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teleskiguy  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:45:40pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:48:31pm

We’ve rightly been focused on Pruitt, but this shitheel:

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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:48:53pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

Amazing. Beschloss brings the pics.

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:51:45pm
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Ace-o-aces  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:54:06pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:54:21pm

re: #4 JordanRules

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The difference is, Nixon had enough self-awareness to resign before being impeached. The Donald will not resign; he will have to be impeached and convicted, and even then, he may not leave office peaceably. I wonder what will happen to this country if it comes to this.

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Kilroy was here  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:56:00pm

Add to the no shit file..

Fox’s Shep Smith fact-checks Trump’s Amazon claims: ‘None of that was true’

“The Post Office is losing billions of dollars, and the taxpayers are paying for that money because it delivers packages for Amazon at a very below cost,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday.

Smith responded to each of Trump’s claims on Tuesday.

“The Postal Service’s own numbers show it makes money by delivering packages for Amazon and other companies. As for taxpayers, the post office’s own website points out, and I quote, ‘the Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses.’ None,” Smith said.

thehill.com

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gocart mozart  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:57:40pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:58:12pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 3, 2018 • 5:58:57pm

re: #7 Kilroy was here

Add to the no shit file..

Fox’s Shep Smith fact-checks Trump’s Amazon claims: ‘None of that was true’

“The Post Office is losing billions of dollars, and the taxpayers are paying for that money because it delivers packages for Amazon at a very below cost,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday.

Smith responded to each of Trump’s claims on Tuesday.

“The Postal Service’s own numbers show it makes money by delivering packages for Amazon and other companies. As for taxpayers, the post office’s own website points out, and I quote, ‘the Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses.’ None,” Smith said.

thehill.com

Unfortunately, Shep’s show is when devoted Fox viewers go to the mall to walk, change diapers, yell at clouds, etc.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:03:37pm

re: #10 Barefoot Grin

Unfortunately, Shep’s show is when devoted Fox viewers go to the mall to walk, change diapers, yell at clouds, etc.

If I were in any position to influence ratings, I would make it so my TV was on his program every day. Maybe all those people watching MSNBC could make a trip over there during his run. It would be pretty funny if his show started getting better ratings than Hannity.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:06:53pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

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That absolutely does not make sense. He should lay off the datura.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:12:01pm

re: #8 gocart mozart

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:15:56pm

re: #5 Ace-o-aces

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scottslemmons  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:16:52pm

re: #6 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The difference is, Nixon had enough self-awareness to resign before being impeached. The Donald will not resign; he will have to be impeached and convicted, and even then, he may not leave office peaceably. I wonder what will happen to this country if it comes to this.

The Secret Service will frog-march him out and throw him on the curb.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:16:59pm

re: #13 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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I honestly can’t remember—I think it was about Sinclair, but yesterday Wolf had Chris on to opine about something like the Sinclair memo and all he could do was sputter about how terrible it was. Wolf teed him up to give the back story about Sinclair, and Chris just kept sputtering. He either hadn’t done any research or he was too nervous to deliver.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:17:59pm

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:20:53pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:23:50pm

re: #2 Barefoot Grin

We’ve rightly been focused on Pruitt, but this shitheel:

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This issue needs to get more attention. Straight up discrimination. He appears to also be going after Latino and Black senior employees.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:26:49pm

Facebook Post

The California City desert-town-promotion-gone-wrong is one of those stories that can be recycled and presented as new every few years on slow news days. This iteration is no different.
What is amusing is how many RWNJ commenters trash the CURRENT California administration over this plan, exactly as though the original 1950s plan were a CURRENT project and promotion. The scam’s heyday was in fact during Ronald Reagan’s governorship in the ’60s.
I commented to the Brown/Democrat bashers, “The promoters are either dead or so old and senile they get all their information from Fox News.”

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:29:10pm
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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:31:44pm

How is it the losers got to be in charge. That makes no sense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:31:56pm
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scottslemmons  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:32:11pm

Christing fuck, sometimes the Boing Boing website is just lots of fun, and sometimes, it’s like they’re letting morons post there.

At the end of this story about fake cell towers being used to spy on the government:

Normally, I’d be worried about a foreign or domestic agency spying on the doings of one of the most powerful governments in the world. But the feeling that comes from hearing about the Feds getting a taste of their own medicine makes it really hard to focus on that.

Why, sure, fellas, it’s a laff-a-minit that the Russians are spying on us. Tee hee!

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:32:18pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:39:24pm

re: #20 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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The California City desert-town-promotion-gone-wrong is one of those stories that can be recycled and presented as new every few years on slow news days. This iteration is no different.
What is amusing is how many RWNJ commenters trash the CURRENT California administration over this plan, exactly as though the original 1950s plan were a CURRENT project and promotion. The scam’s heyday was in fact during Ronald Reagan’s governorship in the ’60s.
I commented to the Brown/Democrat bashers, “The promoters are either dead or so old and senile they get all their information from Fox News.”

Today, California City attracts attention mostly for the post-apocalyptic visuals associated with of its enormous grid of planned and graded, but never occupied, residential streets. These extend for miles into the desert. The Tatooine fortress architecture of the local prison probably doesn’t help.

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:44:08pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:45:04pm

California City Correctional Complex. Expect to see Jabba the Hutt peering through the windows.

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:45:08pm

re: #27 JordanRules

Good or bad?

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bratwurst  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:45:09pm

I give up.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:47:08pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump supporters do nothing but lie. So glad someone is calling them out.

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:48:00pm

re: #30 bratwurst

I guess it’s all racist all the time now at Fox. It works. Their ratings are through the roof.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:48:28pm

re: #30 bratwurst

I give up.

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It’s true. They wanted to call him n****r, but as the first black President they had to settle for character assassination by innuendo.

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stpaulbear  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:48:41pm

re: #30 bratwurst

I give up.

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What else can you expect from Britt Hume & Fox ‘News’? Same as it ever was.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:49:08pm

re: #27 JordanRules

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Wahooooo!

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:49:28pm

re: #30 bratwurst

I give up.

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Or it could be that President Obama didn’t have protected status but was heavily scrutinized and yet had no scandals, no special counsel investigations, no criminal charges or convictions, etc.

It could be that he was just a clean, upstanding, dignified President.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:50:01pm

re: #29 Skip Intro

Good or bad?

Dallet was endorsed by Joe Biden.

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:50:30pm

re: #31 Patricia Kayden

Trump supporters do nothing but lie. So glad someone is calling them out.

“Every word he says is a lie, including “and” and “the” said somebody famous about someone other than Trump.

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calochortus  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:51:45pm

re: #20 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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The California City desert-town-promotion-gone-wrong is one of those stories that can be recycled and presented as new every few years on slow news days. This iteration is no different.
What is amusing is how many RWNJ commenters trash the CURRENT California administration over this plan, exactly as though the original 1950s plan were a CURRENT project and promotion. The scam’s heyday was in fact during Ronald Reagan’s governorship in the ’60s.
I commented to the Brown/Democrat bashers, “The promoters are either dead or so old and senile they get all their information from Fox News.”

Ummm, also not a “suburb.” There is no “Urb” anywhere near it. There were a bunch of these desert planned communities that popped up around the 1960s. Some were misguided but real attempts at development. Some were scams from the get-go.

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Interesting Times  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:51:46pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:52:02pm

re: #34 stpaulbear

Same as it ever was.

Giphy

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whitebeach  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:52:08pm

re: #4 JordanRules

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John Dean

@JohnWDean
Nixon was not a “target” of the Watergate grand jury, but he became an un-indicted co-conspirator, and resigned before being impeached, tried and removed! This WaPo info is interesting but not very telling. washingtonpost.com

I wish there could be a 2018 John Dean who could step up and testify:

2018 Howard Baker: And what did you say to the president at that point in time?

2018 John Dean: I said there is a cancer in the presidency.

Baker: Don’t you mean “on the presidency”?

Dean: Did I fucking stutter, Senator?

Edit to correct Baker’s title.

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plansbandc  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:52:09pm

I loathe lying sack of shit racist grandpa. God I hate him.

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:53:08pm

re: #39 calochortus

Not just in California. Also Florida, where they sold swampland to unsuspecting Northerners who thought they were getting a slice of paradise and it was nothing of the sort.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:54:34pm

re: #39 calochortus

Ummm, also not a “suburb.” There is no “Urb” anywhere near it. There were a bunch of these desert planned communities that popped up around the 1960s. Some were misguided but real attempts at development. Some were scams from the get-go.

I always thought it was a suburb of Mojave. I actually lived in North Edwards, down the road a little. Cal City was apparently legit at the start but scammers took over in the 60s and 70s when its lack of viability became obvious.

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calochortus  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:54:45pm

re: #44 lawhawk

Not just in California. Also Florida, where they sold swampland to unsuspecting Northerners who thought they were getting a slice of paradise and it was nothing of the sort.

True, and those go back farther than the California/Arizona/Nevada ones.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:55:40pm
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Interesting Times  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:55:52pm

Charles, see

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calochortus  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:57:00pm

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I always thought it was a suburb of Mojave. I actually lived in North Edwards, down the road a little. Cal City was apparently legit at the start but scammers took over in the 60s and 70s when its lack of viability became obvious.

I suppose, if you want to call Mojave an urban area…

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stpaulbear  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:57:24pm

re: #40 Interesting Times

Unfortunately China’s aim is a bit wide. The stuff they’re doing to hurt farmers is going to hurt MN too (although we’re nowhere near as into hogs as Iowa). This pissing match is going to hurt so many people.

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KGxvi  Apr 3, 2018 • 6:58:02pm

re: #6 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The difference is, Nixon had enough self-awareness to resign before being impeached. The Donald will not resign; he will have to be impeached and convicted, and even then, he may not leave office peaceably. I wonder what will happen to this country if it comes to this.

I would assume if it even looks like Trump is about to be convicted by the Senate then Pence (or whomever, if this goes the Watergate route) would be on the Capitol grounds to be immediately sworn into Office but CJ Roberts (who would be presiding over the trial), once Pence finishes the oath the secret service could conceivably forcibly remove Trump from White House grounds

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:04:06pm

re: #47 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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We’re not at the stage where Democratic wins should be non-dramatic.

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Interesting Times  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:04:14pm

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Hey, check out that last city on this list:

…will he be physically safe there? :O

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:04:21pm

re: #40 Interesting Times

Okay I don’t get this. Clicking on Horse Whisperer’s account to read comments (or any other Twitter post here) returns to me from Twitter:

“Sorry, you are rate limited. Try again later.”

Since I am using ADSL and not cellphone service, what does this mean? Is Twitter throttling me for not having an account, or is my telephone company taking advantage of the destruction of Net Neutrality?

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:06:13pm

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹

Here’s what twitter says:

In order to control abuse, Twitter limits how often you can search from a single network address.

If you access Twitter from a corporation, event or conference, you may be sharing the same network address with many people. In some of these cases, you may run into an issue with Twitter search rate limiting.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:06:27pm

re: #25 JordanRules

Has McMaster just painted a target on Ms. Schadlow? If so is he doing it as a favour or a form of revenge?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:07:37pm

re: #55 Belafon

Here’s what twitter says:

Thanks, but it still doesn’t make sense to me, as I am at my home. Maybe they just have a lot of traffic?

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:09:26pm

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹

Thanks, but it still doesn’t make sense to me, as I am at my home. Maybe they just have a lot of traffic?

Here’s some more from a different site:

The rate limit is imposed by Twitter. It’s related to the rate that data is pulled into the app. All third party Twitter apps (basically any Twitter app that isn’t the native Twitter app or TweetDeck, also owned by Twitter) are limited in the amount of data calls they can make to Twitter’s API.

Third party apps are not allowed to refresh a timeline more than 15 times in 15 minutes, are not able to post more than 15 tweets in 15 minutes, etc.

Where are you doing your search through? I will say I’m not entirely sure what it all means, other than you may need to wait a little bit.

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danarchy  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:09:47pm

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹

Thanks, but it still doesn’t make sense to me, as I am at my home. Maybe they just have a lot of traffic?

Maybe restart your adsl modem and hope you get a new IP address? Problem with dynamic IPs, you never know what the previous person who had it did with it.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:10:01pm

re: #30 bratwurst

I give up.

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Says a media figure who did nothing but bitch about Obama but yeah sure Brit. No one ever criticized Obama in the media because he was black. Who’s playing the race card now you pathetic jerk.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:10:47pm

Conservatives back with human experimentation …

Execution Date Sought for State’s Longest Serving Death Row Inmate (goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald), more at the link:

Nebraska prison officials notified Moore in January that the Corrections Department had obtained supplies of four lethal injection drugs it intends to use to execute him. The combination of drugs has not been used in an execution in any other state before.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska last week filed a lawsuit challenging the execution protocol that would be used for Moore’s execution. State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha filed a similar complaint in the Legislature.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:11:39pm

re: #58 Belafon

Here’s some more from a different site:

Where are you doing your search through? I will say I’m not entirely sure what it all means, other than you may need to wait a little bit.

I’m not doing searches. Just doing the usual thing I do here (click on the time stamp of a Twitter post here, which normally takes me to that post and all the responses to it).

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:11:56pm

re: #39 calochortus

When I saw the original post I thought of the movie Cast A Deadly Spell.

There was a scene where Harry Lovecraft investigated a suburb being built in the desert by ‘advanced thaumaturgy’. They were using zombies as the work force.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:13:27pm

Yay, me … tomorrow I go off to state school for two days for training as a Public Information Officer. (It’s in the county seat, so I won’t be very far away.)

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fern01  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:15:01pm

re: #27 JordanRules

Liberal candidate Rebecca Dallet has won election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, according to Decision Desk. Dallet defeated her conservative opponent for the open seat, Michael Screnock easily, and her victory will cut the conservative majority on the court from 5-2 to just 4-3.
vox.com

Read the rest. Sometimes dems don’t even run a candidate.

From Decision Desk
Wisconsin State Supreme Court General Election
Rebecca Dallet (Unaffiliated) 56.2% 340,611
Michael Screnock (Unaffiliated) 43.8% 265,133
1887 of 3880 (49%) Precincts Reporting, 605,744 Total Votes
decisiondeskhq.com

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Interesting Times  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:15:11pm

Well then, that explains the desperate attempts of Dopey-eyes McDoucheface to deny WI residents their special elections:

I think I like that second tweet best of all - wingnuts being the ones to wallow in despondency and stay home for a change can bring nothing but good things to America and the world at large :D

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calochortus  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:16:31pm

re: #63 Romantic Heretic

When I saw the original post I thought of the movie Cast A Deadly Spell.

There was a scene where Harry Lovecraft investigated a suburb being built in the desert by ‘advanced thaumaturgy’. They were using zombies as the work force.

But do zombies do quality work?

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:17:59pm

I love to hope this is true. Asha Rangappa is explaining that Mueller’s move might be that evidence, etc. can’t get buried. I woke up at 3AM and have had a full day, so I’d be happy for better analysis, but here is the thread before I go to bed:

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scottslemmons  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:19:18pm

re: #63 Romantic Heretic

When I saw the original post I thought of the movie Cast A Deadly Spell.

There was a scene where Harry Lovecraft investigated a suburb being built in the desert by ‘advanced thaumaturgy’. They were using zombies as the work force.

And that reminds me of a book I read a few years ago called “Installing Linux on an Undead Badger,” which had short fiction about people installing Linux on undead badgers, as well as news-style fiction about fast food restaurants using zombies as workers (they work 20 hours a day for a bucket of calf brains!) and networking your office computers with interdimensional demons.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:19:51pm

Well damn.
Look at Stars and Stripes stepping up with some very relevant historical knowledge…

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:23:49pm

Trey Gowdy Has a Black Friend (goes to Wonkette)

Sen. Trey Gowdy and Rep. Tim Scott (both R-SC) have a new book out about how they overcame their differences (that being Rep. Scott is black) to become friends.

Wokette shreds this tale of conservative love.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:24:02pm

re: #67 calochortus

No. Zombies are kinda brainless and construction work isn’t for the brainless.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:30:00pm

re: #69 scottslemmons

That reminds me of an anime I watched a couple of years ago where Dr. Frankenstein started a technological revolution based on reanimated corpses: Project Itoh: Empire of Corpses

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scottslemmons  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:33:12pm

re: #73 Romantic Heretic

That reminds me of an anime I watched a couple of years ago where Dr. Frankenstein started a technological revolution based on reanimated corpses: Project Itoh: Empire of Corpses

That actually sounds fairly brilliant. And it’s got guest-starring roles for Dr. John Watson and the Brothers Karamazov!

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Jay C  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:35:26pm

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹

Trey Gowdy Has a Black Friend (goes to Wonkette)

Sen. Trey Gowdy and Rep. Tim Scott (both R-SC) have a new book out about how they overcame their differences (that being Rep. Scott is black) to become friends.

Wokette shreds this tale of conservative love.

Other way round: Tim Scott is the Senator, Trey Gowdy is (was? Retiring?) in the House.

Still sounds lame.

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whitebeach  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:38:28pm

I don’t think I’m breaking the 24-hour rule by saying that the phrase “active shooter” seems tediously stupid to me. A shooter by definition is active until he or she is stopped. Maybe I’ve just heard it way too much, as we all have, but still it’s as grating as if a sportscaster talked about an “active baserunner.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:38:52pm

re: #75 Jay C

Other way round: Tim Scott is the Senator, Trey Gowdy is (was? Retiring?) in the House.

Still sounds lame.

Thanks for the correction. Mr. Scott is the senator and Mr. Gowdy is the representative.

