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1
MsJ  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:10:20pm

Grrrrr.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:13:13pm

The only people Trump wants to protect are the wealthy and the Russians.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:17:32pm
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scottslemmons  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:21:57pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:22:15pm

re: #1 MsJ

Grrrrr.

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Because of course he fucking did it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:22:40pm

Left hanging on the previous thread, because I am slow when I’m reading without my bifocals (I’m not old, your the old)

re: #402 Hecuba’s daughter

Due to lack of knowledge, I am very confused about the verbal battle between former CIA chief Brennan and CIA veteran Daniel Hoffman. Brennan attacks Trump; Hoffman attacks Brennan for this criticism and describes it as playing into Putin’s hands by helping to stoke political divisions. Is there some reason that one should take Hoffman’s criticism seriously? I know nothing about his background.

re: #412 Anymouse 🌹

The issue is the way politics used to work BT (Before Trump). Government officials (especially senior civil service, high-level appointees such as the CIA director, and former presidents) do not undermine the current administration by attacking its policies or personnel directly.

Hoffman appears to be playing by the old rule BT: undermining the current president’s policies or personnel could indeed play into an adversary’s hands. Chief Brennan sees Donald Trump as the bigger threat.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:33:15pm

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ckkatz  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:34:28pm

From previous thread on dealing with mice. (With apologies to AnyMouse.)

A couple of winters ago, I had mice get into my basement when I had to open a sealed crawlspace for a cable install.

I ended up trying most of the various mouse traps available at big box hardware stores. Out of curiosity, a sense of experimentation, and the fact that the mice appeared unimpressed with most of the traps.

Some of the traps were really impressive mechanical gizmos. (None of those worked for me.)

Of the 7 mice ‘sampled’…

One, may have died from poison. (Or maybe old age or boredom.) The other six all died from Tomcat Mouse Snap Traps baited with peanut butter. I made sure to place all traps where my cat cannot get to.

After some thought, I would not again place poison traps. (They were not effective, and I am concerned that my cat might get to a poisoned mouse.)

On getting unstuck from glue traps (use vegetable or mineral oil):
colonialpest.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:34:29pm

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹

Left hanging on the previous thread, because I am slow when I’m reading without my bifocals (I’m not old, your the old)
The issue is the way politics used to work BT (Before Trump). Government officials (especially senior civil service, high-level appointees such as the CIA director, and former presidents) do not undermine the current administration by attacking its policies or personnel directly.

Hoffman appears to be playing by the old rule BT: undermining the current president’s policies or personnel could indeed play into an adversary’s hands. Chief Brennan sees Donald Trump as the bigger threat.

The question is, given that Hoffman was stationed in Moscow, would he know whether Trump was compromised? Or could he himself be compromised? Or does he think that Brennan should be discreet and let Mueller do his work and provide clear cut evidence of Trump’s guilt?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:40:35pm
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Belafon  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:41:46pm

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹

Left hanging on the previous thread, because I am slow when I’m reading without my bifocals (I’m not old, your the old)

One of the themes in Black Panther is how to respond when someone takes control of your country that obviously wants to destroy it. Do you serve it like before or do you work against it to save it? Serving it might keep the person from doing all of the damage, but it might be better to openly oppose them. Hoffman is serving; Brennan is saving.

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Belafon  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:43:42pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Democrats need to push the economy more.

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Interesting Times  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:44:05pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Wow, look at the 43% “economic anxiety” response for the GOPers! e_e

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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:50:09pm
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ckkatz  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:57:07pm

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹

That is a good and valid point. And is a much nicer view than my reflexive reaction.

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stpaulbear  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:57:26pm

re: #8 ckkatz

From previous thread on dealing with mice. (With apologies to AnyMouse.)

A couple of winters ago, I had mice get into my basement when I had to open a sealed crawlspace for a cable install.

I ended up trying most of the various mouse traps available at big box hardware stores. Out of curiosity, a sense of experimentation, and the fact that the mice appeared unimpressed with most of the traps.

Some of the traps were really impressive mechanical gizmos. (None of those worked for me.)

Of the 7 mice ‘sampled’…

One, may have died from poison. (Or maybe old age or boredom.) The other six all died from Tomcat Mouse Snap Traps baited with peanut butter. I made sure to place all traps where my cat cannot get to.

After some thought, I would not again place poison traps. (They were not effective, and I am concerned that my cat might get to a poisoned mouse.)

On getting unstuck from glue traps (use vegetable or mineral oil):
colonialpest.com

I will second the opinion on not putting out poison for mice if there are cats around. My cats have always been indoor cats, but there are lots of stray or roaming cats in my neighborhood. I came home from work one day to find a dead cat in my driveway. There was no sign of attack, so the only two reasons I could think of were that it fell off the edge of the roof onto the concrete driveway, or it ate a poisoned mouse. I never heard anything or saw any signs for missing cats in the neighborhood so it didn’t appear that it was anyone’s beloved pet. It actually pisses me off that people let their cats roam freely. At the time, I was trying to attract birds to my yard, and the cats were attracted by the birds.

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ckkatz  Apr 6, 2018 • 8:59:08pm

re: #11 Belafon

One of the themes in Black Panther is how to respond when someone takes control of your country that obviously wants to destroy it. Do you serve it like before or do you work against it to save it? Serving it might keep the person from doing all of the damage, but it might be better to openly oppose them. Hoffman is serving; Brennan is saving.

Interesting question.. Someone recently asked (tweeted) Stonekettle (who is retired Navy) his thoughts on enlisting in the Navy right now. Iirc, Stonekettle replied to the effect that in normal times he would have recommended it, but in the current climate he did not recommend it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:00:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:01:54pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, if conservative voters are concerned about the economy [33%], as the poll seems to indicate, the solution is to vote for liberals. (It is noteworthy that pretty much throughout history nearly every economic crash is tied to conservative policies.)

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Belafon  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:02:19pm

re: #18 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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“My dick is 5 inches longer than what Stormy says” would be a more accurate statement.

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MsJ  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:02:27pm

re: #14 jaunte

What was found in msnafort’s locker? Anyone know?

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stpaulbear  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:03:01pm

re: #16 stpaulbear

Note: I was putting the mouse poison inside my garage where the cats didn’t have access to it. I wasn’t poisoning mice out in the yard.

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ckkatz  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:03:02pm

re: #16 stpaulbear

I will second the opinion on not putting out poison for mice if there are cats around. My cats have always been indoor cats, but there are lots of stray or roaming cats in my neighborhood. I came home from work one day to find a dead cat in my driveway. There was no sign of attack, so the only two reasons I could think of were that it fell off the edge of the roof onto the concrete driveway, or it ate a poisoned mouse. I never heard anything or saw any signs for missing cats in the neighborhood so it didn’t appear that it was anyone’s beloved pet. It actually pisses me off that people let their cats roam freely. At the time, I was trying to attract birds to my yard, and the cats were attracted by the birds.

Yes, many years ago I also had a bird feeder. And got all sorts of interesting bird species. But it eventually became the neighborhood cats’ hunting grounds so I took it down. Also years ago.

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MsJ  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:03:49pm

re: #20 Belafon

“My dick is 5 inches longer than what Stormy says” would be a more accurate statement.

Inflated. Like his imaginary net worth.

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Belafon  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:08:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:13:36pm

re: #16 stpaulbear

I will second the opinion on not putting out poison for mice if there are cats around. My cats have always been indoor cats, but there are lots of stray or roaming cats in my neighborhood. I came home from work one day to find a dead cat in my driveway. There was no sign of attack, so the only two reasons I could think of were that it fell off the edge of the roof onto the concrete driveway, or it ate a poisoned mouse. I never heard anything or saw any signs for missing cats in the neighborhood so it didn’t appear that it was anyone’s beloved pet. It actually pisses me off that people let their cats roam freely. At the time, I was trying to attract birds to my yard, and the cats were attracted by the birds.

