re: #440 PhillyPretzel

Always check your power supply.

Step 1. Is it plugged in?
Step 2. Is the power switch in the on position.

451
ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:34:02pm

re: #434 Stanley Sea

So I’m at friends for big super bowl party. We’ve been cooking all day, making Philly cheese steaks, Tijuana hot dogs (bacon wrapped) mini Cubanos, salads.

Find out that the cable & internet outage is specific to our house. No one to come till tomorrow.

We’re all just sitting here staring at each other. I tell them that we can know participate in The Last Man.

They had to wire this house in the hills. So its a bit weird setup. there is an actual power plug in the master br for the cable. My friend unplugged it for her kindle last night.

Laughing with relief & cracked a beer.

I have an amplifier in my house to boost signals to multiple and far runs, etc. It has a power source. It’s probably a unit like that. Unplugged…no signal.

452
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:34:16pm

re: #450 Belafon

Yes to both in this case. :)

453
Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:35:33pm

re: #436 sagehen

A reminder of Nixon’s 1960 views on Civil Rights (before Goldwater, and before Pat Buchanan talked him into the Southern Strategy)…

[Embedded content]

Video

For Nixon and Wallace, and so many other Republicans of the time, their attitude on race was not a personal choice, but a political one, which could be changed as needed to get elected.

454
ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:35:53pm

re: #442 wrenchwench

He demonstrates his shifty eyes right after his name is said.

Nunes has those same Nixonian eyes. He’d die to look at someone directly too.

Must be something with Californian Republicans.

455
Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:38:49pm

re: #452 PhillyPretzel

Yes to both in this case. :)

Step 3. Did you reboot?

As a software engineer, I would constantly have to ask people those questions when they came to me with computer problems (generally involving the computer not working or some piece of software failing to run after install), and would get annoyed when tech support would ask me them.

456
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:39:44pm

re: #455 Belafon

I understand. We all forget things.

457
Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:43:00pm

re: #455 Belafon

Step 3. Did you reboot?

As a software engineer, I would constantly have to ask people those questions when they came to me with computer problems (generally involving the computer not working or some piece of software failing to run after install), and would get annoyed when tech support would ask me them.

I’ve been told the best way to ask the question is, “What color is the socket it’s plugged into?”

458
FormerDirtDart  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:43:27pm
459
nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:43:52pm

I’ll consider the day a success if Tom Brady gets hit so hard his helmet decals are laying on the field as they wheel him off.

460
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:45:52pm

re: #448 Blind Frog Belly White

Meanwhile we’re stuck playing Mystery Date and Tweetler is The Dud!

461
Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:48:57pm

re: #450 Belafon

Step 1. Is it plugged in?
Step 2. Is the power switch in the on position.

It’s a weird thing though, not normal. I feel like I have to explain.

White cable cord comes from outside to a black plug in power box.

Beside a nightstand.

462
Charmingly Persistent  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:50:56pm
463
Belafon  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:50:59pm

re: #461 Stanley Sea

It’s a weird thing though, not normal. I feel like I have to explain.

White cable cord comes from outside to a black plug in power box.

Beside a nightstand.

I was just trying to make a joke. It just reminded me so much of how to fix computer problems.

464
FormerDirtDart  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:51:20pm
465
Barefoot Grin  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:51:34pm

Kinda torn. As a transplant to New England, I have no allegiance to the Pats. But if they win everyone around is happier and work is more pleasant. I kinda want the Eagles. And hell, folks around here are adults, they’ll get over a Super Bowl loss in a day or two, right?

466
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:51:36pm

re: #461 Stanley Sea

I understand. You should see the wiring setup for my FiOS. It is all over the place.

467
FormerDirtDart  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:53:02pm

re: #465 Barefoot Grin

Kinda torn. As a transplant to New England, I have no allegiance to the Pats. But if they win everyone around is happier and work is more pleasant. I kinda want the Eagles. And hell, folks around here are adults, they’ll get over a Super Bowl loss in a day or two, right?

No

468
nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:53:42pm

re: #465 Barefoot Grin

I’ve survived a lifetime of Eagles loyalty. I’m fine. Fine, I tell you. Just. Fine. OK? FINE.

469
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:55:58pm

re: #465 Barefoot Grin

Being from Philadelphia I am accustomed to sports teams loosing. If there is another sport in progress that usually helps.

470
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 4, 2018 • 12:58:07pm

re: #469 PhillyPretzel

Being from Philadelphia I am accustomed to sports teams loosing. If there is another sport in progress that usually helps.

I grew up a Cubs fan. After 2016, I can finally root for them again.

471
FormerDirtDart  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:01:00pm
472
Targetpractice  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:01:28pm

However the game ends, I expect to see at least two riots tonight.

473
allegro  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:02:57pm

re: #459 nines09

I’ll consider the day a success if Tom Brady gets hit so hard his helmet decals are laying on the field as they wheel him off.

I was just out walking Buddy and stopped to chat with a neighbor who does the field painting for all the Texans games. I asked if he was excited about the game today and he was Pfft who cares except for wanting to see the Pats beat. I’m thinking that will be why the majority of folks watch the game at all. Include me on that list, at least until Victoria starts.

474
A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:03:01pm

re: #415 sagehen

When I worked for the Gerald Ford campaign, California was a swing state… and moderate at that. We took great pride that we beat ex-gov Reagan in the R primary. And I continue to hold a grudge that Reagan’s national efforts (and convention ratfucking) is what weakened Ford enough that a hideously wrong answer to a debate question cost him the election.

But we did win Cali in Nov, so I felt I’d done my part.

