The Bob Cesca Show: Very Weapons Talented

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Very Weapons Talented: NSFW; The great David ‘TRex’ Ferguson is here; The CNN gun control town hall; Wayne LaPierre at CPAC; Trump motorboated the NRA on Twitter; Trump wants a public school arms race; Trump’s listening session with massacre survivors; David Hogg getting death threats; Thomas Friedman scores with new Trump editorial; Manafort caught bribing bank official; Nunes tweets to Russian trolls; Trumpers whine about Twitter banning bots and trolls; and much more.

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372 comments

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 12:44:01pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 12:46:00pm

re: #1 MsJ

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I don’t use them anyhow but good to know.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 23, 2018 • 12:46:35pm

That is one scary ass photo.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 12:54:38pm

There seems to be a real backlash to the NRA. About time.

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electrotek  Feb 23, 2018 • 12:55:05pm

NWA > NRA

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 23, 2018 • 12:55:06pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 23, 2018 • 12:55:34pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

That is one scary ass photo.

It sure is a photo of a scary ass.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:01:22pm

sniff, sniff…Smell that? That’s desperation.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:03:00pm

THOSE DAMN KIDS NEED TO SHOW SENATOR RUBIO SOME RESPECT, JUST LIKE THE PRESIDENT, WHO CALLS HIM LITTLE MARCO, DOES!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:03:13pm

re: #8 makeitstop

sniff, sniff…Smell that? That’s desperation.

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I thought Hitler spoke German?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:04:32pm

re: #8 makeitstop

sniff, sniff…Smell that? That’s desperation.

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That’s why you’re an ex sheriff. Fuck off with that shit.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:05:05pm

re: #10 Blind Frog Belly White

I thought Hitler spoke German?

And I didn’t know Hitler didn’t want guns in schools.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:05:37pm

re: #9 bill d. (b.d.)

THOSE DAMN KIDS NEED TO SHOW SENATOR RUBIO SOME RESPECT, JUST LIKE THE PRESIDENT, WHO CALLS HIM LITTLE MARCO, DOES!

Or the people who liken them to Hitler.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:05:37pm

Be still my heart!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:06:15pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

And I didn’t know Hitler didn’t want guns in schools.

Pretty sure the Hitlerjugend weren’t just about winning merit badges for woodsmanship.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:08:34pm

re: #15 Blind Frog Belly White

Pretty sure the Hitlerjugend weren’t just about winning merit badges for woodsmanship.

No kidding. This idiot is fucking ignorant.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:09:03pm
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Amory Blaine  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:14:25pm

Bob Cesca is moving to DC.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:14:36pm

kinda OT but anyone see the Law And Order SVU episode with the right wing blonde nut (basically a version of Laura Ingraham) where she was raped and tried to pin it on an Antifa protester but it really was some wingnut blogger that looked eerily like the Rage Furby? Good times.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:14:54pm

re: #17 Ace-o-aces

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Garrison REALLY needs psychiatric help!!!!!

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petesh  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:15:26pm

re: #18 Amory Blaine

Bob Cesca is moving to DC.

Run, Trump, Run, run away!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:15:29pm

I just dropped in on my old stomping grounds, the political subformum of a bowhunting website. Wow. Did you know that Gitmo has been upgraded to the tune of $500,000,000? And all so that George Soros, both Podestas, the Bushes, and assorted other ‘Rothschild assets’ “many of whom are part of a Pedophile Satanic global network” could be tried by military tribunals there? Indeed, they may already have been airlifted there!

This is worse than Louise Mench and her “Marshal of the Supreme Court” nonsense. And they’re lapping it up. Not all, to be sure, but many, including at least one guy who was sane, or at least seemed to be, before November 2008.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:16:22pm

re: #17 Ace-o-aces

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Looks like a sack of shit, tied in the middle.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:20:10pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

I just dropped in on my old stomping grounds, the political subformum of a bowhunting website. Wow. Did you know that Gitmo has been upgraded to the tune of $500,000,000? And all so that George Soros, both Podestas, the Bushes, and assorted other ‘Rothschild assets’ “many of whom are part of a Pedophile Satanic global network” could be tried by military tribunals there? Indeed, they may already have been airlifted there!

This is worse than Louise Mench and her “Marshal of the Supreme Court” nonsense. And they’re lapping it up. Not all, to be sure, but many, including at least one guy who was sane, or at least seemed to be, before November 2008.

Even some of the more reasonable conservatives I knew have gone nutty.

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Belafon  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:21:49pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

Even some of the more reasonable conservatives I knew have gone nutty.

They know their time is coming to an end, and they’d rather go down frothing at the mouth than change with the times.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:23:58pm

re: #25 Belafon

They know their time is coming to an end, and they’d rather go down frothing at the mouth than change with the times.

Yep. It’s a refusal to adjust and accept reality.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:24:31pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

Even some of the more reasonable conservatives I knew have gone nutty.

Indeed. They’re also talking about this genius idea of putting police “substations” in every school.

So, I guess the police would be bringing murderers, rapists, drunks, prostitutes, drug dealers, and muggers to your kid’s school to book them, and hold them for interrogation, and then release them, right at the door of the school.

Great idea!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:25:19pm

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

Indeed. They’re also talking about this genius idea of putting police “substations” in every school.

So, I guess the police would be bringing murderers, rapists, drunks, prostitutes, drug dealers, and muggers to your kid’s school to book them, and hold them for interrogation, and then release them, right at the door of the school.

Great idea!

Wow I hadn’t heard about that. That’s insane even for them.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:26:26pm

re: #25 Belafon

They know their time is coming to an end, and they’d rather go down frothing at the mouth than change with the times.

I used to think if it as a distillation, but distillation condenses the vapors coming off of a boiling pot of stuff. This is more like the boiling pot of stuff, where the things you don’t want get more and more concentrated and disgusting.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:27:09pm

They just seem to get more insane. See the MO GOP blaming Soros for the indictment there.

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KGxvi  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:28:05pm

re: #10 Blind Frog Belly White

I thought Hitler spoke German?

Well, at least until he moved to Argentina

/history channel conspiracies

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:28:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:29:19pm

I think to use a physics law, it’s their reaction. As the rest of us grow more open minded to others, they grow more hostile. I don’t remember the right being that hostile to transgender people in the past. I mean they weren’t tolerant but the transgender sex offender fantasy thing to me seems to be a bitter response to losing the SSM battle.

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unproven innocence  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:29:41pm

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

Indeed. They’re also talking about this genius idea of putting police “substations” in every school.

So, I guess the police would be bringing murderers, rapists, drunks, prostitutes, drug dealers, and muggers to your kid’s school to book them, and hold them for interrogation, and then release them, right at the door of the school.

Great idea!

Booking registered sex offenders at police-substations-in-schools could be problematic.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:29:55pm

re: #31 KGxvi

Well, at least until he moved to Argentina

/history channel conspiracies

Buenos Noches, mein fuhrer.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:30:16pm

re: #34 unproven innocence

Booking registered sex offenders at police-substations-in-schools could be problematic.

Just a little bit.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:30:34pm
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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:32:09pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

I think to use a physics law, it’s their reaction. As the rest of us grow more open minded to others, they grow more hostile. I don’t remember the right being that hostile to transgender people in the past. I mean they weren’t tolerant but the transgender sex offender fantasy thing to me seems to be a bitter response to losing the SSM battle.

Bathroom bills did that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:32:25pm

re: #37 Ace-o-aces

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Shapiro is wrong as always. And the fact is the NRA lobbies for the law that made it possible for Cruz to get the gun he did. Ben can fuck off with his patronizing bullshit for once.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:33:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:33:34pm

re: #38 makeitstop

Bathroom bills did that.

Which was a response to losing Obergefell. Conservatives needed a new target for their base. It’s now transgender people and that little shit Shapiro is part of that too.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:34:02pm

re: #40 Ace-o-aces

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Pretty much.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:35:58pm

re: #23 Blind Frog Belly White

Looks like a sack of shit, tied in the middle.

Because he is.

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ObserverArt  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:37:06pm

re: #34 unproven innocence

Booking registered sex offenders at police-substations-in-schools could be problematic.

Well, if you are going to make them gun free…why stop there?

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electrotek  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:37:31pm

Hertz is out

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:38:36pm

re: #34 unproven innocence

Booking registered sex offenders at police-substations-in-schools could be problematic.

Releasing them there, if not charged, is even more so.

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KGxvi  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:40:00pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

I think to use a physics law, it’s their reaction. As the rest of us grow more open minded to others, they grow more hostile. I don’t remember the right being that hostile to transgender people in the past. I mean they weren’t tolerant but the transgender sex offender fantasy thing to me seems to be a bitter response to losing the SSM battle.

It’s an unwillingness to try and understand people with different experiences. The tide turned on gay rights because it got to the point where everyone knew somebody who was out. It’s a lot harder to stereotype and fearmonger when the guy in accounting is talking about his boyfriend, or that funny gal on that show you like is holding hands with her girlfriend on the red carpet. I suspect the same will eventually happen with transgenderism, more people will come out and they’ll have to confront it, they’ll figure out that it’s not really an issue, and they’ll move on to being scared by something else.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:40:08pm
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darthstar  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:40:20pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:40:50pm

re: #47 KGxvi

It’s an unwillingness to try and understand people with different experiences. The tide turned on gay rights because it got to the point where everyone knew somebody who was out. It’s a lot harder to stereotype and fearmonger when the guy in accounting is talking about his boyfriend, or that funny gal on that show you like is holding hands with her girlfriend on the red carpet. I suspect the same will eventually happen with transgenderism, more people will come out and they’ll have to confront it, they’ll figure out that it’s not really an issue, and they’ll move on to being scared by something else.

True that.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:41:57pm
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DodgerFan1988  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:42:00pm

What a worm.

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Belafon  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:42:37pm

re: #47 KGxvi

It’s an unwillingness to try and understand people with different experiences. The tide turned on gay rights because it got to the point where everyone knew somebody who was out. It’s a lot harder to stereotype and fearmonger when the guy in accounting is talking about his boyfriend, or that funny gal on that show you like is holding hands with her girlfriend on the red carpet. I suspect the same will eventually happen with transgenderism, more people will come out and they’ll have to confront it, they’ll figure out that it’s not really an issue, and they’ll move on to being scared by something else.

Vulcans. “I don’t mind boys with boys and girls with girls, but I stop at women with aliens.”