My mother used these live trap devices in her apartment to catch mice … they were a square tube with a slight bend in the middle. You put bait like peanut butter or something at the closed end of the tube (it’s cover could snap off), then set it up to balance on the opposite end (leaving the peanut butter hanging a couple inches in the air).

The mice would enter such traps, start climbing the tube, the trap would overbalance from the mouse’s weight causing that end of the tube to drop, and trigger a door to close the entrance.

You could then take the mouse outside or whatnot.

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Kragar  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:14:56pm
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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:17:11pm

re: #21 MsJ

What was found in msnafort’s locker? Anyone know?

Only Mueller’s people.

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Belafon  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:23:22pm

I haven’t been paying much attention to actual numbers, but this is interesting:

Texas is seeing enormous turnover in its congressional delegation this year.

Out of 36 House members, eight announced plans to retire in the last few months. Farenthold is the first to actually leave office…

h/t Balloon Juice

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:38:00pm

Just musing: I think Republicans have grown so completely accustomed to evil and sleazy conduct over the last 40 years that they accept it as the norm. They therefore don’t realize that they have drifted into something new and very dangerous by colluding with Russians. To them it is just business as usual. To everyone else it is close to treason.

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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:40:18pm
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wheat-dogg  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:40:26pm

re: #21 MsJ

What was found in msnafort’s locker? Anyone know?

Al Capone

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wheat-dogg  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:43:05pm

re: #31 jaunte

IOW sending out soldiers to fight an imaginary enemy, who cannot fight. Easy win!

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Targetpractice  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:43:16pm

re: #31 jaunte

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Wow, a few hundred NG troops who can’t arrest or hold any border crossers. And they’re there until the end of September, away from their homes and families, burning up taxpayer dollars on a fool’s errand.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:43:19pm

re: #29 Belafon

As has been noted in the past, Texas is not a red state, it’s a non-voting state. Democrats are really fired up to turn out this year across the nation (I can’t imagine why).

It fits into the idea why I think my own state is more blue than our representation in Congress appears: as far as dependency on the Federal government and local taxation to support state and local functions, Nebraska is actually ahead of California, New York, and Connecticut.

A so-called tax reform bill (to reduce property taxes here) heavily promoted by Governor Pete Ricketts died stillborn. Never made it out of committee.

Trump’s trade war will be a disaster for our agriculture section, the number one income for the state. I have my fingers cautiously crossed that we can flip a lot of local, state (and dare I suggest Federal) seats in this election.

The Nebraska Democratic Party has one of the largest slates of candidates in many decades. (My name is not on the list yet, because they only update it once a week or so and I just filed for reëlection.)

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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:48:33pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

I’m sure they’re all real excited about the mission.

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Targetpractice  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:50:06pm

re: #36 jaunte

I’m sure they’re all real excited about the mission.

Oh, I’m sure there are those weekend warriors who are going “YEAH, I’m goin’ down there to protect our nation from these invaders!”

The rest? They’re just looking a months long deployment to the ass-end of nowhere to sweat, curse, and think of all the work waiting for them at their normal jobs once they get back.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:50:09pm

re: #31 jaunte

BREAKING: Texas National Guard says it will deploy 250 personnel to the border with Mexico within the next 72 hours.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 6, 2018

Breaking: Texas uproots 250 military families and wastes tax money to satisfy racist base.

hashtag support the troops
hashtag fiscal conservatism

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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:54:13pm

I heard the president of the Border Patrol Union yesterday saying he’d like 6,000-7,000 National Guard deployed to the border:
npr.org

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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:56:38pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:57:45pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

Wow, a few hundred NG troops who can’t arrest or hold any border crossers. And they’re there until the end of September, away from their homes and families, burning up taxpayer dollars on a fool’s errand.

In the raging desert heat.

Fun times!

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Targetpractice  Apr 6, 2018 • 9:58:57pm

re: #39 jaunte

I heard the president of the Border Patrol Union yesterday saying he’d like 6,000-7,000 National Guard deployed to the border:
npr.org

And the reason he wants them there? If you read between the lines, it’s because he wants them there because they’re not on the BP payroll thus he’s free to send agents out into the field while the NG troops do the jobs those agents have been doing.

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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:01:16pm

re: #42 Targetpractice

I heard him slide that 6,000 up to 7,000 right quick like it was nothing he was going to pay for.

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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:02:49pm

You wonder that an organization undermanned by 6,000 positions could even exist.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:08:49pm

re: #44 jaunte

You wonder that an organization undermanned by 6,000 positions could even exist.

There are PLENTY of government agencies that are understaffed. Deliberately so by the Republicans so they can turn around and say that government should get out of the way and let private enterprise in.

Too many people will learn that too late when our Social Security offices are contracted out to H&R Block and people are shelling out lots of $$$ for cards, investments and claim processing…

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MsJ  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:11:38pm
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MsJ  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:14:48pm

About that locker…

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:17:17pm

re: #40 jaunte

There are about one hundred National Guard troops deployed to the Texas border area under an order from Gov. Rick Perry (still).

Mr. Trump issued a proclamation, but as far as I’m aware he did not federalize the troops. If that is the case, then the order came from Gov. Greg Abbot.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:19:48pm

This ought to go over well with National Guard family members and employers:

Mr. Trump says he plans to keep the guard members there until a “large portion of the wall is built.”

kwtx.com

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MsJ  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:20:54pm

Why does this not surprise me?

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jaunte  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:24:41pm

“…Also, boy howdy is Avenatti looking forward to asking Donald Trump to repeat all this in a deposition, especially Trump’s refusal to answer that question about whether he’d set up a fund for Cohen to use.
…………………..
So yes, things are getting pretty interesting. Might be time for Trump to up his game and send an aircraft carrier to the border with Mexico.”
wonkette.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:29:13pm

JFC,

The Texas border with Mexico covers 1241 miles. That means each of these 250 people will be apparently expected to cover 5 miles of territory all by themselves and that’s just straight miles, not square miles.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:30:54pm

re: #50 MsJ

Why does this not surprise me?

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He’s also a fraud. He has no formal training in sleep medicine or any related fields nor any actual qualifications despite labeling himself a “Sleep Expert.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:32:30pm

re: #50 MsJ

Why does this not surprise me?

I won’t dunk on him if he had a destructive drug habit he kicked. That’s a good thing no matter who does it.

Being a friend of Trump and supporting Ingraham’s hatred of teenagers? That’s a dunk I’m willing to support though.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:32:55pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:40:58pm

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹

I respect him for kicking the drug habit, but he’s still an RWNJ and a fraud.

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MsJ  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:42:40pm

re: #55 goddamnedfrank

Isn’t he talking about the media moving on from shooting incident to other things?

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Stanley Sea  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:48:12pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:51:07pm

re: #52 Eclectic Cyborg

JFC,

The Texas border with Mexico covers 1241 miles. That means each of these 250 people will be apparently expected to cover 5 miles of territory all by themselves and that’s just straight miles, not square miles.

Well, the alleged objective for the National Guard now is the same as it was when Presidents Obama and GW Bush deployed them: They are meant to be a logistics force to free up CBP agents in those positions to patrol the border.

That said, CBP agents in those logistics positions are familiar with logistics. To the question of their usefulness as patrol remains to be seen.

When Gov. Rick Perry ordered troops to the border, they were under his command, so they were sent essentially as police (since that function is allowed to a governor). That said, they were left without logistics (due to Perry not planning properly for what amounted to a military deployment) and the Guard was left without food, shelter, &c.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:56:47pm

re: #55 goddamnedfrank

For that matter, while teenagers can’t vote (unless over seventeen), or may not be able to register voters themselves, in addition to organising car pools, they can drive cars for pools (assuming they are licensed).

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 6, 2018 • 10:57:27pm

re: #50 MsJ

Why does this not surprise me?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:00:02pm

Ding ding … ding ding … ding ding … ding ding …

Midnight in Mythical Time Zone

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:02:51pm
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Citizen K  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:03:42pm

This thread is part of precisely why we have Trump: he is simply held to no standards, while Dems are held to absurdly high ones purely for the sake of sackbeating them when they don’t meet them.

