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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:30:12pm

yes, it is.
and, yes, she is.

Gertrude of Nivelles

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:32:50pm
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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:36:21pm

Interesting. m.dailykos.com

Yesterday it was widely reported that Vanessa Trump had filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. in New York. Now gossip site Page Six has reported that Vanessa made a curious legal hire to represent her:

Vanessa Trump hired a criminal defense attorney to represent her in her divorce from Donald Trump Jr. just as special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the president’s family business, The Post has learned.

White Plains, NY-based lawyer David Feureisen is representing Vanessa Trump, according to paperwork filed in Manhattan Supreme Court late Thursday.

Feureisen is best known for securing the release of a New York man named Anthony DiSimone from federal prison in 2007 after a judge overturned a murder conviction related to a bar fight in 1994.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:37:47pm

re: #3 MsJ

Interesting. m.dailykos.com

smart move. get her share of his money before it gets seized by the authorities.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:38:00pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:39:03pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wouldn’t Trump working with a bank under sanctions - granted, he wasn’t President yet, only a candidate - be, well…….illegal?

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BigPapa  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:39:38pm

Both conservatives in the US and the UK are supported by Putin, and likewise they seem warm to him.

Interesting.

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:40:05pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:42:51pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:44:09pm

My kind of God

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:46:32pm

re: #4 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

smart move. get her share of his money before it gets seized by the authorities.

I read that more like she’s worried for herself. I have little sympathy either way. I only feel for the kids. But honestly, I doubt any of them can walk away unscathed by the taint of trump. Especially if you look at the three older ones. I think the whole lineage is and will be horrible people, up and down to the last one.

I guess we’ll see.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:47:21pm
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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:49:00pm

re: #10 gocart mozart

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:49:54pm

re: #11 MsJ

I read that more like she’s worried for herself. I have little sympathy either way.

I guess he threatened to drag her down with him if she bails

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:50:06pm
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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:50:30pm

re: #4 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

smart move. get her share of his money before it gets seized by the authorities.

Doesn’t work like that. If they can prove the money was dirty, they’ll take whatever she got from the divorce.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:50:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:50:40pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:51:20pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:51:44pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:52:09pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:53:50pm

This guy, Rep. Garamendi, pulls no punches. He is calling for the removal of Trump.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:55:03pm

re: #20 gocart mozart

The kitten looks better.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:55:32pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:55:59pm
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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 12:57:23pm

re: #14 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I guess he threatened to drag her down with him if she bails

It says the divorce will be drama free, mutual agreement, blah blah blah. We’ll see.

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TedStriker  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:00:16pm

re: #26 MsJ

It says the divorce will be drama free, mutual agreement, blah blah blah. We’ll see.

Yeah, and I’m the king of Sweden.

Just the fact that she decided to hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent her in the divorce proceedings tells me this is going to be anything but amicable or “drama-free”.

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wrenchwench  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:00:17pm

This is for Jeff. Some of the words fit him well. Some don’t.

The Kinks - Session Man (Face to Face)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:00:24pm

re: #26 MsJ

It says the divorce will be drama free, mutual agreement, blah blah blah. We’ll see.

Will she violate her prenuptual NDA?

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:02:55pm
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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:02:58pm

re: #29 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Will she violate her prenuptual NDA?

Who would sign something like that before marriage? That’s enough to send a sane person running into the night.

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:03:39pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:05:27pm

Of course.

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:06:39pm

Thread.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:08:49pm

re: #33 Ace Rothstein

PA GOP: Our man did not win in spite of everything we did for him. So we will now investigate the Democrats.

This is so mixed up.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:11:58pm

re: #35 PhillyPretzel

PA GOP: Our man did not win in spite of everything we did for him. So we will now investigate the Democrats.

This is so mixed up.

cannot be the voters’ fault for electing him

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:12:38pm
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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:14:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:15:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:16:40pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:23:40pm

re: #35 PhillyPretzel

And why does it matter? After all, he ran like a Republican, remember?

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Interesting Times  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:26:03pm

Hmmm…

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:27:35pm

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth
Assuming, for the moment, that they were duped, it once again shows how libertarianism has no basis in the real world. Most people can be easily swayed, no matter how much they think otherwise. Libertarianism refuses to even consider this possibility.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:28:47pm

So are we officially at the Constitutional Crisis stage yet or does Trump still have to fire more people for that to happen?

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:29:09pm

re: #42 Interesting Times

Hmmm…

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I agree. And I believe the extension of that which is that Lamb would not have won one year ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:30:18pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:30:29pm

re: #44 Eclectic Cyborg

We’re in the eighth inning.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:30:44pm

re: #44 Eclectic Cyborg

So are we officially at the Constitutional Crisis stage yet or does Trump still have to fire more people for that to happen?

We’ve been at the constitutional crisis stage since Republicans have refused to do anything about him. But, it’s not over yet. We can recover.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:31:22pm

re: #47 Ace Rothstein

We’re in the eighth inning.

that seventh inning stretch was almost a killer, though.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:31:55pm

Wow, I never knew that before all the Nixon shit the President had the direct power to fire special prosecutors.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:34:38pm

re: #33 Ace Rothstein

Of course.

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Because close elections never happen and the GOP never loses them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:38:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:47:46pm

JFC
(Landry is Louisiana Attorney General…Republican, of course…)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:48:33pm

Long thread

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:49:38pm

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s like they are having a contest to see how many fucking people they can get killed.

Of course I’m sure you’re all aware Louisiana was the state MOST impacted by the Deepwater horizon spill.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:49:54pm

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Jeff Landry seeks to delay rule improving coordination between chemical plants and oil and gas facilities with first responders.

job-killing government regulations!

/

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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:52:31pm

re: #33 Ace Rothstein

Of course.

The Pennsylvania GOP asks for an investigation into the special election

from electoral-vote.com

Pennsylvania law requires that three signed affidavits, attesting to fraud or error, per precinct be submitted within five days of the election for a recount. Presumably, the letter the Pennsylvania GOP sent is a de facto acknowledgment that they are not going to be able to get the affidavits together, and so are going to try an end run around the rules (backed by the implied threat of a lawsuit). Given existing law, they probably won’t get anywhere.

(my ital)

there’s a bit more there and a link back to the cnn article

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:53:12pm

re: #54 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Long thread

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My niece will be 31 in 2045, maybe a mother by that time herself. She’s part Hispanic with indingeous Peruvian, Eastern European Jewish, Spanish, perhaps distant African maternally with my brother’s German, Irish, Rusyn Slovak, and Slovene. I have no idea who she will fall in love with but if they have a child together, I’ll support my grand niece or nephew regardless of their background. And I hope my mom like her mom is able to become a great grandmother.

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Jay C  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:55:24pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

My niece will be 31 in 2045, maybe a mother by that time herself. She’s part Hispanic with indigenous Peruvian, Eastern European Jewish, Spanish, perhaps distant African maternally with my brother’s German, Irish, Rusyn Slovak, and Slovene

So, IOW, an American…..

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BigPapa  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:55:34pm

re: #56 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

job-killing government regulations!

/

We need more people killing regulations to save the jobs!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 1:59:53pm

re: #56 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

job-killing government regulations!

/

but killing workers and first responders is not a problem…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:00:18pm

re: #59 Jay C

So, IOW, an American…..

Damn straight. The first people in my family to arrive in the US were from Alsace and fleeing the French Revolution for whatever reason. Latest was my grandmother’s mother who came not long after WWI from modern day Slovakia.

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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:00:52pm

re: #54 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Long thread

This is a thread worth reading.
The changing tone, the permission people feel to attack others, the resentment building in America is all very dangerous and a precursor of bad things to come.

paraphrasing and reposting from the end of downstairs

there needs to be:

- parties that want to govern
- truly fair voter registration, voting, counting, and districting
- the “understood” mechanisms that everyone, everyone takes for granted as the way things work are respected, not abused or codified into law
- a congress, whatever its instant makeup, that does its job - stands for itself and asserts itself as an equal participant under the constitution in governing the country
- media that, while not required, does its traditional job - standing for itself, not allowing itself to be used or manipulated, and holds politicians accountable while seeking some sort of honest assessment of truth

the country can be all right
it’s a tall order

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:02:54pm

Standard two faced corporate fuckpiggery. Facebook did this too, their executives said that people’s minds couldn’t be changed while their advertising department bragged about their platform’s ability to alter the way people think.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:06:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:07:46pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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But I thought Flynn was an Obama guy. //

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:08:19pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Why are there so many RWNJ blondes? Are they churning them out of a factory or something?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:09:32pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Why are there so many RWNJ blondes? Are they churning them out of a factory or something?

Bring in the Fembots!

We go now live to a scene at FNC Secret Headquarters.

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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:09:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:10:05pm

re: #69 Skip Intro

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Amateur freaking hour.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:10:38pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

but killing workers and first responders is not a problem…

there was a once an attitude that without these jobs, people would just starve to death, so no problem…

once was?

that attitude has returned!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:12:21pm

re: #70 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

Amateur freaking hour year.

FTFY

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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:14:03pm

re: #70 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

Certainly not up to the level of cold war tradecraft, that’s for sure. Only your Russian handler is supposed to be able to get your drops.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:14:48pm

re: #73 Skip Intro

Certainly not up to the level of cold war tradecraft, that’s for sure. Only your Russian handler is supposed to be able to get your drops.