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ObserverArt  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:42:41pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

Shapiro is wrong as always. And the fact is the NRA lobbies for the law that made it possible for Cruz to get the gun he did. Ben can fuck off with his patronizing bullshit for once.

I bet it took Benny hours to compose that statement.

Look at that self-satisfied face in the image. He be real happy about that one.

I mean come on; forever the best quote on the issue!

The BenjaMan will never be topped.

He can retire and go the hell away now

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:42:58pm

Anyone want to be that next year, the “CPAC Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” goes to someone who attacked the Parkland survivors for speaking out?

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:45:40pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:45:46pm

More adjusted Mueller indictments being announced for Manafort. Dealing with Paying European Politicians to lobby for Ukraine interests.

Mueller is stepping on Paul’s neck.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:45:57pm

re: #54 ObserverArt

I bet it took Benny hours to compose that statement.

Look at that self-satisfied face in the image. He be real happy about that one.

I mean come on; forever the best quote on the issue!

The BenjaMan will never be topped.

He can retire and go the hell away now

He is so pathetically smug. Had a great talk with my brother about people like him who look down on people and we both asked ourselves what someone like Shapiro, Crowder, etc legitimately contributes to society?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:47:34pm

re: #56 The Vicious Babushka

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And that shows you the hypocrisy. They’re fine with limiting games or movies but don’t want to even consider gun laws. We don’t even know if Cruz was a gamer let alone an enthusiastic one.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:48:38pm

re: #57 ObserverArt

More adjusted Mueller indictments being announced for Manafort. Dealing with Paying European Politicians to lobby for Ukraine interests.

Mueller is stepping on Paul’s neck.

To think he was shelling out all that dough to foreign politicians, while working on the Trump campaign for free.

Man, when that bag busts open, all kinds of slimy shit is gonna fall out. And there’s no way you can tell me Trump wasn’t involved with at least some of it.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:48:47pm

re: #55 Blind Frog Belly White

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Anyone want to be that next year, the “CPAC Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” goes to someone who attacked the Parkland survivors for speaking out?

We’ll see how they feel about Pai when an ISP slows down their bandwidth because they don’t like CPAC.

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ObserverArt  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:50:13pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior

He is so pathetically smug. Had a great talk with my brother about people like him who look down on people and we both asked ourselves what someone like Shapiro, Crowder, etc legitimately contributes to society?

Well, about the only thing I could offer is he allows us to keep up on wingnut thinking and you can watch who follows him so you can stay away from all of them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:50:52pm
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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:51:12pm

re: #48 makeitstop

From the article:

“The UK Parliament should have a special role looking at Russian influence, both in the UK but globally,

The UK is too busy shooting itself in the foot as a result of the Murdoch lead news ginning up the Olds (much like here) and some internal folks (all having the same Russian connections).

If the UK continued in its path of brexit, it will likely fall for decades if not generations. And they are apparently too stupid to realize or admit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:51:40pm

re: #56 The Vicious Babushka

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We’ve been running this experiment for decades, with the control group being the rest of the developed world.

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SteelPH  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:51:50pm

re: #55 Blind Frog Belly White

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Anyone want to be that next year, the “CPAC Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” goes to someone who attacked the Parkland survivors for speaking out?

Ajit Pai can go piss up a rope. He has one of the most punchable faces and demeanors I’ve ever seen.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:52:51pm

The simplest representation of how US “conservatism” lacks self-reflection is the sheer size of its market for people that complain and take offense.

And I do mean market. As in the quantity of money that moves in the process of consuming grievance and being coddled in self-indulgence resentment.

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KGxvi  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:53:35pm

re: #64 MsJ

From the article:

The UK is too busy shooting itself in the foot as a result of the Murdoch lead news ginning up the Olds (much like here) and some internal folks (all having the same Russian connections).

If the UK continued in its path of brexit, it will likely fall for decades if not generations. And they are apparently too stupid to realize or admit.

John Oliver made the joke this weekend about how when Germany talks about taking a leadership role the rest of Europe goes, “NO! They are still in time out and they know what they did!”

I have a feeling there are parts of the world that probably still feel that way about the British. As the old line goes: the sun doesn’t set on the British Empire, but that’s only because God doesn’t trust the English in the dark.

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freetoken  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:53:43pm

America, 2018:

One Texas Board of Education primary result could spell a return to culture wars

Over her 16 years on the State Board of Education, Pat Hardy has rallied for her share of socially conservative measures. She’s endorsed keeping “pro-American” values in history textbooks. She’s backed emphasizing “states’ rights” instead of slavery as the cause of the Civil War. And she’s supported teaching “both sides” of arguments around climate change.

But her Republican challengers in the March 6 primaries — Feyi Obamehinti and Cheryl Surber— are telling voters that they’re even further to the right. (Surber’s campaign Facebook page even refers to her as the “Donald Trump of the Texas State Board of Education” candidate.)

[…]

Obamehinti also supports teaching creationism in science classrooms and is skeptical of the idea that the state should approve a Mexican-American studies course, a current consideration on the board. She argues she can do a better job of reaching out to constituents than Hardy has done. “I live in District 11, and I have never had any outreach in 16 years,” she said.

[…]

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:53:53pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior

He is so pathetically smug. Had a great talk with my brother about people like him who look down on people and we both asked ourselves what someone like Shapiro, Crowder, etc legitimately contributes to society?

Examples of ‘That Guy’, as in ‘Don’t be That Guy’.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:54:01pm
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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:54:13pm
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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:54:24pm

Nepotism? In this administration? Surely you jest! ///

12 grand a month for being Pence’s nephew. What kind of shit is he up to?

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KGxvi  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:55:40pm

re: #73 makeitstop

Nepotism? In this administration? Surely you jest! ///

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12 grand a month for being Pence’s nephew. What kind of shit is he up to?

That’s expensive for someone shredding documents and microwaving hard drives all day.

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Jack Burton  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:56:12pm

re: #56 The Vicious Babushka

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If they keep trying to blame this shit on video games they are going to lose all the Manboy Gamergate assholes.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:56:57pm

re: #73 makeitstop

Nepotism? In this administration? Surely you jest! ///

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12 grand a month for being Pence’s nephew. What kind of shit is he up to?

Wtf.

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SteelPH  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:57:52pm

re: #73 makeitstop

Nepotism? In this administration? Surely you jest! ///

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12 grand a month for being Pence’s nephew. What kind of shit is he up to?

Lock them up.
/half

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:58:22pm

re: #19 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

kinda OT but anyone see the Law And Order SVU episode with the right wing blonde nut (basically a version of Laura Ingraham) where she was raped and tried to pin it on an Antifa protester but it really was some wingnut blogger that looked eerily like the Rage Furby? Good times.

Her problem was she didn’t recall what happened at all. It probably was the blogger, but it was left unresolved — no absolute proof. I was thinking she was a younger version of Ann Coulter but certainly could be Laura too.

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EPR-radar  Feb 23, 2018 • 1:58:37pm

re: #40 Ace-o-aces

The gun nuts aren’t stockpiling arms vs. the US government. They are stockpiling arms for the Zombie Apocalypse, when endless teeming hordes of savage Hottentots will burst forth from the cities and need to be mowed down en masse by heavily armed crackers to ‘defend Western civilization’.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:00:26pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

The gun nuts aren’t stockpiling arms vs. the US government. They are stockpiling arms for the Zombie Apocalypse, when endless teeming hordes of savage Hottentots will burst forth from the cities and need to be mowed down en masse by heavily armed crackers to ‘defend Western civilization’.

They all aspire to be the next George Zimmerman

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freetoken  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:01:02pm

Here’s one of the candidates hoping for a Texas SBOE seat:

facebook.com

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:02:35pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:02:38pm

re: #75 Jack Burton

If they keep trying to blame this shit on video games they are going to lose all the Manboy Gamergate assholes.

Gamergate assholes not having a political party to call home is tragic. Really.

OK, not really. Fuck those guys.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:04:25pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

And so when Dems run the Govt, it’s extended to the Govt.

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freetoken  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:06:47pm

Cheryl Surber om 2015:

On the ‘silent majority,’ Trump is doubly wrong

She likes Trump, she said, because “he can’t be bought.”

She also likes him because “he’s a natural-born citizen, unlike Cruz, [Bobby] Jindal, [Marco] Rubio or [Rick] Santorum” — taking a conspiracy website’s view of the constitutional requirement.

So, what are her chances of getting the nomination?

Probably not big, given her competitors are already creationists and right-wing social extremists.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:08:08pm

re: #75 Jack Burton

No they won’t.

If these were rational actors who could only hold one thought at a time, that would be what would happen.

But these are people that are driven entirely by a drive to explain their lack of success via blaming others and tend resentments that substitute for competence and confidence.

Some will simply live with the doublethink. Others will fall in line—they already did when they appointed non-gamers as their advocates for GG. Most will just plod on, because their conspiracy theories and their gaping need for affirmation will trump self-aware analysis.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:09:37pm

re: #77 SteelPH

Lock them up.
/half

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:09:51pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:10:22pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

The gun nuts aren’t stockpiling arms vs. the US government. They are stockpiling arms for the Zombie Apocalypse, when endless teeming hordes of savage Hottentots will burst forth from the cities and need to be mowed down en masse by heavily armed crackers to ‘defend Western civilization’.

Square the circle: everybody that isn’t them is “government.”

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:10:48pm

An election?

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petesh  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:18:51pm

re: #90 jaunte

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An election?

That deserves more than my single upvote — well played!

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:19:40pm

re: #78 Hecuba’s daughter

Her problem was she didn’t recall what happened at all. It probably was the blogger, but it was left unresolved — no absolute proof. I was thinking she was a younger version of Ann Coulter but certainly could be Laura too.

I saw it as her not being willing to go after an “ally” and her need to push her agenda. She hesitated enough for me in the show to say “yeah it was the blogger but I got a story to sell”

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:19:55pm
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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:20:18pm
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petesh  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:20:19pm

re: #64 MsJ

From the article:

The UK is too busy shooting itself in the foot as a result of the Murdoch lead news ginning up the Olds (much like here) and some internal folks (all having the same Russian connections).

If the UK continued in its path of brexit, it will likely fall for decades if not generations. And they are apparently too stupid to realize or admit.

Note: The pro-Brexit campaign involved Cambridge Analytica and Russian bots, and only squeaked into a tiny majority. Another victory for Vlad!