I’m not wearing my glasses so I’m getting things backward. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.)

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calochortus  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:41:36pm

re: #76 whitebeach

I don’t think I’m breaking the 24-hour rule by saying that the phrase “active shooter” seems tediously stupid to me. A shooter by definition is active until he or she is stopped. Maybe I’ve just heard it way too much, as we all have, but still it’s as grating as if a sportscaster talked about an “active baserunner.”

Yes, it does seem odd. On the other hand, it is probably useful for first responders to distinguish between “a shooting has occurred” and “shooting is ongoing” and this is how they’re doing it.

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Jay C  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:42:06pm

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹

Thanks for the correction. Mr. Scott is the senator and Mr. Gowdy is the representative.

I’m not wearing my glasses so I’m getting things backward. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.)

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:43:47pm

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹

Trey Gowdy Has a Black Friend (goes to Wonkette)

Sen. Trey Gowdy and Rep. Tim Scott (both R-SC) have a new book out about how they overcame their differences (that being Rep. Scott is black) to become friends.

Wokette shreds this tale of conservative love.

Is having a friend of a different race that much of a big deal in this day and age that they have to write a whole book about it? Seems strange to me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:44:54pm

re: #80 Patricia Kayden

Is having a friend of a different race that much of a big deal in this day and age that they have to write a whole book about it? Seems strange to me.

It seems strange to me as well, but I’m not a conservative from Dixie.

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whitebeach  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:50:55pm

re: #80 Patricia Kayden

Is having a friend of a different race that much of a big deal in this day and age that they have to write a whole book about it? Seems strange to me.

I’m trying to remember the title of that big bestseller President Obama and Joe Biden coauthored about overcoming their differences and becoming great friends. Maybe it’ll come to me later.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:52:21pm

re: #82 whitebeach

I’m trying to remember the title of that big bestseller President Obama and Joe Biden coauthored about overcoming their differences and becoming great friends. Maybe it’ll come to me later.

Well, you know, President Obama being a black thug from Chicago … /s

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gwangung  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:54:08pm

re: #80 Patricia Kayden

Is having a friend of a different race that much of a big deal in this day and age that they have to write a whole book about it? Seems strange to me.

Well, 80% of white Americans don’t have friends of another race. So, it’s foreign territory for over three quarters of the country.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:54:34pm

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹

re: #82 whitebeach

I could understand an article about their friendship but a whole book seems excessive. How many chapters can be written about how Gowdy overcame he revulsion of Black people and saw Scott as a human being because they bonded over their mutual hatred of the poor (of all races)?

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:54:52pm

re: #82 whitebeach

I’m trying to remember the title of that big bestseller President Obama and Joe Biden coauthored about overcoming their differences and becoming great friends. Maybe it’ll come to me later.

I believe it was titled 2009-2017.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:56:41pm

re: #86 Belafon

And it was great!! They always appeared to be genuinely warm with each other. I doubt Trump has a similar relationship with Pence (who he reportedly didn’t want as his VP).

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 7:57:23pm

David Pakman had an interview with Alex Jones’s ex-wife Kelly Jones, speaking on everything from domestic violence to exploiting their children to his ridiculous supplements he sells.

She points out his paranoia and conspiracy mongering was originally non-partisan when he first started on Austin’s cable access channel, but has shifted to partisan attacks.

She also notes she is trying to get her son off his show at InfoWars. She notes that is a violation of court orders in their divorce, and she is still unable to see her son (also in violation of court orders).

(24:55)

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Jones’ Ex-Wife Tells All, Conspiracies, Fake Supplements

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:07:44pm
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whitebeach  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:08:12pm

re: #86 Belafon

I believe it was titled 2009-2017.

I believe it goes back a good while before your start date and hope it will go on a good while longer than your end date.

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whitebeach  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:11:56pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

And it was great!! They always appeared to be genuinely warm with each other. I doubt Trump has a similar relationship with Pence (who he reportedly didn’t want as his VP).

I doubt Trump has a similar relationship with anybody, unless it’s Ivanka. What’s between him and Pence is pretty much what was between Sauron and Gollum.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:16:23pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:18:00pm
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Brian J.  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:21:42pm

The excitement of the evening isn’t over yet, as today sees three special elections to hopefully restore the Democrats’ supermajority in the California Assembly.

The bad news is that the Republicans seem likely to make runoffs in two of the three districts based on the first precincts, while the 54th District seems likely to elect Democrat Sydney Kamlager. The good news is that Ankur Patel and Steve Dunwoody will add to the tombstones in Bernie’s Our Revolution Candidate Sematary.

lavote.net

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Amory Blaine  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:22:14pm

Wow. Nice to finally win one in Wisconsin.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:23:44pm

On the Twitter issue, it appears on my computer that they have changed the way they display on computers. Perhaps that has something to do with the “throttling” issue, which seems to be intermittent.

Their “embed tweet” selection doesn’t seem to work for me now either.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:24:42pm

Scott Walker is such an asshole. I can’t wait until he hits his limit.

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Jay C  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:27:38pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Naaah, no desperation here: obviously just a simple, well-reasoned appeal to protect the economic Utopia Walker and the GOP have made of Wisconsin from that sinister #BlueWave of “outside money”. Which of course, necessitates him (figuratively) stretching out the tin cup to the home folks. $5 at a time? Whatta populist!
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PS: Wasn’t it Walker who bribed “incentivised” the Chinese to build some chip plant in WI to the tune of several billions of dollars? With the illusory promise of tens of thousands of high-paying jobs (that Foxconn is under NO obligation to actually provide)?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:30:21pm

This is a hilarious comment thread:

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:33:38pm

re: #92 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Scott Walker✔
@ScottWalker
Tonight’s results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI.

Just wait till you see the results of Mueller’s investigation.

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fern01  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:34:06pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is from a Wall Street Journal reporter - fake news indeed.

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majii  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:34:49pm

re: #80 Patricia Kayden

“Seems strange to me.”

As Anymouse replied, “It is strange.” My best friend is a former co-worker. Her classroom was right beside mine on the same hall. Neither of us has ever felt the need to explain how or why we became besties even though we’re not of the same race. We have common interests, similar views on politics, and share a common interest in ensuring all kids get the best education they can receive. I had planned to retire a year before her, but she came to me and said, “Margie, Please don’t leave me up here with these people.” I understood exactly what she meant, so I stayed on the job another year, and we retired together. She couldn’t take the fake *ss conservatives on the job, and they were all suspicious of her, including the head administrator. I don’t think they understood why she was not a member of the their “herd,” simply because she’s Caucasian. They considered her an outsider because she was from Illinois and didn’t display the baked-in southern prejudices about others that they have/had.

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Kragar  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:38:45pm

Anyone seeing this corroborated thru other sources?

According to her website, a possible motivation for the shooting could have been tied to her many YouTube accounts, which she says have seen a decline in viewership over the past few months.

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majii  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:40:47pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

In re: Walker.

Boy, it seems he’s real butthurt! Maybe his wife can run out to the nearest drug store and buy him a couple of tubes of Preparation H.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:42:02pm

Well, this hits my state right in the pocketbook. (We’re working on that blue wave here as well.)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:42:31pm

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retired cynic  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:43:30pm

re: #106 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:45:11pm

So can we officially say Trump has put us in a fucking Trade War now?

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William Lewis  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:45:55pm

re: #95 Amory Blaine

Wow. Nice to finally win one in Wisconsin.

He’s probably more pissed that we denied his attempt to get rid of the Treasurer.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:46:48pm

re: #103 Kragar

Anyone seeing this corroborated thru other sources?

(CNN)The woman who shot three people at YouTube headquarters in Northern California has been identified as Nasim Aghdam, two law enforcement sources told CNN.

cnn.com

The shooter is believed to have known at least one of the victims, two law enforcement officials told CNN.
The shooter’s motive was unclear, Barberini said, adding that it’s unclear whether the shooting was a domestic violence incident.

(more)

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Kragar  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:49:07pm

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹

I saw that report earlier, I wondered if this superseded it or was new info

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:49:59pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

Jack Posobiec

@JackPosobiec
Alyssa Milano pushes fake conspiracy theory that YouTube HQ shooter was inspiried by an NRA video


6:34 PM - Apr 3, 2018
156 156 Replies 482 482 Retweets 951 951 likes

What a surprise!! Posobiec completely misrepresents Milano’s comment. If you are a Trump supporter, the assumption must always be that you are totally dishonest and deceptive.

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:52:27pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:52:28pm

Jason Heap, who has a degree in theology from Oxford University, has been rejected a second time applying to be an atheist chaplain for the US Navy.

newsweek.com
(Goes to Newsweek magazine, with video and text)

Forty-five Republican representatives and twenty-two Republican senators sent letters to the Chief of Naval Operations (the top military officer in the US Navy) and the Secretary of the Navy (the civilian in charge of the Department of the Navy) urging his rejection. They claimed it would “fundamentally change the mission of the Chaplaincy Corps.” (Hint: no it wouldn’t.)

Mr. Heap had applied in 2013, but was rejected only a few days after the US Army accepted humanism as a religious position. He sued for discrimination from the Department of Defense.

The Secular Coalition for America noted that it was reprehensible for members of Congress to expend so much energy to insert themselves into the decision making processes of the US Navy.

That said, discrimination against atheists by conservatives and Christians is still alive and well in this country.

It is unclear whether he will seek a legal remedy to Republicans meddling in his accession as a chaplain.

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dangerman  Apr 3, 2018 • 8:58:24pm

re: #106 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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scottslemmons  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:00:28pm

FYI, today’s Google Doodle, for Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday, is excellent. :)

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Amory Blaine  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:01:03pm

Scott Walker is a typical conservative in Wisconsin. No class at all. Doesn’t congratulate the winner, spreads his conservafilth about angry leftists instead and then grifts his gullible base of fucktards for more money. Human garbage.

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sagehen  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:02:17pm

re: #38 Skip Intro

“Every word he says is a lie, including “and” and “the” said somebody famous about someone other than Trump.

Mary McCarthy said it about Lillian Hellman.

This led to a defamation suit, but Lillian died before it ever got to court and the case was dropped.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:03:27pm

Somebody be snooping cellular communications in DC. We better be Russian’ to find out who it is.

cnn.com

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sagehen  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:03:57pm

re: #49 calochortus

I suppose, if you want to call Mojave an urban area…

It will be, someday, when they build the spaceport.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:16:30pm

re: #116 scottslemmons

FYI, today’s Google Doodle, for Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday, is excellent. :)

Indeed. We can only try to hold back the tide of conservatism trying to reverse the gains since Ms. Angelou’s days of Jim Crow.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:17:08pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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By all means, keep framing this as an impending Blue Wave.

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:23:57pm
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retired cynic  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:25:48pm

re: #123 JordanRules

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I believe that is called buyer’s remorse.

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danarchy  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:29:10pm

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹

Jason Heap, who has a degree in theology from Oxford University, has been rejected a second time applying to be an atheist chaplain for the US Navy.

newsweek.com
(Goes to Newsweek magazine, with video and text)

Forty-five Republican representatives and twenty-two Republican senators sent letters to the Chief of Naval Operations (the top military officer in the US Navy) and the Secretary of the Navy (the civilian in charge of the Department of the Navy) urging his rejection. They claimed it would “fundamentally change the mission of the Chaplaincy Corps.” (Hint: no it wouldn’t.)

Mr. Heap had applied in 2013, but was rejected only a few days after the US Army accepted humanism as a religious position. He sued for discrimination from the Department of Defense.

The Secular Coalition for America noted that it was reprehensible for members of Congress to expend so much energy to insert themselves into the decision making processes of the US Navy.

That said, discrimination against atheists by conservatives and Christians is still alive and well in this country.

It is unclear whether he will seek a legal remedy to Republicans meddling in his accession as a chaplain.

I don’t really care if an atheist wants to be a chaplain, but wouldn’t an atheist chaplain just be another name for a therapist?

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:29:39pm

re: #124 retired cynic

I believe that is called buyer’s remorse.

Let us hope the trend continues. It is still unfortunate that there are 8 counties that went for Obama and then Trump and continue to support the conservative. On the other hand, we don’t know how much of this reflects continuing statewide voter suppression.

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:45:26pm
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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:46:55pm
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Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:48:51pm

I’ve made it through Dark Shadows episode 500. Only 745 to go.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 9:58:58pm

re: #125 danarchy

I don’t really care if an atheist wants to be a chaplain, but wouldn’t an atheist chaplain just be another name for a therapist?

The purpose of the Chaplaincy Corps is to provide “spiritual guidance” for those who ask for it, and emotional support for military members and their families.

The argument from Republicans is a humanist chaplain cannot provide spiritual support, claiming it would fundamentally change the mission of the corps.

This is incorrect. For example, there are a lot of Evangelicals in the Chaplain Corps. Say there is a Catholic who wishes to have the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick administered, or partake of the Eucharist while in hospital. This would be an inappropriate function for an Evangelical to fill (unless the Archdiocese of Military Services has approved that chaplain).

In that event, the Evangelical chaplain would find another chaplain who can perform those functions. (The same would apply to the Jewish chaplains or the Muslim chaplain in the Navy.)

A chaplain also provides simple human support. For example, when I was awaiting surgery at the Cheyenne VA, the Catholic chaplain came round to my bedside. Since he had a clipboard of all the patients he was to see that day, he knew I was an atheist.

He simply asked me if there was anything I wanted to talk about before surgery, or if there was any family or friends he could contact on my behalf.

That’s what chaplains do. The religious aspect of the job is a facet, but it is not the only facet.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:02:45pm

re: #114 Anymouse 🌹

Serious inquiry: What an exactly would an Atheist Chaplain do? Comfort and counsel sailors who do not hold a belief in God?

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KingKenrod  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:04:51pm

re: #129 Single-handed sailor

I’ve made it through Dark Shadows episode 500. Only 745 to go.

I made it into the 800’s back in the 90’s, when they were showing the series on Sci-Fi and I was in college. I would watch a pair of episodes every day between classes. They didn’t have the first 200 or so episodes then, but I’ve since watched those as well.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:08:19pm

re: #132 KingKenrod

I caught the first 300 back in 2012 on Netflix. I found the rest on Amazon Prime 2 months ago.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:08:58pm

re: #131 Eclectic Cyborg

Serious inquiry: What an exactly would an Atheist Chaplain do? Comfort and counsel sailors who do not hold a belief in God?

Didn’t realize this had already been asked. Thanks for the info, Anymouse.

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JordanRules  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:15:56pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:20:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:21:23pm

re: #131 Eclectic Cyborg

Serious inquiry: What an exactly would an Atheist Chaplain do? Comfort and counsel sailors who do not hold a belief in God?

Comfort and counsel everyone in the command. In addition, do the other things chaplains do, such as contact relatives, help service members with personal issues, &c. If the issue is of a religious nature that the chaplain cannot answer, that chaplain would do the same as my hypothetical Evangelical or Jew dealing with a Catholic (direct the person to someone who can help, or get that person).

As it turns out, atheists serve in the military in about the same percentage as they appear in the populace-at-large. Conservatives seem to think the military should be atheist-free (or at least atheists should be in the closet). Hence GHW Bush’s statement about atheists not being patriotic nor should they be citizens.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:23:28pm

re: #134 Eclectic Cyborg

Didn’t realize this had already been asked. Thanks for the info, Anymouse.

Essentially, the GOP reps and senators involved in putting political pressure on the Navy Department are trying to force the Navy to ignore I Amendment freedom of religion rights.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:25:47pm

re: #135 JordanRules

Grr… . back to being “rate-limited” from Twitter … can’t read the tweet series.

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Brian J.  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:26:41pm

One final piece of election news, and it too is good: Anchorage, Alaska has rejected a proposition to allow “any employer, public accommodation, or other person to establish and enforce sex-specific standards or policies concerning access to intimate facilities such as locker rooms, showers, changing rooms, and restrooms” by a 54-46 margin. In addition, Democratic Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has been handily reelected.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:38:15pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:46:37pm

My wife and I will be in Denver for an international conference from August 30 to September 3. The conference is in the Brown Palace Hotel. (The last time we went, in 2013, we stayed at a different, much cheaper hotel, though used the Brown Palace’s valet parking service. The valets all fought over the right to park our Smart car.)

This time we’ll be staying at the Brown Palace, as I spent all our money and hocked our house to get a room there. My wife, Chancellor of the Exchequer of Chez Tumbleweed, is scheduling my execution. /s

(She is trying to work the conference in with our planned road trip to Yukon. That’s pretty close to Denver.)

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 10:59:14pm

re: #129 Single-handed sailor

I’ve made it through Dark Shadows episode 500. Only 745 to go.

If you make it through the last hundred or so, it’ll be a miracle. The show ran out of gas around there.

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Cheechako  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:00:34pm

re: #140 Brian J.

The interesting part of the Anchorage election is that they are the first Alaska community to use mail-in ballots along with regular poling places. With a 23% turnout it seems like the effort was not very successful.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:01:44pm

re: #143 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

If you make it through the last hundred or so, it’ll be a miracle. The show ran out of gas around there.

My sister was a big fanatic of Dark Shadows when it first aired - she’d head straight for the television to catch it.

My grandmother eventually banned her from watching it because it caused her nightmares.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:01:46pm

re: #138 Ferdinand

From waaay downstairs: we have a new, very thick-shelled hatchling.

*waves hello *

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:03:24pm

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹

My sister was a big fanatic of Dark Shadows when it first aired - she’d head straight for the television to catch it.

My grandmother eventually banned her from watching it because it caused her nightmares.

