Thursday Night Theme Music: Snarky Puppy, “Young Stuff”

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Snarky Puppy - Young Stuff
From the live DVD “groundUP”

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Recorded and filmed live (free of overdubs) on December 16, 2011, at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, New York, for GroundUP Music. For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit groundup.ropeadope.com or snarkypuppy.com.

Written, arranged, and produced by Michael League.

Personnel:
Shaun Martin - Moog
Bill Laurance - piano
Cory Henry - organ (solo)
Justin Stanton - Fender Rhodes
Mark Lettieri - guitar
Bob Lanzetti - guitar
Chris McQueen - baritone guitar
Michael League - bass (solo)
Nate Werth - percussion
Robert “Sput” Searight - drums
Andy Hunter - trombone
Jay Jennings - trumpet
Mike Maher - trumpet
Chris Bullock - sax

Engineered by Eric Hartman, Diko Shoturma, and Avi Gunther.
Filmed by Andy LaViolette, Brad Holt, Simon C.F. Yu, and Caroline Stucky.
Mixed by Eric Hartman.
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NYC.

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741 comments

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:05:07pm

Ah, a new thread. People downstairs sounded ready to call all the hospitals Charles!

2
The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:08:28pm

And here I was gearing up for the bloodthirsty LGF succession struggle.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:08:45pm

NEW THREAD ALERT!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:09:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:11:33pm

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

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gocart mozart  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:11:40pm

Roland Scahill just followed me, he has a blue check mark but I never heard of him so I Googled. Hmmm lmgtfy.com

A former theater agent has been sentenced to six months in jail after admitting that he bilked investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars to back a nonexistent Broadway play.

Roland Scahill, 42, confessed to a scheme that took place between October 2014 and August 2015, in which Mr. Scahill told associates that he had secured the rights to the life story of Kathleen Battle, the opera singer, and was going to produce a one-woman play called “The Kathleen Battle Project” with Lupita Nyong’o as its star.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:13:07pm

They always come back.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:13:26pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

I’m just going to slide these suitcases of poisoned panda meat into the corner of the room….

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:13:30pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Well, while you were gone Stupid Watergate got mind-numbingly stupider at a rapid clip.

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:16:04pm

*Dismantles Thunderdome*

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:16:36pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

DON’T EVER LEAVE US AGAIN!!!

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:16:39pm

re: #2 The Ghost of a Flea

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Varek Raith  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:16:43pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:17:10pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:17:34pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Fine with us boss man, we’re just happy you’re okay and accounted for!

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:17:46pm

This is a great song, by the way.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:17:54pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

Lol! He’s sounds like an interesting bloke, to say the least.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:18:14pm

re: #10 Belafon

*Dismantles Thunderdome*

That made me laugh entirely too much.

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meteor  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:18:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:18:50pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

Just know that you were sincerely missed.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:19:40pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

We were worried.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:19:40pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:19:50pm

re: #14 Belafon

I hate to sound macabre but vests don’t protect heads. Perhaps Republicans should think about banning weapons of war and stop pussyfooting around.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:20:13pm

re: #7 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

They always come back.

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They’re getting the gang back together.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:21:06pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

You missed a truckload of fun, boss man. It got reeeeeal quiet on my right-wing feed after Trump said he was coming for everyone’s guns. Most of the memes are about banning guns not being as important as banning abortion, now.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:21:15pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

We are so relieved that you have returned!! Some of us were panicking.

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:21:35pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:21:38pm

HI CHARLES!

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:21:41pm

re: #7 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

See, Trump does like the Blacks!!

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:22:04pm

** Giggle, Giggle, Snort **

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:25:33pm

re: #30 bill d. (b.d.)

** Giggle, Giggle, Snort **

That might cost his father an arm or a leg, hypothetically speaking.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:25:40pm

I hate to be a drag on things, but I was really feeling a 1,000-post thread on the event horizon…..

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:27:42pm

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

We are so relieved that you have returned!! Some of us were panicking.

And some of us declared ourselves in charge a la Haig.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:28:02pm

re: #32 Barefoot Grin

Well we can all go back into the previous thread and post a bunch of comments if you want.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:28:05pm

re: #32 Barefoot Grin

I tried to make it a nine-hundred post thread, but people kept going and now we have to make 98 more comments or I’m going to have problems sleeping.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:29:50pm

re: #33 lawhawk

a la Haig? Gee a double reference to Watergate and Reagan?

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:30:46pm

re: #35 The Ghost of a Flea

I tried to make it a nine-hundred post thread, but people kept going and now we have to make 98 more comments or I’m going to have problems sleeping.

Would our gracious host allow it? …

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:31:14pm

re: #30 bill d. (b.d.)

** Giggle, Giggle, Snort **

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:31:48pm

How the Russian troll farm manipulated news coverage and actually initiated a violent conflict that got coverage all to stoke violent protests elsewhere.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:31:50pm

re: #36 PhillyPretzel

Hell, Douglas Haig was sufficiently an ass to be looped into this multi-layered reference.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:33:25pm

re: #40 The Ghost of a Flea

How about Al? That is what I thought Lawhawk was referring to.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:35:47pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

Thank you Sir for all you do!

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Slump-chan  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:36:08pm

re: #41 PhillyPretzel

How about Al?

Al Haig - All The Things You Are

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lawhawk  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:36:13pm

re: #36 PhillyPretzel

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The Major  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:37:18pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:37:22pm

re: #33 lawhawk

And some of us declared ourselves in charge a la Haig.

I’m just relieved that the spammers didn’t make an appearance…

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Dave In Austin  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:39:33pm

re: #45 The Major

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The Major  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:41:21pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:43:45pm
I Tried The Hentai Game With The ‘Ultimate Character Creator’ And Now I Need Jesus

Don’t bother with the article. The headline is a thing of beauty.

Also: totally NSFW.
And NSFH
And NSFM

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:43:48pm

*thud*

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BeachDem  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:44:00pm

It has totally been one of those days…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:44:11pm

Hahahahahaha:

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:45:44pm

LOLWTFITS
Can someone translate from wingnut? I have read this several times and it makes no logical sense.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:45:55pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

The moment when you realize how many human beings would get tagged as replicants in the Bladerunner Voight-Kampf test.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:47:33pm

re: #54 The Vicious Babushka

He’s claiming that if you ignore reality, Trump has been the most accomplished President ever!!

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:48:22pm
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meteor  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:48:38pm

re: #54 The Vicious Babushka

I think he just lost a boxing match.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:48:40pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

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That woman in the middle is probably highly educated, but she took this job with these two yahoos. I have no sympathy for what career disaster awaits her after this.

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The Major  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:50:00pm

re: #50 The Ghost of a Flea

Oh when will they ever get breast physics right in videogames?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:52:10pm

re: #57 MsJ

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I’m only half way through the Preet interview with Shannon Watts, but Shannon raises the possibility of Russian money flowing through the NRA a few times. Preet doesn’t really push back because, as the facts stand, NRA’s contributions to politicians outstrip by a long shot membership fees.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:52:29pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just remember: Conservatives are always the victims.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:53:05pm

re: #59 Barefoot Grin

That woman in the middle is probably highly educated, but she took this job with these two yahoos. I have no sympathy for what career disaster awaits her after this.

Megyn Kelly got a gig with NBC. I’m sure she can too. I would support that if she replaced Hugh Hewitt.

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:53:24pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:54:12pm

The yam met with the NRA tonight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:55:21pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:55:22pm

re: #65 Stanley Sea

The yam met with the NRA tonight.

Tomorrow’s headline: “Trump retracts statements on taking away guns, now proclaims that US will begin mandatory firearms training and issue guns to every citizen who is physically able to hold one.”

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:55:23pm

re: #54 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWTFITS
Can someone translate from wingnut? I have read this several times and it makes no logical sense.

[Embedded content]

They are getting roasted in the comments.

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JordanRules  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:56:14pm

re: #65 Stanley Sea

Just 4 days since their last confab.
Quite the access there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:58:18pm
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Sea Mexican!  Mar 1, 2018 • 6:59:20pm

re: #53 Eclectic Cyborg

Hahahahahaha:

[Embedded content]

Could Canada pick up PR?

Even Spain, I’m not that picky.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:00:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:01:10pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:01:29pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

Just glad you are okay. That is all.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:02:45pm

SFPD
They missed
There’s a video

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Interesting Times  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:04:12pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

See how you are! I got tied up in various unexpected real world issues and have just now returned. Traffic played a large role in the irritant factor. LA is getting impossible these days.

Oh good, if you’re still here, you can help solve a mystery! Does the “Show Users” function only drop people from the list if they log out or close the thread tab? I thought it would look for thread activity like commenting or dinging, but if not, could someone’s name stay on that list for as long as the tab stayed open…?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:05:54pm

re: #76 Interesting Times

Oh good, if you’re still here, you can help solve a mystery! Does the “Show Users” function only drop people from the list if they log out or close the thread tab? I thought it would look for thread activity like commenting or dinging, but if not, could someone’s name stay on that list for as long as the tab stayed open…?

It’s very difficult to tell when a user is “online” or “active” in a Web sense; websites have very little control over getting notified if a user navigates away or closes the window. Most sites, such as Facebook, set a timer and say that the user has performed some action within the last, say, 15 minutes. My assumption is that the “Show Users” function behaves the same way.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:07:16pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s very difficult to tell when a user is “online” or “active” in a Web sense; websites have very little control over getting notified if a user navigates away or closes the window. Most sites, such as Facebook, set a timer and say that the user has performed some action within the last, say, 15 minutes. My assumption is that the “Show Users” function behaves the same way.

Except Charles appeared to be on for hours while he was stuck in traffic.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:08:52pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s very difficult to tell when a user is “online” or “active” in a Web sense; websites have very little control over getting notified if a user navigates away or closes the window. Most sites, such as Facebook, set a timer and say that the user has performed some action within the last, say, 15 minutes. My assumption is that the “Show Users” function behaves the same way.

Exactly - I think we have a 30-minute activity window.

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:09:41pm

Keyboardist for Umphrey’s McGee kills it with this time lapse, really shows you how big and steep the Jackson Hole ski area is, accessed by an aerial tram.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:11:11pm
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Belafon  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:11:54pm

re: #80 teleskiguy

Keyboardist from Umphrey’s McGee kills it with this time lapse, really shows you how big and steep the Jackson Hole ski area is, accessed by an aerial tram.

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My wife would have panic attacks just watching the video. I, on the other hand, would like to ride that. I don’t ski, but the ride looks like fun.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:12:34pm

I like how the White House is just pretending he didn’t come out for confiscation without due process.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:12:48pm

re: #78 Hecuba’s daughter

Right, because I left the computer on with an LGF window open, and I have some other processes running that might look like user activity from my account.

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:14:11pm

re: #82 Belafon

My wife would have panic attacks just watching the video. I, on the other hand, would like to ride that. I don’t ski, but the ride looks like fun.

A primer:

The Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:17:07pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:18:11pm

re: #86 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Of course he doesn’t WANT it. He might be FORCED into it by a bunch of high-school kids, but he’ll be forced to it kicking and screaming.

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:18:13pm

re: #86 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Who could have guessed? //

No, Feinstein wasn’t giddy yesterday because Trump suddenly turned a corner. She was giddy because it continued to show what a conman he was.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:18:21pm

re: #83 goddamnedfrank

I like how the White House is just pretending he didn’t come out for confiscation without due process.

[Embedded content]

Saw a mygunz interview earlier. She wouldn’t touch it after repeated questions.

They know they have a stooge. They can manipulate a stupid stooge.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:19:18pm
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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:19:41pm
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Belafon  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:20:20pm

BTW, a thought on those avoiding politics on Facebook. This fall, the Russians, and your crazy wingnut uncle, are going to be posting shit messages for relatives to see. Now, you can either ignore them, and watch your family members read them without being challenged, or you can make sure they get some kind of rebuttal, and better information.

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whitebeach  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:23:39pm

re: #80 teleskiguy

Keyboardist from Umphrey’s McGee kills it with this time lapse, really shows you how big and steep the Jackson Hole ski area is, accessed by an aerial tram.

[Embedded content]

Why anybody would leave a perfectly functional saloon to get aboard something like that is a cosmic mystery for the ages.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:24:37pm

re: #92 Belafon

BTW, a thought on those avoiding politics on Facebook. This fall, the Russians, and your crazy wingnut uncle, are going to be posting shit messages for relatives to see. Now, you can either ignore them, and watch your family members read them without being challenged, or you can make sure they get some kind of rebuttal, and better information.

As much as I hate discussing politics on FB, if we expect to sway anybody’s opinions away from the GOP/Glibertarian POV, we will need to engage the enemy (as it were). I used to do this whenever a friend sent me one of those numbskull emails. I’d have to debunk whatever was being expounded in a follow-up email to the entire recipient list.

Eventually she gave up including me on those mass email forwards.

So, yeah, I need to do the same on FB.

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retired cynic  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:26:25pm

I found this article about a young African man who is really making a difference in the world, one tour at a time!

A Walking Tour Retraces Lisbon’s Painful Legacy of Slavery
It also highlights the city’s modern-day African communities.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:27:34pm

Bad tweet Josh, bad tweet

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:29:02pm

re: #93 whitebeach

Why anybody would leave a perfectly functional saloon to get aboard something like that is a cosmic mystery for the ages.

Nah. I’ve boarded that thing more than a few times, I rode it to ski down and ride it again. When the snow is deep it’s the greatest amusement park in the world, at least for a guy like me who’s been skiing since I was four years old.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:29:10pm
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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:29:13pm

re: #80 teleskiguy

In my part of the world, the English name for this is “cableway” or “cable car.” Most in China are not used to haul people up to ski down a mountain, but to bring them to some lofty mountaintop scenic area or temple.

Trams are what they call interurbans or trolley cars here. Probably the British influence.

Skiing is beginning to catch on here. Some southern cities have indoor ski areas — bunny slopes mostly — where folks can get a taste of sliding downhill on flat sticks. But I’m not sure if China has developed any proper ski areas yet.

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whitebeach  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:31:29pm

re: #92 Belafon

BTW, a thought on those avoiding politics on Facebook. This fall, the Russians, and your crazy wingnut uncle, are going to be posting shit messages for relatives to see. Now, you can either ignore them, and watch your family members read them without being challenged, or you can make sure they get some kind of rebuttal, and better information.

Well put. It’s going to be a crucial time. An army or a political cause might make good or bad choices in tactics or strategy, but the very worst thing either group can do is to ignore the enemy.

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jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:34:36pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:34:59pm

This is the stupidest Tweet that you will see all minute:

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Cheechako  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:35:00pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

If you’re ever looking for a nice place to stay in Alaska, this is the place. All for the reasonable price of $2300/per person/per night:

A pilot’s love for the mountains built a house on Denali. Now it’s at the center of a family dispute.

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:35:00pm

re: #99 wheat-dogg

Skiing is beginning to catch on here. Some southern cities have indoor ski areas — bunny slopes mostly — where folks can get a taste of sliding downhill on flat sticks. But I’m not sure if China has developed any proper ski areas yet.

That’s funny because the natives in China’s highlands have been skiing as long as/longer than Europeans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:37:37pm
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jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:38:09pm

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

Imagine someone who promotes himself as a Tedtalker.

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William Lewis  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:41:33pm

re: #75 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

SFPD
They missed
There’s a video

[Embedded content]

Yet another reminder of why 1) cops really should still only have revolvers with 6 to 8 shots and 2) why almost every cop I’ve ever known needs a hell of a lot more range time because most of them are really bad shots.

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Interesting Times  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:45:17pm

I swear it totally is the plot of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” - while so many journalists/pundits feel the need (or are ordered) to treat Cheeto Benito’s verbal turd-droppings as serious proposals, the kids call BS:

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Mike Lamb  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:46:21pm

re: #87 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Of course he doesn’t WANT it. He might be FORCED into it by a bunch of high-school kids, but he’ll be forced to it kicking and screaming.

He won’t be forced into it either.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:47:19pm

re: #109 Mike Lamb

He won’t be forced into it either.

Notice the presence of the word “might”.

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stpaulbear  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:48:31pm

re: #80 teleskiguy

Keyboardist for Umphrey’s McGee kills it with this time lapse, really shows you how big and steep the Jackson Hole ski area is, accessed by an aerial tram.

[Embedded content]

Can you ride the tram back down or do you have to take the trails of death to the bottom?

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Belafon  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:49:03pm

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

His pet issue is all he can see.

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whitebeach  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:50:00pm

re: #103 Cheechako

If you’re ever looking for a nice place to stay in Alaska, this is the place. All for the reasonable price of $2300/per person/per night:

A pilot’s love for the mountains built a house on Denali. Now it’s at the center of a family dispute.

This is poor commercial advertising. The photographer completely left out the ocean, the beach, and the tiki bar.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:51:22pm

re: #103 Cheechako

If you’re ever looking for a nice place to stay in Alaska, this is the place. All for the reasonable price of $2300/per person/per night:

A pilot’s love for the mountains built a house on Denali. Now it’s at the center of a family dispute.

OMG the “house”

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:52:32pm

re: #111 stpaulbear

Can you ride the tram back down or do you have to take the trails of death to the bottom?

You can ride the tram back to the bottom.

116
Varek Raith  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:53:29pm

re: #111 stpaulbear

Can you ride the tram back down or do you have to take the trails of death to the bottom?

Take this parachute.

117
ObserverArt  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:54:10pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

Joy Reid ✔
@JoyAnnReid
Donald Trump has built most of his development projects with Chinese steel. Just thought I’d mention that.

1:27 PM - Mar 1, 2018

He is really going to get back at ‘em now that he is President. They charged him to much and now they we pay

118
Interesting Times  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:54:56pm

Hmmm…

More about about him here.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:56:09pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

You can ride the tram back to the bottom.

But why would you want to, when you could risk life and limb by riding atop two flimsy boards, skimming across the (potentially unstable) snowpack from the top of a motherfuckin’ mountain all the way to the bottom?

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:56:54pm

What is this?

121
teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:57:00pm

I’ve skied some of the trails of death at Jackson Hole and I’m still alive. Just sayin’.

122
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 7:57:53pm

re: #120 MsJ

What is this?

[Embedded content]

Looks like a spammer to me.

123
jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:00:21pm

re: #119 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s the “look, ma, I’m flyin” part.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:01:15pm

re: #122 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Looks like a spammer to me.

Go to the site. It’s a bounty site. They pay you to do stuff. Maybe spam? I didn’t get it when I went to the site noted.

125
Cheechako  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:01:23pm

re: #113 whitebeach

This is poor commercial advertising. The photographer completely left out the ocean, the beach, and the tiki bar.

Well, it would be a great place to be in case of a sudden tidal wave.

126
whitebeach  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:01:23pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

You can ride the tram back to the bottom.

Which is where I was to start with, enjoying a comforting drink in a cozy bar.

127
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:03:02pm

re: #124 MsJ

Go to the site. It’s a bounty site. They pay you to do stuff. Maybe spam? I didn’t get it when I went to the site noted.

Yeah, just the format of the URLs looks sketchy. It reads like a scam, but I’m not brave enough to investigate.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:03:58pm

re: #123 jaunte

That’s the “look, ma, I’m flyin” part.

I would totally go skiing again. I’d like to go with Mrs. Fish next season. It’s certainly not a habit that I intend to cultivate, more of a special event that should be celebrated.

129
whitebeach  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:06:19pm

re: #114 Stanley Sea

OMG the “house”

I think I’ve seen it before. Remember the cabin in Redford’s “Jeremiah Johnson,” the shack where the old mountain man dives through the window with a huge grizzly right behind him? Still, even if this joint provides a respectable bear, $2300/night/person seems a trifle steep.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:06:27pm

re: #127 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, just the format of the URLs looks sketchy. It reads like a scam, but I’m not brave enough to investigate.

They pay you to pay stuff like 1000 wired blog posts on something called Safe Haven. They pay by something called COTI. There are payments for Twitter and YouTube.

I’m assuming they want you to spread some kind of propaganda.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:07:17pm

re: #130 MsJ

They pay you to pay stuff like 1000 wired blog posts on something called Safe Haven. They pay by something called COTI. There are payments for Twitter and YouTube.

I’m assuming they want you to spread some kind of propaganda.

Yup, that’s the scam. Interesting. I’ve seen some bounty work, but that’s for more legit stuff, like bounties for doing programming tasks on open-source projects.

132
teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:08:27pm

re: #123 jaunte

That’s the “look, ma, I’m flyin” part.

Look Ma is the name of a steep face in plain view of one of the big lodges on Vail Mountain.

133
stpaulbear  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:10:23pm

re: #129 whitebeach

I think I’ve seen it before. Remember the cabin in Redford’s “Jeremiah Johnson,” the shack where the old mountain man dives through the window with a huge grizzly right behind him? Still, even if this joint provides a respectable bear, $2300/night/person seems a trifle steep.

It’s $100 to drop you off, $200 for the night, and $2000 to come pick you up for the trip home.