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Jay C  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:20:44pm

re: #64 MsJ

From the article:

The UK is too busy shooting itself in the foot as a result of the Murdoch lead news ginning up the Olds (much like here) and some internal folks (all having the same Russian connections).

If the UK continued in its path of brexit, it will likely fall for decades if not generations. And they are apparently too stupid to realize or admit.

Not sure it’s so much a matter of “stupid” so much as “shortsighted”: nationalism is a helluva drug, and the Brits, by and large, have been mainlining the stuff for centuries. Their main problem is their post-Brexit economic strategy seems to be predicated on an international order being what it was in about 1910, and the Plucky British Bulldog Standing Up To The Blitz attitude is likely to have (very) little effect in the world economy of the 21st Century. Of course, it gives the mouthbreather rubes a thrill (I read recently that MPs are still getting letters from their constituents bitching about why “those foreigners” haven’t all been chucked out yet), but probably isn’t going to cut it as geopolitical strategy….

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:21:22pm
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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:21:43pm

re: #95 petesh

Note: The pro-Brexit campaign involved Cambridge Analytica and Russian bots, and only squeaked into a tiny majority. Another victory for Vlad!

Precisely.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:23:47pm

re: #96 Jay C

Not sure it’s so much a matter of “stupid” so much as “shortsighted”: nationalism is a helluva drug, and the Brits, by and large, have been mainlining the stuff for centuries. Their main problem is their post-Brexit economic strategy seems to be predicated on an international order being what it was in about 1910, and the Plucky British Bulldog Standing Up To The Blitz attitude is likely to have (very) little effect in the world economy of the 21st Century. Of course, it gives the mouthbreather rubes a thrill (I read recently that MPs are still getting letters from their constituents bitching about why “those foreigners” haven’t all been chucked out yet), but probably isn’t going to cut it as geopolitical strategy….

There was an awful lot of propaganda and lies. Promises that were beyond unrealistic. Increases to healthcare in ridiculous amounts. And as previously stated, Russian and Cambridge Analytica.

Those fuckers need to go to prison, Becky and daddy both.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:24:34pm

re: #97 jaunte

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People who work “for free” probably aren’t working for you.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:26:05pm
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whitebeach  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:26:34pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

The gun nuts aren’t stockpiling arms vs. the US government. They are stockpiling arms for the Zombie Apocalypse, when endless teeming hordes of savage Hottentots will burst forth from the cities and need to be mowed down en masse by heavily armed crackers to ‘defend Western civilization’.

I hear this shit all the time from people out here in the extreme boondocks of NW Louisiana. One near neighbor has a freakin arsenal, something like twenty weapons, many of them AR-15 type. He’s constantly worried about a home invasion. I’ve told him, man, even FedEx has a hard time finding this place. (I could mention that there’s not a damn thing worth stealing in his house except his guns, but there’s no need to aggravate a neighbor that way.) Another guy, who owns a mere nine guns, most of them handguns, told me over and over that when the “urban vermin” (guess who that means) came out here, he’d be ready for them. Thank god for football, a universal subject to which I can safely switch these conversations.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:28:16pm

re: #51 MsJ

“Zena Departy”

“Anne Libertia”

Wow, they’re not even trying anymore.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:29:10pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

The gun nuts aren’t stockpiling arms vs. the US government. They are stockpiling arms for the Zombie Apocalypse, when endless teeming hordes of savage Hottentots will burst forth from the cities and need to be mowed down en masse by heavily armed crackers to ‘defend Western civilization’.

In other words, “Lucifer’s Hammer”.*

* the book, by Niven and Pournelle.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:29:53pm

re: #103 Eclectic Cyborg

“Zena Departy”

“Anne Libertia”

Wow, they’re not even trying anymore.

It’s at least more effort than “Marshao65165621654”

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Jack Burton  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:30:10pm

re: #104 Blind Frog Belly White

In other words, “Lucifer’s Hammer”.

Comet strike?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:33:35pm

re: #106 Jack Burton

Comet strike?

Yeah, but more the post-comet world envisioned by Niven and Pournelle, where the Upstanding White People of the Sierra foothills had to hold out against the Ravening Cannibalistic* Hordes pouring out of the cities.

*Why do black people always turn cannibal at the drop of a hat, or a nuke, or in this case a comet, in white people’s Post-Apocalyptic fiction?

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electrotek  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:35:20pm

Not going to lie, I enjoy the right wingers on my FB getting ripped to shreds by my liberal friends often.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:38:04pm
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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:39:53pm

Delusion is a hellova drug.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:39:57pm

re: #107 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but more the post-comet world envisioned by Niven and Pournelle, where the Upstanding White People of the Sierra foothills had to hold out against the Ravening Cannibalistic* Hordes pouring out of the cities.

*Why do black people always turn cannibal at the drop of a hat, or a nuke, or in this case a comet, in white people’s Post-Apocalyptic fiction?

Dunno, but the government puts Honkey Helper in those “Harvest” commodity boxes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:41:04pm

Ivanka and Jared do work for free, but they charge everything to government accounts.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:44:58pm

re: #111 Decatur Deb

Dunno, but the government puts Honkey Helper in those “Harvest” commodity boxes.

40 Acres and a Honkey.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:45:12pm
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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:47:02pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

And I didn’t know Hitler didn’t want guns in schools.

Hitler drastically loosened gun laws - well, as long as you were aryan… Exactly what the GOP wants to do here.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:47:48pm

re: #114 JordanRules

This country has lost its mind.

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Jack Burton  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:48:02pm

re: #107 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but more the post-comet world envisioned by Niven and Pournelle, where the Upstanding White People of the Sierra foothills had to hold out against the Ravening Cannibalistic* Hordes pouring out of the cities.

*Why do black people always turn cannibal at the drop of a hat, or a nuke, or in this case a comet, in white people’s Post-Apocalyptic fiction?

Well the average American household has about 3-7 days of food and water and that is a fact. Any disruption of “the system” that lasts longer than a week is going to lead to people starving to death and/or doing crazy shit to survive unless there’s a massive national or international relief effort that happens immediately. If it’s a nation-wide or world-wide event, FEMA or the UN will not be coming to rescue anyone. It will turn into Mad Max relatively fast.

Then add a bit of racism and the notion “everyone in the cities is a taker/leech/on welfare/etc” and you see where it goes.

They all secretly want to kill all the “leeches” and then be the people who get to decide how the New (White) Murca that all these “cool ranch patritos™” create will be run.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:49:14pm
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darthstar  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:51:47pm
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nines09  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:52:10pm

re: #119 darthstar

Grenades.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:52:18pm

What’s this about? What did the DCCC do now? This is the third tweet I’ve seen mentioning it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:54:38pm

re: #117 Jack Burton

Well the average American household has about 3-7 days of food and water and that is a fact. Any disruption of “the system” that lasts longer than a week is going to lead to people starving to death and/or doing crazy shit to survive unless there’s a massive national or international relief effort that happens immediately. If it’s a nation-wide or world-wide event, FEMA or the UN will not be coming to rescue anyone. It will turn into Mad Max relatively fast.

Then add a bit of racism and the notion “everyone in the cities is a taker/leech/on welfare/etc” and you see where it goes.

They all secretly want to kill all the “leeches” and then be the people who get to decide how the New (White) Murca that all these “cool ranch patritos™” create will be run.

The authors even had a big chunk of comet hit smack dab in the middle of San Francisco Bay, just to kill off all the hippies.

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Jack Burton  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:54:40pm
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:56:06pm
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darthstar  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:56:26pm
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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:57:42pm

re: #107 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but more the post-comet world envisioned by Niven and Pournelle, where the Upstanding White People of the Sierra foothills had to hold out against the Ravening Cannibalistic* Hordes pouring out of the cities.

*Why do black people always turn cannibal at the drop of a hat, or a nuke, or in this case a comet, in white people’s Post-Apocalyptic fiction?

To the point of manufacturing WMD’s - Mustard Gas IIRC - to murder the “raving hordes”. Even when I was ignorant enough as a teen to miss the dog whistles, that was a pretty evil thing for the “protagonists” to be doing.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:58:52pm

re: #123 Jack Burton

Very likely shes talking about this.

And the foot shooting continues.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 2:59:11pm

re: #126 William Lewis

To the point of manufacturing WMD’s - Mustard Gas IIRC - to murder the “raving hordes”. Even when I was ignorant enough as a teen to miss the dog whistles, that was a pretty evil thing for the “protagonists” to be doing.

Yeah, but they were The Few, The Proud, The White….

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:03:27pm
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Jay C  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:03:29pm

re: #117 Jack Burton

I realize it’s probably a typo for “patriots”, but “patritos”??

Red-white-and-blue snack crackers for “Real Americans”???
YUM!!

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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:04:18pm

re: #128 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but they were The Few, The Proud, The White….

I always hated Pournelle’s massive royalty fetish too.

After reading his famous novels, I concluded that his favorite world would be a technocratic, white supremacist, apartheid utilizing monarchy where the king had at least as much free hand as Elizabeth 1. If parliament existed at all, it would be for biz owners to keep the proles in line. I think Footfall was the last of his fantasies I bought.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:05:08pm

re: #130 Jay C

I realize it’s probably a typo for “patriots”, but “patritos”??

Red-white-and-blue snack crackers for “Real Americans”???

They’re like Doritos, but untainted by any Mexican spices.

So, pretty much the Cool Ranch Doritos.
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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:05:38pm
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Jack Burton  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:05:44pm

re: #122 Blind Frog Belly White

They reality is that, they… the extreme right-wing gun-nut preppers with a giant arsenal and a “bunker”, secretly all want to be Negan or the Governor from Walking Dead. They have far more to fear from each other than they do any “horde of starving brown people” from the cities. There will be a handful of them that become Negans and it *will* be those Negans that raid their farms for supplies and probably kills or enslaves them and their family rather than the “swarthy horde”.

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Targetpractice  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:07:37pm

re: #129 MsJ

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Paul seems to be resigning himself to dying in a prison cell.

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Jack Burton  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:07:53pm

re: #130 Jay C

I realize it’s probably a typo for “patriots”, but “patritos”??

Red-white-and-blue snack crackers for “Real Americans”???
YUM!!

It’s yet another Dan Bidondi misspelling that Bob Cesca ran with. (That’s why I jokingly put the TM there). The Cool Ranch part comes from a lot of these guys owning land out in the boonies or very least being Cliven Bundy supporters.