The media forgives every single bit of GOP venality, and Trump even moreso, and consistently normalizes them while treating anyone against them like dirt.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:04:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:11:13pm

re: #64 Citizen K

This thread is part of precisely why we have Trump: he is simply held to no standards, while Dems are held to absurdly high ones purely for the sake of sackbeating them when they don’t meet them.

The media forgives every single bit of GOP venality, and Trump even moreso, and consistently normalizes them while treating anyone against them like dirt.

As I noted in the last thread:

re: #296 fern01

And Maggie [Haberman] believe[s] that trump has a right to do this - but others do not - she crawls along the floor to get his phone calls

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹

The New York Times publishes articles about why you should hug the Nazi next door and interviews with every Trump voter in the known universe, endless conservative screeds on the op-ed page, and lest we forget, the breathless reporting on Hillary Clinton’s E-mails.

But the Times has always been fascist-curious, as their reporting on the rise of Hitler also showed.

This ain’t new for the New York Times.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:24:57pm

Well, this guy ought to be reported to Twitter Safety:

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:27:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:28:36pm

Instagram

Flash photo at a water spray, amid bushes and the glare of a low, setting Sun. The effect, to me, evokes a late 19th century impressionist painting. World Financial Center plaza, New York City. June 2001.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 6, 2018 • 11:46:19pm

My letter is in this morning’s paper, countering the claim atheists taking prayer out of schools causes mass-shootings. It appears with a cut-off headline, and the full text is below.

Letter: Making False Claims against Specific Groups is Dang[erous] [Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald]

Mr. Dean Bell wrote on April 5 about “atheists and infidels banning prayer in schools” and saying “children cannot pray in school” (long-time misconceptions, only state-mandated or state-written prayers enforced by state employees are banned, children can pray as much as they like) to “atheists are the cause of moral decay in society” and the cause of mass shootings (also misconceptions, as atheists are the least represented religious demographic in prisons, jails, and divorce courts).

He invokes Roe v Wade for good measure, blaming that court decision on atheists as well (and misrepresenting it). To be clear, Roe did not start abortions, they always existed. It allowed for safe abortions and got the government out of the decisions between a woman and her doctor. Roe was about privacy, not freedom of choice as he asserts.

He also names Hollywood movies and video games as culprits for crime and moral decay. (Interestingly, those same movies and video games are found in highly atheistic First World countries such as Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Japan, yet those nations do not have the crime problems he tries to link to atheism, movies and video games.)

The thrust of his argument is to deflect onto atheists, movies and video games the problem of gun violence, and use them to create a strawman claiming people are trying to ban guns.

This is dangerous thinking, even worse than President G.H.W. Bush’s claim that atheists cannot be patriotic nor should they be citizens (spoken while I was an atheist in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier at the time). Atheists have served in every combat the U.S.A. has engaged in. We value freedom of religion for all, not a select group.

Isolating minorities and claiming they are the principle source of crime despite all crime statistics is a long-standing method of stripping rights or bringing about genocide against those same groups of people.

The purpose of the Establishment Clause in the I Amendment is to protect the religious rights of all people, not particular groups. I do not know which religious sect this man claims as his faith, but I am sure he would be arguing just as passionately for the Establishment Clause as he argues against it in his letter, if the prayers imposed were not of his own faith.

(name and city follows-can’t wait for the hate calls from Christians in W Nebraska and SE Wyoming in the morning… .)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:03:55am

re: #8 ckkatz

From previous thread on dealing with mice. (With apologies to AnyMouse.)

After some thought, I would not again place poison traps. (They were not effective, and I am concerned that my cat might get to a poisoned mouse.)

We have lost more than one cat to eating poisoned mice

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:06:46am

re: #18 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump: My approval rating is 7 or 8 points higher than what polls say

another case of a totally unsubstantiated claim that does not bear repetition or discussion other than to point out that it is yet another totally unsubstantiated and unverifiable claim

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:09:34am

re: #34 Targetpractice

Wow, a few hundred NG troops who can’t arrest or hold any border crossers. And they’re there until the end of September, away from their homes and families, burning up taxpayer dollars on a fool’s errand.

The Wall is supposed to be a symbol of our resolve to defend our borders, if DT cannot have that, then he will use soldiers as a stopgap measure, that is pretty much what he was saying when he babbled about getting the military involved.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:10:25am
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:15:57am

P.S. The Tesla paired flawlessly with my flip phone because FLIP PHONES ARE COOL!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:17:59am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:18:58am

start wreck

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I cannot.  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:19:44am
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:23:04am

I WANT!

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:37:10am

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

Here’s the specs:

gsmarena.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:48:31am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

start wreck

(4:01, the original Star Wreck from 1992)

Star Wreck 1 (1992)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:53:53am

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

P.S. The Tesla paired flawlessly with my flip phone because FLIP PHONES ARE COOL!

I have a flip phone from TracFone, but I only use it on trips (since we have no cell service here). Those who need to know my number already have it.

The recorded voice mail message even says “we do not have cell service so do not record a message here - call us on our home telephone.”

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 7, 2018 • 2:06:40am

It’s raining pretty good in San Francisco. We’ve had 1.7” since this started Thursday night at sunset. We usually don’t have more than an inch of rain in April.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 7, 2018 • 2:23:06am

1.8”

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 2:36:25am

Arkansas Republican candidate for the statehouse drops out after writing gay-bashing slurs on his Facebook page. Conservatives still don’t have a handle on how this social media thing works, where if you act like a jerk it will be amplified around the world.

Make Arkansas Great Again Candidate Quits after Ranting about Disgusting Fags (Goes to Pink News in the United Kingdom, a news and activist ‘zine for LGBT rights)

Another Republican down, with little time left for the GOP to find a replacement.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 7, 2018 • 2:48:58am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 4:00:53am

re: #84 Single-handed sailor

1.8”

one thing that really sold me on the metric system was how they measure precipitation: in liters per square meter.
I at first found that strange until someone explained that of course: one liter spread out over one square meter is one millimeter deep. So it tells you not only the volume but how deep it would be if it remained standing.

and not only that, it gives you an idea of the weight, as one liter of water weighs 1 kilogram.

so youse guys would’ve received around 46l/m²

how much is that is drams per square furlong?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 4:04:47am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹

Arkansas Republican candidate for the statehouse drops out after writing gay-bashing slurs on his Facebook page. Conservatives still don’t have a handle on how this social media thing works, where if you act like a jerk it will be amplified around the world.

Make Arkansas Great Again Candidate Quits after Ranting about Disgusting Fags (Goes to Pink News in the United Kingdom, a news and activist ‘zine for LGBT rights)

Another Republican down, with little time left for the GOP to find a replacement.

Another step toward Gay World Domination!!!

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 7, 2018 • 4:53:56am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

one thing that really sold me on the metric system was how they measure precipitation: in liters per square meter.
I at first found that strange until someone explained that of course: one liter spread out over one square meter is one millimeter deep. So it tells you not only the volume but how deep it would be if it remained standing.

and not only that, it gives you an idea of the weight, as one liter of water weighs 1 kilogram.

so youse guys would’ve received around 46l/m²

how much is that is drams per square furlong?

An ark?

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 7, 2018 • 5:35:34am

Just listening to a convo on NPR with a CEO of a drilling engineering firm about doing business in China and intellectual property theft. Does it happen? “Yes, we’ve had it happen and have terminated those relationships.” “But you still have work done in China.” “Yes, to be honest health care costs alone in America are higher than labor costs in China.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 5:37:10am

re: #90 Barefoot Grin

Just listening to a convo on NPR with a CEO of a drilling engineering firm about doing business in China and intellectual property theft. Does it happen? “Yes, we’ve had it happen and have terminated those relationships.” “But you still have work done in China.” “Yes, to be honest health care costs alone in America are higher than labor costs in China.”