Yep. At least Bob Hannsen was smart enough to drop his stuff off at a park in suburban Va.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:15:25pm

re: #72 Eclectic Cyborg

FTFY

Hopefully this is the last year. Had a lot of conversations with frustrated voters today when I was out canvassing. But we need to vote too.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:18:15pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

but killing workers and first responders is not a problem…

Serfs are expendable.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:20:53pm

It kills me how many people just want to go around addressing symptoms instead of the disease.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:21:26pm

Sometimes you have to be a smartass. SOther times you have to be a smartass in Portuguese. Y’all remember that meme about the guy trying to rob the store who got shot by four customers who were actually off duty cops and how this is why our gun laws should be lax. Yeah a friend tried posting that.

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Woods Witch  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:27:06pm
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retired cynic  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:29:20pm

re: #70 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

Amateur freaking hour.

Write it on your hand!

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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:32:09pm

re: #79 Woods Witch

Everything about Trump and his administration is ugly, mean-spirited, small-minded, skeevy, and just plain wrong.

and cowardly

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:32:17pm

re: #81 retired cynic

Write it on your hand!

That actually would have been smarter. Or you know remembering it.

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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:32:35pm

re: #81 retired cynic

Write it on your hand!

dont write it

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:45:34pm

OT I recently got a new Mac. Can I use my old back-up Seagate 1TB that I used on my old Mac or should I get a new one?

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:46:35pm
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Brian J.  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:50:48pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

Why are there so many RWNJ blondes? Are they churning them out of a factory or something?

It’s called hydrogen peroxide.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:53:14pm
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Brian J.  Mar 17, 2018 • 2:59:09pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

Because close elections never happen and the GOP never loses them.

Saccone’s somewhere crying, “Боже мой! Боже мой! для чего Ты оставил меня?”

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:01:01pm
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The Deep State Drank All The Beer!  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:01:09pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Omar Navarro is certainly a man of conviction (and by that i mean his probation ended Tuesday)

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:03:02pm

re: #90 MsJ

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They picked the wrong guy to mess with. I’m so proud to have voted for his wife. Trump and the Foxbots act like it was an outrage that McAuliffe helped her. Uh Terry was governor here and she was running a well known right wing kook.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:03:22pm

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:07:44pm

re: #85 PhillyPretzel

OT I recently got a new Mac. Can I use my old back-up Seagate 1TB that I used on my old Mac or should I get a new one?

Old one should be fine but to be doubly safe I’d buy a two bay enclosure and run both drives together as a RAID 1 array.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:09:56pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

Okay. Using the old one I understand. As to the other part of the answer I am completely confused.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:14:49pm

re: #95 PhillyPretzel

Okay. Using the old one I understand. As to the other part of the answer I am completely confused.

A RAID 1 array is an enclosure that takes two or more drives and writes the same information to all of them, your computer sees them as a single drive. If one of the two drives fails you can just replace it and the info from the surviving drive will be written to the new drive, recreating the redundancy.

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retired cynic  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:15:23pm

re: #95 PhillyPretzel

Is it just a standalone separate hard drive? Then I’d say yes. I am not an expert, however!

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:15:43pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

Thank you. I will use my old drive.

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retired cynic  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:16:11pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

A RAID 1 array is an enclosure takes two or more drives and writes the same information to all of them, your computer sees them as a single drive. If one of the two drives fails you can just replace it and the info from the surviving drive will be written to the new drive, recreating the redundancy.

See, there’s some information I can use! I knew I’d shoot my mouth off too soon.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:16:27pm

re: #97 retired cynic

Yes it is. It is a separate hard drive.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:17:14pm

re: #93 goddamnedfrank

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Archangelus  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:22:56pm

re: #85 PhillyPretzel

OT I recently got a new Mac. Can I use my old back-up Seagate 1TB that I used on my old Mac or should I get a new one?

Generally speaking, sure, you could use the older disk.
That stated, it IS by Seagate (aka Those Guys Whose Data Products Keep Dying On Me With Most Of The Data Like A Day Or Two Past The Warranty)…

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:24:30pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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William Lewis  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:27:38pm

Getting ready to leave for work. I offer a small bit of humor to you all:

The Tree (True Story!) - Simon’s Cat | BLACK & WHITE

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:29:08pm

re: #90 MsJ

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:30:21pm
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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:43:54pm

re: #90 MsJ

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So, OK. We need the Watergate tapes. Here’s to hoping Trump really pisses off Kelly.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:44:22pm

Between the incessant nagging porn star, revolving door staffing, floating the option of illegally confiscating guns and losing every election that they aren’t spotting the Dems 30+ points…….how much more are the elected GOP going to put up with?

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:45:24pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:46:11pm

re: #109 Kragar

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Quote the wingnut who wants still another Benghazi investigation.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:48:04pm

Do we have to go on record that just because a porn star is in a fight with Donald Trump that it doesn’t mean that she is on our side?

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:49:05pm

re: #109 Kragar

Huckabee is just playing his marks for the idiots they are.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:52:42pm

re: #111 bill d. (b.d.)

Do we have to go on record that just because a porn star is in a fight with Donald Trump that it doesn’t mean that she is on our side?

I would have supported FDR working with Stalin.

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wrenchwench  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:53:19pm

Goddamned tubeless road bike tires. Worst idea ever.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:54:02pm

re: #113 Belafon

I would have supported FDR working with Stalin.

Stalin had better hair

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:54:59pm

re: #112 freetoken

Huckabee is just playing his marks for the idiots they are.

Huckabee is coasting on his daughter’s fame now, you just thought he mailed it in before.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:55:55pm

re: #103 goddamnedfrank

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:57:32pm

But these fuckers are fine wasting money on endless investigations into Hillary.

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TedStriker  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:59:27pm

re: #114 wrenchwench

Goddamned tubeless road bike tires. Worst idea ever.

OK for cars and larger vehicles, not so much for small cross-section tires.

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A Cranky One  Mar 17, 2018 • 3:59:59pm

re: #114 wrenchwench

Goddamned tubeless road bike tires. Worst idea ever.

But what else can you use to ride on a tubeless road?

/*scampers away quickly

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:01:33pm

But of course…..

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:02:15pm

re: #70 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

Amateur freaking hour.

Or a call for help.

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TedStriker  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:02:28pm

re: #120 A Cranky One

But what else can you use to ride on a tubeless road?

/*scampers away quickly

I just hate tubes on my roads…

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A Cranky One  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:04:22pm

re: #123 TedStriker

I just hate tubes on my roads…

Well, many folks say that tubed roads have a warmer, smoother ride; solid state roads can often be shrill and generate odd harmonics when over-driven.

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JordanRules  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:05:23pm
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TedStriker  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:06:04pm

re: #124 A Cranky One

Well, many folks say that tubed roads have a warmer, smoother ride; solid state roads can often be shrill and generate odd harmonics when over-driven.

But, when those tubes break, then you have glass all over the road and that’s a problem.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:07:20pm

re: #125 JordanRules

Polls open in Russia’s presidential election, with incumbent Vladimir Putin seeking to extend his rule for another 6 years

bigger nail biter than the Crimean referendum!

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Jay C  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:07:43pm

re: #126 TedStriker

But, when those tubes break, then you have glass all over the road and that’s a problem.

Hence the need for constant infrastructure investment……

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BigPapa  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:09:21pm

Baked Alaska tried to get on Twitter again. We report swarmed him and he’s gone again.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:10:41pm

New twitter to follow. Looks promising:

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:10:53pm

re: #129 BigPapa

Baked Alaska tried to get on Twitter again. We report swarmed him and he’s gone again.

poor little wingnut, he might have to get a job if something doesn’t change quickly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:15:46pm

re: #129 BigPapa

Nice job! I’d buy you a drink if I could.

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:16:02pm
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freetoken  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:20:38pm

re: #133 Kragar

Something very ugly is breeding itself.

Even when (that’s when, not if) the truth comes out about Trump so loudly that the Trump crime family is finally brought down, the years of mindless repetition will have programmed the hate-right into beings who only will accept some malevolent view of what it means to be American.

Repetition is one of the key processes of human learning.

All these people consuming for years the hate-right radio voices are programming themselves, as surely as forcing children to recite a Hail Mary every bedtime, or forcing they to pray over their food at every meal.

This is why there is such a battle over education - it’s about who gets to program the next generation.

It takes quite a bit of work, and some luck, to overcome one’s programming.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:27:51pm

I like most of what people are saying about how to repair us after DT and his thug party are gone, but IMO bringing back the Fairness Doctrine is also critical.

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JordanRules  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:28:28pm

Kushner too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:29:42pm

re: #134 freetoken

Something very ugly is breeding itself.

Even when (that’s when, not if) the truth comes out about Trump so loudly that the Trump crime family is finally brought down, the years of mindless repetition will have programmed the hate-right into beings who only will accept some malevolent view of what it means to be American.

Everyone who brings charges against Trump will be attacked and deemed a traitor or a Deep State conspirator.

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:29:44pm

re: #135 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

One of the biggest weaknesses (it was not so 200 years ago but times change) of the Constitution is allowing unlimited wealth to be poured into campaigns for political office.

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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:30:45pm

re: #134 freetoken

Something very ugly is breeding itself.

Even when (that’s when, not if) the truth comes out about Trump so loudly that the Trump crime family is finally brought down, the years of mindless repetition will have programmed the hate-right into beings who only will accept some malevolent view of what it means to be American.

Repetition is one of the key processes of human learning.

All these people consuming for years the hate-right radio voices are programming themselves, as surely as forcing children to recite a Hail Mary every bedtime, or forcing they to pray over their food at every meal.

This is why there is such a battle over education - it’s about who gets to program the next generation.

It takes quite a bit of work, and some luck, to overcome one’s programming.

Exactly. It is self-evident that to get US politics back to something approaching workable, tens of millions of right wing cultists will need to be deprogrammed.

