David J. Shulkin Says He Was Fired Because He Opposes Privatizing the VA

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The inspector general accused David Shulkin of improperly paying for his wife’s trip to Europe, but in yet another scathing op-ed from a departed Trump official, he writes today in the New York Times that this wasn’t the real reason he was fired.

Shulkin says the Trump gang got rid of him because he opposes privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He identifies privatization as a scheme to enrich “select people and companies with profits, even if it undermines care for veterans.”

And he makes no secret of how he feels about the administration he’s leaving.

I have fought to stand up for this great department and all that it embodies. In recent months, though, the environment in Washington has turned so toxic, chaotic, disrespectful and subversive that it became impossible for me to accomplish the important work that our veterans need and deserve.

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freetoken  Mar 29, 2018 • 11:59:01am

The swamp is not getting drained.

It is getting swampier.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 29, 2018 • 11:59:29am

One thing that Trump did that I actually approved of was to propose raising money for Veteran’s care by 6%. But privatization more than outweighs any good that will do them.

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freetoken  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:00:45pm

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

One thing that Trump did that I actually approved of was to propose raising money for Veteran’s care by 6%. But privatization more than outweighs any good that will do them.

All the more money to be sent out on contract to his buddies.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:01:44pm

All these firings, all this chaos.

Not a peep from the GOP

History will hold them accountable for failing to stop this.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:02:06pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:04:25pm

Not off topic but resonating with Shulkin is a Politico report on how Texas got all the help FEMA could provide and Puerto Rico got sloppy seconds.

POLITICO INVESTIGATION

How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico
A POLITICO investigation shows a persistent double standard in the president’s handling of relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria.

Examples abound of Trumps racist motives. This one is the largest, at least by area.//

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JordanRules  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:04:31pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:05:13pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

So it’s not enough to just fuck up this country, he’s got to fuck up the rest of the world too.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:05:17pm

Trump is a con artist.

Trump lies.

Trump wants loyalists. He doesn’t care about competency or skills.

Trump wants to personally profit.

Trump wants his cronies to profit.

All these come into play here. Shulkin’s got his own travel/expense scandal to deal with, but the fact is that everywhere in Trumpworld, Trump admin officials are debased or debasing themselves by sabotaging functioning government in ways large and small that will be felt for generations to come. None of this is good for anyone except the rich who benefit from the tax scam that GOP controlled Congress passed.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:07:49pm
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JordanRules  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:10:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:10:58pm

re: #11 JordanRules

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JFC, this guy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:12:01pm

re: #11 JordanRules

Is it infrastructure week again?

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:12:21pm

re: #11 JordanRules

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:13:43pm

re: #14 lawhawk

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I started out at community college since I didn’t have the GPA for a four year school. I took history classes, English, international relations, and even returned two winters back to take a creative writing class. That the POTUS doesn’t seem to know what community colleges are and do is disturbing to say the least.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:14:58pm
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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:18:53pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

(From previous thread that had ended)…

OPACY was a terrific experience. I had managed to get us really good seats a few rows behind home plate and we met a former CBS sports exec who had season tickets and was with his son. Had to make a swing by Boog’s BBQ, and Elrod Hendricks was in uniform and signing autographs. Elrod would pass away a few months later.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:20:52pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I think what Haberman and others are saying is correct, that Trump now feels like he’s got this job down, and no longer needs to listen to anyone who tells him anything he doesn’t want to hear. This also likely means fewer, if any, scripted speeches where he actually talks about whatever the subject is supposed to be, and more of these crazy-ass, stream-of-unconsciousness rambles.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:21:04pm

re: #17 dirkdigglerjr

(From previous thread that had ended)…

OPACY was a terrific experience. I had managed to get us really good seats a few rows behind home plate and we met a former CBS sports exec who had season tickets and was with his son. Had to make a swing by Boog’s BBQ, and Elrod Hendricks was in uniform and signing autographs. Elrod would pass away a few months later.

Elrod was a gentleman. He’s still missed. Very cool. Boog is awesome too.

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:21:06pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

Do bees have knees?

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I cannot.  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:21:49pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Is it infrastructure week again?

//

It has always been infrastructure week.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:22:43pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

All these firings, all this chaos.

Not a peep from the GOP

History will hold them accountable for failing to stop this.

History will, but what about our citizens?

We need to work on citizenship so much. And that goes back to all our discussion about our education systems.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:22:55pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump is a fucking liar who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He gets amplified by Fox and their sycophants and propagandists who spew agitprop 24/7.

He made the claim that the US doesn’t know how to build bridges anymore.

That’s a fucking lie and he’d be able to see from Trump Tower penthouse (where he wont visit because it’d mean a trip into deep Blue NYC territory):

The New Tappan Zee Bridge (35 miles north of NYC but visible from Trump tower). That’d be the longest bridge in the NYC metro area.

The new Goethals bridge.

And there’s also the Bayonne Bridge navigation clearance project that basically rebuilt the road deck 50 feet higher to allow post-panamax ships to use the port.

Everything Trump says is a lie, and the media still refuses to treat it as such - reciting it verbatim. Even in ordinary reporting media outlets need to be including fact he’s lying about what he just stated.

So, you can have an article saying that Trump thinks we don’t know how to build bridges anymore. The next sentence should be that Trump can see these brand new cable stayed spans from his window at Trump tower: Goethals, Tappan Zee, and Kosciusko.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:22:59pm

re: #21 I cannot.

It has always been infrastructure week.

We have always been at war with infrastructure.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:24:33pm

He does nothing but lie. He hasn’t been honest about anything.

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Kragar  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:24:44pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:24:56pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Is it infrastructure week again?

//

We are always at war with our infrastructure.

It keeps turning into a cheap circus political rally.

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whitebeach  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:25:01pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

All these firings, all this chaos.

Not a peep from the GOP

History will hold them accountable for failing to stop this.

Isn’t it pretty to think so?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:25:32pm

re: #26 Kragar

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Oh who created those. And wtf does that have to do with infrastructure?

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:25:47pm

re: #14 lawhawk

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Donald Trump is stuck in 1970…and he can’t get out.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:25:49pm

re: #26 Kragar

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Right. He left that seat on the Supreme Court open for most of a year, after all.
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:26:28pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Oh who created those. And wtf does that have to do with infrastructure?

Stream Of Conscience-less.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:27:24pm

re: #28 whitebeach

Isn’t it pretty to think so?

It depends on how long it takes the cockroaches to develop writing after we’re gone, and whether they still have access to good source documents.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:27:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:29:43pm

re: #34 lawhawk

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We have a president who thinks his children are better equipped to handle diplomacy than diplomats.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:30:10pm
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JordanRules  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:30:24pm

re: #30 ObserverArt

Donald Trump is stuck in 1970…and he can’t get out.

Lots of his business language strikes me as stuck in the 70s too.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:31:24pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Is it infrastructure week again?

//

If it’s infrastructure week - again - that means a shitnado is brewing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:31:29pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

We have a president who thinks his children are better equipped to handle diplomacy than diplomats.

He wants us to be convinced that diplomats are at best parasites who just draw a government salary and do nothing useful or even worse, Deep-State operatives out to wreck America.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:31:39pm

re: #20 dirkdigglerjr

Do bees have knees?

They do in Australia…where “it’s the bee’s knees” is a popular phrase for the best/greatest. Learned that from an Aussie race car driver.

Australia!

the kinks “australia” remaster. 2017 post.

Hi Wrench!

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:33:18pm

re: #40 ObserverArt

They do in Australia…where “it’s the bee’s knees” is a popular phrase for the best/greatest. Learned that from an Aussie race car driver.

Australia!

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Hi Wrench!

That was a popular term in the US in the Roaring 20s.

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whitebeach  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:34:01pm

re: #40 ObserverArt

They do in Australia…where “it’s the bee’s knees” is a popular phrase for the best/greatest. Learned that from an Aussie race car driver.

It was popular in the USA too, when my mom was young. She’s 95 now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:34:22pm

re: #41 makeitstop

That was a popular term in the US in the Roaring 20s.

I recall people using it although it was rather outdated…like the cat’s pajamas…

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Sir John Barron  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:34:32pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Is it infrastructure week again?

//

Infrastructure 2, Electric Boogalu

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:35:08pm
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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:35:20pm

re: #44 Sir John Barron

Infrastructure 2, Electric Boogalu

Nah, we gotta be on Infrastructure Week 3 or 4 at this point.

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:36:53pm

re: #40 ObserverArt

And it’s because of that expression that I wanted to throw out a non-penisy question for the bee expert. We use that phrase in Western NC when you think someone is totally awesome.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:36:59pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Not one weapon on that table is appropriate for consumers.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:37:38pm

re: #47 dirkdigglerjr

And it’s because of that expression that I wanted to throw out a non-penisy question for the bee expert. We use that phrase in Western NC when you think someone is totally awesome.

Are there Aussies about? : )

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:37:54pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

The only reason I can think that he drove to MA was his belief that he would be shot here in Texas but not there.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:39:00pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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Christ.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:39:08pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The one area where natgas has an advantage on wind and solar is that without battery storage to smooth production and to deal with ebb/flow of wind and day/night cycle for solar is that natgas is available anytime, and it’s relatively easy for a utility to power on a natural gas plant to generate electricity.

It’s much more difficult and costly to do that with coal, which is why utilities are shuttering coal plants everywhere. One of the biggest polluters in the NYC metro area shut down last year, and they’re already in the process of dismantling the plant because it’s never ever coming back.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:40:15pm

re: #50 Belafon

The only reason I can think that he drove to MA was his belief that he would be shot here in Texas but not there.

because it is a gun-free librul zone?

was he trying to demonstrate the “we are making our kids soft targets” argument?

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:40:24pm

re: #50 Belafon

The only reason I can think that he drove to MA was his belief that he would be shot here in Texas but not there.

And MA is liberal, especially to an elder wingnut. Kennedy and Kerry country.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:41:27pm

re: #52 lawhawk

The one area where natgas has an advantage on wind and solar is that without battery storage to smooth production and to deal with ebb/flow of wind and day/night cycle for solar is that natgas is available anytime, and it’s relatively easy for a utility to power on a natural gas plant to generate electricity.

Wind turbines can also run air compressors at peak times and create a compressed-air buffer for times of low wind.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:41:29pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Way too close a call. And wtf are those grenades? Maybe just smoke but where do you buy those?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:42:51pm

re: #54 ObserverArt

And MA is liberal, especially to an elder wingnut. Kennedy and Kerry country.