134
jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:13:47pm

“I saw him in Nashville” in April 2015, Torshin added later, the date and site of the NRA’s 2015 convention. Trump gave a speech at that convention, the outlines of which would become familiar as his stump speech throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. The White House did not respond to repeated requests for comment by NPR, but denied Trump has ever met Torshin to Bloomberg News in 2017.

Among his tens of thousands of tweets, Torshin also documented his attendance at every NRA convention between 2012 and 2016, only some of which have been previously reported.

Torshin’s attendance at the NRA convention in 2016 is where he reportedly met with Donald Trump, Jr.

135
jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:15:31pm
136
wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:16:43pm

re: #120 MsJ

Some kind of scammy site offering to help you find cryptocurrency “bounties” — bonuses — for promoting a project.

Welcome to /r/Bounty0x. Bounty0x is a trustless bounty hunting network enabling anyone to post bounty campaigns, Bounty Hunters to complete bounty tasks and Bounty Sheriffs to review submissions made by bounty hunters. Powered by the BNTY token and Ethereum.

You can safely ignore it.

137
jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:17:43pm

re: #136 wheat-dogg

“Powered by Phlogiston.”

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whitebeach  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:21:09pm

re: #133 stpaulbear

It’s $100 to drop you off, $200 for the night, and $2000 to come pick you up for the trip home.

OK, so bear not included.

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whitebeach  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:23:23pm

re: #125 Cheechako

Well, it would be a great place to be in case of a sudden tidal wave.

Perhaps a less desirable location, however, in case of an avalanche. Plus I gather you have to fly into this place. My PU (personal ump) just called “Strike two!”

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:23:32pm

re: #137 jaunte

“Powered by Phlogiston.”

Bounties are part of the whole Initial Coin Offering (ICO) craze, where projects sell cryptocurrency tokens to raise money for their projects and/or extravagant lifestyles. They award extra tokens (bounties) to participants who promote the ICO on social media. Bounty0x apparently will serve as go-between to match bounty hunters (aka shills) with bounty providers (aka ICOs).

Some ICOs are for legitimate projects with definite use cases. Others are scams created mostly to enrich the developers/leaders. One notable ICO recently took in several million dollars only to abruptly close up shop and replace its website with only one word: penis.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:25:38pm

re: #136 wheat-dogg

Some kind of scammy site offering to help you find cryptocurrency “bounties” — bonuses — for promoting a project.

You can safely ignore it.

Oh I want going to do anything with it. I was trying to figure out the kinds of things they were into, what they were promoting. I was (an) curious.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:26:19pm

re: #23 Patricia Kayden

I hate to sound macabre but vests don’t protect heads. Perhaps Republicans should think about banning weapons of war and stop pussyfooting around.

As if getting shot in the head would damage those cement heads.

143
stpaulbear  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:28:57pm

re: #138 whitebeach

OK, so bear not included.

Complimentary bear.

144
MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:29:19pm

I just watched Serenity again and am reminded that Joss Wheden is totally fucking bad ass.

His female characters are the best mix of bad ass, ass kicking, yet feminine.

I’m in love with him. And Nathan Fillon. But really, Joss Wheden. Fucking A.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:30:14pm

re: #141 MsJ

Oh I want going to do anything with it. I was trying to figure out the kinds of things they were into, what they were promoting. I was (an) curious.

You could easily fall down the rabbit hole of cryptocurrencies if you explore what it’s all about. It’s an entire ecosystem unto itself. I’ve been involved since 2013 and I’m still learning about it.

146
jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:30:26pm
147
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:30:58pm

re: #144 MsJ

I just watched Serenity again and am reminded that Joss Wheden is totally fucking bad ass.

His female characters are the best mix of bad ass, ass kicking, yet feminine.

I’m in love with him. And Nathan Fillon. But really, Joss Wheden. Fucking A.

Jewel Staite as Kaylee Frye. Dude. She’s as un-feminine as they come, but still, she’s awesome and I want one.

148
MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:31:00pm

re: #140 wheat-dogg

I remember that. Penis. Classic. Did they find those guys? Is anyone looking for them?

149
jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:32:11pm

Sub-tweet of the week.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:33:48pm

re: #147 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

One year, for Christmas, I addressed all of my gifts to Mrs. Fish as, “To nerd girl from nerd guy”. One of the couples I chose was Malcolm Reynolds and Kaylee Frye. It was the only reference she didn’t get. Sigh. I still have some work to do to bring Mrs. Fish fully into the dark side.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:33:51pm

re: #145 wheat-dogg

You could easily fall down the rabbit hole of cryptocurrencies if you explore what it’s all about. It’s an entire ecosystem unto itself. I’ve been involved since 2013 and I’m still learning about it.

I never got it to start with. It doesn’t make sense to me. Like mining. WTF? Looking for something that doesn’t exist to claim something that’s not real. It’s too 12 Monkeys meets Inception inside the Matrix and I’m lost being words.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:35:39pm

re: #87 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Of course he doesn’t WANT it. He might be FORCED into it by a bunch of high-school kids, but he’ll be forced to it kicking and screaming.

I doubt he and a Republican-controlled Congress will do a dang thing except probably raise the age to 21 for buying weapons of war.

153
wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:36:20pm

re: #148 MsJ

I remember that. Penis. Classic. Did they find those guys? Is anyone looking for them?

I have no idea. They probably have done a good job covering their tracks.

Another, bigger ICO fail is the Tezos project, which technologically seems very good but has project leaders, the Breitmans, who are better engineers and coders than business people. There are hundreds of millions of dollars tied up in this project while the Breitmans and the head of the foundation they created to manage the money argue over who has control over the money and the future of the project. It’s a total mess, and several class action lawsuits have been filed against the Breitmans and the Foundation leaders.

No product has yet to be created.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:38:17pm

re: #147 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Jewel Staite as Kaylee Frye. Dude. She’s as un-feminine as they come, but still, she’s awesome and I want one.

I’m not talking her. I’m talking Gina Torres, and Buffy and Faith - the slayers, Amy Acker as Illyria in Angel.

Bad ass, ass kicking gorgeous women.

155
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:40:31pm

re: #154 MsJ

I’m not talking her. I’m talking Gina Torres, and Buffy and Faith - the slayers, Amy Acker as Illyria in Angel.

Bad ass, ass kicking gorgeous women.

That’s fair enough. And Kaylee is badass in her own right - the ship’s mechanic, the “classic tomboy”, who had to prove herself in a man’s world and succeeded. I respect her for her engineering prowess as much as I admire her for her attractiveness.

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ObserverArt  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:41:24pm

re: #146 jaunte

Supt Runcie ✔
@RobertwRuncie
Why are the Parkland teens so good at this? Their public school prepared them for it.
slate.com … via @slate @browardschools likes to boast that they have the best public education system in America. Read why they might be right … #BrowardStrong #MSDStrong

10:42 PM - Mar 1, 2018

I sure hope this starts a trend back to a liberal classic education strong on civics and humanities in more schools. Would be nice…but most likely a dream. Good to see it seems to have some roots in Florida.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:41:46pm

re: #150 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

One year, for Christmas, I addressed all of my gifts to Mrs. Fish as, “To from ”. One of the couples I chose was Malcolm Reynolds and Kaylee Frye. It was the only reference she didn’t get. Sigh. I still have some work to do to bring Mrs. Fish fully into the dark side.

Mighta gone with Zoe or River, even. She kicked some serious Reaver ass.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:42:28pm

re: #157 MsJ

Mighta gone with Zoe or River, even. She kicked some serious Reaver ass.

Mrs. Fish wouldn’t have gotten the reference no matter who I chose. She just isn’t that into the Firefly/Serenity universe. But you are, undoubtedly, correct.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:44:03pm

re: #151 MsJ

I never got it to start with. It doesn’t make sense to me. Like mining. WTF? Looking for something that doesn’t exist to claim something that’s not real. It’s too 12 Monkeys meets Inception inside the Matrix and I’m lost being words.

The mining is a computational way to verify a transaction on the blockchain (distributed ledger). IOW if I send you some Bitcoin, the network has to verify the amount, the sender and the recipient so that the transaction is known to be unique and cannot be replicated by someone else (to steal the money). The cryptography required to make everything private and irreversible is what requires the computational power.

That’s called Proof of Work, and the miner who solves the cryptographic puzzle to verify the transaction gets rewarded with some Bitcoin.

There are other verification systems that do not require mining and the related power consumption to run the computers.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:44:23pm

re: #155 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s fair enough. And Kaylee is badass in her own right - the ship’s mechanic, the “classic tomboy”, who had to prove herself in a man’s world and succeeded. I respect her for her engineering prowess as much as I admire her for her attractiveness.

That’s true. She is a cute, girl next door, true innocent who believes in people. And as an engineer she is very bad ass.

161
stpaulbear  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:45:28pm

John Cole had to go to a seminar today. He didn’t like it.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:45:39pm

re: #155 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s fair enough. And Kaylee is badass in her own right - the ship’s mechanic, the “classic tomboy”, who had to prove herself in a man’s world and succeeded. I respect her for her engineering prowess as much as I admire her for her attractiveness.

Jewel Staite was in a teenage TV dramedy way before Firefly.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:46:16pm

re: #162 wheat-dogg

Jewel Staite was in a teenage TV dramedy way before Firefly.

Yup. She also had a few guest stars in later shows - I saw her in Stargate: SG1 and I squee’d. I like her a lot.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:47:22pm

re: #158 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mrs. Fish wouldn’t have gotten the reference no matter who I chose. She just isn’t that into the Firefly/Serenity universe. But you are, undoubtedly, correct.

Yeah. Ya gotta work on that. 😁 That is some fine teevee right there!

One reason I won’t watch anything sci-fi on Fox. They fucked up that great Karl Urban show, too. Same playbook as Firefly. They played episodes out of order and didn’t do right by either.

165
wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:48:20pm

Speaking of TV SF, when does The Expanse come back with season three? Is there a season three?

166
MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:48:29pm

re: #159 wheat-dogg

But it still doesn’t exist. I simply can’t wrap my head around it.

167
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:49:00pm

re: #164 MsJ

Yeah. Ya gotta work on that. 😁 That is some fine teevee right there!

One reason I won’t watch anything sci-fi on Fox. They fucked up that great Karl Urban show, too. Same playbook as Firefly. They played episodes out of order and didn’t do right by either.

She’ll watch almost anything else. She was a Trekkie before I met her. Star Wars, fine. Doctor Who, fine. Supernatural, great. (Obviously; look at the man meat.) Sherlock, yup. Merlin, beautimous. But Firefly? Just can’t get into it. The struggle is real, yo.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:49:35pm

re: #152 Patricia Kayden

I doubt he and a Republican-controlled Congress will do a dang thing except probably raise the age to 21 for buying weapons of war.

I doubt they go that far, raising the age requirement is too close to an actual restriction on arms themselves and creating the precedent for new hardline restrictions is anathema to most GOP reps. The most we’re going to get is a ban on bump stock accessories, some idiotic bullshit plan to arm teachers, and a vague promise to study mental health while scapegoating video games, movies and popular culture. We might get universal background checks but I’d be surprised, more likely we just get some talk about “strengthening” the current NICS check system for FFL transations that won’t amount to any real difference.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:49:56pm

re: #165 wheat-dogg

Speaking of TV SF, when does The Expanse come back with season three? Is there a season three?

Yes.

Previews have been turning up.

170
BeachDem  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:50:15pm

Interesting (apparently Hope is better at hair-tossing than “communications.”)

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:52:22pm

re: #161 stpaulbear

John Cole had to go to a seminar today. He didn’t like it.

OMG. I’m dying. That was hysterical!

172
MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:53:47pm

re: #162 wheat-dogg

Jewel Staite was in a teenage TV dramedy way before Firefly.

And she played an one big hit wonder actress “past her prime” in a Canadian show called there LA Complex. I liked the first year alot.

173
MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:55:00pm

re: #167 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

She’ll watch almost anything else. She was a Trekkie before I met her. Star Wars, fine. Doctor Who, fine. Supernatural, great. (Obviously; look at the man meat.) Sherlock, yup. Merlin, beautimous. But Firefly? Just can’t get into it. The struggle is real, yo.

I turned the hubs. There’s hope for ya!

174
stpaulbear  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:56:01pm

re: #170 BeachDem

Interesting (apparently Hope is better at hair-tossing than “communications.”)

[Embedded content]

That was a “gotcha” question. How rude of him to follow up with a fact.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:57:03pm

re: #166 MsJ

But it still doesn’t exist. I simply can’t wrap my head around it.

In a sense, it does exist, as an electronic version of the money you sent someone else.

Suppose I want to send you $20. I can use Coinbase to buy $20 of Bitcoin, which converts the electronic version of the $20 I have in my bank account to an equivalent amount of Bitcoin, which I send to you over the ‘Net. Then you can leave that Bitcoin as is, deposit it into your bank account, or convert it into a $20 bill by using an ATM if you like.

It’s not much different than the code used by the credit card networks when you pay for something online. The big difference is how the transaction is verified. With a credit card, you rely on the CC company to ensure they money you sent ends up where it should go, only once. With Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, you’re relying on a decentralized network to verify the transaction without any human intervention.

176
wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:58:06pm

re: #169 The Ghost of a Flea

Yes.

Previews have been turning up.

Good. That’s some quality SF TV there.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:58:16pm

re: #161 stpaulbear

John Cole had to go to a seminar today. He didn’t like it.

This could be my life. LOL!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:58:37pm

re: #176 wheat-dogg

Good. That’s some quality SF TV there.

Added to my list.

179
MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:59:25pm

re: #175 wheat-dogg

I’ll send you my email address. PayPal it to me. 😉

180
stpaulbear  Mar 1, 2018 • 8:59:39pm

re: #174 stpaulbear

That was a “gotcha” question. How rude of him to follow up with a fact.

SHS would have just told Eichenwald that the doctor may have prescribed them but Trump didn’t take any of them over those eight year.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:00:16pm

re: #176 wheat-dogg

Good. That’s some quality SF TV there.

They cancelled Dark Matter on me. I’m very unhappy.

I’ll have to check out The Expanse.

182
jaunte  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:02:16pm
183
teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:04:39pm

Some local news and (valid) opinion.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:06:10pm

re: #178 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Added to my list.

Oh, you’ve got to watch the first two seasons. The series is based on a book series, and holds true to the written version pretty well. The tech is mostly real-world physics, and the writers have done a great job of working out the politics of a human civilization distributed across Earth, Moon, Mars, the Asteroid Belt and several other bases. Plus, the characters are believable and the acting is quite good.

It’s good enough I would happily watch it all over again, if I had the time.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:07:38pm

re: #181 MsJ

They cancelled Dark Matter on me. I’m very unhappy.

I’ll have to check out The Expanse.

I feel your pain. I liked Dark Matter, too. That one was based on a comic book series.

Typical Space/SyFy behavior. They axe the decent shows and keep the crappy ones.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:09:10pm

re: #181 MsJ

They cancelled Dark Matter on me. I’m very unhappy.

I’ll have to check out The Expanse.

Much grittier than Dark Matter. Like noir space opera.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:09:33pm

re: #182 jaunte

The biggest sources of steel imports is from Canada(16%), Brazil(13%), South Korea(10%), Mexico(9%) and Russia(9%). China is way down at #11(less than 2%). Trump is fucking over our allies again. I bet Trump didn’t think about Russian steel.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:10:58pm

re: #184 wheat-dogg

Oh, you’ve got to watch the first two seasons. The series is based on a book series, and holds true to the written version pretty well. The tech is mostly real-world physics, and the writers have done a great job of working out the politics of a human civilization distributed across Earth, Moon, Mars, the Asteroid Belt and several other bases. Plus, the characters are believable and the acting is quite good.

It’s good enough I would happily watch it all over again, if I had the time.

As a streamer, where would I find this? I have subscriptions to all of the major streaming networks (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime). If I have to pay for it, I can budget for it, despite my current employment status.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:11:37pm

re: #187 Single-handed sailor

The biggest sources of steel imports is from Canada(16%), Brazil(13%), South Korea(10%), Mexico(9%) and Russia(9%). China is way down at #11(less than 2%). Trump is fucking over our allies again. I bet Trump didn’t think about Russian steel.

Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs will mean fewer goods “Made in America”
qz.com

And everything will end up costing consumers more.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:13:28pm

re: #175 wheat-dogg

It’s not much different than the code used by the credit card networks when you pay for something online. The big difference is how the transaction is verified. With a credit card, you rely on the CC company to ensure they money you sent ends up where it should go, only once. With Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency, you’re relying on a decentralized network to verify the transaction without any human intervention.

Except there is no buyer protection for the person sending bitcoin to the recipient if the recipient doesn’t fulfill their end of the deal, the transaction fee can vary wildly and the transaction methodology uses up thousands of times more energy to complete.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:13:46pm

re: #183 teleskiguy

Some local news and (valid) opinion.

[Embedded content]

That’s a lot of disparate real estate. Denver to Colorado Springs is a good 45 minutes. In good weather. I’m not sure where the other locations mentioned are located but it sounds like 45 minutes would be short.

Is that normal for Olympic venues to be so spread out?

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:14:50pm

re: #188 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

As a streamer, where would I find this? I have subscriptions to all of the major streaming networks (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime). If I have to pay for it, I can budget for it, despite my current employment status.

Teh Netflix is the answer.

netflix.com

I’m using a VPN with a Japanese IP address, so I hope that link works for you.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:15:35pm

re: #187 Single-handed sailor

The biggest sources of steel imports is from Canada(16%), Brazil(13%), South Korea(10%), Mexico(9%) and Russia(9%). China is way down at #11(less than 2%). Trump is fucking over our allies again. I bet Trump didn’t think about Russian steel.

I think you can safely stop at Trump Didn’t Think. He never does.

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teleskiguy  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:16:58pm

re: #191 MsJ

That’s a lot of disparate real estate. Denver to Colorado Springs is a good 45 minutes. In good weather. I’m not sure where the other locations mentioned are located but it sounds like 45 minutes would be short.

Is that normal for Olympic venues to be so spread out?

It’s *three* hours in ideal conditions by road to Steamboat Springs where the nordic ski jump competitions would be held and maybe the cross country events?

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:19:11pm

re: #194 teleskiguy

It’s *three* hours in ideal conditions by road to Steamboat Springs where the nordic ski jump competitions would be held and maybe the cross country events?

Honestly, I don’t think you have to worry. The IOC would never pick the US when many of the athletes might get turned away at the border. Not going to happen. Not now.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:19:32pm

re: #181 MsJ

They cancelled Dark Matter on me. I’m very unhappy.

I’ll have to check out The Expanse.

Shoreh Aghdashloo saying “WHEREVER I GODDAMN LIKE” at the end of this clip is my spirit animal.

The Expanse - Avasarala

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:20:58pm

re: #195 MsJ

Honestly, I don’t think you have to worry. The IOC would never pick the US when many of the athletes might get turned away at the border. Not going to happen. Not now.

Except didn’t LA just win another Summer Games?

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:23:44pm

re: #190 goddamnedfrank

Except there is no buyer protection for the person sending bitcoin to the recipient if the recipient doesn’t fulfill their end of the deal, the transaction fee can vary wildly and the transaction methodology uses up thousands of times more energy to complete.

Buyer protection - True. Transactions are irreversible, and there is no way to get your money back.
Fees — Segwit has reduced Bitcoin’s fees to less than 25 cents, and the fee swings are less volatile than before.
Energy use — Definitely true. One major disadvantage to the Bitcoin Proof of Work system is the power consumption. The creator apparently did not take into consideration how quickly usage would grow, and how congested the network could get.

Bitcoin as a payment system sucks. Visa or Mastercard can process thousands of transactions per second. Bitcoin could barely manage a handful before SegWit. So, transactions could sometimes take two hours to be confirmed, and cost as much as $100. Other systems offer lower fees and faster times, but Bitcoin being the first gets most of the attention.

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:24:49pm

re: #197 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Except didn’t LA just win another Summer Games?

Awarded in 2015. I think they may be clear if we right the USS US. If not…I think it remains to be seen.

I don’t see any awards anywhere in the US now. Not at this point in time.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:25:16pm

re: #196 goddamnedfrank

Shoreh Agdashloo saying “WHEREVER I GODDAMN LIKE” at the end of this clip is my spirit animal.

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I love this character. She does not take shit from anyone. The actress is great, too, and appears in The Punisher.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:25:30pm

re: #197 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Los Angeles made a deal with the IOC to host the 2028 games. The current transit plan is to have our Metro Subway System dramatically expand in time for the opening of the the games.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:26:00pm

re: #201 Joe Bacon 🌹

Los Angeles made a deal with the IOC to host the 2028 games. The current transit plan is to have our Metro Subway System dramatically expand in time for the opening of the the games.

Good luck with that, by the way. I imagine it would be something on the scale of having Minneapolis hosting the Superb Owl, but worse.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:28:10pm

re: #200 wheat-dogg

I love this character. She does not take shit from anyone. The actress is great, too, and appears in The Punisher.

