The Bob Cesca Show: Flood the Zone

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

Flood The Zone: NSFW; Jacki Schechner from InvestigateRussia.org is here; Stormy Daniels NDA mentions ‘paternity information’; What if Trump paid for an abortion; Sarah Huckabee Sanders pisses off Trump; Trump keeps trying to get Russia details from witnesses; John Kelly warns Trump; Nunberg finally complied; The bombshell David Corn revelations about Trump, the Agalarovs and Miss Universe; Trump and peeing; Mueller looking into 2017 Seychelles meeting; and much more.

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261 comments

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:33:41pm
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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:34:06pm
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Semper Fi  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:36:43pm

re: #1 darthstar

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Trump may not be able to fire his lawyer. He knows too much. Lol

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:37:44pm

re the lead photo, i’ve said it before:

you paid them to pose with you (or whatever else)

my guess is none of them like you or want to be there

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:40:00pm

re: #3 Semper Fi

Either that or because no other lawyer wants anything to do with him.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:40:23pm

re: #1 darthstar

Again, the porn star hires better lawyers than the President? I thought HE hired the best people.

She has actual assets to cover.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:40:26pm

re: #4 dangerman

re the lead photo, i’ve said it before:

you paid them to pose with you (or whatever else)

my guess is none of them like you or want to be there

THIS.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:41:04pm

re: #6 Decatur Deb

She has actual assets to cover.

Or uncover depending on circumstances.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:41:15pm

re: #4 dangerman

re the lead photo, i’ve said it before:

you paid them to pose with you (or whatever else)

my guess is none of them like you or want to be there

Those women are from the WWE. It was probably from when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The Bella Twins (the two on either end of the photo) clearly look like they don’t want to be there.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:42:02pm
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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:48:41pm

re: #9 KGxvi

Those women are from the WWE. It was probably from when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The Bella Twins (the two on either end of the photo) clearly look like they don’t want to be there.

do we wanna know how you know this?

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:49:27pm

re: #11 dangerman

do we wanna know how you know this?

I’m a life long wrestling fan. Not ashamed to admit it.

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Citizen K  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:52:33pm

re: #12 KGxvi

I’m a life long wrestling fan. Not ashamed to admit it.

The McMahons can make it hard sometimes, especially when they go back to the age old xenophobia well at times.

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:53:09pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:53:43pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

Says who?
/

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:54:01pm

re: #14 Skip Intro

A whole lot of smart, poor kids could go to college debt-free with that money.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:54:50pm

re: #13 Citizen K

The McMahons can make it hard sometimes, especially when they go back to the age old xenophobia well at times.

Yeah, I wouldn’t mind seeing Vince retire. But there’s some non-WWE stuff out there now that is pretty entertaining. Really like Lucha Underground, and while I haven’t watched much the NJPW and ROH stuff, particularly with the Bullet Club looks really interesting.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:56:03pm
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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:57:18pm

re: #13 Citizen K

The McMahons can make it hard sometimes, especially when they go back to the age old xenophobia well at times.

back in the 60’s when i was growing up in NY, i used to watch lucha libre on uhf 43 and 47
it was in spanish

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:57:37pm

Just another coinky-dense.

Jersey Shore town seeks ferry to dock next to Kushner resort

The federal government has been advising a beach town on the Jersey Shore on plans to build a pier and start a ferry service that would speed New Yorkers to the doorstep of a resort co-owned by Jared Kushner.

Kushner’s seaside resort sits right next to the proposed pier, which places the federal government in the awkward position of helping steer a project that would benefit President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. Once the project is complete, a former city official said it would raise property values at the Kushner resort, which is currently selling 269 condos for as much as $1.9 million each.

abcnews.go.com

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:58:04pm

re: #14 Skip Intro

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whazzat like 2 miles?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:00:04pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:00:12pm

re: #12 KGxvi

I’m a life long wrestling fan. Not ashamed to admit it.

Me neither! :)

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BlueGrl21  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:01:16pm

re: #18 JordanRules

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They have lost their fucking minds.

I will not be happy until this evil organization is disbanded and their headquarters torn down and the ground sown with salt.

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:01:21pm

re: #16 Ace Rothstein

A whole lot of smart, poor kids could go to college debt-free with that money.

that was my point last thread re the florida legislature’s $400m

they can always find the money for these asinine projects and causes.
or destroy the deficit for tax cuts

but horrors to actually put the money into education or health care or ….

the difference between the parties is stark. how some dont see it is beyond me
thank god it’s friday and wine is chilling

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Targetpractice  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:01:23pm

re: #14 Skip Intro

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So on a day when these soldiers should be at home with their families or out doing something worthwhile with their time off, they’re gonna be marching for this wannabe dictator’s dick to get hard. And worse than that, they’re going to have to endure weeks of preparations and rehearsals for this shitshow, all for a single day’s event that will not end until sometime late that night or the following day.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:03:30pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:04:32pm

re: #26 Targetpractice

And this will all happen just after an election in which, god willing, the GOP will get obliterated.

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freetoken  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:04:42pm

This weekend’s storm looking like it will be a dud for us down here:



The only good thing is that the cloud cover will keep the temps from being too cold at night, and the high humidity means little for the heating bill.
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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:04:55pm

re: #26 Targetpractice

What are period uniforms?

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Citizen K  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:05:23pm

re: #17 KGxvi

Yeah, I wouldn’t mind seeing Vince retire. But there’s some non-WWE stuff out there now that is pretty entertaining. Really like Lucha Underground, and while I haven’t watched much the NJPW and ROH stuff, particularly with the Bullet Club looks really interesting.

Sadly, Lucha Underground has gone through some major issues, which is sad since I really loved the first season, and the second season, while it had some problems, was still pretty damn good.

ROH I’ve fallen off of, and I just can’t stay up long enough to watch New Japan live.

That said, NXT is still knocking it out of the park on a regular basis lately.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:05:36pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

What are period uniforms?

Something particularly feminine?

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:05:57pm

re: #26 Targetpractice

So on a day when these soldiers should be at home with their families or out doing something worthwhile with their time off, they’re gonna be marching for this wannabe dictator’s dick to get hard. And worse than that, they’re going to have to endure weeks of preparations and rehearsals for this shitshow, all for a single day’s event that will not end until sometime late that night or the following day.

and it’s “spent”, wasted money
not “invested” money

there is no return on this
while the rest of the world goes

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:07:05pm

re: #1 darthstar

I’d hate to be a lawyer this weekend. Every lawyer within a mile of a contract involving Trump will be inspecting them so closely they’ll be able to recite them from memory come Monday.

I’d love to see what they come up with.

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:08:36pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:09:24pm

re: #26 Targetpractice

So on a day when these soldiers should be at home with their families or out doing something worthwhile with their time off, they’re gonna be marching for this wannabe dictator’s dick to get hard. And worse than that, they’re going to have to endure weeks of preparations and rehearsals for this shitshow, all for a single day’s event that will not end until sometime late that night or the following day.

The reference to period uniforms suggests the Army is keeping it manageable by using the 3rd INF Regiment (The Old Guard). They are the (more than) ceremonial unit which guards the Tomb of the Unknowns and burials at Arlington. They are quartered in the National Capital Region.

oldguard.mdw.army.mil

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:13:44pm

re: #24 BlueGrl21

They have lost their fucking minds.

I will not be happy until this evil organization is disbanded and their headquarters torn down and the ground sown with salt.

They are going to fight us on everything. Like you said, the organization needs to end. Done.

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:15:49pm

this is the washington post

i posted it for the headline:

Trump is Wile E. Coyote

the rest of the world is just catching up
we did that here weeks ago when “stable genius” came out

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:15:49pm

A little trip down Trump memory lane. Just to keep things in context.

Trump: I will sue my accusers after the campaign

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:16:18pm

I see Shkreli had a productive run in with Karma earlier today.

Couldn’t happen to a better asshole.

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:16:46pm

Something else I just thought … the suit might not be looking to make the NDA invalid, but to change the conversation. The alleged affair is now small potatoes compared to the incompetent cover up. Ms Daniels might come out with a video of she peeing on Trump and it won’t sway the conversation from Cohen.

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BlueGrl21  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:17:27pm

re: #32 Eclectic Cyborg

Something particularly feminine?

///

I see you.

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:20:16pm

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

I see Shkreli had a productive run in with Karma earlier today.