Since there is no apparent way to get this done, we appear to be looking at an endless succession of elections where if Democrats win some small bits of progress may happen, despite 100% GOP opposition, and if Republicans win we gallop toward the apocalypse at full speed. There’s no prize for seeing how that will turn out.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:31:08pm

re: #135 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I like most of what people are saying about how to repair us after DT and his thug party are gone, but IMO bringing back the Fairness Doctrine is also critical.

FNC has damaged so many minds.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:31:13pm

re: #138 freetoken

One of the biggest weaknesses (it was not so 200 years ago but times change) of the Constitution is allowing unlimited wealth to be poured into campaigns for political office.

that was also before the days of instantaneous mass media.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:32:35pm

So today my middle schooler asked me to take him to the record/cd store. He mostly downloads, but wanted something tangible. I let him roam and didn’t say anything because he’s already too influenced by my music. He got Yes “Fragile.” We listened during dinner and it was better than I remembered from when my brother used to play it in the ’70s. I’m not a big fan of Yes/Genesis/King Crimson, etc., but who knows, maybe he’ll teach me to like some of it. Downside: he said “I want to learn to play bass.”

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:32:38pm

re: #138 freetoken

One of the biggest weaknesses (it was not so 200 years ago but times change) of the Constitution is allowing unlimited wealth to be poured into campaigns for political office.

The weakness is the equation of money and speech. (Advertising isn’t free speech, it’s bought speech.)

The Supremes decided that, they can also reverse or modify it.

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:33:23pm

re: #136 JordanRules

Not to mention people overseas.

Cambridge Analytica is in trouble in the UK, which is why, I suspect, that Facebook decided to move against it, as Facebook is coming under increased scrutiny internationally as a marketing tool for all sorts of political interference.

Which is sad, because in the big picture, electronic communications internationally ought to be the way to help people fighting against those who want to oppress freedom.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:34:12pm

re: #143 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

The weakness is the equation of money and speech. (Advertising isn’t free speech, it’s bought speech.)

The Supremes decided that, they can also reverse or modify it.

My problem is it has suggested by saying money = speech that some speech is worth more than others.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:34:25pm

re: #142 Barefoot Grin

So today my middle schooler asked me to take him to the record/cd store. He mostly downloads, but wanted something tangible. I let him roam and didn’t say anything because he’s already too influenced by my music. He got Yes “Fragile.” We listened during dinner and it was better than I remembered from when my brother used to play it in the ’70s. I’m not a big fan of Yes/Genesis/King Crimson, etc., but who knows, maybe he’ll teach me to like some of it. Downside: he said “I want to learn to play bass.”

Bass guitar or that other stringed instrument?

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:35:30pm

re: #139 EPR-radar

The benefactors of the hate-right programming are gleefully working to benefit from the deep and wide resentments of many people.

Resentment is one of the more powerful tools to use in manipulating others.

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Jay C  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:36:40pm

re: #143 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

The weakness is the equation of money and speech. (Advertising isn’t free speech, it’s bought speech.)

The Supremes decided that, they can also reverse or modify it.

Didn’t CJ Roberts make something like that very point in the Citizens United decision? That laws that actually DO restrict campaign financing would be OK if they met whatever guidelines the Court laid down in CU?

Of course, the main problem with that is that it puts the responsibility back on Congress. About which no more comment is necessary….

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:37:32pm

re: #129 BigPapa

Baked Alaska tried to get on Twitter again. We report swarmed him and he’s gone again.

Baked Alaska: “I can’t quit ya!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:38:00pm
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TedStriker  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:38:00pm

re: #142 Barefoot Grin

So today my middle schooler asked me to take him to the record/cd store. He mostly downloads, but wanted something tangible. I let him roam and didn’t say anything because he’s already too influenced by my music. He got Yes “Fragile.” We listened during dinner and it was better than I remembered from when my brother used to play it in the ’70s. I’m not a big fan of Yes/Genesis/King Crimson, etc., but who knows, maybe he’ll teach me to like some of it. Downside: he said “I want to learn to play bass.”

Just tell him some bassist jokes, like this gem:

Q: What do you call a bassist in a three-piece suit?
A: “Defendant”.

///

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:38:28pm

re: #130 Ace-o-aces

What looks promising about it? What “forced multiculturalism” is he referring to in his last tweet about the latest Thor movie?

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A Cranky One  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:38:32pm

re: #142 Barefoot Grin

So today my middle schooler asked me to take him to the record/cd store. He mostly downloads, but wanted something tangible. I let him roam and didn’t say anything because he’s already too influenced by my music. He got Yes “Fragile.” We listened during dinner and it was better than I remembered from when my brother used to play it in the ’70s. I’m not a big fan of Yes/Genesis/King Crimson, etc., but who knows, maybe he’ll teach me to like some of it. Downside: he said “I want to learn to play bass.”

Chris Squire motivated a lot of folks to be bass players. Like this one:

BASS MEETS BASS

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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:38:59pm

re: #147 freetoken

The benefactors of the hate-right programming are gleefully working to benefit from the deep and wide resentments of many people.

Resentment is one of the more powerful tools to use in manipulating others.

It doesn’t help that a substantial fraction of people who can see that consolidated media ownership, plutocracy, etc. are real things and bad things remain likely to piss away their influence in lefty purity party unicorn hunts.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:40:38pm

re: #146 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Bass guitar or that other stringed instrument?

Electric bass guitar as in “dad, have you ever played bass? do you know how to slap the strings?” (And of course, I’m joking. Every great rock band has a top-notch rhythm unit.) The answer, by the way, was no. I once got asked to fill in on bass for a friend’s band when the bass player didn’t show and I strictly played root notes with a pick.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:42:19pm

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

Electric bass guitar as in “dad, have you ever played bass? do you know how to slap the strings?” (And of course, I’m joking. Every great rock band has a top-notch rhythm unit.) The answer, by the way, was no. I once got asked to fill in on bass for a friend’s band when the bass player didn’t show and I strictly played root notes with a pick.

Hey, if he took up bass then you’d always have a bass player handy when you need one.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:42:35pm

re: #153 A Cranky One

Chris Squire motivated a lot of folks to be bass players. Like this one:

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Video

:) that kicked ass.

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A Cranky One  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:42:50pm

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

Electric bass guitar as in “dad, have you ever played bass? do you know how to slap the strings?” (And of course, I’m joking. Every great rock band has a top-notch rhythm unit.) The answer, by the way, was no. I once got asked to fill in on bass for a friend’s band when the bass player didn’t show and I strictly played root notes with a pick.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:43:34pm

re: #152 Patricia Kayden

What looks promising about it? What “forced multiculturalism” is he referring to in his last tweet about the latest Thor movie?

it looks like really snarky sarcasm to me.
YMMV though…

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:44:25pm

re: #153 A Cranky One

Chris Squire motivated a lot of folks to be bass players. Like this one:

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I gotta say I loved what Squire did for the tone of the bass. That Rickenbacker sound is pretty cool, and he was really the first one to really explore it.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:44:59pm

re: #156 makeitstop

Hey, if he took up bass then you’d always have a bass player handy when you need one.

He’s already a pretty good clarinet player. His brother gave him the Telecaster I gave the brother a couple of years ago and now he’s actually creating simple songs within three months. I think I’ll end up being his bassist for a couple of weeks until he kicks me out of the band. “Sorry dad, I think we have different visions….”

I’ll stop talking about the kid now, but a couple of weeks ago I shared that he wanted the book “Trouble Boys” about the Replacements. Looks like he learned about Yes from the book. Turns out Bob Stinson was a big fan, he tells me.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:48:56pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The right wing is crawling with traitors…..

We’ll get right on the executing drug dealers after we deal with the people who were selling out our country.

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TedStriker  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:49:12pm

re: #151 TedStriker

Just tell him some bassist jokes, like this gem:

Q: What do you call a bassist in a three-piece suit?
A: “Defendant”.

///

And, just so I’m not picking on the bassists, here’s another joke:

Q: What do you throw a drowning lead guitarist?
A: His amp.
(shamelessly stolen from Stewart Copeland of The Police from his appearance on The Grand Tour’s “Celebrity Face-Off” this past season with Nick Mason of Pink Floyd)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:49:43pm

Also known as LYING.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:50:48pm

re: #161 Barefoot Grin

Turns out Bob Stinson was a big fan, he tells me.

I never would have imagined that.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:52:31pm

re: #163 TedStriker

And, just so I’m not picking on the bassists, here’s another joke:

Q: What do you throw a drowning lead guitarist?
A: His amp.
(shamelessly stolen from Stewart Copeland of The Police from his appearance on The Grand Tour’s “Celebrity Face-Off” this past season with Nick Mason of Pink Floyd)

And being a guitar player, I gotta push this off to…banjo players!

Q. What’s the best pickup to put on a banjo?
A. An F-150.

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prairiefire  Mar 17, 2018 • 4:54:43pm

re: #134 freetoken

No! That is why we replicate ourselves biologically. Evolution survives.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:00:20pm

re: #104 William Lewis

In a situation like that you just ignore the cat. It will find it’s own way down.

As soon as it’s hungry, which will be soon.

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A Cranky One  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:00:25pm

A group of explorers is deep in the jungle and are startled by the sound of drums. The leader asks the guide if they should be worried. The guide assures him that hearing drums is a good thing and not to worry. This goes on for several nights, until one night when the drums stopped. All the natives began to panic, screaming and running away. The leader runs after the guide and asks, “What’s wrong? Why is everyone afraid now that the drums have stopped?” The guide replies: “Because that means the bass solo is going to start!”

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prairiefire  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:02:30pm

re: #169 A Cranky One

From a gal who has dated some bass players, sad but true.

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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:08:29pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

You don’t make up “facts”, NYT, you make up LIES.