Yep.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:43:02pm

re: #56 Unshaken Defiance

Way too close a call. And wtf are those grenades? Maybe just smoke but where do you buy those?

Off the shelf at Kmart! In housewares section.
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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:43:07pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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A table full of NRA.

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:43:07pm

re: #49 ObserverArt

Here’s an Aussie. But I think you might want to leave him be.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:44:22pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Oddly, police initially responded to the Marriott when Bradley himself called the police — “to report he believed someone was trying to break into his room.” He “had a surveillance video feed of his hotel room in his car, and was concerned because the video feed died” during an excursion to Boston that day, according to The Lowell Sun.

Well that’s interesting

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Amory Blaine  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:47:17pm

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:50:05pm

The craziest freaking downhill race you’ll ever see.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:50:45pm

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

because it is a gun-free librul zone?

was he trying to demonstrate the “we are making our kids soft targets” argument?

And what he proved was that he’d be caught in MA but not here.

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Jay C  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:51:04pm

re: #48 Amory Blaine

Not one weapon on that table is appropriate for consumers.

Or for that matter, something of overkill for “anti-viral” applications…..

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whitebeach  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:51:06pm

re: #52 lawhawk

The one area where natgas has an advantage on wind and solar is that without battery storage to smooth production and to deal with ebb/flow of wind and day/night cycle for solar is that natgas is available anytime, and it’s relatively easy for a utility to power on a natural gas plant to generate electricity.

It’s much more difficult and costly to do that with coal, which is why utilities are shuttering coal plants everywhere. One of the biggest polluters in the NYC metro area shut down last year, and they’re already in the process of dismantling the plant because it’s never ever coming back.

The thing is that wind, and especially solar, are in their infancy tech-wise. It’s like the discussion last night about silver photography. In the late 1980s digital was just a small haze on the horizon. Twenty years later Kodak was going out of business.

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William Lewis  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:52:01pm

re: #56 Unshaken Defiance

Way too close a call. And wtf are those grenades? Maybe just smoke but where do you buy those?

37 mm are legal so long as no Anti-personnel rounds are in your possession. NFA loophole. They make things that look just like the military 40 mm launchers to shoot them. They make flare, noise (bird bomb “flash bangs”), CS & smoke rounds.

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:52:45pm
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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:54:02pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

The craziest freaking downhill race you’ll ever see.

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I counted at least ten spots on that course where I would have broken my neck.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:54:12pm

Reading through the article one more time, the guy just sounds crazy.

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SteelPH  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:54:55pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Thanks, NRA. Because that’s what we need more of. Propaganda fueled assholes looking to assassinate children.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:56:00pm

re: #70 Belafon

Reading through the article one more time, the guy just sounds crazy.

Which makes how he managed to get his hands on such an arsenal even more worrying.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:57:42pm
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Jay C  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:58:29pm

re: #72 Sir John Barron

Which makes how he managed to get his hands on such an arsenal even more worrying.

He probably bought everything there from legitimate retail sources*: OTC or online. Unless he was a real cheapskate, and got the stuff for cash at local gun shows….

*Texas, remember?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Mar 29, 2018 • 12:59:06pm

Smallville actress Allison Mack has risen to a position of power in an S&M cult that Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk introduced her to. Damn!

thedailybeast.com

maxim.com

news.com.au

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CongoJack  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:00:10pm

Hey Happy,
Sorry I didnt reply in the other thread - went off to lunch. The Rockies are OK but I was born/raised in Kansas and have many fond memories of listening to Royals games with my Grandma. Thus still a Royals fan. It also helps that if there is a worse owner than the Royals it is the Rockies (imho - all because of the product on the field vs the money they make even if the team is horrible).

Also my wife is a teacher at a school that bares the name of the owners of the team so they get special Rockies day where the mascot comes in and the owner comes in. My wife said hi to the owner as he came into her room and he immediately said, ‘don’t ask me for money’ which she was not going to do. The owning family is known for being conservative pricks.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:00:44pm

re: #75 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Saving those for later.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:01:53pm

re: #77 Belafon

Saving those for later.

Smallville was awful, but those two were a big part of why I kept watching.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:02:18pm

re: #76 CongoJack

Hey Happy,
Sorry I didnt reply in the other thread - went off to lunch. The Rockies are OK but I was born/raised in Kansas and have many fond memories of listening to Royals games with my Grandma. Thus still a Royals fan. It also helps that if there is a worse owner than the Royals it is the Rockies (imho - all because of the product on the field vs the money they make even if the team is horrible).

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No worries. Gotcha. I forgot you were from Kansas.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:02:20pm

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

And I just saw that wind/solar has now gotten below natgas in production costs.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:02:49pm

re: #56 Unshaken Defiance

Way too close a call. And wtf are those grenades? Maybe just smoke but where do you buy those?

They were widely available before 2013 and were popular for use in paintball and airsoft. Then the ATF started heavily regulating striker style fuses containing black powder fuel trains, presumable over fears that the fuses could be too easily repurposed into homemade explosive grenades. The newer civilian market versions use a pull ring friction igniter that pulls a roughened cable through the ignition compound.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:02:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:03:13pm

re: #73 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I agree with this. She won’t do that tho.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:04:07pm

re: #73 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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so good

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:05:30pm

re: #73 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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And that isn’t an apology either, it is one of those BS “I am sorry if you were offended” non-apologies

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:06:44pm

re: #66 whitebeach

The thing is that wind, and especially solar, are in their infancy tech-wise. It’s like the discussion last night about silver photography. In the late 1980s digital was just a small haze on the horizon. Twenty years later Kodak was going out of business.

It is already growing in efficiency and costs to implement and as you say will continue.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:08:42pm

re: #75 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Smallville actress Allison Mack has risen to a position of power in an S&M cult that Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk introduced her to. Damn!

thedailybeast.com

maxim.com

news.com.au

Uhh….

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KingKenrod  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:09:39pm

re: #75 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I remember reading up on this a few years ago. The guy running the cult is definitely some kind of con-man, but the reporter who who has been trying to expose the cult is engaging in a lot of salacious speculating - don’t think a lot of it is true. Mack is definitely involved, though. Her creepy videos promoting the cult are on youtube, I think.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:09:53pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:11:46pm

I just turned on MSNBC and Nicole Wallace has the Ingraham boycott by David Hogg as her first big story and now it has broken out into a bash of Fox News in general.

I laugh.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:15:09pm

Laura’s probably regretting this. Good. Actions have consequences.

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Danack  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:17:47pm

re: #91 HappyWarrior

Laura’s probably regretting this.

Yeah. I bet she not see this coming:

Laura Ingraham Gets Called Out For Look A LIke Nazi Salute At The RNC

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:18:42pm

re: #92 Danack

Yeah. I bet she not see this coming:

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Well played. :)

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Sir John Barron  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:18:59pm

re: #91 HappyWarrior

Laura’s probably regretting this. Good. Actions have consequences.

“Look, all Laura was doing was responding to this young man’s political arguments by **squints at notecard** by ridiculing his college acceptance rate.”

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:19:33pm

re: #14 lawhawk

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grinding an axe at Joe Biden by talking crap about one of Dr. Jill Biden’s causes.

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MsJ  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:20:03pm

I swear like a fucking drunk ass, shit stirring motherfucking sailor on leave.

Is it too much to ask that our fucking president not swear at the general fucking public when he’s opening his goddamned maw?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:20:53pm

People I see are saying they are allowed to be criticized. Except this isn’t criticism. This is a grown adult old enough to be his mother mocking him for not getting into his college of choice. Not quite as nasty as the NRA tv loser who said no one would know their names if not for the shooting or the other attacks.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:22:58pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

grinding an axe at Joe Biden by talking crap about one of Dr. Jill Biden’s causes.

Jill actually taught at where I went. A different campus but the same university- Northern Virginia Community College. NVCC made me a better student and I had as many academic mentors there as in high school and GMU.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:23:45pm

re: #96 MsJ

I swear like a fucking drunk ass, shit stirring motherfucking sailor on leave.

Is it too much to ask that our fucking president not swear at the general fucking public when he’s opening his goddamned maw?

He’s like a kid who thinks he’s cool because he knows fuck.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:24:09pm

re: #14 lawhawk

Another fine example of DJT showing off his fine ‘man of the people’ cred.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:24:57pm

re: #60 dirkdigglerjr

Just looking at the picture had me carefully backing away from my monitor.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:25:36pm

re: #97 HappyWarrior

People I see are saying they are allowed to be criticized. Except this isn’t criticism. This is a grown adult old enough to be his mother mocking him for not getting into his college of choice. Not quite as nasty as the NRA tv loser who said no one would know their names if not for the shooting or the other attacks.

People are allowed to be criticized but Laura has a constitutional right to have sponsors so that her constitutional right to have a radio show is unfringed.

//

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:26:36pm

re: #97 HappyWarrior

Around here she is more than old enough to be his grandmother.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:28:09pm

re: #97 HappyWarrior

People I see are saying they are allowed to be criticized. Except this isn’t criticism. This is a grown adult old enough to be his mother mocking him for not getting into his college of choice. Not quite as nasty as the NRA tv loser who said no one would know their names if not for the shooting or the other attacks.

I think what just happened to Laura Ingraham is making it’s way to the NRA right now.

Fox is the excuse maker for the NRA. When they get knocked back by the students in Florida the NRA has got to notice.

Sure, they will strut and mock the kids…but today just showed it is not working.

Steve Schmidt on Wallace’s show said the kids are even showing the Republicans in Congress hiding under their desks scared of Trump that all you have to do is show some strength and stand up to him.

I hope this also is getting to the Democratic National Party and their plans on how to run this year’s and the 2020 elections. Don’t run and hide. Be strong and take Trump on directly and take no prisoners as you do it.

Who knows, the students and the whole gun control movement they have got rolling might just get this country back on the right path politically.

At least it is the best shot we’ve seen in quite a few years.

And if David Hogg forces Fox News to take a look at itself and make some changes…great. Go for it David. Kick some ass.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:28:57pm

Have to admit I’m amused as hell by gun owners/advocates playing victim here. Why won’t they talk to us! Well you could stop saying our policy position is why the Holocaust happened. You could stop acting like guns solve everything. You could actually try to see why cities have strict gun laws rather then posting an easily debunked meme about Chicago.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:29:15pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:29:31pm

NVIDIA Pauses Self-Driving Vehicle Testing; Confirms DRIVE Wasn’t In Last Week’s Uber Collision

Uber rolled their own crappy software.