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Skip Intro  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:09:31pm

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:10:25pm

re: #131 William Lewis

I always hated Pournelle’s massive royalty fetish too.

After reading his famous novels, I concluded that his favorite world would be a technocratic, white supremacist, apartheid utilizing monarchy where the king had at least as much free hand as Elizabeth 1. If parliament existed at all, it would be for biz owners to keep the proles in line. I think Footfall was the last of his fantasies I bought.

Going back and remembering the Niven and Pournelle books, I think Pournelle had an unhealthy influence on them. I suspect Pournelle had the usual wingnut axes to grind - journalists, liberals, feminists, anybody not white - and always manages to make them into the enemy. Or AN enemy.

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Pineapple Pizzagate  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:11:35pm

re: #107 Blind Frog Belly White

I remember Jerry Pournelle endlessly bragging about his friend in the Department of Defense…..
until his friend was convicted of espionage.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:12:18pm
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petesh  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:12:51pm

re: #135 Targetpractice

Paul seems to be resigning himself to dying in a prison cell.

Maybe, but I think the polonium (or whatever) option applies there, too.

I gotta say, in the words of (I think) Detritus: “He’s … geography!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:13:03pm

re: #139 Pineapple Pizzagate

I remember Jerry Pournelle endlessly bragging about his friend in the Department of Defense…..
until his friend was convicted of espionage.

Didn’t know about that one, but that’s a hoot!

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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:16:17pm

re: #138 Blind Frog Belly White

Going back and remembering the Niven and Pournelle books, I think Pournelle had an unhealthy influence on them. I suspect Pournelle had the usual wingnut axes to grind - journalists, liberals, feminists, anybody not white - and always manages to make them into the enemy. Or AN enemy.

Remember “Fallen Angels” with it’s hatred for anyone believing in global warming?

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fern01  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:19:43pm

re: #112 Eclectic Cyborg

Ivanka and Jared do work for free, but they charge everything to government accounts.

No-one in the trump family works for free - why does anyone believe anything the president* says? Their payments may not go thru the government payroll - but one way or another - they are all paid.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:20:51pm

re: #143 William Lewis

Remember “Fallen Angels” with it’s hatred for anyone believing in global warming?

I was trying to remember that one - where an unholy union of Greenies and Evangelicals took over and stopped technology development, and somehow the world almost instantly lapsed into the fastest Ice Age this side of The Day After Tomorrow.

That union of the Liberals and the Evangelicals is about as likely as LGBTQ folks bringing on SHARIA!!!!!!

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fern01  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:23:23pm

re: #114 JordanRules

One of the comments on the link

This guy has mental issues

The poster obviously doesn’t understand the rules as to who is allowed to have mental issues

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:24:49pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:26:57pm

re: #138 Blind Frog Belly White

Going back and remembering the Niven and Pournelle books, I think Pournelle had an unhealthy influence on them. I suspect Pournelle had the usual wingnut axes to grind - journalists, liberals, feminists, anybody not white - and always manages to make them into the enemy. Or AN enemy.

Terry Goodkind’s sword of truth series is the worst example of RWNJ political allegory I’ve ever seen in SF/fantasy. The first few books only dropped a few hints here and there, but at the end it was like a recycled version of Atlas Shrugged. I must have been crazy to read the whole thing, even though the first few books were pretty good.

Edited to add: For some reason, I never read much of the Niven/Pournelle stuff, which seems to be at least as bad.

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Jack Burton  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:28:19pm

re: #145 Blind Frog Belly White

I was trying to remember that one - where an unholy union of Greenies and Evangelicals took over and stopped technology development, and somehow the world almost instantly lapsed into the fastest Ice Age this side of The Day After Tomorrow.

That union of the Liberals and the Evangelicals is about as likely as LGBTQ folks bringing on SHARIA!!!!!!

The actual result in that would be a huge portion of the world starving to death because the population size absolutely requires modern science to support it. People who yammer on about GMOs being bad, etc are advocating a massive culling of poor people whether they know it or not.

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lizardofid  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:29:14pm

re: #147 FormerDirtDart

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Yeah, but remember, he works for nothin’!

Later Lizards

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:29:33pm

re: #73 makeitstop

Nepotism? In this administration? Surely you jest! ///

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12 grand a month for being Pence’s nephew. What kind of shit is he up to?

Not telling the world what he knows about Mike Pence.

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Scout  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:31:12pm

re: #48 makeitstop

Fascinating story. Thanks for the link.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:31:15pm
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electrotek  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:33:29pm

Any more companies that have dropped partnership with the NRA?

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scottslemmons  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:33:55pm

re: #148 EPR-radar

Terry Goodkind’s sword of truth series is the worst example of RWNJ political allegory I’ve ever seen in SF/fantasy. The first few books only dropped a few hints here and there, but at the end it was like a recycled version of Atlas Shrugged. I must have been crazy to read the whole thing, even though the first few books were pretty good.

Got scared off from Goodkind from all the descriptions of his lunacy, but I love the idea that he’s easily frightened of chickens.

Hissing, hackles lifting, the chicken’s head rose. Kahlan pulled back. Its claws digging into stiff dead flesh, the chicken slowly turned to face her. It cocked its head, making its comb flop, its wattles sway. “Shoo,” Kahlan heard herself whisper. There wasn’t enough light, and besides, the side of its beak was covered with gore, so she couldn’t tell if it had the dark spot, But she didn’t need to see it. “Dear spirits, help me,” she prayed under her breath. The bird let out a slow chicken cackle. It sounded like a chicken, but in her heart she knew it wasn’t. In that instant, she completely understood the concept of a chicken that was not a chicken. This looked like a chicken, like most of the Mud People’s chickens. But this was no chicken. This was evil manifest.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:40:34pm

re: #154 electrotek

Any more companies that have dropped partnership with the NRA?

Uproxx is keeping a running list.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:46:55pm
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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:47:09pm
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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:51:51pm

re: #153 makeitstop

Heh.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:54:35pm

re: #157 FormerDirtDart

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Pathetic.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 3:56:25pm

Blut und Boden

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gocart mozart  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:01:47pm

Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism

1. The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.”

2. The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.”

3. The cult of action for action’s sake. “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.”

4. Disagreement is treason. “The critical spirit makes distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge.”

5. Fear of difference. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition.”

6. Appeal to social frustration. “One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.”

7. The obsession with a plot. “The followers must feel besieged. The easiest way to solve the plot is the appeal to xenophobia.”

8. The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”

9. Pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. “For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle.”

10. Contempt for the weak. “Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology.”

11. Everybody is educated to become a hero. “In Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death.”

12. Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”

13. Selective populism. “There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”

14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. “All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:03:08pm

re: #161 Blind Frog Belly White

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Blut und Boden

Remember when they told us they were only against illegal immigration. I have both of my mom’s grandfathers’ naturalization records. It’s a cherished item to me. It helps me remember my family too came to this country. I also have my Dads third great grandfather’s from 1802.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:03:16pm
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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:04:54pm

re: #161 Blind Frog Belly White

Speaker talking about the beauty of naturalization ceremonies draws loud, sustained booing at CPAC.

I so hope Dems are keeping videos of all this to use in ads.

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Belafon  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:06:04pm

re: #93 Patricia Kayden

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gocart mozart  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:06:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:06:53pm

re: #165 allegro

Speaker talking about the beauty of naturalization ceremonies draws loud, sustained booing at CPAC.

I so hope Dems are keeping videos of all this to use in ads.

They definitely should. This is up when the Republican debate audience booed the openly gay serviceman or chanted let him starve. And this is why I refuse to play nice. I know my family’s immigrant story and furthermore work with many immigrants.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:07:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:07:33pm

re: #167 gocart mozart

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Yeah that’s rational thinking Phil.

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Belafon  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:08:44pm

re: #127 MsJ

And the foot shooting continues.

1. It’s the primaries, when these things are supposed to be aired out and challenged.
2. Residency issues have played important roles at times.

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Skip Intro  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:12:30pm

re: #165 allegro

Speaker talking about the beauty of naturalization ceremonies draws loud, sustained booing at CPAC.

I so hope Dems are keeping videos of all this to use in ads.

They’ll use the the same way they used his 2016 campaign speeches, i.e. not at all.

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TedStriker  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:15:46pm

re: #134 Jack Burton

They reality is that, they… the extreme right-wing gun-nut preppers with a giant arsenal and a “bunker”, secretly all want to be Negan or the Governor from Walking Dead. They have far more to fear from each other than they do any “horde of starving brown people” from the cities. There will be a handful of them that become Negans and it *will* be those Negans that raid their farms for supplies and probably kills or enslaves them and their family rather than the “swarthy horde”.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:16:58pm

re: #169 JordanRules

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That reminds of the mutt puppy sisters my husband and I adopted when we got our house. The girls were about 6 months old. My husband had already decided that the blonde, Daisy Mae was a dummy so he spent his time with Pooby to try to teach her to shake. He was sitting on the floor in front of Pooby repeating “shake”, lifting her paw, etc. over and over. Daisy was elegantly posed (the Greta Garbo of dogs) and trying to nap at the other end of the sofa giving him a side-eye periodically for disturbing her beauty nap. Finally, with a long sigh, she stood up and walked over to my husband and lifted her paw! She was like “if I shake with you will you shut up and let me rest?” I was dying.

It was no accident. She totally learned just from watching him try to teach Pooby, who never did get it.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:21:09pm

re: #145 Blind Frog Belly White

I was trying to remember that one - where an unholy union of Greenies and Evangelicals took over and stopped technology development, and somehow the world almost instantly lapsed into the fastest Ice Age this side of The Day After Tomorrow.

That union of the Liberals and the Evangelicals is about as likely as LGBTQ folks bringing on SHARIA!!!!!!

The cannibalistic horde in Lucifer’s Hammer was also a union of evangelicals and unlikely allies, inner city black gangs in this case. The leader in fact was the originator of the Comet Wardens, a radio preacher whose original cult had come to such a satisfying end just after impact.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:25:27pm
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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:27:21pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:35:10pm

re: #177 MsJ

Everybody knew. The GOP doesn’t care.

So what do we do besides moving to Canada?

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:38:13pm

Even more good news.