Couldn’t happen to a better asshole.

Well… Actually. There is a better asshole whom I’m rooting for longer than a piddly seven year sentence.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:21:22pm

re: #22 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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It seems she said as a pageant contestant but she should definitely be pressed on it since she used the Bible to justify her view.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:21:41pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:32:57pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Varek Raith  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:34:03pm

re: #45 goddamnedfrank
I am NOT a menace!
I find that offensive!

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:35:38pm

re: #45 goddamnedfrank

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Reminds me of what Nixon did with the WH guards.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:35:43pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

What are period uniforms?

Make your choice Skip.

Maybe you want to be a Doughboy. Or, how about one of the Civil War wool coats and pants?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:36:36pm

re: #47 Varek Raith

I am NOT a menace!
I find that offensive!

Look, if you’re Team Edward, you’re a menace, that’s all there is to it.

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Varek Raith  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:38:32pm
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Varek Raith  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:39:36pm

re: #50 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Look, if you’re Team Edward, you’re a menace, that’s all there is to it.

*Takes deep, calming breath*

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Citizen K  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:40:54pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:41:49pm

re: #36 Decatur Deb

The reference to period uniforms suggests the Army is keeping it manageable by using the 3rd INF Regiment (The Old Guard). They are the (more than) ceremonial unit which guards the Tomb of the Unknowns and burials at Arlington. They are quartered in the National Capital Region.

oldguard.mdw.army.mil

I hope Trump talks up a massive parade and it turns out to be five minutes and over.

Or else the parade just keeps going around the block and past a clueless Trump.

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Citizen K  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:44:40pm

re: #53 Citizen K

And to compound my point on spite:

Most folks railing on ‘illegals’ in the end don’t really give a shit about the actual status. They hate them because the spite makes them powerful. And they get a high off spiting folks either in a lesser situation or who have actual fucking emotions that apparently keep them from being proper ‘alphas’ whose only valid emotion is anger.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:45:37pm

re: #36 Decatur Deb

The reference to period uniforms suggests the Army is keeping it manageable by using the 3rd INF Regiment (The Old Guard). They are the (more than) ceremonial unit which guards the Tomb of the Unknowns and burials at Arlington. They are quartered in the National Capital Region.

oldguard.mdw.army.mil

When our classes’ National Honor Society and other class flotsam, like me as class president, went to DC as a student trip the guys all rode a bus to some Army base that was right there in the DC area.

But I cannot remember the name. It was cool in a strange way for the times.

We got our own barracks and had breakfast in the mess hall. What could be better than that for a bunch of Catholic high school boys in 1972? The time of tricky Dicky and Vietnam…and hard rock.

I remember we were signing CSN&Y’s “Ohio” on the bus on the way to DC from Ohio.

The girls in our class stayed at some school dorm or something. That was a three-night stay with uncle Sam, Thursday through Saturday. We were all 1 1/2 months from graduation.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:46:34pm

re: #55 Citizen K

They hate them because the spite makes them powerful.

Best single sentence summary.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:49:24pm

re: #43 MsJ

Well… Actually. There is a better asshole whom I’m rooting for longer than a piddly seven year sentence.

Why MsJ…I thought you would have made that:

There are better assholes whom I’m rooting for longer than piddly seven year sentences.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:49:39pm

re: #57 The Ghost of a Flea

It is really, really good.

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stpaulbear  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:49:45pm

Saw this story earlier today but couldn’t post it. The Trump justice department is suing a nursing home for requiring a nursing assistant to get a flu shot against her “religious beliefs”. She doesn’t even belong to a church. Her body is the temple. This is complete bullcrap that the government is supporting this woman in her suit. Read the article.

Barnell Williams didn’t want a flu shot.

But the nursing home where she worked forced her to get one, she alleges, even after she explained that the vaccine went against her religious beliefs. Her body, Williams allegedly told her employer, is a holy temple, and the Bible prohibits her from putting foreign substances into it.

On Tuesday, the federal government sued Wisconsin’s Ozaukee County, claiming that Williams faced religious discrimination in 2016 when the county-owned nursing home, Lasata Care Center, mandated she get a flu shot to continue working there. Williams, a certified nursing assistant, had worked at the nursing home from December 2015 to June 2017, according to the lawsuit.

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meteor  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:55:20pm
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:57:03pm

re: #60 stpaulbear

Saw this story earlier today but couldn’t post it. The Trump justice department is suing a nursing home for requiring a nursing assistant to get a flu shot against her “religious beliefs”. She doesn’t even belong to a church. Her body is the temple. This is complete bullcrap that the government is supporting this woman in her suit. Read the article.

If you’re in constant contact with people, I don’t care what your “religious” beliefs, it’s perfectly naturally to require a flu shot.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:57:07pm

re: #61 meteor

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I remember when I lived in a lakeside cabin with no garage, my cat would hear the rumble of my truck pulling into the gravel driveway and hop up onto the back of the couch and stare out the front windows, waiting for me to come inside and acknowledge his existence as master of the universe.

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whitebeach  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:00:14pm

re: #14 Skip Intro

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Ryan Browne

@rabrowne75
CNN Exclusive: The Pentagon has issued a memo outlining how President Trump’s sought after military parade on Veterans Day will look. Parade will include period uniforms, airplanes but no tanks to avoid damaging infrastructure. Route will go from the White House to the Capitol

Do you like gladiator movies, son?

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wrenchwench  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:09:28pm

re: #60 stpaulbear

Her body, Williams allegedly told her employer, is a holy temple, and the Bible prohibits her from putting foreign substances into it.

She’s gonna starve.

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whitebeach  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:10:50pm

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

I see Shkreli had a productive run in with Karma earlier today.

Couldn’t happen to a better asshole.

I’m kinda hoping the judge or someone will just sorta arbitrarily bump the Shkrel’s 7-year sentence up by, like, 1300% or so.

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petesh  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:11:38pm

re: #54 stpaulbear

I hope Trump talks up a massive parade and it turns out to be five minutes and over.

Or else the parade just keeps going around the block and past a clueless Trump.

Yes, yes yes! Posilutely. Roger, wilco. Affirmative. (I agree.)

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Jay C  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:11:50pm

re: #65 wrenchwench

re: #60 stpaulbear

Her body, Williams allegedly told her employer, is a holy temple, and the Bible prohibits her from putting foreign substances into it.

She’s gonna starve.

Naaah, that rule only applies to “foreign” substances - domestic substances, like McDonald’s or KFC are obviously OK with God…..

No tacos for you, Nell……

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:12:18pm

re: #58 ObserverArt

Why MsJ…I thought you would have made that:

There are better assholes whom I’m rooting for longer than piddly seven year sentences.

There’s that! Well spotted!

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:13:03pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:13:32pm

re: #65 wrenchwench

She’s gonna starve.

Boss wouldn’t accommodate my religious practices, couldn’t afford the kitty litter and household bleach.

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:16:18pm

For those in need of a feel good news: news.psu.edu

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EPR-radar  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:18:34pm

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

9 PM: Let me show you where Jimmy Hoffa is buried.

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wrenchwench  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:20:49pm

re: #68 Jay C

Naaah, that rule only applies to “foreign” substances - domestic substances, like McDonald’s or KFC are obviously OK with God…..

No tacos for you, Nell……

We got domestic tacos! But I’m guessing Nuevo Mexico doesn’t count.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:26:08pm

re: #74 wrenchwench

We got domestic tacos! But I’m guessing Nuevo Mexico doesn’t count.

Look, I don’t see what’s so hard to understand about this. It has the word “MEXICO” in it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:28:19pm

When the going gets tough, the tough go Full Retard.

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:28:59pm

re: #49 ObserverArt

Make your choice Skip.

Maybe you want to be a Doughboy. Or, how about one of the Civil War wool coats and pants?

So it’s a costume party. Cool.

I’m going as General Washington.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:28:59pm

Reload #76

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:30:03pm

re: #76 Blind Frog Belly White

When the going gets tough, the tough go Full Retard.

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It’s kind of endearing, watching him break down in real time…too bad he’s not just doing it as a D list reality TV personality, but as President.

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:30:38pm

re: #76 Blind Frog Belly White

When the going gets tough, the tough go Full Retard.

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Little Rocket Man meets Dolt45. Pay per view with Vince McMahon doing the color commentary.

The ratings will be YUUUGE.