I was in a similar situation — minus the nightmares. It was too campy to be nightmare-inducing.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:04:16pm

re: #144 Cheechako

The interesting part of the Anchorage election is that they are the first Alaska community to use mail-in ballots along with regular poling places. With a 23% turnout it seems like the effort was not very successful.

Hmmm.

Considering my state has routine 80%+ turnouts with the same system, that might reflect a couple things.

a) It might take some time to improve voter participation.
b) Conservative voter turnout was depressed (as it was in Wisconsin tonight).

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:05:46pm

re: #146 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

From waaay downstairs: we have a new, very thick-shelled hatchling.

Hi!

Question: Why is it called “downstairs” when such comments are always up my page? Does my computer display upside-down?

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Cheechako  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:20:00pm

re: #148 Anymouse 🌹

I’ll keep an eye out for any local analysis of the mail-in ballot situation and will report if I find anything. Mail-in ballots seem like a good system for Alaska with all our remote communities.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:20:05pm

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹

Charles layers posts one on top of the other, hence “downstairs”’refers to comments and discussions from a lower level.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:24:06pm

The Expanse s3 starts on Wednesday, April 11. Anticipation.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:24:15pm
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Cheechako  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:25:02pm

Just checked the Anchorage Daily News. Looks like there are many more ballots yet to be counted so the participation may increase.

High turnout in Anchorage’s first vote-by-mail election, with many ballots still to count

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:29:42pm

I’m off to bed … class in the morning.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:31:05pm

I made Cafe Du Monde beignets and cafe au lait with chicory this morning. It was difficult to keep the powdering pan stocked.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:31:51pm

re: #6 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The difference is, Nixon had enough self-awareness to resign before being impeached. The Donald will not resign; he will have to be impeached and convicted, and even then, he may not leave office peaceably. I wonder what will happen to this country if it comes to this.

30% will still believe that he was unjustly hounded out of office.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:35:32pm

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹

That was what was used to indicate previous threads when I got here. Who am I to question tradition?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:40:51pm

re: #125 danarchy

I don’t really care if an atheist wants to be a chaplain, but wouldn’t an atheist chaplain just be another name for a therapist?

one can be an atheist and still have questions relating to morality and faith, just from a non-believing perspective

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:42:15pm

re: #129 Single-handed sailor

I’ve made it through Dark Shadows episode 500. Only 745 to go.

I musta watched around 100-odd episodes back when I was a kid and it aired on ABC(?)

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Ferdinand  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:42:18pm

re: #146 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Heh. Thanks! I’ve been a hard core lurker so long I remember well the great Kerning episode of the aughts.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:42:50pm

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹

My sister was a big fanatic of Dark Shadows when it first aired - she’d head straight for the television to catch it.

My grandmother eventually banned her from watching it because it caused her nightmares.

yes, I also had nightmares over it

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:43:25pm

re: #160 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I musta watched around 100-odd episodes back when I was a kid and it aired on ABC(?)

Me too, and I hated it then but there was literally nothing else on TV at that time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:44:17pm

re: #163 Single-handed sailor

Me too, and I hated it then but there was literally nothing else on TV at that time.

certainly on daytime TV, cannot say that I ever watched any other soap opera

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 4, 2018 • 1:03:00am

re: #127 JordanRules

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Disturbing in light of what happened to Stephon Clarke. It gives police officers carte blanche to shoot first and ask questions much later.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 1:09:06am

re: #165 Patricia Kayden

Disturbing in light of what happened to Stephon Clarke. It gives police officers carte blanche to shoot first and ask questions much later.

This is another consequence of sending our police out to deal with a heavily armed populace in which they just about have to assume that any confrontation is potentially life-threatening.

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Kragar  Apr 4, 2018 • 1:21:15am

Current RWNJ talking point:

The shooter wasn’t a member of the NRA, rendering them perfectly innocent in every way, shape, and form.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 1:38:39am

re: #167 Kragar

Current RWNJ talking point:

The shooter wasn’t a member of the NRA, rendering them perfectly innocent in every way, shape, and form.

If the shooter had been Wayne LaPierre himself, they would have found a way to distance themselves…

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 4, 2018 • 1:39:36am

So, just watched s2e1 of Legion, WTF? I have to rewatch it cause wtf.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 2:26:13am

re: #129 Single-handed sailor

I’ve made it through Dark Shadows episode 500. Only 745 to go.

Why?

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 4, 2018 • 2:46:05am

re: #170 wheat-dogg

Why?

I look back at it as an amazing work of art. A story that took 435 hours to tell. They did this in 21 minute-a-day pieces, almost every weekday, for 6 years. There was little time for retakes, and bloopers abound. It is the Dr Who of daytime soaps.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 4, 2018 • 2:48:58am
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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:01:27am

re: #171 Single-handed sailor

I look back at it as an amazing work of art. A story that took 435 hours to tell. They did this in 21 minute-a-day pieces, almost every weekday, for 6 years. There was little time for retakes, and bloopers abound. It is the Dr Who of daytime soaps.

I ask because I remember it was on TV in the afternoons about the time I came home from school, but it never caught my attention. Maybe I watched one episode because kids at school were talking about Barnabas and how cool he was, but my reaction was: meh. Judging from the Wikipedia article, I would have been about 10 or 11 at the time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:03:03am

re: #173 wheat-dogg

I ask because I remember it was on TV in the afternoons about the time I came home from school, but it never caught my attention. Maybe I watched one episode because kids at school were talking about Barnabas and how cool he was, but my reaction was: meh. Judging from the Wikipedia article, I would have been about 10 or 11 at the time.

Then we are about the same age, I recall watching it with the neighborhood kids, we had a color set which made our place a big attraction.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:07:46am

on ISS HD LIVE feed I just saw an astronaut get in camera view. In other LIVE camera a video of Dragon docking. Would they have an EVA while docking a drone ship? Is it faked? I’m just asking questions….

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:17:33am

I’m glad I pulled all my money out of investments a while ago…

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Weaselone  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:20:02am

re: #166 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is another consequence of sending our police out to deal with a heavily armed populace in which they just about have to assume that any confrontation is potentially life-threatening.

1. Victim had a kitchen knife held to her side
2. Victim was not gesturing or making threatening movements
3. Victim was not near or approaching the officers
4. The person ostensibly protected by the shooting, testified that she did not feel threatened
5. The other officers did not open fire

This ruling pretty much confirms that an officer could shoot you through your window while you prepped dinner and get away with it. At the discretion of the officer, BBQing is now apparently a capital offense punishable by summary execution.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:20:19am

re: #176 Single-handed sailor

Bloomberg had live coverage of a press conference with the Chinese trade minister. China be pissed.

Briefing feed: bloomberg.com

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:32:12am

re: #176 Single-handed sailor

I’m glad I pulled all my money out of investments a while ago…

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minus 600 as I type this.

Yet 40%+ of Americans support the sh*tgibbon.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:33:28am

re: #177 Weaselone

1. Victim had a kitchen knife held to her side
2. Victim was not gesturing or making threatening movements
3. Victim was not near or approaching the officers
4. The person ostensibly protected by the shooting, testified that she did not feel threatened
5. The other officers did not open fire

This ruling pretty much confirms that an officer could shoot you through your window while you prepped dinner and get away with it. At the discretion of the officer, BBQing is now apparently a capital offense punishable by summary execution.

Granted, this particular case is an extreme one. I was referring to an overall climate that makes routine police work dangerous and leads to a mentality that sees threats where they do not exist.

The other issue is in the system of how police officers are investigated in such cases. A district attorney is accustomed to working regularly with police officers to obtain indictments and convictions; asking them to work against police is tantamount to a conflict of interest…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:34:20am

re: #179 Lupin

minus 600 as I type this.

Yet 40%+ of Americans support the sh*tgibbon.

they think that trade wars are winnable

they think that electing someone with no background in government or public service is a good thing

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:42:15am

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they think that trade wars are winnable

they think that electing someone with no background in government or public service is a good thing

re: #179 Lupin

minus 600 as I type this.

Yet 40%+ of Americans support the sh*tgibbon.

A global trade war could very well bring on another global recession, because of the snowballing effects. Bloomberg’s reporting emerging markets are especially hard hit.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:44:56am

re: #182 wheat-dogg

Though I would add that the scaling of this graph shows roughly a 20 point decline, or 1.7%. So, maybe not especially scary — yet.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:53:38am

re: #178 wheat-dogg

Bloomberg had live coverage of a press conference with the Chinese trade minister. China be pissed.

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Briefing feed: bloomberg.com

Begun, the Trade War has.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 3:58:37am
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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:00:47am

re: #182 wheat-dogg

A global trade war could very well bring on another global recession, because of the snowballing effects. Bloomberg’s reporting emerging markets are especially hard hit.

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I have about 50% of my assets invested in the US, but I would gladly lose half of it if it is what it takes to shake the dimwit electorate back to its senses, GRAPES OF WRATH redux.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:01:38am

re: #184 Targetpractice

Begun, the Trade War has.

Analysts in Hong Kong say this is just China firing a warning shot over Trump’s bow. If he knuckles under, a trade war may be averted. If he continues his bluster, the game is on.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:02:59am

re: #186 Lupin

I have about 50% of my assets invested in the US, but I would gladly lose half of it if it is what it takes to shake the dimwit electorate back to its senses, GRAPES OF WRATH redux.

The Republicans will find a way to blame it on Obama, or Hillary, or that surprised Easter Bunny standing next to the Sim-in-Chief and First Lady Sim.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:03:55am

re: #187 wheat-dogg

Analysts in Hong Kong say this is just China firing a warning shot over Trump’s bow. If he knuckles under, a trade war may be averted. If he continues his bluster, the game is on.

He won’t knuckle under, his ego won’t allow that to happen. He’ll take this announcement as the go signal to ratchet up the rhetoric and hit China with further tariffs. Perhaps even banning certain Chinese products altogether, with some bullshit argument about “safety concerns.”

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:05:15am

I don’t know if China or Trump will win that bout, but there’s a surefire winner in all this: Putin.

I can’t quite believe Caligula takes his orders direct from Putin, but honestly, if he was, how could he be more effective?

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:05:44am

So much winning

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:06:50am

re: #191 wheat-dogg

So much winning

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Every Republican who hitched their wagon to Wealthcare, figuring it would be the winning strategy in November, just shat a collective brick.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:06:58am

re: #189 Targetpractice

He won’t knuckle under, his ego won’t allow that to happen. He’ll take this announcement as the go signal to ratchet up the rhetoric and hit China with further tariffs. Perhaps even banning certain Chinese products altogether, with some bullshit argument about “safety concerns.”

I agree, and there is no one left in the White House to dissuade him from such a response.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:08:56am

re: #193 wheat-dogg

I agree, and there is no one left in the White House to dissuade him from such a response.

Trade wars have in the past often been the herald of real wars. Before 1914 the Germans became convinced that Britain and France would turn their Empires into protected areas restricting German exports. The decision by the US government to ban scrap metal being exported to Japan led to Pearl Harbour. A trade war is just like any war once the first shot is fired the law of unforseen consequences takes over.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:10:49am

Seems like just what Bannon wanted: burn the whole thing down, creative destruction.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:13:33am

re: #187 wheat-dogg

Analysts in Hong Kong say this is just China firing a warning shot over Trump’s bow. If he knuckles under, a trade war may be averted. If he continues his bluster, the game is on.

whatever happens, he will insist that he was the winner and his supporters will hit us with tons of bluster about how and why we won the war

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wheat-dogg  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:13:33am

re: #194 Lupin

Trade wars have in the past often been the herald of real wars. Before 1914 the Germans became convinced that Britain and France would turn their Empires into protected areas restricting German exports. The decision by the US government to ban scrap metal being exported to Japan led to Pearl Harbour. A trade war is just like any war once the first shot is fired the law of unforseen consequences takes over.

I’m just getting into The Wages of Destruction, but wasn’t a trade war also a cause of WWII as well?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:15:17am

re: #195 Barefoot Grin

Seems like just what Bannon wanted: burn the whole thing down, creative destruction.

The only Trump supporters I could begin to understand (although not at all agree with) were the ones who simply said that since the world economy was bound to collapse anyways, it was best to just elect Trump and get it over with so we can start rebuilding.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:19:30am

Though this was funny:

Facebook Post

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sagehen  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:21:32am

re: #194 Lupin

Trade wars have in the past often been the herald of real wars. Before 1914 the Germans became convinced that Britain and France would turn their Empires into protected areas restricting German exports. The decision by the US government to ban scrap metal being exported to Japan led to Pearl Harbour. A trade war is just like any war once the first shot is fired the law of unforseen consequences takes over.

It wasn’t the scrap metal so much as the blockade that kept fuel oil from getting to Japan; they have little or no fossil fuels of their own.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:28:08am

Scott Walker is nervous

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:28:27am

re: #200 sagehen

It wasn’t the scrap metal so much as the blockade that kept fuel oil from getting to Japan; they have little or no fossil fuels of their own.

That too; true.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:31:09am

re: #200 sagehen

It wasn’t the scrap metal so much as the blockade that kept fuel oil from getting to Japan; they have little or no fossil fuels of their own.

And they didn’t desire direct war with America, they just wanted to secure sufficient resources for their war in China. They knew that any war with the US was an economic one, that for every ship they sunk America would build 5 more. The attack on Pearl was about tipping the balance in favor of a negotiated peace. Adm. Yamamoto’s plan was to cripple the US Navy long enough for the Japanese Army to seize and dig in to most of the Pacific isles, making a negotiated peace preferable to a very long and bloody campaign to eject them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:31:26am

re: #200 sagehen

It wasn’t the scrap metal so much as the blockade that kept fuel oil from getting to Japan; they have little or no fossil fuels of their own.

I thought they were just after our White Women…

/

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:32:45am

China hints at reducing purchases of US treasuries.

bloomberg

The U.S. can’t afford to see weaker demand for its debt. With budget deficits rising in coming years because of the tax cuts, the Treasury will have to sell more securities.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:33:54am

re: #201 Dave In Austin

Scott Walker is nervous

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Scotty’s not simply nervous, he’s scared shitless. He’s watching the needle on his reelection chances edge down with each new Dem victory. Last night was the sound of the Fat Lady clearing her throat.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:34:04am

Christopher Balding, associate professor of business and economics at the HSBC Business School in Shenzhen, reckons China has a clear warning to America — back down over trade, or else…

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:36:06am

The moron in chief speaks:

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:36:26am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:36:42am
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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:36:49am

Sorry wrong embed there.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:37:42am

re: #207 Lupin

Christopher Balding, associate professor of business and economics at the HSBC Business School in Shenzhen, reckons China has a clear warning to America — back down over trade, or else…

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It’s a fair assessment, particularly if one believes Trump’s motivation behind the steel and aluminum tariffs is primarily to force China to the bargaining table. Beijing is making it clear that if there will be negotiations, it will be on their terms and not his. So he can either back down now or be forced into submission.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:41:51am

re: #210 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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I’ll agree to a point, humans can’t destroy the Earth. On a cosmic scale, even a full nuclear exchange would only render the planet uninhabitable for a short period. To paraphrase Ian Malcolm, life will find a way. Even if that means that all that remains are bacteria in thermal vents, life will continue and eventually the Earth will heal itself.

Humans? We’re not special, we could totally wipe ourselves out tomorrow and the planet will keep turning.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:50:27am

re: #213 Targetpractice

I’ll agree to a point, humans can’t destroy the Earth. On a cosmic scale, even a full nuclear exchange would only render the planet uninhabitable for a short period. To paraphrase Ian Malcolm, life will find a way. Even if that means that all that remains are bacteria in thermal vents, life will continue and eventually the Earth will heal itself.

Humans? We’re not special, we could totally wipe ourselves out tomorrow and the planet will keep turning.

There is only one being who can destroy Earth:

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jeffreyw  Apr 4, 2018 • 4:52:47am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:03:56am

The extremes of both sides of the issue are given to hyperbole: We’re not destroying the planet because humanity doesn’t possess control of that level of power, but we’re also not safe because some unknowable deity has some grand plan that we cannot hope to alter.

Our ability to alter our environment to ensure habitability for our species is dependent on science and engineering, the very realms that also give us the ability to understand that our actions are having a net negative effect on the long-term habitability of the planet. Enforcing ignorance in favor of religious dogma is not going to make the problem go away, it’s just going to shorten the period of time we have before we alter our habitat so severely that we cannot sustain it.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:13:43am
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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:15:41am

re: #217 Dave In Austin

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Hence why not a single Republican is pointing out that the USPS’ debt is due to their own efforts to starve it to death via mandates to “prefund” pension and healthcare benefits.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:24:01am

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:32:30am

I’m still getting a laugh out of wingnuts celebrating about Mueller’s filing saying Trump isn’t a “target” but a “subject.” Particularly considering they spent the better part of two years arguing if you were in any way associated with a criminal investigation, you were under investigation for criminal acts.

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I cannot.  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:42:33am

Day before Easter, management scheduled 2 people. On almost any Saturday, and almost any day before a holiday, we have three. Day before Easter was both, and it almost caused me to have a seizure.

I left a somewhat…annoyed note with management, nothing harsher than “The scheduling almost caused me to have a seizure”.

Management pulled me aside to yell at me, telling me I need to learn to handle my stress better if it causes me to have seizures, among other bullshit.

Isn’t mass market retail awesome?

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:44:38am

re: #220 Targetpractice

I’m still getting a laugh out of wingnuts celebrating about Mueller’s filing saying Trump isn’t a “target” but a “subject.” Particularly considering they spent the better part of two years arguing if you were in any way associated with a criminal investigation, you were under investigation for criminal acts.