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The Major  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:38:30pm

re: #147 FormerDirtDart

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:38:40pm

That right wing kid from Parkland is a liar, a shocker I know.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:39:36pm

re: #178 Skip Intro

Everybody knew. The GOP doesn’t care.

So what do we do besides moving to Canada?

FIGHT! Vote! Volunteer.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:39:53pm

re: #172 Skip Intro

They’ll use the the same way they used his 2016 campaign speeches, i.e. not at all.

Man yall gotta stop. The receipts on this are entirely too easy to pull. LOL

Not to mention some other Dems will flex their amateur campaign marketing muscles and say noooooo we should only do ads selling her and the platform; we can’t be anti-Trump yada yada.

Well guess what?
…she did both types of ads.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:41:57pm

re: #181 goddamnedfrank

That right wing kid from Parkland is a liar, a shocker I know.

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Why the hell would he do that? I feel awful for what he experienced last week but doing the bidding of right wing liars on an anti CNN binge was profoundly stupid.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:43:07pm

Save this quote for future mockery.

“…Hoft — who declined an in-person interview and only responded briefly to questions via email — rejected the label often applied to his creation: far right. The term, he said, is “used by Democrats and far left media to smear anyone who opposes the leftist narrative.”

He also dismissed the idea that his site has spread falsehoods. “Our track record is comparable or better than mainstream media,” he wrote. For example? “We didn’t fall for the false Trump-Russia collusion scandal.”

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:43:16pm

Man, these days I can’t get this song out of my head:

When The Whip Comes Down (Remastered)

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:45:51pm

re: #184 HappyWarrior

Why the hell would he do that?

Brainwashed by his Dad.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:47:44pm

re: #187 goddamnedfrank

Brainwashed by his Dad.

Doesn’t surprise me.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:50:27pm
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Scout  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:50:58pm

You know, I’m happy to see these companies severing their business tie-ups with the NRA.

But I can’t quite say I “applaud” them. It grieves me deeply that they were in bed with those murderous bastards in the first place.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:51:23pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:53:12pm

re: #187 goddamnedfrank

Brainwashed by his Dad.

Basically Colton’s wingnut Dad doctored an email to try and make it seem as if Colton hadn’t previously submitted the question he expected to ask and that CNN had written the script.

Then he sent his son out on Fox News et al to get this fabricated story trending across right wing news outlets.

They.are.all.liars!

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Cheechako  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:53:19pm

So, after we arm all the teachers, will the schools have to have “Bake Sales for Bullets”?

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Skip Intro  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:54:24pm

re: #182 MsJ

FIGHT! Vote! Volunteer.

You have my assurance that California is safe. It’s the rest of you I worry about.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:56:33pm
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ozharas  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:58:13pm

re: #192 goddamnedfrank

That kid is going to be a pariah at his school - what a dick move by his dad.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 23, 2018 • 4:59:10pm

re: #192 goddamnedfrank

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Basically Colton’s wingnut Dad doctored an email to try and make it seem as if Colton hadn’t previously submitted the question he expected to ask and that CNN had written the script.

Then he sent his son out on Fox News et al to get this fabricated story trending across right wing news outlets.

They.are.all.liars!

That should look good on that kid’s resume.

For the rest of his life.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:04:03pm

And of course I won’t be seeing mea culpas from those who pushed this as fact. Fix should get some crap here too. They were so desperate to smear CNN to push another fake conservative victim of liberalism smear.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:04:55pm

But it’s the anti-gun lefties manipulating the kids and exploiting them. Lies and projection. The only tool in their playbook.

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gocart mozart  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:05:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:06:25pm

re: #199 allegro

But it’s the anti-gun lefties manipulating the kids and exploiting them. Lies and projection. The only tool in their playbook.

I’d be lying if I didn’t see the dark humor in this.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:06:26pm

The thing is, I’m relatively sure this is protocol.
Initial arriving officers establish containment, prevent additional civilians from entering the area, control departing subjects as one of them may be the shooter, build up manpower/await tactical team, make a plan, execute entry

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:06:50pm

So no one else would notice an ARMBAND? Such discrete.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:08:24pm

re: #202 FormerDirtDart

The thing is, I’m relatively sure this is protocol.
Initial arriving officers establish containment, prevent additional civilians from entering the area, control departing subjects as one of them may be the shooter, build up manpower/await tactical team, make a plan, execute entry

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4 deputies didn’t enter but math teachers will end this no problemo.

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gocart mozart  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:08:42pm
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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:09:13pm

re: #196 ozharas

That kid is going to be a pariah at his school - what a dick move by his dad.

He probably was before.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:12:08pm

Wingnuts, how do they work?

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:13:04pm

BAD IDEA!

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:15:15pm
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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:16:25pm
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austin_blue  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:17:13pm

re: #200 gocart mozart

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That’s some DefCon 5 level shade, right there. Well done!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:17:34pm

re: #209 jaunte

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I see four assholes not patriots.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:18:22pm

re: #210 JordanRules

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The only thing that can prevent a bad guy splashing water is a good guy with a gun.

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TedStriker  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:19:01pm

re: #196 ozharas

That kid is going to be a pariah at his school - what a dick move by his dad.

re: #206 MsJ

He probably was before.

In fact, if I were a classmate, I’d be real wary of Colton now and watch my back around him, because he may also want “revenge” down the line.

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meteor  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:19:34pm

re: #210 JordanRules

“But all I wanted was an extra sweet and sour sauce”

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:19:45pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:22:48pm

re: #216 MsJ

It’s purely a coincidence that Manafort was Trump’s unpaid campaign manager. Just a one in a million fluke.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:22:53pm

re: #214 TedStriker

In fact, if I were a classmate, I’d be real wary of him now, because he may also want “revenge”.

Some of it is obviously survivor’s guilt warped in on itself and mixed with a desire to get the same level of attention and public recognition for heroism that Peter Wang posthumously received. I wouldn’t be surprised if his whole story about shielding his fellow students was also bullshit. It looks like he’s being raised in an incredibly toxic environment.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:23:14pm

intrestingly, whenever i mention to wingnuts that trump acts like a child with a personality disorder, these poor breitbart morons, who will assert the most absurd proposition ever uttered in the english language

never dispute this particular point

instead, i get responses like this:

Sorry you think that being president is s personality contest.. It isn’t its about policy.. Nothing more, nothing less..

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:24:07pm

re: #219 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

intrestingly, whenever i mention to wingnuts that trump acts like a child with a personality disorder, these poor breitbart morons, who will assert the most absurd proposition ever uttered in the english language

never dispute this particular point

instead, i get responses like this:

Sorry you think that being president is s personality contest.. It isn’t its about policy.. Nothing more, nothing less..

Yet they constantly called Obama a narcissist…

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:25:49pm

re: #219 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

He has no fixed policy ideas, because he doesn’t know how things work.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:25:52pm

There’s something wrong with all these people. They’re not right in the head.

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TedStriker  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:26:11pm

re: #216 MsJ

Bwahahaha… Mueller just jacked up Manafort in delicious fashion.

By filing charges related to Manafort’s properties, he robbed him of the opportunity to use them as assets for bail.

Manafort is getting squeezed by the Mueller constrictor.

Good.

— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) February 24, 2018

It would be so delicious to see Manafort, a man who made his bones (and fortune) advising tinpot dictators (and wannabes), potentially rot in prison for the rest of his life.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:28:29pm

re: #218 goddamnedfrank

Some of it is obviously survivor’s guilt warped in on itself and mixed with a desire to get the same level of attention and public recognition for heroism that Peter Wang posthumously received. I wouldn’t be surprised if his whole story about shielding his fellow students was also bullshit. It looks like he’s being raised in an incredibly toxic environment.

I got that feeling when I first heard the story. CNN told him he couldn’t give a long-winded speech but instead needed to ask a question at which point his dad refused him permission to attend. Daddy sounds like an authoritarian Trumpian fer sher.

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Kilroy was here  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:29:40pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:29:54pm

I heard this on the radio going to town this afternoon. Time for some ratio problems for my state governor.

Senator Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha) responded on the floor of the Unicameral, “Sure, why not, we have extra kids in Nebraska to get rid of.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:30:51pm

re: #226 Anymouse 🌹

I heard this on the radio going to town this afternoon. Time for some ratio problems for my state governor.

Senator Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha) responded on the floor of the Unicameral, “Sure, why not, we have extra kids in Nebraska to get rid of.”

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What a tool. Rickets btw.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:31:16pm

re: #202 FormerDirtDart

The thing is, I’m relatively sure this is protocol.
Initial arriving officers establish containment, prevent additional civilians from entering the area, control departing subjects as one of them may be the shooter, build up manpower/await tactical team, make a plan, execute entry

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I caught a report on NPR today. The experts on said that changed since Columbine. Since then, it’s get in and disrupt the shooter, draw fire away from students and use necessary force.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:34:47pm
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TedStriker  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:35:02pm

re: #228 Unshaken Defiance

I caught a report on NPR today. The experts on said that changed since Columbine. Since then, it’s get in and disrupt the shooter, draw fire away from students and use necessary force.

Apparently, those deputies/SROs didn’t get that memo.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:35:25pm

Pa. church plans blessing ceremony for AR-15s
Hard to believe, especially when you see the pastor’s name, Richard Panzer. The Hill is a legit source though.

It will take place at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, Pa., on Wednesday.

“All of the weapons in the ceremony will be checked to make sure they are unloaded, with a zip tie so that no bullets can be inserted,” Sanctuary Church president Richard Panzer said in an email, according to the The Times-Tribune.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:36:53pm

re: #231 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I guess if any criminal gangs want to hijack a bunch of AR-15s, there’s their notice.

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Semper Fi  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:37:02pm

I caught just a bit of Trump’s CPAC performance today. He seemed to be in entertainment mode. I think he has contempt for our Government and the American voter.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:38:02pm

re: #231 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Pa. church plans blessing ceremony for AR-15s
Hard to believe, especially when you see the pastor’s name, Richard Panzer. The Hill is a legit source though.

(loaded) Gun free zone!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:38:16pm

re: #231 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Pa. church plans blessing ceremony for AR-15s
Hard to believe, especially when you see the pastor’s name, Richard Panzer. The Hill is a legit source though.

Sounds like a future Darwin Award winner.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:38:20pm

re: #233 Semper Fi

“You knew I was a snake when you elected me.”

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fern01  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:39:47pm

re: #196 ozharas

That kid is going to be a pariah at his school - what a dick move by his dad.