What’s it going to take to get the media to stop pussyfooting around this asshole?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:09:21pm

re: #171 Skip Intro

You don’t make up “facts”, NYT, you make up LIES.

What’s it going to take to get the media to stop pussyfooting around this asshole?

I would say when he targets them directly but he’s already so hostile to the press.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:09:26pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:11:52pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not Hillary Clinton too? Don’t you watch Fox, Billo?

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:13:23pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s relationship with truth is that of his relationship with Melania: abusive.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:13:52pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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“As predicted, Andrew McCabe has been fired on a Friday night….” says the guy fired from the network that accidentally released their prepared statement on his firing on Friday night before it happened.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:14:01pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think Bill has that backward.

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The Major  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:15:47pm

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Interesting Times  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:16:02pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:17:30pm

Hey, look who’s telling a dead dog joke.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:18:08pm

re: #177 PhillyPretzel

I think Bill has that backward.

I think it is good for Bill that he got booted from TV, I don’t think he would be able to spin this s*it real time, 5 days a week.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:20:03pm

re: #180 Skip Intro

Hey, look who’s telling a dead dog joke.

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I turned on Huckabee’s show tonight and didn’t last 5 minutes.

It’s like one of those old horror movies, your car breaks down in bumfuck Tennessee and you are forced into a Huckabee audience for ever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:22:39pm

oh dear…

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:22:58pm
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Jay C  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:23:15pm

re: #182 bill d. (b.d.)

I turned on Huckabee’s show tonight and didn’t last 5 minutes.

It’s like one of those old horror movies, your car breaks down in bumfuck Tennessee and you are forced into a Huckabee audience for ever.

And everybody in the whole town looks like Mike Huckabee or one of his relatives (and that town is probably Bumfuck, Arkansas) - where the gene pool is usually more of a puddle.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:24:12pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear…

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The President of the United States has gone mad.

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jaunte  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:24:44pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:24:53pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:25:16pm

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The Major  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:25:35pm

re: #184 gocart mozart

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:25:37pm

re: #185 Jay C

And everybody in the whole town looks like Mike Huckabee or one of his relatives (and that town is probably Bumfuck, Arkansas) - where the gene pool is usually more of a puddle.

He is broadcasting his show from Tennessee, I lasted that long and not much longer.

( we are allowed to have more fun than 49 other states!!……he said that….really…..)

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:27:13pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear…

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He still thinks it’s big deal that McAuliffe helped Jill McCabe.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:28:13pm

re: #188 gocart mozart

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Dude gotta ask but did ya make up Donny Dollhands because I love it as Trumps “mob nickname.”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:31:14pm

re: #180 Skip Intro

Hey, look who’s telling a dead dog joke.

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What’s sad is Huckabee thinks he’s being clever.

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prairiefire  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:31:21pm

re: #178 The Major

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:31:54pm

Y’all have seen those viral videos of the catastrophic chairlift rollback that flung folks like rag dolls at a ski resort in Georgia, right?

In 1990 Winter Park, CO decided to let lift mechanics and designers intentionally destroy a chairlift that was being replaced. Ladies and gentleman, I give you Chairlift Destroy Crash Test, any and everything that can go wrong with a chairlift. They test the brakes, they make a rollback happen (very terrifying), they cause an oil leak on the haul rope, they fell trees on the haul rope, they start the motor room on fire which brings the bullwheel off its axle and snaps the haul rope, finally they pull some towers down to test their foundations, all this just to see what happens. Video 23 minutes.

Chairlift Destroy Crash Test

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:34:21pm

If Trump orchestrates the firing of Mueller, I don’t know what happens next. It feels as if he could get away with pretty much anything. Congressional Republicans have his back.

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The Major  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:35:35pm

re: #195 prairiefire

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Charles Johnson  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:38:12pm
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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:38:20pm

re: #188 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:39:03pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:39:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:39:35pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

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he still hasen’t gotten the hang of threaded tweets.

my surprise…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:39:44pm

I was watching Shattered Glass earlier about Stephen Glass getting nailed to the wall and losing his career for making shit up.

Apparently he was 20 years too early.

Good movie btw.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:39:52pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:40:11pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:40:14pm

He’s gonna do it tonight.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:41:11pm

re: #201 gocart mozart

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Thanks to twitter, we’re all Kissinger tonight.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:41:17pm

re: #204 Eclectic Cyborg

I was watching Shattered Glass earlier about Stephen Glass getting nailed to the wall and losing his career for making shit up.

Apparently he was 20 years too early.

Good movie btw.

Very underrated IMO. My journalism teacher showed it to us in 2004. We also watched All the Presidents Men and later that school year Felt was revealed to be Deep Throat.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:41:22pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

“Will no one rid me of this meddlesome Special Counsel?”

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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:42:03pm

re: #93 goddamnedfrank

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jaunte  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:42:41pm
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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:43:00pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:44:23pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jumping fucking shitballs on a stick. There is no bottom, is there.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:44:35pm

re: #213 Kragar

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I guess it’s possible that Trump himself is the only one who doesn’t know… in that, he has convinced himself that it didn’t happen and therefore it didn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:45:21pm

I have a feeling his downfall is going to be very ugly. I’ve nrver been more worried about a transfer of power.

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Targetpractice  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:45:25pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

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This is the part in the movie where the cowardly villain talks himself into going through with his plan. “I’m sure it’ll work out! They’re the ones who were wrong, not me! I’M THE GENIUS!!!”

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:46:49pm

Hard to believe that the President of the United States fucking a porn star isn’t really news.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:47:53pm

re: #218 bill d. (b.d.)

Hard to believe that the President of the United States fucking a porn star isn’t really news.

Or the least controversial thing about him.

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Targetpractice  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:47:58pm

re: #218 bill d. (b.d.)

Hard to believe that the President of the United States fucking a porn star isn’t really news.

The only reason I think it’s not treated as news is we all knew Donny is a man-whore whose approach to marital fidelity is “The odometer ticked over, time to start shopping for something younger.”

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jaunte  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:49:07pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:49:30pm

He lies like you and I breathe air.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:50:21pm

re: #220 Targetpractice

The only reason I think it’s not treated as news is we all knew Donny is a man-whore whose approach to marital fidelity is “The odometer ticked over, time to start shopping for something younger.”

That’s true and even with that the RR treats him as if he’s this devout man. I didn’t grow up under Reagan for too long so I don’t know how big a sham that seemed.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:50:54pm

re: #220 Targetpractice

The only reason I think it’s not treated as news is we all knew Donny is a man-whore whose approach to marital fidelity is “The odometer ticked over, time to start shopping for something younger.”

And the evangelicals have gone all in with him, totally ceding any moral authority that they have hypocritically claimed for decades. Trump is going to destroy right wing conservative Christianity along with the GOP…that’s cool

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:51:16pm

Words I want to hear- We find the defendant incredibly guilty.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:51:36pm

re: #224 bill d. (b.d.)

And the evangelicals have gone all in with him, totally ceding any moral authority that they have hypocritically claimed for decades. Trump is going to destroy right wing conservative Christianity along with the GOP…that’s cool

Let’s hope so.

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:52:48pm

re: #218 bill d. (b.d.)

Hard to believe that the President of the United States fucking a porn star isn’t really news.

Seen the other day:

“Its weird. We’ve got a President who wants to start a Space Force and bangs porn stars and I still hate the mother fucker.”

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:52:57pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:53:49pm

re: #226 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

Let’s hope so.

It will certainly be harder for the conservative churches to get younger members with such hypocrisy on display…..I would hope.

Don’t do any of this stuff or you’re going to hell……unless you’re Trump!!

//

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lawhawk  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:53:57pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sessions, who claimed he recused himself from all actions relating to the Russia investigation, fired McCabe a day short of McCabe retiring with a full pension, over his actions relating to the Russia investigation.

Everything Trumpworld does is advancing a criminal conspiracy.

Everything is a conspiracy to obstruct justice and enable those who have perjured themselves or those engaging in conspiracy to continue doing so.

The GOP has no intention of holding anyone accountable. They’re enabling Trumpworld because they see this as their chance to fleece America and loot the treasury for millionaires like Trump while sticking everyone else with the burdens. I sound like a broken record for bringing this up, but until the GOP is sacked from Congress, this will continue.

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Targetpractice  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:53:59pm

re: #221 jaunte

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Firing Mueller isn’t going to make everything go away. And there is undoubtedly enough evidence to support state charges, which Donny cannot issue pardons for.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:54:27pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Bill O’Reilly

@BillOReilly
As predicted, FBI agent Andrew McCabe has just been fired late on a Friday night. That foreshadows big trouble for James Comey, Loretta Lynch and possibly Barack Obama. President Trump has to be happy tonight.
9:16 PM - Mar 16, 2018
3,692 3,692 Replies 13,055 13,055 Retweets 43,468 43,468 likes

re: #139 EPR-radar

Exactly. It is self-evident that to get US politics back to something approaching workable, tens of millions of right wing cultists will need to be deprogrammed.

Since there is no apparent way to get this done, we appear to be looking at an endless succession of elections where if Democrats win some small bits of progress may happen, despite 100% GOP opposition, and if Republicans win we gallop toward the apocalypse at full speed. There’s no prize for seeing how that will turn out.

re: #133 Kragar

James Comey

@Comey
Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.

Make America great again 🇺🇸
@jmlara02
We will…. I can’t wait to see you in jail…
1:05 PM - Mar 17, 2018

Today my sister and I had our weekly call with our brother and once again I lost it when he smugly repeated that Comey was going to spend the rest of his life in prison and that the “deep state swamp” is out to get Trump. He refuses to acknowledge that Trump may be compromised by Putin (actually I call Trump a traitor). He doesn’t seem concerned about Trump or the Republican party fondness for Putin. His belief is that there’s no problem if Putin stays in his corner of Europe.