No target not a target you’re the target

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:45:50am

re: #178 wheat-dogg

Bloomberg had live coverage of a press conference with the Chinese trade minister. China be pissed.

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Briefing feed: bloomberg.com

Waiting for China to play their “Trump” Card—refusing to buy any more US Treasury securities to finance the Republican red ink.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:48:39am

re: #122 Mike Lamb

By all means, keep framing this as an impending Blue Wave.

This is a tactic that I don’t understand. Why do people who are against something; like Walker is against a Blue Wave, link in a twitter thread for something that is Pro Blue Wave? Is it something that I am missing in the social media thing, or is it just dumbassery?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:48:55am

argle bargle

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:49:15am

re: #223 Joe Bacon 🌹

Waiting for China to play their “Trump” Card—refusing to buy any more US Treasury securities to finance the Republican red ink.

If that happens, then the stock market will resemble the death plunge of the Titanic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:50:49am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:51:18am

re: #205 Lupin

China hints at reducing purchases of US treasuries.

bloomberg

The U.S. can’t afford to see weaker demand for its debt. With budget deficits rising in coming years because of the tax cuts, the Treasury will have to sell more securities.

This is what I’ve been predicting. The next step—China dumps their Treasury notes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:52:03am
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Amory Blaine  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:52:07am

re: #205 Lupin

China hints at reducing purchases of US treasuries.

bloomberg

The U.S. can’t afford to see weaker demand for its debt. With budget deficits rising in coming years because of the tax cuts, the Treasury will have to sell more securities.

We can just convert to bitcoins.
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:53:48am

re: #210 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Oh, them Pulpit Pimps in for a nasty awakening when their dreams of an Ayn Randian Laissez Fairyland go up in smoke…

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:54:51am

re: #231 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh, them Pulpit Pimps in for a nasty awakening when their dreams of an Ayn Randian Laissez Fairyland go up in smoke…

They’ll just move on to the next step: Raiding SS and Medicare for funds, labeling such “reform.”

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:56:58am

re: #230 Amory Blaine

We can just convert to bitcoins.
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Or twinkies.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:56:58am

re: #225 Backwoods_Sleuth

argle bargle

Thought it had been at least a day since the yam fear mongered about immigration and the border.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:58:45am

re: #232 Targetpractice

They’ll just move on to the next step: Raiding SS and Medicare for funds, labeling such “reform.”

And the brainwashed marks will continue to vote Republican because their Pulpit Pimps will tell them to blame Obama.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:59:27am

Finally did that Facebook political thing. Liberal. Yep that describes me pretty well as I identify as a moderate liberal.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 5:59:49am

re: #225 Backwoods_Sleuth

argle bargle

So, “Congress” must change these laws NOW, but “he” will be taking action today.

These tweets from Fox and Friends don’t make any sense.

/

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:00:22am

re: #221 I cannot.

Day before Easter, management scheduled 2 people. On almost any Saturday, and almost any day before a holiday, we have three. Day before Easter was both, and it almost caused me to have a seizure.

I left a somewhat…annoyed note with management, nothing harsher than “The scheduling almost caused me to have a seizure”.

Management pulled me aside to yell at me, telling me I need to learn to handle my stress better if it causes me to have seizures, among other bullshit.

Isn’t mass market retail awesome?

The only management practice at my last two jobs more frustrating has been blatant favoritism in scheduling. Namely the one employee who is constantly taking time off, not for family or medical reasons, but because management never denies their requests. The result so often was everybody else getting worked to death to fill in the gaps in the schedule, stoking resentment towards that employee in particular and management in general. Particularly when the holidays come around and that employee suddenly disappears to attend family functions, while the rest of us consider ourselves lucky if we draw a schedule that allows us a few hours with family between shifts.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:01:07am

I watched Dr. Shrinker and Scooby Doo after school.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:01:15am

re: #225 Backwoods_Sleuth

Our Border Laws are very weak while those of Mexico & Canada are very strong

Can you be more specific? Which laws?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:01:57am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:02:23am

re: #128 JordanRules

The replies to that Tweet are batshit insane.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:02:29am

Daft mole creature pulled out from his lair Wilbur Ross squawks on CNBC:

China’s tariffs “amount to about three-tenths of a percent of our GDP. So, it’s hardly a life-threatening activity. It’s relatively proportionate to the tariffs we put on based on the intellectual property.

It’s like that scene from BLAZING SADDLES where the Sheriff holds himself hostage by threatening to shoot that n***.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:03:42am

re: #243 Lupin

Daft mole creature pulled out from his lair Wilbur Ross squawks on CNBC:

It’s like that scene from BLAZING SADDLES where the Sheriff holds himself hostage by threatening to shoot that n***.

It’s the part in the movie where the overconfident villain convinces himself that he’s in the clear because there’s no possible way that things can get any worse for him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:05:35am
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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:06:27am

re: #242 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The replies to that Tweet are batshit insane.

From people telling us not to politicize all the school shootings, no doubt.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:06:30am

re: #244 Targetpractice

It’s the part in the movie where the overconfident villain convinces himself that he’s in the clear because there’s no possible way that things can get any worse for him.

Trump is good simile of Governor Le Petomane. And Jared is Hedley Lamarr?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:06:34am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:08:57am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Because higher priced consumer goods don’t impact those out of touch assholes. Fox and Friends is basically a jack off Trump show and tell him he’s great.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:08:59am

re: #125 danarchy

I don’t really care if an atheist wants to be a chaplain, but wouldn’t an atheist chaplain just be another name for a therapist?

They were essentially counselors. When I talked to them, religion wasn’t brought up. It was more of a therapy type thing.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:09:52am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If I though for a moment that Trump’s “base” had two brain cells between them, I’d hope that this would wake them up to the fact that they’d been duped and these jackasses are celebrating their impending economic doom.

But I don’t, so I’m convinced that that “base” will instead nod along and assure themselves that this trade war is actually “good” for them as it wipes out their Wealthcare “raises” and potentially their jobs in the coming months.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:10:42am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tomorrow on immigration:
1) “I love that he’s doing this”
2) “I support President Trump’s hard stand”
3) “He is good at this. He is great at this.”
4) “The president is on your side”

Friday on transgender military ban:

1) “I love that he’s doing this”
2) “I support President Trump’s hard stand”
3) “He is good at this. He is great at this.”
4) “The president is on your side”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:11:32am
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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:12:23am

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wilbur Ross responds to Chinese retaliatory tariffs: “I’m a little surprised that Wall Street is surprised” axios.com

— Axios

Ross: “What is a ‘tariff’, anyway? This reminds me of a funny story I heard the other day….”

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:13:05am

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Erick, Son of Erick makes (effectively) same argument that was made for every guy that Trump shitcanned via Twitter on a Friday afternoon. It didn’t save a single on of their asses.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:13:27am

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

“If Trump fires Pruitt the terrorists win.”

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:15:03am

re: #252 Sir John Barron

Tomorrow on immigration:
1) “I love that he’s doing this”
2) “I support President Trump’s hard stand”
3) “He is good at this. He is great at this.”
4) “The president is on your side”

Friday on transgender military ban:

1) “I love that he’s doing this”
2) “I support President Trump’s hard stand”
3) “He is good at this. He is great at this.”
4) “The president is on your side”

“But enough from us. Let’s get an alternative view. Newt?”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:15:27am

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Remember when Erick acted like he was anti Trump and putting country above ideology. That was a hoot. Pruitt is corrupt. He should go. And Erick you asshole, “the left” is part of this country too. We breathe the same air that Pruitt is trying to make more acceptable for big corps to pollute.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:16:03am
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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:17:15am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Trump’s trade war is going over like a lead balloon as people are just beginning to realize what a cockup this whole thing is for flyover country.

$50 billion in tariffs are being waved off by none other than Commerce Secretary and wannabe Dr. Evil henchman Wilbur Ross, who thinks people wont notice that their products are suddenly a lot more expensive and that they wont be able to sell their goods overseas because they’re now a lot more expensive compared to goods from other countries.

This hits products like farm goods particularly hard, and that’s on top of the tariffs Trump imposed on imported steel and aluminum. Ross said at that time that people wouldn’t notice a few hundred bucks more in the cost of a car (which would wipe out whatever tax scam gain you were being misled to believe you got).

The majority of Americans are seeing little gain from the tax scam, and that’s even if you set up your withholding perfectly. Throw in higher health care costs, and the odds are you’d never notice the change.

Also, Trump continues attacking Amazon. It’s everything Trump isn’t. Bezos is successful without having inherited his real estate fortune. He’s far richer than Trump ever inflated his worth to be, and now owns the WaPo, which is doing serious investigative journalism into Trumpworld criminality.

That’s why Trump is lying nonstop about what Amazon is doing and why he is claiming that the company is fleecing the government (it isn’t).

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:19:28am

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Gee Mitch, maybe if you actually listened to the candidate you supported.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:21:43am

re: #260 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Trump’s trade war is going over like a lead balloon as people are just beginning to realize what a cockup this whole thing is for flyover country.

$50 billion in tariffs are being waved off by none other than Commerce Secretary and wannabe Dr. Evil henchman Wilbur Ross, who thinks people wont notice that their products are suddenly a lot more expensive and that they wont be able to sell their goods overseas because they’re now a lot more expensive compared to goods from other countries.

This hits products like farm goods particularly hard, and that’s on top of the tariffs Trump imposed on imported steel and aluminum. Ross said at that time that people wouldn’t notice a few hundred bucks more in the cost of a car (which would wipe out whatever tax scam gain you were being misled to believe you got).

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Bezos also provides a product everyone uses from my niece to my grandmother. Trump and Ross are out of touch. That should be part of the ads this November and beyond.

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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:22:16am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

Gee Mitch, maybe if you actually listened to the candidate you supported.

Still supports.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:24:12am

re: #263 MsJ

Still supports.

For sure. And calling him candidate works too.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:25:07am

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hey Mitch, if you’re so worried about the negative effects of tariffs, then how’s about you and Zombie-eyed Granny Starver call a pow-wow in Congress and…I don’t know…pass legislation to limit or bar the White House from levying tariffs? Just a thought, but that piece of parchment you lot wipe your asses with regularly does say the power to levy taxes is in your ball court, not Trump’s.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:25:53am

re: #265 Targetpractice

Hey Mitch, if you’re so worried about the negative effects of tariffs, then how’s about you and Zombie-eyed Granny Starver call a pow-wow in Congress and…I don’t know…pass legislation to limit or bar the White House from levying tariffs? Just a thought, but that piece of parchment you lot wipe your asses with regularly does say the power to levy taxes is in your ball court, not Trump’s.

Yep.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:27:16am

An objective observer might suppose Trump is actually trying to undermine the American economy given all the counter productive decisions and being beholden to an enemy on the world stage.

But is there are any of those they are likely orbiting the planet in a starship spending their days ROFL.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:28:46am

California and Amazon are two bright spots on the economy, coal is literally a drag on the economy.

Yet Trump picks fights mainly with the best of us, and allies with the worst.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:29:42am

re: #267 Unshaken Defiance

An objective observer might suppose Trump is actually trying to undermine the American economy given all the counter productive decisions and being beholden to an enemy on the world stage.

But is there are any of those they are likely orbiting the planet in a starship spending their days ROFL.

It does make you wonder. Eventually his mismanagement is going to fuck us. And tbh I don’t ever want to be lectured by conservatives again about their “superior knowledge” of economics or why we should just run the country like a business and how we need more businessmen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:30:12am

*THUD*

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:30:22am

re: #268 Unshaken Defiance

California and Amazon are two bright spots on the economy, coal is literally a drag on the economy.

Yet Trump picks fights mainly with the best of us, and allies with the worst.

The bottom describes him perfectly man.

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:32:01am

Trump’s ignorance knows no bounds (nor does his lies). These are two tweets from today - separated by nearly two hours:

That’s not how any of this works. Trade war will cost consumers more and it wont show up in the trade balance. We buy more stuff from China than we sell to them because it’s cheaper to buy crap from them. Trump knows this. Why? Because he has his own clothing line made in China and imported to the US instead of having it made in the US. He wanted to pocket the profits.

Ivanka does the same thing. Her crap is made overseas, and she’s been slapped with infringement suits over designs that she took from other manufacturers to boot (literally - the claims are on shoes she’s branded).

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:32:38am

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

*THUD*

Just borrow from Russia, right, Trump?!

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:33:03am

re: #267 Unshaken Defiance

An objective observer might suppose Trump is actually trying to undermine the American economy given all the counter productive decisions and being beholden to an enemy on the world stage.

But is there are any of those they are likely orbiting the planet in a starship spending their days ROFL.

Hanlon’s razor applies here: This elderly “businessman” has risen way above his level of competency and responded by elevating others like him to a level of power they are in no way prepared to wield with any level of expertise. And as this “businessman” has spent much of his recent professional life being walled off from the actual running of his business, he thinks that his “experience” in business translates 1:1 to diplomacy. Mix in a liberal helping of a man believing his own bullshit and getting no negative feedback and you adequately explain why he thinks he can “win” a trade war with one of our largest trading partners.

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:33:46am
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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:35:02am
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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:35:07am

re: #273 Belafon

Just borrow from Russia, right, Trump?!

I said earlier (#190) Putin is the big winner here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:35:16am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:35:45am

By the time enough voters realize this, FNC and thus Trump will just blame Obama.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:35:56am

re: #193 wheat-dogg

I agree, and there is no one left in the White House to dissuade him from such a response.

Morning!

There may not be anyone in the White House, but there is a Republican dominated Congress.

Where are they?

Remember when Republicans were all about let business be business: laissez faire?

Remember when Republicans were tough on Russia?

Remember when we had actual Republicans?

They (the ones that call themselves Republicans)are all sitting on their thumbs and not saying anything. They are not representing their business interests, they are not protecting this country from Russian influence.

And there is more, but business and foreign affairs are the biggest issues right now and the entire membership of Republicans in Congress are silent.

They aren’t reigning in Trump. They aren’t trying to sell this crap to their constituents. They aren’t doing anything.

And as we all have discussed, there has got to be a reason for that.

Note: I have always been moderate. I am in no way a Republican…just an interested observer that has no clue what the hell is going on. I am like a lot of us here at LGF. Us elder members have never seen politics like this. WTF???

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:36:40am

The Dow Jones industrial average has fallen by 480 points at the start of trading, as 2% was swiftly wiped off the benchmark index.

The S&P 500 index (which includes more companies than the Dow) and the tech-heavy Nasdaq index are also sliding

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:37:07am

To shorten my previous post, Trump is applying his “business experience” here, namely thinking if he bargains from a position of “strength,” then the other side will either meet him halfway or even concede ground to him. He doesn’t quite get that China’s the one with our balls in a vice and they can turn the handle as hard and often as they like.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:37:26am

re: #195 Barefoot Grin

Seems like just what Bannon wanted: burn the whole thing down, creative destruction.

No one can live in a smoking ruin. Even a disheveled pig like Bannon.

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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:38:47am

re: #282 Targetpractice

To shorten my previous post, Trump is applying his “business experience” here, namely thinking if he bargains from a position of “strength,” then the other side will either meet him halfway or even concede ground to him. He doesn’t quite get that China’s the one with our balls in a vice and they can turn the handle as hard and often as they like.

To him, “strength” is force and manipulation and cajoling people into doing what he wants. He doesn’t negotiate, he threatens and bullies. There’s a big difference and one he does not get.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:38:51am

re: #239 Amory Blaine

I watched Dr. Shrinker and Scooby Doo after school.

If you wanna see Jay Robinson (Dr. Shrinker) in his greatest villainous role, check out Three The Hard Way. He’s great.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:39:44am

The other thing to bear in mind is, in this battle between two political cultures, the Chinese are better suited to weather a trade war. Xi can clamp down on dissent and demand way more of the people than Trump could ever hope to achieve. Plus he’s not sweating midterm elections that could further weaken his power base.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:40:28am

re: #280 ObserverArt

I remember when we thought our own “oligarchs” would take Trump down when/if he threatened business interests. Now I worry they just diversify globally and configure insider traded investments make their gains on the damages done to this economy. Rich get richer.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:40:57am

re: #286 Targetpractice

The other thing to bear in mind is, in this battle between two political cultures, the Chinese are better suited to weather a trade war. Xi can clamp down on dissent and demand way more of the people than Trump could ever hope to achieve. Plus he’s not sweating midterm elections that could further weaken his power base.

Additionally, Xi doesn’t have a Wilbur Ross.

The more Wilbur Ross speaks, the more US market tanks.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:41:15am

re: #280 ObserverArt

The Trumpite base has the rest of the GOP scared to death. If they act to rein him in - or even hold him accountable - the base will turn on them in a heartbeat and they’ll be voted out in an electoral rout.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:41:36am

GTG work calls.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:41:51am

re: #287 Unshaken Defiance

I remember when we thought our own “oligarchs” would take Trump down when/if he threatened business interests. Now I worry they just diversify globally and configure insider traded investments make their gains on the damages done to this economy. Rich get richer.

How naive. They’re probably shorting the US right now.

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:43:18am

re: #286 Targetpractice

The other thing to bear in mind is, in this battle between two political cultures, the Chinese are better suited to weather a trade war. Xi can clamp down on dissent and demand way more of the people than Trump could ever hope to achieve. Plus he’s not sweating midterm elections that could further weaken his power base.