Another character on The Punisher who cooks something and I felt pulled out of the story by my need to have that recipe.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:30:06pm

re: #181 MsJ

Oh My Yes….. I’m in season 3 of Battlestar Galactica on Amazon. Full series plus the 3hr intro. It’s almost work. Season 2 has 20 Eps.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:31:33pm

I’m getting curious about the Lost In Space reboot that will be on Netflix later this month. The reboot is supposed to focus on the early episodes of the original series.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:40:04pm

I thought Altered Carbon on Netflix was pretty decent sci fi. Had good production values, a nice bit of world building that borrowed elements from Ghost in the Shell and Bladerunner while still coming off as fairly unique and fresh.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:40:12pm

re: #205 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m getting curious about the Lost In Space reboot that will be on Netflix later this month. The reboot is supposed to focus on the early episodes of the original series.

I see an April 13 premiere in the trailer I just watched.

I hope the reboot explains why an entire family, including minor children, would be sent into space on a potentially dangerous mission. That point never bothered me when I was in elementary school, but it bugs me now.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:43:03pm

re: #205 Joe Bacon 🌹

Man, that was one of the classic “these parents are some variety of sociopaths” shows.

“What do we do with the children?”

“Well, we constantly pair our oldest daughter with the captain, and our two youngest we leave to the care of the robot that routinely goes berserk and the 100% saboteur, 50-50 some kind of disturbing sexual predator, Mr Smith.”

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:44:23pm

re: #161 stpaulbear

John Cole had to go to a seminar today. He didn’t like it.

Oh, man I’m glad I clicked on that. Hilarious!

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MsJ  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:45:33pm
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Dave In Austin  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:46:12pm

re: #208 The Ghost of a Flea

Wasn’t is “Dr. Smith”? Now that you mention it, there is definitely a creep factor there. Shoot, I was prolly 9 or 10 when the original was on.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:46:22pm

re: #208 The Ghost of a Flea

I mean, the actor that did Mr Smith was snarky hilarity, but that fucking premise was just creepy.

Like, the Herculoids seemed like better parents by comparison.

re: #211 Dave In Austin

I don’t recall. It’s been close to thirty years since I saw it.

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Kragar  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:48:56pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:52:38pm

re: #213 Kragar

The high-paying corporate positions to some degree have to do with networking and back channels, and being a Trump aide is like have a deep “in” with a drunk turnip.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 1, 2018 • 9:55:58pm

re: #213 Kragar

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Awwwwwwwww. Those greedy deluded dorks who hitched a ride on the Tweetler Train now find that they’re been blacklisted for life.

Just the thought of all of them winding up like Saul running a Cinnabon…

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 10:01:12pm

re: #215 Joe Bacon 🌹

Super weird moment where I was thinking about Old Testament Saul instead of “Breaking Bad” Saul Goodman.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 1, 2018 • 10:06:15pm

Interesting article, particularly speaking to fighting the infection (Breeding age females) with the infection itself (breeding age males with telemetry). The trackable males lead hunters to receptive females. Maybe Florida will get a handle on this boil.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 1, 2018 • 10:16:08pm

re: #214 The Ghost of a Flea

The high-paying corporate positions to some degree have to do with networking and back channels, and being a Trump aide is like have a deep “in” with a drunk turnip.

These companies also probably don’t want their new hires dragging them into Mueller’s probe, even if only by association. Then there’s the rank dysfunction and backbiting. If the goal is to hire people with connections you want some assurance that even absent Trump those connections will be positive, and none of these people really seem to like each other even a little bit. The entire GOP establishment is in a forced marriage with Trump and his administration, and while they’re all smiling and putting on a show of unity in public, in private they’re busy crafting punji sticks and smearing them with feces.

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retired cynic  Mar 1, 2018 • 10:16:17pm

re: #217 Dave In Austin

I read (in a fiction mystery story) about them doing this many years ago. I wonder how many more get turned loose each year?

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 10:40:49pm

re: #208 The Ghost of a Flea

Man, that was one of the classic “these parents are some variety of sociopaths” shows.

“What do we do with the children?”

“Well, we constantly pair our oldest daughter with the captain, and our two youngest we leave to the care of the robot that routinely goes berserk and the 100% saboteur, 50-50 some kind of disturbing sexual predator, Mr Smith.”

It was geared mostly to a child audience, I assume, and kids would probably not have picked up on the parental irresponsibility and sexual subtext. At least I didn’t.

Interesting to compare Lost in Space (1965-68) and Star Trek (1966-69), both of which I watched as a kid. LiS appealed to a younger audience, while ST:TOS to a more adult audience. At age 9, Lost in Space was worth watching, but I quickly realized by age 10 that Lost in Space was pretty stupid and Star Trek was much better.

Irwin Allen also created Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. My buddies and I would later mock the show for its overuse of exploding electrical panels whenever the ship ran into danger, but when I was 8 years old I was willing to ignore the shoddy workmanship in a futuristic submarine.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 1, 2018 • 10:46:56pm

re: #219 retired cynic

That’s really not so much the problem. Hurricanes are probably the biggest culprit for release. Home and stores flood. Pets and inventory swims away.

The issue at hand now is a 12 ft long female can drop 75-100 eggs. And pythons brood their eggs for a period of time as well before burying them.

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Cheechako  Mar 1, 2018 • 10:51:40pm

re: #129 whitebeach

I think I’ve seen it before. Remember the cabin in Redford’s “Jeremiah Johnson,” the shack where the old mountain man dives through the window with a huge grizzly right behind him? Still, even if this joint provides a respectable bear, $2300/night/person seems a trifle steep.

This cabin is on 5 private acres within Denali National Park. Very exclusive property.

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piratedan  Mar 1, 2018 • 10:51:59pm

re: #181 MsJ

the books are tres awesome… just saying

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 1, 2018 • 11:05:55pm

re: #218 goddamnedfrank

These companies also probably don’t want their new hires dragging them into Mueller’s probe, even if only by association. Then there’s the rank dysfunction and backbiting. If the goal is to hire people with connections you want some assurance that even absent Trump those connections will be positive, and none of these people really seem to like each other even a little bit. The entire GOP establishment is in a forced marriage with Trump and his administration, and while they’re all smiling and putting on a show of unity in public, in private they’re busy crafting punji sticks and smearing them with feces.

That’s all true but mostly I wanted to say “drunk turnip.” Bonus points for a good punji stick reference.

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ckkatz  Mar 1, 2018 • 11:13:06pm

re: #215 Joe Bacon 🌹

Awwwwwwwww. Those greedy deluded dorks who hitched a ride on the Tweetler Train now find that they’re been blacklisted for life.

Just the thought of all of them winding up like Saul running a Cinnabon…

They sold their souls. And now they want a refund?

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wheat-dogg  Mar 1, 2018 • 11:32:59pm

re: #215 Joe Bacon 🌹

Awwwwwwwww. Those greedy deluded dorks who hitched a ride on the Tweetler Train now find that they’re been blacklisted for life.

Just the thought of all of them winding up like Saul running a Cinnabon…

They were already the only people fool enough to work for Trump. Most every capable persons turned the job offers down, because they knew in advance what working for Trump would entail. The ones he ended up with are those (a) craving position and power, so they’d work for Vlad the Impaler or (b) so incompetent/clueless that they had no idea what their job would entail or (c) hoping to be the enabler of the RWNJ agenda of tearing down the federal government, or some combination of those three.

Now they’ve discovered that their careers are tainted forever, because they hitched the wagons to a president so corrupt and venal that no sane person can ever trust them,

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 1, 2018 • 11:37:34pm

Wonkette celebrating two things, both of which are sixth anniversaries today:

a) Rebecca Shoeenkopf’s acquisition of Wonkette to turn it into a mommy blog and recipe hub.

Palace Coup at Yr Wonkette (article on Mrs. Shoenkopf’s acquisition written six years ago today)

b) The death of Andrew Brietbart, who died on the same day.

L’SHANA TOVA, BITCHES, From Your Best Wonkette! (today’s celebration article and non-comments)

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 1, 2018 • 11:44:17pm

re: #226 wheat-dogg

They were already the only people fool enough to work for Trump.

Yes and no. There were actually a lot of nominally qualified applicants interested in those jobs, but Trump rejected all of them because they’d previously said negative things about him during the primaries. He allowed his own pride and prioritization of loyalty to him personally above all other considerations to limit the staffing options down to this incompetent claque of sycophants and slithering dignity wraiths.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 1, 2018 • 11:47:24pm

Nature bats last sometimes:

US Hunter Knocked Unconscious by Canada Goose (BBC):

A hunter in the US has been knocked unconscious by a dead goose that fell out of the sky.

Robert Meilhammer was hunting in Easton in the state of Maryland, when he was hit by a Canada goose that had been shot by a fellow hunter.

The bird weighed between 10 and 14 pounds (4.5-6.5kg), police say.

The 51-year-old suffered injuries to his face and head but is in a stable condition in hospital.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 1, 2018 • 11:53:18pm

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹

Nature bats last sometimes:

US Hunter Knocked Unconscious by Canada Goose (BBC):

Good thing he wasn’t hunting Canadian mooses. They are even meaner than our gooses.

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LastYearsMan  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:00:59am

Did I miss y’all talking about this wonderful story of Jerome Corsi getting banned from YouTube? Or did it somehow get missed?
gizmodo.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:04:40am

The Teacher Who Taught His Students to Challenge the NRA (goes to Splinter News), more at the link:

On the day of the shooting, Foster taught the AP Gov students about special interest groups, like the NAACP, American Medical Association, and the National Rifle Association. His lesson plan that day included a discussion about the Columbine and Sandy Hook school shootings, with emphasis on how every politician comes out afterward a tragedy to say the right thing about changing gun regulation. The students learned how the NRA goes to work as soon news reporters and the public move on to the next story.

“That’s not the NRA’s fault, that’s our fault,” Foster says. “We lose attention and that’s why interest groups run the country. If it’s not the NRA then it’s another group.”

Foster teaches AP Government all day: It’s the only subject he teaches. He had taught this particular special interest lesson four times by the time the gunman started shooting.

Emma Gonzales read her paper for her AP Government class on CNN … that was the source for her speech. The class about special interest groups was given the day of the shooting in her school.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:27:41am

re: #228 goddamnedfrank

Yes and no. There were actually a lot of nominally qualified applicants interested in those jobs, but Trump rejected all of them because they’d previously said negative things about him during the primaries. He allowed his own pride and prioritization of loyalty to him personally above all other considerations to limit the staffing options down to this incompetent claque of sycophants and slithering dignity wraiths.

Ah, yeah. I forgot to mention that. Trump only wanted loyal minions, or minions that “looked right for the part.”

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I cannot.  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:39:39am

re: #228 goddamnedfrank

slithering dignity wraiths.

Totally stealing that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:01:41am

Mr. Bill Kristol still being mostly correct. I’m not sure what to make of that.

All Trump’s Trade Wars (goes to the Weekly Standard)

To ask coherence of President Trump is to ask too much of a man with the attention span of a tweet, and for whom cognitive dissonance is not something he spends nights losing sleep over. So we have had large tax cuts, putting money into the pockets of consumers, which will enable them to increase their spending (saving is not in fashion in America at the moment). Which means they will buy more stuff, much of it imported, widening our already record trade deficit.

But the president doesn’t like trade deficits—job killers as he sees it—and so he has put tariffs on washing machines and solar panels and now is deciding what costs and restrictions to place on imports of steel and aluminium. A 1962 statute permits him to use tariffs or quotas if imports lead to “a weakening of our national economy that may impair national security.” Which he is assured by a report from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that imports of steel and aluminium do.

But our economy is strong, not “weakening,” the profit outlook for the steel industry is “rosy” according to the Wall Street Journal, and tariffs are opposed by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who is responsible for our natural security. All of which makes it difficult to understand how Ross’ Commerce Department reached the conclusion it did. Unless you know a bit of background.

(more)

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:13:20am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹

The only thing Trump’s tariffs will accomplish is further alienating the US from the rest of the world and driving up prices for most Americans

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:25:07am

re: #236 Kragar

The only thing Trump’s tariffs will accomplish is further alienating the US from the rest of the world and driving up prices for most Americans

His voters won’t care about the first and won’t figure out the second.

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I cannot.  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:30:27am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹

Mr. Bill Kristol still being mostly correct. I’m not sure what to make of that.

(more)

The Upside Down. We’re all in the Upside Down.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:01:35am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹

Mr. Bill Kristol still being mostly correct. I’m not sure what to make of that.

All Trump’s Trade Wars (goes to the Weekly Standard)

(more)

Did you link to the correct story? Irwin M. Stelzer wrote the one you linked to.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:31:10am

re: #239 wheat-dogg

Did you link to the correct story? Irwin M. Stelzer wrote the one you linked to.

It’s Bill Kristol’s magazine (or was, looking at the Wikipedia entry I see they have a different publisher now).

So, I guess I can go back to my opinion of Mr. Kristol mostly being wrong, since he didn’t write or edit this.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:53:17am

Here ya’ go, the smoking gun….nut.
Depth Of Russian Politician’s Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

A prominent Kremlin-linked Russian politician has methodically cultivated ties with leaders of the National Rifle Association, and documented efforts in real time over six years to leverage those connections and gain access deeper into American politics, NPR has learned.

Russian politician Alexander Torshin claimed his ties to the National Rifle Association provided him access to Donald Trump — and the opportunity to serve as a foreign election observer in the United States during the 2012 election.

Torshin is a prolific Twitter user, logging nearly 150,000 tweets, mostly in Russian, since his account was created in 2011. Previously obscured by language and by sheer volume of tweets, Torshin has written numerous times about his connections with the NRA, of which he’s a known paid lifetime member.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:56:02am

Paging Robert Mueller:

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:06:28am

re: #241 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Here ya’ go, the smoking gun….nut.
Depth Of Russian Politician’s Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

If the good guys can nail Wayne LaPierre and his gang of murder apologists as Russian stooges, it may well initiate the sudden collapse of what I called the Evil Bullshit Empire in this post last year.

My hope is that the entire Evil Bullshit Empire; Republicans, religious right quacks, Russian stooge conspiracy media, MLM pseudoscience, etc; is about to collapse in a massive heap of cultural wreckage. What are the chances? Slim, but more than zero, at least in terms of national political importance.
There is a precedent for a quack movement disintegrating with breathtaking speed just as it reached the height of its power and influence: the 1920s Ku Klux Klan. In 1925, the Klan boasted 6 million members. Then the most powerful Klan leader, DC Stephenson of Indiana, was convicted in a sensational murder and kidnapping case. Membership went into freefall. By 1930, it was down to 30,000 nationwide. The national organization was formally abolished in `1944 after it could not pay back taxes, to be replaced by a menagerie of local and regional Klans that seem to flit in and out of existence like so many biting gnats.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:10:22am

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steve_davis  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:18:35am

re: #6 gocart mozart

Roland Scahill just followed me, he has a blue check mark but I never heard of him so I Googled. Hmmm lmgtfy.com

nytimes.com
I followed back
Roland ScahillVerified account
@rolandscahill Follows you
diplomat, acrobat, teacher of etiquette, student & swordsman, spy & musician, satirist, pessimist, surgeon & Calvinist,Spanish economist, clockmaker, pharmacist

“Springtime for Kathleen and Germany!!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:41:45am

LOL, the lede of this article at Vanity Fair:

“She’s in Immense Personal Jeopardy”: Even for Hope Hicks, the West Wing Got Too Hot

“Emotionally overwhelmed” by the headlines over Rob Porter, manipulated by Kelly, and interviewed by Mueller and Congress, the president’s surrogate daughter is leaving the Trump bunker at one of his toughest moments.

(emphasis mine, more at the link)

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:44:11am

re: #244 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Oh man, my wife hooted at that (librarian she is, but also science geek)

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:50:01am

Germany is under a massive Russian cyberattack right now, but the US is nowhere to be seen, if not downright complicit (through trump’s recent calls with Putin). France has just totally upgraded its cyberdefense capabilities. (article)

At this stage the EU should scrap NATO and embargo the US.

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:54:22am

re: #242 Anymouse 🌹

Paging Robert Mueller:

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How can you tell Hope Hicks apart from Hilary Rhoda? Separated at birth? Project Cadmus?

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wheat-dogg  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:57:15am

re: #242 Anymouse 🌹

Oh boy. Probably would make The Tale of Genji seem tame by comparison.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 2, 2018 • 3:58:52am

re: #244 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I would prefer a phaser, tyvm.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 4:20:07am

re: #249 Lupin

How can you tell Hope Hicks apart from Hilary Rhoda? Separated at birth? Project Cadmus?

Conservative cloning factory?

re: #248 Lupin

Germany is under a massive Russian cyberattack right now, but the US is nowhere to be seen, if not downright complicit (through trump’s recent calls with Putin). France has just totally upgraded its cyberdefense capabilities. (article)

At this stage the EU should scrap NATO and embargo the US.

Hang on NATO, we’re working to clean house.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 4:59:49am

The conservative work ethic at work (Trump’s schedule today):

9:00 am || With the first lady, departs White House
11:10 am || Arrives Charlotte, North Carolina
11:45 am || Greets the Graham family; Charlotte, North Carolina
Noon|| Attends the funeral of the Reverend Billy Graham; Charlotte, NC
1:40 pm || Departs Charlotte
3:45 pm || Arrives Palm Beach
6:30 pm || Hosts a fundraiser with Republican National Committee supporters. Mar-a-Lago

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:01:41am

re: #253 Anymouse 🌹

The conservative work ethic at work (Trump’s schedule today):

9:00 am || With the first lady, departs White House
11:10 am || Arrives Charlotte, North Carolina
11:45 am || Greets the Graham family; Charlotte, North Carolina
Noon|| Attends the funeral of the Reverend Billy Graham; Charlotte, NC
1:40 pm || Departs Charlotte
3:45 pm || Arrives Palm Beach
6:30 pm || Hosts a fundraiser with Republican National Committee supporters. Mar-a-Lago

I see Melania is traveling with him again.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:02:34am

re: #253 Anymouse 🌹

Might be able to squeeze in a few holes in the afternoon.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:06:35am

re: #248 Lupin

Germany is under a massive Russian cyberattack right now, but the US is nowhere to be seen, if not downright complicit (through trump’s recent calls with Putin). France has just totally upgraded its cyberdefense capabilities. (article)

At this stage the EU should scrap NATO and embargo the US.

Germany needs to hit Russia back, and goddamn hard. They shouldn’t be waiting for Trump to do anything - because he won’t.

And by hitting Russia, I’m talking Stuxnet the bastards. Take Russia offline completely….and keep hitting them until they’re back to the (digital) Bronze Age. In particular, target their banking and financial sectors.

Make.
Them.
Bleed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:07:54am

My wife just served breakfast: boiled sorghum.

I put maple syrup on it, and she asked “why, it’s sweet.” (Nope.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:08:36am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:10:22am
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:23:29am

Happy Birthday Sam Houston.

He was bigger than most people realize
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Dizzy  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:28:14am

re: #258 Anymouse 🌹

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Funny, I was just in the UK and had these. Unconventional so I took a picture.

“Home grown”

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:30:00am

Greets and saluts from the bombogenesis-awaiting resistance in the NYC metro area. We’re already seeing the snow flying (but not sticking) in the area, and sleet/hail is mixing in with the rain. Travel is already craptacular and will only get worse as the day progresses. Woot.

Meanwhile, Trump was up early today talking about how he’s got a detailed plan about how to deal with gun control and it’s one that will thread the needle on the 2A.

No… I’m just kidding. He attacked Alec Baldwin and did his best impression of Conan the Barbarian.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:36:07am
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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:38:47am
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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:39:40am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:41:44am

re: #262 lawhawk

Wind and rain in Philly. I saw the weather prediction on Sunday and when I got to work on Monday I applied for a vacation day today. Boy am I glad I did.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:43:12am

Conservative snowflake who doesn’t understand the I Amendment (I know, right?) after getting fired from the CMA in an hour or so after he was hired:

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:45:32am

re: #264 darthstar

Down goes Frazier!

Down goes Frazier!

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:46:55am

re: #261 Dizzy

Funny, I was just in the UK and had these. Unconventional so I took a picture.

[Embedded content]

“Home grown”

Is Walkers affiliated with Frito/Lay, same looking logo.

Funny US=LAY
UK=WALK

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:48:50am

re: #266 PhillyPretzel

Wind and rain in Philly. I saw the weather prediction on Sunday and when I got to work on Monday I applied for a vacation day today. Boy am I glad I did.

Seems our west coast storm at least so far is not terribly threatening. You guys back east under the real storm today be careful.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:50:25am

re: #270 Unshaken Defiance

When you have a weather map that looks like this it is better to stay at home.
weather.gov

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:52:07am

Maybot programming compiling.
Error code: 1973

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 5:59:29am

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹

Conservative snowflake who doesn’t understand the I Amendment (I know, right?) after getting fired from the CMA in an hour or so after he was hired:

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Pretty rich that Huck pleads for tolerance and inclusion when he wants to deny LGBTQ people their civil rights.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:00:35am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹

This was very insightful:

In an effort to relieve the pressure on steel prices created by China’s excess capacity, and its consequent dumping of steel on world markets, Ross persuaded the Chinese to agree to begin retiring that excess capacity. Ross hied to the Oval Office to inform his boss of his triumph. At which point Trump threw a fit and roared, “Tariffs, bring me tariffs.” There’s more. “Your understanding of trade is terrible. Your deals are no good.” And still more, “Wilbur has lost his step. Actually lost a lot of steps,” are among statements made by the president and reported by those in the room at the time.