I cannot believe that the whole GOP is owned by Putin but apparently it is true and the Trumpsters all are totally brainwashed. There is nothing that can persuade them of Trump’s venality

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jaunte  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:54:58pm
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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:55:31pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime.

that’s a conclusion
it comes after a probe / investigation

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lawhawk  Mar 17, 2018 • 5:59:11pm

re: #234 dangerman

Trump doesn’t care.

Logic isn’t his strong suit. He fashions himself as a strongman above the law.

He doesn’t care that the FBI and intel services were looking at him and his cronies even before the Steele dossier was around, because he was hanging with all manner of shady characters.

Steele dossier didn’t lead to Manafort charges. Or Gates charges. Or Flynn charges (and guilty plea). Or Papadopoulos.

Mueller’s ticking off indictments and guilty pleas because there’s a lot more going on here and Trump and his cronies are throwing absolutely everything they can against the wall hoping something sticks.

They’ve got Hannity running his mouth at 600 mph trying to impugn the FBI and intel services because they’re doing their jobs to keep the nation safe from threats foreign and domestic.

Trump criminality is all over the place and they’re all worried that this will come crashing down on them before they’ve had a chance to fleece America.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:00:07pm

re: #180 Skip Intro

Maybe Huckabee’s son learned his dog-killing skills from his father. Years ago, I thought Huckabee cared about his constituents but that was a long time ago. I believe him capable of any dishonesty.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:01:55pm

re: #229 bill d. (b.d.)

It will certainly be harder for the conservative churches to get younger members with such hypocrisy on display…..I would hope.

Don’t do any of this stuff or you’re going to hell……unless you’re Trump!!

//

They do say younger Evangelicals are less conservative anyhow so you may be right.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:02:11pm

re: #236 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe Huckabee’s son learned his dog-killing skills from his father. Years ago, I thought Huckabee cared about his constituents but that was a long time ago. I believe him capable of any dishonesty.

He’s always been a prick imo.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:02:11pm

re: #218 bill d. (b.d.)

Hard to believe that the President of the United States fucking a porn star isn’t really news.

This was before he was president; it wasn’t a crime because she was a willing partner.

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Targetpractice  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:04:36pm

re: #233 jaunte

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Much like Nixon, Trump doesn’t seem to understand that obstruction is a separate charge and “disproving” the original charge does not mean efforts to stall or snuff out the investigation magically go away.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:04:39pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Are we going to need to treat businesses as stateless actors?

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:05:23pm

re: #239 Hecuba’s daughter

This was before he was president; it wasn’t a crime because she was a willing partner.

I am sure that the POTUS has been a model of fidelity while in office.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:07:50pm

re: #242 bill d. (b.d.)

Nikki Haley denies that she’s fucking Trump, which means she is.

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TedStriker  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:08:03pm

re: #227 Kragar

Seen the other day:

“Its weird. We’ve got a President who wants to start a Space Force and bangs porn stars and I still hate the mother fucker.”

This is sooo true.

If President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho in Idiocracy was doing the same things as Trump, I’d hate him too.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:09:03pm
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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:09:09pm

re: #239 Hecuba’s daughter

This was before he was president; it wasn’t a crime because she was a willing partner.

There’s been insinuations that it wasn’t only before he was president.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:09:40pm

re: #235 lawhawk

Logic isn’t just not his strong suit, it’s something that he feels threatened by. Truth isn’t kind to narcissism.

I don’t mean that just in the context of the investigation, but as a general trend. Trump’s business record is all about showmanship and deception, Trump’s brand and public image is all about counterfeits—counterfeit sexual prowess (John Barron’s gossip to the tabloids), counterfeit prestige (exaggerated wealth and prominence), counterfeit generosity (faked charity activity, fraud)—and hype masking shoddy quality—most of his real estate deals, the products he’s lent his names to, every fucking thing he says about what he’s doing.

The tweeting is keeping up the pretense that he’s in control, and not to blame for anything, and that the appropriate reaction to all this is to trust him and get angry at his detractors. It’s bottom-barrel manipulation, but he’s got an audience that are already invested and would rather re-commit than concede error or vulnerability.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:13:15pm

re: #243 Ace Rothstein

Nikki Haley denies that she’s fucking Trump, which means she is.

ew

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:13:29pm

re: #246 MsJ

There’s been insinuations that it wasn’t only before he was president.

And I’m not talking about Nikki. I’m talking porn stars.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:13:50pm

Saturday Night Massacre
When Cox issued a subpoena to Nixon, asking for copies of taped conversations recorded in the Oval Office, the president refused to comply. On Friday, October 19, 1973, Nixon offered what was later known as the Stennis Compromise—asking the infamously hard-of-hearing Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi to review and summarize the tapes for the special prosecutor’s office. Cox refused the compromise that same evening and it was believed that there would be a short rest in the legal maneuvering while government offices were closed for the weekend.[3]
However, the following day (Saturday) Nixon ordered Attorney General Richardson to fire Cox. Richardson refused and resigned in protest. Nixon then ordered Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus to fire Cox. Ruckelshaus also refused and resigned.[3]
Nixon then ordered the Solicitor General of the United States, Robert Bork, as acting head of the Justice Department, to fire Cox. Both Richardson and Ruckelshaus had given personal assurances to Congressional oversight committees that they would not interfere, but Bork had not. Although Bork later claimed he believed Nixon’s order to be valid and appropriate, he still considered resigning to avoid being “perceived as a man who did the President’s bidding to save my job”.[4] Nevertheless, having been brought to the White House by limousine and sworn in as acting attorney general, Bork wrote the letter firing Cox[5] - and the Saturday Night Massacre was complete.[6]
In his posthumously published memoirs, Bork claimed Nixon promised him the next seat on the Supreme Court following Bork’s role in firing Cox. Nixon was unable to carry out that promise, but President Ronald Reagan nominated Bork for the Supreme Court in 1987; he was rejected by the Senate.[16]
The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 was a direct result of the Saturday Night Massacre.[17]

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Charles Johnson  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:15:44pm
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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:16:31pm

re: #239 Hecuba’s daughter

This was before he was president; it wasn’t a crime because she was a willing partner.

Crime or not it’s not even big news
It’s not carrying the weight it would have with anyone else

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:18:02pm

re: #239 Hecuba’s daughter

This was before he was president; it wasn’t a crime because she was a willing partner.

The Clintons would have liked that benefit of the doubt.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:18:16pm

re: #251 Charles Johnson

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He has his yes men and women telling him he did the right thing.

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:18:50pm

re: #251 Charles Johnson

As long as the Republicans don’t act, his reactions are justified.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:19:00pm

re: #253 Sea Mexican!

The Clintons would have liked that benefit of the doubt.

Shit HRC gets as much heat as Bill does for Bills affairs.

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lawhawk  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:20:59pm

re: #251 Charles Johnson

If he thinks he’s on a roll and thinks he can’t be stopped, then hasn’t he gotten what he wants?

Who’s stopping him?

The GOP wont lift a finger. They’ve repeatedly shown that they’re complicit in enabling Trump’s actions.

Congressional Democrats seem to be holding their powder dry before they go full on impeachment in January.

I worry that the GOP will have done lasting damage before that could even happen. We already see the Trumpworld picks systematically undermining govt function, from the EPA to Education and State Dept.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:22:18pm

re: #246 MsJ

There’s been insinuations that it wasn’t only before he was president.

But it still isn’t a crime — immoral yes but it doesn’t violate any law for him to be involved with a willing partner, who is an adult and not a member of his staff. His real crimes have little to do with infidelity.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:22:33pm

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:24:15pm

The new yorker

If you wanted to tell the story of an entire Presidency in a single tweet, you could try the one that President Trump posted after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the F.B.I., on Friday night

Every sentence is a lie. Every sentence violates norms established by Presidents of both parties. Every sentence displays the pettiness and the vindictiveness of a man unsuited to the job he holds

.

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Targetpractice  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:24:31pm

re: #251 Charles Johnson

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He’s surrounded himself with yes-men who are telling him that his actions are totally working in his favor. And the far-right press are feeding him a steady diet of praise for firing McCabe. So, in his mind, this is working in his favor and firing Mueller will only result in louder praise.

It’s governing, Pavlovian-style

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:26:14pm
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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:27:07pm

re: #258 Hecuba’s daughter

But it still isn’t a crime — immoral yes but it doesn’t violate any law for him to be involved with a willing partner, who is an adult and not a member of his staff. His real crimes have little to do with infidelity.

President’s don’t don’t this and no one seems to care

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lawhawk  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:27:19pm

re: #261 Targetpractice

So much of what Trumpworld and the right wing does is Pavlovian.

Mention the word Clinton and it’s all “Release the hounds…” and to a slightly lesser extent Obama.

They can’t help themselves. We see and hear it on Fox and Trump regurgitates what he hears on Fox as a echo chamber with the feedback turned to 11.

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:27:32pm

re: #258 Hecuba’s daughter

But it still isn’t a crime — immoral yes but it doesn’t violate any law for him to be involved with a willing partner, who is an adult and not a member of his staff. His real crimes have little to do with infidelity.

Oh, I know that. I was just saying.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:30:04pm

re: #263 dangerman

President’s don’t don’t this and no one seems to care

Many Presidents have been less than faithful to their spouses while they were in office. It’s just that now it’s harder to keep secrets.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:31:55pm

re: #216 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

I have a feeling his downfall is going to be very ugly. I’ve nrver been more worried about a transfer of power.