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:31:27pm

re: #80 Skip Intro

Little Rocket Man meets Dolt45. Pay per view with Vince McMahon doing the color commentary.

I saw on facebook Trump’s base referred to as Cult 45.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:32:02pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:32:43pm

re: #81 darthstar

In one corner, Little Rocket Man. In the other, The Deranged Dotard.

latimes.com

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stpaulbear  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:32:52pm

re: #79 darthstar

It’s kind of endearing, watching him break down in real time…too bad he’s not just doing it as a D list reality TV personality, but as President.

It would be more endearing if he were taking Pence and Ryan down with him.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:34:36pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

What are period uniforms?

re: #32 Eclectic Cyborg

Something particularly feminine?

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The USAF fields a MABU, a Maternity Airman Battle Uniform. There’s a few things to ponder, there.

(The Army seems to have renamed the old Maternity Battle Dress Uniform, now calling it the Maternity Work Uniform.)

military.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:35:08pm

re: #80 Skip Intro

Little Rocket Man meets Dolt45. Pay per view with Vince McMahon doing the color commentary.

The ratings will be YUUUGE.

Picture, if you will, Kim Jong Un, who’s not as crazy and stupid as he’s portrayed, negotiating with “Meeting Trump”, the guy who showed up for the “negotiations” with Congress on immigration and later on guns, and who’s both crazier and stupider than you can imagine.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:35:16pm

re: #76 Blind Frog Belly White

When the going gets tough, the tough go Full Retard.

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When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:39:03pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

What are period uniforms?

It will be the 100th anniversary after all

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wrenchwench  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:39:04pm

re: #75 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Look, I don’t see what’s so hard to understand about this. It has the word “MEXICO” in it.

But the t-shirt says, ‘It’s not New and it’s not Mexico.’

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:40:54pm

re: #88 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

So the flyover will use biplanes. Perfect for Trump.

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wrenchwench  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:41:02pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

The USAF fields a MABU, a Maternity Airman Battle Uniform. There’s a few things to ponder, there.

(The Army seems to have renamed the old Maternity Battle Dress Uniform, now calling it the Maternity Work Uniform.)

At least they didn’t name it the Maternity Labor Uniform.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:43:07pm

re: #90 Skip Intro

So the flyover will use biplanes. Perfect for Trump.

Dirigibles

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:44:24pm

re: #92 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Dirigibles

Gasbag 1.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:44:58pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

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DAMMIT!!! So the only place we can see Chuckie from now on is in Russian video games, Gab, Nazi rallies and various ethnic snuff films?

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:46:03pm

re: #88 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It will be the 100th anniversary after all

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Nice wool uniforms. I bet our itchy ass troops will be loving their POTUS on what is supposed to be their holiday.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:46:12pm

re: #90 Skip Intro

So the flyover will use biplanes. Perfect for Trump.

I would volunteer to fly that myself, but not for Cheeto.

There are quite a few of these still flying. Stearman Model 75

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:47:37pm

re: #88 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It will be the 100th anniversary after all

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Will there be mock mustard gas attacks too?

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:48:00pm

re: #60 stpaulbear

Saw this story earlier today but couldn’t post it. The Trump justice department is suing a nursing home for requiring a nursing assistant to get a flu shot against her “religious beliefs”. She doesn’t even belong to a church. Her body is the temple. This is complete bullcrap that the government is supporting this woman in her suit. Read the article.

She’ll win easily.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:48:20pm

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

I would volunteer to fly that myself, but not for Cheeto.

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There are quite a few of these still flying. Stearman Model 75

Those Fokkers were flying Messerschmidts!!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:48:26pm

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

I would volunteer to fly that myself, but not for Cheeto.

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There are quite a few of these still flying. Stearman Model 75

Sopwith Camel, or go home.

The Plane That Took Down von Richtofen.
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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:50:17pm

re: #100 Blind Frog Belly White

Sopwith Camel, or go home.

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I’m on my phone but Google DH-4 for the finest fighter we flew.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:50:24pm

re: #100 Blind Frog Belly White

Sopwith Camel, or go home.

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The plane that demonstrated that sometimes, it is faster to turn to the right to go left.

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EPR-radar  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:51:03pm

re: #98 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

She’ll win easily.

If so, that is truly fucked in the head. If you are going to work in health care, refusing to get the flu shot is a modern version of being a Typhoid Mary.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:52:28pm

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

I would volunteer to fly that myself, but not for Cheeto.

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There are quite a few of these still flying. Stearman Model 75

You invert it and I’ll drop from it. Did get one jump from a fabric covered Noorduyn Norseman.

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stpaulbear  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:53:44pm

Amazon is crapping on my wish lists. Every single item on all of the lists has a message that says Exclusively for Prime Members. I don’t want Amazon Prime. I want as little Amazon as possible in my life.

The items tempting me today are some CDs by June Tabor, I was planning on buying them from a UK Marketplace seller anyway - much cheaper but it takes 2-3 weeks for shipping. It’s just kind of pissy that Amazon won’t let me buy anything from Amazon.

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Citizen K  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:54:00pm

re: #57 The Ghost of a Flea

Best single sentence summary.

I wish I could even say it was simply that they feel psychologically powerful. But look at the current landscape: spite is the most efficient political currency out their. Trump and his cult have pretty much cornered the entire company running on pure spite and may essentially set their spite into permanence if the Justice Kennedy retirement rumors are true.

Spite has made them all-fucking-powerful, because spite and guns are the true American Gods. And to try and fight that only seems to ensure that you’ll be killed by one and buried by the other. The only way to win in this country is to out-hate the ‘other’ it seems like.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:54:43pm

re: #103 EPR-radar

If so, that is truly fucked in the head. If you are going to work in health care, refusing to get the flu shot is a modern version of being a Typhoid Mary.

I’m hip, but my little hospital has a few anti-vaxxers who sign waivers.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:55:35pm

re: #107 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I’m hip, but my little hospital has a few anti-vaxxers who sign waivers.

Do the patients sign one too?

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:56:02pm

re: #105 stpaulbear

Amazon is crapping on my wish lists. Every single item on all of the lists has a message that says Exclusively for Prime Members. I don’t want Amazon Prime. I want as little Amazon as possible in my life.

The items tempting me today are some CDs by June Tabor, I was planning on buying them from a UK Marketplace seller anyway - much cheaper but it takes 2-3 weeks for shipping. It’s just kind of pissy that Amazon won’t let me buy anything from Amazon.

eBay, my friend.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:57:56pm

re: #108 Decatur Deb

Do the patients sign one too?

Yeah, can I sign something that only allows staff who aren’t fucking morons to touch me?

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Varek Raith  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:58:20pm

Can I get a medical bracelet that states I am not to be treated by anyone with such a waiver?
That’d be swell.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:59:15pm

re: #108 Decatur Deb

No, but patients are free to refuse.

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stpaulbear  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:59:42pm

re: #109 MsJ

eBay, my friend.

I like eBay even less than I like Amazon.

I hate everything.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:00:15pm

re: #112 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

No, but patients are free to refuse.

What is that hospital’s policy on moxibustion?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:00:52pm

re: #113 stpaulbear

I like eBay even less than I like Amazon.

I hate everything.

You are such a Luddite.///

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:01:36pm

re: #111 Varek Raith

Doubtful.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:01:40pm

re: #114 Decatur Deb

What is that hospital’s policy on moxibustion?

I had to look that one up. Good job, you taught me my one thing today.

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Varek Raith  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:02:42pm

re: #116 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Doubtful.

See, that’s a problem now isn’t it?

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stpaulbear  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:02:45pm

re: #115 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

You are such a Luddite.///

I am.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:03:51pm

re: #119 stpaulbear

I am.

Then you’ll be wanting that album on 600 wax cylinders.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:04:18pm

re: #114 Decatur Deb

We had a guy who tried to smoke in the bathroom of his room. I had a talk with him about the risks of C-diff on our facility and he never did it again.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:06:22pm

re: #121 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

We had a guy who tried to smoke in the bathroom of his room. I had a talk with him about the risks of C-diff on our facility and he never did it again.

Won’t let smokers in the garden—Tobacco Mosaic Virus.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:08:17pm

re: #113 stpaulbear

I like eBay even less than I like Amazon.

I hate everything.

I’m liking this comment.