There are times when the sins of the fathers get visited on the children - which should not happen - but perhaps he is probably too old to be called a child - he seemed to want to do this.

My guess - he’ll change schools.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:40:22pm

re: #230 TedStriker

Apparently, those deputies/SROs didn’t get that memo.

But Coral Springs did? So very strange.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:43:05pm
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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:45:17pm
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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:47:49pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:48:58pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

What a tool. Rickets btw.

I didn’t vote for for Governor Hedge Fund.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:49:31pm

re: #240 jaunte

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So where’s the so called free speech activists?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:49:46pm

re: #242 Anymouse 🌹

I didn’t vote for for Governor Hedge Fund.

Didn’t say you did.

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Semper Fi  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:49:59pm

re: #236 jaunte

“You knew I was snake when you elected me.”

Yes, I applied that to him also.

Funny, but I’m annoyed by the way he looks. Maybe it’s the makeup but he looks too good. Maybe being President feeds his narcissism such that he’s physically rejuvenated. Then again, I don’t think he really has accepted or is fully aware of all his responsibilities. In my book, he’s the President from hell.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:50:51pm

Trump apparently has already backtracked on what he said yesterday about guns.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:51:15pm

re: #240 jaunte

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I find it very interesting - and telling - that the wording included “any type of protest or awareness”. Every time I see that I think what an odd sentence and can’t parse that in any way to make it sound any better.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:52:36pm

re: #247 allegro

I think that’s how they tried to cover any signage, hand signs, t-shirts, posters, flyers etc. etc. Complete quashing of expression.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:53:03pm

I agree with this thread, Tony Stark is a gigantic asshole.

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TedStriker  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:54:33pm

re: #248 jaunte

I think that’s how they tried to cover any signage, hand signs, t-shirts, posters, flyers etc. etc. Complete quashing of expression.

IOW, “don’t question us.”

ACLU’s gonna have a field day with the school district.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:55:01pm

re: #250 TedStriker

IOW, “don’t question us.”

ACLU’s gonna have a field day with the school district.

As they should.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:56:57pm

re: #247 allegro

I find it very interesting - and telling - that the wording included “any type of protest or awareness”. Every time I see that I think what an odd sentence and can’t parse that in any way to make it sound any better.

Conservatives don’t want students to be aware that students are being gunned down in schools. Sort of like mystery meat.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:57:48pm

re: #250 TedStriker

IOW, “don’t question us.”

ACLU’s gonna have a field day with the school district.

The ACLU posted earlier that they can’t suspend for a period other than what’s started in their guidelines, which I believe was one day. It was in the #KnowYourRights hashtag but I don’t know how to search Twitter to find out.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:58:09pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:58:30pm

re: #249 goddamnedfrank

I agree with this thread, Tony Stark is a gigantic asshole.

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Well, him and Wanda Maximoff.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:58:41pm

re: #253 MsJ

The ACLU posted earlier that they can’t suspend for a period other than what’s started in their guidelines, which I believe was one day. It was in the #KnowYourRights hashtag but I don’t know how to search Twitter to find out.

Found it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:59:03pm

I noted to my wife that “all they have is authoritarianism, lies and projection.” She says that sounds like a good title for a book.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:59:45pm

re: #254 JordanRules

I’m sure Michael Steele will appreciate that.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 5:59:54pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:00:38pm

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹

I noted to my wife that “all they have is authoritarianism, lies and projection.” She says that sounds like a good title for a book.

Worst Emerson, Lake, and Palmer cover band EVER.

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whitebeach  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:01:01pm

These crazy movie-fed fantasies about handguns being some kind of magic wand, even against rifles.

I remember an account from an academic book, Policing the Southern City, which centered on New Orleans in the later 1800s. Several cops were eating at the same table in a restaurant there. Two of them, seated side by side, got into a bitter argument and rose from their chairs, drew their revolvers, and opened fire on each other. They fired a total of nine shots from a distance of approximately three feet before the other officers pulled them down. Not only did they fail to hit each other, but through a miracle managed not to hit anyone else in the place.

But our (their) president seems to think that any old teacher with a pistol could have ended the Parkland massacre just like that, bing-bing-bing. What a fucking idiot. He should go back to pretending to drive a fire truck, not that any FD in the nation would hire him.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:02:07pm

re: #254 JordanRules

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Yeah he was too much an adult for you guys since Steele resides in reality.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:03:15pm

Needville is just down the road from Boling-lago, which sounds like a failed Trump property.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:03:17pm

re: #258 MsJ

I’m sure Michael Steele will appreciate that.

Yeah, great minority outreach there.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:04:15pm

re: #264 allegro

Yeah, great minority outreach there.

Maybe in 2020, they’ll somehow get a negative amount of the AA vote.

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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:04:50pm

re: #249 goddamnedfrank

I agree with this thread, Tony Stark is a gigantic asshole.

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It’s funny - I dislike the character of Tony Stark almost as much as I dislike Robert Downey Jr. They go together perfectly in my mind.

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whitebeach  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:06:31pm

re: #260 Blind Frog Belly White

Worst Emerson, Lake, and Palmer cover band EVER.

Not to mention being a title rejected early in the pre-production of a Soderbergh movie.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:06:49pm

re: #266 William Lewis

It’s funny - I dislike the character of Tony Stark almost as much as I dislike Robert Downey Jr. They go together perfectly in my mind.

The thing is, I actually feel like RDJ redeemed himself a little bit with his portrayals of Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark. Yes, Stark is a complete asshole; he is basically the anti-Batman, in a sense. But I feel like RDJ did him some justice, though how much of that is his own personality I am unable to judge.

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Woods Witch  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:07:09pm

re: #246 HappyWarrior

Wait! I need to find my surprised face

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:07:22pm

re: #263 jaunte

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Needville is just down the road from Boling-lago, which sounds like a failed Trump property.

The new name, after Mueller seizes the resort and turns it into a bowling alley.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:07:31pm

There’s something about high school that makes administrators hate free expression.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:07:43pm

re: #249 goddamnedfrank

Admittedly, in the MCU he’s doing doubly duty, since Reed Richards isn’t around to represent a different variety of dickery.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:08:02pm

re: #269 Woods Witch

Wait! I need to find my surprised face

Makes you wonder why the newsmedia even bother writing about it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:08:27pm

re: #260 Blind Frog Belly White

Worst Emerson, Lake, and Palmer cover band EVER.

LOL!

Would suck as a cover for Crosby, Stills, and Nash as well.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:09:13pm

Just want to give another shout-out to Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza who announced that any students in the district who wanted to peacefully protest are welcome to do so. “It’s what we teach them to do, to express themselves peacefully.”

We are Texas too.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:09:45pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹

LOL!

Would suck as a cover for Crosby, Stills, and Nash as well.

Authoritarianism, Lies, Projection, and Young

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gocart mozart  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:09:45pm
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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:11:13pm

re: #272 The Ghost of a Flea

Admittedly, in the MCU he’s doing doubly duty, since Reed Richards isn’t around to represent a different variety of dickery.

Pity no Doctor Doom in the regular movies though. That high weirdness was always the only reason to care about an issue of FF.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:11:31pm

re: #276 Blind Frog Belly White

Authoritarianism, Lies, Projection, and Young

with Dallas Taylor and Greg Reeves

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:11:57pm

re: #268 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing is, I actually feel like RDJ redeemed himself a little bit with his portrayals of Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark. Yes, Stark is a complete asshole; he is basically the anti-Batman, in a sense. But I feel like RDJ did him some justice, though how much of that is his own personality I am unable to judge.

Well, you know, Howard Stark was also a complete asshole. So the asshole didn’t fall far from the tree.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:12:10pm

re: #265 HappyWarrior

Maybe in 2020, they’ll somehow get a negative amount of the AA vote.

Reading that, it would appear that it was horribly worded.

It reads like “we shouldn’t have hired a black guy.”

I think what they meant was “a black guy should not have been our only criterion.”

On second thought, that doesn’t really sound any better.

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TedStriker  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:12:13pm

re: #272 The Ghost of a Flea

Admittedly, in the MCU he’s doing doubly duty, since Reed Richards isn’t around to represent a different variety of dickery.

That is, until Disney/Marvel resecures the Fantastic Four film rights (by buying the film studio and properties of 20th Century Fox) and reboots it into the MCU.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:12:59pm

re: #280 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, you know, Howard Stark was also a complete asshole. So the asshole didn’t fall far from the tree.

There is that. Tony really didn’t have much of a chance. At least Bruce Wayne had a fine, upstanding father to take an example from. Yet another reason why Batman is my favorite superhero.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:16:40pm

We shouldn’t let Nick Fury off too easily, either. He built up Shield into the greatest weapon Hydra ever had, AND got the Tesseract all nicely set up for Loki.

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scottslemmons  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:17:14pm

re: #278 William Lewis

Pity no Doctor Doom in the regular movies though. That high weirdness was always the only reason to care about an issue of FF.

I think you’re forgetting Mr. Benjamin J. Grimm.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:17:25pm

re: #284 Blind Frog Belly White

We shouldn’t let Nick Fury off too easily, either. He built up Shield into the greatest weapon Hydra ever had, AND got the Tesseract all nicely set up for Loki.

But I’d hesitate to call him an asshole. Incredibly short-sighted, yes. (Pun intended.) But I don’t know how much of it is “asshole” and how much of it is “dumbass”.

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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:17:53pm

re: #283 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

There is that. Tony really didn’t have much of a chance. At least Bruce Wayne had a fine, upstanding father to take an example from. Yet another reason why Batman is my favorite superhero.

I’ll stick to the Chris Evans’ take on Captain America: humility, honor, patriotism…

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:18:18pm

re: #254 JordanRules

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:18:24pm

re: #287 William Lewis

I’ll stick to the Chris Evans’ take on Captain America: humility, honor, patriotism…

Captain America is second on my list, closely followed by Superman.

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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:18:43pm

re: #285 scottslemmons

I think you’re forgetting Mr. Benjamin J. Grimm.

Well, that could be a hammering good time, true :D

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:19:06pm

re: #290 William Lewis

Well, that could be a hammering good time, true :D

Excuse me. I believe you mean, “IT’S CLOBBERIN’ TIME!!!”

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:20:01pm

re: #284 Blind Frog Belly White

We shouldn’t let Nick Fury off too easily, either. He built up Shield into the greatest weapon Hydra ever had, AND got the Tesseract all nicely set up for Loki.