He’ll just require a straight jacket. I’ll start the GoFundMe.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:32:06pm

re: #258 Hecuba’s daughter

But it still isn’t a crime — immoral yes but it doesn’t violate any law for him to be involved with a willing partner, who is an adult and not a member of his staff. His real crimes have little to do with infidelity.

When you court and embrace the people who supposedly loathe that the most….it is an issue.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:33:55pm

re: #243 Ace Rothstein

Nikki Haley denies that she’s fucking Trump, which means she is.

I think his mistress was Hope not Nikki.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:34:01pm

re: #266 Hecuba’s daughter

Many Presidents have been less than faithful to their spouses while they were in office. It’s just that now it’s harder to keep secrets.

Hell, there have been Popes who ran out of the Vatican for a little action. I’m honestly not as bothered by presidential affairs unless it involves trading sex for political favors or is legitimately criminal (rape, sexual assault, etc.) There’s plenty to stick on President Trump besides a sex scandal, and he’s a known sleazebag that nobody will be surprised to see involved in a sex scandal - and we already know the evangelicals have rationalized away his widely known infidelity.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:34:59pm

re: #269 Hecuba’s daughter

I think his mistress was Hope not Nikki.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:37:55pm

re: #271 bill d. (b.d.)

Maybe I’m being unrealistic here but I just don’t see Nikki Haley being involved in an affair with Trump.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:38:03pm

re: #270 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Hell, there have been Popes who ran out of the Vatican for a little action. I’m honestly not as bothered by presidential affairs unless it involves trading sex for political favors or is legitimately criminal (rape, sexual assault, etc.) There’s plenty to stick on President Trump besides a sex scandal, and he’s a known sleazebag that nobody will be surprised to see involved in a sex scandal - and we already know the evangelicals have rationalized away his widely known infidelity.

Sorry, nope…i will cut him no slack.

To hell with an evangelical base who will forgive him breaking a commandment but will come down on him like no force previously known to man if he tries to give health care to the needy or try to enact responsible gun legislation to keep kids from getting killed while at school.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:39:21pm

re: #272 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe I’m being unrealistic here but I just don’t see Nikki Haley being involved in an affair with Trump.

I can’t imagine an America where Donald Trump is president…..strange days…..

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:39:43pm

re: #273 bill d. (b.d.)

Sorry, nope…i will cut him no slack.

To hell with an evangelical base who will forgive him breaking a commandment but will come down on him like no force previously known to man if he tries to give health care to the needy or try to enact responsible gun legislation to keep kids from getting killed while at school.

I can’t really disagree with you. In particular, as far as I’m concerned, the evangelical collective can eat a bag of dicks for their passive role in legitimizing this President. He is a completely immoral douchecanoe and they let him walk because God, Guns, Abortion. Fuckers.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:40:24pm

Asha sets Brit Hume straight.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:43:55pm

re: #276 makeitstop

Asha sets Brit Hume straight.

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Brit has Trump balls on his jowls.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:48:00pm

Somebody hates me

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:48:43pm

re: #276 makeitstop

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Charles Johnson  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:50:09pm

re: #262 Kragar

This made me laugh. A sad, bitter, angry laugh.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:50:45pm

re: #278 gocart mozart

Somebody hates me

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I loathe and despise the people from “wherever” trying to tell us how stupid we are without even being able to use the English language correctly……

I double checked my grammar on that one

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jaunte  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:51:18pm

re: #278 gocart mozart

Go Teem Literate!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:52:51pm

re: #278 gocart mozart

Somebody hates me

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Why would the skeletons in your closet be shaking in their shoes? I guess Vlad is too cheap to pay for proverbs lessons.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:54:48pm

re: #279 Stanley Sea

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Yawn Cernovich. Just yawn.

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:56:52pm

re: #284 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

Yawn Cernovich Thernovith. Just yawn.

FTFY

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A Mom Anon  Mar 17, 2018 • 6:57:46pm

My husband is finally home from the hospital. New antibiotic taken almost 3 hours ago and no bad effects. Home health nurse coming Monday to change dressing. Then a trip back to the burn after care clinic to see the doctor and get the wound looked at some time next week. It’s 80 percent closed and it looks like no skin grafts needed.

The biggest challenge is getting his diabetes under control because that interferes with healing and it’s a big part of why this happened. Necrotizing fasciitis is not anything to mess with kids. He will not be considered fully recovered until 6 months from the day the wound is considered healed.

23 days in the hospital. Months of recovery. He’s lost muscle tissue from being bedridden all this time. He’s going to need physical therapy, lots of dietary changes and heaven knows what else. And maybe, just maybe, the planets will all line up and I can get a whole night’s sleep for the first time in almost a month. 😴

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:00:26pm

re: #278 gocart mozart

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:00:26pm

re: #286 A Mom Anon

{{{A Mom Anon}}}

Please, PLEASE feel free to link us to a GoFundMe or PayPal if you need anything. The Lizardim are about more than thoughts and prayers. We take care of our own. So glad your husband is home, I hope you can get some rest and take care of yourself.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:07:48pm

re: #286 A Mom Anon

Hang in there MomAnon! We’re all rooting for you.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:10:30pm

re: #288 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

If the need arises I will set something up. So far we’re ok. The Husband actually has really decent insurance and so far after deductable is met, we’re fully covered. His employer has been awesome so far. Now we wait. In the event we aren’t going to be alright, then comes the asking for help. I so appreciate and am grateful for all of you. Really. Thank you.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:14:16pm

re: #290 A Mom Anon

XXOO

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:15:25pm

I’m having a heart attack watching th Gators.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:16:31pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:17:00pm

re: #286 A Mom Anon

Glad he is home and thank you for doing a wonderful job so far…..hopefully it will get better from here?

As everyone has said….please let us know how/if we can help.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:17:50pm

re: #286 A Mom Anon

Wow. That’s a lot for both of you to go through. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:18:59pm

re: #286 A Mom Anon

You sound like you need a dose of silly llama song.

Llama Song (with official MP3)

{{{A Mon Anon}}}

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dangerman  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:20:04pm

re: #266 Hecuba’s daughter

Many Presidents have been less than faithful to their spouses while they were in office. It’s just that now it’s harder to keep secrets.

Presidents don’t don’t this and no one seems to care

The infidelity is the least of it
The nda
The payoff
The hamhanded way it’s all been handled
The restraining order
The lawsuit

The president is vulnerable and likely a target

Presidents don’t act this way purposely opening themselves up
Congresses don’t let this happen

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:25:57pm

re: #297 dangerman

The infidelity is the least of it
The nda
The payoff
The hamhanded way it’s all been handled
The restraining order
The lawsuit

The president is vulnerable and likely a target

Presidents don’t act this way purposely opening themselves up
Congresses don’t let this happen

I agree the other issues are serious and show serious character flaws. The infidelity is not the crime — it’s all the other activities that followed this behavior.

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calochortus  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:35:34pm

re: #290 A Mom Anon

If the need arises I will set something up. So far we’re ok. The Husband actually has really decent insurance and so far after deductable is met, we’re fully covered. His employer has been awesome so far. Now we wait. In the event we aren’t going to be alright, then comes the asking for help. I so appreciate and am grateful for all of you. Really. Thank you.

If the need does arise, be sure it’s paged or something so everyone knows about it.

Meanwhile {{{MomAnon}}} And get some good sleep.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:36:46pm

Whether or not Trump fires Mueller, the election this November, as well as all the special elections between now and then, are about Trump. If you’re lucky, it might be about how Trump is ruining the lives of the constituents in your district, but, if you’re like me here in Texas, it’s about how your representative has enabled Trump to do what he is doing.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:39:37pm

re: #300 Belafon

Whether or not Trump fires Mueller, the election this November, as well as all the special elections between now and then, are about Trump. If you’re lucky, it might be about how Trump is ruining the lives of the constituents in your district, but, if you’re like me here in Texas, it’s about how your representative has enabled Trump to do what he is doing.

Too bad the Republican voters fully support whatever Trump is doing. If you want to know how the Germans accepted Hitler’s actions look at how Republican endorse Trump’s behavior.

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:41:38pm

re: #287 gocart mozart

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:41:45pm

re: #216 HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)

I have a feeling his downfall is going to be very ugly. I’ve nrver been more worried about a transfer of power.

I posted last night that I truly fear a coup will happen and now that fear looks more likely to be true!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:41:56pm

re: #243 Ace Rothstein

Nikki Haley denies that she’s fucking Trump, which means she is.

Oh, I don’t know. I deny fucking Trump, myself, and I know for a fact that I’m not.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:42:27pm

re: #286 A Mom Anon

My husband is finally home from the hospital. New antibiotic taken almost 3 hours ago and no bad effects. Home health nurse coming Monday to change dressing. Then a trip back to the burn after care clinic to see the doctor and get the wound looked at some time next week. It’s 80 percent closed and it looks like no skin grafts needed.

The biggest challenge is getting his diabetes under control because that interferes with healing and it’s a big part of why this happened. Necrotizing fasciitis is not anything to mess with kids. He will not be considered fully recovered until 6 months from the day the wound is considered healed.

23 days in the hospital. Months of recovery. He’s lost muscle tissue from being bedridden all this time. He’s going to need physical therapy, lots of dietary changes and heaven knows what else. And maybe, just maybe, the planets will all line up and I can get a whole night’s sleep for the first time in almost a month. 😴

It is great that he seems to be responding to the new antibiotics. Hopefully the physical therapy will allow him to recover his full strength. We are all rooting for both of you.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:44:25pm
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freetoken  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:45:44pm

Facebook knew of illicit user profile harvesting for 2 years, never acted

Of course they did.

Facebook was designed to harvest this type of information.

Facebook exists to create a powerfully profitable means of shaping the actions of individuals to meet the goals of the true customers of Facebook.

