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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 21, 2018 • 10:49:53pm

I was wondering if if was THAT “Under the Sea” or not.

Cool take on that tune.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 21, 2018 • 11:14:56pm

Once again state Senator Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha) is trying to get the death penalty ended in the state.

He successfully shepherded a bill through the Unicameral under the last governor, who vetoed it, then the Unicameral overturned the veto, ending the death penalty.

Our current hedge-fund billionaire governor paid out of his own pocket to fund a referendum in the last election, including advertising, to overturn the law. The referendum narrowly passed and the death penalty was reinstated.

Ernie Chambers seeks a review of the lethal injection protocol, arguing (along with the ACLU) that the drugs used were illegally obtained under Federal and state law by the state. Sen. Chambers also argues the protocol itself is unconstitutional.

He has long sought abolition of the death penalty in Nebraska, and his recent attempt that was successful seemed to be the end of the issue, until Pete Ricketts came along with his referendum.

starherald.com (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald article about his move today in the Unicameral)

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 21, 2018 • 11:32:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 21, 2018 • 11:42:01pm

re: #64 wheat-dogg

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freetoken  Mar 21, 2018 • 11:45:26pm

Mini-Trump doing his best to illustrate what will happen as Trump persists in tearing down our allegiances with others:

Duterte says Philippines no longer to participate in any US-led wars

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his country will no longer participate in any US-led war as it has gained nothing from its past participation “except brutality and agony”, reported China’s Xinhua news agency.

“I am addressing America right now. Whatever expeditions that you will conduct, any wars that you will fight in any other countries, count us out,” Duterte said in a speech before new graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy in Silang, Cavite Wednesday.

[…]

“We did not benefit (from these expeditions) all these years of sacrifice except brutality and agony. We will stand on our own,” Duterte said.

[…]

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 12:04:58am

In the mail today, I got a subscription letter to The Weekly Standard.

I am tempted to write a note and send it back to them (in their business reply envelope), asking if they got my name off the DSA’s mailing list.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 12:26:04am

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 12:31:13am

Well, this is screwed up. The turtle didn’t do anything. The teacher allegedly is the one in the wrong here (though the situation is being investigated).

Idaho officials ‘humanely’ euthanize snapping turtle that reportedly was fed a sick puppy by a junior high school teacher (Goes to the Salt Lake City Tribune, more at the link):

Because it is considered an invasive species, Idaho officials said they have “humanely” euthanized a snapping turtle that had been kept in a Preston classroom and allegedly was fed a live, terminally ill puppy last week.

Police responded to Preston Junior High School on March 8 in response of a complaint of animal cruelty, according to the Franklin County sheriff’s office. Four days later, the office submitted reports to Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Vic Pearson for a review of potential animal cruelty charges against science teacher Robert Crosland.

The “invasive species” claim seems specious, since the turtle was in a freakin’ aquarium. That argument could be used for a whole bunch of different animals (such as guinea pigs).

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 22, 2018 • 12:36:51am

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹

Turtles are an apex predator, I hear. Once they get the taste for puppies they can’t be rehabilitated.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 12:43:32am

re: #9 Single-handed sailor

Turtles are an apex predator, I hear. Once they get the taste for puppies they can’t be rehabilitated.

You never know how many puppies will break into an aquarium to be eaten… .

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2018 • 12:44:48am

re: #9 Single-handed sailor

We humans have a long history of driving to extinction various of the Testudines.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 1:00:58am

Turtles will stalk their puppy prey methodically, waiting for the perfect moment to grab a hapless puppy in their fearsome jaws.

Puppy owners, keep your pets away from such sly predators!

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 1:03:18am

My bio teacher in high school kept a snake at school and occasionally a ray.might end up as snake food. I don’t recall their being a huge outcry, I guess because, well, it was rats.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 1:04:23am

Occasionally a rat.

Can’t edit right now.

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2018 • 1:35:12am

America, a nation over-run by killer turtles….

MP4 Video

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 1:40:18am

LOL. Creationist Cat is a YouTube channel run by an atheist who uses his cat as his hook to his channel - the cat was allegedly “zapped by God through the Internet” and made intelligent.

In this video, Creationist Cat joins Trump Singles (really). After filling in hilarious information on the site, it matches him with some really strange women. (8:11)

CC Joins Trump Singles!

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Aussie Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2018 • 2:31:42am

re: #14 wheat-dogg

Don’t change it, let my imagination run wild.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 2:39:02am

re: #5 freetoken

Mini-Trump doing his best to illustrate what will happen as Trump persists in tearing down our allegiances with others:

Duterte says Philippines no longer to participate in any US-led wars

DTwent out of his way to praise and even emulate Duerte and this is how he gets paid back. What a chump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 2:39:28am

I’m off to bed. Catch y’all later.

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jeffreyw  Mar 22, 2018 • 3:21:47am

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Good morning!

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2018 • 3:59:46am

My favorite time of year……
The spawn is on!!

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 4:24:36am

re: #21 Dave In Austin

My favorite time of year……
The spawn is on!!

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Morning!

Those crappies look good.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2018 • 4:26:29am

You can pronounce it “croppie” but we know the truth.

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MsJ  Mar 22, 2018 • 4:30:26am

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹

In the mail today, I got a subscription letter to The Weekly Standard.

I am tempted to write a note and send it back to them (in their business reply envelope), asking if they got my name off the DSA’s mailing list.

Always send the envelope back. Empty or put in a few pieces of cardboard. Make them pay for nothing.

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Alephnaught  Mar 22, 2018 • 4:40:58am

Major fire happening a few blocks away from me.

More on Twitter.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2018 • 4:42:30am

re: #7 Anymouse 🌹

Sorry to hear about your health issue. I hope it’s nothing big.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2018 • 4:47:17am

Still snowing here. About 15” on the ground already from the look of it.

I get to break in the new snowblower today. Yay.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2018 • 4:48:50am

re: #27 makeitstop

Still snowing here. About 15” on the ground already from the look of it.

I get to break in the new snowblower today. Yay.

We were supposed to get 5” overnight as the northernmost edge of the storm. Looks like it stayed settled on you guys. Just started snowing, then stopped. About .5” and melting. So, have fun with the snow blowing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 4:56:01am

we are also getting wet snow flurries here in the Rhine valley, which means snow at higher elevations and more exposed locations

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Alephnaught  Mar 22, 2018 • 5:07:23am

Blimey, the fire appears to be getting worse. Wouldn’t be surprised if we need to vacate our offices soon.

NB Our offices are not as near as the one above, but if it’s spreading, who knows.

EDIT: Update to the previous tweet. Definately looks like it’s getting worse.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 5:13:24am

re: #30 Alephnaught

I hope the fire is contained soon. I’d hate to hear about Glasgow being burned to the ground.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 5:19:12am

re: #31 wheat-dogg

I hope the fire is contained soon. I’d hate to hear about Glasgow being burned to the ground.

Glasgow has a bad reputation for being a rough-and-tumble place, but I have always enjoyed visiting there. Very vibrant musical and cultural scene.

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Alephnaught  Mar 22, 2018 • 5:23:40am

re: #31 wheat-dogg

I hope the fire is contained soon. I’d hate to hear about Glasgow being burned to the ground.

Well, so far it appears to be a couple of buildings in one block. (Unfortunately, that appears to include the well loved Paviliion Theatre) At the moment it’s the vast amount of smoke that’s the main threat around the area. The smoke’s not visible from places outside of Glasgow.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 5:36:49am
As the now-suspended CEO, Alexander Nix, put it so well: “It sounds a dreadful thing to say, but these are things that don’t necessarily need to be true as long as they’re believed.”

In his snooty British accent, Nix is only saying - and converting into highly effective digital marketing - what Trump has long believed: lies don’t matter as long as they’re believed.

This is also the modus operandi of Fox.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 5:42:58am

re: #33 Alephnaught

Well, so far it appears to be a couple of buildings in one block. (Unfortunately, that appears to include the well loved Paviliion Theatre) At the moment it’s the vast amount of smoke that’s the main threat around the area. The smoke’s not visible from places outside of Glasgow.

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I hate seeing those classic old theaters get harmed. They don’t build them like that anymore. Stay safe!

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 5:46:59am

re: #34 Belafon

This is also the modus operandi of Fox.

It sounds a dreadful thing to say…but we go on ahead and do it anyway.

And they got paid for doing it. Why stop?

No, there are no morality problems in today’s politics. And the internet is ripe for misleading people.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 5:52:13am

re: #36 ObserverArt

It sounds a dreadful thing to say…but we go on ahead and do it anyway.

And they got paid for doing it. Why stop?

No, there are no morality problems in today’s politics. And the internet is ripe for misleading people.

People are ripe for being misled by the Internet. Social media are for keeping in touch with friends and families, if you rely on them as sources of news, it is your own damn fault if you get led down the garden path…

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:03:35am

re: #2 Anymouse 🌹

Once again state Senator Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha) is trying to get the death penalty ended in the state.

He successfully shepherded a bill through the Unicameral under the last governor, who vetoed it, then the Unicameral overturned the veto, ending the death penalty.

Our current hedge-fund billionaire governor paid out of his own pocket to fund a referendum in the last election, including advertising, to overturn the law. The referendum narrowly passed and the death penalty was reinstated.

Ernie Chambers seeks a review of the lethal injection protocol, arguing (along with the ACLU) that the drugs used were illegally obtained under Federal and state law by the state. Sen. Chambers also argues the protocol itself is unconstitutional.

He has long sought abolition of the death penalty in Nebraska, and his recent attempt that was successful seemed to be the end of the issue, until Pete Ricketts came along with his referendum.

starherald.com (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald article about his move today in the Unicameral)

Your governor is a real disgrace. One of our criminal governors — the Republican one — put in a death penalty moratorium in Illinois back in 1999; in 2011 it was permanently abolished. George Ryan was an old style Republican; even if he wasn’t a model of rectitude, he is a saint compared to the Republicans of today. Actually, if the Republican party consisted of people like him, our country would not be the mess it is today and Trump would not be our President.

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:05:53am

re: #3 goddamnedfrank

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“If more people got out there and voted, we’d have a government that reflected the nation, instead of corporate interests!”

“Agreed. So who did you vote for last election?”

“I didn’t vote.”

“Huh, wha?”

“There was no candidate that fit my personal views completely, so I sat out the election.”

“So you preach greater voter participation, but you don’t practice it.”

“I can’t bring myself to violate my principles by electing someone who doesn’t share my views on all the things that matter.”

“So why not vote for the candidate that shares some of them and compromise?”

“Because I can’t compromise my principles! A candidate who I vote for should reflect my beliefs, not be a corporate stooge!”

“…you didn’t vote because there was no clone of you running.”

“No, I didn’t vote because Bernie had the nomination stolen from him by the DNC on the orders of HIllary.”

“That’s what I thought.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:09:07am

re: #39 Targetpractice

“If more people got out there and voted, we’d have a government that reflected the nation, instead of corporate interests!”

“Agreed. So who did you vote for last election?”

“I didn’t vote.”

“Huh, wha?”

“There was no candidate that fit my personal views completely, so I sat out the election.”

We stopped teaching civics a while back and this is what comes of it. Democracy is about choosing the better candidate from among those offered, not voting for your personal ideal choice of candidate.

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:10:54am
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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:12:35am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We stopped teaching civics a while back and this is what comes of it. Democracy is about choosing the better candidate from among those offered, not voting for your personal ideal choice of candidate.

And that really is the problem: Privilege and idealism have mixed into this toxic stew that says “If a candidate who fits your beliefs to a ‘t’ isn’t in the race, there’s no point to voting. Just wait 2-4 years and try again.”

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:13:23am

re: #37 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People are ripe for being misled by the Internet. Social media are for keeping in touch with friends and families, if you rely on them as sources of news, it is your own damn fault if you get led down the garden path…

Problem is Facebook, Twitter and others feed into mainstream news. Look how Trump’s tweets get picked up by the major networks. Once something sketchy gets to national news shows it more or less becomes book fact.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:17:24am

re: #41 Shropshire Slasher

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bostonherald.com

Are you going to take over the position of Bozo now Slasher?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:17:30am

re: #39 Targetpractice

“If more people got out there and voted, we’d have a government that reflected the nation, instead of corporate interests!”