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stpaulbear  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:12:44pm

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Then you’ll be wanting that album on 600 wax cylinders.

A lot of music sellers/consumers already see CDs as a modern version of wax cylinders.

Even though digital is on the upswing, physical is still performing relatively well on a global basis — if not in the U.S. market, where CD sales were down 18.5 percent last year. But things are about to get worse here, if some of the noise coming out of the big-box retailers comes to fruition.

Best Buy has just told music suppliers that it will pull CDs from its stores come July 1. At one point, Best Buy was the most powerful music merchandiser in the U.S., but nowadays it’s a shadow of its former self, with a reduced and shoddy offering of CDs. Sources suggest that the company’s CD business is nowadays only generating about $40 million annually. While it says it’s planning to pull out CDs, Best Buy will continue to carry vinyl for the next two years, keeping a commitment it made to vendors. The vinyl will now be merchandised with the turntables, sources suggest.

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CleverToad  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:13:59pm

re: #88 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It will be the 100th anniversary after all

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If we had a sane President, it would actually be rather cool to have an official commemoration of the 100th in DC. Biplanes and period uniforms, presented (by volunteers) with honor and respect, for an audience of as many military families as can fit. Displays of some of the planes and cannons on the White House Lawn; a military band playing the relevant music; things for the kids to do. An event with the President as merely the host for people who deserve the honor.

Coordinate with exhibits at the Smithsonian for the public. Heck, you could do a SHORT parade down the Mall with the re-enactors in full regalia. But the focus would be the anniversary, not the aggrandizement.

Yeah. I know. That’s one really big IF…

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:14:09pm

re: #95 bill d. (b.d.)

Nice wool uniforms. I bet our itchy ass troops will be loving their POTUS on what is supposed to be their holiday.

Itchy ass troops.
That took me out! LOL!!!

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:21:08pm

re: #100 Blind Frog Belly White

Sopwith Camel, or go home.
The Plane That Took Down von Richtofen

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He was hit by ground-fire. Brown never touched him.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:23:38pm

I was about to jokingly ask if they were gonna have ships in the parade, but I remembered when they have the Army Navy game in Philadelphia, and at times when the President was in town to award to Presidential Medal of Freedom on the Fourth of July, the Navy would dock a destroyer or a couple frigates at Penn’s Landing in Center City. They said it was for recruitment and showing the flag, but a relative of mine said they were there on business, to provide anti-aircraft protection. He said it’s easier to have a ship run up from VA than to truck in a SAM battery, and far less ominous.

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stpaulbear  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:28:27pm

re: #100 Blind Frog Belly White

Sopwith Camel, or go home.

OK.

Sopwith Camel - Fazon (1973)

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majii  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:30:24pm

re: #103 EPR-radar

“If so, that is truly fucked in the head. If you are going to work in health care, refusing to get the flu shot is a modern version of being a Typhoid Mary.”

I agree, but according to her and Sessions, her right to negatively impact the lives of those whose health is already compromised outweighs their right to be protected because of her “deeply held religious beliefs.” This is pure, 100% BS. How in the hell should her so-called deeply held religious belief to refuse a flu shot be allowed to endanger the health of those she’s tasked with caring for in a nursing home? Sessions is, and has always been, someone who thinks his religion should permit him and others practicing that religion to make religious-based choices, even if those choices harm others or restrict their constitutional rights. He really belongs in a padded cell in a mental health facility, not in the position of U.S. A. G.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:30:35pm

re: #124 stpaulbear

I was once a Columbia House member, and got a shitload of CDs real cheap.

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electrotek  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:31:05pm
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Mattand  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:35:42pm

re: #113 stpaulbear

I like eBay even less than I like Amazon.

I hate everything.

(Whatever It Is) I’m Against It!

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Decatur Deb  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:37:30pm

NRA sues Florida to block part of new gun law

cnn.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:41:21pm

re: #134 Decatur Deb

NRA sues Florida to block part of new gun law

cnn.com

Welp, that didn’t take long.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:41:40pm

Some funny replies as I’m sure you can imagine.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:44:28pm
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electrotek  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:47:22pm
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Dave In Austin  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:50:14pm

The Fork of Gorka….

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:52:18pm
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electrotek  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:54:07pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:55:06pm

re: #139 Dave In Austin

The Fork of Gorka….

A legendary magic item like the Ring of Gaxx or the Eye and Hand of Vecna. Lets you park wherever you goddamned want.

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:57:31pm

re: #113 stpaulbear

I like eBay even less than I like Amazon.

I hate everything.

Mikey, is that you?

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wheat-dogg  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:58:45pm

Trump trying to keep the NoKo thing alive.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:59:32pm

re: #139 Dave In Austin

The Fork of Gorka….

Ruprecht Sebastian! Keep the cork on the fork!”

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:59:48pm
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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:01:25pm

re: #144 wheat-dogg

Yes indeed. Cause Stormy has a sitdown with a lady named Katie this Sunday.

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:02:34pm

re: #130 majii

“If so, that is truly fucked in the head. If you are going to work in health care, refusing to get the flu shot is a modern version of being a Typhoid Mary.”

I agree, but according to her and Sessions, her right to negatively impact the lives of those whose health is already compromised outweighs their right to be protected because of her “deeply held religious beliefs.” This is pure, 100% BS. How in the hell should her so-called deeply held religious belief to refuse a flu shot be allowed to endanger the health of those she’s tasked with caring for in a nursing home? Sessions is, and has always been, someone who thinks his religion should permit him and others practicing that religion to make religious-based choices, even if those choices harm others or restrict their constitutional rights. He really belongs in a padded cell in a mental health facility, not in the position of U.S. A. G.

If hers is a religion then anything is a religion

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electrotek  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:02:49pm

Riz Ahmed, aka Riz MC, is a Pakistani that I could be ever more proud of:

Instagram

A transgender lady in Karachi, face bleeding fresh from a street-fight. The transgender community has been an established part of South Asian culture for hundreds of years. You see many many more transgender people walking around in Pakistan than in New York or London. In recent times Pakistan has even had a recognised ‘third gender’ on official government documents, cementing their place in society.
Despite this recognition however, they are marginalised and often earn a living through dancing, sex work or a kind of spiritual begging (it is believed their prayers and curses carry more weight, so it’s best not to anger them, and instead to seek their blessings). Same sex relationships are very common in Pakistan and often not thought of as a sign of homosexuality. In many ways this is a non binary culture - in terms of gender, sexuality, and faith. Religiously observant transgender sex workers who live by exacting a spiritual tax, is a good example of this.
Known as Khwaaja Sarai (or disparagingly and more commonly as ‘Hijra’) they trace their lineage at least as far back as being an important part of the Mughal royal court and administration. The community has an ancient custom of adopting newcomers into guru and disciple relationships. Financial and social rights and responsibilities flow both ways in an interdependent, although sometimes exploitative ‘family’ system.

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:04:06pm

re: #135 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Welp, that didn’t take long.

Less than an hour

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EPR-radar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:08:05pm

re: #146 JordanRules

At this point, Mueller could start his interviews with something intimidating like this: “About half the Republicans in DC are going to die in prison. Will you be one of them, or will you give up the goods on worse crooks than you?”

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:10:18pm

re: #141 electrotek

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Same mistake made in the rise of the Nazis. Sigh.

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scottslemmons  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:10:29pm

re: #152 Varek Raith

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:13:59pm

re: #146 JordanRules

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Charles Johnson  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:16:27pm
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Varek Raith  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:17:47pm
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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:20:14pm

A black lacquered box was the gift Putin gave him since he couldn’t be there.

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:21:58pm

I hope and pray.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:22:03pm

Another diplomat leaves the FS, . Coincidentally this one was based in Panama, site of some recent Trump Org. drama.

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electrotek  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:22:53pm

re: #159 MsJ

I hope and pray.

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Who would have thought a fucking porn star of all people could ultimately bring down an American presidency???

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wheat-dogg  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:23:22pm

re: #159 MsJ

After all the long, drawn-out Russia investigations, how ironic would it be for Trump to be brought down by a plain old sex scandal?

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EPR-radar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:23:38pm

re: #159 MsJ

I hope and pray.

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It’s really difficult to see how Stormygate could be so much worse than Trump’s innumerable other scandals.

But if it is, so much the better.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:23:38pm

re: #136 JordanRules

Some funny replies as I’m sure you can imagine.