I think that is old school thinking. Allowing people to have more freedom tends to make them want to have more of it. See the Berlin wall.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:43:20am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

The Trumpite base has the rest of the GOP scared to death. If they act to rein him in - or even hold him accountable - the base will turn on them in a heartbeat and they’ll be voted out in an electoral rout.

They’re in a political Catch-22 due to their own gerrymandering: The political atmosphere has made it impossible to win in November by staying tied to Trump, but to win they need their base who demand absolute loyalty to Trump.

Every Republican who campaigns this spring on how good their relationship with Trump is will see those statements used against them this fall.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:43:35am

Re: Amazon

It’s quite amusing to hear self-professed free-market capitalist Conservatives attacking Amazon with socialistic ideas.

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:44:27am
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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:46:04am

re: #282 Targetpractice

To shorten my previous post, Trump is applying his “business experience” here, namely thinking if he bargains from a position of “strength,” then the other side will either meet him halfway or even concede ground to him. He doesn’t quite get that China’s the one with our balls in a vice and they can turn the handle as hard and often as they like.

There is a limit to how far they will go, but they are not operating from a position of weakness, not where Trump thinks they are. We will be hurt at least as much as they are.

Trade deficits are too complicated for most people, and Trump’s far dumber than most people. I mean, most people don’t understand that part of our trade deficit is due to the fact that our currency is the world currency. That alone makes the dollar more expensive than it would otherwise be. Imagine trying to get Trump to understand that.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:46:19am

re: #292 Shropshire Slasher

I think that is old school thinking. Allowing people to have more freedom tends to make them want to have more of it. See the Berlin wall.

Well, if we’re to use Cold War analogies, then this is a race to see who hits bottom first. Based upon the present political climates in both nations, Trump’s going to crash and burn long before Xi.

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:48:09am

re: #297 Targetpractice

Who needs who more?

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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:48:50am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

The Trumpite base has the rest of the GOP scared to death. If they act to rein him in - or even hold him accountable - the base will turn on them in a heartbeat and they’ll be voted out in an electoral rout.

They are going to be anyway. Republicans will not fare well in 2018 and if trump is still around in 2020, they will lose then, too.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:49:27am

re: #298 Shropshire Slasher

Who needs who more?

It’s not generally a good idea to go to war with the guy who’s financing your debt.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:49:52am

re: #294 GlutenFreeJesus

Re: Amazon

It’s quite amusing to hear self-professed free-market capitalist Conservatives attacking Amazon with socialistic ideas.

“Taxes are theft except when applied to companies who own newspapers that print critical things of Dear Leader”.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:50:04am

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Also not good for wife’s family’s businesses.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:51:08am

re: #292 Shropshire Slasher

I think that is old school thinking. Allowing people to have more freedom tends to make them want to have more of it. See the Berlin wall.

I think you’re missing some of the more recent clampdowns China has done. Consider they just made Xi the president for life. They want the money of capitalism without the hassle of Democracy.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:53:15am

Hey, maybe scotch prices will come down!

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JordanRules  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:55:06am
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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:56:18am

He’s really not very good at this.

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:57:29am

re: #300 Targetpractice

US debt is pretty safe, if there is a sell off, what would they invest in?

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:58:14am

re: #306 makeitstop

He’s really not very good at this.

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“Let them eat steel!”

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:59:12am

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

Translation of Senator Yertle’s statement: I know I should oppose Trump’s actions because they are bad for the country but the people who support him would throw me out of office in the next election.

So I’ll speak hypothetically so I can disavow it later.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:59:24am

re: #307 Shropshire Slasher

US debt is pretty safe, if there is a sell off, what would they invest in?

Why does there have to be a sell-off? Simply slowing down the purchasing of treasuries would hurt us when we’re spending like drunken sailors. They don’t have to call in our debt, they can just stop lending us money or cut back on how much they lend.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 6:59:29am

re: #298 Shropshire Slasher

Who needs who more?

One of the reasons we were able to outlast the Soviets was we were in a much stronger financial position than they were. The policies of Republicans over the last 40 years have eroded that foundation. Notice that our recessions are getting deeper and lasting longer. A trade war with them will hurt us a lot.

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:00:57am

re: #311 Belafon

Might be cheaper then to make the stuff here.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:05:48am

re: #312 Shropshire Slasher

Might be cheaper then to make the stuff here.

Cheaper for whom? Manufacturing moved to foreign locales because, after the costs of importing were figured in, the on-shelf cost was lower than domestic sources. Thus consumers bought more, which fed the demand for foreign made goods over domestic ones.

You’re not going to magically make domestic goods competitive by raising the cost of foreign ones.

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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:08:31am
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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:08:31am

re: #313 Targetpractice

You’re not going to magically make domestic goods competitive by raising the cost of foreign ones.

I didn’t know that.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:10:23am

Spotify’s IPO occurs at the worst possible time in a decade.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:10:26am

re: #299 MsJ

They are going to be anyway. Republicans will not fare well in 2018 and if trump is still around in 2020, they will lose then, too.

always the optimist…

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:11:50am

re: #313 Targetpractice

Cheaper for whom? Manufacturing moved to foreign locales because, after the costs of importing were figured in, the on-shelf cost was lower than domestic sources. Thus consumers bought more, which fed the demand for foreign made goods over domestic ones.

You’re not going to magically make domestic goods competitive by raising the cost of foreign ones.

Nor do these countries have to bother with costly and invasive government health, safety and environmental regulations, helps keep prices down…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:12:34am

re: #316 Dr. Matt

Spotify is IPO occurs at the worst possible time in a decade.

At least it has little to do with Chinese imports/exports

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:14:25am

re: #303 Belafon

They’ll probably get it.

Capitalism, as we understand it, doesn’t care for democracy at all. Democracy give power to those the business community don’t believe should have power.

As John Ralston Saul notes, “Capitalism was content under Hitler, happy under Mussolini, very happy under Franco and delirious under General Pinochet.” China, despite its Marxist trappings, is now simply an old fashioned dictatorship, and so it is ‘great for business’.

That’s what Trump and the GOP want the US to be like. Great for business even if a lot of people have to die.

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BlueSpotinAL  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:17:18am

re: #236 HappyWarrior

Finally did that Facebook political thing. Liberal. Yep that describes me pretty well as I identify as a moderate liberal.

I did the Facebook ads thing - conservative. My family and friends were amused.

I think Facebook is sending me conservative ads to “own the libs”.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:17:43am

Also note that Beijing is targeting things that they want more than they need, while the very first tariff Trump levied was upon something that we need. Beijing slapped tariffs on items like soy beans, ethanol, pork, and wines. To US consumers that might seem like a “good” thing because it will mean greater supplies and thus lower prices here at home. But the reality is that driving down prices is going to hurt the people who relied upon those exports to China to keep prices steady in the US.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:18:53am

re: #321 BlueSpotinAL

I did the Facebook ads thing - conservative. My family and friends were amused.

I think Facebook is sending me conservative ads to “own the libs”.

Mine was “very liberal.” I wonder if my posting the story about midwifes and home abortions pushed it over the top.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:19:49am

re: #322 Targetpractice

Also note that Beijing is targeting things that they want more than they need, while the very first tariff Trump levied was upon something that we need. Beijing slapped tariffs on items like soy beans, ethanol, pork, and wines. To US consumers that might seem like a “good” thing because it will mean greater supplies and thus lower prices here at home. But the reality is that driving down prices is going to hurt the people who relied upon those exports to China to keep prices steady in the US.

people who relied on those exports for jobs…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:23:47am

re: #246 Sir John Barron

From people telling us not to politicize all the school shootings, no doubt.

Yes, they do mock David Hogg, but there’s talk of MK-Ultra, and the conspiracy nuts mistake the incorrect early reporting for a narrative that’s falling apart, and think that the police are in on it.

People want to feel smart and important, and being a conspiracy nut is easier than college and grad school.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:23:57am

If China decided to dump its T-bills or bonds on the open market, even $1.1 Trillion in T-bills isn’t too bad compared to the average daily volume of T-bill trading which is I think around $500 Billion. (Forex volumes are I think on the order of $200+ Billion per hour, the majority (85%+) of that being in US$.) Dumping those T-bills on the market would lose China lots of money, because it would force down the price of T-bills. The US would love that, as it would reduces the interest it has to pay. However the other owners of T-bills wouldn’t like that .

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:24:54am

And now there’s this…

Handing the fucking store over to Putin. Stupid son of a bitch.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:27:17am

Each of the 30 blue-chip companies which makes up the Dow has fallen into the red, -2% etc. Every sector of the S&P 500 has also fallen.

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:27:52am

The Republican Playbook:
-Destroy the U.S. economy
-Blame it on illegals
-Get elected/reelected
-rinse, repeat

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:29:00am
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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:29:28am

re: #307 Shropshire Slasher

US debt is pretty safe, if there is a sell off, what would they invest in?

Soybeans? :-)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:29:43am
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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:30:00am

re: #327 makeitstop

And now there’s this…

Handing the fucking store over to Putin. Stupid son of a bitch.

Bet ya $5 that he thinks he can put those troops on the Mexico border.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:30:03am

re: #329 DodgerFan1988

The Republican Playbook:
-Destroy the U.S. economy
-Blame it on illegals
-Get elected/reelected
-rinse, repeat

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So, I guess the United States of America will be Trump’s seventh bankruptcy then?

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Dr. Matt  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:30:41am

Dick’s sporting goods and healthcare are trading in the green right now.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:30:50am

re: #307 Shropshire Slasher

US debt is pretty safe, if there is a sell off, what would they invest in?

You know there are other countries, right? I’m sure Africa would love that money.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:31:00am

re: #329 DodgerFan1988

The Republican Playbook:
-Destroy the U.S. economy
-Blame it on illegals
-Get elected/reelected
-rinse, repeat

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Happy people are much less vulnerable to destructive religion than people who are frightened and hungry. Is anyone surprised that the radicalized-right is OK with trashing the economy?

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:31:31am

We can “win” a trade war in the same manner we could “win” a nuclear war with them: By taking less damage than them. But either way, you’re still standing atop an ash heap amidst burning wreckage.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:32:42am

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

*THUD*

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Hey Sleuth…did you get through the storms last evening?

This morning I found out Grove City, a Columbus southern suburb, is looking for the NWS to determine if they did have a tornado. Lots of damage, power poles down, etc. It was a mild one if they find one did touch down.

This morning there are flooded streets all over the area. People on the southern edge of the county have many electric outages. And the wind is still nuts. It’s got to be a constant 25 MPH out there with 40 MPH gusts and the temps are going down.

What a start to spring! Ugh.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:33:04am

Today Putin has succeeded in detaching Turkey from the US orbit & dragging it into its own sphere.

Straits Times

A major geopolitical win for Russia, all facilitated by the orange caligula. Yoiu just took another hit in the cojones.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:38:59am

re: #327 makeitstop

And now there’s this…

Handing the fucking store over to Putin. Stupid son of a bitch.

What’s that about ceding power to Russia?

There are about 2,000 U.S. troops there, advising and assisting local proxy forces and directing U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State forces. Trump described that mission as “close to 100 percent” accomplished, while Votel said that “well over 90 percent” of Syria had been “liberated” from the militants, even as “the situation continues to become more and more complex” and “other underlying challenges” become more apparent.

Among those challenges are the need to stabilize areas cleared of militants to prevent their reappearance, to forge a political solution that will end Syria’s civil war without ceding power to Russia and Iran, and resolving U.S. difficulties with neighboring Turkey.

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electrotek  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:39:08am

Have Trump supporters started calling for war against Iran now in response to the YouTube shooting?

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:40:01am

re: #272 lawhawk

Trump’s ignorance knows no bounds (nor does his lies). These are two tweets from today - separated by nearly two hours:

I think it is now beyond ignorance.

We have an angry old man that is losing his facilities and he is lashing out at everything he has hated in his miserable life. And he has no idea what he said or did ten minutes ago. He’s sick. No one seems to want to admit it.

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:41:03am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:42:19am

re: #343 ObserverArt

I think it is now beyond ignorance.

We have an angry old man that is losing his facilities and he is lashing out at everything he has hated in his miserable life. And he has no idea what he said or did ten minutes ago. He’s sick. No one seems to want to admit it.

We needed to look into US trade policy as it was not benefiting American workers.

We needed to reform immigration policy as it was leading to abuses and excesses and not benefiting Americans in the long run as it was being conducted.

So we let a fellow come in and totally screw things up for us in the name of Doing Something Decisive that Shows Short-Term Changes.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:43:01am

re: #339 ObserverArt

Hey Sleuth…did you get through the storms last evening?

This morning I found out Grove City, a Columbus southern suburb, is looking for the NWS to determine if they did have a tornado. Lots of damage, power poles down, etc. It was a mild one if they find one did touch down.

This morning there are flooded streets all over the area. People on the southern edge of the county have many electric outages. And the wind is still nuts. It’s got to be a constant 25 MPH out there with 40 MPH gusts and the temps are going down.

What a start to spring! Ugh.

Spring? It’s freezing cold here, which really sucks because I’ve been sick since Sunday, and am cold most of the time this week even in warm places. I’ve been coughing up lung, and crawling into bed right when I get home from work. Sucks with Skyrim VR waiting to be played.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:43:15am

re: #327 makeitstop

And now there’s this…

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Handing the fucking store over to Putin. Stupid son of a bitch.

Iraq was in a far better place than Syria is today when Dubya negotiated the removal of US combat troops. Yet if you ask any wingnut today, the decision was totally Obama’s and thus he “abandoned” Iraq to ISIS.

Something tells me when ISIS experiences a resurgence, those same wingnuts are not gonna blame Donny for “abandoning” Syria.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:43:16am

re: #344 makeitstop

In with the obligatory “What’s in the picture?”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:43:37am

re: #345 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We needed to look into US trade policy as it was not benefiting American workers.

We needed to reform immigration policy as it was leading to abuses and excesses and not benefiting Americans in the long run as it was being conducted.

So we let a fellow come in and totally screw things up for us in the name of Doing Something Decisive that Shows Short-Term Changes.

That’s what CEOs are for.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:43:51am

New video from Alice Francis:

Alice Francis - Beautiful Pain (Official Video)

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:44:28am

re: #347 Targetpractice

This also has a lot to do with Turkey, as pointed out above. What’s going to happen when Turkey pulls out of NATO?

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:44:31am

re: #348 Belafon

In with the obligatory “What’s in the picture?”

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:46:41am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

The Trumpite base has the rest of the GOP scared to death. If they act to rein him in - or even hold him accountable - the base will turn on them in a heartbeat and they’ll be voted out in an electoral rout.

That may be. But they way it looks, they may well be voted out by their inaction. Some of those voting them out will be their own combined with the “Blue Wave” of the angry left.

Maybe the Trumpite base is too stupid to realize they are going to lose in all this too.

It is political suicide.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:47:23am

re: #351 Belafon

This also has a lot to do with Turkey, as pointed out above. What’s going to happen when Turkey pulls out of NATO?

An Oompa-Loompa fucktard declaring that it’s “good” for the US that it’s losing its allies because it means we have to spend less on “protecting them.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:47:44am

re: #343 ObserverArt

I think it is now beyond ignorance.

We have an angry old man that is losing his facilities and he is lashing out at everything he has hated in his miserable life. And he has no idea what he said or did ten minutes ago. He’s sick. No one seems to want to admit it.

It’s likely he’s so sick that he doesn’t even know there’s a problem, and thinks replacing thought with Fox & Friends is a reasonable thing to do. Everyone around him knows it, but the Republicans put the short-term goals of their party over America.

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:49:24am

re: #353 ObserverArt

That may be. But they way it looks, they may well be voted out by their inaction. Some of those voting them out will be their own combined with the “Blue Wave” of the angry left.

Maybe the Trumpite base is too stupid to realize they are going to lose in all this too.

It is political suicide.

I’ve been maintaining that they’d paint themselves into that corner since pretty much Day 1.

They’ve been racing the clock this whole time, grabbing with both hands and trying to sell a bullshit narrative before reality caught up with them.

And now they’re losing, and the rest of us will suffer the consequences.

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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:50:05am

I did not know this.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:51:55am

Iowa’s getting doubly fucked:

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BlueSpotinAL  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:52:47am

re: #336 Belafon

You know there are other countries, right? I’m sure Africa would love that money.

China is investing heavily in Africa - see the Belt and Road Initiative. A twist on old style colonialism that many have accused the US of - economic colonialism.

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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:53:14am
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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:54:03am

re: #309 Romantic Heretic

Translation of Senator Yertle’s statement: I know I should oppose Trump’s actions because they are bad for the country but the people who support him would throw me out of office in the next election.

So I’ll speak hypothetically so I can disavow it later.

Mitch McConnell: Kentucky’s crumbling pillar of senatorial strength.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:56:02am

re: #351 Belafon

This also has a lot to do with Turkey, as pointed out above. What’s going to happen when Turkey pulls out of NATO?

Arguably, thanks to Trump, you’ve already lost NATO’s confidence. Turkey was the low fruit Putin could pick up easily. Geo-politically you’re in a real mess — that it would have happened under a right-wing regime beggars the mind.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:57:23am

re: #358 Targetpractice

Iowa’s getting doubly fucked:

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Iowans are idiots if they believe that. Australia now stands to grab the Chinese soybean market.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 7:57:24am

re: #360 MsJ

And with society. Too many lurches to the right would will make Toronto look better.

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Lupin  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:00:48am

Avenatti is playing junga with Trump, requesting ‘suspicious’ bank information related to hush payment.