“Agreed. So who did you vote for last election?”

“I didn’t vote.”

“Huh, wha?”

“There was no candidate that fit my personal views completely, so I sat out the election.”

“So you preach greater voter participation, but you don’t practice it.”

“I can’t bring myself to violate my principles by electing someone who doesn’t share my views on all the things that matter.”

“So why not vote for the candidate that shares some of them and compromise?”

“Because I can’t compromise my principles! A candidate who I vote for should reflect my beliefs, not be a corporate stooge!”

“…you didn’t vote because there was no clone of you running.”

“No, I didn’t vote because Bernie had the nomination stolen from him by the DNC on the orders of HIllary.”

“That’s what I thought.”

The good news is if I don’t vote and the more reactionary candidate wins the system will ultimately, eventually, someday, collapse, then we can implement my magical, anti-corporate system.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:18:44am

re: #34 Belafon

This is also the modus operandi of Fox.

“A lie isn’t a lie, if you believe it.”

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:19:07am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Politics is the art of compromise, and it’s now being treated as a zero sum game, where the rich get all the benefits and the burdens get shifted to everyone else, whether they realize it or not.

Trump/GOP: massive tax cuts for all!
Fine print: marginal tax cuts for all but the rich and corporations; tax cuts expire for middle class in a few years while the deep tax cuts for corporations and pass throughs are permanent; average tax break is when you factor in billionaires getting millions in tax breaks while most working class see something on order of a $1.50 a week benefit. It’s not even enough to get two cups of coffee from Starbucks a month.

Oh, and the tax breaks from that act get wiped out once you factor in the higher health care costs thanks to GOP sabotage of Obamacare and the Trump tariffs on imports.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:20:34am

re: #43 ObserverArt

Problem is Facebook, Twitter and others feed into mainstream news. Look how Trump’s tweets get picked up by the major networks. Once something sketchy gets to national news shows it more or less becomes book fact.

When “trending on Twitter” became a regular news item, I began to fear for the future of the Republic.

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:21:24am

re: #44 ObserverArt

Are you going to take over the position of Bozo now Slasher?

Filling in for that here since 2008.

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:21:42am

So far, no rain. As I feared, most of the precip is staying well to the north of us.

It is warm here, though.

Loquats could do with a good rain for one last push in making the fruit larger before they are ready.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:26:39am

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹

ROTFLMAO!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:28:21am

re: #24 MsJ

Always send the envelope back. Empty or put in a few pieces of cardboard. Make them pay for nothing.

I still chuckle when I remember Harlan Ellison telling what he would stuff in those envelopes!

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:29:08am

re: #45 Sir John Barron

The good news is if I don’t vote and the more reactionary candidate wins the system will ultimately, eventually, someday, collapse, then we can implement my magical, anti-corporate system.

In the fantasy world of the far-left, one of two things will eventually happen: Either we’ll keep getting progressively (no pun intended) worse politicians like Trump until the stink gets so bad that “the people” revolt and the system is torn down in favor of one that enjoys widespread support. OR their political rivals will get so desperate to win an election that they’ll break down and support a far-left candidate, who “the people” will vote for because they’ll be so much better than the reactionary candidates and thus the revolution will happen through the voting booth.

The idea of slow, gradual progress is totally lost on them. As is the idea that the damage done by those reactionary politician is not going to be easy or quick to fix, which will only lead to further lunacy when they start attacking their own candidates for failure to fix the country overnight.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:29:48am

re: #22 ObserverArt

Morning!

Those crappies look good.

They were……..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:30:13am

re: #53 Targetpractice

We also see people who want to speed the collapse of the economy and society so it can be rebuilt in their image.

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:33:02am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We also see people who want to speed the collapse of the economy and society so it can be rebuilt in their image.

Which should be recognized as a fool’s folly by these alleged “intellectuals,” but they seem to honestly believe that if the country collapses, what will rise in its place will be one in their image. The far-right and far-left do share that in common, they all seem deluded enough to believe they’ll be the next generation of “Founding Fathers” who will enjoy such widespread support that they can create a new nation that will “fix” the problems of the present one.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:36:45am

re: #53 Targetpractice

In the fantasy world of the far-left, one of two things will eventually happen: Either we’ll keep getting progressively (no pun intended) worse politicians like Trump until the stink gets so bad that “the people” revolt and the system is torn down in favor of one that enjoys widespread support. OR their political rivals will get so desperate to win an election that they’ll break down and support a far-left candidate, who “the people” will vote for because they’ll be so much better than the reactionary candidates and thus the revolution will happen through the voting booth.

The idea of slow, gradual progress is totally lost on them. As is the idea that the damage done by those reactionary politician is not going to be easy or quick to fix, which will only lead to further lunacy when they start attacking their own candidates for failure to fix the country overnight.

That is precisely the same deluded belief of the “New Left” of the 1960s that led to the resurrection of Nixon and the rise of the New Right under Reagan.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:43:08am

re: #57 Joe Bacon 🌹

I have encountered a lot more people who are totally anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist when it comes to economics, but terribly nationalist and even isolationist and xenophobic when it comes to social and immigration policy.

nationalist and socialist, hmmm, wonder if there is a designation for people who hold that combination of views…

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Weaselone  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:46:30am

re: #58 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have encountered a lot more people who are totally anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist when it comes to economics, but terribly nationalist and even isolationist and xenophobic when it comes to social and immigration policy.

nationalist and socialist, hmmm, wonder if there is a designation for people who hold that combination of views…

Leninist? Stalinist?

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Alephnaught  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:47:01am

Uh-oh. That building that’s on fire Glasgow? It had asbestos in it. Will need to stay indoors, or out of the wind direction.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:47:26am

re: #43 ObserverArt

Problem is Facebook, Twitter and others feed into mainstream news. Look how Trump’s tweets get picked up by the major networks. Once something sketchy gets to national news shows it more or less becomes book fact.

I quit on Twitter when shit I wasn’t following nor wanted to see was being pushed into my timeline with seemingly no way to stop it. I deactivated Facebook a few days ago because of this data sharing of friends so people have access to my stuff that I have no relationship to at all, they harvest my data because a friend agreed to some data usage that I had no say so in.

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:48:45am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We The GOP stopped teaching civics a while back and this is what comes of it. Democracy is about choosing the better candidate from among those offered, not voting for your personal ideal choice of candidate.

Using the false choice of STEM, math & reading to destroy the teaching of the liberal arts of History, social studies/civics, art, etc has been one of the most important tools in creating a voting population that can’t see through their lies and thefts.

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:49:11am

re: #57 Joe Bacon 🌹

That is precisely the same deluded belief of the “New Left” of the 1960s that led to the resurrection of Nixon and the rise of the New Right under Reagan.

Of course, that’s because a lot of the “intellectuals” of that era are the ones out there playing the role of Pied-Piper to a whole new generation. Bernie, Stein, Sarandon, and others are “progressives” who came of age or had leading roles in that period, having learned all the wrong lessons and now passing them on. Many of them have been nursing that grudge against the DNC ever since the ‘68 convention, which also explains their virulent hatred of choosing the nominee via delegates (except, of course, when their candidate is losing badly).

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:53:13am

re: #57 Joe Bacon 🌹

That is precisely the same deluded belief of the “New Left” of the 1960s that led to the resurrection of Nixon and the rise of the New Right under Reagan.

That’s history Joe. They don’t teach that anymore. So, we are bound to repeat it for no reason at all.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2018 • 6:58:07am

re: #64 ObserverArt

That’s history Joe. They don’t teach that anymore. So, we are bound to repeat it for no reason at all.

Except for the Southerners who continue to nurse their grievances about the outcome of the Civil War, Americans were never strong on history. Or math. Or literature. Common themes in 1950’s articles after Sputnik: why Johnnie can’t do math and why Johnnie can’t read.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:03:18am

John Oliver appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about his book “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” (which has sold out and went to second printing).

He talks about the book, Ellen puts him through a physical challenge with the book, and there is a very nice surprise from Ellen at the end. (5:57) It reached #1 on Amazon

John Oliver’s Children’s Book Trolls the Vice President

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:05:16am

re: #42 Targetpractice

And that really is the problem: Privilege and idealism have mixed into this toxic stew that says “If a candidate who fits your beliefs to a ‘t’ isn’t in the race, there’s no point to voting. Just wait 2-4 years and try again.”

that could very likely always be the case
and
what about all the other races - do you not vote for anybody?

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:07:52am

re: #39 Targetpractice

“So why not vote for the candidate that shares some of them and compromise?”

“Because I can’t compromise my principles! A candidate who I vote for should reflect my beliefs, not be a corporate stooge!”

dude, there’s no other possible position between “reflect my beliefs” or “be a corporate stooge”?

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:09:01am

re: #48 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When “trending on Twitter” became a regular news item, I began to fear for the future of the Republic.

you remind us of this a lot
i upding every time

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:09:12am

re: #62 William Lewis

Using the false choice of STEM, math & reading to destroy the teaching of the liberal arts of History, social studies/civics, art, etc has been one of the most important tools in creating a voting population that can’t see through their lies and thefts.

Yeah, I’ve posted about that many times. STEM makes service machines of people. Liberal arts makes thinking people, and thinking people question things and want things better for all. We can’t have that!

I’m not quite sure what the hell created Betsy Devos?

I would have thought she is of the means and age to have had a hell of an education. And want that for everyone.

But then, I see at her Wiki page “she is influenced by Dutch neo-Calvinist theologian Abraham Kuyper, a founding figure in Christian Democracy political ideology.” Not sure what that is all about, but it doesn’t sound good.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:09:58am

re: #59 Weaselone

Leninist? Stalinist?

I’d say Stalinist. Stalinism actually has a lot in common with right wing ideology more than either would care to admit.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:10:06am

re: #52 Joe Bacon 🌹

I still chuckle when I remember Harlan Ellison telling what he would stuff in those envelopes!

back in the days of abbie hoffman and “steal this book” you could still tape the envelope to a brick and mail it back

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:13:48am

I made David Brooks sad today. I had avacado toast for breakfast now I’ll never be a home owner.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:14:28am

re: #51 Joe Bacon 🌹

ROTFLMAO!

I thought so as well.

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:17:23am

re: #53 Targetpractice

The idea of slow, gradual progress is totally lost on them.

Because they are creationists, though they’d be loathe to admit it.

Over the past several weeks I have rambled on here about cosmology and the problems of presenting the field to the general public. I maintain that the widely circulated drawings about the changes of the universe from the “big bang” are influenced by creationism, and indeed even the concept of “the big bang” is essentially creationist.

This is for many reasons, one of which is that we humans are always looking for a beginning. I have speculated that this urge is driven by our own need to come to terms with our conception.

Anyway, jumping over to social structures and economics, anyone who wants a type of singularity are being influenced by creationist/religious ideas. They think that some god can simply appear out of nowhere, speak a few words, and bang, there we have a new universe.

As near as I can tell, anthropology and archeology shows us that the move to farming and thus settlement happened over several millennia, and this was a rapid innovation on evolutionary scales.

Our “economy” today is the way a settled, farming species accounts for its bits and bobs.

The basics of our human societies go back at least several hundred thousand years.

These type of things are not going to change overnight, and give no regard to the wacky “singularity” folk.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:18:43am

re: #70 ObserverArt

Yeah, I’ve posted about that many times. STEM makes service machines of people. Liberal arts makes thinking people, and thinking people question things and want things better for all. We can’t have that!

I’m not quite sure what the hell created Betsy Devos?

I would have thought she is of the means and age to have had a hell of an education. And want that for everyone.

But then, I see at her Wiki page “she is influenced by Dutch neo-Calvinist theologian Abraham Kuyper, a founding figure in Christian Democracy political ideology.” Not sure what that is all about, but it doesn’t sound good.

Liberal arts can give people who think they have all the answers the ability to fool people who don’t really want to keep up with everything.

The one thing in the calculation of “STEM creates automatons and liberal arts creates thinkers” is that most people don’t really care that much either way. 80% is about my estimate. I’ve seen it far too often, even in the advanced classes I took, and with the classes my son is taking. In his history class, part of the IB program supposedly shaping future leaders, his attempts to organize something for a gun violence march has been met with derision or indifference.