Not to mention those pesky environmental, health and safety regulations that the Chinese are not as burdened with.

But that is what globalization is about: bringing cheap goods to America, creating jobs at Wal-Mart stocking shelves…

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steve_davis  Apr 7, 2018 • 5:50:31am

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

My mother used these live trap devices in her apartment to catch mice … they were a square tube with a slight bend in the middle. You put bait like peanut butter or something at the closed end of the tube (it’s cover could snap off), then set it up to balance on the opposite end (leaving the peanut butter hanging a couple inches in the air).

The mice would enter such traps, start climbing the tube, the trap would overbalance from the mouse’s weight causing that end of the tube to drop, and trigger a door to close the entrance.

You could then take the mouse outside or whatnot.

yes, the problem is that once you’ve taken the mouse outside, it enjoys nothing more than figuring out how to get back in the house. And it really makes no difference how far you take the mouse from the home—at least, not since the invention of Google maps.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2018 • 5:51:44am

re: #33 wheat-dogg

IOW sending out soldiers to fight an imaginary enemy, who cannot fight. Easy win!

Trump’s fellow GOP extremists in Texas and Arizona are sending out 400 troops to the border who will not be able to do interdictions, will not be able to arrest anyone, and will be wasting military assets on a fruitless mission that undermines military readiness.

Trump and his fellow travelers will see this as a win.

For everyone else, it’s a waste of resources.

Trump moved faster to send troops to the border at a time when crossings are actually down (and have been trending down for years) than he did to provide assistance to Puerto Rico after Maria.

400 troops helping get power and infrastructure restored in Puerto Rico would have been far more useful and have a more immediate impact than this.

Oh, and greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:07:57am

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

My mother used these live trap devices in her apartment to catch mice … they were a square tube with a slight bend in the middle. You put bait like peanut butter or something at the closed end of the tube (it’s cover could snap off), then set it up to balance on the opposite end (leaving the peanut butter hanging a couple inches in the air).

The mice would enter such traps, start climbing the tube, the trap would overbalance from the mouse’s weight causing that end of the tube to drop, and trigger a door to close the entrance.

You could then take the mouse outside or whatnot.

I overheard two older ladies discussing live traps in a hardware store and when asked what she did with the mice, she replied “I just flush them down the toilet!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:08:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:09:23am

re: #93 lawhawk

Trump’s fellow GOP extremists in Texas and Arizona are sending out 400 troops to the border who will not be able to do interdictions, will not be able to arrest anyone, and will be wasting military assets on a fruitless mission that undermines military readiness.

Trump and his fellow travelers will see this as a win.

For everyone else, it’s a waste of resources.

The Wall is a symbol of our resolve to maintain the purity of our nation. If DT cannot get it built quickly enough, he will use the military as an ersatz symbol to demonstrate his intentions.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:15:52am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s the epitome of the nativist/white supremacist policy re: immigration.

Consider too the rest of Trump’s policy “positions” on immigration.

1) wanting immigrants to look more like Europeans (specifically, Norweigans IIRC).
2) cutting legal immigration down to a trickle, especially as compared to prior limits or as a percent of Americans in the US today;
3) demanding deportations of tens of millions of people;
4) race-based deportations and ICE sweeps - easy pickings when you target folks who don’t look white;
5) pardoning Arpaio (yeah, I’m throwing this in here, because Arpaio was a virulent racist and bigot whose enforcement of the law targeted minorities, including people he thought were illegal aliens).

All this comes as cross-border entry is on the decline and has been over the past few years. Fox hysteria has pushed Trump to act on every perceived claim no matter how nuts it is. He’s not responding to facts or his own advisers.

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Targetpractice  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:16:37am

re: #93 lawhawk

Trump’s fellow GOP extremists in Texas and Arizona are sending out 400 troops to the border who will not be able to do interdictions, will not be able to arrest anyone, and will be wasting military assets on a fruitless mission that undermines military readiness.

Trump and his fellow travelers will see this as a win.

For everyone else, it’s a waste of resources.

Trump moved faster to send troops to the border at a time when crossings are actually down (and have been trending down for years) than he did to provide assistance to Puerto Rico after Maria.

400 troops helping get power and infrastructure restored in Puerto Rico would have been far more useful and have a more immediate impact than this.

Oh, and greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area.

As the NPR article noted above, the BP see the NG as nothing more than unpaid labor. They’re coming in to do the jobs at desks and on phones, freeing up the few agents they can find who can pass a polygraph test and are willing to start at less than $50K a year patrolling the least desirable places in the ass-end of nowhere to work out in the field. The great irony of all this would be if deploying the NG actually goosed the turnover rate of BP agents as they get out in the field and discover that snatching an “illegal” every other day isn’t as glamorous as the posters made it seem.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:29:40am

Unfu….

nope. Totally fucking believable.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:43:43am

re: #97 lawhawk

It’s the epitome of the nativist/white supremacist policy re: immigration.

Consider too the rest of Trump’s policy “positions” on immigration.

[Trump] is not responding to facts or his own advisers.

He is responding to a report he saw on Fox News.

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Teukka  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:43:52am

re: #99 lawhawk

Unfu….

nope. Totally fucking believable.

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Isn’t a deal which forces you to break the law illegal and null and void to begin with?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 6:46:28am

re: #99 lawhawk

Unfu….

nope. Totally fucking believable.

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There’s a lot of sleazy stuff going on at FNC. I’m honestly surprised we never hear about Hannity but maybe Sean is just a right wing hack.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:01:34am

re: #61 goddamnedfrank

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And his pillows SUCK.

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jeffreyw  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:03:17am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:11:32am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:12:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:14:19am

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ted Nugent: Democrats, RINOs, And Liberals Are Like Rabid Coyotes, Every Time You See One, You Shoot One -

Just a good old boy using humor and irony to make a point…

Unlike liberals who are to be taken entirely literally.

/

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:19:42am

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh but Hogg is the hateful one, huh conservatives? Maybe if you hadn’t made this fuckwit one of your favorites when dismissing gun control activists, you’d have some credibility. And Ted you’re a coward who hides behind guns because you can’t tslk to people with words so you sound like a hick Nazi fuck.

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:23:34am

I wonder how many volumes of the book she’ll end up doing.

Still going. Still very bad. Still not normal.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:25:58am
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bill d. (b.d.)  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:27:02am

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ted Nugent: Democrats, RINOs, And Liberals Are Like Rabid Coyotes, Every Time You See One, You Shoot One -

And the wingnut world shrugs while looking for anything some non-wingnut says to be outraged about.

this is bs, f*ck him and all of his associates who remain complicity silent .

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bill d. (b.d.)  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:28:52am

re: #110 jaunte

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Luckily for us it is easy to identify every single individual who attended the Trump inauguration

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Jay C  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:30:56am

re: #112 bill d. (b.d.)

Luckily for us it is easy to identify every single individual who attended the Trump inauguration

What? Even in the biggest Inaugural crowd EVER???
///

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:31:02am

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

And the wingnut world shrugs while looking for anything some non-wingnut says to be outraged about.

this is bs, f*ck him and all of his associates who remain complicity silent .

I’d like Romney to comment. After all, he was sooooo proud that this wackjob supported his candidacy in 2012.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:39:02am

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

And the wingnut world shrugs while looking for anything some non-wingnut says to be outraged about.

this is bs, f*ck him and all of his associates who remain complicity silent .

Pants shitting draft dodger now NRA bully and aspiring sicario says what?

Bring it Ted. I have the fight you are looking for. But hey lets be civilized. Let’s you and I have a timed run and gun shooting under stress competition. I win you shut the fuck up. See you at my range? Unless you prefer a boxing ring…

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bill d. (b.d.)  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:41:41am

re: #115 Unshaken Defiance

Pants shitting draft dodger now NRA bully and aspiring sicario says what?