CNN

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:02:58am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

The Trumpite base has the rest of the GOP scared to death. If they act to rein him in - or even hold him accountable - the base will turn on them in a heartbeat and they’ll be voted out in an electoral rout.

The GOP establishment made a deal with the Devil to get elected, and now the Devil is calling in his due

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:03:20am

re: #315 Shropshire Slasher

I didn’t know that.

Shrop…I think you are just a little bit stuck in 1970s American thinking.

The world has changed a whole hell of a lot since then. In some ways we as a country have played ourselves out of many of our strengths going for the short term riches.

Other countries like China have slowly built up some of what we used to do. Add in Europe, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Canada…and they have taken up a lot of what we let go.

We rely on them for a lot more than you are giving them credit.

And should they get real pissed off at us and band together, they could kick our asses.

We still have intellectual power. But in many ways we have become a consumer service nation with a military. IMO. In other words, not as strong as many would think.

We have to get over ourselves. Then maybe we can join in the new world.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:05:53am

re: #367 ObserverArt

Sadly, superpowers tend to only learn that lesson after their Navy lies at the bottom of the ocean.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:06:06am

re: #322 Targetpractice

Also note that Beijing is targeting things that they want more than they need, while the very first tariff Trump levied was upon something that we need. Beijing slapped tariffs on items like soy beans, ethanol, pork, and wines. To US consumers that might seem like a “good” thing because it will mean greater supplies and thus lower prices here at home. But the reality is that driving down prices is going to hurt the people who relied upon those exports to China to keep prices steady in the US.

And after the overstocks are sold off at lower prices, there will be less new grown and made. Then prices will go up and everyone loses.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:08:16am

re: #369 ObserverArt

And after the overstocks are sold off at lower prices, there will be less new grown and made. Then prices will go up and everyone loses.

the pork cycle strikes again!

we are going to hear a lot of contrived and spurious arguments about why this is all beneficial for America because there are a lot of people whose job is to clean up the mess that leaks from DT’s pie hole

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:08:54am

re: #357 MsJ

I did not know this.

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I didn’t either.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:09:43am

re: #327 makeitstop

And now there’s this…

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Handing the fucking store over to Putin. Stupid son of a bitch.

Trump: You never tell your enemy what you are going to do like Obama did. Then they wait, and as soon as you are gone, they come in kill people, take over the land and take all the oil!!!

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William Lewis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:10:08am

re: #368 Belafon

Sadly, superpowers tend to only learn that lesson after their Navy lies at the bottom of the ocean.

We will probably not survive the next Task Force Smith…

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:10:26am

Ross: “There, I think I’ve set the market up for a decent fall…”
Kudlow: “Hold my beer.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:11:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:12:12am

re: #374 Targetpractice

Adviser Larry Kudlow says president won’t take credit for ‘trade war’ market selloff: ‘Blame China, not Trump’

“I was just standing there, copying pages from my sister’s diary, and she just freaked out FOR NO REASON!”

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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:13:15am

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Ass-banana”

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:14:48am

re: #372 ObserverArt

Trump: You never tell your enemy what you are going to do like Obama did. Then they wait, and as soon as you are gone, they come in kill people, take over the land and take all the oil!!!

Yeah, President Unpredictable has just telegraphed his punch.

I get the feeling I’m going to be typing the phrase ‘stupid son of a bitch’ a whole lot this year.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:16:22am

re: #357 MsJ

I did not know this.

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Hewitt admitted that the other day in the video I put up when he had the screaming match with Richard Painter on MTP Daily with Stephanie Ruehl in for Chuck. He also admitted he is a lifelong buddy with Pruitt.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:16:53am

Now the Dow is only down 248.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:16:55am

re: #374 Targetpractice

Ross: “There, I think I’ve set the market up for a decent fall…”
Kudlow: “Hold my beer.”

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And you know many wingnuts gladly will. I’m not a fan of the PRC but Trump struck first.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:20:06am

re: #380 Belafon

Now the Dow is only down 248.

So tired of winning.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:20:44am
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fern01  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:21:48am

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

*THUD*

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Only words that crossed my mind - WTF

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danarchy  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:22:28am

re: #352 makeitstop

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I am a little surprised Trump didn’t call him Little Jeff Sucker. it is such low hanging fruit and the sort of thing that I would imagine Trump would find clever.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:22:47am

re: #374 Targetpractice

Ross: “There, I think I’ve set the market up for a decent fall…”
Kudlow: “Hold my beer.”

no trade war not trade war you’re the trade war

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:23:01am

Question for anyone in Wisconsin: Are the Democrats there going to be able to rally around a single candidate to run against Walker?

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:23:16am

re: #378 makeitstop

Yeah, President Unpredictable has just telegraphed his punch.

I get the feeling I’m going to be typing the phrase ‘stupid son of a bitch’ a whole lot this year.

I sometimes think a computer’s “paste board” should have the ability to hold certain texts that are used over and over. Then you could keep a “Chinese Menu” and when you need to enter “stupid son of a bitch” into a comment, all you do is look at your menu and type in #34.

I do sometimes keep Word files of things I need to use over and over.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:23:42am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:23:48am

re: #383 The Vicious Babushka

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Yeah but they’re not racists, the Parkland kids are.//

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:24:13am

re: #385 danarchy

I am a little surprised Trump didn’t call him Little Jeff Sucker. it is such low hanging fruit and the sort of thing that I would imagine Trump would find clever.

He’s slipping.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:24:27am

re: #387 Belafon

Question for anyone in Wisconsin: Are the Democrats there going to be able to rally around a single candidate to run against Walker?

Walker gets to run again? They allow third terms in Wisconsin?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:24:38am

re: #388 ObserverArt

I sometimes think a computer’s “paste board” should have the ability to hold certain texts that are used over and over. Then you could keep a “Chinese Menu” and when you need to enter “stupid son of a bitch” into a comment, all you do is look at your menu and type in #34.

I do sometimes keep Word files of things I need to use over and over.

microsoft.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:26:44am

re: #374 Targetpractice

Ross: “There, I think I’ve set the market up for a decent fall…”
Kudlow: “Hold my beer.”

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Criswell Bacon predicts that Larry goes back on the nose candy and winds up at the Betty Ford Clinic in a month…

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:27:09am

re: #393 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

microsoft.com

Well there you go!

I have always thought that if you have an idea, 6 million have the same and someone has already designed and implemented it.

Damn humans. We are too alike.

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William Lewis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:27:40am

re: #387 Belafon

Question for anyone in Wisconsin: Are the Democrats there going to be able to rally around a single candidate to run against Walker?

Only if there is a good candidate that is white, male and not from Milwaukee or Madison. Because we have to get the farmers and the rest who used to vote Dem away from the Republicans.

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William Lewis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:29:00am

re: #392 Sir John Barron

Walker gets to run again? They allow third terms in Wisconsin?

No term limits.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:29:28am

re: #395 ObserverArt

Well there you go!

I have always thought that if you have an idea, 6 million have the same and someone has already designed and implemented it.

Damn humans. We are too alike.

Yep, and there are a lot of other options too. Hundreds of people implemented this idea. I just gave you the first Google hit.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:30:52am

re: #397 William Lewis

No term limits.

Rules vary a lot from state to state.
en.wikipedia.org

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:31:39am

I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP!!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:32:13am

re: #400 Eclectic Cyborg

I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP!!

Really? I thought he was popular here.
/

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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:32:43am

re: #312 Shropshire Slasher

Might be cheaper then to make the stuff here.

Cheaper than what?
The now new foreign tariffed prices
Or What prices used to be

It’s gonna be the first one not the second
hence a net increase in prices to consumers
Hence less sales

And you won’t make it up in volume

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:33:16am

re: #399 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Rules vary a lot from state to state.
en.wikipedia.org

I’m surprised Wisconsin doesn’t since IIRC I think it was one of the first states to do direct elections of Senators. We’re really weird here in Va. We have single term limits for our governors.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:34:25am

re: #185 wheat-dogg

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Wow. Cilizza is so dang annoying. That is what he chooses to write about? A grown man calling people derisive nicknames isn’t something to celebrate. It’s embarrassing.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:35:09am

re: #404 Patricia Kayden

Wow. Cilizza is so dang annoying. That is what he chooses to write about? A grown man calling people derisive nicknames isn’t something to celebrate. It’s embarrassing.

Especially if that man is the President.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:37:45am

re: #375 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Or just blame Obama. So much for taking responsibility for your actions.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:39:27am

I’m just trying to see how the media would respond if Obama had Trump’s habit of giving his critics childish nicknames.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:40:35am

re: #407 HappyWarrior

I’m just trying to see how the media would respond if Obama had Trump’s habit of giving his critics childish nicknames.

They’d say that Obama’s mind is failing, because a failing mind causes this kind of behavior in a President.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:41:06am

re: #407 HappyWarrior

I’m just trying to see how the media would respond if Obama had Trump’s habit of giving his critics childish nicknames.

Easy enough: Consider their freak-out when he stated that the police acted “stupidly” during the arrest of Henry Louis Gates.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:41:18am

I just threw up in my mouth.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:42:51am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

I just threw up in my mouth.

He’ll be walking back those statements by 5 pm to placate his base.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:44:08am

re: #409 Targetpractice

Easy enough: Consider their freak-out when he stated that the police acted “stupidly” during the arrest of Henry Louis Gates.

Oh for sure.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:44:35am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

I just threw up in my mouth.

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No way he fucking wrote that. Hell, he probably didn’t even read it either.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:44:42am

re: #411 Dr. Matt

He’ll be walking back those statements by 5 pm to placate his base.

Oh, no. Remember, in the white world, it’s all those subversives that are causing problems. If they’d just be good little worker bees, everything would be OK.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:44:58am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

I just threw up in my mouth.

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When he talked about judging people on the basis of their character, Donnie, he didn’t mean bring Stephen Miller into the WH or to call racist assholes “very fine people.”

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danarchy  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:45:20am

re: #388 ObserverArt

I sometimes think a computer’s “paste board” should have the ability to hold certain texts that are used over and over. Then you could keep a “Chinese Menu” and when you need to enter “stupid son of a bitch” into a comment, all you do is look at your menu and type in #34.

I do sometimes keep Word files of things I need to use over and over.

There are any number of clipboard managers out there that let you do this sort of thing.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:45:24am

re: #413 Eclectic Cyborg

No way he fucking wrote that. Hell, he probably didn’t even read it either.

If it sounds like an adult wrote it, he didn’t.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:46:51am

Bath salts?

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Jay C  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:47:51am

re: #380 Belafon

Now the Dow is only down 248.

Just my own theory (subject to respectful correction by someone who knows better) but it looks like the 23,000 level on the Dow seems to be a trading “ floor” - I’m guessing it’s because that’s the level at which the upward trend shifted its growth curve upward (about last November) from the slower rise it had been exhibiting earlier in 2017.
So I’m thinking these price levels(23,000 or so) are about the lowest that buyers can sell though and not actually lose (much) from the run up.
Though in light of fears for international trade, who knows?

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:48:18am

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

Such a weak statement of tepid disapproval. He has done nothing but empower Trump.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:49:11am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

WTH? Just shut the hell up, Donny.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:50:04am

re: #418 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Bath salts?

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Rabies.

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danarchy  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:50:26am

re: #418 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Bath salts?

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Rabies

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Teukka  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:50:51am

re: #418 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Bath salts?

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Rabies.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:52:28am
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Bubblehead II  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:53:12am

re: #422 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

re: #423 danarchy

re: #424 Teukka

The state’s Department of Natural Resources said the animals were likely suffering from distemper, not rabies. The viral disease causes coughing, tremors and seizures and leads raccoons to lose their fear of humans.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:53:46am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

I just threw up in my mouth.

up next: the yam tweets about ‘Cheatin Obama’ and ‘Crooked Hillary’.

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Skip Intro  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:54:02am

re: #421 Patricia Kayden

WTH? Just shut the hell up, Donny.

Just for one stinking day would be a relief. But he can’t because the spotlight always has to be on him.

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:55:40am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:58:02am

re: #422 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Rabies.

re: #423 danarchy

Rabies

re: #424 Teukka

Rabies.

I reject such common sense probabilities, and insist it must be due to illicit use of highly dangerous, mostly unregulated, designer drugs by mid-western trash pandas

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:58:38am

re: #339 ObserverArt

Hey Sleuth…did you get through the storms last evening?

This morning I found out Grove City, a Columbus southern suburb, is looking for the NWS to determine if they did have a tornado. Lots of damage, power poles down, etc. It was a mild one if they find one did touch down.

This morning there are flooded streets all over the area. People on the southern edge of the county have many electric outages. And the wind is still nuts. It’s got to be a constant 25 MPH out there with 40 MPH gusts and the temps are going down.

What a start to spring! Ugh.

We didn’t get hit too hard here at all. Just under one inch of rain and some moderate wind.
MrBWS is on his way to Cincinnati to check on his apartment and then attend the monthly union meeting this evening. Grove City is where IBEW Local 71 has its headquarters. I’m sure I’ll hear details later tonight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 8:59:45am

re: #339 ObserverArt

Two tornadoes:

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plansbandc  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:00:23am

re: #418 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That’s fucking terrifying.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:00:58am

re: #429 DodgerFan1988

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MAGAidiots will be well MAGA idiots.

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plansbandc  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:01:41am
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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:01:52am

re: #426 Bubblehead II

The state’s Department of Natural Resources said the animals were likely suffering from distemper, not rabies. The viral disease causes coughing, tremors and seizures and leads raccoons to lose their fear of humans.

That sucks. They’d probably ask for help if they could formulate the words.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:02:03am

re: #413 Eclectic Cyborg

No way he fucking wrote that. Hell, he probably didn’t even read it either.

We know Stephen Miller didn’t write it. Must be Ivanka. She can fake it pretty well.

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:02:32am

re: #430 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I reject such common sense probabilities, and insist it must be due to illicit use of highly dangerous, mostly unregulated, designer drugs by mid-western trash pandas

Raccoons are nuts. A friend of mine had one that was getting into his garbage and he decided he’d catch it in the act and swat it with a baseball bat. He waited until the raccoon was attacking the garbage and walked out, bat in hand, and made a big scary noise.

The raccoon got out of the can and charged him. He dropped the bat and ran back into the house.

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Skip Intro  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:03:20am

Oh, another one? What does that make so far, an even 1000?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:05:14am

re: #418 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Bath salts?

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Rabies outbreak?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:06:20am

re: #440 Dr Lizardo

Rabies outbreak?

Never mind. Most likely distemper.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:06:51am

Back when I had a house, one night two huge raccoons came in via my cat door. I was woken by the noise of them making a mess of my kitchen. One ran out, and the other ran into my storage room, clinging to a shelf in the corner. It took me a while to find him. I went to bed and let the raccoon relax and let it self out.

I got to pet a semi-domesticated raccoon at the local All Animal Expo a couple of years ago. It was amazingly calm and held onto its owner.

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ericblair  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:07:33am

re: #351 Belafon

This also has a lot to do with Turkey, as pointed out above. What’s going to happen when Turkey pulls out of NATO?

I seriously doubt Turkey is going to pull out of NATO, since if it does then it is out of NATO and Greece is still in it. The Greece/Turkey eternal grudge match hasn’t been in the news in a while, but that doesn’t mean it ceased to exist.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:08:59am

re: #426 Bubblehead II

The state’s Department of Natural Resources said the animals were likely suffering from distemper, not rabies. The viral disease causes coughing, tremors and seizures and leads raccoons to lose their fear of humans.

Let’s hope that is the case. Because the little furry buggers are everywhere. I was chatting with a buddy about 10 PM a few weeks ago and a family of them came from behind a neighbor’s house and crossed the street to go into some trees in a piece of property that has no home on it.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:12:41am

re: #430 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I reject such common sense probabilities, and insist it must be due to illicit use of highly dangerous, mostly unregulated, designer drugs by mid-western trash pandas

It’s the o’possums. They carry street drugs in their pouches and sell that stuff to racoons, rats and squirrels.

People think they hear a hiss from under the porch, it’s a “pssst…hey buddy, need anything?”

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JordanRules  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:13:04am
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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:15:58am

re: #444 ObserverArt

Let’s hope that is the case. Because the little furry buggers are everywhere. I was chatting with a buddy about 10 PM a few weeks ago and a family of them came from behind a neighbor’s house and crossed the street to go into some trees in a piece of property that has no home on it.

We had a family of 6 raccoons climb the oak in our front yard in the middle of the night a few weeks ago. Scout woke up the entire house barking at them, since our bedroom window put him right about at eye level with the raccoons.

I’ve been walking him out to do his business and sweeping the yard with a flashlight before letting him run. Scout has caught a possum and a squirrel back there since we got him, but I don’t want him mixing it up with a damn raccoon. He’d get banged up in no time flat.

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wrenchwench  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:16:10am

re: #443 ericblair

I seriously doubt Turkey is going to pull out of NATO, since if it does then it is out of NATO and Greece is still in it. The Greece/Turkey eternal grudge match hasn’t been in the news in a while, but that doesn’t mean it ceased to exist.

When I was in Istanbul, a guy at a bar told us that Turkey likes to play the US against the Russians and vice versa. He also told us not to go to the Grand Bazaar, it’s an overpriced tourist trap. But we went anyway, and saw him trying to hide at the place he was working.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:17:31am

re: #448 wrenchwench

When I was in Istanbul, a guy at a bar told us that Turkey likes to play the US against the Russians and vice versa. He also told us not to go to the Grand Bazaar, it’s an overpriced tourist trap. But we went anyway, and saw him trying to hide at the place he was working.