The flip side is, I’m a coder who reads physics and math for fun, and I know more about politics and history than 90% of the people around me.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:19:20am

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹

John Oliver appeared on the Ellen DeGeneris Show to talk about his book “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” (which has sold out and has gone to second printing).

He talks about the book, Ellen puts him through a physical challenge with the book, and there is a very nice surprise from Ellen at the end. (5:57) It reached #1 on Amazon

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john oliver “i have no beef with that bunny”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:21:08am

re: #77 dangerman

john oliver “i have no beef with that bunny”

From what I heard Pence’s daughter took it well. So she’s already a better person than Ivanka, Dumbo Jr, & Eric.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:21:26am

re: #73 HappyWarrior

I made David Brooks sad today. I had avacado toast for breakfast now I’ll never be a home owner.

im gonna start eating avocado toast, default on my mortgage, then apply for a HARP re-fi

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:21:33am

John Oliver’s been busy after this book came out. He also appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers (8:30)

John Oliver on His Children’s Book About VP Pence’s Gay Bunny, Marlon Bundo

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:22:37am

re: #75 freetoken

I maintain that the widely circulated drawings about the changes of the universe from the “big bang” are influenced by creationism, and indeed even the concept of “the big bang” is essentially creationist.

And I’ve never quite gotten that because, as much as I’ve been paying attention to physics (my first attempt at college was physics), all of the current evidence leads to there being a beginning, which we have labeled the “Big Bang” even though bang means sudden expansion, not huge explosion. How it got started is currently a question that we’re unsure of, in the sense that we don’t know what caused the initial spark, but there is a beginning.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:23:48am

re: #78 HappyWarrior

From what I heard Pence’s daughter took it well. So she’s already a better person than Ivanka, Dumbo Jr, & Eric.

She said that the charities the money was going to are good causes. (That presumes she knows what the charities are.)

Seth Meyers’s clip includes trolling comments from Amazon reviews, which were written to troll haters.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:25:26am

re: #75 freetoken

Because they are creationists, though they’d be loathe to admit it.

Over the past several weeks I have rambled on here about cosmology and the problems of presenting the field to the general public. I maintain that the widely circulated drawings about the changes of the universe from the “big bang” are influenced by creationism, and indeed even the concept of “the big bang” is essentially creationist.

This is for many reasons, one of which is that we humans are always looking for a beginning. I have speculated that this urge is driven by our own need to come to terms with our conception.

Anyway, jumping over to social structures and economics, anyone who wants a type of singularity are being influenced by creationist/religious ideas. They think that some god can simply appear out of nowhere, speak a few words, and bang, there we have a new universe.

As near as I can tell, anthropology and archeology shows us that the move to farming and thus settlement happened over several millennia, and this was a rapid innovation on evolutionary scales.

Our “economy” today is the way a settled, farming species accounts for its bits and bobs.

The basics of our human societies go back at least several hundred thousand years.

These type of things are not going to change overnight, and give no regard to the wacky “singularity” folk.

democracy moves slowly
except when it is forced to leap. that isn’t often

and sometimes it backslides a bit
i am heartened that in general it moves in a progressive direction

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:28:07am

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹

She said that the charities the money was going to are good causes. (That presumes she knows what the charities are.)

Seth Meyers’s clip includes trolling comments from Amazon reviews, which were written to troll haters.

I’d hope so in her case. I’ll give her a bod until she proves otherwise. For point of reference, I liked Bush’s daughters but not Cheney’s especially the one now in Congress.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:30:57am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹

John Oliver’s been busy after this book came out. He also appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers (8:30)

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he said it again “i have no beef with this bunny”
i guess it’s part of his shtick and that’s just fine

still, my day is made, no matter what else happens

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:31:28am

re: #25 Alephnaught

Major fire happening a few blocks away from me.

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More on Twitter.

stay safe!

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:31:44am

re: #63 Targetpractice

Of course, that’s because a lot of the “intellectuals” of that era are the ones out there playing the role of Pied-Piper to a whole new generation. Bernie, Stein, Sarandon, and others are “progressives” who came of age or had leading roles in that period, having learned all the wrong lessons and now passing them on. Many of them have been nursing that grudge against the DNC ever since the ‘68 convention, which also explains their virulent hatred of choosing the nominee via delegates (except, of course, when their candidate is losing badly).

All too true. The ones who did learn wisely (Mike Harrington comes to mind) seem to have all passed away already.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:34:46am

Mr. Trump wakes up to another thing that will turn his mood foul:

Summons issued to Trump in case alleging he is violating emoluments clause (The Hill)

A summons has been issued to President Trump in a lawsuit alleging he is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

The lawsuit — filed by the attorneys general in Washington, D.C., and Maryland — alleges that Trump is violating the clause, which prevents elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without Congress’s approval, WAMU reported.

The lawsuit is filed against Trump in his “official capacity and in his individual capacity,” according to the Washington, D.C., radio station.

(more)

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:34:54am

re: #70 ObserverArt

Not a theologian I am familiar with but Neo-Calvinism screams heresy to me (Insert Warhammer image here ;) Christian Democracy is a center right to right wing movement and has a very strong social conservatism element so I can see how our fundies would come to love it.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:35:27am

re: #65 Hecuba’s daughter

Except for the Southerners who continue to nurse their grievances about the outcome of the Civil War, Americans were never strong on history. Or math. Or literature. Common themes in 1950’s articles after Sputnik: why Johnnie can’t do math and why Johnnie can’t read.

We have had a very deep anti intellectual strain in America since the colonial period.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:36:51am

re: #25 Alephnaught

Major fire happening a few blocks away from me.

More on Twitter.

Take care.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:36:57am

re: #89 William Lewis

Not a theologian I am familiar with but Neo-Calvinism screams heresy to me (Insert Warhammer image here ;) Christian Democracy is a center right to right wing movement and has a very strong social conservatism element so I can see how our fundies would come to love it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:38:08am

re: #69 dangerman

When “trending on Twitter” became a regular news item, I began to fear for the future of the Republic.

you remind us of this a lot
i upding every time

Well, people like Matt Drudge and Breitbart figured out that all they had to do was float a story long enough on social media and it would develop a life of its own, get picked up by the mainstream media and discussed as it it had any inherent merit.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:38:24am

re: #89 William Lewis

Not a theologian I am familiar with but Neo-Calvinism screams heresy to me (Insert Warhammer image here ;) Christian Democracy is a center right to right wing movement and has a very strong social conservatism element so I can see how our fundies would come to love it.

Isn’t that Dreher guy a Neo-Calvinist, or is his theology the original crock of shit Calvinism?

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:39:38am

re: #92 Scottish Dragon

THANKS!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:40:25am

re: #53 Targetpractice

The idea of slow, gradual progress is totally lost on them. As is the idea that the damage done by those reactionary politician is not going to be easy or quick to fix, which will only lead to further lunacy when they start attacking their own candidates for failure to fix the country overnight.

The idea of building up a political movement from the ground up is also lost on them. They really wanted an outsider like Bernie to come in and commandeer a party.

Although that is what Trump succeeded in doing.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:41:06am

re: #90 Scottish Dragon

We have had a very deep anti intellectual strain in America since the colonial period.

fueled by a combination of envy, laziness and fear

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:41:31am

re: #71 HappyWarrior

I’d say Stalinist. Stalinism actually has a lot in common with right wing ideology more than either would care to admit.

its social views were very, very conservative. Women were expected to work but not to advance their careers beyond serving males.

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I cannot.  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:42:15am

re: #92 Scottish Dragon

And speaking of Sisters of Battle, I heard they’ll start making plastic Sisters minis finally…

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:42:43am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Well, people like Matt Drudge and Breitbart figured out that all they had to do was float a story long enough on social media and it would develop a life of its own, bet picked up by the mainstream media and discussed as it it had any inherent merit.

and the naive masses let ‘em

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:44:00am

re: #94 wheat-dogg

Isn’t that Dreher guy a Neo-Calvinist, or is his theology the original crock of shit Calvinism?

He’s just pure whack-a-doo. He was raised Methodist, then swam the Tiber to become Roman Catholic but then converted to Eastern Orthodox (wiki neglects to say which branch) because the “lavender mafia” of gay priests is really in charge and that’s why there’s so much child sexual abuse… < head meet desk >

It would be a better world if he and his ilk did take up his “Benedict option” and moved into a monastery somewhere and left our ebil World behind.

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Weaselone  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:44:48am

re: #70 ObserverArt

Yeah, I’ve posted about that many times. STEM makes service machines of people.

This is actually bullshit. STEM as it is being taught in many localities might do this, but STEM when taught properly teaches the exact opposite. Science literacy, critical thinking, innovation, creativity and the ability to reject a false belief when confronted with evidence does not lead to automatons.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:45:07am

Deadpool 2 trailer dropped. In spoiler tag because sorta NSFW:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:45:23am

re: #100 dangerman

and the naive masses let ‘em

If you are naive enough to rely on social media for news on politics and current events, then yes.

I recall a girlfriend showing me a FB headline “Great Barrier Reef Declared Dead”. Even a cursory reading of the article showed that it had nothing to do with the headline, it just reported some serious damage that occurred in 2016 (nearly 20% loss) but nothing at all that called it “dead”.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:45:28am
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:47:58am

re: #102 Weaselone

This is actually bullshit. STEM as it is being taught in many localities might do this, but STEM when taught properly teaches the exact opposite. Science literacy, critical thinking, innovation, creativity and the ability to reject a false belief when confronted with evidence does not lead to automatons.

I wish more people properly understood statistics and the scientific method. A lot of things would be cleared up.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:48:15am

re: #105 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Politician death match: Donnie DollHands vs. Uncle Joe “Battlin’” Biden!

My money’s on Joe.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:48:52am

re: #106 Belafon

I wish more people properly understood statistics and the scientific method. A lot of things would be cleared up.

At least within one standard deviation.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:48:56am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Well, people like Matt Drudge and Breitbart figured out that all they had to do was float a story long enough on social media and it would develop a life of its own, get picked up by the mainstream media and discussed as it it had any inherent merit.

Deadbart has lost about half its viewers since October. (Wonder how many were bots.)

politico.com

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:49:03am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

its social views were very, very conservative. Women were expected to work but not to advance their careers beyond serving males.

Correct. Anti abortion and anti gay as well.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:49:44am

re: #94 wheat-dogg

Isn’t that Dreher guy a Neo-Calvinist, or is his theology the original crock of shit Calvinism?

Dreher is into Platonic realism and universalism, I think. He used to go on and on and on about how William of Occam ruined Western Civilization with nominalism, which led to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, transgender people and all kinds of wickedness.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:50:29am

re: #75 freetoken

..
Over the past several weeks I have rambled on here about cosmology and the problems of presenting the field to the general public. I maintain that the widely circulated drawings about the changes of the universe from the “big bang” are influenced by creationism, and indeed even the concept of “the big bang” is essentially creationist.

This is for many reasons, one of which is that we humans are always looking for a beginning. I have speculated that this urge is driven by our own need to come to terms with our conception.
….

I don’t understand your critique of the “big bang” theory which I thought is the current scientific explanation for the origin of our universe: the universe suddenly came into being from a point of singularity which expanded at speeds many times the speed of light. There is no agreed scientific position on what preceded this event.

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Weaselone  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:50:32am

re: #105 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m pretty sure that Biden could beat the hell out of Trump. All he would have to do is move off a couple feet, then wait and clobber Trump while he’s climbing into his golf cart.

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Alephnaught  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:50:58am

Some better news on the Glasgow fire business: the firefighters appear to be containing it, and the Pavillion Theatre appears to have been saved.

Also, the firefighters have used so much water, that pretty much everyone within a few blacks, including my office, has had their water cut off. So we might need to be leaving our office anyway.

And talking of water…

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:51:58am

I’m an optimist, but here’s my rule about humanity: If you took a bunch of people from now back to the 14th century, 80% of them, within a year, would act as if they were never from any other time period. It’s why they’re so dangerous with regards to the GOP’s attempt to move us away from democracy.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:54:20am

Anybody know who this “Joey” fuck is? I can’t keep track of all the Trump sycophants.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:54:22am
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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:55:17am

re: #114 Alephnaught

Scotland gotta be Scotland!