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Hell I was bar hopping with that ape this weekend. He sure can party.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:23:55pm
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The Major  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:24:26pm

re: #162 wheat-dogg

After all the long, drawn-out Russia investigations, how ironic would it be for Trump to be brought down by a plain old sex scandal?

See Mandy Rice-Davies in Wikipedia….

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whitebeach  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:26:04pm

re: #130 majii

“If so, that is truly fucked in the head. If you are going to work in health care, refusing to get the flu shot is a modern version of being a Typhoid Mary.”

I agree, but according to her and Sessions, her right to negatively impact the lives of those whose health is already compromised outweighs their right to be protected because of her “deeply held religious beliefs.” This is pure, 100% BS. How in the hell should her so-called deeply held religious belief to refuse a flu shot be allowed to endanger the health of those she’s tasked with caring for in a nursing home? Sessions is, and has always been, someone who thinks his religion should permit him and others practicing that religion to make religious-based choices, even if those choices harm others or restrict their constitutional rights. He really belongs in a padded cell in a mental health facility, not in the position of U.S. A. G.

Let’s say I’ve enlisted in the army and am assigned to a combat zone. The army will have all sorts of shots for me to take, no matter where I’m going. Should I be allowed to refuse them, even though I enlisted voluntarily? After all, even if everyone else in my unit has taken the shots and presumably won’t get sick, if I go down with malaria or dengue fever or whatever in a dangerous situation, I endanger them too.

Or, back to nursing, should a Jain nurse be allowed to refuse to give beef or chicken broth to a patient? Should a Christian Scientist nurse be allowed to refuse to start a blood transfusion on a patient? Should a Muslim be allowed to refuse … ah, hell, it doesn’t matter what a Muslim or a Christian Scientist or a Jain believes, you won’t see this AG fighting for them in court. This is all about fundie nutcase Xtians, better and aptly known as The Base.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:26:24pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:28:09pm

re: #159 MsJ

I hope and pray.

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It’s the prohibition on revealing “paternity information” in the NDA that has Republicans spooked. Their base will forgive just about anything, but the possibility that Trump got Daniel’s pregnant and paid for an abortion would be like a nuclear bomb going off. Hypothetically that is the one thing that evangelicals couldn’t rationalize their way into overlooking.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:30:00pm

re: #164 Eventual Carrion

Hell I was bar hopping with that ape this weekend. He sure can party.

That dude’s got the mannerisms of an experienced smoker.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:30:45pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:31:29pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Orly Taitz takes issue with that assertion.

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EPR-radar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:32:42pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

It’s the prohibition on revealing “paternity information” in the NDA that has Republicans spooked. Their base will forgive just about anything, but the possibility that Trump got Daniel’s pregnant and paid for an abortion would be like a nuclear bomb going off. Hypothetically that is the one thing that evangelicals couldn’t rationalize their way into overlooking.

If Stormy got pregnant, Trump would have been too cheap to pay for an abortion. That would probably give the RWNJ preachers and their morally depraved followers enough wiggle room to continue with their full support of Trump.

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lawhawk  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:32:48pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:33:25pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

I am really 50/50 on whether that would do it.
Of course a good number won’t believe it, being a cult and all.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:33:42pm

re: #162 wheat-dogg

After all the long, drawn-out Russia investigations, how ironic would it be for Trump to be brought down by a plain old sex scandal?

The old soldier, having survived the horrors of Studio 54, returns to the battlefield and steps on a landmine.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:34:02pm

re: #173 EPR-radar

If Stormy got pregnant, Trump would have been too cheap to pay for an abortion. That would probably give the RWNJ preachers and their morally depraved followers enough wiggle room to continue with their full support of Trump.

An abortion is a hell of a lot cheaper than child support.

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Jay C  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:34:18pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

Hypothetically that is the one thing that evangelicals couldn’t rationalize their way into overlooking.

I dunno, Frank: I don’t think you’re giving the big-time Pulpit Pimps and their Holy Hater flocks enough credit. When it comes to wielding political influence in the pursuit of political power, these guys are likely to be able to come up with rationalizations that would make Jesus’ camel-and-the-eye-of=the-needle parable look like 2+2=4…..

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EPR-radar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:34:36pm

re: #172 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Orly Taitz takes issue with that assertion.

That’s a hell of a contest. Taitz is a fringe nut job lunatic, while Micheal Cohen had one job here (i.e., make a hush money payment and get the NDA) and appears to have fucked up just about everything in that scenario that could be fucked up.

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lawhawk  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:34:59pm
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whitebeach  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:35:22pm

re: #154 scottslemmons

Your linked piece asks, “How long does it take for a dog to completely forget its owner?”

I believe that Homer delivered the final answer to this question toward the end of The Odyssey, when the puppy that Ulysses had left behind when he went to the Trojan War is an ancient, dying dog but recognizes Ulysses on his return and drags himself off a dung heap to lick his master’s hand.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:35:26pm

re: #172 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Orly Taitz takes issue with that assertion.

Oh snap.
That’s a blast from the past. Wonder what batshit is up to.

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:35:38pm

re: #174 lawhawk

I doubt a Trump pre-nup would include him on the infidelity side. He’s already gotten away with it twice with no noticeable financial hit to him.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:36:38pm

re: #177 goddamnedfrank

An abortion is a hell of a lot cheaper than child support.

Also, Trump went on Howard Stern’s show and suggested that he asked Marla Maples to get an abortion when she was pregnant with Tiffany.

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lawhawk  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:36:58pm

re: #183 Skip Intro

Melania may have been smarter than Ivana or Marla…. so there’s that. Maybe she’s Einstein-worthy after all /

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:37:36pm

re: #183 Skip Intro

Yup. Maybe they made it more complicated like outside paternity issues or some such.

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:38:33pm

re: #175 JordanRules

I am really 50/50 on whether that would do it.
Of course a good number won’t believe it, being a cult and all.

Agreed. There’s nothing the cult won’t forgive. They’ll lie and excuse it all away. Huckabee will lie for Jesus and all will be rosy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:39:17pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:39:55pm

re: #182 JordanRules

Oh snap.
That’s a blast from the past. Wonder what batshit is up to.

I live to serve.

“Sign Our Petition to Remove Robert Mueller as Special Counsel

We the People Call On President Trump to Remove Robert Mueller as Special Counsel and to Appoint Larry Klayman to Investigate the Clinton Email, Uranium One, and Fusion GPS Scandals! We Also Support Freedom Watch’s Lawsuit to Remove Mueller

* * *

Sign Our Petition to Remove Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

We the People Call on President Trump to Remove Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and Replace Him With a Competent Attorney Who Has the Guts to Prosecute Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Robert Mueller, and Others That Were Part of the Corrupt, Even Treasonous, Obama Administration and Hold Them Accountable for Their Crimes!”

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:42:40pm

re: #189 Skip Intro

🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:43:00pm

re: #189 Skip Intro

Of course!
Still being a dumbass with a lovely thick ass accent who had the nerve to question our President’s provenance.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:43:13pm
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Eventual Carrion  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:43:15pm

re: #170 Barefoot Grin

That dude’s got the mannerisms of an experienced smoker.

That’s what I thought. He even seemed to twirling the ash off on the grass at one point. He’s done this before.

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EPR-radar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:44:01pm

re: #189 Skip Intro

The CA state bar association would appear to be entirely useless if it can’t even find a way to disbar Orly Taitz.

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mmmirele  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:45:51pm

I’m no fan of the New York Times, but they can be useful in holding people’s feet to the fire.

Back in January, the Times, along with other news outlets, ran the story of a young woman who was coerced into performing a blowjob on her youth pastor back 20 years ago. The youth pastor is now “teaching pastor” at a wannabe megachurch in Memphis. He gave a stiff “apology” on January 7 during a church service; the church later deep-sixed the video.

Here’s an article that came out at the time:

A pastor admitted a past ‘sexual incident’ with a teen, saying he was ‘deeply sorry.’ His congregation gave him a standing ovation.

washingtonpost.com

The New York Times saved the video and brought in Jules Woodson, the victim, to comment on it in another video.

nytimes.com

The whole thing is stomach-turning.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:46:54pm

re: #189 Skip Intro

I’m actually surprised Trump hasn’t removed Sessions and nominated Orly or Klayman as Attorney General. Birthers of a feather and all that jazz.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:48:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:48:21pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:48:24pm

re: #175 JordanRules

I am really 50/50 on whether that would do it.
Of course a good number won’t believe it, being a cult and all.