Trump thinks trade imbalances are evil, and is willing to use tariffs even when they are not needed.

From the same article:

One economic study after George W. Bush imposed tariffs on steel in 2002 concluded that job losses in steel-consuming industries exceeded the number that would have been lost had the entire American steel industry gone out of business.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:01:43am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:03:07am

re: #274 Belafon

This was very insightful:

Trump thinks trade imbalances are evil, and is willing to use tariffs even when they are not needed.

Stock market futures tanking today as Trump talks up a trade war.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:05:23am

The article ends with them saying we actually do need to go after China for stealing a lot of our intellectual property, especially relating to artificial intelligence. Considering Trump is artificially intelligent, that’s a topic he will not understand, and his actions are only going to make us fall further behind. You know how they say the military prepares for the last war, well, conservatives here have prepared for last century, while the rest of the industrialized world is moving on.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:07:55am

re: #271 PhillyPretzel

When you have a weather map that looks like this it is better to stay at home.
weather.gov

Right now here it’s 24F but will be 66F today. I imagine Teleskiguy south of us probably isn’t happy with our area weather.

weather.gov (Cheyenne regional NWS office)

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:10:23am

re: #278 Anymouse 🌹

Right now here it’s 24F but will be 66F today. I imagine Teleskiguy south of us probably isn’t happy with our area weather.

weather.gov (Cheyenne regional NWS office)

We just got 3’ of snow in the last day or so with more on the way. Tomorrow that storm will be hitting Teleskiguy and giving him deep pow happiness.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:20:36am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:21:01am

re: #279 darthstar

We just got 3’ of snow in the last day or so with more on the way. Tomorrow that storm will be hitting Teleskiguy and giving him deep pow happiness.

In a couple days, that snow storm is expected to spread across my area, but in the form of freezing rain (oh joy).

Right now all our area streets and roads are quagmires and the rest of the snow on the ground is going to make that worse when it melts. Then we get freezing rain to shellac it all, and maybe lose our power or Internet service.

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Dizzy  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:23:22am

re: #269 bill d. (b.d.)

Is Walkers affiliated with Frito/Lay, same looking logo.

Funny US=LAY
UK=WALK

Possibly, I don’t know much about Walkers at all, other than the strange flavours of their chips (crispers as they say in the empire).

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:23:48am

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹

In a couple days, that snow storm is expected to spread across my area, but in the form of freezing rain (oh joy).

Right now all our area streets and roads are quagmires and the rest of the snow on the ground is going to make that worse when it melts. Then we get freezing rain to shellac it all, and maybe lose our power or Internet service.

Losing power isn’t so bad. Build a fire and cuddle.
Losing Internet? DEAR GOD!

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jeffreyw  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:24:29am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:25:51am

Any word yet on what’s going on with this “talent show” permit bumping the March for our Lives rally scheduled in Washington?

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:25:57am

re: #284 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Birds? What birds?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:27:07am

re: #283 darthstar

Losing power isn’t so bad. Build a fire and cuddle.
Losing Internet? DEAR GOD!

Well, building a fire in my house would be problematic without a fireplace or Franklin stove.

Losing the Internet here seems to happen any time I look at someone funny.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:28:26am

Shots fired at Central Michigan University. The new normal.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:28:46am

re: #284 jeffreyw

Kinda looks like he just ate…

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:30:20am
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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:31:24am
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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:34:11am

BTW, I heard China welcomes a trade war over steel. They’re focused on the future, and the future is AI. One of my patrol candidates is a Chinese guy who works for Google. His wife moved back to Beijing for work…on autonomous cars. I asked if she was on the Google self-driving car. No, she’s on another effort to compete with that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:34:24am

re: #288 darthstar

Shots fired at Central Michigan University. The new normal.

When? I can’t find anything but an article from January about an incident then. Is this another one?

Geez, I grew up south of Mt. Pleasant, and for a while lived there when my mother went to college for a couple terms there. Mt. Pleasant isn’t that big of a town even today.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:35:04am

re: #293 Anymouse 🌹

When? I can’t find anything but an article from January about an incident then. Is this another one?

Geez, I grew up south of Mt. Pleasant, and for a while lived there when my mother went to college for a couple terms there. Mt. Pleasant isn’t that big of a town even today.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:38:27am

I found it … local station FOX 17 there has it as well …

fox17online.com

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:39:11am

This what CNN has on the Nor’easter.
cnn.com

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:42:04am

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:42:33am

And you know what was designed to help us with intellectual property issues in the East? The TPP.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:43:20am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:45:12am

re: #297 PhillyPretzel

This what CNN has on the Nor’easter.
cnn.com

Dayum. That’s a big storm. Stay safe, PP.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:45:15am
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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:46:11am

re: #277 Belafon

The article ends with them saying we actually do need to go after China for stealing a lot of our intellectual property, especially relating to artificial intelligence. Considering Trump is artificially intelligent, that’s a topic he will not understand, and his actions are only going to make us fall further behind. You know how they say the military prepares for the last war, well, conservatives here have prepared for last century, while the rest of the industrialized world is moving on.

Which was covered in the TPP that everyone railed against. Obama lead on the TPP to ensure America was protected. Trump pulled us out.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:47:11am

Dow already down 350 on the day less than an hour into Trading session.

MAGA!!

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:48:40am

re: #291 darthstar

Someone needs to introduce Trump to Civilization 5.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:49:08am

re: #285 Anymouse 🌹

Any word yet on what’s going on with this “talent show” permit bumping the March for our Lives rally scheduled in Washington?

DailyKos has a petition to get the permit granted.
dailykos.com

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:50:51am

Thanks Hillary
(that’s sarc)

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:53:12am
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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:55:10am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:55:48am

re: #307 darthstar

re: #308 darthstar

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:55:53am

re: #309 MsJ

LOL

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 6:56:21am
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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:01:41am

Yesterday a giant Canadian retailer, today REI.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:08:00am

Too bad it may not come to pass.

baltimoresun.com

A proposed law requiring presidential candidates to make their tax returns public in order to appear on Maryland’s ballot has advanced in the state Senate.

Senators gave the measure preliminary approval Thursday. The bill could receive final Senate approval next week, after which it would go to the House.

The bill requires presidential and vice presidential candidates to release their tax returns for the preceding five years. It was introduced after President Donald Trump bucked tradition and did not release his tax returns during his 2016 campaign.

Maryland could be the first state to enact such a requirement.

California and New Jersey passed similar bills, but they were vetoed.

Hawaii’s House and Senate passed proposals last year, but both bills died after Hawaii’s attorney general raised concerns about potential lawsuits.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:08:37am

re: #313 MsJ

Good article. And here is a link to REI.
rei.com

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:12:16am

Was this posted? I am…I just…I literally can’t…

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:12:51am

re: #315 PhillyPretzel

Good article. And here is a link to REI.
rei.com

I used to shop at REI when I lived in Chicago.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:14:09am

Ok, this is the 2nd time I saw this tweet…is it a fake or did Trump delete and fix it?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:15:03am

re: #317 MsJ

And according to CNN, LLBean is raising the minimum age for gun purchases to 21.
money.cnn.com

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:15:55am

re: #318 MsJ

Someone had better use a spell-checker.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:16:19am

How many companies sell guns and ammo? I mean, first Krogers and now LL Bean. I thought they just sold overpriced clothing.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:17:45am

re: #321 MsJ

Cabelas so far still sells guns and ammo.
cabelas.com

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:17:55am

re: #321 MsJ

How many companies sell guns and ammo? I mean, first Krogers and now LL Bean. I thought they just sold overpriced clothing.

From what I read here, Kroger owns another company that sales guns and ammo. Maybe LL Bean has a similar company.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:19:16am

re: #323 Belafon

From what I read here, Kroger owns another company that sales guns and ammo. Maybe LL Bean has a similar company.

Fred Meyer out west. I read that yesterday. I am like WTF? No wonder we have a fucking problem.

It’s harder to get a fucking bottle of hooch in some states than it is a gun. SMFH.

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451_Montag  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:20:18am

re: #318 MsJ

Ok, this is the 2nd time I saw this tweet…is it a fake or did Trump delete and fix it?

Oh he deleted the `”Alex” and ” dieing” moment.

The last one was just as batshit though.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:20:20am

re: #323 Belafon

I am not sure if LLBean has another company that deals with guns and ammo. But what I do know is they do have some very good casual clothing and book packs that wear like iron.

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I cannot.  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:21:44am

re: #323 Belafon

Yeah, they own the Fred Meyer chain of superstores. Funny thing is, the Meijer stores were run by Fred Meijer until he retired and left that to his family, and he is NOT Fred Meyer.

When Kroger announced that they were buying the Fred Meyer chain, that created a LOT of confusion.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:23:47am
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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:27:37am

Called it. The world is fucked.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:29:43am

re: #289 Unshaken Defiance

Kinda looks like he just ate…

Noooooooooo!

Bad kitty. Leave the cardinals alone.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:31:02am

re: #329 MsJ

Called it. The world is fucked.

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Think he’ll replace McMaster with Ivanka? Or maybe Kusher?

And would anyone here really be surprised if he did?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:31:15am

re: #329 MsJ

Called it. The world is fucked.

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Bolton? Yeah makes sense. It won’t require a senate confirmation and Bolton is a Trump kiss ass.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:31:36am

re: #331 Dr Lizardo

Think he’ll replace McMaster with Ivanka? Or maybe Kusher?

And would anyone here really be surprised if he did?

Nope.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:32:23am

Dipshit has set back the markets to the same level during the first week of December. Fucking idiot. So MAGA.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:32:55am

Kinda puzzled. Who at State okays the delivery of 200+ offensive anti tank/personnel/low flying aircraft missiles (shoulder launched Javelin) to Ukraine? Escalating tensions with Russia at State and kowtowing at the WH.

Nearly four years after Russia’s initial incursion into Ukrainian territory and the shadow war that sparked off in Eastern Ukraine shortly after, the U.S. State Department cleared Ukraine to purchase FGM-148 Javelin advanced anti-tank missiles.

According to Defense News the $47M deal includes 210 Javelin missiles, 37 command launch units (CLU) and two spares, as well as training, logistics and support. This would be the first time the United States has agreed to provide advanced lethal weaponry to Ukraine since the conflict began.

Put this in context of Putin sabre rattling with doomsday weapons and naming us as the problem.

We are suborned in the WH and being steadily attacked in cyber, all with a abundant dash of cold war arms race. Putin wants to run the western world.

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Jay C  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:33:28am

re: #330 ObserverArt

Noooooooooo!

Bad kitty. Leave the cardinals alone.

Kitty: “What cardinals??” *burp* …

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:34:59am

CMU shooter still on the loose.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:35:26am

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

CMU shooter still on the loose.

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Damn.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:35:48am

re: #288 darthstar

Shots fired at Central Michigan University. The new normal.

School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.

Yeah, another brilliant NRA policy…..allow college students to keep firearms in their dorms. What could possibly go wrong?????!!!

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:37:19am

re: #297 PhillyPretzel

This what CNN has on the Nor’easter.
cnn.com

Just looking at weather map earlier and I couldn’t even see Long Island. Looks like it was getting a ton of rain. They were worried about coastal storm surge too.

I hope makeitstop’s place is safe. He’s in Florida this weekend on a gig.

Looks like New York upstate is getting hammered as well as lower New England.

Stay safe Eastcoasters.

These seasonal transition storms can be the worse because you get everything in them.

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CongoJack  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:37:48am

re: #339 Dr. Matt

Yeah, another brilliant NRA policy…..allow college students to keep firearms in their dorms. What could possibly go wrong?????!!!

Not only that but conceal carry on campus. The students that would want to conceal carry are usually the exact same students you wouldn’t want to have a gun in the first place.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:38:00am

re: #339 Dr. Matt

Keeping a pet in a dorm I can see. Firearms no.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:38:24am

I’m curious: Why does the National Security Adviser not need senate confirmation?

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sagehen  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:40:26am

re: #336 Jay C

Kitty: “What cardinals??” *burp* …

My favorite bit of cultural linguistics trivia:

That smug facial expression Americans call “cat who ate the canary”? In Britain, it’s “cat who got the cream”.

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:41:24am
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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:41:50am

re: #343 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m curious: Why does the National Security Adviser not need senate confirmation?

Because it is kinda like Chief of Staff. They are an adviser to the president.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:43:14am

re: #341 CongoJack

Not only that but conceal carry on campus. The students that would want to conceal carry are usually the exact same students you wouldn’t want to have a gun in the first place.

Yup. People who are obsessed with concealed carry are the people dying to be a “hero”. Gun fetishists stockpile and worship their weapons. They are just itching to use them. It runs through their veins and fantasize about using their weapons against a fellow citizen. They are NRA sycophants who buy into the “good guy” line. The gun culture is fucking sick and perverted.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:43:36am

re: #345 JordanRules

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:44:23am

re: #331 Dr Lizardo

Think he’ll replace McMaster with Ivanka? Or maybe Kusher?

And would anyone here really be surprised if he did?

I would. Kushner simply can’t do the job with only a secret clearance, and if he can’t get clearance, I don’t know how his wife can. I was kind of expecting Stephen Miller, but John Bolton would be even more awful.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:45:05am

Lindsay Vonn had meniscus surgery. There *IS* hope for me!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:45:43am

re: #346 MsJ

Because it is kinda like Chief of Staff. They are an adviser to the president.

Well so is the cabinet but yeah I’d say it’s that and they don’t oversee departments.

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retired cynic  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:49:54am

re: #278 Anymouse 🌹

Right now here it’s 24F but will be 66F today. I imagine Teleskiguy south of us probably isn’t happy with our area weather.

weather.gov (Cheyenne regional NWS office)

You should not be 20 degrees warmer than we are near St Louis. That’s just not right!

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:52:47am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:55:25am

re: #353 JordanRules

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Well if one of Hamilton’s big themes is about immigrants, why not a polka? I think my indifference to Polka is one of the least Slavic things about me.

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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:56:36am

Trump wants a trade war, but the world is moving to even more integration.

And with that, all sorts of side effects:

China Is Turning Ethiopia Into a Giant Fast-Fashion Factory

[…]

Nevertheless, some young members of this new labor force brim with optimism. “We are living better now in the city,” says one 18-year-old line worker who sews pant hems for Indochine. (She asked that her name not be used.) She grew up 50 miles away with seven siblings on a 2.5-acre farm and now shares a room with another worker at a tin-roofed concrete apartment block on the outskirts of Hawassa. “In the countryside, we have no way to stay neat and clean. And we are getting experience,” she says, also speaking for her roommate. She hopes one day she can be self-employed as a tailor.Her monthly salary is $23.70, plus $7.30 for meals and, if she doesn’t miss a day of work, a $7.30 attendance bonus. She pays $9 a month for her share of the rent on her apartment, leaving her $29.30 if she gets her bonus. She spends about 50¢ a day on food and struggles to cover laundry soap and transportation to church. “The soap is expensive,” she says. Recently she missed a few days with a cold. She didn’t get her bonus and worries she’ll go into debt. Her room is illuminated by a single dangling lightbulb. She sleeps on the bare concrete, and the walls are almost naked, save for a banner that reads, “Whether my life is comfortable or uncomfortable, I still thank my God.”

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Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:57:35am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:58:05am

Has Donald Trump run into the student hall at Central Mich to save the day?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:59:20am

re: #356 Stanley Sea

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Oh? Surely a coincidence right?//

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:06:14am

re: #357 Dr. Matt

Has Donald Trump run into the student hall at Central Mich to save the day?

Now, now, he was only providing leadership.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:08:00am

Okay, so you get a $1000 bonus, of which you maybe take $750 home.

Trump puts a 25% tariff on steel, which raises the cost of your new car by $350. There’s half your bonus gone.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:11:22am

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

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Okay, so you get a $1000 bonus, of which you maybe take $750 home.

Trump puts a 25% tariff on steel, which raises the cost of your new car by $350. There’s half your bonus gone.

Now let’s apply that to a Ford-class aircraft carrier.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:13:00am

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

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Okay, so you get a $1000 bonus, of which you maybe take $750 home.

Trump puts a 25% tariff on steel, which raises the cost of your new car by $350. There’s half your bonus gone.

Yep. Didn’t think this through did we Wilburrrrr.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:14:23am

It will raise the cost of The Great Wall of Texas, but the Mexicans will pay, so No Big Deal.

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CongoJack  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:14:45am

re: #361 Decatur Deb

Now let’s apply that to a Ford-class aircraft carrier.

Yep.. just another way that Dolt 45 has made us less safe and eroded our superpower status.

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:15:57am

With her speech, Maybot has just insured a hard brexit. Lots of pain to follow. Never have so few fucked up so much in so short a time.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:21:24am

“His arrival was foretold on ancient murals”

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:22:12am

re: #366 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

“He’s…a lot smaller than I expected.”

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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:24:11am

re: #365 Lupin

Factbox - May sets out stance for new trade ties with EU

[…]

May stuck to her position that Britain and the EU should aim for a new kind of trade deal after Brexit. The EU’s existing agreements with Norway and Canada were unsuitable because they would hurt supply chains and make it hard to keep an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, she said.

[…]

Any hard border or a customs border in the Irish sea, between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom, which broke up the country’s national common market, was unacceptable, she said.

This still strikes me as similar to trying to be half-pregnant.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:25:36am

re: #352 retired cynic

You should not be 20 degrees warmer than we are near St Louis. That’s just not right!

St. Louis is a long way from here. All the way across Nebraska from the Wyoming line to Omaha, then down I-29 to Kansas City, then across Missouri to St. Louis.

We should be quite a bit cooler though: much higher in elevation and near the Rocky Mountains. (You can see the Rockies from the next county over bordering Wyoming.)

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Jay C  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:26:27am

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

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Okay, so you get a $1000 bonus, of which you maybe take $750 home.

Trump puts a 25% tariff on steel, which raises the cost of your new car by $350. There’s half your bonus gone.

Crook or hack as he may be, Sec’y Ross isn’t stupid: that the main effect of the “Trump Tariff” is likely to simply be slightly-higher prices for manufactured goods using imported metals (and of that “ton” of steel used in making a car, the tariff will only apply to the imported portion) was something that could have been predicted well in advance. That these import taxes will - as the Orange Anus predicts - somehow spur a significant increase in domestic manufacturing and those JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! he loves to blather about is -at best - a dubious proposition. From the get-go. But of course, the actual effects of the tariffs was probably always a secondary priority: Priority No. 1 is the same as it’s been all along: getting fawning, laudatory media coverage for the Moron-In-Chief.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:26:38am

re: #368 freetoken

It’s the ol’ “having your cake and eating it too” BS approach the Brexiteers have been insisting on from the beginning. No matter how many times the EU says “No” the Brexiteers keep repeating that mantra.

When reality finally whups them upside the head, they’re gonna be in for a shock.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:27:43am

It is snowing in Philly at least in NE Philly. :(

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:29:05am

re: #371 Dr Lizardo

It’s the ol’ “having your cake and eating it too” BS approach the Brexiteers have been insisting on from the beginning. No matter how many times the EU says “No” the Brexiteers keep repeating that mantra.

When reality finally whups them upside the head, they’re gonna be in for a shock.

Too many Brits, it seems, think they’re indispensable to the mainland. Exactly what we’re seeing here in the US with regards to the rest of the world.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:29:11am

The stupid it burns.

The GOP have elected the very worst among their party, and picked the worst people to advise Trump.

There are no good outcomes here so long as the GOP remains in power here or anywhere else.

Ross seems to think a few hundred bucks added to cost of a car is no big deal.

Yeah, that tax cut they were crowing about? It just got vaporized for majority of Americans with that tariff. Congrats.

Suckers.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:29:20am

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, so you get a $1000 bonus, of which you maybe take $750 home.

Trump puts a 25% tariff on steel, which raises the cost of your new car by $350. There’s half your bonus gone.

$35,000 cars are typical? That’s twice my house, and nearly three times my car.

I’m doing poverty right I guess.

So I have my car serviced and they change the oil filter. Slap a 25% tariff on my oil filter. A new computer gets a 25% tariff on the steel parts in it.

This isn’t going to resurrect the steel industry, but in late-stage capitalism it will allow the rich to cash out.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:31:28am

re: #373 Belafon

Being “indispensable” was definitely one of the Brexiteers arguments. They’re hopelessly stuck in the past - the glory days before the Suez Crisis debacle.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:32:03am

re: #370 Jay C

The automakers will face choice to eat the higher cost (doubtful) or pass it on (more likely). Even if it’s several hundred dollars, it’s more than enough to overcome the supposed tax scam benefits to majority of Americans.