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:55:19am

Thread (three tweets), followed by some hilarious comments. Social media can be funny when it’s not being used for propaganda or to push news.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 7:58:20am

re: #116 Ace-o-aces

Anybody know who this “Joey” fuck is? I can’t keep track of all the Trump sycophants.

Joey: You don’t steal the information first, then lie about it when asked. That’s the issue he is trying to deflect from.

He claims to be a correspondent for Bill Mitchell.

International Correspondent of YourVoiceTM America w/ @mitchellvii. Italian-American. Political Commentator.

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Citizen K  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:00:04am
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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:00:07am

re: #111 Scottish Dragon

Dreher is into Platonic realism and universalism, I think. He used to go on and on and on about how William of Occam ruined Western Civilization with nominalism, which led to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, transgender people and all kinds of wickedness.

I have read exactly one Rod Dreher polemic, and never reached the end. He writes likes a guy who is in love with seeing his own words in print (or on screen), starting from a false premise and adding layers of argle-bargle to reach a ridiculous conclusion.

If he’s trying to be a modern Thomas Aquinas, it ain’t working.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:02:18am

We had a Eastern Screech Owl kick the house wrens out of the nest box last night. Better late than never.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:04:47am

Sweet irony

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:05:02am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Well, people like Matt Drudge and Breitbart figured out that all they had to do was float a story long enough on social media and it would develop a life of its own, bet picked up by the mainstream media and discussed as it it had any inherent merit.

How is this anything new? People have been gullible since the beginning of civilization and have been misled by those with access to a printing press or radio station. William Randolph Hearst was responsible for starting the Spanish American War in 1898. The racism that continues to infect our society predates the Internet. The WSJ persecuted the Clintons with one false narrative after another — they did not need the Internet to spread their lies. Drudge and Breitbart are just another pair of liars continuing in this tradition.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:05:27am

re: #121 Citizen K

“Obama had a policy. He said, ‘You can’t put any more money in defense unless you put an equal amount into the social programs.’… We have successfully changed that.”

How is that something to brag about?

Because social programs are seen by the GOP as a waste of money that make people dependent on government largesse. But Defense Department contracts are seen as as a good thing.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:05:53am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Well, people like Matt Drudge and Breitbart figured out that all they had to do was float a story long enough on social media and it would develop a life of its own, get picked up by the mainstream media and discussed as it it had any inherent merit.

Which in a way is the new way to do what Cheney did with Judith Miller at the NY Times. Get her to publish a story about Saddam and all his “tubes” and how we needed to stop him before new-cue-ler war!

Then he goes on the Sunday political shows and says the Times is reporting, so it must be true.

We are still paying for that today.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:06:32am

re: #125 Hecuba’s daughter

How is this anything new? People have been gullible since the beginning of civilization and have been misled by those with access to a printing press or radio station.

They just found a newer and more effective way of doing it: Hearst was an influential millionaire, now any idiot with can open up a website and make a name for himself.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:07:20am

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹

Considering my wide range of tastes (cars, China, computers, music, cryptocurrencies, history, science, movies, comic book stuff, finance, TV shows, DIY stuff, to name but a few), my YT suggestions run the gamut from very off-the-wall to occasionally useful.

This one guy, Clif High, pops up a lot. He developed some “social barometer” analysis that supposedly he uses to predict the future, based on what is trending on social media. He’s attracted the usual assortment of gold bugs and doomsayers who buy into his prophecies that the world economy will soon come to a screeching halt because of reasons.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:08:03am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They just found a newer and more effective way of doing it: Hearst was an influential millionaire, now any idiot with can open up a website and make a name for himself.

For instance, Dim Jim Hoft and Rage Furby.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:09:31am

re: #2 Anymouse 🌹

Once again state Senator Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha) is trying to get the death penalty ended in the state.

He successfully shepherded a bill through the Unicameral under the last governor, who vetoed it, then the Unicameral overturned the veto, ending the death penalty.

Our current hedge-fund billionaire governor paid out of his own pocket to fund a referendum in the last election, including advertising, to overturn the law. The referendum narrowly passed and the death penalty was reinstated.

Ernie Chambers seeks a review of the lethal injection protocol, arguing (along with the ACLU) that the drugs used were illegally obtained under Federal and state law by the state. Sen. Chambers also argues the protocol itself is unconstitutional.

He has long sought abolition of the death penalty in Nebraska, and his recent attempt that was successful seemed to be the end of the issue, until Pete Ricketts came along with his referendum.

starherald.com (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald article about his move today in the Unicameral)

How revolting that a billionaire can promote killing people out of his pocket change.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:10:02am

re: #122 wheat-dogg

I have read exactly one Rod Dreher polemic, and never reached the end. He writes likes a guy who is in love with seeing his own words in print (or on screen), starting from a false premise and adding layers of argle-bargle to reach a ridiculous conclusion.

If he’s trying to be a modern Thomas Aquinas, it ain’t working.

That is exactly his issue. He is a pseudo intellectual who is high on his own supply.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:11:07am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:12:49am

re: #18 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

DTwent out of his way to praise and even emulate Duerte and this is how he gets paid back. What a chump.

Duterte is awful, but given the recent US track record in warfare, the Phillipines saying “no thanks” makes a whole lot of sense.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:12:49am

re: #106 Belafon

I wish more people properly understood statistics and the scientific method. A lot of things would be cleared up.

innumeracy - john allen paulos

how we know what isn’t so - thomas gilovich

dumbth - steve allen

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wheat-dogg  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:14:05am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

Public beheadings in Saudi Arabia are wrong, but it’s OK to execute doctors for performing medical procedures some people don’t like.

Quite reasonable. ////////

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:15:28am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because social programs are seen by the GOP as a waste of money that make people dependent on government largesse. But Defense Department contracts are seen as as a good thing.

So if we can figure out a way to incorporate those who rely on social programmes as “The American Defense Company, LLC” or something, then they’ll fund those programmes? /s

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:19:16am

The prospect of Biden squaring off with Trump reminds me of the fight between Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk at the end of season 1 of “Daredevil”.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:22:11am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We stopped teaching civics a while back and this is what comes of it. Democracy is about choosing the better candidate from among those offered, not voting for your personal ideal choice of candidate.

Though I believe that we would be better off if we adopted a proportional representation system so third party candidates could get elected. If people had more choices maybe they would be more inclined to vote.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:23:47am

re: #102 Weaselone

This is actually bullshit. STEM as it is being taught in many localities might do this, but STEM when taught properly teaches the exact opposite. Science literacy, critical thinking, innovation, creativity and the ability to reject a false belief when confronted with evidence does not lead to automatons.

Were we not discussing the lack of liberal arts? Doesn’t STEM mean Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics? I notice you say nothing about the liberal arts, and that misses the point we were discussing.

I never said I had a problem with teaching these disciplines. The point is if you don’t teach humanities as being equal to the sciences you might get critical thinking in the sciences but what about critical thinking in things like history, arts, culture?

Are you saying our schools are strong in the liberal arts too? Because here in Columbus our schools are all about sciences and weak as hell in the arts.

And what I meant by machines is if all you teach is hard science, where does the softer side of the human come in? Machines are all about science. Humans are not.

What is wrong with some of both so that humans maintain all the great benefits of being human like feeling for others? Do the sciences teach that? I don’t think they do, so a whole part of the human experience is missing. Look around, isn’t that evident in a good portion of what we discuss these days?

And as an artist I think that is tragic.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:25:44am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

The bill wouldn’t just call an abortion doctor a murderer, but the woman as well.

It would seek to ban all abortion as murder (presumably the goal is to get to the Supreme Court and overturn Roe v Wade).

As such, the woman could be charged with murder as well (and also presumably executed).

Anyone helping them presumably could be charged with Accessory to murder, or conspiracy to commit murder.

I believe execution is the position they call “pro-life.”

Under a bill introduced Monday, HB 565, the state would prohibit abortions even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman’s life.

The proposal would allow criminal charges against both doctors and pregnant women seeking abortions and would characterize an “unborn human” as a person under Ohio’s criminal code regarding homicide. That means abortions could be punishable by life in prison or even the death penalty.

More at NPR: npr.org

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:26:50am

re: #106 Belafon

I wish more people properly understood statistics and the scientific method. A lot of things would be cleared up.

And what does your comment have to do with the liberal arts, which is the other half of my point? All I was trying to say is our schools lack the humanities. You are not touching that, why? I think a balanced education in both is a good thing. Don’t you?

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:27:30am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹

So if we can figure out a way to incorporate those who rely on social programmes as “The American Defense Company, LLC” or something, then they’ll fund those programmes? /s

give jobs to those people in need at those defense companies we just upped the budgets for ///

remember george carlin:
“Get them welfare people to work filling in the Bering Strait and charge them Indians a buck a head to go home. It’s a good sound business solution.” //

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gwangung  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:29:03am

re: #142 ObserverArt

And what does your comment have to do with the liberal arts, which is the other half of my point? All I was trying to say is our schools lack the humanities. You are not touching that, why? I think a balanced education in both is a good thing. Don’t you?

A lot of my employer’s high end donors seem to think that. They’ve been successful in business and a lot of them like liberal arts and humanities grads for hiring.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:32:05am

re: #103 Dr Lizardo

Deadpool 2 trailer dropped. In spoiler tag because sorta NSFW:

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Looking forward to that!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:32:34am

John Dowd resigned from the yam’s legal team.

Flee!!!

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:33:25am

re: #144 gwangung

A lot of my employer’s high end donors seem to think that. They’ve been successful in business and a lot of them like liberal arts and humanities grads for hiring.

Mind if I ask what is you do?

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:33:28am

re: #142 ObserverArt

And what does your comment have to do with the liberal arts, which is the other half of my point? All I was trying to say is our schools lack the humanities. You are not touching that, why? I think a balanced education in both is a good thing. Don’t you?

Actually, I was just responding to him.

As for humanities, I remember what I got and what my kids get. My oldest kids schedule this year consists of English, History, Theory of Knowledge, Spanish, Anatomy, Physics, and Calculus. Texas, even though they push stem a lot, require four years of English and four years of social studies, which includes history, government, and economics. In previous years he’s done orchestra and art since they also require some type of fine arts credits.

But, I have supplemented my kids education because they’ve been lacking since even I was in school. Probability isn’t quite taught well enough for people to use it. History classes tend to be survey classes rather than about what the history means (though my son’s history teacher is better than most).

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:33:58am

re: #146 Stanley Sea

John Dowd resigned from the yam’s legal team.

Flee!!!

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:34:18am

re: #146 Stanley Sea

John Dowd resigned from the yam’s legal team.

Flee!!!

And he is a bit of an ass…so when an ass leaves, what does that mean?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:35:08am

re: #149 Barefoot Grin

Can’t wait for Hannity to join Trump’s legal team.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:36:56am

re: #146 Stanley Sea

Run away, Run Away!

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:37:29am

Mosque in Bellevue, Washington set ablaze a second time, this time it might be a total loss.

patch.com

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gwangung  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:39:29am

re: #147 ObserverArt

Mind if I ask what is you do?

I work in higher education, doing fundraising. A lot of these folks are quite open in the alumni magazines saying this, so it’s not a big secret…just that liberal arts and things like philosophy get short shrift even from supporters of the liberal arts.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:42:22am

re: #139 Big Beautiful Door

Though I believe that we would be better off if we adopted a proportional representation system so third party candidates could get elected. If people had more choices maybe they would be more inclined to vote.

Then we would have to learn about forming coalition governments…

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:42:27am

Stock Market taking huge losses today; down nearly 2% now.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:43:35am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Then we would have to learn about forming coalition governments…

Exactly. Instead of having two blocs that view each other as the enemy, the art of compromise and deal making could make a come back.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:44:37am

re: #155 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Where a party consisting of two people can have more power than a party consisting of 200.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:44:41am

Fishing is good everywhere…..