Getting into this a little late, but Ford most likely lost because he pardoned Nixon (starting the tradition of pardoning people before they’re’ convicted of anything… but that’s another story).

475
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:05:14pm

re: #473 allegro

I am in the Victoria Camp. It starts at 8pm EST.
whyy.org

476
FormerDirtDart  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:06:48pm

I’m guessing they’re rooting for opposing sides

477
FormerDirtDart  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:08:20pm
478
allegro  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:08:57pm

re: #475 PhillyPretzel

I am in the Victoria Camp.
whyy.org

Depends on how the game goes for me. If the Eagles are ahead or it’s at least a close game I’ll keep watching. I can catch this ep of Victoria later in the week or before next week’s ep since they run it several times.

479
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:10:13pm

re: #478 allegro

I can watch to later too. I have the season pass with amazon.

480
nines09  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:23:27pm
481
Anymouse 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:23:34pm

Gotta say, the banner adverts that come up here from Ad Choices seem a bit strange when I first come on to the site:

Find out what the one carb is you need to cut to lose weight if you are over fifty!

Sign the petition to get the evil influence of George Soros out of Washington (Judicial Watch).

Not clicking on those … if I lost weight I would disappear, and JW can take their racist tripe elsewhere.

If I don’t click, does that mean Mr. Johnson doesn’t get any money from them, or do banner adverts from Ad Choices work differently?

482
Anymouse 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:24:26pm

On the Super Bowl, the Cubs didn’t make it so I’m not terribly interested. Maybe next year… . /s

483
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:28:00pm

Dang. Some silly person is shooting off some fireworks right now in the rain. This is going to be a noisy evening.

484
ObserverArt  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:34:21pm

re: #483 PhillyPretzel

Dang. Some silly person is shooting off some fireworks right now in the rain. This is going to be a noisy evening.

Ha. Your post reminds me of 1976 when I and some friends drove to Philly for the Bicentennial celebration. There was a big parade and fireworks display going on down near Independence Hall.

As the parade was winding down the folks in the stands on both sides of the parade route started setting off stuff. Then it turned into almost a war of bottle rockets. strings of firecrackers, roman candles, those swirly saucer type things, etc. It was crazy.

It was a hell of a party. We had a blast.

485
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:35:04pm

Flat Earther Fails To Launch His Homemade Rocket — Yet Again (Slashdot)

Flat earther “Mad” Mike Hughes, who also bills himself as “the last great daredevil,” promised Super Bowl-sized ratings for an event Saturday where he’d blast himself nearly half a mile into the sky on a homemade rocket. “We had 20 cameras on site today, ready for a full segment,” explained the video-on-demand site Noize TV on their Facebook page. One newspaper described it as also being “an event which he hopes will get people to investigate the ideology which holds the earth is flat.” But judging from online reactions, the event was just another disappointment.

486
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:35:25pm

SO is this the part where we are supposed to chant, “Ice, Ice, Baby” while Vanilla Christ does his thing?

WORD…TO YOUR MOTHER…AYN MF’ING RAND…
487
Dave In Austin  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:35:33pm
488
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:36:52pm

re: #487 Dave In Austin

[Embedded content]

That’s not even going to clean up Tweetler’s Golden Throne Room…

489
dangerman  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:39:55pm

re: #471 FormerDirtDart

Police do not believe yesterday’s shooting at a Los Angeles middle school was intentional: A 12-year-old girl dropped her backpack, which contained a semiautomatic handgun, and it discharged, wounding 2 students

bullshit

she was in possession of a weapon
she lost control of that weapon
long before the backpack “dropped”

the entire event was foreseeable and preventable
the scenario could have been avoided 10 different ways
it was not avoided

that makes it intentional

490
Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:40:51pm
491
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:42:28pm

Even Julie and the kids hate Tweetler!

492
PhillyPretzel  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:43:54pm

re: #490 Stanley Sea

Whatever you do don’t tell the winners of the NFC and the AFC. They think it is about them.

493
Targetpractice  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:45:45pm
494
dangerman  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:45:47pm

re: #485 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Flat Earther Fails To Launch His Homemade Rocket — Yet Again (Slashdot)

the trump school of build it up way in advance, do nothing, hope no one cares, return to step 1 (cf infrastructure)

495
dangerman  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:46:37pm

re: #486 Joe Bacon 🌹

SO is this the part where we are supposed to chant, “Ice, Ice, Baby” while Vanilla Christ does his thing?

[Embedded content]

yeah, there’s a guy who could be president easy

496
stpaulbear  Feb 4, 2018 • 1:49:47pm

re: #490 Stanley Sea

Josh Marshall

@joshtpm
Consistent message with a helping of trolling. The Super Bowl is really about honoring military.

Trump will tweet something to try to make it about himself before the afternoon is over.

497
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 4, 2018 • 2:02:23pm

Meanwhile, I’m playing the Chess Super Bowl—Stockfish 9 vs Deep Junior Yokahama on my Macs…

498
Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 4, 2018 • 2:22:31pm

re: #443 BeachDem

Even back then, it was “some conservative Republicans” who thought supporting civil rights was the wrong move. (thanks for posting that—interesting.)

Phyllis Schlafly first came to national prominence by leading a “revolt” against Nixon’s civil rights plank at the 1960 Republican convention. She failed then, and Nixon lost the election. Nixon himself came around to her view in 1968, and won. It was a lesson that Republicans have applied ever since.

499
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2018 • 2:29:31pm

re: #470 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I grew up a Cubs fan. After 2016, I can finally root for them again.

My favourite hockey team hasn’t won a championship in 51 years. How do you think I feel?


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