While not announced as part of this week’s GTC keynote, during the keynote itself word got out via Reuters that the company had suspended their active testing of their DRIVE autonomous vehicle driving system. Later confirmed and expounded upon by NVIDIA, the company was pausing public road testing of self-driving vehicles in light of last week’s fatal self-driivng Uber collision in Arizona. Noting that they wanted to be able to learn from the incident, they opted to stop and see what the investigation turned up.

And while the pause makes sense for both political and practical reasons, since then there’s bit a bit of confusion over just what NVIDIA’s involvement was with the Uber vehicle in last week’s incident and the timeline of their response. So as part of a GTC press Q&A session yesterday afternoon, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang clarified a few details about the incident - at least to as much as NVIDIA is able and willing to do.

On the hardware side of matters, NVIDIA is confirming that the Uber vehicle was using NVIDIA GPUs, but that it wasn’t using the company’s DRIVE platform. This matches earlier reports that NVIDIA hardware was in the vehicle. Uber for its part has been using NVIDIA GPUs in this fashion since 2016 - including in Arizona - well before the announcement of the closer partnership with NVIDIA back at CES 2018.

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JordanRules  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:29:48pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:30:14pm

re: #60 dirkdigglerjr

Here’s an Aussie. But I think you might want to leave him be.

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re: #101 Romantic Heretic

Just looking at the picture had me carefully backing away from my monitor.

I forgot to ask. What kind of snake is that? I don’t think I have ever seen that particular color and pattern in a snake.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:30:17pm

re: #104 ObserverArt

I think what just happened to Laura Ingraham is making it’s way to the NRA right now.

Fox is the excuse maker for the NRA. When they get knocked back by the students in Florida the NRA has got to notice.

Sure, they will strut and mock the kids…but today just showed it is not working.

Steve Schmidt on Wallace’s show said the kids are even showing the Republicans in Congress hiding under their desks scared of Trump that all you have to do is show some strength and stand up to him.

I hope this also is getting to the Democratic National Party and their plans on how to run this year’s and the 2020 elections. Don’t run and hide. Be strong and take Trump on directly and take no prisoners as you do it.

Who knows, the students and the whole gun control movement they have got rolling might just get this country back on the right path politically.

At least it is the best shot we’ve seen in quite a few years.

And if David Hogg forces Fox News to take a look at itself and make some changes…great. Go for it David. Kick some ass.

I’d be proud to call David, Emma, or any of them my kid sibling.

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:31:53pm

re: #109 ObserverArt

Death Adder

en.wikipedia.org

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:31:56pm

re: #106 lawhawk

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Blah. Judge-Stanton. Yankees marketing is foolish if they don’t market the hell out of that ala Bash Brothers or to go far back the M&M boys of Maris and Mantle.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:32:37pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

The craziest freaking downhill race you’ll ever see.

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Although a really interesting course, the Red Bull Rampage in Southern Utah is crazy, and by crazy I mean pants-crapping terrifying.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:33:14pm

re: #110 HappyWarrior

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:34:04pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

They’ll come up with something… and I can’t wait for Justice Sotomayor to hold court in the Judge’s corner this summer (she’s a Yankee fan of course).

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:34:13pm

re: #75 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The founder of that group is another freakin’ sexual predator pretending to be a dominant, and Ms. Mack is one of those sad people with so little self worth that she submerges her personality into the cult.

Safe, sane and consensual this is not.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:36:27pm

re: #115 lawhawk

They’ll come up with something… and I can’t wait for Justice Sotomayor to hold court in the Judge’s corner this summer (she’s a Yankee fan of course).

Yeah it’s the only thing I dislike about her lol. But I love that she’s a baseball fan. I’d love to talk baseball and law with her.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:38:34pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Blah. Judge-Stanton. Yankees marketing is foolish if they don’t market the hell out of that ala Bash Brothers or to go far back the M&M boys of Maris and Mantle.

Did you know Roger Maris was a Cleveland Indian?

One of many.

A friend and I had an idea for a book. It would be chapters on select great players in baseball with stories about their careers with the teams they became famous. Each chapter would end with the same exact line:

And, at one time he was a member of the Cleveland Indians.

We had enough names to make quite a book. And it would be about the Indians, just indirectly.

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JordanRules  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:39:47pm

Oh my. This guy again.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:40:36pm

Fucking Wingnuts.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:40:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:41:04pm

re: #118 ObserverArt

Did you know Roger Maris was a Cleveland Indian?

One of many.

A friend and I had an idea for a book. It would be chapters on select great players in baseball with stories about their careers with the teams they became famous. Each chapter would end with the same exact line:

And, at one time he was a member of the Cleveland Indians.

We had enough names to make quite a book. And it would be about the Indians, just indirectly.

I did! I love that idea for a book. Another good one would be Robbie Alomar since Sandy played with the Tribe so long.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:42:07pm

re: #119 JordanRules

Oh my. This guy again.

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Interesting. Page seems to like chatting with Chris Hayes.

Maybe he has some new “remembrances” he needs to spill. One never knows with Carter Page.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:42:18pm

re: #120 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Fucking Wingnuts.

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Wow you’re so tough Josh, calling out a high school kid. Maybe you’ll take on my niece if you ever meet and she calls you a poo poo head.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:43:12pm

I’d like to actually see that debate because something tells me Josh isn’t nearly as insightful as he thinks he is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:43:53pm

re: #70 Belafon

Reading through the article one more time, the guy just sounds crazy.

“…stated his first wife who was 60 years old died of old age, so he married someone who is 20 years younger than him ‘to solve that problem’.”

well…OK then…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:44:08pm

Remember when liberals freaked out when Ben Shapiro was a conservative wonderkid abd resorted to lying about him. Yeah.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:44:37pm

re: #120 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Fucking Wingnuts.

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David Hogg’s Response to Josh Bernstein: Who are you again?

Next.

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electrotek  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:44:57pm

re: #127 HappyWarrior

Remember when liberals freaked out when Ben Shapiro was a conservative wonderkid abd resorted to lying about him. Yeah.

Enlighten me.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:47:14pm

re: #129 electrotek

Enlighten me.

Shapiro started out as a conservative wonferkid in the Bush years. I’m saying there wasn’t organized lies and smears directed his way like there is at Hogg. Sorry Electro, my snark didn’t come off well there.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:47:56pm

re: #128 ObserverArt

David Hogg’s Response to Josh Bernstein: Who are you again?

Next.

Your fifteen minutes are over! Says guy who no one knows who tf he is.

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electrotek  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:48:10pm

re: #130 HappyWarrior

Shapiro started out as a conservative wonferkid in the Bush years. I’m saying there wasn’t organized lies and smears directed his way like there is at Hogg. Sorry Electro, my snark didn’t come off well there.

Ahhh okay, I thought you meant he was pretending to be a liberal until he unveiled his ‘gotcha’ moment.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:49:14pm

re: #131 HappyWarrior

Your fifteen minutes are over! Says guy who no one knows who tf he is.

I never heard of him, whoever he is.

But calling out a high school kid - what a tough guy.
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:49:33pm

re: #132 electrotek

Ahhh okay, I thought you meant he was pretending to be a liberal until he unveiled his ‘gotcha’ moment.

Oh no. It’s part of why I think he’s a fraud. He advocated for the Iraq War as a young adult. Never saw him enlist. I mean my Warhawk classmates annoyed me greatly but at least many of them enlisted.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:50:29pm

re: #133 makeitstop

I never heard of him, whoever he is.

But calling out a high school kid - what a tough guy.
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Reminds me of Groundskeeper Willie. Willie please, the children want to take on someone their own size.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:52:21pm

Interesting John Heilman just brought up an interesting point in why Trump is staying real quiet about Stormy Daniels. Apparently there is some thinking Trump’s own prenuptial agreement with Melania might have language in it that could cost The Little Orange Dong if he admits to anything as it would be admitting infidelity.

Could it be he would get burned bad by one of his own contracts?

Damn, if that is the case…that would be justice.

And damn funny.

Oh, and they also talked about how SaysWho Cohen’s lawyer’s big mouth on TV yesterday and last night may have really blown the whole NDA out of the water. I did not catch all their details.

(snicker)

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:52:43pm

re: #120 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Fucking Wingnuts.

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How could Hogg turn down such a kind invitation as that!?

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:54:00pm

re: #134 HappyWarrior

Oh no. It’s part of why I think he’s a fraud. He advocated for the Iraq War as a young adult. Never saw him enlist. I mean my Warhawk classmates annoyed me greatly but at least many of them enlisted.

It’s like Rodney Dangerfield said in Back to School in his debate about the Korean and Vietnam Wars with Sam Kinison: “I’m a lover, not a fighter!”

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:55:54pm

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:56:05pm

re: #138 TedStriker

It’s like Rodney Dangerfield said in Back to School in his debate about the Korean and Vietnam Wars with Sam Kinison: “I’m a lover, not a fighter!”

Honestly when I think about my grandfather, Korean War vet. He didn’t resent people like that for not serving.i think he resented that they didn’t seem to understand what war does to men, women, & children.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:57:41pm

re: #139 BlueSpotinAL

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So long, farewell, I am a pathetic bigot. Auf wiendersen, good bye.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:58:00pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:58:03pm

re: #133 makeitstop

I never heard of him, whoever he is.

But calling out a high school kid - what a tough guy.
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Check out his twitter page from the link. Just his main banner image is all you need to know.

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:59:06pm

re: #109 ObserverArt

I forgot to ask. What kind of snake is that? I don’t think I have ever seen that particular color and pattern in a snake.

You don’t need a specific ID; just know that if it’s Australian, it’s trying to kill you.

Every single thing in Australia, other than the human beings (most of them), wants to kill you. The flora, the fauna, the weather, the landscape, all of it. It wants you dead.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:59:25pm

re: #15 HappyWarrior

I started out at community college since I didn’t have the GPA for a four year school. I took history classes, English, international relations, and even returned two winters back to take a creative writing class. That the POTUS doesn’t seem to know what community colleges are and do is disturbing to say the least.

We have six of twenty-three campuses of the Cal State system that are completely impacted - meaning they get more qualified applicants than they can accept. Most of the Cal State schools have impacted majors (Long Beach State had multiple since the late-90s when I was there), so do multiple UC schools. A lot of Californians have no choice but to go to community colleges before transferring to “four” year schools.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 29, 2018 • 1:59:54pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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He gone.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:01:49pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He’s obviously a Democrat and a corrupted member of the Deep State (but I repeat myself). Can’t trust a word he says, we need a special prosecutor to investigate him and figure why he’s lying about not needing a special prosecutor to investigate the obviously corrupt Mueller investigation that was started by Obama!