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:46:37am

re: #154 gwangung

I work in higher education, doing fundraising. A lot of these folks are quite open in the alumni magazines saying this, so it’s not a big secret…just that liberal arts and things like philosophy get short shrift even from supporters of the liberal arts.

Thanks for the answer. What you said gives me hope.

I did a Google using “Stem Good or Bad” and there seems to be a lot of articles that lean to it can be bad if not balanced.

I have learned in the past two days discussing education can be difficult. It is deeply personal. All I know is it is extremely important to maintain a civilization.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:47:17am

re: #158 Belafon

Where a party consisting of two people can have more power than a party consisting of 200.

See both Israel and the UK for that.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:48:40am

re: #152 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Run away, Run Away!

Everything he touches dies.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:49:37am

re: #146 Stanley Sea

John Dowd resigned from the yam’s legal team.

Flee!!!

YouTube

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:50:03am

re: #159 Dave In Austin

Fishing is good everywhere…..

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Mmmm, a nice bluegill for the….oh crap, the eagle got my dinner!

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:50:15am

Wonkette explains the actual political situation in Russia at the time Obama allegedly congratulated Putin, not the one being pushed by right wingers.

wonkette.com

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:50:30am

re: #146 Stanley Sea

John Dowd resigned from the yam’s legal team.

Flee!!!

LOL, I wonder how much Trump will stiff him for?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:50:36am

re: #158 Belafon

Where a party consisting of two people can have more power than a party consisting of 200.

Germany introduced a law by which a party has to command at least 5% of the vote to be seated in Parliament, a relic of the Weimar days when there were numerous splinter parties that made it nearly impossible to build or maintain a coalition

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:51:16am

re: #166 bill d. (b.d.)

LOL, I wonder how much Trump will stiff him for?

All of it, Katie.

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Weaselone  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:52:33am

re: #140 ObserverArt

Were we not discussing the lack of liberal arts? Doesn’t STEM mean Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics? I notice you say nothing about the liberal arts, and that misses the point we were discussing.

I never said I had a problem with teaching these disciplines. The point is if you don’t teach humanities as being equal to the sciences you might get critical thinking in the sciences but what about critical thinking in things like history, arts, culture?

Are you saying our schools are strong in the liberal arts too? Because here in Columbus our schools are all about sciences and weak as hell in the arts.

And what I meant by machines is if all you teach is hard science, where does the softer side of the human come in? Machines are all about science. Humans are not.

What is wrong with some of both so that humans maintain all the great benefits of being human like feeling for others? Do the sciences teach that? I don’t think they do, so a whole part of the human experience is missing. Look around, isn’t that evident in a good portion of what we discuss these days?

And as an artist I think that is tragic.

I was merely responding to your comment about STEM, not your position that the Arts are valuable. They are. I would note though, that arts and humanities like science and technology can also be taught in a way that provides little value to students. They too can be reduced to memorizing lists and regurgitating the names of artists and identifying Ionic vs Delphic vs Corinthian Columns on standardized tests.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:53:26am

re: #166 bill d. (b.d.)

LOL, I wonder how much Trump will stiff him for?

j751JfSIqtpc+GTcCEO5fPck2+odA5H0uweacsibQONm4/BNkJCTUpjdcwYsYGjUQ1uqVgh/zi4mKKCWtxAxCw==

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:53:42am

Here is another “luxury” Republicans will think poor people should do without because they can’t afford it: water.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:54:40am

re: #169 Weaselone

I was merely responding to your comment about STEM, not your position that the Arts are valuable. They are. I would note though, that arts and humanities like science and technology can also be taught in a way that provides little value to students. They too can be reduced to memorizing lists and regurgitating the names of artists and identifying Ionic vs Delphic vs Corinthian Columns on standardized tests.

Wow, with all this acrimony surrounding what colleges should or shouldn’t be teaching (aside from how to manage monumental loads of debt), perhaps it’s a good thing I wasn’t able to go to college.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:55:24am

So Dowd is out as Trump’s lead lawyer……

Can’t say I blame him, TBH - he likely sees the handwriting on the wall and he knows Trump is completely and thoroughly fucked. Not only that, but what lawyer in his right mind would want a client that torpedoes every defense you have?

Dowd sees it: Trump is his own worst enemy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:55:31am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:56:23am

re: #167 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germany introduced a law by which a party has to command at least 5% of the vote to be seated in Parliament, a relic of the Weimar days when there were numerous splinter parties that made it nearly impossible to build or maintain a coalition

Czech Republic has it too - 5% threshold to enter the Chamber of Deputies.

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:56:46am

re: #163 Blind Frog Belly White

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Video

monty python the holy grail Run away

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:57:44am

re: #168 Belafon

All of it, Katie.

If the universe is just, Dowd will spend the next few years fighting the Trumps in court for legal fees.

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:57:58am

We collect new descriptive names for DT, and The Rude Pundit had one today I hadn’t seen before: overbaked butternut squash of a president. Having done that once, can confirm.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:58:41am

The readout from the Kremlin on Donald Trump’s phone call is kind of strange. After noting right at the top that Mr. Trump congratulated Mr. Putin for his “electoral win,” they segued into:

Satisfaction was expressed with the limited reduction of tensions around the Korean Peninsula. The expediency of continuing consistent efforts to resolve the situation by peaceful, diplomatic means was underscored.

It was agreed to develop further bilateral contacts in light of the changes in leadership at the US Department of State. The possibility of organising a top-level meeting received special attention.

On the whole, the conversation was constructive and businesslike, with a focus on overcoming the accumulated problems in Russian-American relations.

en.kremlin.ru

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 8:59:58am

re: #169 Weaselone

I was merely responding to your comment about STEM, not your position that the Arts are valuable. They are. I would note though, that arts and humanities like science and technology can also be taught in a way that provides little value to students. They too can be reduced to memorizing lists and regurgitating the names of artists and identifying Ionic vs Delphic vs Corinthian Columns on standardized tests.

I think you took the comment wrong, the word machine seems to have bothered you. I understand. It wasn’t meant as a dig as much as much as a comparison of a tech based educated person to one with a classic liberal arts education that is strong in both.

And yes, a poor education is rote learning which is not learning at all.

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Skip Intro  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:00:02am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

We are far past the concept of “sane government” in the US. Time to find ways to save us from the insanity of the right.

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Citizen K  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:00:05am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:00:12am

re: #178 retired cynic

We collect new descriptive names for DT, and The Rude Pundit had one today I hadn’t seen before: overbaked butternut squash of a president. Having done that once, can confirm.

Wonkette was a bit more rude than Rude Pundit today, calling him (NSFW, behind privacy bar):

0N4SZ38gY4w8kqvPoVmirAC/Dq9HPS6/

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:01:13am

re: #141 Anymouse 🌹

The bill wouldn’t just call an abortion doctor a murderer, but the woman as well.
….

There is some Latin American country which has a similar law — and women who have miscarriages in essence have to prove their “innocence”.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:02:29am

re: #160 ObserverArt

Thanks for the answer. What you said gives me hope.

I did a Google using “Stem Good or Bad” and there seems to be a lot of articles that lean to it can be bad if not balanced.

I have learned in the past two days discussing education can be difficult. It is deeply personal. All I know is it is extremely important to maintain a civilization.

I was at a Q/A with a chief scientist for a local nanotech company. He was answering questions to Girls Scouts. When asked what a budding scientist should major in, he said “Art History.” Then he laughed and said, “well, at least minor in something like that along with your science courses; see, the scientists I know are poor writers and don’t have great imaginations.”

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Skip Intro  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:02:50am

re: #151 Sir John Barron

Can’t wait for Hannity to join Trump’s legal team.

Orly is ready for the call.

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:02:53am

re: #182 Citizen K

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Because they’re a cult of personality that is convinced Bernie is the only thing they need, from him will flow a “better” party. They no doubt look at what Trump is doing to the GOP and think that proves the DNC will become a far-left “progressive” party if only they “feel the Bern.”

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electrotek  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:03:21am

re: #185 Barefoot Grin

I was at a Q/A with a chief scientist for a local nanotech company. He was answering questions to Girls Scouts. When asked what a budding scientist should major in, he said “Art History.” Then he laughed and said, “well, at least minor in something like that along with your science courses; see, the scientists I know are poor writers and don’t have great imaginations.”

They lack critical thinking skills.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:03:35am

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, with all this acrimony surrounding what colleges should or shouldn’t be teaching (aside from how to manage monumental loads of debt), perhaps it’s a good thing I wasn’t able to go to college.

We aren’t talking about college. This is about K through 12. This debate has been ongoing since the late 90s. It’s been a hot topic in many school districts.

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Skip Intro  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:03:48am

re: #156 Big Beautiful Door

Stock Market taking huge losses today; down nearly 2% now.

That god damn Obama is trying to make Trump look bad again.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:04:00am

re: #178 retired cynic

overbaked butternut squash of a president.

This description I like it very much.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:05:13am

re: #173 Dr Lizardo

So Dowd is out as Trump’s lead lawyer……

Can’t say I blame him, TBH - he likely sees the handwriting on the wall and he knows Trump is completely and thoroughly fucked. Not only that, but what lawyer in his right mind would want a client that torpedoes every defense you have?

Dowd sees it: Trump is his own worst enemy.

Of course, he may have dropped out when he discovered that Trump wasn’t paying him a cent for his services.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:05:43am

re: #177 Targetpractice

If the universe is just, Dowd will spend the next few years fighting the Trumps in court for legal fees.

If Dowd was smart he got paid upfront. I wouldn’t work for Trump until a very large check from him cleared.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:07:05am

re: #184 Hecuba’s daughter

There is some Latin American country which has a similar law — and women who have miscarriages in essence have to prove their “innocence”.

El Salvador.

In the meantime, we can keep hoping that conservatives are this dense:

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:07:13am

re: #156 Big Beautiful Door

Stock Market taking huge losses today; down nearly 2% now.

Probably has to do with the Fed rate hike yesterday.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:07:44am

re: #181 Skip Intro

We are far past the concept of “sane government” in the US. Time to find ways to save us from the insanity of the right.

The GOP failure to do anything about rising health insurance premiums should help power a blue wave in November.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:08:11am

re: #190 Skip Intro

That god damn Obama is trying to make Trump look bad again.

Thanks to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, we continue with the Blue Chip Screen of Death.

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Weaselone  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:08:49am

re: #187 Targetpractice

Because they’re a cult of personality that is convinced Bernie is the only thing they need, from him will flow a “better” party. They no doubt look at what Trump is doing to the GOP and think that proves the DNC will become a far-left “progressive” party if only they “feel the Bern.”

Bernie and Trump are both OAF males and Hillary’s likely to outlive both of them by decades despite the the two wings of nuts “concern” for her health. I wonder what happens to the Berners and Trumpists when their lords and saviors shuffle off the mortal coil.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:09:10am

re: #185 Barefoot Grin

I was at a Q/A with a chief scientist for a local nanotech company. He was answering questions to Girls Scouts. When asked what a budding scientist should major in, he said “Art History.” Then he laughed and said, “well, at least minor in something like that along with your science courses; see, the scientists I know are poor writers and don’t have great imaginations.”

That bit I put in bold is critical. A great imagination leads a science person down roads unexplored.

And that is why an artist like Leonardo Da Vinci was one of my great idols. Artist/Inventor.

If you didn’t have people like SciFi writers, would we have ever dreamed of going to the moon or beyond?

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:10:44am

re: #194 Anymouse 🌹

El Salvador.

In the meantime, we can keep hoping that conservatives are this dense:

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Lawyers don’t generally resign unless one of three conditions are met: 1) Their client is failing to pay his bills, 2) they ethically cannot continue to represent their client, or 3) there has been a falling out with their client.

Since the wingnuts believe Trump is a billionaire who could afford to pay whatever his lawyers ask, that leaves potential ethical violations or attorney/client relations breaking down. There’s no reasonable explanation that says Dowd just decided to up and quit one day.

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gocart mozart  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:10:55am
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gwangung  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:11:03am

re: #199 ObserverArt

That bit I put in bold is critical. A great imagination leads a science person down roads unexplored.

And that is why an artist like Leonardo Da Vinci was one of my great idols. Artist/Inventor.

If you didn’t have people like SciFi writers, would we have ever dreamed of going to the moon or beyond?