And that goes for all the other materials people buy - from canned goods to durable goods. It’s a hike that will dampen demand further.

Oh, and it’s a shot across the bow at Canada, not China or Russia.

That’s downright enemy action as once again Trump benefits our rivals and screws our allies.

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CongoJack  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:32:52am

re: #375 Anymouse 🌹

$35,000 cars are typical? That’s twice my house, and nearly three times my car.

I’m doing poverty right I guess.

So I have my car serviced and they change the oil filter. Slap a 25% tariff on my oil filter. A new computer gets a 25% tariff on the steel parts in it.

This isn’t going to resurrect the steel industry, but in late-stage capitalism it will allow the rich to cash out.

I assume that the computer will not have any additional costs as it was already manufactured in China.

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:32:57am

re: #375 Anymouse 🌹

Yes 35K is.

“Average New-Car Prices Rise Nearly 4 Percent For January 2018 On Shifting Sales Mix, According To Kelley Blue Book”
mediaroom.kbb.com

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:33:04am

re: #375 Anymouse 🌹

$35,000 cars are typical? That’s twice my house, and nearly three times my car.

I’m doing poverty right I guess.

So I have my car serviced and they change the oil filter. Slap a 25% tariff on my oil filter. A new computer gets a 25% tariff on the steel parts in it.

This isn’t going to resurrect the steel industry, but in late-stage capitalism it will allow the rich to cash out.

$35K is about the price of a fully loaded Ford Taurus, convertible Ford Mustang, or a crew cab Chevy Silverado. Cars I won’t buy right now.

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:33:21am

from disqus

Booker2118 HoldTheDoor
39 minutes ago
As a gay man, why some men want a wife is a mystery. Why some men want multiple wives is a bigamystery

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Jay C  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:34:10am

re: #371 Dr Lizardo

It’s the ol’ “having your cake and eating it too” BS approach the Brexiteers have been insisting on from the beginning. No matter how many times the EU says “No” the Brexiteers keep repeating that mantra.

When reality finally whups them upside the head, they’re gonna be in for a shock.

Except that when that reality does hit, they will no doubt have a large segment of their political establishment (a la the GOP here) ready, willing and able to try to convince the British public that any problems caused by Brexit are all SOMEBODY ELSE’S FAULT!!1!!11! - usually “foreigners” of one sort or another. And it will probably work.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:34:16am

re: #375 Anymouse 🌹

Average price of a new car or truck in 2015 was $33,560. $35,000 isn’t far off. That’s also the price that figures in to leases as well.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:36:13am

I saw this earlier today; some knucklehead apparently got schooled by no one less than Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.

Magnificent.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:37:05am

re: #383 lawhawk

Average price of a new car or truck in 2015 was $33,560. $35,000 isn’t far off. That’s also the price that figures in to leases as well.

I’d be interested to see where the median is; I suspect it’s somewhere well south of that. The average is a bit misleading.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:38:00am

re: #370 Jay C

Crook or hack as he may be, Sec’y Ross isn’t stupid: that the main effect of the “Trump Tariff” is likely to simply be slightly-higher prices for manufactured goods using imported metals (and of that “ton” of steel used in making a car, the tariff will only apply to the imported portion) was something that could have been predicted well in advance. That these import taxes will - as the Orange Anus predicts - somehow spur a significant increase in domestic manufacturing and those JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! he loves to blather about is -at best - a dubious proposition. From the get-go. But of course, the actual effects of the tariffs was probably always a secondary priority: Priority No. 1 is the same as it’s been all along: getting fawning, laudatory media coverage for the Moron-In-Chief.

Since we are already pretty close to full employment, I expect this tariff to not have much more effect than what the Fed is planning to do to check inflation anyway by raising interest rates. The tariff will not, of course, create jobs, but it does help keep the news cycle churning and gives pundits something to talk about besides the chaos in the White House.

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:38:22am

re: #384 Dr Lizardo

Thats a couple years old but no less awesome.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:38:30am

Trump chose steel for symbolic reasons. It’s key to the America of 1950-1960, which he thinks we should become again. That’s what MAGA means, what ‘Take America Back’ means, that we become once again the industrial powerhouse, digging coal, making steel, building ships - these are literally the industries he and Bannon talked about. Why? They’re MANLY! Big, strong (and almost exclusively white) men, doing big dangerous jobs!

And for this vision of Days Of The Future Past, he wants to give up the actual future, in green energy, sustainability, information technology. He’s trying to re-create a mid 20th Century country in the 21st century. EVEN IF we could re-establish the steel mill economy of the 1950s in America, who’d buy our steel at the prices we’d have to charge?

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CongoJack  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:40:02am

re: #384 Dr Lizardo

I saw this earlier today; some knucklehead apparently got schooled by no one less than Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.

[Embedded content]

Magnificent.

I’ve met him before here in CO:

Wife and I (before child) were in Loveland, CO at Serious Texas BBQ. Arnold was in front of us and ordered ribs, brisket, smoked turkey, sausage (about $40 of meat) and then ordered a piece of pie. As they got the meat ready for him he literally ate the piece of pie in 3 bites while his assistant paid. He then asked for 2 more pieces of pie.

We said hi - got a picture - hes a really nice guy. Apparently he was there because he was doing a gym thing in the area.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:40:08am
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Jay C  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:43:32am

re: #388 Blind Frog Belly White

He’s trying to re-create a mid 20th Century country in the 21st century

Using 19th-Century policies.

I’ll leave the obvious phallic interpretations of those “smokestack industries” aside for the moment….

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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:44:10am

re: #371 Dr Lizardo

The Irish border thing is just intractable.

Currently, any EU citizen can cross the border into NI from the Republic of Ireland, and goods can cross the border without tariff.

Brexit has to mean that can not happen.

Otherwise, there is no EU border, and no UK border.

This is not Schrodinger’s Cat.

The border can’t be and not be simultaneously.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:45:20am

re: #391 Jay C

Using 19th-Century policies.

I’ll leave the obvious phallic interpretations of those “smokestack industries” aside for the moment….

No need to - the phallic interpretations go hand in pants…um, I mean hand in HAND with the ‘Manly Man Industries’ Trump wants!

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:46:56am

re: #379 JordanRules

Yes 35K is.

“Average New-Car Prices Rise Nearly 4 Percent For January 2018 On Shifting Sales Mix, According To Kelley Blue Book”
mediaroom.kbb.com

Hmm, interesting. I didn’t buy an “average new car” though. I bought the new car I could afford.

That price is still twice what I paid for my house, with cash (no mortgage).

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Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:46:56am

Lost a shutter and some shingles.
Neighbor kind enough to return shutter.
Shingle loss unknown.

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:47:50am

re: #368 freetoken

Factbox - May sets out stance for new trade ties with EU

This still strikes me as similar to trying to be half-pregnant.

She wants unicorns and plenty of cake, with virtually no leverage. She persists in her delusional pick & choose approach, either unaware or oblivious to the fact that there isn’t a snowball chance in h*ll the EU will agree to most of her demands.

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ericblair  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:48:43am

re: #371 Dr Lizardo

It’s the ol’ “having your cake and eating it too” BS approach the Brexiteers have been insisting on from the beginning. No matter how many times the EU says “No” the Brexiteers keep repeating that mantra.

When reality finally whups them upside the head, they’re gonna be in for a shock.

May’s speech was still cake-and-eat-it, while handwaving away what the hell a “customs union but not THAT customs union” is supposed to mean in practice.

Northern Ireland is the problem that they won’t be able to avoid. The UK is committed to no hard border between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. AND, the UK is committed to the common UK market, that is, between NI and the rest of the UK. So, there’s no border between the EU and NI, and there’s no border between NI and rest of UK. BUT, the UK is leaving the EU customs union somehow. Okay.

And the EU has said over and over again that it’s not interested in some sort of blob glommed on to the EU common market where goods from who-knows-where can mysteriously come and go according to the UK’s whims. Besides, this whole arrangement is supposed to be stood up, implemented, staffed, and operational in a little more than a year.

The UK is going to be very obviously staring into the abyss in a few months, and the only way out I can see is a “temporary” Norway-like arrangement where nothing essentially changes except the UK can’t vote on anything and gets kicked out of EU agencies. Then, everyone has to wait for someone in the UK to force the country back to its senses and go back in, minus a bunch of special privileges.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:49:18am

re: #392 freetoken

The Irish border thing is just intractable.

Currently, any EU citizen can cross the border into NI from the Republic of Ireland, and goods can cross the border without tariff.

Brexit has to mean that can not happen.

Otherwise, there is no EU border, and no UK border.

This is not Schrodinger’s Cat.

The border can’t be and not be simultaneously.

Which means Brexit is going to bring The Troubles back after years of peace. Good Plan!/

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:50:01am

re: #397 ericblair

Everything conservatism touches, dies.

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:50:05am

re: #394 Anymouse 🌹

I think it makes sense to use those numbers for general discussion as the poster was. YMMV

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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:50:07am

re: #397 ericblair

Schrodinger’s Border.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:50:55am

re: #396 Lupin

She wants unicorns and plenty of cake, with virtually no leverage. She persists in her delusional pick & choose approach, either unaware or oblivious to the fact that there isn’t a snowball chance in h*ll the EU will agree to most of her demands.

I’m sure she knows. She is maintaining the illusion that the Brexiteers promises can be kept for as long as she can before the House of Cards is blown down.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:51:19am

re: #392 freetoken

If there’s any one thing that could put the kibosh on Brexit, it’s the Irish border.

If I were the EU, I’d tell May quite simply; “Either give up Northern Ireland or withdraw Article 50. You can have Northern Ireland…..or you can have Brexit. You cannot have both. And that’s that.”

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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:52:08am

re: #396 Lupin

Well, I will try to be fair to May, and say that it was her predecessor who really screwed up and she inherited this problem.

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:52:16am

re: #382 Jay C

Except that when that reality does hit, they will no doubt have a large segment of their political establishment (a la the GOP here) ready, willing and able to try to convince the British public that any problems caused by Brexit are all SOMEBODY ELSE’S FAULT!!1!!11! - usually “foreigners” of one sort or another. And it will probably work.

All too true — in fact, reality is already hitting, though it’s nothing compared to what’s coming, and the brexiteers are already whining about the nasty furriners.

Kudoes to the German journalist who asked the Maybot “Was it worth it?” at which point having mistaken Kirk for her creator, she simply exploded.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:53:46am

Currently touring the LBJ National Historical Park in the Texas hill country.

I didn’t realize before today that Medicaid, Medicare and the Civil Rights act all passed under Johnson.

Now THAT’s a damn President.

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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:54:11am

Again I will emphasize the relationship of the Brexiteers to Trump.

This is, I guess, what goes in the 21st century for nascent nationalism in the age of the internet. It’s a bit different than the early 20th century movements that ended up in two world wars, but at its core it’s the same problem.

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:55:18am

re: #404 freetoken

Well, I will try to be fair to May, and say that it was her predecessor who really screwed up and she inherited this problem.

The man who fathered the child and ran away is certainly to blame, but the parent who raised her to dance on the pole (Chris Rock reference) bears even more blame IMHO.

Maybot inherited a terrible situation, which she has made incredibly worse through incompetence, bad judgment, cravenness and a total lack of states(wo)manship.

She may rank below Chamberlain in the Hall of Shame of British PMs.

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ipsos  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:56:35am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Currently touring the LBJ National Historical Park in the Texas hill country.

I didn’t realize before today that Medicaid, Medicare and the Civil Rights act all passed under Johnson.

Now THAT’s a damn President.

I didn’t get out to the Hill Country, but got to the presidential library/museum in Austin when I was there last year. Highly recommended.

And there’s a new Turrell lightscape at the museum at UT Austin I’d really love to get back there to see, too.

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CongoJack  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:56:46am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Currently touring the LBJ National Historical Park in the Texas hill country.

I didn’t realize before today that Medicaid, Medicare and the Civil Rights act all passed under Johnson.

Now THAT’s a damn President.

I believe Johnson also had a penchant to talk to his staff while on the toilet.

Now we have Trump that just twoops (thanks to Bob Cesca!).

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 8:59:35am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Currently touring the LBJ National Historical Park in the Texas hill country.

I didn’t realize before today that Medicaid, Medicare and the Civil Rights act all passed under Johnson.

Now THAT’s a damn President.

If it weren’t for his decisions with respect to Vietnam, he would go down as one of the great presidents.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:00:18am

re: #411 Belafon

Oh, I know he was far from perfect.

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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:00:37am

The emotional urge of Trump to have a trade war, believing the US can “win”, is very much cut from the same dismal cloth of the Brexiteering urge to take on the world alone, without the EU.

Over and over this comes up - we across the world are all intertwined with each other more intimately than ever, yet the demagogues completely ignore this.

The demagogues continually sell the “other” as the enemy, but in fact the entire modern world is tightly knit into one inter-dependent unit.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:01:03am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Currently touring the LBJ National Historical Park in the Texas hill country.

I didn’t realize before today that Medicaid, Medicare and the Civil Rights act all passed under Johnson.

Now THAT’s a damn President.

You can still smell the cigarette smoke in the house. And how he did business to pass all kinds of legislation. He knew how to broker deals. He knew the process inside out.

He was everything Trump isn’t.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:02:53am

re: #410 CongoJack

He had a phone installed in the bathroom for that very purpose.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:03:13am

re: #414 lawhawk

Exactly. He understood business and government and how to make them work. Trump know gornish.

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:03:18am

I’d like to quote from a German friend:

What British people often seem unaware of is that contrary to their fond illusions about their fairness, honesty and all-round decency, - they are not regarded that way at all by the rest of the world, but are instead seen as being devious, underhanded and untrustworthy. British people have a reputation for always saying the opposite of what they are really thinking, thus leaving the impression that they’re not sincere.

In Europe that impression has been reinforced by the way the Cameron and May governments have tried (and failed) to bully and to split the EU member states while continually reneging on previously made commitments.

Hard reality will hit very soon in the form of the ever professional Monsieur Barnier.

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ericblair  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:03:21am

re: #408 Lupin

The man who fathered the child and ran away is certainly to blame, but the parent who raised her to dance on the pole (Chris Rock reference) bears even more blame IMHO.

Maybot inherited a terrible situation, which she has made incredibly worse through incompetence, bad judgment, cravenness and a total lack of states(wo)manship.

She may rank below Chamberlain in the Hall of Shame of British PMs.

The whole political situation in the UK is pretty much hopeless. May is a weak leader, and made a huge critical error in calling the election which made everything worse. She can’t tack right or left without blowing up the government. Not that Labour is any great shakes right now, where Corbyn is still gamely trying to sit on the fence on Brexit, chasing after the British equivalent of the sainted White Working Class.

All we need for more chaos is Her Majesty popping her clogs, so I expect that will happen in short order too.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:03:27am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Currently touring the LBJ National Historical Park in the Texas hill country.

I didn’t realize before today that Medicaid, Medicare and the Civil Rights act all passed under Johnson.

Now THAT’s a damn President.

Jealous. It’s on my list. The Path to Power by Robert Caro is one of the finest presidential biographies around, although it only goes up to about 1940.

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Lupin  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:05:56am

There’s a line in Marcel agnol’s CESAR in which Marius tells his stupid braggart of a partner Fernand, “I knew you were an imbecile, I didn’t know you could be dangerous.”

In re Trump I think we’re increasingly moving from the “imbecile” column into the “dangerous” column.

This concerns me.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:06:25am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Currently touring the LBJ National Historical Park in the Texas hill country.

I didn’t realize before today that Medicaid, Medicare and the Civil Rights act all passed under Johnson.

Now THAT’s a damn President.

If LBJ hadn’t wrecked his Presidency with Vietnam he would’ve ranked amongst the greatest.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:07:36am

re: #411 Belafon

If it weren’t for his decisions with respect to Vietnam, he would go down as one of the great presidents.

Beat me to it.

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lizardofid  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:09:36am

re: #411 Belafon

If it weren’t for his decisions with respect to Vietnam, he would go down as one of the great presidents.

Yes.That was an excellent example of the danger for our country, when a president’s “generals” adapt strategy, to fit his political needs.

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:10:34am
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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:10:45am

re: #421 Big Beautiful Door

If LBJ hadn’t wrecked his Presidency with Vietnam he would’ve ranked amongst the greatest.

It’s that part of him that kept us in Vietnam that Trump shares, that stubbornness to admit failure and change course.

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lizardofid  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:12:38am

re: #414 lawhawk

You can still smell the cigarette smoke in the house. And how he did business to pass all kinds of legislation. He knew how to broker deals. He knew the process inside out.

He was everything Trump isn’t.

I think he learned a lot from Sam Rayburn.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:13:41am

re: #423 lizardofid

Yes.That was an excellent example of the danger for our country, when a president’s “generals” adapt strategy, to fit his political needs.

The great error was the belief we had to stop communism everywhere, no matter the cost, or we’d lose all of Asia. The most LBJ should’ve done was help the South Vietnamese fight for themselves. Going back earlier, we should’ve told the French to get the hell out of Vietnam and worked with Ho Chi Minh.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:15:43am

re: #358 HappyWarrior

Oh? Surely a coincidence right?//

I don’t know Cart Icahn. I have never met Carl Icahn. So I certainly had no collusion with Carl Icahn.

However I made sure that I did not obstruct him from selling his steel stock.

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Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:15:58am

re: #318 MsJ

Ok, this is the 2nd time I saw this tweet…is it a fake or did Trump delete and fix it?

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Deleted and retweeted with the right name and “dieing” spelled correctly.

TRUMP is a MAGA MORON.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:17:16am

re: #427 Big Beautiful Door

The great error was the belief we had to stop communism everywhere, no matter the cost, or we’d lose all of Asia. The most LBJ should’ve done was help the South Vietnamese fight for themselves. Going back earlier, we should’ve told the French to get the hell out of Vietnam and worked with Ho Chi Minh.

And the greatest irony of all is that we did work with Ho Chi Minh during WWII. I have little doubt he would’ve preferred the USA as an ally, not a foe.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:19:49am

re: #404 freetoken

Well, I will try to be fair to May, and say that it was her predecessor who really screwed up and she inherited this problem.

But she is doing nothing to fix it. None of them are.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:19:53am

re: #430 Dr Lizardo

And the greatest irony of all is that we did work with Ho Chi Minh during WWII. I have little doubt he would’ve preferred the USA as an ally, not a foe.

If only we had learned from watching the French fail, but instead we repeated their mistakes, and just kept doubling down on a policy the Administration knew was doomed to fail, instead of cutting our losses.

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lizardofid  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:23:10am

re: #430 Dr Lizardo

And the greatest irony of all is that we did work with Ho Chi Minh during WWII. I have little doubt he would’ve preferred the USA as an ally, not a foe.

Looking back, some kind of Marshal Plan after Dien Bien Phu, instead of picking up the fight, might have proved to be a good investment.

Edit: After I posted this I realized how politically naive it is. I just want that f’n unicorn so badly at times.

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Jay C  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:28:29am

re: #423 lizardofid

Yes.That was an excellent example of the danger for our country, when a president’s “generals” adapt strategy, to fit his political needs.

I’m not sure that’s quite an accurate assessment: I think the blame goes both ways. As much as the military tried to cover their “political” bases wrt to dealing with LBJ over Vietnam, Johnson also placed a great deal of reliance on the Pentagon’s war-planning and war-making strategies to achieve a “win” - or at least he did until the Tet Offensive in 1968, after which the generals could only suggest deploying even MORE troops (more than the 500,000 [!!] already in-theater) as a “strategy”. After which even LBJ started to see the light….

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:29:09am

re: #433 lizardofid

Starting some kind of unofficial dialogue with the North Vietnamese after their victory at Dien Bien Phu probably would’ve been a good idea, in retrospect.

Ho Chi Minh was hardly a fanatic - we could’ve worked with him. He was a fairly pragmatic fellow.

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:29:20am

re: #414 lawhawk

You can still smell the cigarette smoke in the house. And how he did business to pass all kinds of legislation. He knew how to broker deals. He knew the process inside out.

He was everything Trump isn’t.

which is why a true “outsider” is destined to fail
what buttons to push what levers to pull?
they dont even know where the buttons are
(and that assumes they know there are buttons at all)

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:30:10am

re: #384 Dr Lizardo

I saw this earlier today; some knucklehead apparently got schooled by no one less than Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.

[Embedded content]

Magnificent.

Hey, that reminds me, The Arnold Classic is going on this weekend in Columbus.

Reminder to myself to stay out of the north end of downtown…everything will be crowded around the convention center, Nationwide arena and all the hotels, restaurants and bars.

Very muscular and aerobic athletic people will abound. Good for Columbus though.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:31:49am

re: #436 dangerman

which is why a true “outsider” is destined to fail
what buttons to push what levers to pull?
they dont even know where the buttons are
(and that assumes they know there are buttons at all)

See also Trump’s team when they first came to the White House trying to figure out how to turn the lights on.

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CongoJack  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:32:35am

This whole thing about LBJ and Vietnam… remember:

Nixon killed LBJs attempt to get peace.