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:01:51pm

re: #146 Mike Lamb

He gone.

If he’s not gone for not firing Mueller, this isn’t going to do anything to him.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:02:16pm

re: #144 sagehen

You don’t need a specific ID; just know that if it’s Australian, it’s trying to kill you.

Every single thing in Australia, other than the human beings (most of them), wants to kill you. The flora, the fauna, the weather, the landscape, all of it. It wants you dead.

Yeah. I sort of figured that since we were talking about Australia and he put that image up. I just needed the name so I could read about it. Seems to be a real badass.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:03:02pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:03:36pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:04:12pm

re: #150 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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“I hate all people whose name is even remotely like Laura Ingraham!”
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:04:55pm

re: #151 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Oh, fuck. Now they’ll know how much I eat, and how little I exercise.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:05:04pm

re: #150 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Agh that sucks.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:05:05pm

re: #107 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

NVIDIA Pauses Self-Driving Vehicle Testing; Confirms DRIVE Wasn’t In Last Week’s Uber Collision

Uber rolled their own crappy software.

It’s not even clear to me that Uber was using Nvidia DRIVE PX hardware. It sounds like they just bought some of Nvidia’s GPUs and then whipped up their own custom boards.

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Jay C  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:06:10pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Four important words there, though: “…at least for now.

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freetoken  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:07:27pm

re: #145 KGxvi

SDSU has long been overrun by the increased population of San Diego.

The CSU system started Cal State San Marcos (in northern San Diego county) to help, but the county is big (geographically as well as population) and if someone lives in the southern part of the county it’s an hour drive or more in traffic one-way, assuming it’s not rush-hour.

The community colleges here are among the largest too.

And since UC San Diego is such a major research institution now, it gets a lot of out-of-state attention.

Anyway, the roles of community colleges is vital to the local communities. Any politician who is not aware of that is living in the dark ages.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:08:20pm
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whitebeach  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:08:33pm

re: #111 dirkdigglerjr

Death Adder

en.wikipedia.org

I had a friend who was always bugging me and my girlfriend to go to Death Valley with him and his. And I was always like, “Dude, there’s a reason they named the place that.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:11:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:12:19pm

Lre: #160 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Good.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:14:55pm

re: #157 freetoken

SDSU has long been overrun by the increased population of San Diego.

The CSU system started Cal State San Marcos (in northern San Diego county) to help, but the county is big (geographically as well as population) and if someone lives in the southern part of the county it’s an hour drive or more in traffic one-way, assuming it’s not rush-hour.

The community colleges here are among the largest too.

And since UC San Diego is such a major research institution now, it gets a lot of out-of-state attention.

Anyway, the roles of community colleges is vital to the local communities. Any politician who is not aware of that is living in the dark ages.

Orange County is like that too. We’ve got Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine, Long Beach State is close enough to the border to count as well. Otherwise you’re looking at UC Riverside, Cal Poly Pomona, CSUDH, or CSUN as the next closest.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:16:11pm

re: #153 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, fuck. Now they’ll know how much I eat, and how little I exercise.

I think we are seeing another whole huge industry facing some big changes.

Privacy and the digital world. People are going to want that to change because no one reads all that privacy info and contract with the app or program maker. And that led to the mess with Facebook. People did not know the extent they were signing away literally everything with some of the apps and social media etc.

Saw where Tim Cook and some others are going to be on a Chris Hayes/Recode Town Hall about privacy. The early release of some of his comments were pretty strong especially when he said: this about his and Apple’s philosophy:

“Privacy to us is a human right. It’s a civil liberty, and something that is unique to America. This is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press,” Cook said. “Privacy is right up there with that for us.”

And Cook was pretty harsh on Mark Zuckerberg. Ouch!

Here is a link with more and about the special show itself.

NBC News

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:19:14pm

Yes, it’s real

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:20:29pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yes, it’s real

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The breakfast of champions err collusion.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:22:26pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

And I had a bagel this morning.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:23:04pm

re: #160 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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The Hate Machine is showing signs of wear. Nowhere near as efficient as it used to be.

Good.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:24:14pm

re: #167 makeitstop

The Hate Machine is showing signs of wear. Nowhere near as efficient as it used to be.

Good.

Yep.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:27:14pm

re: #151 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Another reason to always have separate, distinct passwords for every app and website you use, as strong as you can make them, and to use a password vault.

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whitebeach  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:27:30pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yes, it’s real

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Damn, and when I first looked at it, my thought was, “Hmm, bacon and mandarin oranges, maybe worth a try some morning.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:29:16pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:32:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:32:19pm

re: #171 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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He deserves unlike dipshit wingnut business owners who don’t like being called out when they discriminate against people.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:34:45pm

Nestle has now dropped Ingraham.

Non-apologies don’t work like they used to, either.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:35:30pm

re: #174 makeitstop

Nestle has now dropped Ingraham.

Non-apologies don’t work like they used to, either.

Limbaugh’s lucky he called Fluke a slut in 2010-11.

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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:35:40pm
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electrotek  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:35:54pm

re: #175 HappyWarrior

Limbaugh’s lucky he called Fluke a slut in 2010-11.

2012, actually. And there were advertisers that boycotted his show back then too.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:36:36pm

re: #155 goddamnedfrank

It’s not even clear to me that Uber was using Nvidia DRIVE PX hardware. It sounds like they just bought some of Nvidia’s GPUs and then whipped up their own custom boards.

P.S. To be fair Tesla does something similar, they buy DRIVE PX components and then have them assembled into their own custom boards that was somewhere between the PX2 Autocruise and Autochauffeur in capability. Musk, being Musk, also goes too far in advertising this hardware as being capable of handling full Level 5 self driving in the future, something Nvidia absolutely does not think possible. Nvidia says the DRIVE PX Pegasus is their first self driving computer that will be capable of doing that.

But at least Tesla makes their computer easy to switch out and promises that if the current hardware is underpowered that they will upgrade it for free for anybody who has already pre-paid for full self driving functionality. Meanwhile they’re gaining tons of Level 2 data in real world conditions, though I honestly wish that Musk was more up front and less of a salesman about shit like this.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:36:57pm

Jersey’s new governor is cold kicking ass.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:37:03pm

re: #176 gocart mozart

“In the spirit of Holy Week…”

More like in the spirit of “Holy Shit!”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:37:29pm

re: #177 electrotek

2012, actually. And there were advertisers that boycotted his show back then too.

Ah thanks.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:38:35pm

re: #163 ObserverArt

I think we are seeing another whole huge industry facing some big changes.

Privacy and the digital world. People are going to want that to change because no one reads all that privacy info and contract with the app or program maker. And that led to the mess with Facebook. People did not know the extent they were signing away literally everything with some of the apps and social media etc.

Saw where Tim Cook and some others are going to be on a Chris Hayes/Recode Town Hall about privacy. The early release of some of his comments were pretty strong especially when he said: this about his and Apple’s philosophy:

And Cook was pretty harsh on Mark Zuckerberg. Ouch!

Here is a link with more and about the special show itself.

NBC News

I think we are in the midst of a paradigm shift on privacy. It’s a bit more than the “right to be left alone” as some courts have described it. But there’s also the issue of what constitutes private and what is public.

Beyond that, there’s the inherent problem with a lot of social media where we “users” were actually the product not the customers.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:38:46pm

re: #180 Blind Frog Belly White

“In the spirit of Holy Week…”

More like in the spirit of “Holy Shit!”

In the spirit of Holy crap, my wallet.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:40:03pm

re: #177 electrotek

2012, actually. And there were advertisers that boycotted his show back then too.

Yeah, as I recall, advertising on his show was basically “BUY GOLD” and survivalist shit after about two weeks. It’s also probably the reason he got bumped to a lot of smaller stations in big markets.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:40:18pm

re: #182 KGxvi

I think we are in the midst of a paradigm shift on privacy. It’s a bit more than the “right to be left alone” as some courts have described it. But there’s also the issue of what constitutes private and what is public.

Beyond that, there’s the inherent problem with a lot of social media where we “users” were actually the product not the customers.

That, and I think we’re in a the midst of a mass Sudden Realization.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:41:10pm

re: #185 Blind Frog Belly White

That, and I think we’re in a the midst of a mass Sudden Realization.

Eh, little from column A, little from column B.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:41:33pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yes, it’s real

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Silverware looks like it was lifted from a cheap restaurant.

That’s all I got

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:47:59pm

re: #184 KGxvi

Yeah, as I recall, advertising on his show was basically “BUY GOLD” and survivalist shit after about two weeks. It’s also probably the reason he got bumped to a lot of smaller stations in big markets.

He’s been declining since then. Though unfortunately new assholes filled the void.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:49:22pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yes, it’s real

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More proof that our Universe is really just a Cohen Bros movie staring Carter Page.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:49:24pm

re: #187 Stanley Sea

Silverware looks like it was lifted from a cheap restaurant.

That’s all I got

Speaking of silverware, does anyone actually use REAL SILVERware anymore?

We inherited Mrs. FBW’s Grandmother’s and Mother’s wedding silverware, and my Mom got a set when she got married, but I don’t think any of the 6 of us got silverware when we got married.

We used her Mom’s silver for a while, but the dishwasher was leaving it with a dull oxidation, and then we inherited her Grandmother’s stainless, which is enough for at least 12 place settings. All I know is we never run out of spoons anymore!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:49:57pm

re: #189 goddamnedfrank

More proof that our Universe is really just a Cohen Bros movie staring Carter Page.

Shit. I was hoping he was just Plucky Comic Relief.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:50:53pm

re: #188 HappyWarrior

He’s been declining since then. Though unfortunately new assholes filled the void.

Assholes filling the void. That’s quite an image.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:51:14pm

re: #177 electrotek

2012, actually. And there were advertisers that boycotted his show back then too.

You know, I still don’t think Limbaugh has totally recovered from that. Also, the network he works for and has a huge multi-year contract with (ClearChannel/iHeartRadio) has gone bankrupt, for which Limbaugh’s troubles, I’m sure, had some part in bringing on.

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electrotek  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:51:34pm

re: #193 TedStriker

You know, I still don’t think Limbaugh has totally recovered from that. Also, the network he works for (ClearChannel/iHeartRadio) has gone bankrupt, for which Limbaugh’s troubles, I’m sure, had some part in bringing on.

Life finds a way.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:51:37pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

The breakfast of champions err collusion.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:51:48pm

Anyone watch the Roseanne relaunch? Apparently it’s the big talk among wingnuts right now?