They absolutely cannot allow themselves to believe it. Because if the evidence is overwhelming then that could actually rip their congregations apart. Also it doesn’t help with denying the truth of it that Cohen paid $130K to shut her up at the same time that Trump was promising he was innocent and would sue all of his other accusers. Abortion is the closest thing modern evangelicals have that’s close to a moral absolute and a cultural touchstone. It’s the one thing they can’t allow themselves to be publicly seen condoning.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:49:31pm

re: #195 mmmirele

I’m no fan of the New York Times, but they can be useful in holding people’s feet to the fire.

Unless that person commits treason or genocide.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:51:41pm

the yam will be in PA tomorrow to support Saccone, supposedly.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:52:11pm
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Renaissance_Man  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:53:00pm

re: #199 goddamnedfrank

They absolutely cannot allow themselves to believe it. Because if the evidence is overwhelming then that could actually rip their congregations apart, and it doesn’t help with denying the truth of it that Cohen paid $130K to shut her up at the same time that Trump was promising he was innocent and would sue all of his other accusers. Abortion is the closest thing modern evangelicals have that’s close to a moral absolute and a cultural touchstone. It’s the one thing they can’t allow themselves to be publicly seen condoning.

I think that if Trump came out and laughed on stage about having had a few kids aborted in his younger days, as part of his personal Vietnam, evangelical support wouldn’t drop more than a percentage point.

We know it’s not really about abortion. You’re right in that they can’t publicly condone it, but as long as the person doing it has the right attitude of subjugation towards women and minorities, it must be excused.

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:54:11pm

re: #194 EPR-radar

The CA state bar association would appear to be entirely useless if it can’t even find a way to disbar Orly Taitz.

Because she has no clients there’s no one to file a complaint against her. That being said, the CA Bar is pretty much asleep at the wheel 90% of the time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:54:45pm

heh

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EPR-radar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:56:47pm

re: #204 Skip Intro

Because she has no clients there’s no one to file a complaint against her. That being said, the CA Bar is pretty much asleep at the wheel 90% of the time.

The state bar should be able to act against notorious clowns like Taitz, e.g., on the grounds that she brings disrepute to the profession, without a specific complaint from a client.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:56:55pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:57:04pm

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:57:58pm

re: #202 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:58:07pm

re: #206 EPR-radar

The state bar should be able to act against notorious clowns like Taitz, e.g., on the grounds that she brings disrepute to the profession, without a specific complaint from a client.

Well, and you’d also think that the targets of her complaints would get sick and tired of having to deal with the incessant stream of bullshit, or that the judges would get fed up with it (and she has been sanctioned before, though as far as I know she has not yet been hit with the vexatious litigant tag).

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sagehen  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:59:59pm

re: #45 goddamnedfrank

We don’t talk enough about the vampire menace that made this kind of fashion necessary.

Thank goodness Abraham Lincoln saved us from that menace forever.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Official Trailer (HD) Benjamin Walker

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:00:54pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:01:14pm

re: #206 EPR-radar

The state bar should be able to act against notorious clowns like Taitz, e.g., on the grounds that she brings disrepute to the profession, without a specific complaint from a client.

They had their chance when she took her clown show on the road and ended up being fined $20,000 for “wasting the judicial resources” of the Middle District of Georgia with her “frivolous and sanctionable conduct.”

They did nothing.

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:02:02pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:04:17pm

re: #209 JordanRules

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Statistically speaking* 80% of the kids in my high school of 1200 students in the 1970s had smoked pot at least once. Heroin addiction was not a thing.

*That was the national average at the time for at least one use.

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MsJ  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:05:59pm

Heh.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:06:47pm

re: #209 JordanRules

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At every treatment facility they say pot is bad, my guess is that at every AA place they will say booze is bad.

Scratch tickets are bad for gambling folks, readily available pie is bad for folks like me.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:06:48pm

re: #216 MsJ

Heh.

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The Lord works in mysterious ways.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:07:23pm
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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:09:15pm

re: #202 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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This story is so damn disturbing to me.
Our judicial system is already so fucked up. SMDH

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:09:52pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Shame there are no good guys with a gun at the VA…maybe we can arm those old heroes in the future? Some of them are used to killing Nazis and that might be a problem for the current administration.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:10:54pm

re: #220 JordanRules

This story is so damn disturbing to me.
Our judicial system is already so fucked up. SMDH

The only way to make it really happen is with an authoritarian…. Oops.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:11:13pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:13:26pm

Kathy Griffin on Real Time thanking Bill Maher for being one of the few to stand behind her. I am so tired of the wingnuts being so butthurt while slinging worst sh*t.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:14:07pm

“NEW: his staff departing and his agenda stalled, Trump flies solo, embracing his instincts and ignoring his advisers on tariffs and North Korea”

Do you know who else embraced his instincts and ignored his advisors?

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:14:22pm

re: #202 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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JFC.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:14:43pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

…at least not in public.

Abortion is just like everything else in their demimonde: acceptable if they’re doing it.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:15:38pm

So, last month TOR books gave away the first book of the insanely long Wheel Of Time series. The library system had the rest available as ebooks as well. I read half of the 14 books before I completely began getting tired of the drag, the inanities of the plot and how derivative it was and just read a few bits up to the ending which was enormously underwhelming. There was enough story for, perhaps, three books and the writing made me excruciatingly grateful that I didn’t spend a dime on them.

It’s supposed to be set 3000 years after a war that physically altered the contents of the earth… yeah… OTOH a book to three book series on that war would have probably been far more interesting than the drudgery of this one.

I’m a fast reader & I enjoy most genre fiction. This was worth what I paid for it but only just barely. Grade? C - Worth it if you have nothing better to read & hey, at least it’s not as hideous as Battlefield Earth or anything from Ayn Rand or her acolytes.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:15:47pm

re: #224 Amory Blaine

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Video

That’s about the saddest thing I’ve ever seen.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:16:21pm

re: #18 JordanRules

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Based on SCOTUS’ warped interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, the NRA might win this suit. 18 year olds are adults, and SCOTUS has said Americans have a fundamental right to own guns for self-defense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:17:16pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:17:26pm

Kathy Griffin saying that she was threatened with a perp-walk and that she was stopped at every customs.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:19:12pm

re: #229 William Lewis

You and me both. I only got through half of book 3, IIRC. One of my kids was reading the series, and lent me the books.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:20:46pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

JFC.

This.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:22:23pm

there ya go, nothing to see here, move along…

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:24:30pm

I wish Maher wasn’t still a thing. Uggh.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:26:12pm

re: #229 William Lewis

The derivativeness drove me nuts.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:26:18pm

“I’m celebrating my love for you
with pint of beer and a new tattoo.”

Sorry—just the song in me ‘ead.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:27:01pm

re: #234 wheat-dogg

You and me both. I only got through half of book 3, IIRC. One of my kids was reading the series, and lent me the books.

I think to wash the taste out of my mouth, a nice reread of the Vorkosigan series by Bujold is in order. She’s a far more talented writer and those books have a real wealth hidden in them.

“The world is made by the people who show up for the job.” LMB.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:27:18pm

Thread.

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TedStriker  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:27:28pm

re: #176 Barefoot Grin

The old soldier, having survived the horrors of Studio 54, returns to the battlefield and steps on a landmine.

Or into a mess of punji sticks.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:29:41pm

re: #238 The Ghost of a Flea

The derivativeness drove me nuts.

To a certain extent you can’t write a fantasy anymore that doesn’t reflect someone else. But there is a difference between WoT or Shannara and their blatant ripoffs vs something exquisite like Bujold’s Vorkosigan books or John M Ford’s The Dragon Waiting. That last is probably the single finest work of fantasy written since 1980. Bar none.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:30:45pm

re: #60 stpaulbear

Saw this story earlier today but couldn’t post it. The Trump justice department is suing a nursing home for requiring a nursing assistant to get a flu shot against her “religious beliefs”. She doesn’t even belong to a church. Her body is the temple. This is complete bullcrap that the government is supporting this woman in her suit. Read the article.

Why shouldn’t the elderly die for this woman’s crackpot religious beliefs?//

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:32:52pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:34:41pm

Pretty much every crazed killer with a gun was a good guy with a gun until he wasn’t.