And there’s that link between great art and great math….

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:11:54am

re: #195 Targetpractice

Probably has to do with the Fed rate hike yesterday.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:12:04am

re: #198 Weaselone

Bernie and Trump are both OAF males and Hillary’s likely to outlive both of them by decades despite the the two wings of nuts “concern” for her health. I wonder what happens to the Berners and Trumpists when their lords and saviors shuffle off the mortal coil.

They will wander in the deserts for years and years looking for a new savior.

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:13:23am

re: #198 Weaselone

Bernie and Trump are both OAF males and Hillary’s likely to outlive both of them by decades despite the the two wings of nuts “concern” for her health. I wonder what happens to the Berners and Trumpists when their lords and saviors shuffle off the mortal coil.

Probably drop all pretense and join the rest of the Greenies in thinking Stein is the “only true progressive.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:13:53am

re: #204 ObserverArt

They will wander in the desserts for years and years looking for a new savior.

Putin will arrange to have a new one put at their disposal.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:14:21am
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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:16:33am

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

Putin will arrange to have a new one put at their disposal.

Damn, you caught my comment with desserts…oops! Happy fingers.

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:17:05am

re: #115 Belafon

I’m an optimist, but here’s my rule about humanity: If you took a bunch of people from now back to the 14th century, 80% of them, within a year, would act as if they were never from any other time period. It’s why they’re so dangerous with regards to the GOP’s attempt to move us away from democracy.

Possibly. Right up until they started trying to do their little fundamentalist non-denominational thing (because almost none of them would stomach the Papism very well) and started getting burned at the stake for it. Then I wonder what the little rats would think… ;)

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:17:50am

re: #207 Ace-o-aces

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Like the bully he is, Trump talks about big game but there’s never any chance he’d ever meet with Joe without a cadre of paid bodyguards there to jump in front of him if he ever faced anything more threatening than an angry glare.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:18:05am

re: #210 Targetpractice

Like the bully he is, Trump talks about big game but there’s never any chance he’d ever meet with Joe without a cadre of paid bodyguards there to jump in front of him if he ever faced anything more threatening than an angry glare.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:18:07am

re: #208 ObserverArt

Damn, you caught my comment with desserts…oops! Happy fingers.

They will get their just deserts (with one S, it has nothing to do with after-dinner sweets, but is rather related to the word “deserve”)

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:20:00am

re: #189 ObserverArt

We aren’t talking about college. This is about K through 12. This debate has been ongoing since the late 90s. It’s been a hot topic in many school districts.

Ah. I thought the discussion was about college. My error.

I hardly remember K-12 anyway, since I went to so many schools in different states and two countries.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:20:00am
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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:21:03am

re: #166 bill d. (b.d.)

LOL, I wonder how much Trump will stiff him for?

these guys would be nuts not to have been paid in advance

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:22:11am

re: #215 dangerman

these guys would be nuts not to have been paid in advance

anyone who works for DT without advance fee is asking for it

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:22:22am

Aaaand this is why you don’t ever trust a conservative’s word.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:23:22am

re: #178 retired cynic

We collect new descriptive names for DT, and The Rude Pundit had one today I hadn’t seen before: overbaked butternut squash of a president. Having done that once, can confirm.

im sticking with donny two scoops and donny dollhands

i’ve also recently seen “amerigarch”

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Lupin  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:25:01am

I did not know this:

Trump’s older sister worries...

The money quote:

“Donnie was never a smart boy, no matter what he tells you. In fact, the neighborhood kids used to call him ‘Donnie Dimwit.’”

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:25:17am

re: #182 Citizen K

Why is it divisive to say, “I don’t want Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee, I do not trust him.”, yet it is unifying for Bernie to say, “The Democratic Party is fundamentally broken!!”?

I honestly don’t believe I owe him special treatment.

until bernie sanders registers as a democrat i dont give a damn whether someone thinks it’s “divisive” or not

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:26:37am

“Taking advantage of Trump’s stupidity and corruptibility.”

This thread may have been posted (I got it from Sarah Kendzior):

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Lupin  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:26:42am

Oh gosh… It’s the gift that keeps on giving…

“Frankly, I always thought he was gay. Donnie used to run around in mother’s dressing gowns, always wanted to take a bubble bath, and he had more talent for interior design than construction. When Daddy finished a residential building project, it was always little Donnie who insisted on choosing the drapes. My point is, I don’t think the daily demands of the presidency align with his softer sensibilities…and now he’s cracking under the pressure.”

(bold mine)

Please Thor let SNL or Colbert read this.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:27:55am

re: #217 Anymouse 🌹

Aaaand this is why you don’t ever trust a conservative’s word.

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This plays right into the Democrats hands, because the failure of the GOP to do anything about rising health insurance premiums is powering a lot of the Democrats success in special elections.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:28:00am

re: #201 gocart mozart

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um 10 feet “hire”?

(or am i late to the party)

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:29:06am

re: #174 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Somebody buy that poor girl a pair of jeans, and that other poor girl a pair of shoes.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:29:12am

re: #222 Lupin

Oh gosh… It’s the gift that keeps on giving…

(bold mine)

Please Thor let SNL or Colbert read this.

I think it’s satire.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:29:29am

re: #219 Lupin

I did not know this:

Trump’s older sister worries...

The money quote:

Its satire.

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:29:47am

re: #226 Barefoot Grin

I think it’s satire.

Has to be!

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:30:13am

re: #219 Lupin

I did not know this:

Trump’s older sister worries...

The money quote:

The publication is a satire. It’s not real.

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:31:20am

re: #229 Hecuba’s daughter

These “satire” pieces are just Wrong. They don’t do anyone any good. Now get off my lawn!

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:31:23am

re: #219 Lupin

I did not know this:

Trump’s older sister worries...

The money quote:

That has been posted here several times. Always good for a review.

Edit: the quote has been here…not the article.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:31:28am

Whooping crane spotted in North Platte (there are only about 450 whooping cranes) amongst Sandhill Cranes (with photo):

starherald.com (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

The birds were feeding in a corn field. It is currently sandhill crane migration season.

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Lupin  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:32:27am

Satire. Correct.

snopes

She’s real, but the quotes are not.

One can’t tell anymore.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:34:05am

re: #229 Hecuba’s daughter

The publication is a satire. It’s not real.

A similar quote has been posted here before. Maybe that was BS too.

Satire works with the truth in it.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:34:54am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹

Whooping crane spotted in North Platte (there are only about 450 whooping cranes) amongst Sandhill Cranes (with photo):

starherald.com (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

The birds were feeding in a corn field. It is currently sandhill crane migration season.

cool

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:37:28am

re: #216 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

anyone who works for DT without advance fee is asking for it

They “knew what they signed up for”.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:38:18am

re: #236 Eventual Carrion

They “knew what they signed up for”.

“You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.” - Super Chicken

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:41:04am

re: #236 Eventual Carrion

They “knew what they signed up for”.

Prudent business practice, and I know these fellows would not have signed on without a retainer.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:42:28am

re: #219 Lupin

I did not know this:

Trump’s older sister worries...

The money quote:

Boy, aim a few thousand tweets his way with that nickname and he’d be stewing for years.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:42:40am

LOL

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:43:07am

re: #238 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Prudent business practice, and I know these fellows would not have signed on without a retainer.

The articles, the stories are everywhere
The piano guy
Contractors
The “university”

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:44:02am

re: #238 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Prudent business practice, and I know these fellows would not have signed on without a retainer.

And I nearly read fellows as felons

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:44:19am

re: #220 dangerman

until bernie sanders registers as a democrat i dont give a damn whether someone thinks it’s “divisive” or not

Registers as, votes as, works his ass off as.

His nominal socialism is useless as it stands and we’re better off with real progress via the Democratic party.

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gocart mozart  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:45:00am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:46:41am

re: #243 William Lewis

Registers as, votes as, works his ass off as.

His nominal socialism is useless as it stands and we’re better off with real progress via the Democratic party.

His problem is he wants to portray himself as the only solution. Until two years ago, he never endorsed other candidates.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:47:12am

re: #244 gocart mozart

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Sigh of course. I could die happy without hearing false flag ever again.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:49:18am
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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:49:44am

Heh.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:50:46am

re: #200 Targetpractice

Lawyers don’t generally resign unless one of three conditions are met: 1) Their client is failing to pay his bills, 2) they ethically cannot continue to represent their client, or 3) there has been a falling out with their client.

Since the wingnuts believe Trump is a billionaire who could afford to pay whatever his lawyers ask, that leaves potential ethical violations or attorney/client relations breaking down. There’s no reasonable explanation that says Dowd just decided to up and quit one day.

Trump is an awful client. How do we know this? Because he’s always been an awful client. His own legal teams devised a 2-man rule so that any decision was made with two lawyers in the room because no one could trust anything coming out of his mouth.

Trump doesn’t take advice. He hears only what he wants to believe. He doesn’t trust anyone who tells him stuff that disagrees with his worldview.

All of that applies to his current situation. A lawyer is ethically bound to tell Trump what the deal is and all the repercussions of his actions. Trump doesn’t want to hear that. Trump wants to hear that the lawyer is making it go away.

The lawyers can’t do that because it’s not a real estate matter that can be settled. These are criminal investigations involving high crimes and misdemeanors (obstruction of justice is among the least serious charges that could be considered against Trump personally IMO - and we know the GOP impeached Clinton on those very grounds, so there’s precedent).

Trump is going to spin this as though he’s happy his lead attorney resigned from the case, but the reality is that there aren’t many willing to jump in. You don’t see his pal Dershowitz going for it, despite auditioning for the role on Fox daily. There’s a reason - even Alan knows it’s a shit show and Trump isn’t reliable and lies about everything, as do everyone else around him. It’s a toxic waste dump of chaos and criminality.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:51:02am

re: #195 Targetpractice

Probably has to do with the Fed rate hike yesterday.

No. It’s due to a threat of trade wars.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:51:42am

Some I assume are nice people.

Jailed Britain First Jayden Fransen’s Corbyn-threatening Boyfriend Jailed for Sexual Assault (goes to The London Economic).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:52:10am

re: #249 lawhawk

Trump is an awful client. How do we know this? Because he’s always been an awful client. His own legal teams devised a 2-man rule so that any decision was made with two lawyers in the room because no one could trust anything coming out of his mouth.

I do not talk to my ex-wife, we only communicate by e-mail so I have a written record of what we have agreed on regarding our kids.

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I cannot.  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:52:33am

Oh, my god…yet another crypto-currency crap story…

cnbc.com

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gocart mozart  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:53:53am

Special Note:
The symbolism associated with the top graphic of Hillary’s concession speech is pregnant with meaning. Notice the deep purple in both Mrs. Clinton’s clothes, as well as Bill Clinton’s tie. This is the deep royal blue associated with royalty who can never be deposed regardless of the election outcome. They intended to be victorious as seen in the “V” in her lapels and his tie. And they fully intend on a victory whether it be by coup d’état, inciting a revolution or starting a civil war. Notice the victory “V’” formed by the American flag in the background. Whoever set up this venue was quite meticulous in arranging these details for the cameramen and photographers from specific angles. Please see the downward gaze of the Jesuits Bill Clinton (Georgetown grad) and Tim Kaine (Jesuit-trained missionary) pensive in thought about the coming Purple Revolution. This whole affair is strikingly reminiscent of the Book of Revelation where “the woman is arrayed in purple and scarlet”. (The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast)

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:55:14am

re: #245 HappyWarrior

His problem is he wants to portray himself as the only solution. Until two years ago, he never endorsed other candidates.

You cannot be the solution to a party you don’t belong to
It’s axiomatic and should not have to be pointed out

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 9:58:40am

re: #249 lawhawk

Trump is an awful client. How do we know this? Because he’s always been an awful client. His own legal teams devised a 2-man rule so that any decision was made with two lawyers in the room because no one could trust anything coming out of his mouth.

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Trump doesn’t take advice. He hears only what he wants to believe. He doesn’t trust anyone who tells him stuff that disagrees with his worldview.

All of that applies to his current situation. A lawyer is ethically bound to tell Trump what the deal is and all the repercussions of his actions. Trump doesn’t want to hear that. Trump wants to hear that the lawyer is making it go away.