NTY: Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:36:06am

re: #436 dangerman

Look. I’m an outside. I haven’t served elected office.

But I know what my limitations are and would strive to pick the most qualified people for the jobs.

Trump took a different tact. He sought out loyalists whose only qualifications are that they’d cover Trump’s ass with kisses and unicorn farts - not telling him what he needs to, and must, hear.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:36:42am

Called it……..inflated NRA numbers.

Paper Tiger.

13 tickets!

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Jay C  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:36:52am

re: #435 Dr Lizardo

Starting some kind of unofficial dialogue with the North Vietnamese after their victory at Dien Bien Phu probably would’ve been a good idea, in retrospect.

Ho Chi Minh was hardly a fanatic - we could’ve worked with him. He was a fairly pragmatic fellow.

Old Ho may not have been a “fanatic”, but he most definitely a Communist (had been for decades), and was firmly dedicated to establishing a Marxist-style state in Vietnam. Which wasn’t - and never has been - a bloodless process. Though had we (the US), supported his government in 1946 (rather than backing De Gaulle in his “re-colonization” scheme), Vietnam could have turned out to be the Asian Yugoslavia (Communist, but “unaligned” and reasonably “open”), and another twenty years of bloody war might have been avoided.

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:37:45am
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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:38:11am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Currently touring the LBJ National Historical Park in the Texas hill country.

I didn’t realize before today that Medicaid, Medicare and the Civil Rights act all passed under Johnson.

Now THAT’s a damn President.

That is why many of us post that the current GOP wants to undo everything Franklin D. and Lyndon B. did. They were the Social Presidents that put the big burr up the conservatives butts that they are currently removing to make sure everyone else is in pain.

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:38:24am
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Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:39:05am

UGH

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:39:38am

re: #441 bill d. (b.d.)

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Called it……..inflated NRA numbers.

Paper Tiger.

13 tickets!

It’s easy to inflate numbers when you’re being funded by a hostile foreign nation.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:42:06am

re: #446 Stanley Sea

I agree. When I first read the forecast for this storm last Sunday I put in for a day off today. I can hear the wind outside my window. And the snow is almost horizontal.
weather.gov

The latest weather briefing:

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:45:00am

re: #447 MsJ

It’s easy to inflate numbers when you’re being funded by a hostile foreign nation.

It is way past time to rip the mask off of the NRA.

It is nice that Dana showed up right in time for it too.

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sagehen  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:45:22am

re: #353 JordanRules

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I guess this explains why Lin-Manuel and Weird Al are going on the Tonight Show together tonight…

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Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:48:04am

Dotard will never learn….

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:48:21am

re: #439 CongoJack

This whole thing about LBJ and Vietnam… remember:

Nixon killed LBJs attempt to get peace.

NTY: Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery

That was my introduction to the Republican Party’s ways. The result was a dead father.

There is a reason I have never knowingly voted for a Republican in my life.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:48:57am
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:49:20am

Help me out here.

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Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:49:51am

re: #445 JordanRules

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10 minute drive from where I live.
71+mph gusts in the last hour.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:50:00am

re: #381 dangerman

from disqus

Booker2118 HoldTheDoor
39 minutes ago
As a gay man, why some men want a wife is a mystery. Why some men want multiple wives is a bigamystery

Why any man would want more than one MIL is beyond human comprehension.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:50:51am

re: #446 Stanley Sea

UGH

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Landing at National is as close as a civilian gets to a carrier landing.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:51:50am

re: #434 Jay C

I’m not sure that’s quite an accurate assessment: I think the blame goes both ways. As much as the military tried to cover their “political” bases wrt to dealing with LBJ over Vietnam, Johnson also placed a great deal of reliance on the Pentagon’s war-planning and war-making strategies to achieve a “win” - or at least he did until the Tet Offensive in 1968, after which the generals could only suggest deploying even MORE troops (more than the 500,000 [!!] already in-theater) as a “strategy”. After which even LBJ started to see the light….

I’m working my way through the thread…so this may have been pointed out.

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, ex-president of Ford Motor Company, had much to do with the whole Viet Nam era from Kennedy through Johnson.

Not loved by the anti-war crowd of the 60s. So much so, one time some guy tried to toss him overboard on a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.

Not the first big business man to hold a cabinet position, but certainly one of the most controversial.

In my opinion, I think he died a troubled man because of some of his actions.

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:52:21am

It feels weird not to really have an American President.

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:53:00am

re: #440 lawhawk

Look. I’m an outside. I haven’t served elected office.

But I know what my limitations are and would strive to pick the most qualified people for the jobs.

Trump took a different tact. He sought out loyalists whose only qualifications are that they’d cover Trump’s ass with kisses and unicorn farts - not telling him what he needs to, and must, hear.

of course you would. you’re smart and self aware
we’re touching on two problems though - staffing is one. the other is understanding the mechanics of the position

i would argue that even a competent staff would not be enough to compensate

the presidency (and the cabinet and high level departmental posts) need more than business executive experience (managing people, executive decision making)

and it’s more than just legislative experience, though that helps

you’ve also got to know this system and these players

and we’re only touching on domestic policy and legislating. add in foreign policy, the military, etc and it’ll take more than 8 years to learn it all

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lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:55:03am

re: #457 Decatur Deb

LGA is a close second.

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I cannot.  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:56:24am

re: #457 Decatur Deb

And given what I’ve read about carrier landings, that’s why the ONLY reason I will ever go to National is in a car. Granted, after my last flight in the mid-2000s I swore of flying forever…I can actually blame Dick Cheney for that…I mean blame him, personally for fucking that particular flight up.

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Citizen K  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:56:32am

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters ‘stupidest, dumbass people’

(CNN)Sen. Orrin Hatch says supporters of the Affordable Care Act are the “stupidest, dumbass” people he’s ever seen.
Speaking about the massive GOP tax overhaul at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, the Utah Republican took some time to blast the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
“(We) finally did away with the individual mandate tax that was established under that wonderful bill called Obamacare,” Hatch said. “Now, if you didn’t catch on, I was being very sarcastic. That was the stupidest, dumbass bill that I’ve ever seen.”
“Some of you may have loved it. If you do, you are one of the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met,” Hatch added. “There are a lot of them up there on Capitol Hill from time to time.”

He also described Obamacare as one of the most “regressive taxes” in the tax code, especially because lower-income families were “paying most of the freight.” He said it was one of the “great ironies” of Obamacare.

I know Hatch is resigning…but anyone feel like neither he nor the GOP will ever get any consequence for speaking of constituents and Americans this way? While calling racists and the like ‘deplorables’ is consistently treated as the point where Hillary proved she hated all of America and apple pie too?

Just…fuck all.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:57:07am

re: #459 JordanRules

It feels weird not to really have an American President.

“Any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies, any kind of attack, will be regarded as a nuclear attack against Russia, and in response, we will take action instantaneously no matter what the consequences are,” Putin said. “Nobody should have any doubt about that.”

Does he mean North Korea I wonder, that country Trump wants to bomb?

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:57:17am

re: #446 Stanley Sea

UGH

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I see some parts of California were asked to evacuate for fear of mudslides.

Seems anymore we don’t get normal weather…just abnormal. Both coasts getting hammered this weekend.

I’m sure it has not one thing to do with climate change…right conservatives?

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lizardofid  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:58:31am

re: #434 Jay C

I’m not sure that’s quite an accurate assessment: I think the blame goes both ways. As much as the military tried to cover their “political” bases wrt to dealing with LBJ over Vietnam, Johnson also placed a great deal of reliance on the Pentagon’s war-planning and war-making strategies to achieve a “win” - or at least he did until the Tet Offensive in 1968, after which the generals could only suggest deploying even MORE troops (more than the 500,000 [!!] already in-theater) as a “strategy”. After which even LBJ started to see the light….

Oh, I’m not trying to absolve LBJ. He was a political animal in the truest sense, of that I have no doubt. But I do wonder if the rearranging of the structure of the Joint Chiefs, going back to JFK, coupled with the hold over of R. McNamara, may have altered the collective definition of what our goals were.

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Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:58:34am

re: #465 ObserverArt

I see some parts of California were asked to evacuate for fear of mudslides.

Seems anymore we don’t get normal weather…just abnormal. Both coasts getting hammered this weekend.

I’m sure it has not one thing to do with climate change…right conservatives?

The big “storm” was a complete bust, except for the winds.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 2, 2018 • 9:59:50am

re: #436 dangerman

which is why a true “outsider” is destined to fail
what buttons to push what levers to pull?
they dont even know where the buttons are
(and that assumes they know there are buttons at all)

Wasn’t there a joke (possibly true) about the current outsiders literally not knowing where switches were to turn on lights?

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:00:00am

re: #448 PhillyPretzel

I agree. When I first read the forecast for this storm last Sunday I put in for a day off today. I can hear the wind outside my window. And the snow is almost horizontal.
weather.gov

The latest weather briefing: [Embedded content]

Yesterday the intense winds were blowing between these old brick homes in my neighborhood it sounded like Sousaphones blowing deep vibrating notes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:00:16am

re: #456 I Would Prefer Not To

Why any man would want more than one MIL is beyond human comprehension.

My wife’s mother died before we met.

The other way around though, she and my mother get along very well. My wife likes my mother. Perhaps they’re plotting against me.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:00:30am

re: #438 Anymouse 🌹

See also Trump’s team when they first came to the White House trying to figure out how to turn the lights on.

Damn, beat me to it.

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sagehen  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:02:25am

re: #411 Belafon

If it weren’t for his decisions with respect to Vietnam, he would go down as one of the great presidents.

That, and picking up his Beagles by the ears.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:02:38am

re: #465 ObserverArt

I see some parts of California were asked to evacuate for fear of mudslides.

Seems anymore we don’t get normal weather…just abnormal. Both coasts getting hammered this weekend.

I’m sure it has not one thing to do with climate change…right conservatives?

They love that those coastal elites (read Democrats) are getting pummeled.

He’d treat those states like Puerto Rico.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:02:43am

re: #446 Stanley Sea

UGH

OPM shutdown federal gov offices in DC (although because I was scheduled to telework today that order didn’t apply to me).

Way too warm here for snow but the wind is pretty bad out.

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Alephnaught  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:03:22am

Just because Glasgow is covered with snow does not mean takeaway deliveries cannot get through!

As people have noted, he went through a red light! (Not that there was any traffic to direct.)

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:04:21am

re: #470 Anymouse 🌹

My wife’s mother died before we met.

The other way around though, she and my mother get along very well. My wife likes my mother. Perhaps they’re plotting against me.

I have the best MIL in the world and I love her as much as I did my own mom. Hell, there’s times I like her more than my husband. 😉

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:05:44am

re: #475 Alephnaught

Just because Glasgow is covered with snow does not mean takeaway deliveries cannot get through!

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Who’s going to tell him that going back uphill won’t be quite as cool?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:07:04am

re: #462 I cannot.

And given what I’ve read about carrier landings, that’s why the ONLY reason I will ever go to National is in a car. Granted, after my last flight in the mid-2000s I swore of flying forever…I can actually blame Dick Cheney for that…I mean blame him, personally for fucking that particular flight up.

When I transferred from recruiting duty to Spain, I flew out of Philadelphia on the regularly scheduled MAC fight with my wife and son and about a thousand soldiers headed to Kuwait on an L-1011.

We ran into a horrendous storm over the Atlantic that was affecting Spain and Portugal and were sent to make a landing at the Azores instead.

The landing was like she described there in Washington - the pilot could not force the plane down on the runway until we were halfway down it, and he burnt out the brakes stopping it (we ended up on the runway apron).

When we got into the terminal there were a couple fighter pilots standing outside watching the activity (mechanics, fire department, &c). One said “that guy’s a helluva pilot.” The other said “Better him than me.”

We spent three days in the Azores waiting to get the brakes on the plane fixed.

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sagehen  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:08:55am

re: #445 JordanRules

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Um… mind you, my only piloting experience is in a single-engine Cessna, but…

If the winds are strong enough to endanger the tower, aren’t they too strong for AIRPLANES!!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:09:40am

re: #470 Anymouse 🌹

My wife’s mother died before we met.

The other way around though, she and my mother get along very well. My wife likes my mother. Perhaps they’re plotting against me.

There is no perhaps.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:10:33am

re: #480 I Would Prefer Not To

There is no perhaps.

(Furtively looking over my shoulder at my wife)

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Alephnaught  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:12:46am

re: #477 MsJ

Who’s going to tell him that going back uphill won’t be quite as cool?

Yeah, I was thinking the folks out on their skis the past couple of days are doing the more sensible thing.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:16:31am
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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:17:50am
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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:18:04am

And so it begins.

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:19:45am

re: #456 I Would Prefer Not To

Why any man would want more than one MIL is beyond human comprehension.

I love mine
And no I wouldn’t want two

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Sir John Barron  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:19:45am

re: #485 MsJ

And so it begins.

“Trade wars are good, easy to win. MAGA.”

/

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Sir John Barron  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:21:03am

re: #483 MsJ

But wouldn’t it cost more to build those buildings?

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:21:17am

Yup.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:21:44am

China should put a tariff on all the Trump branded crap they make.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:22:14am

re: #488 Sir John Barron

But wouldn’t it cost more to build those buildings?

That’s the point. Fewer buildings being built, existing ones are worrh more.

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lizardofid  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:22:27am

re: #485 MsJ

And so it begins.

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I’m going to go read up on Smoot-Hawley, but I feel like trump is a little early playing this card.

Later Lizards

Peace

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:24:07am

re: #463 Citizen K

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters ‘stupidest, dumbass people’

I know Hatch is resigning…but anyone feel like neither he nor the GOP will ever get any consequence for speaking of constituents and Americans this way? While calling racists and the like ‘deplorables’ is consistently treated as the point where Hillary proved she hated all of America and apple pie too?

Just…fuck all.

No consequences.
Their argument is that they are in fact not deplorable and we are dumbasses

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:26:00am

re: #419 Sir John Barron

Caro’s books are an incredible insight into an ambitious, complicated man. You also gain an appreciation for how incredibly hard life was in Johnson’s part of Texas before electrification.

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KGxvi  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:30:34am

re: #463 Citizen K

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters ‘stupidest, dumbass people’

I know Hatch is resigning…but anyone feel like neither he nor the GOP will ever get any consequence for speaking of constituents and Americans this way? While calling racists and the like ‘deplorables’ is consistently treated as the point where Hillary proved she hated all of America and apple pie too?

Just…fuck all.

HE WAS A FUCKING SPONSOR ON IDENTICAL LEGISLATION IN THE 1990’S.

Does this fucking asshole not remember giving a quote along the lines of “well, it was constitutional then, but it’s not now”? Gawd, I can’t stand him at all.

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Citizen K  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:32:49am

re: #495 KGxvi

HE WAS A FUCKING SPONSOR ON IDENTICAL LEGISLATION IN THE 1990’S.

Does this fucking asshole not remember giving a quote along the lines of “well, it was constitutional then, but it’s not now”? Gawd, I can’t stand him at all.

Why tell the truth when you can lie, and not only face no consequences but get rewarded consistently for it?

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:35:10am
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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:36:16am

Don’t forget about the Russian steel coming into the US.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:36:42am

welp, it’s official.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:37:47am

Thread and article.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:38:13am

NRA/Russo-publican election strategy 2018:
Voter suppression
Gerrymandering
Extend franchise to strawmen

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KGxvi  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:41:06am

re: #497 Kragar

Except for the part where construction prices go up (particularly in tenant improvements where framing is steel, door frames are steel or aluminum, ceiling grid is steel or aluminum, door hardware is steel or aluminum), and people decide not to move and build out new spaces. Which leads to fewer jobs, which leads to less money spent by consumers, which means business have to downsize, which means less occupancy in buildings, which means less income for building owners.

Remember: THIS ASSHOLE LITERALLY LED MULTIPLE CASINOS TO BANKRUPTCY. He should not be trusted on economics.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:45:39am

re: #502 KGxvi

Trump’s made it a point to only risk his investors’ money on his crazy scheme, while paying the Trump company for their “management skills”

Of course now he is doing that for the whole country.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:45:59am
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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:46:44am

Trump was angry and ‘unglued’ when he started a trade war, officials say

According to two officials, Trump’s decision to launch a potential trade war was born out of anger at other simmering issues and the result of a broken internal process that has failed to deliver him consensus views that represent the best advice of his team.

On Wednesday evening, the president became “unglued,” in the words of one official familiar with the president’s state of mind.

should we be thankful in his unglued state he only just started a trade war and didnt launch any nukes?

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:46:59am
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allegro  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:48:45am

re: #506 Kragar

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Looks like he discussed it with at least one guy.

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KGxvi  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:49:27am

re: #505 dangerman

Trump was angry and ‘unglued’ when he started a trade war, officials say

should we be thankful in his unglued state he only just started a trade war and didnt launch any nukes?

We have an ignorant, unstable, uninterested, and generally ill-equipped man-child running the government.

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plansbandc  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:50:43am

Is President Racist Grandpa the first “leader” of the US to lose all of his shit over jokes at his expense? I don’t ever remember anyone before him attacking satire so publicly.

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KGxvi  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:51:05am

re: #504 Kragar

If the Dems manage to take back either House of Congress there are going to be so many fucking subpoenas issued in January that you might want to invest in paper companies and process servers now.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:51:22am

re: #505 dangerman

Trump was angry and ‘unglued’ when he started a trade war, officials say

should we be thankful in his unglued state he only just started a trade war and didnt launch any nukes?

Became unglued???

Was he ever in one piece? No evidence to support he has ever been whole.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:52:00am

re: #507 allegro

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:53:42am
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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:55:09am

re: #512 Kragar

re: #513 MsJ

A tale of two pictures.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:56:36am

re: #505 dangerman

Trump was angry and ‘unglued’ when he started a trade war, officials say

should we be thankful in his unglued state he only just started a trade war and didnt launch any nukes?

That’s going to be when Ivanka gets her pretty little ass in a sling. That will be the ultimate “distraction”.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:57:39am
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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:57:46am

re: #509 plansbandc

Is President Racist Grandpa the first “leader” of the US to lose all of his shit over jokes at his expense? I don’t ever remember anyone before him attacking satire so publicly.

I have a feeling SNL is going to be real hot this weekend. Charles Barkley is the host and he has not been kind to The Donald, and a whole hell of a lot of nuts has been unleashed sine before the Olympics and their last show.

The fact Trump cried about Alec Baldwin’s portrayals is just going to open him up for Baldwin (or others) to poke him for that thin-skinned comment.

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Citizen K  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:57:54am

re: #515 MsJ

That’s going to be when Ivanka gets her pretty little ass in a sling. That will be the ultimate “distraction”.

Possibly the wrong metaphor to use. I’m sure that’d only excite him.

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whitebeach  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:57:56am

re: #500 MsJ

Thread and article.

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I remember all this stuff so clearly, since for years integration and civil rights were by far the biggest stories anywhere in the South. Almost every demonstration, march, sit-in or other action brought out swarms of white politicians and just general racists, as well as newspaper editorials, claiming the protesters were agitators “paid by Russia.”

The same kinds of crazy accusations fly today from the same kinds of racists and RWNJs, but for some reason none of them uses the “paid by Russia” line. Wonder why.

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Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:58:14am

re: #505 dangerman

Trump was angry and ‘unglued’ when he started a trade war, officials say

should we be thankful in his unglued state he only just started a trade war and didnt launch any nukes?

He’s always angry and unglued. He’s mentally ill and I’m getting tired of waiting for the GOP to do something about it.

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:59:30am

re: #517 ObserverArt

I have a feeling SNL is going to be real hot this weekend. Charles Barkley is the host and he has not been kind to The Donald, and a whole hell of a lot of nuts has been unleashed sine before the Olympics and their last show.

The fact Trump cried about Alec Baldwin’s portrayals is just going to open him up for Baldwin (or others) to poke him for that thin-skinned comment.

They just threw out this week’s script and are starting over

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 10:59:39am

re: #516 Kragar

This is like the main character of the book “Jennifer Government.”

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:00:08am

re: #514 freetoken

A tale of two pictures.

One of the Cheshire Cat.

The other a paranoid troubled oaf.

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retired cynic  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:02:18am

re: #456 I Would Prefer Not To

Why any man would want more than one MIL is beyond human comprehension.

Umm. Speaking as a woman, there are MILs there, too. And, like all humans, they are just like the rest of us. Makes for a funny line, tho’.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:03:23am

re: #519 whitebeach

I remember all this stuff so clearly, since for years integration and civil rights were by far the biggest stories anywhere in the South. Almost every demonstration, march, sit-in or other action brought out swarms of white politicians and just general racists, as well as newspaper editorials, claiming the protesters were agitators “paid by Russia.”

The same kinds of crazy accusations fly today from the same kinds of racists and RWNJs, but for some reason none of them uses the “paid by Russia” line. Wonder why.

And the same ugly, hateful White faces.

I’m White and I find no pride in those old photos. Far from it.

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KGxvi  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:06:07am

re: #516 Kragar

It’s going to really suck when they get laid off.