So many people on Facebook may not realize they are not the customers of Facebook. They are, rather, the product.

The customers of Facebook are those who pay Facebook to be their information gathering engine, or, to pimp their advertisements, or both.

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The Major  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:46:51pm

re: #307 freetoken

So many people on Facebook may not realize they are not the customers of Facebook. They are, rather, the product.

That’s why I refuse to use Facebook.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:49:41pm

Mrs. FBW is not fond of corned beef. Nobody but me is fond of the cabbage and potatoes and carrots all flavored with corned beefness. The Irish don’t eat corned beef and cabbage in Ireland*. So, a year ago, I hit on Colcannon as the Irish meal for St. Patrick’s Day.

Mashed potatoes with cabbage, bacon, green onions, and far too much butter.

Added the requisite Guinness.

I DID buy a nice piece of corned beef. For sandwiches.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:52:56pm

re: #309 Blind Frog Belly White

BTW, most of the recipes I found don’t include bacon. Feckin’ savages!

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:53:18pm

re: #309 Blind Frog Belly White

America, where we eat corned beef for the Irish, drink for Mexico on the 5th of May, and give candy to children on Halloween.

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:53:19pm

re: #290 A Mom Anon

Diet is hard especially when he doesn’t want to change. My hubby has diabetes. When I went on keto, so did he. A little kicking and screaming, but now he loves it. There’s no bread, rice, pasta, potatoes or sugar in the house.

Boiled and mashed celery root prepared like makes potatoes tastes like potatoes.

Spaghetti squash with Italian sausage tomato sauce is like regular spaghetti.

Coconut and almond flour replace regular flour.

Food processed (or riced) cauliflower replaces rice. Season it and it loses the cauliflower flavor. Especially good as Spanish rice.

There are a number of fake sugars that are good.

We eat a lot of meat and veg. I buy meat on sale and freeze it. If you shop every few days you can find veg on sale when they are ripe and ready to use.

Spice it up and he won’t get bored.

Diabetes sucks. But until hubby got on this Keto thing with me, there were days he was such a Dick I wanted to kill him (divorce him at least). When his blood sugar is out of whack, he’s like someone I didn’t know and don’t want to know.

Good luck!!!

And I’m very glad he’s home and doing OK.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:53:24pm

re: #310 Blind Frog Belly White

BTW, most of the recipes I found don’t include bacon. Feckin’ savages!

Booooo.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:56:23pm

*(from 309) A girl I dated in college went to Ireland for a month after her freshman year. Stayed with a family for a while. She said they ate a lot of stews, mostly ‘lamb’, which tasted distinctly ‘sweatery’.

I suspect their definition of ‘lamb’ may have been…expansive, as regards age.

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whitebeach  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:57:14pm

re: #218 bill d. (b.d.)

Hard to believe that the President of the United States fucking a porn star isn’t really news.

To be fair, is “fucking” really on the table (so to speak) yet? Possible Stormy Daniels quote: “Fucking? Little Donnie couldn’t fuck a chicken liver.”

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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 7:57:34pm

re: #314 Blind Frog Belly White

*(from 309) A girl I dated in college went to Ireland for a month after her freshman year. Stayed with a family for a while. She said they ate a lot of stews, mostly ‘lamb’, which tasted distinctly ‘sweatery’.

I suspect their definition of ‘lamb’ may have been…expansive, as regards age.

I love lamb. It’s my favorite red meat. Shepherds pie with lamb is divine.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:02:06pm

re: #316 MsJ

I love lamb. It’s my favorite red meat. Shepherds pie with lamb is divine.

Sadly, though I LOVE lamb, Mrs. FBW is not a fan. Poor girl was raised by a Mom who fed her out of cans and boxes. I’ve done what I could, and while she loves a wide variety of foods, some things she’s never grown to like. Lamb. Venison. Kidneys. Brussels Spouts.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:05:12pm

re: #301 Hecuba’s daughter

Thankfully, Trump supporters aren’t the majority of voters.

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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:06:24pm

re: #315 whitebeach

To be fair, is “fucking” really on the table (so to speak) yet? Possible Stormy Daniels quote: “Fucking? Little Donnie couldn’t fuck a chicken liver.”

I was under the impression that little Donnie is more of a passive participant of some of the more exotic forms of sexual entertainment.

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:06:52pm

I guess reminding my daughter to take the cellphone with her to her performance wasn’t enough. I need to remind her “Take the phone and actually turn it on when you’re gone.”

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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:07:58pm

re: #318 Patricia Kayden

Thankfully, Trump supporters aren’t the majority of voters.

They don’t have to be, just the majority of voters in a few key states, like last time.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:10:53pm

re: #320 Kragar

I guess reminding my daughter to take the cellphone with her to her performance wasn’t enough. I need to remind her “Take the phone and actually turn it on when you’re gone.”

It gets worse before it gets better.

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danarchy  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:14:35pm

re: #315 whitebeach

To be fair, is “fucking” really on the table (so to speak) yet? Possible Stormy Daniels quote: “Fucking? Little Donnie couldn’t fuck a chicken liver.”

From the In Touch interview several years ago”

Stormy: It was textbook generic. It wasn’t like, “Oh my God, I love you.” He wasn’t like Fabio or anything. He wasn’t trying to have, like, porn sex.

IT: Did he say anything to you during?

Stormy: Nothing freaky. Like, “Oh yeah, that feels good. That’s amazing.” You know. It was one position, what you would expect someone his age to do. It wasn’t bad. Don’t get me wrong.

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calochortus  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:14:38pm

OT: Once again I’m keeping an eye on the FR grift-a-thon. This quarter started with a larger number of donations than usual and I thought they could wrap it up by the end of Feb. which would have been a couple weeks earlier than it has been ending in the last couple years. Then in late Feb./early March they stalled. They also had some of their eternal “server problems” which supposedly made it harder to donate (though they provided alternate methods.) We’re now a couple weeks from the end of the quarter and they’re only at 92% and begging harder than ever.
Are they losing True Believers™ with the reality of the Trump administration? Is it just a fluke? Who knows?

The other thing that interests me as a complete Luddite is the server issue. Is it that hard to find a host for a website? They (allegedly) raise all this money, and yet their Fresno business runs its site on servers located 150 miles away and they need to physically send someone up there to fix their problems when they occur.

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:17:16pm
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whitebeach  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:17:43pm

re: #309 Blind Frog Belly White

Mrs. FBW is not fond of corned beef. Nobody but me is fond of the cabbage and potatoes and carrots all flavored with corned beefness. The Irish don’t eat corned beef and cabbage in Ireland*. So, a year ago, I hit on Colcannon as the Irish meal for St. Patrick’s Day.

You’re right that the Irish don’t do corned beef and cabbage. The do have a ham-and-cabbage dish, but as far as I know it isn’t particularly associated with St. Patrick’s Day, which itself isn’t celebrated like it is in the USA.

If I had to choose a meal for St. Pat’s that I consider especially Irish, at least for the west of Ireland, which is as Irish as it gets, it would center on a lovely salmon.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:19:24pm

re: #326 whitebeach

You’re right that the Irish don’t do corned beef and cabbage. The do have a ham-and-cabbage dish, but as far as I know it isn’t particularly associated with St. Patrick’s Day, which itself isn’t celebrated like it is in the USA.

If I had to choose a meal for St. Pat’s that I consider especially Irish, at least for the west of Ireland, which is as Irish as it gets, it would center on a lovely salmon.

I used to work in an “Irish Pub”

The salmon, cooked & lox-style was the winner.

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calochortus  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:19:34pm

re: #326 whitebeach

You’re right that the Irish don’t do corned beef and cabbage. The do have a ham-and-cabbage dish, but as far as I know it isn’t particularly associated with St. Patrick’s Day, which itself isn’t celebrated like it is in the USA.

If I had to choose a meal for St. Pat’s that I consider especially Irish, at least for the west of Ireland, which is as Irish as it gets, it would center on a lovely salmon.

But it’s not salmon season here. (counts days ‘til fresh, wild caught salmon appears at my local farmer’s market.)

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:20:15pm

I love to see this jerk get owned.
\

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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:24:51pm

re: #324 calochortus

That server runs Jim’s Top Secret 1990s code on it and he doesn’t want anybody other than a family member to have access to his precious.

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calochortus  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:29:11pm

re: #330 Skip Intro

That server runs Jim’s Top Secret 1990s code on it and he doesn’t want anybody other than a family member to have access to his precious.

Then why not keep it, oh I don’t know, in Fresno, rather than San Jose? I recall reading excuses about why it took so long to get things working last time they had a problem because someone had to keep driving back and forth.

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Brian J.  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:30:34pm

re: #144 freetoken

Not to mention people overseas.

Cambridge Analytica is in trouble in the UK, which is why, I suspect, that Facebook decided to move against it, as Facebook is coming under increased scrutiny internationally as a marketing tool for all sorts of political interference.

Which is sad, because in the big picture, electronic communications internationally ought to be the way to help people fighting against those who want to oppress freedom.

No. Facebook, in the end, really was about white supremacy and fascism all along. Indeed, the entire Internet as currently constructed and funded is. Next time the government decides it needs an interconnected computer network, it should stay strictly noncommercial, for official use only.

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whitebeach  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:33:54pm

re: #168 Romantic Heretic

In a situation like that you just ignore the cat. It will find it’s own way down.

As soon as it’s hungry, which will be soon.

My favorite joke on this theme is ancient, so forgive me, all of you who have heard it:

Brother Joe has taken his family on vacation, leaving their cat in charge of brother Jim. The day after they arrive at their destination, Joe calls Jim:

Joe: So how’s the kitty?