Fury’s mortal sin in the MCU was the opposite of Stark’s though, trusting the people around him too much vs not trusting them at all.

Like seriously, how is anybody still taking Tony’s phone calls after Ultron?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:21:17pm

re: #292 goddamnedfrank

Fury’s mortal sin in the MCU was the opposite of Stark’s though, trusting the people around him too much vs not trusting them at all.

Like seriously, how is anybody still taking Tony’s phone calls after Ultron?

One word: Spiderman. Everybody reveres the guy in the techno-suit with more money than God. However begrudgingly.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:21:27pm

I actually pity Michael Steele at this point.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:22:39pm

I see Tony Stark so differently. I think he did have a righteous epiphany about the weapons he was producing and took great risks to stop once he experienced the results of what he’d done. I see his brilliance as being his greatest obstacle - he creates stuff because he can without necessarily seeing the consequences until they are on top of him, thus his willingness to accept some authoritarian control. IOW showing awareness that he doesn’t know it all. He’s seen his shit backfire on him and do harm and feels sincere guilt about it.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:22:52pm
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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:23:04pm

re: #289 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Captain America is second on my list, closely followed by Superman.

Ah. Superman.

Christopher Reeve’s first movie as Superman remains the best take on the bulletproof boy scout. He’s always been too perfect, too powerful, to be my kind of superhero overall but when he catches that bullet as Clark, it’s just a exquisite reflection of what he’s supposed to be.

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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:23:34pm

re: #291 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Excuse me. I believe you mean, “IT’S CLOBBERIN’ TIME!!!”

Oops. Must be a block in my head…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:23:39pm

re: #292 goddamnedfrank

Fury’s mortal sin in the MCU was the opposite of Stark’s though, trusting the people around him too much vs not trusting them at all.

Like seriously, how is anybody still taking Tony’s phone calls after Ultron?

Money. Power. The fact that he both caused, and solved the problem. And again, to be fair, Wanda Maximoff bear substantial blame for Ultron.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:23:44pm

re: #288 JordanRules

Why TF is Steele at CPAC??

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:24:52pm

re: #297 William Lewis

Ah. Superman.

Christopher Reeve’s first movie as Superman remains the best take on the bulletproof boy scout. He’s always been too perfect, too powerful, to be my kind of superhero overall but when he catches that bullet as Clark, it’s just a exquisite reflection of what he’s supposed to be.

The only thing about Superman that drags him down is that the writers literally have to take a nerfbat to him to make him compelling. He is literally a god among men, and unless they reduce him in some form or fashion, he can do whatever the fuck he wants and still win. At least superheroes like Batman, Captain America, and even Iron Man are mere humans (or enhanced humans) who have vulnerabilities and mortality.

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:25:08pm

re: #294 The Ghost of a Flea

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I actually pity Michael Steele at this point.

I don’t. He’s there. A real WTF from me on that.

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TedStriker  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:25:16pm

re: #289 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Captain America is second on my list, closely followed by Superman.

Welllll, about that…

Superman is a dick.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:26:24pm

re: #300 MsJ

I guess because unfortunately, he’s still a Republican at the end of the day.

cpac.conservative.org

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:26:53pm

re: #303 TedStriker

Howard Stark

Welllll, about that…

Superman is a dick.

Honestly, Cap’s a bit of a dick, too. How many lives was he willing to sacrifice for Bucky?

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:27:22pm

re: #293 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

One word: Spiderman. Everybody reveres the guy in the techno-suit with more money than God. However begrudgingly.

How does he still have more money than God, how has Sokovia not sued him into bankruptcy? Everything, everything was his fault and they’re not only all inexplicable chill about that but they’re asking for his help in implementing the Accords. Like, how?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:28:54pm

re: #306 goddamnedfrank

How does he still have more money than God, how has Sokovia not sued him into bankruptcy? Everything, everything was his fault and they’re not only all inexplicable chill about that but they’re asking for his help in implementing the Accords. Like, how?

He can point to the Sokovian citizen who made him do it.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:28:59pm

re: #300 MsJ

Why TF is Steele at CPAC??

He’s walking around with a cowboy hat seeing how many wingnuts think he’s Sheriff Clarke.

//

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:29:07pm

re: #305 Blind Frog Belly White

Honestly, Cp’s a bit of a dick, too. How many lives was he willing to sacrifice for Bucky?

The thing about it is, and this might be why we find them so compelling, no superhero is truly perfect. Superman is a spoiled rotten dick. Iron Man is an asshole with daddy issues. Captain America thinks he knows better than everyone else because he’s America’s sweetheart. Batman thinks he’s prepared for literally any eventuality. All of them have some kind of flaw that helps us relate to them. If they had the perfect superhero, we’d all think he was boring.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:29:18pm
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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:30:55pm

I’m starting to think that Loesch may not survive this. NRA may end up cutting her loose.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:30:58pm

re: #309 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing about it is, and this might be why we find them so compelling, no superhero is truly perfect. Superman is a spoiled rotten dick. Iron Man is an asshole with daddy issues. Captain America thinks he knows better than everyone else because he’s America’s sweetheart. Batman thinks he’s prepared for literally any eventuality. All of them have some kind of flaw that helps us relate to them. If they had the perfect superhero, we’d all think he was boring.

12 issues of Superman catching criminals with his godlike power and invulnerability, and you’re out of stories. You have to add SOMETHING. And they’ve been doing him since 1938.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:31:37pm

re: #309 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing about it is, and this might be why we find them so compelling, no superhero is truly perfect. Superman is a spoiled rotten dick. Iron Man is an asshole with daddy issues. Captain America thinks he knows better than everyone else because he’s America’s sweetheart. Batman thinks he’s prepared for literally any eventuality. All of them have some kind of flaw that helps us relate to them. If they had the perfect superhero, we’d all think he was boring.

This. Plus without conflict there would no stories to tell.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:33:02pm

re: #311 makeitstop

I’m starting to think that Loesch may not survive this. NRA may end up cutting her loose.

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Nah, the NRA doesn’t mind their spokesperson becoming the story rather than guns…..look at LaPierre…..it’s part of the diversion.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:33:59pm

re: #260 Blind Frog Belly White

Worst Emerson, Lake, and Palmer cover band EVER.

Reminds me of a Johnny Carson “Karnak” joke:

Straightman: “The answer is ‘Blood, sweat and tears.’”
Johnny/Karnak: “What are the three least favorite flavors at Baskin-Robbins.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:34:25pm

re: #311 makeitstop

I’m starting to think that Loesch may not survive this. NRA may end up cutting her loose.

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Christ! Does that woman have any other expression than ‘thin-lipped angry sneer’?

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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:35:41pm

re: #313 allegro

This. Plus without conflict there would no stories to tell.

To be sure. The conflict between Iron Man & Captain America are usually more interesting than their fight with the alleged villain.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:35:51pm

re: #316 Blind Frog Belly White

Christ! Does that woman have any other expression than ‘thin-lipped angry sneer’?

Resting witch face.

I can’t say I’ve ever seen her crack a smile. Sh’e like a younger Nurse Ratched.

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jaunte  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:36:04pm

The Russian government is disavowing their mercenaries like a Mission Impossible team.

“A foreign ministry report said, “Russian service members did not take part in any capacity and Russian military equipment was not used.” It said those involved were “Russian citizens” who were in Syria “of their own free will and for different reasons.”

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:36:15pm

re: #314 bill d. (b.d.)

Nah, the NRA doesn’t mind their spokesperson becoming the story rather than guns…..look at LaPierre…..it’s part of the diversion.

But they might let her go because she’s getting chubby.

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:38:55pm

re: #319 jaunte

I believe those mercenaries are tied to an oligarch who also has ties to Manafort

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:39:13pm

re: #320 allegro

But they might let her go because she’s getting chubby.

She’s not getting chubby, those are all concealed weapons.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:39:28pm

re: #319 jaunte

The Russians just don’t want to admit that in a live firefight, the Americans still hold the upper hand, and they would really prefer to subvert us by owning our President rather than fight us on a proxy battlefield.

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:40:09pm

re: #322 bill d. (b.d.)

She’s not getting chubby, those are all concealed weapons.

You just made me spit perfectly good wine. Damn you!

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:40:46pm
326
MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:40:46pm
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Kilroy was here  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:40:50pm

Judge dismisses coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit against John Oliver

Oliver dedicated an extended segment in June to criticizing the coal industry, with a focus on Murray, including his frequent criticisms of former President Barack Obama’s “evil agenda,” his lawsuits challenging regulations and his closeness with President Trump.

“If you even appear to be on the same side as black lung, you’re on the wrong fucking side,” Oliver said of Murray’s lawsuit against a federal rule meant to reduce black lung disease among coal miners.

Murray sent Oliver a cease-and-desist letter before the show aired and threatened to sue him, taking the case up to the Supreme Court. Instead, Oliver dug in.
thehill.com

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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:41:06pm

re: #321 JordanRules

Got that wrong.
Ties to the troll factory that has been indicted.

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William Lewis  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:44:42pm

Well, bed time. Gotta go work hard at getting nowhere. How did U2 put it? “Running to stand still” I believe. Plus it’s Birkebeiner weekend here - the biggest cross country ski race in the US so we’ve thousands extra in town. Tomorrow is going to suck hard.

Later.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:46:35pm

re: #325 Anymouse 🌹

I guess Gov. Greitens did Nazi that coming… .

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Belafon  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:47:01pm

re: #319 jaunte

The Russian government is disavowing their mercenaries like a Mission Impossible team.

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But, and hear me out, a bunch of fat guys here are going to stop those same US forces with a pile of AR-15s.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:49:12pm

re: #321 JordanRules

I believe those mercenaries are tied to an oligarch who also has ties to Manafort

Putin has raised proxy warfare to an art form. We saw this in Ukraine. He does not send regular Russian forces, but works through a menagerie of deniable assets; private security contractors, local militias, volunteers in insurgent forces, even motorcycle gangs.
There is precedent. The Chinese never admitted that their regular forces fought in Korea. They were the “People’s Volunteers.” This was news to many of the conscripts who were captured: They not only had not volunteered, they sometimes didn’t know what part of the world they had been sent to fight in.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:49:14pm
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JordanRules  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:49:18pm

re: #288 JordanRules

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Belafon  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:50:14pm

A thought on T’Challa: He’s got the strength of Captain America and the armor of Iron Man (actually better, but let’s ignore that for a second).