Bring it Ted. I have the fight you are looking for. But hey lets be civilized. Let’s you and I have a timed run and gun shooting under stress competition. I win you shut the fuck up. See you at my range? Unless you prefer a boxing ring…

A FAIR competition?!?! Ted doesn’t do those.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:44:56am

re: #115 Unshaken Defiance

Pants shitting draft dodger now NRA bully and aspiring sicario says what?

Bring it Ted. I have the fight you are looking for. But hey lets be civilized. Let’s you and I have a timed run and gun shooting under stress competition. I win you shut the fuck up. See you at my range? Unless you prefer a boxing ring…

I’d love to see this.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:45:27am

re: #116 bill d. (b.d.)

A FAIR competition?!?! Ted doesn’t do those.

Yep because he’s a poaching wimp.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:49:12am

re: #117 HappyWarrior

I’d love to see this.

Gonna tweet it, but I expect nada

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:51:03am

re: #119 Unshaken Defiance

Gonna tweet it, but I expect nada

Do it anyhow. He needs to know that there’s plenty of liberal minded people who are better shots than him.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:55:59am

re: #120 HappyWarrior

A bit rephrased but done.

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:57:56am

re: #121 Unshaken Defiance

A bit rephrased but done.

The pants shitting poacher won’t reply but you have my salute.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 7:58:59am

Interesting 17 tweet thread:

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:00:02am

re: #122 William Lewis

The pants shitting poacher won’t reply but you have my salute.

You both are bigger men than he’ll ever be. Nugent is an emotionally stunted manchild whose whole existence is dedicated to guns and insulting everyone who doesn’t think like him while sounding like Streicher.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:03:50am

re: #122 William Lewis

No of course not. At least if anyone takes even a cursory look, they will see none of my offer is fake. And I sure never saw Ted at the World Speed Shooting Championship.

Edit
The coolest thing would be to actually engage in a debate, argument, conversation with a decent audience or views. That’s actually the fight I want. In as much as I could argue for days with Obidicut, Ted would be a more productive excercise.

CL used to tease me about those days long page thread runs.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:04:32am

re: #123 jaunte

Interesting 17 tweet thread:

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That’s one of the better writings on the issue I’ve seen.

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:05:44am

re: #124 HappyWarrior

You both are bigger men than he’ll ever be. Nugent is an emotionally stunted manchild whose whole existence is dedicated to guns and insulting everyone who doesn’t think like him while sounding like Streicher.

Heh. As I said once before, “Sword in one hand, revolver in the other, shot glass of whiskey on top of my bible & prayer book; I’m a fundamentalist’s nightmare walking.”

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:06:07am

Well, shit.

A van is reported to have driven into pedestrians in the city of Muenster, in Germany.

Local police have confirmed there are deaths and injuries, but have not said how many.

They have asked local people to avoid the area.

bbc.com

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:07:05am

re: #125 Unshaken Defiance

No of course not. At least if anyone takes even a cursory look, they will see none of my offer is fake. And I sure never saw Ted at the World Speed Shooting Championship.

I believe you. Jerry Miculek perhaps, but not Teddy :D

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:09:24am

re: #127 William Lewis

Heh. As I said once before, “Sword in one hand, revolver in the other, shot glass of whiskey on top of my bible & prayer book; I’m a fundamentalist’s nightmare walking.”

I only got the whiskey and tattoos. :)

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:09:35am

re: #123 jaunte

Interesting 17 tweet thread:

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Interesting person too from the look of his header there. “Two rings” & a leather boy cap & a writer of kids books… gotta love that mix.

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:09:42am

Thread.

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electrotek  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:11:29am

Oh shit

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:12:47am

re: #131 William Lewis

Interesting person too from the look of his header there. “Two rings” & a leather boy cap & a writer of kids books… gotta love that mix.

The 9 years, 2 rings thing is a long running joke. He’s never been in the NFL but it’s hilarious when his trolls believe it and try to use it.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:13:16am

re: #133 electrotek

Oh shit

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Local polizei are reporting three dead and about 30 injured. According to Der Spiegel, the suspect shot himself afterwards.

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:14:33am

re: #134 JordanRules

The 9 years, 2 rings thing is a long running joke. He’s never been in the NFL but it’s hilarious when his trolls believe it and try to use it.

Ah. That’s fun in it’s own way, I was about to go google it ;)

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electrotek  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:18:49am

re: #135 Dr Lizardo

Local polizei are reporting three dead and about 30 injured. According to Der Spiegel, the suspect shot himself afterwards.

Is it fucked up to say we are fortunate that more people didn’t die from this attack? When the potential could have been worse?

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electrotek  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:19:35am

If he shot himseld, then chances are it won’t be an Islamist. But then again who knows at this point?

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:19:54am

Fucking bad news. I gotta run a couple of errands - hopefully more will be known by when I get back in an hour or so.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:22:31am

You just know Trump’s going to say something about the incident in Germany.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:25:02am

re: #138 electrotek

If he shot himseld, then chances are it won’t be an Islamist. But then again who knows at this point?

I’m so old I remember when German terrorists were secular. Very secular, communist/anarchist types that used bombs and guns.

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electrotek  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:26:47am

re: #140 lawhawk

You just know Trump’s going to say something about the incident in Germany.

Once his dick gets hard enough over the news

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:27:42am

I am now official. I have been trained as a Minority Inspector. The only downside to this position is that I have to hold onto the printouts for one year.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:28:38am

Imagine how much worse these van incidents would be if Europe had lax gun laws and these assholes could easily get AR-15s and high capacity mags…

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:29:04am

re: #141 Unshaken Defiance

I’m so old I remember when German terrorists were secular. Very secular, communist/anarchist types that used bombs and guns.

Yep, the Rote Armee Fraktion or the Revolutionäre Zellen.

They were pretty notorious back in the 1970s and early 80’s. Also, though not from Germany, the Brigate Rosse was also quite infamous. It was a fairly serious problem throughout Western Europe at the time.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:29:19am

re: #143 PhillyPretzel

I am now official. I have been trained as a Minority Inspector. The only downside to this position is that I have to hold onto the printouts for one year.

Just remember: Asians can be tricky sometimes.

//

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:29:29am

re: #132 JordanRules

Thread.

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There was a woman in Home Depot the other day that had a t-shirt that said “Who is John Galt?”

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:30:38am

re: #146 Eclectic Cyborg

Thanks. I already know that. My stepmother is Chinese.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:30:40am

It’s April 7, 2018, 10:30am. In Rockwall, Texas, the current temperature is THIRTY-FIVE (35) FUCKING DEGREES!!!

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:31:16am

re: #138 electrotek

If he shot himseld, then chances are it won’t be an Islamist. But then again who knows at this point?

Maybe some new, wacked-out definition of “martyrdom”? Hell, the very concept of martyrdom has been distorted beyond all recognition by bloody-minded fanatics.

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Jay C  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:37:59am

re: #132 JordanRules

Thread.

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Wow: the Million Moron March there really looks like a YUUUGE deal: there are, what? 2-3 dozen people? Though from the camera angle straight on it looks like the march goes on up the street (I don’t think so - it looks like about 30 or so folks, and some passers-by).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:38:37am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:39:35am

re: #151 Jay C

Wow: the Million Moron March there really looks like a YUUUGE deal: there are, what? 2-3 dozen people? Though from the camera angle straight on it looks like the march goes on up the street (I don’t think so - it looks like about 30 or so folks, and some passers-by).

I’m wondering who paid for the professionally printed banner they are toting.

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:42:03am
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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:42:30am

re: #133 electrotek

Oh shit

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Here comes the “see, vehicles are just as dangerous as guns” defense.

“When will liberals call for cars, vans and trucks to be banned?”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:43:50am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yawn. Whatever you inbred ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:46:24am
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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:48:40am
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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:50:00am

re: #154 JordanRules

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The yawn really sells it for the pooch.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:50:23am

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just like the Federal GOP rushing that tax bill through and screwing their corporate buddies out of a useful benefit.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:50:51am

re: #158 JordanRules

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Cruella de Scar Conway.