Reminds me of an old baseball story… young player gets called up from the minors, has a tattoo of his college logo, decides to get one for the team he plays for in the majors. Old journeyman player who bounced around seven or eight teams says, “hopefully he’s got better staying power than me.”

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:06:08am

Love this “spy”.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:06:32am

re: #504 Kragar

re: #505 dangerman

Well I guess we gotta sort out did he plan this and give his billionaire buddies a call or did he just lose it all of a sudden of start this trade war?

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:06:35am

re: #499 Stanley Sea

welp, it’s official.

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It’s a little breezy at the top of Alpine Meadows right now too. Sustained winds in the 80s…gusts in the triple digits.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:06:47am

re: #520 Skip Intro

He’s always angry and unglued. He’s mentally ill and I’m getting tired of waiting for the GOP to do something about it.

Oh, the GOP isn’t going to do shit until forced. Hopefully November 2018 will supply some of that force. Might be some other forces (Mueller) helping just prior to election time at the beginning of Summer. I think Trump will even help move himself along too.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:07:51am

re: #529 darthstar

It’s a little breezy at the top of Alpine Meadows right now too. Sustained winds in the 80s…gusts in the triple digits.

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Strong enough to take your hat off your head.

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KGxvi  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:08:20am

re: #530 ObserverArt

Oh, the GOP isn’t going to do shit until forced. Hopefully November 2018 will supply some of that force. Might be some other forces (Mueller) helping just prior to election time at the beginning of Summer. I think Trump will even help move himself along too.

I really wonder what happens if Mueller drops a 9/11 commission style report on Trump Campaign/Administration illegalities before the election, what Ryan and McConnell do.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:09:10am
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Dizzy  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:09:24am

I fear with the accelerating shit-storm that this may get out of hand sooner rather than later.

This is leading up to what all the anti-trump rhetoric has been yelling before the election: a massive constitutional crisis.

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allegro  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:09:39am

re: #528 Unshaken Defiance

Well I guess we gotta sort out did he plan this and give his billionaire buddies a call or did he just lose it all of a sudden of start this trade war?

I vote for A while getting a nice thank you gift to one of his shell companies. There’s always a buck in it for him or he wouldn’t do it.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:10:28am
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Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:10:36am

re: #530 ObserverArt

I don’t know why we”re expected to except this kind of behavior from a president. There’s no other president in history that would have gotten away with acting like he’s the host of a reality tv show, yet a large minority of the country are just fine with it and media is trying to normalize him as if that’s going to help.

I’m sick of this shit from him every goddammed day of the year.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:11:19am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:11:38am

re: #524 retired cynic

Umm. Speaking as a woman, there are MILs there, too. And, like all humans, they are just like the rest of us. Makes for a funny line, tho’.

I don’t have a mother-in-law. Can I adopt you? /s

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:11:56am

re: #532 KGxvi

I really wonder what happens if Mueller drops a 9/11 commission style report on Trump Campaign/Administration illegalities before the election, what Ryan and McConnell do.

They will cover their asses by saying they knew it all along, but they had to allow the legal investigation process to proceed on its own so there was no interference. It won’t be their fault. It never is.

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Dizzy  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:12:22am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:12:36am

re: #536 MsJ

Why is “illegal” in scare quotes? You don’t pay fines over legal contributions.

543
Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:13:04am

re: #533 darthstar

Martha Stewart went to prison for trading on insider info, Icahn will go on CNBC and Fox Business and be praised for his remarkable business instincts. No one will mention his close ties to Trump.

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allegro  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:13:35am

re: #542 Anymouse 🌹

Why is “illegal” in scare quotes? You don’t pay fines over legal contributions.

Also doesn’t say who that foreign political party is. I have a guess.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:14:16am

re: #544 allegro

Also doesn’t say who that foreign political party is. I have a guess.

I thought it said the Australian liberal or labor party.

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allegro  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:14:28am

re: #544 allegro

Also doesn’t say who that foreign political party is. I have a guess.

Never mind. Read the article and it’s in the first paragraph. Teach me to read it first.

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plansbandc  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:15:01am

I guess the reaction to SNL and calling The White House a dump are both part of the same problem.

It’s a lack of understanding that even if you’re pissed about SNL or think The White House is a dump, you don’t fucking tell the world. There’s no discerning. No nuance. Zero intelligence.

I resent every damn day that this moronic vulgarian represents our country.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:15:23am

You know what else will go up with a trade war on steel? The price of guns.

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:15:31am

What a thug.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:17:06am

re: #529 darthstar

It’s a little breezy at the top of Alpine Meadows right now too. Sustained winds in the 80s…gusts in the triple digits.

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You are kinda in my neighborhood!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:18:13am

re: #529 darthstar

OH wait, different Alpine Meadows.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:19:22am

re: #543 Skip Intro

Martha Stewart went to prison for trading on insider info, Icahn will go on CNBC and Fox Business and be praised for his remarkable business instincts. No one will mention his close ties to Trump.

I still think the Martha Stewart conviction was sketchy.

553
freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:20:03am

re: #549 DodgerFan1988

As I noted the other day, at least we’ve finally found a way to keep the current GOP from giving away millions of dollars to their rich friends.

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thecommodore  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:21:24am

I just posted this page, but wanted you all to see this. I’ve always found Dennis Prager to be a pompous ass, but when you strip all of that out, basically a good man.

But this statement is jaw dropping.

Prager

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:21:54am
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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:22:47am

re: #534 Dizzy

I fear with the accelerating shit-storm that this may get out of hand sooner rather than later.

This is leading up to what all the anti-trump rhetoric has been yelling before the election: a massive constitutional crisis.

We were already in a constitutional crisis because Republicans are failing to do their jobs. That’s actually where the crisis is.

But, stick with it. He’s doing damage, for sure, but we will survive this, and do better after this is over. So many people, minorities, women, and the younger generation, are fighting more than ever, and have some existing institutions shaking.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:23:21am

re: #549 DodgerFan1988

What a thug.

While Delta can’t just uproot and move to a different airport (infrastructure takes time to build), I imagine they could uproot their corporate headquarters pretty quickly, and possibly distribute flights the way they used to be done (regional hubs) and take them out of Georgia if they really want to do that.

On the other hand, the tax break on fuel they lost they might consider to be simply not worth fighting over. While aviation fuel is pretty expensive, it’s not the only cost of operating an airline.

Jeff Bezos on the other hand might seriously consider scratching Georgia off his list. If he does, I hope he loudly announces Amazon doesn’t bow to conservative extortion.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:23:31am
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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:25:14am

re: #533 darthstar

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Darth, I always get these deja vu feelings with some of your posts! : )

See #356 and #504.

The Lizard Twitter Crew doesn’t miss many Tweets (or anything else).

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Sir John Barron  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:25:31am

re: #558 darthstar

State, Treasury and Defense are Deep State, man.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:26:15am

re: #554 thecommodore

I just posted this page, but wanted you all to see this. I’ve always found Dennis Prager to be a pompous ass, but when you strip all of that out, basically a good man.

But this statement is jaw dropping.

Prager

Prager has never been a “basic good man.” He is a first-class bigot and always has been. He’s loud and proud of his bigotry. He is famous for his hatred of gay men.

Here is him attacking women however.

HOW WOMEN THINK According to Dennis Prager | What’s Trending Now

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:27:06am
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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:28:12am

re: #554 thecommodore

I just posted this page, but wanted you all to see this. I’ve always found Dennis Prager to be a pompous ass, but when you strip all of that out, basically a good man.

But this statement is jaw dropping.

Prager

Perhaps that assertion was true at one time, but for years now Prager has been milking the wingnut evangelicals.

Years ago when he was doing a radio show in LA, the one where he would host ministers of different monotheistic congregations, it was a time when he played a more balanced intermediary.

But since then he’s just gone right-wing.

His response to climatology is hilariously irrational for a guy who always pretended to be a champion of rationality.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:28:14am

re: #559 ObserverArt

Darth, I always get these deja vu feelings with some of your posts! : )

See #356 and #504.

The Lizard Twitter Crew doesn’t miss many Tweets (or anything else).

I’m always late to the party.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:29:01am
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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:29:05am

Source and all. Good questions.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:29:11am

re: #560 Sir John Barron

State, Treasury and Defense are Deep State, man.

That’s just crazy. Jesus.

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:29:37am

re: #566 MsJ

That’s a thread, BTW.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:30:27am

re: #537 Skip Intro

I don’t know why we”re expected to except this kind of behavior from a president. There’s no other president in history that would have gotten away with acting like he’s the host of a reality tv show, yet a large minority of the country are just fine with it and media is trying to normalize him as if that’s going to help.

I’m sick of this shit from him every goddammed day of the year.

I wish we could except it, instead of accept it! ; )

Sad part of living in a Democratic Political System; It is only as strong as its citizens. We have too many fucked up ignorant citizens and too many lazy non-voting types. That is the real problem.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:32:21am

re: #561 Anymouse 🌹

Here’s Prager on “illegal immigrants.”

Build the Wall

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:33:46am

Harley Davidson must have called Walker.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:35:05am

re: #569 ObserverArt

I wish we could except it, instead of accept it! ; )

Sad part of living in a Democratic Political System; It is only as strong as its citizens. We have too many fucked up ignorant citizens and too many lazy non-voting types. That is the real problem.

Which is why I followup a lot of criticism of the administration in asking where were the voters, and yet am optimistic because of what I’m seeing in rallies and special elections since.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:35:16am

re: #543 Skip Intro

Martha Stewart went to prison for trading on insider info, Icahn will go on CNBC and Fox Business and be praised for his remarkable business instincts. No one will mention his close ties to Trump.

I bet Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruehl of MSNBC mention it. They ride that stock market and Trump stuff pretty hard.

574
MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:35:26am

❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:35:48am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:38:57am

re: #571 MsJ

Harley Davidson must have called Walker.

Trump won’t change his mind. It’s his decision. To change his mind is to either admit a) I might be wrong, or b) an underling manipulated me into a bad position.

Since he can’t admit either, he’ll blow off Scott Walker. In the meantime, the House and Senate GOP will follow right along as lemmings.

If the tariffs don’t work (just about guaranteed), the blame then shifts to a) conservatism can only be failed (and someone goes to the axe) or b) we were sabotaged by (liberals, other countries, “illegal aliens,” &c)

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Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:39:23am

Fox “news” doesn’t mention Icahn’s stock dump.
*Insert my shocked face*

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:39:45am

re: #564 darthstar

I’m always late to the party.

Bring doggy photos and we forgive you!

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:40:20am

re: #536 MsJ

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“Bernie” “Sanders” “campaign” “pays” “fine” “over” illegal “contribution” “from” “Foreign” “Political” “Party “

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:40:53am

re: #537 Skip Intro

I don’t know why we”re expected to except this kind of behavior from a president. There’s no other president in history that would have gotten away with acting like he’s the host of a reality tv show, yet a large minority of the country are just fine with it and media is trying to normalize him as if that’s going to help.

I’m sick of this shit from him every goddammed day of the year.

tax cuts
judges

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:41:54am

re: #542 Anymouse 🌹

Why is “illegal” in scare quotes? You don’t pay fines over legal contributions.

see my below, er above..

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:42:39am
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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:43:27am

re: #574 MsJ

❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Just following current football fashion. Everyone is doing back flips into the end zone when they score a touchdown. Good Sport Doggo.

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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:43:45am

‘This is fundamentally incompetent, corrupt or misguided’: Economist…

Peterson Institute President Adam Posen tells CNBC that the Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are “straight up stupid.”

Incompetent
Corrupt
Misguided
Straight-up-Stupid

Yup, you can pretty much say that about Trump daily.

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Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:43:57am

re: #580 dangerman

tax cuts
judges

Which Ayatollah Pence would do as well, plus try to convert the US to a theocracy. What more could the GOP want?

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:44:45am

re: #576 Anymouse 🌹

Trump won’t change his mind. It’s his decision. To change his mind is to either admit a) I might be wrong, or b) an underling manipulated me into a bad position.

Since he can’t admit either, he’ll blow off Scott Walker. In the meantime, the House and Senate GOP will follow right along as lemmings.

If the tariffs don’t work (just about guaranteed), the blame then shifts to a) conservatism can only be failed (and someone goes to the axe) or b) we were sabotaged by (liberals, other countries, “illegal aliens,” &c)

Or, the tariffs will never be implemented and Trump will act like they were to save his (Mussolini) face.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:45:55am

I’m off to bed. Later, y’all. It’s getting really windy round here. Still a little bit of snow on the ground though it’s 60F.

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:47:51am

re: #557 Anymouse 🌹

While Delta can’t just uproot and move to a different airport (infrastructure takes time to build), I imagine they could uproot their corporate headquarters pretty quickly, and possibly distribute flights the way they used to be done (regional hubs) and take them out of Georgia if they really want to do that.

On the other hand, the tax break on fuel they lost they might consider to be simply not worth fighting over. While aviation fuel is pretty expensive, it’s not the only cost of operating an airline.

Jeff Bezos on the other hand might seriously consider scratching Georgia off his list. If he does, I hope he loudly announces Amazon doesn’t bow to conservative extortion.

one thing im not clear on
they took a fuel tax break out of the bill
that’s on everybody right, not just delta?

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:52:06am
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BeachDem  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:52:06am

re: #558 darthstar

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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:54:11am
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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:54:15am

re: #582 Anymouse 🌹

Yesterday, Vladimir Putin addressed Russia. He repeatedly attacked the US and bragged about an entire arsenal of new nuclear weapons pointed at our country. He showed a Russian nuke striking Florida.

Today, President Donald Trump responded by attacking Americans

…american comedians

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:56:58am

re: #584 freetoken

‘This is fundamentally incompetent, corrupt or misguided’: Economist…

Incompetent
Corrupt
Misguided
Straight-up-Stupd

Yup, you can pretty much say that about Trump daily.

pretty much everyone is against these tariffs (except one guy)

the white house (except that guy)
the congress
the states
europe, asia, canada, australia, mexico, south america

(i dont know if africa has weighed in yet, or antarctica)

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A dark and stormy covfefe  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:58:00am

Apparently I need to make more trips to Ottawa.

595
MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 11:58:25am
596
Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:01:57pm

Imagine this alternative headline under a President Hillary Clinton:

Obama and Clinton Pal George Soros Sold Off Millions of Dollars of Steel-Related Stock Days Before Tariff Announcement

The GOP would be drawing up impeachment papers.

597
whitebeach  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:04:43pm

Given that both Canada and Mexico account for significant amounts of the steel we import (while China supplies only about 2% of imported steel), and Canada provides us with something like half our imported aluminum, and also given that Congress has shown no great signs of agreeing with Trump that NAFTA is “the worst deal in history” or of wanting to back out of it, you have to wonder if this tariff stunt is just Trump’s braindead attempt to blow up NAFTA on his own.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:05:41pm
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freetoken  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:06:23pm

Listening to the crappy SportsByline stream, and it seems to me that the “news” service USA Radio News has to be computers doing the reading of stories, not humans.

It’s so bad as far as speech that it can’t be real humans, can it?

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:07:10pm

re: #597 whitebeach

Given that both Canada and Mexico account for significant amounts of the steel we import (while China supplies only about 2% of imported steel), and Canada provides us with something like half our imported aluminum, and also given that Congress has shown no great signs of agreeing with Trump that NAFTA is “the worst deal in history” or of wanting to back out of it, you have to wonder if this tariff stunt is just Trump’s braindead attempt to blow up NAFTA on his own.

CNBC had an article up earlier speculating exactly that.

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gocart mozart  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:10:29pm

re: #511 ObserverArt

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:10:44pm

re: #554 thecommodore

I just posted this page, but wanted you all to see this. I’ve always found Dennis Prager to be a pompous ass, but when you strip all of that out, basically a good man.

But this statement is jaw dropping.

Prager

Cynical, but his all time worst was when he said that parents who don’t make their kids an old fashioned homemade breakfast before sending them to school are BAD PARENTS. He was talking about discontinuing school breakfasts for needy kids.

603
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:12:48pm

Thread.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:16:14pm
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MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:23:58pm
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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:24:31pm

re: #578 ObserverArt

Bring doggy photos and we forgive you!

My camera on my Nexus 5X just went into permanent blur mode after the latest OS update. So I’m pic-less until next week when My Pixel2 gets here.

Banjo and Merle swimming this morning.

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:24:39pm

re: #601 gocart mozart

This is an excellent first line for a dystopian post-apocalyptic novel.

second line.

It was a dark and stormy night. Trump was angry and ‘unglued’ when he started a trade war….

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:24:55pm

re: #606 darthstar

My camera on my Nexus 5X just went into permanent blur mode after the latest OS update. So I’m pic-less until next week when My Pixel2 gets here.

Banjo and Merle swimming this morning.

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Loch Ness Monster

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:27:47pm

re: #604 Kragar

In just the past week we’ve experienced at least five Presidential scandals bigger than any scandal Obama faced during his entire Presidency.

on wiki, in one year, trump’s already got a list of executive level scandals longer than obama

and there’s a heap of stuff not even posted yet

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:28:05pm

re: #284 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

somebody is wondering why it’s taking so long for breakfast to arrive?

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:28:58pm

re: #606 darthstar

I love that you gave us the blurry pic anyway! LOL
Always good to…kinda see M&B!

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Mike Lamb  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:30:14pm

re: #606 darthstar

My camera on my Nexus 5X just went into permanent blur mode after the latest OS update. So I’m pic-less until next week when My Pixel2 gets here.

Banjo and Merle swimming this morning.

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I just see Nessie.

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whitebeach  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:32:03pm

Could “unglued” be code for “He ran out of the huffin’ stuff during executive time earlier that day”?

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:33:19pm

re: #612 Mike Lamb

I just see Nessie.

Nessies 1 and 2 Tuesday, before I rebooted my phone.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:33:49pm
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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:34:48pm

re: #615 Scottish Dragon

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:35:12pm

re: #565 Kragar

Kragar
@Kragar_LGF
A movie where a 50+ year old white guy goes on a killing spree because he doesn’t trust the cops to do their jobs seems the wrong message to be sending right now
1:26 PM - Mar 2, 2018
2 2 Replies 6 6 Retweets 14 14 likes

The review in our local paper, while lambasting the film, said that it was supposed to be released last fall, but the release was delayed because of the Las Vegas massacre. There is always another mass shooting in this country.

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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:36:36pm

re: #615 Scottish Dragon

Why is Gorka even allowed here??? Ugggg!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:37:12pm

re: #563 freetoken

Perhaps that assertion was true at one time, but for years now Prager has been milking the wingnut evangelicals.

Years ago when he was doing a radio show in LA, the one where he would host ministers of different monotheistic congregations, it was a time when he played a more balanced intermediary.

But since then he’s just gone right-wing.

His response to climatology is hilariously irrational for a guy who always pretended to be a champion of rationality.

I’m so old that I remember when Charles was a frequent guest on his show (back in the day when LFG was kinds right-wing)

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:37:18pm

re: #614 darthstar

Nessies 1 and 2 Tuesday, before I rebooted my phone.

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Wow. Merle is driving now. They grow up so fast.

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gocart mozart  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:38:15pm

Yesterday I mentioned that this conman with a blue checkmark followed me so I followed back @rolandscahill He unfollowed me. Never trust a conman.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:38:38pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:39:40pm

BTW “LFG” is not a typo.

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allegro  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:40:07pm

Here’s my grown up (mostly) Black Panther:

T’Onyx
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JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:40:51pm

She needs to get bent!

Blood still on your hands and you wanna chime in with the Treason crew. Go away.

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Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:42:24pm

re: #615 Scottish Dragon

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Oooh!
I’ll fly the A-10!
BRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTT

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:42:42pm

re: #616 Kragar

Can you use remote controlled Claymores set up all over the school in different directions and then trigger as needed?

The still make and use Claymores don’t they?

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:43:04pm

Dallas Texas, you’re up.

Shots fired in middle school.

Second school shooting today.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:43:46pm

re: #627 ObserverArt

Can you use remote controlled Claymores set up all over the school in different directions and then trigger as needed?

The still make and use Claymores don’t they?

Oh yes they do.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:43:53pm

re: #625 JordanRules

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:44:35pm

re: #628 darthstar

Dallas Texas, you’re up.

Shots fired in middle school.

May be a false alarm.

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:46:06pm

re: #628 darthstar

Dallas Texas, you’re up.

Shots fired in middle school.

We’ll have to keep watch on that one. So far, no evidence backing up the kids claims. I’m going to go 50-50 on this one.

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:46:31pm

re: #622 Belafon

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More condescending claptrap from an adult. So many just do not get it. They all are making asses of themselves.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:47:47pm

re: #627 ObserverArt

Can you use remote controlled Claymores set up all over the school in different directions and then trigger as needed?

The still make and use Claymores don’t they?

Yup, though you have to wire them up for use with the trigger, or else set them up with a tripwire or timer

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ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:47:54pm

re: #629 Scottish Dragon

Oh yes they do.

I thought so but wasn’t sure.