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:52:32pm

re: #196 KGxvi

seems to be the big talk among everyone even on the left. Apparently, for all the MAGA shit there’s a lot of poking fun at the MAGA shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:53:24pm

re: #196 KGxvi

Anyone watch the Roseanne relaunch? Apparently it’s the big talk among wingnuts right now?

I watched the first episode. It’s definitely politically charged.

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MsJ  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:55:07pm

re: #196 KGxvi

Anyone watch the Roseanne relaunch? Apparently it’s the big talk among wingnuts right now?

Not even remotely interested.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:55:15pm

re: #196 KGxvi

Anyone watch the Roseanne relaunch? Apparently it’s the big talk among wingnuts right now?

Nah. I honestly don’t care. I do find it funny seeing wingnuts embrace Roseanne though since she’s a 9/11 Truther too.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:57:10pm

re: #190 Blind Frog Belly White

Speaking of silverware, does anyone actually use REAL SILVERware anymore?

We inherited Mrs. FBW’s Grandmother’s and Mother’s wedding silverware, and my Mom got a set when she got married, but I don’t think any of the 6 of us got silverware when we got married.

We used her Mom’s silver for a while, but the dishwasher was leaving it with a dull oxidation, and then we inherited her Grandmother’s stainless, which is enough for at least 12 place settings. All I know is we never run out of spoons anymore!

I use my Mom’s silver that she bought new, but didn’t keep. It’s totally oxidized. One day I’ll polish.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:58:04pm

re: #201 Stanley Sea

I keep my wedding silver in this nice felt case btw. Only use it for specials.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2018 • 2:59:33pm

re: #202 Stanley Sea

This stuff works great on silver.
amazon.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:00:01pm

Only stainless for me. No one wants silver — actually no one wants anything that isn’t dishwasher-safe, except for disposable dishes/flatware.

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whitebeach  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:01:24pm

re: #192 Blind Frog Belly White

Assholes filling the void. That’s quite an image.

Already been imaged: “Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.”

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:01:55pm

re: #200 HappyWarrior

Nah. I honestly don’t care. I do find it funny seeing wingnuts embrace Roseanne though since she’s a 9/11 Truther too.

They hated her for her rendition of the National Anthem. But all the ethics in the Age of Trump are situational, so now she’s a hero.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:02:20pm

$term[‘parent’]

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:02:22pm

re: #202 Stanley Sea

I keep my wedding silver in this nice felt case btw. Only use it for specials.

Mom’s is in one of those velvet-lined wooden chests with slot for everything. I think we last used it in the 1960s, when they bought a 2 x 6 sets of stainless ( 2 parents, 6 kids, one set wasn’t enough).

While we were using Mrs. FBW’s Grandmother’s sterling, I was astonished by how springy the serving spoons were.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:02:58pm

re: #160 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Cruise ship emergency question:
If I saw both Laura Ingraham and Tomi Lahren drowning and I only had one life preserver, what brand of beer should I ask the waiter to bring me?

Edit: Corrected title omission.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:03:00pm

Oops, I meant to paste this…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:04:08pm

re: #209 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

If I saw both Laura Ingraham and Tomi Lahren drowning and I only had one life preserver, what brand of beer should I ask the waiter to bring me?

Something you can savor.

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whitebeach  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:04:15pm

re: #196 KGxvi

Anyone watch the Roseanne relaunch? Apparently it’s the big talk among wingnuts right now?

I really wanted to, but I had a DIY hip replacement I’d really been looking forward to.

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scottslemmons  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:06:12pm

re: #200 HappyWarrior

Nah. I honestly don’t care. I do find it funny seeing wingnuts embrace Roseanne though since she’s a 9/11 Truther too.

Thread.

Roseanne is a racist Trump-supporting bigot. Nothing she does should be supported.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:08:06pm

re: #196 KGxvi

Anyone watch the Roseanne relaunch? Apparently it’s the big talk among wingnuts right now?

re: #197 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

seems to be the big talk among everyone even on the left. Apparently, for all the MAGA shit there’s a lot of poking fun at the MAGA shit.

The past couple of days, more than a couple of Lizards have told me straight-up, “I’ll never watch it!”; yeah, in the show, Dan and Roseanne voted for Trump (who was unnamed in the episode) and Jackie, who intended to vote for Hillary (also unnamed in the episode) but, due to jitters and self-doubt brought on by Roseanne, voted for Jill Stein (who was named and made into a punchline).

There were maybe enough lines in the first episode to count on one hand that were overtly political; the rest of the first episode and all of the second were politics-free and were pretty much standard pre-season 9 Roseanne episodes.

Even though Roseanne is a Truther and a Trumpist IRL, people seem to forget that she was a hot mess during the show’s first run too; the thing that made the first time around so good and enjoyable wasn’t just her, but the entire cast; I’ll say that should be the yardstick this time around, too.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:08:24pm

re: #213 scottslemmons

Thread.

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Roseanne is a racist Trump-supporting bigot. Nothing she does should be supported.

Honestly. I don’t refuse to watch or listen to someone over their views but I do reserve the right to think less of them. As for Sarah’s tweet, doesn’t that sort of fly in the face of this bullshit that liberals can’t listen to different opinions. Roseanne is a bigot though, that is true.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:09:21pm

re: #214 TedStriker

The past couple of days, more than a couple of Lizards have told me straight-up, “I’ll never watch it!”; yeah, in the show, Dan and Roseanne voted for Trump (who was unnamed in the episode) and Jackie, who intended to vote for Hillary (also unnamed in the episode) but, due to jitters and self-doubt brought on by Roseanne, voted for Jill Stein (who was named).

There were maybe enough lines in the first episode to count on one hand that were overtly political; the rest of the first episode and all of the second were politics-free and were pretty much standard pre-season 9 Roseanne episodes.

Even though Roseanne is a Truther and a Trumpist IRL, people seem to forget that she was a hot mess during the show’s first run too; the thing that made the first time around so good and enjoyable wasn’t just her, but the entire cast; I’ll say that should be the yardstick this time around, too.

TBH I was too young to watch the show the first time around. I tend to agree with your accessment though.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:12:52pm

re: #206 makeitstop

They hated her for her rendition of the National Anthem. But all the ethics in the Age of Trump are situational, so now she’s a hero.

Yeah I saw that as well. I was quite young when that happened. I mean I get it. The left has done this sort of thing too. I remember people who would never listen to Green Day other wise loving American Idiot or Emimem’s Mosh and his freestyle against Trump.

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electrotek  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:13:01pm

I remember my parents wouldn’t let us watch Roseanne when we were little in the 90s. What did she do in the 1990s that was also controversial then? I’m struggling to recall.

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:13:37pm

re: #163 ObserverArt

Saw where Tim Cook and some others are going to be on a Chris Hayes/Recode Town Hall about privacy. The early release of some of his comments were pretty strong especially when he said: this about his and Apple’s philosophy:

And Cook was pretty harsh on Mark Zuckerberg. Ouch!

Here is a link with more and about the special show itself.

NBC News

Of course, Apple doesn’t need to sell anybody’s info; they make their money selling actual physical things, and operating systems for those physical things and apps that make those things more useful.

The only thing they need to do with their customers’ data… is analyze how to persuade those customers to buy more of the Things.

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MsJ  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:13:43pm

re: #215 HappyWarrior

Honestly. I don’t refuse to watch or listen to someone over their views but I do reserve the right to think less of them. As for Sarah’s tweet, doesn’t that sort of fly in the face of this bullshit that liberals can’t listen to different opinions. Roseanne is a bigot though, that is true.

I am not refusing to watch it, I just don’t want to.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:14:33pm

They’re even more delusional than we thought. Mueller would rip one of Corsi’s chins off and strangle him with it.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:14:43pm

re: #220 MsJ

I am not refusing to watch it, I just don’t want to.

Oh I know you’re not. I was just giving my own observation on that.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:15:43pm

re: #221 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They’re even more delusional than we thought. Mueller would rip one of Corsi’s chins off and strangle him with it.

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Let’s see. Mueller who went after the Lockerbie Bombers and the Gambinos or the guy who wrote the hit piece on John Kerry and posted at Free Republic for years. Hmmmm. Who do I trust to understand the law!

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:16:27pm

LOL, damn I love these kids.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:17:22pm

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

LOL, damn I love these kids.

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It’s pretty savvy given that Laura was a huge ally of her husband’s and even wanted to serve in his administration. Your move, Melon.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:19:43pm

re: #218 electrotek

Roseanne sang the national anthem. I will put the you tube link here. You pick which one you want to watch.
youtube.com

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:21:07pm

re: #226 PhillyPretzel

Roseanne sang the national anthem. I will put the you tube link here. You pick which one you want to watch.
youtube.com

The wingnuts embracing Roseanne to save their asses is not going to end well for them

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Skip Intro  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:21:10pm

“Oh, the days we had together”.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:22:25pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:22:59pm

Heh, ‘No collusion.’ Sure thing, Spanky.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team last year made clear it wanted former Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates’ help, not so much against his former business partner Paul Manafort, but with its central mission: investigating the Trump campaign’s contact with the Russians. New information disclosed in court filings and to CNN this week begin to show how they’re getting it.

In a court filing earlier this week, the public saw the first signs of how the Mueller team plans to use information from Gates to tie Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, directly to a Russian intelligence agency. Mueller’s team alleges that Gates was in contact with a close colleague of Manafort’s who worked for a Russian intelligence agency — and that Gates knew of the spy service ties in September and October 2016, while he worked on the Trump campaign. Gates would have to talk about the communication with the man if prosecutors wanted, according to his plea deal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:30:45pm

oh…

yeppers…still a moron…

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:33:42pm

re: #230 makeitstop

Heh, ‘No collusion.’ Sure thing, Spanky.

Some days I fear that it will end with “Manafort, Gates, Page, Papadopolous, Flynn, Kushner, Prince, Sessions, Nunes, Rohrbacher, Ivanka, Don Jr and the NRA were all colluding with Russia and other foreigners… but innocent ignorant Donald had no idea. No idea at all. Everybody went behind his back.”

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451_Montag  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:36:31pm

re: #164 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I really hate acai!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:36:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:37:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:39:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:40:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:41:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:43:25pm

meanwhile in Kentucky:

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plansbandc  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:45:40pm

So now that it’s on record that our so called President called Roseanne to congratulate her on her show…

But yeah, it just a funny reboot. Really not political.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:48:15pm

Since Charles Manson’s long over-due death, his fan club has apparently had to find a new focus.