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:50:27pm
337
Belafon  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:52:51pm

re: #332 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Putin has raised proxy warfare to an art form. We saw this in Ukraine. He does not send regular Russian forces, but works through a menagerie of deniable assets; private security contractors, local militias, volunteers in insurgent forces, even motorcycle gangs.
There is precedent. The Chinese never admitted that their regular forces fought in Korea. They were the “People’s Volunteers.” This was news to many of the conscripts who were captured: They not only had not volunteered, they sometimes didn’t know what part of the world they had been sent to fight in.

He was trained back when both the US and the USSR fought that way. Our current president, though, was practicing avoiding syphilis, and probably failing.

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makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:54:04pm

Our friends with the projector are putting in work.

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gocart mozart  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:55:19pm
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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:55:20pm

re: #336 Anymouse 🌹

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I’m waiting for the benefits page to be empty except for the statement “liberals will hate you!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:55:30pm

drainthenra.com

They are collecting a list of all the companies that endorse, support, give membership benefits for, or otherwise associate with the NRA. They note that the information is coming in so fast on companies and boycotts against them that the Website is having trouble keeping up.

342
whitebeach  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:57:09pm

re: #332 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Putin has raised proxy warfare to an art form. We saw this in Ukraine. He does not send regular Russian forces, but works through a menagerie of deniable assets; private security contractors, local militias, volunteers in insurgent forces, even motorcycle gangs.

And how different is this from the way we’ve handled the endless conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan? Except maybe for the motorcycle gangs.

343
EPR-radar  Feb 23, 2018 • 6:58:30pm

re: #333 goddamnedfrank

The NRA’s ‘Courage under Fire’ awards are like advance notice of who is going to be roasting most severely for all eternity in Hell.

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teleskiguy  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:01:58pm
345
gocart mozart  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:02:14pm

re: #339 gocart mozart

Reminds me of this great song, and I’m not even a country music fan

Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry (BBC Live 1968)

346
Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:03:56pm

re: #343 EPR-radar

The NRA’s ‘Courage under Fire’ awards are like advance notice of who is going to be roasting most severely for all eternity in Hell.

And they’re under fire right now. So far they’ve lost about a billion dollars in sponsorships and member benefits in twenty-four hours.

347
allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:04:47pm

My cat who fetches just ate a jalapeno cashew and wants another.

348
Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:05:38pm

Conservative shills all suddenly concerned about PC speech. Is there anything that isn’t projection with them?

349
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:06:37pm

re: #347 allegro

My cat who fetches just ate a jalapeno cashew and wants another.

Mrs. Fish’s cat eats the bones from buffalo chicken wings. Cats are weird.

350
EPR-radar  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:07:29pm

re: #344 teleskiguy

That lion’s taint has just been horribly insulted by being compared to Trump’s CPAC word-vomit.

351
Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:09:29pm

Teen smacks Laura Ingraham back:

352
allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:10:02pm

re: #349 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish’s cat eats the bones from buffalo chicken wings. Cats are weird.

Blossom the Cockatoo eats chicken bones with great enthusiasm which is real creepy to watch. Cannibal much?

353
teleskiguy  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:10:55pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:11:17pm

re: #352 allegro

Blossom the Cockatoo eats chicken bones with great enthusiasm which is real creepy to watch. Cannibal much?

My cat, on the other hand, eats cheesy bread and pizza crust with great relish. Like “owner”, like feline, apparently.

355
allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:15:43pm

re: #354 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My cat, on the other hand, eats cheesy bread and pizza crust with great relish. Like “owner”, like feline, apparently.

Yeah, I been wondering about that. I haven’t had cats before so I don’t entirely know what’s normal. My now 8 month old kits surprise me often with what appear to be peculiar behaviors from what I expect. I don’t know how much of that is due to having been raised from about a week old by a dog person and an older dog brother.

356
Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:15:54pm

re: #351 Anymouse 🌹

Laura Ingraham is being mercilessly smacked around on that thread by teenagers, with a few adults helping.

She’ll need a safe space pretty soon.

357
makeitstop  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:16:33pm

re: #354 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My cat, on the other hand, eats cheesy bread and pizza crust with great relish. Like “owner”, like feline, apparently.

You put relish on cheesy bread?

358
MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:16:42pm

re: #346 Anymouse 🌹

And they’re under fire right now. So far they’ve lost about a billion dollars in sponsorships and member benefits in twenty-four hours.

Not enough.

359
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:18:00pm

re: #355 allegro

Yeah, I been wondering about that. I haven’t had cats before so I don’t entirely know what’s normal. My now 8 month old kits surprise me often with what appear to be peculiar behaviors from what I expect. I don’t know how much of that is due to having been raised from about a week old by a dog person and an older dog brother.

As is true with all pets, cats do somewhat adopt behaviors and quirks from their owners. The fact that cats are aloof and independent doesn’t mean that they don’t somewhat imprint upon their favorite person and reflect the personality thereof. My cat, for example, exhibits an extraordinary choosiness in whom he allows to pet him, whereas my wife’s cat is much more indiscriminate in her lust for attention. Introverted vs. extroverted.

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Belafon  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:18:17pm

re: #358 MsJ

Not enough.

Nothing’s ever good enough for you, is it? //

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Jay C  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:18:22pm

re: #332 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Putin has raised proxy warfare to an art form. We saw this in Ukraine. He does not send regular Russian forces, but works through a menagerie of deniable assets; private security contractors, local militias, volunteers in insurgent forces, even motorcycle gangs.
There is precedent. The Chinese never admitted that their regular forces fought in Korea. They were the “People’s Volunteers.” This was news to many of the conscripts who were captured: They not only had not volunteered, they sometimes didn’t know what part of the world they had been sent to fight in.

Unless I’ve misremembered accounts of the Deir es-Zor fight, it wasn’t exactly an “Us V. Them” affair: basically “their” proxy forces vs. “our” proxies (though with, respectively, Russian personnel and American “advisors”): As I recall, the main reasons for the Russians’ asses getting kicked were 1) “our” side had better ordnance, and more of it, and 2) shockingly poor intelligence led the “Russian” force into an area where they did anticipate any resistance. But yes, “their” side was reported to have cobbled together from various local militias and Russian mercenaries. Whose demise came as an unpleasant surprise to their families….

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:18:31pm

re: #358 MsJ

Not enough.

Give it time. Each time a company bails, they have done the calculations and figured out that the NRA’s claimed membership is less than 1% of the populace. As one company bails, more follow.

Like the car rental agencies … . one bailed yesterday, then today the rest did.

363
gocart mozart  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:18:45pm

re: #345 gocart mozart

This is the greatest acceptance speech in movie history. halle is a class act.

364
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:20:44pm

re: #322 bill d. (b.d.)

She’s not getting chubby, those are all concealed weapons.

Naughty, but deservedly naughty!

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MsJ  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:20:46pm

re: #360 Belafon

Nothing’s ever good enough for you, is it? //

Nope.

You say that like it’s a problem. 😁

366
Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:23:38pm

re: #330 Anymouse 🌹

I guess Gov. Greitens did Nazi that coming… .

RIMSHOT

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:24:42pm

re: #363 gocart mozart

This is the greatest acceptance speech in movie history. halle is a class act.

[Embedded content]

I was backstage at The RAZZIES when I got to see that lovely lady up close!

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allegro  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:31:20pm

re: #359 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

As is true with all pets, cats do somewhat adopt behaviors and quirks from their owners. The fact that cats are aloof and independent doesn’t mean that they don’t somewhat imprint upon their favorite person and reflect the personality thereof. My cat, for example, exhibits an extraordinary choosiness in whom he allows to pet him, whereas my wife’s cat is much more indiscriminate in her lust for attention. Introverted vs. extroverted.

That’s one thing - I expected aloof and independent. Neither of my kits exhibit this behavior. At. All. They both follow me wherever I go just like their dog brother. They come when I call them actually better than the dog. They have never met a stranger. In fact, when my RV guy was here the other day fixing a leak (damn freeze) both cats were on top of him purring away. He was kinda wierded out by it. LOL

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:33:31pm

re: #368 allegro

That’s one thing - I expected aloof and independent. Neither of my kits exhibit this behavior. At. All. They both follow me wherever I go just like their dog brother. They come when I call them actually better than the dog. They have never met a stranger. In fact, when my RV guy was here the other day fixing a leak (damn freeze) both cats were on top of him purring away. He was kinda wierded out by it. LOL

Cats can be weird like that. Some of them are literally aloof, but some of them are very possessive. I, personally, think it’s down to the amount of personal interaction they have and whether they’re restricted to interacting with one person versus several. My cat lived with me for his whole life prior to being introduced to Mrs. Fish when we married; Mrs. Fish’s cat, on the other hand, had to live with everybody under her parents’ roof coming to visit her at odd hours of the day. They are surprisingly reflective of their owners, more so than I think most cat owners are willing to admit.

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SteelPH  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:35:22pm

Superman on Dreams - Superman vs. The Elite

Yup. Spoiled rotten dick.
//it’s amazing how many people don’t get Superman.

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uriel  Feb 23, 2018 • 7:39:24pm

re: #164 MsJ

[Embedded content]

My only thought after reading that:

Whelp, reckon it’s about time to take that bold step up from the merely metaphorical and literally drown myself in a bucket of oatmeal.

‘Cause one way or another, that’s where this is headed.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 23, 2018 • 9:56:30pm

re: #370 SteelPH

[Embedded content]

Video

Yup. Spoiled rotten dick.
//it’s amazing how many people don’t get Superman.

Superman’s been written a bunch of different ways. I love bright, shiny Superman (particularly the DCAU version and the “All-Star Superman” version).

But he’s also been used…generally in alt-universe versions…to make a point about a the way that shallow brightness and optimism can cover for dark things (but he still ultimately a good guy, nine times out of ten).

And then there’s the Silver Age, where he kind of…did wacky stuff that nowadays would be consider abuse of power for frivolous ends, but at the time was just amusing one-offs.


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Police: Charge Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu With Bribery in Telecom Case - Israel News - Haaretz.com The police and Israel Securities Authority on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau and his wife, Sara, as well as media mogul Shaul Elovitch and his wife, Iris, for bribery and other corruption charges in the investigation dubbed ...
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