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:51:57am

re: #158 JordanRules

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Damn Jordan, that image of Kellyanne needs to be in a private tag. Scared the hell out of me.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:53:15am

re: #155 ObserverArt

Here comes the “see, vehicles are just as dangerous as guns” defense.

“When will liberals call for cars, vans and trucks to be banned?”

Like clockwork:

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plansbandc  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:56:08am

re: #163 jaunte

What a dickhead.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:57:35am

re: #164 plansbandc

David Hogg and the other Parkland students really have them shook.

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:59:07am

re: #163 jaunte

Like clockwork:

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Of course.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2018 • 8:59:45am

re: #162 ObserverArt

Saved me the trouble of making breakfast. One more coffee, hold out till lunch.

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Alephnaught  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:00:39am

re: #132 JordanRules

Thread.

[Embedded content on Twitter, eg:] QAnon protesters are now marching up Pennsylvania Ave, demanding to know “who is Q?!” Reminder that this whole thing is based on anonymous internet posts on 4chan.

It would have been funny if, at this point at the match, there was someone shouting through a megaphone: “YOU ARE NUMBER SIX!”.

The Prisoner ~ Opening Sequence

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:01:00am

re: #163 jaunte

Like clockwork:

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Edit: My first attempt I pasted the wrong tweet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:01:15am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:04:08am

re: #168 Alephnaught

“And a child fat neckbeard shall lead them.”

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:06:24am

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:06:55am

re: #172 Belafon

Oh that is a great graphic.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:09:21am

re: #147 Belafon

There was a woman in Home Depot the other day that had a t-shirt that said “Who is John Galt?”

Nothing new. They were wearing those T-shirts 45 years ago when I started at Pitt—especially in the economics classes.

I read Atlas Shrugged when I was 15. My Dad and Mom wanted me to be aware of how evil Ayn Rand was. I still remember Mom going livid when Ayn Rand was on Phil Donahue’s show in the 70s. She was backing Ford for President and continually attacked the Libertarian Party. And she kept saying “This is MY show” all through the 60 minutes. At the end, Mom said that she was “the evilest witch in the world”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:09:51am

Mice update: Got another one last night with the glue traps. Pretty sure the bait trap in the attic is helping too. I haven’t heard as much activity as I did before.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:10:53am
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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:13:50am

So I had the strangest fail in digital photography. I can see 4k videos just fine on the camera playback. but upon any kind of transfer a few go zero bytes. *primal scream* Recovery software was no help. I got what I could and reformatted, grabbed a different card. Fingers crossed for later this am.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:14:19am

re: #176 jaunte

Video games too. “Dude with a gun” is like the default cover for 90% of action games.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:14:38am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:18:11am

re: #168 Alephnaught

So is Blowsanne leading the march?

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wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:19:36am

This is a first from what I’ve seen.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:19:48am

Off to to some real world stuff. Be well all, keep the resistance moving. :-)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:20:06am

Fuck.

My daughter is attending school in Münster.

Waiting to hear if she is safe

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:22:13am

re: #176 jaunte

[Embedded content]

My wife will get all worried when there’s a nude in a movie that we’re taking the kids to, but doesn’t flinch at the violence. I’m like “Really?”

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:23:00am

re: #114 HappyWarrior

I’d like Romney to comment. After all, he was sooooo proud that this wackjob supported his candidacy in 2012.

As were the Romney spawn—for posterity:

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:24:11am

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

Video games too. “Dude with a gun” is like the default cover for 90% of action games.

My kids play Overwatch, like nearly everyone with a game system and an internet connection. But my son also plays Danganronpa and Persona 5, some rather interesting puzzle games.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:24:29am

re: #185 BeachDem

tbh they were the only musicians on Team Mitt he could name.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:26:39am

re: #125 Unshaken Defiance

No of course not. At least if anyone takes even a cursory look, they will see none of my offer is fake. And I sure never saw Ted at the World Speed Shooting Championship.

Edit
The coolest thing would be to actually engage in a debate, argument, conversation with a decent audience or views. That’s actually the fight I want. In as much as I could argue for days with Obidicut, Ted would be a more productive excercise.

CL used to tease me about those days long page thread runs.

I really miss Obidcut

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:27:29am

re: #187 jaunte

tbh they were the only musicians on Team Mitt he could name.

And he forgot Lee “Gawd Bless the You S A” Greenwood…

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VegasGolfer  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:32:17am

watching last nights Bill Maher and he skewered Milania a couple of times.
wonder if lumpy is gonna go after him too?

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:35:04am

re: #139 William Lewis

Fucking bad news. I gotta run a couple of errands - hopefully more will be known by when I get back in an hour or so.

So what more do we know?

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:38:31am

re: #147 Belafon

There was a woman in Home Depot the other day that had a t-shirt that said “Who is John Galt?”

I deal with that by walking up and saying “Someone only the economically illiterate follow” and walk away not bothering to listen to their shrieks of ignorance.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:42:28am

re: #191 William Lewis

So what more do we know?

If you’re referring to what happened in Germany, nothing new to report so far other than quite a few are dead, at least a couple of dozen have been injured and the perp promptly offed himself.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:45:11am
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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:47:04am

re: #190 VegasGolfer

He also said the Laura Ingram boycott was wrong. Blech.
I understand how the boycott issue might be near to his heart and all but he recovered quite nicely.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:47:26am
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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:48:23am
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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:53:31am

re: #196 jaunte
Some days I’m amazed at how many people don’t get that we’re here again.
So dangerous. And we’ll have more stochastic terrorism coupled with increasing authoritarian pushes by our institutions.

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MsJ  Apr 7, 2018 • 9:56:19am

New word of the day?

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wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:21:00am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:31:16am

re: #199 MsJ

New word of the day?

[Embedded content]

First time I’ve seen it in the wild.

It was used/discussed at my industry conference last mo.

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KerFuFFler  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:39:27am
A South Carolina Republican congressman is not backing down from critics after he pulled out his own personal — and loaded — .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday….

The move, Norman said, was intended to prove “guns don’t shoot people; people shoot guns.”

Reinforcing his point, the weapon, a 38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, did not shoot anyone as it sat there quietly on a table in front of the lawmaker.

Ok, guns by themselves are not particularly dangerous. Who cares? The fact that guns make people very dangerous is the important point. After all how many people could the Las Vegas shooter have killed or injured so quickly without his arsenal of high powered weapons?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:41:54am

re: #185 BeachDem

As were the Romney spawn—for posterity:

[Embedded content]

I’m pretty sure Bovre: #196 jaunte

[Embedded content]

I wish someone would take Nugent’s guns and destroy them in front of him and watch the pig squeal.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:42:32am

re: #202 KerFuFFler

SMH. What would have happened if the gun had accidentally gone off when he set it down? Was he smart enough to point the barrel AWAY from his constituents?

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:46:35am

re: #202 KerFuFFler

Ok, guns by themselves are not particularly dangerous. Who cares? The fact that guns make people very dangerous is the important point. After all how many people could the Las Vegas shooter have killed or injured so quickly without his arsenal of high powered weapons?

Of course a gun by itself doesn’t do anything. A car that never leaves the dealership won’t do any damage either, but we regulate them and drivers.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:46:41am

re: #204 Eclectic Cyborg

SMH. What would have happened if the gun had accidentally gone off when he set it down? Was he smart enough to point the barrel AWAY from his constituents?

If the gun had gone off Franky Graham Cracker and the Pulpit Pimps would have forgiven him in the name of Jesus.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:47:09am

Regarding the incident in Münster, Germany, I’m seeing this from Der Spiegel (courtesy of Google Translate):

Who is the culprit?