The Parkland shooting suspect has fans, and they’re sending him letters and money

The Parkland shooting suspect has fans, and they’re sending him letters and moneyParkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has been receiving volumes of fan mail at the Florida jail where he is being held.

In a pattern seen before with others accused of violent crimes, Cruz, who is charged with 17 counts of murder in the massacre at the school, has been sent sexually suggestive photographs, greeting cards, encouragement and other kind notes, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, which obtained copies of some of the missives.

Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, whose office represents Cruz, said he was concerned about Cruz’s growing notoriety.

Yeah, it’s hard enough defending a depraved psycho even when he doesn’t have a legion of depraved psycho fans adding their input and encouragement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:49:43pm
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MsJ  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:51:09pm

Did we know this? Am I behind on my incorrect Jeopardy Who’s In The Admin Today question fears?

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plansbandc  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:54:39pm

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is terrible. He’s been one of my idols. Fuck.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:58:49pm
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ckkatz  Mar 29, 2018 • 3:59:17pm

Just catching up from yesterday and dredging up “Dave In Austin”s question on the WannaCry Virus attack on Boeing up from last thread.

There has been a number of major virus attacks in the past few days. A number of nation-state actors have been working on this, including China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. As well as the US, most of Europe, and Israel. The Russians in particular have been using this capability against states they want to pressure or attack, including Ukraine and the Baltic States.

Please note that the US Feds and states have not yet said anything about any attacks on their systems. (Which may be different from whether they were attacked.)

“Last Friday, the City of Atlanta was struck by a ransomware attack that took much of the city’s internal and external services offline. “

“In the case of the Baltimore 911 system, the type of ransomware attack is not yet clear, but the city’s top information systems official confirmed that Baltimore’s computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system was taken offline by ransomware. “

“And yesterday, Boeing’s Charleston facility—which manufactures components for Boeing’s 777 and other commercial jets, and for the Air Force’s KC-46 tanker—was struck by what was initially reported to be WannaCry malware.”

(I understand that Boeing’s HQ in Chicago was also affected.)

arstechnica.com

“The city of Denver’s website was offline for hours on Wednesday, as were numerous government computer and phone systems, including the text-to-911 system.”

denverite.com

From March 1st article:

“Eight days into a ransomware attack, state information technology officials detected more malicious activity on the Colorado Department of Transportation computer systems Thursday.”

9news.com

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:01:18pm

re: #214 TedStriker

Even though Roseanne is a Truther and a Trumpist IRL, people seem to forget that she was a hot mess during the show’s first run too; the thing that made the first time around so good and enjoyable wasn’t just her, but the entire cast; I’ll say that should be the yardstick this time around, too.

The yardstick may be the same but the context against which it is measuring has changed. Her hot mess isn’t just an abstract spectacle any more, it’s a reflection of very real harm being inflicted on vulnerable minorities, and for the rest of the cast to co-sign onto this mercenary attempt at normalization is inexcusable.

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plansbandc  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:02:59pm

re: #247 goddamnedfrank

It infuriates me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:04:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:08:13pm
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freetoken  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:09:51pm

re: #204 Hecuba’s daughter

Only stainless for me. No one wants silver — actually no one wants anything that isn’t dishwasher-safe, except for disposable dishes/flatware.

Who uses eating utensils?

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:10:10pm

re: #247 goddamnedfrank

The yardstick may be the same but the context against which it is measuring has changed. Her hot mess isn’t just an abstract spectacle any more, it’s a reflection of very real harm being inflicted on vulnerable minorities, and for the rest of the cast to co-sign onto this mercenary attempt at normalization is inexcusable.

So, your view of Goodman, Gilbert (who is also a co-producer of the revival), Metcalf, Galecki, Fishman, Goransen, and Chalke is that they’re all “mercenaries” for doing this and pretty much “fuck all of them”, because Roseanne, IRL, is pretty much still the same POS she was during their first round?

I personally dislike Roseanne, but I won’t take it out on the rest of the cast.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:10:13pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:11:27pm

re: #252 TedStriker

So, your view of Goodman, Gilbert (who is also a co-producer of the revival), Metcalf, Galecki, Fishman, Goransen, and Chalke is that they’re all “mercenaries” for doing this and pretty much “fuck all of them”, because Roseanne, IRL, is pretty much still the same POS she was doing their first round?

I personally dislike Roseanne, but I won’t take it out on the rest of the cast.

Yes, that’s exactly my view. Even worse is that none of them really need the money. Fuck.them.all.

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freetoken  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:12:11pm

I’m pretty sure I have never seen a complete episode of Roseanne.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:12:40pm

re: #15 HappyWarrior

I started out at community college since I didn’t have the GPA for a four year school. I took history classes, English, international relations, and even returned two winters back to take a creative writing class. That the POTUS doesn’t seem to know what community colleges are and do is disturbing to say the least.

Also appalling since he gave his major opioid address at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire forcing the school to cancel classes for a day.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:15:09pm

Surprise! Looks like the Prince catalog is once again back up on Youtube.

Who knows why? But I’ve been binging…

Prince & The New Power Generation - 7 (Official Music Video)

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:15:35pm

re: #256 Barefoot Grin

Also appalling since he gave his major opioid address at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire forcing the school to cancel classes for a day.

He’s appallingly ignorant.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:19:03pm

Sorry, but I’m not on board with seeing some good in rich people who are casting the flagrant bigotry and white nationalism of Trump supporters as just being the reasonable, valid opinions of honest white folk who are concerned about the future of their country. Fuck that.

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plansbandc  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:19:43pm

re: #259 goddamnedfrank

I regret that I have but one upding to give.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:20:03pm

re: #254 goddamnedfrank

Yes, that’s exactly my view. Even worse is that none of them really need the money. Fuck.them.all.

I’m sure they’ll all be just heartrended at your extreme disapproval.

As long as the show’s got the politics out of its system, I may just continue to watch it, because I’m not watching it particularly for Roseanne, I’m watching it for the rest of the cast.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:20:27pm

re: #247 goddamnedfrank

The yardstick may be the same but the context against which it is measuring has changed. Her hot mess isn’t just an abstract spectacle any more, it’s a reflection of very real harm being inflicted on vulnerable minorities, and for the rest of the cast to co-sign onto this mercenary attempt at normalization is inexcusable.

I occasionally watched the original “Rosanne.” I will not watch the mainstreaming of her hateful views and conspiracy theories by a major media outlet (even if I did own a television set).

As one commentator said to Sarah Silverman, so you’re totes cool with a Cosby reboot?

I don’t give money to Chik-fil-A even though I like their sandwiches, because of their owners using that money to support hatred and bigotry. Rosanne Barr does the same thing.

I don’t care about the so-called angst between the characters of the show for voting different ways. The show mainstreams propaganda that hatred and bigotry is just another point of view. It is another point of view, one that should be banished from society. ABC is pulling the same magic balance fairy crap the press gets accused of, except with a sit-com.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:20:33pm

Lost in the shuffle earlier.

All Trump does is lie.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:22:12pm

re: #263 lawhawk

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Lost in the shuffle earlier.

All Trump does is lie.

He does nothing but lie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:23:24pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:23:57pm

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yeesh.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:25:22pm

re: #144 sagehen

You don’t need a specific ID; just know that if it’s Australian, it’s trying to kill you.

Every single thing in Australia, other than the human beings (most of them), wants to kill you. The flora, the fauna, the weather, the landscape, all of it. It wants you dead.

Ironically, that Death Adder is the only kind of venomous snake not found in Australia.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:28:40pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s real estate was so highly leveraged that all of his real estate deals are now trademark/merchandising deals. Slap the name on the construction some other real estate business owns and operates.

He couldn’t do design build of his own stuff, so he’s got someone else doing it.

And he’s still highly leveraged because of all those bad business decisions. The trademarking deals have helped him, but if his corporate value loses, then he’ll start to see those naming rights deals fall apart too and what little cash flow he has will stop to a trickle.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:30:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:31:26pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ha!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:31:30pm

re: #267 Renaissance_Man

Ironically, that Death Adder is the only kind of venomous snake not found in Australia.

“We call it the Death Adder because wherever it goes, it adds death!!”
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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:33:00pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:35:02pm

re: #272 lawhawk

Loesch is paid to sell guns. She doesn’t care one bit about public safety or gun violence.

Not entirely true. More gun violence sells more guns.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:35:24pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

But if you like “Ren and Stimpy” you should just set aside his alleged paedophilia because the show is good. /nope nope nope

Ditto with Rosanne and her Pizzagate crap and support for Trump.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:35:46pm

re: #66 whitebeach

And Kodak invented digital.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:36:05pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We’re gonna need screen caps.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:36:36pm

re: #273 Blind Frog Belly White

Not entirely true.

Lying about how Democrats are going to take your guns away and confiscate guns is how the GOP/NRA sells more guns.

The entire point of the arming teachers premise is to create a new market to sell guns for.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:36:58pm

re: #272 lawhawk

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Yeah FNC never went to the kid who lied about CNN ever. Sigh just stfu Dana.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:37:53pm

re: #85 bill d. (b.d.)

And that isn’t an apology either, it is one of those BS “I am sorry if you were offended” non-apologies

Not only that, she “apologized” because it’s Holy Week. So the other 51 weeks of the year she’s free to be the horrible person she is.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:39:53pm

Trump Easter


Quite a few of us were not taken in by the whole fluffy bunny shtick. I was afraid of the damned varmints and their sharp teeth. I was never bitten by a rabbit but I could see the teeth and use my imagination.
Night of the Lepus
I did not know till very recently that this classic horror film was based on an actual book, The Year of the Angry Rabbit by quite a good Australian writer named Russell Braddon.
He is best known for The Naked Island, based on his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.
Another former PoW of the Japanese, Pierre Boulle, also became famous for a novel about his experiences, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and for one about terrifying animal mutations, Planet of the Apes.
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:41:26pm

re: #279 Ace Rothstein

Not only that, she “apologized” because it’s Holy Week. So the other 51 weeks of the year she’s free to be the horrible person she is.

Yup. Not because she sincerely believes it (even if it was horribly phrased and she meant a sincere apology). Only because her religious convictions tell her she has to do so, not because she means it.