He was being nice to you, but that wouldn’t stop him from scamming the other suckers.

When were you there, though? Because that attitude may not be the one of the current Turkish administration.

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:17:34am

re: #448 wrenchwench

When I was in Istanbul

Not Constantinople?

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plansbandc  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:18:10am

re: #445 ObserverArt

When I lived in Boulder, I had an early morning encounter with a hissing army of raccoons. They were climbing out of a sewer. Way too many of them, and they were aggressive. Brrr.

Really not a fan.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:19:01am

re: #432 Backwoods_Sleuth

Two tornadoes:

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I figured they would make that their findings. I saw some images people sent in to NBC 4 and they looked pretty much like a nasty system that spawns tornadoes.

I think there was a record set at Columbus’ John Glenn International Airport for rain for the date. I have heard tons of reports of cars hitting potholes and being disabled. A lot of the roads got washed pretty good and it has been a tough winter with the freeze and thaws.

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wrenchwench  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:24:34am

re: #449 Belafon

He was being nice to you, but that wouldn’t stop him from scamming the other suckers.

When were you there, though? Because that attitude may not be the one of the current Turkish administration.

re: #450 makeitstop

Not Constantinople?

Not quite that long ago. They weren’t in NATO yet, and it was the USSR that they liked to play against us. I got there in 1979, and left in 1980 (three days later).

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TedStriker  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:25:21am

re: #445 ObserverArt

It’s the o’possums. They carry street drugs in their pouches and sell that stuff to racoons, rats and squirrels.

People think they hear a hiss from under the porch, it’s a “pssst…hey buddy, need anything?”

“First one’s free.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:26:32am

Sinclair Making Employees Sign ‘Highly Problematic’ Contracts, Legal Experts Say (The Daily Beast)

Sinclair Broadcasting Group requires employees to sign contracts forcing them to pay large penalties for quitting. Legal experts say those contracts may not be enforceable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:27:55am

re: #452 ObserverArt

I figured they would make that their findings. I saw some images people sent in to NBC 4 and they looked pretty much like a nasty system that spawns tornadoes.

I think there was a record set at Columbus’ John Glenn International Airport for rain for the date. I have heard tons of reports of cars hitting potholes and being disabled. A lot of the roads got washed pretty good and it has been a tough winter with the freeze and thaws.

potholes on I-75

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:29:01am

re: #450 makeitstop

Not Constantinople?

Hey, it’s nobody’s business but the Turks’.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:30:44am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:34:36am

re: #456 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Sinclair Making Employees Sign ‘Highly Problematic’ Contracts, Legal Experts Say (The Daily Beast)

Sinclair station in Cincinnati:

and:
Nick Clooney, former WKRC Local 12 anchor, on Sinclair: ‘I have no idea what these folks are doing for a living, but it isn’t news’

Don’t tell Nick Clooney to read your editorial on air.

If he still worked for Channel 12, Clooney would not have joined the anchors across the country in reading an identical script attacking other outlets for producing “biased and false news.”

The Enquirer asked the former anchor about the controversy over Channel 12 WKRC’s parent company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, scripting an editorial that lamented “one-sided news stories plaguing our country.”

“I have no idea what these folks are doing for a living, but it isn’t news,” Clooney told The Enquirer.

Nick is George’s father and also my former congresscritter before the tea party and libertarians took over the seat.

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JordanRules  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:35:21am
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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:35:35am

re: #445 ObserverArt

It’s the o’possums. They carry street drugs in their pouches and sell that stuff to racoons, rats and squirrels.

People think they hear a hiss from under the porch, it’s a “pssst…hey buddy, need anything?”

That’s not possumble

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:37:43am

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

*THUD*

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Chasing losses is a gambler’s mentality.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:37:44am

re: #400 Eclectic Cyborg

I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP!!

more than you love your fucking country?

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TedStriker  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:38:50am

re: #460 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sinclair station in Cincinnati:

Please let Sinclair know how you feel by commenting on the content concerns section of our website. Here is the link:

So we can “moderate” any comments we don’t like, so no one has to trouble their little minds over reading them.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:42:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:43:48am

re: #466 goddamnedfrank

Why would you buy nitrogen from an oxygen company? Seems like a blunder.

yes, a bit Oxymoronic

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Jay C  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:49:44am

re: #445 ObserverArt

It’s the o’possums

So an Irish gang, then?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:50:59am
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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:51:37am

re: #466 goddamnedfrank

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Cause when you separate oxygen out of the air the byproduct with a market value is….???

Alternatively, a company can only sell what’s in it’s name?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:52:27am

re: #469 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Shouldn’t the problem kitten food manufacturer be responsible for that, rather than the general public?

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Interesting Times  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:54:37am
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Ace-o-aces  Apr 4, 2018 • 9:58:35am
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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:02:17am

re: #473 Ace-o-aces

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So the San Bruno YouTube HQ shooter was Female, foreign, a Vegan animal activist, off the rails mentally ill, didn’t use an AR-15, and shot up a building in the strictest gun control state in America….how fast do you think the mainstream media is going to bury this

]

Because there is no deviation no normalization
every story just has to be exactly the same
One exception and the entire narrative is proven false?
Idiots

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:02:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:04:10am

This is what I figured was going on in the yam’s pea-brain when he first started ranting about Amazon and USPS.

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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:06:27am

nbcnews

Trump agrees to keep U.S. troops in Syria for undetermined period of time to defeat ISIS

Guess we’re not leaving so quick(ly)

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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:07:39am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is what I figured was going on in the yam’s pea-brain when he first started ranting about Amazon and USPS.

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Does he think free shipping means the USPS isn’t charging anyone

chewy.com is next

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:07:53am

re: #473 Ace-o-aces

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Bot says what?

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:08:00am

re: #477 dangerman

nbcnews

Guess we’re not leaving so quick(ly)

Page is unavailable.

Probably because Trump has given the order for US troops to prepare to leave.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:08:11am

re: #474 dangerman

The only motive thus far discernible for Ms. Aghdam’s act was that she was apparently pissed off at YouTube for filtering her videos and demonetizing them.

Her family warned the police that they thought she was going to do something, so they must’ve had some very real concerns that she’d gone off the rails.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:08:33am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is what I figured was going on in the yam’s pea-brain when he first started ranting about Amazon and USPS.

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Of course he thinks that. He’s stupid af.

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:09:24am
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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:09:30am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does Trump think…Amazon Prime’s Two Day Free Shipping…is free for *Amazon*?

It is free to them, OK? Believe me. Believe me.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:11:20am

re: #483 makeitstop

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Well isn’t that convenient?

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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:11:42am

re: #480 makeitstop

Page is unavailable.

Probably because Trump has given the order for US troops to prepare to leave.

I’m on a phone
Try this one better
Link

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:13:18am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is what I figured was going on in the yam’s pea-brain when he first started ranting about Amazon and USPS.

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He probably does not even understand that with Amazon Prime subscriptions, customers are just paying the shipping cost up front.

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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:13:27am

re: #481 Dr Lizardo

The only motive thus far discernible for Ms. Aghdam’s act was that she was apparently pissed off at YouTube for filtering her videos and demonetizing them.

Her family warned the police that they thought she was going to do something, so they must’ve had some very real concerns that she’d gone off the rails.

Oh I’m agreeing
No one s gonna “bury” the story cause it doesn’t fit some narrative

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dangerman  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:14:31am

re: #487 The Vicious Babushka

He probably does not even understand that with Amazon Prime subscriptions, customers are just paying the shipping cost up front.

Almost nothing “free” is free

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:16:12am

re: #487 The Vicious Babushka

He probably does not even understand that with Amazon Prime subscriptions, customers are just paying the shipping cost up front.

I’m paying a fraction of the shipping up front. I save a lot in shipping with Prime.

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Skip Intro  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:16:19am

re: #459 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Great Negotiators of Fail.Ivanka was born to be the overseer of foreign sweatshops making shoes from stolen designs.

The Princeling was born to follow his father’s footsteps to jail.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:16:21am

re: #488 dangerman

Oh I’m agreeing
No one s gonna “bury” the story cause it doesn’t fit some narrative

Exactly.

I’m looking at her homepage - it’s still up - and she certainly had some highly conspiratorial views (to say the least).

Maybe not Alex Jones levels of batshittery, but still, sorta “out there”, at least in my personal opinion.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:16:44am

If Bezos owned FNC and kissed his ass, he’s do nothing but praise Bezos.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:16:45am

re: #489 dangerman

Almost nothing “free” is free

especially Freedom

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:18:04am

re: #487 The Vicious Babushka

He probably does not even understand that with Amazon Prime subscriptions, customers are just paying the shipping cost up front.

And Amazon Cheatin Jeff Bezos doesn’t pay taxes on that Prime, OK? And not paying taxes is usually smart, or at least it’s smart when I do it, but now it’s not OK, Believe me.

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:18:55am

Pinhead’s problems continue to mount.

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electrotek  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:19:46am

re: #450 makeitstop

Not Constantinople?

lol that’s nobody’s business but the Turks.

On a serious note, Islamophobes can’t simply shut the fuck up about the loss of Constantinople in 1452.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:24:28am

re: #497 electrotek

lol that’s nobody’s business but the Turks.

On a serious note, Islamophobes can’t simply shut the fuck up about the loss of Constantinople in 1452.

Same people who can’t accept 1865.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:25:35am

re: #496 makeitstop

Pinhead’s problems continue to mount.

Not a target! Where’s the proof? Shut it down! RELEASETHEMEMO!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:27:36am
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Dave In Austin  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:29:17am
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wrenchwench  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:30:07am

re: #454 wrenchwench

Not quite that long ago. They weren’t in NATO yet, and it was the USSR that they liked to play against us. I got there in 1979, and left in 1980 (three days later).

Ooops, I was wrong. Greece and Turkey joined in 1952. Greece went out (and later, back in) over Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus.

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:30:59am

re: #501 Dave In Austin

Texas GOP has money to send troops to the border but not enough money to properly fund education across the state, or enforce environmental regs and occupational health/safety regs.

Priorities.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:31:06am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:31:56am

re: #503 lawhawk

Texas GOP has money to send troops to the border but not enough money to properly fund education across the state, or enforce environmental regs and occupational health/safety regs.

Priorities.

Governor TCOT don’t care.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:33:25am

re: #497 electrotek

lol that’s nobody’s business but the Turks.

On a serious note, Islamophobes can’t simply shut the fuck up about the loss of Constantinople in 1452.

Or the siege of Vienna in 1683

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:35:03am

Gun control isn’t going to prevent all shootings. I’ve never seen an activist say it would but reduce? Yep. We can and should but yeah a shooting happening in a state with strict gun laws totally “destroys@ gun control. Just like being captured totally “destroys” the military’s purpose.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:35:29am

re: #506 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or the siege of Vienna in 1683

Serb nationalists aren’t over Kosovo.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:39:14am

re: #504 Dave In Austin

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I expect Mindy is popular with the RWNJs. Tits on display in front of a flag, and she’s just as delusional as any Republican.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:39:15am

re: #508 HappyWarrior

Serb nationalists aren’t over Kosovo.

They aren’t over what happened in the 15th century when the Ottoman Empire took over Serbia. Years ago we had a friend of Serbian descent, who still railed over that invasion.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:41:32am

re: #510 Hecuba’s daughter

They aren’t over what happened in the 15th century when the Ottoman Empire took over Serbia. Years ago we had a friend of Serbian descent, who still railed over that invasion.

That’s what I’m talking about. I had a Serbian American friend who was the same way and thought Milosevic was scapegoated.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:43:26am

So we have a President who is trying to destroy a large US Corporation because it doesn’t praise him. This is the behavior of a dictator.

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darthstar  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:44:24am

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:47:41am

re: #377 makeitstop

Because I am always so far behind, this reply is several days late, but I had to say: You’re a good guy. Did you sell it back with the new pickups/harness?
It is a pretty guitar…

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:50:24am

re: #514 Jebediah, RBG

Because I am always so far behind, this reply is several days late, but I had to say: You’re a good guy. Did you sell it back with the new pickups/harness?
It is a pretty guitar…

Thank you! It’s in the works, she’ll be picking it up this weekend.

Pickups and harness are going in the deal. It didn’t seem right to give him back a gutted guitar.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:52:24am

re: #512 Hecuba’s daughter

So we have a President who is trying to destroy a large US Corporation because it doesn’t praise him. This is the behavior of a dictator.

and he is using lies and half-truths to do so.

and people are not calling him out on it

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:54:35am

re: #501 Dave In Austin

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:55:14am
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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:56:05am

re: #496 makeitstop

Pinhead’s problems continue to mount.

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Is Stone a big enough friend of The Don so as to prevent him from throwing The Don under the bus if too much Mueller heat is turned up under his crazy ass?

Or, would the Stoner protect Trump and take any hits coming his way?

I wouldn’t trust anyone in that group. And I bet they all know they really can’t trust each other.

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 10:58:22am

re: #513 darthstar

Every once in a while, Grodd is right.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:00:33am
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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:00:47am

re: #483 makeitstop

Wanna bet some kickbacks were discussed?

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Bubblehead II  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:01:40am

re: #512 Hecuba’s daughter

So we have a President who is trying to destroy a large US Corporation because it doesn’t praise him. This is the behavior of a dictator.

Nah. More along the line of Amazon having cost him around $400 million in lost property revenues. Oh! And Jeff also owns the WaPo that’s been hammering his crooked ass.

Amazon Caused Donald Trump to Lose $400 Million in Net Worth, Says Forbes

President Donald Trump’s net worth declined by more than $600 million in the past year, according to the Forbes 400 List of the richest people in America. However surprising Trump’s loss may be, the reason for it is even more unexpected. Trump’s real estate holdings, specifically those in New York City, have taken a big hit in the past year, as retail values are struggling in response to Amazon’s e-commerce gains.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:06:19am

re: #518 Ace-o-aces

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So are a lot of other people but that hasn’t stopped ICE

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:06:25am

re: #523 Bubblehead II

I think that analysis is far fetched. There’s a far more reasonable and direct reason for Trump’s net worth to decline. It’s depreciating along with the value of his real estate.

The bulk of Trump’s real estate is in NYC and the bulk was built in the 1980s and 1990s. His buildings are dated and there’s an entirely new class of superluxury buildings that have been built across NYC since then.

Trump can’t keep up because he’s leveraged to his eyeballs and slapping his name on others’ construction projects isn’t getting it done either.

Therefore, he’s falling further behind because he can’t modernize and he’s got an aging portfolio of buildings (which has always been anchored to middle class building projects where his dad got his start - and which he inherited).

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Dr. Matt  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:06:56am

amazon.com employs over 500,000 people in the US while there are ~87,000 employed in coal mining and ~83,000 in the iron and steel industry. The Orange Fucktard is an utter fool.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:07:32am

re: #523 Bubblehead II

Nah. More along the line of Amazon having cost him around $400 million in lost property revenues. Oh! And Jeff also owns the WaPo that’s been hammering his crooked ass.

Amazon Caused Donald Trump to Lose $400 Million in Net Worth, Says Forbes

President Donald Trump’s net worth declined by more than $600 million in the past year, according to the Forbes 400 List of the richest people in America. However surprising Trump’s loss may be, the reason for it is even more unexpected. Trump’s real estate holdings, specifically those in New York City, have taken a big hit in the past year, as retail values are struggling in response to Amazon’s e-commerce gains.

Makes his attacks on Amazon even more pitiful.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:10:57am

Shocked, shocked I say…

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:11:05am

re: #525 lawhawk

Take this example.

432 Park Avenue - tallest residential skyscraper in the US:

Sales Listings 19 active sales ($7,851 per ft² avg, $31,276,263 avg price)
2 in contract sales ($7,760 per ft² avg, $27,975,000 avg price)
56 previous sales ($7,613 per ft² avg, $31,838,285 avg price)
23 previous rentals ($183 per ft² avg, $48,586 avg price)

Trump Tower (where the cabal of cronies resides):

Sales Listings 21 active sales ($3,233 per ft² avg, $4,995,833 avg price)
177 previous sales ($3,090 per ft² avg, $5,378,946 avg price)
Rentals Listings 6 active rentals ($109 per ft² avg, $13,282 avg price)
235 previous rentals ($89 per ft² avg, $10,952 avg price)

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Kragar  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:14:47am
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Bubblehead II  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:15:36am

re: #525 lawhawk

I think that analysis is far fetched. There’s a far more reasonable and direct reason for Trump’s net worth to decline. It’s depreciating along with the value of his real estate.

The bulk of Trump’s real estate is in NYC and the bulk was built in the 1980s and 1990s. His buildings are dated and there’s an entirely new class of superluxury buildings that have been built across NYC since then.

Trump can’t keep up because he’s leveraged to his eyeballs and slapping his name on others’ construction projects isn’t getting it done either.

Therefore, he’s falling further behind because he can’t modernize and he’s got an aging portfolio of buildings (which has always been anchored to middle class building projects where his dad got his start - and which he inherited).

Maybe, Maybe not. Since I don’t live there, I really don’t have a clue about his properties. But we are talking about tRump here. If he’s been told that his losses were a result of Amazon’s undermining his profits, it only makes sense he would go after them using any means possible. And again, Jeff also owns the WaPo that has been hammering his crooked ass. That as well as the fact he is a vindictive bastard too boot.

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Kragar  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:15:51am

re: #528 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Shocked, shocked I say…

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If you get rid of them, then they’re no longer endangered. Problem solved.

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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:16:21am

re: #483 makeitstop

Ah, Oracle…the company that completely botched the ACA marketplace rollout. And they fully support trump.