The background of the attack is so far unclear. The authorities classify after SPIEGEL information, the act is currently as an attack. According to the police, the perpetrator shot himself after the attack itself. According to SPIEGEL information, it was the 48-year-old German Jens R., who had been psychologically conspicuous in the past. The police are currently searching his apartment.

spiegel.de

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:49:26am

re: #197 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

I really hate it when people do this.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:52:00am

re: #208 goddamnedfrank

I really hate it when people do this.

[Embedded content]

Yeah because all the nobodies who abuse kids end up all over the news…

EVERY single one of my female friends and family members has been sexually harassed or abused at some point.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:53:52am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:55:04am

re: #207 Dr Lizardo

Thought I’d add that I’m seeing a similar story in Süddeutsche Zeitung; a German, tentatively identified as “Jens R.”, in his late 40’s, with a history of psychiatric issues.

I’d add that Süddeutsche Zeitung is a solid news source.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2018 • 10:58:48am

re: #211 Dr Lizardo

Thought I’d add that I’m seeing a similar story in Süddeutsche Zeitung; a German, tentatively identified as “Jens R.”, in his late 40’s, with a history of psychiatric issues.

I’d add that Süddeutsche Zeitung is a solid news source.

alles Lügenpresse!

/

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:00:08am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

alles Lügenpresse!

/

I used to read SDZ pretty much daily when I lived in Berlin; one of the fellows in the WG had a subscription and when he was done reading it, I’d look it over. I found it to be a good news source.

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:00:41am

Dang weather!

37° with wind means brrrrrrrrr.

It’s April Mom Nature…WTF?

And you can keep the snow!

Grumble.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:03:02am

re: #214 ObserverArt

Dang weather!

37° with wind means brrrrrrrrr.

It’s April Mom Nature…WTF?

And you can keep the snow!

Grumble.

Have to say that today was a beautiful day here in Central Europe, or at least in my part of it; about 67 F and abundant sunshine. Dried my laundry on the balcony today - first time this year.

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:04:31am

re: #208 goddamnedfrank

I really hate it when people do this.

[Embedded content]

Now he says it’s stuff that he “saw”. Obviously he doesn’t get anecdotes but I’m also worried about what he’s seen.

Blinking guy dot gif

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:05:49am

it happened last night:
At least 14 killed in bus crash involving Canadian junior hockey team

(CNN)A bus carrying a junior hockey team and a tractor-trailer collided Friday night in western Canada’s Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people and injuring 14 others, authorities said.

Members of the Humboldt Broncos were inside the bus and headed to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game when the crash happened north of Tisdale.
Three of the 14 injured people were in critical condition, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. Authorities have not identified the victims and would not confirm whether they were players, coaches or the driver of the truck. Twenty-eight people were on the bus.

Humboldt, a town of about 6,000, has a long tradition of fielding teams in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The Broncos, like other teams in the league, attract players from different parts of Canada who stay with host families during the hockey season, the team’s website said.

Humboldt players range in age from 16 to 21, according to an online team roster. Thirteen of the 24 players listed on the roster come from Saskatchewan, with two from Humboldt. Most of the others list their hometowns as being in the province of Alberta.

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:06:41am

re: #215 Dr Lizardo

Have to say that today was a beautiful day here in Central Europe, or at least in my part of it; about 67 F and abundant sunshine. Dried my laundry on the balcony today - first time this year.

67°. Can you spare 10° and send it this way?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:09:18am
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:11:56am

re: #208 goddamnedfrank

I really hate it when people do this.

[Embedded content]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:12:26am

he must be back from the golf club:

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:13:40am

P.S. Flip phones are still cool.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:14:03am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:14:12am

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not necessarily; he could be pinching a loaf at the clubhouse.

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Alephnaught  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:14:12am

re: #189 Joe Bacon 🌹

And he forgot Lee “Gawd Bless the You S A” Greenwood…

I also notice he forgot “great Detroit musicians” who were involved in, say, Motown, or Detroit Techno, or even decent rock bands like The Stooges or The MC5. All of these musicians were far more influential in the grand scheme of things than Nungent and Kid Rock combined.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:15:05am
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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:15:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:15:53am

President Donald Trump was reportedly “freaked out” to see Fox News personalities slam him for signing an Omnibus spending bill that failed to fund the building of his signature border wall, Axios reported Saturday.

“Sources who’ve discussed it with Trump say it freaked him out to see the array of usually friendly faces on Fox News’ opinion shows — Pete Hegseth, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, et al. — ripping into him for signing a bill that spent a ton of money, but gave lots away to liberal priorities and did little for his signature promise to build a wall,” Axios recounted.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:17:13am

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:17:33am

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

P.S. Flip phones are still cool.

I’d love to get my hands on one of these - but they don’t sell them here.

Samsung w2017 Galaxy
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:21:10am
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allegro  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:21:41am

‘Tis a weird weather day. Houston, mid-50s and dropping, blustery. (Glad I procrastinated putting my winter clothes away - my favorite softy sweats feel real good right now.) It has made folks out on the roads particularly NUTS. Just made what I thought to be a quickie run to the Redbox and convenience store for the second of our afternoon’s double feature, The Last Jedi, and movie day munchies, Damn terrifying out there. =O

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:21:57am
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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:22:01am

re: #225 Alephnaught

I also notice he forgot “great Detroit musicians” who were involved in, say, Motown, or Detroit Techno, or even decent rock bands like The Stooges or The MC5. All of these musicians were far more influential in the grand scheme of things than Nungent and Kid Rock combined.

Alice Cooper
Jack White
Mitch Ryder and Jimmy McCarty - Detroit Wheels, Cactus…
Earl Klugh

…more…

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:22:07am

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I see dead dumb people.”

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:22:43am

re: #234 ObserverArt

Alice Cooper
Jack White
Mitch Ryder and Jimmy McCarty - Detroit Wheels, Cactus…
Earl Klugh

…more…

Death.

Death - Politicians In My Eyes (1974/2009) [HQ]

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:22:58am

re: #230 Dr Lizardo

I’d love to get my hands on one of these - but they don’t sell them here.

[Embedded content]

Don’t Call it a Comeback

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Interesting Times  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:23:16am

Speaking of Qanon quacks…

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:23:44am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:30:01am

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

[Embedded content]

Only in Tooty Frooty Newty’s dreams!

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:32:08am

re: #240 Joe Bacon 🌹

Only in Tooty Frooty Newty’s dreams!

Proving yet again that a considerable chunk of the wingnuts live in a Bizarro World alternate reality.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:32:30am

re: #234 ObserverArt

Alice Cooper
Jack White
Mitch Ryder and Jimmy McCarty - Detroit Wheels, Cactus…
Earl Klugh

…more…

Just off the top of my head (each and every one 100 times more important and more talented than the gun-totin’ pants-shitter.)

Marvin Gaye
Bob Seger
Aretha Franklin
Martha and the Vandellas
Miracles
Supremes
Four Tops
Temptations

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:33:45am

Authorities say three people are dead after a shooting on a charter bus in Rockford Sunday morning, CBS affiliate WIFR reports. The suspect remains at large.

Police responded to the scene around 3:30 Saturday morning after reports that several were shot. When police arrived, they discovered three bodies inside a private charter bus that was rented out Friday.

Police said the suspect was a passenger on the bus and said the shooting took place near Auburn Street and Johnston Avenue. The driver then drove to Springfield Avenue where the driver called police and met with officers.

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ckkatz  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:34:00am

re: #217 Backwoods_Sleuth

Another badly done humblebrag.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:34:34am

re: #217 Backwoods_Sleuth

Notice how quick Trumps response was.

Fun fact: All the players involved are white.

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:36:19am

re: #242 BeachDem

Just off the top of my head (each and every one 100 times more important and more talented than the gun-totin’ pants-shitter.)

Marvin Gaye
Bob Seger
Aretha Franklin
Martha and the Vandellas
Miracles
Supremes
Four Tops
Temptations

Damn…how could I forget Bob Seger?