Jim: Oh, shit, Joe, the cat died. Don’t know how, she was just dead when we came down this morning.

Joe: Oh, man, what the …

Jim: I know, OK. I just don’t know why.

Joe: Look. You really knocked me over here. There’s a better way to deliver news like this.

Jim: Yeah?

Joe: Yeah. You don’t just club somebody with it. You start out easy, like when I ask you how the cat is, you say something like, “The cat’s on the roof and won’t come down.” Then the next day when I ask if the cat came down, you say something like, “No, the cat’s still on the roof, and the fire department can’t reach her, and she’s not eating.” And then, after another day or two, you say, “Joe, I hate to tell you, we tried everything, but the cat died.”

Jim: God, you’re right, bro. I can’t believe I just blurted that out. It won’t happen again. I’m really sorry.”

Joe: OK, brother, glad we got that straight. So how’s Mom?

Jim: … Um … She’s on the roof.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:34:38pm

This was my St. Patrick’s Day meal—a Reuben!

From Langer’s

With a Half-Sour Pickle!
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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:35:41pm

re: #331 calochortus

I think that back in the day Jim Jr. thought he’d get himself one of those high paying Silicon Valley jobs with his mad DOS skilz so he’d be living there. Sadly that didn’t pan out, so he lives at home and gets a cut of the grift in return for driving a couple of hundred miles a few times a year to reconnect the SCSI cables to the Bernoulli boxes.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:40:54pm

Saturday night slo mo hummingbirds… Shot on a cell phone

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calochortus  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:41:05pm

re: #335 Skip Intro

I think that back in the day Jim Jr. thought he’d get himself one of those high paying Silicon Valley jobs with his mad DOS skilz so he’d be living there. Sadly that didn’t pan out, so he lives at home and gets a cut of the grift in return for driving a couple of hundred miles a few times a year to reconnect the SCSI cables to the Bernoulli boxes.

So they’re all delusional. Good to know.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:41:13pm

re: #335 Skip Intro

I think that back in the day Jim Jr. thought he’d get himself one of those high paying Silicon Valley jobs with his mad DOS skilz so he’d be living there. Sadly that didn’t pan out, so he lives at home and gets a cut of the grift in return for driving a couple of hundred miles a few times a year to reconnect the SCSI cables to the Bernoulli boxes.

I thought it was reboot from the 5.25” floppies that required the run.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:43:52pm

Update

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retired cynic  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:45:22pm

re: #339 Stanley Sea

Update

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Thank goodness!!!

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:45:23pm

So, there’s a meeting in Hong Kong about blockchain I’d like to attend next week. It’s free, with meal provided. I priced how much it would cost to get there and stay a couple of night in HK.

$375.

So, it’s not really all that free. $375 is not that bad, really, but my son is coming for a visit in three weeks and I need that money to meet him in Shanghai.

First world problems.

Carry on.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:49:30pm

re: #339 Stanley Sea

Interesting that ICE is ignoring Congressional inquiries into its actions. Such impunity.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:49:32pm

Highlights include:

Summit prides itself on its progressive “content”, with talks about global warming, inequality, racial divisions and the war in Syria, but there is a celebrity draw, with talks such as “Jessica Alba on defying expectations” and “Andre Agassi on scaling change”.

“The CEOs, inside they’re hurting,” the director, Ben Tauber (a former Google product manager), recently said of his clients. “They wonder if they’re doing the right thing for humanity. These are questions we can only answer behind closed doors.”

I steer the conversation to the subject of how utterly detached from the real world elites seem to have become. “Elitism, the way I would define it, is obtainable,” he replies. “All that stands between you and being elite is your own investment in yourself.”

I tell Rosenthal that I’ve met many people in America who work as hard as him and his friends - harder, in fact - but struggle to make ends meet. He acknowledges that he’s benefited from considerable advantage, but insists we now live in an era in which “the internet is the great equaliser”.

“What are you doing to create the utility for yourself? Are you introducing people so they can collaborate?” he says. Struggling Americans, he adds, might want to “host a dinner. Invite 10 strangers. See what happens.”

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CleverToad  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:53:26pm

re: #333 whitebeach

My favorite joke on this theme is ancient, so forgive me, all of you who have heard it:

Joe: OK, brother, glad we got that straight. So how’s Mom?

Jim: … Um … She’s on the roof.

Oh lord, now I’m remembering Jon Pertwee (Doctor #3) telling that joke at the Who-con cabaret shows in the 80’s. I’ve never heard anyone else do it better, in a vaguely Irish accent and his incomparable rubber-face expressions.
“Yer mother is up on the roof and she won’t come down…”

Thanks for reminding me!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:54:55pm

re: #344 CleverToad

Oh lord, now I’m remembering Jon Pertwee (Doctor #3) telling that joke at the Who-con cabaret shows in the 80’s. I’ve never heard anyone else do it better, in a vaguely Irish accent and his incomparable rubber-face expressions.
“Yer mother is up on the roof and she won’t come down…”

Thanks for reminding me!

I love Jon Pertwee!!!!

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:57:10pm

re: #345 Joe Bacon 🌹

I love Jon Pertwee!!!!

His son Sean plays a badass Alfred Pennyworth on the Gotham series.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 17, 2018 • 8:57:57pm

re: #346 wheat-dogg

His son Sean plays a badass Alfred Pennyworth on the Gotham series.

He sure reminds me of his Dad!

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A Mom Anon  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:00:08pm

re: #312 MsJ

Thanks! We have a long road ahead. It’s so awesome just to be typing this from my own comfy bed with my hubby and my dog. I’m just grateful he’s alive.

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retired cynic  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:01:05pm

re: #348 A Mom Anon

May it stay so….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:10:43pm

re: #348 A Mom Anon

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:11:34pm

Meanwhile, over here in China, President-for-life Xi Jinping has a new VP, the former head of Xi’s anti-corruption office, and has appointed another of his cronies to head up the new beefed-up anti-corruption agency.

scmp.com

The new agency is like what the USA did to form Homeland Security — put several offices under one cabinet-level secretary. There’s talk Xi will do the same thing to handle customs and immigration matters.

While China does have problems with corruption, some speculate that the new office will also give Xi the means to quash any possible dissent among the provincial and national Party leadership.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:14:08pm

Since Dumbya came to power, I’ve been saying that the Republican Party was becoming more and more like the Soviet Communist Party. And that mutation is continuing!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:27:23pm

re: #339 Stanley Sea

Update

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That’s awesome, but how many other families are still torn apart? Most of them probably won’t get much media attention.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:30:39pm

re: #343 goddamnedfrank

Most struggling American can barely fucking afford dinner for themselves, how in the hell could they feed 10 other people?

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:32:01pm

Michigan. Damn it. Buzzer-beating three for the win over UH.

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:38:58pm
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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:43:05pm

re: #354 Eclectic Cyborg

Most struggling American can barely fucking afford dinner for themselves, how in the hell could they feed 10 other people?

I see parallels with some blockchain projects, particularly ones that claim to offer solutions to the world’s unbanked people. The project leaders clearly have no fucking clue how people on the bottom rungs of the economic scale live, as if being unbanked was merely some kind of lifestyle choice. Likewise, they offer no explanations how their technological solutions, which require Internet access and at least a cellphone, will be delivered and disseminated among millions of people in developing countries.

A YouTuber from Barbados made concerted efforts to get answers to such questions from one of the founders of the Cardano project, and he did indeed reply.

Youtube Video

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stpaulbear  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:44:29pm

re: #356 Kragar

Wow. That’s pretty amazing coming from Nancy Pelosi, but then again, I bet she knows the answer.

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prairiefire  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:53:28pm

re: #290 A Mom Anon

❤️

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prairiefire  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:54:43pm

...

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prairiefire  Mar 17, 2018 • 9:56:58pm

re: #356 Kragar

Jimminy Christmas, I’ve been waiting for someone to speak up.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2018 • 10:00:01pm
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Kragar  Mar 17, 2018 • 10:00:59pm
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MsJ  Mar 17, 2018 • 10:08:22pm
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prairiefire  Mar 17, 2018 • 10:09:23pm

re: #334 Joe Bacon 🌹

Drool….

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Dave In Austin  Mar 17, 2018 • 10:20:56pm

Snipe much…..

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 17, 2018 • 10:36:09pm

The latest on the Cambridge Analytics scandal from the UK Observer:

In 2014, Steve Bannon - then executive chairman of the “alt-right” news network Breitbart - was Wylie’s boss. And Robert Mercer, the secretive US hedge-fund billionaire and Republican donor, was Cambridge Analytica’s investor. And the idea they bought into was to bring big data and social media to an established military methodology - “information operations” - then turn it on the US electorate.

It was Wylie who came up with that idea and oversaw its realisation. And it was Wylie who, last spring, became my source. In May 2017, I wrote an article headlined “The great British Brexit robbery”, which set out a skein of threads that linked Brexit to Trump to Russia. Wylie was one of a handful of individuals who provided the evidence behind it. I found him, via another Cambridge Analytica ex-employee, lying low in Canada: guilty, brooding, indignant, confused. “I haven’t talked about this to anyone,” he said at the time. And then he couldn’t stop talking.

He ended up showing me a tranche of documents that laid out the secret workings behind Cambridge Analytica. And in the months following publication of my article in May, it was revealed that the company had “reached out” to WikiLeaks to help distribute Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails in 2016. And then we watched as it became a subject of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian collusion in the US election.

theguardian.com

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sagehen  Mar 17, 2018 • 10:47:44pm

re: #111 bill d. (b.d.)

Do we have to go on record that just because a porn star is in a fight with Donald Trump that it doesn’t mean that she is on our side?

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
—Winston Churchill


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