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wrenchwench  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:19:15am

re: #521 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Trump orders Pershing’s corpse to conduct another punitive invasion of Mexico]

Fruitless then, gotta be even more fruitless with a corpse. Whereas, Pancho Villa is revered on both sides of the border. The only one who has invaded the US who has his own state park.

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TedStriker  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:22:45am

re: #533 MsJ

Ah, Oracle…the company that completely botched the ACA marketplace rollout. And they fully support trump.

A company that has a legendary dickhead like Larry Ellison at the top and as a founder (he’s still exec chairman and CTO) can’t help but be rotten from the head down…just ask Sun and their customers (which Oracle bought years ago and proceed to kill or neuter just about everything Sun had, including Solaris and their workstation line [killed], Java [left to languish with the bare minimum of updates and support], and OpenOffice [killed as a Sun product, but has been forked into the gratis LibreOffice]).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:23:15am

re: #530 Kragar

GOP: “We’re the party of family values.”

GOP refuses to support:
Healthcare
Education
A Living Wage
Affordable Housing
Food Stamps

Apparently “Family Values” just means attacking birth control and LGBT rights

That has been the case ever since the Religious Right took over the party.

And it will cost them support in key demographics: Latinos are big on families. But to them, that also means good schools and strong local and civic institutions, all of which cost tax money, which cuts into profits.

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:27:40am

Grassley calls for a bailout of farmers who will be hurt by Chinese tariffs…

“The Administration knew that if it imposed tariffs on Chinese goods, China would retaliate against U.S. agriculture. I warned President Trump as much in a White House meeting in February,” Grassley said in the statement. “Today shows that’s exactly what happened. If the federal government takes action on trade that directly results in economic hardship for certain Americans, it has a responsibility to help those Americans and mitigate the damage it caused.”

So…depressed ag markets, plus a taxpayer bailout. Trade wars are easy to win.
/////

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:29:27am

re: #525 lawhawk

I think that analysis is far fetched. There’s a far more reasonable and direct reason for Trump’s net worth to decline. It’s depreciating along with the value of his real estate.

The bulk of Trump’s real estate is in NYC and the bulk was built in the 1980s and 1990s. His buildings are dated and there’s an entirely new class of superluxury buildings that have been built across NYC since then.

Trump can’t keep up because he’s leveraged to his eyeballs and slapping his name on others’ construction projects isn’t getting it done either.

Therefore, he’s falling further behind because he can’t modernize and he’s got an aging portfolio of buildings (which has always been anchored to middle class building projects where his dad got his start - and which he inherited).

Trump’s business model is that of a slumlord. Use the cheapest possible materials and the cheapest class of worker, gouge as much as you can out of the workers and fuck over the tenants. His buildings are actually slums for the wealthy.

So ask yourself, what kind of rich people would want to live in a slum (even if it is gold-plated) when they can live in actual luxury and you realize, it’s criminal gangsters who want to launder their ill-gotten gains by investing in real estate properties.

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:30:50am

re: #537 makeitstop

Let the market decide winners and losers, except when Trump fucks up and screws the very people who voted for him because they’re all … what’s the word I’m looking for..

oh yeah, that’s it:

dumbasses.

They’re all dumbasses who don’t know the first thing about economics, trade policy, or that Trump is a reactionary know nothing whose dumbassery is lauded by his supporters because he mirrors their own incomprehension of how the world operates.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:30:52am

re: #537 makeitstop

Grassley calls for a bailout of farmers who will be hurt by Chinese tariffs…

So…depressed ag markets, plus a taxpayer bailout. Trade wars are easy to win.
/////

How about, instead, a bill limiting the presidents ability to set tariffs, like, they can only be set in response to another country’s tariffs unless approved by Congress?

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jaunte  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:30:55am
542
Kilroy was here  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:31:00am

Off Topic

If you have Hulu the The Looming Towers are very good
Run up to 911

The Looming Tower Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

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electrotek  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:32:22am

re: #506 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or the siege of Vienna in 1683

Aptly titled in Breivik’s own manifesto for living proof.

Quite amusing of them to tell black people to get over slavery, but won’t STFU about European battles.

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ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:36:47am

re: #541 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Are the Tiki Torch guys wearing of khaki pants catching on as a symbol? I don’t remember many southern blockheads like those in the image and the linked article image wearing khakis before. Jeans and bibs were the usual.

A better dressed bigot?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:37:17am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:37:33am

re: #544 ObserverArt

Are the Tiki Torch guys wearing of khaki pants catching on as a symbol? I don’t remember many southern blockheads like those in the image and the linked article image wearing khakis before. Jeans and bibs were the usual.

A better dressed bigot?

I think they wanted to look more mainstream.

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MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:39:20am
548
jaunte  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:41:32am

re: #547 MsJ

I look forward to his helpful hints on how to deal with people discussing one’s horrible life choices.

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Jay C  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:42:12am

re: #529 lawhawk

Take this example.

432 Park Avenue - tallest residential skyscraper in the US:

Trump Tower (where the cabal of cronies resides):

Yeah, 432 Park is the quintessential new “prestige building” in Manhattan: it’s 96 goddam stories tall, has just 125 units (whole floors or half-floor units only): nothing sells for less than eight-figures: and most of its sales are expected to be to foreign buyers, basically as a “safe” place to invest/park/launder/hide funds (and not live there full-time. So, as Wikipedia says:

By the end of 2015 close to 90% of the apartments had been sold with almost every other owner being a foreign citizen,”part of a global elite that collects residences like art.” It has been estimated that the majority of the units will remain unoccupied for more than ten months a year.

Makes Trump Tower look like a sleazy tenement - even without the bad rep of its most-famous resident.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:42:34am

re: #547 MsJ

551
Skip Intro  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:42:56am

re: #537 makeitstop

Grassley calls for a bailout of farmers who will be hurt by Chinese tariffs…

So…depressed ag markets, plus a taxpayer bailout. Trade wars are easy to win.
/////

So when do I get my bailout on all the money I’ve lost since Trump started attacking Amazon? Or don’t I count?

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Sir John Barron  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:43:12am

re: #547 MsJ

There goes the Deep State and its activist liberal judges again.

/

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Skip Intro  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:44:22am

re: #549 Jay C

Yeah, 432 Park is the quintessential new “prestige building” in Manhattan: it’s 96 goddam stories tall, has just 125 units (whole floors or half-floor units only): nothing sells for less than eight-figures: and most of its sales are expected to be to foreign buyers, basically as a “safe” place to invest/park/launder/hide funds (and not live there full-time. So, as Wikipedia says:

Makes Trump Tower look like a sleazy tenement - even without the bad rep of its most-famous resident.

So Trump Tower now acts a a bribe machine for Trump. Quite the surprise.

554
makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:45:22am

re: #551 Skip Intro

So when do I get my bailout on all the money I’ve lost since Trump started attacking Amazon? Or don’t I count?

If it makes you feel any better, I doubt the farmers will be getting much of anything, either.

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lawhawk  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:46:19am

re: #547 MsJ

556
The Vicious Babushka  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:46:22am

Alveda, shut the fuck up. Your cousins hate you.

557
Skip Intro  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:46:33am

re: #554 makeitstop

If it makes you feel any better, I doubt the farmers will be getting much of anything, either.

Actually they shouldn’t be getting anything. Free market and all ya know.

558
HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:51:29am

re: #556 The Vicious Babushka

Alveda, shut the fuck up. Your cousins hate you.

[Embedded content]

They love bringing her out to attack current civil rights activists even though MLK’s widow, kids, & grandkids are and were in the case of Corretta against what Alveda believes. All Alveda is doing is using her name to speak for MLK on a network that daily goes against everything he believed in:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:54:52am

hey Art! There was another one last night:

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makeitstop  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:55:39am
561
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:56:47am
562
Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:58:19am

re: #561 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Don’t you understand we must protect the president?!”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:58:28am

re: #560 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

Glad to know they’re serious about domestic violence.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 4, 2018 • 11:59:28am

re: #558 HappyWarrior

They love bringing her out to attack current civil rights activists even though MLK’s widow, kids, & grandkids are and were in the case of Corretta against what Alveda believes. All Alveda is doing is using her name to speak for MLK on a network that daily goes against everything he believed in:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:05:33pm
566
The Vicious Babushka  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:06:46pm
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jaunte  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:07:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:07:39pm

re: #564 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

Yep. MLK was disgusted at what they did in 1964. They always ignore that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:11:33pm
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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:11:57pm

The tweets may be Trump’s midterm election strategy:

Privately, sources close to the President and the White House say Trump is also increasingly turning to the 2018 midterm elections and has focused on how he can help deliver high turnout numbers among his supporters. Motivation his base is something the President and some of his allies believe will be key to keeping Congress in Republican hands and thus help avoid potential impeachment proceedings from a Democratic House.

Five sources close to the White House offered varying interpretations of whether there is a strategy behind the uptick in Trump’s tweets. But all agreed the activity has served to energize — or reassure — his political base and provides a preview of how Trump plans to approach the upcoming elections.

“He’s only going to rev this up. He’s looking at targets that the base hates,” one source close to the White House said. “The enthusiasm gap between ‘the resistance’ and ‘the base’ is now palpable.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:13:05pm
572
JordanRules  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:15:47pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:16:22pm

re: #570 Belafon

The tweets may be Trump’s midterm election strategy:

If he really thinks that’s going to help, he’s delusional.

574
Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:16:46pm

re: #572 JordanRules

That’s around 1/4 of the entire population of this country.

575
Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:17:23pm

re: #573 HappyWarrior

If he really thinks that’s going to help, he’s delusional.

Yep, his base is going to drown in a blue wave methinks.

576
JordanRules  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:18:24pm

re: #572 JordanRules

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:19:33pm
578
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:20:04pm

re: #574 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s around 1/4 of the entire population of this country.

Kids reject Facebook, and many old people are not on it, so it sounds like a significant proportion of Facebook users. Or should I say people who are used by Facebook?

579
Hecuba's daughter  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:21:25pm

re: #541 jaunte

What a headline.

For the second time, a resolution to denounce neo-Nazis has failed in the Tennessee legislature tennessean.com
12:37 PM - Apr 4, 2018

What is wrong with the “good” people of Tennessee? If Hitler ran for President, he probably would get their votes.

580
HappyWarrior  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:21:31pm

re: #577 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Geography is hard eh Breitbart?

581
ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:21:42pm

re: #559 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Art! There was another one last night:

[Embedded content]

Interesting. It was a mini-outbreak to mark the 44th anniversary of Xenia and the April 3rd Super Cell outbreaks that hit Ohio (and many other area states).

It never got as warm as they had predicted and that may have been a good thing.

582
jaunte  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:23:33pm

re: #577 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

A “flood” of eight people from Bangladesh, population 165,959,987.
cbp.gov

583
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:24:03pm
584
JordanRules  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:25:42pm
585
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:26:32pm

re: #577 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

and who knew that 12 was a flood? Sounds more like a possible vernal pool to me.

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gocart mozart  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:26:33pm
587
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:28:12pm

re: #584 JordanRules

Maybe he’s a Linux guy.

588
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:30:18pm

DISLIKE!!!111!!!

also, we’ve got 1-3 inches of snow forecast for Friday night/Saturday morning.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

589
jaunte  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:30:26pm
590
MsJ  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:31:26pm

re: #576 JordanRules

Read that article. Holy shit. Fuck Facebook. Like hard. This is just one paragraph.

Search and Account Recovery: Until today, people could enter another person’s phone number or email address into Facebook search to help find them. This has been especially useful for finding your friends in languages which take more effort to type out a full name, or where many people have the same name. In Bangladesh, for example, this feature makes up 7% of all searches. However, malicious actors have also abused these features to scrape public profile information by submitting phone numbers or email addresses they already have through search and account recovery. Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way. So we have now disabled this feature. We’re also making changes to account recovery to reduce the risk of scraping as well.

591
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:31:35pm

re: #588 Backwoods_Sleuth

DISLIKE!!!111!!!

[Embedded content]

also, we’ve got 1-3 inches of snow forecast for Friday night/Saturday morning.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Let’s see… 6 inches of snow on the ground… 3-5 more expected next weekend… and last night’s low was 7 degrees. I told one of my friends earlier, apparently April is trying very hard to be a winter month this year.

592
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:31:44pm
593
Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:32:11pm

re: #579 Hecuba’s daughter

What is wrong with the “good” people of Tennessee? If Hitler ran for President, he probably would get their votes.

This is what happens when the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine is cranked up to 11.

594
Hecuba's daughter  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:32:30pm

re: #564 The Vicious Babushka

View image on Twitter

The Vicious Babushka
@viciousbabushka
#MLK #MartinLutherKing #TheResistance
11:22 AM - Apr 4, 2018

5 days before his assassination the Republican Chicago Tribune had this to say about MLK: “We think the time has arrived when the country must ask itself how much more is it going to put up with from this incendiarist”.

Sort of reminiscent of the Henry II “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest” comment.

595
Charles Johnson  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:32:39pm
596
jaunte  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:33:10pm

Thread:

597
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:33:29pm

re: #590 MsJ

Read that article. Holy shit. Fuck Facebook. Like hard. This is just one paragraph.

Yeah, it’s taken me a while to realize this, but it’s now incredibly obvious that Facebook did absolutely nothing in regards to information security. They literally tried their hardest to be insecure, in fact.

598
Jay C  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:34:34pm

re: #582 jaunte

Yeah, but these are just the first eight: there are 165,000,000+ probably just waiting to see if they can get away with it…..

599
TedStriker  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:34:35pm

re: #547 MsJ

JUST IN: Federal judge denies Bill O’Reilly’s request to keep past sexual harassment settlements sealed thehill.com pic.twitter.com

— The Hill (@thehill) April 4, 2018

Dinner time, Bill…and you’re on the menu!

600
ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:35:19pm

re: #560 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

What a pack of scum Trump picks to work for him. And the Evangelicals ignore this.

We know who the fakes are and the real fake news that supports it all.

601
Charles Johnson  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:36:27pm
602
TedStriker  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:36:33pm

re: #554 makeitstop

If it makes you feel any better, I doubt the farmers will be getting much of anything, either.

re: #557 Skip Intro

Actually they shouldn’t be getting anything. Free market and all ya know.

Sometimes, life lessons have to hurt.

A lot.

603
Charles Johnson  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:38:14pm
604
jaunte  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:38:23pm
605
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:38:27pm

re: #597 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, it’s taken me a while to realize this, but it’s now incredibly obvious that Facebook did absolutely nothing in regards to information security. They literally tried their hardest to be insecure, in fact.

Facebook exists to get people to give up data they can sell. If there was a HIPAA-style law regarding releasing non-medical data, Facebook could not exist.

606
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:38:37pm
607
TedStriker  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:40:18pm

re: #541 jaunte

What a headline.

For the second time, a resolution to denounce neo-Nazis has failed in the Tennessee legislature tennessean.com

— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) April 4, 2018

re: #579 Hecuba’s daughter

What is wrong with the “good” people of Tennessee? If Hitler ran for President, he probably would get their votes.

I’ll mind you to keep in mind that a great big chunk of us here in TN that are as “WTF?!?” about this seemingly common-sense matter as y’all are.

608
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:40:24pm
609
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:40:39pm
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jaunte  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:40:55pm

re: #607 TedStriker

Oh, I’m in Texas. I know exactly what you mean.

611
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:41:57pm

re: #586 gocart mozart

Larry Kudlow on market reaction to China’s tariff announcement: “Don’t overreact, we’ll see how this works out… At the end of this whole process, the end of the rainbow, there’s a pot of gold.”

But will there be unicorns?

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:42:24pm

re: #590 MsJ

Read that article. Holy shit. Fuck Facebook. Like hard. This is just one paragraph.

re: #605 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Facebook exists to get people to give up data they can sell. If there was a HIPAA-style law regarding releasing non-medical data, Facebook could not exist.

It’s the libertarian ideal: No one will do any harm. Never been true in the real world.

613
Jay C  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:43:28pm

re: #607 TedStriker

I’ll mind you to keep in mind that a great big chunk of us here in TN are as “WTF?!?” about this seemingly common-sense matter are y’all are.

But unfortunately (as in many another place) not a big-enough chunk to keep the Lege out of wingnut hands.

614
TedStriker  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:46:45pm

re: #612 Belafon

It’s the libertarian ideal: No one will do any harm. Never been true in the real world.

If Facebook were to shutter tomorrow, I’d not shed a tear, but the damage is already done and will not be mitigated easily. They still have terabytes (maybe even exobytes) of data they’ve collected on hundreds of millions of people (members or not) here and worldwide to this point and that’s their most valuable (and, frankly, their only solid) asset, one that will be up for sale to the highest bidder.

615
ObserverArt  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:52:16pm

re: #597 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, it’s taken me a while to realize this, but it’s now incredibly obvious that Facebook did absolutely nothing in regards to information security. They literally tried their hardest to be insecure, in fact.

You can’t sell all that data if you protect it.

I think this was all baked in to their platform. People were played. Who else has a database as large and as thorough as Facebook. Sure some governments have raw data of their citizens, but they don’t get to watch the conversations, trends, likes and dislikes and put that all into a huge source for judging those people and then allow outside sources to manipulate them.

If anyone thinks CA and the Trump campaign was the only ones doing this wait until we find out Mark Zuckerberg sold it to many companies for advertising, studies, etc.

Sign up for Facebook. Thanks for being our social studies lab rats. And it is Free!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2018 • 12:55:06pm

re: #586 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Oh Oz didn’t give anything to the Cokehead….


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