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Targetpractice  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:42:01pm

re: #272 lawhawk

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It is really driving them mad that nowhere in the ranks of Parkland’s survivors is a far-right gun-nut around which they can build their opposition case. The best they’ve been able to find is the few kids caught up in the “Walk Up” business, and even that sounds ridiculous coming from adults who are bullying kids for having a contrary opinion.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:42:50pm

I knew this looked fishy yesterday - as there was an already completed segment adjacent to the work site. Turns out my instincts were right. It was work ordered to repair a segment of the fence…. authorized by Obama:

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Stanley Sea  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:47:17pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:47:46pm

Nebraska on Pace to Pass Budget Targeting Abortion Providers (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more at the link):

Nebraska inched closer Wednesday to passing a budget that could deny federal money to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, at least temporarily, despite furious opposition from a handful of lawmakers.

Lawmakers advanced a budget measure that would prevent health clinics from getting family-planning dollars if they perform, counsel in favor of or refer patients to abortion services.

The bill also would require health clinics to demonstrate physical, financial and legal separation from abortion providers. Although supporters said Planned Parenthood could still qualify, opponents said the group won’t have time to legally separate its abortion and non-abortion services before the bill becomes law.

Referrals would still be allowed in emergencies under the newest version of the measure, crafted as a compromise to help push it through a legislative filibuster. One group that opposes abortion hailed the bill as “good news for pro-life Nebraskans.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:48:16pm

re: #277 lawhawk

Not entirely true.

Lying about how Democrats are going to take your guns away and confiscate guns is how the GOP/NRA sells more guns.

The entire point of the arming teachers premise is to create a new market to sell guns for.

Not mutually exclusive.

See John Oliver’s take on NRATV, which is designed to frighten you with the specter of gun violence by Those People, which you’ll be powerless to stop because Obama took yer gunz.

But as I’ve said, their justification is we need more guns to protect us from all the guns we have because we needed more guns to protect us from all the guns we have because we needed more guns to protect us from all the guns we have because we needed more guns to protect us from all the guns we have because we needed more guns to protect us from all the guns we have because we needed….

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:48:38pm

Couldn’t happen to a nicer person. Remember that Laura outed lgbt classmates at Dartmouth.

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Targetpractice  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:50:38pm

It was the entire reason behind pushing the “CNN scripted the town hall!” hoax, the hope that if they couldn’t find one kid among the survivors who they could cultivate into a pro-gun symbol, they could at least present the “anti-gun” crowd as fabricating a false narrative to push their “agenda.” The NRA’s entire playbook is about separating the survivors from the advocates, playing the former as in some way “hurt” by efforts of the latter to ensure future shootings don’t occur because they’re “exploiting the tragedy.”

They have no plan in place for when the victims are the advocates.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:50:47pm

re: #277 lawhawk

Not entirely true.

Lying about how Democrats are going to take your guns away and confiscate guns is how the GOP/NRA sells more guns.

The entire point of the arming teachers premise is to create a new market to sell guns for.

Well, gun violence sells more guns too. Every time there’s a mass sacrifice, the gun cult rushes immediately to buy more, to show libtards that they still love guns, to show guns they still love them, and so just in case the feds maybe add a small regulation somewhere, there won’t be any reduction in the amount of sacrifice.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:50:58pm

re: #287 HappyWarrior

Yep. She taped a gay student union meeting and then published the transcript in her conservaderp newspaper, effectively outing them. I can’t stand that woman.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:53:46pm

re: #290 Ace Rothstein

Yep. She taped a gay student union meeting and then published the transcript in her conservaderp newspaper, effectively outing them. I can’t stand that woman.

That should be mentioned every time she’s the subject of conversation.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:54:36pm

re: #290 Ace Rothstein

Yep. She taped a gay student union meeting and then published the transcript in her conservaderp newspaper, effectively outing them. I can’t stand that woman.

She’s a terrible person all around. Not a single redeemable quality.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:54:58pm

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹

Yup. Not because she sincerely believes it (even if it was horribly phrased and she meant a sincere apology). Only because her religious convictions tell her she has to do so, not because she means it.

LOL…she has no Holy Week religious convictions.
She’s only worried about losing her advertisers.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:55:34pm

re: #291 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That should be mentioned every time she’s the subject of conversation.

Kind of how I mention Romney employing Kobach as immigration advisor every time the media tries to portray Mitt as a reasonable man.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:55:49pm

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL…she has no Holy Week religious convictions.
She’s only worried about losing her advertisers.

Yes.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:56:08pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹

But if you like “Ren and Stimpy” you should just set aside his alleged paedophilia because the show is good. /nope nope nope

Ditto with Rosanne and her Pizzagate crap and support for Trump.

Damnit, I hate being forced to defend Roseanne, because I think her politics and Truther views are odious, but, if you, GDF, or anyone else want to make them the same as the criminal behavior of Cosby or (allegedly) John K, you’re off your nut.

It’s ok if you don’t want to watch the show because you don’t like Roseanne IRL or that the show just isn’t your style, but at least be informed about it; the political crap was a very small part of the first episode and most of that was to set up a joke on Jill Stein. With Gilbert co-producing, I think that her, Goodman, and Metcalf (who was wearing a “Nasty Woman” shirt in the first episode, BTW) will be more of a moderating influence as the show progresses.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:56:46pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The only thing I will say about Roseanne Barr, since I have never watch her show, she has always been a white-hot mess that loves to get attention by being outrageous in my opinion. I never found her all that funny, which is why I never watched.

Maybe she tries to be a bit like Andy Kaufman.

Seems nothing has changed. America loves controversy. She gets paid.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 4:58:11pm

re: #288 Targetpractice

It was the entire reason behind pushing the “CNN scripted the town hall!” hoax, the hope that if they couldn’t find one kid among the survivors who they could cultivate into a pro-gun symbol, they could at least present the “anti-gun” crowd as fabricating a false narrative to push their “agenda.” The NRA’s entire playbook is about separating the survivors from the advocates, playing the former as in some way “hurt” by efforts of the latter to ensure future shootings don’t occur because they’re “exploiting the tragedy.”

They have no plan in place for when the victims are the advocates.

And that is the key to breaking their propaganda.

People have seen that when the advocates are the surviving victims, the attacks from conservatives and the NRA are attacking victims. Any such shooting in the future will now likely be met the same way: By the survivors being the advocates.

The days of “now is not the time to poiticise gun violence” are over.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:03:40pm

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL…she has no Holy Week religious convictions.
She’s only worried about losing her advertisers.

Well, when you worship at the altar of Mammon, that’s important.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:08:58pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Rachel Maddow covered some of those Twitter comments last evening.
I bet that got the ball rolling for the deletions.

And I wonder if that costs Kellyanne her position. Donny gonna be mad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:09:36pm

re: #296 TedStriker

Damnit, I hate being forced to defend Roseanne, because I think her politics and Truther views are odious, but, if you, GDF, or anyone else want to equivocate them to the criminal behavior of Cosby or (allegedly) John K, you’re off your nut.

It’s ok if you don’t want to watch the show because you don’t like Roseanne IRL or that the show just isn’t your style, but at least be informed about it; the political crap was a very small part of the first episode and most of that was to set up a joke on Jill Stein. With Gilbert co-producing, I think that her, Goodman, and Metcalf will be more of a moderating influence as the show progresses.

Rosanne openly supports in real life someone who is only a short step away from becoming an authoritarian dictator. I have no doubt that Donald Trump would initiate a genocide if he thought he could get away with it.

And propagating the Pizzagate and Seth Rich conspiraderp rises to the level of supporting criminals as well.

That does not make me “off my nut.” What Laura Ingraham said about David Hogg was “legal” as well. So why the outrage against her and not Rosanne Barr?

What the owners of Chik-fil-A and Jimmy John’s and Hobby Lobby and all sorts of others do is legal too. That does not mean I am required to support them with my limited money either. Or does my personal boycott of Hobby Lobby also make me “off my nut” because the store simply sells craft supplies, the opinions of their owners and how they would use my money doesn’t matter?

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:12:12pm

I’ve only ever watched a little bit of Roseanne, but a segment from an episode was actually really good. It was John Goodman’s character talking to the son. From what I gather of the conversation, the episode had involved the dad making comments denigrating minorities and the son being involved in the school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Juliet was being played by a black schoolmate, and the son, playing Romeo, was pushing back on having to kiss her by making the same statements his dad was (I don’t know if it occurred at school or only at home). After hearing it, though, John pulls him aside and says something to the effect of “You never know how bad what you say sounds until you hear it from the mouth of your son,” and then proceeds to apologize and try to set things right. I had to move on after that, so I don’t know what came of it, though, being a TV show, I’m assuming the play went on and he kissed the girl. But I did think that was a good segment.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:14:41pm

re: #285 Anymouse 🌹

Next week: The pro-life Nebraskans will attempt to enlarge those crime deserving of death and speeding up the process by which the executions are carried out.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:16:35pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:16:55pm

Two prisoners escaped from the county jail in the county NE of me after overpowering a deputy sheriff. Someone was waiting for them in a car next to the jail; they escaped, then stole a car.

We’re warned to keep our doors locked now and watch for the two escaped prisoners. Wonderful. Good thing I only live sixteen miles from my own county sheriff’s office.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:18:04pm

re: #305 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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Yay you!

Now hopefully fortune finds its way to William too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:18:11pm

re: #305 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:18:54pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:19:19pm

re: #305 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:21:23pm

re: #305 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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When, after a crazy year trying to start a company after my crazy old boss finally went ‘round the bend, I got a real paying job (despite him telling me “Nobody will hire you! You’re too closely associated with me”), Mrs FBW said, “Tell them you’ll start a week later, because WE’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:22:30pm

re: #309 gocart mozart

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Mr. Burns, Castro, and the Trillion Dollar Bill

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:23:05pm

re: #305 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:24:53pm

Cheyenne County, Nebr. (the county south of me) has lost 4% of its population in the last year due to the closure of Cabela’s corporate headquarters in Sidney. The mayor of Sidney notes the population of the county is the lowest in twenty-five years.

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

New population estimates for July 2017 show that Cheyenne County lost nearly 400 residents over the previous year — nearly 4 percent of its population. The county’s new estimated population of 9,676 is its lowest in 25 years.

The population setback only figures to get worse. Bass Pro, the company that acquired Cabela’s and is closing down its Sidney corporate headquarters, just this month gave buyouts to 300 employees, with hundreds of other buyouts pending.

“When you take into account what has already happened and what is going to happen, you are going to see a pretty good whack to its local population,” said David Drozd, a demographer with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Public Affairs Research.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:25:15pm

You have to be a special kind of delusion to think you were the first person to talk about trillions. But hey Al Gore said he invented the internet. //

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:29:24pm

re: #311 Blind Frog Belly White

When, after a crazy year trying to start a company after my crazy old boss finally went ‘round the bend, I got a real paying job (despite him telling me “Nobody will hire you! You’re too closely associated with me”), Mrs FBW said, “Tell them you’ll start a week later, because WE’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!”