The lawyers can’t do that because it’s not a real estate matter that can be settled. These are criminal investigations involving high crimes and misdemeanors (obstruction of justice is among the least serious charges that could be considered against Trump personally IMO - and we know the GOP impeached Clinton on those very grounds, so there’s precedent).

Trump is going to spin this as though he’s happy his lead attorney resigned from the case, but the reality is that there aren’t many willing to jump in. You don’t see his pal Dershowitz going for it, despite auditioning for the role on Fox daily. There’s a reason - even Alan knows it’s a shit show and Trump isn’t reliable and lies about everything, as do everyone else around him. It’s a toxic waste dump of chaos and criminality.

You are too kind

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:00:01am

re: #255 dangerman

You cannot be the solution to a party you don’t belong to
It’s axiomatic and should not have to be pointed out

Absolutely.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:00:08am

Narrator: Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about. NAFTA was not a bad deal for the US. In fact, it was a modest benefit to the US.

He ascribes job losses to NAFTA, when the culprit is that companies offshored jobs to places like China and Asia, where labor costs are a fraction of what they are here.

How do we know this happened? Because Trump did this too. His own businesses bought Chinese steel instead of domestic steel. His clothing line is made overseas. Ivanka’s clothing line (when not stealing designs from other designers) is made overseas.

He profits from the overseas production where he can slap his name on the product.

He could have had those clothing lines made in the US. He claims they’re a premium clothing line. People would pay more for clothing made in the US. But Trump decided to profit from the cheap manufacturing and still charge more for his clothes anyways.

It’s as though he doesn’t know his own bullshit.

Narrator: He doesn’t.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:00:10am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:01:07am

re: #254 gocart mozart

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While my great uncle was a Holy Ghost Father, I’ve alwayd rather liked the Jesuits but sometimes color is just color.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:01:13am

re: #252 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do not talk to my ex-wife, we only communicate by e-mail so I have a written record of what we have agreed on regarding our kids.

I don’t communicate with my ex-.

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Citizen K  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:01:16am

re: #255 dangerman

You cannot be the solution to a party you don’t belong to
It’s axiomatic and should not have to be pointed out

Unfortunately, his target is the Democratic Party, which has a history of being treated as a wholly illegitimate organization on its face by default for decades. Therefore his attacks get treated as legitimate by default, because ‘if a Democrat does it, it must be bad’ has been so fully ingrained in our politics.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:02:07am

re: #252 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do not talk to my ex-wife, we only communicate by e-mail so I have a written record of what we have agreed on regarding our kids.

i thank the fates everyday for two things:
- the present and only mrs dangerman
- that i had no kids with my former future ex-wife

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:03:17am
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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:03:43am

independent.co.uk

The Austin bomber was involved in a teenage Christian “survivalist” group that discussed weapons and dangerous chemicals, according to a childhood friend.

Mark Anthony Conditt reportedly took part in a conservative outdoors club called Righteous Invasion of Truth (RIOT), in which home-schooled young people studied the Bible and were taught gun skills.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:04:31am

re: #262 Citizen K

Unfortunately, his target is the Democratic Party, which has a history of being treated as a wholly illegitimate organization on its face by default for decades. Therefore his attacks get treated as legitimate by default, because ‘if a Democrat does it, it must be bad’ has been so fully ingrained in our politics.

I’d like him held accountable for his shitty record on immigration.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:04:38am

re: #261 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t communicate with my ex-.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:04:45am

Twitter is cracking me up today.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:05:29am

Sanders wants the results of all of the hard work Democrats have done without putting it in himself.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:05:46am

re: #264 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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wow. if you cant answer a simple question with a “yes”….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:05:50am

re: #259 makeitstop

EXCUSE ME I HAVE A LEGAL QUESTION CAN YOU HELP?

For a $50 retainer, sure!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:06:21am

re: #269 Belafon

Sanders wants the results of all of the hard work Democrats have done without putting it in himself.

He’s two faced.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:06:37am

re: #264 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:06:42am

re: #261 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t communicate with my ex-.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:06:42am

Snerk.

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:06:49am

re: #219 Lupin

Little Dottard Dimwit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:07:20am

re: #263 dangerman

i thank the fates everyday for two things:
- the present and only mrs dangerman
- that i had no kids with my former future ex-wife

I am glad for the kids, but they are the only ones I missed when we split up

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:08:28am

YES!

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:08:55am

re: #261 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t communicate with my ex-.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:09:44am

re: #268 makeitstop

Twitter is cracking me up today.

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god does have a sense of humor

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:10:30am

re: #269 Belafon

Sanders wants the results of all of the hard work Democrats have done without putting it in himself.

and he wants to run the party without being a member

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:10:32am

re: #265 Scottish Dragon

independent.co.uk

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:10:43am

Musical interlude time.

A song by Genesis, but not with Phil Collins on the album (Calling All Stations). Many don’t consider this a Genesis album at all, but I do find this a pretty good song:

Genesis - There Must Be Some Other Way (Live)

There must be some other way.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:12:43am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:13:33am

re: #279 dangerman

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:14:18am

re: #273 lawhawk

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carson is agnew. a bit player. $31k

tawdry and no class

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gocart mozart  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:16:02am

I found a deep vein of crazy stateofthenation2012.com
Top stories:

AUSTIN BOMBINGS: Deep State Carries Out False Flag Attacks To Terrorize Texas

Will Governor Jerry Brown Be Arrested, Prosecuted and Imprisoned…

Operation Hogg Wash Blown Wide Open

NIKOLAS CRUZ Needs Our Help! Clearly he’s been framed. Has anyone thought about that?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:16:31am

Well, it’s on. Nebraska is expecting retaliation in the form of tariffs on corn and soybeans, which will severely damage my state’s agriculture sector.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:16:44am

re: #277 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am glad for the kids, but they are the only ones I missed when we split up

oh i understand completely - i would have loved my kids
im just glad that i wasnt in any way tied to her for 18 years to perpetuity…
dragon lady indeed

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:18:03am

re: #247 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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At least you didn’t let him wait long

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:18:10am

re: #270 dangerman

wow. if you cant answer a simple question with a “yes”….

Someone else struggled to say yes the other day…Exchange between Rep. Clark & Secretary Betsy DeVos (C-SPAN)

Exchange between Rep. Clark & Secretary Betsy DeVos (C-SPAN)

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:20:45am

re: #288 Anymouse 🌹

Well, it’s on. Nebraska is expecting retaliation in the form of tariffs on corn and soybeans, which will severely damage my state’s agriculture sector.

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NC going to get mauled on pork products….

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:20:47am

re: #285 Anymouse 🌹

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it’s not schadenfreude to recognize there is a thing called karma

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:22:35am

re: #278 William Lewis

YES!

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Good luck William. I will send drum beats to the employment gods to make sure the planets are forced into alignment for you.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:23:24am
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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:25:33am

re: #288 Anymouse 🌹

Well, it’s on. Nebraska is expecting retaliation in the form of tariffs on corn and soybeans, which will severely damage my state’s agriculture sector.

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I heard a report China would target 5 Trump states.

I don’t recall nations targeting another country’s trade in such a political way.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:28:56am

re: #296 ObserverArt

I heard a report China would target 5 Trump states.

I don’t recall nations targeting another country’s trade in such a political way.

The difference between China and Russia is China doesn’t want us destroyed. We’re their largest single customer. They might want us weakened politically, but destroyed, no. So China is making a political statement right back at Trump’s.

Russia on the other hand would shed no tears if we disappeared.

Edit: Two of those states are Ryan’s and McConnell’s.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:29:14am

re: #296 ObserverArt

I heard a report China would target 5 Trump states.

I don’t recall nations targeting another country’s trade in such a political way.

Well, it’s one way to get the attention of conservative voters for sure.

The EU threatened to target Kentucky bourbon (Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell), Harley-Davidson (Paul Ryan), Florida citrus products (Marco Rubio), and Levi’s (Texas)

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:30:48am

re: #259 makeitstop

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God, I love these.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:31:53am
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:33:48am

re: #288 Anymouse 🌹

Well, it’s on. Nebraska is expecting retaliation in the form of tariffs on corn and soybeans, which will severely damage my state’s agriculture sector.

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“And if you retaliate we’ll turn the Korean peninsula into a destabilized hellhole!” [only a little //]

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:34:08am

re: #218 dangerman

im sticking with donny two scoops and donny dollhands

i’ve also recently seen “amerigarch”

Those are both good, but I like Donnie Moscow.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:35:21am

re: #300 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Uh oh…you went all math on him.

Good job Dart. Keep us posted should he figure it out.

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Alephnaught  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:36:35am

Well, the fire in Glasgow city centre is definitely under control now. I did have to leave the office due to the lack of running water, which was diverted to the firefighters, who have done a great job of containing the fire, and preventing it spreading to the Pavilion. (Mainly by keeping it damp, so there may still be water damage.)

There’s still a fair amount of smoke, which contains asbestos, so the general area downwind of the fire is still hazardous, so the opera I was going to tonight (At the Theatre Royal, 1 block away.) has been cancelled, but it could have worse.

EDIT: I should also note that there’s been no fatalities from this fire, which considering how severe it was, is amazing.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:37:05am

re: #296 ObserverArt

I heard a report China would target 5 Trump states.

I don’t recall nations targeting another country’s trade in such a political way.

We have, such as targeting individuals in North Korea with trade sanctions over certain luxury products (though we don’t trade with North Korea, the object was to force those nations which do to cease trade in those items to those individuals).

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:39:25am

So did he just admit Christian homeschoolers are batshit crazy?

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whitebeach  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:39:46am

re: #112 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t understand your [freetoken’s] critique of the “big bang” theory which I thought is the current scientific explanation for the origin of our universe: the universe suddenly came into being from a point of singularity which expanded at speeds many times the speed of light. There is no agreed scientific position on what preceded this event.

I’m betting it was somebody saying “Hold my beer and watch this.”

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:43:45am

I’m pretty much all in with throwing Zuckerberg into prison at this point.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:44:40am

re: #300 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Name a mass shooter that was homeschooled.

Here’s 5 off the top of my head.

You totally proved my point!

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Weaselone  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:44:54am

re: #288 Anymouse 🌹

Well, it’s on. Nebraska is expecting retaliation in the form of tariffs on corn and soybeans, which will severely damage my state’s agriculture sector.

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Why is he such a moron? I mean, I expected this, but the Great Plains states are already dealing with their self inflicted plague of locusts (Republican politicians at the state level), they don’t need a trade war on top of it.

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BlueGrl21  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:44:55am

re: #144 gwangung

A lot of my employer’s high end donors seem to think that. They’ve been successful in business and a lot of them like liberal arts and humanities grads for hiring.

Late to the party, but I work in high, high tech and the best engineer we have has a degree in theater from Colorado State. My degree is in psychology and I’m an enterprise systems architect. We hire thinking skills, not degrees.

My husband’s school has an equal emphasis on liberal arts and STEM. As does my son’s school. What I do see is schools trying to pigeonhole students very early. Take a test, looks like engineering is for you, load up on STEM classes, here’s your learning path for the next 10 years. Nope, I refused permission to let my sons take those aptitude tests. Flat out told the counselors they would not be setting foot in these sessions. I want them taking anything they want to take.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:46:24am

re: #296 ObserverArt

I heard a report China would target 5 Trump states.

I don’t recall nations targeting another country’s trade in such a political way.

the world is granular
brilliant
scary
and serves the senators and reps right

not so good for the citizens

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:48:56am

re: #311 BlueGrl21

Late to the party, but I work in high, high tech and the best engineer we have has a degree in theater from Colorado State. My degree is in psychology and I’m an enterprise systems architect. We hire thinking skills, not degrees.

My husband’s school has an equal emphasis on liberal arts and STEM. As does my son’s school. What I do see is schools trying to pigeonhole students very early. Take a test, looks like engineering is for you, load up on STEM classes, here’s your learning path for the next 10 years. Nope, I refused permission to let my sons take those aptitude tests. Flat out told the counselors they would not be setting foot in these sessions. I want them taking anything they want to take.