Alephnaught had covered all the Motowners in general, so I skipped them…you got ‘em.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:37:51am
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ckkatz  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:38:18am

re: #71 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We have lost more than one cat to eating poisoned mice

That’s horrible. I am so sorry to hear that.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:38:59am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:39:41am

re: #249 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Thanks, you fracking idiots.

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:40:09am
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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:47:52am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Notice the stinking diaper.

253
stpaulbear  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:52:02am

re: #202 KerFuFFler

Ok, guns by themselves are not particularly dangerous. Who cares? The fact that guns make people very dangerous is the important point. After all how many people could the Las Vegas shooter have killed or injured so quickly without his arsenal of high powered weapons?

Norman is lucky that no one ran out of the office and told security that “someone has pulled a gun in the room”. It would have been bedlam.

254
Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:53:07am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:54:18am

re: #254 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

We want you out.

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:55:53am

re: #253 stpaulbear

Norman is lucky that no one ran out of the office and told security that “someone has pulled a gun in the room”. It would have been bedlam.

One could have also had him arrested for brandishing a firearm (at least under WI law).

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:55:56am

Honestly, really not a fan of Rev. Al
So, hoping he doesn’t screw this up

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wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:56:05am

re: #254 Charles Johnson

[We are sealing up our Southern Border]

Oh, yeah, except for that billion dollars per day of commerce.

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:58:55am

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Regarding the qAnon march, and Will Sommer’s twitter feed, one comment was that it looks like tinfoil hats have been replaced by pool noodles.

I laughed.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2018 • 11:59:40am

Trump’s America.

Texas nurse stabbed after assailant called her ‘[bigoted word],’ ‘desert monkey,’ police say

She was driving home from a late-night nursing shift at a Houston area hospital Thursday morning when her car was nearly side-swiped.

When the driver whose red SUV nearly collided with hers made a sudden U-turn along Huffmeister Road, the nurse, who wore a hijab, thought the driver wanted to make sure she was OK, according to a news release from the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic relations.

That’s when, she says, a white man in his 20s or early 30s, with tattoos on his arms and neck, got out of the SUV with a knife.

“Oh my God, it’s a [bigoted word]. It’s a [expletive] [bigoted word],” he said, according to the release, before also calling her a “sand n——-” and a “desert monkey.”

sanluisobispo.com

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:01:47pm

re: #208 goddamnedfrank

Funny when the response to you pointing out that anecdotes aren’t data is “but they’re MY anecdotes.”

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:01:48pm

re: #251 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

They should talk to Bezos.

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allegro  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:01:56pm

re: #248 ckkatz

That’s horrible. I am so sorry to hear that.

Just gotta respond to this… in the US there is no mouse/rat poison sold that has secondary kill attributes. IOW critters can’t die from poisoning by eating poisoned rodents. The bait sold to the public is warfarin based and requires multiple doses over several days to be lethal so even if stomach content contained warfarin, it isn’t lethal. If the cats died from poisoning they died from eating the bait directly.

Your public service announcement for Saturday.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:02:52pm
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unproven innocence  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:04:53pm

Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And ‘Media Influencers’ - Michelle Fabio Apr 6, 2018 @ 01:02 PM
Intro:

In today’s installment of “I’m Not Terrified, You Are,” Bloomberg Law reports on a fedbizopps.gov posting by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the relatively benign-sounding subject “Media Monitoring Services.”

The details of the attached Request for Information, however, outline a plan to gather and monitor the public activities of media professionals and influencers and are enough to cause nightmares of constitutional proportions, particularly as the freedom of the press is under attack worldwide.

And “attack” is not hyperbolic.

Every day, journalists face serious consequences including physical violence, imprisonment and death. A few days ago, the Committee to Protect Journalists launched its annual Free The Press campaign to raise awareness about imprisoned journalists throughout the world. On May 3, UNESCO will once again mark World Press Freedom Day “to inform citizens of violations of press freedom — a reminder that in dozens of countries around the world, publications are censored, fined, suspended and closed down, while journalists, editors and publishers are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered.”

Meanwhile, the United States government, traditionally one of the bastions of press freedom, is about to compile a list of professional journalists and “top media influencers,” which would seem to include bloggers and podcasters, and monitor what they’re putting out to the public.

What could possibly go wrong? A lot.

DHS’s “Media Monitoring” Plan
As part of its “media monitoring,” the DHS seeks to track more than 290,000 global news sources as well as social media in over 100 languages,
[snip]

And this is particularly worrisome:
One aspect of the media coverage to be gathered is its “sentiment.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:06:17pm

re: #254 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Sure am curious why Trump doesn’t call for a wall on our Northern border!

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:08:39pm

re: #266 Joe Bacon 🌹

Sure am curious why Trump doesn’t call for a wall on our Northern border!

“There’s a country above us? Isn’t that just North America?”

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:10:29pm

Another post on Will Sommer’s live tweet of the qAnon (Qanon?) march contained this Far Side cartoon, which is quite apropos:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:17:33pm
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:20:38pm

re: #267 Belafon

“There’s a country above us? Isn’t that just North America?”

“That’s just America’s hat!”

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 7, 2018 • 12:55:05pm

re: #259 retired cynic

Regarding the qAnon march, and Will Sommer’s twitter feed, one comment was that it looks like tinfoil hats have been replaced by pool noodles.

I laughed.

The first time I saw AUM Shinrikyo in the late 80s in Tokyo they had gauzy white clothes and were wearing elephant hats. When I returned in the mid 90s they were getting ready to carry out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Apr 7, 2018 • 1:25:36pm

re: #266 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just last weekend a Trump supporter was attempting to convince me that Trump had to be doing something I could support, at least one thing — tax cuts, the wall, something. I said the wall was the stupidest fucking thing ever and asked if it was so necessary then why would we leave our northern border open. He said, “Because we’ve never found tunnels used to bring drugs and weapons into our country from Canada.”

I said, “And how exactly is the wall going to stop that?” After a pause he said, “That’s a fair point.”

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Teukka  Apr 7, 2018 • 4:19:53pm

re: #239 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Meanwhile, in the US:


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Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel - Official Trailer Higher. Further. Faster. Watch the trailer for Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, in theaters March 8, 2019. ► Subscribe to Marvel: bit.ly More info on Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel: marvel.com Follow Marvel on Twitter: ‪@marvelLike Marvel on FaceBook: ‪facebook.com For ...
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Jungle Performing ‘Heavy, California’ Live on KCRW Jungle’s highly anticipated sophomore album was heavily influenced by their time living here in Los Angeles. We share a live session with the UK band on the release date for For Ever. Watch the full session here:kcrw.com kcrw.comMusic | ...
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Steely Dan: More Than Just a BandPOLYPHONIC MERCHANDISE: store.dftba.com Music by Pracs: SoundCloud Support me on Patreon: patreon.com Twitter: @watchpolyphonicFacebook: facebook.com
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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Performing ‘You Worry Me’ Live on KCRW Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats released their excellent sophomore album Tearing at the Seams earlier this year and have been on the road ever since. Inspired by personal drama, but full of hope, the new songs come alive ...
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Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer There's a lot more to the lyrics and the video than you first see, while the music amd vocal style reminds me of some "hopeful while showing the hopeless" '70's tunes. “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino smarturl.ittour tickets ...
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The 36% Deplorables Still Back the Babooncnn.com No suprise to me. Despite the raving lunatic Tweets, the nonsense policy decisions, the stoking of racial tensions, the Mafia Thug style approach to law, and the blatant grabs for more power, Trump has not dipped in his support ...
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Bank of America Reportedly Froze Some Accounts After Asking Customers About Their Citizenship It is a fact the American law does not require citizenship to open a bank account. Nor should it. Xenophobia is a terrible business model and attitude. Businessmen come here and do business, that's called economic activity. In order ...
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Myanmar Court Sentences Reuters Reporters to Seven Years in Prison A court sentenced two Reuters reporters who exposed human-rights abuses by Myanmar’s military to seven years in prison on Monday for obtaining state secrets, in a case that raised questions about judicial independence and became emblematic of the country’s ...
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