I guess it takes a Scottish Dragon to know about Claymores!

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Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:48:21pm

Laying down fire.
WTF.

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allegro  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:49:17pm

re: #633 ObserverArt

More condescending claptrap from an adult. So many just do not get it. They all are making asses of themselves.

You are too kind. I was thinking vicious sociopathic bitch not even trying to mask her evil, malodorous soul.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:49:30pm

re: #628 darthstar

Dallas Texas, you’re up.

Shots fired in middle school.

[Embedded content]

DALLAS - A student called 911 claiming he was being followed and shot at near a Dallas middle school on Friday, authorities said.

Police responded to the call about a reported active shooter near the Comstock Middle School campus just before 12 p.m. A heavy police presence was visible from SKY4.

But officials later said that their investigation showed that no shots were ever fired near the school. They also could not find a gun or any evidence of a gun being fired, like casings.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:50:57pm
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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:56:35pm

re: #640 Dr. Matt

2 Winter Haven schools on lockdown due to law enforcement activity off campus

The new normal

Actually, that’s not atypical for a police event happening nearby.

ETA: The point being that a school locking doors to keep police activity from getting into the school has been happening for a long time.

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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:57:42pm

re: #638 bill d. (b.d.)

Good. I’m glad it was a false alarm.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2018 • 12:59:34pm
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darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:00:52pm

1. Trump’s cronies sell steel.
2. Trump announces trade war.
3. Steel prices crash.
4. Trump’s cronies buy steel.
5. Trump announces suspension of trade war.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. He’s been manipulating the market for his friends like this since he took office. Hey, Bob…next week would be a good time to short soybeans…I’ve got a few tweets lined up.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:01:21pm
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Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:01:57pm

re: #641 Belafon

Actually, that’s not atypical for a police event happening nearby.

ETA: The point being that a school locking doors to keep police activity from getting into the school has been happening for a long time.

FFS. You don’t have to be a fucking contrarian to every fucking thing I fucking post. It fucking gets old. If I have to fucking explain, in fucking detail, what I mean by “the new normal”. I fucking will. But, if I fucking do, you will fucking attempt to be a fucking contrarian fucking again. FFS

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:02:22pm

re: #644 darthstar

1. Trump’s cronies sell steel.
2. Trump announces trade war.
3. Steel prices crash.
4. Trump’s cronies buy steel.
5. Trump announces suspension of trade war.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. He’s been manipulating the market for his friends like this since he took office. Hey, Bob…next week would be a good time to short soybeans…I’ve got a few tweets lined up.

This action will make steel more expensive.

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rhuarc  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:02:57pm

re: #578 ObserverArt

Bring doggy photos and we forgive you!

Doggy photos? I can always supply those!

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dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:05:01pm

re: #614 darthstar

Nessies 1 and 2 Tuesday, before I rebooted my phone.

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they can drive??

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Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:05:20pm

re: #646 Dr. Matt

Because I hate the phrase “The new normal.”
1. A lot of things aren’t new.
2. Things that are new are not normal, otherwise they wouldn’t be new.

You know what’s been normal for years: People getting killed by guns. It’s about time we stopped accepting that.

651
Belafon  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:06:57pm

I also hate the phrases “I can’t even”, “We’re fucked”, and any other phrase that implies giving up.

652
ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:07:25pm

re: #650 Belafon

Because I hate the phrase “The new normal.”
1. A lot of things aren’t new.
2. Things that are new are not normal, otherwise they wouldn’t be new.

You know what’s been normal for years: People getting killed by guns. It’s about time we stopped accepting that.

There you go being all contrarian again.

I’ll show myself out now.

Dr. Matt…you okay?

653
lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:07:54pm

Nor’easter update:
Lots of power outages and downed trees.
Trucks overturned on Tappan Zee bridge.
No Amtrak service from DC-Boston due to downed wires.
60 minute delays in/out of NY Penn station. Scattered train outages due to trees on tracks on NJ Transit.
LGA is shuttered - flights diverted to JFK. No outbound flights from JFK. Newark with cancellations.

Oh, and Carl Icahn dumped steel stock right before Trump dropped his tariff news. That isn’t shady… at all.

654
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:07:57pm

re: #622 Belafon

[Embedded content]

katie, you’ve had 30, 40 years to fix this

ass hat

655
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:08:10pm

re: #649 dangerman

they can drive??

Someone has to be the designated driver.

656
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:08:14pm

re: #648 rhuarc

That looks like great Motown group!

657
lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:08:39pm

Yeah, Trump in the role of Darth Jar Jar.

658
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:08:44pm
659
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:09:50pm

re: #654 dangerman

katie, you’ve had 30, 40 years to fix this

ass hat

I love that the kids respond with pointed criticism AND ridicule.

660
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:10:57pm

re: #625 JordanRules

She needs to get bent!

[Embedded content]

Blood still on your hands and you wanna chime in with the Treason crew. Go away.

no matter what they found
no matter what they expect to find
no matter the implications
no matter where it is still going

times up?

that’s not how “investigation” works

661
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:11:22pm
662
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:13:24pm

re: #628 darthstar

Dallas Texas, you’re up.

Shots fired in middle school.

Let’s test your theory. Let’s ban all semi-automatic weapons and begin confiscating them and see if mass shootings decrease over the next twenty years or so.

hey, if it doesnt work, you can have em back

they all work on the same principle
like they can predict the future with certainty
“i already know that wont work so why try”

663
ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:13:56pm

re: #660 dangerman

no matter what they found
no matter what they expect to find
no matter the implications
no matter where it is still going

times up?

that’s not how “investigation” works

Condi is damn lucky that Obama didn’t call for investigations of the whole corrupt Bush II gang.

Just more GOP butt covering.

664
lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:14:16pm

re: #628 darthstar

It worked in Australia.

Mass shootings happen in the US like clockwork (every 10-14 days) and no where else in the developed world. That includes mass shootings with long rifles and those with handguns.

Only in the US do we tolerate this carnage as acceptable. Well, the NRA/GOP does.

Everyone else needs to tell that odious pair to get bent.

665
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:15:45pm
666
ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:16:26pm

re: #661 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Psycho! The scene discovering the Mommy Mummy.

That was a lot of fun. Poor kitty.

667
Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:18:21pm

re: #657 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Yeah, Trump in the role of Darth Jar Jar.

The Times even tweets like Trump now.

668
Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:19:05pm

re: #658 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Smash the can against your head, Wilber!

669
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:20:46pm

re: #655 darthstar

Someone has to be the designated driver.

if only one of our cats could reach the pedals

670
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:22:52pm
671
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:22:54pm

re: #659 darthstar

I love that the kids respond with pointed criticism AND ridicule.

yeah
i realize im only talking to us here
i just wanna go “are you really this stupid?”

672
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:27:39pm

re: #670 The Vicious Babushka

He just needs to make regular monthly payments…given that it’s a super loan, and he’s got credit issues right now, I bumped his rate up by about .5%

673
lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:29:17pm

Fucking morons. All Trumpworld are fucking morons.

The so-called business wizards Trump surrounded himself with turn out to be know-nothings just as dumb as Trump - or perhaps worse. They’re purposefully screwing the economy to benefit personally.

674
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:29:18pm
675
Skip Intro  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:30:33pm

re: #672 darthstar

He just needs to make regular monthly payments…given that it’s a super loan, and he’s got credit issues right now, I bumped his rate up by about .5%

[Embedded content]

Don’t be ridiculous, Trumps and Kushners don’t pay back loans.

676
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:31:17pm

re: #675 Skip Intro

Don’t be ridiculous, Trumps and Kushners don’t pay back loans.

Can’t he just get a bigger loan to cover it then?

677
lawhawk  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:31:28pm

More thoughts and prayers? Because we know that’s all the GOP/NRA have.

678
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:31:45pm

Unconfirmed reports is that the shooter killed his parents, who had come to pick him up for spring break

679
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:32:08pm
680
Ace-o-aces  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:32:37pm

This may be the first time in American history that an entire state has self owned.

681
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:38:23pm
682
ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:38:26pm

Apology not accepted you old fart. Why don’t you just admit that is exactly what you wanted to say asshole.

The Hill - Hatch apologizes for ‘off-color’ comment about ‘dumbass’ ObamaCare supporters

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Friday apologized for calling supporters of ObamaCare “the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.”

“Yesterday, I made a poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters — a joke that was not reflective of my actual feelings towards my friends on the other side,” Hatch said in a statement.

“Throughout my term of service, I have always recognized the importance of civility, particularly in engaging with those of different political perspectives,” he continued. “While I occasionally slip up, I believe that my legislative record reflects my commitment to bipartisanship and civility much more than my flippant, off-the-cuff comment.”

…more at link…

683
Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:40:32pm

re: #682 ObserverArt

Apology not accepted you old fart. Why don’t you just admit that is exactly what you wanted to say asshole.

The Hill - Hatch apologizes for ‘off-color’ comment about ‘dumbass’ ObamaCare supporters

Another “YOU HUMORLESS LIBERALS!!!” non-apology-apology.

684
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:40:40pm
685
MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:40:49pm

re: #682 ObserverArt

Yeah, fuck you, Hatch. That’s not a joke. Neither is healthcare for millions of Americans. Fuck you’re non sense of humor. You meant every word you weasel.

686
Hecuba's daughter  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:41:44pm

re: #625 JordanRules

She needs to get bent!

Condoleezza Rice to top Intel Dem on Trump-Russia probe: You need to “wrap it up” hill.cm
11:26 PM - Mar 1, 2018
536 536 Replies 135 135 Retweets 222 222 likes

Blood still on your hands and you wanna chime in with the Treason crew. Go away.

Wasn’t Condi in favor of Tillerson as Secretary of State? Could she also be in league with the Russians? After all, she really is a Russian expert who speaks the language. This response from her is either very naive or very deceptive.

687
Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:43:04pm

So we’ve rich folks in the GOP who think $1.50/wk “raise” is something to celebrate, $2000 “rebate” is enough to buy a car, and figure that people’s biggest worries in an era of trade war is the cost of soup.

Remember when Hillary was the one spun as “out of touch”?

688
The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:43:13pm

re: #683 Targetpractice

Another “YOU HUMORLESS LIBERALS!!!” non-apology-apology.

Time and effort should be put into articulating how large of a self-own his comment was, since he supported the same legislation when it was Heritagecare.

689
Hecuba's daughter  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:44:20pm

re: #687 Targetpractice

So we’ve rich folks in the GOP who think $1.50/wk “raise” is something to celebrate, $2000 “rebate” is enough to buy a car, and figure that people’s biggest worries in an era of trade war is the cost of soup.

Remember when Hillary was the one spun as “out of touch”?

IOKIYAR.

690
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:44:39pm

“Who among us…”

(raises hand)

691
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:46:05pm

re: #682 ObserverArt

Apology not accepted you old fart. Why don’t you just admit that is exactly what you wanted to say asshole.

The Hill - Hatch apologizes for ‘off-color’ comment about ‘dumbass’ ObamaCare supporters

go ahead - explain the humor. how was it “funny”
you called people names
and it wasnt like “i can say that cause its my group”, right?

i do not have an endless supply of asses and hats to give
what the eff is wrong with these people?

692
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:46:05pm

re: #686 Hecuba’s daughter

Yes. She recommended Rex when lots of others from Dubya land stayed away from anything having to do with this admin.

Even her affect came off a bit odd to me.

693
ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:48:21pm

re: #688 The Ghost of a Flea

Time and effort should be put into articulating how large of a self-own his comment was, since he supported the same legislation when it was Heritagecare.

That is a fallacy. Heritagecare never existed.

I know, I think I have the emails from the Heritage Foundation telling me so around here somewhere. They were only kicking around ideas, never meant to be serious legislation. That’s what they do you know; research policy.

In fact, they upon further study never endorsed it.

Write and ask them. You too can get the same documents if you are nice and act like you too are researching.

694
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:48:53pm

re: #690 Blind Frog Belly White

I forget who it was, but some media publication already came out formally and said he’s lying.

Again.

695
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:50:33pm
696
ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:50:45pm

re: #694 JordanRules

I forget who it was, but some media publication already came out formally and said he’s lying.

Again.

Beef bullshit.

It’s what’s for dinner.

697
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:51:18pm

Trump running up AF1 to get out of the rain leaving Melania behind…again.

698
prairiefire  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:52:46pm

Hey, lizards! Happy crazy Friday. Is this a Mueller drop Friday? I always enjoy those.

699
JordanRules  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:53:20pm
700
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:53:26pm

Ooh, Charles…you now embed facebook vids?

Here’s one I recorded with Alexa.

701
Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:54:06pm

FFS, this wind.
Hearing all kinds of crazy noises outside.

702
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:54:22pm

There’s a guy in the bucket of a cherry picker, just driving - slowly - past my window, on the 2nd floor. I don’t know what he’s doing. He stopped and seemed to be taking pictures of the outside of the building with something like an iPad.

Weird.

703
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:55:13pm

re: #693 ObserverArt

That is a fallacy. Heritagecare never existed.

I know, I think I have the emails from the Heritage Foundation telling me so around here somewhere. They were only kicking around ideas, never meant to be serious legislation. That’s what they do you know; research policy.

In fact, they upon further study never endorsed it.

Write and ask them. You too can get the same documents if you are nice and act like you too are researching.

“It was a joke! Geez, you Libtards have no sense of humor!”

704
PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:55:31pm

re: #701 Varek Raith

That is what happens when your weather map looks like this:
weather.gov

And I am seeing horizontal snow out of my windows. :(

705
Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:57:49pm

re: #704 PhillyPretzel

That is what happens when your weather map looks like this:
weather.gov

Some crazy shit.
I blame Al Gore.

706
Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:59:06pm

OEAprllbFlrlAfW/pJqxuVRUhUS9Q7+UF55qqKGjaoJZQagmyU/HkIei6pyRr+gh8ZheRNDZXDsm2SUBYl4wbsTV6fAlDRXQ1aGwAFa91wMBw5z3zTK2mRZqniK0KST0rx1iQ5w82KDfflDJAxQi+IX7yfmdSqWQ/3zbDp9L1RMytvxZtbh2G3Pu0br/ZAHwp6iW38wEDdfWaIAKoSMWl3Iy06vFxsdF

708
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 1:59:50pm
709
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:01:14pm
710
Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:01:22pm

re: #697 darthstar

Trump running up AF1 to get out of the rain leaving Melania behind…again.

[Embedded content]

Pretty much the whole sad-assed story in those two vids. Hard to say a country that lets that happen doesn’t deserve the outcome.

711
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:01:55pm

re: #706 Stanley Sea

How long did that take?

712
Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:02:59pm

re: #711 darthstar

How long did that take?

Well, that poor dino in front died of extinction…

713
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:03:08pm
714
MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:05:05pm

Yup. She’s his Achilles heel. Turn Ivanka and that’s that.

715
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:06:39pm
716
Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:08:01pm

re: #715 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Drives me nuts when people drive throught flood waters like that.

717
Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:08:02pm

re: #714 MsJ

Yup. She’s his Achilles heel. Turn Ivanka and that’s that.

[Embedded content]

Donny continues to strike me as the kinda who wants to be “loved” by his workers by making his underlings the “bad guys” when it comes to layoffs.

718
Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:08:57pm

re: #714 MsJ

Yup. She’s his Achilles heel. Turn Ivanka and that’s that.

[Embedded content]

Just let them live in the WH basement—parents of millennials are cool with that.

719
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:10:08pm

re: #715 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

gonna toast those transmissions

720
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:10:43pm
721
Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:11:00pm

re: #719 dangerman

gonna toast those transmissions

Right, that’s sea water.
Yeesh.

722
Slump-chan  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:11:16pm

re: #622 Belafon

Katie Hopkins✔
@ KTHopkins
My sympathy for the #ParklandShooting is very limited. We should not let kids who are upset make big decisions - particularly on gun control @ nowthisnews @ NRA
11:49 AM - Feb 27, 2018

Katie Hopkins lives in England. I would like to invite her to shut the fuck up.

723
Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:12:06pm

re: #722 Pineapple Pizzagate

Katie Hopkins lives in England. I would like to invite her to shut the fuck up.

I suppose the Royal Mail would work.

724
ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:12:17pm

re: #697 darthstar

Trump running up AF1 to get out of the rain leaving Melania behind…again.

[Embedded content]

Compare that Trump to the Trump in the infamous Access Hollywood Tape.

Pay particular attention from about 2:30 to just 3:42.

See any differences? I do and it is telling.

Full tape with lewd Donald Trump remarks (Access Hollywood)

725
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:12:28pm
726
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:12:38pm

re: #713 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s like I said a while back - he has a really, really simpleminded view of the world. It was obvious in his announcement speech back in 2015, when he said,

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

“When Mexico sends its people”. Think about that. He sees ‘Mexico’ as a unit. Mexican government, Mexican people, Mexican companies, Mexican branches of American companies, Mexican drug cartels - it’s all one thing.

People immigrating from Mexico are CHOSEN BY Mexico to come here.

The trade deficit with Mexico is sitting in Mexico’s bank account, and they should use that to pay us for the Wall.

Mexico sends drugs here.

Any man who thinks in terms that simplistic will never grasp that the richest country has trade deficits because we’re the ones who have the money to buy everyone else’s shit.

But don’t worry. He’ll fix that. We won’t be the richest country, if he keeps up like this.

727
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:14:23pm

re: #722 Pineapple Pizzagate

Katie Hopkins lives in England. I would like to invite her to shut the fuck up.

what “decisions”?

they are registering to vote and lobbying for legislative changes

728
prairiefire  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:14:53pm

re: #706 Stanley Sea

SvPC51mg4pm6ZWuTtdFSFMMTlO9ev6W8Mvsx5neScTwxF5EIIZga5g==

eGvTEoszXM33TW63O/JAnl2tnte+faUgvslz4rOS1YRhoxZdaiyqyg==

729
PhillyPretzel  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:15:57pm

I just checked I still have my downspout. :)

730
dangerman  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:16:40pm

re: #697 darthstar

Trump running up AF1 to get out of the rain leaving Melania behind…again.

[Embedded content]

his hair is more important

731
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:17:31pm

re: #730 dangerman

his hair is more important

Obviously, his HEIR isn’t.

732
Unshaken Defiance  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:18:07pm

re: #715 FormerDirtDart
Somebody tell that cop it’s rude to make a big wake in the harbor

733
ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:20:15pm

re: #715 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

I bet that car stopped running a few feet after the video stops.

734
Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:22:37pm

re: #711 darthstar

How long did that take?

This was just the random luck on my boarding pass.

I keep thinking about doing the application but never do.

735
MsJ  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:24:19pm
736
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:25:51pm

re: #733 ObserverArt

I bet that car stopped running a few feet after the video stops.

I remember a couple years back, coming home during a heavy rainstorm. Traffic was so slow on my usual route that I took a back road, not realizing 1) how high the creek would be running and 2) just how low the road is relative to that.

I did what they tell you never to do, and drove through a flooded patch. But I let a Honda Civic go through first.

We both made it, and there were no other flooded places, but in retrospect that was one of the STUPIDEST things I’ve ever done!

737
darthstar  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:27:27pm

Okay…just signed up for TSA Pre online. Signed the missus up too. Go in Monday morning to get fingerprinted and show them my passport. 5 years for $85. Kind of silly not to do it.

Too bad I didn’t think of this two months ago. Probably won’t get to use it for our flight to Hawaii on the 11th.

738
prairiefire  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:28:39pm

I’m getting a new passport and I’m thinking of paying extra to get it sooner. I don’t know, I feel like there is a long que.

739
Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:49:14pm

re: #728 prairiefire

bkbX1A6Xq18QrSmZxML4o+5L4vld/6Y/j0kHXPlt8UNmrcIkfHvxiz59Y5b3Hq6XDa84cWuAimCLC/vfpyj2/8d/mGsOp3zEGAdYiOR9vEwoYp99V+25FFDdcpGC/XjcgDuZLMdsBMIuzh5qKsv44lrrMESHA0osaioJdxjJ8PpyhRlNQRYIkjyychRxw7rmYYK8iMfO8H6UMNCWijeL+g==

740
Stanley Sea  Mar 2, 2018 • 2:51:02pm

re: #738 prairiefire

I’m getting a new passport and I’m thinking of paying extra to get it sooner. I don’t know, I feel like there is a long que.

Pay the extra.

741
ckkatz  Mar 2, 2018 • 7:11:50pm

re: #729 PhillyPretzel

I just checked I still have my downspout. :)

Lucky!

I lost one of my downspouts and some siding as well as 2 trees and some fencing.
(DC ‘burbs about 10 miles from Dull-Duller-Dulles AIrport.)


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Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer There's a lot more to the lyrics and the video than you first see, while the music amd vocal style reminds me of some "hopeful while showing the hopeless" '70's tunes. “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino smarturl.ittour tickets ...
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The 36% Deplorables Still Back the Babooncnn.com No suprise to me. Despite the raving lunatic Tweets, the nonsense policy decisions, the stoking of racial tensions, the Mafia Thug style approach to law, and the blatant grabs for more power, Trump has not dipped in his support ...
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