The only problem is that the timing doesn’t quite work for that; that’s the day my last severance payment arrives, which means I might have some extra money I can use for frivolous stuff, but not as much as I’d have liked. Nevertheless, there will be food in the house, and gas for the cars, and much rejoicing. Yayyy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:31:31pm

re: #316 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The only problem is that the timing doesn’t quite work for that; that’s the day my last severance payment arrives, which means I might have some extra money I can use for frivolous stuff, but not as much as I’d have liked. Nevertheless, there will be food in the house, and gas for the cars, and much rejoicing. Yayyy.

As much as when they ate Sir Brian’s minstrels?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:32:13pm

re: #317 Blind Frog Belly White

As much as when they ate Sir Brian’s minstrels?

Whiskey was involved. I’ll let you be the judge.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:33:01pm

Strange goings on in Lubbock, and a likely example of a lax attitude toward regulation.

Some background: A house blew up in the Tech Terrace neighborhood of Lubbock Tuesday night, killing two people. One of the dead, 73 year old John Flemming, ran a business called E2Amm LLC out of the home. The company manufactures hydrogen and ammonia modules (tanks).

Hazmat back on scene of Tech Terrace house explosion

The Lubbock Fire Rescue Hazmat team was called back to the site of a deadly house explosion around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, focusing their investigation in the back yard of a home next door.
Our crew grabbed a photo of a metal tank in the driveway of that home that looks like it exploded.
We will continue to update this story as more details are released.
The explosion happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night at a home in the 2900 block of 21st Street.
Witnesses said the explosion was felt several blocks away. Windows in the house across the street were shattered by the blast. A house on the corner of 21st & Canton actually had a piece of debris from the explosion land on their roof.
According to the Lubbock Police Department, multiple victims were found at the scene when they arrived.

The other person killed was a neighbor who was apparently trying to help, indicating an initial fire and then an explosion. Five other people, including 3 firefighters, were injured in the incident.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:33:14pm

I read Daniel Dale’s whole thread on Trump’s speech, and I gotta tell you, it’s depressing. A significant chunk of our fellow citizens listen to that shit and think it’s not only just fine, it’s GREAT! Honest to god, we elected the talkative drunk at the end of the bar.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:33:22pm

A New Jersey company that bought twenty-one nursing homes in our area went three weeks without paying employees, and was placed in receivership by the state.

starherald.com

The employees are still working despite not being paid, because they will not leave their charges unattended. The state is working to get them paid.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:35:05pm

About the impact of evicting Russian “diplomats”, this:

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:36:10pm

re: #319 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Libertarian paradise. No regulations. They want that for all of us.

I hope those injured by lack of regulation recover soon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:38:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:40:50pm

Practice, practice, practice. The Sidney, Nebr. High School choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall next month. That is most kewl.

suntelegraph.com (Sidney Sun-Telegraph)

Sidney High School’s choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York city next month.

The choir, under the direction of David Mead, received the invitation after performing the work “Sleep,” by Composer Eric Whitaker, on an audition recording. The group learned by mid-week last week that its recording had been well received, and after further review by officials from Distinguished Concerts International New York City, they were officially invited to perform.

The concert, a performance of The Music of Eric Whitaker, is part of the DCINY Concert Series in New York City and will take place Sunday, April 28 in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The Sidney musicians will join others from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction that will perform under the direction of the Composer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:41:08pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:42:37pm

Carter Page is one strange dude.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:42:38pm

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:43:13pm

Carter Page is still a dumpster fire.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:45:01pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:47:06pm

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:50:59pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:51:24pm

re: #319 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This is the website for the late Mr. Flemming’s company, E2aam LLC
He does not appear to have been a crank, except in terms of over-estimating what he could do without adequate facilities and engineering support, apparently including experimentation with ammonia and hydrogen fuels.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:53:00pm

Austin Police chief in a panel discussion on NPR now says he is comfortable calling the Austin bomber a domestic terrorist.

kut.org (KUT radio, text article)

Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley called the Austin serial bomber a “domestic terrorist” at a panel hosted by KUT this morning.

Despite previous calls from the community after a string of bombings killed 39-year-old Stephan House and 17-year-old Draylen Mason, Manley hadn’t used the term. At the panel, he said he’s now “very comfortable” calling Mark Conditt a terrorist.

“I actually agree now that he was a domestic terrorist for what he did to us,” Manley said to the crowd gathered at the George Washington Carver Museum in East Austin for a panel examining the bombings’ impact on communities of color.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:53:38pm

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh no, Erick, son of Erick, you are quite wrong. Corporations are allowed to adhere to any view they want, if they so desire. We are perfectly allowed to tell them to get bent if we don’t share that same view, however. Lord knows how many times you blowhards have called for boycotts of companies that support equal rights for LGBTQ.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:54:03pm

re: #311 Blind Frog Belly White

When, after a crazy year trying to start a company after my crazy old boss finally went ‘round the bend, I got a real paying job (despite him telling me “Nobody will hire you! You’re too closely associated with me”), Mrs FBW said, “Tell them you’ll start a week later, because WE’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!”

Sounds like your old boss was a major fucking dick.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:54:33pm

thread:

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:55:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:59:09pm
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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 5:59:15pm

For the second time in a year, The Intercept gets their hands on classified documents. Then they submitted FOIA requests for documents they already had.

The Intercept made two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the FBI in late March 2016. The requests contained specific information identifying the names of documents that were not available to the public. In addition, the FBI identified about 27 secret documents published by The Intercept between April 2016 and February 2017.

“The FBI believes that the classified and/or controlled nature of the documents indicates the News Outlet obtained these documents from someone with direct access to them,” according to the warrant. “Furthermore, reviews of the FBI internal records indicate ALBURY has electronically accessed over two thirds of the approximately 27 documents via trusted access granted to him on FBI information systems.”

One of The Intercept’s FOIA requests, dated March 29, 2016, asked for copies of a specific document classified as secret. The document, titled Confidential Human Source Assessing, gives tips for agents on how to cultivate informants.

Ten months later, the news outlet posted the same document it requested to its website and to DocumentCloud, a repository of public documents.

The FBI said it believes that The Intercept had a copy of the document and others before making the FOIA request. The Intercept then “used its knowledge of such documents to create the FOIA requests,” according to the warrant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:02:10pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:02:20pm

I have a friend who’s a lift mechanic at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. He just put this on his Facebook. Lovely picture. He’s the one in the gray shirt.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:03:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:04:32pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:04:46pm

re: #340 teleskiguy

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You look like you ride motorcycles. Cool!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:05:10pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:05:57pm

re: #337 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh no, Erick, son of Erick, you are quite wrong. Corporations are allowed to adhere to any view they want, if they so desire. We are perfectly allowed to tell them to get bent if we don’t share that same view, however. Lord knows how many times you blowhards have called for boycotts of companies that support equal rights for LGBTQ.

Plus Erick is caught up in that same problem Laura Ingraham is caught in: Attacking the advocates is the same as attacking victims in this case. Coupled with probably hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the nation monitoring conservatives on social media, they get called out almost instantly.

It would appear teenagers are finally going to hold conservatives accountable for their actions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:06:16pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:07:04pm

re: #344 teleskiguy

I’m not afraid of heights (with good gear) and wildly jealous of that mans office.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:08:11pm

re: #351 Unshaken Defiance

I’m not afraid of heights (with good gear) and wildly jealous of that mans office.

I was climbing ladders for a few hours earlier today. That was enough to do me. Climbing something like that? I’ve got a big ol’ can full of NOPE for ya.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:08:42pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:09:22pm

Image: 636579497369899215-decoursey.jpg

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Stanley Sea  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:09:32pm

Wheeeee

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:09:47pm

re: #347 Patricia Kayden

You look like you ride motorcycles. Cool!

I do ride motorcycles! I’ve only ridden dirt bikes.

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:11:15pm

re: #275 Ace Rothstein

And Kodak invented digital.

Sears and Montgomery Ward invented mail order catalog shopping; yet they let the internet completely pass them by.

If they’d been led by clever management, there wouldn’t be an Amazon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:11:28pm

re: #354 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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the shooter:

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:12:23pm

WTAF

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:13:27pm
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sagehen  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:14:03pm

re: #280 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Trump Easter

[Embedded content]

Quite a few of us were not taken in by the whole fluffy bunny shtick. I was afraid of the damned varmints and their sharp teeth. I was never bitten by a rabbit but I could see the teeth and use my imagination.

This is everything I ever needed to know about rabbits:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Bunny Attack Scene (HD)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:14:25pm

re: #360 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump is murdering the power of the bully pulpit.

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gwangung  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:20:37pm

re: #362 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Trump is murdering the power of the bully pulpit.

The orange one thinks he’s a master, but wields power like a rank amateur: does it bluntly, with no finesse and fritters away 90% of his striking power. He’s still dangerous, but he’s not even at the brawling level (let alone a Chuck Norris level…and it’s a joke to ever refer to Bruce here) of using power.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:22:22pm

re: #344 teleskiguy

I have a friend who’s a lift mechanic at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. He just put this on his Facebook. Lovely picture. He’s the one in the gray shirt.

[Embedded content]

As for getting up on that shit:

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:27:02pm

Indulge me. I want to compare my Twitter bio with Tomi Lahren’s.

Mine:

Yes, I’m very good at telemark style skiing. No, I am not wiping out in my Twitter icon. I do look like a comet.

Tammy’s:

Fox News. Faith. Family. Freedom. Final Thoughts. teamtomi.com

I mean, I get the self promotion. But she’s just making a list here, and Fox News is ahead of faith, family, and freedom. And “Final Thoughts” is a death metal song by a band called Obituary.

Final Thoughts (Reissue)

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:30:54pm

re: #365 teleskiguy

BTW, I have *never* changed my Twitter bio. It’s been the same since I opened the damn account.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:32:54pm

re: #354 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

the shooter:

Dude’s completely fucked; if the shooter doesn’t wind up getting killed in a capture attempt (“the suspect reached for his waistband…”), I’ll be surprised, because the only thing I can imagine that cops have worse than a copkiller is a copkiller that impersonates as a cop.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2018 • 6:54:11pm

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

If you’re willing to pay, it’s called Amazon Unlimited.

But, the sentiment is that the books are online.


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