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scottslemmons  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:37:23pm

re: #243 William Lewis

To a certain extent you can’t write a fantasy anymore that doesn’t reflect someone else. But there is a difference between WoT or Shannara and their blatant ripoffs vs something exquisite like Bujold’s Vorkosigan books or John M Ford’s The Dragon Waiting. That last is probably the single finest work of fantasy written since 1980. Bar none.

Seems like every few days, I get depressed about the fact that Ford’s books are out of print, and will likely never be printed again. :(

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wheat-dogg  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:39:21pm

re: #240 William Lewis

I think to wash the taste out of my mouth, a nice reread of the Vorkosigan series by Bujold is in order. She’s a far more talented writer and those books have a real wealth hidden in them.

“The world is made by the people who show up for the job.” LMB.

There is a niche market for fantasy series that go on and on forever. Maybe when I was younger I could have justified wasting my time reading them, or maybe my tastes have changed in the intervening half-century, but now I can’t stand them. OTOH I have enjoyed watching Game of Thrones on the telly, but reading the books is a real slog for me. Martin has embellished his story with so much intricate detail — costumes, genealogies, cuisine, back stories, customs — that the details obscure the plot. Some fans want that kind of world-creation, so they can feel like they are part of the fictional universe. Me, I want the story to progress, and Martin is already well known as a writer who takes 100,000 words to get two important characters to finally meet each other to move the plot along.

Right now, I’m trying out a thing: reading the first Altered Carbon novel in between watching the episodes in the series.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:39:23pm

re: #247 scottslemmons

Seems like every few days, I get depressed about the fact that Ford’s books are out of print, and will likely never be printed again. :(

Damn, I miss Mike. I only knew him on the net but it was like here; family.

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scottslemmons  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:42:31pm

re: #249 William Lewis

Damn, I miss Mike. I only knew him on the net but it was like here; family.

Same — I’m not sure I read any of his books ‘til after he’d died.

If Bezos wants to do something great for the world, he’d hand Ford’s family a check and buy the rights to all his books permanently.

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sagehen  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:49:36pm

re: #209 JordanRules

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My dad was an ultra-conservative, family values, law & order guy, who used to believe that. But he was also an anesthesiologist, who’d taken call 2 or 3 days a week for 40 years. I got him onboard for marijuana legalization with just one question:

“In all your years in emergency rooms, how many marijuana overdoses have you seen, compared to how many cases of alcohol poisoning?”

I didn’t even have to persuade him about making/keeping abortion legal — he knew very well how many women had been brought into his ER, on their way to either the OR or the morgue, for “hemorrhage” or “infection”.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:49:50pm

I decided to look at the actual text of the law Florida just passed:

(13) A person younger than 21 years of age may not purchase a firearm. The sale or transfer of a firearm to a person younger than 21 years of age may not be made or facilitated by a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer.

So 18 year olds will still be legally able to be gifted guns (even handguns) via private party transfers. Also, there’s still no requirement or enforcement mechanism for non-licensed (ie private party) sellers (even at a gun show) to ask for proof of age or identification when selling a firearm. The law only applies to underage buyers and licensed sellers.

A loophole wide enough to drive a convoy of hearses through.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:50:30pm

re: #250 scottslemmons

Same — I’m not sure I read any of his books ‘til after he’d died.

If Bezos wants to do something great for the world, he’d hand Ford’s family a check and buy the rights to all his books permanently.

Yeah, that would be good. I’d especially love to see his poetry get more recognition. He was Good at it. “Winter Solstice, Camelot Station” was amazing.

listserv.heanet.ie

Camelot is served
By a sixteen-track stub terminal done in High Gothick Style,
The tracks covered by a single great barrel-vaulted glass roof framed
upon iron,
At once looking back to the Romans and ahead to the Brunels.
Beneath its rotunda, just to the left of the ticket windows,
Is a mosaic floor depicting the Round Table
(Where all knights, regardless of their station of origin
Or class of accommodation, are equal),
And around it murals of knightly deeds in action
(Slaying dragons, righting wrongs, rescuing maidens tied to the
tracks).
It is the only terminal, other than Gare d’Avalon in Paris,
To be hung with original tapestries,
And its lavatories rival those at the Great Gate of Kiev Central.
During a peak season such as this, some eighty trains a day pass
through,
Five times the frequency at the old Londinium Terminus,
Ten times the number the Druid towermen knew.
(The Official Court Christmas Card this year displays
A crisp black-and-white Charles Clegg photograph from the King’s own
collection.
Showing a woad-blued hogger at the throttle of “Old XCVII,”
_The Fast Mail_ overnight to Eboracum. Those were the days.)
The first of a line of wagons have arrived,
Spilling footmen and pages in Court livery,
And old thick Kay, stepping down from his Range Rover,
Tricked out in a bush coat from Swaine, Adeney, Brigg,
Leaning on his shooting stick as he marshalls his company,
Instructing the youngest how to behave in the station,
To help mature women that they may encounter,
Report pickpockets, gather up litter,
And of course no true Knight of the Table Round (even in training)
Would do a station porter out of Christmas tips.
He checks his list of arrival times, then his watch
(A moon-phase Breguet, gift from Merlin):
The seneschal is a practical man, who knows trains do run late,
And a stolid one, who sees no reason to be glad about it.
He dispatches pages to posts at the tracks,
Doling out pennies for platform tickets,
The walks past the station buffet with a dyspeptic snort,
Goes into the bar, checks the time again, orders a pint.
The patrons half turn—it’s the fella from Camelot, innit?
And Kay chuckles soft to himself, and the Court buys a round.
He’s barely halfway when a page tumbles in,
Seems the knights are arriving, on time after all,
So he tips the glass back (people stare as he guzzles),
Then plonks it down hard with five quid for the barman,
And strides for the doorway (half Falstaff, half Hotspur)
To summon his liveried army of lads.

* * *

Bors arrives behind steam, riding the cab of a heavy Mikado.
He shakes the driver’s hand, swings down from the footplate,
And is like a locomotive himself, his breath clouding white,
Dark oil sheen on his black iron mail,
Sword on his hip swinging like siderods at speed.
He stamps back to the baggage car, slams mailed fist on steel door
With a clang like jousters colliding.
The handler opens up and goes to rouse another knight.
Old Pellinore has been dozing with his back against a crate,
A cubical, chain-bound thing with FRAGILE tags and air holes,
BEAST says the label, QUESTING, 1 the bill of lading.
The porters look doubtful but ease the thing down.
It grumbles. It shifts. Someone shouts, and they drop it.
It cracks like an egg. There is nothing within.
Elayne embraces Bors on the platform, a pelican on a rock,
Silently they watch as Pelly shifts the splinters,
Supposing aloud that Gutman and Cairo have swindled him.

A high-drivered engine in Northern Lines green
Draws in with a string of side-corridor coaches,
All honey-toned wood with stained glass on their windows.
Gareth steps down from a compartment, then Gaheris and Aggravaine,
All warmly tucked up in Orkney sweaters;
Gawaine comes after in Shetland tweed.
Their Gladstones and steamers are neatly arranged,
With never a worry—their Mum does the packing.
A redcap brings forth a curious bundle, a rude shape in red paper—
The boys did that one themselves, you see, and how _does_ one wrap a
unicorn’s head?
They bustle down the platform, past a chap all in green.
He hasn’t the look of a trainman, but only Gawaine turns to look
at his eyes,
And sees written there _Sir, I shall speak with you later._

Over on the first track, surrounded by reporters,
All glossy dark iron and brass-bound mystery,
The Direct-Orient Express, ferried in from Calais and Points East.
Palomides appears. Smelling of patchouli and Russian leather,
Dripping Soubranie ash on his astrakhan collar,
Worry darkening his dark face, though his damascene armor shows
no tarnish,
He pushes past the press like a broad-hulled icebreaker.
Flashbulbs pop. Heads turn. There’s a woman in Chanel black,
A glint of diamonds, liquid movements, liquid eyes.
The newshawks converge, but suddenly there appears
A sharp young man in a crisp blue suit
From the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits,
That elegant, comfortable, decorous, close-mouthed firm;
He’s good at his job, and they get not so much as a snapshot.
Tomorrow’s editions will ask who she was, and whom with…

Now here’s a silver train, stainless steel, Vista-Domed,
White-lighted grails on the engine (running no extra sections)
The Logres Limited, extra fare, extra fine,
(Stops on signal at Carbonek to receive passengers only).
She glides to a Timkin-borne halt (even her grease is clean),
Galahad already on the steps, flashing that winning smile,
Breeze mussing his golden hair, but not his Armani tailoring,
Just the sort of man you’d want finding your chalice.
He signs an autograph, he strikes a pose.
Someone says, loudly, “Gal! Who serves the Grail?”
He looks—no one he knows—and there’s a silence,
A space in which he shifts like sun on water;
Look quick and you may see a different knight,
A knight who knows that meanings can be lies,
That things are done not knowing why they’re done,
That bearings fail, and stainless steel corrodes.
A whistle blows. Snow shifts on the glass shed roof. That
knight is gone.
This one remaining tosses his briefcase to one of Kay’s pages,
And, golden, silken, careless, exits left.