The high school has different tracks you can take, including STEM. Even though two of my kids are engineering types, and one is more the fine arts type, I’ve made them all go the general education track by requiring four years of Spanish, music, and math through calculus. They have three electives their entire four years that they can choose something interesting to them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:49:02am

re: #306 Anymouse 🌹

So did he just admit Christian homeschoolers are batshit crazy?

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CongoJack  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:49:15am

re: #311 BlueGrl21

Late to the party, but I work in high, high tech and the best engineer we have has a degree in theater from Colorado State. My degree is in psychology and I’m an enterprise systems architect. We hire thinking skills, not degrees.

That is where I got my Poli Sci degree… and they have a great Theater/Arts Program.

They also have a great bar in the basement of the student center. Dog I miss those days.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:52:25am

re: #315 CongoJack

That is where I got my Poli Sci degree… and they have a great Theater/Arts Program.

They also have a great bar in the basement of the student center. Dog I miss those days.

Someone I grew up with went there. I miss GMU too.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:53:06am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:54:00am
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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:56:31am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:59:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2018 • 10:59:24am

re: #298 Anymouse 🌹

Well, it’s one way to get the attention of conservative voters for sure.

The EU threatened to target Kentucky bourbon (Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell), Harley-Davidson (Paul Ryan), Florida citrus products (Marco Rubio), and Levi’s (Texas)

This sort of nonsense is the polar opposite of sound trade policy, but we have to remember who started this tariff tiff…

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:00:30am

re: #318 jaunte

UPDATE: 4 defense attorneys at different large law firms have been approached to join Trump’s legal defense team in recent weeks. All 4 turned him down.

for even the president and / or a guy worth —well whatever he’s worth

in this great country, you’re entitled to a lawyer
that doesnt mean you get the one you want
or the second one
or third
fourth
.
.
.
(of course, yes, im assuming criminal)

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:00:34am

re: #310 Weaselone

Why is he such a moron? I mean, I expected this, but the Great Plains states are already dealing with their self inflicted plague of locusts (Republican politicians at the state level), they don’t need a trade war on top of it.

We have a Nebraska-China Center.
nebraskacenterchina.com
(official state government Website, in English and Chinese)

Gov. Ricketts traveled to China in 2015 with a large trade delegation.

(more at the link, a couple bullet points):

Our new office in China for the state will, indeed, focus on developing these relations and new ones throughout all of China.

In 2010, foreign-owned businesses employed more than 23,000 workers in Nebraska
International trade directly sustains 30,700 Nebraska jobs
In fiscal year 2011, 5,899 students and exchange visitors were admitted to Nebraska
China is Nebraska’s fourth largest trading partner
University of Nebraska’s Confucius Institute in Lincoln teaches Chinese language and culture
Omaha, Nebraska is a twin city with Yantai, China

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scottslemmons  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:02:56am

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Remind him how many of them have been abusive white guys and tell him it’s time to start deporting them all.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:02:57am

re: #320 jaunte

Speculation:
Did John Dowd resign because:
1) the checks bounced.
2) Dowd doesn’t want to get paid in rubles.
3) Dowd was worried that he’d be implicated in crimes and have the crime-fraud exception applied to his actions.
4) Dowd can’t take the shitshow that is Trumpworld no matter how much he’s paid.
5) Dowd told Trump something and Trump didn’t like what he heard so he told Dowd to resign.
6) Dowd told Trump something and when Trump didn’t take the advice and did the exact opposite, Dowd dropped him as a client because Dowd can’t trust Trump to follow advice and protect his own interests.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:05:07am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:05:15am

re: #325 lawhawk

I’d go with 6 as the most likely choice. Who needs an out-of-control client?

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:06:39am

re: #326 Anymouse 🌹

Even when you do your best to hide from politics, it will find you.

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I cannot.  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:08:08am

re: #325 lawhawk

Aot,K.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:10:50am

re: #328 jaunte

Even when you do your best to hide from politics, it will find you.

If the flight attendant had spoken against the march, this kid would have been all about it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:11:17am

Thad Cochrane (R-Miss.) delivered his farewell speech to the US Senate today.

thehill.com (with video from C-SPAN of his full speech)

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:12:31am

re: #325 lawhawk

Speculation:
Did John Dowd resign because:
1) the checks bounced.
2) Dowd doesn’t want to get paid in rubles.
3) Dowd was worried that he’d be implicated in crimes and have the crime-fraud exception applied to his actions.
4) Dowd can’t take the shitshow that is Trumpworld no matter how much he’s paid.
5) Dowd told Trump something and Trump didn’t like what he heard so he told Dowd to resign.
6) Dowd told Trump something and when Trump didn’t take the advice and did the exact opposite, Dowd dropped him as a client because Dowd can’t trust Trump to follow advice and protect his own interests.

Yes.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:13:15am

re: #330 makeitstop

If the flight attendant had spoken against the march, this kid would have been all about it.

Isn’t this the kid whose Dad lied on FNC?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:13:53am

re: #325 lawhawk

All of those reasons!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:14:07am

re: #331 Anymouse 🌹

Thad Cochrane (R-Miss.) delivered his farewell speech to the US Senate today.

thehill.com (with video from C-SPAN of his full speech)

I’m no fan or admirer of his but he’s likely to be replaced by someone much worse.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:15:05am

re: #325 lawhawk

Speculation:
Did John Dowd resign because:
1) the checks bounced.
2) Dowd doesn’t want to get paid in rubles.
3) Dowd was worried that he’d be implicated in crimes and have the crime-fraud exception applied to his actions.
4) Dowd can’t take the shitshow that is Trumpworld no matter how much he’s paid.
5) Dowd told Trump something and Trump didn’t like what he heard so he told Dowd to resign.
6) Dowd told Trump something and when Trump didn’t take the advice and did the exact opposite, Dowd dropped him as a client because Dowd can’t trust Trump to follow advice and protect his own interests.

7) His dog turned up dead on the front porch from nerve agent poisoning…

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BlueGrl21  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:15:17am

re: #315 CongoJack

That is where I got my Poli Sci degree… and they have a great Theater/Arts Program.

They also have a great bar in the basement of the student center. Dog I miss those days.

He’s a very good friend of mine. Major in Theater/Arts, minor in English. Best developer I’ve ever worked with….because he understands pattern recognition and languages.

I’m Psychology/Women’s Studies BS with a MS in Professional Writing. People ask me all the time how I ended up in tech as an architect. Pattern recognition and languages.

It’s about how people THINK.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:15:41am

re: #326 Anymouse 🌹

That’s interesting; the Twitter link now says “That page doesn’t exist.”

New link just went up. It reads the same as the old one. The airline attendant is alleged to have “given the student a speech” about the upcoming March for Our Lives rally.

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:16:21am

re: #292 Scottish Dragon

Pig wee weee weeee

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:16:33am

re: #325 lawhawk

When the pitchforks and torches come, Dowd didn’t want to be on the pile.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:16:47am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:17:46am

re: #335 HappyWarrior

I’m no fan or admirer of his but he’s likely to be replaced by someone much worse.

Gov. Phil Bryant wants to appoint the Agriculture Commissioner to fill out his term. She was a Democrat who after election to the legislature flipped to the Republican Party.

Wingnuts don’t like her (because former Democrat). Thad Cochrane’s wingnut opponent wants to run for the seat, and polling suggests that a Democratic candidate has a chance there.

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petesh  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:18:02am

re: #327 jaunte

I’d go with 6 as the most likely choice. Who needs an out-of-control client?

I agree, though 1–5 may all have had an influence; and 7 is perfect.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:18:07am

re: #335 HappyWarrior

I’m no fan or admirer of his but he’s likely to be replaced by someone much worse.

I can’t forgive what Ginger Snapped did to him.

Now I see that Tweetler hates the woman replacing him. Maybe Democrats have a shot at picking that seat up!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:18:58am

re: #342 Anymouse 🌹

Gov. Phil Bryant wants to appoint the Agriculture Commissioner to fill out his term. She was a Democrat who after election to the legislature flipped to the Republican Party.

Wingnuts don’t like her (because former Democrat). Thad Cochrane’s wingnut opponent wants to run for the seat, and polling suggests that a Democratic candidate has a chance there.

I hope so. I’m optimistic after Moore.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:19:47am

“…Right-wing authoritarians today use the threat or the reality of terrorism to seek and hold power. The one consistent policy of the Trump administration thus far has been to encourage a Muslim terrorist attack within or upon the United States. Everywhere the first executive order on refugees and immigrants was understood as directed against Muslims. The major consequence, most likely the intended one, is the alienation of Muslims at home and abroad. The proposal to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is similar: it will never take place, so serves only to alienate and enrage Muslims. Michael Flynn is in the same category: though he was only national security advisor for three weeks, few Muslims will forget that he referred to their religion as a “cancer.” Modern authoritarianism is terror management, and so modern authoritarians need terror attacks: real, simulated, or both. As James Madison noticed long ago, tyranny arises “on some favorable emergency.”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:19:49am

re: #344 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can’t forgive what Ginger Snapped did to him.

Now I see that Tweetler hates the woman replacing him. Maybe Democrats have a shot at picking that seat up!

Oh yeah that was disgraceful and man to man, I feel for him for that absolutely.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:21:49am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:23:18am

smile like you mean it, dammit…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:24:38am

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is he gonna sing the Green Acres song again?

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:24:48am

re: #320 jaunte

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:25:40am

re: #351 Ace-o-aces

Mental Imagery DENIED.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:25:44am

heh

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gocart mozart  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:26:07am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:26:43am

Lindsay Graham back to blaming Democrats because his party can’t pass a budget with a majority of the House and Senate:

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:28:10am

An interesting part of the spending bill:

As part of the bill, there will be guidance to clarify the interpretation of what is known as the Dickey amendment, a small provision that was attached to an omnibus bill in 1996. It prevents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from studying the health implications of gun violence and says “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” […]
The clarity would be similar to a suggestion offered by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during congressional testimony in February. Azar told lawmakers that he does not believe that the Dickey amendment expressly prohibits CDC research on guns, but rather restricts the agency from advocating for advocate for certain gun policies.

They have slightly loosened the CDC’s ability to research guns.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:28:11am

re: #355 Anymouse 🌹

Lindsay Graham back to blaming Democrats because his party can’t pass a budget with a majority of the House and Senate:

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Never mind that the Rs added an anti-abortion poison pill to the bill they needed to pass to mitigate the damage they are doing.

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Interesting Times  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:30:33am

That…certainly puts things in perspective:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:30:50am
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:32:04am

re: #358 Interesting Times

That…certainly puts things in perspective:

What’s in the picture?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:32:24am

thehill.com

Colorado Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman (D) stepped down from her leadership post on Thursday in part to protest the state GOP leadership’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations.

“Sometimes leadership means stepping back so others can step forward,” Guzman, who is term-limited, said in a statement reported by The Denver Post.

“Traditionally, those in leadership hold on to their role and title until the very end of their term, but I’m passing the torch now. I believe providing more time for new leaders to learn and grow is the best way to set up future caucuses for success. I want to give the next generation of Democrats an opportunity to lead.”

(more)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:32:27am

re: #360 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Mount Rushmore

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:33:04am

re: #346 jaunte

Maybe because Time Inc. was just acquired by Meredith Inc, and Meredith is trimming the payroll, the Time folk decided to go all in with the material instead of holding back?

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Bubblehead II  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:34:20am

re: #292 Scottish Dragon

NC going to get mauled on pork products….

Idaho will get on wheat and beef.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:34:49am

re: #360 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Mount Rushmore.

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dangerman  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:36:38am

re: #334 Joe Bacon 🌹

All of those reasons!, Katie

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 22, 2018 • 11:42:02am

re: #354 gocart mozart

Looks like he is waiting for someone…

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gwangung  Mar 22, 2018 • 12:02:49pm

re: #337 BlueGrl21

He’s a very good friend of mine. Major in Theater/Arts, minor in English. Best developer I’ve ever worked with….because he understands pattern recognition and languages.

I’m Psychology/Women’s Studies BS with a MS in Professional Writing. People ask me all the time how I ended up in tech as an architect. Pattern recognition and languages.

It’s about how people THINK.

Yeah, that’s what our donors are saying…


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