Behind the carsheds, on the business-car track, alongside the
private varnish
Of dukes and smallholders, Persian potentates and Cathay princes
(James J. Hill is here, invited to bid on a tunnel through the
Pennines),
Waits a sleek car in royal blue, ex-B&O, its trucks and fittings
chromed,
A black-gloved hand gripping its silver platform rail;
Mordred and his car are both upholstered in blue velvet and black
leather.
He prefers to fly, but the weather was against it.
His DC-9, with its video system and Quotron and waterbed, sits
grounded at Gatwick.
The premature lines in his face are a map of a hostile country,
The redness in his eyes a reminder that hollyberries are poison.
He goes inside to put on a look acceptable for Christmas Court;
As he slams the door it rattles like strafing jets.

Outside the Station proper, in the snow,
On a through track that’s used for milk and mail,
A wheezing saddle-tanker stops for breath;
A way-freight mixed, eight freight cars and caboose,
Two great ugly men on the back platform, talking with a third on
the ballast.
One, the conductor, parcels out the last of the coffee;
They drink. A joke about grails. They laugh.
When it’s gone, the trainman pretends to kick the big hobo off,
But the farewell hug spoils the act.
Now two men stand on the dirty snow,
The conductor waves a lantern and the train grinds on.
The ugly men start walking, the new arrival behind,
Singing “Wenceslas” off-key till the other says stop.
There are two horses waiting for them. Rather plain horses,
Considering. The men mount up.
By the roundhouse they pause,
And look at the locos, the water, the sand, and the coal,
The look for a long time at the turntable,
Until the one who is King says “It all seemed so simple, once,”
And the best knight in the world says “It is. We make it hard.”
They ride on, toward Camelot by the service road.

The sun is winter-low. Kay’s caravan is rolling.
He may not run a railroad, but he runs a tight ship;
By the time they unload in the Camelot courtyard,
The wassail will be hot and the goose will be crackling,
Banners snapping from their towers, fir logs on the fire, drawbridge
down,
And all that sackbut and psaltery stuff.
Blanchefleur is taking the children caroling tonight,
Percivale will lose to Merlin at chess,
The young knights will dally and the damsels dally back,
The old knights will play poker at a smaller Table Round.
And at the great glass station, motion goes on,
The extras, the milk trains, the varnish, the limiteds,
The _Pindar of Wakefield_, the _Lady of the Lake_,
The _Broceliande Local_, the _Fast Flying Briton_,
The nerves of the kingdom, the lines of exchange,
Running to a schedule as the world ought,
Ticking like a hot-fired hand-stoked heart,
The metal expression of the breaking of boundaries,
The boilers that turn raw fire into power,
The driving rods that put the power to use,
The turning wheels that make all places equal,
The knowledge that the train may stop but the line goes on;
The train may stop
But the line goes on.

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electrotek  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:51:42pm
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whitebeach  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:51:57pm

re: #215 Barefoot Grin

Statistically speaking* 80% of the kids in my high school of 1200 students in the 1970s had smoked pot at least once. Heroin addiction was not a thing.

Statistically speaking, probably 95% of heroin addicts drank beer or some other form of booze before they ever tried marijuana, much less hard drugs. Close to 100% drank milk at one time or another. And a flat 100% drank water. Christ, those gateway drugs are everywhere.

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mmmirele  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:54:39pm

re: #204 Skip Intro

Because she has no clients there’s no one to file a complaint against her. That being said, the CA Bar is pretty much asleep at the wheel 90% of the time.

Look, if Kendrick Moxon, who was an unindicted co-conspirator with L. Ron Hubbard in “Operation Snow White” (which was to basically loot government records of anything to do with Scientology), couldn’t be disbarred for his actions, nobody will be disbarred in California. Not even Orly Taitz.

en.wikipedia.org

California—hardest bar exam, lowest standards for attorneys. Go figure.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:55:51pm

re: #251 sagehen

That is really heartening.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:00:50pm

re: #95 bill d. (b.d.)

Nice wool uniforms. I bet our itchy ass troops will be loving their POTUS on what is supposed to be their holiday.

Could use historical re-enactors instead. Trump wouldn’t know the difference.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:10:59pm

re: #255 whitebeach

Yeah, that dihyrdogen monoxide will mess you up, man.

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BlueGrl21  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:17:49pm

re: #255 whitebeach

Statistically speaking, probably 95% of heroin addicts drank beer or some other form of booze before they ever tried marijuana, much less hard drugs. Close to 100% drank milk at one time or another. And a flat 100% drank water. Christ, those gateway drugs are everywhere.

I used to be very convinced that marijuana was a gateway drug….just say no, Nancy!

Then my best friend ended up with rheumatoid arthritis and pot deadened the pain. No opioids. I have seen the light.

It should be legal everywhere.

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The Major  Mar 10, 2018 • 10:23:24am

re: #209 JordanRules


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Young the Giant: Simplify (Official Audio) Young The Giant's official audio for their new single 'Simplify' - available now. Download / Stream 'Simplify': lnk.to Catch Young The Giant on Tour this fall with very special guest Lights!More info at: youngthegiant.com Site: youngthegiant.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @youngthegiantInstagram: instagram.comYouTube: ...
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Traveller - ‘Nobody Makes It Out’ (Live at WFUV)wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Traveller performs "Nobody Makes It Out" live in Studio A. Recorded 5.9.18. Host: Alisa AliAudio: Caroline InzucchiCameras: Kristal Ho, Brian Gallagher & Kaylee KurkierewiczEditors: Kaylee Kurkierewicz & Brian Gallagher
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Fantastic Negrito - the Duffler (Official Video) ‘The Duffler’ is taken from Fantastic Negrito's brand new album 'Please Don't Be Dead' out now. Order your copy here: fn.lnk.to Director: Freddy Macdonald Producer: Fred MacdonaldCinematographer: Sebastian KlingerEditor: Freddy MacdonaldProduction Company: Macdonald Entertainment Partners Check here for Fantastic ...
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Facebook’s Screening for Political Ads Nabs News Sites… One ad couldn’t have been more obviously political. Targeted to people aged 18 and older, it urged them to “vote YES” on June 5 on a ballot proposition to issue bonds for schools in a district near San Francisco. ...
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Stanford Prison Experiment: Why Famous Psychology Studies Are Now Being Torn Apart Sometimes pseudoscience makes it through to the text books, most often in the soft and social sciences. A new exposé based on previously unpublished recordings of Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford psychologist who ran the study, and interviews with his ...
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Goliath Season 2 - Official Trailer In Season 2 of Goliath, Billy McBride takes on a new case, and the fight spills into the streets of Los Angeles and alleys of Venice Beach.Goliath returns 6/15 on Prime Video. » Stream Goliath 6/15 on Prime Video: ...
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Wild Nothing - Letting Go "Letting Go" is the first single from Wild Nothing's forthcoming album, 'Indigo', out 08/31/2018 on Captured Tracks. Order here: wildnothing.lnk.to Follow Wild Nothing:wildnothingmusic.comwildnothingct.bandcamp.comfacebook.cominstagram.com@WildNothingopen.spotify.com Lyrics:It's getting hard for me to reframe all those shifting memoriesLike a music box that never ...
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Third Circuit Nominee Tries to Walk Back Past Comments, Writing Porter appeared before the Judiciary Committee Wednesday despite not receiving the approval of Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. Under the tradition known as the blue slip, the committee has in the past declined to schedule hearings for nominees who do ...
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